Introduction and overview
We have written this data protection declaration (version 05/21/2021-311283030) in order to explain to you in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and applicable national laws, which personal data (data for short) we as the person responsible - and that of processors commissioned by us (e.g. providers) - process, will process in the future and what legal options you have. The terms used are to be understood as gender-neutral.
In short: We inform you comprehensively about data that we process about you.
Privacy statements usually sound very technical and use legal jargon. This data protection declaration, on the other hand, is intended to describe the most important things as simply and transparently as possible. As far as transparency is conducive, technical terms are explained in a reader-friendly way, links to further information are provided and graphics are used. We are thus informing you in clear and simple language that we only process personal data in the course of our business activities if there is a corresponding legal basis. This is certainly not possible if you make the most concise, unclear and legal-technical statements possible, as they are often standard on the Internet when it comes to data protection. I hope you find the following explanations interesting and informative and maybe there is one or two pieces of information that you did not know. If you still have questions, we would like to ask you to contact the responsible person named below or in the imprint, to follow the links provided and to look at further information on third-party websites. Our contact details can of course also be found in the imprint.
Scope of application
- all online presences (websites, online shops) that we operate
- social media appearances and e-mail communication
- mobile apps for smartphones and other devices
In short: the data protection declaration applies to all areas in which personal data is processed in a structured manner in the company.
In the following data protection declaration, we provide you with transparent information on the legal principles and regulations, i.e. the legal basis of the General Data Protection Regulation, which enable us to process personal data. As far as EU law is concerned, we refer to REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of April 27, 2016. You can of course read this EU General Data Protection Regulation online on EUR-Lex, the gateway to the EU -Legal, see https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32016R0679.
We only process your data if at least one of the following conditions applies:
- Consent (Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR): You have given us your consent to process data for a specific purpose. An example would be storing the data you entered on a contact form.
-Contract (Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR): In order to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual obligations with you, we process your data. For example, if we conclude a sales contract with you, we need personal information in advance.
- Legal obligation (Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. c GDPR): If we are subject to a legal obligation, we process your data. For example, we are required by law to keep invoices for accounting purposes. These usually contain personal data.
- Legitimate interests (Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR): In the case of legitimate interests that do not restrict your fundamental rights, we reserve the right to process personal data. For example, we need to process certain data in order to be able to operate our website securely and economically. This processing is therefore a legitimate interest.
Other conditions such as the perception of recordings in the public interest and the exercise of public authority as well as the protection of vital interests do not usually apply to us. If such a legal basis is relevant, it will be indicated in the appropriate place. Other conditions such as the taking of recordings in the public interest and the exercise of official authority as well as the protection of vital interests do not generally apply to us. If such a legal basis should be relevant, it will be shown at the appropriate place.
In addition to the EU regulation, national laws also apply:
- In Austria, this is the federal law for the protection of natural persons in the processing of personal data (data protection law), in short DSG.
- In Germany, the Federal Data Protection Act, BDSG for short, applies.
If other regional or national laws apply, we will inform you about them in the following sections.
Contact details of the responsible person
If you have any questions about data protection, you will find the contact details of the person or body responsible below.
An den Sültewiesen 14, 37081 Göttingen
Authorized to represent: Ronny Strobel
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +49 0551 3816495
Fax: +49 0551 3816495
Contact details of the data protection officer
Below you will find the contact details of our data protection officer.
E-mail: [email protected] Phone: +49 0551 3816495
The fact that we only store personal data for as long as is absolutely necessary for the provision of our services and products is a general criterion for us. If it is required by law, for example in the case of accounting, this storage period can also be exceeded. This means that we delete personal data as soon as the reason for the data processing no longer exists. If you wish your data to be deleted or revoke your consent to data processing, the data will be deleted as quickly as possible and as long as there is no obligation to save it.
We will inform you below about the specific duration of the respective data processing, provided that we have further information on this.
Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation
According to Article 13 GDPR, you have the following rights to ensure that data is processed fairly and transparently:
- According to Article 15 GDPR, you have a right to information as to whether we are processing your data. If this is the case, you have the right to receive a copy of the data and to be informed of the following information:
+ for what purpose we carry out the processing;
+ the categories, i.e. the types of data that are processed;
+ who receives this data and if the data is transferred to third countries, how security can be guaranteed;
+ how long the data is stored;
+ the existence of the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing and the right to object to processing;
+ that you can complain to a supervisory authority (links to these authorities can be found below);
+ the origin of the data if we did not collect it from you;
+ whether profiling is carried out, i.e. whether data is automatically evaluated in order to create a personal profile for you.
- According to Article 16 GDPR, you have the right to have the data corrected, which means that we have to correct data if you find any errors.
- According to Article 17 GDPR, you have the right to erasure ("right to be forgotten"), which specifically means that you can request the erasure of your data.
- According to Article 18 GDPR, you have the right to restriction of processing, which means that we may only store the data but not use it any further.
- According to Article 19 GDPR, you have the right to data portability, which means that we can provide you with your data in a common format upon request.
- According to Article 21 GDPR, you have a right of objection, which, after enforcement, will result in a change in processing.
+ If the processing of your data is based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter e (public interest, exercise of official authority) or Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f (legitimate interest), you can object to the processing. We will then check as quickly as possible whether we can legally comply with this objection.
+ If data is used for direct advertising, you can object to this type of data processing at any time. We may no longer use your data for direct marketing after this.
+ If data is used to operate profiling, you can object to this type of data processing at any time. We may no longer use your data for profiling after this.
- According to Article 22 GDPR, you may have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing (e.g. profiling).
If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection rights have been violated in any other way, you can complain to the supervisory authority. This is the data protection authority for Austria, whose website can be found at https://www.dsb.gv.at/ and for Germany you can contact the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).
In short: you have rights - do not hesitate to contact the responsible person listed above!
Security of data processing
In order to protect personal data, we have implemented both technical and organizational measures. Where possible, we encrypt or pseudonymise personal data. In this way, we make it as difficult as possible for third parties to infer personal information from our data.
Art. 25 GDPR speaks here of “data protection through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings” and means that one always thinks of security and corresponding security both with software (e.g. forms) and hardware (e.g. access to the server room). measures. If necessary, we will go into specific measures below.
TLS encryption with https
TLS, encryption and https all sound very technical and they are. We use HTTPS (the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure stands for "secure hypertext transfer protocol") to transmit data securely on the Internet.
This means that the complete transmission of all data from your browser to our web server is secured - nobody can "eavesdrop".
We have thus introduced an additional security layer and comply with data protection through technology design (Article 25 (1) GDPR). By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission on the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data.
You can recognize the use of this protection for data transmission by the small lock symbol in the top left of the browser, to the left of the Internet address (e.g. examplepage.de) and the use of the https scheme (instead of http) as part of our Internet address.
If you want to know more about encryption, we recommend a Google search for "Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure wiki" to get good links to further information.
👥 Affected: Anyone who communicates with us by phone, email or online form
📓 Processed data: e.g. B. Telephone number, name, e-mail address, entered form data. More details can be found under the type of contact used
🤝 Purpose: Handling of communication with customers, business partners, etc.
📅 Duration of storage: Duration of the business case and the legal regulations
⚖️ Legal basis: Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a GDPR (consent), Article 6 paragraph 1 letter b GDPR (contract), Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f GDPR (legitimate interests)
If you contact us and communicate by telephone, e-mail or online form, personal data may be processed.
As a rule, the data is stored for the duration of the business transaction or as long as the law requires. The data is processed for the processing of our business activities.
If you call us, the call data will be stored pseudonymously on the respective end device and with the telecommunications provider used. In addition, data such as name and telephone number can then be sent by e-mail and saved to answer enquiries. The data will be deleted as soon as the business case has ended and legal requirements permit.
If you communicate with us by e-mail, data will be stored on the respective end device (computer, laptop, smartphone,...) and data will be stored on the e-mail server. The data will be deleted as soon as the business case has ended and legal requirements permit.
If you communicate with us using an online form, data will be stored on our web server. The data will be deleted as soon as the business case has ended and legal requirements permit.
The processing of the data is based on the following Legal basiss:
- Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR (consent): You give us your consent to store your data and to continue using it for business-related purposes;
- Article 6(1)(b) GDPR (contract): There is a need to fulfill a contract with you or a processor, e.g. B. the telephone provider or we need the data for pre-contractual activities, such. B. the preparation of an offer, process;
- Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests): We want to conduct customer inquiries and business communication in a professional framework. These are certain technical facilities such. E-mail programs, exchange servers and mobile phone operators are necessary in order to be able to communicate efficiently.
Web hosting summary
👥 Affected: Visitors to the website
🤝 Purpose: professional hosting of the website and security of operation
📓 Processed data: IP address, time of website visit, browser used and other data. More details can be found below or from the web hosting provider used.
📅 Duration of storage: depends on the respective provider, but usually 2 weeks
⚖️ Legal basis: Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR (legitimate interests)
What is web hosting?
When you visit websites today, certain information - including personal data - is automatically created and stored, including on this website. This data should be processed as sparingly as possible and only with justification. By the way, by website we mean the entirety of all web pages on a domain, i.e. everything from the start page (homepage) to the very last subpage (like this one). By domain we mean, for example, example.de or example.com.
When you want to view a website on a screen, you use a program called a web browser. You probably know a few web browsers by name: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari.
This web browser needs to connect to another computer where the website's code is stored: the web server. The operation of a web server is a complicated and time-consuming task, which is why this is usually taken on by professional providers, the providers. These offer web hosting and thus ensure reliable and error-free storage of website data.
Personal data may be processed when the browser on your computer (desktop, laptop, smartphone) connects and during data transfer to and from the web server. On the one hand, your computer stores data, on the other hand, the web server also has to store data for a period of time in order to ensure proper operation.
Why do we process personal data?
The purposes of data processing are:
- Professional website hosting and operation security
- For reasons of operational security and to create access statistics
Which data are processed?
Even while you are visiting our website, our web server, which is the computer on which this website is stored, usually automatically saves data such as
- the complete internet address (URL) of the accessed website (e.g. https://www.beispielwebsite.de/beispielunterseite.html?tid=311283030)
- Browser and browser version (e.g. Chrome 87)
- the operating system used (e.g. Windows 10)
- the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL) (e.g. https://www.beispielquellsite.de/vondabinichkommen.html/) the hostname and IP address of the device being accessed from (e.g. COMPUTERNAME and 126.96.36.199)
- Date and time
- in files, the so-called web server log files
How long is data stored?
As a rule, the above data is stored for two weeks and then automatically deleted. We do not pass on this data, but we cannot rule out that this data will be viewed by authorities in the event of illegal behavior.
In short: your visit is logged by our provider (company that runs our website on special computers (servers)), but we do not pass on your data without your consent!
The lawfulness of the processing of personal data in the context of web hosting results from Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR (protection of legitimate interests), because the use of professional hosting with a provider is necessary to make the company safe and user-friendly on the Internet to be able to present.
👥 Affected: Visitors to the website
🤝 Purpose: depending on the cookie in question. More details can be found below or from the manufacturer of the software that sets the cookie.
📓 Processed data: Depending on the cookie used. More details can be found below or from the manufacturer of the software that sets the cookie.
📅 Duration of storage: depending on the respective cookie, can vary from hours to years
⚖️ Legal basis: Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a GDPR (consent), Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f GDPR (legitimate interests)
What are cookies?
Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data.
In the following we explain what cookies are and why they are used so that you can better understand the following data protection declaration.
Whenever you surf the Internet, you use a browser. Well-known browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Most websites store small text files in your browser. These files are called cookies.
Cookies store certain user data from you, such as language or personal page settings. When you visit our site again, your browser transmits the "user-related" information back to our site. Thanks to cookies, our website knows who you are and offers you the settings you are used to. In some browsers, each cookie has its own file, in others, such as Firefox, all cookies are stored in a single file.
There are both first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are created directly by our site, third-party cookies are created by partner websites (e.g. Google Analytics). Each cookie must be evaluated individually, since each cookie stores different data. The expiry time of a cookie also varies from a few minutes to a few years. Cookies are not software programs and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other "pests". Cookies also cannot access information on your PC.
For example, cookie data can look like this:
Purpose: Differentiation of website visitors
Expiry date: after 2 years
A browser should be able to support these minimum sizes:
- At least 4096 bytes per cookie
- At least 50 cookies per domain
- At least 3000 total cookies
What types of cookies are there?
The question of which cookies we use in particular depends on the services used and is clarified in the following sections of the data protection declaration. At this point we would like to briefly explain the different types of HTTP cookies.
There are 4 types of cookies:
These cookies are necessary to ensure basic functions of the website. For example, these cookies are needed if a user puts a product in the shopping cart, then continues surfing on other pages and only goes to the checkout later. These cookies do not delete the shopping cart, even if the user closes their browser window.
These cookies collect information about user behavior and whether the user receives any error messages. In addition, these cookies are also used to measure the loading time and behavior of the website in different browsers.
These cookies ensure a better user experience. For example, entered locations, font sizes or form data are saved.
These cookies are also called targeting cookies. They are used to provide the user with individually tailored advertising. This can be very useful, but also very annoying.
Usually, when you visit a website for the first time, you will be asked which of these types of cookies you would like to allow. And of course this decision is also saved in a cookie.
If you want to know more about cookies and are not afraid of technical documentation, we recommend https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6265, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Request for Comments called “HTTP State Management Mechanism”.
Which data are processed?
Cookies are little helpers for many different tasks. Unfortunately, it is not possible to generalize which data is stored in cookies, but we will inform you about the processed or stored data in the following data protection declaration.
Storage duration of cookies
The storage period depends on the respective cookie and is specified below. Some cookies are deleted after less than an hour, others can remain stored on a computer for several years.
Right to object - how can I delete cookies?
If you want to know which cookies have been stored in your browser, if you want to change or delete cookie settings, you can find this in your browser settings:
Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome
Safari: Managing cookies and site data with Safari
Firefox: Clear cookies to remove data websites have placed on your computer
Internet Explorer: Delete and manage cookies
Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies
If you generally do not want any cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. You can decide for each individual cookie whether you allow the cookie or not. The procedure differs depending on the browser. It is best to search for the instructions in Google with the search term “Delete cookies Chrome” or “Deactivate cookies Chrome” in the case of a Chrome browser.
The so-called “Cookie Guidelines” have been in place since 2009. It states that the storage of cookies requires your consent (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR). Within the EU countries, however, there are still very different reactions to these directives. In Austria, however, this directive was implemented in Section 96 (3) of the Telecommunications Act (TKG). In Germany, the cookie guidelines have not been implemented as national law. Instead, this guideline was largely implemented in Section 15, Paragraph 3 of the Telemedia Act (TMG).
For absolutely necessary cookies, where no consent has been given, there are legitimate interests (Article 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR), which in most cases are of an economic nature. We want to offer visitors a pleasant user experience on our website and cookies are often strictly necessary for this.
Corona warning app data protection notice
Notes on data protection: You* want the Corona Warn App ("App") of the Robert Koch Institute ("RKI") for Use an antigen test to retrieve your test result. To be able to retrieve your test result via the app it is necessary for your test result to be transmitted from the test center to the server system of the RKI.
In short, this is done by the test center linking your test result to a machine-readable Code, stored on a dedicated server of the RKI. The code is your pseudonym, further information about your person are not required to display the test result in the app. You can display the However, you can personalize the test result for yourself by entering your surname, first name and date of birth let.
The code is formed from the intended time of the test and a random number. The formation of Codes is done by offsetting the aforementioned data with each other in such a way that the data can be calculated back is no longer possible with the code.
*If you are under the age of 16, please discuss using the app with your parents or your family person with custody.