August Hildebrandt GmbH
Téléphone: +49 385 / 64 530 - 0
Fax: +49 385 / 64 530 - 64
L'opérateur de ce site est
August Hildebrandt GmbH
Directeur général et responsable du contenu:
Sabine von Köppen
Tel.: +49 385 / 64 530 - 0
Fax: +49 385 / 64 530 - 64
Siège de l'entreprise: Schwerin, Allemagne
Registre du commerce Schwerin,
Numéro de TVA DE137667775
Liability for Contents
As service providers, we are liable for own contents of these websites according to Sec. 7, paragraph 1 German Telemedia Act (TMG). However, according to Sec. 8 to 10 German Telemedia Act (TMG), service providers are not obligated to permanently monitor submitted or stored information or to search for evidences that indicate illegal activities. Legal obligations to removing information or to blocking the use of information remain unchallenged. In this case, liability is only possible at the time of knowledge about a specific violation of law. Illegal contents will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.
Liability for Links
Our offer includes links to external third party websites. We have no influence on the contents of those websites, therefore we cannot guarantee for those contents. Providers or administrators of linked websites are always responsible for their own contents. The linked websites had been checked for possible violations of law at the time of the establishment of the link. Illegal contents were not detected at the time of the linking. A permanent monitoring of the contents of linked websites cannot be imposed without reasonable indications that there has been a violation of law. Illegal links will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.
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1.) General Terms and Conditions of Sale
2.) Terms and Conditions of Purchase
1.) General Terms and Conditions of Sale
of the company August Hildebrandt GmbH, Siemensplatz 1, 19057 Schwerin, represented by the managing directors Sabine von Köppen and Mathias Lohraff
§ 1 General – scope
(1). Our terms of sale apply exclusively; we will not accept any opposing or deviating terms and conditions of the customer unless we have explicitly agreed to their validity in writing. Our terms of sale shall also apply if we deliver the consignment to the customer without reservation and we are aware of opposing terms and conditions of the customer or such terms which differ from our terms of sale.
(2). All agreements and arrangements made between us and the customers for the purpose of the performance of this contract are set forth in writing in this agreement.
(3). Our terms of sale only apply to entrepreneurs and contractors pursuant to § 310 (1) BGB (German Civil Code).
(4). Our terms of sale shall apply in the case of all future business transactions with the customers.
§ 2 Offer – offer documents
(1). Unless otherwise stated in the acknowledgement of order, our offer is without obligation.
(2). We reserve our proprietary rights and copyright on illustrations, drawings, calculations and any other documents. This also applies to written documents marked “confidential”. The passing on of such documents to third parties by the customer is subject to our prior written consent.
§ 3 Price – terms of payment
(1). Except as otherwise stated in the acknowledgement of order, our prices are “franco domicile”, packaging included. We reserve the right to alter our prices accordingly if reductions in costs or increases in costs arise after conclusion of the contract, particularly due to collective agreements of changes in material prices. Such changes will be verified by us upon request by the customer.
(2). Our prices include statutory sales tax. It is shown separately on the invoice in the statutory amount valid on the date when the invoice is issued.
(3). The deduction of discounts is subject to special written agreement.
(4). Except as otherwise stated in the acknowledgement of order, the net purchase price (without any deduction) shall fall due for payment within 30 days from the date of invoice. The statutory regulations regarding the consequences of delay in payment shall apply.
(5). The customer shall only be entitled to the contractual exclusion of set-off if his counter-claims are declared final and absolute, if they are undisputed or approved by us. Moreover, the customer is authorised to exercise his right of retention insofar as his counter-claim is based upon the same contractual relationship.
§ 4 Delivery period
(1). The commencement of the delivery period stated by us is subject to the clarification of all technical matters. As a basic principle, delivery periods are to be regarded as a general guideline only; the seller shall make every endeavour to observe this delivery period. Partial shipments are admissible.
(2). Furthermore, the meeting of our delivery commitments is dependent upon the customer fulfilling his obligations in a timely and proper manner. We reserve the right to raise objection regarding non-performance of the contract.
(3). Should the customer delay acceptance of the consignment or culpably commit any other breach of duty to cooperate, we shall be entitled to demand compensation for the damage caused to us in this respect, including any additional expenses. We reserve the right to assert further claims.
(4). Insofar as the conditions stated in paragraph 3 are present, the risk of accidental loss or accidental deterioration of the object of sale shall pass to the customer at the time of his default of acceptance or payment.
