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Privacy Policy

We are very pleased that you are interested in our company. Data protection is of particular importance for the management of bb med. product GmbH. The websites of bb med. product GmbH can in principle be used without providing any personal data. If a data subject wishes to use special services provided by our company via our website, the processing of personal data may become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and if for such processing there is no legal basis, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, e.g. the name, the address, email address or telephone number of a data subject is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in compliance with the country-specific data protection regulations that apply for bb med. product GmbH. By means of this Privacy Policy, our company wishes to inform the public of the type, extent and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. This Privacy Policy also explains the rights of data subjects.

As party responsible for the processing, bb med. product GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures, in order to ensure as seamlessly as possible the protection of the personal data processed via this website. Internet-based data transmission may, however, in principle involve gaps in security, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject has the right to communicate personal data to us also by alternative means, e.g. by telephone.

1. Definitions

The Privacy Policy of bb med. product GmbH is based on terminology used by the European body issuing directives and European regulators when issuing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is intended that our Privacy Policy can easily be read and understood by the public as well as by our clients and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain in advance the terminology used.

Among others, we are using the following terms in this Privacy Policy:

a)    personal data

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereafter “data subject”). an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person;

b)    Data subject

Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing;

c)    Processing

Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed in connection with personal data or sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

d)    Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

e)    Profiling

Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

f)     Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

g)    Controller or party responsible for the processing

Controller or party responsible for the processing means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

h)    Processor

Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

i)      Recipient

Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data is disclosed, regardless of whether this is a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.

j)      Third party

Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data;

k)    Consent

Consent of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by way of a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. Name and address of the party responsible for the processing (Controller)

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

bb med. product GmbH

Wöhrmannstr. 15

47546 Kalkar-Kehrum

Germany

Tel.: +49 2824 2083 0

email: info@bb-kalkar.de

Website: www.bb-kalkar.de

 

3. Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the Party responsible for the processing (Controller) is:

EU-CON BeraterForum GmbH

Waldfeuchter Str. 266

52525 Heinsberg

Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 2452 99 33 11

email: brodermanns@eu-con.net

Website: www.eu-con.de

Each data subject can contact our data protection officer at any time regarding any questions and suggestions in respect of data protection.

4. Collection of general data and information

Every time the website of bb med. product GmbH is accessed by a data subject or an automated system, it collects a series of general data and information. This general data and information are saved in the log files of the server. The data and information that can be collected are (1) the types and versions of the browsers used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reached our website (so-called referrer), (4) the subpages on our webpages, which are called via an accessing system, (5) the date and time of the access to the website, (6) an internet log address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing systems and (8) other similar data and information, which serve to avert dangers in the case of attacks on our IT systems.

By using this general data and information, bb med. product GmbH does not draw any conclusions on the data subject. In fact, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) to optimise the contents of our website as well as advertisements for the website, (3) to ensure the permanent functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our website, as well as (4) to provide law enforcement authorities the information required for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. This data and information that is collected anonymously, is therefore on the one hand analysed by bb med. product GmbH statistically and also with the aim to increase data protection and data security in our company, in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

5. Registration on our website

The data subject has the opportunity to register on the website of the controller by submitting personal data. The personal data to be submitted to the controller is derived from the respective input form used for the registration. The personal data input by the data subject is collected and stored solely for internal use by the controller and for its own purposes. The controller can arrange for transfer of the personal data to one or more processors, for example a provider of parcel services, who will likewise use the personal data solely for the internal purposes of the controller.

Furthermore, by registering on the website of the controller, the IP address assigned by the data subject’s Internet service provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration will also be stored. This data is stored against the background that this is the only way to prevent misuse of our services and, if necessary, to enable criminal offences to be investigated. It is therefore necessary to store this data as a safeguard for the controller. This data will never be transferred to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to do so or such transfer is for purposes of prosecution.

The registration of the data subject with the voluntary provision of personal data enables the data controller to offer the data subject content or services which, due to the nature of the matter, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to change the personal data provided during registration at any time or to have it completely erased from the database of the controller.

The controller will, at any time upon request, provide any data subject with information on what personal data it holds on the data subject. In addition, the controller will correct or erase personal data at the request or indication of the data subject, insofar as there are no statutory obligations to retain the data. The entirety of the controller’s employees are available to the data subject in this respect as contact persons.

6. Cookies

Our website uses so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to your end device. They are either temporarily stored on your end device for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them yourself or until they are automatically deleted by your web browser.
In some cases, third-party cookies can also be stored on your device when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services of the third party company (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).
Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping basket function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behaviour or display advertisements.
Cookies which are required to carry out the electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or to provide certain functions which you have requested (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping basket function) or to optimise the website (e.g. cookies to measure the web audience) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has an authorized interest in saving cookies for technically perfect and optimized provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the storage of the relevant cookies will be based solely on this consent (Art. 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR); consent may be revoked at any time.
You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed when cookies have been placed and can accept cookies in individual cases only, can forbid the acceptance of cookies either in certain cases or in general and moreover you can enable automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The functionality of this website may be limited if cookies are disabled.
Insofar as cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you of this separately as part of this Privacy Policy and request your consent if necessary.

7. Contacting us via the website

Due to statutory provisions, the website of bb med. product GmbH contains information, which enable our company to be contacted quickly by electronic means, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the party responsible for the processing (controller) via e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data voluntarily transmitted by a data subject to the party responsible for the processing (controller) are stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. Personal data are not disclosed to third parties.

7. Comments function in the blog on the website

bb med. product GmbH offers users the possibility of leaving individual comments on individual blog posts in a blog which is on the website of the controller. A blog is a portal maintained on an Internet site, usually publicly accessible, in which one or more persons, called bloggers or web bloggers, can post articles or write down thoughts in so-called blog posts. The blog posts can usually be commented on by third parties.

If a data subject leaves a comment in the blog published on this website, in addition to the comments left by the data subject, information on the time of the comment and the user name (pseudonym) chosen by the data subject will be stored and published. Furthermore, the IP address assigned to the person concerned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) is also logged. The IP address is stored for security reasons and in the event that the person concerned violates the rights of third parties or posts illegal content by submitting a comment. The storage of this personal data is therefore in the interest of the controller, so that it can be exculpated in the event of a violation of the law. The personal data collected will not be passed on to third parties, unless such a transfer is required by law or serves the legal defence of the controller.

8. Subscription to comments in the blog on the website

The comments made in the blog of bb med. product GmbH can be subscribed to by third parties. In particular, it is possible for a commentator to subscribe to the comments following his or her comment on a specific blog post.

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

9. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The party responsible for the processing (Controller) processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the period required to achieve the purpose of storage, or if this was envisaged by the European legislator or another legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

If the purpose of storage no longer exists or if a retention period specified by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data shall be routinely blocked or erased in accordance with the statutory provisions.

10. Rights of the data subject

a)    Right to confirmation

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her is being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to confirmation, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

b) Right of access

The data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller free of charge confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the personal data as well as a copy of this information. Further, the European legislator has permitted the data subject access to the following information:
the purposes of the processing
the categories of personal data concerned
the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations
where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period
the existence of the right to obtain from the controller the rectification or erasure of personal data, or the restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing
the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
where the personal data is not collected from the data subject: any available information as to the source of the data
the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with 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

Furthermore, the data subject shall have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data is transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time for this purpose.

c)    Right to rectification

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her without undue delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall also have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

d)    Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:
The personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
The data subject withdraws his or her consent which forms the basis for the processing according to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Art. 9 (2) (a) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21(2) GDPR.
The personal data has been unlawfully processed.
The personal data must to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
The personal data has been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Art. 8 (1) GDPR.

If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by bb med. product GmbH, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time. The employee at bb med. product GmbH will ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.

If the personal data was published by bb med. product GmbH and if our company as controller has a duty to erase the personal data in accordance with Art. 17 (1) GDPR, bb med. product GmbH takes the appropriate measures, also technical measures, having regard to the available technology and the costs of implementation, to inform other controllers who process the published personal data, that the data subject has requested the erasure of all links to this personal data or of copies or replication of this personal data, such erasure to be ensured by these other controllers, insofar as the processing is not necessary. The employee of bb med. product GmbH will arrange the necessary steps in individual cases.

e)    Right to restriction of processing

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data
The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of its use instead.
The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but it is required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR pending the verification of whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the personal data stored by bb med. product GmbH, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time for this purpose. The employee of bb med. product GmbH will arrange the restriction of processing.

f)     Right to data portability

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data has been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Art. 9 (2) (a) GDPR, or on a contract in accordance with Art. 6 (1) GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 (1) GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may contact an employee of bb med. product GmbH at any time.

g)    Right to object

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is based on Art. 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

bb med. product GmbH will no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If bb med. product GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object to the processing of personal data for the purposes of such marketing at any time. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the processing for direct marketing to bb med. product GmbH, bb med. product GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject shall have the right to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, where personal data is processed at bb med. product GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 (1) GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

To exercise the right to object, the data subject can directly contact any member of staff of bb med. product GmbH or another employee. In addition, the data subject is free in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

h)    Automated individual decision-making including profiling

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator 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, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2)
is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and these legal provisions contain suitable measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject or (3) or is based on the data subject’s explicit consent.

Where the decision is (1) necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is taken with the express consent of the data subject, bb med. product GmbH will take reasonable steps to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person from the controller, to put forward his or her point of view and to challenge the decision.

If a data subject wishes to exercise rights in relation to automated decision-making, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

i)   Right of withdrawal of data protection consent:

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to the processing of his or her personal data at any time.

