Data protection

Your privacy is our concern

We appreciate your interest and would like you to feel safe when visiting our website, also with regard to the protection of your personal data. Because we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Compliance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) is a matter of course for us. We want you to know when we collect which data and how we use it. We have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that the regulations on data protection and data security are observed both by us and by our external service providers.

§ 1 Information about the collection of personal data

(1) In the following we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data about your identity or that can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior and IP address.

(2) The person responsible in accordance with Article 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is as stated in the imprint).
In accordance with legal requirements, we do not need to appoint a representative.

(3) It is not necessary for you to disclose personal data in order to use our website. In certain cases, however, we need your name and address and other information so that we can provide the requested services.

(4) When you contact us by e-mail, the data you provide (your e-mail address, possibly your name and telephone number) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We delete the data arising in this context after the storage is no longer necessary, or restrict the processing if there are statutory storage obligations.

(5) If we use commissioned service providers for individual functions of our offer or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail below about the respective processes. We also state the specified criteria for the storage period.

(6) Children and young people
Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or guardians. We do not request any personal data from children and young people, do not collect it and do not pass it on to third parties.

§ 2 Purpose of the personal data and purposeful processing

(1) The processing of personal data takes place exclusively to fulfill the requested service and to protect our own legitimate business interests.

(2) We generally use the personal data you provide to answer your inquiries, process your orders or give you access to certain information or offers. For member administration or organization of association activities, it may also be necessary for us or a service company commissioned by us to use this personal data to inform you about campaigns or to conduct online surveys in order to better meet the tasks and requirements of our members .

(3) Of course, we respect it if you do not want to give us your personal data for direct marketing or market research purposes. We will neither sell your personal data to third parties nor market it in any other way.

(4) We will only collect, process and use the personal data you provide online for the purposes communicated to you. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties without your necessary consent.

(5) Personal data is collected and transmitted to state institutions and authorities entitled to receive information only within the framework of the relevant laws or if we are obliged to do so by a court decision. Our data-processing members and the service companies commissioned by us are bound by us to maintain secrecy and to comply with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation.

§ 3 Your rights

(1) You have the following rights towards us with regard to your personal data:

• right to information,
• right to rectification or erasure,
• right to restriction of processing,
• right to object to processing,
• Right to data portability.

(2) You have the right to revoke your consent within the meaning of Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR at any time without