1. At a Glance
Data Collection on This Website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
How do we collect your data?
Your data is collected by us when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter into a contact form. Other data is collected automatically or with your consent by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g., internet browser, operating system, or time of the page view). The collection of this data occurs automatically as soon as you enter this website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
You have the right at any time to obtain information free of charge about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. In addition, you have the right to request, under certain circumstances, the restriction of the processing of your personal data. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time.
Analysis Tools and Third-party Tools
We host the contents of our website with the following provider:
The use of IONOS is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the most reliable presentation of our website. If corresponding consent has been requested, processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user's terminal device (e.g., device fingerprinting) in the sense of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
Data Processing Agreement
We have entered into a Data Processing Agreement (DPA) for the use of the aforementioned service. This is a legally required contract under data protection law, ensuring that it processes the personal data of our website visitors only according to our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
3. General Information and Mandatory Information
We point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g., communication by email) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Note on the Responsible Entity
The responsible entity for data processing on this website is:
Phone: +49 (211) 60 22 22 0
The responsible entity is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g., names, email addresses, etc.).
General Information on the Legal Bases for Data Processing on This Website
Note on Data Transfer to the USA and Other Third Countries
We use tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that do not have a secure data protection standard. When these tools are active, your personal data can be transferred and processed in these third countries. We point out that these countries do not guarantee a level of data protection comparable to that of the EU. For example, US companies are required to release personal data to security authorities without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against it. Therefore, it cannot be ruled out that US authorities (e.g., intelligence agencies) may process, evaluate, and permanently store your data on US servers for surveillance purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.
Revocation of Your Consent to Data Processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke consent at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to Object to Data Collection in Special Cases and Direct Advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT ADVERTISING (OBJECTION ACCORDING TO ART. 21(2) GDPR).
Right to File Complaints with Regulatory Authorities
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects have the right to file a complaint with a regulatory authority, particularly in the member state of their habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged violation. This right to file a complaint is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedies.
Right to Data Portability
You have the right to have data that we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of data to another controller, this will only be done to the extent that it is technically feasible.
Access, Correction, and Deletion
Under the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time with this and other questions on the subject of personal data.
Right to Restriction of Processing
You have the right to request the restriction of processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time for this purpose. The right to restriction of processing applies in the following cases:
- If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the examination, you have the right to request the restriction of processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data was/is unlawful, you can request the restriction of data processing instead of deletion.
- If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend, or assert legal claims, you have the right to request the restriction of processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
- If you have lodged an objection according to Art. 21(1) GDPR, a balance must be struck between your and our interests. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to request the restriction of processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – apart from their storage – may only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.
SSL or TLS Encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries, which you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize 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.
When SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
4. Data Collection on This Website
Our web pages use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small data packets that do not damage your device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your device. Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them yourself or an automatic deletion is carried out by your web browser.
Cookies can originate from us (first-party cookies) or from third-party companies (third-party cookies). Third-party cookies enable the integration of certain services from third-party companies within websites (e.g., cookies for handling payment services).
Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g., the shopping cart function or displaying videos). Other cookies can be used to analyze user behavior or for advertising purposes.
Cookies that are necessary for the execution of the electronic communication process, for providing certain functions you desire (e.g., for the shopping cart function), or for optimizing the website (e.g., cookies to measure the web audience) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing necessary cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies and similar recognition technologies has been requested, processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG); the consent can be revoked at any time.
You can configure your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Server Log Files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These include:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Hostname of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
The collection of this data is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of its website – server log files must be recorded for this purpose.
Request by Email, Phone, or Fax
If you contact us by email, phone, or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name, request), will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of handling your inquiry. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of this data is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR if your request is related to the fulfillment of a contract or necessary for pre-contractual measures. In other cases, processing is based on our legitimate interest in effectively handling requests directed at us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if this has been requested; consent can be revoked at any time.
The data you send to us via contact requests remain with us until you ask us to delete them, revoke your consent to storage, or the purpose for data storage ceases to apply (e.g., after the processing of your concern is completed). Mandatory statutory provisions, especially statutory retention periods, remain unaffected.
5. Plugins and Tools
Vimeo Without Tracking (Do-Not-Track)
This website may occasionally use plugins from the video portal Vimeo, in case video offerings are made. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
When you visit one of our pages equipped with Vimeo videos, a connection to Vimeo servers is established. This informs the Vimeo server about which of our pages you have visited. Vimeo also obtains your IP address. However, we have set Vimeo so that Vimeo will not track your user activities and no cookies will be set.
The use of Vimeo is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If corresponding consent has been requested, processing is based solely on Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; this consent can be revoked at any time.
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