Thank you for your interest in using our website. The protection of personal data has top priority for us. Below you will find information about the processing of your personal data and about your rights in the context of the use of our website.
In the course of the further development of our website and the implementation of new legal requirements, new technologies or in order to improve our service for you, changes to this data protection declaration may become necessary. We therefore recommend that you read this data protection declaration again from time to time.
1. responsible person
responsible for data processing:
2. your affected rights
As a data subject, you have the following rights under the = General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), insofar as their respective legal requirements are met:
Information: You have the right to receive information about the data processed by us about your person.
Correction: You can demand the correction of incorrect data concerning your person. In addition, you may request the completion of incomplete data.
Deletion: In certain cases you can request the deletion of your personal data.
Limitation of processing: In certain cases, you may request that we restrict the processing of your data.
Data Transferability: If you have provided us with data on the basis of a contract or consent, you may request that the data provided by you be received in a structured, common and machine-readable format or that we transfer it to another responsible party.
Right of objection
Right of objection in individual cases
You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 e) GDPR or Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. We will then no longer process this personal data for these purposes unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
right to object to the processing of data for the purposes of direct marketing
In individual cases we process your data in order to operate direct advertising. You have the right at any time to object to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling as far as it is connected with such direct advertising. If you object to the processing for purposes of direct marketing, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.
Withdrawal of consent: If you have given us consent to process your data, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future. The legality of the processing of your data until revocation remains unaffected. In addition to the ways mentioned under “Assertion of your rights”, you can also declare a revocation in accordance with the respective information on “Exercising the revocation” in the “Services & Cookies” section.
To exercise your rights: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0 21 37 / 1097 37-0 or by post to the address given above under number 1 to exercise all of your aforementioned rights. Please ensure that we are able to uniquely identify you.
Right of appeal to the supervisory authority: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, workplace or place of presumed infringement, if you consider that the processing of your personal data is unlawful.
3. automated individual decision including profiling
Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling within the meaning of Article 22 of the GDPR, do not take place in connection with the use of our service.
On our website we offer you the possibility to subscribe to our newsletter. If you have consented to receive our newsletter, we will use your e-mail address, company, postcode/town, title and surname to send you information about products and services, promotions, competitions and customer satisfaction surveys. We store and process this data for the purpose of sending the newsletter.
The registration to the newsletter takes place only after successful confirmation of the e-mail address by the receiver. For this purpose, the recipient receives a so-called double opt-in mailing with a confirmation link immediately after sending the newsletter registration form. Only by calling the confirmation link the registration takes place to the newsletter.
To prove a valid consent to receive the newsletter date and time of the call of the confirmation link, the IP address of the calling user and the e-mail address of the recipient are stored together in a log file. In addition, a copy of the double opt-in mailing is stored and archived in an audit-proof manner.
The legal basis for data processing for newsletters is your consent pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a) GDPR and Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f) in conjunction with recital 47 GDPR.
We use so-called newsletter tracking in our newsletters. In the process, recipient actions (opening a mailing, clicking on text and image links, downloading images) are recorded and stored pseudonymised for statistical purposes. It is not possible to draw conclusions about individual recipients from the stored data.
The recipient can cancel the newsletter at any time and thus revoke his consent to receive the newsletter. The recipient has the possibility to cancel the newsletter at any time via the unsubscribe link contained in each newsletter.
5. service details, cookies & co.
5.1 Own services
Table 5.1 a)
|Functionality||Data categories||purpose(s)||Legal basis(s)||If applicable, legitimate interests pursued||receiver or
Categories of recipients
|Display of the service||Date and time of access, duration of visit, type of terminal device, operating system used, functions you use, amount of data sent, type of event, IP address, domain name||Provision of the service||Article 6(1)(b) and (f) GDPR||Technical operability||Hosting providers, internal departments, external technical support service providers|
|Logfiles||URL called up, IP address of the user, time and date of access, amount of data transferred, Internet page from which the user came to the requested page (so-called “referrer”), Internet page that was accessed by the user’s system via our
website, http status, information about browser type and version used, user’s operating system, user’s Internet service provider
|Statistical evaluations, improvement of the website, system security (e.g. prevention of misuse), fault diagnosis||Article 6(1)(b) and (f) GDPR||see purpose||hosting providers, internal departments, external technical support service providers, government agencies on request|
|Contact form||First and last name of the person searching for contact, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, content of the message||Reception and processing of enquiries, complaints or other feedback||Article 6(1)(a), (b) and (f) GDPR||see purpose||hosting providers, internal departments, government agencies on request|
|Newsletter subscription||Recipient’s first and last name, salutation, e-mail address, date and time of registration||Dispatch of the newsletter for customers||Article 6(1)(a) GDPR||—||internal departments, especially marketing, hosting providers, contract processors for newsletter dispatch, government agencies on request|
|Comments||Name or pseudonym, content of the comment||Allow comments on the content of the website||Article 6(1)(f) GDPR||see purpose||Hosting providers, internal departments, especially customer service|
Table 5.1 (b)
|Functionality||Third country transfer;
third country transfer
|storage periods or
Criteria for their
|Duty to provide
Data and, if applicable, consequences of the
|Exercise if necessary
of the data
|Display of the service||—||—||Immediately after delivery by the web server||No obligation to provide, automated survey by calling the service||—||Direct survey when calling the website/service|
|Logfiles||—||—||7 days after creation||No obligation to provide, automated survey by calling the service||—||Direct survey when calling the website/service|
|Contact form||India; no||Standard data protection clauses in accordance with Art. 46 para. 2 GDPR, copy to be obtained from contact number 1.||After final processing of the request||mandatory information in the contact form marked with “*”, other information is used for faster processing of your request, but does not necessarily have to be given||—||Direct survey in the contact form|
|Newsletter subscription||none||—||after unsubscribing from newsletter||No obligation to provide||Unsubscribe link in every newsletter||Direct survey in the newsletter registration form|
|Comments||USA; no||Standard data protection clauses in accordance with Art. 46 para. 2 GDPR, copy to be obtained from contact number 1.||After removal of the article to be commented on, also if necessary deletion of illegal contents||No obligation to provide||—||Direct survey in the form for comments|
5.2 Integration of third-party services
We incorporate third party services to enable you to use their features, functions and services. These embedded third party services are designed and provided by their respective providers. We therefore have no influence on the design, content and function of these third-party services or the processing of personal data by their providers. Please contact the providers of the integrated services directly for further information.
