Privacy Policy

IDS GmbH - a member of VIVAVIS GmbH - takes the protection of your personal data and your privacy very seriously indeed and we comply strictly with the provisions of the data protection legislation.  For further information on the privacy policy of VIVAVIS, please click here.

Personal data are collected on this website only within the scope of what is technically necessary. In no case will the collected data be disclosed to third parties. The following declaration gives an overview of how we ensure the protection of your data and which types of data are compiled for which purposes.


The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform users of this website, in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act and the German Telemedia Act, about the type, scope and purpose of the compilation and utilization of personal data through the owner of this website [IDS GmbH, Nobelstr. 18, D-76275 Ettlingen, Germany].

The owner of this website is extremely anxious to protect your data and treats your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal regulations.

Please bear in mind that the transmission of data via the internet is fundamentally prone to security gaps. Therefore, a complete protection against unauthorized access is not feasible.

Access Data

The owner respectively the provider of the website collects data via page accesses, saving these in the form of server logfiles. The following data are logged in this manner:

  • Accessed website
  • Time of access
  • Volume of transmitted data in bytes
  • Source/link via which the site was accessed
  • Browser
  • Operating system
  • IP address

The data that have been thus compiled merely serve for statistic purposes and for the improvement of the website. However, the owner of the website reserves the right to subsequently check the server logfiles if there is any concrete suspicion of illegal use.


This website uses cookies which are small text files placed on your computer and accessed by your browser, thereby enhancing the user friendliness and security of this website.

Popular browsers include the option to “Do not allow cookies”. Note: However, please note that  if you do this, you may not have be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Handling of Personal Data

The owner of this website compiles, uses and discloses your personal data only if this is permitted by law or if you consent to it.

‘Personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable person which can be traced back to that person – i.e., for instance, the name, e-mail address and phone number of the said person.

Contact Data

If you get in touch with the owner of this website via one of the available contacts, your data are stored so they can be used for processing your request. These data are not disclosed to third parties without your authorization.

Handling of Comments and Contributions

If you leave a comment or a contribution on this website your IP address will be stored. The purpose is to ensure the website owner’s security: If your text violates the law, the website owner is able to trace your identity.


You can subscribe both to the entire website and to follow-up comments on your contribution. For this purpose, we will send you an e-mail to confirm your e-mail address. Otherwise, we do not collect any further data. The collected data are not disclosed to third parties. Of course, you can cancel your subscription any time.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc, (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). The use includes the "Universal Analytics" operating mode. This facilitates the assignment of data, sessions and interactions across several devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus the analysis of a user's activities across devices. This data protection notice is provided by

Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to allow the website operator to analyze how users use the site. 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, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website and Internet use. Our legitimate interest in data processing also lies in these purposes. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is § 15 para. 3 TMG and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user-identifiers (e.g. User-IDs) or advertising-identifiers are automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month. For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit or

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 Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the Browser Add-on. Opt-out cookies prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting data across several devices, you must opt-out on all systems used. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set: Disable Google Analytics

Newsletter Subscription, Information Material

The website owner offers a newsletter subscription and information material to inform you about current events and offers. If you wish to subscribe to the newsletter, you must enter a valid e-mail address.

When you subscribe to the newsletter or order further information material, you are requested to enter your name and other personal data. It is entirely up to you whether you wish to disclose these data. Your data will be used exclusively for processing your order.

User Rights: Disclosure, Correction, Deletion

Upon request, users get free information as to which of their personal data are being stored. If their request does not collide with a legal obligation concerning the conservation of data (e.g. data rentention), you are entitled to having your personal data corrected, blocked or deleted.