Cookie-Management and third party services

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your devices when you visit our website.

Cookies

1. Technically necessary cookies

Type and purpose of processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For this it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after changing pages. For the following applications we need cookies

  • Adoption of language settings
  • Memorize search terms

Legal basis and legitimate interest

Processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in a user-friendly design of our website.

Recipients

Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

Provision prescribed or required

The provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither legally nor contractually required. Without this data, however, the service and functionality of our website cannot be guaranteed. Individual services and services may be unavailable or restricted.

Objection

Read the information about your right of objection according to Art. 21 GDPR below.

2. Technically unnecessary cookies

Type and purpose of processing

We also use cookies to better tailor the offer on our website to the interests of our visitors or to improve it in general on the basis of statistical evaluations.

Legal basis

The legal basis for this processing is your consent, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Recipients

Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as processors for the operation and maintenance of our website. For further recipients, please refer to the information below on the integration of third-party content. 

Provision prescribed or required

You can generally view our website without cookies. Web browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via the settings of your browser (see cookies). Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

Revocation of consent

You can revoke your consent at any time using our cookie consent tool.

Profiling

To what extent we analyze the behavior of website visitors with pseudonymized user profiles, please refer to the information below on the display, tracking, remarketing and web analysis technologies used.

You can delete individual cookies or the entire set of cookies. How cookies can be deleted or their storage blocked in advance depends on your browser. Information from individual browsers can be found under the following links:

A list of the cookies used and the management of the cookie settings is possible in our cookie consent tool.

Please note: If you delete all cookies, any opposition cookies (opt-out cookies) that have been set will also be deleted, so that you would have to exercise any declared contradictions again.

Blocking cookies

You can block or delete all cookies. How cookies can be deleted or their storage blocked in advance depends on your browser. You can find information on this in the help and settings pages of your browser.

If you block cookies using a specific opt-out cookie, please note that if you delete all cookies, they will also be deleted. Any declared contradictions must then be exercised again. Details on cookies and similar technologies can be found in the following sections.

Cookie List

Contact form, offer form

Type and purpose of processing

The data you enter will be stored for the purpose of individual communication with you. To do this, you must provide a valid email address and your name. This is used to assign the request and then answer it. The specification of further data is optional.

Legal basis

The processing of the data entered in the contact form / offer form takes place on the basis of a legitimate interest (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). By providing the contact form / offer form, we would like to enable you to contact us and request an offer in an uncomplicated manner. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions. If you contact us to inquire about an offer, the data entered in the offer form will be processed to carry out pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR).

Recipients

Recipients of the data may be contract processors.

Storage period

Data will be deleted no later than 6 months after the request has been processed. If there is a contractual relationship, we are subject to the statutory retention periods under the German Commercial Code. Data will be deleted according to these regulations.

Integration of third-party content and services

To expand our services, we integrate third-party content. Any cookies from corresponding third-party sites are used here or data are processed by them in order processing. See in detail:

Open Street Map

On this website we use the Open Street Map offer. Open Street Map is operated by the OpenStreetMap Foundation, St John's Innovation Center, Cowley Road, Cambridge CB4 0WS, United Kingdom.

Type and purpose of processing

This service enables us to display interactive maps directly on the website and to use them conveniently. This site uses the open source mapping tool "OpenStreetMap" (OSM) via an API. To use the functions of OpenStreetMap it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transferred to an OpenStreetMap server and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. You can find more information on handling user data on the data protection page of OpenStreetMap and here.

Legal basis

The use of OpenStreetMap takes place in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy findability of the places indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Revocation of consent

If you want to prevent your activities from being tracked, use the browser settings described. In this case, we do not recommend using the interactive map.

DB information

We use the https://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/ service on this website. DB Vertrieb GmbH, Stephensonstr. 1, 60326. Frankfurt is named as responsible for the processing of data.

Type and purpose of processing

This service enables us to offer you convenient directions to our location. DB Information uses cookies to ensure functionality, for measurement and analysis purposes. The use of bahn.de is generally possible without cookies, which are not used for technical purposes. You can prevent the traceability of cookies in your browser or prohibit the storage of third-party cookies (see above cookies. Information of the individual browsers). The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. You can find more information on the handling of user data on the data protection page of Deutsche Bahn at: https://www.bahn.de/p/view/home/datenschutz/schutz.shtml

Legal basis

DB Information is used in the interest of easy contact with our Institute. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Revocation of consent

If you want to prevent your activities from being tracked, use the browser settings described. In this case we recommend not to use DB information. 

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (hereinafter: Google).

Type and purpose of processing

Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that enable analysis of your use of our website. The information generated by the cookie about your usage is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Due to the activation of the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google. The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law, see https://www.privacyshield.gov/.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. The purpose of data processing is to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on activities on the website. Based on the use of the website and the Internet, further related services are then to be provided. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. You can find more information on handling user data on Google's data protection page.

Legal basis

The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator in optimizing its website.

Revocation of consent

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 website and from processing this data by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in. An opt-out cookie will be installed on your device. This will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data for this website and for this browser in the future as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

Google AdWords

Our website uses Google conversion tracking. The operating company for the services of Google AdWords is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Type and purpose of processing

If you have reached our website via an advertisement placed by Google, Google Adwords will set a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google. If the user visits certain pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. 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. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. More detailed information about data processing by Google can be found in the Google data protection information. There you can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection center.

Revocation of consent:

The provider currently does not offer the option of simply opting out or blocking data transmission. In this case we do not recommend using the AddWord link.

Information about your right of objection according to Art. 21 GDPR

Individual right of objection

You have the right to for reasons that arise from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you, which is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit.f GDPR (data processing based on a weighing of interests); this also applies to a profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 GDPR.

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that your interests, rights and Freedoms outweigh, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defendization of legal claims.

Recipient of an objection

Institut Kirchhoff Berlin GmbH
The data protection officer
Oudenarder Str. 16
13347 Berlin

E-Mail: datenschutz.de@remove-this.mxns.com

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