The protection of your personal data really matters to us. When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is all information that relates to a person or which can be related to them at least. This includes the name, address, e-mail addresses, and user behaviour. This data protection policy gives you comprehensive information about which data is collected and what it is used for.
Data Processing Controller
The controller in accordance with Art. 4 No. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:
Vor der Bitz 10
56470 Bad Marienberg
Tel.: +49 2661 62670
Fax: +49 2661 626770
(siehe our Imprint)
You can contact our data protection officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or at our postal address, FAO "the data protection officer".
You have the following rights towards us regarding your personal data:
- You can request information from us at any time and free of charge about your personal data which is processed by us
- You may also have the right to have your data corrected, updated or deleted
- You also have a right to have processing restricted
- You also have a right to data transferrability
- You also have the right to complain to a regulatory authority. You can contact the regulatory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our company headquarters
Objection to or revocation of the processing of your data
In many cases, data processing is only possible with your consent. If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke this at any time by sending us an informal e-mail: email@example.com. Once you have issued use this revocation, this has a bearing on the permission to process your personal data. The legality of the data processing carried out until the date consent is revoked remains unaffected by this.
If we base the processing of your personal data on our legitimate interests, you may object to the data being processed. This is the case if processing is not necessary in particular to fulfil a contract with you, which is set out by us in the following description of the functions. Should you exercise any such objection, we would ask you to explain the reasons why you would not like us to process your personal data as we have done. If your objection is justified, we will review the situation and either stop or adapt data processing or set out our compelling, legitimate reasons for continuing with processing.
Of course, you can object to the processing of your personal data for purposes of publicity and data analysis at any time. Submit your objection to publicity by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data Collection when using our Website
Server log files
When you visit our website, the browser used on your device automatically transmits information to our website's server. The server then saves this data as log files.
In particular, the following data are usually automatically collected and stored by the provider of the pages:
- IP address of the calling mobile device,
- Operating system of the calling mobile device,
- Name and version of the browser of the calling mobile device,
- Name of the retrieved file,
- Amount of data transferred in each case,
- Date and time of retrieval.
The data is processed for the purposes of ensuring a trouble-free connection and to ensure optimum usability of our website, as well as for analysing system security and for other administrative purposes.
The legal basis is Art. 6(1), sentence 1(f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the processing of your data for the purposes indicated. We do not draw any conclusions about you personally. The log files are stored for a maximum of 30 days and are then automatically deleted.
We mainly use session cookies on this website. They are automatically deleted as soon as you close your browser. Session cookies store a session ID, which makes it possible for your device to be identified again when you visit our website again. Other cookies (persistent cookies) are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which varies depending on the cookie. Cookies can be deleted in the security settings or the history of your browser at any time.
E-mail and Contact Form
Furthermore, your personal data will only be saved if you provide it yourself, for instance in the context of contacting us or registering for an event. The personal data that you provide us via the contact form or by e-mail (e.g. your name and your address or your e-mail address) will only be processed for correspondence with you and only for the purpose for which you have made the data available to us.
Data processing for the purposes of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6(1). sentence 1(a) GDPR on the basis of your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time by e-mail to us. The legality of the data processing carried out until the date consent is revoked remains unaffected by this.
The personal data collected by us in the context of this contact will be deleted if the purpose of data storage no longer applies (after the enquiry has been dealt with), if you ask is to delete the data or revoke your consent to storage. Storage obligations and other mandatory legal provisions will remain unaffected.
Please note that unencrypted e-mails sent via the Internet are not sufficiently protected against unauthorised access by third parties.
Analysis Tools and Statistics
For marketing, optimisation and statistical purposes, tracking measures are used on this website, which we will explain in more detail below.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other states which are signatories to the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to one of the Google servers in the United States and be shortened there. Google is instructed by the operator of this website to use this information for the purposes of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing the website operator with services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. The IP addresses are made anonymous in such a way that assignment is not possible (IP masking). You may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the available browser plugins at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
You can prevent collection by Google Analytics by clicking the following link as an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents your data from being collected on future visits to this website: cookie settings
You can find more detailed information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics in Google Analytics Help: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
We use HubSpot for our online marketing activities. It is an integrated software solution and we deploy it to cover various aspects of our online marketing.
- Content management (website and blog)
- E-mail marketing (newsletters and automated e-mails, for example about the provision of
- Social media publishing and reporting
- Reporting (such as traffic sources, access, etc.)
- Contact management (such as user segmentation and CRM)
- Landing pages and contact forms
HubSpot is a software company from the U.S. and has a branch office in Ireland.
2nd Floor, 30 North Wall Quay
Dublin 1, Ireland
Telefon: +353 1 5187500
Since personal data are transmitted to the U.S., further protective mechanisms are required to ensure the level of data protection stipulated by the GDPR. We have consequently agreed standard data protection clauses in accordance with Art. 46(2) (c) GDPR. They obligate the recipient of the data in the U.S. to process the data with a level of protection commensurate to that in Europe. In cases where that cannot be ensured by this supplemental contractual obligation, we endeavour to agree more extensive stipulations and pledges with the recipient in the U.S.
On our pages, we do not use social media plugins but rather so-called social bookmarks from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. They are integrated as links to the corresponding services. After clicking the relevant icon, you are redirected to the website of the provider in question. In addition, if a website is forwarded via the "Share" button, the relevant website may appear as an activity in the user's profile for the providers indicated. When logged in, it is therefore possible to assign the data to your account.
Further information about data protection on Twitter can be found in the Twitter data protection policy at http://twitter.com/privacy.
For more details about data collection, about your legal options and opt-out options, please refer to LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy&trk=hb_ft_priv.
Information about how your personal data is handled when using Youtube (Google) can be found in the following link: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/#access.
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Deletion of your Data
Your data which are stored on our server will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose upon which processing based. We are bound by legal retention periods, e.g. tax retention periods, which may prevent the deletion of your data. If data are not deleted because they have to be kept for these time periods or are necessary for other and legally permissible purposes, we will restrict their processing.
Encryption and Data Security
Our server encrypts access and visits to our website with the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method. You can tell this from the closed view of the key symbol in the address line of the browser and by the fact that the address line of the browser changes to https://. If this encryption is active, it is not possible for third parties to read the data that you transmit to us.
We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, tampering or unauthorised access. We are improving these safety measures in step with technical progress.
We will only transfer your personal data to third parties if you have given us your express consent to do so pursuant to Art. 6(1) sentence 1(a) GDPR, if disclosure pursuant to 6(1) sentence 1(a) GDPR is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and if there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data. In addition, we will pass on your data if we are legally obliged under Art. 6(1) sentence 1(c) GDPR to make the transfer legally permissible and under Art. 6(1) sentence 1(b) GDPR is required for the processing of contractual relationships with you. We sometimes use the services of other people and companies for individual tasks. In this context, it may be necessary to transfer your data to those third parties or to order data processors.
Processing your data in a country outside the EU or transferring your data to any such third country by us or in the context of the use of services of third parties will only take place accordingly if it is for the fulfilment of our (pre)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests.
Update of this Data Protection Policy
This data protection policy is currently valid and is dated May 2018. We reserve the right to change this data protection policy. The data protection policy may be amended for technical, as well as for data protection reasons. Therefore, please observe the current version.