Privacy Policy

We are delighted that you have chosen to visit our website at KRONEN GmbH. Data protection and data security are very important to us when using our website. We therefore treat your personal data with absolute confidentiality in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and on the basis of this Privacy Policy. The legal basis can be found in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) in particular. In the following Privacy Policy, we would like to inform you about which of your personal data we collect when you use our website and for what purpose these data are used.

Section 1 – Scope of application

This Privacy Policy refers to the KRONEN GmbH website, which can be accessed via the domain www.kronen.eu (hereinafter referred to as “our website”).

Section 2 – Data controller

The data controller responsible for data processing is:

KRONEN GmbH
Römerstrasse 2a
77694 Kehl-Goldscheuer, Germany
Phone: +49 7854 96460
E-mail: info@kronen.eu

Section 3 – Data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company. You can contact our data protection officer at:

KRONEN GmbH
Data Protection Officer
Römerstrasse 2a
77694 Kehl-Goldscheuer, Germany
Phone: +49 7854 96460
E-mail: dsb@kronen.eu

Section 4 – Personal data

When you use this website, various personal data are processed depending on the type and extent of use. The term “personal data” refers to information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as the “data subject”). An identifiable natural person is someone who can be identified directly or indirectly (e.g. by means of an association with an online identifier). This includes information such as the person’s name, address, telephone number and date of birth.

Section 5 – Purposes and legal bases of data processing

1. Accessing and visiting our website – server log files

Nature and scope of data processing

For the purpose of facilitating the technical provision of the website, it is necessary that we process certain information that is automatically transmitted by your browser so that our website can be displayed in your browser and you can use the website. This information is automatically collected each time our website is accessed and automatically stored in so-called server log files. The information collected is as follows:

•    Browser type and version/p>

•    Operating system used

•    Website from which our website is accessed (referrer URL),

•    Host name of the accessing computer

•    Date and time of access

•    IP address of the requesting computer

The storage of the aforementioned access data is necessary for technical reasons in order to provide a functional website and to ensure system security. This also applies to the storage of your IP address, which is necessary and which could, under further conditions, at least theoretically enable an assignment to your identity. In addition to the above-mentioned purposes, we use server log files solely for the purpose of designing and optimizing our website in line with demand, purely for statistical purposes and without any reference to your identity as a person. These data are not merged with other data sources or evaluated for marketing purposes.

Storage duration

The access data collected when you use our website will only be stored for the period of time for which these data are required to fulfill the above-mentioned purposes. Your IP address will be stored on our web server for a maximum of seven days for IT security purposes.

Legal basis

Insofar as you visit our website to obtain information about our range of products and services, or even to use them, the basis for the temporary storage and processing of access data is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In addition, Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR serves as the legal basis for the temporary storage of technical access data. Our legitimate interest here is to be able to provide you with a technically flawless and user-friendly website and to ensure the security of our systems.

2. Contact and inquiry forms

Nature and scope of data processing

If you use a contact or inquiry form to send us an inquiry, we will store and accordingly further process your message/comment, including the contact details provided, for the purpose of processing and responding to your inquiry and in case any subsequent questions arise. We do not pass on this data to third parties unless this is necessary in the context of processing and answering your contact request or you have given us your corresponding consent.

Storage duration

The data you enter in the contact or inquiry form will remain with us until the purpose for storing/processing the data no longer applies (e.g. after the processing of your request has been completed). Mandatory legal provisions – retention periods in particular – remain unaffected.

Legal basis

The legal basis for this processing is, on the one hand, your explicit consent given when providing your contact details on the contact or inquiry form, pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. This consent can be revoked at any time. If you contact us within the framework of an existing contractual relationship or contact us in advance for information about our range of services or our other services, the data and information you provide will be processed for the purpose of processing and responding to your contact request in accordance with Art. 6 ( 1) sentence 1 lit. b GDPR. A further legal basis is the purpose of protecting our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 ( 1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR for proper responding to customer/contact inquiries.

3. Newsletter

Nature and scope of data processing

When you register to receive our newsletter, we use your e-mail address for advertising purposes, especially to inform you about products from our range. For statistical purposes, we can evaluate which links are clicked in the newsletter. When doing so, we are unable to identify which specific person has clicked the links.

Storage duration

Your personal data, or at least your e-mail address, are stored by our newsletter provider Cleverreach, which we have contracted as a data processor and which has data processing locations in Germany and the EU, for the duration of your newsletter subscription. When you cancel your subscription, your personal data will be removed from the mailing system after one week. If you began the double-opt-in procedure when subscribing to our newsletter but did not complete it, your e-mail address will also be erased after one week. 

Legal basis

The legal basis for this processing is your explicit consent given when registering for the newsletter, pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. This consent can be revoked at any time; you will find a corresponding link in each newsletter. You can also contact us using the contact details above.

4. Use of cookies and related functions/technologies

We use cookies for several functions on our website. Cookies are small files that are sent by us to the browser of your end device during your visit to our website and stored there. A cookie contains a string of characters that allows your browser to be uniquely identified when you return to the website. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure and to enable the provision of certain functions.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit or browser session (so-called transient cookies). Other cookies remain stored on your end device for a specified period of time or until you delete them (so-called persistent cookies). These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit. Upon written request, we are happy to provide further information on the functional cookies used. To request this information, please contact us via the contact addresses listed above.

You can change your browser settings so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies 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. You can regularly obtain the procedure for disabling cookies via the “Help” function of your Internet browser. If you disable cookies, the functionality and/or full availability of this website may be limited. For further cookie-specific setting and deactivation options, please also refer to the individual explanations of the cookies and associated functions/technologies specifically used when visiting our website provided below.

Some of the cookies that we use on our website come from third parties that help us analyze the impact of our website content and our visitors’ interests, measure the power and performance of our website, or serve customized advertising purposes and other content-related needs on our website or other websites. Within the scope of our website, we use both first-party cookies (only visible from the domain you are visiting) and third-party cookies (visible across domains and regularly set by third parties).

The cookie-based data processing is carried out on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR (legal basis) or on the basis of Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR (legal basis) to protect our legitimate interests. Our legitimate interests here in particular lie in being able to provide you with a technically optimized website that is user-friendly and tailored to your needs, as well as in ensuring the security of our systems. You can revoke any consent that you have given us at any time, for example by deactivating the cookie-based tools/plugins listed in detail in the following overview. You can also use the corresponding settings to object to processing based on legitimate interests.

Various types of cookies are used on our website as part of cookie-based tools/plugins, the nature and function of which are explained in more detail below.

a) Statistics and analysis

Technically necessary cookies

We use technically necessary cookies that are required for the website to function and therefore cannot be disabled. If necessary, you can set your browser to block these cookies. Doing so, however, may cause some areas of the website to no longer work. The use of the respective cookie is based on Section 25 (1) sentence 1 of the German Telecommunications and Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG). The following processing of personal data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

Name First/third-party Description Storage duration
cookieconsent_optin_status KRONEN Cookie consent: Stores that the cookie notification has already been given so that it does not appear again. 1 year
avsite_optin_* KRONEN Cookie consent: Stores which cookie categories the user has consented to. 2 years
be_typo_user TYPO3 Tells TYPO3 if the visitor has logged into the TYPO3 back end and which back-end user is being used. Session

Marketing cookies

These cookies may be set by our marketing partners through our website. In particular, our partners use these cookies to create a profile of your interests and to display targeted advertising to you on other websites, particularly based on a unique identification of your browser and IT system. The use of the respective cookie is based on Section 25 (1) sentence 1 TTDSG. The following processing of personal data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR.

Name First/third-party Description Storage duration
_ga Google Analytics The user’s end device is recognized for the creation of accumulated statistics. 2 years
_gid Google Analytics The user’s end device is recognized in order to identify the end device in real time. 24 hours
dc_gtm<property-id> Google Analytics Controls the loading of the Google Analytics script when the page is first accessed. 1 minute
AMP_TOKEN Google Analytics Fast-charging function for mobile terminals. 30 seconds to 1 year
gac<property-id> Google Analytics For the evaluation of advertising campaigns, Google Ads and Analytics data are linked with the aid of an ID number in order to be able to track how many users reach our website via Google ads. 90 days
test_cookie (Advertising network from Google) doubleclick.net (third-party) Google Ads sets a test cookie to check whether the user’s browser accepts cookies. 15 minutes
IDE Google Tag Manager (advertising network from Google) doubleclick.net (third-party) Contains a randomly generated user ID. Based on this ID, Google can recognize the user across different websites and display personalized advertising. 1 year
_gcl_au Google Ads (integration via GTM) Our Domain (first-party) Contains a randomly generated user ID and is required to use the Tag Manager. The Tag Manager is a web application via which the marketing tools Google Analytics and Google Ads and LinkedIn can be controlled centrally. 90 days
_gcl_aw Google Ads (integration via GTM) Our Domain (first-party) This cookie is set when a user clicks on a Google ad to reach the website. It contains information about which ad was clicked, so that successes achieved, such as orders or contact requests, can be attributed to the ad. 90 days
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE YOUTUBE This cookie tries to estimate the user bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. 179 days

b) Google Analytics

Nature and scope of data processing

This website uses the functions of Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. These are cookies from Google itself (Google Analytics cookies) and so-called third-party cookies (Double Click cookies). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (for example the time, location and frequency of your website visit, including your IP address) is usually transferred to a Google LLC server (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) in the USA and stored there. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google Ireland Limited and Google LLC are hereinafter jointly referred to as “Google”.

Google Analytics uses cookies (first-party cookies), which enable an analysis of your use of the website. However, this does not mean that we thereby obtain direct knowledge of your identity. Google uses the information generated by the cookies on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. This allows us to improve the quality of our website and its content. We ascertain – on the basis of statistical analyses – how the website is used and can thus constantly optimize our offer.

In the context of the use of Google Analytics, personal data may be transferred to countries outside the EU/EEA, in particular the USA. In order to be able to ensure adequate protection of your personal data in the event of the transfer of personal data to such so-called third countries, we have concluded so-called standard contractual clauses with Google. In addition, we are in constant exchange with Google Analytics to ensure the protection of your personal data with any additional measures that may be necessary.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA and thereby anonymized. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. According to Google’s own information, the IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data about you. We would like to point out that, on this website, Google Analytics has been extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure the anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

Disabling Google Analytics via a browser plugin

You can prevent Google Analytics cookies from being stored by setting your browser software accordingly (see above). You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Preventing Google Analytics by setting an opt-out cookie

You can also prevent Google Analytics cookies from being stored by setting an opt-out cookie  in your browser.

Specifically, the following tracking cookies are used by Google Analytics: see the information under item 4 a) in the “Marketing cookies” section.

More information on the handling of user data at Google Analytics and the its principles of security and data protection, as well as setting and objection options, can be found in Google’s Privacy Policy, available via the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Storage duration

The storage period of the data in Google Analytics is set at 14 months . The cookies set by Google Analytics are valid for up to two years (see the information in section 4 a) under “Marketing cookies”).

Legal basis

The legal basis for the use is your expressly given consent, pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time by deactivating cookies in your browser settings for the future.

You can grant us your consent voluntarily when you call up our website by pressing the corresponding button in the “cookie banner”.

c) Google Ads

Nature and scope of data processing

Our website uses Google Ads, an online advertising program from Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter referred to as “Google”). With the Remarketing function, we can show users of our website advertising on other websites within the Google advertising network according to their respective interests. For this purpose, the usage behavior and interaction on our website are analyzed. In addition, we use so-called “Conversion Tracking” within the scope of our use of the Google Ads service. When you click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie for conversion tracking is set for you. For more information, please visit: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads. There, you can also disable the use of cookies by Google.

In the context of using Google Ads, personal data may be transferred to countries outside the EU and EEA, in particular the USA. In order to be able to ensure adequate protection of your personal data in case of the transfer of personal data to such so-called third countries, we have concluded so-called standard contractual clauses with Google. In addition, we are in constant exchange with Google to ensure the protection of your personal data with any additional measures that may be necessary.

Storage duration

The cookies set by Google Ads are valid for up to 90 days (see the information in the “Marketing cookies” section under point 4 a) above).

Legal basis

The legal basis for the use is your expressly given consent, pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time by deactivating cookies in your browser settings for the future.

You can grant us your consent voluntarily when you access our website by pressing the corresponding button in the “cookie settings”.

d) Google Tag Manager

Nature and scope of data processing

Our website uses Google Tag Manager from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, to manage website tags. In doing so, the Tag Manager itself does not collect any personal data, but merely integrates the services mentioned in this Privacy Policy, which may, in turn, collect personal data. If a deactivation has been made at a domain or cookie level, it remains in place for all services implemented with Google Tag Manager. For more information, please visithttps://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/tag-manager/use-policy/

Storage duration

The cookies set by Google Tag Manager are valid for up to one year (see the information provided in section 4 a) above under “Marketing cookies”).

Legal basis

The legal basis for the use is your expressly given consent, Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time by deactivating cookies in your browser settings for the future.

You can give us your consent voluntarily by clicking on the corresponding button in the “cookie banner” when you call up our website.

e) YouTube

Nature and scope of data processing

Our website uses the plugins of the video platform YouTube to embed videos and play them directly on our website. The operator of the video platform is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (hereinafter referred to as “YouTube”). YouTube is a company affiliated with Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter referred to as “Google”).

The integration of YouTube videos takes place in so-called “extended data protection mode”, which, according to the provider, only triggers the storage of user information when the video(s) is/are played. The transfer of data to YouTube partners, on the other hand, is not necessarily excluded by the extended data protection mode. Thus, regardless of whether you watch a video, YouTube establishes a connection to the Google DoubleClick network.

When you activate embedded videos on our website, a connection to YouTube’s servers is established and the transfer of data is started. We have no influence on the scope and content of the data that is transmitted to YouTube and possibly other YouTube partners by activating the plugin. Among other things, the YouTube server is told which of our pages you have visited. According to YouTube, this information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve the user experience, and prevent abusive behavior. YouTube uses cookies to collect information about user behavior. The cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. You can prevent YouTube from storing cookies by adjusting the appropriate settings in your browser software (see above).

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account before activating the play button.

YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

For more information on the handling of user data, please refer to YouTube’s Privacy Policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

5. Google reCAPTCHA

For our newsletter subscription, contact form and inquiry form, we use the Google reCAPTCHA service in order to determine whether a human or a computer is entering certain information in our contact, inquiry or newsletter subscription form. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). Google uses the following data to determine whether you are a human or a computer: IP address of the device used, the web page that you visit on our website and on which the CAPTCHA is used, the date and duration of your visit, the identification data of the browser and operating system type used, your Google account if you are logged into Google, mouse movements on the reCAPTCHA surfaces and tests in which you are required to identify images. You can find further information on Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s Privacy Policy via the following link: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
The legal basis for the data processing within the framework of the reCAPTCHA service is Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in this data processing to guarantee the security of our website and to protect ourselves against automated entries (attacks), especially against violations such as automated spying and spam.

Section 6 – Other processing purposes

1. Compliance with legal regulations

We also process your personal data to comply with other legal obligations that we may have in connection with our business. This includes, in particular, retention periods under commercial, trade or tax law. In doing so, we process your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. c GDPR (legal basis) for the fulfillment of a legal obligation to which we are subject.

2. Legal enforcement

We also process your personal data in order to be able to assert our rights and enforce our legal claims, as well as to be able to defend ourselves against legal claims. Finally, we process your personal data to the extent necessary in order to prevent (or prosecute) criminal offenses. We process your personal data in this context to protect our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR (legal basis) insofar as we assert legal claims, defend ourselves in legal disputes or prevent or investigate criminal acts (legitimate interest).

3. Consent

Insofar as you have given us consent to process personal data for certain purposes (e.g. sending information material and offers), the lawfulness of this processing is based on your consent. Consent given can be revoked at any time. This also applies to the revocation of declarations of consent given to us before the GDPR came into force, i.e. Before 5/25/2018. Please note that such a revocation is only effective for the future, and processing operations up to that point are not affected.

Section 7 – Recipients of data

Within our company, access to your data is granted to the departments that require these data to fulfill our contractual and legal obligations. Service providers and vicarious agents used by us (e.g. technical service providers, shipping companies and waste disposal companies) may also receive data for these purposes. We limit the transfer of your personal data to what is necessary while taking into account the requirements of data protection law. In some cases, the recipients receive your personal data as processors and are then bound by our strict instructions when handling your personal data. In some cases, the recipients act independently under their own responsibility for data protection and in doing so, are also obliged to comply with the requirements of the GDPR and other data protection regulations.

Finally, in individual cases we transmit personal data to our consultants in legal or tax matters, whereby these recipients are obligated to comply with special confidentiality and secrecy regulations due to their professional status.

Section 8 – Data transfer to third countries

In the context of using the above-mentioned tools, for example Google, we may transfer your IP address to third countries (see above). Otherwise, we do not transfer your personal data to countries outside the EU or the EEA or to international organizations unless expressly stated otherwise in this Privacy Policy or unless you have given us your consent to do so on the website.

