Terms and conditions for booking training courses hosted by bikablo GmbH & Co. KG and offered through our ticketing Partner XingEvents

 
  1. Any training courses organised and hosted by the bikablo GmbH & Co. KG itself are booked, paid for and cancelled, as applicable, online via our ticketing partner XING Events GmbH. Payment methods are shown at the appropriate point in the payment process.
  2. Once you have registered, you will receive a digital confirmation of your registration as well as an invoice from XING Events GmbH. The invoice must be paid in advance in order to attend the course.
  3. Cancellations are also processed directly via XING Events GmbH. Cancellations made 30 days or more prior to the training course incur a charge of 10% of the training course fee. For cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the event the training course fee must be paid in full. You may send a replacement participant. Please note that any cancellation fees are handled directly by XING Events GmbH.
  4. We reserve the right to cancel the training course, even at short notice. In the event of such a cancellation, you will be immediately refunded any amounts already paid.
  5. For bikablo training products named on this website, but offered by other providers, the full terms and conditions and booking protocols for those providers apply.
  6. If you are unable to book using the XING Events website, you can book our training courses via email (akademie@bikablo.com) and pay through a direct invoice. Unfortunately we have to charge a processing fee of EUR 120 per booking. Any contents specified in these Terms and Conditions, which do not correspond to the XING Events booking process, also apply for direct bookings via email.
  7. All prices are excluding VAT.

Additional customer information 

(The terms and conditions detailed below include legal information about your rights in accordance with the provisions for distance contracts and contracts concluded by electronic means)

1. Scope of applications

Our terms and conditions and consumer information outlined here are an integral part of the contract. These terms and conditions apply for all consumers (Section 13 of the German Civil Code [BGB]).
A consumer is any natural person, who enters into a legal transaction for a purpose that can be attributed neither to their commercial nor their self-employed professional activity.

They shall be fully accepted by the customer as valid at the time at which the contract is concluded. Any differing or conflicting terms and conditions are hereby rejected, and shall not form an integral part of the contract.

2. The contracting party

The sales contract is made with:

bikablo GmbH & Co. KG
Luederichstr. 2–4
D-51105 Cologne, Germany
Fax: +49 221 98 55 902 -9
office & local court: Cologne
HRA 32871
partner liable to unlimited extent: bikablo Verwaltungs-GmbH, HRB 91827
executive directors: Martin Haussmann and Karina Antons
www.bikablo.com

3. Tender and conclusion of contract

a) The training courses represented in the online shop do not constitute a legally binding offer, but a request to order or to submit an application. Subject to errors.

b) The language of the contract is exclusively German. The text of the contract (registration details and the terms and conditions) is stored by the provider. The text is only stored for a limited time however and is not accessible to you. Therefore please make sure that you print out or save a copy.

c) By clicking on the “Buy” [Kaufen] button, you agree to a binding order of the goods listed on the order page and you will receive an order confirmation.

d) Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation of your registration and an invoice from the event organiser (bikablo GmbH & Co. KG) via the ticketing provider XING Events GmbH. Only then is the sales contract deemed to be concluded.

e) For all training courses you will receive a list of hotels. Please arrange your reservation directly with the hotel.

4. Cancellation policy

Cancellation rights for consumers: Insofar as you are the consumer (i.e. any natural person, who enters into a legal transaction for a purpose that can be attributed neither to their commercial nor their self-employed professional activity), you have the right to cancel in accordance with the provisions of statutory regulations.

You can cancel your contract in writing (e.g. by mail, fax or email) within 14 days, without having to state a reason. The cancellation term begins once this information has been received in writing and not before we have fulfilled our obligations to provide information in accordance with article 246, section 2 in conjunction with section 1, paragraph 1 and 2 of the Introductory Act to the Civil Code [EGBGB] as well as our obligations in accordance with section 312g, paragraph 1, sentence 1 of the German Civil Code [BGB] in conjunction with article 246, section 3 Introductory Act to the Civil Code [EGBGB]. The deadline for cancellation is deemed to be met, provided the cancellation request is submitted in good time. The cancellation request is to be sent to:

bikablo GmbH & Co. KG
Luederichstr. 2–4
D-51105 Cologne, Germany
Fax: +49 221 98 55 902 -9
office & local court: Cologne
HRA 32871
partner liable to unlimited extent: bikablo Verwaltungs-GmbH, HRB 91827
executive directors: Martin Haussmann and Karina Antons
www.bikablo.com

Special notices: Your right to cancel expires if the contract has been fully completed on both sides at your request before you have exercised your right to cancel.

Consequences of cancellation: In the event of a valid cancellation, the payments or goods received by both parties are to be refunded/restored as appropriate.

End of the cancellation policy.

5. Payment

You only qualify for the right of compensation when the claims against us are legally justified or undisputed, or confirmed by us in writing.

6. Data protection

Customer data are held for internal processing, billing and information purposes. You can reject the use of your data for further information. Please inform us of this in writing or by email.

If you agree to be included in our newsletter when you book a training course, the following applies in accordance with the Data Protection Act: “The use of your data to advertise similar products and services is not excluded. You can opt out of this use at any time, without incurring any costs other than the basic tariff costs for the transmission.”

7. Final provisions

a) The right of the Federal Republic of Germany applies, with the exclusion of its provisions on international private law. The provisions of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods do not apply here.

b) If the customer is a dealer, a corporate body under public law, or a special fund under public law, the only court of jurisdiction for all disputes pertaining to this contract is in Cologne. The right of the organisation bikablo GmbH & Co. KG to appeal to another court of jurisdiction remains unaffected.

Cologne, 1th May 2018


Additional terms and conditions for digital content and online courses offered through the Elopage.com platform

 

Section 1 – Provider, inclusion by reference of the General Terms and Conditions

(1) The Provider and contracting party for the products and services presented in our online shop bikablo.com is bikablo GmbH & Co. KG, Lüderichstr. 2–4, 51105 Köln, phone (0221) 98 55 90 20, fax (0221) 98 55 90 29, e-mail akademie@bikablo.com (referred to hereinbelow as the “Provider”, “we” or “us” for short).

(2) The present General Terms and Conditions are a component part of any contractual agreement made between the Provider and the respective Customer. We hereby object to any terms and conditions that the Customer may have established and that contradict the present General Terms and Conditions.

Section 2 – Offer and conclusion of contract

(1) In our shop, we offer digital content as well as various online services. The colors of digital content shown on the website may vary slightly depending on your internet browser and screen settings; these variations are technically unavoidable. The selection of products, conclusion of contract and implementation of the agreement shall all take place in German or English to the Customer’s discretion.

(2) We are making a binding offer for the digital content and services presented in the shop. By transmitting the order using the button “buy now” you accept the offer. We shall confirm the conclusion of the contract by e-mail (contract confirmation).

(3) Before finally placing the offer, you are shown an overview of the data recorded for your order, including the essential characteristics of the digital content or service. At this point, you may check the data for any incorrect input and, if necessary, go back one or more steps in the order process to change the data or completely discontinue the order.

(4) After conclusion of the contract, we will send the content of the contract (contract text) to you by e-mail. At the same time, we store the contract text eletronically. If the you have a customer account with us, you can also access the contract text in your account. Otherwise it is your responsibility to save the e-mail with the contract text for later reference.

Section 3 – Prices and payment

(1) All product prices are total prices. Prices include VAT.

(2) You can pay your order by using PayPal, Klarna („Sofortüberweisung“ / sofort.com), or VISA/MasterCard credit card.

(3) Where offered in particular cases in the booking process, you can alternatively pay by bank transfer on receipt of our invoice. If you have chosen this payment method, we will send you an invoice by e-mail immediately after conclusion of the contract. The payment is due within 14 days after receipt of the invoice. Please note that we will only provide our services once the invoice has been paid in full. Furthermore, we reserve the right to withdraw from the contract if you are in default of payment. For the acceptance of your payment we have authorized elopage GmbH, whose bank details are shown on the invoice.

Section 4 – Digital Content

(1) A product offered  as digital content will not be delivered by post. We shall provide the content by e-mail or as download.

(2) If you order as a consumer and expressly consent that the contract shall be performed already before expiration of the withdrawal period and you acknowledge that you thereby lose your right of withdrawal, we shall deliver the digital content immediately. In all other cases, we shall deliver the digital content after expiration of the withdrawal period.

(3) The reception of digital content requires that the recipient has an internet connection. We point out that the Customer’s network provider may charge extra costs for the data traffic; we have no means of influencing them.

Section 5 – Online courses

(1) If you book an online course, you will receive access details from us by e-mail. You must enter these access details at the beginning of the online course to be able to participate.

(2) It is your responsibility to keep the access details protected from access by third parties. As soon as a third party uses your access details, you can no longer participate yourself in the booked online course.

(3) Your participation in an online course requires that you have an internet-capable  device and an internet connection with a download bandwidth of at least 6 MBit/s. If the course is interactive and you want to transmit your camera image and sound to the lecturer and the other course participants, you will also need a suitable webcam and microphone as well as an upload bandwidth of at least 6 MBit/s.

(4) We grant a contractual right of cancellation under the following conditions: If you inform us in writing (e.g. by e-mail or fax) by the end of the 30th day before the course begins that you wish to cancel your booking, we will refund 90% of the event price; you will receive a suitable revised invoice. This contractual right of cancellation does not restrict any statutory rights of revocation and withdrawal, but applies additionally for your benefit.

Section 6 – Right of withdrawal for consumers

(1) When you order as a consumer you are entitled to a right of withdrawal in accordance with the statutory pre-requisites. A consumer means every natural person who enters into a legal transaction for a purpose that is mainly outside his commercial or self-employed professional activity.

(2) The pre-requisites and legal consequences of the German stipulations as to consumers’ rights of withdrawal shall apply to consumers having their permanent residence outside of Germany also in those cases in which the consumer’s national law does not provide for a right of withdrawal or provides for a shorter withdrawal period or for stricter requirements as to form.

(3) Please note that there is no right of withdrawal when booking an online course that takes place on one or more fixed dates.

Section 7 – Warranty

Warranty claims shall be governed by the statutory regulations.

Section 8 – Out-of-court Dispute Resolution

(1) For settling consumer disputes out-of-court, the European Union offers a platform for online dispute resolution (“ODR platform“) at ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr.

(2) We are neither obliged nor willing to participate in consumer dispute resolution proceedings.

Section 9 – Final provisions

(1) The laws of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply, to the exclusion of the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods (UNCISG). However, German law shall not apply to transactions with consumers having their permanent residence abroad to the extent the national laws applicable to those consumers set out provisions that cannot be contracted out to the detriment of the consumers.

(2) Where the Customer is a merchant, an entity under public law or special assets (Sondervermögen) under public law, the parties agree that the Provider’s office location (Lüderichstr. 2-4, 51105 Köln) shall be the exclusive place of jurisdiction.

Cologne, Germany, March 15th, 2021

 

Terms of Use of the bikablo Community

  1. Provider

(1) The provider of the bikablo communities, at https//podio.com/kommunikationslotsende/bikablo-community (German) and https://podio.com/kommunikationslotsende/fur-gesa (English) (both hereafter referred to simply as the “bikablo community” or the “website”) is the bikablo GmbH & Co. KG (Limited Liability Company with Limited Partnership), in Lüderichstr. 2-4, 51105 Cologne, Germany; Email: community@bikablo.com; Tel. +49 (0) 221-98559020. The following terms stipulate the rights and obligations between the service provider and every user of the website.

(2) The bikablo community is intended to facilitate communication, development, and collaboration between the provider’s training participants, and to provide further information on the topic of visualization.

  1. Services of the Provider

(1) The provider allows registered users to publish personal posts on the website and to establish contact with other users, all within the framework of the terms stipulated in the present text.

(2) The individual user, not the provider, is responsible for the content published within the bikablo community. The provider merely displays the content which the users have submitted to bikablo, but does not verify whether the content or statements issued by said users are lawful, accurate, or complete. The content issued by the users in no way reflects the views and opinions of the provider.

(3) The bikablo community is not a platform for the storage or administration of content. The individual user must make sure that he is issuing the provider with a copy of the content, while keeping the original for himself.

(4) The terms of use do not entitle the user to any claim over the website registration, nor do they guarantee a specific upload capacity or access to website content that is free of errors or interruptions. Furthermore, the user has no claim over the setting up or retention of his user profile. The provider can discontinue his service at any time.

  1. Access to the Community and User Registration

(1) Only users that are of legal age and have taken and completed the provider’s training course are permitted to use the website.

(2) The user must first register his profile before being permitted to make use of the bikablo community.

(3) The registration and subsequent use of a user profile requires the creation of a valid account with Podio, a service provided by Citrix Systems UK Ltd, Building 3, Chalfont Park, Chalfont St. Peter, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire SL9 0BG, U.K. (“Citrix”). The contractual relationship resulting from the creation of the Podio account is exclusively between the participant (user) and Citrix. The provider is not involved in this contractual relationship and is therefore not a contracting party to it. The user is solely responsible for the agreement to and fulfillment of the contract with Citrix. The provider is therefore not liable for any breach of obligations related to the contract agreed to between the user and Citrix.

(4) The registration of a user profile is contingent upon an invitation issued by the provider via email. In order to be eligible for an invitation, the user must fill out a registration form for the provider in which he will provide his first and last name, as well as his email address. The invitation will be issued once the admission requirements have been verified (see section (1) above) by the provider and confirmed by an email sent to the address given by the user (Double Opt-In). The moment the invitation has been issued, the user with the corresponding email address will already be visible to other users of the bikablo community. If upon receiving the invitation the user in question already has an existing Podio account, any additional details of that account will also be visible to other users of the bikablo community.

(5) Each natural person is entitled to only one registration. A registration on behalf of a third party is not permitted.

(6) The user is not permitted to pass on his login details, particularly his password, to a third party. However, should a third party gain access to the user’s profile, or should the user suspect unlawful access to his profile, he must inform the provider without delay and immediately change his login details.

(7) Should the user make any errors when registering his details, these can be corrected at any time before being stored. Even when the registration is complete, any details provided by the user can still be viewed, edited, corrected, or deleted.

  1. Content and Related Rights

(1) The creation and publication of user profiles and posts is an automated process. The provider will not check the details entered by the user into the profile for accuracy or lawfulness.

(2) The user guarantees that he will only publish content in his user profile that is factually relevant and legally permitted. In particular, the user guarantees that he has obtained the necessary rights to publish, reproduce, and make publicly accessible on the Internet any images or content he chooses to share; this especially includes the consent of any persons depicted on photographs.

(3) The user gratuitously grants the provider the right to publish, reproduce, and make publicly accessible on the website the user’s profile and all related content, including the user name. The provider reserves the right to move or combine user posts as he sees fit within his website. This right is a geographically unrestricted, non-exclusive right,limited in time to the existence of the user profile itself.

(4) The user has no right to force the provider to delete or to rectify any posts created by the user.

(5) The user releases the provider from all claims lodged by a third party against the provider for any potential breaches of the law regarding the content used. This release from liability includes any potential fees resulting from an inquiry into, or a legal defense involving, such claims, unless the user is not legally obliged to answer to the claims lodged by a third party.

5 Further Obligations of the User

(1) When taking part in the bikablo community, the user is expected to adhere to the current legal regulations. In particular, this means that

  • penal codes,
  • child protection laws,
  • data protection regulations,
  • laws governing competition, copyright, trademarks, patents, or third-party name rights,
  • as well as personality, and other third-party rights must not be infringed.

(2) Furthermore, the user is legally

  • obligated to treat other users and the provider with respect;
  • forbidden from advertising products, services and/or companies in a covert manner (e.g. posing as a review) and/or in a public manner, or from using links for this purpose;
  • forbidden from collecting, using, or publishing personal data or information of other users without the consent of the user in question;
  • forbidden from implementing pernicious technologies which could harm or inconvenience the provider, other users, or third parties (e.g. viruses, robots, spiders, scrapers, crawlers, hacking, brute-force-attacks, etc.);
  • forbidden from using URLs in posts which do not contain relevant information concerning the post in question. The content on the linked websites must adhere to the current legal regulations.
  1. Penalties and other measures in the case of violations

(1) Should the provider come upon concrete evidence that a user has violated regulations, third-party rights, the present terms of use, or any other legitimate interests (referred to as “suspected abuse” below), the provider reserves the right to take appropriate measures against the user in question. When deciding on the measures to take, the provider will consider the operational requirements of the community, his own liability risks, as well as the legitimate interests of any potential claimants and those of the user in question. With the aim of resolving the case of suspected abuse, the provider may:

  • warn users to desist from any further infringements immediately;
  • change or definitively delete the user’s content or reviews;
  • temporarily restrict the user’s profile;
  • temporarily close the user’s profile;
  • definitively remove the user from the community.

The provider expressly reserves the right to take additional measures, though any legal claims the provider has regarding the abuse shall remain unaffected by said measures.

(2) Upon learning of a case of suspected abuse, the provider will inform the user in question of it and, based on the individual case, will give him a deadline for issuing a statement on the matter.

  1. Limitation of Liability

(1) The following stipulations regarding the limitation of liability apply to all claims for compensation and liability cases, whatever their legal grounds (e.g. warranty, delay, legal impossibility, breach of duty, impediment to performance, unlawful acts, etc.). Exceptions include claims lodged by users arising from injury to life, body, and health; rights and claims of the user in case of the fraudulent concealment of a defect on the part of the provider or due to the lack of a condition previously guaranteed by the provider; claims and rights of the user due to willful or grossly negligent behavior on the part of the provider himself, his legal representative, or his vicarious agent; and claims of the user based on the Product Liability Act. All above-mentioned exceptions are subject to the legal provisions currently in force.

