Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s Legal Notice.
How do we collect your data?
Your data is collected when you communicate it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (such as your internet browser, operating system, or the time at which you viewed the page). These data are collected automatically as soon as you visit our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyse how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have a right to request the correction, blocking or erasure of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the Legal Notice if you have any further questions about data protection. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
Analytical tools and tools from third parties.
2. General and mandatory information
Please note that data transmitted over the internet (email communications, for example) can have security gaps. It is not possible to fully protect data from third-party access.
Information of the data controller
The data controller responsible for processing the data on this website is:
Kirchheimer Str. 202 – 206
Telefon 0 70 21 / 9 50 45-0
Telefax: 0 70 21 / 9 50 45-45
The data controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g., names, email addresses or similar).
Withdrawing your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can withdraw consent you have already given at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal message by email. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the point of the withdrawal remains unaffected by the withdrawal.
The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
In the event of breaches of data protection law, the data subject has a right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in matters of data protection law is the State Data Protection Officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Access, blocking, erasure
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time and without charge to information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, the purpose of the data processing, and, if applicable, a right to correction, blocking or erasure of this data. You can contact us at any time about this or for any other questions about personal data at the address given in the Legal Notice.
3. Hosting und Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
We host our website with Die Netzwerker Computernetze GmbH, Neue Weilheimer Straße 14, 73230 Kirchheim unter Teck (hereinafter “Die Netzwerker”).
Die Netzwerker is a tool for creating and hosting websites. When you visit our website, Die Netzwerker collects various log data, such as your IP address, browser type and language, and the date and time you access the website. In the process, Die Netzwerker also stores cookies. This data is used for analysis and to maintain the technical operation of the website as well as to combat abuse.
The use of Die Netzwerker is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest on the most reliable representation of our website. If appropriate consent has been obtained, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.
Execution of a contract data processing agreement
We have concluded an order processing contract with Die Netzwerker. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that Die Netzwerker processes the personal data of our website visitors only according to our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
Die Netzwerker Computernetze GmbH
Neue Weilheimer Straße 14
73230 Kirchheim unter Teck
4. Data collection on our website
Some of the internet pages use what are known as cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us.. This includes:
- browser type and browser version,
- operating system used,
- referrer URL host name of the accessing computer,
- time of the server request
- IP address
These data are not combined with data from other sources.
The basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 (b) of the EU GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details you have provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up enquiries. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 (a) of the EU GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal message by email. The legality of the data processing operations carried up to the point of withdrawal remain unaffected by the withdrawal.
We will retain the data you enter in the contact form until you request us to delete it, withdraw your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g., after we have completed processing your enquiry).
Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – are not affected by this.
Registration on this website
You can register on our website in order to use additional functions on the site. We use the data entered for this purpose only for the purpose of using the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise we will reject the registration.
We use the email address provided during registration to inform you about important changes, such as the scope of the offer or technically necessary changes.
The processing of the data entered during registration is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 (a) of the EU GDPR). You can withdraw any consent you have given at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal message by email. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the point of the withdrawal remains unaffected by the withdrawal.
The data collected during registration will be stored by us for as long as you are registered on our website and will then be deleted. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
Comment function on this website
If you use the comment function on this site, the time at which you created the comment, your email address and your username, unless you are posting anonymously, will be stored along with your comment.
Storage of the IP address
Our comment function stores the IP addresses of users who post comments. Since we do not check comments on our site before they are activated, we need this data in order to be able to take action against the author in the event of legal violations such as insults or propaganda.
Subscribing to comments
As a user of the site, you can subscribe to comments after registering. You will receive a confirmation email to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided. You can unsubscribe from this function at any time via a link in the Info-Mails. In this case, the data entered in the context of subscribing to comments will be deleted. However, if you have transmitted this data to us for other purposes and at another place (e.g., newsletter order), it will be retained.
Storage period of the comments
The comments and the associated data (e.g., IP address) are stored and remain on our website until the content that has been commented on has been completely deleted or the comments have to be deleted for legal reasons (e.g., offensive comments).
The storage of the comments is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 (a) of the EU GDPR). You can withdraw any consent you have given at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal message by email. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remain unaffected by the withdrawal.
5. Social media
Facebook plugins (Like & Share-Button)
Plugins are integrated in our website for the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our site.
You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins at: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our pages the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This informs Facebook that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages on your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to associate the visit to our pages to your user account. We expressly point out that we, as the operator of the website, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook.
You can find more information in Facebook’s data policy at: https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated into our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter in the process. We expressly point out that we, as the operator of the website, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter.
You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings at: https://twitter.com/account/settings
Our website uses functions from Google+. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collecting and sharing information: You can use the Google+ button to publish information worldwide. Using the Google+ button enables you and other users to receive customised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you gave +1 for a content and information about the page you viewed when you clicked +1. Your +1s can be displayed as notices together with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the internet.
Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google+ button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must at least contain the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name you used when sharing content through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.
Functions of the Instagram service are integrated into our site. These functions are provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.
If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit to our website with your user account. We expressly point out that we, as the operator of the website, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.
You can find more information about this in Instagram’s data policy: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.
Our website uses buttons from the Tumblr service. The provider is Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st St., 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA.
These buttons allow you to share a post or page on Tumblr or to follow the provider on Tumblr. When you visit one of our websites with a Tumblr button, the browser establishes a direct connection with Tumblr’s servers. We have no influence on the scope of the data that Tumblr collects and transmits with the help of this plugin. Based on our current knowledge, we believe that the user’s IP address and the URL of the respective website are transmitted.
Our website uses functions from the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
A connection to LinkedIn servers is established each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn functions is accessed. This informs LinkedIn that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We expressly point out that we, as the operator of the website, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.
Our website uses functions provided by the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
A connection to XING servers is established each time one of our pages containing XING functions is accessed. As far as we are aware, no personal data is stored in the process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored and no usage behaviour is evaluated.
Our website incorporates social plugins provided by the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA (“Pinterest”).
When you call up a page that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Pinterest servers. The plugin transmits log data to the Pinterest server in the USA. This log data may include your IP address, the address of websites visited that also contain Pinterest functions, browser type and settings, date and time of the request, how you use Pinterest, and cookies.
6. Analytical tools and Advertising
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses what are known as “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 (f) of the EU GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
Objecting to the collection of data
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents the collection of your data during future visits to this website: [google_analytics_optout]Google Analytics deaktivieren[/google_analytics_optout].
You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in Google’s privacy and security page at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether data entry on our websites (e.g., in a contact form) is made by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis purposes, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g., IP address, time spent by the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.
The reCAPTCHA analyses run entirely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place.
The data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 (f) of the EU GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its website from abusive automated spying and SPAM.
7. Plugins und Tools
Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site, which is operated by Google. The website operator is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube’s servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your browsing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used in the interest of making our website more attractive. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 (f) of the EU GDPR.
Our website uses plugins from the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
When you visit one of our pages featuring a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. This tells the Vimeo server which of our pages you have visited. Vimeo obtains also your IP address. This also happens even if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have a Vimeo account. The information collected by Vimeo is transmitted to the Vimeo server in the USA.
If you are logged into your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.
Google Web Fonts
This website uses web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
To do this, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. This enables Google to know that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Google web fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our web pages. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 (f) of the EU GDPR.
If your browser doesn’t support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Your IP address has to be saved in order to use Google Maps. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
Google Maps is used in the interest of an attractive presentation of our web pages and to make it easy to find the location of the places we specify on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 (f) of the EU GDPR.