We are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of F5 Crypto Capital GmbH. The use of the Internet pages of F5 Crypto Capital GmbH is possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wants to use special services provided by our enterprise via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain the consent of the data subject.
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the F5 Crypto Capital GmbH. By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights by means of this data protection declaration.
As the controller, F5 Crypto Capital GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can always be subject to security vulnerabilities, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.
The data protection declaration of F5 Crypto Capital GmbH is based on the terms used by the European Directive and Ordinance when issuing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.
- a) personal data Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”) An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
- b) data subject Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.
- c) processing Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
- d) Restriction of processing Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their future processing.
- e) Profiling Profiling is any form of automated processing of personal data which consists in using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or change of location.
- f) Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separate and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
- g) controller or controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its designation may be provided for under Union or Member State law.
- h) Processor Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the Controller.
- i) Recipient Recipient is a natural or legal person, authority, institution, or other entity to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not they are a third party. However, authorities that may receive personal data in the framework of a specific investigation mandate under Union law or the law of the Member States are not considered recipients.
- j) Third party A third party is a natural or legal person, authority, institution, or other entity other than the data subject, the controller, the processor, and the persons who are authorized to process personal data under the direct authority of the controller or the processor.
- k) Consent Consent is any freely given, specific, informed, and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which they, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signify agreement to the processing of their personal data for a particular purpose.
2. Name and Address of the Data Controller
The data controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in the European Union member states, and other provisions with data protection character is:
F5 Crypto Capital GmbH
3. Name and Address of the Data Protection Officer
The Data Protection Officer of the data controller is:
F5 Crypto Capital GmbH
Any data subject can contact our Data Protection Officer directly with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection at any time.
By using cookies, F5 Crypto Capital GmbH can provide users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without setting cookies.
The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by adjusting the settings of their internet browser and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the internet browser they use, it may not be possible to fully use all the functions of our website under certain circumstances.
5. Collection of General Data and Information
The website of F5 Crypto Capital GmbH automatically collects a series of general data and information with every visit by a data subject or an automated system. These general data and information are stored in the server log files. The following data and information can be collected: (1) the types and versions of browsers used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) other similar data and information that serve to avert threats in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using this general data and information, F5 Crypto Capital GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Instead, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimise the content of our website and its advertising, (3) ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyberattack. This anonymously collected data and information are evaluated by F5 Crypto Capital GmbH on the one hand statistically and also with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data in the server log files is stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
6. Subscription to our Newsletter
On the website of F5 Crypto Capital GmbH, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company’s newsletter. The personal data that is transmitted to the data controller when ordering the newsletter can be found in the input mask used for this purpose.
F5 Crypto Capital GmbH informs its customers and business partners at regular intervals through a newsletter about the company’s offers. The newsletter of our company can generally only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid email address and (2) the data subject registers for newsletter delivery. For legal reasons, a confirmation email is sent to the email address first entered by a data subject for newsletter delivery in a double opt-in procedure. This confirmation email serves to verify whether the owner of the email address, as a data subject, has authorised the receipt of the newsletter
When registering for the newsletter, we also store the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) to the data subject’s computer system at the time of registration, as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace any potential misuse of the email address of a data subject at a later point in time and therefore serves the legal protection of the data controller.
The personal data collected as part of a newsletter registration will only be used for the purpose of sending our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter may be informed by email if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or for registration, as may be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter offer or changes to the technical circumstances. There is no transfer of personal data collected as part of the newsletter service to third parties. Subscription to our newsletter may be terminated by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the data subject has given us for sending the newsletter, can be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revoking consent, a corresponding link is included in each newsletter. Furthermore, it is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the website of the data controller or to inform the data controller of this in another way.
7. Newsletter Tracking
The newsletters of F5 Crypto Capital GmbH contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in such emails that are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This allows for a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Using the embedded tracking pixel, F5 Crypto Capital GmbH can recognize whether and when an email was opened by a data subject and which links contained in the email were accessed by the data subject.
Personal data collected through tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and analysed by the data controller in order to optimise newsletter delivery and better tailor the content of future newsletters to the interests of the data subject. These personal data are not disclosed to third parties. Data subjects are entitled to revoke their separate consent, given through the double opt-in procedure, at any time. After revocation, this personal data will be deleted by the data controller. Unsubscribing from the newsletter is automatically interpreted by F5 Crypto Capital GmbH as a revocation.
8. Contact possibility via the website
The F5 Crypto Capital GmbH website provides a contact form that can be used to get in touch with the data controller. The personal data entered by the data subject in the contact form is collected and stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry or request. This data is not shared with third parties. The personal data entered into the contact form is used solely for the purpose of responding to the inquiry or request and is deleted once the inquiry or request has been processed, unless there is a legal obligation to retain the data.
9. Comment function in the blog on the website
F5 Crypto Capital GmbH offers users the opportunity to leave individual comments on individual blog posts on the data controller’s website. A blog is a publicly viewable portal typically hosted on a website where one or more individuals, known as bloggers or web-bloggers, can post articles or thoughts in blog posts. Blog posts can usually be commented on by third parties.
When a data subject leaves a comment on the blog published on this website, in addition to the comments left by the data subject, information about the time of the comment entry and the username (pseudonym) chosen by the data subject is also stored and published. Furthermore, the IP address assigned by the data subject’s internet service provider (ISP) is logged. This storage of the IP address is done for security reasons and in case the data subject violates the rights of third parties or posts unlawful content through a comment. The storage of this personal data is therefore in the legitimate interests of the data controller, so that they may exculpate themselves in the event of a legal violation. There is no disclosure of this collected personal data to third parties unless such disclosure is legally required or serves the legal defense of the data controller.
10. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The data controller processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or as required by the European legislator or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the data controller is subject.
If the purpose of storage no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with legal requirements.
11. Rights of the data subject
- a) Right to confirmation: Every data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
- b) Right to information: Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to obtain from the controller free information about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of this information at any time. Furthermore, the European legislator has granted the data subject access to the following information:
- Processing purposes.
- Categories of personal data processed.
- Recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, especially recipients in third countries or international organisations if applicable.
- The planned duration for which the personal data will be stored, or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration.
- The existence of the right to rectify or erase the personal data concerning them or to restrict the processing by the controller or the right to object to such processing.
- The existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
- If the personal data is not collected from the data subject: all available information about the origin of the data.
- The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) of the DS-GVO (General Data Protection Regulation), and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.
- Furthermore, the data subject has the right to be informed whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information about the appropriate safeguards related to the transfer. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, they can contact an employee of the controller at any time.
- c) Right to Rectification Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, as granted by the European legislator, to demand immediate correction of inaccurate personal data concerning them. Furthermore, the data subject has the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of providing a supplementary statement. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, they can contact an employee of the controller at any time.
- d) Right to Erasure (Right to be forgotten) Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, as granted by the European legislator, to request from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning them without undue delay, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following reasons applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:
- The personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
- The data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR, and there is no other legal ground for the processing.
- The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR, and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR.
- The personal data has been unlawfully processed.
- The erasure of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
- The personal data was collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) GDPR.
- If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by F5 Crypto Capital GmbH, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of F5 Crypto Capital GmbH will arrange that the erasure request is complied with promptly.
- If the personal data has been disclosed by F5 Crypto Capital GmbH and the company is obligated to erase the personal data as the data controller, F5 Crypto Capital GmbH, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, will take reasonable measures, including technical means, to inform other data controllers processing the disclosed personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure of all links to, or copies or replications of, that personal data, as long as processing is not required. The employee of F5 Crypto Capital GmbH will make the necessary arrangements on a case-by-case basis.
- e) Right to Restriction of Processing Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to demand from the controller the restriction of processing if one of the following conditions applies:
- 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.
- The processing is unlawful, and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use.
- 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 defense of legal claims.
- 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 above conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by F5 Crypto Capital GmbH, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of F5 Crypto Capital GmbH will initiate the restriction of processing.
- If one of the conditions mentioned above is met and an individual wishes to request the restriction of personal data held by F5 Crypto Capital GmbH, they can contact an employee responsible for data processing at any time. The employee of F5 Crypto Capital GmbH will initiate the restriction of processing.
- f) The right to data portability, as granted by the European legislator, allows any individual affected by the processing of personal data to receive their personal data, which they have provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. They also have the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data has been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, unless the processing is 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, when exercising their right to data portability under Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and where this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others. To exercise the right to data portability, the data subject can contact an employee of F5 Crypto Capital GmbH at any time
- g) Right to Object Any individual affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to object at any time, on grounds relating to their particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning them, which is based on Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. F5 Crypto Capital GmbH will no longer process the personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override the interests, rights, and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims. If F5 Crypto Capital GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of their personal data for such marketing, including profiling related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to F5 Crypto Capital GmbH’s processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process the personal data for these purposes. In addition, the data subject has the right to object, on grounds relating to their particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning them that is carried out by F5 Crypto Capital GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest. To exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact any employee of F5 Crypto Capital GmbH or another employee. The data subject is also free, in the context of the use of information society services and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to exercise their right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
- h) Automated Decisions in Individual Cases, Including Profiling. Every individual affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning them or similarly significantly affects them, except where the decision (1) is necessary for entering into or the performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, (2) is authorized by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is based on the data subject’s explicit consent. If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into or the performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, the F5 Crypto Capital GmbH shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express their point of view, and to contest the decision. To exercise rights regarding automated decisions, the data subject may contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
- i) Right to Withdraw Consent to Data Processing. Every individual affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to withdraw consent to the processing of their personal data at any time. If the data subject wishes to exercise their right to withdraw consent, they can do so by contacting an employee of the data controller at any time.
12. Data Protection in Job Applications and During the Application Process
The data controller collects and processes the personal data of job applicants for the purpose of managing the job application process. The processing may also be done electronically, especially when an applicant submits their application documents electronically, for example, via email or through a web form on the company’s website. If the data controller enters into an employment contract with an applicant, the data provided will be stored for the purpose of managing the employment relationship in compliance with legal requirements. If no employment contract is concluded between the data controller and the applicant, the job application documents will be automatically deleted two months after the rejection decision is communicated, provided that deletion does not conflict with any other legitimate interests of the data controller. Other legitimate interests in this context can include, for example, the need to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz – AGG).
The data controller has integrated components of LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an internet-based social network that allows users to connect with existing business contacts and establish new business connections. With over 400 million registered users in more than 200 countries, LinkedIn is currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.
With each individual access to our website equipped with a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in), this component prompts the web browser used by the data subject to download a corresponding display of the LinkedIn component. Further information about the LinkedIn plug-ins can be obtained at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn becomes aware of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is simultaneously logged in to LinkedIn during their visit to our website, LinkedIn recognizes with each visit by the data subject and throughout the duration of the respective stay on our website which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and assigned by LinkedIn to the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.
LinkedIn receives information via the LinkedIn component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time as accessing our website, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the LinkedIn component or not. If such a transmission of this information to LinkedIn is not desired by the data subject, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their LinkedIn account before accessing our website.
The data controller has integrated the Matomo component on this website. Matomo is an open-source web analytics software tool. Web analytics involves the collection, gathering, and analysis of data regarding the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analytics tool, among other things, collects data about the website from which a data subject accessed a specific website (known as the referrer), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for what duration a subpage was viewed. Web analytics is primarily used for optimizing a website and for cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.
The software is operated on the data controller’s server, and the log files containing sensitive data are stored exclusively on this server.
The purpose of the Matomo component is to analyze visitor traffic on our website. The data controller uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of this website in order to compile online reports that show activities on our websites.
Matomo sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. As previously explained, cookies are small text files that are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser. By setting the cookie, Matomo enables us to analyze the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, the Internet browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by the Matomo component to transmit data for the purpose of online analysis to our server. As part of this technical process, we obtain knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which, among other things, helps us trace the origin of visitors and clicks.
By means of the cookie, personal information, such as the access time, the location from which access originated, and the frequency of visits to our website, is stored. Each time our website is visited, this personal data, including the IP address of the data subject’s internet connection, is transmitted to our server. We store this personal data and do not share it with third parties.
The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by adjusting the settings of the internet browser being used, thereby permanently opposing the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Matomo from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Furthermore, cookies already set by Matomo can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs.
Furthermore, there is the possibility for the data subject to object to the collection of data generated by Matomo relating to the use of this website and to prevent such collection. To do this, the data subject must adjust their browser settings to enable “Do Not Track.”
However, by setting the opt-out cookie, it is possible that the data subject may not be able to use the website of the data controller to its full extent.
Additional information and the applicable privacy policies of Matomo can be accessed at https://matomo.org/privacy/.
The data controller has integrated components from Twitter on this website. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly accessible microblogging service where users can publish and disseminate short messages, known as tweets, which are limited to 280 characters. These short messages are accessible to everyone, including individuals who are not registered on Twitter. However, tweets are also displayed to the users’ followers. Followers are other Twitter users who subscribe to a user’s tweets. Additionally, Twitter allows for addressing a broad audience through the use of hashtags, links, or retweets.
The operating company of Twitter is Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland.
Each time an individual accesses one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Twitter component to download a representation of the corresponding Twitter component from Twitter. Additional information about Twitter buttons can be found at https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons. As part of this technical process, Twitter gains knowledge about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject. The purpose of integrating the Twitter component is to allow our users to redistribute the content of this website, to make this website known in the digital world, and to increase our visitor numbers.
If the data subject is simultaneously logged into Twitter, Twitter recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject and for the entire duration of their stay on our website which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the Twitter component and is associated with the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted with it are assigned to the personal Twitter user account of the data subject and are stored and processed by Twitter.
Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is simultaneously logged into Twitter at the time of accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Twitter component or not. If such a transmission of information to Twitter is not desirable for the data subject, they can prevent this by logging out of their Twitter account before calling up our website.
The data controller has integrated components of YouTube on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to freely post video clips and for other users to view, rate, and comment on these videos free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, so both complete movies and TV shows, as well as music videos, trailers, or videos created by users themselves, can be accessed via the Internet portal.
The operator of YouTube is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.
With each visit to one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information about YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/en/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google are informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is simultaneously logged into YouTube when they visit a page on our website containing a YouTube video, YouTube recognizes which specific page of our website the data subject is visiting. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and associated with the data subject’s respective YouTube account.
YouTube and Google always receive information via the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged in to YouTube at the time of accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If such transmission of this information to YouTube and Google is not desired by the data subject, they can prevent it by logging out of their YouTube account before visiting our website.
17. Legal basis of the processing
Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations in our company where we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, such as processing operations required for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services, the processing is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR. The same applies to processing operations necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures, such as inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which the processing of personal data is required, such as for fulfilling tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our premises were injured, and their name, age, health insurance data, or other vital information needed to be disclosed to a doctor, hospital, or other third party. In such a situation, the processing would be based on Art. 6(1)(d) GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. This legal basis allows processing operations not covered by any of the aforementioned legal grounds when processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights, and freedoms of the data subject do not override those interests. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. The legislator considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the data controller (Recital 47, sentence 2, GDPR).
18. Legitimate interests pursued by the controller or a third party.
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, our legitimate interest is to conduct our business activities for the benefit of all our employees and shareholders.
19. Duration for which the personal data are stored
The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After the expiration of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted unless it is no longer required for the performance of a contract or the initiation of a contract.
20. Legal or contractual requirements to provide the personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision
We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data may be required by law (e.g., tax regulations) or may result from contractual obligations (e.g., information about the contracting party). In some cases, it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject may be required to provide us with personal data when our company enters into a contract with them. Failure to provide the personal data would result in the contract with the data subject not being concluded. Before providing personal data, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will provide the data subject with individual information on whether the provision of personal data is legally or contractually required, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and what consequences the failure to provide the personal data would have.
21. Existence of automated decision making
As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.
This data protection declaration was created by the data protection declaration generator of the DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH,7 which acts as the External Data Protection Officer Munich, in cooperation with the data protection lawyer Christian Solmecke.