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Privacy Policy

Welcome to our website. Thank you for your interest in our company and in our products and services. Protecting your privacy during your use of our website is important to us. Please therefore take note of the following information:

1. Fundamental information about the way we handle personal data

You may visit our website without having to provide any personal data. Every time you access our website usage data is transmitted by the respective internet browser and stored in log files, so-called server log files, such as date and time of the call, name of the accessed page, data volume transferred and the name of the enquiring provider. This data cannot be attributed to a particular person and is exclusively intended to ensure the smooth operation of our website and to improve our offer.

When contacting us (for example via contact form or e-mail) personal data is collected. It is evident from the respective input form which data is collected. This data is stored and processed exclusively for the purpose of responding to your enquiry or contacting you and for any associated technical administration. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your enquiry if you so wish, provided that such deletion does not violate any statutory storage obligations.

In addition, personal data is collected which is used within the scope of our own advertising purposes in the form of our e-mail newsletters. You may unsubscribe from the Newsletter at any time, using the link provided in the Newsletter itself or by sending us an email asking to unsubscribe. Your email address will be deleted as soon as you have unsubscribed.

We reserve the right, for our own promotional purposes, to store your first name and surname, your postal address and, if we have received such additional details from you under our contractual relationship, your title, academic qualification, your year of birth and your professional, sector or business designation in summary lists, and to use them to send you, by post, offers and information about our products that may interest you. You may object to the storage and use of your data for this purpose, by sending an email to the contact address described below.

2. Cookies

To make your visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use cookies on a number of pages. These are tiny text files, which are stored on your computer. Some of the cookies we use are deleted when your browser session ends, i.e. when you close your browser (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer and enable us, or our partner companies, to recognise your browser next time you visit our site (persistent cookies). You can set up your browser in such a way that you are informed when cookies are set and can decide whether to accept them in each individual case, or you can refuse to accept cookies in certain circumstances or you can refuse all cookies. If you refuse to accept cookies, this may restrict the functionality of our website.

3. Use of Videos (e. g. Youtube, Vimeo)

This website uses Youtube embedding functions for the display and playback of videos offered by "Youtube". To this end, the extended data protection mode is used to ensure, according to provider information, that user information is only stored when the playback function of the video is started. When the playback function of embedded Youtube videos is started, the provider sets "Youtube" cookies in order to collect information about user behaviour. According to indications from "Youtube", the use of these cookies is intended to record video statistics, to improve user-friendliness and to prevent improper actions. Regardless of whether the embedded video is played, a connection to the Google network "DoubleClick" is established when visiting this website. This may trigger further data processing beyond our control.

Further information on "YouTube" data protection can be found in the provider's privacy statement at: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

4. Web analysis service

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie in relation to the use of this website is normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored.

However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will first abbreviate your IP address within European Union Member States or in other signatory states of the Convention on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases. Google will use this information, on behalf of the operator of this website, to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide other services to the website operator in connection with use of the website and the Internet.

Google will not consolidate the IP address transmitted from your browser in connection with Google Analytics with other data. You may prevent cookies being stored by setting your browser software so that cookies are not accepted; however, we would advise you that if you refuse cookies, you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. You may also prevent the data generated by the cookie in relation to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to Google and processed by it, by downloading and installing the browser plugin that is available via the following link : http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

As an alternative to the browser plugin, or in browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie, which will prevent Google Analytics from generating data on this website in the future (this opt-out cookie will only function in this browser and only for this domain, and if you delete your cookies in this browser, you will need to click the link again): Deactivate Google Analytics

Please note that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”, so that IP addresses can only be processed in abbreviated format, to exclude the possibility of any direct personal identification.

5. Google Maps

On our website we use Google Maps (API) of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Maps is a web service for the visual display of interactive (geographical) maps and geographical information.

Already when calling up any sub-pages containing maps of Google Maps information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is transmitted to Google servers in the US where it is stored. Google will, where applicable, pass on this information to third parties insofar as this is prescribed by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google.

Google will not link your IP address to any other data of Google. However, it would be technically possible for Google to use the information obtained by the use of Google Maps to identify the user, create a personality profile of the user or process and use it for other purposes beyond our control.

The terms of use of Google can be found at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/terms/regional.html and the additional terms of use of Google Maps can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/de_US/help/terms_maps.html. Detailed information on data protection in conjunction with the use of Google Maps can be found on the Google website („Google Privacy Policy“): http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/target

Should you not consent to the transmission of your data to Google in conjunction with the use of Google Maps, you may entirely deactivate the web service of Google Maps by disabling the JavaScript application in your browser. In this case Google Maps and also the map display on this web page cannot be used.

6. Right of Access, Correction, Objection and Complaint

You naturally have the right to request access to the data held and stored about you. Equally, you have the right to have incorrect data corrected, blocked or deleted or the processing thereof limited and the right of objection to the processing of the data. The contact address can be found in our Legal Notice. Furthermore, you have the right of complaint to the responsible data protection supervisory authority.