In the following we inform you about the processing of personal data when you visit our website. Personal data within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as “data subject”). This may include your name, address or e-mail address. We always strive for the highest security standards when it comes to your data. We have taken extensive technical and operational precautions to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our security procedures are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress.
1 Controller for data processing
Responsible for the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 4 para. 7 GDPR is
Gotzinger Straße 48
2 Your rights
You have the following rights towards us with regard to your personal data:
2.1 General rights
You have the right of access, the right to rectification, the right to erasure, the right to restriction of processing, the right to object and the right to data portability. Where processing is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw such consent with effect for the future.
2.2 Right to object in the event of data processing for legitimate interest
Pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you on the basis of Art. 6 para.1 lit. e GDPR (data processing in the public interest) or Article 6 para.1 lit. f GDPR (data processing to protect a legitimate interest), this also applies to profiling based on this provision.
In the event of your objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
2.3 Right to object to direct marketing
If we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising, this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing, e.g. for newsletters.
In the event of your objection to processing for direct marketing purposes, e.g. by using the “Unsubscribe”-link within a newsletter, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.
2.4 Right to complain to a supervisory authority
In addition, you have the right to complain to a competent data protection supervisory authority regarding the processing of your personal data by us if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data violates data protection regulations.
3 Collection of personal data when visiting our website
If you merely visit our websites, i.e. do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the data that your browser automatically transmits to the server. This data is technically required to display the website and to ensure the security of our website. The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is our legitimate interest in the security and stability of our website (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).
4 Contact by e-mail or contact form
You can get in touch with us via the contact form. If you use this contact option, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored. Alternatively, it is possible to contact us using the e-mail address provided. Here we store your e-mail and the user’s personal data transmitted with the e-mail.
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data in the context of establishing contact is your consent, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. In some cases, the data is also stored on the basis of a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The processing of the personal data transmitted to us for contacting purposes serves the purpose of processing and answering the enquiry, in which the necessary legitimate interest in the data processing can be found. The data obtained in this context will be deleted after the storage is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose.
You can apply to us electronically (by e-mail). We will of course use your data exclusively for processing your application and will not pass them on to third parties. Please note that e-mails sent in unencrypted form are not protected against access.
Your personal data will be deleted after a maximum of 6 months after completion of the application process, unless you have expressly given us your consent to store your data for a longer period or a contract has been concluded. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, b and f GDPR as well as Sec. 26 BDSG.
This website partially uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies allow us to make our product more user-friendly, more efficient and more secure. Cookies are small text files, stored by your browser on your computer.
Most cookies that we use are so-called “session cookies”. They will be deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. Those cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You can adjust your browser to inform you when cookies are placed, to individually allow cookies, or to generally exclude cookies in certain cases, as well as to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. You can give your consent to entire categories or have further information displayed and thus select only certain cookies. Your consent is the legal basis for this data processing in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. The deactivation of cookies may impair the functionality of this website.
The provider of these websites automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us, such as:
Those data cannot be associated with individual persons. We do not merge this data with other sources. We reserve the right to retrospectively check the data if there is any indication of illegal use.
8 Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually sent to and stored at a Google server in the U.S.A.
We use the function “Activate IP anonymisation”. Through this, your IP address will be shortened in advance within the member states of the European Union or other contractual states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, your complete IP address will be transmitted to a server in the U.S.A. and shortened there. Commissioned by the operators of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for website operators and to provide other services related to website and internet activities. Google will not merge your IP address with any other data held by Google.
8.2 Browser Plugin
You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser; however, if you do so, you may be unable to use all features of this website. Further, you may prevent the collection of data generated by cookies (including your IP address) and related to the use of these websites, as well as the processing of such data by Google, by downloading and installing the plug-in under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
8.3 Objection to Data Collection
You may prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. In doing so, an Opt-Out-Cookie will be placed which prevents future data collection when visiting our website: Disable Google Analytics
8.4 Processing of Order Data
We have entered into a contract with Google concerning the processing of order data and fully comply with the strict provisions of German Data Protection Authorities when using Google Analytics.
8.5 Demographic Data Collection by Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from Google’s interest-based advertising as well as visitor data from third-party providers. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account, or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Refusal of data collection.”
The privacy settings of your Twitter account can be adjusted under:: http://twitter.com/account/settings
Our website uses functions of the network LinkedIn. The provider of LinkedIn is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time you access one of our websites which contains LinkedIn functions, a connection to the servers of LinkedIn is established. LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited our websites with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn recommend button while logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can associate your visit to our websites with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of these websites, do not obtain knowledge about the content of transmitted data as well as their use by LinkedIn.
11 Google Web Fonts
For the homogenous display of fonts, this website uses so-called web fonts that are provided by Google. On retrieving a website your browser downloads the necessary web fonts to your browser cache in order to correctly display texts and fonts. If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer uses a standard font.
12 Google Maps
This website uses the map service Google Maps via API. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use the functions of Google Maps storage of your IP address is required. This information will usually be transferred to, and stored on, a server in the USA. The provider of this website has no influence on this data transmission.
13 Google Adsense
This website uses Google AdSense, a Google Inc. service to embed advertisements. Provider of these services are Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Adsense uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer to analyse the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible images). These web beacons help to evaluate information, such as visitor traffic on these websites.
The information generated by cookies and web beacons about your use of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats is sent to and stored at a Google server in the U.S.A. Google may also transfer this information to its contractual partners. However, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data stored at Google.
You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser; however, if you do so, you may be unable to use all features of this website. By using this website you agree to the processing of the collected information by Google, for the above mentioned purpose.
14 Google Analytics Remarketing
Our websites use the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in connection with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. The provider of these technologies is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
This function enables a linking of commercial target groups compiled by Google Analytics Remarketing with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. As such, customized, interest-targeted commercials adapted for display on a terminal device (e.g. cell phone) in accordance with your previous usage and browsing behaviour can be also displayed on another of your terminal devices (e.g. PC, tablet).
If you have given the appropriate permission, Google will link your web and app browser history with your Google account for this purpose. In this way, the same customized commercials will be displayed on any terminal device on which you are logged in to your Google account.
In order to support this function, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated IDs of users, which are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics Data, to identify and to compile target groups for cross-device advertising.
You can permanently object to cross-device remarketing/targeting by deactivating customised commercials in your Google account by using the link below: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/
15 Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking
This site uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).
As part of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking. When you click an ad delivered by Google, a cookie for conversion tracking is stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the user’s browser. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification of the user. Should the user visit certain pages of the website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the website can tell that the user clicked on the ad and proceeded to that page.
Each Google AdWords advertiser has a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked using the website of an Adwords advertiser. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for the Adwords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. The Adwords advertisers can find out the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and were directed to the page with a conversion tracking tag. The advertisers do not, however, obtain any information that can be used to identify users personally. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can refuse by simply deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie via your internet browser settings. In doing so, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.
16 Questions on data protection
You can contact our data protection officer at [email protected]
For questions that do not concern data protection, please use our general contact address [email protected]