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PRIVACY STATEMENT

We are delighted to see that you are interested in our enterprise. Data protection is a particularly high priority for the management of WGH-Herrenhausen eG. You can generally use WGH-Herrenhausen eG's website without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wants to make use of our enterprise's specific services via our website, this may require the processing of personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we will generally obtain consent from the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, email address or telephone number of a data subject, shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to WGH-Herrenhausen eG. Our enterprise has drawn up this Privacy Statement to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, this Privacy Statement informs data subjects of the rights to which they are entitled.

As the controller, WGH-Herrenhausen eG has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed via this website. However, Internet-based data transfers can in principle have security gaps, meaning therefore that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, all data subjects are free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, such as via telephone.

1. DEFINITIONS

The Privacy Statement of WGH-Herrenhausen eG is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our Privacy Statement should be easy to read and understand both for the general public as well as for our clients and business partners. In order to ensure this, we would like to explain the terminology used to begin with.

We make use of the following terms, among others, in this Privacy Statement:

A) PERSONAL DATA

“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”); An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

B) DATA SUBJECT

“Data subject” means any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data are processed by the controller responsible for the processing.

C) PROCESSING

“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

D) RESTRICTION OF PROCESSING

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

E) PROFILING

“Profiling” means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

F) PSEUDONYMISATION

“Pseudonymisation” means the processing of personal data in such a manner 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 is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

G) CONTROLLER

“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.

H) PROCESSOR

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

I) RECIPIENT

“Recipient” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which 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 authorised to process personal data.

K) CONSENT

“Consent” of the data subject 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.

2. NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE CONTROLLER

The controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member States of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

WGH-Herrenhausen eG
Königsworther Platz 2
30167 Hanover
Germany
Phone: 0511 971960

Email: info(at)wgh-herrenhausen.de
Website: www.wgh-herrenhausen.de

3. NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

The Data Protection Officer of the controller is:

Ursula Winkler
WGH-Herrenhausen eG
Phone: 0511 971 96 35
Email: winkler(at)wgh-herrenhausen.de

The data subject may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer directly with any queries or suggestions concerning data protection.

4. COOKIES

The WGH-Herrenhausen eG website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are saved and stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie in question. It consists of a character string via which websites and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited websites and servers to differentiate the individual browser of the data subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognised and identified using the unique cookie ID.

By using cookies, WGH-Herrenhausen eG can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting in place.

The information and offers on our website can be optimised with the user in mind when using cookies. As mentioned above, cookies allow us to recognise users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to make use of our website. As an example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to enter his or her access details each time the website in question is accessed as this information is recorded by the website and the cookie stored on the user's computer system.

The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by configuring the Internet browser in use accordingly and, in doing so, permanently deny the setting of cookies. In addition, cookies that have already been set may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This action is possible in any popular Internet browsers. If the data subject disables the setting of cookies in the Internet browser in use, not all of the functions on our website will be fully operational.

5. COLLECTION OF GENERAL DATA AND INFORMATION

The WGH-Herrenhausen eG website collects a series of general data and information each time a data subject or automated system calls up the website. These general data and information are stored in the server log files. This may involve collecting (1) the browser types and versions 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 controlled via an accessing system to our website, (5) the date and time the website is accessed, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

WGH-Herrenhausen eG does not draw any conclusions about the data subject when using these general data and information. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimise the content of our website as well as its advertisements, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. WGH-Herrenhausen eG therefore analyses anonymously collected data and information for statistical purposes, with the aim of increasing data protection and data security levels in our enterprise and, ultimately, to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data in the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

6. REGISTRATION ON OUR WEBSITE

The data subject has the option to register on the website of the controller by providing personal data. In terms of what personal data are transmitted to the controller, this is determined by the respective entry screen used for the registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the controller, and for his or her own purposes. The controller may instigate a transfer to one or more processors, such as a parcel service provider, who also uses personal data exclusively for internal use attributable to the controller.

When registering on the website of the controller, the IP address assigned by the data subject’s Internet service provider (ISP), date and time of the registration are also stored. These data are stored taking into consideration the fact that this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services, and these data make it possible, where necessary, to identify offences that have been committed. The storage of these data is necessary in this regard to safeguard the controller. These data are not generally disclosed to third parties, unless there is a statutory obligation to disclose the data, or such disclosure is for criminal prosecution purposes.

The registration of the data subject, subject to the voluntary provision of personal data, is intended to enable the controller to offer the data subject certain content or services that may only be offered to registered users due to the nature of the matter in question. Registered persons are free to change the personal data specified during the registration at any time, or to have these data completely erased from the database held by the controller.

The data controller shall, at any time, provide information upon request to each data subject as to what personal data are stored about the data subject. In addition, the data controller shall rectify or erase personal data at the request or indication of the data subject, insofar as there are no statutory storage obligations to the contrary. All employees working for the controller are on hand to assist the data subject in this respect as a point of contact.

7. CONTACT OPTION VIA THE WEBSITE

Based on the statutory provisions in place, WGH-Herrenhausen eG's website contains information that enables individuals to contact our enterprise quickly via electronic means, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (email address). If a data subject contacts the controller via email or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. No such personal data will be disclosed to third parties.

8. ROUTINE ERASURE AND BLOCKING OF PERSONAL DATA

The controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage in question, or insofar as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to.

If the purpose of the storage in question is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or erased in accordance with the statutory provisions in place.

9. RIGHTS OF THE DATA SUBJECT

A) RIGHT OF CONFIRMATION

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself or herself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee working for the controller.

B) RIGHT OF ACCESS

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller free information about his or her personal data stored and a copy of this information at any time. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations shall grant the data subject access to the following information:

  • the purposes of the processing
  • the categories of personal data concerned
  • the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations
  • where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period
  • the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject 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) 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 shall have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to avail himself or herself of this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee working for the controller.

C) RIGHT TO RECTIFICATION

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall also have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

If a data subject wishes to avail himself or herself of this right to rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee working for the controller.

D) RIGHT TO ERASURE (“RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN”)

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:

  • The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
  • The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
  • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR.
  • The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
  • The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
  • The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) GDPR.

If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by WGH-Herrenhausen eG, he or she may at any time contact an employee working for the controller. The employee working for WGH-Herrenhausen eG shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.

Where WGH-Herrenhausen eG has made personal data public and is obliged, as the controller pursuant to Article 17(1) GDPR, to erase the personal data, WGH-Herrenhausen eG, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as processing is not required. The employee working for WGH-Herrenhausen eG will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.

E) RIGHT TO RESTRICTION OF PROCESSING

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

  • 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 the restriction of their use instead.
  • 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 defence of legal claims.
  • The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by WGH-Herrenhausen eG, he or she may at any time contact an employee working for the controller. The employee working for WGH-Herrenhausen eG will arrange the restriction of the processing.

F) RIGHT TO DATA PORTABILITY

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) or point (a) of Article 9(2) or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1); and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not 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 his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact an employee working for WGH-Herrenhausen eG.

G) RIGHT TO OBJECT

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

WGH-Herrenhausen eG 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.

If WGH-Herrenhausen eG processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to WGH-Herrenhausen eG to the processing for direct marketing purposes, WGH-Herrenhausen eG 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 WGH-Herrenhausen eG for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) GDPR, unless the 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 data subject may at any time contact an employee working for WGH-Herrenhausen eG. In addition, the data subject is free in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

H) AUTOMATED INDIVIDUAL DECISION-MAKING, INCLUDING PROFILING

Each data subject shall have 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, as long as the decision (1) is not necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is not 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 not based on the data subject's explicit consent.

If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject's explicit consent, WGH-Herrenhausen eG 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 his or her point of view and contest the decision.

If a data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee working for the controller.

I) RIGHT TO WITHDRAW DATA PROTECTION CONSENT

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee working for the controller.

10. DATA PROTECTION PROVISIONS REGARDING THE APPLICATION AND USE OF FACEBOOK

The controller has integrated components from the enterprise Facebook on its website. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is a place for social meetings on the Internet, an online community typically enabling users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network may serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences, or enable the Internet community to provide personal or business-related information. Facebook allows social network users to create private profiles, upload photos and network through friend requests.

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If a data subject lives outside of the USA or Canada, the data controller is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages is called up on this website, which is operated by the data controller, and into which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-ins) was integrated, the web 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. A general overview of all of the Facebook plug-ins can be retrieved from developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. As part of this technical procedure, Facebook is made aware of what specific subpage of our website was visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into Facebook at the same time, Facebook can detect what specific subpage of our website was visited by the data subject each time our website is called up by the data subject, and for the entire duration of his or her stay on our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and allocated to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into our website, such as the "Like" button, or if the data subject submits a comment, Facebook will allocate this information to the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and store these personal data.

Facebook always receives information about a visit to our website by the data subject via the Facebook component if the data subject is logged in to Facebook at the same time as calling up our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the transmission of such information to Facebook is not desirable for the data subject, he or she may prevent this by logging off from his or her Facebook account before calling up our website.

The Data Policy published by Facebook, which is available at de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. This Policy also explains what setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. There are also different configuration options available to suppress the transmission of data to Facebook. These applications may be used by the data subject to suppress the transmission of data to Facebook.

11. LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING

Point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which 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 party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service or consideration, such processing is based on point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for implementing pre-contractual measures, such as in the case of enquiries concerning our products or services. If our enterprise is subject to a legal obligation where the processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, such processing is based on point (c) of Article 6(1) 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 within our enterprise and his or her name, age, health insurance data or other vital information needed to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Such processing would then be based on point (d) of Article 6(1) GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations, which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our enterprise or by a third party, unless such interests are overridden by the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically referred to by the European legislator. The legislator considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47(2) GDPR).

12. LEGITIMATE INTERESTS PURSUED BY THE CONTROLLER OR BY A THIRD PARTY

If the processing of personal data is based on point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favour of the well-being of all of our employees and our shareholders.

13. DURATION FOR WHICH THE PERSONAL DATA WILL BE STORED

The criterion used to determine the duration personal data will be stored for is the respective statutory retention period. Once this period of time expires, the corresponding data will be routinely erased provided it is no longer necessary for the performance of the contract or the initiation of the contract.

14. STATUTORY OR CONTRACTUAL PROVISIONS REGARDING THE PROVISION OF PERSONAL DATA; NECESSITY TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT; OBLIGATION OF THE DATA SUBJECT TO PROVIDE PERSONAL DATA; POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES OF FAILURE TO PROVIDE SUCH DATA

We hereby clarify the fact that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (such as tax regulations) and may also result from contractual provisions (such as information relating to the contracting party). When concluding a contract, it may sometimes be necessary for the data subject to provide us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. As an example, the data subject undertakes to provide us with personal data when our enterprise signs a contract with him or her. Failure to provide such personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. The data subject must contact one of our employees before personal data is provided by the data subject. The employee will clarify to the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or under the terms of the contract, or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and the consequences of failing to provide the personal data.

15. EXISTENCE OF AUTOMATED DECISION-MAKING

As a responsible enterprise, we do not implement automated decision-making or profiling procedures.

This Privacy Statement has been generated by the Privacy Statement Generator of DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, which acts as an external Data Protection Officer for Lower Bavaria, in collaboration with RC GmbH, an enterprise that recycles second-hand computers, and the law firm WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE | Rechtsanwälte.

16. USE OF GOOGLE MAPS

This website uses Google Maps API in order to visually depict geographic information. When Google Maps is used, Google also collects, processes and uses data regarding use of the map functions by users. Further information on data processing by Google can be found in Google's Privacy Policies. You can also change your personal data protection settings in Google's Safety Center.

Here you will find detailed instructions on how to manage your personal data in conjunction with Google products.