Privacy Statement

We are pleased about your interest in our homepage and our company. Although we monitor our content carefully, we cannot assume liability for external links to foreign content. We cannot allocate this data to certain persons and do not combine it with data from other sources.

Protecting your personal data as it is collected, processed and used when you visit our homepage is a serious matter to us. Your data is protected within the scope of statutory regulations. In the following, you will find information on which data is collected during your visit to our homepage and how it is used:

1. Collection and processing of data

Every access to our website or retrieval of a file stored on the web site is recorded. The storage is used for internal system-related and statistical purposes. The following are recorded: Name of the accessed file, date and time of the access, the amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, web browser, and accessing domain.

The IP addresses of the accessing computers are also recorded.

Furthermore, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies: text files that are stored on your computer and allow us to analyze how you use our website. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and then stored there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, Google will truncate your IP address beforehand within Member States of the EU or other States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of this website’s operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, assemble reports about web site activity, and render further services to the webmaster regarding website and internet use. The IP address transferred as part of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. You can prohibit the storing of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly; however, we point out that if you do, you will not be able to use all functions of this website to their full capacity. Moreover, you can prohibit Google from recording or processing the data generated by the cookies regarding your use of the website (including your IP address). One method is to set up a so-called “opt-out cookie,” which deactivates tracking by Google Analytics across all pages. This operates equally on desktop computers and mobile devices.

Click on the following link to place the cookie: Deactivate Google Analytics. The cookie prohibits tracking by Google Analytics until it is deleted.

For the second option, a browser plugin is available, which you can install under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. This plugin will also prevent tracking by Google Analytics, but is not available on mobile devices.

You can find more information on terms of use and data protection under www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html respectively https://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html. Please note that on this website Google Analytics is expanded by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to guarantee an anonymous recording of IP addresses (known as “IP masking”).

2. Use and sharing of personal data

If you have provided us with personal data, we will only use it to answer your questions, process agreements we have made with you, and for technical administration. Your personal data is only shared with or otherwise conveyed to third parties if this is necessary for contract processing (in particular sharing order data with suppliers) or invoicing purposes, or if you have given your prior consent. You always have the right to withdraw a consent you have granted, with effect for the future. Stored personal data will be deleted if you revoke your permission to store it, if knowledge of this data is no longer needed to fulfil the objective for which it was saved, or if its storage is forbidden based on other legal grounds.

3. Right to information

According to the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act, each user of our internet services has the right to demand information at any time about what data concerning him is being stored and why this is being done. Moreover, a correction of erroneous data, or the deletion of data, can be demanded if their storage is unauthorized or no longer necessary. We will provide information about stored data upon written request.

Use of Facebook social plugins

Our internet presence uses social plugins from the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identified by a Facebook logo or the added text “Facebook Social Plugin.” The “like” button also belongs to Facebook.

If you retrieve a website of our internet presence which contains such a plugin, your browser makes a direct connection with Facebook’s server. Facebook transfers the plugin’s contents directly to your browser, which incorporates it into the website.

Through the integration of the plugin, Facebook receives the information that you have accessed the respective sites of our internet presence. If are logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign this visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins (e.g. activate the “like” button or leave a comment), the corresponding information will be transferred directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there.

For the purpose and scope of this data collection, and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your rights in this matter and the ways you can adjust your settings to protect your private sphere, please consult Facebook’s data protection information.

If you do not wish Facebook to collect data about you via our internet services, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our sites. We have also inserted an extra click for the “like” button. This function can only be used if you allow the “i-like” button to be shown.