Data Protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to the German legal General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) as well as this privacy policy.

  1. Name and contact details of the responsible person

    This privacy policy informs about the processing of personal data on the website of


    mode...information GmbH

    Pilgerstrasse 20 | 51491 Overath (Germany)

    Phone: +49 2206 6007-90 | Fax: +49 2206 6007-17 | email: info (at)


    Data protection officer: Heike Angele


    Contact: The data protection officer can be contacted at the above address and at


  2. Scope and purpose of processing personal data

    1. Access to the website

      When this website is called up, the Internet browser used by the visitor automatically sends data to the server of this website and stores it for a limited period of time in a log file. The following data will be saved without further input by the visitor until it is automatically deleted:

      • IP address of the visitor's terminal device,
      • date and time of access by the visitor,
      • name and URL of the page called by the visitor,
      • website from which the visitor reaches this website (so-called referrer URL),
      • Browser and operating system of the visitor's end device and the name of the access provider used by the visitor.

      The processing of this personal data is justified in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the processing of data for the following purposes:

      • quickly establish a connection to this website,
      • enable a user-friendly application of the website,
      • recognize and guarantee the security and stability of the systems, and
      • facilitate and improve the administration of the website.
    2. The processing is expressly not carried out for the purpose of gaining knowledge about the person of the website visitor.

    3. Contact form
    4. Visitors can send messages to us via an online contact form on the website. In order to receive a reply, at least a valid email address must be provided. All other information can be provided voluntarily by the requesting person. By sending the message via the contact form, the visitor consents to the processing of the personal data transmitted. Data processing is carried out exclusively for the purpose of processing and answering inquiries via the contact form. This is done on the basis of the voluntarily given consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a) GDPR. The personal data collected for the use of the contact form are automatically deleted as soon as the enquiry has been completed and there are no reasons for further storage (e.g. subsequent commissioning).

  3. Passing on of data

    Personal data is transferred to third parties,

    • if this has been expressly consented to by the person concerned in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a) of the GDPR,
    • if the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) GDPR is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that the data subject has an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of his or her data,
    • for data transmission pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1, first sentence, letter c) GDPR there is a legal obligation, and/or
    • if this is necessary for the performance of a contractual relationship with the data subject pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter b) GDPR

    In other cases, personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

  4. Cookies

    So-called cookies are used on the website. These are data packages that are exchanged between the server of website and the visitor's browser. These are stored by the devices used (PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when visiting the website. Cookies cannot cause any damage to the devices used. In particular, they do not contain viruses or other malicious software. Information is stored in the cookies, which is related to the specific terminal device used. We can thus under no circumstances gain direct knowledge of the identity of the website visitor.

    Cookies are mostly accepted according to the basic settings of the browser. The browser settings can be configured in such a way that cookies are either not accepted on the devices used or that a special message is displayed before a new cookie is created. Please note, however, that deactivating cookies may mean that not all functions of the website can be used in the best possible way.

    The use of cookies serves to make the use of the website more convenient. For example, session cookies can be used to track whether the visitor has already visited individual pages of the website. After leaving the website, these session cookies are automatically deleted.

    Temporary cookies are used to improve user-friendliness. They are stored for a temporary period of time on the visitor's device. When visiting the website again, it is automatically recognized that the visitor has already visited the page at an earlier time and which entries and settings were made so that they do not have to be repeated.

    Cookies are also used to analyze the visits to the website for statistical purposes and for the purpose of improving the offer. These cookies make it possible to automatically recognize on a new visit that the website has already been called up by the visitor. Here, the cookies are automatically deleted after a specified time.

    The data processed by cookies is justified for the above-mentioned purposes in order to safeguard our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) GDPR.

  5. Analysis services for websites, tracking

    On our website we use the website analysis service for Google websites. The legal basis for the use of the analysis tools is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) GDPR. The website analysis is in our legitimate interest and serves the statistical recording of the website usage for the continuous improvement of our website and the offer of our services.

    Privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics

    This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the 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 anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. 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 to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

    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 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 under the following link:

  6. Your rights as a data subject

      Insofar as your personal data is processed when you visit our website, you are entitled to the following rights as a "data subject" in the sense of the GDPR:

    1. Information

      You can request information from us as to whether personal data of yours is being processed by us. There is no right to information if the provision of the requested information would violate any obligation of secrecy by law or if the information must be kept secret for other reasons, in particular because of an overriding legitimate interest of a third party. Deviating from this, there may be an obligation to provide the information if, in particular taking into account impending damages, your interests outweigh the interest in secrecy. The right to information is also excluded if the data is only stored because it may not be deleted due to legal or statutory retention periods or if it is used exclusively for purposes of data protection or data security control, if the provision of information would require a disproportionately high effort and if processing for other purposes is excluded by appropriate technical and organizational measures. If in your case the right to information is not excluded and your personal data is processed by us, you can request information from us about the following information:

      • purposes of the processing,
      • categories of personal data processed by you,
      • recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data is disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries,
      • if possible, the planned duration for which your personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining the storage period,
      • the existence of a right of rectification or erasure or limitation of the processing of personal data concerning you or a right to object to such processing,
      • the existence of a right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority,
      • if the personal data have not been collected from you as a data subject, the available information on the origin of the data,
      • where appropriate, the existence of automated decision making, including profiling and meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of automated decision making,
      • where appropriate, in the case of transfers to recipients in third countries, in the absence of a decision by the EU Commission on the adequacy of the level of protection pursuant to Art. 45 para. 3 GDPR, information on what appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 para. 2 GDPR are provided for the protection of personal data
    2. Correction and Completion

      If you discover that we have incorrect personal data about you, you can demand that we correct this incorrect data without delay. If the personal data concerning you is incomplete, you may request that it be completed.

    3. Deletion

      You have the right to obtain erasure ("right to be forgotten"), unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression, the right to information or to comply with a legal obligation or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest and provided that one of the following reasons applies:

      • the personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were processed.
      • The justification for the processing was solely your consent, which you have revoked.
      • You have objected to the processing of your personal data, which we have made public.
      • You have lodged an objection to the processing of personal data not made public by us and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing.
      • Your personal data have been processed unlawfully.
      • The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which we are subject.
      • There is no right to deletion if, in the case of lawful non-automated data processing, deletion is not possible or only possible with disproportionately high effort due to the special type of storage and your interest in deletion is low. In this case, the restriction of processing takes the place of deletion.
    4. Restriction of processing

      You may demand that we restrict processing if one of the following reasons applies:

      • You dispute the accuracy of the personal data. In this case, the restriction may be requested for the time necessary to allow us to verify the accuracy of the data.
      • The processing is unlawful and you request the restriction of the use of your personal data instead of deletion.
      • Your personal data will no longer be required by us for the purposes of the processing, but which you need in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
      • You have lodged an objection in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR. The restriction of processing can be demanded as long as it is not yet clear whether our justified reasons outweigh your reasons.

      Restriction of processing means that the personal data will only be processed with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest. Before we lift the restriction, we have the obligation to inform you of this.

    5. Data transferability

      You have a right to data transferability, provided that the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a) or Art. 9 para. 2 letter a) GDPR) or on a contract to which you are a party and the processing is carried out by means of automated procedures. In this case, the right to transfer data includes the following rights, provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons: You may ask us to obtain the personal data you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You have the right to transfer this data to another responsible person without hindrance on our part. As far as technically feasible, you can demand that we transfer your personal data directly to another responsible party.

    6. Objection

      If the processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter e) GDPR (performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority) or on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) GDPR (legitimate interest of the controller or of a third party), you have the right to object to the processing of personal data relating to you at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. This also applies to profiling based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter e) or letter f) GDPR. Once the right to object has been exercised, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

      You may object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to you for the purposes of direct marketing. This also applies to profiling connected with such direct marketing. After exercising this right of opposition, we will no longer use the personal data concerned for direct marketing purposes.

      You have the possibility of informally notifying us of your objection by phone, by email, possibly by fax, or to our postal address listed at the beginning of this privacy policy.

    7. Revocation of consent

      You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. The revocation of the consent can be communicated informally by phone, email, if necessary by fax or to our postal address. The revocation does not affect the legality of the data processing that has taken place on the basis of the consent until the receipt of the revocation. After receipt of the revocation, the data processing, which was exclusively based on your consent, will be stopped.

    8. Complaint

      If you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you is unlawful, you may lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority competent for the place where you are staying or working, or for the place where the alleged breach occurred.

  7. Status and update of this privacy policy

    This Privacy Policy is as of May 25th, 2018, and we reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy from time to time to improve the level of privacy protection and/or to adapt it to changes in governmental practice or case law.