Data protection


Privacy policy

We process personal data collected when our website is visited in accordance with the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG) and the federal states’ relevant data protection provisions. The personal data is used exclusively for the purposes of the technical administration of our website for customer administration to the legally permissible extent required. We only send personal data to state institutions and authorities within the framework of international regulations.

Personal data is only collected, used and passed on by our web hosting provider if this is allowed by law or the user consents to data collection.

Cookies are used to make the websites more attractive to use and to suit the preferences of visitors to the website. Cookies are files that are stored on your hard drive. You can prevent cookies being stored on your hard drive by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser settings. Any cookies already placed can be deleted at any time. If you do not accept cookies this may regrettably restrict the functions you can use on our website.

All texts, images, graphics, sound, video and animated files are subject to copyright and the other laws for the protection of intellectual property. They may not be copied, altered or used on other websites in any other way.

Access data / server log files
Our webspace provider collects data regarding every visit to our website. The data sets collected in the provider’s log files are:

§ Name of the accessed web page
§ Date and time web page accessed
§ Transmitted data volume
§ Report on successful access
§ Type of Internet browser, browser version
§ The operating system the browser is based on with patch level
§ Previously visited page
§ IP address
§ Requesting provider

The purpose of the provider collecting this log data is to operate the website, for security and to improve the website. However, they also reserve the right to analyse the log data afterwards if there are specific grounds.

If a contact form on this website is used to make contact, the data entered is stored for the purpose / to process your contact enquiry and get back to you.

Integrating third-party services and contents
There are links to other websites on our website. We point out that we do not have any influence on the layout and content of these websites linked to our website. We cannot accept any liability that the information contained there is up to date, correct or complete. We expressly distance ourselves from all the content on any linked websites. This applies to all links contained on our website to external sites and their respective content.

We also integrate map material from Google Maps into our website. This kind of integration always requires the technical forwarding of the IP address and that the provider of this content (subsequently referred to as “third-party provider”) accesses the user’s IP address. As they could not send the content to the respective user’s browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. We make every effort to only use content where the respective provider only uses the IP address to provide content. However, we do not have any influence on if the third-party provider stores the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. As soon as we become aware of this we inform users about this.

Cookies are small text files that allow for specific information regarding the device to be stored on the user’s device (PC, smartphone, or similar). They are used on the one hand to make websites user friendly and therefore to assist users (e.g. storing login data). On the other hand they are used to collect statistical data about how the website is used and to analyse this to improve the website. Users can influence how cookies are used. Most browsers have an option that restricts or completely prevents the storage of cookies. However, it must be noted that the use and in particular convenience are restricted without cookies.

You can manage many online advertising cookies from companies using the US-American site or the EU site

This website uses Piwik, an open source software for the statistical analysis of user access. Piwik uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on the user’s computer to help analyse how visitors use the website. The information produced by the cookie about how this website is used is stored on the provider’s server in Germany. The IP address is immediately anonymised after processing and before it is stored. Users can prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting in their browser software. However, the provider points out to users that in this case they may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Jetpack/ Stats
This website uses Jetpack (formerly Stats), a tool for the statistical analysis of visitor access, operated by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA, using tracking technology from Quantcast Inc., 201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103-3153, USA. Stats uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer to help analyse how you use the website. The information produced by the cookie about how you use this website is stored on a server in the USA. The IP address is immediately anonymised after processing and before it is stored. You can prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting in your browser software. However, we point out to you that in this case you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can refuse the collection and use of data by Quantcast with future effect by clicking on the "Click here to opt-out” link here which places an opt-out cookie in your browser: If you delete all the cookies on your PC, you have to place the opt-out cookie again.

Users have the right to request the disclosure of any stored personal data relating to them, free of charge in accordance with Sections 34 and 6b of the BDSG. Users also have the right to have their personal data corrected, blocked and deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions. Please contact our data protection officer directly in all these cases:

Mr. Dipl. Inform. Olaf Tenti
GDI Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Informationssicherheit mbH
Fleyer Str. 61
58097 Hagen/ Germany
Tel.: + 49 (0) 2331 / 35 68 32 - 0
Fax: + 49 (0) 2331 / 35 68 32 - 1

Processing personal data
At several locations on our website, we offer you the possibility to contact us or to utilise certain services (e.g. enquiries). All personal data transferred to us during this process is used solely for the one purpose for which it was entered. We do not pass on personal data to third parties.

Changes to this privacy policy
We will update this privacy policy if necessary as a result of current circumstances, such as an amendment to the German Federal Data Protection Act.

Status: October 2017

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