1. An overview of data protection
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator, whose contact information can be found in the imprint on this website.
How do we collect your data?
Some of your data are collected when you share them with us. This could, for example, be data you enter in a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data (e.g. the browser, operating system and the time you have accessed the page). These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data are collected to ensure the website functions properly. Other data can be used to analyse user behaviour.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to obtain information free of charge about your stored data, its origin, the recipients and the purpose for which it is collected. You also have the right to demand that these data be corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address provided in the imprint if you have further questions about this or the issue of data protection. You also have the right to file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
Analytics and third-party tools
2. General information and mandatory information
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:
An der Gehespitz 50
Phone: +49 6102 45-3400
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others takes decisions on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses).
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Much of the data processing is 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 legality of the data processing carried out before revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to file complaints with the competent regulatory authorities
In the event of a breach of data protection law, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authorities with regard to data protection issues are the state data protection officer of the state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact information can be found under the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect confidential content as it is transmitted such as orders and enquiries which you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise 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 transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
As permitted by law, you have the right at any time to obtain information free of charge about your stored personal data as well as its origin, the recipients and the purpose of the data processing. You also have the right to have these data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address provided in the imprint if you have further questions about this or the issue of personal data.
3. Data protection officer
Statutory data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
An der Gehespitz 50
Phone: +49 6102 45-3810
4. Data collection on our website
Most of the cookies we use are so-called ‘session cookies’. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies are stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit the site.
You can configure your browser to inform you about the placement of cookies, allowing you to accept them on a case-by-case basis. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically reject all cookies or cookies in certain cases or automatically delete cookies when you close your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Server log files
The provider of these pages automatically collects and stores information in ‘server log files’, which your browser automatically transmits to us. 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
These data will not be combined with other data sources.
The basis for data processing is Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or pre-contractual arrangements.
Should you send us enquiries via the contact form, we will store the data you enter in the enquiry form, including the contact information you provide, for the purpose of processing the enquiry and answering any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.
The data entered in the contact form is therefore processed solely on the basis of your consent (Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR). You may revoke this consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out before revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
We will retain the data you provide in the contact form until you request its deletion or revoke your consent for its storage or until the purpose for its storage no longer applies (e.g. after processing your enquiry). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding data retention periods, remain unaffected.
5. Social media
Facebook plugins (Like & Share buttons)
Our website includes plugins for the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins can be recognised by the Facebook logo or the ‘Like’ button on our site. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here:
When you visit our website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook ‘Like’ button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content on our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our site with your user account. Please note that we as the provider of these pages have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how they will be used by Facebook. Further information is available in Facebook’s Data Policy at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
Your privacy preferences with Twitter can be modified in your account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings
Our website uses LinkedIn network features provided by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn features is accessed, a connection to the LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn ‘Recommend’ button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. Please note that we as the provider of these pages have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how they will be used by LinkedIn.
Our website uses XING network features provided by XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29–32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
Each time one of our pages containing XING features is accessed, a connection to the XING servers is established. To the best of our knowledge, no personal data is stored in the process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored, nor is usage behaviour analysed.
6. Analytics and advertising
Matomo (formerly Piwik)
This website uses the open-source web analytics service Matomo, which uses so-called ‘cookies’. Cookies are text files which are stored on your computer and allow analysis of how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about how this website is used is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymised before it is stored.
Matomo cookies remain on your device until you delete them.
Matomo cookies are stored pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymised analysis of user behaviour with the aim of optimising both its website and its advertising.
If you do not agree to the storage and use of your data, you can disable this feature here. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser to prevent Matomo from storing your usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be deleted. You will then need to reactivate the opt-out feature when you return to our site.