Data protection declaration
1. Data protection at a glance
The following information provides a simple overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data by means of which you can be personally identified. Detailed information regarding the topic of data protection can be found in the data protection declaration below.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data on this website is processed by the website operator. The contact data of the website operator can be found in the legal notice for this website.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected when you give it to us, for example, when you enter it in a contact form.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. Such data mainly consists of technical data (such as the Internet browser, operating system or time the website was opened). This data is recorded automatically as soon as you call our website.
Why do we need your data?
Part of the data is collected to guarantee an error-free provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have in regard to your data?
You have the right at any time to obtain information on the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of costs. You also have a right to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose and in case of other questions regarding data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address listed in the legal notice. In addition, you have the right to complain to the responsible regulatory authority.
Analysis tools and tools from third-party suppliers
When you visit our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly implemented using cookies and so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous and cannot be traced back to your person. You can object to this analysis or prevent it through the non-use of certain tools. You can find detailed information in the following data protection declaration.
You can object to this analysis. We will provide information on the objection possibilities in this data protection declaration.
2. General and obligatory information
The operator of this website takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially according to the legal data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is data by means of which you can be personally identified. This data protection declaration explains which data we collected and why we use it. It also explains how and to which purpose it takes place.
Please note that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may involve gaps in security. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Information regarding the responsible body
The body responsible for data collection on this website is:
Phone: +49 (0) 89 890 63 64 0
The responsible body is the natural or legal person who decides solely or together with others regarding the purpose and means of processing personal data (such as names, e-mail addresses, and similar data).
Revocation of your consent regarding data processing
Many data processing transactions are possible only with your express consent. You can revoke any previously granted consent at any time. To do so, an informal e-mail message to us suffices. The legality of any data processing performed up to the point in time of the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to complain to the responsible regulatory authority
In case of any violations of data protection law, you have the right to complain to the responsible regulatory authority. The responsible regulatory authority for legal data protection issues is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company has its headquarters. A list of the data protection officers and their contact data can be found under the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_linksnode.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we have processed automatically on the basis of your consent or in the fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a standard machine-readable format. Insofar as you demand a direct transmission of the data to another responsible person, this is possible only if technical feasible.
SSL and/or TLS encoding
For security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as a website operator, this site uses SSL and/or TLS encoding. You can recognize an encoded connection when the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and a lock symbol appears on your browser line.
If SSL and/or TLS encoding is activated, the data you send to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
Within the scope of the valid legal regulations, you have the right to obtain information on your stored personal data, its origin and the recipient and purposes of the data processing, as well as, if pertinent, a right to the correction, blocking or deletion of this data at any time, free of costs. For this purpose and in case of other questions regarding data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address listed in the legal notice.
Objection against e-mails used for advertising purposes
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published within the scope of our obligation to provide a legal notice to send unsolicited advertising and informational materials. The operator of the website expressly reserves the right to take legal action in case of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.
3. Data protection officer
Legally required data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Phone: +49 (0) 89 890 63 64 0
4. Data collection on our website
This website uses so-called cookies to some extent. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our offering more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser.
Most cookies we use are so-called session cookies. They are deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Other cookies remained stored on your terminal device until you delete them yourself. These cookies let us recognize your browser the next time you visit us.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow this setting of cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. The deactivation of cookies can limit the functionality of this website.
Cookies required to perform electronic communication or provide you with certain functions you desire (such as a shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation). The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically fault-free and optimized provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (i.e., cookies for the analysis of your surfing behavior) are saved, these cookies are dealt with separately in this data protection declaration.
Server log files
The provider of this website automatically collects and saves information in so-called server log files that your browser sends to us automatically. This information is as follows:
- Browser type and version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server inquiry
- IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
The basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation), which permits the processing of data for the fulfillment of a contract or precontractual measures.
If you send us inquiry by contact form, we will save your information from the inquiry form, including the contact data you provide there, for the processing of the inquiry and in case of any follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
The data entered in the contact form is therefore processed solely on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation)). You can revoke this consent at any time. To do so, an informal e-mail message to us suffices. The legality of any data processing performed up to the point in time of the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
We retain the data entered in the contact conform until you request a deletion, until you revoke your consent for storage or until the purpose for the storage of the data is no longer application (for example, when the processing of your inquiry is completed). Mandatory legal provisions – especially those regarding retention periods – remain unaffected.
5. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses the functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is generally transferred to a Google server in the United States and saved there.
Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation). The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both its web offering and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, your IP address is abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other treaty states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmission to the United States. The full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the United States and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the website operator, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on the website activities and render other services for the website operator connected with the use of the website and the Internet itself. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting in your browser software; please note, however, that you might not be able to use the full scope of functions of this website in this case. In addition, you can prevent the sending of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and prevent the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection against data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents the collection of your data at future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.
More information on the handling of user data by Google Analytics can be found in the data protection declaration of Google: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
Commissioned data processing
We have concluded a contract for commissioned data process with Google, completely implementing the strict regulations of the Germany data protection authorities regarding the use of Google Analytics in the process.
“Demographics” function of Google Analytics
This website uses the “Demographics” function of Google Analytics. This function can be used to create reports regarding the age, gender and interests of the website visitors. This data comes from the interest-related advertising of Google and the visitor data of third-party suppliers. This data cannot be allocated to a certain person. You can deactivate this function at any time using the display settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the “Objection against data collection” section.
If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter provided on the website, we need your e-mail address and any information that allows us to check whether you are the owner of the specified e-mail address and that you consent to the receipt of the newsletter. Other data is collected either not at all or only on a voluntary basis. We will use this data only to send the requested information and will not pass it on to third parties.
The data entered in the newsletter subscription form is processed solely on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation)). The granted consent to store the data and e-mail address and to use them for the sending of the newsletter can be revoked at any time using the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of any data processing performed up to the point in time of the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you provided to us for the subscription to the newsletter are stored until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and are then deleted. Data that we have saved for additional purposes (such as e-mail addresses in the member area) remain unaffected.
7. Plugins and tools
This website uses the plugins of the Google-operated website YouTube. The operator of this website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit on of our pages that has been equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection is established to the servers of YouTube. In the process, the YouTube server is informed which of our pages you visited.
If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to allocate your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this allocation by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offering. This is considered to be a legitimate interest within the scope of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation).
Additional information on the handling of user data can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
This website uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When calling a page, your browser loads the required web fonts in your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you use must establish a connection to the servers of Google. As a result, Google receives the information that your IP address called our website. Google Fonts is used in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online offering. This is considered to be a legitimate interest within the scope of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation).
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font from your computer will be used.
This website uses the Google Maps map service through an API. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the functions of Google Maps, your IP address must be stored. This information is generally sent to a Google server in the United States and stored there. The provider of this website has no influence on this data transmission.
Google Maps is used in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offering and to aid in finding us at the locations specified on the website. This is considered to be a legitimate interest within the scope of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation).
Additional information on the handling of user data can be found in the data protection declaration of Google under: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.