Data privacy statement
1. Data privacy at a glance
The following information provides a brief summary of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data from which you can be personally identified. Comprehensive information on the subject of data privacy is provided in our data privacy statement below.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the collection of data on our website?
Data processing on this website is done by the website operator. The operator’s contact details are included in the website’s legal information.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, we collect your data as a result of you sharing it with us. This may, for example, be data you enter in the contact form.
Other data may be automatically recorded by our IT systems when you visit our website. These are primarily technical data (e.g. your internet browser, operating system or the time the page was viewed). These data are recorded automatically as soon as you access our website.
What do we use your data for?
Your data are collected to ensure you are able to use all the options on the website.
What rights do you have in relation to your data?
You are entitled to receive information free of charge at any time on the source, recipients and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to request that such data are rectified, blocked or erased. On this and any other questions relating to data privacy you can contact us at any time using the address provided in the legal information. Furthermore, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.
You are also entitled, in certain circumstances, to request a restriction of the processing of your personal data. The details of this are provided in the data privacy statement under the heading “Right to restriction of processing”.
2. General information and mandatory information
The operators of these webpages take your data privacy very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential in compliance with the data privacy regulations and this data privacy statement.
When you visit this website, various items of personal data are collected. Personal data are data from which you can be personally identified. This data privacy statement explains which data we collect and what we use them for. It also explains how and why this happens.
We remind you that security breaches can occur during the transfer of data in the internet (e.g. in the course of e-mail communication). It is not possible to completely protect data against access by third parties.
Information on the controller
The controller of the data processing on this website is:
Tel.: +(49) (0)2131 95 93 62
Mobile: +(49) (0)173 5149410
The controller is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses etc.).
Withdrawal of your consent to the data processing
Many aspects of data processing are only possible with your express consent. Any consent provided may be withdrawn at any time. You just need to send us an e-mail to that effect. This does not affect the legality of the data processing that occurred prior to such withdrawal of consent.
Right to object in particular cases and to direct marketing (Article 21 GDPR)
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. The particular legal grounds on which any processing is based are provided in this data privacy statement. If you lodge an objection, we will no longer process the personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims (objection under Article 21(1) GDPR).
Where your personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Where you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data shall no longer be processed for such purposes (objection under Article 21(2) GDPR).
Right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority
In case of breaches of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of his or her habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement. The right to lodge a complaint exists without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.
Right to data portability
You have the right to receive, or to have a third party receive, the data we have automatically processed on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Where you request the direct transmission of the personal data to another controller, this shall only occur where it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This page uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect transfers of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries you send us as the website operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the browser address line changes from http:// to https:// and by the padlock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data that you send us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, erasure and rectification
Under the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right at any time to free information on your stored personal data, their source and recipients and the purpose for which the data are processed and, where relevant, a right to have these data rectified, blocked or erased. On this and any other questions relating to personal data you can contact us at any time using the address provided in the legal information.
Right to the restriction of processing
You have the right to request a restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us about this at any time using the address provided in the legal information. The right to the restriction of processing exists in the following cases:
If you contest the accuracy of the personal data stored with us, we normally require time to check this. While this is being checked, you are entitled to request a restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If your personal data were or are being processed unlawfully, you may request a restriction of the data processing instead of their erasure.
If we no longer need your personal data but you require them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, you are entitled to request a restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of their erasure.
Where you have lodged an objection under Article 21(1) GDPR, your interests must be balanced against ours. Until it is ascertained whose interests prevail, you have the right to request a restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such personal data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or of a Member State.
Objection to promotional e-mails
We hereby object to contact details published under the obligation to provide legal information being used for the purpose of sending unsolicited e-mails and informational materials. The operators of these pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action where promotional information is sent on an unsolicited basis, for example through spam e-mails.
3. Data collection on our website
Internet pages sometimes use “cookies”. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies make our website more user-friendly, efficient and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and which your browser saves.
Most of the cookies we use are “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted when you leave the site. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser when you next visit.
You can set up your browser in such a way that you are notified of cookie settings and that cookies are allowed in individual cases, accepted for specific cases or generally excluded and such that the cookies are automatically deleted when your browser closes. When cookies are deactivated, this may restrict the functionality of this website.
Cookies that are necessary for electronic communications or to make certain functions available that you have requested (e.g. shopping basket) are stored based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. Website operators have a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure their services are properly provided free of technical faults. Where other cookies (e.g. cookies analysing your browsing behaviour) are stored, these are treated separately in this data privacy statement.
Server log files
The website provider collects and automatically stores information in “server log files” which your browser automatically sends us. These are:
browser type and browser version
operating system used
host name of the accessing computer
time of the server request
This data is not combined with other data sources.
These data are collected under Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. Website operators have a legitimate interest in the smooth operation and optimisation of their websites and to this end server log files need to be recorded.
On our webpage we offer you the options of contacting us by e-mail and/or via a contact form or order form. This entails the storage of information provided by the user in order that his/her contact request can be processed. It is not shared with third parties. Neither is any comparison done of data collected in this way with data that may be collected by other of our website’s components.
Processing of data (client and contract data)
We collect, process and use personal data only where these are required to establish, provide the content of or amend the legal relationship (inventory data). This is done on the basis of Article 6(1)(b) which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or in order to take steps prior to entry into a contract. We only collect, process and use personal data on the use of our webpages (usage data) where this is necessary to enable the user to access the service or for invoicing purposes.
The client data collected will be deleted once the assignment is completed or the commercial relationship ends. This is without prejudice to statutory retention periods.
4. Plugins and Tools
We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (“reCAPTCHA”) on our website. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
reCAPTCHA should check whether data input on our website (e.g. in a contact form) is done by a person or by an automated program. To that end reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the visitor to the website using a series of criteria. This analysis commences automatically, as soon as the visitor accesses the website. ReCAPTCHA examines various items of information for the purpose of the analysis (e.g. IP address, length of time the visitor spends on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data captured during the analysis are forwarded to Google.
The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Visitors to the website are not alerted to the fact that an analysis is being done.
These data are processed under Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting the web pages against any abusive automated spying and against spam.
Further information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s data privacy statement is available via the following links https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.
5. Data security
We are completely committed within the confines of the applicable data protection laws and available technical resources to keeping your data secure.
To protect your data, we implement technical and organisational measures under Article 32 GDPR which we constantly update in line with the latest technological developments.
However, we do not guarantee that our website will be available at specific times, nor can we rule out the possibility of outages, interruptions and computer failures.
6. Amendments to this data privacy statement
We reserve the right to amend this data privacy statement in order to bring it into line with any change in the legal position or where there are changes to the service or to the data processing. This applies only in relation to statements regarding the data processing, however. Where consents are required from users or provisions of the contractual relationship with the users are contained in elements of the data privacy statement, amendments shall occur only with the consent of the users.
Users are requested to regularly familiarise themselves with the content of the data privacy statement.
This English translation of the original German privacy statement was prepared for your convenience. In case of any discrepancies between the two versions, the German version shall prevail.