Data protection policy
Our website may be used without entering personal information. We respect your concerns about privacy and value the relationship that we have with you.
Any changes to this Data Protection Statement will be published on this page. This enables you to inform yourself at any time about which data we are collecting and how we use such data.
This Data Protection Statement does not apply to websites accessible via hyperlinks on this websites.
Server Data / Log files
Every time you access our web pages, usage data are transferred through your specific web browser and stored in the form of protocol files (known as server log files). The datasets stored in this way contain the following data
- The domain from which the user is accessing the website
- Date and time of access
- IP address of the accessing computer
- Website(s) which the user is visiting in the context of the offering
- Amount of data transferred; browser type and version
- Operating system used; name of internet service provider
- Indication of whether access was successful
These log file datasets are analyzed in anonymized form, to improve the offering and make it more user-friendly, to identify and resolve errors, and to control server workloads.
Contact our company
We will use your data for the purpose of replying to your request. The processing and use of your data is based on statutory provisions which justify those operations on the grounds that the processing is necessary for processing your request. If you have not given consent to a longer storage duration e.g. in the course of our stakeholder relationship management we will store the data for six month in order to fulfill the aforementioned purpose or as long as required in case any statutory retention obligation applies.
Your Data Subject Rights
At any time, you may assert the right to access your data. Additionally, provided that the respective requirements are met, you may assert the following rights:
- Right to rectification
- Right to erasure
- Right to restriction of processing
- Right to lodge a complaint with the respectively competent data protection supervisory authority
- Right to data portability (as of May 25th 2018)
Who receives personal data?
In general, personal data is processed inside our company. Only specific departments/organizational units can access personal data, depending on its nature. They include in particular the specialist departments tasked with providing our digital offerings (e.g. Websites) or the described business processes, and our IT department. A role and authorization concept restricts access at our company to the functions and the scope required for the purpose for which the data is processed.
We have taken extensive technical and organizational measures to secure your data against potential risks, such as unauthorized login or access, unauthorized perusal, amendment or distribution, as well as against loss, deletion or misuse. In order to protect your personal data against unauthorized access by third parties when being transmitted, we secure data transmissions, if necessary, using SSL encryption. This is a standard encryption procedure for online services, particularly for the Internet.
Cookies are small files that your browser stores on your PC in a directory designated specifically for this purpose. These cookies can be used e.g. to find out whether you have already visited a website. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. Nevertheless, you can change the settings in your browser, so that no cookies can be stored or so that your explicit agreement is required before any cookies are stored. You can also delete previously set cookies at any time. Please note that disabling cookies may result in your use of our website being restricted.
Cookies do lots of different and useful jobs, such as remembering your preferences, generally improving your online experience, and helping us to offer you the best product and services.
There are many ways to manage your cookies:
- You can refuse your consent;
- You can disable cookies by use of your browser settings (see how here); or
- Control via your browser settings
Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies.
If you do not want our websites to store cookies on your device, you can
change your browser settings so that you receive a warning before certain
cookies are stored. You can also adjust your settings so that your browser
refuses most of our cookies or only certain cookies from third parties.
You can also withdraw your consent to cookies by deleting the cookies that
have already been stored.
The procedures for changing your settings and cookies differ from browser to browser. If necessary, use the help function on your browser or click on one of the links below to go directly to the user manual for your browser.
Further social Networks:
To sites operated by us on other social networks such as Facebook, Instagram,
Twitter, etc. there is no data exchange. It is up to you to click on the
To share content on our website in social networks, it is necessary that you copy the link in the address bar of the browser, go to the page you want and paste the copied link there.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA.
On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking). https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Here's more information on data usage by Google Inc .: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en