We only process users‘ personal data (hereinafter “data”) to the extent that this is necessary to provide a functional and convenient website as well as our content and services.
“Processing” refers to the collection, use, disclosure and/or storage. According to the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter “GDPR”), “personal data” is basically all data that can be used to identify a natural person. The exact definitions of the terms are set out in Article 4 GDPR.
The following information informs you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis of the processing of personal data, the purposes and means of processing which we decide alone or jointly with others, as well as about the optimization and quality of use we may decide on Components used by third parties who process data under their own responsibility:
The person responsible (hereinafter “provider”) within the meaning of the GDPR and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:
With regard to the processing of their personal data described below by the provider, the user has the right to
If no detailed information is provided below about the individual data processing, the user’s data processed by the provider will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies and deletion does not conflict with any legal retention obligations.
For communication and security reasons, the following data, which the user’s Internet browser transmits to the provider or his web space provider, is collected during the visit to the website (so-called server log files):
– Browser type and version;
– operating system used;
– Website from which the user switched to the provider’s website (referrer URL);
– Website that the user visits;
– Date and time of access;
– User’s Internet Protocol (IP) address.
The data is also temporarily stored. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user. The legal basis for the temporary storage is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR based on the legitimate interest in improving the stability, functionality and security of the website.
The data will be deleted after seven days at the latest. Data whose further storage is necessary for evidentiary purposes is excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.
The provider uses so-called cookies on its website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that the Internet browser uses by the user and stores files on the device. These cookies process certain user information on an individual basis, such as browser and location data and IP address values.
The processing allows the provider to make its website more user-friendly, effective and secure. The processing may enable the content to be reproduced in different languages or, if necessary, the use of a shopping cart function. If personal data is processed through these cookies for the purpose of initiating or executing a contract, the legal basis for the processing is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR.
If the processing does not have the purpose of initiating or executing a contract, the processing serves the legitimate interest of the provider in improving the functionality of the website and is based on the legal basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
These cookies are deleted when the user closes their browser.
Cookies from third-party providers may also be used on the provider’s website. These third-party providers are partner companies with which the provider cooperates for the purposes of advertising, analysis or the functionality of the website. If this is the case, the purposes and legal basis of the corresponding processing will be set out below.
The user can prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by setting the browser accordingly. Cookies that have already been saved can also be deleted at any time. The settings for this depend on the respective browser. With Flash cookies, processing cannot be prevented via the browser settings, but rather by setting the Flash player accordingly. If the user prevents or restricts the installation of cookies, this may result in not all functions of the website being fully usable.
If the user contacts the provider – via contact form or email – the user’s personal data entered on this occasion will be used to process the request. The data provided is required to answer the query; without the data provided, an answer is not possible or is only possible to a limited extent. The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR. The user’s data will be deleted if the user’s request has been answered conclusively and there are no legal retention obligations, such as subsequent contract processing.