1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data is any data that can be used to identify you personally. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy listed below this text.

Who is responsible for the collection of data on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Their contact details can be found in the section “Note on the responsible body” in this privacy policy.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected when you provide it to us. This can be, for example, data that you enter into a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically or with your consent by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of page access). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.

What do we use your data for?

We use the personal information we collect to fulfill your requests for services, improve our services, and contact you.

By providing us with your email address, you agree that we may use the email address to provide you with communications related to our Platform and Services, including any notices required by law, instead of notices by post. You also agree that we may send notifications about activity on our Platform to the email address you have provided, in accordance with all applicable privacy settings. We may use your email address to send you other messages, such as newsletters, changes to our features, or other information. If you don’t want to receive optional e-mail messages, you can change your preferences so that you don’t receive them.

Our settings may also allow you to adjust your communication preferences. If you do not wish to receive promotional emails from us, you may unsubscribe by following the instructions in those emails to unsubscribe. If you opt-out, you will continue to receive non-promotional emails from us about your account and our Services.

Upon termination or deactivation of your Services, we may retain (but are not obligated to) retain your information for archival purposes. We will only disclose your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion and for any reason, to remove any content or messages if we believe it is necessary to: (a) comply with the law, comply with legal process served on us, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activity; (b) to enforce this Policy, to take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend against third-party claims or allegations, to assist government law enforcement agencies, or to protect the security or integrity of our Platform; or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the Platform, our users, or others.

To send other messages that help us provide our services on the Site;

We do not show any user where the other user lives.

We do not share your email address with other users;

By deactivating your account, you can permanently delete all data so that you or we no longer have access to it.

Third-Party Service Providers: We engage other companies and individuals to perform tasks on our behalf. Examples include providing marketing support, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. In connection with performing tasks on our behalf, we may share personally identifiable information with these companies and individuals to the extent necessary to perform their functions. However, we do not allow these companies and individuals to use personally identifiable information for any other purpose. In addition, we may share non-personal information with advertisers and other third parties so that they can use it for marketing purposes to us, to themselves, or to others. If you are not interested in receiving targeted advertising or other marketing information or materials as a result of such efforts, you can adjust the settings on your mobile devices to prevent the use of your non-personally identifiable information in this way.

In-house promotions: We may occasionally combine information we receive through our Services with external records to improve our ability to market our services that may be of interest to you. If you have signed up to receive our emails and prefer not to receive marketing information in connection with our Services, please follow the “unsubscribe” instructions included in any marketing email you receive in connection with our Services, or follow the instructions in our email unsubscribe form as described below under “Unsubscribe Requests”.

Business Transfers: In the course of developing our business, we may sell one or more of our companies, subsidiaries or business units. In such transactions, personal data is usually one of the transferred goodwill. In such a case, this Privacy Policy may be modified as described below, or the collection and use of your personal information may be governed by a different Privacy Policy.

Protecting Our Services and Others: We reserve the right to disclose personal information to unaffiliated third parties if we believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce or apply our Terms of Service and other agreements, or protect the rights, property, or safety of us, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other, unaffiliated third parties in connection with fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

With your consent: Apart from the above cases, you will be notified and have the opportunity to withhold your consent if personal information about you is shared with unaffiliated third parties.

We may transfer the User Data through the Company’s various platforms.

Do we share your data?

As a general rule, we do not sell or rent information about you or disclose information about you in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy, except as required by law or government regulation. We cooperate with law enforcement, as well as with other third parties, to enforce laws, such as those relating to intellectual property rights, fraud, and other personal rights.

We will not share the personal information we collect about you with third parties for their own marketing purposes without your consent. We have entered into contracts with third parties that prohibit them from sharing your personal data.

We collect statistics on website traffic, sales and other commercial information that we share with third parties in order to improve the services we offer. We also use demographic information to customize the website, and we share this information with third parties so that they can get a better understanding of our customer base and overall consumer trends.

If you do not agree with our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, or any other policy on our Platform, please stop using our Service; Your continued use of the Service means that you acknowledge and accept our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

WE MAY (AND YOU AUTHORIZE US TO DO SO) DISCLOSE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, LEGAL PROCEEDINGS, OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES IF WE DEEM IT NECESSARY OR APPROPRIATE IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION IN CONNECTION WITH AN INVESTIGATION OF FRAUD, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT, OR OTHER ACTIVITY THAT IS ILLEGAL OR COULD EXPOSE US OR THEM TO LIABILITY.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

Every data subject has the right, granted by the European legislator, to obtain information from the controller at any time, free of charge, about the data stored about him or her and a copy of this information. In addition, European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:

  1. the purposes of the processing;
  2. the categories of personal data concerned;
  3. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
  4. if possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
  5. the existence of the right to obtain from the controller the rectification or erasure of personal data or the restriction of the processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing;
  6. the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
  7. in the event that the personal data has not been collected from the data subject, all available information on the origin of the data;
  8. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the underlying logic, as well as about the significance and likely consequences of such processing for the data subject.

Furthermore, the data subject has the right to obtain information as to whether personal data is being transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject has the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards in relation to the transfer. If a data subject wishes to make use of this right of access, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

Right to rectification

Every data subject has the right, granted by the European legislator, to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him/her. The data subject has the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary statement. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

Every data subject has the right, granted by the European legislator, to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller is obliged to erase the personal data without undue delay, provided that one of the following grounds applies and the processing is not necessary:

  1. The personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
  2. The data subject withdraws his or her consent on which the processing is based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR and there is no other legal ground for the processing.
  3. The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
  4. The personal data has been unlawfully processed.
  5. The personal data must be erased in order to comply with a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
  6. The personal data has been collected in connection with the provision of information society services pursuant to Article 8(1) of the GDPR.
  7. If one of the above reasons applies and a data subject wishes to request the deletion of personal data stored by us, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time. An employee will arrange for the deletion request to be complied with immediately.
  8. Where the controller has made personal data public and is required to erase such data in accordance with Article 17(1), it shall, taking into account the available technology and the costs of implementation, take appropriate measures, including technical measures, to inform other data controllers who process the personal data that the data subject has been informed by those other data controllers. Controller has requested the deletion of all links to such personal data or of copies or replications of such data, to the extent that the processing is not necessary. The employee will arrange for the necessary measures to be taken on a case-by-case basis.

Right to restriction of processing

Every data subject has the right, granted by the European legislator, to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing if one of the following cases applies:

  1. The accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the data subject, for a period of time that allows the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data. The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead. The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. The data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification of whether the legitimate grounds of the controller outweigh those of the data subject. If one of the above conditions is met and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by us, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time. Our employee will arrange for the restriction of processing. Right to data portability:
    1. Every data subject has the right, granted by the European legislator, to receive personal data concerning him or her, which has been provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. It has the right to transmit such data to another controller, without the controller to whom the personal data have been provided being prevented from doing so, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation or Article 9(2)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation, or is based on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, provided that the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
    2. In addition, when exercising his/her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to transfer personal data directly from one controller to another, provided that this is technically feasible and does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.
    3. To exercise the right to data portability, the data subject may contact one of our employees at any time.

Right to object

Every data subject has the right, granted by the European legislator, to object, at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions. In the event of an objection, we will no longer process the personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. If we process personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning him or her for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to us processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process the personal data for these purposes. In addition, the data subject has the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out by us for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

To exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of our company. In addition, in the context of the use of information society services and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, the data subject shall be free to exercise his or her right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

Automated individual decision-making, including profiling:

Every data subject has the right, granted by the European legislator, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him/her, as long as the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) does not is permitted by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject, or is necessary for the performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) not by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject, which provides for appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subjects. or (3) is not based on the explicit consent of the data subject. If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) it is made with the data subject’s explicit consent, we shall take reasonable measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the controller, to express one’s own point of view and to challenge the decision.

If the data subject wishes to assert rights with regard to automated individual decisions, he or she can contact one of our employees at any time.

Right to revoke consent under data protection law

Every data subject has the right, granted by the European legislator, to withdraw their consent to the processing of their personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise his or her right to withdraw consent, he or she can contact one of our employees at any time.

Right to request access

You also have a right to access information we hold about you. We will be happy to provide you with information about your personal data that we store or process. In order to protect your personal information, we follow established procedures for storage and sharing, which means that we require proof of identity from you before sharing this information. You can exercise this right at any time by contacting us using the contact details above.

Analytics and third-party tools

When you visit this website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done with so-called analysis programs.
Detailed information about these analysis programs can be found in the following privacy policy.

2. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

External Hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider. The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster’s servers. This may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact data, names, website accesses and other data generated via a website.
The hoster is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).
Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and will follow our instructions with regard to this data.
We use the following hoster:

IONOS SE
Elgendorfer Str. 57
D -56410 Montabaur

Conclusion of a contract for order processing

In order to ensure data protection-compliant processing, we have concluded a contract for order processing with our hoster.

3. General notes and mandatory information

Privacy

The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
When you use this website, various personal data is collected.
Personal data is data that can be used to identify you personally. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may have security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect the data from access by third parties.

Note on the responsible body

The person responsible for data processing on this website is:
edv & cad group
Buchbichl 38
D-83737 Irschenberg
Phone: +49 (0) 8025 / 99 59 69
E-mail: info@edv-cad.de
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Storage period

Unless a more specific storage period is specified in this privacy policy, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for which the data processing ceases to apply. If you make a legitimate request for deletion or revoke consent to data processing, your data will be deleted, unless we have other legally permissible grounds for storing your personal data (e.g. retention periods under tax or commercial law); in the latter case, the deletion will take place after these reasons have ceased to exist.

Note on data transfer to the USA

Among other things, tools from companies based in the USA are integrated into our website. When these tools are active, your personal information may be shared with the respective companies’ U.S. servers. We would like to point out that the USA is not a safe third country within the meaning of EU data protection law. U.S. companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you, as the data subject, being able to take legal action against this.
Therefore, it cannot be ruled out that U.S. authorities (e.g. intelligence agencies) process, evaluate and permanently store your data on U.S. servers for surveillance purposes. We have no control over these processing activities.

Withdrawal of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases as well as to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)

IF THE DATA PROCESSING IS CARRIED OUT ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 PARA. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON GROUNDS RELATING TO YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH PROCESSING IS BASED CAN BE FOUND IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU OBJECT, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA CONCERNED.
UNLESS WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR THE PROCESSING SERVES TO ASSERT, EXERCISE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 PARA. 1 GDPR).
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING INSOFAR AS IT IS RELATED TO SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 PARA. 2 GDPR).

Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority

In the event of a breach of the GDPR, data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement. The right to lodge a complaint is without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.
Right to data portability You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done to the extent that it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address bar of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, deletion and correction

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing at any time and, if necessary, a right to correction or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time if you have any further questions about personal data.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
You can contact us at any time. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:

4. Data collection on this website

Cookies

Our website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to your device. They are stored either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your device. Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Persistent cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them yourself or until they are automatically deleted by your web browser.
In some cases, cookies from third-party companies may also be stored on your device when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services provided by the third-party company (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).
Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behaviour or to display advertisements.
Cookies that are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or to provide certain functions desired by you (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping cart function) or to optimize the website (e.g. cookies to measure the web audience) are processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the cookies in question will be stored exclusively on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR); the consent can be revoked at any time.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are disabled, the functionality of this website may be limited. If cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you separately about this within the framework of this privacy policy and, if necessary, ask for your consent.

To manage the cookies and similar technologies used (tracking pixels, web beacons, etc.) and the related consents, we use the consent tool “Real Cookie Banner”. For details on how Real Cookie Banner works, see https://devowl.io/de/rcb/datenverarbeitung.

The provision of personal data is neither contractually required nor necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are not obliged to provide the personal data. If you do not provide the personal data, we will not be able to manage your consents.

Cookie Settings

5. Social media

Facebook Plugins (Like & Share Button)

Plugins from the social network Facebook are integrated into this website. The provider of this service is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. However, according to Facebook, the data collected will also be transferred to the USA and other third countries.
You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on this website. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE.
When you visit this website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. As a result, Facebook receives the information that you have visited this website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of this website to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign your visit to this website to your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. Further information can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy at: https://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to this website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
The use of the Facebook plugins is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in social media. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.
The transfer of data to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission.
Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum and https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381.

6. Analysis tools and advertising

WordPress Statistics

This website uses “WordPress Statistics” to statistically evaluate visitor access. The provider is Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA.
WordPress Statistik uses technologies that enable the recognition of the user for the purpose of analysing user behaviour (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). WordPress Statistics collects, among other things, log files (referrer, IP address, browser, etc.), the origin of website visitors (country, city) and what actions they have taken on the site (e.g. clicks, views, downloads). The information collected in this way about the use of this website is stored on servers in the USA.
Your IP address will be anonymized after processing and before storage.
The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymised analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.

7. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
The data entered in the newsletter registration form is processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data, your e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The lawfulness of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data stored by you for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us or .dem by us or the newsletter service provider until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and deleted from the newsletter distribution list after unsubscribing from the newsletter or after the purpose has ceased to exist. We reserve the right to use e-mail addresses from our newsletter distribution list at our own discretion within the scope of our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
After you unsubscribe from the newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address may be stored in a blacklist by us or .dem the newsletter service provider in order to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist will only be used for this purpose and will not be merged with other data.
This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR). The storage in the blacklist is not limited in time. You can object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.

8. Plugins and tools

YouTube with Enhanced Privacy

This website embeds videos from YouTube. The website is operated by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
We use YouTube in extended data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode means that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. On the other hand, the transfer of data to YouTube partners is not necessarily excluded by the extended data protection mode. Here’s how YouTube connects to the Google DoubleClick network, regardless of whether you’re watching a video.
As soon as you start a YouTube video on this website, a connection to YouTube’s servers is established. In doing so, the YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Furthermore, YouTube may store various cookies on your device after starting a video or use comparable recognition technologies (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way, YouTube can obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve the user experience and prevent fraud attempts.
If necessary, further data processing operations may be triggered after the start of a YouTube video, over which we have no influence.
The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offerings.
This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.
For more information about data protection at YouTube, please refer to their privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Google Maps

This site uses the map service Google Maps. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
In order to use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy findability of the places indicated by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.
The transfer of data to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission.
Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/ and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/sccs/.
You can find more information about the handling of user data in Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

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We use “hCaptcha” on this website. The provider is Intuition Machines, Inc., Intuition Machines, Inc. 350 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA 94110. The purpose of hCaptcha is to check whether the data entry on this website (e.g. in a contact form) is carried out by a human or by an automated program. To do this, hCaptcha analyzes the behavior of the website visitor on the basis of various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis, hCaptcha evaluates various pieces of information (e.g. IP address, length of stay of the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Intuition Machines, Inc. The hCaptcha analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place. The storage and analysis of the data is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web offerings from abusive automated spying and from SPAM. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time. For more information about hCaptcha, please refer to the hCaptcha Privacy Policy and the hCaptcha Terms of Use at the following links: https://www.hcaptcha.com/privacy and https://www.hcaptcha.com/terms

9. Children’s Privacy

The protection of the privacy of children and young people is particularly important. Therefore, persons under the age of 18 can only use our services under the supervision of their parents, and parents will be held liable and responsible in the event of any harm suffered by us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 18 who has not been authorized to do so by their parents, we will delete that information as soon as possible. If you believe we may have information from or about a child under the age of 18, please contact us.

10. Mergers and acquisitions

In the event of a merger or acquisition, we reserve the right to transfer any information we hold, including personal information, to the new or emerging entity. Any change in the policies and status of the platform will be communicated to you via email.

11. Links to third-party platforms

Our platform contains links to other platforms. The fact that we link to a platform does not imply that we are affiliated with, approve or represent that third party. We do not exercise any control over the third-party platforms. These other platforms may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data, or request personally identifiable information from you. Other websites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of personal information that you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other platforms you visit.

12. Phishing or fake emails

If you receive an unsolicited email, which appears to be from us or one of our members, asking you to provide personal information (e.g. Your credit card, username or password) or verify or confirm your account or other personal information by clicking on a link, or if you are asked to share your personal information with another user, then this email has likely been sent by someone who is trying to obtain your information unlawfully, which is sometimes referred to as a “phisher” or “spoofer.” We don’t ask for this kind of information in an email. Do not provide the information or click on the link. Please contact us using the contact details provided on the platform if you receive such an email.

13. Changes to our privacy policy

We may update this Privacy Policy and information security procedures from time to time. Should these privacy and/or information security procedures change materially at any time in the future, we will prominently post the new changes on the Platform to notify you and provide you with the opportunity to opt-out in accordance with the above provisions.

Continued use of our Platform and Service following the posting of such changes will mean that you acknowledge such changes and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

14. Violation of the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to close or suspend accounts or delete certain content from profiles or public areas of this platform if the said account or content is found to violate our Privacy Policy. We sincerely ask that you respect the privacy and confidentiality concerns of others. Jurisdiction in the event of any breach or dispute shall be governed by the platform’s terms of use.