(5). We shall be liable in accordance with statutory provisions insofar as the underlying contract of sale is a transaction at a fixed date in terms of § 286 paragraph 2, No. 4 BGB or of § 376 HGB (German Commercial Code). We shall also be liable in accordance with the statutory provisions insofar as the customer is entitled to claim cessation of his interest in continuing the performance of the contract as a result of a delay in delivery for which we are responsible.
(6). In addition, we shall be liable in accordance with statutory provisions insofar as the delay in delivery is due to an intentional or grossly negligent breach of contract on our part; a fault on the part of our representatives or vicarious agents is to be attributed to us. Insofar as the delay in delivery is not due to an intentional breach of contract for which we are responsible, our liability for damages shall be limited to predictable and typical damage.
(7). We shall also be liable in accordance with statutory provisions insofar as the delay in delivery, for which we are responsible, is due to the culpable breach of a fundamental contractual duty; in this case, however, our liability for damages shall be limited to predictable and typical damage.
(8). Furthermore, in the event of a delay in delivery, we shall be liable for each completed week of the delay to pay lump-sum compensation for damage resulting from delay in the amount of 0.5 % of the value of the goods to be delivered, but not more than 5 % of the value of the goods to be delivered.
(9). The above is subject to additional statutory claims and rights of the customer.
§ 5 Passing of risk – packing costs
(1). Except as otherwise stated in the acknowledgement of order, our prices are stipulated as “franco domicile”, including packaging.
(2). Special agreements shall apply with regard to the return of packaging materials.
(3). If desired by the customer, we shall arrange for insurance cover for the transport of the consignment; costs arising in this regard shall be borne by the customer.
§ 6 Liability for defects
(1). The provisions set forth below apply to the delivery of newly manufactured objects. Insofar as the customer orders second-hand objects, delivery shall be effected without any guarantee whatsoever.
(2). The rights of the customer with regard to defects are subject to his having duly met his responsibilities to check the consignment and to provide notification of defects as required by § 377 HGB.
(3). The appearance and workmanship of the objects to be delivered shall be measured according to state-ofthe-art technology, taking into account the sizes indicated by the customer. The state-of-the-art technology valid at the time when the contract was concluded shall be decisive.
(4). Insofar as there is a defect in the purchased object, we are entitled to opt to remedy the defect or to deliver a new object without defects by way of subsequent performance. In the event of our opting to remedy the defect, we are obliged to assume all of the costs arising in connection with the remedy of the defect, particularly costs of transport, infrastructure, labour and materials insofar as there is no increase in these costs caused by transporting the object of sale to a place other than the place of performance. In the case of remedy of defects, we shall only assume the costs up to the amount of the purchase price.
(5). In the event of subsequent performance failing, the customer may opt to rescind the contract or demand a reduction in price.
(6). We shall be liable in accordance with the statutory provisions insofar as the customer asserts claims for compensation which are due to intent or gross negligence, including intent or gross negligence on the part of our representatives or vicarious agents. Unless we have been accused of intentional breach of contract, liability regarding compensation shall be limited to predictable and typical damage.
(7). We shall be liable in accordance with the statutory provisions in the event of our culpably committing a fundamental breach of contract; in such case, however, liability regarding compensation shall be limited to predictable and typical damage.
(8). Liability due to culpable injury to life, limb or health shall remain unaffected; this also applies to liability which is compulsory pursuant to the Product Liability Act.
(9). Liability is excluded unless otherwise stipulated above.
(10). Claims regarding defects become statute barred 12 months from the passing of the risk.
(11). The statutory period of limitation in the event of a claim to damages based on a defective consignment pursuant to §§ 478, 479 BGB shall remain unaffected; the period is 5 years calculated from delivery of the defective object.
§ 7 Joint and several liability
(1). Additional liability for compensation other than provided in § 6 is excluded regardless of the legal nature of the asserted claim. This applies, in particular, to claims for damages arising from a violation of mutual confidence in the preparation of the contract (culpa in contrahendo), owing to any other breaches of duty or due to unlawful compensation claims concerning damage to property in accordance with § 823 BGB.
(2). The limitation pursuant to paragraph 1 shall also apply if the customer demands compensation for futile expenses in place of claims for damages instead of performance.
(3). Insofar as liability for damages is excluded or limited vis-à-vis our company, this shall also apply to the personal liability for damages in respect of our salaried employees, employees, members of staff, representatives and vicarious agents.
