Data privacy statement
We are delighted to welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest in our company, our products and our websites. Protecting your privacy when you use our websites is important to us. This is why we act accordance with the applicable legal provisions on the protection of personal data and data security. This document provides you with information on which websites this data privacy statement applies to, which data we collect, process and use, which information rights you have and much more.
Scope of application
This data privacy statement applies to the use of the websites (hereinafter referred to as "Held+Team websites") offered by Held+Team Design Partnerschaftsgesellschaft (hereinafter referred to as "Held+Team"). This data privacy statement does not apply to the websites of other service providers to which Held+Team websites merely refer by way of a link.
When using the Held+Team website, you will remain anonymous as long as you do not provide us with personal data voluntarily. The only exception to this rule relates to the temporary automatic collection and storage of your IP number, for example. More information in this regard is provided below.
Like many other websites, we also use what are known as "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. This automatically provides us with certain data such as IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to transmit viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can make it easier for you to navigate our websites and ensure that our website are displayed correctly.
Under no circumstances will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.
To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.
If you contact us with questions of any kind by e-mail or using the contact form, you will grant us your voluntary consent for contact purposes. A valid e-mail address is required for this purpose. This allows us to allocate your request and then reply to it. The provision of further data is voluntary. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing your enquiry and for possible follow-up questions. After your request has been processed, your personal data will be automatically deleted.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (hereinafter: Google). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer and allow your use of the website to be analysed. The information on your use of this website collected by the cookie is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it is saved. However, if IP anonymity is activated on these websites, Google will shorten your IP address in member states of the European Union or other contracting states of the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activities, and offer other services in association with the website and Internet use to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser to Google Analytics will not be linked to other Google data.
The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on activities on the website. The idea is then to offer other related services based on the use of the website and the Internet. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.
You can set your browser software to prevent cookies from being saved. However, please note that if you do so, you might not be able to use all of the functions offered by this website. You can also prevent Google from storing data created by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in from the following link: Browser add-on to disable Google Analytics.
In addition, or as an alternative, to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our websites by clicking on this link. This installs an opt-out cookie on your device. This will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data for this website and for this browser in future as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser. Browser Add On to deactivate Google Analytics.
Use of Google Maps
Detailed instructions on managing your own data in connection with Google products can be found here.
We embed YouTube videos on some of our websites. The corresponding plug-ins are operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to Youtube servers is established. Youtube will be informed which pages you visit. If you are logged into your Youtube account, Youtube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.
If you have deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program, you will not have to expect such cookies to be stored when viewing YouTube videos either. Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies, however. If you want to prevent this, you must block the saving of cookies in your browser.
You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details for our data protection officer:
Information about your data stored with us and the processing of this data,
Rectification of incorrect personal data, erasure of your data stored with us, restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to erase your data due to statutory obligations, objection to the processing of your data by us and data portability if you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us.
If you have issued us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.
You can lodge a complaint with your competent supervisory authority at any time. Your competent supervisory authority depends on your federal state of residence, the federal state in which you work or the federal state in which the alleged infringement took place. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) and their addresses can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Purposes of data processing by the controller and third parties
We will only process your personal data for the purposes set out in this data privacy statement. Your personal data will not be disseminated to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned. We only disseminate your personal data to third parties if:
- you have given your express consent
- processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you
- processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation
- processing is necessary to safeguard legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data.
Erasure/blocking of data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. As a result, we only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as set out in the various storage periods provided for by law. After the purpose in question no longer applies/following the expiry of these periods, the corresponding data will be blocked or erased as a matter of routine and in accordance with statutory provisions.
Collection of general information when you visit our website
When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected by means of a cookie. This information (server log files) includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and similar information. Only information which does not allow any conclusions to be drawn as to your identity is collected.
This information is technically necessary in order to correctly display the website content you have requested and is mandatory when using the Internet. This data is processed for the following purposes in particular:
- to ensure a smooth connection to the website
- to ensure the use of our website without any problems
- to evaluate system security and stability as well as
- for other administrative purposes.
The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest from the aforementioned data collection purposes. We do not use your data to draw conclusions as to your identity. The controller and, where appropriate, contract data processors are the only recipients of the data.
Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it.
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We reserve the right to amend this data privacy statement to ensure that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data privacy statement, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data privacy statement will then apply to your next visit. In the event of inconsistencies between the German and English versions, the German version shall apply.
Information center of Held+Team Design Partnerschaftsgesellschaft
If you wish to assert your rights to information, have questions regarding the data privacy statement or our data protection behavior on the web, please contact us:
Datenschutzbeauftragter Thomas Märzke
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