Data Protection Declaration

1) Information on the Collection of Personal Data and Contact Details of the Controller

1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. In the following, we inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified.

1.2 The controller in charge for data processing on this website within the meaning of the Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO, English: General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR) is Dr. Sabine Stetter, Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Dr. Sabine Stetter, Amiraplatz 3, 80333 München, Deutschland, Tel.: +49 89 13 92 791-0, Fax: +49 89 13 92 791-29, E-Mail: info@remove-this.stetterlegal.com. The controller in charge of the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

1.3 The controller has designated a data protection officer for this website. She can be reached as follows: "Julia Schmidt genannt Steinhoff, Amiraplatz 3, im Luitpoldblock, 80333 München, Tel.: +49 (0)89 1392 7910, j.schmidt@remove-this.stetterlegal.com"

1.4 This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or inquiries to the controller). You can recognize an encrypted connection by the character string https:// and the lock symbol in your browser line.
 

2) Data Collection When You Visit Our Website

When using our website for information only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called "server log files"). When you visit our website, we collect the following data that is technically necessary for us to display the website to you:

- Our visited website
- Date and time at the moment of access
- Amount of data sent in bytes
- Source/reference from which you came to the page
- Browser used
- Operating system used
- IP address used (if applicable: in anonymized form)

Data processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files subsequently, if there are any concrete indications of illegal use.
 

3) Cookies

In order to make your visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal and enable us or our partner companies (third-party cookies) to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process specific user information such as browser and location data as well as IP address values according to individual requirements. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie.

In some cases, cookies are used to simplify the ordering process by saving settings (e.g. remembering the content of a virtual shopping basket for a later visit to the website). If personal data are also processed by individual cookies set by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR either for the execution of the contract or in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR to safeguard our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visit.

We work together with advertising partners who help us to make our website more interesting for you. For this purpose, cookies from partner companies are also stored on your hard drive when you visit our website (third-party cookies). You will be informed individually and separately about the use of such cookies and the scope of the information collected in each case within the following sections.

Please note that you can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and you can decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You will find these for the respective browsers under the following links:

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-mana ge-cookies
Firefox: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/privacy/websites/#cookies
Google: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl =en
Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri1147 1/mac
Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/en/cookies.html

Please note that the functionality of our website may be limited if cookies are not accepted.

 

4) Contacting

In the context of contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), personal data is collected. Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. These data are stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your request or for establishing contact and for the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your enquiry; this is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been finally clarified, provided that there are no legal storage obligations to the contrary.
 

5) Data Processing When Opening a Customer Account and for Contract Processing

Pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR, personal data will continue to be collected and processed if you provide them to us for the execution of a contract or when opening a customer account. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms. It is possible to delete your customer account at any time. This can be done by sending a message to the above-mentioned address of the controller. We store and use the data provided by you for contract processing. After complete processing of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be blocked in consideration of tax and commercial retention periods and deleted after expiry of these periods, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or a legally permitted further use of data has been reserved by our site, about which we will inform you accordingly below.
 

6) Use of Your Data for Direct Advertising

6.1 Subscription to Our Newsletter
If you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter, we will send you regular information about our offers. The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. The indication of additional possible data is voluntary and is used to be able to address you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for sending the newsletter. This means that we will not send you an e-mail newsletter, unless you have expressly confirmed to us that you agree to the sending of the newsletter. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to confirm that you wish to receive future newsletters by clicking on an appropriate link.

By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent to the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR. When you register for the newsletter, we store your IP address entered by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration so that we can trace any possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later time. The data collected by us when registering for the newsletter will be used exclusively for the purpose of advertising by means of the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the link provided in the newsletter or by sending a message to the responsible person named above. After your cancellation, your e-mail address will immediately be deleted from our newsletter distribution list, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use data in excess thereof, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.

6.2 Personalized Direct Mail
Based on our legitimate interest in personalized direct mail, we reserve the right to store your first and last name, your postal address and - if we have received this additional information from you within the framework of the contractual relationship - your title, academic degree, year of birth and your professional, industry or business name in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR and to use them for sending interesting offers and information on our products by letter post.
You can object to the storage and use of your data for this purpose at any time by sending an appropriate message to the controller.

 

7) Use of Videos

Use of Youtube Videos

 

This website uses the YouTube embedding function for display and playback of videos offered by the provider Youtube, which belongs to Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").

To this end, the extended data protection mode is used to ensure, according to provider information, that user information will only be stored once the playback function of the video is started. When the playback of embedded YouTube videos is started, the provider sets "YouTube" cookies in order to collect information about user behavior. According to indications from YouTube, the use of those cookies is intended, among other things, to record video statistics, to improve user-friendliness and to avoid improper actions. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account when you click on a video. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. Google saves your data (even for users who are not logged in) as usage profiles and evaluates them. Such an evaluation takes place in particular according to Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR, on the basis of the legitimate interests of Google in the insertion of personalized advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.

Regardless of whether the embedded video is played back, a connection to the Google network "double click" is established when visiting this website. This may trigger further data processing beyond our control.

 

Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

Further information on YouTube data protection can be found in the provider's data protection statement at: www.google.com/policies/privacy/

 

8) Web Analysis Services

8.1 Google (Universal) Analytics

- Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland („Google“). Google Analytics uses so called „cookies“, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable the analysis of your use of this website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website produced by the cookie (including your shortened IP address) is usuallyally transmitted to a Google server and stored there which can also lead to a transmission to the servers of Google LLC. based in the USA.

This website uses Google Analytics exclusively with the extension code „_anonymizelp()“ which ensures the anonymisation of your IP address by shortening it and rules out any direct personal reference. As a result of this extension, your IP address is previously shortened by Google within member states oft he Eurpean Union or in other parties tot he Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a server of Google LLC. in the USA and shortened there. In these exceptional cases, this processing is carried out in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) oft he GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statisticalanalysis of user behavior for purposes of optimisation and marketing.

Google uses this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of this website, to collect reports on website activity, and to provide us with other services related to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browse ras part of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

 

You can prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriet settings on your browser; however, please note that in this case you might not be able to use all the features of this website to their full functionality. Furthermore, you may prevent Google from collecting and processing data generated by cookies relating to your use oft he website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

As an alternative to the browser plug-in, or for browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie that will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in the future (this opt-out-cookie only works for this browser and only for this domain; if you delete your cookies on this browser you have to click this link again):

 

In case of transmitting personal data to Google LLC. based in the USA, Google LLC. is certified under for the US-European Data Protection Convention „Privacy Shield“ which ensures compliance with the level of data protection applicable in the EU. A current certificat can be seen here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list

Furthermore, this website uses Google Analytics for a cross-device analysis of visitor flows which is carried out by means of user IDs. User who access the website for the first time will be attributed a clear, permanent and anonymized ID that is set cross-device. This makes it possible to attribute interaction data of different devices and different sessions to an individual user. The user ID does not contain personal data and does not transmit those data to Google.


The collection and storage of data with regard to the user ID may be refused at any time with respect to subsequent services. To carry this out you have to disable Google Analytics in all systems that you use, e.g. on a different browser or on your mobile device.

 

To disable Google Analytics you can use a Google browser-plugin (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

 

As an alternative to the browser-plugin or for browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link to set an opt-out-cookie that will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in the future (this opt-out-cookie only works for this browser and only for this domain; if you delete your cookies on this browser you have to click this link again):

 

For more information on Google (Universal) Analytics please follow this link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2838718?hl=de&ref_topic=6010376
 

8.2. Matomo (former PIWIK)
Data is collected and stored on this website using the web analysis service software Matomo (www.matomo.org), a service of InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, ("Matomo"). This is done on the basis of our legitimate interest in statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. Pseudonymized user profiles can be created and evaluated from this data for the same purpose. To this end, cookies may be used. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the visitor's Internet browser. The cookies allow, among other things, the internet browser to be recognized. The data collected with Matomo technology (including your pseudonymised IP address) is processed on our servers.

The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website and is not merged with personal data about the holder of the pseudonym.

If you do not agree to the storage and evaluation of this data arising from your visit, you can object to the subsequent storage and use at any time, via mouse click. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Matomo does not collect any session data. Please note: If your cookies are completely deleted, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted, and you may have to activate it again.

 

8.3  Adwords Conversion Tracking

This website uses the online advertising program "Google AdWords" and the conversion tracking within the framework of Google AdWords, Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). We use the program of Google Adwords to draw attention to our attractive offers with the help of advertising materials (so-called Google Adwords) on external websites. We can determine, in relation to the advertising campaigns data, how successful the individual advertising measures are. We are interested in showing you advertisements that are of interest to you. We want to make our website more interesting for you and to achieve a fair calculation of advertising costs.

 

The conversion tracking cookie is set on a user’s browser, if he clicks on an AdWords ad delivered by Google. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer system. These cookies usually lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits a certain page of this website and if the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we will be able to recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was forwarded to this page. Each Google AdWords customer gets a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be traced via the website of AdWords customers. The information collected by the conversion cookies is used to provide aggregate conversion statistics to AdWords customers who have opted-in for conversion tracking. Customers are informed about the total number of users who clicked on the ad and were forwarded to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not get any information enabling them to identify users personally. If you do not want to participate in the tracking program, you can refuse the use of this program by deactivating the Google Conversion Tracking cookie via your Internet browser through the user settings. In this case, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. We use Google Adwords on the basis of our legitimate interest in targeted advertising in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR.


Google LLC, based in the United States, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.


For more information about Google's privacy policy, please visit: https://privacy.google.com/intl/en-GB/take-control.html?categories_activeEl=sign-in


You can permanently deactivate cookies for advertising preferences by blocking them via a respective setting of your browser software or by downloading and installing the browser plug-in, available under the following link:https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996


Please note that certain functions of this website may not be used, or may be used only to a limited extent, if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

 

9) Tools and Miscellaneous

9.1. Google Maps
Our website uses Google Maps (AP’I) of Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Maps is a web service for displaying interactive (country) maps in order to display geographical information visually. Using this service will show you our location and will make it easier for you to find us.