If a data subject wishes to exercise his or her in relation to the withdrawal of consent, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

11. Data protection during applications and application procedures

The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application procedure. The processing can also be carried out by electronic means. This is the case in particular if the applicant sends corresponding application documents by electronic means, for example by e-mail or via a web form that can be found on the website. If the controller concludes a contract of employment with an applicant, the data that has been submitted is stored for the purpose of handling the employment relationship, in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the controller does not enter into a contract of employment with the applicant, the application documents shall be erased automatically two months after the notification of the refusal decision, provided that there are no other legitimate interest of the controller preventing an erasure. Another legitimate interest in this context is, for example, a burden of proof in a procedure according to the AGG (General Equal Treatment Act).

12. Payment method: Privacy policy for PayPal as the payment method

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

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

If the data subject selects “PayPal” as the payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, the data of the data subject is automatically transferred to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, the data subject consents to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.

The personal data transmitted to PayPal is usually first name, surname, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data necessary for payment processing. Personal data which is related to the respective order is also necessary for processing the purchase contract.

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

PayPal may transfer the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors if this is necessary to fulfil the contractual obligations or if the data is to be processed on behalf of the customer.

The data subject may revoke his or her consent to PayPal’s handling of personal data at any time. A revocation does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for the (contractual) handling of payments.

PayPal’s Privacy Statement can be found at https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

13. Payment method: Privacy policy for Sofortüberweisung as the payment method

The controller has integrated Sofortüberweisung components in this website. Sofortüberweisung is a payment service that enables cashless payment for products and services on the Internet. Sofortüberweisung represents a technical procedure by which the online merchant immediately receives a payment confirmation. This enables the merchant to deliver goods, services or downloads to the customer immediately after the order has been placed.

The operating company of Sofortüberweisung is SOFORT GmbH, Fußbergstraße 1, 82131 Gauting, Germany.

If the data subject selects “Sofortüberweisung” as the payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, the data of the data subject is automatically transferred to Sofortüberweisung. By selecting this payment option, the data subject consents to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.

In the case of purchase processing via Sofortüberweisung, the buyer transmits the PIN and the TAN to Sofort GmbH. Sofortüberweisung then carries out a transfer to the online merchant after a technical check of the account balance and retrieval of further data to check the account coverage. The online merchant is then automatically notified of the execution of the financial transaction.

The personal data exchanged with Sofortüberweisung is usually first name, surname, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data necessary for payment processing. The purpose of data transmission is to process payments and prevent fraud. The controller will transfer personal data to Sofortüberweisung, in particular, if there is a legitimate interest in the transfer. The personal data exchanged between Sofortüberweisung and the controller may be transferred by Sofortüberweisung to credit reporting agencies. The purpose of this transfer is to check identity and creditworthiness.

Sofortüberweisung may transfer the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors if this is necessary to fulfil the contractual obligations or if the data is to be processed on behalf of the customer.

The data subject may revoke his or her consent to Sofortüberweisung’s handling of personal data at any time. A revocation does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for the (contractual) handling of payments.

Sofortüberweisung’s Privacy Policy can be found at https://www.sofort.com/ger-DE/datenschutzerklaerung-sofort-gmbh/.

14. Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR serves our company as the legal basis for the processing operations, where we obtain consent for a specific purpose of processing. If the processing is required for the performance of a contract where the contractual partner is the data subject, which is, for example, the case in processing procedures that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of another service or return service, then the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR. The same applies to such processing procedures, which are required for the implementation of precontractual measures, such as in case of enquiries on our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation, due to which the processing of personal data is necessary, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, then the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data could become necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would, for example, be the case, if a visitor was injured in our business and thereupon his name, his age, his health insurance company data or other vital information would have to be disclosed to a doctor, a hospital or other third parties. In such case, the processing would be based on Art. 6 (1) (d) GDPR Finally, processing procedures could be based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. This legal basis applies to processing procedures, which are not capture by any of the above-mentioned legal bases, when the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject are not overriding. Such processing procedures are permitted to us in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator, who considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed, if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47, sentence 2 GDPR).

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

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, our legitimate interest is the performance of our business activities in support of the well-being of all our staff and our shareholders.

16. Period of storage of personal data

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After the period has expired, the corresponding data are routinely deleted, provided that they are no longer required for the performance of the contract or the contract initiation.

17. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; necessity for the contract conclusion; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; potential consequences for failure to provide the personal data

We are informing you that the provision of personal data is partially prescribed by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also arise from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). From time to time, it may be necessary for the conclusion of a contract, that a data subject provides personal data to us, which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide personal data to us if our company is entering into a contract with the data subject. A failure to provide the personal data to us would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before providing personal data, the data subject must contact a member of our staff. Our employee explains to the data subject in the individual case, whether the provision of the personal data is prescribed legally or contractually or whether it is required for the contract conclusion, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the failure to provide the personal data would have.

18. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we dispense with automated decision-making or profiling.

This Privacy Policy was prepared by the privacy policy generator of DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, which is operating as External Data Protection Officer Kempten, in cooperation with Christian Solmecke, lawyer for IT and data protection law.