Privacy policy

We are delighted that you are interested in our company. Data protection is of particular importance for the management of Meissner AG. Use of the Meissner AG website is generally possible without any personal data being provided. However, if a data subject wishes to use our company’s special services through our website, personal data processing may be required. If the processing of personal data is required and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally seek the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection provisions applicable to Meissner AG. Through this privacy policy, our company seeks to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights under this privacy policy.

As the controller, Meissner AG has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection possible for personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security loopholes, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to submit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

1. Definition of terms

The privacy policy of Meissner AG is based on the terminology used by the European directive and regulatory authority in the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understand, both for the public and for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terminology used in advance.

Among other things, we use the following terms in this privacy policy:

  • a)    Personal data

    Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual (hereinafter the “data subject”). An individual is considered to be identifiable who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special features, which express the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this individual.

  • b)    Data subject

    The data subject is any identified or identifiable individual whose personal data is processed by the controller.

  • c)    Processing

    Processing means any process or series of operations related to personal data, such as collecting, capturing, organising, arranging, storing, adapting or modifying, reading out, querying, using, with or without the aid of automated procedures; disclosure through submission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.

  • d)    Restriction of processing

    Restriction of the processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim to limit their future processing.

  • e)    Profiling

    Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data that involves the use of such personal information to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to an individual, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, whereabouts, or relocation of that individual.

  • f)     Pseudonymisation

    Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separate and subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data is not assigned to an identified or identifiable individual.

  • g)   Responsible party or data controller

    The controller or data controller is the individual or legal person, public authority, facility or body that, alone or in conjunction with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union law or the law of the Member States, the controller or the specific criteria for his designation may be provided for under Union or Member State law.

  • h)    Processor

    A processor is an individual or legal person, public authority, facility or body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

  • i)      Recipient

    The recipient is an individual or legal person, public authority, facility or other body to whom personal data is disclosed, irrespective of whether it is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data under Union or Member State law in connection with a particular investigation are not considered to be recipients.

  • j)      Third parties

    A third party is an individual or legal person, public authority, facility or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorised under the direct responsibility of the controller or processor to process the personal data.

  • k)    Consent

    Consent is any expression of will voluntarily and unambiguously given by the data subject in the form of a statement or other unambiguous confirmatory act by the data subject to indicate that the data subject consents to the processing of the personal data concerning them.

2. Name and address of the data controller

The party responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions with a data protection character is:

Meissner AG
Theodor-Meissner-Straße 4
35216 Biedenkopf
Germany

Tel.: 06461/802-0
E-mail: info@meissner.eu
Website: http://www.meissner.eu

3. Data protection officer

Contact details of the data protection officer of the controller are:

Data protection officer of Meissner AG
Meissner AG
Theodor-Meissner-Straße 4
35216 Biedenkopf
Germany

Tel.: 06461/802-0
E-mail: datenschutz@meissner.eu
Website: http://www.meissner.eu

Any data subject can contact our data protection officer at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

4. Cookies

The Meissner AG web pages use Cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored and saved on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Numerous web pages and servers use Cookies. Many Cookies contain a so-called Cookie ID. A Cookie ID is a unique identifier of the Cookie. It consists of a string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the Cookie was stored. This allows visited websites and servers to distinguish the individual’s browser from other Internet browsers that contain other Cookies. A particular Internet browser can be recognised and identified by the unique cookie ID.

By using Cookies, Meissner AG can provide users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the Cookie setting.

By means of a Cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimised with the use in mind. Cookies allow us, as already mentioned, to recognise the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses Cookies need not re-enter their access data every time they visit the website because this is done by the website and the Cookie stored on the user’s computer system. Another example is the Cookie for a shopping basket in the online shop. The online shop uses a Cookie to remember articles that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping basket.

The data subject can prevent the setting of Cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently contradict the setting of Cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all standard Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, he/she may not be able to use all the functions of our website.

