Collecting personal data happens on a voluntary basis if possible. We will also only pass this data to third-parties if we receive your explicit consent. We provide high security for especially confidential data by using SSL encryption. Nevertheless we do not want to fail to point out the general dangers of using the internet on which we do not have any influence. Especially when communicating via email personal data is not always secure and without special precautions could possibly be captured by third-parties.
2. Name and Address of the data protection officer
Name of the data protection officer:
For questions regarding data protection, please contact us via the following contact details:
Auf dem Brinkel 7
Tel.: +49 211 2398360
3. Definition of personal data
Personal data in the meaning of GDPR is all information that refers to an identified or identifiable natural person. A natural person is considered identifiable if he or she can be directly or indirectly identified by assigning an identifier such as name, ID number, location data or online ID, or if he or she can be identified by one or more special features that reveal the physic, physiologic, genetic, psychologic, economic, cultural or social identity. This personal data will only be collected if it is required in order to fulfill contracted services, for compliance with legal requirements or for one of the purposes mentioned in the following.
4. Collection of anonymized data/Log files/IP Addresses
Our website collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be the browser types and versions used, the operating system used by the accessing system, the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), the sub-websites, the date and time of access to the Internet site, an Internet protocol address (IP address), the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to deliver the content of our website correctly, optimize the content of our website, ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, we analyze anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
5. Purpose of data collection
6. Rights of data subjects
Through the above mentioned contact data of our privacy officer you can exercise the following rights at any time: disclosing your stored personal data and its purpose for processing, correcting incorrect personal data, deleting stored data, restricting the processing of personal data if we are not allowed to delete it yet in order to fulfill legal requirements, objecting the processing of personal data, withdrawing previously given consent to process data.
7. Deleting or blocking of data
By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized with the user in mind. Cookies allow us, as previously mentioned, to recognize our website users. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to utilize our website.
You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If you deactivate the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.
9. SSL encryption
To ensure the highest possible security for the transmission of your data between your web browser and our internet system we use the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encrypting technology. SSL enables an encrypted transfer of documents via the internet between web browser and web server. The URL of a website with SSL connection to your browser starts with https://.
If your current browser is not SSL-enabled you can download the most up-to-date version for the two most popular web browsers. Both products support SSL and are available for numerous operating systems. Should the configuration of your computer not permit an installation, please contact your system administrator.
10. Contact via email
If you contact us via email we will collect and process your data for the purpose of answering your request and in order to be able to pose any follow-up questions.