Data Protection Policy

Information Obligation Statement (Privacy Policy)

This privacy policy provides you with information on the nature, scope, and purpose of the processing of personal data (referred to as “data” hereafter) in relation to our online offerings, associated websites, features, and content, as well as external online presence such as our social media profiles (collectively referred to as the “online offerings”). For the terms used, such as “processing” or “controller,” please refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Terms Used “Personal data” refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as the “data subject”). An identifiable natural person is someone who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g., a cookie), or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity of that natural person.

“Processing” encompasses any operation or set of operations performed on personal data, whether or not by automated means. The term is broad and includes virtually any handling of data. A “controller” is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

Relevant Legal Bases In accordance with Article 13 of the GDPR, we will inform you of the legal bases for our data processing. Unless otherwise stated in this privacy policy, the following legal bases apply: Consent is obtained on the basis of Article 6(1)(a) and Article 7 of the GDPR; processing for the performance of our services and the execution of contractual measures and responses to inquiries is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR; processing for compliance with our legal obligations is based on Article 6(1)(c) of the GDPR; and processing for the purposes of our legitimate interests is based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. Where the processing of personal data is necessary for the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person, Article 6(1)(d) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis.

Security Measures We kindly ask you to regularly review our privacy policy, as we may update it in response to changes in our data processing practices. We will inform you about any changes that require your participation (e.g., consent) or individual notification.

Protecting your personal data is of utmost importance to us. Therefore, we process your data exclusively in accordance with the applicable legal provisions (GDPR, Telecommunications Act 2003). This privacy policy provides information on the most important aspects of data processing within the scope of our website. We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g., communication by email) can have security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Cookies Our website uses cookies, which are small text files stored on your device via your browser. They do not cause any harm. We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. They allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

If you do not wish for cookies to be stored on your device, you can configure your browser to notify you when cookies are being set and to allow cookies only on a case-by-case basis. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of our website.

Contact When you contact us (e.g., via email, telephone, or social media), the user’s details will be processed for the purpose of handling the contact request and its execution in accordance with Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR. The user’s details may be stored in a customer relationship management (CRM) system or a similar inquiry management system. We delete the requests as soon as they are no longer necessary. The necessity is reviewed every two years, taking into account legal retention obligations.

Online Presence in Social Media We maintain online presences on social networks and platforms to communicate with customers, interested parties, and users, and to provide information about our services. When accessing the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and privacy policies of the respective operators apply.

Unless otherwise stated in our privacy policy, we process users’ data if they communicate with us within the social networks and platforms, for example, by posting on our online presences or sending us messages.