Data and protection privacy

 

We thank you for your interest in our company and its services and we would like to make sure that you feel secure with regard to your personal data when visiting our website. Protecting your private data is something we take very seriously.

We would like you to know when we collect data, what that data is and how we use it. We have taken technical and administrative steps to ensure that data protection regulations are observed both by us and by external services provide information in the other fields, this is analyzed for statistical reasons and to improve the services we offer.

Personal data

Personal data is data pertaining to your identity. This includes information such as your name, address, telephone number and email address. It is not necessary to reveal any personal information in order to use our website. However, in certain cases we require your name and address as well as additional information in order to perform the desired services.

This is the case, for example, when sending you information material or answering individual questions. We will advise you whenever this is necessary. In general, when you use one of our services, the only data collected is the data we require to provide the service. Mandatory personal data is only processed in order to perform the requested service.

Use of personal data

When you provide us with personal data, we generally use it to respond to your enquiry, process your order or provide you access to specific information or offers. If we informed you accordingly when collecting your email address, it may also be the case that we or a service provider engaged by us use your email address to advertise similar products or services. You may withdraw your permission for this use of data at any time.

For additional advertising by fax, SMS, email or telephone we will always ask for your express permission beforehand. Of course, if you choose not to have your personal data used to support our customer relationship (especially direct marketing or market research), we will respect your choice.

Purpose limitation

We will only collect, process or use personal data supplied by you online for the purposes disclosed to you. Your data will not be passed on unless we are required to do so by law (e.g. upon request by an investigative authority) or authorized to do so (e.g. to process data from an order).

Our employees and all third parties involved in processing data are obliged by us to observe confidentiality and to adhere to the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act and other relevant laws.

Non-personal data collected automatically

For administrative and technical reasons, when you use our websites, the following data is stored automatically: the names of the pages visited, the browser and the operating system used, the date and time the site was accessed, any search engines used and the names of any files downloaded.

We only analyze this technical data for statistical purposes in order to further optimize our web presence and to make our online content even more attractive. This anonymous data is stored separately from personal information on secure systems and does not permit any conclusions to be drawn on individual persons.

Cookies

When you visit one of our websites, we may store some data on your computer in the form of a “cookie”. Cookies are small text files which are sent from a web server to your browser and stored on the hard drive of your computer.

The information contained in the cookies serves to make navigation easier for you.

Of course, you can also view our websites without cookies. If you do not wish us to be able to recognize your computer, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by selecting “Do not accept cookies” in your browser settings. Please refer to your browser manufacturer’s instructions to find out how to do this in detail. If you choose not to accept cookies, this may limit the functions available to you on our sites.

Children

Persons under 16 year of age are not permitted to submit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians.

Security

We have taken technical and administrative steps to prevent your data from being lost, destroyed, manipulated or accessed without authorization.

Modifications to our data protection regulations

We reserve the right to modify our security and data protection regulations if this becomes necessary as a result of new technological developments. In such cases we will also alter our privacy statement accordingly. The new data protection regulations will come into effect as long as you do not object to them within a reasonable period named by us. We will give you express notice of your right to object and of the consequences of failing to object.

Links

If you use external links which are offered in the context of our internet sites, this data protection declaration does not extend to these links. We have no influence on the compliance of other providers with data privacy regulations. We would therefore ask you to familiarize yourself with the privacy statements offered by other providers when visiting their websites.