We are delighted about your interest in our website (“website”). The protection of your personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) is very important to us. Personal data is any data with which you could be personally identified.
In the following we would like to inform you in detail which data is collected when you visit our website and use our offers there and how we process or use them in the following.
1. Responsible body
2. Scope of data collection and data saving
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website. This data would possibly enable identification; however there will be no personal exploitation in this regard.
We will collect, process and use all personal data that we learn from you in the course of using our website only for the stated purpose. We note that this is only done within the framework of the applicable legal regulations or only with your consent.
The data will only be processed within the EU and the European Economic Area, unless we subsequently or directly inform you about a transfer to third countries stating the respective legal basis and, if necessary, request your consent.
We do not make automated individual decisions on the processing of personal data.
3. Legal Basis
In accordance with Art. 13 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we inform you about the legal basis of our data processing. Unless the legal basis in the data protection declaration is mentioned, the following applies:
Consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR. Consent is any voluntary expression of intent, in an informed and unequivocal manner, in the form of a statement or other unambiguous confirmatory act, which indicates that the data subject consents to the processing of his personal data.
Necessity to fulfil the contract or carry out preparatory actions in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR, this means that the data is required so that we can fulfil the contractual obligations to you or we need the data to prepare a contract closure with you.
Processing to fulfil legal obligations under Art. 6 para. 1 (c) GDPR, this means that a processing of the data is required by law or other regulations.
Processing for the protection of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, this means that processing is necessary to safeguard legitimate interests on our part or by third parties, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms on your part that require the protection of personal data prevail.
4. Data Erasure and Storage Duration
The data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage is deleted. In addition, storage may take place if provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which the processor is subject. Blocking or deletion of the data also takes place if a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for conclusion of a contract or fulfillment of the contract.
Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal and enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process specific user information such as browser and location data as well as IP address values according to individual requirements. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie.
Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate navigation and enable the correct display of our websites. Cookies stored on your computer can be deleted by you at any time.
In no case will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties or a link with personal data will be established without your consent.
1. Data collection when visiting the website
In general you can use our website without the disclosure of your identity. By accessing our website there will be data saved on our servers, like the name of your internet service provider, your IP address, the used browser type, the used operating system, the referrer URL (the website visited before) and the time designations of your visit.
When visiting our website, the following data is collected and stored by our web server:
Information about the browser type and version used
The operating system of the user
The Internet service provider of the user
The IP address of the user
Date and time of access
Websites from which the user’s system accesses our website
Websites accessed by the user’s system through our website
The data is stored in the log files of our system. A storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.
The legal basis for processing the data is Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR.
The legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR therefore lies in the functionality of our website and its availability.
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to allow delivery of the website to the computer of the user. To do this, the user’s IP address must be kept for the duration of the session.
The data is stored in order to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information
2. E-Mail contact / contact form
Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.
The legal basis for processing data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 (1) f GDPR. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) b GDPR.
These data are stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your request or for establishing contact and for the associated technical administration.
Your data will be deleted after final processing of your enquiry; this is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been finally clarified, provided that there are no legal storage obligations to the contrary.
You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
At your explicit request, we will send you our newsletter on the topics you have chosen as well as information about our company. Please note that delivery can only take place once you have expressly confirmed your subscription request again in the course of our double opt-in process.
The personal data collected within the scope of the newsletter registration will be used exclusively for sending and personalising the newsletter (e.g. to address you by your name). You can revoke your consent to the storage of personal data that you have given us for sending the newsletter at any time with effect for the future. For the purpose of revoking your consent, each newsletter contains an appropriate link; alternatively, you are welcome to contact us directly so that we can implement your revocation. Details of the consent given to us were communicated to you in the Double-Opt-InMail.
The legal basis for processing data is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR
Our website uses social media buttons (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) to enable you to interact with third parties.
These social media buttons are not integrated as plug-ins via a so-called iFrame, but are stored as links. By clicking the social media buttons you will be redirected to the page of the respective provider. The relevant provider is then responsible for compliance with the data protection regulations and for the correctness, up-to-dateness and completeness of the information provided there for data processing within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 17 GDPR.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website usage and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. One way to object to web analysis by Google Analytics is to set an opt-out cookie that instructs Google not to store or use your data for web analysis purposes. Please note that with this solution the web analysis will only not take place as long as the opt-out cookie is stored by the browser. If you would like to set the opt-out cookie now, please click https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/?hl=en#disable.
The current link is: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
You are entitled to the following rights with regard to the processing of data by us in accordance with the respectively listed articles of the General Data Protection Regulation:
Right of access by the data subject to Art. 15 GDPR
You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data concerned are processed and to request information about these data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO.
If this is the case, you have the right to obtain from us free of charge information about the personal data stored about you together with a copy of this data. Furthermore, there is a right to the following information:
the categories of personal data being processed;
the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or are still being disclosed, in particular recipients in third c o u n t r i e s o r i n t e r n a t i o n a l organisations;
if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration;
the existence of a right to have your personal data concerning you corrected or deleted or to have the data controller restrict or object to such processing;
the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
if the personal data is not collected from you, all available information about the origin of the data;
the existence of automated decision making, including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 para. (1) and para. (4) DSGVO and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for you.
Right to rectification according to Art. 16 GDPR
In accordance with Art. 16 of the DSGVO, you have the right to request the completion of data concerning you or the correction of inaccurate data concerning you.
Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR
In accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, you have the right to demand that relevant data be deleted immediately.
Right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR
In accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, you have the right to demand a restriction on the processing of the data in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO.
Right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR
You have the right to request that the data concerning you that you have provided to us be received in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO and to request its transmission to other persons responsible.
Right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR.
If your personal data is processed based on legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to file an objection against the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR provided that there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation or the objection relates to direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us with no requirement to give a specific reason. If you would like to exercise your right of revocation or objection, please send an e-mail to us.
Right to information
If you have exercised your right to have the data controller correct, delete or limit the processing, he/she is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction on processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. The person responsible shall have the right to be informed of such recipients.
Automated decisions including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing – including profiling – that has legal effect against you or significantly impairs you in a similar manner.
Right to withdraw
You have the right to revoke granted consents with effect for the future.
Right of appeal to a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, employment or the place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of the personal data is violating the GDPR.
The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been submitted shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 GDPR.