Data Privacy Statement

1) Information on the collection of personal and contact data from the responsible person/entity

1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you very much for your interest. In the following, we shall provide you with information on how we handle your personal data if you make use of our website. In this context, personal data shall refer to any data which renders it possible to identify you personally.

1.2 The person/entity responsible for data processing on this website within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) is

Sonja Irani

An der Schüttenriehe 9 A

28259 Bremen

Deutschland

Tel.: +49 (0) 421 809 217 24

E-Mail: info@revisiteurope.com

The person/entity responsible for the processing of personal data is the private individual or legal entity who/which decides, on his/its own or together with others, on the purposes and means of personal data processing.

1.3 For security reasons and in order to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (such as purchase orders or inquiries submitted to the responsible person/entity), this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You will be able to recognize any encrypted connection by the string of characters “https://” and the lock symbol in your browser bar.

2) Recording of data when you visit our website

If you use our website for purely informational purposes, i.e. if you do not sign up or otherwise transmit information to us, we shall only collect the data transmitted to our server by your browser (so-called “server logfiles”). If you retrieve our website, we shall collect the following data, which we require for technical reasons so that we may display the website to you:

– The website used

– Date and time of retrieval

– Amount of transmitted data in bytes

– The source or reference which led you to our website

– Brower used browser

– Operating system used

– IP address (where applicable: in anonymized form)

The processing of this data takes place pursuant to Article 6 Subsection 1 Letter f of the EU GDPR, on the basis of our legitimate interest in enhancing the stability and functional capabilities of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other manner. However, we reserve the right to subsequently review the server logfiles if there are any specific indications of possible illegal use.

3) Cookies

To make our website more attractive to visitors and to render possible the utilization of certain functions, we make use of so-called “cookies” on various pages. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session (so-called “Session Cookies”). Other cookies are stored on your device, enabling us or our partner companies (cookies from third-party providers) to recognize your browser when you next visit (“Persistent Cookies”). Where cookies are placed, they collect and process certain user information such as browser and location data and IP address data in accordance with their respective individual scope. Persistent Cookies are deleted automatically after a predetermined period of time, which may vary depending on the type of cookie.

In cases whereby our cookies also process personal data, such processing takes place pursuant to Article 6 Subsection 1 Letter f of the EU GDPR to protect our legitimate interest in the best possible functional capability of the website and to ensure that the website is as customer-friendly and effective as possible.

In certain circumstances, we cooperate with advertising partners that help us make our website/Internet offer more interesting for you. For this purpose and in this event, cookies from partner companies will also be stored on your hard disk when you visit our website (cookies from third-party providers). For cases whereby we cooperate with the aforementioned advertising partners, we shall inform you separately and individually, in the following sections of this statement, on the use of such cookies and on the scope of information that is collected in each respective case.

Please note that you may adjust your browser settings so that you will be informed when cookies are set, and will be able to decide individually whether to accept or reject them, in certain cases or in general. The way in which cookie settings are administered varies from browser to browser. This information is described in the Help menu of each browser, which will also provide you with instructions on changing your cookie settings. Please use the following links to access this information for the appropriate browser:

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/delete-and-manage-cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d   

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enhanced-tracking-protection-firefox-desktop

Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&hlrm=en

Safari: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac

Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/

Please note that, if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

4) Establishment of contact

If you make contact with us (e.g. via a contact form or by e-mail), your personal data will be collected. The respective contact form shall state which data are to be collected. These data are stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your inquiry or for getting in touch with you, and for the associated technical administration. The legal basis of such data processing is our legitimate interest in responding to your inquiry pursuant to Article 6 Subsection 1 Letter f of the EU GDPR. If you are contacting us to end a contract, Article 6 Subsection 1 Letter b of the EU GDPR will serve as an additional legal basis for data processing. Your data will be deleted following the final settlement of your inquiry. This is considered to be the case if the matter in question has been finally clarified, and if the deletion is not inconsistent with any statutory storage obligations.

5) Use of single sign-on procedures

Facebook Connect

On our website, if you have a Facebook profile, you can register to create a customer account or to register using the social plugin „Facebook Connect“ of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA („Facebook“), using the single sign-on technique. You can recognize the social plugins of „Facebook Connect“ on our website by the blue button with the Facebook logo and the text „Login with Facebook“ or „Connect with Facebook“ or „Log in with Facebook“ or „Sign in with Facebook“.

When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration Facebook receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are not currently logged on to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there. These data processing processes are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f DSGVO on the basis of Facebook’s justified interest in the insertion of personalized advertising on the basis of surfing behavior.

By using this „Facebook Connect“ button on our website, you also have the option of logging in or registering on our website using your Facebook user data. Only if you give your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO prior to the registration process on the basis of an appropriate notice about the exchange of data with Facebook, will we receive the general and publicly accessible information stored in your profile when using the „Facebook Connect“ button of Facebook, depending on your personal data protection settings on Facebook. This information includes the user ID, name, profile picture, age and gender.

Please note that after changes to Facebook’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, your profile pictures, your friends‘ user IDs and your Friends List may also be transferred if they are marked as „public“ in your privacy settings on Facebook when you give your consent. The data transmitted by Facebook will be stored and processed by us to create a user account with the necessary data, if you have given Facebook permission to do so (title, first name, surname, address data, country, e-mail address, date of birth). Conversely, we may transfer data (e.g. information about your surfing behaviour) to your Facebook profile on the basis of your consent.

The consent given can be revoked at any time by sending a message to the person responsible named at the beginning of this declaration.

Facebook Inc., based in the USA, is certified for the U.S.-European data protection agreement „Privacy Shield“, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the data protection information of Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to associate the data collected via our website directly with your Facebook profile, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the Facebook plugins from loading with add-ons for your browser, e.g. „AdBlock Plus“ (https://adblockplus.org/de/).

6) Comments function

Within this website’s comment function, not only your comment but also information about the time the comment was created and the name of the commentator you have chosen are stored and published on the website. Furthermore, your IP address is logged and stored. This IP address is stored for security reasons and in the event that the person concerned violates the rights of third parties or posts illegal content by submitting a comment. We need your e-mail address to contact you if a third party should object to your published content as unlawful. The legal basis for the storage of your data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit.b and f DSGVO. We reserve the right to delete comments if they are objected to as unlawful by third parties.

You as a user can subscribe to the follow-up comments. You will receive a confirmation e-mail to ensure that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address (double opt-in procedure). The legal basis for data processing in the case of subscribing to comments is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can unsubscribe from current comment subscriptions at any time with effect for the future. Please refer to the confirmation e-mail for further information on the unsubscription option.

7) Use of your data for direct advertising

7.1 Subscription to our e-mail newsletter

If you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter, we will send you regular information about our offers. The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. The indication of further possibly data is voluntary and is used to be able to address you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for sending the newsletter. This means that we will not send you an e-mail newsletter until you have expressly confirmed to us that you agree to the sending of the newsletter. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to confirm that you wish to receive future newsletters by clicking on an appropriate link.

By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent to the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. When you register for the newsletter, we store your IP address entered by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration so that we can trace any possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later point in time. The data collected by us when registering for the newsletter will be used exclusively for the purpose of addressing you in advertising by means of the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the link provided in the newsletter or by sending a message to the responsible person named above. After your cancellation, your e-mail address will be deleted from our newsletter distribution list immediately, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use data in excess thereof, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.

7.2 Sending newsletters via AWeber

Our e-mail newsletters are sent by the technical service provider AWeber Systems Inc, 1100 Manor Drive, Chalfont, PA 18914, USA (http://www.aweber.com), to whom we pass on the data you provided when registering for the newsletter. This disclosure is made in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f DSGVO and serves our legitimate interest in the use of an effective, secure and user-friendly newsletter system. Please note that your data is usually transferred to an AWeber server in the USA and stored there.

AWeber uses this information to send and statistically evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. For evaluation purposes, the e-mails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which represent single-pixel image files stored on our website. This allows you to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked on. In addition, technical information is recorded (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). The data is collected exclusively pseudonymized and is not linked to your other personal data; direct personal relationship is excluded. This data is used exclusively for statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.

If you wish to object to the data analysis for statistical evaluation purposes, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter.

Furthermore, AWeber may use this data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO even on the basis of its own legitimate interest in the demand-oriented design and optimization of the service as well as for market research purposes, for example to determine from which countries the recipients come. AWeber does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write them down or pass them on to third parties.

AWeber is certified under the U.S. European data protection agreement „Privacy Shield“ and thus undertakes to comply with EU data protection regulations.

The data protection regulations of AWeber can be viewed here:https://www.aweber.com/privacy.htm

7.3 WhatsApp Newsletter

If you subscribe to our WhatsApp newsletter, we will regularly send you information about our offers via WhatsApp. The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your mobile phone number. To send the newsletter, enter our mobile phone number in your address contacts on your mobile phone and send us the message „Start“ via WhatsApp. By sending this WhatsApp message you give us your consent for the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO for the purpose of sending you a newsletter, we will then include you in our newsletter distribution list.

The data collected by us when registering for the newsletter will only be processed for the purpose of advertising purposes by means of the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by sending us the message „Stop“ via WhatsApp. After cancellation, your mobile phone number will be deleted from our newsletter distribution list immediately, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.

8) Use of Social Media: Social Plugins

8.1 Facebook plugins with 2-click solution

Our website uses so-called social plugins („plugins“) of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA („Facebook“).

In order to increase the protection of your data when visiting our website, the plugins are initially deactivated and integrated into the page by means of a so-called „2-click“ solution. Deactivated plug-ins are highlighted in gray. This integration ensures that no connection to the Facebook servers is established when a page of our website containing such plug-ins is called up. Your browser only establishes a direct connection to Facebook’s servers when you activate the plug-ins and thus give your consent to the transfer of data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. The content of the respective plugin is transmitted directly to your browser and integrated into the page. The plugin then sends data (including your IP address) to Facebook. We have no control over the amount of data Facebook collects using the plugins. As far as we know, Facebook will in any case receive information about which of our websites you have visited currently and previously. By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are not currently logged in. The information collected (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there. When you interact with the plugins, the relevant information is also sent directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on Facebook and displayed to your contacts.

You can revoke your consent at any time by deactivating the activated plugin by clicking it again. However, the revocation has no influence on the data that has already been transmitted to Facebook.

Facebook Inc., based in the USA, is certified for the U.S.-European data protection agreement „Privacy Shield“, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the data protection information of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

8.2 Facebook plug-ins with Shariff solution

Our website uses so-called social plugins („plugins“) of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA („Facebook“).

In order to increase the protection of your data when you visit our website, these buttons are not fully integrated into the page as plug-ins, but only by using an HTML link. This type of integration ensures that when you visit a page on our website that contains such buttons, no connection to Facebook’s servers is established. When you click on the button, a new browser window opens and opens the Facebook page, where you can interact with the plugins (if necessary after entering your login data).

Facebook Inc., based in the USA, is certified for the U.S.-European data protection agreement „Privacy Shield“, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the data protection information of Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

8.3 Instagram plug-in as Shariff solution

Our website uses so-called social plugins („plugins“) of the Instagram online service, which is operated by Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA („Instagram“).

In order to increase the protection of your data when you visit our website, these buttons are not fully integrated into the page as plug-ins, but only by using an HTML link. This type of integration ensures that no connection to Instagram’s servers is established when you access a page on our website that contains such buttons. When you click the button, a new browser window opens and opens the Instagram page, where you can interact with the plugins (if necessary, after entering your login data).

Instagram LLC., based in the USA, is certified for the U.S.-European data protection agreement „Privacy Shield“, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

Please refer to Instagram’s privacy policy for the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Instagram and your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388/

8.4 LinkedIn as default plugin

Our website uses so-called social plugins („plugins“) of the online service LinkedIn, which is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA („LinkedIn“). You can recognize the LinkedIn plugins by the LinkedIn logo or the „Recommend“ button on our website.

If you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by LinkedIn directly to your browser and integrated into the page. This integration gives LinkedIn the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a LinkedIn profile or are not currently logged in to LinkedIn. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a LinkedIn server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to LinkedIn, LinkedIn can immediately associate your visit to our website with your LinkedIn account. If you interact with the plugins, this information is also transmitted directly to a LinkedIn server and stored there. The information will also be published on your LinkedIn account and displayed to your contacts.

The described data processing processes take place according to art. 6 para. 1 lit.f DSGVO on the basis of the legitimate interests of LinkedIn in the insertion of personalized advertising in order to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website and for the demand-oriented design of the service.

If you do not want LinkedIn to associate the data collected via our website directly with your LinkedIn account, you must log out of LinkedIn before visiting our website. You can also object to the loading of the LinkedIn Plugins and thus the data processing procedures described above with add-ons for your browser for the future, e.g. with the script blocker „NoScript“ (http://noscript.net/).

LinkedIn Corporation, based in the United States, is certified under the U.S. European “Privacy Shield”, which ensures compliance with the level of data protection applicable in the EU.

The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by LinkedIn as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in LinkedIn’s privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

8.5 LinkedIn plug-in as Shariff solution

Our website uses so-called social plugins („plugins“) of the online service LinkedIn, which is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA („LinkedIn“).

