Privacy Policy

In the following we would like to inform you of our privacy statement. Here you will find information about the collection and use of personal data when using our website. We comply with German data protection legislation. You are able to access this statement on our website at any time.

We hereby expressly note that transmission of data via the Internet (e.g. while communicating via email) is subject to security gaps and cannot be fully protected from third-party access.

Use of contact data from our imprint for commercial marketing purposes is expressly not desired, unless we have previously given our written consent or a business relation is already in place. The provider and any other person named on this website herewith object to any commercial use and transmission of their data.

Personal data
You can visit our website without entering personal data. Provided that personal data is collected on our pages (such as names, addresses and e-mail addresses), the input of such data always happens on a voluntary basis, as far as possible. Without your explicit consent, these data will not be disclosed to third parties. In the event that a contractual relationship shall be concluded between you and us or shall be defined or modified with regard to its content, we may collect and use personal data from you to the extent necessary for the purposes concerned (inventory data). We collect, process and use personal data as far as this is necessary for you to use our website (usage data). Any personal data is only stored for the period of time needed to process your query or to settle a contract in compliance with retention periods stipulated by tax and commercial legislation.  By order of the competent authorities, we will be permitted to provide information on inventory data in individual cases if this is necessary for prosecution proceedings, crime prevention, the statutory tasks of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution or Military Counter-Intelligence Services, or the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Disclaimer for Facebook Plug-in (“Like“)
This website uses plug-ins by Facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 in the USA. Users of our website are advised that when visiting a page of our website that contains the Facebook plug-in (“Like“-button), your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plug-in content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. So if you are logged into your Facebook account, this means that information about your website usage is assigned to your personal Facebook account. As soon as you interact with the plug-in, for example, by pressing the “Like” button or by leaving a comment, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to your Facebook account and posted there. You can only avoid this by logging out of your Facebook account before you visit our website. To find out more about the purpose and extent to which Facebook collects, processes and uses these data please refer to their regulations of data protection on http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

Disclaimer for 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 analyse 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. We have activated IP-anonymisation. Thus, on this website, Google will shorten your 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 the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

Disclaimer for “Google Remarketing“ and “Similar target groups“-function of Google Inc.

This website uses Remarketing or the “Similar Target Groups” feature of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). So you can be targeted individually with advertising using customised, interest-based ads that will appear when you visit other websites in the so-called “Google Display Network”. “Google Remarketing” or the “Similar Target Groups” feature uses so-called “Cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer making it possible to analyze how users use the website. Your visits as well as anonymous data about the use of the website are recorded via these text files. Personal data will not be saved. If you visit another website in the so-called “Google Display Network”, you will possibly find advertisements that most probably take into account previously viewed product and information areas on our website.

You can prevent the “Google Remarketing” or “Similar Target Groups” function by disabling the use of cookies adjusting the respective browser settings. We would like to advise you, however, that by doing so you may not be able to use the site’s functions to their fullest extent. You can also prevent disclosure of the data generated by the cookie with regard to your use of the website and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin using the following link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=en. You can also disable the use of cookies by third parties opening the disabling page of the Network Advertising Initiative on www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and implementing the information provided therein to opt-out. The privacy policy of Google Remarketing along with further information can be found here: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/.

Disclaimer for use of twitter.com
We have also integrated the web message service twitter.com on our website, provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Twitter offers the so-called “tweet”-function. This enables you to publish a 140-character message including website links on your own twitter account. If you use the “tweet”-function on our website, the website will be connected with your twitter account and eventually published there. Thus, data is transmitted to twitter. We do not receive any information on the content of the data transmitted nor its use by twitter. For further information on twitter’s data protection policy please refer to: http://twitter.com/privacy
. Twitter also offers you the possibility to personalize your data protection settings: http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Right to information
You have the right to request immediate, free of charge disclosure on the personal information that we have collected, at any given time. You also have the right to immediately withdraw your given consent for future usage of your personal information at any time. For your right of disclosure please refer to our contact details as mentioned in the imprint.