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1. Data Protection at a Glance
Data Collection on this Website
How do we collect your data?
Your data is collected when you provide it to us. This could be data that you enter into a contact form, for example. Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or the time you accessed the page. This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. For this and for further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time.
Analysis Tools and Third-Party Tools
We host the content of our website with the following provider:
The operator of the ChrisHelmbrecht.com and ChrisHelmbrecht.de websites, Chris Helmbrecht, Hauzenberger Str.6, 80687 Munich, Germany, uses the cloud provider “Digital Ocean,” 101 Ave of the Americas 10th Floor New York 10013, USA. The server location is Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Digital Ocean is certified under the US-EU Privacy Shield agreement and thus commits to complying with European data protection regulations. For more information, please refer to the Digital Ocean website.
This website is externally hosted. The personal data collected on this website is stored on the servers of the hosting company. This may include IP addresses, contact inquiries, metadata and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website access, and other data generated via a website. External hosting is carried out to fulfill our contractual obligations towards potential and existing customers (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR) and in the interest of providing a secure, fast, and efficient online offering by a professional provider (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR).
If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g., consent to the storage of cookies), the processing will be carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25(1) German Telemedia Act (TTDSG); the consent can be revoked at any time.
Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfill its performance obligations and will follow our instructions with regard to this data.
We use the following host:
101 Ave of the Americas
New York 10013
As mentioned above, the server location is Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Data Processing Agreement
We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a legally required contract that ensures that the personal data of our website visitors is only processed in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
3. General Information and Mandatory Information
The controller responsible for data processing on this website is:
Phone: +49 (0)176-84393190
The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g., names, email addresses, etc.).
General Information on Legal Bases for Data Processing on This Website
Data Protection Officer
We have appointed a data protection officer.
Phone: +49 (0)176-84393190
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. The legality of data processing carried out before revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to Object to Data Collection in Special Cases
and Direct Advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
Right to Lodge a Complaint with the Competent Supervisory Authority
In the case of infringements of the GDPR, data subjects have a right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of their habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement. The right of appeal is without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.
Right to Data Portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment 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 controller, this will only be done to the extent that it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS Encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that 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 the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Encrypted Payment Transactions on This Website
If there is an obligation to provide us with your payment data (e.g., account number for direct debit authorization) after the conclusion of a paid contract, this data is required for payment processing. Payment transactions via the common means of payment (Visa/MasterCard, direct debit) are made exclusively via an encrypted SSL or TLS connection. 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. With encrypted communication, your payment data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, Deletion, and Correction
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin, and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correct or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions about personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.
Right to Restrict Processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. To do this, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:
– If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the review, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
– If the processing of your personal data happened/is happening unlawfully, you can request the restriction of data processing instead of deletion.
– If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it for the exercise, defense, or assertion of legal claims, you have the right to request 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 ours. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
– If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data – apart from its storage – may only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise, or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a member state.
Objection to Advertising Emails
We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising information, such as spam emails.
4. Data Collection on this Website
Most of the cookies we use are “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.
Server Log Files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
– Browser type and browser version
– Operating system used
– Referrer URL
– Host name of the accessing computer
– Time of the server request
– IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
This data is collected on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of its website – for this purpose, the server log files must be recorded.
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your information from the inquiry
form, including the contact data you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this data without your consent.
The processing of the data entered into the contact form is therefore exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal communication by email to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out up to the point of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The information you provide in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g., after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – especially retention periods – remain unaffected.
Inquiry by Email, Telephone, or Fax
If you contact us by email, telephone, or fax, your inquiry including all resulting personal data (name, inquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not share this data without your consent.
This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, provided that your inquiry is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of inquiries addressed to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if this has been requested.
The data sent to us by you via contact requests remains with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g., after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.
5. Social Media
Social Media Plugins
Our websites include plugins for social media networks to enable you to share content on these platforms. The plugins can usually be identified by their respective social media logos. The operator of this site has no influence on the data processing conducted by the social media networks. For more information on how these platforms handle data privacy, please refer to their respective privacy policies:
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation
– Twitter: https://twitter.com/en/privacy
– Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875
– LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
– Pinterest: https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy
6. Analysis Tools and Advertising
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics uses “cookies.” These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. 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.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened 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 related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.
You can prevent these cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Objecting to the Collection of Data
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.
7. Plugins and Tools
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.
Furthermore, YouTube can store various cookies on your device. With the help of these cookies, YouTube can obtain information about visitors to our website. This information is used, among other things, to gather video statistics, improve user-friendliness, and prevent attempted fraud. The cookies remain on your device until you delete them.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used in the interest of making our website appealing. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.
8. Online Marketing and Affiliate Programs
Amazon Affiliate Program
The storage of “Amazon cookies” is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in this, as the amount of its affiliate remuneration can only be determined through cookies.
You can configure your browser settings to be informed about the placement of cookies and allow cookies on a case-by-case basis, exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The functionality of this website may be restricted when cookies are deactivated.
Consent with ConsentManager
Our website uses the consent technology provided by Consent Manager to obtain your consent for storing certain cookies on your device or for using certain technologies, and to document this in compliance with data protection regulations. The provider of this technology is:
9723 JG, Groningen (NL)
https://complianz.io/ (hereinafter “ConsentManager”).
Data Processing on Behalf of the Data Controller
We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) for the use of the aforementioned service. This is a legally required contract that ensures that the personal data of our website visitors is only processed in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
Inquiries via Email, Phone, or Fax
When you contact us via email, phone, or fax, your inquiry including all resulting personal data (name, inquiry) is stored and processed by us for the purpose of handling your request. We do not pass on this data without your consent. The processing of this data is based on Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR, provided your inquiry is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is necessary for the execution of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of inquiries addressed to us (Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR) or on your consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR), if requested; the consent can be revoked at any time.
The data you send us via contact inquiries will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g., after completing the processing of your request). Mandatory legal provisions – especially retention periods – remain unaffected.
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