Data privacy statement

A merchant, a legal entity under german public law or a special fund under public law:
§ 14 Data protection
1. Gathering and processing of data
A log is automatically generated when you visit our website or when you access the data stored thereon. This storage takes place for internal system-related and statistical purposes. In this, the name of the file accessed, the date and the time of the access, the data volume transmitted, report on successful access, the respective web browser, the requesting domain and the IP address of the requesting computer are logged.
Furthermore, personal data (surname, first name, address, data of birth, telephone, fax number, e-mail address, etc.) are also registered; naturally, this takes place only if you volunteer this data – for instance in context with an enquiry or a registration.
2. Intended purpose
In the event that you provide us with personal data, we will only use it for certain purposes. This includes responding to any questions you address to us, contractual fulfilment and contractual implementation, technical administration and the generation of offers and responding to questions of a general nature. Personal data is only used for the purposes of advertising or market research and to design our services if you have given us your explicit permission to do so; naturally, you are entitled to withdraw any such authorization at any time.
3. Transmission of personal data
Your personal data will only be transmitted to third parties or otherwise if this is necessary for the purpose of contractual fulfilment or for accounting purposes, you have provided prior consent or we are required to make said transmission on the basis of statutory provisions or mandatory, official order. You are at any time entitled to revoke your authorization, effective for the future.
4. Deletion, objection
You are entitled at any time to revoke your consent to the storage of personal data. In the event that you revoke said consent, we will – to the extent that this is permitted by law – immediately delete your personal data. Furthermore, your personal data shall be deleted if knowledge thereof is no longer necessary in order to fulfil the purpose for which said data was originally stored or if storage thereof is prohibited by other statutory provisions.
5. Information
You may at any time demand from us information on the data stored as regards your person, its origins and the purpose of storage.
6. Newsletter
We would be pleased to send you our newsletter, containing a wealth of interesting and detailed information. If you are interested, we require your e-mail address and your consent to the dispatch of our newsletter. Naturally, you can unsubscribe to our newsletter and request deletion of your e-mail address at any time. We will then immediately discontinue transmission of the newsletter.
7. Security notice
We will make every effort to store your data in a way that ensures it cannot be accessed by third parties. However, if e-mail communication takes place, we are regrettably unable to guarantee complete data security. You should therefore send confidential information by post.
8. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and facilitate analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies regarding your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if the IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address is first abbreviated by Google in the member states of the European Union or in other member states of the EEA (European Economic Area) Agreement. Only in exceptional cases is your full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website, to evaluate your use of this website, to create reports about the website activities, and to provide additional services connected with the website and Internet use to the website operator. The IP address transmitted from your browser by Google Analytics is not combined with the other Google data. You can prevent the cookie storage by a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case you might not be able to use all functionalities of this website. In addition, you may prevent the transmission of the data created by the cookie related to your use of this website (including your IP address) to Google, and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en