1. Privacy at a glance
The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be identified personally. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy statement below this text.
Data collection on our websiteWho is responsible for collecting data on this website?
The website operator carries out the data processing on this website. You can find their contact details in the imprint of this website.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected when you communicate it to us. This can be, for. E.g. data that you enter in a contact form. Other data are automatically recorded by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of the page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
For what are we using your data?
Some of the data is collected in order to ensure that the website runs free of errors. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.
Which rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information on the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge and at any time. You also have the right to request a correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice if you have any further questions on the subject of data protection. Further, you have the right to file a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority. You also have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted under certain circumstances. Details can be found in this privacy statement under “Right to restrict processing”.
When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done by using cookies and so-called analysis programmes. Your surfing behaviour is usually analysed anonymously; your surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools.
You can find detailed information on these tools and your options for objection in this privacy statement.
2. General and mandatory information
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We keep your personal data confidential and treat it according to the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy statement.
When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data are data with which you can be identified personally. This privacy statement explains which data we collect and for what we use it. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.
We would like to point out that data transmission via the internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail) may have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.
Note on the responsible authority
The responsible authority for data processing on this website is:
The responsible authority is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke your consent already granted at any time. An informal e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases and to direct advertisements (Art. 21 GDPR)
If the data processing takes place on the basis of Section 6 Clause 1 e) or f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for reasons that arise from your individual particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The respective legal basis on which processing is based can be found in this privacy statement. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data in question, unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedom or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (Objection according to Section 21 Clause 1 GDPR).
If your personal data are processed in order to operate direct mail, you have the right to object to the processing of personal data relating to you for the purpose of such advertisement at any time; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertisement. If you object, your personal data will then no longer be used for direct marketing purposes (objection according to Section 21 Clause 2 GDPR).
Right of appeal to the relevant supervisory authority
In the event of violations of the GDPR, the party concerned have the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of their habitual residence, their place of work or the place of the alleged violation. The right to file a complaint exists without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.
Right to data transferability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another person responsible, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.
SSL- or TLS-encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the website operator. An encrypted connection is shown by the address line of the browser changing from "http: //" to "https: //" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion and correction
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have at any time the right to information free of charge about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to correct, block or delete this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.
Right to restrict processing
You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:
- If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to check this. For the duration of the inspection, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
- If the processing of your personal data happened/happens unlawfully, you can request that the processing of your personal data be restricted instead of being deleted.
- If we no longer need your personal data, but you need them to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted instead of being deleted.
- If you have objected in accordance with Section 21 Clause 1 GDPR, your interests and ours must be weighed up. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data - apart from their storage - may only be used with your consent, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of important public interest processed by the European Union or a member state.
3. Data collection on your website
Some of the internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer nor do they contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited. Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions you require (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Section 6 Clause 1 f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically faultless and optimized provision of its services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, these will be treated separately in this privacy statement.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- The operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
This data will not be merged with other data sources.
This data is recorded on the basis of Section 6 Clause 1 f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically faultless presentation and optimization of his website - the server log files need be recorded for this.
If you send us inquiries using the contact form, we will store your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, for the purpose of processing the request and in case there are any follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your permission.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Section 6 Clause 1 a) GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. An informal e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation. The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.
Inquiries via email, phone or faxIf you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all personal data derived from it (name, request), will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on this data without your permission. The processing of this data occurs on the basis of Section 6 Clause 1 b) GDPR, provided your request correlates with the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Section 6 Clause 1 a) GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Section 6 Clause 1 f) GDPR), as we have such a legitimate interest in the effective processing of inquiries that are sent to us. The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need your e-mail address as well as information which allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
The processing of the data entered in the newsletter registration form happens exclusively on the basis of your consent (Section 6 Clause 1 a) GDPR). You can revoke your consent to storing the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you have stored with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. This does not affect data that we have stored for other purposes.
5. Plugins and tools
YouTube with extended privacyOur website uses plugins from the YouTube website. The operator of the website is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. We use YouTube in the extended privacy mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, the transfer of data to YouTube partners is not necessarily excluded by the extended privacy mode. This is how YouTube - regardless of whether you are watching a video - connects with the Google DoubleClick network.
As soon as you start a YouTube video on our website, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. The YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to directly assign your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Furthermore, YouTube can store various cookies on your device after starting a video. With the help of these cookies, YouTube can receive information about visitors to our website. This information is used, among other things, collect video statistics, improve usability and prevent attempted fraud. The cookies remain on your device until you delete them.
If necessary, further data processing operations can be triggered after starting a YouTube video, over which we have no control.
YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This presents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Section 6 Clause 1 f) GDPR. You can find more information about privacy on YouTube in their privacy statement at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.
Our website uses plugins from the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a Vimeo plug-in, a connection to the Vimeo servers will be established. The Vimeo server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. Vimeo also obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have a Vimeo account. The information recorded by Vimeo is transmitted to the Vimeo server in the United States.
If you are logged into your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to directly assign your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.
Vimeo is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This presents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Section 6 Clause 1 f) GDPR. You can find more information on handling user data in Vimeo's privacy statement at: https://vimeo.com/privacy.
Google Web FontsThis page uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google, for the consistent display of fonts. When you load a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose, the browser you are using needs to connect to the Google servers. This lets Google know that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts takes place in the interest of a consistent and appealing presentation of our online offers. This presents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Section 6 Clause 1 f) GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer will use a standard font. For more information on Google Web Fonts, see https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and Google's privacy statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.
This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. The provider of this website has no control over this data transfer. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and of finding the locations we have specified on the website easily. This presents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Section 6 Clause 1 f) GDPR. You can find more information on handling user data in Google's privacy statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.