Data protection declaration (status 09/2018)
This data protection declaration clarifies the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") as part of the provision of our services and within our online offer and the websites, functions and content associated with it as well as external online presences, such as e.g our social media profile (hereinafter jointly referred to as "online offer"). With regard to the terms used, such as "processing" or "person responsible", we refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Types of data processed
- Inventory data (e.g. personal master data, names or addresses).
- Contact information (e.g., email, phone numbers).
- Content data (e.g., text input, photographs, videos).
- Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times).
- Meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
Categories of data subjects
Visitors and users of the online offer (in the following we refer to the persons concerned collectively as "users").
purpose of processing
- Provision of the online offer, its functions and content.
- Answering contact requests and communicating with users.
- Safety measures.
- Reach measurement/marketing
"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or one or more special features, are an expression of the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
"Processing" is any process or series of processes carried out with or without the aid of automated processes in connection with personal data. The term is broad and encompasses practically every handling of data.
"Pseudonymization" means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is stored separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that ensure that the personal data not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.
"Profiling" any type of automated processing of personal data, which consists in using this personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects related to work performance, economic situation, health, personal Analyze or predict that natural person’s preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation.
The "responsible person" is the natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.
"Processor" a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Relevant legal bases
In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we will inform you of the legal basis for our data processing. For users from the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), i.e. the EU and the EEC, the following applies if the legal basis is not mentioned in the data protection declaration:
The legal basis for obtaining consent is Article 6(1)(a) and Article 7 GDPR;
The legal basis for processing to fulfill our services and carry out contractual measures as well as answering inquiries is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR;
The legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR;
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter d GDPR serves as the legal basis.
The legal basis for the processing required to perform a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority that has been transferred to the person responsible is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. e GDPR.
The legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR.
The processing of data for purposes other than those for which they were collected is governed by the provisions of Article 6 (4) GDPR.
The processing of special categories of data (according to Art. 9 Para. 1 GDPR) is determined according to the specifications of Art. 9 Para. 2 GDPR.
We take appropriate technical and organizational measures in accordance with the legal requirements, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the type, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing as well as the different probability of occurrence and severity of the risk for the rights and freedoms of natural persons to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.
The measures include, in particular, securing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as access, input, transfer, securing availability and their separation. Furthermore, we have set up procedures that ensure the exercise of data subject rights, deletion of data and reaction to data threats. Furthermore, we already take the protection of personal data into account during the development or selection of hardware, software and processes, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings.
Cooperation with processors, joint controllers and third parties
If, as part of our processing, we disclose data to other people and companies (processors, joint controllers or third parties), transmit it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this is only done on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if a transmission of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, is required to fulfill the contract), users have consented, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).
If we disclose or transmit data to other companies in our group of companies, or otherwise grant them access, this is done in particular for administrative purposes as a legitimate interest and, moreover, on a basis that corresponds to the legal requirements.
Transfers to third countries
If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or the Swiss Confederation) or this within the scope of using third-party services or disclosure or transmission of data to other persons or companies If this happens, this will only happen if it is to fulfill our (pre)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we only process or leave the data in a third country if the legal requirements are met. This means that the processing takes place, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination of a data protection level corresponding to that of the EU (e.g. for the USA through the "Privacy Shield") or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations.
Rights of data subjects
You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and to request information about this data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with legal requirements.
You have accordingly. In accordance with legal requirements, you have the right to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of incorrect data concerning you.
In accordance with the legal requirements, you have the right to request that the data in question be deleted immediately, or alternatively to request a restriction of the processing of the data in accordance with the legal requirements.
You have the right to request that you receive the data that you have provided to us in accordance with the legal requirements and to request that they be transmitted to other responsible parties.
You also have the right, in accordance with the legal requirements, to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
right of withdrawal
You have the right to revoke your consent with effect for the future.
Right to object
You can object to the future processing of the data concerning you at any time in accordance with the legal requirements. The objection can be made in particular against processing for direct advertising purposes.
Cookies and the right to object to direct advertising
"Cookies" are small files that are stored on users' computers. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after their visit to an online offer. Temporary cookies, or "session cookies" or "transient cookies", are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his browser. In such a cookie, for example, the content of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status can be saved. "Permanent" or "persistent" refers to cookies that remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved if users visit it after several days. The interests of the users can also be stored in such a cookie, which are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. "Third-party cookies" are cookies that are offered by providers other than the person responsible for operating the online offer (otherwise, if they are only their cookies, they are referred to as "first-party cookies").
We can use temporary and permanent cookies and explain this in our data protection declaration.
If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in their browser's system settings. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.
deletion of data
The data processed by us will be deleted in accordance with the legal requirements or their processing will be restricted. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements.
If the data is not deleted because it is required for other and legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. This means that the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for commercial or tax reasons.
We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of our data protection declaration. We will adapt the data protection declaration as soon as the changes in the data processing we carry out make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes require your cooperation (e.g. consent) or other individual notification.
When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the information provided by the user is used to process the contact request and its processing in accordance with Article 6 (1) b. (in the context of contractual/pre-contractual relationships), Art. 6 (1) lit. f. (other inquiries) GDPR processed get saved.
We delete the requests if they are no longer necessary. We review necessity every two years; Furthermore, the statutory archiving obligations apply.
Integration of third-party services and content
We use content or service offers from third-party providers within our online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit Integrate services such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as "content").
This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the user, since without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We endeavor to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. Third-party providers can also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. The "pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information can also be stored in cookies on the user's device and contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting times and other information on the use of our online offer, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.