Protecting your personal data is an important concern for us when collecting, processing and using it during your visit to our homepage. Within the scope of the legal provisions with which we have to comply, your data is protected. In the following we will inform you about which data is recorded during your visit to our homepage and how this data is used:

1. Collecting and processing data

For internal system-related and statistical purposes, every visit to our homepage as well as every retrieval of a file stored on the homepage are recorded. The following data is recorded in the process: name of the retrieved file, date and time of retrieval, volume of data transmitted, notification regarding successful retrieval, the web browser, the accessing domain and the IP address of the accessing computer. Any additional personal data is only recorded by us if this information has been provided by you voluntarily, for example as part of an enquiry or registration.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser: As an alternative to the browser Addon or within browsers on mobile devices, you can click this link in order to opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics within this website in the future (the opt-out applies only for the browser in which you set it and within this domain).  An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device, which means that you’ll have to click this link again, if you delete your cookies.

2. Using and passing on personal dataIf you have provided us with personal data, this data shall only be used to answer your enquiries, to process contracts concluded with you and for technical administration purposes.

Your personal data shall only be passed on or communicated to third parties by us if it is necessary for the purpose of processing a contract, in particular passing on order data to suppliers, or for invoicing purposes, or if you have given prior consent. You may withdraw your consent regarding the disclosure of your personal data to third parties at any time with future effect.

Your personal data shall be deleted if you withdraw your consent to it being stored, if this data is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was stored, or if storage of this data is impermissible for other legal reasons.

3. Right to information

Upon written request we shall be happy to provide you with information on your personal data that we have stored.

4. Security note

We constantly endeavor to make full use of all the technical and organizational means available in order to protect your personal data from being accessed by unauthorized third parties. Email communication however entails risks that cannot be completely ruled out; we therefore recommend that you send confidential information by post.

5. Legal validity of this disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication which you were referred from. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.