General information on data protection

Data protection

We are pleased about your interest and the visit of our online offer. As one of the leading system houses for videoconferencing technology, the protection of personal data processed on the systems of MVC Mobile VideoCommunication GmbH is of particular concern to us, particularly with regard to our customers in the financial sector, healthcare, universities, industry and politics with particularly high security requirements. We have therefore implemented a comprehensive data protection and IT security concept throughout the company with the aid of technical and organizational data protection measures, which adequately ensures the protection of personal and other company-relevant data processed on our systems. This also includes the protection of your personal data when visiting our websites.

The internal organization of MVC Mobile VideoCommunication GmbH is designed in such a way that only those persons who are authorized to do so within the scope of their operational tasks have physical or IT access to personal data. All persons employed in the company are obliged to handle such data confidentially. The building and the business premises are always locked and only the employees have access to the necessary extent. Numerous internal policies regulate the handling of company resources and data stocks. A list of our processing activities documents the procedures by which personal data are processed, including the technical and organizational data protection measures used.

As part of his duties, the company data protection officer monitors the proper use of the data processing systems and advises the company on data protection issues. Regular data protection training courses ensure that employees have the necessary expertise in this area.

This data protection declaration informs you about the type, scope and purposes of processing personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) within our online offer and the associated functions and contents. With regard to the terms used, such as “personal data”, “processing” or “responsible person”, we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO).

As the data controller, MVC Mobile VideoCommunication GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure that the Personal Data processed via this Website is protected as completely as possible. Nevertheless, we would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may be subject to security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties can therefore not be guaranteed.

Responsible

The person responsible within the meaning of the DS-GVO is the:

MVC Mobile VideoCommunication GmbH
Campus Kronberg 7
61476 Kronberg

Phone: +49 69 63399100

info@mvc.de

Data protection officer

The data protection officer of the controller is:

Jürgen Ehmann
Keuperweg 12/4
70839 Gerlingen

Phone: +49 151 645 08726

General information on data processing

Scope of processing of personal data

We process personal data of visitors to our website only to the extent necessary to provide a functional website and our content and services.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

In accordance with Article 13 of the DS-GVO, we will inform you of the legal basis for the data processing. If the legal basis is not stated in the data protection declaration, the following applies:

Insofar as the processing of personal data is based on the consent of the data subject, Art. 6 (1) lit. a DS-GVO serves as the legal basis.

In the case of processing of personal data which is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Article 6 (1) lit. b DS-GVO serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations which are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 (1) lit. c DS-GVO serves as the legal basis.

In cases where vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make it necessary to process personal data, Article 6 (1) (d) DS-GVO serves as the legal basis.

If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of the controller or of a third party, taking into account that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail, Article 6 (1) (f) DPA serves as the legal basis for the processing.

Data erasure and storage duration

The personal data of the data subject shall be deleted or their processing restricted as soon as the purpose of the storage ceases to apply. Furthermore, data may be stored if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other regulations to which the person responsible is subject. A restriction on the processing or deletion of the data is also carried out when a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or performance of a contract.

Provision of the website and creation of log files

Description and scope of data processing

Whenever you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.

The following data (so-called server log files), which your browser automatically transmits to us, are collected:

  • Information about the browser type (version used, language settings etc.)
  • The user’s operating system
  • The IP address of the user
  • date and time of access
  • Website from which the user’s system accesses our website
  • Website that is accessed by the user’s system via our website

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. These data are not stored together with other personal data of the user.

We reserve the right to subsequently check this data or have it checked if we have concrete indications of illegal use.

Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DS-GVO.

Purpose of the data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be accessed. For this purpose, the IP address of the user (visitor) must remain stored for the duration of the session. The storage in log files serves to optimise the website and to guarantee the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

These purposes also include our legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session is ended.

In the case of data stored in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Storage beyond this period is possible (e.g. for security reasons, such as for the investigation of abuse or fraud, storage for evidence purposes). In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

objection and elimination possibility

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is mandatory for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

Use of cookies

Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user’s computer system. If a user calls up a website, a cookie can be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is called up again.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require the calling browser to be able to be identified even after a page change.

The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:

  • language settings
  • Confirmation of Cookie Notes

Purpose of the data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change.

We require cookies for the following applications:

  • Apply language settings
  • remember search terms

The user data collected through technically necessary cookies is not used to create user profiles.

Legal basis for the data processing

These purposes also include our legitimate interest in processing personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

Duration of storage, possibility of objection and removal

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted by the user to our site. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies already stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies for our website are deactivated, it is possible that not all functions of the website can be used to their full extent.

The user data collected in this way is pseudonymised by technical precautions. It is therefore no longer possible to assign the data to the calling user. The data is not stored together with other personal data of the users.

When accessing our website, users are informed by an info banner about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and are referred to this privacy policy. In this context, there is also a note on how the storage of cookies can be prevented in the browser settings.

Purpose of the data processing

The analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. The analysis cookies tell us how the website is used and enable us to constantly optimise our offer.

The exact purpose of the analysis cookies should be described here in more detail.

These purposes also include our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

Duration of storage, possibility of objection and removal

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted by the user to our site. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies already stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies for our website are deactivated, it is possible that not all functions of the website can be used to their full extent.

Newsletter

Scope and purpose of data processing

On our website you have the possibility to subscribe to a free newsletter. During registration, the data from the input mask (e-mail address, form of address, name and company) are transmitted to us. To prevent misuse, your e-mail address will be verified. You will receive an e-mail with an activation link (Double-Opt-In).

The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter. We use the service provider Inxmail to send the newsletter.

Details of Inxmail and its data protection information can be found under https://www.inxmail.de/datenschutz.

To improve the newsletter, we record the opening and click rate.

In addition, the following data is collected during registration:

  • date and time of registration

The collection of this data serves to prevent misuse of the services.

Purpose of the data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change.

We require cookies for the following applications:

  • Apply language settings
  • remember search terms

The user data collected through technically necessary cookies is not used to create user profiles.

Legal basis for the data processing

According to Article 6(1)(a) of the DS-GVO, the legal basis is their consent.

Duration of storage

Your e-mail address will be stored as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.

The other personal data collected during the registration process are usually deleted after a period of seven days.

Revocation

You can cancel the subscription and the storage of your personal data at any time. There is a corresponding link in every newsletter.

Contact form, e-mail contact and chat

Description and scope of data processing

On our website you will find the following contact details:

  • forms (see following section)
  • If a user takes one of the specified options, the data entered in the input mask is transmitted to us and stored. These data are:

    • your message, provided that this contains voluntary information from you with personal data.
    • Only such data which are necessary for support requests or orders.

    The following forms are available on our website:

      If a user takes advantage of this option, the data entered in the input mask is transmitted to us and stored. These data are:

      • name
      • <"Company

      • E-Mail address
      • At the time the message is sent, the following data is also stored:

          date and time of registration

        For the processing of the data, your consent will be obtained during the sending process and reference will be made to this privacy policy.

        Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the provided e-mail address. In this case the personal data of the user transmitted with the e-mail will be stored.

        In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data will be used exclusively for processing the conversation.

Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO if the user has given his consent.

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f DS-GVO. If the e-mail contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b DS-GVO.

Purpose of the data processing

The processing of the personal data from the input mask serves us only for the processing of the establishment of contact. In the case of contacting us by e-mail, this is also the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is terminated when it can be concluded from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified.

The personal data additionally collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

objection and elimination possibility

The user has the possibility to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case the conversation cannot be continued.

A declaration to revoke, amend, correct or update such data may be made in writing, by fax or by e-mail to MVC Mobile VideoCommunication GmbH.

All personal data stored in the course of the contact will be deleted in this case.

Comments and contributions

If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses may be changed on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DS-GVO for 7 days. This is done for our security in the event that someone leaves unlawful content in comments and contributions (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case we ourselves may be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.

Furthermore, we reserve the right, on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DS-GVO, we reserve the right to process user data for the purpose of spam detection.

Data protection for applications and the application process

The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants only for the purpose of processing the application procedure and in accordance with the legal requirements. The processing may also be carried out by electronic means. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits relevant application documents to the controller electronically, for example by e-mail or via a web form on the website.

If the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data is stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in accordance with the statutory provisions. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents are automatically deleted six months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller conflict with deletion or the applicant’s consent to further processing is given. Other legitimate interests in this sense include, for example, a duty of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG). Invoices for any reimbursement of travel expenses will be archived in accordance with tax law requirements.

By submitting their application to us, applicants agree to the processing of their data for purposes of the application procedure in accordance with the type and scope described in this data protection declaration.
The processing of applicant data is carried out for the purpose of fulfilling our (pre-)contractual obligations within the framework of the application procedure in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DS-GVO.

