2.1. Categories of your Personal Data and purposes of Our processing
We process the following categories of your Personal Data for the following purposes:
2.1.1. Name, address, telephone number and/or email address if you wish to make direct contact with Us, register for a newsletter or a closed user group. Which data is collected in the various entry masks depends on the individual entry fields. Mandatory information fields will be marked accordingly. All other information shall be voluntary, and;
2.1.2. Our web servers will store the shortened Internet Protocol address that is assigned to you by your internet service provider (i.e. the shortened IP address), the name of the website from where you visit Us, Our websites that you visit, the used web browser type and the date and duration of your visit. Unless you complete the login procedure, any relation to an individual person is not established due to the shortened IP address.
2.2. Legal basis for Our processing of your Personal Data
Our processing of your Personal Data is allowed by law and the legal basis are:
2.2.1. As to the processing of your Personal Data under section 2.1.1, it is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. (b) of the GDPR for the purpose of providing Our personalised services to you.
2.2.2. As to the processing of your Personal Data under section 2.1.2, it is Art. 6 para 1 lit. (f) of the GDPR for the purposes of ensuring the integrity, performance and security of Our website.
2.3. Do you have to provide your Personal Data to Us?
The provision of your Personal Data is necessary to access the protected areas of Our website, which is limited to members of Our customer and authority groups, to make direct contact with Us, or to receive a newsletter. This means that you are obliged to provide your Personal Data to Us as part of a user registration process when making use of these options. Such Personal Data can be viewed at all times via the “User Information” facility available when you have completed the login procedure.
The consequence if you do not provide your Personal Data to Us is that the respective service offered may no longer be available.
2.4. Do We make automated decisions on you?
We do not make any automated decisions solely on automatic processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.
2.5. Retention periods
The period for which your Personal Data will be stored by Us is shown in the table below:
Name, address, telephone number and email address
As long necessary to carry out Our relationship with you
Shortened IP address
Deleted as soon as it is no longer required