Data privacy statement


We take the protection of personal data very seriously and treat personal data confidentially in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data privacy statement.

As a rule, it is possible to use our website without providing personal data. As far as personal data is collected on our pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis, as far as possible.

The VZPM has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure that the data processed via this website is protected as completely as possible. However, electronic data transmission via the Internet may have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed.


1. Purpose of our website

The purpose of our website is to provide information about our organisation and its services. Users accessing our website do not enter into any contractual relationship between the VZPM and the user. The VZPM makes every effort to keep the content of its website current, accurate and complete. However, since this information is subject to rapid change, it is impossible to guarantee that it is always current, correct and complete. The information on our website does not constitute binding decision-making aids or answers to consulting questions, nor should any decisions be made based on this information. Any action taken on the basis of the information on this website is at the sole risk of the user.


2. Functions of our website

The VZPM assumes no responsibility and makes no warranty that the functions on the website will be available continuously and uninterruptedly and free of errors or that the website or the respective servers are free of viruses or other harmful components.


3. Links

Our website contains links to the websites of third parties. The VZPM has no influence on the content of these sites and cannot therefore guarantee their accuracy, completeness or legality. The VZPM therefore assumes no liability for the content of third-party websites.


4. Disclaimer

The contents of this website do not contain any assurances or guarantees. In no event, including negligence and liability towards third parties, will the VZPM be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damages whatsoever arising out of the use of the information or material on this website or from access via links to other websites.


5. Copyright and other protective rights

The entire content of the VZPM website is protected by copyright. All rights are reserved. Accessing our website, downloading or copying data from this website or parts thereof does not grant the user any rights to the content, software, images, text or any other element of the website. Any modification, reproduction or use of the VZPM logo, the website or parts thereof for public or commercial purposes is strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of the VZPM.


6. Cookies

We use cookies to optimise our website and to determine the number of page views. These are small files that are transmitted from our Internet server to the user's Internet browser and remain stored on the user's terminal device. By using cookies, the VZPM can provide users of its website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the setting of cookies. Cookies can be used to optimise the information and offers on our website to the benefit of the user. Cookies enable us to recognise the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. An example of this are selected filters or language settings.

Users can set their browser in such a way that information on the setting of cookies is provided and cookies are only allowed in individual cases, that the acceptance of cookies is permitted for specific cases or is generally excluded, and that the automatic deletion of cookies is activated when the browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of our website may be limited.


7. Hosting Provider & Server-LogFiles

The provider of the Internet pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which the user's browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • IP address
  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system in use
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

These data are not directly attributable to specific persons. A consolidation of this data with other data sources is not carried out. We reserve the right to check this data subsequently if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.

This data as well as all data on this website is stored by our hosting provider sesamnet GmbH, Bösingen.


8. Encryption

For reasons of security and to protect the transmitted confidential contents, such as inquiries sent to us as the site operator, this website only transmits data via an encrypted connection. An encrypted connection can be recognised by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in the browser line. This means that the data that has been transmitted to us cannot be read by third parties.


9. Data retention

When registering for a certification offered by us, we collect data which are necessary for the certification process and for communication. When handling the data, the VZPM complies with applicable legislation and, wherever possible, with the recommendations of the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner.


10. Contact via the website

If users have provided us with their data, especially address data, by means of a contact form on our website, it is possible that we will inform them about our offer in different ways, especially electronically. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Recipients of our mails have the possibility to unsubscribe from our mailing list by using an unsubscribe link.


11. Right to information, deletion, blocking

We are available at any time to provide information free of charge about stored personal data, its origin and recipients, its purpose in data processing, and about its correction, blocking or deletion. In particular, legally prescribed periods for the retention of relevant business documents are also decisive. Please contact us if you have any questions.