Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General

The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. 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_linksnode. html.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

3. Data capture on our website

Cookies

Websites on the internet are using cookies. Cookies do not compromise your computer or contain malware. Cookies serve the purpose to make our offers more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small text files which are being stored on your computer by the web browser.

Most of our used cookies are so-called ‘session cookies’. These will be deleted after you have left the website. Other types of cookies must be deleted by the user manually. These cookies allow us to recognize you at the next visit. You have the possibility to justify your browser so that you are informed about the installation of cookies as well as allowing your browser to except cookies for individual cases, precluding them in general or the automated deleting upon closing the browser. When deactivating cookies, complete functionality of the website can be limited. Cookies, that are necessary for the execution of electronic communication processes or provision of certain functions (e.g. shopping basket) are stored according to Art. 6 Par. 1 f) DSGVO. The website host has a justified interest in storing cookies in order to provide all services flawlessly. Other types of cookies that could be stored, are being looked at separately.

Server log files

  • Browser type and version
  • OS
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of accessing computer
  • Time and server enquiry
  • IP address

A merge of this data with other sources is not executed.

The basis of the data handling is Art. 6 Par. 1 f) DSGVO, which allows the handling of data to fulfill a contract or contractual measures.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your stated data including your contact data will be stored in order to process your enquiry as well as for the case of follow-up questions. This data will not be shared without your consent. The data stated in the contact form hence will only be processed based on your consent (Art. 6 Par. 1 a) DSGVO). This can be revoked at any time by sending us an informal email. The legitimacy of the handled data until the revocation is unaffected by the revocation.

The stored data from the contact form will be deleted upon request, your consent of data storage is cancelled (e.g. after the completed data processing). Mandatory legal regulations – especially storage periods – remain untouched.

4. Analytics and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated 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 that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Download of White Papers

When downloading white papers, we process your given data such as your email address in order to send you the download link.

The legal basis regarding the data that you stated voluntarily in the mandatory fields is your compliance according to Art. 6 Par. 1 a) and b) DSGVO. Furthermore, we use your data to send out email advertisement.

The provided downloads are a matter of optional offers for which it is necessary to state the email address because otherwise we are not able to send you a respective link. Further information is not needed. As for the duration of information storage, see section 2.

Objecting to the collection of data

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.