a. Right of access
You shall have, at any time, the right to request access to your personal data stored by us. You can request access to the following information. We have to provide the information within one month:
- purposes for which personal data are processed;
- the categories of personal data being processed;
- the recipients or the categories of recipients, respectively, to whom your personal data have been or will be disclosed;
- the envisaged period for which your personal data will be stored, or, if specific information cannot be provided, the criteria used to determine that period;
- the existence of the right to request rectification or erasure of your personal data, the right of restriction of processing of personal data by the controller or to object to such processing;
- the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
- where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
- the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject. Please note that we do not use such automated decision-making.
- whether your personal data are transmitted to a third country or an international organization. In this context, you may request to be informed about the appropriate safeguards in accordance with Article 46 GDPR in connection with the transmission.
b. Right to rectification
You have the right to obtain from us without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you or to have incomplete personal data completed.
c. Right to erasure
Claim to erasure
You have the right to have your personal data erased without undue delay, and we have the obligation to erase such personal data without undue delay where one of the following reasons applies:
- your personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
- you withdraw your consent on which the processing was based on in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
- you object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR that we collect based on our demonstrated legitimate interest (e.g. in case of Google Analytics) and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing within the context of direct marketing pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR.
- your personal data have been unlawfully processed by us, for example without your consent or any legitimate interest.
- your personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in EU law or German law that is applicable to us.
- the personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8 GDPR as regards you as a minor.
Where we have made your personal data public and are obliged pursuant to the above to erase the personal data, we shall take reasonable steps to inform the companies with the websites where the data have been published about your request to erase such data and shall demonstrate that you as data subject have requested to erase any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.
The right to erasure shall not apply to the extent that processing is necessary
- for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
- for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by EU or German law, e. g. within the context of the retention periods applicable under tax laws, or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us;
- for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Article 9(2)(h) and (i) as well as Article (9)(3) GDPR;
- for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) GDPR in so far as the right to erasure is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; or
- for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, e. g. in court proceedings.
d. Right to restriction of data processing
You have the right to obtain from us restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
- you contest the accuracy of the personal data, for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
- the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead;
- we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you require them for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims;
- you object to processing of your personal data we have collected based on our demonstrated legitimate interest (e. g. in case of Google Analytics) pending the verification whether our legitimate grounds override your rights.
Where processing has been restricted based on the above-mentioned grounds, such personal data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person (e. g. private or public limited companies), or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or of a Member State.
If you have obtained restriction of processing, you shall be informed by us before the restriction of processing is lifted.
e. Notification obligation
If you have established towards us your right to rectify, erase, or restrict processing, we are obliged to communicate any rectification or erasure of your personal data or restriction of processing to each recipient to whom your personal data have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort.
We shall inform you about those recipients if you so request it.
f. Right to data portability
You have the right to receive personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transmit these data to another company without hindrance from us where
- the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) GDPR and
- the processing is carried out by automated means.
In exercising this right, you shall have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly from us to another company, where technically feasible. This shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
The right to data portability shall not apply to processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us.
g. Right to object
You have the right to object on grounds relating to your particular situation at any time to processing of your personal data which is based on Article 6(1)(e) GDPR (processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest) or Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (processing subject to the demonstration of our legitimate interest, e. g. in the case of online marketing), including profiling based on those provisions.
We shall no longer process your personal data unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights, and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
Where your personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you shall have the right to object at any time to processing of your personal data for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing
If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data shall no longer be processed for such purposes.
In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
h. Right to withdraw the declaration of consent under data protection law
You have the right to withdraw your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The withdrawal of your consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
i. Contact regarding rights of data subjects
To the extent that we do not allow for your rights to be exercised directly within the context of processing, for example in case of canceling your newsletter subscription, please contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a letter to the address stated in the legal notice.