Von Roll®

Pri­va­cy Noti­ce

1. An over­view of data protection

Gene­ral information

We take the pro­tec­tion of your per­so­nal data and com­pli­an­ce with the legal pro­vi­si­ons on data pro­tec­tion very serious­ly. In the fol­lowing, we would like to inform you — also in accordance with the EU Gene­ral Data Pro­tec­tion Regu­la­ti­on (her­ein­af­ter refer­red to as “GDPR”) — about how your per­so­nal data is pro­ces­sed and what rights you have when you visit our web­site and/or pre­sen­ces in social media. “Per­so­nal data” is any data with which you can be per­so­nal­ly identified.

Fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on on data pro­tec­tion (for examp­le for cus­to­mers and sup­pliers or the app­li­ca­ti­on pro­cess) can also be found at https://www.vonroll.com/en/legal-information/.

Data record­ing on this website

Who is the respon­si­ble par­ty for the record­ing of data on this web­site (i.e., the “con­trol­ler”)?

The data on this web­site is pro­ces­sed by the ope­ra­tor of the web­site, who­se con­ta­ct infor­ma­ti­on is avail­ab­le under sec­tion “Infor­ma­ti­on about the respon­si­ble par­ty (refer­red to as the “con­trol­ler” in the GDPR)” in this Pri­va­cy Notice.

How do we record your data?

We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be infor­ma­ti­on you enter into our con­ta­ct form.

Other data shall be recor­ded by our IT sys­tems auto­ma­ti­cal­ly or after you con­sent to its record­ing during your web­site visit. This data com­pri­ses pri­ma­ri­ly tech­ni­cal infor­ma­ti­on (e.g., web brow­ser, ope­ra­ting sys­tem, or time the site was acces­sed). This infor­ma­ti­on is recor­ded auto­ma­ti­cal­ly when you access this website.

What are the pur­po­ses we use your data for?

A por­ti­on of the infor­ma­ti­on is gene­ra­ted to gua­ran­tee the error free pro­vi­si­on of the web­site. Other data may be used to ana­ly­ze your user patterns.

What rights do you have as far as your infor­ma­ti­on is concerned?

You have the right to recei­ve infor­ma­ti­on about the source, reci­pi­ents, and pur­po­ses of your archi­ved per­so­nal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such dis­clo­sures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rec­ti­fied or era­di­ca­ted. If you have con­sen­ted to data pro­ces­sing, you have the opti­on to revo­ke this con­sent at any time, which shall affect all future data pro­ces­sing. Moreo­ver, you have the right to demand that the pro­ces­sing of your data be restric­ted under cer­tain cir­cum­s­tan­ces. Fur­ther­mo­re, you have the right to log a com­p­laint with the com­pe­tent super­vi­sing agency.

Plea­se do not hesi­ta­te to con­ta­ct us at any time if you have ques­ti­ons about this or any other data pro­tec­tion rela­ted issues.

Ana­ly­sis tools and tools pro­vi­ded by third parties

The­re is a pos­si­bi­li­ty that your brow­sing pat­terns will be sta­tis­ti­cal­ly ana­ly­zed when your visit this web­site. Such ana­ly­ses are per­for­med pri­ma­ri­ly with what we refer to as ana­ly­sis programs.

For detail­ed infor­ma­ti­on about the­se ana­ly­sis pro­grams plea­se con­sult our Pri­va­cy Noti­ce below.

2. Hos­ting and Con­tent Deli­very Net­works (CDN)

Exter­nal Hosting

This web­site is hos­ted by an exter­nal ser­vice pro­vi­der (host). Per­so­nal data collec­ted on this web­site are stored on the ser­vers of the host. The­se may inclu­de, but are not limi­ted to, IP addres­ses, con­ta­ct requests, meta­da­ta and com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons, con­tract infor­ma­ti­on, con­ta­ct infor­ma­ti­on, names, web page access, and other data gene­ra­ted through a web site.

