Personal data (usually referred to just as “data” below) will only be processed by this website to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its contents, and the services offered there.
Per Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the “GDPR”), “processing” refers to any operation or set of operations such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation, alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination, or otherwise making available, alignment, or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction performed on personal data, whether by automated means or not.
I. Information about this website as controllers of your data
II. The rights of users and data subjects
III. Information about the data processing
I. Information about the website as controllers of your data
The party responsible for this website (the “controller”) for purposes of data protection law is:
Keplerstrasse 2, 39104 Magdeburg, Germany
II. The rights of users and data subjects
With regard to the data processing to be described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right
- to confirmation of whether data concerning them is being processed, information about the data being processed, further information about the nature of the data processing, and copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
- to correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR);
- to the immediate deletion of data concerning them (cf. also Art. 17 DSGVO), or, alternatively, if further processing is necessary as stipulated in Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restrict said processing per Art. 18 GDPR;
- to receive copies of the data concerning them and/or provided by them and to have the same transmitted to other providers/controllers (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
- to file complaints with the supervisory authority if they believe that data concerning them is being processed by the controller in breach of data protection provisions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).
In addition, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom it discloses data of any such corrections, deletions, or restrictions placed on processing the same per Art. 16, 17 Para. 1, 18 GDPR. However, this obligation does not apply if such notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Nevertheless, users have a right to information about these recipients.
Likewise, under Art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects have the right to object to the controller’s future processing of their data pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permissible.
III. Information about the data processing
Your data processed when using the website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for its storage ceases to apply, provided the deletion of the same is not in breach of any statutory storage obligations or unless otherwise stipulated below.
For technical reasons, the following data sent by your internet browser to the website or to the server provider will be collected, especially to ensure a secure and stable website: These server log files record the type and version of your browser, operating system, the website from which you came (referrer URL), the webpages on the site visited, the date and time of your visit, as well as the IP address from which you visited the site.
The data thus collected will be temporarily stored, but not in association with any other of your data.
The basis for this storage is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. The website’s legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality, and security of this website.
The data will be deleted within no more than seven days, unless continued storage is required for evidentiary purposes. In which case, all or part of the data will be excluded from deletion until the investigation of the relevant incident is finally resolved.
a) Session cookies
Cookies are used on this website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies stored on your computer by your browser. These cookies process certain specific information about you, such as your browser, location data, or IP address.
This processing makes the website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure, allowing it, for example, to display this website in different languages.
The legitimate interest of cookies lies in improving the functionality of the website. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
When you close your browser, these session cookies are deleted.
b) Third-party cookies
Please refer to the following information for details, in particular for the legal basis and purpose of such third-party collection and processing of data collected through cookies.
c) Disabling cookies
If you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, not all of the functions on this site may be fully usable.
If you contact the website via email or the contact form, the data you provide will be used for the purpose of processing your request. This data is necessary in order to be able to answer it in full or at all.
The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
Your data will be deleted once the inquiry is fully answered and there is no further legal obligation to store your data.
User posts, comments, and ratings
You have opportunity to post questions, answers, opinions, and ratings on the website, hereinafter referred to jointly as “posts.” If you make use of this opportunity, you post will be processed and published your post, the date and time you submitted it, and any pseudonym you may have used.
The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You may revoke your prior consent under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform the website that you are revoking your consent.
In addition, there will also be processing of your IP address and email address. The IP address is processed because there might be a legitimate interest in taking or supporting further action if your post infringes the rights of third parties and/or is otherwise unlawful.
In this case, the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
If you make posts on the website, you also have the opportunity to subscribe to any subsequent follow-up comments made by third parties. In order to be able to inform you about these follow-up comments, it is necessary to process your email address.
The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You may revoke your prior consent to this subscription under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform the website that you are revoking your consent or click on the unsubscribe link contained in each email.
This website uses the plug-in of the Facebook social network. Facebook.com is a service provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. In the EU, this service is also 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, Facebook guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.
The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. This website’s legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of this website.
Further information about the possible plug-ins and their respective functions is available from Facebook at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If the plug-in is stored on one of the pages you visit on this website, your browser will download an icon for the plug-in from Facebook’s 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 this website will also be recorded.
If you are logged in to Facebook while visiting one of the plugged-in websites, the information collected by the plug-in from your specific visit will be recognized by Facebook. The information collected may then be assigned to your personal account at Facebook. If, for example, you use the Facebook Like button, this information will be stored in your Facebook account and published on the Facebook platform. If you want to prevent this, you must either log out of Facebook before visiting this website or use an add-on for your browser to prevent the Facebook plug-in from loading.
This website uses the plug-in of the Twitter social network. The Twitter service is operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter”).
Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield, Twitter guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.
The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. The legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of this website.
If the plug-in is stored on one of the pages you visit on this website, your browser will download an icon for the plug-in from Twitter’s 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 this website will also be recorded.
If you are logged in to Twitter while visiting one of these plugged-in websites, the information collected by the plug-in from your specific visit will be recognized by Twitter. The information collected may then be assigned to your personal account at Twitter. If, for example, you use the Twitter Tweet button, this information will be stored in your Twitter account and may be published on the Twitter platform. To prevent this, you must either log out of Twitter before visiting this site or make the appropriate settings in your Twitter account.
Jetpack – WordPress Stats
This website uses Jetpack with the WordPress Stats extension. This is a web analysis service provided by Automattic Inc, 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA, hereinafter referred to as “Automattic”.
Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield, Automattic guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.
The Jetpack: WordPress Stats services is used to analyze how this website is used. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. The legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of this site.
Jetpack: WordPress Stats stores cookies on your device via your browser in order to analyze how you use this site.
Data such as your IP address, the pages you visit, the website from which you came (referrer URL), the duration of your visit, and the frequency of your visits will be processed. The data collected will be stored on an Automattic server in the USA. However, your IP address will be made anonymous immediately after processing and before it is stored.
If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above.