Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH
Meisenweg 4
D-46284 Dorsten

Tel. +49 2366 – 569 909 – 0
Fax: +49 2366 – 569 909 – 9

Managing Director: Janine Galonska

Commercial register number: HRB 16464

Editorial responsibility:
Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH

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Copyright 2022 Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH

External references and links
We would like to point out that Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH does not assume any liability for damages that may result from downloading or using the aforementioned software. In its decision of May 12, 1998, the Hamburg Regional Court ruled that the inclusion of a hyperlink or link may lead to co-responsibility for the content of the linked page.

According to the regional court, this can only be prevented by expressly distancing oneself from these contents. We have placed hyperlinks or links to other pages on the Internet on this website. We have no influence on the design and content of the linked pages.

The Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH dissociates itself altogether from all contents of all linked pages on our website.

This declaration applies to all links and hyperlinks on our website. Please do not use the links if you do not fully agree with this statement.

Copyright
The layout of the homepage, the graphics and images used, the collection and individual contributions are protected by copyright. Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH reserves all rights including the rights of photomechanical reproduction, the duplication and distribution via special processes (e.g. data processing, data carriers, data networks).

Data protection
If the opportunity for the input of personal or business data (email addresses, name, addresses) is given, the input of these data takes place voluntarily. Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH expressly declares that it will not pass this data on to third parties and will use it exclusively for the purpose of conducting business relations. Furthermore, upon request, a deletion of all personal data can be submitted in writing, whereupon a deletion will take place immediately.

Google Analytics
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Legal validity
This disclaimer is part of the internet offer of Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH. If individual formulations or parts of this text no longer correspond or no longer fully correspond to the current legal situation, the remaining parts of this declaration remain unaffected.

Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH uses cookies for various purposes, e.g. to offer our services, to improve our website and to display pages from our partners (see also our privacy policy). You have the option whether only necessary cookies should be used or whether you would like to accept additional cookies. By default, necessary services are active.

You can either declare your consent for all cookies here, or adapt it to your wishes under “Settings”.

At any time, you can revoke or change with effect for the future via the “Additional information and settings” control panel.

Privacy policy

We are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH. The use of the Internet pages of the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH is possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wants to use special services of our enterprise via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH. By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights by means of this data protection declaration.

As the controller, the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can always be vulnerable to security risks, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

1. Definitions

The data protection declaration of the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH is based on the terms used by the European Directive and Ordinance when issuing the General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO). Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terminology used in advance.

We use the following terms, among others, in this privacy policy:

  • a) Personal data
  • Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
  • b) Data subject
  • Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.
  • c) Processing
  • Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
  • d) Restriction of processing
  • Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.
  • e) Profiling
  • Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects relating to that natural person’s job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or change of location
  • f) Pseudonymization
  • Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separate and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
  • g) Controller or person responsible for processing.
  • The controller or person responsible for processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its designation may be provided for under Union or Member State law.
  • h) Processor
  • Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the Controller.
  • i) Recipient
  • Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not a third party. However, public authorities that may receive Personal Data in the context of a specific investigative task under Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients.
  • j) Third Party
  • Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.
  • k) Consent
  • Consent shall mean any freely given indication of the data subject’s wishes for the specific case in an informed and unambiguous manner, in the form of a statement or any other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject indicates that he or she consents to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. Name and address of the controller.

The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH

Meisenweg, 4

46284 Dorsten

Germany

Tel.: 023665699090

E-Mail: info@riff-systemhaus.online

Website: www.riff-systemhaus.online

3. Cookies

The internet pages of Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files, which are filed and stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Numerous Internet pages and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters by which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited Internet pages and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the data subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognized and identified via the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized for the user. Cookies enable us, as already mentioned, to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter his or her access data each time he or she visits the website, because this is handled by the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online store. The online store remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.

4. Collection of general data and information.

The website of the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH collects a series of general data and information with each call-up of the website by a data subject or automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The following data may be collected: (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of an access to the website, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed (1) to deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) to optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for these, (3) to ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. Therefore, the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH analyzes anonymously collected data and information on one hand, and on the other hand, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.

5. Registration on our website

The data subject has the possibility to register on the website of the controller by providing personal data. Which personal data are transmitted to the controller in the process results from the respective input mask used for the registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the controller and for its own purposes. The controller may arrange for the data to be transferred to one or more processors, for example a parcel service provider, who will also use the personal data exclusively for an internal use attributable to the controller.

By registering on the website of the controller, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the data subject, the date as well as the time of registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that only in this way can the misuse of our services be prevented and, if necessary, this data makes it possible to clarify committed crimes. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary for the protection of the data controller. As a matter of principle, this data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to pass it on or the passing on serves the purpose of criminal prosecution.

The registration of the data subject by voluntarily providing personal data serves the purpose of the controller to offer the data subject content or services which, due to the nature of the matter, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to modify the personal data provided during registration at any time or to have it completely deleted from the data stock of the controller.

The controller shall provide any data subject at any time, upon request, with information about what personal data is stored about the data subject. Furthermore, the controller shall correct or delete personal data at the request or indication of the data subject, provided that this does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations. The entire staff of the controller shall be available to the data subject as contact persons in this context.

6. Subscription to our newsletter

On the website of the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our enterprise’s newsletter. The personal data transmitted to the controller when the user subscribes to our newsletter will be specified in the input mask used for this purpose.

The Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH informs its customers and business partners at regular intervals by means of a newsletter about enterprise offers. The newsletter of our enterprise can basically only be received by the data subject, if (1) the data subject has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject registers for the newsletter mailing. For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address entered by a data subject for the first time for newsletter dispatch using the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation e-mail serves to verify whether the owner of the e-mail address as the data subject has authorized the receipt of the newsletter.

When registering for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system used by the data subject at the time of registration, as assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP), as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later point in time and therefore serves the legal protection of the controller.

The personal data collected in the context of a registration for the newsletter are used exclusively for sending our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a registration in this regard, as could be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter offer or changes to the technical circumstances. No personal data collected as part of the newsletter service will be passed on to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data that the data subject has given us for the newsletter mailing can be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revoking consent, a corresponding link can be found in each newsletter. Furthermore, it is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter mailing directly on the website of the controller at any time or to notify the controller of this in another way.

7. Newsletter tracking

The newsletters of Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in such e-mails that are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This enables a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH may see if and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject, and which links in the e-mail were called up by the data subject.

Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters will be stored and analyzed by the controller in order to optimize the newsletter dispatch and to better tailor the content of future newsletters to the interests of the data subject. This personal data will not be disclosed to third parties. Data subjects are entitled at any time to revoke the separate declaration of consent given in this regard via the double opt-in procedure. After revocation, this personal data will be deleted by the controller. The Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH automatically regards a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.

8. Contact possibility via the website

Based on statutory provisions, the website of the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH contains data that enable a quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or by using a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be stored automatically. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the controller will be stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. No disclosure of this personal data to third parties will take place.

9. Comment function in the blog on the website.

The Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH offers users the possibility to leave individual comments on individual blog contributions on a blog, which is on the website of the controller. A blog is a portal maintained on a website, usually publicly viewable, in which one or more persons, called bloggers or web bloggers, can post articles or write down thoughts in so-called blogposts. The blogposts can usually be commented on by third parties.

If a data subject leaves a comment on the blog published on this website, in addition to the comments left by the data subject, information on the time of comment entry and the user name (pseudonym) chosen by the data subject will be stored and published. Furthermore, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the person concerned is also logged. This storage of the IP address is done for security reasons and in case the data subject violates the rights of third parties by posting a comment or posts illegal content. The storage of this personal data is therefore in the controller’s own interest, so that the controller could exculpate itself if necessary in the event of an infringement. There is no disclosure of this collected personal data to third parties, unless such disclosure is required by law or serves the legal defense of the controller.

10. Subscription of comments in the blog on the Internet page.

The comments made in the blog of Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH can generally be subscribed to by third parties. In particular, it is possible for a commentator to subscribe to the comments following his or her comment on a particular blog post.

If a data subject opts for the option to subscribe to comments, the controller will send an automatic confirmation e-mail in order to verify in a double opt-in procedure that the owner of the specified e-mail address has indeed opted for this option. The option to subscribe to comments can be terminated at any time.

11. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data.

The controller shall process and store personal data of the data subject only for the period of time necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage or where provided for by the European Directive and Regulation or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

If the storage purpose ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation Maker or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

