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DATA PRIVACY STATEMENT

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1. Introduction

Thank you for visiting our website. We, the controller of this website, take data protection very seriously and strive for protecting your personal data within the scope of our website.
When we use the term personal data we mean all the data about personal and factual circumstances of a natural person. Personal data collected on our website is used solely for our own purposes.

2. Legal basis of processing

The legal basis of the data processing in the context of the EU General Data Protection Regulation results from article 6 GDPR for our data processing. In particular, depending on the situation in which we process your data, different legal bases may arise.

Consent
Insofar as your consent has been obtained for the processing of personal data, Article 6 (a) of the GDPR is the legal basis for the processing of data. A given consent can be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future.

Contract
In the processing of personal data collected for the performance of a contract of which you are a party, article 6 I b) of the GDPR is the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual measures.
Legal obligation
Insofar as the processing of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation that our company is subject to, Article 6 (c) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis.

Vital interests
In the event that your vital interests or of any other natural person require the processing of personal data, article 6 (d) of the GDPR is the legal basis.

Legitimate interest:
If processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party and if the interest, fundamental rights and freedoms of the person concerned do not outweigh the former interest, then article 6 (f) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing. The legitimate interest of our company lies in the execution of our business activities.

3. Rights of the data subject

Right of access 

You have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller free information about your 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: 

  • a)  the purposes of the processing;
  • b)  the categories of personal data concerned;
  • c)  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
    organizations;
  • d)  where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or,
    if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
  • e)  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;
  • f)  the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
  • g)  where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available
    information as to their source;
  • h)  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, you have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organization. Where this is the case, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer. 

If you wish to avail yourself of this right of access, you may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. 

Right to rectification 

You have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning yourself. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement. 

If you wish to exercise this right to rectification, you may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. 

Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten) 

You have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning yourself 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: 

  • a)  The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
  • b)  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.
  • c)  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.
  • d)  The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
  • e)  The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or
    Member State law to which the controller is subject.
  • f)  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 you wish to request the erasure of personal data stored, you may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. An employee 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. An employee will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases. 

Right of restriction of processing 

You have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies: 

  • a)  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.
  • b)  The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use instead.
  • c)  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.
  • d)  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 you wish to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored, you may at any time contact any employee of the controller. The employee will arrange the restriction of the processing. 

Right to data portability 

You have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning yourself, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You 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 your right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, you 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, you may at any time contact any employee of the controller. 

Right to appeal 

You have the right to complain to the Data Protection Authority. 

Right to object 

You have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning yourself, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions. 

The controller shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of you, or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims. 

If the controller processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning yourself for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object to the controller to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the controller will no longer process the personal data for these purposes. 

In addition, you have the right, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning yourself by the controller 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, you may contact any employee of the controller. In addition, you are 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. 

4. Log files

As part of the use of our Internet offer, the connection information is saved in the server log files.
This information includes: 

  • IP address of the accessing system
  • Browser information such as operating system used and screen resolution
  • Websites accessed
  • Original website
  • Time of access
    The web server logs are processed for security purposes only.
    We use the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, safety and optimization of the offer. However, we reserve the right to retrospectively check the log data if there is a justified suspicion of unlawful use on the basis of concrete evidence.

5. Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are saved on your end device. Cookies can be read, transferred and changed by the website when accessing it. We only use cookies with random, pseudonymous identification numbers. These identification numbers are used to evaluate your usage behavior on our website. At no time is the usage profile assigned to the name of a natural person. If you use special functions (such as shopping cart or “remain logged in”) of our website, cookies are also used for these functions.
It is always possible to object to the setting of cookies by changing the setting in the Internet browser correspondingly. Cookies that are set can be deleted. Please note that by disabling cookies you may not be able to fully exploit all the functions of our website.
For precise functions of the cookies, refer to the more detailed information contained in this privacy policy.

6. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function) 

On this website, we have integrated the component of Google Analytics (with the anonymizer function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, inter alia, data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising. 

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States. 

For the web analytics through Google Analytics the controller uses the application "_gat. _anonymizeIp". By means of this application the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is abridged by Google and anonymized when accessing our websites from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. 

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the traffic on our website. Google uses the collected data and information, inter alia, to evaluate the use of our website and to provide online reports, which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of our Internet site for us. 

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and into which a Google Analytics component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject will automatically submit data through the Google Analytics component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Google. During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves Google, inter alia, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently create commission settlements. 

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits of our website by the data subject. With each visit to our Internet site, such personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties. 

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

In addition, you have the possibility of objecting to a collection of data that are generated by Google Analytics, which is related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Google and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, you must download a browser add-on under the link tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and install it. This browser add-on tells Google Analytics through a JavaScript, that any data and information about the visits of Internet pages may not be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-ons is considered an objection by Google. If your information technology system is later deleted, formatted, or newly installed, then you must reinstall the browser add-ons to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on was uninstalled by you or any other person who is attributable to their sphere of competence, or is disabled, it is possible to execute the reinstallation or reactivation of the browser add-ons. 

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and under www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Google Analytics is further explained under the following Link www.google.com/analytics/. 

7. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google- AdWords 

On this website, we have integrated Google AdWords. Google AdWords is a service for Internet advertising that allows the advertiser to place ads in Google search engine results and the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to pre-define specific keywords with the help of which an ad on Google's search results only then displayed, when the user utilizes the search engine to retrieve a keyword-relevant search result. In the Google Advertising Network, the ads are distributed on relevant web pages using an automatic algorithm, taking into account the previously defined keywords. 

The operating company of Google AdWords is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES. 

The purpose of Google AdWords is the promotion of our website by the inclusion of relevant advertising on the websites of third parties and in the search engine results of the search engine Google and an insertion of third-party advertising on our website. 

If a data subject reaches our website via a Google ad, a conversion cookie is filed on the information technology system of the data subject through Google. The definition of cookies is explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after 30 days and is not used to identify the data subject. If the cookie has not expired, the conversion cookie is used to check whether certain sub-pages, e.g, the shopping cart from an online shop system, were called up on our website. Through the conversion cookie, both Google and the controller can understand whether a person who reached an AdWords ad on our website generated sales, that is, executed or canceled a sale of goods. 

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie is used by Google to create visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are used in order to determine the total number of users who have been served through AdWords ads to ascertain the success or failure of each AdWords ad and to optimize our AdWords ads in the future. Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive information from Google that could identify the data subject. 

The conversion cookie stores personal information, e.g. the Internet pages visited by the data subject. Each time we visit our Internet pages, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties. 

You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as stated above, by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from placing a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie set by Google AdWords may be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs. 

You have a possibility of objecting to the interest based advertisement of Google. Therefore, the data subject must access from each of the browsers in use the link www.google.de/settings/ads and set the desired settings. 

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. 

8. Contact form

You can send us any data by means of the contact form. The data is forwarded by our web server by email to the email inbox of our company. Please note that communication via the contact form is not encrypted. Please use a secure communication channel for confidential communication for your own interest.

9. Authority in-charge (controller)

Authority in charge of data processing within the meaning of Art. 4 no. 7 GDPR is
P3 Group GmbH
Am Kraftversorgungsturm 3
52070 Aachen
Tel: +49 241 9437 450
Mail: info@p3-group.com

Legal representatives
Marc Peter Althoff, Dr. Christof Horn, Dr. Lars Karsten, Dr. Tim Moog, Prof. Dr. Thomas Prefi 
(speaker), Dr. Christoph Theis (speaker), Dr. Michael Tobias 

    Data protection authority
    Sicoda GmbH
    Oliver Gönner
    Rochusstraße 198
    53123 Bonn
    Tel.: 0228 / 28614060