Data protection policy

Thank you for your interest in our company. Data protection is of particular importance to the management of K+M Werbemittel GmbH. The Internet pages of K+M Werbemittel GmbH can, in principle, be used without the disclosure of any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to make use of the special services of our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.



The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a person concerned, is always carried out in accordance with the basic data protection regulations and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to K+M Werbemittel GmbH. By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope, and purpose of the personal data collected, used, and processed by us. Furthermore, data subjects will be informed of their rights by means of this data protection declaration.

K+M Werbemittel GmbH, as the person responsible for processing, has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as completely as possible. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example, by telephone.


 

1. Definitions

The data protection declaration of K+M Werbemittel GmbH is based on the terms of the general data protection regulation (GDPR) . Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand both for the public and for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.



We use the following terms, among others, in this data protection declaration:

a) personal data

Personal data are all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"). Identifiable is a natural person who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special characteristics that express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.



b) person concerned

Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

c) Processing

Processing means any operation or series of operations carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures in relation to personal data, such as the collection, organisation, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, reading, retrieval, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, erasure or destruction.


d) Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their future processing.

e) Profiling

Profiling is any form of automated processing of personal data consisting in the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the performance of work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or relocation of that natural person.


f) Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data are not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.



g) controller or controller

The data controller or controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body which alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are laid down by Union law or by the law of the Member States, the controller or the specific criteria for his appointment may be laid down in accordance with Union law or the law of the Member States.



h) Processor

Processor is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the data controller.

i) Recipient

Recipient is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body to which personal data is disclosed, regardless of whether it is a third-party or not. However, authorities which may receive personal data under Union law or the law of the Member States within the framework of a particular investigation mandate shall not be regarded as recipients.


j) Third person

A third-party is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body other than the data subject, the person responsible, the data processor and the persons authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the person responsible or the data processor.

k) Consent

Consent shall mean any informed and unequivocal expression of will voluntarily given by the data subject in the particular case in the form of a declaration or other clear affirmative act by which the data subject indicates his or her consent to the processing of personal data concerning him or her.


2. Name and address of the controller / Person responsible

The person responsible within the meaning of the Basic Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in force in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

K+M Werbemittel GmbH
Georg-Kerschensteiner-Str. 8
63179 Obertshausen
Germany
Phone: 06104 / 4001 - 0
E-Mail: info@k-m-werbemittel.de
Website: www.k-m-werbemittel.de

3. Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the controller is:

Dipl. Ing. Joachim Kolbe
Georg-Kerschensteiner-Str. 8
63179 Obertshausen
Germany
Phone: 06104 / 4001 - 0
E-mail: dsb@k-m-werbemittel.de

Any person concerned can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

4. Cookies

The Internet pages of K+M Werbemittel GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited Internet pages and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the person concerned from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A particular Internet browser can be recognized and identified by its unique cookie ID.


By using cookies, K+M Werbemittel GmbH can provide users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without cookies.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized for the user. Cookies enable us, as already mentioned, to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter his access data each time he visits the website because this is taken over by the website and the cookie stored on the user's computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping basket in the online shop. The online shop remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping basket via a cookie.


The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of using an appropriate setting on their Internet browser 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 person concerned deactivates the setting of cookies in their Internet browser, not all functions of our Internet site may be fully usable.

5. Collection of general data and information

The website of K+M Werbemittel GmbH collects a series of general data and information each time a person or automated system accesses the website. This general data and information are stored in the log files of the server. We may record (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the Website, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service providers of the accessing system, and (8) other similar data and information used for security purposes in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.



When using this general data and information, K+M Werbemittel GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) optimise the contents of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber- attack. These anonymously collected data and information are therefore evaluated by K+M Werbemittel GmbH statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order ultimately to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by persons concerned.



6. Registration on our website

The data subject may register on the website of the controller, providing personal data thereon. The personal data transferred to the controller is determined by the respective input mask used for registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the controller and for the data subject's own purposes. The controller may arrange for the data to be transferred to one or more processors, such as a parcel service, who also uses the personal data exclusively for internal use attributable to the controller.








Furthermore, the IP address assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to the data subject as well as the date and time of registration are stored when the data subject registers on the data controller's website. This data is stored against the background that this is the only way to prevent misuse of our services and, if necessary, to enable us to investigate criminal offences committed. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary to protect the data controller. This data will not be passed on to third parties unless required to do so by law or for the purpose of criminal prosecution.



