We are pleased about your interest in our company and that you have taken the time to visit our website. Protecting your personal data is very important to us.
1. Overview of data protection
The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit this website. The term „personal data“ comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.
Data recording on this website
Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website?
The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available under section „Imprint“ on this website.
How do we record your data?
We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information you enter into our contact form.
Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access this website.
What are the purposes we use your data for?
Part of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user patterns.
What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified or eradicated. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the address disclosed in section „Information Required by Law“ on this website if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues. You also have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.
Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For details, please consult the Data Protection Declaration under section „Right to Restriction of Data Processing“.
This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). Personal data collected on this website are stored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, metadata and communications, contract information, contact information, names, web page access, and other data generated through a web site.
The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO) and in the interest of secure, fast and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).
Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to such data.
Execution of a contract data processing agreement
In order to guarantee processing in compliance with data protection regulations, we have concluded an order processing contract with our host.
3. General information and mandatory information
The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.
Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.
We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.
Information about the responsible party (referred to as the „controller“ in the GDPR)
The data processing controller on this website is:
Phone: +49 811 999 77 0
The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Designation of a data protection officer as mandated by law
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Am Stift 4-6
Phone: +49 811 999 77 0
Revocation of your consent to the processing of data
A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
If your personal data is processed in order to engage in direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of such advertising. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR).
Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.
Right to data portability
You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from „http://“ to „https://“ and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information about, rectification and eradication of data
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address provided in section „Imprint.“
Right to demand processing restrictions
You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section „Imprint.“ The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:
- In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
- If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
- If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.
4. Recording of data on this website
In some instances, our website and its pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user-friendly, effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called „session cookies“. They are automatically deleted after your the end of your visit. Other cookies will remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser to make sure that you are informed every time cookies are placed and to enable you to accept cookies in individual cases or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific situations or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing your browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions you want to use (e.g. the shopping cart function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error-free and optimized provision of the operator’s services. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. a consent to store cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.
This website uses the "cookiebot.com" cookie consent tool from Cybot A/S, Havnegade 39, 1058 Copenhagen, Denmark. The purpose of processing is the acquisition and documentation of permissions for storing specific cookies on your end device or the use of specific technologies, and also to provide a technical means for revoking permissions that have been granted. To achieve this, your browser shall, if necessary, transmit personal data to cookiebot.com. In addition, cookiebot.com shall also save a cookie to your browser to enable it to assign or revoke granted permissions. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6, para. 1 lit. f, GDPR.
We use the Piwik PRO Analytics Suite analysis tool to perform statistical and analytical evaluations of specific data. This is a cloud-based web analysis service provided by the company Piwik PRO GmbH in Germany.
Piwik PRO calculates metrics such as bounce rate, page views, sessions and similar data for us so we can understand how our website is used. We can also use visitor browsing history as the basis for creating visitor profiles, so we can analysis visitor behavior, display personalized content and run online campaigns. Piwik PRO does not pass on website visitor data to other sub-processors or third-parties and does not use this data for its own purposes either.
Piwik Pro is hosted on Microsoft Azure servers in Germany. Collected data is deleted after 25 months.
The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para.1 a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. To withdraw your consent at any time, with immediate effect, deselect the Piwik Pro checkbox here. You can change the settings in your browser software to prevent cookies from being stored on your computer. However, if you do so, you might not be able to use all the functions on this website to their full extent.
You can find more information about how Piwik processes data at: https://piwik.pro/privacy-policy/
This site uses features provided by Lead Forensics Ldt, 3000 Lakeside, North Harbour, Western Road, Portsmouth, United Kingdom. Lead Forensics works on the basis of reverse business IP tracking, i.e. the identification of business IP addresses of our website users.
When you visit our website, your IP address is transmitted to Lead Forensics. If the IP address from which you access our website is registered to a commercial company or public institution, Lead Forensics transmits to us the publicly available data of the company to which the IP address is registered, as well as the history and duration of the pages accessed on our homepage. In this process, no personal data of the user is transmitted. For more information, please click here.
Server log files
The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. The information comprises:
- Type and version of browser used
- Used operating system
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
The collection of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.
On our website, we use a contact form that offers the possibility of entering into contact with us. The personal data that you provide to us via a contact form will only be processed for the purpose of processing your request for contact via the contact form. Data will only be forwarded to third parties if this is required for the purpose of processing your request for contact. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Your personal data will be deleted when they are no longer required for the purpose of contacting us. We expressly state that it may be necessary to store your messages due to statutory retention obligations. In this case, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR.
5. Plugins and Tools
Google Web Fonts
This page uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. However, the Google web fonts used are stored locally on the web server and are not reloaded from Google servers.
If your browser should not support Web Fonts, a standard font installed on your computer will be used.
For more information on Google Web Fonts, please follow this link: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?hl=en and consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
We maintain publicly accessible profiles on social networks. The social networks used by us in detail can be found below.
Social networks such as LinkedIn etc. can generally analyze your user behavior extensively when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g. like buttons or advertising banners). By visiting our social media presences, numerous data protection-relevant processing operations are triggered. In detail:
- If you are logged into your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. However, under some circumstances, your personal data may also be collected if you are not logged in or even if you do not have an account at the respective social media portal. In this case, this data collection takes place, for example, via cookies that are stored on your end device or by collecting your IP address.
- With the help of the data collected in this manner, the operators of the social media portals can create user profiles in which your preferences and interests are stored. In this way, interest-based advertising can be displayed to you inside and outside the respective social media presence. If you have an account with the respective social network, the interest-based advertising may be displayed on all devices on which you are or were logged in.
Unsere Social-Media-Auftritte sollen eine informierende Präsenz im Internet gewährleisten. Hierbei handelt es sich um ein berechtigtes Interesse im Sinne von Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. In erforderlichen Fällen ist die Rechtsgrundlage auch Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO. Die von den sozialen Netzwerken initiierten Analyseprozesse beruhen ggf. auf abweichenden Rechtsgrundlagen, die von den Betreibern der sozialen Netzwerke anzugeben sind (z.B. Einwilligung im Sinne des Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO).
Our social media presences are intended to ensure an informative presence on the internet. This is a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The analysis processes initiated by the social networks may be based on different legal bases, which are to be statet by the operators of the social networks (e.g. consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR).
Responsible party and assertion of rights
If you visit one of our social media presences, we, together with the operator of the social media platform, are jointly responsible for the data processing operations triggered during this visit. You can assert your rights (information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability and complaint) both against us and against the operator of the respective social media portal.
Please note that despite the joint responsibility with the social media portal operators, we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our options are largely determined by the corporate policy of the respective provider.
Duration of storage
The data collected directly by us via the social media presence will be deleted from our systems as soon as the purpose for storage no longer applies, you request us to delete the data, or you revoke your consent to the storage. Stored cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.
Individual Social Networks
To protect your privacy, we only use embedded YouTube videos in an extended data protection mode. This means that YouTube does not store cookies for a user who views a website with an embedded YouTube video, but does not click on the video to play it. If the video is played, YouTube may store cookies on the user's computer, but no personal information about the playback of embedded videos is stored. Further information on data protection by YouTube (Google) can be found at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
We have a profile on LinkedIn. The provider is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. LinkedIn uses advertising cookies. If you want to disable LinkedIn advertising cookies, please use the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out