Privacy

Protecting your personal data is very important to us. As far as we collect, process or use personal information about you as part of the services provided, we do so in accordance with the relevant German and European data protection laws.

As part of the order process, we ask you for personal information such as name, address, email address and phone no. We use this data only for the execution and completion of the contract. In case the service is provided by us the data is forwarded to this third party for the same use. After the contract process has been completed your data is locked and after the legally necessary storage and retention period for tax purposes this data will be deleted.

Log files
During every visit to our site, usage data will be transmitted by the respective Internet browser and stored in server log files.
The log file data is analysed anonymously to further improve our offers, to make the site easier to use, to detect and to fix errors more quickly and to control server capacity.

Cookies and Google Analytics
When you visit this page, we automatically collect and store the data of your so-called log files. This data is transmitted from your browser. The data is the requested page, browser type / version, the operating system you are using, the referring page on our website (referrer URL), your computer's IP address and time of access. These data can not - not even by merging with other data – be assigned to specific individuals. After statistical analysis, the data is deleted. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "Cookies" which are text files that are stored on your computer, to help analyze how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website are usually transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. Since the IP-anonymisation is active on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and is shortened. On behalf of the operator of this site Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other website activity and internet related services to the website operator. Your IP address is not associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, we point out that you can optionally use to their full extent in this case not all functions of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (incl. Your IP address) to Google and the processing of these data by Google, by following the link and downloading the browser plugin and install: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Google Adwords
We also use the online advertising programme Google AdWords and conversion tracking, which is part of Google Adwords. Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). When you click on an advert displayed by Google, a cookie for conversion tracking is stored on your computer. These cookies expire after 30 days, do not contain any personal data and are therefore not used for personal identification.
If you visit certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google will be able to see that you clicked on the advert and were brought to this page. Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. This ensures that cookies cannot be tracked on the websites of AdWords customers.
The information collected by means of the conversion cookie is used to compile conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. These statistics show the customer the total number of users who have clicked on their advert, and which of those customers have been redirected to a page equipped with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not contain any information that can be used to personally identify users.
If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can object to this usage by preventing the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting in your browser software (deactivation option). By doing so, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. For additional information and Google’s privacy policy, please visit http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/, http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Facebook Social Plug-Ins
Our website uses the sign-up and log-in function and social plug-ins of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Face Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. If you have your normal place of residence in the European Union, the Facebook services are offered to you by Facebook Ireland Limited, Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2 Ireland. The social plug-ins are discernible by the Facebook logos (white “f” on blue background or the characteristic Facebook thumb) or marked by the addition “Facebook Social Plug-In”; all Facebook plug-ins can be viewed here. The sign-up and/or log-in of Facebook is also easy to recognize by the characteristic white script on a blue background.

When you call up a website of ours on which a social plug-in (like button) is implemented, your browser will then establish a direct link to Facebook and will then transmit the following data to Facebook directly:

  1. date and time of your visit,
  2. the Internet address/URL of the site that you are currently visiting,
  3. your IP address,
  4. your browser,
  5. your operating system,
  6. your user code if you are a registered user of Facebook and if applicable your surname and first name and
  7. if you click on the plug-in, of course the information that you have used this specific plug-in.
  8. the data can only be transmitted to the Facebook profile when the user is logged in to Facebook
  9. logging out of Facebook prevents the transmission of these data to the Facebook profile

Facebook saves these data for a period of 90 days. Facebook then removes the name and all other personal information from the data; a pseudonymized usage profile remains. We explicitly make reference to the fact that we ourselves do not have any influence on the scope of the data which Facebook collects with the help of the plug-in and that with regard to data protection we have to rely on the data usage guideline of Facebook, on which our aforementioned information is based. Please inform yourself further on Facebook specifically about the purpose and scope of the data collection and your rights in this regard and the setting options to protect your privacy using the data usage guidelines. However, it is of course possible to prevent the placing of cookies by settings in your browser.