Registration of the data subject for the voluntary provision of personal data serves the controller to offer the data subject content or services which, by their nature, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to modify the personal data provided during registration at any time or to have them completely deleted from the database of the data controller.



The controller shall at all times, upon request, inform each data subject of the personal data relating to that data subject. Furthermore, the controller shall correct or delete personal data at the request or notice of the data subject, provided that there is no legal obligation to hold such data in safekeeping. All the employees of the controller shall be available to the data subject as contact persons in this context.




7. Subscription to our newsletter

On the website of K+M Werbemittel GmbH, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company's newsletter. The type of personal data transmitted to the person responsible for processing when ordering the newsletter is determined by the input mask used for this purpose.

K+M Werbemittel GmbH informs its customers and business partners at regular intervals by means of a newsletter about offers from the company. The newsletter of our company can only be received by the person concerned if (1) the person concerned has a valid e-mail address and (2) the person concerned registers for the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail in the double opt-in procedure is sent to the e-mail address entered by the person concerned for the first time of sending the newsletter. This confirmation e-mail serves to check whether the owner of the e-mail address has authorized the receipt of the newsletter as the person concerned.


When registering for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system used by the person concerned at the time of registration assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to trace the (possible) misuse of a data subject's e-mail address at a later point in time and therefore serves as legal protection for the data controller.


The personal data collected when registering for the newsletter will be used exclusively for sending our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter may be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or for registration, as could be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter offer or changes in the technical conditions. The personal data collected in the context of the newsletter service will not be passed on to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled by the person concerned at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the person concerned has given us for the newsletter dispatch, can be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revoking your consent, you will find a corresponding link in every newsletter. It is also possible at any time to unsubscribe directly from the newsletter dispatch on the website of the controller or to inform the controller in any other way.





8. Newsletter tracking

The newsletters of K+M Werbemittel GmbH contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in e-mails sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns to be carried out. The embedded pixel-code enables K+M Werbemittel GmbH to recognize whether and when an e-mail was opened by an affected person and which links in the e-mail were called up by the affected person.


Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by the data controller in order to optimise the dispatch of the newsletter and to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the person concerned. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Persons concerned are entitled at any time to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent given via the double opt-in procedure. After revocation, this personal data will be deleted by the data controller. K+M Werbemittel GmbH automatically interprets a cancellation of receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.


9. Contact via the website

Due to legal regulations, the website of K+M Werbemittel GmbH contains information that enables quick electronic contact with our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the data controller via e-mail or a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be stored automatically. Such personal data voluntarily provided by a data subject to the controller will be stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data is not passed on to third parties.






10. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the time necessary to achieve the data retention purpose or to the extent provided for by the European regulator or other legislator 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 Directive and Regulation Giver or another competent legislator expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

11. Rights of the person concerned

a) Right to confirmation

Every data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to require the controller to confirm whether personal data concerning him/her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he/she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.


b) Right to information

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to obtain, at any time and free of charge, information from the controller concerning the personal data relating to him/her stored and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European regulator has granted the data subject the right to the following information:


Furthermore, the data subject has a right of access to information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information on the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

c) Right to correction

Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to request the immediate correction of inaccurate personal data concerning him/her. Furthermore, taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

d) Right to cancellation (right to be forgotten)

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to require the data controller to request that the personal data concerning him/her be deleted immediately, provided that one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:

If one of the above-mentioned reasons applies and a data subject wishes to have personal data stored at K+M Werbemittel GmbH deleted, he/she may contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of K+M Werbemittel GmbH will arrange for the request for deletion to be complied with immediately.

If the personal data were made public by K+M Werbemittel GmbH and our company is responsible pursuant to Art. 17 Para. 1 GDPR to delete personal data, K+M Werbemittel GmbH shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other persons responsible for data processing who process the published personal data, that the data subject has requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data from these other persons responsible for data processing, insofar as processing is not necessary. The employee of K+M Werbemittel GmbH will arrange for the necessary action in individual cases.



e) Right to limitation of processing

Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to require the controller to restrict the processing if one of the following conditions is met:


If one of the above conditions is fulfilled and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by K+M Werbemittel GmbH, he/she may contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of K+M Werbemittel GmbH shall arrange for processing to be restricted.


f) Right to data transferability

Any data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to receive personal data relating to him/her provided by the data subject to a data controller in a structured, current, and machine-readable format. It shall also have the right to transmit such data to another data controller without obstruction by the controller to whom the personal data have been made available, provided that the processing is based on the consent provided for in Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR or on a contract in accordance with Article 6(1)(b) GDPR and that the processing is carried out using automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority conferred on the data controller.




Furthermore, in exercising his/her right to data transferability pursuant to Article 20(1) GDPR, the data subject has the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly by a data controller to another data controller, provided this is technically feasible and provided that the rights and freedoms of other persons are not affected thereby.

The person concerned may contact an employee of K+M Werbemittel GmbH at any time to assert the right to data transferability.

g) Right of objection

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator for reasons arising from their particular situation to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning them under Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

K+M Werbemittel GmbH will no longer process personal data in the event of an objection unless we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing, which outweigh the interests, rights, and freedoms of the person concerned, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.


If K+M Werbemittel GmbH processes personal data in order to carry out direct advertising, the person concerned has the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising. If the person concerned objects to K+M Werbemittel GmbH processing for direct advertising purposes, K+M Werbemittel GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.


Furthermore, the data subject has the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning him/her which is carried out at K+M Werbemittel GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, unless such processing is necessary to fulfil a task in the public interest.


To exercise the right of objection, the person concerned can directly contact any employee of K+M Werbemittel GmbH or any other employee. The data subject shall also be free to exercise his/her right of opposition in relation to the use of information society services by means of automated procedures using technical specifications, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.

h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing, including profiling, which has legal effect against him/her or significantly affects him/her in a similar manner, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) is admissible under Union or Member State law to which the data controller is subject and that such law contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms, and legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) with the express consent of the data subject.



If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract between the data subject and the data controller or (2) if it is made with the express consent of the data subject, K+M Werbemittel GmbH shall take appropriate measures to protect the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a data controller, to state his/her own position and to contest the decision.


If the data subject wishes to assert rights relating to automated decisions, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.


i) Right to revoke consent under data protection law

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise his/her right to withdraw his/her consent, he/she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

12. Data protection for applications and in the application procedure

The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application procedure. Processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends corresponding application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example, by e-mail or via a web form on the website. If the controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents shall be automatically deleted two months after notification of the decision of refusal, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller stand in the way of deletion. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a burden of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).





13. Facebook Use and Usage Privacy Policy

The data controller has integrated components of Facebook on individual Internet pages. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is an Internet-based social meeting place, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Facebook enables social network users to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friendship requests, among other things.



Facebook is operated by Facebook, Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The person responsible for the processing of personal data if a data subject lives outside the USA or Canada is Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the controller and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the person's information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook component to download a representation of the corresponding Facebook component of Facebook. An overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_DE. As part of this technical process, Facebook is informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.



If the person concerned is logged on to Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes which specific subpage of our website the person concerned visits with every visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the person concerned. If the person concerned clicks one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example, the "Like" button, or the person concerned makes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the person concerned and stores this personal data.


Facebook receives information via the Facebook component that the person concerned has visited our website whenever the person concerned is logged on to Facebook at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the person concerned does not want this information to be transmitted to Facebook, they can prevent it from being transmitted by logging out of their Facebook account before calling up our website.


The data policy published by Facebook, which is available at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing, and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains what setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the person concerned. In addition, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the person concerned to suppress data transmission to Facebook.

 

14. Privacy Policy for Amazon Affiliate Program Features and Usage

As a participant in the Amazon partner program, the person responsible for processing has integrated Amazon components on this website. The Amazon components were designed by Amazon with the aim of reaching customers via advertisements on various Amazon Group websites, in particular, Amazon.co.uk, Local.Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, BuyVIP.com, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it and Amazon.es. BuyVIP.com against payment of a commission. The person responsible for processing can generate advertising revenue by using the Amazon components.

The operator of these Amazon components is Amazon EU S.à.r.l, 5 Rue Plaetis, L-2338 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Amazon places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, which is operated by the data controller and on which an Amazon component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Amazon component to transmit data to Amazon for the purpose of online advertising and billing of commissions. As part of this technical process, Amazon receives knowledge of personal data which Amazon uses to trace the origin of orders received by Amazon and subsequently enable commission settlement. Among other things, Amazon can verify that the person concerned has clicked on a partner link on our website.



The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as already described above, by means of an appropriate setting of their Internet browser and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Amazon from placing a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by Amazon can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Further information and Amazon's current privacy policy can be found at https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=3312401.

15. Privacy Policy for the use of Google AdSense

The data controller has integrated Google AdSense on individual websites. Google AdSense is an online service that enables the placement of advertising on third party sites. Google AdSense is based on an algorithm that selects the ads displayed on third party sites according to the content of the respective third party site. Google AdSense allows interest-based targeting of the Internet user, which is implemented by generating individual user profiles.


The Google AdSense component is operated by Alphabet Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of the Google AdSense component is to include ads on our site. Google AdSense places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Alphabet Inc. is able to analyse the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Google AdSense component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Google AdSense component to transmit data to Alphabet Inc. for the purpose of online advertising and billing of commissions. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Alphabet Inc. receives knowledge of personal data such as the IP address of the person concerned, which serve Alphabet Inc. among other things in tracing the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently enable commission statements.


The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as already described above, by means of an appropriate setting of their Internet browser and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Alphabet Inc. from placing a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Alphabet Inc. can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Google AdSense also uses so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in Internet pages to enable log file recording and analysis, allowing statistical evaluation. The embedded pixel-code enables Alphabet Inc. to recognize whether and when an Internet page was opened by an affected person and which links were clicked on by the affected person. Tracking pixels are used, among other things, to evaluate the visitor flow of an Internet page.

Google AdSense transfers personal data and information, including the IP address, to Alphabet Inc. in the United States of America in order to collect and bill the advertisements displayed. This personal data is stored and processed in the United States of America. Alphabet Inc. may disclose personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.



Google AdSense is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.de/intl/de/adsense/start/

16. Privacy policy for the use and application of Google Analytics (with anonymisation function)

The data controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymisation function) on individual Internet pages. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the collection and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors to Internet sites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data on the website from which a person concerned has accessed a website (so-called referrer), which subpages of the website have been accessed or how often and for how long a subpage has been viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.


The Google Analytics component is operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The data controller uses the suffix "_gat._anonymizeIp" for the web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, Google shortens and anonymizes the IP address of the Internet connection of the person concerned when accessing our Internet pages from a member state of the European Union or from another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information collected to evaluate the use of our website and, among other things, to compile online reports for us that show the activities on our website and to provide other services in connection with the use of our website.


Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is enabled to analyse the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data such as the IP address of the person concerned, which serves Google, among other things, in tracing the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission statements.

Cookies are used to store personal information, such as access time, the location from which access came, and the frequency of visits to our website by the person concerned. Whenever you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may disclose personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.




The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as already described above, by means of an appropriate setting of their Internet browser and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from placing a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, it is possible for the person concerned to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google. To do this, the person concerned must download and install a browser add-on from the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information on visits to websites may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered a contradiction by Google. If the person's information technology system is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later time, the person concerned must reinstall the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the person concerned or another person within their control, it is possible to reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on.





Further information and Google's current privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html Google Analytics will be explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_en/analytics/.

 

17. Privacy Policy for Use and Usage of Google Remarketing

The data controller has integrated Google Remarketing services on individual websites. Google Remarketing is a feature of Google AdWords that allows a company to display advertisements to Internet users who have previously visited the company's website. The integration of Google Remarketing therefore allows a company to create user-related advertisements and consequently to display interest-relevant advertisements to the Internet user.


The operator of Google Remarketing services is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of Google Remarketing is to display interest-relevant advertising. Google Remarketing allows us to display advertisements on the Google Advertising Network or on other websites that are tailored to the individual needs and interests of Internet users.

Google Remarketing places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google will be able to recognize the visitor to our website when he or she subsequently visits websites that are also members of the Google advertising network. Every time a website on which the Google Remarketing service has been integrated is visited, the person's Internet browser automatically identifies itself with Google. As part of this technical procedure, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address or the user's surfing behaviour, which Google uses, among other things, to display interest-relevant advertising.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the web pages visited by the person concerned. Personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is therefore transferred to Google in the United States of America each time he or she visits our Internet pages. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may disclose personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as already described above, by means of an appropriate setting of their Internet browser and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from placing a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the person concerned has the possibility to object to interest-based advertising by Google. To do this, the person concerned must access the www.google.de/settings/ads link from each of the Internet browsers they use and make the required settings there.

Further information and Google's current privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

18. Privacy policy for the use of Google+

The person responsible for the processing has integrated the Google+ button as a component on individual Internet pages. Google+ is a so-called social network. A social network is an Internet-based social meeting place, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Google+ enables users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos, and network via friendship requests, among other things.


Google+ is operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Google+ button has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Google+ button to download a representation of the corresponding Google+ button from Google. As part of this technical procedure, Google is informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned. More detailed information about Google+ is available at https://developers.google.com/+/.

If the person concerned is logged in to Google+ at the same time, every time the person concerned visits our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, Google recognises which specific subpage of our website the person concerned visits. This information is collected by the Google+ button and assigned by Google to the respective Google+ account of the person concerned.


If the person concerned clicks one of the Google+ buttons integrated on our website and thereby makes a Google+1 recommendation, Google assigns this information to the personal Google+ user account of the person concerned and stores this personal data. Google stores the Google+1 recommendation of the person concerned and makes it publicly available in accordance with the conditions accepted by the person concerned. A Google+1 recommendation made by the person concerned on this website will subsequently be stored and processed together with other personal data, such as the name of the Google+1 account used by the person concerned and the photo stored in this account in other Google services, such as the search engine results of the Google search engine, the Google account of the person concerned or in other places, such as on websites or in connection with advertisements. Furthermore, Google is able to link the visit to this website with other personal data stored by Google. Google also records this personal information for the purpose of improving or optimising the various services provided by Google.



The Google+ button will always inform Google that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to Google+ at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the person concerned clicks the Google+ button or not.

If the person concerned does not want his or her personal data to be transmitted to Google, he or she can prevent such transmission by logging out of his or her Google+ account before calling up our website.

Further information and Google's current privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ Further information from Google about the Google+1 button can be found at https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

19. Privacy policy for the use of Google AdWords

The data controller has integrated Google AdWords on individual websites. Google AdWords is an Internet advertising service that allows advertisers to place ads in both Google's search engine results and the Google Advertising Network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to pre-define certain keywords to display an ad in Google's search engine results only when the user uses the search engine to retrieve a keyword-relevant search result. On the Google Network, ads are distributed to thematically relevant websites using an automatic algorithm and using the previously defined keywords.





The operator of Google AdWords services is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of Google AdWords is to advertise our website by displaying interest-relevant advertising on the websites of third parties and in the search engine results of the Google search engine and by displaying third-party advertising on our website.

If a person concerned reaches our website via a Google ad, a so-called conversion cookie is stored on the information technology system of the person concerned by Google. What cookies are has already been explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and is not used to identify the person concerned. If the cookie has not yet expired, the conversion cookie is used to determine whether certain sub-pages, such as the shopping basket of an online shop system, have been called up on our website. The conversion cookie enables both us and Google to track whether a person who has accessed our website via an AdWords ad has generated revenue, i.e. has completed or cancelled a purchase of goods.




The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie are used by Google to generate visit statistics for our website. We use these visit statistics to determine the total number of users who have been referred to us via AdWords ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective AdWords ad and to optimize our AdWords ads for the future. Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive information from Google that could identify the person concerned.


The conversion cookie is used to store personal information, such as the websites visited by the person concerned. Personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is therefore transferred to Google in the United States of America each time he or she visits our Internet pages. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may disclose personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.



The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as already described above, by means of an appropriate setting of their Internet browser and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the person concerned has the possibility to object to interest-based advertising by Google. To do this, the person concerned must access the www.google.de/settings/ads link from each of the Internet browsers they use and make the required settings there.

Further information and Google's current privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

20. Instagram Use and Usage Privacy Policy

The controller has integrated components of the Instagram service on individual Internet pages. Instagram is a service that can be qualified as an audio-visual platform which allows users to share photos and videos and to redistribute such data on other social networks.


Instagram's services are operated by Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed which is operated by the controller and on which an Instagram component (Insta button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the person's information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Instagram component to download a representation of the corresponding component of Instagram. In the course of this technical procedure, Instagram is informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to Instagram at the same time, Instagram recognizes which specific subpage the person concerned visits with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Instagram component and assigned to the person's Instagram account by Instagram. If the person concerned presses one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information thus transmitted will be assigned to the personal Instagram user account of the person concerned and stored and processed by Instagram.





Instagram receives information via the Instagram component that the person concerned has visited our website whenever the person concerned is logged in to Instagram at the same time as accessing our website, regardless of whether or not the person concerned clicks on the Instagram component. If the person concerned does not want such information to be transmitted to Instagram, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Instagram account before accessing our website.



Further information and Instagram's current privacy policy can be found at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

21. Data protection regulations on the use and application of LinkedIn

The data controller has integrated components of LinkedIn Corporation on individual Internet pages. LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect to existing business contacts and make new business contacts. More than 400 million registered users in more than 200 countries use LinkedIn. This makes LinkedIn currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

LinkedIn is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy matters outside the USA are the responsibility of LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time our website is accessed and equipped with a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in), this component causes the browser used by the person concerned to download a corresponding representation of the LinkedIn component. Further information on the LinkedIn plug-ins can be found at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins In the course of this technical procedure, LinkedIn is informed which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.




If the person concerned is simultaneously logged in to LinkedIn, every time the person concerned visits our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, LinkedIn recognizes which specific subpage of our website the person concerned visits. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and assigned by LinkedIn to the respective LinkedIn account of the person concerned. If the person concerned clicks a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the person concerned and stores this personal data.


LinkedIn receives information via the LinkedIn component that the person concerned has visited our website whenever the person concerned is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the LinkedIn component or not. If such a transmission of this information to LinkedIn is not desired by the person concerned, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her LinkedIn account before calling up our website.

LinkedIn offers the possibility to unsubscribe e-mail messages, SMS messages, and targeted ads as well as to manage ad settings at https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls. LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua, and Lotame who can set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. LinkedIn's current privacy policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn's cookie policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

22. Data protection regulations on the use and application of Twitter

The person responsible for processing has integrated components of Twitter on individual websites. Twitter is a multilingual public microblogging service on which users can publish and distribute so-called tweets, i.e. short messages limited to 280 characters. These short messages are available to everyone, including people who are not registered on Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user's tweets. Furthermore, Twitter makes it possible to address a broad audience via hashtags, links or retweets.


Twitter is operated by Twitter, Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the person's information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Twitter component to download a representation of the corresponding Twitter component from Twitter. Further information on the Twitter buttons can be found at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons As part of this technical process, Twitter is informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned. The purpose of integrating the Twitter component is to enable our users to disseminate the content of this website, to make this website known in the digital world, and to increase our visitor numbers.


If the person concerned is logged on to Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognizes which specific subpage of our website the person concerned visits with every visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Twitter component and assigned to the respective Twitter account of the person concerned by Twitter. If the person concerned presses one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information thus transmitted will be assigned to the personal Twitter user account of the person concerned and stored and processed by Twitter.

Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that the person concerned has visited our website whenever the person concerned is logged on to Twitter at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Twitter component or not. If such a transmission of this information to Twitter is not desired by the person concerned, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Twitter account before calling up our website.

The current data protection regulations of Twitter are available at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

23. Data protection regulations on the use and application of Xing

The person responsible for processing has integrated components from Xing on individual Internet pages. Xing is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect to existing business contacts and make new business contacts. Individual users can create a personal profile of themselves on Xing. For example, companies can create company profiles or publish job offers on Xing.


Xing is operated by XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up which is operated by the controller and on which a Xing component (Xing plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Xing component to download a representation of the corresponding Xing component from Xing. More information about the Xing plug-ins can be found at https://dev.xing.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, Xing is informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.


If the person concerned is logged in to Xing at the same time, Xing recognizes with every visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website which specific subpage of our website the person concerned visits. This information is collected by the Xing component and assigned to the respective Xing account of the person concerned by Xing. If the person concerned presses one of the Xing buttons integrated on our website, for example, the "Share" button, Xing assigns this information to the personal Xing user account of the person concerned and stores this personal data.



Xing receives information via the Xing component that the person concerned has visited our website whenever the person concerned is logged in to Xing at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Xing component or not. If such a transmission of this information to Xing is not desired by the person concerned, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Xing account before calling up our website.


The data protection regulations published by Xing, which can be accessed at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provide information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Xing. Xing has also published privacy notices for the XING share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

24. Data protection regulations on the use and application of YouTube

The person responsible for the processing has integrated components of YouTube on individual Internet pages. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips and other users to view, rate, and comment on them free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and television programmes, music videos, trailers or videos produced by users themselves can be called up 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 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed which is operated by the data controller 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 prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. More information about YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. In the course of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google are informed which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged on to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes which specific subpage of our website the person concerned visits 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 receive information via the YouTube component that the person concerned has visited our website whenever the person concerned is logged on to YouTube at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on a YouTube video or not. If such a transmission of this information to YouTube and Google is not desired by the person concerned, 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 can be accessed at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provide information about the collection, processing, and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

25. Payment method: privacy policy for PayPal as a payment method

The person responsible for processing has integrated components of PayPal on individual Internet pages. PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are processed via so-called PayPal accounts, which are virtual private or business accounts. In addition, PayPal offers the option of processing virtual payments via credit cards if a user does not have a PayPal account. A PayPal account is managed via an email address, which is why there is no classic account number. PayPal makes it possible to initiate online payments to third parties or to receive payments. PayPal also acts as a trustee and provides buyer protection services.


PayPal's European operating company is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

If the person concerned selects "PayPal" as a payment option in our online shop during the order process, the data of the person concerned are automatically transmitted to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, the person concerned consents to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.

The personal data transmitted to PayPal is usually first name, last name, address, e-mail address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data required for payment processing. Personal data in connection with the respective order are also necessary for the processing of the purchase contract.


The purpose of data transmission is to process payments and prevent fraud. The controller will provide PayPal with personal data, especially if there is a legitimate interest in the transfer. Personal data exchanged between PayPal and the controller may be transferred by PayPal to credit reference agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to verify identity and creditworthiness.



PayPal may pass on personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors if this is necessary to fulfil contractual obligations or if the data is to be processed on behalf of PayPal.

The person concerned has the option to revoke his/her consent to the handling of personal data with PayPal at any time. A revocation does not affect personal data which must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.

PayPal's current privacy policy can be found at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

26. Method of payment: data protection regulations for Sofortüberweisung as a method of payment

The person responsible for processing has integrated components of Sofortüberweisung on individual Internet pages. Sofortüberweisung is a payment service that enables cashless payment of products and services on the Internet. Sofortüberweisung represents a technical procedure by which the online merchant immediately receives a confirmation of payment. This enables a dealer to deliver goods, services or downloads to the customer immediately after placing the order.

The operating company of Sofortüberweisung is SOFORT GmbH, Fußbergstraße 1, 82131 Gauting, Germany.

If the person concerned selects "Sofortüberweisung" as a payment option in our online shop during the order process, the data of the person concerned are automatically transferred to Sofortüberweisung. By selecting this payment option, the person concerned consents to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.

In the case of purchase transactions via direct bank transfer, the buyer transmits the PIN and the TAN to Sofort GmbH. Immediate transfer is then made to the online merchant after a technical check of the account balance and retrieval of further data to check the account coverage. The execution of the financial transaction is then automatically communicated to the online merchant.

The personal data exchanged by direct bank transfer is first name, surname, address, e-mail address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data required for payment processing. The purpose of data transmission is to process payments and prevent fraud. The controller will immediately transfer other personal data even if there is a legitimate interest in the transfer. The personal data exchanged between Sofortüberweisung and the controller may be transferred by Sofortüberweisung to credit agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to verify identity and creditworthiness.




Sofortüberweisung passes on the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors if this is necessary to fulfil the contractual obligations or if the data is to be processed on behalf of the company.

The person concerned has the possibility to revoke his/her consent to the handling of personal data at any time by Sofortüberweisung. A revocation does not affect personal data which must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.


The applicable data protection provisions of Sofortüberweisung can be found at https://www.sofort.com/ger-DE/datenschutzerklaerung-sofort-gmbh/

27. Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 I lit. a GDPR serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations for which we 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 necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing processes as are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example, in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, for example, to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, a hospital or other third parties. The processing would then be based on Art. 6 I lit. d GDPR. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. Such processing procedures are permitted to us in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the person concerned is a customer of the person responsible (recital 47, second sentence, GDPR).







28. 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, it is in our legitimate interest to conduct our business for the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

29. Duration for which the personal data is stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After the expiry of this period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.

30. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide them

We hereby inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). In some cases, it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded if a data subject provides us with personal data which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the person concerned is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company enters into a contract with him/her. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Prior to the provision of personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contract or required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the failure to provide the personal data would have.




31. Existence of automated decision making

As a responsible company, we do without automatic decision-making or profiling.

 

This privacy policy has been created by the data protection declaration generator of the DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH in cooperation with the lawyer for data protection law Christian Solmecke.