DATA PROTECTION AT A GLANCE
DATA COLLECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the imprint of this website.
How do we collect your data?
Your data is collected when you provide it to us, for example, by filling out a contact form.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data (e.g., internet browser, operating system, or time of page access). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking, or deletion of this data. For this purpose and for further questions regarding data protection, you can contact us at any time using the address provided in the imprint. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
ANALYSIS TOOLS AND THIRD-PARTY TOOLS
GENERAL INFORMATION AND MANDATORY INFORMATION
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g., communication by email) can have security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
The responsible party for data processing on this website is:
Phone: +49 (0) 931 4546 2484
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g., names, email addresses, etc.).
WITHDRAWAL OF YOUR CONSENT TO DATA PROCESSING
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. An informal email to us is sufficient for this purpose. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
RIGHT TO COMPLAIN TO THE COMPETENT SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY
In the event of violations of data protection law, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for data protection issues is the State Data Protection Officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of the data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
SSL OR TLS ENCRYPTION
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the website operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the change in the address line of your browser from “http://” to “https://” and the lock symbol in your browser line.
When SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
INFORMATION, BLOCKING, DELETION
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing, as well as a right to correction, blocking, or deletion of this data. For this purpose and for further questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.
OBJECTION TO PROMOTIONAL EMAILS
We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information materials. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam emails.
DATA COLLECTION ON OUR WEBSITE COOKIES
The websites partially use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer 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 we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.
You can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and to allow cookies only in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.
SERVER LOG FILES
The website provider 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
- Referrer URL
- Hostname of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for pre-contractual measures.
If you send us inquiries via a contact form, your information from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We will not disclose this data without your consent.
The processing of data entered into the contact form is based on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)). You can revoke this consent at any time. An informal email notification to us is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g., after your inquiry has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – especially retention periods – remain unaffected.
ANALYSIS TOOLS, ADVERTISING, AND LEAD GENERATION GOOGLE ANALYTICS
This website uses “Google Analytics,” a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA), to analyze website usage by users. The service uses “cookies” – text files that are stored on your device. The information collected through cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
IP anonymization is activated on this website. The IP address of users is shortened within the member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter referred to as “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
reCAPTCHA is used to determine whether data entry on our websites (e.g., in a contact form) is made by a human or an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g., IP address, duration of the website visitor’s stay on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.
The reCAPTCHA analyses run entirely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place.
The data processing is based on Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting their web offerings from abusive automated spying and spam.
LINKEDIN LEAD GENERATION
We also use the services of so-called lead generation tools. Lead generation is a term from marketing. A lead is a qualified prospect who is interested in a company or product and voluntarily provides the advertiser with their address and similar contact information (lead = data record) for further dialogue, thereby likely becoming a customer. Generating high-quality leads is a fundamental task for acquiring new customers. Address data of potential prospects can be generated online and offline with precise targeting, and this is also our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.
We use the “LinkedIn Lead Generation” service. LinkedIn uses forms for lead generation, and functions and content of the LinkedIn service provided by LinkedIn AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, can be integrated and offered. If users are members of the LinkedIn platform, LinkedIn can associate the call of the aforementioned content and functions with the users’ profiles on LinkedIn.
If LinkedIn processes data in the United States, it is based on EU standard contractual clauses, which provide adequate safeguards within the meaning of Art. 46(1), (2)(c) of the GDPR.
In this context, we also use LinkedIn’s lead generation tools.
The use of these tools serves marketing purposes. Our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR is also based on these purposes.
PLUGINS AND TOOLS YOUTUBE
Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated site YouTube. The operator of these pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This informs the YouTube server about which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.
GOOGLE WEB FONTS
This site uses web fonts provided by Google for the uniform representation of fonts. When you visit a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, your browser needs to establish a connection to Google’s servers. In doing so, Google gains knowledge that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and attractive presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.
This site uses the Google Maps service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy locatability of the places indicated on our website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.