We appreciate your visit to our webite. First of all, we would like to introduce ourselves to you as the responsible authority in terms of data protection laws:
Represented by the board: Judith Bethlehem, Yvonne Rösel-Bamberger, Carsten Awe
Paretzer Str. 2
Phone office of the board 030/851 37 23
Data protection officer:
RA Kanzlei Dr. Petereit und Armbrüster
Phone 030 / 308 77 6-6
We would like to inform you about the collection and use of your personal data in accordance with our legal obligation.
When using our website, personal data is collected. This can occur if you enter the data yourself – for example your e-mail address. Our system also automatically collects data, such as your visit to our website, regardless of which device or software you are using to access our website.
Any data you input on our website is voluntarily. There are no disadvantages for you if you do not disclose personal data. Without certain data it is not possible for us to provide services or to conclude contracts. We will notify you if mandatory information is necessary in this context.
Within this website the user’s personal data is only collected in accordance with the applicable data protection laws, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The technical terms used in this text are explained in more detail in Art. 4 of the GDPR.
In compliance with the GDPR, processing data is permitted in three cases in particular:
- According to art. 6, par. 1, lit. a and 7 GDPR if you gave us your consent to data processing; in each case we will inform you in advance in these data privacy guidelines and on the occasion of your consent in accordance with Art. 4 No. 11 GDPR, for what and under what circumstances we process your data;
- According to art. 6, par. 1, lit. b GDPR, if processing your personal data is necessary for the initiation, conclusion or execution of a contractual relationship;
- According to art. 6, par. 1, lit. f GDPR if, after assessment of interests, processing is necessary to protect our legitimate interests; in particular this includes our interests in analyzing, optimizing and securing what we offer on our website – this especially includes analysis of user behavior, creating profiles for advertising purposes and storage of access data as well as using services of third-party providers.
We also collect usage data (e.g. website visits, interest in products) in order to enable users to utilize the services provided on the website and for us to account for those services.
We only combine usage data if and as far as it is necessary for billing purposes. Otherwise we will only create usage data pseudonymously and only if you have not objected. You can object at any time using the address given in the legal details or by contacting the responsible authority named in these data privacy guidelines.
Legal basis for processing data is our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6, par. 1, lit. f GDPR in the analysis of the website and its use on the one hand, on the other hand also the legal permission to store data in the course of initiating a contractual relationship in accordance with Art. 6, par. 1, lit. b GDPR.
Each time our website is accessed our provider also stores information, the so-called server log files, which are automatically transmitted by your browser. These are:
- Your ip-address
- Type and version of your browser
- Moment of access
- The page from which you visited our site
- Name of the accessed page
- Exact time of access and
- The amount of data transferred.
This data is only used for statistical purposes and does not allow us to identify the user.
Before sending advertisement, we will specifically ask you for your consent in accordance with art. 4, no. 11 GDPR, unless advertising for similar products that you have already purchased. This will be necessary particularly if you give us your consent to send you our newsletter or fill out a contact form.
If we ask for your consent to process your data, we will inform you in clear language and easily accessible about the cases for which you give your approval. Every consent we ask for is voluntary, any benefit that you would obtain by approving can also be obtained without giving consent, just ask us.
For every consent you have the right to revoke your approval of processing your personal data at any time. This can be done by sending an informal message, e.g. via our contact form, an e-mail to the e-mail address given in the legal details or clicking an unsubscribe-link (if applicable). Your revocation does not affect the legality of already processed data up to the point of disapproval.
Your data will only be stored for as long as the purpose of the respective data processing requires. Further storage is particularly considered if it is necessary for legal prosecution by us or for our other legitimate interests or if we are legally required to keep your data (e.g. retention periods for tax purposes, which are generally 6 or even 10 years).
Deletion, correction, restriction
At any time, you can ask us to correct or supplement incorrect data, restrict processing or delete personal data. This applies in particular if the processing purpose has expired, a necessary consent has been revoked and there is no other legal basis, or our data processing is not in accordance with the applicable laws. We will then immediately correct, block, or even delete your personal data within the legal requirements.
Concerning the right of objection associated with the receipt of advertisement, our consent text applies:
You have the right to revoke your approval of processing your personal data at any time. This can be done by sending an informal message, e.g. via our contact form, an e-mail to the e-mail address given in the legal details or clicking an unsubscribe-link (if applicable). Your revocation does not affect the legality of already processed data up to the point of disapproval.
Encryption of entered data
When entering data on our website, be it on a contact form, during registration, while logging in or for payment purposes, the website on which you enter the data is encrypted. This prevents third parties from seeing the data you enter. The encryption can be identified by the lock symbol in your browser and by the fact that the address line begins with “https” instead of just “http”.