We are very pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest in our company, products and services. It is important to us to protect your privacy when you visit our website.
Therefore please take note of the following information:
1) FUNDAMENTAL ASPECTS OF HOW WE DEAL WITH PERSONAL DATA
As a matter of principle, you can visit our web pages without us obtaining personal data from you. Personal data are obtained solely if you provide them to us of your own will within the context of establishing contact. Where these data are used without your explicit consent, it is solely in order to process your enquiries. In addition, personal data are obtained if you register for our e-mail newsletter. These data are used by us, for our own promotional purposes in the form of our e-mail newsletter, if you have explicitly consented to this. You can cancel the newsletter at any time, by using the link in the newsletter intended for this purpose or by sending notification to us to that effect. After your cancellation is received your e-mail address is deleted immediately.
To design your visit to our website in an attractive way and to make it possible to use certain functions, we use so-called 'cookies' on various pages. These are small text files stored on your data-processing device. Some of the cookies used are deleted again after the end of the browser session, i.e. after your browser is closed (so-called 'session cookies'). Other cookies remain on your data-processing device, enabling us or our partner companies to recognise your browser at the time of your next visit ('lasting cookies'). You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies: this enables you to decide case-by-case whether to accept them, or to rule out acceptance of cookies, whether this for certain cases or on a general basis. In the event of non-acceptance of cookies, the functionality of our websites can be limited.
3) WEB-ANALYSIS SERVICE
This website uses Google Analytics, a web-analysis service of Google Inc. ('Google'). Google Analytics uses so-called 'cookies', text files stored on your computer and enabling an analysis of your use of the website to be made. The information about your use of this website, produced by the cookie, is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
However, prior to this, in the event that the IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within European Union member-states or in other European Economic Area member-states. It is only in exceptional cases that the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information to compile reports concerning the website activities, and in order to provide the website-operator with other services connected with website use and internet use.
The IP address, transferred by your browser within the context of Google Analytics' activities, is not brought together with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of the cookies by means of a corresponding setting on your browser-software; however, we draw it to your attention that, where applicable, in that case you cannot use all this website's functions to the full extent. In addition, you can prevent the provision to Google of the data, produced by the cookie and related to your website-use (incl. your IP address), and also Google's processing of these data, by using the following link to download and install this browser-plug-in: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Please note that this website uses Google Analytics that is extended so as to include "_anonymizeIp()"; thus IP addresses are only subjected to further processing in an abbreviated form; this is in order to prevent the data from being directly connected to a specific individual/individuals.
4) YOUR RIGHTS; MAKING CONTACT
You have a right to receive information free-of-charge about your stored data and also, where applicable, a right to have these data corrected, blocked or deleted. Please contact us if you have any further questions about the obtaining, processing or use of your personal data. The same applies to information, to blocking of data, to any wish to have your personal data deleted or corrected, or to a revocation of the consent given. You can find the contact address in our 'Imprint' section.