1. Limitation of liability
The publisher is responsible for providing this information. The information on this website was compiled with great care. Nevertheless, no guarantee is provided as regards the accuracy and completeness of the information. For this reason, any liability for any damage incurred in connection with the use of the information is excluded. The mere use of this website will not give rise to any contractual relationship between the user and the provider/publisher.
2. Note on copyright
The entire content of this website is subject to copyright. The unauthorised use or reproduction of the content or parts thereof is prohibited. If permission to use the content is required please contact the publisher.
3. Note on external links
If links are placed on this website to other websites, it should be made clear that there is no way of influencing the structure and content of the linked pages and no claims are made with regard to the ownership of their content. This applies to all the external links placed on this page and to any content of the pages linked through promotional tools (e.g. banners, text displays, video displays). The rule applicable to clicked pages is that illegal content was deemed unrecognisable as such when the link was placed. The links are regularly checked for the presence of illegal content and promptly removed if violations are detected.
4. Contact form and e-mail contact
4.1. Description and scope of data processing
On our website you will find a contact form that can be used for establishing online contact. If a user contacts us in this way, the data entered on the input screen will be transmitted to us and stored. Such data include:
First name and surname, telephone number, e-mail, and your request.
At the time of sending the request, the following data will be recorded as well:
Date and time of despatch.
In the context of transmitting the request, your consent for processing the above information will be obtained and this data protection declaration will be referred to.
Alternatively, contact can be established via the e-mail address provided. In such cases the user’s personal details transmitted by e-mail will be recorded.
No data will be forwarded to third parties in this context. The information will be used exclusively for handling the conversation.
4.2. Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for processing the information, in cases where the user’s consent has been obtained is Art.6, para.1, lit. a of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The legal basis for processing any data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art.6, para.1, lit. f GDPR. If the objective of the e-mail is the conclusion of an agreement, the additional legal basis for any data processing is Art.6, para. 1, lit. b, GDPR.
4.3. The purpose of data processing
The processing of personal data from the input screen serves solely for processing contact-making. If contact is made by e-mail, this is also the required legitimate interest in processing such data.
Other personal data processed in the course of the trans¬mission serve to prevent any misuse of the contact form and to secure the safety of our information technology and communications systems.
4.4. Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose for which they were collected.
For the personal data from the input screen of the contact form and that transmitted by e-mail, this will be the case when the respective conversation with the user is completed. The conversation is over when circumstances allow the conclusion that the respective matter has been conclusively settled.
Any personal data additionally gathered during the trans¬mission process will be deleted, at the latest, after a period of seven days.
4.5. Opposition and elimination opportunities
The user shall at any time have the opportunity to revoke his consent to his personal data being processed. If a user contacts us by e-mail, he can at any time object to his/her personal data being stored. In such a case the conversation cannot be continued. Revoking consent and objecting to the storage of personal information can be in writing or by telephone.
In such a case any personal data that have been stored in the course of establishing contact will be deleted.
5. Rights of the data subjects
If any personal data of yours are being processed, you are a data subject in matters of the GDPR and you will have the following rights vis-à-vis the responsible person:
5.1. Right of access to information
You may demand a confirmation from the person in charge as to whether any personal data concerning you are being processed by us.
If such processing operation takes place, you may demand information from the responsible person about the following:
(1) The purposes for which the personal data are being processed;
(2) the categories of personal data being processed;
(3) the recipients, or category of recipients to whom said personal data concerning you have been or are yet to be disclosed;
(4) the planned duration of storage of the personal data concerning you or, if precise information of this is not available, the criteria for establishing the length of storage;
(5) whether you have any rights of amending or deleting the personal data concerning you, the right of restricting the extent of processing by the responsible person, or a right of objection against said processing operation;
(6) the existence of a right of complaining to a regulatory authority;
(7) all available details about the origin of the data, if the personal data are not being collected from the data subject;
(8) the existence of an automatic decision making process including profiling pursuant to Art.22, paras.1 and 4 GDPR and – at least in these cases – convincing information concerning the logic involved as well as the consequence and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.
You are entitled to demand information about whether the personal data concerning you are being transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. In such a case, you may request information about suitable guarantees pursuant to Art.46 GDPR in connection with the transmission.
5.2. Right of correction
You have a right of correction and/or completion vis-à-vis the responsible person insofar as the personal data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. Said responsible person shall immediately make the respective amendment.
5.3. Right of restricting the processing scope
Under the following circumstances you may demand a restriction of the scope of processing the personal data concerning you:
(1) If you contest the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a duration to allow the responsible person to check the accuracy of said personal data;
(2) if the processing is unlawful and you refuse a deletion of the personal data and instead request a restriction of use of said personal data;
(3) if the person in charge no longer needs the personal data for processing purposes but you require the same for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims, or
(4) if you have lodged an objection against such processing pursuant to Art.21, para.1 GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the responsible person’s legitimate reasons out-weigh the reasons put forward by you.
If the processing operation of the personal data concerning you was restricted, said data – apart from their storage – will only be allowed to be processed with your consent or for asserting, exercising or defending any legal claims, or for the protection of the rights of another natural or juristic person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a member state.
If data processing was restricted according to the above conditions, you will be informed by the responsible person before the restriction is suspended.
5.4. Right of deletion
(a) Duty of deletion
You may demand from the responsible person that the personal data concerning you be deleted forthwith, and the responsible person shall be obliged to delete said data without delay, insofar as one of the following reasons apply:
(1) The personal data concerning you are no longer required for the purpose for which they were obtained or were otherwise processed.
(2) You rescind your consent on which the processing pursuant to Art.6, para.1, lit. a, or Art.9, para.2, lit. a GDPR is based and there are no other legal grounds for processing the data.
(3) You are registering your opposition against the processing operation pursuant to Art.21, para.1 GDPR and there are no other overriding legitimate reasons for processing the data, or you are registering your opposition against the processing operation pursuant to Art.21, para.2 GDPR.
(4) The personal data concerning you were processed unlawfully.
(5) The deletion of the personal data concerning you is required to satisfy a legal obligation pursuant to the laws of the European Union or the laws of the member states, laws by which the responsible person is governed.
(6) The personal data concerning you were gathered in respect of services of the information society offered pursuant to Art.8, para.1 GDPR.
(b) Information to third parties
If the person in charge has made public the personal data concerning you, and if pursuant to Art.17 para.1 GDPR he is obliged to delete the same, he shall, with regard to any available technology and the costs of implementation, take adequate steps, including those of a technical nature, to inform the responsible data processing people handling said personal data that you, as the data subject, have requested them to delete all the links to said personal data or any copies or replications thereof.
The right of deletion does not exist insofar as such processing is required for
(1) exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
(2) satisfying a legal obligation pursuant to the laws of the European Union or the member states by which the responsible person is governed, or for executing a task that is in the public interest or for exercising official authority that has been conferred to the person in charge;
(3) for reasons of public interest in the public health domain pursuant to Art.9, para.2, lits. h and i, as well as Art.9, para.3 GDPR;
(4) for archiving purposes in the public interest, or for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art.89, para.1 GDPR, insofar as the right referred to under section (a) would most likely make the realization of the objectives of this processing operation impossible or would seriously impede the same; or
(5) for asserting, executing or defending any legal claims.
5.5. The right to be informed
If you have asserted your rights to correct, delete, or restrict the processing of data vis-à-vis the responsible person, he shall undertake to inform all the recipients to whom said personal data were disclosed of said correction or deletion of data, or the restriction of the processing act, unless informing them proves impossible or would involve unreasonable efforts and costs.
You are entitled vis-à-vis the responsible person to be informed about said recipients.
5.6. The right of data portability
You are entitled to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have made available to the responsible person, in a structured, conventional, and machine-readable form. Furthermore, you are entitled to transmit said data to another responsible person without being hindered by the responsible person, to whom you first made said personal data available, insofar as
(1) the processing operation is based on a consent pursuant to Art.6, para.1 lit. a GDPR or Art.9, para.2, lit. a GDPR, or on an agreement pursuant to Art.6, para.1 lit. b GDPR, and
(2) the processing operation is accomplished by means of an automated method.
In exercising said rights you are furthermore entitled to arrange that the personal data concerning you are transmitted directly from one responsible person to another responsible person, insofar as this is technically achievable. Any liberties and rights of other people must not be prejudiced thereby.
The right of data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data transmitted to the responsible person, where said data is required for executing a task in the public interest or for exercising official authority.
5.7. Right of opposition
You are entitled at any time, for reasons resulting from your special situation, to register your opposition to the personal data concerning you being processed pursuant to Art.6, para.1, lit. e or f GDPR; this likewise applies to any profiling based on said regulations.
The responsible person will no longer process any personal data relating to you, unless he can produce compelling, protection-deserving grounds for such processing that override your interests, rights and liberties, or unless said processing serves for asserting, executing, or defending any legal claims.
