Data protection principles:
Data protection and data security for customers and users are of high priority to us. Therefore, protecting personal data during all business processes is very important to us. Privacy protection and information security are a component part of our corporate policy. This statement regarding privacy protection explains which information we will collect and use during your visit on our website. However, it does not apply to website of companies not belonging to our company even if these internal websites are linked with this website. Our website may contain links to websites of other providers not covered by this privacy protection statement.
Collecting and processing personal data:
If you visit our websites, our web server will temporarily register the domain name or IP address of the requested server as well as the data of access, file request of the client (file name and URL), the HTTP reply code and the website from you access us as well as the number of bytes transferred within the framework of the connection. We will potentially save some information in the form of so-called "cookies" on your PC so that we can optimize our website according to your preferences. Any personal data beyond this such as name, address, phone number or email address are not collected unless voluntarily provided by you, e.g. within the framework of a survey, competition or information request. Personal data collected during your visit on the website of our company will abe exclusively processed in line with the statutory provisions of the country in which the company concerned has its headquarters.
Use and disclosure of personal data:
We exclusively apply your personal data for the purpose of technical administration of websites and for complying with your requests and requirements. Only then, upon your prior consent, we will apply this data only for product-related surveys and marketing purposes - but only to the extent required for respective individual case. We will disclose data to state authorities only if prescribed by law. Our employees and branch offices are obliged to keeping data confidential.
Children and young people under 18 shall not transmit personal data without their parents' agreement.
Using contact data published by third parties within the framework of legal notice or comparative statements for sending non-expressly required information shall be prohibited. Legal action against senders of so-called spam emails in the event of breach of this prohibition are reserved.
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 to the website provider. 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.
Using Facebook Social Plugins:
Our internet presence applies social plugins (“Plugins”) of the social network facebook.com operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). Plugins are recognizable by Facebook logos (white "f“ on a blue tile or "thumb up“ sign) or marked by the add-on “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list an appearance of the Facebook Social plugins can be viewed here:
If you access a website of our internet presence containing such a plugin, your browser will build up a direct connection with Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is directly transmitted to your browser by Facebook and linked by thm in the website. Therefore, we do not have any influence on the scope of data collected by Facebook using this plugin and will therefore inform you according to our state of knowledge. By integration of the plugins Facebook obtains the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our internet presence. If you are logged in with Facebook, Facebook is capable of allocating the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. confirm the Like Button or give a statement, the corresponding information will be directly transmitted to Facebook by your browser and there stored. If you do not have a Facebook account, there is neverthelless the possibility that Facebook will get to know and save your IP address. The purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and utilization of data by Facebook as well as your rights related thereto and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be viewed on the Facebook data protection information:
If you are a Facebook member but do not want Facebook collecting data about you via our internet presence and linking with your member data stored at Facebook you will have to log out from Facebook prior to visiting out internet presence. Moreover, it is possible to block Facebook Social Plugins using add-ons for your browser, for example based on the "Facebook Blocker".