Privacy Policy

 

1. An overview of data protection

General information

The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit this website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.

Data recording on this website

Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e. the “controller”)?

The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available under section “Information Required by Law” on this website.

How do we record your data?

We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information you enter into our contact form.

Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access this website.

What are the purposes we use your data for?

A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user patterns.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?

You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified or eradicated. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the address disclosed in section “Information Required by Law” on this website if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues. You also have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.

Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For details, please consult the Data Protection Declaration under section “Right to Restriction of Data Processing.”

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties

There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analysed when your visit this website. Such analyses are performed primarily with cookies and with what we refer to as analysis programmes. As a rule, the analyses of your browsing patterns are conducted anonymously; i.e. the browsing patterns cannot be traced back to you.

You have the option to object to such analyses or you can prevent their performance by not using certain tools. For detailed information about the tools and about your options to object, please consult our Data Protection Declaration below.

2. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

External Hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). Personal data collected on this website are stored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, metadata and communications, contract information, contact information, names, web page access, and other data generated through a web site.

The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO) and in the interest of secure, fast and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to such data.

Cloudflare

We use the “Cloudflare” service provided by Cloudflare, Inc. 665 3rd St. #200, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. (hereinafter referred to as “Cloudflare”).

Cloudflare offers a content delivery network with DNS that is available worldwide. As a result, the information transfer that occurs between your browser and our website is technically routed via Cloudflare’s network. This enables Cloudflare to analyze data transactions between your browser and our website and to work as a filter between our servers and potentially malicious data traffic from the Internet. In conjunction with this, Cloudflare may also use cookies. However, these cookies will only be used for the purpose described herein.

We have executed a contract processing agreement with Cloudflare. Cloudflare is also a certified participant of the “EU-US Privacy Shield Framework.” Cloudflare has undertaken to handle all personal data originating from the member states of the European Union (EU) in compliance with the “Privacy Shield Framework.”

The use of Cloudflare is based on our legitimate interest in a provision of our website offerings that is as error free and secure as possible (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR).

For more information on Cloudflare’s security precautions and data privacy policies, please follow this link: https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/.

3. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.

Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.

We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)

The data processing controller on this website is:

Klaus Finken, Chris Finken
In der Steele 11–13
40599 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49 211 74849-0
E-mail: info@lsd.de

The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Designation of a data protection officer as mandated by law

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Dorothee Bührig
LSD GmbH & Co. KG
In der Steele 11-13
40599 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49 211 74849-0
E-mail: Datenschutzbeauftragte@lsd.de

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

IN THE EVENT THAT DATA ARE PROCESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 SECT. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR UNIQUE SITUATION. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. TO DETERMINE THE LEGAL BASIS, ON WHICH ANY PROCESSING OF DATA IS BASED, PLEASE CONSULT THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU LOG AN OBJECTION, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE ARE IN A POSITION TO PRESENT COMPELLING PROTECTION WORTHY GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA, THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR IF THE PURPOSE OF THE PROCESSING IS THE CLAIMING, EXERCISING OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 1 GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS BEING PROCESSED IN ORDER TO ENGAGE IN DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS AFFILIATED WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 2 GDPR).

Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information about, rectification and eradication of data

Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.”

Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.” The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:

  • In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
  • If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
  • If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.

Rejection of unsolicited e-mails

We herewith object to the use of contact information published in conjunction with the mandatory information to be provided in section “Information Required by Law” to send us promotional and information material that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this website and its pages reserve the express right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional information, for instance via SPAM messages.

4. Recording of data on this website

Cookies

Our websites and pages use what the industry refers to as “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that do not cause any damage to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or they are permanently archived on your device (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted once you terminate your visit. Permanent cookies remain archived on your device until you actively delete them or they are automatically eradicated by your web browser.

In some cases it is possible that third party cookies are stored on your device once you enter our site (third party cookies). These cookies enable you or us to take advantage of certain services offered by the third party (e.g. cookies for the processing of payment services).

Cookies have a variety of functions. Many cookies are technically essential since certain website functions would not work in the absence of the cookies (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). The purpose of other cookies may be the analysis of user patterns or the display of promotional messages.

Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications transaction or to provide certain functions you want to use (e.g. the shopping cart function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimised provision of the operator’s services. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.

You have the option to set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified any time cookies are placed and to permit the acceptance of cookies only in specific cases. You may also exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general or activate the delete function for the automatic eradication of cookies when the browser closes. If cookies are deactivated, the functions of this website may be limited.

In the event that third party cookies are used or if cookies are used for analytical purposes, we will separately notify you in conjunction with this Data Protection Policy and, if applicable, ask for your consent.

Cookie Consent with Borlabs Cookie

Our website uses the Borlabs cookie consent technology to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies in your browser and for their data privacy protection compliant documentation. The provider of this technology is Borlabs – Benjamin A. Bornschein, Georg-Wilhelm-Str. 17, 21107 Hamburg, Germany (hereinafter referred to as Borlabs).

Whenever you visit our website, a Borlabs cookie will be stored in your browser, which archives any declarations or revocations of consent you have entered. These data are not shared with the provider of the Borlabs technology.

The recorded data shall remain archived until you ask us to eradicate them, delete the Borlabs cookie on your own or the purpose of storing the data no longer exists. This shall be without prejudice to any retention obligations mandated by law. To review the details of Borlabs’ data processing policies, please visit https://de.borlabs.io/kb/welche-daten-speichert-borlabs-cookie/

We use the Borlabs cookie consent technology to obtain the declarations of consent mandated by law for the use of cookies. The legal basis for the use of such cookies is Art. 6 Sect. 1 Sentence 1 lit. c GDPR.

Server log files

The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:

  • The type and version of browser used
  • The used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • The hostname of the accessing computer
  • The time of the server inquiry
  • The IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.

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Contact form

If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) or on your agreement (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) if this has been requested.

The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.

Request by e-mail, telephone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these data on without your consent.

The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.

The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.

Our social media appearances

Data processing through social networks

We maintain publicly available profiles in social networks. The individual social networks we use can be found below.

Social networks such as Facebook, Google+ etc. can generally analyse your user behaviour comprehensively if you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g. like buttons or banner ads). When you visit our social media pages, numerous data protection-relevant processing operations are triggered. In detail:

If you are logged in to your social media account and visit our social media page, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. Under certain circumstances, your personal data may also be recorded if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. In this case, this data is collected, for example, via cookies stored on your device or by recording your IP address.

Using the data collected in this way, the operators of the social media portals can create user profiles in which their preferences and interests are stored. This way you can see interest-based advertising inside and outside of your social media presence. If you have an account with the social network, interest-based advertising can be displayed on any device you are logged in to or have logged in to.

Please also note that we cannot retrace all processing operations on the social media portals. Depending on the provider, additional processing operations may therefore be carried out by the operators of the social media portals. Details can be found in the terms of use and privacy policy of the respective social media portals.

Legal basis

Our social media appearances should ensure the widest possible presence on the Internet. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The analysis processes initiated by the social networks may be based on divergent legal bases to be specified by the operators of the social networks (e.g. consent within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR).

Responsibility and assertion of rights

If you visit one of our social media sites (e.g., Facebook), we, together with the operator of the social media platform, are responsible for the data processing operations triggered during this visit. You can in principle protect your rights (information, correction, deletion, limitation of processing, data portability and complaint) vis-à-vis us as well as vis-à-vis the operator of the respective social media portal (e.g. Facebook).

Please note that despite the shared responsibility with the social media portal operators, we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our options are determined by the company policy of the respective provider.

Storage time

The data collected directly from us via the social media presence will be deleted from our systems as soon as the purpose for their storage lapses, you ask us to delete it, you revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses. Stored cookies remain on your device until you delete them. Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular, retention periods – remain unaffected.

We have no control over the storage duration of your data that are stored by the social network operators for their own purposes. For details, please contact the social network operators directly (e.g. in their privacy policy, see below).

Individual social networks

Facebook

We have a profile on Facebook. The provider of this service is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. According to Facebook’s statement the collected data will also be transferred to the USA and to other third party countries.

You can customise your advertising settings independently in your user account. Click on the following link and log in: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.

