We welcome you on your visit to our Internet site, and we are pleased at your interest in our company and our products. Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is important to us; therefore, we conduct our business in compliance with applicable laws on data privacy protection and data security. We hope the policy outlined below will help you understand what data we may collect, how we use and safeguard that data.
Through our websites, we do not collect any personal data about you as for example your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address, unless you voluntarily choose to provide us with it (e.g. by registration, survey), respectively, provide your consent, or unless otherwise permitted or required by applicable laws and regulations for the protection of your personal data
When you visit the download area of our website, it may be that we deposit information on your computer in the form of a cookie. This serves to recognise you on your next visit to the homepage. Cookies are small pieces of information that are saved on the hard disk of your computer by your browser, and which allow us, for example, to save your password so that you do not have to enter it again on your next visit. If you do not want us to recognise your computer, please set your internet browser so that it deletes cookies from your computer's hard disk, blocks all cookies, or warns you before a cookie is stored. Our cookies contain no personal information that might allow conclusions to be drawn as to the identity of the user.
Purpose of Use
When you do provide us with personal data, we usually use it to respond to your enquiry, process your order or provide you access to specific information or offers. Also, to support our customer relationship with you:
- we may store and process personal data to better understand your business needs and how we can improve our products and services; or
- we (or a third party on our behalf) may use personal data to contact you about support of your business needs or to conduct online surveys to understand better our customers' needs.
If you choose not to have your personal data used to support our customer relationship (especially direct marketing or market research), we will respect your choice. We do not sell or otherwise market your personal data to third parties.
Purpose of Limitation
We will collect, use or disclose personal data supplied by you online only for the purposes disclosed to you, unless the disclosure:
- is a use of the personal data for any additional purpose that is directly related to the original purpose for which the personal data was collected,
- is necessary to prepare, negotiate and perform a contract with you,
- is required by law or the competent governmental or judicial authorities,
- is necessary to establish or preserve a legal claim or defence,
- is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activities, such as wilful attacks on information technology systems.
Communication and Utilisation Data
Through the use of telecommunications services to access our web sites, your communications data or utilisation data are technically generated and could conceivably relate to personal data. To the extent that there is a compelling necessity, the collection, processing and use of your communications or utilisation data will occur and will be performed in accordance with the applicable data privacy protection legal framework.
When you access our web sites, we may automatically (i.e., not by registration) collect non-personal data (e.g. type of Internet browser and operating system used, domain name of the web site from which you came, number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed). Such data are only for internal use and to monitor the attractiveness of our web sites and improve their performance or content.
Protection of Minors
Children may fundamentally transmit no personal information to our web sites without consent of the parents or guardians. We advise all parents and guardians to instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of personal information in the internet. We will in no case knowingly collect any personal data obtained relating to children, use it in any way, or expose it to unauthorised third parties.
We have taken appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure that data stored by us on our employees, customers, suppliers or other personal data is protected against chance or manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. This safety level is subject to continual review and adjusted to new safety standards.
Links to other Providers
With direct or indirect references to external Internet pages ("links") that lie outwith our responsibility, we can, however, accept no responsibility for contents and data protection as well as data security conception of these web sites. Individual testing of all contents is not possible in every case. We ask you to make us aware immediately of any illegal content on linked pages. Please also recognise our Exclusion of Liability on this subject.
User’s declaration of Agreement
In using our web site, you declare your agreement that any personal data you provide freely may be stored by us and processed and used under observation of the above.
Questions and Comments
On request, we inform you whether we hold personal data on you and the nature of this data. Where possible, we will also give you the opportunity to update or correct the personal data held. In particular, you can send us updates and corrections to your personal data. If you have any questions or comments about our Data Privacy Protection Policy, please click on "Contact" and send us your questions and feedback.
As Internet is developing permanently, our Data Privacy Protection Policy may change accordingly and when it does we will publish our revised Data Privacy Protection Policy here.