Privacy policy

We collect, process and use your data only in the context of the legal provisions.

This privacy statement applies exclusively to the utilisation of the web sites provided by us. It does not apply to the web sites of other service providers, to which we refer solely via a link.

When using our web sites you will remain anonymous, so long as you do not make available to us personal data of your own free will. Personal data is only collected, if this is necessary for utilisation of the services offered on the web site, in particular on-line forms.

We will treat the data you have made available to us as strictly confidential. We will not pass on any personal data without your express consent, unless we are legally obliged to do so. We point out however that in transmitting data via the internet it is always possible that third parties take note of or falsify your data.

If you so request, we will allow you to inspect the data stored concerning you, alternatively we will delete these. If you want to amend, delete or inspect data, it is sufficient for this purpose to write to the address stated in the contact details.

As part of the notification to our customers concerning product news etc., we will only send you e-mails if you provide us with your e-mail address.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use 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. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

You can object to the collection and use of your IP address with Google Analytics at any time with effect for the future. For more information, seehttp://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. We point to the fact that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses.

Use of Facebook social plugins

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins please see http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge:

The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.

For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook’s privacy policy: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker“.