Privacy protection at a glance
Data collection on our websiteWho is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is done by the website operator. The operator's contact information is in the legal notice of this website.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data are collected when you share them with us. This can be e.g. data that you enter into a contact form.
Other data are automatically collected by our IT system when you visit our site. These are mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of the visit). The collection of these data is automatic as soon as you enter our site.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure an error-free operation of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right, at any time, to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge (Art. 15 GDPR).
You further have the right to request the correction (Art. 16 GDPR), blocking or erasure of these data (Art. 17 GDPR).
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of these data at any time (Art. 18 GDPR).
You have the right to receive the data that you have provided and request its transmission at any time (Art. 20 GDPR).
For these purposes and for any other questions regarding privacy protection, you can contact us at any time at the address provided in the legal notice. You further have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR).
Right to withdraw consent
You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR).
Right to object
You have the right to object to a future processing of your data at any time (Art. 21 GDPR).
Analysis tools and third-party tools
General remarks and obligatory information
We would like to point out that the transmission of data over the Internet (e.g. through e-mail communication) may have security gaps. A gapless protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.
Remark on the data controller
The data controller for the data processing on this website is:
Mayor Jörg Lutz
Telephone: +49 76 21 - 415 - 0
The data controller is the natural or legal person which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Withdrawal of your consent to data processing
Many data processing steps are only possible with your explicit consent. You can withdraw consent that you have already granted at any time. An informal notification by e-mail suffices. The legal validity of the data processing that occurred prior to the withdrawal of consent remains unaffected.
Right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority
In the event of infringements of data protection, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. The supervisory authority for data protection issues is the State Data Protection Officer of the Federal State in which we are located. A list of the data protection officers and their contact information is available at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have the data that we process automatically based on your consent or to fulfil a contract handed to you or to a third party in a common machine-readable format. If you request the transmission of the data to another data processor, we will only do so if it is technically feasible.
SSL and TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential information, such as orders or requests, that you send to us as site operator, this site uses an SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection from the fact that the address bar of your browser switches from "http://" to "https://" and a padlock symbol appears.
When the SSL or TLS encryption is active, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, erasure
Within the provisions of the law, you have the right, at any time and free of charge, to request information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing, and, if applicable, the right to correction, blocking or erasure of these data. For this and any other matter related to personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address in the legal notice.
Objection to advertising mail
We hereby object to the use of the contact information published as part of the legal notice obligation to send advertising and information material that was not explicitly requested. The operators of the site explicitly reserve the right to take legal action in the event that unrequested advertising material is sent, e.g. in the form of spam e-mails.
Data protection officerLegally prescribed data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer.
Telephone: +49 7621 415 - 248
Data collection on our websiteCookies
The Internet site partially uses so-called cookies. Cookies are not harmful to your computer and do not contain any virus. Cookies serve to make our offering more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". These are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit us.
You can configure your browser so that you are informed about the placing of cookies and accept them on a case-by-case basis, reject the placing of cookies in certain cases or in general, or activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. Deactivating cookies may affect the functionality of this website.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information automatically transmitted to us by your browser in so-called server log files. These are:
- browser type and version
- operating system
- referrer URL
- hostname of the accessing computer
- time of the server request
- IP address
The basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1(b) GDPR, which allows processing data to fulfil a contract or pre-contractual measures.
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your information form the inquiry form, including the contact information provided by you therein, is stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for the event of any follow-up inquiries. We do not pass these data on without your consent.
The processing of the data entered into the contact form therefore only takes place on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1(a) GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time. An informal notification by e-mail suffices. The legal validity of the data processing that occurred prior to the withdrawal of consent is unaffected.
The data entered by you into the contact form remain with us until you ask us to erase them or withdraw your consent to their storage or until the purpose of the data storage has lapsed (e.g. after completed processing of your inquiry). Mandatory legal provisions - especially retention periods - remain unaffected.
Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the Web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is usually sent to a server of Google in the USA and stored there.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6 para. 1(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing the user behaviour in order to optimise both its online offering and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function for this website. This ensures that your IP address is shortened by Google in member states of the European Union or in other countries of the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on the orders of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to prepare reports on the website activities and to provide the website operator with additional services related to the use of the website and of the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data of Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies through a corresponding configuration of your browser software; however, please note that you may then not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can further prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being transmitted to Google and processed by them by downloading and installing the browser plugin under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the checkbox at the bottom of the page (deactivate Google Analytics). An opt-out cookie is set that prevents the collection of your data on subsequent visits to this website.
We have concluded a contract with Google for the processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German privacy protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Demographic characteristics with Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics' "demographic characteristics" function. This allows the generation of reports with information on the age, gender and interests of the website's visitors. These data come from interest-based advertising of Google and from visitor data from third-party providers. These data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the advertising settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data through Google Analytics as described in the section "Objection to data collection".
Matomo (ex-Piwik)This website uses the open source Web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymised before being stored. Matomo cookies remain on your device until you delete them.
The storage of Matomo cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 para. 1(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymised analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both his online offering and his advertising.
The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is not handed over to third parties. You can prevent the storing of the cookies through the corresponding configuration of your browser software; however, please note that in this case you may not be able to use the full functionality of the website.
If you do not consent to the storing and use of your data, you can deactivate this storage and use here. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be set in your browser that prevents Matomo from storing user data. When you delete your cookies, this will also delete the Matomo opt-out cookie. The opt-out must then be reactivated when you visit our site again.
If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an e-mail address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the provided e-mail address and consent to receiving the newsletter. Additional information is not collected, or only on a voluntary basis. We will use these data exclusively to send the requested information and will not hand them over to third parties.
The processing of the data entered into the newsletter registration form is exclusively processed on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1(a) GDPR). The consent granted for the storing of the data and the e-mail address and their use to send the newsletter can be withdrawn at any time, for instance through the "Deregister" link in the newsletter. The legal validity of data processing that occurred prior to the withdrawal of consent remains unaffected.
The data you provide us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter are stored by us until you deregister from the newsletter, after which it is deleted. Data stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.
Plugins and tools
YouTubeOur website uses plugins from the Google-operated website YouTube. The operator of the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube's servers is established. The YouTube server is informed of which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your browsing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
The use of YouTube serves to make our online offering more appealing. This represents a legitimate interest in the meaning of Art. 6 para 1(f) GDPR.
Use of Facebook pluginsThis website uses plugins of the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook").
If you call up one of our Web pages equipped with such a plugin, a connection to Facebook servers is established and the plugin is displayed on the Web page by transmission to your browser. This transmits to the Facebook server which one of our Web pages you have visited. If you are logged in as a Facebook member, Facebook will assign this information to your personal Facebook user account. When you use the plugin functions (e.g. clicking on the "Like" button, leaving a comment), this information is also assigned to your Facebook account, something that you can only prevent by logging out before using the plugin.
Google Web FontsThis site uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google for the uniform representation of letterings. When you call up a page, your browser downloads the required Web Fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
To this end, your browser must establish a connection to Google's servers. This allows Google to know that your IP was used to call up our website. The use of Google Web Fonts is for the purpose of a uniform and appealing representation of our online offering. This represents a legitimate interest in the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1(f) GDPR.
If your browser does not support Web Fonts, your computer will use a default font.
You can find more information on Google Web Fonts at
Google MapsThis site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
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 transmission.
The use of Google Maps is for the purpose of an appealing representation of our online offering and to make the locations cited by us on this site easy to find. This represents a legitimate interest in the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1(f) GDPR.