Thank you for your interest in our website and what we offer on our website.
Protecting your personal data (“data”) is very important to us. This text provides detailed information on which data are collected when you visit our website and use our offerings and on how we process and use these data and protect them in technical and organizational terms.
The controller responsible for data processing is:
Rendsburger Landstraße 183a
Tel. +49 (0)431-6899-900
Fax +40 (0)431-6899-988
If you have any questions, you can also contact our data protection officer:
Erik Wachter, Attorney at Law
A) What cookies do we use?
Our website uses “cookies.”
Cookies are small text files that our Web server transmits to your Internet browser during your visit to our website. Your browser then stores them on your device for later access.
These cookies make it possible to associate a visit with the user. They help to make it easier for users to use our website.
We use the following types of cookies on our website:
- [PHPSESSID] This cookie is used to identify your session on our server. It contains only an alphanumeric code. This cookie is only stored as long as a connection with our server exists and is then erased at the end of the session.
- [_ga] This cookie is part of Google Analytics. It is used to identify a user. It contains only a numerical code. It is stored for two years.
- [_gat] This cookie is another element of Google Analytics. It is used to control the inquiry rate associated with website use. The content of this cookie is a number. It is stored for ten minutes.
- [_ga-disable-UA-XXXXXX-1] This cookie, too, is an element of Google Analytics. It is used to store a decision, made by you, regarding whether or not information on your user behavior should be collected by Google Analytics. The content of this cookie is “true.” It is stored for ten years.
B) Deactivating cookies
You can decide at any time whether cookies can be placed and accessed. You can determine this for yourself using your browser settings. You can adjust these settings to deactivate storage of cookies or limit it to certain websites. You can also configure your browser to notify you if a cookie is to be placed and ask for your consent. It is also possible to block or erase individual cookies. If you have deactivated cookies, you may not be able to use all of the functions of our website in full.
II. Generation of log files
Each time our website is accessed, our server automatically collects data and information that are stored in log files. The nature and scope of the collection and use of the data vary according to whether you visit our website only to access information or wish to use the services we offer.
The following data may be collected for informational use:
Information on the browser type and version of your operating system used, the Internet service provider via which you are connected to the Internet, the IP address currently assigned to you, and the date and time of access.
In addition, websites from which you have reached our website and websites that are accessed via our website.
The processing of these data serves exclusively to provide you with the content of our website and to optimize this content. The data are stored separately from other personal data, so they are not analyzed with regard to specific individuals. The IP address is anonymized before storage. The log files generated are automatically erased after seven days.
III. Ways to contact us
Our website contains a contact form for fast electronic contact with us.
You can also contact us via the e-mail address we provide.
The data transferred when you contact us are stored so that we can process the matter or contact you.
IV. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analytics service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
IP anonymization has been activated on our website, so Google will truncate your IP address beforehand within Member States of the European Union or in other countries that are signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in isolated cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the United States and truncated there.
Google will use this information on our behalf in order to analyze your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide us as the website operator with further services associated with website use 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 the cookies from being stored by adjusting your browser settings accordingly; please note, however, that if you do this, you may not be able to use all 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:
Alternatively, you can prevent collection of data by Google Analytics by placing an “opt-out” cookie. To do this, click here. If you delete the cookies in your browser, you will have to click this link again.
V. Social media plugins
We use the provider YouTube LLC to integrate videos:
901 Cherry Ave.
San Bruno, CA 94066
Represented by: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
If you have an account with YouTube and are logged into that account, the information that you have watched the video is also associated with your user account. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account before accessing the video.
VI. Use of service providers and sharing of information with third parties
Your data are shared in order to provide this website and may be shared with technical service providers who support us (e.g. website hosting, website service, quality assurance or e-mail service).
We have selected these service providers carefully and commissioned them in writing. They are bound by our instructions, and we check them regularly.
Otherwise, your data are not shared with third parties except where we expressly refer to this in our data protection statement or where there is a statutory obligation to do so or you have consented thereto.
VII. Data security
To ensure the security of data, we use technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation such as loss, destruction or attacks by unauthorized parties.
Our security measures are geared toward ongoing advances in technology. In addition, your personal data are encrypted on their way to us through SSL technology in order to prevent unauthorized third parties from gaining access to them.
VIII. You have the following rights toward us as the controller for purposes of data processing:
You can obtain information on the personal data concerning you that we store at any time. You also have rights to rectification, blockage or, where storage of data is not mandated by law or other rules or required in order to process business dealings, also to the erasure of your personal data pursuant to Articles 15, 16, 17 and 18 GDPR.
Furthermore, you have a right to object pursuant to Article 21 GDPR and the right to data portability pursuant to Article 20 GDPR. The right of access and the right to erasure may be subject to restrictions arising from other data protection laws.
You also have a right to lodge a complaint pursuant to Article 77 GDPR with the competent supervisory authority.
You can withdraw or amend any consent you have granted at any time. The change or withdrawal of consent applies to the future.
IX. Legal basis for processing
The personal data are processed in accordance with the statutory provisions, particularly to fulfill contractual obligations (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR). This means the processing of the data takes place so that we can provide the services you wish to have.
We may also, within the scope of a weighing of interests (Article 6(1)(f) GDPR), process data for the purposes of the interests pursued by us or by a third party, for marketing purposes, where you have not objected to the use of your data, or if we require the data to establish and defend claims and/or to prevent and investigate criminal acts.
If you have given your consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR to the processing of personal data for specific purposes, the processing takes place based on the consent you have granted. You can withdraw your consent at any time, but withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing of data based up until the consent is withdrawn.
X. Duration and storage of personal data
We store and process your personal data as long as this is necessary to fulfill the contractual tasks agreed with you and the statutory obligations. If your data are no longer necessary in order to fulfill the contractual or statutory obligations, we will erase them unless we still require the data for the following purposes: to fulfill obligations of storage under commercial and tax law. These typically last for two to ten years. We also do not erase data to the extent that we require them for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims (Article 17(3) GDPR).
The limitation periods may be as long as 30 years.
Storage beyond that may take place if it has been stipulated by the European or national legislative authorities in regulations, laws and other rules and provisions to which we are subject.
The personal data are routinely blocked or erased when a storage period expires or when the purpose for which they were stored ceases to apply.
XI. Information on your right to object pursuant to Article 21 GDPR
You can object to the processing of the personal data concerning you at any time. In the event that you object to the data processing, we will no longer process your personal data. This does not apply if we can demonstrate that there are compelling legitimate interests for the processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms or if the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
In the event that we use your personal data for marketing, you can object to the processing of the personal data for such marketing at any time.
You can address your objection to us; no particular form is required.