(2) The provider is liable in cases of damages caused by slight negligence if those damages were due to a neglect of so-called cardinal obligations. These are obligations whose fulfillment is required for the purposes of a contract, or whose fulfillment the contractual partners must be able to rely upon consistently. In neglecting the cardinal obligations, the provider’s liability is limited to damages that are typical and foreseeable for the provider upon concluding the contract. The provider is not liable in the case of damage caused by slight or simple negligence alone.

(3) The provider is not liable for the non-availability of the bikablo community or its online database. In particular, no claims can be brought against the provider where such a non-availability affects the contract between users, e.g. when a given content cannot be posted.

(4) The provider is not liable for contracts carried out between users.

(5) The provider is under no legal obligation to monitor the information posted or stored by the users, or to check such information for potentially illegal content.

(6) The provider is not liable for loss and/or damage to the user’s content (e.g. photos and/or texts), given the aforementioned stipulation that the provider will only be given copies, not originals.

  1. Duration and Cancellation

(1) A user profile is created for an indefinite length of time; the user has no claim to an unrestricted duration as regards his user profile.

(2) Any party can cancel their user profile at any time; there is no notice period required. The cancellation must be made by in writing (in a text format). Once the cancellation has been carried out, the provider will delete the user’s profile together with all related content.

  1. Possibility of a Contract Assumption

Having provided a notice period of four weeks, the provider has the right to transfer all rights and duties, completely or in part, from the contractual relationship to a third party. The right of cancellation cited in Section 8(2) remains unaffected by this provision.

  1. Changes in the Terms of Use

(1) In the future it may be necessary to alter the present terms of use, for example in order to adapt to new options or features of the bikablo community.

(2) Any such changes to the terms of use will be made following a minimum six-week notice period, to be announced via email.

(3) The announced changes will go into effect if the user has not objected to them in writing within four weeks of receiving the original notice. The notice will include this stipulation separately.

(4) The user’s right of cancellation set out in Section 8(2) remains unaffected by any potential changes to the present terms of use.

  1. Consumer Dispute Settlement

(1) The entity responsible for the extrajudicial settlement of disputes between consumers and the provider is the Allgemeine Verbraucherschlichtungsstelle des Zentrums für Schlichtung e.V., Strassburger Str. 8, 77694 Kehl (www.verbraucher-schlichter.de/, mail@verbraucher-schlichter.de).

(2) However, the provider will point out that he is under no legal obligation to take part in an extrajudicial dispute settlement, nor is he willing to do so voluntarily. The information in Section 11(1) above regarding the arbitration board responsible for dispute settlements is provided merely to comply with a legal provision with respect to information obligation.

(3) Apart from the arbitration board mentioned above in Section 11(1), consumers can lodge their complaints with the online arbitration board of the European Union, at ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr.

  1. Closing Provisions

(1) The use of the bikablo community is subject to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany under exclusion of the conflict-of-law rules stipulated by private international law. This choice of law does not apply if it limits the mandatory rights of a consumer with permanent residence abroad.

(2) The person responsible for data privacy is the provider referred to in Section 1. The provider’s data privacy notice (https://bikablo.com/en/data-privacy-statement/) contains all applicable provisions and can be consulted at any time.

(3) Should any individual provision of the terms of use prove invalid or unenforceable, these will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions.

Cologne, October 1, 2018   

Data protection declaration for website operators in accordance with the DSGVO/GDPR requirements

The bikablo GmbH & Co KG (hereinafter “bikablo”, information about bikablo can be found here), is pleased that you are visiting our website. Data protection and data security when using our website are very important to us. We would therefore like to inform you at this point which of your personal data we collect when you visit our website and for what purposes it is used.

Since changes in the law or changes in our internal company processes may make it necessary to adapt this data protection declaration, we ask you to read it regularly. The data protection declaration can be called up, saved and printed out at any time under Data protection declaration.

1. Person responsible and scope

The responsible party within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter: DSGVO) and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is: bikablo GmbH & Co. KG, Lüderichstr. 2-4, D-51105 Cologne, Tel: +49 221 98 55 902 -0, E-Mail: office@bikablo.com, Website: www.bikablo.com

This privacy policy applies to the Internet offer of bikablo, which is available under the domain www.bikablo.com and the various subdomains (hereinafter referred to as “our website”).

2. If you make an inquiry or course booking through our website

a: Training short request 

If you make an inquiry on our website about an in-house training (“training short inquiry”), we process your name and e-mail address. If you provide further data in your inquiry, we also process this data. This data processing is based on Article 6(1)(b) DSGVO.

We keep this data stored until all mutual claims arising from the respective contractual relationship with you have been fully settled and the retention periods under commercial and tax law to which we are subject have expired.

For the receipt of your data in connection with a training short inquiry we use Webforms von Podio, a Service a service of Citrix Systems UK Ltd, Building 3, Chalfont Park, Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire SL9 0BG, U.K. (hereinafter “Citrix”). The privacy policy of Citrix can be found at https://www.citrix.com/content/dam/citrix/en_us/documents/buy/data-processing-agreement-de.pdf .

It may happen that we also pass on your data to other recipients as part of the proper fulfillment of the contract. For example, as part of providing our offer and related services, we share your data with the freelance trainers and visualizers who work with us to conduct our courses and in-house trainings.

b: Training booking

When you make a booking of our services on our website, we process your name, billing address and e-mail address as you provide them during the booking process. Insofar as you provide further data in the course of your booking (e.g. further telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, reference numbers), we also process this data.

We process the aforementioned data electronically for the proper fulfillment of the contract, in particular for invoicing, the posting of payments and the processing of complaints. This data processing is based on Article 6(1)(b) DSGVO.

