Privacy Policy

  1. Data Protection at a glance

 

General Information

 

The following references allow a general overview of what happens with your         personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data with which         you can be personally identified. Please find extensive information relating to the subject of data protection in our attached data protection statement.

Data collection on our website.

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is done by the website operator. The contact    details can be retrieved from this website´s legal notice.

How do we collet your data?

In part your data are collected by you providing them to us. Those could be data for example that you enter into a contact form.

Other data are automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website.           Those are predominantly technical data (i.e. Internet Browser, operating system or the time of day when visiting a page). The collection of data occurs automatically when visiting our website.

What are we using your data for?

A part of the data is collected to guarantee a fault free provision of the website.

Other data can be used to analyze your user approach.

Which rights do you have regarding your data?

You have at any time the right to obtain information free of charge about origin, recipient and purpose of your stored, personal data. Additionally you have the right to demand correcting, blocking or deleting these data.

For this and for further questions concerning data protection you can reach us by way of the address listed in the website`s legal notice. You have furthermore the right of complaint with the appropriate board of control.

Analysis tools and tools of third-party suppliers.

While visiting our website your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated.         This happens with the use of Cookies and with so called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior happens anonymously for the most part. The surfing behavior cannot be traced back to         you. You can oppose this analysis or you can avoid it by not using certain tools. Please find detailed information about this in the following data protection statement.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you about various ways of objecting this data protection statement.

 

2. General references and obligatory information

 

Data protection

The operators of these pages take protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection guidelines as well as this data protection statement.

When visiting this website certain personal data are collected. Personal data are data through which you can be identified personally. This data protection statement explains which data we collect and what we are using them for. It explains also how and for what purpose this is done.

We point out that the data transfer within the Internet (i.e. communication via email) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data from access through a third party is not possible.

Responsible authority

The responsible authority for data protection on this website is:

W.Ulrich GmbH

Gewerbering 10

86922 Eresing (Germany)

Telefon: +49 (0) 8193/9312-0

E-mail: info@ulrichgmbh.de

Responsible authority is the natural or legal person, which alone or together with others makes decisions regarding the purpose and the means of processing of personal data (i.e. names, e-mail addresses etc.).

Cancellation of your permission for data processing

Many data processing steps are possible only with your explicit agreement. You can cancel a previously granted agreement at any time. An informal note to us per email         would be sufficient. The legality of the data processing prior to cancellation will not be affected by this cancellation.

 

Right of complaint with the appropriate board of control

 

In cases of violation regarding data protection laws you are granted a right of complaint with the appropriate board of control. This board regarding data protection related questions consists of the data protection representative of the federal state in which our business is located.

A list of these representatives as well as their contact data can be found through the following link: www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html

Rights for data transfer

You or a third party are entitle to receive data in a common, legible format which we process in an automated form on the basis of your permission or in compliance with a contract. Direct transfer of data to a different responsible person can only be done if it is technically feasible.

 

SSL- or TLS encryption

 

This site is using a SSL- or TLS-encryption for safety reasons and for the protection of transferring confidential contents like orders or inquiries that you send to us as website operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection when the address line of the Browser switches from http:// to https:// and at the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by a third party.

 

Information, blockage, deletion

 

Within the frame of existing legal regulations you are entitled at any time to receive free information about your stored personal data, its origin and its recipient and the purpose of data processing and if needed the right for correcting, blocking or deleting these data. Regarding this or further questions about personal data you can contact us any time at the address listed in the legal notice.

Objection against ad-mails

We object herewith to the use of contact data published in the context of the legal notice´s obligation for transfer of not explicitly requested advertisement and information material. The operators of the pages will employ legal means in case of unrequested delivery of advertisements (i.e. through spam e-mails).

 

3. Data collection on our website

 

Cookies

 

Internet pages are using so called Cookies. Cookies do not cause harm on your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make our offers more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are deposited on your computer and which are stored on your Browser. Most of the Cookies used by us are so called “Session Cookies”. They are automatically deleted after you leave our pages. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your Browser during your next visit.

You can set your Browser so that you will be informed when Cookies are placed, that Cookies are only permitted in singular cases, that you can exclude Cookies in certain cases or in general or that Cookies are automatically deleted when closing the Browser. Deactivating Cookies can limit the functionality of this website. Cookies which are necessary for execution of the electronic communication process or for providing certain functions requested by you (i.e.           shopping cart function) will be stored on the basis of Article 6, Paragraph 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing Cookies to provide technically flawless and optimal services. As far as certain other Cookies (i.e. to analyze your surfing behavior) are stored we will handle these separately in our data protection statement.

 

Server-Log-Files

 

The provider these pages collects and stores information automatically in so-called             Server-Log-Files that are automatically transmitted to us by your Browser.

These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Applied operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of accessing computer
  • Time of server inquiry
  • IP address

A Merger of these data with other data sources will not happen.

Basis for the data processing is Art. 6, Paragraph 1 lit. f DSGVO which allows processing of data for fulfilling a contract or pre contractual measures.

 

Contact form

 

If you submit inquiries to us via a contact form, your statements from the inquiry form including your transmitted contact data will be stored with us for the purpose of processing your inquiry and in case of additional questions. These data will not be passed on without your permission.

The processing of data entered into the contact form is therefore done exclusively on the basis of your permission (Art. 6, Paragraph 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can cancel this permission anytime. An informal message per email to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations prior to your cancellation will not be affected by the cancellation. Your entered data in the contact form remain with us until you ask us for it to be deleted, cancel permission for storage or purpose of data storage becomes obsolete (i.e. your inquiry has been processed). Binding legal regulations – especially safe keeping time limits – remain in place.

 

Comment function on this website

 

For the comment function on this site your comments and statements at the time of installing the comment, your email address, and if not posted anonymously, your chosen user name will be stored.

 

Storage time of comments

 

Comments and its connected data (i.e. IP address) will be stored and remain on our website until the commented content has been completely deleted or the comments have to be deleted due to legal reasons (i.e. insulting comments).

 

Legal basis

 

The storage of comments is done on the basis of your permission (Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can cancel a granted permission at any time. An informal message per email to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations prior to your cancellation will not be affected by the cancellation.

 

4. Analysis Tools and Advertisement

 

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics.       Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A.

Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”. These are text data, which are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the Cookie about the use of this website are generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The storage of Google-Analytics-Cookies is done based on Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in analyzing the user behavior in order optimize its web offer as well as its advertisement.

 

IP Anonymization

 

We have activated the IP-Anonymization function on this website. With that, your IP-Address is abbreviated by Google within members of the EU or in other contract countries participating in the treaty of the European economic   sector before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases the complete IP-address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and subsequently abbreviated there. Commissioned by this website`s operator Google will be utilizing this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to gather reports about website     activities and deliver services to the website operator that are connected to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP-address transmitted by Google analytics from your Browser will not be merged with other Google data.

 

Browser Plugin

 

You can block the storage of Cookies through a certain adjustment of your Browser software. Please be aware however that in this case not all functions of this website may be used in all its volume. You can also block the collection of data by Google created by the Cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP-address) as well as the process of these data through Google by downloading and installing        the Browser-Plugin using the following link:tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

 

Objection to data collection

You can block data collection by clicking the following link. An Opt-Out-Cookie will be placed which blocks the collection of your data when visiting this website in the future:     Deactivate Google Analytics.

For more information about handling user data by Google Analytics go to Google`s data protection declaration:support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.

 

Processing Order Data

 

We signed a contract with Google for order data processing and fulfill the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

 

Demographic characteristics of Google Analytics

 

This website is using the function “demographic characteristics” by Google Analytics. This enables creating reports that contain information about age, gender and interests of page visitors. These data originate from interest related advertisement by Google as well as from user data by third party providers. These data cannot be connected with a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time in the display settings of your Google account or you can generally object to the collection of your data by Google Analytics by referring to “Objection against data collection”.

 

Google AdSense

 

This website uses Google AdSense, a service for including advertisements by Google Inc. (“Google”). Provider is Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A.

Google AdSense is using so called “Cookies”, text data, which are stored on your computer to analyze the website`s usage. Google AdSense is also using Web Beacons          (invisible graphics). With these Web Beacons information like page visitations can be evaluated. The information created by Cookies and Web Beacons about the use of this website (including your IP-address) and delivery of ad formats are transmitted to Google server in the US and stored there. This information can be transferred by Google to contract partners of Google. Google will not however merge your IP address with other data stored by you.

The storage of AdSense Cookies is based on Art.6 Paragraph 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize its web offers as well as its advertisement.

You can block the installation of Cookies by adjusting your Browser software accordingly. Please be aware however that in this case not all functions on this website may be used in all its volume. By using this website you agree with the processing of data which are collected about you by Google in the previously described fashion and the previously mentioned purpose.

Google Analytics Remarketing

 

Our websites are using the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in       connection with across device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

This function makes it possible to link the advertisement target groups created with Google Analytics Remarketing with the across device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. This way interest related, personalized ad messages which were adapted to you on a device (i.e. mobile phone) dependent on your prior user and surfing behavior can also be displayed on one of your other devices (i.e. tablet or PC).

If you allowed it Google will link your Web and App Browser process with your Google account for this purpose. This way the same personalized ad messages can be placed on any device at which you register with your Google account. To support this function Google Analytics records Google-authenticated user IDs that are temporarily linked with our Google Analytics data to define and create target groups for across device advertisement. You can object permanently to across device Remarketing/Targeting by deactivating personalized advertisement on your Google account. Please follow this link:www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/. The summary of collected data in your Google account is based exclusively on your permission that you can allow or cancel with Google (Art.6 Paragraph 1 lit. a DSGVO). With data collection processes that are not merged within your Google account (i.e. because you do not have a Google account or have objected to merging) the collection is based on Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f DSGVO. The legitimate interest results from the fact that the website operator is interested in an anonymized analysis of website visitors for advertisement purposes.

Please find further information and data protection regulations in Google`s data protection declaration:www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.

 

Google AdWords and Google Conversion-Tracking

 

This website is using Google AdWords. AdWords is an Online Ad program of Google Inc., 1600 Amhitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A (“Google).

Within Google AdWords we use so called Conversion Tracking. If you click on a Google ad a Cookie is placed for Conversion-Tracking. Cookies are small text data which the Internet Browser places on the user`s computer. These Cookies become invalid after 30 days and are not used for personal identification of the user. If the user is visiting certain pages of this website and the Cookie is still active, Google and we can recognize that the user has clicked this ad and was guided to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different Cookie. The Cookies cannot be traced back to the websites of AdWord customers. The information gathered with the help of Conversion-Cookies is used to establish Conversion-Statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for Conversion-Tracking. The customers get to know the         total number of users who have clicked their ad and have been guided to a page that has been provided with a Conversion-Tracking-Tag. They receive no information however where users can be personally identified. If you do not want to participate in Tracking, you can object to that by deactivating the Google Conversion-Tracking Cookie by way of the user adjustment function on your Internet-Browser. You will then not be integrated in Conversion-Tracking statistics.

The storage of “Conversion-Cookies” is based on Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize web offers and advertisement.

Please find more information regarding Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking in Google`s data protection regulations:www.google.de/policies/privacy/. Your Browser can be set so that you will be informed when Cookies are placed and allow Cookies           only in specific cases, exclude the acceptance of Cookies          in certain cases or generally and activate automatic deletion of Cookies when closing the Browser. Deactivating the Cookies can limit the functionality of this website.

 

Google reCAPTCHA

 

We are using “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites.

Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A (“Google”). Using reCAPTCHA we check whether data entries on our website (i.e. in a contact form) have been executed by a person or by an automated program.

For this purpose reCAPTCHA is analyzing the website visitor`s behavior by using various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor accesses the website. To analyze this reCAPTCHA evaluates a variety of information (i.e. IP Address, length of stay on website by the website visitor or mouse clicks by user).Data collected with this analysis are transmitted to Google. The reCAPTCHA analyses are running in the background entirely. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place.

