When you access our website, the following information is stored in server log files as a standard procedure:
Saved data is used only for internal statistical purposes, and cannot be associated with you personally.
We process the data indicated for the following purposes:
The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is based on the purposes of data collection described above. We will never use collected data to draw conclusions about you personally.
You can visit our website without providing personal information.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies,” text files saved on your computer that facilitate an analysis of your use of our website. The information provided by these cookies regarding your use of our website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will, however, be shortened within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states in the Agreement on the European Economic Area before this transfer. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it will be shortened. Google will use this information to evaluate your site usage, create reports regarding website activity, and complete additional services associated with your internet use for the website operator. The IP addresses transferred by your browser as part of Google Analytics are not associated with other data from Google. You can prohibit the storage of cookies by changing the settings in your browser software accordingly; we would, however, like to inform you that in this case you will not be able to use the full extent of all functions on our website. You can also prohibit the collection of the data created by cookies and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google and Google’s processing of this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
More information on usage conditions and data privacy is available at www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. We would like to note that the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” was added to Google Analytics on this website in order to allow anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
Use of Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps API, a map service of Google LLC. (“Google”) to display an interactive map and prepare directions. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
If you use Google Maps, information regarding your use of our website (including your IP address) may be transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google may also transmit this information generated through use of the maps to third parties if this is required by law or if these third parties process this data on behalf of Google.
We only deliver our newsletter with advertising information (hereinafter referred to as the “newsletter”) with the express consent of the recipient according to Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. a GDPR. Users register for our newsletter via a double opt-in process. After you register for our newsletter, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is required so that a third party cannot register using your email address.
Newsletter registrations are logged so that the registration process can be verified according to legal requirements. This includes saving the times of registration and confirmation, as well as your IP address.
To register for our newsletter, all you need to do is enter your email address. We also ask for your first and last name and address, although this information is optional. You may provide this information voluntarily, and it is only used to personalize the newsletter. You can also use a pseudonym.
We will save your email address until you unsubscribe from our newsletter. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time in the future by either clicking the link included at the end of each newsletter, or by clicking the “Unsubscribe from newsletter” link on our website and then completing the steps indicated.
Consent to send email addresses is provided on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a. We have an interest in using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system which both serves our business-related interests and fulfills users’ expectations for receiving information about our products.
Please note that you can object at any time to the future processing of your personal data according to the law under Art. 21 GDPR. The objection may apply, in particular, to processing for the purposes of direct advertisement.
If you send us a message using our contact form, you can also use a pseudonym instead of your real name. You must enter an email address for us to be able to contact you via email.
We will only use data you enter into the contact form to answer your contact and to process your inquiry to us through the contact form. We will not transmit data you have entered into the contact form to third parties, nor will we use this data for any other purpose besides to answer your inquiry. We process data for the purpose of contact with us based on your freely granted consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. a GDPR.
After we have finished handling your inquiry, your data will be deleted unless there are statutory retention periods that interfere with the deletion.
Social network buttons
No social plug-ins from Facebook or other social networks are integrated onto our websites. Therefore, there is no programming code of any social network active on our website. The icons for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. in the header and footer areas of our website are only linked images.
Your personal data is never transmitted to third parties for reasons other than those stated above or in the following.
We only transmit your personal data to third parties:
Rights of data subjects
You have the right:
Your right to object
If we are processing your personal data to safeguard our predominant legitimate interests, as determined through a weighing of interests, according to Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right according to Art. 21 GDPR to submit an objection to the processing of your personal data with future effect.
If processing is carried out for the purposes of direct marketing, you can exercise this right at any time. This also applies to profiling, if it is associated with such direct marketing. If processing is carried out for other purposes, you only have a right to object in case of grounds resulting from your specific situations.
If you would like to assert your right to object, please send us an email.
After you exercise your right to object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can show mandatory and protected grounds for our processing that outweigh your interests, rights, and freedoms, or if processing serves to assert, exercise, or defend against legal claims.
If you do object to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of direct advertisement, your personal data will no longer be processed for this purpose.
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for reasons related to your specific situation, if such processing is carried out under Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR. We will no longer process your personal information after an objection, unless we can show that there are mandatory and protected grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights, and freedoms, or if processing serves to assert, exercise, or defend against legal claims.
If you would like to assert your right to object, please send us an email.
We use the SSL protocol (Secure Socket Layer) on our website in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. Typically, this is 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we instead use 128-bit technology. You can tell whether individual pages of our website are transmitted in an encrypted manner because you will see the image of a key or lock symbol in your browser's bottom status bar.
Furthermore, we use suitable technical or organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction, and against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously revised in response to technological development.
Insofar as external service providers come into contact with your personal data, we have taken legal, technical and organizational measures and we carry out regular controlling to ensure that they uphold the regulations of data privacy laws.
Amendments to this Data Privacy Declaration - Last update
We may need to amend this Data Privacy Declaration in consideration of applicable data protection laws due to further developments of our website and services, or due to changed legal or official regulations. You can always access and print out our current Data Privacy Declaration at our website under Data Privacy.
Last updated April 2018
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