Contact with Data Protection Manager:
T +49 (0) 201-83916-138
1. Scope of data processing
As a matter of principle, we gather and utilize users' personal data only to the extent required to ensure the functioning of our website and of our contents and services. The gathering and utilization of our users' personal data normally occurs after users have granted their consent. An exception occurs where data processing is legally permitted.
2. Legal basis of data processing
To the extent that permission of the affected individual is obtained for the processing of personal data, Article 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis.
In the processing of personal data to fulfil a contract whose contractual party is the individual affected, Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing required to implement pre-contractual measures.
As far as the processing of personal data to fulfil a legal obligation is required, which is subject to our company, is Article 6(1) lit. c GDPR as legal basis.
In the event that the vital interests of the data subject or of another individual may require the processing of personal data is Article 6(1) lit. d GDPR as legal basis.
If processing is required to safeguard the justified interest of the MPG or a third party and the interests, basic rights and basic freedoms of the affected individual do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR serves as the basis for such processing.
3. Data deletion and storage duration
The affected individual's personal data are deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage ceases to apply. Storage can also occur if provided for by European or national legislators in EU regulations, acts or other legislation to which the MPG is subject. A blocking or deletion of data then occurs only if a storage period prescribed by one of the aforementioned norms expires, unless a necessity exists in relation to the further storage of the data for the arrangement of a contract or the fulfilment of a contract.
4. Description and scope of data processing
Every time you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer. The data is also stored in the log files of our system. Not affected by this are the IP addresses of the user or other data that enable the assignment of the data to a user. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.
5. Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the temporary storage of data is Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR.
6. Purpose of data processing
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user's computer. For this the IP address of the user must remain stored for the duration of the session.
Storage occurs in log files in order to ensure the website's functionality. The data also help us optimize the websites, eliminate malfunctions and ensure our IT system security. Evaluations of data for marketing purposes doesn´t take place in this context.
Our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR also lies in such purposes.
7. Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.
In the instance that data are stored in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Storage above and beyond this period is possible. In this case, the users' IP addresses are deleted or removed so they can no longer be allocated to the visiting client.
8. Possibility of opposition and elimination
The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, the user has no right of objection in this respect.
The following list comprises all rights of the data subjects according to the GDPR. Rights which are not relevant for the own website do not have to be mentioned. In this respect, the list can be shortened.
If personal data relating to you is processed, you are data subject in the sense of the GDPR and have the following rights versus the controller:
9. Right to information
You can demand the controller to provide a confirmation whether personal data relating to you are processed by us.
If there is such processing, you may request the controller to provide information on the following:
(1) the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
(2) the categories of personal data which are processed;
(3) the recipients or categories of recipients of the personal data to which the respective personal data have been disclosed or will be disclosed;
(4) the period for which the personal data concerning you will be stored, or if concrete information hereon is not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
(5) the existence of a right to request rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, of a right to a restriction of the processing through the controller or of a right to object to this processing;
(6) the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
(7) all available information on the origin of the data, in case the personal data are not collected from the data subject;
(8) the existence of an automated decision-making, including profiling, according to Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject;
You have the right to ask for information whether the personal data concerning you are transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you can demand to be informed on suitable safeguards according to Article 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer.
10. Right to rectification
You have a right to obtain rectification and/or completion versus the controller, in case the processed personal data concerning you are incorrect or incomplete. The controller shall make the rectification without delay.
11. Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to obtain restriction of the processing of the personal data concerning you where one of the following applies:
(1) the accuracy of the personal data is contested by you, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
(2) the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead;
(3) the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you require them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
(4) you have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and it is not yet verified whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of you.
Where processing of the personal data related to you has been restricted, such data shall - with exception of their storage – only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a member state.
If the processing has been restricted pursuant to the above conditions, you shall be informed by the controller before the restriction of processing is lifted.
12. Right to erasure
a) Obligation to erasure of personal data
You have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay and the controller is obliged to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:
(1) the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
(2) you withdraw your consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1), or point (a) of Article 9(2) GDPR, and there is no other legal ground for the processing.
(3) you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR.
(4) the personal data concerning you have been unlawfully processed.
(5) the personal data concerning you have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation according to Union or member state law to which the controller is subject.
(6) the personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) GDPR.
b) Information to third parties
Where the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) GDPR to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that you as the data subject have requested the erasure of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.
The right to erasure shall not apply to the extent that processing is necessary:
(1) for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
(2) for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or member state law to which the controller is subject, or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
(3) for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with points (h) and (i) of Article 9(2) as well as Article 9(3) GDPR;
(4) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) GDPR in so far as the right referred to under section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; or
(5) for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
13. Right to notification
In case you have enforced the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of the processing, the controller is obliged to communicate any rectification or erasure of the personal data or restriction of the processing to each recipient to whom the personal data have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. The controller shall inform you about those recipients if you request it.
14. Right for data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to the controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Moreover, you have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where:
(1) the processing is based on a consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR; and
(2) the processing is carried out by automated means.
In exercising this right, you have further the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. Rights and freedoms of others shall not be adversely affected hereby.
The right to data portability shall not apply to a processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
15. Right to object
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.
The controller shall no longer process the personal data concerning you unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Where personal data concerning you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.
Where you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data shall no longer be processed for such purposes.
In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
16. Right to revocation of the data protection declaration of consent
You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time. By revoking the consent, the legitimacy of the processing carried out on basis of this consent until revocation is not affected.
17. Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This shall not apply if the decision
(1) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between you and the data controller,
(2) is authorized by Union or member state law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or
(3) is based on your explicit consent.
However, these decisions shall not be based on special categories of personal data referred to in Article 9(1) GDPR, unless point (a) or (g) of Article 9(2) GDPR applies and suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests are in place.
With respect to the case under (1) and (3), the data controller shall implement suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, which includes at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express the own point of view and to contest the decision
18. Right to appeal to a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your place of residence, place of work or the place of the alleged violation, if you are of the opinion that the processing of the personal data relating to you contravenes the GDPR.
The supervisory authority where appeal was filed informs the appellant on the status and the results of the appeal including the possibility of judicial remedy according to Article 78 GDPR.