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PRIVACY


We have written this data protection declaration (version 16.05.2020-311177644) in order to explain to you in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 what information we collect, how we use data and what decision options you have as a visitor to this website .


Unfortunately, it is in the nature of things that these explanations sound very technical, but we tried to describe the most important things as simply and clearly as possible.


AUTOMATIC DATA STORAGE


When you visit websites these days, certain information is automatically created and saved, including on this website.


If you visit our website as you are now, our web server (computer on which this website is stored) automatically stores data such as


the address (URL) of the website accessed

Browser and browser version

the operating system used

the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)

the host name and the IP address of the device from which access is being made

Date and Time

in files (web server log files).


As a rule, web server log files are saved for two weeks and then automatically deleted. We do not pass on this data, but we cannot rule out that this data will be viewed in the event of illegal behavior.


Cookies


Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data.

In the following we explain what cookies are and why they are used so that you can better understand the following data protection declaration.


What exactly are cookies?


Whenever you surf the Internet, use a browser. Well-known browsers are, for example, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Most websites save small text files in your browser. These files are called cookies.


One thing cannot be denied: Cookies are really useful helpers. Almost all websites use cookies. More precisely, they are HTTP cookies, as there are also other cookies for other areas of application. HTTP cookies are small files that our website stores on your computer. These cookie files are automatically placed in the cookie folder, which is the “brain” of your browser. A cookie consists of a name and a value. When defining a cookie, one or more attributes must also be specified.


Cookies store certain user data about you, such as language or personal page settings. When you call up our site again, your browser transmits the "user-related" information back to our site. Thanks to cookies, our website knows who you are and offers you your usual standard setting. In some browsers each cookie has its own file, in others, such as Firefox, all cookies are stored in a single file.


There are both first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are created directly by our website, third-party cookies are created by partner websites (e.g. Google Analytics). Each cookie must be evaluated individually, as each cookie stores different data. The expiration time of a cookie also varies from a few minutes to a few years. Cookies are not software programs and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other "pests". Cookies also cannot access information from your PC.


For example, cookie data can look like this:


Name: _ga

Expiry time: 2 years

Use: Differentiation of website visitors

Example value: GA1.2.1326744211.152311177644

A browser should support the following minimum sizes:


A cookie should contain at least 4096 bytes

At least 50 cookies should be saved per domain

A total of at least 3000 cookies should be saved

What types of cookies are there?


The question of which cookies we use in particular depends on the services used and is clarified in the following sections of the data protection declaration. At this point we would like to briefly discuss the different types of HTTP cookies.


There are 4 types of cookies:


Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are necessary to ensure basic functions of the website. For example, these cookies are needed if a user places a product in the shopping cart, then surfs on other pages and only later checks out. These cookies do not delete the shopping cart, even if the user closes his browser window.


Functional cookies

These cookies collect information about user behavior and whether the user receives any error messages. In addition, these cookies are used to measure the loading time and behavior of the website in different browsers.


Goal-oriented cookies

These cookies ensure a better user friendliness