On our website, we offer you a variety of information about our products and services. When you visit and use our website, personal data concerning you may be collected by various means. Accordingly, in Part 1 of this text, we would like to take the opportunity to inform you of which personal data is collected, used and saved for what purpose. In Part 2 of this text, we notify you of the data protection-related tools and so-called social media plug-ins we use. In Part 3 of this text, we notify you of which cookies are stored on your browser when you visit our website.
Part 1 - Data collection and use
What data is collected
We initially collect personal data if you voluntarily enter such data on our website. For example, this may be the case when you sign up for our newsletter or if you request informational material.
Furthermore, the following data is collected by the web server automatically when you visit our website in order to log access to our server (“web server data”):
a. The website from which you came to our website and/or the search term you used if referred by a search engine
b. IP, domain and host which you use to access the Internet
c. Date and time of your visit
d. Length of our visit and which pages you visit
e. Operating system on your computer and the browser software you are using
f. The country and the city where your visit originates
Purposes for which data are used
We used personal data you have entered exclusively to satisfy our obligations to you, e.g. sending informational materials or saving your information in our newsletter distribution list.
Web server data are used solely for the technical operation of our website and in defence of attacks against it. We do not perform any person-based analysis of web server data provided such an analysis is not technically required to defend against attacks.
When are data deleted
Provided there are no applicable statutory retention periods, this data are deleted as soon as the purpose for which such data were collected no longer applies.
The complete IP address is only saved for as long as technically necessary for the operation of our website, without limitation in order to defend against unlawful attacks on it.
To whom are data given
Your personal data are only provided to third parties with your consent, if this is necessary to satisfy contractual obligations we owe to you or if we are legally required to do so.
Information and deletion rights
At any time, you may request information about what data we have stored regarding you and how we use such data. If our data is incorrect, we will correct such data at your request. Please contact us with any requests of this nature or for general questions related to data protection using the contact information contained below on our credits and legal notices page.
Part 2 - Data protection-related tools and so-called social media plug-ins
At any time, you may object to the collection and use of your IP address by Google Analytics with prospective effect. Additional information may be found at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Please note that Google Analytics is used on this website such that the anonymized collection of IP addresses is ensured. Furthermore, we have concluded a contract with Google pursuant to § 11 Federal Data Protection Act [BDSG] which ensures compliance with these guidelines.
Tracking technology supplied by etracker GmbH (www.etracker.com) is used on this website to collect and store data for marketing and optimization purposes. Usage profiles can be produced from these data under a pseudonym. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small files that are stored in your browser’s cache. Cookies permit the web browser to be recognised. The data collected by etracker are not used to identify visitors to this website without the express permission of the person concerned, nor are they linked to personal data which would reveal the identity of the person behind the pseudonym. You can withdraw your consent for future data collection and processing at any time at the following link https://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=q3bppm.
Part 3 - Cookies
We save a so-called “cookie” on your computer via the browser you use. A cookie is a small file with information needed in order for certain functions on our website to work properly. We use a so-called session cookie. The session cookie is stored on your computer for as long as you visit our website in order to ensure the technical operation of our website. The session cookie is automatically deleted from your browser once you leave our website.
You may adjust the settings of your browser so that it will not accept any cookies from our website. However, this may mean that you will no longer be able to properly use our website.