Data protection declaration
Thank you for visiting our website. Protecting the security of your data is particularly important to us. We would therefore like to inform you in detail about the use of your data when visiting our website.
Legal basis of processing
Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a GDPR serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Article 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which the processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (c) of the GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data might become necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person, Article 6(1)(d) GDPR. Finally, processing operations could also be based on Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR. Processing procedures which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are not overridden.
Right to information, right to rectification, blocking, deletion, objection
Upon written request, we will inform you about the personal data we have stored about you. You also have the right to correct, block, object to or delete this data. The request should be sent to our address indicated in the imprint of the website.
Transfer of data
We do not transfer your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:
- you have given your express consent to this in accordance with Article 6 (1)(1)(a) of the GDPR,
- the disclosure is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims in accordance with Article 6 (1)(1)(f) of the GDPR and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data,
- in the event that there is a legal obligation for the disclosure pursuant to Article 6 (1)(1)(c) of the GDPR, as well as if this is legally permissible and necessary pursuant to Article 6 (1)(1)(b) of the GDPR for the processing of contractual relationships with you.
Rights of data subjects
You have the right:
- to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Article 15 of the GDPR. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of the
- personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details;
- in accordance with Article 16 of the GDPR, to demand the correction of inaccurate or incomplete personal data stored by us without delay; in accordance with Article 17 of the GDPR, to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;
- in accordance with Article 18 of the GDPR, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and we no longer require the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 of the GDPR;
- in accordance with Article 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another data controller;
- revoke your consent given to us at any time in accordance with Art. 7 (3) of the GDPR. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent in the future;
- and pursuant to Article 77 of the GDPR, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or place of work or the place of the alleged infringement for this purpose if the data subject believes that the processing of personal data concerning him or her violates the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Right of withdrawal
Where your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Article 21 of the GDPR, provided that there are grounds for doing so which arise from your particular situation or where the objection is directed against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which will be implemented by me without specifying a particular situation. If you would like to make use of your right of revocation or objection, it is sufficient to send an e-mail to our address given in the imprint of the website.
General collection of data
When you access our website or retrieve a file, data about this process is stored in a log file on our web server. In detail, the following data may be stored:
- IP address (if possible, this is stored anonymously)
- Domain name of the website you came from
- Names of the files retrieved
- Date and time of a query
- Name of your internet service provider
- as well as operating system and browser version of your terminal device, if applicable
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, the information you provide in the enquiry form, including the contact details you enter there, will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. Your data will be used exclusively for the purpose of answering and processing your question. The data processing is carried out here in accordance with Article 6 (1)(1)(a) GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily given consent. You can object to this at any time (right of revocation).
We send newsletters with promotional information only with the consent of the recipients or on the basis of a legal permission. Registration for our newsletter takes place via a double opt-in procedure: After registering, you will receive an e-mail in which you are asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary to verify you as the owner of the email. The registration for the newsletter is logged in order to be able to prove the registration in accordance with the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the times of registration and confirmation as well as your IP address. Other data that you provided when registering for the newsletter is also stored. We only use your information other than your email address to personalise the newsletter, this includes your name for example. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter in every newsletter e-mail.
On individual pages or contributions there is a voluntary comment function for users who would like to share their opinion on the respective page or contribution. The comment is released after a positive review and appears publicly on the page where the comment was posted. There is no entitlement to the release of a comment. The commenter must give a name, which may be a pseudonym. The commenter must also provide an e-mail address. This serves to inform him/her about the status of his/her comment, especially if he/she has asked a question in the comment and is waiting for an answer. The e-mail address is not displayed publicly and is not passed on to third parties or evaluated manually. The IP address of the commenter is only stored in anonymised form. The comment will be stored permanently until it is deleted by you (or an administrator). The e-mail address you provide for your comment will only be stored for the purpose of sending you a notification in the event of a reply to your comment. Further data you provide on the comment will be published on the comment if you provide it. If a name is requested, you can also use a pseudonym.
References to third party websites
On this website, references to websites of third parties are offered in the form of so-called links. Only when you click on such a link will data be transmitted to the link destination. This is technically necessary. The transmitted data are in particular: Your IP address, the time at which you clicked on the link, the page on which you clicked on the link, information about your Internet browser. If you do not want this data to be transmitted to the link destination, do not click on the link.
Links to other websites
Confidentiality of your customer access
If you have been given access to a restricted area on our website that is secured by a password, you are responsible for keeping that password confidential. We ask that you do not disclose the password to anyone.
Right to data portability
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.
Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, every data subject shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of his or her residence, place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if the data subject considers that the processing of personal data concerning him or her infringes the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Remarketing via Double Click
We use the remarketing function of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). This function is used to show interest-based advertisements to website visitors as part of the Google advertising network Double Click. The browser of the website visitor stores cookies for this purpose; these cookies make it possible to recognise the visitor when he or she visits websites that belong to the Google advertising network. On these pages, the visitor can then be presented with advertisements that relate to content that the visitor has previously accessed on websites that use the Google Remarketing function. If you do not wish to use the remarketing function, you can deactivate it by making the appropriate settings. Alternatively, you can disable cookies via the advertising network initiative by following the instructions.
We secure our website and other IT systems against loss, destruction, unauthorised access, unauthorised modification or unauthorised disclosure of your data by means of appropriate technical and organisational measures. However, despite all due care, complete protection against all dangers is not possible in every case. Because we cannot guarantee complete data security when communicating by e-mail, we recommend sending confidential information by post.
Changes to this data protection declaration
We reserve the right to change this data protection declaration if the legal situation or this online offer or the type of data collection changes. However, this only applies to declarations regarding data processing. If the user’s consent is required or components of the data protection declaration contain a regulation of the contractual relationship with users, the data protection declaration will only be changed with the user’s consent. Therefore, please inform yourself about this data protection declaration if necessary, especially if you provide personal data.