Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our services. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. We attach great importance to the protection of your personal data and your right to informational self-determination. We collect, process and use personal data exclusively in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”) and the applicable country-specific data protection regulations.
I. Responsible bodies
The responsible entity under the General Data Protection Regulation and other applicable
data protection regulations is:
95100 Selb, Germany
Phone: +49 9287 75-0
Fax: +49 9287 75208
II. processing of personal data
1 General information about visiting our website
If you visit our website for information purposes only, it is generally not necessary to provide personal data. In this case, we only collect and use the data that your Internet browser automatically transmits to us, such as your browser type (including version) and browser settings, the operating system used by the access system, the date and time of your visit to our website, the name of your Internet service provider, your IP address and the website from which you visited us. We do not draw any conclusions about the data subject when collecting and processing this data. The data is stored separately from any other personal data of a data subject. The collection and processing is carried out solely to enable the use of the websites you visit for statistical purposes and to improve our website.
In order to make our websites more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are text files that are stored on your device. Cookies help us to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our websites and to make our offers as convenient and efficient as possible for you.
On the one hand, we use so-called “session cookies”, which are only temporarily stored during the use of one of our websites. On the other hand, we use “persistent cookies” (including “Flash cookies”) to collect information about computers that repeatedly access our websites. This allows us to provide you with an optimal user interface and also to “recognize” you when you return so that we can present maximum variety and new content.
In your browser under Tools/Internet Options, you can disable cookies, limit them to certain websites, or set your browser to notify you when a cookie is sent. You also have the option to remove existing cookies with your browser. For more detailed information about these features, see your browser’s documentation or help file. You can remove Flash cookies using the settings in your Adobe Flash Player. For more information, visit http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager06.html. Please note that if cookies are disabled, you can expect limited viewing of our web pages and a limited user interface.
3. Other tracking
Our websites also use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how visitors use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, since IP anonymization has been activated on our websites, in the member states of the European Union or in other states that are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, your IP address will initially be shortened. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of our websites, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies with the appropriate settings in your browser; however, please note that this may cause you to lose some of the functions of the websites. In addition, you can prevent the collection and processing of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of our websites (including your IP address) by Google by using the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
For more information, please visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout or www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information about Google Analytics and privacy). Please note that our websites use Google Analytics with the extension “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
Our website uses counting pixel technology from wiredminds GmbH (www.wiredminds.de) to analyze visitor behavior. Where applicable, data is collected, processed and stored, from which user profiles are created under a pseudonym. As far as possible and reasonable, these user profiles are completely anonymized. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor’s Internet browser and serve to recognize the Internet browser. The data collected, which may include personal data, is transmitted to wiredminds or collected directly by wiredminds. wiredminds may use information left over from visits to the websites to create anonymized usage profiles. The data collected without the express consent of the data subject will not be used to personally identify the visitor to this website and will not be merged with personal data of the bearer of the pseudonym. Whenever IP addresses are recorded, they are immediately anonymized by deleting the last block of numbers. Exclude from tracking.
4. Use of other offered services
Additional data will only be collected and processed when you visit these websites if you provide this data yourself in connection with the use of the services offered on our websites. Please note that in this context there is generally no legal or contractual obligation to provide your personal data. However, if you choose not to provide personal data, the use of our services may be restricted or excluded. Contact via our website.
Due to legal requirements, our website contains information that enables a quick electronic contact with our company as well as a direct communication with us, which also includes a general, so-called e-mail address. When a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data provided by the data subject are automatically stored. These personal data, which are voluntarily provided by a data subject to the data controller, are stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject.
III. Processing Purposes and Legal Basis and Legitimate Interest
When personalized services are used, we process the personal data you share with us for the purpose of providing the service you requested.
We use the personal data collected in connection with communication initiated via our contact form exclusively for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. The legal basis for this is legitimate interest (cf. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).
IV. storage period and routine deletion
The legislator has enacted a large number of retention requirements and retention periods. As a rule, these are also the basis for the retention period for personal data. After these periods have expired, the relevant data is routinely deleted or its processing is restricted. If data is not affected, it is deleted as soon as the respective uses no longer apply.
We store the personal data that you provide to us as part of the contact, subject to further processing purposes (e.g. request via the contact form) only until your request has been processed or in accordance with the internal deletion period.
V. Rights of the data subjects
According to the General Data Protection Regulation, you as a data subject have various rights in connection with the collection and processing of your personal data, which we would like to explain below.
In principle, these rights can be asserted by the data subject at any time. To assert these rights and if you have any questions in this regard, we ask the data subject to contact our responsible person (see point II). He or she will be happy to answer your questions and, in individual cases, encourage you to take the necessary measures to implement the rights asserted by the data subject without delay.
Right of confirmation and access
Every data subject has the right to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning him or her have been processed. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain, free of charge, information about his or her personal data stored and a copy of this information.
Right to rectification
Every data subject has the right to request that personal data collected about him or her that is incorrect be corrected without undue delay. In addition, he has the right to request, taking into account the purposes of the processing, the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration.
Right to erasure
Every data subject has the right to request the controller to remove personal data about him or her without undue delay, provided that one of the following data applies and processing is not necessary:
– The personal data have been collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
– The data subject objects to the processing and there are no legitimate grounds for the processing.
– The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
– The controller is otherwise legally obliged to erase it.
– The personal data is personal data collected from children in the context of information society services.
To the extent that we, the controller, have published the personal data and need to erase it, we will take appropriate measures, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, to inform others responsible for processing the published personal data that the data subject has requested erasure. In addition, we will inform those other controllers that the data subject has requested the erasure of all links to that personal data, as well as anyRcopies or replications, where no processing is necessary.
Right to restrict/block processing
Any data subject has the right to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing where one of the following conditions is met:
– The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
– The processing is unlawful; The data subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and requests instead that the use of the personal data be restricted.
– The controller no longer needs the personal data for processing purposes, but the data subject requires them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
– The data subject has objected and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
Right to data portability
In principle, every data subject has the right to receive the personal data he or she has provided to a controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. He or she also has the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data were originally provided, insofar as the processing is based on consent or a contract and the processing is carried out in an automated procedure.
In addition, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transferred directly from one controller to another, provided that this is technically feasible and does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
Right to object
Every data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her insofar as the processing is carried out for the purposes of protecting the legitimate interests of the controller or of third parties. In the event of the objection, we shall no longer process the personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. If personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. If the data subject objects to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.
Right of appeal
Irrespective of the above rights and regardless of other legal remedies, every data subject has the right to appeal to a supervisory authority if he or she believes that the processing of his or her personal data violates data protection regulations.
VI. Data security
Please note that data transmission via the Internet is essentially unsecured. There is a possibility that transmitted data can be read and perhaps even falsified by unauthorized persons. To ensure secure communication, we offer encrypted communication as standard via the SSL protocol, which we use to transmit your personal data. In addition, we use up-to-date technical and organizational measures to protect our website and other systems from loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons. These always comply with the current state of the art.
VII. Transmission to a third country or an international organization
There is no transfer of data to offices in countries outside the European Union or the European Economic Area (so-called third countries).