1. Data protection at a glance
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the imprint section of this website.
How is data collected?
On the one hand, your data is collected when you share it with us. This may be data that you enter in a contact form, for example.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. This mainly includes technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time when the page was visited). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use the data for?
Some data is collected in order to ensure the website functions properly. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have with regard to your data?
You have the right to obtain information about the origin, recipient and purpose of the personal data stored by us free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. Should you have further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notices. You also have the right to appeal to the competent supervisory authority.
Analysis tools and tools from third parties
2. General notes and mandatory information
We would like to point out that the online transmission of data (such as via email) may be exposed to security gaps. It is impossible to completely protect data against unauthorised access by third parties.
Address of the data controller
The data controller who is responsible for processing data on this website is:
Telephone: +49 (0) 6221 64702-77
The data controller is the natural or legal person who alone or, together with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revoking your consent to data processing
Many data processing processes are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your previously given consent at any time. To do so all you need to do is send us an informal email. Data that has been processed up to the point that the revocation is requested has been processed on legitimate grounds and remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of breaches of data protection law, the data subject has a right to appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority for data protection issues is the data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found on the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
In the case of data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, you have the right to have this data handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the data to be transferred directly to another data controller, this will only take place if it is technically feasible.
SSL and TLS encryption
This site uses SSL and TLS encryption respectively for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can check you have an encrypted connection when you see that the browser’s address field has changed from “http://” to “https://” and when you see the lock symbol in the browser address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
Within the scope of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to obtain information free of charge concerning the personal data we have stored about you. You also have the right to know the origin of the data, who is receiving it and for what purpose the data is being processed. If necessary, you also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. Should you have further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address provided in the imprint.
Objection to advertising emails
We hereby object to the use of information published in our imprint as required by law to send us unsolicited advertising and informational material. The operators of the websites expressly reserve the right to take legal action against such unsolicited advertising information and spam emails.
3. Data protection officer
Data protection officer as required by law
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Telephone: +49 (0) 6221 64702-77
4. Data collection on our website
Most of the cookies we use are known as “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies makes it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in what are known as server log files, which your browser automatically sends to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the computer establishing access
- Date and time of the server request
- IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or due to pre-contractual measures.
If you contact us via the contact form, the requested information on the form, including contact data specified by you, will be stored by us solely for the purpose of processing the request and for follow-up questions. We will not share this data without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form is thus carried out exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time. To do so all you need to do is send us an informal email. Data that has been processed up to the point that the revocation is requested has been processed on legitimate grounds and remains unaffected by the revocation.
We keep the data you enter in the contact form until you request to delete it, you revoke your consent for it to be stored or until the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions, especially retention periods, remain unaffected.
5. Analytics and advertising
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service. This is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses 'cookies'. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States..
Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymisation feature on this website. Your IP address will thus be truncated by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports regarding website activity and to provide other services to the website operator related to website usage and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, we wish to point out that by doing so, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting data on your use of the website (including your IP address) generated by the cookie, and also prevent the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objecting to collection of data
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be created, which will prevent the collection of any of your data when visiting this website in future: Disabling Google Analytics.
Contract data processing
We have entered into an agreement on contract data processing with Google. When using Google Analytics, we fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities.
6. Plugins and tools
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of these pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages which feature a YouTube plugin, a connection is established to the YouTube servers. The YouTube server is then informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you are allowing YouTube to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
We use YouTube in order to present our website in an appealing way. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
Google Web Fonts
To ensure that fonts are presented as uniformly as possible, this website uses ‘web fonts’ which are made available by Google. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
To do this, your browser must connect to Google's servers. As a result, Google learns that our website has been accessed via your IP address. We use Google Web Fonts in order to present our website in a uniform and appealing way. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.