1. Data protection at a glance
Analysis tools and third-party tools
2. General notes and mandatory information
Please note that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can be subject to security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to fully protect data against access by third parties.
Withdrawal of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time. All you need to do is to notify us by e-mail. Withdrawal does not affect the legality of data processing carried out up until the point of withdrawal.
Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority
In the event of breaches of data protection law, the data subject is entitled to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for data protection issues is the data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have the data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a customary, machine-readable format. If you request that the data be transferred directly to another responsible person, this will be carried out only in as far as this is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and in order to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the website operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from ‘http://’ to ‘https://’ and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to obtain at any time and free of charge information regarding your personal data stored, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing and, if applicable, a right to rectification, blocking or erasure of this data. If you have any questions regarding this or the issue of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address provided in the imprint.
3. Data collection on our website
Some websites use so-called cookies. Cookies cannot damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies help us to make our service more user-friendly, more effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called ‘session cookies’. They are automatically deleted when you leave our website. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.
You can set your browser so that you are informed whenever cookies are set and to allow cookies in individual cases only, to accept cookies for certain cases or to generally exclude them and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated, this may restrict the functionality of the website.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically sends to us. The following types of data are collected:
• Browser type and version
• OS used
• Referrer URL
• Host name of the accessing computer
• Time of the server request
• IP address
This data will not be brought together with other data sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
4. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the Google Analytics web analysis service provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’ which are text files that are stored on your computer and enable your usage of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is normally sent to a Google server in the US and stored there.
Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that prior to transmission to the United States your IP address will be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activities and provide further services to the website operator related to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in conjunction with Google Analytics will not be combined by Google with other data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser software. Please note, however, that you may then be unable to use all functions of this website. You can also download and install the browser plugin from the link below in order to prevent the capture of the data (including your IP address) generated by cookies and related to your usage of the website as well as its transmission to Google and processing by Google: 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 following link. This will set an opt-out cookie which will prevent your data from being recorded when you visit this website: Deactivate Google Analytics
Job data processing
We have entered into a contract with Google for order data processing and we fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we will require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e‑mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected or will only be collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively to send you the requested information and we will not pass this data on to third parties.
The data entered in the newsletter registration form is processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent to the storage of data, e-mail address and their use in order to send the newsletter at any time, for example, using the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in the newsletter. Revocation does not affect the legality of data processing already carried out.
The data that you have stored with 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 from the newsletter. This does not affect data stored by us for other purposes (for instance, e-mail addresses for the member area).
6. Google Web Fonts
This website uses so-called web fonts provided by Google in order to ensure that fonts are displayed correctly. When you visit a website, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to ensure the correct display of text and fonts.
For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google's servers. This means that Google will be informed that your IP address is being used to access our website. Google Web Fonts are used in order to ensure that our online services are presented in a uniform and appealing manner. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer will then use a default font.
7. Protection against brute force attacks
Limit login attempts
As a protection against brute force attacks, IP addresses are stored locally during login on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR (legitimate interest).