Name and contact of the person responsible in accordance with Article 4 para. 7 of the GDPR
Data Protection Officer
SK-Consulting Group GmbH
32549 Bad Oeynhausen
+49 5731 49064-30
Security and protection of your personal data
We consider it our primary task to protect the confidentiality of the personal data you provide and to protect it from unauthorized access. We therefore take the utmost care and use state-of-the-art security standards to ensure maximum protection of your personal data.
As a company under private law, we are subject to the provisions of the European Data Protection Ordinance (GPDR) and the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). In order to protect your rights, we have adopted technical and organisational measures, and also ensured that external service providers commissioned by us comply with the data protection regulations.
Definition of terms
The legislator requires that personal data be processed in a lawful manner, in good faith and in a manner that is comprehensible to the person concerned ("lawfulness, processing in good faith, transparency"). In order to ensure this, we are here informing you about the individual legal definitions which are also used in this data protection declaration:
1. Personal data
'Personal data' means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('data subject'); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
'Processing' means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction
3. Restriction of processing
'Restriction of processing' is the marking of stored personal data in order to limit its future processing.
'Profiling' means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.
'Pseudonymisation' means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures ensuring that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or an identifiable natural person.
6. File system
'File system' means any structured collection of personal data accessible according to specific criteria, whether centralised, decentralised, functional or geographical.
7. Data controller
'Data controller' means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the data controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
8. Order processor
An ‘order processor’ is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the data controller.
'Recipient' means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to whom the personal data is disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, authorities which may receive personal data under Union law or the law of the Member States under a particular investigation mandate shall not be considered recipients; the processing of such data by the said authorities shall be carried out in accordance with the applicable data protection rules in accordance with the purposes of the processing.
10. Third party
A 'third party' is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, data controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the data controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.
'Consent' of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
Lawfulness of processing
The processing of personal data is only legal if there is a legal basis for the processing. The legal basis for processing may be determined in accordance with Article 6 para. 1
lit. a - f GDPR in particular:
a. The data subject has given his/her consent to the processing of personal data concerning him/her for one or more specific purposes;
b. The processing is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to fulfil contractual requirements at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract;
c. The processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which the provider is subject;
d. The processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person;
e. The processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority conferred on the data controller;
f. The processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of the data controller or a third party, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require the protection of personal data prevail, in particular where the data subject is a child.
Information about the collection of personal data
(1) Below, we provide information on the collection of personal information when using our website. Personal data is, for example, name, address, email addresses, user behaviour.
(2) When you contact us via email or via a contact form, the data you provide (your email address, and if applicable your name and your telephone number) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We delete the data arising in this context after storage is no longer necessary, or processing is restricted if statutory retention obligations exist.
Collection of personal data when you visit our website
If you use the website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 page 1 lit. f of the GDPR):
• IP address
• Date and time of the request
• Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
• Content of the request (specific page)
• Access status/HTTP status code
• the amount of data transferred in each case
• Website from which the request comes
• Operating system and its interface
• Language and version of the browser software.
(1) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are allocated and stored on your hard disk in association with the browser you are using and through which the site which sets the cookie transmits certain information. Cookies cannot run programmes or deliver viruses to your computer. They serve to make our site more user-friendly and effective.
(2) This website and our services use the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:
• Transient cookies (see a.)
• Persistent cookies (see b.).
a. Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. This especially includes session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. This allows your computer to be recognised when you return to the site. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
b. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie in question. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.
c. You can configure your browser settings according to your needs and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. "Third Party Cookies" are cookies set by a third party, therefore, not by the actual website you are currently visiting. Please note that by deactivating cookies you may not be able to use all functions of this website.
Other functions and offers of our website
(1) In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if interested. For this purpose, you must provide further personal data which we use to provide the respective service and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.
(2) In some cases, we will use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked.
(3) Furthermore, we may disclose your personal data to third parties if we offer promotions, competitions, contracts or similar services together with partners. For more information, please provide your personal data or see the description of the offer below.
(4) If our service providers or partners are located in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you of the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the offer.
Our offer is basically aimed at adults. Persons below the age of 18 should not transmit personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians.
Rights of the data subject
(1) Revocation of consent
If the processing of personal data is based on a given consent, you have the right to revoke the consent at any time. The revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of any processing undertaken on the basis of this consent before its revocation.
You can contact us at any time to exercise your right of revocation.
(2) Right to confirmation
You have the right to request confirmation from the data controller as to whether we will process personal data that concerns you. You can request confirmation at any time using the above contact details.
(3) Right to information
If personal data is processed, you can request information about this personal data and regarding the following information at any time:
a. processing purposes;
b. the categories of personal data being processed;
c. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or is still being disclosed, in particular recipients in third-party countries or international organisations;
d. if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration;
e. the existence of a right to have your personal data concerning you corrected or deleted or to have the data controller restrict or object to such processing;
f. the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
g. if the personal data are is collected from the data subject, all available information on the origin of the data;
h. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject.
If personal data is transferred to a third-party country or an international organisation, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Article 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer. We provide a copy of the personal data that is the subject of the processing. We may charge an appropriate fee based on administrative costs for any additional copies you request. If you submit the application electronically, the information shall be provided in a common electronic format, unless otherwise specified. The right to obtain a copy in accordance with paragraph 3 shall not prejudice the rights and freedoms of other persons.
(4) Right to correction
You have the right to request the correction of your personal data without undue delay. Taking into account the purpose of the data processing, you also have the right to demand the completion of your incomplete personal data – also by means of a supplementary declaration.
(5) Right to deletion ("Right to be forgotten")
You have the right to request the data controller to delete personal data relating to you immediately and we are obliged to delete personal data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:
a. The personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
b. The data subject revokes his/her consent on which the processing was based in accordance with article 6(1)(a) or article 9(2)(a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for processing.
c. The data subject opposes processing under article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing or the data subject opposes processing under article 21(2) GDPR.
d. The personal data has been processed unlawfully.
e. The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject.
f. The personal data has been collected in relation to information society services provided in accordance with article 8(1) GDPR.
Where the data controller has made the personal data public and is obliged to delete this in accordance with paragraph 1, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the technology available and the implementation costs, to inform data processors of the personal data that a data subject has requested them to delete, including all links to such personal data or copies or replications of such personal data.
The right to deletion ("right to be forgotten") does not exist if the processing is necessary:
• to exercise freedom of expression and information;
• for the performance of a legal obligation required for processing under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the data controller is subject or for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the data controller;
• on grounds of public interest in the field of public health in accordance with article 9(2)(h) and (i) and article 9(3) GDPR;
• for archiving purposes of public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes as referred to in article 89(1) GDPR, where the right referred to in paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudicial the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
• to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
(6) Right to limitation of processing
You have the right to request us to restrict the processing of your personal data if one of the following conditions is met:
a. the accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the data subject for a period which enables the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data,
b. the processing is unlawful and the data subject refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests that use of the personal data be restricted;
c. the data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims, or
d. the data subject has lodged an objection to the processing referred to in article 21(1) GDPR until it has been established whether the data controller's justified grounds outweigh those of the data subject.
Where processing has been restricted in accordance with the conditions set out above, such personal data shall only be processed - apart from being stored - with the consent of the data subject or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending rights or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or on grounds of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State.
In order to exercise the right to restrict processing, the data subject may contact us at any time using the contact details provided above.
(7) Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transmit this data to another data controller without interference by the data controller to whom the personal data was given, provided that:
a. processing is based on consent pursuant to article 6(1)(a) or article 9(2)(a) or on a contract pursuant to article 6(1)(b) GDPR; and
b. processing is carried out using automated methods.
In exercising this right of data portability under paragraph 1, the data subject shall have the right to have the personal data transferred directly by a data controller to another data controller, where technically feasible. Exercising the right of data portability does not affect the right to deletion ("right to be forgotten"). The right to data portability shall not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the data controller.
(8) Right of objection
You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you on the basis of article 6 paragraph 1(e) or f GDPR for reasons arising from your particular situation, including profiling based on these provisions. The data controller will no longer process the personal data unless he can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing is for the purpose of enforcing, pursuing or defending legal claims.
Where personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning him/her for the purposes of such advertising, including profiling in so far as it is related to such direct marketing. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.
In the context of the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right of objection by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
You have the right to object on grounds arising from your particular situation to the processing of personal data concerning you, for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with article 89 paragraph 1, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.
You can exercise your right of objection at any time by contacting the data controller.
(9) Automated individual decision-making in an individual case, 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:
a. is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller,
b. is admissible by law of the Union or of the Member States to which the data controller is subject and that law contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject; or
c. with the express consent of the data subject.
The data controller shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the data controller, to state his/her own position and to challenge the decision.
The data subject may exercise this right at any time by contacting the data controller.
(10) Right of appeal to a supervisory authority
Any data subject, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, shall have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of his/her place of residence, of work or of the place of suspected infringement, where the data subject considers that the processing of personal data concerning him/her is contrary to this Directive.
(11) Right to an effective judicial remedy
You have the right to an effective judicial remedy, including the right of appeal to a supervisory authority under article 77 GDPR, without prejudice to any available administrative or extrajudicial remedy, if you consider that the rights conferred on you by this Directive have been infringed by processing your personal data in breach of this Directive.
We use YouTube on our website. This is a video portal operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, hereinafter referred to as "YouTube". YouTube is a subsidiary of Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as "Google".
By certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active, Google and thus also its subsidiary YouTube guarantee that the EU data protection requirements will also observed when processing data in the USA.
We use YouTube in its advanced privacy mode to show you videos. The legal basis is art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website. According to YouTube, the advanced privacy mode means that the data specified below will only be transmitted to the YouTube server if you actually start a video.
Without this mode, a connection to the YouTube server in the USA will be established as soon as you access any of our webpages on which a YouTube video is embedded.
This connection is required in order to be able to display the respective video on our website within your browser. YouTube will record and process at a minimum your IP address, the date and time the video was displayed, as well as the website you visited. In addition, a connection to the DoubleClick advertising network of Google is established.
If you are logged in to YouTube when you access our site, YouTube will assign the connection information to your YouTube account. To prevent this, you must either log out of YouTube before visiting our site or make the appropriate settings in your YouTube account.
For the purpose of functionality and analysis of usage behaviour, YouTube permanently stores cookies on your device via your browser. If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above.
Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in this regard can be found in the data protection information available at https://policies.google.com/privacy.
Integration of Google Maps
(1) We use Google Maps functions on this website. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables your convenient use of the map function.
(2) When you visit this website, Google receives the information that you have accessed from the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under § 3 of this declaration will be transmitted. This takes place regardless of whether Google makes available a user account via which you are logged in or if no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated to your Google profile, you must first log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or requirements-oriented design of its website. Such evaluation also takes place (even for users who are not logged in) for the purposes of providing customised advertising and to inform other social network users about activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.
We use external service providers who process personal data on our behalf (order processor). For example, for the shipment of goods, newsletters, website, maintenance or payment transactions. Such service providers have entered into appropriate agreements or order processing contracts to ensure the protection of your personal information.