Contact Data of Website Operator:
Telephone: +49 7250 331 02 38
Fax: +49 7250 331 02 39
Contact Data of Data Protection Officer:
Thomas Kolb LL.M., External Data Protection Officer
Welcome to our website! Protecting your data is a matter of utmost importance for us. Accordingly we would like to provide information below on how we process your personal data.
Data Categories; Data Sources
The personal data that we process is normally that data you provide in the course of an enquiry, a pre-contractual relationship or a contractual relationship. In certain cases and insofar as required for contract fulfilment, we also process personal data obtained lawfully from publicly accessible sources (e.g. commercial registers, debtors' records, internet) or provided to us lawfully by third parties (e.g. credit agencies).
The data processed may include personal data (name, date of birth, legal representatives), address data (postal address, e-mail address, contact persons), financial data (name of account holder, IBAN, BIC), contractual data (term of contract, goods or services obtained pursuant to contract, cancellations), communication data (postal or e-mail correspondence), promotional data (promotional correspondence) and/or further comparable categories of person-specific data.
General Processing of Website Visitors' Data
As a rule you can use our website without providing personal information.
However it should be noted that log-in data, in particular those types given below, are collected and stored in server log files. The data collected and stored includes:
We analyze this information exclusively in anonymized form to defend against attacks and enhance our website (processing of personal data while balancing involved interests in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Point f of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, hereinafter referred to as "GDPR") and subsequently delete it. This data cannot be traced by us to you personally and is not combined with other data.
In the event of any specific indication of illegal use, we however reserve the right to retrospectively evaluate the data.
If you contact us by e-mail or via an online form, we process the personal data provided by you in the course of answering your enquiry. We delete the data after completing processing of your enquiry unless we are subject to any contractual or legal obligation to store the data.
Processing of Personal Data Following Your Consent
(Art. 6 Par. 1 Pt. a) GDPR)
When required in individual cases, we will request your consent for certain expressly designated purposes relating to data collection (e.g. enquiry via a contact form, opening a customer account, ordering a newsletter).
Your data will be correspondingly processed only if you provide your consent. Without this consent, the processing of your request or enquiry will not be possible in certain cases. Your data will be processed exclusively for the expressly designated purpose(s) for which you gave your consent.
You may revoke your consent at any time with immediate effect. The revocation has no bearing on the lawfulness of processing measures carried out up to the time it is made known to us.
Data provided in an enquiry made using our contact form will be processed only if the form includes your confirmation of consent in accordance with Art. 6 Par. 1 Pt. a) GDPR. As a rule, we delete your data after processing your enquiry, unless we are subject to any contractual or legal obligation to store it. Any contractually relevant information you provide will be transferred into our internal database system.
You can revoke your consent at any time with immediate effect for any contact data provided.
Cookies may be used on various pages which you visit on our website. Cookies are text files which are placed on your computer with the purpose, among others, of ensuring a smooth course of your visit to our website.
Cookies are used as a means of generating so-called usage profiles. In this process, the website visitor is assigned a pseudonym under which his or her usage data is stored. The visitor's IP address is stored only in abbreviated form to prevent identification of the usage profile with the person involved.
Most of the cookies we use are deleted from your computer after you close your browser (session cookies). Other types of cookies may remain on your computer, enabling us to recognize your computer on your next visit to our site using the usage profile created (persistent cookies).
Cookies are used on our site exclusively by ourselves and not by third parties, with the exception of third-party cookies, to which we expressly draw your attention in this Data Protection Declaration. You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the placing of cookies and can either accept or manually block them in certain cases or reject them in general. Please note that refusing cookies can restrict the functionality of our website.
Use of Google Fonts
We use Google Fonts to implement external fonts. This service is offered by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as "Google"). The process involves making a server call which transmits data, including your IP address and the page from which the call is made, to a Google web server in the USA. We do not possess detailed information concerning the processing carried out there by Google.
Further information is available on the Google website through the following links:
Use of YouTube
Our website uses plugins from YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (hereinafter: "YouTube"). These are embedded YouTube videos utilized in an expanded data protection mode. This mode prevents YouTube from storing cookies in the event a user accesses a web page containing an embedded YouTube video player without, however, clicking on the video to start it. If the user clicks on the YouTube video player to start it, YouTube may store cookies on the user's computer without, however, storing any cookie-generated personal information relating to playing of the embedded video. Further information in this regard is provided in YouTube's data protection statement at (https://www.youtube.com/static?template=privacy_guidelines). We ourselves do not collect any personal data relating to use of embedded YouTube videos.