The host is used for the pur­po­se of ful­fil­ling the con­tract with our poten­ti­al and exis­ting cus­to­mers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the inte­rest of secu­re, fast, and effi­ci­ent pro­vi­si­on of our online ser­vices by a pro­fes­sio­nal pro­vi­der (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

Our host will only pro­cess your data to the extent necessa­ry to fulfill its per­for­mance obli­ga­ti­ons and to fol­low our inst­ruc­tions with respect to such data.

3. Gene­ral infor­ma­ti­on and man­da­to­ry information

Data pro­tec­tion

We hand­le your per­so­nal data as con­fi­den­ti­al infor­ma­ti­on and in com­pli­an­ce with the sta­tu­to­ry data pro­tec­tion regu­la­ti­ons and this Pri­va­cy Notice.

Whenever you use this web­site, a varie­ty of per­so­nal infor­ma­ti­on will be collec­ted. This Pri­va­cy Noti­ce exp­lains which data we collect as well as the pur­po­ses we use this data for. It also exp­lains how, and for which pur­po­se the infor­ma­ti­on is collected.

We here­with advi­se you that the trans­mis­si­on of data via the Inter­net (i.e., through e‑mail com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons) may be pro­ne to secu­ri­ty gaps. It is not pos­si­ble to com­ple­te­ly pro­tect data against third-par­ty access.

Infor­ma­ti­on about the respon­si­ble par­ty (refer­red to as the “con­trol­ler” in the GDPR)

The data pro­ces­sing con­trol­ler on this web­site is:

Von Roll Deutschland GmbH
Theodor-Sachs-Straße 1
86199 Augsburg

E‑Mail: dataprotection@vonroll.com

The con­trol­ler is the natu­ral per­son or legal enti­ty that sin­gle-han­ded­ly or joint­ly with others makes decisi­ons as to the pur­po­ses of and resour­ces for the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data (e.g., names, e‑mail addres­ses, etc.).

If for a web­site or social media pre­sence ano­t­her Von Roll Group com­pa­ny than Von Roll Manage­ment AG is express­ly indi­ca­ted as the respon­si­ble pro­vi­der (plea­se refer to the pro­vi­der infor­ma­ti­on of the web­site or social media pre­sence in ques­ti­on), this com­pa­ny is also the respon­si­ble data pro­ces­sing controller.

Data Protection Officer

Contact details of the Data Protection Officer:

Von Roll Deutschland GmbH
Theodor-Sachs-Str. 1
86199 Augsburg
E-Mail: dsb@vonroll.com

Sto­rage duration

Unless a more spe­ci­fic sto­rage peri­od has been spe­ci­fied in this Pri­va­cy Noti­ce, your per­so­nal data will remain with us until the pur­po­se for which it was collec­ted no lon­ger app­lies. If you assert a jus­ti­fied request for dele­ti­on or revo­ke your con­sent to data pro­ces­sing, your data will be dele­ted, unless we have other legal­ly per­mis­si­ble rea­sons for sto­ring your per­so­nal data (e.g., tax or com­mer­cial law reten­ti­on peri­ods); in the lat­ter case, the dele­ti­on will take place after the­se rea­sons cea­se to apply.

Infor­ma­ti­on on data trans­fer to the USA

Our web­site uses, in par­ti­cu­lar, tools from com­pa­nies based in the USA. When the­se tools are acti­ve, your per­so­nal infor­ma­ti­on may be trans­fer­red to the US ser­vers of the­se com­pa­nies. We must point out that the USA is not a safe third coun­try wit­hin the mea­ning of EU data pro­tec­tion law. US com­pa­nies are requi­red to release per­so­nal data to secu­ri­ty aut­ho­ri­ties without you as the data sub­ject being able to take legal action against this. The pos­si­bi­li­ty can­not the­re­fo­re be exclu­ded that US aut­ho­ri­ties (e.g. secret ser­vices) may pro­cess, eva­lua­te, and per­ma­nent­ly store your data on US ser­vers for moni­to­ring pur­po­ses. We have no influ­ence over the­se pro­ces­sing activities.

Revo­ca­ti­on of your con­sent to the pro­ces­sing of data

A wide ran­ge of data pro­ces­sing tran­sac­tions are pos­si­ble only sub­ject to your express con­sent. You can also revo­ke at any time any con­sent you have alrea­dy given us. This shall be without pre­ju­di­ce to the law­ful­ness of any data collec­tion that occur­red pri­or to your revocation.

Right to object to the collec­tion of data in spe­cial cases; right to object to direct adver­ti­sing (Art. 21 GDPR)

In the event that data are pro­ces­sed on the basis of art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at any time object to the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data based on grounds ari­sing from your uni­que situa­ti­on. This also app­lies to any pro­filing based on the­se pro­vi­si­ons. To deter­mi­ne the legal basis, on which any pro­ces­sing of data is based, plea­se con­sult this pri­va­cy noti­ce. If you log an objec­tion, we will no lon­ger pro­cess your affec­ted per­so­nal data, unless we are in a posi­ti­on to pre­sent com­pel­ling pro­tec­tion worthy grounds for the pro­ces­sing of your data, that out­weigh your inte­rests, rights and free­doms or if the pur­po­se of the pro­ces­sing is the clai­ming, exer­cis­ing or defence of legal enti­t­le­ments (objec­tion pur­suant to art. 21 para. 1 GDPR).
If your per­so­nal data is being pro­ces­sed in order to enga­ge in direct adver­ti­sing, you have the right to at any time object to the pro­ces­sing of your affec­ted per­so­nal data for the pur­po­ses of such adver­ti­sing. This also app­lies to pro­filing to the extent that it is affi­lia­ted with such direct adver­ti­sing. If you object, your per­so­nal data will sub­se­quent­ly no lon­ger be used for direct adver­ti­sing pur­po­ses (objec­tion pur­suant to art. 21 para. 2 GDPR).

Right to lodge a com­p­laint with the com­pe­tent super­vi­so­ry agency

In the event of vio­la­ti­ons of the GDPR, data sub­jects are enti­t­led to lodge a com­p­laint with a super­vi­so­ry agen­cy, in par­ti­cu­lar in the mem­ber sta­te whe­re they usual­ly main­tain their domic­i­le, place of work or at the place whe­re the alle­ged vio­la­ti­on occur­red. The right to log a com­p­laint is in effect regard­less of any other admi­nis­tra­ti­ve or court pro­cee­dings avail­ab­le as legal recourses.

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we auto­ma­ti­cal­ly pro­cess on the basis of your con­sent or in order to fulfill a con­tract be han­ded over to you or a third par­ty in a com­mon­ly used, machi­ne read­a­ble for­mat. If you should demand the direct trans­fer of the data to ano­t­her con­trol­ler, this will be done only if it is tech­ni­cal­ly feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For secu­ri­ty rea­sons and to pro­tect the trans­mis­si­on of con­fi­den­ti­al con­tent, such as inqui­ries you sub­mit to us as the web­site ope­ra­tor, this web­site uses eit­her an SSL or a TLS encryp­ti­on pro­gram. You can reco­gni­ze an encryp­ted con­nec­tion by che­cking whe­ther the address line of the brow­ser swit­ches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearan­ce of the lock icon in the brow­ser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryp­ti­on is acti­va­ted, data you trans­mit to us can­not be read by third parties.

Infor­ma­ti­on about, rec­ti­fi­ca­ti­on and era­di­ca­ti­on of data

Wit­hin the scope of the app­li­ca­ble sta­tu­to­ry pro­vi­si­ons, you have the right to at any time demand infor­ma­ti­on about your archi­ved per­so­nal data, their source and reci­pi­ents as well as the pur­po­se of the pro­ces­sing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rec­ti­fied or era­di­ca­ted. If you have ques­ti­ons about this sub­ject mat­ter or any other ques­ti­ons about per­so­nal data, plea­se do not hesi­ta­te to con­ta­ct us at any time.