12. Rights of the data subject

  • a) Right to confirmation
  • Every data subject has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
  • b) Right of access
  • Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to obtain at any time from the controller, free of charge, information about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of that information. In addition, the European Directive and Regulation Legislator has granted the data subject access to the following information:
  • the purposes of processing
  • the categories of personal data processed
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organizations
  • possibly, the envisaged duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
  • the existence of a right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning him or her, or the restriction of processing by the controller, or a right to object to such processing
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
  • if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: Any available information about the origin of the data
  • The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.
  • Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information about the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.
  • If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.
  • c) Right to rectification
  • Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to demand the immediate rectification of any inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data – also by means of a supplementary declaration – taking into account the purposes of the processing.
  • If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectify, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
  • d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
  • Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to obtain from the controller the erasure without delay of personal data concerning him or her, where one of the following grounds applies and insofar as the processing is no longer necessary:
  • The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
  • The data subject revokes his or her consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) DS-GVO or Art. 9(2)(a) DS-GVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) DS-GVO and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) DS-GVO.
  • The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
  • The erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
  • The personal data has been collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Article 8(1) DS-GVO.
  • If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to arrange for the erasure of personal data stored by the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. The employee of the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH will arrange for the erasure request to be complied with immediately.
  • If the personal data was made public by the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH and our company is responsible pursuant to Art. 17 Para. 1 DS-GVO, Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH shall implement reasonable measures, including technical measures, to compensate other data controllers for processing the published personal data, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation in order to enable the data subject to request from those other data controllers to erase all links to the personal data or copies or replications of the personal data. Personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The employee of the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH will arrange the necessary in individual cases.
  • e) Right to restriction of processing
  • Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing where one of the following conditions is met:
  • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
  • The processing is unlawful, the data subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of the use of the personal data.
  • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
  • The data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) of the GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
  • If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. The employee of the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH will arrange the restriction of the processing.
  • f) Right to data portability
  • Each data subject concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to obtain personal data concerning him or her, which has been provided by the data subject to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she also has the right to transmit such data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data have been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
  • Furthermore, when exercising the right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller where technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other individuals.
  • In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH.
  • g) Right to object
  • Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DS-GVO. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
  • The Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  • If the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data processed for such marketing. This also applies to the profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
  • In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out by the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO), unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.
  • In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact any employee of the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH or another employee. The data subject is also free to exercise his/her right to object in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
  • h) Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling.
  • Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, unless the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is permitted by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and that law contains suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is made with the data subject’s explicit consent.
  • If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) it is made with the data subject’s explicit consent, the Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, which include at least the right to obtain the data subject’s involvement on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.
  • If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated decisions, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
  • i) Right to withdraw consent under data protection law.
  • Any data subject concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation-maker, to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
  • If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

13. Data protection during applications and the application process

The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application procedure. The processing may also take place electronically. This is the case, in particular, when an applicant submits relevant application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example, by e-mail or via a web form located on the website. If the controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller conflict with such deletion. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

14. Privacy policy on the use and application of AddThis

The controller has integrated components of the company AddThis on this website. AddThis is a so-called bookmarking provider. The service enables a simplified bookmarking of Internet pages via buttons. By moving the mouse over the AddThis component or clicking on it, a list of bookmarking and sharing services is displayed. AddThis is used on more than 15 million Internet pages, and the buttons are displayed more than 20 billion times a year, according to the operating company.

The operating company of AddThis is Oracle Corporation, 10 Van de Graaff Drive, Burlington, MA 01803, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up and on which an AddThis component has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective AddThis component to download data from the website www.addthis.com. The data subject’s internet browser automatically receives the AddThis component. As part of this technical process, AddThis receives knowledge about the visit and which specific individual page of this website is used by the information technology system used by the data subject. Furthermore, AddThis obtains knowledge of the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the computer system used by the data subject, the browser type, the browser language, the Internet page accessed before our Internet page, the date and the time of the visit to our Internet page. AddThis uses this data to create anonymized user profiles. The data and information transmitted to AddThis in this way enable AddThis itself and the companies associated with AddThis or its partner companies to target visitors to the websites of the controller with personalized and interest-based advertising.

AddThis displays personalized and interest-based advertising based on a cookie set by the company. This cookie analyzes the individual surfing behavior of the computer system used by the data subject. The cookie stores the visits to Internet pages originating from the computer system.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent AddThis from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by AddThis can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs.

The data subject also has the option to permanently object to the processing of personal data by AddThis. To do so, the data subject must press the opt-out button under the link http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection, is stored on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the system of the data subject are deleted after an objection, the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

However, with the setting of the opt-out cookie, there is the possibility that the internet pages of the controller are no longer fully usable for the data subject.

