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
- For additional administrative purposes.
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. Saturday, 29-Feb-2020 14:05:13 CET
- Content of the request (concrete page)
- Access status / HTTP status code
- Amount of data transferred
e.g. 15348 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/)
This data is temporarily stored in the log files of our system for a period of up to seven days. Further storage is possible, but in this case the IP addresses are partially deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible. Storage of the log files together with other personal data concerning you will not take place in this context.
Since the collection of the data for the display of the website and the storage of the data in log files for the operation of this website and the preservation of IT security is mandatory, you have no objection to this extent.
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 of the data may be technical service providers, who work on the operation and maintenance of our website as the processor.
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the reason they were collected. This is generally the case, after the respective session has ended, for data that are used to make the website available.
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.
The following organisations, companies or people were commissioned with data processing by the operator of this website:
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: Oct 17, 2019