Clarification on Data Security – Your data is safe with us

Data security is a matter of trust and your trust is very important for us. We respect your private and personal sphere. The protection and the legal collection, processing and utilization of your personal data are therefore an important matter of concern for us. To ensure that you feel safe when you visit our website, we observe very stringent legal regulations in the processing of your personal data and we would like to inform you here about our data collection and data usage.

1. Anonymous Data Collection
You can visit our website, without providing any personal data. We merely store access data which is not personally identifiable, such as the name of your internet service provider, the site or the page from where you visited us or the name of the file that you have requested. This data is evaluated exclusively for improving our offer and will not determine your identity.

2. Collection and processing personal Data
Personal data is collected only if you communicate this to us by yourself through a contact over our contact form. The data entered by you in the contact form like name, company, E-mail and telephone is saved and used by us for the purpose of individual communication with you.

3. Cookies
Our web page uses the so called “Cookies”, which serve the purpose of making our internet presence completely user friendly, effective as well as safe – sometimes even to accelerate the navigation on our platform. For this purpose the cookies place us in the position, to somewhat assess the frequency of calling our web page and the general navigation. In the cookies there are small text files, which are placed on your computer system. We would like to point out to you, that some of these cookies from our server get loaded on to your computer system, whereby, mostly the “session-cookies” come into play. “Session-Cookies” distinguish themselves with the feature that they get automatically deleted from your hard disk at the end of the browser session. Other cookies remain on your computer system and enable us to re recognize your computer system in your next visit (so called .lasting cookies). Naturally, you can always reject the cookies any time, as long as your browser permits this.

4. Use of Google Analytics
Our web site uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses the so called “cookies”, text files, which are stored on your computer and which enables the analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie through your use of this website (including your IP-address) is transferred to a server of Google in the USA and saved there. Google uses this information, to evaluate your use of the website, to generate reports over the website activities for the website operator and to provide additional services connected with the use of the website and the internet use. Google also transfers this information, if necessary to a third person, as long as this is legally specified or as long as the third party processes this data in a contract from Google. Google will never connect your IP address with other data of Google. You can prevent the installation of the cookies through a corresponding setting of your browser software; we however, would like to inform that, in this case you cannot use all the functions of this website. By using this website you clarify that you agree to the processing of the data relating to you collected by Google in the type and method described earlier and for the mentioned purpose. The data collection and storage can be revoked at any time, with immediate effect in the future. You can find our address for your contradiction in our imprint. Alternatively you can use the deactivation-add-on of Google Analytics (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en), as long as it is available for your Browser. It is pointed out here that, this website Google Analytics is used with the expansion of IP anonymisation and therefore IP addresses can be further processed only in an abbreviated form, to exclude a direct personal contact.

5. Right to Information
As per the Federal Data Protection Act you have a right to free information about your stored data as well as the right to rectification, blocking or deletion of this data.

6. Data Security
We secure our website and other systems by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, change or processing of your data by unauthorized persons.

7. Additional Information and Contact
If you have additional questions on the topic of data security, please contact us. With reference to questions on the collection, processing or use of your personal data, with reference to the information, authorization, blocking or deletion of data as well as revoking of the willingness which has been given, please revert to:

Caroline Rosenbaum Oskar-Jäger Street 139–141
D-50825 Cologne
Telephone +49 - (0) 221 - 95 427 10

8. Downloading and Printing
You can also download this text in PDF format. For viewing and printing of the PDF files you require a PDF reader, which you can download free of cost for example, from the company Adobe Systems GmbH. You can print the PDF files with the help of the Adobe Reader, in which you select in the menu file (or file) then select print (or print).

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