Imprint / Legal Disclaimer

This is a Website of:

BRAND CONTRAST
Kelsterbacher Str. 56
60528 Frankfurt am Main
Internet: www.brand-contrast.de

Editors:

Bernd Schönwälder
Phone: +49-69-77 06 25 80
E-Mail: b.schoenwaelder@brand-contrast.de

Nikolaus Zumbusch
Phone: +49-69-77 06 25 81
E-Mail: n.zumbusch@brand-contrast.de

Editorial  responsibility according to § 5 TMG:

Nikolaus Zumbusch
Berliner Str. 7
63322 Rödermark

Phone: +49-69-77 06 25 81
E-Mail: n.zumbusch@brand-contrast.de

Value added tax-identification number pursuant to §27 a Umsatzsteuergesetz, UStG (Value Added Tax Act): DE 232230017

Technical responsibility:

Bernd Schönwälder Online Kommunikationsberatung
Kelsterbacher Str. 56
60528 Frankfurt

Phone: +49-69-77 06 25 80
E-Mail: b.schoenwaelder@brand-contrast.de

Value added tax-identification number pursuant to §27 a Umsatzsteuergesetz, UStG (Value Added Tax Act): DE272855283

Source: imprint by e-recht24.de specially designed for sole proprietors (German version)

Disclaimer

Liability for content
The content of our pages has been compiled with the outmost thoroughness. However, we cannot provide any guarantee for the correctness, completeness and up-to-dateness of content. Pursuant to § 7 Abs.1 TMG, we as a service provider are responsible for own content on these pages according to general laws. Pursuant to §§ 8 to 10 TMG, however, we are neither liable to supervise transmitted or stored external information nor are we obliged to investigate in circumstances providing hints for unlawful activity. The obligation for removal or blocking of utilization of information according to general laws remains unaffected. However, liability in this regard only applies from the moment of knowledge of any precise legal infringement. If any legal infringement becomes apparent, we will immediately remove such content.

Liability for links
Our website contains links to external third-party websites upon whose content we cannot exert any influence. Therefore, we cannot provide any guarantee for this kind of external content. The respective supplier or operator is always responsible for the content of websites accessible by links. At the time of linking, these websites have been scrutinized with regard to possible legal infringements. No illicit content has been detected at the time of linking. However, permanent control of linked websites is unacceptable without precise hints for unlawful activity. In the case of any legal infringement becoming apparent we will immediately remove such links.

Copyright
The news published in the “News” section and related material (text, images, graphics, video, audio files) may be used free of charge within the framework of applicable laws and directives without prior consent.
As far as content on this page has not been compiled by the operator, third party copyrights have been respected. Should you however encounter any copyright infringement, we may ask you to forward this information to us. In the case of any legal infringement becoming apparent we will immediately remove such content.

 

Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General
The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below. This is a simple translation of our privacy policy. Only the German version is legally binding.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy. You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.
If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

Bernd Schönwälder Online Kommunikationsberatung
Kelsterbacher Str. 56
60528 Frankfurt

Phone: +49-69-77 06 25 80
E-Mail: b.schoenwaelder@brand-contrast.de

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Information, blocking, deletion, data portability
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered or the concerned party has his habitual residence. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Opposition to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

3. Data collection on our website

Cookies
The website partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not inflict any damage on your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser.

This website uses the following types of cookies:

  • Transient cookies
  • Persistent cookies

Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include in particular session cookies. They store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the current session. This approach allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you close the browser.

Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.

The cookies are used only at your request, and only if you agree in the Cookie Notice Layer (opt-in). Regardless of how you decide in the Cookie Notice Layer, however, a technically required cookie is set that notifies the website of the status of your approval or rejection. This approach is mandatory in order to meet your needs and wishes, and, as a technically necessary cookie, no explicit consent from you is required.

In addition, you can adjust the settings in your browser in a way that keeps you informed about the use of cookies and allows cookies only in individual cases, whilst ruling out the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f), GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure the technically error-free provision of his services. We only set session cookies or tracking cookies of Google Analytics with your explicit consent, i.e. on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a), GDPR. For Google cookies please also see below.

Server log filesThe website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

4. Analytics and advertising

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
If you opt-in to allow tracking, Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

The cookies placed by Google Analytics will be stored after you have left our website for 26 months.

IP anonymization
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser plugin
You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Objecting to the collection of dataYou can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site:

Disable Google Analytics
Please note: this link can only function, if you opted in to the tracking before.
For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Outsourced data processing
We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Privacy protection statement as regards utilization of Facebook plug-in (Like button)
Our websites include plug-ins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. These Facebook plug-ins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the “Like button” on our page. An overview of Facebook plug-ins is provided at http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
Whenever you visit our websites, the plug-in creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Thus Facebook receives the information that you have visited our website using your IP address. If you click on the “Like button” while being logged on to your Facebook account, you can link our content with your Facebook profile. Thus Facebook is able to assign your visit our websites to your user account. We advise that we as operator of the websites do not receive any information from Facebook as to which data is submitted and how the data is being used. Further information on this issue can be received in the privacy protection statement of Facebook at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php .
If you don’t want to enable Facebook of assigning the visit of our websites to your Facebook account, please log out from your Facebook account.