Data transmission / Log files
When accessing our website, your Internet browser automatically generates data and forwards it to our web server. This data is stored in so-called log files. Log files contain, among other things, the date and time of access, as well as the URL of the referring website, files retrieved, data quantities sent, browser type and version, operating system, and your IP address. This data is required in order to temporarily render an optimised service for the duration of usage. It is not possible for this data to be matched to a specific person (the data is anonymised), nor would our company do this even if there were a theoretical option of doing so. The data extracted from the log files may be collected for statistical purposes and then, or after the collection purpose has been fulfilled, deleted. It is not possible to trace your IP address. Additional data may only be collected through further use, e.g. through data provided voluntarily in contact forms/online offers.
Personalised usage data
Direct, personal data is also collected during website usage. If necessary, this data is used to enable or bill operation of our website (usage data). This particularly includes identification features and information on the start, end and extent of website use. Personal data is used when using our website. Voluntarily entered visitor data and the associated IP address, time and date are recorded during use. This data is then deleted once the usage purpose has been fulfilled.
Statistical data analysis
Our website has a customer focus, so technically collected data is initially anonymised to enable it to then be analysed for advertising and market research purposes. You are entitled to object to your data being used in this way. It is not possible to identify our website users by combining statistical data collection with the aforementioned usage data.
Website usage may involve personalised data entered on a voluntary basis. This data is used to process requests which may furthermore serve as the basis for initiating contracts or establishing the content of a contractual relationship. We collect and use the personal data you provide voluntarily to this effect, insofar as this is necessary for such purposes.
Transfer of data
Your data is not disclosed or transferred to private third parties without your express consent. Taking into account the legal regulations, information may and must, on the orders of the competent authorities, be provided on inventory/usage data, insofar as this is necessary for the purposes of criminal prosecution, averting danger, fulfilling the legal tasks of the constitution protection authorities or the Military Counterintelligence Service, or asserting intellectual property rights. Internal data usage by our staff to complete your requests is also performed in confidence and in compliance with data protection regulations. In accordance with data privacy laws, you, as a user of our website, are entitled to ask us for information about the inventory/usage data collected about you.
You can immediately revoke your consent at any time.
Your personal data is deleted if you revoke your consent to storage, or the data is no longer needed to fulfil the purpose pursued.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service run by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies” – text files stored on your computer, enabling analysis of your website usage. The information generated by the cookie in relation to your use of this website (including your IP address) is sent to a Google server in the USA, where it is saved. Google will use this information to analyse your website usage, compile reports on website activities for the website operators, and render other services associated with the website and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is stipulated by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will never connect your IP address to other Google data. You can prevent cookie installation by changing the settings of your browser software accordingly; however, please note that this may mean you are unable to use this website’s functions to their full extent. By using this website, you declare you agree for your data to be processed by Google as described above and for the aforementioned purpose. Please note that this website has added the “gat._anonymizeIp();” code to Google Analytics to ensure anonymous recording of IP address (so-called IP-masking).