5. Collection of general data and information

The Meissner AG website collects a series of general data and information each time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrers), (4) sub-websites, which are controlled via an accessing system on our website (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet Protocol (IP) address, (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information can be collected, which serves to defend against risks in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, Meissner AG does not draw conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) to optimise the content of our website and to advertise it, (3) to ensure the continued functioning of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the necessary information for prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. On the one hand, Meissner AG analyses this anonymously collected data and information statistically and also with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure the best possible level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files is stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

6. Contact option via the website

Due to legal regulations, the Meissner AG website contains information that enables you to contact our company quickly and to communicate with us directly, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the data controller by e-mail or through a contact form, the personal data provided by the data subject will be automatically saved. Such personal information provided on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller is stored for the purposes of processing, or for contacting the data subject. There is no disclosure of this personal data to third parties.

7. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage or, if so required by laws or regulations of the European Directive and Regulatory Authority or other legislature, to which the data controller is subjected.

If the storage purpose is omitted or if a storage period prescribed by the European directives and regulations or any other relevant legislature expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

8. Rights of the data subject

  • a)    Right to confirmation

    Each data subject has the right, as granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authority, to require the data controller to confirm whether personal data relating to him/her is being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

  • b)    Right to information

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authority at any time to obtain free information from the data controller on the personal data stored about him and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European Directive and Regulatory Authority has assured data subjects disclosure of the following information:

    • The purposes of processing
    • The categories of personal data being processed
    • The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed or are still being disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or to international organisations
    • If possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if that is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration
    • The existence of a right to correction or deletion of the personal data concerning them, or to the limitation of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
    • The existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
    • If the personal data is not collected from the data subject: All available information about the origin of data
    • The existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) of the GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved, and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject

    Furthermore, the data subject has a right of information as to whether personal data has been transmitted to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, then the data subject has the right to obtain information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.

    If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

  • c)    Right to correction

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authority to demand the immediate correction of inaccurate personal data concerning him. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, taking into account the purposes of processing.

    If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to correction, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

  • d)    Right to deletion (right to be forgotten)

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authority to require the controller to immediately delete the personal data concerning him, provided that one of the following reasons is satisfied and processing is not required:

    • Personal data has been collected for such purposes or otherwise processed, for which it is no longer necessary.
    • The data subject revokes the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR or Article 9 (2) (a) of the GDPR and there is no other legal basis for processing.
    • According to Art. 21 (1) of the GDPR, the data subject objects to processing and there are no legitimate reasons for processing or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.
    • Personal data has been unlawfully processed.
    • The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union or Member State law, to which the controller is subject.
    • Personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8 (1) GDPR.

    If one of the above reasons applies and a data subject wishes to initiate the deletion of personal data stored by Meissner AG, they may at any time contact an employee of the controller. Employees of Meissner AG shall arrange for the deletion request to be fulfilled immediately.

    If the personal data has been made public by Meissner AG and if our company is responsible for deleting personal data as the controller pursuant to Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR, Meissner AG will take appropriate measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs of a technical nature, to inform other data controllers processing the personal data published that the data subject has been removed by these other data controllers by deletion of all links to such personal data or by copies or replications of such personal data as far as processing is not required. Employees of Meissner AG shall make the necessary arrangements in the individual case.

  • e)    Right to restrict processing

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authority to require the controller to restrict processing if one of the following conditions applies:

    • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period of time that enables the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
    • The processing is unlawful, the data subject rejects the deletion of personal data and instead requests the restriction of the use of personal data.
    • The controller no longer needs the personal data for processing purposes, but the data subject needs it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
    • The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh those of the data subject.

    If one of the above conditions applies and a data subject wishes to initiate the restriction personal data stored by Meissner AG, they may contact an employee of the controller at any time. Employees of Meissner AG shall arrange the restriction of processing.

  • f)     Right to data portability

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authority to receive the personal data concerning him / her provided to a controller by the data subject in a structured, common and machine-readable format. They also have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance by the controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided that processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR or Article 9 (1) (b) 2 (a) of the GDPR, or is based on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR and processing takes place by automated means, unless processing is necessary for the performance of a task of public interest or in the exercise of official authority, which has been assigned to the controller.

    Furthermore, in exercising their right to data portability under Article 20 (1) of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to achieve that the personal data is transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible, and if this does not affect the rights and freedoms of others.

    In order to assert the right of data portability, the data subject may at any time contact an employee of Meissner AG.

  • g)    Right to objection

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authority at any time, for reasons arising from their particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data relating concerning them pursuant to Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR. This shall also apply to profiling based on these conditions.

    In the event of an objection, Meissner AG will no longer process personal data unless we can prove that there are compelling legitimate reasons for processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or that processing is for assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

    If Meissner AG processes personal data in order to operate direct mail, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling, as far as it is associated with such direct mail. If the data subject contacts Meissner AG to object to processing for the purposes of direct marketing, Meissner AG will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

    In addition, the data subject has the right, for reasons arising from his / her particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data relating to him or her, for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 (1) GDPR, to submit an objection, unless such processing is necessary to fulfil a task of public interest.

    In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject can directly contact any employee of Meissner AG or another employee. The data subject is also free, in the context of the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to exercise his right to objection by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

  • h)    Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and regulatory Authority, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has a legal effect on them or, in a similar manner, significantly affects them; unless the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is permitted by Union or Member State legislation to which the controller is subject, and that legislation provides for appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the data subject; or (3) with the explicit consent of the data subject.

    If the decision (1) is required for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller or (2) it takes place with the explicit consent of the data subject, Meissner AG shall take appropriate measures to protect the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the controller, to express his/her own position and to contest the decision.

    If a data subject wishes to exercise their rights in relation to automated decisions, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

  • i)      Right to revoke data protection consent

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authority to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

    If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to revoke consent, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

9. Data protection in applications and in the application process

The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application process. Processing can also be done electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits corresponding application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example by e-mail or via a web form available on the website. If the controller concludes a contract of employment with an applicant, the data transmitted shall be stored for the purposes of the employment relationship in accordance with the law. If no employment contract is concluded with the candidate by the controller, the application documents shall be deleted six months after the announcement of the rejection decision, provided that deletion does not prejudice any further legal requirements or other legitimate interests of the controller. Another legitimate interest in this sense, for example, is a burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

10. Privacy policy on the application and use of Facebook

The controller has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is an Internet-based social meeting place; an online community that usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for sharing views and experiences, or allows the Internet community to provide personal or business information. Facebook allows social network users to create private profiles, upload photos and socialise via friend requests.

The operator of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The controller responsible for the processing of personal data, if a data subject lives outside the US or Canada, is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) is integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically activated by the respective Facebook component to download a view of the corresponding Facebook component. An general overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be retrieved via https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE As part of this technical process, Facebook receives information about which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is simultaneously logged in to Facebook, Facebook recognises with each visit to our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific sub-pages of our website are visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject activates one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the “Like” button, or if the data subject makes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and saves this personal data.

Facebook always receives information via the Facebook component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged in to Facebook at the time of access to our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If such a transfer of this information to Facebook is not wanted by the data subject, they can prevent the transfer by logging out of their Facebook account before calling up our website.

The data policy published by Facebook, which is available at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains which options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, different applications are available, which make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook.

11. Privacy policy for the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymisation function)

The controller has integrated the component Google Analytics (with anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the acquisition, collection and analysis of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on the website from which a data subject has reached a website (so-called referrers), which sub-pages of the website were accessed or how often and for which duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operator of the Google-Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The controller uses the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analytics via Google Analytics. This addendum is used by Google to shorten and anonymise the IP address of the data subject’s Internet connection, if access to our websites is from a Member State of the European Union or from another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse visitor flows on our website. Among other things, Google uses the data and information obtained to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us showing the activities on our website, and to provide other services related to the use of our website.

Google Analytics uses a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Cookies have already been described above. By using the Cookie, Google is able to analyse the usage of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Google-Analytics component is integrated, is called up, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically activated by the respective Google-Analytics component to transfer data to Google for the purposes of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google receives information about personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which Google uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently to facilitate commission settlements.

The Cookie stores personally identifiable information, such as the access time, the location from which access was made, and the frequency of site visits by the data subject. Each time you visit our website, personal information, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal information is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may transfer this personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.

The data subject can prevent the setting of Cookies through our website, as described above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently contradict the setting of Cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a Cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a Cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to and preventing the collection of data generated by Google Analytics for the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google. To do this, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered as an objection by Google. If the data subject’s information technology system is later deleted, formatted or reinstalled, the data subject must re-install the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or disabled by the data subject or any other person within their sphere of control, it is possible to reinstall or re-enable the browser add-on.

Additional information and Google’s privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html. Google Analytics is described in more detail at this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/

12. Privacy policy on the application and use of Instagram

The controller has integrated components of the Instagram service on this website. Instagram is a service that qualifies as an audiovisual platform, allowing users to share photos and videos, as well as to redistribute such data across social networks.

The operator of the Instagram services is Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which an Instagram component (Insta-Button) is integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically activated by the respective Instagram component to download a view of the corresponding Instagram component. As part of this technical process, Facebook receives information about which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is simultaneously logged in to Instagram, Instagram recognises with each visit to our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific sub-pages of our website are visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Instagram component and assigned by Instagram to the respective Instagram account of the data subject. If the data subject activates one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted with it are assigned to the personal Instagram user account of the data subject and saved and processed by Instagram.

Instagram always receives information via the Instagram component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged in to Instagram at the time of access to our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Instagram component or not. If such a transfer of this information to Instagram is not wanted by the data subject, they can prevent the transfer by logging out of their Instagram account before calling up our website.

Further information and the valid data policy of Instagram can be retrieved at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

13. Privacy policy on the application and use of YouTube

The controller has integrated components of YouTube on this website. YouTube is an internet video portal that allows video publishers to upload free video clips and allows other users free viewing, rating and commenting. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, meaning that both complete film and television broadcasts, but also music videos, trailers or user-made videos via the Internet portal are available.

The operator of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which an YouTube component (YouTube video) is integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically activated by the respective YouTube component to download a view of the corresponding YouTube component. Further information about YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/ As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google receive information about which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognises, by calling up a sub-page that contains a YouTube video, which specific sub-page of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.

YouTube and Google always receive information via the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged in to YouTube at the time of access to our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the YouTube component or not. If such a transfer of this information to YouTube and Google is not wanted by the data subject, they can prevent the transfer by logging out of their YouTube account before calling up our website.

The data policy published by YouTube, which is available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

14. Legal basis of processing

Article 6 I lit. a GDPR serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a particular processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract of which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, in processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of any other service or return service, processing shall be based on Article 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as the fulfilment of tax obligations, processing is based on Article 6 I lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be required to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another individual. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our premises were injured and his or her name, age, health insurance or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Processing would then be based on Article 6 I lit. d GDPR.
Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Article 6 I lit. f GDPR. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the above legal bases are based on this legal basis if processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject prevail. Such processing operations are particularly permitted because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In that regard, it is considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital 47, sentence 2 GDPR).

15. Legitimate interests in processing being pursued by the controller or a third party

If processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f GDPR, our legitimate interest is in conducting our business for the benefit of all of our employees and our shareholders.

16. Storage period for personal data

The criterion for the storage period of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the deadline, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, if it is no longer required to fulfil the contract or to initiate a contract.

17. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision

We clarify that the provision of personal information is in part required by law (such as tax regulations) or may result from contractual arrangements (such as details of the contractor).
Occasionally, it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data to conclude a contract, which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is required to provide us with personal information when our company concludes a contract with the data subject. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded.

Prior to any personal data being provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract, or is required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and what would be the consequence of the failure to provide the personal data.

18. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we refrain from automatic decision-making or profiling.

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