Thank you very much for your interest in our website. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Below, you will find information regarding the handling of your data which are collected through your usage of our website. The processing of your data is undertaken in accordance with the statutory guidelines regarding data protection. Insofar as links are placed to other websites, we have neither influence nor control over the linked contents and the data protection guidelines there. We recommend that you review the data protection declarations on the linked websites in order to be able to determine whether and in what scope personal data are collected, processed, used or made available to third parties.
Responsible Party in Accordance with the Data Protection Law
Tel.: +49 (0)2405 479080
Contact Data of the Data Protection Officer
80802 München (Germany)
Our Data Protection Declaration is supposed to be simple and understandable to everyone. As a rule, the Data Protection Declaration uses the official definitions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The official definitions are discussed in detail in Art. 4 GDPR.
Data Processing through the Visit to Our Website
Whenever you visit our webpages, it is technically required that your Internet browser transmits data to our web server. The following data are collected during an on-going connection for communication purposes between your Internet browser and our web server:
• Domain visited
• Date and time of day of the inquiry
• Page from which the file was requested
• Access status (file transmitted, file not found, etc.)
• Web browser and operating system used
• IP address of the querying computer
• Transferred data quantity
We collect the aforementioned data in order to guarantee a seamless connection set-up for the website and to enable a comfortable usage of our website by the users. In addition, the log file serves the purposes of the evaluation of the system security and system stability as well as for administrative purposes. The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and/or of the log files is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
As required, we shall store these data temporarily for technical security reasons–particularly in order to ward off attempts to attack our web server. It is not possible for us to draw inferences to individual persons based upon these data. No later than seven days, the data shall be anonymised by reducing the IP address to the domain level so that it is no longer possible to create correlations to the individual user. No evaluation whatsoever of these data is conducted except for statistical purposes in anonymised form. These data are not commingled with data from other data sources.
Our website uses an SSL encryption procedure whenever it concerns the transmission of confidential or personal content of our users. This encryption is activated, for example, during the implementation of payment transactions as well as in the case of inquiries which you send to us via our website. Please ensure that the SSL encryption is activated during corresponding activities from your side. The usage of encryption can be easily recognised: The display in your browser line switches from http:// to “https://”. Data encrypted via SSL cannot be read by third parties. Transmit your confidential information only with activated SSL encryption and, in cases of doubt, please contact us.
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Ireland Limited (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your usage of the website. As a rule, the information generated by the cookie regarding your usage of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA or Ireland and stored there. We use Google Analytics only with activated IP anonymisation. This means that the IP address of the users is shortened by Google within the member countries of the European Union or in other contracting states to the European Economic Area Convention whereby any personal inferences can thus be excluded. Google Ireland Limited, with its commercial residence in Ireland, is certified for the U.S.-European “Privacy Shield” Data Protection Convention which guarantees the fulfilment of the data protection level which is valid in the EU. The processing is done in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR and/or § 15 Para. 3 German Telemedia Act upon the basis of our rightful interest in the statistical analysis of the user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes. The storage duration of these data is 26 months.
By mandate of this website’s operator, Google shall use this information in order to evaluate your usage of the website, in order to compile reports regarding the website activities and in order to render additional services associated with the usage of the website and the Internet to the website’s operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the parameters of Google Analytics shall not be commingled with other data by Google. The Usage Terms and Conditions of Google Analytics and information regarding data protection can be retrieved via the following links: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html as well as at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by correspondingly adjusting the settings on your browser software; however, we wish to point out that, in this case, you may not be able to comprehensively use all functions of this website. Moreover, you can prevent the collection of the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and making reference to your usage of the website from being sent to Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in that is available at the URL http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
A click on the following link prevents the collection by Google Analytics by placing a so-called opt-out cookie:
You can find information regarding the handling of user data by Google Analytics in Google’s Data Protection Declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de
Google Web Fonts
For the uniform displaying of fonts, this website uses so-called Web Fonts which are provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (“Google”). Google Web Fonts enable us to use external fonts, so-called Google Fonts. When visiting our Internet site, the required Google Font is downloaded by your web browser into your browser’s cache in order to correctly display texts and fonts. This is necessary so that your browser can also display an optically-improved depiction of our texts. If your browser does not support this function, a standard font will be used by your computer for display purposes. The integration of these web fonts is made by a server call–as a rule, a server from Google in the USA. By doing so, it is transmitted to the server which page of our Internet site you have visited. The IP address of the browser of the visitor’s device is also stored by Google.
We use Google Web Fonts for optimisation purposes–particularly in order to improve the usage of our Internet site for you and in order to make its layout user-friendlier. Herein also lies our rightful interest in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Google has subjected itself to and is certified in accordance with the Privacy Shield Convention that has been concluded between the European Union and the USA. Thus, Google is obliged to fulfil the standards and the guidelines of European data protection law. You can find detailed information in the following linked entry: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active
You can find additional information regarding data protection in Google’s Data Protection Declaration: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
You can find more extensive information regarding Google Web Fonts at http://www.google.com/webfonts/, https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?hl=de-DE&csw=1 and https://www.google.com/fonts#AboutPlace:about.
Google Maps Plugin
You can find detailed information regarding the data protection guidelines and Usage Terms and Conditions for Google Maps here: www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.
On our website, we use an online advertising programme called Google AdWords from Google Ireland Limited. In this regard, conversion tracking is also used. Via this tool, Google AdWords places a cookie on your PC whenever you come to our website via a Google advertisement. The cookie has no more validity after 30 days. It does not enable personal inferences to be drawn. If you visit our website as a user and the cookie is still working, it will be recognisable for us jointly with Google that you have clicked on the corresponding advertisement and were guided to our website. In this regard, each Google AdWords customer is assigned a different cookie. Cookies cannot thus be tracked via the websites of the AdWords customers. Through the data obtained through conversion cookies, conversion statistics are compiled for AdWords customers. As customers, we thus find out the total number of users who have responded to our advertisement and then were guided to a website which was equipped with a conversion tracking tag. During this process, we receive no information which we could use to personally identify you as the user. If you should reject the tracking process, the cookie from the Google conversion tracking will be deactivated via your Internet browser. As required, please use the browser’s Help function for additional information.
You can find detailed information regarding Google’s data protection guidelines at www.google.de/policies/privacy/.
Social Media Links
Social networks (Facebook, Twitter and Xing) have been integrated into our website merely as a link to the corresponding services. After clicking on the integrated text/image link, you will be guided to the webpage of the respective provider. Only then after you have been guided there shall user information be transmitted to the respective provider. Please review the information regarding the handling of your personal data during the usage of these websites by examining the respective data protection guidelines of the providers which you use.
If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we require that you provide an e-mail address as well as information which enables us to verify that you are indeed the owner of the e-mail address that has been provided and grant your consent to receive the newsletter.
In order to guarantee a consensual sending of the newsletter, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. During the course of this procedure, the potential recipient allows himself to be placed on a distribution list. The user then receives a confirmation e-mail whereby he is granted the opportunity to confirm the registration in a legally-compliant manner. Only when the confirmation has been made shall the address be actively integrated into the distribution list. We use these data exclusively for the sending of the required information and offers. Newsletter2Go is used as the newsletter software. In this regard, your data are transmitted to Newsletter2Go GmbH. However, Newsletter2Go is forbidden from selling your data and using them for other purposes than for the sending of newsletters. Newsletter2Go is a German certified provider which was selected based upon the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation and the German Data Protection Act.
You can find additional information here: https://www.newsletter2go.de/informationen-newsletter-empfaenger/
You can at any time revoke the consent that has been granted for the storage of the data, the e-mail address as well as their usage for the sending of the newsletter by, for example, clicking on the "Cancel" link in the newsletter.
The data protection measures are always subject to the technical innovations. For this reason, we request that you keep yourself updated in regular intervals regarding our data protection measures by reviewing our Data Protection Declaration.
Sometimes, the cookies serve to simplify the website processes by saving the settings (e.g. the saving of already-selected options). Insofar as personal data are also processed through individual cookies implemented by us, the processing is done in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR either for the implementation of the contractual agreement or, in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR, for the safeguarding of our rightful interests in the best-possible functionality of the website as well as a customer-friendly and effective design for the website visit.
You can adjust the settings on your browser in such a manner that you are notified of the placement of cookies and permit cookies only in the individual case, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally as well as activate the automatic deletion of the cookies upon closing the browser. The cookie settings can be managed via the following links for the respective browsers.
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
You can also manage the cookies of many companies and functions individually which are used for advertising purposes. In this regard, use the corresponding user tools which are retrievable at https://www.aboutads.info/choices/ oder http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices
Most browsers also offer a so-called “do not track function” via which you can indicate that you would not like to be “followed” by websites. Whenever this function is activated, the respective browser is notifying the advertising networks, websites and applications that you would not like to be followed for the purpose of behaviour-based advertising and the like. You can find information and instructions regarding how you can implement this function according to your browser’s provider via the following links:
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/2790761?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=de
Mozilla Firefox: https://www.mozilla.org/de/firefox/dnt/
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17288/windows-internet-explorer-11-use-do-not-track
Please keep in mind that the deactivation of cookies may result in the restriction of the functionality of this website.
Data Dissemination and Recipient
Your personal data shall not be disseminated to third parties except in the following cases:
• If we have explicitly made reference to this in the description of the respective data processing.
• If you have issued your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 lit. a GDPR,
• The dissemination is required in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 lit. f GDPR in order to assert, exercise or ward off legal claims and no reason exists to assume that you have a prevailing interest worthy of protection in the non-dissemination of your data,
• In the case that a statutory obligation exists for the dissemination in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 lit. c GDPR and insofar as this is required in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 lit. b GDPR for the implementation of the contractual relationships with you.
Moreover, for the implementation of our services, we utilise external service providers whom we have carefully selected and commissioned in writing. They are bound to follow our instructions and are controlled by us upon a regular basis. As required, we have also concluded contracted data processing agreements with them in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR. They are service providers for the webhosting, the sending of e-mails as well as the maintenance and servicing of our IT systems, etc. The service providers shall not pass on these data to third parties.
Duration of the Storage of Personal Data
The duration of the storage of personal data shall be calculated based upon the applicable statutory retention timeframes (e.g. from commercial law and tax law). After the respective timeframe lapses, the corresponding data shall be routinely deleted. Insofar as data are required for the purpose of contractual fulfilment or contractual negotiations or we have a rightful interest in their continued storage, the data shall be deleted if they are no longer required for these purposes or you exercise your right of revocation or your right of objection.
You will find information below regarding which affected party rights the applicable data protection law grants to you in your dealings with the Responsible Party with regards to the processing of your personal data:
The right in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR to demand information regarding your personal data which we are processing. In particular, you can demand information regarding the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data were or are being disclosed, the planned storage timeframe, the existence of a right of correction, deletion, restriction of the processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data insofar as we have not collected them as well as the existence of an automated decision-making process including profiling and, where applicable, detailed information in this regard.
The right in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR to demand the prompt correction of your incorrect personal data which we have stored or to demand the prompt completion of your incomplete personal data which we have stored.
The right in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR to demand the deletion of your personal data which we have stored insofar as the processing thereof is not required for the exercising of the right of free expression and for providing information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercising or warding-off of legal claims.
The right in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data insofar as you dispute the correctness of the data, the processing is illegal, but you reject their deletion and we no longer require the data, but you nonetheless require them for the assertion, exercising or warding-off of legal claims or you have lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR.
The right in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, standard and machine-readable format or to demand the dissemination thereof to another Responsible Party.
The right in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR to lodge a complaint to a government supervisory agency. As a rule, in this regard, you can contact the government supervisory agency of the German state of our aforementioned commercial residence or, where applicable, the government supervisory agency which is competent for your customary abode or work location.
The right to revoke the consents granted in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR: You shall have the right to at any time revoke a consent that has been granted for the processing of data with effectiveness for the future. In the case that the revocation is made, we shall promptly delete the affected data insofar as additional processing cannot be supported upon a legal basis for the processing thereof without consent being required. The legality of the processing done based upon the consent until revocation was made shall not be affected by the revocation of the consent.
Right of Objection
Insofar as your personal data are processed by us upon the basis of rightful interests in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 lit. f GDPR, you shall have the right, in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, to lodge an objection against the processing of your personal data insofar as this is done for reasons which are based on your special situation. Insofar as the objection is lodged against the processing of personal data for the purpose of direct advertising, you shall have a general right of objection without being required to state a special situation.
If you would like to exercise your right of revocation or your right of objection, it suffices to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes to Our Data Protection Declaration
We reserve the right to, as required, adapt and/or update this Data Protection Declaration subject to the fulfilment of the applicable data protection guidelines. In this manner, we can adapt the Data Protection Declaration to the current legal requirements and consider changes to our services, e.g. during the introduction of new services. The respectively most current version shall be valid for your visit.