Privacy policy
1. Privacy at a Glance
General Information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data that identifies you personally. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy listed under this text.

Data collection on our website.
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Its contact details can be found in the imprint of this website.

How do we collect your data?
Your personal information is collected by us. For example, this may be data that is entered into a contact form. Other data is collected automatically when visiting the website by our IT systems. For the most part it involves technical data (for example Internet browser, operating system or time of the page request). The data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your information for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the website can be provided free of errors. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to obtain information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data, free of charge and at any time. You also have a right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose and for further questions about data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. Furthermore, you have a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.

Analysis tools and third-party tools
When visiting our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This happens mainly by means of cookies and so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous, surfing behaviour can not be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy. You can object to this analysis. We will inform you about the possibilities of objection in this privacy policy.

2. General notes and mandatory information Data protection
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy. If you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal data is data that identifies you personally. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens. Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.

Notice concerning the responsible authority for this website
The responsible data processing authority on this website is:

Andreas Schulte-Beckmann
phone: +49 (1511) 8178952
email: Email to the data protection officer

The responsible authority is the natural or legal person who, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (such as names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke existing consent at any time. An informal message by email to us is sufficient. However, the legality of the data processing carried out before any such revocation remains unaffected by the said revocation.

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the case of violations of data protection law, the person affected has the right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for data protection issues is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found under the following link:

Right of data portability
You have the right to demand to have data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent, or in fulfilment of a contract, delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you demand a direct transmission of data to a third party, this will happen if it is technically possible.

SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge, regarding any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

Opposition to promotional Emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

3. Data Protection Officer
Statutory data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Andreas Schulte-Beckmann
phone: +49 (1511) 8178952
email: Email to the data protection officer

4. Data collection on our website "Cookies"
In part, the internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective 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 after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site. You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website. Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure that an optimized service, free of technical errors, is provided. If other cookies (such as those used to analyse your surfing behaviour) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files".
These are:
  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address
This data will not be combined with data from other sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

Contact form
Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission. We will, therefore, process any data you enter into the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal message by email to us is sufficient. However, the legality of the data processing carried out before any such revocation remains unaffected by the said revocation. We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or there is no longer a purpose for its storage (e.g. when processing your request has been completed). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

Publication of job advertisements / online job applications
Your application data will be electronically collected and processed by us for the purpose of the application process. If your application is followed by a contract of employment, your transmitted data can be stored by us in your personal file for the purpose of the usual organizational and administrative process in full compliance with the relevant legal provisions. Data transmitted by you will be deleted automatically after two months should your job application be rejected. This does not apply if, longer storage is necessary due to legal requirements (for example, the burden of proof according to the General Equal Treatment Act) or if you have expressly consented to longer storage in our prospect database.

Data transfer at the conclusion of the contract for services and digital content
We only transfer personal data to third parties if this is necessary within the scope of the contract, for example to the bank responsible for processing the payment. Further transmission of data does not take place or only if you have expressly consented to the transmission. Transfer of your data to third parties without explicit consent, such as for advertising purposes, does not occur. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or pre-contractual measures.