Since data privacy constitutes an important quality criterion for us, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Consequently, we would like to provide you with the following information regarding data protection:
1. Protection of your personal data
The German Data Protection Act, the German Telemedia Act and other Laws with legal data protection provisions protect personal data. Personal data constitutes information which can be assigned to you personally (e.g. your name, your telephone number or your e-mail address). Information that is not related to your actual identity is not included. We are obliged to strictly protect the person-related data (hereinafter also: personal data) which you provide to us. The collection, use and processing of information ensues in accordance with the provisions of the German Data Protection Act and other relevant laws in their current versions.
2. Handling of your data
Personal data, including any data you communicate to us within the scope of placing an order or submitting an enquiry via our website, are only collected, processed and used by us to the extent permitted by law, or otherwise treated as being relevant for data protection. We require this data for the further processing and completion of your order and to make contact with you. By communicating your personal data, you consent to us saving, processing and using this data for further processing. In doing so, we are obliged never to make your data available to third parties (except for external service partners in accordance with §11 BDSG - German Data Protection Act), except on account of any legal obligation or court order.
Any personal data you communicate to us within the scope of placing an order or submitting an enquiry via our website will be protected with SSL. SSL, an acronym for "secure socket layer", is an encryption method that is successfully used throughout the Internet. With this method, all personal data, e.g. your address, is encrypted during transmission over the Internet, meaning that these details are protected from third parties during transmission. The icon (closed padlock) in the address bar of your browser (icon may vary depending on the browser) informs you that you are in an area secured with SSL.
3. Cookies when using our websites
Cookies are small text files which are stored on your PC by your browser when visiting our website. These files do not damage your PC and do not contain any viruses or other malware. By using cookies, it is possible to identify and authorise you after successfully logging into a protected area for the entire duration of your visit, without you having to constantly re-enter your registration data. What is more, specific convenience functions are not possible without using cookies.
You can prevent cookies from being written by configuring your computer's security settings accordingly. Most Internet browsers allow you to adjust the security settings. For corresponding information, please contact the manufacturer or seller of your software. Please note that adjusting these settings may mean that certain functionalities of the websites are not always available.
4. Visitor data when using our websites
When visiting our website, data your browser automatically communicates to us is stored on our webserver. This includes:
- Date and time of you accessed our website
- Type and version of the browser you used
- The operating system you are used
- The website you visited prior to our website (referrer URL)
- Your current IP address
- The pages and/or data you requested from our website
It is not in any way possible for us to assign this data to you as a particular person. Neither is this data merged at any time with other data sources.
5. Downloads when using our websites
Electronic files we have made available and which are suitable for downloading have been checked within the scope of the respective, technical standard for malware, e.g. electronic viruses. Due to the technical nature of the Internet, it is not possible however to totally rule out that, irrespective of this, by downloading the file(s) we have made available, malware may also be downloaded onto your computer system at the same time. It is therefore imperative to ensure that your computer system is protected against malware according to the available means of protection for the particular system. Please contact the manufacturer of your computer system and/or of the respective operating system for further information.
6. Information on visitor tracking with etracker when using our websites
On our website, we use technologies from etracker GmbH (www.etracker.com) to collect and save data for marketing and optimisation purposes. From this data usage profiles can be generated under a pseudonym. Cookies can be used for this. Cookies are small text files that are saved locally in the cache of the Internet browser used by the site visitor. Using cookies makes it possible to recognise the web browser. The data collected with the etracker technologies is not used without separate adequate permission in accordance with the legal requirements being given by the respective individual for personally identifying the visitor of this website and is not merged with personal data pertaining to the bearer of this pseudonym. The collection and saving of data can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. Rights of access and deletion remain unaffected.
7. Right of objection
Under the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), you have a right to object to your data being used or transferred for advertising purposes (lock indicator). Under certain circumstances, there is also a right of correction, blocking and deletion of your data saved on our systems.
8. Right of access / deletion of data
You have the right, upon request and free of charge to receive written information on the personal data we hold on you in our systems. Upon request, we will inform you where this data originates from, to whom it is communicated and for what purpose it is processed electronically by us. Needless to say, you have the right to request the deletion of your data within the statutory framework.