1. General Information concerning Data Protection
Data form the basis for our ability to perform outstanding service. Our most important capital, however, is the trust of our customers. Our highest priority is to protect customers' data and only use it as our customers expect from us. For this reason, it is a matter of course that we adhere to the legal stipulations for data protection. Moreover, it is important for us that you know, at all times, when we store what data and how we use it.
2. Transparency in Data Recording, Transmission and Utilisation
Your visits to our websites are recorded by the provider. Essentially, the following are recorded: the IP address currently used by your PC, the data and time of day, browser type and operational system of your PC as well as the pages that you have looked at. A personal reference is generally not possible for us, nor is it intended.
These data are only recorded for the purposes of data security and the optimisation of our web offering. No other exploitation of the data is undertaken, except for statistical purposes and then always in anonymous form. Nor are any personally related surf profiles created or processed, or anything similar to this.
Moreover, personal data are only stored if you indicate this to us out of your own initiative, e.g. within the framework of a registration, survey, online application or in order to perform a contract. You will be informed concerning the purposes of the recording of the data recorded there in the corresponding entry and contact forms.
The personal data that you convey to us via a website or by e-mail (e.g. your name and your address or your e-mail address) are only processed for correspondence with you and for the purpose for which you have made the data available to us.
The information gathered on this website is passed on to the unit in charge within our enterprise group. We ensure that we shall not pass on your personal data to third parties, unless we are legally obliged to do so or you have granted us your prior consent.
If we employ service providers for the execution and settlement of processing procedures, the contractual relations will be regulated according to the stipulations of the Federal Data Protection Act.
If you have transmitted personal data to us, you can have them deleted at any time. Data for accounting and bookkeeping purposes are not affected by termination/revocation or by a deletion.
Personal data that have been conveyed to us via our website are only stored until the purpose has been fulfilled which you have entrusted to us. Insofar as trade and legal taxation retention periods are to be observed, the storage duration for some data can last up to 10 years.
3. General Legal Information
If you no longer in agree to the storage of your personal data, or if these have become incorrect, we shall bring about the deletion or blocking of your data by giving appropriate instructions, or undertake the necessary corrections (insofar as this is possible in accordance with the valid laws). Upon request and free of charge, you will receive information concerning all the personal data that we have stored concerning you.
We occasionally refer to the websites of third parties. Although we select these third parties carefully, we cannot accept any guarantee or liability for the correctness and/or completeness of the content and data security of websites of third parties. Nor does this Data Protection Declaration apply to linked websites of third parties.
We carry out our businesses so that our obligations are fulfilled in all the countries in which we are represented.
Insofar as we introduce new products or services, if internet procedures change or if the internet and EDP security technology develops further, the Data Protection Declaration is to be updated. We therefore reserve the right to alter or complete the declaration as required. We shall announce the alteration here, at this place. For this reason, you should regularly visit this website in order to inform yourself of the current state of the Data Protection Declaration.
All the information contained on this website has been examined with great care. However, we do not guarantee that the contents of our own websites are at all times correct, complete and up to date.
4. Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
5. Information concerning Data Security
Cookies are small text data that are filed on the PC of the internet user. The purpose is the control of the connection during you visits to websites. They contain purely technical information, no personal data. We do not use any cookies.
We guarantee the confidentiality and security of your personal data through the following measures:
- We only use your personal data, insofar as you convey these to us via our website or during the course of e-mail communication, for the fulfilment of your wishes or concerns.
- Our employees are obliged to maintain secrecy.
- Our security measures correspond to the current state of technology to an appropriate extent.
- Our systems are regularly examined for security so that we can protect the data held by us from any damages, losses and accesses over the long term.
- We ensure the adherence to the Data Protection Declaration of the data protection officer.
6. Control and Information Authority
If you are not satisfied with the measures concerning data protection shown here, or have any questions pertaining to the recording, processing and/or utilisation of your personal data, we would be pleased to hear from you. We shall do our best to answer your questions as quickly as possible and put your suggestions into practice. Please contact our data protection officer under firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can peruse our Public Procedure Directory found as an Attachment to this Data Protection Declaration.