Privacy Policy

General Handling of Your Personal Data
In this privacy policy, we inform you how we collect, use and forward your personal data.
We only collect, process and use your data in accordance with the statutory provisions.
This privacy policy applies exclusively to the use of the webpages offered by us. It does not apply to any webpages of our service providers to which we merely refer by means of links.
When using our webpages, you will remain anonymous as long as you do not voluntarily provide personal data. Pursuant to Section 28 (1) of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and Art. 6 (1) b) of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), personal data will only be collected and stored for a long as this is necessary for the use of the services offered on the website (e.g. completion of forms and conclusion of contracts). If you do not provide your data in these cases, we cannot submit offers to you or conclude contracts with you.
We will treat the data provided by you as strictly confidential. We will not forward any personal data without your express consent, unless we are under the legal obligation to do so. However, please note that when transmitting data on the Internet, there is always a risk of interception or spoofing of your data by third parties.
You are at all times entitled to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and to rectification, blocking, erasure, limitation of processing, objection to and portability of these data. Please feel free to call Mr Peter Endhart, Managing Director, at +49 (0) 8191 9151190, on this subject or if you have any further questions concerning the subject of personal data.
We will only send you e-mails within the scope of the notification of our customers about new products etc. if you provide your e-mail address.
Please note that the data transfer on the Internet (e.g. during communication by e-mail) may be subject to security vulnerabilities. Full protection of the data from third-party access is not possible.
Please note that you have the right to file a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.
Contact Form
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, we will store your information from the enquiry form including the contact data specified by you for the purpose of processing the enquiry and any follow-up questions for the duration of the processing of the enquiry. We will not pass on these data without your consent.
Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics as a web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc. (“Google”), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses cookies—text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of this website, which is generated by the cookie, is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will first abbreviate your IP address in Member States of the European Union or other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to and abbreviated on a Google server in the USA in exceptional cases. By order of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities and to perform other services related to the use of the website and of the Internet in general for the website operator.
The use of Google Analytics takes place in accordance with the conditions agreed between Google and the German data protection authorities. Third-party provider details: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of service: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html https://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html
https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
Browser Plugin
You can prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly; in this case, however, you may not be able to use all functions of this website. Moreover, you can prevent the collection of data concerning your use of the website (including your IP address), which are generated by the cookie, and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin that is available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Objection to Collection of Data
We have concluded a commissioned data processing agreement with Google and use Google Analytics in full compliance with the strict rules of the German data protection authorities.
IP Anonymisation
If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will first abbreviate your IP address in Member States of the European Union or other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to and abbreviated on a Google server in the USA in exceptional cases. By order of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities and to perform other services related to the use of the website and of the Internet in general for the website operator. The IP addresses sent by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with other data of Google.
Instead of using the browser add-on or when using browsers on mobile devices, please click Deactivate Google Analytics in order to prevent the logging by Google Analytics within this website in the future (works only in your browser and only for this domain). In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you need to click the link anew.
Google+ Plugins
The “google+1” (Google Plus) plugin is integrated on our website.
This plugin is made available and operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). You can recognise this button from the “+1” symbol on white background.
When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to the Google servers. In this way, the content of the plugin will be sent to your browser, which will integrate it in the webpage displayed. In this way, the information that you have visited our website will be forwarded to Google.
If you are logged in to your personal user account with Google Plus or Google while visiting our website, Google can allocate the visit to the website to this account. If you interact with plugins, e.g. if you click the button or enter a comment, this information will be sent directly to Google and stored there. To prevent such data transmission, you need to log out from your Google Plus or Google account before you visit our website.
We do not have any influence on the scope and content of the data that Google collects with the button. We assume that your IP address will also be logged and transmitted. For information on the purpose and scope of the collection and use of data by Google Inc., please refer to the company’s buttons policy. You can find this policy at https://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html.
If you are a Google Plus member or have logged in to Google and do not want Google to collect data about you and link them to your member data that are stored at Google when you access our website, log out from Google Plus or Google before visiting our website.
Google AdWords Conversion Tracking
We use conversion tracking in connection with the online advertising program “Google AdWords”. Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). When you click an ad published by Google, a conversion tracking cookie will be stored on your computer. These cookies are only of a temporary nature, do not contain any personal data and thus do not serve the personal identification.
If you visit certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can see that you have clicked the ad and have been forwarded to this page.
Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Thus, it is not possible to track cookies via the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected with the help of the conversion cookie is used for the purpose of creating conversion statistics for AdWords customers who use conversion tracking. In this way, customers learn the total number of users who have clicked their ad and have been forwarded to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that would enable the personal identification of users.
If you do not wish to participate in the tracking, you can object to this use by preventing the installation of the cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly (deactivation option). In this case, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.
For further information and the Google privacy policy, go to: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/
Privacy Policy for the Use of YouTube
Our website uses plugins of the YouTube site operated by Google. The site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection will be established to the YouTube servers. The YouTube server will be informed which of our pages you visited.
When you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can directly allocate your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out from your YouTube account.
Further information on the handling of user data is provided in the YouTube privacy guidelines at: https://www.youtube.com/t/privacy_guidelines
Facebook Social Media Plugins
Our pages contain plugins of the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). You can recognise the Facebook plugins from the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our page. An overview of the Facebook plugins is available here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ . When you visit our pages, the plugin will establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. In this way, Facebook will be informed that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can reference the contents of our pages in your Facebook profile. In this way, Facebook can map the visit to our pages to your user account. Please note that as a site provider, we are not informed about the content of the transmitted data and their use by Facebook. Further information is provided in the privacy policy of Facebook at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not wish Facebook to be able to map the visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook user account.
Twitter
Our website contains functions of the Twitter service. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. When you use Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the webpages you visit will be associated with your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. In this context, data are also transmitted to Twitter.
Please note that as a site provider, we are not informed about the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter. Further information is provided in the Twitter privacy policy at https://twitter.com/de/privacy.
You can modify your Twitter privacy settings in the account settings.
Newsletter
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use your e-mail address for our own advertising purposes until you unsubscribe. Newsletter subscriptions take place via a double opt-in procedure. In this context, we store your IP address and the subscription date. The sole purpose of this storage is to furnish evidence in case a third party misuses an e-mail addresses and subscribes to a newsletter without the knowledge of the authorised party. You have expressly granted the following content:
Enter the e-mail address and click on “Subscribe to newsletter”.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of data, the e-mail address and its use for delivering the newsletter whenever you wish with effect for the future. Should you no longer wish to receive the newsletter, you can unsubscribe by means of an unsubscribe link in the newsletter, by e-mail or via our website.
For the newsletter transmission, we use Newsletter2Go, an offer of Newsletter2Go GmbH, Nürnberger Strasse 8, D-10787 Berlin, Germany. The provider is headquartered in Germany and is thus subject to the data protection provisions applicable in Germany. For more information, see https://www.newsletter2go.de/hilfe/sicherheit-und-datenschutz and https://www.newsletter2go.de/datenschutz .The mail servers of Newsletter2Go GmbH are based on the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany and have dedicated IPs. Like the entire service of Newsletter2Go, they are thus exclusively subject to German data protection law. Newsletter2Go treats the personal data of your recipients with utmost care and confidentiality. These data will under no circumstances be resold or utilised otherwise. For more information, see https://www.newsletter2go.de/agb