Data protection regulations

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially in accordance with the statutory data protection rules as well as this Data Protection Policy.

As a general rule, our website can be used without the disclosure of any personal data. If personal data (such as name, address, or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, disclosures are always made on a voluntary basis as far as possible. Such data is not shared with third parties without your express consent.

Please note that security breaches can arise when data is being transferred on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail). Data cannot be seamlessly protected against third-party access.

Cookies

Some of the web pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer in any way and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our offerings more user-friendly, effective, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. These are automatically deleted after you have left our pages. Other cookies remain saved on your user device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser at your next visit.

You can set your browser preferences so that you are informed when cookies are set and can allow cookies only in individual cases, accept cookies in specific cases, or generally reject cookies, as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically gathers and saves information in so-called server log files which your browser transmits to us automatically. These are:

  • The browser type and browser version
  • The operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

This data cannot be traced back to specific persons. This data is not collated with data from other sources. We reserve the right to subsequently examine this data if specific indications of unlawful usage become known to us.

Contact form

If you use the contact form to transmit requests to us, your information from the request form including the contact data you entered are saved by us to process your request and in case of follow-up questions. We shall not forward this data without your consent.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the Google Analytics website analysis service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. A cookie is a text file that is stored on your computer and which allows your use of the website to be analyzed. The information on your use of this website that is generated by the cookie is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This causes your IP address within the Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area to be shortened by Google prior to transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activity, and perform other services for the website provider relating to website and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted from your browser via Google Analytics will not be collated with other Google data.

Browser plug-in

You can prevent the saving of cookies by activating the corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we would like to point out to you that if you do so, you may not be able to make full use of all of the functions of our website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and data which relates to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Objection to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents your data from being collected for future visits to this website:

For more information on the handling of user data in Google Analytics see the
Google Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Contract data processing

We have entered into an agreement on contract data processing with Google and fully comply with the strict guidelines of German data protection authorities in our use of Google Analytics.

Demographics and interests in Google Analytics

This website uses the “Demographics and Interests” feature from Google Analytics. This feature allows the creation of reports that contain information about the age, gender, and interests of the page visitors. This data originates from interest-based advertising from Google as well as from third-party visitor data. This data cannot be traced back to a specific person. You can deactivate this feature at any time via the display settings in your Google account or generally refuse the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Objection to data collection”.

SSL encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests that you send to us as the page operators, this page uses SSL encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the content of the browser’s address bar switching from “http://” to “https://” as well as the lock symbol in your browser bar.

When SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Right to information, deletion, blocking

You have the right to receive information at any time and free of charge about your personal data stored by us, its origin and recipient, and the purpose of data processing, as well as a right to rectification, blocking, or deletion of this data. If you have any questions on this topic or on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time via the address listed in the legal notice.

Objection to advertising e-mails

We hereby object to the use of contact details published in connection with the statutory legal notice for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising and literature. The operators of the webpages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in case of the unsolicited sending of advertising material, including without limitation by way of spam e-mail.

Data security officer

Our data security officer is Mr. Dipl.-Ing. S. Gossmann.