/Privacy Statement
Privacy Statement 2018-07-11T14:12:50+00:00

Privacy statement

Thank you for your interest in MAISEL CONSULTING and for visiting our homepage. Data protection is very important to us and we want you to feel secure when visiting our website. We process personal data that is collected when you visit our website in accordance with the relevant legal provisions, and in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The responsible authority within the meaning of data protection legislation (Art. 4 para. 7 GDPR) is:

MAISEL CONSULTING

Organisations- und Personalberatung

Wieseneckstraße 26
90571 Schwaig

T +49-911-95 35-250

info@maisel-consulting.de

What is personal data?

Personal data is information that relates to you and can be used to identify you. This includes, for example, your surname, your first name, your address and your email address. Personal information may also include data from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn and other service providers.

In principle, you do not need to disclose personal data in order to be able to visit our website. In some cases, we will need your name, email address and other information to be able to provide you with the information that you have requested or to respond to your query. You will provide us with your consent in these cases. We will only store data that you have provided to us voluntarily or automatically.

How is personal data processed?

In some areas of our website, we offer you the option of getting in touch with us or using certain services. We will only store the personal data that has been provided as part of this process for the purpose for which it has been entrusted to us, such as in order to handle your query or to respond to any questions you may have. We will not pass your data on to third parties.

Third-party content such as YouTube videos, maps provided by the Google Maps service, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites, as well as links to our partners’ and members’ websites, may be linked to our website. The assumption here is that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) will detect the IP address of the user, since the IP address is required for these third-party providers to be able to send the content to the relevant user’s browser. Therefore, the IP address is required in order for this content to be shown. We endeavour to only use content of this kind if its providers simply use the IP address in order to deliver the content. However, we have no control over whether third-party providers store the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes.

What kind of data is requested?

Where there is an option to enter personal or corporate data (email address, name, telephone numbers) within the website, the user discloses this data on an explicitly voluntary basis. Where reasonable and possible from a technical point of view, you are permitted to take advantage of all of the services on offer without having to enter data of this nature. Alternatively, you may enter anonymised data or a pseudonym. However, if you choose to enter optional data that is accurate in relation to you as an individual, you allow us to provide you with a service at a personal and individual level.

We use the latest encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS to ensure that your data is secure while it is being transmitted.

Is the confidential nature of email correspondence/contact forms guaranteed?

If you use your own email account to contact us, please note that we cannot guarantee that the information you provide will remain confidential.

If data is collected and processed via our contact form, this data will be encrypted before it is transmitted. You are welcome to send us confidential information exclusively by post.

Will data be logged during my visit?

During your visit no data will be logged.

Do we use cookies?

When you visit our website, we may store some information on your computer in the form of cookies. Cookies are small files that are transferred by a web server to your browser and that are stored on your computer’s hard drive. No personal data is stored as part of this process; only the IP address is stored.

We use session cookies on our website. This offers the advantage that you will not have to enter your data over and over again when filling out forms. This data is not stored permanently; the cookies are automatically deleted when the browser is closed.

Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can stop cookies from being stored or set your browser so that it notifies you as soon as cookies are sent.

If you have disabled cookies in your browser, a session ID will be used to identify you as an individual while you are accessing our website on a continuous basis. Data will not be stored on your computer as part of this process either. The session ID will be deleted once you stop accessing our website.

How can I control how my personal data is used?

Of course, you alone are entitled to decide whether and for what purposes we may use your data. Furthermore, you alone determine whether we may use your data for consulting, advertising and market research purposes. You may withdraw, at any time, any consent that you have previously granted.

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data minimisation. Therefore, we only store your personal data for as long as this is necessary to achieve the purposes set out herein or as stipulated by the diverse storage periods, as specified by the legislator. Once the relevant purpose ceases to apply or once these storage periods expire, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legislation.

Do you pass my data onto third parties?

We will only use personal data for internal purposes over the course of a client relationship. We will not pass your data on to third parties without your consent. Personal data will only be collected and transferred to the state institutions and authorities entitled to receive information in accordance with the relevant legislation or to the extent that we are obliged to do so as a result of a court ruling. All employees and service providers are obliged to maintain confidentiality and to comply with data protection provisions.

What security measures have we taken?

We have taken technical and administrative security measures to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. All employees and service providers are obliged to maintain confidentiality and to comply with data protection provisions.

Whenever we collect and process personal data, it will be encrypted before it is transmitted. This means that third parties will not be able to misuse your data. Our security measures are thereby subject to a continuous improvement process and our privacy statements are constantly revised.

Will this privacy statement also be amended?

Due to current circumstances, such as amendments to the German Federal Data Protection Act (new BDSG [BDSG-neu], GDPR), we will update this privacy statement where necessary.

How can I review, correct, revoke or erase my data?

The user has the right, upon request and free of charge, to obtain information about the personal data that has been stored about them (Art. 15 GDPR). Furthermore, the user is entitled to ask for their data to be rectified (Art. 16 GDPR) or erased (Art. 17 GDPR). Feel free to contact us at any time if you would like to find out what personal data we hold about you or if your data is to be erased or rectified.

In addition, in accordance with legal provisions, users have the right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR), the right to object to processing (Art. 21 GDPR), the right of revocation (Art. 7 GDPR) and the right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR). Furthermore, there is the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR).  In these cases, please contact us directly.

Legal basis for processing

Our company uses Art. 6 para. 1(a) GDPR as the legal basis for processing operations, whereby we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If it is necessary to process personal data in order to fulfil a contract to which the data subject is party, which, for example, is the case with processing operations that are necessary to deliver goods or provide any other service or return service, processing is based on Art.

6 para. 1(b) GDPR. The same applies for such processing operations as required to carry out pre-contractual measures, such as where there are requests for our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation that makes it necessary to process personal data, in order to fulfil fiscal obligations for example, processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1(c) GDPR.

Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 para. 1(f) GDPR. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases use this clause as a legal basis when processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. For this reason, we are permitted in particular to carry out processing operations such as these because specific reference has been made to them by the European legislator. The legislator took the view that there could be assumed to be a legitimate interest if the data subject is the client of the controller (Recital 47 sentence 2 GDPR).

Linking to third-party services and content

Our website sometimes includes content and services from other providers. These may include maps provided by the Google Maps service, YouTube videos, and graphics and images from other websites. The IP address must be transmitted in order for this data to be retrieved and displayed in the user’s browser. Therefore, these providers (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) will detect the IP address of the respective user.

Even though we endeavour to solely use third-party providers who only require the IP address in order to be able to deliver content, we have no control over whether the IP address is stored. In this case, this process is used for statistical purposes, among other things. If we become aware that the IP address has been stored, we will inform our users of this.

Linking to other services and third-party content

Third-party content, such as YouTube videos, maps provided by the Google Maps service, Google Analytics or graphics from other websites, may be linked to this website. The assumption here is that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) will detect the IP address of the user, since the IP address is required for these third-party providers to be able to send the content to the relevant user’s browser. Therefore, the IP address is required in order for this content to be shown. We endeavour to only use content of this kind if its providers simply use the IP address in order to deliver the content. However, we have no control over whether the third-party providers store the IP address for statistical purposes, for example. If we become aware that the IP address has been stored for statistical purposes, we will inform users of this.

Where you have declared your consent, Google Analytics, a Google Inc. (“Google”) web analysis service, will be enabled on the website. Usage includes the “Universal Analytics” operating mode. This makes it is possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thereby to analyse a user’s activities across multiple devices.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and allow your website usage to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about how you use this website is generally sent to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. However, where IP anonymisation has been enabled on this website, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. We would like to point out that an IP anonymisation feature has been added to Google Analytics on this website in order to ensure IP addresses are captured anonymously (IP masking). The IP address that is sent from your browser by Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. More information about terms of service and data protection can be found at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html and https://policies.google.com/.

Processing purposes
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate how you use the website in order to compile reports about website activity and to deliver further services relating to website and Internet usage to the website operator.

Legal basis
The legal basis for using Google Analytics is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1(a) GDPR.

Recipients/categories of recipients
The recipient of the data that has been collected is Google.

Transfer to third countries
Personal data will be transferred to the USA under the EU-US Privacy Shield on the basis of the adequacy decision of the European Commission. The certificate can be found here.

Retention period
The data that is sent by us and is linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs will be automatically deleted after 14 months. The data for which the retention period has expired will be automatically deleted once a month.

Rights of the data subject
You are able to revoke your consent at any time with future effect by setting your browser software to prevent cookies from being stored; however, we would like to point out to you that in this case, you may not be able to use all of this website’s features to their full extent.

You can also prevent data that has been generated by the cookie and that is linked to your website usage (including your IP address) from being captured and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser add-on. Opt-out cookies prevent your data from being collected when you visit this website in future. To prevent data from being captured by Universal Analytics across different devices, you need to opt-out across all systems you use. Click here to set the opt-out cookie: Stop Google Analytics tracking me.

Google ReCaptcha

We have incorporated the function for detecting bots, such as when populating online forms (“ReCaptcha”), provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy statement: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ Opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

Visitors to our website can contact our externally appointed data protection officer about issues relating to data protection at:

External data protection officer:

Datenschutz Pöllinger GmbH
Frau Gisela Pöllinger
Dresdner Str. 38
92318 Neumarkt

Tel.: +49 9181 270 577-0

Fax: +49 9188 903268

E-Mail: datenschutz@datenschutz-poellinger.de

Web: www.datenschutz-poellinger.de

Obligation to provide information in accordance with Articles 13 and 14 GDPR

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