Data Protection

The protection of your personal data during their collection, processing and use when you visit our homepage is very important to us. Your data are protected within the scope of the prevailing statutory provisions. Below we inform you about which data are gathered during your visits to our Internet pages and how those data are used:

1. Collection and processing of data

Every incidence of access to our homepage and every retrieval of a file placed on the homepage is recorded temporarily. Their storage serves internal system-related and statistical purposes. The elements recorded are the name of the retrieved file, the date and time of retrieval, the data volume transmitted, the report of a successful retrieval, the web browser and the inquiring domain.

Further personal data are gathered only if you provide such information voluntarily, for example within the scope of an inquiry or a registration.

2. Use and forwarding of personal data

If you have provided us with personal data, we shall use them only for answering your inquiries, for handling contracts that we conclude with you, and for technical administration.

Your personal data shall be forwarded or otherwise transmitted to third parties only if this is necessary for the handling of the respective contract – especially for the forwarding of order data to suppliers – or if you have given your consent to it beforehand. You are entitled to revoke at any time, with applicability for the future, any consent that you have given in the past.

The stored personal data are deleted when you revoke your consent to their being stored, when their being known is no longer necessary to fulfil the purpose being pursued with their storage, or when their storage is impermissible for other legal reasons.

3. The right to information

If you send us a written request, we will be glad to inform you about the data relating to yourself which have been stored.

4. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address truncated by the last octet prior to its storage using the “_anonymizeIp()” method) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

You can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser: