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With the following data protection declaration we would like to inform you about which types of your personal data (hereinafter also referred to as "data") we process, for what purposes and to what extent. The data protection declaration applies to all processing of personal data carried out by us, both in... As part of the provision of our services and in particular on our websites, in mobile applications and within external online presences, such as our social media profiles (hereinafter collectively referred to as “online offering”).

The terms used are not gender specific.

As of: July 11th 2023

Responsible person
Fernando Santa Cruz Gamarra​

Käthe-Kollwitz-Strasse 18

32657 Lemgo

Germany

Email address: fernando@santacruzgamarra.de

Telephone: +49 162 - 167 8520

​Sales tax identification number
DE359542334

Overview of processing

The following overview summarizes the types of data processed and the purposes of their processing and refers to the data subjects.

Types of data processed

  • Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses).

  • Content data (e.g. text entries, photographs, videos).

  • Contact details (e.g. email, telephone numbers).

  • Meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

  • Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times).
     

Categories of data subjects

  • Communication partner.

  • Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
     

Purposes of processing

  • Provision of our online offering and user-friendliness.

  • Direct marketing (e.g. via email or post).

  • Feedback (e.g. collecting feedback via online form).

  • Contact inquiries and communication.

  • Remarketing.

  • Reach measurement (e.g. access statistics, recognition of returning visitors).

  • Safety measures.

  • Tracking (e.g. interest/behavioral profiling, use of cookies).

  • Contractual benefits and service.

  • Managing and responding to inquiries.
     

Relevant legal bases

Below we provide information on the legal basis of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), on the basis of which we process personal data. Please note that in addition to the regulations of the GDPR, the national data protection regulations may apply in your or our country of residence and domicile. If more specific legal bases apply in individual cases, we will inform you of these in the data protection declaration.

  • Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR) - The data subject has given his or her consent to the processing of personal data concerning him or her for a specific purpose or several specific purposes.

  • Fulfillment of a contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b. GDPR) - Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or to carry out pre-contractual measures at the request of the data subject take place.

  • Protection of vital interests (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. GDPR) - Processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.

  • Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR) - Processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of the controller or a third party, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are infringing on the protection of personal data Data requirements predominate.
     

National data protection regulations in Germany: In addition to the data protection regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation, national data protection regulations apply in Germany. This includes in particular the law to protect against misuse of personal data during data processing (Federal Data Protection Act – BDSG). In particular, the BDSG contains special regulations on the right to information, the right to deletion, the right to object, the processing of special categories of personal data, processing for other purposes and transmission and automated decision-making in individual cases, including profiling. Furthermore, it regulates data processing for the purposes of the employment relationship (Section 26 BDSG), in particular with regard to the establishment, implementation or termination of employment relationships and the consent of employees. Furthermore, state data protection laws of the individual federal states may apply.
 

Data processing in third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA)) or the processing in the context of using third-party services or disclosing or transferring data to other people, bodies or companies takes place, this only takes place in accordance with the legal requirements.

Subject to express consent or contractually or legally required transfer, we only process or release the data in third countries with a recognized level of data protection, which include US processors certified under the "Privacy Shield", or on the basis of special guarantees, such as contractual obligations so-called standard protection clauses of the EU Commission, the existence of certifications or binding internal data protection regulations (Articles 44 to 49 GDPR, information page of the EU Commission:  https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data -protection/international-dimension-data-protection_de  ).
 

Use of cookies

Cookies are text files that contain data from visited websites or domains and are stored by a browser on the user's computer. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user during or after their visit to an online offering. The information stored can include, for example, the language settings on a website, the login status, a shopping cart or the location where a video was watched. The term “cookies” also includes other technologies that fulfill the same functions as cookies (e.g. when user information is stored using pseudonymous online identifiers, also referred to as “user IDs”).

The following cookie types and functions are distinguished:

  • Temporary cookies (also: session or session cookies): Temporary cookies are deleted at the latest after a user has left an online offer and closed their browser.

  • Permanent cookies: Permanent cookies remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved or preferred content can be displayed directly when the user visits a website again. The interests of users, which are used to measure reach or for marketing purposes, can also be stored in such a cookie.

