Data protection

Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General notes

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our data protection declaration following this text.

Data collection on this 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. If processing is based on your consent, you have the right to revoke this consent with effect for the future. Under certain circumstances, you also have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You may also file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

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.

2. Hosting and content delivery networks (CDN)

External Hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster’s servers. This may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website accesses and other data generated by a website.

Using a hoster helps us fulfil contracts with potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR). A professional provider also ensures a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online service (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

Our hoster will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil his performance obligations and will follow our instructions with regard to this data.

Conclusion of a contract on order processing  

In order to guarantee data protection compliant processing, we have concluded a contract for order processing with our hoster.

3. 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

Those responsible for data processing on this website are:

proWiss Wissenschaftsberatung, PD Dr. Klein-Arendt und Dr. Kathage GbR Berrenrather Str. 230 50939 Cologne, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)221 16 88 99 0 Mail: info@prowiss.de

Responsible body is the natural or legal person who, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. 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 object against data collection in special cases and against direct mail (Article 21 GDPR)

IF THE DATA PROCESSING IS BASED ON ARTICLE 6(1)(E) OR (F) GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT, AT ANY TIME, TO OBJECT TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA BEING COLLECTED; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RELEVANT LEGAL BASIS FOR DATA PROCESSING CAN BE FOUND IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU OBJECT TO OUR PROCESSING YOUR DATA, WE WILL CEASE TO PROCESS ALL AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE CAN PROVIDE REASONABLE GROUNDS FOR A CONTINUED PROCESSING THAT OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR UNLESS THE PROCESSING SERVES THE ENFORCEMENT, EXERCISE OR DEFENSE OF LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION AS PER ARTICLE 21(1) GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AGAINST THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING IN SO FAR AS IT IS LINKED TO DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT ADVERTISING (OBJECTION AS PER ARTICLE 21(2) GDPR).

Right to file a complaint with competent supervisory authority

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority, either in the member state of their habitual residence, their place of work or the place of the alleged infringement. The right to file a complaint is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedies.

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.

Right to restrict processing

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice. You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in the following circumstances:

  • If you question the accuracy of the personal data we have stored on you, we generally need time to check this. For the duration of the check, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data is unlawful, you may request us to restrict the processing of your data instead of an erasure.
  • If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or establish legal claims, you have the right to request that your personal data be restricted instead of erased.
  • If you have filed an objection as per Article 21(1) GDPR, a balance must be struck between your interests and ours. As long as it is not clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data – with the exception of its storage – may only be used with your consent or for the purpose of establishing, exercising or defending legal claims or for protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for important public interest reasons by the European Union or a member state.

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.

4. Data collection on our website

Cookies

This website uses so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files and do not harm your computer. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your computer. Session cookies are automatically deleted after your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your computer until you delete them yourself or until they are automatically deleted by your web browser.

In some cases, cookies from third-party companies may also be stored on your computer when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services of the third-party company (e.g. cookies for the processing of payment services).

Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary, since certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behaviour or to display advertising.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or to provide certain functions that you have requested (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping cart function) or to optimise the website (e.g. cookies to measure the web audience) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, unless another legal basis is given. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error-free and optimised provision of his services. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the storage of the cookies in question will be carried out exclusively on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR); the consent can be revoked at any time.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies on a case-by-case basis. You can also choose to only accept cookies in certain pre-set circumstances, or generally exclude the acceptance of cookies and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

If cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you separately about this in the context of this privacy policy and, if necessary, request your consent.

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) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimisation of his website – for this purpose the server log files must be recorded.

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 consent. The processing of this data is based on Article 6(1)(b) GDPR if your request is related to the fulfilment of a contract or concerns pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of any requests we receive (Article 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on your consent (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR), provided this was obtained.

The processing of this data is based on Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, provided your enquiry is related to the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Article 6(1)(s) GDPR), provided that the inquiry was made, and / or on our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of any enquiries that are addressed to us.

The information you provide in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage becomes obsolete (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – especially retention periods – remain unaffected.

Enquiry by email, telephone or telefax

If you contact us by email, telephone or telefax, your enquiry, including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your enquiry. We will not share this data without your consent.

The processing of this data is based on Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, provided your enquiry is related to the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Article 6(1)(s) GDPR), provided that the inquiry was made, and / or on our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of any enquiries that are addressed to us.

The data sent to us by you as part of your enquiry remains with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage becomes obsolete (e.g. after your enquiry has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – especially statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.

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