LAST UPDATED AUG, 2021
We are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of the contactify AG. The use of the contactify AG website is possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a person concerned wishes to use special services provided by our enterprise via our website, processing of personal data could become 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 person concerned.
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a person concerned, shall always be in line with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the contactify AG. By means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, persons concerned are informed of the rights to which they are entitled by means of this data protection declaration.
As the person responsible, contactify AG has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can always have security vulnerabilities, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.
1.1 Personal Data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter " person concerned "). 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.
1.2 Person concerned
Person concerned is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the person responsible.
Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
1.4 Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.
Profiling is any automated processing of personal data which consists in using personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects of that person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or change of location.
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 separate and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
1.7 Person responsible or in charge of the processing
The person responsible or in charge of the processing is 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 person responsible or the specific criteria for his or her designation may be provided for under 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 person responsible.
A recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not a third party. However, authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation task under Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients.
1.10 Third party
Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the person concerned, the person responsible, the processor and the persons authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the person responsible or the processor.
Consent is any voluntarily given expression of content by the person concerned in a specific case in an informed and unambiguous manner in the form of a statement or any other unambiguous affirmative act by which the person concerned indicates his or her agreement to the processing of personal data relating to the person concerned.
2. Name and address of the person responsible
The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is the:
The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate 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 programmes. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the person concerned deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.
4. Collection of general data and information
The website contactify.biz of the contactify AG collects a series of general data and information every time a person concerned or an automated system calls up the website. This general data and information is stored in the server's log files. The following data may be collected: (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (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 danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, the contactify AG does not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, this information is needed (1) to deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) to optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for these, (3) to ensure the long-term operability of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. Therefore, the contactify AG analyzes anonymously collected data and information on one hand for statistical purposes and on the other hand for the purpose of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, so as to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.
4.1 Personal Information
When you visit www.contactify.biz, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone and some of the cookies installed on your device. When you browse contactify.biz, we also collect information about the individual web pages or products you view, which websites or search terms referred you to contactify.biz, and information about how you interact with the website. We refer to this automatically collected information as "device information".
We collect device information using the following technologies:
"Cookies" are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often contain an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies and how you can disable cookies, please see http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
"Log files" track actions on the website and collect data such as your IP address, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages and date/time stamp.
"Web beacons", "tags" and "pixels" are electronic files used to record information about how you browse contactify.biz.
When you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through www.contactify.biz, we also collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information, email address and telephone number. We refer to this information as "order information".
4.2 Ensuring data protection and privacy
contactify 2.0 is our hardware-based SaaS product that allows a customer or a company to digitise their CRM, HR or email signature business as well as their business card infrastructure, which is paired with the contactify AG products.
You have full control over your contactify AG profiles, physical cards and the people you share the information with. Either via link sharing, QR codes, NFC, email and more. You can choose what information and content is displayed with your contactify AG card and contactify AG platform profiles by having full control over the information you have filled in your account. Through the Access setting in your Company Portal, the administrator can determine what information can be added and edited by employees. The restrictions can only be made by the company's internal administrator and serve as a control mechanism for the transfer of information.
contactify AG cannot be held responsible if someone is able to scan/load your physical card while you were not aware of it. To prevent this, we suggest keeping track of where you share your Card URLs and where you store your contactify AG Card.
What information you choose to share is entirely up to you. By adding and deleting information or entire platforms, the control over your information is completely yours. This feature ensures that you determine what information you can and cannot share.
If you want to delete your entire account, including administrator information, contact us. Individual platforms and information can be deleted by you at any time.
After 30 days, the information you have shared will be permanently deleted (due to backups). Remember that information that others have collected from you through interaction with you and your information is not part of your account and therefore will not be deleted along with the account. The URL will be deleted and your profiles will no longer be visible. People who have saved your contact information in their phone or on another device will not be deleted.
The data you fill in yourself is processed in our database and stored on an external database provided by Microsoft Azure to ensure that your contactify AG profile works properly.
In the event of activation or licensing of the send-back function within the scope of the contactify 2.0 product, third parties who send your data to a customer of contactify AG confirm that they agree to the storage of your transmitted data on the contactify AG database as well as on the respective data storage system of contactify AG.
