We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. This is why we operate entirely in compliance with the applicable statutory provisions on the protection of personal data and data security. The following explains which information we may collect, how it is handled, and to whom it may be disclosed.
We do not collect any personal data on out websites (e.g. names, addresses, telephone numbers or e-mail addresses), unless you disclose this information to us voluntarily (e.g. by registering or taking part in a questionnaire), have consented to the collection of your data, or if we are permitted to do so by the relevant statutory provisions on the protection of your data.
Purpose of use
When you do provide personal data, we will use it in most cases to respond to your enquiries, to process your orders or to provide you with access to certain information or offerings. If you choose not to have your personal data used to support our customer relationship (especially direct marketing or market research), we will respect your choice. We do not sell or otherwise market your personal data to third parties.
We will collect, use or disclose personal data supplied by you online only for the purposes disclosed to you, unless the disclosure:
- is a use of the personal data for any additional purpose that is directly related to the original purpose for which the personal data was collected,
- is necessary to prepare, negotiate and perform a contract with you,
- is required by law or the competent governmental or judicial authorities,
- is necessary to establish or preserve a legal claim or defence,
- is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activities, such as wilful attacks on our system or to guarantee data security.
Communications or utilisation data
Your use of telecommunications services to access our website will generate communications data (e.g. Internet protocol address) or utilisation data (e.g. information on the beginning, end and extent of each access, and information on the telecommunications services you accessed). This could conceivably relate to personal data. To the extent that there is a compelling necessity, the collection, processing and use of your communications or utilisation data will occur and will be performed in accordance with the applicable provisions on data privacy and protection.
Non-Personal Data Collected Automatically
When you access our Web sites, we may automatically (i.e. not by registration) collect non-personal data (e.g. type of Internet browser and operating system used, domain name of the web site last visited, number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed). We use this data to monitor the attractiveness of our websites and to improve their performance or content. " "Cookies" – Information Stored Automatically on Your Computer When you view one of our websites, we may store some data on your computer in the form of a "cookie" to automatically recognise your PC next time you visit. Cookies can help us in many ways, for example, by allowing us to tailor a website to better match your interests or to store your password to save you having to re-enter it each time. If you do not want us to recognise your computer, please configure your Internet browser to erase all cookies from your computer's hard drive, block all cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored.
You can revoke consent for the collection and use of your IP address by Google Analytics at any time, effective for the future. Visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. Please take note that the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” was added to Google Analytics on this website to guarantee anonymous collection of IP addresses.