It is generally possible to use our website without providing any personal data. Inasmuch as personal data is collected on our website (for example, name, address or email address), this takes place on a voluntary basis to the extent possible. These data are not passed on to third parties without your express consent.
We wish to point out that the transfer of data in the Internet (e.g. in email communication) can entail security vulnerabilities. Seamless protection of data from access by third parties is not possible. Any use by third parties of the contact information published as required by law in the legal notice for the purpose of transmitting advertising or informational materials not expressly requested is hereby explicitly forbidden. The owner of these pages expressly reserves the right to take legal action in the event of unrequested delivery of advertising information, such as by means of spam mails.
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
In the event that data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your personal data based on grounds arising from your unique situation. This also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. To determine the legal basis, on which any processing of data is based, please consult this Data Protection Declaration. If you log an objection, we will no longer process your affected personal data, unless we are in a position to present compelling protection worthy grounds for the processing of your data, that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the purpose of the processing is the claiming, exercising or defence of legal entitlements (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).
If your personal data is being processed in order to engage in direct advertising, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of such advertising. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).
Right to Information, Deletion, Blocking
You always have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing as well as a right to rectify, block or delete this data. For this as well as for further questions about personal data you can contact us at any time under the address given in the imprint.
Cookies are data records which are sent from the webserver to the web browser of the user and are there saved for later retrieval. You can determine whether or not cookies are to be accepted by setting your browser so that you are informed before cookies are saved and the saving only takes place once you have expressly accepted this.
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Hostname of the accessing computer
- Server Request time
This data cannot be assigned to certain persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of concrete indications for illegal use.
If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.
Hence, the processing of the data entered into the contact form occurs exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from "http://" to "https://" and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Verwendung von Hotjar
Wir benutzen auf einigen Websites den Webanalysedienst Hotjar der Hotjar Ltd.. Hotjar Ltd. ist ein europäisches Unternehmen mit Sitz in Malta (Hotjar Ltd, Level 2, St Julians Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julians STJ 1000, Malta, Europe, tel.: +1 (855) 464-6788).
Mit diesem Tool lassen sich Bewegungen auf den Websiten, auf denen Hotjar eingesetzt wird, nachvollziehen (sog. Heatmaps). So ist beispielsweise erkennbar, wie weit Nutzer scrollen und welche Schaltflächen die Nutzer wie oft anklicken. Weiterhin ist es mithilfe des Tools auch möglich, Feedback direkt von den Nutzern der Website einzuholen. Auf diese Weise erlangen wir wertvolle Informationen, um unsere Websites noch schneller und kundenfreundlicher zu gestalten.
Wir achten beim Einsatz dieses Tools besonders auf den Schutz Ihrer personenbezogenen Daten. So können wir nur nachvollziehen, welche Schaltflächen angeklickt werden, den Verlauf der Maus, wie weit gescrollt wird, die Bildschirmgröße des Gerätes, Gerätetyp und Browserinformation, Geographischer Standpunkt (nur das Land) und die bevorzugte Sprache um unsere Website darzustellen. Bereiche der Websites in denen personenbezogene Daten von Ihnen oder Dritten angezeigt werden, werden von Hotjar automatisch ausgeblendet und sind somit zu keinem Zeitpunkt nachvollziehbar.
Hotjar bietet jedem Nutzer die Möglichkeit, mithilfe eines “Do Not Track-Headers” den Einsatz des Tools Hotjar zu unterbinden, sodass keine Daten über den Besuch der jeweiligen Website aufgezeichnet werden. Es handelt sich hierbei um eine Einstellung die alle üblichen Browser in aktuellen Versionen unterstützen. Hierzu sendet Ihr Browser eine Anfrage an Hotjar, mit dem Hinweis das Tracking des jeweiligen Nutzers zu deaktivieren. Sollten Sie unsere Websites mit unterschiedlichen Browsern/Rechnern nutzen, müssen Sie den “Do Not Track-Header” für jeden dieser Browser/Rechner separat einrichten.
- Eine detailierte Anleitungen mit Informationen zu Ihrem Browser finden Sie unter: https://www.hotjar.com/opt-out
- Eine Anleitung auf deutsch befindet sich hier: https://www.akademie.de/wissen/do-not-track-datenschutz
- Weitere Informationen über Hotjar Ltd. und über das Tool Hotjar finden Sie unter: https://www.hotjar.com
- Die Datenschutzerklärung der Hotjar Ltd. finden Sie unter: https://www.hotjar.com/privacy
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files, which are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website by users. The information generated by cookies on your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the utilization of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize both, the services offered online and the operator’s advertising activities.Browser plug-in
You do have the option to prevent the archiving of cookies by making pertinent changes to the settings of your browser software. However, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their fullest extent. Moreover, you have the option prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and affiliated with your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=enObjection to the recording of data
You have the option to prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will result in the placement of an opt out cookie, which prevents the recording of your data during future visits to this website: Google Analytics deaktivieren
For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=enDemographic parameters provided by Google Analytics
This website uses the function “demographic parameters” provided by Google Analytics. It makes it possible to generate reports providing information on the age, gender and interests of website visitors. The sources of this information are interest-related advertising by Google as well as visitor data obtained from third party providers. This data cannot be allocated to a specific individual. You have the option to deactivate this function at any time by making pertinent settings changes for advertising in your Google account or you can generally prohibit the recording of your data by Google Analytics as explained in section “Objection to the recording of data.”
Google Ads and Google Conversion Tracking
This website uses Google Ads. Ads is an online promotional program of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).
In conjunction with Google Ads, we use a tool called Conversion Tracking. If you click on an ad posted by Google, a cookie for Conversion Tracking purposes will be placed. Cookies are small text files the web browser places on the user’s computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we will be able to recognise that the user has clicked on an ad and has been linked to this page.
A different cookie is allocated to every Google Ads customer. These cookies cannot be tracked via websites of Ads customers. The information obtained with the assistance of the Conversion cookie is used to generate Conversion statistics for Ads customers who have opted to use Conversion Tracking. The users receive the total number of users that have clicked on their ads and have been linked to a page equipped with a Conversion Tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that would allow them to personally identify these users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you have the option to object to this use by easily deactivating the Google Conversion Tracking cookie via your web browser under user settings. If you do this, you will not be included in the Conversion Tracking statistics.
The storage of “Conversion” cookies and the use of this tracking tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns, in order to optimize the operator’s web offerings and advertising.
To review more detailed information about Google Ads and Google Conversion Tracking, please consult the Data Privacy Policies of Google at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
You can set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified anytime cookies are placed and you can permit cookies only in certain cases or exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain instances or in general and you can also activate the automatic deletion of cookies upon closing of the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.
To measure our conversion rates, our website uses the visitor activity pixel of Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”).
This tool allows the tracking of page visitors after they have been linked to the website of the provider after clicking on a Facebook ad. This makes it possible to analyse the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes and to optimize future advertising campaigns.
For us as the operators of this website, the collected data is anonymous. We are not in a position to arrive at any conclusions as to the identity of users. However, Facebook archives the information and processes it, so that it is possible to make a connection to the respective user profile and Facebook is in a position to use the data for its own promotional purposes in compliance with the Facebook Data Usage Policy. This enables Facebook to display ads on Facebook pages as well as in locations outside of Facebook. We as the operator of this website have no control over the use of such data.
The use of Facebook Pixel is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in effective advertising campaigns, which also include social media.
In Facebook’s Data Privacy Policies, you will find additional information about the protection of your privacy at: https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
You also have the option to deactivate the remarketing function “Custom Audiences” in the ad settings section under https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. To do this, you first have to log into Facebook.
If you do not have a Facebook account, you can deactivate any user based advertising by Facebook on the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.