Within the meaning of data protection law the controller is:
GmbH & Co. KG
Tel. +49 (0) 78 41 / 61 - 0
Fax +49 (0) 78 41 / 61 - 1 11
Recording of general information
Information of a general nature is automatically recorded when you visit our website. This information (server logfiles) includes the type of web browser, the operating system being used, the domain name of your internet provider and similar. None of this information can be used to identify you personally. This information is required for technical reasons in order to supply you with the requested website contents correctly and is inevitably produced when using the Internet. Anonymous information of this kind is evaluated by us statistically in order to optimise our website presentation and the underlying technology.
Like many other websites we use "cookies". Cookies are small text files which are transmitted to your hard disk from a website server. In this way we automatically receive certain data, such as the IP address, the browser being used, the operating system, about your computer and your connection to the Internet.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to transmit viruses to a computer. The information contained in cookies can be used to make navigation easier and to display our websites correctly.
In no event will the data which we collect be transferred to third parties or links be created to your personal data without your permission.
We use state-of-the-art encryption techniques (e.g. SSL) with HTTPS to protect the security of your data during transmission.
If you make contact with us by e-mail or using a contact form, the information provided by you will be stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for any possible follow-up questions.
Erasure/Locking of data
We comply with the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We only store your personal data for as long as is necessary in order to achieve the purposes stated here or to comply with the various periods of storage mandated by law. As soon as the relevant purpose ceases to apply or these periods have expired, the relevant data is routinely locked or erased as required by law.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (referred to in the following as Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”; these are text files that are stored on your computer which facilitate the analysis of your use of the website. The information about the way you use this website created by the cookie is usually sent to and stored on a Google server in the USA. Because the IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, Google will first truncate your IP address in Member States of the European Union or in other state parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to and truncated on a Google server in the USA. Google uses this information on behalf of the website operator to evaluate the way you use the website, to collate reports on website activities and to provide the website operator with other services related to website and Internet use. The IP address sent by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data held by Google.
You can change your browser settings to prevent cookies from being stored; however, we draw your attention to the fact that, in these circumstances, you may find that you are unable to make full use of functions on the website. You can also prevent Google from collecting or processing the data generated by cookies and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link. .
In addition to or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can stop Google Analytics tracking you on our webpages by . An opt-out cookie is then stored on your device. This prevents Google Analytics recording data for this website and for this browser in the future for as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.
Use of Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps API in order to display visual geographical information. Google also collects, processes and uses data relating to the way the map functions in Google Maps are used. More information about how Google processes data is available in the . You can also change your personal data privacy settings in the data protection centre.
Embedded YouTube videos
We embed YouTube videos in some of our websites. The relevant plug-in is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a website which contains a YouTube plug-in, a connection is established to YouTube servers. YouTube is then informed about the websites which you visit. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behaviour to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account in advance.
If you have disabled the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program, you can expect that no cookies will be set even when you watch YouTube videos. However, YouTube stores nonpersonal use information in other cookies. If you do not wish this to happen, you must block the storage of cookies in your browser.
Our website uses Google Conversion Tracking. If you have come to our website via an advertisement placed by Google, Google Adwords will set a cookie on your computer. The cookie for conversion tracking is set if the user clicks on an advertisement placed by Google. These cookies cease to be valid after 30 days and are not used to identify you personally. If the user visits certain pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognise that the user has clicked the advertisement and has been redirected to this website. All Google AdWords customers are given a different cookie. This means that cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained with the aid of the conversion cookie is used to produce conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. The customers obtain information about the total number of users who have clicked their advertisement and have been redirected to a website with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information which could be used to identify users personally.
If you do not wish to take part in tracking, you can reject the setting of the required cookie – for example, by changing your browser settings to disable the automatic setting of cookies or by changing your browser settings to block cookies from the domain "googleleadservices.com".
Please note that you cannot erase the opt-out cookies as long as you do not wish measuring data to be recorded. Once you have erased all your cookies in the browser, you must then set the relevant opt-out cookie again.
Your right to information, correction, locking, erasure and objection
You have the right to receive information at any time about the personal data we hold on you. You also have the right to have your personal data corrected, locked or, except where the storage of data on business transactions is mandatory, erased. Please contact our data protection officer for this purpose. The contact data can be found below.
This data must be stored in a locked file for control purposes to ensure data can be locked at all times. You can also ask for your data to be erased if it does not need to be archived by law. If such an obligation applies, we will lock your data on request.
You have the right to notify us of any changes to or revocation of any consent given to us with effect for the future.
Changes to our data protection rules
Questions for the data protection officer