On our website, we use the Open-Source-Software-Tool Matomo (previously known as PIWIK) for analyzing user behavior. This software uses a cookie on the computer system of the user (see cookies above). In case you open an individual site on our website, we collect the following data:
- Two bytes of the IP-address of the user’s system
- The demanded website
- The previous website which lead the user to this website (referrer)
- The page impressions starting from this website
- Time spent on Website
- Frequency of visits (of this Website)
The software is solely operating on the servers of our website. The storage of your data only takes place on those servers. The data will not be transferred to a Third Party.
The software only stores two bytes of the IP-address instead of the complete IP-address (for instance: 192.168.xxx.xxx). Hence, it is not possible to associate the reduced IP-address to the computer system used.
This processing of personal data enables us to analyze the user behavior. This analysis allows us to compile information about the use of single features of our website. Therefore, it is possible for us to continuously improve the usability of our website. This purpose is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Cookies of the Matomo-Software are stored on the computer system of the user and transmit to our website. You have the possibility to deactivate or restrict the transfer by changing the setting in your browser. Cookies which were already stored can be erased any time. This may also happen automatically. In case you deactivate the cookies for this website you may not be able to use all features of this website.
The users of our website have the possibility of an opt-out of the processing by Matomo. By enabling this setting in your browser, another cookie is set on your system which signals our system not to store your data. In case a user meanwhile erases the cookie from its own system, the user has to set a new opt-out cookie.
We erase the data as soon as we do no longer need them for our analysis or in case you object the processing of your data.
More information regarding privacy settings of the Matomo Software you can find via the following link: https://matomo.org/docs/privacy/.