Data protection statement

Data protection statement

Thank you for visiting our website and showing an interest in our company.

The protection of your personal data in terms of how it is collected, processed and used during your visit to our homepage is an important topic for us. Your data is protected in accordance with legal regulations.

When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This data protection declaration explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

The use of the contact details of our imprint for commercial advertising is explicitly not desired, unless we have given our prior written consent or there is already an existing business relationship. The provider and all persons named on this website hereby object to any commercial use and disclosure of their data.

Following you will find information on what data is collected during your visit to the homepage and how it is used.

Collection and processing of data

External Hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster’s servers. This can primarily be IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website access and other data generated via a website. The hoster is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of a safe, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

Our hoster will only process your data to the extent that this is necessary to fulfill its obligations and will follow our instructions regarding this data.

Server Log Files

The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files that your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources. This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically flawless presentation and optimization of his website – the server log files must be recorded for this.

Cookies

“Cookies” are small files that are stored on users’ computers. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after their visit within an online offer. Temporary cookies, or “session cookies” or “transient cookies”, are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his browser. In such a cookie e.g. the contents of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status are saved. “Permanent” or “persistent” cookies remain saved even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved if the users visit the website after several days. Such a cookie can also be used to store the interests of users who are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. A “third-party cookie” refers to cookies from providers other than the person responsible for operating the online offer (otherwise, if they are only their cookies, we speak of “first-party cookies”).

You can set your browser such that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Analysis tools and third party tools

When you visit our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with cookies and with so-called analysis programs. Your surfing behavior is usually analyzed anonymously. The surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools.

You can contradict to this analysis. When you first visit our website with your browser, you will be informed about the cookies used and can influence their storage.

Browser Plugin

You can also prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our website. This is a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.

With the certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active Google guarantees that they also comply with the EU data protection regulations when processing data in the USA.

The Google Analytics service is used to analyze the usage behavior of our website. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our website.

Usage and user-related information, such as IP address, location, time or frequency of visits to our website, are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, we use Google Analytics with the so-called anonymization function. With this function, Google shortens the IP address within the EU or the EEA.

The data collected this way is in turn used by Google to provide us with an evaluation of the visits to our website and the usage activities there. This data can also be used to provide other services related to the use of our website and the use of the internet. Google states that your IP address will not be linked to other data. Google also maintains further data protection information, for example on the options for preventing data use under https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners

Google also offers a so-called deactivation add-on along with further information on this under: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

This add-on can be installed with the usual internet browsers and offers you further control over the data that Google collects when you access our website. The add-on notifies the JavaScript (ga.js) from Google Analytics that information about visiting our website should not be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, this does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analysis services. Of course, we will also inform you in this data protection statement whether and which other web analysis services are used by us.

Borlabs Cookies

This website uses the Borlabs Cookie plug-in (https://de.borlabs.io), which sets a technically necessary cookie to save your cookie consent.

Borlabs Cookie does not process any personal data.

The Borlabs Cookie stores the consent that you gave when entering the website. If you want to revoke this consent, simply delete the cookie in your browser. If you re-enter / reload the website, you will be asked again for your cookie consent.

Polylang

We use the Polylang program for the multilingualism of our website. Polylang is a product of WP SYNTEX, 28, rue Jean Sebastien Bach, 38090 Villefontaine, France. We write posts, pages and create categories and publish tags as usual, then define the language for each of them. Polylang cookies are only used to recognize and record the language used or selected by the user. These cookies remain stored for one year and are then deleted.

Further information on data protection compliance can be found here: https://polylang.pro/doc/is-polylang-compatible-with-the-eu-cookie-law/

Datatables

We use datatables.net functionalities for the table representations on our website. More information about datatables.net can be found here: https://datatables.net/privacy

Google Web Fonts

This page uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you go to a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to the Google servers. This gives Google knowledge that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a consistent and appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.

Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Google Maps API

This website uses the Google Maps map service via an API to visually display geographic information. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this page has no influence on this data transmission. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and to make it easier to find the places we have indicated on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. More information on the handling of user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Contact form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details will be taken from the inquiry form including the contact details you provided there for the purpose of processing the inquiry and saved in case of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of inquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this has been requested.

The data you entered in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – especially retention periods – remain unaffected.

Other forms of inquiries

If you contact us in any other way, your request, including all personal data resulting from it (name, request), will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of inquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this has been requested.

The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – especially legal retention periods – remain unaffected.

Rights of the data subject

As the person concerned, you have various rights under the GDPR, which arise in particular from Articles 15 to 18 and 21 GDPR:

  • Right of objection: You have the right, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, to contradict at any time against the processing of your personal data, which is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions. If your personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected to such direct advertising.
  • Right to withdraw consent: You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
  • Right of access: You have the right to request a confirmation as to whether the data in question are being processed and for information about this data, as well as for further information and a copy of the data in accordance with the legal requirements.
  • Right to rectification: In accordance with the legal requirements, you have the right to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of the incorrect data concerning you.
  • Right to erasure and restriction of processing: In accordance with the legal requirements, you have the right to request that the data in question be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to request that the processing of the data be restricted in accordance with the legal requirements.
  • Right to data portability: You have the right to receive personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format in accordance with the legal requirements or to request that the data should be transmitted to another person responsible.
  • Complaint to the supervisory authority: In accordance with the legal requirements, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged violation, if you believe that the processing of your relevant personal data violates the GDPR.

For information, please contact us in writing – see contact details in the imprint.

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to occasionally adjust this data protection declaration so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or to implement changes in our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services.

The new data protection declaration then applies to your next visit.

Security note

We endeavor to store your personal data securely by taking all technical and organizational options so that it cannot be accessed by third parties.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the internet (e.g. when communicating by email) has security gaps and cannot be completely protected against access by third parties.