Privacy Policy

First off, your data is in good hands with us. We will only do what you want us to do with your data.
The details are set out below in the long version of our promise.
We have written our Privacy Policy in the most comprehensible way possible. For example, we have omitted references to laws and simplified many specialist terms. The relevant legally valid text can be found under ‘Details >’.
Incidentally, by GDPR we mean the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union.

I. General information

1. Contact details of the controller

Wiethe Group GmbH
Hermann-Müller-Straße 12
49124 Georgsmarienhütte
Germany

Phone: +49 5401 3651 100
Fax: +49 5401 3651 10
group@wiethe.com

2. Contact details of our Data Protection Officer

E-Mail: datenschutz@wiethe.com

II Concrete information on the collection of personal data

1. Visiting the website

1.a) Purpose of the collection and processing of data

To keep a technical eye on what is happening on our website, we store some data (see list under ‘Details >’). This helps us, for example, to detect faults and overloads. It also gives us an indication of how to further develop our website.
The data cannot be linked to you.

Details

Every time a user accesses a page from our website or calls up a file stored on our website, access data relating to this process are stored in a log file. Each dataset consists of:
(1) the page from which the file was requested,
(2) the name of the file,
(3) the date and time of the request,
(4) the amount of data transmitted,
(5) the access status (file transmitted, file not found, etc.),
(6) a description of the type of operating system and web browser used,
(7) the client IP address.
e use this data in order to operate our website, in particular to determine the utilisation of the website and website malfunctions, and to make adjustments or improvements. The client IP address is used for the purpose of transmitting the data requested; when no longer technically required, the client IP address will be rendered anonymous by deleting the last block of numbers (IPv4) or the last octet (IPv6).

1.b) Duration of retention

The data mentioned in 1.a) are stored every time our website is accessed. They will be deleted when we no longer need them within ten weeks at the latest.

Details

Data are stored every time a user accesses a page from our website or calls up our website; such data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of the collection, which is the case within ten weeks of the user’s last visit to the website at the latest.

1.c) Legal basis

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation allows us to process data in this way.

Details

The legal basis for the temporary storage of the aforementioned data is Article 6(1)(f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”). The legitimate interest is to make available our website.

1.d) Possibility of objection and removal

You can let us know that you do not agree to the storage of data.

Details

The data subject may object to processing.

2. Cookies

2.a) Purpose of the collection and use of data

When you visit our website, small data packages are stored on your web browser (or on the device you use to visit our website). They are called cookies. With the help of these cookies, our website can tell that this web browser has already visited the page before. Any settings that may have been made can then be made again automatically (e.g. the selected language). Cookies also help us to adapt the pages to your preferences and to speed up the display of the page.

Details

In order to make it technically possible to visit our website, we transmit so-called cookies to the data subject’s end device. Cookies are small text files that enable the data subject’s end device to be identified, usually by recording the name of the domain from which the cookie data were sent, information on the age of the cookie and an alphanumeric identifier. Saving the cookie on the end device used – without interfering with the operating system – enables the end device to be recognised and allows us to make immediately available any possible presettings. We use this information to adapt our website and the services offered to your needs and to enable you to access our website more quickly.

2.b) Duration of retention

You can delete our cookies from your browser/device at any time. Besides that, the cookies will also be deleted automatically after different lengths of time.

Details

The different cookies are stored for different lengths of time; however, the maximum period is two years. Cookies are stored on your local end device, not on our server, which is why the actual deletion period depends on how your browser software is configured. Please refer to the operating instructions of your browser software to find out how to delete – either ad hoc or automatically – cookies that we have set.

2.c) Legal basis

The General Data Protection Regulation allows us to set cookies.

Details

The legal basis for the storage of the aforementioned data is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest in setting cookies is, on the one hand, to optimise the quality of our website through analysis and, on the other hand, to enable users to visit our website; in particular, a number of functionalities on our website cannot be used without cookies, since, in the absence of cookies, the user would not be recognised when changing to a different page, e.g. the user would be unable to use a shopping cart, language settings would be lost, and it would not be possible to perform searches. In addition, the legal basis for storing data for the purpose of performing a contract is Article 6(1)(b) GDPR.

2.d) Possibility of objection and removal

You can delete cookies yourself at any time.

Details

The data subject may block the use of cookies in the end device used or delete these cookies after use. In some circumstances, however, it may not be possible to use the full functionality of our website. Please refer to the operating instructions of the browser software to find out how to block cookies and to delete cookies that have already been saved.

3. Direct marketing

3.a) Purpose of the collection and use of data

When you buy something from us (goods or services), we receive your contact details. We will use these details to send you advertising for other products. You can object to this at any time if you want us to stop sending you advertising.

Details

We will use the data received from the data subject in connection with the sale of goods or services in order to undertake direct marketing for our offerings. In the case of an email address, this will only take place for our own similar goods or services and where the data subject has not objected to its use, which is pointed out (inter alia hereby) during data collection; in addition, with every use, reference is made to the continued possibility of opting out.

3.b) Duration of retention

We will delete your contact details from our advertising database the moment you request us to do so. We will also delete them if more than 12 months have passed between two advertising mails.

Details

Once data are no longer required for achieving the purpose, they will be deleted. This is the case where the data subject has objected to direct marketing or where the passage of time after the last promotional activity, with reference to the right of objection, requires it. This is the case twelve months after the last promotional activity.

3.c) Legal basis

The General Data Protection Regulation allows us to use contact details for advertising.

Details

The legal basis for advertising following the purchase of goods or the use of services is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest is direct marketing to promote sales.

3.d) Possibility of objection and removal

If you do not want to receive advertising from us, simply contact us. Then we will stop sending you advertising.

Details

The data subject may at any time object to such use for future effect, without incurring any costs other than the cost of transmission at the basic rates.

4. Contact form, contact by email, fax or telephone

4.a) Purpose of the collection and use of data

When you contact us, we save the information you give us. This is the case regardless of how you contact us. We will not pass on your data.

Details

We provide a contact form on our website. The data subject may use this contact form to contact us electronically, and we are able to process the query. The following data are collected and stored: name, address, IP address, email address, telephone number, date and time of the query, and a description of the concern and, where applicable, contract data if the query is made in the context of preparing or executing a contract.

Users may contact us by email, fax or telephone. The data transmitted to us in this way and specified by the data subject will be saved by us so that we can process the query. Such data include the name, address, email address, phone and/or fax number, the date and time of the query, a description of the concern and, where applicable, contract data if the query is made in the context of preparing or executing a contract.

The data will not be divulged to third parties. They serve the purpose of processing the data subject’s contact enquiry.

4.b) Duration of retention

When we no longer need the information relating to you which you gave us during our communication, we will delete it.

Details

Once data are no longer required for achieving the purpose, they will be deleted. This is the case where the conversation has been successfully completed and the circumstances have been clarified, and no contractual or fiscal retention periods prevent such deletion. That period is five years for personal data that fall under Section 147 of the German Fiscal Code (AO) and ten years for personal data that fall under Section 257 of the German Commercial Code (HGB). These periods commence at the end of the calendar year in which the data were collected.

4.c) Legal basis

The General Data Protection Regulation allows us to use contact details.

Details

The legal basis for storing the aforementioned data is Article 6(1)(a) GDPR, only after the data subject has given his or her prior consent within the query; Article 6(1)(b) GDPR in the context of the initiation or performance of a contract; or Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The controller’s legitimate interest is the ability to process contact enquiries and to prevent the abuse of contact enquiry. Since the data subject is able at any time to withdraw his or her consent, the legitimacy of the processing of personal data that took place on the basis of consent until its withdrawal is not affected.

4.d) Possibility of objection and removal

If you do not want us to continue using your data, you can object to this at any time. Simply contact us, and we will delete your details.

Details

The data subject may at any time withdraw the consent he or she gave to the processing and storage of data. Data stored with regard to this process will then be deleted.

5. Newsletter

5.a) Purpose of the collection and use of data

We will be happy to send you our newsletter by email.

Details

There is the option of subscribing to a newsletter. If the data subject subscribes to the newsletter, the data from the input mask provided by the data subject during registration will be transmitted to us. These data are the email address stated, the IP address, the time and date of registration. The data collected are needed to be able to send the newsletter.

5.b) Duration of retention

When you unsubscribe from the newsletter, we will also delete your email address. However, this happens only ten years after the last newsletter you received.

Details

The data will be deleted as soon as the data are no longer necessary for achieving the purpose and the data subject has unsubscribed from the newsletter. According to this, data will be kept for ten years from the last newsletter dispatch for the purpose of proof in the event of enquiries concerning existing consents in due consideration of the limitation period.

5.c) Legal basis

The General Data Protection Regulation allows newsletters to be sent to you (but only, of course, if you agree to it.)

Details

The legal basis for storing the aforementioned data, only after prior consent in the context of registration, is Article 6(1)(a) GDPR. Since the data subject is able to withdraw his or her consent at any time, the legitimacy of the processing of personal data that took place on the basis of consent until its withdrawal is not affected.

5.d) Possibility of objection and removal

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.

Details

The use of data for receiving the newsletter may be objected to at any time for future effect by unsubscribing from the newsletter, without incurring any costs other than the cost of transmission at the basic rates. This can be done by declaring to us your objection. If the data subject wishes to unsubscribe from the newsletter, he or she will find in every newsletter, for example, an appropriately marked link that need simply be clicked.

6. Google Analytics

6.a) Purpose of the collection and use of data

By using the Google Analytics service, we get an insight into the use of our website. Google is a company based in the USA. In order to create the necessary statistics, the IP address you used to visit our website is stored. However, the IP address will be processed in anonymous form. Cookies are also used (see also 2.a) to facilitate such analysis. In other words, both we and Google process this information in anonymous form.

Details

The client IP address is recorded for the use of the Google Analytics service. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on the data subject’s end device that enable an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is usually sent to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. Owing to the activation of IP anonymisation on this website, however, the data subject’s IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within the Member States of the European Union and in other countries which are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA first and then shortened. On the instructions of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse the use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and to provide additional services relating to website and internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted from your browser using Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

6.b) Duration of retention

Your full IP address will only be used for the duration of a fraction of a second, i.e. for the purpose of anonymising it. The raw data for statistics will be deleted after 14 months.

Details

Once the data are no longer needed to achieve the purpose, they will be deleted, which is the case when the anonymisation, which takes place within the European Union, has been completed. This takes less than one second.

The data sent by us and that are linked to cookies, user identifications (e.g. user IDs) or advertising IDs will be deleted automatically after 14 months. Data that have reached their storage period are deleted automatically once a month.

For more information, visit https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and https://policies.google.com/?hl=de.

6.c) Legal basis

The General Data Protection Regulation allows us to analyse visits.

Details

The legal basis for storing the aforementioned data is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest is to enable us to analyse the use of the website by all users in their entirety without being able to draw conclusions about the behaviour of identifiable individuals; this enables us to optimise our website and the services we offer.

6.d) Possibility of objection and removal

You can prevent cookies from being set on your browser/device. But it could be that some convenient functionalities will then no longer work. A browser plug-in can even be used to prevent data being shared with Google: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Details

The data subject can prevent cookies from being saved by changing the appropriate setting in the browser software; we point out to the data subject, however, that this may mean that he or she will not be able to use the full functionality of this website. The data subject can also prevent the data generated by the cookie relating to the use of the website (including the IP address) from being recorded and used by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available from this link [http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de].

7. WiredMinds

7.a) Purpose of the collection and use of data

We use the statistics service WiredMinds to gain an insight into the use of our website. To do this, the IP address you used to visit our website, among other things, is stored. However, the IP address is shortened, and can no longer be linked to you. In other words, both we and WiredMinds process this anonymous information.

Details

Our website uses the tracking pixel technology LeadLab of wiredminds GmbH (www.wiredminds.de) to analyse visitor behaviour. In the process, data may be recorded, processed and stored, from which user profiles are created under a pseudonym. Where feasible and expedient, these user profiles are rendered completely anonymous. The data collected, which may also include personal data, are transmitted to WiredMinds or collected directly by WiredMinds. WiredMinds may use information left behind following visits to the websites to create anonymised user profiles. The data collected in this way are not used to personally identify the visitor to the website and are not merged with personal data relating to the owner of the pseudonym without the consent of the data subject. Where IP addresses are collected, these are immediately rendered anonymous by deleting the last number block.

7.b) Duration of retention

Your full IP address will only be used for a fraction of a second, i.e. for the purpose of anonymising it.

Details

Once the data are no longer needed to achieve the purpose, they will be deleted, which is the case when anonymisation has taken place. Due to technical reasons, this process takes less than one second.

7.c) Legal basis

The General Data Protection Regulation and the German Telemedia Act allow us to analyse visits in this way.

Details

The legal basis for the storage of the aforementioned data is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR and Section 15(3) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG). The legitimate interest is to enable us to analyse the surfing behaviour of unidentifiable users; this enables us to optimise our website and the services we offer.

7.d) Possibility of objection and removal

You can prevent cookies from being set on your browser/device. But it could be that some convenient functionalities will then no longer work. You can prevent tracking of
your visit by clicking the link below.

Exclude from tracking

Details

The user can consult his or her browser instructions to find out how to block the use of cookies.

The user of this website can opt out of the analytics process below.

Exclude from tracking

8. Matomo

8.a) Purpose of the collection and use of data

Matomo provides us with statistical information on user activity on our website. Data are collected anonymously.

Details

This website uses the open source software program Matomo (formerly PIWIK, www.matomo.org) for statistical analysis of visits to the website. Matomo uses cookies to do so (see also 2.a). In the process, data may be recorded, processed and stored, from which anonymous user profiles are created.

TThe data collected are those specified in 1.a) and, in addition

  • a pseudonymised identification number
  • your anonymised IP address (the last number block of the IP address is deleted)
  • country and municipality of origin (by determining longitude and latitude using the shortened IP address)
  • the device used (including language settings, browser version and display size)
  • possibly the URL of the external link on our website that you use to leave the website

The information collected by Matomo for this purpose is transmitted to the server on which our website is hosted, and forwarded to Matomo for usage analysis purposes. The Matomo server is located in Germany. Your IP address will be anonymised immediately after processing, before storage and transmission.

Matomo’s Privacy Policy is available here: https://matomo.org/privacy-policy/.

8.b) Duration of retention

Your full IP address will only be used for a fraction of a second, for the purpose of anonymising it. All other data will be automatically deleted within 7 weeks.

Details

Once the data are no longer needed to achieve the purpose, they will be deleted; where the IP address is concerned, this is the case when anonymisation has taken place. For technical reasons, this process takes less than one second. All other data will be automatically deleted after 186 days.

8.c) Legal basis

The General Data Protection Regulation and the German Telemedia Act allow us to analyse visits in this way.

Details

The legal basis for the use of the data is the pursuit of our legitimate interests in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our website (Article 6(1)(f) GDPR and Section 15(3) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG)) by means of collecting anonymous usage data and producing statistics from those data.

8.d) Possibility of objection and removal

You may object to data processing by Matomo.

Details

The user of this website can opt out of the analytics process, either by using the “Do Not Track” setting in his or her browser, or by removing the check mark above.

9. Vimeo Video Plugins

9.a) Purpose of the collection and use of data

We embed videos provided by the Vimeo service into our website. Vimeo is a company based on the USA. The Google Analytics service is integrated with these videos. Tracking is done by Vimeo. We have no influence on this. Vimeo also uses tracking pixels (web beacons) for embedded videos. The Vimeo privacy policy contains information about how you can influence Vimeo tracking yourself: Vimeo Privacy Policy.

Details

Content of third-party providers is embedded in this website. Such content is provided by Vimeo LLC. Vimeo is operated by Vimeo LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York 10011, USA (“Vimeo”). The Google Analytics tracking tool is automatically integrated into Vimeo videos embedded on our website. We have no influence on the tracking settings and on the results of the analysis, and cannot view them. In addition, by embedding Vimeo videos, web beacons are set for website users. The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the provider and your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the privacy policy of Vimeo Vimeo Privacy Policy.

9.b) Duration of retention

The data are stored by Vimeo. Consequently, Vimeo also governs the storage period.

Details

The storage period is determined by Vimeo specifications.

9.c) Legal basis

The General Data Protection Regulation allows us to undertake this type of marketing.

Details

The purpose of embedding videos is to safeguard our legitimate prevailing interests in the optimal marketing of our offerings in accordance with the first sentence of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, to which we are entitled in the context of balancing interests.

9.d) Possibility of objection and removal

You can prevent cookies from being set on your browser/device. But it could be that some convenient functionalities will then no longer work. You can also make a setting on the Vimeo page concerning cookies which prevents Vimeo from setting cookies.

Details

To stop Vimeo cookies from being set, you can prevent cookies from being saved by changing the appropriate setting in your browser software; we point out, however, that this may mean that you will not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also disable the setting of cookies by Vimeo on Vimeo’s “Cookie Policy” page (https://vimeo.com/cookie_policy).

