Data protection information on provision of the website and production of log files

Description and scope of data processing

When you visit our website, data is collected from the web server for the transfer of data (information from the computer system of the requesting computer) and sometimes stored in log files on the web server, which give information on e.g. the end device and browser used, the time of access, the so-called referrer and the quantity of data transferred.

The following data is collected in this way:

  • Document requested (URL)
  • Quantity of data requested
  • Status of the request (success/error)
  • Information on the browser type and version used
  • The user’s IP address
  • The user’s operating system
  • Optionally the referring URL (referrer)
  • Date and time of access
  • Websites from which the user’s system reaches our website
  • Websites which are visited by the user’s system via our website

The data is stored in our system’s log files. This data is not stored together with the user’s other personal data.

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and log files is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

It is necessary for the system to store the IP address temporarily to enable the website to be sent to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must be stored for the duration of the session.

Storage in log files is carried out to ensure the functionality of the website. We also use the data to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our IT systems. An analysis of the data for marketing purposes is not carried out in this context.

We also have a legitimate interest in data processing for these purposes in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

Duration of storage

The data will be erased as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose of its collection. When data is collected to operate a website, this is the case when the relevant session ends.

When data is stored in log files, this is the case after ninety days at the latest. Extended storage is possible. In this case, users’ IP addresses will be erased or distorted so that assignment to the requesting client is no longer possible.

Right to object and right to rectification

Recording data to operate the website and storing the data in log files is essential for running the website. Therefore, the user does not have any right to object.