Data Protection Overview
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
This website’s data processing controller is specified in the imprint. The controller is your first contact person for legal data protection matters.
How do we collect your data?
Your data is collected when disclosed by you. This may be data you enter on a contact form or when subscribing to our newsletter.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. This especially includes technical data (e.g. your Internet browser, operating system or time of accessing our website). Such data is collected automatically when you access our website.
Analysis of your data
What do we use your data for?
Part of your data is collected to ensure faultless website operation.
What rights do you have concerning your data?
You have the right to obtain free of charge information about the source, recipients and purpose of your stored personal data at any time. You also have the right to obtain rectification, restriction of processing or erasure of this data. For this and other questions about personal data, you may contact us any time at the address specified in our imprint. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority.
Is your data transmitted with encryptions?
Yes. This website uses encryptions to prevent unauthorized access to your data.
I. General and mandatory information
Please note that data transmissions on the internet (e.g. during email communication) may be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against third-party access is not possible.
The data processing controller on this website is specified in the imprint. The controller is the natural or legal person which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses etc.).
Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct marketing (Article 21 GDPR)
If you object, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
Where your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data for direct marketing purposes.
Withdrawing your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations require your consent which we will obtain from you explicitly before commencing processing. You may withdraw your consent at any time. An informal email to us will suffice. Withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
Legally-required data protection officer
We are required by law to appoint and have appointed a data protection officer. Our data protection officer’s name and contact details are:
D - 87435 Kempten
Tel.: +49 (0) 831 930653 55
Fax: +49 (0) 831 930654 99
Right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority
Visitors to our website are informed of their right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority in case of violations of data protection law. The competent supervisory authority for data protection matters is the State Data Protection Officer of the state where our company is based. For a list of data protection officers and their contact details, please see the following link (in German):
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract transmitted to you or another controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Your data may only be transmitted directly to another controller if technically feasible.
SSL and TLS encryption
For security purposes and to protect transmissions of confidential content, e.g. requests you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses SSL and TLS encryption. You may recognize encrypted connections by “http://” changing to “https://” on and by the lock symbol at the end of your browser’s address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Access, restriction of processing & erasure
Under applicable law, you have the right to obtain information about your stored personal data and its source, recipients and processing purposes and, if applicable, the right to rectification, restriction of processing or erasure of this data. For this and other questions concerning personal data, you may contact us at any time at the address specified in the imprint.
Objection to marketing emails
We object to the use of the contact details published under imprint obligations to send us non-explicitly requested marketing and information material. The operators of this website expressly reserve legal action against unsolicited marketing information, e.g. sent via spam emails.
II. Data collection on our website
These web pages may use so-called cookies. Cookies will not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies merely serve to make our online presence more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files saved on your computer and by your browser.
You may configure your browser to inform you when cookies are saved, only permit cookies in certain cases, disable cookies in specific cases or overall and to automatically erase cookies when you close your browser. However, disabling cookies may limit the functionality of our website.
Most cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies” that are automatically erased after your visit. Other cookies will remain stored on your device until you erase them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser during your next visit.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files transmitted to us automatically by your browser. This includes:
• Browser type and browser version
• Operating system used
• Referrer URL
• Hostname of the accessing computer
• Time of server request
• IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to verify this data in case of specific indications of unlawful use. This data is collected on the basis of Article 6(1) Letter f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in technically faultless and optimal website presentation—which requires the use of server log files.
If you submit requests to us via our contact form, the data you enter, including your contact details, will be stored by us to process your request and for follow-up questions. We will not disclose this data without your consent.
Data entered on the contact form will only be processed on the basis of your consent (Article 6(1) Letter a GDPR). You may withdraw this consent at any time. An informal email to us will suffice. Withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
Data you entered on our contact form will be stored by us until you request its erasure, or withdraw your consent to its storage or the storage purpose ceases to apply (e.g. after your inquiry has been fully processed). Legal obligations—especially storage periods—will remain unaffected.
III. Third-party modules and analysis tools
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies,” i.e. small text files saved on your computer that enable your use of our website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website will normally be transmitted to and stored at a Google server in the US.
You may disable cookies through your browser settings; however, please note that this may prevent you from using every function of this website to its full extent. Furthermore, you may prevent the collection and processing of data generated by the cookie on your use of our website (incl. your IP address) by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en