Thank you for your interest in our website. Protection of your privacy is an important issue for us. In the following we inform you extensively of our handling your personal data.
Responsible body in terms of Data Protection Laws, in particular of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), is:
Issuer accountable for content pursuant to §5 Sect. 1 of German Telemedia Act
(TelemedienG): Mr. Wolfgang Kraus
Produktion und Vertrieb
Kornwestheimer Str. 46
Registration court Stuttgart: HRB 202822
VAT ID: DE 146023570
bbn / ILN number: 40 08339
Creditor ID: DE77ZZZ00000145732
Pursuant to EC Regulation 312/2009, EORI Code 215 10 65
Managing directors: Volker Kraus, Wolfgang Kraus
Your rights as an affected person
You can at any time contact our privacy supervisor and exercise your following rights:
- Information about your data saved by our company and their processing,
- Correction of false personal data,
- Deletion of your data saved by our company,
- Restriction of data processing, if we are not yet allowed to delete your data by law,
- Objection to our processing your data and
- Transfer of your data if you authorized us to process your data or concluded a contract with us.
You can at any time revoke your authorization with an immediate effect for the future.
You can at any time file a complaint with the responsible supervision authority. The responsibility area is determined based on the federal state of your place of residence or work or presumed violation of your rights. Here is a list of the supervision authorities with their addresses (for non-governmental sector): https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Purposes of data processing by responsible body and third parties
- you explicitly authorized us to do so if needed,
- data processing is necessary for contract implementation between you and us,
- data processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation,
data processing is necessary for safeguarding justified or legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have a predominant protection seeking interest in non-disclosure of your data.
Deleting or blocking your data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Hence we save your privacy data only as long as this is necessary for achieving the purposes mentioned above or as long as is in manifold ways determined or permissible by law. After the purpose of saving your data becomes irrelevant or one of the determined deadlines is reached we routinely block or delete your data in accordance with the current legal regulations.
As many other websites we also use the so-called „cookies“. These are small text files which are transferred from the website server onto your hard disk. Thus we automatically receive certain data such as your IP-address, browser in use, operational system of your computer and type of your connection to the internet.
Cookies cannot be used to launch software or transfer computer viruses to your computer. The information obtained with the help of cookies enables correct display of the website contents and assists us to facilitate your navigation through them.
By no means are these data passed onto third parties or without your consent linked with your privacy data.
Registration on our website
Provision of fee-based services
Provision of fee-based services requires us to collect additional data such as payment related information in order to properly execute your order. We save these data in our system as long as the data retention regulations dictate.
In order to protect your data during transfers we use up-to-date technologies (SSL etc.) via HTTPS.
Based on your explicit authorization we regularly send you our newsletter or similarly intended information by email to the email address you submitted in the registration process.
To receive the newsletter it suffices to submit your email address. After your subscription for our newsletter we only use the collected data for this purpose. You might also be contacted by email with regard to circumstances that are relevant for the newsletter service or for the registration procedure (e.g. changes in newsletter offer or technical issues).
For effective registration we require a valid email address. In order to make sure that the registration has indeed been done by the email address’ owner we use the „double-opt-in“ procedure. During this we log the ordering of the newsletter, dispatch of the confirmation email and receipt of the reply requested in that confirmation email. No further data are collected. The gathered data are only used for the newsletter distribution and not sent to any third parties.
Contacting us with any question by email or through our contact form you give us your voluntary permission to communicate with you. For that you need a valid email address. This serves the assignment of your request and of our subsequent response. Stating further details is optional. The data you communicate are saved for the purpose of processing your inquiry as well as for possible follow-up questions. After your request has been answered and dealt with, your privacy data will automatically be deleted.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web-based analytic service of Google Inc. (hereinafter: Google). Google Analytics uses the so-called „cookies“, that are text files, that are saved onto your computer’s hard disk and enable analysis of how you use the website. This information on surf behavior is generated by cookies and is normally sent to a Google’s server in the USA and saved there. Because of activation of IP anonymization on such websites though, before the transfer your EU IP address is shortened by Google. Only in exceptional cases your full IP address is sent to a Google’s server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website Google uses this information to assess your use of the website in order to report website related activities and to provide the website operator with further relevant services relating to the functioning of the website or to the using of the Internet. The IP address detected by Google Analytics with the help of your browser is not brought together with other Google data.
