I. Name and address of the responsible person
The responsible party within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:
Hörder Hafenstraße 11
Tel.: +49 (0)231 / 187515 60
Website: www. catkin.eu
II. Name and address of the data protection officer
The data protection officer of the controller is:
Frau Nicole Fedder
(FYNE Consulting GmbH)
49809 Lingen (Ems)
III. General information on data processing
1. Scope and purpose of the processing of personal data
As a matter of principle, we process personal data of our users only insofar as this is necessary for the provision of a functional website as well as our content and services. The processing of personal data of our users is regularly only carried out after the consent of the user (e.g. through the use of a cookie banner). An exception applies in those cases where obtaining prior consent is not possible for factual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by legal regulations.
2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing operations of personal data, Art. 6 (1) lit. a DS-GVO 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, Art. 6 (1) (b) DS-GVO serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures.
Insofar as processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfillment of a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 (1) lit. c DS-GVO serves as the legal basis.
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make processing of personal data necessary, Art. 6 (1) (d) DS-GVO serves as the legal basis.
If the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not override the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 (1) f DS-GVO serves as the legal basis for the processing.
3. Data deletion and storage period
The personal data of the data subject shall be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Storage may 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 controller is subject. Data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or performance of a contract.
4. Data transfer to third parties, processors and joint controllers
We only transfer personal data if the transfer is lawful under the applicable data protection laws. This may be the case, for example, if we are required by law to transfer data to (investigative) authorities. However, a transfer may also be considered if we transfer personal data to processors or share them with joint controllers.
If it is possible or even required by law, every data transfer is recorded in writing and regulated by clearly defined rights and obligations. This means, for example, that we enter into contracts with our processors to help protect your personal data.
If a data transfer takes place, you will be informed accordingly.
IV. Provision of the website and creation of log files
1. Description and scope of data processing
Each time our website is accessed, our system (and possibly also the system of our hosting provider) automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer.
As a rule, the following data is collected:
- Information about the browser type and version used
- The operating system of the user
- The Internet service provider of the user
- The IP address of the user
- Date and time of access
- Websites from which the user’s system accesses our website
- Websites that are called up by the user’s system via our website
The data is also stored in the log files of our system. Not affected by this are the IP addresses of the user or other data that allow the data to be assigned to a user. A storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.
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 DS-GVO.
3. Purpose of data processing
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.
The storage in log files is done 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.
These purposes are also our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.
4. Duration of storage
The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.
In the case of storage of data in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. The reason for the storage are various security reasons (e.g. for the investigation of crimes) – for this reason, a storage beyond this is possible. In the case of other storage of the data, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.
5. Possibility of objection and removal
The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is mandatory for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.
- a) Description and scope of data processing
- b) Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.
Purpose of data processing
The user data collected through technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.
In these purposes also lies our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO and for analysis purposes according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO.
- e) Duration of storage, possibility of objection and elimination
The transmission of Flash cookies cannot be prevented via the browser settings, but by changing the Flash Player setting.
VI. Cookies for analysis purposes (online marketing)
We process personal data for online marketing purposes, which may include, in particular, the marketing of advertising space or display of promotional and other content (collectively, “content”) based on potential user interests and the measurement of its effectiveness.
For these purposes, so-called user profiles are created and stored in a file (so-called “cookie”) or similar procedures are used, by means of which the information about the user relevant to the presentation of the aforementioned content is stored. This information may include, for example, content viewed, websites visited, online networks used, but also communication partners and technical information such as the browser used, the computer system used and information on usage times. If users have consented to the collection of their location data, this may also be processed.
The IP addresses of users are also stored. However, we use available IP masking procedures (i.e., pseudonymization by shortening the IP address) to protect users. In general, no clear data of the users (such as e-mail addresses or names) are stored in the context of the online marketing process, but pseudonyms. This means that we, as well as the providers of the online marketing procedures, do not know the actual identity of the users, but only the information stored in their profiles.
The information in the profiles is usually stored in the cookies or by means of similar procedures. These cookies can later generally be read on other websites that use the same online marketing procedure and analyzed for the purpose of displaying content as well as supplemented with further data and stored on the server of the online marketing procedure provider.
Exceptionally, clear data can be assigned to the profiles. This is the case if, for example, the users are members of a social network whose online marketing procedure we use and the network links the users’ profiles with the aforementioned data. We ask to note that users may make additional arrangements with the providers, e.g. by giving consent as part of the registration process.
In principle, we only receive access to summarized information about the success of our advertisements. However, in the context of so-called conversion measurements, we can check which of our online marketing processes have led to a so-called conversion, i.e., for example, to a conclusion of a contract with us. The conversion measurement is used solely to analyze the success of our marketing measures.
Unless otherwise stated, we ask you to assume that cookies used will be stored for a period of two years.
- Types of data processed:Usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
- Affected persons:Users (e.g., website visitors, users of online services).
- Purposes of processing:Marketing, profiles with user-related information (creating user profiles), conversion measurement (measuring the effectiveness of marketing measures).
- Safety measures:IP masking (pseudonymization of the IP address).
- Legal basis:Consent (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a. DSGVO), Legitimate Interests (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f. DSGVO).
- Possibility of objection (opt-out):We refer to the data protection notices of the respective providers and the objection options (so-called “opt-out”) given for the providers. If no explicit opt-out option has been specified, it is possible to disable cookies in the settings of your browser. However, this may restrict functions of our online offer. We therefore recommend the following additional opt-out options, which are offered in summary for the respective areas: a) Europe: https://www.youronlinechoices.eu. b) Canada: https://www.youradchoices.ca/choices. c) USA: https://www.aboutads.info/choices. d) Cross-area: https://optout.aboutads.info.
Services used and service providers:
- Lead-Generation-Service:“We use the lead generation service of Leadinfo B.V., Rotterdam, Netherlands. This recognizes visits by companies to our website on the basis of IP addresses and shows us publicly available information for this purpose, such as company names or addresses. In addition, Leadinfo sets two first-party cookies to evaluate user behavior on our website and processes domains from form entries (e.g. “leadinfo.com”) to correlate IP addresses with companies and improve the services. For more information, please visit www.leadinfo.com. On this page: www.leadinfo.com/en/opt-out you have an opt-out option. If you opt-out, your information will no longer be collected by Leadinfo.“
Whenever contact is made with us (e.g. by contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the user’s details are used to process the specific contact request and its handling pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. b. (in the context of contractual/pre-contractual relations), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. (other requests) DS-GVO processed. Furthermore, we point out that the information may be stored in a computer/software system (e.g. in a “CRM system”). The reason for the storage in a computer/software system is the objective of optimizing and accelerating our processes (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO).
We delete the data as soon as it is no longer necessary. The necessity check in a two-year rhythm (the necessity of storage may also be given by legal requirements).
VIII. Contact form and e-mail contact
1. Description and scope of data processing
A contact form is available on our website, which can be used for electronic contact. If a user takes advantage of this option, the data entered in the input mask is transmitted to us and stored. These data are:
- Email address
- Your message to us
- Name (optional)
- Phone number (optional)
- Company (optional)
At the time of sending the message, the following data may also be stored:
- The IP address of the user
- Date and time of registration
Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the e-mail address provided. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be stored.
In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation.
2. Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1) lit. a DS-GVO if the user has given his consent.
The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DS-GVO. If the e-mail contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DS-GVO.
3. Purpose of data processing
The processing of personal data from the input mask serves us solely to process the contact. In the case of contact by e-mail, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in processing the data.
The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.
4. Duration of storage
The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it is clear from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified.
The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.
5. Possibility of objection and removal
The user has the possibility to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued.
The revocation of consent must be sent to us in writing (our contact details can be found above – name and address of the person responsible.
All personal data stored in the course of contacting us will be deleted in this case.
IX. Web analytics through Google Analytics
For the purpose of demand-oriented design and continuous optimization of our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”). Google provides guarantees to comply with the European data protection regulations
In this context, pseudonymized usage profiles are created on our behalf and cookies (see below) are used. The information generated by a cookie about your use of this website, such as
- Browser type/version,
- Operating system used,
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to the use of the website and the Internet for the purposes of market research and demand-oriented design of these Internet pages. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on our behalf. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other Google data. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).
In principle, the use of Google Analytics requires your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a DS-GVO. You will be informed of this when you access our site (cookie banner).
You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https:// tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).
As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be set, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.
In any case, the personal data will be deleted or anonymized after 14 months.
X. Google Search Console
1. Scope of the processing of personal data
For the purpose of continuous optimization of the Google ranking of our website, we use Google Search Console, a web analytics service provided by Google.
Through Google Search Console, we can perform search analyses, which give us information about how often our website appears in the Google search results. So we can. We monitor and manage our website in the Schindex.
In the context of the use of Google Search Console, no personally identifiable user or tracking data is processed or transmitted to Google.
XI. Use of Google Maps
We use Google Maps on our website to display geographical information pictorially. When using Google Maps, your personal data, in particular the IP address and location data, are transmitted to Google to obtain information about your use of the function. This usually does not happen without your consent (usually within the settings of your mobile devices).
For more information, visit https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.
The legal basis for the use of Google Maps is our legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO) to make our website comfortable, interesting and user-friendly.
XII. Lead Generation Service
“We use the lead generation service of Leadinfo B.V., Rotterdam, Netherlands. This recognizes visits by companies to our website based on IP addresses and shows us publicly available information for this purpose, such as company names or addresses. In addition, Leadinfo sets two first-party cookies to evaluate user behavior on our website and processes domains from form entries (e.g., “leadinfo.com”) to correlate IP addresses with companies and improve the services.
For more information, visit www.leadinfo.com. On this page: www.leadinfo.com/en/opt-out you have an opt-out option. In case of an opt-out, your data will no longer be collected by Leadinfo.“
Based on our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DS-GVO, social media plugins from Facebook are used on our website to make their use more personal. For this purpose, we use the “LIKE” or “SHARE” button. This is an offer from Facebook.
Facebook has taken technical and organizational measures to ensure the rights of data subjects and the protection of personal data.
When you call up a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with Facebook’s servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser, which then integrates it into the website.
By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not currently logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there.
If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can directly assign your visit to our website to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the “LIKE” or “SHARE” button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on Facebook and displayed to your Facebook friends.
Facebook may use this information for the purposes of advertising, market research and demand-oriented design of the Facebook pages. For this purpose, Facebook creates usage, interest and relationship profiles, e.g. to evaluate your use of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed to you on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website and to provide other services associated with the use of Facebook.
If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected via our website to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him or her via this online offer and link it to his or her membership data stored with Facebook, he or she must log out of Facebook and delete his or 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=ads 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.
XIV. Social Media & Plugins
Based on our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DS-GVO, social media plugins from various manufacturers are used on our website to make their use more personal. For this purpose, we use e.g. “LIKE” or “SHARE” buttons.
All social media platforms have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure the rights of data subjects and the protection of personal data.
When you call up a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of the platform. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly to your browser by the respective provider and integrated into the website by the browser.
By integrating the plugins, the platform operator receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a user account with the provider or are not currently logged in. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a server of the provider (e.g. in the USA) and stored there.
If you are logged in to the social media platform, the provider can directly assign the visit to our website to your user account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the “LIKE” or “SHARE” button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a server of the provider and stored there. The information is also published on the respective platform and displayed to your social media contacts.
The platform operator may use this information for the purpose of advertising, market research and demand-oriented design of the platform. For this purpose, usage, interest and relationship profiles are created, e.g. to evaluate your use of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed to you on the platform, to inform other platform users about your activities on our website and to provide other services associated with the use of the platform.
If you do not want the platform operator to assign the data collected via our website to your user account, you must log out of the platform before visiting our website.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the provider, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, can be found in the privacy notices of the respective providers:
Opt-out: Settings for advertisements: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads; Additional notes on data protection: Agreement on joint processing of personal data on Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum, Privacy notice for Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data.
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him or her via this online offering and link it to his or her membership data stored on Facebook, he or she must log out of Facebook and delete his or her cookies before using our online offering.
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=ads 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.
XV. Embedded content, functions & plugins
Offers from other providers are linked to our website. This means that they are made available by the servers of the respective providers. The use of the content of other providers makes it necessary that the IP address of the user is processed by the respective provider when using this content, as a display or use of the content is not possible.
Furthermore, it is possible that the respective providers use so-called “pixel tags”. This is information that provides information about visitor traffic and can be processed for purposes of optimizing the online offering. As a rule, this always involves pseudonymized data.
If your consent is requested for the purpose of using the offers of third parties, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO. If no consent is requested, the legal basis is our legitimate interest (optimization of the website, user-friendliness, etc.) according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.
XVI. Online conference tools, video meeting tools
In order to be able to ensure a smooth communication exchange, we use various online conference tools or video conference tools. This means that when you use the service, your personal data will be processed by other data controllers and therefore the processing of your personal data is not within our control.
The use of the video conferencing or online conferencing tools is voluntary and based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a DS-GVO.
You can find further information on data protection law on the websites of the individual providers listed below.
- Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way – Redmond, WA 98052-6399 USA; Privacy information: https://www.microsoft.com/de-de/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/security and https://docs.microsoft.com/de-de/microsoftteams/security-compliance-overview
XVII. Adobe Typekit
On our website, we embed the fonts (“Typekit”) of the provider Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland.
Adobe guarantees to comply with the data protection level of the European data protection standards
XVIII. Google Fonts
On our website, we integrate the fonts (“Google Fonts”) of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
You can access the opt-out process at https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
XIX. Google reCAPTCHA
For data security reasons when submitting forms, we use the Google service reCAPTCHA. The service is used to distinguish whether an input is made by a natural person or improperly by machine and automated processing. The service requires the sending of the IP address and possible further data required by Google for the service reCAPTCHA. For the service, we refer to the deviating data protection regulations of Google Inc. For more information on the data protection guidelines of Google Inc. see
XX. Rights of the data subject
If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the controller:
1. Right of information
You may request confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning you are being processed by us.
If such processing is taking place, you can request the following information from the controller:
(1) the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
(2) the categories of personal data which are processed;
(3) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or will be disclosed;
(4) the planned duration of the storage of the personal data concerning you or, if concrete information on this is not possible, criteria for the determination of the storage duration;
(5) the existence of a right to rectify or erase personal data concerning you, a right to restrict processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
(6) the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
(7) any 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, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the 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.
You have the right to request information about whether the personal data concerning you is transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you may request to be informed about the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 DS-GVO in connection with the transfer.
2. Right to rectification
You have a right to rectification and/or completion vis-à-vis the controller, insofar as the processed personal data concerning you are inaccurate or incomplete. The controller shall carry out the rectification without undue delay.
3. Right to restriction of processing
You may request the restriction of the processing of personal data concerning you under the following conditions:
(1) if you contest the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
(2) the processing is unlawful and you object to the erasure of the personal data and request instead the restriction of the use of the personal data;
(3) the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims, or
(4) if you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DS-GVO and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override your grounds.
Where the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data may be processed, with the exception of storage, only 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 of the Union or a Member State.
If the restriction of processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted.
4. Right to deletion
a) Obligation to delete
You may request the controller to delete the personal data concerning you without undue delay, and the controller shall be obliged to delete such data without undue delay, 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 pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a or Art. 9 (2) a DS-GVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
(3) You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DS-GVO and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) DS-GVO.
(4) The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.
(5) The deletion of the personal data concerning you is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
(6) The personal data concerning you was collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 (1) DS-GVO.
b) Information to third parties
If the controller has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged to erase it pursuant to Article 17(1) of the GDPR, it shall take reasonable measures, including technical measures, to inform data controllers processing the personal data that you, as the data subject, have requested erasure of all links to or copies or replications of such personal data, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation.
The right to erasure does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary to
(1) on the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information;
(2) for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject, or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
(3) for reasons of public interest in the area of public health pursuant to Art. 9(2)(h) and (i) and Art. 9(3) DS-GVO;
(4) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, insofar as the right referred to in section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the achievement of the purposes of such processing, or
(5) for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
5. Right to information
If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing against the controller, the controller is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you has been disclosed of this rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
You have the right against the controller to be informed about these recipients.
6. Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided that
(1) the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a DS-GVO or Art. 9 (2) a DS-GVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) b DS-GVO and
(2) the processing is carried out with the aid of automated procedures.
In exercising this right, you also have the right to have the personal data concerning you transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this.
The right to data portability does not apply to processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
7. Right of objection
You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) DS-GVO; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The controller shall no longer process the personal data concerning you unless it can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
If the personal data concerning you is processed for the purposes of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purposes of such marketing; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing.
If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes.
You have the possibility, in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to exercise your right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
8. Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law
You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the 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 produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision
(1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the responsible person,
(2) is permitted by legislation of the Union or the Member States to which the controller is subject and that legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, or
(3) is done with your explicit consent.
However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Article 9(1) of the GDPR, unless Article 9(2)(a) or (g) of the GDPR applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.
With regard to the cases mentioned in (1) and (3), the controller shall take reasonable steps to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, which include, at a minimum, the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest 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 residence, workplace or the place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.
The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 of the GDPR.