Our internet pages sometimes make use of “cookies”. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. These are deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Other cookies are stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser during your next visit to our site.
Cookies that are required for execution of the electronic communication process or for provision of certain features requested by you (e.g. shopping cart feature) are saved based on point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically smooth and optimised provision of their services. Where other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysis of your browsing behaviour) are stored, these are addressed separately in this data privacy notice.
4.1.1 List of cookies
- Name: cookieconstent_status
- Provider: TYPO3 Bootstrap Package
- Purpose: Saves the confirmation that the note has been read to prevent further transmission
- Type: HTTP cookie
- Expiry: 1 month
Third-party providers’ cookies
- Name: IDE
- Provider: doubleclick.net
- Purpose: Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the user's actions on the website after viewing or clicking on one of the provider's ads, for the purpose of measuring the effectiveness of an advertisement and displaying targeted advertising to the user.
- Type: HTTP cookie
- Expiry: 1 month
4.1.2 Opt-out option
Further information on cookies is available on the consumer portal www.meine-cookies.org. You can also view the status of activation with regard to tools from different providers and object to the collection or evaluation of your data by these tools using the following link to this portal: www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement
A centralised objection option for various tools, in particular those from US providers, can also be accessed using the following link: optout.networkadvertising.org
4.2 Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files which your browser automatically sends to us. This information includes the following:
- the IP address of the accessing end device,
- date and time our websites are accessed,
- time difference between the accessing host and web server,
- content for the request or information regarding the accessed file transmitted to the user
- the access status (successful transmission, error, etc.),
- the transferred data volume in bytes,
- the website the access request originates from,
- the browser used by the user, the operating system, the interface, the browser language and browser software version.
These log files are stored for a maximum of 6 months and then automatically deleted. IP addresses are stored anonymously.
The legal basis for data processing is point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR (the controller’s legitimate interests). Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes of data processing that are listed above. Under no circumstances will we use collected data to draw conclusions regarding the user; exceptions to this are cases of intentional malfunctions of our website or cases of misusing our services. Apart from these exceptions, no personal user profiles are created and the data is not disclosed to third parties.
4.3 Data processing on the basis of consent
4.3.1 Using our contact form
If you send us enquiries using the contact form, we will store your data from the enquiry form including the contact data specified there by you for processing the enquiry and in case follow-up questions arise. We will not pass such information on without your consent.
So the data entered by you in the contact form will only be processed based on your consent (point (a) of Article 6 (1) GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time. Sending us an informal message by email is sufficient. The lawfulness of the data processing operations based on consent before its withdrawal shall remain unaffected.
The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to erase them, withdraw your consent to their storage or the purpose for the data storage is omitted (e.g. after completed processing of your enquiry.). Imperative legal provisions – particularly retention periods – shall remain unaffected.
The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be deleted after the reason for establishing contact has been dealt with, unless they may continue to be used by us for the purposes of a contract or for pre-contractual measures in accordance with point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR or on another legal basis.
4.3.2 Contact by telephone, contact by e-mail.
It is possible to contact us by telephone using the telephone number provided on our website and using the email addresses given there.
Data collection and further processing are carried out in accordance with point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR on the basis of voluntarily given consent or, if a pre-contractual or contractual relationship exists, in accordance with point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR.
If you contact us by telephone, we may also collect personal data for other purposes which are only communicated to us in the course of the telephone call. If, we collect personal data from the caller as a result of the telephone call which the caller has not been informed about yet, we will provide separate information.
The retention period for personal data collected on the basis of telephone calls is determined by the purpose of the call.