The party responsible within the meaning of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:
Von Galen Straße 4
Telephone: +49 (0) 2583 304 92 - 0
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Contact of our data protection officer:
Your data subject rights
Via the contact data you can reach our Data Protection Officer or another data protection relevant contact. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have specific questions about your personal data, deletion of your personal data or similar things.
You can exercise the following rights at any time:
- Right to withdraw your consent in accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR
- Information about your data stored by us and its processing (Art. 15 GDPR),
- Correction of incorrect personal data (Art. 16 GDPR),
- Deletion of your data stored by us (Art. 17 GDPR),
- Restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 GDPR),
- Objection to the processing of your data by us (Art. 21 GDPR) and
- Data portability, provided that you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Art. 20 GDPR).
If you have given us consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.
You may at any time lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, e.g. the competent supervisory authority in the federal state of your residence or the authority responsible for us as the controller. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with address can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Service/Anschriften/Laender/Laender-node.html.
Collection of general information when visiting our website
Nature and purpose of processing:
When you access our website, i.e., when you do not register or otherwise submit information, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address and the like.
In particular, they are processed for the following purpose:
- Ensuring a smooth connection setup of the website,
- Ensuring a smooth use of our website,
- evaluating system security and stability, and
- to optimize our website.
We do not use your data to draw conclusions about you personally. Information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us anonymously, if necessary, in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it.
Legal basis and legitimate interest:
The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.
Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as order processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.
The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. This is generally the case for data used to provide the website when the respective session has ended.
In the case of storage of data in log files, this is the case after 14 days at the latest. Storage beyond this period is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are anonymized, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.
Provision prescribed or required:
The provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither legally nor contractually required. However, without the IP address, the service and functionality of our website is not guaranteed. In addition, individual services and services may not be available or may be limited. For this reason, an objection is excluded.
Use of Matomo
If you have given your consent, this website uses Matomo (formerly Piwik), an open source software for statistical analysis of visitor access. The provider of the Matomo software is InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand.
Matomo sets a cookie (a text file) on your terminal device, with which your browser can be recognized. If subpages of our website are called up, the following information is stored:
- the IP address of the user, shortened by the last two bytes (anonymized),
- the sub-page called up and the time of the call-up,
- the page from which the user accessed our website (referrer),
- which browser with which plugins, which operating system and which screen resolution is used,
- the time spent on the website,
- the pages that are accessed from the sub-page called up.
Matomo is used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. In this way, we learn how the website is used and can thus constantly optimize our offer.
By anonymizing the IP address by six digits, we take into account the interest of the website visitor in the protection of personal data. The data is not used to personally identify the website user and is not merged with other data. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties.
Withdrawal of consent:
You can revoke your consent to the storage and analysis of your data by Matomo at any time using the link below. A so-called opt-out cookie will then be stored on your device, which is valid for two years. As a result, Matomo will not collect any session data. Please note, however, that the opt-out cookie will be deleted if you delete all cookies.
For more information on the privacy settings of the Matomo software, please see the following link: https://matomo.org/docs/privacy/.
To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS. Information about your right of objection according to Art. 21 GDPR.
Individual right of objection
You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to you which is carried out on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests); this also applies to profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 GDPR. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
Recipients of an objection
Contact of our data protection officer:
Questions to the data protection officer
If you have any questions about data protection, please write us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organization directly: