Privacy policy

1. Introduction

With the following information, we would like to give you as a “data subject” an overview of the processing of your personal data by us and your rights under data protection laws.

2. Responsible party

The responsible party within the meaning of the DS-GVO is:

Koerfer’sche Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
Hansaring 97
50670 Cologne

Tel: 0221/9920992-0
Fax: 0221/9920992-99
E-mail: buero@koerfer-gruppe.de
Representative of the responsible person: Prof. Dr. Daniel Koerfer

3. Data protection officer

You can reach our external data protection officer as follows:
Five Consulting
Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Pampuch
Frankenforster Str. 44
51427 Bergisch Gladbach
pampuch@five.consulting
www.five.consulting

You can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

4. Technology

4.1 SSL/TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption to ensure the security of data processing and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders, login data or contact requests that you send to us as the operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that there is a “https://” instead of a “http://” in the address line of the browser and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

We use this technology to protect your transmitted data.

4.2 Data collection when visiting the website
When you use our website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (in so-called “server log files”). Our website collects a series of general data and information with each call of a page by you or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the server log files. The following can be recorded

1. browser types and versions used,
2. the operating system used by the accessing system,
3. the website from which an accessing system arrives at our website (so-called referrer),
4. the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website,
5. the date and time of an access to the Internet site,
6. an Internet protocol address (IP address),
7. the Internet service provider of the accessing system.

When using this general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about your person. Rather, this information is required in order to

1. deliver the contents of our Internet site correctly,
2. optimize the content of our website as well as the advertising for it,
3. to ensure the long-term functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our website, and
4. to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack.

Therefore, the data and information collected is, on the one hand, statistically analyzed by us and, on the other hand, it is evaluated with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise so as to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.

The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes for data collection listed above.

5. Cookies

5.1 Legal basis for the use of cookies.

The data processed by cookies, which are required for the proper functioning of the website, are thus necessary to protect our legitimate interests as well as those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

For all other cookies, it applies that you have given your consent to this via our opt-in cookie banner within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. a DS-GVO.

6. contents of our website

6.1 Contacting us / contact form

When contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), personal data is collected. Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DS-GVO. If your contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b DS-GVO. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request, this is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter concerned has been conclusively clarified and provided that there are no statutory retention obligations to the contrary.

7. web analysis

7.1 Google Analytics

On our websites, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; hereinafter “Google”). In this context, pseudonymized usage profiles are created and cookies (see point “Cookies”) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as.

1. browser type/version,
2. operating system used,
3. referrer URL (the previously visited page),
4. host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
5. time of the server request,

are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website and internet use for the purposes of market research and demand-oriented design of these Internet pages. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on our behalf. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other Google data. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

These processing operations are carried out exclusively when express consent is given in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a DS-GVO.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: Disable Google Analytics. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found, for example, in the Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).

8. plugins and other services

8.1 Google WebFonts

Our website uses so-called web fonts provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. This gives Google knowledge that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our website.

These processing operations are carried out exclusively with the granting of explicit consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO.

Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

9. your rights as a data subject

9.1 Right to confirmation

You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed.

9.2 Right to information Art. 15 DS-GVO

You have the right to obtain from us, at any time and free of charge, information about the personal data stored about you, as well as a copy of this data in accordance with the legal provisions.

9.3 Right to rectification Art. 16 DS-GVO

You have the right to demand that incorrect personal data concerning you be corrected. Furthermore, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, taking into account the purposes of the processing.

9.4 Deletion Art. 17 DS-GVO

You have the right to demand that we delete the personal data concerning you without delay, provided that one of the reasons provided for by law applies and insofar as the processing or storage is not necessary.

9.5 Restriction of processing Art. 18 DS-GVO

You have the right to demand that we restrict processing if one of the legal requirements applies.

9.6 Data portability Art. 20 DS-GVO

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which has been provided to us by you, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from us to whom the personal data has been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) DS-GVO or Art. 9(2)(a) DS-GVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6(1)(b) DS-GVO and the processing is carried out with the aid of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us.

Furthermore, when exercising your right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, you have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible and insofar as this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.

9.7 Objection Art. 21 DS-GVO

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Art. 6(1)(e) (data processing in the public interest) or (f) (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests) DS-GVO.

This also applies to profiling based on these provisions within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 DS-GVO.

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

In individual cases, we process personal data to conduct direct marketing. You may object to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising at any time. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct advertising. If you object to us processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, you have the right, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out by us for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the DS-GVO, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

You are free to exercise your right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.

9.8 Revocation of consent under data protection law

You have the right to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future.

9.9 Complaint to a supervisory authority

You have the right to complain about our processing of personal data to a supervisory authority responsible for data protection.