1. An overview of data protection
The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your per-sonal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed in-formation on the subject of data protection can be found in our pri-vacy policy found below.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this web-site?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website oper-ator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's re-quired legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for ex-ample, 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 com-plaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
Analytics and third-party tools
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
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete pro-tection 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:
laf.li digital GmbH
Telephone: +49 30 88669760
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or joint-ly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing per-sonal 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 pro-cessed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
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 authori-ties. 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. A list of data protec-tion officers and their contact details can be found at the following link:
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us can-not be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
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 cor-rected, 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.
3. Data collection on our website
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cook-ies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Server log files
The 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.
The content management system with which this website is operated automatically creates entries in our database that log certain events (e.g. errors or submitting a form).
- browser type and browser version
- operating system used
- URL of the page that triggered the event
- Type and time of the event
- IP address (anonymized)
The logging of these events helps us to quickly analyze the cause in the event of abuse or errors.
The IP address in the system log is stored anonymously. Specifically, the last octet of the IP address is truncated and not saved. This means that no assignment to a specific person is possible.
The entries in the system log are automatically deleted after 14 days.
If there is suspicion of misuse of our website, we reserve the right to temporarily activate the storage of the complete IP address in order to analyse any attempts to misuse by a certain IP address in order to prevent this.
As soon as the misuse is prevented, the log entries will be deleted by us.
Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is suffi-cient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you re-quest its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding manda-tory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
4. Social media
Facebook plugins (Like & Share buttons)
On our pages we use a privacy-friendly way of sharing content from our website on Facebook (provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA).
Unlike plugins provided by Facebook, simply visiting our website does not establish a direct connection between your browser and the Face-book server. Only after you click on the appropriate Share feature on our website does a Share feature provided by Facebook open. Face-book receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you use the Share feature of Facebook while logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages on your Facebook profile.
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
On our pages we use a privacy-friendly way to share content from our website on Twitter (provider Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA).
In contrast to plugins provided by Twitter, simply visiting our website does not establish a direct connection between your browser and the Twitter server. Only after clicking on the corresponding share function on our website does a share function provided by Twitter open.
Your privacy preferences with Twitter can be modified in your account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.
5. Analytics and advertising
Matomo (formerly Piwik)
This website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo. Ma-tomo 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. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anon-ymized before it is stored.
Matomo cookies remain on your device until you delete them.
The storage of Matomo cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.
The information generated by the cookies about your use of this web-site will not be disclosed to third parties. You can prevent these cook-ies 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.
If you do not agree with the storage and use of your data, you can disable this feature here. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser to prevent Matomo from storing your usage data. If you delete your cookies, this will mean that the opt-out cookie will also be deleted. You will then need to reactivate it when you return to our site if you wish your activity not to be tracked.
If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter, we need an e-mail ad-dress from you and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to re-ceive the newsletter.
In order to address you personally, we also record your salutation as well as your first name and surname.
Further data will not be collected or only on a voluntary basis.
We use the so-called double opt-in procedure to ensure that newslet-ters are sent out in agreement. In the course of this, the potential re-cipient can be included in a distribution list. Subsequently, the user receives the opportunity to confirm the registration in a legally se-cure manner by means of a confirmation e-mail. The address is only actively included in the distribution list if it is confirmed.
We use these data exclusively for the dispatch of the requested infor-mation and offers.
Newsletter2Go is used as newsletter software. Your data will be transmitted to Newsletter2Go GmbH. Newsletter2Go is prohibited from selling your data and using it for purposes other than sending newsletters. Newsletter2Go is a German, certified provider selected in accordance with the requirements of the Basic Data Protection Ordi-nance and the Federal Data Protection Act.
Further information can be found here:
You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for ex-ample via the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.
For this reason, we ask you to inform yourself about our data protec-tion measures at regular intervals by inspecting our data protection declaration.
7. Event Management
For events we collect registration data via the external service provid-er Eventbrite (Eventbrite, Inc., Delaware, 155 5th Street, Floor 7, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA)
Eventbrite has a comprehensive data protection program that you can find out about here: