1. Data protection at a glance
The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are any data that would allow you to be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our data protection declaration below.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the publishing information for this website.
How do we collect your data?
Firstly, your data is collected when you communicate it to us. This may, for example, be data that you enter in a contact form. Other data are automatically recorded by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time at which the page was viewed). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected in order to ensure that the website is free from errors. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have in relation to your data?
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the publishing information if you have any further questions about data protection. You also have a right to lodge an appeal with the appropriate supervisory authority. You also have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted under certain circumstances.
Details of this can be found in the data protection declaration, under “Right to the restriction of processing”.
Analysis tools and tools from third-party providers
When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be subjected to statistical analysis. This is mainly carried out with cookies and analysis programs. Your surfing behaviour is usually analysed anonymously; surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You can find detailed information on this in the following data protection declaration. You can object to such analysis. We will inform you about the options for objecting in this data protection declaration.
2. General terms and conditions and obligatory information
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously.
We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration. Various personal data are collected when you use this website. Personal data are any data that would allow you to be personally identified. This
Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how this is done, and for what purpose. Please note that data transmission over the internet (e.g. when communicating by email) may have security flaws. Complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.
Information about the responsible party
The party responsible for data processing on this website is:
The responsible body is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of personal data processing (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).
Revoking your consent to data processing
Lots of data processing operations can only be carried out with your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. Sending us an informal email is sufficient. The legality of data processing carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to object to the collection of data in specific cases and against direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
If data processing takes place on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for reasons arising from your specific situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The respective legal basis on which processing is based can be found in this data protection declaration. If you object, we will no longer process the personal data concerned, unless we can set out compelling and legitimate reasons for such processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or such processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (objection according to Art. 21 (1) GDPR).
If your personal data are processed in order to implement direct advertising, you have the right 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 advertising. If you object, your personal data will then no longer be used for direct marketing purposes (objection according to Art. 21 (2) GDPR).
Right of appeal to the appropriate supervisory authority
In the event of violations of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to lodge an appeal with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state in which they normally reside, where they work or in which the place of the alleged violation is located. The right to lodge an appeal is without prejudice to other administrative or legal remedies.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically, on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, handed over to you or to a third party in a commonly used machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to safeguard the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the website operator. You can tell that the connection is encryption by the fact that the browser address bar changes from “http://” to https:// and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion and correction
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin, the recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correct, block or delete this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the publishing information if you have any further questions about personal data.
Right to the restriction of processing
You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the publishing information. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:
- If you dispute the correctness of your personal data stored by us. We will usually need time to check this. You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted for the duration of the check.
- If the processing of your personal data has occurred/is occurring unlawfully, you can request the restriction of the data processing instead of deletion.
- If we no longer need your personal data, but you need them to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted instead of being deleted.
- If you have lodged an objection in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, your interests must be weighed up against ours.
As long as it is not yet clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data may only be processed – apart from their storage – with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest in the European Union or a Member State.
3. Data collection on our website
acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. The functionality of this website may be restricted if cookies are deactivated. Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or provide certain functions you require (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies in order to provide its services in an optimised manner and free of technical errors. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, these will be treated separately in this data protection declaration.
Server log files
The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- browser type and browser version
- the operating system used
- referrer URL
- host name of the accessing computer
- time of the server request
- IP address
This data will not be merged with other data sources. The basis for the collection of these data is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in presenting and optimising its website to ensure that it is free of technical errors, and the server log files need to be recorded for this purpose.
4. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics.
The provider is Google Ireland Limited (‘Google’), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behaviour in order to optimise both its online content and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the USA. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of the Google Analytics function will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the link below. This will set an opt-out cookie that prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.
We have concluded an order processing contract with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Demographics in Google Analytics
This website uses the Demographics function of Google Analytics. This allows the creation of reports containing information on the age, gender and interests of visitors to the site. These data come from interest-based advertising from Google and from visitor data from third-party providers. These data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section ‘Objection to data collection’.
Data stored by Google at user and event level that are linked to cookies, user identification (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookie, Android Advertising ID) are anonymised or deleted after 14 months. For details on this, go to: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=de
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an email address from you, along with information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Other data is not collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties. The data entered in the newsletter registration form is processed
exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the email address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in the newsletter. The legality of data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation. The data you have provided to us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted after you unsubscribe. This does not affect data that we have saved for other purposes.
6. Plug-ins and tools
YouTube with extended data protection
Our website uses plug-ins from the website YouTube. The operator of the sites is Google Ireland Limited (‘Google’), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. We use YouTube in the extended data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, transfer of data to YouTube partners is not necessarily excluded by the extended data protection mode. This is how YouTube connects to the Google DoubleClick network, regardless of whether you are watching a video. A connection to the YouTube servers is established as soon as you start playing a YouTube video on our website. The YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. YouTube can also save various cookies on your end device after you start playing a video. YouTube can use these cookies to obtain information about visitors to our website. This information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve usability and prevent attempts at fraud. The cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. If necessary, further data processing operations can be triggered after the start of a YouTube video, over which we have no influence. YouTube is used for the purpose of providing appealing content on our website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. You can find more information about data protection at YouTube in their data protection declaration at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.
Our website uses plug-ins from the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. A connection to the Vimeo servers will be established if you visit one of our pages equipped with a Vimeo plug-in. The Vimeo server is informed which of our pages you have visited. Vimeo also obtains your IP address. This applies even if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have a Vimeo account. The information captured by Vimeo is transmitted to the Vimeo servers in the USA. If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account. Vimeo is used for the purpose of providing appealing content on our website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Further information on the handling of user data can be found in Vimeo’s data protection declaration at: https://vimeo.com/privacy.
Google Web Fonts
This website uses web fonts, which are provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. Google Fonts are installed locally. They do not entail any connection to Google servers.