Privacy policy

1. An overview of dataprotection

General information

The following information will provide you with an easy to navigateoverview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit thiswebsite. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used topersonally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter ofdata protection, please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we haveincluded beneath this copy.

Data recording on thiswebsite

Who is the responsibleparty for the recording of data on this website (i.e., the “controller”)?

The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whosecontact information is available under section “Information about theresponsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)” in thisPrivacy Policy.

How do we record yourdata?

We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. Thismay, for instance be information you enter into our contact form.

Other data shall be recorded by our IT systems automatically or after youconsent to its recording during your website visit. This data comprisesprimarily technical information (e.g., web browser, operating system, or timethe site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when youaccess this website.

What are the purposeswe use your data for?

A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error freeprovision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user patterns.

What rights do youhave as far as your information is concerned?

You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients, andpurposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a feefor such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data arerectified or eradicated. If you have consented to data processing, you have theoption to revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future dataprocessing. Moreover, you have the right to demand that the processing of yourdata be restricted under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the rightto log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have questionsabout this or any other data protection related issues.

Analysis tools andtools provided by third parties

There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statisticallyanalyzed when your visit this website. Such analyses are performed primarilywith what we refer to as analysis programs.For detailed information about these analysis programs please consult ourData Protection Declaration below.

2. Hosting


We host our website with Webflow. The provider is Webflow, Inc., 398 11thStreet, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (hereinafter referred to as“Webflow”). When you visit our website, Webflow records various logfiles,including your IP address.

Webflow is a tool for the creation and hosting of websites.  Webflowstores cookies or other recognition technologies that are required for thedepiction of the site, for the provision of certain website functions and toguarantee its security (necessary cookies).

For details, please consult the data privacy policy of Webflow:

We use Webflow on the basis of Art.6(1)(f) GDPR. We have a legitimateinterest in ensuring that our website is depicted as reliable as possible. If appropriateconsent has been obtained, the processing is carried out exclusively on thebasis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar the consent includes thestorage of cookies or the access to information in the user’s end device (e.g.,device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. This consent can berevoked at any time.

The transfer of data to the United States is based on the standard contractclauses of the EU Commission. For details, please go to:

Data processing

We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) with theabove-mentioned provider. This is a contract mandated by data privacy laws thatguarantees that they process personal data of our website visitors only basedon our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

3. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of yourpersonal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data asconfidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protectionregulations and this Data Protection Declaration.

Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will becollected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identifyyou. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well asthe purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purposethe information is collected.

We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet(i.e., through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is notpossible to completely protect data against third-party access.

Information about theresponsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)

The data processing controller on this website is:

Raiffeisenstraße 23
D-70794 Filderstadt

Telefon: +49 711 77003-14

The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedlyor jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources forthe processing of personal data (e.g., names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Storage duration

Unless a more specific storage period has been specified in this privacypolicy, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for which itwas collected no longer applies. If you assert a justified request for deletionor revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted, unless wehave other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g.,tax or commercial law retention periods); in the latter case, the deletion willtake place after these reasons cease to apply.

General information onthe legal basis for the data processing on this website

If you have consented to data processing, we process your personal data onthe basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR or Art. 9 (2)(a) GDPR, if special categories ofdata are processed according to Art. 9 (1) DSGVO. If you have consented to thestorage of cookies or to the access to information in your end device (e.g.,via device fingerprinting), the data processing is additionally based on § 25(1) TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time. If your data is required forthe fulfillment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractualmeasures, we process your data on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR. Furthermore,if your data is required for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, we processit on the basis of Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR. Furthermore, the data processing may becarried out on the basis of our legitimate interest according to Art. 6(1)(f)GDPR. Information on the relevant legal basis in each individual case isprovided in the following paragraphs of this privacy policy.

Designation of a dataprotection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Ulrich Brandt
Arnswalder Str. 34c
22147 Hamburg

Telefon: +49 (0) 40 414 89 116

Information on datatransfer to the USA and other non-EU countries

Among other things, we use tools of companies domiciled in the UnitedStates or other from a data protection perspective non-secure non-EU countries.If these tools are active, your personal data may potentially be transferred tothese non-EU countries and may be processed there. We must point out that inthese countries, a data protection level that is comparable to that in the EUcannot be guaranteed. For instance, U.S. enterprises are under a mandate torelease personal data to the security agencies and you as the data subject donot have any litigation options to defend yourself in court. Hence, it cannotbe ruled out that U.S. agencies (e.g., the Secret Service) may process,analyze, and permanently archive your personal data for surveillance purposes.We have no control over these processing activities.

Revocation of yourconsent to the processing of data

A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject toyour express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you havealready given us. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any datacollection that occurred prior to your revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising(Art. 21 GDPR)


Right to log acomplaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log acomplaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state wherethey usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where thealleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effectregardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legalrecourses.

Right to dataportability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automaticallyprocess on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handedover to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. Ifyou should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, thiswill be done only if it is technically feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidentialcontent, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the websiteoperator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption program. You canrecognize an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of thebrowser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of thelock icon in the browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannotbe read by third parties.

Information about,rectification and eradication of data

Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the rightto at any time demand information about your archived personal data, theirsource and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data.You may also have a right to have your data rectified or eradicated. If youhave questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personaldata, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

Right to demandprocessing restrictions

You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as theprocessing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us atany time. The right to demand restriction of processing applies in thefollowing cases:

In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.

If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.

If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication. If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data –with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to yourconsent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect therights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important publicinterest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.

4. Recording of dataon this website


Our websites and pages use what the industry refers to as “cookies.”Cookies are small text files that do not cause any damage to your device. Theyare either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) orthey are permanently archived on your device (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted once you terminate your visit. Permanentcookies remain archived on your device until you actively delete them, or theyare automatically eradicated by your web browser.

In some cases, it is possible that third-party cookies are stored on yourdevice once you enter our site (third-party cookies). These cookies enable youor us to take advantage of certain services offered by the third party (e.g., cookiesfor the processing of payment services).

Cookies have a variety of functions. Many cookies are technically essentialsince certain website functions would not work in the absence of the cookies(e.g., the shopping cart function or the display of videos). The purpose ofother cookies may be the analysis of user patterns or the display ofpromotional messages.

Cookies, which are required for the performance of electronic communicationtransactions, or for the provision of certain functions you want to use (e.g.,for the shopping cart function) or those that are necessary for theoptimization (required cookies) of the website (e.g., cookies that providemeasurable insights into the web audience), shall be stored on the basis ofArt. 6(1)(f) GDPR, unless a different legal basis is cited. The operator of thewebsite has a legitimate interest in the storage of required cookies to ensurethe technically error free and optimized provision of the operator’s services.If your consent to the storage of the cookies and similar recognitiontechnologies has been requested, processing occurs exclusively on the basis ofthe consent obtained (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG); this consent maybe revoked at any time.

You have the option to set up your browser in such a manner that you willbe notified any time cookies are placed and to permit the acceptance of cookiesonly in specific cases. You may also exclude the acceptance of cookies incertain cases or in general or activate the delete function for the automaticeradication of cookies when the browser closes. If cookies are deactivated, thefunctions of this website may be limited.

In the event that third-party cookies are used or if cookies are used foranalytical purposes, we will separately notify you in conjunction with thisData Protection Policy and, if applicable, ask for your consent.

Server log files

The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects andstores information in so-called server log files, which your browsercommunicates to us automatically. The information comprises:

The type and version of browser used
The used operating system
Referrer URL
The hostname of the accessing computer
The time of the server inquiry
The IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The operator ofthe website has a legitimate interest in the technically error free depictionand the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to achieve this,server log files must be recorded.

Contact form

If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the informationprovided in the contact form as well as any contact information providedtherein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the eventthat we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

The processing of these data is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, if your requestis related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry outpre-contractual measures. In all other cases the processing is based on ourlegitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us(Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on your agreement (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if this has beenrequested.

The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with usuntil you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving ofdata or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longerexists (e.g., after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shallbe without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions, in particular retentionperiods.

