DATA PRIVACY STATEMENT
§ 1 General
Your personal data (e.g. salutation, name, address, e-mail address, telephone number) are only processed by us in accordance with the regulations of the German data protection law and the data protection law of the European Union (EU). In addition to the purposes of processing, recipients to which the data will be disclosed, legal bases and the periods for which your personal data are stored, you will also be informed here of your rights and of your data processing controller. This Data Privacy Statement only refers to our websites. In cases that you are redirected to other sites by way of links, you are kindly requested to inform yourself of the handling with your data on these sites.
§ 2 Rights of the Data Subjects
If your personal data are processed, you are a Data Subject within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and you possess the following rights towards us:
1. Right of access
You may request a confirmation from us whether personal data concerning you are processed by us.
If so, you may request from us access to the following information:
(1) The purposes for which your personal data are processed;
(2) The categories of personal data which are processed;
(3) The recipients or categories of recipients to which the data were or will be disclosed;
(4) The planned period for which your personal data will be stored or, if no specific particulars can be provided, the criteria used to determine this period;
(5) The existence of the right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, the right to restriction of processing by us or of the right to object to processing;
(6) The existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
(7) All available information about the source from which the data originate if your personal data were not collected with the Data Subject;
(8) The existence of automated decision-taking, including profiling, referred to in Art. 22, Paragraphs 1 and 4 of the GDPR, and - at least in these cases - meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the Data Subject.
You have the right to obtain information whether the personal data concerning you will be transferred to a third country or an international organisation. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate safeguards in accordance with Art. 46 of the GDPR in connection with the transfer.
2. Right to rectification
You have the right to obtain from us the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you, and you have also the right to have incomplete personal data completed if the processed personal data concerning you are incorrect or incomplete. In this case, we are obliged to perform this rectification without undue delay.
3. Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to obtain restriction of processing of your personal data where one of the following applies:
(1) The accuracy of the personal data concerning you is contested by you for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of your personal data;
(2) The processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead;
(3) We no longer need your personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or
(4) You have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21, Para. 1 of the GDPR, pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds provided to us override your grounds.
Where processing of your personal data has been restricted, such personal data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.
If the processing pursuant to the stipulations above has been restricted, you will be informed by us before the restriction of processing is lifted.
4. Right to erasure
a) Erasure obligation
You have the right to obtain from us the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay, and we have the obligation to erase these data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:
(1) The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
(2) You withdraw your consent on which the processing is based according to Point (a) of Article 6(1), or Point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and there is no other legal ground for the processing.
(3) You object to the processing pursuant to Article 21, Para. 1 of the GDPR, and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21, Para. 2 of the GDPR;
(4) The personal data concerning you have been unlawfully processed.
(5) The personal data concerning you have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which we are subject.
(6) The personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8, Para. 1 of the GDPR.
b) Information to third parties
Where we have made the personal data concerning you public and we are obliged pursuant to Article 17, Paragraph 1 of the GDPR, to erase these personal data, we, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform the persons responsible for the processing of personal data that you have requested the erasure of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.
The right to erasure shall not apply to the extent that processing is necessary
(1) For exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
(2) For compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which we are subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us;
(3) For reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Article 9, Para. 2 (h) and (i) and Article 9, Para. 3 GDPR;
(4) For archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89, Para. 1 GDPR, in so far as the right referred to in Paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; or
(5) For the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
5. Notification obligation
If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure of your personal data or restriction of processing towards us, we are obliged to communicate any rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing to each recipient to whom the personal data have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort.
You, in turn, have the right towards us to be informed of those recipients.
6. Right to data portability
You shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Furthermore, you have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where:
(1) The processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6, Para. 1, Point (a) or on a contract pursuant to Article 6, Para. 1, Point (b) of the GDPR; and
(2) The processing is carried out by automated means.
In exercising this right, you shall also have the right to have the personal data concerning you transmitted directly from us to another controller, where technically feasible. The right referred to above shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
That right to data portability shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us.
7. Right to object
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Article 6, Para. 1, Point (e) or (f), including profiling based on those provisions.
We will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Where personal data concerning you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.
Where you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you shall no longer be processed for such purposes.
In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
8. Right to withdraw your declaration of consent in accordance with the data protection regulation
You have the right to withdraw your declaration of consent in accordance with the data protection regulation at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
9. Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
You shall have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This shall not apply if the decision
(1) Is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between you and us;
(2) Is authorised by Union or Member State law to which we are subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or
(3) Is based on your explicit consent.
Decisions referred to in Paragraph 2 above shall not be based on special categories of personal data referred to in Article 9, Para. 1 of the GDPR, unless Point (a) or (g) of Article 9, Para. 2, applies and suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests are in place.
In the cases referred to in Points (1) and (3) above, we will implement suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.
10. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.
The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 of the GDPR.
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