The purpose of this Data Protection Policy is to provide you with information about the type of data we collect from you when you use our website and its functions and features. First, we offer a quick overview of data processing (“Quick Overview”). We provide details of specific data processing activities carried out when you use our website and its various functions and features under the section “Detailed Information on Data Protection".
1. Who is the controller responsible for data processing on this website?
The controller responsible for the processing of personal data through the website “paul-koester.de” is Paul Köster GmbH, Kolpingstraße 1, 59964 Medebach, Germany.
2. What type of data do we collect from website visitors?
When you visit our website, your web browser sends various data sets to our servers, which are technically necessary to display the content of the website and to ensure its stability and security. These data sets are stored in so-called log files, which also include the IP address.
Yes, we use various types of cookies (analysis cookies) on our website. For detailed information on how to delete these cookies or to prevent them from being stored, please refer to the sections “Cookies” and “Web Analysis”.
4. Do we use analysis tools on our website?
Yes, we work together with (a) provider(s) to improve our website and our offers and to optimize them continuously. Detailed information about these service provider(s), how the analysis tool(s) work and how you can switch off this function can also be found in the Cookies and Web Analysis section.
5. Do we transmit personal data to third parties?
No. We do not transmit your data to third parties.
6. Who can you contact if you have any questions?
If you have any questions about data protection, please contact dtnschtzpl-kstrd, or the controller specified above.
A. General information on data protection
1.1 This Data Protection Policy covers information we are required to provide under Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the processing of data relating to the use of and access to our website “paul-koester.de” and the services and functions made available through the website.
1.2 Where we offer links to third party websites, please note that we have no influence or control over the linked content or the data protection policies of these websites. We recommend that you to check the data protection policies on these websites to determine whether and to what extent these websites collect, process or use personal data or make such data available to third parties. To enhance readability, the masculine gender is used to refer to all genders male/female/other.
2. Name and contact details of the controller and the data protection officer
2.1 Paul Köster GmbH, Kolpingstraße 1, 59964 Medebach, Germany, is the controller responsible for data protection on this website. You can contact us by telephone at +49 (2982) 92 11-0, or by email at nfpl-kstrd.
2.2 You can contact our data protection officer, Mr. Andreas Pohl, via Pohl Consulting Team GmbH, Mengeringhäuser Str. 15, 34454 Bad Arolsen, Germany, email dtnschtzpl-kstrd.
B. Data processing when visiting our website
1. Creation of so-called log files
1.1 Subject matter and purpose of data processing
a) When you visit the website, we collect so-called access data and store it in a log file. This access data also includes the IP address. Furthermore, we also store in the log file the name of the website and the file you accessed, the date and time of access, information about the amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, the browser type and version, the operating system, the so-called referrer URL (the previously visited page) and the accessing provider.
b) We collect such technical information to ensure that our website is displayed correctly, to identify the causes of any technical problems, to optimize the technical content of our website and to safeguard our computer systems and networks. Our legitimate interest also lies in the processing of data for these purposes in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
1.2 Recipients and duration of data processing
a) We do not pass on the aforementioned data to unauthorized third parties. Our web server is hosted by domainfactory GmbH in Germany.
b) The log files, including the IP address contained therein, are automatically deleted no later than two months after collection. While the provision of the aforementioned personal data is not a statutory or contractual requirement, without the data, we may not be able to guarantee the functionality of our website and some services or functions may not be available at all or only to a limited extent.
2.1 Data processing with the aid of "technically necessary cookies" is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, as otherwise it is not possible to call up the website, or basic functions of the website are restricted. The use of so-called analysis cookies requires your consent and is therefore based on Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.
This website uses the following types of cookies:
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Analysis cookie: used to restrict the request rate
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Analysis cookie: used to differentiate between users / website visit duration
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Analysis cookie: used to distinguish various users / website visitors
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Analysis cookie: contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).
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Analysis cookie: used to keeps track of a visitor's identity
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Analysis cookie: used to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie
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Analysis cookie: determine if the visitor has restarted their browser
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Analysis cookie: helps to identify users on the server across requests
2.2 Duration of data storage
a) You can use your browser settings to delete individual cookies or all of the cookies. In addition, depending on the provider of your browser, you can find information and instructions on how to delete cookies or block their storage in advance under the following links: Mozilla Firefox │ Internet Explorer │ Google Chrome │ Opera │Safari.
