Data Protection Declaration
We look forward to your attendance to our website and your interest in our company. The protection of your privacy is very important to us and our company. For this reason, we have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that the rules on data protection are observed by us, as well as by our partners and external service providers. We would like to point out, that the transmission of data on the internet can have security gaps and a complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Below we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is defined as any information which refers to you personally, e.g. name, the address or the e-mail address. The body with responsibility as laid down in Article 4 VII of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection laws of the Member States of the European Union as well as other data protection provisions is:
You can contact our responsible data protection officer under our postal address with the addition “The Data Protection Officer”.
General Information about Data Processing
In principle, we collect and use personal data of our users only to the extent necessary to provide a functional website as well as our contents and services. The collection and processing of personal data takes place regularly only subsequent to the prior consent of the user. An exception applies to cases where a prior consent is factual reasons impossible to obtain and the processing of the data is permitted by law.
As far as we seek consent for processing operations containing personal data, Art. 6 I lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis. When processing personal data is required to fulfil a contract, Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations which are required for conducting pre-contractual measures. As far as it is necessary to process personal data in order to fulfil a legal obligation our company is subjected to, Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR is the legal basis. If processing is required to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail over the first interest, Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR serves as legal basis for processing.
Your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Furthermore, data may be stored if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the person responsible is subject. Blocking or deletion of the data shall also take place if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or the fulfilment of a contract.
Collecting General Information, Provision of the Website
In the merely informative use of our website, in other words, if you do not provide us with any information separately, we will only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. When you access our website, general information will be automatically recorded. This information (so-called server log files) contains:
- your IP address
- date and time of the request,
- time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT),
- content of the requirement
- access status / HTTP status code
- data volume transferred
- website from which the request comes
- operating system and its interface
- language and version of the browser software
This information is technically necessary to provide the contents of web pages requested by you correctly and is mandatory when using the internet. It is also required to ensure the stability and security of our website. Storage of this data together with other personal data of the user and an evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.
Legal basis for the temporary storage of the data is Art. 6 I 1 lit. f GDPR. The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. In the case of collecting the data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session is completed. In the case of storing the data in log files, this is the case after no more than seven days. An additional storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.
In addition to the aforementioned data, like many other websites, we use so-called “Cookies”. Cookies are small text files stored on your hard drive that are associated with the browser you use and which send us certain information. These cookies contain a characteristic string that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is restarted. Cookies cannot be used to launch programs or to transfer viruses to a computer. The transient cookies we use (so-called session cookies) allow us to make our website more user-friendly.
Session cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. Session cookies store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the shared session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website.
In the aforementioned purposes, our legitimate interest lies in the processing of personal data according to Art. 6 I 1 lit. f GDPR.
To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption techniques (such as SSL) over HTTPS.
Deletion or Blocking of Data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Therefore, we only store your personal data as long as it is necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned here or as stipulated by the various storage periods provided for by the legislator. After discontinuation of the respective purpose or expiration of these deadlines, the corresponding data will be routinely and in accordance with the statutory provisions blocked or deleted.
Contact via E-mail
Contacting us is possible via the provided e-mail addresses. In this case, the personal data you provide with the e-mail will be stored.
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. For personal data sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been finally clarified. The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.
You have the opportunity to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot continue. The revocation of the consent and the contradiction can be declared by using the contact details given in the imprint. All personal data stored in the course of contacting will be deleted in this case.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if the IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we would point out that in this case you might possibly be unable to make full use of all of the functions on this website.
Furthermore, you can prevent the gathering of the data (including your IP address) that is generated by the cookie and that relates to your use of the website and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin that is available via the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Alternatively, you can set the opt-out cookie by clicking on this button.
This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymize ()”. As a result, IP addresses are processed shortened, a person-relatedness can be excluded. Insofar as the data collected about you is assigned a personal reference, it will be immediately excluded and the personal data will be deleted immediately.
We use Google Analytics to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. With the statistics we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal information is transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, [https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome.](https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome.)
The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 I 1 lit. a GDPR.
You can prevent capture by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: It activates an opt-out cookie which will prevent the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Deactivate Google Analytics
Your Rights to Information, Rectification, Blocking, Deletion, and Opposition
If personal data of you is processed, you are affected within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights:
- Right to information
- Right to rectification or delition
- Right to limitation of processing
- Right to objection to the processing
- Right to data portability
You are also entitled to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data.
1. Right to Information
You can demand a confirmation, whether personal data which concerns you is processed by us. If there is such data processing, you can demand the following information from us:
- the purposes for which personal data is processed;
- the categories of personal data which are processed;
- the recipients or categories of recipients this personal data was or will be disclosed to;
- the planned duration of personal data storage or, if the specification is impossible, criteria which determine the duration of the personal data storage;
- the existence of a right to rectification or deletion of personal data concerning you, a right to restriction of processing or a right to object to such processing;
- the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
- all available information about the source of data, if the personal data has not been obtained from the data subject;
You have the right to be informed, whether your personal data is transmitted to a third country or an international organization. In this context, you can ask to be informed about the appropriate safeguards in accordance with Art.46 GDPR.
2. Right to rectification
You have a right to rectify and / or complete the processed personal data in the case that it is incorrect or incomplete. We will carry this out without undue delay.
3. Right to restriction of processing
You may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under the following conditions:
- if you have contested the accuracy of the personal data for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
- the processing is unlawful and you oppose to delete the personal data and request the restriction of the use of personal data;
- we no longer need your personal data for the purposes of processing, but you require them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or
- if you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 I GDPR and it is not yet certain whether our legitimate reasons prevail over your reasons.
In this case, we will understand and / or process your data – once it has been intercepted – only once to change your data, or to receive a response from a union or a member state. If the restriction is removed, you will be notified by us in advance.
4. Right to deletion
You may request that the personal data relating to you be deleted immediately where one of the following grounds applies:
- The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
- You withdraw consent on which the processing is based according to Art. 6 I 1 lit. a or Art. 9 II lit. GDPR and where there are no other legal grounds for processing.
- You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 I GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 II GDPR.
- The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
- The personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which we are subject.
- The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Art. 8 I GDPR.
If we have made personal data publicly available and if we are obliged to delete them in accordance with Art. 17 I GDPR, we shall take appropriate measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, including technical ones, for data controllers who are responsible for the processing of personal data, to inform you, that you have requested the deletion of all links to such personal data or copies or replications of such personal data.
The right to erasure is not applicable, where the processing is necessary
- to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information;
- for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which we are subject, or to perform a task of public interest or in the exercise of official authority assigned to us;
- for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Article 9 II b h and i and Art. 9 III GDPR;
- for archival purposes of public interest, for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. Art. 89 I GDPR, insofar as the right referred to in paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing, or
- for the establishment, exercise or defend legal claims
If you have exercised your right to rectification, restriction of processing or erasure the controller is obliged to communicate this to each recipient to whom the personal data has been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort.
5. Right to data portability
You have the right to receive personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transfer this data to another person responsible, provided where
- the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 I 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 II lit. a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 I 1 lit. b GDPR, and
- the processing is carried out by automated means.
The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority.
6. Right to objection
Should your personal data be based on the balance of interests, you may lodge an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 6 I 1 lit. e or f GDPR. This, in particular, is the case should the processing not be required to fulfil a contract with you, which is illustrated by us in the subsequent description of the functions in each case. When lodging such an objection, please state the reasons why the processing of your personal data should not be implemented according to our usual methods. Should your objection be justified, we will examine the facts and either discontinue or adjust the data processing or invoke compelling legitimate grounds as to why we are continuing the processing.
If you object to processing for direct marketing and data analysis purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.
You can inform us about your opposition under the following contact details:
7. Right of withdrawal the data protection declaration of consent
You have the right to revoke your data protection consent declaration at any time. Such revocation will affect the admissibility of the processing of your personal data after you have given it to us.