Data Privacy Statement
1. Data privacy at a glance
The following information provides a simple overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data comprises all data with which you could be personally identified. Comprehensive information on the topic of data privacy can be found in the data privacy statement below this text.
Data collection on our website
How do we collect your data?
Your data is collected from you when you share that data with us. This may include data that you send to us in advertising or informational emails.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. This is primarily technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system, or date and time of site access). Your data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website.
How do we use your data?
Some of the data is collected in order to ensure that the website operates smoothly. Other data can be used to analyse your usage behaviour.
Which rights do you have with regard to your data?
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data at any time, free of charge. You also have the right to request that the data be corrected, blocked, or deleted. Please contact us at the address given in our legal notice if you have any questions regarding the topic of data privacy. Furthermore, the competent supervisory authority is available if you wish to exercise the right to file a complaint.
Analysis tools and third-party tools
You browsing behaviour can be assessed statistically when you visit our website. This is achieved primarily using cookies and analysis programmes. Your browsing behaviour is generally analysed anonymously, i.e. the browsing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You may object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information on this topic can be found in the data privacy statement.
You may object to this analysis. Your options for filing an objection will be clarified in this data privacy statement.
2. General information and obligatory information
The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal data privacy guidelines and with this data privacy statement.
If you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is data with which you could be personally identified. This data privacy statement explains which data we collect and how we use that data. The statement also explains how and for what purposes this occurs.
Please note that data transmission over the internet (e.g. via email communication) may involve security gaps. It is not possible to protect your data completely from third parties.
Revoking your consent for data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time. A simple email submitted to us is sufficient. Revocation does not affect the legality of all data processing that occurred up to the point of revocation.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have the data that we process automatically based on your consent or in order to fulfil contractual duties sent to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request that the data be transmitted directly to another responsible party, this can only occur to the extent that it is technically feasible.
SSL and TLS encryption
For security reasons and in order to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as operators of the site, this site uses SSL and TLS encryption. You can recognise if your browser is using an encrypted connection if the address bar switches from “http://” to “https://” and the lock symbol is visible.
If SSL and TLS encryption are activated, the data that you share with us cannot be read by third parties.
Disclosure, blocking and deletion
Within the scope of the legal provisions currently in force, you have the right to receive information regarding your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing free of charge, and if necessary, you also have a right to have that information corrected, blocked, or deleted. Please contact us at the address given in our legal statement if you have any further questions regarding the topic of personal data.
Opting out of advertising emails
The use of contact information published in order to fulfil imprint obligations for the purpose of sending advertisements and informational materials that were not explicitly requested is hereby forbidden. The operators of the site also reserve the express right to take legal action in the event that unsolicited advertising is sent, e.g. via spam emails.
3. Data Protection Officer
Legally stipulated data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
External Data Protection Officer:
Rechtsanwalt Dr. Christian Lenz – dhpg IT-Services GmbH
Bunsenstr. 10a, 51647 Gummersbach
T +49 2261 8195 110
F +49 2261 8195 199
4. Data collection on our website
Most of the cookies we use are known as “session cookies”. These cookies are automatically deleted once your browser session ends. Other cookies may remain on your device until deleted. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you access our website.
You can configure your browser such that you are informed when cookies are set and only allow cookies in specific cases, accept cookies in certain cases, prevent cookies altogether, or automatically delete cookies when the browser is closed. Deactivating cookies may limit the website’s functionality.
Cookies that are required in order to perform certain electronic communication processes or in order to provide specific functions requested by you (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6. Sec. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The site operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies in order to ensure that the website functions smoothly and services are provided seamlessly. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your browsing behaviour) are stored, these cookies are addressed separately in this data privacy statement.
Server log files
The site provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files that your browser shares with us automatically. This information includes:
· Browser type and browser version
· Operating system used
· Referrer URL
· Host name of the computer accessing the site
· Time of server query
· IP address
This data is not combined with data from other data sources.
Art. 6 Sec. 1 lit. f DSGVO, which permits the processing of data in order to fulfil contractual obligations or pre-contractual measures, is the basis of this data processing.
5. Plug-ins and tools
Google web fonts
This site uses web fonts provided by Google in order to ensure consistent depiction of fonts. When a site is loaded, your browser loads the necessary web fonts in the browser cache in order to display text and fonts correctly.
For this reason, the browser you use must connect to Google servers. In doing so, Google is informed that your IP address is accessing our website. We use Google web fonts in order to depict our online offer in a consistent, appealing manner. This is considered a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Sec. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font from your computer will be used.
You can find additional information on Google web fonts at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s data privacy statement: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
This site uses the Google Maps service via an API. It is created by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
It is necessary to store your IP address in order to use Google Maps functions. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This site provider has no influence on this data transmission.
Google Maps is used in order to make it easier to locate the places listed on our site. This is considered a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Sec. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
You can find more information about handling user data in Google’s data privacy statement: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.