This Data Privacy Statement is provided in English for your convenience. Please note that in case of a dispute or discrepancy between the German Data Privacy Statement and the English translation, the German version shall prevail.
The collection, processing (storage, alteration, transfer, blocking and deletion) and usage of your data will be treated in compliance with the data protection regulations.
Collection, processing and usage of anonymous data
Our web presence is designed in a way that personal data are only requested when really necessary. You can at every stage cancel the usage of our web presence by closing your browser or accessing another website.
If no personal data are necessary for your information, there is no reason to collect such data. In this way you can inform yourself anonymously of the web presence without any personal details.
For only informational use of our Internet offering it is not strictly required, to enter personal data. We merely collect and use access data which are not personally identifiable, such as
the name of your Internet service provider,
the web page you have come from to visit our website, or the name of the file that you have requested,
the quantity of data transmitted,
the date and the time of the request,
the incomplete IP address (the first three digit fields) of the computer making the request,
the notification whether data retrieval was successful,
used types of Web browsers,
used operating systems.
In this way we exclusively process anonymous data, which basically do not lead to any conclusion in relation to the user. The purpose of recording these data is to allow the use of the web site (connection setup), for system security, for technical administration of the network infrastructure and in order to optimize our Internet service. There is no forwarding of these data to third parties nor further data interpretation.
Collection, processing and usage of personal data
Personal data are only collected and used when voluntarily submitting them in case of questions for example by using our contact form, a test account, at the time of the conclusion of the contract or when registering for our newsletter.
We use the data provided by you without your express permission exclusively for the purpose of the necessary fulfilling and processing of the offered service. After complete execution of the offered services, your data are locked against further use and are deleted after expiration of all retention periods according to tax and commerce laws, unless you have expressly given permission to continued use of your data or a further legal obligation exists.
In the case of registering for the newsletter, your e-mail address will be used for advertising purposes, until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. The cancellation of the newsletter is possible any time by notifying us or using the unsubscribe option in our online offering or within the newsletter emails.
On the scope of any approval to be given the user will, in connection with the registration for the respective service, be informed transparently and the approval will be recorded. The content of the given approval will be available within the service on call. Unless you give us your consent, we apologise for any inconvenience that you may not be able to participate in the respective service.
Usage of cookies
To make the visit of our website more attractive and to enable certain functions, we use so-called cookies on different pages. These are small text files that are stored on your terminal. Some of the cookies used by us are deleted at the end of your browser session, more precisely by closing your browser. Others will remain on your terminal and enable us or our partner companies, to recognize your browser upon your next visit. Moreover our website uses the combined application of first-party cookies (e.g. Google Analytics Cookies) and third-party cookies (e.g. Adserver Cookies) to evaluate how ad impressions, other uses of ad services and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services correlate with visits on our website. Furthermore this website uses the Google Analytics reports to analyse demographic characteristics and interests like age, sex and language and saves them in a cookie. These data are not reducible to any particular individual and can at any time be disabled in the display settings.
You can adjust your browser so that you are informed about the placement of cookies, and separately decide on their acceptance or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally. In case you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be restricted, especially when ordering products.
Notes on Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is, as a rule, transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In case of the activation of the anonymisation of the IP address on this website, your IP address will, however, be shortened by Google before, within member states of the European Union or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of this site operator Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide more services related to the use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be united with other data of Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by an appropriate adjustment of your browser software; however we point out to you that in this case you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website. Furthermore you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and the data related to your usage of the website (including your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link.
Notes on the usage of Twitter
Features of the service Twitter are integrated on our websites. These features are provided by the Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter and the feature “Re-Tweet” the websites visited by you will be linked with your Twitter account and announced to other users. As a result data will also be transmitted to Twitter.
Notes on the usage of Google +1
Collection and disclosure of information:
By means of the Google +1 button you can publish information worldwide. By using the Google +1 button you and other users can receive customised contents by Google and our partners. Google stores the information, that you gave +1 for a content, as well as information about the website, that you have visited when clicking on +1. Your +1 can be displayed as indications together with your profile name and your photograph in Google services, like in search results or in your Google profile, or at other places on websites and ads in the internet. Google records information about your +1 activities, to improve the Google services for you and others. In order to make use of the Google +1 button, you require a worldwide visible public Google profile, that at least has to contain the name used for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases this name can also replace another name, that you have used by sharing contents via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users, who know your email address or have other identifying information about you at their disposal.
Notes on Facebook
Our web presence uses social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is run by the Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins can be recognised by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile or a “thumbs up” symbol) or are marked with the addition “Facebook social plugin”. The list and the appearance of the Facebook social plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins.
If you visit one of our websites, that contains such a plugin your browser will set up a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin will be transmitted directly to your browser by Facebook and integrated in the website. Therefore we have no bearing on the extent of the data, that Facebook collects by means of this plugin and we inform you according to our level of knowledge. By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information, that you have visited the corresponding page of our web presence. If you are logged on to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to your Facebook account. By interacting with the plugins, for instance when clicking on the like button or leaving a comment, the corresponding information will be transmitted directly to Facebook by your browser and stored there. In case you are no member of Facebook the odds are still that Facebook will find out your IP address and stores it. The purpose and extent of the data collection and the further processing and usage of the data by Facebook together with your rights in this respect and setting options to protect your privacy, please see the data protection notice of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.
If you are a member of Facebook and do not wish Facebook to collect data about you via our web presence and connects them with your stored data on Facebook, you have to log out of Facebook before visiting our website. It is also possible to block possible Facebook social plugins with add ons for your browser, for example with the “Facebook Blocker”.
Disclosure of personal data
A disclosure to a third party, even in parts for commercial nor non-commercial purposes does not take place. This shall not apply only with your explicit agreement or the data transfer is justified due to the applicable legal requirements. A transfer of your data occurs hence for instance if necessary for the execution of contractual services.
Right of information and contact
You have a right to free information about your stored data, as well as if necessary a right to correction, blocking and deletion of these data. In case of questions regarding collection, proecessing or usage of your personal data, in the event of information, correction blocking or deletion of data, plus revocation of given approval, please contact:
Depending on the legal requirements, your data will be corrected, immediately deleted or rather blocked, under the condition that your data are not necessary for us to meet our obligations to you. This can also be done retrospectively for all your personal data stored in the past. To protect your privacy and your security we reserve the right to check your identity, before being able to carry out such measures.
In order to prevent an unauthorised access or disclosure, to guarantee the accuracy of the data and to ensure the entitled use, we have set up technical and organisational procedures to save and protect the data that we enquire online. We ask you to handle your login data with care and close the browser window after you have finished the communication with us, especially when using the computer together with others.
Questions and notes
If you have further questions on the subject of privacy in our web offer, you can contact us via the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then attempt to answer your questions as quickly as possible and to overcome any concerns.