Information, erasure, blocking, withdrawal of consent
You have at all times the right to be informed for free about your stored personal data, its origin and destination and the purpose of data processing, as well as a right to correct, block or delete this data. Some kinds of data processing are possible only with your explicit consent. You may withdraw consent that you have given previously at any time. You can withdraw consent simply by sending us an email. This does not affect the lawfulness of data processing performed before your withdrawal of consent. You can contact us on this topic or any other issues concerning personal data at any time by using the address provided in the ‘Legal notice’.
Server log files
The information sent to us by your browser is collected and stored by the website provider automatically in log files on the provider’s servers. This information includes:
– Browser type/browser version
– Operating system used
– Referrer URL
– Hostname of computer accessing the website
– Date and time of server request
– IP address
This data is not personally identifiable information. In addition, this data is not aggregated with data from other sources. The legal basis for data processing is point (b) of art. 6(1) of the EU GDPR, which permits the processing of data to fulfil a contract or pre-contractual activities. We reserve the right to analyse this data at a later point in time if we have reasonable grounds for suspecting a legal infringement.
For security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential data, such as the enquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this website utilises SSL encryption. You can identify an encrypted internet connection by the presence of a padlock icon on your browser’s address bar and the prefix ‘https://’ instead of ‘http://’.
When SSL encryption is activated, the data that you send to us cannot be intercepted and read by a third party.
Consumers: We collect your data for the purposes of handling your enquiry and the necessary technical administrative activities. Data processing is based on point (f) of art. 6(1) of the EU GDPR. Our legitimate interest consists of responding to your enquiry. Data is not shared with third parties. The data is archived according to GoBD. You have the right to withdraw consent for the use of your data for the purposes of handling enquiries.
Business partners: We collect your data to communicate with you (e.g. for the submission of quotations, settlement of accounts for services or contract fulfilment). The law provides for many mandatory retention periods and deadlines in this context. On expiry of these periods, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted except where data is still required for contract fulfilment. If data is not affected by this provision, the data is deleted once the data is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. Data is not transferred to third parties. You have the right to withdraw consent for the use of your data for the purposes of registration.
Legal warning re unsolicited mail
Our contact details are published on this website to comply with German law. We hereby prohibit all use of such data to send us advertising or promotional materials that we have not explicitly requested. The website operators reserve the right to take legal action in the event of receiving unsolicited advertising material, such as in the form of ‘spam’ emails.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, text files that are stored on your computer and that enable the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. In the event of the use of IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address from Google will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or in other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services to the website operator related to the website and Internet service. The IP address provided by your browser for Google Analytics queries is not aggregated by Google with other data. You can prevent the storage of the cookie by configuring an appropriate setting in your browser software. We would remind you, however, that if you do so, you may no longer be able to use the full range of functionality as offered by this website. You can also prevent the logging of the data generated by the cookie – as relating to your usage of this website (including your IP address) – by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
To prevent logging by Google Analytics, click the following link. This sets an ‘opt-out cookie’ that prevents the future logging of your data when you visit this website: Deactivate Google Analytics
We also use Google Analytics to analyse data from AdWords and the DoubleClick cookie for statistical purposes. If you do not want this to happen, please deactivate these tools by using Google’s Ads Settings page (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=de).
Right to lodge a complaint at the competent supervisory authority
As a data subject, you have the right to lodge a complaint at the competent supervisory authority in the event of a breach of data protection law. The competent supervisory authority for matters relating to data protection law is:
North Rhine-Westphalia Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information.
Postfach 20 04 44
Telefon: 02 11/384 24-0
Telefax: 02 11/384 24-10