- Data protection
According to legal requirements, users of this website must be informed about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data on this website. The following information is intended to provide you with a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. With regard to the terms used here, we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO).
What is personal data?
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (data subject), i.e. any information with which you can be personally identified. If you would like more detailed information on the subject of data protection, you can find this in this data protection declaration.
What does processing of data mean?
Processing means any operation performed with or without the aid of automated procedures, in particular to collect, to store, to use, to modify or to delete data.
What types of data are collected on this website?
Through this website, inventory data (e.g. name/address), contact data (e.g. e-mail/phone number), usage data (e.g. pages visited/time of access) and communication data (e.g. IP addresses/device information) may be collected.
Who collects the data on this website?
The collection of data on this website is carried out by the operator. The relevant contact details of the operator can be found in the information below on the responsible party or in the imprint of the website.
How is your data collected?
Your data is collected when you provide it to us, for example. This can happen, for example, when you send the data by e-mail or enter it in a form.
However, there are also other data that are automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website, for example, through your computer or smartphone. This is mainly technical data, for example, with which Internet browser you are on the Internet, which operating system you use or on which day or at what time you visited our website. This data collection takes place automatically as soon as you are connected to the website.
What is your data used for?
A large part of the data is collected to determine what you use on our website. This enables us to ensure an error-free presentation of the website. Another part is used to determine which parts of the website you have visited and what you were interested in. If you provide us with your contact details, this information will be used to contact you and communicate with you.
What rights do you have regarding the data you provide?
With regard to the personal data stored by you, you have the right at any time to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of this data. You may also request correction, blocking, complete or partial deletion of this data. If you have any questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time, in particular at the responsible office indicated below or at the address indicated in the imprint. In addition, you are free to complain to the competent supervisory authority.
What are analytics tools and other third-party tools?
Your surfing behavior on our website may be analyzed as soon as you visit it. This is done primarily with the aid of cookies and, where applicable, using certain analysis programs. Normally, the analysis of your surfing behavior is anonymous and it cannot be traced back to you. For this purpose, you have the option to object to the analysis or you can prevent the use of certain tools. You can find more information and instructions on this in the following notes.
- Mandatory information and further notes
- Data privacy
Basically, we would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet, for example, through communication by e-mail is not secure in all respects. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is unfortunately not completely possible.
- Legal basis
According to Art. 6 (1) a) and Art. 7 DSGVO, it is possible to obtain your consent for data processing. The legal basis for the processing of your data for the fulfillment of services by us and to respond to your inquiries is Art. 6 (1) lit. b) DSGVO. The provision of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) DSGVO is the basis for the processing of data for the fulfillment of legal obligations incumbent upon us and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO enables us to process your data for the protection of our legitimate interests.
- Responsible entity
The following entity is responsible for data processing on this website:
The controller is the above-mentioned legal entity which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.
- Right to information
According to Article 15 of the DSGVO, you have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether we are processing data relating to you. In addition, you have the right to information about this data and the right to receive a copy of this data.
- Right of rectification
Art. 16 DSGVO gives you the right to request the completion and/or correction of the data concerning you.
- Right to deletion
In accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, you have the right to demand that data concerning you be deleted without delay.
- Right to restriction of processing
According to Art. 18 DSGVO, you can request a restriction of the processing of the data by us.
- Right to data portability
According to Art. 20 DSGVO, you have the right to have the data provided by you transferred to you or a third party in a common and machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this can only be done insofar as this is technically feasible.
- Right of withdrawal
For many data processing operations, it is necessary that you give your explicit consent. Once you have given your consent, you can revoke it at any time in accordance with Art. 7 (3) DSGVO. In principle, an informal communication, for example by e-mail to us, is sufficient for this purpose. The legality of the data processing remains unaffected by a possible revocation.
- Right of objection
According to Art. 21 DSGVO, you have the right to object to future processing of data concerning you by us. The objection may also be directed against processing by us for the purpose of direct marketing.
- Right of complaint to the supervisory authority
If you believe that a violation of data protection regulations has occurred, you have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority with regard to data protection issues is the state data protection commissioner of the federal state in which we have our registered office; this is North Rhine-Westphalia. A list of the respective data protection officers as well as the specific contact details can be found in the following link:
- SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that in the address line of your browser the address begins with http://https://, or you can see a lock in the browser line. If such encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
- Data deletion
- Data collection on our website
- Server log files
Our website is stored on servers. The provider of the server automatically stores information about the visit to our website. This is so-called log files, which are automatically transmitted by the browser you are using. In particular, the following information is transmitted:
-browser type and version,
-time of server request,
-operating system used,
In principle, this data is not merged with other data sources.
The legal basis for the collection and processing of this data is Art. 6 para. 2 lit. f) DSGVO. This legal basis is the legitimate interest to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures.
No cookies are set by our website.
If you choose the way to send us inquiries by e-mail, the information from the e-mail including the contact information you provide there will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and in case of further questions. This data will not be passed on without your express consent.
The processing of the data transmitted by you via e-mail is therefore based in particular on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a) DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time. An informal communication, for example by e-mail, is sufficient for this purpose. In principle, the legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected. In the event of contact being made without express consent on your part, e.g. by e-mail, the processing of the data will be carried out on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO for the purpose of processing the contact request and handling it.
All data provided by you will remain with us until you request deletion of the same, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies. The latter is the case, for example, when we have completed processing your request. A review of the necessity takes place every two years. In the case of legal archiving obligations, your data will be deleted after the respective expiration. Of course, mandatory legal provisions, in particular legal retention periods (6 years in the case of commercial law and 10 years in the case of tax retention obligations) remain unaffected.
- Plug-ins and tools
Plug-ins from the Google-operated YouTube site are used on our website. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit a page that is equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. In the process, the YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in with a YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can always prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. YouTube is used by us to ensure the appropriate and appealing presentation of our online offer. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO.