Data protection

We are pleased that you have visited our service platform and taken advantage of our presence on the internet. Protecting your personal data is an important issue for us and we would like you to feel secure while you are visiting this internet site.

The following paragraphs explain what information we are collecting and how it will be used.

The collection of anonymous data about our users and their behaviour and interactions is necessary In order to be able to constantly improve our online offering. It is our concern to inform you extensively about the circumstances and our purposes, even though this goes beyond legal requirements to do so. We would like to give you an overview on how cookies will be used, which data protection guidelines will be applied and how we treat your data. In addition, we want to point out to you explicitly that data transmission on the internet (e.g. during e-mail communication) presents security loopholes and cannot be protected completely from access by third parties.

Access to program libraries

Fonts being used on our website are saved locally and are not downloaded from an external server.

This website is based on the CSS framework known as Bootstrap. That makes a user-friendly presentation on smartphones, tablets, notebooks and desktop PCs possible. The program libraries needed for it are stored locally and are not downloaded from external servers.

Cookies, in order to guarantee website functionality

These are Cookies, that store your selected settings. These cookies are deleted when the browser session is finished and are not accessible to scripts from other websites.

Cookies for Google Maps and Google Analytics

We use Google Maps in order to show the geographic location of our company on an interactive map. This tool uses the Google Maps API which provides information that enables Google to, for example, determine the interaction with Google Maps. In addition, settings selected by you such as zoom level, language, geographic region, etc. are retained.

We use Google Analytics for statistical purposes in order to analyse the type and number of visits and their relationship to our website. This information enables us to constantly improve the performance and user-friendliness of our website.

More detailed information on conditions of use and data protection may be found under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html as well as under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/

Deactivation of cookies and website tracking

You can prevent the storage of cookies through an appropriate setting on your browser software (deactivation of JavaScript); however, we would point out that in this case, you will possibly not be able to fully utilise all of the functions available on this website. In addition, you can prevent the capture of the data generated through the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP-address) by Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the appropriate browser plug-in available at the following link:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

In this case, a special opt-out cookie will be set that prevents the future capture of your user data when you visit our website. More information on the “opt-out plug-in” may be found at:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

By using this website and not deactivating the JavaScript function, you are expressly acknowledging your knowledge of the issue regarding data protection laws and you are agreeing to have Google process the data collected about you in the manner described above and for the previously stated purpose.

Embedding of Vimeo videos

Videos are embedded on Vimeo.com as part of our online offering. Vimeo is a service of Vimeo, LLC (“Vimeo”). If videos are called up on Vimeo, a connection is made to Vimeo’s servers in the USA. As a result, specific information is transmitted to Vimeo. It is even possible that Vimeo cookies will be deposited on your terminal device. We have no knowledge at all of the content of the data obtained by Vimeo or third party suppliers and have no influence on their use. Further information on the capture and use of your data through Vimeo as well as your rights in connection with this can be found in Vimeo’s data protection statement at http://vimeo.com/privacy.

Further information on cookies

On the platform, http://allaboutcookies.org, you will find further information and tips regarding the handling of cookies. There you will also experience how you can limit or deactivate cookies, depending upon your browser and operating system.

Information, Deletion, Blocking

You have the right at any time and at no cost to information about your stored personal data, its source and recipient, and the purpose of its processing. You also have a right to correct, block and delete this data. You can turn to us at any time if you have any questions about this or on the subject of personal data. Use the address shown in the masthead.

Storage of access data

The provider of our online website automatically collects and saves information that your browser automatically transmits in so-called server-log files. These are:

  • IP-address (of the requesting device)
  • Name of the page (page title) that was visited on our website
  • Name of file requested or, as the case may be, the URL
  • Status (feedback) of the request (success code or error code)
  • Size of the requested file in bytes
  • User Agent (browser and operating system version)
  • Timestamp (date and time of access)
  • Referrer (page or URL, from which the request was sent)

These data cannot be related to specific persons. These data are not conflated with other data sources. We reserve the right to examine these data after the fact if concrete indications of illegal use become known.

After successful evaluation and possible analysis for security concerns, the log files are deleted from our servers in accordance with current legal provisions.

Storage of personal data

You can use our online offering without giving personal data. However, you have the possibility of transmitting personal data if for example, you ask a question. The storage of these data takes place subject to legal provisions (DSG); in every case, your agreement for the storage of these data will be sought. These data will not be transmitted to third parties without your expressed consent. All personal data will only be stored for as long as this is necessary for the stated purpose. In so doing, retention periods required by tax and commercial law will be respected. In particular cases, an obligation to provide information about these data (for example for purposes of criminal prosecution, protection against threats, etc.) can occur.

Further questions

Should you be missing any information you need, we ask that you share your concern with us by e-mail.