In particular, we collect and use personal data from users of our website to provide our website(s) and their contents as well as our services. For example, this is the case if you send us a contact request via our website, e.g. because you are interested in our products or services or have any other questions. On the basis of your consent, we also use usage data for analytical purposes in order to learn more about the use of our online offerings; this enable us to continuously improve our website.
We handle your personal data in a confidential manner and in accordance with applicable data protection laws and regulations such as the GDPR. This website uses TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential information, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection in your browser’s address bar when it changes from 'http://' to 'https://' and the padlock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar. Data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties if TLS encryption is enabled. Data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties if TLS encryption is enabled.
The hosting provider for our website automatically collects and stores information automatically transferred by your browser in so-called server log files. This information comprises • Name of the website/file accessed • Date and time of access • The quantity of data transmitted • Report of successful access • Browser type and version, user’s operating system • Referrer URL (the previously visited website) • IP address and the requesting provider.
This is done to protect us from abuse (e.g. detecting attacks on our websites or fraud attempts). Accordingly, this data is not aggregated with other data sources. Our hosting provider retains this data for a period of two weeks. This data is then deleted. The basis for data processing in this context is our legitimate interest in the secure operation of our website; Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.
This website uses so-called cookies in some instances. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user-friendly, functional and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the placement of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies generally, or just for certain cases, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit your ability to use some of the functions of this website.
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (‘Google’), on our website. We use this analysis tool on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR), which we asked you to provide when you visited our website. You may withdraw your consent at any time by opting out as described below. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
Google Analytics uses persistent cookies that are stored on your device and enable the analysis of your usage behaviour. Google Analytics records how the website is used (e.g. when the website is accessed), your interactions with the website (e.g. page views, clicked links, visitor flow), technical data and some user characteristics (e.g. which device is used with which operating system and, if applicable, demographic user information such as language). On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of our services by you and other users, and to provide us the relevant analysis reports, and to provide us other services associated with use of the website and the internet. The data sent by us that is linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs is automatically deleted after 14 months. This data is automatically deleted once a month once the relevant retention period has been reached. Information generated by Google Analytics is generally transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. We enter into contractual arrangements with Google that ensure an appropriate level of data protection (so-called EU standard contractual clauses) under google initiatives.
The (abbreviated) IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not associated with other data held by Google. Google only transfers this data to third parties on the basis of statutory provisions or in the context of contract data processing. You can object to the collection and processing of the information stored by the Google cookie at any time and prevent both by setting an opt-out cookie. Simply click here to opt out: Disable Google Analytics.
If you choose to register or log in to our services using a social media account, we may have access to certain information about you. Our Services offers you the ability to register and login using your existing social media account details (like your Facebook, Google and LinkedIn logins). Where you choose to do this, we will receive certain profile information about you from your social media provider. The profile Information we receive may vary depending on the social media provider concerned, but will often include your name, email address, friends list, profile picture as well as other information you choose to make public on such social media platform. Any information we receive will be governed by the terms and conditions of the Third-Party Service and by the privacy controls you have set on your account. We will use the information we receive only for the purposes that are described in this privacy notice or that are otherwise made clear to you on the relevant Services. Please note that we do not control, and are not responsible for, other uses of your personal information by your third-party social media provider. We recommend that you review their privacy notice to understand how they collect, use and share your personal information, and how you can set your privacy preferences on their sites and apps.