Privacy Policy

This policy was last amended on March 27, 2021.

We are delighted about your interest in our company. Data protection is of an exceptionally high priority for the management of the Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller. The use of the Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller’s Internet pages is possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wants to use our enterprise’s special services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is required and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain the data subject’s consent.

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 Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller. Using this data protection declaration, our enterprise 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 utilizing this data protection declaration.

As the controller, Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transfers can always be subject to security vulnerabilities, so 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.

 

1. Definitions

The Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller’s data protection declaration is based on the terms used by the European Directive and Ordinance when adopting the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand for the public and our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terminology used in advance.

We use the following terms, among others, in this privacy policy:

 

a)    personal data

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (from now on “data subject”). An identifiable natural person 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)    affected person

The 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)    Processing restriction

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data to limit their future processing.

 

e)    Profiling

Profiling is any automated processing of personal data that consists of using such personal data to evaluate certain unique aspects relating to a natural person, in particular, to analyze or predict factors concerning that natural person’s job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or change of location.

 

f)     Pseudonymization

Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data so 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 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 person responsible for the processing

The controller or controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body that, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of personal data processing. The objectives and standards 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)    Order processor

Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the Controller.

 

i)      Recipient

A recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not a third party. However, public authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigative task under Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients.

 

j)      Third-party

Third-party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor, and the persons authorized to process the personal data under the controller’s direct responsibility or the processor.

 

k)    Consent

Consent shall mean any freely given indication of the data subject’s wishes for the specific case in an informed and unambiguous manner in the form of a statement or any other detailed affirmative act by which the data subject indicates that he or she consents to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

 

2. Name and address of the responsible party

The responsible party within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union, and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

Wesley Grees
Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller
Marker Allee 26
59063 Hamm

Germany

Tel.: +4917682472197
E-Mail: wes@wesleygrees.de
Website: https://www.somewherebuildingbrands.de/

 

3. Collection of general data and information

The Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller website collects a series of general data and information whenever a data subject or automated system uses the website. This general data and information are stored in the log files of the server. The following data may be collected: (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (the so-called referrer), (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 danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

Using these general data and information, the Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Instead, this information is needed (1) to deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) to optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for these, (3) to ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. Therefore, the Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller analyzes anonymously collected data and information on one hand, and on the other hand, to increase the data protection and data security of our enterprise to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The server log files’ anonymous data are stored separately from any personal data submitted by a data subject.

 

4. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or provided for by the European Directive and Regulation or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

If the storage purpose ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation Maker or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted following the statutory provisions.

 

5. Rights of the data subject

 

a)    Right of confirmation

Every data subject shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, to obtain confirmation from the controller about whether personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

 

b)    Right of information

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to obtain at any time from the controller, free of charge, information about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European Directive and Regulation has granted the data subject access to the following information:

  • the purposes of processing
  • the categories of personal data that are processed
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organizations
  • if possible, 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 a right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning them or to obtain the restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
  • if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information about the origin of the data
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, according to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject

Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right to obtain information about whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information about the appropriate safeguards connected with the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

 

c)    Right of correction

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to request the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data – also using a supplementary declaration – taking into account the processing purposes.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectify, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

 

d)    Right to deletion (right to be forgotten)

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to obtain from the controller the erasure without delay of personal data concerning him or her, where one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:

  • The personal data have been collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
  • The data subject revokes his or her consent on which the processing was based according to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Art. 9 (2) (a) GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  • The data subject objects to the processing according to Art. 21 (1) GDPR, and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing according to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.
  • The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
  • The erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
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  • The personal data has been collected concerning information society services offered according to Article 8(1) GDPR.

If one of the reasons mentioned above applies, and a data subject wishes to arrange for the deletion of personal data stored by the Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. The Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller employee shall arrange for the erasure request to be complied with immediately.

If the personal data was made public by the Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller, and our company is responsible for it, according to Art. 17 Para. 1 GDPR, Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller shall implement reasonable measures, including technical measures, to compensate other data controllers for processing the personal data published, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, to inform the data subject that he or she has requested from those other data controllers to erase all links to the personal data or copies or replications of the personal data unless the processing is necessary. The employee of the Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller will arrange the necessary in individual cases.

 

e)    Right to restriction of processing

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Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing where one of the following conditions is met:

  • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period, enabling the controller to verify the personal data’s accuracy.
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  • The processing is unlawful. The data subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and instead requests the restriction of personal data.
  • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the processing, but the data subject needs it for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
  • The data subject has objected to the processing according to Article 21 (1) of the GDPR, and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

If one of the conditions mentioned above is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by the Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. The employee of the Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller will arrange the restriction of the processing.

 

f)     Right to data portability

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Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to receive the personal data concerning him or her, provided by the data subject to a controller, in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. He or she also has the right to transmit such data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data have been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent according to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR or on a contract according to Article 6(1)(b) 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 the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Furthermore, when exercising the right to data portability according to Article 20(1) GDPR, the data subject has the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller where technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other individuals.

To assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of the Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller.

 

g)    Right to object

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her carried out based on Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller shall no longer process the personal data in the objection event unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override the interests, rights, and freedoms of the data subject or for the assertion, exercise, or defense of legal claims.

If the Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for such marketing. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

Besides, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning him or her, which the Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller carries out for scientific or historical research purposes, or statistical purposes according to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

To exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact any employee of the Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller or another employee. The data subject is also free to exercise his/her right to object using automated procedures using technical specifications in connection with information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.

 

h)    Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling

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Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, 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 the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is permitted by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and that law contains suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is made with 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 data controller, or (2) it is made with the data subject’s explicit consent, the Wesley Grees Brand Storyteller shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, which include at least the right to obtain the data subject’s involvement on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision.

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

 

i)      Right to withdraw consent under data protection law

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Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation-maker, to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

 

6. Privacy policy on the use and application of Facebook

The controller has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is a social meeting place operated on the Internet, an online community that allows users to communicate and interact in a virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for sharing opinions and experiences or enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Facebook allows users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos, and network via friend requests, among other things.

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If a data subject lives outside the USA or Canada, the controller of personal data is Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up, and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective Facebook component to download a representation of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. A complete overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Facebook receives knowledge of which the data subject visits a specific subpage of our website.

If the data subject is logged in to Facebook simultaneously, Facebook recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the individual Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject activates one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example, the “Like” button, or if the subject data comments, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

Facebook always receives information via the Facebook component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into Facebook when calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Facebook, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Facebook account before accessing our website.

The data policy published by Facebook, which can be accessed at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing, and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains which setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. Also, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to stop data transmission to Facebook.

 

7. Privacy policy on the use and application of Instagram

The controller has integrated components of the service Instagram on this website. Instagram is a service that qualifies as an audiovisual platform and allows users to share photos and videos and to redistribute such data in other social networks.

The Instagram services’ operating company is Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland.

By each call of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which an Instagram component (Insta button) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective Instagram component to download a representation of the corresponding element from Instagram. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Instagram receives knowledge about which the data subject visits a specific subpage of our website.

If the data subject is logged in to Instagram simultaneously, Instagram recognizes which specific subpage the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Instagram component and assigned by Instagram to the separate Instagram account of the data subject. If the data subject activates one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted will be assigned to the personal Instagram user account of the data subject and stored and processed by Instagram.

Instagram always receives information via the Instagram component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into Instagram when using our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Instagram component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Instagram, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Instagram account before accessing our website.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Instagram can be found at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

 

8. Privacy policy on the use and application of LinkedIn

The controller has integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect with existing business contacts and make new business contacts. Over 400 million registered individuals use LinkedIn in more than 200 countries. This makes LinkedIn currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the world’s most visited websites.

The operating company of LinkedIn is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For data protection issues outside the USA, LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.

With each individual call-up of our website equipped with a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in), this component causes the browser used by the data subject to download a corresponding representation of the element from LinkedIn. Further information on LinkedIn plug-ins can be found at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical procedure, LinkedIn receives knowledge of which the data subject visits our website’s specific sub-page.

If the data subject is logged in to LinkedIn simultaneously, LinkedIn recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the data subject is visiting with each call-up of our website by the data subject and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and LinkedIn to the separate LinkedIn account of the data subject. If the data subject activates 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 always receives information via the LinkedIn component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into LinkedIn when calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the LinkedIn component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to LinkedIn, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her LinkedIn account before accessing our website.

LinkedIn offers the possibility to unsubscribe from email messages, SMS messages, and targeted ads, as well as to manage ad settings at https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls. LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua, and Lotame, who may set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. LinkedIn’s applicable privacy policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn’s cookie policy is public at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

 

9. Privacy policy on the use and application of Twitter

The controller has integrated components of Twitter on this website. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly-accessible microblogging service on which users can publish and distribute so-called tweets, i.e., short messages limited to 280 characters. These short messages can be accessed by anyone, including people who are not registered with Twitter. However, the tweets are also displayed to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow the tweets of a user. Furthermore, Twitter makes it possible to address a broad audience via hashtags, links, or retweets.

Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the controller is called up, 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 caused by the respective Twitter component to download a representation of the corresponding Twitter component from Twitter. Further information on the Twitter buttons can be found at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Twitter receives knowledge of which the data subject visits a specific subpage of our website. The purpose of integrating the Twitter component is to enable our users to disseminate this website’s content, make this website known in the digital world, and increase our visitor numbers.

If the data subject is logged into Twitter simultaneously, Twitter recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting with each call to our website by the data subject and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Twitter component and assigned by Twitter to the data subject’s individual Twitter account. If the data subject activates one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted will be assigned to the personal Twitter user account of the data subject and stored and processed by Twitter.

Twitter always receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged in to Twitter when calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Twitter component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Twitter, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Twitter account before accessing our website.

The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter are available at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=de.

 

10. Privacy policy on the use and application of YouTube

The controller has integrated YouTube components on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips free of charge and other users to view, rate, and comment on them, also free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and TV shows and music videos, trailers, or videos made by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal.

The operating company of YouTube is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the controller is called up, on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the respective YouTube component automatically causes the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. Within the scope of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google receive knowledge of which the data subject visits specific sub-page of our website.

If the data subject is logged into YouTube simultaneously, YouTube recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the data subject is visiting by calling up a sub-page that contains a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to 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 simultaneously logged into YouTube when calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her YouTube account before accessing our website.

The privacy policy published by YouTube, which can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing, and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

 

11. Legal basis of processing

Art. 6 I lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for our company for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. Suppose the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract. The data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of another service consideration. In that case, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example, in inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, personal data processing might become necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were to be injured on our premises and as a result, his or her name, age, health insurance data, or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital, or other third parties. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d GDPR. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights, and freedoms of the data subject are not overridden. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because the European legislator specifically mentioned them. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a controller’s customer (recital 47 sentence 2 GDPR).

 

12. Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party.

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f GDPR, our legitimate interest in the conduct of our business for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

 

13. Duration for which the personal data are stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the expiry of the period, the corresponding information is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfillment or initiation of the contract.

 

14. Legal or contractual requirements for the provision of personal data; Necessity for the contract’s conclusion; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of not providing the data.

We inform you that the provision of personal data is sometimes required by law (e.g., tax regulations) or may also result from contractual restrictions (e.g., information on the contractual partner). Sometimes, to conclude a contract, a data subject may be necessary to provide us with personal data that we must subsequently process. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him or her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before providing personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will explain to the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or by contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and what the consequences of not providing the personal data would be.

 

15. Existence of automated decision making

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