Data Privacy Statement
Your rights as the data subject
Via the given contact data of our data security officer you may exercise the following rights at all times:
• acquiring information on your data stored by us and on their processing,
• rectification of incorrect personal data,
• erasure of your data stored by us,
• restriction of data processing, if we are not yet permitted to erase your data due to statutory obligations,
• objection against our processing of your data and
• data portability insofar as you have given your consent to data processing or if you have concluded a contract with us.
• In case you have given us your consent you may revoke it at any time with effect for the future.
You may lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority in charge of you at any time. The supervisory authority in charge of you is determined by the German federal state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) including addresses is available under https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Purposes of data processing by the controller and processors
We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this data privacy statement. There will be no other data transfer to third parties, safe for the purposes stated. We shall only transmit your personal data to third parties, if:
• you have given your express consent,
• the processing is necessary for the execution of a contract concluded with you,
• the processing is required in order to fulfil a legal obligation,
• the processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and if there is no reason to assume that you have a predominantly protectable interest in the non-transfer of your data.
Erasing and/or blocking of data
We comply with the principles of data prevention and data austerity. Therefore we only store your personal data as long as this is necessary in order to achieve the purposes stated herein or as long as the manifold data retention periods laid down by the legislative authorities require such data storage. Once the respective purpose no longer exists and/or the period has expired the data will be routinely blocked or erased as prescribed by the statutory provisions.
Acquisition of general information when visiting our website
Whenever you visit our website information of a general nature will be automatically recorded by means of a cookie. This information (server log files) include data such as the web browser, the used system software, the domain name of your internet service provider and similar information and thus exclusively information that will not allow the drawing of conclusions regarding your person.
This kind of information is required for technical purposes in order to correctly present contents of websites that you have requested and are unavoidable when using the internet. They are processed for the following purposes in particular:
• ensuring a problem-free connection build-up of the website,
• guaranteeing the smooth use of our website,
• the analysis of the system security and stability as well as
• for further administrative purposes.
The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest resulting from the above-mentioned purposes for data collection. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about your person. Data recipients are only the controller and, where required, the processor.
If need be, anonymous information of this nature will be statistically evaluated by us in order to optimize our internet presence and the technology supporting it.
As many other websites we also use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. As a result we automatically receive certain data such as the IP address, the used browser, system software and your internet connection.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to transmit viruses to a computer. The information included in the cookies enables us to make navigation easier for you and to properly present our website to you.
In no case will data gathered by us be passed on to third parties or a connection be established with personal data without your consent.
Basically it is, of course, possible to view our website without using cookies. Internet browsers are usually adjusted in such a way that they will accept cookies. Generally you are able to deactivate the usage of cookies at any time via the set-up of your browser. Please use the help functions of your internet browser in order to find out how you may change these set-ups. We would like to point out, however, that individual functions of our website might not work, if you have deactivated the usage of cookies.
In case you should contact us concerning any kind of question via email or via our contact form you give us your voluntary consent to get in touch with you. For this purpose we require a valid email address. This is necessary to allocate the request and to be able to subsequently answer it. The provision of any further data is optional. The data provided by you are stored for the processing of the enquiry as well as for possible follow-up questions. Once your enquiry has been dealt with your personal data will be automatically deleted.
Usage of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. (here inafter referred to as: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", i.e. text files that are stored in your computer and that render it possible to analyze your usage of the website. As a rule the information on your usage of this website, which is procured by the cookies, is transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. However, due to the activation of the IP anonymization feature on these websites, your IP address will previously by truncated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or within another contracting state to the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is transmitted to the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will utilize this information in order to analyze your usage of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide other services to the website operator concerning the website and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by Google Analytics from your browser will not be combined with other Google data.
The purposes of data processing lie in the analysis of the usage of the website and in the compilation of reports on the website activities, the objective being to subsequently provide further associated services based on the usage of the website and internet. Thus processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.
You may prevent the storage of cookies by a respective set-up of your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case you might not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. In addition, you may prevent the gathering of data provided by the cookie that are related to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: Browser add-on for the deactivation of Google Analytics.
In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on you may disable tracking by Google Analytics on our websites by clicking on this link. By doing so an opt-out cookie is installed on your device. Thus future tracking of this website and this browser by Google Analytics is prevented as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.
Usage of Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps API in order to visualize geographic information. When using Google Maps Google also collects, processes and utilizes data concerning the usage of the map functions by the visitor. For more detailed information on the data processing by Google please see Google´s data protection notice, where you may also alter your personal data protection set-ups in the data protection centre.
You will find extensive instructions with regard to the management of your own data in connection with Google products here.
Embedded YouTube videos
We have embedded YouTube videos in some of our websites. The operator of the respective plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit a website with the YouTube plugin a connection with the YouTube servers is established and YouTube is informed which websites you are visiting. In case you are logged into your YouTube account YouTube can attribute your surfing behaviour to you personally. You can prevent this by previously logging out of your YouTube account.
If you have deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google ad program you need not reckon with such cookies when watching a YouTube video. However, YouTube also stores non-personal user information in other cookies. In case you want to preclude this you have to block the storage of cookies in the browser.
Further information concerning data protection with regard to YouTube can be found in the operator´s data privacy statement under: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/
Amendment of our data privacy regulations
We reserve for ourselves the right to adapt this data privacy statement so that it will always comply with up-to-date legal requirements or in order to include alterations in our service portfolio in the data privacy statement, for example when new services are introduced. Your renewed visit to our website will then be subject to the new data privacy statement.
Questions to the data protection officer
In case you have any questions concerning data protection please send us an email or directly contact the data protection officer of our company:
+49 421-333 04 0