Privacy Policy

This data protection declaration clarifies the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) within our online offer and the websites, functions and contents connected with it as well as external online presences, such as our Social Media Profile. (hereinafter jointly referred to as “online offer”). With regard to the terms used, e.g. “personal data” or their “processing”, we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).

Person responsible:

Mark Hauptmann | MdB
Platz der Republik 1
11011 Berlin , Deutschland
mark.hauptmann@bundestag.de

 

Types of data processed: 

  • Stock data (e.g., names, addresses).
  • Contact details (e.g., e-mail, telephone numbers).
  • Content data (e.g., text input, photographs, videos).
  • Usage data (e.g., visited websites, interest in content, access times).
  • Meta/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).
 

 

Processing of special categories of data (Art. 9 para. 1 DSGVO):

 No special categories of data are processed.

 

Categories of data subjects concerned by the processing:

  • Customers / interested parties / suppliers.
  • Visitors and users of the online offer.
 

In the following, we refer to the data subjects collectively as “users”.

 

Purpose of the processing: 

  • Provision of the online offer, its contents and functions.
  • Provision of contractual services, service and customer care.
  • Answering contact requests and communication with users.
  • Marketing, advertising and market research.
  • Security measures.



1. Authoritative Legal Basis

 In accordance with Art. 13 DSGVO we inform you about the legal basis of our data processing. If the legal basis is not stated in the data protection declaration, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 DSGVO, the legal basis for processing for the purpose of fulfilling our services and implementing contractual measures and answering inquiries is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, the legal basis for processing for the purpose of fulfilling our legal obligations is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c DSGVO, and the legal basis for processing for the purpose of safeguarding our legitimate interests is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

 2. Amendments and Updates to the Data Protection Declaration

 We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of our data protection declaration. We will adapt the data protection declaration as soon as changes in the data processing carried out by us make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes make it necessary for you to take action to cooperate (e.g. to give your consent) or to receive other individual notification.

 3. Security Measures

3.1 In accordance with Art. 32 DSGVO and taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing as well as the varying probability of occurrence and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, we shall take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of protection commensurate with the risk; these measures shall include in particular the safeguarding of the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling the physical access to the data as well as the access, input, forwarding, safeguarding of availability and its separation. Furthermore, we have established procedures to ensure that the rights of data subjects are exercised, data is deleted, and we respond to any threats to the data. Furthermore, we take the protection of personal data into account already during the development or selection of hardware, software and procedures, in accordance with the principle of data protection by designing technology and by using data protection-friendly default settings (Art. 25 DSGVO).
3.2 The security measures include in particular the encrypted transmission of data between your browser and our server.

4. cooperation with contract processors and third parties

4.1 If, in the course of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (processors or third parties), transfer it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of a legal authorization (e.g. if a transfer of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, is necessary for the performance of the contract in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO), if you have given your consent, if a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).
4.2 If we commission third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called “contract processing agreement”, this is done on the basis of Art. 28 DSGVO.

 5. Transfers to Non-EU Countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if this is done in the context of using the services of third parties or disclosure or transfer of data to third parties, this will only take place if it is done to fulfil our (pre-)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we will only process or transfer the data in a third country if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. DSGVO. This means that the processing is carried out, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination of a level of data protection corresponding to that of the EU (e.g. for the USA through the “Privacy Shield”) or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called “standard contractual clauses”).

 6. Rights of the Data Subjects

6.1 You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not data in question is being processed and to receive information about this data and to request further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 of the DPA.
6.2 You have accordingly. Art. 16 DPA, the right to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of incorrect data concerning you.
6.3. you have the right to demand, in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, that data concerning you be deleted immediately, or alternatively, in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, to demand that the processing of the data be restricted.
6.4. you have the right to obtain the data concerning you that you have provided us with in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO and to request their transfer to other responsible parties.
6.5 You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO.

 7. Right of Withdrawal

You have the right to revoke consents granted in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO with effect for the future.

 8. Right of Objection

You can object to the future processing of data concerning you at any time in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO. The objection may in particular be made against processing for the purposes of direct advertising.

 9. Cookies and Right of Objection for Direct Advertising

We use temporary and permanent cookies, i.e. small files that are stored on users’ devices (explanation of the term and function, see last section of this privacy policy). In some cases, the cookies serve security purposes or are necessary for the operation of our online service (e.g., for the presentation of the website) or to store the user decision when the cookie banner is confirmed. In addition, we or our technology partners use cookies for reach measurement and marketing purposes, about which the users will be informed in the course of the privacy policy.

A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be declared for many of the services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. Furthermore, 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.

 10. Deletion of Data

10.1 The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in their processing in accordance with articles 17 and 18 of the DSGVO. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage obligations. If the data are not deleted because they are required for other and legally permissible purposes, the
10.2 In accordance with legal requirements, the storage shall in particular be for 6 years in accordance with § 257 para. 1 HGB (German Commercial Code) (commercial books, inventories, opening balance sheets, annual financial statements, commercial letters, accounting vouchers, etc.) and for 10 years in accordance with § 147 para. 1 AO (books, records, management reports, accounting vouchers, commercial and business letters, documents relevant for taxation, etc.).
10.3 We process inventory data (e.g., names and addresses as well as contact data of users), contract data (e.g., services used, names of contact persons, payment information) for the purpose of fulfilling our contractual obligations and services in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit b. DSGVO. The entries marked as obligatory in online forms are required for the conclusion of the contract.
10.4 Within the scope of registration and renewed logins and use of our online services, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests as well as the user’s need for protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. This data will not be passed on to third parties unless it is necessary to pursue our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c DSGVO.
10.5 Deletion takes place after the expiry of legal warranty and comparable obligations, the necessity of storing the data is reviewed every three years; in the case of legal archiving obligations, deletion takes place after their expiry (end of commercial (6 years) and tax (10 years) storage obligation); information in the customer account remains until its deletion.

11. Contact

11.1 When contacting us (via contact form or e-mail), the user’s data will be processed for the purpose of handling the contact request and its processing in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO.
11.2 The information provided by the user may be stored in our customer relationship management system (“CRM system”) or comparable inquiry organisation.
11.3 We use the CRM system “HQLabs”, of the provider HQLabs GmbH, Am Sandtorkai 71, 20457 Hamburg, on the basis of our legitimate interests (efficient and fast processing of user inquiries). To this end, we have concluded a contract with HQLabs for the processing of order data, in which HQLabs undertakes to process user data only in accordance with our instructions and to comply with the DSGVO.
11.4 We will delete the requests if they are no longer necessary. We check the necessity every two years; we permanently store inquiries from customers who have a customer account and refer to the information on the customer account for deletion. In the case of legal archiving obligations, the deletion is carried out after their expiration (end of commercial law (6 years) and tax law (10 years) retention obligation).

 12. Collection of Access Data and Log files

12.1 We raise on the basis of our legitimate interests as defined in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO data about every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, transferred data volume, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited site), IP address and the requesting provider.
12.2 For security reasons (e.g. to clarify misuse or fraudulent actions), log file information is stored for a maximum of seven days and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidence purposes is excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.

 13. Online Presence in Social Media

13.1 We maintain on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO online presences within social networks and platforms in order to be able to communicate with customers, interested parties and users active there and to inform them about our services. When calling up the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines of their respective operators apply.
13.2 Unless otherwise stated in our privacy policy, we process the data of users if they communicate with us within the social networks and platforms, e.g. write articles on our online presences or send us messages.

 14. Cookies & Range Measurement

14.1 Cookies are information that is transferred from our web server or web servers of third parties to the web browsers of the users and stored there for later retrieval. Cookies can be small files or other types of information storage
14.2 We use “session cookies”, which are only stored for the duration of your current visit to our website (e.g. to enable us to store your language selection). A randomly generated unique identification number, a so-called session ID, is stored in a session cookie. In addition, a cookie contains information about its origin and the storage period. These cookies cannot store any other data. Session cookies are deleted when you have finished using our online services and, for example, log out or close the browser.
14.3 Users will be informed about the use of cookies in the context of pseudonymous range measurement within the scope of this data protection declaration.
14.4 If the users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional limitations of this online offer.
14.5 You can object to the use of cookies for reach measurement and advertising purposes via the deactivation page of the network advertising initiative (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/) and additionally the US-American website (http://www.aboutads.info/choices) or the European website (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/).

15. Newsletter

15.1 With the following notes we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedure and your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive it and to the described procedures.
15.2 Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications containing advertising information (hereinafter “newsletter”) only with the consent of the recipients or with a legal permission. If, in the course of registering for the newsletter, its contents are specifically described, they are decisive for the consent of the users. In addition, our newsletters contain information about our products, offers, promotions and our company.
15.3 Double-Opt-In and logging: The registration to our newsletter is done in a so-called Double-Opt-In procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with foreign e-mail addresses. The newsletter registrations are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation time as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored by the shipping service provider are also logged.
15.4 Dispatch service provider: Newsletters are sent by “MailChimp”, a newsletter dispatch platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. The privacy policy of the mail service provider can be viewed here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/. The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with the European data protection level (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active).
15.5 Furthermore, according to its own information, the mail service provider may use this data in pseudonymous form, i.e. without allocation to a user, to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for technical optimization of sending and presentation of newsletters or for statistical purposes to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, the dispatch service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or pass them on to third parties.
15.6. Registration Data: In order to subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to enter a name for personal contact in the newsletter.
15.7 Measuring success – The newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon”, i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the server of the mailing service provider when the newsletter is opened. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information, such as information on the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are initially collected. This information is used for the technical improvement of the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behavior based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined by means of the IP address) or the access times. Statistical surveys also include determining whether newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our nor the dispatch service provider’s intention to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.
15.8 The dispatch of the newsletter and the measurement of success are based on the consent of the recipients in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 DSGVO in conjunction with § 7 Para. 2 No. 3 UWG or on the basis of the legal permission in accordance with § 7 Para. 3 UWG.
15.9 The logging of the registration procedure is based on our legitimate interests according to art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and serves as proof of consent to receive the newsletter.
15.10. Cancellation/revocation – Newsletter recipients can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke their consent. A link to cancel the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter. At the same time, their consent to the performance measurement expires. A separate revocation of the performance measurement is unfortunately not possible, in this case the entire newsletter subscription must be cancelled. When you unsubscribe from the newsletter, your personal data will be deleted, unless their storage is legally required or justified, in which case their processing will be limited to these exceptional purposes only. In particular, we may store the unsubscribed e-mail addresses for up to three years on the basis of our legitimate interests before we delete them for the purpose of sending the newsletter, in order to be able to prove that we have previously given our consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the former existence of a consent is confirmed at the same time.

16. Integration of Third Party Services and Content

16.1 We set within our online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f. DSGVO), we use content or service offers from third parties in order to integrate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content”). This always presupposes that the third-party providers of such content are aware of the IP address of the users, as without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to their browsers. The IP address is therefore necessary for the display of this content. We make every effort to use only such content whose respective providers use the IP address only to deliver the content. Third party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may contain, among other things, technical information on the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visiting time and other details on the use of our online offer, as well as being able to be linked to such information from other sources.
16.2 The following presentation offers an overview of third party providers and their contents, including links to their data protection declarations, which contain further information on the processing of data and, in some cases already mentioned here, the possibility of objection (so-called opt-out):

  • External fonts from Google, LLC., https://www.google.com/fonts (“Google Fonts”). The integration of the Google Fonts is done by a server call at Google (usually in the USA). Privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
  • Maps of the “Google Maps” service provided by the third party provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/.
  • Videos from the “YouTube” platform of the third-party provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
  •  External code of the JavaScript framework “jQuery”, provided by the third-party provider jQuery Foundation, https://jquery.org