Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

This website is operated by: Harry Riegel.

It is very important to us to handle the data of our website visitors with confidence and to protect them in the best possible way. For this reason, we make every effort to comply with the requirements of the GDPR.

In the following, we explain how we process your data on our website. To do this, we use the clearest and most transparent language possible so that you really understand what happens with your data.

2. General information

2.1 Processing of personal data and other terms

Data protection applies to the processing of personal data. Personal means all data with which you can be personally identified. This is, for example, the IP address of the device (PC, laptop, smartphone, etc.) in front of which you are currently sitting. Such data is processed when 'something happens to it'. Here, for example, the IP is transmitted from the browser to our provider and stored there automatically. This is then a processing (according to Art. 4 No. 2 GDPR) of personal data (according to Art. 4 No. 1 GDPR).

These and other legal definitions can be found in Art. 4 GDPR.

2.2 Applicable regulations/laws - GDPR, BDSG and TTDSG

The scope of data protection is regulated by laws. In this case, these are the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) as a European regulation and the BDSG (Federal Data Protection Act) as a national law.

In addition, the TTDSG supplements the provisions from the GDPR as far as the use of cookies is concerned.

2.3 The responsible

The controller within the meaning of the GDPR is responsible for data processing on this website. This is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

You can reach the person in charge at:

Harry Riegel

Salzstr. 4
82110 Germering

contact@harryriegel.com

2.4 This is how data is basically processed on this website

As we have already established, there are data (e.g. IP address) that are collected automatically. This data is mainly required for the technical provision of the homepage. Insofar as we use personal data or collect other data, we will inform you of this or ask for your consent.

Other personal data you share with us knowingly.

Detailed information on this can be found below.

2.5 Your Right

The GDPR provides you with comprehensive rights. These are, for example, the free information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. In addition, you can request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data or complain to the competent data protection supervisory authority. You can revoke any consent you have given at any time.

You can find out in detail what these rights are and how to exercise them in the last section of this Privacy Policy.

2.6 Data protection - Our view

Data protection is more than just a chore for us! Personal data has a great value and mindful handling of this data should be a matter of course in our digitalized world. In addition, you as a website visitor should be able to decide for yourself what "happens" to your data, when and by whom. Therefore, we undertake to comply with all legal provisions, collect only the data necessary for us and, of course, treat them confidentially.

2.7 Disclosure and deletion

The transfer and deletion of data are also important and sensitive topics. Therefore, we would like to briefly inform you in advance about our general approach to this.

A transfer of data only takes place on the basis of a legal basis and only if this is unavoidable. This may be the case in particular if it is a so-called Data Processor and a Data Processing Agreement has been concluded in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR.

We delete your data when the purpose and the legal basis for processing cease to apply and the deletion does not conflict with any other legal obligations. A 'good' overview of this is also provided by Art. 17 GDPR.

For all further information, please refer to this Privacy Policy and contact the responsible person if you have any specific questions.

2.8 Hosting

This website is hosted externally. The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster's servers. This is on the one hand the automatically collected and stored log files (see below for more details), as well as all other data provided by website visitors.

The external hosting is carried out for the purpose of a secure, fast and reliable provision of our website and serves in this context the fulfillment of contracts with our potential and existing customers.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. a, b and f GDPR, as well as Section 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar as consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the terminal device of the website visitor or user as defined by the TTDSG.

Our hoster only processes data that is necessary for the fulfillment of its service obligation and acts as our Data Processor, which means that it is subject to our instructions. We have concluded a corresponding Data Processing Agreement with our hoster.

We use the following hoster:

Cloudways

Cloudways Ldt, Junction Business Center, 1st Floor Sqaq Lourdes ST. JULIANS, STJ 3334 Malta.

https://www.cloudways.com/en/terms.php#privacy.

