Data protection and security are particularly important to us. We would therefore like to inform you at this point which of your personal data we collect when you visit our website and for what purposes it is used.
This data protection declaration informs you about the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) within our online offer and the websites, functions and content associated with it, as well as external online presences, such as our social media profiles (hereinafter collectively referred to as “online offer”).
§ 1 Responsible party and scope of application
The responsible party within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter: DSGVO) and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:
RIMAGINE MEDIA UG (limited liability)
Tel.: +49 173 53 71 449
§ 2 TERMS USED
With regard to the terms used, we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the DSGVO.
“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means. The term is broad and includes virtually any handling of data.
“Pseudonymization” means the processing of personal data in such a way 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 which ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
“Profiling” means any automated processing of personal data which consists in using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects relating to that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or change of location.
“Controller” means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.
The “processor” is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
§ 3 Types of data used
- Inventory data (e.g., names, addresses)
- Contact data (e.g., e-mail, telephone numbers)
- Content data (e.g., text entries, photographs, videos)
- Usage data (e.g., web pages visited, interest in content, access times)
- Meta/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).
§ 4 Categories of data subjects
Visitors and users of the online offer (hereinafter we also refer to the data subjects collectively as “users”).
§ 5 Purpose of the processing
– Provision of the online offer, its functions and content.
– Responding to contact requests and communicating with users
– Security measures
– Reach measurement/marketing analyses
§ 6 Individual processing operations
6.1 Provision and use of the website
6.1.1 Type and scope of data processing
When you call up and use our website, we collect the personal data that your browser automatically transmits to our server. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. When you use our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security:
- IP address of the requesting computer
- Date and time of access
- Name and URL of the file accessed
- Website from which the access is made (referrer URL)
- Browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer, as well as the name of your access provider
6.1.2 Legal basis
Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the aforementioned data processing. The processing of the aforementioned data is necessary for the provision of a website and thus serves to protect a legitimate interest of our company.
6.1.3 Storage period
As soon as the aforementioned data is no longer required to display the website, it is deleted. The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user. Further storage may take place in individual cases if required by law.
6.2 Contact form
6.2.1 Type and scope of data processing
On our website, we offer you to contact us via a provided form. As part of the process of sending your request via the contact form, reference is made to this data protection declaration in order to obtain your consent. If you make use of the contact form, the following personal data of you will be processed via it:
- E-mail address
- Telephone number, if applicable
- Company, if applicable
- Content of the message + subject
The specification of your e-mail address serves the purpose of assigning your request and to be able to answer you. When using the contact form, your personal data will not be passed on to third parties.
6.2.2 Legal basis
The data processing described above (cf. § 6.2.1) for the purpose of contacting you is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO on the basis of the declaration of consent voluntarily submitted by you in the following:
You can revoke your consent to the use of your personal data at any time with effect for the future by sending an e-mail to the e-mail address mentioned above under § 1.
6.2.3 Storage period
As soon as the inquiry you have made has been dealt with and the relevant matter has been conclusively clarified, the personal data processed by you via the contact form will be deleted, insofar as you expressly request this. Further storage may take place in individual cases if required by law.
6.3 Further contact options on our website
The following contact options are available on our website:
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Telephone: +49 173 53 71 449
6.3.1 Type and scope of data processing
Every website visitor can send his or her request to the e-mail addresses. The relevant departments will process the requests by e-mail or telephone. Our data collection is limited to the e-mail address of the e-mail account used by you to contact us, as well as to the personal data provided by you as required in the course of contacting us.
6.3.2 Legal basis
The permissibility of the data collection is based on Art. 6 (1) f) DSGVO, as there is a similar interest in contacting and communicating between you and our company as well as a legitimate company interest in processing the above-mentioned data in order to be able to process your request.
6.3.3 Storage period
The duration of the storage of the above data depends on the background of your contact.
7.1 Type and scope of data processing
Type 1: Transient cookies
Our website uses transient cookies, which are automatically deleted as soon as you close your browser. This type of cookie makes it possible to record your session ID. This makes it possible to assign various requests from your browser to a common session and enables us to recognize your terminal device during subsequent visits to the website.
Type 2: Persistent cookies
Persistent cookies are used on our website. Persistent cookies are cookies that are stored in your browser for a longer period of time and transmit information to us. The respective storage period differs depending on the cookie. You can delete persistent cookies independently via your browser settings.
