1. An overview of data protection
The following information will provide you with a simple overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit this website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. You will find detailed information on the subject of data protection in our privacy statement below.
Data collection on this website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website. You will find the contact details in the legal notice of this website.
How do we collect your data?
Some data is collected when you communicate it to us. For example, this could be information you enter into a contact form.
Other data is automatically recorded by our IT systems when you visit our website. These are primarily technical data (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically as soon as you visit this website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the information is generated to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified or deleted. If you have any questions about this or any other issues related to data protection, please feel free to contact us at any time at the address provided in the legal notice. You also have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervising authority.
Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand the restriction of processing of your personal data. For details please see section “Right to restriction of data processing” below.
This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). Personal data collected on this website are stored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, metadata and communication data, contract information, contact information, names, web page access, and other data generated through a website.
The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 (1) (b) of GDPR) and in the interest of secure, fast and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 (1) (f) of GDPR).
Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to such data.
Execution of a contract data processing agreement
In order to guarantee processing in compliance with data protection regulations, we have concluded an order processing contract with our host.
3. General information and mandatory information
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we treat your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy statement.
Whenever you use this website, various personal information will be collected. Personal data are any information that can be used to personally identify you. This privacy statement explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.
Please note that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. Complete protection of your data from third party access is not possible.
Information on the responsible party
Responsible for data processing on this website is:
Am Alten Bahnhof 5
50354 Hürth / Cologne – Germany
Phone: +49 2233 8058091
Responsible party is the natural person or legal entity that alone or jointly with others makes decisions on the purposes of and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing transactions are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal notification via e-mail. The lawfulness of data processing up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)
In the event that data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (e) or (f) of GDPR, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data based on grounds relating to your unique situation, including profiling based on these provisions. The respective legal basis, on which any processing of data is based, is given in this privacy statement. If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data concerned, unless we are in the position to present compelling and legitimate grounds for the processing of your data, that override your interests, rights and freedoms or if the purpose of the processing serves the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims (objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1) of GDPR).
Where your personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data used for the purposes of such markeing. This also applies to profiling to the extent that 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) of GDPR).
Right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to file a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to file a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.
Right to data transferability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another person responsible, this will only take place if it is technically feasible.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as enquiries or orders you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from „http://“ to „https://“ and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, rectification and deletion of data
Within the scope of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to demand at any time information about your personal data stored, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to rectification or deletion of these data. If you have any questions about this subject or any other issues related to data protection, please feel free to contact us at any time at the address provided in the legal notice.
Right to restriction of data processing
You have the right to demand restriction as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in the legal notice. The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:
- In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data stored by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the deletion of this data.
- If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal claims, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its deletion.
- If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1) of GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their storage – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.
Objection against advertising mails
We herewith object to the use of contact information published in the context of website legal notice requirements to send unsolicited advertising and information material that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this website and its pages reserve the express right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising information, such as spam e-mails.
4. Recording of data on this website
Some of our web pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.
You can configure your browser to make sure that you are notified every time cookies are set and to enable you to accept cookies only in specific cases or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific situations or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.
Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you want to use (e.g. the language switcher function) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) of GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimised service provided free of technical errors.
If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your browsing behaviour) should be stored, they are addressed separately in this privacy statement.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) of GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to ensure this, server log files must be recorded.
Request by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name, request), will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these data on without your consent.
The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 (1) (b) of GDPR if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) of GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1) (f) of GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.
The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you ask us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions, in particular those regarding statutory retention periods, remain unaffected.