|purpose(s)||Legal basis(s)||If applicable, legitimate interests pursued||Privacy Notice
of the provider
|Google Maps||Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA||Provision of the map service Google Maps||Article 6(1)(b) and (f) GDPR||Provision of the Google map service||https://www.google.com
|Google Analytics||Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001||Analysis and improvement of the website usage||Article 6(1)(b) and (f) GDPR||Analysis and improvement of the website usage||https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy||You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their 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) as well as Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de|
|Facebook Social Plugin||Facebook, Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA||Communication with the Facebook profile||Article 6(1)(f) GDPR||Enabling communication via the Facebook profile||https://www.facebook.com
|We use the Shariff solution, which means that only when you click on the Facebook button does your browser establish a direct connection to Facebook.|
|YouTube Videos||YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (represented by Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA)||YouTube video display||Article 6(1)(f) GDPR||Allow viewing of YouTube videos||https://policies.google.com
|The integration takes place through the “extended data protection mode” of YouTube.|
|Mouseflow||Mouseflow ApS, Flaesketorvet 68, 1711 Copenhagen V, Denmark, email@example.com, +49 3222 1090 227||Web analysis||Article 6(1)(b) and (f) GDPR||Analysis and improvement of the website usage||https://mouseflow.de/privacy/||mouse clicks and movements, scrolling movements are stored anonymously on our website and analysed at a later point in time. The information is not personal and will not be passed on. You can object to this evaluation of your usage behaviour at any time by clicking on the Deactivate button on the following page: https://mouseflow.de/opt-out/|
|XOVI||XOVI GmbH, Hohenzollernring 72, 50672 Cologne, firstname.lastname@example.org, +49 221 67787 340||Analysis and improvement of the website usage||Article 6(1)(b) and (f) GDPR||Optimizing search engine findability||https://www.xovi.de/datenschutz/||With XOVI, user flows can be tracked and keyword and link analyses can be carried out. In this way, we obtain valuable information to make our websites even faster and more customer-friendly.|
We use so-called “session cookies” for this purpose. These are automatically deleted after the end of your browser session.
We also use long-term cookies, which are primarily used to provide you with permanently recurring settings as a visitor to our website. This enables us to adapt our website individually to your wishes. Long-term cookies also enable us to analyse the usage behaviour of visitors, but only within the validity period of the cookie.
In addition, further cookies (so-called “third party cookies”) may also be set by their providers in connection with the integration of certain third-party services (see above).
If you do not wish cookies to be used, you can prevent cookies from being saved on your device by making the appropriate settings in your Internet browser. Please note that this may restrict the functionality and scope of our services. In addition, we will only set certain cookies if you have given your prior consent (see below). You can also make use of special objection options for certain cookies (see below). Please refer to the information in the following tables for detailed information on the type, scope, purposes, legal basis and possible objections to data processing in connection with these cookies.
The following cookies are used on our website (the following information may be provided on a sub-site):
To make it easier for you to browse our website, we use a session identifier, which is assigned to each visitor at the beginning of each use of our website. This session ID enables our server to recognize you or your computer/browser as the same visitor even though your IP address may have changed in the meantime. This session ID enables the assignment of several related requests of a user to one session. The session ID cookie we use is only valid until the end of a session. It is automatically deleted when you close your browser.
b. Piwik – Cookie
For the creation of web statistics we use long-term cookies of the web statistics software Piwik. You can find further information on this under point 5.3. a.
c. Facebook – Buttons
This website uses so-called “social plugins” of the social network Facebook which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. These social plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo.
With the “Like button” and the “Share button” you can express your consent to our online offer or simply recommend our content to your friends via Facebook. We have decided not to include these buttons already activated on our pages. They must first be activated by you with a mouse click. The reason for this is that data is transferred directly to Facebook through the integration of buttons that have already been activated. This would theoretically allow Facebook to create surfing profiles of the users of our website. Our deactivated buttons do not contact Facebook. The buttons are only active after you have activated the function of the buttons by clicking on them. Only from this moment on will a connection to the Facebook servers be established and you can use their functions. This activation only applies to your current visit to our website. With each new call you must activate the buttons again in order to be able to use them. If you are not logged in to Facebook, you will be prompted to log in to Facebook in a new window and then have the opportunity to submit your recommendation or share content. If you are already logged in to Facebook, you can submit your recommendation without having to open another window.
Unless you want Facebook to collect information about you through our website and link it to your member information, do not click the buttons (as described above). You can also block the social plug-ins using add-ons for your browser, such as the Facebook plugin with the “Facebook Blocker”, which you can download here:
As of: August 2019