Thank you for your interest in our online presence.
The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Therefore,
we would like to inform you about data privacy within our company. It
goes without saying that we observe the applicable statutory regulations
of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German
Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the German Telemedia Act (TMG)
and other data protection regulations.
You can trust us with your personal data! Digital
security systems encrypt the data which is transferred to us. Our websites
are protected against damage, destruction or unauthorized access by means
of technical measures.
Subject Matter of Data Protection
The subject matter of data protection is personal data.
According to Art. 4 section 1 of the GDPR ‘personal data’ means
any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
This includes data such as name, postal address, email address,
or telephone number but also user data such as your IP address.
Scope of Data Collection and Storage
In general, you are not required to enter personal data in
order to use our website. However, we may require your personal data in order
to provide our services. This applies to mailing informational material or
ordered goods as well as responding to individual queries.
If you commission us to provide a service or mail goods, we
will collect and store your personal data only to the extent necessary for the
provision of the service or the execution of the contract. It may also be
necessary to forward your personal data to companies appointed by us to provide
the service or process the contract. These are e.g. transport companies or
other service providers.
Once the contract has been completed, your data will be
blocked and it will be deleted after expiry of deadlines as per tax-related
and commercial regulations, unless you have explicitly agreed to further use
of the data.
If you have subscribed to our newsletter with your email
address, we will also use your email address beyond the execution of the
contract for our own advertising purposes until you unsubscribe from the newsletter.
Some of our web pages make use of so called “Cookies”.
Cookies will not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. We use
cookies to give you the best experience of our website in terms of usability,
efficiency, and safety. Cookies are minor textfiles that are stored on your
computer and saved by your internet browser.
Most of our used cookies are so called „Session Cookies“.
They will be deleted at the end of your visit on our website. Other cookies
might be kept on your computer until you delete them. These cookies allow
us to recognize your browser at your next visit.
In your browser settings you can manage your browser’s
cookie behavior. You can tell your browser to inform you everytime cookies
are set, allow/disallow the acceptance of cookies for any case or make
exceptions for individual cases. Also, you can tell your browser to
automatically delete all cookies when you close your browser. However,
when cookies are deactivated, the functionality of our website might be
limited to a certain extent.
Data Collection by Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service
provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which
are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users
use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the
website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google
on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization,
Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States
of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the
European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent
to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider
Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the
website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing
other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website
provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by
on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able
to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s
collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing
a respective browser plug-in.
You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the
following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the
future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics
Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use
and data privacy can be found at www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html
or at www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies. Please note that on this website,
Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized
collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).
Collecting and Storing Usage Data
To optimize our website, we collect and store data such as the
date and time of the page view, the page from which you called up our website,
and similar information. This takes place anonymously, without personally identifying
the user of the website. If necessary, user profiles are created using a pseudonym.
There is no connection between the natural person behind the pseudonym and the usage
text files that are stored on your computer and used to collect statistical data
such as operating system, your browser, IP address, the previously called-up website
(referrer URL) and the time. We only collect this data for statistical purposes
in order to further optimize our Internet presence and make our Internet service
even more attractive. The collection and storage takes place exclusively in an
anonymous or pseudonymous form and does not allow any conclusion to be drawn about
you as a natural person.
Appropriate Use of Data
We observe the principle of data use for a specific purpose and we
collect, process and store your personal data only for the purposes for which you
have communicated it to us. Your personal data is not forwarded to third parties
without your explicit consent, insofar as this is not necessary for the provision of
the service or execution of the contract. Transmission to government institutions
and authorities entitled to receive information also only takes place within the
scope of legal disclosure requirements or if we are required by a court decision
to disclose this information.
We also take our internal data protection very seriously. Our
employees and the service providers appointed by us are bound by us to maintain
confidentiality and comply with data protection regulations.
Right of Disclosure and Withdrawal
At any time and without giving any reason, you can request at
no cost information about your personal data that is stored by us. You may at any
time request that the data that has been collected by us is blocked, corrected or
deleted. You may also at any time and without giving any reason revoke the consent
you have given us to collect and use the data. For this purpose, please contact us
at the address provided in the legal notice. Should you have any further questions
do not hesitate to contact us at any time.