Data Pro­tec­tion State­ment for Websites

Data Pro­tec­tion Statement

Sec­tion 1: Infor­ma­ti­on about the coll­ec­tion of per­so­nal data

(1) We have com­pi­led the fol­lo­wing infor­ma­ti­on to inform you about the coll­ec­tion of per­so­nal data when using our web­site. Per­so­nal data means all data that rela­tes to you per­so­nal­ly, such as your name, address, email addres­ses and user behaviour.

(2) The Data Con­trol­ler for the pur­po­ses of Artic­le 4 para. 7 of the Gene­ral Data Pro­tec­tion Regu­la­ti­on (GDPR) is Mr Sascha Gröne.

You can reach our Data Con­trol­ler for the pur­po­ses of Artic­le 4 para. 7 GDPR by sen­ding an email to, or by sen­ding a let­ter mark­ed “Attn. Data Pro­tec­tion Offi­cer” to our mai­ling address.

(3) When you cont­act us via email or one of the cont­act forms, the data sub­mit­ted by you (your email address and, if appli­ca­ble, your name and tele­pho­ne num­ber) will be stored by us for the pur­po­se of enab­ling us to respond to your ques­ti­ons. We will dele­te the data coll­ec­ted for the­se pur­po­ses once their sto­rage is no lon­ger neces­sa­ry. Alter­na­tively, we will rest­rict the pro­ces­sing of the data if we are requi­red to obser­ve a sta­tu­to­ry reten­ti­on period.

(4) If we invol­ve exter­nal ser­vice pro­vi­ders for the pro­vi­si­on of indi­vi­du­al func­tions of our ser­vice, or if we would like to use your data for adver­ti­sing pur­po­ses, we will pro­vi­de you with detail­ed infor­ma­ti­on about the respec­ti­ve data pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons as out­lined below. We will also inform you of the aut­ho­ri­ta­ti­ve cri­te­ria for the dura­ti­on of sto­ring your data.


Sec­tion 2: Your rights

(1) You have the fol­lo­wing rights with regard to your per­so­nal data:

– Artic­le 15 GDPR entit­les you to request us to pro­vi­de you with infor­ma­ti­on about your per­so­nal data pro­ces­sed by us. You may, in par­ti­cu­lar, request infor­ma­ti­on about the pur­po­ses of data pro­ces­sing, the cate­go­ry of per­so­nal data, the cate­go­ries of reci­pi­ents to whom your data was or will be dis­c­lo­sed, the inten­ded dura­ti­on of sto­rage, the exis­tence of a right to the cor­rec­tion or dele­ti­on of the data, the exis­tence of a right to impo­se a rest­ric­tion on the data pro­ces­sing, the exis­tence of a right to object against the data pro­ces­sing, the exis­tence of a right to lodge a com­plaint, the source of your data that was not coll­ec­ted by us, as well as infor­ma­ti­on about the exis­tence of auto­ma­ted decis­i­on-making pro­ces­ses inclu­ding pro­fil­ing and, if appli­ca­ble, sub­stan­ti­al infor­ma­ti­on about the par­ti­cu­lars of such pro­ces­ses or profiling;

– Artic­le 16 GDPR entit­les you to request the imme­dia­te cor­rec­tion or com­ple­ti­on of your per­so­nal data stored by us;

– Artic­le 17 GDPR entit­les you to request the dele­ti­on of your per­so­nal data stored by us
in as far as the data pro­ces­sing is not requi­red for exer­cis­ing the right to free­dom of expres­si­on and infor­ma­ti­on, for the per­for­mance of a legal obli­ga­ti­on, for reasons of public inte­rest, or for the asser­ti­on, exer­cise or defence of legal interests;

in as far as the data pro­ces­sing is not requi­red for exer­cis­ing the right to free­dom of expres­si­on and infor­ma­ti­on, for the per­for­mance of a legal obli­ga­ti­on, for reasons of public inte­rest, or for the asser­ti­on, exer­cise or defence of legal interests;

– Artic­le 18 GDPR entit­les you to impo­se a rest­ric­tion on the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data
in as far as you con­test the accu­ra­cy of the data, or if the data pro­ces­sing is unlawful, but you decli­ne the dele­ti­on of the data and we no lon­ger requi­re the data, but you requi­re the data for the pur­po­se of asser­ting, exer­cis­ing or defen­ding legal inte­rests, or if you have objec­ted against the data pro­ces­sing in accordance with Artic­le 21 GDPR;

– Artic­le 20 GDPR entit­les you to recei­ve your per­so­nal data made available to us in a
struc­tu­red, com­mon and machi­ne-rea­da­ble for­mat, or to request the data to be trans­fer­red to ano­ther data controller;

– Artic­le 7 para. 3 GDPR entit­les you to revo­ke any decla­ra­ti­on of con­sent pre­vious­ly gran­ted to
us. This will result in us being pro­hi­bi­ted from con­ti­nuing the data pro­ces­sing based on such decla­ra­ti­on of con­tent, and

– Artic­le 77 GDPR entit­les you to lodge a com­plaint with a super­vi­so­ry aut­ho­ri­ty. In most cases,

you can do so by cont­ac­ting the super­vi­so­ry aut­ho­ri­ty respon­si­ble for your usu­al place of resi­dence, work, or the place of our company’s regis­tered office.

Sec­tion 3: Coll­ec­tion of per­so­nal data when visi­ting our website

(1) When visi­ting our web­site for the sole pur­po­se of obtai­ning infor­ma­ti­on, mea­ning wit­hout you regis­tering or other­wi­se trans­mit­ting infor­ma­ti­on, we will only coll­ect the per­so­nal data that is trans­mit­ted to our ser­ver by your brow­ser. If you would like to view our web­site, we will coll­ect the fol­lo­wing data that is tech­ni­cal­ly neces­sa­ry for us to dis­play our web­site to you and to ensu­re the sta­bi­li­ty and secu­ri­ty (the legal basis is Artic­le 6 para. 1 sen­tence 1 lit. f GDPR):

IP address

– Date and time of the request

– Time zone dif­fe­rence to Green­wich Mean Time (GMT)

– Con­tent of the request (spe­ci­fic page)

– Sta­tus of the access/HTTP sta­tus code

– The respec­tively trans­mit­ted data volume

– The refer­rer website

– Brow­ser

– Ope­ra­ting sys­tem and its user interface

(2) In addi­ti­on to the data spe­ci­fied abo­ve, the use of our web­site ent­ails the sto­rage of coo­kies on your com­pu­ter. Coo­kies are small text files stored on your hard dri­ve and allo­ca­ted to the brow­ser used by you. A coo­kie allows the per­son pla­cing it (us in this case) to acqui­re cer­tain infor­ma­ti­on. Coo­kies can­not be used to launch pro­grams or to infect your com­pu­ter with viru­s­es. They ser­ve the pur­po­se of impro­ving the over­all user-fri­end­li­ne­ss and effec­ti­ve­ness of our Inter­net service.

(3) Use of cookies:

  1. 1. a) The scope and func­tion­a­li­ty of the types of coo­kies used by this web­site are explai­ned in the following:

– Tran­si­ent coo­kies (see b)

– Per­sis­tent coo­kies (see c).

b) Tran­si­ent coo­kies are auto­ma­ti­cal­ly dele­ted when you clo­se your brow­ser. The most com­mon­ly used tran­si­ent coo­kies are so-cal­led ses­si­on coo­kies. The­se coo­kies store a so-cal­led ses­si­on ID, which can be used to allo­ca­te the dif­fe­rent requests made by your brow­ser to a sin­gle ses­si­on. This allows for the reco­gni­ti­on of your com­pu­ter when you return to our web­site. Ses­si­on coo­kies are dele­ted when you log off or when you clo­se your browser.

c) Per­sis­tent coo­kies are auto­ma­ti­cal­ly dele­ted after a spe­ci­fic peri­od, which may vary from coo­kie to coo­kie. You can dele­te the coo­kies at any time by chan­ging the secu­ri­ty set­tings of your browser.

d) You can con­fi­gu­re your brow­ser set­tings to your pre­fe­ren­ces and, for exam­p­le, set it to pre­vent all or only third-par­ty coo­kies from being pla­ced on your com­pu­ter. Plea­se note that you may in this case not be able to use the full ran­ge of func­tions offe­red on this website.

e) If you have an account with us, we will use coo­kies to iden­ti­fy you on sub­se­quent visits to our web­site. If you have coo­kies are deac­ti­va­ted, you will have to log­in each time you visit our website.

f) Infor­ma­ti­on coll­ec­ted by Flash-coo­kies is not stored in your Flash plug-in rather than in your brow­ser. We also use HTML5 sto­rage objects, which are pla­ced on your device. The­se objects store the neces­sa­ry data irre­spec­ti­ve of the type of brow­ser used by you and do not expi­re auto­ma­ti­cal­ly. If you would like to pre­vent Flash coo­kies from coll­ec­ting data, you will have to install one of the available add-ons, such as „Bet­ter Pri­va­cy“ for Mozil­la Fire­fox ( or the Ado­be-Flash-Kil­ler coo­kie for Goog­le Chro­me. You can pre­vent the use of HTML5 sto­rage objects by swit­ching your brow­ser to the “brow­se in pri­va­te” mode. We also recom­mend that you regu­lar­ly dele­te the coo­kies on your com­pu­ter and your brow­ser histo­ry manually.

Sec­tion 4: Addi­tio­nal func­tions and ser­vices of our website

(1) In addi­ti­on to using our web­site for the sole pur­po­se of obtai­ning infor­ma­ti­on, we offer a num­ber of ser­vices you can use if you are inte­res­ted in them. This will usual­ly requi­re you to dis­c­lo­se addi­tio­nal per­so­nal data, which will used to pro­vi­de the respec­ti­ve ser­vice and which is gover­ned by the data pro­ces­sing prin­ci­ples set out above.

(2) We will in some cases invol­ve exter­nal ser­vice pro­vi­ders in the pro­ces­sing of your data. The­se ser­vice pro­vi­ders have been careful­ly sel­ec­ted and ins­truc­ted by us, they are bound by our ins­truc­tions and are audi­ted regularly.

(3) We may also dis­c­lo­se your per­so­nal data to third par­ties in the con­text of par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on at spe­cial events, sweepsta­kes, pro­po­sed con­tracts or simi­lar ser­vices offe­red by us in coope­ra­ti­on with part­ners. You will in the­se cases be pro­vi­ded with fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on when sub­mit­ting your per­so­nal data, or in the foo­ter of the descrip­ti­on of the service.

(4) In as far as our ser­vice pro­vi­ders or part­ners are based in a coun­try out­side of the Euro­pean Eco­no­mic Area (EEA), we will inform you about the con­se­quen­ces ent­ail­ed by the­se arran­ge­ments in the ser­vice description.

Sec­tion 5: Objec­tion against the pro­ces­sing of data, revo­ca­ti­on of consent

(1) You may revo­ke any pre­vious­ly gran­ted decla­ra­ti­on of con­sent to the pro­ces­sing of your data at any time. A revo­ca­ti­on will affect the per­mis­si­bi­li­ty of the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data with effect on the future.

(2) You may object against the pro­ces­sing of your data in as far as we are basing the data pro­ces­sing on a balan­cing of inte­rests. This is the case if the data pro­ces­sing is not requi­red to per­form a con­tract with you, which we will dis­c­lo­se in each case in the descrip­ti­on of the func­tions out­lined below. If you deci­de to object against the pro­ces­sing of your data, we would app­re­cia­te you informing us about the reasons why you would pre­fer us not to pro­cess your data. If your objec­tion is legi­ti­ma­te, we will inves­ti­ga­te the cir­cum­s­tances and eit­her dis­con­ti­nue or adjust the data pro­ces­sing, or alter­na­tively inform you of our com­pel­ling legi­ti­ma­te inte­rests in the con­ti­nua­tion of the data processing.

(3) You may at any time object against the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data for adver­ti­sing and data ana­ly­sis ser­vices. Plea­se sub­mit your objec­tion against the use of your data for adver­ti­sing pur­po­ses by email to