We are deligh­ted to wel­co­me you to our web­site. SILAG Han­del AG con­si­ders the pro­tec­tion and secu­ri­ty of your per­so­nal data       very important. The SILAG Han­del AG web­site can be used without the need to pro­vi­de any per­so­nal data. Howe­ver, if the per­son in ques­ti­on wis­hes to make use of par­ti­cu­lar ser­vices of our com­pa­ny via our web­site, it may beco­me necessa­ry to pro­cess per­so­nal data. If the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data is necessa­ry, and the­re is no sta­tu­to­ry basis for such pro­ces­sing, we gene­ral­ly obtain the con­sent of the affec­ted per­son.

The pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data such as the name, address, email address or tele­pho­ne num­ber of an affec­ted per­son is always car­ri­ed out in con­for­mi­ty with the Gene­ral Data Pro­tec­tion Regu­la­ti­on and in accordance with the country-specific data pro­tec­tion regu­la­ti­ons app­li­ca­ble to SILAG Han­del AG. By means of this data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­ti­on our com­pa­ny would like to inform the public about the type, scope and pur­po­se of the per­so­nal data collec­ted, used and pro­ces­sed by us. Fur­ther­mo­re, tho­se per­sons affec­ted will be infor­med of their rights by means of this Data Pro­tec­tion Decla­ra­ti­on.

SILAG Han­del AG, as data con­trol­ler, has imple­men­ted nume­rous tech­ni­cal and orga­ni­sa­tio­nal mea­su­res to ensu­re the most com­ple­te pro­tec­tion of per­so­nal data pro­ces­sed via this web­site.

  1. Name and address of the data con­trol­ler

The data con­trol­ler for the pur­po­ses of the Gene­ral Data Pro­tec­tion Regu­la­ti­on (GDPR), and other data pro­tec­tion laws app­li­ca­ble in Mem­ber sta­tes of the Euro­pean Uni­on, and other regu­la­ti­ons rela­ted to data pro­tec­tion is:

SILAG Han­del AG.
Lie­bigstras­se 1–9
40764 Lan­gen­feld, Ger­ma­ny

Pho­ne: 02173 3999–100
Fax: 02173 3999–399

Board of Direc­tors:
Sieg­fried Lapa­wa (Chair­man)
Hans-Hermann Lapa­wa
Tho­mas Becker

  1. Name and address of the Data Pro­tec­tion Offi­cer

SILAG Han­del AG

Mat­thi­as Schu­mann
Via Lie­big 1 – 9
40764 Lan­gen­feld Ger­ma­ny

Pho­ne: 02173 – 3999 ‑100
Fax: 02173 3999–399


Any per­son con­cer­ned can con­ta­ct our Data Pro­tec­tion Offi­cer direct­ly at any time with any ques­ti­ons or sug­ges­ti­ons regar­ding data pro­tec­tion.

  1. Collec­tion of gene­ral data and infor­ma­ti­on

The SILAG Han­del AG web­site collects a seri­es of gene­ral data and infor­ma­ti­on each time a per­son or an auto­ma­ted sys­tem acces­ses the web­site.

  1. Infor­ma­ti­on regar­ding the type and ver­si­on of brow­ser used
  2. The user’s ope­ra­ting sys­tem
  3. The user’s Inter­net ser­vice pro­vi­der
  4. The user’s IP address
  5. Date and time of access
  6. Web­sites from which the user’s sys­tem acces­ses our web­site
  7. Web­sites acces­sed by the user’s sys­tem via our web­site

SILAG Han­del AG does not draw any con­clu­si­ons about the per­son con­cer­ned when using this gene­ral data and infor­ma­ti­on. Rather, this infor­ma­ti­on is requi­red to (a) cor­rect­ly deli­ver the con­tents of our web­site, (b) opti­mi­se the con­tents of our web­site, © ensu­re the per­ma­nent func­tio­n­a­li­ty of our infor­ma­ti­on tech­no­lo­gy sys­tems and the tech­no­lo­gy of our web­site and (d) pro­vi­de law enfor­ce­ment aut­ho­ri­ties with the infor­ma­ti­on necessa­ry for cri­mi­nal pro­se­cu­ti­on in the event of a cyber attack. The­se anony­mous­ly collec­ted data and infor­ma­ti­on are the­re­fo­re eva­lua­ted sta­tis­ti­cal­ly by SILAG Han­del AG on the one hand and also with the aim of incre­a­sing data pro­tec­tion and data secu­ri­ty in our com­pa­ny in order ulti­mate­ly to ensu­re an opti­mal level of pro­tec­tion for the per­so­nal data pro­ces­sed by us. We store the anony­mous data of the ser­ver log files sepa­r­ate­ly from all per­so­nal data pro­vi­ded by the per­son con­cer­ned.

  1. Con­ta­ct opti­ons via the web­site

Due to legal regu­la­ti­ons, the SILAG Han­del AG web­site con­tains infor­ma­ti­on that enab­les prompt elec­tro­nic con­ta­ct and direct com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on with our com­pa­ny, which also inclu­des an address for elec­tro­nic mail (email address). If a per­son con­cer­ned con­ta­cts us by email, the per­so­nal data trans­mit­ted by the per­son con­cer­ned will be auto­ma­ti­cal­ly stored. Such per­so­nal data trans­mit­ted on a vol­un­ta­ry basis by a per­son con­cer­ned are stored for the pur­po­se of pro­ces­sing, or for con­ta­c­ting the the per­son con­cer­ned. The­re is no trans­fer of this per­so­nal data to third par­ties.

  1. Coo­kies

Our web­site uses coo­kies. Coo­kies are text files that are stored in the Inter­net brow­ser or by the inter­net brow­ser on the user’s com­pu­ter sys­tem. If a user visits a web­site, a coo­kie may be stored on the user’s ope­ra­ting sys­tem. This coo­kie con­tains a dis­tinc­ti­ve cha­rac­ter string that enab­les uni­que iden­ti­fi­ca­ti­on of the brow­ser when the web­site is acces­sed again.
We use coo­kies to make our web­site more user-friendly. Some ele­ments of our web­site requi­re that the cal­ling brow­ser can be iden­ti­fied even after chan­ging pages. The lan­guage set­tings you have made are stored in the coo­kies. We also use coo­kies on our web­site which enab­le ana­ly­sis of the user’s sur­fing beha­viour.
In this way, the fre­quen­cy of page views can be deter­mi­ned. The user data collec­ted in this way ispseud­ony­mi­sed by tech­ni­cal means. It is the­re­fo­re no lon­ger pos­si­ble to assign the data to the acces­sing user. The data is not stored tog­e­ther with users’ other per­so­nal data. When acces­sing our web­site, users are infor­med by an infor­ma­ti­on ban­ner on the use of coo­kies for ana­ly­ti­cal pur­po­ses and refer­red to this data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­ti­on. A note is also inclu­ded in this con­text as to how the user can dis­able the sto­rage of coo­kies in the brow­ser set­tings. When acces­sing our web­site, the user is infor­med regar­ding the use of coo­kies for ana­ly­ti­cal pur­po­ses and his or her con­sent to the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data used in this con­text is obtai­ned. In this con­text refe­rence is also made to this data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­ti­on.

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  • Rou­ti­ne era­su­re and blo­cking of per­so­nal data

Per­so­nal data of the per­son con­cer­ned will be pro­ces­sed and kept only for the peri­od necessa­ry to achie­ve its pur­po­se, unless this is requi­red by the Euro­pean Direc­ti­ve and Regu­la­ti­ons, or ano­t­her legis­la­tor in laws or regu­la­ti­ons under which the data con­trol­ler pro­ces­ses and stores the data.

  1. Rights of the per­son con­cer­ned

If your per­so­nal data is pro­ces­sed, you are a data sub­ject wit­hin the mea­ning of the GDPR and you have the fol­lowing rights with respect to the respon­si­ble par­ty:

  • Right to infor­ma­ti­on

You can request the data con­trol­ler to con­firm whe­ther we will pro­cess per­so­nal data that con­cerns you.
If such pro­ces­sing is to take place, you can request to be infor­med by the data con­trol­ler regar­ding the fol­lowing:

(1) the pur­po­ses for which the per­so­nal data are pro­ces­sed;
(2) the cate­go­ries of per­so­nal data being pro­ces­sed;
(3) the reci­pi­ents, or cate­go­ries of reci­pi­ents, to whom the per­so­nal data con­cer­ning you have been or will be dis­c­lo­sed;
(4) the plan­ned dura­ti­on of the sto­rage of the per­so­nal data con­cer­ning you or, if spe­ci­fic infor­ma­ti­on on this is not pos­si­ble, cri­te­ria for deter­mi­ning that sto­rage peri­od;
(5) the exis­tence of a right to rec­ti­fi­ca­ti­on or dele­ti­on of per­so­nal data con­cer­ning you, a right to limi­ta­ti­on of pro­ces­sing by the con­trol­ler or a right to object to such pro­ces­sing;
(6) the exis­tence of a right of appeal to a super­vi­so­ry aut­ho­ri­ty;
(7) any avail­ab­le infor­ma­ti­on on the ori­gin of the data if the per­so­nal data are not collec­ted from the data sub­ject;
(8) the exis­tence of auto­ma­ted decisi­on making inclu­ding pro­filing pur­suant to Art. 22 para. 1 and 4 GDPR and – at least in the­se cases – mea­ning­ful infor­ma­ti­on on the logic invol­ved and the scope and inten­ded effects of such pro­ces­sing for the per­son con­cer­ned.

You have the right to request infor­ma­ti­on regar­ding whe­ther your per­so­nal infor­ma­ti­on will be trans­mit­ted to a third-party coun­try or an inter­na­tio­nal orga­ni­sa­ti­on. In this respect, you can request the appro­pria­te gua­ran­tees in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR in con­nec­tion with the trans­mis­si­on.

  • The right of rec­ti­fi­ca­ti­on

You have a right of rec­ti­fi­ca­ti­on and/or com­ple­ti­on with respect to the respon­si­ble par­ty if the per­so­nal data pro­ces­sed con­cer­ning you is incor­rect or incom­ple­te. The con­trol­ler shall make the cor­rec­tion immedia­te­ly.

  • The right to limi­ta­ti­on of pro­ces­sing

Under the fol­lowing con­di­ti­ons, you may request that the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data con­cer­ning you be restric­ted:

(1) if you dis­pu­te the accu­ra­cy of the per­so­nal data con­cer­ning you, for a peri­od that enab­les the data con­trol­ler to veri­fy the accu­ra­cy of the per­so­nal data;
(2) the pro­ces­sing is unlaw­ful and you refu­se to dele­te the per­so­nal data and ins­tead request that the use of the per­so­nal data be restric­ted;
(3) the data con­trol­ler no lon­ger needs the per­so­nal data for the pur­po­ses of the pro­ces­sing, but you do need them to assert, exer­cise or defend legal claims, or
(4) if you object to the pro­ces­sing pur­suant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR pen­ding veri­fi­ca­ti­on as to whe­ther  the data controller’s legi­ti­ma­te grounds over­ri­de your rea­sons for the objec­tion.
Whe­re pro­ces­sing of the per­so­nal data that con­cerns you has been restric­ted, such data – apart from being stored – may be pro­ces­sed only with your con­sent or for the pur­po­se of asser­ting, exer­cis­ing or defen­ding rights or pro­tec­ting the rights of ano­t­her natu­ral or legal per­son or on the grounds of an important public inte­rest of the Uni­on or of a Mem­ber Sta­te.
If the pro­ces­sing restric­tion has been done in accordance with the abo­ve con­di­ti­ons, you will be infor­med by the per­son respon­si­ble befo­re the restric­tion is lifted.

  • Right to dele­ti­on
  1. a) Duty to dele­te
    You may request the data con­trol­ler to dele­te the per­so­nal data rela­ting to you without delay, and the con­trol­ler is obli­ged to dele­te this data without delay if one of the fol­lowing rea­sons app­lies:
    (1) The per­so­nal data con­cer­ning you are no lon­ger necessa­ry for the pur­po­ses for which they were collec­ted or other­wi­se pro­ces­sed.
    (2) You revo­ke your con­sent to the pro­ces­sing pur­suant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR , and whe­re the­re is no other legal ground for the pro­ces­sing.
    (3) You object pur­suant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, you object to the pro­ces­sing and the­re are no over­ri­ding jus­ti­fia­ble rea­sons for the pro­ces­sing, to the pro­ces­sing pur­suant to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR.
    (4) The per­so­nal data have been unlaw­ful­ly pro­ces­sed.
    (5) The dele­ti­on of per­so­nal data is requi­red to com­ply with legal obli­ga­ti­ons accord­ing to Uni­on law or the laws of the Mem­ber Sta­tes to which the data con­trol­ler is sub­ject;
    (6) The per­so­nal data that con­cerns you has been collec­ted in con­nec­tion with ser­vices offe­red by the infor­ma­ti­on com­pa­ny, pur­suant to Art. 8 para. 1 GDPR.
    b) Infor­ma­ti­on to third par­ties
    If the data con­trol­ler has made public the per­so­nal data rela­ting to you public, and if he is obli­ged under Art. 17, para. 1 GDPR to dele­te it, he shall take appro­pria­te mea­su­res, inclu­ding tech­ni­cal mea­su­res, taking into account avail­ab­le tech­no­lo­gy and imple­men­ta­ti­on cos­ts, to inform tho­se data pro­ces­sors who pro­cess the per­so­nal data rela­ting to you that you as the per­son con­cer­ned have reques­ted dele­ti­on of all links to this per­so­nal data inclu­ding copies or repli­ca­ti­ons of this per­so­nal data.
    c) Excep­ti­ons
    The right to can­cel­la­ti­on does not exist to the extent that the pro­ces­sing is necessa­ry
    (1) to exer­cise free­dom of expres­si­on and infor­ma­ti­on;
    (2) for the per­for­mance of a legal obli­ga­ti­on requi­red for pro­ces­sing under the law of the Uni­on or of the Mem­ber Sta­tes to which the con­trol­ler is sub­ject or for the per­for­mance of a task in the public inte­rest or in the exer­cise of offi­cial aut­ho­ri­ty con­fer­red on the con­trol­ler;
    (3) for rea­sons of public inte­rest in the field of public health in accordance with Art. 9 para. 2 lit. h and i, as well as Art. 9 para. 3 GDPR;
    (4) for archi­ving pur­po­ses in the inte­rest of public, sci­en­ti­fic or his­to­ri­cal rese­arch pur­po­ses or for sta­tis­ti­cal pur­po­ses in accordance with Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, to the extent that the law refer­red to in a) is likely to ren­der impos­si­ble or serious­ly pre­ju­di­cial the attain­ment of the objec­ti­ves of such pro­ces­sing; or
    (5) to assert, exer­cise or defend legal claims.
  • Right to infor­ma­ti­on

If you have exer­cis­ed your right to have the data con­trol­ler cor­rect, dele­te or limit the pro­ces­sing, he is also obli­ged to inform all reci­pi­ents of the per­so­nal data that con­cerns you of this cor­rec­tion or dele­ti­on of the data, or restric­tion on pro­ces­sing, unless this pro­ves impos­si­ble or invol­ves a dis­pro­por­tio­na­te expen­se.
You have the right to be infor­med by the con­trol­ler of such reci­pi­ents.

  • Right to data por­ta­bi­li­ty

You have the right to obtain your per­so­nal data, which you have pro­vi­ded to the con­trol­ler, in a struc­tu­red, com­mon­ly used and machine-readable for­mat. In addi­ti­on, you have the right to trans­mit this data to ano­t­her con­trol­ler without hin­dran­ce from the con­trol­ler to which the per­so­nal data has been pro­vi­ded, as long as

(1) the pro­ces­sing is based on con­sent pur­suant to to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, GDPR or Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. a GDPR or on a con­tract pur­suant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR and
(2) pro­ces­sing is car­ri­ed out by means of auto­ma­ted methods.
In exer­cis­ing this right, you shall have the right to have the per­so­nal data trans­mit­ted direct­ly from one con­trol­ler to ano­t­her, whe­re tech­ni­cal­ly fea­si­ble. The free­doms and rights of other per­sons must not be affec­ted by this.
The right to data por­ta­bi­li­ty shall not app­ly to the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data necessa­ry for the per­for­mance of a task in the public inte­rest or in the exer­cise of offi­cial aut­ho­ri­ty con­fer­red on the respon­si­ble par­ty.

  • Right to object

You have the right, for rea­sons ari­sing from your spe­ci­fic situa­ti­on, to object to the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data con­cer­ning you at any time, car­ri­ed out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or lit. f, GDPR; the same app­lies to pro­filing based on the­se pro­vi­si­ons.
The respon­si­ble par­ty will no lon­ger pro­cess the per­so­nal data that con­cerns you, unless the par­ty can pro­ve com­pel­ling legi­ti­ma­te rea­sons for the pro­ces­sing, which out­weigh your inte­rests, rights and free­doms, or the pro­ces­sing ser­ves to assert, exer­cise or defend legal claims.
If the per­so­nal data that con­cerns you is being pro­ces­sed for direct mar­ke­ting pur­po­ses, you have the right to object at any time to the pro­ces­sing of the per­so­nal data that con­cerns you for the pur­po­se of such mar­ke­ting; this also app­lies to pro­filing, inso­far as it is asso­cia­ted with such direct mar­ke­ting.
If you object to pro­ces­sing that is for direct mar­ke­ting pur­po­ses, the per­so­nal data that con­cerns you will no lon­ger be pro­ces­sed for the­se pur­po­ses.
In the con­text of the use of the ser­vices of the infor­ma­ti­on com­pa­ny, and not­with­stan­ding Direc­ti­ve 2002/58/EC, you may exer­cise your right to object by auto­ma­ted means using tech­ni­cal spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons.

  • The right to revo­ke the data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­ti­on of con­sent

You have the right at any time to revo­ke your data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­ti­on of con­sent. The with­dra­wal of con­sent shall not affect the law­ful­ness of pro­ces­sing taking place on the basis of this con­sent befo­re its revo­ca­ti­on.

  • Auto­ma­ted decisi­on in indi­vi­du­al cases, inclu­ding pro­filing

You have the right not to be sub­ject to a decisi­on based exclu­si­ve­ly on auto­ma­ted pro­ces­sing – inclu­ding pro­filing – that has legal effect against you or signi­fi­cant­ly impairs you in a simi­lar man­ner. This does not app­ly if the decisi­on
(1) is necessa­ry for the con­clu­si­on or ful­film­ent of a con­tract bet­ween you and the per­son respon­si­ble,
(2) the legis­la­ti­on of the Uni­on or of the Mem­ber Sta­tes to which the per­son respon­si­ble is sub­ject is admis­si­ble and that legis­la­ti­on con­tains appro­pria­te mea­su­res to safe­guard your rights, free­doms and legi­ti­ma­te inte­rests; or
(3) with your express con­sent.
Howe­ver, the­se decisi­ons may not be based on spe­cial cate­go­ries of per­so­nal data pur­suant to Art. 9, para. 1 GDPR, unless Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. a or g app­lies and appro­pria­te mea­su­res have been taken to pro­tect your rights and free­doms as well as your legi­ti­ma­te inte­rests.
In the cases refer­red to in (1) and (3), the respon­si­ble par­ty shall take rea­son­ab­le mea­su­res to safe­guard your rights, free­doms and legi­ti­ma­te inte­rests, inclu­ding at least the right to obtain the inter­ven­ti­on of a per­son on the part of the respon­si­ble par­ty, to sta­te his or her own posi­ti­on and to chal­len­ge the decisi­on.

  • The right of appeal to a super­vi­so­ry aut­ho­ri­ty

Without pre­ju­di­ce to any other admi­nis­tra­ti­ve or judi­cial reme­dy, you have the right of appeal to a super­vi­so­ry aut­ho­ri­ty, in par­ti­cu­lar in the Mem­ber Sta­te whe­re you resi­de, whe­re you work or whe­re the infrin­ge­ment is suspec­ted, if you belie­ve that the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data that con­cerns you is in con­tra­ven­ti­on of GDPR.
The super­vi­so­ry aut­ho­ri­ty with which the appeal has been lod­ged shall inform the appel­lant of the sta­tus and results of the appeal, inclu­ding the pos­si­bi­li­ty of a judi­cial reme­dy under Art. 78 GDPR.

  1. Legal basis of the pro­ces­sing

Art 6 I lit. a GDPR ser­ves our com­pa­ny as a legal basis for pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons through 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 per­son con­cer­ned is a par­ty, as is the case for examp­le with pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons necessa­ry for the deli­very of goods or the pro­vi­si­on of other ser­vices or returns, the pro­ces­sing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same app­lies to such pro­ces­sing pro­ce­du­res that are necessa­ry to car­ry out pre-contractual mea­su­res, for examp­le in cases of enqui­ries about our pro­ducts or ser­vices. If our com­pa­ny is sub­ject to a legal obli­ga­ti­on which requi­res the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data, for examp­le to ful­fil tax obli­ga­ti­ons, the pro­ces­sing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data may beco­me necessa­ry to pro­tect the vital inte­rests of the per­son con­cer­ned, or 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 had to be pas­sed on to a doc­tor, a hos­pi­tal or other third par­ties. The pro­ces­sing would then be based on Art. 6 I lit. d GDPR. Ulti­mate­ly, pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR. Pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons which are not cove­r­ed by any of the afo­re­men­tio­ned legal clau­ses are based on this legal clau­se if pro­ces­sing is necessa­ry to safe­guard a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest of our com­pa­ny or a third par­ty, pro­vi­ded that the inte­rests, fun­da­men­tal rights and free­doms of the data sub­ject do not out­weigh them. We are per­mit­ted to car­ry out such pro­ces­sing pro­ce­du­res, in par­ti­cu­lar becau­se they have been spe­ci­fi­cal­ly men­tio­ned by the Euro­pean legis­la­tor. In this respect, it took the view that a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest could be assu­med if the per­son con­cer­ned is a cus­to­mer of the respon­si­ble data con­trol­ler (reci­tal 47, second sen­tence, GDPR).

  1. Legi­ti­ma­te inte­rests in the pro­ces­sing car­ri­ed out by the con­trol­ler or by a third par­ty

Whe­re the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data is based on Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR our legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest is to car­ry out our busi­ness to the bene­fit of the wel­fa­re of all our employees.

  1. Peri­od for which the per­so­nal data will be stored

The cri­ter­ion for the dura­ti­on of the sto­rage of per­so­nal data is the rele­vant sta­tu­to­ry reten­ti­on peri­od. After the expi­ry of the time peri­od, the cor­re­spon­ding data will be rou­ti­nely dele­ted pro­vi­ded it is no lon­ger requi­red for the ful­film­ent of the con­tract or for initia­ting a con­tract.

  1. Sta­tu­to­ry or con­trac­tu­al requi­re­ments for the pro­vi­si­on of per­so­nal data; Requi­re­ment for con­clu­ding a con­tract; obli­ga­ti­on of the per­son con­cer­ned to pro­vi­de the per­so­nal data; pos­si­ble con­se­quen­ces of fail­u­re to pro­vi­de the data

We inform you that the pro­vi­si­on of per­so­nal data is in part pre­scri­bed by law (e.g. tax regu­la­ti­ons) or may also result from con­trac­tu­al regu­la­ti­ons (e.g. infor­ma­ti­on regar­ding the con­trac­tu­al part­ner). In some cases, it may be necessa­ry for a con­tract to be con­clu­ded that a per­son con­cer­ned should pro­vi­de us with per­so­nal data which must sub­se­quent­ly be pro­ces­sed by us. For examp­le, the per­son con­cer­ned is obli­ged to pro­vi­de us with per­so­nal data if our com­pa­ny enters into a con­tract with him/her. Fail­u­re to pro­vi­de per­so­nal data would mean that the con­tract with that per­son could not be con­clu­ded. Befo­re pro­vi­ding per­so­nal data, the per­son con­cer­ned must con­ta­ct one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data sub­ject on a case-by-case basis whe­ther the pro­vi­si­on of per­so­nal data is requi­red by law or con­tract, or requi­red for the con­clu­si­on of the con­tract, and whe­ther the­re is an obli­ga­ti­on to pro­vi­de the per­so­nal data and what con­se­quen­ces the fail­u­re to pro­vi­de the per­so­nal data would have.

  1. Use of Goog­le Ana­ly­tics

This web­site uses Goog­le Ana­ly­tics, a web ana­ly­tics ser­vice pro­vi­ded by Goog­le Inc. (her­ein­af­ter refer­red to as Goog­le). Goog­le Ana­ly­tics uses „coo­kies”, text files stored on your com­pu­ter that enab­le your web­site use to be ana­ly­sed. Cookie-generated infor­ma­ti­on about your use of this web­site is usual­ly trans­mit­ted to and stored on a Goog­le ser­ver in the USA. Howe­ver, becau­se IP anony­miz­a­ti­on is acti­va­ted on this web­site, Goog­le will store your IP address in shor­ten­ed form if you are acces­sing this site from wit­hin the Euro­pean Uni­on or the Euro­pean Eco­no­mic Area. Only in excep­tio­nal cases will the full IP address be trans­fer­red to a Goog­le ser­ver in the USA and trun­ca­ted the­re. Goog­le will use this infor­ma­ti­on on behalf of the ope­ra­tor of this web­site to eva­lua­te your use of the web­site, to com­pi­le reports on web­site acti­vi­ty, and to pro­vi­de other ser­vices regar­ding web­site acti­vi­ty and inter­net usa­ge for the web­site ope­ra­tor. The IP address trans­mit­ted by your brow­ser as part of Goog­le Ana­ly­tics is not con­fla­ted with other Goog­le data.

You may refu­se the use of coo­kies by selec­ting the appro­pria­te set­tings on your brow­ser. Howe­ver, plea­se be advi­sed that if you opt out of using coo­kies, you may not be able to use all the fea­tures of this web­site. You can also pre­vent the collec­tion of data pro­du­ced by coo­kies and asso­cia­ted with your use of the web­site (inclu­ding your IP address), its trans­mis­si­on to, and its pro­ces­sing by Goog­le, by down­loading and instal­ling the brow­ser plugin avail­ab­le at the fol­lowing link Brow­ser Add On to deac­ti­va­te Goog­le Ana­ly­tics.

In addi­ti­on or as an alter­na­ti­ve to the brow­ser add-on, you can pre­vent Goog­le Ana­ly­tics tracking on our pages by cli­cking this link. This will install an opt-out coo­kie onto your device. This will pre­vent the collec­tion of data by Goog­le Ana­ly­tics for this web­site and for this brow­ser, for as long as the coo­kie remains instal­led in your brow­ser.

  1. Use of script libra­ries (Goog­le Web­fonts)

In order to pre­sent our con­tents cor­rect­ly and in a gra­phi­cal­ly appe­aling way across all brow­sers, we use script libra­ries and font libra­ries such as Goog­le Web Fonts ( on this web­site. Goog­le Web Fonts are loa­ded into your browser’s cache to avoid mul­ti­ple loading. If your brow­ser does not sup­port Goog­le Web Fonts or does not allow access, con­tent will be dis­play­ed in a default font.

Cal­ling script libra­ries or font libra­ries auto­ma­ti­cal­ly trig­gers a con­nec­tion to the libra­ry ope­ra­tor. In theo­ry, it is pos­si­ble – but cur­r­ent­ly also unclear whe­ther and, if so, for what pur­po­ses – that ope­ra­tors of cor­re­spon­ding libra­ries collect data.

The pri­va­cy poli­cy of the libra­ry ope­ra­tor Goog­le can be found here:

  1. Use of Goog­le Maps

This web­site uses Goog­le Maps API for the dis­play of geo­gra­phi­cal infor­ma­ti­on. When using Goog­le Maps, Goog­le also collects, pro­ces­ses and uses data about the use of map func­tions by visi­tors. For more infor­ma­ti­on about how Goog­le pro­ces­ses your infor­ma­ti­on, plea­se see Goog­le Pri­va­cy Noti­ces . The­re you can also chan­ge your per­so­nal data pro­tec­tion set­tings in the Data Pro­tec­tion Cent­re.

Detail­ed inst­ruc­tions for mana­ging your own data in con­nec­tion with Goog­le pro­ducts can be found here.

  1. Embed­ded You­Tube vide­os

On some of our web­sites we embed You­Tube vide­os. The ope­ra­tor of the respec­ti­ve plugins is You­Tube LLC, 901 Cher­ry Ave., San Bru­no, CA 94066, USA. As soon as you visit a page with a You­Tube plugin, a con­nec­tion to You­Tube ser­vers will be estab­lis­hed. This will inform You­Tube which pages you are visi­t­ing. When you are log­ged in to your You­Tube account, You­Tube can reco­gni­se your sur­fing habits. You can pre­vent this by log­ging out of your You­Tube account befo­re­hand.

As soon as a You­Tube video starts, the pro­vi­der uses coo­kies that collect infor­ma­ti­on about user beha­viour.

If you have deac­ti­va­ted the sto­rage of coo­kies for the Goog­le Ad pro­gram, you do not have to reck­on with such coo­kies when viewing You­Tube vide­os. You­Tube also stores infor­ma­ti­on on usa­ge that is not rela­ted to indi­vi­du­als in other coo­kies. If you wish to pre­vent this, you must block the saving of coo­kies in your brow­ser.

Fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on on data pro­tec­tion at „You­tube” can be found in the provider’s pri­va­cy poli­cy via