Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy clarifies the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “Data”) within my online offer and the websites, functions and contents associated with it, as well as external online presences, such as e.g. my social media profiles (hereinafter collectively referred to as “online offer”). With regard to the terms used, such as ‘processing’ or ‘responsible’, I refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Person responsible

Stephanie Wössner
Legal mentions: https://www.aplim-vr.eu/legal-mentions

Types of data processed

  • Inventory data (names).
  • Contact details (e-mail).
  • Content data (text inputs).
  • Usage data (e.g., websites visited, interest in content, access times).
  • Meta/communication data (IP addresses).

Categories of affected persons

Visitors and users of the online offer (in the following I also refer to the data subjects as “users”).

Purpose of processing

  • Providing the online offer, its functions and content.
  • Respond to contact requests and communicate with users.
  • Security measures.
  • Range measurement

Terms used

‘Personal Data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter ‘data subject’); identifiable is a natural person who can be identified directly or indirectly, by means of an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or one or more special characteristics. which are an expression of the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

“Processing” means any operation or series of operations carried out with or without the help of automated procedures in connection with personal data. The term goes far and includes virtually every handling of data.

‘pseudonymisation’ means the processing of personal data in such a way that personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional data may be information is kept separately and subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data is not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

‘profiling’ means any type of automated processing of personal data consisting in the use of such personal data to assess certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular in order to to analyse or predict the performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, whereabouts or relocation of this natural person.

“Person responsible” means the natural or legal person, authority, body which decides, alone or jointly with others, on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

‘processor’ means a natural or legal person, authority, body or other body processing personal data on behalf of the controller.

Relevant legal bases

In accordance with Article 13 GDPR, I shall notify you of the legal bases of my data processing. Unless the legal basis is mentioned in the data protection declaration, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consents is article 6 par. 1 a and article 7 GDPR, the legal basis for processing for the performance of my services and carrying out contractual measures as well as answering questions is art. 6 par. 1 b GDPR, the legal basis for processing in order to fulfil my legal obligations is art. 6 par. 1 c GDPR, and the legal basis for processing in order to safeguard my legitimate interests is article 6(3). 1 f GDPR. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 par. 1 d GDPR as legal basis.

Security

In accordance with Article 32 GDPR, I shall meet in accordance with the state of the art, the implementation costs and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing, as well as the different probability and severity of the risk to the the rights and freedoms of natural persons, appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of protection complacening to the risk.

Measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as access, input, disclosure, ensuring availability and separation. I have also set up procedures to ensure the exercise of data subjects’ rights, the erasure of data and the response to the data being compromised. Furthermore, I take into account the protection of personal data already in the development or selection of hardware, software and procedures, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technical design and through data protection-friendly presets (Art. 25 GDPR).

Cooperation with processors and third parties

If, in the course of my processing, I disclose data to other persons and companies (processors or third parties), transmit it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this is only done on the basis of a legal permission (e.g. if the data is transmitted to third parties, such as payment service providers, in accordance with Art. b GDPR is required for the performance of the contract), you have consented to this legal obligation or on the basis of my legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).

If I entrust third parties with the processing of data on the basis of a so-called “order processing contract”, this is done on the basis of Article 28 GDPR.

Transfers to third countries

If I process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if this is done in the context of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transfer of data to third parties, this is only done in order to fulfil my (pre)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of my legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual authorisations, I process or leave the data in a third country only if the special conditions of Article 44 et seq. are met. GDPR. This means that the processing is carried out on the basis, for example, of special guarantees, such as the officially recognised determination of an EU-compliant level of data protection (e.g. for the USA by the “Privacy Shield”) or observance of officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called “standard contractual clauses”).

Rights of data subjects

You have the right to request confirmation of whether the relevant data are being processed and for information about such data, as well as for further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.

In accordance with Article 16 GDPR you have the right to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of the incorrect data concerning you.

