The protection of your personal data gained in surveying, processing and use during and after your visit to our website is important to us, so we protect your data within the framework of legal regulations.

Use and transmission of personal data

We use the personal data you have made available to us only to answer your inquiries, transact contracts concluded with you, for technical administration, and to provide you with additional information on our services.

Your personal data will be transmitted to third parties or otherwise transferred only if this is necessary for the purposes of transacting contracts – in particular the transfer of order data to suppliers – or for accounting purposes, to which you have previously consented. You have the right to revoke consent that you have issued, effective for the future, at any time. This does not however exclude transmission of such data to government authorities (e.g. law enforcement agencies) in cases in which German or European law requires such transmission.

Stored personal data is deleted when you revoke your consent to its storage, when your cognizance is no longer required to fulfil the purpose of the storage, or when the storage of your data is unlawful for other legal reasons.

Right to information

We will be happy to provide you with information in written form on personal data about you that has been stored.

Data security notice

We make every effort to store your personal data using all technical and organisational means to ensure that third parties cannot access it. We cannot however, guarantee complete data security in e-mail communication, so we recommend you send confidential information by post.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

We also use Analytics to statistically evaluate data originating from AdWords. Should you not wish this function to be enabled, you may deactivate this feature at the ad settings manager (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en).

Use of Piwik

This website uses Piwik open source software to statistically analyse its visitors. Piwik uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information produced by the cookie generated through your use of this website is stored on a server of German hosting company Hetzner. The IP address is immediately anonymised after processing and before the cookie is stored. You can prevent cookies from being installed by changing your browser’s software settings accordingly. We must point out however, that you may then not be able to completely use all the website’s functions.