Privacy Policy

I am very delight­ed that you have shown inter­est in my Inter­net page. Data pro­tec­tion is of a par­tic­u­lar­ly high pri­or­i­ty for me. The use of this Inter­net pages pos­si­ble with­out any indi­ca­tion of per­son­al data; how­ev­er, if a data sub­ject wants to use spe­cial ser­vices via my web­site, pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data could become nec­es­sary. If the pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data is nec­es­sary and there is no statu­to­ry basis for such pro­cess­ing, I 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 shall always be in line with the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR), and in accor­dance with the coun­try-spe­cif­ic data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions applic­a­ble to me. By means of this data pro­tec­tion dec­la­ra­tion, I would like to inform the gen­er­al pub­lic of the nature, scope, and pur­pose of the per­son­al data I col­lect, use and process. Fur­ther­more, data sub­jects are informed, by means of this data pro­tec­tion dec­la­ra­tion, of the rights to which they are enti­tled.

As the con­troller, I have imple­ment­ed numer­ous tech­ni­cal and orga­ni­za­tion­al mea­sures to ensure the most com­plete pro­tec­tion of per­son­al data processed through this web­site. How­ev­er, Inter­net-based data trans­mis­sions may in prin­ci­ple have secu­ri­ty gaps, so absolute pro­tec­tion may not be guar­an­teed. For this rea­son, every data sub­ject is free to trans­fer per­son­al data to us via alter­na­tive means, e.g. by tele­phone.

1. Definitions

My pro­tec­tion dec­la­ra­tion is based on the terms used by the Euro­pean leg­is­la­tor for the adop­tion of the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR). My data pro­tec­tion dec­la­ra­tion should be leg­i­ble and under­stand­able for the gen­er­al pub­lic, as well as my cus­tomers and busi­ness part­ners. To ensure this, I would like to first explain the ter­mi­nol­o­gy used.

In this data pro­tec­tion dec­la­ra­tion, I use, inter alia, the fol­low­ing terms:

  • a) Personal data

    Per­son­al data means any infor­ma­tion relat­ing to an iden­ti­fied or iden­ti­fi­able nat­ur­al per­son (“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 is any oper­a­tion or set of oper­a­tions which is per­formed on per­son­al data or on 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 is 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 is 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 are not attrib­uted to an iden­ti­fied or iden­ti­fi­able nat­ur­al per­son.

  • g) Controller or controller responsible for the processing

    Con­troller or con­troller respon­si­ble for the pro­cess­ing is 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 is a nat­ur­al or legal per­son, pub­lic author­i­ty, agency or oth­er body which process­es per­son­al data on behalf of the con­troller.

  • i) Recipient

    Recip­i­ent is a nat­ur­al or legal per­son, pub­lic author­i­ty, agency or anoth­er body, to which the per­son­al data are dis­closed, whether 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; the pro­cess­ing of those data by those pub­lic author­i­ties shall be in com­pli­ance with the applic­a­ble data pro­tec­tion rules accord­ing to the pur­pos­es of the pro­cess­ing.

  • j) Third party

    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 autho­rised to process per­son­al data.

  • k) Consent

    Con­sent of the data sub­ject is any freely giv­en, spe­cif­ic, informed and unam­bigu­ous indi­ca­tion of the data subject’s wish­es by which he or she, by 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 controller

Con­troller for the pur­pos­es of the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR), oth­er data pro­tec­tion laws applic­a­ble in Mem­ber states of the Euro­pean Union and oth­er pro­vi­sions relat­ed to data pro­tec­tion is:

Tim The­mann
Wend­lohstraße 21b
22459 Ham­burg
Deutsch­land

Phone: +49 40 420 49 53
Email: Tim.​Themann@​die-​computermaler.​de
Web­site: https://​die​-computermaler​.de

3. Cookies

My Inter­net pages use cook­ies. Cook­ies are text files that are stored in a com­put­er sys­tem via an Inter­net brows­er.

Many Inter­net sites and servers use cook­ies. Many cook­ies con­tain a so-called cook­ie ID. A cook­ie ID is a unique iden­ti­fi­er of the cook­ie. It con­sists of a char­ac­ter string through which Inter­net pages and servers can be assigned to the spe­cif­ic Inter­net brows­er in which the cook­ie was stored. This allows vis­it­ed Inter­net sites and servers to dif­fer­en­ti­ate the indi­vid­ual brows­er of the dats sub­ject from oth­er Inter­net browsers that con­tain oth­er cook­ies. A spe­cif­ic Inter­net brows­er can be rec­og­nized and iden­ti­fied using the unique cook­ie ID.

Through the use of cook­ies, I can pro­vide the users of this web­site with more user-friend­ly ser­vices that would not be pos­si­ble with­out the cook­ie set­ting.

By means of a cook­ie, the infor­ma­tion and offers on my web­site can be opti­mized with the user in mind. Cook­ies allow me, as pre­vi­ous­ly men­tioned, to rec­og­nize my web­site users. The pur­pose of this recog­ni­tion is to make it eas­i­er for users to uti­lize my web­site. The web­site user that uses cook­ies, e.g. does not have to enter access data each time the web­site is accessed, because this is tak­en over by the web­site, and the cook­ie is thus stored on the user’s com­put­er sys­tem. Anoth­er exam­ple is the cook­ie of a shop­ping cart in an online shop. The online store remem­bers the arti­cles that a cus­tomer has placed in the vir­tu­al shop­ping cart via a cook­ie.

The data sub­ject may, at any time, pre­vent the set­ting of cook­ies through my web­site by means of a cor­re­spond­ing set­ting of the Inter­net brows­er used, and may thus per­ma­nent­ly deny the set­ting of cook­ies. Fur­ther­more, already set cook­ies may be delet­ed at any time via an Inter­net brows­er or oth­er soft­ware pro­grams. This is pos­si­ble in all pop­u­lar Inter­net browsers. If the data sub­ject deac­ti­vates the set­ting of cook­ies in the Inter­net brows­er used, not all func­tions of my web­site may be entire­ly usable.

4. Collection of general data and information

My web­site col­lects a series of gen­er­al data and infor­ma­tion when a data sub­ject or auto­mat­ed sys­tem calls up the web­site. This gen­er­al data and infor­ma­tion are stored in the serv­er log files. Col­lect­ed may be (1) the brows­er types and ver­sions used, (2) the oper­at­ing sys­tem used by the access­ing sys­tem, (3) the web­site from which an access­ing sys­tem reach­es my web­site (so-called refer­rers), (4) the sub-web­sites, (5) the date and time of access to the Inter­net site, (6) an Inter­net pro­to­col address (IP address), (7) the Inter­net ser­vice provider of the access­ing sys­tem, and (8) any oth­er sim­i­lar data and infor­ma­tion that may be used in the event of attacks on my infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy sys­tems.

When using these gen­er­al data and infor­ma­tion, I do not draw any con­clu­sions about the data sub­ject. Rather, this infor­ma­tion is need­ed to (1) deliv­er the con­tent of my web­site cor­rect­ly, (2) opti­mize the con­tent of my web­site as well as its adver­tise­ment, (3) ensure the long-term via­bil­i­ty of my infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy sys­tems and web­site tech­nol­o­gy, and (4) pro­vide law enforce­ment author­i­ties with the infor­ma­tion nec­es­sary for crim­i­nal pros­e­cu­tion in case of a cyber-attack. There­fore, I ana­lyze anony­mous­ly col­lect­ed data and infor­ma­tion sta­tis­ti­cal­ly, with the aim of increas­ing the data pro­tec­tion and data secu­ri­ty, and to ensure an opti­mal lev­el of pro­tec­tion for the per­son­al data I process. The anony­mous data of the serv­er log files are stored sep­a­rate­ly from all per­son­al data pro­vid­ed by a data sub­ject.

4.1 Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

I also deliv­er my con­tri­bu­tions as Accel­er­at­ed Mobile Pages (AMP). It is there­fore pos­si­ble that, for exam­ple, after a Google search with your smart­phone or, for exam­ple, in the Twit­ter app on your smart­phone, you may read our con­tri­bu­tions on the Inter­net and these are part­ly or not at all on our servers. Instead, it is pos­si­ble that the pages or parts of the pages (in par­tic­u­lar scripts) are deliv­ered direct­ly by third par­ties such as Google. You will notice this in many cas­es because the URL from which you accessed this page does not con­tain our domain name (i.e. our Inter­net address­es), but e.g. the domain name of Google. Google will not change the source code of our site. If the AMP ver­sion of the site or parts of the site is host­ed by Google or oth­er third par­ties and/​or is accessed from there, we have no influ­ence on data pro­cess­ing and the han­dling of your IP address. We make sure that we do not col­lect any per­son­al data via our AMP pages and have there­fore deac­ti­vat­ed all forms in the AMP ver­sion.

