Data Protection

A declaration about the nature,
scope and purpose of the
processing of personal data.

Privacy Declaration

This data protection declaration informs you about 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 content associated with it, as well as external online presences, such as our social media profiles. (hereinafter collectively referred to as “online offer”). With regard to the terms used, such as “processing” or “controller”, we refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Categories of Persons Concerned

Visitors and users of the online offer (hereinafter we also refer to the data subjects collectively as “users”)

Terminology Used

“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means. The term is broad and encompasses virtually any handling of data.
“Controller” means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

Relevant Legal Base

In accordance with Art. 13 DSGVO, we inform you about the legal basis of our data processing. If the legal basis is not mentioned in the privacy policy, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6(1)(a) and Art. 7 DSGVO, the legal basis for processing to fulfill our services and carry out contractual measures and respond to inquiries is Art. 6(1)(b) DSGVO, the legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6(1)(c) DSGVO, and the legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is Art. 6(1)(f) DSGVO. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make processing of personal data necessary, Art. 6 (1) lit. d DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

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 it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of a legal permission (e.g. if a transmission of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, is necessary for the performance of the contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO), you have consented, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).
If we commission third parties with the processing of data on the basis of a so-called “order processing agreement”, this is done on the basis of Art. 28 DSGVO.

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 this is done in the context of using third-party services or disclosing or transferring data to third parties, this is only done if it is done to fulfill our (pre-)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, due to a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or allow the processing of data in a third country only if the special requirements of Art. 44 et seq. DSGVO are met. This means that the processing is carried out, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination of a level of data protection that corresponds to the EU (e.g. for the USA through the “Privacy Shield”) or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called “standard contractual clauses”).

Rights of Data Subjects

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether data concerning you is being processed and to obtain information about this data and further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Article 15 of the GDPR.
You have the right, in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of incorrect data concerning you.
In accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, you have the right to demand that data concerning you be deleted without delay or, alternatively, in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, to demand restriction of the processing of the data.
You have the right to request that the data concerning you that you have provided to us be received in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO and to request that it be transferred to other data controllers.

Cookies and Right to Object to Direct Advertising

This website uses cookies to collect information as shown above in order to provide you with a better user experience and to continuously improve the website. Cookies” are small text files that are stored on your computer’s hard drive. Each time you visit the website again, the relevant cookies are retrieved by your browser and transferred to the website server. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store the details of a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or even after his visit within an online offer. We use technical cookies, which are necessary for the website to function properly and for it to comply with applicable legislation and security standards. These cannot be deactivated. However, you can set your browser to block these cookies or to notify you of these cookies. However, some areas of the website may then not function or you may not be able to use all the functionalities and services that we offer. Placing cookies that are used for personalization of services and analysis purposes requires your prior consent. We store these cookies for a maximum period of XX, with the term beginning with the initial storage or, in the case of a change, with the change. By rejecting these cookies, the functionality of our website may be affected. As a result, you may not be able to use all the features and services we offer. If you do not wish to use cookies on this website, you can set this in your browser. The help function of your browser will assist you with this.

The first time you visit the website, we will display a notice that we use cookies. If you continue to visit the website, you agree to the use of cookies. In addition, we have a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. A legitimate interest arises for analysis and evaluation purposes from the goal of improving the website experience for the user.