4.1. Purpose of processing
We process your data for the provision of our website and for this purpose we process your IP address, which is necessary for transmitting the content and functions of our website to your browser or end device.
For the secure and efficient hosting of our website we employ the services of a web hosting company whose servers (servers managed by them) may be used to access our online offer. For these purposes we may also use infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and data base services as well as security services and technical maintenance services.
Every time our website is viewed our system automatically collects data and information of the computer system of the viewer’s computer (server log files). Server log files may be used for security purposes e.g., to prevent a server being overloaded (in the case of improper attacks, so-called DDoS attacks) and to ensure server utilization and stability.
Hereby the following data is collected:
- Information on browser type and the version used
- Your operating system
- Your internet service provider
- Your IP address
- Date and time website was viewed
- Websites from which your system accessed our website
- Websites viewed by your system via our website
Our online offer incorporates functions and content elements obtained from the servers of the respective providers (hereinafter referred to as “third party providers”). This may include e.g., graphics, videos, data transmission or city maps (hereinafter jointly referred to as “content”).
This incorporation requires the third parties of this content to process your IP address as they are otherwise unable to send the content to your browser without the IP address. Your IP address is therefore required for the depiction of this content or functions. We strive to use only such content if the providers of this only use the IP address for the provision of their content. Third party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The pixel tags enable the evaluation of information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The anonymised information may also be stored in cookies on your device and include technical information on the browser and operating system, linked websites, time the website was viewed as well as further details on the use of our online offer and be associated with such information from other sources.
We use the following services, among others:
4.2. Legal basis
The use of the above-named services as well as the plug-ins is based on Article 6 Para. 1 lit f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in our website and online offer being presented as reliably as possible. If a corresponding permission has been requested, processing is based on Article 6 Para. 1 lit a GDPR.
4.3. Duration of storage / refusal and removal option
Data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of data collection for the provision of the website this is no longer necessary once the session has ended. If data is stored in log-in files this is deleted after 30 days. Data is not stored beyond this purpose. In this case, your IP address is deleted.
The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in the log files is essential for the operation of the website. In this case you, as user, are therefore unable to object to this.