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Data privacy

General

We appreciate your interest in our website. For external links to external content, we assume, despite careful control, no liability.

The protection of your personal data when collecting, processing and use during your visit to our website is important to us.

Your personal data are processed by us only in accordance with the provisions of German data privacy laws. The following provisions describe the type, scope and purpose of collecting, processing and utilizing personal data. This data privacy policy applies only to our web pages. If links on our pages route you to other pages, please inquire there about how your data are handled in such cases.

Inventory data

(1) Your personal data, insofar as these are necessary for this contractual relationship (inventory data) in terms of its establishment, organization of content and modifications, are used exclusively for fulfilling the contract. For goods to be delivered, for instance, your name and address must be relayed to the supplier of the goods.

(2) Without your explicit consent or a legal basis, your personal data are not passed on to third parties outside the scope of fulfilling this contract. After completion of the contract, your data are blocked against further use. After expiry of deadlines as per tax-related and commercial regulations, these data are deleted unless you have expressly consented to their further use.

Information about cookies

(1) To optimize our web presence, we might use cookies. These are small text files stored in your computer's main memory. These cookies are deleted after you close the browser. Other cookies remain on your computer (long-term cookies) and permit its recognition on your next visit. This allows us to improve your access to our site.

(2) You can prevent storage of cookies by choosing a "disable cookies" option in your browser settings. Please notice that this might limit the functionality of our web pages as a result.

Disclosure

According to the Federal Data Protection Act, you have a right to free-of-charge information about your stored data, and possibly entitlement to correction, blocking or deletion of such data upon written request.

Provision of the website and generation of log files

1. Description and scope of data processing

Each time our website is accessed, our system may collect automated data and information from the user’s computer system. In this process, the following data may be collected:

1. Information on the browser and version used
2. Information on the operating system of the user
3. The internet service provider of the user
4. The IP address of the user
5. Date and time of access
6. Websites from which the user's system is led to our website
7. Information on websites visited and files opened

The data is stored in the log files of the webmaster's system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

Temporary storage of the IP address through the system is necessary to make the website accessible for the user’s computer. To this end, the user’s IP address must be stored for the duration of the session. The data is used for the purpose of optimizing the website and ensuring the safety of information technology systems. The data is not evaluated for marketing purposes in this context.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for carrying out the purpose of its collection. Typically, data is deleted seven days after its storage at the latest. It is possible that the data is stored for a longer period. In this case, the user's IP address is deleted or anonymized, so that the client accessing the website can no longer be identified.

5. Possibility of Objection and Remedy

The collection of data for the purpose of providing the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

Encryption

To keep your data secure during transmission, we use the latest state of the art in encryption technology (e.g. TLS/SSL) via HTTPS.

Mailing lists

1. Description and scope of data processing

This website provides the opportunity to subscribe to a free-of-charge mailing list. When registering, the data as entered into the form is transmitted to the webmaster. This data is your email address. When registering, you are asked whether or not you agree to your data being processed. Data collected in the registration process will not be passed on to third parties. The data will be used exclusively for sending out emails.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data once a user has registered for one or more mailing lists is, as long as the user's consent has been given, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

3. Purpose of the data processing

The purpose of collecting the user's email address is to be able to send them emails as requested.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer needed to achieve the purpose of its collection. The data of the user are stored as long as they remain subscribed to the mailing list.

5. Possibility of Objection and Remedy

The user can cancel the subscription to the mailing list at any time. Each email sent out contains a link to unsubscribe from the mailing list. Furthermore, each user will be sent a monthly email reminding them of their membership. This email contains links to unsubscribe from the list or edit one's membership settings.


Social Media

We maintain an online presence in social media and platforms to communicate with the prospects and users active there and to keep them up-to-date on our services. When accessing social media networks and platforms, the respective operators’ terms and conditions and data policies will apply.

Google Analytics

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest on the analysis and optimisation and economic operation of our online service in line with Article 6 para. 1 lit. f General Data Protection Regulation GDPR) this website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). The information generated by a cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the USA. Google operates under the Privacy Shield Agreement. This means that the requirements of the Privacy Shield Agreement are the same as those of the European Union and that the data will be treated in compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

Google will use this information on our account for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to the website activity and website usage. Pseudonymous user profiles can be created on the data processed.

We only use Google Analytics with IP anonymization enabled. This means that Google will abbreviate the IP address of users within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economy Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there.

The IP address transmitted by a user’s browser will not be merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting the settings in their browser software accordingly. You may reject the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. You can also prevent the information generated by cookies from being collected by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
For more information on the terms of use, settings and possibility to object, please visit Google’s data privacy (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) or the setting for advertising by Google visit (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).

Personal data of users will be deleted or anonymised after a period of 14 months.

 
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