1. Name and contact details of the responsible person
This data protection declaration informs you, as a user of our website, about the processing of personal data on the website of the company SegenSolar GmbH, Dieselstraße 2, 50859 Cologne, Germany, telephone number: +49 2234 53204-30, fax number: +49 2234 – 5320455 and Email address: [email protected].
Contact details of the data protection officer
When contacting the Data Protection Officer, please state the company to which your enquiry relates. Please refrain from enclosing sensitive information such as a copy of an identity card with your request.
2. Scope and purpose of the processing of personal data
2.1 Accessing the website
When you access this website: www.segensolar.eu, data is automatically sent to the server of this website by the Internet browser that you use as a user and stored in a log file for a limited period of time. Until automatic deletion, the following data will be stored without your further input:
- IP address of the visitor’s device,
- Date and time of access by the visitor,
- Name and URL of the page accessed by the visitor,
- Website from which the visitor accessed the website (so-called referrer URL),
- Browser and operating system of the visitor’s terminal device as well as the name of the access provider used by the visitor.
The processing of this personal data is justified pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO. We have a legitimate interest in processing data for this purpose,
- to establish the connection to our website quickly,
- to enable a user-friendly application of the website,
- to recognise and guarantee the security and stability of the systems, and
- facilitate and improve the administration of the website.
The processing is expressly not carried out for the purpose of gaining knowledge about you as a user of the website.
2.2 Contact form
You can send messages to us via an online contact form on our website. In order to receive a reply, you must at least provide a valid Email address. You can provide all other information voluntarily. By sending the message via the contact form, you as the user consent to the processing of the personal data transmitted. The data is processed exclusively for the purpose of handling and answering enquiries via the contact form. This is done on the basis of the consent voluntarily given in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 a) DSGVO. The personal data collected for the use of the contact form are automatically deleted as soon as the enquiry has been dealt with and there are no reasons for further storage.
By registering to receive the newsletter, you expressly agree to the processing of the personal data transmitted. To register for the newsletter, you only need to enter an Email address. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data for the purpose of sending newsletters is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 a) DSGVO.
You can unsubscribe from receiving future newsletters at any time. This can be done by using a special link at the end of the newsletter or by sending a corresponding message by Email to [email protected].
3. Forwarding of Data
Personal data is transferred to third parties if:
- the data subject has expressly consented to this in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a) DSGVO,
- the transfer is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO and there is no reason to assume that the data subject has an overriding legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of his/her data,
- the transfer of data is required by law pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit. c) DSGVO a legal obligation exists, and/or
- this is necessary for the fulfilment of a contractual relationship with the data subject pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter b) DSGVO.
In other cases, personal data will not be disclosed to third parties.
So-called cookies are used on the website. These are data packets that are exchanged between the website server and the browser you are using. These are stored by the respective devices used (PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit the website. In this respect, cookies cannot cause any damage to the devices used. In particular, they do not contain viruses or other malware. In the cookies, information is stored that arises in connection with the specific end device used. We can therefore in no way obtain direct knowledge of the identity of the respective user of the website.
Cookies are generally accepted according to the basic settings of the browsers. The browser settings can be configured in such a way that cookies are either not accepted on the devices used or that a special notice is given in each case before a new cookie is created. However, it should be noted that deactivating cookies may mean that not all functions of the website can be used in the best possible way.
Temporary cookies are used to improve user-friendliness. These are stored on the visitor’s device for a temporary period of time. When the website is visited again, it is automatically recognised that the visitor has already called up the page at an earlier time and which entries and settings were made at that time so that they do not have to be repeated.
Cookies are also used to analyse website visits for statistical purposes and for the purpose of improving the website. These cookies make it possible to automatically recognise on a new visit that the website has already been called up by the visitor before. In this case, the cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time.
The data processed by cookies is justified for the above-mentioned purposes in order to protect our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO.
5. Analysis services for websites, tracking
We use the website analytics service Google Analytics on our website, and also LinkedIn’s Insight Tag for tracking and monitoring purposes.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc (“Google”).
The legal basis for the use of these analysis tools is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO. The website analysis is in our legitimate interest and serves the statistical collection of page usage for the continuous improvement of our website and the range of our services.
Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: Browser Add On to deactivate Google Analytics. For more information on Google’s data processing, please visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.
6. Use of Google Maps
Detailed instructions on how to manage your own data in connection with Google products can be found here (https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3024190).
7. Use of social media plugins
We use social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”), on our website.
When a visitor accesses this offer, his browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the visitor’s browser and integrated into our website by the visitor. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore inform the visitor according to their level of knowledge:
By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a visitor has accessed the corresponding page of the offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his or her Facebook account. If visitors interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the Like button or posting a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from their browser to Facebook and stored there. If a visitor is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and store his or her IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymised IP address is stored in Germany.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the related rights and settings options for protecting the privacy of users, can be found in Facebook’s data protection information at: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to collect data about you via this website and link it to your membership data stored on Facebook, you must log out of Facebook before visiting the website.
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc, Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.
By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites visited by the visitor are linked to their Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter in the process.
You can change the privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.
We use components of the XING.com network on our website. These components are a service of XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
With each individual visit to our website that is equipped with such a component, this component causes the browser you are using to download a corresponding representation of the component from XING.
We use components of the LinkedIn network on our website. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. With each individual call-up of our website that is equipped with such a component, this component causes the browser you are using to download a corresponding representation of the component from LinkedIn.
This process informs LinkedIn which specific page of our website is currently being visited. If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend Button” while logged into your LinkedIn account, you can link the content of our pages to your LinkedIn profile. This enables LinkedIn to assign the visit to our pages to your LinkedIn user account.
We have no influence on the data that LinkedIn collects through this, nor on the scope of this data collected by LinkedIn. We also have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to LinkedIn. Details on data collection by LinkedIn as well as your rights and setting options can be found in LinkedIn’s data protection information. You can find this information at http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
Our website contains at least one plugin from YouTube, belonging to Google Inc. based in San Bruno/California, USA.
We use the YouTube no-cookies function, i.e. we have activated extended data protection, videos are not accessed via youtube.com, but via youtube-nocookie.com.
YouTube provides this itself and thus ensures that YouTube does not initially save any cookies on your device. However, when the relevant pages are called up, the IP address and the other data mentioned in section 4 are transmitted and thus, in particular, information is provided as to which of our Internet pages you have visited. However, this information cannot be assigned to you if you are permanently logged in to YouTube or another Google service when you access the page.
As soon as you start the playback of an embedded video by clicking on it, YouTube only saves cookies on your device through the extended data protection mode, which do not contain any personally identifiable data, unless you are currently logged in to a Google service. These cookies can be prevented by appropriate browser settings and extensions.
8. Your rights as a data subject
Insofar as your personal data is processed on the occasion of your visit to our website, you are entitled to the following rights as a “data subject” within the meaning of the GDPR:
You may request information from us as to whether we are processing your personal data. There is no right to information if the provision of the requested information would violate the duty of confidentiality pursuant to Section 83 StBerG or if the information must be kept secret for other reasons, in particular due to an overriding legitimate interest of a third party. Notwithstanding the above, there may be an obligation to provide the information if your interests outweigh the interest in secrecy, in particular taking into account imminent damage. The right to information is also excluded if the data is only stored because it may not be deleted due to legal or statutory retention periods or exclusively serves the purposes of data security or data protection control, provided that the provision of information would require a disproportionately high effort and the processing for other purposes is excluded by appropriate technical and organisational measures. Provided that the right to information is not excluded in your case and your personal data is processed by us, you can request information from us about the following:
- Purposes of the processing,
- Categories of personal data processed,
- Recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data are disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries,
- if possible, the planned duration for which your personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining the storage period,
- the existence of a right to rectify, erase or restrict the processing of personal data concerning you or a right to object to such processing,
- the existence of a right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority,
- if the personal data has not been collected from you as the data subject, the available information on the origin of the data,
- The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of automated decision-making,
in the case of transfer to recipients in third countries, if there is no EU Commission decision on the adequacy of the level of protection pursuant to Article 45 (3) of the GDPR, information on which appropriate safeguards are provided for the protection of personal data pursuant to Article 46 (2) of the GDPR.
8.2 Amendments and completion
If you discover that we have incorrect personal data about you, you can request that we correct this incorrect data without delay. If your personal data is incomplete, you can request that it be completed.
You have a right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) unless processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression, the right to information or for compliance with a legal obligation or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest and one of the following grounds applies:
- The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were processed.
- The justification for the processing was solely your consent, which you have revoked.
- You have objected to the processing of your personal data that we have made public.
- You have objected to the processing of personal data that we have not made public and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing.
- Your personal data has been processed unlawfully.
- The deletion of personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject.
There is no entitlement to deletion if, in the case of lawful non-automated data processing, deletion is not possible or only possible with disproportionate effort due to the special nature of the storage and your interest in deletion is low. In this case, the restriction of processing takes the place of deletion.
8.4 Restriction of processing
You may request us to restrict processing if one of the following reasons applies:
- You dispute the accuracy of the personal data. In this case, the restriction may be requested for the period of time that allows us to verify the accuracy of the data.
- The processing is unlawful and instead of erasure, you request the restriction of the use of your personal data.
- Your personal data is no longer required by us for the purposes of processing but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
- You have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DSGVO. The restriction of processing can be requested as long as it has not yet been determined whether our legitimate reasons outweigh your reasons.
Restriction of processing means that the personal data will only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of substantial public interest. Before we lift the restriction, we have a duty to inform you.
8.5 Data portability
You have the right to data portability if the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6(1), first sentence, letter a) or Art. 9(2), letter a) of the GDPR) or on a contract to which you are a party and the processing is carried out with the help of automated procedures. The right to data portability in this case includes the following rights, provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons: You may request us to provide you with the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance on our part. Where technically feasible, you may request that we transfer your personal data directly to another controller.
Where processing is based on Article 6(1)(1)(e) of the GDPR (performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority) or on Article 6(1)(1)(f) of the GDPR (legitimate interest of the controller or a third party), you have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you. This also applies to profiling based on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 e) or f) DSGVO. After exercising the right to object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
You may object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for direct marketing purposes. This also applies to profiling associated with such direct marketing. After exercising this right of objection, we will no longer use the personal data concerned for direct marketing purposes.
You have the option of informally notifying us of your objection by telephone, by Email or to our postal address listed at the beginning of this data protection declaration.
8.7 Withdrawal of consent
You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. The revocation of consent can be communicated informally by telephone, Email or to our postal address. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the data processing that took place on the basis of the consent until receipt of the revocation. After receipt of the revocation, the data processing, which was based exclusively on your consent, will be discontinued.
If you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you is unlawful, you may lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority competent for the place where you reside or work or for the place of the alleged infringement.