Data protection

We are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection has a particularly high priority for the management of EDUCADEMY GMBH. A use of the internet pages of EDUCADEMY GMBH is basically possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to use our company’s special services through our website, personal data processing may be required. If the processing of personal data is required and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally seek the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection provisions applicable to EDUCADEMY GMBH. Through this privacy policy, our company seeks to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal information we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights under this privacy policy.

As the controller, EDUCADEMY GMBH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection possible for personal data processed via the website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can in principle have security gaps so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to submit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

1     Definitions

The privacy policy of EDUCADEMY GMBH is based on the terminology used by the European directive and regulatory authority in the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understand, both for the public and for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain in advance the terminology used.

Among other things, we use the following terms in this privacy policy:

  • ‘personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘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 or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person;
  • ‘processing’ means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction;
  • ‘restriction of processing’ means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future;
  • ‘profiling’ means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements;
  • ‘pseudonymisation’ means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person;
  • ‘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; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law;
  • ‘processor’ means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller;
  • ‘recipient’ means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing;
  • ‘third party’ means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data;
  • ‘consent’ of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2     Name and address of the controller

Responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions with a data protection character is:

EDUCADEMY GMBH, Schlesier Weg 7, 32805 Horn-Bad Meinberg, Deutschland

Tel.: +49 176 806 77 671, E-Mail:, Website:

3     Cookies

The website of EDUCADEMY GMBH use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited websites and servers to distinguish the individual’s browser from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A particular Internet browser can be recognized and identified by the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, EDUCADEMY GMBH can provide users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

By means of a cookie the information and offers on our website can be optimized in the sense of the user. Cookies allow us, as already mentioned, to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies need not re-enter their credentials every time they visit the website because this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in the online shop. The online shop remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently contradict the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.

4     Collecting general data and information

The website of EDUCADEMY GMBH collects a series of general data and information each time the website is accessed by an affected person or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-web pages, which can be accessed via (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet Protocol (IP) address, (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, EDUCADEMY GMBH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) to optimize the content of our website and to advertise it, (3) to ensure the continued functioning of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the necessary information for prosecution in case of a cyberattack. On the one hand, EDUCADEMY GMBH evaluates this anonymously collected data and information statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure the best possible level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by an affected person.

5     Registration on our website

The data subject has the possibility of registering on the website of the controller, providing personal data. The personal data to be sent to the controller is derived from the respective input mask used for the registration. The personal data entered by the data subject shall be collected and stored solely for internal use by the controller and for his own purposes. The controller may arrange for the transfer to one or more processors, such as a parcel service, who also uses the personal data only for internal use attributable to the controller.

By registering on the website of the controller, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the data subject, the date and time of registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place to prevent the misuse of our services, and if necessary to clarify committed offenses. In this respect, the storage of this data is required for the controller. There is no disclosure of this data to third parties, as long as there is no legal obligation to disclose or the disclosure of law enforcement serves.

By registering the data subject voluntarily provides personal data, the data controller serves to provide the data subject with content or services that, due to the nature of the case, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to modify the personal data given at registration at any time or to delete it completely from the database of the data controller.

The controller shall, at any time upon request, provide information to each data subject as to which personal data about the data subject is stored. In addition, the data controller corrects or deletes personal data at the request or reference of the data subject, insofar as this does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements.

6     Contact via the website

Due to legal regulations, the website of EDUCADEMY GMBH contains information that enables quick electronic contact to our company as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If an affected person contacts the data controller by e-mail or through a contact form, the personal data provided by the data subject will be automatically saved. Such personal information provided on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the controller is stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. There is no disclosure of this personal data to third parties.

7     Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage or, if required by the European directives and regulations or any other legislator in laws or regulations, that of the controller subject to was provided.

If the storage purpose is omitted or if a storage period prescribed by the European directives and regulations or any other relevant legislature expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

8     Rights of the data subject

8.1   Right of confirmation

Each data subject has the right, as granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authority, to require the controller to confirm whether personal data relating to him / her are being processed. If an affected person wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, they can contact an employee of the controller at any time.

8.2   Right of information

Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislature and the legislature at any time to obtain free information from the controller on the personal data stored about him / her and a receive a copy of that information. In addition, the European legislator and regulator has provided the data subject with the following information:

  • the processing purposes
  • the categories of personal data being processed
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed or are still being disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or to international organizations
  • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if that is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration
  • the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of the personal data concerning them or of a restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
  • if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: all available information on the source of the data
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) of the DSBER Regulation and – at least in these cases – meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject

Furthermore, the data subject has a right of access as to whether personal data has been transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, then the data subject has the right to obtain information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to avail him- / herself of this right to information, he / she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.

8.3   Right of rectification

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator to demand the immediate correction of inaccurate personal data concerning him / her. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, taking into account the purposes of the processing.

If an affected person wishes to exercise this right of rectification, they may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.

8.4   Right of cancellation (right to be forgotten)

Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directives and Regulators to require the controller to immediately delete the personal data concerning him / her, provided that one of the following reasons is satisfied and the processing is not required:

  • The personal data has been collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
  • The data subject revokes the consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR or Article 9 (2) (a) of the GDPR and lacks any other legal basis for the processing.
  • The data subject submits an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, and there are no legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject appeals pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR the processing.
  • The personal data was processed unlawfully.
  • The deletion of personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation under Union or national law to which the controller is subject.
  • The personal data were collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 para. 1 GDPR.

If one of the above reasons is correct and an affected person wishes to arrange for the deletion of personal data stored at EDUCADEMY GMBH, he / she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller. The employee of EDUCADEMY GMBH will arrange that the deletion request be fulfilled immediately.

If the personal data have been made public by EDUCADEMY GMBH and if our company is responsible for deleting personal data as the person responsible pursuant to Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR, EDUCADEMY GMBH takes appropriate measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs of a technical nature, to inform other data controllers processing the personal data published that the data subject has been removed from these other data controllers by deletion of all links to such personal data or by copies or replications of such personal data as far as the processing is not required. The employee of EDUCADEMY GMBH will arrange the necessary in individual cases.

8.5   Right of restriction of processing

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European directive and regulatory authority to require the controller to restrict the processing if one of the following conditions applies:

  • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period of time that enables the person responsible to check the accuracy of the personal data.
  • The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests the restriction of the use of the personal data.
  • The data controller no longer needs the personal data for processing purposes, but the data subject needs them to assert, exercise or defend their rights.
  • The person concerned has objected to the processing acc. Art. 21 para. 1 GPDR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh those of the person concerned.

If one of the above-mentioned conditions exists and an affected person wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by EDUCADEMY GMBH, he / she may at any time contact an employee of the controller. The employee of EDUCADEMY GMBH will cause the restriction of processing.

8.6   Right of data transferability

Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authority to receive the personal data concerning him / her provided to a controller by the data subject in a structured, common and machine-readable format. It also has the right to transmit this data to another person responsible without hindrance by the controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Art. 9 para 2 (a) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR and processing by means of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task of public interest or in the exercise of official authority, which has been assigned to the controller.

Furthermore, in exercising their right to data portability under Article 20 (1) of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to obtain that the personal data is transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and if so this does not affect the rights and freedoms of others.

In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject can contact an employee of EDUCADEMY GMBH at any time.

8.7   Right of objection

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right (granted by the European directive and regulatory authority) at any time, for reasons arising from its particular situation, to object against the processing of personal data relating to it pursuant to Article 6 (1) (e) or f GPDR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

EDUCADEMY GMBH will no longer process personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing is for assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If EDUCADEMY GMBH processes personal data in order to operate direct advertisement, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to the profiling, as far as it is associated with such direct mail. If the data subject objects to EDUCADEMY GMBH for direct marketing purposes, EDUCADEMY GMBH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right, for reasons arising from his / her particular situation, against the processing of personal data relating to him or her, which is performed by EDUCADEMY GMBH for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 (1) GPDR are invited to submit an objection unless such processing is necessary to fulfil a task of public interest.

In order to exercise the right to object, the person concerned may directly contact any member of staff of EDUCADEMY GMBH or another employee. The data subject is also free, in the context of the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58 / EC, to exercise the right of opposition by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

8.8   Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

Any person concerned with the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European directive and regulatory authority not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has a legal effect on it or, in a similar manner, significantly affects it; unless the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) permitted by Union or Member State legislation to which the controller is subject, and that legislation provides for appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the data subject; or (3) with the express consent of the data subject.

If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract between the data subject and the controller or (2) it takes place with the express consent of the data subject, EDUCADEMY GMBH shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the authorized persons interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the controller, to express his / her own position and to contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to rely on automated decision-making rights, they may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.

8.9   Right to revoke a data protection consent

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulatory authority, to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to assert their right to withdraw consent, they may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.

9     Privacy Policy fort he use of the AIRCADEMY App

Software-Provider of the AIRCADEMY-APP is the company SilkCode GmbH, Luisenstraße 62, D-47799 Krefeld, Tel. 02151 60773-70, Fax 02151 60773-99,,

9.1   General

The software provider takes both the protection of the personal data of its users as well as the information obligation to them very seriously and strictly adheres to the statutory provisions of data protection law. This declaration gives an overview of how the provider guarantees this protection and what kind of data is collected for which purpose.

Further questions on data protection should be addressed directly to the provider.

9.2   Collection of personal data

The access data provided by the provider for the use of the software and the publications available within the software (login data) as well as the personal data voluntarily provided by the user for the purpose of registration constitute personal data.

These are held by the provider on a server in Germany indefinitely.

Personal data are processed exclusively according to the legal regulations of the European Union in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of 25.5.2018 for the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of data.

9.3   Purpose of data collection – Login data

The purpose of storing the access data (login) is to provide the copyrighted content of the publications to the user. The provision of publications can be user-specific for multiple devices and platforms. The provider defines the number of permissible terminals and couples this information to the access data.

9.4   Purpose of data collection – Registration of a Cloud-Account

Users are given the opportunity to enrich the publications provided by the software with their own annotated bookmarks and their own annotations in the form of texts, images, photos, audio comments, PDF data and web links. These bookmarks and annotations are stored in the native apps initially only locally on the device used by the user and not transmitted to the provider. They are therefore only available on the mobile device on which the bookmarks and annotations were set.

If a browser-based application is in use, a local use of bookmarks and annotations is not possible because the application works only online. Before creating annotations and bookmarks, the user must therefore register in the browser-based application. Users also have to register if they want to use their annotations and bookmarks created locally on a native platform on other platforms (another native app or browser-based application) without having to recreate them on other platforms.

The registration causes the transfer of the created annotations to a server operated by the provider in Germany. In addition, the registration opens the restoration of user-assigned bookmarks and annotations during reinstallation and their adoption on exchange pages in “loose-leaf products”. The use of the registration function is basically voluntary for the user.

To synchronize devices, the user must be registered by entering a personal e-mail address and a user-assigned password in the “Cloud Account” area. The synchronization of terminals is carried out by means of a so-called double-opt-in procedure, in which the user must confirm separately during registration registered e-mail address and its associated password separately. The user-assigned password is stored encrypted on the server side. This prevents unauthorized access to the registration data.

Synchronization requires an internet connection. As part of the synchronization, the provider stores the bookmarks and / or annotations with reference to the corresponding publication and the registration data centrally on a server.

Uninstalling the software will delete the locally stored annotations and bookmarks from the user’s device. The data transferred to the server by means of registration remain unaffected by this deletion.

As an alternative to creating your own cloud account, access to an existing social media account can also be used for the registration. These access data are only available from the social media service provider and are not transmitted by the provider to the provider. There is only a verification process between the access data entered by the end customer and the data stored with the social media service provider.

9.5   Consent to store user-related data

The user agrees with the use of software and publications that both his access data and the data voluntarily transmitted as part of the registration data are stored by the provider.

The purpose of the storage is solely to provide and maintain the services described under items 3 and 4, as well as to collect statistics on the use of the software and the publications linked to it.

Specifically, the following data is stored for this purpose:

  • Date of approval
  • Device ID of the mobile device (iOS and Android platform). IOS also stores the operating system and operating system version in addition to the device ID.
  • When using a browser-based application, only the type and version of the browser are stored, not the operating system of the computer and the type of device used.
  • Statistics for loading and reading publications: When and how often on which platforms which documents and which pages are loaded or read. It also stores which external links a user calls from a publication and when.

Storage and evaluations are done anonymously. They serve to ensure the operation as well as the safety of the application and to optimize the offer for the user.

Furthermore, information about the retrieved resources is stored on the server. This storage includes software technical error logs (log files) as far as corresponding errors occur. Neither further analyzes take place, for example for the purpose of personal advertising, nor are user profiles generated or created.

9.6   Analysis Tools

Further analysis or the use of third-party software analysis tools will not take place.

9.7   Access to microphone, camera or gallery

Access to the microphone, camera or gallery is only possible with devices of the iOS platform or in the operation of a browser-based application with the prior consent of the user. For Android devices, users will be asked for permission before using the app prior to installation.

9.8   Location-related data / services of third parties

Location-related data is not determined. Other possible third-party services are also not used.

9.9   Social Plugins

The software gives the user the ability to share content with other users via email or social networks. This does not automatically establish a direct connection to the social networks. Rather, the user has to log in to the corresponding social networks himself. A storage for this possibly necessary credentials in app / application of the provider is expressly not.

9.10  Links to URLs from other providers

The content offered in the software may contain links to URLs of other providers. For illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and in particular for damages resulting from the use or non-use of such information presented, the provider of the page referred to, and not the one who only links to the respective publication, is liable.

9.11  Transfer of personal data

In general, user-specific data will not be passed on to third parties, neither for business nor for advertising or any other purposes. They are stored and used exclusively by the provider. The provider does not pass on any data in anonymous form. He also makes provisions of a technical nature to prevent attacks by hackers or other illegal methods of data collection. However, the provider cannot give a 100% guarantee or guarantee to avoid illegal data transfer, liability for any resulting damage cannot be assumed.

9.12  Processing of data outside the European Union / location of the server

The processing of personal data inside and outside the European Union is strictly in accordance with the provisions of the European Community’s GDPR (Basic Data Protection Regulation) in order to provide adequate guarantees regarding the protection of privacy, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals.


Personal data is stored and maintained on a server operated in Germany.

9.13  Rights oft he user

A user has the right, at any time, to receive information free of charge on request about the personal data stored about him and about the purpose of the data collection.

In addition, the user has the right to correction of incorrect data, blocking and deletion of his personal data, as far as no legal duty of storage precludes. This does not happen automatically, but through a written message from the user to the provider.

The revocation to store personal data means that functions and services of the software are completely or at least partially unavailable.

10 Privacy Policy for Using AIRCADEMY Online Trainers and Online Examination Platforms

10.1  Collection and processing of personal data

When you visit the AIRCADEMY Trainer or AIRCADEMY Examination, our web server logs your truncated IP address and the Internet address of the page you are accessing and the date and time of access, for the purposes of Internet connection and statistical purposes Type of your browser and operating system and the number of bytes transferred during the connection.

When you log in, further data will be stored to process your online registration and to carry out the exam: your name, possibly also your UUT number and the examination type. With XML imports, your date of birth, place of birth, street, house number, zip code, city and the test result, which is not imported, but only for the export in the database, held.

We also store your IP address, the page visited, logon procedures, the browser you are using, and the operating system for troubleshooting error messages. During a session, we store some information in the form of so-called “session cookies” on your PC, which are only valid for one session and are deleted after the end of a session.

EDUCADEMY GMBH uses your data exclusively earmarked for the services ordered by you. They are stored by EDUCADEMY GMBH on a server within the European Union in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations. The data is encrypted on the transmission path.

10.2  Security

We treat your data in strict confidence according to the legal regulations. The personal data provided during registration will not be disclosed and are not accessible to third parties. We use technical and organizational security measures to protect the data we manage against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. You have the right to access your stored data at any time. You can change, amend or withdraw these at any time.

To protect your personal data from unauthorized access and misuse, we have taken extensive technical and operational safety precautions. Our security procedures are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress. Thus, the communication between your computer, the test computer and our web server using a recognized encryption method (Secure Socket Layer technology, SSL), if your browser supports SSL.

10.3  Information

Upon written request to the EDUCADEMY GMBH, Schlesier Weg 7, 32805 Horn-Bad Meinberg, Germany you will be informed by us, which data we have stored about your person (for example, name, address).

11 Legal basis of processing

Art. 6 I lit. A DS-GMO serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a particular processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a contract of which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, in processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of any other service or consideration, processing shall be based on Art. 6 I lit. b GPDR. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c GPDR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be required to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our premises were injured and his or her name, age, health insurance or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d GPDR are based. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f GPDR are based. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the above legal bases are based on this legal basis if processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the person concerned prevail. Such processing operations are particularly permitted because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In that regard, it considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital 47, second sentence, GPDR).

12 Beneficial interests in the processing that are being pursued by the controller or a third party

Is the processing of personal data based on Article 6 I lit. f GPDR it is our legitimate interest in conducting our business for the benefit of all of our employees and our shareholders.

13 Duration for which your personal information is stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the deadline, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, if they are no longer required to fulfil the contract or to initiate a contract.

14 Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; Necessity for the conclusion of the contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision

We clarify that the provision of personal information is in part required by law (such as tax regulations) or may result from contractual arrangements (such as details of the contractor). Occasionally it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded that an affected person provides us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is required to provide us with personal information when our company concludes a contract with her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the person concerned could not be closed. Prior to any personal data being provided by the person concerned, the person concerned must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the individual on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and what would have resulted from the failure to provide the personal data.

15 Automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we refrain from automatic decision-making or profiling.