Privacy and Data Protection
The operators of these websites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and pursuant to statutory data protection regulations.
Use of our website is generally possible without disclosing personal data. Where personal data (e.g. a name, address or email addresses) is collected on our websites, this is always realised on a voluntary basis in as far as possible. This data will not be forwarded to third parties without your express consent.
We wish to point out that security gaps may occur during data transmission on the internet (e.g. when communicating via email). Complete protection of data prior to accessing by third parties is not possible.
The websites use so-called cookies in part. Cookies do not do any harm to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make our service more user-friendly, effective and safe. 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. These are automatically deleted following the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit.
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact data you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
Notes on data processing in connection with Google Analytics
If you have given your consent, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC. The responsible service provider in the EU is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”).
Scope of processing
We use the function ‘anonymizeIP’ (so-called IP-Masking): Due to the activation of IP-anonymization on this website, your IP-address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.
During your website visit the following data will be collected:
- the pages you call up, your “click behaviour“
- Achievement of “website goals” (conversions, e.g. newsletter registrations, downloads, purchases)
- Your user behavior (for example clicks, dwell time, bounce rates)
- Your approximate location (region)
- Your IP address (in abbreviated form)
- technical information about your browser and the end devices you use (e.g. language settings, screen resolution)
- Your internet provider
- the referrer URL (via which website/advertising medium you came to this website)
Purposes of processing
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your (pseudonymous) use of the website and to compile reports on website activity. The reports provided by Google Analytics serve to analyse the performance of our website.
The data recipient is
- Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland
as data processor. For this purpose we have concluded a contract with Google. Google LLC, headquartered in California, USA, and, if applicable, US authorities can access the data stored at Google.
Transfer to third countries
A transfer of data to the USA cannot be excluded.
Duration of storage
The data sent by us and linked to cookies is automatically deleted after 14 months. Data is automatically deleted once a month as soon as the storage period is reached.
You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by
a. not giving your consent to the setting of the cookie or
b. downloading and installing the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics HERE.
By setting your browser software accordingsly you can also prevent the storage of cookies. If your browser is set to refuse all cookies, the functionality of this and other websites may be limited.
Legal basis and right of withdrawal
Your consent is the legal basis for this data processing, Art.6 para.1 S.1 lit.a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by changing your selection in the cookie settings.
This website employs SSL encryption for reasons of security and to protect the transmission of sensitive content such as inquiries sent by you to us as the website operator. An encrypted link is indicated by the browser’s address line changing from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon in your browser line.
Data that you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties if SSL encryption is activated.
Right to information, deletion, blocking
You are at all times entitled to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing and you have a right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice for further information on this and other questions relating to the issue of personal data.