The person responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personal data in the sense of Art. 4 No. 7 DSGVO is
Dr. Ursula Hübenthal
50733 Cologne, Germany
T. +49 (0)221-7201473
If you wish to object to the collection, processing or use of your data by us in accordance with these data protection provisions in whole or for individual measures, you can address your objection to the person responsible.
This data protection declaration is intended to inform the users of this website about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the website operator.
The website operator takes your data protection very seriously and treats your personal data confidentially and according to the legal regulations. Since new technologies and the constant further development of this website may result in changes to this data protection declaration, we recommend that you read the data protection declaration again at regular intervals.
Definitions of the terms used (e.g. “personal data” or “processing”) can be found in Art. 4 DSGVO.
Data deletion and storage duration
The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. In addition, the data may be stored if the European or national legislator has provided for this in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the person responsible is subject. The data shall also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless it is necessary for further storage of the data for the conclusion or performance of a contract.
We, the website operator or page provider, collect data on access to the website on the basis of our legitimate interest (see Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) and store these as “server log files” on the server of the website. The following data is logged in this way:
- Visited website
- Time at the time 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
The server log files are stored for a maximum of 180 days and then deleted. The data is stored for security reasons, e.g. to clarify cases of misuse. If data have to be deleted for reasons of proof, they are excluded from deletion until the incident has been finally clarified.
The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is mandatory for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.
Range measurement & cookies
If you do not want cookies to be stored on your end device for range measurement, you can object to the use of these files here:
- Cookie deactivation page of the network advertising initiative: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
- Cookie deactivation page of the US website: http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/
- Cookie deactivation page of the European website: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
Common browsers offer the option not to accept cookies. Note: There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restrictions if you make the appropriate settings.
The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:
- Language settings
- Articles in a shopping cart
- log-in information
Collection and processing of personal data
The website operator collects, uses and passes on your personal data only if this is permitted by law or if you consent to the collection of data.
Personal data includes all information which serves to determine your person and which can be traced back to you – for example your name, e-mail address and telephone number.
You can also visit this website without providing any personal information. However, in order to improve our online service, we store your access data to this website (without personal reference). This access data includes, for example, the file you requested or the name of your Internet provider. The anonymisation of the data does not allow conclusions to be drawn about you personally.
- Which one? – We process personal data such as your first name, surname, IP address, e-mail address, place of residence, postal code and details of contents from the contact form.
- How? – We process personal data only after express permission of the users concerned and in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations.
- Why? – Personal data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in fulfilling our contractually agreed services and optimising our online offering.
Contact form and e-mail contact
A contact form is available on our website, which can be used for electronic contact. If a user makes use of this possibility, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored.
Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the e-mail address provided. In this case, the personal data of the user transmitted with the e-mail will be stored.
The data will not be passed on to third parties in this context. The data will be used exclusively for the processing of the conversation.
The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO if the user has given his consent.
The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of an e-mail is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If the purpose of the e-mail contact is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.
The processing of personal data from the input mask serves us solely to process the establishment of contact. In the case of contact by e-mail, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.
The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.
The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of their collection. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is terminated when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been conclusively clarified.
The user can revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued.
On the basis of our legitimate interests, this website uses the following data to optimise and analyse our online offering in the sense of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO uses the service “Google Analytics”, which is provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). The service (Google Analytics) uses “cookies” – text files which are stored on your terminal device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there for 14 months.
Google LLC complies with European privacy laws and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active
On this website IP anonymization is used. The IP address of the users is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area and in the other contracting states of the agreement. Only in individual cases is the IP address initially transmitted unabbreviated to a Google server in the USA and then shortened there. By this shortening the personal reference of your IP address is omitted. The IP address of the user transmitted by the browser is not combined with other data stored by Google.
Under the terms of the order data agreement, which we have concluded with Google Inc. as the website operator, Google Inc. uses the information collected to compile an analysis of website usage and website activity and to provide services relating to internet usage.
The data collected by Google on our behalf is used to evaluate the use of our online services by individual users, e.g. to create reports on website activity in order to improve our online services.
You have the option of preventing cookies from being stored on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. It is not guaranteed that you can access all functions of this website without restrictions if your browser does not allow cookies.
You can also use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to Google Inc. and used by Google Inc. The following link leads you to the corresponding plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Alternatively, by clicking on this link you prevent Google Analytics from collecting data about you within this website. Click on the link above to download an opt-out cookie. Your browser must therefore always allow the storage of cookies for this purpose. If you delete your cookies regularly, you will need to click the link again each time you visit this website.
Here you will find further information on the use of data by Google Inc:
- https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners?hl=de (Daten, die von Google-Partnern erhoben werden)
- https://adssettings.google.de/authenticated (Einstellungen über Werbung, die Ihnen angezeigt wird)
- https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=de (Verwendung von Cookies in Anzeigen)
We embed web fonts (fonts) in our website that have been created by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
The following data is transferred to Google when the fonts are loaded:
- Browser and version
- Host (website) that triggers the request
- Operating system of the user
- Screen resolution of the user
- IP address of the user
- language setting