1. An overview of data protection
The following information will provide you with an overview of what will happen to your personal data when you visit this website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to identify you personally. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our Data Protection Statement, which we have included below this copy.
Registration of data on this website
who is responsible for recording data on this website (i.e., the “controller”)?
Data on this website is processed by the website operator, whose contact information is available in the “Information required by law” section of this website.
how do we collect your data?
We collect your data as a result of you sharing your data with us. This may be, for example, the information you enter on our contact form.
Other data will be recorded by our computer systems automatically or after you consent to their recording during your visit to the website. This data mainly comprises technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time of access to the site). This information is automatically recorded when you access this website.
for what purposes do we use your data?
Some of the information is generated to ensure the error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your usage patterns.
what rights do you have in relation to your data?
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipients and purposes of your stored personal data at any time, without having to pay a fee for such disclosure. You also have the right to demand that your data be rectified or erased. If you have consented to data processing, you have the option to revoke this consent at any time, which will affect all future data processing. In addition, you have the right to demand that the processing of your data be restricted in certain circumstances. In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory body.
Please feel free to contact us at any time, at the address indicated in the “Information required by law” section of this website, if you have questions about this or other data protection issues.
Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties
There is a possibility that your browsing patterns are statistically analyzed when you visit this website. These analyses are mainly carried out using cookies and what we call analysis programs.
For detailed information about these analytics programs, please see our Data Protection Statement below.
2. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). Personal data collected on this website is stored on the host’s servers. This may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, metadata and communications, contract information, contact information, names, web page access and other data generated through a website.
The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of the secure, fast and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).
Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfill its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to such data.
Execution of a data processing contract
In order to ensure processing in accordance with the data protection regulations, we have entered into an order processing contract with our host.
We use the “Cloudflare” service provided by Cloudflare Inc, 101 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Cloudflare”).
We have entered into a contract processing agreement with Cloudflare. Cloudflare is also a certified participant of the “EU-US Privacy Shield Framework” Cloudflare has committed to process all personal data originating from European Union (EU) member states in accordance with the “Privacy Shield Framework”
The use of Cloudflare is based on our legitimate interest in a provision of our website offering as error-free and secure as possible (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR).
For more information about Cloudflare’s security precautions and data privacy policies, please follow this link: https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/.
3. General information and mandatory information
The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Therefore, we treat your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the legal data protection regulations and this Data Protection Statement.
Whenever you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal data includes data that can be used to identify you personally. This Data Protection Statement explains what data we collect, as well as the purposes for which we use it. It also explains how and for what purpose the information is collected.
Please note that data transmission over the Internet (i.e., through e-mail communications) may be prone to security breaches. It is not possible to completely protect data against access by third parties.
Information about the data controller (referred to as “controller” in the GDPR)
The controller responsible for the data processing on this website is
Phone: +49 1590 2174760
Email: [email protected]
The data controller is the natural or legal person who, alone or together with others, makes decisions about the purposes and resources of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
A wide range of data processing operations is only possible with your express consent. You can also revoke any consent you have given us at any time. To do so, all you have to do is send us an informal notification by e-mail. This is without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that has occurred prior to your revocation.
Right to object to data collection in special cases; right to object to direct marketing (art. 21 GDPR)
IN CASE THE DATA ARE PROCESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 SECTION 1 LIT. E OR F OF THE GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON GROUNDS RELATING TO YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. TO DETERMINE THE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH ANY DATA PROCESSING IS BASED, PLEASE REFER TO THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU REGISTER AN OBJECTION, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING YOUR PERSONAL DATA CONCERNED, UNLESS WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE COMPELLING PROTECTION GROUNDS FOR PROCESSING YOUR DATA, WHICH OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PURPOSE OF THE PROCESSING IS THE ASSERTION, EXERCISE OR DEFENSE OF LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21, SECT. 1 OF THE GDPR).
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA ARE PROCESSED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA CONCERNED FOR SUCH MARKETING PURPOSES. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING INSOFAR AS IT IS RELATED TO SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21, SECT. 2 OF THE GDPR).
Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory agency
In the event of a breach of the GDPR, data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the Member State in which they have their habitual residence, their place of work or in the place where the alleged breach has occurred. The right to lodge a complaint is in force independently of any other administrative or judicial procedure available as a legal remedy.
Right to data portability
You have the right to demand that we deliver to you or a third party, in a commonly used, machine-readable format, all data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or to fulfill a contract. If you require direct transfer of the data to another data controller, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of sensitive content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you send us as a website operator, this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by checking if the browser address line changes from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the padlock icon in the browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, rectification and erasure of data
Within the scope of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to demand at any time information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have the right to have your data corrected or deleted. If you have any questions about this or any other personal data issues, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address indicated in the “Information required by law” section
Right to demand restrictions on processing
You have the right to request restrictions on the processing of your personal data. To do so, you can contact us at any time at the address provided in the section “Information required by law” The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:
- In case you contest the accuracy of your data stored by us, we will normally need some time to verify this claim. For the duration of this investigation, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data was/is carried out unlawfully, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data instead of demanding the erasure of your data.
- If we no longer need your personal data and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal rights, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its erasure.
- If you have filed an objection in accordance with Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and ours will have to be weighed up. As long as it is not determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data – with the exception of archiving – may only be processed with your consent or in order to claim, exercise or defend legal rights or to protect the rights of other natural or legal persons or for important reasons of public interest cited by the European Union or an EU Member State.
Unsolicited e-mail rejection
We hereby object to the use of the contact information published together with the mandatory information to be provided in the section “Information required by law” to send us promotional and informational material that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this website and its pages reserve the express right to take legal action in case of unsolicited sending of promotional information, e.g. through SPAM messages.
4. Registration of data on this website
Our websites and web pages use what the industry calls “cookies” Cookies are small text files that do not cause any harm to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently stored on your device (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted when you end your visit. Persistent cookies remain stored on your device until you actively delete them or they are automatically eradicated by your web browser.
In some cases third party cookies may be stored on your device once you enter our site (third party cookies). These cookies enable you or us to take advantage of certain services offered by the third party (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).
Cookies have a variety of functions. Many cookies are technically essential, as certain functions of the website would not work in the absence of cookies (e.g., the shopping cart function or the display of videos). The purpose of other cookies may be to analyze user patterns or to display promotional messages.
Cookies that are necessary for the completion of electronic communication transactions (mandatory cookies) or for the provision of certain functions you wish to use (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping cart function) or those that are necessary for the optimization of the website (e.g. cookies that provide measurable information about the web audience), will be stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, unless a different legal basis is cited. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error-free and optimized provision of the operator’s services. If your consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the respective cookies are stored exclusively on the basis of the consent obtained (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR); this consent can be revoked at any time.
You have the option to configure your browser in such a way that you are notified each time cookies are placed and to allow the acceptance of cookies only in specific cases. You can also exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general, or activate the delete function for automatic eradication of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functions of this website may be limited.
In the event that third-party cookies are used or if cookies are used for analytical purposes, we will notify you separately along with this Data Protection Policy and, if applicable, ask for your consent.
Cookies on this site
Server log files
The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically communicates to us. The information includes:
- The type and version of the browser used
- The operating system used
- The referring URL
- The host name of the accessing computer
- The time of the server query
- IP address
These data are not combined with other data sources.
These data are recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free representation and optimization of the operator’s website. For this purpose, it is necessary to record the server log files.
The comment function on this website
When you use the comment function on this website, information about the time the comment was generated and your e-mail address and, if you do not post anonymously, the user name you have selected, will be archived in addition to your comments.
IP address storage
Our comment feature stores the IP addresses of all users who post comments. Since we do not review comments before posting them, we need this information to take action against the author in case of rights violations, such as defamation or propaganda.
Subscription to comments
As a user of this website, you have the option to subscribe to comments after you have registered. You will receive a confirmation e-mail, the purpose of which is to verify that you are the actual owner of the e-mail address provided. You can deactivate this function at any time by following the corresponding link in the information emails. In this case, the data entered in connection with subscriptions to comments will be deleted. However, if you have communicated this information to us for other purposes and from a different location (e.g. by subscribing to the newsletter), the data will remain in our possession.
Storage period of comments
Comments and any associated information (e.g. IP address) will be stored by us and will remain on this website until the content to which the comment pertained has been removed in its entirety or if the comments had to be removed for legal reasons (e.g. insulting comments).
Comments are stored on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke any consent you have given us at any time. To do so, all you have to do is send us an informal notification by email. This will be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that has occurred prior to your revocation.
5. Analytics and advertising tools
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of the use of the website by users. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in analyzing user patterns in order to optimize both the services offered online and the operator’s advertising activities. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement for the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
On this website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. As a result, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states that have ratified the Convention on the European Economic Area before transmission to the United States. The full IP address will be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the USA and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of this website, to generate reports about website activities and to provide other services to the operator of this website related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted in conjunction with Google Analytics from your browser will not be merged with other data held by Google.
You have the option of preventing the filing of cookies by making the relevant changes to your browser software settings. However, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. In addition, you have the option to prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Opposition to data collection
You have the option to prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will result in the placement of an opt-out cookie, which prevents the recording of your data during future visits to this website: Deactivation of Google Analytics.
For more information on the processing of user data by Google Analytics, please refer to Google’s Data Privacy Statement at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
Contractual data processing
We have entered into a contractual data processing agreement with Google and apply the strict provisions of the German data protection agencies to the fullest extent when using Google Analytics.
Demographic parameters provided by Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographic parameters” function provided by Google Analytics. It enables the generation of reports that provide information about the age, gender and interests of website visitors. The sources of this information are interest-related advertising from Google as well as visitor data obtained from third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You have the option of deactivating this function at any time by making the relevant changes to the advertising settings in your Google account or, in general, you can prohibit the recording of your data by Google Analytics, as explained in the section “Objection to data recording”.
User- or incidence-level data stored by Google linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising IDs) will be anonymized or deleted after 26 months. For more details, click on the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=en
Google AdSense (non-customized)
This website uses Google AdSense, an ad insertion service provided by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
We use Google AdSense in “non-personalized” mode. Unlike in personalized mode, ads are not based on your past usage patterns and the service does not generate a user profile for you. Instead, the service uses so-called “contextual information” to choose which ads are served for you to see. The ads selected are based on, for example, your location, the content of the website you are currently visiting or the search terms you are using. To learn more about the differences between Google AdSense custom targeting and non-personalized targeting, click the following link: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/9007336.
Please note that even the use of Google Adsense non-customized mode involves the possible filing of cookies. According to Google, these cookies are used to combat fraud and misuse. These cookies will remain on your device until you delete them.
The use of Google Adsense in non-personalized mode is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDRP. We have a justified interest in analyzing user patterns in order to be able to optimize both the presentation of our website and our promotional activities. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement for the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
Google is certified in accordance with the “EU-US Privacy Shield”. The Privacy Shield agreement was executed between the European Union and the United States with the aim of ensuring that European data protection standards are met in relation to data processing in the United States. Any company certified under the Privacy Shield regulation commits to comply with these data protection standards.
You have the option to independently adjust the advertising settings in your user account. To do so, click on the link provided below and log in: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on this website, we will need an email address from you, as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you consent to receive the newsletter. No further data will be collected or will only be collected on a voluntary basis. We will use such data only for the purpose of sending the requested information and will not share it with third parties.
The processing of the data entered in the newsletter subscription form will be carried out exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke the consent you have given to the data archiving, the e-mail address and the use of this information for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. This is without prejudice to the legality of the data processing operations that have taken place to date.
Data deposited with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter or the newsletter service provider and will be deleted from the newsletter distribution list after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data stored for other purposes with us will not be affected.
After you unsubscribe from the newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address may be stored by us or the newsletter service provider in a blacklist to prevent future mailings. The blacklist data is only used for this purpose and is not merged with other data. This serves both your interests and ours in order to comply with legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR). Storage on the blacklist is indefinite. You can object to storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.
7. Plug-ins and tools
YouTube with extended data protection integration
Our website incorporates videos from the YouTube website. The operator of the website is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
We use YouTube in the extended data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, this does not necessarily mean that data exchange with YouTube partners can be ruled out as a result of the extended data protection mode. For example, regardless of whether you are watching a video, YouTube will always establish a connection to the Google DoubleClick network.
As soon as you start playing a YouTube video on this website, a connection will be established with YouTube’s servers. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account while visiting our site, you allow YouTube to directly assign your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
In addition, after you have started playing a video, YouTube may place various cookies on your device. With the help of these cookies, YouTube will be able to obtain information about visitors to our website. Among other things, this information will be used to generate video statistics in order to improve the usability of the site and to prevent fraud attempts. These cookies will remain on your device until you delete them.
In certain circumstances, additional data processing operations may be triggered after you have started playing a YouTube video, which are beyond our control.
The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an attractive way. According to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest. If a corresponding agreement has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Sec. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
8. Online marketing and partner programs
Amazon Partner Program
The data is stored and analyzed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the correct calculation of the operator’s affiliate compensation. If a respective declaration of consent (e.g. consent to cookie archiving) has been obtained, the data will be processed exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDDPR. Such consent can be revoked at any time.
For more information on Amazon’s use of data, please refer to Amazon’s Data Privacy Statement at the following link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=footer_privacy?ie=UTF8&nodeId=468496.