Private Policy

Personal data (hereinafter mostly referred to as “data”) are processed by us only within the scope of necessity and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly internet presence, including its contents and the services offered there.

According to Art. 4 No. 1 of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e., the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “DSGVO”), “processing” is any operation or set of operations carried out with or without the help of automated processes in connection with personal data, such as the collection, recording, organization, ordering, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or another form of provision, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

With the following privacy statement, we inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration, and legal basis of the processing of personal data, insofar as we either alone or jointly with others decide on the purposes and means of processing. We also inform you below about the third-party components we use for optimization purposes and to enhance the quality of use, insofar as third parties process data under their own responsibility.

1. Data Protection at a Glance

General Information

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy listed below this text.

Data Collection on This Website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the section “Note on the Responsible Entity” in this privacy policy.

How do we collect your data?

Your data is collected firstly when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter in a contact form.

Other data is automatically collected or collected upon your consent when you visit the website by our IT systems. This is mainly technical data (e.g., internet browser, operating system, or time of page view). The collection of this data occurs automatically as soon as you enter this website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the error-free provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right at any time to obtain information free of charge about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

For this, as well as for further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time.

Analysis Tools and Third-Party Tools

When visiting this website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done with so-called analysis programs.

Detailed information about these analysis programs can be found in the following privacy policy.

2. Hosting

External Hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). The personal data collected on this website are stored on the hoster’s servers. This mainly involves IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website accesses, and other data generated through a website.

The use of the hoster is for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO) and in the interest of a secure, fast, and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

Our hoster will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfill its service obligations and to follow our instructions regarding these data.

We use the following hoster:

SiteGround Hosting Ltd.
3rd Floor, 11-12 St. James’s Square
London SW1Y 4LB

Conclusion of a Contract for Order Processing

To ensure compliant data processing, we have concluded a contract for order processing with our hoster.

3. General Information and Mandatory Information

Private Policy

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains which data we collect and what we use them for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

We point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g., communication by email) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Note on the Responsible Entity

The responsible entity for data processing on this website is:

Mathias Dambacher
Rainweg 18
85123 Karlskron

Phone: +49 (0) 15751377706
E-Mail: kontakt@mathiasdambacher.com

The responsible entity is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g., names, email addresses, etc.).

Duration of Storage

Unless a more specific storage period has been specified in this privacy policy, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for data processing no longer applies. If you assert a legitimate request for deletion or revoke consent to data processing, your data will be deleted, unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g., tax or commercial law retention periods); in the latter case, deletion will occur after these reasons no longer apply.

Notice on Data Transfer to the USA and other Third Countries

We use tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that are not secure from a data protection perspective. When these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to and processed in these third countries. We would like to point out that in these countries, a level of data protection comparable to that in the EU cannot be guaranteed. For example, US companies are obligated to release personal data to security authorities without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against this. Therefore, it cannot be excluded that US authorities (e.g., intelligence services) process, evaluate, and permanently store your data located on US servers for surveillance purposes. We have no control over these processing activities.

Revocation of Your Consent to Data Processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke consent that you have already given at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to Object to Data Collection in Special Cases and to Direct Advertising (Art. 21 DSGVO)

IF THE DATA PROCESSING IS BASED ON ART. 6 PARA. 1 LIT. E OR F DSGVO, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME, FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION, TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH A PROCESSING IS BASED CAN BE FOUND IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU OBJECT, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING THAT OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS, AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING IS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT, EXERCISE, OR DEFENSE OF LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION UNDER ART. 21 PARA. 1 DSGVO).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED TO CONDUCT DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS RELATED TO SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT ADVERTISING (OBJECTION UNDER ART. 21 PARA. 2 DSGVO).

Right to File Complaints with the Competent Supervisory Authority

In the case of violations of the GDPR, those affected have the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority, especially in the member state of their habitual residence, their place of work, or the place of the alleged violation. The right to file a complaint is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedies.

Right to Data Portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

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 site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the change in the browser’s address line from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock icon in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Right of Access, Erasure, and Correction

Under applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to obtain free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient, and the purpose of data processing, and, if necessary, a right to correct or delete these data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time.

Right to Restrict Processing

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For this purpose, you can contact us at any time. The right to restrict processing applies in the following cases:

  • If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the review, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
  • f the processing of your personal data was/is unlawful, you can request the restriction of data processing instead of deletion.
  • we no longer need your personal data, but you need them to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
  • If you have lodged an objection under Art. 21 Para. DSGVO, 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, these data – apart from their storage may only be processed 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.

4. Data Collection on This Website

Cookies

Our website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that do not cause any damage to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your device. Session cookies are automatically deleted after your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them yourself or an automatic deletion is carried out by your web browser.

Partially, cookies from third-party companies may also be stored on your device when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services of the third-party company (e.g., cookies for processing payment services).

Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g., the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behavior or display advertising.

Cookies that are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or to provide certain functions you wish to use (functional cookies, e.g., for the shopping cart function) or to optimize the website (e.g., cookies to measure the web audience) are stored based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If consent to store cookies has been requested, the relevant cookies are stored exclusively on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO); consent can be revoked at any time.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

If cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you separately within the framework of this privacy policy and, if necessary, ask for consent.

Cookie Consent with Borlabs Cookie

Our website uses Borlabs Cookie consent technology to obtain your consent to store certain cookies in your browser and to document it in compliance with data protection regulations. The provider of this technology is Borlabs – Benjamin A. Bornschein, Rübenkamp 32, 22305 Hamburg, Germany (hereinafter referred to as Borlabs).

When you enter our website, a Borlabs cookie is stored in your browser, which stores the consents you have given or the revocation of these consents. These data are not passed on to the provider of Borlabs Cookie.

The collected data will be stored until you request us to delete them, delete the Borlabs cookie yourself, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Mandatory statutory retention periods remain unaffected. Details on the data processing of Borlabs Cookie can be found athttps://de.borlabs.io/kb/welche-daten-speichert-borlabs-cookie/.

The use of Borlabs Cookie consent technology is carried out to obtain the legally required consents for the use of cookies. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO.

Contact Form

Contact Form When you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) or on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) if it has been requested.

The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g., after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

Inquiries by Email, Telephone, or Fax

If you contact us by email, telephone, or fax, your inquiry, including all resulting personal data (name, inquiry), will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) or on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) if it has been requested.

The data you send to us via contact requests remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to its storage, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g., after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.

Analysis Tools and Advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics allows the website operator to analyze the behavior of website visitors. The website operator receives various usage data, such as page views, duration of stay, operating systems used, and the origin of the user. These data may be summarized by Google into a profile that is assigned to the respective user or their device.

Google Analytics also records your mouse and scroll movements and clicks, among other things. Furthermore, Google Analytics uses various modeling approaches to supplement the collected data sets and employs machine learning technologies in data analysis.

Google Analytics uses technologies that enable the recognition of the user for the purpose of analyzing user behavior (e.g., cookies or device fingerprinting). The information collected by Google about the use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

This analysis tool is used based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising. If the corresponding consent has been requested (e.g., consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; 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://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.

IP Anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

Browser Plugin

You can prevent Google from collecting and processing your data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

More information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Order Processing

We have concluded a contract with Google for order processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Duration of Storage

Data stored at Google at user and event level that are linked to cookies, user identifiers (e.g., User ID), or advertising IDs (e.g., DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) are anonymized or deleted after 2 months. You can find more details on this at the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=de

Email Privacy Policy

Mandatory Information According to Article 13 DSGVO

In the case of initial contact, we are obliged under Art. 12, 13 DSGVO to provide you with the following mandatory data protection information: If you contact us by email, we process your personal data only to the extent that there is a legitimate interest in processing (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO), you have consented to the data processing (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO), the processing is necessary for the negotiation, establishment, content arrangement, or modification of a legal relationship between you and us (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO), or another legal norm permits the processing. Your personal data will remain with us until you ask us to delete them, revoke your consent to storage, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g., after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions, especially tax and commercial law retention periods, remain unaffected. You have the right at any time to obtain information free of charge about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to object, the right to data portability, and the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. Furthermore, you can request the correction, deletion, and under certain circumstances the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

For details, please refer to our privacy policy.