1. Name and Contact Details of the Processing Controller
2. Collection and Retention of Personal Data, as well as Form and Purpose of Its Use
a) When visiting our website
When accessing our website, information used by the browser on your device is automatically sent to the server hosting our website. This information is stored temporarily in a so-called log file. The following information is collected in this context without any manual input from you and will be stored until automatic erasure:
• name of the file accessed
• date and time of access
• volume of data transferred
• notification as to whether access was successful
• description of the type of web browser used
• operating system used
• previously visited website
• your IP address
We will process the aforementioned information for the following purposes:
• guaranteeing smooth establishment of connection to the website;
• guaranteeing comfortable use of our website;
• evaluating system security and stability; as well as
• for other administrative purposes.
The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes of data processing that are listed above. We do not use the collected data to draw conclusions about your identity in any case.
b) When subscribing to our newsletter
If you have given consent pursuant to Art. 6(1) point (a) GDPR, we will use your e-mail address to send you our newsletter on a regular basis.
Entering an e-mail address is sufficient to receive the newsletter.
Cancelling the subscription/Withdrawing your consent:
You can unsubscribe from our newsletter, i.e. withdraw your consent to receiving it, at any time. In doing so, your consent given to its delivery will expire at the same time.
A link to cancel your subscription to the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter.
Alternatively, you can also e-mail your unsubscription request to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
Legal bases for the General Data Protection Regulation:
Pursuant to the stipulations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applicable since 25 May 2018, we inform you that the consent given to the transmission of the e-mail addresses is based on Art. 6(1) point (a), 7 GDPR.
We further inform you that, according to the legal stipulations set out in Art. 21 GDPR, you are entitled to object to the future processing of your personal data at any time. The right to object refers, in particular, to the processing for direct marketing purposes.
c) When using our contact options
Should you have queries of any kind, we offer you the option to contact us by e-mail. In this case, a valid e-mail address must be entered so that we know who is sending the query, and in order to reply to it. You may provide further information if you wish.
Data processing for contacting us takes place acc. to Art. 6(1) point (a) GDPR based on the data provided voluntarily by you. The personal data collected by us when you use the contact options will be erased automatically once the request submitted by you has been dealt with.
3. Data Dissemination
Any transfer of your personal data to third parties for any purposes other than the ones specified below is not made.
We will only disseminate your personal data to third parties if:
• you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6(1) point (a) GDPR;
• disclosure is necessary pursuant to Art. 6(1) point (f) GDPR and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disseminating your data;
• if there is any legal obligation for the dissemination in accordance with Art. 6(1) point (c) GDPR; as well as
• doing so is legally permissible and, pursuant to Art. 6(1) point (b) GDPR, necessary for the execution of contractual matters with you.
5. Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). The use is based on Art. 6(1) sentence 1 point (f) GDPR. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, i.e. text files retained on your computer, which allow for an analysis of how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website, including
• the browser type/version,
• the operating system used
• the referrer URL (previously visited web page),
• the host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
• the time of the server query,
will usually be transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be amalgamated with any other data from Google. We have also extended Google Analytics with the code “anonymizeIP” on this website. This guarantees that your IP address will be masked, so that all data will be collected anonymously. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
On behalf of the provider of this website, Google uses this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activity and to provide further services which are connected to the use of this website and of the Internet for its operator. By changing your browser settings accordingly, you can prevent cookies from being retained; please note, however, that you may not have full access to all website functions in this case.
In addition, you may prevent the data created by the cookie and relating to website usage on your part (including your IP address) from being gathered and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the link below: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB. As an alternative to this browser add-on, especially with browsers on mobile end devices, you can also prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is placed which prevents the future gathering of your data when visiting this website.
The opt-out cookie only applies to this browser and only to our website and will be placed on your device. If you erase the cookies in this browser, you have to place the opt-out cookie again. [Note: for information on how to integrate the opt-out cookie, please see: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/?hl=de#disable].
We will continue using Google Analytics to analyse data from double-click cookies and AdWords for statistical purposes. In case you do not agree with that, you can disable this via the ad specifications manager (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en).
Further information on data protection in the context of Google Analytics is available in the Google Analytics Help feature (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).
6. Social Plug-Ins
On our website, we place links to our blog as well as to our Facebook and Instagram profiles, but we do not use plug-ins.
Facebook and Instagram are companies of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. There, the following privacy policies apply: http://en-gb.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
We use links on our social media presences based on Art. 6(1) point (f) GDPR for customer information. It is thus necessary to safeguard our legitimate interests.
7. Rights of Data Subjects
As a data subject, you have the following rights:
a. Right of access
You have the right to obtain from us confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed.
b. Right to rectification / erasure / restriction of processing
Furthermore, you have the right to obtain from us
• without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you (right to rectification);
• without undue delay the erasure of personal data concerning you (right to erasure); and
• restriction of processing (right to restriction of processing).
c. Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and you have the right to transmit those data to another controller.
d. Right to withdraw consent
You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
e. Right to object
If the processing of the personal data concerning you is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest (Art. 6(1) point (e) GDPR) or for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us (Art. 6(1) point (f) GDPR), you have the right to object.
f. Right to lodge a complaint
If you are of the opinion that the processing of the personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR, you have the right, without prejudice to any other judicial remedies, to lodge a complaint with a supervision authority.