Thank you for your interest in our website. We can assure you that the security of your data is very important to us and that we process your data in accordance with current data protection rules. The following information is a simple overview of what is happening with your personal data when you visit our website.
Content manager with responsibility for data processing on this website is:
With regard to the processing of your personal data, you have these rights:
DISCLOSURE, BLOCKING, DELETION
Based on existing legislation, you have the right, at any time, and without charge, to be informed about your personal data stored with us, its origin, its recipient and the purpose of processing it.
In addition, you are entitled to have your data rectified, blocked from further processing or erased.
REVOCATION OF YOUR DATA PROCESSING CONSENT
For most data processing operations on our website, your express consent is needed. You can revoke a previously granted consent at any time. The lawfulness of the data processing operations up to the point of revocation remains unaffected by your revocation.
RIGHT TO DATA PORTABILITY
You are entitled to have us send your data, which we store and process automatically, to you or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you want us to transmit this data to a third party/other responsible person, we will comply with this request as long as it is submitted in writing and the data transmission is technically feasible for us.
RIGHT OF APPEAL AT A COMPETENT SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY
If you suspect that we are violating data protection law, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. An up-to-date list of the Data Protection Commissioners and their contact data can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
If you have questions concerning this matter or your personal data, you can contact the content manager anytime at the address given above.
Protection of your Data
THERE IS NO 100% PROTECTION
Data transmission over the Internet has the potential to be exposed to security gaps. We are committed to protecting your data. We employ state of the art technology to safeguard against unauthorized access and disclosure to third parties, to the greatest extent possible.
One of these protective measures which we use for our website, is TLS encryption (also known under the old name SSL). It protects your data against access by third parties during transmission. In your browser address bar, “https://” in the address and a lock symbol indicate active encryption.
SECURITY MONITORING AND AUDITING
To monitor and audit our security, we create a data log that shows how our website is used by those who have been granted access to it as well as all who try to gain access to it. We collect this information for security and auditing purposes and keep it for 30 days.
The following information may be logged:
User’s IP address, user’s log-in and log-out, changes to content and files, unsuccessful log-in attempts, manually blocked users and attempts to access non-existent content.
To protect us against brute force attacks, the IP address is sent to a database of known spammers for comparison.
The collected information is retrieved exclusively by the website’s administrators and stored in the website’s database. It is not passed on to any additional parties, with the exception of requests made by law enforcement authorities.
Data is stored because we have a legitimate interest in protecting our website against attacks and guaranteeing the integrity, confidentiality and availability of your data that is processed through these website pages (art. 6, para. 1, lit. f GDPR).
Data Collection on our Website
The data that is provided to us as well as data collected automatically when you enter the website is collected to ensure error-free operation of the website to the greatest extent of our abilities.
Other automatically collected data is used for analysis purposes and for creating statistics. As far as possible, it is stored and processed anonymously to prevent personal disclosure.
SERVER LOG FILES
The provider which hosts this website, automatically collects and stores certain information about website visitors in server log files. These files provide valuable services to identify security incidents or operational problems. In addition, they are useful for audits or forensic investigations.
This following information is collected and stored:
- Browser type and version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Hostname of the computer accessing the website
- Time of the server request
- IP address
This information is processed in particular for the following purposes:
- Ensure the establishment of an uninterrupted connection to the website
- Ensure easy use of our website
- Assess system security and stability
- Other administrative purposes
This data is not merged with other data sources and is not used to disclose personal information. It may be used to evaluate statistics to optimize our online presence and the technology behind it.
Data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required. For data which serves the provision of the website, this is usually done at the end of a session.
Data processing is necessary for the performance of a contract or prior to entering into a contract (art. 6, para. 1, lit. b GDPR) and because we have a legitimate interest in a secure and smooth operation of our website (art. 6, para 1, lit. f GDPR).
IF YOU SEND US AN E-MAIL
Note: Data transmission over the Internet (including e-mails) has the potential to be exposed to security gaps. This means that complete protection against data access by third parties is not possible.
If you send us an e-mail, we store its data as long as necessary for the relevant purpose. The statutory retention period, which, according to § 257 of the German Commercial Code (HGB), is 6 years for business letters (to include faxes and e-mails), remains unaffected.
To the greatest extent of our abilities, we ensure your data is protected against unauthorized access by and disclosure to third parties by using state-of-the-art technology.
If you contact us by filling in the inquiry form, we will store the transmitted data and details to process your inquiry and to answer any potential follow-up questions.
This information is stored until no longer requires or until you ask us to delete it. Statutory provisions shall remain unaffected.
This data is not passed on without your consent.
This processing of data is necessary due to our legitimate interest to allow you to make contact easily (art. 6, para 1, lit. f GDPR) and for the performance prior to and upon entering into a contract (art. 6, para 1, lit. b GDPR).
This website uses some cookies. Cookies are not inherently evil, but they constitute small pieces of text that your browser stores and that enable, for example, visitor interactions.
Most of the cookies that we use are session cookies, which are deleted automatically after the end of your session. Other cookies are stored on your device for a maximum of one year or until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser when you next visit us.
Please note that certain cookies are set when you enter our website.
Cookies which are required to perform electronic communication or to provide certain functions requested by you, are stored because we have a legitimate interest in offering you technically error-free and optimized service (art. 6, para 1, lit. f GDPR).
Other stored cookies (for example cookies to analyze your surfing behavior) will be dealt with separately in this Privacy Statement.
This website uses Borlabs Cookie, which sets two cookies that are required to save your cookie preferences (borlabsCookie and borlabsCookieUnblockContent).
Borlabs Cookie does not process any personal data. borlabsCookie stores the preferences that you chose when you entered the website. borlabsCookieUnblockContent stores information that indicates which (external) media/contents should be unblocked automatically. If you want to revoke these settings, simply delete the cookies in your browser. When you re-enter/reload the website, you have to indicate your cookie preferences again.
COOKIES USED ON THIS WEBSITE
CUSTOMIZE COOKIE SETTINGS
CONFIGURATION OF COOKIE SETTINGS IN THE BROWSER
You can set your browser to notify you when cookies are put into place and thereby let you accept cookies individually, to reject cookies for certain cases or in general, or to enable the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. If you disable cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
The settings can vary for each available browser. You can click on the following links for the most common browsers to view the appropriate instructions:
- Internet Explorer
Objection to Advertising E-Mails
As part of our obligation to furnish an imprint according to § 5 of the TMG (German Telemedia Act), we have published general contact data and an e-mail address on our website. We hereby object to the use of this contact data for the purpose of sending us unsolicited information material, advertising or spam e-mails, unless explicitly requested by us.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
Our offer, technical aspects or third-party providers whose services we use, might change. Consequently, we may have to adjust this privacy statement. The most current version will always be posted here on this website.
December 8th, 2020