Data Privacy Statement


1 Your privacy is our top priority

 

Thank you for the interest you have shown in our company and our products and services. We also want you to feel secure about the protection of your personal data when visiting our websites. This is something we take very seriously. We endeavour to adhere to the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act at all times. We want you to know what data we collect and when and how we use it. We have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that the data protection regulations are adhered to both by us and external service providers.

 

2 Personal data

 

Personal data is information on your identity. This includes details such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. You do not have to disclose any personal data to use our websites. However, in certain cases, we will need your name and address as well as further data so that we may provide the services requested. This applies, for example, to dispatching information material and goods ordered with us or to answering individual queries. When this is required, we will inform you accordingly.

Furthermore, we only store and process data which you have provided us with voluntarily or automatically. If you make use of our services, we will generally only collect data that is needed to provide the services. If we ask you for more detailed information, the information in question is voluntary. The processing of personal data is carried out exclusively to fulfil the requested service and protect our own legitimate business interests.

 

3 Use for an intended purpose

 

We will only collect, process and use the personal data provided for the purposes intended. Your data will not be sold or rented to third parties. We will only transfer your personal data to third parties if an official or legal order is in place, if it is required for the performance of the contract or credit protection or if you have given your express consent.

Our employees and the service providers appointed by us are bound by a duty of confidentiality and must adhere to the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act. Your data will not be used for the advertising or market research of third parties unless you have given your express consent.

 

4 Non-personal data which is recorded automatically

 

When using our websites, the following data will be stored in the "Webtrends" and "Google Analytics" tracking systems for organisational and technical reasons (See Point 6): the names of the accessed pages, the browsers used and the operating system, date and time of access, search engines used, names of downloaded files and their IP address. We evaluate this technical data anonymously and solely for statistical purposes in order to constantly enhance our web presence and to be able to make our websites even more attractive for you. This anonymous data cannot be traced back to a certain person. This means that your personal data and privacy are protected.

 

5 The use of cookies

 

If you visit one of our websites, we may store information on your computer in the form of a cookie. Cookies are small text files which are sent from a web server to your browser and stored on the hard drive of your computer. This information is intended to help us automatically recognise you on your next visit to our websites and to make navigation easier.

Cookies allow us to, for example, adapt a website to your interests. You can, of course, also view our websites without cookies. If you do not want us to recognise your computer, you can prevent the saving of cookies on your hard drive by choosing "Accept no cookies" in your browser settings. For full details on how this works, please refer to the instructions of your browser manufacturer. If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use all the available functions of our website.

 

6 Website analysis

6.1 Google Analytics

 

Parts of our website use the Google Analytics analysis service. This web analysis service is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter abbreviated to: Google). This analysis tool functions on the basis of cookies. A cookie is a text file which is sent when a website is visited and temporarily stored on the hard drive of the website user in order to enable an analysis to be conducted of your website use. The information stored by the cookie is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and then stored there.

In order to make it anonymous, your Google IP address will be shortened beforehand within an EU member state or another contracting state of the EEA Treaty. Google will use the transferred information on our behalf in order to produce a report on the use of the website. The IP address transferred by Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. If you want to prevent cookies from being used, you can do this by changing your settings locally in the Internet browser used on your computer (e.g. Safari, Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox, etc.); the program used to open and display websites. You may also prevent your data from being recorded and processed by the Google cookie by downloading and installing a browser plugin offered by Google under the following link:

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

 

6.2 Webtrends Analytics

 

We use Webtrends Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Webtrends EMEA Acquisition ltd. / Webtrends Inc., 851 SW 6th Ave., Suite 1600, Portland, Oregon, 97206. Webtrends Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files located on your computer which allows the analysis of use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is then transferred to our servers and stored there.

We use this information to evaluate your use of our website in order to compile reports on various website activities. The access data is collected anonymously so that you are not able to become personally identifiable. This is done in particular by the anonymisation of the IP address.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; We would point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. Data collection and storage can be cancelled at any time to prevent it from occurring in the future via the following opt-out link: ondemand.webtrends.com/support/optout.asp

 

6.3 ADFORM

 

We use technology from ADFORM (Hovedvagtsgade 6, 1103 Copenhagen, Denmark) on this website. In conjunction with online marketing measures, a cookie will be stored on your computer for post tracking if you click on an advertisement or gain access to this website through an advertisement.

ADFORM does not store personal data such as your name, e-mail addresses or other personal information by inserting cookies. All information is made anonymous and contains technical information such as the advertising frequency and date of advertising materials, the browser used and the installed operating system.

ADFORM operates in strict compliance with German data protection law in all data collection processes. Further information on this topic can be found here.

You can stop anonymous data from being recorded on this page

The current Internet browsers are mostly set so that cookies are accepted. This setting can be changed using the relevant browser Internet options.

 

7 Security

 

We have taken technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. All our employees and all third parties involved in data processing must adhere to the German Federal Data Protection Act and handle personal data confidentially.

When personal data is collected and processed, the information is transferred in encrypted form to prevent the data from being misused by third parties. Our assurance measures are regularly revised in line with technological developments.

 

8 General information on external links

 

For your information, you will find the links to third party sites on our website. We have no control over the content or design of external websites operated by third parties. The contents of this data privacy and protection notice do not apply in such circumstances. Please contact the relevant provider for information about their data privacy and protection provisions.

 

9 Changes to data protection provisions

 

We reserve the right to change our security and data protection provisions if this is required due to technical developments. In these cases, we will also adapt our data protection information accordingly. Please adhere to the current version of our data privacy statement.

 

10 Right of access and objection

 

You can receive information on the data we store about you at any time. You may also revoke your consent for us to collect and store your personal data at any time. Please feel free to send us an e-mail.

 

11 Data protection supervisor

 

If you have further questions about our information on data protection and the processing of your personal data, you can contact our data protection supervisor directly.

 

Competent supervisory authority:

Bayerisches Landesamt fĂĽr Datenschutzaufsicht

Promenade 27 (Schloss)

91522 Ansbach

 

 

Bad Staffelstein, June 2016