The responsible person in terms of the BDSG and GDPR is:
Rene Levermann Consulting e.K
26160 Bad Zwischenahn
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +49 151 55 111 481
Legal basis of data processing
We process users’ personal data only in compliance with the BDSG and the GDPR. User data is only processed if the following legal permissions exist:
- in order to provide our contractual services and online services;
- processing is required by law;
- with your consent; and
- on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e., interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation and security of our website, in particular for advertising and marketing including affiliate marketing purposes, and collecting access data and using third-party services).
The above legal bases are set out as follows:
- Consent Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a. and Art. 7 GDPR;
- Processing for the fulfillment of our services and implementation of contractual measures Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR;
- Processing for the fulfillment of our legal obligations Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR; or
- Processing to protect our legitimate interests Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
You can exercise the following rights at any time using by contacting us:
- Information about your data stored by us and its processing,
- Correction of incorrect personal data,
- Deletion of your data stored by us,
- Restriction of data processing,
- Objection to the processing of your data and
- If you have given us consent, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future.
- You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority at any time, e.g., the competent supervisory authority in the state of your residence.
Collection of general information when visiting our website
a) server log files
When you access our website, i.e., when you do not register or otherwise submit information, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider, your IP address, and the like. In particular, they are processed for the following purposes:
- Ensuring a smooth connection setup of the website;
- Ensuring the smooth use of our website;
- Evaluating system security and stability; and
- For other administrative purposes.
We do not use your data to draw conclusions about your person. Information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us, if necessary, in order to optimize our Internet presence and the technology behind it. The processing is carried out in on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. This is generally the case for data used to provide the web site when the respective session has ended.
To provide our website, we use the services of 1&1 IONOS SE. Elgendorfer Str. 57 56410 Montabaur. Germany who process the above-mentioned data and all data to be processed in connection with the operation of this website on our behalf. The legal basis for the data processing is our legitimate interest in providing our website.
In addition, cookies enable us to offer you certain content, such as videos on our website. We may use insights about your behavior on our website to send you targeted advertisements on third-party website in an effort to remarket our products and services to you.
What types of cookies do we use?
- Necessary cookies: these cookies are necessary for us to provide you with the basic features of our website and cannot be turned off in our systems.
- Non-essential cookies:
- Performance and analytics cookies: these cookies allow us to track visits and traffic sources to measure and improve the performance of our website.
- Functional cookies: These cookies are used to improve functionality and personalization during your visit.
How can you manage cookies?
- Browser control
- Pop-up consent tool
Regardless of your initial decision, you may from time to time withdraw your consent or adjust your preferences through browser control settings, clearing your cookie folder, or by changing your preferences in our Pop-Up Consent Tool.
The legal basis for the use of technically non-essential cookies (cookies used to analyze your behavior on a website (analytical cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (advertising cookies)) is your consent given voluntarily when you first visit a website as part of our cookie banner.
d) Contacting us
You can easily contact us via our contact form, e-mail, or social media. In this case, we store and process the following data from you: Name, e-mail address, telephone number as well as other personal data that you provide when contacting us.
We are present on social media on the basis of our legitimate interest. If you contact or connect with us via social media platforms, we and the relevant social media platform are jointly responsible for the processing of your data and enter into a so-called joint controller agreement. The legal basis is our legitimate interest, your consent or, in some cases, the initiation of a contractual service, if any.
This data is collected and processed exclusively for the purpose of contacting you and processing your request and then deleted, provided there is no legal obligation to retain it. The legal bases for processing are contract and our legitimate interest.
c) Orders and Provision of Services
You can order our offers via the website. In doing so, we process your personal data that is required for processing your order and for customer care, as well as the data that you also provide to us voluntarily. The processing of this personal data is necessary for the ordering process. We process this data insofar as this is necessary for the processing of the contract, and for the assertion of possible claims on our part. The legal bases for processing are contract and our legitimate interest.
The provision of bank details is subject to our payment processors. We do not collect or store payment information or bank details ourselves but receive payment confirmation statements. The legal basis for the data processing is the fulfillment of our contractual obligations and the fulfillment of our legal obligations.
The Rank Math tool by Rank Math Ventures LLP, EC-320, G-8, Area Rajouri Garden, Maya Enclave, Hari Nagar, New Delhi, IN – 110064 works without cookies and does not collect any personal data. The Rank Math tool triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data. Rank Math does not access this data. If a deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level, this remains in place for all tracking tags implemented with Rank Math.
We commission Rank Math to use this anonymized information to analyze the use of the website and to compile reports on website activity. In doing so, we aim to make our website more attractive and informative for you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interest and your consent.
We use Google Analytics, a service provided by Google Inc. This means that the data collected can in principle be transmitted to a Google server in the USA, whereby the IP addresses are anonymized by means of IP anonymization so that an allocation is not possible. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can object to the collection and processing of this data by Google Analytics by setting an opt-out cookie that prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interest and your consent.
Integration of third-party services and content
We use content or service offers of third-party providers on the basis of our legitimate interests in order to integrate their content and services (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content”).
This always requires that the third-party providers of this content are aware of the IP address of the user, as without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore necessary for the display of this content.
Third-party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of our website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, time of visit and other information about the use of our website, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.
The following provides an overview of third-party providers and their content, together with links to their privacy policies, which contain further information on the processing of data and so-called opt-out measures, if any:
- Content Management System: WordPress by Automatic Inc 60 29th Street #343. San Francisco, CA 94110. United States
- Tag Management: Google Tag Manager and Google Site Tag by Google LLC,
- Spam protection: reCAPTCHA by Google LLC
- Cookie Consent Tool: Cookie Notice by Hu-manity.co 235 Montgomery Street 500 San Francisco, United States
- Mailings, Marketing-Platform and Newsletter: Sendinblue 7 Rue de Madrid, 75008 Paris.
The legal basis for the data processing is your consent and our legitimate interest.
Insofar as you have also given us your consent to process your Personal Data for marketing and advertising purposes, we are entitled to contact you for these purposes via the communication channels you have given your consent to.
You may give us your consent in a number of ways including by selecting a box on a form where we seek your permission, or sometimes your consent is implied from your interactions or contractual relationship. Where your consent is implied, it is on the basis that you would have a reasonable expectation of receiving marketing communication based on your interactions or contractual relationship with us.
Our Marketing generally takes the form of e-mail but may also include other less traditional or emerging channels. These forms of contact will be managed by us, or by our contracted service providers. Every directly addressed marketing sent by us or on our behalf will include a means by which you may unsubscribe or opt out.
Transfer of personal data
We will not disclose or otherwise distribute your personal data to third parties unless this is necessary for the performance of our services, you have consented to the disclosure, or the disclosure of data is permitted by relevant legal provisions.
Personal Data may also be disclosed to third parties if we are legally obliged to do so e.g., by court order or if this is necessary to support criminal or legal investigations or other legal investigations or proceedings at home or abroad or to fulfill our legitimate interests.
Storage and retention
Your personal data will be stored by us only for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes for which the data was collected or – if statutory retention periods exist that go beyond this point and for the duration of the legally prescribed retention period. We then delete your personal data. Only in a few exceptional cases is your data be stored beyond this period, e.g., if storage is necessary in connection with the enforcement of and defense against legal claims against us.
Security and confidentiality
To ensure the security and confidentiality of the personal data we collect on the website, we use data networks that are protected by, among other things, industry-standard firewalls, and password systems. When handling your personal data, we take appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction and to ensure its availability.
Our main operations are based in Germany and your personal data is generally processed, stored and used within in Germany. In some instances, your personal data may be processed outside Germany. If and when this is the case, we take steps to ensure there is an appropriate level of security, so your personal data is protected in the same way as if it was being used within Germany. Where we need to transfer your data outside Germany, we will use approved standard contractual clauses in contracts for the transfer of personal data to third countries.
Updating your information
If you believe that the information, we hold about you is inaccurate or that we are no longer entitled to use it and want to request its rectification, deletion, or object to its processing, please do so within your account or contact us. For your protection and the protection of all of our users, we may ask you to provide proof of identity before we can answer the above requests.
Keep in mind, we may reject requests for certain reasons, including if the request is unlawful or if it may infringe on trade secrets or intellectual property or the privacy of another user. Also, we may not be able to accommodate certain requests to object to the processing of Personal Data, notably where such requests would not allow us to provide our service to you anymore.
When you send a data subject access request
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data in the context of handling your data subject access request is our legal obligation and the legal basis for the subsequent documentation of the data subject access request is both our legitimate interest and our legal obligation.
The purpose of processing your personal data in the context of processing data when you send a data subject access request is to respond to your request. The subsequent documentation of the data subject access request serves to fulfill the legally required accountability.
Your personal data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the processing of a data subject access request, this is three years after the end of the respective process.
You have the possibility at any time to object to the processing of your personal data in the context of the processing of a data subject access request for the future. In this case, however, we will not be able to further process your request. The documentation of the legally compliant processing of the respective data subject access request is mandatory. Consequently, there is no possibility for you to object.
Databases or data sets that include Personal Data may be breached inadvertently or through wrongful intrusion. Upon becoming aware of a data breach, we will notify all affected individuals whose Personal Data may have been compromised, and the notice will be accompanied by a description of action being taken to reconcile any damage as a result of the data breach. Notices will be provided as expeditiously as possible after which the breach was discovered.
Where any Personal Data relates to a third party, you represent and warrant that the personal data is up-to-date, complete, and accurate and that you have obtained the third party’s prior consent for our collection, use and disclosure of their Personal Data for the Purposes. You agree that you shall promptly provide us with written evidence of such consent upon demand by us.
You may withdraw your consent and request us to stop using and/or disclosing your Personal Data for any or all of the Purposes by submitting your request to us in writing.
Should you withdraw your consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your Personal Data, it may impact our ability to proceed with your transactions, agreements, or interactions with us. Prior to you exercising your choice to withdraw your consent, we will inform you of the consequences of the withdrawal of your consent. Please note that your withdrawal of consent will not prevent us from exercising our legal rights (including any remedies) or undertaking any steps as we may be entitled to at law.
Third Party Policies
Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, business partners and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any Data to these websites.
Our services are restricted to users who are 18 years of age or older. We do not permit users under the age of 18 on our website and we do not knowingly collect personal data from anyone under the age of 18. If you suspect that a user is under the age of 18, please contact us.
Changes and updates
Concerns and Contact
If you have any concerns about a possible compromise of your privacy or misuse of your personal data on our part, or any other questions or comments, you can contact us.