Privacy Policy Page

This document has been translated automatically for our international visitors. The authorative version is only the original German version which can be found here.

Privacy Policy Page (in accordance with and within the meaning of the EU-GDPR).

The following data protection declaration applies to the use of our online offer (hereinafter “website” or “online offer”).

We attach the greatest importance to data protection. The collection and processing of your personal data is carried out in compliance with the applicable national and EU-wide data protection regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR/DSGVO).

We collect and process your personal data in order to offer you the above-mentioned website. This statement describes how and for what purpose your data is collected and used and what choices you have in connection with personal data.

By using this website, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

1. Person responsible

The person responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personal data within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR is:

Christoph Schneider
Nahestraße 37
47051 Duisburg

Responsible for the content according to § 10 paragraph 3 MDStV:
Christoph Schneider (address as above)

Contact details as well as the possibility of quick electronic contact can also be found in the imprint of this website.

If you wish to object to the collection, processing or use of your data by us in accordance with these data protection provisions, either as a whole or for individual measures, you can address your objection to the above-mentioned person responsible.

You can save and print this privacy policy at any time.

2. General use of the website

We would like to point out in advance that apart from the e-mail address (1) – which is collected when contacting us voluntarily by e-mail – and the technical metadata such as IP addresses (2) collected by our hosting provider (see below, section 2.1. Hosting), we do not transmit or store any personal or device-related data of our visitors. In the two aforementioned cases, the legitimate interest for the processing and storage lies in contacting the inquirer (1) or in the technically proper and practicable operation of this website by the hoster (2).

All further explanations in this privacy policy are primarily made to inform the visitor about his rights. The fact that a technically possible data processing, transmission or storage is explained in this data protection declaration does not mean that these data are also processed when using this website. As mentioned at the beginning, the actual data processing is limited exclusively to the two – technically necessary – cases mentioned there.

2.1 Hosting

The hosting services used by us serve to provide the following services: Infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services and technical maintenance services, which we use for the purpose of operating the website.
In this context, our hosting provider processes inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta data and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors of this online offer on the basis of its legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) DSGVO in conjunction with. Art. 28 DSGVO.

2.2 Access data

We do not collect any access data (logs) ourselves, nor do we have access to them. In particular, we do not collect any personal data when you use this website.

However, for technical reasons and automatically, our hosting provider may collect the following data:

Name and URL of the retrieved file
date and time of the retrieval
amount of data transferred
message about successful retrieval (HTTP response code)
browser type and browser version
operating system
Referer URL (i.e. the previously visited page)
Websites that are called up by the user's system via our website
possibly the user's Internet service provider
IP address and the requesting provider

It uses this log data without assigning it to you personally or otherwise profiling it for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation (troubleshooting), security and optimization of the online offering.

This is his and therefore our legitimate interest according to Art 6 para 1 p. 1 f) DSGVO. Since we ourselves do not have access to the logs, the corresponding data is therefore not processed by us and/or through us, but by the hoster and/or through the hoster. The hoster declares in its privacy policy that the log files are kept in accordance with the applicable national and European legal situation.

For more information, please refer to the privacy policy of our hoster.

2.3 Cookies

Our website uses so-called session cookies to optimize the online offer. A session cookie is a small text file that is sent by the respective servers when you visit a website and is temporarily stored on your hard drive. This file as such contains a so-called session ID, with which various requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. These cookies are deleted after you close your browser.

Your name, IP address or similar data that would allow the cookie to be assigned to you are not stored in the cookie. Based on the cookie technology, we only receive pseudonymized information.

You can set your browser so that you are informed in advance about the setting of cookies and can decide on a case-by-case basis whether you want to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, or that cookies are completely prevented. This may limit the functionality of the website.

2.4 E-mail contact

If you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), we will store your information for processing the request and in the event that follow-up questions arise.
This is also our legitimate interest according to Art 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) DSGVO.
We only store and use further personal data if you consent to this or if this is legally permissible without special consent.

The user has the option 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.

2.5 Storage period

Unless specifically stated, we store personal data only as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes pursued.

3. processing of inventory data

We do not process inventory data of our visitors. The e-mail address used to respond to communication requests is not inventory data in the sense of the GDPR and is deleted immediately after the expiry of the statutory periods or the expiry of the need to store it to protect the legitimate interest (i.e. after processing a request).

3.1 Legal basis and storage period

The legal basis for data processing in accordance with the above paragraphs is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 a), b) and f) DSGVO. Our interests in data processing are in particular the conclusion and fulfillment of contracts as well as the maintenance of any e-mail communication with our visitors*.

Unless specifically stated, we store personal data only as long as necessary or legally required to fulfill the purposes pursued.

4. Your rights as a person affected by data processing

According to the applicable laws, you have various rights regarding your personal data, which can be found in the respective current legal texts. If you wish to exercise these rights, please send your request by e-mail or by post, clearly identifying yourself, to the address mentioned in section 1.

Below you will find an overview of your rights.

4.1 Right to confirmation and information

You have the right to obtain confirmation from us at any time as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed. If this is the case, you have the right to request information from us free of charge about the personal data stored about you, together with a copy of this data. Furthermore, you have the right to the following information:

the purposes of processing;
the categories of personal data processed;
the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of 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 to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, or to obtain the restriction of processing by the controller, or a right to object to such processing;
The existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
if the personal data is not collected from you, any available information about the origin of the data;
the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for you.

If personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organization, you have the right to be informed about the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 of the GDPR in connection with the transfer.

4.2 Right to rectification

You have the right to request that we correct any inaccurate personal data concerning you without undue delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data – also by means of a supplementary declaration.

4.3 Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”).

Pursuant to Article 17(1) of the GDPR, you have the right to request that we erase personal data concerning you without undue delay, and we are obliged to erase personal data without undue delay if one of the following reasons applies:

The personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
You revoke your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 a) DSGVO or Art. 9 (2) a) DSGVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DSGVO and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) DSGVO.
The personal data has been processed unlawfully.
The erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which we are subject.
The personal data has been collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8(1) of the GDPR.

If we have made the personal data public and we are obliged to erase it pursuant to Art. 17 (1) DSGVO, we shall take reasonable measures, including technical measures, to inform data controllers processing the personal data that you have requested erasure of all links to or copies or replications of such personal data, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation.

4.4 Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request us to restrict processing if one of the following conditions is met:

the accuracy of the personal data is contested by you for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of the personal data,
the processing is unlawful and you have refused to erase the personal data and have instead requested the restriction of the use of the personal data;
we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need the data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; or
you have objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) DSGVO, as long as it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of our company outweigh yours.

4.5 Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from us, provided that

    the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 a) DSGVO or Art. 9 (2) a) DSGVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 b) DSGVO and

the processing is carried out with the help of automated procedures.

When exercising your right to data portability pursuant to paragraph 1, you have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from us to another controller, to the extent technically feasible.

4.6 Right to object

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) sentence 1 e) or f) DSGVO; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. We will no longer process the personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If personal data are processed by us for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing.

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.
4.7 Automated decisions 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 you.

Automated decision-making based on the personal data collected will not take place.

4.8 Right to revoke a data protection consent

You have the right to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

4.9 Right to complain to a supervisory authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, workplace or the place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is unlawful.