The protection of your personal data is important to us and we would like you to feel safe when visiting our website.
We will explain to you here what information we collect when you visit our website and how this is used.

Our contact data as the responsible body can be found in the legal notice.

Data protection officer
Our data protection officer can be reached directly at

Your Rights

With respect to your personal data, you have the right to demand information, rectification, deletion or restriction from us pursuant to legal regulations. We also provide you with your data in a structured, standard and machine-readable format. If we use your data based on your consent, you can always revoke your consent and demand that this data be deleted. We will no longer use your data for this purpose starting from the time of revocation. If we have a legitimate interest in processing your data, you can contact us with an objection at any time at Regardless of this, you can always contact the competent supervisory authorities.

Right of objection

If your personal data are processed based on legitimate interests as per article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit f. GDPR, you have the right to object to the processed of your personal data, provided there are reasons that result from your particular situation. We will then no longer process the personal data in the case of a legitimate objection.

Deletion of data

If your data are no longer required for the purposes mentioned or if it is not permitted to save this data for other legal reasons, then we will delete the data. Excluded from this is only lawfully collected data that we are legally required to save. Please note that in the case of deletion, the data are initially only blocked and then is finally deleted after a time delay in order to prevent accidental deletions or possibly intentional damage. For technical reasons, data may be duplicated in data backup files and copies of services. Such copies may also be deleted first after a technical delay.

Provision of our website

You can visit our websites without providing any personal information. Every time a website is accessed the web server automatically only saves the IP address, date and time of the request, the time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the content of the request (specific page), access status/HTTP status code, respective transmitted amount of data, referrer URL, browser, operating system and its interface as well as the language and version of the browser software. This data are never saved specific to your person. This access data are only analysed for the purposes of ensuring a fault-free operation of the site and improving our offer. If the IP address is to be regarded as personal, it will be deleted no later than after 90 days if there are no other compelling reasons to the contrary.

Use of links

The website of the responsible body may contain links (links/references to other websites). If you follow one of these links, please note that these websites are subject to their own privacy policies and the responsible body cannot assume any responsibility or liability for the data protection conditions of those websites.

Contact form

If you ask us questions via our contact forms on the website, we will process the data you gave us in order to answer your inquiry. A longer-term storage is only possible if your request requires this. Otherwise your data will be deleted no later than after six months.


You can sign up for our newsletter on our website in order to receive information about our products, services and events. We use the data you provide to send you our newsletter in the context of the consent you have given. We implement the registration via a double opt-in procedure. After entering your data on our website, you first receive a confirmation e-mail. The registration is first complete once you have clicked in the confirmation e-mail.
You can always object to the sending of our newsletter by sending an e-mail to us or to the designated unsubscribe link in the newsletter.


We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive assigned to the browser you use and that allow the body that sets the cookie (us here) to gain certain information. Cookies are used to improve the user friendliness of our website and to enable the functions you use. If we use cookies for any other purposes, we will explain what we are using it for here in our privacy policy.

In your browser, you can set various settings for cookies, prohibit them and delete set cookies. However, we would like to note that you may not be able to use all of the services on our website without cookies. If cookies are used by third party providers on this site, you will find additional information about this through the services implemented here.

Google Analytics

We use the tool Google Analytics from Google (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
Google Analytics works with text files stored on your device (so-called “cookies”) to gain information about your website use. Google uses this information on our behalf to provide assessments of website use, reports about activities on the website and other services. The data about your website use collected by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA for analysis and saved there. There is no merging with other data possibly stored at Google. We also use the “anonymizeIP” masking function. Before sending your IP address to the Google server in the US, it is truncated here within the EU. The full IP address is only transmitted in rare cases and is then truncated at the servers in the US.

You can prevent this processing via the following measures: You can set your browser so that no cookies are stored. However, this may mean that our website is not fully functional for you. It is also possible to prevent data collection through a browser add-on from Google. You can find the add-on here: As an alternative to the browser add-on, such as when you use a smartphone and tablets, you can prevent Google Analytics from recording data by clicking here. This sets a cookie that prevents the data collection. If you visit our website with a different device or browser or if you have deleted your cookie, the cookie will have to be reset.
Additional information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at and at Google Analytics is explained in more detail at You can revoke your consent at any time with immediate effect by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: This prevents the recording of the data generated by the cookies or data relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google.

Google Maps

We use Google Maps (a service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website to show our locations in the Google-Maps plug-in. When using Google Maps, data required for use and other data are shared. You can find additional information in the terms of use of Google Maps (

Google reCAPTCHA

To ensure sufficient data security when submitting forms, in certain cases we use the reCAPTCHA service from Google Inc. This is primarily used to determine whether the entry is being made by a natural person or is abusive being done by machine and automated processing. The service includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. The deviating privacy policies of Google Inc. apply here. Additional information about the data protection guidelines of Google Inc. can be found at or

Google AdWords Remarketing

We use the AdWords Remarketing function from Google (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
Google Remarketing allows us to only show you the products that really interest you when you are visiting websites that are part of the Google Display Network (GND). Your browser saves cookies for this purpose in order to recognise you when you visit GND websites. By analysing your website use, you are then shown advertisements for products that you have already viewed or that may be of interest to you. To prevent the saving of cookies for remarketing, you can make the appropriate settings for personalised advertising at Alternatively, you can proceed according to the instructions on the website of the NAI (Network Advertising Initiative) (

Google AdWords Conversion Tracking

We use the AdWords Conversion Tracking function from Google (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
Google Conversion Tracking allows us to track what happens when a user clicks our advertisement. This allows us to determine, for example, whether a product is purchased or whether the user subscribes to our newsletter. By clicking on our Google advertisement, a cookie is saved on your device to enable this function. No personal reference is established. You can make the appropriate settings in your browser to prevent the saving of cookies for conversion tracking. You can find additional information about conversion tracking here


The party responsible for the processing has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.
A social network is a social meeting point operated on the Internet, an online community that generally allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences or allow the Internet community to provide personal or business-related information. Facebook allows social network users to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests among other options.
The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland is the party responsible for the processing of personal data if the person concerned lives outside of the US or Canada.
By accessing one of the pages of this website that is operated by the party responsible for the processing and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the IT system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook component to download an image of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. A complete overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be accessed at As part of this technical procedure, Facebook receives information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.
If the person concerned is logged into Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognises during every access of our website by the person concerned and during the entire duration of the respective visit to our website which specific subpage of our website the person concerned visits. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned to the respective Facebook account of the person concerned by Facebook. If the person concerned presses one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, such as the “Like” button, or makes a comment, Facebook will assign this information to the personal Facebook user account of the person concerned and store this personal data.
Facebook always receives information via the Facebook component when the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged into Facebook at the time of accessing our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person concerned clicked on the Facebook component or not. If the person concerned does not desire such a transfer of information to Facebook, said person can prevent the information from being transmitted by logging out of their Facebook account before accessing our website.
Facebook's published data policy, which is available at, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. Furthermore, it explains what setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the person concerned. In addition, different applications are available that make it possible to prevent data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the person concerned to prevent data being transmitted to Facebook.

YouTube Video Plug-ins

Third party content is embedded on this website. This content is provided by Google LLC (“provider”). YouTube is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). The advanced data protection setting is enabled for videos on YouTube that are embedded on our site. This means that no information about website visitors is collected and stored by YouTube, unless they play the video. Pursuant to article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR [General Data Protection Regulation], embedding the video serves to preserve our interests in the optimal marketing our offer, which is largely legitimate in the context of weighing our interests. For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing of such data by the providers, and your rights in this respect as well as settings options for protecting your privacy, please visit the data protection notices of Google

Using social plug-ins from Facebook and YouTube while using the Shariff solution

Social buttons from social networks are used on our website. This serves to preserve our interests in the optimal marketing our offer, which is largely legitimate in the context of weighing our interests. To increase the protection of your data when visiting our website, these buttons are not fully integrated as plug-ins, but rather are only integrated using an HTML link in the page. This integration ensures that when accessing a page on our website containing such buttons, no connection is made with the servers of the respective social network provider. If you click on one of the buttons, a new window opens in your browser and accesses the page of the respective service provider where you can (possibly after logging in) click the Like or Share button, for example. Please visit the data protection notices of the provider for the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of such data by the providers on their sites, to find contact options and to find your rights in this respect as well as settings options for protecting your privacy.

The service of Bitly is used on our website and in our emails to shorten links. Bitly uses certain algorithms. When a link to a web page is entered on Bitly for shortening, the service creates a very short link that can then be copied. This no longer refers to the original page, but to Bitly. When opening the link, you will be forwarded to Bitly and then immediately forwarded to the desired website. Bitly just makes a redirect. An examination of the links does not take place. Users only see the Bitly Shortlink, not the URL. When a Bitly Link is created, Bitly collects and stores both the original URL and the shortened URL. This information will be linked to the registered account, if one has been created. Bitly also collects and stores the IP address, time, and date when the original URL was truncated. As far as an account is created, Bitly collects personally identifiable information such as the name and email address. Some features of the service allow content and bitly links to be shared with other companies such as Facebook and Twitter. In this case, Bitly may collect information related to the users of these third-party services, such as: For example, authentication tokens that Bitly uses to connect to the third-party service accounts. Bitly gets the permission of the users. Bitly collects information about traffic (such as clicks) from each Bitly link created by the services. This information includes: the IP address and location of the devices accessing the Bitly Link; the referring websites or services, the date and time of each access, and information about the distribution of the Bitly link to third-party services such as Twitter and Facebook. Additional information and Bitly's privacy policy can be found at


Use of SalesViewer® technology:
This website uses SalesViewer® technology from SalesViewer® GmbH on the basis of the website operator’s legitimate interests (Section 6 paragraph 1 lit.f GDPR) in order to collect and save data on marketing, market research and optimisation purposes. In order to do this, a javascript based code, which serves to capture company-related data and according website usage. The data captured using this technology are encrypted in a non-retrievable one-way function (so-called hashing). The data is immediately pseudonymised and is not used to identify website visitors personally. The data recording and storage can be repealed at any time with immediate effect for the future, by clicking on this link (Opt-Out) in order to prevent SalesViewer® from recording your data. In this case, an opt-out cookie for this website is saved on your device. If you delete the cookies in the browser, you will need to click on this link again.

Bookmarking service

This website contains “Addthis” plug-ins, which allow you to create bookmarks or share interesting website content. Cookies are used when "Addthis” is used. The data generated in the process (such as the time of use or the browser language) are sent to Add This LLC in the US and processed there. You can find more detailed information about the data processing by Add This LLC and the data protection operated by Add This LLC at This website in particular contains information about the type of processed data as well as its purpose. We do not process the data concerned.
By using the “Addthis” field, you consent to the data processing by Add This LLC, namely to the scope evident from the website You can object to the use of your data at any time by using an “opt out cookie”. You can also find more detailed information on the aforementioned website of Add This LLC.

Disclosure of Data

We only disclosure information to third parties to the extend described in this privacy policy. Data are used within the group or by order processors for effective management. We reserve the right to adapt or change this privacy policy at any time with immediate effect. The current version is available on the website.

As of: May 2018