DATA PROTECTION POLICY
Responsible controller within the meaning of data protection laws, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) – GDPR:
59494 Soest / Germany
PHONE (0 29 21) 36 86 0
FAX (0 29 21) 36 86 36
Your rights as a data subject
You may exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details provided by our data protection officer:
• Information on your data stored with us and their processing,
• Correction of incorrect personal data,
• Deletion of your data stored with us,
• Restriction of data processing, if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
• Objection to the processing of your data by us and
• Data transferability, if you have consented to our data processing or have concluded a contract with us.
If you have given us your consent, you may revoke it at any time with effect for the future.
You may contact your local supervisory authority at any time with a complaint.
Your competent supervisory authority depends on your state of residence, your work or the alleged infringement. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) including their addresses can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Purposes of data processing by the responsible body and third parties
We process your personal data for the purposes stated in this data protection policy only. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned. We will only pass on your personal data to third parties, if
• you have given your express consent,
• processing is required to process a contract with you,
• processing is required to fulfil a legal obligation,
processing is required to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data.
Deletion and/or blocking of data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Therefore, we only store your personal data for as long as required to achieve the purposes stated here or as provided for in the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose or expiry of these periods, the corresponding data will be blocked or deleted routinely and in accordance with legal regulations.
Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. This automatically provides us with certain data, e.g. IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet.
Cookies cannot be used to start software or to transmit viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate website navigation for you and ensure the correct display of our web pages.
Under no circumstances will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or linked to any personal data without your consent.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (hereafter referred to as: Google). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, helping to analyze how users use the website. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will previously be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other countries that are signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Community. Only in exceptional cases, the complete IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide the website operator with further services associated with the website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics shall not be combined with other Google data.
The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on activities on the website. Other related services will then be provided based on the use of the website and the Internet. Processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.
You may object to cookies being used by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser, however please note that by doing so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: Browser Add-On to disable Google Analytics.
In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you may prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our pages by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will then be installed on your device. This will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data for this website and for this browser in future as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.
Use of Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps API to display geographical information visually. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data relating to the use of map functions by visitors. More information on data processing by Google is available at the Google Data Protection Policy. There you can also change your personal data protection settings in the Data Protection Center.
Detailed instructions for managing your own data in connection with Google products are available here.
Changes to our data protection policy
We reserve the right to adapt this data protection policy to ensure that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection policy, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection policy shall then apply to you revisiting our website.
Questions to the data protection officer
If you have any questions about data protection, please write us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organization directly at:
The data protection policy was created using the Data Protection Policy Generator of activeMind AG.