Data privacy statement

Data privacy statement

Every citizen has the constitutionally secured right to determine the use of his personal data.
For this reason, it is our duty to protect the information, you entrust to us, when you visit our website. In the following, we want to explain in more detail what information we have about you, what happens with that data and what security measures we have taken to protect this data from misuse.

Range of validity

This Privacy Policy applies only for our website and not to pages of other providers, for which you may find links on our pages.

Safety precautions

All employees of our company are trained to DS-GVO and DSAnpUG-EU (European regulations for privacy data security) and committed to data secrecy. Our in-house IT is constantly adapted to the necessary technical safety precautions, the current conditions and the requirements deduced from them.


The domain is hosted by MPS newmedia GmbH, Mendelssohnstraße 13, 22761 Hamburg. The data recorded during your visit to our website (inventory data) and traffic data (connection data) are collected, processed and used by MPS newmedia GmbH in accordance with legal regulations. Further information is contained in the General Terms and Conditions of MPS newmedia GmbH at


We use so-called “cookies” in our website, for example, in order to recognize the preferences of our visitors and to design the website accordingly. This allows easier navigation and a high degree of user-friendliness of the website (eg. age verification). Cookies are small files that are stored on the hard disk of a visitor. They allow to keep information for a certain period of time and to identify the visitor’s computer.
You can configure the browser so that you can allow or permit the saving of a cookie. You can also limit the lifetime of cookies to your current session.

Google Analytics

“This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (Google) Google Analytics uses “cookies “. These cookies are text files, stored on your computer, who allows an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie – about your use of this website (including your IP address) – is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to generate reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or as far as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will never associate your IP address with other Google Inc. data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, please note that in this case you may not be able to use all features of this website. By using this website, you agree to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes as set out above.”

Browser add-on for disabling Google Analytics

The Google Analytics browser add-on for deactivating analytics gives website visitors more control over Google Analytics data collection.
The add-on informs the JavaScript (ga.js) of Google Analytics that no information about the website visit should be transmitted to Google Analytics. If you want to use this feature, download the add-on and install it for your current web browser. The browser add-on for disabling Google Analytics is available for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera.
Link: Browser-Add-onClick

Information and rights

If you have any questions about privacy, you are invited to contact us. In this context, we would like to point out that you have at any time free information, as well as, if necessary, correction, blocking and deletion rights regarding the processing and use of your data. If you have given us consent to the processing of your personal data, you can revoke it at any time.

In detail you have the right:
• in accordance with Art. 15 DS-GVO, to request information about your personal data processed by us
• in accordance with Art. 16 DS-GVO, to immediately demand the correction/completion of incorrect personal data stored by us
• to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 DS-GVO, unless priority laws preclude this
• to demand legitimate restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 DS-GVO
• In accordance with Art. 20 DS-GVO, to receive your personal data provided to us in a structured and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another person responsible
• to lodge an objection against processing in accordance with Art. 21 DS-GVO
• to revoke your consent at any time in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 DS-GVO
• to complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 DS-BER
In this case contact directly:

Data Protection Officer
Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Eckert
Sontumer-Str. 50
42551 Velbert
Telephone: +49 (0) 2051 – 607 35 75
E-Mail: Datenschutz [at]

Country Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Independent National Center for Privacy
Schleswig Holstein
Holstenstr. 98
24103 Kiel
mail [at]

Processing and transfer of personal data

At some points on our website, we offer you the opportunity to contact us or to use certain services (such as requests). We only use the personal data transmitted for the purpose for which they were provided to us. A transfer of your data to unauthorized third parties does not occur.
The storage of your data – when using the Internet shop – is within the legal obligations to prove legal transactions for 10 years. Thereafter, a complete deletion takes place.

We store the data you provide us with in the context of competitions. With it we want to guarantee the prize distribution and the correct handling. These data will not be shared with anybody and will be deleted beyond the end of the period of the competition up to a maximum of 3 months.

Changes to this privacy policy

Due to current circumstances, such as amendment of the legislation, we will, if necessary, update this privacy statement.

Google Fonts
We use “Google Fonts” on our website, a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as: “Google”). Google Fonts enables us to use external fonts. For this purpose, the required Google Fonts are loaded from our web server into your browser cache when you access our website. This is necessary so that your browser can also display a visually improved representation of our texts. If your browser does not support this function, a standard font will be used by your computer for display.

The fonts are hosted by us and therefore not loaded by an external provider. This requires the processing of your IP address.

We use Google Fonts for optimization purposes, in particular to improve the use of our website for you and to make its design more user-friendly. The legal basis for data processing is our legitimate interest in this regard pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.

Google Maps
On this website, we use the offer of Google Maps. A service of Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001 (“Google”). This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to comfortably use the map function.

By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding sub-page of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under usage data of this statement are transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. However, in the configuration integrated by us, the data is not merged with your Google account, so that the data Google receives from you is limited to the minimum technically necessary for the provision of the map.

We use the provider YouTube, among others, for the integration of videos. YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC with headquarters at 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is represented by Google Inc. with headquarters at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

On some subpages, we embed YouTube videos into our website. Calling up these sub-pages leads to YouTube content being reloaded. In this context, YouTube also receives your IP address, which is technically required to retrieve the content. In principle, we have no influence on the further processing by YouTube. However, when embedding the videos, we have made sure to take into account the extended data protection mode offered by YouTube.

Contact form
You have the option of contacting us via web forms. To use our contact forms, we need your name and e-mail address. You can provide further information, but you do not have to. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. We use your data exclusively for processing your request.

We would like to point out that the data you provide will be collected and stored electronically. We use your data exclusively for processing your request. You can object to the further processing of your data at any time, e.g. by e-mail to *email address*. Your data will then be deleted.

We use Matomo, an open-source software for statistical analysis of visitor traffic. Matomo uses cookies 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 stored on our own server and is not passed on to third parties.

The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and before storage. You have the option to prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.

October 2022