We regard it as our primary mission to maintain the confidentiality of personal data you have provided us and to protect it from unauthorised access. That is why we take the utmost care and use the latest security standards to ensure the maximum protection of your personal data.
As a privately owned company, we are subject to the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). We have taken technical and organisational steps to ensure that not only our company is complying with the data protection provisions but also our external service providers.
The law requires that personal data is processed lawfully, in good faith and in a manner the affected person can comprehend ("Lawfulness, processing in good faith, transparency"). In order to ensure that this happens, we will provide you with information on the individual legal definitions that are used in this privacy statement:
"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
"Processing" means any operation or set of operations which are performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
"Restriction of processing" means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
"Profiling" means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.
"Pseudonymisation" means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
"Filing system" means any structured set of personal data which is accessible according to specific criteria, whether centralised, decentralised or dispersed on a functional or geographical basis.
"Controller" means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
"Processor" means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
"Recipient" means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.
"Third party" means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, is authorised to process personal data.
"Consent" of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
Processing personal data is only lawful when there is a legal basis for processing. Legal basis for processing may be, in particular, the following in accordance with Article 6 (1 lit. a – f GDPR:
(1)The following provides information about the collection of personal data during your use of our website. Personal data includes name, address, email addresses, user behaviour.
(2) If you contact us via email or a contact form, we will save the data that you provided (your email address, possibly your name and phone number) in order to answer your questions. We will delete these data once their storage is no longer required, or limit the processing of the data if there are statutory retention obligations.
If you use our website only for informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information, we will only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you want to view our website, we will collect the following information, which is technically required in order to display our website and to ensure stability and security (the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) S. 1 lit. f GDPR):
(1) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and attributed to the browser you use, and through which certain information is transferred to the location placing the cookie. Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They serve to make the internet offer more user-friendly and efficient.
(2) This website uses the following types of cookies whose scope and functionality is explained below:
(1) In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we are offering you different services that you can use if interested. To take advantage of them, you generally have to provide additional personal data that we will use to provide the respective service and that are handled in accordance with the aforementioned data processing principles.
(2) We sometimes use external service providers to process your data. We select them carefully and they are tasked to comply with all instructions. In addition, we review them on a regular basis.
(3) We can also transmit your personal data to third parties if we are offering the participation in certain promotions, sweepstakes, conclusions of contracts or similar services together with partners. You will provide additional information when you provide your personal data or in the description below the offer.
(4) If our service providers or partners are based in a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), we will notify you of this fact in the description of the offer.
Our offers are generally meant for adults. Persons under the age of 18 should not submit personal data to us without the approval of their parent or legal guardian.
(1) Withdrawing consent
If the processing of personal data is based on provided consent, then you may withdraw that consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
You can contact us at any time to exercise your right to withdraw your consent.
(2) Right to confirmation
The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. You can demand the confirmation at any time using the contact information listed above.
(3) Right to access
If personal data are being processed, you can demand information at any time on this personal data and the following information:
Where personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 GDPR relating to the transfer. We will provide a copy of the personal data that is the subject of processing. For any further copies requested by you, we may charge a reasonable fee based on administrative costs. If you make the request by electronic means, and unless otherwise requested by you, the information shall be provided in a commonly used electronic form. The right to obtain a copy referred to in paragraph 3 shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
(4) Right to rectification
You have the right to demand from us that we immediately rectify inaccurate personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
(5) Right to erasure ("Right to be forgotten")
You have the right to obtain from the controller the immediate erasure of personal data concerning you and we have the obligation to immediately erase personal data where one of the following reasons applies:
Where the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged pursuant to paragraph 1 to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.
The right to erasure ("right to be forgotten") shall not apply to the extent that processing is necessary:
You have the right to demand from us a restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
Where processing has been restricted under the aforementioned conditions, such personal data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with the data subject’s consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.
In order to assert the right to restriction of processing, the data subject can contact us at any time using the contact information listed above.
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom you have provided the personal data:
In exercising your right to data portability pursuant to paragraph 1, you have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. The exercise of the right to data portability does not affect the right to erasure ("right to be forgotten"). That right shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of your personal data which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. The controller shall no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of your personal data for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Where you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data shall no longer be processed for such purposes.
In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
Where personal data are processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1),you, on grounds relating to your particular situation, have the right to object to processing of your personal data, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
You can exercise your right to object at any time by contacting the respective controller.
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This shall not apply if the decision:
The controller shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.
The data subject can exercise this right at any time by contacting the respective controller.
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes this Regulation.
Without prejudice to any other administrative or non-judicial remedy, including the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to an effective judicial remedy if you believe that, based on the rights afforded to you in GDPR, your rights were violated by the processing of your personal data that was not done in accordance with GDPR.
Integration of Google Maps
(1) On this website we use Google Maps. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and to enable you to conveniently use the map function.
(2) When you visit our website, Google is notified that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. The data is transmitted in accordance with §3 of this declaration. This takes place regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in with, or no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data is directly assigned to your account. If you do not wish for the data to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data in the form of usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the demand-oriented design of its website. Such an analysis (even for users not logged in) is used in particular to provide needs-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of such user profiles, but you have to contact Google to exercise this right.