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THIS IS A TRANSLATION OF THE ORIGINAL GERMAN PRIVACY STATEMENT. IN CASE OF ANY DISCREPANCIES, THE GERMAN VERSION SHALL BE BINDING.
Name and contact details of the controller pursuant to Art. 4 Para. 7 GDPR
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Phone: +49(0)6051 9665-0
Fax: +49(0)6051 9665-65
We regard it as our primary task to maintain the confidentiality of any personal data you provide and to protect them from unauthorized access. Therefore, we make every effort and use the latest security standards to guarantee maximum protection of your personal data. As a private company, we are subject to the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the regulations of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG). We have taken the necessary technical and organizational measures to guarantee that data protection regulations will be complied with, not only by us but also by our external service providers.
The processing of personal data shall be lawful only if there is a legal basis for it. In accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1(a – f) GDPR, legal basis for processing can be the following circumstances:
Information on the collection of personal data
(1) In the following, we will inform you on the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data include, for instance, your name, address, email addresses, and user behavior.
(2) When contacting us via email or a contact form, the data you provide (your email address, possibly your name, and your phone number) will be stored by us to answer to your questions. The data collected in this context shall be deleted by us as soon as their storage is no longer necessary, or their processing shall be restricted in case of a statutory requirement to preserve records.
Collection of personal data upon visiting our website If you only use our website for informational purposes, i.e., if you do not register or otherwise provide information to us, we shall only collect the personal data transmitted to our server by your browser. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data that are necessary to us from a technical perspective in order to display our website correctly and to guarantee its stability and security (legal basis is the first sentence of Art. 6 Para. 1(f) GDPR):
(1) When using our website, additional cookies relating to the aforementioned data will be stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive, can be associated with the browser you use, and provide specific information to their originator. Cookies cannot run programs or place viruses on your computer. They serve to enhance the user-friendliness and efficiency of the overall Internet offering.
(2) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionalities of which will be described below:
(1) In addition to the purely informational usage of our website, we offer different services you might be interested in. In order to use them, you will generally have to submit further personal data that we use to perform the respective service. These data are subject to the aforementioned principles of data processing.
(2) We engage external service providers to process part of your data. These service providers have been carefully selected and assigned by us, are bound by our instructions, and controlled at regular intervals.
(3) Furthermore, we may forward your personal data to third parties in case we offer sale actions, raffles, contract conclusions, or similar services in conjunction with partners. You will receive further information upon entering your personal data or in the offer description below.
(4) Where our service providers or partners are registered in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we shall inform you on the consequences of this circumstance in the offer description.
(1) Withdrawal of consent
If personal data are processed on the basis of a given consent, you shall have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. This withdrawal of consent shall not affect the consent-based lawfulness of processing before its withdrawal. Feel free to contact us at any time if you wish to assert your right of withdrawal.
(2) Right to confirmation
You shall have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not your personal data are being processed. You can request this confirmation at any time using the contact details stated above.
(3) Right of access
If personal data are being processed, you shall have the right to obtain access to these personal data at any time. We inform you on a cost-free basis once every year; any further disclosure will be invoiced with €30. You can request the following information:
Where personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organization, you shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR relating to the transfer. We shall provide a copy of the personal data undergoing processing. For any further copies you request, we may charge a reasonable fee based on administrative costs. If you make the request by electronic means, and unless otherwise requested, the information shall be provided in a commonly used electronic form. The right to obtain a copy referred to in Para. 3 shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
(4) Right to rectification
You shall have the right to obtain from us without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning your person. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
(5) Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”)
You shall have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning your person without undue delay and we shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:
Where the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Para. 1 to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data. The right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) shall not apply to the extent that processing is necessary:
(6) Right to restriction of processing
You shall have the right to obtain from us restriction of processing your personal data where one of the following applies:
Where processing has been restricted under the aforementioned conditions, such personal data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with the data subject’s consent or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.
To assert the right to restriction of processing, a data subject can contact us at any time using the contact details stated above.
(7) Right to data portability
You shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning your person, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where:
In exercising your right to data portability pursuant to Para. 1, you shall have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. The exercise of the right to data portability shall be without prejudice to the right of erasure (“right to be forgotten”). That right shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
(8) Right to object
You shall have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of your personal data which is based on point (e) or (f) of Art. 6 Para. 1 GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. The controller shall no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights, and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you shall have the right to object at any time to processing of your personal data for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Where you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data shall no longer be processed for such purposes. In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
Where personal data are processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 Para. 1, you, on grounds relating to your particular situation, shall have the right to object to processing of your personal data, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest. You can exercise your right to object at any time by contacting the respective controller.
(9) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
You shall have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning your person or similarly significantly affects you. This shall not apply if the decision:
(10) Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Moreover, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes this Regulation.
(11) Right to an effective judicial remedy
Without prejudice to any available administrative or non-judicial remedy, including the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you shall have the right to an effective judicial remedy where you consider that your rights under this Regulation have been infringed as a result of the processing of your personal data in non-compliance with this Regulation.
(1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “Cookies”; text files which are stored on your computer to enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is stored. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union, or other signatory states of the Agreement of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it will be truncated. Google will use this information on the behalf of the operator of this website to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities, and to render other services associated with website use and Internet use to the website operator.
(2) The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be linked to other Google data.
(3) You can prevent the saving of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly; however, we advise you that this may result in you being unable to make full use of all the functions of this website. You can also prevent the information generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website being gathered and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
In addition, you can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics with the link below. Setting an opt-out cookie prevents the future collection of your data on this website: disable Google Analytics now.
(4) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. This enables the ongoing processing of truncated ID addresses but excludes the possibility of the data being associated with a particular individual. If the data gathered does allow references to be made to an individual, any references drawn will be excluded immediately and the personally identifiable data will be deleted without delay.
(5) We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website and to enable regular improvements. We use the statistics obtained to improve our website and enhance its design in line with your interests. Google is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework, as a safeguard in those exceptional cases in which personally identifiable data is transmitted to the USA. The legal basis for use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 Para. 1 (1f) GDPR.
(6) Information on the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.
data privacy overview: http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/learn/privacy.html,
(7) This website also uses Google Analytics to facilitate cross-device analysis of visitor streams, which is performed using a User ID. You can deactivate cross-device analysis of your website usage in your customer account under “My data” > “Personal data”.