ToS & Privacy Policy

Terms of Service

  1. Operating Company
    1. Blankhans GmbH is a company registered with the commercial register of the local court of Munich under the register number HRB 269472 (“Blankhans”) and is located in Zeppelinstraße 41, 81669 München, Germany. Blankhans can be contacted via email at Blankhans is the sole legal owner and operator of “Coreborn” for Windows PCs and PS5 (hereinafter: “Game”).
    2. The use of the Game on any platform or channel is exclusively subject to the following general terms and conditions unless the terms and conditions of the respective platform or channel contain deviating regulations. Any user’s general terms and conditions will not form part of this contract.
    3. These Terms of Service may be accessed, downloaded, stored and printed at any time by visiting the official website under
    4. All copyrights, rights of use and other intellectual property rights relating to the Game, the software (launcher and Game software) and the service rest with Blankhans or are protected in favor of third parties.
  1. Game Service
    1. Blankhans offers to consumers who accept these general terms and conditions the opportunity to access and play “Coreborn” by using the official client software or any authorized platform.
    2. In order to play the Game the user needs to connect to the game service (“Game Service”) operated on Blankhans’s servers. Playing the game therefore requires an ongoing internet connection which may cause additional separate costs from the costs for playing the Game. 
    3. The use of the Game Service requires a registration for different services, all of which do not require any payment of any fee for such registration:

a) Every user needs to register an account with Blankhans subject to the terms of these Terms of Service.

b) If the user uses Steam to play the Game, they must have a Steam account. In-game purchases by users who use Steam to play the Game are processed via Steam. The general terms and conditions of the Steam apply in this regard in addition to the terms of service of Blankhans. The terms and conditions of Steam which can be found here