Details can be found in the Facebook privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

Instagram

We have a profile on Instagram. The provider is Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. For details on how they handle your personal information, see the Instagram Privacy Policy: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875.

XING

We have a profile on XING. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Details on their handling of your personal data can be found in the XING Privacy Policy: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.

LinkedIn

We have a LinkedIn profile. The provider is the LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. LinkedIn is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. LinkedIn uses advertising cookies.

If you want to disable LinkedIn advertising cookies, please use the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

For details on how they handle your personal information, please refer to LinkedIn’s privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

5. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files, which are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website by users. The information generated by cookies on your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the utilization of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize both, the services offered online and the operator’s advertising activities. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.

Browser plug-in

You do have the option to prevent the archiving of cookies by making pertinent changes to the settings of your browser software. However, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their fullest extent. Moreover, you have the option prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and affiliated with your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objection to the recording of data

You have the option to prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will result in the placement of an opt out cookie, which prevents the recording of your data during future visits to this website: Google Analytics deactivation.

For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Demographic parameters provided by Google Analytics

This website uses the function “demographic parameters” provided by Google Analytics. It makes it possible to generate reports providing information on the age, gender and interests of website visitors. The sources of this information are interest-related advertising by Google as well as visitor data obtained from third party providers. This data cannot be allocated to a specific individual. You have the option to deactivate this function at any time by making pertinent settings changes for advertising in your Google account or you can generally prohibit the recording of your data by Google Analytics as explained in section “Objection to the recording of data”.

Archiving period

Data on the user or incident level stored by Google linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) will be anonymized or deleted after 14 months. For details please click the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=en

WordPress Stats

This website uses the WordPress tool Stats in order to statistically analyse user access information. The provider of the solution is Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA.

WordPress Stats uses cookies that are stored on your computer and that make it possible to analyse the use of this website. The information generated by the cookies concerning the use of our website is stored on servers in the United States. Your IP address is rendered anonymous after processing and prior to the storage of the data.

„WordPress Stats” cookies will remain on your device until you delete them.

The storage of “WordPress Stats” cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymous analysis of user patterns, in order to optimize the operator’s web offerings and advertising. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.

You can set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified anytime cookies are placed and you can permit cookies only in certain cases or exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain instances or in general and you can also activate the automatic deletion of cookies upon closing of the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.

You do have the option to object to the collection and use of your data for future implications by placing an opt out cookie into your browser by clicking on the following link: https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/.

If you delete the cookies on your computer, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

6. Plug-ins and Tools

YouTube

This website embeds videos of the website YouTube. The website operator is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

If you visit a page on this website into which a YouTube has been embedded, a connection with YouTube’s servers will be established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages you have visited.

Furthermore, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your device. With the assistance of these cookies, YouTube will be able to obtain information about this website’s visitors. Among other things, this information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim of improving the user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud. These cookies will stay on your device until you delete them.

If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner. Pursuant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.

For more information on how YouTube handles user data, please consult the YouTube Data Privacy Policy under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Vimeo

This website uses plug-ins of the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

If you visit one of the pages on our website into which a Vimeo plug-in has been integrated, a connection to Vimeo’s servers will be established. As a consequence, the Vimeo server will receive information as to which of our pages you have visited. Moreover, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This will also happen if you are not logged into Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The information recorded by Vimeo will be transmitted to Vimeo’s server in the United States.

If you are logged into your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

The use of Vimeo is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner. Pursuant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.

For more information on how Vimeo handles user data, please consult the Vimeo Data Privacy Policy under: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter referred to as “reCAPTCHA”) on this website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to determine whether data entered on this website (e.g. information entered into a contact form) is being provided by a human user or by an automated program. To determine this, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitors based on a variety of parameters. This analysis is triggered automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the site. For this analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates a variety of data (e.g. IP address, time the website visitor spent on the site or cursor movements initiated by the user). The data tracked during such analyses are forwarded to Google.

reCAPTCHA analyses run entirely in the background. Website visitors are not alerted that an analysis is underway.

Data are stored and analyzed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the protection of the operator’s websites against abusive automated spying and against SPAM. If a respective declaration of consent has been obtained (e.g. consent to the archiving of cookies), the data will be processed exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a DGDPR. Any such consent may be revoked at any time.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA please refer to the Google Data Privacy Declaration and Terms Of Use under the following links: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en and https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en.

Status as of: January 2020

Data privacy statement

 

Information on the collection of personal information

In the following, we would like to inform you about how personal information is collected when you use our website, contact us via e-mail, contact us through the contact form on our website, or send us something in the mail. Personal information is any information that can be traced back to you personally, such as your name, address, e-mail address, user behaviour.

The entity responsible in accordance with Section 4 paragraph 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):

LSD GmbH & Co. KG
In der Steele 11–13
40599 Düsseldorf

E-Mail: info@lsd.de

You can reach our data security administrator at Datenschutzbeauftragte@lsd.de or at our postal address with the addition “The Data Security Administrator”.

When you contact us via e-mail, via the contact form on our website, or through the mail, we will store the data you give to us (your e-mail address or postal address, your name, and possibly your phone number) in order to answer your questions (legal basis is Article 6 paragraph 1 item 1f of the GDPR).

Any data collected in this context will be deleted once it is no longer necessary for us to store it or we will limit use if legal storage requirements apply.

Should we decide to use the services of a service provider for individual functions associated with our offerings or if we want to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you of this and provide detailed information on the processes involved. In so doing, we will also specify the established criteria for the duration of storage.

Your rights

You have the following rights in relation to use of personal data pertaining to you:

  • right to information,
  • right to correct or delete,
  • right to limit use,
  • right to deny approval of use,
  • right to data transfer.

You have the right to submit complaints about our use of your personal data to a data protection regulatory authority.

Collection of personal information when visiting our website

If you simply use the website for informational purposes, so if you don’t register with us or otherwise convey information to us, we will only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. When you visit our website, we will collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to do in order to display our website and ensure its stability and security (legal basis is Section 6 paragraph 1 item 1f of the GDPR):

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the query
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the query (concrete page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Amount of data transmitted each time
  • Website from which the query is coming
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the software

In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies will also be stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files stored on our hard drive and assigned to the browser you are using. These files allow information to flow to the entity that places the cookie (to us in this case). Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make our Internet offerings more user-friendly and effective overall.

Use of cookies:

  1. This website uses the following types of cookies, whose scope and way of functioning will be explained in the following:
    • Transient cookies (see b)
    • Persistent cookies (see c)
  2. Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. Session cookies are a type of transient cookie. They store a so-called session ID, which allows various queries from your browser to be assigned to the shared sitting. This allows us to recognise your computer again when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
  3. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a predetermined period of time that varies depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies in the security settings of your web browser at any time.
  4. You can configure your web browser settings just as you like and, for example, reject all third-party cookies or all cookies. We would like to inform you that if you restrict cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features of this website.
  5. We use cookies to identify you on subsequent visits if you have an account with us. Otherwise you will have to log in to your account again each time you visit us.
  6. Furthermore, we also use HTML5 storage objects, which we store on your end device. These objects store the necessary data independently of the browser you use and do not have an automatic expiration date. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by using your browser in private mode. Additionally, we also recommend that you manually delete your cookies and browser history on a regular basis.
  7. You can change the cookie settings you have configured here:
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Additional functions and offerings of our website

In addition to the use of our website purely for informational purposes, we also offer various services that you can use if you are interested. In order to use these services, you will generally have to enter more personal information that we will use to provide the respective service and that is subject to the previously mentioned principles of data process.

We may sometimes use external service providers to process your data. These external providers are carefully selected and hired by us, are bound by our directives, and are monitored regularly.

Furthermore, we may also forward your personal information to third parties when we offer opportunities to participate in promotions, competitions, conclusion of contracts, or similar services in partnership with the third party. You will find further information on this when you enter your personal information or in the description of the offer below.

If our service providers or partners have headquarters in a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you of the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the offer.

Refusal or withdrawal of permission for processing your data

If you have given your permission for your data to be processed, you can withdraw it at any time. Such a withdrawal will influence the permissibility of processing of your personal data once you have communicated your withdrawal to us.

