Privacy Policy

We are very delighted that you have shown interest in our enterprise. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of  mPocket a whoqip GmbH brand. The use of the Internet pages of mPocket a whoqip GmbH brand is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a data subject wants to use special enterprise services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the mPocket a whoqip GmbH brand. By means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.

As the controller, the mPocket a whoqip GmbH brand has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.

1. Definitions

The data protection declaration of mPocket a whoqip GmbH brand is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to first explain the terminology used.

In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following terms:

a) Personal data

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

b) Data subject

Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.

c) Processing

Processing is 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.

d) Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

e) Profiling

Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

f) Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

g) Controller or controller responsible for the processing

Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

h) Processor

Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

i) Recipient

Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.

j) Third party

Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

k) Consent

Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. Name and Address of the controller

Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

mPocket brand of the whoqip GmbH

Am Ziegelstadel 14

87766 Memmingerberg

Germany

Phone: +49 8331/962713

Email: info@mpocket.io

Website: www.mpocket.io

3. Name and Address of the Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer of the controller is:

Markus Demirci

mPocket brand of the whoqip GmbH

Am Ziegelstadel 14

87766 Memmingerberg

Germany

Phone: +49 8331/962713

Email: info@mpocket.io

Website: www.mpocket.io

Any data subject may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer directly with all questions and suggestions concerning data protection.

4. Cookies

The Internet pages of mPocket a whoqip GmbH brand use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many Internet sites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited Internet sites and servers to differentiate the individual browser of the data subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, mPocket a whoqip GmbH brand can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized with the user in mind. Cookies allow us, as previously mentioned, to recognize our website users. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to utilize our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to utilize our website. The website user that uses cookies, e.g. does not have to enter access data each time the website is accessed, because this is taken over by the website, and the cookie is thus stored on the user’s computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online shop. The online store remembers the articles that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

5. Collection of general data and information

The website of mPocket a whoqip GmbH brand collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, mPocket a whoqip GmbH brand does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, mPocket a brand of the whoqip GmbH analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

6. Registration on our website

The data subject has the possibility to register on the website of the controller with the indication of personal data. Which personal data are transmitted to the controller is determined by the respective input mask used for the registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the controller, and for his own purposes. The controller may request transfer to one or more processors (e.g. a parcel service) that also uses personal data for an internal purpose which is attributable to the controller.

By registering on the website of the controller, the IP address—assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject—date, and time of the registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services, and, if necessary, to make it possible to investigate committed offenses. Insofar, the storage of this data is necessary to secure the controller. This data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a statutory obligation to pass on the data, or if the transfer serves the aim of criminal prosecution.

The registration of the data subject, with the voluntary indication of personal data, is intended to enable the controller to offer the data subject contents or services that may only be offered to registered users due to the nature of the matter in question. Registered persons are free to change the personal data specified during the registration at any time, or to have them completely deleted from the data stock of the controller.

The data controller shall, at any time, provide information upon request to each data subject as to what personal data are stored about the data subject. In addition, the data controller shall correct or erase personal data at the request or indication of the data subject, insofar as there are no statutory storage obligations. The entirety of the controller’s employees are available to the data subject in this respect as contact persons.

7. Subscription to our newsletters

On the website of mPocket a whoqip GmbH brand, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our enterprise’s newsletter. The input mask used for this purpose determines what personal data are transmitted, as well as when the newsletter is ordered from the controller.

mPocket a whoqip GmbH brand informs its customers and business partners regularly by means of a newsletter about enterprise offers. The enterprise’s newsletter may only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject registers for the newsletter shipping. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address registered by a data subject for the first time for newsletter shipping, for legal reasons, in the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation e-mail is used to prove whether the owner of the e-mail address as the data subject is authorized to receive the newsletter.

During the registration for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject at the time of the registration, as well as the date and time of the registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to understand the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later date, and it therefore serves the aim of the legal protection of the controller.

The personal data collected as part of a registration for the newsletter will only be used to send our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter may be informed by e-mail, as long as this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a registration in question, as this could be the case in the event of modifications to the newsletter offer, or in the event of a change in technical circumstances. There will be no transfer of personal data collected by the newsletter service to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter may be terminated by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the data subject has given for shipping the newsletter, may be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revocation of consent, a corresponding link is found in each newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the website of the controller, or to communicate this to the controller in a different way.

8. Newsletter tracking

The newsletters of mPocket, a brand of whoqip GmbH, contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a thumbnail graphic embedded in emails sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns to be carried out. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, mPocket, a brand of whoqip GmbH, can recognize, if and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject and which links in the e-mail were accessed by the data subject.

Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by the controller in order to optimize the sending of the newsletter and to better adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the data subject. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Affected persons are entitled at any time to revoke the relevant separate declaration of consent made via the double opt-in procedure. After a revocation, these personal data will be deleted by the controller. MPocke,t a brand of the whoqip GmbH,  automatically interprets a revocation if you withdraw from receiving the newsletter.

9. Possibility of contact via the website

The website of mPocket, a trademark of whoqip GmbH, contains information based on legal regulations that enables a quick electronic contact to our company as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the controller shall be stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

10. Subscription to comments on the blog on the website

The comments made in the blog of mPocket, a brand of whoqip GmbH, can be subscribed to by third parties. In particular, there is a possibility that a commenter may subscribe to the comments that follow his or her comment on a particular blog post.

If a data subject chooses the option to subscribe to comments, the controller sends an automatic confirmation email to verify, in the double opt-in procedure, whether the owner of the specified e-mail address has actually opted for this option. The option to subscribe to comments can be terminated at any time.

11. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller shall only process and store the data subject’s personal data for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or if this has been provided for by the European legislator or another legislator in the laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

If the purpose of storage is waived or a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted routinely and in accordance with the statutory provisions.

12. Rights of the data subject

a) Right to confirmation

Each data subject has the right granted by the European legislator to require the controller to certify whether personal data concerning him or her will be processed. If a data subject wishes to avare this right of confirmation, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

b) Right to information

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain free information at any time from the controller about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of that information. In addition, the European legislator has granted the data subject information on the following information:

  • the processing purposes
  • the categories of personal data that are processed
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or is still being disclosed, in particular for recipients in third countries or international organisations
  • where possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration
  • the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning them or to restrict the processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
  • if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: all available information on the origin of the data
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with Article 22(1) and 4 GDPR and, at least in such cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject
    • In addition, the data subject has a right of access to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject shall also have the right to obtain information on the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.If a data subject wishes to avare this right of access, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

     

    • c) Right to correction
    • Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator to request the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him/her. In addition, the data subject has the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration.
    • If a data subject wishes to avare himself from this right of correction, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

    • d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
    • Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator to require the controller to delete the personal data concerning him or her without delay, provided that one of the following reasons is true and that the processing is not necessary:
    • The personal data have been collected or processed in any other way for which they are no longer necessary.
    • The data subject revokes his consent, to which the processing in accordance with Article 6(6) 1 Letter a GDPR or Article 9(1) 2 point a GDPR and there is no other legal basis for processing.
    • In accordance with Article 21(21) 1 GDPR object to the processing and there are no legitimate priority reasons for processing, or the data subject submits in accordance with Article 21(4) of the data. 2 GDPR objection to processing.
    • The personal data were processed unlawfully.
    • The erasure of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
    • The personal data have been collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8(4) of the European Data Protection Agency. 1 GDPR.
      • If one of the above reasons applies and a data subject wishes to request the deletion of personal data stored by mPocket a trademark of whoqip GmbH, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller. The employee of mPocket, a brand of whoqip GmbH, will arrange for the deletion request to be complied with immediately.

