Data Protection Notice
1. Data Protection at a Glance
Data Collection on Our Website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is performed by the website operator. You can find their contact information in the Imprint section of this website.
How do we collect your data?
Some data is collected is when you share it with us. For example, this could be data that you enter in a contact form or as part of an order.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT system when you visit our website. This is primarily technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time the website was visited). The data is automatically collected as soon as you enter our website.
How do we use your data?
Generally, we need your data to prepare for or implement a contract. Another category of data is collected to ensure that our website is faultlessly available to you. Other data is used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have with respect to your data?
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data at no charge and at any time. You also have the right to request that this data is correct, locked, or deleted. On this point, as well as for other questions about data protection, you can contact us at the address indicated in the Imprint at any time. You also have the right to complain to the responsible supervisory authorities.
Analysis Tools and Tools from Third Party Providers
2. General Notice and Required Information
We wish to inform you that data transfers in the Internet (e.g. in email communication) may not be perfectly secure. It is not possible to perfectly protect data against access by third parties.
Notice of the Controller
The controller of data processing on this website is:
D.SignT GmbH & Co. KG
phone +49 (0) 2833 / 570977
The controller is the natural or legal person who, either alone or jointly with others, determines the purpose and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).
Withdrawing Your Consent to Data Processing
Many data processing procedures are only possible with your explicit consent. You can withdraw previously issued consent at any time. To do so, send us an email communication; no particular form is required. The legality of data processing that has occurred up to the time consent is withdrawn is unaffected.
Right to Complain to the Responsible Authorities
In the event of an infringement against data protection law, affected parties have the right to complain to the responsible supervisory authorities. The responsible supervisory authority in data protection questions is the state Data Protection Officer of the federal state in which the headquarters of our company are located. You can find a list of the Data Protection Officers and their contact information in the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to Data Portability
You have the right to have data that we have automatically processed on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract delivered to you or to a third party in an accessible, machine-readable format. If you request direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only occur to the extent that it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS Encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential contents, such as orders or inquiries that you have sent to us as the website operator, this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection in that the address line of your browser will change from “http://” to “https://”, and from the lock symbol in your browser line.
When the SSL or TLS encryption is active, the data that you send to us cannot be read by third parties.
Origin, Locking, Deletion
In the context of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, and the purpose of data processing and, if applicable, the right to correct, lock, or delete this data at no charge and at any time. On this point, as well as for other questions about personal data, you can contact us at the address indicated in the Imprint at any time.
3. Data Collection on Our Website
Most of the cookies we use are what are called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser at your next visit.
You can set up your browser to tell you when a cookie is set and to only allow cookies in individual cases, to allow cookies in certain cases, or to generally exclude them, and can also activate a setting to automatically delete cookies when the browser is closed. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of the website may be limited.
The provider of this website collects and automatically stores information in server log files, which your browser automatically sends to us. These include:
- Browser type und browser version
- Operating system
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server inquiry
- IP address
- Data quantity
This data will not be combined with other data sources. The access logs of the web server record what server inquires have taken place at what times. They contain the following data:
IP, directory protection user, date, time, pages visited, records, status code, data quantity, referrer, user agent, host name visited. The IP addresses will be saved in an anonymized form. The last three numbers will be removed for this purpose, e.g. 127.0.0.1 becomes 127.0.0.*. IPv6 addresses will also be anonymized. Information about directory protection users will be anonymized after one day.
Error logs that record defective site visits will be deleted after seven days. Visits over an FTP will be recorded anonymously and stored for 60 days. The mail logs for sending emails from the web environment will be anonymized after one day and then retained for 60 days. In anonymization, all data about the sender/recipient, etc. will be removed. Only the time the email was sent and how the email was processed are retained (source ID or not sent).
Mail logs for things sent via our mail server are deleted after four weeks. The long retention period is necessary to guarantee the functionality of the mail services and in defense against spam. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows data to be processed to fulfill a contract or for pre-contractual measures, and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, as the website operator has a legitimate interest in storing log files for technologically correct and optimized provision of their services.
If you send inquiries to us using the contact form, your information from the contact form, including the contact information you have indicated, will be stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for the event that there are any related questions. We will not disclose this data without your consent.
The data entered in the contact form is processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows data to be processed for the fulfillment of a contract or for pre-contractual measures, and of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, as the website operator has a legitimate interest in storing the data.
