Server log files
When you access our website, your browser automatically transmits data to our web server for technical reasons. The information recorded in this context includes, for instance, the date and time of access, the URL of the website you were referred from, the requested file, the amount of data transferred, the type of browser and its version, the operating system of the computer system used to access our website, and its IP address. This data is stored separately from the other data you enter when using our web offer. Data that is transmitted for technical reasons is analyzed solely for statistical purposes and is then deleted. We cannot and do not use this data to identify a specific person.
If a contractual relationship between you and us is to be established, defined in terms of content, or be modified, we collect and process your personal data insofar as it is necessary to fulfill these purposes. We are only allowed to pass on the data to third parties or process it outside the European Economic Area (EEA) in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations in the EU. In such cases, we and any third parties who may be involved uphold and comply with all the resultant requirements and measures.
Where necessary, we collect and process personal data to enable you to use our web offer or so that we can charge for any service that is chargeable. In this context, we record attributes to identify the user as well as information on the scope in which our offers are used, and when that use began and ended.
We are permitted to create user profiles using pseudonyms for the purposes of advertising and market research and in order to tailor our Internet offer to demand. You have the right to object to this use of your data. We are not allowed to and will not combine the user profiles with data on the bearer of the pseudonym.
Disclosure of data
We are allowed to and must disclose information on the above data if instructed to do so in individual cases by an authorized body. This exception applies if disclosure of the data is necessary to prosecute criminal offenses, repel threats, permit intelligence or military counterintelligence services to discharge their statutory duties, and enable holders of rights to enforce their claims.
Security of processing
We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data and ensure IT security. These measures are reviewed regularly to determine whether they are effective, and are compared with the state of the art.
Contact form and registration
When you register on our website or submit inquiries using our contact form, we store and process the information you provide in the forms so that we can handle your request or inquiry. Our site uses SSL encryption for reasons of security and to protect the transmission of confidential content.
After you register for our newsletter, a confirmation e-mail is sent to the address you gave. We do this to make sure the owner of the address consents to receiving our e-mail newsletter, and we add you to our mailing list only after you confirm this e-mail.
Most of the cookies we use are technical cookies, which are also known as session cookies. They are automatically deleted when you leave our website. Other cookies are retained on your device until you yourself delete them. Cookies enable us to recognize your browser when you visit our website again.
Data privacy statement on the use of Google Analytics
However, within the member states of the European Union or in other countries that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, your IP address will be truncated by Google beforehand if IP anonymization is activated on this website. Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website on behalf of the operator of this website. It also compiles reports on website activities and provides other services for the website operator relating to website and Internet use. The IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined by Google with other data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by activating the corresponding setting in your browser software. However, in that case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in full. Data relating to your use of the website is generated by a cookie (including your IP address), recorded, and sent to Google, where it is processed. You can prevent this by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
We use Google Maps on our website for a graphic presentation of where we are located and to provide directions on how to reach us. This map service is provided by Google Inc.
When you call our website, information on your use of the website, including your IP address, may therefore be transferred to Google in the USA. Since your browser establishes a direct connection to Google’s servers, we have no influence over the scope of data collected by Google in this way.
You can find the Terms of Service for Google Maps at: https://maps.google.com/help/terms_maps.html
Links to social media
Social media are websites that allow users to interact and create media content individually or in a group. In the process, personal data is usually published, collected and processed by users themselves or the service provider.
Our website contains links to social media such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn in the form of small buttons with logos. When you click on such a button, you are taken to the website of the provider in question. As soon as you open such a website, user information may be transferred to the provider.
Please refer to the providers’ privacy policies for details of how your personal data is handled when you use these websites.
Rights of data subjects
As a data subject, you have to right to demand access to and information on the data we have stored about you and its origins. The information can also be provided electronically if you request.
You also have the right to demand that we correct, delete or block the data we have stored about you.
If data subjects have given their consent to, for example, the receipt of newsletters or permanent storage of their personal data, they can revoke it at any time.
A failure to observe the rights of data subjects constitutes a breach of data protection regulations and is punishable by the supervisory authority.
Data subjects have the right to complain to the responsible supervisory authority.
Deletion of data
We delete data when it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was stored, and do so in compliance with the deadlines for deleting it and the rights of data subjects unless we have legitimate interests in retaining it longer or are required to retain it by other statutory regulations.