Privacy

The subject of data protection is personal data. According to Section 3 (1) BDSG, this is individual information about the personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes z. B. Information such as name, postal address, email address or telephone number, but possibly also usage data such as your IP address.

In general, it is not necessary for you to use personal data to use our website. So that we can actually provide our services, we may need your personal data. This applies to the sending of information material or ordered goods as well as to answering individual inquiries.

If you commission us with the provision of a service or the delivery of goods, we generally only collect and store your personal data insofar as this is necessary for the provision of the service or the execution of the contract. To do this, it may be necessary to pass on your personal data to companies that we use to provide the service or to process the contract. These are e.g. B. Transport companies or other service providers.

After completion of the contract, your data will be blocked and deleted after the tax and commercial law regulations have expired, unless you have expressly consented to the use of data beyond this.

If you have registered for our newsletter with your e-mail address, we will also use your e-mail address for your own advertising purposes beyond the execution of the contract until you unsubscribe from the newsletter.

In order to optimize our website, we collect and store data such as B. Date and time of the page visit, the page from which you called our page and the like, unless you object to this data collection and storage. This is done anonymously without personally identifying the user of the page. Possibly. user profiles are created using a pseudonym. Here, too, there is no connection between the natural person behind the pseudonym and the usage data collected to collect and store the usage data, we also use cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your computer and are used to store statistical information such as the operating system, your Internet usage program (browser), IP address, the previously accessed website (referrer URL) and the time. We only collect this data for statistical purposes in order to further optimize our website and to make our website even more attractive. The collection and storage takes place exclusively in anonymized or pseudonymized form and does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about you as a natural person.

We observe the principle of earmarked data use and only collect, process and store your personal data for the purposes for which you have communicated it to us. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, unless this is necessary to provide the service or to carry out the contract. The transmission to state institutions and authorities entitled to receive information only takes place within the framework of the statutory information obligations or if we are obliged to provide information by a court decision.

We also take internal data protection very seriously. Our employees and the service companies commissioned by us have been committed by us to secrecy and to comply with data protection regulations.

Some of the websites use so-called cookies. Cookies do no damage to your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

Of course, you can also view our websites without cookies. If you do not want us to recognize your computer again, you can prevent cookies from being saved on your hard drive by selecting "do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. How this works in detail, please refer to the instructions of your browser manufacturer. If you do not accept cookies, this can lead to functional restrictions of our offers.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your internet usage program (browser). To do this, you have to switch off the storage of cookies in your internet browser. For more information, please refer to the instructions for use of your Internet browser.

This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Inc., Google Analytics uses "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by this text file about the use of our website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This means that your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the USA. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Google uses the DoubleClick DART cookie. Users can deactivate the use of the DART cookie by calling up the data protection regulations of the advertising network and content advertising network of Google.

No direct personal data of the user is saved, only the Internet protocol address, if available.

For more information on cookies, see the "Cookies" section.

Browser Plugin 

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by:

Download and install the browser plug-in available under the following link:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Objection against data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: Google Analytics deaktivieren 

You can find more information on the handling of user data at Google Analytics in Google's data protection declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

 

Order data processing

We have concluded a contract for order data processing with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics

This website uses the "demographic features" function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be created that contain information about the age, gender and interests of the website visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the point “Objection to data collection”.

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter (Double opt in procedure). Further data is not collected. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.

Plugins from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our website. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our website. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. 

When you visit our website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to assign your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by Facebook. For more information, see Facebook's privacy policy at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. 

If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Our site uses the visitor action pixel from Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA to measure conversion. In this way, the behavior of site visitors can be tracked after they have been forwarded to the provider's website by clicking on a Facebook ad. As a result, the effectiveness of Facebook ads can be evaluated for statistical and market research purposes and future advertising measures can be optimized.

The data collected is anonymous to us as the operator of this website, we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the users. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook, so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with the Facebook data usage guidelines.

This enables Facebook to enable advertisements to be placed on Facebook and outside of Facebook. As the website operator, we cannot influence this use of the data. You can find further information on protecting your privacy in Facebook's data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

You can also deactivate the remarketing function "Custom Audiences" in the Settings for Ads section at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen.

To do this, you must be logged in to Facebook. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can deactivate usage-based advertising from Facebook on the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de.

A complete deactivation of the Facebook pixel is possible via the following link. By clicking on the opt-out link, an opt-out cookie (persistent HTML5 storage object) is set with an unlimited validity period, whereby all data traffic is blocked by the Facebook pixel. This only applies to the browser currently used on the device used, and must be repeated for every other browser if necessary.

Our pages use Google+ functions. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and disclosure of information: You can use the Google+ button to publish information worldwide. Via the Google+ button, you and other users receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given +1 for content and information about the page that you viewed when you clicked +1. Your +1 can be displayed as information together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and advertisements on the Internet.

Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. To be able to use the Google+ button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name that you used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your email address or who have other identifying information about you.

Use of the information collected: In addition to the uses described above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection regulations. Google may publish summarized statistics about the +1 activities of the users or pass them on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or connected websites.

Functions of the Instagram service are integrated on our website. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate your visit to our website with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or of how it is used by Instagram.

For more information, see Instagram's privacy policy:

https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time one of our pages containing LinkedIn functions is accessed, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the "Recommend" button from LinkedIn and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by LinkedIn.

For more information, see LinkedIn's privacy policy at:

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time you visit one of our pages that contains XING functions, a connection to XING servers is established. As far as we know, personal data is not saved. In particular, no IP addresses are saved or usage behavior is evaluated.

Further information on data protection and the XING share button can be found in XING's data protection declaration at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated YouTube site. The website is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the YouTube servers will be established. The YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Further information on the handling of user data can be found in YouTube's data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy 

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as inquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http: //" to "https: //" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

You will receive information about your data stored by us free of charge at any time without giving reasons. You can block, correct or delete your data collected from us at any time and object to the anonymized or pseudonymized data collection and storage for optimization purposes on our website. You can also revoke the consent given to us for data collection and use at any time without giving reasons. Please contact the contact address given in the imprint and under contact. We are at your disposal at any time for further questions about our information on data protection and the processing of your personal data.

Please note that data protection regulations and handling of data protection, e.g. B. at Google, can change continuously. It is therefore advisable and necessary to find out about changes in the legal provisions and the practice of companies, e.g. B. Google to keep you informed.

We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation for sending unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.