As the person concerned, we will first inform you about your rights. These rights are standardized in Articles 15 to 22 EU-DS-GVO. They include:
– The right to information (Art. 15 EU-DS-GVO),
– The right to deletion (Art. 17 EU-DS-GVO),
– The right of rectification (Art. 16 EU-DS-GVO),
– The right to data transferability (Art. 20 EU-DSGVO),
– The right to restrict data processing (Art. 18 EU-DS-GVO),
– The right to object to data processing (Art. 21 EU-DS-GVO).
To assert these rights, please contact Mr. Jürgen M. Ferdinand. The same applies if you have any questions about data processing in our company. You also have the right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority.
Rights of objection
Please note the following in connection with rights of objection:
In the event that we process your data to protect legitimate interests, you may object to this processing at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. We will then no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. The objection is free of charge and can be made without formality.
Aims and legal basis of data processing
When processing your personal data, the provisions of the EU-DS-GVO and all other applicable data protection regulations are observed. The legal basis for data processing is derived in particular from Art. 6 EU-DS-GVO.
We use your data exclusively to optimize our Internet presence, e.g. to improve the accessibility of the most frequently visited pages or to improve the presentation on mobile devices. For details, please refer to the section “Cookies”..
No processing of special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 para. 1 EU-DS-GVO takes place.
Disclosure to third parties
We will only pass on your data to third parties within the framework of the legal regulations or with the appropriate consent. Otherwise, your data will not be passed on to third parties, unless we are obliged to do so by mandatory legal provisions (passing on to external bodies such as supervisory authorities or law enforcement agencies).
Recipients of the data / categories of recipients
Within our company, we ensure that only those persons receive your data who need it to fulfill their contractual and legal obligations.
In many cases, service providers support our specialist departments in fulfilling their tasks. The necessary data protection agreements have been concluded with all service providers.
Third country transfer / Third country transfer intention
No data transfer to third countries (outside the European Union or the European Economic Area) controlled by us takes place, nor is there any intention to do so. However, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Maps. Please refer to the “Google Maps” section for details.
Duration of data storage
We store your data as long as they are needed for the respective processing purpose. Please note that numerous retention periods require that data is (must be) still stored. This applies in particular to storage obligations under commercial or tax law (e.g. from the German Commercial Code or the German Fiscal Code). If there are no further storage obligations, the data will be routinely deleted once the purpose has been achieved.
In addition, we may retain data if you have given us your permission to do so or if legal disputes arise and we use evidence within the scope of statutory limitation periods, which can be up to thirty years; the regular limitation period is three years.
Secure transmission of your data
In order to protect the data stored with us in the best possible way against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons, we use appropriate technical and organizational security measures.
For messages there is the possibility to use alternative communication channels (e.g. mail).
Obligation to provide the data
Various personal data are necessary for the establishment, execution and termination of the contractual relationship and the fulfillment of the contractual and legal obligations associated therewith. The same applies to the use of our website and the various functions it provides.
In certain cases data must also be collected or made available due to legal regulations. Please note that it is not possible to process your inquiry or carry out the underlying contractual relationship without providing this data.
Contact form / Contact by e-mail (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, b EU-DS-GVO)
On our website there may be a contact form that can be used for electronic contact. If you write to us via the contact form, we process the data you provide in the contact form to contact you and answer your questions and requests.
The principle of data economy and data avoidance is observed, in that you only have to provide the data that we need to contact you. These are your e-mail address and the message field itself. In addition, your IP address is processed for technical reasons and for legal protection. All other data are voluntary fields and can be entered optionally (e.g. for a more individual answer to your questions).
If you contact us by e-mail, we will process the personal data provided in the e-mail solely for the purpose of processing your inquiry. If you do not use the offered forms to contact us, no further data collection will take place.
Newsletter (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU-DS-GVO)
If a newsletter is sent out, you will be informed at the appropriate place.
Automated individual case decisions
We do not use purely automated processing to make a decision.
Cookies (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f EU-DS-GVO / Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU-DS-GVO with consent)
Our Internet pages use so-called cookies in several places. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser (locally on your hard disk).
By means of these cookies we are able to analyse how users use our websites. This enables us to design the website content according to the needs of our visitors. Cookies also enable us to measure the effectiveness of a particular advertisement and to place it, for example, depending on the thematic interests of the user.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. These are automatically deleted after your visit. Permanent cookies are automatically deleted from your computer when their period of validity (usually six months) is reached or if you delete them yourself before the period of validity expires.
Most web browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can usually change the settings of your browser.
Please note: If you deactivate the setting of cookies, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.
Web analysis service Matomo
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
Matomo is used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its contents. This enables us to find out how the website is used and thus to constantly optimize our offer.
You can object to the storage and evaluation of this data by Matomo at any time. If you wish to do so, please click here. In this case a so-called opt-out cookie is permanently stored in your browser, which causes Matomo not to collect any data for storage and evaluation. However, should you delete this cookie intentionally or unintentionally, the objection to the data storage and evaluation will also be removed and can be renewed via the above mentioned link.
Alternatively, most modern browsers have a so-called “Do Not Track” option, by which they tell websites not to track your user activities. Matomo respects this option.
On our website we use Google Maps (API) from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Maps is a web service for displaying interactive (land) maps to visually present geographic information. By using this service, our locations will be displayed and any directions to us will be made easier.
The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f EU-DS-GVO on the basis of our legitimate interest, so that we can show you our locations and facilitate any approach.
In order for the maps to be displayed correctly, technically necessary data must be transmitted to Google and processed. If you are logged in at Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want the assignment with your profile at Google, you have to log out before activating the button. Google stores your data (even for users who are not logged in) as user profiles and evaluates them. However, the data transfer only begins when you click on the respective map. There is no automatic transfer of your personal data when a page is called up.
Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.
YouTube is a video portal of YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (hereinafter “YouTube”). A YouTube plug-in may be integrated into our online services.
When you access an online service that includes a YouTube plug-in, your browser will establish a direct connection to the YouTube servers. In the process, information is transmitted to YouTube that your browser has visited the corresponding page of our online services, even if you do not have a YouTube account or are not logged in to your account. This information is transmitted by your browser directly to a YouTube server and stored there.
If you are logged into your YouTube account at the same time, it is also possible to associate the page view with your YouTube account and you would allow YouTube to associate your surfing behavior directly with your personal profile.
If you wish to prevent YouTube from transmitting and storing your data and your behavior on our online services, you must log out of YouTube before visiting our site and delete any cookies placed by YouTube.
Online offers for children
Persons under 16 years of age may not transmit any personal data to us or submit a declaration of consent without the consent of a parent or guardian. We encourage parents and guardians to actively participate in their children’s online activities and interests.
Links to other providers
Our website may – clearly visible – also contain links to the internet presences of other companies. As far as links to websites of other providers are available, we have no influence on their contents. Therefore, no guarantee or liability can be assumed for these contents. The respective provider or operator of these sites is always responsible for the contents of these sites.
The linked pages were checked for possible violations of law and recognizable infringements at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not recognizable at the time of linking. However, a permanent control of the contents of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. If we become aware of any infringements of the law, such links will be removed immediately.