1. Data protection at a glance
The following information will give you a simple and clear overview about what will happen to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data that personally identify you. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our privacy statement below.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is done by the website operator, whose contact details can be obtained from the imprint of this website.
How do we collect your data?
For one thing, your data are captured as you communicate them to us, e.g. data you enter into a contact form. Other data are automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. Those are mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of the page request). These data are automatically collected as soon as you access our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data are captured in order to guarantee an uninterrupted functionality of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have with regard to your data?
You are entitled at any time and free of charge to request information about the source, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You are furthermore entitled to demand the rectification, blocking or erasure of said data. You can contact us at any time at the address indicated in the imprint if you have any questions about this or any further questions on the subject of data protection. Furthermore, you have the right to submit a complaint to the relevant supervisory authority.
Analytical tools and third party tools
When you visit our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This happens mainly by means of cookies and with so-called analysis programs. Analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous; the surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You will find detailed information on this in the following privacy statement.
You can object to this analysis. You will find information on how to object in this privacy statement.
2. General instructions and obligatory information
The operators of these website pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to the statutory data protection rules as well as this privacy statement.
When you use this website, various personal data will be captured. Personal data are all data that personally identify you. This privacy statement explains what kind of data we capture and what we use them for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.
Please note that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may involve gaps in security. It is not possible to protect such data completely against access by third parties.
Note on the responsible body
The body responsible for data protection on this website is:
Telephone: +498555 960958
The responsible body is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses or the like).
Withdrawal of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may at any time after you have given your consent withdraw such consent. Sending us a note to that effect by e-mail shall be sufficient. The legality of the data processing that has taken place until such withdrawal shall not be affected by it.
Right to submit a complaint to the relevant supervisory authority
In case of data protection violations, the party concerned has the right to submit a complaint to the relevant supervisory authority. The relevant supervisory authority for data protection issues is the Commissioner for Data Protection of the federal state in which our company has its registered office. A list of data protection officers as well as their contact data can be found under the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have any data we automatically process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or a third party in a common machine-readable format. If you demand direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.
For security reasons and in order to protect the transmission of confidential contents such as orders or inquiries you send to us in our capacity of website operator, this webpage uses SSL/TLS encryption. An encrypted connection can be recognized by the change of the browser’s address bar from “http://" to “https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If the SSL/TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, erasure
Within the framework of applicable legal provisions you are entitled at any time and free of charge to request information about your stored personal data, their source, recipient and purpose of data processing and, if applicable, to the rectification, blocking or erasure of said data. You can contact us at any time at the address indicated in the imprint if you have any questions about this or any further questions on the subject of data protection.
3. Data protection officer
Legally required data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Telephone: +49 8555 960958
4. Data collection practices on our website
The internet pages partially use so-called “cookies". Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are downloaded onto your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies". They are automatically erased at the end of your session. Other cookies will remain on your computer until you erase them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser at your next visit.
You can configure your browser so as to be informed about the placement of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally as well as activate automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. The deactivation of cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.
Cookies needed for electronic communication or for the provision of certain functions you want (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. The storage of any other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surfing behavior) is addressed separately in this privacy statement.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically captures and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us, namely:
• Browser type and browser version
• the operating system used
• Referrer URL
• Host name of the accessing computer
• Time of server inquiry
• IP address
None of these data will be merged with other data sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, which allows processing of data for fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
If you use the contact form to send us your inquiries, your data from the inquiry form including the contact data you indicated there will be saved with us for purposes of treating the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We will not transmit these data without your consent.
Thus, processing of the data entered into the contact form is carried out exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time. Sending us a note to that effect by e-mail shall be sufficient. The legality of the data processing that has taken place until such withdrawal shall not be affected by it.
The data you have entered into the contact form remain in our discretion until you request their deletion, withdraw your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage has ceased to exist (e.g. after processing of your inquiry has been completed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – shall remain unaffected.
5. Analytical tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". Cookies are text files that are downloaded onto your computer, thus making an analysis of your use of the website possible. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is usually transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the USA, where it is stored.
Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both its web offer and advertising.
We have activated the function IP anonymization on this website. This means that your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before its transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will, on behalf of the operator of this website, use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to the website operator related to website use and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent storage of the cookies by an appropriate adjustment of your browser software; however, we should point out that in that case, you might not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. You can furthermore prevent collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google as well as processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be placed which will prevent collection of your data during future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.
For more information on how Google Analytics deals with user data, please refer to Google’s privacy statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
Order data processing
We have concluded an order data processing contract with Google and fully implement the strict guidelines of German data protection authorities for the use of Google Analytics.
Demographic characteristics of Google Analytics
This website uses the function “demographic characteristics" of Google Analytics. This means that reports can be crated that contain information on the age, sex and interests of the website visitors. These data stem from interest-based advertising provided by Google as well as from visitor data provided by third party suppliers. These data cannot be assigned to any particular party. You can deactivate this function anytime via the display settings in your Google account or generally forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in “Objection to data collection".
This website uses Google AdSense, a service for the integration of advertisements of Google Inc. ("Google"). The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google AdSense uses so-called "cookies", text files that are downloaded onto your computer, thus making an analysis of your use of the website possible. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). These web beacons are used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on these pages.
The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the USA, where it is stored. This information can be passed on by Google to Google’s contractual partners. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data stored by you.
AdSense cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both its web offer and advertising.
You can prevent installation of the cookies by an appropriate adjustment of your browser software; however, we should point out that in that case, you might not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. By using this website, you agree that the data about you collected by Google may be processed as described above and for the purpose described above.
Google Analytics Remarketing
Our website uses the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in connection with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
This function makes it possible to link the advertising target groups created with Google Analytics Remarketing with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. This way, interest-related, personalized advertising messages adapted to you depending on your previous user and surfing behavior on a terminal device (e.g. cell phone) can also be shown on one of your other terminal devices (e.g. tablet or PC).
If you have given the corresponding consent, Google will link your web and app browser history with your Google account for this purpose. This way, the same personalized advertising messages can be shown on any terminal device you sign in to with your Google account.
To support this function Google Analytics captures google-authenticated user IDs, which are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data in order to define and create target groups for cross-device advertising.
You can permanently object to cross-device re-marketing/targeting by deactivating personalized advertising in your Google account. Please follow this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.
The collected data in your Google-account will be merged exclusively on the basis of your consent, which you can give or withdraw at Google (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). In case of data collection processes that are not merged in your Google account (e.g. because you do not have a Google account, or have objected to that merging), the collection of data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The justified interest results from the fact that the website operator has an interest in the anonymized analysis of website visitors for advertising purposes.
For more information as well as the data protection provision, please refer to Google’s privacy statement at: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.
Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking
This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google").
Within the framework of Google AdWords we use the so-called conversion tracking. If you click on an ad published by Google, a cookie for conversion tracking is placed. Cookies are small text files that are downloaded onto the user’s computer by the Internet browser. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and do not serve to personally identify the user. If this cookie has not yet expired when the user visits certain pages of this website, Google and we will be able to tell that the user clicked the ad and proceeded to this page.
Each Google AdWords customer will receive a different cookie. The cookies cannot be traced back via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained by means of the conversion cookie serve to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have decided to use conversion tracking. The customers find out the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and were forwarded to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they will not obtain any information making a personal identification of the user possible. If you do not want to participate in the tracking, you can object to this use by easily deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie via your Internet browser under User Preferences. You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.
“Conversion cookies" are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both its web offer and advertising.
For more information on Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking, please refer to Google’s data protection regulations: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.
You can adjust your browser in such a way that you will be informed when a cookie is being placed and allow cookies only in an individual case, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally, as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing your browser. The deactivation of cookies may result in a restricted functionality of this website.
6. Plug-ins and tools
This page uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
In order to use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the USA, where it is stored. The provider of this page has no influence on this data transmission.
Google Maps is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy discoverability of the places mentioned by us on the website. This is a justified interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
For more information on the handling of user data, please refer to Google’s privacy statement: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.