We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest in our company, our products and our homepage. The protection of your privacy when using our website is an absolute priority for us. Please take note of the following information regarding our privacy policies:

1. Collection, processing and use of personal data

Basically, you can visit our website without us collecting any personal data from you. We will only collect personal details if you voluntarily provide them upon conclusion of a contract, with the opening of a customer account or when contacting us. We then use your information without your express approval solely for the execution of the contract and to respond to your requests. After we have completed processing the contract and are in receipt of full payment, your details will be stored with regard to tax and commercial law retention periods. At the termination of the retention period, the your details are usually destroyed. Furthermore, personal data is collected when you sign up for our email newsletter. This data will be used by us for our own promotional purposes in the form of our email newsletters, provided you have expressly agreed herein. You can unsubscribe at any time using the link provided in the newsletter or by sending us an email. Your email address will then be deleted immediately.

2. Cookies

Among other things, our webpage uses "Cookies" that help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse this website. Cookies make our web presence safer as well as more user-friendly and efficient, for instance when it comes to speeding up the navigation on this site. In addition, Cookies enable us to measure page view frequency, traffic and general navigation. A Cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while a user is browsing a website. We would like to point out that some of these Cookies are transferred from our server to your computer system. These are mostly so-called "session cookies". The session cookie is stored in temporary memory only while the user is reading and navigating the website. They are automatically deleted when the user closes the browser. Other persistent Cookies remain on your computer. The initial value set in that cookie would be sent back to our server every time the user visits the server. Of course, you are always free to disable cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our site may not work properly or at all for you if you do so.

3. Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In case, IP anonymization on this website is activated, your IP address will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other with website and internet related services to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as a part of Google Analytics is not associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. We would like to point out, however, that you might not be able to use all features of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collecting of the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available through the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

4. Use of Facebook plugins

We have integrated so-called plugins of the social network facebook.com (hereinafter referred to as "Facebook"). Facebook is a company of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. A list of these plugins and their appearance can be viewed here: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins When you visit a site of our web presence that has such a plugin, the plugin causes the browser you are using to load the visual representation of the plugin from the Facebook server and display it. By integrating the plugin, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not currently logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) will be transmitted from your browser directly to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there. If you are a member of Facebook and logged in while you visit our web page, Facebook detects exactly which of our sites you are visiting through the information sent by the plugin and assigns this information to your personal Facebook account regardless of whether you clicked on the plugin or not. In case you activate one of the plugins, e.g. by clicking the "Like" button or by submitting a comment, this information will be sent to your personal Facebook account and stored there. To prevent that Facebook assigns the collected data to your Facebook account, log out of Facebook before visiting our website. To block the collection and dissemination of your visitor data by the Facebook plugin for the future, you can download a "Facebook Blocker" browser add-On for some internet browsers using the following link. Please do not delete the browser add-on for as long as you want to block the Facebook plugins: http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/ On the following homepage, you will find Facebook's privacy policy and more detailed information on the collection and use of data by Facebook and your rights regarding this as well as about how to protect your privacy. http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

5. Information on the rights of customers and contacts

You have a right to free information about your stored data, and a right to rectification, blocking or erasure of data. If you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, please contact us. The same applies to information, blocking, deletion and correction requests concerning your personal information and for revocation of consents granted. The contact address can be found in our Legal Notice.