Protecting your privacy
is important to us
Thank you for visiting our website. Please find below information pursuant to Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) about how we use your personal data.
The controller responsible for data collection and processing as described below is the authority specified in the legal notice.
In order to improve the quality of our website, we store data about individual accesses to our website for statistical purposes. This data record includes
- the website from which the file was requested,
- the name of the file,
- the date and time of the request,
- the data volume transmitted,
- the access status (file transmitted, file not found),
- the description of the type of web browser used,
- the IP address of the requesting computer, shortened to ensure that it can no longer be connected to an identifiable person.
The above log data is only stored in anonymised form.
In order to protect your data from unauthorised access as much as possible, we take technical and organisational measures. We use an encryption method on our website. Your data is transmitted from your computer to our server and vice versa via the internet using TLS encryption. This is indicated by the closed lock symbol in your browser's status bar and in the URL starting with https://.
We use session cookies on our website. They are processed in accordance with Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR and in order to optimise the user interface.
You can contact us by means of a web form. To use this contact form, we require your name and email address. Additional information can, but does not have to be provided.
The data is processed in accordance with Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR. Your data will only be processed in order to respond to your enquiry and deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary, provided that it is not subject to statutory obligations to retain such data.
If you want to object to the processing of your data transmitted via the contact form, please send an email to the email address specified in the legal notice.
Data transmission to third parties
We keep your personal data confidential and do not transmit them to any unauthorised third parties.
Matomo (formerly Piwik)
This website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called "cookies", i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and allow for your use of the website to be analysed. For this purpose, the information about the use of this website generated by the cookie is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymised before being stored.
Matomo cookies remain on your terminal until you delete them.
Matomo cookies are stored, and this analytics tool is used, in accordance with Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the anonymised analysis of the user behaviour in order to optimise both their web offer and their advertisements.
The information about the use of this website generated by the cookie is not transmitted to third parties. You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly; however, please note that you may not be able to fully use all the features of this website in this case.
If you object to the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate the storage and use here. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be set in your browser, preventing the storage of usage data by Matomo. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will be deleted as well. You will need to reactivate the opt-out when you next visit our website.
Contract data processing
Other service providers may assist us with the operation of this website and related processes (e.g. hosting and web development). Such service providers are strictly bound by our instructions and governed by a contract in accordance with Article 28 of the General Data Protection Regulation.
Your rights as user
When your personal data is being processed, the GDPR grants you as user of the website certain rights:
1.) Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR)
You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed; where that is the case, you have the right to access such personal data and the information specified in Art. 15 GDPR.
2.) Right to rectification and erasure (Art. 16 and 17 GDPR)
You have the right to obtain the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you without undue delay and, if necessary, to have incomplete personal data completed. You furthermore have the right to obtain the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay where one of the grounds specified in Art. 17 GDPR applies, e.g. when the data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected.
3.) Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
You have the right to obtain restriction of processing where one of the prerequisites specified in Art. 18 GDPR applies, e.g. when you have objected to processing pending verification.
4.) Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
In certain cases specified in Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to have those data transmitted to a third party.
5.) Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)
Where personal data is collected in accordance with Art. 6(1) lit. f (data collection for legitimate interests), you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing at any time. We will then cease to process such personal data, unless there are verifiable compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the respective person, or processing is required for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the provisions of privacy law. The right to lodge a complaint may in particular be exercised with a supervisory authority in the Member State of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
Contact details of the data protection officer
Our company's data protection officer is at your disposal for your requests or suggestions regarding the issue of data protection:
Dr. Uwe Schläger
datenschutz nord GmbH