Privacy Policy 

Thank you for your interest in our company. Data protection is especially high on the list of priorities for the management of Artefakt Kulturkonzepte. It is possible to use Artefakt Kulturkonzepte’s website without specifying any personal information; however, if a data subject wants to use special services provided by our company via our website, it may become necessary to process personal data. If it does become necessary to process personal data and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject always occurs in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations that apply to Artefakt Kulturkonzepte. Using this data privacy policy statement, our company would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, this statement of our data privacy policy informs data subjects of the rights to which they are entitled. 
As the party responsible for the processing, Artefakt Kulturkonzepte has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure that the protection of personal data processed through this website is complete. However, Internet-based data transmissions in general are subject to security vulnerabilities, meaning that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject may transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.

1. Definitions
Artefakt Kulturkonzepte’s privacy policy is based on the terms used by European legislators upon enacting the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understandable to the general public, as well as our customers and business partners. To ensure that this is the case, we would like to clarify the terms used.
In this privacy policy we use, among others, the following terms:

a)    Personal data

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by referring 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 said natural person. 

b)    Data subject

A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing. 

c)    Processing

Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether by automated means, such as collection, recording, organizing, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination, or any other form of making it available, synchronizing or combining, restricting, erasing, or destroying it.

d)    Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting its processing in the future. 

e)    Profiling

Profiling is any form of automated processing of personal data which consists of using personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects related to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, their economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or movements.

f)     Pseudonymization

Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way 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 operational measures to ensure that the personal data cannot be attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

g)    Controller or controller responsible for processing

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

h)    Processor

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

i)      Recipient

The recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body to which personal data is disclosed, irrespective of whether it is a third party or not. However, public authorities which receive personal data within the scope of a specific inquiry in accordance with European Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.

j)      Third parties

A third party is 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 authorized to process personal data.

k)    Consent

Consent by the data subject is any freely given, informed, and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes for each specific case by which he or she, through a statement or through other clear corroborative action, signifies that he or she agrees to the processing of his or her personal data.

2. Name and address of the controller
Controller for the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws effective in Member States of the European Union and other regulations related to data protection is:
Artefakt Kulturkonzepte
Marienburger Straße 16
10405 Berlin
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)30 440 10 720
e-mail: mail@artefakt-berlin.de
Website: www.artefakt-berlin.de

3. Cookies
Artefakt Kulturkonzepte’s web pages use cookies. Cookies are text files that are filed and stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.
Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is unique to each cookie. It consists of a string of characters which allows websites and servers to correlate the specific browser that the cookie is saved on. This enables websites and servers to distinguish the data subject from other Internet browsers which contain other cookies. A specific browser can be identified and recognized through its distinct cookie ID.
By storing cookies, Artefakt Kulturkonzepte can provide user-friendly services to its website visitors which would otherwise not be possible.
Using cookies, we can optimize the information and services on our website with our users in mind. As mentioned above, cookies allow us to recognize visitors to our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to utilize our website. Visitors to a website that uses cookies, for example, do not have to enter their login data every time because it can be transferred from the website and the cookie stored on user’s computer. Another example are cookies used with online shopping carts. The online shop uses cookies to retain the articles that customers place in their virtual shopping carts.
The data subject may at any time prevent cookie files from being created by our website by changing the cookie settings in their browsers to permanently disable them. Furthermore, they can delete cookies already stored in a browser or other software programs. This can be carried out on all popular browsers. If the data subject disables cookies on their browser, they may deactivate certain functions on our website.

4. Collection of general data and information
Every time a data subject or an automated system visits the website, Artefakt Kulturkonzepte collects a series of general data and information. This general data and information is stored on the server’s log files. The following may be collected: (1) types of browsers and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the address of the website from which the accessing system accessed our website (so-called HTTP referrers), (4) the subsites that the accessing system accesses on our website, (5) the date and time that the website is accessed, (6) and Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the accessing system’s Internet service provider, and (8) other similar data and information that serve to avert attacks on our information technology systems.
Artefakt Kulturkonzepte does not make any inferences regarding data subjects when utilizing this general data and information. Rather, the information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website and our ads, (3) ensure the long-time viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement agencies with information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of cyberattacks. Artefakt Kulturkonzepte statistically analyzes this anonymously collected data and information with the goal of strengthening our company’s data protection and security and ensuring the highest level of security for the personal data we process. Anonymous data on the server log files is stored separately from all personal data provided by the data subject.

5. Subscribing to our newsletters 
On our website, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to one or more newsletters. We use the newsletter system kulturkurier.de by data kulturlink ag (Berlin). The so-called closed-loop authentication process is used in compliance with the law and data privacy. The potential recipient first receives an e-mail with a confirmation link. The address is not added to the mailing list until confirmation takes place. You can terminate storage of your data and the use of your e-mail address for distribution via the “unsubscribe link” found at the end of each newsletter. You can find more information here: http://hilfe.kulturkurier.de/kulturnewsletter/ 
The personal information that is transferred to the controller for processing when you subscribe to the newsletter is taken from the form used.
Furthermore, when subscribing to the newsletter, we store the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the data subject’s computer at the time of the registration, as well as the date and time. Collection of this data is necessary to reconstruct any (possible) misuse of the data subject’s e-mail address at a later date and thereby serves to legally protect the controller.
The personal data collected as part of newsletter subscriptions is used solely to send our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter will be informed if the operation of the newsletter service or another registration is required in this regard, such as any changes in the newsletter service or any technical changes. No personal data collected within the framework of the newsletter services will be transferred to third parties.
To track open and click-through rates, we use so-called tracking codes in the newsletter (but not in system e-mails for subscribing and unsubscribing) to record newsletter openings and clicked-on links. This data is collected in a pseudonymized storage where we replace all personal data (such as e-mail addresses) with numbers (pseudonyms). In this manner, we do not store personal data together with usage data such as opening newsletters or clicking on links. In addition, we ensure that this data cannot be merged at a later date. If you as the receiver would like to prohibit pseudonymized tracking, you can remove yourself from the list using the opt-out link at the end of every newsletter

6. Contact options via the website
Due to statutory provisions, the Artefakt Kulturkonzepte website contains information that allows you to contact our company quickly by electronic means and communicate directly with us, as well as a so-called e-mail address. If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject is automatically stored. Personal data transmitted in such a manner on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller is stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data is not transmitted to third parties.

7. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the storage purpose, or as long as required by European legislation or other legislative bodies as stated in laws and regulations to which the controller is subject. 
If the storage purpose no longer applies, or if the storage period stipulated by European legislative bodies or other legislative bodies with jurisdiction expires, personal data shall be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine pursuant to statutory provisions. 

8. Rights of the data subject

a)    Right of confirmation

Every data subject affected by the processing of his or her personal data has the right, granted by the European legislative authorities, to obtain confirmation from the controller regarding whether or not their personal data is being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time. 

b)    Right of access

Every data subject affected by the processing of his or her personal data has the right, granted by the European legislative authorities, to obtain from the controller, for free, information regarding the personal data stored about him or her at any time and be given a copy of this information. Furthermore, European laws and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:

the purpose of the processing

the categories of personal data processed

the recipient or categories of recipients to whom said personal data has been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries and international organizations

where possible, the scheduled period that this personal data will be stored, or, if this is not possible, the criteria used to determine said period  

the existence of the right to request that the controller correct or erase personal data, or limit the processing of personal data with regards to the data subject, and the right to object to such processing 

the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a regulatory authority  

if personal data is not collected from the data subject: all available information regarding the source of the data

the existence of automated decision-making including profiling pursuant to Article 22 (1) and (4) of the GDPR, and — at least in those cases — meaningful information regarding the logic involved, as well as the consequences and the intended effects of such processing on the data subject

Furthermore, the data subject shall have a right to obtain information regarding whether his or her personal data is transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject has the right to be informed of appropriate safeguards related to the transmission. 
If a data subject wishes to avail himself or herself of this right of confirmation, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

c)    Right to rectification

Every data subject affected by the processing of his or her personal data has the right, granted by the European legislative authorities, to demand that incorrect personal data be rectified immediately. Furthermore, the data subject has the right, in due consideration of the purpose of the processing, to demand that incomplete personal data is rectified, including by means of a supplemental statement.
If a data subject wishes to avail himself or herself of 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)

Every data subject affected by the processing of his or her personal data has the right, granted by the European legislative authorities, to demand that the controller erase his or her personal data without delay where one of the following grounds apply and insofar as 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 consent upon which the processing is based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR, or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR, and where no other legal basis for the processing exists.

