We are pleased about your interest in our website. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. Below, we will inform you in detail of how your data are handled.
Types of data processed
- subscriber data (e.g. e-mail addresses)
- relevant author data (e.g. text entries, photographs)
- usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, times of access)
- metadata / communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses)
- contract data (e.g. subject matter, term)
Legal bases of processing
Legal bases for the processing of personal data by us are
– Art. 6 (1). (a) of the GDPR (consent of data subject)
– Art. 6 (1). (b) of the GDPR (performance of contractual or pre-contractual measures with the data subject)
– Art. 6 (1.) (c) of the GDPR (legal obligation) and
– Art. 6 (1). (f) of the GDPR (legitimate interest).
Processing of Data
Gathering of access data and logfiles
When you access our website, data which your browser transmits to the server on which the contents of the website are hosted are automatically saved in logfiles and may be processed. The access data include the name of the web page retrieved, the file, the date and time of retrieval, the data quantity transmitted, notification of successful retrieval, the browser type and version, the operating system of the user, the referrer URL (the page last visited before ours), the IP address and the requesting provider.
This data is collected exclusively for the purpose of operating the website and making the content available on the website (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR). Logfile information is stored for security reasons, which at the same time represent our legitimate interests (e.g. the investigation of abusive or fraudulent acts) for a maximum duration of 7 days and then deleted. Data whose continued preservation is necessary for the purpose of providing evidence are exempted from deletion until the incident concerned has finally been cleared up.
When contact is made with us (e.g. by contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media) the information provided by the user is processed in the course of our administering and dealing with the enquiry (Art. 6 (1) (b) or (f) GDPR). When you contact us, the data you provide will be processed by us to answer your questions, which at the same time represent our legitimate interests. Information provided by users can be stored in a customer relationship management (‘CRM’) system or similar enquiry filing system. We delete the data processing in this connection after the storage is no longer necessary, or restrict the processing if there are legal storage obligations.
Rights of data subjects
In accordance with Art. 15 of the GDPR you have the right to request confirmation of whether data concerning you are being processed and the right to information about those data, to further information and to a copy of the data.
In accordance with Art. 16 of the GDPR you have the right to request the completion of data concerning you if they are incomplete or the rectification of data concerning you if they are inaccurate.
In accordance with Art. 17 of the GDPR you have the right to request that data concerning you be deleted without delay, or alternatively, as provided for in Art. 18 of the GDPR, that the processing of the data be restricted.
In accordance with Art. 20 of the GDPR you have the right to request receipt of the data concerning you which you have made available to us, and to request that they be transmitted to other controllers.
Moreover, in accordance with Art. 77 of the GDPR, you have the right to submit a complaint to the competent supervisory authority.
Right of withdrawal
In accordance with Art. 7 (3) of the GDPR you have the right to revoke the consent you have given with future effect.
Right of objection
In accordance with Art. 21 of the GDPR, you have the right at any time, for reasons arising from your own particular situation, to file an objection to the processing of your personal data as based on Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR for the safeguarding of legitimate interests.
If you file such an objection, we will not process your personal data any more unless we can provide evidence of compelling legitimate reasons for that processing such as outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves the assertion, exercising or defence of legal claims. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
You can address the objection at any time informally to email@example.com.