DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION
Responsible office according to the Data Protection Act, specifically the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:
Bernd Siegmund GmbH
Phone: +49 (0) 82 03 / 96 07-0
Your rights as parties affected
You can exercise following legal rights by contacting our Data Protection Officer:
- Information about your data stored and processed by us,
- Correction of false personal data,
- Deletion of your data stored by us,
- Limitation of data processing, provided that we are not permitted to delete your data based on legal requirements,
- Objection to our processing of your data and
- Data transferability, provided that you have agreed to data processing or signed a contract with us.
Your consent declaration can be revoked effective anytime in the future.
Purposes of data processing by the responsible office and third parties
We process your personal data strictly for the reasons listed in the Data Protection Declaration. A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned does not take place. We only pass on personal data to third parties if:
- you gave us your explicit consent,
- it is necessary for order processing,
- it is required to fulfill a legal obligation,
- the processing is necessary to protect lawful interests, and there is no reason to assume that you have a protectable interest in non-disclosure of your data.
Deletion and blocking of data
We abide by the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We store your personal data only for as long as required for the purposes mentioned here, or storage periods prescribed by the legislator. After completion of the individual purpose or expiration of the storage period, the data is routinely and according to legal requirements either blocked or deleted.
Collection of general data when visiting our website
When visiting our website, automatically general information is collected via Cookies. This information (server logfiles) may include the kind of web browser, the operating system, the domain name of your internet service provider and such. This is exclusively non-personal information.
This information is technically essential, to correctly deliver the requested contents and absolutely necessary when using the internet. It is specifically used for following purposes:
- Securing a problem-free website connection setup,
- securing smooth utilization of our website,
- analysis of system security and stability as well as
- additional administrative purposes.
Processing your personal data is based on your legitimate interest in above mentioned purposes of data collection. Your data is not being used to draw conclusions about your person. Only responsible parties and possibly order processors will receive your data.
This kind of anonymous information may be evaluated statistically, to optimize our internet presence and its underlying technology.
Like many other websites we also use so-called “Cookies”. Cookies are small text files transferred by a website server to your hard drive. Thereby we automatically receive certain data such as IP-address, used browser, operating system and your internet connection.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transfer viruses to a computer. The information stored in the Cookies simplifies navigation and the correct display of our web pages.
Under no circumstance will we share the collected data with third parties or create a link with your personal data without your consent.
You can certainly look at our website without using Cookies. Internet browsers are regularly programmed to accept Cookies. Generally, you can deactivate Cookies anytime via your browser set-up. Please use the help functions of your browser to find out how to change these settings.
Registration on our website
To be able to utilize our personalized services, we ask for some personal data such as name, address, contact- and communication data like telephone number and email address, at the time of registration. If you are registered with us, you have access to contents and services only offered to registered users. In addition, registered users can change or delete their registration data anytime, if necessary. Certainly, we will provide you with information about your personal data stored by us. On your request we will gladly correct or delete your data, if legal storage obligations permit it. If you would like to contact us in this matter, please use the contact dates provided at the end of this Data Protection Declaration.
Provision of paid services
To provide paid services we will need additional data such as payment details, to be able to process your order. We store this data until legal storage periods have expired.
In order to protect your data during transmission we use up-to-date technology and corresponding encryption procedures (such as SSL) via HTTPS.
Based on your expressly granted consent we will regularly send you our newsletter or similar information per email to your email address.
To receive the newsletter, you only need to provide your email address. The registration data to receive our newsletter will strictly be used for this purpose. Subscribers can also be informed about relevant conditions for this service or registration (for example changes to special offers in the newsletter or technical details).
For an effective registration we need a valid email address. In order to check if the registration was entered by a legitimate owner of an email address, we us the “double-opt-in” procedure. Thereby we record the order of the newsletter, sending of the confirmation mail and receipt of the requested answer. Further data are not collected and exclusively used to send the newsletter, and not shared with third parties.
You can withdraw your consent to storing your personal data, as well as its usage for sending the newsletter, at any time. In every newsletter you will find a corresponding link. In addition, you can unsubscribe directly on this website, or inform us using our contact information at the end of this Data Protection Declaration.
If you contact us per email or contact form with any questions, you give us your voluntary consent to establish contact. Therefore, a valid email address or telephone number is required. This information is used to allocate your inquiry and the subsequent answer. Providing us with additional information is optional. The information provided by you is used to process your inquiry or possible follow-up questions. After completion of your inquiry personal data are automatically deleted.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analyses service of Google Inc. (following: Google).
Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, as well as text files stored on your computer, enabling you to analyze the performance of your website. The information about your website performance generated by the Cookie is usually transferred to a Google server located in the USA and stored there. However, activating the IP-Anonymization of these websites results in the prior abbreviation of your IP-address by Google, in member states of the European Union or other contract states. Only in exceptional cases the complete IP-address will be transferred to a server located in the U.S.A. and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of the website, Google will use this information to analyze the performance of your website, compile reports about the webpage activities, in order to be able to offer more services for the utilization of the website and the internet. The IP-address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
The purposes of data processing are based on evaluating the performance of the website and compiling reports about webpage activities. Based on the utilization of the website and the internet additional services could be provided. Processing happens on behalf of the website operator.
You can prevent storage of the Cookies by using an appropriate setting. However, we must inform you, that you may not be able to fully utilize all of your website functions in this case. In addition, you can prevent the compilation of data generated by the Cookie, while processing the data received on your website (incl. your IP-address), by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under following link:
Browser add-on for deactivation of Google Analytics
In addition, or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our pages by clicking the control button at the end of this paragraph. Thereby an opt-out Cookie will be installed on your computer. This prevents the capture by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser in the future, as long as the Cookie remains installed in your browser.
Use of script libraries (Google Webfonts)
In order to illustrate our contents correctly and graphically appealing, regardless of the browser applied, we use script libraries and font libraries, for example Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/
). Google Webfonts are transferred to your browser cache to avoid multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Webfonts or prevents access, the contents will be illustrated in standard font.
The selection of script libraries or font libraries automatically establishes a connection to the server of the library. Thereby it is theoretically possible – at this time also unclear and for what purpose – that servers of libraries gather data.
Please find the Data Protection Policy for the Google library server here:
Use of Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps API to visually display geographical information. While the visitor is using map functions provided by Google Maps, this data is collected, processed and utilized by Google. Detailed information concerning data processing by Google is provided by the Google data protection statement
. You can also change your personal data protection settings at their data protection center.
Detailed information about data management of your personal data when using Google products you can find here
Imbedded YouTube videos
Some of our websites are imbedded with YouTube videos. Carrier of the corresponding plug-ins is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. While visiting a website equipped with the YouTube plug-in, a connection with YouTube servers is established. Thereby YouTube is informed about the pages you are visiting. When you are logged in your YouTube account, YouTube is able to assign your YouTube behavior to you personally. This can be prevented by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.
While a YouTube video is started the server collects information about user behavior by activating Cookies.
You don’t have to expect Cookies while watching YouTube videos, if you have deactivated the Google-Ad-Program responsible for saving Cookies. However, YouTube also files nonpersonal user information in other Cookies. You can prevent this from happening by blocking the saving of Cookies in the browser.
Please find further information regarding data protection offered by “YouTube” at: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Our website applies Google Conversion Tracking. If you arrived at our website via a Google advertisement, Google AdWords will install a Cookie on your computer. If a user clicks on a Google advertisement, the Cookie for Conversion Tracking is activated. These Cookies lose validity after 30 days and do not serve for personal identification. If the user is visiting certain pages on our website and the Cookie has not expired, we are able to recognize, that the user clicked on the advertisement and was transferred to that page. Every Google AdWords customer gets a different Cookie. Thereby Cookies cannot be tracked back to the websites of AdWords customers. The information gathered with the help of Conversion Cookies serves to compile statistics for AdWords customers, who opted for Conversion Tracking. Customers find out the number of users that clicked on their advertisement and forwarded to a page provided with a Conversion Tracking tag. However, they do not receive any of the user’s personal identification information.
If you do not want to be tracked, you can refuse the installation of a Cookie – for example via browser setting, thereby automatically deactivating the installation of Cookies, or setting the browser to block Cookies from the domain “googleleadservices.com”.
Please note that you should not delete the opt-out Cookies, as long as you don’t want to record measured data. When all your Cookies in the browser are deleted, the individual opt-out Cookie has to be placed again.
Changes to our Data Protection Declaration
We reserve the right to modify this Data Protection Declaration to always comply with the current legal requirements, or to implement any changes of our services in the Data Protection Declaration, for example the introduction of new services. For your next visit the new Data Protection Declaration will be taking effect.
Questions to the Data Protection Officer
Please send us an email with any questions regarding Data Protection or contact our Data Protection Officer directly:
Bernd Siegmund GmbH
Data Protection Officer Mr. Stefan Haugg
This Data Protection Declaration was compiled using the Data Protection generator of activeMind AG.