1. An overview of data protection
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
Analytics and third-party tools
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.
2. General information and mandatory information
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
pollytix strategic research gmbh
Dolziger Straße 7
Telephone: +49 (0)30 6098 565 20
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from „http://“ to „https://“ and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
Opposition to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.
Links to other websites
Our website may from time to time contain links to third party websites or to other websites owned by us. If you follow a link to one of these websites, please be aware that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please review these privacy policies before providing any personal information to these websites.
We use WordPress as the editorial system for our website. WordPress uses functional (necessary) cookies to provide the login process for editors and administrators. Specifically, when attempting to log in to the WordPress administration interface, a cookie called wordpress_test_cookie is set. This cookie is used exclusively for the active session and is deleted as soon as you close the browser. The cookie is not used to evaluate users.
3. Name and Address of the Data Protection Officer
The Data Protection Officer of the controller is:
Dipl.-Pol. Gerd-Jürgen Golze
Any data subject may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer directly with all questions and suggestions concerning data protection.
4. Data collection on our website
Most of the cookies we use are so-called „session cookies.“ They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in „server log files“. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
5. Analyse Tool
Matomo (formerly “Piwik”)
Scope and description of personal data processing
Our website uses “Matomo” (formerly “Piwik”), a web-analysis service provided by InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand. Matomo saves cookies on your device which enable the analysis of your use of our website. The data collected in this way is exclusively saved on our server/web hosting service, and encompasses the following:
– three bytes of the IP address of the system used by the user to access the website
– the web pages opened
– the web page from which the user accessed said web pages (“referrer”)
– the sub-pages which were opened from said web pages
– the time spent on each respective web page
– the number of times each web page is opened
Our website uses Matomo with the setting “Anonymize Visitors’ IP addresses”. This shortens the processing of IP addresses and prevents direct personal identification. The software is set so that IP addresses are not stored completely, and 1 byte of the IP address is masked (e.g.: 192.168.178.xxx). In this way, it is no longer possible to assign the truncated IP address to the computer accessing the site. The IP address transmitted by your browser via Matomo will not be combined with other data collected by us.
Legal basis for processing personal data
The legal basis for the processing of user data by Matomo web analysis or for the setting of the tracking cookie is consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR and § 15 para. 3 of the German Teleservices Act (TMG).
Purposes of processing
We use Matomo to analyse the use of our website as well as individual functions and offers with a view to continuously improving the user experience. We statistically evaluate user behaviour to improve our offering and make it more attractive for users.
Revocation of consent
You can prevent this analysis by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your browser. However, please be aware that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website.
Matomo is an open-source project by InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand.
6. E-mail communication
Purpose of processing
When communicating with us by e-mail, the personal data you send us will be stored and processed by us.
We process your data for the purpose of electronic communication with you.
We process the personal data you send to us by e-mail on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR). Our legitimate interest is to communicate with you quickly and easily.
If the content is part of a contractual relationship with you, we process the data on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR. If applicable, we process your data on the basis of legal obligations pursuant to Art. 6 (1) c) GDPR. In the case of further information that you provide voluntarily, we assume your consent to the processing of your data pursuant to Art.6 (1) a) GDPR. In this case, you can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.
In the case of processing on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR, you have the right to object (see „Your data subject rights“ below).
Recipients of the data are, if applicable, order processors.
Data will only be transferred to third parties if there is a legal obligation, your consent or another legal basis according to Art. 6 (1) GDPR.
E-mails are stored for at least six years in order to comply with the retention requirements for business letters under commercial law.
After six years, a check is made at the end of the respective calendar year to determine whether further storage is necessary. If there is no need, the data will be deleted.
An exception to this is data that is to be classified as tax-relevant. Here, the respective retention obligations under tax law apply.
Provision prescribed or required
The provision of your personal data is voluntary. However, we can only communicate with you by e-mail if you provide us with your name, e-mail address and the content of the communication.