Privacy policy

Responsible person for the purpose of the data protection law, especially the EU general data protection regulation (GDPR) is:
Wolfgang Wittig, data protection officer

Your individual rights

You can exercise the following rights by contacting our data protection officer under the stated contact details at any time:

  • Right of information about your data stored by us and their processing (sec. 15 GDPR),
  • Right to rectification of false personal data (sec.16 GDPR),
  • Right to erasure of your data stored by us (sec.17 GDPR),
  • Right to restriction of data processing provided we are not yet allowed to delete your data on the basis of our legal obligation (sec. 18 GDPR),
  • Right to object to the processing of your data by us (sec. 21 GDPR) and
  • Data portability provided you have given your consent to data processing or have entered into a contract with us (sec. 20 GDPR).

If you have given your consent you can revoke the same with future effect at any time.
You can file a claim with a regulatory body at any time, e.g. with the competent regulatory body of the federal state of your place of residence or with the competent authority which is responsible for our concerns.
Please refer to the following link for a list of the regulatory bodies (for the non-public sector), including address:
https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Collection of general information when visiting our website

Type and purpose of processing:
When you visit our website, i.e. if you do not sign up or transmit any other information, general information is automatically collected. Such information (server log files) include amongst others, the type of the web browser, the operation system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address and similar data.

These are especially processed for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring an easy connection set-up of the website,
  • Ensuring an unobstructed use of our website,
  • Analysis of system safety and stability as well as for further
  • administrative purposes.

We do not use your data for purposes of personal identification. Such type of information may be used by us for statistical analysis in order to optimise our internet presence and the supporting technology.

Legal basis:
The processing is carried out according to sec. 6, subsection1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest to improve the stability and functionality of our website.

Recipients:
Recipients of the data may be technical service providers which act as contract data processors in relation with the operation and maintenance of our website.

Storage period:
Data are deleted as soon as these are no longer needed for the purpose of collection. This generally applies to data which are used for the provision of the website when the corresponding session has ended.

Necessary or required provision:
The provision of the above personal data is neither legally nor contractually stipulated. The service and the functionality of our website are, however, not guaranteed without the IP address. In addition, individual services may not be available or are limited. For this reason, an objection is excluded.

Cookies

Type and purpose of processing:
Like many other websites we also use so-called „Cookies“. Cookies are small text files that can be stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone etc.) when visiting our websites.
In this way we receive certain data, such as, e.g., IP address, the browser and the operation system used.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to transfer viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in Cookies we can make the navigation easier for you and facilitate the correct display of our websites.
In no event will we forward the data collected by us to third parties or establish a link to personal data without your consent.
Generally, you might as well view our website without using cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate the use of Cookies through the settings in your browser at any time. Please use the help functions of your Internet browser to learn more about how to change these settings. Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of Cookies.

Storage period and Cookies used:
If you permit us to use Cookies through your browser settings or by giving your consent the following Cookies may be used on our website:
You can delete individual Cookies or all Cookies through your browser settings. Further you will receive information and instructions on how Cookies may be deleted or their storage may be blocked in advance.

Depending on the provider of your browser you can find the necessary information under the following links:

Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=de
Opera: https://www.opera.com/help
Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH17191?locale=de_DE&viewlocale=en_US

Rendering of fee-based services

Type and purpose of processing:
In respect of the rendering of fee-based services we require additional data, e.g. payment information, in order to be able to fulfil your order.

Legal basis:
The processing of data required for the conclusion of the contract is based on sec. 6, subsection 1 lit. b GDPR.

Recipients:
Recipients of the data may be contract data processors.

Storage period:
We save such data in our system until the legal retention periods have expired. These periods generally are 6 or 10 years for reasons of orderly accounting and tax law requirements.

Necessary or required provision:
The provision of your personal data is voluntary. We cannot give you access to our offered contents and services without the provision of your personal data.

Contact form

Type and purpose of processing:
The data you entered are stored for the purpose of communicating with you individually. For such purpose, your valid email address and your name are required. These are used to allocate your request and the subsequent response to the same. The giving of additional data is optional.

Legal basis:
The processing of the data entered in the contact form is carried out on the basis of a legitimate interest (sec. 6, subsection 1 lit. f GDPR). Through the provision of the contact form we would like to enable you to easily contact us. The data stated by you will be stored for the further processing of your request as well as for possible further questions.
If you contact us in order to request a proposal the data entered in the contact form is processed in order to carry out pre-contractual measures (sec. 6, subsection 1 lit. b GDPR).

Recipients:
Recipients of the data may be contract data processors.

Storage period:
Data are deleted 6 months following the processing of the request at the latest. If a contract is concluded we are subject to the legal retention periods in accordance with the German commercial code (HGB) and will delete your data after these periods have expired.

Necessary or required provision:
The provision of your personal data is voluntary. We can, however, process your request only if you give us your name, email address and the reason for the request.

Use of Google Analytics

Type and purpose of processing:
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (in the following “Google”). Google Analytics uses “Cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse 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. Based on the activation of the IP anonymisation on these websites your IP address will be previously shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area. The complete IP address will be transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and shortened only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, 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. Your IP address collected by Google Analytics via your browser will not be associated with any other data held by Google. The purposes of data processing include the evaluation of the use of the website and compiling reports on website activities. Additional associated services are to be rendered based on the use of this website and of the Internet.

Legal basis:
The processing of data is carried out on the basis of a consent given by the user (sec. 6, subsection 1 lit. a GDPR).

Recipients:
Recipient of the data is Google as contract data processor. To this purpose, a contract data processing agreement has been made with Google.

Storage period:
The deletion of data is carried out as soon as these are no longer needed for our recording activities.

Third-country transfer:
Google processes your data in the USA and has subjected itself to the EU_US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Necessary or required provision:
The provision of your personal data is voluntary and based on your consent only. If you deny the data access the functionality of the website may be limited.

Revoking your consent:
You can prevent Cookies from being stored through the corresponding setting in your browser software; but please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website. Further you can prevent that the data created by Cookies and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) is collected or processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugins provided by the following link: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on you can deactivate the tracking by Google Analytics on our websites by clicking on this link. In doing this, an opt-out Cookie is installed on your device. This prevents Google Analytics from collecting data from this website and in this browser in the future as long as the Cookie remains installed in your browser.

Profiling:
By means of the tracking tools of Google Analytics the behaviour of the visitor of the website can be analysed and the interests assessed. To this purpose we create an alias user profile.

Use von Google Maps

Type and purpose of processing:
This website uses the offer of Google Maps. Google Maps is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (in the following „Google“). This enables us to provide you with interactive maps directly on our website and to facilitate a comfortable use of the maps function.
Further information on the data processing by Google are available under Google Privacy Policy where you can change your personal data protection settings in the data protection centre.
You can find detailed instructions for data self-management in relation with Google products here.

Legal basis:
Your consent forms the legal basis for the integration of Google Maps and the associated data transfer to Google (sec. 6, subsection 1 lit. a GDPR).

Recipients:
By visiting our website, Google receives the information that you have opened the corresponding sub-page of our website. This happens independently, regardless of whether Google provides a user account via which you are logged in or whether you have no user account. If you are logged in via Google your data are directly allocated to your account.
If you do not wish that information is allocated to your Google profile you have to log out Google prior to activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles for advertising, marketing, market research and/or the appropriate design of its website. Such an analysis especially takes place (even with users not logged in) to provide appropriate advertising and to inform other users of the social network of your activities on our website. You have the right to oppose to the establishing of such user profiles; the exercise of this right has to be addressed directly to Google.

Storage period:
We do not collect personal data by integrating Google Maps.

Third-country transfer:
Google processes your data in the USA and has subjected itself to the EU_US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Revoking your consent:
If you do not wish that Google collects, processes or uses data gained from our Internet presence you can deactivate JavaScript in your browser settings. In this case you may have limited access to our website or none at all.

Necessary or required provision:
The provision of your personal data is voluntary and based on your consent only. If you deny the access the functionality of the website may be limited.

SSL encryption

In order to protect the safety of your data we use corresponding state of the art encryption procedures (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Change of our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt our privacy policy to fulfil the current legal requirements at all times or to implement changes to our services, e.g. the introduction of new services, in the privacy policy. When you visit our website again the new privacy policy will apply.

Questions to the data protection officer

If you have any questions with regard to data protection, please send us an email or contact our data protection officer directly:
Wolfgang Wittig, Uelzener Weg 27, 59425 Unna, Germany

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