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Information about the collection of personal data
and contact details of the person responsible
We are pleased that you visit our website and thank you for your interest. We would like to inform you below about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data is hereby all data that allows you to be personally identified.
The party responsible for the processing of data on this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) is
Carl-Zeiss-Str. 11, 53340 Meckenheim, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 2225-7095720, Fax: +49 (0) 2225-7095721
E-Mail: [email protected]
The party responsible for the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.
For security reasons and for protecting the transmission of personal data and other confidential contents (e.g. orders or inquiries to the responsible party), this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the string "https://" and the lock symbol in your browser bar.
Data collection when visiting our website
In the case of merely informative use of our website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we will only collect such data that your browser transmits to our server (the so-called "server logs"). When you visit our website we collect the following information, which is technically necessary for us to display the website:
Our visited website
Date and time at the time of access
Amount of data sent in bytes
Source / link from which you came to the page
Operating system used
IP address used (possibly in anonymized form)
Processing is carried out in compliance with Art. 6 Para. 1 point f of DSGVO based on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. A transfer or other use of the data does not take place. However, we reserve the right to retrospectively check the server log files should concrete evidence point to unlawful use.
In order to make the visit to our website attractive, and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted again after the browser session ends, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and allow us or our affiliates (third-party cookies) to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process certain user information such as browser and location data as well as IP address values on an individual basis. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie.
If personal data is processed by individual cookies implemented by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 point f of DSGVO for safeguarding our legitimate interests in providing the best possible functionality for the website as well as a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visit.
We may work with advertising partners to help us make our web site more interesting to you. For this purpose, when you visit our website in such a case, cookies from our partner companies (third-party cookies) will be stored on your hard drive. If we are collaborating with aforementioned advertising partners, you will be informed individually and separately about the use of such cookies and the scope of the particular information collected in the following paragraphs.
Please note that you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and individually decide on their acceptance, or can exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages cookie settings. This is described in the Help menu of each browser, which explains how to change your cookie settings. These can be found for the respective browsers at the following links:
Please note that if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.
When you contact us (e.g. via contact form or email), personal data is collected. If you wish to check which data is collected in the case of a contact form, please refer to the particular contact form. This data is stored and used solely for the purpose of responding to your query or for establishing contact and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in responding to your query in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 point f of DSGVO. If you are contacting us with the aim of concluding a contract, then an additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 point b of DSGVO. Your data will be deleted after the final processing of your request, this being the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified, and provided this does not conflict with statutory storage requirements.
Rights of the party concerned
The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive data protection rights (right to be informed and intervention rights) with the party responsible in regard to the processing of your personal data, which we inform you about below:
Right to be informed under Art. 15 of DSGVO: In particular, you have the right to be informed about the personal data processed by us, the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data was or is being disclosed, the planned retention period or the criteria for determining the retention period, the existence of a right of rectification, deletion, restriction of processing, objection to processing, complaint to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data if the latter was not collected by us, the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, where necessary, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope that affects you and the effects sought by such processing, as well as your right to be informed about which guarantees exist under Art. 46 of DSGVO when your data is forwarded to third countries;
Right to rectification under Art. 16 of DSGVO: You have a right to immediate rectification of incorrect data concerning you and/or completion of your incomplete data stored by us;
Right to deletion under Art. 17 of DSGVO: You have the right to demand the deletion of your personal data if the requirements of Art. 17 Para. 1 of DSGVO are met. This right shall however not apply, in particular, where the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the pursuit, exercise or defense of legal claims; Right to restriction of processing under Art. 18 of DSGVO: You have the right to request that your personal data be restricted as long as the accuracy of your information that you are disputing is being verified; if you refuse to delete your data due to improper processing and instead require that your data be restricted when you require your data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims after we no longer require this data for achieving our purpose; or if you have filed an objection based on your particular situation, as long as it is not certain that our legitimate reasons prevail;
Right to be informed under Art. 19 of DSGVO: If you have the right of rectification, deletion or restriction of processing with regard to the responsible party, the latter is obliged to give notice of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing to all recipients to whom personal data concerning you has been disclosed, unless this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about these recipients.
Right to data portability under Art. 20 of DSGVO: You have the right to receive your personal information that you provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format, or to request that it be transmitted to another responsible party, as far as this is technically feasible;
Right to revoke granted consent under Art. 7 Para. 3 of DSGVO: You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of data once granted, at any time, with effect for the future. In the event of revocation we will immediately delete the data concerned, unless further processing can be legally supported for processing without consent. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation;
Right to complain under Art. 77 of DSGVO: If you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is an infringement of the DSGVO, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, employment or of the location of the alleged infringement, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.
5.2RIGHT TO OBJECT
IF, WITHIN THE BALANCE OF INTERESTS, WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON THE BASIS OF OUR PREVAILING LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME ON GROUNDS OF YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION TO LODGE AN OBJECTION TO THIS PROCESSING, WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE.
IF YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL END THE PROCESSING OF THE DATA CONCERNED. FURTHER PROCESSING SHALL, HOWEVER, REMAIN SUBJECT TO BEING EXERCISED IF WE CAN PROVE IMPERATIVE DEFENSIBLE REASONS FOR PROCESSING WHICH PREDOMINATE OVER YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES THE ASSERTION, EXERCISE OR DEFENSE OF LEGAL CLAIMS.
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED BY US TO OPERATE DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO LODGE AN OBJECTION AT ANY TIME AGAINST THE PROCESSING OF ANY PERSONAL DATA THAT AFFECTS YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING. YOU MAY EXERCISE THE OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
IF YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL END THE PROCESSING OF THE DATA CONCERNED FOR THE PURPOSES OF DIRECT ADVERTISING.
Duration of retention of personal data
The duration of the retention of personal data is based on the respective statutory retention period (e.g. commercial and tax retention periods). After the period has expired, the corresponding data is routinely deleted if it is no longer required for fulfillment or initiation of a contract, and/or if on our part there is no further legitimate interest in continued retention.