1. Data protection at a glance
The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit this website. Personal information refers to any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in the data protection notice [LINK].
Data collection on this website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The website operator’s contact details can be found in the website credits and legal information.
How is your data collected?
Some data are collected when you make them available. For example, this might include data you enter on a contact form. Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or the exact time you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What is your data used for?
Some of the data are collected to ensure that the website functions correctly. Other data can be used to analyse how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information free of charge about your stored data, where it comes from, who receives it and for which purpose it was collected. You also have the right to request that this data be rectified, blocked or erased. If you have further questions regarding data protection, you can contact the website operator at any time using the address provided in the website credits and legal information. You also have the right to file a complaint with the relevant regulatory authorities.
You also have the right, under certain circumstances, to demand that the processing of your personal data be limited. You can find further details on this in the section of the data protection notice called “Right to limit processing”.
2. General notes and mandatory information
The operator of this website takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. Your personal data will be treated as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection notice.
If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information refers to any data with which you could be personally identified. This data protection notice explains which information is collected and what it is used for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.
Please note that transferring data online (e.g. in e-mail communication) can pose a security risk. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Notice concerning the person responsible for this website
The person responsible for processing data on this website is:
Niehler Str. 248
50733 Cologne, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)221 / 922 79 06
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who, whether alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revoking your consent for processing your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express permission. After giving your consent, you can revoke it at any time. All that is required an informal communication to us by e-mail. This revocation does not affect the legality of the data processing implemented up until the time of revocation.
Right of objection to data collection in specific cases and to direct advertising (Article 21 GDPR)
If data are processed based on Article 6(1) lit. e or f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have – at any time and for reasons pertaining to your specific situation – the right to lodge an objection to your personal data being processed; this also applies for a profiling based on these provisions. The legal basis for processing in each case can be found in this data protection notice. If you lodge an objection, we will no longer process the personal data of yours in question unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing these data that outweigh your interests, rights and liberties – or if the processing of the data is for the purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims (objection in accordance with Article 21(1) GDPR).
If your personal data are processed for the purposes of direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to said personal data being processed for the purposes of such advertising; this also applies for profiling insofar as this is in connection with direct advertising. If you lodge an objection, your personal data will no longer be used for the purposes of direct advertising (objection in accordance with Article 21(2) GDPR).
Right to lodge a complaint with the relevant regulatory authorities
In the case of GDPR breaches, those affected have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, particularly in the member state in which they are habitually resident, in which they work or in which the alleged breach occurred. The right to lodge a complaint exists irrespective of any other legal or administrative remedies.
Right to transferable data
You have the right to request that data that we have processed by automated means based on your consent or for the performance of a contract be made available to you or a specified third party in a standard, machine-readable format. Requests for the data to be transferred directly to another responsible party can only be fulfilled insofar as this is technically feasible.
Right to access information and to have data blocked, deleted or rectified
In accordance with statutory regulations, you have the right to request – at any time and free of charge – information about any personal data of yours that has been stored, about its origin, its recipients and the purpose of the data processing. You may also have the right to have these data rectified, blocked or deleted. If you have any further questions on this or any other questions regarding personal data, you can contact the website operator at any time using the address provided in the website credits and legal information.
Right to limit processing of data
You have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be limited. If you have questions about this, you can contact us at any time using the address provided in the website credits and legal information. You will have the right to limit processing in the following cases:
- If you dispute the correctness of the personal data that we have stored, we generally need time to check this. You have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be limited for the duration of this checking period.
- If your personal data are being or have been processed unlawfully, you can demand that data processing be limited rather than deleted.
- However, in the event that we no longer need your personal data but that you still need them for the purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be limited rather than deleted.
- If you have lodged an objection in accordance with Article 21(1) GDPR, it is necessary for your interests and our interests to be weighed up against one another. Until such time as it has been established whose interests are to take priority, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be limited.
If you have limited the processing of your personal data, these data – apart from their actual storage – may only be processed with your consent, or for the purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims, or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of substantial public interest in the European Union or one of its member states.
Objection to promotional e-mails
The website operator hereby expressly prohibits the use of contact data published in the mandatory website credits and legal information for sending unsolicited promotional and informational materials. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if e-mail spam or any other form of unsolicited advertising material is received.
3. Data collection on this website
This website uses small text files known as “cookies”. Cookies do not harm your computer in any way and do not contain viruses. Rather, cookies help to make the website more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies used on this website are of the type known as “session cookies”, which are deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies allow your browser to be recognised the next time you visit this website.
You can set up your browser so that you are informed when cookies are set, so that you can authorise them in individual cases only, so that cookies are accepted for specific cases or generally excluded, or so that cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser. Deactivating cookies can limit the functionality of this website.
Cookies that are required for electronic communication processes or for preparing specific functions that you wish to use (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in storing cookies in order to provide the necessary services in an optimised form, free of technical problems. Insofar as other cookies are stored (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour), these are dealt with separately in this data protection notice.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in “server log files” that your browser automatically transmits to the website operator. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of server request
- IP address
These data will not be combined with other data sources.
The legal basis for collecting said data is Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in optimising this website and keeping it free of technical problems – it is necessary to record server log files for this purpose.
Enquiries by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, we will save and process your enquiry, including all related personal data (name, nature of enquiry), for the purposes of dealing with it. We will not share this information without your consent.
The legal basis for processing said data is Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR, insofar as your enquiry is in connection with fulfilling a contract or is necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures. In all remaining cases, the processing of data is based on your consent (Article 6(1) lit. a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR) as we have a legitimate interest in processing enquiries effectively.
We will retain the data that you sent us in your enquiry until such time as you request that we delete it, you revoke your consent to said data being stored or the purpose for storing the data is no longer valid (e.g. if your enquiry has been dealt with in full). This shall not affect mandatory statutory provisions, particularly in the case of retention periods stipulated by law.
(Translated from German)