General data collected when the website is accessed
When using the website for informational purposes only, meaning without registering or otherwise transmitting information to us, we only collect the personal data transmitted to our server by your browser. When browsing our website, we collect the following data we require for technical purposes to deliver our website and safeguard the stability and security of our website (the legal basis is Article 6 (1)(f) GDPR):
- IP address
- Date and time of the request
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Contents of the request (specific page)
- Access status /HTTP status code
- respective data volume transferred
- Website where the request originated
- Operating system and its interface
- Browser software language and version.
The storage in log files occurs to ensure the functionality of the website. Furthermore, these data serve the optimization of the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. In this context, the data are not analyzed for marketing purposes. Furthermore, these purposes constitute our legitimate interest in data processing according to Article 6 (1f) of the GDPR.
The data will be erased as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of their initial collection.
For data storage in log files, this is the case after no later than seven days. Storage beyond this time period is possible. In this case, the users' IP addresses are deleted or altered, which makes it impossible to associate the accessing Client.
In addition to the above data, cookies are saved to your computer when using our website. Cookies are small text files on your hard drive which are stored in association with the browser you are using, and which deliver specific information to the entity that places the cookie (in this case, us). Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve the purpose of making the website in general more user-friendly and efficient.
This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and function of which are explained below:
- Transient cookies (see b)
- Persistent cookies (see c).
Transient cookies are automatically deleted after closing the browser. In particular, this includes session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, used to assign various enquiries from your browser to a common session. They make it possible to recognize your computer when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted after logging out or closing the browser.
Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specific time period, which can vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time in your browser security settings.
You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and e.g. block the acceptance of third party cookies or all cookies. Please note that in this case, you may not be able to fully use all functions on this website.