• Data protection statement

Privacy Policy

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and comply with data privacy law. The following declaration gives you an overview of what kind of data is collected for what purpose and to what extent this data is made available to third parties.

NaturVision Impressum

Privacy Policy

We are delighted that you have shown interest in our enterprise. Data protection is a particularly high priority for the management of Earth-Vision UG. The Earth-Vision UG website can be used without entering any personal data; however, if you wish to use specific company services via our website, it may become necessary to process your personal data. If this is the case and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain your consent.

The processing of personal data, such as your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number, shall always be in line with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Earth-Vision UG. Via this Privacy Policy, our enterprise would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process and to inform users (data subjects) of the rights to which they are entitled.

As the controller, Earth-Vision UG has implemented numerous technical and organisational 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 Earth-Vision UG 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 Privacy Policy, we use the following terms:

  • a)    Personal data

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual (“data subject”). An identifiable individual 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 individual.

  • b) Data subject

Data subject is any identified or identifiable individual 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, amendment or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, comparison 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 its 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 an individual, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that individual'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 is not attributed to an identified or identifiable individual.

  • 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 European Union (EU) or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by EU 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 other body to which the personal data is disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data within the context of a particular inquiry in accordance with EU or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of this 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 they, by a statement or clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of their personal data.

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:

Earth-Vision UG

Beutinger Straße 40

74076 Heilbronn

Germany

Phone: ++49 (0)7141 9922 48-0

Email: info@natur-vision.org

Website: www.natur-vision.de

3. Collection of general data and information

When a user or automated system visits the Earth-Vision UG website, a range of general data and information is collected and stored in the server log files. The following may be collected: (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 the website was accessed, (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 IT systems.

When using this general data and information, Earth-Vision UG does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimise the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our IT systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the case of a cyber attack. Therefore, Earth-Vision UG analyses 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 is stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

4. Subscription to our newsletters

On the website of the Earth-Vision UG, 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.

The Earth-Vision UG 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.

5. Newsletter-Tracking

The newsletter of the Earth-Vision UG contains so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in such e-mails, which are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, the Earth-Vision UG may see if and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject, and which links in the e-mail were called up by data subjects.

Such personal data collected in the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and analyzed by the controller in order to optimize the shipping of the newsletter, as well as to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the data subject. These personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Data subjects are at any time entitled to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent issued by means of the double-opt-in procedure. After a revocation, these personal data will be deleted by the controller. The Earth-Vision UG automatically regards a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.

6. Contact possibility via the website

The website of the Earth-Vision UG contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our enterprise, 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 are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.

7. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is stipulated by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.

8. Rights of the data subject

  • a) Right of confirmation

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether or not their personal data  is being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail themselves of this right of confirmation, they may contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller at any time.

  • b) Right of access

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller free information about their personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:

    • the purposes of the processing;
    • the categories of personal data concerned;
    • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
    • where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
    • the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing;
    • the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
    • where the personal data is not collected from the data subject, any available information as to its source;
    • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

Furthermore, the data subject shall have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data is transferred to a third country or an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to avail themselves of this right of access, they may contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller at any time.

  • c) Right to rectification

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning them. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, they may contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller at any time.

  • d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning them without undue delay, and the controller shall be obliged to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:

    • The personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
    • The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
    • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
    • The personal data has been unlawfully processed.
    • The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in EU or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
    • The personal data has been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.

If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by Earth-Vision UG, they may at any time contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller, who will ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.

Where the controller has made personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, this personal data, as far as processing is not required. The Data Protection Officer of Earth-Vision UG or another employee will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.

  • e) Right of restriction of processing

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

    • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
    • The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of its use instead.
    • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but it is required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
    • The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification as to whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by Earth-Vision UG, they may contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller at any time, who will arrange the restriction of the processing.

  • f) Right to data portability

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to receive the personal data they provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. They shall have the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the previous controller, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Furthermore, in exercising their right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and provided that doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may contact the Data Protection Officer designated by Earth-Vision UG or another employee at any time.

  • g) Right to object

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to their particular situation, at any time, to processing of their personal data which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

In the event of objection, Earth-Vision UG shall no longer process the personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If Earth-Vision UG processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of their personal data for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the processing for direct marketing purposes, Earth-Vision UG will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to their particular situation, to object to processing of their personal data by Earth-Vision UG for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact the Data Protection Officer of Earth-Vision UG or another employee. They are also free in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use their right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

  • h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning them, or similarly significantly affects them, as long as the decision (1) is not necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is not authorised by EU or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the data subject's explicit consent.

If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is based on the data subject's explicit consent, Earth-Vision UG shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express their point of view and contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to exercise their rights concerning automated individual decision-making, they may contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller at any time.

  • i) Right to withdraw data protection consent

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw their consent to processing of their personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw their consent, they may contact our Data Protection Officer  or another employee of the controller at any time.

9. Data protection for applications and the application procedures

The data controller shall collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of the processing of the application procedure. The processing may also be carried out electronically. This is the case, in particular, if an applicant submits corresponding application documents by e-mail or by means of a web form on the website to the controller. If the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the submitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with legal requirements. If no employment contract is concluded with the applicant by the controller, the application documents shall be automatically erased two months after notification of the refusal decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller are opposed to the erasure. Other legitimate interest in this relation is, e.g. a burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

10. Privacy policy for the application and use of Facebook

On this website, the controller has integrated components of the enterprise Facebook. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is a place for social meetings on the Internet, an online community, which usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network may serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences, or enable the Internet community to provide personal or business-related information. Among other things, Facebook allows social network users to create private profiles, upload photos, and network through friend requests.

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

Each time a user accesses an individual page of this website, which is operated by the controller and into which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) was integrated, the web browser on the IT system of the data subject (user) is automatically prompted by the plug-in to download an image of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. An overview of all the Facebook plug-ins is available at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. Through this technical procedure, Facebook is made aware of which specific page of our website the user visited.

If the user is logged in to Facebook at the same time, each time they visit our website – and for the entire duration of their visit – Facebook detects which specific pages they visited. This information is collected through the Facebook plug-in and associated with the user’s respective Facebook account. If the user clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into our website, e.g. the "Like" button, or submits a comment, then Facebook matches this information with their personal Facebook user account  and stores the personal data.

If the user visits our website while simultaneously logged in to Facebook, Facebook is always informed of the visit via the plug-in. This occurs regardless of whether the user clicks on a Facebook button or not. If the user does not wish information to be transmitted to Facebook in this way, they may prevent this by logging out of their Facebook account before visiting our website.

Facebook’s data policy, which is available at https://facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains what settings are available to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, different configuration options are available to allow the prevention of data transmission to Facebook.

11. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

On this website, the controller has integrated the component of Google Analytics (with the anonymizer function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, inter alia, data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.

For the web analytics through Google Analytics the controller uses the application "_gat. _anonymizeIp". By means of this application the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is abridged by Google and anonymised when accessing our websites from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the traffic on our website. Google uses the collected data and information, inter alia, to evaluate the use of our website and to provide online reports, which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of our Internet site for us.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and into which a Google Analytics component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject will automatically submit data through the Google Analytics component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Google. During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves Google, inter alia, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently create commission settlements.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits of our website by the data subject. With each visit to our Internet site, such personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google Analytics from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a collection of data that are generated by Google Analytics, which is related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Google and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the data subject must download a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and install it. This browser add-on tells Google Analytics through a JavaScript, that any data and information about the visits of Internet pages may not be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-ons is considered an objection by Google. If the information technology system of the data subject is later deleted, formatted, or newly installed, then the data subject must reinstall the browser add-ons to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on was uninstalled by the data subject or any other person who is attributable to their sphere of competence, or is disabled, it is possible to execute the reinstallation or reactivation of the browser add-ons.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Google Analytics is further explained under the following Link https://www.google.com/analytics/.

