The controller in the context of the data protection laws, in particular the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:
OPTIMAL AG & Co. KG
Tel.: +49 (0) 8761 7206-0
Fax: +49 (0) 8761 7206-121
Cetin Genc, Wolfgang Hoffmann, Helge Schöngarth
Your rights as a data subject
You can exercise the following rights at the indicated contact details of our Date Protection Officer at any time:
- Right to information about the data we hold on you and how they are processed,
- Right to rectification of inaccurate personal data,
- Right to erasure of the personal data we hold on you,
- Right to restriction how your data are processed if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to statutory obligations,
- Right to object to the processing of the data we hold on you, and
- Right to data portability if you have given your consent to the processing of your data or have concluded a contract or agreement with us.
If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.
You can contact your local supervisory authority at any time with a complaint. Your local supervisory authority depends on your state of residence, your work or the alleged infringement. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) and their addresses can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Purposes of data processing by the controller and third parties
- you have given your express consent,
- the processing is necessary to process a contract with you,
- the processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation,
the processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data.
Erasure or blocking of the data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data minimisation. We therefore store your personal data only for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as provided for in the various storage periods provided for by law. After the end of the respective purpose or expiry of these periods, the corresponding data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with statutory regulations.
Collection of general information when you visit our website
When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected by means of a cookie. This information (in the form of server log files) includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider and similar information. This is exclusively information which does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.
This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the content you have requested from websites and is mandatory when using the internet. They are processed in particular for the following purposes:
- ensuring a trouble-free connection of the website,
- ensuring smooth use of our website,
- evaluating system security and stability as well as
- for other administrative purposes.
The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest from the aforementioned purposes for data collection. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about you personally. The recipients of the data are only the Data Controller and, if applicable, the contract processor.
Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us in order to optimise our internet presence and the technology behind it.
Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your hard drive by a website server. This automatically provides us with certain data, such as your IP address, browser, operating system and internet connection.
Cookies cannot be used to launch programs or to transfer viruses to a computer. Using the information contained in cookies enables us to make it easier for you to navigate our web pages and to display them correctly.
We will never pass the data collected by us to third parties or make any connection with personal data without your permission.
Registration on our website
To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) over HTTPS.
On the basis of your explicit consent, we will regularly send you our newsletter or similar information by email to your specified email address.
To receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your email address. When registering to receive our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be notified by email of circumstances relevant to the service or registration (e.g. changes to the newsletter offer or technical circumstances).
For registration to be effective, we need a valid email address. In order to verify that registration has actually been performed by the owner of an email address, we use the “double opt-in” procedure. For this purpose we record the ordering of the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation email and the receipt of the requested answer. Further data will not be collected. The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.
If you contact us regarding any questions by email or contact form, please give us your voluntary consent for the purpose of contacting us. A valid email address is required for this purpose. This is used to assign the inquiry and then reply to it. The provision of further data is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for possible follow-up questions. After your request has been processed, your personal data will be automatically deleted.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (hereinafter: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. 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, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these websites, Google will however shorten your IP address within EU member states or other contracting states of the European Economic Area Agreement. Only on rare occasions, the entire IP address will 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 to analyse your usage of the website in order to compose reports about the website activities and to perform further services related to the website and web usage towards the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.
The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on activities on the website. Other related services will then be provided based on the usage of the website and the internet. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.
In addition or as an alternative to the browser plug-in, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our pages by clicking on this link: . An opt-out cookie will be installed on your device. This will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data for this website and for this browser in future as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.
Use of Google Maps
Detailed instructions for managing your own data in connection with Google products can be found here .
Questions for the data protection officer
If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an email or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organisation directly: