Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company. The protection of your personal data is of high importance for us and we wish you to feel safe visiting our internet sites.
Our contact data
Am Wolfsmantel 46
Executives / authorized representatives: Alexander Kocher, Gregor Zink
Data protection officer
To contact our data protection officer please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In respect of your personal data, you have the right to request from us information, correction, erasure or limitation in accordance with the legal regulations. We furthermore provide you with your data in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format. If we use your data based on your authorization (e.g. when you subscribe to our newsletter), you may revoke your authorization at any time. From the time of revocation, we will no longer use your data for this purpose. If we have pursue a legitimate interest in processing your data, you may contact us and raise your objection. Irrespective thereof, you may at any time contact the responsible supervising authorities.
Erasing of data
When your data are no longer needed for the specified purposes, they will be erased. Please note that for each erasure the data are at first only blocked in order to avoid accidental erasure or potential willful damage. For technical reasons, data may in certain cases be duplicated in data backup files or by mirroring. Such copies may only be erased after some delay due technical reasons.
Provision of our website
In order to enable our website to function properly, data that are transferred from your browser are processed during your visit. These data comprise the IP address, the date and time of your request, the time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the content of your request (specific site), the access status/HTTP status code, the respective quantity of data transmitted, the website from which the request is sent, the browser, the operating system and its surface, as well as the language and version of the browser software.
If you make enquiries via the contact forms of our website, we will process the data provided by you in order to be able to respond to you.
You may get registered on our website and create a user account. Some of the services offered by us may only be rendered to registered users. Therefore, we collect the data you have provided for this purpose in order to be able to complete the application process. The quantity of data depends on the information provided by you and is derived from the input masks.
You can subscribe to our newsletter on our website in order to receive information on our products, services and events. We use the data you provide us with within the scope of the approval given by you to send you our newsletter.
In order to verify your identity, the subscription is processed by use of a double opt-in procedure. After entering your data on our website, you will first receive a confirmation by e-mail. Only by clicking a button in our confirmation e-mail, the application process will be completed.
You may at any time unsubscribe from our newsletter by the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our newsletter.
To optimize our newsletter process we are using the tool ExactTarget. ExactTarget uses so called Web Beacons to document if our email are read and if servers are capable to receive HTML emails. Web Beacons are small files, which are activated, when an email is opened. This allows us to to see which emails are opened and also which links in our emails are clicked.
In order to make our website as user-friendly as possible, we use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files which are allocated to your browser and stored on your hard disk and which serve to provide specific information to the site setting the cookie (by us in this case).
You may make various settings for cookies in your browser, block them and delete the cookies set. However, we kindly ask you to note that without cookies you might not be able to use all services provided on our website.
We use the tool Google Analytics of Google (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
Google Analytics works with text files that are stored on your device (so-called “cookies”) in order to obtain information on your website use. Google uses this information on our behalf in order to provide us with evaluations of your website use, reports on activities on the website and further services. The data regarding you website use, collected with the help of “cookies”, are usually transferred to its servers of Google in the USA and are filed there. Data that may otherwise exist about you and be deposited at Google will not be combined.
We moreover use the masking function “anonymizeIP“. Before your IP address is transferred to the Google servers in the USA, it is abbreviated in the EU. Unabbreviated IP addresses are transferred in rare cases only and are subsequently abbreviated on servers in the USA. You may avoid this processing by means of the following measures:
It is possible to set your browser so that no “cookies” are stored. This may, however, cause our website not to function properly. Furthermore, it is possible to prevent data collection by means of a browser add-on of Google. The add-on can be found here.
As an alternative to the browser add-on, e.g. if you use a smartphone and tablets, you can prevent data collection by Google Analytics by clicking here. This will set a cookie that prevents data collection. If you revisit our website with a different device or browser or if you have erased your cookies, you have to set the cookie again.
Google is Privacy-Shield certified and provides therefore a suitable safeguard to comply with EU-data protection law.
Social plugins of Facebook and Twitter by use of the “2-click solution “
On our website, we use so-called social plugins (“plugins”) of the social networks Facebook and and Twitter. These services are offered by the companies Facebook Inc., and Twitter Inc. (“providers”).
Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). An overview of the plugins of Facebook and their appearance can be found here.
Facebook is Privacy-Shield certified and provides therefore a suitable safeguard to comply with EU-data protection law.
Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter“). An overview of the Twitter buttons and their appearance can be found here.
Twitter is Privacy-Shield certified and provides therefore a suitable safeguard to comply with EU-data protection law.
In order to enhance the protection of your data when visiting our website, the plugins are embedded in the website by means of the so-called “2-click solution”. This embedding ensures that when entering a site of our web appearance which contains such plugins, no connection with the servers of the social networks is established. Only when you activate the plugins, thus accepting data transfer, your browser will establish a direct connection with the servers. The content of each plugin will then be directly transmitted from the pertinent provider to your browser and will be embedded in the website. By integrating the plugins, the providers are informed that your browser has visited the respective page of our web appearance, even if you do not have a profile on the website of the provider or if you are currently not logged in. This information (including your IP address) will be directly transferred from your browser to a server of the respective provider in the USA and will be stored there. If you are logged in on one of the social networks, the providers can associate the visit to our website with your profile. When you interact with the plugins, e.g. the like or share buttons, the respective information will also be transmitted to the servers of the providers directly and will be stored there. The information will furthermore be published in the social network or on your Twitter account and will be shown in your contacts. For information on the purpose and extent of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the providers as well as your respective rights and set-up options for the protection of your privacy, please check the data privacy notices of the providers.
If you do not want Facebook, Twitter to directly allocate the data collected via our web appearance to your profile on the respective service, you must log off from the respective service before activating the plugins.
Disclosure of data
We only disclose information to third parties to the extent described in this Data Privacy Notice. For more efficient administration, data are used within the company or data processors are appointed.