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Privacy policy

 

 

Controller:
SPIR STAR AG
Auf der Rut 7
64668 Rimbach, Germany

 

Data protection officer:
GWS GmbH
MD: Tabea Knabe
Hugo-Hermann-Str. 4
72766 Reutlingen, Germany
E-Mail: dsb-05-5712285918@spirstar.de

 


Link to legal notice: https://www.spirstar.de/en/site-notice

This Privacy Policy provides you as a user of our website with all the necessary information about how, to what extent and for what purpose we or third-party providers collect data from you and use these.

Your personal data are collected and used in strict compliance with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR), the German Data Protection Act according to the Act to Adapt Data Protection Law to Regulation (EU) and to Implement the Directive (EU) [DSAnpUG-EU] and the German Teleservices Act (TMG) where applicable. 

We undertake to treat your personal data confidentially and for this reason we proceed strictly within the limits set by the statutory provisions. 

These personal data are collected on a voluntary basis if possible for us. We will not transfer these data to third parties either without your express consent. 

When handling particularly confidential data, like data used in payment transactions or your enquiries to us, we ensure a high level of security by SSL encryption. 

At this point, we would like to draw your attention to the general risks of internet usage, which are beyond our control. Especially in email correspondence your data are not secure without additional precautions and may be collected by third parties in some cases.


Definition of terms used

“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereafter referred to as “data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data whether or not by automated means. This term has a large scope and comprises virtually any kind of data handling.

“Controller” means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

Relevant legal basis

Pursuant to Article 13 of the EU-GDPR we inform you about the legal basis of our data processing. Should a legal basis not be stated in our Privacy Policy, the following applies: 
• The legal basis for obtaining a data subject’s consent is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a and Article 7 of the EU-GDPR.
• The legal basis for the processing of data to provide our products and services and perform contracts to which the data subject is a party and to respond to the data subject’s requests is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b of the EU-GDPR
• The legal basis for data processing that is necessary for the compliance with our legal obligations is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. c of the EU-GDPR
• The legal basis for data processing that is necessary for the protection of our legitimate interests is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f of the EU-GDPR.
• Should the processing of personal data become necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person, the legal basis for such processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. d of the EU-GDPR.

Cooperation with external data processors and third parties

Where we – within the scope of our data processing – disclose personal data to other persons or companies (external data processors or third parties), transfer such data to them or grant them any other kind of access to the data, this is exclusively carried out on the basis of   
• a legal permission (e.g. transfer of data to a payment service provider necessary pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b of the EU-GDPR for the performance of a contract)
• your consent
• a legal obligation, or
• the protection of our legitimate interests (e.g. when we use agents, web hosting services, within the scope of IT maintenance contracts, etc.)

If we entrust third parties with the processing of data under a so-called “External Data Processing Contract”, the legal basis is Article 28 of the EU-GDPR.


Transfers of personal data to third countries

If we process personal data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)), or if we use the services of third parties or disclose and/or transfer personal data to third parties for processing, this is done only
• for the compliance with our (pre-)contractual obligations
• on the basis of your consent
• if there is a legal obligation
• for the purpose of the protection of our legitimate interests. 

Subject to permission under the law or under a contract, we process personal data or have personal data processed in a country only if the special requirements of Articles 44 et seq. of the EU-GDPR are met. This means that the processing takes place e.g. on the basis of specific guarantees such as the officially recognised data protection level corresponding to that of the EU (e.g. for the USA through the “Privacy Shield” framework) or compliance with officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called “standard contract terms”).

Rights of the data subject

Pursuant to Article 15 of the EU-GDPR, you have the right to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether or not data concerning you are processed and to obtain information about these data and other information and as to whether these data are copied or not.

Pursuant to Article 16 of the EU-GDPR, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data or the rectification of inaccurate personal data from the controller.

Pursuant to Article 17 of the EU-GDPR, you have the right to request the erasure of your personal data from the controller without undue delay or, alternatively, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data from the controller pursuant to Article 18 of the EU-GDPR.

Pursuant to Article 20 of the EU-GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data you have provided to us and to request the transfer of such data to other controllers.

Pursuant to 77 of the EU-GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Right to withdraw

Pursuant to Article 7 Paragraph 3 of the EU-GDPR, you have the right to withdraw your consent so your personal data will not be processed in future.

Right to object

Pursuant to Article 21 of the EU-GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time. This objection may refer in particular to the processing of personal data for marketing purposes.

Erasure of data

You have the right to request the rectification, blocking or erasure of your personal data from the controller with the exception of those data that have to be preserved due to statutory provisions or are needed for the proper performance of business transactions. If personal data are not subject to a statutory archiving obligation, we will erase your personal data upon your request. In case personal data must be archived, we will block your data. In case of any questions and requests concerning the rectification, blocking or erasure of your personal data, please contact our data protection officer whose contact details you can find in this Privacy Policy or in the legal notice of our website.

Personal data

Every time a user accesses our internet offer and every time a user retrieves a file, data about this process are temporarily stored and processed in a log file.
Before it is stored, each data record is anonymised by a change of the IP address.
The following data are stored about each access/retrieval:
• Anonymised IP address
• Date and time
• Page accessed/name of the file retrieved
• Amount of data transmitted
• Message as to whether the access/retrieval was successful
These data are only analysed for statistical purposes and for the improvement of our offer and will be deleted afterwards. They will not be used in any other way and not be transferred to third parties.

For the sake of data reduction and data economy we collect personal data only to the extent and for the time necessary for the use of our website and/or prescribed by the law.

When we collect personal data – such as your name, your postal address or your email address – you provide these data on a voluntary basis. We will not disclose such personal data to third parties without your express consent.

We take the protection of your personal data seriously and strictly comply with the statutory provisions and this Privacy Policy when we collect and process personal data.

If the purpose of data collection ceases to exist or when the statutory archiving period has expired, the data collected are blocked or erased. Our website can always be used without the transfer of personal data..

Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Our server saves these small text files on your PC. Cookies support the presentation of our website and help you to navigate through our website. 

Cookies collect data of your IP address, your browser, you computer’s operating system and your internet connection. This information will not be combined with personal data and will not be transferred to third parties.

We will never use cookies to install malware or spyware on your computer. 

You can also use our website without cookies but disabling cookies may limit the display and the functions of our website.

If you wish to disable cookies, this can be done via special settings of your browser. Please make use of your browser’s auxiliary functions to make the desired changes. 
You can manage online ad cookies via the following links: http://www.aboutads.info/choices for the USA and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices for Europe.

Hosting

The hosting services we use are needed to make the following services available:
• Infrastructure and platform services
• Computing capacity
• Memory space and database services
• Security services and technical maintenance services we use to operate this website
For these purposes, we and/or our hosting provider process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, prospects and visitors of this website based on our legitimate interest in the efficient and secure availability of this online offer pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f of the EU-GDPR in connection with Article 28 of the EU-GDPR (conclusion of an external data processor contract).

Collection of access data and log files

In order to protect our legitimate interests as defined by Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f of the EU-GDPR, we and/or our hosting provider
Hosting Rhein-Neckar
Turleyplatz 12
68167 Mannheim, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 621 / 12182560
E-Mail: info@hosting-rhein-neckar.de
collect data on each access to the server where our websites are hosted (so-called server log files). The access data include the name of the website accessed, the file, date and time of the access, the amount of data transferred, a message as to whether the access was successful or not, the browser type and browser version, the operating system of the user’s computer, the referrer URL (web page which directed you to our website), the IP address and the accessing provider. These log files allow no conclusion about you and your person.

For reasons of security (e.g. detection of misuse or fraudulent use), the information contained in the log files is stored for a maximum of 7 (seven) days and then erased. Data that have to kept for the purpose of evidence will not be erased until the respective incident has been finally clarified.

Contents and services by third-party providers

The offer on our website may include contents and services of other providers (e.g. Google Maps, YouTube videos, etc.) which complete our offer.

Your access to the services of such third-party providers always requires the transmission of your IP address. This allows such providers to notice your IP address and to save it. We only favour such third-party providers which use IP addresses solely for delivering content. However, we have no influence on which third-party provider will store your IP address. Such storage may be used e.g. for statistical purposes. Should we become aware of storage activities by third-party providers, we will inform our users immediately about this fact.

In this connection, we kindly request you to take notice of the special privacy policies of some third-party and service providers whose services we use on our website. You can find this information in this Privacy Policy as well..


Newsletter

You can subscribe to our newsletter on our website. For this purpose, we need your email address. In addition to this and in compliance with the relevant statutory provisions, we have to verify whether you are really the owner of the email address you entered and whether you would like to receive the newsletter. This is why we collect information that allows us such verification.

Together with your subscription to our newsletter, we store your IP address and the date on which you subscribed. The storage of these data only serves for evidence in case a third party misuses an email address and subscribes to the newsletter without the legitimate subscriber’s knowledge.

The data thus collected are only used for sending and receiving the newsletter and not for any other purpose and they will not be forwarded to third parties. 

We will not collect any data other than those necessary for sending the newsletter. As our sending and your receipt of the newsletter are subject to your consent, you may withdraw your consent regarding the collection and storage of your data at any time without stating the reasons. To unsubscribe, please use the unsubscribe link provided in the newsletter.

SSL encryption

Our website uses SSL encryption for the transmission of confidential or personal information of our users. This encryption is activated, for example, for payment transactions or when you send us enquiries via our website.

Please make sure that the SSL encryption is activated on your side for the above transactions. The activation of the encryption is easily recognisable: The display in your browser bar changes from “http://” to “https://”. SSL-encrypted data cannot be read by third parties. Therefore please ensure that any confidential information you transmit to us is only transmitted when the SSL encryption is activated and do not hesitate to contact us in case of doubt.

Facebook plugin

On our website, you can find plugins of the social network Facebook.
Its provider is Facebook Inc.
The company is based in the USA, California 94025, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park.

The Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our website identify the Facebook plugins. Please also pay attention to the overview of the Facebook plugins available at http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our website, we establish a direct connection with the Facebook server via the plugin. You are then connected to Facebook via your browser. Facebook then also receives the information that you visited our website with your IP address. 

By clicking on the Facebook “Like” button, you link contents of our website with your profile in Facebook. Facebook can assign your visit to our website to your user account.  We do not know what kind of contents is transmitted to Facebook and how Facebook uses it.

You can find more detailed information about data collection and data use in Facebook’s privacy policy which is available at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

You can block the assignment of your visit to our site with your Facebook profile by just logging out of your Facebook account before.


Use of Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics by Google Inc., a tool which measures how users interact with our website. This tool uses cookies.

Cookies are text files which through storage on your PC allow an analysis of your user behaviour regarding our website. The cookies generate information which is transmitted to a Google server. Google’s servers are usually located in the USA but comply with framework agreements relating to the use of the European Economic Area and shorten your IP address before transmitting it to the United States.

Only in exceptional cases will your IP address not be shortened before it is transmitted to the USA.  Google evaluates the information transmitted and in this context provides further services to us as the operators of the website. The IP address identified is not merged with other Google services. 

By changing your browser settings, you can deny the storage of cookies on your computer. However, this may lead to restrictions of the display and functions of our website when you use it.

In addition to this, a browser plugin prevents the collection and use of the data generated by cookies. You can download it by using the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Learn more about Google’s privacy policy and Google Analytics at: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html or at https://www.google.en/intl/en/policies/

Google Maps plugin

Our website uses a plugin of the internet service Google Maps.
The operator of Google Maps is Google Inc.
The company is based in the USA, CA 94043, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View.

By using Google Maps from our website, information about your use of this website and your IP address are transmitted to a Google server located in the USA and also stored on such a server. 

We do not know the detailed contents of the data transmitted nor whether or how they are used by Google. In this context, the company states that it does not merge the data with information obtained from other Google services and does not collect personal data. Google can, however, transfer the information to third parties.
When you deactivate Javascript in your browser, you prevent the activation of Google Maps. But then you cannot display maps from our website.

Through the use of our website you declare your consent with the collection and processing of the information by Google Inc.

You can find more detailed information about the privacy policy and terms of use for Google Maps here: https://www.google.com/intl/en_en/help/terms_maps.html.


Google+ plugin

Our website uses the functions of Google+.
This social network is offered by Google Inc.
The company is based in the USA, CA 94043, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View.

Google+ allows you the global publication of contents via its button. In addition to this, personalised contents are offered to you by Google and partner providers.

Google stores your evaluation (+1) of contents and information of websites you recommended by clicking on +1. Your +1 evaluation can be displayed in other Google services together with your profile name and your photo. Google collects all your +1 activities. Collecting these data helps to optimise and personalise Google’s offer for you. 

To utilise the Google+ platform, you create a globally visible profile and a name you selected. The name selected is also used in other Google services. Anyone who knows your email address can access your Google+ profile this way. According to its privacy policy, Google uses the data collected e.g. to create statistics which are forwarded to partner companies in a summarised manner or used otherwise.
You can find details about the use of the data and the privacy policy at http://www.google.en/intl/en/policies/privacy/. Under this link, you can also find information about individual settings of data privacy on Google+.

Twitter plugin

Our website also uses functions of the micro-blogging service Twitter. The operator of Twitter is Twitter Inc.
The company is based in the USA, San Francisco, CA 94103, 1355 Market St, Suite 900.

The main feature of Twitter is the “Tweet” function. If you use this function via our website, a link to your Twitter account is established. This may result in an exchange of data with other users and the transmission of data to Twitter.

We are not given any information about the contents of the data sent to Twitter nor are we informed about their use.

If you wish to learn more about these issues, please refer to http://twitter.com/privacy
There you can find Twitter’s detailed privacy policy. In addition to this, the platform offers you the possibility of making your own data privacy settings via http://twitter.com/account/settings.

LinkedIn

Our website uses the functions and contents of the service LinkedIn
This service is offered by LinkedIn AG
The company is based in Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

If you access one of our sites which incorporates LinkedIn functions, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established.

This may include content such as pictures, videos or texts and buttons via which you can like us or subscribe to our articles. If you are a member of the LinkedIn platform, LinkedIn can allocate your access to the above contents and functions to the user profiles stored there.

If you wish to receive further information about LinkedIn’s privacy policy, you can access the privacy policy by using the link https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy/.

LinkedIn is certified under the Privacy Shield Framework and thus guarantees that the company complies with the European data protections laws.

YouTube

Our website uses plugins of the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of these web pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit one of our web pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube’s servers is established. In this context, the YouTube server is informed about which of our websites you visited.
If you are logged in into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to directly allocate your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. 

We use YouTube in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined by Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f of the EU-GDPR.
For further information about the handling of user data, please refer to YouTube’s privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy.

 

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