DATA COLLECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find his contact details in the imprint of this website.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected by you providing it to us. This can be, for example, data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page view). 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 error-free provision 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 a right to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
ANALYSIS TOOLS AND TOOLS FROM THIRD PARTIES
2. General notes and mandatory information
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
NOTE ON THE RESPONSIBLE OFFICE
The responsible body for data processing on this website is:
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses or similar).
REVOCATION OF YOUR CONSENT TO DATA PROCESSING.
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke consent you have already given at any time. For this purpose, an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
RIGHT OF COMPLAINT TO THE COMPETENT SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY
In the event of violations of data protection law, the data subject has a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in matters of data protection law is the state data protection commissioner of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of 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.
RIGHT TO DATA PORTABILITY
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.
SSL OR TLS ENCRYPTION
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If 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 at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.
OBJECTION TO ADVERTISING E-MAILS
We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation for the purpose of sending advertising and information material that has not been expressly requested. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.
3. data protection officer
STATUTORY DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
4. data collection on our website
The internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. 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 the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser so 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 closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions that you have requested (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surfing behavior) are stored, these are treated separately in this data protection declaration.
SERVER LOG FILES
The provider of the pages 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
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
If you send us inquiries via contact form, your data from the inquiry form, including the contact data you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you entered in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after we have completed processing your request). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.
PROCESSING OF DATA (CUSTOMER AND CONTRACT DATA)
We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent that they are necessary for the establishment, content or modification of the legal relationship (inventory data). This is done on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data about the use of our Internet pages (usage data) only insofar as this is necessary to enable the user to use the service or to bill the user.
The collected customer data will be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
DATA TRANSFER UPON CONCLUSION OF A CONTRACT FOR SERVICES AND DIGITAL CONTENT
We transmit personal data to third parties only if this is necessary in the context of the contract, such as to the credit institution entrusted with the processing of payments.
Further transmission of data does not take place or only if you have expressly consented to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, for example for advertising purposes.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
MATOMO (FORMERLY: PIWIK)
This website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo (formerly Piwik). Matomo uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymized before storage.
not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.
If you do not agree to the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate the storage and use here. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser that prevents Matomo from storing usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be deleted. The opt-out must be reactivated when you visit our site again.
Exclusion from Matomo
GOOGLE TAG MANAGER
This website uses the Google Tag Manager. Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows marketers to manage website tags through one interface. The Tag Manager tool itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-less domain and does not collect any personal data. The tool takes care of triggering other tags, which in turn may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level, it remains in place for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). The use is based on Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States). Google processes website usage data on our behalf and is contractually committed to measures to ensure the confidentiality of the processed data.
During your website visit, the following data is recorded, among others:
- Pages viewed
- The achievement of "website goals" (for example, contact requests and newsletter sign-ups)
- Your behavior on the pages (for example, clicks, scrolling behavior, and dwell time)
- Your approximate location (country and city)
- Your IP address (in shortened form, so that no clear assignment is possible)
- Technical information such as browser, Internet provider, terminal device and screen resolution
- Source of origin of your visit (i.e. via which website or which advertising medium you came to us)
This data is transferred to a Google server in the USA. In doing so, Google observes the data protection provisions of the "EU-US Privacy Shield" agreement.
IP anonymization is used on this website. The IP address of the user is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area and in the other contracting states of the agreement. Only in individual cases is the IP address initially transmitted unabbreviated to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. This shortening eliminates the personal reference of your IP address. The user's IP address transmitted by the browser is not combined with other data stored by Google.
As part of the agreement on the order data agreement, which we as website operators have concluded with Google Inc., the latter uses the information collected to create an evaluation of website use and website activity and provides services associated with internet use.
The data collected by Google on our behalf is used to evaluate the use of our online offering by individual users, e.g. to create reports on website activity in order to improve our online offering.
You have the option of preventing cookies from being stored on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. It is not guaranteed that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restrictions if your browser does not allow cookies.
Furthermore, by installing the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics once, you can prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to and used by Google Inc.
As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link: Google Analytics Opt-Out. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.
We continue to use Google Analytics to analyze data from Google Ads for statistical purposes. If you do not wish to do so, you can deactivate this via the Ads Preferences Manager.
Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found, for example, in the Google Analytics Help.
We also use the remarketing function of Google. This allows us to play personalized advertising to you on suitable advertising spaces on other websites based on what interests you have shown on our website. This option is limited to a maximum of 18 months.
6. Social Media Plug-ins
Owing to our invested interest in analysing, optimising and operating our online offer as per Article 6, Section 1 p. 1 lit. following GDPR, this website uses social plug-ins of the networks LinkedIn and XING. These plug-ins are recognisable by the typical symbols of each platform. By clicking the respective symbol you agree to communication with each platform and your information (e.g. IP address) being transmitted to the respective service provider.
As part of this cooperation, when your browser uses the respective service it is automatically connected with the chosen service provider (e.g. LinkedIn). Your IP address, cookies and other information are thereby transmitted to the respective service provider if you have visited their website before. We seek to prevent this data transmission as far as possible and it happens only if you interact with the social network. If you are logged into the respective platform it can correlate your visit to our website with your user account.
For details of purpose and scope of data recording and the further processing and use of data by the respective social network and its corresponding rights and setting options for protecting your private sphere, please see the data protection directions of the respective social network.
Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. Provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. A direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server is created via the plug-In. LinkedIn receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. Furthermore, LinkedIn is then able – provided you’re logged in to their account – to correlate your visit to our website both with your and their user account. We draw your attention to the fact that we have no knowledge either of the content of the transmitted (person-related) data or how it is used by LinkedIn. For further information, please see the LinkedIn data privacy statement at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
Our website uses functions of the network XING. Provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrand 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. If you click on the XING button (plug-In) you will be – provided you’re logged onto XING In your user account – forwarded to a separate browser window on your user account. A direct connection between your browser and the XING server is created via the plug-In. XING thereby receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. We draw your attention to the fact that we have no knowledge either of the content of the transmitted (person-related) data or how it is used by XING. For further information, please see the XING data privacy statement at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.