Data protection and privacy
The website provider takes your privacy very seriously and handles your personal data in confidence and in conformity with statutory data protection regulations and this data privacy statement.
When you use this website, different items of personal data are collected. Personal data is data that can be used to personally identify you. The present data privacy statement explains which data is collected and what it is used for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.
The controller for processing data on this website pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:
Teresa La Torre
Phone +49 (0)621-12479109
Fax +49 (0)621-12479110
Controller means the natural or legal person which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses and similar items of information).
Right to information, correction and deletion
You have the right to receive information at any time about your personal data stored by the website provider. You also have the right to correction and deletion of your personal data unless statutory retention periods stand counter to this.
You can make modifications or corrections to your personal data or request deletion by notifying the website provider in writing.
Revoking your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only allowed with your express consent. You can revoke your previously given consent at any time. To do so, it is sufficient to send an informal notification to the website provider by e-mail. The legality of data processing up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to file complaints with the responsible data protection authority
In case of data privacy breaches, the person affected has a right to complain to the responsible supervisory authority. The supervisory authority that is responsible for data protection issues is the Federal Data Protection Officer of the federal state in which the website provider’s company is located. For a list of Data Protection Officers in the individual German federal states and their contact details see here.
Right to data portability
You have the right to ask the website provider to send the data that is automatically processed based on your consent or in order to fulfil a contract to yourself or to a third party in a commonly used and machine-readable format. If you request that the data be transferred directly to another controller, this is only done to the extent that it is technically feasible.
This website uses so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser. They are used to make the functions offered more user-friendly, effective and secure.
Most of the cookies used by the website provider are so-called session cookies. They are automatically deleted when you terminate your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your computer until you delete them. These cookies enable the website provider to recognize your browser when you visit this website again.
You can make specific settings in your browser to be informed about cookie placement and to allow cookies only in particular cases, to exclude cookie acceptance for particular cases or generally as well as to activate automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.
Server log files
The Internet provider automatically records and saves information in so-called server log files, which are automatically transferred to the website provider. The information recorded relates to:
- Browser type/version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL (the page previously visited)
- Host name of the computer seeking access (IP address)
- Time of server enquiry
- IP address
The data is not aggregated with other data sources.
Processing data (customer and contract data)
The website provider collects, processes and uses your personal data only to the extent that it is required for the establishment, content design and change of the legal relationship (inventory data). This is based on Article 6 (1) lit. (b) of the GDPR, which permits data processing to fulfil a contract or in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract. The website provider only collects, processes and uses personal data on the usage of this website (usage data) insofar as this is necessary to allow users to make use of this service.
The collected customer data is deleted when the order has been completed or the relationship has been terminated. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
Usage of Matomo (formerly Piwik)
This website uses the open source software Matomo to evaluate visitor access. Matomo uses so-called cookies to evaluate your visit to this website. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser. To evaluate visitor access, the usage data generated by the cookie is transferred to the server of the Internet provider in Germany and stored there. The IP address will be anonymized before being stored. The Matomo cookies remain on your computer until you delete them. The information generated by the cookie is not transferred to third parties or to other servers; it is used solely to optimize this website. You can prevent cookies from being stored by making a corresponding setting in your browser software. However, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to make full use of all functions provided on this website.
You can object to the collection of your data by Matomo on this website at any time with a single mouse click. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which has the effect of preventing Matomo from collecting any session data. Attention: If you delete your cookies, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted. When you visit this website again, you must reactivate the opt-out cookie.
Changes to this privacy statement
The website provider reserves the right to modify this data privacy statement from time to time to ensure that it complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes in respect of the services provided in the privacy statement, e.g. with regard to the introduction of new services. The new data privacy statement will then apply on your next visit.