  • First-party cookies: First-party cookies are set by us.

  • Third-party cookies (also: third-party cookies): Third-party cookies are mainly used by advertisers (so-called third parties) to process user information.

  • Necessary (also: essential or absolutely necessary) cookies: Cookies can be absolutely necessary for the operation of a website (e.g. to save logins or other user input or for security reasons).

  • Statistics, marketing and personalization cookies: Cookies are also generally used as part of reach measurement and when the interests of a user or their behavior (e.g. viewing certain content, using functions, etc.) are recorded on individual websites in a user profile get saved. Such profiles are used, for example, to show users content that corresponds to their potential interests. This process is also referred to as “tracking”, ie tracking the potential interests of users. . If we use cookies or “tracking” technologies, we will inform you separately in our data protection declaration or when obtaining consent.
     

Notes on legal bases: The legal basis on which we process your personal data using cookies depends on whether we ask you for consent. If this is the case and you agree to the use of cookies, the legal basis for processing your data is the declared consent. Otherwise, the data processed using cookies will be processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. in operating our online offering and improving it) or if the use of cookies is necessary to fulfill our contractual obligations.

General information on revocation and objection (opt-out): Depending on whether the processing is based on consent or legal permission, you have the option at any time to revoke your consent or to object to the processing of your data using cookie technologies ( collectively referred to as “opt-out”). You can first declare your objection using your browser settings, for example by deactivating the use of cookies (which may also limit the functionality of our online offering).  An objection to the use of cookies for online marketing purposes can also be declared using a variety of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the websites  https://optout.aboutads.info  and  https://www.youronlinechoices.com/ become. You can also receive further objection information as part of the information about the service providers and cookies used.

Processing of cookie data based on consent: Before we process or have data processed as part of the use of cookies, we ask users for their consent, which can be revoked at any time. Before consent has been given, cookies may be used that are necessary for the operation of our online offering. Their use is based on our interest and the interest of the users in the expected functionality of our online offering.

  • Types of data processed: Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

  • Data subjects: Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).

  • Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).


Commercial and business services
We process data from our contractual and business partners, e.g. customers and interested parties (collectively referred to as “contractual partners”) within the framework of contractual and comparable legal relationships as well as associated measures and as part of communication with the contractual partners (or pre-contractual),
e.g to answer queries. We process this data to fulfill our contractual obligations, to
secure our rights and for the purposes of the administrative tasks associated with this information and the business organization. Within the framework of applicable law, we only pass on the data of the contractual partners to third parties to the extent that this is necessary for the aforementioned purposes or to fulfill legal obligations or with the consent of the contractual partners (e.g. to participating telecommunications, transport and other auxiliary services as well as subcontractors , banks, tax and legal advisors, payment service providers or tax authorities). The contractual partners will be informed about other forms of processing, e.g. for marketing purposes, within the framework of this data protection declaration
. We inform the contractual partners which data is required for the aforementioned purposes before or as part of the data collection, e.g. in online forms, through special marking (e.g. colors) or symbols (e.g. asterisks, etc.), or in person. We delete the data after the expiry of statutory warranty and comparable obligations, ie, in principle after 4 years, unless the data is stored in a customer account, for example as long as it must be retained for legal archiving reasons (e.g. for
Tax purposes usually 10 years). We delete data that was disclosed to us by the contractual partner as part of an order in accordance with the specifications of the order, generally after the end of the order. To the extent that we use third-party providers or platforms to provide our services, the terms and conditions and data protection notices of the respective third-party providers or platforms apply in the relationship between the users and the providers.
Customer account: Contractual partners can create an account within our online offering (e.g. customer or user account, “customer account” for short). If it is necessary to register a customer account, contractual partners will be informed of this as well as the information required for registration. Customer accounts are not public and cannot be indexed by search engines. As part of the registration and subsequent logins and use of the customer account, we store the customers' IP addresses along with the 9
Access times in order to be able to prove registration and prevent possible misuse of the customer account. If customers have canceled their customer account, the data relating to the customer account will be
deleted, unless their retention is required for legal reasons. It is the customer's responsibility to secure their data if the customer account is terminated.
Shop and e-commerce: We process our customers' data to enable them to select, purchase or order the selected products, goods and related services, as well as their payment and delivery or execution.
The required information is marked as such as part of the ordering or comparable purchase process and includes the information required for delivery, provision and billing as well as contact information in order to be able to make any consultations.

