Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more specific personal factors, particularly concerning the natural persons physical, mental, economical, genetic, cultural or social identity.
Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
When visiting our website for information purposes, only the internet connection data sent from your browser to our server is processed by us. These information contain personal data only to a limited extent. The processed data covers information regarding:
Your device (type, name, ID)
Your browser (type/version)
Your operating system (including language settings)
Date and time of your requests
Content of your request
Your monitor resolution
Your internet service provider
Websites, from which your system is accessing our website (referrer-URL)
Websites, that are accessed by your system via our website
We process this information to enable you to use our website (e.g. by adapting our website to the needs of your personal device). We do not consolidate this data with other data sources. We process this data for an effective provision of our website (legal basis: Art. 6 para.1 lit. b GDPR). Furthermore, the data processing serves our legitimate interest to ensure the stability and security of our website (legal basis: Art. 6 para.1 lit f GDPR).
We offer further services on our website (e.g.contact and newsletter) that require us to request personal data from you, such as name or e-mail address and further personal information if necessary. Relevant mandatory information is always marked as a required field. Without this information, we may not be able to provide you with the requested service or answer any queries you might have. In the following, we will give you an overview of the related processing operation and respective legal bases.
If you contact us by e-mail, your personal data will be stored and processed. Basically, this concerns your name and e-mail address and the information submitted within the content of your request. These data are stored for the exclusive purpose of answering your request or for making contact and the herewith associated technical administration. The data is not transmitted to third parties without your prior consent. If the contact is made for the purpose of fulfilling a contract or pre-contractual measures, the legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Additionally, we have a legitimate interest to efficiently answer your query (legal basis: Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).
If you register for our newsletter, the personal data you provide to us (such as e-mail address) will be processed for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. For the registration to our newsletter we use the so called double-opt-in procedure, working as follows. After your newsletter registration on our website, you will receive an e-mail containing a link. By clicking this link, you confirm that you are the owner of the e-mail address and wish to receive the newsletter. If the confirmation is not exercised within a period of 12h, both your registration and your submitted personal data will be deleted automatically. The processing of your personal data in the context of the newsletter dispatch is based on your given consent (legal basis: Art. 6 Abs. 1 para. a GDPR).You can object to the future sending of our newsletter at any time and without providing reasons by unsubscribing via the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each newsletter, or by contacting us via e-mail.
We will process your personal data to the smallest possible extent only. Therefore, we will store your personal data only for as longs as necessary to fulfil the original collection purpose or – in case this is applicable – a longer storage is legally required or justified.
Depending on the circumstances of the specific case, you are entitled to the following data protection rights:
Right to information and access to personal data concerning you
Right to rectification or erasure or to restriction of processing of your personal data Right to refuse and object consent to data processing
Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing
Right to data portability
Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority
Furthermore, you are entitled to the right to object the processing of your personal data at any time if we process your personal data for purposes of direct marketing; or if your personal data is processed to pursue our legitimate interests and grounds exist relating to your particular situation. You may exercise the above mentioned rights, ask questions or lodge a complaint against our processing of your personal data by contacting us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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