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PRIVACY NOTICE

 

DATA PROTECTION

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to legal data protection rules and this privacy statement. The use of our Website is usually possible without specifying personal information. Insofar as personal data are collected on our pages (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses), this is always done, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. These data shall not be disclosed to third parties without your expressive consent. We like to point out that data transfer via internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may have security gaps. It is not possible to protect data completely against access of third parties.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data  
As far as we obtain the approval of the person concerned with regard to the processing of personal data, art. 6 (1) lit. a of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) of the EU serves as the legal basis. When processing personal data, required for the fulfilment of a contract, to which the person concerned is party, art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. Insofar as processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation governing our company, art. 6 (1) lit. c DSGVO serves as the legal basis. If vital interests of the person concerned or another natural person require the processing of personal data, art. 6 (1) lit. d DSGVO serves as the legal basis. If processing is required for the protection of a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, and if the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the person concerned do not override the said interest, art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for processing.

Deletion of data and duration of storage  
Personal data of the person concerned are deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to exist. A storage can also be made if this has been foreseen by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other provisions, to which the responsible person is subject. Data are also blocked or deleted after expiration of a storage period prescribed by the mentioned standards, unless the further data storage is required for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.

COOKIES

The internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies will do no harm to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our offer user-friendly, efficient and safer. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your PC and stored by your browser. Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies“, which are deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser upon your next visit. You can configure your browser in a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies, accepting cookies in individual cases only, excluding cookies in certain cases or in general, and activating automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When deactivating cookies, functionality of this website may be restricted. The legal basis for the processing of personal data with the use of cookies is art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. 

SERVER LOG FlLES

The provider of the pages collects and stores the following information automatically in so-called server log files, transferred to us automatically by your browser: 
• Browser type and browser version 
• Operation system used  
• Internet service provider
• Referrer URL
• Host name of the accessing computer
• Date and time of the server inquiry
• Websites called via our website by the user system
These data cannot be assigned to certain persons. There is no aggregation of data with other data sources. We reserve the right to examine these data subsequently in case of concrete evidence of illegal use. The legal basis for temporary data storage is art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. A temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable provision of the website to the user‘s computer. For this purpose the user’s IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session. Data are deleted as soon as they are no more required to achieve the purpose of their collection. If such data are collected for the provision of the website, they are therefore deleted at the end of each session. 

CONTACT FORM

If you send us inquiries via contact form, your data of the inquiry form will be stored by us, including the supplied contact data, for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for any additional queries. We do not pass these data to third persons without your consent. Throughout the dispatch process your approval is obtained for data processing and reference made to this privacy statement. Alternatively, the e-mail address provided can be contacted. The user’s personal data are stored in such case, as transferred with the e-mail. In this regard no data are passed to third persons. The data are used for processing of the conversation exclusively.

Legal basis of data processing  
If a user’s approval has been obtained, art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO shall be the legal basis for data processing. For the processing of data transferred with an e-mail, art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO is the legal basis for data processing. If the e-mail contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO will be an additional legal basis for processing.

Purpose of data processing
Processing of the personal data from the input mask is destined for handling your initiated contact with us exclusively. In case you should have contacted us by e-mail, there is a necessary and justified interest in the processing of data. All other personal data, processed throughout the dispatch process, serve to prevent a misuse of the contact form and to assure the safety of our information technology systems.

Duration of storage
Data are deleted as soon as they are no more required for achieving the purpose of collection. This shall be done at the end of the conversation with the user, with personal data from the input mask of the contact form and the ones sent by e-mail. The conversation has ended if the circumstances imply that the situation has finally been clarified.

Possibility of contesting and removal
The user has at any time the possibility to revoke his approval of the processing of personal data. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he can at any time object to the storage of his personal data. In such case, the conversation cannot be continued.

GOOGLE Universal ANALYTICS

This website uses functions of Google Analytics, a web analytics service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“, i.e. text files stored on your computer, to analyze your use of the website. The information created by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. IP Anonymization We activated the IP anonymization function on this website. Google will therefore shorten your IP address before transmission to the USA within the member states of the European Union or other states parties to the European Economic Area Agreement. In exceptional cases only the full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website, for evaluating your usage of this website, compiling reports on website activities and providing further services to the website operator, related with the use of website and internet. The IP address transferred by your browser in relation with Google Analytics is not united with other Google data. Browser plug-in You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding adjustment of your browser software; however we point out that in this case you might possibly not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent collection of the data related to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address), which are generated by the cookie and transferred to Google, and processing of these data by Google, downloading and installing the browser plug-in which is available under the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout Objection against data collection You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics, clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set, preventing collection of your data on future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics You will find even more information on the handling of user data by Google Analytics in Google’s privacy statement: support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245; <br></br>
Order data processing
We concluded a contract with Google concerning order data processing, implementing in full the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities for the utilization of Google Analytics.
Demographic characteristics of Google Analytics
This website uses the function “demographic characteristics” of Google Analytics. Reports can consequently be issued with statements concerning age, gender and interests of the site visitors. These data originate from interest-based Google advertising and from visitor data of third-party providers. These data cannot be assigned to a certain person. You may deactivate this function in your Google account at any time through the display setting, or prohibit data collection through Google Analytics in general, as detailed at topic “Objection against data collection”.

FACEBOOK-PLUGINS (LIKE-BUTTON)

Plug-ins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, have been integrated into our pages. Facebook plug-ins can be identified thanks to the Facebook Logo or the “Like button“ on our page. Here you will find an overview of Facebook plugins: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If you visit our pages, your browser and the Facebook server are connected directly through the plug-in. Facebook is therefore informed that you visited our page with your IPaddress. Clicking on the Facebook “Like button“ while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages on your Facebook profile. Facebook can consequently assign to your user account the visit of our pages. We point out that we, as page providers, do not obtain any knowledge of the contents of data transferred and their utilization by Facebook. You will find further information in this regard in the privacy statement of Facebook under https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not wish that Facebook can assign the visit of our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook user account.

Privacy statement for the use of Google +1
Collection and disclosure of information:
You may publish information worldwide, using the Google +1 button. You and all other users may get personalized contents from Google and our partners via the Google +1 button. Google stores the information that you awarded +1 to a content, but also information on the page you consulted when clicking on +1. Your +1 may be faded in as hints, along with your profile name and your photo in Google services, as e.g. in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and advertisements on the internet.

Use of collected information:
Apart from the purposes of use explained above, your information is used in accordance with the Google data protection rules in force. Google may possibly publish aggregated statistics, dealing with the users‘ +1 activities, or pass them on to users and partners, as e.g. publishers, advertisers or linked websites.

RIGHT OF INFORMATION, DELETION, BLOCKING

You are entitled at any time to obtain free information on your personal data which have been stored, their origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing, and shall have the right of rectification, blocking or deletion of such data. In this regard, and with further questions on personal data, please feel free to contact us at any time under the address shown in the imprint.

Right of rectification  
You are entitled to rectification and/or completion by the person in charge, insofar as the personal data processed, affecting you, are incorrect or incomplete. The person in charge must make the correction immediately.

Right of notification
If you exercised your right of rectification, deletion or restriction of processing against the person in charge, he/she is obliged to advise all recipients, to whom the said personal data have been disclosed, of the rectification or deletion of data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
You are entitled against the person in charge to be informed of such recipients.

OBJECTION TO ADVERTISING EMAILS

The use of contact data, published within the framework of the imprint obligations, for the purpose of sending advertising and information material which has not been requested expressly, is herewith explicitly rejected. The operators of the pages reserve the right to take legal action if unsolicited advertising information is sent, e.g. with spam emails.