        If the personal data of mPocket has been made public by a trademark of whoqip GmbH and our company is responsible in accordance with Art. 17 sec. 1 GDPR obliged to delete the personal data, mPocket shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and implementation costs, to inform other data controllers who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested from those other data controllers the deletion of all links to such personal data or copies or replications of that personal data. , unless the processing is required. The employee of mPocket, a brand of whoqip GmbH, will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.

        e) Right to restrict processing

        Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator to require the controller to restrict the processing if one of the following conditions is met:

        • The accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the data subject for a period of time that allows the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
        • The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to delete the personal data and instead demands the restriction of the use of the personal data.
        • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
        • The data subject has objected to the processing in accordance with the Art. 21 Abs. 1 GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh those of the data subject.

        If one of the above conditions is met and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by mPocket as a trademark of whoqip GmbH, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller. The employee of mPocket a brand of whoqip GmbH will arrange the restriction of the processing.

        f) Right to data portability

        Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain the personal data concerning him or her, which have been provided by the data subject to a controller, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. It also has the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance by the controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided that the processing is based on the consent in accordance with Article 6(4) of the European Data Protection Centre. 1 Letter a GDPR or Article 9(1) 2 Letter a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(0). 1 point (b) and the processing is carried out using automated procedures, provided that the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the controller.

        Furthermore, in exercising his right to data portability in accordance with Article 20(20), the data subject shall have the right to transfer data. 1 GDPR has the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible and provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.

        In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact an employee of mPocket, a trademark of whoqip GmbH.

      • g) Right to object
      • Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator to, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, at any time against the processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is subject to Article 6(4) of the European Directive and Regulation. 1 letter e or f GDPR is to be objected to. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
        MPocke, a trademark of whoqip GmbH, no longer processes the personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can prove compelling legitimate grounds for the processing, which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
        If mPocket, a trademark of whoqip GmbH, processes personal data in order to conduct direct marketing, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling in so far as it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to mPocket a trademark of whoqip GmbH of processing for direct marketing purposes, mPocket a trademark of whoqip GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
        In addition, the data subject has the right, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to prevent the processing of personal data concerning him or her, which in the case of mPocket, a trademark of whoqip GmbH, is for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(3). 1 GDPR shall be made to object, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.
      • In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact any employee of mPocket, a trademark of whoqip GmbH, or another employee. The data subject is also free to exercise his right of objection in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
      • h) Automated decisions on a case-by-case basis, including profiling
      • Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has legal effect towards him or otherwise significantly affects it, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller. Or (2) is permitted by Union or Member State legislation to which the controller is subject and that legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) takes place with the express consent of the data subject.
      • If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) it is made with the express consent of the data subject, mPocket shall take appropriate measures to protect the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the controller, on presentation of one’s own point of view and on the challenge of the decision.
      • If the data subject wishes to exercise rights relating to automated decisions, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.i) Right to withdraw from data protection consent
      • Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
      • If the data subject wishes to exercise his or her right to withdraw consent, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

      13. Data protection for applications and in the application process

      The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application process. Processing can also be done electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits relevant application documents by electronic means, for example by e-mail or via a web form on the website, to the controller. If the controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of the processing of the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If no employment contract is concluded with the applicant by the controller, the application documents shall be automatically deleted two months after notification of the cancellation decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller are precluded. Other legitimate interests in this sense include, for example, an obligation to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

      14. Privacy Policy on the Use and Use of Facebook

      The controller has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.

      A social network is an Internet-operated social meeting place, an online community that usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enables the Internet community to provide personal or business-related information. Facebook enables users of the social network, among other things, to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests.

      The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If a data subject lives outside the United States or Canada, the person responsible for the processing of personal data is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

      By each call-up of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook component to download a representation of the corresponding Facebook component of Facebook. An overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE. As part of this technical procedure, Facebook becomes aware of which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

      If the data subject is logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes with each call-up of our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific sub-page of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject presses one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, such as the “Like” button, or if the data subject submits a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

      Facebook receives information via the Facebook component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged in to Facebook at the time of accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If such a transmission of this information to Facebook is not wanted by the data subject, the data subject can prevent the transmission by logging out of his Facebook account before calling up our website.

      The data policy published by Facebook, which is available at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains what settings Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transfer to Facebook.

      15. Privacy Policy on the Use and Use of Google AdSense

      The controller has integrated Google AdSense on this website. Google AdSense is an online service that enables third-party advertising to be placed. Google AdSense is based on an algorithm that selects the advertisements displayed on third-party sites to match the content of the respective third-party site. Google AdSense allows an interest-based targeting of the Internet user, which is implemented by generating individual user profiles.

      The operator of the Google AdSense component is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

      The purpose of the Google AdSense component is to integrate advertisements on our website. Google-AdSense sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Alphabet Inc. an analysis of the use of our website. By each call-up of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Google AdSense component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Google AdSense component to provide data for the purpose of online advertising and the billing of commissions to Alphabet Inc. to be transmitted. As part of this technical process, Alphabet Inc. will receive knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which is provided by Alphabet Inc. serve, among other things, to understand the origin of the visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission statements.

      The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Alphabet Inc. from a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a already set cookie can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.

      Google AdSense also uses so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in Web pages to enable log file recording and analysis, which allows statistical analysis to be performed. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, Alphabet Inc. detects if and when a website was opened by a data subject and which links were clicked on by the data subject. Counting pixels serve, among other things, to evaluate the flow of visitors to a website.

      Through Google AdSense, personal data and information, including the IP address and necessary to collect and bill the displayed advertisements, is sent to Alphabet Inc. transferred to the United States of America. This personal data is stored and processed in the United States of America. Die Alphabet Inc. personal data collected through the technical procedure may be passed on to third parties.

      Google-AdSense is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.de/intl/de/adsense/start/.

      16. Privacy Policy on the Use and Use of Google Analytics (with Anonymization)

      The controller has integrated the component Google Analytics (with anonymization function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the collection, collection and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data about which website a data subject came to a website from (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for what length of stay a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used for optimizing a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

      The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

      The controller uses the words “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, the IP address of the data subject’s Internet connection is truncated by Google and anonymized when access to our websites is made from a Member State of the European Union or from another contracting state of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

      The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us that show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services related to the use of our website.

      Google Analytics sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is able to analyze the use of our website. Every time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical procedure, Google becomes aware of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which, among other things, serve Google to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently enable commission statements.

      The cookie is used to store personal information, such as access time, the location from which access was made and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject. Every time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

      The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Google from placing a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.

      Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility to object to the collection of data generated by Google Analytics, related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Google and to prevent such data. To do this, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about the visits to websites may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as a contradiction. If the data subject’s information technology system is later deleted, formatted or reinstalled, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the data subject or another person who is imputable to his or her power, it is possible to reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on.

      Further information and Google’s applicable privacy policy are available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

      17. Privacy Policy on the Use and Use of Google Remarketing

      The controller has integrated services from Google Remarketing on this website. Google Remarketing is a feature of Google AdWords that allows a company to display advertisements to internet users who have previously been on the company’s website. The integration of Google Remarketing therefore allows a company to create user-related advertising and consequently to display interest-relevant advertisements to the Internet user.

      The operator of Google Remarketing’s services is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

      The purpose of Google Remarketing is to display interest-relevant advertising. Google Remarketing allows us to display advertisements via the Google advertising network or to display them on other websites that are tailored to the individual needs and interests of Internet users.

      Google Remarketing sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google will be able to recognize the visitor to our website if he subsequently accesses websites that are also members of the Google advertising network. With each call-up of a website on which the service of Google Remarketing has been integrated, the internet browser of the data subject automatically identifies with Google. As part of this technical procedure, Google becomes aware of personal data, such as the IP address or the user’s browsing behaviour, which Google uses, among other things, to display interest-relevant advertising.

      The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the websites visited by the data subject. Every time you visit our website, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

      The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Google from placing a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.

      Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility to object to the interest-based advertising by Google. To do this, the data subject must call www.google.de/settings/ads from the link and make the desired settings from each of the Internet browsers he uses.

      Further information and Google’s applicable privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

      18. Privacy Policy on the Use and Use of Google AdWords

      The controller has integrated Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is an Internet advertising service that allows advertisers to display ads in both Google’s search engine results and google’s advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to pre-determine specific keywords that display an ad in Google’s search engine results only when the user uses the search engine to retrieve a keyword-relevant search result. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed on topic-relevant websites using an automatic algorithm and in compliance with the previously defined keywords.

      The operator of the services of Google AdWords is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

      The purpose of Google AdWords is to promote our website by displaying interest-relevant advertising on the websites of third-party companies and in the search engine results of the search engine Google and to display third-party advertising on our website.

      If a data subject arrives at our website via a Google ad, a so-called conversion cookie is stored on the information technology system of the data subject by Google. What cookies are has already been explained above. A conversion cookie expires after thirty days and is not used to identify the data subject. If the cookie has not yet expired, the conversion cookie is used to track whether certain subpages, such as the shopping cart from an online shop system, have been accessed on our website. The conversion cookie allows both us and Google to understand whether a data subject who has entered our website via an AdWords ad generated revenue, i.e. completed or cancelled a purchase of goods.

      The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie are used by Google to compile visit statistics for our website. In turn, we use these visit statistics to determine the total number of users who have been taught to us through AdWords ads, to determine the success or failure of each AdWords ad, and to optimize our AdWords ads for the future. Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive information from Google that could identify the data subject.

      The conversion cookie is used to store personal information, such as the websites visited by the data subject. Every time you visit our website, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

      The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.

      Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility to object to the interest-based advertising by Google. To do this, the data subject must call www.google.de/settings/ads from the link and make the desired settings from each of the Internet browsers he uses.

      Further information and Google’s applicable privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

      19. Privacy Policy on the Use and Use of Hotjar

      We use Hotjar to better understand the needs of our users and to optimize the offer and experience on this website. With the help of Hotjar technology, we get a better understanding of our users’ experiences (e.g. how much time users spend on which pages, which links they click on, what they like and what they don’t, etc.) and this helps us to align our offer with feedback from our users. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data about the behavior of our users and their devices, in particular IP address of the device (only recorded and stored in anonymised form during your website use), screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), information about the browser used, location (country only), language preferred to display our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually prohibited from selling the data collected on our behalf.

      20. Privacy Policy on the Use and Use of ConvertKit

      The newsletters are sent via “ConvertKit”, a newsletter delivery platform of the US provider ConvertKit LLC, 113 Cherry St #92768, Seattle, WA, 98104-2205, USA.

      The e-mail addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as their other data described in the context of this notice, are stored on the servers of ConvertKit in the USA. ConvertKit uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletters on our behalf. Furthermore, According to its own information, ConvertKit may use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of the shipping and presentation of the newsletters or for economic purposes, in order to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, ConvertKit does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write them themselves or to pass them on to third parties.

      We rely on ConvertKit’s reliability and IT and data security. ConvertKit is in the certification process of the US-EU Privacy Shield And is committed to complying with EU data protection requirements. You can view ConvertKit’s privacy policy here https://convertkit.com/privacy/.

      21. Privacy Policy on the Use and Use of Instagram

      The controller has integrated components of the Instagram service on this website. Instagram is a service that can be qualified as an audiovisual platform and allows users to share photos and videos and also to share such data on other social networks.

      The operator of Instagram’s services is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland.

      By each call of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which an Instagram component (Insta button) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Instagram component to download a representation of the corresponding component of Instagram. As part of this technical procedure, Instagram becomes aware of which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

      If the data subject is logged in to Instagram at the same time, Instagram recognizes with each call-up of our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific subpage the data subject visits. This information is collected by the Instagram component and assigned to the respective Instagram account of the data subject through Instagram. If the data subject activates one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transferred with it will be assigned to the personal Instagram user account of the data subject and stored and processed by Instagram.

