We would like to explain below which data we collect, use and process, when and for what purpose. It should be explained how the services we offer work and how the protection of your personal data is guaranteed.
1) Name and contact details of the person responsible for processing and the company data protection officer
Person in charge:
Dr. Klaus Hagmann
DE – 73033 Göppingen
2) Collection and storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of their use
a) When visiting the website
When you call up our website, the browser used on your end device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:
Name of the retrieved file
Date and time of retrieval
Message whether the retrieval was successful
Description of the type of web browser used
Operating system used
the previously visited page
We process the data mentioned above for the following purposes:
To ensure a smooth connection of the website,
Guarantee a comfortable use of our website,
Evaluation of system security and stability and
for further system administration purposes.
The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para.1 lit.f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the above-mentioned purposes for data collection. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.
b) When using our contact form
For questions of any kind, we offer you the possibility to contact us via a form provided on the website. This requires you to provide your name, a valid e-mail address and the specific enquiry so that we know who the enquiry comes from so that we can answer it. Further information can be provided voluntarily.
The data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.b DSGVO on the basis of your concrete enquiry.
c) for the use of comments and contributions
If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses will be deleted on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO are stored. This is done for our security in case someone leaves illegal content in comments and contributions (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case we can be prosecuted ourselves for the comment or contribution and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.
3) Passing on of data
Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.
We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:
you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.a DSGVO
the disclosure is required in accordance with Art.6 para. 1 lit.f DSGVO and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data,
in the event that there is a legal obligation to pass on the data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter c DSGVO, and
this is legally permissible and, in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.b DSGVO, necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you.
We use so-called cookies in some areas of our website. By means of such file elements, your computer can be identified as a technical unit during your visit to this website in order to facilitate the use of our offer – also in the case of repeat visits.
However, you usually have the option of setting your Internet browser to inform you about the occurrence of cookies so that you can allow or exclude them or delete existing cookies.
Cookies do not allow a server to read private data from your computer or the data stored by another server. They do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses.
5) Use of Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active ).
We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to guarantee an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking).
In addition, you can configure Google Analytics to collect IP addresses by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is then set, which prevents further collection of your data when you visit this website. This procedure is particularly recommended when accessing our site via mobile devices.
We base the use of the aforementioned analysis tool on Art.6 para.1 lit.f DSGVO: processing is carried out to analyse usage behaviour and is therefore necessary to safeguard our legitimate interests.
6) Deletion of data
The data stored with us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any legal storage obligations. If user data are not deleted because they are required for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing is restricted. This means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to user data that must be retained for commercial or tax law reasons.
In accordance with legal requirements, data is stored for 6 years in accordance with § 257 Paragraph 1 HGB (commercial books, commercial letters, etc.) and for 10 years in accordance with § 147 Paragraph 1 AO (commercial and business letters, documents relevant for taxation, etc.).
7) Rights of affected persons
You are entitled to the following data subject rights:
a. Right of access to information
You have the right to ask us to confirm whether personal data concerning you is being processed.
b. Correction/deletion/limitation of processing
Furthermore, you have the right to demand that
incorrect personal data concerning you are corrected without delay (right of rectification)
personal data concerning you are deleted without delay (right of deletion); and
the processing is restricted (right to restrict processing)
c. Right to data transferability
You have the right to receive personal data concerning you that you have provided us with in a structured, common, machine-readable format and to transfer this data to another responsible party.
d. Right of withdrawal
You have the right to revoke your consent at any time. Revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.
e. Right of objection
If the processing of personal data relating to you is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest (Art. 6 para. 1 letter e) DSGVO) or to safeguard our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 letter f) DSGVO), you have the right to object.
8) Amendment of the data protection declaration
We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration in the event of any changes to the legal situation, the service and data processing. However, this only applies with regard to declarations on data processing. Insofar as the consent of the users is required or components of the data protection declaration contain regulations of the contractual relationship with the users, the changes will only be made with the consent of the users.
Users can regularly inform themselves about any changes in this data protection declaration.