Privacy policy

The responsible party within the meaning of the data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), is:




Germany

Your data subject rights

You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details provided by our data protection officer:

  • Information about your data stored by us and its processing (Art. 15 DSGVO),
  • Correction of inaccurate personal data (Art. 16 GDPR),
  • Deletion of your data stored by us (Art. 17 DSGVO),
  • Restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 DSGVO),
  • object to the processing of your data by us (Art. 21 DSGVO) and
  • Data portability, provided that you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Art. 20 DSGVO).

If you have given us consent, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future.

You may at any time submit a complaint to a supervisory authority, e.g. the competent supervisory authority in the federal state of your residence or the authority responsible for us as the responsible body.

A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with address can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Collection of general information when visiting our website

Nature and purpose of the processing:

When you access our website, i.e., if you do not register or otherwise submit information, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address and the like.

In particular, they are processed for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring that the website connection is established without any problems,
  • Ensuring a smooth use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability, and
  • to optimize our website.

We do not use your data to draw conclusions about your person. Information of this kind will be used by us if necessary. The data is analyzed anonymously for statistical purposes in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it.

Legal basis and legitimate interest:

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.

Recipient:

Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as order processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

Storage period:

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose of collection. This is generally the case for the data used to provide the website when the respective session has ended.

In the case of storage of data in log files, this is the case after 14 days at the latest. Storage beyond this is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are anonymized, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

Provision prescribed or required:

The provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither legally nor contractually required. However, without the IP address, the service and functionality of our website is not guaranteed. In addition, individual services and services may not be available or may be restricted. For this reason, an objection is excluded.

Cookies

Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your terminal device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our website.

You can delete individual cookies or the entire cookie inventory. In addition, you will receive information and instructions on how to delete these cookies or block their storage in advance. Depending on your browser provider, you can find the necessary information at the links below:

Storage duration and cookies used:

Insofar as you allow us to use cookies through your browser settings or consent, the following cookies may be used on our websites:

Technically necessary cookies

Nature and purpose of the processing:

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change.

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change.

We need cookies for the following applications:

  • Shopping cart
  • Adoption of language settings
  • Remember search terms

Legal basis and legitimate interest:

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in a user-friendly design of our website.

Recipient:

Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as order processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

Provision prescribed or required:

The provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither legally nor contractually required. However, without this data, the service and functionality of our website is not guaranteed. In addition, individual services and services may not be available or may be restricted.

Opposition

Please read the information about your right to object according to Art. 21 DSGVO below.

Technically unnecessary cookies

Furthermore, we use cookies to better tailor the offer on our website to the interests of our visitors or to generally improve it on the basis of statistical evaluations.

To find out which providers use cookies, please see the information below on the display, tracking, remarketing and web analysis technologies used.

Legal basis:

The legal basis for this processing is in each case your consent, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Recipient:

Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as order processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

For additional recipients, please see the information below regarding the display, tracking, remarketing, and web analytics technologies used.

Third country transfer:

For information on this, please refer to the listings of the individual presentation, tracking, remarketing and web analysis providers.

Provision prescribed or required:

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Web browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via your browser settings (see revocation of consent).

Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

Withdrawal of consent:

You can revoke your consent at any time via our cookie consent tool.

Profiling:

To what extent we analyze the behavior of website visitors with pseudonymized user profiles, please refer to the information below on the display, tracking, remarketing and web analysis technologies used.

Registration on our website

Nature and purpose of the processing:

For the registration on our website we need some personal data, which are transmitted to us via an input mask.

The following data is collected at the time of registration:

  • Last name, first name
  • Address (optional)
  • E-mail address

Your registration is required for the provision of certain content and services on our website.

Legal basis:

The processing of the data entered during registration is based on the user’s consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO).

Recipient:

Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as order processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

Storage period:

Data will only be processed in this context as long as the corresponding consent has been obtained.

Provision prescribed or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent. Without the provision of your personal data, we cannot grant you access to our offered content.

Provision of chargeable services

Nature and purpose of the processing:

For the provision of chargeable services, we request additional data, such as payment details, in order to be able to execute your order.

Legal basis:

The processing of data necessary for the conclusion of the contract is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

Recipient:

Recipients of the data are, if applicable, order processors.

Storage period:

We store this data in our systems until the statutory retention periods have expired. These are generally 6 or 10 years for reasons of proper accounting and tax law requirements.

Provision prescribed or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. Without the provision of your personal data, we cannot grant you access to our offered content and services.

Comment function

Nature and purpose of the processing:

When users leave comments on our website, in addition to this information, the time of their creation and the user name previously selected by the website visitor are also stored. This is for our security, as we can be prosecuted for unlawful content on our website, even if it was created by users.

Legal basis:

The processing of the data entered as comments is based on a legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

By providing the comment function, we would like to enable you to interact in an uncomplicated way. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions.

Recipient:

Recipients of the data are, if applicable, order processors.

Storage period:

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose of collection. This is generally the case when the communication with the user has been concluded and the company can infer from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified. We reserve the right to delete without giving reasons and without prior or subsequent information.

In addition, you can have your comment deleted by us at any time. To do so, please write an e-mail to the data protection officer listed below or to the person responsible for data protection and submit the link to your comment as well as, for identification purposes, the e-mail address used when creating the comment.

Provision prescribed or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. Without providing your personal data, we cannot grant you access to our comment function.

Newsletter

Nature and purpose of the processing:

For the delivery of our newsletter, we collect personal data that is transmitted to us via an input mask.

For an effective registration we need a valid e-mail address. In order to verify that a registration is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the “double opt-in” procedure. For this purpose, we log the registration for the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation email and the receipt of the response requested herewith. No other data is collected.

Legal basis:

Based on your explicit consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO), we will regularly send you our newsletter or similar information by e-mail to your specified e-mail address.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for the newsletter dispatch at any time with effect for the future. There is a link to this in every newsletter. In addition, you can also unsubscribe directly on this website at any time or notify us of your revocation via the contact option provided at the end of this privacy notice.

Recipient:

Recipients of the data are, if applicable, order processors.

Storage period:

In this context, the data will only be processed as long as the corresponding consent has been obtained. After that they will be deleted.

Provision prescribed or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent. Without existing consent, we can unfortunately not send you our newsletter.

Withdrawal of consent:

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for the newsletter dispatch at any time with effect for the future. Unsubscription can be requested via the link included in each email or by contacting the data protection officer or person responsible for data protection listed below.

Contact form

Nature and purpose of the processing:

The data you enter will be stored for the purpose of individual communication with you. For this purpose, it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address and your name. This is used for the assignment of the request and the subsequent response to the same. The specification of further data is optional.

Legal basis:

The processing of the data entered in the contact form is based on a legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

By providing the contact form, we would like to enable you to contact us in an uncomplicated way. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions.

If you contact us to request a quote, the data entered in the contact form will be processed to carry out pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO).

Recipient:

Recipients of the data are, if applicable, order processors.

Storage period:

Data will be deleted no later than 6 months after processing the request.

If a contractual relationship arises, we are subject to the statutory retention periods according to the German Commercial Code (HGB) and delete your data after these periods have expired.

Provision prescribed or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. However, we can only process your request if you provide us with your name, e-mail address and the reason for the request.

Use of Matomo

If you have given your consent, this website uses Matomo (formerly Piwik), an open source software for statistical analysis of visitor access. The provider of the Matomo software is InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand.

Matomo sets a cookie (a text file) on your terminal device, with which your browser can be recognized. If sub-pages of our website are called up, the following information is stored:

  • the IP address of the user, shortened by the last two bytes (anonymized)
  • the called subpage and time of the call
  • the page from which the user has reached our website (referrer)
  • which browser with which plugins, which operating system and which screen resolution is used
  • the length of stay on the website
  • the pages that are accessed from the called subpage

Matomo is used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. In this way, we learn how the website is used and can thus constantly optimize our offer.

By anonymizing the IP address by six digits, we take into account the interest of the website visitor in the protection of personal data. The data is not used to personally identify the user of the website and is not merged with other data. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be shared with third parties.

Withdrawal of consent:

You can revoke your consent to the storage and analysis of your data by Matomo at any time via the link below. A so-called opt-out cookie is then stored on your device, which is valid for two years. As a result, Matomo does not collect any session data. Note, however, that the opt-out cookie will be deleted if you delete all cookies.

For more information on the privacy settings of the Matomo software, please see the following link: https://matomo.org/docs/privacy/.

You may also refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Embedded YouTube videos

We embed YouTube videos on our website. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (hereinafter “YouTube”). YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “Google”). When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube servers is established. In the process, YouTube is informed which pages you are visiting. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.

When a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior.

For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by YouTube, please refer to the provider’s privacy policy. There you will also find more information about your rights in this regard and settings options for protecting your privacy(https://policies.google.com/privacy).

Withdrawal of consent:

No option for a simple opt-out or blocking of data transmission is currently offered by the provider. If you want to prevent tracking of your activities on our website, please revoke your consent for the corresponding cookie category or all technically unnecessary cookies and data transfers in the Cookie Consent Tool. In this case, however, you can use our website if necessary. not or only to a limited extent.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.


Information about your right to object according to Art. 21 DSGVO

Right to object on a case-by-case basis

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (data processing based on a balance of interests); this also applies to profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 DSGVO.

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

Recipient of an opposition



Change to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new privacy policy will then apply to your next visit.

Questions for the data protection officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail.

The privacy policy was created with the help of activeMind AG, the experts for external data protection officers (version #2020-09-30).