In the following, we inform you about the collection of personal data during use of this website. Personal data are all data that can be related to you personally, e.g. your name, your address, your email address, etc.
1. General Information
1.1 Controller in the sense of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Service Provider in the sense of the Telemedia Act (TMG) is
Tel.: +49 (0)41 02 – 21 02 - 0
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1.2 You can reach our data protection officer under:
2. Your rights
2.1 You have the right of access, rectification or erasure, restriction of processing, and the right to data portability of the conditions of Article 15-22 GDPR are fulfilled.
2.2 Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data is not being done in a lawful manner. The address of the data protection supervisory authority responsible for us is: Independent Centre for Privacy Protection Schleswig Holstein, Holstenstrasse 98, 24103 Kiel
2.3 If you have given consent to the processing of your data, you may withdraw your consent at any time. Such withdrawal will affect the admissibility of processing of your personal data after you have issued it to us. Insofar as your consent was the sole legal basis for processing your data, in particular no legitimate interest in processing exists on our part pursuant to Article 6 (1) e GDPR, we shall delete the data after your withdrawal of consent (Article 17 (1) b GDPR).
2.4 If we base our processing of your personal data on a balance of interests (Article 6 (1) e) or f) GDPR), you may object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to the processing of the personal data concerned. If you exercise your right to object, we would request you to state the reasons why we should not process your personal data in the manner performed by us. In the case of a reasoned objection, we will review the matter and will either discontinue the data processing, or modify it, or inform you of our compelling legitimate grounds for continuing to process the data.
2.5 You can naturally object to the processing of your personal data for purposes of advertising and data analysis at any time, incurring no charges except the transmission costs in line with basic rates.
2.6 Please direct all queries regarding this No. 2 as well as your appeal or withdrawal of consent by letter or e-mail addressed in accordance with the contact data given in our Site Info (Impressum).
3. Transfers of personal data to third parties
Your data may sometimes be forwarded to our suppliers for the purpose of executing your order. They are carefully selected and contracted by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly monitored.
4. Erasure of data and duration of storage
4.1 We will erase your personal data as soon as the purpose for its storage no longer applies. Storage may also take place in cases where it is permitted by European or national legislatures in the form of EU regulations, laws or other legal provisions by which we are bound. In individual cases, a longer duration may be necessary due to the assertion or possible assertion of claims against us relating to a contract or pre-contractual measures. In the event that deletion is opposed by a statutory retention obligation, your data will initially merely be blocked by us and only deleted once the retention obligation has expired.
4.2 This regulation applies to all data processing operations stated in this declaration, unless provided for otherwise in individual cases.
5. Collection of personal data during visits to our website
The type and scope of the collection and use of your personal data vary according to whether you are visiting our website only for the purpose of retrieving information or you wish to avail yourself of services offered on the website.
5.1 If you are using the website merely for the purpose of obtaining information, i.e. you do not register and do not send us information in any other way, we collect the following data and store it in our system logfiles. This includes the following data:
- IP address;
- Date and time of inquiry;
- Difference in time zone from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT);
- Content of the request (concrete page);
- Access status/HTTP status code;
- Data volume transmitted;
- Website from which the request came;
- Operating system and its interface;
- Language and version of the browser software.
5.2 The legal basis for the processing of such data is Article 6 (1) f) GDPR. Processing your personal data enables us to display our website to you and to guarantee the stability and security of this website. This also constitutes a legitimate interest on our part in processing this data.
5.3 In the case of purely informational use of our website, we store the data for seven days. However, storage beyond this period is also possible. In this case, user IP addresses are deleted or distorted such that it is no longer possible to allocate them to the retrieving client.
5.4 In addition to the aforesaid data, when you use our website, cookies will be stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your hard drive by the browser used by you and which allow certain information to be channelled to the body initiating the cookie. Cookies cannot execute any programs or transmit viruses to your computer. Their purpose is to make the website altogether more user-friendly and efficient. This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functioning of which is explained below: transient cookies and persistent cookies.
5.4.1 Transient cookies are deleted automatically when you close the browser. One form of transient cookies are “session cookies”. These store a so-called session ID, which enables several inquiries from your browser to be attributed to the joint session. This allows your computer to recognize when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log off or close the browser.
5.4.2 Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may differ from cookie to cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time via the security settings of your browser.
5.5 You can configure your browser settings in line with your personal wishes and, for example, refuse to allow third-party cookies or indeed any cookies on your computer. We would, however, point out that in that case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website.
6. Contact form, contact by email, call-back service
6.1 There is a contact form on our Internet site which can be used for electronic contact. If you choose to make use of this possibility, the data inputted in the data entry form will be sent to us and stored. This data comprises your first name and surname, company, function, company address, telephone and fax numbers, and your e-mail address. At the time that your message is sent, your IP address is also stored along with the date and time of registration.
6.2 Alternatively, it is also possible to contact us using the e-mail address provided. In this case, your personal data sent in the e-mail is stored.
6.3 The legal basis for the processing of data when using a contact form and the callback service is your consent (Article 6 (1) a) GDPR). If the aim of the contact is to conclude a contract, an additional legal basis for processing is Article 6 (1) b) GDPR. A further legal basis for processing is Article 6 (1) f) GDPR (legitimate interests). The legal basis for processing data sent with the transmission of an e-mail is Article 6 (1) f) GDPR. If the aim of the e-mail contact is to conclude a contract, an additional legal basis for processing is Article 6 (1) b) GDPR. The processing of personal data from the data form (contact form and callback service) and where appropriate your e-mail is for the sole purpose of allowing us to process the contact request. In the event of a contact being made (by e-mail, contact form or callback service), this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of data. Any other personal data processed during the sending operation is for the purpose of preventing misuse of the contact form to ensure the security of our information technology systems.
7. Use of Google Analytics
7.1 This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, i.e. text files which are stored on your computer and which enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. In Member States of the European Union or other signatory states to the Treaty on the European Economic Area, however, the IP anonymization function on the website, if activated, means that your IP address is shortened by Google before transmission of the data. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and then shortened there. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your usage of the website, compile reports on the website activities and provide the website operator with other services associated with use of the website and of the Internet.
7.2 The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
7.3 You can prevent storage of the cookies by choosing the corresponding setting of your browser software; we would, however, point out that in this case you may then not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website. You can additionally prevent transmission of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and processing of the data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
7.4 This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. This causes IP addresses to be shortened before further processing, so that reference to a specific person can be ruled out. As soon as the data collected on you acquires a personal reference, therefore, this is immediately ruled out and the personal data are immediately deleted.
7.5 We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website and make regular improvements to it. The statistical information obtained allows us to improve our offering and enhance its interest to you as a user. This also constitutes a legitimate interest on our part. For the exceptional cases in which personal data are transmitted to the USA, Google has subscribed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 (f) GDPR.
7.6 Information of the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. User terms: https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/de/, data protection overview: https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/, and the data protection policy statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de.