Privacy policy

Sure, privacy definitely matters but it can be somehow confusing. This page explains our approach to privacy and how it affects you.

Short version

No, we don not use your secret data for any purpose.

We collect anonymous statistics about your visit. Some 3rd parties like Google, Facebook and Twitter may know you visited this website, if you use their services. We can't control them but we don't believe this knowledge poses any threat to you.

We take great care to keep your information safe and we'll never share it with others without your express permission. We never share your data with 3rd parties except to help us deliver our own services.

These are just the key points. For further detail, please keep reading:

Storage of access data in the server log files

You can visit our website without providing us with any personal information. We only store data in so-called server log files, such as the name of the requested file, data and time of access, amount of data transmitted and the requesting provider. This data is used solely to ensure trouble-free operation of our website and is evaluated to improve our offers. This data is processed in a way that cannot be traced back to you.

Use of cookies

We use cookies on different pages in order to make our website more attractive for visitors and to enable the use of certain functions. These are small text files that are stored on your end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the browser session, meaning after the browser is closed (known as session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit (known as persistent cookies). You can also set your browser to always inform you about the use of cookies, allowing you to decide on a case-by-case basis to either accept or reject a specific cookie, or reject the acceptance of all cookies in general. Should you choose not to accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.

Measuring our visitors

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”, www.google.com). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files stored on your computer to enable analysis of your website usage. Information generated by cookies about your website usage is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United State, where it is stored. Should IP anonymization be active on this website, your IP address will be shortened in member states of the European Union and other states which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transmitted to and shortened on a Google server in the United States. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your website usage, compile reports about website activity and other services related to website and Internet usage. The IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google. You can refuse the use of cookies by adjusting your browser software; however, please note that if you do so, you might not be able to use the full functionality of our website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (including cookies and your IP address) by downloading and installing this browser plugin. As an alternative to the browser plugin, you can click this link in order to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in the future. Please note: you must first clear your cookies then click the link again.

Social networks

Services like Facebook and Twitter provide social buttons and similar features which we use on our website – such as the "Like" and "Tweet" buttons. To do so we embed code that they provide and we do not control ourselves. Social networks therefore could know that you're viewing this website, if you use their services (that isn't to say they do, but their policies may change). As our website is remarkably inoffensive we imagine this is not a concern for most users.

Security

We take many precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. These precautions include:

  • Use of SSL encryption for sensitive data
  • Hardware stored in secured datacentres behind firewalls
  • All access to information restricted by password and/or secure key
  • Restrictions to what information can be accessed via any location

Whereas we take great care to ensure any confidential information remains protected we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the Internet.

Right to information and contact possibilities

You have the right to access information about the data we store about you and the right to have this data corrected, blocked or erased. For questions about the collection, handling or use of personal information, further information on blocking or removal or data, or the retraction of given consents or objection to particular data usage, please contact us directly using the contact details provided in our legal notice.

Updates to this policy

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time, particularly as technology changes. You can always check this page for the latest version.