  1. The Game Service is only available to individual consumers who are 14 years old or older. Companies, legal entities, entrepreneurs or other non-individuals are excluded from the Game and all other services provided by Blankhans. Using the Game for commercial purposes is prohibited with the exception of journalistic reviews, let’s play’s or unless otherwise agreed in writing between the parties.
  2. When registering for Blankhans Account from the website certain personal information including the e-mail address and password will be requested. The user confirms that the e-mail address belongs to him and that he is reachable via this address (the use of one-way addresses or trash mails is prohibited and may lead to the deletion of the account). Additional information, e.g. to increase the security of the Account may be requested in Blankhans’s reasonable discretion. These terms are accepted and the contract is concluded when finishing the registration for the “Coreborn” by clicking the Button “Submit”. 
  3. The user will be granted the choice of a display name which will be visible for all other users when playing the Game or using the Game Service. Such name may not be identical or similar to any living or dead person and may not be sexual, sexist, xenophobic, hateful or in Blankhans’s reasonable discretion inappropriate. Blankhans may change any inappropriate name in is own discretion. Such display names will also be used in any public leaderboard (if any) provided by Blankhans. 
  4. All users are solely responsible to acquire, install and operate any software required for using the Game aside from the Game’s client software (e.g. Microsoft DirectX, OpenGL, graphics or audio drivers). Blankhans does not provide technical support for any such installations. All additionally required software is listed on the Game website:
  5. The Game requires a certain minimum hardware as well as certain driver and operation system versions, which are published on the website of the Game from time to time. 
  6. The user is entitled to terminate his/her account for the Game / Game Service at any time in his/her sole discretion. In case of termination the user will not receive any refund for unused Premium Features or services with a remaining term. Provided that the storage of data is not required by law, any data stored about the user is deleted within 30 days after termination and cannot be restored. If the storage of data is required by law, the data will be blocked and deleted upon end of the legal storage period.
  7. The user’s game progress, in particular their own city, will be deleted after six months in which the user is inactive. he user will be notified of the deletion 30 days in advance. Permanently purchased Premium Features are not affected by the deletion.
  8. Blankhans endeavours to keep the Game as constantly available as possible, however Blankhans does not warrant any specific availability for the Game as availability is subject to many factors outside of Blankhans control. Unannounced maintenance may be necessary, e.g. due to hacking attempts, viruses, critical errors in the software etc., so that Blankhans can not warrant availability at certain times. Blankhans will use best efforts to announce any unavailability of the service in advance and may announce certain regular maintenance windows during which the Game Service will be unavailable. 
  9. Blankhans is entitled but not obligated to make changes to the Games that go beyond what is necessary to maintain conformity with the contract pursuant to Section 327e (2) and (3) German Civil Code (BGB) and Section 327f German Civil Code (BGB). Reasons for modifying the Games are adaptation of the Games to new technical environments, increased user numbers or changes required for other important operational reasons, as well as improvement of the user experience, in particular by adding new content.
  1. Premium features and services
    1. The Game is Free-to-Play; however certain virtual items, content, features, services and functions may be subject to payments (“Premium Features”). Such Premium Features can either be purchased from the respective platform store (e.g. Steam, Epic Game Store etc.). 
    2. Blankhans may make Premium Features only available for a certain limited period of time. The necessary details on the respective Premium Features, the pricing, functions and possible additional requirements are available on the respective platform shop (e.g. Steam, Epic Game Store etc.) of the Game whose terms and conditions will apply for any purchase.
    3. Premium Features shall be provided to the User within 24 hours after the conclusion of the respective contract unless stated otherwise. 
    4. Blankhans may from time to time and in its sole discretion provide users with free Premium Features, for example as a reward for achieving certain goals as part of the Game or for promotion. 
    5. Whenever Blankhans provides Premium Features or any other features free of charge, Blankhans shall have no legal obligation to continuously provide such Premium Features or other features and may remove those at any time in its reasonable discretion.
    6. The user is not permitted to sell, rent, assign or transfer his/her Account or Premium Features as well as any virtual items (non-premium) available in the Game to any third Party. This shall not limit any trading options that are available in the Game which do not include any real currency transaction. As a result, the parties agree that no rights and claims resulting from this agreement may be assigned to any third party. This shall also include any service offered to users to acquire certain achievements, virtual items or other advantages in the Game for a real currency payment.
  1. Duties and obligations of the user
    1. Blankhans may publish rules of conduct from time to time which reflect the standards of behavior for users playing the Game. The rules of play/conduct are updated periodically and the user will be notified of changes by email with reasonable advance notice, unless the provisions concerning changes to the Terms of Service specified below apply.
    2. The user will keep all access information for the Game strictly confidential and is not allowed to grant any other person, not living in the same household, access to his Account. Similarly the user is not permitted to use the account of another user. If a user suspects or learns that a third party is in possession of access data, he/she must notify Blankhans immediately. Blankhans is entitled but not obliged to disable the user’s account and/or change the access data, if it learns or suspects access by any third party. An account may be disabled for as long as is necessary to protect the user from unauthorised access, to determine its source and provide for the security of Blankhans technology and websites. Blankhans will notify the user of any disabled account. If the user enables any third party to access the Game or other services of Blankhans as a result of intent or negligence on the part of the user, the user shall be fully liable towards Blankhans for any damages or purchases caused by such third party.
    3. The user is not permitted use any software directly or indirectly affecting the Game, its operation (e.g. so called “Bots”) or the data transfer between the user or Blankhans or to use mechanisms (physical or digital), software, scripts, gaming equipment with macro function or other similar means which will gain advantage over other users not using such additional mechanisms. The use of equipment, software, scripts and any other mechanisms which allow automated game play and/or game control, database queries or any other manipulation of its game servers and databases is strictly prohibited. The user also agrees not to exploit programming errors for personal gain where identifiable as such.
    4. The use of the Game Service for or in connection with commercial purposes (e.g. dissemination of advertising for third party games, sale of virtual goods) is prohibited unless such use has been expressly permitted in writing by the Provider in advance. For the avoidance of doubt, this does not include video influencers using the Game Service for the production of content, which is not prohibited but subject to separate conditions by Blankhans. 
    5. Also prohibited are any activities in connection with the offers that violate applicable law, infringe the rights of third parties or violate the principles of the protection of minors. In particular, the following actions are prohibited:
      1. the posting, distribution, offering and advertising of pornographic content, games, services and/or products that violate youth protection laws, data protection laws and/or other laws and/or are fraudulent;
      2. the use of content that insults or defames other users or third parties;
      3. the use, provision and distribution of content, games, services and/or products that are protected by law or encumbered with third-party rights (e.g. copyrights) without being expressly authorised to do so.
    6. Furthermore, the following activities are also prohibited, irrespective of any possible violation of the law, when using the offers as well as when communicating with other users (e.g. by sending personal messages):
      1. the distribution of viruses, Trojans and other harmful files;
      2. the sending of junk or spam mails as well as chain letters;
      3. disseminating lewd, offensive, sexually explicit, obscene, discriminating or defamatory content or communications, or content or communications that promote or encourage racism, bigotry, hatred, physical violence or unlawful activities (whether explicitly or implicitly);
      4. harassing other participants, e.g. by making multiple personal contacts without or contrary to the reaction of the other participant, and encouraging or supporting such harassment;
      5. soliciting other participants to disclose passwords;
      6. soliciting other participants to disclose personal data for commercial or unlawful purposes;
      7. posing as a representative of Blankhans or its partners; 
      8. distributing and/or publicly reproducing content available in the Games, unless this is expressly permitted by the respective author or expressly made available as a feature of the respective Game.
  1. User generated or uploaded content
    1. Blankhans may, at its sole discretion, provide users with a functionality to upload and making available to the public their own content, data or information (hereinafter collectively “User Content”) dedicated to be used by the uploading user itself and/or any other user of the Game, however, limited to the use within the Game, the Website or the Community Forums. “Community Forums” include any social media page operated by Blankhans, online messaging boards, chats, like Discord or any other digital environment operated by Blankhans that allows users to exchange digital content. Blankhans reserves the right to limit the storage capacity of User Content that is uploaded by users.
    2. Blankhans does not claim any ownership rights in the User Content. Users continue to retain any such rights that they may have in the User Content, subject to the limited license granted to Blankhans as described hereinafter. By uploading User Content on, through or in connection with the Game and/or the Community Forums, users hereby grant to Blankhans a limited non-exclusive license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly perform, publicly display, making available to the public, reproduce, and distribute such User Content (including, but not limited to underlying musical works) solely on, through or in connection with the Game and/or the Community Forums and via other channels operated by Blankhans or by third parties on behalf of Blankhans. This entitles Blankhans to use User Content only in connection with the Game and its mechanics and the Community Forums. By this limited license user does not grant Blankhans the right to sell the User Content. After a user has removed User Content from the Game, Blankhans will cease distribution as soon as technically possible, and at such time when distribution ceases, the license will terminate automatically. Notwithstanding the foregoing, users that upload or publish User Content understand and agree that once its uploaded or published User Content is used by another user in the Game or on social networks, Blankhans shall be under no obligation to delete or request users to delete that User Content, and therefore this User Content may continue to appear and be used indefinitely.
    3. The license you grant to Blankhans, as described above, is non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable to the extent described above, and worldwide.
    4. With respect to the User Content the publishing user represents and warrants that: (i) he owns the User Content or otherwise has the right to grant the license set forth above, and (ii) the posting of the User Content on, through or in connection with the Game does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contractual rights or any other rights of any third person or entity. The uploading user agrees to pay for all royalties, fees, penalties and any other monies owing any third person or entity by reason of the use of User Content published on or through the Game and/or the Community Forums.
    5. The user will indemnify Blankhans against all costs (including reasonable legal fees) and claims (including claims for damages) made against Blankhans by third parties due to the violation of their rights by Blankhans’s contractual user of User Content. Such indemnification shall not be applicable if the user did not cause the infringement of third party rights at least by negligence.
    6. The user shall be fully responsible for User Content published on or exchanged via the Game or any other Blankhans services, e.g. Community Forums. Blankhans will not preapprove User Content. However, Blankhans may refuse to post any User Content for any or no reason. Should Blankhans becomes aware of any content that is in violation of any laws or infringing any third party’s rights, Blankhans is entitled to disable or delete any such User Content at its own discretion. Blankhans may at any time remove the option to publish, store or otherwise use User Content.
    7. The user may not publish, store or transmit any User Content that is in violation of any law or agreement. This includes in particular abusive, sexist, pornographic or racist content or any other content that Blankhans may reasonably consider immoral or inappropriate. The user may not (a) disturb other users, for example with spam messages, chain mails or unsolicited advertising, (b) infringe any third party’s (intellectual) property rights, (c) engaging in or promoting unfair competitive practices, and (d) use the Game or the Community Forums for commercial communication or advertising. Except as provided within this Agreement or by express permission of Blankhans, users may not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, sell or otherwise use any third-party User Content.
    8. Any video content produced by users using the footage of the Game and the Game Service and made available as User Content in the Game or the Community Forums may, in addition to the rights detailed above, be used by Blankhans in original or modified form for advertising the Game and the Game Service in all media, without limitation or any remuneration. 
  1. Liability
    1. Blankhans shall only be fully liable for damages resulting from injury to life, limb or health or for intentional or grossly negligent conduct and fraud.
    2.  In cases of slight negligence, Blankhans will only be liable if an obligation has been breached, the fulfilment of which facilitates the proper performance of the contract in the first place, the violation of which compromises the achievement of the contract’s purpose, and the compliance with which the customer frequently relies on. In this instance, claims for compensation will be limited to the usual, foreseeable damages.
    3. This limitation of liability shall also apply for Blankhans’s directors, officers and employees weather directly employed or as contractors.
  1. Term and Termination
    1. Contracts between Blankhans and the user are entered into for an indefinite period of time unless otherwise expressly stipulated at the time of conclusion.
    2. Blankhans may terminate the contract and/or discontinues access to existing games at any time with a four-week notice period.
    3. The user may terminate contracts at any time without any notice period, unless otherwise expressly stipulated at the time of conclusion, by sending an e-mail to including details of his/her user name and e-mail address registered with Blankhans or by using the options provided on Blankhans’s website.
    4. The right of both parties to terminate without notice period for cause (“Kündigung aus wichtigem Grund”) remains unaffected.
    5. In the event of termination by the user without cause or termination for cause by Blankhans for which the user is at fault, Blankhans will not be required to refund Premium Features or other services paid for in advance.
    6. In particular, Blankhans has the right to terminate for cause without giving notice if the breach of duty by the user is so serious that immediate termination is justified after weighing up the interests of both parties. This is especially the case, but not limited to, if the user violates any of clauses 4.3. to 4.6.
    7. Instead of a termination, Blankhans reserves the right to temporarily disable a user’s account and access to the Game up to one month, with no payment obligations for the user while his/her account is disabled.
    8. In the event of termination, Blankhans will delete the user’s data which is relevant to the European Data Protection legislation.
  1. Data protection
    1. To provide users with the full functionality of the Games and Websites, Blankhans collects, processes, and stores information about its users and other visitors of the Games or any Official Website on servers located in the European Union in accordance with this data protection provisions and applicable European law (GDPR).
    2. Blankhans describes in more detail what personal information Blankhans may collect from its users and what Blankhans will do with that information as well as informs users on their rights with respect to their personal data in the Privacy Policy available at as updated from time to time.
  1. Miscellaneous
    1. Blankhans reserves the right to change these general terms and conditions without justification, provided such changes are required for legal reasons, a changed scope of the provided services, new requirements e.g. by operation system providers or technical reasons such as a changed game engine or operating system. Changes will be published on Blankhans’s website and will be sent to users via e-mail or in-game message. If the user does not object to such changes within two weeks following their publication and receipt and continues to use the Game after this period, the new general terms and conditions will be deemed accepted.
    2. These terms of use are exclusively subject to German law, CISG shall be excluded. 
    3. If a provision contained in these general terms and conditions is or becomes ineffective, this will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions.
    4. The EU Commission offers an online platform for online dispute resolution. The platform acts as a central information portal in regards to dispute resolution outside of formal court procedures for contractual matters resulting from online sale- or server agreements. The platform is available under We will not take part in such dispute resolution between us and our clients neither under European nor German law and we are not obligated to do so.

Privacy Policy

  1. General Information

This privacy policy applies to the use of our games on all platforms. Additional privacy information may be available for individual games. In such cases we provide that individual information in the respective games or their respective websites. 

  1. Responsible Entity 

Below we explain to you which personal data is collected and processed by us when using our games and services. 

Blankhans GmbH
Zeppelinstraße 41
81669 Munich


Personal data are individual details about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person, this means all information that relates to a person.

  1. Legal Basis

As far as a legal basis is mentioned in this Privacy Policy, they relate to the General Data Protection Regulation. 

We collect and process personal data based on the following statutory regulations:

  • Consent according to Article 6 paragraph 1  (a) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Consent is any voluntary expression of intent, in an informed and unequivocal manner, in the form of a statement or other unambiguous confirmatory act, which indicates that the data subject consents to the processing of his personal data. 
  • Necessity to fulfill the contract or carry out preparatory actions in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR, this means that the data is required so that we can fulfill the contractual obligations to you or we need the data to prepare a contract closure with you.
  • Processing to fulfill legal obligations under Article 6 para. 1 (c) GDPR, this means that a processing of the data is required by law or other regulations.
  • Processing for the protection of legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, this means that processing is necessary to safeguard legitimate interests on our part or by third parties, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms on your part that require the protection of personal data prevail.
  1. Rights of the Data Subjects

You are entitled to the following rights with regard to the processing of data by us in accordance with the respectively listed articles of the General Data Protection Regulation:

  • Information Right pursuant to Article 15 GDPR, i.e. the right to be informed about how your personal data is processed and which personal data is processed by us, 
  • Right of rectification pursuant to Article 16 GDPR – i.e. the right to request the rectification of inaccurate personal data relating to you without undue delay, including the completion of incomplete data, 
  • Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) pursuant to Article 17 GDPR – i.e. the right to request the erasure of your personal data, provided that certain conditions are met,
  • Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Article 18 GDPR – i.e. the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, provided that certain conditions are met,
  • Right to data portability pursuant to Article 20 GDPR – i.e. the right to demand that you receive your personal data that you have provided in a structured, common and machine-readable format and the right to transfer it to a third party, provided that certain conditions are met,
  • Right to object in accordance with Article 21 GDPR – i.e. the right to object to the processing of your personal data where the processing is based on our legitimate interests, provided that certain conditions are met. 
  • Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, employment or the place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of the personal data is violating the GDPR.
  1. Data Erasure and Storage Duration

The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage is deleted. In addition, storage may take place if provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which the processor is subject. Blocking or deletion of the data also takes place if a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for conclusion of a contract or fulfillment of the contract.

  1. Actual data processing

All data transfer is encrypted. 

  1. Data collected when using our Game 
    1. Scope of data collection

When using our game you will need to register for an account and  we will collect general data. We offer registration via Steam authorisation or directly with us. The general data collected when playing the game are: 

  • actions taken in the game
  • play time and length and numbers of playing sessions
  • game settings
  • user names / player character names
  • digital content purchased 
  • country of residence
  • hardware information
  • operating system
  • IP adress
  • Save games

The IP address is only collected for the transfer of data and the analysis of the location and then anonymized. 

For for the account registration:

  • E-mail address
  • Password (only if directly registered without 3rd party authorisation service)
  • Date and IP address used when confirming email address via double opt in

and if registered using the Steam authorisation service:

  • Steam User name
  • Steam OAuth Token (Steam Secret)
  • Steam Friends

We store the data as part of your game database linked to your account data with Accelbyte Inc.  as  hosting service provider based in the United states of America. Subject to your consent, such data is processed by our analytics software hosted and operated by Game Analytics ApS based in the Denmark. 

  1. Legal Basis

Legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR for the analytics services used. Legal basis for storing the information in our game database as well as using analytics data for matchmaking purposes is Art. 6 para 1 (b) GDPR as such data is necessary to offer a consistent game world to the players and offer the multiplayer matchmaking mechanism. 

The legal basis for the transfer of data to our service providers is Article 28 para. 3, 6 and 7, Article 46 para. 2 (c) GDPR GDPR in conjunction with the use of the standard clauses of the EU Commission. As far as the service provider is based within the EU the legal basis is Art. 28. Para. 3 GDPR.

  1. Purpose of data processing

The purpose is to use such aggregated data to analyze what parts of our game our players prefer, if parts of our games are not accessible or should be improved. Furthermore the action taken in the game are required to provide a consistent game experience as well as provide a matchmaking mechanism for players based on their respective skills. Processing the developer is required for additional development and maintenance. Address data and data regarding email verification is used for administration, legal compliance and billing purposes.  

  1. Duration of storage

The IP address is anonymized upon after using the IP address to analyze the user’s country of origin. The game play data is stored permanently as long as you do not delete your game account. 

  1. Objection and removal possibility 

You may at any time deactivate the analytics functions in the option menu of our games.  Analytics Data will then only be used for the matchmaking mechanism. 

  1. Data collected using crash reports
    1. Scope of data collection

We are using a tool called Accelbyte for the collection of error reports in case the game should unintentionally quit to function. In such case a window will be displayed asking you if you want to issue a crash report. If you agree to such sending such report a screenshot of the game and technical data about your computer, including unique device identifiers of your hardware, your installed operation system, driver information and version numbers, language and other settings, screen resolution, mouse positioning as well as any information you wish to provide manually. The Tool is operated and hosted by Accelbyte Inc.  (United States of America). 

  1. Legal Basis

Legal basis for processing the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit a) GDPR based on your express consent. The legal basis for the processing by Unity Software Inc. is Article 28 para. 3, 6 and 7, Article 46 para. 2 (c) GDPR GDPR in conjunction with the use of the standard clauses of the EU Commission.

  1. Purpose of data processing

The purpose is the maintenance of the game and the correction of software errors as well as assisting you in case of specific problems of your computer system with the game.

  1. Duration of storage

The data is stored as long as it is relevant for the purpose and is thereafter either anonymized or deleted. Usually this is the case after 3 months. 

  1. Objection and removal possibility

You can at any time request the deletion of any personal identifiable data that is part of the crash report by sending an email to :

  1. Purchase of Digital Content from Xsolla
    1. Scope of data collection

When purchasing digital content for our game from Valve Inc.  (USA), Inc. the following data regarding your ownership is received from Xsolla:

User-ID and an ID representing the digital content purchased, Currency, amount paid. 

Please find Xsolla’s privacy policy here: 

Such data is imported to our game database.

  1. Legal Basis

The legal basis for the transfer is Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR since in order to provide you with the digital content purchased from Xsolla we are obliged to store and extract the ownership data from Xsolla. Xsolla is a separate data controller. 

  1. Purpose of data processing

The purpose is to securely store your ownership status as the owner of the purchased digital content.

  1. Duration of storage

The data stored on our game database is stored in accordance with the storage duration detailed above.

  1. Objection and removal possibility

There is no objection or removal right. 

  1. Contacting us via E-Mail & Newsletter
    1. Scope of data processing

If you contact us via email or provide us on other channels with your e-mail address for support for any of our games or other questions, we may subsequently use your e-mail address to send you e-mails regarding the reason for you contacting us. Such e-mail addresses as well as the content of your messages, is stored for with our e-mail service provider, Google Ireland Ltd., who may also process data outside of the European Union, especially in the United States of America.

It is also possible to subscribe to a free newsletter for our games, which provides information about our existing and upcoming games. When subscribing to the newsletter, the data from the input mask is transmitted to us. In this case, the date and time of registration for the newsletter as well as the IP address used will also be stored. In the context of the confirmation of the newsletter registration, the date and time at which you click on the confirmation link for the newsletter registration as well as the IP address used are also stored.  In case you are already logged into a validated account, no additional double-opt-in process will be required. 

In order to send the newsletter, your e-mail address will be passed on to an external service provider, who will send the newsletter on our behalf. We may use either The Rocket Science Group LLC. or Klaviyo, Inc. for sending such emails. No further use is made by the service providers. The service providers are based within the United States of America. 

  1. Legal basis

The legal basis for the processing of data when registering directly for the newsletter is Art. 6 para. 1 lit a GDPR.

The legal basis for the transfer of data to our newsletter service provider as well as our e-mail service provider, is Art. 28 Para. 3 , 6 GDPR in conjunction with the use of the standard clauses of the EU Commission.

The legal basis for contacting you via e-mail and storing such communication if you provided us your e-mail address is Art. 6 para 1 lit. a, b, c or f GDPR, which depends on the content and the relation, as your consent is provided when contacting us, the communication may relate to an ongoing contract or may be considered a trade document in accordance with trade and tax law which we are obliged to store, but also it may be in our legitimate interest in case we wish to document our legal compliance. 

  1. Purpose of the data processing

The purpose of storing the e-mail address is to enable electronic contact for information purposes. The date and IP address of the registration as well as the confirmation of the registration for the newsletter are recorded in order to document the consent to the newsletter dispatch in an evidence-proof manner and to exclude misuse. The information is passed on to the service provider for the purpose of sending the newsletter in bulk. In case the communication is considered a trade document the purpose is also to comply with mandatory storage obligations. 

  1. Duration of storage

Insofar as you have expressly consented to receive the newsletter, we will only delete or block the e-mail address for dispatch if you revoke your consent. The data of the confirmation of the newsletter order will be stored for the same length of time. We will delete email communication after 2 years, unless such communication has to be stored for longer under applicable tax and trade laws. 

  1. Possibility of objection and removal

You can object to the use with effect for the future of each newsletter by clicking on a link provided there. You can also object to future use by sending an e-mail to In the case of an objection by e-mail, the implementation of the deletion or blocking may take up to 2 working days; during this period, mailings may still be made.

If you request us to delete email communication with you we will comply accordingly, unless we are legally obliged to store such data or it is required for legal defense. 

  1. Website Logfiles 
    1. Scope of Data Collection

When visiting our website, the following data is collected and stored by our web server:

  • Information about the browser type and version used
  • The operating system of the user
  • The IP address of the user
  • Date and time of access

The data is stored in the log files of our hosting provider. This data is not stored or processed together with other personal data of the user. Our hosting provider is Amazon Web Services Inc. based in the United States of America. .

  1. Legal basis

The legal basis for processing the data is Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR. 

The legal basis for the transfer of data to Amazon Web Services is Article 28 para. 3, 6 and 7, Article 46 para. 2 (c) GDPR. The standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission are used in contractual relation with the provider.

The legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR therefore lies in the functionality of our website and its availability.

  1. Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to allow delivery of the website to the computer of the user. To do this, the user’s IP address must be kept for the duration of the session.

The data is stored in order to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

  1. Duration of storage

The logfiles will be deleted after sixty days at the latest, unless there is a need to keep the data for the aforementioned purpose due to specific events.

  1. Objection and removal possibility

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. There is consequently no possibility of objection by the user.

  1. Website Analytics
    1. Scope of data processing

Our websites uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Ltd. (“Google”). This software collects information about how you use the website and compiles various statistics if you provide your consent. The increased usage data include in particular the concrete selection of links, the length of stay on individual pages and the order of use of the website, the frequency of the page request.  This data is collected together with your IP address. 

In particular, the following information is collected:

– Information about the type of browser and the version used

– The operating system of the user

– The user’s Internet service provider

– The IP address of the user

– Date and time of access

– Websites from which the user’s system accesses our website 

– Websites that are accessed by the user’s system via our website

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by cookies about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

We have activated a so-called IP anonymization on the website, this means that the IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to retransmission to the USA.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google itself describes here its data processing activity.

The data processing is essentially carried out by Google itself. Despite IP anonymization, the data is not anonymous and can be merged with other data by Google. Google can use the data for any of its own purposes, such as profiling, as well as link it with other data such as any Google accounts and also pass it on to associated US companies, e.g. Google LLC. Legal basis.

The legal basis for the processing of data when using the website is Article 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR in the form of your express consent. 

  1. Legal basis

The legal basis for the transfer of data to Google is Article 28 para. 3, 6 and 7, Article 46 para. 2 (c) GDPR and Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR. For any subprocessing done by Google outside of the EU Google employs the standard contractual clauses of the EU commission. 

  1. Purpose of data processing

The purpose of the processing is to analyze this website and the usage behavior of its visitors.

  1. Duration of storage

We ourselves no longer have access to personal data after anonymization by Google. With regard to a use by Google, the duration of the storage is not known.

  1. Objection and removal possibility

You can prevent the storage of cookies, including the generation and transmission of data to Google, by restricting or prohibiting the use of cookies in your browser software. This may result in the deactivation of non-Google-related cookies as well as the inability to use all functions of this website to the full extent.

You can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie regarding your use (including your IP address) and their transmission to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plugin available under the following link and to install [Http://].

In addition, you can also revoke your consent to data collection at any time in our Cookie Bar. For this purpose, a cookie is then stored so that we can recognize that you have not consented to the use of Google Analytics.

Updated: 01.02.2024