The applicable data protection provisions of AddThis can be found at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy

15. Privacy policy on the use and application of Adobe Analytics (Omniture) / Adobe Marketing Cloud

The controller has integrated components of the company Adobe on this website. Adobe Analytics (Omniture) or the Adobe Marketing Cloud (hereinafter referred to as “Omniture”) is a tool that enables more efficient online marketing as well as web analytics. Omniture is a part of the Adobe Marketing Cloud. Adobe Marketing Cloud enables real-time analytics of website visitor traffic. The real-time analytics include project reports and allow ad-hoc analysis of website visitors. Customer interactions are presented in a way that gives the controller a better view of the online activities of the users of that website by displaying the data in simple and interactive dashboards and turning it into reports. This enables the Controller to receive information in real time and thereby identify any issues that may arise more quickly.

The operator of these services is Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Ireland.

Omniture sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject (cookies have already been explained in advance; corresponding information can be found above). The controller ensures through a server setting that the tracking data records transmitted to the Adobe data center are anonymized before geolocation. Anonymization is implemented by replacing the last part of the IP address. The controller has implemented server-side settings that anonymize the data subject’s IP address independently before any respective processing for geolocation and reach measurement. Adobe will, on behalf of the controller, use the data and information obtained via our website to evaluate the user behavior of the data subject. Furthermore, Adobe will use the data to generate reports on user activity on our behalf and to provide other services for our company in connection with the use of our website. The IP address of the data subject will not be merged with other personal data by Adobe.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Omniture from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, the cookies already set by Omniture can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by the Adobe cookie and related to a use of this website as well as the processing of such data by Adobe. To do so, the data subject must press the unsubscribe button under the link http://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/opt-out.html dwhich sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the data subject’s system are deleted after an objection, the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

However, with the setting of the opt-out cookie, there is the possibility that the Internet pages of the controller are no longer fully usable for the data subject.

The applicable Adobe privacy policy can be found at http://www.adobe.com/de/privacy.html

16. Privacy policy on the use and application of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

The controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymization function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection, compilation and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data on which website a data subject came to a website from (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is predominantly used for the optimization of a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

The controller uses the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is shortened and anonymized by Google if access to our Internet pages takes place from a member state of the European Union or from another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us showing the activities on our website, and to provide other services related to the use of our website.

Google Analytics sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. By each call of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which Google uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently enable commission calculations.

By means of the cookie, personal information, for example the access time, the location from which an access originated and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject, is stored. Each time the data subject visits our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical procedure to third parties.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option to object to the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and related to the use of this website as well as to the processing of this data by Google and to prevent such processing. For this purpose, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information regarding visits to Internet pages may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as an objection. If the information technology system of the data subject is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later point in time, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the data subject or another person within the data subject’s sphere of control, it is possible to reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on.

Further information and the applicable privacy policy of Google can be found under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

17. Privacy policy on the use and application of Google+

The controller has integrated the Google+ button as a component on this website. Google+ is a so-called social network. A social network is a social meeting place operated on the Internet, an online community that usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for sharing opinions and experiences or enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Google+ allows users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests, among other things.

The operating company of Google+ is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

By each call of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Google+ button has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective Google+ button to download a representation of the corresponding Google+ button from Google. As part of this technical process, Google receives knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject. More detailed information on Google+ is available at https://developers.google.com/+/.

If the data subject is logged in to Google+ at the same time, Google recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Google+ button and assigned by Google to the respective Google+ account of the data subject.

If the data subject activates one of the Google+ buttons integrated on our website and thus makes a Google+1 recommendation, Google will associate this information with the data subject’s personal Google+ user account and store this personal data. Google stores the Google+1 recommendation of the data subject and makes it publicly available in accordance with the terms and conditions accepted by the data subject in this regard. A Google+1 recommendation made by the data subject on this website will subsequently be stored and processed together with other personal data, such as the name of the Google+1 account used by the data subject and the photo stored in this account, in other Google services, for example the search engine results of the Google search engine, the Google account of the data subject or in other places, for example on websites or in connection with advertisements. Furthermore, Google is able to link the visit to this website with other personal data stored by Google. Google further records this personal information with the purpose of improving or optimizing Google’s various services.

Google always receives information via the Google+ button that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into Google+ at the time of calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks the Google+ button or not.

If the data subject does not want personal data to be transmitted to Google, he or she can prevent such transmission by logging out of his or her Google+ account before accessing our website.

Further information and the applicable Google privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ Further guidance from Google on the Google+1 button can be found at https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttonspolicy

18. Privacy policy on the use and application of Google AdWords

The controller has integrated Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is an Internet advertising service that allows advertisers to place ads in Google’s search engine results as well as in the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to specify certain keywords in advance, by means of which an ad is displayed in Google’s search engine results exclusively when the user retrieves a keyword-relevant search result using the search engine. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed to topic-relevant websites by means of an automatic algorithm and in compliance with the previously defined keywords.

