65189 Wiesbaden, Germany
Types of processed data
- Inventory data (e.g., person master data, name or address).
- contact information (e.g., e-mail, 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 affected persons
Visitors and users of the online offer (hereinafter we refer to the affected persons as “users”).
Purpose of processing
- Provision of the online offer, its functions and contents.
- Answering contact requests and communicating with users.
- Safety measures.
- Audience measurement / Marketing
“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter the “data subject”); a natural person is considered as identifiable, which can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, to an identification number, to location data, to an online identifier (eg cookie) or to one or more special features, are the expression of the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.
“Processing” means any process performed with or without the aid of automated procedures, or any such process associated with personal data. The term goes far and includes virtually every handling of data.
“Pseudonymisation” 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 additional information being provided, provided that such additional information is kept separate and subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.
“Profiling” means any kind of automated processing of personal data that involves the use of such personal information to evaluate certain personal aspects pertaining to a natural person, in particular aspects relating to job performance, economic situation, health, personal To analyze or predict preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts, or relocation of that natural person.
‘Responsible person’ means the natural or legal person, public authority, body or body which, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.
“Processor” means a natural or legal person, public authority, body or body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Relevant legal bases
In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we inform you about the legal basis of our data processing. For users within the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), i. the EU and the EEC, unless the legal basis in the data protection declaration is mentioned, the following applies:
The legal basis for obtaining consent is Article 6 (1) lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR;
The legal basis for the processing for the performance of our services and the execution of contractual measures as well as the response to inquiries is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO;
The legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO;
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d DSGVO as legal basis.
The legal basis for the processing required to carry out a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority which has been delegated to the controller is Article 6 (1) lit. e DSGVO.
The legal basis for processing in order to safeguard our legitimate interests is Article 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.
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 (pursuant to Art. 9 (1) GDPR) is governed by the provisions of Art. 9 (2) GDPR.
We will take appropriate technical and organizational measures in accordance with legal requirements, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing and the different likelihood and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.
Measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as their access, input, disclosure, availability and segregation. In addition, we have established procedures to ensure the enjoyment of data subject rights, the erasure of data and the response to data threats. Furthermore, we consider the protection of personal data already in the development or selection of hardware, software and procedures, according to the principle of data protection through technology design and privacy-friendly default settings.
Collaboration with contract processors, joint controllers and third parties
If, in the context of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors, joint controllers or third parties), transmit them to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of a legal permission (eg if the data is transmitted to third parties, such as payment service providers, to fulfill the contract), users have consented to a legal obligation to do so or on the basis of our legitimate interests (eg the use of agents, webhosters, etc.).
Insofar as we disclose data to other companies in our group of companies, or otherwise grant access to them, this is done in particular for administrative purposes as a legitimate interest and, in addition, based on a legal basis.
Transfers to third countries
If we process data in a third country (ie outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or the Swiss Confederation) or in the context of the use of third party services or disclosure, or transfer of data to other persons or companies 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 express consent or contractually required transmission, we process or disclose the data only in third countries with a recognized level of privacy, including those certified under the Privacy Shield, or on the basis of specific warranties such as: contractual obligation by so-called standard protection clauses of the European Commission, the existence of certifications or binding internal data protection regulations (Art. 44 to 49 GDPR, information page of the European Commission).
Rights of data subjects
Right to information: You have the right to request a confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and for information about this data as well as for further information and copying of the data in accordance with legal requirements.
Right to rectification: you have accordingly. the legal requirements to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of the incorrect data concerning you.
Right to cancellation and limitation of processing: In accordance with the statutory provisions, you have the right to demand that the relevant data be deleted immediately, or, alternatively, demand a restriction of the processing of the data in accordance with statutory provisions.
Right to Data Portability: You have the right to receive data relating to you that you have provided to us in accordance with legal requirements in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request their transmission to another person in charge.
Complaint to the supervisory authority: Furthermore, in accordance with the statutory provisions, you have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
You have the right to revoke granted consent with effect for the future.
Right to Object
Right to object: You have the right at any time, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, against the processing of personal data relating to you which, on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f DSGVO takes an objection; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. If the personal data relating to 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 associated with such direct mail.
Cookies and right to object to direct mail
“Cookies” are small files that are stored on users’ computers. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie serves primarily to store the information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after his visit to an online offer. Temporary cookies, or “session cookies” or “transient cookies”, are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online service and closes his browser. In such a cookie, e.g. the contents of a shopping cart are stored in an online shop or a login status. “Persistent” or “persistent” refers to cookies that remain stored even after the browser has been closed. Thus, e.g. the login status will be saved if users visit it after several days. Likewise, in such a cookie the interests of the users can be stored, which are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. A “third-party cookie” refers to cookies that are offered by providers other than the person responsible for providing the online offer (otherwise, if only their cookies are called “first-party cookies”).
If users do not want cookies stored on their machine, they will be asked to disable the 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 or restricted in accordance with legal requirements. Unless explicitly stated in this privacy statement, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements.
Unless the data is deleted because it is required for other and legally permitted purposes, its processing will be restricted. That the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example for data that must be kept for commercial or tax reasons.
Google Cloud Services
We leverage Google’s cloud and cloud software services (called Software as a Service, such as Google Suite) for the following purposes: document storage and management, calendaring, e-mailing, spreadsheets and presentations, sharing documents, content and information with particular recipients or publication of web pages, forms or other content and information as well as chats and participation in audio and video conferencing.
Here, the personal data of the users are processed, as far as they become part of the documents and contents processed within the described services or are part of communication processes. For this, e.g. Master data and contact data of users, data on transactions, contracts, other processes and their contents belong. Google also processes usage data and metadata used by Google for security and service optimization purposes.
When using publicly available documents, websites or other content, Google may save cookies on users ‘computers for the purposes of web analysis or to remember users’ settings.
We use Google Cloud services based on our legitimate interests. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on efficient and secure administrative and cooperation processes. Further, processing is based on a contract processing contract with Google (https://cloud.google.com/terms/data-processing-terms).
The Google Cloud Services are offered by Google Ireland Limited. To the extent that a transfer to the US occurs, we refer to the Google US certification under the Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000000001L5AAI&status=Active) and standard protection clauses (https://cloud.google. com / terms / data-processing-terms).
Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offering and to provide us with further services related to the use of this online offer and the internet usage. In this case, pseudonymous user profiles of the processed data can be created.
We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the users is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.
The IP address submitted by the user’s browser will not be merged with other data provided by Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; Users may also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer as well as the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
If we ask users for consent (for example, in the context of a cookie consent), the legal basis of this processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. a. DSGVO. Otherwise, the personal data of the users are processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) of the DSGVO).
As far as data is processed in the US, we point out that Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, thereby ensuring compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).
The personal data of users will be deleted or anonymized after 14 months.