EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
We have written this data protection declaration (version 19.02.2021-311263706) to explain to you in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 what information we collect, how we use data and what options you have as a visitor to this website .
Data protection declarations usually sound very technical. However, this version should describe the most important things to you as simply and clearly as possible. As far as possible, technical terms are explained in a reader-friendly manner. We would also like to convey that we only collect and use information with this website if there is a corresponding legal basis. This is certainly not possible if you give the briefest possible technical explanations, as they are often standard on the Internet when it comes to data protection. I hope you find the following explanations interesting and informative and maybe there is one or the other piece of information that you did not know yet.
If you still have questions, we would like to ask you to follow the existing links and see further information on third-party websites, or simply write us an email. You will find our contact information in the imprint.
Automatic data storage
When you visit websites these days, certain information is automatically created and saved, including on this website. This collected data should be collected as sparingly as possible and only with justification. By the way, by website we mean the entirety of all websites on your domain, i.e. everything from the start page (homepage) to the very last subpage (like this one). By domain we mean example.de or musterbeispiel.com.
Even while you are currently visiting our website, our web server - that is the computer on which this website is stored - usually automatically saves data such as for reasons of operational security, to create access statistics, etc.
- the complete Internet address (URL) of the website called up
- Browser and browser version (e.g. Chrome 87)
- the operating system used (e.g. Windows 10)
- the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)
- the host name and the IP address of the device from which access is made (e.g. COMPUTERNAME and 18.104.22.168)
- Date and Time in files, the so-called web server log files
As a rule, these files are stored for two weeks and then automatically deleted. We do not pass on this data, but we cannot rule out that this data will be viewed by authorities in the event of illegal behavior.
In short: your visit is logged by our provider (company that runs our website on special computers (servers)), but we do not pass on your data!
Storage of personal data
Personal data that you transmit to us electronically on this website, such as name, e-mail address, address or other personal information in the context of submitting a form or comments in the blog, are saved by us together with the time and the IP Address is only used for the specified purpose, stored securely and not passed on to third parties.
We therefore only use your personal data for communication with those visitors who expressly request contact and for processing the services and products offered on this website. We do not pass on your personal data without your consent, but we cannot rule out that this data will be viewed in the event of illegal behavior.
If you send us personal data by email - outside of this website - we cannot guarantee the secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential data unencrypted by e-mail.
According to Artikel 6 Absatz 1 a DSGVO [Article 6 Paragraph 1 a GDPR (lawfulness of processing)], the legal basis is that you give us your consent to process the data you have entered. You can revoke this consent at any time - an informal e-mail is sufficient, you will find our contact details in the imprint.
Rights according to the General Data Protection Regulation
According to the provisions of the GDPR, you have the following rights:
Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
Right to erasure ("right to be forgotten") (Article 17 GDPR)
Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)
Right to notification - obligation to notify in connection with the correction or deletion of personal data or the restriction of processing (Article 19 GDPR)
Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR) Right to object (Article 21 GDPR)
Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling (Article 22 GDPR
If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or that your data protection claims have been violated in any other way, you can contact the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI) [Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit (BfDI)].
Evaluation of visitor behavior
In the following data protection declaration we inform you whether and how we evaluate data from your visit to this website. The evaluation of the collected data is usually anonymous and we cannot infer your person from your behavior on this website.
You can find out more about how to object to this analysis of the visit data in the following data protection declaration.
TLS encryption with https
TLS, encryption and https sound and are very technical. We use HTTPS (the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure stands for "secure hypertext transfer protocol") to transfer data securely on the Internet. This means that the complete transmission of all data from your browser to our web server is secured - no one can “overhear”.
We have thus introduced an additional security layer and comply with data protection through technology design (Article 25 (1) GDPR) [Artikel 25 Absatz 1 DSGVO)]. By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission on the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data.
You can recognize the use of this protection of data transmission by the small lock symbol in the top left of the browser to the left of the Internet address (e.g. examplepage.de) and the use of the https scheme (instead of http) as part of our Internet address. If you want to know more about encryption, we recommend doing a Google search for “Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure wiki” for good links to further information.
Web analysis using Matomo
Scope of the processing of personal data:
We use the software "Matomo" (www.matomo.org) on this website, a service provided by InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand. The software sets a cookie (a text file) on your research, with which your browser can be recognized. If subpages of our website are called up, the following data is saved:
the user's IP address, shortened by the last two bytes (anonymized)
the subpage accessed and the time of access
the page from which the user came to our website (referrer)
which browser is used with which plugins, which operating system and which screen resolution
the length of stay on the website the pages that are accessed from the accessed subpage
The data collected with Matomo are stored on our own servers. It will not be passed on to third parties.
The legal basis on which we process personal data using Matomo is Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.
Purpose of data processing
We need the data in order to analyze the surfing behavior of the users and to obtain information about the use of the individual components of the website. This enables us to continuously optimize the website and its user-friendliness.
Our legitimate interest in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR is based on these purposes. By anonymizing the IP address, we take into account the interests of users in protecting personal data.
The data is never used to personally identify the user of the website and is not merged with other data.
Duration of storage
The data will be deleted when they are no longer required for our purposes.
You can object to the recording of the data in the manner described above in three different ways:
You can completely prevent the storage of cookies in your browser. However, this means that you may no longer be able to use some functions of our website that require identification (shopping cart, orders, personal settings, etc.)
You can activate the "Do-not-Track" setting in your browser. Our Matomo system is configured to respect this setting.
With one click of the mouse, you can create what is known as an opt-out cookie, which is valid for two years. As a result, Matomo will not register your further visits. Please note, however, that the opt-out cookie will be deleted if you delete all cookies.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Matomo can be found at matomo.org/privacy.
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English version by Translation Fritz