By calling up information on the STAR website, the website visitor agrees to the following conditions:
The data on this website is processed by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the company information on this website.
On the one hand, your data is collected when you share it with us. This may, for example, be data you have entered in a contact form. On the other hand, data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. This data is primarily technical (e.g. the Internet browser and operating system you are using, or the time at which you accessed our site) and is collected automatically when you access our website.
Part of the data is collected to ensure that the website can be provided correctly. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can withdraw consent you have previously given at any time by sending us an informal e-mail. The lawfulness of data processing that has taken place before you withdraw your consent will remain unaffected by this.
You have the right to obtain information about the origin, recipient(s) and purpose of the personal data stored about you, at any time and at no charge. You also have the right to request the rectification, restriction of processing or erasure of this data. You can contact us at any time regarding other questions about personal data at the address given in the company information. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
star-group.net, like most other websites, may store information about your browser, mostly in the form of "cookies". Cookies are small files transferred by a website to your browser and stored on the hard drive.
The cookies we use are necessary for the website to function properly. They enable you to navigate around the website and search for topics, products and other services.
Cookies help us to know how visitors are using our website and this information enables us to optimise how our website works. For example, cookies help us to know which pages are the most and least popular. Cookies register the number of visitors to the website, how long they spend there and how they found it. This lets us know where we are doing well, and where we can improve, as well as making sure the pages load quickly and display properly.
All information these cookies collect is anonymous and not tied to any personal information about you.
Other cookies are used to enable us to provide enhanced functionality with more personal information and features. This includes, but is not exclusive to, the use of plugins on YouTube, which is operated by Google, or Google Maps. The use of data collected through cookies by these third parties is subject to their own privacy policies; we therefore identify these cookies by the relevant companies.
For detailed information on how to do this, look in your browser’s help information or, for an overview of the most common browsers, you can visit: www.aboutcookies.org, for example.
Server log files
The site provider collects and stores information automatically in server log files, which your browser sends to us automatically. These include:
- Browser type and version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the computer accessing the site
- Time of the server request
- IP address
This data is not merged with other sources of data.
The basis for this data processing is Article 6(1b) GDPR, which permits data processing in order to fulfil a contract or for measures prior to the conclusion of a contract.
If you send us a query using the contact form, we store your details from the query form, including the contact data you enter on it, in order to process the query and deal with any follow-up questions. We will not share this data without your consent.
The data you enter in the contact form is therefore processed solely on the basis of your consent (Article 6(1a) GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time by sending us an informal e-mail. The lawfulness of data processing operations that have taken place before you withdraw your consent will remain unaffected by this.
We will retain the data you enter in the contact form until you request its erasure, withdraw your consent to its storage, or the purpose for which it was stored no longer exists (e.g. if your query has been processed and completed). Mandatory statutory provisions – particularly retention periods – remain unaffected.
If you would like to receive the STAR newsletter, we need you to provide us with an e-mail address and details that allow us to check that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you consent to receiving the newsletter. No other data is collected. We use this data solely to send you the requested information and we do not share it with third parties.
The specified data is processed solely on the basis of your consent (Article 6(1a) GDPR). You can withdraw your consent to storing the data, the e-mail address and its use to send the newsletter at any time, for example by using the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The lawfulness of data processing operations that have already taken place will remain unaffected by withdrawal of consent.
The data we store for the purpose of managing newsletter subscriptions is stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter, after which it is erased. Data that we store for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the members' area) remain unaffected by this.
All content of the STAR website is protected by copyright. The storage and printing of individual pages and/or parts of the website for private purposes shall only be permitted if it can be ensured that the copyright notices are not removed. All rights of ownership remain with STAR. It is not permitted to reproduce, copy, transmit, modify or link with any other information the content of the website. Any use of the content of the website for public or commercial purposes without the prior consent of STAR is prohibited.
The information published by STAR on the website and any expressions of opinion shall only be made available for information purposes and for personal use. STAR cannot provide any guarantee that the content of the website is correct, complete or up to date. Published information may be modified at any time without prior notice. There is no obligation to remove any information which is no longer current from the website.
The information provided by STAR on the Internet contains some links to the content of other information providers (e.g. via hyperlinks). STAR is not responsible for such content. STAR conscientiously checked the content at the time it was put up on the Internet, but cannot assess whether the information providers in question might be offering incorrect, illegal or criminal content by the making of subsequent changes to their content or by way of further links. Due to the technical properties of the Internet, STAR cannot therefore make any guarantee of the completeness or correctness of the information provided on the Internet by STAR. In the case of links of any kind to third-party websites (e.g. hyperlinks or banners), which are outside the sphere of STAR's responsibility, the operator of the linked website is responsible for the content thereof. STAR hereby expressly declares that, at the time the link was established, no illegal content was apparent on the linked websites. STAR has no influence whatsoever over the present and future design, content and/or authorship of the linked websites. STAR therefore expressly distances itself from all content of all linked websites that have been changed after the link was established. STAR further declares that it does not adopt as its own the content of linked third-party websites.
We would like to point out that the Internet is not a secure environment and that data transmitted via the Internet may be accessible to unauthorised third parties. STAR shall not be liable for the security of data transferred via the Internet.
Any liability of STAR for the loss or damage of any type resulting from access to or use of the website is excluded. STAR expressly points out the risks of viruses and hacker attacks and recommends using current browser versions and installing anti-virus software which is continuously updated.
Should any of the provisions stated here be or become wholly or partially invalid, this shall not affect the remaining provisions.