With the following data protection declaration, we would like to inform you about the types of your personal data (hereinafter also referred to as “data”) for which purposes and to what extent. The data protection declaration applies to all processing of personal data that we carry out, both within the scope of the provision of our services as well as in particular on our websites, in mobile applications and within external online presences, such as our social media profiles (hereinafter referred to collectively as the “online offer”).
The terms used are not gender-specific.
As of January 12, 2020
- Processing overview
- Relevant legal bases
- Safety measures
- Transmission and disclosure of personal data
- Data processing in third countries
- Commercial and business services
- Provision of the online offer and web hosting
- Presence in social networks
- Deletion of data
- Change and update of the data protection declaration
- Rights of data subjects
Phone: 06586 1561
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Authorized representatives: Reinhard Reinders
The following overview summarizes the types of data processed and the purposes of their processing and refers to the data subjects.
Types of data processed
Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses).
Content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos).
Contact details (e.g. email, telephone numbers).
Meta / communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
Usage data (e.g. visited websites, interest in content, access times).
Contract data (e.g. object of contract, term, customer category).
Payment data (e.g. bank details, invoices, payment history).
Categories of data subjects
Business and contract partner.
Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
Purposes of processing
Visit Action evaluation.
Office and organizational procedures.
Interest-based and behavioral marketing.
Contact requests and communication.
Profiling (creating user profiles).
Range measurement (e.g. access statistics, detection of returning visitors).
Contractual benefits and service.
Management and answering inquiries.
Relevant legal bases
In the following, we share the legal basis of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), on the basis of which we process personal data. Please note that in addition to the provisions of the GDPR, the national data protection regulations in your or our country of residence and domicile may apply.
Fulfillment of the contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. GDPR) – The processing is necessary for the fulfillment of a contract to which the data subject is a party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures at the request of the data subject respectively.
Legal obligation (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. c. GDPR) – Processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which the controller is subject.
Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. GDPR) – The processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of the person responsible or a third party, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject that protect personal data Data require, outweigh.
National data protection regulations in Germany: In addition to the data protection regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation, national regulations on data protection in Germany apply. This includes in particular the law on protection against misuse of personal data in data processing (Federal Data Protection Act – BDSG). The BDSG contains in particular special regulations on the right to information, the right to deletion, the right to object, the processing of special categories of personal data, the processing for other purposes and the transmission as well as automated decision-making in individual cases including profiling. Furthermore, it regulates data processing for the purposes of the employment relationship (Section 26 BDSG), in particular with regard to the establishment, implementation or termination of employment relationships and the consent of employees. State data protection laws of the individual federal states can also be applied.
Cookies are text files that contain data from visited websites or domains and are saved by a browser on the user’s computer. The primary purpose of a cookie is to save information about a user during or after their visit within an online offer. For the stored information, e.g. the language settings on a website, the login status, a shopping cart or the place where a video was watched. The term cookies also includes other technologies that perform the same functions as cookies (e.g. if user information is saved using pseudonymous online identifiers, also known as “user IDs”)
A distinction is made between the following types of cookies and functions:
Temporary cookies (also: session or session cookies): Temporary cookies are deleted at the latest after a user leaves an online offer and closes his browser.
Permanent cookies: Permanent cookies remain saved even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved or preferred content can be displayed directly when the user visits a website again. The interests of users who are used for range measurement or for marketing purposes can also be saved in such a cookie.
First-party cookies: First-party cookies are set by us.
Third-party cookies (also: third-party cookies): Third-party cookies are mainly used by advertisers (so-called third parties) to process user information.
Necessary (also: essential or absolutely necessary) cookies: Cookies may be absolutely necessary for the operation of a website (e.g. to save logins or other user inputs or for security reasons).
Processed data types: usage data (e.g. visited websites, interest in content, access times), meta / communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
Affected persons: users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
Legal basis: consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 a) GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 lit. GDPR).
We use the Polylang program for the multilingualism of our website. Polylang is a product of WP SYNTEX, 28, rue Jean Sebastien Bach, 38090 Villefontaine, France. We write posts, pages and create categories and publish tags as usual and then define the language for each of you. Polylang cookies are only used to recognize and record the language used or selected by the user. These cookies remain stored for one year and are then deleted. Polylang cookies are essential for the operation of our website.
Further information on data protection compliance can be found here: https://polylang.pro/doc/is-polylang-compatible-with-the-eu-cookie-law/
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 the extent of the threat to the rights and freedoms of natural persons to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.
The measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling the physical and electronic access to the data as well as the access, input, transfer, safeguarding of availability and their separation. Furthermore, we have set up procedures that guarantee the exercise of data subject rights, the deletion of data and reactions to the risk to the data. Furthermore, we take the protection of personal data into account when developing or selecting hardware, software and processes based on the principle of data protection, through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings.
SSL encryption (https): In order to protect your data transmitted via our online offer, we use SSL encryption. You can recognize such encrypted connections by the prefix https: // in the address line of your browser.
Transmission and disclosure of personal data
As part of our processing of personal data, it may happen that the data is transmitted to other bodies, companies, legally independent organizational units or persons, or that it is disclosed to them. The recipients of this data can e.g. Payment institutions in the context of payment transactions, service providers commissioned with IT tasks or providers of services and content that are integrated into a website. In such a case, we observe the legal requirements and in particular conclude corresponding contracts or agreements that serve to protect your data with the recipients of your data.
Data processing in third countries
If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA)) or the processing as part of the use of third-party services or the disclosure or transmission of data to other people, entities or companies takes place, this takes place only in accordance with the legal requirements.
Subject to express consent or contractually or legally required transmission, we process or leave the data only in third countries with a recognized data protection level, to which the US processors certified under the “Privacy Shield” belong, or on the basis of special guarantees, e.g. process contractual obligations through so-called standard protection clauses of the EU Commission, the presence of certifications or binding internal data protection regulations (Art. 44 to 49 GDPR, information page of the EU Commission: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law- topic / data-protection / international-dimension-data-protection_de).
Commercial and business services
We process data from our contractual and business partners, e.g. Customers and interested parties (collectively referred to as “contractual partners”) in the context of contractual and comparable legal relationships and related measures and in the context of communication with the contractual partners (or pre-contractual), e.g. to answer inquiries.
We process this data to fulfill our contractual obligations, to secure our rights and for the purposes of the administrative tasks associated with this information as well as the entrepreneurial organization. We only pass on the data of the contractual partners to third parties within the scope of the applicable law insofar as this is necessary for the aforementioned purposes or to fulfill legal obligations or with the consent of the contractual partners (e.g. to involved telecommunications, transport and other auxiliary services as well as subcontractors , Banks, tax and legal advisers, payment service providers or tax authorities). About other processing forms, e.g. For marketing purposes, the contractual partners will be informed in the context of this data protection declaration.
We tell the contracting parties which data is required for the aforementioned purposes before or during data collection, e.g. in online forms, through special labeling (e.g. colors) or symbols (e.g. asterisks or similar), or in person.
We delete the data after the expiry of statutory warranty and comparable obligations, i.e. generally after 4 years, unless the data is stored in a customer account, e.g. as long as it must be kept for archiving reasons (e.g. for Tax purposes usually 10 years). We delete data that has been disclosed to us by the contractual partner as part of an order in accordance with the specifications of the order, generally after the end of the order.
Insofar as we use third-party providers or platforms to provide our services, the terms and conditions and data protection notices of the respective third-party providers or platforms apply in the relationship between users and providers.
Economic analysis and market research: For business reasons and to be able to recognize market trends, wishes of the contractual partners and users, we analyze the data available to us about business transactions, contracts, inquiries, etc., whereby in the group of data subjects contractual partners, interested parties, customers, Visitors and users of our online offer can fall.
The analyzes are carried out for the purpose of business evaluations, marketing and market research (e.g. to determine customer groups with different characteristics). If available, we can profile registered users and their details, e.g. regarding services used. The analyzes serve us alone and are not disclosed externally, unless they are anonymous analyzes with summarized, i.e. anonymized values. We also take user privacy into account and process the data for analysis purposes as anonymously as possible and, if feasible, anonymously (e.g. as summarized data).
Processed data types: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), payment data (e.g. bank details, invoices, payment history), contact details (e.g. email, telephone numbers), contract data (e.g. contract object, duration, customer category), usage data (e.g. visited websites, interest in content , Access times), meta / communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
Data subjects: interested parties, business and contractual partners, customers.
Purposes of processing: contractual services and service, contact inquiries and communication, office and organizational procedures, administration and answering of inquiries, visitor action evaluation, interest-based and behavioral marketing, profiling (creation of user profiles).
Legal basis: performance of the contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 GDPR), legal obligation (Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 p. 1 lit.f GDPR).
When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the details of the inquiring persons are processed, insofar as this is necessary to answer the contact inquiries and any measures requested.
The answering of the contact inquiries within the framework of contractual or pre-contractual relationships takes place in order to fulfill our contractual obligations or to answer (pre) contractual inquiries and, moreover, on the basis of the legitimate interests in answering the inquiries.
Processed data types: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact details (e.g. email, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos).
Affected persons: communication partner.
Purposes of processing: contact requests and communication.
Legal basis: fulfillment of the contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).
Provision of the online offer and web hosting
In order to be able to provide our online offer securely and efficiently, we use the services of one or more web hosting providers, from whose servers (or servers managed by them) the online offer can be accessed. For these purposes, we can use infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services as well as security and technical maintenance services.
The data processed in the context of the provision of the hosting offer can include all information relating to the users of our online offer that is incurred in the context of use and communication. This regularly includes the IP address that is necessary to be able to deliver the content of online offers to browsers, and all entries made within our online offer or on websites.
Email sending and hosting: The web hosting services we use also include the sending, receiving and storage of emails. For these purposes, the addresses of the recipients and senders as well as further information regarding the sending of e-mails (e.g. the providers involved) and the content of the respective e-mails are processed. The aforementioned data can also be processed for the purpose of detecting SPAM. We ask you to note that e-mails are generally not sent encrypted on the Internet. As a rule, e-mails are encrypted during transport, but (unless an end-to-end encryption process is used) not on the servers from which they are sent and received. We can therefore not accept any responsibility for the transmission path of the emails between the sender and the receipt on our server.
Collection of access data and log files: We ourselves (or our web hosting provider) collect data on every access to the server (so-called server log files). The server log files can include the address and name of the websites and files accessed, the date and time of access, the amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page) and, as a rule, IP Addresses and the requesting provider belong.
The server log files can be used on the one hand for security purposes, e.g. to avoid overloading the server (in particular in the case of abusive attacks, so-called DDoS attacks) and on the other hand to ensure the server’s load and stability.
Processed data types: content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos), usage data (e.g. visited websites, interest in content, access times), meta / communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
Affected persons: users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
Legal basis: legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. GDPR).
Presence in social networks
We maintain online presences within social networks in order to communicate with the users active there or to offer information about us there.
We would like to point out that data of users outside the European Union can be processed. This can result in risks for the user, because e.g. enforcing users’ rights could be difficult. With regard to US providers who are certified under the Privacy Shield or offer comparable guarantees of a secure level of data protection, we would like to point out that they are committed to complying with EU data protection standards.
Furthermore, the data of users within social networks are usually processed for market research and advertising purposes. For example, user profiles are created on the basis of user behavior and the resulting interests of users. The usage profiles can in turn be used to e.g. Place advertisements inside and outside the networks that are believed to correspond to the interests of the users. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the users’ computers in which the usage behavior and interests of the users are stored. Furthermore, data can be stored in the usage profiles regardless of the devices used by the users (especially if the users are members of the respective platforms and are logged in to them).
For a detailed description of the respective forms of processing and the possibilities of objection (opt-out), we refer to the data protection declarations and information from the operators of the respective networks.
Also in the case of requests for information and the assertion of data subject rights, we would like to point out that these can be most effectively asserted by the providers. Only the providers have access to the data of the users and can take appropriate measures and provide information directly. If you still need help, you can contact us.
Processed data types: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. email, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos), usage data (e.g. visited websites, interest in content, access times), meta / communication data (e.g. Device information, IP addresses).
Affected persons: users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
Legal basis: legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. GDPR).
Services and service providers used:
Facebook: social network; Service provider: Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland, parent company: Facebook, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA; Website: https://www.facebook.com; Data protection declaration: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy; Privacy Shield (guaranteeing data protection level when processing data in the USA): https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active; Opposition option (opt-out): Settings for advertisements: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads; Additional information on data protection: Agreement on joint processing of personal data on Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum, data protection information for Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/legal/ terms / information_about_page_insights_data.
Löschung von Daten
Die von uns verarbeiteten Daten werden nach Maßgabe der gesetzlichen Vorgaben gelöscht, sobald deren zur Verarbeitung erlaubten Einwilligungen widerrufen werden oder sonstige Erlaubnisse entfallen (z.B., wenn der Zweck der Verarbeitung dieser Daten entfallen ist oder sie für den Zweck nicht erforderlich sind).
