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German privacy statement adapted from: (English translation: Claire Annis)
German disclaimer adapted from: (English translation: Claire Annis)


Privacy statement

This privacy statement applies to the use of our online service ("website").

Keeping your data private is of the utmost importance to us, which is why we collect and process your personal data in compliance with current data privacy law, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

1 Who is the controller?
The person responsible (controller) for the collection, processing and use of your personal data as defined in Article 4(7) of the GDPR is

Claire Annis
Robinienweg 9
53177 Bonn
Tel.: +49 (0) 228 932 99999
Mob.: +49 (0) 170 123 0680
E-mail: translations[at]

VAT ID: DE302356522

Please contact the controller if you wish to object either in part or in full to the collection, processing or use of your data by us in accordance with these data privacy provisions.

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2 What are the general purposes of the processing?
We use personal data to operate the website, fulfil any contractual arrangements and meet any legal obligations.

3 What data do we use and why?

3.1 Hosting
We use hosting services in order to provide the following: Infrastructure and platform services, computing power, storage and database services, security services and technical maintenance to keep the website up and running.

We, or our hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communications data of customers, interested parties and visitors to this website on the basis of our legitimate interest in providing an efficient and secure website in accordance with Article 6(1) sentence 1 f) of the GDPR in conjunction with Article 28 of the GDPR.

3.2 Access data
We collect certain information when you use our website. We automatically collect information about the way you use the website and how you interact with us and register data to your computer or mobile device. We collect, store and use data each time our website is accessed (server log files). This access data includes:

   • Name and URL of the file accessed

   • Time and date of the access
   • Data volume transmitted
   • Successful call-up message (HTTP response code)
   • Browser type and version
   • Operating system
   • Referrer URL (i.e. the page visited last)
   • Websites accessed by the user's system from our website
   • The user's internet service provider
   • IP address and requesting provider

We use the logs to perform statistical analyses that help us operate and optimise our website and ensure security, as well as to anonymously record traffic to our website and see how and to what extent our website and services are used. No data is used to identify you personally or create user profiles. The information we collect allows us to identify and resolve errors and improve our services.

Our legitimate interest in this regard is laid out in Article 6(1) sentence 1 f) of the GDPR.

We reserve the right to examine the log files at a later date if we have specific cause to suspect illegal activity. We save IP addresses for a limited time in the log files if needed for security reasons or to provide a service.   We also then save IP addresses if we have specific cause to suspect illegal activity in connection with the use of our website. 

3.3 Cookies
We use session cookies to improve our website. A session cookie is a small text file that is sent from the relevant server when you visit a website and saved temporarily on your hard drive. The file stores a session ID to allow different requests from your browser to be assigned to a user session. They allow your computer to be recognised if you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser. 

We also use a small number of persistent cookies (also small text files that are saved to your terminal equipment) that stay on your device or computer and which allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website. These cookies are saved to your hard drive and are deleted automatically after a pre-defined period, which can be between 1 month and 10 years. They allow us to make our website more user friendly, effective and safer.

Our legitimate interest in using cookies in accordance with Article 6(1) sentence 1 f) of the GDPR DSGVO is to make our website more user friendly, effective and safer.

Cookies contain data such as the following:

   • Language settings

   • Information about the number of times our website is accessed and the use of specific functions on the site

Cookies are assigned an ID when activated. Your personal data is not linked to this ID. The cookie does not save your name, IP address or other data that would allow the cookie to be traced back to you. Cookie technology delivers purely de-personalised information, such as which pages are visited and when, etc.

You can customise your browser settings to notify you about cookie activity. Options include requiring permission for every cookie, allowing cookies under certain circumstances, or disabling cookies altogether. Disabling cookies completely may stop this website from working properly.

3.4 Data needed to fulfil our contractual obligations
We process the personal data needed in order to fulfil our contractual obligations. This includes your name, address, e-mail, products/services purchased, invoice and payment data. We need to collect this data in order to conclude the contract.

The data is deleted once any warranty periods and legal retention periods expire. 

This data is needed for us to fulfil our contractual obligations to you. The legal grounds for processing this data are set forth in Article 6(1) sentence 1 b) of the GDPR.

3.5 E-mail contact
If you contact us (e.g. using the contact form or by e-mail), we use the information you provide to process your request and in case of any subsequent queries.

If data is processed for purposes relating to your request but before entering into an agreement, or, if you are already our customer, for the purposes of executing the agreement, the legal basis for this data processing is set forth in Article 6(1) sentence 1 b) of the GDPR.

Additional personal data is only processed if you give your consent (Article 6(1) sentence 1 a) GDPR) or if we have a legitimate interest in processing your data (Article 6(1) sentence 1 f) GDPR). A legitimate interest could be responding to your e-mail, for example.

4 Retention periods
Unless otherwise specified, we only save your personal data for as long as we need it to fulfil the purposes pursued.

The legislature (tax or commercial law, for example) requires specific data to be kept on file. In such cases, the data is stored by us solely for these purposes and is not processed in any other manner and deleted once the legal retention period expires. 

5 Your rights as a data subject
The law gives you various rights with respect to your personal data. If you would like to exercise your rights, please write to the e-mail or postal address given in section 1 giving clear information as to your identity.

Your rights are:

   • Right to confirmation of and information on the personal data we hold on you

   • Right to correction
   • Right to deletion ("Right to be forgotten")
   • Right to data portability
   • Right of revocation
   • Automated decisions including profiling
   • Right to revoke a data privacy consent
   • You are also entitled to file a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State at which you reside, work, or in which the alleged breach took place, if you believe that your personal data has been processed in a way that is non-compliant

6 Data security
We take the utmost care to ensure the safety of your data in compliance with data privacy laws and the technical possibilities available to us.

We take technical and organisational steps to keep your data safe in accordance with Article 32 of the GDPR, and update these as technology advances.

We cannot guarantee that our website is available at all times; faults, downtime or failures cannot be ruled out. 

7 Forwarding of data to third parties, no data transmitted outside of the EU
Your personal data is generally used exclusively within our company.

If we bring third parties on board to help us execute contracts (such as external translators), these are only given the personal data they need in order to carry out the service required.

Data is neither transmitted outside of the EU, nor are there any plans in place to transmit data outside of the EU. 

8 Data privacy officer
If you have any further questions or concerns regarding data privacy, please contact our data privacy officer:

Claire Annis




Liability for content
Whilst every care was taken when producing the content of this website, we accept no liability for its correctness, completeness and currency. Users of the website do so at their own risk. Use of the website does not constitute a contractual relationship between the site owner and the user. Pursuant to Section 7(1) of the German Telemedia Act, the law limits our responsibility as content providers to our own content on this site. In accordance with Sections 8 to 10 of the German Telemedia Act, as content providers we are not obliged to monitor third-party information that is provided or stored on our website or to verify its legality. This is without prejudice to our general legal duty to remove or prevent access to such information. In this instance, liability can only be assumed once we become aware of an actual infringement. The content in question will then be removed without delay.


Liability for links
Our site contains links to third-party websites. The respective provider or site owner of such websites is liable for their content. At the time the links to third-party websites were created, we found no indication of any breach of the law. We have no influence over and accept no liability for the existing content of third-party websites, or for any future content or activities on such websites. We do not claim ownership of any content on third-party websites linked to this site. It is unreasonable to expect us to monitor linked sites permanently, provided there is no suspicion of any breach of the law. If we become aware of illegal content on a linked site, we will remove the link without delay.


The content published on this website is covered by the laws governing German copyright. Any exploitation of this content not expressly permitted under German copyright law requires the prior written consent of the site owner or copyright owner. This applies in particular to the duplication, editing, translation, saving, distribution, processing or reproduction of content in databases or other electronic media and systems. Third-party content and rights are clearly marked as such. The duplication or distribution of the content, either in part or in whole, without permission is forbidden and may be punishable by law. Content may only be copied and downloaded for personal, non-commercial purposes.

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