Your rights and data are important to us, we take this topic seriously.
On our homepage neither cookies nor analysis tools are used. Referrer URLs are not read and the data transfer on our homepage is secured by SSL.
Data (such as name, e-mail address, etc.) are only queried and processed on this domain via the contact form.
In chapter 9 we detail your rights as an affected person, such as the right to delete personal information, right to rectification, etc.
Below the legally required information:
1. Name and Address of the Responsible
The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection provisions is the:
Dr. Claus Breer
Tel.: +49 2541 8010459
2. Name and Address of the Data Protection Officer
The data protection officer of the responsible is:
Tel.: +49 2541 8010459
3. General information about data processing
3.1. Extent of processing of personal data
In principle, we collect and use personal data of our users only to the extent necessary for the provision of a functional website and our content and services. The collection and use of personal data of our users takes place regularly only with the consent of the user. An exception applies to cases in which prior consent cannot be obtained for reasons of fact and the processing of the data is permitted by law.
3.2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data
As we obtain the consent of the effected person for processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the legal basis for the processing of personal data.
In the processing of personal data necessary for the fulfillment of a contract to which the affected person or its employer represents the contracting party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR is the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual actions.
If processing of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation that is subject to our company, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR is the legal basis.
In the event that vital interests of the affected person or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR is the legal basis.
If processing is necessary to protect the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the affected person do not prevail over the first interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR is the legal basis for processing.
3.3. Data erasure and storage duration
The personal data of the affected person will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage is no longer applicable. In addition, such storage may take place if provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which the responsible is subject. Blocking or deletion of the data also takes place when a storage period prescribed by the mentioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for conclusion of a contract or fulfillment of the contract
4. Provision of the website and creation of logfiles
4.1. Description and scope of data processing
Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.
The following data is collected here:
- Information about type of browser and the used version
- The operating system of the user
- The Internet Service Provider of the user
- Date and time of the access.
The data is also stored in the log files of our system. Not affected by this are the IP addresses of the user or other data that allow the assignment of the data to a user. A storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.
4.2. Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the temporary storage of data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
4.3. Purpose of data processing
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to allow delivery of the website to the computer of the user. For this purpose, the IP address of the user must remain stored for the duration of the session (not in the log files).
For these purposes, our legitimate interest in the processing of data according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
4.4. Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection or after the legal deadline. In the case of collecting the data for providing the website, this is the case when the respective session is completed.
4.5. Opposition and removal possibility
The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. There is consequently no contradiction on the part of the user.
Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or the Internet browser on the user's computer system. When a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is reopened.
Our website does not use any cookies.
6.1. Description and scope of data processing
On our website you can register via the contact form for a newsletter or event information. During this process, the data from the input mask is sent to us when finally submitted:
- Date and time of sending
In the context of processing of data required for the transmission of information and newsletters, no transfer of data to third parties takes place. The data is used exclusively for the sending of requested information and the newsletter.
6.2. Legal basis for data processing
Legal basis for the processing of the data after contact and registration for the newsletter by the user is in the presence of the consent of the user Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
6.3. Purpose of data processing
The collection of the user's e-mail address serves to deliver the newsletter and also to provide information in other ways.
The collection of other personal data in the context of the registration process serves to prevent misuse of the services or the e-mail address used.
6.4. Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection or after the legal deadline. The user's e-mail address will therefore be saved as long as the user receives the newsletter and / or information on our events, such as webinars.
6.5. Opposition and removal possibility
Subscription to the newsletter and / or information on our events may be terminated at any time by the user concerned. For this purpose, a simple answer by e-mail to the newsletter with a request to be deleted from the mailing list.
7. Contact form and Email-Contact
7.1. Description and scope of data processing
On our website is a contact form available, which can be used for electronic contact. If a user accepted this option, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and saved. These data are:
- Date and time of sending.
For the processing of the data in the context of the sending process your consent is obtained and referred to this privacy statement.
Submitting the completed contact form triggers the sending of an e-mail. When sending e-mails it can never be ruled out that this is also passed through third countries.
Alternatively, contact via the provided e-mail address is possible. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted by e-mail will be stored.
In this context, there is no disclosure of the data to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation.
7.2. Legal basis for data processing
Legal basis for the processing of the data is in the presence of the consent of the user Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
The legal basis for the processing of the data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims to conclude a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.
7.3. Purpose of data processing
The processing of the personal data from the input mask serves us only to process the contact. In the case of contact via e-mail, this also includes the required 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.
7.4. Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection or after the legal deadline. For the personal data from the input form 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 ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been finally clarified.
The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted at the latest after a period of seven days.
7.5. Opposition and removal possibility
The user has the possibility at any time to revoke his consent to the processing of the personal data. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he may object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued.
All personal data stored in the context of the contact form are deleted.
8. Mailing list
8.1. Description and scope of data processing
For sending e-mails, e.g. themed newsletters, information on webinars, etc., we use - beside others - Online Email Marketing Software. For this purpose, your e-mail address will be sent to the provider.
8.2. Legal basis for data processing
Legal basis for the processing of the data is in the presence of the consent of the user Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, otherwise Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
8.3. Purpose of data processing
The use of the online e-mail marketing software serves the clear and controlled dispatch of identical e-mails to different addressees.
8.4. Duration of storage
The data stored for an event on the Online Email Marketing Software will be deleted three (3) months after the event (such as a webinar or newsletter) has expired.
9. Rights of the person concerned
If you process personal data, you are effected person according to the GDPR and you have the following rights to the person responsible:
9.1. Right to be informed
You may ask the responsible person to confirm if personal data concerning you is processed by us.
If such processing is available, you can request information from the person responsible about the following information:
- the purposes for which the personal data is processed;
- the categories of personal data, that are processed;
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data relating to you have been or will be disclosed;
- the planned duration of the storage of your personal data or, if specific information is not available, criteria for determining the duration of storage;
- the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, a right to restriction of processing by the responsible or a right to object to such processing;
- the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
- all available information on the source of the data if the personal data is not collected from the effected person;
- the existence of automated decision-making including profiling under Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the effected person.
You have the right to request information about whether your personal information relates to a third country or an international organization. In this context, you can request the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR in context with the transfer.
9.2. Right of rectification
You have a right to rectification and / or completion to the controller, if the personal data you process is incorrect or incomplete. The responsible person has to execute the correction without delay.
9.3. Right of restriction of processing
You may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under the following conditions:
- if you contest the accuracy of your personal information for a period of time that enables the responsible to verify the accuracy of your personal information;
- the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead demand the restriction of the use of personal data;
- the responsible no longer requires personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or
- if you objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and it is not yet certain whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible prevail over your reasons.
If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, this data may only be used with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest Union or a Member State.
If the limitation of the processing after the above named conditions is restricted, you will be informed by the responsible person before the restriction is lifted
9.4. Right to erasure
Obligation to erase
You may require the responsible to delete your personal information without delay, and the responsible will be required to erase that information immediately if any of the following is true:
- Your personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
- You revoke your consent to the processing gem. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
- You enter objection according to Art. 21 Abs. 1 GDPR against the processing and there are no prior justifiable reasons for the processing, or you enter objection according to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR against processing.
- The personal data concerning you has been processed unlawfully.
- The deletion of personal data concerning you is required to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the responsible is subject.
- The personal data concerning you were collected in relation to information society services offered according to Art. 8 (1) GDPR.
Information to 3rd party
If the responsible person has made the personal data concerning you public and is he acc. to Article 17 (1) GDPR obligated to erase those data, s/he shall take appropriate measures, taking into account available technology and implementation costs, including technical means, to inform those who process the personal data that you have been identified as being affected person and requesting deletion of all links to such personal data or of copies or replications of such personal data
The right to erasure does not exist if the processing is necessary
- for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
- for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State 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 area of public health in accordance with points (h) and (i) of Article 9(2) as well as Article 9(3);
- for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) in so far as the right referred to in paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; or
- for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
9.5. Right to be informed
If you have the right of rectification, erasure or restriction of processing to the responsible, he / she is obliged to notify all recipients to whom your personal data have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing, unless: this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
You have a right to the responsible person to be informed about these recipients.
9.6. Right of data portability
You have the right to receive personal data concerning you, you provide to the responsible person in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transfer this data to another responsible person without hindrance by the responsible person for providing the personal data, provided that
- the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) or point (a) of Article 9(2) or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1); a
- the processing is carried out by automated means.
In exercising your right to data portability, you have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible.
That right shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
9.7. Right to object
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1), including profiling based on those provisions.
The controller will no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the effected person or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.
Where the effected person objects to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer are processed for such purposes.
In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
9.8. Right to revoke the data protection consent declaration
You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.
9.9. Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects him or her. This does not apply, if the decision:
- is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the effected person and a data controller
- is authorized by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the effected person's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or
- is based on the effected person's explicit consent.
However, these decisions must not be based on special categories of personal data under Art. 9 (1) GDPR, unless Art. 9 (2) lit. a or g and reasonable measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.
With regard to the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the person responsible shall take appropriate measures to uphold the rights and freedoms and their legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the controller, to express his / her own position and heard on challenge of the decision.
9.10. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Without 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 of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if the effected person considers that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes this regulation.
The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Article 78.