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DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT

1. DATA PROTECTION AT A GLANCE

GENERAL NOTES

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our data protection statement that follows this text.

DATA ENTRY ON OUR WEBSITE

Who is responsible for data entry on our website? The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operators. Their contact details can be found in the legal notice of this website.

How do you we enter your data? Your data is collected, on the one hand, in that you provide it to us. This may be data that you enter in a contact form. Other data is automatically entered by our IT systems when the website is visited. This is mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of accessing the page). This data is recorded automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for? Part of your data is collected to ensure the fault-free deployment of the website. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have regarding your data? You have the right to receive free information on the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data at any time. You also have the right to request correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this, and for other questions regarding data protection, you can contact the address stated in the legal notice at any time. Furthermore, you have the right to complain to the relevant supervisory authority.

ANALYSIS TOOLS AND TOOLS FROM THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS

When visiting our website your surfing behaviour can be analysed statistically. This is carried out with cookies and so-called analysis programs in particular. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is carried out anonymously. The surfing behaviour cannot be tracked back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following data protection declaration. You can object to this analysis. We inform you on the objection options in this data protection statement.

2. GENERAL NOTES AND MANDATORY INFORMATION DATA PROTECTION

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and comply with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection statement. When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This data protection statement explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this takes place. We point out that data transmission on the internet (e.g. for communication by email) may have security gaps. A comprehensive protection of the data by third parties is not possible.

WITHDRAWAL OF YOUR CONSENT TO DATA PROCESSING

Many data processing procedures are only possible with your expressed consent. You can withdraw given consent at any time. A formless notification by email is sufficient for this purpose. The lawfulness of the data processing up to the point of consent withdrawal remains unaffected by this withdrawal.

RIGHT TO COMPLAIN TO THE COMPETENT SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY

In the event of data protection law violations, the person concerned has the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in data protection law matters is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which your company is based. A list of the data protection officers and contact details can be found at this link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_linksnode. html.

RIGHT TO DATA PORTABILITY

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of an agreement sent to you or a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you request direct transmission of the data to another person in charge, this will be carried out as technically feasible.

SSL OR TLS ENCRYPTION

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of data, such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can identify an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in the address line. When SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you send to us cannot be read by third parties while in transfer.

INFORMATION, BLOCKING, DELETION

Within the framework of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to free information on your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, where applicable, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of these data. For this and for other questions regarding personal data, you can contact the address stated in the legal notice at any time.

3. DATA ENTRY ON OUR WEBSITE COOKIES

The websites partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage on your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our offers more user friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer and that your browser stores. Most of the cookies used by us are so-called session cookies. These are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit. You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed of the setting of cookies and permit cookies only in individual cases, refuse to accept cookies for certain cases or in general, as well as activate the automatic deletion of the cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the function of this website may be restricted. Cookies that are required for carrying out the electronic communication procedure or for providing certain functions requested from you (e.g. basket function) are stored on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically faultless and optimised provision of its services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, they are treated separately in this data protection statement.

SERVER LOG FILES

The provider of the webpages collects and stores information automatically in so called server log files, which your browser sends to us automatically. They are: Browser type and browser version Operating system used Referrer URL Host name of the accessing computer Time of the server request IP address A merger of this data with other data sources is not carried out. The basis for the data processing is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of an agreement or pre-contractual measures.

CONTACT FORM

If you send us enquiries using the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact data provided by you, will be saved at our end for processing the enquiry and for any follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent. The processing of the data entered in the contact form therefore takes place solely on the basis of your consent (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). You may withdraw your consent at any time. A formless notification by email is sufficient for this purpose. The lawfulness of the data processing procedures until this moment in time remains unaffected by this withdrawal. The data entered by you in the contact form remains with us until you request the deletion, withdraw your consent to the storage or the purpose of the data storage no longer applies (e.g. after the completed processing of your enquiry). Mandatory legal provisions, in particular storage periods, remain unaffected.

4. ANALYSIS TOOLS AND ADVERTISING GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This website uses the web analysis service functions of 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 which enable us to analyse the use of the website. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is generally transmitted to a server of Google in the US and stored there. The storage of Google Analytics cookies takes place on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of the user behaviour in order to optimise both its web offering and its advertising.

IP anonymisation
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that your IP address is shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area before transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On instruction of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services associated with the website use and internet use in relation to the website operator. The IP address sent by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

Browser plug-in
You can prevent the storage of cookies by changing the corresponding settings in your browser software; however, we point out that it may not be possible to use all functions of this website in full in this case. You can also prevent the entry of the data created by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by downloading the browser plug-in available at the following link and installing it. https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objection against data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: deactivate Google Analytics. More information on the handling of user data by Google Analytics can be found in Google’s data protection statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Contract data processing
We have concluded an agreement on contract data processing and implement in full the strict requirements of Germany’s data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic features at Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographic features” function of Google Analytics. This means that reports can be created that contain statements on age, sex and interests of the page visitors. This data originates from Google’s interest-related advertising as well as from visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be allocated to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the display settings in your Google account or prohibit the entry of your data by Google Analytics at any time as described in the point “Objection against data collection”.

5. PLUG-INS AND TOOLS GOOGLE WEB FONTS

For the standard presentation of fonts, this page uses so called Web Fonts, which are provided by Google. When calling up a page, your browser loads the Web Fonts required in your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts. For this the browser connection used by you must establish a connection to the servers of Google. Google thereby gains knowledge of the fact that our website was called up via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts takes place in the interest of a standardised and attractive presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard font is used by your computer. You can find further information on Google Web Fonts at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in the data protection statement of Google: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

GOOGLE MAPS

This page uses the Google Maps service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. The provider of this webpage has no influence on this data transmission. Google Maps is used in the interest of an attractive design of our online offering and the possibility of easily finding the locations stated on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. More information on the handling of user data can be found in the data protection statement of Google: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.