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General terms and conditions of ORC Webhosting GmbH

1. Scope

These general terms and conditions regulate the legal relationship between ORC Webhosting GmbH Webhosting & Domains, hereinafter referred to as ORC Webhosting GmbH, and their customers, who use the services of ORC Webhosting GmbH as an internet service provider. The customer's general terms and conditions are not part of the contract unless their validity is expressly agreed. If domains are the subject of this contract, the terms and conditions of the responsible registry also apply.

2. Services provided by ORC Webhosting GmbH

ORC Webhosting GmbH enables the contractual partner to access independent networks and services. Access is granted after the customer has legitimized himself with the help of a user ID and a password.

ORC Webhosting GmbH endeavors within the framework of its operational resources to offer the service around the clock without disruption and without interruptions. The customer will be informed in good time about foreseeable business interruptions that are necessary to rectify faults, carry out maintenance work, expand the service, etc. The contract includes e-mail support for the web space account.

The scope of this e-mail support is limited to the performance of the web space account. Support regarding CGI / PHP script programming, Java applet programming, use of Microsoft FrontPage and the like are not included in this support. ORC Webhosting GmbH provides both email and telephone support for its own services and offers. ORC Webhosting GmbH is not obliged to provide support with regard to programming, the use of third-party software or server administration. If this is done anyway, this is done as a service to the customer. ORC Webhosting GmbH cannot be held liable in this regard or be forced to provide this support. If the customer makes use of technical support services that are not included in the e-mail support for the web space account, these will be charged according to the agreement.

If the registration of domain names is the subject of this contractual relationship, ORC Webhosting GmbH only owes the brokerage of the domain. The customer can only assume a definitive assignment as soon as this has been confirmed by ORC Webhosting GmbH.

ORC Webhosting GmbH is authorized to use the services provided for the customer as a reference and to publish them, as long as the customer does not clearly object.

3. Customer obligations

The customer is obliged:

To notify recognizable defects or damage immediately (fault report), and to take all reasonable measures that enable the defects or damage and their causes to be identified or facilitate or accelerate the elimination of the fault.

After submitting a malfunction report, ORC Webhosting GmbH shall reimburse the expenses incurred by checking its facilities if and insofar as it turns out after examination that the malfunction was the responsibility of the customer.

Immediately notify any change in his name, his company, his place of residence or business address, his billing address, his legal form as well as other significant circumstances that could have legal consequences for the contractual relationship with ORC Webhosting GmbH To treat his user ID and his access password confidentially.

He has the option of changing his access password or having it changed at any time.

The customer is responsible to ORC Webhosting GmbH for every use of the Internet access via his account and is liable for any damage resulting from the misuse of the access.

The customer undertakes to take the necessary measures to ensure that his access to the Internet or other networks does not interfere with third-party systems, manipulate programs or infiltrate computer viruses.

To mark the content posted by him on the Internet as his own or third-party content and to display his full name and address.

Comply with international and Swiss law and generally recognized rules of conduct when using the Internet.

He is responsible for the content of the information that he or third parties transmit or have processed by ORC Webhosting GmbH via his account, retrieves or makes available for retrieval.

In particular, the following information content may not be disseminated via the customer's Internet access:

  • Depictions of violence
  • pornographic writings, sound or image recordings and representations
  • Calls to violence
  • Racial discrimination
  • Instructions or incitement to criminal behavior
  • Unauthorized games of chance within the meaning of the Lottery Act
  • Information that violates copyrights, related rights or other intellectual property rights of third parties.

            The customer is responsible for ensuring that young people under 16 or 18 years of age do not have access to websites that are only intended for people over 16 or 18 years of age.

            So that subscriptions with free data transfer can be offered in the long term, the customers of ORC Webhosting GmbH commit themselves to fair use, i.e. excessive or unnecessary use of the subscription is avoided (e.g. mass mailing, pure download sites, etc.).

            The customer undertakes not to initiate any advertising circulars or mass mailings (mailing campaigns) via electronic mail to the e-mail addresses of his domain.

            ORC Webhosting GmbH reserves the right to block the customer's web hosting service in the event of misuse with immediate effect at the customer's expense. This also applies in the event that there is no actual legal claim.

            Improper use is considered to be the failure of the customer to fulfill the above and below (Section 4) contractual obligations. The blocking remains in place until the respective facts have been clarified or the customer provides evidence of the actual harmlessness of the content. ORC Webhosting GmbH also reserves the right to block the customer's webhosting service at the customer's expense if the customer's user behavior in any way (chat, forum, etc.) affects the operating behavior of the server. ORC Webhosting GmbH expressly reserves the right to claim compensation for all direct and indirect damage incurred, including financial losses, in any case of improper use of the web hosting service or violation of the general terms and conditions. In addition, the customer undertakes to exempt ORC Webhosting GmbH from all third-party claims. This indemnity obligation also includes legal defense costs such as court and lawyer fees.

            ORC Webhosting GmbH is not obliged to check the customer's content.

            4. E-Mail

            The customer must regularly check the access in his personal electronic mailbox (e-mail). Sending advertising e-mails by the contractual partner to third parties without being asked to do so is prohibited. ORC Webhosting GmbH reserves the right to block the customer's access account without prior notice until the matter has been clarified.

            Sending unwanted mass mails (spamming, mail bombing) via the ORC Webhosting GmbH servers is prohibited. The operation of mailing lists to an extent that could endanger the operational stability of the systems is also strictly prohibited. Such Conduct is considered to be improper use of the web hosting service and results in the sanctions mentioned above (Section 3).

            5. Data security

            The customer makes backup copies of data that the customer sends to ORC Webhosting GmbH in whatever form. Even if the servers of ORC Webhosting GmbH are usually are regularly backed up, the customer is responsible for securing the transmitted data responsible. In the event of data loss, the customer is obliged to transmit the relevant data again and free of charge to ORC Webhosting GmbH.

            If the customer requests data recovery from ORC Webhosting GmbH, this will be done if possible and for a fee, depending on the effort. However, ORC Webhosting GmbH does not guarantee that the data can be restored.

            6. Data protection risks

            When using the Internet, there are various data protection risks for customers.

            In particular, data protection does not apply to the unencrypted transmission of data guaranteed. It must also be expected that unencrypted emails can be read, changed or suppressed by third parties without authorization. The encryption and encryption of transmitted information can improve protection against unauthorized access. Firewalls can possibly prevent unwanted intrusion by unauthorized third parties or at least make it more difficult.

            Taking measures to improve data protection is in the Area of responsibility of the customer.

            7. Liability

            ORC Webhosting GmbH rejects any guarantee or liability for errors in the software sold by ORC Webhosting GmbH, as well as for the loss or unauthorized modification of e-mail messages. ORC Webhosting GmbH is not liable for business interruptions, troubleshooting, maintenance, Conversion of the infrastructure (switchovers, etc.) or the introduction of new or different ones Technologies serve. Liability for damage or consequential damage of any kind, in particular for lost profit, is excluded.

            A liability and guarantee for the allocation of ordered domain names is excluded.

            8. Contract conclusion, contract duration and renewal

            When the contractual partner places an online order and ORC Webhosting GmbH accepts the order by allocating storage space and login data for the web space account, a contract for the use of the services offered by ORC Webhosting GmbH is concluded.

            The setup data are electronically transmitted to the customer. The prerequisite for the use of these services is Internet access with the necessary facilities and full payment of the charged fees on the part of the client or customer.

            The contract is concluded for a period of one year. If the customer does not want to renew the contract, he undertakes to terminate it in good time, i.e. at least one month before it expires. If this period has passed, the subscription is automatically extended for another year and the invoice received becomes due for payment. ORC Webhosting GmbH usually sends a payment invitation to renew the contract before the contract term expires.

            However, the responsibility for the timely renewal of the contract and the uninterrupted continuation of access to the Internet or access to other networks lies with the customer.

            For the renewal of the contract, the prices and general terms and conditions of ORC Webhosting GmbH applicable at the time the contract is concluded are decisive. If one or more provisions of our general terms and conditions should prove to be invalid, what is agreed upon is what lawfully corresponds to the intended purpose or comes as close as possible. The remaining provisions remain unaffected.

            ORC Webhosting GmbH is entitled to terminate the contractual relationship for an important reason without observing a notice period. An important reason exists if the customer is in default of payment in accordance with Section 12 of these General Terms and Conditions.

            There is also an important reason if the customer violates the obligations from paragraph 3 or 4 significantly or several times.

            9. Offer expansion

            An expansion of the offer resp. Accounts are possible at any time within the product category. A one-time fee is also charged for each extension. The additional costs incurred for the account / month will also be billed.

            10. Resignation

            If you withdraw before the end of the billing period, you cannot claim a refund; the entire amount is considered owed.

            11. Refund warranty

            The customer has no right to the "money back" guarantee for any domain names ordered, as well as activation fees and fees of the respective partner companies (credit card fee, PayPal, etc.) at ORC Webhosting GmbH. If the service includes a free domain, the amount of the free domain will be offset and the difference will be refunded, Web Hosting packge minus Doamin price.

            11.1 Free Domain

            With certain promotions you will receive a free domain. The domain is free in the 1st year and can NOT be transferred. If you want to transfer the domain away from ORC Webhosting GmbH, the original costs will first be charged according to the current price list. Once the fee has been paid, the domain can be transferred. After the extension in the 2nd year, the domain can be transferred at any time.


            PREMIUM, AFTERMARKET and BACKORDER domains are excluded from the free offer.

            12. Prices and Payment

            The prices are based on the prices at the time the contract was concluded. The customer is obliged to pay the agreed prices on time. If the customer is in default of payment, ORC Webhosting GmbH is entitled to prevent the use of unpaid services and all other services.

            In the event of default, ORC Webhosting GmbH is entitled to charge a reminder fee per reminder.

            Only the current offers and prices published on the ORC Webhosting GmbH website apply to new accounts. ORC Webhosting GmbH reserves the right to modify offers and prices at any time.

            The invoice is sent electronically. If delivery is requested by post, ORC Webhosting GmbH is entitled to charge an appropriate processing fee.

            Payment method: Left to the customer.

            The total amount is due without deduction upon receipt of the invoice.

            New accounts are set up against an invoice, payable within 10 days. ORC Webhosting GmbH reserves the right to take legal action against the customer if the amount owed through the order is not paid. ORC Webhosting GmbH usually sends the customer a payment reminder after the actual payment period has expired and before the account is deactivated.

            ORC Webhosting GmbH is generally authorized to delete accounts, including their content, after the payment period has expired.

            12.1 Price guarantee

            ORC Webhosting GmbH offers a price guarantee for all web hosting packages. This means that you keep the same price as long as you are our customer. Promotions are excluded from the price guarantee. This means that the web hosting package purchased at the promotional price has the original price when renewed after 1 year and this is then valid for the entire term.

            13. Transfer of rights and obligations under the contract

            The customer can only transfer rights and obligations from this contract to a third party with the written consent of ORC Webhosting GmbH.

            14. Reseller Regulations 

            The customer is entitled to grant third parties a contractual right of use to the websites managed for him by ORC Webhosting GmbH. In this case, the customer remains the sole contractual partner. He is obliged to forward all contractual conditions resulting from the general terms and conditions as well as from the order forms to the third party and to oblige the third party to comply with these conditions. This also applies to the obligation from Section 1 of these General Terms and Conditions.

            If all kinds of changes are required by the third party, the customer shall ensure within the contract that these obligations to cooperate are complied with. Upon request, the customer will provide ORC Webhosting GmbH with the address data and the third party contact person. In the event of changes, we are entitled to contact the third party directly in order to request written consent from the third party.

            If the third party violates contractual obligations, does not fulfill his duty to cooperate or if there are other problems with the granting of rights of use to third parties, the customer is liable to ORC Webhosting GmbH for all resulting damage. In addition, the customer releases ORC Webhosting GmbH from all claims that both third parties and others may make against ORC Webhosting GmbH.

            15. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

            This contract is subject to Swiss law. The parties agree that the ordinary courts of the Canton of Graubünden (CH) shall be the exclusive place of jurisdiction. We are also entitled to sue the customer at his general place of jurisdiction.

            These general terms and conditions replace all previous versions.

            ORC Webhosting GmbH November 2020

            Data protection

            This data protection declaration clarifies the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") within our online offer and the associated websites, functions and content as well as external online presences, such as our social media profile. (hereinafter jointly referred to as "online offer"). With regard to the terminology used, such as We refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for “processing” or “responsible person”.

            Responsible person

            ORC Webhosting GmbH
            Mazenauer Silvio
            Davoserweg 365B
            CH-7302 Landquart
            Tel: +41 81 332 11 69
            Mail: contact@orcwebhosting.com

            Types of data processed:

            When you place your first order, we collect your personal data via our automated ordering system. Of course, the data transfer takes place exclusively via an encrypted connection.

            • Salutation
            • First name Last Name
            • Company (optional)
            • Street, house number
            • Postcode City
            • phone
            • Fax (optional)
            • Your email address

            This data is recorded centrally by us and used or required for processing the order / contractual relationship.

            Categories of data subjects

            Visitors and users of the online offer (in the following we also refer to the persons concerned collectively as "users").

            Purpose of processing

            - Provision of the online offer, its functions and content.

            - Answering contact requests and communicating with users.

            - Safety measures.

            - Reach measurement / marketing

            Terms used

            “Personal data” is all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); A natural person is regarded as identifiable who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or one or more special features, which express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.

            “Processing” is any process carried out with or without the aid of automated processes or any such series of processes in connection with personal data. The term is broad and includes practically every handling of data.

            “Responsible” is the natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

            Relevant legal bases

            In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we will inform you of the legal basis for our data processing. If the legal basis is not mentioned in the data protection declaration, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR, the legal basis for processing to fulfill our services and carry out contractual measures as well as answering inquiries is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR, the legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR, and the legal basis for processing to safeguard our legitimate interests is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR as the legal basis.

            Cooperation with processors and third parties

            If we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors or third parties) within the scope of our processing, transmit them to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this is only done on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if the data is transmitted to third parties, as is required for payment service providers in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR), you have consented, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, data centers, domain registration offices etc. ).

            If we commission third parties with the processing of data on the basis of a so-called "order processing contract", this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR.


            So that we can register your domains, we have to forward your data to the respective registrars of the domains (e.g. nic.ch). Of course, only the absolutely necessary personal data will be transferred. Information such as Of course, nobody will know your bank details!

            Please note that we cannot bypass the disclosure of certain data to the registrars. These are regulations of the respective registration offices (e.g. nic.ch) over which we have no influence.

            The data transmitted to the registrars can be queried and viewed by Internet users. However, the registration authorities prohibit commercial or improper use, which is why it cannot be assumed that your data stored there will be used for advertising purposes or the like.

            Transfers to third countries

            If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if this happens in the context of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transmission of data to third parties, this will only take place if it happens to fulfill our (pre) contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or have the data processed in a third country only if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. GDPR are met. I.e. processing takes place e.g. on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination of a data protection level corresponding to the EU (e.g. for the USA through the "Privacy Shield") or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses").

            Rights of data subjects

            You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and to request information about this data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.

            You have accordingly. Art. 16 GDPR the right to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of the incorrect data concerning you.

            In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that the relevant data be deleted immediately or, alternatively, in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to request a restriction on the processing of the data.

            You have the right to request that you receive the data concerning you that you have provided to us in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR and to request that it be transmitted to other responsible parties.

            You also have gem. Art. 77 GDPR the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

            Right of withdrawal

            You have the right to revoke your consent in accordance with. To revoke Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with effect for the future

            Right to object

            You can object to the future processing of your data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time. The objection can in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.

            Cookies and right to object to direct mail

            "Cookies" are small files that are stored on the users' computers. Various information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after their visit to an online offer. Temporary cookies, or "session cookies" or "transient cookies", are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his browser. In such a cookie, e.g. the contents of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status are saved. Cookies are referred to as "permanent" or "persistent" and remain stored even after the browser is closed. E.g. the login status can be saved if the user visits it after several days. The interests of users can also be stored in such a cookie, which are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. Cookies from providers other than the person responsible for operating the online offer are offered as “third-party cookies” (otherwise, if they are only their cookies, they are referred to as “first-party cookies”).

            We can use temporary and permanent cookies and clarify this as part of our data protection declaration.

            If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.

            A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be made for a large number of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ explained. Furthermore, cookies can be saved by deactivating them in the browser settings. Please note that you may then not be able to use all the functions of this online offer.

            Deletion of data

            The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in their processing in accordance with Art. 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements. If the data are not deleted because they are required for other legally permissible purposes, their processing will be restricted. I.e. the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies e.g. for data that must be kept for commercial or tax reasons.

            Business related processing

            We also process

            - Contract data (e.g., subject of the contract, term, customer category).

            - Payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history)

            by our customers, prospects and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, service and customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.

            Collection of access data and log files

            We, or our hosting provider, collect data on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR data on every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider .

            For security reasons (e.g. to investigate acts of abuse or fraud), log file information is stored for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data, the further storage of which is necessary for evidence purposes, are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.

            Provision of contractual services

            We process inventory data (e.g., names and addresses as well as contact details of users), contract data (e.g., services used, names of contact persons, payment information) for the purpose of fulfilling our contractual obligations and services in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit b. GDPR. The entries marked as mandatory in online forms are required for the conclusion of the contract.

            As part of the use of our online services, we save the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests, as well as the user in protection against abuse and other unauthorized use. This data is generally not passed on to third parties, unless it is necessary to pursue our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR.

            We process usage data (e.g., the websites of our online offer visited, interest in our products) and content data (e.g., entries in the contact form or user profile) for advertising purposes in a user profile, e.g. To display product information based on the services you have previously used.

            The data is deleted after the expiry of statutory warranty and comparable obligations, the necessity of storing the data is checked every three years; In the case of the statutory archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after their expiry. Information in any customer account remains until it is deleted.

            Registration function

            Users can optionally create a user account. As part of the registration, the required mandatory information is communicated to the users. The data entered during registration will be used for the purpose of using the offer. Users can be informed by email about information relevant to the offer or registration, such as changes to the scope of the offer or technical circumstances. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with regard to the user account, subject to their retention is for commercial or tax reasons in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR necessary. It is up to the users to save their data in the event of termination before the end of the contract. We are entitled to irretrievably delete all user data stored during the term of the contract.

            As part of the use of our registration and login functions as well as the use of the user account, the IP address and the time of the respective user action are saved. The storage takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests, as well as the user in protection against abuse and other unauthorized use. This data is generally not passed on to third parties, unless it is necessary to pursue our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR. The IP addresses are anonymized or deleted after 7 days at the latest.


            When contacting us (e.g. via the contact form, email, telephone or via social media), the information provided by the user is used to process the contact request and to process it in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR processed. The user information can be stored in a customer relationship management system (“CRM system”) or a comparable request organization.

            We delete the inquiries if they are no longer required. We review the requirement every two years; The statutory archiving obligations also apply.


            ORC Webhosting GmbH does NOT send out newsletters!

            Google Analytics

            On the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR), we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google LLC (“Google”). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by the user is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

            Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

            Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with other services related to the use of this online offer and the internet. In doing so, pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.

            We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the user is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases.

            The IP address transmitted by the user's browser will not be merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; Users can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to their use of the online offer and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http: // tools .google.com / dlpage / gaoptout? hl = de.

            You can find more information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection options on the Google website: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners (“Use of data by Google when you use websites or apps of our partners "), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads (" use of data for advertising purposes "), http://www.google.de/settings/ads (" manage information that Google uses, to show you advertisements ").


            On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR), we use the marketing and remarketing services ("Google Marketing Services" for short ”) From Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, (“ Google ”).

            Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

            The Google Marketing Services allow us to display advertisements for and on our website in a more targeted manner in order to only present users with advertisements that potentially correspond to their interests. If a user e.g. Ads for products that he was interested in on other websites are referred to as "remarketing". For these purposes, when our and other websites on which Google Marketing Services are active are accessed, Google immediately executes a code from Google and so-called (re) marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also known as “web Beacons ”) integrated into the website. With their help, an individual cookie, i.e. a small file is saved (instead of cookies, comparable technologies can also be used). The cookies can be set by various domains, including google.com, doubleclick.net, invitemedia.com, admeld.com, googlesyndication.com or googleadservices.com. This file records which websites the user has visited, which content he is interested in and which offers he has clicked, as well as technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time and other information on the use of the online offer. The IP address of the user is also recorded, whereby we inform you within the framework of Google Analytics that the IP address will be shortened within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and only in exceptional cases to one Is transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address will not be merged with the user's data within other Google offers. The aforementioned information can also be combined by Google with information from other sources. If the user then visits other websites, they can be shown advertisements tailored to their interests.

            The user data is processed pseudonymously as part of the Google marketing services. I.e. Google stores and processes e.g. not the name or e-mail address of the user, but rather processes the relevant cookie-related data within pseudonymous user profiles. I.e. From Google's point of view, the advertisements are not managed and displayed for a specifically identified person, but for the cookie holder, regardless of who this cookie holder is. This does not apply if a user has expressly allowed Google to process the data without this pseudonymisation. The information collected by Google Marketing Services about users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the USA.

            The Google marketing services we use include the online advertising program "Google AdWords". In the case of Google AdWords, each AdWords customer receives a different "conversion cookie". Cookies cannot therefore be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained with the help of the cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. The AdWords customers find out the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified.

            We can incorporate third-party advertisements based on the Google “AdSense” marketing service. AdSense uses cookies that enable Google and its partner websites to display ads based on users' visits to this website or other websites on the Internet.

            We can also use the “Google Tag Manager” to integrate and manage Google analysis and marketing services on our website.

            For more information on the use of data by Google for marketing purposes, see the overview page: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads, Google's data protection declaration is available at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy retrievable.

            If you would like to object to interest-based advertising by Google Marketing Services, you can use the setting and opt-out options provided by Google: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences.

            Use of Facebook social plugins

            On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR), we use social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network facebook.com, which operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The plugins can display interaction elements or content (e.g. videos, graphics or text contributions) and can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile, the terms “like”, “like” or a “thumbs up” sign ) or are marked with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and the appearance of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

            Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).

            When a user calls up a function of this online offer that contains such a plugin, his device establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted from Facebook directly to the user's device, which integrates it into the online offer. In doing so, user profiles can be created from the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs users according to our level of knowledge.

            By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to their Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the Like button or making a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your device to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out his IP address and save it. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is saved in Germany.

            The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the related rights and setting options to protect the privacy of users can be found in Facebook's data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ .

            If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him through this online offer and link it to his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before using our online offer and delete his cookies. Further settings and contradictions to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or via the US website http://www.aboutads.info / choices / or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are platform-independent, i.e. they are adopted for all devices such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

            Online presence in social media

            We maintain an online presence within social networks and platforms in order to be able to communicate with the customers, interested parties and users active there and to inform them about our services. When calling up the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines of their respective operators apply.

            Unless otherwise stated in our data protection declaration, users' data will be processed provided they communicate with us within social networks and platforms, e.g. Write articles on our online presence or send us messages.

            Integration of services and content from third parties

            We use content or service offers from third-party providers within our online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. Services such as Include videos or fonts (hereinafter referred to as "content").

            This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users, since they would not be able to send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. We strive to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. Third-party providers can also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information can also be stored in cookies on the user's device and contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time and other information about the use of our online offer, and can also be linked to such information from other sources.

            Google Fonts

            We integrate the fonts (“Google Fonts”) from the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

            Google ReCaptcha

            We bind the function for the detection of bots, e.g. for entries in online forms (“ReCaptcha”) from the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.


            Functions and contents of the Twitter service, offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, can be integrated into our online offer. For this purpose, e.g. Content such as images, videos or texts and buttons belong with which users can express their favor with regard to the content, subscribe to the authors of the content or our contributions. If the users are members of the Twitter platform, Twitter can call the o.g. Assign content and functions to the profiles of the users there. Instgram's privacy policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy. Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active). Data protection declaration: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/personalization.


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