Our Date protection notice should be simple and understandable for everyone. As a rule, the data protection declaration uses the official terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The official definitions are explained in art. 4 GDPR.
The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other regulations of a data protection nature is
Our website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them yourself or until your web browser automatically resolves them. Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping basket function or language settings). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behavior or display advertising. Technically necessary cookies are stored on the basis of art. 6 par. 1 sect. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of our services. Other cookies are only stored with your consent on the basis of art. 6 par. 1 sect. a GDPR. This consent can be revoked at any time for the future. The legal basis can also be derived from art. 6 par. 1 sect. b GDPR if the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at the request of the data subject. Insofar as cookies are used for analysis purposes, we will inform you separately about this within the framework of this data protection declaration and obtain your consent.
You can set your browser so that you
You can manage the cookie settings yourself in the browser (depending on the provider). You can also manage cookies of many companies and functions used for advertising individually. To do this, use the appropriate user tools, available at AboutAds or YourOnlineChoices. Most browsers also offer a so-called “do-not-track function”. When this feature is enabled, the browser tells ad networks, websites and applications that you do not wish to be “tracked” for behavioral advertising and the like. For information and instructions on how to edit this feature, please contact your browser provider.
When you access our website, it is technically necessary that data is transmitted to our web server via your internet browser. The following data is recorded during an ongoing connection for communication between your internet browser and our web server:
We collect this data to ensure a smooth connection to the website and to enable a comfortable use of our website by the users. In addition, the log file serves to evaluate system security and stability as well as for administrative purposes.
If you send us inquiries via contact form or e-mail, your data from the inquiry form or your e-mail, including the contact data you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. Under no circumstances will we pass on this data without your consent. The legal basis for the processing of the data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with art. 6 par. 1 sect. f GDPR and, if applicable, art. 6 par. 1 sect. b GDPR, if your request is aimed at the conclusion of a contract. Your data will be deleted after the final processing of your inquiry, provided that this does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations. In the case of art. 6 par. 1 sect. f GDPR, you can object to the processing of your personal data at any time with effect for the future.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at URL https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
A click on the following link prevents the collection by Google Analytics by setting an opt-out cookie:
The data controller has integrated Google Ads on this website. Google Ads is an Internet advertising service that allows advertisers to display ads in Google’s search engine results as well as in the Google advertising network. Google Ads allows an advertiser to specify pre-defined keywords that will display an ad in Google’s search engine results only when the user uses the search engine to retrieve a keyword relevant search result. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed to topic-relevant Internet pages by means of an automatic algorithm and in accordance with the previously defined keywords. The operating company of Google Ads services is Google Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. The purpose of Google Ads is to promote our website by displaying advertisements relevant to our interests on the websites of third party companies and in the search engine results of the Google search engine and by displaying third-party advertisements on our website. If a person concerned reaches our website via a Google ad, a so-called conversion cookie is stored on the information technology system of the person concerned by Google. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and does not serve to identify the person concerned. If the cookie has not expired, the conversion cookie is used to determine whether certain sub-pages, such as the shopping cart from an online store system, have been accessed on our website. The conversion cookie enables both we and Google to track whether a person who has reached our website via an ad display has generated sales, i.e. whether he or she has completed or abandoned a purchase. The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie is used by Google to create visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are in turn used by us to determine the total number of users that were referred to us via ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective ad and to optimize our ads for the future. Neither our company nor other Google Ads advertisers receive information from Google that could be used to identify the person concerned. The processing is carried out in accordance with art. 6 par. 1 sect. a GDPR on the basis of your consent. By means of the conversion cookie, personal information, such as the websites visited by the data subject, is stored. Each time our website is visited, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to Google. This personal data may be stored by Google in the USA. The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Ads can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs. Furthermore, the person concerned has the opportunity to object to interest-based advertising by Google. To do so, the person concerned must access www.google.de/settings/ads from each of the Internet browsers he or she uses and make the desired settings there. Further information and Google’s applicable data protection regulations can be found at Google Policies DE Privacy.
We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether the data input on our website (e.g. in a contact form) is done by a human being or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information, e.g.
The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not notified that an analysis is taking place. The data processing is based on art. 6 par. 1 sect. f GDPR.
We have a legitimate interest in protecting our website from improper automated spying and from unwanted automated transmissions (spam).
Google LLC with headquarters in the USA is certified for the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.
We do not store any personal data from the use of reCAPTCHA. In general, personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply.
Google Policies Privacy
and Google Recaptcha v3beta.
On the web pages of our Internet presence we include videos from “YouTube”, a social media platform of Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). When a website in which a video from YouTube is integrated is called up, data is transmitted to a Google server and stored there. If you have a user account with Google and are registered, Google can thereby assign the visit to your user account. Google stores this data as user profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its websites. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (also for users who are not logged in) for the purpose of presenting need-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles. Please contact Google directly. We integrate content from YouTube on the web pages of our Internet presence in order to make this content immediately available to you without you having to call up the content separately on YouTube. This allows you to use functions of the social media platform YouTube already on our website. This allows us to improve our offer and the user experience for you and make it more interesting. The legal basis is your consent according to art. 6 par. 1 sect. a GDPR. If you want to prevent the transfer of data, you cannot use the functions of YouTube. Irrespective of this, we recommend that you regularly log out of your user account after using a social network, but especially before activating integrated content, as this will enable you to avoid assignment to your profile with the respective provider. Third party information: Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland Further information on data protection and data use by Google can be found on the following Google website: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de
Social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Xing) are only included on our website in the form of a link to the corresponding services. After clicking on the embedded text/image link, you will be redirected to the page of the respective provider. Only after the redirection, user information is transferred to the respective provider. For information on how your personal data is handled when using these websites, please refer to the respective data protection regulations of the providers you use.
As a rule, your personal data will not be transferred to third parties, except for
The duration of the storage of personal data is determined by the relevant legal storage obligations, e.g. from commercial law and tax law. After expiry of the respective period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted. If data is required for the fulfillment of a contract or the initiation of a contract or if we have a legitimate interest in its further storage, the data will be deleted if it is no longer required for these purposes or if you exercise your right of revocation or objection.
Below you will find a list of the rights of the data subjects to which the data subject is entitled vis-à-vis the data controller with regard to the processing of your personal data:
If your personal data is processed by us on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to art. 6, par. 1, lit f of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to art. 21 GDPR, if this is done for reasons arising from your particular situation. If the objection is directed against the processing of personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, you have a general right of objection without the need to indicate a special situation. If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We reserve the right to update this data protection declaration if necessary, in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations. In this way, we can adapt it to current legal requirements and take into account changes in our services, e.g. when introducing new services. The most current version applies to your visit.