Collection of general information
If you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider and the like. None of the information can be used to identify you. This information is needed technically to ensure that the content of websites that you access is correctly delivered and is automatically generated when you use the internet. We evaluate such anonymous information for statistical purposes only in order to optimise our online offering and the underlying technology.
If you contact us by email or by using the relevant form, the information provided by you will be stored for the purpose of dealing with the enquiry and for any follow-up questions. Data that you provide to us through these websites will be transmitted in encrypted form.
Erasure and blocking of data
We comply with the principles of data avoidance and data minimization. We store your personal data only for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purpose specified or for the various retention periods provided for by the legislator. When the purpose has been fulfilled or at the end of such period, the relevant data is routinely blocked or erased in accordance with statutory regulations.
Like many other websites, we also use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are transmitted from a web server to your hard drive. As a result, we automatically receive certain items of data such as IP address, browser used, operating system about your computer and connection to the internet. Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transmit viruses to a computer. With the information contained in cookies, we can make navigation easier for you and enable our websites to be correctly displayed. The data collected by us will never be passed on to third parties and no link with personal data will be created without your consent.
You may of course in general browse our website without cookies. Web browsers are generally set to accept cookies. You can disable cookies at any time by changing your browser’s settings. Please use your browser’s help functions to find out how to change the settings. Please note that specific functions of our website may not work if you have disabled cookies.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. However, in case of the activation of a function making IP data anonymous on this website, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google beforehand within the Member States of the European Union or in other signatories of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use such information to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports on website activities for the website operator and provide further services associated with the use of the website and with internet usage.
The IP address conveyed by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be linked by Google to other data. You can prevent the saving of cookies with a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we advise you that, in this case, where applicable, you will not be able to fully use all functions of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie and associated with your use of the website (including your IP address) from being transferred to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: tools.google.com.
You can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevents future data collection while visiting this website:
Further information on the above is available at tools.google.com and at support.google.com (general information on Google Analytics and data protection). Please note that Google Analytics is extended on this website with the code "anonymizeIp();" in order to ensure anonymous capture of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
Your right of rectification, blocking, erasure and right of objection
You are entitled at all times to obtain information about your personal data stored by us. You also have the right to rectification, blocking or, apart from the prescribed storage of data to handle transactions, erasure of your personal data. Please contact our data protection officer. You can find the contact data below. To enable data to be blocked at any time, the data must be stored in a blocking file for control purposes. You may also demand the erasure of the data unless there is a statutory duty to retain such data. If such a duty exists, we will block your data upon request. You may make changes or revoke consent by sending us an appropriate notice to take effect for the future.
Amendments to our privacy statement
We reserve the right to amend our privacy statement from time to time to ensure ongoing compliance with current legal requirements or to incorporate changes to our services in the privacy statement, e.g. when new services are launched. The new privacy statement will then apply to your renewed visit.
Questions and contact
If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an email to us at infosmb-group.de.