In the following we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website.
The responsible entity within the meaning of the legal regulations on data protection is:
44801 Bochum - Germany
Tel: +49 234 545039-900
Data Protection Officer
Our data protection officer may be contacted as follows:
Mr. Markus Kremers
44801 Bochum - Germany
Tel: +49 234 545039-900
Collection of General Data
When you access our website, data transmitted to us by your browser will be collected in connection with this request and stored in log files on the server. These data are necessary to provide the content and services of our website and are used to correctly display the website and to ensure security and stability. The data concerned are the following:
- IP address
- Date and time of the request
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Request / Page selection
- Access status / HTTP status code
- Transferred data volume
- Initial website
- Operating system and user interface
- Language and version of the browser software
These data do not allow any direct conclusions to be drawn about your person and are not used by us to establish a connection to you.
We evaluate this type of anonymous data statistically in order to continuously improve our offers, the technology of our website and the data protection.
Personal data are usually deleted automatically after 14 days unless there is any other legal reason that would require a longer storage.
If we wish to use contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or use your data for any other purposes, we will inform you below in detail about the respective processes.
On our website, we use so-called "cookies". Cookies are text files that are transferred from a server to the hard disk of your computer and remain there for the duration of the session or until deletion, depending on the type of cookie and the settings of your Internet browser, and through which certain individualization information are transmitted to us.
Cookies are used to store your system and usage information relating to the use of our website. They may also contain a unique identifier that allows us and other website providers to distinguish your system from other systems and to recognize it the next time you visit.
With these functions we intend to guarantee and increase the user friendliness and functionality of our website.
For this purpose we use the following for our website Transient Cookies.Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser or log out. Examples of these are session cookies. They store a so-called session-ID, which can be used to assign various requests from your browser to the session. When you return to our website, your system can be recognized.
In addition, you should occasionally delete the browser history manually.
E-Mail / Contact Form / Chat Box
If you contact us by e-mail, contact form or chat box, we will process the data you provided in order to answer your questions. Insofar as the storage is no longer necessary, we delete the transmitted data or limit the processing. This is dependent on legal storage obligations.
If you contact us by call button and telephone call, the data you provide us with, especially your telephone number, will be processed by us in order to handle your contact request. Alternatively you have to use anonymous call.
If you register for our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. For an effective registration you need a valid e-mail address. In order to ensure that the registration is actually carried out by you, we will at first send an e-mail to the indicated e-mail address after registration, asking you to confirm the registration. By confirming the registration you inform us that you agree to the registration (so-called double opt-in procedure). We log your registration for the newsletter, the sending of the confirmation e-mail and the receipt of your confirmation.
You can at any time terminate your subscription to the newsletter and revoke your consent to the storage of data stored for sending the newsletter. For this purpose, there is a corresponding link in every newsletter. You can also unsubscribe directly via our website or by contacting us via the aforementioned contact methods.
For our website we use Google Analytics, a tracking tool of Google, LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies" (see above under "cookies"), which are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The thus generated information about your use of our website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide further services associated with the website use and Internet use to the operator of the website. The IP address transmitted by your Internet browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
The data sent and linked with cookies, user recognition (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs will automatically be deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month. Further information on data protection can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy.
Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
On our website we use Google Maps API, an online map service of Google, LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google") to visually display geographical information.
There you can also amend your personal data protection settings in the Data Privacy Center, see https://policies.google.com/privacy.
On our website we use the Google Fonts font library to display the contents correctly and in a graphically appealing manner, regardless of the Internet browser used. Google Fonts is a service of Google, LLC, Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). When the font library is accessed by opening our website, a connection is automatically established to Google servers, usually to servers in the USA. It is possible that this may involve data being transmitted to Google, such as which Internet pages you have accessed, the access time, your IP address and which Internet browser you use. Further information and the data protection information can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy.
We use embedded YouTube videos on our website. YouTube is a service of YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA ("YouTube"). When you visit a page with an embedded YouTube video, a connection to YouTube servers is established.
We do not collect any personal data ourselves by means of the social plugins shown or through their use because we use simple links or 2-click solutions. This serves to prevent data from being transferred to the service providers without the user's knowledge. Such a transfer only takes place when the link has been used and a login has been carried out in the user profile. A connection to the respective platform is then established. Data can then be transferred to the service provider and stored there in order to link interests and offers. The following providers are available:
- Xing: XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, see https://privacy.xing.com/
- LinkedIn: LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, see https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
- YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (“YouTube”), see https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
For our website we use 1&1 IONOS, a tracking tool of 1&1 IONOS SE, Elgendorfer Str. 57, 56410 Montabaur - Germany. 1&1 IONOS uses so-called “pixel” or “logfiles”, allow an analysis of your use of the website. The thus generated information about your use of our website is transferred to a 1&1 IONOS server and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened by 1&1 IONOS beforehand within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a 1&1 IONOS server and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, 1&1 IONOS will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide further services associated with the website use and Internet use to the operator of the website. The IP address transmitted by your Internet browser in the context of 1&1 IONOS will not be merged with other 1&1 data.
Further information on data protection can be found at https://www.ionos.de/hilfe/datenschutz/.
We collect and process your personal data exclusively on a legal basis, including – with European reference – in particular on the basis of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR).
If we obtain your consent for processing operations for specific processing purposes, the legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
If we need your personal data in order to fulfil a contract concluded with you (e.g. delivery of goods, provision of services), the processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. This also applies to processes directly connected therewith, e.g. the processing of inquiries about our products, services or prices.
If we process your personal data based on statutory obligations, this is done on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR.
In the event that we need your personal data in order to protect your vital interests or those of another natural person, the processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR.
Regardless of the afore-mentioned legal bases, we process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest on our part or that of a third party, provided that your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms do not prevail.
Storage Time and Data Deletion
We delete or block personal data in accordance with the legal requirements as soon as they are no longer required for the purposes mentioned herein or a legally prescribed storage period expires.
Rights of the Data Subject
If we process your personal data, you are a data subject within the meaning of GDPR and have the following rights against us as the responsible entity:
- a right to information about the purpose, type, scope and duration of the processing (Art. 15 GDPR)
- a right to correction of the stored data (Art. 16 GDPR)
- a right to deletion of stored data (Art. 17 GDPR)
- a right to restriction of the processing of data (Art. 18 GDPR)
- a right of the data recipients being informed by us as the responsible entity with regard to the execution of the rights of correction, deletion and restriction of the processing (Art. 19 GDPR)
- a right to data transferability in machine-readable form (Art. 20 GDPR)
- a right to object to data processing (Art. 21 GDPR)
- a right to revoke the declaration of consent under data privacy law (Art. 7 (3) GDPR)
- a right not to participate in an automated decision (Art. 22 GDPR)
- a right to appeal to a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR)
For this purpose, please contact our data protection officer listed above.