Privacy has a high priority for me. The use of my website is possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wants to use special services provided by me via my website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, I will generally obtain the consent of the data subject.
As the controller, I have implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions can always have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to me by alternative means, for example by phone.
a) Personal data:
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural personal (hereinafter “data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly of indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the phyical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
b) Data subject:
A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.
Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, filing, storage, adaptation of alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
d) Restriction of processing:
Restrictions of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.
Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects relating to that natural person’s job, performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or change of location.
Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separate and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
g) Controller or person responsible for processingr:
The controller or person responsible for processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union of Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its designation may be provided for under Union or Member State law.
The processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency of other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
The recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not a third party. However, public authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigative task under Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients.
j) Third party:
Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.
Consent shall mean any freely given indication of the data subject’s wishes for the specific case in an informed and unambiguous manner, in the form of a statement or any other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject signifies their agreement to the processing of personal data relating to them.
2. Name and address of the controller
The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union or other provisions with data protection character is:
Phone: +49 151 14156301
The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by my website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the internet browser used, not all functions of my website may be fully usable.
4. Collection of general data and information
This website collects a series of general data and information with each call of the website by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The following data may be collected: (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses my website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on my website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on my information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, I do not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed (1) to deliver the contents of my website correctly, (2) to optimize the contents of my website and the advertising for these, (3) to ensure the long-term functionality of my information technology system and the technology of my website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. Therefore, the anonymously collected data and information is, on the one hand, statistically analyzed by me and, on the other hand, it is evaluated with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of my company so that ultimately an optimal level of protection is ensure for the personal data I process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data submitted by a data subject.
5. Contact possibility via the website
Due to legal requirements, the website contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to my company, as well as direct communication with me, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mal (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or by using a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be stored automatically. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the controller will be stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. No disclosure of this personal data to third parties will take place.
6. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The controller processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage or where provided for by the European regulatosr or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.
If the storage purpose ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European regulators or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
7. Rights of the data subject
a) Right to confirmation:
Every data subject has the right granted by the European regulators to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning them are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, they may, at any time, contact the controller.
b) Right to information:
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European regulators, to obtain at any time from the controller, free of charge, information about the personal data stored about them and a copy of that information. In addition, the European regulators have granted the data subject access to the following information:
* the purposes of processing
* the categories of personal data that are processed
* the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organizations
* if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
* the existence of a right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning them, or to obtain the restriction of processing by the controller, or a right to object to such processing
* the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
* if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: Any available information on the origin of the data
* the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.
Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information about the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, they may contact the controller at any time.
c) Right to rectification:
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European regulators to request the rectification without delay of inaccurate personal data concerning them. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data – also by means of a supplementary declaration – taking into account the purposes of the processing. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, they may, at any time, contact the controller.
d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European regulators, to request from the controller the erasure without delay of personal data concerning them, where one of the following reasons applies and to the extent that processing is no longer necessary:
* The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
* The data subject revokes the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
* The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and there are not overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR.
* The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
* The erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
* The personal data has been collected in relation to informatio society services offered pursuant to Article 8(1) of the GDPR.
If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to arrange for the erasure of personal data stored by me, they may, at any time, contact the controller. The controller shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately. If the personal data have been made public by me and my company as the controller is obliged to erase the personal data pursuent to Article 17(1) of the GDPR, I shall implement reasonsable meaures, including technical measures, to allow other data controllers to process the published personal data, taking into account the available technology and the costs of implementation, in order to inform the data subject that they have requested from those other data controllers to erase all links to or copies or replications of the personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The controller will arrange the necessary in individual cases.
g) Right to object:
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European regulators to object at any time, on grounds relating to their particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning them carried out on the basis of Artikel 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions. I shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless I can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims. If I process personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data processed for such marketing. This also applies to the profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to me to the processing for the purposes of direct marketing, I will no longer process the personal data for these purposes. In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to their particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning them which is carried out by me for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest. In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject is also free to exercise their right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications in the context of the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.
h) Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling:
Any data subject concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European regulators, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning them or similarly significantly affects them, unless the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is permitted by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and that law contians suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is made with the data subject’s explicit consent. If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) it is made with the data subject’s explicit consent, I will implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, which include at least the right to obtain the data subject’s involvement on the part of the controller, to express their point of view and contest the decision. If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated decisions, they may, at any time, contact the controller.
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European regulators to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, they may, at any time, contact the controller.
8. Legal basis of the processing
Article 6 I lit. a GDPR serves my company as the legal basis for processing operations in which I obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the provision of a service, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, such as in cases of inquiries about my services. If my company is subject to a legal obligation by which a processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for compliance with tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data might become necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. Then the processing would invoke Art. 6 I lit. d GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of my company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are not overriden. Such processing operations are permitted to me in particular because they were specifically mentioned by the European regulators. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (recital 47, sentence 2 of the GDPR).
9. Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f GDPR, my legitimate interest is the conduct of my business for the benefit of the well-being of all.
10. Duration for which the personal data are stored
The criterion for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfillment of inititation of the contract.
11. Legal or contractual requirements to provide personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide personal data; possible consequences of non-provision
I would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes, in order to conclude a contract, it may be necessary for a data subject to provide me with personal data that must subsequently be processed by me. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide me with personal data if my company concludes a contract with them. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before providing personal data, the data subject must contact my privacy officer. My privacy officer will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide personal data, and what the consequences of not providing personal data would be.
12. Existence of automated decision making
As a responsible company, I do not use automated decision making or profiling.