1. DATA PROTECTION AT A GLANCE
DATA COLLECTION ON THIS WEBSITE
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
HOW DO WE COLLECT YOUR DATA?
Your data is collected in part by you providing it to us. This can be, for example, data that you enter into a contact form.
Other data is automatically collected or obtained with your consent when you visit the website through our IT systems. These are primarily technical data (e.g., internet browser, operating system, or time of page access). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.
WHAT DO WE USE YOUR DATA FOR?
Some of the data is collected to ensure the error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
WHAT RIGHTS DO YOU HAVE REGARDING YOUR DATA?
You have the right to receive free information about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data at any time. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right, under certain circumstances, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
For this and any other questions regarding data protection, please feel free to contact us anytime.
ANALYSIS TOOLS AND THIRD-PARTY TOOLS
When visiting this website, your surfing behavior may be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with so-called analytics programs.
WE HOST THE CONTENT OF OUR WEBSITE WITH THE FOLLOWING PROVIDER:
The provider is Strato AG, Otto-Ostrowski-Straße 7, 10249 Berlin (hereinafter “Strato”). When you visit our website, Strato collects various log files, including your IP addresses.
The use of Strato is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in ensuring the most reliable presentation of our website. If consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 Para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information on the user’s device (e.g., device fingerprinting) as defined in the TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time.
We have entered into a contract for data processing (AVV) for the use of the service mentioned above. This is a data protection law-mandated contract that ensures that the personal data of our website visitors is processed only according to our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
3. GENERAL INFORMATION AND MANDATORY INFORMATION
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g., when communicating by e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
The controller responsible for data processing on this website is:
Dr. Julia Mader & Dr. Nini Nielson
Burchardstraße 6 20095 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0) 40 23969379-0 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g., names, email addresses, etc.).
GENERAL INFORMATION ON DATA PROCESSING LEGAL BASES ON THIS WEBSITE
NOTICE REGARDING DATA TRANSFER TO THE USA AND OTHER THIRD COUNTRIES
We use tools provided by companies based in the USA or other countries that do not offer data protection standards equivalent to those of the EU. When these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to and processed in these third countries. Please note that these countries may not guarantee a level of data protection comparable to that of the EU. For instance, US companies may be obligated to disclose personal data to government authorities without providing you with the legal means to challenge such actions. Therefore, it cannot be ruled out that US authorities (e.g., intelligence agencies) may process, analyze, and permanently store your data located on US servers for surveillance purposes. We have no influence over these processing activities.
RECIPIENTS OF PERSONAL DATA
In the course of our business activities, we collaborate with various external entities. Occasionally, it may be necessary to transmit personal data to these external entities. We only share personal data with external entities if it is necessary for contract fulfillment, if we are legally obligated to do so (e.g., data transfer to tax authorities), if we have a legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR in sharing the data, or if another legal basis allows for data transfer. When using data processors, we only transmit personal data of our customers based on a valid data processing agreement. In the case of joint processing, a joint processing agreement is concluded.
REVOCATION OF YOUR CONSENT TO DATA PROCESSING
Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. The legality of data processing carried out before the revocation remains unaffected.
RIGHT TO OBJECT TO DATA COLLECTION IN SPECIAL CASES AND DIRECT MARKETING (ARTICLE 21 GDPR)
If your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing; this also applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct marketing purposes (objection under Article 21(2) GDPR).
Right to Lodge a Complaint with the Supervisory Authority
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of their habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged violation. The right to lodge a complaint is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.
Right to Data Portability
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
Information, Correction, and Erasure
Within the scope of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction or erasure of this data. For further information on personal data, please contact us at any time.
Right to Restriction of Processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time for this purpose. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:
If you contest the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the verification, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If the processing of your personal data was/is unlawful, you can request the restriction of data processing instead of erasure.
If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it for the exercise, defense, or assertion of legal claims, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of erasure.
If you have lodged an objection pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR, a balance must be struck between your interests and ours. As long as it has not yet been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such data may only be processed – aside from being stored – with your consent or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a member state.
SSL or TLS Encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the website operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Objection to Promotional Emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice
Google Fonts (Local Hosting)
This website uses Google Fonts provided by Google for consistent font rendering. Google Fonts are locally installed, and no connection to Google’s servers is made during this process.
We have integrated Wordfence on this website. The provider is Defiant Inc., 800 5th Ave Ste 4100, Seattle, WA 98104, USA (hereinafter “Wordfence”).
Wordfence is used to protect our website from unwanted access or malicious cyberattacks. To achieve this, our website establishes a permanent connection to Wordfence’s servers so that Wordfence can compare its databases with the access made to our website and potentially block them.
The use of Wordfence is based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in effectively protecting their website against cyberattacks. If consent has been requested, processing is based exclusively on Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR and Section 25(1) of the TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information on the user’s device (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time.
The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.wordfence.com/help/general-data-protection-regulation/.
Data Processing Agreement
We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) for the use of the service mentioned above. This is a data protection-related mandatory contract that ensures that this service processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
eCommerce and Payment Service Providers
Processing of Customer and Contract Data
We collect, process, and use personal customer and contract data for the establishment, content design, and modification of our contractual relationships. We only collect, process, and use user data about the use of this website (usage data) to the extent necessary to enable the user to use the service or to bill the user. The legal basis for this is Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR.
The customer data collected will be deleted after the order is completed or the business relationship is terminated, and after any statutory retention periods have expired. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
Data Transmission When Closing Contracts for Online Shops, Retailers, and Shipment of Goods
When you order goods from us, we pass on your personal data to the transport company responsible for delivery and to the payment service provider responsible for payment processing. Only data required for the respective service provider to fulfill its task will be disclosed. The legal basis for this is Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR, which allows the processing of data for the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures. If you have given your consent in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR, we will pass on your email address to the transport company responsible for delivery so that they can inform you by email about the shipping status of your order; you can revoke your consent at any time.
Data Transmission When Closing Contracts for Services and Digital Content
We only transmit personal data to third parties if this is necessary for contract processing, for example, to the bank responsible for payment processing.
Further transmission of the data does not occur or only if you have expressly consented to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties for advertising purposes without your express consent.
The basis for data processing is Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures.