We are delighted that you are interested in our company, products, and services and would like to provide you with some key information regarding our approach to protecting your personal data. Protecting personal data is crucial, particularly in tomorrow's Internet-based business models and when developing Internet-based economies. In this data protection statement, we therefore aim to emphasize our dedication to protecting your personal data.
Our employees as well as the service providers appointed by us are bound to confidentiality and to observing the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) and any other relevant data protection regulations. We take protecting your personal data very seriously and conscientiously follow the rules of data protection acts.
Contact for the responsible company and CEO:
66386 St. Ingbert
Phone: +49 6894 38938-20
Fax: +49 6894 38938-99
Contact for the Data Protection Officer:
66386 St. Ingbert
Phone: +49 6894 38938-53
Fax: +49 6894 38938-99
Contact for the Supervisory Authority:
Unabhängiges Datenschutzzentrum Saarland
Phone: +49 0681 94781-0
Fax: +49 0681 94781-29
2. Collection and storage of personal data and purpose of their use
a) When visiting our website
The web browser you use on your device automatically sends data to our website once it is loaded. This information is stored temporarily in a so-called log file. The following information is logged automatically and stored until it is automatically deleted:
IP address of the requesting device
Date and time of the request
Name and URL of the requested file
Website from which the request originated (referer URL);
browser software used, possibly the operating system of your device and the name of your access provider.
The data points listed above are processed to the following end:
Ensuring the flawless delivery of the website
Assuring the comfortable use of our website
Analysis for system stability and security
GDPR Article 6 (1) point (f) forms the legal basis for this data processing. Our legitimate interest arises from the aforementioned purposes of gathering data. In no case we use the gathered data to draw conclusions about your person.
b) When signing up to our newsletter
If you have expressly agreed to do so according to GDPR Article 6(1)(a), we use your e-mail address to regularly send you our newsletter. Providing an e-mail address is sufficient for receiving our newsletter. Unsubscribing is possible at any time, i. e. via a link at the end of each newsletter. You may also send us your desire to unsubscribe by e-mail to email@example.com.
c) When using our contact form
For questions of any kind we provide the possibility to get in touch with us through a contact form on our website. This requires giving a correct name and a valid e-mail address, so that we know who contacted us and to reply. Further details may be provided voluntarily.
Processing the data to the end of contacting us follows GDPR Article 6(1)(a) on basis of your voluntary consent.
Personal data gathered by using our contact form is automatically deleted after we have completed your request.
3. Passing on your data
Transmission, proliferation and passing-on of your data to any third party does not take place, with the following purposeful exceptions:
We will pass on your data only to a third party if:
you have given your express permission according to GDPR Article 6(1)(a);
necessary for the enforcement, exercise or defense of legal interests and there are no grounds for the assumption that you may have a substantially predominate interest in the protection and non-disclosure of your data, according to GDPR Article 6(1)(f);
there are legal obligations to do so, according to GDPR Article 6(1)(c); or
doing so is in accordance to GDPR Article 6(1)(b) in order to fulfill a contract with you.
Furthermore, we may also use temporary cookies for a pre-defined time range on your device. We do this to constantly improve our website and give you a better browsing experience; for example, this may spare you from re-entering information you already entered into a form on a previous visit to our website.
Data processed through our Cookies constitute a legitimate interest of both ourselves and of third-parties according to GDPR Article 6(1)(f).
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you may configure your browser to not store cookies at all on your computer or that each you are informed before a new cookie is created. But please note that full deactivation of cookies may result in the inability to use all features of our website.
5. Analysis tools
a) Tracking tools
The following tracking procedures take place in accordance to GDPR Article 6(1)(f). By using tracking we want to maintain a demand-driven website design and its ongoing optimization. Tracking also allows us to statistically understand the overall use of our website, thus enabling us to further improve it. These interests are justified in accordance to the aforementioned regulation.
