In the following, we will inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data by our company in accordance with the legal requirements of data protection law (in particular in accordance with BDSG n.F. and the European General Data Protection Regulation 'DS-GVO'). This data protection declaration also applies to our websites and social media profiles. With regard to the definition of terms such as "personal data" or "processing", we refer to Art. 4 GDPR.
Name and contact details of the person responsible
Our responsible person (hereinafter “responsible person”) within the meaning of Art. 4 no. 7 GDPR is:
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Types of data, purposes of processing and categories of data subjects
In the following we inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of personal data.
1. Types of data we process
Usage data (contact form, access times, websites visited, etc.),
2. Purposes of processing in accordance with Art. 13 Paragraph 1 c) GDPR
Process contact inquiries & orders
3. Categories of data subjects according to Art. 13 Para. 1 e) GDPR
The data subjects are collectively referred to as "users".
Legal basis for processing personal data
In the following, we will inform you about the legal basis for processing personal data:
If we have obtained your consent for the processing of personal data, the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a) GDPR.
If processing is necessary to fulfill a contract or to carry out pre-contractual measures that are carried out on your request, the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
If processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which we are subject (e.g. statutory retention requirements), the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. c) GDPR.
If processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person, the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit.d) GDPR.
If processing is necessary to safeguard our interests or the legitimate interests of a third party and if your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms do not outweigh your interests, the legal basis is Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit.f) GDPR.
Forwarding of personal data to third parties and processors
In principle, we will not pass on any data to third parties without your consent. If this is the case, then the transfer takes place on the basis of the aforementioned legal bases, e.g. when transferring data to online payment providers for the fulfillment of a contract or due to a court order or due to a legal obligation to release the data for the purpose of criminal prosecution, to avert danger or to enforce intellectual property rights.
We also use contract processors (external service providers e.g. for web hosting our websites and databases) to process your data. If data is passed on to the processors within the framework of an agreement for order processing, this is always done in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR. We carefully select our processors, check them regularly and have been granted the right to issue instructions with regard to the data. In addition, the processors must have taken suitable technical and organizational measures and comply with the data protection regulations according to BDSG n.F. and DS-GVO
Data transfer to third countries
The adoption of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) created a uniform basis for data protection in Europe. Your data will therefore mainly be processed by companies for which the GDPR applies. Should the processing by third party services take place outside the European Union or the European Economic Area, they must meet the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. GDPR. This means that processing takes place on the basis of special guarantees, such as the establishment of a data protection level that is officially recognized by the EU Commission or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations, the so-called “standard contractual clauses”. In the case of US companies, submission to the so-called "Privacy Shield", the data protection agreement between the EU and the USA, fulfills these requirements.
Deletion of data and storage duration
Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for storage no longer applies, unless its further storage is necessary for evidence purposes or if there are statutory retention requirements. This includes, for example, retention obligations under commercial law.
Deletion of data and storage duration
Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for storage no longer applies, unless its further storage is necessary for evidence purposes or if there are statutory retention requirements. This includes, for example, commercial law retention obligations for business letters in accordance with Section 257 (1) HGB (6 years) and tax retention obligations in accordance with Section 147 (1) AO of receipts (10 years). When the prescribed retention period expires, your data will be blocked or deleted, unless the storage is still necessary for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract.
Existence of automated decision-making
We do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.
Provision of our website and creation of log files
If you only use our website for information purposes (i.e. no registration and no other transmission of information), we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you want to view our website, we collect the following data:
• IP address; • Internet service provider of the user; • Date and time of the request; • Browser type; • Language and browser version; • Content of the request; • Time zone; • Access status / HTTP status code; • Data volume; • Websites from which the request came • Operating system.
This data is not stored together with other personal data about you.
These data serve the purpose of user-friendly, functional and secure delivery of our website to you with functions and content as well as their optimization and statistical evaluation.
The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Article 6, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, Letter f) of the GDPR.
For security reasons, we store this data in server log files for a storage period of 30 days. After this period these are automatically deleted, unless we need to keep them for evidence purposes in the event of attacks on the server infrastructure or other legal violations.
• Session cookies: We use so-called cookies to recognize multiple use of an offer by the same user. When you visit our site again, these cookies provide information in order to automatically recognize you. The information obtained in this way is used to optimize our offers and to give you easier access to our site. When you close the browser or log out, the session cookies are deleted.
