Benjamin Hirsch & Klaus Hirsch GbR
Am Plaßgraben 18a
t +49 176 21932384
Responsible for the content:
(Address as above)
Categories of affected persons
Visitors and users of the online service (hereinafter we refer to the affected persons as "users").
Purpose of processing
- Provision of the online service, its functions and contents.
- Answering contact requests and communicating with users.
- Safety measures
- Audience measurement / Marketing
"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter the "data subject"); a natural person is considered as identifiable, which can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, to an identification number, to location data, to an online identifier (eg cookie) or to one or more special features, that express the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.
"Processing" means any process performed with or without the aid of automated procedures or any such process associated with personal data. The term goes far and includes virtually every handling of data.
"Pseudonymisation" means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without additional information being provided, provided that such additional information is kept separate and subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.
"Profiling" means any kind of automated processing of personal data which involves the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects relating to job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation of that natural person.
"Controller" means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body that decides, alone or with others, on the purposes and means of processing personal data.
"Processor" means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Relevant legal bases
We take appropriate technical measures in accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing as well as the different likelihood and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons and organizational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.
Measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as their access, input, disclosure, availability and separation. We have also set up procedures to ensure the enjoyment of data subject rights, data deletion and data vulnerability. Furthermore, we consider the protection of personal data already in the development, or selection of hardware, software and procedures, according to the principle of data protection through technology design and privacy-friendly default settings (Article 25 GDPR).
Collaboration with processors and third parties
If, in the context of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (processors or third parties), transmit or otherwise grant access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of a legal permission (eg if a transmission of the data to third parties, as required by payment service providers, to fulfill the contract, pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR), you have consented to a legal obligation or based on our legitimate interests (eg the use of webhosters, etc.).
If we commission third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called "processing contract", this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR.
Transfers to third countries
If we process data in a third country (ie outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or in the context of the use of third party services or disclosure or transmission of data to third parties, this will only be done if it is to fulfill our (pre) contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or have the data processed in a third country only in the presence of the special conditions of Art. 44 et seq. GDPR. That the processing is e.g. on the basis of specific guarantees, such as the officially recognized level of data protection (eg for the US through the Privacy Shield) or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses").
Rights of data subjects
You have the right to ask for confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and for information about this data as well as for further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.
In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR you have the right to demand the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of the incorrect data concerning you.
In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that the relevant data be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to require a restriction of the processing of data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR.
You have the right to demand that the data relating to you, which you have provided to us, be obtained in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR and request their transmission to other persons responsible.
According to Art. 77 GDPR, you also have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
Right of withdrawal
You have the right to revoke granted consent in accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR with future effect.
Right to object
You can object to the future processing of your data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time. The objection may in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.
Cookies and right to object in direct advertisement
"Cookies" are small files that are stored on users' computers. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store the information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after his visit to an online service. Temporary cookies, or "session cookies" or "transient cookies", are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online service and closes his browser. In such a cookie, e.g. the contents of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status are saved. The term "permanent" or "persistent" refers to cookies that remain stored even after the browser has been closed. Thus, e.g. the login status will be saved if users visit it after several days. Likewise, in such a cookie the interests of the users can be stored, which are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. A "third-party cookie" refers to cookies that are offered by providers other than the person who manages the online service (otherwise, if it is only their cookies, this is called "first-party cookies").
If users do not want cookies stored on their computer, they will be asked to disable the option in their browser's system settings. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online service.
Erasure of data
According to legal requirements in Germany, the storage takes place in particular for 10 years according to §§ 147 (1) AO, 257 (1) no. 1 and 4, para. 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, accounting documents, trading books, documents relevant for taxation, etc.) and 6 years in accordance with § 257 (1) no. 2 and 3, para. 4 HGB (commercial letters).
Hosting and e-mailing
The hosting services we use are designed to provide the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage and database services, e-mailing, security and technical maintenance services we use to operate this online service.
We, respectively our hosting provider process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, prospects and visitors to this online service based on our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online service according Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR i.n conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR (conclusion of processing contract).
Collection of access data and log files
We, or our hosting provider, collects data on every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files) on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR. The access data includes name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, message about successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
Logfile information are stored for security purposes (for example, to investigate abusive or fraudulent activities) for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data whose further retention is required for evidential purposes shall be exempted from the cancellation until final clarification of the incident.
Online presence in social media
We maintain online presence within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with customers, prospects and users to inform them about our services. When using the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and data processing policies of their respective operators apply.
Integration of services and content of third parties
Based on our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online service within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. GDPR), we use services offered by third-party providers in order to provide their content and services, such as include videos, maps or fonts (collectively referred to as "content").
This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users, since they could not send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We endeavor to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address solely for the delivery of the content. Third parties may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also referred to as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. The "pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and may include, but is not limited to, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visit time, and other information regarding the use of our online service.
Google Tag Manager
Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows us to manage so-called web site tags through one interface (including, for example, Google Analytics and other Google marketing services in our online service). The tag manager itself (which implements the tags) does not process users' personal data. With regard to the processing of users' personal data, reference is made to the following information about Google's services. Usage Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/en/tagmanager/use-policy.html.
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).
Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online service by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online service and to provide us with further services related to the use of this online service and the internet usage. In this case, pseudonymous usage profiles of the users can be created from the processed data.
We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the users will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.
The IP address submitted by the user's browser will not be merged with other data provided by Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; Users may also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online service as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
As an alternative and for mobile browsers that do not offer the option of an extension installation, setting an opt-out cookie can also prevent the storage: Disable Google Analytics with opt-out cookie. When deleting the browser data / browser cache, however, this cookie is also deleted and must be set again to prevent storage.
The personal data of users will be deleted or anonymized after 14 months.
Affiliate programs and affiliate links
In our online service we include so-called affiliate links or other links (which may include, for example, discount codes) to the offers and services of third parties (collectively referred to as "affiliate links"). If users follow the affiliate links, or subsequently take advantage of the offers, we may receive commission or other benefits from these third parties (collectively referred to as "commission").
In order to be able to track whether the users have taken advantage of the offers of an affiliate link used by us, it is necessary that the respective third party providers learn that the users have followed an affiliate link used within our online service. The assignment of the affiliate links to the respective business transactions or other actions (e.g. purchases) serves the sole purpose of the commission settlement and is cancelled as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose.
For the purposes of the above-mentioned affiliate link assignment, the affiliate links can be supplemented by certain values, which are a component of the link or can be stored elsewhere, e.g. in a cookie. These values can include in particular the initial website (referrer), the time, an online identification of the operator of the website on which the affiliate link was located, an online identification of the respective offer, the type of link used, the type of offer and an online identification of the user.
- Processed data types: Contract data (e.g. object of contract, duration, customer category), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
- Affected persons: Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
- Purposes of processing: Affiliate tracking.
- Legal bases: Consent (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR), Fulfilment of contract and pre-contractual enquiries (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b. GDPR), Legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f. GDPR).
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Images / Creative Commons licenses
Our images and photos are for the most part licensed under a Creative Commons license and may be used in compliance with this. Images of third-party authors usually have a CC-BY or CC-BY-SA license. The original images of these photographers were usually slightly changed and adapted in format. Information about the author and the license are always in the immediate vicinity of the image (with the exception of thumbnails). Images without declaration of a license are subject to the normal copyright law.