Data protection provisions
1. General information
The following information provides an overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. If you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal information is information that personally identifies you.
2. Reference to the responsible party
The responsible party for the data processing on this website is the one indicated in the imprint of this website.The responsible party is the natural or legal person who solely or jointly with others makes decisions on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
3. Storage of access data in server log files
You can visit our websites without providing any personal information. We only store access data in so-called server log files, such as the name of there quested file, date and time of retrieval, transferred data volume and there questing provider. These data are used exclusively to ensure the trouble-free operation of the site and to improve our services and do not allow us to identify you personally.
a. Processed data
Each time you access our website, the system automatically collects data and information from the system of the accessing computer. The following data is collected:
- browser type and browser version
- user’s operating system
- websites from which the user’s system accesses our website
- websites accessed by the user’s system through our website
- hostname of the accessing computer
- timestamp of the server request
- IP address
The aforementioned data is stored in the so-called log files of our system. This data is not processed together with other personal data of the user.
b. Purposes of data processing
The data is stored in log files to ensure the functionality of the website, to optimize the running of the website and to ensure the security of our system.The data is not evaluated.
c. Legal basis
The legal basis for data processing is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Art. 6(1)f. The above-mentioned purposes also represent our legitimate interests in data processing within the scope of GDPR Art. 6(1)f.
d. Transfer to third parties
The personal data processed on this website will not be transferred to third parties.
e. Data deletion and storage period
Personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. The data is stored in log files for a maximum of 7 days. A longer storage is possible. In this case the IP addresses of the users are deleted or anonymized, so that an indentification of the requesting client is no longer possible.
f. Right of objection and deletion
The aforementioned data processing is indispensable for the running of the website. There can therefore be no right of objection in this regard.
4. Collection of contact data
We collect personal data if you voluntarily communicate this to us when establishing contact (e.g. by e-mail and/or by submitting contact forms). Which data is collected depends on the content of your e-mail or on the information you provide in the forms. It is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address in order to answer your enquiry. We use the data provided by you exclusively to process your enquiries. Your data will be blocked for further use once your enquiries have been completely processed.If storage is no longer necessary, the personal data collected will be deleted.The legal basis for this data processing is GDPR Art. 6(1)f.
The Webpages sometimes use so-called cookies. Cookies allow us to make our site more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are stored on the user’s computer and which are saved by the user’s browser.
Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit (persistent cookies). You can adjust your browser settings so that you are kept informed about the placing of cookies and can decide individually whether to enable or disable cookies, in specific cases or in general. If cookies are not enabled, the functionality of our website may be impaired.
Purpose of data processing
Use of Google (Universal) Analytics for the purpose of web analytics
This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (www.google.de).Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods that allow the analysis of your use of the website, such as “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer. The information thus generated about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. With the activation of IP anonymisation on this website, the IP address is shortened before transmission within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The anonymous IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You may prevent Google from collecting data relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) as generated by the cookie, and, further, to prevent the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
As an alternative to the browser plug-in, you can click on this link to prevent GoogleAnalytics from collecting data from this website in the future. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must renew the opt-out by clicking on the link again.
The aforementioned purposes of data processing also constitute our legitimate interest within the scope of GDPR Art. 6(1)f.
Duration of storage, possibility of objection and removal
6. Rights of the data subject
a. Withdrawal of consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time. For this purpose, it is sufficient to send us an e-mail notification. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
b. Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of breaches of data protection law, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority for data protection issues is generally the data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found using the following link (site in German):https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
c. Information, blocking, deletion, correction, restriction of data processing
You have the right to receive, free of charge, information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, the right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data as well as the restriction of the processing at any time within the framework of the applicable statutory provisions. Please contact us at any time using the address given in the imprint for any questions around the issue of personal data.
d. Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we process automatically (based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract) transmitted to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another controller, we can only comply to the extent that is technically feasible.
7. SSL- andTLS-encryption
This site uses SSL and TLS encryption for security and for protecting the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries sent to or orders placed with us as the site operator. To show that a connection is encrypted, your browser’s address line changes from “http://” to “https://” and a lock icon is displayed next to it.
When SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you send us cannot be read by third parties.
8. Objection against promotional emails
The use of contact data published in the context of legal notice requirements for the purpose of sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested is hereby prohibited. The website operator reserves the right to take legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as spam email, is received.
Updated: May 2019