Privacy Policy

Welcome to our website!

We are delighted that you are interested in our website. Protecting your privacy is very important to us.  Following, please find detailed information about how we use your data. 


Anonymous data collection
You can visit our website without providing personal information. We collect only access data in so-called server log files, such as the name of the requested file, IP address, date and time, transmitted data volume and the inquiring provider. This data is solely to ensure a fault-free operation of the site and to improve our product range and is subsequently discarded. It cannot be traced back to you.


Collection, processing and utilisation of personal data
Our collection of personal data (specific about the personal or objective affairs of a specified or specifiable natural person, such as name, address or e-mail address) is only to the extent of what you provide, such as filling out the membership application form, when subscribing to our newsletters, when applying to workshops or perhaps when registering for other events.

The processing and use of your personal data is taken to fulfill and process your order as well as to process and handle your requests and applications. After complete contract implementation all personal data is saved in accordance with tax law and commercial law retention periods. After expiration, the data is deleted as long as you have not agreed to further processing and use. 


Transfer of personal data
The transfer of your personal data to a third party without your explicit consent cannot take place. Exceptions to this are solely our service providers, which are necessary for the completion of our contractual relationship. In such cases, we strictly observe the stipulations made in the German Data Protection Law. The volume of data transfer is limited to a minimum.


Cookies 
To make a visit to our website more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your end device and save the specific settings and data exchange with our system via your browser. Most of the cookies we use are deleted at the end of your browser session, which is when closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and enable us to recognise your device during your next visit (persistent cookies).

Cookies contain no personal data and therefore cannot be directly attributed to any user. Please note that certain cookies are already in use as soon as you visit our website. You can set your browser so that you are informed of the insertion of cookies and can then decide whether or not to accept certain cookies or to accept cookies in certain cases or to exclude them in general. By not accepting cookies in general, the functionality of our website might be limited.


The use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google, Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies, text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of the use of the website by you.  The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is as a rule transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored. In cases activating the IP address anonymisation on this website, within the member states of the European Union and all other states parties to the agreement within the European Economic area (EEA), your IP address information will be shorten by Google beforehand. Only in exceptional cases, would the complete IP address be transmitted and stored on a server of Google in the USA and shortened there. Under authority of this website’s provider, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of this website, to compile reports on the website activity and to provide other services for the website operator related to the use of the website and of the internet.  Within the framework of Google Analytics, the IP address transmitted from your browser will not be held with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; we would like to make you aware of the fact that in this case it is possible that you will not be able to use all the functions of this website. You can however prevent the collection of the information that the cookie generates about your use of this website (including your IP address) being transmitted to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the available browser plug-in at the following link [http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de].

SSL Encryption

This website uses a SSL encryption for purposes of security and to protect the transmittance of your data that you send to us as the website operator. You can recognise that you have a secure and encrypted connection because the address line of you browser changes from http:// to https:// and there appears a lock indicator icon. When the SSL encryption is activated, your data that is transmitted to us cannot be read by any third party.


Information, adjustment, blocking or deletion of personal data
At any time you may request to learn what personal data of yours has been saved as well as the right to correct, delete or block any of your stored data. Contact us if this is desired. Please find the contact data in our imprint located at the bottom of our website.

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