We would like to point out that data transmission across the internet (such as when communicating via email) can have security flaws. It is not possible to completely protect data from access by third parties.
Person in charge
Dr.-Ing. Hartmut Schmoor
Phone: +49 6021 4556 778
Types of data that are processed
The following data may be processed when visiting our website: stock data (such as names, addresses), contact data (such as email, telephone numbers), content data (such as text input, photographs, videos), usage data (such as websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (such as device information, IP addresses).
Purpose of processing
Processing is performed for the provision of the website, its functions and its content, to answer contact requests and communicate with users, for general security measures as well as for reach measurement and marketing.
Legal basis for the processing of personal data
If we obtain the data subject’s consent for processing personal data, Art. 6 (1) (a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the legal basis.
For the processing of personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR is the legal basis. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures.
If the processing of personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR is the legal basis.
In the event that the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) (d) GDPR.
If processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not prevail over the first-mentioned interests, then Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR is the legal basis for processing.
If we commission third parties to process data on the basis of a “data processing contract” (such as web hosting), this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR.
Revocation of your consent to data processing
You have the right to revoke your granted consent pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR with future effect. You have the right to ask for confirmation as to whether the concerned data is being processed and for information about this data as well as further information and to ask for a copy of the data pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR.
Under Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to demand the completion of data concerning you or the rectification of incorrect data concerning you.
Under Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that the concerned data be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to require restriction of the processing of data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR.
You have the right to obtain the personal data that you have provided in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR and request its transmission to other controllers.
Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you also have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
Server log files
We use hosting services to provide us with the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage and database services, security services and technical maintenance services we use to operate this online service.
We or our hosting provider hereby processes the inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors to this website on the basis of our legitimate interests in efficient and secure provision of this website pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR in combination with Article 28 GDPR (conclusion of a data processing contract).
We or our hosting provider collect data about every access to the server on which this service is located (server log files) on the basis of our legitimate interests within in the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The access data includes the name of the retrieved web page, the file, the date and time of the retrieval, the amount of data transferred, the message about the successful retrieval, the browser type and version, the user’s operating system, the referrer URL (previously visited page), the IP address and the requesting provider.
Log file information is stored for security purposes (for example, to investigate abusive or fraudulent activities) for a maximum of seven days and then deleted. Data whose further retention is required for evidential purposes is exempt from deletion until final clarification of the incident.
Provision of contractual services
We process stock data (such as names and addresses as well as users’ contact data) and contract data (such as services used, names of contacts, payment data) for the purpose of fulfilling our contractual obligations and services pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR. The entries marked as obligatory in online forms are required for the conclusion of a contract.
When our online services are used, we store the IP address and the time of each user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the user's protection against misuse and other unauthorised use. This data is not transferred to third parties unless this is necessary for the assertion of our claims or a legal obligation exists pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR.
We process usage data (such as the visited web pages of our website, interest in our products) and content data (such as entries in the contact form or user profile) in a user profile for advertising purposes to, for example, display product information to the user based on their previously used services.
Data is deleted after expiration of legal retention and comparable obligations, whereby the necessity of the data storage is checked every three years; if legal archiving obligations exist, deletion is carried out after their expiry. Data in a customer account remains there until it is deleted.
In some cases, cookies are used to simplify an ordering process by storing settings (for example, remembering the contents of a virtual shopping cart for a later visit to the website). If personal data is also processed via individual cookies implemented by us, the processing is either carried out pursuant to Art. 6 para. (1) (b) GDPR for the performance of a contract, or pursuant to Art. 6 para. (1) (f) GDPR for safeguarding our legitimate interests in providing the best possible functionality of the website as well as customer-friendly and effective design when visiting the site.
We may work with advertising partners to help us make our website more interesting to you. In this case, when you visit our website, cookies from partner companies are stored on your hard disk for this purpose (third-party cookies). In the following paragraphs, you will find individual and separate information regarding the use of such cookies when we cooperate with aforementioned advertising partners and the scope of the information collected. Please note that you can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and to allow cookies only in individual cases or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how to change your cookie settings. These can be found for the respective browser under the following links:
Please note that if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.
General objection to the use of the cookies used for online marketing purposes can be made for a variety of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US site
http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, and thus provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation.
Google will use this data on our behalf to evaluate the use of our website by the user, to compile reports regarding activities within the website and to provide us with additional services related to the use of the website and internet usage. In this case, pseudonymous usage profiles of users can be created from the processed data.
We only use Google Analytics with IP anonymisation activated. This means that the user’s IP address will be abridged by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the US and abbreviated there.
Google will not merge the IP address provided by your browser with other data. Users may prevent cookies from being stored by changing relevant settings in their browser software; users can also prevent collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie that relates to their use of the website as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug in available at the following link:
More information about Google's data usage, settings and opt-out options is available on Google's websites:
https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner (“How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps”),
https://support.google.com/ads (“Make the ads you see more useful to you”).
Integration of third-party services and content
On the basis of our legitimate interests (in other words, interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our website within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR), we use content and service offers from third parties within our website to embed their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter collectively referred to as “content”).
This always assumes that the third-party providers of this content can see the users’ IP addresses, since these providers cannot send content to users’ browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required in order to display this content. However, we endeavour to only use content from providers who only use IP addresses to deliver the respective content. Third parties may also use pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as web beacons) for statistical or marketing purposes. Pixel tags allow data such as our website’s traffic to be evaluated. In addition, the pseudonymous data may be stored in cookies on the user's device and may include, but is not limited to, technical information about the browser and the operating system, referring websites, time of visit, and other information regarding the use of our website and be linked to such data from other sources.
We embed videos from the “Vimeo” platform provided by Vimeo Inc., Attention: Legal Department, 555 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011, USA. Privacy Statement:
We embed videos from the “YouTube” platform provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Statement:
We embed maps from the “Google Maps” service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Statement:
We embed fonts ("Google Fonts”) provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Statement:
We embed the bot detection function, for example, when making entries into online forms, (“ReCaptcha”) from the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Statement: