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Data protection declaration

Thank you for your interest in our company. Data protection is of particular importance to the management of quotapoint GmbH. The Internet pages of quotapoint GmbH can in principle be used without the indication of any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to make use of special services of our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always carried out in accordance with the Basic Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to quotapoint GmbH. By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, data subjects will be informed of their rights by means of this data protection declaration.
Gquotapoint GmbH, being responsible for the processing of data (data controller) , has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete possible protection of personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

1. Definitions

The data protection declaration of quotapoint GmbH is based on the terms used by the European guideline and regulation provider when the general data protection regulation (GDPR) was issued. Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and comprehensible both for the public and for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.
We use the following terms, among others, in this data protection declaration:

a) Personal data

Personal data are all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"). Identifiable is a natural person who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special characteristics that express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

b) Data subject

Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by those in charge of the processing of data (data controller).

c) Processing

Processing means any operation or series of operations carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures in relation to personal data, such as the collection, gathering, organisation, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, reading, retrieval, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, erasure or destruction.

d) Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their future processing.

e) Profiling

Profiling is any form of automated processing of personal data consisting in the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the performance of work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or relocation of that natural person.

f) Pseudonymization

Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data are not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

g) Person responsible or Person responsible for the processing of data (data controller)

The person responsible or the person responsible for the processing of data (data controller)is the natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body which alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are laid down by Union law or by the law of the Member States, the data controller or the specific criteria for his appointment may be laid down in accordance with Union law or the law of the Member States.

h) Contract processors

A Contract Processor is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the data controller.

i) Recipient

Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body to which personal data is disclosed, regardless of whether it is a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data under Union law or the law of the Member States within the framework of a particular investigation mandate shall not be regarded as recipients.

j) Third parties

A third party is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body other than the data subject, the person responsible, the contract processor, and the persons authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the person responsible or the or the contract processor.

k) Consent

Consent shall mean any informed and unequivocal expression of will voluntarily given by the data subject in the particular case in the form of a declaration or other clear affirmative act by which the data subject indicates his or her consent to the processing of personal data concerning him or her.

2. The name and address of the person responsible for the processing of data (data controller)

The person responsible for the processing of data within the meaning of the Basic Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in force in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

quotapoint GmbH market research services
Am Saltzhaus 2
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Deutschland
Tel.: +49 (0) 69 /13 37 42-0
E-Mail: quotapoint-ffm@quotapoint.de
Website: www.quotapoint.de

3. Cookies

The Internet pages of quotapoint GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited Internet pages and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the person concerned from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A particular Internet browser can be recognized and identified by its unique cookie ID.

By using cookies, quotapoint GmbH can provide users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without cookies.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized for the user. Cookies enable us, as already mentioned, to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter his access data each time he visits the website because this is taken over by the website and the cookie stored on the user's computer system.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the person concerned deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our Internet site may be fully usable.

4. Collection of general data and information

The quotapoint GmbH website collects a series of general data and information each time a person or an automated system accesses the website. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. We may record (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service providers of the accessing system, and (8) other similar data and information used for security purposes in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, quotapoint GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a person concerned.

5. Analysis tools and advertising

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both his website and his advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This will cause your IP address to be cut by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

Browser plugin

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics.
More information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Contract data processing

We have concluded a contract with Google for commissioned data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities for the use of Google Analytics.

Demographic features on Google Analytics

This website uses the "demographic features" function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be created that contain information on the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-related advertising by Google and from visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time from your Google Account ad preferences or opt-out of Google Analytics collecting your information as described in the "Opt-out of data collection" section.

Google Analytics Remarketing

Our websites use the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in connection with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
This function enables the target groups created with Google Analytics Remarketing to be linked with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. In this way, interest-related, personalized advertising messages that were adapted to you depending on your previous usage and surfing behavior on one device (e.g. mobile phone) can also be displayed on another of your devices (e.g. tablet or PC).

Once you give your permission, Google will link your web and app browsing history to your Google Account for that purpose. This way, the same personalized advertising messages can be delivered to every device you sign in to with your Google Account.
To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google authenticated user IDs that are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create cross-device ad targeting.

You can permanently object to cross-device remarketing/targeting by disabling personalized advertising in your Google Account by following this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.

The summary of the data collected in your Google Account is based solely on your consent, which you can submit or revoke to Google (Art. 6 par. 1 lit. a GDPR). For data collection operations that are not merged into your Google Account (for example, because you do not have a Google Account or have opposed the merge), the collection of data is based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The legitimate interest arises from the fact that the website operator has an interest in anonymous analysis of website visitors for advertising purposes.
Further information and the data protection regulations can be found in Google's data protection declaration at: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.

Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking

This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google").
In the context of Google AdWords we use the so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an ad served by Google, a cookie is set for conversion tracking. Cookies are small text files that the Internet browser places on the user's computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognize that the user has clicked on the ad and has been redirected to this page.
Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot be tracked through the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers see the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, you will not receive any information that personally identifies users. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can object to this use by easily deactivating the Google Conversion Tracking cookie via your Internet browser under User Settings. They are then not included in the conversion tracking statistics.

“Conversion cookies” are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both his website and his advertising.
For more information on Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking, please see Google's privacy policy: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

6. Registration on our website

The data subject may register on the website of the person responsible for the processing of data (data controller), providing personal data. The personal data transferred to the data controller is determined by the respective input mask used for registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the data controller and for the data subject's own purposes. The data controller may arrange for the data to be transferred to one or more processors, such as a parcel service, who also uses the personal data exclusively for internal use attributable to the data controller.

Furthermore, the IP address assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to the data subject, the date and time of registration are stored when the data subject registers on the data controller's website. This data is stored against the background that this is the only way to prevent misuse of our services and, if necessary, to enable us to investigate criminal offences committed. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary to protect the data controller. This data will not be passed on to third parties unless required to do so by law or for the purpose of criminal prosecution.

Registration of the data subject with the voluntary provision of personal data serves the data controller to offer the data subject content or services which, by their nature, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to modify the personal data provided during registration at any time or to have them completely deleted from the database of the data controller.

The data controller shall at all times, upon request, inform each data subject of the personal data relating to that data subject. Furthermore, the data controller shall correct or delete personal data at the request or notice of the data subject, provided that there is no legal obligation to keep such data in safekeeping. All the employees of the data controller are available to the data subject as contact persons in this context.

7. Subscription to our study information-emails

On the quotapoint GmbH website, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company's information-emails. Which personal data are transmitted to the person responsible for processing when ordering the study information-emails is determined by the input mask used for this purpose.
quotapoint GmbH informs its registered study participants at regular intervals via information-emails about current studies of the company. The study information e-mail of our company can only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject registers for receiving e-mails. To deregistration and deletion of the profile just send an email to kontakt@quotapoint.de in Frankfurt or mafo@quotapoint.de in Cologne.

8. Contact opportunities via the website

Due to legal regulations, quotapoint GmbH´s website contains information that enables rapid electronic contact with our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the data controller via e-mail or a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be stored automatically. Such personal data voluntarily provided by a data subject to the data controller will be stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data is not passed on to third parties.

9. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the time necessary to achieve the data retention purpose or to the extent provided for by the European regulator or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the data controller is subject.

If the storage purpose ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation Giver or another competent legislator expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

10. Transfer of personal data to third parties; social plug-ins

a) Our websites may also contain offers of third parties. If you click on such an offer, we transfer data to the respective provider to the required extent (e.g. information that you have found this offer with us and, if applicable, further information that you have already provided on our websites for this purpose).

b) If we use so-called "social plug-ins" of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ on our websites, we integrate them as follows:

When you visit our websites, the social plug-ins are deactivated, i.e. no data is transmitted to the operators of these networks. If you want to use one of the networks, click on the respective social plug-in to establish a direct connection to the server of the respective network.

If you have a user account on the network and are logged in when you activate the social plug-in, the network can assign your visit to our websites to your user account. If you want to avoid this, please log out of the network before activating the social plug-in. A social network cannot assign a visit to other websites until you have activated an existing social plug-in.

When you activate a social plug-in, the network transfers the content that becomes available directly to your browser, which integrates it into our websites. In this situation, data transfers can also take place that are initiated and controlled by the respective social network. Your connection to a social network, the data transfers taking place between the network and your system, and your interactions on this platform are governed solely by the privacy policies of that network.

The social plug-in remains active until you deactivate it or delete your cookies.

c) If you click on the link to an offer or activate a social plug-in, personal data may be transferred to providers in countries outside the European Economic Area who, from the perspective of the European Union ("EU"), do not guarantee an "adequate level of protection" for the processing of personal data in accordance with EU standards. Please remember this fact before clicking on a link or activating a social plug-in and thus triggering a transfer of your data.

11. Rights of the data subject

a) Right to confirmation

Every data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to require the data controller to confirm whether personal data concerning him/her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he may contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

b) Right to information

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to obtain, at any time and free of charge, information from the data controller concerning the personal data relating to him/her stored and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European regulator has granted the data subject the following information:

  • the processing purposes
  • the categories of personal data to be processed
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or are still being passed on, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations
  • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
  • the existence of a right of rectification or deletion of personal data concerning him or of a restriction on processing by the data controller or of a right of opposition to such processing
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
  • if the personal data is not collected from the data subject: All available information about the origin of the data
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject

Furthermore, the data subject has a right of access to information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information on the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he may contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

(c) Right to correction

Any person data subject to the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to request the immediate correction of inaccurate personal data concerning him/her. Furthermore, taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

d) Right to cancellation (right to be forgotten)

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to require the data controller to request that the personal data concerning him/her be deleted immediately, provided that one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:

The personal data have been collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which they are no longer necessary.

The data subject withdraws his/her consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPRor Article 9(2)(a) GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

The data subject opposes processing under Article 21(1) GDPRand there are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing or the data subject opposes processing under Article 21(2) GDPR.

The personal data have been processed unlawfully.

The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject.

The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 para. 1 GDPR.

If one of the above-mentioned reasons applies and a data subject wishes to have personal data stored at quotapoint GmbH deleted, he or she can contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of quotapoint GmbH shall arrange for the request for deletion to be complied with without delay.

If the personal data have been made public by quotapoint GmbH and our company is obliged to delete the personal data in accordance with Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR, quotapoint GmbH will take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and implementation costs, to inform other persons responsible for data processing who process the published personal data, that the person concerned has requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data from these other persons responsible for data processing, insofar as processing is not necessary. The employee of quotapoint GmbH will take the necessary steps in individual cases.

e) Right to limitation of processing

Any person data subject to the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to require the data controller to restrict the processing if one of the following conditions is met:

  • The accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the data subject for a period that enables the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
  • The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted.
  • The data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
  • The data subject has lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPRand it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the data subject outweigh those of the data subject.

If one of the above conditions is fulfilled and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by quotapoint GmbH, he/she may contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of quotapoint GmbH will arrange for the processing to be restricted.

f) Right to data transferability

Any data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to receive personal data relating to him/her provided by the data subject to a data controller in a structured, current and machine-readable format. It shall also have the right to transmit such data to another data controller without obstruction by the data controller to whom the personal data have been made available, provided that the processing is based on the consent provided for in Article 6(1)(a) DS GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) DS GDPR or on a contract in accordance with Article 6(1)(b) DS GDPR and that the processing is carried out using automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority conferred on the data controller.

Furthermore, in exercising his right to data transferability pursuant to Article 20(1) GDPR, the data subject has the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly by a data controller to another data controller, provided this is technically feasible and provided that the rights and freedoms of other persons are not affected thereby.

The person concerned may contact an employee of quotapoint GmbH at any time to assert the right to data transferability.

g) Right of objection

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator for reasons arising from their particular situation to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning them under Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

In the event of an objection, quotapoint GmbH will no longer process the personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If quotapoint GmbH processes personal data in order to conduct direct advertising, the person concerned has the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to quotapoint GmbH processing for direct advertising purposes, quotapoint GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

Furthermore, the data subject has the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning him/her which is carried out at quotapoint GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 DS-GMO for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, unless such processing is necessary to fulfil a task in the public interest.

To exercise the right of objection, the person concerned may directly contact any quotapoint GmbH employee or another employee. The data subject shall also be free to exercise his right of opposition in relation to the use of information society services by means of automated procedures using technical specifications, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.

h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

Any person data subject to the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing, including profiling, which has legal effect against him or significantly affects him in a similar manner, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) is admissible under Union or Member State law to which the data controller is subject and that such law contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) with the express consent of the data subject.

If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract between the data subject and the data controller or (2) is taken with the express consent of the data subject, quotapoint GmbH will take appropriate measures to protect the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a data controller, to state his own position and to challenge the decision.

If the data subject wishes to assert rights relating to automated decisions, he or she may contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

i) Right to revoke consent under data protection law

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise his/her right to withdraw his/her consent, he/she may contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

12. Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 I lit. a GDPR serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case for example with processing operations necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing processes that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, a hospital or other third parties. The processing would then be based on Art. 6 I lit. d GDPR. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. Such processing procedures are permitted to us in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the person concerned is a customer of the person responsible (recital 47, second sentence, GDPR).

13. Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the data controller or a third party

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f GDPR, it is in our legitimate interest to conduct our business for the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

14. Duration for which the personal data is stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After the expiry of this period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.

15. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide them

We inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). In some cases, it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded if a data subject provides us with personal data which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the person concerned is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company enters into a contract with him/her. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Prior to the provision of personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contract or required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the failure to provide the personal data would have.

16. Existence of an automated decision making

As a responsible company, we dispense with automatic decision-making or profiling.


Privacy policy

If personal or business data (e-mail addresses, name and addresses) can be entered, the entry of these data is voluntary. The use and payment of all offered services are permitted – if and as far as technically possible and reasonable – without the provision of any personal data or under the use of anonymous data or an alias. The use of published postal addresses, telephone or fax numbers and e-mail addresses for marketing purposes is prohibited. Offenders sending unwanted spam messages will be punished.

Data privacy statement for the use of facebook plugins (like button)

On our website there are plugins for the social network Facebook, Facebook Ireland Limited Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2 Ireland. You can recognise them because of the facebook logo or the “like” button on our pages. The overview of this system can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

On visiting our website, a direct connection is made between your browser and the facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you visited our website through your IP address. If you click on the facebook “like” button while you are logged in to your facebook account, you can link the contents of our website onto your facebook profile page. This way, facebook can assign the visit to the website with your facebook account. We would like to stress that we, as the provider of the site, never receive any information about the contents of linked data or its use through facebook. Further information can be found in the data privacy statement on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/policies

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Data privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web-based analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “Cookies”, text files which are saved on to your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the website. The information created by these cookies about the use of the website are usually sent to a Google server in the U.S.A. and saved there. If the IP- anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP-address will be abridged but only within the member states of the European Union or in other states who have signed the Treaty of the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP-address be sent to the Google server in the U.S.A. and then abridged there. As assigned by the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website in order to put together reports about the web activities and to provide further information on the use of the website and its relation to the use of the internet services with regards to the web operator. Your IP-address which will be sent to Google Analytics from your browser will not be combined with any other data from Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by using a particular setting in your browser: we would like to point out that in this instance you will not be able to use all the functions of this website with this setting. You can prevent the collection of information through the cookies and the data collected about your use of the website (including your IP-address) being sent to Google for analysis by downloading and installing a browser plugin from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB

Data privacy statement for the use of Twitter

On our website, you can find functions for twitter. These functions are offered through Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Through the use of twitter and the function “re-tweet”, the websites visited by you will be connected to your twitter account and other users will be notified. Data will also be transmitted to twitter.

We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the website, receive no knowledge of the contents of the transmitted data or their use by twitter. Further information can be found in the data privacy statement by twitter:  https://twitter.com/privacy

Your privacy settings on twitter can be changed in the account settings: http://twitter.com/account/settings




Sources: Disclaimer fromeRecht24, the Portal about Internet law from the lawyer Sören Siebert,

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