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.
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
As far as you have given your consent, Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, is used on this website. The responsible service provider in the EU is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google").
The storage of Google Analytics cookies takes place, as already mentioned, on the basis of Art.6 Abs.1 S.1 lit.a GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its web offering and its advertising.
COMMISSIONED DATA PROCESSING
We have concluded a contract with Google for commissioned data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This means that your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
WHAT KIND OF DATA IS COLLECTED?
During your website visit, the following data is collected, among others:
- The pages you visit, your "click path".
- Achievement of "website goals" (conversions, e.g. newsletter signups,
- Your user behavior (for example, clicks, dwell time, bounce rates)
- Your approximate location (region)
- Your IP address (in shortened form)
- Technical information about your browser and the end devices you use (e.g.
devices (e.g. language settings, screen resolution)
- Your internet service provider
- The referrer URL (via which website/advertising medium you came to this website)
DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS WITH GOOGLE ANALYTICS
This website uses the "demographic characteristics" function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that include statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google as well as visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as shown in the item "Objection to data collection."
PURPOSES OF PROCESSING
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your (pseudonymous) use of the website and compiling reports on website activity. The reports provided by Google Analytics are used to analyze the performance of our website and the success of our marketing campaigns.
The recipient of the data is
- Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland
as an order processor. We have concluded an order processing agreement with Google for this purpose. Google LLC, based in California, USA, and, if applicable, US authorities may access the data stored by Google.
TRANSFER TO THIRD COUNTRIES
A transfer of data to the USA cannot be excluded.
The recorded (pseudonymous) data is automatically deleted after 14 months. Other data remain stored in aggregated form indefinitely. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached takes place automatically once a month.
OBJECTION TO DATA COLLECTION
You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google by
a. Not giving your consent to the setting of the cookie or
b. Downloading and installing the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics HERE or
c. Click HERE to set an opt-out cookie that will prevent the collection of your data during future visits to this website.
You can also prevent cookies from being stored by setting your browser software accordingly. However, if you configure your browser to refuse all cookies, you may experience limitations in functionality on this and other websites.
LEGAL BASIS AND REVOCATION OPTION
for this data processing is your consent, Art.6 Abs.1 S.1 lit.a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by calling up the cookie settings HERE and changing your selection there.
6. OTHER PLUGINS AND TOOLS
This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy location of the places indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art.6 Abs.1 S.1 lit.a GDPR.
GOOGLE TAG MANAGER
We have concluded an order processing agreement with Google. The Google Tag Manager is an auxiliary service and only processes personal data itself for technically necessary purposes. The Google Tag Manager takes care of loading other components, which in turn may collect data. The Google Tag Manager does not access this data.
Please note that American authorities, such as intelligence agencies, could potentially gain access to personal data that is inevitably exchanged with Google when this service is integrated due to the Internet Protocol (TCP) on the basis of American laws such as the Cloud Act.
SENDINBLUE AND RECAPTCHA
We offer the possibility to register for our free newsletter via our website.
We use Sendinblue to send the newsletter. Sendinblue is a service of the company Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Str. 126, 10179 Berlin, Germany, hereinafter referred to as "Sendinblue".
In addition, Sendinblue offers at
further privacy information.
The newsletters sent by Sendinblue contain technologies that enable us to recognize in the analyses whether and when an e-mail was opened and whether and which links contained in the newsletter were followed. We store this data in addition to the technical data (system data and IP address) so that the respective newsletter can be optimally tailored to your wishes and interests. The data collected in this way is thus used to constantly improve the quality of our newsletters. The legal basis for the newsletter dispatch and analysis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a.) DSGVO.
In accordance with Art. 7 (3) DSGVO, you can revoke your consent to the newsletter dispatch at any time with effect for the future. To do so, you only need to inform us of your revocation or use the unsubscribe link contained in each newsletter.
We collect and process personal data for online booking of meeting appointments.
We use Microsoft Bookings (part of Microsoft Office 365) for online appointment booking through our website. Microsoft Bookings is a service provided by Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, One Microsoft Place, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18 D18 P521.
The legal basis for the data transfer, storage and processing is your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO).
We would like to point out that you are not obliged to use Microsoft Bookings to arrange an appointment. If you do not wish to use the service, please use another of the contact options offered to make an appointment.
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected.
You have the option to revoke your consent to data processing or to object to the use of the data at any time. In this case, the intended contact with the user is no longer possible or communication that has already begun can no longer be continued.