Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy

1. An overview of data pro­tec­tion


The fol­low­ing gives a sim­ple overview of what hap­pens to your per­son­al infor­ma­tion when you vis­it our web­site. Per­son­al infor­ma­tion is any data with which you could be per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fied. Detailed infor­ma­tion on the sub­ject of data pro­tec­tion can be found in our pri­va­cy pol­i­cy found below.

Data col­lec­tion on our web­site

Who is respon­si­ble for the data col­lec­tion on this web­site?

The data col­lect­ed on this web­site are processed by the web­site oper­a­tor. The operator’s con­tact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.

How do we col­lect your data?

Some data are col­lect­ed when you pro­vide it to us. This could, for exam­ple, be data you enter on a con­tact form.

Oth­er data are col­lect­ed auto­mat­i­cal­ly by our IT sys­tems when you vis­it the web­site. These data are pri­mar­i­ly tech­ni­cal data such as the brows­er and oper­at­ing sys­tem you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are col­lect­ed auto­mat­i­cal­ly as soon as you enter our web­site.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is col­lect­ed to ensure the prop­er func­tion­ing of the web­site. Oth­er data can be used to ana­lyze how vis­i­tors use the site.

What rights do you have regard­ing your data?

You always have the right to request infor­ma­tion about your stored data, its ori­gin, its recip­i­ents, and the pur­pose of its col­lec­tion at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be cor­rect­ed, blocked, or delet­ed. You can con­tact us at any time using the address giv­en in the legal notice if you have fur­ther ques­tions about the issue of pri­va­cy and data pro­tec­tion. You may also, of course, file a com­plaint with the com­pe­tent reg­u­la­to­ry author­i­ties.

Ana­lyt­ics and third-par­ty tools

When vis­it­ing our web­site, sta­tis­ti­cal analy­ses may be made of your surf­ing behav­ior. This hap­pens pri­mar­i­ly using cook­ies and ana­lyt­ics. The analy­sis of your surf­ing behav­ior is usu­al­ly anony­mous, i.e. we will not be able to iden­ti­fy you from this data. 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 below about how to exer­cise your options in this regard.

2. Gen­er­al infor­ma­tion and manda­to­ry infor­ma­tion

Data pro­tec­tion

The oper­a­tors of this web­site take the pro­tec­tion of your per­son­al data very seri­ous­ly. We treat your per­son­al data as con­fi­den­tial and in accor­dance with the statu­to­ry data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions and this pri­va­cy pol­i­cy.

If you use this web­site, var­i­ous pieces of per­son­al data will be col­lect­ed. Per­son­al infor­ma­tion is any data with which you could be per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fied. 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 your data from third-par­ty access is not pos­si­ble.

Notice con­cern­ing the par­ty respon­si­ble for this web­site

The par­ty respon­si­ble for pro­cess­ing data on this web­site is:

Wieden­hofer Straße 19
42719 Solin­gen

Tele­phone: +49 212–314036

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

Revo­ca­tion of your con­sent to the pro­cess­ing of your data

Many data pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions are only pos­si­ble with your express con­sent. You may revoke your con­sent at any time with future effect. An infor­mal email mak­ing this request is suf­fi­cient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legal­ly processed.

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 about 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.

3. Data col­lec­tion on our web­site


Some of our web pages use cook­ies. Cook­ies do not harm your com­put­er and do not con­tain any virus­es. Cook­ies help make our web­site more user-friend­ly, effi­cient, 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 para­graph 1, let­ter f of DSGVO. The web­site oper­a­tor has a legit­i­mate inter­est in the stor­age of cook­ies to ensure an opti­mized ser­vice pro­vid­ed free of tech­ni­cal errors. If oth­er cook­ies (such as those used to ana­lyze your surf­ing behav­ior) 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

These data will not be com­bined with data from oth­er sources.

The basis for data pro­cess­ing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the pro­cess­ing of data to ful­fill 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 onto the con­tact form only with your con­sent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your con­sent at any time. An infor­mal email mak­ing this request is suf­fi­cient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legal­ly processed.

We will retain the data you pro­vide on the con­tact form until you request its dele­tion, revoke your con­sent for its stor­age, or the pur­pose for its stor­age no longer per­tains (e.g. after ful­fill­ing your request). Any manda­to­ry statu­to­ry pro­vi­sions, espe­cial­ly those regard­ing manda­to­ry data reten­tion peri­ods, remain unaf­fect­ed by this pro­vi­sion.

4. Ana­lyt­ics and adver­tis­ing

Mato­mo (for­mer­ly Piwik)

This web­site uses the open source web ana­lyt­ics ser­vice Mato­mo. Mato­mo uses so-called “cook­ies”. These are text files that are stored on your com­put­er and that allow an analy­sis of the use of the web­site by you. For this pur­pose, the infor­ma­tion gen­er­at­ed by the cook­ie about the use of this web­site is stored on our serv­er. The IP address is anonymized before it is stored.

Mato­mo cook­ies remain on your device until you delete them.

The stor­age of Mato­mo cook­ies is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The web­site oper­a­tor has a legit­i­mate inter­est in ana­lyz­ing user behav­ior in order to opti­mize both its web­site and its adver­tis­ing.

The infor­ma­tion gen­er­at­ed by the cook­ies about your use of this web­site will not be dis­closed to third par­ties. You can pre­vent these cook­ies being stored by select­ing the appro­pri­ate set­tings in your brows­er. How­ev­er, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full func­tion­al­i­ty of this web­site.

If you do not agree with the stor­age and use of your data, you can dis­able this fea­ture here. In this case, an opt-out cook­ie will be stored in your brows­er to pre­vent Mato­mo from stor­ing your usage data. If you delete your cook­ies, this will mean that the opt-out cook­ie will also be delet­ed. You will then need to reac­ti­vate it when you return to our site if you wish your activ­i­ty not to be tracked.

5. Plu­g­ins and tools


Our web­site uses fea­tures pro­vid­ed by the Vimeo video por­tal. This ser­vice is pro­vid­ed by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

If you vis­it one of our pages fea­tur­ing a Vimeo plu­g­in, a con­nec­tion to the Vimeo servers is estab­lished. Here the Vimeo serv­er is informed about which of our pages you have vis­it­ed. In addi­tion, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo when you vis­it our web­site or do not have a Vimeo account. The infor­ma­tion is trans­mit­ted to a Vimeo serv­er in the US, where it is stored.

If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, Vimeo allows you to asso­ciate your brows­ing behav­ior direct­ly with your per­son­al pro­file. You can pre­vent this by log­ging out of your Vimeo account.

For more infor­ma­tion on how to han­dle user data, please refer to the Vimeo Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy at