What we collect
We collect information about the use of this website, this includes the time of access, the part of the website accessed, information about the used browser and operating system, referring websites, and the client address and Internet service provider. We use this information to improve our website and services, and to ensure the security of this website through automated analysis. The data is kept for four weeks and then deleted. The data is not combined with any other identifiable information. The data is not used for any marketing related activity.
We may disclose your personal information to appropriate third parties, such as law enforcement agencies, if legally required. We will not sell or rent any information to third parties.
We are committed to keeping your information secure. We have put in place appropriate systems and procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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Third Party Services
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
IP-anonymization is activated on this website, thus your IP address will be truncated. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
We embed videos from YouTube one some pages. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to set video clips and other users free of charge, which also provides free viewing, review and commenting on them. YouTube allows you to publish all kinds of videos, so you can access both full movies and TV broadcasts, as well as music videos, trailers, and videos made by users via the Internet portal. The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, a subsidiary of Google Inc.
Videos are embedded using Embetty. Teaser images are served through our own server. Only after you click the play button, the actual video is retrieved from YouTube. At that time, information is shared with YouTube. When playing a video, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited. Further information about YouTube may be obtained under https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/.
If you are logged in on YouTube, when playing a video YouTube learns which specific sub-page of our Internet site was visited. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to your YouTube account. This may be prevented by logging out of YouTube before accessing pages that contain YouTube videos.
YouTube’s data protection provisions, available at https://policies.google.com/privacy, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.
We embed videos from Vimeo one some pages. Vimeo is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to set video clips and other users free of charge, which also provides free viewing, review and commenting on them. Vimeo allows you to publish all kinds of videos via the Internet portal. The operating company of Vimeo is Vimeo, Inc.
Videos are embedded using Embetty. Teaser images are served through our own server. Only after you click the play button, the actual video is retrieved from YouTube. At that time, information is shared with YouTube. When playing a video, Vimeo gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited. Further information about Vimeo may be obtained under https://vimeo.com/about.
If you are logged in on Vimeo, when playing a video Vimeo learns which specific sub-page of our Internet site was visited. This information is collected by Vimeo and assigned to your Vimeo account. This may be prevented by logging out of Vimeo before accessing pages that contain Vimeo videos.
Vimeos’s data protection provisions, available at https://vimeo.com/privacy, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Vimeo.
Some pages embed maps from Google Maps. Google Maps is a service to provide geographic information. It is required to visualize addresses and locations on this website. You can learn more about Google Maps at https://www.google.com/intl/en/maps/about/.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages on which a Google Maps map was integrated, the Internet browser is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding map component. When showing a map, Google gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited.
If you contact us by email or via the contact form, the personal data transmitted are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis stored for the purpose of processing or contacting you in response.
In case of complaints, please contact the Data Protection Officer of the State of Northrhine Westphalia. To contact us directly, please see our contact data.
Changes to this policy
We may revise this policy from time to time. If we make material changes, then we change the revision date above. You should check periodically for changes.