      Instagram receives information via the Instagram component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged in to Instagram at the time of accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Instagram component or not. If such a transmission of this information to Instagram is not wanted by the data subject, the data subject can prevent the transmission by logging out of his Instagram account before calling up our website.

      Further information and Instagram’s applicable privacy policy can be found at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

      22. Privacy Policy on the Use and Use of Jetpack for WordPress

      The controller has integrated Jetpack on this website. Jetpack is a WordPress plug-in that offers additional functionality to the operator of a website based on WordPress. Jetpack allows the website operator, among other things, an overview of the visitors to the site. By displaying related articles and publications or by the possibility to share content on the site, it is also possible to increase the number of visitors. In addition, security features are built into Jetpack, so a jetpack-using website is better protected against brute force attacks. Jetpack also optimizes and accelerates the loading of the images integrated on the website.

      The operator of the jetpack plug-in for WordPress is Aut O’Mattic A8C Ireland Ltd., Business Centre, No.1 Lower Mayor Street, International Financial Services Centre, Dublin 1, Ireland.

      Jetpack sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. By each call-up of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a jetpack component has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective jetpack component to transmit data to Automattic for analysis purposes. As part of this technical procedure, Automattic becomes aware of data that is subsequently used to provide an overview of the website visits. The data obtained in this way are used for the analysis of the behaviour of the data subject, who has accessed the website of the controller and are evaluated with the aim of optimizing the website. The data collected via the Jetpack component will not be used to identify the data subject without prior explicit consent from the data subject. The data will also be brought to Quantcast’s attention. Quantcast uses the data for the same purposes as Automattic.

      The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Automattic/Quantcast from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by Automattic can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.

      Furthermore, it is possible for the data subject to object to the collection of data generated by the Jetpack cookie, which relates to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Automattic/Quantcast and to prevent such data. To do this, the data subject must press the opt-out button under the link https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the data subject’s system are deleted after an objection, the data subject must revisit the link and set a new opt-out cookie.

      However, with the setting of the opt-out cookie, it is possible that the websites of the controller will no longer be fully usable for the data subject.

      The applicable data protection regulations of Automattic are available at https://automattic.com/privacy/. Quantcast’s current privacy policy is available at https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/.

      23. Privacy Policy on the Use and Use of LinkedIn

      The controller has integrated components of LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect with existing business contacts and to establish new business contacts. More than 400 million registered people use LinkedIn in more than 200 countries. This makes LinkedIn the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

      LinkedIn operates the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland is responsible for data protection matters outside the United States.

      Every time we access our website, which is equipped with a LinkedIn component, this component causes the browser used by the data subject to download a corresponding representation of the component of LinkedIn. For more information about the LinkedIn plug-ins, see https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn is informed about which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

      If the data subject is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn recognizes with each call-up of our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific sub-page of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and assigned to the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject through LinkedIn. If the data subject presses a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

      LinkedIn receives information via the LinkedIn component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged in to LinkedIn at the time of accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the LinkedIn component or not. If such a transmission of this information to LinkedIn is not wanted by the data subject, the data subject can prevent the transmission by logging out of his LinkedIn account before calling up our website.

      LinkedIn provides the ability to unsubscribe from e-mail messages, SMS messages, and targeted ads, as well as manage ad settings, under https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls. LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame who can set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. LinkedIn’s current privacy policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn’s cookie policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

      24. Privacy Policy on the Use and Use of Matomo

      The controller has integrated the Matomo component on this website. Matomo is an open source software tool for web analysis. Web analysis is the collection, collection and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analysis tool collects, among other things, data about which website a data subject came to a website from (so-called referrer), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for what length of stay a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used for optimizing a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

      The software is operated on the server of the controller, the data protection-sensitive log files are stored exclusively on this server.

      The purpose of the Matomo component is to analyse the flow of visitors on our website. The controller uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of this website in order to compile online reports showing the activities on our websites.

      Matomo sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. The setting of the cookie enables us to analyse the use of our website. By each call-up of one of the individual pages of this website, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the Matomo component to transmit data to our server for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, we become aware of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves us, among other things, to understand the origin of the visitors and clicks.

      The cookie is used to store personal information, such as access time, the location from which access was made and the frequency of visits to our website. Every time we visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to our server. This personal data is stored by us. We do not share this personal data with third parties.

      The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Matomo from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Matomo can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs.

      Furthermore, it is possible for the data subject to object to the collection of data generated by the Matomo and to prevent such data from being used on this website. To do this, the data subject must set “Do Not Track” in your browser.

      However, with the setting of the opt-out cookie, it is possible that the websites of the controller will no longer be fully usable for the data subject.

      Further information and Matomo’s applicable privacy policy are available at https://matomo.org/privacy/.

      25. Privacy Policy on the Use and Use of Twitter

      The controller has integrated components of Twitter on this website. Twitter is a multilingual publicly available microblogging service where users can post and distribute so-called tweets, i.e. short messages limited to 280 characters. These short messages are available to everyone, including people who are not registered to Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user’s tweets. Twitter also allows a wide audience to be approached via hashtags, links or retweets.

      Operating company of Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland.

      By each call-up of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Twitter component to download a representation of the corresponding Twitter component of Twitter. More information on the Twitter buttons is available at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. As part of this technical procedure, Twitter becomes aware of which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject. The purpose of the integration of the Twitter component is to enable our users to redistribute the content of this website, to make this website known in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.

      If the data subject is logged in to Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognizes with each call-up of our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific sub-page of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the Twitter component and assigned by Twitter to the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If the data subject activates one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted with it will be assigned to the personal Twitter user account of the data subject and stored and processed by Twitter.

      Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged in to Twitter at the time of accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Twitter component or not. If such a transmission of this information to Twitter is not wanted by the data subject, the data subject can prevent the transmission by logging out of his Twitter account before calling up our website.

      Twitter’s current privacy policy is available at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=de.

      26. Privacy Policy on the Use and Use of YouTube

      The controller has integrated components from YouTube on this website. YouTube is an internet video portal that allows video publishers to set video clips for free and other users to view, review and comment on them free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all kinds of videos, which is why complete film and TV shows, as well as music videos, trailers or user-made videos are available on the Internet portal.

      YouTube operates Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

      By each call-up of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. More information about YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. As part of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google are informed about which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

      If the data subject is logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting by calling up a subpage containing a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.

      YouTube and Google receive information via the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged in to YouTube at the time of accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the data subject does not want such a transmission of this information to YouTube and Google, the data subject can prevent the transmission by logging out of his YouTube account before calling up our website.

      The data protection provisions published by YouTube, which are available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provide information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

      27. Legal basis for processing

      Art. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for our company for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. Where the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, in the case of processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of any other service or consideration, the processing shall be based on Article 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing shall be based on Art. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were to be injured and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third parties. Then the processing would be processed on Article 6 I lit. d GDPR.B.G. Ultimately, processing operations could be made under Article 6 I lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is based on processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases where the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. We are allowed to do this kind of processing, in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In that regard, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be presumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital 47 sentence 2 GDPR).

      28. Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party

      The processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f GDPR is our legitimate interest in carrying out our business for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

      29. Duration for which the personal data will be stored

      The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After the expiry of the period, the relevant data will be routinely deleted, provided that they are no longer necessary for the performance of the contract or initiation of the contract.

      30. Legal or contractual requirements for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provisioning

      We inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). In some ways, it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him or her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before providing personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee clarifies on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the non-provision of the personal data would have.

      31. Existence of automated decision-making

      As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

      This model data protection declaration was prepared by the data protection declaration generator of the DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, which carries out data protection audits, in cooperation with the media law firm WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE.