Data protection declaration according to GDPR
The protection of personal data is important to us. Therefore, the processing of personal data is carried out in accordance with applicable European and national legislation.
We enable interested parties to contact us using special online forms, by telephone or by post. Personal data is collected to answer inquiries.
You can of course revoke your declaration of consent at any time with effect for the future. Please contact the person responsible in accordance with Section 1. The following statement provides an overview of what type of data is collected, how this data is used and passed on, what security measures we take to protect your data and how and how you receive information about the information given to us.
Legal basis for processing personal data
To the extent that we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing personal data, Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.
When processing personal data that is necessary to fulfill a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.
If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which we are subject, Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter c) GDPR serves as the legal basis.
If the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing .
Data deletion and storage period
The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. Storage can also take place if this has been provided for by European or national legislators in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which we are subject. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data to conclude or fulfill a contract.
1 The data protection officer
(1) Name and address of the person responsible
The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:
Dr. Christian Hirsch
If you have any questions about data protection, please contact:
Dr. Christian Hirsch
2 Provision of website & creation of log files
(1) If you use the website for informational purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we automatically collect the following data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer each time you access the website:
The user's IP address Information about the browser type and version used The user's operating system Date and time of access Websites from which the user's system accesses the website Websites that are accessed by the user's system via our website Content of the calls (specific pages) Each transmitted Amount of data Language and version of browser software Search engines used
The log files contain IP addresses. The data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user. The legal basis for the temporary storage of log files is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence Letter f) GDPR.
(2) The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary in order to: a) enable delivery of the website to the user's computer. For this purpose, the user's IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.b) to optimize the content of our website as well as the advertising for itc) to ensure the functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website) law enforcement authorities in the event of a cyber attack for criminal prosecution to provide necessary information
The data is stored in log files to ensure the functionality of the website. The data also serves us to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. The data will not be evaluated for marketing purposes in this context.
These purposes also include our legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR.
(3) The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected - in this case at the end of the usage process
If the data is stored in log files, this is the case after 7 days at the latest. Storage beyond this is possible. In this case, the IP addresses are deleted or anonymized so that it is no longer possible to assign the calling client.
(4) The collection of data to provide the website and the storage of the data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website, which is why there is no possibility of objection.
(1) This website uses so-called cookies. Below you will find a list of cookies with a description of which ones are used. Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser by a web server as soon as you visit a website and are stored locally on your device (PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone, etc.) and are stored on your computer and given to the user (i.e. us). provide certain information. Cookies are used to make the website more customer-friendly and secure, in particular to collect usage-related information, such as frequency of use and number of users of the pages and page usage behavior. Cookies do not cause any damage to the computer and do not contain any viruses. This cookie contains a characteristic string (so-called cookie ID) that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is accessed again.
Google Ads Conversion (for measuring the success of the website, but not for advertising) Google Analytics
4 Disclosure of personal data to third parties
Links to external websites
This website contains links to external sites. We are responsible for our own content. We have no influence on the contents of external links and are therefore not responsible for them; in particular, we do not adopt their contents as our own. If you are directed to an external site, the data protection declaration provided there applies. If you notice any illegal activities or content on this site, please feel free to let us know. In this case, we will check the content and respond accordingly (notice and take down procedure).
5 Contact form & email contact
(1) There is a contact form on our website that can be used to contact us electronically. If you take advantage of this option, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored.
At the time the message is sent, the following data is also stored:
User's IP address, date and time
Alternatively, you can contact us using the email address provided. In this case, the personal data transmitted with the email will be stored.
If this involves information about communication channels (e.g. email address, telephone number), you also agree that we may also contact you via this communication channel in order to answer your request.
In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation.
(2) The legal basis for the processing of the data, if the user has given his consent, is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence a) GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted when sending an email is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR. If the e-mail contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 Para. 1S. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
(3) The processing of the personal data from the input mask serves us solely to process the contact. We will of course only use the data from your email inquiries for the purpose for which you provide it to us when you contact us. If you contact us via email, answering the email also represents the necessary legitimate interest in processing the data. The other personal data processed during the sending process serves to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.
(4) The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those that were sent by email, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation ends when it can be seen from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified.
(5) You have the option to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If you contact us by email, you can object to the storage of your personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot continue. Regarding the revocation of consent/objection to storage, we ask you to contact the person responsible or the data protection officer in accordance with § 1 via email or by post. In this case, all personal data that was stored in the course of contacting you will be deleted.
If you purchase goods or services on our website and provide your email address, we may subsequently use it to send you a newsletter. In such a case, the newsletter will only be used to send direct advertising for similar goods or services.
The data is used exclusively for sending the newsletter. The legal basis for sending the newsletter is Art. 7 Para. 3 UWG.
You can cancel the receipt of our newsletters at any time and thereby revoke your consent by clicking on the “Unsubscribe from newsletter” field in our newsletter link or by sending us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or a message to the Send contact details provided in the imprint.
6 Web analysis with Google Analytics
(1) On our website we use the service of Google LLC (Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Monutain View, CA 94043, USA) to analyze the surfing behavior of our users. The software sets a cookie on your computer (see above for cookies). If individual pages of our website are accessed, the following data is stored:
Two bytes of the IP address of the user's accessing system, the website accessed, entry pages, exit pages, the time spent on the website and the abandonment rate, the frequency of accessing the website, country of origin and regional origin, language, browser, operating system, screen resolution, use of Flash or Java, search engines used and search terms used
The information generated by the cookie about users' use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. The software is set so that the IP addresses are not saved in full, but only in abbreviated form. In this way, it is no longer possible to assign the shortened IP address to the calling computer. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. However, the IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.
(2) The legal basis for the processing of users' personal data is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR.
(3) On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website and to compile reports on website activity. By evaluating the data obtained, we are able to compile information about the use of the individual components of our website. This helps us to continually improve our website and its user-friendliness. For these purposes, our legitimate interest lies in the processing of data in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f) GDPR. By anonymizing the IP address, the user's interest in protecting personal data is sufficiently taken into account.
(4) The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for our recording purposes.
You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install. The current link is: “Google Opt-out.”
(6) The third party provider is Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: 353 (1) 436 1001. Further information can be found in the user conditions under Google Terms, in the data protection overview under Google Privacy.
7 Rights of the data subject
If your personal data is processed, you are the data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights towards the person responsible:
1. Right to information
(1) You can request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed by us. Is there such a thing?
Before processing, you can request free information from the person responsible at any time about the personal data stored about you as well as the following information:
a) the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
b) the categories of personal data that are processed;
c) the recipients or the categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or will be disclosed;
d) the planned duration of storage of the personal data concerning you or, if specific information on this is not possible, criteria for determining the storage period;
e) the existence of a right to rectification or deletion of personal data concerning you, a right to restrict processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
f) the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
g) all available information about the origin of the data if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;
h) the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Article 22 Paragraphs 1 and 4 GDPR and - at least in these cases - meaningful information about the logic involved as well as the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.
(2) You have the right to request information as to whether the personal data concerning you will be transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you can request to be informed about the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer.
2. Right to rectification
You have the right to immediate correction and/or completion from the person responsible if the processed personal data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete.
3. Right to restriction of processing
(1) Under the following conditions, you can request that the person responsible immediately restrict the processing of personal data concerning you:
a) if you contest the accuracy of the personal data relating to you for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
b) the processing is unlawful and you refuse the deletion of the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data;
c) the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or
d) if you have objected to the processing in accordance with Article 21 Para. 1 GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh your reasons.
(2) If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, this data - apart from its storage - may only be permitted with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of a important public interest of the Union or a Member State. If the restriction on processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the person responsible before the restriction is lifted.
4. Right to deletion
(1) You can request that the person responsible delete the personal data concerning you immediately if one of the following reasons applies:
a) The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
b) You revoke your consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a or Article 9 Paragraph 2 Letter a GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
c) You object to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or you object to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Para. 2 GDPR.
d) Your personal data has been processed unlawfully.
e) The deletion of personal data concerning you is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
f) The personal data concerning you was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 Para. 1 GDPR.
(2) If the person responsible has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged to delete it in accordance with Article 17 Para. 1 GDPR, he will take appropriate measures, including technical ones, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs to inform the data controllers who process the personal data that you, as the data subject, have requested them to delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data.
(3) The right to deletion does not exist if processing is necessary
a) to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
b) for compliance with a legal obligation requiring processing under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject, or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller ;
c) for reasons of public interest in the field of public health in accordance with Article 9 Paragraph 2 Letters h and i and Article 9 Paragraph 3 GDPR;
d) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 (1) GDPR, insofar as the law referred to in section a) is likely to make the achievement of the objectives of this processing impossible or seriously impair it, or
e) to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
5. Right to information
If you have asserted the right to rectification, deletion or restriction of processing against the controller, the controller is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification/deletion/restriction of processing, unless this is proven proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about these recipients by the person responsible.
6. Right to data portability
(1) You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the person responsible in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided
a) the processing is based on consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR or on a contract in accordance with Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR and
b) the processing is carried out using automated procedures.
(2) When exercising this right, you also have the right to have the personal data concerning you transmitted directly from one person responsible to another person responsible, to the extent that this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other people must not be impaired by this.
(3) The right to data portability does not apply to processing of personal data that is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
(4) To assert the right to data portability, the data subject can contact the person responsible for processing at any time.
7. Right to object
(1) 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.
(2) The person responsible will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless he can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
(3) If the personal data concerning you is processed for the purpose of direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; This also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected to such direct advertising. If you object to processing for direct advertising purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.
(4) In connection with the use of information society services - regardless of Directive 2002/58/EC - you have the opportunity to exercise your right to object using automated procedures that use technical specifications.
(5) To exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact the person responsible for processing directly.
8. Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law
You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out based on the consent before its revocation. You can contact the person responsible for this.
9. Automated decision-making in individual cases including profiling
(1) You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - which has legal effects on you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision
a) is necessary for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract between you and the person responsible,
b) is permitted by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and such law contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests or
c) takes place with your express consent.
(2) However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data according to Art. 9 Para. 1 GDPR, unless Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. a or g GDPR applies and
appropriate measures have been taken to protect your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests.
(3) With regard to the cases mentioned in (1) and (3), the person responsible takes appropriate measures to protect the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the person responsible, to present the own point of view and to challenge the decision.
(4) If the data subject would like to assert rights with regard to automated decisions, he or she can contact the person responsible for processing at any time.
10. Right to complain to a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you are of the opinion that the processing of personal data concerning you is contrary to violates the GDPR. The supervisory authority to which the complaint was submitted will inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy in accordance with Art. 78 GDPR.
We reserve the right to change our privacy practices and this Policy to adapt to changes in relevant laws or regulations or to better meet your needs. Possible changes to our data protection practices will be announced here accordingly. Please note the current version date of the data protection declaration.
The data protection declaration is based on the terms used by the European legislator when issuing the EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”). The data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand. To ensure this, the most important terms are explained below:
a) Personal data is all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as “data subject”). A natural person is considered to be identifiable if he or she can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more special characteristics that express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
b) Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the data controller.
c) Processing is any operation or series of operations which is carried out on personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as the collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, reading, querying Use, disclosure by transmission, distribution or other form of provision, alignment or combination, restriction, deletion or destruction.
d) Pseudonymization 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 organizational measures to ensure that the personal data is not identified or identifiable natural person.
f) The person responsible or responsible for processing is the natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. If the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
g) Processor is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
h) Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to which personal data is disclosed, regardless of whether it is a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation under Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients.
i) Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.
j) Consent is any voluntary, informed and unambiguous expression of wishes given by the data subject for a specific case in the form of a statement or other unambiguous confirmatory act by which the data subject indicates that he or she consents to the processing of the personal data concerning him or her data is agreed.