Generally, the use of our website does not require that you provide any personal data. We might, however, require your personal data in order that you can use our offer comprehensively. “Personal data” means individual details of personal or factual circumstances of a specified or specifiable individual. These include, on the one hand, direct information about you such as your real name, your address, phone number and date of birth. On the other hand, they also include information which does not directly disclose your real identity but can be associated with you such as favourite websites or the number of users of a site, or your IP address. Therefore, personal data will only be collected, used and transmitted by us if this is permitted by law, if this is necessary to use any of our offers, or if you grant your prior consent to the collection of data.
f you visit our websites, our web servers will, for purposes of system security, temporarily store the connection data of the requesting computer (IP address), our websites visited by you, the date and duration of the visit, the identifier of the type of the browser and operating system used (“User Agent”), as well as the website from which you visit us (“Referrer”). hese data will be analysed by us for statistical purposes. This will be done in summarised form, and individual users will not be traced back. Any additional personal data such as your name, address, phone number or email address will not be collected unless you provide such details voluntarily, for example, in connection with an online application, an information request through the contact form or the registration for a newsletter. Should you not wish to provide specific data, i.e., in connection with an application, in electronic form, you will be free to contact us, for example, at our postal address stated in the legal notice.
Your personal data will be used by us only to satisfy your wishes and requirements, i.e. normally for the settlement of the contract concluded with you, to answer your request, in connection with your online application or to send the newsletter for which you have registered. We will only use those data for product-related surveys and marketing purposes if you have granted your prior consent or if you, to the extent legally admissible, have not filed an objection. Your personal data will only be transmitted to third parties if this is necessary to settle the contract, or if you have granted your express prior consent, or if statutory provisions permit a transmission. f the transmission of personal data to an external service provider is necessary to provide a service or answer a request, we will ensure by appropriate technical and organisational measures that the statutory provisions regarding data protection will be complied with. n addition, we will oblige our external service providers to comply with the applicable statutory provisions regarding data protection, to treat the personal data confidentially and to delete them without undue delay, once they are no longer needed.
If you wish to receive one of our newsletters, we will need from you a valid email address and information which enables us to verify that you are the owner of the email address stated and that you agree to receive the newsletter. No other data will be collected. Those data will only be used to send the newsletter and will not be disclosed to third parties. Upon the registration for the newsletter, we will store your IP address in addition to your email address, as well as the time/date of the registration. That storage only serves as proof in the event that a third party misuses your email address and registers for the newsletter without your knowledge. You may at any time revoke your prior consent to the storage of the data and email address and their use to send the newsletter. The revocation may be declared through a link in the newsletters or a notification to the contacts stated in the newsletter or below.
We have taken the necessary technical and organisational safety measures to protect your personal data from a loss and misuse. For example, the data are stored in a safe operating environment which cannot be publicly accessed. Should you wish to contact us by email, please note that the confidentiality of the transmitted information will not be warranted. The contents of emails can be inspected by third parties. Therefore, we recommend that you send any confidential information such as application documents to us exclusively by post.
or legal and/or organisational reasons, changes or adjustments to our data protection declaration will be necessary from time to time. Please note the current version of our data protection declaration. The protection of the data collected and stored by us before the change is not affected by this.
Upon your request, we will be happy to inform you what data about you (e.g., name or address) are stored by us. We may only provide you with information about your own data. Please understand that we may, in the other users’ interests, ask you for suitable proof of your identity. Regardless of the option to disable or enable Cookies, you may at any time object to a future collection or use of your dat, revoke any prior consents granted to us, cause your data to be deleted, or communicate corrections to us. Your query, request for a deletion or correction, or your revocation, does not require a specific form.
Should you have any questions in relation to data protection, please contact us, preferably by using the contact address in our legal notice. You may at any time ask whether, and what, data about you are stored by us. You can also send us, by email or letter, any request for information, blocking, deletion and corrections in relation to your personal data, revocations of granted consents, as well as suggestions. You can also at any time contact our data protection commissioner firstname.lastname@example.org , who will help you in the event of requests for information, suggestions or complaints.