Privacy notice

It is very important to us to ensure protection of your personal data as regards the collection, processing and use of such data when you visit our homepage.
We would like to take this opportunity below to inform you of the fact that we will ask you for personal data and store and process such data electronically, along with how this will be done as well.Personal dataPersonal data is information that identifies you. This includes information, such as your name, address, telephone number or email address, but also data such as your place of residence, IP address or bank details. You do not need to disclose personal data in order to use our website. In certain cases we may, however, require your name, address and other details in order to supply the desired goods or perform the desired services.
This shall apply in particular for sending information materials or for responding to individual queries. We shall make suitable reference in cases where personal data needs to be disclosed. Furthermore, we shall only store and process data that you have voluntarily or automatically disclosed.Processing of your IP address by the web serverServices on the Internet can only be used from a technical perspective if your IP address is disclosed. This is processed by the web servers delivering the websites in question. Your IP address is stored together with other, non-identifiable information in technical protocol files, known as log files. We shall only use these files in order to be able to analyse the reason and impact in situations where a fault arises. The log files are deleted on a weekly basis. Non-identifiable information includes i.a. the following:the names and size (Bytes) of the web pages you have visitedthe name of the browser you are usingthe name and version of your operating systemthe device type of your computer (or mobile telephone or tablet)date and time of accessany search engines used via which you have reached our websitethe names and size (Bytes) of any downloaded filesuser agent (Browser)Apart from this processing by the web server, we shall only use or store your IP address in anonymous form (for more information on this see Google Analytics section).Intended purpose of personal dataWe use the personal data provided by you to respond to your inquiries, process your orders, deliver goods ordered by you, send you our newsletter, or provide you with access to certain information or offers.NewsletterWith respect to our newsletter, we need your e-mail address to send you the newsletter. We welcome any additional data, such as your first and last name, because then we will be able to personally address you, but the only information required is your e-mail address.
The information you provide in the context of subscribing to the newsletter will only be used to send you the newsletter. You may unsubscribe from our newsletter with future effect at any time free of charge.
 
The information you enter in our registration form is transmitted to us in encrypted form, which means it is protected against access by third parties.
The newsletter, which is sent by e-mail, contains references in graphics that are loaded by our servers when the newsletter is opened from your e-mail programme. Based on this loading activity we can see whether and when you opened the newsletter. Clicking on the “continue...” link in the newsletter will open the respective article in your browser. We also process information on the opening of newsletter articles in the browser.
 
We use this usage data to evaluate the readers’ interest in the individual articles. If you want to ensure that we cannot specifically allocate usage data to you, you should not provide a name (or provide an alias) when you subscribe to the newsletter and use an e-mail address without any information that identifies you. We do not create a profile or, in particular, combine the information with additional personal or usage data, though.
 