Therapeutic services:
We process the data of our clients as well as interested parties and other clients or contractual partners (uniformly referred to as “clients”) in order to be able to provide our services to them. The data processed, the type, scope, purpose and necessity of them Processing is determined by the underlying contractual and client relationship. As part of our activities, we can also process special categories of data, in particular information on the health of the clients, possibly with reference to their sex life or sexual orientation, as well as data from which the racial and ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs or trade union membership. For this purpose, we obtain the express consent of the clients if necessary and otherwise process the special categories of data publicly if this serves the health of the clients or other legal permissions exist.
If it is necessary for the fulfillment of our contract, to protect vital interests or by law, or if the client has given their consent, we disclose or transmit the client's data to third parties or agents, such as authorities, medical institutions, laboratories, in compliance with professional regulations. Billing offices as well as in the areas of IT, office or comparable services. Events and events: We process the data of participants in events, events and similar activities offered or organized by us (hereinafter referred to as “participants” and “events”) in order to enable them to participate in the events and
events
To enable use of the services or promotions associated with participation. If we process health-related data, religious, political or other special categories of data in this context, then this is done within the scope of obviousness (e.g. at thematically oriented events or serves health care, security or takes place with the consent of those affected). The required information is marked as such within the framework of the conclusion of the order, purchase order or comparable contract and includes the information required for the provision of services and billing as well as contact information in order to be able to hold any consultations. If we receive access to information from end customers, employees or other people, we process it in accordance with legal and contractual requirements.
 

Types of data processed: inventory data
(e.g. names, addresses), payment data (e.g. bank details, invoices, payment history), contact data (e.g. email, telephone numbers), contract data (e.g. subject matter of the contract, term, customer category), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content , access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses). Special data categories: Health data (Art. 9 Para. 1 GDPR), data on sex life or sexual orientation (Art. 9 Para. 1 GDPR), religious or ideological beliefs (Art. 9 Para. 1 GDPR), data from which the racial and ethnic origins emerge.
Affected persons: interested parties, business and contractual partners,
customers. Purposes of processing: Contractual services and services,
contact requests and communication, office and organizational procedures, management and response to inquiries, security measures.
Legal basis: Contract fulfillment and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b. GDPR), legal obligation (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. c. GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 p. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

Payment service providers
As part of contractual and other legal relationships, due to legal obligations or otherwise based on our legitimate interests, we offer the data subjects efficient and secure payment options and use other payment service providers in addition to banks and credit institutions (collectively "payment service providers")
. The data processed by the payment service providers includes inventory data, such as name and address, bank details, such as account numbers or credit card numbers, passwords, TANs and checksums,
as well as contract, total and recipient-related information. The information is required to carry out the transactions. However, the data entered will only be processed and stored by the payment service providers. This means that we do not receive any account or credit card-related information, but only information with confirmation or negative information about the payment. Under certain circumstances, the data may be transmitted by the payment service provider to credit reporting agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to check identity and creditworthiness. For this purpose, we refer to the general terms and conditions and data protection information of the payment service providers. The terms and conditions apply to payment transactions
Data protection information of the respective payment service providers, which can be accessed within the respective websites or transaction applications. We also refer to these for further information and to assert cancellation, information and other rights of those affected. Types of data processed: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), payment data (e.g. bank details, invoices, payment history), contract data (e.g. subject matter of the contract, term, customer category), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g Device information, IP addresses).


Affected persons: customers, interested parties.
Purposes of processing: Contractual services and services,
contact requests and communication, affiliate tracking.
Legal basis: Fulfillment of the contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b. GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

Services and service providers used:
Giropay: payment services; Service provider: giropay GmbH, An der Welle 4, 60322 Frankfurt, Germany; Website:  https://www.giropay.de ; Data protection declaration:
https://www.giropay.de/rechts/datenschutzerklaerung/.

