Data protection policy
The information below provides a basic overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data which makes it possible to personally identify you. See the Protection Policy printed below for detailed information on data protection. Personal data is any data which makes it possible to personally identify you. See the Protection Policy printed below for detailed information on data protection.
Data collection on our website
- Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data is processed on this website by the website operator. The contact data for the website operator are provided on the Legal Disclosures page of this website. The contact data for the website operator are provided on the Legal Disclosures page of this website.
- In what manner do we collect your data?
Your data are collected in part by your providing them to us. This may occur for example when you enter data into a contact form. Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is primarily technical data (concerning your web browser, operating system, time of page retrieval, etc.). This data is automatically collected as soon as you visit our website.
- What do we use your data for?
Some data are collected to ensure proper provision of the website. Other data are to analyze your user behavior.
- What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to obtain information, free of charge and at any time, regarding the source and recipients of your stored personal data and the purposes for their storage. You also have a right to request the rectification, restriction from processing, and erasure of this data. You may contact us at any time at the address stated on the Legal Notice page of our website for questions in this regard and pertaining to data protection. You additionally have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
Analytics and third-party tools
Your browsing behavior when you visit our website may be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily via cookies and analytics software. Your browsing behavior is generally analyzed in anonymized fashion so that your browsing data do not enable back-referencing of your identity. You may object to such analysis and prevent such by avoiding usage of certain tools. Detailed information on this can be found in the following data protection policy.
We will inform you about the objection options in this data protection policy.
2. General advisories and mandatory information
The operators of these web pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially, in accordance with data protection laws and the terms of this Data Protection Policy.
Various personal data are collected when you use this website. Personal data is data which makes it possible to personally identify you. This Data Protection Policy outlines what data we collect and the purposes for which we use this data, as well as the manner of and purposes for collection and usage.
Advisory is given that data transmitted over the Internet (such as e-mail communications) may not be secure. It is not possible to protect data completely against access by third parties.
Data controller advisory
The data controller for this website is:
Phone: +49 2841 999 430
The controller is the natural or legal person who solely or jointly determines the purposes of and means for processing personal data (names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke previously granted consent at any time. It suffices to send us an e-mail message accordingly. It suffices to send us an e-mail message accordingly. The legality of data processing conducted up to the point of revocation remains unaffected.
Right to file complaint with a competent supervisory authority
In the event of data protection violations, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for data protection issues is the state data protection commissioner of the German state in which our company is based. The data protection officer and his contact details can be found on this page.
Right to data portability
You have the right to receive a report in a standard, machine-readable format of the data we process on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract, and to have this report sent to a third party. Data will only be directly transmitted to a different data controller if you demand such if doing so is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site utilizes SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries which you send us as a site operator. TLS-encryption A secure connection is indicated in your browser when instead of “http://” it reads “https://” in your address bar and the browser bar shows a lock symbol.
If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, data you send us cannot be read by third parties.
Access, blocking, erasure
You have the right, at all times, to receive information regarding your stored personal data, the source and recipients thereof, and the purposes for which the data is processed – free of charge – as well as the right to have this data rectified, restricted from processing, and erased. You may contact us at any time at the address stated on the Disclosures/Disclaimers web page for questions in this regard and concerning personal data otherwise.
Objection to marketing e-mails
The contact data provided on the legal disclosures web page may not be used to transmit marketing or informational materials which have not been expressly solicited. The operators of the website explicitly reserve the right to take legal action if they are sent advertising information, such as e-mail spam, which has not been requested.
3. Data protection officer
Statutory data protection officer
Phone: +49 2841 999 430
4. Data collection on our website
The websites utilize ‘cookies’ to a certain extent. Cookies are harmless for your computer, and do not contain viruses. They serve to make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most cookies we employ are “session cookies.” These are automatically deleted upon leaving the website. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser upon your next visit.
You can configure your browser to notify you when cookies are being placed and decide whether to accept these on an individual basis or in certain cases, to block cookies in general or automatically delete them upon closing your browser. Not accepting cookies may limit the functionalities of our website.
Cookies which are required to conduct electronic communications or provide certain functionalities you wish to utilize (e.g., shopping cart function) are saved on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies in order to provide optimized services free of technical errors. The storing of other cookies (such as cookies for analyzing your browsing behavior) is addressed separately in this
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores data automatically transmitted to us by your browser in what are known as ‘server log files’. This is data on:
- browser type and version
- operating system used
- referrer URL
- host name of accessing computer
- server request time
- IP address
This data is not compiled together with other data from other sources. The basis of data processing is Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR, pursuant to which data processing is permitted for performance of contract and/or pre-contractual measures.
When you send us an inquiry via the contact form, we store the information you provide in the contact form, including the contact data you state there, for the purpose of processing the inquiry and any follow-up questions. This data is not disclosed without your consent.
The data entered into the contact form is processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1) a) GDPR). You may revoke such consent at any time. It suffices to send us an e-mail message accordingly. It suffices to send us an e-mail message accordingly. The legality of data processing up until the time of revocation remains unaffected by revocation.
We retain data you have entered in the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke consent to its storage, or the purpose for which data is stored no longer applies (e.g., when your inquiry has been addressed). Mandatory retention periods and other statutory requirements remain unaffected.
Registration on this website
You can register on our website to use additional features on the site. We use the data entered for this purpose only for the purpose of using the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise, we will reject the registration.
For important changes, for example in the scope of the offer or in the case of technically necessary changes, we use the e-mail address provided during registration to inform you in this way.
Your consent forms the legal basis for the processing of the data entered during registration (Art. 6(1) a) GDPR). You may revoke your previously granted consent at any time. It suffices to send us an e-mail message accordingly. It suffices to send us an e-mail message accordingly. he legality of the past data processing remains unaffected by revocation. The data collected during registration will be stored by us as long as you are registered on our website and will then be deleted. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
Processing of data (customer and contract data)
We collect, process, and use personal data solely as necessary to establish, structure the content of, and/or modify the contractual relationship (customer and contract data). This is done on the basis of Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR, pursuant to which data processing is permitted for performance of contract and/or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process, and use personal data derived from usage of our website (user data) exclusively as necessary to enable users to utilize and conduct billing for the services. Customer data collected are deleted upon completion of the order or ending of the business relationship. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
Data transfer upon concluding a contract for online stores, merchants and shipment of goods
We transfer personal data to third parties only if this is necessary in the context of the contract, such as to the companies entrusted with the delivery of the goods or the credit institution entrusted with payment processing. Further transfer of the data does not occur or only if you have expressly agreed to the transfer. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, for example for advertising purposes.
The basis of data processing is Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR, pursuant to which data processing is permitted for performance of contract and/or pre-contractual measures. Data transfer upon concluding a contract for services and digital content. We transfer personal data to third parties only if this is necessary in the context of the contract, such as to the credit institution entrusted with payment processing. Further transfer of the data does not occur or only if you have expressly agreed to the transfer. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, for example for advertising purposes. The basis of data processing is Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR, pursuant to which data processing is permitted for performance of contract and/or pre-contractual measures.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we require a valid e-mail address and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address you have provided, and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Your name and company address are required for postal delivery. Any further data collected is provided voluntarily. We use this data exclusively to send the requested information, and do not disclose this data to third parties.
Your consent forms the exclusive legal basis for the processing of the data entered into the newsletter registration form (Art. 6(1) a) GDPR). You may at any time revoke previously granted consent to the storing of data, including your e-mail address, and to usage thereof for sending the newsletter via such options as an “Unsubscribe” link provided in the newsletter. The legality of the past data processing remains unaffected by revocation.
We store data provided to us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter until you unsubscribe from the newsletter, and thereafter they are deleted. Data which we store for other purposes (e.g., e-mail addresses for the member area) remain unaffected by this.
This website utilizes the services of MailChimp to send out newsletters. The provider is Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
The MailChimp service facilitates the organizing and analysis of newsletter distribution, among other things. If you enter data for the purpose of receiving the newsletter (e.g., e-mail address), this data is stored on MailChimp’s servers in the USA.
MailChimp is certified under the “EU-US Privacy Shield”. The “Privacy Shield” is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the U.S. that ensures compliance with European data protection standards in the USA.
With the help of MailChimp, we can analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an e-mail sent with MailChimp, a file contained in the e-mail (so-called web beacon) connects to MailChimp’s servers in the USA. The service provides information on whether a newsletter message has been opened, and what links have been clicked. In addition, technical information is collected (e.g., time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient. Their exclusive purpose is statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.
If you do not wish for your data to be analyzed by MailChimp, you have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. A link for unsubscribing is provided in every newsletter message.
Data processing takes place on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1) a) GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of the past data processing remains unaffected by revocation.
We save the data you provide us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter until you unsubscribe from the newsletter, and these data are deleted from our servers and the servers of MailChimp following unsubscription from the newsletter. Data which we store for other purposes (e.g., e-mail addresses for the member area) remain unaffected by this.
For further information see the MailChimp data protection policy at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/
Conclusion of a data processing agreement
We have a so-called data processing agreement in place with MailChimp requiring MailChimp to protect the data of our customers and to refrain from transferring this data to third parties. This agreement can be viewed via the following link: https://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processingagreement/sample-agreement/
6. Plugins and Tools
Google Web Fonts
This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display text and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. This informs Google that our website was accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts is utilized in the interest of uniformly and attractively presenting our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font from your computer is used. You can find more information about Google Web Fonts here and in Google’s data protection policy.
The Google Maps map service is utilized on our website via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Using the functionalities of Google Maps requires storage of your IP address. Only in exceptional circumstances will this information be sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.
Google Maps is utilized in the interest of presenting our online offers in appealing fashion and enabling convenient finding of the locations stated on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. You can find more information on the handling of user data in Google’s data protection declaration
We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).