The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete them or your consent to storage is revoked or until the purpose for data storage ceases to apply (e. g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal requirements - including retention periods - remain unaffected.
Processing Data (Customer and Contractual Data)
We collect, process, and use personal data only in as much as it is necessary for the establishment, content and structure, or amendment of the legal relationship (stock data). This occurs on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows data to be processed for the fulfillment of a contract or for pre-contractual measures. We only collect, process, and use personal data about the use of our website (usage data) inasmuch as it is necessary to allow the user to use the services or to bill them for such use.
The customer data that is collected will be deleted after the order is concluded or the business relationship is ended. Statutory retention periods remain reserved.
Data Disclosures at Contractual Conclusion for Services and Digital Contents
We only disclose personal data to third parties if this is necessary in the context of contract processing, such as to the credit institute charged with processing payment. Any other disclosure of data will not occur, or will only occur if you have explicitly consented to the disclosure. Any disclosure of your data to third parties without your explicit consent, such as for advertising purposes, will not occur. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows data to be processed for the fulfillment of a contract or for pre-contractual measures.
4. Analysis Tools and Advertising
This website uses functions from the web analysis service called Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses “cookies.” These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow your use of the website to be analyzed. The information about your use of the website that is recorded with cookies is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The storage of Google Analytics cookies occurs on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behavior to optimize both their website and their advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. In this process, your IP address is shortened by Google within Member State of the European Union or in other contracting states of the treaty on the European Economic Area. The full IP addresses will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to create reports about activities in our website, and to perform other services for us in connection with the use of our website and the use of the Internet. The IP addresses transferred by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google.
You can prevent cookies from being stored by using the appropriate setting in your browser software; however, we must inform you that not all functions of this website can be fully used in this case. You can also prevent the data that is created by the cookie and relates to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) from being acquired by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objecting to Data Collection
You can prevent your data from being recorded by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will set an opt-out-cookie that will prevent your data from being recorded during future visits to our website: deactivate Google Analytics.
You can prevent or permit the collection of your data by Google Analytics by entering the appropriate settings via the cookie banner. "Disable" sets an opt-out cookie that prevents your information from being collected on future visits to this site:
Order Data Processing
We have concluded a contract for order data processing with Google and fully implement the strict rules of the German data protection authorities in the use of Google Analytics.
On our website you can subscribe to our newsletter, with which we inform you regularly about special offers or the latest content. The advertised goods and services are named in the declaration of consent. The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. By clicking on the "Subscribe" button and clicking on the link in the confirmation e-mail that is subsequently sent, you give us your consent to our newsletter being sent to the e-mail address provided. We store your e-mail address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
Double Opt-in process
For the subscription to our newsletter we use the double opt-in process. After your registration we will send an e-mail to the given e-mail address. In this e-mail we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your registration, your information will be locked and automatically deleted after one month. In order to be able to verify that you have actually subscribed to our newsletter and to clarify any possible misuse of your personal data, we store your IP addresses used and the time of registration and confirmation.
You can at any time revoke your consent to receive the newsletter and unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can do so by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter e-mail or by sending a message to the contact details given in the imprint. The lawfulness of the data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
This website uses the service sitepackage:// of wigital GmbH, Wall 42, 24103 Kiel, Germany (wigital). The data required for sending the newsletter is then passed on by us to wigital. wigital is not permitted to pass these data on to third parties or to process them for purposes other than for sending the newsletter. We have signed an agreement with wigital on order processing in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR, in which wigital has committed itself to comply with the data protection regulations and to guarantee an appropriate level of protection for your data.
6. Plugins and Tools
Google Web Fonts
For uniform presentation of different fonts, this website uses web fonts that are provided by Google. When visiting a website, your browser loads the necessary web fonts in your browser cache to correctly display text and fonts.
For this purpose, the browser you use must create a connection to the Google servers. This informs Google that our website was visited by your IP address. The use of Google web fonts occurs in the interest of a uniform, appealing presentation of our online product range. This constitutes a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 para 1 lit. f GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard script is used by your computer.
This website uses the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this website has no influence on this data transfer.
The use of Google Maps occurs in the interest of an appealing depiction of our online product range and to allow users to easily find the locations we indicate on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 para 1 lit. f GDPR.
You can find more information about how user data is handled in Google’s Protection Policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.