Unfortunatly, these explantions tend tob e rather technical, we did, however, try to describe the most important things as clear and simple as possible.
Automated Saving of Data
When you use a website today, certain information is automatically gegnerated and save. Such ist he case for this website, too.
When you visit our website like you are doing right now, our webserver (computer that hosts this site) automatically save data such as
- the address (URL) oft he demanded website
- browser and browserversion
- the operating system used
- the address (URL) of the previously visited website (referrer URL)
- hostname and IP-address oft he device used to visit the site
- date and time
Into webserver logfiles.
Usually, webserver logfiles will be saved fort wo weeks and automatically deleted after that time. We do not pass on these files, but cannot exclude that they will be accessed upon existence of criminal behaviour.
Saving of Personal Data
Personal Data that you electronicaly transmit on this website like your name, e-mail address, address or other personal information in the context of transmitting a form comment in the blog will be used (together with the point in time and IP address) only fort he stated intent, stored securely and not passed on to a third party.
So we only use your personal data for the communication with those users that explicitly request us to contact them and for the execution of the services offered by our website and the tracking of the successfulness of our e-mail campaign, respectively. Without consent, we do not impart your personal data, but cannot exclude that it will be accessed upon existence of criminal behaviour.
If you send us personal data via e-mail– and therefore from outside of this website–, we cannot guarantee secure transmission or the protection of your data. We recommend never to send confidential information in an unencrypted e-mail.
Legal basis is according to article 6 paragraph 1 a DSGVO (rightfulness of processing) that you give us your consent for processing your entered data. You can revoke your consent at any time via an informal e-mail. You can find our contact in the imprint.
According to the DSGVO you generally have following rights:
- right of correction (article 16 DSGVO)
- right of deletion („Recht auf Vergessenwerden“) (article 17 DSGVO)
- right of limited processing (article 18 DSGVO)
- right of notification – obligation to notify in regards to correction or deletion of personal data or the limitation of processing (article 19 DSGVO)
- right of data transferability (article 20 DSGVO)
- right of objection (article 21 DSGVO)
- right not to be subjected to a decision derived at on the grounds of a solely automated process — including profiling. (article 22 DSGVO)
TLS-Encryption with https
We use https to transfer your data bug-proof through the internet (privacy protection via tech configuartion article 25 paragraph 1 DSGVO). By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encyrption protocol for secur data tranfer through the internet, we can ensure the protection of sensitive data. You can detect the usage of this security measure by the tiny lock symbol on the upper lefthand side of your browser and the usage of the phrase “https” (instead of “http”) as part of our internet address.
On this website we are using Google Fonts. These are fonts by the company Google Inc. Responsible for services of Google in the European region is the company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Irland).
Fort he usage of Google Fonts you do not have tob e logged in or deposit a password. Furthermore, no cookies will be saved in your browser. The files (CSS, fonts) are requested via the Google domains fonts.googleapis.com and fonts.gstatic.com. According to Google, requests for CSS and fonts are completely separate from every other Google service. If you have a Google account you do not need to worry that your Google account data is transmitted to Google during the usage of Google fonts. Google records the usage of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and the used fonts and saves that data securely. We will look at how this data saving is handled in detail later.
What are Google Fonts?
Google Fonts (formerly Google Web Fonts) are a database containing more than 800 fonts, which Google provides to its users free of charge.
Many of these fonts are publicised under the SIL Open Font License , while others have been publicised under the Apache-License . Both are free software-licenses.
Why do we use Google Fonts on our website?
With Google Fonts we can use fonts on our own website without having to host them on our own webserver. Google Fonts is an important building block to ensure the quality of our website. All Google fonts are opitimized for web which saves data volume and is especially beneficial fort he usage on mobile devices. When you visit our site the low data size helps with short loading times. Additionally, Google Fonts are secure web fonts. Different blind synthetisation systems of differnt browser, operating systems and mobile devices can lead to errors. Those errors can sometimes optically distort texts or whole websites. Thanks tot he quick Content Delivery Networks (CDN) with Google Fonts there are no cross-plattform problems. Google Fonts supports all popular browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera) and works dependably on most modern mobile operating systems including Android 2.2+ and iOS 4.2+ (iPhone, iPad, iPod). So we use Google Fonts tob e able the present our online content as optically pleasing and uniformly as possible.
What Data is Collected by Google?
When you visit our website the fonts are loaded after the fact from a Google server. Data is transmitted to Google through this external request. This way Google recognises that you, or rather your IP, has visited our website. Google Fonts API was developed to reduce the usage, saving and recording of end user data to what is necessary for the orderly supply of fonts. API stands for „Application Programming Interface“ and is used as a data transferal in the software sector.
Google Fonts saves CSS and font requests securely at Google and is therefore secure. Via the collected usage statistics Google can determine how well particular fonts are being perceived. These results are publicised internally on analytic pages like Google Analytics. Also, Google is using data of their own web crawler to determine which websites use Google Fonts. This data is publicised in the BigQuery database of Google Fonts. Contractors and Developers use the Google-Webservice BigQuery, the analyse and move large amounts of data.
It is to be taken into consideration that with every Google Font request also information such as language settings, IP-address, browser version, screen resolution and name of the browser is automatically transferred to Google servers. Whether this data is also saves is not clearly ascertainable since Google does not explicitly communicates this.
For How Long and Where Is Data Saved?
Requests for CSS assets are saved on Google servers for a day. These servers are mostly located outside oft he EU. This enables us to use the fonts via a Google stylesheet.
Font data is saved by Google for a year. With this Google persues the goal of improving loading times fundamentally. If millions of websites access the same fonts, they are temporarly saved after the first visit and immediately show up on all subsequently visited sites. Sometimes Google updates fonts to reduce the file size, to increase language coverage or to improve the design.
How Can I Delete My Data or Prevent Data Recording?
Data which Google saves for one day or a year cannot simply be deleted. This data is automatically transmitted to Google when the site is called. To prematurely delete this data you have to contact the Google support on https://support.google.com/?hl=de&tid=311195477. You can nly prevent the recording of data by not visiting our site.
Which data is generally collected by Google and what it can be used for, you can learn on https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.