Data Protection

Website analysis with Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics 4, a web analysis service provided by Google LLC, after obtaining the user’s consent. The responsible authorities are Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland, for users from the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Google Analytics 4 practices IP anonymization by default, which means your IP address is immediately shortened when you interact with this website. Only in rare cases will your full IP be transmitted to a Google server based in the USA and shortened there. Google assures that the IP transmitted via Google Analytics is never combined with other Google data. Google Analytics 4 is only activated with your consent via the cookie banner and can be revoked at any time via the cookie settings.
The data processed includes: usage data such as page views, website interaction, general location and length of visit; and communication data such as shortened IP addresses, user agent, language settings and screen resolution. The purpose of this data processing is for Google to evaluate the use of your website on your behalf, compile reports on activity and analyze the performance of the website. This data processing is legal, based on your consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter a GDPR and Section 25 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 TTDSG.
Google Ireland Limited, Google LLC and Alphabet Inc are the recipients of this data. Your website usage information is typically sent to a Google server in the United States, an action legitimized by the European Commission’s recent adequacy decision of July 10, 2023, certifying Google LLC under the EU-US Privacy Shield recognized. Regarding data storage, any data linked to cookies is automatically deleted after a certain period of time, monthly for data that has reached its retention period and a maximum of 2 years for Google Analytics cookies.
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Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on the site visitor’s computer and enable the site visitor’s use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by the site visitor (including the shortened IP address) is usually transmitted to a Google server and stored there.
Google Analytics is used exclusively with the “_anonymizeIp()” extension on this website. This extension ensures that the IP address is anonymized by shortening it and excludes any direct personal reference. Through the extension, Google’s IP address is shortened beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by the corresponding browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.
On behalf of the site operator, Google will use the information generated to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the site operator with other services related to website and internet use (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). The legitimate interest in data processing lies in optimizing this website, analyzing use of the website and adapting the content. The interests of the users are sufficiently protected by pseudonymization.
Google LLC. is certified according to the so-called Privacy Shield (list entry here ) and guarantees an appropriate level of data protection on this basis. The data sent and linked to cookies, user identifiers (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs are automatically deleted after 50 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached occurs automatically once a month.
The collection by Google Analytics can be prevented by the site visitor adjusting the cookie settings for this website. The collection and storage of the IP address and the data generated by cookies can also be objected to at any time with future effect. The corresponding browser plugin can be downloaded and installed at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout .
The site visitor can prevent Google Analytics from recording data on this website by clicking on the following link . An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of data when you visit this website. Further information on data usage by Google, setting options and objection options can be found in Google’s data protection declaration ( https://policies.google.com/privacy ) and in the settings for the display of advertising by Google ( https://adssettings. google.com/authenticated ).

Spam protection with Google reCAPTCHA

We have implemented Google reCAPTCHA in forms on our website to check whether the data entered into the forms comes from human visitors or from machines or automated programs, also known as “bots”. This tool automatically analyzes the behavior of website visitors as soon as they interact with the website, using various information such as IP address, length of stay and mouse movements. The data processed includes usage data such as the website accessed, date and time of access and mouse movements, as well as communication data such as IP addresses, browser type and operating system. This processing is aimed at website visitors and users of online services. The main purpose of this processing is to prevent misuse of our contact form and thereby increase security. The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter f of the GDPR. The data recipients are Google Ireland Ltd, based at Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland, (https://policies.google.com/privacy) and our website hosting provider. While your personal data is processed within the EU, the retention period for the processed data is determined by Google Ireland Limited. Further information can be found in the Google reCAPTCHA privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy
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