Section 9 – Duration of data storage

We initially process and store your personal data for the duration for which the respective purpose of use requires corresponding storage (see above for the individual processing purposes). This may also include the periods of initiation of a contract (pre-contractual legal relationship) and the processing of a contract. On this basis, personal data are regularly erased within the context of the fulfillment of our contractual and/or legal obligations, unless their temporary further processing is necessary for the following purposes:

•    Fulfillment of legal storage obligations, which result, for example, from the German Commercial Code (Sections 238, 257 [4] HGB) and the German Fiscal Code (Section 147 [3], 4 AO). The periods specified there for storage and documentation are up to ten years.

•    Preservation of evidence, while taking into account the statute of limitations. According to Sections 194 ff. of the German Civil Code (BGB), these limitation periods can be up to 30 years, with the regular limitation period being three years.

Section 10 – Data security

Personal data are protected by us by means of appropriate technical and organizational measures in order to ensure an adequate level of protection and to safeguard the personal rights of the persons concerned. The measures taken serve, among other things, to prevent unauthorized access to the technical equipment used by us and to protect personal data from unauthorized disclosure by third parties. In particular, this website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content such as your contact requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the browser address bar changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser bar. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties. Nevertheless, we would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may contain security flaws. Complete protection of the data against access by third parties is therefore not possible.

Section 11 – Links (hyperlinks) to third-party websites

Our website contains links (so-called hyperlinks) to websites of third parties (e.g. website of another company), via which you are forwarded to the respective website. You can recognize such a redirection by the changed URL (Uniform Resource Locator) in your browser, among other things. We have no influence on the handling of your personal data on a linked website and accept no responsibility in this regard. Please refer to the respective company’s website for more information in this regard.

Section 12 – Your rights as a data subject

As a data subject whose personal data are processed by us, you have the following rights:

1. Right of access

You are entitled to request the disclosure of information regarding which of your personal data are processed by us at any time within the scope of Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you can request the disclosure of information about the processing purposes, the category of data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, and the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making (including profiling) and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details. The restrictions of Section 34 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) apply.

2. Right to rectification

If the information concerning you is not (or is no longer) correct, you can request the rectification of incorrect data or the completion of your data stored by us in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR.

3. Right to erasure

You are entitled to request the erasure of your personal data from us under the conditions of Art. 17 GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the exercising of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a statutory obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims. In addition, the restrictions of Section 35 BDSG apply.

4. Right to restriction of processing

Within the framework of the requirements of Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of the data concerning you, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you or the processing is unlawful, if we no longer need the data and you refuse to allow their deletion because you need them for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims. You also have this right under Article 18 GDPR if you have objected to the processing in accordance with Article 21 GDPR.

5. Right to data portability

In accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format, or to request that it be transferred to another data controller.

6. Right to revoke a declaration of consent under data protection law

In accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR, you have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. Please note that the revocation is only effective for the future. The lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until said revocation is not affected by the revocation.

7. Information about your right to object pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR

You have the right to object to the processing of your data that is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests) or Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. e GDPR (data processing in the public interest) at any time, if there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation. In the event of an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. We will consider an objection to any direct marketing measures immediately and without further consideration of existing interests. The objection can be made without any formalities and should be sent via the above-mentioned contact options.

8. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

If you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you violates the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence, your place of work or our company headquarters for this purpose. A list of data protection supervisory authorities and their contact details can be found via the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/EN/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

9. Other concerns

For further data protection questions and concerns, please contact our Data Protection Officer. We kindly ask you to address corresponding inquiries as well as the exercising of your aforementioned rights to us via the above-mentioned contact options.

Section 13 – Obligation to provide data

In principle, you are not obliged to provide us with your personal data. However, if you do not do so, we will not be able to provide you with unrestricted access to our website or respond to your inquiries to us. Personal data that we do not absolutely require for the above-mentioned processing purposes are marked accordingly as voluntary information.

Section 14 – Automated decision-making/profiling

We do not use automated decision making or profiling (an automated analysis of your personal circumstances).

Section 15 – Topicality and amendments to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is currently valid and shall remain so as of January 23, 2023.

Due to the continuous development and improvement of our website and offers contained therein, or due to changes in statutory or regulatory requirements, it may become necessary to change this Privacy Policy from time to time.