- Data privacy and protection at a glance
The following statements provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. You will find detailed information on the subject of data privacy and protection in our data privacy and protection declaration listed below this text.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website’s operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the “Imprint” section of this website.
How is your data collected?
Some of your data will be collected when you share it with us. This can involve a range of different data, such as that which you enter into a contact form.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. This mainly involves technical data (e.g., Internet browser, operating system, and time of the page view). This data will be collected automatically as soon as you access our website.
For what do we use your data?
A portion of this data is collected to ensure that the website is made available without errors. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data at any time and free of charge. You also have the right to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. Should you have any questions on these or any other issues related to data privacy and protection, you may contact us at any time using the contact information provided in the “Imprint” section. You also have a right to appeal to the relevant supervisory authority.
Analysis tools and third party tools
When you visit our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This mainly happens with cookies and so-called analysis programs. As a rule, your surfing behavior is analyzed anonymously, and the surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it from happening by not using certain tools. You will find detailed information on this in the following data privacy and protection declaration.
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you about the available options for objecting in the data privacy and protection declaration.
- General and compulsory information
Data privacy and protection
The operators of these webpages take the safeguarding of your personal data very seriously. We will handle your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data privacy and protection regulations as well as this data privacy and protection declaration.
A range of different personal data will be collected when you use this website. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This data privacy and protection declaration explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how this is done and for what purpose.
We would like to point out that transmitting data via the internet (e.g., when communicating by email) can have security gaps. It is not possible to completely safeguard data from access by third parties.
Notice regarding the data controller
The responsible body (or “data controller”) for processing the data on this website is:
c/o Wachstumsinitiative Süderelbe AG
Telefon: +49 (40) 355 10 355
The data controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g., names, email addresses, etc.).
Withdrawal of your consent to data processing
Many data-processing operations are only possible with your express consent. If you have already given your consent, you can revoke this consent at any time. Sending us an informal message via email is sufficient for doing so. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out up to the time of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of infringements of data privacy and protection laws, the person concerned has a right of appeal to the responsible supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority in data privacy and protection matters is the state data protection commissioner of the German federal state (Bundesland) in which our company has its headquarters. A list of the data protection commissioners and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html..
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract transferred to you or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of such data to another authorised party, this will only take place to the extent that is technically feasible.
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site’s operator. You can recognise whether a connection is encrypted or not by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “https://” to “https://” as well as by the presence of a padlock icon on your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Disclosure, blocking, deletion
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data; its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing; and, if applicable, a right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. Should you have any questions on these or any other issues related to personal data, you may contact us at any time using the contact information provided in the “Imprint” section.
Objection to receiving advertising emails
We hereby object to the use by third parties of our contact data, which we have published in accordance with the legal duty to provide an imprint, for the purpose of sending advertising and informational material that has not been expressly requested. The operators of these webpages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising materials, such as via spam emails.
- Data collection on our and external website
The Internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective, and safer. Cookies are small text files that 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 the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.
If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example by clicking the “Like” button or posting a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook, stored there, and, depending on your Facebook settings, shared with your Facebook contacts. If you do not wish this to happen, please log out of your Facebook account (before pressing the opt-in button).
You can additionally change your privacy settings on Facebook in your account settings.
The provider of these webpages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transfers to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system in use
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- ime of the server request
- IP address
This data is not aggregated with other data sources.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data is GDPR Art. 6 (1) (f), which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures..