1. Data protection at a glance
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website is processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data will be collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating systems or time of page visit). This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
Analytical tools and third-party tools
2. General and mandatory information
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. It is not possible to fully protect data from third-party access.
Notice concerning the data controller responsible for this website:
The controller responsible for processing the data on this website is:
Dr. Stephan Dörfler
Am Wiesenrain 20
83527 Haag i. OB.
The data controller is a natural or legal person who alone or together with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal e-mail making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases and to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
Where personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purposes of such advertising, including profiling to the extent it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will no longer be used for the purpose of direct marketing (objection under Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR).
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
In the event of infringements of the GDPR, the persons concerned shall have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, particularly in the Member State of their habitual residence, workplace or place of presumed infringement. The right of complaint exists without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.
The right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this shall only take place to the extent that is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the enquiries you send to me as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion and correction
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time regarding this or any other questions on the topic of personal data at the address stated on our imprint page.
The right to restrict processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time at the address stated on our imprint page. The right to restrict the processing is given in the following cases:
- If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, we usually need time to verify this. During the period of verification, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
- If the processing of your personal data has taken / is taking place unlawfully, you can demand the restriction of data processing instead of data deletion.
- If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it for the exercise, defense or assertion of legal claims, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
- If you have objected pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, your as well as our interests must be weighed. As long as it has not been ascertained whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
Where processing of your personal data has been restricted, such data – apart from being stored – may be processed only given your consent, or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending rights or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person, or on the grounds of an important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.
Objection to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of the legal notice requirements for websites with regard to submitting promotional and informational material which was not specifically requested. The website operator expressly reserves the right to take legal action in the event that unsolicited marketing material, for example by means of spam e-mails, is received.
3. Data collection on our website
Some of our webpages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user friendly, more efficient and more secure. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after you leave our website. Other cookies remain in the memory of your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser when you visit the website again.
If you use our contact form to send us an inquiry, we will store the details you enter on the form, including your contact details, in order to address your inquiry and to ask any follow-up questions that may arise. We will not share this data without your consent.
We will therefore process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. (a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until such time as you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected.
Processing of data (customer and contract data)
We collect, process, and use personal data only insofar as it is necessary to establish, formulate or modify legal relationships with us (master data). This is done on the basis of Art. 6 1 lit. (b) of the GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract. We collect, process and use your personal data when accessing our website (usage data) only to the extent required to enable you to access our service or to bill you for the same.
The collected customer data will be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
4. Analytical tools and advertising
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. These are operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be truncated by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to being transmitted to the United States. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to the website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.
You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that, in such case, you may not be able to fully utilize all functions provided on this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Objecting to the collection of data
You can prevent your data being collected by Google Analytics by clicking on the link below. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevents your data from being collected on future visits to this site: disable Google Analytics.
We have entered into a contract with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Demographic features of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “objection to data collection.”
Google Analytics Remarketing
Our websites use the features of Google Analytics Remarketing combined with the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and DoubleClick. These are operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
This feature makes it possible to link target audiences for promotional marketing created with Google Analytics Remarketing to the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. This allows advertising to be displayed based on your personal interests, identified based on your previous usage and surfing behavior on one device (e.g. your mobile phone), on other devices (such as a tablet or computer).
If you give Google permission, Google will link your web and app browsing history to your Google Account for that purpose. That way, any device that signs in to your Google Account can use the same personalized promotional messaging.
To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google authenticated user IDs that are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create cross-device ad targeting.
You may permanently object to cross-device remarketing / targeting by disabling personalized advertising in your Google Account by following this link https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.
The summary of the data collected in your Google Account data is based solely on your consent, which you may give or withdraw from Google (Art. 6 par. 1 lit. (a) GDPR. For data collection operations not merged into your Google Account (for example, because you do not have a Google Account or have objected to the merge), the collection of data is based on Art. 6 1 lit. (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing anonymous user behavior for promotional purposes.
If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information which allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected or will only be collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
We will therefore process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. (a) GDPR. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and e-mail address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until such time as you cancel your subscription, when said data will be deleted. Data stored by us for other purposes shall remain unaffected by this.
6. Plug-ins and Tools
Google Web Fonts
This website uses so-called web fonts provided by Google to support the uniform display of fonts. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose your browser makes a direct connection with Google servers. Google is therefore aware that our web page has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. (f) GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will instead be applied by your computer.
This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. These are operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the locating of the places we specify on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. (f) GDPR.