Data protection statement

Data protection provider and responsible body within the meaning of the Data Protection Act

Cognotekt GmbH
Dr. Jobst Landgrebe
Bonner Strasse 209
50698 Köln

Data Protection Supervisor

Frank Gundlach
mein-datenschutzbeauftragter.de
Hafenstraße 1a
23568 Lübeck
Fon: 0451 - 16085226
Fax: 0451 - 1608529926

Supervisory Authority

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen
Postfach 20 04 44
40102 Düsseldorf
Telefon: 0211/38424-0
Telefax: 0211/38424-10
E-Mail: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de
www.ldi.nrw.de

Collecting general information

With each access to this website, information is automatically collected and/or transmitted. This information, also referred to as server log files, is of a general nature and does not allow identification of individual users.

Included are:

  • name of the website
  • file
  • date
  • amount of data
  • web browser and web browser version
  • operating system
  • the domain name of your Internet provider
  • the so-called referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our offer)
  • IP address

Without this data, it would not be technically possible to deliver and display the contents of the website. In this respect, the collection of data is imperative. In addition, we use the anonymous information for statistical purposes. These help us to optimize the offer and the technology. We also reserve the right to subsequently check the log files in case of suspected illegal use of our offer.

Contact form

If you contact us via the online form or by e-mail, we will save the information you have provided in order to answer your request and to ask possible follow-up questions.

Embedded Content

Our offer sometimes may include content and/or services of other providers. These are, for example, maps provided by Google Maps, videos from YouTube as well as graphics and images from other websites. In order for this data to be accessed and displayed in the user’s browser, the transmission of the IP address is technically required. The providers (hereinafter referred to as “third-party provider”) thus perceive the IP address of the respective user.

Although we endeavor to use only third-party providers who only need the IP address to deliver content, we have no control over whether the IP address may be stored. This process is used in the case, inter alia, statistical purposes. If we are aware that the IP address is being stored, we will inform our users.

Cookies

This website uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer from the server. They contain information about the browser, the IP address, the operating system and the Internet connection. We do not disclose this information to third parties or link it to personal data without their consent.

Cookies fulfill two main tasks. They help us to facilitate the navigation through our offer and enable the correct presentation of the website. They are not used to inject viruses or launch applications.

Users have the opportunity to access our offer without cookies. For this purpose, the corresponding settings must be changed in the browser. Please refer to the help function of your browser, how cookies are deactivated. However, please be aware that this may interfere with some features of this website and reduce its ease of use. The aboutads.info/choices/ (US) and youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ (Europe) sites allow you to manage online ads cookies.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand 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 sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software (see above, section “Cookies”). We point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full.

In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics

For more information about Terms of Use and Privacy, please visit google.com/analytics/terms/en or google.com/intl/en/policies/.

Principle of data minimisation

Personal data is stored according to the principles of data avoidance and data minimisation only as long as required or required by law (legal storage period). If the purpose of the information collected is omitted or the storage period ends, we block or delete the data.

Right to disclosure and revocation

You have the right, upon request, to request information free of charge about the personal data stored by us, and / or to request a correction, blocking or deletion. Exceptions: These are the required data storage for business transactions or the data are subject to the statutory retention requirement. For these purposes, please contact us.

In order to be able to consider a data lock at any time, it is necessary to keep the data in a lock file for control purposes. If there is no statutory filing requirement, you can also request the deletion of the data. Otherwise we will block the data if you so desire.

Change of privacy policy

In order to ensure that our privacy policy always complies with current legal requirements, we reserve the right to make changes at any time. This also applies in the event that the privacy policy has to be adapted due to new or revised services, for example new services. The new privacy policy will then take effect on your next visit to our offer.