Data protection, Imprint, Info

Tolksdorf.digital GmbH: Weiherstrasse 60 - 8280 Kreuzlingen - Market Switzerland

Contact, Availability, Responsible Persons, Imprint


Market Switzerland - Tolksdorf.digital GmbH


Commercial register entry

  • Registered company name:
    Tolksdorf.digital GmbH

  • Unternehmens-Nr (UID):
    CHE-468.736.228

  • VAT number
    CHE-468.736.228 MWST



Authorized representative(s)


Rainer Günter Tolksdorf (Managing Partner, responsible for content, security, quality and data protection, data processing on this website and representation in the EEA)

Weiherstrasse 60
8280 Kreuzlingen / Thurgau
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)71 544 17 87
Fax:+41 (0)71 544 17 88
[email protected]

Seminar and meeting venue
Tolksdorf.digital UG (haftungsbeschränkt) 78467 Konstanz, Bücklestr. 3



Data processing register Tolksdorf.digital GmbH


The data processing register is an internal document that companies must keep in accordance with the GDPR. It is used for accountability to supervisory authorities and contains detailed information on processing activities such as:

  • Description of the data categories
  • Purposes of the processing operations
  • Description of the categories of persons concerned
  • Time limits for the deletion of data
  • Technical and organizational measures for data security


The document will be made available on written request.




Data protection declaration / policy


Data protection at a glance

Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data protection provisions of the Swiss Confederation (Data Protection Act, DSG), every person is entitled to protection of their privacy and protection against misuse of their personal data. The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

In this privacy policy, we, Tolksdorf.digital GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "we"), explain how we collect and otherwise process personal data. This is not an exhaustive description; other data protection declarations (or general terms and conditions, conditions of participation and similar documents) may regulate specific matters. Personal data refers to all information relating to an identified or identifiable person. If you provide us with the personal data of other persons (e.g. family members, data of work colleagues), please ensure that these persons are aware of this privacy policy and only provide us with their personal data if you are permitted to do so and if this personal data is correct. This Privacy Policy is designed to meet the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), the Swiss Data Protection Act ("DSG") and the revised Swiss Data Protection Act ("revDSG"). However, whether and to what extent these laws are applicable depends on the individual case.

In cooperation with our hosting providers, we make every effort to protect the stored data as well as possible against unauthorized access, loss, misuse or falsification.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

By using this website, you consent to the collection, processing and use of data in accordance with the following description. This website can generally be visited without registration. Data such as pages called up or names of files called up, date and time are stored on the server for statistical purposes without this data being directly related to your person. If personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

Basis: Data protection Self Assessment Tool: https://dsat.ch/ and Brainbox Solutions https://brainbox.swiss/datenschutz-generator-schweiz/


Disclaimer

General

The author assumes no liability for the correctness, accuracy, up-to-dateness, reliability and completeness of the information.

Liability claims against the author for damages of a material or immaterial nature arising from access to or use or non-use of the published information, misuse of the connection or technical faults are excluded.

All offers are non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of the pages or the entire offer without special notice or to cease publication temporarily or permanently.


Disclaimer for Links

References and links to third-party websites are outside our area of responsibility. Any responsibility for such websites is rejected. Access to and use of such websites is at the user's own risk.

Copyrights

The copyright and all other rights to content, images, photos or other files on this website belong exclusively to Tolksdorf.digital GmbH or the specifically named rights holders. The written consent of the copyright holder must be obtained in advance for the reproduction of any elements.



Amendments

We may amend this privacy policy at any time without prior notice. The current version published on our website shall apply. If the privacy policy is part of an agreement with you, we will inform you of the change by e-mail or other suitable means in the event of an update.


Order of precedence

Status 17. April 2024

The version as of October 01, 2023 replaces all previous versions and translations in the event of conflicts.

 

Questions for the data protection officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organization listed at the beginning of this privacy policy.


Note on data transfer to the USA and other third countries

This website is hosted in Germany for data protection reasons, see also our Motivs and Guiding Principles on this topic. Nevertheless, there are services, networks and tools that come from third countries that are not secure in terms of data protection and are used worldwide, such as those from Microsoft, Google, YouTube and so on, which cannot be avoided due to their widespread acceptance. For example, we use tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that are not secure in terms of data protection. If these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to these third countries and processed there. We would like to point out that a level of data protection comparable to the EU cannot be guaranteed in these countries. For example, US companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against this. It cannot therefore be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. secret services) process, evaluate and permanently store your data on US servers for surveillance purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.


Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke any consent you have already given at any time. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.


Information on data processing in Switzerland


Collection and processing of personal data

We primarily process the personal data that we receive from our customers and other business partners as part of our business relationship with them and other persons involved or that we collect from their users when operating our websites, apps and other applications. Insofar as this is permitted, we also obtain certain data from publicly accessible sources (e.g. debt collection registers, land registers, commercial registers, press, Internet) or receive such data covered by a data protection declaration from Tolksdorf.digital UG (haftungsbeschränkt), from authorities and other third parties (such as [credit agencies,] [address dealers]). In addition to the data that you provide to us directly, the categories of personal data that we receive about you from third parties include, in particular, information from public registers, information that we learn in connection with official and legal proceedings, information in connection with your professional functions and activities (so that we can, for example to conclude and process transactions with your employer with your help), information about you in correspondence and meetings with third parties, creditworthiness information (insofar as we process transactions with you personally), information about you that people from your environment (family, advisors, legal representatives, etc.) provide to us so that we can conclude or process contracts with you or with your involvement (e.g. references, your address for deliveries, full addresses, etc.). References, your address for deliveries, powers of attorney, information on compliance with legal requirements such as the fight against money laundering and export restrictions, information from banks, insurance companies, sales and other contractual partners of ours on the use or provision of services by you (e.g. payments made, purchases made), information from the media and Internet about your person (insofar as this is appropriate in the specific case, e.g. in the context of a job application, press releases, etc.). e.g. in the context of an application, press review, marketing / sales, etc.), your addresses and, if applicable, interests and other socio-demographic data (for marketing), data in connection with the use of the website (e.g. IP address, MAC address of the smartphone or computer, information about your device and settings, cookies, date and time of the visit, pages and content accessed, functions used, referring website, location data, etc.).


Purposes of data processing and legal basis

We primarily use the personal data we collect to conclude and process our contracts with our customers and business partners, in particular in the context of projects with our customers and the purchase of products and services from our suppliers and subcontractors, as well as to comply with our legal obligations in Switzerland and abroad. If you work for such a customer or business partner, your personal data may of course also be affected in this function. In addition, we also process personal data of you and other persons, where permitted and where we deem it appropriate, for the following purposes in which we (and sometimes third parties) have a legitimate interest corresponding to the purpose:

  • Offering and further developing our products, services and websites, apps and other platforms on which we are present;
  • Communication with third parties and processing their inquiries (e.g. applications, media inquiries);
  • Examination and optimization of procedures for needs analysis for the purpose of direct customer contact and collection of personal data from publicly accessible sources for the purpose of customer acquisition;
  • Advertising and marketing (including the organization of events), unless you have objected to the use of your data (if we send you advertising as an existing customer, you can object to this at any time; we will then put you on a blacklist against further advertising mailings);
  • Market and opinion research, media monitoring;
  • Assertion of legal claims and defense in connection with legal disputes and official proceedings;
  • Prevention and investigation of criminal offenses and other misconduct (e.g., conducting internal investigations, data analysis for fraud prevention);
  • Ensuring the operation of our business, especially IT, our websites, apps, and other platforms;
  • Video surveillance to maintain property rights and other measures for IT, building, and facility security, and protection of our employees and other individuals, as well as property owned by or entrusted to us (such as access controls, visitor logs, network and email scanners, telephone recordings);
  • Purchase and sale of business divisions, companies or parts of companies, and other corporate transactions, and associated with this the transfer of personal data, as well as measures for business management and as far as necessary for compliance with legal and regulatory obligations and internal regulations of Tolksdorf.digital GmbH.

Insofar as you have given us consent to process your personal data for specific purposes (for example, when you register to receive newsletters or conduct a background check), we process your personal data within the scope of and based on this consent, as long as we do not have another legal basis and require one. A given consent can be revoked at any time, but this does not affect data processing that has already taken place.


Processing of personal data

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable person. A data subject is a person about whom personal data is processed. Processing includes any handling of personal data, regardless of the means and procedures used, in particular the storage, disclosure, procurement, deletion, retention, modification, destruction and use of personal data.

We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection law. If and insofar as the EU GDPR is applicable, we also process personal data on the following legal bases in conjunction with Art. 6 (1) GDPR:

lit. a) Processing of personal data with the consent of the data subject.

lit. b) Processing of personal data for the performance of a contract with the data subject and for the implementation of corresponding pre-contractual measures.

lit. c) Processing of personal data for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject under applicable EU law or under applicable law of a country in which the GDPR is applicable in whole or in part.

lit. d) Processing of personal data to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.

lit. f) Processing of personal data for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the fundamental freedoms and rights and interests of the data subject. The legitimate interests include, in particular, our business interest in being able to provide our website, information security, the enforcement of our own legal claims and compliance with Swiss law.

We process personal data for the duration required for the respective purpose or purposes. In the case of longer-term storage obligations due to legal and other obligations to which we are subject, we restrict processing accordingly.


Newsletter

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. No further data is collected, or only on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties. The data entered in the newsletter registration form is processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation. The data you provide us with for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and deleted from the newsletter distribution list after you unsubscribe from the newsletter or after the purpose no longer applies. We reserve the right to delete or block e-mail addresses from our newsletter distribution list at our own discretion within the scope of our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Data stored by us for other purposes remains unaffected by this. After you unsubscribe from the newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address may be stored by us or the newsletter service provider in a blacklist if this is necessary to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist will only be used for this purpose and will not be merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). Storage in the blacklist is not limited in time. You can object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.



Rights of the person concerned

Right to confirmation

Each data subject has the right to obtain from the website operator confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If you wish to exercise this right of confirmation, you can contact the data protection officer at any time.

Right to information

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to receive information from the operator of this website at any time free of charge about the personal data stored about them and a copy of this information. In addition, information may be provided about the following:


Purposes of processing

Categories of processed personal data

  • recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, 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 a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning them or to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing

  • the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

  • if the personal data is not collected from the data subject: All available information about the origin of the data.

  • In addition, the data subject has the right to be informed whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

If you would like to make use of this right to information, you can contact our data protection officer at any time.


Right to rectification

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to demand the immediate correction of incorrect personal data concerning them. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, taking into account the purposes of the processing.

If you wish to exercise this right to rectification, you can contact our data protection officer at any time.


Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain from the controller of this website the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies and the processing is no longer necessary:

The personal data was collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which it is no longer required.

The data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing was based and there is no other legal basis for the processing

The data subject objects to the processing on grounds relating to his or her particular situation and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing in the case of direct marketing and associated profiling

The personal data was processed unlawfully

The erasure of 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 was collected in relation to information society services offered directly to a child

If one of the above reasons applies and you would like to request the deletion of personal data stored by the operator of this website, you can contact our data protection officer at any time. The data protection officer of this website will ensure that the request for deletion is complied with immediately.


Right to restriction of processing

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain from the controller of this website restriction of processing where 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 the restriction of the use of the personal data instead

The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims. The data subject has objected to processing on grounds relating to his or her particular situation and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate interests of the controller override those of the data subject.

If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, you can contact our data protection officer at any time to request the restriction of the processing of personal data by the operator of this website. The data protection officer of this website will arrange for the restriction of processing.


Right to data portability

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to receive the personal data concerning them in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. In addition, the data subject shall have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

To assert the right to data portability, you can contact the data protection officer appointed by the operator of this website at any time.


A right of objection

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning them at any time for reasons arising from their particular situation.

In the event of an objection, the operator of this website will 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 defense of legal claims.

To exercise your right to object, you can contact the data protection officer of this website directly.

Right to withdraw consent under data protection law

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to withdraw their consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If you wish to exercise your right to withdraw your consent, you can contact our data protection officer at any time.


Objection to e-mail marketing

We hereby object to the use of contact data published as part of our obligation to provide a legal notice for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.


Copyrights

The copyright and all other rights to the content, images, photos or other files on the website belong exclusively to the operator of this website or the specifically named rights holders. The written consent of the copyright holder must be obtained in advance for the reproduction of any files.

Anyone who commits a copyright infringement without the consent of the respective copyright holder may be liable to prosecution and may be entitled to claim damages.


Disclaimer

All information on our website has been carefully checked. We make every effort to ensure that the information we provide is up-to-date, correct and complete. Nevertheless, the occurrence of errors cannot be completely ruled out, so that we cannot assume any liability for the completeness, correctness and topicality of the information, including journalistic and editorial information. Liability claims relating to material or immaterial damage caused by the use or non-use of the information provided or by the use of incorrect or incomplete information are fundamentally excluded.

The publisher may change or delete texts at its own discretion and without prior notice and is not obliged to update the contents of this website. The use of or access to this website is at the visitor's own risk. The publisher, its customers or partners are not responsible for any damages, such as direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, allegedly caused by visiting this website and consequently assume no liability for such damages.

The publisher also accepts no responsibility or liability for the content and availability of third-party websites that can be accessed via external links from this website. The operators of the linked sites are solely responsible for their content. The publisher therefore expressly distances itself from all third-party content that may be relevant under criminal or liability law or offend common decency.


GDPR conformity, applicability for the EU

As this website is further developed and maintained by the Swiss Tolksdorf.digital GmbH and is also used by the legally independent German Tolksdorf.digital UG (haftungsbeschränkt), the GDPR provisions valid for Germany and the EU are also complied with in addition to the Swiss provisions.


General notes and mandatory information

The controller is the natural or legal person mentioned at the beginning of  Section "Contact, Availability, Responsible Persons, Imprint" who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).

Unless a more specific storage period has been specified in this privacy policy, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for data processing no longer applies. If you assert a justified request for deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g. retention periods under tax or commercial law); in the latter case, the deletion will take place after these reasons no longer apply.

If you have consented to data processing, we process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR, insofar as special categories of data are processed in accordance with Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR. In the event of express consent to the transfer of personal data to third countries, data processing is also carried out on the basis of Art. 49 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. If you have consented to the storage of cookies or access to information in your end device (e.g. via device fingerprinting), the data processing is also carried out on the basis of Section 25 (1) TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time. If your data is required to fulfill the contract or to carry out pre-contractual measures, we process your data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Furthermore, we process your data if this is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR. Data processing may also be carried out on the basis of our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Information on the relevant legal bases in each individual case is provided in the following paragraphs of this privacy policy.

Note on data transfer to the USA and other third countries Among other things, we use tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that are not secure under data protection law. If these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to these third countries and processed there. We would like to point out that a level of data protection comparable to that in the EU cannot be guaranteed in these countries. For example, US companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against this. It can therefore not be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. secret services) may process, evaluate and permanently store your data on US servers for surveillance purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.Revocation of your consent to data processing Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR) IF DATA PROCESSING IS BASED ON ART. 6 ABS. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AT ANY TIME ON GROUNDS RELATING TO YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH PROCESSING IS BASED CAN BE FOUND IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU OBJECT, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA CONCERNED UNLESS WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING WHICH OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR THE PROCESSING SERVES THE ESTABLISHMENT, EXERCISE OR DEFENSE OF LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 PARA. 1 GDPR). IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA ARE PROCESSED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH MARKETING; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS RELATED TO SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 PARA. 2 GDPR).

In the event of violations of the GDPR, those affected have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of their habitual residence, their place of work or the place of the alleged violation. The right to lodge a complaint exists without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedies.

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.

Information, correction and deletion You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction or deletion of this data at any time within the framework of the applicable legal provisions. You can contact us at any time if you have further questions on the subject of personal data.

Right to restriction of processing You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You can contact us at any time about this. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases: If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the review, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. If the processing of your personal data was/is occurring unlawfully, you can request that data processing be restricted instead of deletion. If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted instead of deletion. If you have lodged an objection in accordance with Article 21 Para. 1 GDPR, a balance must be made between your interests and ours. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data - apart from its storage - may only be used with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a member state.



General technical information, data collection

Here you will find more detailed Technical Information.


Cookies

Our websites use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small data packages and do not cause any damage to your device. They are stored on your device either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (persistent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them yourself or your web browser automatically deletes them. Cookies can come from us (first-party cookies) or from third-party companies (so-called third-party cookies). Third-party cookies enable the integration of certain services from third-party companies within websites (e.g. cookies for processing payment services). Cookies have various functions. Numerous cookies are technically necessary because certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies can be used to evaluate user behavior or for advertising purposes. Cookies that are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process, to provide certain functions you want (e.g. for the shopping cart function) or to optimize the website (e.g. cookies to measure the web audience) (necessary cookies). stored on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR, unless another legal basis is stated. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing necessary cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies and comparable recognition technologies has been requested, processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR and Section 25 Para. 1 TTDSG); consent can be revoked at any time. 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 you close the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted. You can find out which cookies and services are used on this website in this data protection declaration.

A general objection to the use of cookies for online marketing purposes can be raised for a large number of services, particularly in the case of tracking, via the US site https://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU-Site https://www.youronlinechoices.com/ . In addition, the storage of cookies can be achieved by deactivating them in the browser settings. Please note that in this case not all functions of this online offer can be used.

Here you will find detailed technical information about cookies used on this website.


With SSL/TLS encryption

This website uses SSL/TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.


Server-Log-Files

The provider of this website 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
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname od accessing computer
  • Time of 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 specific indications of unlawful use.


Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)


Hetzner Online GmbH

Wir hosten die Inhalte unserer Website bei Hetzner Online GmbH, Industriestr. 25, 91710 Gunzenhausen (nachfolgend Hetzner). Details entnehmen Sie der Datenschutzerklärung von Hetzner: https://www.hetzner.com/de/rechtliches/datenschutz. Die Verwendung von Hetzner erfolgt auf Grundlage von Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Wir haben ein berechtigtes Interesse an einer möglichst zuverlässigen Darstellung unserer Website. Sofern eine entsprechende Einwilligung abgefragt wurde, erfolgt die Verarbeitung ausschließlich auf Grundlage von Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO und § 25 Abs. 1 TTDSG, soweit die Einwilligung die Speicherung von Cookies oder den Zugriff auf Informationen im Endgerät des Nutzers (z. B. Device-Fingerprinting) im Sinne des TTDSG umfasst. Die Einwilligung ist jederzeit widerrufbar.

Order processing We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that we only process the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.


Cloudflare 

We use the “Cloudflare” service to manage the domain and DNS records. The provider is Cloudflare Inc., 101 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (hereinafter “Cloudflare”). Cloudflare offers a globally distributed content delivery network with DNS. Technically, the information transfer between your browser and our website is routed via the Cloudflare network. This enables Cloudflare to analyze the traffic between your browser and our website and act as a filter between our servers and potentially malicious traffic from the Internet. Cloudflare can also use cookies or other technologies to recognize Internet users, but these are used solely for the purpose described here. The use of Cloudflare is based on our legitimate interest in providing our website as error-free and securely as possible (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). Data transfer to the USA is based on the EU Commission's standard contractual clauses. Details can be found here: https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/. Further information about security and data protection at Cloudflare can be found here: https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/.

We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that we only process the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.


CCM19 - Cookie Banner

Our website uses CCM19 to obtain your consent to store certain cookies on your device or to use certain technologies and to document this in accordance with data protection regulations. The provider of this technology is Papoo Software & Media GmbH, Auguststr. 4, 53229 Bonn (hereinafter “CCM19”). When you enter our website, a connection will be established to CCM19's servers to obtain your consent and other declarations regarding the use of cookies. CCM19 then stores a cookie in your browser in order to be able to assign you the consent given or its revocation. The data collected in this way will be stored until you request us to delete it, delete the CCM19 cookie yourself or the purpose for data storage no longer applies. Mandatory legal retention obligations remain unaffected. CCM19 is used to obtain the legally required consent for the use of cookies. The legal basis for this is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter c GDPR.

Order processing We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that we only process the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.


Contact Form

If you send us inquiries using the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us in order to process the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent. This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR, provided that your request is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the inquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this was queried; consent can be revoked at any time. The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.


Inquiries by email, telephone or fax
If you contact us by email, telephone or fax, your request including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not pass on this data without your consent. This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR, provided that your request is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the inquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this was queried; consent can be revoked at any time. The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.


Communication via WhatsApp 

To communicate with our customers and other third parties, we use, among other things, the instant messaging service WhatsApp. The provider is WhatsApp Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. Communication takes place via end-to-end encryption (peer-to-peer), which prevents WhatsApp or other third parties from gaining access to the communication content. However, WhatsApp receives access to metadata that is created during the communication process (e.g. sender, recipient and time). We would also like to point out that WhatsApp says it shares personal data of its users with its US-based parent company Meta. Further details on data processing can be found in WhatsApp's privacy policy at: https://www.whatsapp.com/legal/privacy-policy-eea. The use of WhatsApp is based on our legitimate interest in communicating as quickly and effectively as possible with customers, interested parties and other business and contractual partners (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). If appropriate consent has been requested, data processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of consent; this can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. The communication content exchanged between and on WhatsApp remains with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

Wir nutzen WhatsApp in der Variante „WhatsApp Business“. Die Datenübertragung in die USA wird auf die Standardvertragsklauseln der EU-Kommission gestützt. Details finden Sie hier: https://www.whatsapp.com/legal/business-data-transfer-addendum.

We have set our WhatsApp accounts so that there is no automatic data comparison with the address book on the smartphones in use.

We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider.


Google Calendar

You can make appointments with us on our website. We use Google Calendar for planning. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter “Google”). To book an appointment, enter the requested data and the desired date in the mask provided. The data entered will be used for planning, implementing and, if necessary, following up on the appointment. The appointment data is stored for us on the Google Calendar servers, whose privacy policy you can view here: https://policies.google.com/privacy. Die von Ihnen eingegebenen Daten verbleiben bei uns, bis Sie uns zur Löschung auffordern, Ihre Einwilligung zur Speicherung widerrufen oder der Zweck für die Datenspeicherung entfällt. Zwingende gesetzliche Bestimmungen – insbesondere Aufbewahrungsfristen – bleiben unberührt. Rechtsgrundlage für die Datenverarbeitung ist Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Der Websitebetreiber hat ein berechtigtes Interesse an einer möglichst unkomplizierten Terminvereinbarung mit Interessenten und Kunden. Sofern eine entsprechende Einwilligung abgefragt wurde, erfolgt die Verarbeitung ausschließlich auf Grundlage von Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO und § 25 Abs. 1 TTDSG, soweit die Einwilligung die Speicherung von Cookies oder den Zugriff auf Informationen im Endgerät des Nutzers (z. B. für Device-Fingerprinting) im Sinne des TTDSG umfasst. Die Einwilligung ist jederzeit widerrufbar. Die Datenübertragung in die USA wird auf die Standardvertragsklauseln der EU-Kommission gestützt. Details finden Sie hier: https://workspace.google.com/terms/dpa_terms.html und hier

Order processing We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that we only process the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.


Social Media

Facebook 

Elements of the social network Facebook are integrated into this website. The provider of this service is Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. However, according to Facebook, the data collected will also be transferred to the USA and other third countries. You can find an overview of the Facebook social media elements here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE. Wenn das Social-Media-Element aktiv ist, wird eine direkte Verbindung zwischen Ihrem Endgerät und dem Facebook-Server hergestellt. Facebook erhält dadurch die Information, dass Sie mit Ihrer IP-Adresse diese Website besucht haben. Wenn Sie den Facebook „Like-Button“ anklicken, während Sie in Ihrem Facebook-Account eingeloggt sind, können Sie die Inhalte dieser Website auf Ihrem Facebook-Profil verlinken. Dadurch kann Facebook den Besuch dieser Website Ihrem Benutzerkonto zuordnen. Wir weisen darauf hin, dass wir als Anbieter der Seiten keine Kenntnis vom Inhalt der übermittelten Daten sowie deren Nutzung durch Facebook erhalten. Weitere Informationen hierzu finden Sie in der Datenschutzerklärung von Facebook unter: https://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation. Soweit eine Einwilligung (Consent) eingeholt wurde, erfolgt der Einsatz des o. g. Dienstes auf Grundlage von Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO und § 25 TTDSG. Die Einwilligung ist jederzeit widerrufbar. Soweit keine Einwilligung eingeholt wurde, erfolgt die Verwendung des Dienstes auf Grundlage unseres berechtigten Interesses an einer möglichst umfassenden Sichtbarkeit in den Sozialen Medien. Soweit mit Hilfe des hier beschriebenen Tools personenbezogene Daten auf unserer Website erfasst und an Facebook weitergeleitet werden, sind wir und die Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland gemeinsam für diese Datenverarbeitung verantwortlich (Art. 26 DSGVO). Die gemeinsame Verantwortlichkeit beschränkt sich dabei ausschließlich auf die Erfassung der Daten und deren Weitergabe an Facebook. Die nach der Weiterleitung erfolgende Verarbeitung durch Facebook ist nicht Teil der gemeinsamen Verantwortung. Die uns gemeinsam obliegenden Verpflichtungen wurden in einer Vereinbarung über gemeinsame Verarbeitung festgehalten. Den Wortlaut der Vereinbarung finden Sie unter: https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum. Laut dieser Vereinbarung sind wir für die Erteilung der Datenschutzinformationen beim Einsatz des Facebook-Tools und für die datenschutzrechtlich sichere Implementierung des Tools auf unserer Website verantwortlich. Für die Datensicherheit der Facebook-Produkte ist Facebook verantwortlich. Betroffenenrechte (z. B. Auskunftsersuchen) hinsichtlich der bei Facebook verarbeiteten Daten können Sie direkt bei Facebook geltend machen. Wenn Sie die Betroffenenrechte bei uns geltend machen, sind wir verpflichtet, diese an Facebook weiterzuleiten. Die Datenübertragung in die USA wird auf die Standardvertragsklauseln der EU-Kommission gestützt. Details finden Sie hier: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum, https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381 und https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.


Instagram 

Functions of the Instagram service are integrated into this website. These functions are offered by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. If the social media element is active, a direct connection is established between your device and the Instagram server. Instagram thereby receives information about your visit to this website. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of this website to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to assign your visit to this website to your user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram. If consent has been obtained, the above will be used. Service based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a GDPR and Section 25 TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time. Unless consent has been obtained, the use of the service is based on our legitimate interest in achieving the greatest possible visibility on social media. To the extent that personal data is collected on our website using the tool described here and forwarded to Facebook or Instagram, we and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland are jointly responsible for this data processing ( Art. 26 GDPR). The joint responsibility is limited exclusively to collecting the data and passing it on to Facebook or Instagram. The processing carried out by Facebook or Instagram after forwarding is not part of the shared responsibility. Our joint obligations have been set out in a joint processing agreement. The text of the agreement can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum. According to this agreement, we are responsible for providing data protection information when using the Facebook or Instagram tool and for the data protection-safe implementation of the tool on our website. Facebook is responsible for the data security of Facebook and Instagram products. You can assert data subject rights (e.g. requests for information) regarding the data processed by Facebook or Instagram directly on Facebook. If you assert your data subject rights with us, we are obliged to forward these to Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum, https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875 und https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381. Weitere Informationen hierzu finden Sie in der Datenschutzerklärung von Instagram: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.


LinkedIn 

Diese Website nutzt Elemente des Netzwerks LinkedIn. Anbieter ist die LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland. Bei jedem Abruf einer Seite dieser Website, die Elemente von LinkedIn enthält, wird eine Verbindung zu Servern von LinkedIn aufgebaut. LinkedIn wird darüber informiert, dass Sie diese Website mit Ihrer IP-Adresse besucht haben. Wenn Sie den „Recommend-Button“ von LinkedIn anklicken und in Ihrem Account bei LinkedIn eingeloggt sind, ist es LinkedIn möglich, Ihren Besuch auf dieser Website Ihnen und Ihrem Benutzerkonto zuzuordnen. Wir weisen darauf hin, dass wir als Anbieter der Seiten keine Kenntnis vom Inhalt der übermittelten Daten sowie deren Nutzung durch LinkedIn haben. Soweit eine Einwilligung (Consent) eingeholt wurde, erfolgt der Einsatz des o. g. Dienstes auf Grundlage von Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO und § 25 TTDSG. Die Einwilligung ist jederzeit widerrufbar. Soweit keine Einwilligung eingeholt wurde, erfolgt die Verwendung des Dienstes auf Grundlage unseres berechtigten Interesses an einer möglichst umfassenden Sichtbarkeit in den Sozialen Medien. Die Datenübertragung in die USA wird auf die Standardvertragsklauseln der EU-Kommission gestützt. Details finden Sie hier:https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/a1343190/datenubertragung-aus-der-eu-dem-ewr-und-der-schweiz?lang=de#:~:text=Die%20Teilnahme%20von%20LinkedIn%20am,und%20aus%20der%20Schweiz%20erhalten. Weitere Informationen hierzu finden Sie in der Datenschutzerklärung von LinkedIn unter: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.



