Privacy Policy

DATA PROTECTION

1st general

Your personal data (eg title, name, address, email address, telephone number) will only be processed by us in accordance with the provisions of German data protection law and the data protection law of the European Union (EU). In addition to the processing purposes, recipients, legal bases and storage periods, the following regulations also inform you about your rights and the person responsible for your data processing. This data protection declaration only applies to our websites. If you are forwarded to other pages via links on our pages, please inform yourself there about the respective handling of your data.

2 Contact

(1) Purpose of processing

We process your personal data that you provide to us by email, contact form, etc. to answer and deal with your inquiries. You are not obliged to provide us with your personal data. But we cannot answer you by e-mail without giving your e-mail address.

(2) Legal bases

  1. a) If you have given us your express consent to process your data, Art. 6 Para. 1a) GDPR is the legal basis for this processing.
  2. b) Should we process your data to carry out pre-contractual measures, Art. 6 Para. 1b) GDPR is the legal basis.
  3. c) In all other cases (especially when using a contact form) Art. 6 Para. 1f) GDPR is the legal basis.

RIGHT TO OBJECT: You have the right to object at any time to data processing that is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 f) GDPR and is not used for direct mail for reasons that arise from your particular situation.

In the case of direct mail, however, you can object to processing at any time without giving reasons.

(3) Legitimate Interest

Our legitimate interest in processing consists in communicating with you quickly and answering your inquiries cost-effectively. If you give us your address, we reserve the right to use it for direct mail. You can protect your interest in data protection by passing on data sparingly (eg using a pseudonym).

(4) Recipient categories

Hosting provider, shipping service provider for direct mail

(5) Storage period

Your data will be deleted when it can be inferred from the circumstances that your request or the matter in question has been finally clarified.

However, if a contract is concluded, the data required by commercial and tax law will be stored by us for the periods specified by law, ie regularly ten years (cf. § 257 HGB, § 147 AO).

(6) Right of withdrawal

In the case of processing based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

3 comments

(1) Purpose of processing

It is possible to write a comment. Your data (eg name / pseudonym, email address, website) will then only be processed for the purpose of publishing your comment.

(2) Legal basis

The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 (1) f) GDPR.

(3) Legitimate Interest

Our legitimate interest is the public exchange of user opinions on certain topics and products. The publication serves, among other things, for transparency and opinion-forming. Your interest in data protection is preserved because you can publish your comment under a pseudonym.

(4) Storage period

A specific storage period is not provided. You can request the deletion of your comment at any time.

(5) RIGHT TO OBJECT

You have the right to object at any time to data processing that is based on Art. 6 Paragraph 1 f) GDPR and is not used for direct advertising for reasons that arise from your particular situation.

In the case of direct mail, however, you can object to processing at any time without giving reasons.

4 More information

5 Web analysis with Google Analytics

(1) Purpose of processing

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed. 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. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, 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 will only be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases.

(2) Legal basis

The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 (1a) GDPR.

(3) Recipient categories

Google and its partner companies.

(4) Transmission to a third country

Google Ireland Limited is a company affiliated with Google LLC. Google LLC is based in the USA (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043).

(5) Storage period

Unlimited

(6) RIGHT TO OBJECT

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would like to point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. 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 the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: optout

You can also prevent the collection by setting an opt-out cookie. If you would like to prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website, please click here to deactivate Google Analytics

6 information about cookies

(1) Purpose of processing

Technically necessary cookies are used on this website. These are small text files that are stored in or by your Internet browser on your computer system.

(2) Legal basis

The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 (1) f) GDPR.

(3) Legitimate Interest

Our legitimate interest is the functionality of our website. The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles. This safeguards your interest in data protection.

(4) Storage period

The technically necessary cookies are usually deleted when the browser is closed. Permanently stored cookies have different lifespans from a few minutes to several years.

(5) RIGHT TO OBJECT

If you do not want these cookies to be stored, please deactivate the acceptance of these cookies in your Internet browser. However, this can restrict the functionality of our website.  You can also delete permanently stored cookies at any time via your browser.

7 Web advertising service with Google Adsense

(1) Purpose of processing

Google Adsense, a web advertising service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”) is used on these pages to place advertisements (text ads, banners, etc.). To do this, your browser saves cookies (small text files) on your hard drive. These cookies are used by Google to personalize content and advertisements, to offer functions for social media and to analyze access to our website. Device IDs are used for apps. In addition, information about your use of our website is shared with partners for social media, advertising and analysis. These partners combine this information with other data that you have provided to them or that they have collected as part of your use of the services.

(2) Legal basis

The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 (1) a) GDPR.

(3) Recipient categories

Google and its partner companies.

(4) Transmission to a third country

Google Ireland Limited is a company affiliated with Google LLC. Google LLC is based in the USA (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043).

(5) Storage period

Your personal data will only be stored for as long as you have consented to the processing.

(6) Revocation of consent

You can revoke your consent to the person responsible at any time.

8 your rights as a data subject

If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights towards us as the person responsible:

  1. Right to information

You can request information about your personal data processed by us within the framework of Art. 15 GDPR.

  1. Right to rectification

If the information concerning you is (no longer) correct, you can request a correction according to Art. 16 GDPR. If your data is incomplete, you can request it to be completed.

  1. Right to cancellation

You can request the deletion of your personal data under the conditions of Art. 17 GDPR.

  1. Right to restriction of processing

Within the framework of the requirements of Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to request that the processing of the data relating to you be restricted.

  1. Right to data portability

According to Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transmitted to another person responsible.

  1. Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law

According to Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR, you have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. This does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the point of revocation.

Right to complain to a supervisory authority

If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged violation) according to Art. 77 GDPR. to.

Please also note your right of objection according to Art. 21 GDPR:

  1. a) General: justified objection required

If the processing of your personal data takes place

– to safeguard our overriding legitimate interest (legal basis according to Art. 6 Para. 1 f) GDPR) or

– in the public interest (legal basis according to Art. 6 Para. 1 e) GDPR),

you have the right to object to the processing at any time for reasons that arise from your particular situation; This also applies to profiling based on the provisions of the GDPR.

In the event of an objection, we will no longer process the personal data relating to you, unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims .

  1. b) Special case of direct mail: a simple objection is sufficient

If the personal data concerning you are processed in order to operate direct mail, you have the right to object to this processing at any time and without giving reasons; This also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising.

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data relating to you will no longer be processed for these purposes.