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Privacy Policy

Responsible in terms of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

Roland Roth
Bergheimer Weg 23
D-50737 Köln
+49 (0)178 10 20 494
info@rolandroth.com

Your data subjects’ rights

You can always exercise the following rights under the contact details of our data protection officer:

  • Information about your stored data and their processing (Art. 15 GDPR),
  • Correction of incorrect personal data (Art. 16 GDPR),
  • Deletion of your stored data (Art. 17 GDPR),
  • Restriction of data processing, if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 GDPR),
  • Objection to the processing of your data with us (Article 21 GDPR), and
  • Data portability, provided that you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Article 20 GDPR).

If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

You can always contact a regulatory authority with a complaint, e.g. to the competent supervisory authority of the federal state of your domicile or to the authority responsible for us as the responsible authority.

A list of non-public-sector supervisory authorities can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Collecting general information when visiting our website

Type and purpose of processing:

If you access our website, that is, if you do not register or otherwise provide information, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address and similar.

They are processed in particular for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection establishment’s website,
  • Ensuring a smooth use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • for further administrative purposes.

We do not use your information to draw conclusions about you. Information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us to optimize our website and the underlying technology.

Legal basis:

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.

Recipient:

The recipient of the data may be technical service providers who act as processor for the operation and maintenance of our website.

Storage duration:

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of the survey. This is basically the case for the data that serves to provide the website when the session has ended.

Provision mandatory or required:

The provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither legally nor contractually required. Without the IP address, however, the service and functionality of our website is not guaranteed. Additionally, individual services may not be available or limited. For this reason, a contradiction is excluded.

Cookies

Type and purpose of processing:

Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website.

This gives us certain data, such as IP address, browser used and operating system.

Cookies can not be used to launch programs or to transfer viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate navigation and enable the correct display of our websites.

In no case will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties or a link with personal data will be established without your consent.

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time through the settings of your browser. Please use the help functions of your internet browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that some features of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

Storage duration and used cookies:

Insofar as you allow us to use cookies through your browser settings or consent, following cookies may be used on our websites.

  • moove_gdpr_popup: To remember the Cookie Consent and Settings. (Storage duration: 1 year)
  • pll_language: To remember the last language visited. (Storage duration: 1 year)
  • wordpress_test_cookie: WordPress test cookie. (Storage duration: Session)
  • wordpress_logged_in_[HASH]: WordPress cookie for a logged in user. (Storage duration: Session)
  • wordpress_sec_[HASH]: WordPress cookies for a secure connection. (Storage duration: Session)
  • wp-settings-[UID]: WordPress cookie for settings logged in user. (Storage duration: 1 year)
  • wp-settings-time-[UID]: WordPress cookie for settings logged in user. (Storage duration: 1 year)

Insofar as these cookies may (also) concern personal data, we will inform you about this in the following sections.

You can use your browser settings to delete individual cookies or the entire cookie portfolio. In addition, you will receive information and instructions on how to delete these cookies or block their storage in advance. Depending on the provider of your browser, you will find the necessary information under the following links:

Registration on our website

Type and purpose of processing:

When registering for the use of our personalized services, some personal information will be collected, such as name, address, contact and communication information (eg telephone number and e-mail address). If you are registered with us, you can access contents and services that we only offer to registered users. Registered users also have the option of changing or deleting the data specified during registration at any time. Of course, we also provide you with information about the personal data we hold about you at any time.

Legal basis:

The processing of the data entered during registration is based on the consent of the user (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR).

If the registration serves the fulfillment of a contract of which the data subject is a party or the implementation of pre-contractual measures, an additional legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

Recipient:

The recipient of the data may be a technical service provider who acts as a processor for the operation and maintenance of our website.

Storage duration:

Data is processed in this context only as long as the corresponding consent is present. Thereafter, they will be deleted, as far as no legal storage requirements preclude. To contact us in this context, please use the contact details given at the end of this Privacy Policy.

Provision mandatory or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, solely on the basis of your consent. Without the provision of your personal data, we can not grant you access to our content and services offered.

Provision of paid services

Type and purpose of processing:

For the provision of paid services, we request additional data, such as: Payment details to complete your order.

Legal basis:

The processing of the data required for the conclusion of the contract is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

Recipient:

The recipient of the data may be a processor.

Storage duration:

We store this data in our systems until the legal retention periods have expired. These are generally 6 or 10 years for reasons of proper bookkeeping and tax requirements.

Provision mandatory or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. Without the provision of your personal data, we can not grant you access to our content and services offered.

Newsletter

Type and purpose of processing:

Your data will only be used to send you the subscribed newsletter by e-mail. The indication of your name takes place, in order to be able to address you personally in the newsletter and if necessary to identify, if you want to make use of your rights as an affected person.

For the receipt of the newsletter the indication of your E-Mail address is sufficient. When you sign up to receive our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be notified of circumstances that are relevant to the service or registration (such as changes to the newsletter offer or technical conditions) via e-mail.

For an effective registration we need a valid e-mail address. In order to verify that an application is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the “Double-opt-in” procedure. For this purpose we record the order of the newsletter, the dispatch of a confirmation email and the receipt of the requested answer. Further data is not collected. The data will be used exclusively for newsletter delivery and will not be passed on to third parties.

Legal basis:

On the basis of your expressly given consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR), we will regularly send you our newsletter or comparable information by e-mail to your specified e-mail address.

The consent to the storage of your personal data and their use for the newsletter can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. Each newsletter contains a link to this. In addition, you can unsubscribe from this website at any time or inform us of your revocation via the contact option indicated at the end of this Privacy Notice.

Recipient:

The recipient of the data may be a processor.

Storage duration:

The data is processed in this context only as long as the corresponding consent is present. After that, they will be deleted.

Provision mandatory or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, solely on the basis of your consent. Unfortunately, we can not send you our newsletter without existing consent.

Contact form

Type and purpose of processing:

The data you enter will be stored for the purpose of individual communication with you. This requires a valid e-mail address and your name. This serves to assign the request and the subsequent answering of the same. The specification of further data is optional.

Legal basis:

The processing of the data entered into the contact form takes place on the basis of a legitimate interest (Art. 6, para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

By providing the contact form we would like to allow you an uncomplicated contact. Your information will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions.

If you contact us to inquire about an offer, the processing of the data entered in the contact form for the implementation of pre-contractual measures takes place (Article 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR).

Recipient:

The recipient of the data may be a processor.

Storage duration:

Data will be deleted no later than 6 months after processing the request.

If it comes to a contractual relationship, we are subject to the statutory retention periods according to HGB and delete your data after these deadlines.

Provision mandatory or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. However, we can only process your request if you provide us with your name, your e-mail address and the reason for the request.

Social Plugins

Type and purpose of processing:

We offer you the possibility of using so-called “social media buttons” on our website. To protect your data, we rely on the solution “Shariff” during implementation. As a result, these buttons are integrated on the website only as a graphic that contains a link to the corresponding website of the button provider. By clicking on the graphic, you will be redirected to the services of the respective provider. Only then will your data be sent to the respective provider. If you do not click on the graphic, there will be no exchange between you and the providers of the social media buttons. Information about the collection and use of your data in the social networks can be found in the respective terms of use of the respective providers. More information about the Shariff solution can be found here: http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html

We have integrated the social media buttons of the following companies on our website:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption techniques (such as SSL) over HTTPS.

Used processors

The following organizations, companies or persons were commissioned by the operator of this website to process data:

  • Strato AG
  • The Rocket Science Group, LLC (Mailchimp)

Change of our privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy to always comply with the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. Your new visit will be subject to the new privacy policy.

Questions to the data protection officer

If you have any questions about privacy, please email us or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organization:

Roland Roth
Bergheimer Weg 23
D-50737 Köln
+49 (0)178 10 20 494
info@rolandroth.com

The privacy policy was created with the help of activeMind AG, the expert for external data protection officers (Version #2019-04-10).