Our website may be used without entering personal information. We
respect your concerns about privacy and value the relationship that
we have with you.
Therefore we process your data exclusively on the basis of the legal
important aspects of data processing within our website.
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
- 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
- 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.
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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
- 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.
This website uses the Google Maps product of Google Inc. By using
this site, you consent to the collection, processing and use of the
automated data collected by Google Inc, its agents and third parties.
When using these plugins (for example, clicking the ‘Play’ button on
a video or leaving a comment), this information is attributed to your
Googleuser account, which you can prevent by logging out of your account
This website uses plugins from Youtube.de/Youtube.com which is operated
by Youtube, LLC (901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA). If you
visit a website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes
a direct connection with the YouTube servers. These plugins transfer
data to the YouTube servers about which websites you have visited. If
you are logged in as a member of YouTube, YouTube attributes this information
to each of your personal user accounts on these platforms. When using
these plugins (for example, clicking the ‘Play’ button on a video or
leaving a comment), this information is attributed to your YouTube user
account, which you can prevent by logging out of your account before
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 links offered..
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
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 data transmitted by your browser as part of
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
The storage of cookies by Google Analytics has been blocked!
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).
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