We store and process your personal data until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. When you unsubscribe from the newsletter, your personal data (in particular the personal data you provided when you subscribed to it) will be deleted. We will permanently store usage data regarding the newsletter in anonymous form.Specific useWe shall only collect, process and use your personal data disclosed online for the purposes as notified to you. Your personal data shall not be disclosed to third parties without your prior consent as required.
The collection of personal data and the transmission of such data to state institutions and authorities that are entitled to receive such information shall only be carried out within the scope of the relevant laws and/or if we are obliged to collect and transmit such data due to a judicial ruling. Our employees and the service providers commissioned by us are obligated by us to ensure confidentiality by us and must comply with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz).Your rightsYou may request information on the data stored about you by us at any time. Furthermore, you may revoke your consent regarding the collection and storage of your personal data by us with future effect at any time. Feel free to contact our data protection commissioner with any additional questions you may have regarding the privacy notice and the processing of your personal data. If you believe that our processing of your data is unlawful or otherwise violates legal regulations regarding data protection, you may file a complaint with a data protection regulatory authority.Encrypted and/or unencrypted transmissionAll data entered by you on this website is transmitted to us in an encrypted manner, meaning therefore that it is protected from being viewed by third parties.
Furthermore, all of our web pages are SSL-encrypted, meaning therefore that it is highly unlikely that the content you read can also be read by third parties. We use state-of-the-art encryption methods for this process.
Nevertheless, please refrain from sending us personal (or non-personal) medical data, for example, or other sensitive information via our website.Google AnalyticsWe use Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. ("Google"), for analysing the site visits. Google Analytics use cookies for this purpose (for more information see the “Cookies” section below). The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of our website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA where it is stored. Your IP address shall be anonymised prior to storage. This anonymisation is carried out by Google in a Member State of the European Union or a Signatory State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. Google Analytics has been extended on our website to include the code “anonymizeIp”.
When data is processed in accordance with § 11 of the Federal Data Protection Act, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activity and provide other services related to website and Internet use for us. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data by Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies through the corresponding setting in your browser. However, we wish to point out that in this particular case that you cannot, where applicable, use all of the website’s functions in full. You can also prevent the release of data generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here from Google.
You can prevent Google Analytics collecting information if you click on the following link. An opt-out cookie is installed that prevents the future collection of your information when you visit this website: Disable Google Analytics.
Further information on the Google Analytics Terms of Service can be found at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html, and information on Google’s Privacy Policy can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/.Google MapsWe make use of Google Maps functionality on our website. Google Maps is a service operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you visit one of our web pages containing Google Maps, there is already a link established to Google's servers when the page loads up. In addition to your IP address, it also determines which of our web pages you have already visited. Other personal data, such as your location when accessing such web pages, is also transmitted to Google.
If you are logged into your Google account, Google is able to combine this data with your profile. We do not have any other knowledge as regards the data transmitted or the use of such data by Google. You can find out more information by looking at Google’s Privacy Policy.Google FontsWe use Google Fonts on our web pages. Google Fonts is a service operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Fonts are downloaded from Google’s servers when our web pages are loaded. Your IP address is then transmitted to Google’s servers. Google also determines in this context which websites you have already visited.
Google will combine this information with your profile if you are logged into your Google account. We do not have any further information regarding the use of transmitted data by Google. Please consult Google’s Privacy Policy where applicable.Cloudflare.comWe use external scripts from cloudflare.com, a service operated by CloudFlare, Inc., 101 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA 94107. These scripts are downloaded from CloudFlare’s servers when our web pages are loaded. Your IP address is then transmitted to CloudFlare’s servers. CloudFlare also determines in this context which websites you have already visited.
CloudFlare will also store this information where necessary. Further information on the use of transmitted data by CloudFlare can be found in CloudFlare’s Privacy Policy.CookiesWhen you visit our website, information may be stored on your computer in the form of a cookie. Cookies are small text files sent from a web server to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. No personal data regarding the user is stored, only an extra pseudonym that has been generated for you. This information is used, for example, to automatically recognise you upon your next visit to our website and facilitate navigation for you.
You can of course also view our website without cookies. If you do not wish us to recognise your computer, you can prevent cookies from being saved on your hard drive by choosing “do not accept cookies” in your browser preferences. You should consult the instructions of your browser’s developer to find out how this works in individual cases.
If you do not accept cookies, this may lead to the offers on our website having functional limitations. You can enable or disable the use of cookies at any time. Please note that any cookies already stored will not be automatically deleted when disabling the use of cookies. You can do this manually in the privacy settings of your browser. Please consult the instructions of your browser’s developer as well.Children and young persons under 18Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request personal data from children and young persons, nor do we collect such data and disclose it to third parties.SecurityWe have taken a number of technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data from being lost, destroyed, manipulated or accessed in an unauthorised manner. All employees and third parties involved in data processing undertake to observe the Federal Data Protection Act and handle personal data in a confidential manner.
If personal data is collected online and processed, such information shall be transmitted in encrypted form (via SSL/https) in order to prevent abuse of the data by third parties. The technical security measures are continually revised according to technical advances.Transmission of personal data abroadWith the exception of the aforementioned transmission to CloudFlare and Google as part of using Google Maps and Google Fonts as well as Google Analytics, we do not transfer any personal data abroad. All of the servers that we operate and use are located in Germany.Change to data privacy provisionsWe reserve the right to amend the security and data privacy measures in place at any time, particularly if this becomes necessary due to technical developments. We shall also make suitable changes to this information regarding data privacy in such cases too. Please ensure therefore that you observe the most recent version of this Privacy Policy.Right of information and right of objection, queries, suggestions and complaintsYou can request details regarding your personal information that we have stored at any time. Furthermore, you may also revoke your consent for us to collect and store your personal data in future, and may do so at any time. If you have any further queries as to the information regarding data privacy and the processing of your personal data, please feel free to get in touch with our Data Protection Officer.Data Protection OfficerOur external operational Data Protection Officer ensures a professional data privacy approach. We are advised by Mauß Datenschutz.
If you have any queries regarding data privacy, please feel free to get in touch using one of the following options:
 
Telephone: 040 / 999 99 52-0
Email: info@datenschutz.herose.com

Server Logs

By visiting this website, which was built with the storytelling software „Pageflow“, data is transmitted and processed in so called "server log files":

Browser type and browser version,
Operating system used,
Referrer URL,
Host name of the accessing computer,
Time of the server request,
IP address

These files are deleted automatically after 30 days. Collecting this data guarantees a flawless performance on different devices and browsers and enables to provide the best possible media quality for each network condition. These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. Therefore server log files have to be stored.

Responsible party for processing data on this website

Codevise Solutions Limited
Deutz-Mülheimer Straße 129
D-51063 Köln
Telefon: +49 221 977 628 – 02
E-Mail: datenschutz@codevise.de

Cookies

For entries that apply a special feature to emphasize new content since the last visit of a page, a cookie is used to enable this notification.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Vimeo

Our website uses features provided by the Vimeo video portal. This service is provided by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. Here the Vimeo server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo when you visit our website or do not have a Vimeo account. The information is transmitted to a Vimeo server in the US, where it is stored.

If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, Vimeo allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

For more information on how to handle user data, please refer to the Vimeo Privacy Policy at https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Google Analytics Opt-Out

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics