Data privacy statement

We are delighted that you have decided to visit our website and would like to thank you for your interest in our company and in our products/services. The protection of your privacy while using our website is important to us. Therefore, please familiarise yourself with the information below:

1) Basic principles for handling personal data

As a basic principle, we allow you to visit our web pages without collecting any personal data from you. Personal data will only be collected if you divulge it to us of your own accord for the purpose of transacting a contract, when opening a customer account or when contacting us. Unless you have given your express consent, this data will only be used for the purpose of performing contracts and processing your enquiries. On full performance of the contract, your data will continue to be stored in accordance with the retention periods stipulated by tax and commercial legislation, but it will be blocked so that it cannot be used for any other purpose and will be deleted at the end of these periods, unless you have expressly consented to the ongoing use of your data.

For our own advertising purposes, we reserve the right to store the following details in composite lists and to use them for the purpose of sending you interesting offers and information about our products by letter post: your first and last names, your postal address and – insofar as we have obtained these additional details from you in the course of a contractual relationship – your title, academic degree and year of birth as well as your job title, industrial sector or line of business. You can opt out of your data being stored and used for this purpose at any time by using the contact method described below to notify us accordingly.

2) Your rights and how to contact us

You are entitled to submit an information request – free of charge – to find out what data is being stored about you and, if necessary, to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. If you have any further questions concerning the collection, processing or use of your personal data, please contact us. The same applies in relation to the following matters connected with your personal data: information requests, blocking, and the desire to have it deleted or corrected, as well as the withdrawal of consent. You will find our contact address in the "Legal details" section.