GENERAL INFORMATION ON DATA PROCESSING
We only process personal data of our users if this is necessary to provide a functional website as well as our contents and services. The processing of personal data of our users takes place only after consent of the user. An exception applies in those cases where due to actual reasons a prior consent cannot be obtained and where the processing of the data is permitted by law.
Legal basis for the processing of personal data
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 par. 1 lit. a EU Data Protection Ordinance (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.
In the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 par. 1 lit. (b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.
Insofar as the processing of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 par. 1 lit. (c) GDPR serves as the legal basis.
In the event that the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 par. 1 d GDPR serves as the legal basis.
If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 par. 1 lit. (f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing.
Data deletion and storage time
The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Furthermore, data may be stored if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the person responsible is subject. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract.
Provision of the website and creation of log files
Description and scope of data processing
Every time you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.
The following data is collected:
- information about the browser type and version used
- the user’s operating system
- the IP address of the user
- the Internet service provider of the user
- date and time of access
- The data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.
Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 par. 1 lit. (f) GDPR.
Purpose of data processing
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user’s computer. For this the IP address of the user must remain stored for the duration of the session.
The data is stored in log files to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data helps us to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.
It is for the above mentioned purposes that we have a legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 par. 1 lit. (f) GDPR.
Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.
If the data is stored in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Further storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assigning to the calling client is no longer possible.
Possibility of objection and deletion
The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.
Our website can be used to its full extent without registration.
Contact form and e-mail contact
Description and scope of the data processing
You can contact us via the e-mail addresses provided on our website. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted by e-mail will be stored.
In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation.
Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 par. 1 lit (f) GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 exp. 1 lit. (b) GDPR.
Purpose of data processing
In the event of contact by e-mail, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.
Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data sent by e-mail, this is the case when the conversation with the user is finished. The conversation is terminated when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been finally clarified.
Possibility of objection and deletion
The user has the possibility to withdraw his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he or she can object to the storage of his or her personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued.
Your consent can be withdrawn informally by an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post.
Rights of the person concerned
If your personal data is processed, you are affected within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights towards the person responsible:
Right of information
You can ask the person in charge to confirm whether personal data concerning you will be processed by us.
If such processing has taken place, you can request the following information from the person responsible:
- the purposes for which the personal data is processed;
- the categories of personal data processed;
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal information concerning you has been or will be disclosed;
- the planned duration of the storage of the personal data concerning you or, if specific information in this regard is not possible, criteria for determining the storage period;
- the existence of a right to rectification or deletion of personal data concerning you, a right to limitation of processing by the person responsible or a right to object to such processing;
- the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
- any available information on the origin of the data if the personal data is not received from the person concerned;
- the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 par. 1 and 4 GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the person concerned.
You have the right to request information as to whether your personal data is transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the submission.
Right to rectification
You have a right of rectification and/or completion towards the data controller if your personal data processed is incorrect or incomplete. The person responsible shall make the correction without delay.
Right to limitation of processing
You can request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under the following conditions:
- if you dispute the accuracy of your personal data for a period that enables the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
- the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request that the use of the personal data be restricted;
- the data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or
- if you have filed an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 par. 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh your reasons.
If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, such data may only be processed – apart from being stored – with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending rights or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or on grounds of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State.
If the processing restriction has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the person responsible before the restriction is lifted.
Right to cancellation
Duty to delete
You may request the data controller to delete your personal data immediately and the data controller is obliged to delete such data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:
- Your personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
- You withdraw your consent, on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 par. 1 lit. (a) or Art. 9 par. 2 lit. (a) GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for processing.
- You file an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 par. 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or you file an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 par. 2 GDPR.
- Your personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.
- The deletion of your personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject.
- Your personal data has been collected in relation to information society services offered under Art. 8 par. 1 GDPR.
Information of third parties
If the person responsible has made your personal data public and is obliged to delete them in accordance with Art. 17 par. 1 GDPR, he or she shall take appropriate measures (including technical measures) – with due consideration of the available technology and the implementation costs – to inform those responsible for data processing that you as the data subject have requested the deletion of all links to this personal data (including copies or replications).
The right to cancellation does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary
- to exercise freedom of expression and information;
- for the performance of a legal obligation required for processing under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller;
- for reasons of public interest in the field of public health under Art. 9 par. 2 lit. (h) and (i) and Art. 9 par. 3 GDPR;
- or archiving purposes in public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes under Art. 89 par. 1 GDPR, insofar as the right mentioned under a) is likely to make it impossible or seriously impair the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
- asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
Right to information
If you have exercised your right to have the data controller correct, delete or limit the processing, he/she is obliged to inform all recipients to whom your personal data has been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction on processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
You have the right to be informed of such recipients by the person responsible.
Right to data transferability
You have the right to receive your personal data that you have provided to the person responsible in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to pass this data on to another person in charge without obstruction by the person in charge to whom the personal data was provided, provided that
- processing is based on consent in accordance with Art. 6 par. 1 lit. (a) GDPR or Art. 9 par. 2 lit. (a) GDPR or on a contract in accordance with Art. 6 par. 1 lit. (b) GDPR and
- processing is carried out using automated methods.
In exercising this right, you also have the right to request that your personal be transferred directly from one data controller to another data controller, insofar as this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this.
The right to transferability shall not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller.
Right of objection
You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data on the basis of Article 6 par. 1 (e) or (f) GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The data controller no longer processes the personal data concerning you, unless he/she can prove on compelling grounds that processing outweighs your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If your personal data is 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 associated with such direct marketing.
If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.
You have the possibility to exercise your right of objection in connection with the use of Information Society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
Right to withdraw the data privacy statement of consent
You have the right to withdraw your data privacy statement of consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until withdrawal.
Automated decision in individual cases including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing – including profiling – that has legal effect against you or significantly impairs you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision
- is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the person responsible,
- is admissible by law of the Union or of the Member States to which the person responsible is subject and that law contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests or
- is done with your explicit consent.
However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data according to Art. 9 par. 1 GDPR, unless Art. 9 par. 2 lit. (a) or (g) GDPR applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.
In the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the person responsible shall take reasonable measures to safeguard your rights, freedoms and legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the person responsible, to state his own position and to challenge the decision.
Right to complain to a supervisory authority
Irrespective to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, employment or suspected infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal is contrary to the GDPR.
The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 GDPR.