General notice and mandatory information

Designation of the responsible entity

The responsible party for data processing on this website is:

Elmar Siemers
Grünbichl 15f
94261 Kirchdorf im Wald

phone: +49 9928 9040411

The responsible body decides alone or jointly with others on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, contact details or similar).

Web hosting provider

Web hosting provider of this website is netcup. The service provider is the German company netcup GmbH, Daimlerstraße 25, D-76185 Karlsruhe, Germany. To learn more about the data processed through the use of netcup, see the privacy policy at Privacy Policy

We use, a website building system, for our website. The service provider is the American company Automattic Inc, 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA.
WordPress also processes data from you in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that according to the opinion of the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for the transfer of data to the USA. This may be accompanied by various risks to the legality and security of data processing.
As a basis for data processing with recipients located in third countries (outside the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, thus especially in the USA) or a data transfer there, WordPress uses so-called standard contractual clauses (= Art. 46. para. 2 and 3 DSGVO). Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) are templates provided by the EU Commission and are intended to ensure that your data complies with European data protection standards even if it is transferred to third countries (such as the USA) and stored there. Through these clauses, WordPress undertakes to comply with the European level of data protection when processing your relevant data, even if the data is stored, processed and managed in the USA. These clauses are based on an implementing decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the corresponding standard contractual clauses here, among other places:
The Data Processing Agreements, which correspond to the standard contractual clauses, can be found at
To learn more about the data processed through the use of, please see the Privacy Policy at order processing agreement (AVV).
We have concluded an order processing agreement (AVV) with in accordance with Article 28 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). What an AVV exactly is and especially what must be included in an AVV, you can read in our general section „Order Processing Agreement (AVV)“.
This contract is required by law because processes personal data on our behalf. It clarifies that may only process data they receive from us according to our instructions and must comply with the GDPR. You can find the link to the order processing agreement (AVV) at

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Some data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. An informal communication by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to complain to the competent supervisory authority

As a data subject, you have the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority in the event of a data protection violation. The competent supervisory authority with regard to data protection issues is the state data protection commissioner of the federal state in which the registered office of our company is located. The following link provides a list of data protection officers and their contact details:

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to third parties. The data will be provided in a machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.

Right to information, correction, blocking, deletion

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, the origin of the data, their recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. In this regard, and also for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time via the contact options listed in the imprint.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us as site operator, our website uses SSL or TLS encryption. This means that data you transmit via this website cannot be read by third parties. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the „https://“ address line of your browser and the lock symbol in the browser line.

Server log files

In server log files, the provider of the website automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Visited page on our domain
  • Date and time of the server request
  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • IP address

There is no merging of this data with other data sources. The data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

Data transmitted via contact form will be stored, including your contact data, in order to be able to process your inquiry or to be available for follow-up questions. This data will not be passed on without your consent.

The processing of the data entered in the contact form is based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. An informal communication by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Data transmitted via the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or there is no longer any need to store it. Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

Storage period of contributions and comments

Contributions and comments as well as related data, such as IP addresses, are stored. The content remains on our website until it has been completely deleted or had to be deleted for legal reasons.

The storage of contributions and comments is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. An informal communication by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.


Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that your web browser stores on your terminal device. Cookies help us to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure.

Some cookies are „session cookies.“ Such cookies are deleted by themselves after the end of your browser session. In contrast, other cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us to recognize you when you return to our website.

With a modern web browser, you can monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured to automatically delete cookies when you close the program. Disabling cookies may result in limited functionality of our website.

The setting of cookies, which are necessary for the exercise of electronic communication processes or the provision of certain functions desired by you (e.g. shopping cart), is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and smooth provision of our services. If other cookies are set (e.g. for analysis functions), these are treated separately in this privacy policy.

Google Web Fonts

Our website uses web fonts from Google. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

By using these web fonts, it is possible to present you with the presentation of our website that we want, regardless of which fonts are available to you locally. This is done by retrieving the Google Web Fonts from a Google server in the USA and the associated transfer of your data to Google. This is your IP address and which of our pages you have visited. Google Web Fonts are used on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the optimal presentation and transmission of our website.

The company Google is certified for the US-European data protection agreement „Privacy Shield“. This data protection agreement is intended to ensure compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

You can find details about Google Web Fonts at: and further information in Google’s data protection regulations:

Matomo (formerly Piwik)

This website uses the web analysis service Matomo. Matomo is an open source solution and is loaded from the „“ domain.
Matomo does not use cookies on this site. Information generated by JavaScript code about the use of our website is stored on our server. Your IP address is anonymized before it is saved.

The operators of this website have a legitimate interest in the anonymous analysis of user behavior in order to optimize the functionality of the website.

There is no merging of the data and no transfer of the stored information about the use of this website.
The data is also not transmitted via or by means of servers from „unsafe“ third countries or from/to third parties. The data traffic takes place exclusively in Germany. It is not possible to draw any conclusions about other personal data; only usage behavior is analyzed.

It is important to note that even when cookies are disabled, Matomo can still set essential cookies in some cases, but these are purely functional and do not contain any personal information that would fall under data protection laws. In fact, all of these cookies are designed to increase user security and privacy. The essential cookies and the reasons why you might find them are:

– piwik_ignore – If you exclude yourself from tracking with the cookie method or the iframe opt-out method, Matomo creates a cookie piwik_ignore, which is set on the domain of your Matomo server.
– MATOMO_SESSID – MATOMO_SESSID is a temporary, short-lived cookie that provides a nonce – basically a random number – that helps prevent CSRF security issues while users opt out of tracking.
– mtm_consent and mtm_consent_removed – If you ask for consent before tracking visitors, these two cookies can be created: mtm_consent and mtm_consent_removed.
– _pk_testcookie – The _pk_testcookie is only used to check whether the visitor’s browser supports cookies and is created without an ID and deleted directly.
– _pk_id* – _pk_id* can be replaced with other numbers and just sets a unique ID for the current website. No personal data is collected about this.