As an alternative to the browser plug-in or within the browser on mobile devices, you may use the following link to set an opt-out cookie that prevents future collection of data with the Google Analytics service in this online offer (this opt-out cookie functions only in this browser and only for this domain, and it is necessary to again click on the link if you delete the cookies in that browser):

Disable Google Analytics

12. Privacy policy for the application and use of Instagram

On this website, the controller has integrated components of the service Instagram. Instagram is a service that may be qualified as an audiovisual platform, which allows users to share photos and videos, as well as disseminate such data in other social networks.

The operating company of the services offered by Instagram is Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, United States.

Each time a user accesses an individual page of this website, which is operated by the controller and into which an Instagram component (Instagram button) was integrated, the web browser on the IT system of the data subject (user) is automatically prompted to download an image of the corresponding Instagram component. Through this technical procedure, Instagram becomes aware of which specific page of our website the user visited.

If the user is logged in to Instagram at the same time, each time they visit our website – and for the entire duration of their visit – Instagram detects which specific pages they visited. This information is collected through the Instagram component and is associated with the user’s respective Instagram account. If the user clicks on one of the Instagram buttons integrated into our website, then Instagram matches this information with their personal Instagram user account and stores and processes the personal data.

If the user visits our website while simultaneously logged in to Instagram, the Instagram component always informs Instagram of the visit. This occurs regardless of whether the user clicks on the Instagram button or not. If the user does not wish information to be transmitted to Instagram in this way, they can prevent this by logging out of their Instagram account before visiting our website.

Further information and the applicable data privacy policy of Instagram is available at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

13. Privacy policy for the application and use of YouTube

On this website, the controller has integrated components of YouTube. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to upload video clips free of charge and other users to view, review and comment on them free of charge. YouTube allows all kinds of videos to be published, providing access to both full movies and TV broadcasts, as well as music videos, trailers, and videos made by users themselves.

The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, United States. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.

Each time a user accesses an individual page of this website, which is operated by the controller and into which a YouTube component (YouTube video) was integrated, the web browser on the IT system of the data subject (user) is automatically prompted to download an image of the corresponding YouTube component. Further information about YouTube is available at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/en/. Through this technical procedure, YouTube and Google are aware of which specific page of our website the user visited.

If the user is logged in to YouTube, each time they visit a page that contains a YouTube video, YouTube recognizes the specific page visited. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and matched to the user’s respective YouTube account.

If the user is logged in to YouTube, each time they visit our website, the YouTube component informs YouTube and Google of the visit; this occurs regardless of whether the user clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the user does not wish information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google in this way, they can prevent it by logging out of their YouTube account before visiting our website.

YouTube's privacy policy, available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

14. Legal basis for the processing

Art. 6(1a) GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example,  for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1b) GDPR. The same applies to processing required for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1c) GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another individual. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and their name, age, health insurance details or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1d) GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1f) GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator, who argued that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Clause 2 GDPR).

15. Legitimate interests pursued by the controller or a third party

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1f) GDPR, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and shareholders.

16. Period for which the personal data will be stored

The criterion used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely erased, as long as it is no longer necessary to fulfil or initiate a contract.

17. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; Possible consequences of failure to provide such data

We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes, in order to conclude a contract, it may be necessary for the data subject to provide us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us, for example when our company signs a contract with them. If the personal data were not provided, the contract could not be concluded. Before the data subject provides personal data, they must contact our Data Protection Officer, who will clarify whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of not providing it.

18. Existence of automated decision-making

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

This Privacy Policy has been generated with help from the Privacy Policy Generator of the German Association for Data Protection that was developed in cooperation with Privacy Lawyers from WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE, Cologne.

Contact / Information
If you have any further questions about how we handle your data, just send us an e-mail via our contact form.

Changes
We reserve the right to change our privacy policy at any time. This statement will be updated with any changes.

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