Data processing is based on Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest to protect its web offers    from improper automated spying and as well as spams.

For further information about Google`s reCAPTCHA and data protection declaration please go to www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html

 

5. Newsletter

 

Newsletter data

In order to subscribe to the newsletter offered on this website we need your email address as well as information which allows us to check whether you are the owner of the indicated email address and whether you agree to receiving this newsletter. Further data are gathered on a voluntary basis only. These data are used by us exclusively for providing requested information and are not passed on to a third   party.

The processing of data entered into the newsletter registration form is based exclusively on your permission (Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a DSGVO). The permission for storage of your data, your email address as well as its use for transmission of the newsletter can be revoked at any time by you i.e. by way of the newsletter`s “Unsubscribe”-link. The legality of        the data processing operations prior to your cancellation will not be affected by the cancellation.

Your data, deposited with us for receiving the newsletter, will be stored by us until you unsubscribe to the newsletter and will be deleted after cancelling the newsletter. Data stored with us for other purposes (i.e. email addresses for membership) are not affected by this.

 

6. Plugins and Tools

 

Information for data collection by Adobe Typekit

 

This site uses web fonts of Adobe Typekit. If you have activated JavaScript your Browser is downloading font files of Adobe Typekit, and the provider is able        to collect data about you. Typekit assures in its data protection statement that no Cookies are placed when downloading fonts or that visitor data (IP address, Browser version or other personal information) is collected. The transmitted data are used to identify this website and the connected Typekit account. Please find more information under www.adobe.com/de/privacy/typekit.html

 

Google Maps 

 

This page uses the map service Google Maps via a API. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A.

Using the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to store your IP Address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this page has no influence in this data transfer. The use of Google Maps happens in the interest of an appropriate presentation of our online offers and an easy traceability of sites indicated by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest based on Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f DSGVO.

For more information on the handling user data please go to Google`s data protection statement:www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

 

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics uses so called “Cookies”. These are text data which are stored on your computer and enable you to analyze the use of the website. The information created by the Cookie about your use of this website will be generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The storage of Google-Analytics-Cookies and the use of these analysis tools is based on Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website provider has a legitimate interest in analyzing the user behavior to optimize its web offers as well as its advertisement.

In case permission has been requested (i.e. for storage of Cookies) the processing is based exclusively on Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a DSGVO. The permission can be revoked at any time.

 

IP Anonymization

We have activated the IP-Anonymization function on this website.

With this your IP-Address is abbreviated by Google within members of the EU or in other countries of the European economic sector before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases the complete IP-Address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and subsequently abbreviated there. Commissioned by this website`s operator Google will be using this information to evaluate your use of their website in order gather reports about website activities and deliver services to the website operator that are connected to the use of the website and the Internet.

The IP-Address transmitted by Google Analytics from your Browser will not be merged with other Google data.

 

Browser Plugin

You can block the storage of Cookies through a certain adjustment of your Browser software. Please be aware however that in this case not all functions of this website may be used in all its volume. You can also block the collection of data by Google created by the Cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP-address) as well as the process of these data through Google by downloading and installing the Browser-Plugin using the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

 

Objection to data collection

You can block data collection by clicking the following link. An Opt-Out-Cookie will be placed which blocks the collection of your data when visiting this website in the future:  Deactivate Google Analytics.

For more information about handling user data by Google Analytics go to Google`s data protection statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

 

Processing order data

We signed a contract with Google for order data processing and fulfill the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

 

Demographic characteristics of Google Analytics

This website is using the function “demographic characteristics” by Google Analytics. This makes it possible to create reports that contain information about age, gender and interests of page visitors. These data originate from interest related advertisement by Google as well as from user data by third party providers.

These data cannot be connected with a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time in the display settings of your Google account or you can generally object to the collection of your data by Google Analytics by referring to “Objection against data collection”.

 

Storage time

Stored data at Google on the user- and event level which are linked with Cookies, user IDs or Ad-IDs (i.e. DoubleClick-Cookies, Android-Ad-IDs) will be made anonymous or deleted after 14 months. For details please go to:

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=de

1. An overview of data protection

General information

The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit this website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.

Data recording on this website

Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e. the “controller”)?

The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available under section “Information Required by Law” on this website.

How do we record your data?

We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information you enter into our contact form.

Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access this website.

What are the purposes we use your data for?

A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user patterns.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?

You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified or eradicated. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the address disclosed in section “Information Required by Law” on this website if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues. You also have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.

Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For details, please consult the Data Protection Declaration under section “Right to Restriction of Data Processing.”

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties

There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analysed when your visit this website. Such analyses are performed primarily with cookies and with what we refer to as analysis programmes. As a rule, the analyses of your browsing patterns are conducted anonymously; i.e. the browsing patterns cannot be traced back to you.

You have the option to object to such analyses or you can prevent their performance by not using certain tools. For detailed information about the tools and about your options to object, please consult our Data Protection Declaration below.

2. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

External Hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). Personal data collected on this website are stored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, metadata and communications, contract information, contact information, names, web page access, and other data generated through a web site.

The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO) and in the interest of secure, fast and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to such data.

Execution of a contract data processing agreement

In order to guarantee processing in compliance with data protection regulations, we have concluded an order processing contract with our host.

3. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.

Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.

We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)

The data processing controller on this website is:

W. Ulrich GmbH
Ulrich natürlich
Gewerbering 10
D-86922 Eresing

Phone: +49 (0)8193/9312-40
E-mail: info@ulrich-natuerlich.de

The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

IN THE EVENT THAT DATA ARE PROCESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 SECT. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR UNIQUE SITUATION. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. TO DETERMINE THE LEGAL BASIS, ON WHICH ANY PROCESSING OF DATA IS BASED, PLEASE CONSULT THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU LOG AN OBJECTION, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE ARE IN A POSITION TO PRESENT COMPELLING PROTECTION WORTHY GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA, THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR IF THE PURPOSE OF THE PROCESSING IS THE CLAIMING, EXERCISING OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 1 GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS BEING PROCESSED IN ORDER TO ENGAGE IN DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS AFFILIATED WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 2 GDPR).

Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information about, rectification and eradication of data

Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.”

Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.” The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:

  • In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
  • If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
  • If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.

4. Recording of data on this website

Cookies

Our websites and pages use what the industry refers to as “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that do not cause any damage to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or they are permanently archived on your device (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted once you terminate your visit. Permanent cookies remain archived on your device until you actively delete them or they are automatically eradicated by your web browser.

In some cases it is possible that third party cookies are stored on your device once you enter our site (third party cookies). These cookies enable you or us to take advantage of certain services offered by the third party (e.g. cookies for the processing of payment services).

Cookies have a variety of functions. Many cookies are technically essential since certain website functions would not work in the absence of the cookies (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). The purpose of other cookies may be the analysis of user patterns or the display of promotional messages.

Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications transaction or to provide certain functions you want to use (e.g. the shopping cart function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimised provision of the operator’s services. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.

You have the option to set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified any time cookies are placed and to permit the acceptance of cookies only in specific cases. You may also exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general or activate the delete function for the automatic eradication of cookies when the browser closes. If cookies are deactivated, the functions of this website may be limited.

In the event that third party cookies are used or if cookies are used for analytical purposes, we will separately notify you in conjunction with this Data Protection Policy and, if applicable, ask for your consent.

Cookie Consent with Usercentrics

Our website uses the Usercentrics cookie consent technology to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies on your device and data protection legislation compliant documentation of the former. The party offering this technology is Usercentrics GmbH, Rosental 4, 80331 München, Germany, website: https://usercentrics.com/ (hereinafter referred to as “Usercentrics”).

Whenever you visit our website, the following personal data will be transferred to Usercentrics:

  • Your declaration(s) of consent or your revocation of your declaration(s) of consent
  • Your IP address
  • Information about your browser
  • Information about your device
  • The date and time you visited our website

Moreover, Usercentrics shall store a cookie in your browser to be able to allocate your declaration(s) of consent or any revocations of the former. The data that are recorded in this manner shall be stored until you ask us to eradicate them, delete the Usercentrics cookie or until the purpose for archiving the data no longer exists. This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal retention periods.

Usercentrics uses cookies to obtain the declarations of consent mandated by law. The legal basis for the use of such cookies is Art. 6 Sect. 1 Sentence 1 lit. c GDPR.

Contract data processing agreement

Our company has executed a Contract Data Processing Agreement with Usercentrics. This is an Agreement mandated by data privacy protection legislation that warrants that Usercentrics processes all personal data of our website visitors exclusively in compliance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

Server log files

The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:

  • The type and version of browser used
  • The used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • The hostname of the accessing computer
  • The time of the server inquiry
  • The IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.

Contact form

If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) or on your agreement (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) if this has been requested.

The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.

Request by e-mail, telephone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these data on without your consent.

The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.

The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.

5. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files, which are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website by users. The information generated by cookies on your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the utilization of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize both, the services offered online and the operator’s advertising activities. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.

IP anonymization

On this website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. As a result, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that have ratified the Convention on the European Economic Area prior to its transmission to the United States. The full IP address will be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the United States and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall use this information to analyse your use of this website to generate reports on website activities and to render other services to the operator of this website that are related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted in conjunction with Google Analytics from your browser shall not be merged with other data in Google’s possession.

Browser plug-in

You do have the option to prevent the archiving of cookies by making pertinent changes to the settings of your browser software. However, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their fullest extent. Moreover, you have the option prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and affiliated with your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objection to the recording of data

You have the option to prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will result in the placement of an opt out cookie, which prevents the recording of your data during future visits to this website: Google Analytics deactivation.

For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Contract data processing

We have executed a contract data processing agreement with Google and are implementing the stringent provisions of the German data protection agencies to the fullest when using Google Analytics.

Demographic parameters provided by Google Analytics

This website uses the function “demographic parameters” provided by Google Analytics. It makes it possible to generate reports providing information on the age, gender and interests of website visitors. The sources of this information are interest-related advertising by Google as well as visitor data obtained from third party providers. This data cannot be allocated to a specific individual. You have the option to deactivate this function at any time by making pertinent settings changes for advertising in your Google account or you can generally prohibit the recording of your data by Google Analytics as explained in section “Objection to the recording of data”.

Archiving period

Data on the user or incident level stored by Google linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) will be anonymized or deleted after 14 month. For details please click the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=en

6. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on this website, we will need from you an e-mail address as well as information that allow us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and consent to the receipt of the newsletter. No further data shall be collected or shall be collected only on a voluntary basis. We shall use such data only for the sending of the requested information and shall not share such data with any third parties.

The processing of the information entered into the newsletter subscription form shall occur exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke the consent you have given to the archiving of data, the e-mail address and the use of this information for the sending of the newsletter at any time, for instance by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data processing transactions that have taken place to date.

The data deposited with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter or the newsletter service provider and deleted from the newsletter distribution list after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data stored for other purposes with us remain unaffected.

After you unsubscribe from the newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address may be stored by us or the newsletter service provider in a blacklist to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist is used only for this purpose and not merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). The storage in the blacklist is indefinite. You may object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.

7. Plug-ins and Tools

Google Web Fonts (local embedding)

This website uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google to ensure the uniform use of fonts on this site. These Google fonts are locally installed so that a connection to Google’s servers will not be established in conjunction with this application.

For more information on Google Web Fonts, please follow this link: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Google Maps (with consent)

This website uses Google Maps, a mapping/location service, via an API. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

To warrant data protection on this website, you will find that Google Maps has been deactivated when you visit this website for the first time. A direct connection to Google’s servers will not be established until you have activated Google Maps autonomously at your end (i.e. given your consent pursuant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). This will prevent the transfer of your data to Google during your first visit to our website.

Once you have activated the service, Google Maps will store your IP address. As a rule, it is subsequently transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored. The provider of this website does not have any control over this data transfer once Google Maps has been activated.

For more information about the handling of user data, please consult the Data Privacy Declaration of Google under the following link: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.