General information about data protection
We are delighted about your interest in our website. Protecting your privacy is of particular importance for us. In the following sections, we’ll inform you in detail about the handling of your data.
Data are the basis for us to provide outstanding service. However, our key asset is the confidence of our customers. Protecting customer data and only using it in the way our customers expect us to is our highest priority. That’s why compliance with legal provisions regarding data protection is a matter of course for us. Furthermore, it’s important to us that you always know when we store which data and how we use them.
General information about data protection
What are personal data?
The term personal data is defined in the German Federal Data Protection Act. According to that, these are individual details about personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. These therefore include, for example, your real name, your address, your telephone number or your date of birth.
Right to information
According to the German Federal Data Protection Act, you have a right to free-of-charge information about your stored data as well as, where appropriate, a right to have these data corrected, blocked or deleted.
You have the option to request information at any time about the data stored concerning you, about the origin of the data, about the recipient of the data, about the purpose of storage as well as about persons and agencies/offices to whom/which we transmit your data on a regular basis. In addition, you have the right to have your data corrected and when legal prerequisites are met, to have your data blocked or deleted.
Consent and revocation
When you have entrusted personal data to us, you can delete these again at any time. Data for billing and accounting purposes are not affected by a termination, revocation or a deletion.
Personal data which has been communicated to us via our website are only stored until the purpose has been achieved for which it was entrusted to us. To the extent that storage periods are regulated by commercial and tax law, the storage period for certain data can amount to a maximum of 10 years.
Special data protection notices
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics (Google) uses so-called “Cookies,” text files which are stored on your computer, and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is usually transferred to a server of Google in the USA, and stored there.
In case IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will, however, first be truncated within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transferred to a server of Google in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities, and to provide further services to the website operator that are associated with the website use and use of the Internet.
The IP address transmitted from your browser in the scope of Google Analytics will not be consolidated with other data of Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting of your browser software. However, in this case we would like to point out that you can possibly not make full use of all functions of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the recording of data generated by the cookie and data referring to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
This website uses Google Adsense, a web advertisement service of Google Inc., USA (“Google”). Google Adsense uses so-called “Cookies” (text files), which are stored on your computer, and enable an analysis of your use of the website. Google Adsense also uses so-called “Web Beacons” (small invisible graphics) to gather information. By using the web beacons, simple actions like visitor traffic on the website can be recorded and gathered. The information created by the cookie and/or web beacon regarding your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a server of Google in the USA, and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website regarding the ads, to compile reports on the website activities, and ads for the website operator, and to provide further services associated with the website use and use of the Internet. Google will also transfer this information, if necessary, to third parties insofar as this is legally stipulated or insofar as third parties process these data on behalf of Google. Google will in no event whatsoever associate your IP address with other data of Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies on your hard disk and the display of web beacons by selecting the settings “do not accept any cookies” in your browser settings (in MS Internet Explorer under “Extras > Internet options > Data protection > setting”; in Firefox under “Extras > Settings > Data protection > Cookies”). However, we would like to point out that in this case, you can possibly not make full use of all of this website’s functions. By using this website, you agree to the processing of data obtained regarding you by Google in the manner previously described and for the purpose previously mentioned.
So-called social bookmarks (such as of Facebook, Twitter and Xing), and especially of holidaycheck.de and tripadvisor.com are integrated on our website. Social bookmarks are Internet bookmarks by means of which the user of such service can gather links and news reports. These are only integrated on our website as a link to the relevant services. After clicking on the integrated graphic, you’ll be forwarded to the page of the relevant provider, i.e., only then will user information be transferred to the respective provider. For information regarding the handling of your personal data when using this website, please refer to the relevant data protection provisions of the provider.
The Internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer in any way, and they do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective, and more secure. Cookies are small text files which are archived on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your visit ends. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser when you visit again.
You can adjust your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies, and you can only allow cookies in individual cases. You can also exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases, or in general, and you can activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. For the deactivation of cookies, and how that works specifically, please refer to the instructions of your browser manufacturer.
You’ll find information regarding this in the relevant data protection statements of these services.
When you send inquiries to us via the contact form, your information from the request form, including the contact data you entered there, will be stored with us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. Use of the personal data you have made available only takes place to the necessary extent in order to provide a service or to implement a contract. Insofar as you have expressed your explicit consent, we will also use the data transmitted to us for marketing purposes.
If you submit an online application, you express your agreement to the gathering, storage, processing and use of your personal data for the purpose of processing the job application. A transfer of personal data for purposes other than those specified in the mentioned purpose, especially for advertising, is excluded.
Liability for links
Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties, over whose contents we do not have any influence. For this reason, we can also not assume any liability for these external contents. The relevant provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for contents of the linked pages. The linked pages were reviewed in terms of possible legal violations at the time of the linking. Illegal contents were not identifiable at the time of the linking. However, permanent control of contents of the linked pages is not reasonable without specific evidence of a legal violation. When becoming aware of legal violations, we will immediately remove such links.
We secure our website and other systems through technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, changes to or the distribution of your data by unauthorized persons. Despite regular controls, however, complete protection against all risks is not possible.
Data protection officer
Our data protection officer is always happy to assist you and answer these questions revolving around data protection:
Prof. Dr. Andre Döring, Leipzig
Modifications to the data protection declaration
We retain the right to modify this data protection declaration at any time in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations. The current status is April 2017.