Privacy policy 

We appreciate your trust and apply the utmost care and highest security standards to protect your personal data from unauthorized access. The processing of personal data on our website is carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO).


Responsible body

The person responsible within the meaning of the GDPR is
Rosenfelder Straße 3
72336 Balingen

Phone: +49 (0) 7433 2603-0
Fax: +49 (0) 7433 2603-80


The Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, or if you require information, correction, blocking or deletion of data, please contact our data protection officer:


Data processing on our website

When you visit our website, our web server temporarily stores each access in a log file. The following data is recorded and stored until it is automatically deleted:

- IP address of the requesting computer

- Date and time of access

- Name and URL of the retrieved file

- data volume transferred

- Message whether retrieval was successful

- Identification data of the browser and operating system used.

This data is processed for the purpose of enabling the use of the website (connection establishment), system security, technical administration, network infrastructure and for the optimization of the Internet offer. We cannot assign these data to specific persons. A consolidation of these data with other data sources is not carried out; the data is also deleted after a statistical evaluation.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Paragraph (1) Sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR


Collection, processing and use of personal data

During data processing, your interests worthy of protection are always taken into account in accordance with the statutory provisions. Personal data is only collected if you voluntarily provide us with this information when contacting us (such as your name, e-mail address or postal address). We use the data you provide without your separate consent exclusively for the purpose of answering your questions.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Paragraph (1) Sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR.


Use of cookies with functional purpose

In order to make your visit to our website more comfortable and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files which are used as identification signs. We transfer these to the hard disk of your computer by means of your web browser and can read them during your current visit (so-called "session cookies"). Please note that certain cookies are already set when you visit our website. Our cookies are protected against readout by third parties by means of the security standards of your browser. You have the option of preventing the storage of cookies on your computer by making the appropriate settings in your browser. However, this may restrict the range of functions of our web pages for you.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Paragraph (1) Sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR.


Use of cookies for analysis purposes

The website also uses cookies for analysis purposes. When calling up our website, the user is informed about the use of cookies for analysis purposes by means of a so-called cookie banner and his consent to the processing of the personal data used in this context is obtained. In this context, reference is also made to this data protection declaration. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. You also have the option of preventing the storage of cookies on your computer by making the appropriate settings in your browser.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, if the user has given his consent to this.


Creation of pseudo-anonymised user profiles for web analysis

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", i.e. text modules which are stored on your computer for a period of two years and which enable an analysis of your use of our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before this happens. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:;

We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" in order to guarantee an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking).

Your personal data will be transferred to the USA, which does not have an adequate level of data protection comparable to the EU. Therefore, there is a risk of access to this data by government authorities.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR. in conjunction with Art. 49 (1) lit. a) GDPR. 



Our website uses Mouseflow, a web analysis tool from Mouseflow ApS, Flaesketorvet 68, 1711 Copenhagen, Denmark, to randomly record the IP address of selected individual visitors. This creates a log of mouse movements and clicks with the intention of randomly replaying individual website visits and deriving potential improvements for the website. The information is not personal and will not be disclosed. You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.

You can prevent the web analysis of Mouseflow at any time by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

Further information and Mouseflow's privacy policy can be found here:

The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 Paragraph (1) Sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR.


Google Maps/ Google Earth

This website uses Google Maps/ Google Earth of the company Google Inc. for the visual presentation of map material. (Google). When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data on the use of the Maps functions by visitors to the website. The terms of use for Google Maps can be found under [Terms of use for Google Maps]. Further information can be found in the [Google Privacy Policy].

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR.


Use of the online contact form

When using the online contact form, we only collect personal data (such as your name and e-mail address) to the extent that you have provided it. We use your e-mail address only to process your request. Your data will then be deleted, unless you have agreed to further processing and use.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Paragraph (1) Sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR.


Application form

You have the opportunity to apply for a position with us directly using the application form. In doing so, we collect your first and last name, your e-mail address as well as your IP address and the time of your application as mandatory data. You can also voluntarily provide your telephone number and upload application documents (e.g. in PDF format). We use your data only for the purpose of your application and the initiation of a possible employment relationship. Your data will be stored during the ongoing application process and for a maximum of six months after completion, unless another period applies due to statutory storage obligations. We will then delete your data.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 88 GDPR in conjunction with § 26 BDSG.


Repetition of declarations of consent

You have given us the following consent, if applicable, and we have recorded your consent. In accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR, we are obliged to keep the content of consents available for retrieval at any time. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.


Newsletter dispatch

If you have ordered our newsletter, we will use your e-mail address for our own advertising purposes as long as you have not revoked your consent to receive the newsletter.

You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by contacting us by e-mail and requesting the deletion of your data or by clicking on the unsubscribe link which you will find at the end of each newsletter. However, a revocation does not affect the legality of the data processing carried out on the basis of the consent given until the revocation. We will store your data until the revocation takes place.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Paragraph (1) Sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR.


Our security standards

Your personal data will be transmitted on our website via the Internet using the so-called SSL security system (Secure Socket Layer). This technology offers a high level of security and is therefore also used by banks, for example, for data protection in online banking. We secure our website and other systems through technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorised persons.


Rights of data subjects:

Under the GDPR, you are entitled to the following statutory rights of data subjects, provided that the conditions for these rights are met:

  • Right to information about your data stored with us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR,

  • Right to correct inaccurate data in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR,

  • Right to deletion of the data stored with us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR,

  • Right to restrict the processing of data stored by us in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR,

  • Right to data transferability according to Art. 20 GDPR,

  • Right to revoke at any time, pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR, any consent that may have been granted to us; this means that we may no longer continue to process the data that was based on this consent in the future.

  • Right to appeal to a competent supervisory authority under Art. 77 GDPR if you believe that the processing of personal data relating to you is in breach of the provisions of the GDPR.


Right of objection

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f GDPR, you have the right, pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, to object to the processing of your personal data if there are reasons for doing so arising from your particular situation.

If you wish to exercise your right of objection, simply send an e-mail to 

If you lodge an objection, your personal data will no longer be processed by us, unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms.