Data protection notice
1. Data protection at a glance
The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data refers to any information with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in the data protection notice.
Data collection on this website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website is processed by the website operator. The website operator’s contact details can be found in the website credits and legal information.
How is your data collected?
Some of your data is collected when you make it available to the service provider. For example, this might include data you enter on a contact form. Other data is collected automatically by the service provider’s IT systems when you visit the website. This is primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or the exact time you accessed the page. This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.
What is your data used for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website functions correctly. Other data can be used to analyse how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information free of charge about your stored data, where it comes from, who receives it and for which purpose it was collected. You also have the right to request that this data be rectified , blocked or erased. If you have further questions on this or any other questions regarding data protection, you can contact the service provider at any time using the address provided in the website credits and legal information. You also have the right to file a complaint with the relevant regulatory authorities.
Under certain circumstances, you also have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be limited. You can find further details on this in the section of the data protection notice called “Right to limit processing of data”.
2. General notes and mandatory information
The website operator takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. Your personal data will be treated as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection notice.
If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information refers to any data with which you could be personally identified. This data protection notice explains which information is collected and what it is used for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.
Please note that transferring data online (e.g. in e-mail communication) can pose a security risk. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Notice concerning the person responsible for this website
The person responsible for processing data on this website is:
50931 Cologne, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0) 221 / 469 38 19
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who, whether alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revoking your consent for processing your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express permission. After giving your consent, you can revoke it at any time. All that is required is an informal communication sent by e-mail to the service provider. This revocation does not affect the legality of the data processing implemented up until the time of revocation.
Right of objection to data collection in specific cases and to direct advertising (Article 21 GDPR)
If data is processed based on Article 6(1) lit. e or f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have – at any time and for reasons pertaining to your specific situation – the right to lodge an objection to your personal data being processed; this also applies for a profiling based on these provisions. The legal basis for processing in each case can be found in this data protection notice. If you lodge an objection, the personal data of yours in question will no longer be processed unless it can be demonstrated that there are compelling legitimate grounds for processing this data that outweigh your interests, rights and liberties – or if the processing of the data is for the purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims (objection in accordance with Article 21(1) GDPR).
If your personal data is processed for the purposes of direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to said personal data being processed for the purposes of such advertising; this also applies for profiling insofar as this is in connection with direct advertising. If you lodge an objection, your personal data will no longer be used for the purposes of direct advertising (objection in accordance with Article 21(2) GDPR).
Right to lodge a complaint with the relevant regulatory authorities
In the case of GDPR breaches, those affected have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, particularly in the member state in which they are habitually resident, in which they work or in which the alleged breach occurred. The right to lodge a complaint exists irrespective of any other legal or administrative remedies.
Right to transferable data
You have the right to request that data that the service provider processes by automated means based on your consent or for the performance of a contract be made available to you or a specified third party in a standard, machine-readable format. Requests for the data to be transferred directly to another responsible party can only be fulfilled insofar as this is technically feasible.
Right to access information and to have data blocked, deleted or rectified
In accordance with statutory regulations, you have the right to request – at any time and free of charge – information about any personal data of yours that has been stored, about its origin, its recipients and the purpose of the data processing. You may also have the right to have this data rectified, blocked or deleted. If you have any further questions on this or any other questions regarding personal data, you can contact the service provider at any time using the address provided in the website credits and legal information.
Right to limit processing of data
You have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be limited. If you have questions about this, you can contact the service provider at any time using the address provided in the website credits and legal information. You will have the right to limit processing in the following cases:
- If you dispute the correctness of the personal data that the service provider has stored, the latter generally requires time to check this. You have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be limited for the duration of this checking period.
- If your personal data is being or has been processed unlawfully, you can demand that data processing be limited rather than deleted.
- However, in the event that the service provider no longer needs your personal data but that you still need it for the purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be limited rather than deleted.
- If you have lodged an objection in accordance with Article 21(1) GDPR, it is necessary for your interests and those of the service provider to be weighed up against one another. Until such time as it has been established whose interests are to take priority, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be limited.
If you have limited the processing of your personal data, this data – apart from its actual storage – may only be processed with your consent, or for the purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims, or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of substantial public interest in the European Union or one of its member states.
Objection to promotional e-mails
The use of contact data published in the mandatory website credits and legal information for sending unsolicited promotional and informational materials is expressly prohibited. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if e-mail spam or any other form of unsolicited advertising material is received.
3. Data collection on this website
This website uses small text files known as “cookies”. Cookies do not harm your computer in any way and do not contain viruses. Rather, cookies help to make the service provider’s website more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies used on this website are of the type known as “session cookies”, which are deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies allow the service provider to recognise your browser the next time you visit this website.
You can set up your browser so that you are informed when cookies are set, so that you can authorise them in individual cases only, so that cookies are accepted for specific cases or generally excluded, or so that cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser. Deactivating cookies can limit the functionality of this website.
Cookies that are required for electronic communication processes or for preparing specific functions that you wish to use (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in storing cookies in order to provide the necessary services in an optimised form, free of technical problems. Insofar as other cookies are stored (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour), these are dealt with separately in this data protection notice.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in “server log files” that your browser automatically transmits to the service provider. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of server request
- IP address
This data will not be combined with other data sources.
The legal basis for collecting said data is Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in optimising this website and keeping it free of technical problems – it is necessary to record server log files for this purpose.
Translation of German source from: e-recht24.de
Responsible for content in accordance with section 55(2) of the German Broadcasting Agreement (RstV):
50931 Cologne, Germany
This service provider is neither obliged nor willing to take part in dispute resolution before a consumer arbitration board.
Liability for content:
As a service provider, the website operator is liable for his own content on this website under prevailing law in accordance with section 7(1) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG). However, sections 8 to 10 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) do not require service providers to monitor submitted or stored third-party information on a permanent basis or to search for evidence of illegal activities.
This has no bearing on legal obligations to remove information or to block the use of information under prevailing law. In this case, liability is only possible as of the point in time at which the service provider becomes aware of a specific violation of law. Illegal content will be removed immediately should such a violation come to light.
Liability for links:
This website includes links to external third-party websites. As the service provider has no influence on the content of those websites, he assumes no liability for this. Providers or operators of linked websites are always responsible for their own contents. These websites were checked for possible violations of law at the time at which they were linked. No illegal content was identified at the time of linking.
However, it is not reasonable to expect the service provider to constantly monitor the external links unless there are concrete indications of a legal breach. Such links will be removed as soon as legal breaches come to light.
All content and works published on this website by its operator are subject to German copyright laws. Any reproduction, editing, distribution or any other kind of utilisation outside the scope of copyright law requires the written consent of the author or originator. Downloads and copies of this website are permitted for private, non-commercial use only.
In cases where content on this website does not originate from the operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected and third-party content is indicated as such. However, should you notice any violations of copyright law, please inform the service provider so that the content can be removed immediately.