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Privacy Policy


Introduction and General Information


Thank you for your interest in our website. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Below you will find information on how we handle your data that is collected through your use of our website. Your data will be processed in accordance with the legal regulations on data protection.


Responsible body within the meaning of data protection law



Admiral-Scheer-Strasse. 16

45128 Essen

+49 201-857854-50


Contact details of the data protection officer



Definitions of terms


Our data protection declaration should be simple and understandable for everyone. In this data protection declaration, the official terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are generally used. The official definitions are explained in Art. 4 GDPR.


Data processing when you visit our website


When you visit our website, it is technically necessary that data is transmitted to our web server via your internet browser. The following data is recorded during an ongoing connection for communication between your Internet browser and our web server:


  • Date and time of the request

  • Name of the requested file Page

  • From which the file was requested

  • Access status

  • Web browser and operating system

  • Used (Full) IP address of the requesting computer

  • Amount of data transferred


We collect the listed data in order to ensure a smooth connection to the website and to enable users to use our website comfortably. In addition, the log file is used to evaluate system security and stability as well as for administrative purposes. The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data or the log files is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.


For reasons of technical security, in particular to ward off attempts to attack our web server, these Data stored by us for a short time. Based on this data, it is not possible for us to draw conclusions about individual persons. After seven days at the latest, the data is anonymized by shortening the IP address at domain level, so that it is no longer possible to establish a reference to the individual user. The data may also be processed anonymously for statistical purposes. A storage of this data together with other personal data of the user, a comparison with other databases or a transfer to third parties does not take place at any time.


Contact form and contact via e-mail


If you send us inquiries via the contact form or e-mail, your details from the inquiry form or your e-mail, including your first and last name, title, postal address, will be used for the purpose of processing the enquiry and stored by us in case of follow-up questions. An e-mail address is required for contact information, providing your name and telephone number is voluntary. Under no circumstances will we pass on this data without your consent. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR and, if applicable, Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR, if your request is aimed at concluding a contract. Your data will be deleted after your request has been processed, provided there are no legal storage requirements to the contrary. In the case of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR, you can object to the processing of your personal data at any time.


Google Analytics


Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies".


Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to Evaluate use of the website and create reports on website activity. Google will also use this information to provide the website operator with other services related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address sent by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. The processing takes place in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes.


We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that your IP address will only be processed by Google in abbreviated form. We have concluded an order processing contract with the service provider, in which we oblige them to protect our customers' data and not to pass it on to third parties. Since personal data is transferred to the USA, there are additional protective mechanisms required to ensure the data protection level of the GDPR. In order to guarantee this, we have agreed standard data protection clauses with the provider in accordance with Article 46 (2) (c) GDPR. These oblige the recipient of the data in the USA to process the data in accordance with the level of protection in Europe. In cases in which this cannot be ensured even with this contractual extension, we endeavor to obtain additional regulations and commitments from the recipient in the USA. The terms of use of Google Analytics and information on data protection can be accessed via the following link:

 The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. A deletion of the data at the user and event level associated with cookies, user identifiers (e.g. user ID) and advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID, IDFA [Apple identifier for advertisers]) is linked no later than 14 months after collection. You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website without restriction. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and analyzing your use of the website (including your IP address) and processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at is available.




Our website uses cookies, which are stored on your device by the browser, and which contain certain settings for the use of the website (e.g. the current session). Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective, and secure. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and which your browser stores. Most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted after the browser is closed. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them or the storage period expires. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.


In some cases, cookies are used to simplify website processes by saving settings (e.g. providing options that have already been selected). If personal data is also processed by individual cookies implemented by us, the processing takes place in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR either to execute the contract or in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR to safeguard our legitimate interests the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visit. You can change your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. The cookie settings can be managed under the following links for the respective browser.




You can also individually manage the cookies used for advertising by many companies and features. To do this, use the appropriate user tools, available at or  Most browsers also offer a so-called "Do Not Track" function, which you can use to indicate that you do not wish to be "tracked" by websites. When this feature is turned on, the browser tells ad networks, websites, and applications that you do not want to be tracked for behavioral advertising and the like. Information and instructions on how to edit this function are available from the following links, depending on your browser provider:


Google Chrome:

Mozilla Firefox:

Internet Explorer:




You can also prevent the loading of so-called scripts by default. NoScript allows the execution of JavaScripts, Java and other plug-ins only on trusted domains of your choice. Information and instructions on how to edit this function can be obtained from the provider of your browser (e.g. for Mozilla Firefox at: ).Please note that disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.


Data transfer and recipients


Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties unless


  • we have explicitly pointed this out in the description of the respective data processing.


  • if you have given your express consent pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 Letter a GDPR,

  • the disclosure pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 Letter f GDPR is required to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims and no There is reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,


  • in the event that for disclosure there is a legal obligation pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 Letter c GDPR and


  • insofar as this is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 Letter b GDPR.


We also use external service providers for the processing of our services, which we have carefully selected and commissioned in writing. You are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked by us. With whom we may have concluded order processing contracts in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR. These are service providers for web hosting, the sending of e-mails and maintenance and care of our IT systems, etc. The service providers will not pass this data on to third parties.


Duration of storage of personal data


The duration of storage of personal data is based on the relevant statutory retention periods (e.g. from commercial law and tax law). After expiry of the respective period, the corresponding data routinely deleted. If data is required to fulfill or initiate a contract or if we have a legitimate interest in further storage, the data will be deleted if they are no longer required for these purposes or if you exercise your right of revocation or objection.


Your rights


In the following you will find information on which data subject rights the applicable data protection law grants you vis-à-vis the person responsible with regard to the processing of your personal data:


The right to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO.


In particular, you can obtain information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence a right of appeal, the origin of their data, if they were not collected from us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if necessary, meaningful information about their details.


The right, in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us. The right, in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or Defense of legal claims is required.


The right, in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful but you reject their deletion and we no longer need the data, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR. The right, in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another person responsible.


The right to complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of the federal state of our registered office specified above or, if applicable, that of your usual place of residence or work. Right to revoke granted consent in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR: You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of data at any time with effect for the future. In the event of revocation, we will delete the data concerned immediately if further processing cannot be based on a legal basis for processing without consent.


The revocation of the consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the point of revocation.


Right to object


If your personal data is processed by us on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right under Article 21 GDPR to object to the processing of your personal data, insofar as this for reasons that arise from your particular situation. Insofar as the objection is directed against the processing of personal data for the purpose of direct advertising, you have a general right of objection without the need to state a particular situation. If you would like to make use of your right of revocation or objection, an e-mail to is sufficient.


External links


Social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Xing, etc.) are only included on our website as links to the relevant services. After clicking on the integrated text/image link, you will be forwarded to the website of the respective provider. User information is only transferred to the respective provider after forwarding. Information on the handling of your personal data when using this website can be found in the respective data protection regulations of the providers you use.


Subject to change


We reserve the right to adapt or update this data protection declaration if necessary, taking into account the applicable data protection regulations. In this way, we can adapt them to the current legal requirements and take changes in our services into account, e.g. B. when introducing new services. The most current version applies to your visit.


Status of this data protection declaration: 17.08.2023

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