You should feel safe when you visit our website. That is why we believe that protecting your privacy is of the utmost importance. Therefore, compliance with the statutory provisions on data protection is a matter of course for us. In addition, it is important to us that you always know when we save which data and how we use them.
E-Mail and Contact Form
If you send us an e-mail or a message using the contact form, we will only save and use your personal user data (such as name, postal or e-mail address, telephone number, etc.) to carry out the services offered and for correspondence.
If you send data to us with an unprotected e-mail, we would like to point out that this data transfer via the Internet is then unsecured and that the data can theoretically be read by unauthorised persons or even falsified.
The website provider automatically collects and saves information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- IP address (anonymised)
- Browser type and browser version
- operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Visited page
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Date and time of the server request
The purpose of collecting the log files is the operation of the website, the security and the optimisation of our offer. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.
Security when processing personal data
We use technical and organisational security measures to protect your data managed by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorised persons.
Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.
Your rights as a data subject
Insofar as your personal data is processed when you visit our website, you as the “data subject” have the following rights within the meaning of the GDPR:
You can request information from us as to whether we process your personal data. There is no right to information if the provision of the requested information would violate the obligation of confidentiality according to § 83 StBerG or the information must be kept secret for other reasons, in particular because of an overriding legitimate interest of a third party.
Deviating from this, there may be an obligation to provide information if your interests outweigh the interests of confidentiality, in particular taking into account the threat of damage.
The right to information is also excluded if the data is only stored because it may not be deleted due to statutory or statutory retention periods or is used exclusively for data backup or data protection purposes, provided that the provision of information would require a disproportionate amount of effort and processing for other purposes is excluded by suitable technical and organisational measures.
If the right to information is not excluded in your case and your personal data is processed by us, you can request information from us about the following information:
- Purposes of processing.
- Categories of the personal data processed by you.
- Recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data will be disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries.
- If possible, the planned duration for which your personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining the storage duration.
- The existence of a right to correction or deletion or restriction of the processing of your personal data or a right to object to this processing.
- The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority for data protection.
- If the personal data have not been collected from you as the data subject, the available information about the origin of the data.
- If necessary, the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and meaningful information about the logic involved as well as the scope and intended effects of automated decision-making.
- If necessary, in the case of transmission to recipients in third countries, unless the EU Commission has decided on the appropriateness of the level of protection according to Art. 45 Para. 3 GDPR, information about which suitable guarantees according to Art. 46 Para Protection of personal data are provided.
Correction and completion
If you discover that we have incorrect personal data about you, you can request us to correct this incorrect data immediately. In the case of incomplete personal data concerning you, you can request completion.
You have a right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”), provided that the processing is not necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression, the right to information or to fulfill a legal obligation or to perform a task that is in the public interest and one of the following reasons applies:
- The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were processed.
- The justification for the processing was solely your consent, which you have revoked.
- You have filed an objection to the processing of your personal data that we have made public.
- You have objected to the processing of personal data not made public by us and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing.
- Your personal data has been processed unlawfully.
- The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which we are subject.
There is no entitlement to deletion if, in the case of lawful, non-automated data processing, deletion is not possible or only possible with disproportionately high effort due to the special type of storage and your interest in deletion is low. In this case, instead of deletion, processing is restricted.
Restriction of processing
You can request that we restrict processing if one of the following reasons applies:
- You dispute the accuracy of the personal data. In this case, the restriction can be requested for the duration that enables us to check the accuracy of the data.
- The processing is unlawful and you request the restriction of the use of your personal data instead of deletion.
- We no longer need your personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
- You have lodged an objection in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR. The restriction of processing can be requested as long as it has not yet been determined whether our legitimate reasons outweigh your reasons.
- Restriction of processing means that personal data are only processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest.
- Before we lift the restriction, we have a duty to notify you about it.
You have a right to data portability, provided that the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 Letter a) or Art. 9 Paragraph 2 Letter a) GDPR) or on a contract to which you are a party and the processing is carried out using automated procedures.
In this case, the right to data portability includes the following rights, provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other people:
You can request us to receive the personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format . You have the right to transfer this data to another person responsible without hindrance on our part. As far as technically feasible, you can request that we transmit your personal data directly to another person responsible.
If the processing is based on Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 Letter e) GDPR (performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority) or Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 Letter f) GDPR (legitimate interest of the person responsible or a third party), you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for reasons that arise from your particular situation.
This also applies to profiling based on Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 Letter e) or Letter f) GDPR. After exercising the right to object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
You can object at any time to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes. This also applies to profiling that is associated with such direct mail. After exercising this right of objection, we will no longer use the relevant personal data for direct marketing purposes. You have the option of informing us of your objection by telephone, e-mail or to our postal address.
Revocation of Consent
You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. The revocation of consent can be communicated informally by telephone, e-mail, if necessary by fax or to our postal address. The revocation does not affect the legality of the data processing, which took place on the basis of the consent until receipt of the revocation. After receipt of the revocation, the data processing, which was based solely on your consent, will be stopped.
If you are of the opinion that the processing of the personal data concerning you is unlawful, you can lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority for data protection that is responsible for the place of your residence or work or for the place of the alleged violation.
Status and update of this data protection declaration
This data protection declaration was last updated on May 25, 2018. We reserve the right to update the data protection declaration in due course in order to improve data protection and / or adapt it to changed official practice or case law.
Use of personal information
We collect, process and use personal data insofar as this is necessary to carry out the services offered. This is also done to check whether you are allowed to access protected Internet pages.
In addition, we may use this data in addition to the purpose stated in the contact form, provided you have given us your consent.
Use of anonymous statistical data
General data in connection with the use of these Internet pages (e.g. number of visits, pages visited, duration of use) are stored and analyzed by us in order to check the acceptance of the individual Internet pages. Unless otherwise stated, this data is collected anonymously for statistical and market research purposes. We reserve the right to use this data internally and externally.
Passing on personal information to third parties
We appreciate the trust you have placed in us and we take the utmost care to protect your personal information.
We use your personal information only for internal purposes in the course of the customer relationship and otherwise do not pass it on to third parties before we have obtained your express consent.
Surveys of personal data or their transmission to state institutions and authorities entitled to receive information only take place within the framework of mandatory legal provisions or if we are obliged to do so by court order.
Our partners are committed to secrecy and to compliance with data protection regulations and our guidelines.
Furthermore, you can revoke your consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal data at any time with effect for the future. If you give us personal data, you have the option at any time to simply have it deleted again. In this case, use the form available at the respective location to unsubscribe. After confirming the security query, we will irretrievably delete all of your data relating to this service.
Customer data required by the company or other data voluntarily provided by you (e.g. to answer a question) are not affected by the cancellation of an Internet information service or its deletion.
Data protection provisions on the application and use of YouTube
The controller has integrated components from YouTube on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to post video clips free of charge and other users to view, rate and comment on them free of charge. YouTube permits the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and television programs, but also music videos, trailers or videos made by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal.
YouTube is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically replaced by the respective YouTube component prompts you to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information about YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.
If the person concerned is logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognises which specific sub-page of our website the person concerned is visiting by calling up a subpage that contains a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the person concerned.
YouTube and Google always receive information via the YouTube component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged into YouTube at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their YouTube account before calling up our website.
The data protection regulations published by YouTube, which are available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.
The rapid development of the Internet makes it necessary from time to time to adapt my guidelines on privacy. At this point you will be informed about the respective innovations.
Questions, suggestions, comments
If you have any questions about the processing of your personal data or about data protection in general, you can contact us. We will also help you with requests for information, suggestions or complaints.