We welcome you to our website. We would like to inform you about the management of your personal data in accordance with Art. 13 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The controller responsible for the described data collection and processing is named in the legal information page.
Storage of Your IP address
We store the IP address transmitted by your web browser for a period of seven (7) days, strictly for the purpose of identifying, restricting and eliminating attacks on our website.
After seven (7) days, we delete or anonymize your IP address. The legal basis for the processing of this personal data is provided for in Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR.
When you visit our website, the data collected from the use of the website is tempo-rarily stored on our web server for statistical purposes in order to improve the quality of our website. This data set contains:
• the page, from which the data is requested
• the name of the data file,
• the date and time of the query,
• the amount of data transferred,
• the access status (file transmitted, file not found),
• a description of the type of browser used,
• the IP address of the requesting computer shortened to such an extent that no reidentification of any persona data is possible.
The listed usage data is stored anonymously.
Data Transfer to Third Parties
We transfer your data to service providers who support us in the operation of our website and the associated processes. This transference is made under the scope of a data processing agreement in accordance to Art. 28 GDPR. Our service providers are bound to us by strict instructions and contractual obligations.
We use session cookies and permanent cookies on our website. The data is processed in accordance to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR and in the interest of optimizing or enabling user guidance and improving our website presence.
We use Google Analytics to create pseudonymous user profiles for improving and de-signing our website on demand. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your end device and can be read by us. In this way, we are able to recog-nize and count returning visitors. This data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR or § 15 para. 3 TMG and in the interest of finding out how often our website is viewed by different users.
The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website will be trans-mitted to and stored by Google on its servers in the United States. We have activated IP-anonymization on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union. Only in exceptional cases is the whole IP ad-dress transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there (an adequate level of data protection is ensured according to Art. 45 para. 1 GDPR because Google is a participant in the Privacy Shield Agreement). We have also concluded a contract with Google Inc. (USA) for commissioned data processing / order processing pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR. Accordingly, Google will solely use collected data for the purposes intended, which are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on web-site activities.
You can withdraw your consent to the processing at any time. Please use one of the following options:
You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
As an alternative to opting out from being tracked by Google Analytics you can also click the following link. An opt-out cookie will be stored, which means that no web analysis will take place as long as the opt-out cookie is stored by your browser.
Social Media Plugins
For data protection reasons, we do not integrate any social media plugins directly into our website. Therefore, when you access our pages, no data is transferred to social media services such as Facebook, Twitter, XING or Google+. A profiling by third parties is thus excluded.
To avoid unauthorized access to your data, we have implemented technical and or-ganizational measures. We use encryption technologies on our website. Your data will be transferred to our servers and back again via a connection that is protected by a TLS encryption technology. You can recognize that you are browsing on an encryption secured website by the lock-symbol shown in the address bar of your browser and by the address bar starting with .
Your Rights as a User
As a website user, the GDPR grants you certain rights when processing your personal data.
1. Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR):
You have the right to obtain confirmation at to whether or not personal data concern-ing you is being processed, and, where that is the case access to the personal data and the information specified in Art. 15 GDPR.
2. Right to rectification and erasure (Art. 16 and 17 GDPR):
You have the right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate per-sonal data concerning you and, if necessary, the right to have incomplete personal data completed.
You also have the right to obtain an erasure of the personal data concerning you with-out undue delay, if one of the reasons listed in Art. 17 GDPR applies, e.g. if the data is no longer necessary for the intended purpose.
3. Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR):
If one of the conditions set forth in Art. 18 GDPR applies, you shall have the right to restrict the processing of your data to mere storage, e.g. if you revoke consent, to the processing, for the duration of a possible examination.
4. Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR):
In certain situations, listed in Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or de-mand a transmission of the data to another third party.
5. Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR):
If the data is processed pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR (data processing for the purposes of the legitimate interests), you have the right to object to the processing at any time for reasons arising out of your particular situation. We will then no longer process personal data, unless there are demonstrably com-pelling legitimate grounds for processing, which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
6.Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider the processing of the data concerning you infringes data protection regulations. The right to lodge a complaint may be invoked in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
Contact Details of the Data Protection Officer
Please contact our data protection officer if you have any further questions, suggestions or wishes regarding data protection:
You can contact us via our web contact form. In order to use our contact form we re-quire your name and your email-address. You may provide us with further information, but you are not obligated to do so.
By submitting this contact form you agree to the electronic collection and storage of your personal data. The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. We use your data exclusively for the processing of your request. You may withdraw your consent at any time, e.g. via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Company facebook page
We operate an official facebook page based on Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR under the URL www.facebook.com/ACO. We never collect, store or process personal data of our users on this site. Furthermore, no other data processing is carried out or initiated by us. The data you enter on our Facebook page, such as comments, videos or images, will not be used or processed by us at any time for any other purpose.
Facebook uses web tracking methods on this site. Please be aware that Facebook may use your profile data to evaluate your habits, personal relationships, preferences, etc. We have no influence on the processing of your data by Facebook.
Embedded YouTube videos
On some of our websites we embed YouTube videos. Opening these websites results in YouTube content being downloaded. In this context, YouTube also receives your IP address, which is technically necessary for retrieving the contents. We have no influence on the further processing by YouTube. However, when embedding the videos, we activated the extended data protection mode offered by YouTube.