These cookies are required for technical reasons so that you can visit our website and use functions offered by us. This refers, for example, to the following applications: Website Tracking.
In addition, these cookies contribute to a safe and compliant use of the website.
These cookies enable us to analyze website usage and improve the performance and functionality of our website. For example, information is collected about how our website is used by visitors, which pages are accessed most frequently, or whether error messages are displayed on certain pages.
Marketing and social media cookies
Advertising cookies (third party) allow us to show you various offers that match your interests. Through these cookies, users’ web activity can be tracked over time. You may recognize the cookies on different end devices you use.
The following third-party providers receive personal data via cookies embedded on our website:
- Google Analyics
- Adwords Conversion Tag
Furthermore, certain cookies allow us to connect to your social networks and share content from our website within your networks.
7.2 Legal basis
7.3 Storage period
As soon as the data transmitted to us via the cookies is no longer required to achieve the purposes described above, this information is deleted. Further storage may take place in individual cases if this is required by law.
7.4 Configuring the browser settings
Most browsers are preset to accept cookies by default. However, you can configure your respective browser in such a way that it only accepts certain cookies or no cookies at all. However, we would like to point out that you may no longer be able to use all the functions of our website if cookies are deactivated by your browser settings on our website. You can also delete cookies already stored in your browser via your browser settings. Furthermore, it is possible to set your browser to notify you before cookies are stored. Since the various browsers may differ in their respective functionalities, we ask you to use the respective help menu of your browser for the configuration options. If you would like to have a comprehensive overview of all third-party accesses to your Internet browser, we recommend that you install specially developed plug-ins for this purpose.
§ 8 Tracking and analysis tools
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountainview, CA 94043 USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site.
The information generated by these cookies, for example about the time, place and frequency of your use of this website, is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. When using Google Analytics, it cannot be ruled out that the cookies set by Google Analytics may also collect other personal data in addition to the IP address. Please note that Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
Google will use the information generated by cookies on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. According to Google, the IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can generally prevent cookies from being stored by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.
It cannot be ruled out that the cookies set by Google Analytics may collect further personal data in addition to the IP address. To prevent information about your use of the website from being collected by Google Analytics and transmitted to Google Analytics, you can, in addition to the above-mentioned option of deactivating tracking cookies, download and install a plugin for your browser at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
This plugin prevents information about your visit to the website from being transmitted to Google Analytics. Any other analysis is not prevented by this plugin.
To ensure the best possible protection of your personal data, Google Analytics has been extended on this website with the code “anonymizeIp”. This code causes the last 8 bits of the IP addresses to be deleted and your IP address is thus recorded anonymously (so-called IP masking). Your IP address will be shortened by Google before transmission within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and thus anonymized. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
We use the technology “Google AdWords” and specifically the included conversion tracking. Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie for conversion tracking is stored on your PC. The cookies are valid for 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages of our website when the cookie has not yet expired, Google and also we can recognize that you have clicked on a certain ad and have been redirected to this page. Google AdWords customers each receive a different cookie. Thus, it is not possible to track cookies through the websites of AdWords customers.
The data collected using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who use conversion tracking. In doing so, customers learn the number of users who clicked on their ad and were subsequently redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used to personally identify the users.
If you do not wish to participate in conversion tracking, you can prevent this by making the appropriate setting in your browser, e.g. by generally preventing the installation of cookies. You can also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to only block cookies from the web address “googleadservices.com”.
§ 9 Hyperlinks
On our website there are so-called hyperlinks to websites of other providers. When activating these hyperlinks, you will be redirected from our website directly to the website of the other provider. You will recognize this, among other things, by the change of URL. We cannot accept any responsibility for the confidential handling of your data on these third-party websites, as we have no influence on whether these companies comply with data protection regulations. Please inform yourself about the handling of your personal data by these companies directly on these websites.
§ 10 Use of Facebook social plugins
We use social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The plugins can display interaction elements or content (e.g. videos, graphics or text contributions) and are recognizable by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on blue tile, the terms “Like”, “Like” or a “thumbs up” sign) or are marked with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. You can view the list and appearance of Facebook social plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement and thereby offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).
When a user calls up a function of this online offer that contains such a plugin, his or her device establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the user’s device and integrated by the latter into the online offer. In the process, usage profiles of the users can be created from the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore inform users according to our level of knowledge.
By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the Like button or posting a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your device directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will learn and store his or her IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is stored in Germany.
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him/her via this online offer and link it to his/her membership data stored with Facebook, he/she must log out of Facebook and delete his/her cookies before using our online offer. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=your_facebook_information or via the US-American site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU-Site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are platform-independent, i.e. they are applied to all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.
§ 11 YouTube
§ 12 XING Plugin
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
When a page with integrated Xing functions is called up, a connection to the Xing servers is established. As far as we are aware, no personal data is stored in this process. IP addresses are not stored, nor is usage behavior evaluated.
§ 13 Disclosure of data
We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:
you have given your express consent to this in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DSGVO
this is legally permissible and necessary for the fulfillment of a contractual relationship with you according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO
there is a legal obligation for the transfer according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DSGVO
the disclosure is necessary according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO for the protection of legitimate business interests, as well as for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data.
§ 14 Data subject rights
The following rights arise from the DSGVO for you as a data subject of a processing of personal data:
According to Art. 15 DSGVO, you can request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, about a transfer to third countries or international organizations, and about the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details.
Pursuant to Art. 16 DSGVO, you may request the correction of incorrect data or the completion of your data stored by us without undue delay.
Pursuant to Art. 17 DSGVO, you may request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
Pursuant to Art. 18 DSGVO, you may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, we no longer need the data and you object to their deletion because you need them for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims. You also have the right under Art. 18 DSGVO if you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO.
Pursuant to Art. 20 DSGVO, you may request to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, or you may request that it be transferred to another controller.
In accordance with Art. 7 (3) DSGVO, you may revoke your consent at any time. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent for the future.
- According to Art. 77 DSGVO, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence, your place of work or our company headquarters for this purpose.
§ 15 Right of objection
When your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO, provided that there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the case of direct marketing, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying a particular situation.
§ 16 Right of revocation
Some data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. An informal communication by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
§ 17 Data security and security measures
We undertake to protect your privacy and to treat your personal data confidentially. In order to prevent manipulation, loss or misuse of your data stored with us, we take extensive technical and organizational security precautions, which are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress. This includes, among other things, the use of recognized encryption methods (SSL or TLS). However, we would like to point out that, due to the structure of the Internet, it is possible that the rules of data protection and the above-mentioned security measures are not observed by other persons or institutions not within our sphere of responsibility. In particular, data disclosed in unencrypted form – e.g. if this is done by e-mail – can be read by third parties. We have no technical influence on this. It is the user’s responsibility to protect the data he or she provides against misuse by encrypting it or in any other way.
§ 18 Deletion of data
The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in its processing in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 DSGVO. Unless expressly stated within the scope of this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations. If the data is not deleted because it is required for other and legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. I.e. the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for reasons of commercial or tax law.
According to legal requirements in Germany, data is stored for 10 years in accordance with §§ 147 para. 1 AO, 257 para. 1 nos. 1 and 4, para. 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, accounting vouchers, commercial books, documents relevant for taxation, etc.) and 6 years according to § 257 para. 1 nos. 2 and 3, para. 4 HGB (commercial letters).
According to legal requirements in Austria, storage takes place in particular for 7 years in accordance with § 132 Para. 1 BAO (accounting documents, receipts/invoices, accounts, receipts, business papers, list of income and expenses, etc.), for 22 years in connection with properties and for 10 years for documents related to electronically supplied services, telecommunications, radio and television services supplied to non-businesses in EU Member States and for which the Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS) is used.
§ 19 Cookie Consent Tool
We use the “Real Cookie Banner” consent tool to manage the cookies and similar technologies used (tracking pixels, web beacons, etc.) and the relevant consents. Details on how “Real Cookie Banner” works can be found at <a href=”https://devowl.io/de/rcb/datenverarbeitung/” rel=”noreferrer” target=”_blank”>https://devowl.io /de/rcb/datenverarbeitung/</a>.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data in this context is Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR and Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is the management of the cookies and similar technologies used and the relevant consents.
The provision of personal data is neither contractually required nor necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are not obliged to provide the personal data. If you do not provide the personal data, we cannot manage your consents.