Privacy Statement

1. Data relating to persons

Data relating to persons involve individual items of information concerning personal or material circumstances of a specific or determinable natural person. This includes information such as the true name, address, telephone number and date of birth.

2. Recording and processing of data relating to persons

Gustav Westerfeld GmbH record and save automatically on their servers log file data that your browser communicates to us. These include:

  • connection data of the inquiring computer
  • webpages that you have visited at our site
  • date and duration of the visit
  • data volume transmitted
  • recognition data of the browser used and operating system type
  • webpages from which you are visiting us.

For us, these data are assignable to non-specific persons. Amalgamation of these data with other data sources is not performed and the data are furthermore deleted after a statistical evaluation.

Further personal details, such as your name, address, telephone number or email address are not recorded, unless the information is given by you voluntarily, e.g. on completing the contact form.

3. Use and disclosure of data relating to persons

The data relating to your person will only be disclosed to third parties or otherwise communicated if this is necessary for the purposes of handling the contract and if their storage is necessary for other legal reasons

When you make personal data available to us, the latter will only be used for the stated purpose approved by you before entry of the data. We will only keep your personal data for as long as this is necessary for the scheduled purpose or is legally stipulated.

4. Integration of third-party services and content

On our website, it is possible that third-party services and content such as Google Maps are used. For this use, it is essential that the providers of the content (hereinafter referred to as third-party providers) recognize your IP address. Without transferring the IP address, it would not be possible to transfer the content to your browser. We have no influence on whether third-party providers store your IP address for statistical purposes or the like. If we are aware of the storage, we will inform you about it.

5. Use of cookies

At several points, the webpages use so-called cookies. These are used to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files which are deposited on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies” and are deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Cookies do not do any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses.

6. Data security and data protection

By resorting to all technical and organisational possibilities, the data relating to your person are saved in such a way as to be inaccessible to third parties. We cannot guarantee complete data security during communication by email and therefore recommend submission by post in case of confidential information.

7. Right to information

You are entitled to enquiry about your personal data, have the latter corrected if necessary and request deletion of the data. Your data will be deleted in this case if no legal regulations oppose this. You may withdraw at any time your permission granted to us to use your personal data.

8. Google Analytics

Our website uses the Google Analytics web analystics service of Google Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Google). Cookies (see section 4) are used to analyse the use of the website. This information is usually transferred and stored by Google to a server in the USA.
If, on our website, the IP anonymization application is activated, your Google IP address will be abbreviated beforehand within the European Union or in other States Parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. In exceptional cases, Google will transfer the full IP address to a server in the US, where it will be shortened. IP anonymization is active on our website. On our behalf, Google uses this information to evaluate the use of our website. From the results of the website activities, Google provides us with further services regarding website and internet usage.

The IP address provided by your browser for analysis purposes will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent cookies by adjusting your browser settings by blocking cookies. When blocking the cookies, we cannot guarantee that you can use our website in full.
By installing a browser plug-in, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website, as well as your IP address to Google and further processing. You can find the corresponding link here.

On the website of Google, you will find additional information on the use of the data for advertising purposes by Google, as well as the following:

  • Google’s privacy when using our partner’s sites or apps
  • Determine what advertising Google shows you

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent Google Analytics collection within this site in the future. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click this link again.

9. SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of sensitive content, such as the request you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by changing the address line of the browser from "http: //" to "https: //" and the lock symbol in your browser line.

When SSL encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us can not be read by third parties.