Name and contact details of the responsible person(s)
Our responsible person(s) (hereinafter "responsible person") within the meaning of Art. 4 fig. 7 DSGVO is:
Reichenhainer Street 1
Managing Director Benjamin Gruner
Types of data, purposes of processing and categories of data subjects
In the following, we inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of personal data.
1. types of data we process
2. purposes of the processing according to Art. 13 para. 1 c) DS-GVO
3. categories of data subjects according to Art. 13 para. 1 e) DS-GVO
Visitors/users of the website, interested parties,
The data subjects are collectively referred to as "users".
Legal basis of the processing of personal data
Below we inform you about the legal basis for the processing of personal data:
If we have obtained your consent for the processing of personal data, the legal basis is Article 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a) DS-GVO.
If the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, which are carried out at your request, Art. 6 (1) S. 1 lit. b) DS-GVO is the legal basis.
If the processing is necessary for the fulfillment of a legal obligation to which we are subject (e.g. legal retention obligations), Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. c) DS-GVO is the legal basis.
If the processing is necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person, Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. d) DS-GVO is the legal basis.
If the processing is necessary to protect our or a third party's legitimate interests and your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms do not override this, Art. 6 (1) S. 1 lit. f) DS-GVO is the legal basis.
Disclosure of personal data to third parties and order processors
As a matter of principle, we do not pass on any data to third parties without your consent. If this should nevertheless be the case, then the disclosure takes place on the basis of the previously mentioned legal grounds, e.g. in the case of the disclosure of data to online payment providers for the fulfillment of contracts or due to a court order or because of a legal obligation to hand over the data for the purpose of criminal prosecution, to avert danger or to enforce intellectual property rights.
We also use processors (external service providers, e.g. for web hosting of our websites and databases) to process your data. If data is passed on to the processors as part of a contract processing agreement, this is always done in accordance with Art. 28 DS-GVO. In doing so, we carefully select our processors, regularly monitor them and have been granted a right to issue instructions regarding the data. In addition, the processors must have taken appropriate technical and organizational measures and comply with the data protection regulations according to BDSG n.F. and DS-GVO.
Data transfer to third countries
The adoption of the European General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) has created a uniform basis for data protection in Europe. Your data is therefore predominantly processed by companies to which DS-GVO applies. If, however, processing is carried out by services of third parties outside the European Union or the European Economic Area, these must meet the special requirements of Art. 44 et seq. DS-GVO. This means that the processing takes place on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination by the EU Commission of a level of data protection corresponding to the EU or the observance of officially recognized special contractual obligations, the so-called "standard contractual clauses". In the case of U.S. companies, submission to the so-called "Privacy Shield," the data protection agreement between the EU and the U.S., fulfills these requirements.
Deletion of data and storage period
Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for storing it no longer applies, unless its further storage is necessary for evidence purposes or is contrary to statutory storage obligations. This includes, for example, retention obligations under commercial law for business letters in accordance with Section 257 (1) of the German Commercial Code (HGB) (6 years) and retention obligations under tax law for documents in accordance with Section 147 (1) of the German Fiscal Code (AO) (10 years). If the prescribed retention period expires, your data will be blocked or deleted, unless the storage is still necessary for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract.
Existence of automated decision making
We do not use automated decision-making or profiling.
Provision of our website and creation of log files
If you only use our website for informational purposes (i.e. no registration and no other transmission of information), we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data:
Internet service provider of the user;
Date and time of access;
Language and browser version;
Content of the retrieval;
Access status/HTTP status code;
Amount of data;
Websites from which the request came;
A storage of this data together with other personal data of you does not take place.
This data is used for the purpose of user-friendly, functional and secure delivery of our website to you with functions and content as well as its optimization and statistical evaluation.
The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest in data processing, which also lies in the above purposes, according to Art. 6 para. 1 p.1 lit. f) DS-GVO.
For security reasons, we store this data in server log files for a storage period of days. After this period, they are automatically deleted, unless we need to keep them for evidence purposes in the event of attacks on the server infrastructure or other legal violations.
Session cookies: we use so-called cookies to recognize multiple use of an offer by the same user (e.g. if you have logged in to determine your login status). When you visit our site again, these cookies provide information to automatically recognize you. The information thus obtained is used to optimize our offers and to provide you with easier access to our site. When you close the browser or log out, the session cookies are deleted.
Persistent cookies: these are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.
Cookies from third-party providers (third-party cookies): According to your wishes, you can configure your browser settings and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. However, we would like to point out at this point that you may then not be able to use all the functions of this website. Read more about these cookies in the respective privacy statements of the third-party providers.
The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. lit. b) DS-GVO if the cookies are set to initiate a contract, e.g. for orders, and otherwise we have a legitimate interest in the effective functionality of the website, so that in this case Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) DS-GVO is the legal basis.
Presence in social media
We process the data you send us via these networks in order to communicate with you and to reply to your messages there.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data is our legitimate interest in communicating with users and our external presentation for the purpose of advertising in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f) DS-GVO. Insofar as you have given the responsible party of the social network consent to the processing of your personal data, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) and Art. 7 DS-GVO.
The data protection notices, information options and objection options (opt-out) of the respective networks can be found here:
Social media plug-ins
We use social media plug-ins from social networks on our website. We use the so-called "two-click solution" hariff from c't and heise.de. When our website is accessed, no personal data is transmitted to the providers of the plug-ins as a result. Next to the logo or brand of the social network, you will find a slider with which you can activate the plug-in by clicking on it. After activation, the provider of the social network receives the information that you have accessed our website and your personal data is transmitted to the provider of the plug-in and stored there. These are so-called third party cookies. According to some providers such as Facebook and XING, your IP is anonymized immediately after collection.
The data collected about the user is stored by the plug-in provider as usage profiles. These are used for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or needs-based design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (also for users who are not logged in) for the display of needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about the user's activities on our website. The user has a right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby one must contact the respective plug-in provider to exercise this right.
The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is our legitimate interest in improving and optimizing our website by increasing our visibility through social networks as well as the possibility of interaction with you and users among themselves via social networks pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p.1 lit. f) DS-GVO.
We have no influence on the collected data and data processing operations. We also have no knowledge of the scope of the data collection, the purpose of the processing and the storage periods. We also have no information on the deletion of the collected data by the plug-in provider.
We refer to the respective data protection declarations of the social networks regarding the purpose and scope of data collection and processing. In addition, you will also find information there about your rights and setting options for the protection of your personal data.
We have integrated plug-ins from the social network Facebook.com (company headquarters in the EU: Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland) on our website as part of the so-called "two-click solution" from Shariff.You can recognize these by the Facebook logo "f" or the addition "Like", "Like" or "Share".
As soon as you activate the Facebook plug-in, a connection is established from your browser to the Facebook servers. In doing so, Facebook receives the information, including your IP, that you have accessed our website and transmits this information to Facebook servers in the USA, where this information is stored. If you are logged into your account on Facebook, Facebook can assign this information to your account. When using the functions of the plug-in, e.g. pressing the "Like" button, this information is also transmitted from your browser to Facebook's servers in the USA and stored there as well as displayed in your Facebook profile and possibly to your friends.
If you log out of Facebook before visiting our website and delete your cookies, no data about your visit to our website will be assigned to your profile on Facebook when the plug-in is activated.
You can also prevent the Facebook plug-in from loading by using so-called "Facebook Blocker", which you can install as an add-on for your browser: Facebook Blocker for Firefox, Chrome and Opera or 1blocker for Safari, iPad and iPhone.
Facebook has submitted to the Privacy Shield and thus ensures that European data protection law is complied with: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
We have integrated plug-ins from the social network Twitter.com (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St., Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA) on our website as part of the so-called "two-click solution" from Shariff. You can recognize these plug-ins by the Twitter logo with a white bird on a blue background. You can find an overview of Twitter buttons or tweets at: https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/twitter-for-websites/overview.
If you are logged into your Twitter account while you voluntarily activate the Twitter plug-ins, Twitter can assign the call to our website to your Twitter profile. We do not know which data is transmitted to Twitter.
If you want to exclude data transmission to Twitter when activating the plug-in, log out of Twitter before visiting our website and delete your cookies.
Twitter has submitted to the Privacy Shield and thus ensures that European data protection law is complied with: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
We have integrated plug-ins from the social network Instagram (Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA) on our website as part of the so-called "two-click solution" from Shariff. You can recognize this by the Instagram logo in the form of a square camera.
If you voluntarily activate the plug-in, a connection is established from your browser to the servers of Instagram. Instagram receives the information, including your IP address, that you have visited our site and transmits the information to Instagram servers in the USA, where this information is stored. If you are logged into your account on Instagram, Instagram can assign this information to your account and you can click the Instagram button and thus share and save the content of our pages on your Instagram account and possibly show it to your friends there. We have no knowledge of the exact content of the transmitted data, its use and storage period by Instagram.
If you log out of Instagram before visiting our website and delete your cookies, no data about your visit to our website will be assigned to your profile on Instagram when the plug-in is activated.
Rights of the data subject
Objection or revocation to the processing of your data
Insofar as the processing is based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a), Art. 7 DS-GVO, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.
Insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on the balance of interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f) DS-GVO, you may object to the processing. This is the case if the processing is not necessary, in particular, for the performance of a contract with you, which is presented by us in each case in the following description of the functions. When exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will examine the merits of the case and either discontinue or adapt the data processing or show you our compelling legitimate grounds on the basis of which we will continue the processing.
You may object to the processing of your personal data for purposes of advertising and data analysis at any time. You can exercise the right to object free of charge. You can inform us about your advertising objection using the following contact details:
Reichenhainer Straße 1
Managing Director Benjamin Gruner
Right to information
You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed. If this is the case, you have a right to information about your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 15 DS-GVO. This includes, in particular, information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the origin of your data if it has not been collected directly from you.
Right to rectification
You have a right to have incorrect data corrected or correct data completed in accordance with Art. 16 DS-GVO.
Right to deletion
You have a right to have your data stored by us deleted in accordance with Art. 17 DS-GVO, unless legal or contractual retention periods or other legal obligations or rights to further storage prevent this.
Right to restriction
You have the right to request a restriction in the processing of your personal data if one of the conditions in Art. 18 (1) a) to d) DS-GVO is met:
If you contest the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
the processing is unlawful and you object to the erasure of the personal data and request instead the restriction of the use of the personal data;
the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; or
if you have objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) DS-GVO and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate grounds of the controller outweigh your grounds.
Right to data portability
You have a right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 DS-GVO, which means that you can receive the personal data we hold about you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or request that it be transferred to another controller.
Right to complain
You have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority for this purpose, in particular in the Member State of your residence, workplace or the place of the alleged infringement.
In order to protect all personal data transmitted to us and to ensure that data protection regulations are complied with by us, as well as by our external service providers, we have taken appropriate technical and organizational security measures. Therefore, among other things, all data between your browser and our server is transmitted encrypted via a secure SSL connection.