Data privacy declaration
Data Privacy Statement
1. At a glance
The following document provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data privacy can be found in our data privacy statement, which is incorporated in this document.
Data collected via our website
Who is responsible for collecting data via this website?
The data collected via this website is processed by the website operator, whose contact details are provided on this website under “Legal information”.
How do we collect your data?
Your data are collected when you communicate it to us. This may be, for example, data that you send us by e-mail.
Alternatively, data are automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. These are mainly technical data (e.g., relating to your internet browser, operating system or time of your page visit). These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data are collected in order to ensure that the website functions smoothly. Other data can be used to analyse your user behavior.
What rights do you have in regard to your data?
You have the right to be informed of the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge and at any time. You also have the right to request the rectification, restriction of processing or erasure of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the “Legal information” section if you have any further questions on the subject of data privacy. You also have the right to appeal to the competent supervisory authority.
2. General remarks and mandatory information
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data privacy statement.
When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data are data with which you can be personally identified. This data privacy statement explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.
We would like to point out that the transmission of data via the Internet (e.g., communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. Protecting data fully against access by third parties is not possible.
Identity of the controller
The controller is:
Alte Straße 45
M: +49 151 4075 7072
’Controller’ denotes the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g., names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Withdrawing your consent to data processing
Many data processing processes require your express consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal e-mail. The legality of the data processing up to the withdrawal remains unaffected thereby.
Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority
In the event of breaches of data privacy, the person concerned has a right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority, in this context the data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based:
Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen
Tel.: +49 211 38424-0
Fax: +49 211 38424-10
Right to data portability
In regard to data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or while fullfilling a contractual obligation, you have the right to have that data handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. Requesting the direct transfer of the data to another controller shall only be done provided this is technically feasible.
Access, rectification, restriction of processing, erasure
Subject to applicable law, you have the right to request, at any time and free of charge, to request information on your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing. In addition, you may have the right to rectification, restriction of processing or erasure of these data. You can contact us at any time at the address given under “Legal information” should you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.
Objection to advertising e-mail
We hereby object to the use of contact data appearing in the “Legal information” section for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising and/or information material. The operator of this website expressly reserves the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising, such as spam e-mails.
3. Data collected via this website
Some web pages use what are known as “cookies”. Cookies cause no damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make websites more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies used on this website are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted when you navigate away from the page. Other cookies remain stored on your computer until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.
Cookies that are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions you require (e.g., shopping basket function), are stored on the basis of Article 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure that the service can be provided as intended and free of technical errors. In the event that other cookies (e.g., cookies to analyze your usage behaviour) are stored, these are treated separately in this data privacy statement.
Server log files
The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
Browser type and browser version
Operating system used
The referring URL
The host name of the accessing computer
The time of the server request
The IP address
These data are not combined with other data sources.
The basis for data processing is Article 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.
Processing of data (customer and contractual data)
We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent necessary to establish, shape or change the legal relationship (existing data). This is done on the basis of Article 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract. We collect, process and use personal data concerning the use of our website (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable or invoice the user for the use of the service.
The collected customer data will be deleted after the order is completed or the business relationship ist terminated. Legal retention periods remain unaffected thereby.
Transfer of data upon conclusion of an agreement for services and digital content
We pass on personal data to third parties only if this is necessary in order to fulfil our contractual obligations towards you.
Beyond this, the data will not be transferred, unless you have expressly consented to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, for example for advertising purposes.
The basis for data processing is Article 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.
4. Social media
Sharing content via plugins (Facebook, Google+1, Twitter & Co.)
The content on our pages can be shared on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+ in accordance with data privacy regulations. This site uses the eRecht24 Safe Sharing Tool. This tool establishes direct contact between the networks and users only when the user actively clicks on one of the icons.
This tool does not automatically transfer user data to the operators of these platforms. If the user is logged in to one of the social networks, when using the social plugins of Facebook, Google+1, Twitter & Co. an alert appears in which the user can confirm the text before sending it.
Users can share the contents of this site on social networks in compliance with data privacy regulations without complete usage profiles being created by the network operators.
Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Every time you access one of our pages containing a LinkedIn function, a connection to LinkedIn’s servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website from your IP address. If you click on LinkedIn’s “Recommend” icon while you are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We point out that we as provider of the pages have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by LinkedIn.
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
Every time you access one of our pages containing a XING function, a connection to XING servers is established. To our knowledge, no personal data is stored. In particular, no IP addresses are stored, nor is usage behavior evaluated.
For further information on data privacy and the XING Share icon, please refer to XING’s data privacy statement at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.
5. Plugins und Tools
We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (“reCAPTCHA”) on our website. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
reCAPTCHA should check whether data input on our website (e.g. in a contact form) is done by a person or by an automated program. To that end reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the visitor to the website using a series of criteria. This analysis commences automatically, as soon as the visitor accesses the website. ReCAPTCHA examines various items of information for the purpose of the analysis (e.g. IP address, length of time the visitor spends on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data captured during the analysis are forwarded to Google.
The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Visitors to the website are not alerted to the fact that an analysis is being done.
These data are processed under Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting the web pages against any abusive automated spying and against spam.
Further information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s data privacy statement is available via the following links https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.
Google Web Fonts
This website uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google to ensure the uniform use of fonts on this site. These Google fonts are locally installed so that a connection to Google’s servers will not be established in conjunction with this application.
This English translation of the original German privacy statement was prepared for your convenience. In case of any discrepancies between the two versions, the German version shall prevail.