We keep this data stored until all mutual claims arising from the respective contractual relationship with you have been fully settled and the retention periods under commercial and tax law to which we are subject have expired.

For a contract to be concluded between you and us, it is necessary that we receive your name, billing address and e-mail address. The necessity of providing this data results from legal regulations (such as § 312i para. 1 item 3 BGB, § 14 para. 4 UStG). Without providing this data, you can therefore not conclude a contract with us.

For the receipt of your data in connection with the course booking, we use “Xing Events”, a service for the implementation of online course bookings, which is provided to us by XING Events GmbH (Sandstr. 33, 80335 Munich, Germany). If you also create a user account with Xing Events in this context, the processing of your user account data will take place exclusively in the relationship between you and Xing Events. The privacy policy of Xing Events applies to this data processing, which you can find at https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung .

It may happen that we also pass on your data to other recipients as part of the proper fulfillment of the contract. For example, in the context of providing our offer and related services, we share your data with the freelance trainers and visualizers who work with us to conduct our courses and in-house trainings.

For the conclusion of the contract, we refrain from automated decision-making and profiling.

3. When you order from us

When you place an order via our website, we process your name, delivery address and e-mail address as you provide them during the ordering process. If you voluntarily provide additional data when placing your order (e.g. a different billing address or a telephone number), we also process this data.

We process this data electronically for the proper fulfillment of the contract, in particular for delivery, invoicing if necessary, posting payments and processing returns and complaints. This data processing is based on Article 6(1)(b) DSGVO.

We keep this data stored until all mutual claims arising from the respective contractual relationship with you have been fully settled and the retention periods under commercial and tax law to which we are subject have expired.

For a contract to be concluded between you and us, it is necessary that we receive your name, delivery address and e-mail address. The necessity of providing this data results from legal regulations (such as § 312i para. 1 item 3 BGB, § 14 para. 4 UStG). Without providing this data, you can therefore not conclude a contract with us.

Insofar as we send physical goods on the basis of the purchase contract, we transmit the name and address of the recipient to shipping service providers, if necessary, for the purpose of delivering the shipment to you and, if necessary, returning your shipment to us on the basis of Article 6(1)(b) DSGVO.

4. Contact us

If you send us a message by e-mail, we store your message with the sender data transmitted with it (name, e-mail address and, if applicable, further information added by your e-mail program and the transmitting servers). For the receipt, storage and sending of e-mails, we use an e-mail provider that acts for us as a processor in accordance with Article 28 DSGVO.

The legal basis for this data processing is our legitimate interest in answering your message and also being able to respond to any follow-up questions from you (Article 6(1)(f) DSGVO). We will delete the data collected with your message no later than twelve months after the last communication with you regarding your request, subject to the provision in the following paragraph.

We may also share your data with other recipients as part of the proper performance of the contract. For example, as part of the provision of our offer and related services, we share your data with the freelance trainers and visualizers working with us.

If you send us a legally relevant statement regarding the contractual relationship (e.g. a revocation or a complaint), the legal basis for the processing, regardless of the transmission channel, is also Article 6(1)(b) DSGVO. In such a case, we will delete the data related to your declaration as soon as all mutual claims arising from the contractual relationship have been finally settled and the retention periods under commercial and tax law have expired.

5. Application

We process the data sent to us in connection with an application in order to check the personal suitability of the sender for the position (or other open positions with us, if applicable) and to carry out the application procedure. The legal basis for the processing of personal data in the application procedure is Section 26 of the BDSG.

After completion of the application process, we may continue to store this data for the purpose of safeguarding our legitimate interests, e.g. asserting or defending claims (legal basis: Art. 6(1)(f) DSGVO). Data of applicants will be deleted after 6 months in the event of rejection. In the event of employment with us, the data from the successful application that is necessary for the implementation of the employment relationship will be transferred to our personnel information system. At our company, only those persons have access to the applicant data who require this for the proper course of our application procedure.

6. Use of one of our online communities via Podio (e.g. bikablo community)

If you wish to use one of our online communities, you must register by providing your first and last name, as well as your email address. For the identification of the alumni status, the first and last name is required as mandatory data. In addition, we process any further data that you voluntarily provide to us as part of the registration process (e.g. photos, further supplementary texts from you).

The processing is based on Article 6(1)(b) DSGVO.

If you upload a photo or text for your user profile (hereinafter “content”), you thereby grant us a simple right of use to store it on our server as well as to publish and make it publicly available within the scope of your user profile. These rights of use are geographically unlimited. The rights of use granted to us are only valid as long as the user profile exists and you have not deleted the content yourself beforehand.

You can specify online in your user profile at any time which additional information you wish to make available for viewing by other users. Changes to your data will also be displayed to us and other registered users.

Your data will remain stored by us until your user profile is deleted. For the purpose of deletion, you can cancel your user profile at any time without notice.

The use of our communities requires an existing user account for “Podio”, a service of Citrix Systems UK Ltd, Building 3, Chalfont Park, Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire SL9 0BG, U.K. (hereinafter “Citrix”). The contractual relationship regarding the creation of the Podio account is solely between you and Citrix. Similarly, the storage and processing of your user account data is solely between you and Citrix in accordance with Citrix’s privacy policy, which is available at https://www.citrix.com/content/dam/citrix/en_us/documents/buy/data-processing-agreement-de.pdf .

As a technical service provider for the operation of our communities on the Internet, we also use the services of Kommunikationslotsen Scholz & Vesper GmbH & Co. KG as a processor in accordance with Article 28 DSGVO.

The terms of use of the bikablo community via Podio (German) can be found on this page.

7. Principles of data processing

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, information such as your name, age, address, telephone number, date of birth, e-mail address, IP address or user behavior. Information for which we cannot (or can only with a disproportionate effort) establish a link to your person, e.g. by anonymizing the information, is not personal data. The processing of personal data (e.g. collection, retrieval, use, storage or transmission) always requires a legal basis or your consent. Processed personal data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of the processing has been achieved and there are no longer any legally required retention obligations.

If we process your personal data for the provision of certain offers, we will inform you below about the specific processes, the scope and purpose of the data processing, the legal basis for the processing and the respective storage period.

8. Individual processing operations

a) Provision and use of the website

Type and scope of data processing

When you call up and use our website, we collect the personal data that your browser automatically transmits to our server. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. When you use our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file
  • Website from which the access is made (referrer URL)
  • Browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer, as well as the name of your access provider
  • other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

Legal basis

Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the aforementioned data processing. The processing of the aforementioned data is necessary for the provision of a website and thus serves to protect a legitimate interest of our company.

Storage period

As soon as the aforementioned data is no longer required to display the website, it is deleted. The collection of the data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user. Further storage may take place in individual cases if this is required by law.

b) Newsletter

Type and scope of data processing

On our website there is the possibility to subscribe to a free newsletter. In order to send you the newsletter regularly, we need the following information from you:

  • E-Mail – Adress
  • First and last name

In connection with the newsletter dispatch, your data will not be passed on to third parties.

For the newsletter dispatch, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure, i.e. we will only send you the newsletter if you first confirm your registration via a confirmation e-mail sent to you for this purpose by means of a link contained therein. In this way, we want to ensure that only you, as the owner of the e-mail address provided, can register for the newsletter. Your confirmation must take place promptly after receipt of the confirmation e-mail, otherwise your newsletter registration will be automatically deleted from our database.

Legal basis

The processing of your e-mail address, first name and surname for the newsletter dispatch is based on the declaration of consent voluntarily given by you in the following according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO: By entering my data and pressing the button “Send”, I declare my consent to the processing of my e-mail address, first name and surname for an irregular newsletter dispatch. I can unsubscribe from the newsletter service at any time by clicking the corresponding link at the end of the newsletter. I can revoke my consent to the collection of personal data collected during the registration process at any time.

Storage period

Your email address, first and last name will be stored as long as you have subscribed to the newsletter. After unsubscribing from the newsletter, your e-mail address will be deleted. Further storage may take place in individual cases if required by law.

9. Data sharing

We will only share your personal information with third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent to this in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO
  • this is legally permissible and necessary according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the fulfillment of a contractual relationship with you
  • there is a legal obligation for the disclosure according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DSGVO
  • the disclosure is necessary in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO for the protection of legitimate business interests, as well as for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data.

10. Use of Cookies

Cookie consent with Borlabs Cookie
Our website uses Borlabs Cookie’s cookie consent technology to obtain your consent to store certain cookies in your browser and to document it in a privacy-compliant manner. The provider of this technology is Borlabs – Benjamin A. Bornschein, Georg-Wilhelm-Str. 17, 21107 Hamburg (hereinafter Borlabs).
When you enter our website, a Borlabs cookie is stored in your browser, in which the consents you have given or the revocation of these consents are stored. This data is not shared with the Borlabs cookie provider.
The collected data will be stored until you request us to delete it or until you delete the Borlabs cookie yourself or until the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Mandatory legal retention periods remain unaffected. Details on the data processing of Borlabs Cookie can be found at https://de.borlabs.io/kb/welche-daten-speichert-borlabs-cookie/.
Borlabs Cookie Consent Technology is used to obtain the legally required consent for the use of cookies. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DSGVO.

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Nature and scope of data processing

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that are sent by us to the browser of your terminal device during your visit to our website and stored there. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of technically necessary cookies. Other cookies, on the other hand, enable us to perform various analyses. Cookies are, for example, able to recognize the browser you are using when you visit our website again and to transmit various information to us. With the help of cookies, we can, among other things, make our website more user-friendly and effective for you, for example by tracking your use of our website and determining your preferred settings (e.g. country and language settings). If third parties process information via cookies, they collect the information directly from your browser. Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device. They cannot execute programs or contain viruses.

Various types of cookies are used on our website, the type and function of which are explained in more detail below.

Transient cookies are used on our website, which are automatically deleted as soon as you close your browser. This type of cookie makes it possible to record your session ID. This allows various requests from your browser to be assigned to a common session and enables us to recognize your terminal device during subsequent website visits within a session.

These cookies are required for technical reasons so that you can visit our website and use functions offered by us. In addition, these cookies contribute to a secure and compliant use of the website.

These cookies also enable us to analyze website usage and improve the performance and functionality of our website. For example, information is collected about how our website is used by visitors, which pages are accessed most frequently, or whether error messages are displayed on certain pages.

Legal basis

Based on the purposes described (see § 6. a.), the legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Article 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. If you have given us your consent to the use of cookies on the basis of a notice (“cookie banner”) issued by us on the website, the lawfulness of the use is additionally based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Storage period

As soon as the data transmitted to us via the cookies is no longer required to achieve the purposes described above, this information is deleted. Further storage may take place in individual cases if this is required by law.

Configuration of browser settings

Most browsers are preset to accept cookies by default. However, you can configure your respective browser so that it only accepts certain cookies or not at all. However, we would like to point out that you may no longer be able to use all the functions of our website if cookies are deactivated by your browser settings on our website. You can also delete cookies already stored in your browser via your browser settings or have the storage period displayed. Furthermore, it is possible to set your browser to notify you before cookies are stored. Since the various browsers can differ in their respective functions, we ask you to use the respective help menu of your browser for the configuration options.

If you would like to have a comprehensive overview of all third-party accesses to your Internet browser, we recommend that you install specially developed plug-ins for this purpose.

11. Tracking and analysis tools

We use tracking and analysis tools to ensure the ongoing optimization and needs-based design of our website. With the help of tracking measures, it is also possible for us to statistically record the use of our website by visitors and to further develop our online offer for you with the help of the knowledge gained. Based on these interests, the use of the tracking and analysis tools described below is justified pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If you have given us your consent to the use of cookies on the basis of a notice (“cookie banner”) issued by us on the website, the lawfulness of the use is additionally based on Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. The following description of the tracking and analysis tools also shows the respective processing purposes and the processed data.

Google Analytics

We use the technology “Google Analytics”, a service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. In Google Analytics, interactions of visitors (users) on websites are primarily recorded with the help of own cookies. Users can deactivate cookies or delete them individually. Weitere Informationen. In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional Browser-Add-on. If users install and activate it, their data will be prevented from being collected by Google Analytics when they visit websites. However, the add-on only disables data collection by Google Analytics. If a website or app uses the Google Analytics for Apps SDK or the Google Analytics for Firebase SDK, Google Analytics collects an app instance ID. This is a randomly generated number that identifies a single app installation. If a user resets their ad ID on Android or iOS, the app instance ID is also reset. If Google Analytics has been implemented in apps or on websites along with other Google advertising products such as Google Ads, additional ad IDs may be collected. Users can disable this feature in the Einstellungen für Werbung disable and change their settings for this cookie. Weitere Informationen. Google Analytics also collects IP (Internet Protocol) addresses to ensure the security of the service and to provide website owners with information about which country, region or location the respective user comes from. This is also referred to as IP location determination. In Google Analytics, collected IP addresses can be anonymized using so-called IP masks. Further information can be found below. However, website owners have access to the IP addresses of their users even if Google Analytics is not used.

Google AdWords

We use the technology “Google AdWords” and specifically the conversion tracking. Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie for conversion tracking is stored on your PC. The cookies are valid for 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages of our website when the cookie has not yet expired, Google and also we can recognize that you have clicked on a certain ad and have been redirected to this page. Google AdWords customers each receive a different cookie. Thus, it is not possible to track cookies across the websites of AdWords customers.

The data collected using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who use conversion tracking. In doing so, customers learn the number of users who clicked on their ad and were subsequently redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users.

If you do not wish to participate in conversion tracking, you can prevent this by making the appropriate setting in your browser, e.g. in the form of generally preventing the installation of cookies. You can also disable cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to only block cookies from the web address “googleadservices.com”.

Jetpack for WordPress

The controller has integrated Jetpack on this website. Jetpack is a WordPress plug-in that provides additional functionality to the operator of a website built on WordPress. Jetpack allows the website operator, among other things, an overview of the visitors to the page. Furthermore, by displaying related posts and publications or the possibility to share content on the page, it is possible to increase the number of visitors. In addition, security features are integrated into Jetpack, so that a website using Jetpack is better protected against brute force attacks. Jetpack also optimizes and speeds up the loading of images integrated on the website.

The operating company of the Jetpack plug-in for WordPress is Automattic Inc, 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. The operating company uses the tracking technology of Quantcast Inc, 201 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Jetpack sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up, on which a Jetpack component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically triggered by the respective Jetpack component to transmit data to Automattic for analysis purposes. As part of this technical process, Automattic obtains knowledge of data that is subsequently used to create an overview of website visits. The data thus obtained is used to analyze the behavior of the data subject who has accessed the website of the controller and is evaluated with the aim of optimizing the website. The data collected via the Jetpack component will not be used to identify the data subject without first obtaining the separate, explicit consent of the data subject. Furthermore, the data comes to the knowledge of Quantcast. Quantcast uses the data for the same purposes as Automattic.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Automattic/Quantcast from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by Automattic can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by the Jetpack cookie and related to the use of this website as well as the processing of such data by Automattic/Quantcast. For this purpose, the data subject must press the opt-out button under the link https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the system of the data subject are deleted after an objection, the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

However, with the setting of the opt-out cookie, there is the possibility that the Internet pages of the controller are no longer fully usable for the data subject.

The applicable data protection provisions of Automattic are available at https://automattic.com/privacy/. The applicable data protection provisions of Quantcast are available at https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/.

12. Plugins/iFrames/YouTube

XingEvents

The bikablo GmbH & Co. KG uses the service of XING Events on this website for ticket sales of its trainings. The ticket sale is integrated as an IFrame of XING Events on our website. The General Terms and Conditions apply to this service. Geschäftsbedingungen von XING Events and the Datenschutzerklärung der XING SE.

YouTube

The controller has integrated YouTube components on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips free of charge and other users to view, rate and comment on them, also free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and TV shows, but also music videos, trailers or videos made by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal.

The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

By each call of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective YouTube component to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. Within the scope of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google receive knowledge of which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the data subject is visiting by calling up a sub-page that contains a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.

YouTube and Google always receive information via the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into YouTube at the time of calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her YouTube account before accessing our website.

The privacy policy published by YouTube, which can be accessed at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

13. Hyperlinks

Our website contains hyperlinks to websites of other providers. In the footer of the website you will also find hyperlinks to our social media offerings. When you activate these hyperlinks, you will be redirected from our website directly to the website of the other provider. You will recognize this by the change of URL, among other things. We cannot assume any responsibility for the confidential handling of your data on these third-party websites, as we have no influence on whether these companies comply with data protection regulations. Please inform yourself about the handling of your personal data by these companies directly on these websites.

14. Data subject rights

The GDPR gives you the following rights as a data subject of a processing of personal data:

  • In accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO, you can request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, about a transfer to third countries or international organizations and about the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details.
  • In accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, you can immediately request the correction of incorrect or the completion of your personal data stored by us.
  • Pursuant to Art. 17 DSGVO, you may request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
  • According to Art. 18 DSGVO, you may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the data, the processing is unlawful, we no longer need the data and you object to their deletion because you need them for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims. You also have the right under Art. 18 DSGVO if you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO.
  • Pursuant to Art. 20 DSGVO, you may request to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or you may request that it be transferred to another controller.
  • In accordance with Art. 7 (3) DSGVO, you may revoke your consent at any time. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent for the future.
  • In accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence, your place of work or our company headquarters.

15. Right of objection

When your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO, provided that there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the case of direct marketing, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying a particular situation.

16. Data security and backup measures

We are committed to protecting your privacy and treating your personal data confidentially. In order to prevent manipulation, loss or misuse of your data stored with us, we take extensive technical and organizational security precautions, which are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress. However, we would like to point out that, due to the structure of the Internet, it is possible that the rules of data protection and the above-mentioned security measures are not observed by other persons or institutions not within our sphere of responsibility. In particular, data disclosed in unencrypted form – e.g. if this is done by e-mail – can be read by third parties. We have no technical influence on this. It is the user’s responsibility to protect the data he or she provides against misuse by encrypting it or in any other way.

17. Usage of the platform elopage.com for purchasing digital products and training products

Data collection when visiting our website
During the mere informational use of our website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called “server log files”). When you visit our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display the website to you:
– Our visited website
– Date and time at the time of access
– Amount of data sent in bytes
– Source/reference from which you reached the page
– Browser used
– Operating system used
– IP address used (if applicable: in anonymized form)

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data is not passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files retrospectively should concrete indications point to illegal use.

Hosting
We use the website construction kit system of elopage GmbH, Kurfürstendamm 208, 10719 Berlin, Germany (“elopage”) for the purpose of hosting and displaying the website on the basis of processing on our behalf. All data collected on our website is processed on elopage’s servers in Germany. Further information on elopage’s data protection can be found at the following website: https://elopage.com/privacy-policy/ The scope of the processing of personal data is described below. Further processing on servers other than the aforementioned of elopage only takes place within the framework communicated below. We have concluded an order processing agreement with elopage, by which we oblige elopage to protect the data of our customers and not to pass them on to third parties.

Rights of the data subject
The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive data subject rights (rights of information and intervention) vis-à-vis the controller with regard to the processing of your personal data, which we inform you about below:

– Right to information pursuant to Art. 15 DSGVO: In particular, you have the right to obtain information about your personal data processed by us, the processing purposes, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period or the criteria for determining the storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, objection to processing, complaint to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data if it has not been collected from you by us, the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, where applicable, meaningful information about the logic involved and the implications for you and the intended effects of such processing, as well as your right to be informed about the safeguards pursuant to Article 46 of the GDPR in case of onward transfer of your data to third countries;

– Right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 DSGVO: You have the right to have any inaccurate data relating to you corrected without delay and/or to have any incomplete data stored by us completed;

– Right to deletion pursuant to Art. 17 DSGVO: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data if the conditions of Art. 17 (1) DSGVO are met. However, this right does not exist in particular if the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;

– Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR: You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data as long as the accuracy of your data, which you dispute, is being verified; if you refuse the erasure of your data due to unlawful data processing and instead request the restriction of the processing of your data; if you require your data for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims after we no longer need this data after the purpose has been achieved; or if you have lodged an objection for reasons relating to your particular situation as long as it has not yet been determined whether our legitimate grounds prevail;

– Right to information pursuant to Art. 19 DSGVO: If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing against the controller, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data relating to you have been disclosed of these.

RIGHT OF OBJECTION
IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF A BALANCING OF INTERESTS ON THE BASIS OF OUR OVERRIDING LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION. IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CONTINUE PROCESSING IF WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING THAT OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSERTING, EXERCISING OR DEFENDING LEGAL CLAIMS. IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH MARKETING. YOU MAY EXERCISE THE OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE. IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES.

Duration of the storage of personal data

The duration of the storage of personal data is measured on the basis of the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and – if relevant – additionally on the basis of the respective statutory retention period (e.g. retention periods under commercial and tax law).

When processing personal data on the basis of explicit consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a DSGVO, this data is stored until the data subject revokes his or her consent.

If there are statutory retention periods for data that is processed within the scope of legal or quasi-legal obligations on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, this data will be routinely deleted after the retention periods have expired, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of the contract and/or there is no legitimate interest on our part in continuing to store it.

When processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) DSGVO, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his or her right to object pursuant to Art. 21(1) DSGVO, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. When processing personal data for the purpose of direct marketing on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his or her right to object pursuant to Article 21 (2) DSGVO.

Unless otherwise stated in the other information in this statement about specific processing situations, stored personal data will otherwise be deleted when it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.

18. Dispatch of our e-mail newsletter via “MailChimp”.

Our email newsletter is sent via the technical service provider The Rocket Science Group, LLC d/b/a MailChimp, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA (http://www.mailchimp.com/), to whom we pass on the data you provided when registering for the newsletter. This transfer takes place in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO and serves our legitimate interest in using a newsletter system that is effective in advertising, secure and user-friendly. Please note that your data is usually transferred to a MailChimp server in the USA and stored there.      

MailChimp uses this information to send and statistically evaluate the newsletters on our behalf. For the evaluation, the emails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which are single-pixel image files that are stored on our website. This makes it possible to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links, if any, have been clicked on. With the help of the web beacons, Mailchimp automatically creates general, non-personal statistics about the response behavior to newsletter campaigns. However, based on our legitimate interest in the statistical evaluation of newsletter campaigns for the optimization of promotional communication and better targeting of recipient interests, the web beacons also collect and utilize data of the respective newsletter recipient (mail address, time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system) in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit f DSGVO. This data allows an individual conclusion to be drawn about the newsletter recipient and is processed by Mailchimp for the automated creation of statistics that reveal whether a particular recipient has opened a newsletter message.
If you wish to deactivate the data analysis for statistical evaluation purposes, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter.

MailChimp may also use this data itself in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO due to its own legitimate interest in designing and optimizing the service to meet demand, as well as for market research purposes, for example to determine which countries the recipients come from. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass them on to third parties.
To protect your data in the USA, we have concluded a data processing agreement (“Data Processing Agreement”) with MailChimp based on the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission to enable the transfer of your personal data to MailChimp. If you are interested, this data processing agreement can be viewed at the following Internet address: https://mailchimp.com/legal/data-processing-addendum/.

You can view the privacy policy of MailChimp here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/