Privacy Policy

The person responsible within the meaning of the data protection laws, in particular the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO), is:
Ralf Höllmann

Your rights as a data subject
You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details provided by our data protection officer:
Information about your data stored with us and the processing thereof (Art. 15 DSGVO), correction of incorrect personal data (Art. 16 DSGVO), deletion of your data stored with us (Art. 17 DSGVO), restriction of data processing insofar as we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 DSGVO), objection to the processing of your data with us (Art. 21 DSGVO) and data transferability insofar as you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Art. 20 DSGVO).

If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

You may at any time submit a complaint to a supervisory authority, e.g. to the competent supervisory authority of the federal state of your residence or to the authority responsible for us as the responsible body.

A list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with their addresses can be found at:
https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Collection of general information when visiting our website

Type and purpose of processing:

When you access our website, i.e. when you do not register or otherwise submit information, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address and similar.

They are processed in particular for the following purposes:

Ensuring a trouble-free connection of the website, ensuring a smooth use of our website, evaluation of the system security and stability as well as for other administrative purposes.

We do not use your data to draw conclusions about your person. Information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us, if necessary, in order to optimise our Internet presence and the technology behind it.

Legal basis:
In accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, the processing is based on our justified interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.

Recipients:  
Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as contract processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

Storage period:
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of collection. This is generally the case for the data used to provide the website, when the respective session has ended.

Provision required or necessary:
The provision of the aforementioned personal data is not required by law or contract. Without the IP address, however, the service and functionality of our website cannot be guaranteed. In addition, individual services may not be available or may be restricted. For this reason an objection is excluded.


Contact form
Type and purpose of processing:
The data you enter will be stored for the purpose of individual communication with you. For this purpose it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address and your name. This serves the purpose of assigning the inquiry and the subsequent reply to it. The specification of further data is optional.

Legal basis:
The data entered in the contact form will be processed on the basis of a legitimate interest (Article 6(1)(f) of the DPA)

By providing the contact form, we would like to make it easy for you to contact us. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for possible follow-up questions.

If you contact us to request an offer, the data entered in the contact form will be processed for the purpose of implementing pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO).

Recipients:
Recipients of the data may be processors.

Duration of storage:
Data will be deleted at the latest 6 months after processing the request.

If a contractual relationship is established, we are subject to the statutory retention periods under the German Commercial Code (HGB) and delete your data after these periods have expired.

Provision prescribed or required:
The provision of your personal data is voluntary. However, we can only process your inquiry if you provide us with your name, your e-mail address and the reason for the inquiry.


Use of Google Analytics
Type and purpose of processing:
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereinafter: “Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these websites, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on activities on the website. Based on the use of the website and the Internet, further associated services are then to be provided.

Legal basis:
The processing of data is based on the consent of the user (Article 6(1)(a) of the DPA)

Recipient:
The recipient of the data is Google as the processor. We have concluded the corresponding contract with Google for this purpose.

Storage period:
The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for our recording purposes.

Transfer to third countries:
Google processes your data in the USA and has submitted to the EU_US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Provision required or necessary:
The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent. If you prevent access, this may result in functional restrictions on the website.

Revocation of consent:
You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: Browser Add On to deactivate Google Analytics.

In addition or as an alternative to the Browser Add-On you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our pages by clicking on this link. This will install an opt-out cookie on your device. This prevents Google Analytics from tracking this website and this browser in the future as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

Profiling:
The tracking tool Google Analytics can be used to evaluate the behaviour of website visitors and analyse their interests. For this purpose we create a pseudonymous user profile.

SSL encryption
To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Changes to our data protection regulations
We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always meets the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration then applies to your renewed visit.

Questions to the data protection officer
If you have any questions about data protection, please write us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organisation directly:
ralf@digitalspeaker.com

The data protection declaration was created with the help of activeMind AG