Data Protection Policy
We understand that protecting your privacy when using our websites is important to you. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. That is why we want you to know what data we save, when we save it, and how we use it. Therefore, we would like to inform you about our data protection measures with this Data Protection Policy.
Collection of personal data
In the following, we would like to inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is any data that is directly or indirectly related personally to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.
When you contact us by e-mail or through a contact form, the information you provide (your e-mail address, your name and telephone number, if applicable) will be stored by us to answer your question(s). We delete the data related to your query after storage is no longer required.
If you merely use the website for informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, only the data that your browser transmits to the server used by us will be collected. If you wish to view our website, the following data will be collected, which are technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR):
- IP address
- Date and time of the request
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the requested page (specific page)
- Access status / HTTP status code
- Transmitted amount of data
- Website from which the request comes
- Operating system and its interface
- Language and version of the browser software.
The Controller pursuant to Art. 4 para. 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can be found in the section pertaining to company information.
Legal basis of processing
We process data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) b) c) f) of the GDPR. This means that we only process personal data if there is consent (lit. a), insofar as it is necessary in order to fulfil a contract or pre-contractual measures (lit. b), or we are legally obliged to do so (lit. c), or we have a legitimate interest in processing said data (lit. f).
We will only use the personal information collected from you to provide you with the products or services you request, or for other purposes for which you have given your consent, unless otherwise required by law.
Rights of data subjects
You have the following rights with respect to the personal data concerning you:
- Right to information,
- Right to rectification or erasure,
- Right to restriction of processing,
- Right to object to processing,
- Right to data portability.
You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.
Right to withdraw consent or object to the processing of your data
If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you may withdraw it at any time. Such withdrawal will affect the permissibility of the processing of your personal data, but only after you withdraw your consent.
Storage of data
We retain personal information as long as it is necessary to perform any service that you have requested or to which you have consented, unless otherwise required by law, e.g. ongoing legal proceedings.
In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and assigned to the browser you are using, and through which the site that sets the cookie (here, by us) can receive certain information. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall.
This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and operation of which are explained below:
- Transient cookies (see b)
- Persistent cookies (see c).
Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include, in particular, session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies via the security settings of your browser at any time.
You can configure your browser settings as you see fit and, for example, reject the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies. Please be aware that you may not be able to use all features of this site if you do so.
More features and offers of our website
In addition to the purely informative use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. To do this, you will generally need to provide other personal information that we will then use to provide the requested service and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.
In some instances we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions, and are regularly inspected.
Furthermore, we can pass on your personal data to third parties, if participation in promotions, competitions, contracts or similar services are offered by us together with partners. You will receive more information when you enter your personal data or below in the description of the offer.
Insofar as our service providers or partners are based in a state outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we shall inform you about the consequences of these circumstances in the description of the offer.
We use technical and organisational security measures to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorised persons. In the case of the collection and processing of personal data, the information is transmitted in encrypted form in order to prevent misuse of the data by third parties. Our security measures are continuously revised so as to be in line with technological developments.
The constant evolution of the Internet requires adjustments to our Data Protection Policy from time to time. We reserve the right to make appropriate changes at any time.
When visiting our site, we anonymously record the way in which visitors come to our website and how many users visit the site (search engine, linking, direct input, or advertising measures). The data is not used to identify individual visitors, but only for the transmission of quantitative measurements. Such statistics cannot be used to track visitors’ behaviour on other websites. The data will not be linked to other services. If you have disabled cookies in your browser, your visits will not be recorded.
Third-party content on the website
Our website integrates content from other providers. This may be pure content elements (e.g. news), or it may also be widgets (functions such as weather information) or, for example, fonts and technical libraries. For technical reasons, this is done by having the browser load this content from other servers. In this context, the IP currently used by your browser and the browser of the requesting system is transmitted. Please refer to the respective data protection statements of the third-party providers.
We use Bing Maps from Microsoft on our website to provide you with an interactive route planner. By using this service, you agree to the data being used in accordance with the Bing Maps Terms of Service (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/maps/product/terms.
If you use the map, e.g. by clicking on our locations listed there, we will not collect any data from you. However, under the terms of BING Maps, Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399 USA, collects personal data or data that can be used to identify you. We cannot influence what data Microsoft collects through BING Maps, or how Microsoft processes and evaluates such data. Therefore, please note the Terms of Service for BING Maps, available at https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement/ (click BING section).