Here we inform you of how your personal data are used when you visit our website.
If you have questions or suggestions on data protection going beyond this information, or you would like to assert your rights of information and rectification, our data protection staff will be happy to help you. Moreover, under certain circumstances, you can demand that processing of your data be restricted, that they be erased, or that the data provided by you be made available in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format. You can reach our Data Protection Team at
Group Data Protection
The data protection authority responsible for us is the Data Protection Commissioner for the State of Lower Saxony who is also at your disposal for questions or complaints.
Every time you visit our website, information is automatically sent to our website’s server by your browser and temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following files are registered and stored without any involvement from you until their automated erasure:
· the IP address of the requesting PC,
· the date and time of access,
· the name and URL of the file called up,
· the website from which you reach our website,
· the operating system of your PC and the browser you are using,
· the name of your internet access provider.
These data are collected and processed with the aim of enabling our website to be used (establishing a connection), guaranteeing long-term system security and stability, enabling the network infrastructure to be administered from a technical viewpoint and our internet offering to be optimized; they are also used for internal, statistical purposes. The IP address is only evaluated in the event of attacks on the network infrastructure. This is done on the legal basis of weighing up interests in accordance with Art. 6 (1 f) of the General Data Protection Regulation. For statistical purposes we use only log files with anonymized IP addresses.
The data collected will be deleted after two weeks at the latest. If it is necessary to retain log files for longer periods for the purpose of serving as evidence, such files will be exempted from erasure until the matter in question has been finally clarified.
Notice of your right of objection
If we process your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 (1)(1 f) GDPR, you have the right under Art. 21 GDPR to object to the processing of your personal data provided there are reasons for doing so which derive from your special situation or the objection is directed at direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection which will be implemented by us without the specification of any particular situation. If you would like to make use of your right of revocation or objection, please approach our Data Protection Team using the contact details specified above.
Last updated: October 2018