3. Web Analysis
3.1 Subject matter and purpose of data processing
a) The tools allow us to establish how users access our website and from which websites they come, which parts of our website are visited most frequently as well as how often and for how long certain pages and categories are being visited. Our aim is to use this information to improve our content and our online presence and make it more user-friendly.
b) The legal basis for the data processing that takes place is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR, i.e. we require your prior consent for the use of these tools.
3.2 The details of the providers are as follows:
Special right to object
Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Irland (Google)
You can prevent Google from collecting and processing your data by downloading and installing a Browser Add-on. You can prevent cookies used by this tool from being stored by changing the relevant settings via https://www.aboutads.info/choices or http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.
4. Use of emojis and smileys
a) Our website occasionally uses graphic emojis, i.e. small graphic files that express emotions, which are obtained from external servers. In this instance, the providers of the servers collect the IP addresses of the users. The emojis are delivered through (CDN) JSDelivr, an open-source content delivery network, developed by Prospect One, Dmitriy Akulov. A CDN is a service that enables us to deliver the contents of our online services, such as graphics or scripts, more quickly with the help of regionally distributed servers connected via the internet. To the best of our knowledge, user data is processed solely for the aforementioned purposes and to maintain the security and functionality of the CDN.
5. Web fonts from fast.fonts.net or fonts.com
a) To ensure the fonts we use on our website are uniform, we use web fonts provided by Monotype GmbH (fonts.com or fast.fonts.net). When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. To do this, your browser has to connect to the servers of fonts.com. As a result, fonts.com will learn that your IP address has accessed our website. We use web fonts to ensure a consistent and appealing presentation of our website content. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
6. Map services
c) For more information about OpenStreetMap, please refer to https://www.openstreetmap.de. For more information about the API Leaflet uses, see https://www.leafletjs.com.
C. Social media and fan pages
a) Paul Köster GmbH is active on several online and social media platforms in order to interact with potential and existing customers, to communicate with users and prospective customers, and to advertise offers and services. This includes the following providers:
Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland
LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland
b) We operate our appearances in so-called joint (data protection) responsibility with the providers. Data that you directly share or publish via the online platforms and networks (e.g. via comment and chat functions) is processed by us as the responsible party in order to interact with you or to exchange information with you. Within the scope of this interaction, we may also receive statistical data from the platform operators on the use of our "channels and fan pages". This includes, for example, information about interactions, likes, comments or summarized information and statistics (e.g. IP address; origin of followers), which help us to learn something about the interactions with our site. The legal basis for data processing in our area of responsibility is Article 6 (1) S. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
If we receive personal data from you in connection with the use of the online platforms and networks, please address your concerns to us. Should you wish to assert any further rights against a particular provider, please contact the person responsible.
For information about the nature and scope of data processing when you submit a job application through our website, please refer to the “Careers” section of our website.
If you register for our e-mail newsletter, we will send you regular electronic information about our products and services. All we need for this is your e-mail address. The data will be used exclusively for the purpose of addressing you via the newsletter. The legal basis is Article 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.
Newsletters are sent with the help of the provider HubSpot, a service of HubSpot Ireland Limited 2nd Floor 30 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland.
The newsletters contain a so-called "web-beacon", i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the server of HubSpot when the newsletter is opened. In the course of this retrieval, technical information such as browser and system information, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are collected. This information is used for technical improvement of the services based on the technical data or target groups and their reading behavior based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times. Statistical surveys also include determining whether newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to individual newsletter recipients. However, the evaluations serve us solely to identify the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users. The legal basis is Article 6 Para. 1 letter f) GDPR. In this respect, we do not see any significant encroachment on the personal rights of our users, especially since an objection is possible at any time and the analysis always relates to the use of our newsletter.
F. Your rights
1. You have the right to request, at any time, confirmation as to whether we process personal data, as well as the right to information about this personal data. Furthermore, you have the right to rectification and erasure of data, the right to restrict data processing, the right to object, at any time, to the processing of personal data, the right, at any time, to withdraw your consent to data processing, and the right to data portability.
2. Any requests for information, queries, withdrawals or objections to data processing should be sent by email to dtnschtzpl-kstrd, or directly to our data protection officer, Mr. Andreas Pohl, (Pohl Consulting Team GmbH, Mengeringhäuser Str. 15, 34454 Bad Arolsen, Germany), email: dtnschtzpl-kstrd. In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in the event of a data breach.
Information about your right to object
In accordance with Article 21 GDPR, you have the right, at any time and on grounds relating to your particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR. We will stop processing your personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons for continuing the processing of your data that are worthy of protection and that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If you wish to object to the use of your personal data or if you wish to withdraw your consent, please send an email to dtnschtzpl-kstrd.