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.
This privacy statement explains what kind of information is collected during a visit to one of our Web sites and skills and how we use this information.
Collection and processing of personal data
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. We will not collect any other personal data such as name, address, telephone number or e-mail address unless you provide this information voluntarily, e.g., when placing an online order for a product or service, a survey, a competition, or a request for information. Personal data collected during a visit to our Web site is processed exclusively in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which the respective company is headquartered.
Use and forwarding of personal data
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.
Data control with the social media plug-ins used
Some of our web sites contain buttons from social media networks, with which you can recommend our offers to your friends and acquaintances. To ensure that you have full data control, when you load the page, images of the respective functions (Facebook “Like” button, Google +1, Twitter button) are displayed instead of the actual social media plug-ins. The exchange of data is not activated until you click the checkmark next to the images, which loads the respective social media plug-ins. When you click a plug-in to activate it, the following data may be transmitted to the website operator:
- Your IP address
– Browser information and operating system
– Origin of visitors if you followed a link (referrer)
- Account hash
– URL of the current page
You can revoke your consent for the social plug-ins to be displayed on this page in future by resetting the checkmark. When you call up the next page, an image will again be displayed in the place of active social media plug-ins (the checkmark is removed), and no data is forwarded.
Freedom of information
Upon written request, we will inform you of the personal data stored on you (e.g., name, address, account hash).
We have taken extensive technical and operational precautions to protect the personal data retained by us against unauthorized access and misuse. Our security procedures are revised regularly and adapted to reflect technological progress.
Should you wish any data to be corrected or deleted, or have any other questions or suggestions on data protection, please use our contact form.