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Data Security

Responsible for data protection laws, especially the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is: Daniel Lexow

 

Your Rights as Data Subject

 

Under the contact details provided for our data protection officer, you can exercise the following rights at any time:

- Information about your stored data and its processing (Art. 15 GDPR)

- Correction of incorrect personal data (Art. 16 GDPR)

- Deletion of your stored data (Art. 17 GDPR)

- Restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 GDPR)

- Objection to the processing of your data by us (Art. 21 GDPR) and

- Data portability if you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Art. 20 GDPR).

If you have given us consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future. You can also lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority at any time, e.g. the competent supervisory authority of the federal state of your residence or the authority responsible for us as the responsible entity. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with addresses can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Service/Anschriften/Laender/Laender-node.html.

 

Cookies

 

Like many other websites, we also use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. You can delete individual cookies or the entire cookie inventory. In addition, you will receive information and instructions on how to delete these cookies or how to block their storage in advance. Depending on the provider of your browser, you will find the necessary information under the following links:

Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en

Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/security-and-privacy/

Safari: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac

 

Storage Duration and Cookies Used:

 

If you allow us to use cookies through your browser settings or consent, the following cookies may be used on our websites:

Technically necessary cookies

 

Nature and purpose of processing:

 

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our Internet site require that the calling browser can also be identified after a page change. The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our Internet site cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser can be recognized even after a page change. We need cookies for the following applications: Remembering search terms

Legal basis and legitimate interest:

 

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in a user-friendly design of our website.

Recipient:

 

Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

Provision prescribed or required:

 

The provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither legally nor contractually required. However, without this data, the service and functionality of our website are not guaranteed. In addition, individual services and services may not be available or may be restricted.

Objection

 

Please read the information about your right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR below.

Technically not necessary cookies

 

Furthermore, we use cookies to better tailor the offer on our website to the interests of our visitors or to improve it based on statistical evaluations in general. Please refer to the information below on the technologies used for representation, tracking, remarketing, and web analysis to find out which providers set cookies.

Legal basis:

 

The legal basis for these processing operations is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Recipient:

 

Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as processors for the operation and maintenance of our website. For further recipients, please refer to the information provided below on the technologies used for representation, tracking, remarketing, and web analysis.

Transfer to third countries:

 

Please refer to the lists of individual display, tracking, remarketing, and web analysis providers for information on this.

Provision prescribed or required:

 

Of course, you can view our website without cookies. Web browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. You can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via your browser settings (see revocation of consent). Please note that if you deactivate the use of cookies, you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser add-on available at the following link: Browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics.

Revocation of Consent:

 

You can revoke your consent at any time using our cookie consent tool.

Profiling:

 

For information on how we analyze the behavior of website visitors with pseudonymized user profiles, please refer to the information below on the technologies used for representation, tracking, remarketing, and web analysis.

Provision of paid services

 

Nature and purpose of processing:

 

In order to provide paid services, we may request additional data from you, such as payment information, in order to fulfill your order.

Legal basis:

 

The processing of data required to conclude the contract is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

Recipient:

 

Recipients of the data may be processors, if necessary.

 

Storage period:

 

We store this data in our systems until the statutory retention periods have expired. These are generally 6 or 10 years for reasons of proper accounting and tax requirements.

Provision prescribed or required:

 

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. Without the provision of your personal data, we cannot grant you access to our content and services offered.

Comment Function

 

Nature and purpose of processing:

 

When users leave comments on our website, not only the comments but also the time of their creation and the previously chosen username of the website visitor are stored. This serves our security, as we can be held responsible for illegal content on our website, even if it was created by users.

Legal basis:

 

The processing of data entered as comments is carried out on the basis of a legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). By providing the comment function, we want to enable uncomplicated interaction. Your details will be stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for possible follow-up questions.

 

Recipient: Recipients of the data may be processors.

 

Storage duration:

 

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of collection. This is generally the case when communication with the user is completed and the company can see from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified. We reserve the right to delete without giving reasons and without prior or subsequent information. In addition, you can have your comment deleted by us at any time. To do this, please send an email to the data protection officer listed below or to the person responsible for data protection and provide the link to your comment as well

 

 as the email address used to create the comment for identification purposes.

Provision prescribed or required:

 

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. However, we can only process your request if you provide us with your name, your email address, and the reason for the request.

Contact Form

 

Nature and purpose of processing:

 

The data you enter will be stored for the purpose of individual communication with you. For this purpose, it is necessary to provide a valid email address and your name. This serves to assign the request and to subsequently answer it. Providing further data is optional.

Legal basis:

 

The processing of data entered in the contact form is based on a legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). By providing the contact form, we want to enable uncomplicated contact. Your details will be stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for possible follow-up questions. If you contact us to request an offer, the processing of the data entered in the contact form is carried out to implement pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR).

Recipient:

 

Recipients of the data may be processors.

Storage period:

 

Data will be deleted at the latest 6 months after processing the request. If a contractual relationship is established, we are subject to the statutory retention periods under the German Commercial Code (HGB) and delete your data after these periods have expired.

Provision prescribed or required:

 

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. However, we can only process your request if you provide us with your name, your email address, and the reason for the request.

Use of Google Analytics

 

If you have given your consent, Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereinafter: "Google"), is used on this website. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will be shortened beforehand 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 transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can find more information on terms of use and data protection at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html and https://policies.google.com/?hl=en. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs will be automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached will be deleted automatically once a month.

Revocation of Consent:

 

You can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: Browser add-on to disable Google Analytics.

Use of Script Libraries (Google Web Fonts)

 

In order to display our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Web Fonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/) on this website. Google Web Fonts are transferred to your browser's cache to avoid multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Web Fonts or prevents access, content will be displayed in a standard font.

Use of Adobe Fonts Typekit Web Fonts

 

We use Adobe Fonts Typekit Web Fonts for the visual design of our website. Adobe Fonts is a service provided by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Companies (4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland; hereinafter "Adobe"), which gives us access to a font library. In order to integrate the fonts we use, your browser must establish a connection to an Adobe server in the USA and download the font required for our website. Adobe receives the information that our website has been accessed from your IP address. For more information about Adobe Fonts, please see the Adobe Fonts privacy policy, which you can access here: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/policies/adobe-fonts.html If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.

Revocation of Consent:

 

The provider does not currently offer an option for simple opt-out or blocking of data transmission. If you want to prevent tracking of your activities on our website, please revoke your consent for the corresponding cookie category or all technically unnecessary cookies and data transfers in the cookie consent tool. In this case, however, you may not be able to use our website or only to a limited extent.

Embedded YouTube Videos

 

We embed YouTube videos on our website. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (hereinafter "YouTube"). YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter "Google"). When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube servers is established. This tells YouTube which pages you visit. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand. If a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect hints about user behavior. For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by YouTube, please refer to the provider's privacy policy, where you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and settings options to protect your privacy (https://policies.google.com/privacy).

Revocation of Consent:

 

The provider does not currently offer an option for simple opt-out or blocking of data transmission. If you want to prevent tracking of your activities on our website, please revoke your consent for the corresponding cookie category or all technically unnecessary cookies and data transfers in the cookie consent tool. In this case, however, you may not be able to use our website or only to a limited extent.

SSL Encryption

 

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g., SSL) via HTTPS.

Information about your right to object under Art. 21 GDPR

 

Right of objection in individual cases

 

You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data concerning you on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests); this also applies to profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Article 4(4) GDPR. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Recipient of an objection

 

Daniel Lexow

Changes to our privacy policy

 

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. For your next visit, the new data protection declaration will apply.

Questions to the data protection officer

 

If you have any questions about data protection, please write us an email or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organization directly: Daniel Lexow

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