Privacy Statement

1) Information on collecting personal data and contact details of the controller

1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. In the following sections we will inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified.


1.2 The controller of data processing on this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH, Am Karlsbad 11, 10785 Berlin, Germany, Phone: 030/ 25 00 23 33, Fax: 030/ 25 00 24 24, E-mail: hallo(a)visitBerlin.de.. The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.


1.3 The data controller has appointed a data protection officer, who can be contacted as follows: AMD TÜV Arbeitsmedizinische Dienste GmbH, Mr. Oliver Gröger, Alboinstraße 56, 12103 Berlin, Germany, datenschutz@visitBerlin.de


1.4 This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or enquiries to the data controller). You can recognise an encrypted connection by the character string "https://" and the lock symbol in your browser line.

2) Data collection when visiting our website

During the purely informational use of our website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (server log files). When you visit our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display the website to you:


- Our visited website
- Date and time accessed
- Quantity of data sent in bytes
- Source/link from which you reached the page
- Browser used
- Operating system used
- IP address used (if necessary in anonymised form)


Processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest to improve the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to subsequently check the server log files if there are specific indications of unlawful use.

3) Cookies

In order to make the visit to our website more appealing and to enable the use of certain functions, we use cookies on various sub-pages.


These 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, i.e. after you close your browser (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and enable your browser to be recognised the next time you visit (persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process certain user information such as browser and location data and IP address values to an individual extent. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may differ depending on the cookie. The duration of the respective cookie storage can be found in the overview of the cookie settings of your web browser.


Sometimes cookies are used to simplify the ordering process by storing settings (e.g. remembering the contents of a virtual shopping cart for a later visit to the website). If personal data is also processed by individual cookies used by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR either for the execution of the contract, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR in the case of consent given or in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR to protect our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website as well as a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visited.
You can use the selection in our Consent Tool (Section 12.1) to choose which cookies may be used by our website and also change this selection at any time during your visit to the website, insofar as they are not essential cookies.


Please note that you can additionally set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. This can be found for each browser via the following links:


Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/delete-and-manage-cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
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 essential cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.

4) Making contact

Personal data is collected when you make contact with us (e.g. by contact form or e-mail). Which data is collected when you use a contact form is apparent from the contact form itself. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for making contact, and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for the processing of data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. If you make contact with a view to concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR. Your data will be deleted after the final processing of your request. This is the case if the circumstances indicate that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and provided there are no legal obligations to retain the data.

 

5) Data processing when opening a customer account and for contract processing

In accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR, personal data will continue to be collected and processed if you provide it to us for the purpose of executing a contract or opening a customer account. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms. Deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done by sending a message to the above address of the data controller. We store and use the data provided by you for the purpose of processing the contract. After complete execution of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be blocked with regard to tax and commercial law retention periods and deleted after expiry of these periods, unless you have expressly consented to a further use of your data or a legally permitted further use of data has been reserved on our part.

6) Use of customer data for direct advertising

6.1 Registration for our e-mail newsletter
If you register for our e-mail newsletter, we will regularly send you information about our offers. The only data mandatory for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. The provision of further data is voluntary and will be used to address you personally. We use the double opt-in procedure for sending the newsletter. This means that we will only send you an e-mail newsletter if you have expressly confirmed that you consent to receiving newsletters. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter in future by clicking on an appropriate link.
By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent for the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR. When you register for the newsletter, we store the date, the website used for registration and the time of registration in order to be able to trace any possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later date. The data collected by us when you register for the newsletter is used exclusively for the purpose of advertising in the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by clicking on the link provided in the newsletter or by sending a message to news@visitberlin.de. Your data will then be stored on a separate server. Your data will then be noted on an unsubscriber list and you will no longer receive this newsletter in the future. In the event of a cancellation request, your e-mail address will be deleted immediately from our newsletter distribution list, 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.


6.2 Sending the e-mail newsletter to existing customers
If you have provided us with your e-mail address when purchasing goods or services, we reserve the right to regularly send you e-mail offers for similar goods or services to those you have already purchased from our range. In accordance with § 7 para. 3 of the Unfair Competition Act (UWG), we do not need to obtain your separate consent for this. In this respect, the data processing is carried out solely on the basis of our legitimate interest in personalised direct advertising in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. If you have initially objected to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose, no e-mails will be sent by us. You are entitled to object to the use of your e-mail address for the aforementioned advertising purpose at any time with future effect by notifying the data controller named at the beginning. In this case, you will only be charged transmission costs according to the base rates. After receipt of your objection, the use of your e-mail address for advertising purposes will cease immediately.