The operating company of the Google AdWords services is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

The purpose of Google AdWords is to advertise our website by displaying interest-relevant advertisements on the websites of third-party companies and in the search engine results of the Google search engine and to display third-party advertisements on our website.

If a data subject accesses our website via a Google ad, a so-called conversion cookie is stored by Google on the data subject’s information technology system. What cookies are has already been explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and is not used to identify the data subject. The conversion cookie is used to track whether certain subpages, for example the shopping cart from an online store system, have been called up on our website, provided the cookie has not yet expired. Through the conversion cookie, both we and Google can track whether a data subject who has accessed our website via an AdWords ad has generated a sale, i.e. has completed or cancelled a purchase of goods.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie are used by Google to create visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are in turn used by us to determine the total number of users who were referred to us via AdWords ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective AdWords ad and to optimize our AdWords ads for the future. Neither our company nor other advertisers of Google AdWords receive information from Google by means of which the data subject could be identified.

By means of the conversion cookie, personal information, for example the internet pages visited by the data subject, is stored. Each time the data subject visits our website, personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical procedure to third parties.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option to object to interest-based advertising by Google. To do this, the data subject must call up the link www.google.de/settings/ads from any of the internet browsers he or she uses and make the desired settings there.

Further information and the applicable Google privacy policy can be found at r https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

19. Privacy policy on the use and application of Jetpack for WordPress

The controller has integrated Jetpack on this website. Jetpack is a WordPress plug-in that provides additional functionality to the operator of a website built on WordPress. Jetpack allows the website operator, among other things, an overview of the visitors to the page. Furthermore, by displaying related posts and publications or the possibility to share content on the page, it is possible to increase the number of visitors. In addition, security features are integrated into Jetpack, so that a website using Jetpack is better protected against brute force attacks. Jetpack also optimizes and speeds up the loading of images integrated on the website.

Betreibergesellschaft des Jetpack-Plug-Ins für WordPress ist die Aut O’Mattic A8C Ireland Ltd. im Business Centre, No.1 Lower Mayor Street, International Financial Services Centre, Dublin 1, Irland.

Jetpack sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up, on which a Jetpack component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically triggered by the respective Jetpack component to transmit data to Automattic for analysis purposes. As part of this technical process, Automattic obtains knowledge of data that is subsequently used to create an overview of website visits. The data obtained in this way is used to analyze the behavior of the data subject who has accessed the website of the controller and is evaluated with the aim of optimizing the website. The data collected via the Jetpack component will not be used to identify the data subject without first obtaining the separate, explicit consent of the data subject. Furthermore, the data comes to the knowledge of Quantcast. Quantcast uses the data for the same purposes as Automattic.

The data subject may prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by selecting the appropriate settings on the Internet browser used and thereby permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Automattic/Quantcast from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by Automattic can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by the Jetpack cookie and related to the use of this website as well as the processing of such data by Automattic/Quantcast. For this purpose, the data subject must press the opt-out button under the link https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the data subject’s system are deleted after an objection, the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

However, with the setting of the opt-out cookie, there is the possibility that the Internet pages of the controller are no longer fully usable for the data subject.

Automattic’s applicable privacy policy is available at https://automattic.com/privacy/. DQuantcast’s applicable privacy policy is available at https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/.

20. Privacy policy on the use and application of LinkedIn

The controller has integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect with existing business contacts and to make new business contacts. Over 400 million registered individuals use LinkedIn in more than 200 countries. This makes LinkedIn currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

The operating company of LinkedIn is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For data protection issues outside the USA, LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.

With each individual call-up of our website that is equipped with a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in), this component causes the browser used by the data subject to download a corresponding representation of the component from LinkedIn. Further information on LinkedIn plug-ins can be found at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical procedure, LinkedIn receives knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and assigned by LinkedIn to the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject. If the data subject activates a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

LinkedIn always receives information via the LinkedIn component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into LinkedIn at the same time as calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the LinkedIn component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to LinkedIn, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her LinkedIn account before accessing our website.

LinkedIn offers the ability to unsubscribe from email messages, SMS messages, and targeted ads, as well as manage ad settings at https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame, which may set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy LinkedIn’s applicable privacy policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy LinkedIn’s cookie policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

21. Privacy policy on the use and application of Shariff

The controller has integrated the Shariff component on this website. The Shariff component provides social media buttons that are privacy compliant. Shariff was developed for the German computer magazine c’t and is published via GitHub, Inc.

The developer of the component is GitHub, Inc. 88 Colin P. Kelly Junior Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.

Usually, the button solutions provided by the social networks already transmit personal data to the respective social network when a user visits a website in which a social media button has been integrated. By using the Shariff component, personal data is only transmitted to social networks when the visitor to a website actively clicks one of the social media buttons. Further information on the Shariff component is provided by the computer magazine c’t at http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Datenschutz-und-Social-Media-Der-c-t-Shariff-ist-im-Einsatz-2470103.html The purpose of using the Shariff component is to protect the personal data of visitors to our website and at the same time to enable us to integrate a button solution for social networks on this website.

Further information and the applicable privacy policy of GitHub can be found at https://help.github.com/articles/github-privacy-policy/.

22. Privacy policy on the use and application of Xing

The controller has integrated components of Xing on this website. Xing is an Internet-based social network that allows users to connect with existing business contacts and to make new business contacts. Individual users can create a personal profile of themselves on Xing. Companies can, for example, create company profiles or publish job offers on Xing.

The operating company of Xing is XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the controller is called up and on which a Xing component (Xing plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective Xing component to download a representation of the corresponding Xing component from Xing. Further information on the Xing plug-ins can be found at https://dev.xing.com/plugins Within the scope of this technical procedure, Xing receives information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to Xing at the same time, Xing recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Xing component and assigned by Xing to the respective Xing account of the data subject. If the data subject activates one of the Xing buttons integrated on our website, for example the “Share” button, Xing assigns this information to the personal Xing user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

Xing always receives information via the Xing component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into Xing at the same time as calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Xing component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Xing, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Xing account before accessing our website.

The data protection provisions published by Xing, which can be accessed at https://www.xing.com/privacy aprovide information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Xing. Furthermore, Xing has published privacy notices for the XING Share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

23. Privacy policy on the use and application of YouTube

The controller has integrated YouTube components on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips free of charge and other users to view, rate and comment on them, also free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and television programs, but also music videos, trailers or videos made by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal.

The operating company of YouTube is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

By each call of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective YouTube component to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/ Within the scope of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google receive knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting when a subpage containing a YouTube video is called up. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.

YouTube and Google always receive information via the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time as calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her YouTube account before accessing our website.

The privacy policy published by YouTube, which is available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

24. Payment method: privacy policy for PayPal as payment method

The controller has integrated components of PayPal on this website. PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are processed via so-called PayPal accounts, which represent virtual private or business accounts. In addition, PayPal offers the option of processing virtual payments via credit cards if a user does not maintain a PayPal account. A PayPal account is managed via an email address, which is why there is no classic account number. PayPal makes it possible to initiate online payments to third parties or to receive payments as well. PayPal also assumes trustee functions and offers buyer protection services.

The European operating company of PayPal is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal L-2449, Luxembourg.

If the data subject selects “PayPal” as a payment option during the ordering process in our online store, data of the data subject will be automatically transmitted to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, the data subject consents to the transmission of personal data required for payment processing.

The personal data transmitted to PayPal are usually first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, phone number, cell phone number or other data that are necessary for payment processing. Also necessary for the processing of the purchase contract are such personal data that are related to the respective order.

The purpose of the transmission of the data is payment processing and fraud prevention. The controller will transfer personal data to PayPal in particular if there is a legitimate interest for the transfer. The personal data exchanged between PayPal and the controller may be transferred by PayPal to credit reporting agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to check identity and creditworthiness.

PayPal may share personal data with affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors to the extent necessary to fulfill its contractual obligations or to process the data on its behalf.

The data subject has the option to revoke the consent to the handling of personal data at any time vis-à-vis PayPal. A revocation does not affect personal data that must necessarily be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.

PayPal’s applicable privacy policy can be found at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

25. Legal basis of the processing

Article 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Article 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which a processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data might become necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were to be injured on our premises and as a result his or her name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS-GVO. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the interests of the data subject. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they were specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital 47, sentence 2 of the GDPR).

26. Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO, our legitimate interest is the performance of our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

27. Duration for which the personal data are stored

The criterion for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfillment or initiation of the contract.

28. Legal or contractual requirements to provide the personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision

We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes, in order to conclude a contract, it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him or her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before providing personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will explain to the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or by contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and what the consequences of not providing the personal data would be.

29. Existence of automated decision making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

This data protection declaration was created by the data protection declaration generator of DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, which acts as data protection officer, in cooperation with the data protection lawyers of the law firm WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE | Rechtsanwälte.

