Data Privacy Statement

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Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in our company as well as in our services and solutions.

Preliminary Note
§ 1 Definition
§ 2 Information on the processing of personal data and provider identification
§ 3 Data security
§ 4 Processing of personal data
§ 5 Legal basis for processing
§ 6 Deletion of your personal data
§ 7 Rights of data subjects
§ 8 Links to other websites
§ 9 Integration of Google Maps
§ 10 Contact person for data protection
Preliminary Note

Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in our company as well as in our services and solutions.

Data protection and data security have a high priority in our company – we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. For this purpose, we have implemented technical and organizational measures to ensure that the requirements of the relevant data protection laws, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), are met. The compliance with high security standards when using our website is a central concern for us in order to be able to guarantee that your personal data is handled in a data protection compliant manner.

§ 1 Definition

We use the following terms in this privacy statement:

(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.

(2) Data Subject

A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

(3) Processing

‘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.

(4) Restriction of Processing

‘Restriction of processing’ means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

(5) Profiling

‘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 analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

(6) Pseudonymization

‘Pseudonymization’ means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be allocated to a specific data subject without the use of additional information. It is provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

(7) Controller or person responsible for the processing

‘Controller’ or ‘person responsible for the processing’ describes 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. If the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

(8) Processor

‘Processor’ means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

(9) Recipient

The ‘recipient’ is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to which personal data are disclosed, whether or not that person is a third party. However, any authority, which may receive personal data under a particular investigation mandate in accordance with Union law or the law of the Member States, shall not be considered a recipient.

(10) Third party

‘Third party’ means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorized to process personal data.

(11) Consent

‘Consent’ shall mean any voluntary, informed and unambiguous expression by the data subject of his or her will in the particular case, in the form of a statement or other unequivocal confirmatory act, indicating that he or she consents to the processing of his or her personal data.

§ 2 Information on the processing of personal data and provider identification

(1) In the following we inform you about the processing of personal data when using this website.

(2) Service provider according to § 13 Telemediengesetz (TMG) and responsible body according to the EU data protection regulation is BetaTech GmbH, see our imprint.

§ 3 Data security

We maintain current technical measures to ensure data security, in particular to protect your personal data from the dangers of data transmission and from third parties gaining knowledge. These are adapted to the current state of the art.

§ 4 Processing of personal data

(1) The use of this website is for informational purposes only. We do not process any personal data, with the exception of data transmitted by your browser to enable you to visit the website.

These are:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Contents of the request (concrete page)
  • Access Status/HTTP Status Code
  • Amount of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request originates
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software

(2) When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide us with (your e-mail address, possibly your name and telephone number) will be stored by us in order to answer your enquiry. We will delete the data in this context in accordance with the legal requirements, if the storage is no longer necessary, or limit processing, if there are legal storage obligations.

§ 5 Legal basis for processing

(1) As far as you have given us your consent for the processing of your personal data, this was the legal basis for the processing (Art. 6 para. 1 letter a GDPR).

(2) 6 para. 1 letter b GDPR provides the legal basis for the processing of personal data for the purposes of initiating or fulfilling a contract with you.

(3) If the processing of your personal data is necessary for the fulfilment of our legal obligations (e.g. for the storage of data), we are entitled to do so in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter. c GDPR.

(4) In addition, we process personal data for the purposes of asserting our legitimate interests and the legitimate interests of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter f GDPR.. Die Maintaining the functionality of our IT systems, but also the marketing of our own and third-party products and services as well as the legally required documentation of business contacts are such legitimate interests.

§ 6 Deletion of your personal data

Your IP address, which we only store for security reasons, will be deleted after fourteen days. We will also delete your personal data as soon as the purpose for which we have collected and processed the data no longer applies. Beyond this time the data will only be stored if this is necessary in accordance with the laws, regulations or other legal provisions of the European Union or a member state of the European Union to which we are subject.

§ 7 Rights of data subjects

Access to personal data

You have the right to request the following information from the responsible person:

  • the purposes for which the personal data will be processed;
  • the categories in which personal data are processed;
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal information about you has been or will be disclosed;
  • the planned duration of the storage of your personal data or, if this is not possible, criteria for determining the storage duration;
  • You have the right to request information as to whether your personal data will be transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees according to Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transmission.

(2) Right to correction

You have the right to demand the correction and/or completion of any inaccurate or incomplete personal data concerning you from the data controller. The data controller is responsible for correcting the data immediately.

(3) Right to deletion

a) You may request the data controller to delete your personal data immediately and the data controller is obliged to delete such data without delay if one of the following reasons applies:

  • Your personal data are no longer required by the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed..
  • You revoke the consent upon which the processing was based in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  • You object to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and there are no legitimate predominant reasons for the processing, or you object to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR.
  • Your personal data has been processed unlawfully.
  • The deletion of your personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation according to Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject..
  • Your personal data have been collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 para. 1 GDPR.

b) Information to third parties

If the responsible entity discloses your personal data and is obliged to delete them in accordance with Art. 17 (1) GDPR, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, under consideration of the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform the data controllers processing the personal data that you, as the data subject, have requested them to delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data.

c) Exceptions

The right to deletion shall not apply if the processing is necessary.

  • for exercising freedom of expression and information;
  • to fulfil a legal obligation required by the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject or to perform a task inherent in the public interest or performed in the exercise of official authority entrusted to the controller;
  • for reasons of public interest in the interest of public health according to Art. 9 para. 2 lit. h and i as well as Art. 9 para. 3 GDPR;
  • for archive purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes according to Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, to the extent that the law referred to under section a) is likely to prevent or seriously impair the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
  • for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

(4) Right to limitation of processing

Under the following conditions, you may request the processing of your personal data to be limited:

  • if you dispute the accuracy of your personal data for a period of time that allows the data processor to verify the accuracy of your personal data;
  • the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request the restriction of the usage of personal data;
  • the data controller no longer requires the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or
  • if you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the justified reasons of the data processor outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, such data – with the exception of their storage – may be processed only with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal rights or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.

If the processing restriction has been limited in accordance with the aforementioned conditions, you will be informed by the data processor before the restriction is withdrawn.

(5) Right to restriction of processing

At any time, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for reasons arising from your particular situation, including profiling based on these provisions, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR.

The responsible party will no longer process your personal data unless he can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If your personal data is processed for the purpose of direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling in so far as it is connected with such direct advertising.

If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.

(6) Right to revoke the data protection consent declaration

You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time, without special justification. The revocation of your consent does not affect the legality of the processing performed on the basis of your consent until you revoke it. The affected party is aware that such a revocation can have effects on the continuation of the contractual relationship.

(7) Right to data transferability

You have the right to receive your personal data in a structured, common and machine-readable format, which you have provided to the responsible person.

(8) Right to complain to the supervisory authority

You have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by the responsible party.

§ 8 Links to other websites

(1) As the provider of our website, we are responsible for the content of our own online offering. We may have to distinguish between these own contents and links to contents provided by other parties, for which we cannot assume any responsibility and do not adopt their contents as our own. However, we have no influence on whether the website operators linked to us comply with the relevant data protection regulations. This privacy statement does not apply to the websites of other providers. Not even if they are accessed via links on the BetaTech GmbH website.

(2) For this reason, please observe the respective data protection regulations of the other providers. We therefore accept no liability for the content of external websites. Only the respective third party provider is liable for damages caused by erroneous or illegal contents of his website.

§ 9 Integration of Google Maps

On this website we use the services of Google Maps. This allows you to browse our locations. You will be provided with interactive maps directly on the website, which allows you to use the map function conveniently. When you visit the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data specified under “Visit to the website and purpose of data use” of this declaration are transmitted. This is independent of whether Google offers a user account that you are logged in to or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in with Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want your profile to be associated with Google, you will have to log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or the needs-based design of the Google website. Such evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) in order to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website.  You have the right to object to the generation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this right. Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plug-in provider can be found in Google’s privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights concerning this as well as setting options to protect your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy Google also processes your personal data in the USA and is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework

§ 10 Contact person for data protection

Ms Katrin Metz
Justus-von-Liebig-Straße 18
53121 Bonn
info@betatech.de

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