Privacy policy


1. Limitation of liability

Content on this website:
The content of this website has been compiled with the greatest possible care. However, the provider assumes no liability for the content being accurate, complete or up to date. Use of the website content is at the user’s own risk. Named articles reflect the opinion of the author and not always the opinion of the provider.

Website availability:
The provider will endeavour to offer continuous availability. However, even with all due care, downtimes cannot be ruled out. The provider reserves the right to change or discontinue availability at any time.

External links:
This website contains links to third-party websites (“external links”). These websites are the liability of their operators. When external links were first established, the provider checked the external content for possible violations. At the time, no violations were apparent. The provider has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design and content of the linked pages. An external link on the website does not mean that the provider assumes ownership of the content of the reference or link. The provider cannot be expected to continuously check these external links unless there is concrete evidence of violations. If we become aware of any violations, such external links will be deleted immediately.


2. Copyright and ancillary copyrights

The content published on this website is subject to German copyright and ancillary copyright law. Any use not permitted by German copyright and ancillary copyright law requires the prior written consent of the provider or the respective copyright holder. This applies in particular to duplicating, editing, translation, storage, processing or reproduction of content in databases or other electronic media and systems. Content and third-party rights are marked as such. Any unauthorised duplication or transmission of individual content or complete pages is not permitted and is actionable. Only the production of copies and downloads for personal, private and non-commercial use is permitted.

Links to the provider’s website are always welcome and do not require the consent of the provider of the website. Embedding this website into external frames is permitted only with permission.


3. Data privacy

Our website is generally usable without having to provide personal data. If we do record personal data (for example name, address or email addresses), it takes place, as far as possible, always on a voluntary basis. The data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

By visiting the website of the provider, information about access (date, time, page viewed) might be saved. The data is anonymous and not person-based. It is evaluated exclusively for statistical purposes. Any transfer to third parties, for commercial or non-commercial purposes, does not take place.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the internet (e.g. email communications) is subject to security risks. The data cannot be fully protected against access by third parties.
Contact details that have been published as part of German legal requirements must not be used for sending unsolicited advertising or information via third parties. The operator of these website pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or emailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.

Privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics:
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Googleā€¯). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, if IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, Google will, within member states of the European Union or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, truncate your IP address beforehand.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and then truncated 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 relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

You may block the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. Please note, however, that if you do this you may not be able to enjoy the website’s full functionality. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:


4. Applicable law

Only the law of the Federal Republic of Germany applies.


5. Special terms of use

Any special terms that deviate from the above 1 to 4 will be expressly pointed out at the appropriate point in the use of the website. In such cases, the special terms of use will apply.

This privacy policy applies to the website of Smaser AG and to the personal data collected via these website pages. For website pages of other referenced providers, e.g. via links, the privacy policies and explanations provided there apply.

Responsibility, according to Art. 4 para. 7 EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), for processing personal data on this website:
Smaser AG, Bratustr. 9, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany, Smaser AG Data Protection Officer Stefan Keim, Bratustrasse 9, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany

STRATO AG, as a technical service provider, is responsible for maintaining the website on our behalf and in accordance with our specifications.

What data do we store?
Whenever an internet file is requested, the following non-personal access data is stored by us for statistical purposes (legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 S lit. f GDPR):

The page from which the file was requested
The name of the file accessed
The date and time of the request
The amount of data transferred
The access status (file transferred, file not found etc.)
The type of access (GET, POST)
The browser or operating system used
The anonymous IP address of the requesting computer
The session ID cookies

What do we use your data for?
For reasons of data security, i.e. to clarify unauthorised access or to prevent misuse of the website, the complete IP address of the requesting computer is recorded, stored and automatically deleted seven days after the end of access.

What rights do you have?

  • 1. Information
  • 2. Deletion
  • 3. Correction
  • 4. Objection

You can contact the Data Protection Officer Stefan Keim, Bratustrasse 9, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany, or with your request.