DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION (PRIVACY STATEMENT)
1. SCOPE OF APPLICABILITY OF THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION
a) This data protection declaration in English language is applicable to all our website visitors from outside of Germany.
b) For all visitors of our website who reside within Germany, the German language version of our data protection declaration shall apply.
c) No Children under the Age of 13
Our website is not directed to children under the age of 13, and children under the age of 13 shall not use the website or services offered by us to submit any individually identifiable information about them.
2. PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We appreciate your interest in our website and our company. The protection of your personal data during your visits to our website is of great importance to us and we are fully committed to protecting your personal data. We are taking your privacy very seriously, especially, as concerns the collection, sharing, processing, and utilization of your personal data when you visit our website.
Contact info for data protection matters:
The responsible contact for data protection matters in our company is:
Fischer & Habel GmbH
Tel.: +49 (0) 531 61833566
If you have any questions regarding the protection of your personal data or this privacy statement, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be pleased to inform you about your personal data stored in our database.
3. CONSENT TO USE OF DATA
Mere use of our website or reading this privacy statement shall not be deemed replace the consent we are required by law to obtain from you in order to collect, share, process, and use your personal data in the form indicated below and for the purposes mentioned below. In addition, we would like to emphasize that you have the right to withdraw the consent you have given with respect to the collection and use of your data at any time with future effect.
4. PRIVACY STATEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO FUTURE CHANGES
Experience has shown that privacy legislation is subject to regular revisions, which may require adjustments to our privacy statement. The contents of our website are also frequently updated for changes and improvements. We therefore reserve the right to adjust the present privacy statement accordingly and to send you information about changes to our privacy statement if required. In addition, you are kindly invited to regularly visit our website to get informed about modifications of our privacy statement or other terms and conditions of use of our website. Please be assured that we will not change our privacy statement in any material way that might lead to an increased use of your data unless you have given your consent to such use.
5. COLLECTION AND RECORDING OF DATA WHEN ACCESSING OUR WEBSITE
a) In the following you will find some information about which personal data are recorded during your visit to our website and how we use them.
Every access to our website (including its sub-pages) will be captured and recorded automatically. In particular, the system can capture and record the IP-address of the computer submitting a query. In the same way, every time you are clicking on, downloading, or otherwise accessing any file on our website, your data will possibly be captured and recorded. The following data will be recorded: file name; date and time of access; volume of data accessed or transferred; browser used; information on whether the access and/or transfer was successful; the name of the domain or e-mail submitting the query. Any e-mail receipt or read confirmations may also possibly be captured and recorded.
b) None of the above-mentioned data - except for the domain submitting the query or your e-mail address - will allow us to identify you personally. The above data collection is not prescribed by law or contract and is not required for concluding a contract. You are not obliged to provide the above personal data. If you do not provide the data, however, you may no longer have access to all the functions provided by our website.
6. NO RECORDING OF ADDITIONAL PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS PROVIDED VOLUNTARILY
Any personal data other than those specified in the previous section will only be collected and stored by us if you have provided them voluntarily, e.g. by sending us an e-mail query or by providing your contact data in connection with advertisements you wish to serve on our website. The legal basis for processing personal data in this context is Article 6 (1) a) GDPR. You have the right to withdraw the consent you have given with respect to the recording of your data at any time with future effect.
7. USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA
a) We will only use any personal data you have transferred or communicated to us for answering your inquiries, performing contracts to which you are a party, processing orders you have placed with us, or for the purposes of our technical administration, accounting or invoicing processes. The applicable legal bases in this context are Article 6 (1) a), and alternatively also, b), c) and f) GDPR. We will not disclose or otherwise transfer any of your personal data to any third party, unless (i) this is required for performing a contract or for invoicing purposes or (ii) you have previously given your consent or (iii) we are entitled or required to do so under applicable legal provisions. The applicable legal bases in this context are Article 6 (1) a), and alternatively also, b), c) and f) GDPR. You have the right to withdraw the consent you have given us at any time with future effect.
b) In case of a legal conflict with a user, we may also share your personal data with our attorneys (www.zellerseyfert.com) or other attorneys or with law enforcement. The applicable legal basis in this context is Article 6 (1) f) GDPR.
8. NO TRANSFER OF PERSONAL DATA TO THIRD COUNTRIES OR INTERNATIONAL OR CROSS-BORDER ORGANIZATIONS
We do not transfer any data to third countries or to international or cross-border organizations. Should the transfer of data to a third country or to an international or cross-border organization be necessary, such transfer will be performed as permitted by applicable law only. The legal basis for processing personal data in this context is Article 6 (1) f) GDPR.
9. DELETION OF PERSONAL DATA
If you withdraw your consent, we will delete your personal data immediately. See Art. 7 (3) GDPR. The data will also be deleted if we no longer need to know them for fulfilling the purpose for which they were stored or if storage of the data is or has become inadmissible for any other legal reasons.
10. RIGHT TO INFORMATION AND OTHER RIGHTS
a) Upon request, we will be pleased to inform you about your personal data stored by us, including their origin, recipients, and the purpose for which they are stored. See Art. 15 GDPR.
b) In addition, you have the following rights regarding your personal data processed by us:
- right to request corrections (Art. 16 GDPR)
- right to request deletions (Art. 17 GDPR)
- right to restrict processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
- right to object to processing (Art. 21 GDPR)
- right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
c) In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR).
11. PROTECTION AGAINST THIRD PARTIES SPYING ON PERSONAL DATA
Please be assured that we will protect your personal data stored by us from illegal espionage by third parties as far as such protection is reasonably possible using modern technical and organizational means. However, whenever we contact you or you contact us by e-mail, we cannot guarantee full data security despite various safeguards employed by us. We therefore recommend you send any confidential information by ordinary mail.
12. SHORT NOTE ON COOKIES
a) Our website uses so-called session cookies. Session cookies are managed on the server and not saved to the hard drive of your computer. Session cookies make navigation easier during your visit to our website but immediately cease to be valid when you leave our website. If you visit our website again, the server will create a new cookie, which will also cease to be valid when you leave. Consequently, session cookies do not allow us to identify visitors to our website or the personal data of visitors to our website. If you do not want to accept any cookies, not even session cookies, the help function in most browsers (usually represented by a question mark icon) will show you how to change the browser settings to accept no new cookies when using the internet. Many browsers can also be set to automatically notify you when a new cookie is being set. Usually, your browser’s help function will also provide instructions on how to delete all cookies set on your computer. Some browsers can be set so that no cookies are set or accepted on your computer unless the respective inquiring address is permitted according to your specifications.
13. USE OF GOOGLE (UNIVERSAL) ANALYTICS
a) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as "Google"). Google Analytics uses “cookies” (text files), which are stored on your computer and help analyze your use of our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website, including your IP address, will be transmitted to, and stored on a Google server in the United States. Google will use said information for analyzing your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer such information to third parties if Google is required to do so by law or if third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
You may refuse the installation of cookies by selecting the corresponding settings in your browser software; please note, however, that by doing so, you may not be able to make full use of the functions of this website. By using this website, you agree to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
You may opt out of the collection and storage of data by Google Analytics at any time with future effect. For more details on how to deactivate Google Analytics, please refer to: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Given the debate about the use of analytical tools with full IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp ()" which ensures that IP addresses are processed in truncated form only to prevent them from being traced to a specific user.
b) The legal basis for our use of Google Analytics as mentioned under a) is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR (processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests).
14. USE OF FACEBOOK PIXEL FOR ONLINE MARKETING
a) In our online marketing we use „Facebook-Pixel“ of the social network Facebook. Facebook Pixel is operated by the social network Facebook Inc. 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA (hereinafter “Facebook”).
If a user clicks on an advertisement placed by us that is presented on Facebook, a parameter is affixed by Facebook Pixel to the URL of our linked page. If our page allows data to be shared with Facebook via Pixels, this URL parameter is written into the user's browser using a cookie, which is set by our linked page itself. This cookie is then read by Facebook Pixel and enables the data to be forwarded to Facebook.
