Privacy Policy

1. General Information

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy.

When you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal data are data with which you can be personally identified. This Privacy Policy explains which data we collect and for what we are using it. It also explains how this is done and for what purpose.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) may involve gaps in security. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

Note regarding the data controller

The data controller responsible for the data processing on this website is:

R.K. Management- und Beteiligungs GmbH

represented by its Managing Director Dr. Ralf Kogeler
Augustaplatz 2
76530 Baden-Baden
E-mail: info@rkmbg.com

Telephone: +49 (0)7221 / 39 78 362
Fax: +49 (0)7221 / 39 78 364

The data controller is the natural person or legal entity which alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

SSL and/or TLS encryption

This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential contents such as orders or inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you are sending us cannot be read by third parties.

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. To do so, simply send an informal e-mail to our e-mail address mentioned above. The legality of the data processing carried out until revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

If the data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for reasons arising from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The respective legal basis on which the processing is based can be found in this Privacy Policy. If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing that are worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or unless the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR).

If your personal data are processed for the purpose of direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will no longer be used for direct marketing purposes (objection pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR).

Right to appeal to the relevant regulatory authority

In the event of infringements of the GDPR, the persons concerned have the right to appeal to a regulatory authority, in particular in the Member State in which the persons habitually reside, work or where the presumed infringement took place. The right of appeal exists without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have all data we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.

Information, blockage, deletion and correction

Within the scope of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to demand information at any time about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing without charge and, if applicable, the right to have these data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint to do so or if you have other questions on the subject of personal data.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. To do so, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. The right to restriction of the processing exists in the following cases:

  • If you contest the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, we generally need  time to verify this. You have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of  your personal data for the period of verification.
  • If the processing of your personal data has taken place / is taking place unlawfully, you can demand the restriction of data processing instead of deletion.
  • If we no longer need your personal data, but you need the data in order to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
  • If you have filed an objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR, a balance must be struck between your interests and our interests. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such data – apart from its storage – may only be processed with your consent or for the purpose of enforcing, exercising or defending legal rights or protecting the rights of another natural person or legal entity or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.

2. Data collection on our website

a. Cookies

Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser during your next visit.

You can configure your browser so that you will be informed about the placement of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Cookies that are necessary to execute the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions requested by you (e.g. shopping basket function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the storage of cookies to optimize and provide its services free from technical errors. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are dealt with separately in this Privacy Policy.

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b. Request by e-mail, telephone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request including all personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on these data without your consent.

These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR), as we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.

We will only save the data you send us via contact requests for as long as this is necessary to fulfil the purpose. Mandatory legal provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.

c. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer and which allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, should you activate the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will first be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage for the website operator.

The IP address transferred by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be correlated with other data held by Google.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, please note that in this case you may not be able to use the full range of functions of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link: Disallow Google Analytics to track me

An opt-out cookie is installed to prevent your information from being collected during future visits to this website: Allow Google Analytics to track me.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. This truncates the IP addresses before processing and excludes the possibility that they can be traced back to a person. To the extent that the data collected about you can be linked to a person, this link is therefore excluded immediately and the personal data is deleted immediately.

We use Google Analytics to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics obtained allow us to improve our services and make them more interesting for you as a user. In the exceptional cases where personal data is transferred to the US, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

This website uses the function “demographic features” of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of visitors to the website. These data are derived from interest-related advertising by Google and from visitor data from third-party providers. These data cannot be traced back to a specific person. You may deactivate this feature at any time in your Google Account ad preferences or generally opt-out of Google Analytics collecting your data as described above.

Data stored by Google at the user and event level that are linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. User ID) or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) are anonymized or deleted after 14 months. Details can be found under the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=de

Information of third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of Use: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, Overview on privacy : http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, as well as Privacy Policy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

d. PlugIns and Tools

Google Maps

We use the services of Google Maps on this website. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and allows you to conveniently use the map function. This serves to show you our location interactively. The legal basis for the use of this plug-in is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

Here we use the so-called two-click solution. This means that when you visit our site, no personal data is initially passed on to Google. We give you the opportunity to communicate directly with Google by clicking on the map.

Only if you click on the marked field and thereby activate it will Google receive the information that you have called up the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the so-called “LogFiles” are transmitted. These comprise your IP address, the date and time of the request, your time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time, the content of the request, the access status, i.e. the http status code, the amount of data transmitted in each case, the website from which the request came, the browser you are using, the operating system and its user interface as well as the language and version of your browser software. This is done regardless of whether Google provides a user account into which you are logged in or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not want your profile to be associated with Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for advertising, market research and/or for designing its website according to your needs. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) for the purpose of providing demand-driven advertising. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this right.

By activating the PlugIn, personal data is transferred from you to Google and thus to the US, a country without an adequate level of data protection, where it is stored. Since Google collects data in particular via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies via the security settings of your browser before clicking on the greyed-out box.

We neither have any influence on the collected data and data processing operations, nor are we aware of the full scope of data collection, the purposes of processing and the storage    periods. We also do not have any information regarding the deletion of the collected data by Google. Google stores the data collected about you as user profiles and uses these for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the demand-driven design of its website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google at the above address to exercise this right.

Further information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by Google can be found in the provider’s privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and on the setting options to protect your privacy: : http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the US and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, , https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

e. Social Media Hyperlink

We use a link from the social media provider LinkedIn on our website. Since we use links and not plug-ins, no personal information is initially shared with LinkedIn when you visit our site. We give you the opportunity to communicate directly with LinkedIn via the button. Only if you click on the marked field and are forwarded to the social media platform will LinkedIn receive the information that you have called up the corresponding website of our online service. The data known as LogFiles are also transmitted. These include your IP address, the date and time of your request, your time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time, the content of the request, the access status, i.e. the http status code, the amount of data transferred, the website from which the request came, the browser you are using, the operating system and its user interface as well as the language and version of your browser software. By activating the hyperlink, personal data is transferred from you to LinkedIn and stored there (in the USA and thus in a third country without an adequate level of data protection). LinkedIn has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. Since social media providers in particular use cookies to collect data, we recommend that you delete all cookies from your browser’s security settings before clicking on the greyed-out box.

We neither have any influence on the collected data and data processing operations, nor are we aware of the full scope of data collection, the purposes of processing and the storage    periods. We also do not have any information regarding the deletion of the collected data by the social media provider.

The social media provider stores the data collected about you as user profiles and uses these for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the demand-driven design of its website. Such evaluation is carried out in particular (also for users who are not logged in) for the purpose of providing demand-driven advertising. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact LinkedIn to exercise this right. By providing   hyperlinks, we give you the opportunity to interact with social networks and other users so that we can improve our services and make them more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of the hyperlink is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

The data are transferred regardless of whether you have an account with LinkedIn and are logged in there. If you are logged in to LinkedIn, your data collected by us will be directly associated with your existing account at the social media provider. If you click on the hyperlink and, for example, link the page, LinkedIn also stores this information in your user account and shares it publicly with your contacts. We recommend that you log out regularly after using a social network, but especially before activating the button, as this allows you to avoid any association with your profile by the social media provider.

Further information regarding the purpose and scope of the data collection and processing by the social media provider can be found in the following published Privacy Policy of the provider. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and on the setting options to protect your privacy.

Information of third-party provider: LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. Head Office: LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

 

Last update: April 2019