Sofern die Daten nicht gelöscht werden, weil sie für andere und gesetzlich zulässige Zwecke erforderlich sind, wird deren Verarbeitung auf diese Zwecke beschränkt. D.h., die Daten werden gesperrt und nicht für andere Zwecke verarbeitet. Das gilt z.B. für Daten, die aus handels- oder steuerrechtlichen Gründen aufbewahrt werden müssen oder deren Speicherung zur Geltendmachung, Ausübung oder Verteidigung von Rechtsansprüchen oder zum Schutz der Rechte einer anderen natürlichen oder juristischen Person erforderlich ist.
Weitere Hinweise zu der Löschung von personenbezogenen Daten können ferner im Rahmen der einzelnen Datenschutzhinweise dieser Datenschutzerklärung erfolgen.
Change and update of the data protection declaration
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 to the data processing carried out by us make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes make it necessary to act on your part (e.g. consent) or other individual notification.
If we provide addresses and contact information of companies and organizations in this data protection declaration, please note that the addresses can change over time and ask you to check the information before contacting us.
Rights of data subjects
As the person concerned, you have various rights under the GDPR, which arise in particular from Articles 15 to 18 and 21 GDPR:
Right of objection: You have the right, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, at any time against the processing of your personal data, which is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. e or f DSGVO takes place to object; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. If the personal data concerning you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected to such direct advertising.
Right to withdraw consent: You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
Right to information: 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 the legal requirements.
Right to correction: In accordance with the legal requirements, you have the right to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of the incorrect data concerning you.
Right to deletion and restriction of processing: In accordance with the legal requirements, you have the right to request that the data relating to you be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to request that the processing of the data be restricted in accordance with the legal requirements.
Right to data portability: You have the right to receive data relating to you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format in accordance with legal requirements or to request that it be transmitted to another person responsible.
Complaint to the supervisory authority: You also have the right, in accordance with the legal requirements, to a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR.
This section gives you an overview of the terms used in this data protection declaration. Many of the terms are taken from the law and mainly defined in Art. 4 GDPR. The legal definitions are binding. The following explanations, on the other hand, are intended primarily for understanding. The terms are sorted alphabetically.
Visit campaign evaluation: “Visit campaign evaluation” (“Conversion Tracking”) describes a procedure with which the effectiveness of marketing measures can be determined. For this purpose, a cookie is usually stored on the users’ devices within the websites on which the marketing measures are carried out and then called up again on the target website. For example, we can use this to understand whether the ads we placed on other websites were successful).
Interest-based and behavior-related marketing: One speaks of interest-based and / or behavior-related marketing if potential interests of users in advertisements and other content are predetermined as precisely as possible. This is done based on information about their previous behavior (e.g. visiting certain websites and lingering on them, buying behavior or interacting with other users), which is stored in a so-called profile. Cookies are usually used for these purposes.
Personal data: “Personal data” is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); A natural person is considered to be identifiable, if he or she can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by assigning an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (eg cookie) or one or more special features, expressing the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.
Profiling: “Profiling” is any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of the fact that this personal data is used to identify certain personal aspects that relate to a natural person (depending on the type of profiling, this includes information regarding the Analyze, evaluate or to evaluate age, gender, location data and movement data, interaction with websites and their content, shopping behavior, social interactions with other people (e.g. interests in certain content or products, click behavior on a website or the location). Cookies and web beacons are often used for profiling purposes.
Reach measurement: The reach measurement (also known as web analytics) is used to evaluate the flow of visitors to an online offer and can change the behavior or interests of visitors to certain information, such as Website content. With the help of the reach analysis, website owners can e.g. recognize at what time visitors visit their website and what content they are interested in. This allows you to e.g. adapt the content of the website better to the needs of its visitors. For the purpose of range analysis, pseudonymous cookies and web beacons are often used to recognize returning visitors and thus to obtain more precise analyzes of the use of an online offer.
Remarketing: One speaks of “remarketing” or “retargeting” if e.g. for advertising purposes, it is noted which products a user was interested in on one website in order to inform the user about these products on other websites, e.g. in advertisements to remember.
Tracking: One speaks of “tracking” if the behavior of users can be traced across several online offers. As a rule, behavior and interest information is stored in cookies or on servers of the providers of the tracking technologies with regard to the online offers used (so-called profiling). This information can then be used, for example, to show users advertisements that are likely to correspond to their interests.
Responsible: The “responsible” is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that alone or together with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.
Processing: “Processing” is any process carried out with or without the aid of automated processes or any such series of processes in connection with personal data. The term goes far and covers practically every handling of data, be it collecting, evaluating, storing, transmitting or deleting.