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Data Privacy Policy

Responsible authority in the sense of the data protection laws, in particular the EU data protection basic regulation (DSGVO), is:

Bettina Hindes

Your rights as a data subject

You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details provided by our data protection officer:

  • Information about your data stored with us and its processing (Art. 15 DSGVO),
  • Correction of incorrect personal data (Art. 16 DSGVO),
  • Deletion of your data stored with us (Art. 17 DSGVO),
  • Restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 DSGVO),
  • Objection to the processing of your data by us (Art. 21 DSGVO) and
  • Data transferability if you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Art. 20 DSGVO).

If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

You may at any time file a complaint with a supervisory authority, e.g. the competent supervisory authority of the federal state in which you reside or the authority responsible for us.You will find a list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with their addresses at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html

Collection of general information when you visit our website

Nature and purpose of data processing:

If you access our website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise submit information, then information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address and the like. 

In particular, they are processed for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring that the connection to the website is established without problems,
  • Ensuring the smooth use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system safety and stability as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.

We do not use your data to draw any conclusions about your person. Information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us in order to optimise our website and the technology behind it.

Legal basis:

Processing is carried out in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 subpara. f of the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO) on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.

Recipient:

Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as contract processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

Duration of storage:

Data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose of collection. This is generally the case for the data used to deliver the content of the website when the session is finished.

Supply of data is required or necessary:

The provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither required by law nor by contract. Without the IP address, however, the service and functionality of our website cannot be guaranteed. In addition, individual services may not be available or restricted. For this reason an objection is impossible. 

Cookies

Nature and purpose of the processing:

Like many other websites, we also use cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. 

This provides us with certain data such as IP address, browser used and operating system.

Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transmit viruses to a computer. The information contained in cookies enables us to make navigation easier for you and to display our web pages correctly.

Under no circumstances will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via the settings of your browser. Please use the help functions of your Internet browser to find out how you can change these settings. Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

Duration of storage and cookies used:

Contact Form

Nature and purpose of the processing:

The data you enter will be stored in order to communicate with you individually. For this purpose it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address and your name. This is used to assign the query and then answer it. Entering further data is optional.

Legal Basis:   

The data entered in the contact form is processed on the basis of a legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

By providing the contact form, we would like to make it easy for you to contact us. Your details will be stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for possible follow-up questions.

If you contact us to request an offer, the data entered in the contact form will be processed to carry out pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO).

Recipient:

The recipients of the data may be contract processors.

Duration of storage:

Data will be deleted no later than 6 months after the request has been processed.

If it comes to a contractual relationship, we are subject to the legal retention periods according to HGB and delete your data after these periods. 

Submission of data required or necessary:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. However, we can only process your request if you provide us with your name, e-mail address and the reason for the request.

Use of Google Analytics

Nature and purpose of the processing:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereinafter: “Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these web pages, your IP address will be shortened by Google in advance within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to and truncated by Google on servers in the United States. 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 other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on activities on the website. On the basis of the use of the website and the Internet, further associated services are then to be provided.

Legal Basis:

Data is processed on the basis of the user’s consent (Art. 6 para. 1 subpara) a DSGVO).

Recipient:

The recipient of the data is Google as the processor. For this purpose, we have concluded the corresponding contract with Google.

Duration of storage:

Data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for our record-keeping purposes.

Transfer to a third country:

Google processes your data in the USA and has agreed to comply with the EU_US Privacy Shield. https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework

Submission of data required or necessary:

The disclosure of your personal data is voluntary, solely on the basis of your consent. If you block access, this may result in functional limitations of the website.

Withdrawal of consent:

You may block the storage of cookies by changing your browser software settings accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use this website to its full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:  Browser Add to deactivate Google Analytics.

In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our pages by clicking this linkthis link. An opt-out cookie is installed on your device. This will prevent Google Analytics from collecting cookies for this website and this browser in the future as long as the cookie remains installed on your browser.

Profiling:

With the help of the tracking tool Google Analytics, it is possible to evaluate the behaviour of visitors to the website and analyse their interests. To this end, a pseudonym user profile is created.

Google AdWords

Nature and purpose of the processing:

Our website uses Google Conversion Tracking. The operator of Google AdWords services is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you have reached our website via an ad placed by Google, Google Adwords places a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google.

If the user visits certain pages on our site and the cookie has not expired, we and Google may recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was directed to that page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. As a result, cookies cannot be tracked through AdWords customer websites. The information collected from the Conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for Conversion Tracking. Customers will know the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were directed to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they will not receive information that personally identifies users.

Legal Basis:   

The legal basis for the integration of Google AdWords and the associated data transfer to Google is your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. a DSGVO).

Recipient:

Every time you visit our website, personal data, including your IP address, is transferred to Google in the USA. This personal data is stored by Google. Google may share this personal data collected through the technical process with third parties.

Our company does not contain any information from Google that could be used to identify the person concerned.

Duration of storage:

These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Transfer to third country:

Google processes your data in the USA and has agreed to comply with the EU_US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Withdrawal of consent:

If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can disable cookies by for example setting your browser to generally disable the automatic use of cookies or by setting your browser to block cookies from the “googleleadservices.com” domain.

Please note that you may not delete the opt-out cookies as long as you do not wish measurement data to be recorded. If you have deleted all your cookies in your browser, you must set the respective opt-out cookie again.

Submission of data required or necessary:

Providing your personal data is voluntary, solely on the basis of your consent. If you disallow access, this may result in functional restrictions on the website.

SSL-Encryption

In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption technologies (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always corresponds to the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, for example when introducing new services. In this case, the new data protection declaration will apply to your next visit.

Questions for the Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organisation directly:

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This privacy policy was created with the Datenschutzerkl√§rungs-Generator der activeMind AG erstellt(Version 2018-09-24).