If we justify the processing of our personal information by weighing interests, you can refuse processing. This is particularly the case when processing is not necessary in order to meet the requirements of the contract, which will be described by us in the following description of functions. When exercising such a refusal, we ask that you give the reasons why we cannot process your personal information as we do. In the case of a justified refusal, we will review the current situation and either stop or adapt data processing or inform you of the urgent, justified reasons why we must continue processing the information.

Of course, you can refuse the processing of your personal information for the purposes of advertising and data analysis at any time. You can inform us of your refusal by contacting us using the following information:

In the mail: LSD GmbH & Co. KG, In der Steele 11–13, 40599 Düsseldorf
Via e-mail: info@lsd.de.

Use of links to social media websites

Our website currently contains linking to the following social media websites: Facebook, Xing, and LinkedIn. Generally, when you visit our site, no personal information is given to the provider of the social media websites. You can recognise links to social media websites by the markings in the box over their first letters or the logo. We give you the opportunity to directly reach the corresponding social media websites directly through these links. We recommend regularly logging out of your social networks after using them, especially before activating the link, since this will allow you to avoid assignment to your profile on the social media website.

If you visit the linked social media websites, we do not have any influence over the data collected and data processing procedures, and we are not aware of the full extent of data collection, purposes of data processing, and storage periods. Similarly, we do not have any information on the deletion of data collected by the social media providers.

For further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the social media provider, see the following data protection declaration of this provider. There you will also receive further information on your rights within this context and setting options for protecting your privacy.

Addresses of the respective plug-in providers and URL with their data protection policies:

    • Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; http://www.facebook.com/policy.php; further information on data collection: http://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084, http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other#applications and http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info#everyoneinfo. Facebook has agreed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
    • Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, DE; http://www.xing.com/privacy.
    • LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn has agreed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Use of Google reCaptcha

We use the Google service reCaptcha to identify when a person or computer has made a certain entry in our contact or newsletter form. Google checks the following data to figure out if you are a human or a computer: the IP address of the end device used, the website of ours that you are visiting and which reCaptcha is incorporated into, the date and duration of the visit, the identification data of the browser and operation system type used, the Google account, if you are logged into Google, mouse movements on the reCaptcha surfaces, and tasks that require you to identify images. The described data processing is performed on the legal basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation. We have a justified interest in processing this data in order to assure the security of our website and protect ourselves from automated entries (attacks).

Integration of YouTube videos

We have integrated YouTube videos into our online offerings that are stored on http://www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. These are all integrated in “Extended Data Protection Mode”, meaning that no data about you as a user is transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos will the data described in Section 2 be transmitted. We have no influence on this data transmission.

Through your visit to the website, YouTube will be informed that you pulled up the corresponding subpage of our website. The data mentioned above is also transmitted. This will occur regardless of whether YouTube makes a user account available through which you are logged in or if there is no user account at all. If you are logged into Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you don’t want the information assigned directly to your profile with YouTube, you will have to log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as a usage profile and uses it for advertising, market research, and/or user-friendly configuration of its website. Such usage serves particularly (also for users who are not logged in) the purpose of providing customised needs-based advertising and in order to inform other users of the social network of your activities on our website. You have the right to deny permission for such a user profile to be formed, but in order to assert this right you must contact YouTube.

Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing through YouTube can be found in the data protection declaration. There you will also receive further information on your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the United States and has agreed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Integration of Vimeo videos

We have integrated Vimeo videos into our online offerings. These videos are stored on https://www.vimeo.com and can be played directly from our website. When you play the videos, a connection is made to the Vimeo servers and the plug-in is shown there.

Through your visit to the website, Vimeo will be informed that you pulled up the corresponding subpage of our website. The data mentioned above is also transmitted. This will occur regardless of whether Vimeo makes a user account available through which you are logged in or if there is no user account at all. If you are logged into Vimeo, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you don’t want the information assigned directly to your profile with Vimeo, you will have to log out before activating the button.

Further information on data processing and information on data protection by Vimeo can be found under https://vimeo.com/privacy.
Vimeo is operated by Vimeo, LLC with headquarters at 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011.

Newsletter

If you agree, you can subscribe to our newsletter, which we will use to keep you informed of our latest attractive offers.

