Data protection

In this data protection declaration we inform you about the use of our website for the processing of personal data.

Personal data is information that relates to an identified or identifiable person. In particular, this includes information that enables us to identify you, such as your name, your telephone number, your address or e-mail address. Statistical data that we collect when you visit our website, for example, and that cannot be associated with your person, does not fall under the term of personal data.

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Server Log File

When you visit this website, the browser used on your terminal device sends information to our website server automatically. This information is stored in a so-called “log file” temporarily. Following information is collected automatically without any action of yours and is stored until its automatic deletion:

  • the IP address of the inquiring PC
  • the access date and time
  • the name and the URL of the recalled file
  • the address of the loading page (referrer URL)
  • the browser in use and (if necessary) your PC operating system as well as the name of your access provider.
  • access status (e.g. file transmitted, file not found)
  • transferred amount of data

We process the afore mentioned data for the following purposes:

  • ensuring an optimal connection to the website
  • ensuring a comfortable usage of our website
  • analyzing the system safety and stability, and
  • other administrative purposes.

Legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Par. 1-1-f) of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest arises from the afore mentioned purposes of data collection. In no case we will use the collected data for tracing back to your person.

Cookies

On our website we use cookies, small files automatically generated by your browser upon request of our website and stored on your terminal device (laptop, tablet, smart phone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies cannot harm your terminal device and contain no virus, Trojan horse or other malware.

The information stored in cookies depends specifically on the device in use. However, this does not mean that we get to know your identity directly.

On the one hand, by using cookies we can make our service more user friendly. Therefore we use the so-called “session cookies” that help us recognizing that you have already visited individual pages of our website. Once you have closed our pages, these cookies are deleted automatically.

In order to optimize our website ergonomics we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your terminal device for a specific period of time. When you return to our website and use our services, you will be recognized automatically as a former user together with your inputs and settings, so that you do not need to reconfigure them.

On the other hand, we use cookies for tracking our website usage for statistical purposes and for evaluating our service optimization. When you return to our website, these cookies help us recognizing automatically that you have already been our user and are deleted automatically after a specific period of time.

The data obtained through cookies are necessary for the afore mentioned purposes in order to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties according to Art. 6 Par. 1-1-f) of the GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. If you do not want cookies to be stored on your PC or you want a notice to be shown before a new cookie is created, you can disable this in the system settings of your browser. However, this can restrict some functionalities of our website.

Font service

This website uses fonts.com, a font service provided by Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. („fonts.com“), Monotype GmbH, Horexstraße 30, 61352 Bad Homburg, Germany. Each time this website is accessed, files are uploaded from a fonts.com server in order to portray texts in a specific font. Your IP address may be transferred to a fonts.com server in the process and stored in the context of the usual weblogs. fonts.com is responsible for the subsequent processing of this information; please refer to the data use policy of „Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.)“ for the relevant conditions and settings https://www.monotype.com/legal/privacy-policy/

For your current browser session, you have the option of disabling the font service completely by means of the following buttons.

Data Transmission

We do not transmit your personal data to any third parties for purposes different from the ones listed below.

We transmit your personal data to third parties only if:

  • you have granted your specific consent according to Art. 6 Par. 1-1-a) of the GDPR
  • the transmission is necessary for asserting, exercising or safeguarding rights according to Art. 6 Par. 1-1-f) of the GDPR and there is no reason for an overriding interest warranting protection relating to your data disclosure
  • the transmission is compulsory by law according to Art. 6 Par. 1-1-c) of the GDPR
  • this is permitted by law and necessary to contractual relationships with you according to Art. 6 Par. 1-1-b) of the GDPR.

Rights of the Person Concerned

Please contact us at any time if you wish to know which kind of personal data of yours we store and/or if you want to have it amended or deleted. Moreover, you have the right of processing restriction (Art. 18 of the GDPR), opposition to processing (Art. 21 of the GDPR) and data portability (Art. 20 of the GDPR).

Please contact us directly if you want to exercise your rights.

Right of Opposition

As long as your personal data is processed for a legitimate interest according to Art. 6 Par. 1-1-f) of the GDPR, you have the right to oppose the processing of your personal data according to Art. 21 of the GDPR. This if there are valid reasons resulting from your specific situation or your opposition is made against direct advertising. In this last case you have a general right of opposition, which we will implement without specifying any particular situation.

Please send us an e-mail (see “Imprint”) for exercising your right of withdrawal or opposition.

Data Safety

We have implemented all the appropriate technical and administrative safety measures in order to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. All of our employees and suppliers are bound to observe the data protection laws in force. 

Before transmitting it, we encrypt all of the personal data we collect and process. Therefore, no third party can misuse your data. We improve our safety procedures and revise our privacy policies constantly. Please make sure their latest version is at your disposal.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If required by new technologies, we reserve the right to modify our privacy policies. Make sure their latest version is at your disposal. In case of substantial changes to fundamental sections of this privacy policy, we will inform you on our website.