Our website may be used without providing personal data. Different rules may apply to certain services on our site, however, and are explained separately below. Your personal data (e. g. name, address, email, telephone number, etc.) will only be processed by us in accordance with the provisions of the data protection law. Information is considered as personal data if it can be associated exclusively to a specific natural person. The legal framework for data protection can be found in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the new German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and German Telemedia Act (TMG). The following regulations inform you about the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing of personal data by the provider.
Tel: +49 (0)7703 9388-0
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We would like to point out that the internet-based data transfer is subject to security vulnerabilities and, therefore, complete protection against access by third parties to transferred data cannot be ensured.
Access to the member area will only be granted after prior registration by our administrator. Registrations without our administrator are not possible. The registration data of a new user comprise the user name (nickname) and e-mail address and will be kept to a minimum.
When downloading a file, whether in the member or public area, an internal counter is used to show the total number of downloads. No personal data is collected here.
On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us, either by e-mail and/or by using a contact form. In such event, the information provided by the user will be stored so that the request can be processed. No data will be transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to information that may be collected by other components of our website.
Use of Google analytics with anonymisation function
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”. Google Analytics employs so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the website.
The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to and stored by Google in the United States.
By using Google Analytics our website has an IP anonymisation function. In doing so, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymises your IP address before transferring it from member states of the European Union or signatory states to the European Economic Area Agreement.
Google will use this information to analyse your use of our website, to compile reports on website activity for us and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or if such third parties process this data on Google’s behalf.
Google states that it will under no circumstances associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the features of our website.
Furthermore, Google offers a deactivation option for most current browsers that provides you with more control over what data Google can collect and process. If you enable this option no information about your website visits will be sent to Google Analytics. However, the browser deactivation option does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analysis services we may engage.
For further information about the deactivation option provided by Google, please click the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Opt-out cookies prevent the future collection of your data when visiting this website. To prevent Universal Analytics tracking a user across different devices, you must opt out on all systems you use. Click the following link to set the opt-out cookie: Disable Google Analytics
Use of Google Maps
Our website uses the “Google Maps” component of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereafter referred to as “Google”.
Each time you access the Google Maps component, a cookie is placed by Google to process user preferences and data when you view the page that includes the Google Maps component. As a rule, this cookie is not deleted by closing the browser, but ceases to be active after a certain period of time, unless you delete it manually before.
and the additional Terms and Conditions for “Google Maps”.
Use of parts / Share Buttons
Our website provides the possibility to share web contents of social networks via external links or e-mail. If you use this possibility, you will be forwarded to the website of the respective operator and will be provided with appropriate user information.
When you are logged onto any of these social networks while using our website and want to share our website contents, the information will be connected to your respective account. We as operator have no influence over the data which are transferred to the respective server via plugin. Usually the IP address will be transferred.
For further information about the handling of data collection, please refer to the data privacy statement of the respective operator:
For further information on the share buttons, please refer tot he following links:
Use of YouTube components with advanced data protection mode
On our website we use components (videos) of YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company belonging to Google Inc. of Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
For this we use the “extended data protection mode“ option provided by YouTube.
When you display a page that has an embedded video, you will be connected to the YouTube server and the content will be displayed on the website by sending a message to your browser.
According to the information provided by YouTube, in “enhanced data protection mode” the only data that is transferred to the YouTube server is in particular which of our web pages you have visited, while you watch the video. If you are logged onto YouTube at the same time, this information will be associated with your YouTube member account. You can prevent this by logging out of your member account before visiting our website.
Further information about data protection by YouTube is provided by Google under the following link: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Use of MailChimp
The newsletter provides you periodically with information about our offers. To receive our newsletter, we require a valid e-mail address. We will review the e-mail address you provide for the purpose of determining whether you are in fact the owner of the e-mail address or whether the actual owner of it is authorised to receive the newsletter. When subscribing to our newsletter, we will store your IP address as well as the date and time of your registration. This serves to protect us in the event a third party improperly and without your knowledge makes use of your e-mail address to subscribe to our newsletter.
No information is matched to any information that other components of our website may collect.
Newsletter via MailChimp
We use MailChimp to send our newsletters. MailChimp is a service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA.
Your data stored when you signed up for the newsletter (e-mail address and optionally name, IP address, date and time of your registration) will be transmitted to a server of The Rocket Science Group in the USA and stored there in compliance with the “EU-US Privacy Shield”.
Further information on data protection for MailChimp can be found under:
Further information on the “EU-US Privacy Shield” can be found under:
The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
You may cancel your subscription to the newsletter and therefore your consent to the storage of your data at any time. You will find additional details in the email confirming your subscription as well as in each newsletter.
Our online presence in social media
We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms to communicate with customers, interested parties and users who actively use these sites and inform them about our company.
When you visit these web pages, user data may be processed outside of the European Union. In general, German and/or European data privacy law will not apply to these jurisdictions. Enforcing your rights may be more difficult. US-based providers certified for the Privacy Shield have committed to comply with EU data privacy standards.
In general, data obtained from social media users is processed for market research and advertising purposes. Based on the content accessed, user profiles can be created, which are used for advertising that is tailored to the users’ interests inside and outside the social media. This procedure is made possible by cookies, which are stored on users’ computers.
Data of social media users can also be stored otherwise by the provider, especially if these users are registered and signed up to the social media.
Personal user data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As the operator of a presence in a social medium, we have a legitimate interest in effectively informing users and communicating with users. If the user has consented to data processing – for instance by clicking a check box – the legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 GDPR.
Further information on data processing and options of data removal (known as opt-out) can be obtained from the respective providers listed below.
For any enquiries regarding the request for information or users’ rights, please contact the provider directly. Only the providers have access to all user data and can provide the desired information or take other measures.
Lawful basis for data processing
Article 6 (1) (a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) serves our company as lawful basis for data processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose.
If the processing of personal data is required to fulfil contractual obligations, for example for the supply of goods or the provision of any other service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (b) EU GDPR. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries regarding our products or services.
If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (c) EU GDPR.
If processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, then Article 6 (1) (f) of the EU GDPR serves as lawful basis for data processing.
On the basis of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you may contact us at no costs if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal data, if you wish to request the correction, blocking, deletion or cancellation of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data.
Your data will be stored only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or as far as this is granted by the legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to. If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the legislator expires, the personal data are blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.
Furthermore, we would like to point to the existing right to complaint to the Baden-Württemberg State Commissioner for Data Protection.
Parts of this data privacy statement are taken from/generated by the Filesharing lawyers WBS-LAW, the data privacy statement generator operated by datenschutz digital in cooperation with the RC GmbH company, who recycles used notebooks.