1. Privacy at a glance
The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data that refers to an identified or identifiable person. This privacy statement contains more detailed information about data protection.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The website operator processes data on this website. You can find their contact details on the website’s site notice.
How do we collect your data?
Your data is partly collected through you sharing it with us. This includes, for example, data that you enter into contact forms.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is primarily technical data (such as information about your internet browser, operating system or the time of your visit). This data is collected automatically when you visit our website.
How do we use your data?
Some of the data is collected in order to ensure the smooth presentation of our website. Other data may be used to analyse user behaviour.
What rights do you have with regards to your data?
You have the right to free information about the origin and recipients of your personal data and about the purposes for storing it. You are also entitled to demand to have this data rectified, blocked or erased. If you have any questions about this or regarding data protection, you can contact us at any time using the address on our site notice. Furthermore, you retain the right to complain to the relevant supervisory authority.
Analysis tools and third party tools
When you visit our website, your browsing behaviour may be statistically analysed. This is primarily conducted by cookies and so-called analysis programmes. Analysis of your browsing behaviour is generally conducted anonymously and your behaviour cannot be traced back to you personally. You can object to the analysis or prevent it by using the tools for disabling analysis. More detailed information can be found in the following privacy statement.
You can object to analysis. We will inform you about your options for objecting in the privacy statement.
2. General information and mandatory information
This site’s operator takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in compliance with the legal provisions on data protection and this privacy statement.
When you use this website, various types of personal data are collected. Personal data refers to any data that can identify you personally. The following privacy statement explains which types of data we collect and how we use this data. It also explains how and for what purpose data is collected.
We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission over the internet (e.g. when communicating via email) may involve gaps in security. It is not possible to protect such data completely against access by third parties.
Information about the data controller
The data controller responsible for data processing on this website is:
A data controller is a natural or legal person, who either solely or jointly decides about the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses etc.).
Revoking your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke consent that you have already given at any time. An informal email to us will suffice. The legality of any data processing carried out up until the point of revocation remains unaffected.
The right to complain to the responsible supervisory authority
In the case of violations of the provisions on data protection, the data subject retains the right to complain to the responsible supervisory authority. For legal questions regarding data protection, the responsible supervisory authority is the state data protection commissioner for the federal state, in which the company is based. The following link leads to a list of the data protection commissioners and their contact details: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to obtain data or have it passed on to a third party, which we have automatically processed on the basis of your consent or for contract fulfillment, in a conventional, machine-readable format. If you request data to be transmitted to another data controller, this will only take place if technically feasible.
Informing, blocking and erasing
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information at any time about the personal data that we store about you, its origin and recipients and the purpose for which we process such data. You may also have the right to rectify, block or delete this data. If you have any questions about this or regarding data protection, you can contact us at any time using the address on our site notice.
3. Data protection officer
The statutory data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Think Data Security
Landsberger Str. 218
4. Data collection on our website
The webpages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any harm to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are designed to present our website in a more effective, user-friendly and secure manner. Cookies are small text files, which are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session-cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible for us to recognise your browser when you next visit us.
You can adjust the settings on your browser to inform you when a new cookie is used, to only accept cookies in individual cases, to only accept cookies in certain cases or not at all, or to automatically delete cookies upon closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the features on this website may be restricted.
Cookies that are required to allow electronic communication or to provide specific features that you have requested (e.g. the shopping cart), are stored on the basis of article 6, paragraph 1, lit. f of the GDPR. The website operator’s legitimate interest for storing cookies is to ensure the technically smooth and optimised presentation of their services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your browsing behaviour) are stored, these will be dealt with separately in the privacy statement.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which are automatically transmitted to us by your browser. These are:
- browser type and browser version
- operating system used
- referrer URL
- the accessing computer’s host name
- time of server request
- IP address
This data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for processing this data is article 6, paragraph 1, lit. f of the GDPR, which authorises the processing of data to fulfill a contract or conduct pre-contractual measures.
If you send us a query using the contact form, the details you provide in the form, including your contact details, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing your query and to help with any follow-on queries you send us. This data will not be passed on without your consent.
The data entered into the contact form is solely processed on the basis of your consent (article 6, paragraph 1, lit. a of the GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. An informal email to us will suffice. The legality of any data processing up until the point of revocation remains unaffected.
The data you have provided in the contact form will be stored by us until you request its erasure, revoke your consent to its storage or if the purpose for its storage no longer applies (e.g. after having dealt with your query). Mandatory legal provisions, in particular retention periods, remain unaffected.
5. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses features provided by the website analysis service Google Analytics. This is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and they analyse how you use the website. The information about your use of the website generated by the cookie is usually transmitted to a server in the USA and stored there.
The Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of article 6, paragraph 1, lit. f of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour so as to optimise their website and their advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymisation feature on this website. As such, your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or the European Economic Area prior to it being sent to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transmitted in full to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of this website’s operator, Google uses this information to analyse your use of the website, generate reports about website activity and to provide services related to website and internet use to the website operator. Google will not combine the IP address transmitted by your browser via Google Analytics with any other data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies using the corresponding settings on your broswer software; we would nonetheless like to point out that you may not be able to fully use all the features on this website if you do so. You can also prevent Google’s cookie from collecting data about your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by clicking on the following link and downloading and installing the available browser plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics at any time by clicking on the following link. This will install an opt-out cookie, which prevents the collection of your data for future visits to this website: deactivate Google Analytics.
You can find more information on how Google Analytics uses user data in Google’s privacy statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
Contract data processing
We have concluded a contract with Google on contract data processing and we implement the strict provisions of the German data protection authorities in full when using Google Analytics.
6. Plugins and tools
Google Web Fonts
This website uses the so-called Web Fonts provided by Google to ensure the unified presentation of fonts. When loading a page, your browser loads the necessary Web Fonts in your browser cache in order to display text and fonts correctly.
To do this, your browser establishes a connection with Google’s servers. Google is thereby informed that your IP address is accessing our website. The use of Google Web Fonts falls under our legitimate interest in the unified and appropriate presentation of our website. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of article 6, paragraph 1, lit. f of the GDPR.
If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard font on your computer will be used.