1) Infor­ma­tion on the Collec­tion of Personal Data and Contact Details of the Controller

1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. On the following pages, we inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be perso­nally identi­fied.

1.2 The controller in charge of data proces­sing on this website, within the meaning of the General Data Protec­tion Regula­tion (GDPR), is Dr. Graband & Partner GmbH, Efeuweg 9, 38104 Brunswick, Germany, Phone.: +49 531 27383 – 0, Fax: +49 531 27383 – 99, e‑mail: info@graband.de. The controller in charge of the proces­sing of personal data is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others deter­mines the purposes and means of the proces­sing of personal data.

1.3 The controller has designated a data protec­tion officer for this website. He can be reached as follows: “Thomas Lemm, Efeuweg 9, 38104 Braun­schweig, +49 531 273 83 0, datenschutz@graband.de”

2) Data Collec­tion When You Visit Our Website

2.1 When using our website for infor­ma­tion only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with infor­ma­tion, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called “server log files”). When you visit our website, we collect the following data that is techni­cally necessary for us to display the website to you:

  • Our visited website
  • Date and time at the moment of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you came to the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used (if appli­cable: in anony­mized form)

Data proces­sing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR on the basis of our legiti­mate interest in improving the stability and function­a­lity of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files subse­quently, if there are any concrete indica­tions of illegal use.

2.2 This website uses SSL or TLS encryp­tion for security reasons and to protect the trans­mis­sion of personal data and other confi­den­tial content (e.g. orders or inquiries to the controller). You can recognize an encrypted connec­tion by the character string https:// and the lock symbol in your browser line.

3) Cookies

In order to make your visit to our website more attrac­tive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use cookies, i.e. small text files that are stored on your end device. In some cases, these cookies are automa­ti­cally deleted again after the browser is closed (so-called “session cookies”), in other cases, these cookies remain on your end device for longer and allow page settings to be saved (so-called “persis­tent cookies”). In the latter case, you can find the duration of the storage in the overview of the cookie settings of your web browser.

If personal data is also processed by indivi­dual cookies set by us, the proces­sing is carried out either in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR for the perfor­mance of the contract, in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR in the case of consent given or in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR to safeguard our legiti­mate interests in the best possible function­a­lity of the website as well as a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visit.

You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and you can decide indivi­du­ally about their accep­tance or exclude the accep­tance of cookies for certain cases or in general.

Please note that the function­a­lity of our website may be limited if cookies are not accepted.

4) Contac­ting Us

4.1 WhatsApp Business

We offer visitors to our website the oppor­tu­nity to contact us via the WhatsApp news service of WhatsApp Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. For this purpose we use the so-called “Business Version” of WhatsApp.

If you contact us via WhatsApp in connec­tion with a specific business transac­tion (e.g. an order placed), we will store and use the mobile telephone number you use at WhatsApp and – if provided – your first name and surname in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. GDPR to process and answer your request. On the basis of the same legal basis, we will ask you via WhatsApp to provide further data (order number, customer number, address or e‑mail address), if necessary, in order to be able to allocate your enquiry to a specific transac­tion.

If you use our WhatsApp contact for general enquiries (e.g. about the range of services, availa­bi­lity or our website), we will store and use the mobile phone number you use at WhatsApp and – if provided – your first and last name in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of our justified interest in the efficient and prompt provision of the requested infor­ma­tion.

Your data will always be used only to answer your request via WhatsApp. Your data will not be passed on to third parties.

Please note that WhatsApp Business gains access to the address book of the mobile device we use for this purpose and automa­ti­cally transfers telephone numbers stored in the address book to a server of the parent company Meta Platforms Inc. in the USA. To operate our WhatsApp Business account, we use a mobile device whose address book stores only the WhatsApp contact data of those users who have also contacted us via WhatsApp.

This ensures that each person whose WhatsApp contact data is stored in our address book has already consented to the trans­mis­sion of his WhatsApp telephone number from the address books of his chat contacts in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR when using the app on his device for the first time by accepting the WhatsApp terms of use. The trans­mis­sion of data of such users who do not use WhatsApp and/or have not contacted us via WhatsApp is therefore excluded.

For the purpose and scope of data collec­tion and the further proces­sing and use of data by WhatsApp, as well as your rights and setting options for protec­ting your privacy, please refer to WhatsApp’s data protec­tion infor­ma­tion: https://www.whatsapp.com/legal/?eea=1#privacy-policy

In the course of the above-mentioned proces­sing, data may be trans­ferred to servers of Meta Platforms Inc. in the USA.

For data transfers to the USA, the provider parti­ci­pates in the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which ensures compli­ance with the European level of data protec­tion on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commis­sion.

4.2 When you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e‑mail), personal data is collected. Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respec­tive contact form. This data is stored and used exclu­si­vely for the purpose of respon­ding to your request or for estab­li­shing contact and for the associated technical adminis­tra­tion.

The legal basis for proces­sing data is our legiti­mate interest in respon­ding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. If your contact is aimed at conclu­ding a contract, the additional legal basis for the proces­sing is Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. Your data will be deleted after final proces­sing of your enquiry; this is the case if it can be inferred from the circum­s­tances that the facts in question have been finally clarified, provided there are no legal storage obliga­tions to the contrary.

5) Web Analysis Services

5.1 Google Analytics 4

This website uses Google Analytics 4, a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”), which can be used to analyze the use of websites.

When using Google Analytics 4, so-called “cookies” are used as standard. Cookies are text files that are stored on your terminal device and enable an analysis of your use of a website. The infor­ma­tion collected by cookies about your use of the website (including the IP address trans­mitted by your terminal device, shortened by the last digits, see below) is usually trans­mitted to a Google server and stored and processed there. This may also result in the trans­mis­sion of infor­ma­tion to the servers of Google LLC, a company based in the USA, where the infor­ma­tion is further processed.

When using Google Analytics 4, the IP address trans­mitted by your terminal device when you use the website is always collected and processed by default and automa­ti­cally only in an anony­mized manner, so that a direct personal reference of the collected infor­ma­tion is excluded. This automatic anony­miza­tion is carried out by shortening the IP address trans­mitted by your terminal device by Google within member states of the European Union (EU) or other contrac­ting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA) by the last digits.

On our behalf, Google uses this and other infor­ma­tion to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports (reports) on your website activi­ties or your usage behavior and to provide us with other services related to your website usage and internet usage. In this context, the IP address trans­mitted and shortened by your terminal device within the scope of Google Analytics 4 will not be merged with other data from Google. The data collected in the context of the use of Google Analytics 4 will be retained for 2 months and then deleted.

Google Analytics 4 also enables the creation of statis­tics with state­ments about age, gender and interests of website users on the basis of an evalua­tion of interest-based adver­ti­sing and with the invol­vement of third-party infor­ma­tion via a special function, the so-called “demogra­phic charac­te­ristics”. This makes it possible to determine and distin­guish between groups of website users for the purpose of targeting marketing measures. However, data collected via the “demogra­phic charac­te­ristics” cannot be assigned to a specific person and thus not to you perso­nally. This data collected via the “demogra­phic charac­te­ristics” function is retained for two months and then deleted.

All proces­sing described above, in parti­cular the setting of Google Analytics cookies for the storage and reading of infor­ma­tion on the terminal device used by you for the use of the website, will only take place if you have given us your express consent for this in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. Without your consent, Google Analytics 4 will not be used during your use of the website.

You can revoke your consent once given at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revoca­tion, please deacti­vate this service via the “Cookie Consent Tool” provided on the website.

Google Signals
On this website, the “Google Signals” service can also be used as an extension of Google Analytics 4. With Google Signals, cross-device reports can be created by Google (so-called “cross-device tracking”). If you have activated “perso­na­lised ads” in your Google account settings and you have linked your internet-enabled devices to your Google account, Google can analyse user behaviour across devices and create database models based on this, provided you have given your consent to the use of Google Analytics in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter a GDPR (see above). The logins and device types of all page visitors who were logged into a Google account and performed a conver­sion are taken into account. The data shows, among other things, on which device you first clicked on an ad and on which device the associated conver­sion took place. Insofar as Google Signals is used, we do not receive any personal data from Google, but only statis­tics compiled on the basis of Google Signals. You have the option of deacti­vating the “perso­na­lised ads” function in the settings of your Google account and thus turning off the cross-device analysis. To do this, follow the instruc­tions on this page: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=de
Further infor­ma­tion can be found here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7532985?hl=de

User IDs
As an extension of Google Analytics 4, the “UserIDs” function can also be used on this website. By assigning indivi­dual UserIDs, we can have Google create cross-device reports (so-called “cross-device tracking”). This means that your usage behaviour can also be analysed across devices if you have given your corre­spon­ding consent to the use of Google Analytics in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter a GDPR, if you have set up a personal account by regis­tering on this website and are logged into your personal account on different end devices with your relevant login data. The data collected in this way shows, among other things, on which end device you clicked on an ad for the first time and on which end device the relevant conver­sion took place.

We have concluded a so-called data proces­sing agreement with Google for our use of Google Analytics 4, by which Google is obliged to protect the data of our website users and not to pass it on to third parties.

For data transfers to the USA, the provider parti­ci­pates in the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which ensures compli­ance with the European level of data protec­tion on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commis­sion.

Further legal infor­ma­tion on Google Analytics 4 can be found at the following link: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Details on the proces­sing triggered by Google Analytics 4 and Google’s handling of data from websites can be found here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

5.2 This website uses the “Google Tag Manager”, a service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (herein­after: “Google”).

The Google Tag Manager provides a technical basis for bundling various web appli­ca­tions, including tracking and analysis services, and for calibra­ting, control­ling and attaching condi­tions to them via a uniform user interface.
Google Tag Manager itself does not store any infor­ma­tion on user end devices or read them. The service also does not perform any indepen­dent data analyses.
However, the Google Tag Manager transmits your IP address to Google when you visit a page and may store it there. Also a trans­mis­sion to servers of Google LLC in the USA is possible.

All proces­sing described above, in parti­cular the reading or saving of infor­ma­tion on the end device used, is only carried out if you have given us your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by deacti­vating this service in the “cookie consent tool” provided on the website.

We have concluded an order proces­sing agreement with the provider, which ensures the protec­tion of our website visitors’ data and prohibits unaut­ho­rised disclo­sure to third parties.

For data transfers to the USA, the provider parti­ci­pates in the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which ensures compli­ance with the European level of data protec­tion on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commis­sion.

6) Site function­a­li­ties

6.1 YouTube Videos

This website uses plugins to display and play videos from the following provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 ESW5, Ireland

Data may also be trans­mitted to: Google LLC., USA.

When you call up a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser estab­lishes a direct connec­tion to the provider’s servers to load the plugin. This involves certain infor­ma­tion, including your IP address, being trans­mitted to the provider.

If the playback of embedded videos is started via the plugin, the provider also uses cookies to collect infor­ma­tion about user behavior, to create playback statis­tics and to prevent abusive behavior.

If you are logged into a user account maintained by the provider during your visit to the site, your data will be directly assigned to your account when you click on a video. If you do not wish to have your data assigned to your account, you must log out before clicking on the play button.

All the above-mentioned proces­sing, in parti­cular the setting of cookies for reading out infor­ma­tion on the end device used, only takes place if you have given us your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by deacti­vating this service via the “cookie consent tool” provided on the website.

For data transfers to the USA, the provider parti­ci­pates in the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which ensures compli­ance with the European level of data protec­tion on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commis­sion.

6.2 OpenStreetMap

This website uses an online map service provided by the following provider: OpenStreetMap Founda­tion, St John’s Innova­tion Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WS, UK

The online map service is a tool for displaying inter­ac­tive maps in order to visually present geogra­phical infor­ma­tion. By using this service, our location is displayed to you and any geolo­ca­tion is made easier.

Already when accessing those sub-pages in which the map of the provider is integrated, infor­ma­tion about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is trans­ferred to servers of the provider and stored there.

The proces­sing of your personal data is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR on the basis of our legiti­mate interest in the demand-oriented design of our website. If you do not agree to the future transfer of your data to the provider, it is possible to comple­tely deacti­vate the provider’s online map service by deacti­vating the JavaScript appli­ca­tion in your browser. The online map service on this website can then no longer be used.

To the extent legally required, we have obtained your consent for the proces­sing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revoca­tion, please follow the option described above for making an objection.

For a data transfer to the provider location, an adequate level of data protec­tion is guaran­teed by an adequacy decision of the European Commis­sion.

6.3 Microsoft Teams

We use this provider to conduct online meetings, video confe­rences and/or webinars: Microsoft Corpo­ra­tion, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052–6399 USA

The provider processes different data, whereby the scope of the processed data depends on the data you provide before or during the parti­ci­pa­tion in an online meeting, video confe­rence or webinar. Your data as a commu­ni­ca­tion parti­ci­pant is processed and stored on servers of the provider. This may include, in parti­cular, your regis­tra­tion data (name, e‑mail address, telephone number (optional) and password) and session data (topic, parti­ci­pant IP address, device infor­ma­tion, descrip­tion (optional)). In addition, parti­ci­pants’ image and sound contri­bu­tions as well as voice input in chats may be processed.

For the proces­sing of personal data that is necessary for the perfor­mance of a contract with you (this also applies to proces­sing opera­tions that are necessary for the imple­men­ta­tion of pre-contrac­tual measures), Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR serves as the legal basis. If you have given us your consent to process your data, the proces­sing is based on Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.
In addition, the legal basis for data proces­sing when conduc­ting online meetings, video confe­rences or webinars is our legiti­mate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR in the effective conduct of the online meeting, webinar or video confe­rence.