Right to demand pro­ces­sing restrictions

You have the right to demand the impo­si­ti­on of restric­tions as far as the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data is con­cer­ned. To do so, you may con­ta­ct us at any time. The right to demand restric­tion of pro­ces­sing app­lies in the fol­lowing cases:

  • In the event that you should dis­pu­te the cor­rect­ness of your data archi­ved by us, we will usual­ly need some time to veri­fy this claim. 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 have the opti­on to demand the restric­tion of the pro­ces­sing of your data in lieu of deman­ding the era­di­ca­ti­on of this data.
  • If we do not need your per­so­nal data any lon­ger and you need it to exer­cise, defend or claim legal enti­t­le­ments, you have the right to demand the restric­tion of the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data ins­tead of its eradication.
  • If you have rai­sed an objec­tion pur­suant to Art. 21 para. 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 a restric­tion of the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data.

If you have restric­ted the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data, the­se data – with the excep­ti­on of their archi­ving – may be pro­ces­sed only sub­ject to your con­sent or to claim, exer­cise or defend legal enti­t­le­ments or to pro­tect the rights of other natu­ral per­sons or legal enti­ties or for important public inte­rest rea­sons cited by the Euro­pean Uni­on or a mem­ber sta­te of the EU.

Rejec­tion of unso­li­ci­ted e‑mails

We here­with object to the use of con­ta­ct infor­ma­ti­on publis­hed on our web­site to send us pro­mo­tio­nal and infor­ma­ti­on mate­ri­al that we have not express­ly reques­ted. The ope­ra­tor of this web­site and its pages reser­ve the express right to take legal action in the event of the unso­li­ci­ted sen­ding of pro­mo­tio­nal infor­ma­ti­on, for instance via SPAM messages.

4. Record­ing of data on this website


Our web­site uses so cal­led “coo­kies.” Coo­kies are small text files that do not cau­se any dama­ge to your device. They are eit­her stored tem­pora­ri­ly for the dura­ti­on of a ses­si­on (ses­si­on coo­kies) or they are per­ma­nent­ly archi­ved on your device (per­ma­nent coo­kies). Ses­si­on coo­kies are auto­ma­ti­cal­ly dele­ted once you ter­mi­na­te your visit. Per­ma­nent coo­kies remain archi­ved on your device until you actively dele­te them, or they are auto­ma­ti­cal­ly era­di­ca­ted by your web browser.

In some cases, it is pos­si­ble that third-par­ty coo­kies are stored on your device once you enter our web­site (third-par­ty coo­kies). The­se coo­kies enab­le you or us to take advan­ta­ge of cer­tain ser­vices offe­red by the third par­ty (e.g., coo­kies for the pro­ces­sing of pay­ment services).

Coo­kies have a varie­ty of func­tions. Many coo­kies are tech­ni­cal­ly essen­ti­al sin­ce cer­tain web­site func­tions would not work in the absence of the coo­kies (e.g., the shop­ping cart func­tion or the dis­play of vide­os). The pur­po­se of other coo­kies may be the ana­ly­sis of user pat­terns or the dis­play of pro­mo­tio­nal messages.

Coo­kies, which are requi­red for the per­for­mance of elec­tro­nic com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on tran­sac­tions (requi­red coo­kies) or for the pro­vi­si­on of cer­tain func­tions you want to use (func­tio­n­al coo­kies, e.g., for the shop­ping cart func­tion) or tho­se that are necessa­ry for the opti­miz­a­ti­on of the web­site (e.g., coo­kies that pro­vi­de mea­sura­ble insights into the web audi­ence), shall be stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, unless a dif­fe­rent legal basis is cited. The ope­ra­tor of the web­site has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in the sto­rage of coo­kies to ensu­re the tech­ni­cal­ly error free and opti­mi­zed pro­vi­si­on of the operator’s ser­vices. If your con­sent to the sto­rage of the coo­kies has been reques­ted, the respec­ti­ve coo­kies are stored exclu­si­ve­ly on the basis of the con­sent obtai­ned (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR); this con­sent may be revo­ked at any time.

