I. Name and contact data of the responsible person, data protection officer:
The responsible person within the meaning of the privacy provisions for the processing of personal data is:
Our data protection officer is:
Mr. Björn Hauck
Tel.: +49 7632 8226 401
Fax: +49 7632 8226 22
II. Purpose of the processing of personal data, legal basis and storage duration:
Hereinafter, we inform you about the data processing taking place on our website (a), the purposes (b), legal basis (c) and the respective storage duration and, if applicable, concrete possibilities of objection and removal (d).
When accessing our website, the browser used on your terminal device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily saved in a so-called logfile. Within this process, the following information is collected without your input and stored until its automatic deletion:
In the cookie, information is stored that respectively results from the specifically used terminal device. However, this does not mean that we thereby gain knowledge of your identity immediately.
We use the following cookies:
3. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, an analytic web service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are saved on your computer and allow for an analysis of your use of the website. In general, the information about your use of this website created by the cookie are transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and saved there. In case of an activation of the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address, however, is abbreviated before by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contract states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a server of Google in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities and to provide additional services connected to the website use and the Internet use for the website user.
This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". IP addresses are thereby processed in an abbreviated form; any possible reference to individuals can therefore be excluded. As far as the collected data about you contain any personal reference, it will thus be immediately excluded and the personal data therefore immediately deleted.
The IP address transmitted by your browser within Google Analytics will not be compiled with any other data from Google.
We use Google Analytics to be able to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. By means of the gained statistics, we can improve our offering and make it more interesting for you as a user.
The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 par. 1 p. 1 f GDPR. At the same time, the above-mentioned purpose represents the justified interest in the processing of the data.
For the exceptional cases in which personal data are transferred to the USA, Google has submitted itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by corresponding settings in your browser software; we inform you, however, that in such case, you might not be able to fully use all functions of this website.
In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data created by the cookie referring to your use of the website (including your IP address) for Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser-add-on available under the following link and installing it: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
As an alternative to the browser-add-on, in particular for browsers on mobile terminal devices, you can also prevent the recording by Google Analytics by clicking on this link clicking on this link. Then, an opt-out cookie is created that prevents the future recording of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is deposited on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must activate the opt-out cookie again.
4. Social Media Plug-ins
Currently we use the social media plug-in LinkedIn. In doing this, we use the so-called two-click solution. This means that first, in principle, no personal data are forwarded to the provider of the plug-in when you visit our website. However, we give you the option to directly communicate with the provider of the plug-in via the button. If you click on the marked button and thus activate it, the plug-in provider receives the information that you have accessed the respective website of our online offering. Besides, the data mentioned in n° III 1 of this declaration are transmitted. The data are then forwarded irrespective of whether you have an account with the plug-in provider and if you are logged in there. If you are logged in with the plug-in provider, your data collected with us will be directly attributed to the account existing with the plug-in provider. If you confirm the activated button and e.g. link the page, the plug-in provider also saves this information in your user account and communicates it publicly to your contacts. So by activating the plug-in, personal data are transmitted by you to the plug-in provider and saved there (in case of US providers in the USA, a country without an appropriate level of data protection).
On our website, we use the above-mentioned social plug-in to increase the awareness of our company.
The plug-in provider saves the data collected about you as user profiles and uses them for advertising, market research and/or adaption of his website to the needs. Such evaluation occurs in particular (also for users not logged in) to present advertising adapted to the needs and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website.
The legal basis for the use of the plug-in is Art. 6 par. 1 p. 1 f GDPR. The underlying advertising purpose is to be considered a justified interest within the meaning of the GDPR.
We recommend you to regularly log out after using the social network, but especially before activating the respective button, because this allows you to avoid an attribution to your profile with the plug-in provider.
In addition, you have a right of objection to the creation of these user profiles for the exercise of which you must contact the plug-in provider.
We have no influence on the collected data and the data processing procedures with the provider of the plug-in. The responsibility lies with him alone. You can infer additional information on the data processing there, in particular on the legal basis and storage duration, from the privacy statements of the provider. There you can also receive additional information on your respective rights and possible settings for the protection of your privacy.
Address of the plug-in provider and URL with their privacy notices:
LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn hat sich dem EU-US-Privacy-Shield unterworfen, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
5. Contact form
On our website, there is a contact form that can be used for taking contact electronically. If you use this option, the data entered in the input mask are transmitted to us and saved.
The mandatory details that must be completed to take contact electronically are marked by (*). In the contact form, this is your email address. If you provide us any data in addition to that (name, etc.), this occurs voluntarily.
The data are processed to allow for making contact, to process your request, to avoid a misuse of the contact form and to guarantee the security of our IT systems.
The legal basis for the processing of the mandatory information is Art. 6 par. 1 p. 1 f GDPR. At the same time, the above-mentioned purpose also represents the justified interest in the processing of the data. If the email contact intends to prepare the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 par. 1 p. 1 b GDPR.
The legal basis for the processing of the data voluntarily provided to us by you is Art. 6 par. 1 p. 1 a GDPR.
The data are deleted as soon they are no longer required for the achievement of the purpose of their collection. As for the data from the input mask of the contact form, this is the case when the respective conversation with you is finished. The conversation is finished when the circumstances indicate that the concerned issue is finally clarified. If a contract is concluded, the data will be saved beyond that until the expiry of the legal conservation periods (6 years from the end of the year in which the contract has been terminated) and then deleted, unless we are obliged to a longer conservation on the basis of conservation and documentation duties imposed by tax and commercial law (from HGB, StGB or AO) or you have consented to a storage beyond that according to Art. 6 par. 1 p. 1 a GDPR.
Besides, you can revoke your consent to the processing of the data voluntarily provided any time. For this, please simply contact us using the contact information provided in n° I. In such case, the conversation cannot be continued.
On our website, we use the offer of Google Maps. Here we also use the above-mentioned two-click solution (II. n° 4).
The above-mentioned data will only be transferred when you activate the service. We have no influence on this data transmission. This occurs irrespective of whether Google provides a user account on which you are logged in or if there is no user account. If you are logged in at Google, your data are directly attributed to your account.
We use Google Maps to show you interactive maps directly in the website and to allow you to comfortably use the map function.
Google saves your data as user profiles and uses them for advertising, market research and/or adaption of its website to the needs. Such an evaluation occurs in particular (even for users not logged in) to present advertising adapted to the needs and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website.
The legal basis for the use of the plug-in is Art. 6 par. 1 p. 1 f GDPR. The underlying purpose of an interactive description of the itinerary to our company is to be considered the justified interest within the meaning of the GDPR.
We recommend you to regularly log out after using your Google account because this allows you to avoid an attribution to your profile with the plug-in provider Google.
You have a right to objection to the creation of these user profiles for the exercise of which you must contact Google. We have no influence on the collected data and data processing procedures with Google Inc. The responsibility lies with it alone.
You can obtain additional information on the data processing, in particular on the legal basis and storage duration, in the privacy statements of the provider. There you can also receive additional information on your associated rights and possible settings for the protection of your privacy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The address of the plug-in provider is: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA.
III. Cooperation with contract processors and third parties:
For the processing of your data, we partially use external service providers (contract processors). They have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound to instructions and regularly controlled. They are external service providers who support us technically (web designers, programmers). This is done on the basis of processing contracts according to Art. 28 GDPR.
Apart from that, we only forward your data to any third parties if:
V. Rights of the concerned persons:
You have the right:
VI. Right of refusal:
As far as your personal data are processed on the basis of justified interests according to Art. 6 par. 1 p. 1 f GDPR, you are entitled to object to the processing of your personal data according to Art. 21 GDPR, as far as there are reasons for that resulting from your special situation; this also applies to a profiling based on these provisions. We will then no longer process the personal data concerning you, unless we can prove compulsory reasons for the processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend any legal rights.
Of course, you can object to the processing of your personal data for purposes of advertising and data analysis anytime. This also applies to the profiling as far as it is connected to such direct advertising.
VII. Right of revocation of the consent according to privacy law:
According to Art. 7 par. 3 GDPR, you have the right to revoke your given consent vis-à-vis us anytime. The consequence of this is that we may not continue the data processing which was based on this consent any longer for the future. The lawfulness of the processing conducted due to the consent until its revocation is not affected thereby.
VIII. Up-to-dateness and changes of this privacy statement:
This privacy statement corresponds to the status of May 2018.
Due to the further development of our website and offers on it or due to changed legal or official provisions, it can become necessary to change this privacy statement. The respectively updated privacy statement can be inspected and printed out by you anytime on the website under this link.