With the help of Facebook Pixel, Facebook is on the one hand able to determine the visitors of our online offer as a target group for the display of advertisements (so-called "Facebook ads"). Accordingly, we use Facebook Pixel to only display the Facebook ads we have placed to those Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our online offer or who have certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products that are based on the visited websites as determined) which we transmit to Facebook (so-called "Custom Audiences"). With the help of Facebook Pixel, we also want to ensure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interest of the users and do not bother you. This enables us to further evaluate the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes by understanding whether users have been redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook advertisement (so-called “conversion”).
The data collected is anonymous to us, so it does not provide us with any conclusions about the identity of the user. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook, so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with the Facebook data usage guidelines (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). The data can enable Facebook and its partners to place advertisements on and outside of Facebook.
The information generated by Facebook is usually transmitted to a Facebook server and stored there.
To object to the collection by Facebook Pixel and the use of your data to display Facebook ads as a whole, you can set an opt-out cookie by clicking on the link below, which deactivates the Facebook pixel tracking. For further explanations:
Disable Facebook Pixel
This opt-out cookie only works in this browser and only for this domain. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must disable Facebook Pixel again.
b) The legal basis for our use of Facebook Pixel as mentioned under a) is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR (processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests).
15. USE OF A LIVE CHAT SYSTEM
a) This website uses technologies from Userlike UG (limited liability), Probsteigasse 44-46, D-50670 Köln, Germany (www.userlike.com) to anonymize data for the purpose of web analysis and to operate a live chat system, which is used to answer live support questions. Inquiries from users are used, collected, and saved. Usage profiles can be created from this anonymized data under a pseudonym. Cookies may be used. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the website visitor's Internet browser. Cookies enable the recognition of the Internet browser.
The data collected with the Userlike technologies will not be used to personally identify the visitor to this website and will not be combined with personal data without the separate consent of the person concerned. In order to avoid the storage of user-like cookies, you can set your internet browser so that in future no cookies can be stored on your computer or cookies that have already been stored will be deleted. Disabling all cookies can, however, mean that some functions on our website can no longer be performed. You can object to the collection and storage of data for the purpose of creating a pseudonymized user profile at any time with effect for the future by sending us your objection informally by e-mail to the e-mail address specified above.
b) The legal basis for our use of Userlike UG as mentioned under a) is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR (processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests).
16. USE OF GOOGLE WEB FONTS
a) For the uniform display of fonts, this website uses so-called web fonts provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as "Google"). When you visit a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to the Google servers. In this case, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google in the USA. In this way, Google becomes aware that our website has been accessed via your IP address. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.
b) The legal basis for our use of Google Web Fonts as mentioned under a) is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR (processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests).
17. USE OF OPENSTREETMAP
a) This website uses an API via the OpenStreetMap open source mapping service of the OpenStreetMap Foundation, St John's Innovation Center, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WS, United Kingdom, to show you the location of our company and make it easier for you to get there.
So that the map services of OpenStreetMap can be made available to you, the service collects your IP address when our website is accessed and transmits it to an OpenStreetMap server, where it is stored.
You can find more information about the data protection regulations of OpenStreetMap at the following Internet address: https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy
b) The legal basis for our use of Google Web Fonts as mentioned under a) is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR (processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests).
18. USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
a) Use of Facebook Plugins
aa) Our website uses Facebook plugins. A plugin is a software component, which - during its runtime - can be detected and integrated by a software application to add specific features to the software application. The Facebook plugins are operated by the social network Facebook Inc. 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA (hereinafter “Facebook”). The Facebook plugins used on our website are identified by the Facebook logo (white “f” on blue tile), by the suffix “Like”, or the “thumbs up” symbol, or the suffix “Facebook Social Plugin”.
