Data protection declaration in accordance with the GDPR
I. Name and address of the controller
The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the EU Member States as well as other data protection regulations is:
General information on data processing
1. Scope of personal data processing
We utilize our users' personal data only insofar as this is necessary to provide an operational site and as well as our content and services. The utilization of our users' personal data is only undertaken periodically with the user's consent. An exception applies in those cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for legal or circumstantial reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by law.
Legal basis for processing personal data
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 (a) EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.
In processing personal data necessary for performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.
Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 (c) GDPR serves as the legal basis.
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 (d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.
If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR serves as the legal basis.
Data deletion and storage duration
The data subject's personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Furthermore, data may be stored if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the data controller is subject. Blocking or erasure of data will be carried out even if a storage deadline prescribed by the above-mentioned standards expires, unless data storage is a necessity for concluding or performing a contract.
Provision of the website and creation of log files
1. Description and scope of data processing
Every time you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer.
The following data is collected:
(1) Information regarding the used browser type and version
(2) The user's IP address
(3) Date and time of access
(4) Websites from which the user's system accesses our website
(5) Websites accessed by the user's system via our website
The data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.
Legal basis for processing data
The legal basis for temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR.
Purpose of data processing
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to the user's computer. To this end, the user's IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.
The data is stored in log files to ensure the website's functionality. The data is also used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. No evaluation of the data for marketing purposes is undertaken in this context.These purposes also encompass our legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR.
Duration of retention
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of data collection for provision of the website, this will be undertaken once the respective session has ended. If the data is stored in log files, this will be undertaken after seven days at the latest. Further storage is possible. In this case, the user's IP addresses will be deleted or distorted, so that assignment to the accessing client is no longer possible.
Objection and removal option
The collection of data for provision of the website and storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary for the website's operation. Consequently, there is no option to object on the part of the user.
a) Description and scope of data processing
Wir verwenden auf unserer Website darüber hinaus Cookies, die eine Analyse des Surfverhaltens der Nutzer ermöglichen.
(1) Entered search terms
(2) Frequency of page views
(3) The user data collected in this way is pseudonymised via technical precautions. It is therefore no longer possible to assign the data to the accessing user. The data is not stored together with users' other personal data.
b) Legal basis for processing data
The legal basis for processing personal data using cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR.
The legal basis for processing personal data using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR.
Die Rechtsgrundlage für die Verarbeitung personenbezogener Daten unter Verwendung von Cookies zu Analysezwecken ist bei Vorliegen einer diesbezüglichen Einwilligung des Nutzers Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO.
c) Purpose of data processing
The analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content. By using analysis cookies, we learn how the site is used and can constantly optimize our service.
These purposes also encompass our legitimate interest in processing personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR.
d) Duration of storage, objection and removal option
Contact form and email contact
1. Description and scope of data processing
There is a contact form on our website that can be used for electronic contact. If a user makes use of this option, the data entered in the input screen will be transmitted to us and stored. This data includes:
_ First and last name
_ Private or business interest
_ Phone/ fax/ email address
_ Comment function
The following data is additionally stored at the time the message is sent:
(1) The user's IP address
(2) Date and time of registration
During the sending process, your consent is obtained for processing data and reference is made to this data protection declaration.
Alternatively, you can contact us via the email address provided. In this case, the user's personal data that is transmitted along with the email will be stored.
This data shall not be transferred to third parties within this context. The data will be used exclusively to process the conversation.
Legal basis for processing data
The legal basis for processing data, if the user's consent to this has been obtained, is Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR.
The legal basis for processing the data transferred in the course of sending an email is Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR. If you send us an email with the intention of entering into a contract with us, this creates an additional legal basis for its processing per Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR.
Purpose of data processing
The processing of personal data from the contact form serves solely for the establishment of contact. In the event of contact by email, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in processing the data.
The other personal data processed during the sending process aims to prevent the misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.
Duration of retention
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. Regarding the personal data from the contact form input screen and the data that was sent by email, this shall be the case when the respective conversation with the user has been completed. The conversation will have ended when it is evident from the circumstances that the matter at hand has been conclusively resolved.
Any personal data that was additionally collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days.
Objection and removal option
The user has the option of revoking his or her consent to the processing of personal data at any time. A user who has contacted us by email can object at any time to the storage of his or her personal data. It will not be possible to continue the conversation in this case. All personal data stored in the course of contacting us will be deleted as a result.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. However, because IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will store your IP address in shortened form if you are accessing this site from within the European Union or the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be associated with other data held by Google. You may refuse the saving of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. Please note, however, that in this case you cannot use all features of this website to their full extent.
You can also prevent the collection of data produced by cookies and associated with your use of the website (including your IP address), its transmission to, and its processing by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: Browser Add On zur Deaktivierung von Google Analytics.
Facebook social plugin
We integrate plugins from the social network Facebook (address: 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA) on our websites. You can recognize the plugins from the Like button or the Facebook logo - an overview can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/Plug-ins/ - am Like-Button (Gefällt mir) oder am Logo von Facebook.
When you use our pages with Facebook plugins, a direct connection is established to the Facebook servers. We have no influence on the type and scope of data collected, stored and processed by Facebook. We can only inform you according to our level of knowledge.
Facebook will be informed by the plugin that you have accessed the corresponding website of our offer. This also applies to users who are not registered on Facebook. It is possible that Facebook may store your IP address.
If you are a member of Facebook and logged in, calling up a website with the Facebook plug-in can be clearly assigned to your Facebook user account. In addition, the plugins transmit all interactions if you use the like button or leave a comment, for example.
To prevent Facebook from storing information about you, please log out of Facebook before visiting our websites. You can also block the plugins with browser addons (e.g. "Facebook Blocker").
Information on data protection regulations, the purpose and scope of data collection, and data processing as well as privacy protection setting options on Facebook can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php.
Google+ social plugin
We include the Google+ social plugin (Google plus) on our websites, recognizable by the "+1" sign on white or colored background. The plug-in is provided by Google Inc. ("Google", address: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
When you call up a web page that has a Google+ button, a connection to the Google servers is established. Google transmits the content of the button and integrates it on the corresponding website. At the same time, Google receives information about which page has just been accessed. According to Google, personal data is only collected when you click on the button. For members of Google+ who are logged in, the following applies: Google stores and processes at least the IP address even without interaction. We have no influence on the extent of the data stored in this context.
Members of Google Plus who do not want their data to be collected and stored via our websites should log out of their Google+ account before visiting our site.
Twitter social plugin
This offer uses functions of the Twitter service. This is provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Twitter offers the so-called "Tweet" function. If you use the Twitter function on our websites, the websites you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and, if necessary, made known to other users. In the process, data will also be transferred to Twitter.
Use of Vimeo pluginss
We use, among others, the provider Vimeo to integrate videos. Vimeo is operated by Vimeo, LLC, headquartered at 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011.
We use plug-ins from Vimeo on some of our pages. When you access the websites on our website that are provided with such a plugin - for example our media library - a connection to the Vimeo servers is established and the plugin is displayed. The plugin then transmits information about which of our pages you have visited to the Vimeo server. If you are logged in as a member of Vimeo, Vimeo will assign this information to your personal user account. When using the plugin, such as by clicking the start button of a video, this information is also assigned to your user account. You can prevent the information being assigned to your account by logging out of your Vimeo account and deleting the corresponding Vimeo cookies before using our website.
1. Rights of the data subject
The following list includes all rights of the persons concerned according to the GDPR. Rights that are not relevant to the own website need not be mentioned. In this respect, the list can be shortened. If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights with respect to the controller:
(1) the purposes for processing the personal data;
(2) the categories of personal data being processed;
(3) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you has been or will be disclosed;
(4) the planned storage duration of personal data concerning you or, if specific information in this respect is not possible, criteria for determining the storage period;
(5) the existence of a right of rectification or deletion of personal data that concerns you or of a restriction on processing by the responsible party or of a right to object to such processing;
(6) the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
(7) any available information on the origin of the data if the personal data has not been collected from the data subject;
(8) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 para. 1 and 4, GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.
You have the right to request information regarding whether your personal information will be transmitted to a third-party country or an international organisation. In this respect, you can request the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Art. Art. 46 GDPR to be informed with regard to the transmission.
This right to information may be limited to the extent that it is likely to make it impossible or seriously impair the realization of research or statistical purposes and the limitation is necessary for the fulfillment of research or statistical purposes.
The right to rectification
You have a right to rectification and/or completion with respect to the data controller if the personal data processed concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The controller shall make the correction immediately. Your right to rectification may be limited to the extent that it is likely to make it impossible or seriously impair the realization of research or statistical purposes and the limitation is necessary for the fulfillment of research or statistical purposes.
The right to restrict processing
Under the following conditions, you may request that the processing of personal data concerning you be restricted if:
(1) you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period that enables the responsible party to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
(2) the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request that the use of the personal data be restricted;
(3) the responsible party does not need the personal data for longer than the processing's purposes, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims, or
(4) you object to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate grounds of the responsible party outweigh your grounds.
Where processing of the personal data that concerns you has been restricted, such data – apart from being stored – may be processed only with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending rights or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or on the grounds of an important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.
If the processing restriction has been done in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the data controller before the restriction is lifted.
Your right to restrict processing may be limited to the extent that it is likely to make it impossible or seriously impair the realization of research or statistical purposes and the limitation is necessary for the fulfillment of research or statistical purposes.
The right to erasure
a) Obligation to erase
You may request that the controller delete the personal data that concerns you immediately, and the controller will be obliged to delete this data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:
(1) the personal data that concerns you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed;
(2) you revoke your consent to the processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 (a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for processing.
(3) You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing according to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR.
(4) The personal data that concerns you has been processed unlawfully.
(5) The deletion of personal data is required to comply with legal obligations according to Union law or the laws of the Member States to which the controller is subject;
(6) The personal data concerning you has been collected in relation to services offered by the information society according to Art. 8 para. 1 GDPR.
Transfer of personal data to third partiese
If the controller has made the personal data that concerns you public and if the controller is obliged to erase it pursuant to Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR, that controller shall take appropriate measures, including technical means, while taking into account available technology and implementation costs, to inform the parties responsible for data processing who process the personal data, that you as the person concerned have requested deletion of all links to such personal data or of copies or replications of such personal data.
The right to erasure does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary
(1) to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information;
(2) for the performance of a legal obligation required for processing under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred to the controller;
(3) for reasons of public interest in the field of public health in accordance with Art. 9 para. 2 (h) and Art. 9 para. 3 GDPR;
(4) for archiving purposes in the interest of public, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, to the extent that the law referred to in (a) is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudicial the attainment of the objectives of such processing; or
(5) to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
The right to information
If you have exercised your right to have the controller correct, delete or limit the processing, this party is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data that concerns you has been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction on processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
It is your right to have the controller inform you regarding such recipients.
The right to data portability
You have the right to obtain your personal data, which you have provided to the controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to pass this data on to another controller without obstruction by the controller to whom the personal data was provided, insofar as
(1) the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 (a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR and
(2) the processing is undertaken using automated procedures.
In exercising this right, you also have the right to request that the personal data concerning you be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this.
The right to data portability shall not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller.
Right to object
You have the right, for reasons arising from your specific situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning you at any time, which is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (e) or (f) GDPR; the same applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The controller will no longer process the personal data that concerns you, unless the party can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If the personal data that concerns you is being processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data that concerns you for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing.
If you object to processing that is for direct marketing purposes, the personal data that concerns you will no longer be processed for these purposes.
In the context of the use of information society services – and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC – you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
You also have the right to object, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to you, for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR. This right to object may be limited to the extent that it is likely to make it impossible or seriously impair the realization of research or statistical purposes and the limitation is necessary for the fulfillment of research or statistical purposes.
The right to withdraw the data protection declaration of consent
You have the right to withdraw your data protection declaration of consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing taking place on the basis of this consent before its revocation.
Automated decision in individual cases, including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing - including profiling - that has legal effect against you or significantly impairs you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision
However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR, unless Art. 9 para. 2 (a) or (g) GDPR applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect your rights and freedom as well as your legitimate interests.
In the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the controller shall take reasonable measures to safeguard your rights, freedoms and legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the controller, to state his or her own position and to challenge the decision
The right of appeal to a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where you reside, work or where the infringement is suspected, if you believe that the processing of personal data that concerns you is in contravention of the GDPR.
The supervisory authority with which the appeal has been filed shall inform the appellant of the status and results of the appeal, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Art. 78 GDPR. http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/