Information about the collection of personal data
(1) Dear visitor, below we inform about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data that is personally available to you, eg. Name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.
(2) Responsible person according to Art. 4 para. 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is Thamina Rastagar, Balatonstr. 64, 10319 Berlin, phone: +49 (172) 4490165 mail: email@example.com
(3) When you contact us via email or a contact form, the information you provide (a mail address, name or telephone number) will be stored by us to aid in answering your questions. All data that arises in this context and after it is no longer required, is deleted immediately or under limited processing periods were there are statutory retention requirements. The legal basis for this fall under Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, to answer your request and, if your request is for the conclusion of a contract, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.
(4) Should we need to rely on commissioned service providers for individual functions on our service or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, the respective transaction will be detailed in this document. In doing so, we will also name the specific criteria for storage duration.
(1) You have the following rights with respect to the personal data concerning you:
Right to information (Art. 15 GDPR);
Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR) or deletion (Art. 17 GDPR);
Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR);
Right to revoke granted consent (Art. 1(3) GDPR);
Right to object to processing (see paragraph 3);
Right to information (Art. 19 GDPR);
Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
(2) You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us (Art. 77 GDPR). A list of data protection supervisory authorities and their contact details can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html
(3) In the case of processing of personal data for the purpose of performing public interest tasks (Art. 6(1) sentence 1(e) of the GDPR) or for the exercise of legitimate interests (Article 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR), you can object to the processing of your personal data at any time with future effect. In the case of opposition, we shall refrain from any further processing of your data for the aforementioned purposes, unless
– There are compelling, legitimate grounds for processing the data that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms. Or,
– The processing is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
You may object to the use of your data for the purpose of direct mail at any time with future effect; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with direct mail. In the case of objection, we shall refrain from any further processing of you data for direct marketing purposes.
(4) To exercise your rights (with the exception of the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority), please contact the office mentioned in § 1 (2).
Collection of personal data when visiting our website
(1) When visiting our website merely for informative purposes ie if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we will only collect the personal data transmitted to our server by your browser. If you wish to view our website, the following data that is necessary for us on a technical level to correctly display our website and ensure its stability and security, will be collected. (Legal basis: Art. 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR)
Date and time of the request
Timezone in relation to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Content of the request (actual page)
Access status/HTTP status code
Amount of data transmitted
Website from which the request is made
Operating system and its interface
Language and version of the browser software
(2) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive assigned to the browser you are using and by which the website that set the cookie (here through us) receives certain information. Cookies can not run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the internet a more user-friendly and more effective as a whole (Legal basis: Art. 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR).
You can manage cookie settings in your browser and among other things, reject acceptance of cookies in general or just for our website and delete any cookies already set. You can find further information in the help menu of your browser.
a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and operation of which are explained below:
Transient cookies (see b)
Persistent cookies (see c)
b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. These include in particular session cookies. These store a so-called “session ID” with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.
d) You can configure your browser setting according to your wishes, for example declining the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies. Please be aware that you may not be able to use all feature of this site with such settings enabled.
f) Any Flash cookies that are used are not detected by your browser but by your Flash plug-in. Furthermore, we use HTML5 storage objects, which are stored on your device. These objects store the required data regardless of your browser and do not have an automatic expiration date. If you do not want to process the Flash cookies, you will need to install an add-on such as the Adobe Flash killer cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by using private mode in your browser. In addition, we recommend that you regularly delete your cookies and the browser history manually.
Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies or text files stored on your computer which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the case of IP anonymisation being activated on this website, Google will first truncate your IP address within the member states of the European Union and in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website to compile reports about website activities and to perform other services related to website and Internet usage services for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be consolidated with other data from Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your preferences in your browser software; however please note that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. You can also prevent transmission of the data generated by the cookie related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and its processing of this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
This website uses Google Analytics with the “AnonymizeIP()” function. IP addresses are truncated for further processing, thus precluding any linking to a particular individual. If a personal reference is included in the data collected about you, it will therefore be excluded directly and the personal data thus deleted immediately.
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website and improve it on a regular basis. The statistics it yields lets us improve our product and make it more attractive to you as a user. In the exceptional cases in which personal data are transmitted to the USA, Google has submitted itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield see https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
Third-party provider information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland
For more information on terms and conditions of use and privacy go to www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html and support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, Letter f of the GDPR.
Functions of the service Instagram are integrated on our sides. These features are provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, United States. If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the pages do not receive knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Instagram.
We have installed plug-ins on our Website that are operated solely by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA.
Our Website also uses a button operated by the LinkedIn Corporation. You can recognize the blue ‘in’ logo on the button. If you click this button on our Webpage, your browser will connect directly with the LinkedIn server, and the content of the plug-in will be transmitted back to your browser and integrated into the Website. Moreover, LinkedIn will be notified that you have visited our Website. If you are logged into your personal LinkedIn account during your visit, LinkedIn can identify you as the person visiting our Website. If you do not wish to have such information transmitted to your LinkedIn account, you must log out from that account before visiting our Website.
YouTube with expanded data protection integration
Our website embeds videos of the website YouTube. The website operator is Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
We use YouTube in the expanded data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. Nevertheless, this does not necessarily mean that the sharing of data with YouTube partners can be ruled out as a result of the expanded data protection mode. For instance, regardless of whether you are watching a video, YouTube will always establish a connection with the Google DoubleClick network.
As soon as you start to play a YouTube video on this website, a connection to YouTube’s servers will be established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Furthermore, after you have started to play a video, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your device. With the assistance of these cookies, YouTube will be able to obtain information about our website's visitors. Among other things, this information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim of improving the user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud. These cookies will stay on your device until you delete them.
Under certain circumstances, additional data processing transactions may be triggered after you have started to play a YouTube video, which are beyond our control.
The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner. Pursuant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
In order to ensure the uniform depiction of certain fonts, this website uses fonts called Adobe Fonts provided by Adobe Systems Incorporated, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704, USA (Adobe).
When you access pages of this website, your browser will automatically load the required fonts directly from the Adobe site to be able to display them correctly on your device. As a result, your browser will establish a connection with Adobe’s servers in the United States. Hence, Adobe learns that your IP address was used to access this website. According to the information provided by Adobe, no cookies will be stored in conjunction with the provision of the fonts.
Adobe is in possession of a certification in accordance with the EU-US Privacy Shield. The Privacy Shield is a compact ratified between the United States of America and the European Union, aiming to warrant compliance with European Data Protection Standards. For more information, please follow this link: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/eudatatransfers.html.
The use of Adobe Fonts is necessary to ensure the uniform presentation of fonts on this website. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR.
For more information about Adobe Fonts, please read the policies under: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/policies/adobe-fonts.html.
Adobe’s Data Privacy Declaration may be reviewed under: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/policy.html.
Unless we explicitly state otherwise, we store personal data only for as long as statutory retention periods dictate. After the expiry of these legal retention periods, all data will be deleted that is no longer required to fulfil contractual obligations.