The protection of your privacy when processing personal data is an important concern for us.
We take data protection seriously
When you visit our website, our web servers store the IP address of your internet service provider, the website from which you visit us, the web pages you visit on our site and the date and duration of your visit. This information is essential for the technical transmission of the web pages and secure server operation. A personalised evaluation of this data does not take place.
Personal data is data about your person. This includes your name, your address and your e-mail address. You do not have to disclose any personal data to be able to visit our website. In some cases we need your name and address and other information in order to be able to offer you the service you have requested.
The same applies if we supply you with information material on request or if we answer your inquiries. In these cases we will always point this out to you. Furthermore, we only store the data that you have automatically or voluntarily transmitted to us.
Automatically stored non-personal data
When you visit our Internet pages, we may store certain information for administrative and technical reasons. This can be: type and version of the browser used, date and time of access, and the IP address.
This data is then, however, collected anonymously and only for statistical purposes or used to improve our Internet and online services.
This anonymous data is stored – separately from personal data – on secure systems and cannot be assigned to any individual person. This means that your personal data remains protected at all times.
When you visit our website, we may store information on your computer in the form of cookies. Cookies are small files that are transferred from an Internet server to your browser and stored on your hard disk. Only the Internet Protocol address is stored – no personal data. This information, which is stored in the cookies, makes it possible to automatically recognize you the next time you visit our website, making it easier for you to use.
Use of Google Analytics with anonymisation function
We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of the company Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google” on our site. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and thus enable us to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your website visit including your IP address, is transferred to Google in the USA and stored there.
We use Google Analytics with the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” on our website. In this case, your IP address is already shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and thus made anonymous.
Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website, to compile reports on website activities for us and to provide further services associated with website and Internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google.
If you visit our site via a mobile device (smartphone or tablet), you must click this link instead to prevent tracking by Google Analytics within this website in the future. This is also possible as an alternative to the above browser add-on. By clicking the link, an opt-out cookie will be set in your browser that is only valid for this browser and domain. If you delete the cookies in this browser, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted, so you will have to click the link again.
Use of Siteimprove Analytics
Use of Google AJAX Search API
Use of Google Maps
We have taken technical and administrative security measures to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. All our employees as well as service providers working for us are obliged to comply with the applicable data protection laws.
Right to information/Right to be forgotten
Please contact us at any time if you would like to find out what personal data we store about you. Furthermore, you can withdraw your permission to collect and process your personal data at any time. In both cases please contact us directly.