Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in our company and its services. The protection of your privacy and personal data is important to us. We comply with data protection regulations. The following passages will inform you about how we guarantee this protection and what data is collected for which purposes.

The controller in the sense of data protection law, especially the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

Claudia Heithorst, Freiligrathstraße 14, 50935 Cologne, Germany, ankommen@rheinlandagentur.de, Tel. +49 (0) 221 430 05 75

 

Section 1: Your Data Subject Rights

You are entitled to the following rights against us concerning your personal data:

  • Right of access to personal data saved by us concerning you and to its processing
  • Right to rectification and erasure of data
  • Right to restriction of data processing
  • Right to object to data processing
  • Right to data portability

You may withdraw any consent granted to us at any time effective for the future.

You may lodge a complaint with your competent supervisory authority at any time. Your competent supervisory authority is determined by your German federal state of habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector), including their addresses, may be found at:
https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html (German)

 

Section 2: Collection of Personal Data When Visiting Our Website

When merely using our website for informative purposes, i.e., without registration or other transfers of information, we will only collect the personal data transferred to our server by your browser. If you would like to visit our website, we will collect the following data that is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (the legal basis for this is Article 6(1) Sentence 1 Letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation):

  • IP address
  • Time and date of request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Contents of request (specific website)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Transferred data quantity
  • Requesting website
  • Browser
  • Operating system and interface
  • Browser software language and version

In addition to the above-stated data, cookies will be saved on your computer when using our website. Cookies are small text files saved on your hard disk assigned by your last-used browser and that provide certain information to the entity saving the cookie (in this case, us). Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses onto your computer. Cookies serve to make our Internet presence more user-friendly and effective overall.

 

Section 3: Data Processing Purposes by Controller and Third Parties

We will only process personal data concerning you for the purposes specified by this Privacy Policy. Personal data concerning you will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those stated. However, we may transfer personal data concerning you to third parties if:

  • You grant your express consent
  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you
  • Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation

 

Section 4: Data Erasure and Blocking

We practice the principles of data avoidance and data minimization. We will only save personal data concerning you for as long as necessary for the achievement of the purposes stated herein or for as long as required by various legal storage periods. After the respective purpose ceases to apply or after the expiration of these periods, the corresponding data will be regularly blocked or erased in compliance with legal regulations.

 

Section 5: Contact Form

By contacting us about questions of any kind by email or through our contact form, you consent to have us contact you. This requires the disclosure of a valid email address to assign and respond to your inquiry. Additional data may be provided optionally. The information you provide will be saved to process your inquiry for any follow-up questions. After processing your inquiry, any personal data concerning you will be erased.

 

Section 6: Social Bookmarks

Social bookmarks (e.g., from Facebook, Twitter, google+, AddToAny and Xing) are integrated on our website. Social bookmarks are Internet bookmarks that enable users of the respective service to collect links and news messages. On our website, these are merely integrated as links to the respective services. After clicking on an embedded graphic, you will be forwarded to the page of the respective provider, i.e., only then will user information be transferred to the respective provider. For information about the treatment of your personal data when using these websites, please see the privacy policies of the respective providers.

We have no influence on the extent to which social networks collect data through plugins. If you are a member of one of these social networks and wish to limit the collection of data through our website and the merging of your user data with the data saved on you by the respective social network, please log out of the respective social network before visiting our website.

 

Section 7: Links to Websites of Other Providers

To provide additional information, our website may feature links to Internet pages of other providers whose compliance with data protection and security regulations we cannot influence. Our Privacy Policy therefore does not extend to these websites.

 

Section 8: Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to occasionally adjust this Privacy Policy to correspond to respectively current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in this Privacy Policy, e.g., when introducing new services. The updated Privacy Policy will then apply during your next visit.

 

Questions to the Data Protection Officer

Should you have any questions about data protection, please send us an email or contact our company’s data protection officer directly:

Claudia Heithorst, Freiligrathstraße 14, 50935 Cologne, Germany.