Protecting your informational self-determination and privacy is important to us. Therefore, we gather, process and use personal data exclusively in accordance with applicable data protection and data security laws.
As legally described, specifically within the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the controller is:
Phone: +49 361 65308370
Objectives of data processing by the data controller and third parties
We process your personal data only for the objectives stated in this data protection declaration. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties for purposes other than those given. We give your personal data to third parties if:
• you have given your express consent,
• processing is necessary to transact a contract with you,
• processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation,
• processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data.
Collection of personal data during visits to our website
When using the website for information purposes only, for example, if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which are technically necessary in order for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal framework: Art. 6, §1(1)(f) GDPR):
• IP address
• Date and time of the request
• Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
• Content of the request (specific page)
• Access status/HTTP status code
• amount of data transferred in each case
• Website from which the request originates
• Operating system and its interface
• Language and version of the browser software.
Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. This automatically provides us with certain data such as IP address, type of browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to transmit viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can make navigation easier for you and enable the correct display of our web pages.
Under no circumstances will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.
To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (i.e. SSL) via HTTPS.
By contacting us regarding any questions per e-mail or using our contact form, you give us your voluntary consent for the purpose of contact. A valid e-mail address is required for this purpose. This is used to assign the request and then reply to it. The specification of any further data is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for possible follow-up questions. After your request has been processed, your personal data will be automatically deleted.
In order to present our contents correctly and graphically appealing with all browsers, this website uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by our own server. To avoid that user data are transferred we are loading Google fonts from our own server.
In case of a technical defect the following applies: Utilizing script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the library operator. In theory, it is possible – but currently also unclear whether and, if so, for what purposes – that operators of these corresponding libraries collect data.
When you visit a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser memory. To do this, your browser must connect to Google’s servers in the United States. This gives Google the information that our website was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (4) of the 1a f GDPR. If your browser does not support Google Web Fonts or does not allow access, content will be displayed in a default font.
Your rights as a data subject
You have the following rights in regard to us concerning your personal data:
• Right to information (Art. 15 EU GDPR),
• Right to rectification (Art. 16 EU GDPR),
• Right to deletion (Art. 17 EU GDPR),
• Right to limitation of processing (Art. 18 EU GDPR),
• Right of objection to processing (Art. 21 EU GDPR),
• Right to data transferability (Art. 20 EU GDPR),
• Right of appeal to the relevant supervisory authority (Art. 57 §1f, EU GDPR).
If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time effective from that point forward.
If you have given us your consent, you also have the right to revoke your consent at any time (Art. 7 §3, EU GDPR). All data processing that we have carried out up to your revocation remains legal in this case. We will inform you about the possibility of revoking your consent and the concrete steps for exercising the right of revocation at the point at which we obtain your consent.
Changes to data protection regulations
We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with current legal requirements or to integrate changes to our services into the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply for your next visit.
Status of the data protection policy: 28.10.2019