I. Name and address of the person responsible
The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:
Tel.: +49 (0) 228 7636 7223
II. General information on data processing
In principle, we only process personal data of our users insofar as this is necessary to provide a functional website and our content and services. The processing of our users' personal data only takes place if this is permitted by law.
III. Provision of the website and creation of log files
1. Description and scope of data processing
Every time our website is called up, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.
The following data is collected:
Browser type and version
operating system used
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of the server request
The data is stored for a maximum of 3 months after you visit the website.
2. Purpose of data collection and legitimate interest
The data is collected to deliver the content of the website to the user's computer. Our legitimate interest in data processing lies in the provision of the content and the maintenance of the possibility of using our website.
We need the log files to be saved for error analysis and to defend against and pursue attacks on our website. The storage also serves to maintain the possibility of using our website. We evaluate the saved log files for statistical purposes.
3. Legal basis
The legal basis for the collection of the data is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f GDPR.
4. Opposition and removal option
The collection of the data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. There is consequently no possibility of objection on the part of the user.
IV. External Hosting
1. Description and scope of data processing
Our website is hosted by an external service provider (hereinafter: hoster). All interactions of the user with our website, including all storage and deletion processes consciously brought about by the user, therefore take place in a dialogue between the user and the hoster.
The hoster works for us on the basis of an order processing agreement and may only use the personal data processed for us to provide its hosting services. He is obliged to maintain strict confidentiality and may not use the personal data for his own purposes or the purposes of third parties. The data processing takes place exclusively in the area of the European Union.
The hosting is currently carried out by KONTENT GmbH, Winkelhauser Straße 63, 47228 Duisburg.
2. Legal basis
The legal basis for calling in an external host is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The legal basis for order processing by the hoster is Art. 28 ff. GDPR and the order processing agreement concluded with it.
3. Purpose of data collection and legitimate interest
The purpose of using an external host is to gain access to a high-availability Internet connection on economic terms. This is also our legitimate interest.
4. Opposition and removal option
The data acquisition and data processing by the hoster is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website and the portal operated on it, there is no possibility for the user to object.
VI. Rights of the data subject
If your personal data is processed, you are affected within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the person responsible:
1. Right of providing information
You can request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether we are processing personal data relating to you.
If this is the case, you can request the following information from the person responsible:
the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
the categories of personal data that are processed;
the recipients or the categories of recipients to whom the personal data relating to you have been disclosed or are still being disclosed;
the planned duration of the storage of your personal data or, if specific information is not available, criteria for determining the duration of storage;
the existence of a right to correct or delete your personal data, a right to restrict processing by the person responsible or a right to object to this processing;
the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
all available information about the origin of the data if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;
the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 Paragraphs 1 and 4 GDPR and - at least in these cases - meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.
You have the right to request information about whether your personal data is being transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you can request to be informed about the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transmission.
2. Right to rectification
You have a right to correction and / or completion vis-à-vis the person responsible if the processed personal data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The person responsible must make the correction immediately.
3. Right to restriction of processing
Under the following conditions, you can request that the processing of your personal data be restricted:
if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time that enables the person responsible to check the accuracy of the personal data;
the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request that the use of the personal data be restricted;
the person responsible no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or
if you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh your reasons.
If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, this data - apart from its storage - may only be used with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest processed by the Union or a Member State.
If the processing restriction has been restricted according to the above conditions, you will be informed by the person responsible before the restriction is lifted.
4. Right to deletion
a) Deletion obligation
You can request the person responsible to delete the personal data relating to you immediately, and the person responsible is obliged to delete this data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:
The personal data relating to you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
You revoke your consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
You object to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or you object to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 2 GDPR.
The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.
The deletion of your personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the member states to which the person responsible is subject
The personal data relating to you was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 Para. 1 GDPR.
b) Information to third parties
If the person responsible has made the personal data relating to you public and is obliged to delete it in accordance with Art. 17 Paragraph 1 GDPR, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, to take into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to make the person responsible for the data processing who process the personal data, that you, as the data subject, have requested them to delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data.
The right to erasure does not exist if processing is necessary
to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
to fulfill a legal obligation that requires processing under the law of the Union or of the member states to which the person responsible is subject, or to perform a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority that has been transferred to the person responsible;
for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Art. 9 Paragraph 2 lit. h and i as well as Art. 9 Paragraph 3 GDPR;
for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 Para. 1 GDPR, insofar as the right mentioned under section a) is likely to make the realization of the objectives of this processing impossible or seriously impair it, or
to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
5. Right to be informed
If you have asserted the right to correction, deletion or restriction of processing against the person responsible, the person responsible is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing, unless this turns out to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
You have the right vis-à-vis the person responsible to be informed about these recipients.
6. Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to the person responsible, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another person responsible without hindrance from the person responsible to whom the personal data was provided, provided that
the processing is based on consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR or on a contract in accordance with Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR and
the processing is carried out using automated procedures.
In exercising this right, you also have the right to have the personal data relating to you transmitted directly from one person in charge to another person in charge, insofar as this is technically feasible. This must not impair the freedoms and rights of other people.
The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data that is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or takes place in the exercise of official authority that has been transferred to the person responsible.
7. Right to object
You have the right, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data, which is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The person responsible will no longer process the personal data relating to you unless he can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If the personal data relating to you are processed in order to operate direct mail, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data relating to you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct mail.
If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data relating to you will no longer be processed for these purposes.
In connection with the use of information society services - regardless of Directive 2002/58 / EC - you have the option of exercising your right of objection by means of automated procedures in which technical specifications are used.
8. Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law
If you have given a declaration of consent under data protection law, you have the right to revoke this at any time. Revoking your consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent up to the point of revocation.
9. Automated decision in individual cases including profiling
You have the right not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - which has legal effects on you or which significantly affects you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision is made
is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the person responsible,
is permissible on the basis of legal provisions of the Union or of the member states to which the person responsible is subject and these legal provisions contain appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests or
takes place with your express consent.
However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data according to Art. 9 Paragraph 1 GDPR, unless Art. 9 Paragraph 2 lit. a or g GDPR applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests .
With regard to the cases mentioned in (1) and (3), the person responsible shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain intervention by a person on the part of the person responsible, to express their own point of view and heard on contesting the decision.
10. Right to complain to a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data is against violates the GDPR.
The supervisory authority to which the complaint was submitted informs the complainant about the status and the results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy according to Art. 78 GDPR.
The supervisory authority responsible for data protection issues for our company is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: