- Data privacy at a glance
The following information gives a simple overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified. You can find detailed information on the topic of data privacy in our privacy statement cited below this text.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is done by the website operator. You can find the website operator’s contact details in the legal notice on this website.
How do we collect your data?
Your data are automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are primarily technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of accessing the site). Collection of these data is done automatically as soon as you access our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected in order to guarantee error-free functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyse user behaviour.
What rights do you have concerning your data?
You have the right to receive information, free of charge, about the source, recipient and purpose of your personal data stored. You also have the right to request rectification, blocking or erasure of these data. You can contact us at any time regarding this and further questions on the topic of data protection at the address given in the legal notice. In addition, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.
You also have the right to request restriction of the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances. You can find details on this in the privacy statement under “Right to restriction of processing”.
Analysis tools and tools of third-party providers
When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour may be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with cookies and with analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behaviour generally takes place anonymously; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You can find detailed information on this in the following privacy statement.
You can object to this analysis. In this privacy statement, we shall inform you about the opportunities to object.
- General and required information
The operators of this site take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection provisions and this privacy statement.
If you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data are data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy statement clarifies which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purposes this happens.
We would like to point out that the transfer of data on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) can pose security risks. Complete protection of data from being accessed by third parties is not possible.
Information on the controller:
The controller for data processing on this website is:
Telephone +49 5404 9189 40
Fax +49 5404 9189 499
The controller means the natural or legal person, which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses etc.) .
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke any consent already given at any time. This can be done by sending us an informal email. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out up until revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to object to data collection in special cases as well as to direct marketing (Article 21 GDPR)
If data processing takes place on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR, you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data; this also applies to profiling based on those provisions. You can learn the respective legal basis on which processing depends from this privacy statement. If you do raise an objection, we will no longer process the personal data in question unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is intended for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims (objection pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR).
If your personal data are processed in order to engage in direct marketing, you have the right to object to the processing of the personal data in question for the purposes of such marketing; this also applies to profiling if this is associated with such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data shall subsequently no longer be used for the purposes of direct marketing (objection pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR).
Right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority
In cases of breaches of the GDPR, data subjects have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, primarily in the member state of their usual residence, place of work or location of the supposed breach. The right to lodge a complaint exists irrespective of other administrative or judicial remedies.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract transmitted to yourself or to a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. If you request direct transfer of the data to another controller, this shall only be done if it is technically feasible.
Information, blocking, erasure and rectification
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to be given free information at any time about your stored personal data, its source and recipient, and the reason for the data being processed, as well as a right to correct, block, or delete these data, if applicable. You can contact us at any time regarding this and further questions on the topic of personal data at the address given in the legal notice.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to request restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time regarding this at the address given in the legal notice. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:
- If you contest the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, we generally require time to verify this. For the duration of the verification, you have the right to request restriction of the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data occurred/occurs unlawfully, you can request restriction of data processing instead of erasure.
- If we no longer require your personal data, but you, however, require them for the exercise, defence or establishment of legal claims, you have the right to request restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of erasure.
- If you have raised an objection pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR, your interests and our interests must be weighed up. If it has not yet been established which interests outweigh the other, you have the right to request restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data, apart from their storage, may only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of substantial public interest of the European Union or a member state.
Objection to marketing emails
We hereby object to the use of the contact data published as part of the legal notice obligation to send promotional and informational materials which have not been expressly requested. The operators of the site expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of unsolicited sending of promotional materials, such as by spam emails.
- Data collection on our website
Most of the cookies used by us are “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the placing of cookies and allow cookies only in certain cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies in specific cases or in general as well as to activate automatic deleting of cookies when you close your browser. This website’s functionality may be restricted if you deactivate cookies.
Cookies that are necessary for implementing the electronic communication process or for providing specific functions desired by you (e.g. shopping basket function), are stored on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the purpose of error-free and optimised provision of its services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surfing behaviour) are stored, these will be discussed separately in this privacy statement.
Server log files
The site provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser sends to us automatically. These are:
– Browser type and browser version
– Operating system used
– Referrer URL
– Host name of the accessing computer
– Time of server request
– IP address
These data will not be merged with other data sources.
Collection of these data takes place on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the error-free presentation and optimisation of its website.
- Plugins and tools
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (hereinafter: “Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer, to help analyse how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within the member states of the European Union or other signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide other services related to website and Internet use for the website operator. The IP address communicated by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not associated with any other data held by Google.
The purposes of the data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and compile reports about activities on the website. Based on the use of the website and the Internet, other related services shall then be provided. Processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.
You may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the release of data generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: Browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics.
In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our site by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is thereby installed on your device. This prevents collection by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser in the future so long as the cookie remains installed on your browser.
Google Web Fonts
This site uses Web Fonts for the purpose of uniform presentation of fonts that are provided by Google. Google Fonts are locally installed. Linking to Google servers will not take place.
Query by email, phone or fax
If you contact us by email, phone or fax, your query including all resulting personal data (name, query) shall be stored and processed with us in order to handle your request. We will not share this information without your permission.
Processing of these data takes place on the basis of Article 6(1)(b) GDPR insofar as your query is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for implementing pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, processing is based on your consent (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) GDPR) since we have a legitimate interest in effective handling of the queries directed to us.
The data sent by you to us by contact request shall remain with us until you request us to erase them, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage lapses (e.g. after complete handling of your requests). Mandatory statutory provisions – particularly statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.