Data Protection Declaration

The protection of your privacy is particularly important to us. This document explains how we collect, process, and use your data. This is in all cases done in conformity with the provisions of data protection law.

Right of information and deleting
If you ask us, we will be happy to tell you whether we have saved any personal data about you, and let you know what data this is. To do this, simply contact the Information Service (details below). If you want us to change or delete your personal data, simply contact the Information Service (details below). We will always delete your personal data as soon as the original purpose for which we originally stored your data is achieved. We would also like to point out that there are occasions when we might not be allowed to delete your data due to legal retention or accounting obligations. In this case, you will still be able to block the data.

On our web pages, we may use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited Internet sites and servers to differentiate the individual browser of the dats subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to utilize our website. The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

Automatic gathering, processing and use of personal data
Whenever you visit our web pages, we automatically gather information about the IP address that is assigned to your computer, which browser and which operating system you are using, and which web pages you have viewed. This data is saved in “log files” on the web server. Only the IP address represents personal data. To protect our computer system against misuse, we have to save the IP address of every visitor temporarily.

Facebook Plugin
Our sites include plug-ins to the social network Facebook, (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). The Facebook plug-ins are recognisable by the Facebook logo or the ”Like button” on our site. A summary of the Facebook plug-ins can be found here:
If you visit our pages, the plug-in will create a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook will then receive the information that you have visited our site via your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like button” when you are logged on to your Facebook account, you may link the contents of our sites on your Facebook profile. Facebook can then attribute your visit to your user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of the sites we receive no knowledge of the content of the data supplied or its use by Facebook. More information on this can be found in the Facebook data protection statement at

If you do not wish Facebook to be able to attribute your visit to our sites to your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook user account.

Google AdWords
We use the online advertising service “Google AdWords” and conversion tracking within the scope of Google AdWords. Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). If you click an advertisement run by Google, a cookie for the conversion tracking is saved on your computer. These cookies have a limited validity, do not contain any personal data and thus do not help in personal identification. If you visit specific webpages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can identify that you have clicked on the advertisement and were forwarded to this page. Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Thus, there is no option that cookies can be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information that is obtained with the help of the conversion cookie helps to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers, who have decided on conversion tracking. Here, the customers find out about the total number of users who have clicked on their advertisement and were forwarded to a site provided with a conversion tracking tag. You however do not receive any information which can be used to identify users personally. If you do not wish to take part in the tracking, you can disagree to this use by not installing the cookies through a corresponding setting of your browser software (deactivation option). You are then not included in the conversion tracking statistics. For additional information as well as for the data protection declaration, please visit:

Verwendung von Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (´”Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, which are texts that are stored on your computer and which enable you to analyse the use of the website. The information that the cookie generates on your use of this website will generally be transferred to and stored on a Google server in the US. In the event of activation of the IP anonymisation on this website, Google will, however, abbreviate your IP address beforehand within the European Union Member States or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to and stored on a Google server in the US. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of the website in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities, and in order to provide the website operator with more services connected with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address sent from your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Data from Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting on your browser software; we would, however, point out to you that you will not then be able to use all of this website’s functions. You could also prevent Google from downloading, installing, and processing the recording of the data created by the cookie and relating it to your use of the data (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in via the following link:

Google Remarketing
The supplier uses the Remarketing or “Similar target groups” function of Google Inc. (“Google”) on the website. The supplier can use this function to specifically approach the visitors of this website with advertisements by running personalised, interest-related advertisements for visitors of the supplier’s website if they visit other websites in the Google Display network. Google uses so-called cookies for analysing the website usage, which forms the basis for developing the interest-related advertisements. For this, Google saves a small file with a numerical sequence on the browsers of the website’s visitors. This number is used to record the visits to the website as well as anonymised data about the website usage. Personal data of the website’s visitors is not saved. If you subsequently visit another website in the Google Display network, pop-ups are displayed to you, which are likely to take into account previously accessed product and information fields. You can permanently deactivate the use of cookies by Google by following the link given below and downloading and installing the plug-in provided there:

Alternatively, you can deactivate the use of cookies by third=party suppliers by calling the deactivating site of the network advertising initiative on and implementing the additional information for Opt-Out mentioned there.
Additional information regarding Google Remarketing as well as the data protection declaration of Google can be viewed on:

Google Maps Plugin
This website uses Google Maps API to visually present geographical information. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When you use Google Maps, information about the use of this website, including your IP address, is transmitted to and stored on a server belonging to Google in the USA. By using this website you confirm that in this regard you are in agreement with the recording, processing and use of your automatically collected data by Google, one of its representatives, or third-party suppliers. The terms of use for Google Maps can be found under Terms of Service for Google Maps <>.
Full details can be found in Google’s data protection centre:  Transparency and Choice and
Data Protection Policy

It is possible to simply deactivate the Google Maps service and thus prevent the transfer of your data to Google by deactivating JavaScript in your browser. However, in this case you will be unable to use the map view.

Google+ Plugin
You can use the Google +1 push-button to publish information all over the world. Via the Google +1 push-button, you and other users will receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have provided for +1 content and also information via the site that you have viewed by clicking +1. Your +1 can be included as references together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile or in other places in the websites and advertisements on the Internet. Google lists information on your +1 activities in order to improve the Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 push-button you will need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must at least contain the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases this name can also replace another name that you have used when sharing contents via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or who have other identifying information about you.

Use of the information collected: In addition to the purposes stated, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the current Google data protection regulations. Google publishes statistics that may have been compiled on the users’ +1 activities and/or passes these on to users and partners such as the publisher, advertisers, or associated websites.

Name and Address of the controller
Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

publoCity GmbH & Co. KG
Richard-Wagner-Str. 1-3
50859 Köln

or via Email to