 

When you access the sub-pages that contain the Google Maps map, information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. This is regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in with or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google saves your data (even for users who are not logged in) as usage profiles and evaluates them. Such an evaluation takes place according to Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR, on the basis of the legitimate interests of Google in the insertion of personalized advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles. If you want to do so, you must contact Google to exercise this right.

 

Google LLC, based in the United States, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

 

If you do not agree to the future transmission of your data to Google in the context of using Google Maps, you may completely deactivate the Google Maps web service by switching off the JavaScript application in your browser. In this case, Google Maps as well as the map display on this website cannot be used.

 

The Google terms of use can be found at: policies.google.com/terms. The additional terms of use can be found at: https://www.google.com/intl/en-US_US/help/terms_maps.html.

You can find detailed information on data protection in connection with the use of Google Maps on Google's website ("Google Privacy Policy") at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

9.2 Google Web Fonts
This site uses web fonts provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google") to uniformly display fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

To do this, the browser you are using must have a connection to Google's servers. In this way, Google will be informed that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used for the purpose of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online offers and its use is in our legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font is used by your computer.

Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

Further information about Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

 

10) Rights of the Data Subject

10.1 The valid data protection laws grant you, as an affected person, extensive rights toward the responsible person regarding the processing of your personal data (rights of information and intervention), about which we wish to inform you in the following:

- Right of information according to Art. 15 GDPR: you have in particular a right to information concerning your personal data processed by us, the purposes of processing, categories of personal data processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data have been disclosed or will be disclosed, planned duration of storage or criteria for the determination of the duration of storage, the existence of the right to correction, deletion, restriction of the processing, objection to the processing, complaints to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data should these not have been collected by us from you, existence of an automated decision-making process including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information concerning the logic involved and the extent of the consequences for you and the intended impacts of such processing, as well as your right to instruction as to which guarantees are given according to Art. 46 GDPR in the event of the forwarding of your data to third countries;

- Right to correction according to Art. 16 GDPR: you have the right to the immediate correction of incorrect data affecting you and/or to the completion of any incomplete data of yours stored by us;

- Right to deletion according to Art. 17 GDPR: you have the right to demand the deletion of your personal data if the prerequisites of 17 Para. 1 GDPR are given. This right shall, however, in particular not be given should the processing be necessary for the exercising of the right of free speech and information, fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons that lie in the public interest or for the assertion, exercising or defending of legal entitlements;

- Right to the restriction of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR: you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data as long as the correctness of your data disputed by you is being reviewed; if you reject the deletion of your data due to illegal data processing and demand instead the restriction of the processing of your data, if you should need your data for the assertion, exercising or defending of legal entitlements, after we no longer require said data after the purpose has been attained or if you have objected on grounds that lie in your particular situation, as long as it has not been established whether our legitimate grounds override;

- Right of instruction according to Art. 19 GDPR: should you have asserted a right to correction, deletion or restriction of the processing towards the responsible person, the latter shall be obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerned have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of the processing unless this should prove impossible or involve a disproportionate amount of effort. You have the right to be informed of these recipients.

- Right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR: you have the right to receive the personal data which you have supplied to us in a structured, standard and machine-readable format or to demand transmission to another responsible person inasmuch as this should be technically feasible;

- Right to revoke already granted consents according to Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR: you have the right to revoke any consent granted to the processing of data at any time with effect for the future. In the case of revocation we will delete the data concerned immediately inasmuch as the further processing thereof cannot be supported on a legal basis of non-consent-dependent processing. The revocation of the consent shall not affect the legality of any processing that has taken place on the basis of the consent until the time of its revocation;

- Right to complaint according to Art. 77 GDPR: should you be of the opinion that the processing of the personal data affecting you violates the GDPR you have – notwithstanding any other administrative law or court remedy – the right to register a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state in which you are currently resident, where your workplace is located or where the supposed violation has taken place.

10.2 RIGHT TO OBJECT
IF, WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF A CONSIDERATION OF INTERESTS, WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON THE BASIS OF OUR PREDOMINANT LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE ON THE GROUNDS THAT ARISE FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION. IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO FURTHER PROCESSING IF WE CAN PROVE COMPELLING REASONS WORTHY OF PROTECTION FOR PROCESSING WHICH OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES TO ASSERT, EXERCISE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS.

IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA WHICH ARE USED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES. YOU MAY EXERCISE THE OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES.
 

11) Duration of Storage of Personal Data

The duration of the storage of personal data is determined by the respective legal retention period (e.g. commercial and tax retention periods). After expiry of this period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided they are no longer necessary for the performance or initiation of the contract and/or there is no longer any legitimate interest on our part in the further storage.