1. Data protection at a glance
A. General information
The following provides a simplified overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data refers to any data, with which you can be identified personally. Please refer to our Privacy Statement below for detailed information on data protection.
B. Data collection on our website
:: Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data is processed on this website by the website operator. The contact details can be found on the Legal Notices page of this website.
:: How do we collect your data?
Your data is firstly collected as a result of you providing us with this information. This can be, for example, data that you enter into a contact form. Other data is automatically recorded by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is primarily technical data (e.g. the Internet browser, operating system or time at which the page is accessed). This data is automatically recorded as soon as you enter our website.
:: For what purpose do we use your information?
Certain data is collected to ensure trouble-free provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.
:: What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right at any time free of charge to obtain information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your personal data that we store. You also have a right to correct, block or delete this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the Legal Notices on this and other questions concerning data protection. You also have a right of appeal with the responsible supervisory authority.
C. Analysis tools and third-party tools
Your browsing behavior is statistically analyzed when you visit our website. This is done, primarily, using cookies and by so-called analysis programs. Your browsing behavior is generally analyzed anonymously; your browsing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it through the use of certain tools. For details please refer to our Privacy Statement under the heading "Analysis tools and advertising" and "Plugins and tools". You can object to this analysis. We will inform you in this Privacy Statement about possible objection options.
2. General information and mandatory information
:: Data protection
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with statutory data protection regulations and this Privacy Statement. We collect different personal details when you use this website. Personal data refers to data, with which you can be identified personally.
This Privacy Statement explains what information we collect and how we use it. It also explains how it happens and for what purpose. We would draw your attention to the fact that the online transmission of data (for instance by e-mail) may contain security breaches. It is impossible to fully protect your data from access by third parties.
:: Information on the person responsible
The body responsible for data processing on this website is:
49090 Osnabrück, Germany
Phone: +49 541 580 494-66
The responsible body is the natural or legal person who, alone or together with others, makes decisions about the purposes and means of processing personal data (such as names, e-mail addresses etc.).
:: Withdrawal of your consent for data processing
Many data processing processes are only possible with your explicit consent. You can withdraw any consent previously granted at any time. All that is needed is informal e-mail communication to us. The legality of any data processing that continues until revoked remains unaffected by the withdrawal.
:: The right to appeal to the competent supervisory authority
The person affected has a right of appeal to the relevant competent authority in the event of breaches of data protection law. The responsible supervisory authority on data protection and legal questions is the State Data Protection Ombudsman in the federal state in which our company has its registered office. A list of Data Protection Ombudsmen and their contact data can be found in the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
:: Right to data portability
You have the legal right to the data portability of data that we process in an automated matter based on your consent or in the performance of a contract, to yourself or to a third party in a popular, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible person, this may only be done so insofar as it is technically feasible.
:: SSL or TLS encryption
This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send us as the operator of the website. You can recognize an encrypted connection in that the address line of the browser changes from "http://” to “https://” and the lock icon in your browser. If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
:: Information, blocking, deletion
In the context of the applicable legal regulations, you have at any time the right to free information about your personal data that we store, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the Legal Notices on this and other questions concerning personal data.
:: Objection to advertising e-mails
The use of contact information published within the scope of the Legal Notices, by third parties to send advertising materials and information not expressly requested is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of these pages expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising material, for instance as spam e-mail.
3. Data collection on our website
The functionality of this website can be restricted when cookies are disabled. Cookies required for the implementation of electronic communication or for the provision of certain required functions (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Section 6, Para. 1, Sub-section f of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO). The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. Where other cookies are stored (e.g. cookies to analyze your browsing behavior), they will be dealt with separately in this Privacy Statement.
:: Server Log Files
The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us. This information includes:
This data is not combined with other data sources.The basis for data processing is Section 6, Para. 1, Sub-section b of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), which permits the processing of data for the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
:: Contact form
If you send us inquiries using the contact form, your information from the inquiry form, including your contact data stated in it, is stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We do not forward this data without your consent. The data entered in the contact form is therefore exclusively processed on the basis of your consent (Section 6, Para 1, Sub-section a of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. All that is needed is informal e-mail communication to us.
The legality of any data processing that continues until revoked remains unaffected by the withdrawal.The data you have entered in the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to delete, revoke your consent for storage or the purpose of data storage becomes redundant (e.g. after completed processing of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected by this.
4. Social media
:: Facebook plug-ins (Like & Share button)
Plug-ins managed by the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated in our website. You can recognize the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the "Like button" on our website. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
Please log out of your Facebook user account if you do not wish Facebook to assign your visit to our website to your Facebook user account.
:: Google+ Plug-ins
Our website uses Google+ functions. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and dissemination of information: The Google+ button allows you to publish information worldwide. The Google+ button gives you and other users personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have stated as content +1, as well as information about the page you viewed when you click on +1. You can show your +1 as information along with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet.
Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. You need a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the name chosen for the profile to be able to use the Google+ button. This is the name that is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or have other identifying information about you. Use of the collected information: In addition to the above uses, the information you provide is used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policies. Google may publish aggregate statistics about the +1 activities of users or pass this information on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked sites.
:: LinkedIn Plug-ins
Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. The provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. A link is established to LinkedIn servers every time one of our pages is accessed that includes functions of LinkedIn. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our web pages with your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn "Recommend" button and are logged in to your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of the website, have no knowledge of the contents of the transmitted data and its use by LinkedIn.
For more information, please refer to the LinkedIn Privacy Statement: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
:: XING Plug-ins
Our website uses features of the network XING. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
A link is established to XING servers every time one of our pages is accessed that includes functions of XING. To our knowledge, personal data is not stored. In particular, no IP addresses or usage behavior are evaluated. For more information on data protection and the XING Share button, refer to the XING Privacy Statement at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.
5. Analysis tools and advertising
:: Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", small text files that are stored on your computer and allow your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to and stored at a Google server in the USA.
If IP anonymization is activated on this website, your Google IP address is abbreviated within European Union member states or in other member states which are party to the European economic area. Only in exceptional cases is the 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 site, to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activities and provide further services associated with website and Internet usage to the website operator. The IP address, which is transferred by your web browser within the framework of Google Analytics, is not consolidated with other Google data.
You can set your web browser to prevent the storage of cookies; however, please note that you may not be able use the full functionality of this website.
You can also prevent Google from recording and processing the data generated by your cookie about your usage of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
You can prevent recording by Google Analytics by clicking this link and deactivate Google Analytics by clicking the link in our German privacy statement: "Sie können die Erfassung durch Google Analytics verhindern, indem Sie auf folgenden Link klicken." An opt-out cookie is set which prevents the future collection of data when visiting this website if you have objected to the collection of data by Google Analytics on this website. For more information on the terms and conditions of use and data protection in the Google Analytics Terms and Conditions or at Google Analytics Overview. We should like to point out that Google Analytics has been extended on this website by the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure the anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
6. Plug-ins and tools
:: Google Web Fonts
This website uses Google Web Fonts, provided by Google, for the consistent representation of web fonts. When you call up a page, your browser uploads the required web fonts into your browser cache to correctly display texts and fonts. For this purpose, the browser you are using must have been previously connected to Google servers. This gives Google knowledge about the fact that your website has been called up by your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the context of Section 6, Para. 1, Sub-section f of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).
:: Google Maps
This website uses the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
We use the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc. (Google) to protect your inquiries by Internet form. The query is used to distinguish whether the input is entered by a human or illegally by automated mechanical processing. The query includes the transmission of the IP address and, if necessary, further data required by Google for the RECAPTCHA service. To this end, your input is transmitted to Google and continues to be used there. Your Google IP address is abbreviated within European Union member states or in other member states which are party to the European economic area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address, which is transferred by your web browser within the framework of reCaptcha, is not consolidated with other Google data. Google's deviating data protection provisions apply to this data. Read more about Google's privacy policies here: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/