I. Data protection at a glance
1. General information
Various personal data are collected when you use this website. Personal data are all data through which you can be personally identified. This Data Protection Declaration explains what data we collect and the purposes for which we use them. It also explains how and for what purpose this takes place.
We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with data protection legislation and this Data Protection Declaration.
2. Data collection on our website
The controller for data processing on this website is:
3. How do we collect your data?
Your data are firstly collected when you send them to us. This may involve, for example, data which you enter in a contact form.
Other data are automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. This mainly involves technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of website access). These data are recorded automatically as soon as you access our website.
• Analysis tools and tools of third-party providers
When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour may be evaluated statistically. This mainly takes place using cookies and so-called analysis programs. Your surfing behaviour is normally analysed anonymously; surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You can find detailed information in this respect in the second part of this Data Protection Declaration.
• SSL or TLS encryption
This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, e.g. orders or inquiries which you send to us as the website operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the change on the address line of the browser from “http://” to “https://” and the lock symbol on your browser line.
When SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data which you send us cannot be read by third parties.
4. For what purpose do we use your data?
Some of the data are collected in order to ensure that the website functions properly, answer your inquiries, and otherwise only to the legally permitted or prescribed extent, or in support of civil or criminal investigations. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.
5. Who receives your data?
As part of a worldwide group, we will only pass on your personal data to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trustworthy business partners who provide services on our behalf, e.g. for technical support, to evaluate the usability of our websites and applications or for other service provision methods. We have concluded contracts with these parties to ensure that personal data are processed in accordance with the valid confidentiality and security measures.
We will only then pass on your personal data to these above-mentioned parties and other third parties, including government authorities, if this is necessary to supply the services you commissioned or approved, or to protect the rights, property or security of you, us or others, if we are obliged to do so on account of valid laws, court orders or other government regulations, or if this disclosure is necessary to support civil or criminal investigations or legal proceedings .
Would you please note that the above-mentioned affiliated companies and subsidiaries, as well as authorities, customers and suppliers to whom we pass on your personal data where necessary may have their head office outside your home country, possibly for instance in countries such as the United States whose data protection laws may differ from those in your country. In these cases we will use corresponding legal mechanisms, e.g. standard EU contract clauses, to ensure that appropriate security precautions are taken to protect your personal data.
6. What are your rights in regard to your data
• Revocation of your consent to data processing
A large number of data processing operations can only be carried out with your express consent. You can revoke already granted consent at any time. For this purpose, it is sufficient to send us an informal message by e-mail. The lawfulness of data processing up to the time of revocation is not affected by revocation.
• Right to data portability
You have the right to personally receive data or transmit to a third party data, which we process automatically based on our consent or in fulfilment of a contract, in a commonly used and machine-readable format. If you request direct transmission of the data to another controller, this will only take place if it is technically feasible.
• Right to receive information, right to block or erase data
In accordance with valid legal regulations, you have the right at any time to receive information free of charge concerning your stored personal data, their origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing. You may also have the right to rectify, block or erase these data. You can contact the address shown below in Section 7 at any time in this respect and regarding other questions in connection with the topic of personal data. You also have the right to complain at any time to the responsible supervisory authority.
6. Data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company:
Dresden Institute for Data Protection
II Detailed information regarding data collection on our website
This website uses so-called cookies in some instances. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and are saved by your browser.
The majority of cookies that we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit to our website. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser during your next visit to our website.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the placement of cookies and only allow cookies in an individual case, accept cookies for specific cases or generally exclude them, and activate automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. When you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be restricted.
Cookies which are required to carry out the electronic communication process or provide certain functions requested by you (e.g. shopping basket function) are stored based on Article 6 (1) lit. b of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure technically smooth and optimised provision of his services. if other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, they are treated separately in this Data Protection Declaration.
2. Server log files
The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically sends us. This information includes:
o Browser type and browser version
o Utilised operating system
o Referrer URL
o Host name of the accessing computer
o Time of the server request
o IP address
These data will not be combined with other data sources. These data are collected based on Article 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically faultless presentation and optimisation of his website – the server log files must be recorded for this purpose.
3. Contact form
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your information from the inquiry form along with the contact data provided therein will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and to answer any additional questions.
The data which you enter in the contact form will be stored by us until you request us to erase them, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose of data storage no longer applies (e.g. after processing of your inquiry has finished). Compelling legal regulations – especially retention periods - are not affected here.
4. Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Article 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both his website and his advertising.
• IP anonymisation
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. As a result, your IP address is abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on the website activities and provide other services to the website operator in connection with use of the website and the Internet The IP address transmitted by our browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data of Google.
• Browser plug-in
You can prevent cookies from being stored by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we wish to point out that you may not be able in this case to make full use of all the functions of this website. You can also prevent recording of the data (including your IP address), which are generated by the cookie and relate to your use of the website, for Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
• Objection to data collection
You can prevent recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents your data from being recorded when you visit this website in future: https://policies.google.com/technologies/managing?hl=de
You can find more information on the handling of user data by Google Analytics in Google's Data Protection Declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de
• Google Maps
This website uses via an API the map service Google Maps. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
In order to use the Google Maps functions, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The operator of his website has no influence over this data transmission.
Google Maps are used to present online services in an attractive way and make it easy to find locations shown by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR.
You can find more information on the handling of user data in Google's Data Protection Declaration:: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
5. Plug-ins and tools
Our website uses plug-ins of the YouTube website operated by Google. The operator of that website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our subpages containing a YouTube plug-in, a link to the YouTube servers is created. The YouTube server is then informed which of our subpages you visited.
If you logged in using your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used to present our online services in an attractive way. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR
You can find more information on the handling of user data in the Data Protection Declaration of YouTube at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.