§ 8 Securing of reservation of ownership
(1). We reserve the right to reservation of ownership with regard to the object of sale until all payments arising from the business relationship with the customer have been received. Should the customer act in breach of the contract, particularly in the case of a delay in payment, we are entitled to take back the object of sale. This recovery of the object of sale constitutes a rescission of contract on our part. We are authorised to utilise the object of sale taken back; the proceeds from such utilisation shall be credited against the financial obligations of the customer after deduction of reasonable utilisation costs.
(2). The customer is obliged to treat the object of sale with due care; in particular, he is obliged to provide adequate insurance cover for them with regard to damage due to fire, water and theft at their original value. Insofar as maintenance and servicing work is required, the customer shall carry out such work in good time and at his own expense.
(3). The customer is to notify us in writing without delay in the event of levies of execution or any other intervention by third parties so that we can take legal action pursuant to § 771 ZPO (German Code of Civil Procedure). Should the third party be unable to reimburse us with regard to court fees and out-of-court expenses of a lawsuit pursuant to § 771 ZPO, the customer shall be held liable for losses incurred by us.
(4). The customer is entitled to re-sell the object of sale in an orderly business transaction; the customer shall, however, already assign to us all accounts receivable to the value of the final amount of the invoice (including sales tax) of our account receivable which accrue to him from the re-sale vis-à-vis his customers or third parties – this applies regardless of whether the object of sale has been re-sold without or after processing or machining.
The customer shall still be authorised to collect this account receivable even after this assignment. Our authorisation to collect the account receivable ourselves remains unaffected. We shall, however, undertake not to collect the account receivable as long as the customer meets his financial obligations arising from the proceeds received and he does not get into arrears with payments and, in particular, that no application has been filed for the initiation of insolvency proceedings or that payments have been suspended. Should this be the case, however, we may demand that the customer discloses to us the assigned claims and their debtors, that he furnishes all necessary information and surrenders all appropriate documents and that he notifies the debtors (third parties) of the assignment.
(5). The processing or alteration of the object of sale by the customer is always carried out for us. Should the object of sale be processed together with other objects which do not belong to us, we shall acquire joint ownership of the new object in proportion of the value of the object of sale (final invoice amount, including sales tax) to the other processed objects at the time of processing. For the rest, the same shall apply to the object resulting from processing as to the object of sale delivered under reserve.
(6). We undertake, at the request of the customer, to release the securities to which we are entitled to the extent that the realizable value of our securities exceeds the accounts receivable to be secured by more than 10 % ; we shall be responsible for the choice of securities to be released.
§ 9 Place of jurisdiction and performance
(1). Insofar as the customer is a businessman, our corporate domicile is our place of jurisdiction; we are, however, entitled to file action against the customer at the court at his place of residence.
(2). The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply; application of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) is excluded.
(3). Except as otherwise stated in the acknowledgement of order, the place of performance shall be our corporate domicile.
2.) Terms and Conditions of Purchase of the company August Hildebrandt GmbH, Siemensplatz 1, 19057 Schwerin, represented by the
managing directors Sabine von Köppen and Mathias Lohraff
§ 1 General – scope
(1). Our terms of purchase apply exclusively; we will not accept any opposing or deviating terms and conditions of purchase of the customer unless we have explicitly agreed to their validity in writing. Our terms of purchase shall also apply if we accept delivery from the supplier without reservation and we are aware of opposing terms and conditions of the supplier or such terms which differ from our terms of purchase.
(2). All agreements and arrangements made between us and the customers for the purpose of the performance of this contract are to be set forth in writing in this agreement.
(3). Our terms of purchase only apply to entrepreneurs and contractors pursuant to § 310 (1) BGB (German Civil Code)
(4). Our terms of purchase shall apply in the case of all future business transactions with the supplier.
§ 2 Offer – offer documents
(1). The supplier is obliged to accept our order within a period of 2 weekdays.
(2). We reserve our proprietary rights and copyright on illustrations, drawings, calculations and any other documents; they may not be made accessible to third parties without our prior explicit written consent. They are only to be used for production purposes on the basis of our order; they are to be returned to us, unrequested, after completion of the order. They are to be kept secret from third parties; in this respect the provision under § 9 (4) shall also apply.
§ 3 Prices – terms of payment
(1). The price quoted in the order is binding. Except as otherwise agreed upon in writing, the price includes delivery “franco domicile”, packaging included. The return of packaging materials is subject to special agreement.
(2). Statutory sales tax is included in the price.
(3). We can only process invoices if the order number is indicated on this invoice, as specified in our order; the supplier shall be responsible for all consequences arising from non-compliance with this obligation unless he proves that he is not responsible for these consequences.
(4). Except as otherwise agreed upon in writing, we will effect payment of the purchase price within 2 weeks, calculated from the date of delivery and receipt of invoice, with 2 % cash discount or within 30 days from receipt of invoice.
(5). We are entitled to rights of set-off and rights of retention to the extent permitted by law.
§ 4 Delivery period
(1). The delivery period stated in the order is binding.
(2). The supplier is obliged to notify us in writing without delay if circumstances arise or if such circumstances become recognisable to him which result in his being unable to observe the stipulated delivery period.
(3). We are entitled to assert statutory claims in the event of a delay in delivery. In particular, we are entitled to demand compensation in place of performance after the fruitless expiration of a reasonable period. Should we demand compensation, the supplier is entitled to prove to us that he is not responsible for the breach of duty.
§ 5 Passing of risk – documents
(1). Except as otherwise agreed upon in writing, delivery is to be effected “franco domicile”.
(2). The supplier is obliged to indicate our exact order number on all shipping documents and delivery notes; should he fail to do this, we will not be responsible for any delays in processing.
§ 6 Inspection for defects – liability for defects
(1). We are obliged to inspect the goods for any discrepancies in quality or quantity within a reasonable period; the notification of defects shall be deemed in good time if it is received by the supplier within a period of 5 working days, calculated from the receipt of the goods or, in the case of latent defects, upon discovery thereof.
(2). We are entitled to warranty claims to the full extent; in either case we are entitled to opt to demand the remedy of defects or delivery of a new object from the supplier. We explicitly reserve the right to compensation, particularly to the right of compensation in place of performance.
(3). In the event of imminent danger or if the goods are required particularly urgently, we are entitled to remedy the defects ourselves at the expense of the supplier.
(4). The period of limitation is 36 months, calculated from the passing of risk.
§ 7 Product liability – exemption
Should the supplier be responsible for damage to products, he is obliged to indemnify us against claims for damages by third parties upon initial request insofar as the cause is in his field of authority and organisation and he is himself liable with regard to third parties.
§ 8 Place of jurisdiction and performance
(1). Insofar as the supplier is a businessman, our corporate domicile is our place of jurisdiction; we are, however, entitled to file action against the supplier at the court at his place of residence.
(2). Except as otherwise stated in our order, the place of performance shall be our corporate domicile.
August Hildebrandt GmbH
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1. An overview of data protection
The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit our website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.
Data recording on our website
Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e. the “controller”)?
The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available under section “Information Required by Law” on this website.
How do we record your data?
We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information you enter into our contact form.
Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access our website.
What are the purposes we use your data for?
A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user patterns.
What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified, blocked or eradicated. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the address disclosed in section “Information Required by Law” on this website if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues. You also have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.
Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For details, please consult the Data Protection Declaration under section “Right to Restriction of Data Processing.”
Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties
There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analysed when your visit our website. Such analyses are performed primarily with cookies and with what we refer to as analysis programmes. As a rule, the analyses of your browsing patterns are conducted anonymously; i.e. the browsing patterns cannot be traced back to you. You have the option to object to such analyses or you can prevent their performance by not using certain tools. For detailed information about this, please consult our Data Protection Declaration below.
You do have the option to object to such analyses. We will brief you on the objection options in this Data Protection Declaration.
2. General information and mandatory information
The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.
Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.
We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.
Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)
The data processing controller on this website is:
August Hildebrandt GmbH
Phone: +49 385 645300
The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to the processing of data
A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
In the event that data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your personal data based on grounds arising from your unique situation. This also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. To determine the legal basis, on which any processing of data is based, please consult this Data Protection Declaration. If you log an objection, we will no longer process your affected personal data, unless we are in a position to present compelling protection worthy grounds for the processing of your data, that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the purpose of the processing is the claiming, exercising or defence of legal entitlements (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).
If your personal data is being processed in order to engage in direct advertising, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of such advertising. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).
Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.
Right to data portability
You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information about, blockage, rectification and eradication of data
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified, blocked or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.”
Right to demand processing restrictions
You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.” The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:
- In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
- If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
- If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.
Rejection of unsolicited e-mails
We herewith object to the use of contact information published in conjunction with the mandatory information to be provided in section “Information Required by Law” to send us promotional and information material that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this website and its pages reserve the express right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional information, for instance via SPAM messages.
3. Recording of data on our website
In some instances, our website and its pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user friendly, effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your leave our site. Other cookies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.
