Data Protection

Thank you for your interest in our homepage and our company. Despite careful internal checks, we cannot be responsible for the content of external links.

The protection of any personal data that may be collected, processed and used during your visit to our homepage is an important matter to us. Your data will be protected within the framework of legal regulations. Below you will find information about what data is collected during your visit to our homepage and how it is used:

1. Collection and processing of data

All access to our homepage and all access of files from the homepage is recorded. This storage serves internal system-related and statistical purposes. The following are recorded: name of accessed files, date and time of access, volume of data transferred, message whether file access was successful, browser software and operating system.

In addition, the IP address of the inquiring computer will be recorded. Further personal data will only be recorded if you voluntarily offer this information, for instance during an inquiry or registration.

2. Use and Transmission of Personal Data

As far as you have made personal data available to us, we use it only to answer your inquiries, for the handling of closed contracts and for technical administration.

Your personal data will only to transferred to a third party or otherwise passed on if it is necessary for the purpose of handling a contract, in particular the passing on of order data to suppliers, for the settlement of accounts or if you previously consented. You have the right to retract an issued consent with future effect at any time.

The deletion of saved personal data takes place if you retract your consent to storage, if it is no longer necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was stored or when its storage is invalid on other legal grounds.

3. Right to Information

On written request we will gladly inform you of any stored data related to you.

Security information:

We use all the technical and organisational methods we can to ensure that your personal data is not accessible to third parties. We cannot guarantee complete data security in email communication; therefore we recommend any confidential information to be sent by post.

It is possible that third party content, for example YouTube videos, data from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites, is connected to this website. This means that the provider of this content (subsequently referred to as “third party provider”) stores the IP address of the user, as they would not be able to send the content to the browser of the relevant user without the IP address. For this reason, the IP address is necessary for the portrayal of this content. We take care to only use content whose provider only uses the IP address for delivering its content. However, we have no influence over whether the third party provider saves the IP address for statistical purposes. We inform the user as far as we are aware.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that enable specific information relevant to the device to be saved on the access device of the user (PC, smartphone etc.). They serve as one of the user-friendly aspects of websites (e.g. storage of login data). They also serve to collect the statistical data of the website usage and analyse it for the purpose of improving the service. The users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers provide the option of restricting or completing preventing the storage of cookies. However, it should be noted that without cookies use of the website, and in particular user comfort, is reduced.

You can manage many companies’ online cookie information on the US site www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/a>

Google Analytics

This service uses Google Analytics, a Google Inc. (”Google”) web analysis service. Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, text files saved on the user’s computer which allow an analysis of the use of the website. The information about the use of this website generated by cookies are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

In the case of the activation of an IP address anonymization on this website, the IP address of the user will be reduced by Google to within the member states of the European Union or in other states of the European Economic Area agreement. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. ON the order of the provider of this website, Google uses this information in order to analyse the use of this website through the users. This is done to compile reports about activity on the website and to produce further services related to the website use and Internet use compared with the website provider.

The IP address from your browser, transmitted by Google Analytics, is not combined with other data belonging to Google. The user can prevent the storage of cookies through the corresponding setting on their browser software. However, this service advises users that by preventing cookies you will not be able to make complete use of all of the functions on this website. Users can prevent collection and processing of the relevant data about their use of the website (including their IP address), which is saved by Google through cookies, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available in the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

As an alternative to browser add-ons or within the browser on mobile devices, please click on this link to prevent future storage by Google Analytics on this website. This will install an opt-out cookie on your device. To delete your cookies, you must click on this link again.

Use of Facebook Social Plug-Ins

This service uses social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) from the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA (“Facebook”). The plug-ins are visible in one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile or a “thumbs up” sign) or are identified by the addition “Facebook Social Plug-In”. The list and appearance of Facebook social plug-ins can be seen here: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

If a user loads a website belonging to this service which contains this plug-in, the browser builds a direct connection with Facebook’s servers. The content of the plug-in is transferred straight to your browser by Facebook and linked by them to the website. Therefore, the provider has no influence over the extent of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plug-in and informs the user of its state of knowledge:

Through the connection of plug-ins, Facebook obtains the information that a user has called up the relevant site of the service. If the user is logged on to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to their Facebook account. If the user interacts with the plug-ins, for example by clicking the Like button or leaving a comment, the relevant information is transferred from the browser straight to Facebook and saved there. If the user does not have a Facebook account, there is however the possibility that Facebook finds out the IP address and saves it. According to Facebook, in Germany only anonymized IP addresses are saved.

The purpose and extent of data collection, the processing and use of the data through Facebook, as well as the laws concerning it and setting options for the protection of the private sphere of the user, can be found in Facebook’s data protection advice: www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

If a user has a Facebook account but doesn’t want Facebook to collect this data and connect it with the account details saved on Facebook they must log out before accessing the Internet.

Likewise, it is possible to block Facebook social plug-ins with add-ons for your Browser, for example with “Facebook Blocker”.

+1 Button of Google+

This service uses the “+1” button of the social network Google Plus, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 US (“Google”).

If a user loads a website belonging to this service which contains this button, the browser builds a direct connection with Google’s servers. The content of the “+1” button is transferred straight to your browser by Google and linked by them to the website. Therefore, the provider has no influence over the extent of the data that Google collects with the help of this button. According to Google, no data is collected without a click on the button. Data such as IP address is only collected and processed for logged on members.

The purpose and extent of data collection, the processing and use of the data through Facebook, as well as the laws concerning it and setting options for the protection of the private sphere of the user, can be found in Google’s data protection advice for the “+1” button: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html and FAQs http://www.google.com/intl/de/+1/button/.

Twitter

This service uses the button of the service Twitter, operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94197 USA. They are visible on terms like “Twitter” and “Follow”, connected to a stylised blue bird. With the help of the button it is possible to share a post of site from this service on Twitter, or to follow the provider on Twitter.

If a user loads a website belonging to this service which contains this button, the browser builds a direct connection with Twitter’s servers. The content of the Twitter button is transferred straight to your browser by Twitter and linked by them to the website. Therefore, the provider has no influence over the extent of the data that Twitter collects with the help of this button and informs the user of its state of knowledge. According to Twitter, the IP address of the user is only transferred when the button is pressed, and used for no other purpose than to portray the button. Further information can be found in Twitter’s Data Protection Description twitter.com/privacy

Tumblr

This service uses the button of the service Tumblr, operated by Tumblr Inc., 35 East 21st Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY USA, hilfe@tumblr.com. They are visible on the term “Tumblr”. With the help of the button it is possible to share a post of site from this service on Tumblr, or to follow the provider on Tumblr.

If a user loads a website belonging to this service which contains this button, the browser builds a direct connection with Tumblr’s servers. The content of the Tumblr button is transferred straight to your browser by Tumblr’s and linked by them to the website. Therefore, the provider has no influence over the extent of the data that Tumblr collects with the help of this button and informs the user of its state of knowledge. According to Tumblr, the IP address of the user is only transferred when the button is pressed, and used for no other purpose than to portray the button. Further information can be found in Tumblr’s Data Protection Description www.tumblr.com/policy/de/privacy

Google AdSense

This service uses Google AdSense, a service connecting adverts of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses so-called ‘cookies’, text files saved on the user’s computer which allow an analysis of the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called Web Beacons (invisible graphics). Through these Web Beacons information such as visitor traffic to the sites of this service can be analyses.

The information about the use of this website (including the IP address of the user) and delivery of advertising forms generated by cookies and Web Beacons are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google can pass on this information to a contract partner. However, Google will not combine your IP address with other saved data about you.

The users can prevent the installation of cookies through the relevant setting of their browser software. However, the provider advises that in this case the user cannot make complete use of all of the functions of this service. Through using this website the user agrees to the processing of the information collected about them by Google in the described way and for the previously named purpose.

Retraction, Changes, Corrections and Updates

The user has the right to obtain on request free information about the personal data about them that has been stored. In addition, the user has the right to the correction of incorrect data and the blocking and deletion of personal data, as long as they are not faced with a legal retention obligation.