The CERSS Kompetenzzentrum Bahnsicherungstechnik GmbH is pleased that you are visiting our website and that you are interested in our company. The protection of your personal information is particularly important to us, and we want you to feel safe and comfortable when visiting our website.
1. An overview of data protection
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required imprint.
How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are 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 that the website is provided without errors. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
Analysis tools and third-party tools
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.
2. General information and mandatory information
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g., via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
CERSS Kompetenzzentrum Bahnsicherungstechnik GmbH
Deutschland ∙ Germany
Represented by the management
Telefon: +49 (0) 351 / 647501-0
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, email 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 email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
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. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the Saxon data protection officer:
The Saxon data protection officer
Telephone: +49 (0) 351 493 – 5401
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
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.
Opposition to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements regarding sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.
3. Data collection on our website
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
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 Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.
The following data is collected by us when using the contact form:
- Name (required); First name (required)
- E-mail address (mandatory field)
- Message as free text field (required field)
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g., after fulfilling your request). The maximum storage period is 3 months. Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
4. Analytics and advertising
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objecting to the collection of data
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link.
An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics.
Outsourced data processing
We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. This service is provided by Google Inc.
reCAPTCHA is used to check whether the data entered on our website (such as on a contact form) has been entered by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g., IP address, how long the visitor has been on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.
By using reCaptcha, you agree that the recognition you provide will be included in the digitization of old works. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of reCAPTCHA will not be merged with other Google data. The deviating data protection regulations of the company Google apply to this data. Further information on Google’s data protection guidelines can be found at: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
The website uses the open source mapping tool “OpenStreetMap” (OSM) to display geodata. OSM does not store any user data. More details can be found at the following link: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Legal_FAQ
Leaflet was developed to create simple, high-performance and efficient applications. The library can be used with all major desktop and mobile platforms and takes advantage of HTML5 and CSS3. Leaflet can be extended with various plugins and has excellent documentation.
Leaflet does not collect or send any personally identifiable information.
This website uses the WP Statistics analysis tool from the Verona Labs development team for the statistical evaluation of visitor access. The purpose of data collection and evaluation is the continuous improvement of our website and its offers.
With WP Statistics you can create overview statistics about the visitors of a website. For example, WP Statistics can be used to measure how many visitors have accessed a specific page and what proportion of them have used a smartphone.
The statistics from WP Statistics are based on the data that is necessary to establish a connection between the web browser and the web server (see log data). A cookie is not required by WP Statistics.
The protection of your privacy and personal data is paramount when using WP Statistics. WP Statistics itself does not collect any further data from the visitors. Rather, WP Statistics anonymizes the IP addresses of visitors before storing them. Personal identification of a visitor is therefore not possible, even retrospectively.
Status of the privacy legacy: October 18, 2019