Mastercard: payment services; Service provider: Mastercard Europe SA, Chaussée de Tervuren 198A, B-1410 Waterloo, Belgium; Website:  https://www.mastercard.de/de-de.html;  Data protection declaration:  https://www.mastercard.de/de-de/datenschutz.html.

PayPal: payment services and solutions (e.g. PayPal, PayPal Plus, Braintree); Service provider: PayPal (Europe) S.à rl et Cie, SCA, 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg; Website:  https://www.paypal.com/de;  Data protection declaration:  https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

Visa: payment services; Service provider: Visa Europe Services Inc., London Branch, 1 Sheldon Square, London W2 6TT, GB; Website:  https://www.visa.de ; Data protection declaration:
https://www.visa.de/USE Conditions/visa-privacy-center.html.
 

Blogs and publication media

We use blogs or comparable means of online communication and publication (hereinafter “publication medium”). Readers' data will only be processed for the purposes of the publication medium to the extent necessary for its presentation and communication between authors and readers or for security reasons. Furthermore, we refer to the information on the processing of visitors to our publication medium within the scope of this data protection notice.
 

Comments and posts: When users leave comments or other posts, their IP addresses may be stored based on our legitimate interests. This is done for our security if someone leaves illegal content in comments and posts (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case, we ourselves can be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and are therefore interested in the identity of the author. We also reserve the right to process user information for spam detection based on our legitimate interests.

On the same legal basis, in the case of surveys, we reserve the right to store users' IP addresses for their duration and to use cookies to avoid multiple voting.

The personal information provided in the comments and posts, any contact and website information as well as the content information are stored permanently by us until the user objects.

  • Types of data processed: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. email, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. text entries, photographs, videos), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g Device information, IP addresses).

  • Data subjects: Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).

  • Purposes of processing: Contractual services and services, feedback (e.g. collecting feedback via online form), security measures, administration and responding to inquiries.

  • Legal basis: Fulfillment of the contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b. GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR), consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR), protection of vital interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. d. GDPR).
     

contact

When you contact us (e.g. via contact form, email, telephone or via social media), the information provided by the person making the request will be processed to the extent that this is necessary to answer the contact request and any requested measures.

Answering contact inquiries within the framework of contractual or pre-contractual relationships is carried out to fulfill our contractual obligations or to answer (pre-)contractual inquiries and otherwise on the basis of the legitimate interests in answering the inquiries.

  • Types of data processed: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. email, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. text entries, photographs, videos).

  • Affected persons: communication partners.

  • Purposes of processing: contact requests and communication.

  • Legal basis: Fulfillment of the contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b. GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).
     

Provision of online offerings and web hosting

In order to be able to provide our online offering securely and efficiently, we use the services of one or more web hosting providers from whose servers (or servers managed by them) the online offering can be accessed. For these purposes, we may use infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services as well as security and technical maintenance services.

The data processed as part of the provision of the hosting offer may include all information relating to the users of our online offer that arises in the context of use and communication. This regularly includes the IP address, which is necessary to be able to deliver the content of online offerings to browsers, and all entries made within our online offering or on websites.

Collection of access data and log files: We ourselves (or our web hosting provider) collect data about every access to the server (so-called server log files). The server log files include the address and name of the websites and files accessed, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page) and, as a rule, IP address. Addresses and the requesting provider belong.

The server log files can be used on the one hand for security purposes, for example to avoid overloading the servers (particularly in the case of abusive attacks, so-called DDoS attacks) and on the other hand to ensure the utilization of the servers and their stability.

  • Types of data processed: content data (e.g. text entries, photographs, videos), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

  • Data subjects: Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).

  • Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).
     

Newsletter and broad communication

We only send newsletters, emails and other electronic notifications (hereinafter “newsletter”) with the consent of the recipient or legal permission. If the content is specifically described as part of a registration for the newsletter, they are decisive for the consent of the user. Our newsletters also contain information about our services and us.

In order to register for our newsletters, it is generally sufficient to provide your email address. However, we may ask you to provide a name so that you can be addressed personally in the newsletter, or other information if this is necessary for the purposes of the newsletter.

Double opt-in process: Registration for our newsletter generally takes place using a so-called double opt-in process. This means that after registering you will receive an email asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can log in with someone else's email address. Registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to provide evidence of the registration process in accordance with legal requirements. This includes storing the registration and confirmation times as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored by the shipping service provider are also logged.

Deletion and restriction of processing: We can store the unsubscribed email addresses for up to three years based on our legitimate interests before we delete them in order to be able to prove that consent was previously given. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of possible defense against claims. An individual request for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the previous existence of consent is confirmed at the same time. In the event of obligations to permanently observe contradictions, we reserve the right to store the email address in a blocking list (so-called “blacklist”) solely for this purpose.

The registration process is recorded on the basis of our legitimate interests for the purpose of providing evidence of its proper execution. If we commission a service provider to send emails, this is based on our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure shipping system.

Notes on legal bases: The newsletter is sent on the basis of the consent of the recipient or, if consent is not required, on the basis of our legitimate interests in direct marketing, if and to the extent that this is permitted by law, e.g. in the case of advertising to existing customers. If we commission a service provider to send emails, this is done on the basis of our legitimate interests. The registration process is recorded based on our legitimate interests to demonstrate that it was carried out in accordance with the law.

Content: Information about us, our services, promotions and offers.

Measurement of success: The newsletters contain a so-called "web beacon", i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from our server when the newsletter is opened or, if we use a shipping service provider, from their server. As part of this retrieval, technical data is initially processed Information such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and the time of access, is collected.

This information is used to technically improve our newsletter based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behavior based on their access locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times. This analysis also includes determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our intention nor, if used, that of the shipping service provider to monitor individual users. Rather, the evaluations serve us to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

The evaluation of the newsletter and the measurement of success are carried out, subject to the express consent of the users, on the basis of our legitimate interests for the purposes of using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves both our business interests and meets the expectations of the users.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to revoke the success measurement separately; in this case, the entire newsletter subscription must be canceled or objected to.

  • Types of data processed: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. email, telephone numbers), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times).

  • Affected persons: communication partners.

  • Purposes of processing: Direct marketing (e.g. via email or post).

  • Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

  • Option to object (opt-out): You can cancel your receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent or object to further receipt. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter either at the end of each newsletter or you can use one of the contact options listed above, preferably email.
     

Presences in social networks

We maintain online presences within social networks in order to communicate with active users there or to offer information about us there.

We would like to point out that user data may be processed outside the European Union. This can result in risks for users because, for example, it could make it more difficult to enforce users' rights. With regard to US providers who are certified under the Privacy Shield or offer comparable guarantees of a secure level of data protection, we would like to point out that they thereby undertake to comply with EU data protection standards.

Furthermore, user data within social networks is usually processed for market research and advertising purposes. For example, usage profiles can be created based on usage behavior and the resulting interests of users. The usage profiles can in turn be used, for example, to place advertisements within and outside the networks that presumably correspond to the interests of the users. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the users' computers, in which the usage behavior and interests of the users are stored. Furthermore, data can also be stored in the usage profiles regardless of the devices used by the users (particularly if the users are members of the respective platforms and are logged in to them).

For a detailed description of the respective forms of processing and the options for objection (opt-out), we refer to the data protection declarations and information provided by the operators of the respective networks.

In the case of requests for information and the assertion of the rights of those affected, we would also like to point out that these can most effectively be asserted with the providers. Only the providers have access to user data and can take appropriate measures and provide information directly. If you still need help, you can contact us.

  • Types of data processed: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. email, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. text entries, photographs, videos), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g Device information, IP addresses).

  • Data subjects: Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).

  • Purposes of processing: contact requests and communication, tracking (e.g. interest/behavioral profiling, use of cookies), remarketing, reach measurement (e.g. access statistics, recognition of returning visitors).

  • Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).
     

Services and service providers used:

Plugins and embedded functions and content

We include functional and content elements in our online offering that are obtained from the servers of their respective providers (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”). These can be, for example, graphics, videos or social media buttons as well as posts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “Content”).

The integration always requires that the third party providers of this content process the users' IP address, as without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required to display this content or functions. We strive to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. Third parties may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information can also be stored in cookies on the user's device and may contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, time of visit and other information about the use of our online offering, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.

Notes on legal bases: If we ask users for their consent to the use of third-party providers, the legal basis for processing data is consent. Otherwise, user data will be processed based on our legitimate interests (ie interest in efficient, economical and recipient-friendly services). In this context, we would also like to draw your attention to the information on the use of cookies in this data protection declaration.

  • Types of data processed: Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

  • Data subjects: Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).

  • Purposes of processing: Provision of our online offering and user-friendliness, contractual services and service.

  • Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).
     

Services and service providers used:

Planning, organization and support tools

We use services, platforms and software from other providers (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) for the purposes of organizing, managing, planning and providing our services. When selecting third-party providers and their services, we observe the legal requirements.

In this context, personal data may be processed and stored on the third-party servers. This may affect various data, which we process in accordance with this data protection declaration. This data may include, in particular, user master data and contact details, data on processes, contracts, other processes and their content.

If users are referred to third-party providers or their software or platforms as part of communication, business or other relationships with us, the third-party providers may process usage data and metadata for security purposes, service optimization or marketing purposes. We therefore ask you to observe the data protection information of the respective third-party providers.

Notes on legal bases: If we ask users for their consent to the use of third-party providers, the legal basis for processing data is consent. Furthermore, their use can be part of our (pre-)contractual services, provided that the use of third-party providers has been agreed within this framework. Otherwise, user data will be processed based on our legitimate interests (ie interest in efficient, economical and recipient-friendly services). In this context, we would also like to draw your attention to the information on the use of cookies in this data protection declaration.

  • Types of data processed: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. email, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. text entries, photographs, videos), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g Device information, IP addresses).

  • Affected persons: communication partners, users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).

  • Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR), contract fulfillment and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b. GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S . 1 lit. f. GDPR).
     

Deletion of data

The data processed by us will be deleted in accordance with the legal requirements as soon as the consent for processing is revoked or other permissions no longer apply (e.g. if the purpose of processing this data no longer applies or it is not necessary for the purpose).

Unless the data is deleted because it is required for other legally permissible purposes, its processing will be limited to these purposes. This means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be stored for commercial or tax reasons or whose storage is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person.

Further information on the deletion of personal data can also be provided in the individual data protection information in this data protection declaration.

Changes and updates to the data protection declaration

We ask you to regularly inform yourself about the content of our data protection declaration. We will adapt the data protection declaration as soon as changes to the data processing we carry out make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes require your cooperation (e.g. consent) or other individual notification.

If we provide addresses and contact information for companies and organizations in this data protection declaration, please note that the addresses may change over time and ask you to check the information before contacting us.

 

Rights of data subjects

As a data subject, you are entitled to various rights under the GDPR, which arise in particular from Articles 15 to 18 and 21 GDPR:

  • Right to object: You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data, which is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) of the GDPR; This also applies to profiling based on these provisions. If your personal data is processed for the purpose of direct advertising, 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 connected to such direct advertising.

  • Right to revoke consent: You have the right to revoke your consent at any time.

  • Right to information: You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and to request information about this data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with legal requirements.

  • Right to rectification: In accordance with legal requirements, you have the right to request that the data concerning you be completed or that incorrect data concerning you be corrected.

  • Right to deletion and restriction of processing: In accordance with the legal requirements, you have the right to demand that data concerning you be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to request a restriction on the processing of the data in accordance with the legal requirements.

  • Right to data portability: You have the right to receive data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format in accordance with legal requirements or to request that it be transmitted to another person responsible.

  • Complaint to a supervisory authority: In accordance with the legal requirements, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your usual place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged violation, if you are of the opinion that the processing of your data concerns you personal data violates the GDPR.

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