You can find Google’s pri­va­cy pol­i­cy at https://​www​.google​.com/​p​o​l​i​c​i​e​s/privacy/.

5. Comments function in the blog on the website

I offer users the pos­si­bil­i­ty to leave indi­vid­ual com­ments on indi­vid­ual blog con­tri­bu­tions on a blog, which is on the web­site of the con­troller. A blog is a web-based, pub­licly-acces­si­ble por­tal, through which one or more peo­ple called blog­gers or web-blog­gers may post arti­cles or write down thoughts in so-called blog­posts. Blog­posts may usu­al­ly be com­ment­ed by third par­ties.

If a data sub­ject leaves a com­ment on the blog pub­lished on this web­site, the com­ments made by the data sub­ject are also stored and pub­lished, as well as infor­ma­tion on the date of the com­men­tary and on the user’s (pseu­do­nym) cho­sen by the data sub­ject. In addi­tion, the IP address assigned by the Inter­net ser­vice provider (ISP) to the data sub­ject is also logged. This stor­age of the IP address takes place for secu­ri­ty rea­sons, and in case the data sub­ject vio­lates the rights of third par­ties, or posts ille­gal con­tent through a giv­en com­ment. The stor­age of these per­son­al data is, there­fore, in the own inter­est of the data con­troller, so that he can excul­pate in the event of an infringe­ment. This col­lect­ed per­son­al data will not be passed to third par­ties, unless such a trans­fer is required by law or serves the aim of the defense of the data con­troller.

5.1 Gravatars

This site uses the exter­nal avatar ser­vice Gra­vatar, oper­at­ed by Automat­tic Inc, 60 29th Street #343, San Fran­cis­co, CA 94110 – 4929, USA (“Automat­tic”) for the dis­play of user images (“avatars”) in the com­ments. The e-mail address giv­en in the com­ments will be trans­mit­ted to Gra­vatar, if you agree, in order to dis­play any user image linked to this e-mail address with­in the com­ments. A check­sum of your e-mail address is trans­mit­ted encrypt­ed to Gravatar’s servers, which in turn deliv­er the user images to the web­site and include them in the com­ments on the page. By dis­play­ing the images, Gra­vatar can store their IP address. For more infor­ma­tion on Gravatar’s col­lec­tion and use of the data, please see Gravatar’s pri­va­cy pol­i­cy at https://​de​.gra​vatar​.com/​s​i​te/privacy and https://​automat​tic​.com/privacy/. If you do not want a check­sum of your email address to be trans­mit­ted to Gra­vatar or a user image linked to your email address at Gra­vatar appears in the com­ments, you should not agree to this fea­ture when com­ment­ing or use an email address that is not stored at Gra­vatar when com­ment­ing.

6. Routine erasure 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 pur­pose of stor­age, or as far as this is grant­ed by the Euro­pean leg­is­la­tor or oth­er leg­is­la­tors in laws or reg­u­la­tions to which the con­troller is sub­ject to.

If the stor­age pur­pose is not applic­a­ble, or if a stor­age peri­od pre­scribed by the Euro­pean leg­is­la­tor or anoth­er com­pe­tent leg­is­la­tor expires, the per­son­al data are rou­tine­ly blocked or erased in accor­dance with legal require­ments.

7. Rights of the data subject

  • a) Right of 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 are being processed. If a data sub­ject wish­es to avail him­self of this right of con­fir­ma­tion, he or she may, at any time, con­tact me.

  • b) Right of access

    Each data sub­ject shall have the right grant­ed by the Euro­pean leg­is­la­tor to obtain from the con­troller free infor­ma­tion about his or her per­son­al data stored at any time and a copy of this infor­ma­tion. Fur­ther­more, the Euro­pean direc­tives and reg­u­la­tions grant 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 have 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 request from the con­troller rec­ti­fi­ca­tion or era­sure of per­son­al data, or 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 are not col­lect­ed from the data sub­ject, any avail­able infor­ma­tion as to their source;
    • the exis­tence of auto­mat­ed deci­sion-mak­ing, includ­ing pro­fil­ing, referred to in Arti­cle 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cas­es, mean­ing­ful infor­ma­tion about the log­ic involved, as well as the sig­nif­i­cance and 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 are 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 avail him­self of this right of access, he or she may, at any time, con­tact me.

  • c) Right to rectification

    Each data sub­ject shall have the right grant­ed by the Euro­pean leg­is­la­tor to obtain from the con­troller with­out undue delay the rec­ti­fi­ca­tion of inac­cu­rate per­son­al data con­cern­ing him or her. Tak­ing into account the pur­pos­es of the pro­cess­ing, the data sub­ject shall 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, at any time, con­tact me.

  • 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, and the con­troller shall have the oblig­a­tion to erase per­son­al data with­out undue delay where one of the fol­low­ing grounds applies, as long as the pro­cess­ing is not nec­es­sary:

    • The per­son­al data are no longer nec­es­sary in rela­tion to the pur­pos­es for which they were col­lect­ed or oth­er­wise processed.
    • The data sub­ject with­draws con­sent to which the pro­cess­ing is based accord­ing to point (a) of Arti­cle 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Arti­cle 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no oth­er legal ground for the pro­cess­ing.
    • The data sub­ject objects to the pro­cess­ing pur­suant to Arti­cle 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no over­rid­ing legit­i­mate grounds for the pro­cess­ing, or the data sub­ject objects to the pro­cess­ing pur­suant to Arti­cle 21(2) of the GDPR.
    • The per­son­al data have been unlaw­ful­ly processed.
    • The per­son­al data must be erased for com­pli­ance with a legal oblig­a­tion in Union or Mem­ber State law to which the con­troller is sub­ject.
    • The per­son­al data have been col­lect­ed in rela­tion to the offer of infor­ma­tion soci­ety ser­vices referred to in Arti­cle 8(1) of the GDPR.

    If one of the afore­men­tioned rea­sons applies, and a data sub­ject wish­es to request the era­sure of per­son­al data stored by me, he or she may, at any time, con­tact me. I shall prompt­ly ensure that the era­sure request is com­plied with imme­di­ate­ly.

    Where the con­troller has made per­son­al data pub­lic and is oblig­ed pur­suant to Arti­cle 17(1) 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 oth­er con­trollers pro­cess­ing the per­son­al data that the data sub­ject has request­ed era­sure by such con­trollers of any links to, or copy or repli­ca­tion of, those per­son­al data, as far as pro­cess­ing is not required. I will arrange the nec­es­sary mea­sures in indi­vid­ual cas­es.

  • e) Right of restriction of processing

    Each data sub­ject shall have the right grant­ed by the Euro­pean leg­is­la­tor to obtain from the con­troller 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 instead the restric­tion of their use instead.
    • The con­troller no longer needs the per­son­al data for the pur­pos­es of the pro­cess­ing, but they are required by the data sub­ject for the estab­lish­ment, exer­cise or defence of legal claims.
    • The data sub­ject has object­ed to pro­cess­ing pur­suant to Arti­cle 21(1) of the GDPR pend­ing the ver­i­fi­ca­tion whether the legit­i­mate grounds of the con­troller over­ride those of the data sub­ject.

    If one of the afore­men­tioned con­di­tions is met, and a data sub­ject wish­es to request the restric­tion of the pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data stored by me, he or she may at any time con­tact me. I will arrange the restric­tion of the 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 was pro­vid­ed to a con­troller, in a struc­tured, com­mon­ly used and machine-read­able for­mat. He or she shall have the right to trans­mit those data to anoth­er con­troller with­out hin­drance from the con­troller to which the per­son­al data have been pro­vid­ed, as long as the pro­cess­ing is based on con­sent pur­suant to point (a) of Arti­cle 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Arti­cle 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a con­tract pur­suant to point (b) of Arti­cle 6(1) of the 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 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.

    In order to assert the right to data porta­bil­i­ty, the data sub­ject may at any time con­tact me.

  • 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, at any time, to pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data con­cern­ing him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Arti­cle 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to pro­fil­ing based on these pro­vi­sions.

    I shall no longer process the per­son­al data in the event of the objec­tion, unless I 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 I process per­son­al data for direct mar­ket­ing pur­pos­es, the data sub­ject shall have the right to object at any time to pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data con­cern­ing him or her for such mar­ket­ing. This applies to pro­fil­ing to the extent that it is relat­ed to such direct mar­ket­ing. If the data sub­ject objects to me to the pro­cess­ing for direct mar­ket­ing pur­pos­es, I will no longer process the per­son­al data for these pur­pos­es.

    In addi­tion, the data sub­ject has the right, on grounds relat­ing to his or her par­tic­u­lar sit­u­a­tion, to object to pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data con­cern­ing him or her by me for sci­en­tif­ic or his­tor­i­cal research pur­pos­es, 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.

    In order to exer­cise the right to object, the data sub­ject may con­tact me. 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, as long as the deci­sion (1) is not is nec­es­sary for enter­ing into, or the per­for­mance of, a con­tract between the data sub­ject and a data con­troller, or (2) is not autho­rised by Union or 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 inter­ests, 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 a data con­troller, or (2) it is based on the data subject’s explic­it con­sent, I shall imple­ment suit­able mea­sures to safe­guard the data subject’s rights and free­doms and legit­i­mate inter­ests, at least the right to obtain human inter­ven­tion on the part of the con­troller, to express his or her point of view and con­test the deci­sion.

    If the data sub­ject wish­es to exer­cise the rights con­cern­ing auto­mat­ed indi­vid­ual deci­sion-mak­ing, he or she may, at any time, con­tact me.

  • i) Right to withdraw data protection consent

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

8. Data protection provisions about the application and use of functions pertaining to the collection society WORT (VG WORT)

On this web­site, the con­troller has inte­grat­ed a track­ing pix­el. A track­ing pix­el is a thumb­nail image that is embed­ded in web pages to enable a log file record­ing and a log file analy­sis so that a sta­tis­ti­cal analy­sis may be per­formed. The inte­grat­ed track­ing pix­els serve the Scal­able Cen­tral Mea­sure­ment Sys­tem (SZMS) of the col­lect­ing soci­ety WORT (VG Wort).

The Scal­able Cen­tral Mea­sure­ment Sys­tem is oper­at­ed by INFOn­line GmbH, Forum Bonn Nord, Brüh­ler Str. 9, 53119 Bonn.

The Scal­able Cen­tral Mea­sure­ment Sys­tem is used to deter­mine with sta­tis­ti­cal key fig­ures, the prob­a­bil­i­ty of the copy­ing of texts. The embed­ded track­ing pix­el ensures that the col­lect­ing soci­ety WORT may detect whether, when, and how var­i­ous users (includ­ing the data sub­ject) opened my web­site and what con­tent was retrieved.

The data obtained using the Scal­able Cen­tral Mea­sure­ment Sys­tem is col­lect­ed anony­mous­ly. To cap­ture the traf­fic, either a so-called ses­sion cook­ie is cre­at­ed for the pur­pose of recog­ni­tion of the users of a web­site, that is a sig­na­ture, which con­sists of var­i­ous auto­mat­i­cal­ly trans­mit­ted infor­ma­tion, or alter­na­tive meth­ods are used. The IP address of the Inter­net con­nec­tion used by the data sub­ject is col­lect­ed only in anonymised form and processed. The data sub­ject is not iden­ti­fied at any time.

The data sub­ject may, as stat­ed above, pre­vent the set­ting of cook­ies through my web­site at any time by means of a cor­re­spond­ing adjust­ment of the web brows­er used and thus con­tra­dict the set­ting of cook­ies per­ma­nent­ly. Such an adjust­ment to the Inter­net brows­er used would also pre­vent VG Wort from set­ting a cook­ie on the infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy sys­tem of the data sub­ject. In addi­tion, cook­ies already in use by VG Wort may be delet­ed at any time via a web brows­er or oth­er soft­ware pro­grams.

In addi­tion, the data sub­ject has the pos­si­bil­i­ty of object­ing to a col­lec­tion of data gen­er­at­ed by VG Wort relat­ed to the use of this web­site, as well as to the pro­cess­ing of these data through VG Wort and the chance to pre­clude any such. For this pur­pose, the data sub­ject must press the ‘opt-out’ but­ton under the link http://​optout​.ioam​.de, which sets an opt-out cook­ie. The opt-out cook­ie used for this pur­pose is placed on the infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy sys­tem used by the data sub­ject. If the cook­ies are delet­ed on the sys­tem of the data sub­ject, then the data sub­ject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cook­ie.

With the set­ting of the opt-out cook­ie, how­ev­er, the pos­si­bil­i­ty exists that the web­sites of the con­troller are not ful­ly usable any­more by the data sub­ject.

The applic­a­ble data pro­tec­tion pro­vi­sions of INFOn­line may be accessed under https://​www​.infon​line​.de/​d​a​tenschutz/.

9. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Shariff

On this web­site, the con­troller has inte­grat­ed the com­po­nent of Shar­iff. The Shar­iff com­po­nent pro­vides social media but­tons that are com­pli­ant with data pro­tec­tion. Shar­iff was devel­oped for the Ger­man com­put­er mag­a­zine c’t.

Typ­i­cal­ly, the but­ton solu­tions pro­vid­ed by the social net­works already trans­mits per­son­al data to the respec­tive social net­work, when a user vis­its a web­site in which a social media but­ton was inte­grat­ed. By using the Shar­iff com­po­nent, per­son­al data is only trans­ferred to social net­works, when the vis­i­tor active­ly acti­vates one of the social media but­tons. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion on the Shar­iff com­po­nent may be found in the com­put­er mag­a­zine c’t under http://​www​.heise​.de/​n​e​w​s​t​i​c​k​e​r​/​m​e​l​d​u​n​g​/​D​a​t​e​n​s​c​h​u​t​z​-​u​n​d​-​S​o​c​i​a​l​-​M​e​d​i​a​-​D​e​r​-​c​t​-​S​h​a​r​i​f​f​-​i​s​t​-​i​m​-​U​s​a​tz-2470103. Html pro­vid­ed. The use of the Shar­iff com­po­nent is intend­ed to pro­tect the per­son­al data of the vis­i­tors of my web­site and to enable us to inte­grate a but­ton solu­tion for social net­works on this web­site.

10. Legal basis for the processing

Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions for which I 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 for the sup­ply of goods or to pro­vide any oth­er ser­vice, the pro­cess­ing is based on Arti­cle 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions which are nec­es­sary for car­ry­ing out pre-con­trac­tu­al mea­sures, for exam­ple in the case of inquiries con­cern­ing my prod­ucts or ser­vices. Is my per­son sub­ject to a legal oblig­a­tion by which pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data is required, such as for the ful­fill­ment of tax oblig­a­tions, the pro­cess­ing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c 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 and his name, age, health insur­ance data or oth­er vital infor­ma­tion would have to be passed on to a doc­tor, hos­pi­tal or oth­er third par­ty. Then the pro­cess­ing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR.
Final­ly, pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions could be based on Arti­cle 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions which are not cov­ered by any of the above­men­tioned legal grounds, if pro­cess­ing is nec­es­sary for the pur­pos­es of the legit­i­mate inter­ests pur­sued by me or by a third par­ty, except where such inter­ests are over­rid­den by the inter­ests or fun­da­men­tal rights and free­doms of the data sub­ject which require pro­tec­tion of per­son­al data. Such pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions are par­tic­u­lar­ly per­mis­si­ble because they have been specif­i­cal­ly men­tioned by the Euro­pean leg­is­la­tor. He con­sid­ered that a legit­i­mate inter­est could be assumed if the data sub­ject is a client of the con­troller (Recital 47 Sen­tence 2 GDPR).

11. The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party

Where the pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data is based on Arti­cle 6(1) lit. f GDPR my legit­i­mate inter­est is to car­ry out my busi­ness.

12. Period for which the personal data will be stored

The cri­te­ria used to deter­mine the peri­od of stor­age of per­son­al data is the respec­tive statu­to­ry reten­tion peri­od. After expi­ra­tion of that peri­od, the cor­re­spond­ing data is rou­tine­ly delet­ed, as long as it is no longer nec­es­sary for the ful­fill­ment of the con­tract or the ini­ti­a­tion of a con­tract.

13. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data

I clar­i­fy that the pro­vi­sion of per­son­al data is part­ly required by law (e.g. tax reg­u­la­tions) or can also result from con­trac­tu­al pro­vi­sions (e.g. infor­ma­tion on the con­trac­tu­al part­ner).

Some­times it may be nec­es­sary to con­clude a con­tract that the data sub­ject pro­vides me with per­son­al data, which must sub­se­quent­ly be processed by me. The data sub­ject is, for exam­ple, oblig­ed to pro­vide me with per­son­al data when I sign a con­tract with him or her. The non-pro­vi­sion of the per­son­al data would have the con­se­quence that the con­tract with the data sub­ject could not be con­clud­ed.

Before per­son­al data is pro­vid­ed by the data sub­ject, the data sub­ject must con­tact me. I clar­i­fy to the data sub­ject whether the pro­vi­sion of the per­son­al data is required by law or con­tract or is nec­es­sary for the con­clu­sion of the con­tract, whether there is an oblig­a­tion to pro­vide the per­son­al data and the con­se­quences of non-pro­vi­sion of the per­son­al data.

14. Existence of automated decision-making

As a respon­si­ble per­son, I do not use auto­mat­ic deci­sion-mak­ing or pro­fil­ing.

This Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy has been gen­er­at­ed by the Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy Gen­er­a­tor of the Ger­man Asso­ci­a­tion for Data Pro­tec­tion that was devel­oped in coop­er­a­tion with Pri­va­cy Lawyers from WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE, Cologne.