privacy policy

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to the data protection declaration listed below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the legal notice of this website. 

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected when you communicate it to us. This could, for example, be data that you enter in a contact form.

Other data is automatically recorded by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is primarily technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of the page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website.

What do we use your data for?

A large part of the data is only collected to ensure error-free deployment of our website. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior with the clear aim of making our sites better.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice if you have any further questions on the subject of data protection. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

You also have the right, under certain circumstances, to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. For details, please refer to this data protection declaration under the point “Right to restriction of processing”.

ANALYSIS TOOLS AND THIRD PARTY TOOLS

When you visit our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done with cookies and so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous; the surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You will also find detailed information on this in this data protection declaration.

2. GENERAL INFORMATION AND MANDATORY INFORMATION

PRIVACY

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

If you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This data protection declaration explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data from access by third parties is simply not possible on the Internet.

RESPONSIBLE AUTHORITY NOTICE​

The responsible body for data processing on this website is:

Sebastian Bischert | Online Marketing Consultant

Buhnstr. 112

32602 Vlotho

Phone: +49 5733 99399 22

The responsible body is the natural or legal person who, alone or together with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

WITHDRAWAL OF YOUR CONSENT TO DATA PROCESSING

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke consent that you have already given at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing that took place up until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

RIGHT TO OBJECT AGAINST THE COLLECTION OF DATA IN SPECIAL CASES AND AGAINST DIRECT ADVERTISING (ARTICLE 21 GDPR)

If the data is processed on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter e or f GDPR, you have the right at any time to object to the processing of your personal data for reasons that arise from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. Please refer to this data protection declaration for the respective legal basis on which processing is based. If you object, we will no longer process your affected personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims ( Objection according to Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR).

If your personal data is processed in order to operate direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will then no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection according to Art. 21 Para. 2 GDPR).

RIGHT OF APPEAL TO THE RELEVANT REGULATORY AUTHORITY

In the event of violations of the GDPR, those affected have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, their place of work or the place of the alleged violation. The right to lodge a complaint is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.

RIGHT TO DATA PORTABILITY

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another person responsible, this will only be done to the extent that it is technically feasible for us.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses an SSL or. TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

Wenn die SSL- bzw. TLS-Verschlüsselung aktiviert ist, können die Daten, die Sie an uns übermitteln, nicht von Dritten mitgelesen werden.

INFORMATION, BLOCKING, DELETION AND CORRECTION

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.

RIGHT TO RESTRICTION OF PROCESSING

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can also contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:

  • If you contest the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to check this. For the duration of the examination, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
  • If the processing of your personal data happened/is happening unlawfully, you can request the restriction of data processing instead of deletion.
  • If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted instead of being deleted.
  • If you have lodged an objection in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, you must be weighed against our interests. As long as it is not clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data – apart from its storage – may only be used with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State are processed.

OBJECTION TO PROMOTIONAL EMAILS

We hereby object to the use of contact data published as part of the imprint obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material. As the operator of the site, we expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising being sent, such as spam e-mails.

3. DATA COLLECTION ON OUR WEBSITE

COOKIES

Some of the websites use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can always set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. However, if cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions you want (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. A website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of his services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analyzing your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are treated and explained separately in this data protection declaration.

SERVER-LOG-FILES

The provider of the pages ( siteground ) automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • Referrer 
  • URL host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of server request
  • IP-address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This data is collected on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of his website – the server log files must be recorded for this purpose.

CONTACT FORM

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will only be stored by us for the purpose of processing your inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We never and under no circumstances pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore exclusively based on your consent (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations that took place up until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you enter in the contact form will only remain with us on a local computer or on our email server (Outlook/Siteground) until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after completed processing of your request). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

PROCESSING OF DATA (CUSTOMER AND CONTRACT DATA)

We collect, process and use personal data only insofar as they are necessary for the establishment, content or change of the legal relationship (inventory data). This is based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data about the use of our website (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable the user to use the service or to bill the user.

The collected customer data will be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

4. SOCIAL MEDIA

LINKEDIN PLUGIN

Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network via a share button. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Each time one of our pages that contains LinkedIn functions is accessed, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on LinkedIn’s “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit to our website to your LinkedIn user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by LinkedIn.

The LinkedIn plugin is used on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in social media.

You can find more information on this in LinkedIn’s privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

5. ANALYTIC TOOLS AND ADVERTISING

Google Tag Manager

This website uses Google Tag Manager to manage website tags. A tag is a JavaScript snippet that is used to send information from a website to a third party, particularly as part of web tracking. The Google Tag Manager is a tool that does not collect any personal data itself. The tool causes other tags to be triggered, which in turn may collect data (e.g. the Google Analytics tag). Google Tag Manager does not access this data.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

Browser Plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would like to point out to you however that in this case you can if applicable not use all functions of this website in full. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objection against data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by revoking your consent in the consent manager settings using the icon in the lower left corner of our website: An opt-out cookie will then be set, which will prevent your data from being collected prevents future visits to this website.

You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in Google’s data protection declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

HOTJAR

On our website we use “Hotjar”, a web analytics service provided by Hotjar Ltd., Level 2, St Julian’s Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julian’s STJ 1000, Malta (hereinafter referred to as: “Hotjar”). Among other things, Hotjar uses cookies, i.e. small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your web browser on your device and that enable an analysis of your use of our website, as well as a so-called tracking code. The cookies used by Hotjar are stored on your end device for different lengths of time, sometimes only during your visit, sometimes for 365 days. The information collected in this way is transmitted to Hotjar on a server in Ireland and stored there. The tracking code collects the following information: Device-dependent data that is collected by your end device and your web browser:

  • IP address of your end device (collected and stored in an anonymous format)
  • E-mail address including your first and last name, if you have made them available to us via our website
  • Screen size of your device
  • Device type and browser information 
  • Geographic data (country only)
  • Language used to display our website
  • User interactions
  • Mouse commands (movement, position and clicks)
  • keyboard input

Log data used automatically by our server when using Hotjar:

  • Referring domain
  • Visited websites
  • Geographic data (country only)
  • Language used to display our website
  • Date and time of access

Hotjar uses this information to evaluate your use of our website, to create reports on use and to provide other services in connection with the evaluation of our website. Hotjar also uses third-party services (e.g. Google Analytics and Optimizely) to provide services. These third-party companies can store or otherwise process information that your browser transmits when you visit our website (including the IP address).

We use Hotjar to analyze the use of our website and to be able to continuously improve individual functions and offers as well as the user experience. By statistically evaluating user behavior, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third-party provider. The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of our website to their full extent. You can also prevent Hotjar from collecting the data by setting an opt-out cookie on the website linked below: https://www.hotjar.com/opt-out. We would like to point out that this setting will be deleted if you delete your browser cookies.

Third Party Information: Hotjar Ltd., Level 2, St Julian’s Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julian’s STJ 1000, Malta. Further information on the use of data by Hotjar, on setting and objection options as well as on data protection can be found on the following Hotjar website: https://www.hotjar.com/privacy

6. PLUGINS AND TOOLS

GOOGLE WEB FONTS

This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display text and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to the Google servers. This gives Google knowledge that our website was accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offering. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.

You can find more information about Google Web Fonts at  https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq  and in Google’s privacy policy:  https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ .

google maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

In order to use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

Google Maps is used in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and to make it easier to find the places we have indicated on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

You can find more information on handling user data in Google’s data protection declaration: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.