We are pleased to welcome you to our Web pages. You can find information below about how your data are handled under Article 13 of the data protection regulations (GDPR).
When you visit our websites, so-called usage data is temporarily evaluated on our web server as a log file for statistical purposes to improve the quality of our websites. This data record consists of:
The name and address of the requested content
The date and time of the request
The amount of data transmitted
The access status (content transmitted, content not found)
A description of the web browser and operating system used
The referral link, which indicates the page you accessed our page from
The IP address of the computer used to access our website. This is truncated so that your identity cannot be determined.
The specified log data is only evaluated in anonymised form.
We have taken technical and organizational steps to protect your data as fully as possible from unauthorized access. We currently implement an encryption method on our pages. In the future your data will be transmitted from your computer to our server and back on the Internet via TLS encryption. You can see this from the fact that in the status bar of your browser, the padlock icon is closed and the address line starts with https://
Data transmission to third parties
Within the framework of job processing under Article 28 of the data protection regulations, we transmit your data to service providers who help us to manage our Web pages (e.g. e-connect) and execute the corresponding processes. Our service providers are under our strict instructions and they are bound by contract accordingly. Moreover, we have signed contracts with Google Inc., Microsoft, Dropbox and Mailchimp, covering job processing under Article 28 of the data protection regulations. Under the contracts, all the information provided can only be used for carefully defined specific purposes.
We use [session cookies and permanent cookies] on our Web pages. Their processing is carried out in compliance with Article 6, Section 1, Paragraph f of the data protection regulations and with a view to optimizing or enabling user guidance and adapting the presentation of our Web site.
The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this Web site is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. As we have activated IP anonymization on this Web site, your IP address is truncated beforehand by Google within the Member States of the European Union. The data is processed on the basis of your consent as per Art. 6 (1) (a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (for example via our cookie banner) and Section 15 (3) (1) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG), provided that you have given your consent via our banners. Under the contract, Google uses all such information solely for carefully defined specific purposes, in order to assess use of our Web site for us and compile reports on Web site activities.
You can inhibit processing at any time. To do so, please use one of the following possibilities:
- You can inhibit storage of cookies by selecting a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we would like to point out to you that in that case, you may not be able to use all the functions provided by this Web site in full.
- Moreover, you can inhibit acquisition by Google of the data generated by the cookie and concerning your use of the Web site (including your IP address), together with processing of that data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: (Google Tools).
In our Web pages, we can insert keywords that are linked to statements about the contents of the Web site, such as products on offer. Google receives the keywords, which do not contain any personal data or sensitive information. If you visit a page that features specific keywords linked to products, Google stores the information and allocates it to your pseudonymous recognition features. The link enables Google to determine whether our advertisements are displayed to you, and if so, which ones.
Google can link pseudonymous features, e.g. those of your terminals such as tablets, smartphones and mailboxes, with one another technically (Cross Device Marketing). This presupposes that you have come to an understanding with Google in the past concerning such data processing. This enables Google to execute targeted advertising campaigns via various terminals.
Your data will be transferred to Google and saved in the USA. Google will use all of the information strictly for the specific purpose of evaluating the use of our website for us and compiling reports about website activities only.
Your user rights
The data protection regulations entitle you, as a Web site user, to specific rights regarding processing of your personal data.
Access rights (Article 15 of the data protection regulations)
You are entitled to demand confirmation as to whether your personal data are processed; if that is the case, you are entitled to access such personal data and the information listed in detail in Article 15 of the data protection regulations.
Correction and deletion rights (Articles 16 and 17 of the data protection regulations)
You are entitled to demand immediate correction of any inaccurate personal data concerning you, and where applicable, completion of any incomplete personal data. Moreover, you are also entitled to demand immediate deletion of personal data concerning you, to the extent that one of the grounds set out in detail in Article 17 of the data protection regulations is applicable, e.g. if the data are no longer necessary for the purposes sought.
Right to restrict processing (Article 18 of the data protection regulations)
You are entitled to demand restriction of processing if one of the prerequisites set out in Article 18 of the data protection regulations is met, e.g. if you have objected to such processing for the duration of any such verification.
Right to data transferability (Article 20 of the data protection regulations)
In certain cases that are set out in detail in Article 20 of the data protection regulations, you are entitled to obtain personal data concerning you in a structured, common, machine-readable format, or require forwarding of such data to a third party.
Right to object (Article 21 of the data protection regulations)
If data are collected under Article 6, Section 1, Paragraph f (data processing to safeguard justified interests), you are entitled, on grounds stemming from your specific situation, to object at any time to such processing. We then stop processing the personal data, unless there are demonstrable overriding legitimate grounds for such processing, which outweigh the interests, rights and liberties of the person concerned, or if processing serves the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Right of appeal to a supervisory authority
Under Article 77 of the data protection regulations, you are entitled to appeal to a supervisory authority if you consider that processing of data concerning you infringes on provisions covering data protection rights. In particular, such right of appeal can be exercised before a supervisory authority in the Member State in which you reside or work, or in that of the location of the supposed infringement.