Data collection on my website
Some data are collected when you provide it to me. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by the IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter my website.
What do I use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
Analytics and third-party tools
You can object to this analysis. I will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.
2. GENERAL INFORMATION AND MANDATORY INFORMATION
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which I process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact me at any time using the address given in my legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
Opposition to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.
3. DATA COLLECTION ON MY WEBSITE
Cookies help make my website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies I use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
Should you send me questions via the contact form, I will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. I do not share this information without your permission.
I will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
4. SOCIAL MEDIA
Link to social media by icons or text links: When the user is forwarded to the respective network, the network captures information on the user. It can’t be guaranteed that the hereby collected information is not processed in the USA.
This is mainly data like IP-Adress, Date, Time and visited site. If the user is logged into his user profile of the respective network at the time, the network operator can possibly connect the collected data of the concrete visit to the personal user account. If the user wants to avoid this, he/she should logg out before operating the icon or configure the user account settings.
I advertise my website with profiles on following social networks:
For reasons of communication and visibility I maintain a profile on instagram, for which I share responsibility with Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland.
The responsibility was regulated in an agreement on the respective obligations according to the DSGVO. This Agreement can be found following this link:
Legal basis for hereby occuring and in the following presented processing of personal data is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
Users consent towards the platform can also be legal basis according to Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO. The consent can be withdrawn for the future at any time, according to Art. 7 Abs. 3 DSGVO, by a message to the platform operator.
When opening my profile on instagram user data is processed by the Facebook Ireland Ltd. as operator in the EU (personal data, IP-adress etc.)
This user data serves statistic information on the utilization of my profile on instagram. The data is used by facebook Ireland Ltd. for market research and advertising and for creating user profiles, based on which facebook ltd. can for example target users inside and outside of instagram with interest based content. If users are logged into instagram at the same time they visit my page, Facebook Ireland Ltd. can furthermore connect the users data with the respective user profile.
In case the user contacts me on Instagram the entered personal data of the user are used for processing the inquiry.
The user data is deleted by me as soon as the users inquiry is resolved and there is no legal retention requirement, for example a contract conclusion.
If the user does not consent to this, it can be prevented by a function of the browser. Already existing cookies can also be deleted at any time. The properties depend on the browser. Except Flash-Cookies, which depend on the properties of the Flash-Player. Some of facebooks features or functions might not work properly if the user limits cookie functions.
Processing by Facebook Ireland Ltd. may also occur by Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA.
LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland, ein Tochterunternehmen der LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 USA.
5. GOOGLE reCAPTCHA
I use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on my website. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
reCAPTCHA is used to check whether the data entered on my website (such as on a contact form) has been entered by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, how long the visitor has been on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.
The reCAPTCHA analyses take place completely in the background. Website visitors are not advised that such an analysis is taking place.
Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its site from abusive automated crawling and spam.