1. An Overview of Data Privacy
2. Data collection on our website
How do we collect your data?
Personal data such as name, address, telephone number, email address or other identifying information will only be collected by us if you provide us with such data voluntarily (ie. by completing the Contact Us Online form or by downloading any documents on our website). Accordingly, you can browse our website without giving any personal data, provided that the use of the website does not require registration.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This primarily includes technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you access the page.
For what purposes do we use your data?
A portion of the data collected is designed to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how you use the website.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, as well as the reasons for its collection, at no charge and at any time. You also have the right to request that this data be corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time by email using the address email@example.com if you have further questions about issues relating to data privacy. You may also file a complaint with the appropriate regulatory authorities.
When accessing our website, data is automatically collected by one or more small files – so-called Cookies – which are sent to your computer and saved automatically. This collected data cannot be assigned to a specific individual. The data includes information such as the internet browser and the operating system used, the domain name of previously visited web pages, the number of visits to our web sites and the average residence time.
For the storage of preferences and data that are needed during a visit to the website (session management and personalization) we use first-party Cookies, meaning Cookies that belong to the domain that appears in the address bar of the browser. To keep track of user trends and patterns (tracking) we use third-party Cookies, meaning Cookies that do not belong to the domain that appears in the address bar of the browser.
The data that we collect is used to continuously improve the quality of our services, to evaluate the attractiveness of our website as well as to improve the performance and the content of our website. Collected data from third-party Cookies are processed by third parties on our behalf. Third-party Cookies are exclusively used by our website and the provider of web statistics. These are not shared with other third parties.
Most browsers support Cookies and allow visitors to enable their blocking. You can set your browser so that all Cookies will be rejected or that you will receive a message when a Cookie is being sent. However, some functions or services on our website will not work properly or will not work at all without Cookies. Cookies that are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use are stored in a way that reflects existing data protection regulations.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in server log files. These are:
• Browser type and version
• Operating system used
• Referrer URL
• Host name of the accessing computer
• Time of the server request
• IP address
This data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is existing data protection regulations, which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
Contact and download form
Should you send us questions or download any documents via the contact forms on our website, we will collect the data entered on the forms, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and/or provide you with information relating to our products and services. We do not share this data without your permission. We will therefore process data you enter in our website contact forms with your consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time. An informal email to this effect is sufficient. The data processed before you withdraw your consent may still be legally processed. We will retain the data you provide us in our website contact forms until you request its deletion or withdraw your consent for its storage. Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory retention periods, remain unaffected.
3. General Information and Mandatory Information
Please note that data transmitted via the Internet (such as via email communications) may be subject to security breaches. Full and complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
Withdrawal of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may withdraw any consent you have already given at any time. An informal email to this effect is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from http:// to https:// and the padlock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar. The data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties if SSL or TLS encryption is activated.
Information, blocking, deletion
You have the right to be provided with information about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient, and the purpose for which it has been processed, free of charge and at any time. You also have the right to have data corrected, blocked or deleted.
4. Analytics Tools and Advertisement
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be truncated by Google. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on web site activity and to provide other services related to the use of the website and of the Internet for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be aggregated with any other data held by Google.