1. Our Commitment to Privacy
We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and service users.
This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and service users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.
The hosting facility for our website is located in the United States.
To find out more about specific topics related to our privacy policies please read below.
2. How we use your personal data
In this Section 2, we have set out
- the legal bases of the processing.
a. Usage Data
We may process data about your use of our website and services ("usage data"). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type, and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency, and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is our analytics tracking system.
This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analyzing the use of the website and services. The legal basis for this processing is consent or our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website and services.
b. Account Data
We may process your account data ("account data"). The account data may include your username and email address. The source of the account data is directly provided by you or from a third-party connection, but only with your explicit permission.
The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases, and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.
c. Service Data
We may process your personal data that is provided in the course of the use of our services ("service data"). The service data may include the timing, frequency, and pattern of service use. The source of the service data is you.
The service data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases, and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.
d. Correspondence Data
We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us ("correspondence data"). The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. Our website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms.
The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business and communications with users.
e. Additional Data Processing
In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 2, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
Please do not supply any other person's personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.
3. Providing your personal data to others
a. Insurers and/or professional advisers
We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
b. Compliance with legal obligations
In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 3, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
4. International transfers of your personal data
In this Section 4, we provide information about the circumstances in which your personal data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
a. EEA - US Transfer
The hosting facilities for our website are situated in the United States. The European Commission has made an "adequacy decision" with respect to the data protection laws of each of these countries.
Transfers to the EU and the United States will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely E.U. – U.S. Privacy Shield and the Swiss – U.S. Privacy Shield.
b. Global Transfer
You acknowledge that personal data that you submit for publication through our website or services may be available, via the internet, around the world.
We cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others.
5. Retaining and deleting personal data
Section 5 sets out our data retention policies and procedures, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.
a. Data Retention
Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
b. Data Deletion
We will retain and delete your personal data as follows:
- Analytics data is kept for up to 14 months and automatically deleted on an ongoing basis.
- Cookie data will be retained for no longer than 14 months.
Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 5, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
6. Your rights
In this Section 6, we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.
You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by contacting us using the details outlined in Section 13.
Your principal rights under the data protection law are:
a. Right to access
You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned, and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply you with a copy of your personal data.
The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee. Provision of such information will be subject to:
- the first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies will be subjected to a 100€ administration fee; and
- the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).
b. Right to rectification
You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.
c. Right to erasure
In some circumstances, you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay.
Those circumstances include: the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes, and the personal data have been unlawfully processed.
However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
d. Right to restrict processing
In some circumstances, you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data.
Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection.
Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.
e. Right to object to processing
You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or a third-party.
If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights, and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
f. Right to data portability
You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes).
If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.
g. Right to complain to a supervisory authority
If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection.
You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work, or the place of the alleged infringement.
h. Right to withdraw consent
To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.
Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.
7. Compliance with regional Privacy Protection laws
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
We strive to comply with the EU GDPR laws. We only collect personally identifiable information when you choose to contact us via Email. You may request the removal of this personal information at any time by emailing us at email@example.com regardless of your location.
Content created on our website is not considered personally identifiable and is not included as part of this agreement.
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
Content created on our website is not considered personally identifiable and is not included as part of this agreement.
Children's Online Privacy
We recognize that some Data Protection Laws vary based on the age of consent. Depending on the jurisdiction, the age of consent can be between 13 to 16 years old.
We do not knowingly request to collect Personal Information from any Data Subject under the age of consent as defined by the jurisdiction in which the Data Subject resides.
If we are aware of or suspect that a Data Subject is under the age of consent, we will require the Data Subject to terminate their account. We will also take steps to delete the information as soon as possible. Please notify us if you know of any individuals under the age of consent using our Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. About cookies
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
a. Type of Cookies
Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
b. Personal identifies and Cookies
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
9. Cookies that we use
10. Cookies used by our service providers
a. Third-party advertisements
b. Third-party analytics
We use Google Analytics and Comscore to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics and Comscore gather information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
11. Managing cookies
Most browsers allow you to refuse, accept, and delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
- For other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.
a. Negative impacts
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
b. Your Consent
You can manage your cookies here:Manage Cookie Settings
We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
We may notify you of changes to this policy by email or through the private messaging system on our website.
LAST UPDATE: September 01, 2022
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I am registered in Germany, and my registered office is at Ostenstraße 32, 85757 Karlsfeld.