We are committed to protecting the privacy of your personal data. For that reason, we process your data exclusively in accordance with the legal requirements (GDPR, Federal Data Protection Act [BDSG]). The purpose of this privacy information is to acquaint you with the most important aspects of data processing that come to bear when you visit our website.
General data collection activities during website visits
Every time a data subject or an automated system accesses the website, we collect a range of general data and information. This general data and information is stored in the server's log files. The data and information we collect are:
- an internet protocol address (IP address),
- the data and time of accessing the website,
- the exact page accessed on our website,
- the website from which you accessed our website (known as the referer),
- the browser used and the version of this browser,
- and the operating system used to access our website.
We process this data for the following purposes:
- to warrant a smooth connection with the website,
- to optimise content for you on our website,
- and to warrant system security and stability.
These points are both in your and our legitimate interest. Where necessary, we also use this data to meet our legal obligations in dealings with law enforcement agencies. We will never use the data collected to identify you as a person. The legal basis for this processing is article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. We store these log files for a period of 2 months.
This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland. To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
Contact form, Online application
If you contact us using the form available on our website or by email, or send us your application, we will process the data you provide as well as the above mentioned general data. By using our form you agree that we may process your data. We will not disclose this data to any third party and will use the data exclusively for processing your request and for answering your enquiry. Your consent according to article 6 (1) (a) GDPR forms the legal basis for processing your data. In case you contact us by email, the basis is article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The data we collect during this process will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose you provided it. This is the case when the respective conversation is finished. This in turn is the case when your enquiry appears to be resolved completely. If you contact us for placing a contract, a further legal basis is article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. In this case we keep your enquiry as a business letter for 7 years.
You have the option of subscribing to our newsletter on our website. For this purpose, we require your email address and your agreement with the newsletter subscription.
If you do not supply your email address, you will not receive our newsletters. However if you do not supply optional data, you will still receive the newsletters but they will not be personalised.
For signing up to our newsletter, we use the so called double opt-in procedure. This means that once you have signed up for the newsletter, we will send you an email confirmation along with a link for you to confirm your subscription. Unless you confirm your subscription within 24 hours, your data will be deleted automatically. This ensures that no third party can subscribe you to our newsletter without your consent. After your confirmation, we will save your email address, IP address, date and time of registration and all voluntary information in order to be able to send you our newsletters. Your consent according to article 6 (1) (a) GDPR forms the legal basis for processing your data.
You may withdraw your consent and unsubscribe from this service at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out with your consent up to the withdrawal. You may unsubscribe by clicking the link contained in every newsletter email or by sending a message to the contact data supplied above. We retain your data as long as you are subscribed to the newsletter. We will not disclose this data without your consent.
Generally, you enjoy the following rights: the right to access your data, the right to rectification of your data, the right to erasure of your data, the right to restrict processing of your data, the right to data portability and the right to object to the processing of your data. If you believe that the processing of your data is in breach of data protection law, or your rights under data protection law are otherwise infringed, you may file a claim with the supervisory authority. A list of the competent supervisory authorities classified by Länder is available at www.datenschutz-wiki.de.
You will find further information on your rights at BFDI - Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information.
Please address all inquiries, declarations and questions relating to data use to firstname.lastname@example.org.