2. Data protection rights and information on the right to object
3. General information
Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company. When processing your data, we strive to take the greatest possible care. The following information provides a compact and simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Your personal data will be processed in accordance with the relevant legal provisions
Your rights of access, rectification, restriction, erasure, data portability and to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority
Every data subject has the right of access pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, the right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, the right to erasure pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, the right to object pursuant to Art. 21GDPR and the right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR.
With regard to the right of access and the right of erasure, the restrictions pursuant to §§34 and 35 BDSG apply.
You may object to the processing of your personal data at any time. This also applies to objections of declarations of consent given to us before the applicability of the General Data Protection Regulation, i.e. before May 25, 2018. Please note that the objection is only effective for the future. Processing that took place before the objection is not affected by it.
In addition, there is a right to lodge a compliant with the supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR in conjunction with § 19BDSG). A list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with address can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Service/Anschriften/Laender/Laender-node.html
Information on the right to object pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR
Right to object to the collection of personal data in special cases and recipient of the request
You have the right to object at any time, based on reasons relating to your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data on the basis of Art. 6para. 1(f) GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests); this also applies to profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 GDPR.
If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
The objection can be made informally with the subject “Objection” stating your name, address or other identification features to the contact data stored in the imprint.
We use technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data against misuse, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. The security measures taken into account (such as encryption procedures, firewall and virus protection, back-up and recovery procedures) correspond to the current state of the art and are continuously updated.
Nevertheless, we would like to point out that there is always a certain residual risk when communicating on the Internet, which depends on the user’s respective usage behavior and over which we consequently have no influence.
At some points on our website, external websites of third parties are linked. These websites are subject to the liability of the respective operators. If you notice that links on the websites refer to Internet pages whose contents violate applicable law, please notify us via the e-mail address provided in the imprint.
We will then immediately remove these links from our website. The providers do not assume any liability for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided.
As a matter of principle, we only store your personal data for the period of time required to achieve the purpose of storage or if this is stipulated by national or European legislation.
In Germany there is an obligation to retain documents for 6 years in accordance with § 257 para. 1 HGB (Handelsgesetzbuch),which effects the e.g. the storage period of commercial books, inventories, opening balances, annual financial statements, business letters or accounting vouchers. And pursuant to § 147 para. 1 & 3 Abgabenordnung (AO), it is 10 years for books, records, management reports, accounting vouchers, documents relevant to taxation, and 6 years in particular for commercial and business letters.
If the purpose of storage no longer applies or if a legally prescribed storage period expires, your personal data will be deleted routinely and in accordance with the statutory provisions.
Please also be aware of the specific explanations on individual storage and deletion periods of the respective data processing in this data protection declaration.
Tools and plug-ins from third-party providers are used on our website as part of commissioned processing. A data processing agreement has been duly concluded with all commissioned processors used, which ensures an appropriate level of data protection.