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First information about data protection: the statutory basis
(Federal Data Protection Act and Telemedia Act) The Federal Data Protection Act and, subsequently, also the Telemedia Act protect person-related data. This is data that refers to natural persons. Data from legal entities are not subject to this protection. Person-related data is information that can be assigned to your person (i.e., your name, telephone number or your email address). Information which cannot be directly linked to your actual identity (such as, for example, the items indicated by you on a website), does not fall under this protection.
By using our website you agree that we may collect certain data. In return, we are obliged to collect only the absolutely necessary data and to protect your data at all times. If you just visit our website, we do not collect any person-related data. That means that you can visit our website without telling us who you are. We only have information about the name of your internet service provider as well as the IP address used to access our website, the web page from which you visit us, and the web pages you look at. This information is assessed for statistical purposes in order to help us continually improve our products. An a unique user, you remain anonymous. Only when you send us a message using our contact page do we collect certain person-related data necessary for carrying out the service.
Collecting and processing non-person-related data
Every time a user accesses our website, i.e. every time it retrieves or attempts to retrieve a file on this server, data about the procedure is stored in a log file. This data is not person-related; in other words, we cannot trace which user retrieved which data. And we also do not try to collect this information. Individually, the following data sets are stored for every retrieval:
- Name of the file retrieved
- Date and time it was retrieved
- Volume of data transferred
- Reports whether it was successfully retrieved
- Reports on why a retrieval failed if applicable
- Name of your internet service provider
- Operating system, if applicable, and browser software on your computer as well as the website from which you visited
All of these data are only assessed for statistical purposes by us and by the service providers we contract. We use the data only to make our website even better for you.
Use and sharing of person-related data and appropriation