1. Data protection at a glance
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website is processed by the operator of the website. You can find the contact details of the operator in the imprint of the website.
How do we collect your data?
Some data is collected when you provide it to us. This can be, for example, data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is primarily technical data such as the browser you use and the operating system or the time of the page call. This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data may be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have in relation to your data?
You have the right at any time to receive free information about your stored data, its origin and recipients, and the purpose for which it was collected. You also have the right to correct, block and delete this data. If you have further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. Of course, you can also file a complaint with the relevant supervisory authorities.
Analytics and third-party tools
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how you can exercise your options in this regard.
2 General information and mandatory data
Protection of your data
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
The responsible party for data processing on this website is
An der RaumFabrik 31b
Mr. Heiko Schneefeld
The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Withdrawal of consent to the processing of your data.
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. An informal e-mail with this request is sufficient. The data processed until receipt of your request may continue to be processed lawfully.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract automatically handed over to yourself or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done insofar as it is technically possible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address bar of your browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock symbol is displayed in the address bar of your browser.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
Within the framework of the legal provisions, you have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data as well as its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing. You also have the right to correct, block and delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in our imprint.
Objection to advertising e-mails
The use of contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation by third parties for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.
3. data protection officer
Statutory data protection officer
For information, questions, suggestions and complaints regarding data protection, please contact our data protection officer.
An der RaumFabrik 31b
4. data collection on our website
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain in the memory of your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser on your next visit.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in so-called “server log files”. These are:
browser type and browser version
Operating system used
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of the server request
This data is not merged with data from other sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data for the performance of a contract or for pre-contractual measures.
If you send us inquiries via contact form, your data from the form including the contact data 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.
We therefore only process the data you enter in the contact form with your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a) DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time. An informal e-mail with this request is sufficient. The data processed until receipt of your request may continue to be processed lawfully.
The data you provide in the contact form will be stored by us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after the request has been dealt with). Mandatory legal provisions, in particular regarding legal retention periods, remain unaffected by this regulation.
Data transfer when registering for services and digital content
We transmit personal data to third parties only insofar as this is necessary for the fulfillment of the contract with you, e.g. to the credit institution commissioned with the payment processing.
Your data will not be passed on for other purposes unless you have given your express consent to this. Your data will not be passed on to third parties for advertising purposes without your express consent.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data for the performance of a contract or for pre-contractual measures.
5. analytics and advertising
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. This is operated by Google Inc. with headquarters at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize its website and advertising.
We have activated IP anonymization on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transferred to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information 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 to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
You can prevent the storage of these cookies by making the appropriate setting in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and 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?hl=en.
Objection to the collection of data
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that will prevent the collection of your data during future visits to this website: Google Analytics opt-out.
Outsourced data processing
We have concluded a contract with Google for the outsourcing of data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Demographic data collection by Google Analytics
This website uses the demographic functions of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data comes from Google interest-based advertising and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google account or prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics, as described in the section “Objection to data collection”.
Data for the newsletter
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require a valid email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected or only on a voluntary basis. We use this data only for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
We therefore only process the data you enter in the contact form with your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO. You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the email address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The data processed until receipt of your request may continue to be processed lawfully.
The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used for sending the newsletter until you unsubscribe from the newsletter, after which this data will be deleted. Data that we have stored for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the member area) remain unaffected by this.
This website uses the services of MailChimp for sending newsletters. This service is provided by Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
MailChimp is a service that organizes and evaluates the sending of newsletters. When you provide data (e.g. your email address) to subscribe to our newsletter, this data is stored on MailChimp servers in the USA.
MailChimp is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. The Privacy Shield is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA to ensure compliance with European data protection standards in the United States.
We use MailChimp to analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an email sent by MailChimp, a file contained in the email (a so-called web beacon) connects to MailChimp’s servers in the USA. This allows us to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links you click on. In addition, technical information is collected (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to a specific recipient. It is used exclusively for the statistical evaluation of our newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better tailor future newsletters to your interests.
If you do not want your use of the newsletter to be analyzed by MailChimp, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a link in every newsletter we send. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.
The data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The data processed until your revocation may continue to be processed lawfully.
The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used for sending the newsletter until you unsubscribe, after which this data will be deleted from our servers and those of MailChimp. Data that we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the member area) remain unaffected.
Conclusion of a data processing agreement
We have concluded a data processing agreement with MailChimp, in which we oblige MailChimp to protect our customers’ data and not to pass it on to third parties. This agreement can be viewed at the following link: https://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement/sample-agreement/.
7. plugins and tools
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit one of our pages provided with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing design of our website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO.
Version 1.1 – published on June 11, 2021.