Data Protection Declaration
This Data Protection Declaration will inform you about the personal data which are collected from you, processed, and/or used (the “Processing”) in the course of the use
2. Legal basis of the data processing
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data in the course of the use of our Website and the functions deployed there is Article 6(1)(b) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”), unless otherwise specified in this Data Protection Declaration.
The processing of your personal data for maintaining the function of the Website is a legitimate interest of ours as contemplated by Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
3. Data processing
Generally, you can use our Website without disclosing your identity. In conjunction with our access thereto, technical data are stored on our servers for security purposes and for statistical evaluations. In so doing, the following data are logged:
- data and time of most recent log in
- user name
- IP addresses
4. Contact form
You can establish contact with us and send us inquiries, e.g., in order to receive information about us, our products and services, or supplemental materials. For this purpose, we have set up various contact routes on our Website, e.g., the telephone numbers and email addresses of the respective points of contact. The following data can be recorded over our contact form:
- last name
- first name
- email address
6. Duration of storage
Your personal data will be stored by us to the extent that and as long as such is necessary for the processing purposes pursued by us. If you use, for example, the functions provided by us in our Website, e.g., to make inquiries with us or if you wish to receive information, then we will store the data recorded in connection therewith until the respective use relationship has been resolved or terminated. To the extent there exist any statutory or contractual retention periods extending beyond this date, which periods provide for further retention of your data, your personal data shall be erased after expiration of the respective retention periods, insofar as you have not expressly consented to the further use of your data.
7. Rights of the data subject, Article 15 et seqq. GDPR
a) Right of access, rectification, restriction, erasure, and transfer
Upon request, we will be glad to give you access to information about which personal data of yours are being processed. Should your stored data be inaccurate, then you have a claim to a commensurate rectification or restriction. In addition, you have the right to have data about your person stored with us blocked or erased, provided that the purpose of the data processing has ceased or other statutory prerequisites are present (Article 17 GDPR). Should the erasure be contradicted by any retention duties pursuant to statute, contract, tax law, or commercial law, or any other statutorily grounded reasons, then in lieu of the erasure, only the blocking of your data can take place. Moreover, you have the right to have your data transferred.
b) Right to object
You shall have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balancing of interests).
If you object, then we shall no longer process your personal data unless (i) we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing, which override your interests, rights, and freedoms, or (ii) the processing serves the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims. The objection can be made without using any particular form.
In individual cases, we will process your personal data for the purposes of direct marketing. You shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, then we shall no longer process your personal data for such purposes.
To assert the aforementioned rights and/or to receive more specific information concerning them, please contact our data protection officer or contact us directly at the following address:
If you consider that the processing of your data depicted in this Data Protection Declaration violates any provisions of law, then you can – without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy – lodge a complaint with the respectively responsible supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, your place of work, or the place of the alleged violation. The supervisory authority responsible for us is: Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Klosterwall 6, Block C, D-20095 Hamburg, Germany.