1. An overview of data protection
The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website.
Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website is processed by the website operator.
The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
Some data is collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website.
This data is primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed
the page. This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients,
and the purpose of its collection at no charge.
You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address
given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
Analytics and third-party tools
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.
2. General information and mandatory information
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your
personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
Telephone: +49 (0) 8131 / 3627 – 0
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the
purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent
regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation
is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data
protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_linksnode.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract
automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format.
If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of
the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can
recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from
“http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information
free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin,
the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to
have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given
in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
Opposition to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context
of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not
expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited
advertising material, such as email spam, is received.
3. Data protection officer
Statutory data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Mr. Thorsten Ewald
4. Data collection on our website
Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure.
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.”
They are automatically deleted after your visit.
Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to
recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie.
Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain
conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser.
Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use
(such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of GDPR.
The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service
provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored,
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. 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
This data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The base for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract
or for measures preliminary to a contract.
Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide to
answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your
consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this
request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion,
revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling
your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention
periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
Registration on this website
You can register on our website in order to access additional functions offered here. The input data will only be
used for the purpose of using the respective site or service for which you have registered. The mandatory
information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise, we will reject your
To inform you about important changes such as those within the scope of our site or
technical changes, we will use the email address specified during registration.
We will process the data provided during registration only based on your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. You may revoke
your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data
processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will continue to store the data collected during registration for as long as you remain registered on our website. Statutory
retention periods remain unaffected.
Processing of data (customer and contract data)
We collect, process, and use personal data only insofar as it is necessary to establish, or modify legal
relationships with us (master data). This is done based on Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the
processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract. We collect, process and
use your personal data when accessing our website (usage data) only to the extent required to enable you
to access our service or to bill you for the same.
Collected customer data shall be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship.
Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
Data transferred when signing up for services and digital content
We transmit personally identifiable data to third parties only to the extent required to fulfill the terms of your
contract with us, for example, to banks entrusted to process your payments.
Your data will not be transmitted for any other purpose unless you have given your express permission to do so. Your data will
not be disclosed to third parties for advertising purposes without your express consent.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for
measures preliminary to a contract.
If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us
to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this
newsletter. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data
to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You
can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the
newsletter at any time, e.g. through the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The data
processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription
when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the
members area) remain unaffected.
This website uses the services of MailChimp to send out its newsletters. The provider is the Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
Among other things, MailChimp is a service that can be deployed to organise and analyse the sending of newsletters. Whenever you enter data for the purpose of subscribing to a newsletter (e.g. your e-mail address), the information is stored on MailChimp servers in the United States.
MailChimp is in possession of a certification that is in compliance with the “EU-US-Privacy-Shield.” The “Privacy-Shield” is a compact between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA) that aims to warrant the compliance with European data protection standards in the United States.
With the assistance of the MailChimp tool, we can analyse the performance of our newsletter campaigns. If you open an e-mail that has been sent through the MailChimp tool, a file that has been integrated into the e-mail (a so-called web-beacon) connects to MailChimp’s servers in the United States. As a result, it can be determined whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links the recipient possibly clicked on. Technical information is also recorded at that time (e.g. the time of access, the IP address, type of browser and operating system). This information cannot be allocated to the respective newsletter recipient. Their sole purpose is the performance of statistical analyses of newsletter campaigns. The results of such analyses can be used to tailor future newsletters to the interests of their recipients more effectively.
If you do not want to permit an analysis by MailChimp, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a link for you to do this in every newsletter message. Moreover, you can also unsubscribe from the newsletter right on the website.
The data is processed based on your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke any consent you have given at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data processing transactions that have taken place prior to your revocation.
The data you archive with us for the purpose of the newsletter subscription shall be archived by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Once you cancel your subscription to the newsletter, the data shall be deleted from our servers as well as those of MailChimp. This shall not affect data we have been archiving for other purposes.
For more details, please consult the Data Privacy Policies of MailChimp at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/.
Execution of a contract data processing agreement
We have executed a so-called “Data Processing Agreement” with MailChimp, in which we mandate that MailChimp undertakes to protect the data of our customers and to refrain from sharing it with third parties.
6. Plugins and tools
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google.
The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established.Here
the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your
personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f)
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection
declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Google Web Fonts
For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a
page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts
For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers.
Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google
Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a
justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway,
Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address.
This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of
this site has no influence on this data transfer.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of
making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This
constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
Further information about handling
user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
Data collection through the use of Google Analytics
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. Cookies typically capture information about the operating system, your browser, your IP address, the web page previously invoked by you (referrer URL) and the date and time of your visit to our website. The information provided by the cookie about your use of our website is normally transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, Google will first truncate your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other states that are 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 truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide the website operator with other services associated with website and Internet use. The IP address provided by your browser for Google Analytics will not be combined with other data held by Google.
You can set your browser software to prevent cookies from being stored but we would advise you that, if you do so, you will not have full access to all the functions of this website. You can also stop Google from recording and processing the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin that is available under the following link (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
You can stop Google Analytics recording data by clicking on the link below. This activates an opt-out cookie that prevents your data form being recorded in the future when you visit this website: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Further details on conditions of use and privacy/data protection can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/./ Please also note that the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” has been added to Google Analytics on this website to ensure anonymized recording of IP addresses (IP masking).