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Data protection

We collect, use and store your personal data exclusively within the framework of the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act. The following contains information about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of data.

Collection and processing of data

Each access to our web site and each retrieval of a file stored on this web site are logged. This storage takes place for internal system-related and statistical purposes. The following are logged: Name of retrieved file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, web browser and requesting domain. The IP addresses of the requesting computers are also logged. Additional personal data is only recorded if the user of the web site provides information voluntarily as part of an inquiry or via his browser settings, for example.

Use of cookies

Our web site uses cookies. A cookie is a text file which is sent when you visit a website and is stored temporarily on the hard drive of the web site user and/or customer. If the relevant server of our web site is called up again by the user of the web site, the web site user’s browser sends the previously received cookie back to the server. The server can then evaluate the information obtained via this procedure in various ways. For example, cookies can make it easier to navigate on a web site. If the user of the website wishes to prevent the use of cookies, he can do this by making local changes to his settings in the Internet browser used on his computer, i.e. the program for opening and displaying web pages (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera or Safari ).

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Use and disclosure of personal data

If the user of our web site has provided personal data, we only use this to reply to user inquiries and for technical administration. We will only pass on personal data to third parties or otherwise transmit it if this is necessary for the contract processing or billing purposes, or if the user of the website has consented to this beforehand. The user of the website has the right to revoke the consent which they have given with effect for the future at any time. The personal data which has been stored will be deleted if the user of the website withdraws their consent to storage of the data, if knowledge thereof is no longer required to fulfil the purpose for which it was stored, or if storage of the data is not permitted for other legal reasons. Data that is required for billing and accounting purposes is not affected by a request for deletion. If the content of a contractual relationship between the user of the website and vykon GmbH & Co. KG needs to be fleshed out or modified, we collect and use personal data to the extent that is required for these purposes. By order of the responsible authorities, in isolated cases we may provide information about this data (user-related data) if this is required for the purposes of criminal prosecution, to avert danger, to fulfil the statutory tasks of the constitutional protection authorities or the military counter-intelligence service, or to enforce intellectual property rights.

Right to provide information

By written request, we will inform the user of the website about the personal data belonging to him/her which we have stored. The request must be sent to the address specified in the imprint of the website.

Google Analytics

Our website uses the Google Analytics analysis service. This web analysis service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter: Google). This analysis tool works on the basis of cookies. A cookie is a text file which is transmitted when you visit a website, and is temporarily stored on the web site user's hard drive to allow their use of the website to be analysed. The information stored by the cookie is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. As part of the IP anonymization, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within a member state of the EU or another contracting country of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Google will use the information that is transmitted to create a report about the use of the website on our behalf. The IP address which was transmitted as part of Google Analytics will not be stored together with other Google data. If you wish to prevent the use of cookies, you can do this by making local changes to your settings in the Internet browser used on your computer (e.g. Safari, Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox, etc.), i.e. the program which you use to open and display web pages. You can also prevent the collection and processing of your data by the Google cookie by downloading and installing a browser plug-in provided by Google at the following link:

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

reCAPTCHA is intended to check whether data is entered on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, length of time the website visitor stays on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyzes run completely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place.

Data processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web offerings from abusive automated spying and SPAM.

Further information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy policy can be found at the following links: and