Whenever you visit our website or any of its subpages that contain such a Facebook plugin, your browser creates a direct connection to the Facebook servers. In this way, the content of the Facebook plugin is transmitted to your browser which integrates it into the displayed webpage and/or subpage of our website. Once the plug-in has been installed, Facebook is notified that you have visited our website or the respective subpage of our website. Please be aware that Facebook can match the visit to your Facebook account, if you are logged in to Facebook during your visit to our webpage and/or any subpage of our website. If you interact with Facebook plugins, by clicking the “Like” button or commenting, for example, the corresponding information will be transmitted directly to Facebook, where it will be stored and processed.
It cannot be ruled out that Facebook will find out and store your IP address even if you have no Facebook user account.
If you have a Facebook user account and do not want Facebook to collect personal and/or other data on you via our website and to link said information with the membership data about you stored by Facebook or to process and use said information, you need to log out of your Facebook account before visiting our website. You can also block Facebook plugins on your browser by using certain add-ons, like the “Facebook blocker” add-on (see, for example, at http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/).
bb) The legal basis for our use of Facebook Plugins as mentioned under aa) is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR (processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests).
b) Use of the LinkedIn Share Button
aa) The LinkedIn Share button is also installed on our website. LinkedIn is provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “LinkedIn”). You can recognize LikedIn plugins by the LinkedIn logo or the “Recommend” button on our website. Whenever your visit our website, LinkedIn’s social plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server. In this way, LinkedIn receives information that you visited our website and your IP address during the visit. If you are logged in to LinkedIn, you can link the content of our website to our LinkedIn profile by clicking the LinkedIn “Recommend” button on our website. The details on data collection and the further processing of the data as well as your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy, are provided in LinkedIn’s privacy notices. These notices are available at the following link: http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. Please be aware that we have no influence on how exactly LinkedIn uses the data.
bb) The legal basis for our use of the LinkedIn Share Button as mentioned under aa) is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR (processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests).
c) Use of Instagram Plugins
aa) Our website uses Instagram plugins. A plugin is a software component, which - during its runtime - can be detected and integrated by a software application to add specific features to the software application. The Instagram plugins are operated by the social network Facebook Inc. 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA (hereinafter “Facebook” or “Instagram”). The Instagram plugins used on our website are identified by the Instagram logo (drawn white camera in a blue / red / yellow tile).
What Information Does Instagram Collect?
Instagram can collect the following information from registered users: Names and passwords of account holders; captured content, such as photos and videos; data that links users to the photos they took, tagged or liked; text message history, address book contacts or other similar personal information; metadata on how people use the Instagram mobile app; transactional data from Facebook products and services; facial recognition data; data on which devices are linked to which accounts; geolocational data.
How Does Instagram Use the Information?
Similar to many other social networks, Instagram’s main motive for using your data is to personalize the ads that they show to you when using Instagram. These ad targeting changes are made based on a lot of different data: your personal account info, your usage patterns, your location, the data of other users, facial recognition data, and more.
How Does Instagram Protect Data?
Most content on Instagram is public. We warn you to be careful about what you share and communicate through your personal content. Instagram uses account settings that allow you to control who can see and access your profile.
If you choose to delete your Instagram account, your posts will vanish, but not your data that have already been shared by others.
bb) The legal basis for our use of Instagram Plugins as mentioned under aa) is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR (processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests).
19. OUR NEWSLETTER
If you subscribe to our newsletter or have already subscribed to it, we process your personal data to send you information about our offers or news by e-mail. We use the services of MailChimp provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC d/b/a MailChimp, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA (http://www.mailchimp.com/) to send you our newsletter after you have subscribed to it. We forward MailChimp your personal data that you have provided to us when subscribing to our newsletter.
By signing up for our newsletter, you give us permission to send you our newsletter. You can revoke this consent at any time and without stating reasons with effect for the future. See Art. 7 (3) GDPR. The legality of the data processing up to the revocation remains unaffected in case of revocation.
The processing of your personal data takes place based on your consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) a) GDPR. Forwarding your personal data to MailChimp is based on Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR (processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests).
In order to unsubscribe from our newsletter, it is enough to send a message to our responsible department (see above under 1.).