If the personal data concerning you are processed to operate any direct advertising, you have the right at any time to object to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this applies likewise to any profiling, insofar as this has any connection with direct advertising.
If you are objecting to data processing for purposes of direct advertising, the personal data relating to you will no longer be processed for such purposes.
In connection with using the services of the information society – regardless of guideline 2002/58/EU - you have the opportunity to exercise your right of objection my means of automated methods for which technical specifications are used.
5.8. Right of revocation of the declaration of consent under data protection law
You are entitled at any time to revoke your declaration of consent under the data protection act. The revocation of the declaration of consent shall not affect the legality of any processing accomplished on the basis of the consent up to the date of revocation.
5.9. Automated decision in the individual case including profiling
You have the right of not being subjugated to a decision based exclusively on automated processing – including profiling – that unfolds its legal effectiveness towards you or seriously afflicts you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision
(1) is required for concluding or performing an agreement between you and the responsible person,
(2) is admissible on the basis of legal provisions of the European Union or its member states by which the responsible person is governed, and if said legal pro¬visions contain appropriate measures for safeguarding your rights and liberties as well your legitimate interests, or
(3) is made with your explicit consent.
Said decisions must, however, not be based on particular categories of personal data pursuant to Art.9, para.1 GDPR, unless Art.9, para.2, lit. a or g is applicable, and adequate measures have been taken for the protection of your rights and liberties as well your legitimate interests.
With regard to the cases mentioned in (1) and (3) the responsible person shall take adequate measures to safeguard the rights and liberties as well your legitimate interests, which includes at least the right of arranging for someone on the responsible person’s side to intervene and explain your point of view and to contest the decision.
5.10. Right of complaining to a regulatory authority
Irrespective of any other administrative or court-based legal remedy, you will be entitled to complain to a regulatory authority, in particular in the member state of your domicile, your place of work or the location of the suspected offence, if you are of the opinion that any processing of the personal data relating to you contravenes the GDPR.
The regulatory authority addressed with the complaint will inform the applicant about the progress and the results of the complaint, including the possibility of applying to the courts pursuant to Art.78 GDPR.
6. Note on privacy
a) Google Adsense
If Google Adsense, an online advertising service of Google Inc., USA (‘Google’), places ads on this website (text displays, banners etc.) your browser may store a cookie sent by Google Inc. or third parties. The information stored in the cookie may be recorded, collected and analysed by Google Inc. or third parties. In addition, Google Adsense also uses ‘web beacons’ (small, invisible graphic images) with the aid of which simple actions such as the number of visitors on the website can be recorded, collected and analysed. The information compiled using the cookie and/or web beacon on your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google uses the information received in this manner to carry out an analysis of your usage pattern in relation to the Adsense ads. On occasions, Google may pass on this information to third parties if this is required by law or if such third parties process this information on behalf of Google. Your IP address will not be associated with other data stored by Google. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive and the display of web beacons. To do this you must disable cookies in your browser settings (in Internet Explore by selecting ‘Extras / Internet Options / Privacy / Settings’, in Firefox by selecting ‘Extras / Settings / Privacy / Cookies’).
b) Google Analytics
If this website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis tool by Google Inc. (‘Google’), your browser may store a cookie sent by Google Inc. or third parties, which enables an analysis of your use of this website to be carried out. The information collected in this manner (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google uses this information to analyse your use of this website, to compile reports about your actions on the website on behalf of website operators and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and internet usage. On occasions, Google may pass on this information to third parties, if this is required by law or if such third parties process this information on behalf of Google. In no case will your IP address be associated with other data stored by Google. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive and the display of web beacons. To do this you must disable cookies in your browser settings (in Internet Explore by selecting ‘Extras / Internet Options / Privacy / Settings’, in Firefox by selecting ‘Extras / Settings / Privacy / Cookies’. It should be made clear that in such cases, you will not be able to use all of the website’s functions. By using this website you provide your consent for the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner described above and for the purposes mentioned.
You can also prevent the collection of the data compiled by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available through the following link (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en) .
c) Other products and services
If ads are placed on this website in respect of which no further information is provided in point 4a), the companies placing the ads may use information (which does not include your name, address, email address or telephone number) relating to your visits to this and other websites to enable the display of ads about products and services which may interest you.
If personal data (name, address, email address etc.) is collected on this website, this takes place with the user’s mutual consent and knowledge.Please note that when data is transmitted over the internet (e.g. email communications) it is not possible to guarantee the secure transmission of such data. Therefore, sensitive information should either not be transmitted or only transmitted using a secure connection (SSL).
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