You have the opti­on to set up your brow­ser in such a man­ner that you will be noti­fied any time coo­kies are pla­ced and to per­mit the accep­t­ance of coo­kies only in spe­ci­fic cases. You may also exclu­de the accep­t­ance of coo­kies in cer­tain cases or in gene­ral or acti­va­te the dele­te func­tion for the auto­ma­tic era­di­ca­ti­on of coo­kies when the brow­ser clo­ses. If coo­kies are deac­ti­va­ted, the func­tions of this web­site may be limited.

In the event that third-par­ty coo­kies are used or if coo­kies are used for ana­ly­ti­cal pur­po­ses, we will sepa­r­ate­ly noti­fy you in con­junc­tion with this Pri­va­cy Noti­ce and, if app­li­ca­ble, ask for your consent.

Cookie settings

Ser­ver log files

The pro­vi­der of this web­site auto­ma­ti­cal­ly collects and stores infor­ma­ti­on in so-cal­led ser­ver log files, which your brow­ser com­mu­ni­ca­tes to us auto­ma­ti­cal­ly. The infor­ma­ti­on comprises:

  • The type and ver­si­on of brow­ser used
  • The used ope­ra­ting system
  • Refer­rer URL
  • The host­na­me of the acces­sing computer
  • The time of the ser­ver inquiry
  • The IP address
  • This data is not mer­ged with other data sources.

This data is recor­ded on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The ope­ra­tor of the web­site has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in the tech­ni­cal­ly error free depic­tion and the opti­miz­a­ti­on of the operator’s web­site. In order to achie­ve this, ser­ver log files must be recorded.

Con­ta­ct form

If you sub­mit inqui­ries to us via our con­ta­ct form, the infor­ma­ti­on pro­vi­ded in the con­ta­ct form as well as any con­ta­ct infor­ma­ti­on pro­vi­ded the­r­ein will be stored by us in order to hand­le your inqui­ry and in the event that we have fur­ther ques­ti­ons. We will not share this infor­ma­ti­on without your consent.

The pro­ces­sing of the­se data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is rela­ted to the exe­cu­ti­on of a con­tract or if it is necessa­ry to car­ry out pre-con­trac­tu­al mea­su­res. In all other cases the pro­ces­sing is based on our legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in the effec­ti­ve pro­ces­sing of the requests addres­sed to us (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your agree­ment (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this has been requested.

The infor­ma­ti­on you have ent­e­red into the con­ta­ct form shall remain with us until you ask us to era­di­ca­te the data, revo­ke your con­sent to the archi­ving of data or if the pur­po­se for which the infor­ma­ti­on is being archi­ved no lon­ger exists (e.g., after we have con­clu­ded our respon­se to your inqui­ry). This shall be without pre­ju­di­ce to any man­da­to­ry legal pro­vi­si­ons, in par­ti­cu­lar reten­ti­on periods.

Request by e‑mail, tele­pho­ne, or fax

If you con­ta­ct us by e‑mail, tele­pho­ne or fax, your request, inclu­ding all resul­ting per­so­nal data (name, request) will be stored and pro­ces­sed by us for the pur­po­se of pro­ces­sing your request. We do not pass the­se data on without your consent.

The­se data are pro­ces­sed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR if your inqui­ry is rela­ted to the ful­fill­ment of a con­tract or is requi­red for the per­for­mance of pre-con­trac­tu­al mea­su­res. In all other cases, the data are pro­ces­sed on the basis of our legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in the effec­ti­ve hand­ling of inqui­ries sub­mit­ted to us (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on the basis of your con­sent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if it has been obtained.

