Some of these Internet pages use “cookies.” Cookies do not harm your computer, and they do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are what are known as session cookies. These cookies are automatically erased after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you erase them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.
You can adjust your browser settings so that you are informed when cookies are placed, allow cookies only in individual cases or refuse to accept cookies in specific cases or in general. You can also activate a feature that automatically erases cookies when you close your browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Cookies that are necessary in order to perform the electronic communication operation or to provide certain functions that you have requested (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies in order to provide its services in a manner that is error-free in technical terms and is optimized. To the extent that other cookies (such as cookies used to analyze your surfing behavior) are stored, these are discussed separately in this data protection and privacy statement.
Term of storage; possibility of objecting and possibility of elimination
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in what are known as server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This information is as follows:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the computer accessing the site
- Time of server query
- IP address
These data are not combined with data from other sources.
The data are also stored in our system’s log files. These data are not stored together with other personal data of the user.
Temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary in order to make it possible to deliver the website to the user’s computer. To achieve this, the user’s IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.
Storage of data in log files takes place in order to ensure the functionality of the website. These data also serve to help us optimize the website and ensure the security of our IT systems. The data are not analyzed for marketing purposes in this context.
The basis for the data processing is point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, which permits the processing of data to perform a contract or take steps prior to entering into a contract.
If you send us inquiries using the contact form, we will store the information you provide in the inquiry form, including the contact information you provide there, for purposes of processing your inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not share these data without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form thus takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time. You can do this by sending us a simple e-mail; no particular form is required. Withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the data processing operations that have taken place before consent is withdrawn.
The information you enter in the contact form remains with us until you request that we erase them or withdraw your consent to the storage thereof or the purpose for which the data are stored ceases to apply (for example, after the processing of your inquiry has been concluded), which is generally the case after three years. Nothing herein shall affect non-waivable statutory provisions, particularly concerning storage periods.
Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the Web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses “cookies.” These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information on your use of the website that is generated by the cookie is typically transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there.
Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both the website and the operator’s advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, Google will truncate your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other countries that are signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmission to the United States. Only in isolated cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website, compile reports on activity on the website, and perform further services for the website operator associated with the use of the website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data.
You can prevent cookies from being stored by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly; we do, however, point out that in this case, you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website in full. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and transmitted to Google and from being processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:
Objection to collection of data
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking the link below. This will place an opt-out cookie on your computer that prevents your data from being collected when you visit this website in the future: deactivate Google Analytics.
For more information on how user data are handled when Google Analytics is used, please see Google's data protection and privacy policies: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
Contracted data processing
We have entered into a contract for the processing of data with Google and implement the strict specifications of the German data protection authorities in full when using Google Analytics.
Plugins and tools
Google Web fonts
This page uses what are known as Web fonts in order to display fonts in a standardized way. These Web fonts are provided by Google. When you access a page, your browser loads the necessary Web fonts to your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
To this end, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. This lets Google know that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Google Web fonts are used in the interest of displaying our online offerings in a standardized and appealing manner. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR.
If your browser does not support Web fonts, your computer will use a standard font.