The purposes of data processing are evaluation of surf behavior and activities on the website as well as compilation of according reports. On this basis further relevant services can then be provided. The processing is conducted due to justified interest of the website operator.
You can deactivate saving cookies through changing the according settings of your browser; please note though that in this case some parts or services of this website might stop working properly. You can beside that prevent collection of information (on your surf behavior, IP address and further privacy data) by cookies, as well as prevent Google from processing these data, if you install a special browser plug-in, downloadable here: Browser Add-On for Deactivation of Google Analytics.
Alternatively or additionally you can stop the Google Analytics tracking on our website if you click on this link. Doing so will install an “opt-out cookie” on your device, which will prevent Google Analytics from gathering data for this specific website and browser as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.
Use of script libraries (Google Webfonts)
In order to be able to correctly and attractively display our contents in all browsers our website uses script and font libraries such as Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). Google Webfonts are transferred in the cache of your browser to prevent repetitive loading. If your browser does not support Google Webfonts or blocks the access, all contents will be displayed using a standard font.
Addressing script or font libraries automatically triggers connection to the operator of the given library. It might be in this case – although as of today unclear if and for what purposes – that the library operator also collects some data.
Use of Adobe Typekit
Use of Google Maps
Comprehensive instructions on management of your privacy data in connection with Google products you will find here.
Embedded YouTube videos
In some of our websites we integrate Youtube videos. Operator of the according plug-ins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a website containing a YouTube plug-in, you trigger a connection to servers of Youtube. Youtube will thus be informed what websites you are visiting. When you are signed in to your Youtube account, Youtube can recognize your personal surf behavior. This can be prevented if you log out from your Youtube account in advance.
If you do not want to be confronted with cookies when watching YouTube videos, deactivate saving of cookies for the Google Ad software. Youtube saves also non-personal user data in other cookies though. If you do not want it, you can block saving of cookies in your browser.
Our website uses Google Conversion Tracking. When you land on our website through an ad by Google, Google Adwords saves a cookie on your computer. A cookie for conversion tracking is saved when the user clicks on an ad by Google. This cookie becomes invalid in 30 days and is not meant for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, so we and Google can recognize that the user has clicked on the ad and has so been forwarded to our website. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Therefore cookies cannot be traced via the websites of AdWords customers. The Information collected with the help of the conversion cookies is utilized for calculating conversion statistics for the AdWords customers, which decided to use conversion tracking. Customers will know the total number of users which have clicked on their ad and have been forwarded to a website equipped with a conversion tracking tag. But they will not receive any information identifying any of those users personally.
If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can either reject saving of the according cookies in your browser settings, which generally deactivates any automatic saving of cookies, or by the means of settings make your browser block cookies through the domain “googleleadservices.com”.
Please note that you must not delete the opt-out cookie as long as you do not want to have any measuring data recorded. If you delete all cookies in your browser, you will have to install the according opt-out cookie again.
Use of Google Remarketing
This website uses a Google remarketing function. This function presents website visitors within the Google advertising web network their individual interest related ads. In the browser of the website visitor a cookie is saved that recognizes the visitor when they load a website belonging to the Google’s web advertising network. On these websites the visitor can be presented advertisements which refer to the contents that the visitor previously loaded on the websites using the Google remarketing function.
According to their own information Google collects no privacy data during this process. Should you still not wish the Google’s remarketing function, you can deactivate it changing the according settings at http://www.google.com/settings/ads. Alternatively, you can deactivate cookies for interest related ads via the advertising web network initiative following the instructions at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
Questions for our Privacy Supervisor
Should you have any questions on privacy and data protection, please write us an email or turn directly to our privacy supervisor in our company:
Phone: +49(0)179 2359350