In accordance with Article 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that data in question be deleted immediately, or alternatively to demand a restriction on the processing of the data in accordance with Article 18 GDPR.

You have the right to request that the data concerning you, which you have provided to me, be received in accordance with Article 20 GDPR and request their transmission to other controllers.

According to Article 77 GDPR, you also have the right to hand in a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Withdrawal

You have the right to revoke given consents in accordance with Art. 7 par. 3 GDPR with effect for the future

Right to object

You may object to the future processing of the data concerning you in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time. In particular, the opposition may be made against the processing for the purposes of direct marketing.

Cookies and right of objection in direct marketing

“Cookies” are small files that are stored on users’ computers. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store the information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after his visit within an online offer. Temporary cookies, or “session cookies” or “transient cookies”, are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his browser. In such a cookie, for example, the contents of a shopping cart can be stored in an online shop or a login block. “permanent” or “persistent” are cookies that remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved if the users visit it after several days. Likewise, such a cookie may store the interests of users used for range measurement or marketing purposes. “Third-party cookies” are cookies offered by providers other than those responsible for the online offer (otherwise, if they are only their cookies, they are called “first-party cookies”).

I can use temporary and permanent cookies and clarify this within the scope of my privacy policy.

If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to disable the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Saved cookies can be deleted in the browser’s system settings. The exclusion of cookies may lead to functional limitations of this online offer.

A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be explained by a large number of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be achieved by means of their shutdown in the settings of the browser. Please note that not all functions of this online offer can be used.

When you visit my site, you will be asked to consent to or refuse the use of cookies. This selection is saved for a month and must be made again.

Deletion of data

The data I process will be deleted or restricted in its processing in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated in the context of this data protection declaration, the data stored by me will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for their purpose and the deletion is not precluded by legal retention obligations. Unless the data is deleted because it is necessary for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing will be restricted. This means that the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for commercial or tax reasons.

In accordance with legal requirements in Germany, the storage takes place in particular for 10 years in accordance with Section 147 par. 1 AO, 257 par. 1 Nos. 1 and 4, par. 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, accounting documents, trading books, for taxation of relevant documents, etc.) and 6 years in accordance with Section 257 par. 1 Nos. 2 and 3, par. 4 HGB (trade letters).

Contact

When contacting me (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media) the user’s details for processing the contact request are provided in accordance with art. 1 b) GDPR.

Hosting

The hosting services I use are intended to provide the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services and technical services. Maintenance services that I use for the purpose of operating this online offer.

In doing so, I, or my hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors of this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests. efficient and secure provision of this online offer in accordance with art. 1 f GDPR and art. 28 GDPR (conclusion of order processing contract).

Collection of access data and log files

I, or my hosting provider, collects on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 par. 1 f. GDPR data on each access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the retrieved website, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting providers.

Logfile information is stored for security reasons (e.g. to investigate abuse or fraud) for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data whose further retention is required for evidence purposes shall be excluded from deletion until the relevant incident has been finally clarified.

WP Statistics

My statics are created with the help of the plugin WP Statistics. Here the option of anonymizing the IP address was selected in the settings.

Online social media presences

I may maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with the customers, interested parties and users active there and to inform them about my services there. When the respective networks and platforms are called up, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines of their respective operators apply.

Unless otherwise stated in our privacy policy, I process the data of the users as long as they communicate with me within the social networks and platforms, e.g. write posts on my online presences or send me messages.

Integration of third-party services and content

Within my online offer, I rely on my legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of my online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f. GDPR) content or service offers from third-party providers to include their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter referred to uniformly as “Content”).

This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users, since they could not send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. I make every effort to use only those content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. Third parties may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” allow information on how to evaluate visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information can also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visit time and other information on the use of my online offer information from other sources.

Youtube

I include the videos of the platform “YouTube” of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

WMPL

I use the Plugin WPML to offer the content of this website in several languages. The plugin uses cookies in order to show this content. 

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