1. Data protection at a glance
The information below informs you in a simple manner about how we process your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data which allow someone to identify you in person. For more detailed information on the subject of data protection please refer to our Data Privacy Statement below.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for collecting data on this website?
The data on this website is processed by the website operator. For the corresponding contact data please see the imprint of this website.
How do we collect data?
On the one hand, we collect your data when you communicate them to us. E.g. the data which you enter into a contact form.
On the other hand, our IT systems automatically collect data when you visit our website. These are above all technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system, or exact time of page view). The collection of such data takes place automatically when you enter our website.
How do we use your data?
We collect a part of the data to ensure that our website operates perfectly. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What are your rights regarding your data?
You are entitled to obtain information about origin, receiver, and purpose of your personal data stored; this information is free of charge. Furthermore, your are entitled to demand correction, blocking, or deletion of these data. Please feel always free to ask any question regarding data protection and contact to this end the address stated in the imprint. Moreover, you have the right to lodge complaints with the supervising authority having jurisdiction.
Analysis tools and third-party tools
When you visit our website, it is possible to statistically evaluate how you surf the Internet. This is carried out primarily with cookies and so-called analysers. Normally, the analysis of your behaviour in the web is executed anonymously; it is impossible to connect the behaviour with your person. You may oppose this analysis or prevent it by non-usage of particular tools. Please see the Data Privacy Statement below for more details.
You may oppose this analysis. This Data Privacy Statement informs you about your options of objection.
2. General information and obligatory information
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very serious. We treat your personal data confidentially and in compliance with the data protection directives by law and with this Data Privacy Statement.
When you use this website, a variety of personal data is collected. Personal data are all data which allow someone to identify you in person. The present Data Privacy Statement explains what data are collected and to which end we use them. It also explains how and for what purpose this takes place.
We point out that data transmission in the Internet (e.g. by e-mail communication) may imply security vulnerabilities. It is impossible to fully protect the data against access by third parties.
Information about the responsible body
The responsible body for data processing on this website is:
Phone: +49 2191 842410
The responsible body is the individual or legal person who solely or together with other persons takes decisions on the purposes and means of processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, and the like).
3. Data collection on our website
The website uses to some extent so-called cookies. Cookies do not do harm to your computer and are virus-free. Cookies serve to make our offer more user friendly, more effective, and safer. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer and which your browser memorises.
Most of the cookies used by us are so-called "session cookies". They are deleted automatically when you exit the website. Other cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser when you enter our website the next time.
You may adjust your browser in a way that it notifies you when it sets cookies and to allow this in the individual case only, that cookies are allowed in particular cases only or are always deactivated, and that the cookies are automatically deleted when you exit the browser. A deactivation of cookies could cause a reduced functionality of the website.
Cookies which are required for electronic communication or for the provision of particular functions used by you (e.g. shopping cart) are stored in compliance with GDPR Art. 6, Para. 1, lit. f. The website operator is legitimately interested in storing cookies to render its service in a technically sound and optimised manner. The storage of other cookies (e.g. to analyse your behaviour in the web) is treated separately in this Data Privacy Statement.
Server log files
The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These pieces of information are:
- type and version of browser,
- operating system used,
- referrer URL,
- host name of the accessing computer,
- exact time of the server inquiry,
- IP address.
A combination of these data with other data sources is not effected.
The data processing is based on GDPR Art. 6, Para. 1, lit. f where the processing of data to fulfil an agreement or preliminary contract measures is allowed.
If you use the contact form for inquiries, we store the data of the inquiry form, including the contact data stated by you on this form, to process your inquiry and for later questions. We will not disseminate your data without your prior consent.
Thus, processing of the data entered in the contact form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (GDPR Art. 6, Para. 1, lit. a). You may revoke your consent at any time by informal notification by e-mail to us. The lawfulness of data processing until this revocation shall remain unaffected by the revocation.
We keep the data entered by you in the contact form until you request the deletion, revoke your consent to data storage, or the purpose of data storage is not applicable anymore (e.g. upon complete processing of your inquiry). Mandatory provisions of law – especially retention periods – shall remain unaffected.
4. Plug-ins and Tools
This website uses Google Maps via an API. The Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland is the provider.
For a use of Google Maps functions, it is required to store your IP address. Normally, this information is transmitted to a Google server in the U.S.A. to be stored there. The provider of this website has no influence on such data transmission.
Google Maps are used on behalf of an appealing representation of our online service and to find easily the places stated on our website . This is a legitimate interest as defined in GDPR Art. 6, Para. 1, lit. f.
We use "Google reCAPTCHA" (hereinafter referred to as "reCAPTCHA") on our websites. The Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland is the provider.
reCAPTCHA is designed to check whether the input of data on our website (e.g. in the contact form) is made by a human being or by an automated programme. To this end reCAPTCHA uses several criteria to analyse the behaviour of the visitor on the website. The analysis starts automatically as soon as the visitor enters the website. reCAPTCHA evaluates several pieces of information (e.g. IP address, period of time the visitor stays on the website, or mouse movement by the user). The data collected during the analysis are transmitted to Google.
reCAPTCHA analyses run in the background entirely. Visitors of the websites are not notified of the analyses.
The data processing takes place in compliance with GDPR Art. 6, Para. 1, lit. f. The operator of the website has legitimate interest in the protection of its website against abusive automated spying and SPAM.