1. Data protection at a glance
The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our Data Privacy Statement at the end of this text.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find their contact details on the imprint page of this website.
How do we collect your data?
For one thing, your data are collected by you providing them to us. This may be, e.g., data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data is automatically recorded by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is primarily technical data (e.g., internet browser, operating system or time of the page visit). This data is automatically collected as soon as you access our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure that the website is provided without errors. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.
What are your rights regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You are also entitled to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given on the imprint page if you have any further questions, also on the subject of data protection. Furthermore, you are entitled to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
Analysis tools and third-party tools
Your surfing behavior may be statistically evaluated when you visit our website. This is done mainly using cookies and so-called analysis tools. The analysis of your surfing behavior is anonymous; usually, surfing behavior data cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information is given in the following Data Privacy Statement.
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you about the possibilities of objection in this Data Privacy Statement.
2. General information and mandatory information
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Privacy Statement.
If you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This Data Privacy Statement explains what kind of data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g., when communicating by email) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.
Note on the responsible body
The responsible body for data processing on this website is:
70736 Fellbach, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 711 120002 - 0
The responsible body is the natural or legal person who, alone or together with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g., names, email addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke an existing consent at any time. To this end, an informal message to us by email is sufficient. The revocation does not affect the legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation.
Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of violations of data protection law, the person concerned has the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for data protection issues is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract, transferred to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. Any data you want to transfer directly to another person in charge will only be transferred to the technically feasible extent.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses an SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests, which you send to us acting as the site operator. An encrypted connection can be recognized by the change in the browser's address bar from “http://” to “https://” as well as the lock icon in your browser’s address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free-of-charge information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data at any time. You can contact us at any time at the address given on the imprint page if you have any further questions, also on the subject of data protection.
Objection to advertising mails
We hereby object to the use of contact data published as part of the imprint obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material. The site operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising being sent, such as spam emails.
4. Data collection on our website
Some of the websites use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our services more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser when you next visit us.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, block the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or all of them, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions that are desired by you (e.g., shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g., cookies for analyzing your surfing behavior) are stored, these are treated separately in this data protection declaration.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us. This includes:
browser type and version
used operating system
host name of the accessing computer
time of the server request
This data is not merged with other data sources.
Data processing is governed by Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which allows processing of data for fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us in order to process the inquiry and in case we have follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent.
The processing of the data given in the contact form is therefore exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. To this end, an informal message to us by email is sufficient. The revocation does not affect the legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation.
The information you provide in the contact form will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage, or the purpose of the data storage is no longer applicable (for example, after your inquiry has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – especially retention periods – remain unaffected.
5. Plugins and tools
This website uses features of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable the analysis of the website used by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize its website and advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide other services related to your website activity and Internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by applying a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that you may not be able to fully use all features of this website in this case. You may also opt out from Google's collection and processing of the data, generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This sets an opt-out cookie that prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website.
Disable Google Analytics
We have concluded an order processing contract with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics
This website uses the function “Demographics features” from Google Analytics. This allows creation of reports that contain information on the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. These data come from interest-based advertising by Google and third-party visitor data. These data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time through the ad settings in your Google account, or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as outlined in the “Objection to data collection” section.
Duration of Storage
Data stored by Google on user and event level that is linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g., User ID) or advertising IDs (e.g., DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) will be anonymized after 26 months or deleted. Details can be found under the following link:
Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking
This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program from Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
As part of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking. A conversion tracking cookie is used when you click on an ad placed by Google. Cookies are small text files that the web browser stores on the user's computer. These cookies become invalid after 30 days and are not intended for personal identification of users. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, it can be recognized by both Google and us that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.
Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot be tracked through the websites of AdWords customers. The information gathered using the conversion cookie are used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers learn about the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users. If you do not want to participate in the tracking, you can opt-out from this by easily disabling the Google conversion tracking cookie via your internet browser under User preferences. By doing so you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.
The storage of “conversion cookies” and the use of this tracking tool are based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize its website and advertising.
You can adjust your browser settings accordingly to receive information about the storage of cookies and to allow cookies only in individual cases, to block the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or all of them, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.