The following information provides a simple overview about what happens with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data which may be used to identify you personally. You will find detailed information about the data protection topic in our privacy statement under this text.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is done by the website operator. His or her contact data are found in the Legal notices of this website.
How do we collect your data?
On one hand, your data are collected when you provide them to us. These may be data which you enter e.g. into a contact form.
Other data are automatically recorded by our IT systems when you visit our website. Technical data are here especially concerned (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of day of accessing a page). Such data are automatically recorded as soon as you access our website.
For what do we use your data?
Part of the data is collected to ensure that the website is provided error-free. Other data may be used to analyze your individual user behavior.
What are your rights with regard to your data?
You have the right to obtain, at any time, information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your saved personal data. Moreover, you have the right to demand the rectification, blocking or erasure of such data. In this matter as well as for further questions regarding data protection, you may contact us at any time under the address specified in Legal notices. Furthermore, you have the right of appeal with the relevant supervisory authority.
General information and mandatory particulars
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations as well as with this privacy statement.
When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data are those which can be used to identify you personally. The present privacy statement explains which data we collect and what we use them for. The statement also explains how and for which purpose this is done.
Please note that data transmission on the internet may be flawed by security gaps (e.g. in the communication by email). Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Revocation of your consent to data processing:
Many data processing operations are possible only with your explicit consent. You may revoke an already granted consent at any time. In this case, an informal message by email to us will be sufficient. The legitimacy of any data processing effected until revocation will remain unaffected by the revocation.
Right of appeal with the relevant supervisory authority:
In case of breaches of data protection laws, the person concerned has a right of appeal with the relevant supervisory authority. The data protection representative of the federal state in which our company is domiciled is the relevant supervisory authority with regard to issues concerning data protection laws. A list of the data protection representatives as well as their contact data can be found in the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability:
You have the right to have data handed out to you or to a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format which we process in an automated fashion based on your consent or in performance of a contract. If you demand direct transmission of the data to another responsible party, this will be effected only as far as technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption:
This page uses SSL or TLS encryption for safety reasons and for protecting the transmission of confidential content – for example, orders or inquiries which you send to us as the site operator. You will recognize an encrypted connection by the browser address bar changing from “http://“ to “https://” and by the padlock symbol in your browser bar.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data which you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, erasure:
Within the scope of applicable statutory provisions, you have the right, at any time, to free information about your saved personal data, their origin and recipient, and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, the right of rectification, blocking or erasure of these data. In this respect as well as regarding other questions on the subject of personal data, please contact us, at any time, at the address indicated in Legal notices.
Data protection officer
Data protection officer required by law:
For our enterprise, we appointed a data protection officer who can be reached as follows:
Data protection officer
Telephone: +49 (0)89 41 61 58 97-0
Data collection on our website
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, we will save your information in the inquiry form, including the contact data there specified for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for any follow-up questions. We will not pass on these data without your consent.
Thus, processing of the data entered into the contact form will be effected exclusively on the basis of your consent (Article 6 para. 1 letter a of the GDPR). You may revoke your consent at any time. Sufficient in this case will be an informal email message to us. The lawfulness of the data processing activities effected until the revocation will remain unaffected thereby.
The data which you entered in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to erase them, or revoke your consent for data saving, or if the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after completed processing of your inquiry). In this case, imperative statutory provisions remain unaffected – particularly record retention periods.
Registration on this website:
You can register on our website to use additional functions on the page. We will use the data you had entered for this only for the purpose of using the respective offer or service for which you had registered. The mandatory data requested for the registration must be completely indicated. Otherwise, we will reject the registration.
We will use the email address indicated during registration in order to inform you of any important changes, e.g. regarding the scope of offer or in case of technically required changes.
Processing of the data entered for the registration will be effected on the basis of your consent (Article 6 para. 1 letter a of the GDPR). You may revoke, at any time, a consent you had granted. Sufficient in this case will be an informal email message to us. The lawfulness of the data processing already effected will remain unaffected by the revocation.
We will store the data collected for the registration as long as you are registered on our website, and they will be subsequently erased. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
With every access of one of our pages containing functions of XING, a connection to XING servers will be made. According to our knowledge, personal data will not be stored in that case. In particular, no IP addresses will be saved or the use pattern analyzed.
Further information on data protection and the XING share button are found in the data protection statement by XING at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.
If you want to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we will need an email address from you as well as information allowing us to check that you are owner of the indicated email address and that you agree with the receipt of the newsletter. Further data will not be collected or only on a voluntary basis. We will use these data exclusively for sending the requested information and we will not pass them on to third parties.
Processing of the data entered into the newsletter registration form is exclusively effected on the basis of your consent (Article 6 para. 1 letter a GDPR). You may revoke at any time the consent granted for storage of the data, the email address and their use for mailing the newsletter; for your revocation, use the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The lawfulness of the already effected data processing activities remains unaffected by the revocation.
Until you unsubscribe the newsletter, we will save the data which you deposited with us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter; and your data will be erased after unsubscribing the newsletter. Unaffected thereby will be data which were saved with us for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area).
Plug-ins and tools
Google web fonts:
For the uniform presentation of typefaces or fonts, this page uses so-called web fonts which are provided by Google. When accessing a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to correctly show texts and fonts.
For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect with Google servers. Thus, Google gains knowledge that our website was accessed via your IP address. We use Google web fonts in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online offers. This presents a justified interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font from your computer will be used.
Further information on Google web fonts are found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in the Google privacy statement: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.