Use of DoubleClick
Our website uses "DoubleClick" from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter: "Google"). DoubleClick utilizes cookies to serve user-relevant advertisements to website users. It assigns a pseudonymous identification number (ID) to the user's browser in the process of checking which ads were displayed and which ads were called up there. DoubleClick also uses "web beacons" (invisible tags) to collect and evaluate visitor traffic and other information concerning our website.
By means of DoubleClick, Google is able to serve advertisements selected in accordance with the user's previous visits to our website or other websites. The information generated via the cookies is transmitted by Google to a server in the USA for analysis and storage there.
Google complies with the principles of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and is registered as a certified Privacy Shield participant by the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome).
You may refuse the placing of cookies on your device by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website with their full potential. In addition you can prevent Google from collecting and/or processing cookie-generated data (including your IP address) relating to your use of our website by installing a browser plugin, such as one of the plugins described at https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996, which is designed to block these actions. Further information on DoubleClick's privacy policies is available at https://www.doubleclickbygoogle.com/de/
Data Transfer to Affiliated Companies
Data may be transferred to the following affiliated companies within our corporate group for the purpose of performing the contract:
This data transfer is carried out in accordance with an order processing contract incorporating stipulations ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements for data protection.
We transfer data to third parties only insofar as we have commissioned them with the performance of contractual duties. The data is only passed on insofar as is necessary for execution of their assigned tasks.
For example, service providers can be commissioned to perform outsourced tasks in the following areas:
Here as well, the required data transfer is carried out in accordance with an order processing contract incorporating stipulations ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements for data protection.
In the event payment will be realized by the SEPA Direct Debit Scheme, we pass on your bank details and other payment-related data to the financial institute commissioned with collection.
Any data provided to other entities is passed on exclusively within the framework of applicable statutory requirements, for example in compliance with legal oblgations to provide information to law enforcement authorities.
Duration of Data Storage
We will delete your personal data without undue delay as soon as it is no longer required for compliance with contractual and legal obligations.
Personal data is stored at least as long as necessary to fulfil contractual obligations and to assert contractual rights. This storage can continue longer than the term of the contract, since the data can still be relevant during limitation periods extending beyond the end of the contract. In addition, deletion may only take place once applicable retention periods required by tax and/or commercial law have expired.
Rights of Affected Persons
As a person affected by the processing of personal data, you have the following rights:
You have the right to demand confirmation as to whether or not personal data relating to you is processed. If this is indeed the case, you have the right to access to the personal data and the information specified in Art. 15 GDPR.
You have the right to demand us to promptly rectify any inaccurate personal data relating to you and have any incomplete personal data supplemented (Art. 16 GDPR).
You have the right to demand us to delete personal data relating to you without undue delay, provided that at least one of the grounds listed in Art. 17 GDPR applies, e.g. in the event data is no longer required for the purpose(s) for which it was obtained (right of deletion).
You have the right to demand us to restrict processing for the duration of our verification of applicability, as claimed by you, of at least one of the conditions set forth in Art. 18 GDPR, e.g. if you have filed an objection against the processing.
You have the right to file an objection at any time to the processing of personal data relating to you for grounds relating to your particular situation. We shall in that case then no longer process the personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or that the processing serves to support the assertion, enforcement or defence of legal claims (Art. 21 GDPR).
In any matters regarding the safeguarding of your rights, please feel free to contact us at any time via the contact options offered on our website.
Right of Objection to Direct Advertising
In individual cases we process personal data in order to carry out direct marketing. In the event we process personal data relating to you for the purpose of marketing of this nature, you are entitled to file an objection to this at any time (Art. 21 GDPR).
Should you object to processing for the purpose of direct marketing, your personal data will no longer be processed for this purpose.
The objection can be made at any time by simple notification in written form to either of contact options given in this Data Protection Declaration or in the Legal Info section of our website.
Right to File Complaints
Should you believe that the processing of personal data relating to you is contrary to any stipulations of the GDPR, you have the right to file a complaint (Art. 77 GDPR) with a supervisory authority, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy. You may exercise this right before a supervisory authority in the Member State in which you reside or work or in that Member State in which the suspected infringement occurred. In the German state of Baden-Württemberg for example, the competent supervisory authority is the Data Protection Commissioner of Baden-Württemberg.
Further information (in German with English and French translations) is available on that state’s service portal under the following link:
Please also feel free to contact us directly in the event you are dissatisfied or have questions of any kind with regard to data protection. The quickest way of doing this is to get in touch with our Data Protection Officer using the following contact data:
Thomas Kolb LL.M., External Data Protection Officer
Fax: +49 621/121829-32
Obligation to Provide Data
We require certain personal data from you prior to establishing a contractual relationship. Should you not provide data which is designated as mandatory in enquiry forms or other forms, we will normally not be able to enter into a contract with you.