Privacy policy


1. Your personal data within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 1 GDPR (e.g. IP address, name, e-mail address) will only be processed by us in accordance with the provisions of German data protection law and taking into account the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The following regulations inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of personal data.

2. The processing of personal data within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 2 GDPR is lawful in accordance with Art. 6 GDPR if one of the following conditions is met:

a) The data subject has given their consent to the processing of their personal data for one or more specific purposes;

b) the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract;

c) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject;

d) processing is necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person;

e) the processing is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority that has been delegated to the controller;

f) processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of the person responsible or a third party, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject that require the protection of personal data prevail, in particular if the data subject is a child acts.

3. The processing of special personal data (e.g. health data) within the meaning of Art. 9 Para. 1 GDPR is lawful in accordance with Art. 9 Para. 2 GDPR if one of the following conditions is met:

– there is an explicit consent of the person;

– the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or in the case of actions by the courts in the context of their judicial work.

4. There is no automatic decision-making or profiling of personal data within the meaning of Art. 22 GDPR.

5. The operator ensures the security of the data in accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, taking into account the principle of proportionality, by means of suitable technical measures.

6. If, contrary to expectations, there is a breach of data protection, the competent supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 33 GDPR and the data subject in accordance with Art. 34 GDPR will be notified.


This data protection declaration only applies to our websites. If you are redirected to other sites via links on our site, please inform yourself there about the respective handling of your data.

Duration of data storage

The duration of the storage of the data transmitted by you depends on the legal storage obligations. In accordance with commercial and tax laws, invoices must be retained for a period of 10 years.

Disclosure of data to third parties

Data transmitted as part of the contractual relationship will only be passed on to third parties (Art. 4 No. 10 GDPR) if you have expressly given your consent (Art. 4 No. 11 GDPR) or if the transfer is necessary to fulfill the contract. Consent can be revoked informally at any time. Data collected by visiting the website is only collected by third parties who are expressly named below.

Responsible in the sense of the GDPR

The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as well as other data protection laws applicable in the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

Florian Rückert Consulting
c/o Block Services
Stuttgarter Str. 106
70736 Fellbach

Phone: +49 1522 8432 511
Email: contact[at]


We use cookies on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and stores on your device (PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any harm to your device, contain no viruses, trojans, or other malicious software. The cookie stores information related to the specific device used. However, this does not mean that we directly obtain knowledge of your identity through cookies.

The use of cookies serves, on the one hand, to make your use of our services more convenient. We use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are automatically deleted after you leave our site.

Furthermore, we also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness, which are stored on your device for a defined period. If you revisit our site to use our services, it will be automatically recognized that you have been here before, and your previous inputs and settings will be retained so you don’t have to enter them again.

These cookies allow us to automatically recognize that you have visited our site again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period. The data processed through cookies are necessary for the purposes mentioned above to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties according to Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser to not store cookies on your computer or to always receive a notification before a new cookie is created. However, completely disabling cookies may lead to the inability to use all functions of our website.

Storage of Access Data in Log Files

You can visit our websites without providing personal information. The provider of the sites automatically collects and stores information in server log files that your browser automatically transmits to us. This information includes:

  • Browser type/browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

This data cannot be directly associated with specific individuals. The merging of this data with other data sources does not take place. We reserve the right to review this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of unlawful use. The purpose of processing arises from our legitimate interest according to Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

Contabo VPS Server

Our website is hosted on a Virtual Private Server (VPS) provided by Contabo GmbH, Aschauer Straße 32a, 81549 Munich, Germany. A VPS is a virtual environment that allows us to operate our website on a dedicated virtual server.

Contabo provides the technical infrastructure for running our website, including server capacity, network connection, and storage space. In this process, personal data such as IP addresses may also be collected and processed.

The processing of your data by Contabo is based on our legitimate interest in providing a secure and stable technical environment for our website, in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. Contabo has committed to complying with European data protection standards.

A data processing agreement (DPA) with Contabo has been signed.


Our website uses Cloudflare, a service aimed at enhancing the security and performance of our website, provided by Cloudflare, Inc., 101 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Cloudflare offers, among other things, a Content Delivery Network (CDN), web firewall, DDoS protection, and DNS services.

By using Cloudflare, your data is routed through the Cloudflare network, which can accelerate your requests and enhance security. Cloudflare may also analyze traffic to detect and mitigate malicious activities.

Cloudflare may collect and process data such as IP addresses, information about the browser used, device type, and operating system. Cloudflare may also use cookies to tailor security settings individually.

The processing of your data by Cloudflare is based on our legitimate interest in the security and optimization of our website, in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. Cloudflare has committed to complying with European data protection standards.

For more information on data protection and data processing by Cloudflare, please refer to Cloudflare’s Privacy Policy:


If you subscribe to our newsletter, we collect your email address and possibly your name to regularly send you information and updates. The processing of your data is based on your consent according to Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR. Your data is exclusively used for sending the newsletter and will not be shared with third parties. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by clicking the corresponding unsubscribe link in each newsletter email.


For sending newsletters and marketing emails, we use the service Mailchimp provided by Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA (“Mailchimp”). Mailchimp allows us to create, send, and analyze email campaigns.

When you subscribe to our newsletter or receive marketing emails from us, your data such as name and email address are processed by Mailchimp. This is for delivering the requested emails and evaluating the success of our email campaigns. The processing of your data by Mailchimp is based on your consent according to Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR. We have a data processing agreement with Mailchimp to ensure your data is processed and protected in accordance with applicable privacy regulations.

Mailchimp uses tracking technologies like pixel tags or tracking links to capture email open and click activities. This allows us to analyze and optimize the effectiveness of our email campaigns.

Your data is typically stored on servers in the USA by Mailchimp. Mailchimp is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement and commits to complying with European privacy standards. Further information on data protection and data processing by Mailchimp can be found in Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy:

Google Analytics (Version 4)

This website uses Google Analytics (Version 4), a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland. Google Analytics allows us to analyze user behavior on our website and create statistical evaluations.

The processing of your data by Google Analytics is based on our legitimate interest according to Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR to analyze and improve our website. Your data is anonymized, and the maximum storage duration is 14 months.

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files stored on your computer that enable an analysis of website usage. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server and stored there.

By activating IP anonymization on this website, your IP address is truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmission. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activities, and provide other services related to website usage and internet usage to the website operator.

The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software settings; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Additionally, you can prevent Google’s collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as Google’s processing of this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

To protect your privacy, we have configured Google Analytics to anonymize your IP address, which truncates and anonymizes it before transmission to Google. The complete IP address is not transmitted to Google. Furthermore, we have set a maximum retention period of 14 months for the data. Further information on data protection and data processing by Google Analytics can be found in Google’s Privacy Policy:

Amazon Partner program

Our website participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. The Amazon Services LLC Associates Program is operated by, Inc., 410 Terry Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109-5210, USA (“Amazon”).

When you click on Amazon product links on our website and make a purchase, we may earn advertising fees from Amazon. These fees help support our website and the content we provide to our users.

The processing of your data through the Amazon Partner Program is based on our legitimate interest in monetizing our website’s content and providing valuable information to our users, pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Amazon may use cookies and tracking technologies to track the performance of the affiliate links and to attribute sales to our website. This allows us to earn advertising fees based on the successful referrals made through our affiliate links.

For more information about how Amazon processes data and the privacy practices of the Amazon Partner Program, please refer to Amazon’s Privacy Notice:

Inquiries via Email or Phone

If you contact us via email or phone, your inquiry, including all resulting personal data (name, inquiry), will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of addressing your request. We do not share this data without your consent. The processing of this data is based on Art. 6(1)(b) of the GDPR, provided your inquiry is related to the fulfillment of a contract or necessary for pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, processing is based on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR) and/or our legitimate interests (Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR) since we have a legitimate interest in effectively processing the inquiries directed to us.

The data you send us through contact inquiries will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g., after completing the processing of your request). Mandatory legal provisions, especially retention periods, remain unaffected.

Security of your data / SSL encryption

In accordance with legal regulations, this site uses SSL encryption, recognizable by a lock symbol in the address bar of your browser. Transmitted data cannot be read by third parties if SSL encryption is activated.

This is usually a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is being transmitted in encrypted form by the closed representation of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

User rights

You can request information about the personal data stored about you at any time and free of charge. Your rights also include a confirmation, correction, restriction, blocking and deletion of such data and the provision of a copy of the data in a form suitable for transmission, as well as the revocation of a given consent and the objection. Statutory retention requirements remain unaffected.

Your rights arise in particular from the following standards of the GDPR:

  • Article 7(3) – Right to withdraw consent under data protection law
  • Article 12 – Transparent information, communication and modalities for exercising the rights of the data subject
  • Article 13 – Obligation to provide information when collecting personal data from the data subject
  • Article 14 – Information to be provided when the personal data have not been collected from the data subject
  • Article 15 – Right of access of the data subject, right to confirmation and to be provided with a copy of the personal data
  • Article 16 – Right to rectification
  • Article 17 – Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”)
  • Article 18 – Right to restriction of processing
  • Article 19 – Obligation to notify in relation to rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing
  • Article 20 – Right to Data Portability
  • Article 21 – Right to object
  • Article 22 – Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling
  • Article 77 – Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

To exercise your rights (with the exception of Art. 77 GDPR), please contact the office named under “Responsible within the meaning of the GDPR” (e.g. by email).

Supervisory authority:

Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg

Lautenschlagerstraße 20
70173 Stuttgart

Phone: 0711/615541-0
Fax: 0711/615541-15

Email: [email protected]