Information concerning our processing of data when using our website and e-mail communication
Hereby we inform you in accordance with article 13 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) concerning the processing of your personal data when using our website or communicating via e-mail with us.
Responsible for Data Processing
An der Wethmarheide 17
Authorized Representative Managers:
Dr. Hans Dieter Storzer
Our external data security administrator is
M: +49 151 22631968
Description of processing
The following data are processed when you visit our website:
Provision of content and logging
The web server’s access logs will record which pages were accessed at what time. They collect the following data: IP, directory protection user, date, time of day, page impressions, protocols, status code, volume of data, referrer, user agent, accessed host name.
IP addresses are saved in anonymized form. For this, the last 3 digits are removed so that 127.0.0.1 becomes 127.0.0.*. IPv6 addresses are anonymized as well. These anonymized addresses are stored for 60 days. Information concerning the applied directory protection user will be anonymized after one day.
Error logs which log faulty page impressions will be deleted after 7 days. Besides the error report, they contain the accessing IP address and, depending on the error, the accessed web page.
The legal base for this way of processing is our legitimate interest in accordance with article 6 part 1 f. (GDPR) to run this website and to have the chance to investigate technical or security incidents. These data will be deleted automatically after 30 days.
Parts of our online presence use so-called cookies. Cookies will not cause harm to your computer and do not contain viruses. They are used to make our online services more user-friendly, effective, and secure. Cookies are small text files which are placed 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 page visit. Other cookies will remain on your computer until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser at your next visit.
Submission of data to third parties
On our subpage “Contact”, we show a road map supplied by Google Maps. For this, your IP address is also submitted to Google Maps. The legal basis for this is Art. 6, part 1 f. GDPR. You have the right to appeal against this according to Art. 21 GDPR.
For technical reasons, some design elements of our website are downloaded from jquery.com. For this, your IP address is submitted to jquery.com. The legal basis for this is Art. 6, part 1 f. GDPR. You have the right to appeal against this according to Art. 21 GDPR.
This online presence applies Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, small text files which are saved on the users’ computers and make it possible that the use of our web site can be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie concerning the use of the website and its users is regularly transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is stored.
In case the IP anonymization for this website is activated, the IP address of the user of Google will be shortened within the member countries of the European Union or other states party to the Agreement on the European economic Area before submitting. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be submitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP anonymization on this website is activated. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the user visits to this website, to create website activity reports, and to generate further services connected to the website and online use for the site operator.
Your IP address which is submitted from your browser to Google Analytics will not be conflated with other Google data. Users can prevent the cookie storage by adjusting their browsers accordingly; however, we must inform you that in this case you may not be able to make use of the website’s features in their entirety. In addition, users can prevent the collection of data generated by cookies, the submitting of data created by their page visit (including their IP addresses), and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
As an alternative to browser add-ons or for use of browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent the future data collection by Google Analytics on this website. By doing this, an opt-out cookie is placed on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must renew it by clicking the link again.
When you send us an e-mail, this is how your data are processed: your mail with your sender address, the content and metadata are automatically stored in our archive when they reach our e-mail system. This e-mail archive is kept because of fiscal plausibility and protected by a special authorization system. The data stored in the e-mail archive are automatically deleted after 10 years.
We use your data as long as our communication with you will last. Based on a legitimate interest according to article 6 part 1 f. GDPR we save your contact data for a later resumption of our communication. You have the right to appeal against this according to Art. 21 GDPR.
Your rights as a person affected
According to the GDPR, you have the right to