05. June 2018
1. An overview of data protection
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
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:
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are 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 data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize 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 transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
Opposition to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.
3. Data protection officer
Statutory data protection officer
Our responsible data protection officer is:
Dr. Friedrich v. Waitz
phone: 0561 70798-0
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 remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”, on our website. Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, i.e. text files saved on your computer and hence allowing for the analysis of your use of our website.
The information generated by these cookies, e.g. the time, place and frequency of your visits including your IP address, is transmitted to and stored by Google in the USA.
We use Google Analytics with an IP anonymisation function. In this case, your IP address is already truncated and hence anonymised within EU member states or in other member states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website to compile reports on your website activities for us and to perform other services related to the website us and Internet use. In addition, Google may transmit such information to third parties to the extent this is prescribed by law or third parties process such data on Google’s behalf.
According to their own statements, Google will in no case relate your IP address to other Google data. You may prevent the installation of the said cookies by appropriate settings in your browser software; we advise you, however, that the full use of all functions of our website might be restricted in this case.
In addition, Google offers a deactivation function for the most common browsers; this provides you with increased control as to which data is collected and processed by Google. Should you activate this option, no information on your website visit will be transmitted to Google Analytics. The activation, however, will not prevent the transmission of information to us or other web analysis services used by us, if any. For more information on the deactivation option provided by Google, as well as on the activation of this option, please follow the link below: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Use of Google Maps
We use the component “Google Maps” of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”, on our website.
With every single activation of the “Google Maps” component, Google will set a cookie to process user settings and data when the page where the “Google Maps” component is integrated is displayed. This cookie is usually not deleted when the browser is closed, but will expire after a specific period unless it is manually deleted by you previously.
Should you not agree with the processing of your data, you may deactivate the “Google Maps” service to prevent the transmission of data to Google. For this purpose, you have to deactivate the Java Script function in your browser. We advise you, however, that you cannot or only partially use the “Google Maps” function in this case.
as well as the additionally applicable General Terms and Conditions for “Google Maps”
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". 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 data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.