• Persistent cookies: These are automatically deleted after a specified period, which can differ depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.
• Cookies from third-party providers (third-party cookies): You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes. B. Reject the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies. However, we would like to point out at this point that you may then not be able to use all the functions of this website. Read more about these cookies in the respective data protection declarations for the third party providers.
The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. lit.b) GDPR, if the cookies are used to initiate contracts, e.g. for orders, and otherwise we have a legitimate interest in the effective functionality of the website, so that in the case of Art . 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit.f) GDPR is the legal basis.
Contact via contact form / email
When you contact us via the contact form or email, your details will be processed for the purpose of processing the contact request / order.
If you have given your consent, the legal basis for processing the data is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter a) GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of the data transmitted in the course of a contact request or email is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit.f) GDPR. The person responsible has a legitimate interest in the processing and storage of the data in order to be able to answer user inquiries, to preserve evidence for reasons of liability and, if necessary, to be able to meet his statutory retention requirements for business letters. If the contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
We can save your information and contact requests in our customer relationship management system ("CRM system") or a comparable system.
The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those that were sent by email, this is the case when the respective conversation with you has ended. The conversation is ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified. We save inquiries from users who have an account or contract with us for up to two years after the end of the contract. In the case of legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after their expiry: End of commercial law (6 years) and tax law (10 years) retention obligation.
You have the option at any time to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. If you contact us by e-mail, you can object to the storage of personal data at any time.
Presence on social media
We process the data you send to us via these networks in order to communicate with you and to answer your messages there.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data is our legitimate interest in communicating with users and our external presentation for the purpose of advertising in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit.f) GDPR. If you have given the person responsible for the social network your consent to the processing of your personal data, the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a) and Art. 7 GDPR.
The data protection notices, information options and objection options (opt-out) of the respective networks can be found here:
• Facebook (Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland) Data protection declaration: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/, Opt-Out: https: //www.facebook .com / settings? tab = ads and http://www.youronlinechoices.com, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active.
Social media plug-ins
We use social media plug-ins from social networks on our website. We use the so-called "two-click solution" Shariff from c’t or heise.de. When you visit our website, no personal data is transmitted to the plug-in provider. Next to the logo or the brand of the social network you will find a regulator with which you can activate the plug-in with a click. After activation, the provider of the social network receives the information that you have accessed our website and that your personal data is transmitted to the provider of the plug-in and stored there. These are so-called third-party cookies. With some providers such as Facebook and XING, according to their information, your IP will be anonymized immediately after collection.
The plug-in provider saves the data collected about the user as a usage profile. These are used for advertising, market research and / or the needs-based design of its website. Such an evaluation takes place in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to display needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about the user's activities on our website. The user has the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby one must contact the respective plug-in provider to exercise this right.
The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is our legitimate interest in improving and optimizing our website by increasing our awareness via social networks as well as the possibility of interacting with you and the users among each other via social networks in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit.f) GDPR.
We have no influence on the data collected and the data processing procedures. We also have no knowledge of the scope of data collection, the purpose of processing and the storage periods. We also have no information on the deletion of the data collected by the plug-in provider.
With regard to the purpose and scope of data collection and processing, we refer to the respective data protection declarations of the social networks. You will also find information about your rights and setting options for protecting your personal data there.
We have plug-ins from the social network Facebook.com (company headquarters in the EU: Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland) on our website as part of the so-called "two-click solution" “Integrated by Shariff. You can recognize this by the Facebook logo “f” or the addition “Like”, “Like” or “Share”.
As soon as you willingly activate the Facebook plug-in, a connection will be established from your browser to the Facebook servers. Facebook receives the information, including your IP, that you have accessed our website and transmits this information to Facebook servers in the USA, where this information is stored. If you are logged into your Facebook account, Facebook can assign this information to your account. When you use the functions of the plug-in, e.g. clicking the “Like” button, this information is also transferred from your browser to the Facebook server in the USA and stored there and displayed in your Facebook profile and, if applicable, with your friends .
The purpose and scope of the data collection as well as its further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your related rights and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in Facebook's data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. Data collection with the "Like" button: https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084. You can manage and object to your settings regarding the use of your profile data for advertising purposes on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/.
If you log out of Facebook before visiting our website and delete your cookies, no data about your visit to our website will be assigned to your profile on Facebook when the plug-in is activated.
You can also prevent the loading of the Facebook plug-in using so-called “Facebook Blocker”, which you can install as an add-on for your browser: Facebook Blocker for Firefox, Chrome and Opera or 1blocker for Safari, iPad and iPhone.
Facebook has submitted to the Privacy Shield and thus ensures that European data protection law is complied with: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
Rights of the data subject
Objection or revocation against the processing of your data
Insofar as the processing is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit. a), Art. 7 GDPR, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. This does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.
If we base the processing of your personal data on the balancing of interests in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR, you can object to the processing. This is the case, in particular, if the processing is not required to fulfill a contract with you, which we will describe in the following description of the functions. When exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will examine the situation and either stop or adjust the data processing or point out to you our compelling reasons worthy of protection on the basis of which we will continue processing.
You can object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time. You can exercise your right of objection free of charge. You can inform us about your objection to advertising using the following contact details:
E-mail address: email@example.com
Right to information
You have the right to information about your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. This includes, in particular, information about the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the origin of your data, unless they were collected directly from you.
Right to rectification
You have the right to correct incorrect data or to complete correct data in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR.
Right to cancellation
You have the right to have your data stored by us deleted in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless this is contrary to statutory or contractual retention periods or other statutory obligations or rights to further storage.
Right to restriction
You have the right to request a restriction in the processing of your personal data if one of the requirements in Art. 18 Para. 1 lit. a) to d) GDPR is met:
• If you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time that enables the person responsible to check the accuracy of the personal data;
• the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request that the use of the personal data be restricted;
• the person responsible no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or
• if you have lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh your reasons.
Right to data portability
You have the right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, which means that you can receive the personal data we have stored about you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or you can request that it be transmitted to another person responsible.
Right to complain
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority for this, in particular in the member state of your place of residence, your place of work or the location of the alleged violation.
In order to protect all personal data transmitted to us and to ensure that we and our external service providers comply with data protection regulations, we have taken suitable technical and organizational security measures. Therefore, among other things, all data between your browser and our server is encrypted and transmitted via a secure SSL connection. Status: 01/2019
Notes on data processing in connection with Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Ireland Limited. If the person responsible for data processing on this website is outside the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Analytics data processing is carried out by Google LLC. Google LLC and Google Ireland Limited are hereinafter referred to as "Google".
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on the website visitor's computer and that enable an analysis of the website visitor's use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by the page visitor (including the shortened IP address) is usually transmitted to a Google server and stored there.
Google Analytics is only used on this website with the "_anonymizeIp ()" extension. This extension ensures anonymization of the IP address by shortening it and excludes direct personal reference. As a result of the extension, Google's IP address will be shortened beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. The IP address transmitted by the relevant browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
On behalf of the site operator, Google will use the information to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the site operator with other services related to website and internet use (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). The legitimate interest in data processing lies in the optimization of this website, the analysis of the use of the website and the adaptation of the content. The interests of the users are adequately protected by the pseudonymisation.
Google LLC. offers a guarantee on the basis of the standard contractual clauses to comply with an appropriate level of data protection. The data sent and linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs are automatically deleted after 50 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has expired takes place automatically once a month.
The collection by Google Analytics can be prevented by adjusting the cookie settings for this website. The collection and storage of the IP address and the data generated by cookies can also be objected to at any time with effect for the future. The corresponding browser plug-in can be downloaded and installed from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
The page visitor can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set, which prevents the future collection of data when you visit this website.
Further information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection options can be found in Google's data protection declaration (https://policies.google.com/privacy) and in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google (https: // adssettings. google.com/authenticated).
We use the reCAPTCHA service from Google LLC (Google) to protect your inquiries via the Internet form. The query is used to differentiate whether the input is made by a human or improperly by automated, machine processing. The query includes the sending of the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. For this purpose, your input will be transmitted to Google and used there. However, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of reCaptcha will not be merged with other Google data. The different data protection provisions of Google apply to this data. Further information on Google's data protection guidelines can be found at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de