The data subject files an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing the data, or the data subject files an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.

The personal data was processed unlawfully. 

The personal data must be erased in compliance with a legal obligation in accordance with European Union or the Member State law to which the controller is subject.

The personal data was collected in relationship to services provided by the information society referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.

If one of the aforementioned grounds apply and the data subject wishes to request the erasure of his or her personal data stored by Artefakt Kulturkonzepte, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time. The employee of Artefakt Kulturkonzepte shall ensure that the erasure request is carried out promptly.
If the personal data has been made public by Artefakt Kulturkonzepte and the company is obligated to erase said personal data pursuant to Art. 17(1) of the GDPR, Artefakt Kulturkonzepte shall take reasonable steps, while taking into consideration the technology available and the cost of implementation, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the public personal data that the data subject has requested that said controllers erase any links to, or copies or replications of said personal data insofar as processing is not required. The employee of Artefakt Kulturkonzepte will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.

e)    Right of restricting processing

Every data subject affected by the processing of his or her personal data has the right, granted by the European legislative authorities, to restrict processing where one of the following grounds applies:

The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject; the data is restricted for the time it takes the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.

Processing the data is unlawful, and the data subject declines to have the personal data erased and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted.

The controller no longer needs the personal data for processing purposes, but the data subject needs it to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims.

The data subject files an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

If one of the aforementioned grounds apply and the data subject wishes to restrict his or her personal data stored by Artefakt Kulturkonzepte, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time. The employee of Artefakt Kulturkonzepte will arrange to restrict the processing.

f)     Right to data portability

Every data subject affected by the processing of his or her personal data has the right, granted by the European legislative authorities, to receive personal data related to him or her which was provided to a controller in a structured, commonly-used, machine-readable format. In addition, he or she has the right to transmit said data to another controller without obstruction by the controller to whom said personal data has been made available as long as the processing is based on compliance pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or in a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means. This right shall not apply to processing 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 Article 20(1) of the 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.
To assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of Artefakt Kulturkonzepte.

g)    Right to object

Every data subject affected by the processing of his or her personal data has the right, granted by the European legislative authorities, to object at any time on grounds relating to his or her individual situation to processing personal data concerning him or her which is based on points (e) or (f) of Article 6 of the GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.
If an objection is filed, Artefakt Kulturkonzepte shall no longer process personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for said processing which override the interests, rights, and freedoms of the data subject, or said processing serves to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims.
If Artefakt Kulturkonzepte processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to processing personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to processing by Artefakt Kulturkonzepte which is used for direct marketing purposes, Artefakt Kulturkonzepte shall no longer process said personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her individual situation, to object to processing personal data concerning him or her by Artefakt Kulturkonzepte for the purpose of scientific or historical research, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the 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 may contact any employee of Artefakt Kulturkonzepte or another employee. In addition, the data subject is free to apply his or her right to object via automated means that utilize technical specifications in conjunction with the use of information society services irrespective of Directive 2002/58/EC.

h)    Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

Every data subject affected by the processing of his or her personal data has the right, granted by the European legislative authorities, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which generates legal consequences for him or her, or that similarly significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision (1) is not necessary for entering into or the performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is not authorized by European Union or the Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interest, or (3) is not based on the data subject’s explicit consent.
If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into or the performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, Artefakt Kulturkonzepte shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights, freedoms, and legitimate interests, which includes at the very least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view, and to contest the decision.
If the data subject wishes to exercise his or her rights regarding automated individual decision-making, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.

i)      Right to withdraw data protection consent

Every data subject affected by the processing of his or her personal data has the right, granted by the European legislative authorities, to withdraw his or her consent to processing his or her personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.

9. Data protection for applications and the application process
The data controller shall collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of carrying out application procedures. Processing may be carried out electronically. This applies in particular if the applicant submits the corresponding application documents to the controller electronically, such as via e-mail or a web form found on the website. If the data controller enters into an employment contract with an applicant, the data submitted will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with statutory provisions. If the controller does not enter into an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be deleted automatically two months after the applicant has been notified of the rejection decision, provided that this does not conflict with any other legitimate interests of the controller. A legitimate interest in this case is, for example, the burden of proof in a lawsuit according to the German General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

10. Privacy terms for the use and application of Facebook
The controller has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.
A social network is a social meeting place operated online, an online community which in general enables its users to communicate and interact in a virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform to exchange opinions and experiences or allow the online community to share personal or business-related information. Among other things, Facebook enables the users of its social network to create private profiles, upload photos, and link to others via friend requests.
Facebook is operated by Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. For those living outside the USA or Canada, the following is responsible for personal data: Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Every time an individual page on this website is opened which is operated by the controller and onto which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook component to download a depiction of the corresponding Facebook components from Facebook. An overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be accessed at developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. During this technical process, Facebook is made aware of which specific subsite of our website the data subject has visited.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook, every time the data subject visits our website Facebook detects which specific subsite of our website the data subject visits for the entire duration of his or her visit. This information is collected by the Facebook component and linked to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into our website, e.g. the "Like" button, or the data subject makes a comment, Facebook correlates this information with the data subject’s personal Facebook user account and stores this personal data.
Facebook always receives the information, through the Facebook component, that the data subject has visited our website when the data subject is logged in to Facebook while visiting our website; this occurs whether or not the data subject clicks on the Facebook component. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Facebook, he or she can prevent said transmission by logging out of their Facebook account before visiting our website.
The data guidelines published by Facebook, which is available at de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information regarding the collection, processing, and use of personal data by Facebook. In addition, it explains the possible settings Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. Furthermore, various applications are available that prevent the transmission of data to Facebook. These applications can be used by the data subject to prevent data from being transmitted to Facebook.

11. Privacy terms for the use and application of Instagram
The controller has integrated components of the service Instagram on this website. Instagram is a service that is classified as an audio-visual platform and allows users to share photos and videos and share this data on other social networks.
The operating company for Instagram services is Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA.
Every time an individual page on this website is opened which is operated by the controller and onto which an Instagram component (Insta button) has been integrated, the browser used by the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Instagram component to download a depiction of the corresponding Instagram components. During this technical process, Instagram is made aware of which specific subsite of our website the data subject has visited.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Instagram, every time the data subject visits our website Instagram detects which specific subsite of our website the data subject visits for the entire duration of his or her visit. This information is collected by the Instagram component and linked to the respective Instagram account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Instagram buttons integrated into our website, Instagram correlates this information with the data subject’s personal Instagram user account and stores and processes it.
Instagram is always informed, through the Instagram component, that the data subject has visited our website when the data subject is logged in to Instagram while visiting our website; this occurs whether or not the data subject clicks on the Instagram component. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Instagram, he or she can prevent said transmission by logging out of their Instagram account before visiting our website. 
Further information and the Instagram privacy policy currently in effect are available at help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

12. Privacy terms for the use and application of Twitter
The controller has integrated components Twitter on this website. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly-accessible microblogging service where users may publish and share so-called tweets, e.g. short messages that are limited to 140 characters. These short messages can be viewed by anyone, including people who are not logged on to Twitter. These tweets are also displayed to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user’s tweets. Furthermore, Twitter allows its users to address a wide audience via hashtags, links, and retweets.
The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.
Every time an individual page on this website is opened which is operated by the controller and onto which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the browser used by the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Twitter component to download a depiction of the corresponding Twitter component from Twitter. More information regarding Twitter buttons can be found at about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. During this technical process, Twitter is made aware of which specific subsite of our website the data subject has visited. The purpose of integrating the Twitter component is to allow our users to spread the contents of this website across the digital world and raise the number of visitors to our website.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Twitter, every time the data subject visits our website Twitter detects which specific subsite of our website the data subject visits for the entire duration of his or her visit. This information is collected by the Twitter component and linked to the respective Twitter account of the data subject by Twitter. If the data subject clicks on one of the Twitter buttons integrated into our website, Twitter correlates this information with the data subject’s personal Twitter user account and stores and processes it.
Twitter is always informed, through the Twitter component, that the data subject has visited our website when the data subject is logged in to Twitter while visiting our website; this occurs whether or not the data subject clicks on the Twitter component. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Twitter, he or she can prevent said transmission by logging out of their Twitter account before visiting our website.
The privacy policy of Twitter that is currently in effect is available at twitter.com/privacy.

13. Privacy terms for the use and application of YouTube
The controller has integrated components of YouTube onto this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to upload video clips free of charge and lets other users view, evaluate, and comment on these videos for free. YouTube permits the publication of all types of videos via its Internet portal, providing access to full-length films and television broadcasts, as well as music videos, trailers, and videos made by users themselves.
The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
Every time an individual page on this website is opened which is operated by the controller and onto which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the browser used by the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a depiction of the corresponding YouTube components from YouTube. More information regarding YouTube can be found at www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. During this technical process, YouTube and Google are made aware of which specific subsite of our website the data subject has visited.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on YouTube, YouTube detects which specific subsite of our website the data subject has visited if the subsite contains a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and linked to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.
YouTube and Google are always informed, through the YouTube component, that the data subject has visited our website when the data subject is logged in to YouTube while visiting our website; this occurs whether or not the data subject clicks on the YouTube video. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, he or she can prevent said transmission by logging out of his or her YouTube account before visiting our website.
The privacy policy published by YouTube can be accessed at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and provides information regarding the collection, processing, and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

14. Privacy terms for the use and application of Vimeo
To embed videos, we also use the services of Vimeo. Vimeo is operated by Vimeo, LLC with its headquarters at 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011.
On several of our websites we use plug-ins from the provider Vimeo. If you visit a page of our website that is furnished with such a plug-in – such as our media library – you are linked to the Vimeo server and the plug-in is displayed. In doing so, the Vimeo server is informed which of our websites you have visited. If you are logged in to Vimeo as a member, Vimeo correlates this information to your personal user account. By using this plug-in, e.g. by clicking the start button of a video, this information is also linked to your user account. You can prevent said correlation by logging out of your Vimeo account and deleting the corresponding cookies from Vimeo.
More information on Vimeo’s data processing and privacy policy can be found here: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

15. Legal basis for processing 
Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary to supply goods or to provide any other services, said processing is based on Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR. The same applies to processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as to fulfill tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1)(c) of the GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured at our company and his or her name, age, health insurance data, or other vital information must be relayed to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In such cases, processing would be based on Art. 6(1)(d) of the GDPR. Finally, processing operations may be based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the above-mentioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject. These processing operations, in particular, are permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislative authorities. It argued that a legitimate interest may is presumed if the data subject is a client or in the service of the controller (Recital 47, sentence 2 of the GDPR).

16. Legitimate interests in processing pursued by the controller or a third party
Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business for the benefit of the welfare of all our employees and shareholders.

17. Period for which the personal data is stored
The criteria used to determine the length of time that personal data is stored is the respective statutory retention period. After this period expires, the relevant data is routinely deleted, provided it is no longer needed to execute or initiate a contract.

18. Legal and contractual regulations for providing personal data; Requirements needed to enter into contracts; Obligation of the data subject to provide personal data; Potential consequences of failing to provide said data
We hereby inform you that providing personal data is in part mandated by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may result from contract provisions (e.g. information about the contract partner). Occasionally, it may be necessary for the data subject to provide us with personal information to conclude a contract which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obligated to provide us with personal data if our company enters into a contract with the data subject. If the data subject does not provide the personal data, the contract will not be signed. The data subject must contact one of our employees before providing personal data. Our employee shall inform the data subject on an individual basis whether the personal data is mandated by law or by contract, and whether said data is needed to conclude the contract, whether the data subject is obligated to provide the personal data, and what the consequences of failing to provide said personal data would be.

19. Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps API to visually depict cartographical material. This material is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the features of Google Maps it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this website has no influence on the transmission of this data.
The use of this cartographical material is carried out based on our legitimate interest as defined by Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.
More information on how Google handles user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
Permission for the storage of this data can be revoked by opting out here: adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
Existence of automated decision making
As a company with a strong sense of accountability, we do not use an automated decision-making process or profiling.

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This Privacy Policy has been generated by the Privacy Policy Generator of Datenschutzbeauftragter Dortmund in cooperation with RC GmbH, which recycles used notebooks, and Filesharing  lawyers from WBS-LAW.