We take protecting your data seriouslyWe take protecting your data seriously

We are delighted that you are interested in our company and our products / services. We take protecting your personal data very seriously, and we want you to feel secure with regard to the information you give us when you visit our website. For us, complying with German data security law is a matter of course.

We want you to know what data we collect while you are visiting our website, when we collect it and how we use this information. We have taken technical and organisational measures that ensure that data protection regulations are observed by us.

Personal dataPersonal data

Personal data is information about your identity. This includes your name, your address and telephone number, and your email address. You don't have to divulge personal information in order to be able to use our internet site. But in some cases we need your name and address, and further information so that we can provide you with the services you require.

The same applies when we want to give you information material or supply you with goods you have ordered, or when we need to answer your questions. We will always tell you when this is necessary. Also, we only store or process data that you have provided us with either voluntarily or automatically.

If you use one of our services, we usually only take the data that is necessary to provide you with the service you require. We may ask you for further information, but this is voluntary. Whenever we process personal data, we do it to provide you with the service you required or to fulfil our legitimate commercial interests.

Using your personal dataUsing your personal data

The personal data you make available to us is generally used to answer your queries, process your orders, and to make certain offers and information available to you. For the maintenance of customer relations it may also be necessary for us, or a service company under contract with us, to use your data to inform you about products that are useful for your business activities, to conduct online surveys, to help us to better meet your expectations and demands.

Of course we respect it if you wish not to yield your personal data for the optimisation of our customer relations (market research, direct marketing, etc.). We will neither sell your personal data to third parties nor market them in any other way.

Using your personal information for specific purposesUsing your personal information for specific purposes

We will collect, process, and use data transmitted online exclusively for the purposes we have notified you about. We will not pass on your personal data to third parties  without your necessary agreement.

Personal data is only shared with public authorities and government institutions when this is stipulated by law, or when we are forced to do so by a court of law. Our staff and any service providers we work with are bound to confidentiality and to observing the regulations of the Federal German Data Protection laws.

Automatically collected non-personal dataAutomatically collected non-personal data

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 information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . 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. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

CookiesCookies

When you visit one of our web sites, we may place information in the form of a "cookie" on your computer. Cookies are small text files which are sent from a web server to your browser and stored onto your computer's hard disk. 

No personal information regarding the user is stored, only the internet protocol and address. This information allows us to automatically recognize you on your next visit to our websites, and to facilitate your navigation of our site. Cookies allow us for example to adjust web pages to your interests and to safe your password so that you do not have to type it every time you visit our site.

Naturally you may also look at our web content without using cookies. If you do not want us to recognize your computer, you may block the saving of cookies to your hard disk by setting your browser to "do not accept cookies" (phrase may vary with every web browser). To learn how this functions in detail, please consult the manual provided by your browser manufacturer. However, if you do not accept cookies this may lead to certain reductions in functionality with respect to our web content. 

 

ChildrenChildren

Persons under the age of 18 may not submit data to us without the permission of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request, collect or pass on to third parties any personal information from children or young people.

Amendments to our data protection regulationsAmendments to our data protection regulations

We reserve the right to amend our security und data protection measures, insofar as this becomes necessary due to technical developments. In these cases, we will also amend our notices on data protection accordingly. Please note therefore the respective most current version of our data protection statement.

 

LinksLinks

If you use external links, provided on our websites, this data privacy statement does not cover those links. When we offer links, we attempt to ensure that they, too, meet our data protection and security standards. However, we have no influence on the compliance of other providers with data privacy regulations. Therefore you should inform yourself on the web pages of the other providers about the data privacy statements that apply there.