Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

With the following data protection declaration we would like to inform you about what types of your personal data (hereinafter also referred to briefly 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 the context of the provision of our services and in particular on our websites, in mobile applications as well as within external online presences, such as our social media profiles (collectively referred to as "Online Offer").

The terms used are not gender specific.

As of 10 November 2020

Overview of processing
The following overview summarises the types of data processed and the purposes of their processing and refers to the affected persons.

types of processed data

  • stock data (e.g. names, addresses).
  • content data (e.g. inputs in online forms).
  • contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers).
  • meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
  • usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times).

categories of affected persons

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

purposes of processing

  • contact requests and communication.
Relevant legal bases
In the following, we provide the legal bases of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), on the basis of which we process the personal data. Please note that in addition to the provisions of the GDPR, the national data protection requirements may apply in your or our country of residence and residence. Should more specific legal bases be relevant in individual cases, we will inform you of them in the data protection declaration.

  • performance of the contract and pre-contractual enquiries (Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 1 lit. b. GDPR) - The processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, which take place at the request of the data subject.
  • Eligible interests (Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 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, which require the protection of personal data, prevail.

National data protection regulations in Germany: In addition to the data protection regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation, national regulations on data protection apply in Germany. This includes in particular the Act on the Protection against Misuse of Personal Data in Data Processing (Federal Data Protection Act – BDSG). In particular, the BDSG contains special provisions on the right to information, the right to erasure, the right to object, the processing of special categories of personal data, processing for other purposes and transmission, as well as automated decision-making in individual cases, including profiling. It also regulates data processing for the purposes of the employment relationship (Section 26 of the BDSG), in particular with regard to the establishment, implementation or termination of employment relationships as well as the consent of employees. In addition, state data protection laws of the individual federal states can be applied.
We shall take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of protection commensurate with the risk, taking into account the state of the art, the cost of implementation and the nature, the scope of the processing, as well as the different probability of occurrence and the extent of the threat to the rights and freedoms of natural persons.

Measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical and electronic access to the data, as well as access to, entry, disclosure, securing availability and separation. In addition, we have established procedures that ensure the exercise of data subjects rights, the erasure of data and reactions to the risk of the data. Furthermore, we take into account the protection of personal data already in the development or selection of hardware, software and procedures in accordance with the principle of data protection, through technical design and through data protection-friendly presets.

SSL encryption (https): In order to protect your data transmitted via our online offer, we use SSL encryption. You can detect encrypted connections by the prefix https:// in the address bar of your browser.

When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the information of the requesting persons will be processed, insofar as this is necessary to answer the contact requests and any necessary measures requested.

The answer to contact requests in the context of contractual or pre-contractual relationships is to fulfil our contractual obligations or to respond to (pre)contractual requests and, moreover, on the basis of the legitimate interests in answering the enquiries.

  • Processed data types: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact details (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. entries in online forms).
  • Affected persons: communication partner.
  • purposes of processing: contact requests and communication.
  • legal basis: fulfillment of the contract and pre-contractual enquiries (Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 1 lit. b. GDPR), Legitimate interests (Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 1 lit. f. GDPR).
Deletion of data
The data processed by us will be deleted in accordance with the legal requirements as soon as their consents permitted for processing are revoked or other permission is omitted (e.g. if the purpose of the processing of this data has ceased or they are not necessary for the purpose).

If the data is not deleted because it is necessary for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing is 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 retained for commercial or tax reasons or whose storage is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person.

Further information on the deletion of personal data may also be provided within the framework of the individual data protection notices of this data protection declaration.

Modification and updating of the Privacy Policy
We kindly ask you to keep up to know regularly about the content of our privacy policy. We will adjust the Privacy Policy as soon as the changes to the data processing we perform make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes require an act of participation on your part (e.g. consent) or any other individual notification.

If we provide addresses and contact information of companies and organizations in this Privacy Policy, please note that the addresses may change over time and ask you to check the information before contacting them.

This section provides an overview of the terms used in this Privacy Policy. Many of the terms are taken from the law and are defined above all in Article 4 GDPR. The legal definitions are binding. The following explanations, on the other hand, are primarily intended for understanding. The terms are sorted alphabetically.

  • Personal Data: "Personal Data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as the "Data Subject"); Identifiable is a natural person who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by association with an identifier such as a name, identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or one or more specific characteristics that are an expression of the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
  • Responsible person: The "responsible person" means the natural or legal person, authority, body or other body which decides, alone or jointly with others, on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.
  • processing: "processing" means any operation or series of operations carried out with or without the help of automated procedures in connection with personal data. The term goes far and covers virtually every use of data, be it the collection, the evaluating, the saving, the transmission or the deletion.