Privacy Policy

Personal data (usually referred to as “data” below) is only processed by us to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its content and the services offered there.
According to Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”), “processing” is any process carried out with or without the help of automated processes or any such series of processes in connection with personal data, such as collecting, recording, organizing, arranging, storing, adapting or changing, reading out, querying, using, disclosing through transmission, distribution or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restricting, deleting or destroying.
With the following data protection declaration we inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis of the processing of personal data, insofar as we decide on the purposes and means of processing either alone or together with others. In addition, we will inform you below about the third-party components we use for optimization purposes and to increase the quality of use, insofar as third parties process data on their own responsibility.

Our privacy policy is structured as follows:
I. Information about us as the person responsible
II. Rights of users and data subjects
III. Information on data processing

I. Information about us as controllers
Responsible provider of this website in terms of data protection is:
Matthias Weischede
Blücherstr. 12
50733 Köln

II. Rights of users and data subjects
With regard to the data processing described in more detail below, the users and those affected have the right

  • for confirmation as to whether data relating to them is being processed, for information about the data processed, for further information about data processing and for copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
  • to correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (see also Art. 16 GDPR);
  • to the immediate deletion of the data concerning them (see also Art. 17 GDPR), or, alternatively, if further processing is required in accordance with Art. 17 (3) GDPR, to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR;
  • to receive the data relating to them and provided by them and to transmit this data to other providers/responsible parties (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
  • to complain to the supervisory authority if you believe that the data concerning you is being processed by the provider in violation of data protection regulations (see also Art. 77 GDPR).
    In addition, the provider is obliged to inform all recipients to whom data has been disclosed by the provider about any correction or deletion of data or the restriction of processing that takes place on the basis of Articles 16, 17 para. 1, 18 DSGVO teach. However, this obligation does not exist if this notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Irrespective of this, the user has a right to information about these recipients.

II. Information on data processing
Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies, the deletion of the data does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements and no other information on individual processing methods is subsequently given.
server data
For technical reasons, in particular to ensure a secure and stable website, data is transmitted to us or to our web space provider (IONOS) by your Internet browser. These so-called server log files record, among other things, the type and version of your Internet browser, the operating system, the website from which you switched to our website (referrer URL), the website(s) of our website that you visit, the date and time of the respective access as well as the IP address of the Internet connection from which our website is used.
The data collected in this way is stored temporarily, but not together with other data from you.
This storage takes place on the legal basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our website.
The data will be deleted after seven days at the latest, provided that no further storage is required for evidentiary purposes. Otherwise, the data is completely or partially excluded from deletion until the final clarification of an incident.

a) Session cookies/session cookies
We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that are stored and stored on your end device by the Internet browser you use. These cookies process certain information about you, such as your browser or location data or your IP address, to an individual extent.
This processing makes our website more user-friendly, effective and secure, since the processing enables, for example, the reproduction of our website in different languages.
The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit b.) GDPR, insofar as these cookies are used to process data for contract initiation or contract execution.
If the processing does not serve to initiate or process a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. The legal basis is then Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f) GDPR.
These session cookies are deleted when you close your internet browser.
b) Third Party Cookies
If necessary, our website also uses cookies from partner companies with whom we work for the purpose of advertising, analysis or the functionalities of our website.
For details on this, in particular on the purposes and legal basis for processing such third-party cookies, please refer to the information below.
c) Possibility of disposal

You can prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by setting your internet browser. You can also delete cookies that have already been saved at any time. However, the steps and measures required for this depend on the specific Internet browser you are using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or documentation of your Internet browser or contact its manufacturer or support. In the case of so-called Flash cookies, however, the processing cannot be prevented via the browser settings. However, if you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, this may mean that not all functions of our website can be used to their full extent.

We maintain an online presence on Twitter to present our company and our website and to communicate with customers/prospects. Twitter is a service provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.
In this respect, we would like to point out that it is possible for user data to be processed outside the European Union, in particular in the USA. This can result in increased risks for users in that, for example, later access to user data can be made more difficult. We also have no access to this user data. The possibility of access lies exclusively with Twitter. Twitter Inc. is certified under the Privacy Shield and has thus committed itself to complying with European data protection standards
You can find Twitter’s privacy policy at

To communicate with interested parties or customers, we operate a presence on the Instagram platform.
We are jointly responsible for this social media platform with Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland.
Instagram’s data protection officer can be reached via a contact form:
We have regulated joint responsibility in an agreement regarding the respective obligations within the meaning of the GDPR. This agreement, from which the mutual obligations arise, is available at the following link:
The legal basis for the resulting and subsequently reproduced processing of personal data is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is in the analysis, communication, sales and promotion of our products and services.
The legal basis can also be the consent of the user to the platform operator in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. The user can revoke their consent to this in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR at any time by notifying the platform operator for the future.
Linking social media via graphic or text link
We also advertise presences on the social networks listed below on our website. The integration takes place via a linked graphic of the respective network. The use of this linked graphic prevents a connection to the respective server of the social network being automatically established when calling up a website that has a social media application in order to display a graphic of the respective network itself. The user is only forwarded to the service of the respective social network by clicking on the corresponding graphic.
After the user has been forwarded, information about the user is recorded by the respective network. It cannot be ruled out that the data collected in this way will be processed in the USA.
This is initially data such as IP address, date, time and page visited. If the user is logged into his user account of the respective network at the same time, the network operator can, if necessary, assign the information collected from the user’s specific visit to the user’s personal account. If the user interacts via a “Share” button of the respective network, this information can be stored in the user’s personal user account and, if necessary, published. If the user wants to prevent the collected information from being directly assigned to his user account, he must log out before clicking on the graphic. It is also possible to configure the respective user account accordingly.

The following social networks are linked to our site:
Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
Privacy Policy:
Certification EU-US data protection (“EU-US Privacy Shield”)…0000TORzAAO&status=Active
Privacy Policy:
Certification EU-US data protection (“EU-US Privacy Shield”)

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics on our website. This is a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.
Through certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield (“EU-US Privacy Shield”)
Google guarantees that the data protection regulations of the EU are also observed when processing data in the USA.
The Google Analytics service is used to analyze the usage behavior of our website. The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our website.
Usage and user-related information, such as IP address, location, time or frequency of visits to our website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, we use Google Analytics with the so-called anonymization function. With this function, Google already shortens the IP address within the EU or the EEA.
The data collected in this way is in turn used by Google to provide us with an evaluation of the visit to our website and the usage activities there. This data can also be used to provide other services related to the use of our website and the use of the Internet.
Google states that it does not associate your IP address with other data. In addition, Google entertains
Further data protection information is available for you, e.g. also on the possibilities of preventing the use of data.
In addition, Google offers under
a so-called deactivation add-on along with further information on this. This add-on can be installed with the most common Internet browsers and offers you further control over the data that Google collects when you visit our website. The add-on informs the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) that information about the visit to our website should not be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, this does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analysis services. You can of course also find out whether and which other web analysis services we use in this data protection declaration. Disable the collection of data by Google Analytics for this website.

Google Fonts
We use Google Fonts to display external fonts on our website. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.
Through certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield (“EU-US Privacy Shield”)
Google guarantees that the data protection regulations of the EU are also observed when processing data in the USA.
In order to enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established when our website is accessed.
The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimization and economic operation of our website.
By connecting to Google when you visit our website, Google can determine from which website your request was sent and to which IP address the display of the font is to be sent.
Google offers under
further information, in particular on the possibilities of preventing the use of data.

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