Data protection and data security for customers and users have a high priority for us. We therefore attach great importance to the protection of personal data in all business processes. Data protection and information security are a part of our company policy. This data-protection declaration explains which information we record - during your visit to our website - and how this information is used. It does not, however, apply to the websites of companies which do not belong to our company, even if these external websites link to this website. Our website may contain links to websites of other providers that are not covered by this data privacy declaration.
For the purpose of system security, when you visit our Web sites, our Web server temporarily registers the domain name or the IP address of the requesting computer as well as the date of access, the file request of the client (file name and URL), the HTTP response code and the Web site from which you are visiting us, and the number of bytes transferred during the session. We might also, in some cases, store some information in the form of 'cookies' on your PC so that we can optimize our Web site according to your preferences. Other personal data such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address is not collected unless you provide this information voluntarily, e.g. during a survey, a competition or a request for information. Personal data collected during a visit to our website is always processed according to the legal regulations of the country where the company in question is based.
We will use your personal data exclusively for the technical administration of the Web site and to meet your wishes and requests. Only in cases in which you have given us prior consent do we also use this data for product-related surveys and marketing purposes, but only to the extent needed in each specific case. We will not disclose any data to government agencies except where required by law. Our employees and business offices are obligated to treat the data as confidential.
Children and adolescents under 18 years of age shall not be permitted to make their personal data available without the permission of a parent or guardian.
Third parties shall not use the contact data published in the Site Notice or elsewhere on the site for the purpose of sending unsolicited information. Legal action will be taken against senders of so-called spam mail.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer allowing an analysis of how you use our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the United States and saved there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use all functions of the website. By using this website, you agreet to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. At any given time, you can revoke Google Analytics right to collect and use your IP address from that point forward. You can find further information concerning this at: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network facebook.com which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identified by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on blue tile or a “thumbs-up” sign) or are indicated with the additional text "Facebook social plugin". The list and the look of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here:
If you call up one of our internet website pages which has a plugin of this kind, your browser sets up a direct link to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is passed by Facebook direct to your browser and integrated by it into the website. This means that we have no influence over the extent of the data which Facebook obtains with the help of this plugin and we therefore inform you according to our information status. Through integration of the plugin, Facebook obtains the information that you have called up the relevant page on our internet site. If you are logged on to Facebook, Facebook can allocate the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugin, by using the "Like-it-Button", for example, or by posting a commentary, the information will be given direct to Facebook by your browser and stored there. If you are not a Facebook member, there is still the possibility for Facebook to find out and store your IP address. For information on the purpose and extent of data capture and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, as well your rights in this regard and turn-off options for the protection of your personal privacy, please refer to the Facebook data protection information:
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our internet website and to link this with your data stored on Facebook, you need to log off from Facebook before going to our website. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker“.