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Data protection

I. Name and address of the person responsible

The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

VFZ Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Managing director: Stefan Lauer
Hengsener Str.8a
D – 44309 Dortmund
Germany

Tel .: +49 (0) 231-925055-50 / Fax: +49 (0) 231-925055-59
Email: info@vfz-verlag.de

II Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the person responsible is acc. Art. 39 GDPR and Section 7 BDSG (new):

Internet expert Sven Oliver Rüsche

Online agency Rüsche
c / o ARKM
Bunsenstrasse 5
D – 51647 Gummersbach
Germany

Tel .: +49 (0) 2261-9989-241 / Fax: +49 (0) 2261-9989-889
Email: datenschutz@sor.de

Website: https://www.sor.de/datenschutzbeauftragter/vfz-verlag-gmbh-co-kg-dortmund/

 

III General information on data processing

1. Scope of processing of personal data

In principle, we only process personal data of our users insofar as this is necessary to provide a functional website and our content and services. The processing of personal data of our users takes place regularly only with the consent of the user. An exception applies in those cases in which prior consent cannot be obtained for practical reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

2. Legal basis for processing personal data

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.

When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR as the legal basis.

In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR as the legal basis.

If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the person concerned do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR as the legal basis for processing.

3. Data deletion and storage duration

The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. Storage can also take place if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the person responsible is subject. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data in order to conclude or fulfill a contract.

IV. Provision of the website and creation of log files

1. Description and scope of data processing

Each time you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.

The following data is collected:

Information about the browser type and the version used
The user’s operating system
The user’s internet service provider
The user’s IP address
Date and time of access
Websites from which the user’s system reached our website
Websites that are accessed by the user’s system via our website
Various metadata (protocol version, amount of data sent, server port, service name)

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and the log files is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The storage in log files takes place in order to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, we use the data to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

Our legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR.

4. Duration of storage

If the data is stored in log files, this is the case after 31 days at the latest. In this case the IP addresses of the users will be deleted.

Opposition and removal option

The collection of the data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. There is consequently no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

V. Use of cookies

a) Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the internet browser or by the internet browser on the user’s computer system. When a user calls up a website, a cookie can be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be clearly identified when the website is accessed again.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can also be identified after changing pages.

We also use cookies on our website that enable an analysis of the surfing behavior of the users.

In this way, the following data can be transmitted:

Entered search terms
Frequency of page views
Use of website functions
Session cookie (will be deleted after the browser session)

When you visit our website, an information banner informs you about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and refers you to this data protection declaration. In this context, there is also an indication of how the storage of cookies can be prevented in the browser settings.

b) Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing personal data using technically necessary cookies is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes is Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR.

c) Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For this it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after changing pages.

We need cookies for the following applications:

Acceptance of language settings
Remember the login status

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.

The analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. The analysis cookies tell us how the website is used and so we can continuously optimize our offer.

Our legitimate interest in processing personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR.

e) Duration of storage, possibility of objection and removal

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted to our website from there. As a user, you therefore have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it is possible that not all functions of the website can be used to their full extent.

VI. Newsletter

1. Description and scope of data processing

You can subscribe to a free newsletter on our website. When registering for the newsletter, the data from the input mask is transmitted to us.

In addition, the following data is collected when you register:

IP address of the calling computer
Date and time of registration

Your consent is obtained for the processing of the data during the registration process and reference is made to this data protection declaration.

In connection with data processing for sending newsletters, the data is not passed on to third parties. The data will only be used to send the newsletter.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data after the user has registered for the newsletter is Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The collection of the user’s email address is used to deliver the newsletter.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. The user’s email address is therefore stored as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.

5. Opposition and removal option

The user concerned can cancel the subscription to the newsletter at any time. For this purpose, there is a corresponding unsubscribe link in every newsletter.

This also enables you to revoke your consent to the storage of the personal data collected during the registration process.

VII. Registration

1. Description and scope of data processing

On our website we offer users the opportunity to register by providing personal data. The data is entered in an input mask and transmitted to us and stored. A transfer of data to third parties does not take place. The following data is collected during the registration process:

Username (if desired a pseudonym)
Mailing address
Phone number
The email address
A password that is stored in encrypted form

At the time of registration, the following data is also stored:

Date and time of registration

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing the data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

If the registration serves to fulfill a contract to which the user is a party or to carry out pre-contractual measures, the additional legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

A registration of the user is necessary for the availability of certain content and services on our website.

Registration of the user may be required to fulfill a contract with the user or to carry out pre-contractual measures.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected.

5. Opposition and removal option

As a user, you can cancel your registration at any time. You can have the data stored about you changed at any time. Use the respective unsubscribe link for this, or write an informal email to the person responsible (according to § I).

VIII. Contact form and email contact

1. Description and scope of data processing

Contact forms may be available on our website that can be used to contact us electronically. If a user makes use of this option, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and saved. These data are usually (but can also vary slightly):

Your name
your email
Mailing address
Phone number
Subject
Your message (text message addressed to us)

Your consent is obtained for the processing of the data during the sending process and reference is made to this data protection declaration.

Alternatively, you can contact us using the email address provided. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted with the email will be saved.

In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data will only be used to process the conversation.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing the data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

The legal basis for the processing of the data that is transmitted in the course of sending an email is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If the aim of the email contact is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

We only process the personal data from the input mask to process the contact. If you contact us by e-mail, there is also the necessary legitimate interest in processing the data.

The other personal data processed during the sending process are used to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those that were sent by email, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is over when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified.

The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

5. Opposition and removal option

The user has the option of revoking his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by email, they can object to the storage of their personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued.

In this case, all personal data that was stored in the course of making contact will be deleted.

IX. Web analysis by Google Analytics

1. Scope of processing of personal data

We use the web analysis service “Google Analytics” on our website. This is a service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). To analyze the surfing behavior of our users. Google places a cookie on the user’s computer (see above for cookies). If individual pages of our website are called up, the following data is stored:

Two bytes of the IP address of the calling system of the user
The accessed website
The website from which the user came to the accessed website (referrer)
The subpages that are accessed from the accessed website
The time spent on the website
The frequency with which the website is accessed

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with other services related to the use of this online offer and the internet. In doing so, pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.

We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the user is shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser will not be merged with other Google data.

2. Legal basis for processing personal data

The legal basis for processing users’ personal data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The processing of the personal data of the users enables us to analyze the surfing behavior of our users. By evaluating the data obtained, we are able to compile information about the use of the individual components of our website. This helps us to continuously improve our website and its user-friendliness. Our legitimate interest in processing the data in accordance with Art.

6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. By anonymizing the IP address, the interests of users in protecting their personal data are sufficiently taken into account.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for our recording purposes.

In our case, this is the case after 14 months.

5. Opposition and removal option

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted to our website from there. As a user, you therefore have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it is possible that not all functions of the website can be used to their full extent.

Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; Users can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to their use of the online offer and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http: // tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

X. rights of the data subject

If your personal data is processed, you are the person concerned within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the person responsible:

1. Right to information

You can request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed by us.

If such processing has taken place, you can request the following information from the person responsible:

(1) the purposes for which the personal data are processed;

(2) the categories of personal data that are processed;

(3) the recipients or the categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed or are still being disclosed

(4) the planned duration of the storage of your personal data or, if specific information is not available, criteria for determining the storage duration;

(5) the existence of a right to correction or deletion of your personal data, a right to restrict processing by the person responsible or a right to object to this processing;

(6) the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;

(7) all available information on the origin of the data if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;

(8) The existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 Paragraphs 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 person concerned.

You have the right to request information about whether your personal data is being transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you can request to be informed about the appropriate guarantees in accordance with. Art. 46 GDPR to be informed in connection with the transfer.

2. Right to rectification

You have a right to correction and / or completion vis-à-vis the person responsible if the processed personal data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The person responsible must make the correction immediately.

3. Right to restriction of processing

You can request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under the following conditions:

(1) if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time that enables the person responsible to verify the accuracy of the personal data;

(2) the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request that the use of the personal data be restricted;

(3) the person responsible no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or

(4) if you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, this data – apart from its storage – may only be used 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 or for reasons of important public interest processed by the Union or a Member State.

Has the processing been restricted according to the o.g. Restricted requirements, you will be informed by the person responsible before the restriction is lifted.

4. Right to cancellation

a) Obligation to delete

You can request the person responsible to delete the personal data relating to you immediately, and the person responsible is obliged to delete this data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:

(1) The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

(2) You revoke your consent on which the processing was based in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. a GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

(3) According to 21 para. 1 GDPR objection to the processing and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or you object acc. Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR objection to the processing.

(4) The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.

(5) The deletion of your 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.

(6) The personal data relating to you were collected in relation to the information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 Paragraph 1 GDPR.

b) Information to third parties

If the person responsible has made the personal data concerning you public and is acc. According to Art. 17 Para. 1 GDPR, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform those responsible for data processing who process the personal data that you are the data subject Person have requested that you delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data.

c) Exceptions

The right to deletion does not exist if processing is necessary

(1) to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;

(2) To fulfill a legal obligation that requires processing under the law of the Union or of the member states to which the person responsible is subject, or to perform a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority that is transferred to the person responsible has been;

(3) for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. h and i as well as Art. 9 Para. 3 GDPR;

(4) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes acc. Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, insofar as the right mentioned under section a) is likely to make the realization of the objectives of this processing impossible or seriously impair it, or

(5) for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

5. Right to be informed

If you have asserted the right to correction, deletion or restriction of processing against the person responsible, the person responsible is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing, unless this turns out to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

You have the right to be informed about these recipients by the person responsible.

6. Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to the person responsible, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another person in charge without hindrance from the person in charge to whom the personal data was provided, provided that

(1) the processing is based on consent in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract according to. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR is based and

(2) the processing is carried out using automated procedures.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly from one person responsible to another, insofar as this is technically feasible. This must not impair the freedoms and rights of other people.

The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data that is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or takes place in the exercise of official authority that has been transferred to the person responsible.

7. Right to Object

You have the right, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data, which is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. e or f DSGVO takes place to object; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The person responsible will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless he can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If the personal data concerning you are processed in order to operate direct mail, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected to such direct advertising.

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data relating to you will no longer be processed for these purposes.

Regardless of Directive 2002/58 / EC, you have the option, in connection with the use of information society services, to exercise your right of objection by means of automated processes that use technical specifications.

8. Right to revoke 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. Revoking your consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent up to the point of revocation.

9. Automated decision in individual cases including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which has legal effects on you or which significantly affects you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision

(1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the person responsible,

(2) is permissible on the basis of legal provisions of the Union or the member states to which the person responsible is subject and these legal provisions contain appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests or

(3) takes place with your express consent.

However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data according to Art. 9 Para. 1 GDPR, unless Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. a or g GDPR applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.

With regard to the cases mentioned in (1) and (3), the person responsible shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain intervention by a person on the part of the person responsible, to express their own point of view and heard on contesting the decision.

10. Right to complain to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data is against violates the GDPR.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint was submitted informs the complainant about the status and the results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy according to Art. 78 GDPR.

11. Further development of this data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is adjusted and further developed at irregular intervals in line with the development of data protection and security technology. We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration if necessary so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply to your next visit.