You can adjust the settings of your browser to make sure that you are notified every time cookies are placed and to enable you to accept cookies only in specific cases or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific situations or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.
Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications transaction or to provide certain functions you want to use (e.g. the shopping cart function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimised provision of the operator’s services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your browsing patterns) should be stored, they are addressed separately in this Data Protection Declaration.
Server log files
The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:
- The type and version of browser used
- The used operating system
- Referrer URL
- The hostname of the accessing computer
- The time of the server inquiry
- The IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.
If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.
Hence, the processing of the data entered into the contact form occurs exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.
Request by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these data on without your consent.
The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.
The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.
4. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files, which are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website by users. The information generated by cookies on your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the utilization of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize both, the services offered online and the operator’s advertising activities.
On this website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. As a result, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that have ratified the Convention on the European Economic Area prior to its transmission to the United States. The full IP address will be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the United States and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall use this information to analyse your use of this website to generate reports on website activities and to render other services to the operator of this website that are related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted in conjunction with Google Analytics from your browser shall not be merged with other data in Google’s possession.
You do have the option to prevent the archiving of cookies by making pertinent changes to the settings of your browser software. However, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their fullest extent. Moreover, you have the option prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and affiliated with your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Objection to the recording of data
You have the option to prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will result in the placement of an opt out cookie, which prevents the recording of your data during future visits to this website: Google Analytics deactivation.
For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
Contract data processing
We have executed a contract data processing agreement with Google and are implementing the stringent provisions of the German data protection agencies to the fullest when using Google Analytics.
Demographic parameters provided by Google Analytics
This website uses the function “demographic parameters” provided by Google Analytics. It makes it possible to generate reports providing information on the age, gender and interests of website visitors. The sources of this information are interest-related advertising by Google as well as visitor data obtained from third party providers. This data cannot be allocated to a specific individual. You have the option to deactivate this function at any time by making pertinent settings changes for advertising in your Google account or you can generally prohibit the recording of your data by Google Analytics as explained in section “Objection to the recording of data.”
Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking
This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online promotional program of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).
In conjunction with Google AdWords, we use a tool called Conversion Tracking. If you click on an ad posted by Google, a cookie for Conversion Tracking purposes will be placed. Cookies are small text files the web browser places on the user’s computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we will be able to recognise that the user has clicked on an ad and has been linked to this page.
A different cookie is allocated to every Google AdWords customer. These cookies cannot be tracked via websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained with the assistance of the Conversion cookie is used to generate Conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted to use Conversion Tracking. The users receive the total number of users that have clicked on their ads and have been linked to a page equipped with a Conversion Tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that would allow them to personally identify these users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you have the option to object to this use by easily deactivating the Google Conversion Tracking cookie via your web browser under user settings. If you do this, you will not be included in the Conversion Tracking statistics.
The storage of “Conversion” cookies and the use of this tracking tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns, in order to optimize the operator’s web offerings and advertising.
To review more detailed information about Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking, please consult the Data Privacy Policies of Google at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
You can set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified anytime cookies are placed and you can permit cookies only in certain cases or exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain instances or in general and you can also activate the automatic deletion of cookies upon closing of the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.
If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on this website, we will need from you an e-mail address as well as information that allow us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and consent to the receipt of the newsletter. No further data shall be collected or shall be collected only on a voluntary basis. We shall use such data only for the sending of the requested information and shall not share such data with any third parties.
The processing of the information entered into the newsletter subscription form shall occur exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke the consent you have given to the archiving of data, the e-mail address and the use of this information for the sending of the newsletter at any time, for instance by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data processing transactions that have taken place to date.
The data you archive with us for the purpose of the newsletter subscription shall be archived by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Once you cancel your subscription to the newsletter, the data shall be deleted. This shall not affect data we have been archiving for other purposes.
6. Plug-ins and Tools
To ensure that fonts used on this website are uniform, this website uses so-called Web Fonts provided by fonts.com. When you access a page on our website, your browser will load the required web fonts into your browser cache to correctly display text and fonts.
To do this, the browser you use will have to establish a connection with fonts.com’s servers. As a result, fonts.com will learn that your IP address was used to access our website. The use of fonts.com is based on our interest in presenting our online content in a uniform and appealing way. According to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest.
If your browser should not support Web Fonts, a standard font installed on your computer will be used.
For more information on fonts.com, please follow this link: https://www.fonts.com/info and consult fonts.com’s Data Privacy Declaration under: https://www.fonts.com/info/legal/privacy and https://www.monotype.com/legal/privacy-policy/.