Notes on data processing in connection with Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited. If the person responsible for data processing on this website is located outside the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Analytics data processing is carried out by Google LLC. Google LLC and Google Ireland Limited are hereinafter referred to as “Google”.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on the user’s computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by the website visitor (including the abbreviated IP address) is generally transmitted to a Google server, where it is stored.

Google Analytics is used exclusively with the extension “_anonymizeIp()” on this website. This extension ensures anonymization of the IP address by shortening it and excludes direct personal references. This extension shortens Google’s IP address within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by the corresponding browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

On behalf of the site operator, Google will use the information collected to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the site operator (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO). The justified interest in the data processing lies in the optimisation of this website, the analysis of the use of the website and the adaptation of the contents. The interests of the users are sufficiently protected by pseudonymisation.

Google LLC. is certified according to the so-called Privacy Shield (list entry here) and guarantees an appropriate level of data protection on this basis. The data sent and linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs are automatically deleted after 50 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month.

The collection by Google Analytics can be prevented by the page visitor adjusting the cookie settings for this website. The collection and storage of the IP address and the data generated by cookies can also be objected to at any time with effect for the future. The corresponding browser plugin can be downloaded and installed under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

The website visitor can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website by clicking on the following link. An Opt-Out-Cookie is set, which prevents the future collection of data when visiting this website.

Further information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection options can be found in Google’s data protection declaration (https://policies.google.com/privacy) and in the settings for the display of advertising by Google (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).

reCAPTCHa

To protect your requests via the Internet form, we use the service reCAPTCHA of the company Google Inc. (Google). The query serves to differentiate whether the input is made by a human being or whether it is misused by automated, mechanical processing. The query includes the transmission of the IP address and any other data required by Google for the service reCAPTCHA to Google. For this purpose your input will be transmitted to Google and used there. However, your IP address will be shortened by Google in advance within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of reCaptcha is not merged with other data from Google. These data are subject to the differing data protection regulations of Google. For more information about Google’s privacy policy, please visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de=en

Range measurement with Matomo

Within the scope of Matomo’s coverage analysis, the following information is collected on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer in the sense of Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) the following data is processed: the type of browser and browser version you use, the operating system you use, your country of origin, date and time of the server request, the number of visits, your length of stay on the website and the external links you activated. The IP address of the user is made anonymous before it is saved.

Matomo uses cookies, which are stored on the user’s computer and which enable an analysis of the use of our online offer by the users. Pseudonymous user profiles of the users can be created from the processed data. The cookies have a storage period of one week. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is only stored on our server and is not passed on to third parties.

Users can object to the anonymous data collection by the Matomo program at any time with effect for the future by clicking on the link below. In this case a so-called opt-out cookie will be stored in their browser, which means that Matomo will no longer collect any session data. If users delete their cookies, however, this has the consequence that the opt-out cookie is also deleted and therefore must be reactivated by the users.

The logs with the users’ data will be deleted after 6 months at the latest.