We take data privacy seriously
The protection of your privacy when processing personal information is very important to us. When you visit our web site, our web servers by default save the IP of your internet service provider, the web site from you came to our web site, our web sites that you accessed and the date and duration of your access. This information is essential for the technical transmission of web sites and safe server operation. The data is not evaluated for personal information.
If you send us information by a contact form, the information will be backed up on our servers. We will use your information exclusively for processing your request. Your information will treated as confidential. Third parties will not have access to it.
Personal information is information about you. It includes name, address and email address. You are not required to give any personal information to access our web site. In some cases we will require your name and address and additional information to be able to offer the desired service.
The same applies if we supply you with information at your request or if we respond to your questions. We will always inform you in such cases. Otherwise we will only save information that you automatically or freely provide.
If you make use of our services, we generally only collect the information absolutely necessary to provide our services. We may request additional information, which may be supplied voluntarily. If we process personal information, this is to be able to offer our services or for our business purposes.
Automatically saved non-personal information
If you access our web sites, we save specific information for administrative and technical reasons. They include type and version of web browser, date and time of access and the IP address.
The information is anonymised and used solely for statistical purposes to improve our internet and online services.
The anonymised information is saved separately from perdonal information on secure systems and cannot be linked to any individuals. This means that your personal information is protected at all times.
If you access our web sites, we may save information on your computer in the form of cookies. Cookies are small files that an internet server sends to your browser and are saved on your hard disk. They only save the IP address, no personal information. The information in the cookies allows us to recognise you the next time you access our web site, which makes access easier for you.
You can of course also access our web sites without accepting cookies. If you do not wish your computer to be recognised next time you access our web sites, you can not accpet cookies by changing the settings in your browser to "reject cookies". See the instructions in your browser for this procedure. However, if you do not acept cookies, you may encounter restrictions when accessing some sections of our web sites.
Statistical evaluations with Piwik
This web site uses Piwik, which is open-source software (http://de.piwik.org), for statistical evaluation of site visitor accesses. This process uses "cookies", which are small text files saved on your computer. The usage information generated by the cookies are sent to our server and saved for usage analysis, which is used to optimise our web site. Your IP-address will be anonymised immediately, which means that you will remain an anonymous user from our point of view. The server on which the statistical data are saved is operated by a German provider and it is physically in Germany.
If you do not agree with the storage and evaluation of the data resulting from your visit to our web site, you can prevent the storage and usage of the data as follows by a click of the mouse. In this case an opt-out cookie is saved in your computer with the result that Piwik does not save session information. Attention: if you delete your cookies, note that the opt-out cookies will also be deleted and you may need to activate it again.
We have implemented technical and administrative measures to protect your personal information from loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. All our employees and service providers are subject to the applicable privacy laws.
All personal information that we collect and process is encrypted before it is transferred. This means that your information cannot be misused by third parties. Our security precautions are subject to a continuous improvement process and our privacy statements are continuously revised. Please ensure that you have the latest version.
Right to information and appeal
Please contact us at any time if you wish to know what personal information we have about you. You can also withdraw your approval for us to hold and process your personal information at any time. Please contact us directly in both cases.
Changes to this privacy statement
We reserve the right to revise our privacy statements if this is required due to new technology. Please ensure that you have the latest version.
If this privacy statement is fundamentally changed, this will be announced on our web site.
Any persons who have questions about information privacy can contact us as follows: