1. Data Privacy at a Glance
The following information provides a simple overview of how we use your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data includes all data that can be used to personally identify you. Please see our Data Privacy Declaration below this text for full information on data privacy.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is handled by the website operator. The operator’s contact information is provided in this website’s Legal Notice.
How do we record your data?
We collect your data firstly when you share it with us. This may include data, for instance, that you enter into a contact from.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit our website. This primarily includes technical data (such as data on your web browser, operating system, or the time at which you accessed our page). This data is recorded automatically when you access our website.
For what purposes do we use your data?
We collect some of your data to ensure we can provide this website free from errors. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have to your data?
You have the right to receive information free of charge at any time regarding the origin, recipient, and purpose of your saved personal data. You also have the right to request rectification, blockage, or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time using the address provided in the Legal Notice for these and other questions related to data privacy. Furthermore, you have the right to submit a complaint with the responsible supervising authority.
Analytic tools and tools from third party providers
When you visit our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically analyzed. We do so primarily using cookies and analytic programs. Typically, your surfing behavior is analyzed anonymously; your surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information on this analysis is provided in the following Data Privacy Declaration.
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you on how to object in this Data Privacy Declaration.
2. General framework and mandatory information
The operator of this website takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and use it in accordance with legal data privacy regulations and this Data Privacy Declaration.
We collect a variety of personal data when you use this website. Personal data includes data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Privacy Declaration explains what data we collect and the purposes for which we use it. It also explains how and for what purpose we use your data.
We would like to note that data transmission online (for instance through e-mail communication) may involve gaps in security. It is not possible to provide seamless protection for data from third party access.
Right to submit complaints to the responsible supervisory authority
If data privacy law violations occur, the data subject has the right to submit a complaint to the responsible supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority for questions about data privacy law is the State Data Protection Officer of the state where our company is headquartered. A list of Data Protection Officers and their contact information is provided at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
SSL and TLS encryption
This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for reasons of security, and to protect the transmission of confidential content such as orders or inquiries you send to us as the page operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection because the address line in your browser will switch from “http://” to “https://” and you will see a lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be accessed by third parties.
Information, blockage, deletion
You have the right to receive information on your saved personal data at any time within the framework of applicable law, as well as the origin of that data, data recipients, and the purpose of data processing. You may also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address provided in the Legal Notice for these and other questions related to your personal data.
3. Data collection on our website
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain saved on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.
You can change your browser settings so you will be informed when cookies are saved and can only allow cookies in individual instances. You can also exclude acceptance of cookies in all cases or in certain cases, and activate automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of the website may be limited.
Cookies required to carry out electronic communication or provide certain functions you request (such as the shopping cart function) are saved in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in saving cookies to ensure the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If other cookies (such as cookies used to analyze your surfing behavior) are saved, these are dealt with separately in our Data Privacy Declaration.
Server log files
The page provider automatically collects and saves information in so-called log files, which your browser transmits to us automatically. These are:
- 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 combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows for the processing of data to fulfill an agreement or to carry out pre-contractual measures.
If you send us an inquiry using the contact form, your information from the contact form and the contact data you provide there is saved by us for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for follow-up questions. We do not provide this data to third parties without your consent.
Data entered into the contact form, therefore, is processed solely based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. An e-mail notification to us is sufficient to do so, with no formal requirements. The legality of data processing carried out up to the time the revocation was submitted shall remain unaffected by it.
We will retain data entered by you into the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent to save it, or until the purpose for which data was saved no longer applies (for instance after we have finished processing your inquiry). Mandatory legal regulations – in particular retention periods – shall remain unaffected.
4. Analytic tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files saved on your computer that facilitate an analysis of your use of our website. The information provided by these cookies regarding your use of our website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google analytics cookies are saved on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and advertisements.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. Because of this, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within member states of the European Union or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it will be shortened. Google will use this information to evaluate your site usage, create reports regarding website activity, and complete additional services associated with your internet use for the website operator. The IP addresses transferred by your browser as part of Google Analytics are not associated with other data from Google.
You can prohibit the storage of cookies by changing the settings in your browser software accordingly; we would, however, like to inform you that in this case you will not be able to use the full extent of all functions on our website. You can, additionally, prohibit the collection of the data created by cookies and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google and Google’s processing of this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link. https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. This saves an opt-out cookie that prevents your data from being in collected in the future when you visit this website: Google Analytics is deactivated Activate now.
For more information on how user data are handled by Google Analytics, please see the Google Data Privacy Declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
Contract data processing
We have concluded an agreement for contract data processing with Google, and we fully implement the strict specifications of German data privacy agencies governing the use of Google Analytics.
Demographic features on Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographic features” function of Google Analytics. This function can be used to create reports with information on the age, sex and interests of page visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertisements from Google and visitor data from third party providers. This data cannot be associated with a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time using the display settings in your Google account, or generally object to the collection of your data by Google Analytics as indicated in the point “Objection to data collection.”
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an e-mail address from you and information allowing us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and consent to receive the newsletter. Further data will be collected only on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested information, and do not transmit it to third parties.
Data entered into the newsletter registration form is processed solely based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke the consent you have granted to save your data and your e-mail address and to use these to send the newsletter at any time, for instance by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of data processing carried out up to the time the revocation was submitted shall remain unaffected by it.
We will continue saving data obtained for the purpose of sending the newsletter until you unsubscribe. This data will be deleted after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data we have saved for other purposes (such as e-mail addresses for the member area) shall remain unaffected.
This website uses CleverReach to send newsletters. The provider is CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede. CleverReach is a service that can be used to organize and analyze newsletter delivery. The data you enter for the purpose of receiving the newsletter (such as your e-mail address) is saved on CleverReach servers in Germany and Ireland.
Sending our newsletter with CleverReach allows us to analyze the behavior of newsletter recipients. We can analyze, for instance, how many recipients open the newsletter message and how often different links are clicked in the newsletter. Conversion tracking can also be used to analyze whether a pre-defined action (such as purchasing a product on our website) is carried out after the user clicks the link in our newsletter. Further information on data analysis using the CleverReach newsletter is available at: https://www.cleverreach.com/de/funktionen/reporting-und-tracking/.
Data is processed based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of data processing carried out up to the time the revocation was submitted shall remain unaffected by it.
If you do not want your behavior to be analyzed by CleverReach, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide an unsubscribe link in each newsletter for this purpose. In addition, you can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.
We will continue saving data obtained for the purpose of sending the newsletter until you unsubscribe. This data will be deleted both from our servers and from the CleverReach servers after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data we have saved for other purposes (such as e-mail addresses for the member area) shall remain unaffected.
Further information is provided in the CleverReach data privacy provisions at: https://www.cleverreach.com/de/datenschutz/.
6. Plug-ins and tools
Google Web Fonts
This pages uses web fonts provided by Google to ensure fonts appear uniform across the entire page. Google fonts are locally installed. No connection is made to Google servers.
This page uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Your IP address must be saved to use the Google Maps function. Typically, this information is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there. The provider of this website has no influence over this data transmission.
Google Maps are used in order to provide an attractive online service and to make it easier for users to find locations we indicate on the website. We have a justifiable interest in doing so according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
For more information on how user data are handled, please see the Google Data Privacy Declaration: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.