Data Protection

We take data protection seriously

The protection of your privacy when processing personal data is important to us. When you visit our website, our web server automatically records the IP address of your Internet service provider, the website from which you accessed our website, the web pages you actually visit as well as the date and length of your visit. This information is absolutely necessary for correct technical transmission of the web pages and reliable server operation. Personalised evaluation of this data does not take place.

If you send us data via the contact form, the data is stored on our servers in the course of data backup. Your data will only be used by us to process your request. Your data will be treated strictly confidential. There will be no transfer of your data to third parties.

Personal data

Personal data is data about your person. This includes your name, address and email address. However, you do not have to disclose any personal information when visiting our website. In some cases, we might need your name and address as well as further information in order to offer you the desired service.

The same applies if we supply you with requested information material or answer your enquiries. In these cases, we will always point this out to you. Further, we only store data that you have transmitted to us automatically or voluntarily.

If you use one of our services, we usually only collect the data necessary to provide you with the respective service. We may ask you for further information, which is always voluntary. Whenever we process personal data, we do so in order to provide you with our service or to pursue our commercial goals.

Automatically stored non-personal data

When you visit our web pages, we save certain information for administrative and technical reasons. This includes: Type and version of the browser used, time and date of the visit as well as the IP address.

The data is anonymised and used for statistical purposes only or to improve our Internet and online services. This anonymised data is then saved - separate from your personal data - on secure systems and cannot be assigned to any individual person. This means your personal data is fully protected at all times.

Google Analytics with anonymisation function

On our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as "Google". Google Analytics uses text files which are stored on your computer ("cookies") to enable analysis of your website use.

The information provided by these cookies, such as the time, place and frequency of your visit, including your IP address, will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

On our website, we use Google Analytics with the suffix "_gat._anonymizeIp". In this case, Google will shorten and thus anonymise your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting member states of the European Economic Area.

Google will use the stored information to evaluate your use of our website, to compile reports about website activity for us, and to provide further services connected with the use of the website and the Internet. Google may also pass on this information to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google.

Under no circumstances will Google, on its own account, associate your IP address with other data from Google. You can prevent the use of cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly. However, please note that some functions of our website may not be available to their full extent in this case.

In addition, Google provides a deactivation add-on for the most common browsers which gives you more control over which data Google collects from the websites you visit. The add-on tells the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) that no information about the website visit should be sent to Google Analytics. However, the deactivation add-on for browsers from Google Analytics does not prevent information from being sent to us or other web analysis services possibly used by us. Click the following link to discover more information about installation of the browser add-on: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

If you visit our website using a mobile end device (smartphone or tablet), you must click on this link instead to prevent tracking by Google Analytics on this website in the future. This is also possible as an alternative to the aforesaid browser add-on. By clicking the link, an opt-out cookie will be set on your browser that is only valid for this browser and this domain. If you delete cookies on this browser, the opt-out cookie will be deleted as well, meaning you will have to click the link again.

If you have agreed to have your web and app browser history linked to your Google account and that information from your Google account can be used to personalise adverts, Google will use your data together with Google Analytics data to create target group lists for re-marketing purposes across devices. For this purpose, Google Analytics will first collect your Google-authenticated ID on our website which is then linked to your Google account (thus personal data). Google Analytics will then temporarily link your ID to your Google Analytics data in order to optimise our target groups.

If you do not agree with this, you can prevent it by making the appropriate settings in the "My account" section of your Google account.

Security

We have taken technical and administrative security precautions to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. All of our employees as well as the service providers who work on our behalf are obliged to comply with the applicable data protection laws

Whenever we collect and process personal data, it will be encrypted prior to transmission. This means your data cannot be misused by a third party. Our security precautions are constantly improved and our data privacy policies are continuously revised. Please make sure the latest version is available to you.

Rights of data subjects

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to know which items of personal data we save or if you want to have them corrected or deleted. You also have the right to restrict processing (Art. 18 GDPR), the right to object to processing (Art. 21 GDPR) as well as the right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR). Please contact us directly in these cases.

Amendments to this data privacy policy

We reserve the right to change our data privacy policies if this should become necessary due to new technologies. Please make sure the latest version is available to you. All important changes to this data privacy policy will be disclosed on our website.

In regard to data protection, all interested parties and visitors to our website can contact us.

Should our data protection officer not be able to address your concern satisfactorily, you have the right to appeal to the regulatory authority responsible in your federal state.

Cookies

When you visit our web pages, we might save information on your computer in the form of cookies. Cookies are small files that are transmitted from an Internet server to your browser and saved on the respective hard drive. The use of cookies is based on Art. 6 (1f) GDPR.


Only the Internet protocol address is saved in this case – no other personal data. The information saved in the cookies allow us to automatically recognise your computer during your next visit, making it easier for you to use our website.

Of course, you can also visit our web pages without cookies. If you do not want your computer to be recognised during your next visit, you can simply refuse the use of cookies by changing the appropriate settings on your browser to "Refuse cookies". Refer to the operating instructions of your respective browser to learn how to do this. If you refuse to accept cookies, some parts of the website will not work.