It is important to us to protect your personal data during collection, processing and use when you visit our website.
1 Collection and processing of (personal) data
1.1 Logging of non-personal data
You may visit our website without registering or providing information about yourself. Each time a user accesses our website or when a file is called, data about this process is automatically collected and stored in a log file. In detail, the following data record is stored for each retrieval:
Name of the retrieved file;
- Date and time of retrieval;
- Transferred data volume;
- Notification whether retrieval was successful;
- Description of the type of web browser used;
- Requesting domain.
IP addresses are not registered completely but shortened before they are stored. Therefore, tracking to a certain computer is not possible. Storage only serves internal system-related and statistical purposes. We use this information to improve our website continuously, to update it and, consequently, to increase its attractiveness.
We do not combine logged data with other data sources, in particular data allowing identification of a certain person.
1.2 Collection of personal data
Personal data, such as your name, your address, phone number or e-mail address will not be collected unless you provide this information voluntarily, e.g. as part of your desired registration, a survey, a prize draw, to execute a contract or when you request information.
We inform you that there may be security gabs when transmitting data over the internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail). Complete protection of your data against access by third parties is not possible.
1.3 Use of personal data
Insofar as you have provided your personal data to us, we only use it for technical administration of our websites and to fulfil your wishes and meet your requirements, in particular to execute the contract concluded with you and to answer your request.
If you send us inquiries using our contact form, we will store the information you specified in the contact form, including contact details you provided, to process the request and for any related future questions.
We will not forward, sell or otherwise transfer your personal data to third parties, unless
- it should be necessary in order to execute the contract. For example, it may be required to forward your address and purchase order to our suppliers when you order products;
- this might be necessary for invoicing purposes;
- you have explicitly consented to the disclosure of your data.
You are entitled to withdraw such content any time with future effect. Your personal data will be deleted and/or blocked
- if you withdraw your consent to storage of your data;
- if knowledge of this data to fulfil the purpose intended with storage of this data is not longer necessary or storage of this data is prohibited for any other legal reasons.
2 Cookies and web analytics tools
Most cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted when you close the website. Other cookies are stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser when you visit our website the next time.
If you do not want us to recognize information about your computer, please configure your Internet browser to delete cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or warn you before a cookie is stored. Probably, you will not be able to access all functions of our website in this case.
If you leave our website by clicking on a link or banner ad and thus open a third-party website, it might be that cookies are also set by the addressees of the clicked landing page. We are not legally responsible for these cookies. Please refer to the relevant privacy policies to learn about the use of such cookies and the information stored in them by our advertising partners.
2.2 Google Analytics
You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:
Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).
2.3 Google Maps
This website uses the map service Google Maps via API. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use the functions of Google Maps storage of your IP address is required. This information will usually be transferred to, and stored on, a server in the USA. The provider of this website has no influence on this data transmission.
2.4 Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking
This site uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).
As part of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking. When you click an ad delivered by Google, a cookie for conversion tracking is stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the user’s browser. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification of the user. Should the user visit certain pages of the website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the website can tell that the user clicked on the ad and proceeded to that page.
Each Google AdWords advertiser has a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked using the website of an Adwords advertiser. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for the Adwords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. The Adwords advertisers can find out the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and were directed to the page with a conversion tracking tag. The advertisers do not, however, obtain any information that can be used to identify users personally. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can refuse by simply deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie via your internet browser settings. In doing so, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.
2.5 Demographic Data Collection by Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from Google’s interest-based advertising as well as visitor data from third-party providers. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account, or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Refusal of data collection.”
3 Tools, active contents
Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated website YouTube. The provider of the website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our websites with an embedded YouTube-plugin, a connection to YouTube servers will be established. Information about which of our websites you have visited will then be transmitted to the YouTube server.
If you are logged on to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing behaviour with your personal profile. You may prevent this by logging out of YouTube.
4 Social Media
4.1 Facebook plugins (like-button)
Our websites integrate plug-ins from the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognise these plugins by the Facebook logo or the Like-Button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, please see: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not wish Facebook to associate your visit of our websites to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
Our websites integrate services of Google+. The provider of these services is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and forwarding of Information: By using the Google+ button you may publish information worldwide. Via the Google+ button you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores the information that you have voted +1 for content, as well as information about the website that you were visiting when you clicked the +1 button. Your +1 votes may be published or displayed as notices, together with your profile name and your picture at Google services, such as search results, your Google profile or at other places on websites.
Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. To be able to use the Google+ button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile which must contain at least the user name chosen for this profile. This name will be used for all Google services. In some cases this name may be replaced by another name which you have used when sharing contents via your Google account. Your Google account ID can be displayed to users who know your email address or possess any other information identifying you.
Use of collected information: Besides the above mentioned designated purposes, the details provided by you are treated according to current Google data protection regulations. Google may publish summarised statistics about +1 activities of users or pass those statistics on to users and contractual partners like publishers, advertisers or linked websites, respectively.
Our website uses functions of the network LinkedIn. The provider of LinkedIn is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time you access one of our websites which contains LinkedIn functions, a connection to the servers of LinkedIn is established. LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited our websites with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn recommend button while logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can associate your visit to our websites with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of these websites, do not obtain knowledge about the content of transmitted data as well as their use by LinkedIn.
Our website uses functions of the network XING. The provider of these functions is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg. With each access of one of our websites that contains the XING functions, a connection to XING servers will be established. To our knowlege, no storage of personal data will occur. In particular, XING neither stores IP addresses nor evaluates user behaviour.
5 Information, deletion, blocking
You are entitled any time to request free-of-charge information about your stored personal data, its origin and addressees and the purpose of data processing. You are entitled to correct inaccurate data and to delete data that is not longer required for further use or the use of which you no longer consent to (instead of deletion, data may be blocked if storage is legally required).
6 Use for advertising purposes and right of objection
6.1 Newsletter (Newsletter2Go)
If you want to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we need your email address and information which allows us to check that you are the owner of the email address specified and that you agree with receiving this newsletter.
To make sure that you want to receive the newsletter, we use the double opt-in procedure. This means the potential receiver is added to the mailing list. Then he/she receives a confirmation email to legally watertight confirm his/her subscription. Only after having received the confirmation is the address activated on the mailing list.
We only use this data for sending the requested information and offers.
The newsletter software used is Newsletter2Go. Your data is transmitted to Newsletter2Go GmbH. Newsletter2Go may not sell your data or use it for other purposes than for sending newsletters. Newsletter2Go is a German, certified service provider having been selected according to the requirements of the German Data Protection Act.
You will find further information at https://www.newsletter2go.de/informationen-newsletter-empfaenger/
You may withdraw your consent to storage of data and email address and their use for sending the newsletter any time, for example by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link included in the newsletter.
All data protection measures are subject to technical renewals. Therefore, we ask you to regularly check this privacy notice to learn about our data protection measures.
6.2 Contact form
If you send enquiries to us via the contact form, your data entered into the contact form, including the stated contact information, are stored for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry and in case of additional enquiries. Those data will not be passed on without your permission.
6.3 Other advertising
Without your consent, we only use your personal to the legally permissible extent, i.e. for sending advertising by mail. We will not use your e-mail address, fax and phone numbers for advertising purposes without your explicit consent.
You may any time object against the use of your data for advertising purposes. You will then no longer receive advertising by us.
For inquiries regarding protection of your personal data, to execute your rights mentioned in paragraph 5) or to withdraw a consent according to paragraph 6) or to object against use of your data for advertising means, please contact:
Ferdinand Schad KG
Tel.: +49 7463 980-0
Fax: +49 7463 980-200
Dr. Marcus Müller
Dr. Rainer Müller