Privacy policy

We thank you for visiting our website. Safeguarding your data is of utmost importance to us. Therefore, we would like to provide you with detailed information about the use of your data when visiting our website.

Legal Basis for Processing

Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations required for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(b) GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1)(d) GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data.

Disclosure of Data

We do not transfer your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We will only share your personal data with third parties if:

  • You have given your explicit consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR,
  • The disclosure pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,
  • There is a legal obligation for the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR, and
  • The disclosure is lawful and is required for the fulfillment of a contract with you pursuant to Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR.

Data Subject Rights

You have the right to:

  • Request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged storage duration, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, the source of your data, if it was not collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and any meaningful information about the details of such decision-making;
  • In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, immediately demand the correction of incorrect or completion of your personal data stored by us;
  • In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for exercising the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims;
  • In accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, restrict the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is contested by you, the processing is unlawful but you oppose the erasure of the personal data, and we no longer need the data, but you need it to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims, or you have lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
  • In accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format or to request its transmission to another controller;
  • In accordance with Art. 22 GDPR, not be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you, provided that the decision is not necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between you and us;
  • Withdraw your consent given at any time pursuant to Art. 7(3) GDPR. As a result, we will no longer be allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent in the future; and
  • In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority at your usual place of residence or workplace or at our company headquarters if you believe that the processing of your data violates the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

General Data Collection

When you access our website or retrieve a file, data about this process is stored in a log file on our web server. In particular, the following data can be stored:

  • IP address (if possible, this is stored anonymously)
  • Domain name of the website from which you came
  • Names of the files accessed
  • Date and time of an access
  • Name of your Internet service provider
  • and, if applicable, the operating system and the browser version of your end device
    We only store IP addresses for data security reasons, to ensure the stability and security of our system (legal basis: Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). Statistical evaluation of anonymous datasets is reserved.

Contact Forms

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact data you provided there, will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of handling the inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent. The processing of this data is based on Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR due to your voluntarily granted consent. You can object to this at any time (right to withdraw consent).

Links to other Websites

Our website/app may, from time to time, contain links to third-party websites or to other websites operated by us. When you follow a link to one of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies, and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

SSL Encryption

This website uses SSL encryption (Secure Socket Layer) for the transmission of data from your browser to our server and to servers that provide files that we include on our website.
Data is transmitted in encrypted form. The data cannot be altered, and the sender can be identified.
You can recognize the presence of SSL encryption by the preceding text ‘https’ in the address of the website you are calling up in your browser.

Comment Function

On individual pages or posts, there is a voluntary comment function for users who would like to express their opinion on the respective page or post. The comment will be released after a positive review and will appear publicly on the page where the comment was submitted. There is no entitlement to release a comment. The commenter must provide a name, which may be a pseudonym. The commenter must also provide an email address. This is used to inform him about the status of his comment, especially if he has asked a question in the comment and is waiting for a response. The email address will not be displayed publicly, not passed on to third parties, and not manually evaluated. The commenter’s IP address is only stored in anonymized form. The comment will be permanently stored until it is deleted by you (or an administrator). Your email address provided for the comment will only be stored for the purpose of sending you a notification in case of a response to your comment. Any additional data provided by you for the comment will be published with the comment if you provide it. If a name is requested, you can also use a pseudonym.

References to Third-Party Websites

This website offers references to third-party websites in the form of so-called links or links. Only when you click on such a link, data is transmitted to the link destination. This is technically necessary. The transmitted data includes in particular: your IP address, the time at which you clicked on the link, the page on which you clicked on the link, information about your Internet browser. If you do not want this data to be transferred to the link destination, do not click on the link.

Security Notice

We secure our website and other IT systems through appropriate technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, unauthorized access, unauthorized modification or unauthorized distribution of your data. However, full protection against all hazards is practically not possible despite all care. Because complete data security cannot be guaranteed by us in e-mail communication, we recommend sending confidential information by post.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy if the legal situation or this online offering or the type of data collection changes. This only applies with regard to statements on data processing. If user consent is required or parts of the data protection declaration contain provisions of the contractual relationship with the users, the changes will only be made with the consent of the users.

Therefore, please inform yourself about this data protection declaration, especially if you provide personal data.

Your Contact Person

For questions regarding the collection, processing, or use of your personal data, for information, correction, blocking, or deletion of data, as well as for revoking granted consents or objecting to specific data usage, please contact:
Matthias Zoche
Bahnstraße 43
D-47906 Kempen
Tel.: + 49 (0) 151 5996 1871