Disclaimer – legal notices

§ 1 Warning message on contents
The free and freely accessible contents of this website were created with the greatest possible care. However, the provider of this website assumes no responsibility for the accuracy and timeliness of the provided free and freely accessible journalistic guides and news. Contributions marked by name reflect the opinion of the respective author and not always the opinion of the provider. Just by calling up the free and freely accessible content, no contractual relationship between the user and the provider is concluded; insofar the provider lacks the intention to create legal relations.

 § 2 External links
This website contains links to third party websites (“external links”). These websites are the responsibility of the respective operators. The provider has checked the third-party content when first linking these external links to determine as to whether any legal violations exist. At that time, no violations were evident. The provider has no influence on the current and future design and content of the linked pages. The setting up of external links does not mean that the provider takes ownership the content behind the reference or link. A constant control of external links is not reasonable for the provider without concrete evidence of legal violations. With knowledge of legal offenses however such external links are deleted immediately.

 § 3 Copyright and ancillary copyright
The content published on this website is subject to German copyright and ancillary copyright. Any use not permitted by German copyright and ancillary copyright law requires the prior written consent of the provider or respective copyright holder. This applies in particular to duplication, editing, translation, storage, processing or reproduction of content in databases or other electronic media and systems. Contents and rights of third parties are marked as such. The unauthorized duplication or disclosure of individual contents or complete sites is not permitted and punishable. Only the production of copies and downloads for personal, private and non-commercial use is permitted. The display of this website in external frames is only permitted with a writtenpermission.

§ 4 Special conditions of use
Should special conditions for individual uses of this website deviate from the aforementioned paragraphs, it will be expressly stated at the appropriate place. In this case, the special conditions of use apply in each individual case.


Rights of those affected

Using the contact details of the person responsible for data protection, you can always exercise the following rights:

 · Information about your stored data and their processing,
· Correction of incorrect personal data,
· Deletion of your stored data,
· Limitation of data processing, if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
· Objection to the processing of your data by us and
· Data portability, if you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us.

 If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

 You can always contact the supervisory authority responsible for you with a complaint. Your competent supervisory authority will depend on the state of your domicile, work or alleged violation. 

Purposes of data processing by the responsible authority and third parties

We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this privacy policy. A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned does not take place. We only share your personal information with third parties if:

 – you have given your express consent
– the processing is required to execute a contract with you,
– the processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation,
– processing is necessary for the protection of legitimate interests and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your information.

Acquisition of general information when visiting our website

When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically recorded. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This is only information that does not allow conclusions about your person. This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the contents of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the internet. They are processed in particular for the following purposes:

· Ensuring a problem-free connection to the website,
· Ensuring a smooth use of our website,
· Evaluation of system security and stability as well as for further administrative purposes.

 The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest for the aforementioned purposes of data collection. We do not use your information to draw conclusions about you as an individual. The recipient of the data is only the responsible authority and possibly the processor. Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us to optimize our website and the underlying technology.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption techniques (such as SSL) over HTTPS.


The newsletter informs about our offers in regular intervals. Regarding the use of your personal data to receive our newsletter, you will be asked to provide your consent as follows: “I have read the privacy policy and, in particular, I agree that the data processing is done with a service provider in the United States.”.

To receive our newsletter you need a valid e-mail address. We will check the e-mail address you entered to verify that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address or that the owner has authorized to receive the newsletter. For this purpose, we use the socalled “Double-Opt-In” procedure, in which we log the order of the newsletter, the dispatch of a confirmation email and the receipt of the requested response.

By registering for our newsletter, we will save your e-mail address, your IP address and the date and time of your registration. This serves in the event that a third party abuses your e-mail address and subscribes to our newsletter without your knowledge as a protection on our part.

The data will be used exclusively for dispatching our newsletter. A comparison of the data collected with data, which may be collected by other components of our site, also does not take place.

 The consent to the storage of your personal data and their use for our newsletter dispatch can be revoked at any time. Each newsletter contains a link to do so. In addition, you can always inform us of your request via the contact opoortunity indicated at the end of this Privacy Statement.

In accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which apply from 25 May 2018, we inform you that the consent to the sending of e-mail addresses is made on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, 7 GDPR and § 7 (2) no. 3 and (3) UWG. The use of the shipping service provider Mailchimp, the implementation of the statistical surveys and analyzes as well as the recording of the registration process, are based on our legitimate interests in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our interest lies in the application of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system, which serves both our business interests and the expectations of our users.

Newsletter via MailChimp

We use the MailChimp component to send our newsletters. MailChimp is a service of The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA.

Your data saved during newsletter registration (e-mail address, possibly name, IP address, date and time of your registration) will be transferred to a server of The Rocket Science Group in the USA and stored there in compliance with the “EU-US Privacy Shield”.

For more information about privacy at MailChimp, see:

For more information about the EU-US Privacy Shield, see: The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Subscribing to this newsletter and consenting to the storage of your data may be terminated or revoked at any time with effect for the future. Details can be found in the confirmation e-mail as well as in each individual newsletter.

Newsletter tracking

Our newsletters contain so-called “web bugs”, which allow us to detect if and when an email was opened and which links in the email the personalized recipient followed.

We store these data, so that we can optimally align our newsletters to the wishes and interests of our subscribers. Accordingly, the data thus collected are used to send personalized newsletters to the respective recipient.

We ask you for your consent in this regard as follows: “I agree that my data and my usage behavior will be stored electronically by the newsletter tracking in order to send me an individualized newsletter. With the revocation of the consent to receive the newsletter, the consent to the aforementioned tracking will also be revoked.”

By revoking the consent to receive the newsletter, the consent to the aforementioned tracking is revoked.

Contact forms

If you have questions of any kind and contact us by email or contact form, you give us your voluntary approval for the purpose of establishing contact. This requires the specification of a valid e-mail address, which serves for the assignment of the request and the subsequent answering of the same. The specification of further data is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions. The data will be deleted if they are no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the utility purpose (see no. 4) and the statutory retention periods have expired.


Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files generated by a website server that are transferred to your hard drive. This automatically gives us certain data, such as IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet. Cookies cannot be used to launch programs or to transfer viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate navigation and allow for the correct display of our website.

In no case will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties nor will a connection with your personal data be established without your consent. Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Web browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can disable the use of cookies at any time through the settings of your browser. Please use the help features of your web browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that some features of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

Google Analytics 

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). 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 the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install:

You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website.

For more information about Terms of Use and Privacy, please see the Google Analytics Terms or the Google Analytics Overview.

Please note that on this website Google Analytics has been extended to include the code “ga (‘set’, ‘anonymizeIp’, true);” in order to ensure the anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking).


Our site uses YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, for the inclusion of video, represented by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Usually, when you visit an embedded video page, your IP address will be sent to YouTube and cookies will be installed on your machine. However, we have incorporated our YouTube videos into the enhanced privacy mode (in which case, YouTube still contacts the Google DoubleClick service, but Google’s privacy policy does not evaluate personal information). As a result, YouTube does not store any information about the visitors unless they watch the video. If you click on the video, your IP address will be sent to YouTube and YouTube will know that you have watched the video. If you are logged in to YouTube, this information will also be associated with your user account (you can prevent this by logging out of YouTube before calling the video).

We have no knowledge or influence about any collection and use of your data by YouTube. For more information, see the YouTube privacy policy at In addition, we refer you to the general handling and deactivation of cookies on our general presentation in this privacy policy.

Change of our privacy statement

We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement to always comply with the latest legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy statement, e.g. when introducing new services. Your new visit will then be subject to the new privacy statement. Questions to the person responsible for data protection If you have questions about data protection, please send us an email, or contact us by mail:

PO Box 1634
Holland, MI  49422