1. Data Protection at a Glance
Data Collection on This Website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
How do we collect your data?
Your data is collected when you provide it to us. This may include data you enter into a contact form, for example.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems or with your consent when you visit the website. This is primarily technical data (e.g., internet browser, operating system, or time of page access). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
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 the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given consent for data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. Furthermore, under certain circumstances, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
You can contact us at any time for this purpose and for any further questions regarding data protection.
We host the content of our website with the following provider:
The provider is Strato AG, Otto-Ostrowski-Straße 7, 10249 Berlin (hereinafter "Strato"). When you visit our website, Strato collects various log files, including your IP addresses.
The use of Strato is based on Art. 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We have a legitimate interest in providing a reliable presentation of our website. If the corresponding consent has been obtained, the processing is based exclusively on Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR and § 25(1) of the German Federal Data Protection Act (TTDSG), to the extent that the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information on the user's device (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
Data Processing Agreement
We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) for the use of the aforementioned service. This is a legally required contract that ensures that the service provider processes the personal data of our website visitors only according to our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
3. General Information and Mandatory Information
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g., communication by email) can have security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Controller's Contact Information
The controller responsible for the processing of data on this website is:
Phone: +49 (0) 6074 4875801
The controller is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g., names, email addresses, etc.).
General Information on the Legal Basis for Data Processing on this Website
Withdrawal of Your Consent to Data Processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke consent that has already been given at any time. The legality of data processing carried out prior to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to Object to Data Collection in Special Cases and Direct Marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH MARKETING, INCLUDING PROFILING, IN SO FAR AS IT IS RELATED TO SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21(2) GDPR).
Right to Lodge a Complaint with the Supervisory Authority
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, place of work, or the place of the alleged infringement. The right to lodge a complaint is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedies.
Right to Data Portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically based on your consent or in fulfillment 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 to the extent technically feasible.
Access, Rectification, and Erasure
You have the right, within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, to obtain free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing, as well as a right to rectification or erasure of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding personal data, you can always contact us.
Right to Restriction of Processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time for this purpose. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:
- If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the examination, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data was/is unlawful, you can request the restriction of data processing instead of erasure.
- If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it for the exercise, defense, or assertion of legal claims, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of erasure.
- If you have objected pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR, a balance must be struck between your interests and ours. As long as it has not yet been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, except for storage, this data may only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.
SSL or TLS Encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize 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 line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Objection to Promotional Emails
The use of contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby objected to. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam emails.
4. Data Collection on This Website
Our website uses so-called "cookies." Cookies are small data packets that do not cause any damage to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your device. Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them yourself or until automatic deletion by your web browser occurs.
Cookies can be created by us (first-party cookies) or by third-party companies (so-called third-party cookies). Third-party cookies enable the integration of certain services provided by third-party companies within websites (e.g., cookies for processing payment services).
Cookies serve various purposes. Many cookies are necessary for technical reasons, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g., the shopping cart function or displaying videos). Other cookies may be used to analyze user behavior or for advertising purposes.
Cookies that are necessary for the electronic communication process, the provision of certain functions you requested (e.g., shopping cart function), or the optimization of the website (e.g., cookies for measuring web audience) are stored based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing necessary cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies and similar identification technologies has been requested, the processing is based exclusively on this consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR and Section 25(1) of the TTDSG). Consent can be revoked at any time.
You can configure your browser to notify you when cookies are being set, to allow cookies on a case-by-case basis, to block cookies for specific cases, or to enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require your email address and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the provided email address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Additional data is not collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for the purpose of sending the requested information and do not disclose it to third parties.
The processing of the data entered into the newsletter registration form occurs exclusively based on your consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR). You can revoke your consent to the storage of data, the email address, and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example, by clicking the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you provide us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider until you unsubscribe from the newsletter or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. After unsubscribing from the newsletter distribution list, your email address may be stored in a blacklist by us or the newsletter service provider, if necessary, to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist will only be used for this purpose and will not be merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR). The storage in the blacklist is not limited in time. You may object to this storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interests.