1. Data protection overview
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is carried out by the operator of the website. The relevant contact information can be found in the imprint of this site.
How do we collect your data?
One reason why your data is collected is that you disclose it to us. This may consist of information you enter in a contact form, for example.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you access our website. This data is mainly of a technical nature (e.g. Internet browser, operating system, or time of access to the website). This data is collected as a matter of course, as soon as you access our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to guarantee error-free website operation. Other data may be used to analyse your user habits.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right at all times to obtain, free of charge, information as to the source, recipient and purpose of the personal data concerning you. Furthermore, you have the right to request rectification, blockage, or erasure of this data. You may at any time contact us under the address listed in the imprint concerning these matters or any further queries on the topic of data protection. You furthermore have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.
2. General and statutory information
We kindly remind you that the data transmission via the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) may involve gaps in security. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Information on responsible authority
The responsible authority for data processing on this website is:
Phone: + 49 2053 492 26 21
The responsible authority is the natural or legal person who, alone or in conjunction with others, determines the purpose and means of processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses or the like).
Withdrawing your consent to data processing
Many data processing procedures may only be carried out with your explicit consent. You may withdraw your granted consent at any time, simply by sending us an informal email message. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
Right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority
In cases where data protection is infringed, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority in matters of data protection is the federal state data protection officer of the federal state in which the head office of our company is situated. A list of the data protection officers and their contact information can be found at: www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to receive, or have transmitted to a third party, data we have processed automatically on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract, in a commonly used and machine-readable format. If you request that the data be transmitted directly from one controller to another, this shall only occur where technically feasible.
SSL and TLS encryption
For reasons of security, and to protect the transmission of confidential content such as orders or queries which you send to our website operator, we use SSL or TLS encryption. You can tell whether a connection is encrypted, because the address bar in the browser changes from “http://” to “https://”, and by way of the padlock icon in your browser line.
When the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, third parties cannot read the data you transfer to us.
Access, blockage and erasure
Within the framework of current legislation, you have the right at any time, free of charge, to obtain access to your stored personal data, and to the source, recipients and purpose of data processing, and, where applicable, a right to access, free of charge, to rectification, blockage or erasure of this data. You may at any time contact us under the address listed in the imprint concerning these matters or any further queries on the topic of data protection.
Objection to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of the contact data published as part of our duty to publish an imprint for the purpose of sending us any advertising or information material which we have not expressly requested. The operators of these pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event that unsolicited advertising information is sent, for example by spam mail.
3. Data collection on our website
To some extent, websites utilise so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your terminal, and do not contain viruses. Their purpose is to make our service more user-friendly, effective and secure. They consist of small text files which are deposited onto your computer and which are stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”, which are automatically erased at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal until you have them deleted. The purpose of these cookies is for us to be able to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You may activate your browser in such a way that you are informed whenever cookies are set, permit specific cookies only, accept them in special cases, rule out altogether, or have these deleted automatically when you close your browser. When cookies are disabled, this may limit the functionality of this website.
Server log files
The website provider collects and stores information automatically in so-called server log files, which are transferred to us as a matter of course. These are:
- the type of browser and version
- the operating system in use
- the referrer URL
- the host name of the accessing computer
- the time of the server request
- the IP address
This data is not combined with other sources of data.
The basis for data processing is point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, which allows processing of data in order to fulfil a contract or to take steps prior to entering a contract.
When you send us requests via a contact form, your particulars from the enquiry form, including the contact information disclosed in it, is stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in case of follow-up queries. We do not transfer this data without your consent.
In this way, the processing of data included in the contact form takes place solely on the basis of your consent (point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR). You may withdraw this consent at any time, simply by sending us an informal email. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
The information you have disclosed in the contact form is stored by us until you request its erasure, you withdraw your consent to storage, or until the purpose of storage has been fulfilled (e.g. after processing of your enquiry has been concluded). Mandatory legal provisions, in particular retention periods prescribed by law, remain unaffected.
4. Plugins and tools
Google Web Fonts
For the standardised display of fonts, this website uses so-called web fonts, which are made available by Google. When you access a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to properly display texts and fonts.
To this end, the browser connection you use must establish a connection with Google’s servers. In doing so, Google is informed that our website was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts takes place in the interest of a standardized and appealing display of our online features, and constitutes a legitimate interest in the meaning of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer will use standard fonts of its own.
Via an API, this website utilises the Google Maps map service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
In order to use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The operator of this site has no influence over this transmission of data.
We use Google Maps takes place in the interest of an appealing display of our online features and in order to easily find the placenames mentioned on our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest in the meaning of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR.
We use CSS files from supplier NetDNA, LLC (3575 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Suite 330, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA; “MaxCDN”), which allow a standardised display of fonts. This constitutes a legitimate interest in the meaning of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR.
When you visit the website, the provider is informed that our website was accessed via your IP address.
For more information on the purpose and extent of data collection and the processing of the same by the plugin provider, please consult the latter’s privacy policies. There, you will find further details concerning your corresponding rights, and configuration options to protect your privacy: https://www.maxcdn.com/legal/#privacy.