The use of our website is possible without any indication of personal data.
However, processing of personal data could become necessary if special services are used via our website.
We generally obtain the consent of the data subject if there is no legal basis for such processing.
The processing of personal data (for example, the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject) shall always be in line with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable. By means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights by means of this data protection declaration.
We have implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.
Name and address of the data controller
The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:
Am Markt 25 17489 Greifswald Phone : +49 176 42962703
Any data subject may contact our data protection officer directly with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.
The Internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Our website uses SSL encryption. This encryption is used, for example, for requests that you make to us via our website. Please make sure that SSL encryption is activated for corresponding activities on your part. The use of encryption is easy to recognize: the display in your browser address bar shows “https://”. Data encrypted via SSL cannot be read by third parties.
Collection of general data and information
The Internet pages of us collect a series of general data and information with each call by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The following can be recorded
(a) browser types and versions used, (b) the operating system used by the accessing system, (c) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (d) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (e) the date and time of an access to the website, (f) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (g) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (h) other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our IT systems.
When using these general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is required in order to (1) correctly deliver the content of our website, (2) optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the long-term functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. Therefore, we statistically evaluate this anonymously collected data and information on one hand, and on the other hand, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, so as to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.
Contact possibility via the website
Based on statutory provisions, this website contains data that enable 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 by using a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be stored automatically. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the controller will be stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. No disclosure of this personal data to third parties will take place.
Deletion and blocking of personal data
The controller processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the period of time necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or if this has been provided for in laws or regulations.
If the purpose of storage no longer applies or if a prescribed storage period expires, the personal data shall be blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
Legal basis for the processing of personal data
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing operations involving personal data, Art. 6 (1) lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data.
When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures.
Insofar as processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 (1) lit. c DSGVO serves as the legal basis.
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make processing of personal data necessary, Art. 6 (1) lit. d DSGVO serves as the legal basis.
If the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not override the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing.
Rights of the data subject
Right to confirmation
Every data subject has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to obtain confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller.
Right of access
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation Maker, to obtain from the controller, at any time and free of charge, information about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European Directive and Regulation has granted the data subject access to the following information:
the purposes of processing;
the categories of personal data processed;
the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organizations;
if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration; the existence of a right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning him or her, or to obtain the restriction of processing by the controller, or a right to object to such processing;
The existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
If the personal data are not collected from the data subject: Any available information on the origin of the data;
The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.
Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information about the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller.
Right to rectification
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to demand the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data – also by means of a supplementary declaration – taking into account the purposes of the processing.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectify, he or she may, at any time, contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller.
Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to obtain from the controller the erasure without delay of personal data concerning him or her, where one of the following grounds applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:
The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which they are no longer necessary
The data subject revokes the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) DS-GVO or Art. 9(2)(a) DS-GVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing
The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21(1) DS-GVO and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21(2) DS-GVO
The personal data have been processed unlawfully
The erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject
The personal data has been processed in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Article 8 (1) DS-GVO
If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to arrange for the deletion of personal data stored by us, he or she may, at any time, contact our data protection officer or another employee for this purpose. Our data protection officer or another employee will arrange for the erasure request to be complied with immediately.
If the personal data have been made public by us and our company as the controller is obliged to erase the personal data pursuant to Article 17 (1) of the Data Protection Regulation, we shall take reasonable steps, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, to inform other data controllers which process the published personal data, that the data subject has requested from those other data controllers the erasure of all links to the personal data or copies or replications of the personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The Data Protection Officer of us or another employee will arrange the necessary in individual cases.
Right to restriction of processing
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing if one of the following conditions is met:
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, the data subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of the use of the personal
The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
The data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and it is not yet clear 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 personal data stored by us, he or she may, at any time, contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller. The data protection officer of us or another employee will arrange the restriction of the processing.
Right to data portability
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which have been provided by the data subject to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she also has the right to transmit such data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data have been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, unless the processing is 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, when exercising the right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, where technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other individuals.
In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact the data protection officer appointed by us or another employee.
Right to object
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DS-GVO.
We shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
If we process personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data processed for such marketing. If the data subject objects to us to the processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact the Data Protection Officer of us or another employee. The data subject is also free, in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to exercise his or her right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
Right to withdraw consent under data protection law
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation-maker, to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
browser type and browser version
Operating system used
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of the server request
This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your data from the inquiry form including the contact data you provided there will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
In order to statistically evaluate our site, we use the plugin Statify. The program is a free web analysis software. It is used to evaluate log files that web servers create based on visitor requests. The program does not use cookie files for the evaluation. Statistical analysis is performed on the log files, which also contain IP addresses (see section 3). As a rule, this data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources, and the data is deleted after statistical analysis. In contrast to other statistical programs, Statify does not transmit any data to a third-party server. The program is installed on its own hosting package. This also avoids, for example, the transfer of data abroad, as our server is localized in Germany.
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