6.3 Newsletter dispatch via Episerver Campaign
Our e-mail newsletters are sent via the technical service provider Episerver Campaign, Wallstraße 16, 10179 Berlin ("Episerver"), to whom we pass on the data you provided when registering for the newsletter. This transfer takes place in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR and serves our legitimate interest in using an effective advertising, secure and user-friendly newsletter system. The data you enter for the purpose of receiving the newsletter (e.g. e-mail address) is stored on Episerver's servers in the EU.
Episerver uses this information to send and statistically evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. For the evaluation, the e-mails sent contain web beacons or tracking pixels, which are single-pixel image files that are stored on our website or web content of the e-mail. This makes it possible to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened. Through tracking, technical information is collected (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). The data is only collected pseudonymously and is not linked to your other personal data. A direct reference to an individual person is excluded. This data is used exclusively for the 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 data analysis for personalised evaluation purposes, you can do so within the e-mail sent to you. If you wish to object to the data analysis for statistical evaluation purposes, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter.
We have concluded an order processing agreement with Episerver, with which we oblige Episerver to protect our customers' data and not to pass it on to third parties.
You can view Episerver's privacy policy here:
https://www.episerver.com/trust-center/privacy


6.4 Advertising by post
On the basis of our legitimate interest in personalised direct advertising, we reserve the right to store your first and last name, your postal address and – insofar as we have received this additional information from you as part of the contractual relationship – your title, academic degree, year of birth and your profession, industry or business name in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR and to use it to send you interesting offers and information about our products by post.
You can object to the storage and use of your data for this purpose at any time by sending a message to the data controller.

 

7) Data processing for order processing

7.1 In order to process your order, we work together with the service provider(s) listed below, who support us in whole or in part in the execution of concluded contracts. Certain personal data is transmitted to these service providers in accordance with the following information.
The personal data collected by us will be passed on to the transport company commissioned with the delivery as part of the contract processing, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. We pass on your payment data to the commissioned credit institution within the framework of payment processing, insofar as this is necessary for payment processing. If payment service providers are used, we will inform you explicitly about this below. The legal basis for the transfer of data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR.


7.2 Use of special service providers for order processing and handling
- Wolanski
Order processing is carried out by the service provider Wolanski GmbH, Am Stichkanal 24, 14167 Berlin-Lichterfelde, Germany. Your personal data will be passed on to Wolanski GmbH exclusively for the purpose of processing the online order in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR.


7.3 Transfer of personal data to shipping service providers
- DHL
f the delivery of goods is carried out by the transport service provider DHL (DHL Paket GmbH, Sträßchensweg 10, 53113 Bonn, Germany), we will pass on your e-mail address to DHL in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR prior to the delivery of goods for the purpose of coordinating a delivery date or for delivery notification, provided that you have given your express consent to this in the ordering process. Otherwise, we will only pass on the name of the recipient and the delivery address to DHL for the purpose of delivery in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR. The disclosure is made only to the extent necessary for the delivery of goods. In this case, prior coordination of the delivery date with DHL or delivery notification is not possible.
The consent can be revoked at any time with future effect vis-à-vis the data controller named above or vis-à-vis the transport service provider DHL.


7.4 Use of payment service providers (payment services)
- ConCardis
If you choose to pay by credit card using the payment service provider ConCardis, payment will be processed via the payment service provider ConCardis GmbH, Helfmann-Park 7, 65760 Eschborn, Germany, to whom we will pass on the information you provided during the ordering process, together with information about your order, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR. Your data will be passed on solely for the purpose of processing payment with the payment service provider ConCardis and only to the extent necessary for this purpose. You can obtain further information on the data protection provisions of ConCardis at the following Internet address: https://www.concardis.com/de-en/protecting-your-data.
- Paypal
If you pay via PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or – if offered – purchase on account or payment by instalments via PayPal, we shall pass on your payment data to PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter referred to as "PayPal") as part of the payment processing. The transfer takes place in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR and only insofar as this is necessary for the payment processing.
For the payment methods credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or – if offered – purchase on account or payment by instalments via PayPal, PayPal reserves the right to carry out a credit check. For this purpose, your payment data may be passed on to credit agencies in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR on the basis of PayPal's legitimate interest in determining your solvency. PayPal uses the result of the credit check in terms of the statistical probability of non-payment for the purpose of deciding on the provision of the respective payment method. The credit report may contain probability values (score values). Insofar as score values are included in the result of the credit report, they have their basis in a scientifically recognised mathematical-statistical procedure. The calculation of the score values includes, but is not limited to, address data. For further information on data protection law, including information on the credit agencies used, please refer to PayPal's data privacy policy: https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
You may object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to PayPal. However, PayPal may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for the contractual processing of payments.

7.5. Passing on personal data to debt collection agencies
If you as a customer do not meet your payment obligations, we will pass on your data to the following company for the purpose of implementing receivables management:
IHD Kreditschutzverein e.V., Augustinusstraße 11 B, D-50226 Frechen, Germany.
You can find more information about the IHD's data protection policy at the following Internet address: https://www.ihd.de/datenschutz/index-english.html


8) Contacting for evaluation reminder

Evaluation reminder by Trusted Shops
If you have provided us with your e-mail address when purchasing goods or services, we reserve the right to contact you via the evaluation platform Trusted Shops GmbH, Subbelrather Str. 15c, 50823 Cologne, Germany (https://www.trustedshops.co.uk), for the purpose of evaluation reminders.
For this purpose, we do not need to obtain any separate consent from you in accordance with § 7 para. 3 of the UWG. In this respect, the data processing is carried out solely on the basis of our legitimate interest in evaluations of our products in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. If you have initially objected to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose, no e-mails will be sent by us. You are entitled to object to the use of your e-mail address for the aforementioned purpose at any time with future effect by notifying the data controller named at the beginning or the evaluation platform. For this, you may only incur transmission costs according to the base rates. After receipt of your objection, the use of your e-mail address for evaluation reminders will be discontinued immediately.

9.) Use of rating and seal of approval graphics

Trusted Shops Trustbadge
The Trusted Shops Trustbadge is displayed on this website to show our Trusted Shops seal of approval and to offer Trusted Shops membership to buyers after placing an order.
This serves to safeguard our legitimate interests (which prevail in the balancing of interests) in the optimal marketing of our offering in accordance with Art. 6 (1) letter f GDPR. The Trustbadge and the services it advertises are an offering of Trusted Shops GmbH, Subbelrather Str. 15C, D-50823 Köln.
When the Trustbadge is called up, the web server automatically saves a so-called server log file which contains, e.g., your IP address, the date and time of the call-up, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider (access data), documenting the call-up. This access data is not evaluated and is automatically overwritten seven days after the end of your visit to the website at the latest.
Further personal data will only be transferred to Trusted Shops if you decide to use Trusted Shops products after completing an order or have already registered for use. In this case, the contractual agreement reached between you and Trusted Shops applies.

 

10) Online marketing

10.1 Google AdSense
On our website, we use Google AdSense, a web advertising service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"), with your consent. Google AdSense uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how users use the site. In addition, Google AdSense also uses web beacons (small invisible graphics) to collect information, through the use of which simple actions such as visitor traffic on the website can be recorded, collected and evaluated. The information generated by the cookie and / or web beacon (including your IP address) about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on one of its servers. This may also involve transmission to the servers of Google LLC in the USA.


Google uses the information thus obtained to carry out an evaluation of your usage behaviour with regard to the AdSense ads. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google AdSense will not be merged with other Google data. The information collected by Google may be transferred to third parties if this is required by law and/or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google.
The described processing of data is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR for the purpose of targeting the user by third parties advertisers whose ads are displayed on this website on the basis of the evaluated user behaviour. This processing also serves our financial interest in exploiting the economic potential of our website by displaying personalised third-party advertising content in return for payment.
You can obtain further information about Google's data protection policy at the following Internet address: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=de
You can permanently disable cookies for ad preferences by setting your browser software to prevent them, or you can download and install the browser plug-in available at the following link:
https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996?hl=en-GB


Please note that certain functions of this website may not be available or may be restricted if you have deactivated the use of cookies.
As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website or alternatively follow the option described above to make an objection.

10.2 Use of Google Ads conversion tracking
On our website, we use the Google Ads online advertising program and, within the scope of Google Ads, the conversion tracking of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google") with your consent. We use the Google Ads service to draw attention to our attractive offers with the help of advertising media (Google Adwords) on external websites. We can determine how successful the individual advertising measures are in relation to the data of the advertising campaigns. Our aim is to show you advertising that is of interest to you, to make our website more interesting for you and to achieve a fair calculation of the advertising costs incurred.


The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google Ads. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device. These cookies usually lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognise that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. Therefore, cookies cannot be tracked across Google Ads customers' websites. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Google Ads customers who have opted in to conversion tracking. Clients will learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking, you can block this use by deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie via your internet browser under the keyword "user settings". You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. We use Google Ads based on our legitimate interest in targeted advertising in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. In the context of the use of Google Ads, there may also be a transmission of personal data to the servers of Google LLC in the USA.
You can obtain further information about Google's data protection policy at the following Internet address: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=de
You can permanently object to the setting of cookies by Google Ads conversion tracking by downloading and installing the Google browser plug-in available at the following link:
https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996?hl=en-GB
Please note that certain functions of this website may not be availa

ble or may be restricted if you have deactivated the use of cookies.
As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website or alternatively follow the option described above to make an objection.


10.3 Google Marketing Platform
On our website, we use the online marketing tool Google Marketing Platform of the operator Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("GMP") with your consent.
GMP uses cookies to place ads that are relevant to users, to improve campaign performance reports, or to prevent a user from seeing the same ads more than once. By means of a cookie ID, Google records which ads are placed in which browser and can thus prevent them from being displayed more than once. The processing is based on our legitimate interest in the optimal marketing of our website in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR.


In addition, GMP can use cookie IDs to record conversions that are related to ad requests. This is the case, for example, when a user sees a GMP ad and later, using the same browser, visits the advertiser's website and makes a purchase via this website. According to Google, GMP cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information.
Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with Google's server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Google through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to our knowledge as follows: Through the integration of GMP, Google receives the information that you have visited the corresponding part of our website or clicked on an advertisement from us. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, there is a possibility that the provider may obtain and store your IP address. In the context of the use of GMP, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC in the USA.
If you wish to object to participation in this tracking procedure, you can deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain www.googleadservices.com, (see https://www.google.de/settings/ads, whereby this setting will be deleted when you deactivate your cookies. Alternatively, you can contact the Digital Advertising Alliance at www.aboutads.info for information about setting cookies and to set your desired preferences. Finally, you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. If you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.
You can obtain further information on the data protection provisions of GMP by Google at the following Internet address: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=de
As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website or alternatively follow the option described above to make an objection.

 

11) Web analysis services

 

11.1 Google (Universal) Analytics
On our website, we use Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"), with your consent. Google (Universal) Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your device, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will generally be transmitted to one of Google's servers. This may also result in a transmission to the servers of Google LLC in the USA.
This website exclusively uses Google (Universal) Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”, which ensures anonymisation of the IP address by shortening it and excludes direct personal references. As a result of the extension, your IP address is first shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a server of Google LLC server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use such data on our behalf to interpret your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide us with other services connected with the website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google (Universal) Analytics is not merged with other Google data.
All processing described above, in particular the setting of Google Analytics cookies for reading out information on the device used, will only be carried out if you have given us your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR. Without this consent, Google Analytics will not be used during your visit to our website.
You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, please deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website. We have concluded an order processing agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics, which obliges Google to protect the data of our site visitors and not to pass it on to third parties.
For the transfer of data from the EU to the USA, Google refers to standard data protection clauses of the European Commission, which are intended to ensure compliance with the European level of data protection in the USA.
Further information on Google (Universal) Analytics can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=de.


11.2 - Matomo (formerly Piwik)
On our website, data is collected and stored with your consent using the web analysis service software Matomo (www.matomo.org), a service of the provider InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, ("Matomo") on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. Pseudonymised user profiles can be created and evaluated from this data for the same purpose. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the site visitor's Internet browser. The cookies enable, among other things, the recognition of the Internet browser. The data collected using Matomo technology (including your pseudonymised IP address) is processed on our servers.
The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website and is not merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym.
If you do not agree with the storage and evaluation of this data from your visit, then you can object to the storage and use for the future at any time by mouse click. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser, with the result that Matomo will not collect any session data. Please note that if you delete your cookies completely, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and you may have to reactivate it.
As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website.