The data sent by you to us via con­ta­ct requests remain with us until you request us to dele­te, revo­ke your con­sent to the sto­rage or the pur­po­se for the data sto­rage lap­ses (e.g. after com­ple­ti­on of your request). Man­da­to­ry sta­tu­to­ry pro­vi­si­ons — in par­ti­cu­lar sta­tu­to­ry reten­ti­on peri­ods — remain unaffected.

5. Ana­ly­sis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This web­site uses func­tions of the web ana­ly­sis ser­vice Goog­le Ana­ly­tics. The pro­vi­der of this ser­vice is Goog­le Ire­land Limi­ted (“Goog­le”), Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dub­lin 4, Ireland.

Goog­le Ana­ly­tics enab­les the web­site ope­ra­tor to ana­ly­ze the beha­vi­or pat­terns of web­site visi­tors. To that end, the web­site ope­ra­tor recei­ves a varie­ty of user data, such as pages acces­sed, time spent on the page, the uti­li­zed ope­ra­ting sys­tem and the user’s ori­gin. Goog­le may con­so­li­da­te the­se data in a pro­fi­le that is allo­ca­ted to the respec­ti­ve user or the user’s device.

Goog­le Ana­ly­tics uses tech­no­lo­gies that make the reco­gni­ti­on of the user for the pur­po­se of ana­ly­zing the user beha­vi­or pat­terns (e.g., coo­kies or device fin­ger­prin­ting). The web­site use infor­ma­ti­on recor­ded by Goog­le is, as a rule trans­fer­red to a Goog­le ser­ver in the United Sta­tes, whe­re it is stored.

This ana­ly­sis tool is used on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The ope­ra­tor of this web­site has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in the ana­ly­sis of user pat­terns to opti­mi­ze both, the ser­vices offe­red online and the operator’s adver­ti­sing acti­vi­ties. If a cor­re­spon­ding agree­ment has been reques­ted (e.g., an agree­ment to the sto­rage of coo­kies), the pro­ces­sing takes place exclu­si­ve­ly on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agree­ment can be revo­ked at any time.

Data trans­mis­si­on to the US is based on the Stan­dard Con­trac­tu­al Clau­ses (SCC) of the Euro­pean Com­mis­si­on. Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.

IP anony­miz­a­ti­on

On this web­site, we have acti­va­ted the IP anony­miz­a­ti­on func­tion. As a result, your IP address will be abbre­via­ted by Goog­le wit­hin the mem­ber sta­tes of the Euro­pean Uni­on or in other sta­tes that have rati­fied the Con­ven­ti­on on the Euro­pean Eco­no­mic Area pri­or to its trans­mis­si­on to the United Sta­tes. The full IP address will be trans­mit­ted to one of Google’s ser­vers in the United Sta­tes and abbre­via­ted the­re only in excep­tio­nal cases. On behalf of the ope­ra­tor of this web­site, Goog­le shall use this infor­ma­ti­on to ana­ly­ze your use of this web­site to gene­ra­te reports on web­site acti­vi­ties and to ren­der other ser­vices to the ope­ra­tor of this web­site that are rela­ted to the use of the web­site and the Inter­net. The IP address trans­mit­ted in con­junc­tion with Goog­le Ana­ly­tics from your brow­ser shall not be mer­ged with other data in Google’s possession.

Browser plugin

You can pre­vent the record­ing and pro­ces­sing of your data by Goog­le by down­loading and instal­ling the brow­ser plugin avail­ab­le under the fol­lowing link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

For more infor­ma­ti­on about the hand­ling of user data by Goog­le Ana­ly­tics, plea­se con­sult Google’s pri­va­cy noti­ce at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Con­tract data processing

We have exe­cu­t­ed a con­tract data pro­ces­sing agree­ment with Goog­le and are imple­men­ting the strin­gent pro­vi­si­ons of the Ger­man data pro­tec­tion agen­ci­es to the ful­lest when using Goog­le Analytics.

