Privacy and legal notices
The following information is intended as a straightforward overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data refers to all data that can be used to identify you personally. You can find extensive information on the subject of privacy in our privacy statement in the section below this text.
Who is responsible for the collection of data on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find the contact details for the website operator in the imprint of this website.
How do we collect your data?
One way we collect your data is when you share them with us. This could for instance be data entered into a contact form. Other data are registered automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are primarily technical data (e.g. web browser, operating system or the time of page access). These data are registered automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some data are registered to guarantee the error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have with respect to your data?
You have the right to receive information at any time about the origin and recipients of your personal data and the purpose for which they are being saved. You are also entitled to request that these data are rectified, blocked or erased. Use the address given in the imprint to contact us any time for this or any other questions on the subject of privacy. You also have a right to appeal to the relevant supervisory authority. Under certain circumstances, you are also entitled to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. For details, please refer to the privacy statement under Right to restriction of processing.
Analysis tools and tools from third-party providers
When visiting our website, your surfing behaviour may be subject to statistical analysis. This is done primarily using cookies and what are referred to as analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is generally anonymous; this surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by avoiding the use of certain tools. You can find out more about this in the following privacy statement. You may object to this analysis. We will inform you of the options available to you for raising objection in this privacy statement.
We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with statutory data protection legislation and the terms of this privacy statement. If you use our website, some of your personal data will be collected. Personal data refers to all data that can be used to identify you personally. This privacy statement explains which data we collect and what we use them for. It also explains how and why we do this. Please note that data transmission online (such as communication via email) may pose security issues. End-to-end protection of data against third-party access is not possible
Information on the data controller
The data controller for the data processed on this website is the website operator. You can find the contact details for the website operator in the imprint of this website. The data controller is the individual or legal entity with sole or collective decision-making power with regard to the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke any consent previously granted by you at any time. Sending us an informal notification via email will suffice for this. The legality of the data processing carried out up until this revocation will remain unaffected by said revocation.
Right to object to data processing in special cases and right to object to direct marketing (Article 21 of the GDPR)
If data are being processed on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR, you have the right to object at any time, on legitimate grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of your data; this applies equally to any profiling based on these provisions. Please refer to this privacy statement for the respective legal basis of any data processing carried out. If you object, we will cease to process your personal data unless we can provide compelling legitimate grounds for said processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or where said processing serves in the interests of the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims (objection under Article 21(1) of the GDPR).
If your personal data are being processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing; this includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will no longer be used for the purposes of direct marketing (objection under Article 21(2) of the GDPR).
Right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority
In the event of any infringements of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of his or her habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement. The right to lodge a complaint applies irrespective of any other administrative or judicial remedies.
Right to data portability
You are entitled to have any data which we have processed automatically on the basis of your consent or for the performance of a contract, sent to you or a third party in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Where you have requested that the data be transmitted directly to another data controller, this will only happen where this is technically feasible.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and in the interests of protecting the transmission of confidential content, such as any orders or enquiries which you have sent to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL and TLS encryption. You can see that a connection is encrypted when the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and a padlock symbol appears in your browser. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you send us cannot be read by third parties.
Access, blocking, erasure and rectification
Under the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to access information with regard to what personal data of yours are stored, where they were obtained, the recipients of said data, the purpose of the data processing and, where necessary, you are entitled to have these data rectified, blocked or erased. Use the address given in the imprint to contact us any time for this or any other questions on the subject of personal data.
Right to restriction of processing
You are entitled to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. To do so, contact us any time using the address given in the imprint. The right to restriction of processing applies in the following cases:
- If you dispute the accuracy of the personal data stored by us, we generally require time to check this. For the duration of this check, you are entitled to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
- If your personal data were/are being processed illegally, you can request the restriction of data processing rather than the erasure of such data.
- If we no longer require your personal data, but you still require them to exercise, defend or establish any legal claims, you are entitled to request the processing of your personal data be restricted rather than have the data erased.
- If you have objected within the meaning of Article 21(1) of the GDPR, your interests must be weighed up against our interests. As long as it remains unclear whose are the overriding interests, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – except for their storage – may only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or for the protection of the rights of another individual or legal entity, or for reasons of a substantial public interest of the European Union or of a member state.
Data collection on our website – server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in what are referred to as server log files, which are automatically transmitted to us by your browser. This includes:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of server request
- IP address
These data are not merged with data from other sources. The basis for this data processing is Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in ensuring the technically error-free display and optimisation of its website – server log files must be logged for this
Personal data are collected when you contact us (e.g. via the contact form or email). We save the contact details you provide for the purpose of processing your enquiry and in case of any follow-up questions. We will not pass on your data without your consent. Thus, we process the data you provide solely on the basis of your consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. Sending us an informal notification via email will suffice for this. The legality of the data processing carried out up until this revocation will remain unaffected by said revocation.
We will retain the data provided by you until such point as you ask us to erase them, you revoke your consent for its storage or if the purpose for the storage of said data no longer applies (e.g. once we have finished processing your enquiry). Mandatory legal provisions – particularly retention periods – will remain unaffected by this.
Plug-ins and tools – Google Fonts
This site uses web fonts from Google for the standardised display of fonts. On accessing a page, your browser loads the required web fonts in your browser cache in order to display text and fonts correctly. To do so, the browser used by you must connect to Google servers. This notifies Google that your IP address was used to access our website. We use Google Fonts in the interests of achieving a standardised and attractive display of our online presence. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer will use a standard font. You can find out more about Google Fonts at developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy statement: www.google.com/policies/privacy.
The websites often use what are referred to as cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our web presence more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are what are referred to as session cookies. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies stay on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to identify your browser when you next visit. You can set your browser to inform you of when cookies are being set, to allow cookies on a case-by-case basis, to accept cookies in specific cases or to generally exclude these, or you can enable the automatic deletion of cookies upon closing your browser. Disabling cookies may result in a reduction of the functionality of this website.
Cookies which are necessary for the functioning of electronic communication processes or for the provision of certain features you want to use (e.g. the basket feature) are stored on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in saving cookies to ensure a technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surfing behaviour) are stored, these will be dealt with separately in this privacy statement.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses what are referred to as cookies, text files that are saved on your computer and enable an analysis of use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the US and saved there. We have enabled IP anonymisation. Your IP address will therefore be shortened on this website by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there instead. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyse your use of the website, to generate reports about website activity and to provide the website operator with other services associated with website use and internet use.
The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being stored by setting your browser software accordingly; however, please be aware that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website in full. You can also prevent data generated by the cookie in relation to your use of the website from being logged (including your IP address) by Google and prevent these data from being processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout