Section 1: Information concerning the collection of personal data
(1) The following information provides you with details concerning the collection of personal data belonging to visitors who use our website. Personal data is any information that can be specifically attributed to you, for example, name, address, email addresses, user behaviour.
(3) Should you contact us via email or using the contact form, we will save the data you share with us (your email address as well your name and telephone number, where necessary) so that we may respond to your queries. We will delete the data collected in this way once it is no longer necessary to store the data or limit the processing of data in accordance with any applicable statutory retention periods.
(4) In the event that we wish to make use of contracted service providers to fulfil certain aspects of our business offer or use your data for promotional purposes, we will provide you, in the following, with detailed information of the respective procedures. Here we will also state the established criteria used to determine the retention period.
Section 2: Your rights
(1) You have the following rights regarding our use of your personal data:
- Right to information
- Right to rectification or erasure
- Right to restriction of processing
- Right to object to processing
- Right to data portability
(2) You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority regarding our processing of your personal data.
Section 3: Collection of personal data during access to our website
(1) If the website is used only for information purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise send us information, we shall not collect personal data, except for data that your browser sends to our server. Should you wish to access our website, we collect the following data that is technically necessary for us to display our website and ensure its stability and security (the legal basis is Article 6 (1) sentence 1 point (f) GDPR).
- IP address
- Date and time of request
- Time difference respective to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of your request (specific page)
- Access status/HTTP status code
- Volume of data transferred in each case
- Website which issued the request
- Operating system and its interface
- Language and version of the browser software
(2) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies will be saved to your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and assigned to the browser you used. They send specific information to the party that sets the cookie (i.e. us in this case). Cookies cannot execute any programmes or transfer viruses to your computer. They help make the Internet offering more user-friendly and efficient as a whole.
- The website uses the following types of cookies, whose scope and mode of operation are explained in the following:
- Transient cookies (see b)
- Persistent cookies (see c)
- Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. This includes session cookies in particular. These save a so-called session ID which is used to assign the various requests made by your browser to the same session. As a result, your computer can be recognised when you visit our website again. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser window.
- Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified length of time which varies depending on the type of cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time in your browser’s security settings.
- You can configure your browser setting to suit your wishes and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website then.
- The flash cookies used are not collected by your browser but by your flash plug-in. We also use HTML5 storage objects which are stored on your device. These objects save the necessary data regardless of which browser you use and have no automatic expiry date. If you do not wish to have your flash cookies processed, you must install an relevant add-on, for example, ‘Better Privacy’ for Mozilla Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.ord/de/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/) or the Adobe Flash Killer Cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by setting your browser to private mode. We also recommend that you manually delete your cookies and browser history on a regular basis.
Section 4: Further functions and offerings on our website
(1) Apart from the use of our website purely for information purposes, we offer various services you can use if interested. To do that, you usually have to give us further personal data, which we use to provide the service in question and to which the above data processing principles apply.
(2) We sometimes also use external service providers to process your data. They have been selected and engaged by us carefully, are bound by our instructions and are controlled regularly.
(3) Where our service providers or partners are based in a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), we will notify you of the implications of these circumstances in the offer description.
Section 5: Objection or revocation of consent to processing of your data
(1) In the event that you have provided us with consent to process your data, you may revoke this right at any time. Such revocation of consent impacts the permissibility of processing of your personal data only in the time after which you have revoked your consent.
(2) If we process your personal data on the basis of a weighing on interests, you have the right to object to processing of it. This is the case whenever this processing is not necessary for the fulfilment of a contract with you, as illustrated by the following description of the respective functions. When you exercise such an objection, we ask you to give the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. If your objection is justified, we examine the circumstances and will either cease or adapt processing of the data or notify you of our compelling legitimate grounds for continuing to process it.
Section 6: Use of YouTube elements with enhanced data protection mode
Our website uses elements (videos) from YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company belonging to Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
We use YouTube’s ‘ – enhanced data protection mode – ’ for these elements. When you open a page containing an embedded video, this creates a connection to the YouTube servers and therefore displays the content on the web page via a link to your browser.
According to YouTube, in ‘ – enhanced data protection mode – ’, data is only transferred to the YouTube server, in particular concerning which of our web pages you have visited, when you watch the video. If you are simultaneously logged into YouTube, this information is then assigned to your YouTube user account. You can prevent this by logging out of your user account before visiting our website.
Section 7: Integration of Google Maps
(1) We use Google Maps services on this website. This enables us to display interactive maps directly on the website and makes it easy for you to use the map functions.
(2) When you visit the website, Google is notified that you have visited the corresponding subpage of our website. The data collected when your visit our website are also transmitted. This is done irrespectively of whether Google offers a user account and you are logged into this account or you do not have a user account. If you are logged into Google, your data will be directly associated with your account. If you do not want Google to associate your actions with your profile, you must log out first before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or designing its website to suit needs. Such an evaluation is conducted in particular (even for users who are not logged in) in order to provide advertising tailored to the user and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, however, you must contact Google in order to exercise this right.
(3) You can find more information on the purpose and scope of the collection and processing of data by the plug-in provider in the privacy policies of the provider. Here you will also find additional details concerning your relevant rights and configuration options for the protection of your privacy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB. Google also processes you personal data in the USA and is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield: