The use of our site is possible without providing personal data. Deviating regulations may arise for the use of individual services of our site, which in this case are explained separately below.
The following data protection information should inform you about how we use your personal data (e.g. name, address, e-mail, telephone number, etc.). Data is personal if it can be clearly assigned to a specific natural person. In doing so, we comply with the strict provisions of the German data protection law of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Telemedia Act (TMG) and the requirements of the European Data Protection Ordinance (DSGVO). The following regulations inform you in this respect about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, use and processing of personal data by the providers
Susanne Post, Neue Sülze 21 A, 21335 Lüneburg
Phone: 04131 997 48 22
STRATO AG, Pascalstraße 10, 10587 Berlin
Phone: 030 300 146 0
Responsible person and contact to the data protection officer
Attorney-at-law Susanne Post, Neue Sülze 21 A, 21335 Lüneburg, Phone: 04131 997 48 22
According to the regulations of the DSGVO and the Federal Data Protection Act, the person responsible is not obliged to appoint a data protection officer. The tasks of a data protection officer are assumed by the operator.
Scope of processing of personal data
We only collect and use personal data from you to the extent necessary to provide a functional website and our content and services, e.g. if you use the comment function on our website or use the contact form. Your personal data will only be collected and used regularly with your consent. An exception applies in those cases in which prior consent is not possible for real reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by legal regulations.
The security of your personal data has a high priority for us. We therefore protect your data stored with us by technical and organizational measures to effectively prevent loss or misuse by third parties. In particular, our employees who process personal data are bound to data secrecy and must comply with it. To protect your personal data, they are transmitted in encrypted form; for example, we use SSL=Secure Socket Layer for communication via your Internet browser. This is indicated by the lock symbol that your browser displays when you are using SSL. In order to guarantee the permanent protection of your data, the technical security measures are regularly checked and, if necessary, adapted to the state of the art. These principles also apply to companies that process and use data on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions.
Processing purposes and legal bases for processing your personal data
We collect, process and use your personal data for the following purposes:
- Establishment and execution of contractual relationships
- Dispatch of newsletters
- Marketing actions
- Customer service and support
The processing of your personal data may be based on the following legal bases:
- Section (6) subsection (1) item (a) DSGVO serves us as a legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain your consent for a specific processing purpose.
- Section (6) subsection (1) item (b) DSGVO, as far as the processing of person-related data is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract. The same applies to such processing processes that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, such as inquiries about our services.
- Section (6) subsection (1) item (c) DSGVO, insofar as we are subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of person-related data, for example for the fulfilment of tax obligations.
- (6) subsection (1) item (d) DSGVO in the event that vital interests of you or another natural person require the processing of person-related data.
- Section (6) subsection (1) item (f) DSGVO applies on the basis of our legitimate interests, e.g. in the use of service providers in the context of order processing, such as shipping service providers or in the performance of statistical surveys and analyses as well as in the logging of notification procedures. We are focused on using a user-friendly, appealing and secure presentation and optimization of our website, which serves our business interests as well as meets your expectations.
Duration of storage and routine deletion of person-related data
We process and store your person-related data only for the period necessary for the fulfilment of the storage purpose or if this was required by laws or regulations. Your person-related data will be deleted or blocked once this purpose has no longer been carried out or has been fulfilled. In the case of blocking, the deletion takes place as soon as there are no legal, statutory or contractual retention periods to the contrary, there is no reason to assume that deletion impairs your interests worthy of protection and deletion does not cause disproportionately high costs due to the special type of storage.
Our website makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeat use of our website by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve our website and services. In most cases these are so-called “session cookies” that are deleted once you leave our website.
To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along information used to automatically recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. The information thereby obtained is used to improve our services and to expedite your access to the website.
You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.
For technical reasons, data such as the following, which your internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider (so called server log files), is collected:
- Type and version of the browser you use
- Operating system
- Websites that linked you to our site (referrer URL)
- Websites that you visit
- Date and time of your visit
- Your Internet Protocol (IP) address.
This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provided, thereby making it impossible to connect it to any particular person. The data is used for statistical purposes in order to improve our website and services.
On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us, either by email and/or by using a contact form. In such event, information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.
On our website we offer you the opportunity to post comments about individual articles. For this purpose, the IP address of the user/internet connection subscriber is stored. This information is stored for our security in the event the author through his/her comments infringes against third party rights and/or unlawful content is entered. Consequently, we have a direct interest in the author’s stored data, particularly since we may be potentially liable for such violations. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.
Subscribing to comments
On our website we offer you the opportunity to subscribe to subsequent comments about an article which you intend to comment on. When you choose this option, you will receive a confirmation email which is used to determine if you are actually the owner of the email address entered. You may at any time revoke your decision to subscribe to such follow-on comments. You will find additional details in the confirmation email. No data hereby obtained is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website
Use of Google Analytics with anonymization
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google“. Google Analytics employs so-called “cookies“, text files that are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site.
The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s location in the US and stored there.
We use Google Analytics with an IP anonymization feature on our website. In doing so, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymizes your IP address before transferring it from member states of the European Union or signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of our site, to compile reports on website activity for us, and to provide other services related to website- and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or to the extent this data is processed by third parties on Google´s behalf.
Google states that it will in never associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.
Google also offers a disabling option for the most common browsers, thus providing you with greater control over the data which is collected and processed by Google. If you enable this option, no information regarding your website visit is transmitted to Google Analytics. However, the activation does not prevent the transmission of information to us or to any other web analytics services we may use. For more information about the disabling option provided by Google, and how to enable this option, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Alternatively, you can disable the future analysis of your website visit by Google Analytics, by “clicking” on the link below. By clicking on the link, a so-called “opt-out cookie” is configured, which means that the analysis of your visit to our site will be prevented in the future:
Please note that if you delete the cookies in your browser settings, this may also delete the opt-out cookie and its re-activation may become necessary.
Use of Google Maps
We use the “Google Maps” component of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google.”
Google sets a cookie in order to process the user configuration and data when the page with the integrated “Google Maps” component is displayed. As a general rule, this cookie is not deleted by closing the browser, but rather expires after a certain time, as long as it is not previously manually deleted by you.
If you do not agree with this processing of your data, you may choose to deactivate the “Google Maps” service and thereby prevent the transfer of data to Google. To do this, you must deactivate the Java Script function in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use “Google Maps” or at least only to a limited extent.
as well as the additional Terms and Conditions for “Google Maps”
Use of Facebook components
Our website employs components provided by facebook.com. Facebook is a service of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.
Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a Facebook component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this Facebook component. Through this process, Facebook is informed precisely which page of our website is being visited.
When you access our site while logged into Facebook, Facebook uses information gathered by this component to identify the precise page you are viewing and associates this information to your personal account on Facebook. Whenever you click on the “Like“ button, for example, or enter a comment, this information is transmitted to your personal account on Facebook and stored there. In addition, Facebook is informed of your visit to our website. This occurs regardless of whether you click on a component or not.
If you wish to prevent the transfer to and storage of data by Facebook about you and your interaction with our website, you must first log out of Facebook before visiting our website. The data protection policies of Facebook provide additional information, in particular about the collection and use of data by Facebook, your rights in this regard as well as the options available to you for protecting your privacy: https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/
You can find an overview of Facebook plugins at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
Information / Cancellation / Deletion
Due to the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Telemedia Act (TMG) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you can contact us free of charge with questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data and their correction, blocking, deletion or revocation of a given consent.
For your own protection, we may collect any further information necessary to verify your identity and, if identification is not possible, refuse to process your request.
I: Right of information
You have the right to request information about the person-related data stored about you.
II: Right of correction
You have the right to request an immediate correction and/or completion of the person-related data concerning you.
III: Right to restrict the processing of person-related data
You have the right to request that the processing of your person-related data be restricted if you dispute the accuracy of the data, the processing is not legitimate, but you refuse its deletion and we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have filed an objection to the processing.
IV: Right of deletion
You have the right to request the deletion of your person-related data stored on our system, unless the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, the processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
V: Right of notification
If you have exercised your right to correct, delete or limit the processing, we will notify all recipients to whom the person-related data concerning you have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of the processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
VI: Right of data transferability
You have the right to have your person-related data, which you have provided us, handed over to you or to a third party in a structured, common and machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another person responsible, this will only take place if it is technically feasible.
VII: Right of objection
If your person-related data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to section (6) subsection (1) item (f) DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing at any time pursuant to section 21 DSGVO.
VIII: Right of revocation of consents
You have the right to revoke your consent to the collection of data at any time with effect for the future. The data collected up to the legal validity of the revocation shall remain unaffected by this. Please understand that the implementation of your revocation may take a little time for technical reasons and that you may still receive messages from us during this time.
IX: Right of complaint to a supervisory authority
If the processing of your person-related data violates data protection law or if your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in any way, you can complain to the supervisory authorities.