The following contains some information about our Data Protection Statement. You'll find information regarding the collection and use of personal data from users of the our website here. We comply with the data protection laws of Germany. You can access the statement on our website at any time.
We expressly advise that the transfer of data over the Internet (such as in e-mail communications) is subject to security vulnerabilities, and full protection against unauthorized access by third parties cannot be ensured.
We expressly do not wish our contact details as set out in the Site Notice section of our website to be used for commercial promotion purposes, unless we have given our prior written consent, or a business relationship already exists between us. The provider and all persons named on this website hereby refuse consent to the use and distribution of their data for any commercial purpose.
You can visit our website without entering any personal data. Where personal data (such as name, postal address or e-mail address) is collected on our website, it is done as far as possible on a voluntary basis. The data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. If you and we are entering into a contract relationship, or where the provisions of any such contract are to be reworded or amended, or if you submit an inquiry to us, we will collect and use personal data from you to the extent necessary for the aforesaid purposes (inventory data). We will collect, process and use personal data as necessary to enable you to utilize our online offering (usage data). All personal data will only be stored as long as is necessary for the aforesaid purpose (processing of your inquiry or execution of a contract). This will be in compliance with statutory keeping periods required by tax and commercial law. On instruction from the competent agencies, we may in individual cases disclose information regarding this data (inventory data) where necessary for the purposes of criminal prosecution, to avoid danger, to comply with the statutory duties imposed by state security or military defense authorities, or to exercise intellectual property rights.
On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us, either by email and/or by using a contact form. In such event, information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.
Data Protection Statement for the Google Analytics web analytics service
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called 'cookies' – text files which are stored on your computer and permit analysis of how you use the website. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is normally transmitted to a server at Google in the USA, where it is stored. We have enabled IP anonymization. Consequently, when you are using this website in member-states of the European Union or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, Google will abbreviate your IP address prior to transmitting it as stated above. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operators of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities, and to render other services to the website operators linked to use of the website and of the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the course of Google Analytics procedures will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent storing of cookies by a setting in your browser program. We should advise, however, that if you do so you might not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. You can also prevent recording of your site usage data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie by Google, and processing of the said data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available behind the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Right of disclosure
You have the right to request disclosure of the personal data collected about you at any time, such disclosure to be made promptly and free of charge. You have the right at any time to revoke your consent to the use of your personal data in future. To request disclosure, please contact the website provider using the contact information listed in the Site Notice section.
Use of Google Remarketing
Use of the web analysis service PIWIK
Use of Google-Adwords
For purposes of promotion, our website also employs the Google ad tool "Google-Adwords". As part of this, our website employs the analysis service "Conversion-Tracking" from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google“. If you access our site by way of a Google ad, a cookie is placed on your computer. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores to your computer. These so-called "conversion cookies" cease to be active after 30 days and are not used to identify you personally. If you visit certain pages of our website while the cookie is still active, we and Google know that you, as user, have clicked on ads placed on Google and were redirected to our site. Google uses the information obtained through "conversion cookies" to compile statistics for our website. These statistics tell us the total number of users who have clicked on our ad as well as which pages of our site were then accessed by each user. However, neither we nor other advertisers who use "Google-Adwords" receive any kind of information that can be used to personally identify users. You can prevent the installation of "conversion cookies" by making the appropriate change to your browser settings, for example by setting your browser so that the automatic placement of cookies is deactivated or by blocking cookies from the domain "googleadservices.com“.
Publication of vacancy announcements/job applications
We electronically collect and process your application data for the purpose of completing the application process. If your application results in the conclusion of an employment contract, the data collected from you may be stored in your personnel file for purposes of normal organizational and administrative processes in compliance with appropriate legal requirements.
Upon rejection of your application, data you have provided is automatically deleted two months after notification of rejection. This does not apply in such instances where, due to legal requirements (such as the burden of proof obligation stipulated in the Equal Treatment Act) a longer storage period is necessitated or when you expressly agreed to have your data stored for a longer period in our database of prospective applicants.
On the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act, you may contact us at no cost if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data.
(source: Specimen Data Protection Statement from Weiss & Partner attorneys)