We attach great importance to the protection of personal data entrusted to us. In principle, it is possible to use our Internet pages without providing any personal data. Personal data will only be requested, processed and used to the extent necessary to provide services or content that you have requested.
Purpose of the Data Processing
We collect, store and process data only for our own business purposes.
Below you will find information about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data includes all data that is personally identifiable to you, such as your name, address, email address and telephone number, as well as the IP address of the person concerned. These data are always processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Responsible party under the Data Protection Act
Collection of general data and information
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in «server log files», which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL (website from which the requested page was called)
- URL called up
- Time and date of the server request
- IP address
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, which permits the processing of data in order to safeguard the legitimate interests of the person responsible or a third party. These interests are to ensure the general functioning of the services.
Our website uses «cookies». This is information that is stored on the hard disk of the computer system by the Internet browser used. This identifies a user for the web server.
There are two forms of cookies, «session cookies» and «persistent cookies».
These cookies serve to make the website more user-friendly. Settings such as the language that the user has set on the page are saved so that the user does not have to make them again during his visit. In no case personal are data collected which allow conclusions to be drawn about you as a person. When the browser is closed, the session cookie with all stored data is deleted.
This form of cookie is primarily used in the area of online marketing and serves to combine complex usage and surfing behaviour, to deliver personalized advertising or to receive website settings and saved shopping baskets over several browser sessions. Persistent cookies remain on your computer system after you close your browser and contain a tracking code that forwards data to third parties such as Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
In order to protect and secure your personal data collected by us, for example via a web form, we use state-of-the-art HTTPS encryption methods.
If a person concerned contacts us by email or via a contact form, the personal data (name, email address, message) voluntarily transmitted by the person concerned are automatically stored. This serves the purpose of assigning the request and subsequently responding to it. This data is not transferred to third parties. After the storage purpose has ceased to apply, personal data will be deleted.
On our website, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company’s newsletter. The sending of our regularly appearing newsletter to the email address given by you only takes place with your explicit consent. To receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to enter your email address; no other data will be collected.
When registering for our newsletter we use the «double opt-in» procedure. We log the newsletter order, the sending of a confirmation email as well as the receipt of the requested answer. The data will be used exclusively for the use of our newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.
In the sense of your right of revocation, you can cancel our newsletter at any time. A corresponding link can be found in every newsletter. You can also cancel your newsletter registration on our website.
Data protection for applications
Your personal application data is collected and processed exclusively for the purpose of filling positions within our company. Your personal application data will only be passed on to the persons responsible in our company. Furthermore, your application data will not be passed on to third parties or used in any other way. Processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends us corresponding application documents, for example by email or via a web form on the website.
If we conclude an employment contract with you, the data transmitted by you will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If no Employment Contract is concluded with the applicant, the application documents will be deleted after the rejection decision has been announced. We have taken technical and organisational precautions to protect the data collected in the context of your application against manipulation and unauthorised access.
Use of external services
Google Analytics (with anonymisation function)
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses «cookies», which are stored on your computer system and which collate, collect and evaluate data about the behaviour of visitors to Internet pages. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there.
We use the addition «anonymizeIp» for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, Google shortens and anonymises the IP address of the person concerned when accessing our Internet pages from a Member State of the European Union or from another signatory state to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the traffic on our website. Google uses the collected data and information, inter alia, to evaluate the use of our website and to provide online reports, which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of our Internet site for us.
You can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our website by creating an opt-out cookie on your computer system. If there is an opt-out cookie on the device, no usage data of our website will be transmitted to Google. >> Disable Google Analytics for this website <<.
Alternatively, you have the option of preventing the collection of data generated by Google Analytics (including your IP address) on a cross-page basis. You can download and install the browser plugin available at the following link: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics.
This website uses Google Maps API to display geographical information visually. When using Google Maps, Google collects, processes and uses visitor data about the use of the map function. If you’re signed in to a Google Maps map with a Google account, your browsing habits can be personalised. To prevent this, you should log out of your Google account first.
For more information about how Google processes your information, please see Google Privacy Notices.
Embedded YouTube videos (in advanced privacy mode)
Our website complies with embedded YouTube videos. The operator of these pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit our site with the embedded YouTube videos, a connection to YouTube servers is already established to deliver the preview images of the videos. Your IP address will be transmitted to YouTube and the DoubleClick advertising network . In addition, no data from YouTube or the DoubleClick advertising network is stored, as the videos on our website are embedded in YouTube’s «advanced privacy mode».
When a YouTube video is played, further data processing operations are triggered which, if you are logged into a YouTube account, can be attributed to you personally. To prevent this, you should log out of your Google account first.
In order to present our contents correctly, uniformly and graphically appealing across all browsers, we use so-called web fonts provided by Google on our website (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
Calling script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the library operator. It is theoretically possible that operators of corresponding libraries collect data, e.g., the IP address of the Internet connection.
Rights of the data subject
- You have the following rights towards us regarding your personal data:
- The right to confirmation as to whether personal data concerning them are processed
- The right to information about your stored data and how we process it,
- The right to correct inaccurate personal data
- The right to deletion of your stored data,
- The right to restriction of data processing if we are not yet permitted to delete your data due to legal obligations,
- The right to data transferability if you have consented to data processing
- The right to objection to your data being processed by us and
If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it permanently at any time. You will find the contact details at the beginning of this Data Protection Declaration.
Deleting and blocking data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore delete or block your personal data as soon as the respective storage purpose has been achieved or the storage periods provided for by law provide for it.
Changes to our Data Protection Declaration
We reserve the right to change this Data Protection Declaration in order to adapt it to current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services.