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Responsible service provider:

Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & Co. KG
Grünsfelder Straße 3
97941 Tauberbischofsheim
Germany
Phone: +49 9341 805-0
Fax: +49 9341 805-351
E-mail: info@distelhaeuser.de

Court of registration:  Amtsgericht Mannheim
Registration number:  HRA 560110
Sales tax ID no.:  DE 146587164

Represented by the executive board:
Roland Andre
Christoph Ebers

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Data Privacy Policy

Thank you very much for your interest in our company. Data protection is an especially high priority for the management team at Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG. It is fundamentally possible to use the web pages of Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to use special services from our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain consent from the data subject.

The processing of personal data, for instance name, address, email address or telephone number, always takes place in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and according to the country-specific data protection provisions that apply for Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG. With this Data Privacy Policy, our company hopes to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data that we collect, use and process. In addition, the Data Privacy Policy informs data subjects about their rights.

Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG, as the controller, has taken numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure that personal data processed through this website is protected as completely as possible. Nonetheless, web-based data transmissions can fundamentally be subject to security gaps, so absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, each data subject has the option of transmitting personal data to us using alternative means, for instance by telephone.

1. Definition of terms

The Data Privacy Policy of Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG is based on the same terms used by European guideline committees and regulators in creating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We want our Data Privacy Policy to be easy to read and understand, both for the general public and for our customers and business partners. In order to guarantee this, we will first explain the terms we use.

In this Data Privacy Policy, we use the following terms, among others:

·         a)    personal data

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“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

The data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller.

·         c)    processing

Processing is any operation or set of operations performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, 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 limiting its processing in the future.

·         e)    profiling

Profiling is any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, interests, reliability, behavior, location or movements.

·         f)     pseudonymization

Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately 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

The controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that, alone or 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 nominating the controller may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

·         h)    processor

The processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

·         i)      recipient

The recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to which personal data is disclosed, whether this is a third party or not. However, public authorities that may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.

·         j)      third party

A third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the data subject, controller, processor or persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorized to process personal data.

·         k)    consent

Consent of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data concerning him or her.

2. Name and address of the controller

The controller in the sense of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws that apply in the Member States of the European Union, and other provisions relating to data protection is:

Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG
Grünsfelder Straße 3
97941 Tauberbischofsheim

Germany

Tel.: 09341/805-0

Email: info@distelhaeuser.de

Website: www.distelhaeuser.de

Data Protection Officer: René Rautenberg
Email: datenschutzbeauftragter@distelhaeuser.de

3. Collection of general data and information

Each time the website of Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG is accessed by a data subject or an automated system, the site collects various pieces of general data and information. This general data and information is stored in the server’s log files. The following may be collected: (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the web page from which the accessing system reaches our website (the referrer), (4) the sub-pages that are visited on our website by an accessing system, (5) the date and time when the website was accessed, (6) an internet protocol (IP) address, (7) the accessing system’s internet service provider and (8) other similar data and information used to prevent risks in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG does not use this general data and information to draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, the information is required in order to (1) correctly deliver our website content, (2) optimize the content of our website and its advertising, (3) ensure the ongoing functionality of our internet technology systems and the technology used for our website and (4) provide the necessary information to law enforcement agencies for prosecution in the event of a cyber-attack. This anonymously collected data and information is therefore analyzed for statistical purposes as well as with the goal of improving data protection and data security in our company so that we can ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data that we process. The anonymous data in the server log files is stored separately from all personal data provided by the data subject.

4. Registering on our website

The data subject has the option to register on the controller’s website by providing personal data. The personal data transmitted to the controller is determined by the respective entry screen used for registration. Personal data entered by the data subject is exclusively collected and saved by the controller for internal use and for our own purposes. The controller can share this data with one or more processors, for instance a parcel service, which shall also exclusively use the personal data for internal purposes on the controller’s behalf.

When the data subject registers on the controller’s website, the IP address assigned by the data subject’s internet service provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration are also stored. This data is stored on the premise that this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services, and so that this data can be used to investigate crimes if necessary. Thus the data must be stored in order to protect the controller. The data is fundamentally not shared with third parties unless there is a legal obligation to do so or unless it is shared in order to prosecute a crime.

