1. An overview of data protection
The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information
when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be
personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The
operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data
you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website.
These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system
you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically
as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other
data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin,
its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right
to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time
using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the
issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with
the competent regulatory authorities.
Analytics and third-party tools
When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior.
This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing
behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data.
You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your
options in this regard.
2. General information and mandatory information
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very
seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the
If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal
information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy
policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains
how and for what purpose this happens. Please note that data transmitted via the
internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches.
Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
CEO: Bettina Bernoth PhD
82256 F’Bruck – Germany
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others
decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You
may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making
this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still
be legally processed.
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file
a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory
authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection
officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data
protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in
fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a
standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to
another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of
the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the
site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address
line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in
your browser’s address bar. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you
transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information
free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the
recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to
have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using
the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of
Opposition to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of
website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and
informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the
right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email
spam, is received.
3. Data collection on our website
contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and
secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically
deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you
delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you
next visit the site.
can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie.
Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under
certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when
closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Cookies, which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide
certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to
Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest
in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical
errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser
automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:
• Browser type and browser version
• Operating system used
• Referrer URL
• Host name of the accessing computer
• Time of the server request
• IP address
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of
data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
4. Analytics and advertising
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google
Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043. Google Analytics uses
so-called “cookies”. These are 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. Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. The website
operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its
website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP Anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will
be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement
on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in
exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and
shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this
website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity,
and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the
website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google
Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in
your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be
able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data
generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from
being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading
and installing the browser plug-in available at the following
Objecting to the collection of data
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the
following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected
on future visits to this site:
Google Analytics deaktivieren
For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s
Outsourced data processing
We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data
processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data
protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Demographic data collection by Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports to be
generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site
visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data.
This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual
person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your
Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as
described in the section “Refusal of data collection”