Data privacy policy

The protection of personal data is an important concern of Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG. These data protection provisions describe data processing on our website and in connection with the use of our Newsletter.

§ 1 General

a) Personal data
Personal data is all information regarding a specific or ascertainable natural person. Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG adheres to the principle of avoiding unnecessary data collection. Collection of personal data is avoided to the extent possible.

b) Right to information

Upon written request, Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG will inform users of the data saved in connection with their person.

c) Right to correction, deletion and blocking of data

Users have the right at any time to have incorrect personal data corrected, deleted or blocked, upon filing an application. The exercise of this right is free of charge and can be applied for in a straightforward manner by using the contact form. This is always free of charge.

d) Contact
To contact someone with regard to data protection, users can use the general contact information provided in the imprint or use the contact form.

§ 2 Use of our website

a) Saving of IP addresses
To improve the design and functionality of our website, data is saved about every instance of website access and about usage behavior. For every instance of website access, the IP address is anonymized (i.e. the last 8 bits are deleted) and saved along with the date and time. This data is only evaluated for statistical purposes and is not brought into connection with the personal data of the users of our Newsletter.

b) Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies," i.e. text files that are saved on your computer which make it possible to analyze your usage of the website. Information regarding your usage of this website collected by the cookie is generally sent to a Google server in the USA and saved there. In the event that IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google beforehand within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA before being abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to evaluate your usage of this website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide other services to the website operator in connection with the website use and Internet use. The IP address provided by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not brought into connection with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being saved by configuring your browser accordingly; please note, however, that in this case you may not be able to completely use all functions of this website. Moreover, you can prevent the data collected by the cookie related to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) being sent to Google as well as prevent the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

You can prevent data collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: Deactivate Google Analytics. This implements an opt-out cookie, which prevents your data from being collected during use of this website in the future.

More detailed information on terms and conditions of use, and data protection, can be found here. Please note that Google Analytics on this website has been expanded to include the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" in order to ensure the anonymized collection of IP addresses ("IP masking").

You can find more detailed information on terms and conditions of use, and data protection, at www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. The IP anonymization described above is used on the website of Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG.

c) Use of Facebook plugins

This website uses plugins from the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). When you visit a web page on our website equipped with one of these plugins, a connection is established to Facebook servers and the plugin is shown on the website via communication to your browser. This serves to communicate to the Facebook server which of our web pages you visited. If you are logged in as a member of Facebook, Facebook associates this information with your personal Facebook user account. When using the plugin functions (e.g. clicking on the "Like" buttons or leaving a comment) this information is also associated with your Facebook account, which you can only prevent by logging out before using the plugins. You can find more detailed information on the collection and use of this data by Facebook, and regarding your rights in this regard, as well as options to protect your privacy in the data protection information provided by Facebook, at: de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

d) Sessions and cookies
To operate the website, Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG can use cookies or server-based sessions in which data can be saved. Cookies allow for a personalized welcome message featuring the username, for example. Cookies are files that are saved by a website on the customer's hard drive in order to automatically recognize this computer the next time it is used to visit the website and can customize the use of the website to the specific customer. Cookies are also used to track users' behavior on the website, such as which product pages are clicked on and how users navigate through the various pages. In particular, cookies ensure recognition of the user within the framework of Google Analytics – as described in the following sections. The cookies themselves do not contain any of the user's personal information, however, but rather only an identification marker (pseudonym), which is used on the server of Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG to associate the cookie with the user's personal information in certain cases. Currently this is only used for the purpose of displaying a personalized welcome message. Otherwise, no connection with the user's personal information is made; in particular, the profile of your website usage is not associated with your personal information. Your personal information is not forwarded to third parties within this framework. You can exclude the use of cookies by deactivating the saving of cookies on your browser or configuring the browser to ask or inform you when sending cookies.

§ 3 Newsletter
If you subscribe to our Newsletter, we use the email address you have provided to send you the Newsletter by email. You can also provide additional personal information, such as your name, address, sector and interest in certain products. This information is provided voluntarily and helps us to better customize the Newsletter to your personal needs, e.g. by using your personal name or giving special emphasis to offers and information for your sector or the areas of interest you have indicated. The data you enter is not used for any other purpose. You can revoke the consent given to use your data at any time, effective from the time of revocation, by unsubscribing from the Newsletter by sending an email to kontakt@vogelsang.info or a letter to the address specified in the imprint. It is also possible to unsubscribe at any time using the link provided at the end of the email you have received. Within the framework of Newsletter distribution, we additionally evaluate Newsletter use, using a pseudonym, within a usage profile so that we are better able to orient the Newsletter to you. However, the data collected for the usage profile is not associated with the information you have entered (name, email address). You can opt out of evaluation of your Newsletter usage at any time by sending an email to kontakt@vogelsang.info or a letter to the address specified in the imprint. No further data is collected regarding your Newsletter use after opting out.