Data Protection Declaration
Responsibility and Contacts
General data collection and information
Our website collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, we does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack.
Contact form on our website and your rights
Our website of contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. There is no transfer of this personal data to any third party.
If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.
You have the rights of confirmation, of access, to rectification, to erasure (right to be forgotten), of restriction of processing, to data portability, to object and to withdraw your data protection consent.
Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR.
The criteria used to determine the storage and retention period of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that defined period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract, any services or the initiation of a contract.
We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations).
Social Networking (only links)
Our website uses social buttons from social networks. In order to increase the protection of your data when visiting our website, these buttons and widgets are not unrestricted, but merely integrated into the site using an HTML link. This integration ensures that when you visit a page of our website that contains such buttons, no connection with the servers of the provider of the respective social network is established.
Clicking on one of the buttons opens a new window in your browser and calls up the page of the respective service provider on which you can (after entering your login data, if required), for example, hit the Like or Share button.
We do not use automatic decision-making or profiling, cookies or any analytical tools or services. We are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of visitors to our website.
We store all data in the EU and compliance with and to international law and regulations is very important to us.
Revision: 25. May 2018 (refer also to German original version)