7. Plugins and Tools


YouTube with extended data protection

This website embeds videos from the YouTube website. The website is operated by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. We use YouTube in extended data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode means that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, the extended data protection mode does not necessarily exclude the passing on of data to YouTube partners. This means that YouTube connects to the Google DoubleClick network regardless of whether you are watching a video. As soon as you start a YouTube video on this website, a connection to YouTube's servers is established. The YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. Furthermore, after starting a video, YouTube can store various cookies on your device or use comparable recognition technologies (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way, YouTube can receive information about visitors to this website. This information is, among other things, used to collect video statistics, improve user experience and prevent fraud attempts. If necessary, further data processing operations may be triggered after starting a YouTube video, over which we have no influence. The use of YouTube is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offerings. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information on the user's end device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time. Further information about data protection at YouTube can be found in their data protection declaration at:


Google Fonts (local hosting)

This site uses so-called Google Fonts, which are provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. The Google Fonts are installed locally. There is no connection to Google servers. For more information about Google Fonts, see https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq und in der Datenschutzerklärung von Google: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.


Audio and video conferences

Data processing We use, among other things, online conference tools to communicate with our customers. The specific tools we use are listed below. If you communicate with us via video or audio conference via the Internet, your personal data will be collected and processed by us and the provider of the respective conference tool. The conference tools collect all the data that you provide/use to use the tools (email address and/or your telephone number). The conference tools also process the duration of the conference, start and end (time) of participation in the conference, number of participants and other “contextual information” related to the communication process (metadata). Furthermore, the provider of the tool processes all technical data that is necessary to process online communication. This includes in particular IP addresses, MAC addresses, device IDs, device type, operating system type and version, client version, camera type, microphone or speaker as well as the type of connection. If content is exchanged, uploaded or made available in any other way within the tool, it will also be stored on the tool provider's servers. Such content includes, but is not limited to, cloud recordings, chat/instant messages, photos and videos uploaded to voicemails, files, whiteboards and other information shared while using the Service. Please note that we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the tools used. Our options depend largely on the corporate policy of the respective provider. Further information on data processing by the conference tools can be found in the data protection declarations of the tools used, which we have listed below this text. Purpose and legal basis The conference tools are used to communicate with prospective or existing contractual partners or to offer certain services to our customers (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR). Furthermore, the use of the tools serves to generally simplify and accelerate communication with us or our company (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). If consent has been requested, the relevant tools will be used on the basis of this consent; consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. Storage period The data we collect directly via the video and conference tools will be deleted from our systems as soon as you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies. Saved cookies remain on your device until you delete them. Mandatory statutory retention periods remain unaffected. We have no influence on the storage period of your data, which is stored by the operators of the conference tools for their own purposes. For details, please contact the operators of the conference tools directly. Conference tools used We use the following conference tools:


Zoom 

Wir nutzen Zoom. Anbieter dieses Dienstes ist die Zoom Communications Inc., San Jose, 55 Almaden Boulevard, 6th Floor, San Jose, CA 95113, USA. Details zur Datenverarbeitung entnehmen Sie der Datenschutzerklärung von Zoom: https://zoom.us/de-de/privacy.html. Die Datenübertragung in die USA wird auf die Standardvertragsklauseln der EU-Kommission gestützt. Details finden Sie hier: https://zoom.us/de-de/privacy.html.

Order processing We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that we only process the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.


RustDesk 

As an alternative to TeamViewer, we also use a self-hosted RustDesk instance.


TeamViewer 

Wir nutzen TeamViewer. Anbieter ist die TeamViewer Germany GmbH, Jahnstr. 30, 73037 Göppingen. Details zur Datenverarbeitung entnehmen Sie der Datenschutzerklärung von TeamViewer: https://www.teamviewer.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung/.

Order processing We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that we only process the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.


Microsoft Teams

We use Microsoft Teams. The provider is Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, One Microsoft Place, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18, Ireland. Details on data processing can be found in the Microsoft Teams data protection declaration:

Order processing We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that we only process the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.


Google Meet 

Wir nutzen Google Meet. Anbieter ist die Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland. Details zur Datenverarbeitung entnehmen Sie der Datenschutzerklärung von Google: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Order processing We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that we only process the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.