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The protection of your personal data during its collection, processing and use as a result of your visit to our homepage is important to us. Personal data is information, such as your name, your address, IP address, telephone number or email address, which can be used to determine your identity. Your data is protected by statutory regulations. The following provides information on which data are recorded during your visit to our homepage and how these are used:

Responsible body

The responsible body within the meaning of the Data Protection Act is Peter Reinkensmeier, heidelpay GmbH, Vangerowstraße 18, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany. If you have any questions on data protection, or would like to exercise your rights or entitlements to your personal data, please send us an email at info(at)

1. Data collection and processing

Every access to our homepage and every access to a file stored on the homepage is recorded. This storage of information is used for internal system-related and statistical purposes. The following information is recorded: name of the accessed file, date and time of access, transmitted volume of data, message on successful access, web browser, requesting domain, the operating system used, the referrer URL (the site previously visited), the IP address and the time of the server request. Additional personal data are only recorded, if you provide this information voluntarily, such as part of a request or registration.

2. Use and transmission of personal data

If you have provided personal data to us, we only use this to respond to your enquiries, to process contracts concluded with you and for technical administration. Your personal data is only forwarded or otherwise transmitted to third parties if this is necessary to execute a contract, especially the forwarding of order data to suppliers, or we have previously obtained your consent. You have the right to withdraw any consent that you have provided at any time with effect for the future. Personal data will be deleted if you revoke your consent to store the data, if your information is no longer required to fulfil the purpose for which the data was stored, or if the storage of your data is not permitted for other statutory reasons.

3. Right to information

We are happy to inform you of your personal information that we have stored upon receiving a written request.

4. Consent, right of cancellation and right of objection

If we use data for a purpose that requires your consent in accordance with the statutory provisions, we will always seek your express consent and record your consent pursuant to the data protection regulations. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future and/or object to the future use of your data for advertising as well as market and opinion research purposes. Simply sending a message to us is sufficient to revoke a consent or to submit an objection. You can use the contact details provided above for this purpose, without being charged any costs other than the transmission costs in accordance with the basic tariff.

5. Data storage when submitting comments

The following data are saved if you comment on articles on this site: your comment, your name, the time of the comment and, if provided by you, your website address.

6. HTTP cookies

Some pages use cookies in several places. They help to make the offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain any viruses. More information on the topic of cookies can be found under:

7. Note: Use of SalesViewer® technology

This website uses the CONCEPTPARTNER® GmbH SalesViewer® technology to collect and save data for marketing, market research and optimisation purposes. These data can be used to create user profiles under a pseudonym. Tracking scripts, which collect company-related data, are used for this purpose. The data collected using these technologies are not used to personally identify visitors to this website and are not combined with the personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym without the specific consent of the affected party.

Consent for data collection and storage can be revoked at any time with effect for the future by visiting this link in order to prevent SalesViewer® from acquiring data within this website in the future. This stores an opt-out cookie on your device for this website. If you delete your cookies in your browser, you will have to re-click this link.

8. Note – Facebook social plugin

This website uses social plugins ("plugins") of the social network, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins can be identified by one of the Facebook logos or are marked with the "Facebook Social Plugin" supplement. If you access a page that contains this type of plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser and then integrated into the website by the browser. The integration of the plugin provides Facebook with the information that you have accessed the respective page. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. click the "Like" button or submit a comment, the relevant information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook, where it is stored. If you are not a member of Facebook, it is still possible that Facebook may identify and store your IP address. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your related rights and settings options to protect your privacy can be obtained by accessing Facebook's privacy policy: If you are a member of Facebook and do not want Facebook to collect data about you from this website and link it with your member data saved by Facebook, you must logout of Facebook before visiting the website.

9. Note – Twitter social plugin

This blog uses the Twitter and Tweet functions of the social plugins, operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. If you use the Tweet functions, the websites you have visited are disclosed to third parties and linked to your Twitter account. Details on how Twitter handles your data and your rights and settings options to protect your personal data can be found in Twitter’s privacy policy.

10. Note - Google+ social plugin

This blog uses the "+1" button of the Google Plus social network, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). The button can be identified by the "+1" symbol on a white or colour background. If you access a blog website that contains this type of button, your browser will establish a direct connection to the Google servers. The content of the "+1" button is transmitted directly from Google to your browser and then integrated into the website by the browser. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data that Google collects with the button, but assume that this includes your IP address. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your related rights and settings options to protect your privacy can be obtained by accessing Google's privacy information on the "+1" button: If you are a member of Google Plus and do not want Google to collect data about you from this website and link it with your member data saved by Google, you must logout of Google Plus before visiting this blog.

11. Newsletter subscription

When subscribing to the newsletter, you receive an email to confirm that you are the owner of the indicated email address and that you consent to receive the newsletter. Once this confirmation is provided, you will receive the newsletter. The data you provide are only saved for the purpose of sending you the newsletter and to document the associated authorisation. The data is not passed on to third parties. You may cancel your subscription to the newsletter and your consent to save the email address at any time.

12. Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files, that are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated about your use of this website by the cookie is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is also stored. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to assess your use of the website in order to compile reports on the website activities and to provide additional services related to the use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being stored by adjusting your browser software; however, please note that, in this case, you may not be able to use all the functions on this website. Moreover, you can prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie in relation to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) and its transmission to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the plugin available under the following link: ( Given the debate regarding the use of analysis tools with complete IP addresses, we would like to note that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()" so that IP addresses are only processed in an abbreviated form in order to prevent direct personal references.

13. Links to other websites

Our online offer contains links to other websites. This privacy statement does not extend to other providers. We have no influence on compliance with the data protection provisions by their operators and therefore accept no responsibility for the accuracy, topicality and completeness of the information they provide.