Your privacy matters to us
Thank you for your interest in our company and our products. When you visit our internet pages, we want you to feel safe regarding the protection of your personal information. We are committed to protecting your personal information. When we collect and use personal information, we will do so in strict accordance with German data protection laws.
We would like you to be aware of what type of information we collect, when we collect it, and how we use that information. Through the use of suitable technology and internal procedures, we have made sure that privacy regulations are observed both by us and our external service contractors.
Personal information refers to any information about your identity. This includes details such as your name, address, telephone number, or email address. To access our web site, you are not required to disclose any personal information. In certain cases, however, we will require your name, your address and some additional data in order to provide the service you requested, or to contact you in response to individual inquiries, for example. Whenever this is necessary, it will be brought to your attention. Apart from the above information, we store and process only data that you provide voluntarily, as well as data that that is collected automatically when you visit our internet pages (e. g., your IP address and the names of the pages viewed, your type of browser and operating system, time and date of access, search engines used, and the names of downloaded files).
All personal information is used solely to provide the service you requested and to protect our own legitimate business interests.
Purpose of use for personal information
Generally, the personal information you provide is used to respond to your inquiries or to enable you to access certain types of information or services. Additionally, in order to improve customer relations, we or one of our service contractors may need to use this information to inform you about product offers, or to conduct online polls to more effectively tailor our products and services to the needs and requests of our customers.
We will of course respect your decision if you choose not to provide your personal information to aid in our business relations (especially for direct marketing or market research purposes). We will not sell your personal information to third parties or otherwise commercialize them.
The personal information you provide online will be gathered, processed and used solely for the purposes stated. We will not share your personal information with third parties without your express consent.
In certain cases, in response to an order by a competent governmental or judicial authority, we may disclose this information (so called inventory data) where deemed necessary for the purpose of criminal prosecution, to avert imminent danger, to enable federal or state authorities for the protection of the Constitution, or the Armed Forces Counterintelligence Office, to carry out their lawful tasks, or to enforce intellectual property rights.
Information collected automatically on visiting our internet pages
Due to technical reasons, your internet browser automatically sends some information to our web server when you access our web site. This information may include the time and date of access, the URL of the referring web page, the files requested, the amount of data sent, the type and version of your browser, your operating system, as well as your IP address.
We analyze this technical information anonymously and solely for statistical purposes, in order to continuously improve our internet presence and make our internet content even more enjoyable. This information is stored on secured systems, physically separated from other personal information. No information is traced back to individual users.
When you visit one of our web sites, we may store some information on your computer using a cookie. Cookies are small text files which are sent from a web server to your browser and are saved on your computer’s hard drive.
Apart from the internet protocol address, they contain no personal information whatsoever about you. This information is used to automatically recognize your computer on subsequent visits to our web sites and facilitate page navigation. Cookies allow us to tailor a web page to your interests, for example.
Of course you may also view our web sites without accepting cookies. If you prefer your computer not to be recognized, you may set your browser to reject saving cookies on your hard drive by choosing “Do not accept cookies” in your browser’s settings. Please refer to your browser’s user manual for details on how to set your browser accordingly. Note, however, that if you do not accept cookies, this may adversely affect the functionality of our content.
Children and minors
Persons under 18 years of age should not transmit personal information to us without the consent of a parent or guardian. We will not request any personal information from children and minors, do not collect such information and will not disclose it to third parties.
Protecting your personal information
We have taken technical and organizational measures to safeguard your personal information against loss, destruction, alteration and unauthorized access.
All of our employees and all individuals involved in data processing are obliged to comply with the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and any other applicable data protection laws and are committed to the confidential treatment of personal information.
We reserve the right to modify our safety and data protection measures if deemed necessary due to technical developments. In that event we will also modify our Privacy Statement accordingly. You are therefore encouraged to refer to the most recent version of our Privacy Statement.
When you click on external links that appear on our internet pages, please bear in mind that the foregoing Privacy Statement does not apply to those links. For any links provided, we assure that at the time of placing the links, no violations of current laws were discernible on the internet pages thus linked. However, we have no control over whether other companies comply with data and safety regulations. Please refer to the privacy statements of those companies on their respective web sites.
Right of access, opt-out right, questions, suggestions, and complaints
Under the Federal Privacy Act, you have a right to free information about your stored data, and a right to rectification, blocking or erasure of data. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org