2.9 Legal basis

The processing of personal data always requires a legal basis. The GDPR provides for the following possibilities in Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1:

a)The data subject has given his/her consent to the processing of personal data concerning him/her for one or more specific purposes;

b)the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at the data subject's request;

c)processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to whichthe responsible personsubject to;

d)the processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person;

e)processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested inthe responsible was transferred;

f)processing is necessary for the purposes of safeguarding the legitimate interests ofof the responsible orof a third party necessary, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require the protection of personal data override this, in particular where the data subject is a child.

In the following sections, we will provide you with the specific legal basis for the respective processing.

3. What happens on our website

By visiting our website, we process personal data from you.

To protect this data as best as possible against unauthorized access by third parties, we use SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize this encrypted connection by the fact that a https:// or a lock symbol is displayed in the address bar of your browser.

In the following, you will learn what data is collected when you visit our website, for what purpose this is done and on what legal basis.

3.1 Data collection when calling up the website

By calling up the website, information is automatically stored in so-called server log files. This is the following information:

-Browser type and version

-Operating system used

-Referrer URL

-Host name of the accessing computer

-Time of the server request

-IP address

This data is temporarily required in order to be able to display our website to you permanently and without problems. In particular, this data thus serves the following purposes:

-System security of the website

-System stability of the website

-Website troubleshooting

-Connecting to the website

-Website presentation

The data processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR and is based on our legitimate interest in the processing of this data, in particular the interest in the functionality of the website as well as its security.

If possible, this data is stored pseudonymously and deleted after the respective purpose has been achieved.

Insofar as the server log files allow the identification of the person concerned, the data is stored for a maximum period of 14 days. An exception exists if a security-relevant event occurs. In this case, the server log files are stored until the elimination and final clarification of the security-relevant event.

For the rest, a consolidation with other data does not take place.

3.2 Cookies

3.2.1 General

This website uses so-called cookies. This is a data record, information that is stored in the browser of your terminal device and is related to our website.

By setting cookies, the navigation of the website in particular can be made easier for the visitor.

3.2.2 Reject cookies

The setting of cookies can be prevented by adjusting the settings of your browser.

Here you can find the corresponding links to frequently used browsers:

Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-und-website-daten-in-firefox-loschen?redirectslug=Cookies+l%C3%B6schen&redirectlocale=en

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=de

Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/windows/l%C3%B6schen-und-verwalten-von-cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d

Safari: https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/mdm/mdmf7d5714d4/web and https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac

As far as you use another browser, it is recommended to enter the name of your browser and 'Delete and manage cookies' into a search engine and follow the official link to your browser.

Alternatively, you can also manage your cookie settings at www.aboutads.info/choices/
or www.youronlinechoices.com.

However, we must inform you that comprehensive blocking/deletion of cookies may lead to impairments in the use of the website.

3.2.3 Technically necessary cookies

We use technically necessary cookies on this website to ensure that our website functions without errors and in accordance with applicable laws. They help to make the website user-friendly. Some functions of our website cannot be displayed without the use of cookies.

The legal basis for this is, depending on the individual case, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b, c and/or f
GDPR.

3.2.4 Technically unnecessary cookies

In addition, we also use cookies on our website that are not technically necessary. These cookies are used, among other things, to analyze the surfing behavior of the website visitor or to offer website functions that are, however, not technically necessary.

The legal basis for this is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Technically unnecessary cookies are only set with your consent, which you can revoke at any time in the cookie consent tool.

3.3 Data processing through user input

3.3.1 Contact

a)E-mail

If you contact us by e-mail, we process your e-mail address and, if applicable, other data contained in the e-mail. These are stored on the mail server and partly on the respective end devices. Depending on the request, the legal basis for this is regularly Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR or Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. The data will be deleted as soon as the respective purpose ceases to apply and it is possible according to the legal requirements.

b) Phone

If you contact us by telephone, the call data may be stored pseudonymously on the respective terminal device and with the telecommunications provider used. Personal data collected during the telephone call will only be processed in order to handle your request. Depending on the request, the legal basis for this is regularly Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR or Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. The data will be deleted as soon as the respective purpose ceases to apply and it is possible according to the legal requirements.

3.4 Analysis and tracking tools

3.4.1 Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on this website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. This service is provided by Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics uses cookies to recognize the user and thus analyze usage behavior. These cookies are only set with consent. Consent can be revoked at any time and managed in our cookie consent tool.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG.

The information collected here is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

In the case of data transfer to the USA, the standard contractual clauses (SCC) of the EU Commission apply.

Through the use of Google Analytics, IP anonymization takes effect. The IP address of the respective user is shortened within the member states of the EU (or the European Economic Area) in such a way that it is no longer possible to trace it back to a natural person. In addition, Google undertakes to ensure appropriate data protection via the Google Ads data processing conditions and compiles an evaluation of website use and website activity and provides the services associated with use. The Google Ads Data Processing Terms apply to companies subject to the European Economic Area (EEA) EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), or similar regulations.

An additional browser plugin can be used to prevent the collected information (such as the IP address) from being sent to and used by Google. The plugin and more information about it can be found at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Otherwise, the storage period depends on the type of data processed. Each customer can choose how long Google Analytics stores data before it is automatically deleted.

Further information on Google's use of data can also be found at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de. For all other queries, you can also contact us directly at support-deutschland@google.com.
contact.

3.4.2 Google Conversion Tracking

This website uses Google Conversion Tracking. Google Conversion Tracking is a web analytics service. This service is provided by Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Conversion Tracking sets cookies for identification. We learn the number of users and what actions were performed on the website by website visitors.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer needed for the processing purposes.

More details:

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

3.5 Social media plugins

3.5.1 Instagram

Elements of the social network Instagram are integrated on this website. This service is offered by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

If the social media element is activated, a direct connection is established between the website visitor and the servers of Instagram and their IP address is transmitted to Instagram. If the website visitor has a user account, the visit to this website can be assigned to the corresponding user account. We as the website operator do not gain any knowledge about the content of the transmitted data.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

If personal data is collected on this website with the help of Facebook or Instagram and forwarded to Meta, the website operator and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Habour, Dublin 2, Ireland are jointly responsible for the data processing pursuant to Art. 26 GDPR. This joint responsibility is limited exclusively to the collection and transfer of data to Facebook and Instagram. There is an agreement on joint processing for this purpose:

https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum.

The website operator is responsible for providing the data protection information when using the Instagram tool and for the secure integration of the tool on the corresponding website in accordance with data protection law. Facebook or Instagram, on the other hand, is responsible for the data security of their products. It follows from this that data subject rights with regard to the data processed by Facebook or Instagram must be asserted directly against Facebook or Instagram.

In the case of data transfer to the USA, the standard contractual clauses (SCC) of the EU Commission apply.

https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum

https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381

https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

3.6 Social media profiles

In addition to our website, our company is also present on social networks. Here
we want to present our company and create the opportunity to get in touch with us.

We also use the opportunity to place advertisements and job advertisements on social media.

In the following, we provide information about what data we and the respective social network process when you visit and
interaction with our profile.

3.7 Instagram

We operate an Instagram profile. This social media platform is provided by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

3.7.1 Interaction with our company profile

When you visit our Facebook profile and interact with us, we process personal data. On the one hand, the data made publicly available on the profile. On the other hand, we also process the personal data contained in posts, comments or direct messages to us. Through interactions such as liking or sharing, we can see the user profile with the public information.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. It is in our legitimate interest to provide relevant and interesting content and to enable the use and functionality of our Instagram profile..,

Insofar as an inquiry is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, our processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

3.7.2 Insights

As explained in the Meta Privacy Policy under "How do we use your information?" (https://privacycenter.instagram.com/policy/?entry_point=ig_help_center_data_policy_redirect), Meta also collects and uses information to provide analytics services, known as insights, for site operators. This also applies to our Instagram profile.

Insights are summarized statistics that are created based on certain interactions of visitors with pages and the content associated with them and are logged by the meta servers. This includes the following information, among others

-How many people see and interact with our products, services or content, such as posts, videos, Facebook pages, listings, stores and advertisements (if the advertisement is shown on meta-products);

-How people interact with our content, websites, apps and services;

-Which group of people interact with our content and which group of people use our services.

Meta provides us with summarized reports and insights that tell us how well our content, features, products and services are performing.

We do not receive access to personal data, but only to the summarized reports.

To evaluate the reach, we can make settings or set appropriate filters with regard to the selection of a time period, the viewing of a specific post and demographic groupings. This data is anonymized. It is not possible for us to draw conclusions about specific individuals.

The purpose of processing this data is to analyze our reach and adapt our content and advertisements to user interests so that visitors can derive the greatest possible benefit from them. By evaluating this data, we can recognize how our content, our profile and our advertising are consumed. This enables us to create target group-specific content and place advertisements in order to better market our company and our services.

The processing is based on our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

When processing personal data in the course of the so-called Insights, the processing is carried out under joint responsibility with Meta in accordance with Art. 26 para. 1 GDPR.

We have concluded a corresponding agreement with Meta, which can be viewed here (https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.).

Meta's contact details are as follows:

Online contact: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/1650115808681298

Postal: Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, ATTN: Privacy Operations, Merrion Road, Dublin 4, D04 X2K5, Ireland.

For Facebook, you can contact the data protection officer at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/540977946302970.

Further information about the Insights:

https://de-de.facebook.com/help/pages/insights.

You can find Instagram's full privacy policy here:

https://privacycenter.instagram.com/policy/?entry_point=ig_help_center_data_policy_redirect

3.7.3 Processing of personal data and cookies by Meta

When you access an Instagram page, the IP address assigned to your device is transmitted to Meta. According to Meta, this IP address is anonymized (for "German" IP addresses). Meta also stores information about the end devices of its users (e.g. as part of the "login notification" function); Meta may thus be able to assign IP addresses to individual users. If you are currently logged in to Instagram as a user, a cookie with your Instagram ID is stored on your device. This enables Meta to track that you have visited this page and how you have used it. Meta buttons integrated into websites enable Meta to record your visits to these websites and assign them to your Instagram profile. This data can be used to tailor content or advertising to you.

Further information:

https://privacycenter.instagram.com/policy/?entry_point=ig_help_center_data_policy_redirect

3.8 X (formerly Twitter)

We use the short message service "X" (formerly Twitter). This is a service of X Corp, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103 USA. Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07, Ireland, is responsible for the data processing of persons living outside the United States.

3.8.1 Interactions with our account

In principle, we do not collect and process any data from you when you use our short message service. The data you enter on X, in particular your user name and the content published under your account, will be processed by us on the basis of your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, insofar as your tweets may be re-tweeted, we may reply to them or tweets may be written that refer to your account. The data freely published and disseminated on X is thus included by us and made accessible to our followers.

3.8.2 Data processed by X

We have no control over the nature and extent of the data processed by X Corp., how it is processed and used, or whether it is disclosed to third parties. When you use X, your personal data will be collected, transferred, stored, disclosed and used by X Corp. and transferred to, stored and used in the United States, Ireland and any other country in which X Corp. does business, regardless of your country of residence.

On the one hand, X processes all voluntarily entered data such as name and user name, e-mail address, telephone number or the contacts in the address book, insofar as these have been uploaded or synchronized.

On the other hand, X also evaluates the shared content to determine which topics the user is interested in. Confidential messages that are sent directly to other users are processed and stored by X. Using GPS data, information on wireless networks or the IP address, X can determine the user's location.

X also receives information about what content is viewed, even if the user has not created an account.

X processes so-called "log data". This includes the IP address, the browser type, the operating system, information on the previously accessed website and the pages accessed, the location, the mobile phone provider, the end device used (including device ID and application ID), the search terms used and cookie information.

Due to the fact that X Corp. is a non-European provider that only has a European branch in Ireland, it is not bound by German data protection regulations in its own opinion. This concerns, for example, the rights to information, blocking or deletion of data or the possibility of objecting to the use of usage data for advertising purposes.

