The responsible party as defined by the data protection laws is:
P.O. Box 12 02 53
57023 Siegen, Germany
57074 Siegen, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)271 66123-0
Fax: +49 (0)271 61866
Collection of general information
When you access our website, certain general information is collected automatically. This information (server log files) includes for example the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider, and similar. None of this information can be used to identify you personally. This information is needed for technical purposes in order to properly deliver the contents you request from websites. The collection of this information is inevitable when using the internet. Anonymous information of this type is used by us for statistical analyses which help us optimise our website and its underlying technology.
Like many other websites, we use 'cookies'. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. They automatically provide us with certain data about your computer and your internet connection, such as the IP address, type of browser, and operating system.
Cookies cannot be used to launch programs or transmit viruses to a computer. We can use the information contained in the cookies to help you navigate and view our website more easily.
We never transfer any of the data collected by us to third parties, and we do not link it to any personal data without your prior consent.
In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.
If you contact us via e-mail or by using the contact form, the details you provide will be stored in order to process your request and for any follow-up questions.
Deletion and/or blocking of data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data parsimony. We store your personal data only for as long as needed to achieve the objectives stated here, or as long as required by law for a variety of statutory retention periods. After the relevant objective no longer applies and/or the statutory periods have elapsed, the corresponding data will be blocked or deleted routinely in accordance with the law.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (below: Google). Google Analytics uses 'cookies', small text files that are stored on your computer and that make it possible to analyse how you use this website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is typically transmitted to and stored on a Google server located in the USA. However, due to the IP anonymization that is activated for these websites, your IP address will be truncated by Google within European Union member states and other signatory states to the European Economic Area treaty. In exceptional cases only, the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and be truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information in order to analyse your use of this website, create reports on web site activity, and perform other services related to website use and internet use for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.
You can prevent the storing of cookies by making a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, please note that in this case, you may not be able to use all of our website functions to their full extent. You have the option of preventing the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in that is available from the following location: Browser-add-on for deactivating Google Analytics
In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can also prevent the tracking via Google Analytics on our site by clicking on this link. This installs an opt-out cookie on your device. This will prevent the data collection by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser for as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.
Use of script libraries (Google Web Fonts)
In order to display our contents correctly and in a visually appealing manner across different browsers, our website uses script libraries and font libraries such as Google Web Fonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). Google Web Fonts are transmitted to your browser cache in order to avoid multiple loading. If your browser does not support Google Web Fonts or prevents access, the contents will display using a default font.
When calling up script libraries or font libraries, this automatically triggers a connection to the operator of that library. This means that it is theoretically possible – though it is currently not clear whether and for what purpose, if any – for the operators of such libraries to collect data.
Use of Google Maps
This website uses the Google Maps API for the visual representation of geographical information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes, and uses data about how visitors use the map features. For more information on data processing by Google, refer to Google's pricacy policyy. There, you can also modify your personal privacy settings by using their data protection centre.
Detailed instructions on how to manage your own data in relation to Google products is available here.
Our website uses Google conversion tracking. If you reached our website after clicking on an ad posted by Google, Google AdWords will put a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is placed after a user clicks on an ad posted by Google. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If a user accesses certain pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognise that the user clicked on the ad and has been forwarded to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. This means that cookies cannot be traced through the websites of AdWords customers. The information gathered by the conversion cookies serves to compile conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have chosen conversion tracking. Customers find out the total number of users who clicked on their ads and were forwarded to pages marked with a conversion tracking tag. But they do not receive any information that would personally identify any users.
If you wish to opt out of tracking, you can refuse to accept the cookie – for example by using the browser settings that deactivate the placing of cookies in general, or by configuring your browser to block cookies from the 'googleadservices.com' domain.
Please note that you must not delete the opt-out cookies for as long as you wish to refuse the recording of measurement data. Once you have deleted all cookies in your browser, you must re-create the relevant opt-out cookie.
Your rights of information, correction, blocking, deletion, and objection
You have the right, at any time, to receive information about your personal data stored by us. You also have the right to have your personal data corrected, blocked, or deleted, except where the deletion would violate the legally required data storage for business transactions. Please contact our data protection officer for this purpose. The contact details are provided below.
To be able to recognise the blocking of data at any time, such data must be kept in a blocking file for control purposes. You can also demand that the data be deleted, provided no legally required archiving obligation applies. Where such an obligation exists, we will block your data upon request.
You can make changes or revoke your consent with effect for the future by notifying us accordingly.
Modification of our data protection terms
We reserve the right to modify our data protection statement from time to time in order to ensure that it always conforms to the current legal requirements or in order to reflect changes in our services in the data protection statement, e.g. if new services are introduced. When you visit us again, the new data protection statement will apply.
Ask our data protection officer
If you have any questions concerning data protection, please e-mail us or contact our data protection officer directly:
Mr. Norbert Gaulocher
Data security officer (TÜV®)
Am Erlenbach 2
88662 Überlingen, Germany
You can contact him per E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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