Insofar as personal data is processed other than on our website, please refer to the separate privacy statements below for further information:
1. Data protection at a glance
3. General notes and mandatory information
4. Data collection on this website
5. Plugins and Tools
1. Data protection at a glance
The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data is any data by which you can be personally identified. For more detailed information on data protection, please refer to our data protection statement below.
Data collection on this website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is carried out by us as the website operator. You can find our contact details in the section “Information regarding the responsible party” in this data protection policy.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected when you provide us with it. This may be data that you enter in a contact form, for example.
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 page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you access this website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected in order to ensure the error-free operation of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You are entitled to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the respective supervisory authority.
You can contact us at any time with regard to this and any other questions on the subject of data protection.
Analasys tools and third party tools
When visiting this website, your browsing behaviour may be statistically analysed. This is done mainly with so-called analysis programmes.
Detailed information on these analysis programmes can be found in the following data protection policy.
The hosting of our website is handled by Cyrano Kommunikation GmbH (hereinafter referred to as Cyrano), a company commissioned by us, which in turn has commissioned Hetzner Online GmbH (hereinafter referred to as Hetzner), Industriestr. 25, 91710 Gunzenhausen, to provide the hosting service.
Details can be found in Hetzner’s data protection policy: https://www.hetzner.com/de/rechtliches/datenschutz.
Hetzner is commissioned on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in presenting our website as reliably as possible. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 Para. 1, German Telecommunications-Telemedia Data Protection Act, (abbreviated in German to TTDSG), insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user’s end device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
We have concluded a contract regarding order processing (AVV) with Cyrano and have allowed Cyrano to use Hetzner as a hosting service provider in compliance with data protection regulations. An AVV is a contract prescribed by data protection law, which ensures that it only processes the personal data of visitors to our website in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
3. General notes and mandatory information
As the operator of this website, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection policy.
When you use this website, we collect a variety of personal data. Personal data is data by which you can be personally identified. This data protection policy explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can be subject to security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Hinweis zur verantwortlichen Stelle
The responsible body for data processing on this website is:
Telephone: +49 251 60998-0
The responsible party is the party which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses or similar).
Unless a more specific storage period has been stated within this data protection statement, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for processing the data no longer applies. If you assert a legitimate request for deletion or revoke consent for data processing, your data will be deleted unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g. retention periods under tax or commercial law); in the latter case, deletion will take place after these reasons cease to apply.
General information on the legal basis for data processing on this website
If you have consented to data processing, we process your personal data based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 (2) lit. a GDPR if special categories of data are processed in accordance with Art. 9 (1) GDPR. In the event of explicit consent to the transfer of personal data to third countries, data processing is also carried out based on Art. 49 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. If you have consented to the storage of cookies or to the access to information from your end device (e.g. via device fingerprinting), the data processing is additionally carried out based on Section 25 (1) TTDSG. This consent can be revoked at any time. If your data is required for the fulfilment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, we will process your data based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Furthermore, if your data is required for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, we will process it based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR. Furthermore, the data processing may be carried out based on our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Information on the relevant legal basis in each individual case is provided in the following paragraphs of this data protection policy.
Data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company:
Mr. Thomas Floß,
(EDV-Unternehmensberatung Floß GmbH)
Telephone: +49 5423 964 900
Notice regarding data transfer to the USA and other third party countries
Some of the tools we use are provided by companies based in the USA or other third-party countries that are not secure under data protection law. If these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to these third-party countries and processed there. We would like to point out that no level of data protection comparable to that in the EU can be guaranteed in these countries. For example, US companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you as a data subject being able to take any legal action against this. It can therefore not be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. intelligence services) process, evaluate and permanently store your data located on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no control over these processing activities.
Revoking your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke consent which you have already given 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 to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)
If data processing is based on Art. 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The respective legal basis on which processing is based can be found in this data protection policy. If you object, we will no longer process the personal data concerned unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising, or defending legal claims (objection under Article 21(1) of the GDPR).
If your personal data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for the purpose of direct advertising (objection pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR).
Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of breaches of the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or the place of the alleged breach. The right of appeal is not affected by any other administrative or judicial recourse.
Right to data transfer
You have the right to have any data that we process automatically based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another person responsible, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.
SSL- or TLS-encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the operator of the website, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection because the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the padlock symbol in your browser bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, deletion and correction
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, you have the right to correction or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time for this purpose and for further questions about personal data.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. To do this, you can contact us at any time. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:
- If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to check this. For the duration of the verification, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data was/is unlawful, you may 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 restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
- If you have lodged an objection under Article 21(1) of the GDPR, we must weigh up your interests against ours. As long as it has not yet been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such data may – apart from being stored – only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defence 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.
Objection to advertising emails
We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising and information material. As the operator of the website, we expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example by spam e-mails.
4. Data collection on this website
Our website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to your end device. They are stored either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your end device. Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them yourself or until they are automatically deleted by your web browser.
In some cases, cookies from third-party companies may also be stored on your terminal device when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services of the third-party company (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).
Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behaviour.
Cookies that are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process, to provide certain functions you have requested or to optimise the website (e.g. cookies to measure web audience) (necessary cookies) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR, unless another legal basis is specified. As the operator of the website, we have a legitimate interest in storing necessary cookies for the purpose of providing the services/information in a technically error-free and optimised manner. If consent to the storage of cookies and comparable recognition technologies has been requested, processing is carried out exclusively based on this consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG); consent can be revoked at any time.
You can configure your browser so that you are informed when cookies are set and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.
If cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you about this separately within the framework of this data protection policy and, if necessary, request your consent.
Consent via Borlabs Cookie
Our website uses Borlabs Cookie Consent technology to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies in your browser or to the use of certain technologies and to document this consent in accordance with data protection law. The provider of this technology is Borlabs – Benjamin A. Bornschein, Rübenkamp 32, 22305 Hamburg (hereinafter referred to as Borlabs).
When you open our website, a Borlabs cookie is stored in your browser, in which the consents you have given, or the revocation of these consents are stored. This data is not passed on to the Borlabs cookie provider.
The collected data will be stored until you request us to delete it or until you delete the Borlabs cookie yourself or until the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Mandatory legal retention periods remain unaffected. Details on the data processing of Borlabs Cookie can be found here: https://de.borlabs.io/kb/welche-daten-speichert-borlabscookie/
Server log files
The provider of the websites automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Operating system of the browser type und browser version
- Referring URL
- Host name 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 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As the operator of the website, we have a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimisation of our website – this is why the server log files must be collected.
Enquiry via e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your enquiry including all personal data resulting from it (name, enquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR if your request is related to the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the enquiries addressed to 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 will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after we have completed processing your request). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.
5. Plugins and Tools
This website embeds videos from the website YouTube. The operator of the website is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, 4 Barrow Street, Dublin D04 E5W5, Ireland.
When you visit one of our websites on which YouTube is embedded, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.
Furthermore, YouTube may store various cookies on your end device or use comparable technologies for recognition (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way, YouTube can obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve the user experience and prevent fraud attempts.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your browsing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used in the interest of providing an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest as defined by Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and Section 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user’s end device (e.g. device fingerprinting) as defined by the TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time.
Google Web Fonts (local Hosting)
This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. The Google Fonts are installed locally. There is no connection to Google servers.
The use of Google Web Fonts is carried out based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As the operator of the website, we have a legitimate interest in the uniform presentation of the typeface on our website. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.
We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on this website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, 4 Barrow Street, Dublin D04 E5W5, Ireland.
The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether the data input on this website (e.g. in a contact form) is made by a human being or by an automated programme. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the visitor to our website based on various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent on the website by the visitor or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.
The reCAPTCHA analyses are performed entirely in the background. Visitors to our website are not notified that an analysis is taking place.
The storage and analysis of the data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in protecting our website from abusive automated spying and SPAM. Insofar as a corresponding consent has been requested, the 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) as defined by the TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time.
We use Polylang on our website. The provider is WP SYNTEX, 28 rue Jean Sebastien Bach, 38090 Villefontaine, France.
Polylang is used to make our website available in several languages. Polylang cookies are set to recognise and record the language used or selected by the user.