10. Instagram

10.a) Purpose of the collection and use of data

We have images and similar elements on our website that are loaded by the Instagram service. Instagram is a company in the USA. You can use these media to tell us if you like them. If you are a member of Instagram, Instagram can tell that you have expressed your liking. Instagram’s Data Policy is available at Instagram Privacy Policy .

Details

Content of third-party providers is embedded in this website. Such content is provided by Instagram Inc. Instagram is operated by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. This may include, for example, content such as images, videos or text and buttons, where users can express their liking of the content, and subscribe to the authors of the content or our contributions. If users are members of the Instagram platform, Instagram can assign the call up of the abovementioned content and functions to the users’ profiles there. Instagram’s Data Policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

10.b) Duration of retention

Data are stored with Instagram. Consequently, Instagram also governs the storage period.

Details

The storage period is determined by the specifications of the operators of social networking sites.

10.c) Legal basis

The General Data Protection Regulation allows us to undertake this type of marketing.

Details

The purpose of embedding content is to safeguard our legitimate prevailing interests in the optimal marketing of our offerings in accordance with the first sentence of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, to which we are entitled in the context of balancing interests.

10.d) Possibility of objection and removal

You can prevent cookies from being set on your browser/device. But it could be that some convenient functionalities will then no longer work.

Details

To stop cookies from being set, you can prevent cookies from being saved by changing the appropriate setting in your browser software; we point out, however, that this may mean that you will not be able to use the full functionality of this website. These cookies are placed on the Instagram website.

11. Applications

11.a) Purpose of the collection and use of data

Application details are used solely for the application procedure.

Details

We only process the data provided to us in the context of applications for the purpose of the application and an application procedure.

11.b) Duration of retention

If the applicant is hired, we will retain the data for the duration of employment. If the applicant is not hired, we will delete the data as soon as they are no longer required. This is typically the case after six months. If an application is withdrawn, we will also delete the data.

Details

In the event of a successful application, we may further process applicants’ data for the purpose of the employment relationship. In the event of an unsuccessful application, applicants’ data will be deleted after the completion of the application process, unless we are entitled to store the data for a period of six months in order to answer any follow-up questions concerning the application and to comply with any obligations to provide supporting documents arising from the Act on Equal Treatment. If a candidate withdraws his or her application, the data will likewise be deleted.

11.c) Legal basis

The General Data Protection Regulation and the Federal Data Protection Act govern the handling of data in application procedures.

Details

The aforementioned data are stored only in compliance with our pre-contractual obligations in the context of the application procedure within the meaning of Article 6(1)(b) and (f) GDPR and, where applicable, for purposes relating to the employment relationship in accordance with Section 26 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Where special categories of personal data within the meaning of Article 9(1) GDPR are communicated voluntarily, these are processed additionally in accordance with Article 9(2)(b) GDPR (e.g. data relating to health, such as severe disability status). Where special categories of personal data within the meaning of Article 9(1) GDPR are requested from applicants in the context of the application procedure, they will be processed additionally in accordance with Article 9(2)(a) GDPR (e.g. data relating to health, if these are necessary for the pursuit of an occupation).

11.d) Possibility of objection and removal

You have the right to object to processing, and to request the erasure of data. It could be the case that legal provisions do not allow this. (For example, the requirement that application details must be retained in case of complaints under the Act on Equal Treatment. See also 10.b)

Details

The possibility of objection and removal exists to the extent presented above.

III. Rights of the data subject

You have the following rights with regard to the personal data transmitted to us via our website.

Details

If personal data relating to the user are processed on our website, then the person concerned (the data subject) has the following rights vis-à-vis the controller according to the GDPR.

1. Right of access under Article 15 GDPR

You have the right to the following information
a) the reason for processing
b) the type of data processed
c) in the event of the disclosure of your data: the recipients
d) the storage period
e) information about your rights to rectification and erasure, and the restriction of and objection to data processing
f) the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority
g) if we have data relating to you that you did not transmit to us yourself: the origin of the data
h) about the application of automated decision-making and details about it
i) if data is disclosed outside the validity of the General Data Protection Regulation: about guarantees that afford appropriate protection
If you wish to have more than one copy of the information, we may invoice you for this.

Details

The data subject has the right to the following information:

a) the purposes of the processing;
b) the categories of personal data concerned;
c) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
d) where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
e) the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data relating to the data subject or to object to such processing;
f) the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
g) where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
h) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.
i) where personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation, the data subject will have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 GDPR relating to the transfer.
We will provide the data subject with a copy of the personal data undergoing processing. For any further copies requested by the data subject, the controller may charge a reasonable fee based on administrative costs.

2. Right to rectification under Article 16 GDPR

If the data we have relating to you are incorrect, we will be happy to rectify them.

Details

The data subject has the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data relating to him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject has the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

3. Right to erasure under Article 17 GDPR

You have the right to have your data deleted.

Details

The data subject has the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data relating to him or her without undue delay and the controller has the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:

a) the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
b) the data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) or point (a) of Article 9(2) GDPR, and where there is no other legal basis for the processing;
c) the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR;
d) the personal data have been unlawfully processed;
e) the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject;
f) the personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) GDPR.

4. Right to restriction of processing under Article 18 GDPR

If you wish, we shall ensure that we no longer process your data. Several grounds for when this is possible are listed under “Details >”.

Details

The data subject has the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
a) 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,
b) the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead;
c) the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or
d) the data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

5. Right to information under Article 19 GDPR

If your data are corrected or erased, or if their processing is restricted, we will notify all other organisations to which we have transmitted your data in the past. If you wish, we will of course also notify you of this.

Details

If the data subject has exercised his or her right to rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing carried out in accordance with Article 16, Article 17(1) and Article 18 GDPR against the controller with regard to personal data relating to him or her, and if the controller has communicated to each recipient to whom the personal data have been disclosed the data subject’s request (unless this proved impossible or involved disproportionate effort), then the data subject has the right to be informed about those recipients.

6. Right to data portability under Article 20 GDPR

As a general rule, we will hand out to you the data we have relating to you. This applies to data where you have voluntarily agreed that they can be processed, or that we have received within a contract. In addition, this is only possible if the data can be processed by us automatically. You will receive the data from us in digital form. On request, we will also transmit these data to someone else.

Details

The data subject has the right to receive the personal data relating to him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from us, where
a) the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) or point (a) of Article 9(2) or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR; and
b) the processing is carried out by automated means.
The rights and freedoms of others may not be adversely affected as a result.
In exercising the right to data portability pursuant to paragraph 1, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from us to another controller, where technically feasible.
The exercise of the right to data portability is without prejudice to the right to erasure under Article 17 GDPR. The right to data portability does not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

7. Right to object under Article 21 GDPR

You can object at any time to data processing to which you have voluntarily agreed.

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The data subject has the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data relating to him or her which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.

We will no longer process the personal data unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to processing of personal data relating to him or her for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Where the data subject objects to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for such purposes.

Any consent granted by the data subject may be withdrawn by him or her at any time. Any collection and processing undertaken until such time remains, however, lawful.

8. Automated individual decision-making, including profiling, under Article 22 GDPR

We shall not make decisions concerning you based exclusively on automated means. People will also always be involved in decision-making processes. (Exceptions are legally possible.)

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The data subject has the right 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.
This does not apply if the decision
a) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and us,
b) is authorised by Union or Member State law to which we are subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or
c) is based on the data subject’s explicit consent.

Such decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data referred to in Article 9(1) GDPR, unless point (a) or (g) of Article 9(2) GDPR applies and suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests are in place.

In the cases referred to under points (a) and (c), we will implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on our part, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

9. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority under Article 77 GDPR

You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority (e.g. to Lower Saxony State Data Protection) if you believe that we do not adhere to these data protection regulations.

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Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, every data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of his or her habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if the data subject considers that the processing of personal data relating to him or her infringes this Regulation.

The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged will inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Article 78 GDPR.

10. Right to an effective judicial remedy under Article 79 GDPR

You can, of course, lodge a complaint at any time if you believe that we have breached data protection legislation.

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Without prejudice to any available administrative or non-judicial remedy, including the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Article 77 GDPR, each data subject has the right to an effective judicial remedy where he or she considers that his or her rights under this Regulation have been infringed as a result of the processing of his or her personal data in non-compliance with this Regulation.
Proceedings against us or a processor will be brought before the courts of the Member State where we or the processor have an establishment. Alternatively, such proceedings may be brought before the courts of the Member State where the data subject has his or her habitual residence, unless we or the processor is a public authority of a Member State acting in the exercise of its public powers.