Request by e-mail,telephone, or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including allresulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us forthe purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these data on withoutyour consent.

These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR if your inquiryis related to the fulfillment of a contract or is required for the performanceof pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the data are processed on thebasis of our legitimate interest in the effective handling of inquiriessubmitted to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on the basis of your consent (Art.6(1)(a) GDPR) if it has been obtained.

The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until yourequest us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for thedata storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request). Mandatorystatutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remainunaffected.

5. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics.The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), GordonHouse, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics enables the website operator to analyze the behaviorpatterns of website visitors. To that end, the website operator receives avariety of user data, such as pages accessed, time spent on the page, theutilized operating system and the user’s origin. This data is summarized in auser-ID and assigned to the respective end device of the website visitor.

Furthermore, Google Analytics allows us to record your mouse and scrollmovements and clicks, among other things. Google Analytics uses variousmodeling approaches to augment the collected data sets and uses machinelearning technologies in data analysis.

Google Analytics uses technologies that make the recognition of the userfor the purpose of analyzing the user behavior patterns (e.g., cookies ordevice fingerprinting). The website use information recorded by Google is, as arule transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.

This analysis tool is used on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The operatorof this website has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns tooptimize both, the services offered online and the operator’s advertisingactivities. If appropriate consent has been obtained, the processing is carriedout exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG, insofarthe consent includes the storage of cookies or the access to information in the user’s end device (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning of theTTDSG. This consent can be revoked at any time.

Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses(SCC) of the European Commission. Details can be found here:

Browser plug-in

You can prevent the recording and processing of your data by Google bydownloading and installing the browser plugin available under the followinglink:

For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics,please consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration at:

Contract dataprocessing

We have executed a contract data processing agreement with Google and areimplementing the stringent provisions of the German data protection agencies tothe fullest when using Google Analytics.

Archiving period

Data on the user or incident level stored by Google linked to cookies, userIDs or advertising IDs (e.g., DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) willbe anonymized or deleted after 14 months. For details, please click thefollowing link:

6. Plug-ins and Tools

YouTube with expanded data protection integration
Our website embeds videos of the website YouTube. The website operator is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4,Ireland.

We use YouTube in the expanded data protection mode. According to YouTube,this mode ensures that YouTube does not store any information about visitors tothis website before they watch the video. Nevertheless, this does notnecessarily mean that the sharing of data with YouTube partners can be ruledout as a result of the expanded data protection mode. For instance, regardlessof whether you are watching a video, YouTube will always establish a connectionwith the Google DoubleClick network.

As soon as you start to play a YouTube video on this website, a connectionto YouTube’s servers will be established. As a result, the YouTube server will benotified, which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directlyallocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the optionto prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Furthermore, after you have started to play a video, YouTube will be ableto place various cookies on your device or comparable technologies forrecognition (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way YouTube will be able toobtain information about this website’s visitors. Among other things, thisinformation will be used to generate video statistics with the aim of improvingthe user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud.

Under certain circumstances, additional data processing transactions may betriggered after you have started to play a YouTube video, which are beyond ourcontrol.

The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our onlinecontent in an appealing manner. Pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, this is alegitimate interest. If appropriate consent has been obtained, the processingis carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1)TTDSG, insofar the consent includes the storage of cookies or the access toinformation in the user’s end device (e.g., device fingerprinting) within themeaning of the TTDSG. This consent can be revoked at any time.

For more information on how YouTube handles user data, please consult theYouTube Data Privacy Policy under:

Google Maps

This website uses the mapping service Google Maps. The provider is GoogleIreland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

To enable the use of the Google Maps features, your IP address must bestored. As a rule, this information is transferred to one of Google’s serversin the United States, where it is archived. The operator of this website has nocontrol over the data transfer. In case Google Maps has been activated, Googlehas the option to use Google web fonts for the purpose of the uniform depictionof fonts. When you access Google Maps, your browser will load the required webfonts into your browser cache, to correctly display text and fonts.

We use Google Maps to present our online content in an appealing manner andto make the locations disclosed on our website easy to find. This constitutes alegitimate interest as defined in Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If appropriate consent hasbeen obtained, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art.6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar the consent includes the storage ofcookies or the access to information in the user’s end device (e.g., devicefingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. This consent can be revoked atany time.

Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses(SCC) of the European Commission. Details can be found here: and

For more information on the handling of user data, please review Google’s Data Privacy Declaration under:

7. Our social media appearances

Dataprocessing through social networks

We maintainpublicly available profiles in social networks. The individual social networkswe use can be found below.

Socialnetworks such as Facebook, Twitter etc. can generally analyze your user behavior comprehensively if you visit their website or a website with integrated socialmedia content (e.g., like buttons or banner ads). When you visit our socialmedia pages, numerous data protection-relevant processing operations aretriggered. In detail:

If you arelogged in to your social media account and visit our social media page, theoperator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account.Under certain circumstances, your personal data may also be recorded if you arenot logged in or do not have an account with the respective social mediaportal. In this case, this data is collected, for example, via cookies storedon your device or by recording your IP address.

Using thedata collected in this way, the operators of the social media portals cancreate user profiles in which their preferences and interests are stored. Thisway you can see interest-based advertising inside and outside of your socialmedia presence. If you have an account with the social network, interest-basedadvertising can be displayed on any device you are logged in to or have loggedin to.

Please also note that we cannot retrace all processing operations on the social mediaportals. Depending on the provider, additional processing operations maytherefore be carried out by the operators of the social media portals. Details can be found in the terms of use and privacy policy of the respective socialmedia portals.

Legal basis

Our socialmedia appearances should ensure the widest possible presence on the Internet.This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Theanalysis processes initiated by the social networks may be based on divergentlegal bases to be specified by the operators of the social networks (e.g.,consent within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR).

Responsibility and assertion of rights

If you visitone of our social media sites (e.g., Facebook), we, together with the operatorof the social media platform, are responsible for the data processingoperations triggered during this visit. You can in principle protect yourrights (information, correction, deletion, limitation of processing, dataportability and complaint) vis-à-vis us as well as vis-à-vis the operator ofthe respective social media portal (e.g., Facebook).

Please note that despite the shared responsibility with the social media portal operators,we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the socialmedia portals. Our options are determined by the company policy of therespective provider.

Storage time

The datacollected directly from us via the social media presence will be deleted fromour systems as soon as you ask us to delete it, you revoke your consent to thestorage or the purpose for the data storage lapses. Stored cookies remain onyour device until you delete them. Mandatory statutory provisions - inparticular, retention periods - remain unaffected.

We have nocontrol over the storage duration of your data that are stored by the socialnetwork operators for their own purposes. For details, please contact thesocial network operators directly (e.g., in their privacy policy, see below).

Individual social networks


We have aprofile on Facebook. The provider of this service is Facebook Ireland Limited,4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. According toFacebook’s statement the collected data will also be transferred to the USA andto other third-party countries.

We havesigned an agreement with Facebook on shared responsibility for the processingof data (Controller Addendum). This agreement determines which data processingoperations we or Facebook are responsible for when you visit our FacebookFanpage. This agreement can be viewed at the following link:

You cancustomize your advertising settings independently in your user account. Clickon the following link and log in:
Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European Commission.

Details can be found here: and canbe found in the Facebook privacy policy:


We have a profile on Instagram. The provider of this service is Facebook Ireland Limited,4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Datatransmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) ofthe European Commission. Details can be found here:, and

For detailson how they handle your personal information, see the Instagram Privacy Policy:


We have aLinkedIn profile. The provider is the LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company,Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. LinkedIn uses advertisingcookies.

If you wantto disable LinkedIn advertising cookies, please use the following link:

Datatransmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) ofthe European Commission. Details can be found here: und

For detailson how they handle your personal information, please refer to LinkedIn'sprivacy policy:


We have a profile on YouTube. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House,Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Details on how they handle your personal datacan be found in the YouTube privacy policy: