1. Data protection overview
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website. You can find the contact details in the imprint of this website.
How do we collect your data?
We collect your data as a result of you sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information you enter into our contact form.
Other data is automatically recorded by our IT systems when you visit our website. This is primarily technical data (e.g. web browser, operating system and time of website visit). This data is collected automatically when you access our website.
For what purposes do we use your data?
A portion of the information is collected to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have regarding your personal data?
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of data stored on your person at any time free of charge. You also have the right to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address provided in the imprint if you have any further questions on the subject of data protection. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant regulatory body.
Analysis tools and third-party tools
2. General information and mandatory information
We would like to point out that the transmission of data via the internet (e.g. when communicating via email) may be prone to security vulnerabilities. Absolute protection of data against third-party access cannot be guaranteed.
Data controller information
The data controller on this website is:
Tel: +49 09852 9040
The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes and means of processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can revoke consent that you have already given us at any time. For this, an informal message via email to us is sufficient. The lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation shall remain unaffected.
Right to object to data collection due to special circumstances and to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)
If your personal data is processed in order to engage direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such marketing. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will then no longer be used for direct marketing purposes (objection according to Art. 21 (2) GDPR).
Right to lodge a complaint with the relevantregulatory authority
In the event of violations of the GDPR, those affected have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to lodge a complaint is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.
Right to data portability
You have the right to demand that any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. Should you request the direct transfer of your personal data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption program. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion and correction
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right at any time to demand information about data stored on your person, its source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You also have a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data at any time. If you have any questions regarding your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at the address provided in the imprint.
Right to restrict processing
You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions on the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time at the address provided in the imprint. The right to restrict processing applies in the following cases: If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to check this. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data. If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you can demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of deletion. If we no longer need your personal data and you need it to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data in lieu of deletion. If you have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data - apart from its storage - may only be processed with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural person or legal entity or for reasons deemed of important public interest by the European Union or a member state.
Prohibition of marketing emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of the contact data published as part of our duty to publish an imprint for the purpose of sending us unsolicited advertising and informational material. The operator of this site expressly reserves the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited marketing material being sent to our address, for example in the form of spam emails.
3. Data protection officer
Data protection officer for district municipalities
Tel: 0981 468-2500
Fax: 0981 468-18 2519
4. Data collection on our website
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You can configure your browser so that you are informed about the cookie setting and only allow cookies on a case-by case basis, exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general or activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. If you decide to deactivate cookies, this may restrict the functionality of this website.
Server log files
The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These files comprise:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of server request
- IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
This data is collected on the basis of Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimisation of its website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.
If you send us an enquiry via the contact form, the information you submit on the contact form, including your contact details, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing your enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this information without your consent.
The data entered in the contact form is therefore processed solely on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this, an informal message via email to us is sufficient. The lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation shall remain unaffected.
The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you either ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for which the data is being stored no longer exists (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.
Data processing (customer and contract data)
We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent necessary to establish, formulate or amend the legal relationship (inventory data). This is based on Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data about the use of our website (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable the user to use the service or to invoice the user.
The customer data collected will be deleted after completion of the order or the business relationship with the customer has ended. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
Data transmission upon conclusion of contract for services and digital content
We only transmit personal data to third parties where this is necessary for processing the contract, for example to the bank responsible for processing payments.
No further transmission of your data takes place unless you have expressly consented to such transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, for example for marketing purposes.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures.
5. Social media
Social media plug-ins with Shariff
Our website uses social media plug-ins (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, XING, LinkedIn and Tumblr).
You can usually recognise the plug-ins by the respective social media logos. To ensure data protection on our website, we only use these plug-ins in combination with a privacy solution called Shariff. This application prevents the plug-ins integrated on our website from transferring data to the respective provider when you first enter the site.
A direct connection to the provider's server is only established (consent) when you activate the respective plug-in by clicking on the corresponding button. As soon as you activate the plug-in, the respective provider receives the information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you are logged into your respective social media account (e.g. Facebook) at the same time, the respective provider can assign your visit to our website to your user account.
Activating the plug-in represents consent as defined by Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time with immediate future effect.
6. Analytics tools and advertising
Google Tag Manager
This website uses Google Tag Manager. Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows you to manage website tags from one interface. Google Tag Manager itself, via which the tags are implemented, is a cookie-free domain and does not collect any personal data. The tool triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level, this will remain in place for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.
Matomo (formerly Piwik)
This website uses the open source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information recorded by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address will first be anonymised before it is saved.
Matomo cookies remain on your device until you delete them.
Matomo cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymous analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising.
If you do not agree to the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate the storage and use here. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser, which prevents Matomo from saving usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be deleted. The opt-out must be reactivated when you visit our site again.
7. Plug-ins and tools
YouTube with enhanced privacy
Our website uses plug-ins from the YouTube website. The site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
We use YouTube in the privacy-enhanced mode. According to YouTube, this mode means that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, the privacy-enhanced mode does not necessarily preclude sharing information with YouTube partners. For example, YouTube connects to the Google DoubleClick network whether or not you are watching a video.
When you launch a YouTube video on our website, it connects to the YouTube servers. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Furthermore, YouTube can save various cookies on your device after you start a video. YouTube may use these cookies to obtain information about visitors to our website. This information is used, among other things, to gather video statistics, improve the user experience and prevent fraud. The cookies remain on your device until you delete them.
Once a YouTube video is launched, it may trigger other data processing operations over which we have no control.
YouTube is used in the interest of presenting our online services in an attractive format. This represents a legitimate interest as defined by Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR.
Google Web Fonts
This site uses web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display text and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to the Google servers. This enables Google to know that this website has been accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online services. This represents a legitimate interest as defined by Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.
This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the Google Maps functions, your IP address must be stored. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no control over this data transfer.
We use Google Maps to present our online content in an appealing manner and to make the locations disclosed on our website easy to find. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined by Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.