data protection

Controller within the meaning of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:
Im Doorgrund 15
26160 Bad Zwischenahn
Deutschland, Germany
Tel.: +49 4403 8161-0
Fax: +49 4403 8161-29

Managing director authorised to represent the company: Siegmar Wolff

Your rights as a data subject
You can exercise the following rights at any time by contacting our data protection officer using the contact details provided:
• Information about your data stored by us and how it is processed,
• Rectification of incorrect personal data,
• Deletion of your data stored by us,
• Restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
• Objection to the processing of your data by us, and
• Data portability, provided you have given your consent to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us.

If you have given us consent, you can revoke this at any time with future effect.
You can lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority at any time. Which competent supervisory authority is relevant in your case depends on the federal state of your residence, your work or the alleged violation. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector), including addresses, can be found at (in German):

Purposes of data processing by the controller and third parties
We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this data protection declaration. Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those stated. We will only disclose your personal data to third parties if:
• you have given your express consent to this,
• processing is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract with you,
• processing is necessary to comply with a legal obligation,

processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of your data.

Deletion or blocking of data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data minimisation. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as stipulated by the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose has ceased to exist or these periods have expired, the corresponding data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
Collection of general information when visiting our website

When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected by means of a cookie. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider and similar. This is exclusively information that does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.

This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver contents of websites accessed by you and is compulsory when using the internet. In particular, it is processed for the following purposes:
• ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
• ensuring smooth use of our website,
• evaluating system security and stability, and
• other administrative purposes.

Processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest in connection with the aforementioned data collection purposes. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about your person. The only recipients of the data are the controller and, if applicable, processors.
Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us in order to optimise our website and the technology behind it.

Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. This automatically provides us with certain data such as IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the internet.
Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to a computer. The information contained in cookies allows us to facilitate your navigation and enable the correct display of our websites.

Under no circumstances will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.
Naturally you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via your browser settings. Please use the help functions of your internet browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that individual functions of our website may not be available if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

Registration on our website
When you register to use our personalised services, some personal data is collected, such as your name, address as well as contact and communication details such as telephone number and email address. If you are registered with us, you can access content and services that we only offer to registered users. Registered users also have the option of changing or deleting the data provided during registration at any time, if necessary. Naturally we will also provide you with information about the personal data we have stored about you at any time. We will also be happy to rectify or delete this data at your request, provided there are no legal obligations to retain data. To contact us in this regard, please use the contact details provided at the end of this data protection declaration.

Provision of chargeable services
For the provision of chargeable services, we request additional data, such as payment details, in order to be able to carry out your order. We store this data in our systems until the statutory retention periods have expired.

SSL encryption
To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Contact form
If you contact us by e-mail or contact form regarding questions of any kind, you give us your voluntary consent for the purpose of contacting you. In order to do so, you must provide a valid e-mail address. This is used to identify the enquiry and the subsequent response to it. Provision of any further data is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and for possible follow-up questions. Once your enquiry has been handled, personal data will be deleted automatically.

The purpose of the data processing is to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on activities on the website. Other related services are then to be provided based on the use of the website and the internet. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note, that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Embedded YouTube videos
We embed YouTube videos on some of our websites. The operator of the corresponding plug-ins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plug-in, a connection to YouTube servers is established. This informs Youtube which pages you are visiting. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can allocate your surfing behaviour to you as an individual. You can prevent this by logging out of your Youtube account first.
If a Youtube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behaviour.
If you have deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google Ad programme, no such cookies can be expected when watching Youtube videos. However, Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you wish to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in your browser.
Further information on data protection at “Youtube” can be found in the provider’s data protection declaration at:
Changes to our data protection policy
We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply to your next visit.
Questions to the data protection officer
If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organisation directly. You can contact our data protection officer at the following e-mail address: