The protection of your privacy when we process your personal data is an important concern for us. When you visit our website, our web servers automatically store the IP of your Internet service provider, the website from which you visit us, the pages which you visit when you are on our website, as well as the date and duration of the visit. This information is essential for the technical transmission of the web pages and for secure server operation. No personalised evaluation of this data is carried out.
If you send us data via the contact form, this data is stored on our servers as part of the data back-up process. Your data will be used by us only to process your request. Your data will also be dealt with in the strictest of confidence. There is no disclosure to third parties.
Personal data is data about your person. This includes your name, address and email address. You do not have to disclose any personal data in order to be able to visit our Internet site. In some cases, we need your name and address as well as further information in order to be able to offer you the requested service.
The same applies if we supply you with information material on request or if we answer your enquiries. In these cases, we will always point this out to you. Furthermore, we store only the data that you have sent to us either automatically or voluntarily.
If you use one of our services, we generally only collect the data that is necessary for us to be able to provide you with our service. We may ask you for further information, although this is only on a voluntary basis. Whenever we process personal data, we do so in order to be able to provide you with our service or to pursue our commercial objectives.
When you visit our Internet pages, we store certain information for administrative and technical reasons. These are: type and version of the browser used, date and time of access, as well as the IP address.
This data is anonymised and used only for statistical purposes or to improve our Internet and online services.
This anonymised data is then stored on secure systems - separately from personal data - and cannot be matched to any specific individuals. This means that your personal data is protected at all times.
For the dispatch of the newsletter we use the so-called double opt-in procedure, i.e. we will only send you a newsletter by e-mail if you have expressly confirmed to us beforehand that we should activate the newsletter service. We will then send you a notification email and ask you to confirm that you wish to receive our newsletter by clicking on a link contained in this email. When you register for our newsletter, we store your IP address and the date of registration. This storage serves solely as proof in the event that a third party misuses your e-mail address to register you to receive the newsletter without your knowledge or authorization. If you do not wish to receive any more newsletters from us at a later date, you can cancel this at any time without incurring any costs other than the forwarding costs according to the basic tariffs.
Some forms on our website are linked with Pardot. Pardot is a marketing automation software from Salesforce.com. We use the Pardot Marketing Automation System (“Pardot MAS”) provided by Pardot LLC, 950 E. Paces Ferry Rd. Suite 3300 Atlanta, GA 30326, USA (“Pardot”) on our website. Pardot is a special software for the collection and evaluation of data concerning website use by website users. Insofar as Pardot LLC processes personal data, this processing is carried out on our behalf. Pardot LLC upholds the EU-US Privacy Shield Guidelines in all services where Pardot LLC carries out any data processing.
Why Do We Use Pardot?
We use Pardot as a marketing analysis service in order to maintain, improve and expand our web services and marketing communication as well as optimize our website content. We use this data to find out what topics you are interested in by tracking which links you click on, for instance.
We use this data to improve our services. In order to protect users and partners, fraud and security risks can also be recognized and prevented.
Any personal data offered voluntarily will first be saved in Pardot so it can then be processed using the Salesforce CRM system for the purpose of contact and/or sending information.
Salesforce may use standard tools for data collection, such as cookies or web beacons, to collect information about visitors to the company website (“website navigation data”). This website navigation data contains general information from your web browser (e.g. browser type and language).
The website navigation data is used to provide and improve our company website.
When you visit our Internet pages, we may store information on your computer in the form of cookies. Cookies are small files that are transferred from an Internet server to your browser and stored on its hard drive. Only the Internet protocol address is saved during this process – but no personal data. This information, which is stored in the cookies, enables us to recognize you automatically the next time you visit our website, thereby making it easier for you to use our website.
We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland, hereafter referred to as "Google". Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files which are saved on your computer and as a result enable you to analyze the use of the website.
The information generated by these cookies, such as the time, place and frequency of your website visit, including your IP address, is transmitted to and stored by Google in the United States.
We use Google Analytics on our website with the addition "_gat._anonymizeIp". In this case, your IP address is shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states of the European Economic Area Agreement and therefore made anonymous.
Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our site, compile reports on website activities for us and provide further services related to website and internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on Google's behalf.
According to its own information, Google will under no circumstances associate your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; we point out, however, that in this case it is possible that you will not be able to fully use all the features of our site.
If you visit our site via a mobile device (smartphone or tablet), you must instead click this link to prevent tracking by Google Analytics within this website in the future. This is also possible as an alternative to the browser add-on above. Clicking the link sets an opt-out cookie in your browser that is only valid for this browser and domain. If you delete the cookies in this browser, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted, so that you have to click on the link again.
If you have agreed that your web and app browser history may be linked by Google to your Google Account and that information from your Google Account may be used to personalize advertisements, Google will use your information together with Google Analytics data to create target group lists for cross-device remarketing. For this purpose, Google Analytics first collects your Google authenticated ID on our website, which is linked to your Google Account (i.e. personal data). Google Analytics will then temporarily link your ID with your Google Analytics data in order to optimize our target groups.
If you do not agree to this, you can turn it off by means of corresponding settings in the "My Account" section of your Google Account.
This website uses the remarketing function of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland; “Google“. This function is used to present interest-based advertisements to website visitors within the Google advertising network. This technology enables us to automatically generate target group-oriented advertising after your visit to our website. The advertisements are based on the products and services which you clicked on during your last visit to our website. For this purpose, a so-called "cookie" is stored in the browser of the web page visitor, which makes it possible to recognize the visitor again if he or she accesses websites that belong to the advertising network of Google. Cookies are small text files that are stored in your browser when you visit our website. Google normally stores information such as your web request, IP address, browser type, browser language, date and time of your request. This information is used to assign the web browser to a specific computer. On the pages of the Google Advertising Network, the visitor can then be presented with advertisements that refer to content previously viewed by the visitor on websites that use Google's remarketing function.
If you have agreed at https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads/authenticated that Google may link your browser history to your Google Account and use information from your Google Account for the personalization of advertisements, the remarketing function also work across various devices. Here, Google collects your Google ID and uses it for the purposes of cross-device identification.
According to its own statements, Google does not collect any personal data whatsoever during this process. However, if you still do not want Google's remarketing feature, you can disable it by carrying out the corresponding settings at http://www.google.com/settings/ads.
You can also prevent the saving of cookies by making the relevant setting in your browser software, but we must point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.
We have taken technical and administrative security precautions to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. All of our employees and the service providers working for us are obliged to comply with the valid data protection laws.
Whenever we collect and process personal data, it is encrypted before being transmitted. This means that your data cannot be misused by third parties. Our security precautions are subject to a constant improvement process and our privacy policies are constantly being revised. Please make sure that you have the latest version.
Please contact us at any time if you would like to know which personal data we store about you or if you would like to correct or delete it. Furthermore, you have the right to restrict processing of the data (Art. 18 GDPR), a right of objection to such processing (Art. 21 GDPR) and the right to data transferability (Art. 20 GDPR).
In these cases, please contact us directly.
All interested parties and visitors to our website can reach us concerning questions of data protection at the following address:
If our Data Protection Officer is not able to answer your request to your satisfaction, you still have the right to submit a complaint to the data protection supervisory authority responsible for your federal state.
"We transfer your data in case of a credit risk (name, address, e-mail address, details on the company and, if required, data on the contract and claims), for the purpose of checking the liquidity, as well as to check the deliverability of the submitted address and also to process debt collection to the IHD Gesellschaft für Kredit und Forderungsmanagement mbH, Augustinusstr. 11 B, 50226 Frechen, and, if required, to further cooperating credit agencies. This transfer of data is legally based on Article 6 I b DSGVO and Article 6 I f DSGVO. Transfers based on Article 6 I f DSGVO may only be executed in as far as these are required to perform justified interests of our company and these do not outweigh the interests or basic rights and fundamental freedom of the person concerned who requires the protection of person-related data.
"For the purpose of deciding about the reasoning, execution or termination of the contract, we also raise or use probability values set up automated, where - amongst others - information on addresses may be included in the calculation."
You will find detailed information on our contract partner, IHD, in compliance with Article 14 DSGVO, that is the business purpose, the purpose of saving data there, the legal basis, the IHD data recipients, on the right of self-disclosure, and the right of deletion and correction as well as on profiling under www.ihd.de/datenschutz/Artikel14.html
Information on their contract partners in turn, within the credit agency business, can be found under: www.ihd.de/datenschutz#vertragspartner
Applicable as of May 2018