We are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection is of particular importance to us. Using our website is possible without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wants to use special services of our company through our website, processing of personal data might be necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.
As the controller, we have implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, data subjects are free to transmit personal data to us using alternative methods, such as by telephone.
a) Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as “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 one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity of that natural person.
b) Data subject
Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller.
Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting its processing in the future.
Profiling is any form of automated processing of personal data which consists of using this personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or movements of this natural person.
Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
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 controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to whom the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.
j) 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.
Consent 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.
Name and address of the controller responsible for processing
The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the European Union member states and other provisions with data protection character is:
The Padel Group GmbH
Tel.: +49 176 63225408
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The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.
The cookie settings can be changed at any time via the following link.
Collection of general data and information
With every visit to the website of PadelCity by a data subject or an automated system, a range of general data and information is collected and stored in the server log files. This general data and information may include (1) the type and version of the browser used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) other similar data and information that serve to avert threats in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
We do not draw any conclusions about the data subject when using this general data and information. Rather, this information is needed to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) optimize the contents of our website as well as its advertising, (3) ensure the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. Therefore, these anonymously collected data and information are evaluated statistically by us, on the one hand, and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company, in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
Registration on our website
The data subject has the possibility to register on the website of the data controller by providing personal data. The personal data transmitted to the data controller for processing will be based on the input mask used for the registration. The personal data entered by the data subject will be collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the data controller and for their own purposes. The data controller may arrange for the disclosure of this personal data to one or more processors, such as a parcel delivery service, who will also use the personal data exclusively for internal use attributable to the data controller.
When a data subject registers on the website of the data controller, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) to the data subject, the date, and time of the registration will also be stored. The storage of this data is done in the interest of preventing the misuse of our services and to enable the investigation of committed offenses if necessary. Therefore, the storage of this data is necessary to secure the data controller. Insofar as there is no legal obligation to disclose or the disclosure serves to prosecute offenses, this data will not be disclosed to third parties.
The registration of the data subject, with the voluntary provision of personal data, enables the data controller to offer content or services that can only be offered to registered users due to the nature of the matter. Registered persons are free to modify the personal data provided during registration at any time or to have them completely deleted from the data stock of the data controller.
The data controller provides each data subject with information at any time upon request about which personal data is stored about the data subject. Furthermore, the data controller corrects or deletes personal data at the request or indication of the data subject, insofar as there are no statutory storage obligations. The entire staff of the data controller is available to the data subject as a contact person in this context.
Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The controller shall process and store personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the storage purpose or as provided for by the European directive and regulatory authority or any other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.
If the storage purpose no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European directive and regulatory authority or any other competent legislator expires, the personal data shall be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
Rights of the data subject
a) Right to confirmation
Every data subject shall have the right granted by the European directive and regulatory authority to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may at any time contact any employee of the controller.
b) Right to information
Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European directive and regulatory authority to obtain from the controller free information about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European directive and regulatory authority has granted the data subject access to the following information:
the purposes of the processing
the categories of personal data processed
the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations
where possible, the envisaged duration for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that duration
the existence of the right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning
the data subject or to restriction of processing by the controller or to object to such processing
the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source
the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.
Furthermore, the data subject has the right to obtain information as to whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to be informed about the appropriate safeguards related to the transfer.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, they may contact an employee of the data controller responsible for processing at any time.
c) Right to rectification
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator to demand immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning them. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, taking into account the purposes of the processing, also by means of a supplementary statement.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, they may contact an employee of the data controller responsible for processing at any time.
d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator to demand from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning them without undue delay, provided one of the following grounds applies and the processing is not necessary:
The personal data was collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which it is no longer necessary.
The data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR or Art. 9(2)(a) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21(2) GDPR.
The personal data has been unlawfully processed.
The erasure of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
The personal data was collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Art. 8(1) GDPR.
If one of the above-mentioned reasons applies and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by PadelCity, they may contact an employee of the data controller responsible for processing at any time. We will ensure that the request for erasure is complied with immediately.
If the personal data has been made public by PadelCity and our company as the controller according to Art. 17(1) GDPR is obliged to delete the personal data, we will take appropriate measures, including technical ones, taking into account the available technology and implementation costs, to inform other data controllers processing the published personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure of all links to or copies or replications of such personal data, unless the processing is necessary.
e) Right to restriction of processing
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation maker, to demand from the controller the restriction of processing if one of the following conditions is met:
The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use.
The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
If one of the above conditions is met and a data subject wants to request the restriction of processing of personal data stored with us, they may contact an employee of the controller at any time. We will arrange for the restriction of processing.
f) Right to data portability
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation maker, to receive the personal data concerning them, which they have provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. They also have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where:
The processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, and
The processing is carried out by automated means, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Furthermore, in exercising their right to data portability under Article 20(1) GDPR, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and if doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
To exercise the right to data portability, the data subject may contact us at any time.
g) Right to object
Any person whose personal data is being processed has the right, granted by the European legislator, to object at any time, on grounds relating to their particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning them, which is based on Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.
We shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Where personal data are 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 or her for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by us for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
To exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact any employee. The data subject is also free to exercise their right to object in relation to the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by automated means using technical specifications.
h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
Any person whose personal data is being processed has the right, granted by the European legislator, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, unless the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is made with the data subject’s explicit consent.
If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is made with the data subject’s explicit consent, we shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express their point of view and to contest the decision.
If the data subject wishes to exercise rights relating to automated decision-making, he or she may at any time directly contact any employee of the data controller.
i) Right to withdraw consent
Any person whose personal data is being processed has the right, granted by the European legislator, to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise their right to withdraw consent, he or she may at any time directly contact any employee of the data controller.
Data protection provisions on the use and application of Facebook
The data controller has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.
A social network is an online meeting place operated on the Internet, an online community that typically enables users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences, or it allows the online community to provide personal or company-related information. Among other things, Facebook allows users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos, and network through friend requests.
The operator of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If a data subject lives outside the USA or Canada, the controller for the processing of personal data is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
By calling up any of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook component to download a display of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. An overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be accessed at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_US. As part of this technical process, Facebook gains knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is simultaneously logged in to Facebook, Facebook recognizes with each call-up to our website by the data subject and for the entire duration of their stay on our website, which specific sub-site of our website was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Facebook component and associated with the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into our website, for example the “Like” button, or if the data subject submits a comment, Facebook matches this information with the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.
Facebook always receives, through the Facebook component, information about a visit to our website by the data subject whenever the data subject is simultaneously logged in to Facebook at the time of calling up our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If such a transmission of information to Facebook is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Facebook account before a call-up to our website is made.
The data policy published by Facebook, which is available at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing, and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains the privacy settings that Facebook offers to protect the data subject’s privacy. In addition, different applications are available that allow the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook.
The data controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymization function) into this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection, gathering, and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects data, among other things, about the website from which a person concerned has come to a website (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for which duration a subpage was viewed. Web analysis is mainly used for the optimization of a website and for cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.
The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The data controller uses the “_gat._anonymizeIp” add-on for web analysis through Google Analytics. By means of this add-on, the IP address of the internet connection of the data subject is shortened and anonymized by Google if access to our website is from a member state of the European Union or another contracting state of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze visitor traffic on our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website in order to compile online reports showing the activities on our website and to provide further services related to the use of our website.
Google Analytics sets a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. Cookies have already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and into which a Google Analytics component was integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to transmit data for online analysis purposes to Google through the respective Google Analytics component. As part of this technical process, Google receives knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which Google uses, among other things, to trace the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission settlements.
Using the cookie, personal information, such as the access time, the location from which an access originated, and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject, is stored. Every time our website is visited, this personal data, including the IP address used by the data subject’s internet connection, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may transfer this personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.
The data subject may prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as explained above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.
Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to the collection of data generated by Google Analytics related to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google and to prevent such collection. For this purpose, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions from Google can be accessed at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail at this link: https://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/.
Data protection provisions for the use of YouTube
The controller has integrated components of YouTube on this website. YouTube is an internet video portal that enables video publishers to upload video clips for free and allows users to view, rate, and comment on them. YouTube permits the publication of all types of videos, including complete films and television shows, as well as music videos, trailers, or user-generated videos accessible via the internet portal.
The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
Every time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, is accessed, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information about YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/en/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google become aware of which specific subpage of our website was visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is simultaneously logged into YouTube, YouTube recognizes which specific subpage of our website containing a YouTube video the data subject is visiting with each call-up to a subpage. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.
YouTube and Google receive information via the YouTube component whenever the data subject visits our website, provided that the data subject is logged into YouTube at the time of accessing our website, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If such transmission of this information to YouTube and Google is not desired by the data subject, the data subject can prevent the transmission by logging out of their YouTube account before accessing our website.
Data protection provisions for payment transactions
The data controller has integrated components for digital, cashless payment processing on this website.
For the purpose of fulfilling the contract, personal data will be transmitted to the commissioned payment service provider. The data transfer is protected by the “SSL” process. PadelCity does not store payment data in its own systems, the data is stored in a so-called “vault” at the respective service provider. Booking and payment processing is handled by the booking providers Playtomic or Eversports.
