Privacy Policy

General information on data protection

We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. The processing of the data is in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Telemedia Act (TMG) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified.

The person responsible for data processing on this website is

Dr. Andreas Hoynigg
Zur Bockumer Linde 6
40489 Düsseldorf
Telefon: +49 (0)211 940189

The person responsible is the natural or legal person who alone or together with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.). With regard to the terminology used, we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Collection and storage of personal data when you visit our website

When you simply use our website, i.e. without sending us any other information (e.g. via contact form/email), the web host of the pages (netcup GmbH) only collects data that your browser automatically transmits to the server (so-called “server log files”). The following data will be temporarily recorded without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:

- IP address of the requesting computer,
- Date and time of access,
- Name and URL of the retrieved file,
- Website from which access is made (referrer URL),
- the browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The data mentioned will be processed by us for the following purposes:

- Ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
- To ensure a comfortable use of our website,
- Evaluation of system safety and stability as well as
- for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures. Likewise, a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR arises from the purposes for data collection listed above. These data will not be passed on or combined with other data sources, e.g. to draw conclusions about your person. Nor will the data be evaluated for marketing purposes in this context. However, we reserve the right to subsequently check the server log files if there are concrete indications of illegal use. For example, to provide the law enforcement authorities with sufficient information in the event of a cyber attack.

Note on order data processing
We have concluded a contract with our webhoster netcup for order data processing in which we commit “netcup GmbH” to protect the data of our customers and not to pass them on to third parties.

Contact form and email

On our website we offer you the possibility to get in touch with us via a contact form. Alternatively, you can contact us via the e-mail address provided. Personal data processed by us within the scope of a general contact request by e-mail or contact form will only be stored for as long as is necessary for the respective correspondence.

If you send us enquiries using the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact data you entered there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. The information from the contact form is:

Name, e-mail address, telephone number, subject of the request

We do not pass on this data without your consent. Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR on the basis of your voluntary consent. You can revoke this consent at any time.
For this purpose, an informal e-mail notification to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation. The data entered by you in the contact form and those sent by e-mail remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

Reference to SSL encryption
We use SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as customer enquiries via the contact form that you send to us. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the character string “https://” and the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.


Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user’s computer system. When a user visits a website, a cookie can be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is called up again.

The use of cookies serves above all to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called “session cookies” to recognise that you have visited individual pages on our website before. These cookies are automatically deleted when you leave our site. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our site.

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted to our website by the user. Therefore, you as a user have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it is possible that all functions of the website can no longer be used to their full extent.

For example, you can manage many ad cookies from companies via the US website or the EU website .

Cookies, which are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions requested by you (e.g. shopping basket function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour or cookies from advertising partners) are stored, these cookies are treated separately by third party providers in this data protection declaration.

Use of Social Plugins & Analysis Tools
In the course of the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the past data protection scandals, we have decided to deactivate all plugins for social networks and the analysis service “Google Analytics” during the operation of our website.

Integration of other services and third-party content

It may happen that contents of third parties, such as videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps, fonts from Google Web Fonts, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are integrated within this online offer. This always presupposes that the providers of this content perceive the IP address of the user. Without the IP address, they would not be able to send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content.

Your rights regarding your data

The applicable data protection law grants you (visitors and users of this online service) comprehensive rights (information and intervention rights) to the processing of your personal data vis-à-vis the above-mentioned person responsible, about whom we will inform you below:

Right to confirmation
You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether the data in question will be processed. (see Art. 15 GDPR)

Right of access
Pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to request information free of charge about the stored data concerning you at any time.

Right to rectification
They have accordingly. Pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to request the completion of data concerning you or the correction of incorrect data concerning you.

Right to cancellation
Pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that the relevant data be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to demand a restriction on the processing of the data pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR.

Right to data transferability
You have the right to demand that the data concerning you which you have made available to us in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR be stored in a common and machine-readable format.

Right of appeal
Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, they also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in the event of infringements of data protection law. A list of the respective data protection officer responsible can be found at .

Right of revocation
They have the right to revoke consents granted pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR with effect for the future.

Right of objection
If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. 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 which arise from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without stating a particular situation.

If you would like to make use of your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to

Deletion of data

The data processed by us will be deleted or their processing restricted in accordance with Art. 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and there are no legal obligations to retain them. If the data are not deleted because they are required for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing will be restricted. This means that the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be stored for commercial or tax reasons.

According to legal requirements in Germany, data is stored in particular for 6 years in accordance with § 257 para. 1 HGB (German Commercial Code) (commercial books, inventories, opening balance sheets, annual financial statements, commercial letters, accounting records, etc.) and for 10 years in accordance with § 147 para. 1 AO (German Tax Code) (books, records, management reports, accounting records, commercial and business letters, documents relevant for taxation, etc.).

Data security

We have taken extensive technical and organizational precautions to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our security procedures are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress.

Timeliness and amendment of this data protection declaration

This privacy policy is currently valid and as of May 2018.

Due to the further development of our website and offers about it or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may be necessary to change this privacy policy. The data protection declaration valid at the time can be viewed on this page.