Data protection

Thank you for your interest in our online presence. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Therefore, we would like to inform you about data privacy within our company. It goes without saying that we observe the applicable statutory regulations of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and other data protection regulations.

You can trust us with your personal data! Digital security systems encrypt the data which is transferred to us. Our websites are protected against damage, destruction or unauthorized access by means of technical measures.

Subject Matter of Data Protection

The subject matter of data protection is personal data. According to section 3 paragraph 1 of the BDSG, this is individual information of a personal or factual nature for a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes data such as name, postal address, email address, or telephone number but also user data such as your IP address.

Scope of Data Collection and Storage

In general, you are not required to enter personal data in order to use our website. However, we may require your personal data in order to provide our services. This applies to mailing informational material or ordered goods as well as responding to individual queries.

If you commission us to provide a service or mail goods, we will collect and store your personal data only to the extent necessary for the provision of the service or the execution of the contract. It may also be necessary to forward your personal data to companies appointed by us to provide the service or process the contract. These are e.g. transport companies or
other service providers.

Once the contract has been completed, your data will be blocked and it will be deleted after expiry of deadlines as per tax-related and commercial regulations, unless you have explicitly agreed to further use of the data.

If you have subscribed to our newsletter with your email address, we will also use your email address beyond the execution of the contract for our own advertising purposes until you unsubscribe from the newsletter.

Cookies

Some of our web pages make use of so called “Cookies”. Cookies will not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. We use cookies to give you the best experience of our website in terms of usability, efficiency, and safety. Cookies are minor textfiles that are stored on your computer and saved by your internet browser.

Most of our used cookies are so called „Session Cookies“. They will be deleted at the end of your visit on our website. Other cookies might be kept on your computer until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser at your next visit.

In your browser settings you can manage your browser’s cookie behavior. You can tell your browser to inform you everytime cookies are set, allow/disallow the acceptance of cookies for any case or make exceptions for individual cases. Also, you can tell your browser to automatically delete all cookies when you close your browser. However,
when cookies are deactivated, the functionality of our website might be limited to a certain extent.

Data Collection by Google Analytics

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. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider 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 to the website provider. 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. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing a respective browser plug-in.

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Collecting and Storing Usage Data

To optimize our website, we collect and store data such as the date and time of the page view, the page from which you called up our website, and similar information. This takes place anonymously, without personally identifying the user of the website. If necessary, user profiles are created using a pseudonym. There is no connection between the natural person behind the pseudonym and the usage data collected. We also use cookies to collect and store usage data. These are small text files that are stored on your computer and used to collect statistical data
such as operating system, your browser, IP address, the previously called-up website (referrer URL) and the time. We only collect this data for statistical purposes in order to further optimize our Internet presence and make our Internet service even more attractive. The collection and storage takes place exclusively in an anonymous or pseudonymous form and does not allow any conclusion to be drawn about you as a natural person.

Appropriate Use of Data

We observe the principle of data use for a specific purpose and we collect, process and store your personal data only for the purposes for which you have communicated it to us. Your personal data is not forwarded to third parties without your explicit consent, insofar as this is not necessary for the provision of the service or execution of the contract. Transmission to government institutions and authorities entitled to receive information also only takes place within the scope of legal disclosure requirements or if we are required by a court decision
to disclose this information.

We also take our internal data protection very seriously. Our employees and the service providers appointed by us are bound by us to maintain confidentiality and comply with data protection regulations.

Right of Disclosure and Withdrawal

At any time and without giving any reason, you can request at no cost information about your personal data that is stored by us. You may at any time request that the data that has been collected by us is blocked, corrected or deleted. You may also at any time and without giving any reason revoke the consent you have given us to collect and use the data. For this purpose, please contact us at the address provided in the legal notice. Should you have any further questions regarding our data privacy policy and the processing of your personal data, please
do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

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