“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
Restriction of processing
“Restriction of processing” means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.
“Profiling” means any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects relating to that natural person’s job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or change of location.
“Pseudonymization” means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures which ensure that the personal data cannot be attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
“File system” means any structured collection of personal data accessible according to specified criteria, whether such collection is maintained on a centralized, decentralized, or functional or geographic basis.
“controller” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its designation may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
“Processor” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the Controller.
“Recipient” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not a third party. However, public authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigative task under Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients; the processing of such data by the aforementioned authorities shall be carried out in accordance with the applicable data protection rules in accordance with the purposes of the processing.
“Third party” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body, other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.
Consent” of the data subject means any freely given specific, informed and unambiguous indication of his or her wishes in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
Lawfulness of processing
The processing of personal data is only lawful if there is a legal basis for the processing. Pursuant to Section 6 (1) lit. a – g KDR-OG, the legal basis for processing may be in particular:
“This regulation or another ecclesiastical or a state legal regulation permits or orders it;
The data subject has given consent to the processing of personal data concerning him or her for one or more specified purposes.
Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at the data subject’s request;
Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject;
Processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person;
Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests of the controller or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require the protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.
Information about the collection of personal data
(1) In the following, we inform about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data are e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.
(2) If you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, name and telephone number, if applicable) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We delete the data accruing in this context after the storage is no longer necessary, or the processing is restricted if there are legal obligations to retain data.
Collection of personal data when visiting our website
In the case of merely informational use of the website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security (legal basis is section 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. g KDR-OG):
Date and time of the request
Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Content of the request (specific page)
access status/HTTP status code
Amount of data transferred in each case
Website from which the request comes
Operating system and its interface
language and version of the browser software.
(1) In addition to the previously mentioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive associated with the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the body that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They are used to make the Internet offer as a whole more user-friendly and effective.
(2) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:
Transient cookies (for this purpose a.)
Persistent cookies (see b.).
Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include, in particular, session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
Persistent cookies are deleted automatically after a specified duration, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.
Sie können Ihre Browser-Einstellung entsprechend Ihren Wünschen konfigurieren und
z. B. die Annahme von Third-Party-Cookies oder allen Cookies ablehnen. Sog. „Third Party Cookies“ sind Cookies, die durch einen Dritten gesetzt wurden, folglich nicht durch die eigentliche Website auf der man sich gerade befindet. Wir weisen Sie darauf hin, dass Sie durch die Deaktivierung von Cookies eventuell nicht alle Funktionen dieser Website nutzen können.
Wir setzen Cookies ein, um Sie für Folgebesuche identifizieren zu können, falls Sie über einen Account bei uns verfügen. Andernfalls müssten Sie sich für jeden Besuch erneut einloggen.
Weitere Funktionen und Angebote unserer Website
(1) In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. For this purpose, you usually have to provide further personal data, which we use to provide the respective service and for which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.
(2) In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly monitored.
(3) Furthermore, we may pass on your personal data to third parties if contract conclusions or similar services are offered by us together with partners. You will receive more information about this when you provide your personal data or below in the description of the offer.
(4) If our service providers or partners are located in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you about the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the offer.
Our offer is basically aimed at adults. Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians.
Rights of the data subject
(1) Revocation of consent
If the processing of personal data is based on a granted consent, you have the right to revoke the consent at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.
To exercise the right of withdrawal, you can contact us at any time.
(2) Right to confirmation
You have the right to request confirmation from the controller as to whether we are processing personal data relating to you. You can request the confirmation at any time using the contact details above.
(3) Right to information
If personal data is processed, you can request information about this personal data and about the following information at any time:
the purposes of processing;
the categories of personal data processed;
the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organizations;
if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration;
the existence of a right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, or to obtain the restriction of processing by the controller, or a right to object to such processing;
The existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
if the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information on the origin of the data;
The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Section 24(1) and (4) KDR-OG and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.