Information, deletion, blocking
You can obtain information free of charge at any time about the personal data we have stored about you and about the origin, recipient and purpose of data collection and data processing. You also have the right to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of your data. Exempt from this is data that is kept due to legal regulations or is required for proper business processing. To ensure that a data block can be implemented at any time, data is kept in a blocking file for control purposes. If data is not covered by a legal archiving obligation, we will delete your data at your request. If the archiving obligation applies, we will block your data. For all questions and concerns regarding the correction, blocking or deletion of personal data, please contact our data protection officer using the contact details in this data protection declaration or at the address given in the imprint.
Access data collection
The delivery and presentation of content via our website technically requires the collection of certain data. When you access our website, these so-called server log files are recorded by us or the provider of the web space. These log files do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about you and your person. The corresponding information consists of the name of the website, the file, the current date, the amount of data, the web browser and its version, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet provider, the referrer URL as the page from which you accessed our site, and the corresponding IP address. We use this data for the presentation and delivery of our content as well as for statistical purposes. The information supports the provision and continuous improvement of our offer. We also reserve the right to check the above-mentioned data retrospectively should there be any suspicion of illegal use of our offer.
Third-party content and services
The offer on our website may also include content, services and performances from other providers that complement our offer. Examples of such services are maps from Google Maps, YouTube videos or third-party graphics. Calling up these third-party services regularly requires the transmission of your IP address. This makes it possible for these providers to perceive your user IP address and also to store it. We make every effort to include only those third-party providers who use IP addresses solely for the purpose of delivering content. However, we have no influence on which third party provider stores the IP address. This storage may serve statistical purposes, for example. If we become aware of storage processes by third-party providers, we will immediately inform our users of this fact. In this context, please also note the specific data protection statements of individual third-party providers and service providers whose services we use on our website. You will also find them in this data protection declaration.
You can register on our website to receive our newsletter. We need your e-mail address for this. In addition, we have to check, in compliance with the relevant legal regulations, whether you are actually the owner of the e-mail address provided and would like to receive the newsletter. We therefore collect information that makes such verification possible. The data collected in this context is used for sending and receiving the newsletter. They have no other purpose and are not passed on to third parties. Apart from the information necessary for sending the newsletter, no other data is collected from our side. As the sending and receiving of newsletters is dependent on your consent, you can revoke this consent to the collection and storage of your data at any time without giving reasons. To do so, use the "unsubscribe link" provided in the newsletter.
In the context of data avoidance and data economy, we only collect personal data to the extent and for as long as it is necessary for the use of our website or as required by law. We take the protection of your personal data seriously and strictly adhere to the relevant legal regulations and this data protection declaration when collecting and processing personal data. If the purpose of the data collection ceases to apply or the end of the legal storage period is reached, the collected data will be blocked or deleted. As a rule, our website can be used without disclosing personal data. If we collect personal data - such as your name, address or e-mail address - this data collection is voluntary. This data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent. Please note that data on the Internet is generally not always transmitted securely. Especially in e-mail traffic, protection during data exchange cannot be guaranteed.
The server log files are anonymised data that are collected when you access our website. This information does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about you personally, but is indispensable for technical reasons for the delivery and presentation of our content. Furthermore, they serve our statistics and the constant optimisation of our contents. Typical log files include the date and time of access, the amount of data, the browser used for access and its version, the operating system used, the domain name of the provider you have contracted, the page from which you came to our site (referrer URL) and your IP address. Log files also enable a precise check in the event of suspicion of unlawful use of our website.
Our website uses SSL encryption when transmitting confidential or personal content of our users. This encryption is activated, for example, when processing payment transactions and when you make enquiries to us via our website. Please make sure that SSL encryption is activated on your side for corresponding activities. The use of encryption is easy to recognise: The display in your browser line changes from "http://" to "https://". Data encrypted via SSL cannot be read by third parties. Only transmit your confidential information when SSL encryption is activated and contact us in case of doubt.
Objection to advertising emails
Within the framework of the legal imprint obligation, we have to publish our contact details. These are sometimes used by third parties to send unsolicited advertising and information. We hereby object to any sending of advertising material of any kind not expressly authorised by us. Furthermore, we expressly reserve the right to take legal action against the unwanted and unsolicited sending of advertising material. This applies in particular to so-called spam e-mails, spam letters and spam faxes. We would like to point out that the unauthorised transmission of advertising material can affect both competition law, civil law and criminal law offences. Spam e-mails and spam faxes in particular can lead to high claims for damages if they disrupt business operations by overfilling mailboxes or fax machines.
Google Maps Plugin
On our website, we use functions of XING, a network that aims to promote professional contacts of its members in particular. The provider of this network is XING AG. It is located at Dammtorstraße 29-32 in 20354 Hamburg. If one of our pages is accessed that has XING functions, a connection to XING servers is established. We have no knowledge that XING stores personal data. To the best of our knowledge, XING does not evaluate or store IP addresses. If you would like more information on XING data protection, you can access the XING data protection statement by clicking on the link https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection. There you can also find out more about the XING Share button.