Data protection
Data privacy information

Welcome to our website. We appreciate your interest in our company. To assure you that your personal data is treated with care, we would like to clarify how your data is handled and explain the security measures that we take to protect it. We would also like to explain your legal rights in connection with the processing of this data.
Personal data
As a rule, we do not require any personal data from you when you visit our website. We merely record information about the name of your Internet service provider and the pages that you visit on our website. However, you as an Internet user remain anonymous since we only analyse this information for statistical purposes (e.g., number of views of individual web pages). Personal data is only collected when volunteer this information when you order informational materials, for example. This data is still transmitted in unencrypted form, so we cannot rule out the possibility that it could be accessed by unauthorised parties during the transmission process. However, you can use alternative channels of communication (e.g., letter or fax), which are more secure than unencrypted e-mail.

User profiles / consent

We do not compile user profiles. If we intend to create user profiles in the future, you will be given due warning when you visit our site so that you have the opportunity to decline. We will then respect your wishes and we will not create a user profile for you. We will not collect, process or use data for consulting, advertising or market research purposes without prior consent from you. You may withdraw your consent at any time.
Use and disclosure of personal data / stated purpose
Any personal information that we obtain from you when you visit our web site will be collected, processed and used for the stated purpose only. This will happen only in accordance with applicable laws or with your consent.

Right to request information
On request, we can also inform you in writing whether we have saved personal data about you, and if so, which data.

Links to other providers

Our website may also contain clearly identifiable links to the websites of other companies.
We have no control over the content of these websites. Therefore, we also accept no responsibility or liability for this content. The respective provider or operator is always responsible for the content of these sites. Linked websites were checked for possible violations of the law and any recognisable legal infringements when the links were created. No illegal content was found at that time. The linked websites will not be monitored on an ongoing basis unless there is concrete evidence of a violation. If we become aware of any violations, such links will be removed promptly.

Security principles
We have taken technical and organisational measures to protect the data of our employees, customers and suppliers from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised parties. Security levels are constantly monitored in cooperation with security experts and adjusted for compliance with new security standards.

Cookies

Our websites use cookies in several places. Cookies make our web presence more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser (locally on your hard drive).
They allow us to analyse how users use our websites. By doing this, we can design our website content to meet the needs of visitors. Cookies also allow us to measure the effectiveness of a certain advert so that ads can be delivered to users based on their interests. We primarily use so-called session cookies. This type of cookie is deleted as soon as you leave the website. Most web browsers accept cookies automatically. You can usually change your browser's settings if you would rather not send this information. You can still use all the features on our website without restrictions (exception: configurators).

Web analytics tools
This website uses etracker technology (http://www.etracker.com/gb/datenschutz.html) to collect and store data for marketing and website optimisation purposes. This data may be used to compile a usage profile using an anonymous user ID. Cookies may be used for this. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the visitor's Internet browser. Cookies can be used to recognise a visitor's browser. The data collected by the etracker technology will not be used to determine the personal identity of a website visitor, and will not be compiled with personal data relating to the person with the anonymous user ID, unless agreed to separately by the person concerned. The collection and storage of data may be revoked at any time with respect to future services.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files that are stored on your computer and allow your behaviour on the site to be analysed. The information that a cookie stores about your behaviour on the site is usually sent to a Google server in the US and stored there.

However, if you enable IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will first be truncated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or other countries subject to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the US and truncated there. IP anonymisation is enabled on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your behaviour on the site to compile reports on website activity and provide the website operator with other services related to usage of the website and the Internet.

The IP address transmitted from your browser by Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. You may prevent cookies from being saved by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software. However, if you do this, you will not be able to use all the features of this website. You can also prevent Google from tracking the data generated by the cookie about your behaviour on the website (including your IP address) and also prevent Google from processing this data by installing the browser plug-in available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

As alternative to the browser add-on, or if you are using a mobile device, click here to prevent tracking by Google Analytics on this website in the future (the opt-out feature only works in this browser and only for this domain). When you do this, an opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click on this link again.

More questions?

You can also contact our data privacy officer, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.