The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very
seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance
with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.
Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal
data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection
Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also
explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.
We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail
communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data
against third party access.
General information on the legal basis for the data processing on this website
If you have consented to data processing, we process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR or Art. 9 (2)(a) GDPR, if special categories of data are processed according to Art. 9 (1) DSGVO. In the case of explicit
consent to the transfer of personal data to third countries, the data processing is also based on Art. 49 (1)(a) GDPR. If you have consented to the storage of cookies or to the access to information in your end device (e.g., via
device fingerprinting), the data processing is additionally based on § 25 (1) TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time. If your data is required for the fulfillment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual
measures, we process your data on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR. Furthermore, if your data is required for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, we process it on the basis of Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR. Furthermore, the data processing
Recording of data and purpose of data usage on this website
A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website.
Other data may be used to analyse your user patterns. The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so called server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically.
The information comprises:
- The type and version of browser used
- The used operating system
- Referrer URL
- The hostname of the accessing computer
- The time of the server inquiry
- The IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources. This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website
has a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the
operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.
Contact by phone, fax or e-mail
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal
data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your
request. We do not pass these data on without your consent.
These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR if your inquiry is related to
the fulfillment of a contract or is required for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In
all other cases, the data are processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in the effective
handling of inquiries submitted to us (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on the basis of your
consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR) if it has been obtained.
The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete,
revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after
completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention
periods - remain unaffected.
Our websites and pages use what the industry refers to as “cookies.” Cookies are small text
files that do not cause any damage to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the
duration of a session (session cookies) or they are permanently archived on your device
(permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted once you terminate your visit.
Permanent cookies remain archived on your device until you actively delete them or they are
automatically eradicated by your web browser.
In some cases it is possible that third party cookies are 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 the processing of payment services).
Cookies have a variety of functions. Many cookies are technically essential since certain
website functions would not work in the absence of the cookies (e.g. the shopping cart
function or the display of videos). The purpose of other cookies may be the analysis of user
patterns or the display of promotional messages.
Cookies, which are required for the performance of electronic communication transactions
(required cookies) or for the provision of certain functions you want 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 insights into the web audience), shall be
stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, unless a different legal basis is cited. The
operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure the
technically error free and optimized provision of the operator’s services. If your consent to the
storage of the 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 may be revoked at any
You have the option to set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified any
time cookies are placed and to permit the acceptance of cookies only in specific cases. You
may also exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general or activate the delete
function for the automatic eradication of cookies when the browser closes. 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 separately notify you in conjunction with this Data Protection Policy and, if applicable,
ask for your consent.
Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). Personal data collected on this
website are stored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not limited to, IP
addresses, contact requests, metadata and communications, contract information, contact
information, names, web page access, and other data generated through a web site.
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 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 fulfil its performance
obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to such data.
a) Script libraries
To present our content visually appealing in a wide variety of browsertypes, we use script and font libraries e.g. Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). Google Webfonts are transfered into the cache of your browser
to avoid multiple data-transfers. If your browser does not support or restricts Google Webfonts, our content is displayed in a standard typefont.
This Website uses the API (programming interface) of OpenStreetMap to display geographic information visually. OpenStreetMap is provided by the OpenStreetMap Foundation under the Open Data Commons (ODbL).
Further information regarding data processing and the provacy policy of OpenStreetMap: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy
Information about, rectification and eradication of data
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time
demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as
the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data
rectified or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions
about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address provided in
the section 'Legal Notice' on top of this page.
Right to demand processing restrictions
You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time. The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the
In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we
restrict the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
- If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its
If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a
restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect
the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.
Revocation of your consent to the processing of data
A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express
consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all
you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without
prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
Last update: March 2023