12) Rights of data subjects


12.1 The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive data subject rights with respect to the data controller responsible for processing your personal data (rights of access and intervention) about which we inform you below:
- Right to information in accordance with Art. 15 of the GDPR: In particular, you have a right of access concerning your personal data processed by us, the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data has been or is disclosed, the planned storage duration or the criteria for determining the storage duration, the existence of any right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, objection to processing, complaining to a supervisory authority, the source of your data if it was not collected from you by us, the existence of any automated decision making including profiling and if necessary important information on the logic involved and the scope concerning you and the desired effects of such processing as well as your right to notification about which guarantees exist as per Art. 46 of the GDPR on transferring your data to third countries;


- Right to rectification in accordance with Art. 16 of the GDPR: You have a right to immediate rectification of incorrect data concerning you and/or completion of your incomplete data stored by us;
- Right to erasure in accordance with Art. 17 of the GDPR: You have the right to demand erasure of your personal data subject to the provisions of Art. 17 para. 1 of the GDPR. However, this right shall not apply in particular if the processing is necessary to exercise the right to free expression of opinion and to information, to fulfil any legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
- Right to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 of the GDPR: You have the right to demand restriction of the processing of your personal data as long as the accuracy of our data disputed by you is reviewed, if you reject erasure of your data on account of unreliable data processing and instead demand restriction of the processing of your data, if you need your data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, after we no longer require such data once it has achieved its purpose or if you have submitted an objection for reasons pertaining to your specific situation, unless it is yet to be determined whether our legitimate reasons prevail;
- Right to information in accordance with Art. 19 of the GDPR: If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing to the data controller, this entity is obliged to inform all the recipients to whom the personal data concerning you has been disclosed of such rectification or erasure of data or restriction of processing, unless this proves to be impossible or is associated with disproportionate costs. You have the right to be informed of such recipients.
- Right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 of the GDPR: You have the right to receive your personal data which you have made available to us in a structured, accessible and machine-readable format or to demand transmission to another data controller insofar as this is technically feasible;
- Right to revoke consent given in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 of the GDPR: You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of data at any time with future effect. In the event of withdrawal, we will immediately delete the data concerned, unless further processing can be legally based on processing that does not require consent. The withdrawal of the consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent prior to the withdrawal;
- Right to lodge a complaint in accordance with Art. 77 of the GDPR: If you are of the opinion that the processing of personal data concerning you is in breach of the GDPR, you have – regardless of any other administrative or legal remedy – the right to complain to a supervisory authority, particularly in the member state of your place of residence, your workplace or the place of the presumed infringement.


12.2 RIGHT TO OBJECT

IF AS PART OF THE BALANCING OF INTERESTS WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON THE BASIS OF OUR PREVAILING LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO SUBMIT AN OBJECTION TO SUCH PROCESSING WITH FUTURE EFFECT FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION.
IF YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR RIGHT OF OBJECTION, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO FURTHER PROCESSING IF WE CAN PROVE COMPELLING GROUNDS FOR PROCESSING WORTHY OF PROTECTION WHICH OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSERTING, EXERCISING OR DEFENDING LEGAL CLAIMS.
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED BY US IN ORDER TO CONDUCT DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING. YOU CAN EXERCISE THE OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
IF YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL CEASE PROCESSING THE DATA IN QUESTION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT ADVERTISING.

13) Duration of storage of personal data

The duration of the storage of personal data is measured on the basis of the respective legal basis, the processing purpose and - if relevant - also on the basis of the respective statutory retention period (e.g. retention periods under commercial and tax law).


When personal data is processed on the basis of express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR, this data is stored until the person concerned revokes his or her consent.
If there are statutory retention periods for data that is processed within the scope of legal obligations or similar obligations on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR, this data will be routinely deleted after expiry of the retention periods, provided that it is no longer required for the performance of the contract or the initiation of the contract and/or there is no legitimate interest on our part in continuing to store it.
When processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his or her right to object in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 of the GDPR, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing is for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
When processing personal data for the purpose of direct marketing on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR, this data will be stored until the data subject exercises his or her right to object in accordance with Art. 21 para. 2 of the GDPR.
Unless stated otherwise in the other information in this statement about specific processing situations, stored personal data will be deleted when it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or processed.


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Version: March 2021