1. DATA PROTECTION AT A GLANCE
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the imprint or below.
How do I collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected when you give it to me, by telephone or by e-mail.
Other data is automatically collected by cookies when you visit the website. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter my website.
What do I use your data for?
Part of the data is collected via cookies to ensure that the website is provided without errors. If you contact me by phone or e-mail, I use the data for a contract initiation or for the execution of a contract with you.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data at any time. You also have the right to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact me at any time at the address provided for this purpose and for further questions on the subject of data protection. Furthermore, you have a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.
2. GENERAL NOTES AND COMPULSORY INFORMATION
As the operator of these pages I take the protection of your personal data very seriously! I treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data are data with which you can be personally identified. This data protection declaration explains what data I collect and what I use it for. It also explains how this is done and for what purpose.
I would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data from access by third parties.
Note on the responsible body
The person responsible for data processing on this website is
Phone: +49 7321 489 398 - 0
Responsible party is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke any consent already given at any time. All you need to do is send me an informal message by e-mail. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the time of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of violations of data protection law, the person concerned has a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in matters of data protection law is the State Data Protection Commissioner of the federal state in which my company is based. A list of the data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data transferability
You have the right to have data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment 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 responsible party, this will only take place to the extent that it is technically feasible.
Information, blocking, deletion
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding personal data, you can contact me at any time at the address given in the imprint.
Objection to advertising mails
We hereby object to the use of contact data published in the context of the imprint obligation to send advertising and information material not expressly requested. The operator of the website expressly reserves the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, e.g. via spam e-mails.
3. DATA COLLECTION ON THE WEBSITE
Cookies (only technically necessary cookies and not cookies requiring consent)
The pages use so-called cookies. These are small text files which your browser saves and which are stored on your computer. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make my offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only 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.
The cookies I use are exclusively so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. These cookies are technically necessary and do not require consent and are necessary for the operation of the website and its functions (e.g. language settings).
These cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f GDPR.
Server log files and statistics (switched off)
On the part of my provider all server log files and statistics about the usage of the pages are disabled. This means that the provider of the pages does not collect and store any information in so-called server log files, which your browser could automatically transmit to me.
On my site you can make files available to me via Nextcloud. This is free software that allows you to store, manage, process and download data on my server.
My server, which hosts the website and Nextcloud, is located in Germany. The transmission and storage of data and files transmitted via Nextcloud is encrypted.
My Nextcloud is available to my members and in parts to the public.
Nextcloud only stores cookies in your browser if you have an account on my Nextcloud and log in to it. This is necessary to identify logged-in users.
If you have an account on my Nextcloud, I also store the following for technical reasons:
a hash of your password
your activities on the Nextcloud
login and lougout times
interactions with other users' files/decks/calendars
the files you have stored on Nextcloud
files you have stored
contact details you have stored
calendar entries created
Storing this data is the purpose of a cloud.
The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b , if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to me (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR), if this has been requested.
The data entered and uploaded by you in Nextcloud will remain with me until you request me to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after processing your request has been completed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.
4. SOCIAL MEDIA
Data processing by social networks
I maintain publicly accessible profiles on social networks. The social networks used by me in detail can be found below.
Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter etc. can generally analyse your user behaviour extensively when you visit their website. Visiting my social media presences triggers numerous processing operations relevant to data protection. In detail:
If you are logged into your social media account and visit my social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. However, your personal data may also be collected under certain circumstances if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. In this case, this data collection takes place, for example, via cookies that are stored on your end device or by recording your IP address.
With the help of the data collected in this way, the operators of the social media portals can create user profiles in which your preferences and interests are stored. In this way, interest-based advertising can be displayed to you inside and outside the respective social media presence. Provided you have an account with the respective social network, the interest-based advertising may be displayed on all devices on which you are or were logged in.
My social media presences are intended to ensure as comprehensive a presence as possible on the Internet. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The analysis processes initiated by the social networks may be based on deviating legal grounds to be indicated by the operators of the social networks (e.g. consent within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR).
Person responsible and assertion of rights
If you visit one of my social media sites (e.g. Instagram), I am jointly responsible with the operator of the social media platform for the data processing operations triggered during this visit. In principle, you can assert your rights (information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability and complaint) both against me and against the operator of the respective social media portal (e.g. against Facebook).
Please note that despite the joint responsibility with the social media portal operators, I do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the social media portals. My options are largely determined by the corporate policy of the respective provider.
The data directly collected by me via the social media presence will be deleted from my systems as soon as the purpose for storing it no longer applies, you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Stored cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.
I have a profile on Facebook. The provider of this service is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. According to Facebook, the data collected is also transferred to the USA and other third countries.
I have concluded a joint processing agreement (Controller Addendum) with Facebook. This agreement specifies the data processing operations for which I or Facebook is responsible when you visit my Facebook page. You can view this agreement at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.
You can adjust your advertising settings yourself in your user account. To do so, click on the following link and log in: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.
I have a profile on Instagram. The provider of this service is Instagram Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. According to Instagram, the data collected is also transferred to the USA and other third countries.
I use 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 does gain access to metadata that is created in the course of the communication process (e.g., sender, recipient and time). I would also like to point out that WhatsApp, according to its own statement, shares personal data of its users with its parent company Facebook, which is based in the USA.
The communication content exchanged between and on WhatsApp remains with me until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after processing your request has been completed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected. I use WhatsApp in the variant "WhatsApp Business".
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.whatsapp.com/legal/business-data-transfer-addendum.
I have a profile on LinkedIn. The provider is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. LinkedIn uses advertising cookies.
If you would like to disable LinkedIn advertising cookies, please use the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.
If you contact me via videoconference, your request including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by me for the purpose of processing your request. I do not pass on this data without your consent.
I conduct my video conferences on my own server. The server is also located in Germany and is maintained by the subcontractor Hetzner Online GmbH, Industriestr. 25, 91710 Gunzenhausen, Germany. The transmission is encrypted.
The following data is processed by me:
- Contents and metadata of the communication
- Passwords and access data
- protocol data
The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR, insofar as your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective handling of the enquiries addressed to me (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR), if this has been requested.
The data transmitted by you via the videoconference will remain with me until you request me to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after processing your enquiry has been completed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.
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