1. Data Privacy at a Glance
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Data Collection on this Website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find his contact details in the imprint of this website.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected when you provide it to us. This might, for example, be data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data is collected by our IT system when you visit this website, either automatically or with your consent. This is mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected in order to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information, free of charge and at any time, about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you may revoke this consent at any time for the future. In addition, under certain circumstances you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
If you have any questions with regard to this and other questions concerning data privacy, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice.
Analytics Tools and Third-party Tools
Whenever you visit this website, your surfing behaviour may be statistically analysed. Mostly this is done using cookies and so-called analytics software.
2. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). Any personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster’s servers. This may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contractual data, contact details, names, website accesses and other data generated via a website.
The hoster is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 (1) b DSGVO – German Data Protection Regulation) and to safeguard secure, fast and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6(1) f DSGVO).
Our hoster will only process your data to the extent necessary for the fulfilment of their service obligations and will follow our instructions with regard to this data.
Conclusion of a Contract on Job Processing
In order to ensure processing compliant with data protection regulations, we have concluded a contract on job processing with our hoster.
3. General Information and Mandatory Information
We would like to point out that data transmission on the internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Note on the Data Controller
The Data Controller responsible for data processing on this website is:
Schlossstraße 2 · 96106 Ebern-Weißenbrunn
Tel. +49-9531 9448660
The responsible data controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Withdrawal of your Consent to Data Processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient. This does not affect the legality of any data processing carried out previous to this revocation.
Right to Object to Data Collection in Special Cases and to Direct Advertising (Art. 21 DSGVO)
Right of Appeal to the Competent Supervisory Authority
In the event of breaches of the DSGVO (German General Data Protection Regulation), persons affected shall have a right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, their place of work or the location of the alleged breach. The right of appeal is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.
Right to Data Portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically, on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract, handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of those data to another responsible data controller, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS Encryption
For security reasons and in order to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, Deletion and Correction
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to be provided, free of charge, with information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if applicable, the right to correction or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions concerning the subject of personal data, you may contact us at any time at the address given in the Legal Notice.
Right to Restriction of Processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. To do this, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the Legal Notice. The right to restriction of processing applies in the following cases:
If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need some time to check this. For the duration of this verification, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If the processing of your personal data happened/is happening unlawfully, you can request the restriction of data processing instead of deletion.
If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
If you have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DSGVO, your and our interests must be balanced. As long as it has not yet been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data may – apart from being stored – only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.
Objection to Advertising E-mails
We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the obligatory provision of a legal notice, for purposes of sending advertising and information material which has not been expressly requested. The operators of these pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example by spam e-mails.
4. Data Collection on this Website
Our internet pages use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to your terminal device. They are stored on your end device, either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies). Session cookies will be automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies will remain stored on your end device until you delete them yourself or until they are automatically deleted by your web browser.
In some cases, cookies from third-party companies may also be stored on your terminal device when you access our site (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services provided by the third-party company (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).
Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behaviour or display advertising.
Cookies necessary to carry out the electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or to provide certain functions desired by you (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping cart function) or to optimise the website (e.g. cookies to measure the web audience) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the storage of the cookies in question is based exclusively on this consent (Art. 6 para. 1 a DSGVO); consent can be revoked at any time.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, that you exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and that you activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
If cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you about this separately within the framework of this Data Privacy Notice and, if necessary, request your consent.
Server Log Files
The provider of these pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
browser type and browser version
operating system used
host name of accessing computer
time of the server request
This data is not merged with other data sources.
The collection of this data is based on Art. 6(1) f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in presenting this website free of technical errors and optimising it – the server log files must be recorded for this purpose.
Enquiries by E-mail, Telephone or Fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your enquiry including all personal data resulting from it (name, enquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of this data will be in accordance with Art. 6 (1) b DSGVO if your request is related to the performance of a contract or if it is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing will be based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of enquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO) or on your consent (Art. 6 (1) a DSGVO) if this has been requested.
The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or until the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.
5. Analysis Tools and Advertising
1&1 Web Analytics
This website uses the analysis services of 1&1 Web Analytics. The provider is 1&1 IONOS SE, Elgendorfer Straße 57, D – 56410 Montabaur. The scope of the analyses with 1&1 includes analysis of visitor numbers and behaviour (e.g. number of page views, duration of a website visit, bounce rates), visitor sources (i.e. from which page the visitor was referred), visitor locations as well as technical data (browser and operating system versions). For this purpose, 1&1 will in particular store the following data:
referrer (previously visited website)
requested website or file
browser type and browser version
operating system used
type of device used
time of access
IP address in anonymised form (only used to determine the location of access).
According to 1&1, data collection is completely anonymised so that it cannot be traced back to individual persons. 1&1 Web Analytics does not store cookies.
The storage and analysis of the data is based on Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both his website and advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing will be carried out exclusively in accordance with Art. 6(1) a DSGVO; this consent may be revoked at any time.
For further information on data collection and processing by 1&1 Web Analytics, please refer to the following links:
We have concluded an order processing contract with 1&1. This contract is intended to ensure that 1&1 handles your personal data in accordance with data protection regulations.
6. General Newsletter
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require you to provide us with an e-mail address and with information which allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. No further data is collected or only on a voluntary basis. We will use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and will not pass it on to third parties.
The processing of the data entered in the newsletter registration form will be based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 (1) a DSGVO). You may at any time revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter, for example by using the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. This does not affect the legality of any data processing operations already carried out.
The data you provide us with for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider until you unsubscribe from the newsletter, and it will be deleted from the newsletter distribution list after you have unsubscribed from the newsletter. This does not affect any data stored by us for other purposes.
After you have unsubscribed from the newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address, if necessary, will be stored in a blacklist, by us or by the newsletter service provider, in order to prevent any future mailings. The blacklist data will only be used for this purpose and will not be merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with the legal requirements for sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO). There is no time limit for storage in the blacklist. You may object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.
Newsletter – Performance Measurement
Newsletters contain a so-called “web beacon”, i.e. a pixel-sized file which is retrieved whenever the newsletter is opened, either from our server or, if we use a dispatch service provider, from their server. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information such as information on the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and the time of the retrieval is collected.
This information is used for the technical improvement of the services on the basis of the technical data or the target groups and their reading behaviour on the basis of their retrieval locations (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or the access times. Statistical surveys also include determining whether newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. While, for technical reasons, this information can be assigned to individual newsletter recipients, it is neither our intention nor that of the dispatch service provider (if used) to monitor individual users. Rather these evaluations help us to learn about the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content corresponding to user interests.
Unfortunately, is it not possible to separately revoke performance measurement . If you object, the entire newsletter subscription must be cancelled.
7. Plugins and Tools
YouTube with Extended Data Protection
This website integrates YouTube videos. The operator of these pages is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
We use YouTube in extended data protection mode and with an additional plugin which provides static start images for all videos so that it is not necessary to connect to Google before starting a video. According to YouTube, this mode means that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video.
As soon as you start a YouTube video on this website, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This informs the YouTube server about which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Furthermore, after starting a video, YouTube may save various cookies on your end device or use comparable recognition technologies (e.g. device fingerprinting). This way, YouTube can obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, to improve user experience and to prevent fraud attempts.
If necessary, further data processing may be triggered after the start of a YouTube video; we have no control of this.
We use YouTube to provide an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art 6 (1) f DSGVO. If corresponding consent has been requested, data processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) a DSGVO; consent may be revoked at any time.
Source of German text: e-recht24.de