1. General Information
The use of our website is usually possible without indication of personal data. As far as personal data (name, adress, email adress, e.g.) are collected on our pages, this is, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. These data are not passed to third parties without your explicit consent. Please be aware that data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks and, therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.
Responsible for the data processing:
Marienthaler 128a, 20535 Hamburg
Telefon: +49 (0)40 68993943
Responsible is the named person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data, such as name or email address, etc.
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many of the data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. An informal email message to us is sufficient for this. The legality of the data processing carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right of appeal to the responsible supervisory authority
In case of data protection violations, the person concerned has the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority with regard to questions of data protection law has the state data protection officer of the federal state in which the site operator is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html
Right to data portability
You have the right to have the data, that we process automatically in fulfillment of a contract or on the basis of your consent, handed over to you or a third party, in a common and machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another person responsible, this will only be done if it is technically possible.
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as inquiries that you send to us as the website operator, this site uses SSL encryption. 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 at the beginning of your browser line. If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right about a free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient, as well as the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, the right to correct, block or delete this data. You can contact us at the address given in the legal notice if you have any further questions about personal data.
Opposition against advertising emails
The use of contact data published within the framework of the legal notice for the purpose of sending us any advertising or informational materials that we have not expressly requested, is hereby contradicted. The site operators reserve the right to take legal steps in the case of the unsolicited sending of advertising information; such as spam emails.
2. Data acquisition on this Website
Our website makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeat use of our website by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve our website and services. In most cases these are so-called “session cookies” that are deleted once you leave our website.
To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along information used to automatically recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. The information thereby obtained is used to improve our services and to expedite your access to the website.
You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so, you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website. Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain desired functions are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services.
For technical reasons, data such as the following, which your internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider (so called server log files), is collected: – type and version of the browser you use – operating system – websites that linked you to our site (referrer URL) – websites that you visit – date and time of your visit – your Internet Protocol (IP) address. This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provided, thereby making it impossible to assign it to any particular person. The data is used for statistical purposes in order to improve our website and services.
Purpose of data processing
he temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user’s computer. To do this, the user’s IP address must be saved for the duration of the session.
The storage in log files takes place to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, we use the data to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context. Our legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR lies in these purposes.
Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.
If the data is stored in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest, any further storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users will be deleted or alienated, so that it is no longer possible to assign the accessing client.
Possibility of objection
The collection of the 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 possibility of objection on the part of the user.
On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us, either by email and/or by using a contact form or via phone. In such event, information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user. No data is transferred to third parties, without your permission and there is no comparison of the data collected in this way with data that may be collected by other components of our site. The processing of the data entered in the contact form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. An informal e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (for example after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions, in particular retention periods, remain unaffected.
Alternatively, you can contact us using the telephone number or email address or email contact form provided. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted by telephone or email will be saved. In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data will only be used to process the conversation. If the user has given his / her consent, the legal basis for processing the data is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. The legal basis for processing the data that is transmitted in the course of sending an email is Article 6 (1) lit.f GDPR. If the aim of the email contact is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR.
3. Plugins and Tools
Use of Xing recommendation components
Use of LinkedIn recommendation components
We use plugins from Yoast SEO on our website. This is an offer from Yoast BV, Don Emanuelstraat 3, 6602 GX Wijchen, The Netherlands, Tel: +31 (0) 24 82 00 337 (Chamber of Commerce / KvK: 55404367, VAT Number: NL851692540B01). This plugin takes over the complete technical optimization of our websites for search engines. It also assists in content development. For more information, please refer to the data protection information from Yoast BV, which you can view at https://yoast.com/privacy-policy/. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.
We use the Polylang program for the multilingualism of our website. Polylang is a product of WP SYNTEX, 28, rue Jean Sebastien Bach, 38090 Villefontaine, France. We write posts, pages and create categories and publish tags as usual and then define the language for each of them. Polylang cookies are only set to recognize and record the language used or selected by the user. These cookies are stored for one year and are then deleted. Further information on data protection compliance can be found here: https://polylang.pro/doc/is-polylang-compatible-with-the-eu-cookie-law/.