1) Information on the collection of personal data and contact details of the data controller
1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. In the following, we inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified.
1.2 The data controller on this website according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is: Daniel John Hawk, Corinthstr. 55, 10245 Berlin, Germany, Tel.: +49 152 36227915, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The data controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.
1.3 This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or enquiries to the controller). You can recognize an encrypted connection by the character string “https://” and the lock symbol in your browser line.
2) Data collection when visiting our website
When using our website for informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called “server log files”). When you visit our website, we collect the following data, which is necessary for us to technically display the website to you:
- Our visited website
- Date and time of access
- Amount of data sent in bytes
- Source/reference which directed you to the page
- Browser used
- Operating system used
- IP address used (if applicable: in anonymous form)
Processing is carried out in accordance with point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be forwarded or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to subsequently check the server log files if there are concrete indications of illegal use.
In order to make the visit of our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and enable us or our partners (third-party cookies) to recognise your browser during your next visit (persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process certain user information such as browser and location data as well as IP address values. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie.
If personal data is also processed by individual cookies that we implement, the processing is carried out pursuant to point (b) of Art. 6 (1) of the GDPR either for the performance of the contract or pursuant to point (f) of Art. 6 (1) of the GDPR to protect our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and effective design when visiting our site.
We may work with advertising partners who help us to make our website more interesting for you. For this purpose, cookies from partner companies are also stored on your hard drive when you visit our website (third-party cookies). If we cooperate with aforementioned advertising partners, you will be informed individually and separately about the use of such cookies and the scope of the information collected in each case within the following paragraphs.
Please note that you can set your browser so that you are informed when cookies are set and can decide individually whether to accept them or whether to exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. These can be found for each browser under the following links:
- Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
- Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=de&hlrm=en&answer=95647
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
- Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/de/cookies.html
Please note that if cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be restricted.
4) Contacting us
When you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), personal data is collected. The type of data that is collected in the event of using a contact form is apparent from the respective contact form. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for establishing contact and conducting any associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request pursuant to point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR. If the purpose of your contact is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for processing your data is point (b) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR. Your data will be deleted after we have processed your inquiry. This is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matters in question have been clarified finally and provided that there are no legal obligations to the contrary to retain data.
5) Tools and Other
Cookie Consent Tool based on Usercentrics technology
This website uses a cookie consent tool with technology from Usercentrics GmbH, Rosental 4, 80331 Munich (hereinafter “Usercentrics”) to obtain effective user consent for cookies requiring consent and cookie-based applications.
In order for the cookie consent tool to clearly assign page views to individual users and to individually record, log and store the consent settings made by the user for the duration of a session, certain user information (including the IP address) is collected by the cookie consent tool when opening our website, transmitted to Usercentrics servers and stored there.
This data processing takes place in accordance with point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in legally compliant, user-specific and user-friendly consent management for cookies and also our interest in the legally compliant design of our website.
Another legal basis for the data processing described is point (c) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. As the person who is responsible, we are legally obliged to make the use of technically unnecessary cookies dependent on the respective user’s consent.
We have entered into a contract with Usercentrics for the processing of personal data, under which we oblige Usercentrics to protect the data of visitors to our website and not to disclose it to third parties.
For more information on data usage by Usercentrics, please refer to the Usercentrics Privacy Statement at https://usercentrics.com/privacy-policy/
6) Rights of the data subject
6.1 The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive rights (information and intervention rights) vis-à-vis the controller processing your personal data, which we inform you of below:
- Right of access according to Article 15 of the GDPR: In particular, you have the right to access your personal data processed by us, the processing purposes, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period or the criteria for determining the storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, objection to processing, complaint to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us from you, the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, where applicable, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing concerning you, as well as your right to be informed of the guarantees pursuant to Article 46 of the GDPR in the event your data is transferred to third countries;
- Right to rectification according to Article 16 of the GDPR: You have the right of immediate rectification of incorrect data concerning you and/or completion of incomplete data stored by us;
- Right to erasure according to Article 17 of the GDPR: You have the right to demand erasure of your personal data if the requirements of Article 17 (1) of the GDPR are met. However, this right does not apply in particular if processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
- Right to restriction of processing according to Article 18 of the GDPR: You have the right to demand the processing of your personal data be restricted, as long as the correctness of the data you dispute is verified, if you decline to the erasure of your data due to inadmissible data processing and instead demand the processing of your data be restricted, if you need your data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, after we no longer need this data after it has been used for its intended purpose, or if you have lodged an objection due to your particular situation, as long as it is not yet known whether our legitimate reasons prevail;
- Right to be informed according to Article 19 of the GDPR: If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing to the controller, the latter is obliged to notify all recipients to whom your personal data has been disclosed of this rectification, erasure or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed of these recipients.
- Right to data portability according to Article 20 of the GDPR: You have the right to receive your personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another responsible person as far as this is technically feasible;
- Right to withdraw consent granted according to Article 7 (3) of the GDPR: You have the right to withdraw consent initial granted for the processing of data at any time with effect for the future. In the event of withdrawal, we will immediately delete the data concerned provided that further processing cannot be based on a legal basis for processing without consent. Withdrawing consent does not affect the legality of processing carried out from the time of consent to withdrawal;
- Right to lodge a complaint according to Article 77 of the GDPR: If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR, you have the right – irrespective of any other administrative or judicial remedy – to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, your place of work or the place where the alleged violation occurred.
6.2 RIGHT TO OBJECT
IF IN THE CONTEXT OF A WEIGHING OF INTERESTS, WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON THE BASIS OF OUR PREDOMINANT LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO OBJECT TO SUCH PROCESSING WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION.
IF YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL TERMINATE THE PROCESSING OF DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CONTINUE PROCESSING IF WE CAN PROVE COMPELLING GROUNDS FOR PROCESSING WORTHY OF PROTECTION WHICH OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES TO ASSERT, EXERCISE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS.
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED BY US IN ORDER TO CONDUCT DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING. YOU CAN EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
IF YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES.
7) Storage duration of personal data
The storage duration of personal data is measured according to the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and – if relevant – additionally according to the respective legal retention period (e.g. commercial and tax retention periods).
If personal data is processed on the basis of expressly given consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject revokes his/her consent.
If there are legal storage periods for data which is processed within the framework of legal or similar obligations on the basis of point (b) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR, this data will be routinely deleted after expiration of the storage periods if it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of a contract or the initiation of a contract and/or if we no longer have a legitimate interest in further storage.
When processing personal data on the basis of point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR, the data is stored until the data subject exercises his/her right to object according to Article 21 (1) of the GDPR, unless we can prove compelling grounds for data processing worthy of protection which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If personal data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing on the basis of point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his/her right to object pursuant to Article 21 (2) of the GDPR.
Furthermore, unless otherwise indicated in other information contained in this statement regarding specific processing situations, personal data that has been stored shall be erased when it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.