The privacy and protection of your personal data is of utmost concern to us as regards collection, processing and use of data during your visit to our website. Your data is protected according to the applicable statutory provisions. Below you will find detailed information on which data is collected when you visit our website and how it is used:

1. Data collection and processing

Whenever our website is visited and a file is accessed, data relating to this event is saved in a log file for internal system-related and statistical purposes only. The following data will be logged:

  • Name of file accessed
  • Date and time of access
  • Data volume transferred
  • Report on successful access
  • Web browser
  • Accessing domain

To ensure that your preferred page settings can be used again when you next visit the website, these are stored in so- handling in general called cookies. These cookies can be read by STI or a third party. In order to delete the cookie or to modify cookie, please check the help function of your browser. This can usually be found in your settings under extras – settings – privacy protection (Firefox) or under extras – internet options – privacy protection (Internet Explorer).

The IP addresses of the accessing computers will also be logged.

No other personal data is stored unless given voluntarily by the user, for example as a comment or registration.

This website uses Piwik, a web analysis software, which runs on STI’s own servers. Piwik uses so-called „cookies“, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable the analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of the website generated by the cookie (including your IP address) is transmitted to a STI server in Germany and stored there. STI uses this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for the website owners and to provide further services related to website and internet use. STI will supply third parties with this information if required to do so by law. You can avoid the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser software. We would like to point out, however, that this may prevent you from using some of the services on this website. Through the use of this website you express your consent to the processing of data collected by Piwik about you in the manner described above and for the purposes previously mentioned.

If you do not consent to the use of the data collected by the Piwik software you can opt out of data collection as follows:

2. Use and disclosure of personal data

Any personal data you have made available to us will be used solely to answer your questions, to process contracts made with you and for technical administration.

Your personal data will only be passed on or transmitted to third parties if this is necessary for the purposes of fulfilling a contract. You have the right to revoke your permission with future effect at any time.

Stored personal data will be deleted if you revoke your consent to the storage, if knowledge of the same is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose pursued with the storage or if the storage of the same is inadmissible on other legal grounds.

3. Right to Information

Upon written request, we will be pleased to inform you about data that is stored related to your person.

Security advice:

While we endeavour to use every technical and organizational means available to ensure that your data is stored in a manner that renders it inaccessible to third parties, we cannot guarantee complete data security for email communication and therefore recommend you use the postal service to send confidential information.