4.3 Legal basis for the processing of Personal Data pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation
We may process your personal data because:
- We have to fulfil a contract with you.
- You have given us permission to.
- The processing is carried out in our legitimate interest and is not overridden by your rights.
- For the purpose of payment processing.
- To comply with the law.
- For the provision of our SaaS product (contactify AG platforms).
4.3.1 Data retention
We will retain and use your personal information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we need to retain your information to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes and enforce our legal agreements and policies.
We will also retain usage data for internal analysis purposes. Usage data is generally retained for a shorter period of time unless it is used to improve the security or functionality of our service or we are required by law to retain it for longer periods of time.
4.3.2 Data transmission
Your information, including Personal Information, may be transferred to and maintained on computers outside your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where privacy laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.
If you are outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and choose to provide information to us, please note that we will transfer the data, including staff data, to and process it in the European Economic Area (EEA).
If you are located within the European Economic Area (EEA) and choose to send your contactify AG Platforms to individuals located outside the European Economic Area (EEA), please note that we will transfer the data, including Personal Data, to them on your behalf.
4.3.3 Disclosure of data
220.127.116.11 Business transaction
18.104.22.168 Disclosure to law enforcement authorities
In certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to legitimate requests from public authorities (e.g. a court or government agency).
22.214.171.124 Legal requirements
We may disclose your personal information if we believe in good faith that it is necessary to:
- To comply with a legal obligation.
- To prevent or investigate possible misconduct in connection with the Service.
- To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public.
- To protect against legal liability.
126.96.36.199 Data security
The security of your information is important to us, but please remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Although we endeavour to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
4.4 How do we protect your data?
contactify AG takes the security of your Personal Data very seriously. We make every effort to protect your Personal Data from loss, unauthorised access, alteration or disclosure.
Access to your Personal Data is only permitted among our staff on a need-to-know basis. We will only access your contactify AG Platforms if we have permission to do so in the event that you require support or assistance with set-up or other issues.
The security of your information is important to us, but please remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Although we endeavour to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
4.5 Do we sell your Personal Data to third parties?
4.6 What are your rights?
When we process your Personal Data, you have a number of rights regarding the processing of the data and you can exercise these rights at any time. Below is an overview of these rights and what this means for you. You can exercise your rights by sending a request via the following link: Help center
- The right to be informed. You have the right to receive clear, transparent and easy-to- understand information about how we use your Personal Data and what your rights are. That is why we are providing you with the information in this notice.
- The right of access and rectification. You have the right to access, correct or update your Personal Data at any time. We know how important this is and should you wish to exercise your rights, please contact us.
- The right to data portability. The Personal Data you have provided to us is transferable. This means that it can be moved, copied or electronically transferred in certain circumstances.
- The right to erasure. In certain circumstances, you have the right to request that we delete your data. If you wish to delete the Personal Data we hold about you, please let us know and we will take reasonable steps to comply with your request in accordance with the law.
- The right to lodge a complaint with the local supervisory authority. You have the right to lodge a complaint directly with your local supervisory authority about how we process your Personal Data. You can find more details at http://www.dataprotection.ro.
- The right to withdraw consent. If you have given your consent to anything we do with your Personal Data (i.e. we rely on consent as the legal basis for processing your Personal Data), you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (although if you do so, it does not mean that anything we have done with your Personal Data with your consent up to that point is unlawful).
If you have any questions or would like to complain about a possible breach of local data protection laws, please send a request via the following link: Help center
5. Registration on our website
The person concerned has the possibility to register on the website of the person responsible for the processing by providing personal data. Which personal data is transmitted to the person responsible for the processing results from the respective input mask used for the registration. The personal data entered by the person concerned are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the person responsible for the processing and for his or her own purposes. The person responsible for the processing may arrange for the data to be transferred to one or more processors, such as a parcel service provider, who will also use the personal data exclusively for an internal use attributable to the person responsible for the processing.
By registering on the website of the controller, the IP address assigned by the internet service provider (ISP) of the data subject, the date and the time of registration are stored. This data is stored because it is the only way to prevent misuse of our services and, if necessary, to enable us to investigate crimes that have been committed. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary for the protection of the person responsible for the processing. As a matter of principle, this data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to pass it on or the passing on serves the purpose of criminal prosecution.
The registration of the person concerned by voluntarily providing personal data serves the purpose of the person responsible to offer the person concerned content or services which, due to the nature of the matter, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to modify the personal data provided during registration at any time or to have it completely deleted from the persons responsible database.
The person responsible for the processing shall provide any data subject at any time, upon request, with information about which personal data are stored about the data subject. Furthermore, the person responsible for the processing shall correct or delete personal data at the request or indication of the data subject, provided that there is no legal obligation to retain such data. The entire staff of the controller shall be available to the person concerned as contact persons in this context.
6. Subscription to our newsletter
On the contactify.biz website of the contactify AG, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our enterprise newsletter. The personal data transmitted to the controller when the newsletter is ordered is specified in the input mask used for this purpose.
contactify.biz informs its customers and business partners at regular intervals by means of a newsletter about offers of the company. In principle, the newsletter of our company can only be received by the person concerned if (1) the person concerned has a valid e-mail address and (2) the person concerned registers for the newsletter mailing. For legal reasons, a confirmation email is sent to the email address entered by a data subject for the first time for the newsletter dispatch using the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation email is used to check whether the owner of the email address as the person concerned has authorised receipt of the newsletter.
When registering for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system used by the data subject at the time of registration, as assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP), 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 a person's email address at a later point in time and therefore serves as a legal safeguard for the controller.
The personal data collected in the context of a registration for the newsletter is used exclusively for sending our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by email if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a related registration, as could be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter offer or changes to the technical circumstances. The personal data collected within the scope of the newsletter service will not be passed on to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled by the person concerned at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data that the data subject has given us for the newsletter mailing can be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revoking consent, a corresponding link can be found in each newsletter. Furthermore, it is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the website of the controller or to inform the person responsible of this in another way.
The newsletter of contactify.biz contains so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in emails sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This enables a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, the contactify AG may see if and when an e- mail was opened by a data subject, and which links contained in the e-mail were called up by the data subject.
Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and analysed by the controller in order to optimise the newsletter dispatch and to better adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the person concerned. These personal data will not be passed on to third parties. The persons concerned are entitled at any time to revoke the separate declaration of consent submitted via the double opt-in procedure. After revocation, these personal data will be deleted by the data controller. The contactify AG automatically regards a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.
8. Contact option via the website
The contactify.biz website of contactify AG contains, on the basis of statutory provisions, data that enables a quick electronic contact to our company as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (email address). If a person concerned contacts the person responsible for the processing by email or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the person concerned are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted voluntarily by a person concerned to the person responsible for the processing will be stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the person concerned. This personal data is not passed on to third parties.
This means that if you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact data you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
9. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The person responsible for the processing shall process and store personal data of the person concerned only for the period of time necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage or if this has been provided for by the European Directive and Regulation or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the person responsible for the processing is subject.
If the purpose of the storage no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
10. Rights of the person concerned
The supplier's liability shall be governed by the statutory provisions, subject to paragraph 2 hereof.
The supplier is not liable for slight negligence, acts and omissions of its auxiliary persons or third parties and for erroneously incorrect price quotations. The supplier, its auxiliary persons and any vicarious agents are not liable for damage that has not occurred to the goods themselves in particular not for loss of profit or other financial losses or other indirect damage.
This exclusion of liability does not apply to personal injury, to damage caused intentionally or by gross negligence, as well as to damage which is covered by product liability legislation.
10.1 Right to confirmation
Every person concerned has the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, to obtain confirmation from the person responsible for the processing as to whether personal data are being processed. If a person concerned wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the person responsible for the processing.
10.2 Right to information
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to obtain at any time from the person responsible for the processing, free of charge, information about the personal data stored about that person and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European legislator has granted the data subject access to the following information:
- The processing purposes.
- The categories of personal data that are processed.
- The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organisations.
- 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.
- The existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning them or to restriction of processing by the person responsible or a right to object to such processing.
- The existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority.
- If the personal data are not collected from the person concerned: All available informationon the origin of the data.
- The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22 (1) and (4) of the GDPR and - at least in these cases - meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the person concerned.
Furthermore, the person concerned has the right to be informed whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the person concerned also has the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.
If a person concerned wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the person responsible for processing the data.
10.3 Right of rectification
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Parliament and the Council, to obtain the rectification without delay of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Furthermore, the person concerned has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, taking into account the purposes of the processing.
If a person concerned wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the person responsible for processing the data.
10.4 Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Parliament and the Council, to obtain from the controller the erasure without delay of personal data concerning him or her, where one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:
- The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they areno longer necessary.
- The person concerned withdraws the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
- The person concerned objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the person concerned objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
- The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
- The deletion of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation underUnion or Member State law to which the person responsible is subject.
- The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8(1) of the GDPR.
If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to arrange for the deletion of personal data stored by the contactify AG, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. The employee of the contactify AG will arrange for the deletion request to be complied with immediately.
If the personal data has been made public by the contactify AG, and our company as the person responsible is obliged to delete the personal data pursuant to Art. 17 (1) DSGVO, the contactify AG will implement reasonable measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, in order to inform other data controllers that process the published personal data that the person concerned has requested from those other data controllers to erase all links to the personal data or copies or replications of the personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The employee of contactify AG will arrange for the necessary action to be taken in individual cases.
10.5 Right to restrict processing
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Parliament and the Council, to obtain from the data controller the restriction of processing where one of the following conditions is met:
- The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the person concerned for a period enabling the person responsible to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
- The processing is unlawful, the person concerned objects to the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of the use of the personal data.
- The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the person concerned needs it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
- The person concerned has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) of the GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate grounds of the person responsible outweigh those of the person concerned.
If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by the contactify AG, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the contactify AG who is responsible for the processing. The employee of the contactify AG will arrange the restriction of the processing.
10.6 Right to data portability
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Parliament and the Council, to receive the personal data concerning that person, which the person concerned has provided to a person in charge, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. In addition, the person concerned has the right to transmit this data to another person responsible without hindrance from the person responsible to whom the personal data were provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of the 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 person responsible.
Furthermore, when exercising one' s right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the person concerned has the right to have the personal data transferred directly from one person responsible to another, insofar as this is technically feasible and insofar as this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.
In order to assert the right to data portability, the person concerned may at any time contact any employee of the contactify AG.
10.7 Right of objection
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to object at any time, on grounds relating to their particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning them which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the Data Protection Regulation. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The contactify AG 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 person concerned, or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If the contactify AG processes personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, the person concerned has the right to object at any time to processing of personal data for such marketing. This also applies to the profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If the person concerned objects to the contactify AG to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the contactify AG will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the person concerned has the right, on grounds relating to their particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning them which are processed by the contactify AG for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the Data Protection Act (DSGVO), unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
In order to exercise the right to object, the person concerned may directly contact any employee of the contactify AG or another employee. The person concerned is also free to exercise their right to object in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures involving the use of technical specifications.
10.8 Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Parliament and the Council, 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 that person, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the person concerned and the person responsible, or (2) is permitted by Union or Member State law to which the person responsible is subject, and that such law contains adequate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the person concerned, or (3) is made with the explicit consent of the person concerned.
If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the person concerned and the data controller, or (2) if it is made with the explicit consent of the person concerned, the contactify AG shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the person concerned, which include at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.
If the person concerned wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated decisions, the person concerned may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
10.9 Right to revoke consent under data protection law
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the person concerned wishes to exercise the right to withdraw consent, they may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
11. Data protection provisions on the use and application of Facebook
The controller has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.
A social network is a social meeting place operated on the internet, an online community that usually enables users to communicate and interact with each other in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences or enables the internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Facebook allows users of the social network, among other things, to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests.
The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The controller of personal data where a data subject lives outside the USA or Canada is Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically caused by the respective Facebook component to download a representation of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. A complete overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Facebook receives information about which specific sub- page of our website is visited by the data subject.
If the person concerned is logged into Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes which specific page of our website the person concerned is visiting each time the person concerned calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the person concerned. If the person concerned activates one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the "Like" button, or if the person concerned makes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the person concerned and stores this personal data.
Facebook always receives information via the Facebook component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged into Facebook at the same time as calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the person concerned does not want this information to be transmitted to Facebook, the person concerned can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Facebook account before accessing our website.
The data policy published by Facebook, which can be accessed at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains which setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress the transmission of data to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the person concerned to suppress the transmission of data to Facebook.
The controller has integrated Google AdSense on this website. Google AdSense is an online service that enables the placement of advertisements on third-party sites. Google AdSense is based on an algorithm which selects the advertisements displayed on third party sites according to the content of the respective third party site. Google AdSense allows interest-related targeting of the Internet user, which is implemented by generating individual user profiles.
The operating company of the Google AdSense component is Alphabet Inc., 1600 Amphi-theatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The purpose of the Google AdSense component is the integration of advertisements on our website. Google-AdSense sets a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Alphabet Inc. is enabled to analyse the use of our website. By each call-up of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Google AdSense component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically caused by the respective Google AdSense component to transmit data to Alphabet Inc. for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions. In the course of this technical procedure, Alphabet Inc. obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which Alphabet Inc. uses, among other things, to trace the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission settlements.
The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate 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 Alpha-bet Inc. from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Alphabet Inc. can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programmes.
Google AdSense also uses so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in web pages in order to enable log file recording and log file analysis, whereby a statistical evaluation can be carried out. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, Alphabet Inc. may see if and when a website was opened by a person concerned and which links were clicked by the person concerned. Among other things, tracking pixels are used to evaluate the flow of visitors to a website.
Via Google AdSense, personal data and information, which also includes the IP address and is necessary for the collection and billing of the advertisements displayed, are transferred to Alphabet Inc. in the United States of America. This personal data is stored and processed in the United States of America. Alphabet Inc. may pass on this personal data collected via the technical procedure to third parties.
Google AdSense is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.de/intl/de/adsense/start/.
The person responsible for the processing has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection, collation and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data about the website from which a person concerned has accessed a website (so-called referrers), which sub-pages of the website have been accessed or how often and for how long a sub-page has been viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and to analyse the costs and benefits of internet advertising.
The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphi-theatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The person responsible for the processing uses the add-on "_gat._anonymizeIp" for the web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, the IP address of the Internet connection of the person concerned is shortened and anonymised by Google if access to our Internet pages takes place from a member state of the European Union or from another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us showing the activities on our website and to provide other services in connection with the use of our website.
Google Analytics sets a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is enabled to analyse the use of our website.
Via Google AdSense, personal data and information, which also includes the IP address and is necessary for the collection and billing of the advertisements displayed, are transferred to Alphabet IncEach time a data subject accesses one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the internet browser on the person's information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical procedure, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which Google uses, among other things, to trace the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission invoicing.. in the United States of America. This personal data is stored and processed in the United States of America. Alphabet Inc. may pass on this personal data collected via the technical procedure to third parties.
By means of the cookie, personal information, such as the time of access, the location from which access originated and the frequency of visits to our website by the person concerned, is stored. Each time the person concerned visits our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the person concerned, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical procedure to third parties.
The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate 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 person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programmes.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.
This website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn functions is accessed, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn "Recommend" button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.
The controller has integrated Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is an internet advertising service that allows advertisers to place ads both in Google's search engine results and in the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to specify certain keywords in advance, by means of which an ad is displayed in Google's search engine results exclusively when the user retrieves a keyword-relevant search result with the search engine. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed to topic-relevant internet pages by means of an automatic algorithm and taking into account the previously defined keywords.
The operating company of the Google AdWords services is Google Inc., 1600 Amphithe-atre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The purpose of Google AdWords is to advertise our website by displaying interest-relevant advertising on the websites of third-party companies and in the search engine results of the Google search engine and to display third-party advertising on our website.
If a person concerned accesses our website via a Google advertisement, a so-called conversion cookie will be stored by Google on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and is not used to identify the person concerned. If the cookie has not yet expired, the conversion cookie is used to track whether certain sub-pages, for example the shopping basket of an online shop system, have been called up on our website. The conversion cookie enables both us and Google to track whether a person who has accessed our website via an AdWords ad has generated a sale, i.e. made or cancelled a purchase.
The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie are used by Google to compile visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are in turn used by us to determine the total number of users who were referred to us via AdWords ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective AdWords ad and to optimise our AdWords ads for the future. Neither our company nor other advertisers of Google AdWords receive information from Google by means of which the data subject could be identified.
By means of the conversion cookie, personal information, for example the internet pages visited by the data subject, is stored. Each time the person concerned visits our website, personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the person concerned, 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 pass on this personal data collected via the technical procedure to third parties.
The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate 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 conversion cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programmes.
Furthermore, the person concerned has the option of objecting to interest-based advertising by Google. To do this, the person concerned must call up the link www.google.de/settings/ads from any of the internet browsers used by the person concerned and make the desired settings there.
16. Data protection provisions on use and application for Webflow
The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster's servers. This may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, meta and communication data, web page accesses and other data generated via a website.
The hoster is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO) and in the interest of a safe, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).
Our hoster will only process your data insofar as this is necessary for the fulfilment of its service obligations and will follow our instructions with regard to this data.
In order to ensure data protection-compliant processing, we have concluded a contract for commissioned processing with Webflow on the basis of Art. 28 DSGVO in conjunction with the EU standard contractual clauses.
Certain usage data is linked to your person (e.g. after entry in a registration form) and stored in our CRM. This enables us to send you information and offers tailored to your interests.
In the process, your personal data may also be forwarded to Hubspot servers in the United States (USA). The appropriate level of protection is ensured by the fact that HubSpot, Inc. participates in the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement and is certified for its compliance.
We use Hubspot to provide you with information and offers tailored to your needs. Accordingly, we have a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation in this processing. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data by us in connection with the use of Hubspot is Article 6 (1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation.
When you use Hubspot, we store your personal data for as long as is necessary to provide you with information and offers tailored to your needs.
The provision of personal data collected via Hubspot is not legally or contractually required or necessary for the conclusion of a contract. If you do not provide us with this data, we will not be able to provide you with information and offers tailored to your needs.
You can object to the use of your data at any time, e.g. by sending an email to our email address in this data protection declaration.
HubSpot is certified under the terms of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and is subject to TRUSTe's Privacy Seal and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework.
- More information from HubSpot regarding EU data protection regulations.
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- More information about the cookies set on the HubSpot websites.
18. Legal basis of the processing
Article 6 I lit. a DSGVO serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations in which we collect consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the person concerned is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of any other service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DSGVO. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation through which the processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DSGVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data might become necessary to protect the vital interests of the person concerned or of another natural person.This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were to be injured on our premises and his or her name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In this case, the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DSGVO.
Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DSGVO. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary for the protection of a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the person concerned are not overridden. We are permitted to carry out such processing operations in particular because they were specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, the legislator took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the person responsible (recital 47, sentence 2 of the GDPR).
19. Legitimate interests in processing pursued by the person responsible or a third party
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DSGVO, our legitimate interest is the performance of our business activities for the benefit of all our employees and our shareholders.
20. Duration for which the personal data are stored
The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of this period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted if it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.
21. Legal or contractual requirements to provide the personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide the data
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 regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner).
Sometimes, in order to conclude a contract, it may be necessary for a person concerned to provide us with personal data which subsequently have to be processed by us. For example, the person concerned is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with that person. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the person concerned could not be concluded.
Before the person concerned provides personal data, the person concerned must contact one of our employees. Our employee will explain to the person concerned on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is legally or contractually required or necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences of not providing the personal data would be.
The contactify AG can adapt this data protection declaration at any time without prior notice. The current version published on our website shall apply. Insofar as the data protection declaration is part of an agreement with you as a customer, we will inform you of the change by e-mail or other suitable means in the event of an update.
23. Existence of an automated decision-making process
We expressly refrain from profiling or automatic decision-making. This arises from our principle of transparency and data fairness.
¹ Source: SwissAnwalt