Archi­ving period

Data on the user or inci­dent level stored by Goog­le lin­ked to coo­kies, user IDs or adver­ti­sing IDs (e.g., Dou­ble­Click coo­kies, Android adver­ti­sing ID) will be anony­mi­zed or dele­ted after 14 mon­th. For details, plea­se click the fol­lowing link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=en


This website uses the analysis service etracker. The provider of this service is the etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany.

It makes it possible to generate a user profile under a pseudonym based on the data. etracker uses technologies that make it possible to recognize the user (e.g., cookies or device fingerprinting). Data collected with the etracker technologies shall not be used in the absence of a separate declaration of consent given by the data subject to personally identify users of this website and shall not be merged with personal data about the holder of the pseudonym.

The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns, in order to optimize the operator’s web offerings and advertising. If appropriate consent has been obtained, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and §25 (1) TTDSG, insofar the consent includes the storage of cookies or the access to information in the user’s end device (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. This consent can be revoked at any time.

Data processing

We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract mandated by data privacy laws that guarantees that they process personal data of our website visitors only based on our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

6. Newsletter

If you would like to sub­scri­be to the news­let­ter offe­red on this web­site, we will need from you an e‑mail address as well as infor­ma­ti­on that allow us to veri­fy that you are the owner of the e‑mail address pro­vi­ded, and con­sent to the rece­i­pt of the news­let­ter. No fur­ther data shall be collec­ted or shall be collec­ted only on a vol­un­ta­ry basis. We shall use such data only for the sen­ding of the reques­ted infor­ma­ti­on and shall not share such data with any third parties.

The pro­ces­sing of the infor­ma­ti­on ent­e­red into the news­let­ter sub­scrip­ti­on form shall occur exclu­si­ve­ly on the basis of your con­sent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revo­ke the con­sent you have given to the archi­ving of data, the e‑mail address and the use of this infor­ma­ti­on for the sen­ding of the news­let­ter at any time, for instance by cli­cking on the “Unsub­scri­be” link in the news­let­ter. This shall be without pre­ju­di­ce to the law­ful­ness of any data pro­ces­sing tran­sac­tions that have taken place to date.

The data depo­si­ted with us for the pur­po­se of sub­scrib­ing to the news­let­ter will be stored by us until you unsub­scri­be from the news­let­ter or the news­let­ter ser­vice pro­vi­der and dele­ted from the news­let­ter dis­tri­bu­ti­on list after you unsub­scri­be from the news­let­ter or after the pur­po­se has cea­sed to app­ly. We reser­ve the right to dele­te or block e‑mail addres­ses from our news­let­ter dis­tri­bu­ti­on list at our own dis­cre­ti­on wit­hin the scope of our legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

After you unsub­scri­be from the news­let­ter dis­tri­bu­ti­on list, your e‑mail address may be stored by us or the news­let­ter ser­vice pro­vi­der in a black­list to pre­vent future mai­lings. The data from the black­list is used only for this pur­po­se and not mer­ged with other data. This ser­ves both your inte­rest and our inte­rest in com­ply­ing with the legal requi­re­ments when sen­ding news­let­ters (legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest wit­hin the mea­ning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). The sto­rage in the black­list is inde­fi­ni­te. You may object to the sto­rage if your inte­rests out­weigh our legi­ti­ma­te interest.

7. Plugins and tools

YouTube with expan­ded data pro­tec­tion integration

Our web­site embeds vide­os of the video por­tal You­Tube. The ope­ra­tor of You­Tube is Goog­le Ire­land Limi­ted (“Goog­le”), Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dub­lin 4, Ireland.

We use You­Tube in the expan­ded data pro­tec­tion mode. Accord­ing to You­Tube, this mode ensu­res that You­Tube does not store any infor­ma­ti­on about visi­tors to this web­site befo­re they watch the video. Nevertheless, this does not necessa­ri­ly mean that the sharing of data with You­Tube part­ners can be ruled out as a result of the expan­ded data pro­tec­tion mode. For instance, regard­less of whe­ther you are watching a video, You­Tube will always estab­lish a con­nec­tion with the Goog­le Dou­ble­Click network.

As soon as you start to play a You­Tube video on this web­site, a con­nec­tion to YouTube’s ser­vers will be estab­lis­hed. As a result, the You­Tube ser­ver will be noti­fied, which of our pages you have visi­ted. If you are log­ged into your You­Tube account while you visit our site, you enab­le You­Tube to direct­ly allo­ca­te your brow­sing pat­terns to your per­so­nal pro­fi­le. You have the opti­on to pre­vent this by log­ging out of your You­Tube account.

Fur­ther­mo­re, after you have star­ted to play a video, You­Tube will be able to place various coo­kies on your device or com­pa­ra­ble tech­no­lo­gies for reco­gni­ti­on (e.g. device fin­ger­prin­ting). In this way You­Tube will be able to obtain infor­ma­ti­on about this website’s visi­tors. Among other things, this infor­ma­ti­on will be used to gene­ra­te video sta­tis­tics with the aim of impro­ving the user friend­li­ness of the site and to pre­vent attempts to com­mit fraud.

Under cer­tain cir­cum­s­tan­ces, addi­tio­nal data pro­ces­sing tran­sac­tions may be trig­ge­red after you have star­ted to play a You­Tube video, which are bey­ond our control.

The use of You­Tube is based on our inte­rest in pre­sen­ting our online con­tent in an appe­aling man­ner. Pur­suant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest. If a cor­re­spon­ding agree­ment has been reques­ted, the pro­ces­sing takes place exclu­si­ve­ly on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agree­ment can be revo­ked at any time.

For more infor­ma­ti­on on how You­Tube hand­les user data, plea­se con­sult the You­Tube pri­va­cy noti­ce under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Goog­le reCAP­T­CHA” (her­ein­af­ter refer­red to as “reCAP­T­CHA”) on this web­site. The pro­vi­der is Goog­le Ire­land Limi­ted (“Goog­le”), Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dub­lin 4, Ireland.

The pur­po­se of reCAP­T­CHA is to deter­mi­ne whe­ther data ent­e­red on this web­site (e.g., infor­ma­ti­on ent­e­red into a con­ta­ct form) is being pro­vi­ded by a human user or by an auto­ma­ted pro­gram. To deter­mi­ne this, reCAP­T­CHA ana­ly­zes the beha­vi­or of the web­site visi­tors based on a varie­ty of para­me­ters. This ana­ly­sis is trig­ge­red auto­ma­ti­cal­ly as soon as the web­site visi­tor enters the site. For this ana­ly­sis, reCAP­T­CHA eva­lua­tes a varie­ty of data (e.g., IP address, time the web­site visi­tor spent on the site or cur­sor move­ments initia­ted by the user). The data tra­cked during such ana­ly­ses are for­war­ded to Google.

reCAP­T­CHA ana­ly­ses run ent­i­re­ly in the back­ground. Web­site visi­tors are not aler­ted that an ana­ly­sis is underway.

Data are stored and ana­ly­zed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The web­site ope­ra­tor has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in the pro­tec­tion of the operator’s web­sites against abu­si­ve auto­ma­ted spy­ing and against SPAM. If a respec­ti­ve decla­ra­ti­on of con­sent has been obtai­ned, the data will be pro­ces­sed exclu­si­ve­ly on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DGDPR. Any such con­sent may be revo­ked at any time.

For more infor­ma­ti­on about Goog­le reCAP­T­CHA plea­se refer to the Goog­le Data Pri­va­cy Decla­ra­ti­on and Terms Of Use under the fol­lowing links: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en and https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en.

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