Privacy policy

Introduction and general information

 

Thank you for your interest in our website. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. In the following, you will find information on how we handle your data that is collected through your use of our website. Your data will be processed in accordance with the legal regulations on data protection.

 

Responsible party in the sense of data protection law

 

dotsvarm GmbH
Altenhöferallee 116
60438 Frankfurt am Main
datenschutz@dotsvarm.com
+49 (0) 69 5899 6538

 

Definitions

 

Our data protection declaration is intended to be simple and understandable for everyone. In this privacy policy, the official terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) are generally used. The official definitions are explained in Art. 4 DSGVO.

 

Data processing by visiting our website

 

When you call up our web pages, it is technically necessary for data to be transmitted to our web server via your Internet browser. The following data is recorded during an ongoing connection for communication between your internet browser and our web server:

 

  • Date and time of the request
  • Name of the requested file
  • Page from which the file was requested
  • Access status
  • Web browser and operating system used
  • (Complete) IP address of the requesting computer
  • Amount of data transferred

 

We collect the listed data to ensure a smooth connection setup of the website and to enable a comfortable use of our website by the users. In addition, the log file is used to evaluate system security and stability as well as for administrative purposes. The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data or the log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

 

For reasons of technical security, in particular to defend against attempted attacks on our web server, we store this data for a short time. On the basis of this data, it is not possible for us to draw conclusions about individual persons. After 14 days at the latest, the data is anonymized by shortening the IP address at domain level, so that it is no longer possible to establish a link to the individual user.

 

In addition, the data is processed in anonymized form for statistical purposes, if necessary. This data is never stored together with other personal data of the user, compared with other data or passed on to third parties.

 

Contact form and contact by e-mail

 

If you send us inquiries via contact form or e-mail, your data from the inquiry form or your e-mail, including your first and last name, title, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. The specification of an e-mail address is required to contact you, the specification of your name and telephone number is voluntary. Under no circumstances will we pass on this data without your consent. The legal basis for the processing of the data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO and, if applicable, Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO, if your request is aimed at concluding a contract. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request, provided that there are no legal obligations to retain data. You can object to the processing of your personal data at any time in the case of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.

 

Matomo Analytics

 

This website uses Matomo, an open source, self-hosted software to collect anonymous usage data for this website.

 

The visitor behavior data is collected to find out any problems such as pages not found, search engine problems or unpopular pages. Once the data is processed (number of visitors who see error pages or only one page, etc.), Matomo generates reports for website owners to act on. (layout changes, new content, etc.).

 

Matomo processes the following data:

 

  • Cookies
  • Anonymized IP addresses by removing the last 2 bytes (i.e. 198.51.0.0 instead of 198.51.100.54)
  • Pseudo-anonymized location (based on the anonymized IP address
  • Date and time
  • Title of the accessed page
  • URL of the accessed page
  • URL of the previous page (if it allows it)
  • Screen resolution
  • Local time
  • Files that were clicked and downloaded
  • External links
  • Duration of page load
  • Country, region, city (with low accuracy due to IP address)
  • Main language of the browser
  • User agent of the browser
  • Interactions with forms (but not their content)

 

Cookies

 

Our website uses cookies, which are stored by the browser on your device and which contain certain settings for the use of the website (e.g. for the current session). Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted after closing the browser. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them or the storage period expires. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

 

In part, the cookies are used to simplify website processes by storing settings (e.g. providing already selected options). If personal data is also processed by individual cookies implemented by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO either for the execution of the contract or in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO to protect our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website as well as a customer-friendly and effective design of the site visit. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The cookie settings can be managed under the following links for the respective browsers.

 

 

You can also individually manage the cookies of many companies and functions that are used for advertising. To do this, use the corresponding user tools, available at https://www.aboutads.info/choices/. Most browsers also offer a so-called "do-not-track" function, which allows you to specify that you do not want to be "tracked" by websites. When this feature is enabled, the browser tells ad networks, websites, and applications that you do not want to be tracked for behavioral advertising and the like. For information and instructions on how to edit this feature, depending on your browser provider, see the links below:

 

 

Additionally, you can prevent loading of so-called scripts by default. NoScript allows JavaScripts, Java and other plug-ins to run only on trusted domains of your choice. Information and instructions on how to edit this feature are available from your browser vendor (e.g. for Mozilla Firefox at: https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/noscript/). Please note that if you disable cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

 

Data transfer and recipients

 

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties unless if we have explicitly indicated this in the description of the respective data processing.
if you have given your express consent to this in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO,
the disclosure according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data,
in the event that there is a legal obligation for the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO, and
as far as this is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO.
We also use external service providers for the processing of our services, which we have carefully selected and commissioned in writing. They are bound by our instructions and are regularly monitored by us. With whom we have, if necessary, concluded order processing contracts in accordance with Art. 28 DSGVO. These are service providers for web hosting, sending emails and maintenance and care of our IT systems, etc. The service providers will not share this data with third parties.

 

Data security

 

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk in accordance with Article 32 of the GDPR, taking into account the state of the art, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing, as well as the varying likelihood and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons. This website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content.

 

Duration of storage of personal data

 

The duration of the storage of personal data is measured by the relevant statutory retention periods (e.g. from commercial law and tax law). After expiry of the respective period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted. If data is required for the fulfillment or initiation of a contract or if we have a legitimate interest in continuing to store it, the data will be deleted when it is no longer required for these purposes or you have exercised your right of revocation or objection.

 

Your rights

 

In the following, you will find information on which data subject rights the applicable data protection law grants you vis-à-vis the controller with regard to the processing of your personal data:

 

The right to request information about your personal data processed by us pursuant to Article 15 of the GDPR.
In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details.

 

The right, in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, to demand the immediate correction of incorrect or completion of your personal data stored by us.

 

The right, pursuant to Art. 17 DSGVO, to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

 

The right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and we no longer need the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO.

 

The right, pursuant to Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another controller.

 

The right to complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of the federal state of our registered office stated above or, if applicable, that of your usual place of residence or workplace for this purpose.

 

Right to revoke consent given in accordance with Art. 7 (3) DSGVO: You have the right to revoke consent to the processing of data once given at any time with effect for the future. In the event of revocation, we will immediately delete the data concerned, unless further processing can be based on a legal basis for processing without consent. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

 

Right of objection

 

If your personal data is processed by us on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO, insofar as this is done for reasons arising from your particular situation. Insofar as the objection is directed against the processing of personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, you have a general right of objection without the requirement to specify a particular situation. If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to datenschutz@dotsvarm.com.

 

External links

 

Social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Xing, etc.) are integrated on our website only as a link to the corresponding services. After clicking on the embedded text/image link, you will be redirected to the page of the respective provider. Only after the redirection, user information is transferred to the respective provider. For information on the handling of your personal data when using these websites, please refer to the respective data protection provisions of the providers you use.

 

Subject to change

 

We reserve the right to adapt or update this data protection declaration if necessary in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations. In this way, we can adapt it to the current legal requirements and take into account changes to our services, e.g. when introducing new services. The most current version applies to your visit.

 

Status of this data protection declaration: 07.04.2022