Our handling of personal data:
Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our services. It will certainly not surprise you that we take the protection of your personal data seriously. Therefore, we naturally act in accordance with the regulations for the protection of personal data in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and other legal provisions. We would like to set a good example and therefore explain our handling of personal data to you:

Collection of personal data
Personal data is information about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. Every time a user accesses our website and every time a file is retrieved, data about this process is stored in a log file. However, this data (e.g. IP address, date, time and pages accessed) does not usually permit identification and is therefore not personal to us. Only the evaluation in anonymous form for statistical purposes is reserved. In other words, we cannot (and do not want to) determine whether or when you visited our Internet pages. Furthermore, we do not collect any personal data in automated form through these Internet pages by means of analysis tools or similar tools – and certainly not by means of Google Analytics.

Processing of personal data
We collect, process or use your personal data within our internet offer only if you send us an inquiry via email and the data necessary for processing your request. You are able to decide for yourself whether and which data you transmit to us.

Use and disclosure of personal data and purpose limitation
If you send us an email, on the other hand, personal data is very likely to be collected. Therefore, we take the necessary precautions to protect this data accordingly and then process it exclusively for the purpose of contract execution and to protect our own legitimate business interests (according to §28 BDSG). All systems in which your data is stored are password protected and only accessible to certain persons. Our employees are obligated to maintain data secrecy (according to §5 BDSG). We do not disclose personal data of our customers to unauthorized third parties. Sensitive information, which also concerns the security of our customers, is stored exclusively in encrypted form.

Links to other internet offers
If we refer to other Internet pages within our Internet offer by means of links, the operators of the external offers or pages are responsible for the data protection regulations in this case.

Security
We take technical and organizational measures to ensure the security of your personal data. Your data is protected against loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorized access. If you want to send us confidential data and prefer a secure communication channel, send us email encrypted via S/MIME. We will also send you our public key [S/MIME Public-Key] by e-mail.

Questions, comments and information
Upon request, we will inform you in writing, in accordance with applicable law, whether and what personal data we have stored about you. You also have the right to correct, block and delete your data. To do so, simply contact us by mail, fax or telephone.

Disclaimer:

1. Content
We assume no liability for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against us, which refer to damages of material or immaterial nature caused by use or disuse of the information or the use of incorrect and incomplete information are excluded, unless we are not intentional or grossly negligent fault. All offers are subject to change and non-binding. We expressly reserve the right to change, supplement or delete parts of the pages or the entire offer without prior notice or to cease publication temporarily or permanently.

2. References and links
In the case of direct or indirect references to external websites (links) that lie outside our area of responsibility, our liability obligation would only come into force if we were aware of the content and it would be technically possible and reasonable for us to prevent use in the case of illegal content. We therefore expressly declare that at the time the links were created, the corresponding linked pages were free of illegal content. We have no influence on the future design and content of the linked pages. Therefore, we hereby expressly distance ourselves from all contents of all linked pages that were changed after the link was set. This applies to all links and references set within our Internet offer. For illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and especially for damages resulting from the use or non-use of such information, only the provider of the linked page is liable, not the one who has linked to the respective publication.

3. Copyright and trademark law
We strive to use in all publications largely self-created graphics, sound files, video sequences and texts or to respect the copyrights of third parties. All brands and trademarks mentioned on the website and possibly protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of the applicable trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. The mere mention of a trademark does not imply that it is not protected by the rights of third parties. The copyright for published objects created by ourselves remains solely with the author of the pages. In the event of an unintentional copyright infringement, we will remove the relevant object from the offer after notification or mark it with the appropriate copyright. Any duplication or use of objects such as images or texts in other publications is not permitted without our agreement.

4. Legal effect
This disclaimer is part of our website. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.

General Terms and Conditions of Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH

1. Scope:

The following terms and conditions apply to all software products, consulting, training, offers, contracts, deliveries and other services, unless they have been modified with our express consent. They shall be deemed to be agreed at the latest upon commencement of a service, partial service or acceptance of a partial delivery. General terms and conditions of the contractual partner / purchaser shall not become binding unless we expressly agree to them.

2. Offers, conclusion of contracts:

Offers are subject to change; all agreements shall only become binding upon our written confirmation. The issuance of the invoice replaces the written confirmation. The documents belonging to the offer, such as illustrations, drawings, etc., are, unless otherwise agreed, only approximately authoritative. A deviation of the delivery, service from the offer is considered as fulfillment, if the deviation is minor and therefore reasonable for the buyer. In particular, deviations within the scope of technical progress shall be deemed to have been approved.

3. Leifer times:

Dates and deadlines are generally non-binding. Partial services/deliveries are permissible to a reasonable extent. The delivery period shall also be extended appropriately within a delay in the event of force majeure and all unforeseen obstacles occurring after conclusion of the contract for which we are not responsible, insofar as such obstacles are of not insignificant influence. This shall also apply if the circumstances occur at our suppliers. We shall notify the beginning and end of the obstacles as soon as possible. In such cases, the contractual partner can demand a declaration from us as to whether we wish to withdraw or deliver within a reasonable period of time. If we do not make a declaration without delay, the contractual partner may withdraw. If our delivery or service becomes impossible due to the circumstances listed above, both contractual partners shall be released from their obligation to perform. In all other respects, the purchaser shall be entitled, after expiry of a reasonable period of grace, to set us a further period of grace with the threat of refusal and then to declare withdrawal from the contract. A grace period of at least 4 weeks shall be deemed reasonable.

4. Prices for payments:

Prices for customary hardware and software are ex warehouse, plus the value added tax valid on the day of delivery or service, including customary packaging, but without installation, training or other ancillary services. Payments shall be made immediately upon delivery, unless otherwise agreed in the invoice, without deductions. A payment shall only be deemed to have been made when we can dispose of the amount. Other methods of payment require our consent. In the event of late payment, we shall be entitled to charge interest on arrears at a rate of 5% per annum above the discount rate of the Deutsche Bundesbank, and in the event of proof of higher damages, we shall be entitled to charge the debit interest payable by us to our bank.

5. Retention of title:

Goods (including self-programmed software) shall remain our property until all our claims, including those from previous deliveries and services, have been satisfied. The purchaser shall keep our property or co-property free of charge. In the event of seizure or other interventions by third parties, the purchaser must notify us by sending the seizure protocol, as well as an affidavit regarding the identity of the seized item. With the purchase of the product you receive ownership of the data carrier with the program embodied therein. The software as well as any descriptions, documentation and other accompanying material are protected by copyright. Your right of ownership is thereby restricted. The respective acquired user license is not transferable. In case of a necessary change of the user, Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH will create new access data for a fee. Duplication is only permitted to create a backup copy.

6. Warranty:

If the delivery item is defective or if it becomes defective within the warranty period due to manufacturing / programming or material defects, we shall, at our discretion, either deliver a replacement or remedy the defect to the exclusion of any other warranty claims. Three times rework without replacement delivery is permissible. Thereafter, the buyer may reduce the purchase price or withdraw from the contract. Items delivered as replacements are subject to the same warranty. Replaced parts become our property. The warranty period is 6 months after invoicing. The expenses necessary for the assertion of the warranty (in particular delivery and collection) shall be borne by the buyer. The assignment of warranty claims to third parties is excluded. The inspection and complaint obligations according to § 377, 378 HGB remain unaffected.

7. Software warranty:

Licensor and Licensee agree that software cannot be produced absolutely free of defects according to the state of the art; accordingly, the parties agree on the following limitation of liability:
The Licensor shall be liable without limitation for damages due to defects of title and lack of warranted characteristics. Liability for delay and impossibility shall be limited to the simple transfer fee and to such damages as may typically be expected to arise in the context of a software transfer.
The notification period for obvious defects is 14 days after invoicing. In addition, the license terms of Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH shall apply. Claims for damages as well as claims for compensation for defects, consequential and incidental damages can only be granted in the case of warranted characteristics, which require a special written agreement.

8. Liability and scope of delivery:

Claims for damages of any kind, in particular for defect or consequential damages, are excluded, except in cases of intent, gross negligence or the absence of properties warranted in writing. The same applies to the loss of data. The contractual partner / customer assures that he has fulfilled his obligation to regularly back up data and that he has no claim for damages against Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH in the event of data loss. The scope of delivery shall be evidenced by our delivery bill or invoice.

9. Place of performance and jurisdiction:

The place of performance for all deliveries and services is the Licensee’s registered office. If the Customer is a merchant or has its registered office abroad, the place of jurisdiction shall be at the registered office of Riff Systemhaus – Bitstore Dorsten GmbH.
The contractual, ordering and business language is German. This is legally binding, even if information, offers, etc. are transmitted in English (German text version on request) for easier understanding by the customer/prospective customer.

10. Final provisions:

The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply exclusively, with the exception of the Vienna UNCITRAL Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods of April 11, 1980.

The legal invalidity of individual provisions shall not affect the binding nature of the remainder of the contract. With the announcement of these terms and conditions, all previous conditions lose their validity.

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