Information on data protection and cookies
Controller regarding your personal data is:
We may process your personal data based on your consent or as necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests, including for providing you with our web offering, products, to adopt our offer to your interests and to improve our offer as further set out below (Art. 6 (1)(1) (a), (f) GDPR).*
Collection and processing of personal data
You can visit and use our website without telling us who you are. We do not require any registration.
When you access our website, you (as a technical necessity) transmit data to our web server via your internet browser. The following data is recorded during an ongoing connection for communication between your internet browser and our web server: Date and time of the request; name of the requested file; page from which the file was requested; access status (transfer file, file not found, etc.); used web browser and operating system used; IP address of the requesting computer; transferred amount of data. For reasons of technical security we store this data for a short time. We cannot connect the information to individual persons. We do not store the data for more than thirty days.
To make this website work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most websites do this too.
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
Cookies are either:
Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any information from your computer.
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
We use the “Google Maps” map service from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (“Google”). When the website is accessed, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established in order to enable the map to be displayed or to update it. A cookie may also be set in your browser. The legal basis is the legitimate interest in the optimization and economic operation of the website. Through the connection, Google can recognize from which website a request is being sent and to which IP address the representation of the font is being transmitted. Google offers further information, in particular about the possibilities of preventing the use of data, under the following links: https://policies.google.com/privacy; https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
Transfer to a third country (outside EU/EEA)
Other than described herein, no transfer will take place to third parties outside the EU/EEA.
No automated decision-making
We do not collect or use any data for automated decision making.
Data Protection Contact
You may contact us on any data protection issues:
zH Thomas Becker
T +49 221 467 835 10
F +49 221 467 835 11
We are not obliged to appoint a data protection officer under the applicable laws.
Your information rights and other rights
You have the right to request from the controller access to and rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing concerning the data subject or to object to processing as well as the right to data portability in accordance with the GDPR* and the applicable laws. Please contact the address given above by email or by mail.
Right to lodge a complaint
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority in accordance with the GDPR* and the applicable laws if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDRP*. For this purpose, you may contact in particular the supervisory authority in the EU Member State of your habitual residence or the place of the alleged infringement.
The supervisoryauthoritythat is directly responsible for us is the North Rhine-Westphalia Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (LDI NRW), Germany. For more information go to www.ldi.nrw.de.
Professional secrecy and electronic communication
Please read our additional information regarding professional secrecy and the use of electronic communication here.
Responsibility for external links
No responsibility is assumed for the content of external websites that link to this website or which are linked from this website.
Last update: 1 September 2020