Data Protection Statement
Am Alten Galgen 14
Phone: +49 (0)2602 / 9216-0
Fax: +49 (0)2602 / 9216-24
We are pleased that you are visiting our website. Your privacy and the associated protection of your personal data are important to us. We therefore conduct our business in accordance with applicable data-protection and data-security legislation. It is very important to us that you feel your data is secure with us. For this reason, we and our data-protection officer ensure compliance with data-protection regulations.
We are aware of the importance of the data entrusted to us and would like to inform you below of the following:
- The purposes for which your (personal) data is collected, processed and used,
- How we handle and protect your data
- To whom we provide the data, and
- How you can exercise your rights.
Please read the following explanations carefully. If you have any questions, please contact our data-protection officer. Contact details can be found below in this data-protection statement.
Data-protection is a complex issue. In order to make it easier to understand this data-protection statement, we have collected some of the basic terms for you here.
“Contract processing” (abbreviated CP) within the meaning of Article 28 of the General Data Protection Regulation (formerly “Contract Data Processing” (CDP short) according to § 11 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)) refers in simple terms to a service in which personal data is collected, processed and/or used on behalf of and under the direction of the so-called responsible party by a service provider (contract processor under DS-GVO, and contract data processor under BDSG). Before such a contract is awarded to a service provider, we conclude a special agreement with the service provider and ensure further measures to protect your personal data.
“Cookies” are small text files that are saved on your terminal device (e.g. computer or smartphone) and that store certain settings and data for exchange with our system via your browser. A cookie usually contains the name of the visited website from which the cookie data was sent, information about the age of the cookie and an alphanumeric identifier. Cookies allow the systems to recognise the user’s device and make any presets immediately available.
A “third party” is any natural or legal person or entity other than the data subject, the responsible party, the contract processor or the persons authorised under the direct responsibility of the responsible party or contract processor to process the personal data; see Art. 4 No. 10 DS-GVO. If, for example, personal data is given to a service provider in the course of contract processing in accordance with Art. 28 DS-GVO and § 11 BDSG, this service provider is not considered a third party.
“IP addresses” are sequences of numbers that can be assigned to individual IT devices or a group. As with postal addresses, the IP address enables data to be assigned to the right recipient.
“Personal data” refers to all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, in particular first and last name, date of birth, e-mail address, residential address, as well as bank and payment data as well as health data; see. Art. 4 No. 1 DS-GVO (individual details of an identified or identifiable natural person in accordance with § 3 para. 1 BDSG).
The “responsible party” according to Art. 4 No. 7 DS-GVO (formerly “responsible body” according to § 3 para. 7 BDSG) is any person or body who alone or together with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. (In the present case: the website operator).
2) Responsible party
The responsible party for your personal data on this website is:
Am Alten Galgen 14
Phone: +49 (0)2602 / 9216-0
Fax: +49 (0)2602 / 9216-24
If an entity other than the aforementioned is the “responsible party” within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation or the BDSG, you will be explicitly and separately informed, unless this is obvious.
3) Use of the website
Every time you access this web page, data is logged; this applies as well for the retrieval of files. We use your IP address or set cookies to collect such data; this is done, among other things, via your browser, your computer and your visited subpages. We need this data to make your visit to this website as pleasant as possible. However, we do not carry out any personalised profiling on your usage behaviour. The analysis of usage behaviour always takes place anonymously. Basic use of the website is usually possible without cookies. However, we cannot exclude a limitation of the use of the website or less user-friendliness if the cookies are disabled.
Cookies can be deleted at any time from the hard disk of your device. However, we cannot exclude a limitation of the use of the website or less user-friendliness if the cookies are deleted. Our external data-protection officer provides you with the guideline “Show, Remove and Delete Cookies – Data protection with Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Co.” which can be found on the data-protection officer's website (Note that these are external links and only available in German). If you use another browser, you can also find out about cookies on the websites of your browser manufacturer.
3.2) Communication via e-mail, contact form, telephone or fax
If you contact us via e-mail, fax, telephone or one of the contact forms, we will use your details for the purposes of making contact with you and for providing relevant advice on how we can fulfil your request appropriately.
3.3) Disclosure of your data, use of service prodivers
We collect and use your data in compliance with the legal requirements and only for our own purposes. Transfer of this data to so-called third parties does not take place, unless there is a legal obligation or you have consented to the transfer.
Insofar as we use other service providers to facilitate our offer and possibly grant them access to your data, we naturally conclude a contract processing agreement (abbreviated CP agreement), in accordance with Art. 28 of the General Data Protection Ordinance and § 11 BDSG, with our service providers for contract processing (abbreviated as “contract processor”). We also remain responsible in this case for the protection of your data. Due to the conclusion of the agreement, the service providers used are not regarded as so-called third parties.
3.4) Duration of data usage/storage
Your personal data will be deleted if this does not conflict with statutory retention requirements and you have asserted a claim to deletion, if the data is no longer required to fulfil the purpose for which it was stored, or if its storage is no permitted for other legal reasons.
3.5) Place of data usage
Your data is usually processed in Germany. In exceptional cases, information that you submit to us may be stored on servers within the European Union (EU). As the “responsible party”, we will inform you should we deviate from this.
4) Integration of services and contents of third parties
It may happen that content from third parties, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are included in this website. This always requires that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party provider”) see the IP address of the users. This is because without the IP address, they could not usually send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We endeavour to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address solely for the delivery of the content. However, we have no influence on whether third-party providers store the IP address, for example, for statistical purposes. We will inform users about this to the best of our knowledge.
4.2) Use of Google Analytics
This website uses the web analytics service “Google Analytics” of Google Inc., which stores so-called “cookies” (smaller text files) on your computer. An analysis of the use of the website is possible by means of these “cookies”. The information generated by a cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google Inc. server in the USA and stored there.
As a rule, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). In exceptional cases, your full IP address can be transferred to a US server of Google Inc. and then shortened in the United States.
Google Inc. will use this information to evaluate your website usage on behalf of the website operator. This collected data will not be merged with other data provided by Google.
If you do not want cookies stored, you can prevent this by adjusting the settings in your browser. However, we explicitly point out that in this case not all functions of the website may be available. For cases in which you want to prevent the processing of data by Google Inc., you can download and install a so-called browser plug-in from the following website: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
The browser plugin should be available for the following browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer (latest version), Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera.