Data Privacy Statement
1. Data protection at a glance
The notes below provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data if you visit our website. Personal data is any data by which you can be personally identified. You can infer detailed information on the topic of data protection from our data privacy statement below.
The gathering of data on our website
Who is responsible for the gathering of data on this website?
Data is processed, on this website, by the website operator. You can infer the operator’s contact details from the legal notice on this website.
How do we gather your data?
Firstly, your data is gathered by you providing us with it. It may, for example, concern data that you enter into a contact form.
Other data is automatically gathered by our IT systems when you visit our website. That in particular means technical data (e.g. your web browser or operating system or the time that you accessed the web page concerned). This data is gathered automatically, as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is gathered in order to guarantee that the website is displayed to you in a fault-free manner. Other data may be used to analyse your usage patterns.
What rights do you have in regard to your data?
You are entitled, at any time, to request information about the origin, recipients and purpose of your personal data stored by us. You are also entitled to have such data rectified or blocked, or have it erased. Should you have any further questions about this, or additional questions about data protection, you may contact us at any time using the contact details provided in the legal notice. You are, moreover, entitled to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
You are, moreover, entitled, in certain circumstances, to request restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can infer details about this from the Data Privacy Statement, under the heading “Right to restrict processing”.
Analysis tools and tools of third-party providers
Your surfing patterns may be statistically evaluated when you visit our website. This in particular involves using cookies, as well as analysis programs. Your surfing patterns are usually analysed anonymously. Your surfing patterns cannot be traced back to you. You may object to such an analysis, or prevent it by refraining from using certain tools. You can find detailed information about that in the data privacy statement below.
You can object to such an analysis. We will inform you, in this data privacy statement, about the options for objecting to such an analysis.
2. General notes and compulsory information
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and handle it in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection statement.
Various pieces of personal data are gathered when you use this website. Personal data is any data by which you can be personally identified. The present data privacy statement explains what data we gather, and for what purpose we use it. It also explains how and why that occurs.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may suffer from security gaps. Complete protection of personal data against unauthorised access by third parties is not possible.
Note on the responsible party
The party responsible for the processing of data on this website is:
Tel.: +49-89-38 88 845-20
The party responsible is the natural or legal person which, either solely or together with another party, decides on the purposes for and means of processing personal data (e.g. name, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to the processing of data
Many data processing procedures are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke any consent already granted. An informal notification, sent to us by e-mail, is sufficient for that purpose. The lawfulness of the data processing procedures carried out prior to the revocation will not be affected by the revocation.
Right to object to the gathering of data in special cases, as well as to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
If the data is processed based on Art. 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR, you are entitled, at any time, for reasons emerging from your particular situation, to object to the processing of your personal data. This also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. You can infer the respective legal basis on which processing is based from this Data Privacy Statement. If you file an objection, we will no longer processes your personal data, unless we can provide evidence of mandatory grounds for the processing, worthy of protection, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims (Objection under Art. 21(1) GDPR).
Should your personal data be processed in order to effect direct marketing, you are entitled to raise an objection to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising at any time in so far as it is connected with such direct marketing. If you file an objection, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for the purpose of direct advertising (Objection under Art. 21(2) GDPR).
The right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority
In the event of any violations of the GDPR, the data subject is entitled to file an appeal with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of his or her usual place of residence, place of work or the location of the presumed violation. The right of objection exists irrespective of any other legal remedies under administrative law or judicial legal remedies.
Right of data portability
You are entitled to have any data that we process in an automated manner based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or a third party in a common machine-readable format. Should you request that the data be transferred to another controller, the latter will only be done if it is technically feasible.
Information, blocking, erasure and rectification
Within the scope of the applicable statutory regulations, you are entitled, at any time, to receive information, free of charge, on any data stored relating to you personally, as well as on the origin of it, the recipients of it and the purpose of the data processing. You will also be entitled to the rectification, blocking or erasure of such data. If you have any further questions about this, or additional questions about data protection, you may contact us at any time using the contact details provided in the legal notice.
Right to restriction of processing
You are also entitled to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. Should you have any further questions about this, you may contact us at any time using the contact details provided in the legal notice. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:
- If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we generally need time to check that. For the duration of the check, you are entitled to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
- If the processing of your personal data appeared/appears to be illegitimate, you may, instead of having your data erased, request the restriction of the data processing.
- If we no longer need your personal data, however you need it in order to exercise, defend or assert any legal claims, you are entitled to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, in lieu of erasure.
- If you have filed an objection under Art. 21(1) GDPR, your interests need to be weighed up against ours. As long as it has not yet been established whose interests prevail, you are entitled to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, said data may – apart from being stored – only be processed with your consent or in order to assert, exercise or defend any legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of a significant public interest on the part of the European Union or a Member State.
3. The gathering of data on our website
Most of the cookies used by us are session cookies. They are automatically deleted once your visit has ended. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser when you next visit our website.
You can adjust the settings of your browser in such a way that you are informed about the placing of cookies or allow such cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies whenever you close the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.
Cookies that are required in order to implement the electronic communication procedure or provide certain functions desired by you (e.g. a shopping cart function) are stored based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies so that it can provide its services in a technically fault-free and optimised manner. Should any other cookies be stored (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing patterns), they are addressed separately in this data privacy statement.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically gathers and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in server log files. This includes:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
This data is not combined with other data sources.
Such data is gathered based on Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free display and optimisation of its website – and, for this purpose, the server log files need to be recorded.
4. Analysis 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.
The Google Analytics cookies are stored and this analysis tool is used based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user patterns, so as to be able to optimise both its online services and its advertising.
We have activated the function of IP anonymisation on this website. That means that your IP address is truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, in order to compile reports on the website activities, and in order to provide the website operator with further services associated with the use of the website and Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the context of Google Analytics is not merged with any other data.
You may prevent cookies being stored by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out to you that, in this case, you may not be able to use all functions of this website in their entirety. You can, furthermore, prevent the data generated by the cookie which relates to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being recorded by Google, as well as the processing of such data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to the recording of data
You can prevent your data from being recorded by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is placed, which prevents your data from being recorded when you use this website in future: Disable Google Analytics.
Demographic features of Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographic features” function of Google Analytics. This allows for reports to be prepared containing statements on the age, sex and interests of site visitors. Such data originates from interest-related advertising of Google, as well as visitor data of third-party providers. Such data cannot be allocated to a particular individual. You may deactivate this function at any time via the display settings in your Google account, or generally prohibit the recording of your data by Google Analytics, as explained in the clause “Objecting to the recording of data”:
5. Plug-ins and tools
Google Web Fonts
In order to display fonts uniformly, this website deploys web fonts provided by Google. When a page is accessed, your browser loads the necessary web fonts into the browser cache, in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser used by you needs to connect to Google’s servers. Google thereby becomes aware of the fact that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Web fonts are deployed in the interests of ensuring a uniform and appealing display of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.
Should your browser not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.