A-Level privacy policy

We are delighted that you are interested in our website. Protecting your privacy is very important to us. Below you will find details about how we handle your personal data.

1. Access data and hosting

You can use our website without needing to provide any personal data. Each time a web page is requested, the web server automatically saves certain information in a server log file. This information includes the name of the file that has been requested, your IP address, the data and time of the request, the volume of data transferred and the provider from which the request came (referred to as “access data”) to document the request.

This access data is used solely for the purpose of ensuring that the website operates correctly and to improve our offering. This purpose serves our overriding legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR in presenting our offering appropriately. All access data is stored for seven days following your visit to the website and then deleted.

Hosting by third parties

We outsource the hosting and presentation of our website to a third party, which processes the data on our behalf. This is done for the purpose of our overriding legitimate interest in ensuring our offering is displayed correctly. All data that is collected in the scope of the use of this website or in associated forms as described below is processed on the servers of the hosting company. Data is only processed on other servers in the context described here.

This service provider is located in a country outside of the European Union, in which the European Commission has decreed an appropriate level of data protection exists.

2. Collection and use of data for making contact

We collect personal data that you provide to us on a voluntary basis when contacting us (e.g. using the contact form or by email). Mandatory fields are identified as such since we require your data in these cases to process your request and are unable to respond to your contact without this information. The data that is collected can be seen in the relevant input forms. We use the data shared by you pursuant to Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR to process your request. Once we have completed the processing of your request, your data will not be processed further and will be deleted on expiry of the relevant tax and commercial law retention periods unless you have expressly given us your permission to further use your data or we have told you about additional data processing that is statutorily permitted and of which you are informed in this policy.

3. Cookies and web analysis

We use cookies on certain web pages to make your visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain features, to display suitable products and to conduct market research. The purpose of this is to serve our overriding legitimate interest in optimising the display of our offering, pursuant to Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Cookies are small text files that are automatically stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are session cookies that are deleted when you close your web browser and thus end your session. Other cookies are persistent cookies and remain on your device and allow us to identify your browser when you visit again. The retention period for these cookies can be found by consulting the cookie settings in your web browser. You can configure the browser settings to inform you about the placement of cookies and decide whether or not to accept each one, or to prevent cookies being accepted in all cases or in certain cases. Each browser differs in the way it manages cookie settings. However, you can consult the browser Help menu to find out how to modify the cookie settings. You can also find information on different browsers from these links:

Internet Explorer™: http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Safari™: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=de_DE
Chrome™: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=de&hlrm=en&answer=95647
Firefox™ https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
Opera™ : http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/de/cookies.html

Deactivating cookies can limit the functionality of our website.

Use of Google (Universal) Analytics for web analysis

If you have given consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR, this website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analysis service from Google LLC (www.google.com) for the purpose of web page analysis. Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods such as cookies to allow your use of the website to be analysed. The information automatically collected by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. Since IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will first be truncated within member states of the European Union or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google does not associate the anonymised IP address transmitted by your browser through Google Analytics with any other data held by Google. Once this purpose ceases to exist and our use of Google Analytics ceases, the data collected in this context will be deleted.

Google LLC’s headquarters are located in the USA and the company is certified according to the EU-US Privacy Shield. The current certificate can be seen here. This agreement between the USA and European Commission ensures that companies with Privacy Shield certification have an appropriate level of data protection measures in place.

You may revoke your consent at any time with effect for future processing by downloading the appropriate browser plugin from the link below and installing it in your browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de This plugin prevents Google from collecting your data and processing the data collected by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address).

As an alternative to the browser plugin, you can click on this link to prevent collection on the website by Google Analytics in the future. An opt-out cookie is then placed on your device. If you delete this cookie you will be requested to grant consent once again.

Google Fonts

This website integrates the “Google Fonts” script code from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter: Google). The purpose of this is to serve our overriding legitimate interest in optimising the display of our offering, pursuant to Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

In this context, a connection is created between your browser and Google’s servers. As a result, Google is aware that our website has been retrieved via your IP address.
Google is certified pursuant to the EU US Privacy Shield. The current certificate can be seen here. This agreement between the USA and European Commission ensures that companies with Privacy Shield certification have an appropriate level of data protection measures in place. Additional information on how Google processes your data can be found in Google’s privacy policy.

Adobe Typekit

This website integrates the “Adobe Typekit” script code from Adobe Systems Incorporated 345 Park Avenue San Jose, CA 95110-2704, USA (hereinafter: Adobe). The purpose of this is to serve our overriding legitimate interest in optimising the display of our offering, pursuant to Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

In this context, a connection is created between your browser and Adobe’s servers. As a result, Adobe is aware that our website has been retrieved via your IP address.
Adobe is certified pursuant to the EU US Privacy Shield. The current certificate can be seen here. This agreement between the USA and European Commission ensures that companies with Privacy Shield certification have an appropriate level of data protection measures in place. Additional information on how Adobe processes your data in relation to Adobe Typekit can be found in Adobe’s privacy policy.

4. Contact person and your rights

If you have questions regarding our collection, processing or use of your personal data, or wish to request information about what data we hold, rectification of incorrect data, prevent us from using your data, erasure of your data or to revoke your previously given consent or object to a specific use of your data, please contact us directly using the details in the legal notice.

  • Pursuant to Article 15 GDPR, you have the right to request information about your personal data that we process.
  • Pursuant to Article 16 GDPR, you have the right obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data or the completion of your personal data stored with us;
  • Pursuant to Article 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that we erase your personal data held by us, pending further processing
    • to exercise freedom of expression and information;
    • to comply with a statutory obligation;
    • for reasons in the public interest;
    • to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;

as appropriate;

  • Pursuant to Article 18 GDPR you have the right to limit the processing of your personal data where
    • you dispute the accuracy of the data;
    • the processing is unlawful, but you do not wish the data to be deleted;
    • we no longer require the personal data for the processing purposes but you require them for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims; or
    • you have lodged your objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21 GDPR;
  • Pursuant to Article 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive your personal data which you have provided in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request transmission of it to another controller;
  • Pursuant to Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you may contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work or of our company headquarters.

Right of objection

Where we process your personal data on the lawful basis of our overriding legitimate interests as described above, you may object to such processing with effect for future processing. If the purpose of the processing is for direct marketing, you may exercise this right at any time as described above. In the event of a different purpose of the processing, you may object on the basis of reasons that are relevant to your particular situation.

Once you exercise your right to object, we will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless we are able to provide evidence of compelling legitimate grounds for such processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or such processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

This does not apply if the purpose of the processing is direct marketing. In such a case we will no longer process your personal data for this purpose.