The data subject’s registration, which involves voluntarily providing personal data, allows the controller to offer content or services to the data subject that can only be offered to registered users due to the nature of the item. Registered persons have the option at any time to change the personal data provided during registration or to have it completely erased from the controller’s database.

The controller shall provide each data subject with information upon request at any time as to what personal data is stored concerning the data subject. Furthermore, the controller shall rectify or erase personal data following the data subject’s request or instructions as long as no statutory storage periods oppose this. All employees of the controller shall act as contact partners for the data subject in this context.

5. Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how you use this site. As a rule, the information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be transmitted to and stored on Google servers in the United States. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will first be truncated within the Member States of the European Union or in other countries that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and truncated there.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address that your browser transmits within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by choosing the appropriate settings in your browser software. However, please note that in this case you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin under the following link: browser plugin to disable Google Analytics.

6. Google Fonts

This website uses Google Fonts. Google Fonts allows us to provide you with a consistent appearance for this website, regardless of which fonts are installed on your local system. Google Fonts shall be loaded from a server of Google Inc. (“Google”) in the United States if your browser cannot access a local copy in the cache. Thus you agree that data transmitted by your browser to Google may be transferred to the United States.

7. Google Maps

This website uses the Google Maps service. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and makes it convenient for you to use the map feature.

When you visit the website, Google is informed that you accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. This takes place regardless of whether Google offers a user account through which you are logged in, or you do not have a user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be associated directly with your account. If you do not want it to be associated with your Google profile, you must log out before clicking on the button. Google will save your data as a user profile and use it for advertising, market research and/or the need-based design of its website. In particular, such evaluation shall take place (even for users who are not logged in) in order to provide need-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles; to exercise this right, you must contact Google directly.

More information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the provider’s data privacy policy, where you can also find more information about your rights and setting options to protect your privacy in this regard: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal information in the United States and is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

8. Facebook

This page uses social plugins, particularly the Like button provided by the Facebook social network: Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The content of this plug-in is transmitted directly by the Facebook servers to your browser and uploaded there. Accordingly, we do not control which data is collected and/or processed by Facebook in this context. You can find Facebook’s Data Policy here. If you are logged in to Facebook when you visit our page, there is a possibility that Facebook may record this data and create a profile about the pages you have visited. Therefore we recommend that you log out of Facebook before visiting our page or any other external pages. However, Facebook also places permanent cookies in your browser when you visit a page that uses its social plugins even if you are not logged in; these cookies are valid for two years. If you want to prevent the implementation of all cookies by Facebook when you visit our site, you can enable the “Block cookies from third-party providers” function in your browser settings. However, blocking cookies may restrict the functionality of the pages you visit.

9. Subscribing to our newsletter

The website of Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG gives user the option of subscribing to our company newsletter. The personal data transmitted to the controller when you subscribe to the newsletter is determined by the corresponding entry screen.

Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG uses a newsletter to regularly inform its customers and business partners about the company’s offerings. Our company newsletter can fundamentally only be received by a data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid email address and (2) the data subject registers for the newsletter. A confirmation email shall be sent to the email address initially provided by the data subject when registering for the newsletter, as part of a double opt-in process. This confirmation email is used to make sure that the owner of the email address, as the data subject, has agreed to receive the newsletter. 

When you register for the newsletter, we also store the IP address assigned by the internet service provider (ISP) to the computer system used by the data subject at the time of registration, along with the date and time of registration. This data must be collected in order to track the (potential) misuse of a data subject’s email address at a later time, so it serves as legal protection for the controller.

The personal data collected in the context of subscribing to the newsletter shall exclusively be used in order to send out our newsletter. Furthermore, newsletter subscribers may receive information by email where necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or to register for this, for instance in the case of changes to the newsletter offering or changes in the technical conditions. Personal data collected in the context of the newsletter service shall not be shared with third parties. The data subject can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time. Consent for the storage of personal data that the data subject provided to us for newsletter delivery can be withdrawn at any time. A corresponding link is provided in each newsletter to withdraw such consent. Furthermore, there is the option of unsubscribing from newsletters directly on the controller’s web site, or notifying the controller of this by other means.  

10. Newsletter tracking

The newsletters from Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG contain tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in emails sent in HTML format in order to allow log file tracking and analysis. It allows a statistical analysis to determine the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Using the embedded tracking pixel, Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG can determine whether the data subject opened an email and when, as well as which links in the email were used by the data subject.

Personal data collected using the tracking pixels in the newsletter shall be stored and evaluated by the controller in order to optimize newsletter delivery and to further tailor the content of future newsletters to the interests of the data subject. This personal data shall not be shared with third parties. Data subjects are entitled at any time to withdraw the separate declaration of consent provided by way of the double opt-in process. Following such withdrawal, the personal data shall be erased by the controller. Unsubscribing from the newsletter shall automatically be considered by Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG as a withdrawal of consent.

11. Contact option via the website

Due to statutory requirements, the website of Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG includes information that allows users to quickly contact our company electronically as well as communicating with us directly, which also includes a general electronic mail address (email address). If a data subject contacts the controller by email or via a contact form, the personal data provided by the data subject shall automatically be stored. Such personal data provided voluntarily by a data subject to the controller shall be stored for processing purposes or in order to contact the data subject. This personal data shall not be shared with third parties.

12. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The controller shall only process and store personal data concerning the data subject for the period necessary in order to achieve the storage purpose, or where this is required by the European guideline committees and regulators or by another legislator in laws or regulations that apply to the controller.

When the storage period no longer applies or when a storage period required by the European guideline committees and regulators or another legislator has elapsed, the personal data shall routinely be blocked or erased according to the statutory provisions.

13. Rights of the data subject

·         a)    Right to confirmation

Each data subject has the right, granted by the European guideline committees and regulators, to request confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning the data subject is being processed. If a data subject wishes to assert this confirmation right, he or she can contact an employee of the controller at any time to do so.

·         b)    Right of access

Each data subject has the right, granted by the European guideline committees and regulators, to access information from the controller free of charge regarding the personal data stored concerning him or her, as well as a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European guideline committees and regulators shall provide the data subject with access to the following information:

  • the purposes of the processing
  • the categories of personal data being processed
  • the recipient or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations
  • where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria used to determine this period
  • the existence of a 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
  • the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
  • where the personal data is not collected from the data subject, any available information as to its source
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22 Sec. 1 and 4 GDPR and — at least in these cases — meaningful information about the logic involved as well as the significance and the desired effects of such processing for the data subject

Furthermore, the data subject has the right to obtain confirmation as to whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject shall also have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to assert this access right, he or she can contact an employee of the controller at any time to do so.

·         c)    Right to rectification

Each data subject has the right, granted by the European guideline committees and regulators, to request the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Furthermore, taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

If a data subject wishes to assert this rectification right, he or she can contact an employee of the controller at any time to do so.

·         d)    Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”)

Each data subject has the right, granted by the European guideline committees and regulators, to obtain from the controller the immediate erasure of personal data concerning him or her where one of the following grounds applies and as long as processing is not necessary:

  • The personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
  • The data subject withdraws consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 Sec. 1 letter a GDPR or Art. 9 Sec. 2 letter a GDPR, and there is no other legal ground for the processing.
  • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 Sec. 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 Sec. 2 GDPR.
  • The personal data was unlawfully processed.
  • The personal data has to be erased for compliance with 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 pursuant to Art. 8 Sec. 1 GDPR.

Where one of the above grounds applies and if a data subject requests the erasure of personal data stored by Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG, the data subject can contact an employee of the controller to do so at any time. The employee of Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG shall ensure that the erasure request is fulfilled immediately.

If the personal data was made public by Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG and if our company as the controller is obligated pursuant to Art. 17 Sec. 1 GDPR to erase the personal data, Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers that are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, this personal data, where processing is not required. The employee of Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG shall take the necessary steps in individual cases.

·         e)    Right to restriction of processing

Each data subject has the right, granted by the European guideline committees and regulators, to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where 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 the restriction of its use instead.
  • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but it is required by the data subject in order to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.
  • The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 Sec. 1 GDPR pending the verification of whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

Where one of the abovementioned requirements is fulfilled and if a data subject requests the restriction of processing of personal data stored by Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG, the data subject can contact an employee of the controller to do so at any time. The employee of Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG shall ensure that the request for restriction of processing is fulfilled immediately.

·         f)     Right to data portability

Each data subject has the right, granted by the European guideline committees and regulators, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which the data subject provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. The data subject also has the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data was provided, where the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 Sec. 1 letter a GDPR or Art. 9 Sec. 2 letter a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 Sec. 1 letter b GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as 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 the right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 Sec. 1 GDPR, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. This shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject can contact an employee of Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG at any time.

·         g)    Right to object

Each data subject has the right, granted by the European guideline committees and regulators, to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her pursuant to Art. 6 Sec. 1 letters e or f GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.

In the event of an objection, Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG shall no longer process personal data unless we can demonstrate binding legitimate grounds for the processing that override the data subject’s interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

Where Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data for such marketing. This includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject lodges an objection with Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG regarding processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data shall no longer be processed by Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her by Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 Sec. 1 GDPR, unless such processing is necessary to fulfill a task carried out in the public interest.

In order to exercise the objection right, the data subject can directly contact any employee of Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG or another employee. Furthermore, in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, the data subject may exercise the right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

·         h)    Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

Each data subject has the right, granted by the European guideline committees and regulators, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, unless the decision (1) is necessary for entering into or performance of a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (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 performance of a contract between the data subject and a data controller or (2) is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, Distelhäuser Brauerei Ernst Bauer GmbH & CO KG shall take 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 his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to exercise rights relating to automated decisions, he or she can contact an employee of the controller at any time.

·         i)      Right to withdraw data protection-related consent

Each data subject has the right, granted by the European guideline committees and regulators, to withdraw consent at any time for the processing of personal data.

If the data subject wishes to exercise his or her right to withdraw consent, he or she can contact an employee of the controller to do so at any time.

14. Data protection for applications and during the application process

The controller collects and processes applicants’ personal data for the purpose of handling the application process. Processing may also take place electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant transmits the corresponding application materials to the controller electronically, for instance by email or via a form on the website. If the controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data shall be stored for the purpose of conducting the employment relationship, with consideration for the statutory provisions. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with an applicant, the application materials shall automatically be erased two months after the refusal decision is announced, as long as this is not opposed by the controller’s other legitimate interests. Another legitimate interest in this sense, for instance, is a burden of proof for proceedings according to the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

15. Legal basis for processing

Art. 6 I lt. a GDPR provides the legal basis for our company to perform processing transactions in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a contract with the data subject, for instance as in the case of processing transactions that are necessary to deliver goods or to provide another service or service in return, the processing shall be based on Art. 6 I lt. b GDPR. The same applies to processing transactions that are necessary to perform pre-contractual measures, for instance in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation that requires the processing of personal data, for instance to fulfill tax obligations, the processing shall be based on Art. 6 I lt. c GDPR. In rare cases, processing of personal data may become necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for instance, if a visitor were injured in our facility and the visitor’s name, age, health insurance data or other vital information then needed to be shared with a doctor, hospital or other third parties. The processing would then be based on Art. 6 I lt. d GDPR. Finally, processing transactions can be based on Art. 6 I lt. f GDPR. This serves as the legal basis for processing transactions that are not covered by any of the above legal bases, where processing is necessary in order to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and where the data subject’s interests, basic rights and basic freedoms do not override this. In particular, we are permitted to undertake such processing transactions because they have been mentioned specifically by the European legislative authorities, who took the position that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).

16. Legitimate interests in processing that are pursued by the controller or a third party

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lt. f GDPR, our legitimate interest consists of performing our business activities for the well-being of all our employees and shareholders.

17. Period for which personal data is stored

The criterion for determining the storage period for personal data is the applicable statutory storage period. After the end of this period, the corresponding data is routinely erased as long as it is no longer needed to fulfill or initiate a contract.

18. Statutory or contractual requirements on the provision of personal data; necessity for concluding a contract; data subject’s obligation to provide the personal data; possible consequences of not providing the data

We hereby note that providing personal data is in some cases required by law (e.g. tax regulations) and may also be based on contractual provisions (e.g. information about the contractual partner). In order to conclude a contract, it may occasionally be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data which we must then process. For instance, the data subject must provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with the data subject. If this personal data is not provided, the contract with the data subject cannot be concluded. Before providing personal data, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee shall inform the data subject, based on the individual case, whether the provision of personal data is required by law or by the contract or is necessary in order to conclude the contract; whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data; and any consequences of not providing the personal data.

19. Existence of automated decision-making

As a conscientious company, we do not use automated decision-making or profiling.