Imprint & Privacy Policy

This data protection declaration clarifies the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) within our online offer and the websites, functions and contents associated with it, as well as external online presences, such as our social media profile. (collectively referred to hereinafter as “Online Offer”). With regard to the terms used, such as “processing” or “responsible”, we refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Types of data processed:

– Inventory data (e.g., names, addresses).
– Contact details (e.g., e-mail, phone numbers).
– Content data (e.g., text input, photographs, videos).
– Usage data (e.g., websites visited, interest in content, access times).
– Meta/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).

Purpose of processing

– Make available the online offer, its functions and contents.
– Responding to contact requests and communicating with users.
– Security measures.
– Range measurement/marketing

Terms used

“Personal Data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘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, an 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.

“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.

‘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.

Relevant legal bases

In accordance with Article 13 GDPR, we shall inform you of the legal bases of our data processing operations. Unless the legal basis is mentioned in the data protection declaration, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consents is Art. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR, the legal basis for processing for the performance of our services and the implementation of contractual measures as well as answering questions is Art. 1 lit. b GDPR, the legal basis for processing in order to fulfil our legal obligations is Art. 1 lit. c GDPR, and the legal basis for processing in order to safeguard our legitimate interests is Art. 1 lit. f GDPR. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6(p) of the data is used. 1 lit. d GDPR as the legal basis.

Security

We kindly ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of our data protection declaration. 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.

Cooperation with processors and third parties

If, in the course of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (processors or third parties), transmit them to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this is only done on the basis of a legal permission (e.g. if a transfer of the data to third parties, such as to payment service providers, in accordance with Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. b GDPR is required for the fulfilment of the contract), you have consented to this. , provides for a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).

If we entrust third parties with the processing of data on the basis of a so-called “order processing contract”, this is done on the basis of Article 28 GDPR.

Transfers to third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if we do so in the context of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transfer of data to third parties, this will only be done if it is done in order to fulfil 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. Subject to legal or contractual authorisations, we will process or leave the data in a third country only if the special conditions of Art. 44 ff. GDPR. This means that the processing is carried out, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognised determination of an EU-compliant level of data protection (e.g. for the USA through the “Privacy Shield”) or compliance with officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called “standard contractual clauses”).

Rights of data subjects

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and for information on such data as well as for further information and copy of the data in accordance with Article 15 GDPR.

They have accordingly. Article 16 GDPR the right to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of the inaccurate data concerning you.

In accordance with Article 17 GDPR, you have the right to request that the data in question be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to require a restriction on the processing of the data in accordance with Article 18 GDPR.

You have the right to request that the data concerning you, which you have provided to us, be received in accordance with Article 20 GDPR and request its transmission to other controllers.

They have also made a Article 77 GDPR gives the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Withdrawal

You have the right to give consents in accordance with the Art. 7 Abs. 3 GDPR with effect for the future to be revoked

Right to object

You may object at any time to the future processing of the data concerning you in accordance with Article 21 GDPR. The opposition may be made in particular against the processing for direct marketing purposes.

Cookies and right of objection in the case of direct marketing

“Cookies” means small files that are stored on users’ computers. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store the information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after his visit within an online offer. Temporary cookies, or “session cookies” or “transient cookies”, are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes their browser. In such a cookie, for example, the contents of a shopping cart can be stored in an online shop or a login block. Cookies are called “permanent” or “persistent” and remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved if the users visit them after several days. Similarly, such a cookie may store the interests of users who are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. “Third-party cookie” means cookies that are offered by providers other than the person responsible for the online offer (otherwise, if it is only its cookies, it is called “first-party cookies”).

We may use temporary and permanent cookies and clarify this within the scope of our data protection declaration.

If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies may lead to functional limitations of this online offer.

A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be explained by a large number of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be achieved by switching them off in the settings of the browser. Please note that not all functions of this online offer can be used.

Deletion of data

The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in their processing in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated in the context of this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for their purpose and the deletion is not precluded by legal retention obligations. Unless the data is deleted because it is necessary for other and legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. 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.

According to legal requirements in Germany, the storage is carried out in particular for 10 years in accordance with Section 147 para. 1 AO, 257 sec. 1 Nos. 1 and 4, para. 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, accounting documents, commercial books, documents relevant for taxation, etc.) and 6 years in accordance with Section 257 para. 1 Nos. 2 and 3, para. 4 HGB (commercial letters).

According to legal requirements in Austria, the storage is carried out in particular for 7 J in accordance with Section 132 para. 1 BAO (accounting documents, receipts/invoices, accounts, receipts, business papers, statement of income and expenses, etc.), for 22 years in connection with land and for 10 years in the case of documents relating to electronically supplied services, telecommunications, radio and television services provided to non-entrepreneurs in EU Member States for which the Mini-One Stop-Shop (MOSS) is used.

Hosting

The hosting services we use are intended to provide the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services and technical maintenance services that we use for the purpose of operating this online offer.

In doing so, we, or our hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors of this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer. Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f GDPR in the i.V.m. Art. 28 GDPR (conclusion of order processing contract).

Collection of access data and log files

We, or our hosting provider, collect on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 1 lit. f. GDPR data about each access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server logfiles). The access data includes the name of the retrieved website, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

Logfile information is stored for security reasons (e.g. to investigate abuse or fraud) for a maximum period of 7 days and then deleted. Data, the further retention of which is necessary for the purpose of proof, is excluded from deletion until the relevant incident is finally clarified.

Contact

When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the user’s details for processing the contact request and processing it are provided in accordance with the Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b) GDPR processed. Users’ information can be stored in a customer relationship management system (“CRM system”) or similar request organization. We will delete the requests if they are no longer required. We review the necessity every two years; In addition, the statutory archiving obligations apply.

Comment function on this website

For the comment function on this page, in addition to your comment, information about the time the comment was created, your e-mail address, if necessary, the URL of your website and the name you provided. We do not store the IP address. The comments and the related data are checked by us before publication, stored and remain on our website until the commented content has been completely deleted or the comments have to be deleted for legal reasons (e.g. offensive comments). The comments are stored on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient for this purpose. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.

Comment subscriptions

The follow-up comments can be made by users with their consent in accordance with Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a GDPR. Users will receive a confirmation email to verify that they are the owner of the email address they have entered. Users can unsubscribe from ongoing comment subscriptions at any time. The confirmation e-mail will contain information on the cancellation options. For the purposes of proving the consent of the users, we store the registration point along with the IP address of the users and delete this information when users unsubscribe from the subscription.

You can cancel the reception of our ABonnemenet at any time, i.e. revokeyourd your consents. We may store the e-mail addresses that have been sent out for up to three years on the basis of our legitimate interests before deleting them in order to be able to prove a previously given consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense of claims. An individual request for cancellation is possible at any time, provided that the former existence of a consent is confirmed at the same time.

Jetpack (WordPress Stats)

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f. GDPR), we use the plugin Jetpack (here the subfunction “WordPress Stats”), which includes a tool for statistical evaluation of visitor access and from Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. Jetpack uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this online offer is stored on a server in the USA. User profiles of the users can be created from the processed data, whereby these are only used for analysis purposes and not for advertising purposes. For more information, see Automattic’s privacy policy: https://automattic.com/privacy/ and notes on jetpack cookies: https://jetpack.com/support/cookies/.

Google Analytics

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f. GDPR) we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC (“Google”). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by the users is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thereby offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with other services related to the use of this online offer and the internet usage. Pseudonymous user profiles of the users can be created from the processed data.

We only use Google Analytics with IP anonymization enabled. This means that the IP address of the users is truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.

The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser will not be merged with other data from Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; Users can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

For more information about Google’s use of data, settings and objections, see Google’s privacy policy (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and the settings for google’sdisplay of advertisements (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated ).

The personal data of the users will be deleted or anonymized after 14 months.

Liability for links

Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties, on whose contents we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot assume any liability for these third-party contents. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the contents of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal content at the time of linking. However, a permanent control of the content of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete indications of a violation of the law. If we become aware of any infringements of the law, we will remove such left immediately.

Copyright

The content and works created by the site operators on these pages are subject to German copyright law. The duplication, editing, distribution and any kind of exploitation outside the limits of copyright require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this page are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as the contents on this page were not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected. In particular, third-party content is marked as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, we kindly ask you to provide a corresponding notice. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such content immediately.

Online social media presences

We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with the customers, interested parties and users active there and to inform them about our services there. When the respective networks and platforms are called up, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines of their respective operators apply.

Unless otherwise stated in our privacy policy, we process the data of the users as long as they communicate with us within the social networks and platforms, e.g. write posts on our online presences or send us messages.

Integration of third-party services and content

Within our online offer, we use third-party content or service offerings based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f. GDPR) content or service offerings from third parties in order to integrate their contents and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content”).

This always presupposes that the third parties to this content perceive the IP address of the users, since they could not send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We make every effort to use only those content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. Third parties may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may include, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time and other information on the use of our online offer, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.

Google Fonts

We include the fonts (“Google Fonts”) of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google Maps

We include the maps of the Google Maps service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The processed data may include in particular IP addresses and location data of the users, which are not collected without their consent (usually carried out within the framework of the settings of their mobile devices). The data can be processed in the United States. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Instagram

Within our online offer, functions and contents of the Instagram service, offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA, may be integrated. This may include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons that allow users to express their favor sores regarding the content, subscribe to the authors of the content or our contributions. If the users are members of the Platform Instagram, Instagram can assign the call of the above– content and functions to the profiles of the users there. Instagram Privacy Policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/ and from Instagram Feed.

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