When do we collect information?
The information generated by the cookie pertaining to your use of this website is usually transmitted to and saved on a server operated by Google located within the United States. However, since we have activated IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will first be shortened by Google before the data is transferred outside of the European Union. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and first shortened there (whereby an appropriate level of data protection exists pursuant to Art. 45(1) of the GDPR through Google’s participation in the Privacy Shield program). In addition, we have entered into a data processing agreement with Google Inc. (USA) in accordance with Art. 28 of the GDPR. As a result, Google may only use this information strictly for the purpose of analyzing the use of our website for us and compiling reports regarding this website activity.
You can object to this processing at any time. To do so, please use one of the following options:
- You can prevent cookies from being saved to your device using the respective setting in your browser software; we would like to explicitly state, however, that you may not be able to completely use all of this website’s features if you deactivate cookies.
- Besides taking this step, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie related to your use of this website (including your IP address) from being sent to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here: (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout)
- You can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting this data by clicking on the following link. Doing so will store an “opt-out cookie” on your device, which will prevent the collection of your data for this and all future visits: Click here to opt-out of your data being collected and processed by Google Analytics.
When it comes to processing your personal data, the GDPR grants you certain rights as a website user:
- Right of Access (Art. 15 of the GDPR):
You have the right to request confirmation as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed; where this is the case, you have a right of access to this personal data and to the information specified in Article 15 of the GDPR.
- Right to Rectification and Right to Erasure (Art. 16 and 17 of the GDPR):
You have the right to immediately request the rectification of incorrect personal data concerning you and, if necessary, the completion of incomplete personal data. You also have the right to request that personal data concerning you be erased immediately if one of the reasons listed in Art. 17 of the GDPR applies in detail, e.g. if the data is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected.
- Right to Restriction of Processing (Art. 18 of the GDPR):
You have the right to request a restriction of processing for the duration of a review if any of the conditions specified in Art. 18 of the GDPR have been met, e.g. if you have lodged an objection to the processing.
- Right to Data Portability (Art. 20 of the GDPR):
In certain cases (which are outlined in detail in Article 20 of the GDPR), you have the right to obtain from us your personal data in a structured, standard, machine-readable format or to request the transfer of such data to a third party.
- Right to Object (Art. 21 of the GDPR):
If data is collected on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR (data processing on the grounds of legitimate interests), you have the right to object to the processing at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. If you make such an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights, and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
- Right to Lodge a Complaint with a Supervisory Authority (Art. 77 of the GDPR):
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates data protection regulations. This right to lodge a complaint may particularly be exercised before a supervisory authority in the EU member state where you reside, work, or where you suspect that your rights have been infringed.