Data protection

Data protection at a glance

General information

The following information provides a simplified overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data which could personally identify you. Detailed information on data protection can be found below in our data protection declaration.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for collecting data on this website?

Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. The details of the website operator can be found in the legal details of this website.

How do we collect your data?

One of the ways your data is collected is that you share it with us. So this might, for example, be what you enter in a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is principally technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time you viewed the page). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use this data for?

Some data is collected in order to ensure fault-free use of the website. Other data might be used to analyse user behaviour.

What rights do you have in regard to your data?

You have the right at any time to obtain, free of charge, information regarding the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to demand that this data is corrected, blocked or deleted. To do this or if you have any further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice. Furthermore, you have a legal right of appeal to the relevant supervisory authority.

Analytical tools and other tools used by third parties

When you visit our website, your web-surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This happens principally via Cookies and analysis programmes. The analysis of your web-surfing behaviour is usually anonymous; web-surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can refuse this analysis or prevent it by not using particular tools. Detailed information on this can be found in the following data protection declaration.

You can refuse this analysis. Information on the options for refusal can be found in this data protection declaration.

General and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data confidentially and in compliance with legal data protection legislation and this data protection declaration.

If you use this website, a variety of personal data will be collected. Personal data is any data which could personally identify you. This data protection declaration explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how that happens and for what purpose.

We would make you aware that data transfer via the Internet (e.g. in an email communication) can have security loopholes. It is not possible to guarantee that data will be protected from access by third parties.

Revocation of consent to data processing

Many data processing procedures are only possible if you give your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time, even after it has been given. For this we require only an informal notification by email. The legality of the data processing carried out prior to revocation of consent remains unaffected.

Right of appeal to the relevant supervisory authority

In the event of any infringement of data protection law, the complainant has a legal right of appeal to the relevant supervisory authority. The relevant supervisory authority for questions of data protection is the regional data protection officer of the German state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers together with their contact details can be found by following this link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right of data portability

You are entitled to obtain the data which we have automatically processed on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of an agreement per se or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible person, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.

SSL and TLS encryption

For reasons of security and to protect the transmission of confidential material such as orders or queries which you send to us as website operator, this page uses SSL and TLS encryption. You will recognise and encrypted message because the address line of the browser will have changed from „http://“ to „https://“ and there will be a padlock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption has been activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by a third party.

Information, blocking, deletion

As part of the applicable legal regulations you are entitled at any time to obtain free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing and, if appropriate, a right to the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. To do this or if you have any further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice.

Objection to advertising mail

An objection is hereby registered to the use of contact data which has been disclosed because of the legal obligation to provide publication details for the purposes of sending unsolicited advertising and information material. The website operators explicitly reserve the right to take legal action in the event that unsolicited advertising material is sent, such as in the form of spam.

Data collection on our website

Cookies

To a certain extent, the Internet pages use Cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are intended to make our services more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer and saved in your browser.

The Cookies we use most are called „Session Cookies“. These are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other Cookies remain saved on your device until you delete them on your device. These Cookies enable us to recognise your browser when you next visit our website.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the placing of Cookies and allow them only in individual cases, accept them for a particular reason or generally exclude them or automatically delete them when the browser is closed. De-activating Cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary for carrying out electronic communication processes or for the provision of functions you wish to retain (e.g. shopping basket) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1f of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing Cookies for the technically fault-free and optimised provision of services. Insofar as other Cookies are stored (e.g. Cookies for the analysis of your surfing behaviour), they are dealt with separately in this data protection declaration.

Server log files

The website provider gathers and automatically saves information in server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of accessing computer
  • Time of server enquiry
  • IP address

This data will not be merged with any other data sources.

The basis for all data processing is Art. 6 Para 1b of the GDPR which permits data processing for the purpose of fulfilling a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

When you send queries to us via a contact form, we store your details, including the contact details you supply on the form, for the purposes of processing your query and in case there are any follow-up questions. We do not disseminate this data without your consent.

Thus any processing of the data supplied in the contact form is carried out solely on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1a of the GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this we require only an informal notification by email. The legality of the data processing carried out prior to revocation of consent remains unaffected.

The data supplied by you in the contact form remains with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to having it stored or the purpose for which it has been stored lapses (e.g. after your query has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

Registering on this website

You can register on our website in order to be able to use additional functions on the site. We use the additional data supplied solely to enable the use of the respective offer or service for which you have registered. All required information must be supplied in full during registration. Otherwise we shall reject your registration.

We will use the email address you supplied on registration to inform you of any important changes to the scope of our services or in the event of technically necessary changes.

All processing of the data supplied when registering is carried out solely on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1a of the GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time. For this we require only an informal notification by email. The legality of the data processing carried out prior to revocation of consent remains unaffected.

The data collected on registering is stored by us for as long as you are registered on our website, after which it will be deleted. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Plug-ins and tools

Google Web fonts

For the uniform presentation of fonts, this site uses web fonts provided by Google. When you visit a site, your browser downloads the necessary web fonts in your browser cache so that text and fonts are displayed correctly.

For this reason the browser you are using must connect to the Google servers. During this process Google learns that you have called up our website via your PI address. We use Google fonts in the interests of providing a unified and attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest in terms of Art. 6 Para.1f of the GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer will use a standard font.

Further information on Google web fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in the Google data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps mapping service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Use of the functions of Google Maps is necessary for storing your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is stored. The provider of this website has no influence on this data transmission.

The use of Google Maps is in the interests of providing an attractive display of our online services and making it easy to find the places we mention on our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest in terms of Art. 6 Para.1f of the GDPR.

Further information on handling user data can be found in the Google data protection declaration: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

YouTube

Our website uses plug-ins for the Google-operated website YouTube. The website operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages with a YouTube plug-in, a link is established to the YouTube servers. This automatically informs the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.

If you have logged in to your YouTube account you have enabled YouTube to match your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

We use YouTube in the interests of providing an attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest in terms of Art. 6 Para.1f of the GDPR.

Further information on handling user data can be found in the YouTube data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Analyse Tools and Advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses Cookies. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the Cookie on your use of this website is as a rule transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored.

The storage of Google Analytics Cookies is on the basis of Art 6. Para. 1f of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both his web content and his advertising.

IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that your IP address will be abbreviated within the member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the agreement on the European Economic Area prior to its transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional circumstances will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it will be abbreviated. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activity and to provide further services to the website provider connected with website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be added to other Google data.

Browser Plug-in

You can prevent Cookies from being stored by setting your browser software accordingly; we would, however, advise you that in doing so you may no longer be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the Cookie and on your use of the website (incl. your IP address), being sent to and processed by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available by clicking on the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objection to data collection

Further information on handling user data at Google Analytics can be found in the Google data protection declaration: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out Cookie will be set to prevent the collection of your data on future visits to this website:

Deactivate Google Analytics