Privacy and Data Protection
We appreciate your visit to our website and thank you for your interest in our company,our products and our web pages. Protecting your privacy when using our web pages isimportant to us. Therefore, please take note of the following information:
1) Handling of Personal Data
Basically, you may visit our website without us collecting any personal data from you.Personal data is only collected if you voluntarily disclose such data for the purpose ofconcluding a contract or opening a customer account. Without your explicit consent, thisdata is merely used for contract performance and processing your inquiries. Uponcomplete fulfilment of the contract and complete payment of the purchase price yourdata will be stored with care for tax and commercial law retention periods, to be deletedupon expiry of these periods.Furthermore, personal data is collected, if you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter. Weuse this data for our own advertising purposes in terms of our e-mail newsletterprovided you have explicitly consented to it.You may unsubscribe from our Newsletter at any time using the respective link in theNewsletter or by sending us a message. Your e-mail address will be deleted immediatelyafter unsubscribing.
2) Transfer of Personal Data
Among other things this website uses so-called “cookies” serving to make our Internetpresence more user-friendly, effective and secure – for instance to accelerate navigationon our platform. Furthermore, cookies allow us to measure the frequency of websitevisits as well as general navigation. Cookies are small text files stored on your computersystem. Please note that some of these cookies are transferred from our server to yourcomputer system, mostly so-called “session cookies”. “Session cookies” arecharacterized by being automatically deleted from your hard drive upon the end of thebrowser session. Other cookies remain on your computer system and allow us torecognize your computer system during your next visit (so-called permanent cookies).You may certainly decline these cookies at any time provided your browser permits this.Please note that once your browser is set to decline cookies (from our website) certainfeatures of this website may not be available or restricted.
4) Use of Google AdWords Conversion-Tracking
This website utilizes the online advertising program “Google AdWords” and theconversion tracking within the framework of Google AdWords. The conversion-trackingcookie is set on the user’s browser, if he clicks on an ad delivered by Google. Cookiesare small text files, which the internet browser places on your browser. These cookieslose their validity after 30 days .They are not used to acquire personal identificationdata. If the user visits a certain page of this website and if the cookie has not yetexpired, Google and we will be able to tell that the user clicked on the ad and wasforwarded to this page. Each Google AdWords client gets a different cookie. Thus,cookies cannot be tracked via the website of AdWords clients. The information collectedby the conversion cookies are used to provide aggregate conversion statistics to AdWordclients who have opted-in for conversion tracking. Clients are informed about the totalnumber of users who clicked on the ad and were forwarded to a conversion tracking tagpage. However, they do not get any information enabling them to identify userspersonally. If you do not want to participate in the tracking program, you can refuse theuse of this program by easily deactivating the google conversion-tracking cookie viayour internet browser through the user settings. In this case, you will not be included inthe conversion tracking statistics. Further information concerning Google data privacycan be found at http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/
5) Use of Google AdSense
6) Social Plugins
7) Web analysis service
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”).Google Analytics uses so-called Cookies, text files which are stored on your computerand which enable you to conduct an analysis of the use of the website. The informationgenerated by the cookies about your use of the website will normally be transmitted to aserver in the US, where it is stored.In the case of activating an IP anonymizer for this website, your IP address will howeverbe abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or withinother member states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only inexceptional cases, the full IP address will be transmitted to a server in the US, where it isabbreviated. On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information toevaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to providefurther services connected to the website use and the internet use for the benefit of thewebsite operator.The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not belinked to other data retrieved by Google. You may prevent the storage of cookies bymaking the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we should point out that inthat case you might not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You maypermanently refuse Google to collect data generated by cookies regarding the use of thewebsite (including your IP address) and to process them by downloading and installingthe browser plugin available under the following link:https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.As an alternative to the browser plugin or for browsers regarding mobile devices, pleaseclick on the following link in order to set an opt-out cookie, which disables GoogleAnalytics to collect data on this website in the future (this opt-out cookie only functionsfor this browser and this domain. If you delete your cookies on this browser, you have toclick again on this link:[code]PGEgaHJlZj0iamF2YXNjcmlwdDpnYU9wdG91dCgpIj5EZWFjdGl2YXRlIEdvb2dsZSBBbmFseXRpY3M8L2E+[/code]Please note, this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. IPaddresses will therefore be processed only in abbreviated form to prevent them frombeing directly linked to a particular individual.
8) Information on Customer Rights and Contacts
You are entitled to obtain information on your saved data free of charge and to correct,block or delete this data where applicable. Please contact us with any further inquiriesabout the collection, processing or use of your personal data. The same shall apply forobtaining information, your requests to block, delete or correct your personal data aswell as for withdrawals of granted consents. You can find our contact address in ourlegal notice.