Privacy statement (Art. 12, 13 of the EU GDPR and § 13 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG))

1. Data protection at a glance

General notes
The information in the following offers a basic overview of what happens with your personal data when you use our website. Personal data refers to all data that can be used to personally identify you. This explanation is aimed at all natural persons that visit our website or with whom we are in a contractual/business relationship or maintain other communication relations.

Detailed information on the topic of data protection is presented in our privacy statement, which you can find below.

Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
All data processing on this website is performed by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the Credits and legal section of this website.

How do we record your data?
Firstly, your data is collected by you making it available to us. This can, for example, be data that you enter in a contact form.

Other data is automatically recorded by our IT systems when visiting the website. This primarily involves technical data (for example the Internet browser, operating system or time at which a page is called up). This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website.

What we do use your data for?
A portion of the data is collected in order to guarantee error-free provision of the website itself. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have with regard to your data?
You have the right to receive information free-of-charge regarding the origin, recipient and reason for processing of your saved personal data at any time. You also have a right demand rectification, blocking or deletion of this data. If you wish to request this, or if you have any further questions on the topic of data protection, you can get in touch with us at any time via the address provided in the Credits and legal section. In addition, you have the right to appeal to the responsible supervisory authority.

Analysis tools and third-party provider tools
When visiting our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This takes place primarily with the use of cookies and so-called analysis services. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is generally performed anonymously, so the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can also object to this analysis or even prevent it by simply not using certain tools.
Detailed information on this is provided in the following privacy statement.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you of your options to object to such analysis in this privacy statement.

2. General notes and required information

Data protection
The operators of these sites take both the confidentiality and protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and comply with all legal data protection regulations, as well as this privacy statement. We therefore only process your personal data insofar as this is permitted on the basis of legal regulations, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data refers to data that can be used to personally identify you. This privacy statement explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is performed.

It is important to note that data transfer on the Internet (for example when communicating by e-mail) can be subject to security issues. It is not possible to protect such data completely against access by third parties.

Note on the responsible authority
The authority responsible for data processing in the sense of Art. 4, No. 7 of the GDPR and service provider pursuant to § 13 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) is:

4L Vision GmbH
Dr. Johannes Knorz
Lorenzstraße 29
D-76135 Karlsruhe

Tel: +49 (0)721 56044801
Fax: +49 (0)721 82815-125

The responsible authority is the natural person or legal entity that reaches decisions, either alone or together with others, regarding the purposes and means of processing personal data (for example names, e-mail addresses or similar).

Revoking your consent for data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can also revoke your consent at any time. To do so, simply send us an informal message by e-mail. However, the legality of the data processing performed until revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to appeal to the responsible supervisory authority
In the event of a violation of data protection provisions, the person affected has a right to appeal to the responsible supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority for issues relating to data protection is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company has its headquarters.
You can find a list of the data protection officers, as well as their contact details via the following link:

The responsible supervisory authority at the headquarters of 4L Vision GmbH is:
Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz
und die Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg (LfDI BW)
Königstraße 10 a
70173 Stuttgart
Tel. +49 (0)711 615 541 0

Right to data portability
You have the right to forward the data, which we process in an automated way on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract, to yourself or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request direct transfer of the data to a different responsible person, this is only performed insofar as it is technically feasible.

SSL / TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the website operator, this site uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) or TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the address line of your browser changing from „http://“ to „https://“ and by the lock symbol appearing in your browser line.
When SSL or TLS encryption is active, the data you send to us cannot be read by third parties.

3. Data collection on our website

Some of the web pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer in any way and do not contain any viruses or malware. Cookies are used to make our offering more user friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are saved on your computer by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called „session cookies“. This means that they are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit one of our pages.

You can set up your browser in such a way that you are notified before accepting cookies, you only allow cookies on a case-by-case basis, you refuse to accept cookies for certain cases or at all, or you automatically delete them when you close the respective browser. However, deactivating cookies altogether can lead to restricted functionality of this website.

Cookies that are necessary for electronic communication or to provide certain functions requested by you (for example shopping basket function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the EU GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to secure technically flawless and optimised provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies are stored (for example cookies used to analyse your surfing behaviour), these are addressed separately in this privacy statement.

Server log files
The provider of the pages collects and automatically stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically sends to us. The following information is stored here:
Browser type and browser version
Operating system used
Referrer URL (website previously visited)
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of the server request
IP address

However, this data is not merged with any other data sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the EU GDPR, which permits processing of data to fulfil a contract or precontractual measures.

4. Analysis tools and advertising

IP anonymisation
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. Based on this, your IP address is abbreviated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other countries which are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to being sent to the US. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and then abridged there. Google uses this information, as authorized by the operator of this website, to evaluate your use of the website, to produce reports on website activities and to provide other services related to the use of the website and the Internet for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with any other data by Google.

Browser plugin
You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, if you choose to do so, you might not then be able to make full use of all the functions on this website. In addition, you can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and referencing your use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to Google, as well as processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link:

5. Status and updates of this privacy statement
This privacy statement is dated February 2020. However, it can be necessary to revise this privacy statement due to further development of our website or altered legal / regulatory requirements. You are free to call up and print the latest privacy statement on the website at any time.