Data Collection on our Website

Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General

The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our

website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed

information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details

can be found in the website's required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a

contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are

primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed

the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to

analyze how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the

purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or

deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further

questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with

the competent regulatory authorities.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens

primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we

will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using

certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your

personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this

privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data

with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and

what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to

security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

Clemens Metz

Schreiberstr. 12-16

79098 Freiburg

Telephone: (07 61) 21 01-210

Email: metz@swfr.de

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the

purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your

consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data

processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the

competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection

legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list

of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link:

www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract

automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you

require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent

technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of

confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an

encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the

lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about

any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has

been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact

us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of

personal data.

Opposition to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice

requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The

website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as

email spam, is received.

3. Data protection officer

Statutory data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Dr. Bettina Wegner-Reimers

Schreiberstr. 12-16

79098 Freiburg

Telephone: (07 61) 21 01-297

Email: wegner-reimers@swfr.de

4. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses.

Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that

are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your

visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible

to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a caseby-

case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to

automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete

cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish

to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The

website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service

provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior)

are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically

transmits to us in "server log files". These are:

Browser type and browser version

Operating system used

Referrer URL

Host name of the accessing computer

Time of the server request

IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a

contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

Contact form

Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including

the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share

this information without your permission.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6

(1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is

sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent

for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any

mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain

unaffected by this provision.

Registration on this website

You can register on our website in order to access additional functions offered here. The input data will

only be used for the purpose of using the respective site or service for which you have registered. The

mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise, we will reject

your registration.

To inform you about important changes such as those within the scope of our site or technical changes,

we will use the email address specified during registration.

We will process the data provided during registration only based on your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a)

DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this

request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will continue to store the data collected during registration for as long as you remain registered on our

website. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process, and use personal data only insofar as it is necessary to establish, or modify legal

relationships with us (master data). This is done based on Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the

processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract. We collect, process and

use your personal data when accessing our website (usage data) only to the extent required to enable

you to access our service or to bill you for the same.

Collected customer data shall be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business

relationship. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Data transferred when signing up for services and digital content

We transmit personally identifiable data to third parties only to the extent required to fulfill the terms of

your contract with us, for example, to banks entrusted to process your payments.

Your data will not be transmitted for any other purpose unless you have given your express permission to

do so. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties for advertising purposes without your express

consent.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a

contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

5. Analytics and advertising

Matomo (formerly Piwik)

This website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called "cookies".

These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website

by you. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored

on our server. The IP address is anonymized before it is stored.

Matomo cookies remain on your device until you delete them.

The storage of Matomo cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate

interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website will not be disclosed to third

parties. You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser.

However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of

this website.

If you do not agree with the storage and use of your data, you can disable this feature here. In this case,

an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser to prevent Matomo from storing your usage data. If you

delete your cookies, this will mean that the opt-out cookie will also be deleted. You will then need to

reactivate it when you return to our site if you wish your activity not to be tracked.

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Google reCAPTCHA

We use "Google reCAPTCHA" (hereinafter "reCAPTCHA") on our websites. This service is provided by

Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").

reCAPTCHA is used to check whether the data entered on our website (such as on a contact form) has

been entered by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of

the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the

website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP

address, how long the visitor has been on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data

collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses take place completely in the background. Website visitors are not advised that

such an analysis is taking place.

Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in

protecting its site from abusive automated crawling and spam.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy policy, please visit the following

links: www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and

www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

6. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that

allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this

newsletter. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data

to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)

(a) DSGVO. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use

for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The data

processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you

cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g.

email addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.

CleverReach

This website uses CleverReach to send newsletters. The supplier is CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG,

Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede. CleverReach is a service which organizes and analyzes the distribution of

newsletters. The data you provide (e.g. your email address) to subscribe to our newsletter will be stored

on CleverReach servers in Germany.

Sending our newsletters with CleverReach enables us to analyze the behavior of newsletter recipients.

Among other things, we can find out how many recipients have opened the email containing the

newsletter and how often various links contained therein are clicked. With the help of conversion tracking,

we can also analyze whether a predefined action (such as the purchase of a product on our website)

takes place after clicking on the link in the newsletter. For more information on how data is analyzed by

CleverReach, please visit www.cleverreach.com/de/funktionen/reporting-und-tracking/.

Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time by

unsubscribing to the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally

processed.

If you do not want your usage of the newsletter to be analyzed by CleverReach, you will have to

unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a link in every newsletter we send. You can

also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.

The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you

cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted from our servers and those of CleverReach. Data

we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remains unaffected.

For more information, see the privacy policy of CleverReach at

www.cleverreach.com/de/datenschutz/.

Completion of an outsourced data processing contract

We have entered into an agreement with CleverReach for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully

implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using CleverReach.

 

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