Data protection

Privacy Policy for the Interrogare GmbH in Accordance with the Specifications of the GDPR

I. Name and Address of the Controller

The controller in terms of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of Member States as well as other data protection regulations is: 

Interrogare GmbH
Karl-Eilers-Str. 14-18
33602 Bielefeld
Germany
Phone: +49 521 557 810 0
E-mail: info@interrogare.de
Website: www.interrogare.de

 

 

II. Name and Address of the Data Protection Officer

The controller’s Data Protection Officer is:  

Anja Volkers
Interrogare GmbH
Karl-Eilers-Str. 14-18 
33602 Bielefeld
Germany
Phone: +49 521 557 810 184
E-mail: datenschutz@interrogare.de
Website: www.interrogare.de

 

 

III. General Information on Data Processing

1. Scope of personal data processing

We strictly collect and use the personal data of our users only insofar as this is necessary to provide a functional website as well as our content and services. The collection and use of the personal data of our users is performed on a regular basis only with the consent of the user. An exception applies in cases in which the prior obtaining of consent is not possible for actual 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 to process personal information, Article 6(1)(a) EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) shall serve as the legal basis. When processing personal data which is necessary to fulfil a contract to which the data subject is party, Article 6(1)(b) GDPR shall serve as the legal basis. This shall also apply to processing operations which are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Article 6(1)(c) GDPR shall serve as the legal basis. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6(1)(d) GDPR shall serve as the legal basis. If the processing is necessary to maintain a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, and the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the aforementioned interest, Article 6(1)(f) GDPR shall serve as the legal basis.

 

3. Data erasure and storage period

The personal data of the data subject shall be erased or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases. Furthermore, storage may take place if this is provided for by the European or national legislators in rules of European Union law, legislation or other regulations to which the controller is subject. The data shall also be blocked or erased if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a requirement for further storage of the data for the conclusion of a contract or the performance of a contract.

 

 

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 automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer. This involves the collection of the following data:

  • Information about the browser type and version used
  • The operating system of the user
  • The IP address of the user
  • Date and time of access
  • Websites from which the user's system reaches our website

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

 

2. Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

 

3.  Purpose of data processing

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the delivery of the website to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user's IP address must be stored for the duration of the session.  

The storage in log files is performed to ensure the functionality of the website. We also use the data to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our IT systems. The data is not analysed for marketing purposes in this context.  

Our legitimate interest in processing data in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR also lies in these purposes.

 

4. Storage period

The data shall be erased as soon as it is no longer necessary for the achievement of the purpose of its collection. This is the case upon termination of the respective session during which data was collected in order to provide the website.  

If data is stored in log files, this is the case after ninety days at the latest. Any further storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of users shall be erased or distorted to ensure that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

 

 

V. Use of Cookies

1.  Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or are transferred from the Internet browser to the user's computer system. If a user accesses a website, a cookie can be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a distinctive character string that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is accessed again.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require the calling browser to be identified even after navigating from one page to another. The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:

  • Language settings
  • Noting of search terms

On our website, we also use cookies which allow us to analyse the surfing behaviour of users. This enables the transmission of the following data:

  • Search terms entered
  • Frequency of page views
  • Use of website functions

The user data thus collected shall be pseudonymized by technical means. Therefore, it is no longer possible to assign the data to the calling user. The data is not stored together with other personal data of the users.
When accessing our website, users are informed by an info banner about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and are referred to this Privacy Policy. In this context, there is also an indication of how the storage of cookies can be prevented in the browser settings (right to object).  

By making the relevant setting in your browser, you can prevent the acceptance of these cookies or simply delete them.

 

2. Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

 

3. Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be provided without the use of cookies. This requires the browser to be recognised even after navigating from one page to another. We need cookies for the following applications:

  • Adoption of language settings 
  • Noting of search terms

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies is not used to create user profiles.  

Analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis cookies, we learn how the website is used and can thus constantly optimise our offer.

 

4. Storage period, possibility of objection and erasure

Cookies are stored on the user's computer and are transmitted from there to our website. Therefore, as a user, you have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transfer of cookies. Cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are disabled for our website, it may not be possible to make full use of all functions of the website.

 

 

VI. Newsletter

1. Description and scope of data processing

On our website, there is an option to subscribe to a free newsletter. When registering for the newsletter, the data from the input mask is transmitted to us.  

The following data is collected:

  • E-mail address
  • Title (optional)
  • First name (optional)
  • Surname (optional)

The following data is also collected upon registration:

  • IP address of the calling computer
  • Date and time of registration

When registering for the newsletter, we store the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) to the computer system you used at the time of registration, as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of this e-mail address at a later date, and it thus serves our legal protection.  

In the course of the registration process, your consent shall be obtained for the processing of data and reference shall be made to this Privacy Policy.  

Your data shall be passed on to the newsletter service provider CleverReach for sending technically. The personal data collected within the context of the newsletter service shall not be passed on to third parties. The data shall only be used to send the newsletter.

 

2. Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data after the user’s registration for the newsletter is Article 6(1)(a) GDPR, provided that the user’s consent has been obtained.

 

3. Purpose of data processing

The user's e-mail address is collected in order to send the newsletter. The optional data is used to personalise the newsletter.  

The collection of other personal data in the context of the registration process is intended to prevent misuse of the services or of the e-mail address used.

 

4. Storage period

The data shall be erased as soon as it is no longer necessary for the achievement of the purpose of its collection. The user’s e-mail address shall be stored as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.  

 

5.  Possibility of objection and erasure

The subscription to the newsletter can be terminated by the data subject at any time. Each newsletter contains a link for this purpose.   This also enables the consent to storage of personal data collected during the registration process to be revoked with future effect.

 

 

VII. Contact Form and E-mail Contact

1. Description and scope of data processing

Our website contains a contact form which can be used for making contact electronically. If a user makes use of this option, the data entered in the input mask shall be transmitted to us and stored. This includes the following data:

(1)   Company (optional)
(2)   Form of address
(3)   Titel (optional)
(4)   Name
(5)   E-mail
(6)   Phone (optional)
(7)   Department (optional)
(8)   Message

When the message is sent, the following data shall also be stored:

  • The IP address of the user
  • Date and time of registration

When using the contact form, we store the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) to the computer system you used at the time of registration, as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace (possible) misuse at a later date, and it thus serves our legal protection.  

In the course of the sending process, your consent shall be obtained for the processing of data and reference shall be made to this Privacy Policy.  

Alternatively, you can contact us via the e-mail address provided. In this case, the user’s personal data that is transmitted with the e-mail shall be stored.  

In this context, the data shall not be passed on to third parties. The data shall only be used to process the conversation.  

 

2. Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data is Article 6(1)(a) GDPR, provided that the user’s consent has been obtained.  

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. If the e-mail contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Article 6(1)(b) GDPR.

 

3. Purpose of data processing

We process personal data from the input mask solely for the purpose of processing the contact. In the event of contact by e-mail, this also includes the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.
The other personal data processed during the sending operation is used to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our IT systems.

 

4. Storage period

The data shall be erased as soon as it is no longer necessary for the achievement of the purpose of its collection. This is the case for the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and the personal data sent by e-mail if the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation ends when it is clear from the circumstances that the relevant situation has been resolved.  

The additional personal data collected during the sending operation shall be deleted after a period of ninety days at the latest.

 

5. Possibility of objection and erasure

The user can revoke his consent, at any time, to the processing of personal data with future effect. If the user makes contact with us by e-mail, he can object, at any time, to the storage of his personal data. In such a case, the conversation cannot continue.  

 

 

VIII. Web analysis via Google Analytics

1. Scope of personal data processing

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). This use includes the operating mode “Universal Analytics”. This allows data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to be assigned to a pseudonymous user ID, thus analysing a user’s activities across devices.  

The following Privacy Notice is provided by www.intersoft-consulting.de

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. If IP anonymization is enabled on this website, however, Google shall shorten your IP address in advance within Member States of the European Union or in another state that is a Contracting Party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. It is only in exceptional cases that the full IP address shall be transferred to a Google server in the U.S. and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics shall not be merged with other Google data. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services related to the use of the website and the Internet to the website operator. Our legitimate interest in data processing also lies in these purposes. Sessions and campaigns are terminated after a certain period of time has elapsed. Sessions are terminated by default after 30 minutes of inactivity and campaigns after six months. The time limit for campaigns can be two years at most. For more information about terms of use and privacy, see https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or https://policies.google.com/?hl=de 

 

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.  

 

3. Purpose of data processing

The processing of the users’ personal data enables us to analyse the surfing behaviour of our users. We are able to compile information about the use of the individual components of our website by analysing the obtained data. This helps us to constantly improve our website and its user-friendliness. Our legitimate interest in processing data in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR also lies in these purposes. The anonymization of the IP address takes into account the interest of users in their protection of personal data.

 

4. Storage period

The data shall be erased automatically after 38 months.

 

5. Possibility of objection and erasure

You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings of your browser software; we would like to point out that in this case, however, you may not be able to make full use of all functions of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of such data by downloading and installing the browser-add-on.
Opt-out cookies prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. In order to prevent the collection by Universal Analytics across different devices, you must perform the opt-out on all systems which you use. If you click here, the opt-out cookie is set: Disable Google Analytics

 

 

 IX. Rights of the data subject

If your personal data is being processed, you are the data subject in terms of the GDPR and you are entitled to the following rights with respect to the controller:

  • Right of access (Article 15 GDPR)
  • Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure, “right to be forgotten” (Article 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)
  • Notification obligation regarding rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing (Article 19 GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)
  • Right to object (Article 21 GDPR)
  • Automated individual decision-making, including profiling (Article 22 GDPR)

You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data.

 

 

 

Wenn Sie Fragen zum Thema Datenschutz haben, setzen Sie sich gerne mit uns in Kontakt: datenschutz@remove-this.interrogare.de

 

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Interrogare GmbH

Karl-Eilers-Str. 14-18

33602 Bielefeld

Germany

Phone: +49 521 557 810 0

E-mail: info@interrogare.de

Website: www.interrogare.de

Name and Address of the Data Protection Officer