The legal foundations of data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).
Access data / server log files
The provider (or the web space provider) collects data about every access to the offer (so-called server log files). Access data includes:
Name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
The provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to retrospectively check the log data if, on the basis of concrete evidence, there is a legitimate suspicion of unlawful use.
Handling of personal data
Personal information is information that helps to identify a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, e-mail address or phone number. But also data on preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone, are part of personal data.
Personal data are only collected, used and passed on by the provider if this is permitted by law or if the user consents to the data collection.
When contacting the provider (for example, by contact form or e-mail), the information of the user are stored for the purpose of processing the request as well as in the event that follow-up questions arise.
Comments and posts
When users leave blog comments or make other contributions, their IP addresses are stored. This is done for the safety of the provider, in case someone posts unlawful content in comments and posts (insults, banned political propaganda, etc.). In this case, the provider itself may be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and is therefore interested in the identity of the author.
Integration of third-party services and content
It can happen that third party content is integrated into this online offer, such as YouTube videos, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics. This always assumes that the provider of such content (hereinafter referred to as "third-party") registers the IP address of the user. Without the IP address, they would not be able to send the content to the browser of each user. Therefore, the IP address is required in order to present this content. We strive to only use such content whose respective providers are using the IP address only to deliver the content. However, we have no control, whether the third-party stores the IP address for, e.g. statistical purposes. Insofar as is known to us, we will inform users about it.