DATA PROTECTION

Data protection
Thank you for your interest in our company. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of the GRAYRECORDS GbR. Use of the GRAYRECORDS GbR website is basically possible without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to make use of our company's special services via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the person concerned.

The processing of personal data, for example the name, address, email address or telephone number of a data subject, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Grayrecords. With this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, data subjects are informed about their rights by means of this data protection declaration.

As the controller, GRAYRECORDS GbR has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection possible for personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us in alternative ways, for example by telephone.

1. Definitions

The data protection declaration of GRAYRECORDS GbR is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of 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.

We use the following terms in this data protection declaration:

a) personal data

Personal data is all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"). A natural person is regarded as identifiable who, directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, to an identification number, to location data, to an online identifier or to one or more special features that express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person can be identified.

b) data subject

Affected person is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the person responsible for processing.

c) processing

Processing is any process carried out with or without the help of automated processes or any such series of processes in connection with personal data such as the collection, recording, organization, ordering, storage, adaptation or change, reading, querying, use, Disclosure through transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.

d) restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their future processing.

d) restriction of processing

Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using this personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects that relate to a natural person, in particular aspects relating to work performance, economic situation, health, personal To analyze or predict the preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation of this natural person.

e) Profiling

Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in a way in which the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is stored separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that ensure that the personal data cannot be assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.


f) pseudonymization

The person responsible or the person responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. If the purposes and means of this processing are specified by Union law or the law of the member states, the person responsible or the specific criteria for his appointment can be provided for in accordance with Union law or the law of the member states.

g) controller or controller

Processor is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the person responsible.

h) Processors

The recipient is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body to which personal data is disclosed, regardless of whether it is a third party or not. Authorities that may receive personal data as part of a specific investigation 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, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the person responsible, the processor and the persons who are authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the person responsible or the processor.

k) Consent

Consent is any voluntary, informed and unequivocal declaration of intent given by the person concerned for the specific case in the form of a declaration or other unambiguous affirmative action with which the person concerned indicates that they consent to the processing of their personal data is.

2. Name and address of the person responsible for processing

The person responsible 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 are:

GRAYRECORDS GbR
as
Tim Pabst (CEO & Founder)

Beilsteiner Strasse 121
12681 Berlin
Germany

Tel .: 0151- 40123518
Email: mail@grayrecords.eu
Website: www.grayrecords.de


3. Cookies

The GRAYRECORDS website does not use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored and stored on a computer system via an internet browser.


4. Collection of general data and information

The GRAYRECORDS website collects a series of general data and information each time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system. These general data and information are stored in the server's log files. The (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website can be controlled, (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.

When using this general data and information, GRAYRECORDS does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the content of our website, (2) optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it, (3) 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 law enforcement in the event of a cyber attack. This anonymously collected data and information is therefore evaluated statistically by Grayrecords on the one hand and 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 are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.


5. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The person responsible for processing processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the period of time that is necessary to achieve the storage purpose or if this is specified by the European directives and regulations or another legislator in laws or regulations, which the person responsible for the processing is subject to, was provided.

If the purpose of storage no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European directives and regulations or another responsible legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

6. Rights of the data subject

Every person concerned has the right granted by the European directive and regulation giver to request confirmation from the person responsible for the processing as to whether personal data concerning them are being processed. If a data subject wishes to make use of this right to confirmation, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time.

a) Right to confirmation

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations, to receive free information about the personal data stored about him and a copy of this information from the person responsible for the processing at any time. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:

Furthermore, the data subject has the right to information as to whether personal data has been transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject has the right to receive information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transmission.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, he or she can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time.

b) Right to information

  • the processing purposes

  • the categories of personal data that are processed

  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed or are still being disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or to 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 correction or deletion of personal data concerning you or to restriction of processing by the person responsible or a right to object to this 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 on the origin of the data

  • the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) 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 has the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data - including by means of a supplementary declaration.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time.

c) Right to rectification

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to demand that the person responsible delete the personal data concerning them immediately, provided that one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:

If one of the above reasons applies and a data subject wishes to have personal data stored at GRAYRECORDS deleted, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time. The Grayrecords employee will arrange for the deletion request to be met immediately.

If the personal data has been made public by GRAYRECORDS and our company, as the person responsible, is obliged to delete the personal data in accordance with Art. 17 Para. 1 GDPR, Grayrecords takes appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs to inform other persons responsible for data processing who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested that these other persons responsible for data processing delete all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data, insofar as processing is not necessary. The Grayrecords employee will arrange the necessary in individual cases.

d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

  • The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which they are no longer necessary.

  • The data subject revokes their consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

  • The data subject objects to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR, and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject objects in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 2 GDPR to the Processing a.

  • The personal data was processed unlawfully.

  • The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the member states to which the person responsible is subject.

  • The personal data was collected in relation to the information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 Para. 1 GDPR.

If one of the above reasons applies and a data subject wishes to have personal data stored at GRAYRECORDS deleted, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time. The GRAYRECORDS employee will arrange for the deletion request to be fulfilled immediately.

If the personal data has been made public by GRAYRECORDS and our company as the person responsible is obliged to delete the personal data in accordance with Art. 17 Para. 1 GDPR, GRAYRECORDS will take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs to inform other persons responsible for data processing who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested that these other persons responsible for data processing delete all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data, insofar as processing is not necessary. The GRAYRECORDS employee will arrange the necessary in individual cases.

e) Right to restriction of processing

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations, to require the controller to restrict processing if one of the following conditions is met:

  • The correctness of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period of time that enables the person responsible to check the correctness of the personal data.

  • The processing is unlawful, the person concerned refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted.

  • The person responsible no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

  • The person concerned has an objection to the processing in accordance with. Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh those of the person concerned.

If one of the above conditions is met and a person concerned would like to request the restriction of personal data stored at Grayrecords, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time. The Grayrecords employee will arrange for the processing to be restricted.

f) Right to data portability

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to receive the personal data concerning them, which have been made available to a person responsible by the person concerned, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another person responsible without hindrance from the person responsible to whom the personal data was provided, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter a GDPR or Art . 2 letter a DS-GVO or on a contract according to Art. 6 para. 1 letter b DS-GVO and the processing is carried out using automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or takes place in the exercise of public authority, which has been assigned to the person responsible.

Furthermore, when exercising their right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 (1) GDPR, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one person responsible to another, insofar as this is technically feasible and if this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.

To assert the right to data portability, the person concerned can contact an employee of GRAYRECORDS at any time.

g) Right to object

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to them, which is based on Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter e or f DS-GVO takes place to object. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

Grayrecords will no longer process the personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims .

If Grayrecords processes personal data in order to operate direct mail, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to Grayrecords processing for direct marketing purposes, Grayrecords will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning him or her that is carried out at Grayrecords for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 Para. 1 GDPR To object, unless such processing is necessary to fulfill a task in the public interest.

To exercise the right to object, the data subject can contact any Grayrecords employee or another employee directly. The data subject is also free, in connection with the use of information society services, regardless of Directive 2002/58 / EC, to exercise their right of objection by means of automated procedures in which technical specifications are used.

h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - which has legal effects on them or which significantly affects them in a similar manner, if the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the person responsible, or (2) is permissible on the basis of Union or Member State law to which the person responsible is subject, and these legal provisions take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject or (3) is made with the express consent of the data subject.

If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract between the data subject and the person responsible or (2) it is made with the express consent of the data subject, Grayrecords takes appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of to protect the affected person, which includes at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the person responsible, to express their own point of view and to contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to assert rights with regard to automated decisions, they can contact an employee of the controller at any time.

i) Right to withdraw consent under data protection law

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the person concerned wishes to assert their right to withdraw consent, they can contact an employee of the controller at any time.

7. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Facebook

The person responsible for processing 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 usually enables users to communicate with one another and to interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences, or it enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Among other things, Facebook enables users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests.

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 person responsible for processing personal data is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically activated by the respective Facebook -Component causes a representation of the corresponding Facebook component to be downloaded from Facebook. A complete overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be called up at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE. As part of this technical process, Facebook receives knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the person concerned is visiting with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned to the respective Facebook account of the person concerned by Facebook. If the person concerned activates one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the "Like" button, or if the person concerned makes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the person's personal Facebook user account and saves this personal data .

Facebook always receives information via the Facebook component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged into Facebook at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Facebook, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Facebook account before calling up our website.

The data guideline published by Facebook, which is available 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. Various applications are also available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook.


8. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

The person responsible for processing has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymization function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the gathering, collection and evaluation of data on the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data on which website a person concerned came to a website (so-called referrer), which sub-pages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a sub-page was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The person responsible for processing uses the addition "_gat._anonymizeIp" for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, the IP address of the Internet connection of the person concerned is shortened and anonymized by Google if our Internet pages are accessed from a member state of the European Union or from another signatory to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us that show the activities on our website, and to provide other services related to the use of our website.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically triggered by the respective Google Analytics component To transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google gains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which Google uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission accounting.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which access was made and the frequency of visits to our website by the person concerned. Each time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass this personal data collected through the technical process on to third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option of objecting to the collection of the data generated by Google Analytics relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google and to prevent such. To do this, the person concerned must download and install a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data or information on website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on will be considered an objection by Google. If the information technology system of the person concerned is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later point in time, the person concerned must reinstall the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the person concerned or another person who is attributable to their sphere of influence, there is the option of reinstalling or reactivating the browser add-on.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

9. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Google+

The person responsible for processing has integrated the Google+ button as a component on this website. Google+ is a so-called social network. A social network is a social meeting place operated on the Internet, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with one another and to interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences, or it enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Google+ enables users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests, among other things.

Google+ is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, which is operated by the controller and on which a Google+ button has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Google+ button to display the corresponding Google+ Download button from Google. As part of this technical process, Google receives information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned. More detailed information on Google+ is available at https://developers.google.com/+/.

If the person concerned is logged in to Google+ at the same time, Google recognizes which specific subpage of our website the person concerned is visiting with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the Google+ button and assigned by Google to the respective Google+ account of the person concerned.

If the person concerned activates one of the Google+ buttons integrated on our website and thus makes a Google+ 1 recommendation, Google assigns this information to the personal Google+ user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data. Google stores the Google +1 recommendation of the person concerned and makes it publicly available in accordance with the terms and conditions accepted by the person concerned in this regard. A Google +1 recommendation made by the person concerned on this website is subsequently stored in other Google services together with other personal data, such as the name of the Google +1 account used by the person concerned and the photo stored in it, For example, the search engine results of the Google search engine, the Google account of the person concerned or other places, for example on websites or in connection with advertisements, are stored and processed. Furthermore, Google is able to link the visit to this website with other personal data stored by Google. Google also records this personal information with the purpose of improving or optimizing the various Google services.

Via the Google+ button, Google always receives information that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to Google+ at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks the Google+ button or not.

If the person concerned does not want personal data to be transmitted to Google, they can prevent such transmission by logging out of their Google+ account before calling up our website.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. Further information from Google about the Google +1 button can be found at https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

10. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Google AdWords

The controller has integrated Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is an internet advertising service that allows advertisers to place ads in Google's search engine results as well as in the Google advertising network. Google AdWords enables an advertiser to define certain keywords in advance by means of which an advertisement is only displayed in Google's search engine results if the user calls up a keyword-relevant search result with the search engine. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed to topic-related websites using an automatic algorithm and taking into account the previously defined keywords.

The operating company for the services of Google AdWords is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of Google AdWords is to advertise our website by displaying interest-relevant advertising on the websites of third-party companies and in the search engine results of the Google search engine and by displaying third-party advertising on our website.

If a person concerned reaches our website via a Google ad, a so-called conversion cookie is stored on the information technology system of the person concerned by Google. What cookies are has already been explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and is not used to identify the person concerned. If the cookie has not yet expired, the conversion cookie is used to determine whether certain sub-pages, for example the shopping cart from an online shop system, have been accessed on our website. The conversion cookie enables both we and Google to understand whether a person concerned who came to our website via an AdWords ad generated sales, i.e. completed or canceled a purchase.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie are used by Google to compile visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are in turn used by us to determine the total number of users who were referred to us via AdWords advertisements, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective AdWords advertisement and to optimize our AdWords advertisements for the future . Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive any information from Google that could identify the person concerned.

The conversion cookie is used to store personal information, such as the websites visited by the person concerned. Each time you visit our website, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass this personal data collected through the technical process on to third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

The data subject also has the option of objecting to interest-based advertising by Google. To do this, the person concerned must call up the link www.google.de/settings/ads from each of the Internet browsers used and make the desired settings there.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

11. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Instagram

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

The operating company for Instagram services is Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which an Instagram component (Insta button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically replaced by the respective Instagram component causes a representation of the corresponding component to be downloaded from Instagram. As part of this technical process, Instagram receives information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to Instagram at the same time, Instagram recognizes which specific sub-page the person concerned is visiting with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the Instagram component and assigned to the respective Instagram account of the person concerned by Instagram. If the person concerned clicks one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transferred with it are assigned to the personal Instagram user account of the person concerned and stored and processed by Instagram.

Instagram always receives information via the Instagram component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to Instagram at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Instagram component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Instagram, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Instagram account before calling up 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/.

12. Data protection provisions on the application and use 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 people use LinkedIn in more than 200 countries. This makes LinkedIn currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

LinkedIn is operated by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible for data protection matters outside the USA.

Each time you visit our website, which is equipped with a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in), this component causes the browser used by the person concerned to download a corresponding representation of the LinkedIn component. Further information on the LinkedIn plug-ins can be found at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn gains knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the person concerned is visiting with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and assigned to the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject by LinkedIn. If the person concerned activates a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data.

LinkedIn always receives information via the LinkedIn component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the LinkedIn component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to LinkedIn, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their LinkedIn account before calling up our website.

At https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls, LinkedIn offers the option of unsubscribing from email messages, SMS messages and targeted advertisements, as well as managing advertisement settings. LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame, who can set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The applicable data protection provisions of LinkedIn are available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. The LinkedIn cookie policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

13. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Xing

The person responsible for processing has integrated components from Xing on this website. Xing is an internet-based social network that enables users to connect to existing business contacts and to establish new business contacts. The individual users can create a personal profile of themselves on Xing. For example, companies can create company profiles or publish job offers on Xing.

Xing is operated by XING SE, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Xing component (Xing plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically activated by the respective Xing Component causes a representation of the corresponding Xing component to be downloaded from Xing. Further information on the Xing plug-ins can be found at https://dev.xing.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, Xing receives knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to Xing at the same time, Xing recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the person concerned is visiting with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the Xing component and assigned to the respective Xing account of the person concerned by Xing. If the person concerned activates one of the Xing buttons integrated on our website, for example the "Share" button, Xing assigns this information to the personal Xing user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data.

Xing always receives information via the Xing component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged into Xing at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Xing component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Xing, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Xing account before calling up our website.

The data protection regulations published by Xing, which can be accessed at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provide information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Xing. Xing has also published data protection information for the XING share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

14. Legal basis for processing

Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, for example to fulfill tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, it may be necessary to process personal data in order 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 company were injured and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d GDPR are based. 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 safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the person concerned do not prevail. We are particularly permitted to carry out such processing operations because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, he took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the person concerned is a customer of the person responsible (recital 47 sentence 2 GDPR).


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

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


16. 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 deadline has expired, the relevant data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for contract fulfillment or contract initiation.


17. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of 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 explain to you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes a contract can be concluded; it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that we subsequently have to process. For example, the person concerned is obliged to provide us with personal data when our company concludes a contract with them. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract could not be concluded with the person concerned. Before the person concerned provides personal data, the person concerned must contact one of our employees. Our employee explains to the person concerned on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the failure to provide the personal data would have.

18. 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, which acts as the external data protection officer Kaufbeuren , in cooperation with the data protection lawyer Christian Solmecke.

GRAYRECORDS. All rights reserved © 2019.