§ 1 Information on the Collection of Personal Data
(1) GENERAL INFORMATION
We appreciate your interest in our website. The protection of your personal data during your visit to our homepage is of particular importance to our management. The following information provides an overview of the processing of your personal data by us and your rights regarding data protection. Personal data includes all data that can be attributed to you personally, such as name, address, email addresses, and user behavior.
If a data subject wishes to use special services provided by our company through our website, such as our contact form, the processing of personal data may be required. If the processing of personal data is necessary, and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject. The processing always takes place in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in compliance with the specific data protection regulations applicable to our company.
As the data controller, our company has implemented technical and organizational measures to ensure the most comprehensive protection of personal data processed via this website against loss, destruction, access, alteration, or distribution by unauthorized individuals. This also includes the secure transmission of your personal data through encryption. We use the TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption system for this purpose. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the change of the browser's address bar from "http://" to "https://" and by the padlock symbol in your browser bar.
However, due to inherent security vulnerabilities in internet-based data transmission, absolute protection cannot be guaranteed.
(2) DATA PROCESSING CONTROLLER
The data controller in accordance with Article 4(7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the applicable local data protection regulations is:
Neustaedter Straße 61
Telefon: 0049 15224453038
Please send general data protection questions to our company email@example.com.
(3) GENERAL INFORMATION ON DATA PROCESSING
(2) INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 21 GDPR
(3) WHO RECEIVES MY DATA?
Unless otherwise stipulated in the detailed descriptions of our services, those departments within our company that require access to your data for the fulfillment of our contractual and legal obligations or for the implementation of our legitimate interests will have access to your data. We will only disclose information about you outside the company when legal or regulatory obligations permit or require it, the disclosure is necessary for the processing and thus the fulfillment of the contract, or at your request, provided we have your consent, or we are authorized to provide information.
If we use contracted service providers for specific functions of our services, these service providers have been carefully selected and instructed by us, are bound by our instructions, and are regularly monitored. Your personal data is then processed based on data processing agreements in accordance with Article 28 of the GDPR, and we ensure that the processing of personal data is in compliance with the provisions of the GDPR.
If we intend to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes below.
(4) HOW LONG WILL MY DATA BE STORED?
Unless otherwise regulated in the detailed descriptions of our services, we process and store your personal data for as long as it is necessary to fulfill our contractual and legal obligations.
Your personal data will be regularly deleted or blocked when it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of contractual or legal obligations, you have exercised your right to deletion, all mutual claims have been satisfied, and there are no other legal retention requirements or justifications for storage.
§ 3 Collection of Personal Data when Visiting Our Website
(1) USE OF SERVER LOG FILES
With each visit to the website by an affected person or an automated system, a series of general data and information is recorded in log files. This includes an Internet Protocol address (IP address), the types and versions of browsers used, the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), the subpages accessed by an accessing system on our website, the date and time of access to the website, and similar data and information that serves to prevent security breaches in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, based on the legitimate interests mentioned above.
Temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to allow the delivery of the website to the user's computer. For this purpose, the user's IP address must be stored for the duration of the session.
The storage in log files is carried out to ensure the functionality of the website. The data also helps us optimize the website and ensure the security of our information technology systems. Our legitimate interest in data processing, pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, underlies these processes. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose of its collection. In the case of data collection for the provision of the website, this occurs when the respective session is terminated. The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files are necessary for the operation of the website. Another option to review log files is available in cases where concrete indications of unlawful use or specific attacks on our website arise. In such cases, our legitimate interest in data processing lies in the purpose of investigating and prosecuting such attacks and unlawful use.
"Cookies" are small files that are stored on users' devices. They can be either temporary for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanent (persistent cookies) on your end device. Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Persistent cookies remain on your end device until you delete them manually or until your web browser automatically deletes them. Cookies can store various information, such as language settings on a website or the point at which a video was viewed.
Cookies are typically used when a user's interests or behavior (e.g., viewing certain content, using functions, etc.) on individual websites are stored in a user profile. These profiles are used to display content to users that matches their potential interests. This process is also known as "tracking," i.e., tracking the potential interests of users. The term "cookies" also includes other technologies that fulfill the same functions as cookies (e.g., when user information is stored based on pseudonymous online identifiers, also known as "user IDs").
General information about revocation and objection (opt-out): Regardless of whether processing is based on consent or legal permission, you have the option at any time to revoke consent given or to object to the processing of your data using cookie technologies or to withdraw your consent (collectively referred to as "opt-out").
Processing of cookie data based on consent: Before we process data in the context of using cookies or have it processed, we ask users for their revocable consent. Until consent is given, only cookies that are necessary for the operation of our online offering will be used. Their use is based on our interest and the interest of users in the expected functionality of our online offering.
COOKIE SETTINGS / OBJECTION OPTION
- You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and disabling the storage of cookies in your web browser's settings. Please note that, in this case, you may not be able to fully utilize all the features of our website. You can also prevent the collection of the above-mentioned information by setting an opt-out cookie on one of the websites linked below: