Legal

The protection of your privacy and your personal data is an important concern to which we pay special attention. Personal data collected during visits to our website is processed according to the legal provisions valid for the countries in which the website is maintained. In the following paragraphs we provide you with information on how we are following these rules, which data we collect, and how we use it.

Collecting and Processing Personal Data

When visiting our website, our web servers store details of your operating system and browser used, the webpage from which you come to our website, the pages that you visit on our site, the current date and time, and, for security reasons, the IP address assigned to you by your Internet service provider (ISP). With the exception of your IP address, personal data is only stored if you choose to submit it to us, e.g., during registration, in a survey, in a competition or in order to enable performance of an agreement.

Your personal data remains only with our company, our affiliates, and our provider and will not be made available to third parties in any form by us. The personal data that we collect will only be used to perform our duties to you and for any other purpose only when you have given specific consent. You can adjust your consent for the use of your personal data at any time with an email to the effect that you revoke your consent in the future to the email address listed in the imprint.

Data Retention

We store personal data for as long as it is necessary to perform a service that you have requested or for which you have granted your permission, providing that no legal requirements exist to the contrary such as in the case of retention periods required by trade or tax regulations.

Right to Obtain and Correct Information

You have the right to obtain information on all of your stored personal data, to receive, to review, and if necessary to amend or erase. To do this, just send a message to the email address indicated in the imprint. The deletion of your personal data will be completed unless we are legally obligated to store the information.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files containing information which makes it possible to identify repeated visitors exclusively for the duration of their visit to our web pages. Cookies are stored on the hard disk of your computer and do not cause any damage there. They can be used to determine whether there has been any contact between us and your end device in the past. Only the cookie on your end device is identified. Personal data can only be saved in cookies if you have given your consent or if it is essential for technical reasons, e.g., to enable a secure login.

On our website, we only use cookies if they are required for an application or service which we provide. If you would like to opt out of the advantages of these cookies, you can read in the Help function on your browser how to adjust your browser to prevent these cookies, accept new cookies, or delete existing cookies. You can also learn there how to block all cookies or set up notifications for new cookies. If you choose not to accept cookies it may result in a reduced availability of the services provided on our website.

The Cookies which we currently use on the website are listed in the following table:

Cookie Type Description
_ga Persistent We use Google Analytics to measure performance and improve your user experience. This cookie is used to uniquely identify you as a visitor to this site. This is achieved by generating two random 32-bit numbers and setting them in a cookie, no personal information or data is tracked.
_gat Session We use Google Analytics to measure performance and improve your user experience. This cookie is used to throttle the request rate back to Google.
Youtube Persistent  We embed Youtube-videos via the so-called “Advanced Privacy Mode”, where cookies are only stored on your computer when playing the video. According to Youtube, in privacy mode no personal data is stored in the cookies for playbacks of embedded videos. For more information please visit this page.

Newsletters

Our website can be used to subscribe to newsletters. The data provided during the newsletter registration will be used only for the purposes of sending out the newsletter, provided you have not consented to other use. You can cancel the subscription at any time by using the unsubscribe option provided in the newsletter.

Security

We use technical and organizational security measures to protect the data supplied by you and managed by us against manipulation, loss, destruction, and access by third parties. Our security measures are continually improved in line with technology developments.

Contacts

The continuous development of the Internet makes it necessary for us to adjust our data protection rules from time to time. We reserve the right to implement appropriate changes at any time.

If you have any comments, suggestions, questions or complaints, please don’t hesitate to phone or email one of the contact persons listed in our Imprint.