Privacy Policy / Limitation of Liability / Further Information
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1. Limitation of liability

The contents of this website have been created with the greatest possible care. However, the provider accepts no liability for the correctness, completeness and up-to-dateness of the contents provided. The use of the contents of the website is at the user’s own risk. Contributions marked by name reflect the opinion of the respective author and not always the opinion of the provider. The mere use of the provider’s website does not establish any contractual relationship between the user and the provider.

2. external links

This website contains links to third-party websites (“external links”). These websites are subject to the liability of the respective operators. When linking the external links for the first time, the provider checked the external content for any legal infringements. At that time, no legal violations were apparent. The provider has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design and content of the linked pages. The setting of external links does not mean that the provider adopts the content behind the reference or link as his own. A permanent control of the external links is not reasonable for the provider without concrete indications of legal violations. However, if we become aware of any legal infringements, such external links will be deleted immediately.

3. copyrights and ancillary copyrights

The contents published on this website are subject to German copyright and ancillary copyright law. Any use not permitted by German copyright and ancillary copyright law requires the prior written consent of the provider or the respective rights holder. This applies in particular to duplication, editing, translation, storage, processing or reproduction of contents in databases or other electronic media and systems. Contents and rights of third parties are marked as such. The unauthorized duplication or passing on of individual contents or complete pages is not permitted and liable to prosecution. Only the production of copies and downloads for personal, private and non-commercial use is permitted.

The presentation of this website in external frames is only permitted with written permission.

4. Data protection declaration

Personal data (usually referred to as “data” in the following) will only be processed by us to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its contents and the services offered there.

According to art. 4 point 1. Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the Basic Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the “DSGVO”), shall be deemed to be “processing” any transaction carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures or any such series of transactions in connection with personal data, such as the collection, collection, organisation, sorting, storage, adaptation or modification, reading, querying, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.

With the following data protection declaration we inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis of the processing of personal data, insofar as we decide either alone or together with others about the purposes and means of the processing. In addition, we inform you below about the third-party components we use for optimisation purposes and to increase the quality of use, insofar as third parties process data as a result of this on their own responsibility.

Our privacy policy is structured as follows:

I. Information about us as responsible persons

II. rights of users and persons concerned

III. Information on data processing

I. Information about us as responsible persons

Responsible provider of this website in the sense of data protection law is:

data protection officer at the provider:

Helge C. Balzer

II. rights of users and persons concerned

With a view to the data processing described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right to

confirmation of whether data concerning them are processed, information on the data processed, further information on data processing and copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 DSGVO);

correction or completion of incorrect or incomplete data (cf. also Art. 16 DSGVO);

to the immediate erasure of the data concerning them (cf. also Art. 17 DSGVO), or, alternatively, if further processing is required pursuant to Art. 17 para. 3 DSGVO, to the restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 DSGVO;

on receipt of the data concerning them and provided by them and on transmission of this data to other providers/responsible parties (cf. also Art. 20 DSGVO);

upon complaint to the supervisory authority if they are of the opinion that the data concerning them are processed by the provider in violation of data protection provisions (cf. also Art. 77 DSGVO).

In addition, the provider is obliged to inform all recipients to whom data have been disclosed by the provider about any correction or deletion of data or the restriction of the processing which takes place on the basis of Articles 16, 17, para. 1, 18 DSGVO. However, this obligation shall not apply if such notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Notwithstanding this, the user has a right to information about these recipients.

Users and data subjects also have the right to object to the future processing of data concerning them in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO, provided that the data are processed by the provider in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permissible.

III. Information on data processing

Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply, the deletion of the data does not conflict with any legal storage obligations and no other information on individual processing procedures is provided below.

server data

For technical reasons, in particular to ensure a secure and stable Internet presence, data is transmitted to us or to our web space provider via your Internet browser. With these so-called server log files, the type and version of your Internet browser, the operating system, the website from which you switched to our Internet presence (referrer URL), the website(s) of our Internet presence that you visit, the date and time of the respective access as well as the IP address of the Internet connection from which our Internet presence is used are collected.

These data collected in this way will be temporarily stored, but not together with other data of yours.

This data is stored on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our Internet presence.

The data will be deleted after seven days at the latest, unless further storage is required for evidentiary purposes. Otherwise, all or part of the data will be excluded from deletion until an incident is finally resolved.

cookies

a) Session cookies/session cookies

We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that are stored on your end device by the Internet browser you use. These cookies process certain information about you, such as your browser or location data or your IP address, to an individual extent.  

This processing makes our website more user-friendly, effective and secure, as the processing enables, for example, the reproduction of our website in different languages or the offer of a shopping basket function.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit b.) DSGVO, insofar as these cookies process data for contract initiation or contract execution.

If the processing does not serve to initiate or process a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our Internet presence. The legal basis is then Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO.

When you close your Internet browser, these session cookies are deleted.

b) Third-party cookies

If necessary, our website may also use cookies from partner companies with whom we cooperate for the purpose of advertising, analysis or the functionalities of our website.

Please refer to the following information for details, in particular for the purposes and the legal basis of the processing of such third-party cookies.

c) Removal possibility

You can prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by setting your Internet browser. You can also delete cookies that have already been saved at any time. However, the steps and measures required depend on the Internet browser you are using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or documentation of your Internet browser or contact its manufacturer or support. With so-called flash cookies, however, processing cannot be prevented via the browser settings. Instead, you need to change the setting of your Flash player. The steps and measures required for this also depend on the flash player you are using. If you have any questions, please also use the help function or documentation of your Flash Player or contact the manufacturer or user support.

Should you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, however, this may lead to the fact that not all functions of our Internet presence are fully usable.

newsletter

If you register for our free newsletter, the data requested by you for this purpose, i.e. your e-mail address and – optionally – your name and address, will be sent to us. At the same time we store the IP address of the Internet connection from which you access our website as well as the date and time of your registration. As part of the further registration process, we will obtain your consent to the sending of the newsletter, describe the content in detail and refer you to this data protection declaration. The data collected is used exclusively for sending the newsletter – it will therefore not be passed on to third parties.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO.

You may revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time with effect for the future pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO. All you have to do is inform us of your revocation or click the unsubscribe link contained in each newsletter.

Contact inquiries / contact possibility

If you contact us via contact form or e-mail, the data you provide will be used to process your request. Providing the data is necessary for processing and answering your inquiry – without their provision we cannot answer your inquiry or, if necessary, only to a limited extent.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO.

Your data will be deleted if your inquiry has been finally answered and there is no legal obligation to keep your data safe, e.g. in the case of a possible subsequent contract processing.

User contributions, comments and ratings

We offer you the opportunity to publish questions, answers, opinions or evaluations on our website, hereinafter referred to as “articles” only. If you make use of this offer, we will process and publish your contribution, the date and time of submission and the pseudonym you may use.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO. All you have to do is inform us of your revocation.

In addition, we also process your IP address and e-mail address. The IP address is processed because we have a legitimate interest in taking or supporting further action if your contribution infringes the rights of third parties and/or is otherwise unlawful.

In this case, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in legal defence, if necessary.

Subscription of contributions

If you publish articles on our website, we also offer you the opportunity to subscribe to any subsequent contributions by third parties. In order to be able to inform you about these follow-up contributions by e-mail, we process your e-mail address.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent to this subscription at any time with future effect in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 DSGVO. All you have to do is inform us of your revocation or click the unsubscribe link contained in the respective e-mail.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our website. This is a web analysis service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter only called “Google”.

Through certification according to the EU-US privacy shield (“EU-US Privacy Shield”)

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt00000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google guarantees that the EU’s data protection regulations will also be observed when processing data in the USA.

The Google Analytics service is used to analyse the usage behaviour of our website. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our Internet presence.

Usage and user-related information, such as IP address, location, time or frequency of the visit to our website, are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, we use Google Analytics with the so-called anonymisation function. With this function Google shortens the IP address already within the EU or the EEA.

The data collected in this way is in turn used by Google to provide us with an evaluation of the visit to our website and the usage activities there. This data can also be used to provide other services related to the use of our Internet presence and the use of the Internet.

Google states that it will not connect your IP address to other data. In addition, Google keeps

https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners

Further information on data protection law is available to you, e.g. also on the possibilities to prevent the use of data.

In addition, Google offers under

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

a so-called deactivation add-on together with further information. This add-on can be installed with the most popular Internet browsers and offers you further control over the data that Google collects when you visit our website. The add-on informs Google Analytics’ JavaScript (ga.js) that information about visits to our website should not be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, this does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analysis services. Whether and which other web analysis services are used by us, you will of course also find out in this data protection declaration.

“Google+ social plug-in

We use the plug-in of the social network Google+ (“Google Plus”) on our website. Google+ is an internet service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter only called “Google”.

Through certification according to the EU-US privacy shield (“EU-US Privacy Shield”)

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt00000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google guarantees that the EU’s data protection regulations will also be observed when processing data in the USA.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our Internet presence.

Further information about the possible plug-ins and their respective functions is available at

https://developers.google.com/+/web/ 

ready for you.

If the plug-in is stored on one of the pages you visit on our website, your Internet browser will download a representation of the plug-in from Google’s servers in the USA. For technical reasons, it is necessary for Google to process your IP address. In addition, the date and time of your visit to our website are also recorded.

If you are logged in to Google while visiting one of our plugged-in websites, the information collected by the plug-in from your specific visit will be recognized by Google. The information we collect may be assigned to your personal account at Google. For example, if you use Google’s “Share” button, this information will be stored in your Google account and, if necessary, published on the Google platform. To prevent this, you must either log out of Google before visiting our site or make the appropriate settings in your Google Account.

Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in this regard is held by Google in the databases listed under

https://policies.google.com/privacy

retrievable data protection information.

“Facebook social plug-in

On our website we use the plug-in of the social network Facebook. Facebook is an Internet service of facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. In the EU, this service is again operated by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, hereinafter both referred to as “Facebook”.

Through certification according to the EU-US privacy shield (“EU-US Privacy Shield”)

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active

Facebook guarantees that the EU’s data protection regulations are also observed when processing data in the USA.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our Internet presence.

Further information about the possible plug-ins and their respective functions is available on Facebook at

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

ready for you.

If the plug-in is stored on one of the pages you visit on our website, your Internet browser downloads a representation of the plug-in from the Facebook servers in the USA. For technical reasons, it is necessary for Facebook to process your IP address. In addition, the date and time of your visit to our website are also recorded.

If you are logged in to Facebook while visiting one of our plugged-in websites, the information collected by the plug-in from your specific visit to Facebook will be recognized. Facebook may assign the information collected in this way to your personal user account there. For example, if you use Facebook’s “Like” button, this information will be stored in your Facebook account and, if necessary, published on the Facebook platform. If you want to prevent this, you must either log out of Facebook before visiting our website or use an add-on for your Internet browser to prevent the Facebook plug-in from being blocked from loading.

Facebook provides further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in the areas listed under

https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

retrievable data protection information.

“Twitter social plug-in

In our website we use the plug-in of the social network Twitter. Twitter is an Internet service provided by Twitter Inc, 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA, hereinafter referred to as “Twitter”.

Through certification according to the EU-US privacy shield (“EU-US Privacy Shield”)

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active

Twitter guarantees that EU data protection regulations are also observed when processing data in the USA.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our Internet presence.

If the plug-in is stored on one of the pages you visit on our website, your Internet browser will download a representation of the plug-in from the Twitter servers in the USA. For technical reasons it is necessary for Twitter to process your IP address. In addition, the date and time of your visit to our website are also recorded.

If you are logged in to Twitter while visiting one of our plugged-in websites, the information collected by the plug-in from your specific visit will be recognized by Twitter. Twitter may assign the information collected in this way to your personal user account there. If you use the “Share” button of Twitter, for example, this information will be stored in your Twitter account and published on the Twitter platform if necessary. If you wish to prevent this, you must either log out of Twitter before visiting our website or make the appropriate settings in your Twitter user account.

Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in this regard can be found on Twitter’s website at

https://twitter.com/privacy

retrievable data protection information.

Sample data protection declaration of the law firm Weiß & Partner

5. Special Terms of Use[2]

If special conditions for individual uses of this website deviate from the aforementioned numbers 1. to 4., this is expressly pointed out at the appropriate point. In this case, the special terms of use apply in each individual case.

6. Facebook Plugin “Like” – Privacy Policy

This website uses plugins from Facebook.com, which are provided by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 in the USA. Users of our website on which the Facebook plugin is installed are hereby notified that the plugin establishes a connection to Facebook, whereby a transmission to your browser is carried out so that the plugin appears on the website.

In addition, by using this site, data is forwarded to the Facebook servers, which contain information about your website visits to our homepage. For logged in Facebook users, this means that the usage data is assigned to their personal Facebook account.
As soon as you as a logged in Facebook user actively use the Facebook plug-in (e.g. by clicking on the “Like” button or using the comment function), this data will be transferred to your Facebook account and published. You can only avoid this by logging out of your Facebook account.
For further information regarding the use of data by Facebook, please refer to the data protection regulations on Facebook.

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