We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. That’s why we want you to know when we collect data, what data we collect, and how we use it.
For a better overview, we have listed the individual points below for you.
Clicking on a heading opens the respective text.
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What are personal data and why are they worth protecting?
According to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG), a federal data protection act, personal data are all information that relates to or can be referred to a natural person and thus allows conclusions to be drawn about their personality. This sensitive data includes all information about personal and factual circumstances. This includes information and information such as your (real) name, your address or other postal address and the telephone number. Your email address and the IP address of your computer are also personal data, because you can be identified by them.
Information that is unsuitable for determining your identity does not require protection. Such information is, for example, all information without any reference to your name, for example, only the statement on gender or age. Data of a general nature, such as “65% of our page users are female” are also not personal.
Storage in server statistics and server log files
Server log files are automatically maintained logs that store all or some actions in text files on the server. They log the requests and accesses of site visitors (eg access to files, change, copy, delete) including the IP address and also document all error messages. These logs are used in particular for problems with the website for tracing errors and also for illegal access by hackers to identify the access routes.
The server log files are not used by us to evaluate the behavior and are not associated with other collected data. In this respect we are unable to assign the data in the server log files to specific persons.
The data collected serve exclusively as a procedure for the regular review, evaluation and evaluation of the effectiveness of the technical and organizational measures to ensure the security of processing in accordance with Art. 32 para. 1 lit. d GDPR. In this respect, processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of the person responsible in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
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The data transmission through our various online forms is encrypted by e-mail. Despite the encryption, we point out that the transmission of data on the Internet can have security gaps. A complete protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.
We offer you the possibility to contact us via forms provided on the website. It is mandatory to provide your name and a valid e-mail address so that we know who the request came from and to answer it. Further information can be voluntarily provided by you.
The data processing against the background of contacting us takes place in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO based on your voluntarily granted consent. Without your consent, which you must actively give before sending, you can not contact us in this way.
For the electronic processing of your respective request, we store the data on our server. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent. The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after completion of the request made by you.
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However, we also use third-party services that use “tracking cookies”, such as our map and possibly YouTube videos. (Please read the relevant sections).
You can block many cookies through your browser!
We point out that the ease of use when visiting our website may be limited by the blocking of our technically necessary cookies.
Please note: If you want to exclude cookies, you must also delete them in your browser. The selection alone does not delete already set cookies on your computer!
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To continue, you must make a cookie selection. Below is an explanation of the different options and their meaning.
- Allow all cookies:
If you allow all cookies, your personal information may be collected by YouTube (a service of Google) and by our OpenStreetMap access map.
- We recommend: Block third-party cookies. You can reload the services at any time.:
If you only allow cookies that are set as part of our page functions, third-party offers will be blocked and hidden for you. You can reload these features whenever you need them.
You may be able to identify the following cookies in connection with our website:
How we protect your personal data
We do not receive knowledge about data which Google’s “YouTube” collects when viewing a video. We expressly point out that we can no longer protect your personal data when you watch a YouTube video. In this respect, the use of this Google service in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR based on your voluntarily granted consent.
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OSM will set cookies in your browser. To the best of our knowledge, these cookies are used exclusively for the purpose of displaying the map functions and caching the selected settings. The map is composed of several sections, the so-called “tiles”. When you view the map, your browser retrieves the tiles from an OSM Tiles server that can possibly be in non-European countries. It sends your IP address, which is used to deliver the requested data.
We protect you from setting the OSM cookies and data transport if you reject third-party cookies from us at the beginning of your page visit. In this case, the map from OSM will only be loaded when you request it by clicking on the reload button.
The OSM map itself can not be linked to the Google Map Location ID on your smartphone. A reference to alternative services is given here in Wikipedia: : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenStreetMap#Software_for_viewing_maps
If data is collected through the cookies mentioned above, this is done within the scope of your consent, for example because you have authorized your mobile device to process your location data via OSM and forward it to one of the Wikipedia listed services for finding the route. Then, if necessary, your IP address will also be transmitted. This type of “tracking” is independent of the service offered on our site. ATTENTION: If you click on the small car in the header of the map, the route planner of Google opens in a new window via link. Then you will be visible to Google and transfer your IP address to the Google server. Possibly. then Google follows me too, further usage behavior.
Read more about OSM here: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/History_of_OpenStreetMap.
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If you want to use our site content or if you find that we violate copyright
As far as the contents on this side were not created by us, the copyrights of third parties are considered. In particular contents of third parties are marked as such. If you should still be aware of a copyright infringement, we ask for a note. Upon notification of violations, we will remove such content immediately.
Contact the person who is responsible for privacy
Please feel free to contact us via email to our →practice.
This is how you reach the supervisory authority
The supervisory authority responsible for us:
Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit
Prof. Dr. Dieter Kugelmann
Postfach 30 40
(As of September 2018)