Name and contact details of the controller:
Wuppertaler Straße 77
Phone +49 2324 9046-0
Fax +49 2324 9046-112
Collection and saving of personal data and the manner and purpose of its use
By accessing our website, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to our website’s server. This information is saved temporarily in a log file. The following information is collected without your involvement and saved until its automatic deletion:
We process the stated data for the following purposes:
When subscribing to our newsletter
If you have provided your explicit consent in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR, we use your e-mail address to regularly send you our newsletter. In order to receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to state an e-mail address. It is possible to unsubscribe at any time, for instance via a link at the end of every newsletter. Alternatively, you can send your unsubscription request at any time by e-mail to email@example.com.
When using our contact form
In the event of questions of any kind, we offer you the possibility of getting in contact with us via a form provided on the website. It is necessary to state a valid e-mail address for this so that we know from whom the enquiry comes and in order to respond to it. Further information can be provided voluntarily. Data processing for the purposes of establishing contact with us takes place in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR on the basis of the consent you grant voluntarily. The personal data collected by us via the use of the contact form is automatically deleted once your enquiry has been answered.
Sharing of data
Your personal data is not shared with third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:
These cookies enable us to automatically identify that you have already visited us the next time you visit our website. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined time. The data processed by cookies is required for the aforementioned purposes to maintain our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser in such a way that no cookies are saved on your computer or a notification is always displayed before a new cookie is created. The complete deactivation of cookies can, however, mean that you are unable to use all of the functions of our website.
Tracking tools The tracking measures listed below and used by us are implemented on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. We use these tracking measures as we want to ensure the needs-appropriate design and continuous optimisation of our website. At the same time, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and evaluate it for you for the purpose of optimising our service. These interests are to be considered legitimate as defined by the aforementioned regulation. The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.
For the purpose of the needs-based design and ongoing optimisation of our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/en/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter ‘Google’). In this connection, pseudonymous usage profiles are created and cookies (see point ‘Cookies’) used. The information that is created by the cookie regarding your use of this website such as
This information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to perform other services associated with the use of the website and the Internet for the purposes of market research and the needs-based design of these websites. This information may also be made accessible to third parties, where this is legally required, or where third parties are commissioned to process this data on Google’s behalf. Under no circumstances is your IP address combined with other Google data. The IP addresses are anonymised so that it is not possible to allocate them (IP masking). You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that it may not be possible to use all of the functions of this website in this case. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout). Alternatively to the browser add-on, particularly for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be saved that prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie only applies to this browser and our website and is saved on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you need to save the opt-out cookie again. You can find more information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics in the Google Analytics help (https://support.google.com/analytics).
We use the open source software Matomo to analyse and statistically evaluate the use of the website. Cookies are used for this (see paragraph 4). The information created by the cookie about the use of the website is transferred to our server and summarised in pseudonymous usage profiles. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website and enable the needs-appropriate design of our website. The information will not be shared with third parties. In no event is the IP address combined with other data relating to the user. The IP addresses are anonymised so that it is not possible to allocate them (IP masking). Your visit to this website is currently recorded by Matomo web analysis. Click here (https://matomo.org/docs/privacy/) so that your visit is no longer recorded.
Rights of the data subject
You have the right:
Right to object
If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, you have the right in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation or where the objection is against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which is implemented by us without stating a particular situation. If you would like to exercise your right to withdraw or object, it is sufficient to send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Within the website visit, we use the widespread SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in conjunction with the respective highest encryption level supported by your browser. This is generally 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we instead use 128-bit v3 technology. You can identify whether an individual page of our website is transferred encrypted by the displaying of a closed key or lock image in the lower status bar of your browser. We otherwise employ suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data from accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss or destruction, and against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are constantly improved in line with technological advancements.
Validity and changes to this data protection statement
This data protection statement is currently valid and dates from May 2018. It may be necessary to amend this data protection statement due to the further development of our website and services by means of or based on amended statutory or official requirements. You can access and print the latest data protection statement at any time at: