1. An overview of data protection
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
Some data is collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form. Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
Analytics and third-party tools
2. General information and mandatory information
Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
c/o TRIWO Technopark Aachen
Phone: +49 241 475718-70
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal e-mail making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct marketing (article 21 GDPR)
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, their place of work or the place of the alleged breach. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only be done insofar as it is technically possible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from ‘http://’ to ‘https://’ and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion, and correction
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. To do this, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice. The right to restriction of processing persists in the following cases:
- If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to check this. For the duration of the verification, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data has happened / is happening unlawfully, you can request the restriction of data processing instead of erasure.
- If we only need your personal data to exercise, defend or enforce legal claims, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of the erasure.
- If you have lodged an objection pursuant to article 21 paragraph 1 GDPR, a balancing of your and our interests must be carried out. If it has not yet been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data may – apart from being stored – only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.
Objection to advertising mails
We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the legal notice obligation for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example by spam e-mails.
3. Data collection on our website
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in ‘server log files’. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is article 6 paragraph 1 letter b GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimisation of its website – for this purpose, the server log files must be recorded.
Enquiry by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your enquiry including all resulting personal data (name, enquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on this data without your consent. The processing of this data is based on article 6 paragraph 1 letter b GDPR if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (article 6 paragraph 1 letter a GDPR) and / or on our legitimate interests (article 6 paragraph 1 letter f GDPR), as we have a legitimate interest in effectively processing the enquiries sent to us. The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e. g. after we have completed processing your request). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.
4. Plugins and tools
Google Web Fonts
For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
When you call up a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser makes a direct connection with Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to article 6 paragraph 1 letter f GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.