Subject of Privacy ProtectionsThe subject of privacy protection is personal data. According to section 3 paragraph 1 BDSG, these are particulars about personal or business relationships from a certain or definable natural person. This includes general information, i.e., name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number, but also usage information such as your IP address.
Data Collection and StorageIn general, it is not necessary for you to provide personal data when using our website. Although, where necessary, we require your personal data so that we can effectively provide our services. This applies to the delivery of informative literature or ordered products as well as the answering of individual inquiries.
If you authorize us to provide a service or product, we will collect and save your personal data, only insofar as it is necessary to provide the service or complete the contract. Therefore, it may be necessary, to forward your personal data, to other businesses that we use to supply the services or complete the contract, for example, transportation companies and other services.
After contract completion and expiration of tax and business law regulations, your data will be locked and deleted, provided you did not specifically agree to a further use of information.
When you sign up for our newsletter with your email address, we will use your email address through the duration of the contract, for advertising purposes, until you unsubscribe from the newsletter.
Data Collection Using Google AnalyticsOur website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service, of Google Inc. Google Analytics uses "cookies." These are text files that are stored on your computer that enable the analysis of your website usage, for example, information about your operating system, browser, your IP address, previously viewed websites (referrer-URL) and date and time of your visit to our website. The information generated from these text files are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved. Google will use this information to analyze your usage of our website to put together reports about the website activity for the website operator and to generate further website usage and internet usage services. Google will pass this data on to third parties provided it is lawfully mandated or insofar that these third parties are commissioned by Google to process this data. This usage happens unanimously or through pseudonyms. You can find more detailed information directly through Google at http://www.google.com/intl/de/privacypolicy.html#information
Google uses the DoubleClick DART-Cookie
Users can deactivate the DART-Cookies through visiting the advertising opt-out page. In doing so, no directly personal information of the user will be saved, but only the internet protocol address. This information serves to automatically recognize you and simplify your navigation during your next visit on our website. For example, cookies allow us the match a website to your interests or save your password so you don't have to type it in every time.
Naturally, you can view our websites without cookies. If you don't want us to recognize your computer, you can prevent the saving of cookies on your hard drive by selecting "block cookies" on your browser settings. Please check your browser instructions for specific details. If you block cookies, this can limit the capacity of our offers.
You can prevent the installation of cookies through the corresponding setting of your browser. In order to do that, you must switch off the saving of cookies in your internet browser. You can find more detailed information through the user instructions of your web browser.
Earmarked Information UsageWe observe the policy of earmarked data usage and only collect, process and store your personal data for the purpose that you have disclosed to us. Your personal data will not be transmitted without your compliance, as long as it is not necessary to complete your contract or supply any services. Forwarding data to public institutions and authorities that are entitled to receive such information only happens within the framework of legal duty of disclosure or when we are obligated to disclose information through a court order. We also take the organizations internal privacy protection very seriously. Our employees and contracted service providers are bound to discretion and must comply to the legal privacy protection laws.
Disclosure and Cancellation RightYou can receive information regarding your saved data without reason at no charge. You can have your stored data locked, corrected or deleted at any time and object to the anonymously and pseudonymously data collection and storage for improvement of our website. You may also cancel without notice or reasons your consent for our data collection and usage. Please see our "About Us" page for the contact address. We are available for you anytime for any future questions regarding our data protection and the processing of your personal information.
Please notice that privacy protection policies and application of data protection, for example at Google, can change. Therefore it is advisable to stay informed about any changes in legal provisions or the business practices of companies, for example, Google.