Rights of the data subject

If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the DS-GVO and you are entitled to the following rights vis-à-vis the person responsible:

AuskunftsrechtaRight of access to information

You can request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed by us.

If such processing has taken place, you can request information from the data controller on the following:

  • the categories of personal data processed;
  • all available information on the origin of the data, if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 (1) and (4) DPA and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject.

You have the right to request information as to whether personal data concerning you is transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 of the DS-GVO in connection with the transfer.

Right of rectification

You have the right to obtain from the data controller the rectification and/or integration of any personal data processed concerning you if it is incorrect or incomplete. The data controller shall make the correction without delay.

Right to restrict processing

Under the following conditions, you may request that the processing of personal data concerning you be restricted:

  • if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time that allows the person responsible to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
  • the processing is unlawful and you object to the deletion of the personal data and request instead the restriction of the use of the personal data;
  • if you have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DPA and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh your reasons.

Where the processing of personal data relating to you has been restricted, such data may be processed, with the exception of storage, only with your consent or for the purpose of pursuing, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or on grounds of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State.

If the restriction on processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted.

Right of cancellation

Cancellation obligation

You may request the controller to delete personal data concerning you without delay and the controller is obliged to delete such data without delay if one of the following reasons applies:

the personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed

you withdraw your consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) of the DPA and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DPA and there are no legitimate reasons for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) DPA.

The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.

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

The personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to information society services offered, in accordance with Article 8(1) of the DS-GVO.

Information to third parties

If the controller has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged to delete them in accordance with Article 17(1) of the DS-GVO, he/she shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account available technology and implementation costs, to inform data controllers who process the personal data that you, as a data subject, have requested them to delete all links to these personal data or copies or replications of these personal data.

Exceptions

The right of cancellation does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary

  • for the purposes of complying with a legal obligation requiring processing under Union or national law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
  • for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Article 9 (2) (h) and (i) and Article 9 (3) DS-GMO;
  • for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 (1) DPA, insofar as the law referred to in a) is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or

Right to information

If you have exercised the right to rectify, erase or limit the processing, the controller is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification, erasure or limitation of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

You have the right to be informed of these recipients by the controller.

Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the data controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to have this data communicated to another controller without interference from the controller to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that

the processing is based on a consent pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO or Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. a DS-GVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DS-GVO and

the processing is carried out using automated procedures.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to obtain that the personal data concerning you be transferred directly from one controller to another controller to the extent technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this.

The right to data transferability does not apply to processing of personal data which is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Right of objection

You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out pursuant to Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DPA, including profiling based on these provisions.

The controller no longer processes the personal data concerning you unless he or she can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing is for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

Where personal data relating to you are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to you for the purpose of such marketing, including profiling, insofar as it relates to such direct marketing.

If you object to processing for the purposes of direct marketing, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for those purposes.

You have the possibility to exercise your right of objection in relation to the use of information society services, without prejudice to Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

Right of revocation of the declaration of consent under data protection law

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent at any time.

Automated decision in individual cases including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has legal effect on you or which significantly affects you in a similar way. This shall not apply if the decision

    is authorised by Union or national legislation to which the person responsible is subject and that legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, or

    However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9 (1) DPA, unless Art. 9 (2) lit. a or g DPA applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.

    If the decision is not based on legal provisions, the controller shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, which shall include at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person from the controller, to express his or her point of view and to challenge the decision.

Right of appeal to a supervisory authority

aWithout prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which you are resident, in your place of employment or in the place where the alleged infringement occurred, if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the DS-BER.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged will inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 of the DS-BER.

Data transfer and cooperation with third parties

Cooperation with contract processors and third parties

If, in the course of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors or third parties), transfer it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of a legal authorisation (e.g. if the data must be transferred to third parties, such as payment service providers, in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter b DS-GVO for the fulfilment of the contract), if you have given your consent, if a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosters, etc.).

If we commission contract processors to process data, this is done on the basis of Art. 28 DS-GVO.

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 the services of third parties or disclosure or transfer of data to third parties, this will only take place if it is done 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 permissions, we will only process or transfer data to a third country if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. DS-GVO. This means that processing is carried out, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognised determination of a level of data protection corresponding to that of the EU (e.g. for the USA through the “Privacy Shield”) or compliance with officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called “standard contractual clauses”).

Integration of third-party services and content

Within our online offer, we set the following priorities on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DS-GVO), we use content or service offers from third parties in order to integrate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content”).

This always presupposes that the third-party providers of such content are aware of the IP address of the users, as without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to their browsers. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. We make every effort to use only such content whose respective providers use the IP address only to deliver the content. Third party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. 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 contain technical information on the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time and other details on the use of our online offer, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.

Webhosting

The hosting services we use serve to provide the following services: Infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services as well as technical maintenance services which we use for the purpose of operating this online offer.

For this purpose, 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 in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO in conjunction with Art. 28 DS-GVO (conclusion of contract processing agreement).

Data protection on third-party websites

This website may contain hyperlinks to third party websites. If you follow a hyperlink to one of these websites, please note that we cannot assume any responsibility or guarantee for third-party content or data protection conditions. Please make sure you are aware of the applicable data protection regulations before you submit personal data to these websites.

Website analysis service Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. The use of this website is based on Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f. DS-GVO.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files which 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 website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened 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 transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

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 the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser add-on available at the following link:http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about visits to websites may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the Browser-Add-On is considered by Google as contradiction.

Further information and the applicable data protection regulations of Google can be found under >a href=”https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/”>https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for the processing of users’ personal data is Article 6(1)(f) DS-GVO.

Purpose of the data processing

The processing of the personal data of users enables us to analyse the surfing behaviour of our users. By evaluating the data obtained, we are able to compile information on the use of the individual components of our website. This helps us to constantly improve our website and its user-friendliness. For these purposes, we also have a legitimate interest in processing the data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. By making the IP address anonymous, the interest of users in the protection of their personal data is sufficiently taken into account.

Duration of storage

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for our recording purposes.

In our case this is after 14 months.

objection and elimination possibility

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted by the user to our site. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies already stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies for our website are deactivated, it is possible that not all functions of the website can be used to their full extent.

We offer our users on our website the option of opting out of the analysis procedure. To do so, you must follow the corresponding link. In this way, another cookie is set on your system, which signals our system not to store the user’s data. If the user deletes the corresponding cookie from his own system in the meantime, he must set the opt-out cookie again.

Google services

1. Google Maps

We integrate the maps of the “Google Maps” service of the provider Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, to visually display geographical information. When using Google Maps, Google also processes data on the use of the Maps functions by visitors to the websites. Google may transfer the information obtained from Maps to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Nevertheless, it would be technically possible for Google to identify at least individual users on the basis of the data received. It would be possible that personal data and personality profiles of users of the website could be processed by Google for other purposes over which we have and can have no influence. More detailed information about data processing by Google can be found at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out:https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated. In Google’s “Privacy Center”, users can change their individual settings so that their own data can be managed and protected (https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3024190).

By using this website you agree to the collection, processing and use of automatically collected data by Google Inc, its representatives and third parties.

2. Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts, to reduce server loads and thus a lower loading time. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

To do this, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. This enables Google to know that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our website, especially the recognizability within the framework of our corporate identity. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Google itself writes on this page about this:

fonts.googleapis.com or fonts.gstatic.com, so that your requests for fonts are separate from and do not contain any credentials you send to google.com while using other Google services that are authenticated, such as Gmail.

That is to say:

The use of Google Fonts is not monitored. No cookies are sent to the Google Fonts API by website visitors. Requests to the Google Fonts API are sent to resource-specific domains such as fonts.googleapis.com or fonts.gstatic.com. These do not contain confidential information and are separate from information you submit to Google when you use services such as Gmail.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font from your computer will be used.

You can find more information about Google Web Fonts at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in the Google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Use of social media plug-ins

1. YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our sites equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the servers of YouTube is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing habits directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For more information on how user data is handled, please see the YouTube privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

SSL Encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the requests you send to us as site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL encryption is activated, the data you send to us cannot be read by third parties.

Other notes

Personal data of children and young people

Persons under the age of 14 should not send any personal data to us without the consent of their guardians. We do not request any personal data from children or young people, do not collect such data and do not pass them on to third parties unless we have received express permission to do so.

Objection advertising mails

The use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation for the transmission of not expressly requested advertising and information material is hereby contradicted. The operators of the website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.

Changes to our privacy policy

We change our security and data protection measures as far as technical developments require and adapt the data protection guidelines accordingly. Therefore please note the current version.

Status of the privacy policy

28.02.2020