1. DATA PROTECTION AT A GLANCE
The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data constitute all data, with which you personally can be identified. Detailed information on the issue of data protection can be found in the Data protection policy provided below this text.
DATA COLLECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
Who is responsible for data collection on the website.
Data collection on this website is performed by the website operator 1&1 Internet SE, Elgendorfer Str. 57, D-56410 Montabaur, Germany.
How do we collect your data?
Your data are collected, on the one hand, by you disclosing such to us. For example, this could be data which you provide in a contact form.
Other data are automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. This relates above all to technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system, or time of accessing the page). Data are collected automatically as soon as you access our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected in order to guarantee error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information at any time free of charge regarding the origin, recipients, and purpose of your stored personal data. Your also have the right to demand rectification, restriction, or erasure of these data. To exercise this right, or for other questions concerning data protection, you can contact us any time using the address provided in the legal notice. You furthermore have the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority.
ANALYTICAL TOOLS AND THIRD-PARTY TOOLS
When visiting our website, your browsing behavior may be statistically evaluated. This is performed above all using cookies and so-called analysis programs. Your browsing behavior is generally analyzed anonymously; browsing behavior cannot be traced back to your person. You can stop this analysis or prohibit such by not using certain tools. You will find detailed information on this in the following Data protection policy.
You can stop this analysis. This Data protection policy gives you information on your options for stopping such.
2. GENERAL INFORMATION AND OBLIGATORY INFORMATION
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal data protection regulations and this Data protection policy.
When you use this website, various pieces of personal data are collected. Personal data constitute data, with which you personally can be identified. This Data protection policy explains what data we collect and what we use these for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is performed.
Please note that transferring data over the internet (e.g. when communicating via email) may be subject to security loopholes. It is not possible to fully protect data against intervention by third parties.
INFORMATION ON RESPONSIBLE BODY
The body responsible for data processing on this website is:
advise research gmbh
Phone: +49 (0)731 140207-0
The responsible body is the natural or legal person who, independently or together with others, decides the purposes and means of processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses etc.).
WITHDRAWING YOUR CONSENT TO DATA PROCESSING
Many data processing procedures are only possible with your explicit consent. You may withdraw consent already granted at any time. To do so, please send us an informal message via email. The lawfulness of data processing performed up to such time as you withdraw consent is not affected by such withdrawal.
RIGHT TO COMPLAIN TO THE COMPETENT SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY
In the event of breaches of data protection law, the data subject has a right to complain to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for issues of data protection is the Regional Data Protection Officer of the federal state, in which our company has its headquarters. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be obtained under the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html).
RIGHT TO DATA PORTABILITY
You have the right to have such data that we process automatically based on your consent or performance of a contract transmitted to you or to a third party in a commonly used and machine-readable format. Insofar as you demand the direct transmission of data to another data controller, this shall only be performed to the extent that it is technically feasible.
SSL OR TLS ENCRYPTION
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential information, such as orders or inquiries which you send to us as the website operator, this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can identify an encrypted connection wherever the address line of your browser switches from "http://" to "https://" and when the lock symbol appears in your browser address line.
When SSL or TLS encryption is active, the data you transmit to us cannot be accessed by third parties.
INFORMATION, RESTRICTION, ERASURE
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to obtain information at any time free of charge regarding your stored personal data, the origin and recipients thereof, and the purpose of the data processing, and also the right to rectification, restriction, or erasure of these data where applicable. To exercise this right, or for other questions concerning personal data, you can contact us any time using the address provided in the legal notice.
OBJECTION TO MARKETING EMAILS
The use of the contact data published in the legal notice for transmitting advertising and informational materials not explicitly requested is hereby objected to. The operators of this website explicitly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, e.g. in the form of spam emails.
3. DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
LEGALLY STIPULATED DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Phone: +49 (0)89 74004584-0
4. DATA COLLECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
These webpages use so-called cookies in some areas. Cookies do not pose any harm to your computer and do no contain any viruses. Cookies are intended to make our service more user-friendly, more effective, and more secure. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and which your browser saves.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". These are automatically erased at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your end device until you erase them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser when you next visit.
Cookies which are necessary for conducting electronic communication or for providing certain functions which you desire (e.g. shopping basket function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6(1) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies in order to provide his services in a manner that is optimal and free of technical errors. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analyzing your browsing behavior) are stored, such are handled separately in this Data protection policy.
SERVER LOG FILES
The provider of these webpages collects and automatically saves information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- browser type and browser version;
- operating system used;
- referrer URL;
- host name of the computer accessing;
- time of server query;
- IP address.
- These data are not collated with other sources of data.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR which permits processing of data for performance of contract or pre-contractual measures.
If you send us inquiries using the contact form, we store the information you provide in your contact form, including the contact data you provide here for the purposes of processing the inquiry and for the event that there are follow-up questions. We do not pass on these data without your consent.
Processing of the data provided in the contact form is thus only performed based on your consent (Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR) You may withdraw this consent at any time. To do so, please send us an informal message via email. The lawfulness of data processing procedures performed up to such time as you withdraw consent is not affected by such withdrawal.
The data you provide in the contact form remain with us until you request erasure thereof, you withdraw your consent to storage, or the purpose for which the data are being stored is no longer applicable (e.g. once your inquiry has been fully processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.
5. ANALYSIS TOOLS AND ADVERTISING
This website uses functions of the website analysis service Google Analytics. This is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which allow your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is stored.
Storage of Google Analytics cookies is performed on the basis of Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both his web service and his advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This means that your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Treaty of the European Union before transmission to the USA. The full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases only. Google will use this information on behalf of the website operator to evaluate your use of the website, to prepare reports on website activities, and to provide other services to the website operator associated with website and internet use. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the context of Google Analytics is not collated with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software settings accordingly; however, please note that in this case it may be that you will not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website (including your IP address) being provided to Google and the processing of your data by Google by downloading and installing a browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
OBJECTING TO COLLECTION OF DATA
You can prevent Google Analytics collecting your data by clicking on the following link. This will generate an opt-out cookie which prevents collection of your data for future visits to this website: deactivate Google Analytics.
More information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in the Google data protection policy: support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
ORDER DATA PROCESSING
We have concluded an order data processing contract with Google, and implement the strict regulations of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS IN GOOGLE ANALYTICS
This website uses the "demographic characteristics" function of Google Analytics. This means that reports can be generated which contain statements on the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. These data are based on interest-based advertising by Google, and on third-party user data. These data cannot be allocated to a specific person. You can deactivate this function any time through the advertising settings on your Google account, or you can generally prohibit collection of your data by Google Analytics as described under "Objecting to collection of data".
6. PLUGINS AND TOOLS
This website uses the Google Maps service via an API. This is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the Google Maps functions, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is stored. The provider of these webpages has no influence on this data transmission.
The use of Google Maps is performed in the legitimate interest of presenting our online service in an appealing manner, and to make locations specified on our website easy to find. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR.
You can find more information on the handling of user data in the Google data protection policy: google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.