Information in accordance with section 5 TMG
c/o Arndt Leininger
Emser Str. 15
Register Court: Amtsgericht Freiburg im Breisgau
Registernummer: VR 701448
Person responsible for content in accordance with 55 Abs. 2 RStV:
Accountability for content
The contents of our pages have been created with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the contents’ accuracy, completeness or topicality. According to statutory provisions, we are furthermore responsible for our own content on these web pages. In this context, please note that we are accordingly not obliged to monitor merely the transmitted or saved information of third parties, or investigate circumstances pointing to illegal activity. Our obligations to remove or block the use of information under generally applicable laws remain unaffected by this as per §§ 8 to 10 of the Telemedia Act (TMG).
Accountability for links
Responsibility for the content of external links (to web pages of third parties) lies solely with the operators of the linked pages. No violations were evident to us at the time of linking. Should any legal infringement become known to us, we will remove the respective link immediately. Copyright
Our web pages and their contents are subject to German copyright law. Unless expressly permitted by law (§ 44a et seq. of the copyright law), every form of utilizing, reproducing or processing works subject to copyright protection on our web pages requires the prior consent of the respective owner of the rights. Individual reproductions of a work are allowed only for private use, so must not serve either directly or indirectly for earnings. Unauthorized utilization of copyrighted works is punishable (§ 106 of the copyright law).
Data privacy statement
Responsible in the sense of the valid data protection law:
c/o Arndt Leininger
Emser Str. 15
The data protection officer is:
Scope of application
General information about privacy
As far as on our sides personal data (for example name, address or e-mail addresses) are processed, this processing takes place exclusively on basis of a legal permission or with your express consent. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.
Please note, however, that data transmission over the internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of data from access by third parties is therefore not possible. You should also be aware that by publicly sharing images, comments, or similar material on our sites, unknown third parties may copy and distribute this information on other sites. As a result, shared information can still be found on the internet after it has been deleted from our site.
You can register for our newsletter via our website. The data you enter will be used to send newsletters and registration information. Anonymous user statistics are also created using this data. Your data will also not be disclosed to third parties. The processing of your information is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need a valid e-mail address from you, as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. To ensure that an e-mail address is not abused by third parties in our mailing list, we work in accordance with the law with the so-called “double-opt-in” procedure. As part of this process, the order date of the newsletter, the dispatch of the confirmation email and the receipt of the confirmation of registration will be logged.
Optionally, you can provide information about your name, your home town, your professional status and your personal IT skills. This information is used to personalize your newsletter and to create anonymous user statistics.
The newsletter is distributed via “MailChimp”, a newsletter shipping platform of Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave # 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
The e-mail addresses of our Newsletter recipients, as well as their other information described in these notes, are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletters on our behalf. Furthermore, MailChimp may, according to its own information, use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of the shipping and the presentation of the newsletter or for economic purposes, to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write them down or to pass them on to third parties.
The newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon”, i. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the MailChimp server when the newsletter is opened. This call will initially collect technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval. This information is used to improve the technical performance of services based on their specifications or audience and their reading habits, based on their locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times.
Statistical surveys also include determining if the newsletters will be opened, when they will be opened and which links will be clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our desire nor that of MailChimp to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.
The granted consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter or by contacting our data protection officer.
If you contact us by contact form or by e-mail, your information from the contact form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. We do not share this information with third parties without your consent.
Integration of services and content of third parties
Our offer may include content, services and services of other providers. These are, for example, maps provided by Google Maps, videos from YouTube as well as graphics and images from other websites. In order for these data to be accessed and displayed in the user’s browser, the transmission of the IP address is absolutely necessary. The corresponding providers (hereinafter referred to as “third party providers”) thus perceive the IP address of the respective user.
We have no control over whether the third-party IP address may be stored. This process is used in the case, inter alia, statistical purposes. If we are aware that the IP address is being stored, we will inform our users.
Facebook social plug-in
We include social networking plug-ins on our websites (Address: 1601 South California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). You will recognize the plug-ins - an overview can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/Plug-ins/ - on Like-Button (Like) or the Facebook logo.
If you call one of our websites with Facebook plug-in, a direct connection to Facebook will be established. We have no control over the type and extent of data collected, stored and processed by Facebook. We can only inform you according to our knowledge.
Facebook will be informed via the plug-in that you have accessed the corresponding website of our offer. This also applies to users who are not registered with Facebook. In this case, there is the possibility that Facebook stores the IP address.
If you are a member of Facebook and logged in, the call of a website with Facebook plug-in can be clearly assigned to your user account on Facebook. In addition, the plug-ins transmit all interactions, for example, if you use the Like button or leave a comment.
To prevent Facebook from storing information about you, please log out of Facebook before visiting our websites. You can also block the plug-ins with add-ons for the browser (for example, “Facebook Blocker”).
Twitter Social Plugin
This offer uses features of the Twitter service. This is provided by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Twitter offers the so-called “Tweet” and “Follow” functions. If you use the features of Twitter on our websites, the websites you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and may be shared with other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter.
Duration of data storage
Personal data is stored according to the principles of data avoidance and data economy only as long as required or required by law (legal storage period). If the purpose of the information collected is omitted or the storage period ends, we block or delete the data.
Right to information, correction, suspension, cancellation and opposition
You can ask for information about the data we have stored about you at any time. You may request a correction, blocking or deletion of your data. The data can only be deleted if the storage of the data is not required by law (eg in the context of data retention) or if the data is subject to an archiving obligation. Instead, we can block your data.
You may revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data in writing at any time without stating reasons. In this case, we will remove your data as soon as possible from our website.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact our Privacy Officer.