General Privacy Statement
The collection and use of personal information from those using our website is exclusively in compliance with the data protection laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. The following is to inform you about how, to what extent and for which purposes we collect and use your personal information. You can access information about data privacy on this website at any time.
Transfer and storage of information for technical reasons and for statistical and market research purposes.
For technical reasons, when you access our website, your Internet browser automatically transmits certain data to our server. These are, for example, date and time of your visit to our web page, the URL’s of the website visited prior to this visit, the information retrieved from our web site, the amount of information sent, type and version of your web browser, your operating system and your IP address. We store this information separately from other information which you possibly have entered during your visit to our web site. Therefore, we cannot assign this data to your person; it will only be statistically evaluated and subsequently deleted.
Collection and Use of Stored Data
The use of our web site is possible in most cases without providing personal data (e.g. name, address, E-mail address, telephone number). Should a contract be entered into between you and our company or should changes be made to the contents of an existing contract, we shall collect and use your personal data. The collection and use of your data shall only occur for this purpose and to the extent necessary. The personal data which we have collected will not be shared with third parties without your express consent.
Stored data shall only be disclosed to authorities to the extent that we are obligated to do so in individual cases due to existing laws, for example for the purpose of criminal prosecution, prevention of danger, or for the protection of copyrights.
Collection and Use of Usage Data
We collect and use our website visitors’ personal information only to the extent necessary to enable the use of our website and on-line services, improve their usability or bill services. This comprises, for example, the user’s identification characteristics as well as the start, end and scope of the visit on our website.
For the purpose of marketing, market research and a user-friendly design of our website and on-line services, we can create user profiles provided we use a pseudonym to do so. You may object to this use of your user data. Any connection between a user profile and the owner of the pseudonym is forbidden.
The disclosure of usage data to authorities shall only occur to the extent that we are obligated to do so in individual cases due to existing laws, for example for the purpose of criminal prosecution, prevention of danger, or for the protection of copyrights.
In order to improve the possible uses of our website and on-line services and for the user’s convenience, we use so called “cookies,” small text files which are stored on your computer and contain information about your use of our website and the Internet. You may prevent the storage of cookies on your computer by changing the corresponding settings in your browser. However, it is possible that, as a result of this, you will not be able to use our website and on-line services to their full extent.
The user’s right of access
As a user of our website and on-line services, you have the right to demand information from us about any personal information about you or data stored under your pseudonym. Upon request, this information can also be provided electronically.
Access to data by unauthorized parties
The transmission of data over the Internet always involves the risk that unauthorized third parties could gain access to your data. The complete protection of your communications, E-mails for example, cannot be guaranteed.
Sending unsolicited advertising to us
We hereby expressly object to any use by third parties of the contact data, which is published according to our obligations within our legal notice, for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising and information materials We reserve the right to take legal action against those senders of unsolicited spam-mails or other advertising materials.