Responsible party pursuant to data protection laws, in particular the European General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR), is:Sierk Bornemann
Your rights as the data subject
You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details of our data protection officer:
- Information on your data stored by us and the processing thereof (Art. 15 GDPR),
- Rectification of inaccurate personal data (Art. 16 GDPR),
- Deletion of your data stored by us (Art. 17 GDPR),
- Restriction of the data processing, provided that we may not delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 GDPR),
- Data portability, provide that you have consented to the data processing or have entered into a contract with us (Art. 20 GDPR) and
- Objection to the processing of your data with us (Art. 21 GDPR).
If you have given us consent, you may withdraw it at any time, which will remain in effect in the future.
You can contact a supervisory authority with a complaint at any time, e.g. the supervisory authority of the state of your residence or the authority that oversees us as the responsible party.
You’ll find a list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public area) with their respective addresses at:
Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information – Addresses and Links.
Collecting general information during a visit to our website
Type and purpose of the processing
When you access our website – i.e. if you do not register or submit information – information of a general nature will be collected automatically. This information (server log files) contains the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address and the like.
It is processed in particular for the following purposes:
- Ensuring an unproblematic website connection
- Ensuring seamless use of our website
- Analysis of system security and stability as well as
- to optimize our website.
We will not use your data to draw conclusions about your person. This type of information will be statistically analysed by us if necessary to optimise our website and its underlying technology.
Data collection when visiting this website
Insofar as you use this website for informational purposes only, ie you neither register, conclude a contract with us or otherwise disclose information to us, we only collect the data that your browser transmits to our servers. When accessing this website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to be able to display this website and to ensure stability and security:
- Domain that is requested
- IP address of the user
- Date and time of the request
e.g. Friday, 01-Dec-2023 10:31:20 CET
- Content of the request (concrete page)
- Access status / HTTP status code
- Amount of data transferred
e.g. 16656 bytes
- Webpage from what comes the request (referrer)
Direct request. Or referrer webpage unknown.
- User Agent (name and version of the used browser software, operating system of the user device)
e.g. CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)
Legal basis and legitimate interest
The processing occurs according to Art. 6 Para. 1 (f) GDPR, based on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.
Recipients (used service providers/contract processors)
Recipients of the data may be technical service providers, who work on the operation and maintenance of our website as the processor.
The following organizations, companies or persons have been commissioned by the operator of this website to process data:
TRILOS (Server, web hosting).
Company and server location: Germany.
Third country transfer
The data collected may be transferred to the following third countries: No, none.
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of the survey. For the data used to provide the website, this is generally the case when the respective session has ended.
If the data is stored in log files, this is the case after 14 days at the latest. Any further storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are anonymized so that they can no longer be assigned to the accessing client.
Mandatory or required provision
The provision of the aforementioned personal data () is neither legally nor contractually mandatory. Without the IP address however, the service and functionality of our website are not guaranteed. Furthermore, individual services can be unavailable or limited. For this reason, an objection is excluded.
To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (such as SSL) via HTTPS.
Information about your right of objection according to Art. 21 GDPR
Individual right of objection
For reasons that arise from your particular situation, you have the right at any time to object to the processing of personal data relating to you, which is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 (f) GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests) takes place, to lodge an objection; this also applies to profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Art. 4 Nr. 4 GDPR.
If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
Recipient of an objectionSierk Bornemann
Questions for the data protection officer
If you have any questions pertaining to data protection, please send us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organization: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: Dec 27, 2020