We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and handle it in accordance with statutory data protection rules as well as this privacy statement. In general, it is possible to use our website without providing any personal data. Where personal data (such as names, addresses or email addresses) is collected on our website, this is done on a voluntary basis wherever possible. This data is not passed on to third parties without your express permission. Please note that data transmitted over the Internet (e.g. in email correspondence) may be affected by gaps in security. Total protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Notice regarding responsible entity
The entity responsible for data processing on this website is:
Unter dem Hofe 5
58099 Hagen, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 2331 - 6245 0
The responsible body is the natural or legal person which, alone or with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses or suchlike).
Reach measurement & cookies
Cookie deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
Cookie deactivation page for the US website: http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/
Cookie deactivation page for the European website: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
Common browsers can be configured to reject cookies. Note: If you configure your browser in this way, we cannot guarantee unrestricted access to this website’s full functionality. Collection and processing of personal data: the website operator records, uses and passes on your personal data only if this is permitted by law or if you consent to data collection. Personal data is any information that can be used to identify you and that can be traced back to you – such as your name, email address and telephone number. You can visit this website without providing personal data, although we store (non-personal) access data regarding your visit to this website in order to improve our online services. This data includes, for example, the file you requested or the name of your Internet service provider. The data is anonymised and therefore cannot be used to identify you.
Right of access
The links below provide further information on the use of data by Google Inc.:
- https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners?hl=de (data collected by Google partners)
- https://adssettings.google.de/authenticated (settings relating to advertising shown to you)
The website operator offers you a newsletter in which it informs you of current events and offers. To subscribe to the newsletter, you must provide a valid email address. By subscribing to the newsletter, you consent to receiving the newsletter and to the procedures outlined there. The newsletter is distributed by EuroTec GmbH. Withdrawal of consent and cancellation: you can withdraw your consent to receiving the newsletter, and therefore cancel the newsletter subscription, at any time. Once your subscription is cancelled, your personal data will be deleted, at which point your consent to the sending of the newsletter is also terminated. You will find the cancellation link at the end of each newsletter.
Use of social media
We, the website operator or website provider, collect data regarding visits to the website and save this on the website’s server in the form of “server log files” on the basis of our legitimate interest (see Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR). The following data is logged:
- website visited
- time of visit
- quantity of data sent in bytes
- source/link from which you arrived at the site
- browser used
- operating system used
- IP address used
The server log files are stored for a maximum of seven days and then deleted. The data is stored for security reasons, such as to allow the investigation of cases of misuse. If data must be kept as evidence, it is excluded from deletion until the incident has been fully resolved.
In view of our legitimate interest in the analysis, optimisation and operation of our online services (within the meaning of Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR), this website uses the Facebook social plugin operated by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). The integration of this plugin can be identified by the presence of the Facebook logo or the terms “Like” or “Share” in the Facebook colours (blue and white). Information on all Facebook plugins is available via the following link: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
Facebook Inc. complies with European data protection law and is certified under the Privacy Shield framework: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active. The plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and Facebook’s servers. The website operator has no influence on the nature and scope of data that the plugin sends to the servers of Facebook Inc. Visit the following link for further information: https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084
The plugin informs Facebook Inc. that you have visited this website as a user. Your IP address may be saved in the process. If you are logged into your Facebook account during your visit to this website, the above information will be linked to your account. If you use the functions of the plugin, for example by sharing or liking an article, the corresponding information will also be sent to Facebook Inc. If you wish to prevent Facebook Inc. from linking this data with your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook and delete the stored cookies before visiting this website. You can configure other aspects of data processing for advertising purposes or object to the use of your data for advertising purposes via your Facebook profile. You can find the appropriate settings here:
- Profile settings on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen
- Cookie deactivation page for the US website: http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/
- Cookie deactivation page for the European website: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
Facebook’s Data Policy contains information about the nature, purpose and extent of data that Facebook collects, uses and processes and about the rights and settings options you have at your disposal in order to protect your privacy. You can find Facebook’s Data Policy here: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
Rights of the user
As a user, you have the right to obtain information, on request, about the personal data that is stored about you free of charge. You also have the right to request the rectification of incorrect data and the deletion, or restriction of processing, of your personal data. Where applicable, you can also assert your right to data portability. If you believe that your data has been processed unlawfully, you can lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
Deletion of data
You have the right to request the deletion of your data, provided that your request does not conflict with a legal obligation to continue storing the data (e.g. data retention). Data stored by us will be deleted if it is no longer needed for its intended purpose and no statutory retention periods apply. If deletion is not possible because the data is needed for permissible legal purposes, the data’s processing will be restricted. In this case, access to the data will be blocked and the data will not be processed for other purposes.
Right to object
Users of this website can object to the processing of their personal data at any time and in doing so exercise their right to object.