- 1. Preamble
- 2. Scope of application
- 3. Access data
- 4. Cookies
- 5. Handling of personal data
- 6. Handling of contact data
- 7. Use of social media plug-ins
- 8. Google Analytics
- 9. Use of external links
- 10. SSL encryption
- 11. User groups
- 12. Right to information, deletion, blocking
- 13. Notes
- 14. Severability clause
When processing personal data, we comply with the following principles from Article 5 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):
- Legality, processing in good faith, transparency
- Data minimisation
- Storage limitation
- Integrity and confidentiality
2. Scope of application
3. Access data
We, as website operator or site provider, collect data about access to the site and save it as "server log files". The following data is logged in this manner:
• Website visited
• Time of access
• Quantity of data transmitted in bytes
• Source/reference from which you accessed the website
• Browser used
• Operating system used
• IP address used
This data cannot be linked to specific persons. The data collected is used solely for statistical evaluations and to improve the website. This data is not combined with other data sources. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files retroactively if there are any specific indications of illegal use.
5. Handling of personal data
We, as website operator, only collect, use and pass on your personal data if this is permitted by law or if you consent to the collection of data. Personal information is defined as any information that is used to identify you and that can be traced back to you, such as your name, e-mail address and telephone number.
6. Handling of contact data
If you contact us through the contact options offered, such as our contact form, your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and respond to your enquiry. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.
7. Use of social media plug-ins
This website uses Facebook Social Plugins, which are provided by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). The plug-ins can be recognised by the Facebook logo or the terms "Like", "I like", "Share" in the Facebook colours (blue and white). Information about all Facebook plug-ins is provided in the following link: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
The plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers. We, as website operator, have no influence whatsoever on the nature and scope of the data that the plug-in transmits to the servers of Facebook Inc.
More information in this regard is provided at:https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084.
The plug-in informs Facebook Inc. that you as a user have visited this website. It is possible that your IP address may be stored. If you are logged into your Facebook account during your visit to this website, the above information will be linked to your Facebook account. If you use the functions of the plug-in - for example by sharing or "liking" a post - the corresponding information will also be transmitted to Facebook Inc. If you want to prevent Facebook Inc. from linking this information to your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before visiting this website.
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstr. 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time you access one of our pages that contains XING functions, a connection to XING servers is established. To our knowledge, personal data will not be stored in this regard. In particular, IP addresses are not stored, nor is the use behaviour evaluated. Additional information on data protection and the XING Share button is provided in the XING data protection policy at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection
Our website uses plug-ins from Google's YouTube website. This website is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages that has a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. The YouTube server will be informed of which pages of our website you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
8. Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
8.1 Browser plug-in
8.2 Objection to data collection
8.3 Zuelch settings for Google Analytics
We have adjusted our Google Analytics settings according to the e-mail from Google dated April 12, 2018 as follows:
• Storage of user and event data: 26 months - (The retention period is reset at subsequent activity of the user)
• Reports on demographic characteristics (age, gender, and interests) and interests: disabled
• In-Page Analytics (Link Attribute Connection): disabled
• Remarketing (forwarding and personalisation of data for marketing purposes): deactivated
• Deletion of users: possible at the request of the user concerned
9. Use of external links
Our website contains links to websites of third parties that are not affiliated providers. After clicking the link, we no longer have any influence on the collection, storage, processing of any personal data transferred to the third party via clicking the link. We cannot assume any responsibility for the processing of such personal data by third parties.
10. SSL encryption
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests you send to us as the website operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
11. User groups
We collect this data when you contact our company. This applies if you are interested in our products, fill out our online contact form, or contact us by e-mail or telephone, or if you use our products and services in the context of existing business relationships. In addition, we process personal data from publicly available sources if this is necessary. We obtain this data, for example, from credit agencies, debtor directories or commercial and association registers. We do not, under any circumstances, sell personal data to third parties.
12. Right to information, deletion, blocking
You have the right to free-of-charge information concerning your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data at any time. You can contact us at any time at the address provided in the legal notice if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.
The data protection authority of Germany is responsible for ensuring compliance with data protection regulations in Germany. Should you require further information about your data protection rights or should you not be able to clarify your concern directly with us and would like to file a complaint, please contact us:
The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
53117 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)228-997799-0
Fax: +49 (0)228-997799-5550
14. Severability clause