Data Protection Declaration / Notes on Data Protection

With the following notes we inform you about the purpose, type and extent of the collection, processing and use of personal data on our website. The following information relates primarily to the collection, processing, and storage of personal data by our web server. Please note that there may be additional notes that apply for registered users in our Terms of Use. Personal data is individual information about personal and factual circumstances of a certain or identifiable natural person.

 

Hosting services by jweiland

Within the scope of data processing on our behalf jweiland provide for us services for the hosting and presentation of the website. All data collected in the course of using this website or in forms provided for this purpose are processed on their servers within Germany. Processing on other servers only takes place within the scope explained here.

 

Logging

When visiting our internet pages, data is collected, processed, and used, for which a personal reference cannot always be excluded. In order for the pages to be displayed in your browser, the IP address must be identified and stored. Usually, an IP address is assigned dynamically by your provider. This address usually changes regularly, so that we cannot establish a personal reference from the IP address. With static IP addresses, however, the creation of a personal reference would be theoretically possible in individual cases.

In detail, the following data record is stored for each retrieval:

    IP address of the calling computer
    Operating system of the calling computer
    Browser version of the calling computer
    Name of the retrieved file
    Date and time of the retrieval
    Transmitted data volume
    Referring URL

The stored data is only evaluated for statistical purposes and not for the creation of a concrete personal reference. The data will also be used, if necessary, to enable the correction of errors. IP addresses are deleted after 72 hours at the latest.

 

Cookies

We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are small pieces of text information that are stored on your hard drive. Cookies are required to enable certain functions of the service. You have the option of preventing the use of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we would like to point out that the use of our internet pages may then only be possible to a limited extent. The cookies we use are for an optimised usability of the website and do not track your surfing behaviour. No programmes or other applications are installed or started on your computer by cookies.


You can see the duration of the storage in the cookie settings of your web browser. You can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and decide individually about their acceptance or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally. Every browser differs in the way it manages cookie settings. It is described in the help menu of each browser, where it is explained how you can change your cookie settings. You will find these for the respective browsers under the following links:

Internet Explorer™

Safari™

Chrome™

Firefox™

Opera™

 

Web analysis by Matomo (formerly PIWIK)

1. Scope of the processing of personal data: We use the Matomo (formerly PIWIK) open source software tool on our website to analyse the surfing behaviour of our users. The software sets a cookie on the user's computer (for cookies, see above). If individual pages of our website are called up, the following data is stored:

a. Two bytes of the IP address of the user's calling system

b. The accessed website

c. The website from which the user has reached the accessed website (referrer)

d. The subpages that are accessed from the accessed web page

e. The time spent on the website

f. The frequency of visiting the website

The software runs exclusively on the servers of our website. The personal data of the users are only stored there. The data will not be passed on to third parties.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data: The legal basis for the processing of users' personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

3. Purpose of data processing: The processing of users' personal data enables us to analyse the surfing behaviour of our users. By evaluating the data obtained, we are able to compile information on the use of the individual components of our website. This helps us to constantly improve our website and its user-friendliness (“usability”). These purposes also include our legitimate interest in processing the data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. By rendering the IP address anonymous, the interest of the users in their protection of personal data is sufficiently taken into account.

4. Duration of storage: The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for our recording purposes. For our website this is the case after 12 months.

5. Possibility of objection and removal: Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted by the user’s computer to our side. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it is possible that not all functions of the website can be used to their full extent.

For more information about the privacy settings of the Matomo software, please click on the following link: https://matomo.org/docs/privacy

 

Contact details and your rights

You have a right to information free of charge about the data stored by us about your person as well as, if applicable, a right to rectification, restriction of processing, data portability or erasure of this data.

For all questions concerning data protection, please contact:

Kanzlei Siebel Audit GmbH
Schürmannstraße 25a
45136 Essen
write an e-mail

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent Data Protection Supervisory Authority.

 

Amendment of these provisions

From time to time, we may need to amend this Data Protection Declaration. We therefore recommend that you read this Data Protection Declaration at regular intervals. Please be assured, however, that any changes will not be retroactive and that we will not change the way we treat information collected in the past. 

 

August 2020

            

 

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