The processing of data can be restricted in the general settings of the X account and under "Data protection and security". In addition, on mobile devices (smartphones, tablet computers), X's access to contact and calendar data, photos, location data, etc. can be restricted in the settings options there. However, this depends on the operating system used.

Further information can be found here:

https://help.twitter.com/de/safety-and-security/x-privacy-settings.

Information on the processing of data by X can be found in X's Privacy Policy:

https://twitter.com/de/privacy.

Information can also be requested via the X data protection form or the archive requests:

https://support.twitter.com/forms/privacy.

3.9 Third-party content

3.9.1 Google Fonts

We have integrated Google Fonts locally on our server. Thus, despite the use, no data is transmitted to Google.

3.9.2 Weglot

We use on our site the service Weglot of the company WEGLOT, 7 cité Paradis in Paris (75010), France.

It is a service that can translate, display and manage a multilingual website. Weglot has an automatic content recognition feature. It scans and recognizes the website's texts, images and SEO metadata, replacing the manual collection of website content for translation.

The legal basis for the processing of data by Weglot is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, based on our legitimate interest in making our website accessible to an international audience. The data transmitted is primarily our URL and the IP address of the website visitor.

The data processed by Weglot will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of their processing and there are no legal retention obligations to the contrary.

More information:
https://www.weglot.com/de/privacy.

4. This is also important

Finally, we would like to inform you in detail about your rights and how you will be informed about changes in data protection requirements.

4.1 Your Rights in detail

4.1.1 Right to information according to Art. 15 GDPR

You can request information about whether personal data about you is being processed. If this is the case, you can request further information on the type and manner of processing. A detailed list can be found in Art. 15 (1) lit. a to h GDPR.

4.1.2 Right to rectification according to Art. 16 GDPR

This right includes the correction of inaccurate data and the completion of incomplete personal data.

4.1.3 Right to deletion according to Art. 17 GDPR

This so-called 'right to be forgotten' gives you the right, under certain conditions, to request the deletion of personal data by the controller. This is generally the case if the purpose of the data processing has ceased to exist, if consent has been revoked or if the initial processing took place without a legal basis. A detailed list of reasons can be found in Art. 17 (1) a to f GDPR. Furthermore, this "right to be forgotten" corresponds with the obligation of the controller under Art. 17 (2) GDPR to take appropriate measures to bring about a general erasure of the data.

4.1.4 Right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR

This right is subject to the conditions set out in Art. 18(1)(a) to (d).

4.1.5 Right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR

Here, the basic right to receive one's own data in a common form and to transfer it to another data controller is regulated. However, this only applies to data processed on the basis of consent or a contract pursuant to Art. 20 (1) (a) and (b) and to the extent that this is technically feasible.

4.1.6 Right of objection according to Art. 21 GDPR

In principle, you can object to the processing of your personal data. This applies in particular if your interest in objecting outweighs the legitimate interest of the controller in the processing and if the processing relates to direct marketing and or profiling.

4.1.7 Right to "decision in individual cases" according to Art. 22 GDPR

In principle, you have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing (including profiling) which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. However, this right is also subject to limitations and supplements in Art. 22 (2) and (4) GDPR.

4.1.8 Other rights

The GDPR includes comprehensive rights to inform third parties whether or how you have asserted rights under Art. 16, 17, 18 GDPR. This, however, only insofar as this is also possible or feasible with a reasonable effort.

We would like to take this opportunity to once again inform you of your right to withdraw your consent in accordance with Article 7 (3) of the GDPR. However, this does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out up to that point.

In addition, we would also like to inform you about your rights according to §§ 32 ff. BDSG, which, however, are largely congruent with the rights just described.

4.1.9 Right of appeal according to Art. 77 GDPR

You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority if you consider that any processing of personal data concerning you is in breach of this Regulation.

5. What if tomorrow the GDPR is abolished or other changes take place?

The current status of this Privacy Policy is 10.01.2024. From time to time it is necessary to adapt the content of the Privacy Policy in order to react to actual and legal changes. We therefore reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time. We will publish the amended version in the same place and recommend that you read the Privacy Policy regularly.

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