We have concluded an order proces­sing agreement with the provider, which ensures the protec­tion of our website visitors’ data and prohibits unaut­ho­rised disclo­sure to third parties.

For data transfers to the USA, the provider parti­ci­pates in the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which ensures compli­ance with the European level of data protec­tion on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commis­sion.

6.4 Appli­ca­tions for job adver­ti­se­ments
On our website, we advertise current vacancies in a separate section, for which interested parties can apply by e‑mail using the contact address provided.
If appli­cants want to be included in the appli­ca­tion process, they must provide us with all personal details required for a well-founded and informed assess­ment and selection in conjunc­tion with their appli­ca­tion by e‑mail.
The required data should include general personal infor­ma­tion (name, address, telephone or electronic contact) as well as perfor­mance-specific evidence showing the quali­fi­ca­tions required for the adver­tised position. In addition, health-related infor­ma­tion may be required, which in the interest of social protec­tion must be given special attention to regarding the applicant’s person according to labor and social law.
The compon­ents an appli­ca­tion must contain to be considered and the form in which these compon­ents must be sent by e‑mail can be found in the respec­tive job adver­ti­se­ment.
After receipt of the appli­ca­tion sent using the e‑mail contact address supplied, the applicant data will be stored by us and evaluated exclu­si­vely for the purpose of proces­sing the appli­ca­tion. In the event of queries arising in the course of proces­sing the appli­ca­tion, we will use either the e‑mail address supplied by the applicant with his appli­ca­tion or a telephone number supplied, at our discre­tion.
The legal basis for such proces­sing, including the contac­ting of appli­cants for queries, is basically Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR in conjunc­tion with Art. 26 (1) Federal Data Protec­tion Act. According to these provi­sions, the comple­tion of the appli­ca­tion procedure is deemed to be the initia­tion of an employ­ment contract.
If special catego­ries of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 (1) GDPR (e.g. health data such as infor­ma­tion on severely disabled status) are requested from appli­cants as part of the appli­ca­tion procedure, proces­sing will take place in accordance with Art. 9 (2) point b GDPR, so as to enable us to exercise the rights arising from labor law, social security and social protec­tion law and to fulfil our obliga­tions in this regard.
The proces­sing of special catego­ries of data may also be based cumula­tively or alter­na­tively on Art. 9 (1) point h GDPR if it is used for the purposes of health care or occupa­tional medicine, for the assess­ment of the applicant’s ability to work, for medical diagno­stics, health or social care or for the manage­ment of systems and services in the health or social sector.
If, in the course of the evalua­tion described above, the applicant is not selected or if an applicant withdraws his appli­ca­tion prema­tu­rely, his data trans­mitted by e‑mail as well as all electronic corre­spon­dence including the original appli­ca­tion e‑mail will be deleted at the latest after 6 months following a corre­spon­ding notifi­ca­tion. This period shall be deter­mined on the basis of our legiti­mate interest in being able to answer any follow-up questions regarding the appli­ca­tion and, if necessary, to comply with our obliga­tion to provide evidence under the regula­tions governing the equal treatment of appli­cants.
In the event of a successful appli­ca­tion, the data provided will be processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR in conjunc­tion with Art. 26 (2) Federal Data Protec­tion Act for the purposes of imple­men­ting the employ­ment relati­onship.

6.5 Appli­ca­tions for job adver­ti­se­ments using a form
On our website, we offer those interested in a job the possi­bi­lity to apply online using an appro­priate form. In order to be included in the appli­ca­tion process, appli­cants must provide us with all personal data required for a well-founded and informed assess­ment and selection.
The required data includes general personal infor­ma­tion (name, address, telephone or electronic contact details) as well as perfor­mance-specific evidence of the quali­fi­ca­tions required for a position. Where appro­priate, health-related infor­ma­tion may also be required, which, in the interests of social protec­tion, must be given special conside­ra­tion in the applicant’s own person under labour and social law.
In the course of sending the form, the applicant’s data will be encrypted according to the state of the art, trans­mitted to us, stored by us and evaluated exclu­si­vely for the purpose of proces­sing the appli­ca­tion.
The legal basis for these proces­sing opera­tions is generally Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b, in the sense of which passing through the appli­ca­tion procedure is considered to be the initia­tion of an employ­ment contract.
Insofar as special catego­ries of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR (e.g. health data such as infor­ma­tion on the status of severely disabled persons) are requested from appli­cants in the context of the appli­ca­tion procedure, proces­sing is carried out in accordance with Art. Art. 9 para. 2 lit. b. GDPR so that we can exercise the rights arising from labour law and social security and social protec­tion law and fulfil our obliga­tions in this respect.
Cumula­tively or alter­na­tively, the proces­sing of the special catego­ries of data may also be based on Art. 9 para. 1 lit. h GDPR, if it is carried out for purposes of preven­tive health care or occupa­tional medicine, for the assess­ment of the applicant’s ability to work, for medical diagnosis, care or treatment in the health or social field or for the manage­ment of systems and services in the health or social field.
If, in the course of the evalua­tion described above, the applicant is not selected, or if an applicant withdraws his or her appli­ca­tion prema­tu­rely, the data submitted on the appli­ca­tion form will be deleted after 6 months at the latest after notifi­ca­tion. This period is calcu­lated on the basis of our legiti­mate interest in being able to answer any follow-up questions about the appli­ca­tion and, if necessary, to comply with our obliga­tion to provide evidence in accordance with the regula­tions on the equal treatment of appli­cants.
In the event of a successful appli­ca­tion, the data provided will be further processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR for the purposes of the employ­ment relati­onship.

7) Tools and Miscel­la­neous

This website uses a so-called “cookie consent tool” to obtain effective user consent for cookies and cookie-based appli­ca­tions that require consent. The “cookie consent tool” is displayed to users in the form of an inter­ac­tive user interface when they access the page, on which consent for certain cookies and/or cookie-based appli­ca­tions can be given by ticking the appro­priate box. Through the use of the tool, all cookies/services requiring consent are only loaded if the respec­tive user provides the corre­spon­ding consent by ticking the corre­spon­ding box. This ensures that such cookies are only set on the respec­tive end device of the user if consent has been granted.

The tool sets techni­cally necessary cookies to save your cookie prefe­rences. Personal user data is generally not processed.
If, in indivi­dual cases, personal data (such as the IP address) is processed for the purpose of storing, assigning or logging cookie settings, this is done in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR on the basis of our legiti­mate interest in legally compliant, user-specific and user-friendly consent manage­ment for cookies and thus in a legally compliant design of our website.

Further legal basis for the proces­sing is Art. 6 (1) point c GDPR. As the respon­sible party, we are subject to the legal obliga­tion to make the use of techni­cally unneces­sary cookies dependent on the respec­tive user consent.

Further infor­ma­tion on the operator and the setting options of the cookie consent tool can be found directly in the corre­spon­ding user interface on our website.

8) Rights of the Data Subject

8.1 The appli­cable data protec­tion law grants you the following compre­hen­sive rights of data subjects (rights of infor­ma­tion and inter­ven­tion) vis-à-vis the data controller with regard to the proces­sing of your personal data:

  • Right of access by the data subject pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR;
  • Right to recti­fi­ca­tion pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR;
  • Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR;
  • Right to restric­tion of proces­sing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR;
  • Right to be informed pursuant to Art. 19 GDPR;
  • Right to data porta­bi­lity pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR;
  • Right to withdraw a given consent pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR;
  • Right to lodge a complaint pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR.

8.2 RIGHT TO OBJECT

IF, WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF A CONSIDERATION OF INTERESTS, WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON THE BASIS OF OUR PREDOMINANT LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE ON THE GROUNDS THAT ARISE FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION.

IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO FURTHER PROCESSING IF WE CAN PROVE COMPELLING REASONS WORTHY OF PROTECTION FOR PROCESSING WHICH OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES TO ASSERT, EXERCISE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS.

IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA WHICH ARE USED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES. YOU MAY EXERCISE THE OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES.

9) Duration of Storage of Personal Data

The duration of the storage of personal data is based on the respec­tive legal basis, the purpose of proces­sing and – if relevant – on the respec­tive legal retention period (e.g. commer­cial and tax retention periods).

If personal data is processed on the basis of an express consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject revokes his consent.

If there are legal storage periods for data that is processed within the framework of legal or similar obliga­tions on the basis of Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR, this data will be routinely deleted after expiry of the storage periods if it is no longer necessary for the fulfill­ment of the contract or the initia­tion of the contract and/or if we no longer have a justified interest in further storage.

When proces­sing personal data on the basis of Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his right of objection in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, unless we can provide compel­ling grounds for proces­sing worthy of protec­tion which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the proces­sing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If personal data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing on the basis of Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his right of objection pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.

Unless otherwise stated in the infor­ma­tion contained in this decla­ra­tion on specific proces­sing situa­tions, stored personal data will be deleted if it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.