Name and Address of the Responsible Person
The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:
D-50969 Köln, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 221-935499-0
Legal Basis and Purpose of the Collection and Use of Personal Data
Personal data are details of the personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person that are suitable for identifying them. These include, for example the civil name, the address, the telephone number, the date of birth, the e-mail address and the IP address, but also all other data that can be referred to a person of record. Legal basis for our handling of personal data is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, from May 25th 2018) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BFPA). We will only collect, process and store your personal data, insofar as this is necessary for the functional provision of this website and our content and services, as well as for the processing of inquiries and, if necessary, for the processing of orders / contracts, but only insofar as there is a legitimate interest or any other legitimacy.
Data Collection on Our Website
Provision of the Website and Creation of Server Log Files
The hosting provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits.
The Following Data Is Collected Here:
- IP address of the requesting computer
- Date and time of access
- Name and URL of the retrieved data
- Transmitted amount of data
- Notification if the retrieval was successful
A merge of this data with other data sources will not be done.
Storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. For these purposes, our legitimate interest in the processing of data according to art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. In the case of collecting the data for providing the website, this is the case when the respective session is completed. In the case of storing the data in log files, this is the case after 14 days at the latest. An additional storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.
The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. There is consequently no contradiction on the part of the user.
We use "session cookies" to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page break. In the cookies the following data is stored and transmitted:
- Storage of a login status
- Fill in multipage forms
- Temporary storage of user input
- Display status of controls
- Search parameters
Contact Form and Email Contact
If you send us inquiries via the contact form your details from the inquiry form including the contact details you provided there, will be stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent. The processing of the data entered into the contact form is therefore exclusively based on your consent (art. 6 (1) lit. GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this send an informal e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation. The information you provide in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or delete the purpose for data storage (for example, after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions - especially retention periods - remain unaffected.
Alternatively contact via the provided e-mail address is possible. In this case the user's personal data transmitted by e-mail will be stored. In this context there is no disclosure of the data to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation.
Sharing Content via Plugins (Facebook, Google+1, Twitter etc.)
The content on our pages can be shared in privacy-friendly social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. This site uses a tool that does not establish direct contact between the networks and users until the user actively clicks on a button. An automatic transfer of user data to the operators of these platforms is not done by this tool. If the user is logged in to one of the social networks, when using the social buttons of Facebook, Google + 1, Twitter & Co. an information window appears, in which the user can confirm the text before submitting.
Our users can share the content of this page in a privacy-compliant way on social networks, without creating complete surf profiles by the network operators.
Analysis Services and Advertising
The content management system used provides statistics on the page views of our website. For this purpose, only the number of views, the time and the URL are stored. There will be no personal data, such as Your IP address saved.
Plugins and Tools
We use "Google reCAPTCHA" (hereafter "reCAPTCHA") on our websites. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").
With reCAPTCHA we want to check if the data entry on our websites (for example in a contact form) is done by a human or by an automated program. For this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (for example, the IP address, the website visitor's visit time on the website, or user mouse movements). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.
The reCAPTCHA analyzes are completely in the background. Site visitors are not advised that an analysis is taking place.
The data processing is based on art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its websites from abusive automated spying and SPAM.
Our website uses plugins from the Google-powered page Youtube. Site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit one of our YouTube plug-in-enabled sites, you will be connected to the servers of YouTube. It tells the YouTube server which of our pages you've visited.
If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube will allow you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
The use of YouTube is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Adobe Typekit Web Fonts
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This site uses the mapping service Google Maps via an API. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and an easy findability of the places we have indicated on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Rights of the Person Concerned
Revocation of Your Consent to Data Processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke an existing consent at any time. For this, send an informal message by e-mail to email@example.com. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to Data Porability
You have the right to have data that we process on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract, in itself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another person in charge, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
Information, Blocking, Deletion
You have the right to free information on your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to rectification, blocking or deletion of this data. For further information on personal data, please contact us at any time at the following address:
D-50969 Köln, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 221-935499-0
Right of Appeal to the Competent Supervisory Authority
In the case of violations of data protection law, the person concerned has the right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for data protection issues is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found under the following link: (This link opens in new tab) https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.