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Introduction / secrecy of employees

Protecting your personal data is an important point of our daily work. Therefore we would like to inform you here about the privacy principles of our website. The basis is provided by the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and other data protection regulations.
Privacy is also a corporate wide concern for us. Our employees have been explicitly bound by us to maintain secrecy and confidentiality and to comply with data protection regulations. The information on this website has been compiled with the greatest of care. For the correctness and completeness, no guarantee can be given. For this reason, any liability for any damages in connection with use of this website is excluded. By using our website no contractual relationship between the user and us is established.

Personal data

Relevant for data protection is personal data. These are according to § 3 para 1 BDSG for any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. These include in particular information such as name, address, email address or telephone number but also, according to some court decisions, usage data such as the IP address.

Use and purpose of the data collection

Principally, the disclosure of personal data for use of our website is not required. However, for the provision of our services we need your personal information. With any assignment we only collect, store and use your personal data so far as is necessary for the provision of our services and the performance of the contract. This also applies to the sending of information material, the preparation of offers and to answer individual questions.
When using our website, we store data for statistical purposes such as operating system, browser, IP address (the previously visited site - referrer URL) and time. These data are collected solely for statistical purposes to further improve our website. In addition, we reserve the right to use these data in case of system abuse, to identify the reasons and the causes of the abuse.
It should be noted that in terms of data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email), no reliable transmission is guaranteed. Sensitive data should therefore not be sent or only via a secure connection or encrypted transfer. Other personal data such as name, address, telephone number or email address is not collected as part of the use of the website, unless this information is volunteered by you, for example in the context of a request for a service, a survey, a competition or an information request. Personal data shall be processed exclusively in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which our company is based.

Transfer to third parties

Disclosure of data to third parties is principally not carried out, unless it is necessary to provide the service or to carry out the contract. Authorities or other government institutions will only be given information in accordance with the statutory information obligations or as a result of judgements.
Upon request from a competent authority, we may, in individual cases provide such data, to the extent necessary for the purposes of law enforcement, security, to fulfil the statutory duties of the constitutional protection authorities or the military counter-intelligence or for the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Data of children and young people

Persons under 18 years of age should not give any personal data to us without the consent of parents or guardians. We do not knowingly request personal information from children and young people, we do not collect this information nor pass them on to third parties.

Security measures

To protect your personal information you provided to us from unauthorised access and misuse, we have taken extensive technical and operational security measures. Our security procedures to safeguard against damage, destruction, or unauthorised access are regularly reviewed and adapted to the technological progress.

Links

This website contains links to external sites. If you click on these links, it must be clear to you that the IP address in most cases also shows up in the log of those sites. This privacy statement applies only to this website and not to websites of third parties.

Information and cancellation

You may at any time receive free information about the data we have stored about you without stating any further reason. At any time you can have your information collected by us blocked, corrected or deleted and oppose the data collection and storage for optimisation purposes of our website. You can always revoke without stating any reasons the consent you have given for us to collect and use your data. To do this, please consult the contact address given in the legal notice. If there are any questions concerning our notes on data protection and to the processing of your personal data, you can contact us at any time.

Deletion

After completion of the contract and after the tax and commercial regulations your personal data will be deleted, unless you have expressly agreed to a further use of the data.

Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies allow us, for example, to adapt a website to match your interests or to store your password, so you do not have to enter this every time. Of course, you can view our website without cookies. If you do not want that we recognise your computer, you can prevent the saving of cookies on your hard drive by selecting "Do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. Refer to your browser manufacturer's instructions on how to do this. If you do not accept cookies, this can lead to functional restrictions of our content.

Newsletter

If you sign up for our newsletter with your email address, we use your email address exclusively for the delivery of our newsletter, until you cancel this. Cancellation is possible at any time via the link in the Newsletter or a corresponding message to us. A cancellation can be done by link, mail or other means.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information about your use of the website generated by the cookie will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or other member states of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and provide other services relating to the website activity and internet usage for the website operator. The IP address that your browser transmits within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) for Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: The current link is http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Questions and availability

If you have other questions or suggestions regarding data protection please use our contact information in the legal notice.

This privacy policy is based on "Modular template for a privacy policy on Web pages" from SCHUTZWERK GmbH (http://www.schutzwerk.com) and is licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution Share alike under the same conditions 3.0 Germany licence.