Calle Lagasca 88,
Fl8, door 2, 28001 Madrid
Jakov-Lind-Strasse 13 / H / 5th floor
1020 Vienna, Austria
The applicable data protection provisions of Playtomic SL (https://playtomic.io/privacy-policy) and Eversports GmbH (https://www.eversportsmanager.com/de/privacy-policy/) apply.
Payment by direct debit, Visa, or Mastercard:
Stripe Payments Europe Ltd
Block 4, Harcourt Centre
Stripe is PCI DSS certified. Stripe may transfer, process, and store personal data outside the EU and is subject to the Safe Harbor Agreement.
Payment via PayPal:
PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A.
22-24 Boulevard Royal
All data required for payment processing is securely transmitted via the “SSL” process. PayPal may transfer, process, and store personal data outside the EU. In doing so, PayPal is subject to the Safe Harbor Agreement. If you use PayPal, you agree to PayPal’s data protection provisions.
The personal data exchanged with the service provider includes first name, last name, email address, IP address, as well as the data necessary for the respective payment method (account number or credit card number, expiration date, code). The transmission of data is intended for payment processing and fraud prevention. The data controller will also transmit personal data if there is a legitimate interest in doing so. This transmission is intended for identity and creditworthiness checks.
Stripe and PayPal may disclose personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors to the extent necessary to fulfill contractual obligations or to process data on behalf of the data controller.
The data subject has the opportunity to revoke consent to the handling of personal data at any time with PayPal or Stripe. A revocation does not affect personal data that must be processed, used, or transmitted in a mandatory (contractual) manner for payment processing.
The applicable data protection provisions of Stripe (https://stripe.com/de/privacy) and PayPal (https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full) apply.
The controller responsible for data processing uses a service provider called Mailchimp for the technical delivery of newsletters:
Rocket Science Group, LLC
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000
Atlanta, GA 30308
To do this, we transmit your email address to Mailchimp, which means that we disclose your data to third parties in a non-secure third country. Different data protection conditions apply in the USA. For data processing in a non-EU member state, an appropriate level of data protection must be ensured under data protection law. Mailchimp is certified under the “Privacy Shield” and is therefore on the “Privacy Shield List”, which means that an “appropriate level of data protection” exists when processing data in these companies. Mailchimp, operated by Rocket Science Group, LLC, is certified and this can be read here. We have also concluded a “Data Processing Agreement” contract with Mailchimp.
Unsubscribe / Subscribe
By confirming your email address, we will add you to our distribution list – if you have clicked on this during registration. In every email, you have the option to unsubscribe from the newsletter.
Statistical surveys and analyses
The newsletters contain a pixel graphic that is retrieved from Mailchimp’s server when the newsletter is opened. Technical information such as browser and system, IP address, and time of retrieval are recorded during this retrieval. This information is used to technically improve the system based on technical data, reading behavior, and retrieval locations (which can be determined by the IP address).
Determining whether the newsletter was opened, when, and which links were clicked also forms part of the statistical surveys. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to individual recipients. The targeted observation of individuals is not our goal; the group-based evaluations are intended to understand the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content accordingly or to send different content based on the interests of our users.
Legal basis for the General Data Protection Regulation
Based on the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on May 25, 2018, the following information is provided: The consents to send the email addresses are given based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, 7 GDPR and § 7 para. 2 no. 3 or para. 3 UWG. The use of the Mailchimp delivery service, the performance of statistical surveys and analyses, and the logging of the registration process are based on our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We want to use a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that meets both our business interests and the expectations of users.
In accordance with the legal requirements (Art. 21 GDPR), you can object to the future processing of your personal data at any time. Further objection options (also for other websites and systems) can be found at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/.
Legal basis for processing
Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for processing operations where we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, such as in the case of processing operations necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(b) GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, such as in the case of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for compliance with tax obligations, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(c) GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his or her name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Article 6(1)(d) GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. He considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47, second sentence, GDPR).
Legitimate interests pursued by the controller or a third party
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, our legitimate interest is the conduct of our business activities for the benefit of all our employees and shareholders.
Period for which the personal data will be stored
The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.
Legal or contractual regulations regarding the provision of personal data; necessity for contract conclusion; obligation of the data subject to provide personal data; possible consequences of non-provision.
We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information about the contract partner). In some cases, it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that we must subsequently process in order to conclude a contract. The data subject may, for example, be obliged to provide us with personal data when our company enters into a contract with him or her. Failure to provide the personal data would result in the contract with the data subject not being concluded. Before providing personal data, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is legally or contractually required, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and what the consequences of non-provision of the personal data would be.
Existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible company, we do not use automated decision-making or profiling.