4. Collection of personal data when visiting our website
4.1. If you visit the website merely for information purposes, i.e. you do not register or do not transmit information otherwise, we will only collect such personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we will collect the following data that is of technical relevance to us to show you our website and ensure stability and security (the legal basis is art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f of the GDPR):
- IP address (abbreviated by the last two octets)
- Date and time of the request
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (specific page)
- Access status / HTTP status code
- Website from which the request was forwarded
- Websites accessed by the system of the user via our website
- Bytes transferred of the requested URL
- Operating system and its interface
- Language and version of the browser software.
We save this data for a period of 31 days in what is known as a log file, and then the data is deleted. This storage for 31 days is necessary in order to identify and analyse potential attacks by hackers. This serves to improve the security of the website and is therefore carried out on the basis of a legitimate interest under art. 6 I sentence 1 lit f GDPR.
4.2. In addition to the above data, cookies are stored on your computer when you visit our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk with respect to the browser you use and through which certain information is sent to the party that has set the cookie (in this case, by us). Cookies are not able to execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They serve to make the internet offering more user-friendly and effective.
4.3.1. This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:
- Strictly necessary cookies (see 4.3.2.)
- Consent based cookies (see 4.3.3.).
4.3.2. Strictly necessary cookies guarantee functions without which you cannot use our web pages as intended. These cookies are used exclusively by us and are therefore first party cookies. This means that all information stored in the cookies will be returned to our website.
Strictly necessary cookies serve, for example, to ensure that you as a registered user always remain logged in when accessing various subpages of our website and thus do not have to re-enter your login data every time you access a new page.
The use of strictly necessary cookies on our website is possible without your consent. For this reason, strictly necessary cookies cannot be activated or deactivated individually. However, you can deactivate cookies in your browser at any time (see below).
Legal basis: Art. 6 (1) b GDPR.
4.3.3. Cookies, which are not necessary will be used only upon your express consent, e.g. marketing cookies.
We also reserve the right to use information that we have obtained by means of cookies from an anonymous analysis of the usage behaviour of visitors to our website in order to display specific advertising for certain of our products on our own websites. We believe that you as a user benefit from this because we display advertising or content that we think suits your interests based on your surfing behaviour, so that you will see less randomly scattered advertising or certain content that might be of less interest to you.
Marketing cookies come from external advertising companies (third party cookies) and are used to collect information about the websites visited by the user in order to create target group-oriented advertising for the user.
You can withdraw your consent to the use of consent based cookies individually at any time with effect for the future by adjusting your cookie settings accordingly.
Legal basis: Art. 6 (1) a GDPR.
4.3.4. You may configure your browser setting as you like and, for instance, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that, in this case, you may not be able to use all functions of this website.