In order to increase the protection of your data when you visit our website, these buttons are not fully integrated into the page as plug-ins, but only by using an HTML link. This type of integration ensures that no connection to LinkedIn’s servers is established when you access a page on our website that contains such buttons. When you click on the button, a new browser window opens and opens the LinkedIn page, where you can interact with the plugins (if necessary after entering your login data).

LinkedIn Corporation, headquartered in the USA, is responsible for the U.S. European “Privacy Shield“, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by LinkedIn as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in LinkedIn’s privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

8.6 Twitter as default plugin

Our website uses so-called social plugins („plugins“) of the microblogging service Twitter, which is operated by Twitter Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA („Twitter“). The plugins are marked with a Twitter logo, for example in the form of a blue „Twitter bird“. An overview of the Twitter plugins and their appearance can be found here: https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons

When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Twitter’s servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Twitter to your browser and integrated into the page. The integration gives Twitter the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Twitter profile or are not currently logged in to Twitter. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Twitter server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Twitter, Twitter can immediately associate your visit to our website with your Twitter account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the „Twitter“ button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Twitter server and stored there. The information will also be published on your Twitter account and displayed to your contacts.

The described data processing processes take place according to art. 6 par. 1 lit.f DSGVO on the basis of the legitimate interests of Twitter in the insertion of personalized advertising in order to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website and for the demand-oriented design of the service.

If you are a member of Twitter’s social network and wish to limit the collection of information about our site and the aggregation of your user data with the information about you stored on the Twitter social network, you should log out of Twitter before visiting our site.

You can contradict the loading of the Twitter plugins and thus the data processing procedures described above also with Add-Ons for your browser for the future, e.g. with the script blocker „NoScript“ (http://noscript.net/).

Twitter Inc., based in the USA, is certified for the U.S.-European data protection agreement „Privacy Shield“, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Twitter as well as your relevant rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the Twitter data protection information: https://twitter.com/privacy

8.7 Twitter plugin as Shariff solution

Our website uses so-called social plugins („plugins“) of the microblogging service Twitter, which is operated by Twitter Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA („Twitter“).

In order to increase the protection of your data when you visit our website, these buttons are not fully integrated into the page as plug-ins, but only by using an HTML link. This type of integration ensures that no connection to Twitter’s servers is established when a page of our website containing such buttons is accessed. When you click on the button, a new browser window opens and opens the Twitter page, where you can interact with the plugins (if necessary after entering your login data).

Twitter Inc., based in the USA, is certified for the U.S.-European data protection agreement „Privacy Shield“, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Twitter as well as your relevant rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the Twitter data protection information: https://twitter.com/privacy

8.8 Xing plug-ins

The „XING Share Button“ is used on this website. When you access this website, a short-term connection is established via your browser to servers of XING AG („XING“), with which the „XING Share Button“ functions (in particular the calculation/display of the meter value) are performed. XING does not store any personal data about you when you access this website. In particular, XING does not store any IP addresses. There is also no evaluation of your usage behaviour via the use of cookies in connection with the „XING Share Button“. The latest data protection information on the „XING Share Button“ and additional information can be found on this website: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

9) Use of social media: videos

Use of YouTube videos

This website uses the YouTube embedding function to show and play videos from the provider “YouTube”, which is part of Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

Within this context, extended data protection mode is used which, according to information furnished by the provider, does not start storing any user information until a video is actually played. When the user starts playing an embedded YouTube video, the provider “YouTube” uses cookies to collect information on the user’s behavior. According to information furnished by “YouTube”, the purposes of this information include recording of video statistics, enhancement of user-friendliness and the prevention of improper activities. If you are logged into your Google account, your data will be allocated to your account as soon as you click on a video. If you do not want your activities to be allocated to your YouTube profile, you will have to log out prior to activating the button. Google stores your data (even for users who are not logged in) in order to create and evaluate usage profiles. In particular, such evaluation takes place pursuant to Article 6 Subsection 1 Letter f of the EU GDPR on the basis of Google’s legitimate interest in showing personalized advertising, performing market research and/or ensuring that its website is tailored to user requirements. You are entitled to object to the creation of such user profiles. To exercise your right of objection, you will need to contact YouTube.

Regardless of whether any of the embedded videos are played, a connection with the Google network “DoubleClick” is established whenever YouTube is retrieved, which may trigger further data processing activities outside our scope of influence.

Google LLC, whose registered office is located in the USA, is certified under the U.S.-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

You can find further information on data privacy and “YouTube” in the provider’s data privacy statement, retrievable at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

10) Web analysis services

10.1 Google (Universal) Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA („Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze of the way you utilise the website. The information generated by the cookies on your utilization of this website (including the shortened IP address) are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

This website uses Google Analytics exclusively with the extension „_anonymizeIp()“, which ensures anonymization of the IP address by shortening it, and rules out any possibility of your being identified by means of the information collected. As a result of the extension, your IP address is shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting countries to the agreement in the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. In these exceptional cases, such processing will take place pursuant to Article 6 Subsection 1 Letter f of the EU GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviors for optimization and marketing purposes.

On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, collate reports on website activities and provide us with other services relating to website and Internet utilization. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with any other data held by Google.

You may prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting the settings in your browser software; however we advise you that, in this event, you may not be able to use the full scope of all the functions of this website. In addition, you are able to prevent the collection/transmission of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of these data by Google; you can do this by downloading and installing the browser plugin that is available at the following link:

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

As an alternative to the browser plugin or when using browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link to set an Opt-Out-Cookie, which will prevent the future collection of data by Google Analytics through this website (this Opt-Out-Cookie will work only in this browser and only for this domain. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you will have to click on this link again): <a onclick=“alert (‚Google Analytics was deactivated‘);“href=“javascript:gaOptout()“>Deactivate Google Analytics</a>

Google LLC, whose registered office is located in the USA, is certified under the U.S.-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

Please find further information on the handling of user data by Google Analytics in Google’s data privacy statement, retrievable at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

10.2 Jetpack (formerly WordPress.com-Stats)

This site uses the web analytics service Jetpack (formerly WordPress.com-Stats) operated by Automattic Inc, 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA, using tracking technology from Quantcast Inc, 201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103-3153, USA. With the help of Jetpack, pseudonymised visitor data are collected, evaluated and stored on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Pseudonymized user profiles can be created and evaluated from this data for the same purpose. Jetpack uses so-called cookies, i.e. small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the visitor’s Internet browser. Among other things, these cookies serve to recognize the browser and thus enable a more precise determination of statistical data. The user’s IP address is part of the information collected, but is pseudonymized immediately after collection and before it is stored in order to exclude any possibility of personal reference.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including the pseudonymized IP address) is transferred to and stored on a server in the USA to safeguard the above-mentioned interests.

Automattic Inc., based in the USA, is certified for the U.S.-European data protection agreement „Privacy Shield“, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

In order to object to the collection and storage of your visitor data for the future, you can obtain an opt-out cookie from Quantcast under the following link, which means that no visitor data from your browser will be collected and stored by Jetpack in future: http://www.quantcast.com/opt-out

The opt-out cookie is set by Quantcast.

11) Tools and Miscellaneous

11.1 Google reCAPTCHA

On this website we also use the reCAPTCHA function of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA („Google“). This function is mainly used to distinguish whether an entry is made by a natural person or abusively by automatic and automated processing. The service includes sending the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google and is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in determining the individual willingness of actions on the Internet and avoiding misuse and spam.

Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified for the U.S.-European data protection agreement „Privacy Shield“, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

Further information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy can be found at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

11.2 Google Maps

On our website we use Google Maps (API) from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA („Google“). Google Maps is a web service for displaying interactive (country) maps in order to display geographical information visually. Using this service will show you our location and make it easier for you to find us.

When you access the sub-pages that contain the Google Maps map, information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. This is regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in with or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google saves your data (even for users who are not logged in) as usage profiles and evaluates them. Such an evaluation takes place in particular according to art. 6 para. 1 lit.f DSGVO on the basis of the legitimate interests of Google in the insertion of personalised advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.

Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified for the U.S.-European data protection agreement „Privacy Shield“, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

If you do not agree to the future transmission of your data to Google in the context of the use of Google Maps, it is also possible to completely deactivate the Google Maps web service by switching off the JavaScript application in your browser. Google Maps and therefore also the map display on this website cannot be used.

You can view Google’s Terms of Use at https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en&gl=de, the additional Terms of Use for Google Maps can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/de_US/help/terms_maps.html

Detailed information on data protection in connection with the use of Google Maps can be found on Google’s website („Google Privacy Policy“): https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de

12) Rights of the person concerned

12.1 The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive rights with regard to the person/entity responsible for the processing of your personal data (the rights to be informed and of intervention), the details of which are below:

– Right to be informed pursuant to Article 15 of the EU GDPR: In particular, you are entitled to be informed about the personal data we have processed, the purposes of data processing, on the categories of processed personal data, on the recipients or categories of recipients to which your data were or are disclosed, on the planned storage period or the criteria for determining the storage period, on the existence of a right of correction, deletion, restriction of processing, objection to processing and submission of a complaint to a supervisory authority, on the origin of your data if they were not collected from you by us, on the existence of an automated decision-making process including profiling and, where applicable, your right to be provided with meaningful information on the involved logic and the consequences and aspired effects of such data-processing activities in relation to you, as well as on your right to be notified of which guarantees are in place pursuant to Article 46 of the EU GDPR when it comes to the transfer of your data to third countries;

– Right to correction pursuant to Article 16 of the EU GDPR: you are entitled to the immediate correction of any incorrect personal data stored by us and/or to the completion of any incomplete personal data stored by us;

– Right to deletion pursuant to Article 17 of the EU GDPR: you are entitled to demand the deletion of your personal data, provided the requirements under Article 17 Subsection 1 of the EU GDPR are in place. This right shall not be in place, however, if the data processing is required in order to exercise the right of free speech and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;

– Right to restriction of data processing pursuant to Article 18 of the EU GDPR: you are entitled to demand the restriction of processing of your personal data as long as the correctness of your data – which has been disputed by you – has been reviewed, but you reject the deletion of your data due to inadmissible data processing and instead demand a restriction of the processing of your data; if you require your data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims after we no longer require these data to achieve their original purpose; or if you have raised an objection against the data-processing activities for reasons related to your particular situation; these shall apply as long as it has not been firmly established that our legitimate reasons for processing your data outweigh your interests/concerns;

– Right to notification pursuant to Article 19 of the EU GDPR: Where you have asserted the right of correction, deletion or restriction of data processing with regard to the responsible person/entity, the latter shall be under obligation to notify all recipients to whom your personal data have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or of the restrictions imposed on data processing, unless this turns out to be impossible or is associated with disproportionate expenditure. You are entitled to be notified of the identity of these recipients;

– Right to data portability pursuant to Article 20 of the EU GDPR: You are entitled to receive your personal data, which you have made available to us, in a structured, well-established and machine-readable format, or to demand its transmission to another responsible person/entity as far as this is technically feasible;

– Right to revoke provided declarations of consent pursuant to Article 7 Subsection 3 of the EU GDPR: You are entitled to revoke any provided declaration of consent with the processing of data at any time with effect for the future. In the event of revocation, we will delete the respective data without delay unless they can be further processed on a legal basis that does not require consent. The revocation of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of any data processing activities performed on the basis of the declaration of consent until the time of revocation;

– Right to make a complaint, pursuant to Article 77 of the EU GDPR: If you are of the opinion that the processing of personal data relating to you represents a breach of the EU GDPR, you are entitled – without prejudice to any other legal remedy in terms of administrative law or legal remedy in court – to submit a complaint to a supervisory authority, especially in the member state of your place of residence, your place of work or the location where the suspected infringement took place.

12.2 RIGHT TO OBJECT

IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA, IN THE FRAMEWORK OF WEIGHING INTERESTS, ON THE GROUNDS OF OUR OVERRIDING LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU SHALL BE ENTITLED AT ANY TIME, FOR REASONS RESULTING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION, TO RAISE AN OBJECTION TO SUCH DATA PROCESSING IN FUTURE.

IF YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE SHALL CEASE PROCESSING THE RESPECTIVE DATA. FURTHER PROCESSING OF THE DATA REMAINS RESERVED, HOWEVER, IF WE ARE ABLE TO PROVE COMPELLING REASONS, WHICH MUST BE WORTHY OF PROTECTION, FOR THE DATA PROCESSING THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, BASIC RIGHTS AND BASIC FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PURPOSE OF THE DATA-PROCESSING ACTIVITIES IS TO ASSERT, EXERCISE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS.

WHERE YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED BY US FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES, YOU SHALL BE ENTITLED TO RAISE AN OBJECTION AT ANY TIME AGAINST SUCH ACTIVITIES. YOU MAY EXERCISE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

IF YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE SHALL CEASE PROCESSING THE RESPECTIVE DATA FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES.

13) Duration of the storage of personal data

The duration period for the storage of personal data is governed by the respective statutory storage period (for example storage periods under commercial and taxation law). Following expiry of that period, the corresponding data will be deleted as a matter of routine, provided they are no longer required for contract performance or contract initiation purposes and/or provided we do not have any continued legitimate interest in their further storage.