General information and legal bases
The following declaration informs you about what kind of personal data is collected for what purpose on this website by us as the responsible body and to what extent this data is made available to third parties.
Phone: +49 5251 150-300
Fax: +49 5251 150-311
CEO: Ulrich Mettenmeier
Register court: Amtsgericht Paderborn
Register number: B1114
Legally prescribed Data Protection Officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
33106 Paderborn, Germany
Phone: +49 5251 877 888-303
Legal Processing Principles
The processing of personal data requires a legal basis which we would like to present to you in the following.
When processing personal data for which we obtain the consent of the data subject, Article 6 (1) (a) of the EU Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis.
Article 6 (1) (b) DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party. This also includes processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.
Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. c DSGVO serves as the legal basis.
If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the person concerned do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing. The legitimate interest of our company lies in the performance of our business activities as well as in the analysis, optimisation and maintenance of the security of our online services.
Log files / Hosting
The server statistics automatically store data that the browser transmits to us in the context of our legitimate interest in analysis and for security reasons (so-called “logfiles”).
These are in detail the following data:
- Language and version of the browser software
- Operating system used and its user interface
- Referrer URL (the previously visited page)
- Hostname of the accessing computer (IP address)
- Date and time of the server request
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Contents of the request (concrete page)
- Transmitted data volume
- Access status/ HTTP- Status code.
As a rule, we cannot assign this data to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. The data will also be deleted after a statistical evaluation within 7 days. Data, the further storage of which is necessary for evidence purposes, is excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.
We make use of hosting services. These serve the provision of infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services and technical maintenance services to maintain the operation of this online service.
Here we, or our hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors to this online service on the basis of our legitimate interests in the efficient and secure provision of this online service.
The personal data provided by you for contractual purposes, such as name, address or e-mail address, for example when requesting an offer, are only used internally to answer your enquiries, process your orders or provide you with access to certain contractual information.
Contact / application data
When you contact us by e-mail or via the contact form, your details will be stored by us in order to answer your questions.
A transfer to third parties does not take place in principle, unless applicable data protection regulations justify a transfer or we are legally obliged to do so. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In the event of revocation, your data will be deleted immediately, unless there is a legal exception for further processing. Your data will otherwise be deleted once we have processed your request or the purpose of storage has ceased to apply and there are no other conflicting legal exceptions. You can inform yourself at any time about the data stored about your person.
You can also apply to us via our contact form. The data entered will be processed and used exclusively for the purpose of selecting applicants. With your application, you agree that you will be contacted and informed in writing and/or by telephone as part of the application process. Please note that your data will not be stored anonymously, but will be accessible to our personnel department and the positions relevant to the position to be filled. We would like to evaluate all applicants only according to their qualifications, irrespective of race, ethnic origin, gender, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual identity. We therefore ask you to refrain from including such information in your application as far as possible. You can change or delete your application at any time and revoke your consent. Please contact our team for this.
Data of event participants
You can also use our contact form to register with us for events. The data entered will be processed and used exclusively for the purpose of carrying out the event. With your registration you agree that you will be contacted and informed in writing and/or by telephone within the scope of the event. Please note that your data will not be stored anonymously, but will be accessible to our marketing department and the divisions involved in the event. You can have your data changed or deleted at any time and revoke your consent. Please contact our team for this purpose.
Of course, you can also use our website without accepting cookies. You can also configure your browser settings according to your wishes and refuse to accept third party cookies or all cookies, for example, or delete cookies that have already been saved. If you do not accept cookies, please note that in this case our offer may not function correctly under certain circumstances.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we require a valid e-mail address from you, which allows us to check that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided or that the owner agrees to receive the newsletter.
After providing your e-mail address, we will send you a confirmation e-mail to the address provided, in which we will ask you to confirm that you wish the newsletter to be sent. If you do not confirm this within 24 hours, your data relating to the newsletter dispatch will be deleted automatically. If you confirm your wish to receive the newsletter, we will store your e-mail address until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. We send newsletters only with your consent or a legal permission.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of data, e-mail address and their use to send the newsletter at any time. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. If users have only subscribed to the newsletter and cancelled their subscription, their personal data will be deleted.
Use of the dispatch service provider “CleverReach”
We send our newsletters via “CleverReach”, a platform for sending newsletters from the German provider CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstraße 43, 26180 Rastede, Germany.
CleverReach stores the e-mail addresses of newsletter subscribers on servers in Germany. On our behalf, CleverReach uses this data for sending and evaluating newsletters. We trust that CleverReach will administer the address data provided by us securely, will not use it for its own advertising and will not pass it on to third parties. You can read more about data protection at Cleverreach here.
Our website offers a login option. The personal data entered as part of the login will be transmitted to the person responsible for processing. The data is stored exclusively for the purpose of internal use by us.
When logging in, the IP address of the user and the date and time of the login are stored. This serves to prevent misuse of the services. The data will not be passed on to third parties. An exception exists if there is a legal obligation to pass on the data.
The registration of the data is necessary for the provision of contents or services. Registered persons have the possibility to delete or modify the stored data at any time. The person concerned receives information about the personal data stored about him at any time.
Passing on the data to third parties
We pass on data to third parties if this is necessary to fulfil the contract and/or we are legally obliged and/or entitled to do so in individual cases.
To some extent, we make use of the services of external service providers within the framework of our legitimate interests with regard to the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of the online offer. This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the user, since they could not send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. Third party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. Pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may also contain technical information similar to logfiles. In the following we list our service providers for you.
If your data is to be used for other purposes, we will inform you beforehand and use the data only if you have expressly given your consent.
Service provider “Google”
We use the services of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, (“Google”) as part of our legitimate interests in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online services.
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law. more
This website uses Google Analytics as a web analysis service. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
We would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()” and therefore IP addresses of Google in member states within the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area are shortened before transmission in order to exclude a direct personal reference. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Google may object to the collection and storage of data by the respective terminal device at any time with effect for the future in connection with the use of this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
You can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on the following link. An Opt-Out-Cookie is set, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website with this terminal: Deactivate Google Analytics.
Attention: If you delete your cookies, the deactivation cookie will also be deleted and you will have to file it again.
This website owns content from Google Maps. By visiting the website, the third party provider receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data automatically sent via your browser, such as your IP address, is transmitted to Google Maps in the USA and stored there. The provider may store this data as usage profiles and use it for advertising and market research purposes. If you are logged into Google at the same time, this data is directly assigned to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile, you must log out before activating the button. By using this website, you consent to the collection, processing and use of the data automatically collected and entered by you by Google, one of its agents or third parties. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Google.
We use the provider YouTube, a service of Google, to integrate videos.
YouTube cookies provide us with statistical values for the retrieval of individual videos embedded in the website without reference to the respective user. YouTube’s embedded videos are used within the scope of permitted use by YouTube, which all users must accept. If you see any copyright infringement, please report this directly to YouTube. We use embedded YouTube videos in advanced privacy mode. This means that YouTube does not store cookies for a user who displays a website with an embedded YouTube video player, but does not click on the video to start playback. If you click on the YouTube video player, YouTube may be able to store cookies on the user’s computer. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the sites, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Youtube.
Further information on YouTube’s official data protection policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and at https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?hl=de.
We integrate the fonts (“Google Fonts”) of the provider Google. The integration of these web fonts takes place via a server call, usually a Google server in the USA. This means that the server is informed which of our Internet pages you have visited. The IP address of the browser of the terminal device of the visitor to these Internet pages is also stored by Google.
A privacy statement for further information can be found at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
In order to ensure sufficient data security during the transmission of forms, we use the service reCAPTCHA of the company Google. This serves primarily to determine whether the input is made by a natural person or by machine and automated processing. The service includes the transmission of the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service. For this the deviating data protection regulations of Google apply.
Further information on data protection at Google. can be found at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
As part of our legitimate interests in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online services, we use the services of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”).
Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law. more
Facebook Social Plugins
Our website uses social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) from Facebook. The plug-ins are marked with a Facebook logo (white “f” on a blue tile, the terms “like”, “like” or a “thumbs up” sign) or the addition “Facebook Social Plug-In”. If you visit a website on our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser will establish a direct connection with Facebook’s servers.
The content of the plug-in is transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser, which integrates it into the website. This means that personal information, such as your IP address, URL, date and time and other browser-related information, is transmitted to Facebook and stored in the USA. According to Facebook, only an anonymous IP is collected in Germany.
If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to your Facebook account. When you interact with the plug-ins, for example, by clicking the “Like” button or posting a comment, your browser sends the relevant information directly to Facebook, where it is stored and, depending on your Facebook settings, communicated to your Facebook contacts. If you do not wish this, please log out of your Facebook account (before pressing the opt-in button).
We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or its use by Facebook. You can prevent the installation of these cookies by setting your Internet browser accordingly, by specifying there that all cookies are rejected by third parties; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.
The purpose and extent of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your related rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in Facebook’s data protection information at http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/, and especially for social plug-ins from Facebook at https://de-de.facebook.com/help/443483272359009/.
You can also change your privacy settings on Facebook in your account settings.
On our pages, functions of the Twitter service are integrated. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter”). Twitter adheres to the principles of the EU-US Privacy Shield (more) and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield with respect to the collection, use, transmission and storage of personal data from the European Union and Switzerland according to its own specifications.
When you visit a website on our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Twitter servers.
By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter. If you do not wish this, please log out of your Twitter account (before pressing the opt-in button).
We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. You can prevent the installation of these cookies by setting your Internet browser accordingly, by specifying there that all cookies are rejected by third parties; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.
Further information can be found here.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings under http://twitter.com/account/settings.
This website uses the “Pin it” button of the social media network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest, Inc., 808 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Pinterest”).
If you visit a website of our Internet presence that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Pinterest.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Pinterest as well as your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in Pinterest’s data protection information under https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.
Please refer to Issuu’s data protection information at http://issuu.com/legal/privacy for the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Issuu, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy.
Rights of the person concerned
You have the right to obtain information about the personal data we have stored about you. According to the legal regulations you also have a right to correction of incorrect data, blocking, data transferability and deletion of your personal data. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Data protection”.
You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data violates the statutory provisions.
If you have given your consent, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. This does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until revoked.
You can object to the future processing of your personal data at any time in accordance with the legal requirements. The objection can be made in particular against the processing for purposes of direct marketing.
Storage period for personal data
We store personal data for the duration of the respective legal retention period or as long as the purpose of the collection exists. After expiry of the retention period, data will be routinely deleted unless it is necessary to initiate or fulfil a contract. If the user’s data are not deleted because they are required for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing will be restricted as far as possible. Accordingly, the data will be blocked as far as possible and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to user data which must be stored for commercial or tax reasons.
We make every effort to process your personal data by seizing all technical and organisational possibilities in such a way that the provisions of the data protection laws are complied with and in order to protect this data. Our website or communication with us via our website is encrypted using HTTPS.