Data Protection Declaration
The controller responsible for processing personal data is:
We are delighted that you have taken an interest in our company. We take the protection of your privacy and your private data very seriously.
We collect, process and use your personal data in line with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the national data protection regulations applicable to our company and according to the contents of this Data Protection Declaration.
The purpose of this Data Protection Declaration is to inform you about how we handle your personal data and what rights you have as a data subject.
Personal data is information about your personal or factual circumstances. This includes all information about your identity (e.g. name, email address or address). Information that can-not be associated with your identity (e.g. number of users of our online offerings) is not considered personal information.
You can generally use our online offerings without disclosing your identity and without providing personal information. However, personal data about you is collected for some of the services offered. We only collect, store and use the data for the purposes of use of our online offerings, particularly to provide the requested information.
Storage and processing of personal information
We store your information on secure servers. Technical and organisational measures are in place to prevent loss, destruction, access, alteration or dissemination of your data by unauthorised persons. Access to your data is limited to a few, authorised persons. They are responsible for the technical, commercial or editorial management of the server. Despite regular inspections, complete protection against all risks is not feasible.
Your data will not be passed on to third parties.
Our websites and the information you provide on our websites are generally transmitted via the Internet in unencrypted form. It therefore cannot be excluded that third parties can view and/or access the transmitted data. We recommend that you consider this aspect in your decision of whether and which data you transmit to us via the Internet.
Legal basis and duration of storage
The legal basis for processing and using your personal data is the performance of the contract, legal obligations, prevailing legitimate interests, as well as your consent. Not providing data can have various consequences.
Where necessary for the relevant purpose, we process your personal data for the duration of the entire business relationship and thereafter according to the legal storage and documentation obligations as well as until the expiry of open warranty deadlines or other relevant legal periods.
Information on your computer
Every time you access our online offerings, we will collect the following information about your computer, regardless of whether you register: the IP address, the browser request and the time of this request. Furthermore, the status and the quantity of data transferred during this request are also recorded. We also collect product and version information about the browser and operating system used. In addition, we record which website was used to access our online offerings. The IP address is only stored for the time that our online offerings are used and is subsequently deleted or anonymised by being shortened. The other data will be stored for a limited period of time.
We use this data to operate our online offerings, particularly to identify and rectify any errors, to determine the capacity of our online offerings and to make adjustments and improvements.
Cookies allow us to recognise your computer and make any presettings immediately available. Cookies help us to improve our online offerings and provide even better services which are further tailored to your needs.
The cookies we use are so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted after the browser session.
Most browsers are set up to automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or adjust the settings of your browser so that it informs you if cookies are sent. Please note you may not be able to use our online offerings or only to a limited extent if you reject the storage of cookies.
Use of script libraries (Google Web Fonts)
In order to provide correct and attractive content on our website across all browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries on this website, such as Google Web Fonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). Google Web Fonts are transferred to the cache of your browser to prevent multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Web Fonts or prohibits access, the contents are displayed in a standard font.
Accessing script libraries or font libraries automatically establishes a connection to the library operator. It is theoretically possible for operators of such libraries to collect data, although it is currently unclear whether they do and for what purposes.
Use of Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps API in order to display geographical information. When using Google Maps, Google will collect, process and use data about the visitors’ use of the map functions. More information about data processing by Google can be found in the Google data protection notice. Here, you can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection centre.
More detailed instructions on how to manage your own data with regard to Google products can be found here.
Links to other websites
Our online offerings contain links to other websites. These links are generally identified as such. We have no influence over the extent to which the linked websites comply with applicable data protection regulations. We therefore recommend reading the data protection declaration of the other websites.
Your rights to access, rectification, blocking, erasure and to object
You have the right to access the personal data we have stored about you at any time. You also have the right to the rectification, blocking or, except in cases of mandatory data storage for the purpose of conducting business, erasure of your personal data. In these cases, please contact our data protection officer. The contact information can be found below.
In order to take data blocking into account at any time, this data must be kept in a lock file for control purposes. You can request the erasure of the data unless we are legally obliged to store it. If such an obligation exists, we will block your data on request.
You can make changes or withdraw your consent by sending us notice thereof with effect for the future. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.
You can contact our data protection officer using the following email address:
Changes to this Data Protection Declaration
The date below indicates the version of this Data Protection Declaration. We reserve the right to make changes to the Data Protection Declaration at any time with effect for the future. The currently valid version can be accessed directly on our online offerings. Please visit our online offerings regularly to ensure you are aware of the currently valid version of the Data Protection Declaration.
Data Protection Declaration version: May 2018