Data protection declaration (privacy statement)
The responsible individual within the meaning of the Data Protection Act is: Martin Baden
Collection of general information
Information of a general nature is automatically recorded when you access our web site. For example, this information (server log files) contains the type of web browser, the operating system being used, your Internet Service Provider’s domain name etc. This involves exclusively information that does not allow any conclusions regarding you personally. This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the web page contents you requested, and unavoidably arises when the Internet is used. We statistically evaluate anonymous information of this kind to optimise our Internet presence and its underlying technology.
Like many other web sites, we also use what are called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files transferred from a web page server to your hard disk. Through these we automatically obtain certain data about your computer and your connection to the Internet e.g. IP address, the browser being used and the operating system.
Cookies cannot be used to run programs or transfer viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can make navigation easier for you and can enable our web pages to display correctly.
Under no circumstances will the data we collect be passed on to third parties, or a link to personal data established without your consent.
To protect the security of your data in transmission, we use encryption methods corresponding to the current state of the art (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.
If you contact us via E-mail or the contact form, the information you give will be stored in order to process the enquiry and for possible follow-up questions.
Use of Google Analytics
This web site uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (hereinafter: Google). Google Analytics uses what are called “Cookies”, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the web site. As a rule, the information generated by the cookie about your web site use is transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. However, due to the activation of IP anonymising on these web pages, Google truncates your IP address beforehand within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states that are signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Under contract to the operator of this web site, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the web site, to compile reports about the web page activities and to provide the web site operator with other services connected with the use of the web pages and use of the Internet. The IP address conveyed from your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from/by Google.
You can prevent cookies being stored by a corresponding setting of your browser’s software; in that case, however, we advise you that you may possibly not be able to use all of this web site’s functions to their full extent. Moreover, you can prevent the collection by Google of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the web site (including your IP address), and processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: Browser-Add-on to Deactivate Google Analytics.
In addition to or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our pages by clicking on this link. This will cause an opt-out cookie to be installed on your machine. Collection by Google Analytics for this web site and for this browser will be prevented in future for as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.
Use of script/font libraries (Google Webfonts)
To display our contents correctly and graphically attractively in a cross-browser manner, we use script libraries and font libraries on this web site, e.g. Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). To avoid multiple downloading, Google Webfonts are transferred into your browser’s cache. If the browser does not support Google Webfonts, or access is prevented, contents will be displayed in standard font/script.
A connection to the library operator is triggered automatically by accessing script libraries and font libraries. In this respect it is theoretically possible for operators to collect data from the corresponding libraries – although it is currently also unclear whether and where applicable for what purposes.
You can find the library operator Google’s data protection guideline here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
Our web site uses Google Conversion Tracking. If you arrived at our web site via an advertisement placed by Google, Google Adwords will set a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set if and when a user clicks on an advertisement placed by Google. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days, and are not for personal identification purposes. If the user visits certain pages of our web site and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognise that the user clicked on the advertisement and was redirected to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Thus cookies cannot be tracked/traced via AdWords customers’ web sites. The purpose of the information collected by using the conversion cookie is to compile conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have decided to use Conversion Tracking. Customers find out the total number of users who clicked on their advertisement and were redirected to a site/page provided with a conversion-tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information through which users are personally identifiable.
If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can refuse to allow the setting of the cookie that is required for it – e.g. by a browser setting that generally deactivates automatic cooking setting - or you can set your browser in such a way that cookies from the “googleleadservices.com” domain are blocked.
Please note that you must not delete the opt-out cookies for as long as you do not wish any recording of measurement data to take place. If you deleted all the cookies in your browser, you must re-set the respective opt-out cookie.
Use of Google Remarketing
This web site uses Google Inc.’s Remarketing function. The purpose of this function is to present interest-related advertisements to web site visitors within the Google advertising network. A so-called “cookie” is stored in the web site visitor’s browser that enables the visitor to be recognised again if/when the latter (visitor) accesses web sites/pages belonging to Google’s advertising network. Advertisements related to contents that the visitor had accessed previously on web pages that use Google’s remarketing function can then be presented to the visitor on these pages.
Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection
You have the right at any time to obtain information from us about your personal data that we store. Likewise, you have the right to the correction, blocking or, except for the storage of data for business processing as described above, the deletion of your personal data. For this purpose please contact our data protection officer. You can find the contact data at the very end.
In order that a data block can be taken into account at any time, this data must be stored for monitoring purposes in a blocking file. You can also request deletion of the data unless there is a statutory archiving obligation. Insofar as such an obligation exists, we will block your data on request.
You can change or cancel a consent by an appropriate message to us, with effect for the future.
Changes to our data protection provisions
We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration from time to time to ensure it always conforms to current legal and statutory requirements, or to implement changes in our services into the data protection declaration, e.g. when new services are introduced. The new data protection declaration will then apply to the renewed visit.
Questions to the Data Protection Officer
If you have any questions about data protection, please write an E-mail to us, or contact our Data Protection Officer directly:
Phone: +49 (0)4188 7361