Privacy policy

1. About this privacy policy

The protection of your privacy is very important to us. Therefore we would like to urge you to read carefully the following summary about the functioning of our website and The data protection statement listed here complies with the guidelines of the GDPR (DSGVO) and the BDSG. It is intended to inform about the type, the purpose and the use of personal data by the website operator GFE.
Although our site is equipped with various security measures, no complete protection of your data can be guaranteed, as security gaps on the Internet cannot be ruled out. If you have concerns regarding the collection of your data, please do not hesitate to contact us.

2. Personal data

The function and communication of our service depends on the data of our users. Personal data are particularly sensitive – this means all information that can be clearly attributed to a specific, natural person. According to DSGVO, we have an obligation to list the entire scope of all such data. We assure you that these data will only serve to process your request and subsequent communication or initiate further business relationships with you. According to current regulations, these data are only collected for the time you use our service. The statutory extinguishing regulations are complied with.

3. How we collect data

3.1. Log Files

The website operator or website provider collects data about accesses to the site and saves these as “server log files”. The following data is logged:

  • Visited website
  • Time at the time of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source / reference from which you came to the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • Used IP address

The data collected are for statistical purposes only and to improve the website. However, the website operator reserves the right to retrospectively check the server log files should concrete indications of illegal use be made.

3.2. cookies

Cookies are small files that make it possible to store specific device-related information on users’ access devices (PCs, smartphones, etc.). They serve for the user-friendliness of web pages and thus the users (for example storage of login data). On the other hand, they serve to record the statistical data of the website usage and to be able to analyze it for the purpose of improving the offer. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option to restrict or completely prevent the storage of cookies. However, it is pointed out that the use and especially the comfort of use are limited without cookies.
You can find many online advertising cookies from companies through the US-American site or the EU page manage.

3.3. Newsletters and subscriptions

Newsletters and subscriptions will not be created.

3.4. Contact form

If you contact us by e-mail or contact form, the information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions. The following data is collected via the contact form:

  • First and Last Name
  • Address
  • E-mail address

4. Served web analytics

The GFE does not use Google Analytics on its website. However, some web tools used for this website may use Google Analytics for their services. This service enables us to track the use of our website by creating reports, thus adapting our offer to the demands of the users. According to the data protection declaration, we are obliged to inform you about the operation of this service. Google Analytics uses its own cookies, which usually transfer collected data to a server in the USA and store it there. Data generated by Google Analytics includes:

  • Type of browser plus its version
  • The operating system you are using
  • How long you stay on our site
  • The previously visited website
  • your IP address

If you have anonymised your IP address, then this is usually shortened before leaving the European Economic Area. If you would like to deactivate the respective cookies, you will find an appropriate browser plug-in under the following link:

5. OpenStreetMap (OSM)

To display geo-data, we use the open-source mapping tool “OpenStreetMap” (OSM). In order for the map to be displayed, your IP address will be forwarded to OpenStreetMap. You can find out how OpenStreetMap stores your data on the privacy page of OpenStreetMap and here

6. Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer. Further information about handling user data, can be found at and in Google’s privacy policy at