1. Data protection at a glance
The following information provides a simple overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be identified personally. For detailed information on the subject of data protection please refer to our data protection declaration presented below this text.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
Data collection on this website is undertaken by the website operator. The contact details for the website operator can be found in the publishing information of this website.
How do we collect your data?
Your data are collected firstly by you communicating them to us. These may be e.g. data that you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when the website is visited. These are primarily technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time when the page is viewed). These data are collected automatically as soon as you access our website.
For what do we use your data?
Some of the data are collected in order to guarantee error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.
Which rights do you have with respect to your data?
You have the right to obtain information at any time about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You have a right furthermore to demand correction, blocking or deletion of these data. For this and for other issues concerning the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time using the address provided in the publishing information. Moreover, you have a right of appeal to the competent regulatory authority.
2. General information and compulsory information
The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations as well as this data protection declaration.
When you visit this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data are all data with which you can be identified personally. The present data protection declaration explains which data we collect and for what we use them. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.
We point out that data transmission on the internet (e.g. in the case of communication by email) may display security gaps. Absolute protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.
Information about the body responsible
The body responsible for data protection on this website is:
Telephone: +49 (0)2234 512-0
The body responsible is the individual or legal entity that determines the purposes and means of processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses or similar) either alone or together with others.
Withdrawal of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are possible only with your explicit consent. At any time, you can withdraw a consent already given. An informal message to us by e-mail suffices for this. The legality of the data processing performed by us until withdrawal remains unaffected by the withdrawal.
Right of appeal to the competent regulatory authority
In the case of data protection infringements, the person concerned has a right of appeal to the competent regulatory authority. The competent regulatory authority for data protection issues is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company has its registered office. A list of the data protection officers and their contact data can be found under the following link: " target="_blank">https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have issued to you or to a third party in a current, machine-readable format data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract. If you request direct transmission of the data to another responsible person, this is done only as far as is technically possible.
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, for example such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL/TLS encryption. An encrypted connection can be identified by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the padlock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL/TLS encryption is activated, the data that you send to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
In the context of the current statutory provisions, you have the right to free information at any time about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing, and if applicable a right to correction, blocking or deletion of these data. Concerning this and other issues on the subject of personal data, you can contact the address provided in the publishing information at any time.
Objection to advertising mail
Objection is hereby made to use of contact details, which have been published in the context of the obligation to provide publishing information, for sending advertising and information materials that have not been explicitly requested. The operators of the sites explicitly reserve the right to take legal action in the case of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as in spam e-mails.
3. Data protection officer
Data protection officer required by law
We have appointed an external data protection officer for our company.
FAO Mr Jörg C. Wentz
Telephone: +49 (0)6352 7500-0
4. Data collection on our website
Some of the web pages use so-called cookies. Cookies cause no harm to your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser such that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in the individual case, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.
Cookies that are required for performance of the electronic communication process or for the provision of certain functions desired by you are stored on the basis of art. 6 par. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for technically error-free and optimised provision of the services of the same. If other cookies (e.g. cookies to analyse your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are covered separately in the data protection declaration.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically sends to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
These data are not merged with other data sources.
The basis for the data processing is art. 6 par. 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
If you wish to send enquiries to us using the contact form, then your details from the enquiry form, including the contact data you provide there, are stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and for the event of follow-up queries. We do not pass on these data without your consent.
The data provided on the contact form are therefore processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (art. 6 par. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time. An informal message to us by e-mail suffices for this. The legality of the data processing performed by us until withdrawal remains unaffected by the withdrawal.
The data provided by you on the contact form remain with us until you request their deletion, withdraw your consent to storage or the purpose of the data storage ceases (e.g. after completed processing of your enquiry). Mandatory statutory provisions – especially retention periods – remain unaffected.
5. Plugins and tools
Via an API, this site uses the map service Google Maps. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence over this data transmission.
The use of Google Maps takes place in the interest of attractive presentation of our online services and easy finding of the locations specified by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest in accordance with art. 6 par. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Framework, through which it offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).
Google will use this information on our behalf to analyse the use of our online offer by the user, to compile reports about activities within this online offer and to provide us with further services associated with the use of this online offer and internet usage. Pseudonymous usage profiles of the users may be created from this.
We use Google Analytics only with activated IP anonymisation. This means that the IP address of the user is truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and truncated there.
The IP address transmitted by the browser of the user is not merged with other data by Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting in their browser software; furthermore, users can prevent collection of the data generated by the cookie and relating to their use of the online offer for Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Further information about data use by Google, setting and objection options can be found in the data privacy statement of Google (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and in the settings for the representation of advertisement overlays by Google (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).
The personal data of the user are deleted or anonymised after 14 months.
Google web fonts
For uniform presentation, this site uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google. When a page is opened, your browser loads the required web fonts in your browser cache, in order to display text and fonts correctly.
To this end, the browser you use must establish a connection to the servers of Google. From this, Google becomes aware that our website has been opened from your IP address. Google web fonts are used in the interest of uniform and attractive presentation of out online offers. This represents a legitimate interest in accordance with art. 6 par. 1 lit. f GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font from your computer is used.