We are pleased that you are visiting our website and would like to thank you for your interest. Below, we inform you about how we handle your personal data when you use our website. Personal data means all data with which you can be personally identified. Your data is protected within the scope of the legal regulations – in particular the German General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Below you will find information about which data is collected during your visit to the website and how it is used.
Persons with Responsibility
Those responsible for data processing on this website within the meaning of the German General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) are:
Telephone: +49 2103 5726201
The individual responsible for the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.
Data Collection during your Visit to our Website
- The individual pages of our website (URL)
- Date and time at the time of access
- Amount of data sent in bytes
- Source/link from which you came to the page
- The browser used
- The operating system used
- The IP address used (if applicable in anonymised form)
The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO [GDPR in English]) on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. However, we reserve the right to review the server log files subsequently if there are specific indications of illegal use. Unanonymised server logfiles are automatically deleted after seven days at the latest.
Our website is stored by a hosting service provider that provides us with infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services and technical maintenance services and with which we have concluded an order processing contract. Data processing is carried out for the purpose of ensuring the operational readiness of our website, in which we have a legitimate interest. In this respect we refer to Art. 6 para. 1(f) of the DSGVO [GDPR in English]. Furthermore, the server logfile data may also be collected by third parties.
Establishment of Electronic Contacts
In the event that you contact us by electronic means (e.g. by means of a contact form or e-mail), personal data will be collected. Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the contact form concerned. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for contacts between us and the associated technical administration. Without this mandatory information we cannot process your inquiry. All further details are voluntary.
The legal basis for the processing of the data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If your contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, an additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1(b) of the GDPR. The legal basis for your voluntary information is Art. 6 para. 1(a) GDPR.
Your data will be deleted after the final processing of your inquiry. This is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been conclusively clarified and provided that no statutory storage obligations stipulate otherwise.
For our e-mail communications we have commissioned a service provider that provides us with infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services and technical maintenance services and with which we have concluded an order processing contract. Data processing is carried out for the purpose of ensuring the operational readiness of our email communications, in which we have a legitimate interest. See Article 6, para. 1(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in this respect.
Data Subject Rights
As a data subject, you have the following rights:
- Confirmation of data processing: You have the right to request confirmation from us about whether your personal data is being processed. You can find the pre-conditions for this in Art. 15 GDPR;
- Information: You have the right to request information about your personal data which is processed by us. You can find the pre-conditions for this in Art. 15 GDPR;
- Correction: You have the right to request the immediate correction of inaccurate personal data that relates to you. You can find the pre-conditions for this in Art. 16 GDPR;
- Deletion: You have the right to request the immediate deletion of personal data that relates to you. The pre-conditions for this can be found in Art. 17 GDPR;
- Restriction of processing: You have the right to request a restriction of the processing of your personal data. The pre-conditions for this can be found in Art. 18 GDPR;
- Data transferability: You have the right to receive the personal data relating to you that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Furthermore, you have the right to have this data transmitted by us to another person with responsibility. You can find the pre-conditions for this in Art. 20 GDPR;
- Revocation of consent: You have the right to revoke any consent that you have given at any time if the processing is based on Art. 6, para 1(a) or Art. 9, para. 2(a) GDPR. Until any such revocation, the data processing remains lawful. The revocation only applies to the future. You can find the pre-conditions for this in Art. 7, para. 3 GDPR;
- Complaint: Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you are of the opinion that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR. The pre-conditions for this can be found in Art. 77 GDPR;
Right to Object
For reasons that arise from your particular situation, you have the right to submit an objection – with effect for the future – at any time to the processing of personal data relating to you which we process on the basis of our overriding legitimate interest (Art. 6, para. 1 (e) or (f) GDPR). The pre-conditions for this can be found in Art. 21 GDPR;
Storage Period and Deletion of Personal Data
Unless a different storage period is mentioned above, we store the data for as long as it is necessary to fulfil its purpose and there are legal storage obligations that apply. According to the legal requirements, data is stored for 6 years in accordance with Section 257, para. 1 of the German Commercial Code (HGB) (books of account, inventories, opening balance sheets, annual financial statements, commercial letters, accounting documents, etc.), as well as for 10 years according to Section 147, para. 1 of the german Fiscal Code (AO) (books, records, management reports, accounting documents, commercial and business letters, documents relevant to taxation, etc.).
After the expiry of the retention period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer necessary for the performance or initiation of the contract and/or that there is no longer a legitimate interest in its further storage on our part.