Data protection

1. Data protection at a glance

General notes

The following information will provide you with a simple overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit this website. The term “personal data” covers all data that can be used to identify you personally. Detailed information about the subject matter of data protection is provided in our Data Protection Declaration, which is included below.

Data acquisition on this website

Who is responsible for data acquisition on this website?

Data is acquired on this website by the website operator. The operator’s contact information is provided in the masthead of this website.

How to we acquire your data?

Some of your data is collected because you have shared it with us. For example, this can be information that you enter in our contact form.

When you visit our website, other data are collected automatically or with your consent by our IT systems. This data mainly consists of technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). It is recorded automatically when you access this website.

For what purpose do we use your data?

Some of the data is collected to ensure fault-free operation of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user patterns.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

At any time, you have the right to receive, free of charge, information about the source, recipients, and purposes of your stored personal data. You also have the right to demand that your data are corrected or deleted. If you have consented to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time, with effect for the future. Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand that processing of your data is restricted. You also have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.

Should you have questions about data protection, you can contact us at any time under the address provided in the masthead.

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties

When your visit this website, it is possible that your browsing patterns will be analysed statistically. This is done by means of analysis programs.

Detailed information about these analysis programs is provided in the following data privacy statement.

2. Hosting and content delivery networks (CDN)

External hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). Personal data collected on this website are stored on the host’s servers. These may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, metadata and communications, contract information, contact information, names, web page access, and other data generated through a website.

The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of secure, fast, and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfill its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to such data.

We use the following host:

Germany:
CHC ONLINE | SOLVA
Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 147
D-34119 Kassel

3. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Therefore, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This data protection declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.

We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to protect data completely against third-party access.

Information about the responsible party

The party responsible for data collection on this website is:

DSK GmbH
Arwed-Hahn-Str. 14
D-34233 Fuldatal

Phone: +49 561 52174-0
E-mail: info@dsk-kassel.de

The responsible party is the natural person or statutory entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Duration of storage

Unless a more specific storage period has been specified in this privacy policy, your personal data will be stored by us until the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies. If you assert a justified request for deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted, unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g. tax or commercial law retention periods); in the latter case, deletion will be carried out after these reasons cease to apply.

Information on data transfer to the USA

Our website uses, in particular, tools from companies based in the USA. When these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to the US servers of these companies. We must point out that the USA is not a safe third country within the meaning of EU data protection law. US companies are required to release personal data to security authorities without you as the data subject being able to take statutory action against this. Therefore, the possibility cannot be excluded that US authorities (e.g. secret services) may process, evaluate, and permanently store your data on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence over these processing activities.

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

Many data processing transactions are only possible with your express consent. At any time, you can revoke any consent you have previously given us. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases and also to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

IN THE EVENT THAT DATA ARE PROCESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6, SECT. 1 LIT. AT ANY TIME YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR UNIQUE SITUATION. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. TO DETERMINE THE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH ANY PROCESSING OF DATA IS BASED, PLEASE CONSULT THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU LOG AN OBJECTION, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE ARE IN A POSITION TO PRESENT COMPELLING PROTECTION WORTHY GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS, AND FREEDOMS OR IF THE PURPOSE OF THE PROCESSING IS THE CLAIMING, EXERCISING OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21, SECT. 1 GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS BEING PROCESSED IN ORDER TO ENGAGE IN DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS AFFILIATED WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21, SECT. 2 GDPR).

Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. Regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings, the right to log a complaint is available as statutory recourse.

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfill a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. Should demand the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption program. You can recognize an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information about, rectification, and deletion of data

Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right at any time to demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose for processing your data. You might also have the right to have your data rectified or deleted. Should you have questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time under the address provided in the masthead.

Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right to demand restrictions regarding the processing of your personal data. To do so, you can contact us at any time under the address provided in the masthead. The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:

  • In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data instead of its deletion.
  • If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim statutory entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its deletion.
  • If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21, Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights must be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend statutory entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or statutory entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or one of its member states.

Rejection of unsolicited e-mails

We herewith object to the use of contact information published in conjunction with the mandatory information to be provided in our masthead to send us promotional and information material that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this website reserve the express right to take statutory action in the event of unsolicited sending of promotional information, for instance via SPAM mails.

4. Data acquisition on this website

Cookies

Our websites and pages use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that do not cause any damage to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or they are permanently archived on your device (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted once you terminate your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your device until you actively delete them, or they are automatically deleted by your web browser.

In some cases, it is possible that third-party cookies are stored on your device once you enter our website (third-party cookies). These cookies enable you or us to take advantage of certain services offered by the third party (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).

Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically essential since certain website functions would not work without the cookies (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). The purpose of other cookies may be the analysis of user patterns or the display of promotional messages.

Cookies, which are required for the performance of electronic communication transactions (required cookies) or for the provision of certain functions you want to use (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping cart function) or those that are necessary for optimization of the website (e.g. cookies that provide measurable insights into the web audience), will be stored on the basis of Art. 6, Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, unless a different statutory basis is cited. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimized provision of the operator’s services. If your consent to the storage of the cookies has been requested, the corresponding cookies are stored exclusively on the basis of the consent obtained (Art. 6, Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR); this consent may be revoked at any time.

You can set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified any time cookies are placed and to permit the acceptance of cookies only in specific cases. You can also refuse acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general or activate the function for the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser closes. If cookies are deactivated, the functions of this website may be limited.

If third-party cookies are used or if cookies are used for analytical purposes, we will notify you separately within the scope of this data protection policy and, if applicable, ask for your consent.

Contact form

If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact data provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

Processing of these data is based on Art. 6, Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6, Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6, Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this has been requested.

The information you have entered in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete the data, revoke your consent to the storage of data or if the purpose for which the information has been stored no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This does not apply for any mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods.

Request by e-mail, telephone, or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your inquiry, including all resulting personal data (name, inquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not share this information without your consent.

Processing of these data is based on Art. 6, Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6, Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6, Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this has been requested.

The information you have entered in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete the data, revoke your consent to the storage of data or if the purpose for which the information has been stored no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This does not apply for any mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods.

5. Plug-ins and tools

YouTube

This website embeds videos of the website YouTube. The website operator is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

If you visit a page on this website into which a YouTube has been embedded, a connection with YouTube’s servers will be established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages you have visited.

Furthermore, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your device or comparable technologies for recognition (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way YouTube will be able to obtain information about this website’s visitors. Among other things, this information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim of improving the site’s user friendliness and to prevent attempts to commit fraud.

If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner. Pursuant to Art. 6, Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest. If a corresponding consent has been requested, processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6, Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.

For more information on how YouTube handles user data, please consult the YouTube data privacy policy under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, your browser must establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in accordance with Art. 6, Sect. 1 lit, f GDPR. The website’s operator has a justified interest in a uniform and attractive presentation of the texts on his website. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6, Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about Google Web Fonts is provided under https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy under https://www.google.com/policies/privacy?hl=en.

Google Maps

This website uses the mapping service Google Maps. Provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

To enable the use of the Google Maps features, your IP address must be stored. As a rule, this information is transferred to one of Google’s servers in the United States, where it is stored. The operator of this website has no control over the data transfer.

We use Google Maps to present our online content in an appealing manner and to make the locations disclosed on our website easy to find. Pursuant to Art. 6, Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest. If a corresponding consent has been requested, processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6, Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.

Data transmission to the USA is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European Commission. Details are provided here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/ and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/sccs/.

For more information on how user data is handled, is provided in Google’s privacy policy under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.