It is unavoidable that server log files automatically store data transmitted to us by your browser.
Such data includes:
- browser type and version,
- operating system used,
- referring URL (of the previous requesting page),
- host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
- time of the server request.
This data is not assigned to a particular person. Non of this data will be merged with other data sources. We use Piwik software to record the data required to improve quality. It is recommended by the “Independent Centre for Privacy Protection in the State of Schleswig-Holstein” (Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein [ULD]) as a legally sound alternative to Google Analytics and comparable services.
If you do not want your data to be recorded, Piwik even offers the following feature via iFrame:
Our online services can always be used without the need for disclosing your identity. Should a user of this website provide private data (name, address, phone number) by filling out a form or using a contact on this website, they do this explicitly by choice. The data will not be used for purposes other than to answer the request. It will not be sold or forwarded to third parties. Should we receive an e-mail from you, we assume that we are entitled to respond by e-mail.
Protection of minors
Persons under the age of 18 should not transfer any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not ask for any personal data whatsoever from minors. We do not knowingly collect such data nor do we pass it on.
Communication by e-mail
Should you wish to send us information by e-mail, we would like to point out that we cannot guarantee that the information that is transferred will remain confidential. For example, e-mails can be intercepted and viewed by third parties. Therefore, we request that you send us confidential information by postal service only.