Individual data processing purposes and data categories derive from the respective tracking tool.
b) Google Analytics
To further the continuous and demand-driven improvement of our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google, Inc. (https://about.google/intl/uk/; 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). In this context, pseudonymized user profiles are created and cookies used (c. f. section 4). The cookie represents information on your use of our website such as:
Internet browser (kind and version)
referer URL (previously visited web page)
IP address and host name of the requesting system
timestamp of the request
which is sent to Google and stored there. The information is used to analyze use of the website, to create reports on website activities and to facilitate further market analysis and the demand-driven design of this website. This information may also be handed over to third-parties if required under law or that such a third party process this data on order. In no case, your IP address shall be mangled or merged with other data Google has on you. IP address are anonymized by masking, so that an allocation is ruled out.
You may configure your browser to forbid the creation of cookies; doing so could, however, lead to a malfunction of some or all parts of this website. You may also prevent the processing of the cookie data relating to your visit (including your IP address) by Google by installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout). Further information on privacy and data protection related to Google Analytics is available in the Google Analytics help pages (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245).
Our websites use Hotjar web analytics service. Hotjar Ltd. is an European company based in Malta (Hotjar Ltd., Level 2, St Julians Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julians STJ 1000, Malta, Europe, Tel.: +1 (855) 464-6788)
Hotjar may record mouse clicks, mouse movements and scrolling activity. Hotjar collects information regarding pages visited, actions which are taken, country, device used, operating system, and browser used. Hotjar does not collect personally identifiable information that you do not voluntarily enter in this website. Hotjar does not track your browsing habits across websites which do not use Hotjar services.
6. Your rights as affected person
You have the right to:
demand disclosure of your personal data processed by us (GDPR Article 15). You may especially demand disclosure on the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipients having or will have obtained disclosure of your data, the planned retention period, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, limitation of processing or the objection thereof, the existence of a right to appeal, the origin of your data as far as it has not been obtained by us, as well as the existence of an automatic decision-making process including profiling and potentially substantial information on the details thereof;
demand the immediate correction of wrong or completion of your personal data stored by us (GDPR Article 16);
demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, as far as they are not necessary to exercising freedom of expression and information, fulfilling duty under law, on grounds of public interest or for the enforcement, exercise or defense of legal interests (GDPR Article 17);
demand the limitation of processing your personal data, as long you dispute its correctness, claim unlawful processing thereof, you however deny deletion and we no longer need the data, you however need it to enforce, exercise or defend legal claims or have according to GDPR Article 21 objected the processing of your data (GDPR Article 18);
demand your personal data which you have provided us in a common structured and machine-readable format or demand the transfer thereof to a named third party (GDPR Article 20);
revoke your one-time consent against us, followed the cease of any processing of your personal data which rested on this consent (GDPR Article 7 (3));
file complaint before a Supervisory Authority. Usually you may also do this before the Supervisory Authority responsible for your place of residence or company’s registered office.
7. Right to object
You have the right to object the processing of your personal data, if this data was processed on grounds of legitimate interest according to GDPR Article 6 (1) point (f), if you find yourself in a special situation or if the objection aims direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to objection without naming a special situation. (GDPR Article 21).
If you wish to make use of your right to object, an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org will suffice.
8. Data Security
For visits on our website we use the common TLS (Transport Layer Security) procedure to secure your connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your web browser. Usually this is 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support this, encryption will fall back to 128-bit strength. A closed-lock icon in the address bar of your browser will tell you whether or not one of our web pages is transmitted with encryption.
Furthermore, we make use of suitable technical and organizational measures in order to protect your data against manipulation, loss, destruction or the unauthorized access of third-parties. We do our best to keep up with technological evolution.
9. Currency and changes to this policy
This statement of privacy and data protection policy is currently valid and as of May 2018.
Through development of our website and offers thereon or due to changes in legal or authoritative requirements it may become necessary to change this policy.