Personal data must be protected, and privacy is particularly important to us. That’s why we want to inform you about our privacy principles and how we use your data.
Collecting and processing personal data
When you visit our website, our web servers automatically save the name of your Internet Service Provider, the website from which you navigated to our site, the pages you visit on our site, as well as the date and duration of your visit. Personal data is also only stored if you provide this to us voluntarily, e.g. as part of a registration, survey or contract execution.
Usage and transmission of personal data and purpose limitation
We only use your personal data to the necessary extent for technical website administration, customer administration, product surveys and marketing.
It is only sent to State establishments and authorities in accordance with mandatory national legal regulations. Our staff, agencies and dealers are bound by confidentiality.
By sending your application documents, you agree to the following:
- If required for the application process, your applicant data is collected, processed and used automatically and manually in accordance with the German Federal Data Protection Act.
- Your applicant data is provided to our central HR department and the managers of the individual divisions.
- If necessary for co-operation purposes, your applicant data may be forwarded to (potential) customers in anonymised format.
Once the application process is complete, your data will initially be blocked, then deleted after 4 months.
You may revoke your consent at any time. We will also immediately delete your data if requested to do so. To do this, please send us a message via our contact form. Please note that revoking your consent will terminate your application process.
We wish to use your data to inform you about our products and services, and may ask you some questions about these. Participation in such activities is, of course, voluntary. If you do not agree to this, you can let us know at any time, so we can block the data accordingly. Further information may be found on the respective local website.
We use technical and organisational security measures to protect your data from accidental or deliberate tampering, loss, destruction or unauthorised access. Our security measures are constantly improved in keeping with technological developments.
Right to information
Upon request, we’ll promptly advise you or our agents, in writing and in accordance with the applicable law, whether we have stored your personal data, and if so, which data . If you are registered as a user, we also give you the option of viewing the data yourself, and deleting or changing it if necessary. If, despite our efforts to ensure accurate, up-to-date data, incorrect information is stored, we will correct this at your request. Further information may be found on the respective local website.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service run by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files stored on your computer that analyse your website usage. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is generally sent to a Google server in the USA, where it is saved. If IP anonymisation has been enabled on this website, Google will, however, abbreviate your IP address beforehand in European Union Member States or other countries in the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and then abbreviated. Google uses this information on behalf of this website’s operator to analyse your website usage, compile reports on website activities, and render additional website-usage and Internet-usage services for the webmaster. Google does not connect the IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics with other data. You may prevent cookies from being stored by setting your browser software settings accordingly; please note, however, that this may mean you are unable to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You may also prevent the data generated by cookie relating to your website usage (incl. your IP address) from being recorded and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
For further information, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de or http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ (general information on Google Analytics and privacy). Please note that, on this website, Google Analytics has been extended with the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to ensure anonymised recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).