1. Data protection at a glance
The following hints give a simple overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any information that can be used to identify you personally. Comprehensive information about data protection is given in the privacy declaration further down after this text.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the collection of data on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator whose contact details can be found in the Imprint of this website.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your personal data is collected as provided by you and may be, for instance, details which you entered into a contact form.
Other data is recorded automatically by our IT system when you visit our website. Such details are predominantly technical data (e.g., internet browser, operating system or time of access to the website). The collection of such data runs automatically as soon as you access our website.
What are we using the data for?
Some data is collected in order to guarantee smooth functioning of the website. Some data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.
Which rights do you have with regard to your data?
You are always entitled to request information free-of-charge about the source, recipients and purpose of your stored personal data. In addition, you are entitled to demand correction, blocking or deletion of your personal data. As to that and for further questions about data protection you may contact us at all times using the address given in the Imprint. Over and above that, you have the right of recourse to the responsible supervisory authority.
2. General hints and mandatory information
The operators of these websites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in compliance with the legal regulations on data protection as well as this privacy declaration.
When you use this website, various personal details are collected. Personal data is information that enables to identify you personally. This privacy declaration explains which details we collect and what we use them for. It also explains how and for which purpose this is done.
Please note that the transmission of data on the Internet (e.g., when communicating by e-mail) may be prone to security gaps. Overall protection of data against third-party access is not possible.
Information about the controller
The entity acting as data controller of this website is:
Jülicher Straße 390/392
Telephone: +49 (0)241 16808-0
A controller is a natural or legal person, which alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g., name, e-mail address or the like).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing functions can only be carried out with your explicit consent. You may, however, revoke your consent at any time. An informal e-mail message to this effect will be sufficient. The legality of the processing of data until revocation remains unaffected.
Right to data portability
You have the right to request that a portable copy of the data that we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract be sent to you or a third party in a common format. Insofar as you request direct transmission of the data to a different person/body responsible, this is done only as far as technically possible.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
This website uses SSL and/or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of confidential contents during transmission as, e.g., orders or enquiries that you send to us as the website operator. You can see that a transmission has been encrypted by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
When SSL and/or TLS encryption is enabled, the data that you have transmitted to us cannot be read by third parties.
Access, blocking, deletion
Within the scope of applicable legal requirements you have the right to get information about your personal details stored by us, about their origin and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of such details; furthermore, if applicable, the right to request rectification, blocking or deletion of these details. As to that and other questions concerning personal data you may always contact us at the address given in the Imprint.
3. Data collection on our website
The websites partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do no harm on your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make our offering more user-friendly, more efficient and more secure. Cookies are small text files which are filed on your computer and saved by your browser.
The majority of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are deleted automatically when you finish your visit. Other cookies remain stored on our computer until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.
Cookies which are necessary to perform electronic communication processes or to provide certain functions you wish to use (e.g., the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically trouble-free and optimal provision of services. If other cookies (such as those used to analyse your surfing behaviour) are also stored, they are treated separately in this Privacy Declaration.
Server log files
The provider of the websites records and automatically stores data in so-called server log files which are automatically transmitted to us by your browser. These are the following:
• Type and version of browser
• Operating system used
• Referrer URL
• Host name of the accessing computer
• Server request date / time
• IP address
There is no merging of this data with other data sources.
Processing of data is based on Art 6 (1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which allows the processing of data where necessary for the performance of a contract or prior to a contract.