We use the so-called double opt in process for our newsletter registration. This means that once you have registered, you will receive an e-mail sent to the e-mail address you have given in which we will ask you to confirm that you want us to send you the newsletter. If you don’t confirm registration within seven days, your information will be blocked and automatically deleted. Furthermore, we also store the IP addresses you use and the times when you log in and confirm. This is done in order to keep record of your registration and be able to resolve any possible misuse of your personal information.

Your e-mail address is the only required information we ask for in order to send the newsletter. Entry of additional, specially marked data is voluntary and will be used to address you more personally. Once you have confirmed, we will save your e-mail address for the purpose of sending the newsletter. The legal basis is Section 6 paragraph 1a of the GDPR.

You can withdraw your agreement to receive the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter. Withdrawal can be indicated by clicking on the link made available in every newsletter e-mail.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files stored on your computer that facilitate the analysis of your usage of the website. The information on your use of this website generated by the cookie is generally transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will first shorten your IP address within the member states of the European Union or other signatories of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and then shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, put together reports on website activities, and provide additional services to the website operator in conjunction with website usage and Internet usage.

The IP address transmitted by our browser within the context of Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would, however, like to remind you that if you do so, you may not be able to use all of the features of this website to their full extent. You can also stop Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie and related to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available for download at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

This website uses Google Analytics with the “_anonymizelp()” expansion. This means a shortened version of your IP address is processed, so it cannot be traced back to you. This prevents data collected through the IP address from being traced back to you and any personal information collected is thus immediately deleted.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the usage of our website and regularly enhance it. The statistics gathered help us enhance our offerings and make them more attractive for you as a user. In exceptional cases where your personal information is transmitted to the United States, Google has agreed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for use of Google Analytics is Section 6 paragraph 1 item 1f of the GDPR.
Third-party provider information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of use: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, Overview of data protection: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage, and the data protection declaration: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

This website uses Google Analytics to analyse visitor traffic across devices through a user ID. You can deactivate analysis of your use across devices in your customer account under “My Data” “Personal Data”.

Integration of Google Maps

We use the offerings of Google Maps on our website. This allows us to display interactive maps for you on the website and facilitates the convenient use of the map feature.

Through your visit to the website, Google will be informed that you pulled up the corresponding subpage of our website. The data mentioned above in this declaration is also transmitted. This will occur regardless of whether Google makes a user account available through which you are logged in or if there is no user account at all. If you are logged into Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you don’t want the information assigned directly to your profile with Google, you will have to log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as a usage profile and uses it for advertising, market research, and/or user-friendly configuration of its website. Such usage serves particularly (also for users who are not logged in) the purpose of providing customised needs-based advertising and in order to inform other users of the social network of your activities on our website. You have the right to deny permission for such a user profile to be formed, but in order to assert this right you must contact Google.

For further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, see the data protection declaration of the provider. There you will also receive further information on your rights within this context and setting options for protecting your privacy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the United States and has agreed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Use of Google Web Fonts

In the interest of ensuring uniform display of fonts on your device, we use external fonts on our website from so-called Google Fonts, provided by Google. Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc. (“Google”), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When you open a page, your browser will load the necessary web fonts in your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts properly. If your browser doesn’t support web fonts, a standard font from your computer will be used.

Web fonts are incorporated via an interface (“API”) to the Google services. When incorporating the web fonts, Google may in certain circumstances collect information (also personal information) and process it in the United States.  Google has agreed to the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

We do not collect any data ourselves in order to provide Google Fonts.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our justified interest required for this lies in the great utility offered by a uniform display of font types. The ability to provide a uniform display keeps design work and expenses lower than if it were necessary for us to react to the font type standards of different operating systems and browsers with our own graphically adapted websites. Furthermore, Google also has a justified interest in the collected (personal) data in order to improve its own services.

The provision of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required and is not necessary in order to conclude a contract. You also are not required to provide personal information. If you do not provide information, however, you may not be able to use our website or use it to the full extent possible and the website may be displayed differently.

You can configure your browser so that the fonts from the Google servers are not loaded. If your browser doesn’t support the Google Fonts or you disable access to the Google server, the text will be displayed in the standard font of the system.
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