1. Data privacy at a glance
Data collected on our website
Who is the responsible controller for the data collected on this website?
The website operator processes data on this website. The website operator’s contact data can be found in the legal notice on this website.
How do we collect your personal data?
We collect data that you communicate to us. These data could, e.g., be information which you enter in a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time at which a page is called up). These data are recorded automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
We collect some of your data to ensure that we can provide the website without any errors. Other data may be used to analyze the way you use the website.
What are your rights relating to your data?
You have the right to receive information, at any time and at no cost, about the source and recipients of your personal data as well as the purpose for which your personal data have been stored. You also have the right to obtain rectification or erasure of these data or to have them made unavailable. You may contact us at any time at the address provided in the legal notice if you have any other questions about data privacy. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.
2. General and mandatory information
We draw your attention to the fact there may be security gaps in the transmission of data on the internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail). It is not possible to guarantee absolute protection of data against access by third parties.
Information about the controller
The controller responsible for data processing on this website is:
Managing Director: Dr. Andrej Kirikov
Tel.: + 49 72 32 – 31 33 5-0
Fax: + 49 72 32 – 31 33 5-199
The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or together with others decides on the purposes for and means by which personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses and similar) are processed.
SSL or TLS encryption
This website uses an SSL or TLS encryption procedure for security purposes and to protect the transmission of confidential contents, such as purchase orders or inquiries which you have sent to us (website operator). You will recognize an encrypted connection by the change in the address line of your browser from “http://” to “https://” and the lock symbol in your browser bar.
Data sent to us cannot be read by third parties if SSL or TLS encryption are enabled.
Use of YouTube
We use the platform YouTube.com to post our own videos and make them publicly available. YouTube is provided by a third party, YouTube LLC, which is not affiliated with us.
Some of the pages on our website contain links to YouTube sites. As a rule, we are not responsible for the contents of such linked websites. If you follow a link to YouTube, we draw your attention to the fact that YouTube stores and uses the data of its users (e.g. personal information, IP address) for business purposes according to its own data usage guidelines.
We also embed videos which are stored on YouTube directly on some of our website pages. These embedded YouTube contents appear in parts of the browser window. However, these YouTube videos are only accessed if you click on them. This technology is also referred to as “framing”. When you visit a (sub)page on our website that contains such an embedded YouTube video, a connection is made to YouTube’s servers which then instructs your browser to display the contents which are on that website page.
YouTube contents are only embedded in “extended privacy mode”. This mode is provided by YouTube and ensures that YouTube initially does not store cookies on your device. When you access the relevant pages, however, the IP address as well as the other data referred to in section 4 are transmitted, including in particular which of our website pages you have visited. However, this information cannot be associated with you, unless you have signed in to YouTube or another Google service (e.g. Google+) or are permanently signed in.
As soon as you click to start playing an embedded video, YouTube’s extended privacy mode only stores cookies on your device which do not contain any personal information, unless you are signed in to a Google service. You can change your browser settings and extensions to block these cookies.
Withdrawal of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You may revoke any consent you have already given at any time. All you need to do is send an informal message to us by e-mail. Withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of any processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
Right to object against the collection of data in special cases and to object against direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)
If your personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing purposes, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you lodge an objection, your personal data will thereafter no longer be used for direct marketing purposes (objection under Art. 21 (2) GDPR).
Right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority
Data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority against infringements of the GDPR, including in the Member State in which they have their habitual residence, in which they work or in which the alleged infringement took place. The right of objection applies without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we automatically process, either on the basis of your consent or to perform a contract, released either to you or to a third party in a structured, commonly used machine-readable format. Any request to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another will only be complied with where this is technically feasible.
Information, locking, erasure and rectification
You are entitled by law to obtain information at any time and at no charge about the personal data stored on you as well as about where the data have been obtained, by whom they have been received and the purpose for which they are processed; you may also have the right to have these data rectified, locked or erased. You may contact us at any time at the address provided in the legal notice if you have any other questions about personal data.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to extend restrictions on the processing of your personal data. You can contact us for this purpose at any time at the address provided in the legal notice. Your right to restrict the processing of your personal data applies in the following cases:
• If you dispute the accuracy of the personal data we have stored on you, we normally need some time to evaluate this. You have the right to extend restrictions on the processing of your personal data for the duration of our evaluations.
• If your personal data is being or has been processed illegally, you can obtain restriction of processing in lieu of erasure.
• If we no longer require your personal data, but you require the data in order to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, you have the right to obtain restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its erasure.
• If you have lodged an objection under Art. 21 (1) GDPR, a balance must be found between your interests and our interests. Until such time as has been established which interests prevail, you have the right to extend restrictions on the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such personal data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with your consent or in order to establish, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or of a Member State.
3. Data collected on our website
The internet web pages use “cookies” in several places. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies help us to make our website more user friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer and stored in your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are “session cookies” which are automatically deleted as soon as you leave the website. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.
You can change the settings of your browser so that you are informed every time a cookie is set. This will allow you to permit cookies in specific cases, to exclude them completely, or to have them deleted automatically every time you close your browser. However, if you disable cookies, this may affect the functionality of this website.
4. Plugins and tools
Google Web Fonts
This website uses Web Fonts provided by Google for the purposes of uniform presentation. Whenever you access a page, your browser loads the required web fonts in your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
In order to do this, the browser you are using must make a connection to Google servers. In this way Google receives information that our website has been accessed from your IP address. We use Google Web Fonts with the aim of providing an interesting online website presentation. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) f) GDPR.
If your browser does not support Web Fonts, your computer will use a standard font.
This website uses Borlabs Cookie, which sets two technically necessary cookies (borlabsCookie and borlabsCookieUnblockContent) to store your cookie preferences.
Borlabs Cookie does not process any personal data.
The borlabsCookie stores the preference you select when you go to the website. The borlabsCookieUnblockContent stores the (external) media/contents which you wish to have automatically unlocked at all times. If you want to change these settings, simply delete the cookies in your browser. The next time you go to the website you will then be asked for your cookie preferences again.
YouTube with extended data protection
We integrate the “Google Maps” service of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Google”).
Google sets a cookie every time you access “Google Maps” so that it can process user settings and data when the page in which the “Google Maps” components is displayed. This cookie is not usually deleted when you close your browser,
but simply expires after a period of time, unless you delete it manually before.
If you do not agree to the processing of your data in this way, you can disable the “Google Maps” service to prevent your data being sent to Google. To do this you must disable the Java Script function in your browser. However, if you disable this function you may not be able to use the “Google Maps” functions or only some of them.
The use of “Google Maps” and information obtained from “Google Maps” are subject to Google’s terms of service
http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/terms/regional.html and the terms of service for “Google Maps” https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.
Changes to our data protection rules