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Data Protection Statement

We only process personal data (hereinafter generally referred to only as “data”) within the context of necessity as well as for the purpose of providing a functioning and user-friendly Internet presence, including its contents and the services provided therein. 

According to Article 4 (1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, meaning the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”), any and all operations performed with, or without the aid of automated procedures, or any such series of operations in conjunction with personal information, such as the collection, recording, organization, arrangement, storage, adaptation or modification, reading out, querying, usage, disclosure through transmission, dissemination, or provision in another form, reconciliation, linking, limitation, deletion or destruction are considered to be “processing”.  

The aim of the following data protection statement is to inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis for the processing of personal data, to the extent that either alone, or together with others, we decide about the purposes and means of processing. In addition, we will inform you below about the third-party components used by us for optimisation purposes and to increase the quality of use, insofar as third parties process data on their own responsibility. 

Our data protection statement is structured as follows: 

I. Information About Ourselves as the Responsible Party
II. Rights of Users and Parties Concerned
III. Information Concerning the Processing of Data 


I. Information About Ourselves as the Responsible Party 

The provider responsible for the provision of this website as defined by data protection laws is: 

KUK. Kommunikation
Dr. Claudia Kübler
Rotebühlplatz 15
70178 Stuttgart
Germany
Phone: +49 711 94584500
E-mail: info@kuk-kommunikation.de


II. Rights of Users and Parties Concerned 

With respect to the data processing described in more detail below, the users and concerned parties shall have the right

  • to confirmation, as to whether their personal data are processed, to information about the data processed, further information about the data processing as well as copies of the data (cf. also Art 15 GDPR), 
  • to correction or completion of incorrect and/or incomplete information (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR); 
  • to the immediate deletion of the data concerning them (cf. also Art. 17 GDPR) or, alternatively, if further processing is required pursuant to Art. 17 para. 3 GDPR, to the restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR;   
  • to receipt of the data that concerns them and which they have provided, and to transmission of this information to other providers/responsible parties (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR). 
  • to a complaint to the supervisory authority if they are of the opinion that the data relating to them are being processed by the provider in breach of data protection provisions (see also Art. 77 GDPR). 

Furthermore, the provider undertakes to inform all recipients to whom data were disclosed by the provider about any correction, or deletion of data, or the restriction of their processing that occurs on the basis of Article 16, 17, para. 1,18 GDPR. However, this obligation does not exist if this notification is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the user has a right to information concerning these recipients. 

Pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, the users and concerned parties also have the right to object to future processing of data concerning themselves, if the data are processed by the provider in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1, f) GDPR.   In particular, an objection to the processing of data for the purpose of direct mail advertising is permissible. 


III. Information Concerning the Processing of Data 

Your data that are processed when you use our website are either erased, or blocked as soon as the purpose of their storage is eliminated, if there are no statutory retention obligations preventing their erasure and subsequently, no contradictory information on individual processing procedures is provided. 

Server data 

For technical reasons, in particular to warrant a secure and stable website, data are transmitted to us, or to our web space provider via your Internet browser. These so-called server log files, collect, among other things, the type and version of your Internet browser, the operating system, the website from which you switched to our website (referrer URL), the website(s) of our online presence that you visit, date and time of the respective access as well as the IP address of the Internet connection from which the use of our website(s) takes place. 

The information collected in this manner is temporarily saved, but not together with other information about you. 

This storage takes place on the legal basis of Art. 6, para. 1 (f) GDPR.  Our legitimate interest involves the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our Internet presence. 

The data are erased at the latest after seven days, insofar as there is no requirement for further storage for evidence purposes. Otherwise, the data are completely or partially excluded from deletion until the definitive clarification of an incident. 


Cookies 

a) Session Cookies 

We use so-called cookies with our Internet presence. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that are filed and saved on your terminal device by the Internet browser you use. These cookies allow for processing certain individually limited information about you, such as your browser, or location data, or your IP address.

This processing makes our Internet presence more user-friendly, more effective and safer, as the processing enables, for example, the reproduction of our Internet presence in different languages or the offer of a shopping basket function. 

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6, para 1 (b) GDPR, if these cookies are used to process data for contract initiation or implementation. 

If the processing does not serve the contract initiation or contract execution, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. In that case, the legal basis is Art. 6, para.1 (f), GDPR. 
When you close your Internet browser, these session cookies are deleted.

b) Third Party Cookies 

As necessary, our website also uses cookies of partner companies with whom we work together for the purposes of advertising, analysis, or various functionalities of our website. 

Please refer to the information below to obtain the details of this, particularly regarding the purposes and legal bases of processing such third party provider cookies. 

c) Elimination Possibility 

You can prevent, or restrict the installation of cookies with a setting of your browser. You can also always delete cookies that have already been stored. The steps and measures required for this, however, depend upon the specific Internet browser you use. In case of questions, please use the help feature, or documentation for your Internet browser, or get in touch with the browser manufacturer or its support service. For so-called flash cookies, however, processing cannot be suppressed via the browser settings. In this respect, you will have to change the settings of your flash player instead. Here as well, the required steps and measures depend upon the specific flash player you use. In case of questions, please also use the help feature or documentation of your flash player, or get in touch with the manufacturer or its user support service. 

If you prevent, or restrict the installation of the cookies, this could, however, result in not all features of our website being entirely usable.  

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Contact Requests / Contact Option 

In the event that you contact us via a contact form or email, the information you provide in doing so will be used to process your query. The provision of the data is required to process and respond to your query - without your providing this, we can either not respond, or possibly only to a limited extent. 

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6, para 1 (b) GDPR.  

Your data is deleted once your question has been conclusively answered and if no statutory storage obligations prevent the deletion, such as in the event of a possible subsequent contract execution.


Matomo 

We use Matomo (formerly PIWIK) on our Internet presence.  This involves open-source software which allows us to analyze the usage of our Internet presence. In so doing, the data we process includes your IP address, the website(s) of our Internet presence which you visit, the website from which you have switched to one of our websites (referrer URL), your session length on our Internet presence as well as how frequently you access one of our websites. 

To collect this information, Matomo uses your Internet browser to store a cookie on your terminal device. This cookie remains valid for one week. 

The legal basis is Art. 6, para.1 (f), GDPR.  Our legitimate interest involves the analysis and optimization of our Internet presence. 

We do, however, use Matomo with the anonymization feature “automatically anonymize visitor IPs”. This anonymization feature shortens your IP address by two bytes, so that is impossible to associate it with you, or the Internet connection you use. 

If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of applying a setting in your Internet browser to prevent the cookie from being stored. You can find more detailed information on this in the section above entitled “Cookies”. 

Sample data protection statement of the law firm of Weiß & Partner