1. An overview of data protection
The following information will provide you with an easy
to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit this
website. The term „personal data“ comprises all data that can be used to personally
identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection,
please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this
Data recording on this website
Who is the responsible party for the
recording of data on this website (i.e. the „controller“)?
data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact
information is available under section „Information Required by Law“ on this
How do we record your data?
We collect your
data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be
information you enter into our contact form.
Our IT systems automatically
record other data when you visit our website. This data comprises primarily
technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was
accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access this
What are the purposes we use your data for?
A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of
the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user patterns.
rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?
have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of
your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such
disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified or
eradicated. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the address
disclosed in section „Information Required by Law“ on this website if you have
questions about this or any other data protection related issues. You also have the
right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.
under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand the restriction of the
processing of your personal data. For details, please consult the Data Protection
Declaration under section „Right to Restriction of Data Processing.“
This website is hosted by an external service provider
(host). Personal data collected on this website are stored on the servers of the
host. These may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests,
metadata and communications, contract information, contact information, names, web
page access, and other data generated through a web site.
The host is used
for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers
(Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO) and in the interest of secure, fast and efficient
provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f
Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to
fulfil its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to
Execution of a contract data processing agreement
In order to
guarantee processing in compliance with data protection regulations, we have
concluded an order processing contract with our host.
3. General information and mandatory information
The operators of this website and its pages take the
protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data
as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection
regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.
Whenever you use this
website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data
comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection
Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data
for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.
We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through
e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to
completely protect data against third party access.
Information about the responsible party (referred to as the „controller“ in the
The data processing controller on this website is:
Westfälische Straße 27
The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly
with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing
of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to the processing of data
A wide range of data
processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can
also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are
required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without
prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to
direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
IN THE EVENT THAT DATA ARE PROCESSED ON
THE BASIS OF ART. 6 SECT. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME
OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR
UNIQUE SITUATION. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. TO
DETERMINE THE LEGAL BASIS, ON WHICH ANY PROCESSING OF DATA IS BASED, PLEASE CONSULT
THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU LOG AN OBJECTION, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS
YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE ARE IN A POSITION TO PRESENT COMPELLING
PROTECTION WORTHY GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA, THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR
INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR IF THE PURPOSE OF THE PROCESSING IS THE CLAIMING,
EXERCISING OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 1
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS BEING PROCESSED IN ORDER TO ENGAGE IN DIRECT
ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR
AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO
PROFILING TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS AFFILIATED WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU
OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT
ADVERTISING PURPOSES (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 2 GDPR).
Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency
In the event
of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a
supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain
their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred.
The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or
court proceedings available as legal recourses.
Right to data portability
You have the right to demand that we hand over any
data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a
contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable
format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller,
this will be done only if it is technically feasible.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the
transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you
submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS
encryption programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether
the address line of the browser switches from „http://“ to „https://“ and also by
the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If the SSL or TLS
encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third
Information about, rectification and eradication of data
Within the scope of
the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand
information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well
as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have
your data rectified or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter
or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at
any time at the address provided in section „Information Required by Law.“
Right to demand processing restrictions
You have the right to demand the
imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is
concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in
section „Information Required by Law.“ The right to demand restriction of processing
applies in the following cases:
- In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by
us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that
this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the
processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner,
you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in
lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
- If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise,
defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction
of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
- If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights
and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not
been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a
restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with
the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or
to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other
natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by
the European Union or a member state of the EU.
4. Recording of data on this website
In some instances, our website and its pages use so-called cookies.
Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. The
purpose of cookies is to make our website more user friendly, effective and more
secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by
Most of the cookies we use are so-called „session cookies.“
They are automatically deleted after your leave our site. Other cookies will remain
archived on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise
your browser the next time you visit our website.
You can adjust the settings
of your browser to make sure that you are notified every time cookies are placed and
to enable you to accept cookies only in specific cases or to exclude the acceptance
of cookies for specific situations or in general and to activate the automatic
deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you deactivate cookies, the
functions of this website may be limited.
Cookies that are required for the
performance of the electronic communications transaction or to provide certain
functions you want to use (e.g. the shopping cart function), are stored on the basis
of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in
storing cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimised provision of the
operator’s services. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an
agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the
basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your browsing patterns) should be
stored, they are addressed separately in this Data Protection Declaration.
Server log files
The provider of this website and its pages automatically
collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser
communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:
- The type and version of browser used
- The used operating system
- Referrer URL
- The hostname of the accessing computer
- The time of the server inquiry
- The IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
This data is recorded
on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a
legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of
the operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be
Request by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone
or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be
stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not
pass these data on without your consent.
The processing of these data is
based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of
a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other
cases, the processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our
legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest
in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.
The data sent by you
to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke
your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after
completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular
statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.
5. Plug-ins and Tools
In order to ensure the uniform depiction of certain fonts, this
website uses fonts called Adobe Fonts provided by Adobe Systems Incorporated, 345
Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704, USA (Adobe).
When you access pages of
this website, your browser will automatically load the required fonts directly from
the Adobe site to be able to display them correctly on your device. As a result,
your browser will establish a connection with Adobe’s servers in the United States.
Hence, Adobe learns that your IP address was used to access this website. According
to the information provided by Adobe, no cookies will be stored in conjunction with
the provision of the fonts.
Adobe is in possession of a certification in
accordance with the EU-US Privacy Shield. The Privacy Shield is a compact ratified
between the United States of America and the European Union, aiming to warrant
compliance with European Data Protection Standards. For more information, please
follow this link: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/eudatatransfers.html.
The use of Adobe Fonts is necessary to ensure the uniform presentation of fonts
on this website. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined in Art. 6 Sect. 1
lit. f GDPR.
For more information about Adobe Fonts, please read the policies
Adobe’s Data Privacy Declaration may be reviewed under: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/policy.html.