1. Data protection at-a-glance
The following information provides a general overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data means any data which allows you to be personally identified. For detailed information about data protection, please refer to the Data Protection Statement which follows this text.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You will find contact details of the website operator in the imprint to this website.
How do we collect your data?
Your data are collected, firstly, on the basis of the fact that you have submitted them to us. In this case the data could be data which, for example, you have entered in a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit our website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or the time at which you visit our website). These data are collected automatically as soon as you visit our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data are collected to ensure the trouble-free provision of the website. Other data may be used for the analysis of your user behaviour.
What are your rights with regard to your data?
You have the right to obtain information at any time and free of charge about the origin, recipients and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to obtain the rectification, blocking or erasure of these data. In this regard and if you have any further questions relating to data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. Furthermore, you also have the right to lodge a complaint to the competent supervisory authority.
Analytical tools and tools of third-party providers
When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour may be statistically analysed. This is mainly carried out using cookies and so-called analytical programs. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is generally performed anonymously; your surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information is provided in the following Data Protection Statement.
You can object to this analysis. Information about objection options is provided in this Data Protection Statement.
2. General information and mandatory information
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with statutory data protection regulations and the provisions of this Data Protection Statement.
When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data means data which allows you to be personally identified. This Data Protection Statement explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how this is done and for what reason.
We wish to inform you that data transmission in the internet (e.g. communication by email) can be associated with security gaps. It is not possible to protect such data completely against access by third parties.
Information about the controller
The controller with regard to data processing on this website is:
The controller is the operator of the website, as also named in the imprint.
73553 Alfdorf, Pfahlbronn district, GERMANY
Phone: +49 7172 93789-0
Controller means the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, determines the purpose and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, or similar).
Withdrawal of your consent to data processing
Many data processing activities are only possible if you have given your explicit consent. You have the right to withdraw your previously given consent at any time. To do so, all you have to do is send us a simple notification by email (no official form is required). The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of data processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority
In the event of any infringement of data protection regulations, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for matters relating to data protection law is the commissioner for data protection of the respective German federal state in which the company has its registered place of business. A list of the data protection commissioners and their contact details is available at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
The right to data portability
You have the right to receive data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or for the performance of a contract, per se or by sending to a third party, in a commonly used, structured and machine-readable format. If you request those data to be transmitted directly to another controller, this shall only be done where technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect confidential contents when transmitted such as, for example, enquiries or orders that you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. An encrypted connection can be recognised by the fact that the address bar in your browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and that a small padlock symbol is shown in the browser line.
When this SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Access to information, blocking, erasure
Within the framework of the applicable statutory regulations, you have the right to receive information at any time and free of charge about the personal data stored about you, the origin and recipients of your personal data and purposes of the data processing, and, where applicable, the right to the rectification, blocking or erasure of those data. In this regard and if you have any further questions relating to personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.
Objection to advertising emails
The use of the contact data, such as postal addresses, telephone or fax numbers, as well as email addresses, published in the context of our statutory obligation to publish an imprint or similar information, by third parties for the transmission of unsolicited information is not welcome and not permitted. The operators of this website reserve the express right to take legal action in the case of the unsolicited receipt of advertising, for example through spam emails.
3. Data collection on our website
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted following your visit. Other cookies remain saved on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser when you visit our website again.
Cookies which are required for electronic communication activities or for the provision of specific functions you wish to use (e.g. shopping cart function), are stored on the basis of point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure that its services are provided to optimum effect and without any technical problems. If any other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are addressed separately in this Data Protection Statement.
Server log files
The provider of the pages collects and automatically stores information in so-called server log files that your browser transmits to us automatically. These are:
Browser type and browser version
Operating system used
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of server query
These data are not merged with other data sources.
The legal basis for the data processing is provided by point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or where necessary for taking steps prior to entering a contract.
4. Social media
Facebook plugins (Like & Share buttons)
On our website we use plugins provided by the social network Facebook, the provider of which is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins can be recognised by the Facebook logo or the “Like button” on our website. You will find an overview of Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to attribute your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
You can change your data protection settings with Twitter in your account settings at twitter.com/account/settings.
5. Analytical tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer to help analyse your use of the website. The information generated by these cookies about your use of this website is normally transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored there.
Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of users’ behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that your IP address will be truncated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other states which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transfer to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information to analyse how you use the website, to generate reports about your website activities and to provide further services to the website operator associated with the use of the website and of the internet. The IP address transferred from your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the applicable setting on your browser; however, we wish to point out that this may result in the fact that you may not be able to fully utilise all functions of this website. In addition, you can refuse the transmission of data relating to your usage of the website (including your IP address) by the cookie to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to data collection
You can refuse the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This installs an opt-out cookie which prevents the collection of your data when you visit this website in future: Deactivate Google Analytics.
Contract data processing
We have concluded a contract with Google covering contract data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities with regard to the use of Google Analytics.
Demographics function of Google Analytics
This website uses the “Demographics” function of Google Analytics. This enables reports to be compiled about the age, gender and interests of the visitors to the website. This data is derived from interest-based adverts from Google and from data relating to visits from third-party providers. These data cannot be attributed to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time in the display settings in your Google account or prevent the collection of your data generally by Google Analytics, as shown in the section “Objection to data collection”.
6. Plugins and tools
On our website we use plugins from the YouTube website operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you use any of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin component, a connection with YouTube’s servers will be established. This means that the YouTube server will receive notification about which of our pages you have visited.
When you are logged into your YouTube account, you make it possible for YouTube to attribute your surfing activity directly to your personal profile. To prevent this you need to log out of your YouTube account.
We use YouTube in the interests of the attractive presentation of our website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR.
Google Web Fonts
This website uses so-called web fonts, provided by Google, for the uniform representation of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
To do this, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. As a result, Google learns that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and attractive presentation of our online services. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.
This website uses an API to use the Google Maps map service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To be able to use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary for your IP address to be stored. This information is normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. The provider of this website has no influence over this data processing.
Google Maps is used in the interests of the attractive presentation of our website and to make it easier to find the locations given on our website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR.