Legal basis and purpose of processing
We process your personal data for the following purposes:
• internal and external advertising as well as market research and range measurement to the legally permissible extent or on the basis of consent
• Sending an e-mail newsletter
• fulfilment of our contractual obligations, in particular from the sale
We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if this is necessary to fulfil the contract, if we or the third party have a legitimate interest in the transfer or if you have given your consent. If data is transferred to third parties on the basis of a legitimate interest, this is explained in these data protection regulations. In addition, data may be transferred to third parties if we are required to do so by law or by an enforceable official or court order.
We reserve the right to use service providers for the collection and/or processing of data. Service providers receive from us only the personal data they need for their specific activity. For example, your e-mail address can be passed on to a service provider so that they can deliver an ordered newsletter to you. Service providers can also be commissioned to provide server capacities. Service providers are usually integrated as so-called contract processors, who may only process personal data of the users of this online offer according to our instructions.
It may happen that third party content, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are integrated within this online offer. This always presupposes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third party providers”) are aware of the IP address of the users. Because without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We make every effort to use only those contents whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the contents. However, we have no influence on this if the third party providers store the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. As far as we know, we inform the users about this.
Duration of storage, retention periods
We store your data for as long as this is necessary for the provision of our online offer and the associated services or we have a legitimate interest in further storage. In all other cases, we delete your personal data with the exception of such data that we have to keep for contractual or statutory (e.g. tax or commercial law) retention periods (e.g. invoices). Contractual retention periods may also result from contracts with third parties (e.g. owners of copyrights and ancillary copyrights). Data that are subject to a retention period will be blocked until the expiry of the period.
Right of appeal to the supervisory authority
You have the right to file a complaint with a data protection authority. You can contact the data protection authority responsible for your place of residence or federal state or the data protection authority responsible for us. This is:
The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Hessen
PO Box 3163, 65021 Wiesbaden, Germany
Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany
Phone: +49 611 14080
Fax: +49 611 1408611
If you would like to contact us, please use the contact details below.
Phone: +49 61 42/70 20 770
You can adjust your browser’s data protection settings under the following technical notes.
How to use Internet Explorer (URL: http://windows.microsoft.com/de-de/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11-win-7)
How to play Mozilla Firefox (URL: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen)
How to play Google Chrome (URL: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647)
How to play Safari (URL: http://help.apple.com/)
Every time you use the Internet, certain information is automatically transmitted by your Internet browser and stored by us in so-called log files.
The log files are stored by us for 7 to 10 days for the sole purpose of identifying malfunctions and security reasons (e.g. to clarify attempted attacks) and are then deleted. Log files, the further storage of which is required for evidence purposes, are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified and can be passed on to investigative authorities in individual cases.
In particular, the following information is stored in the log files:
• IP address (Internet Protocol address) of the terminal from which the online service is accessed;
• Internet address of the website from which the online offer was accessed (so-called origin or referrer URL);
• Name of the service provider through which the online offer is accessed;
• Name of the retrieved files or information;
• date and time as well as duration of the retrieval;
• the amount of data transferred;
• Operating system and information on the Internet browser used, including installed add-ons (e.g. for the Flash Player);
• http status code (e.g. “Request successful” or “requested file not found”).
The provision of personal data may also be required by law (e.g. by tax regulations).
Justified interests in processing
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 f DS-GMO, it is in our legitimate interest to conduct our business activities, in particular with regard to the well-being of our employees and company owners.
You have a right to information and – under certain conditions – to correction, deletion, restriction of processing or objection to the processing of your personal data and – from 25 May 2018 – to data transferability. You can also object to the processing of your personal data for advertising purposes at any time (“advertising objection”). Please note that for organizational reasons there may be an overlap between your revocation and the use of your data in the context of an ongoing campaign. If you have given us your consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future. The legality of the processing of your data until revocation remains unaffected by this. Please use the information at the beginning of this data protection declaration to assert your rights. Please ensure that we can uniquely identify you.
According to the Federal Data Protection Act, you have a right to know about the usage of your saved data as well as if needed a right of adjustment, blocking and deleting this data. Questions can be asked thru following Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
So-called cookies are used in some areas of our pages.
A “cookie” is a small text that is sent to the computer to identify the visitor’s browser or to store information and settings in the browser. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. If the corresponding server of our website is called up again by the user of the website and/or the customer, the browser of the user of the website and/or the customer sends the previously received cookie back to the server. The server can then evaluate the information obtained by this procedure in various ways. The cookies on our Internet pages do not collect any personal data. We use the information contained in cookies to make it easier for you to use our pages and to tailor them to your needs. Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. If you do not want cookies to be stored on your computer, you can deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of your browser, i.e. the program for opening and displaying Internet pages. You can delete saved cookies at any time in the system settings of your browser. However, if you select this setting, you may not be able to access certain parts of the website or they may no longer function completely.