Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in data protection. Please read the following information to learn when we collect which personal data and how we use such data.

 

Entity Responsible 

The entity responsible according to Art. 4 Abs. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is

RCT Solutions GmbH
Line-Eid-Str. 1
D-78467 Konstanz
Germany

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Peter Fath

Phone: +49 7531 58470 12

E-Mail:

(see our legal notice)


Our data protection officer can be reached at  , adding “data protection officer” to the topic.

 

Collection, Processing and Use of Personal Data

The legal bases of the collection, storage and processing of personal data can be found in particular in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

Personal data is information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (Art. 4 no. 1 GDPR). This includes in particular names, address data, telephone numbers or e-mail addresses. However, information on preferences, memberships or e.g. previously visited websites may also constitute personal data.


Contact

If you contact us (e.g. via e-mail or our contact form), the data transmitted by you will be stored for the purpose of processing your enquiry as well as for possible processing of subsequent questions. Legal basis for the processing is the necessity to perform pre-contractual measures according to Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR. We will delete the data accruing in this connection after storage is no longer necessary or we restrict the processing if there are statutory retention obligations.

 

Your Rights

You have the following rights vis-à-vis us with regard to the personal data that concerns you:

  • right of access,
  • right to rectification or erasure,
  • right to restriction of processing,
  • right of objection against processing,
  • right to data portability

Moreover, you have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.

 

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption techniques (such as SSL) over HTTPS.


Disclosure to Third Parties

We disclose your personal data to third parties insofar as this is required to fulfil contracts or to process payments. Legal basis for the disclosure is the necessity to fulfil a contract according to Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR. A disclosure of personal data to third parties for marketing or advertising purposes will not be made without your express consent.

 

Server Log Files

Each time when our website is opened by a user, our hosting provider, Strato AG, Pascalstraße 10, 10587 Berlin, Germany, will store information in a log file. These log files contain information about retrieved data, status codes, time stamps and system information. The data is non-personal, it allows no conclusions to the specific person.

Apart from that, log files also store IP addresses. We cannot readily attribute these to a certain person.

If you would like to view our website, we collect the aforementioned data which is technically required for us in order to show you our website and to guarantee stability and safety. Legal basis for the processing is the necessity to safeguard our justified interests according to Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR.

 

Web Analysis with Google (Universal) Analytics

Our website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (www.google.de). Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods which enable an analysis of how you use the website, such as so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer. The information generated about your use of this website will as a rule be transferred to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. By activating the IP anonymisation on this website, the IP address will be shortened prior to the transmission within the Member States of the European Union or within other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there. The anonymised IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined by Google with other data.

We use Google Analytics in order to analyse and be able to regularly improve the use of our website. Through the statistics gained we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as the user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data will be transferred to the USA, Google subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

You can prevent the capture of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) as well as the processing of such data by Google if you download and install the browser plug-in available from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

As an alternative to the browser plug-in, you can click this link in order to prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data on this website in the future. When you do this, an opt-out cookie will be stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you need to click the link again.

Legal basis for the processing is the necessity to safeguard our justified interests according to Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR, namely our interest in statistical analysis of the user behaviour of our website users as well as, if applicable, their consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 a) GDPR in connection with recital 32 sentence 2 (selection of technical settings).

 

Integration of Google Maps

On this website we are using the offer of Google Maps. This means that we can show you interactive maps directly on the website and enable you to comfortably use the map function. Legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR.

When you visit the website, Google receives the information that you opened the corresponding page of our website. Moreover, additional data, such as your IP address, will be transmitted to Google. This is made independently of whether Google provides a user account where you are logged in or whether you do not have a user account. If you are logged in with Google, your data will be directly attributed to your account. If you do not wish to have your data attributed to your Google profile, you have to log out prior to activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses it for purposes of advertising, market research and/or needs-based design of its website. Such an analysis is made in particular (even for users not logged in) to render needs-based advertising and in order to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object against the creation of such user profiles. To exercise this right, you have to contact Google.

Additional information about purpose and extent of the data collection and its processing by Google can be found in the privacy policies of Google. There you can also receive additional information about your rights in this respect and configuration options to protect your privacy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google processes your personal data also in the USA and subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

 

Cookies

Like many other websites, we also use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. This automatically gives us certain data, such as IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet.

Cookies can not be used to launch programs or to transfer viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate navigation and enable the correct display of our websites.

In no case will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties or a link with personal data will be established without your consent.

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can disable the use of cookies at any time through the settings of your browser. Please use the help features of your internet browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that some features of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

 

Google fonts

In order to render our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries on this website, such as: Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). Google web fonts are transferred to the cache of your browser to prevent multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Web fonts or prohibits access, content will be displayed in a standard font.

The call of script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible - but currently also unclear whether and if so for what purposes - that operators of such libraries collect data.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

YouTube

We use YouTube on our website. This is a video portal operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, hereinafter referred to as "YouTube".

YouTube is a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as "Google".

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google and its subsidiary YouTube guarantee that they will follow the EU's data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

We use YouTube in its advanced privacy mode to show you videos. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website. According to YouTube, the advanced privacy mode means that the data specified below will only be transmitted to the YouTube server if you actually start a video.

Without this mode, a connection to the YouTube server in the USA will be established as soon as you access any of our webpages on which a YouTube video is embedded.

This connection is required in order to be able to display the respective video on our website within your browser. YouTube will record and process at a minimum your IP address, the date and time the video was displayed, as well as the website you visited. In addition, a connection to the DoubleClick advertising network of Google is established.

If you are logged in to YouTube when you access our site, YouTube will assign the connection information to your YouTube account. To prevent this, you must either log out of YouTube before visiting our site or make the appropriate settings in your YouTube account.

For the purpose of functionality and analysis of usage behavior, YouTube permanently stores cookies on your device via your browser. If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above.

Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in Google's privacy policy found at

https://policies.google.com/privacy

 

Links to Other Websites

Our online offer may contain links to other websites. We have no influence on the operators of those websites adhering to the data protection regulations.

 

as of: 25.09.2018

 

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