Privacy notice of the Regional Authority FrankfurtRheinMain
Valid from 29.04.2019
We take your privacy very seriously and process your personal data in accordance with the applicable data protection requirements. Personal data is all information that can be related to your person such as name, address, e-mail, IP address and user behavior.
The following informs you about the processing of your personal data. In addition, we provide you with an overview of your data protection rights. Which data is processed in detail and how it is used depends largely on the services used, applied for or agreed upon.
1. Responsible person and data protection officer
The person responsible pursuant to Article 4 No. 7 of the German Basic Data Protection Regulation (Datenschutzgrundverordnung DS-GVO) or the service provider pursuant to § 13 of the German Telemediagesetz (TMG):
60329 Frankfurt am Main
You can reach the data protection officer Thomas Boller:
Deputy data protection officer:
2. Source of personal data
We process personal data that we receive from you during your visit to our website or when you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form.
3. Categories of personal data processed
(1) If you visit or use our website for purely informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser sends to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website and to ensure its stability and security:
- Your IP address,
- Date, time and duration of your visit,
- Content of the request (actual page),
- Access status/http status code,
- amount of data transferred in each case,
- Website from which the request comes,
- Your browser,
- Your operating system.
This data is for internal statistical purposes only.
(2) In addition to the data mentioned above, transient and persistent cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk, assigned to the browser you are using, and through which certain information flows to the site that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They serve to make the website more user-friendly.
(3) Most browsers are set up to accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies in your browser at any time or set your browser so that you receive a message as soon as cookies are sent. However, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website if you do so.
(4) This stored information will be saved separately from any other data you may have provided to us. In particular, cookie data is not linked to your other data.
4. Further functions and offers of our website
(1) In addition to the purely informative use of our website, we offer various services which you can use if you are interested. For this purpose, you will usually have to provide further personal data which we use to provide the respective service..
(2) If you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your name and e-mail address) will be stored by us in order to answer your inquiry. The specification of further personal data is optional. We delete the data arising in this connection after storage is no longer necessary or restrict processing if there are legal obligations to retain data.
5. Integration of the analysis service Matomo
(1) This website uses the web analytics service Matomo to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. With the statistics obtained we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user.
(2) For this analysis, cookies (for more details see section 3) are stored on your computer. The information collected in this way is stored by the responsible person exclusively on his server in Germany. Your IP address will be anonymized immediately during this process, so that you as a user remain anonymous to us. You can adjust the evaluation by deleting existing cookies and preventing the storage of cookies. If you prevent the storage of cookies, you may not be able to use this website to its full extent. Preventing the storage of cookies is possible through the settings in your browser. To prevent the usage of Matomo, remove the following check mark, activating the opt-out plug-in.
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Deaktivating Matomo Opt-out
You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.
[Checkbox] You are not opted out. Uncheck this box to opt-out.
(3) The Matomo programme is an open source project. Information of the third party provider on data protection can be found at http://matomo.org/privacy/policy.
6. Categories of recipients of personal data
(1) We have some of the aforementioned processes and services carried out by carefully selected service providers commissioned in accordance with data protection regulations. These external service providers are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked. They will not pass on your data to third parties.
(2) With regard to the transfer of data to other recipients, we will only pass on information about you if required by law, if you have consented or if we are authorized to do so. If these conditions are met, recipients of personal data may include:
- Public departments and institutions (e.g. tax authorities, criminal prosecution authorities) if there is a legal or official obligation,
- Other companies or comparable institutions to which we transfer personal data for the purpose of conducting business with you.
7. The purposes for which the personal data are to be processed and the legal basis of the processing
We process your personal data in compliance with the applicable statutory data protection regulations. Processing is lawful if one of the following conditions is fulfilled:
Consent (Article 6 paragraph 1 a) DS-GVO:
The lawfulness of processing personal data is given if you consent to the processing for specified purposes (e.g. processing of your inquiry, use of the data for marketing purposes). Consent that has been granted can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. This also applies to declarations of consent that were issued to us prior to the validity of the DS-GVO, i.e. prior to 25 May 2018.
Due to legal requirements (Article 6 paragraph 1 c) DS-GVO:
The Regional Authority FrankfurtRheinMain is subject to various legal obligations. These include:
- Commercial and tax retention regulations in accordance with the German Commercial Code and the German Fiscal Code,
- Fulfilment of control and reporting obligations under tax law.
In the context of the balancing of interests (Article 6 paragraph 1 f) DS-GVO:
Insofar as necessary, we process your data beyond the actual fulfilment of the contract in order to safeguard legitimate interests of ourselves or third parties. Examples:
- Assertion of legal claims and defence in legal disputes,
- Ensuring IT security and IT operation,
- To analyze and improve the use of our website.
8. The intention to transfer the personal data to a third country or an international organization
An active transfer of personal data to a third country will only take place if this has been expressly indicated in the context of the aforementioned services.
9. Criteria for determining the period for which personal data are stored
(1) The data will be stored in accordance with legal regulations for data processing and in compliance with legal retention periods. We process and use your data exclusively for the purposes to which we are entitled and for as long as the data is required for these purposes.
(2) If the data are no longer required for the purpose or to fulfil legal obligations, they will generally be deleted, unless their further processing - limited in time and possibly to a limited extent - is necessary for the following purposes:
- The fulfilment of commercial and tax law retention obligations: The German Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch HGB) and the German Fiscal Code (Abgabeordnung AO). According to these, the storage and documentation periods are specified for up to 10 years.
- Preservation of evidence within the framework of the statutory limitation regulations: According to §§ 195 ff. of the German Civil Code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch BGB), the regular limitation period is three years, but under special circumstances up to 30 years.
10. Your privacy rights
(1) Every data subject has the right of access under Article 15 DS-GVO, the right of rectification under Article 16 DS-GVO, the right of deletion under Article 17 DS-GVO, the right to restrict processing under Article 18 DS-GVO, the right of objection under Article 21 DS-GVO and the right of data transferability under Article 20 DS-GVO. The right of information and the right of deletion are subject to the restrictions set out in Articles 34 and 35 BDSG. In addition, there is a right of appeal to a competent data protection supervisory authority (Article 77 DS-GVO in conjunction with Article 19 BDSG)..
(2) You may revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future. This also applies to declarations of consent that were issued to us prior to the validity of the Basic Data Protection Regulation, i.e. prior to 25 May 2018.
(3) You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1e) DS-GVO (data processing in the public interest) and Article 6(1f) DS-GVO (data processing based on a balancing of interests); this also applies to profiling within the meaning of Article 4 No. 4 DS-GVO based on this provision.
In individual cases, we process your personal data for the purposes of direct advertising. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising.
If you object to processing for the purposes of direct marketing, we will no longer process your personal data for those purposes.
If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing is necessary for the exercise or defence of legal claims.
The objection can be made without formality and should be addressed to:
60329 Frankfurt am Main
11. Obligation to provide and possible consequences of not providing personal data
In the context of the use of our offers you must provide those personal data which are necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose or which we are legally obliged to collect. Without this data we will generally not be able to provide the requested service.
12. Existence of an automated decision making process including profiling
As a matter of principle, we do not use a fully automated decision-making process in accordance with Article 22 of the DS-GVO to establish and implement the business relationship. Should we use this procedure in individual cases, we will inform you of this separately if this is required by law.