Privacy Policy

1. Data protection at a glance

General information
The following notes provide an overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal data refers to any and all data with which you can be personally identified. For detailed information on data protection, please read our Privacy Policy below.

Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Their contact data can be found in the legal notice of this website.

How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected when you communicate it to us. This may involve data that you enter in a contact form, for example.

Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or page access time). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure that the website is error-free. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have with regard to your data?
You have the right at any time and free of charge to obtain information about the origin, recipient and purpose of stored personal data. You also have the right to request that this data be corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time at the address given in our legal notice for this as well as on any other questions on data protection. Furthermore, you have the right to appeal to the responsible supervisory authority.

In addition, you have the right, under certain circumstances, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For details please refer to the section on “Right to restrict processing” in our Privacy Policy.

Analysis tools and third-party tools
When you visit our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with cookies and what are known as analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous; the surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You can find detailed information on this in other sections of our Privacy Policy.

You can object to this analysis. Information on the objection options are contained here in the Privacy Policy.

2. General and mandatory information

Data protection
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in line with statutory data protection regulations as well as our Privacy Policy.

If you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal data refers to data with which you can be personally identified. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect and how we use it. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by E-mail) may have security gaps. Absolute protection of your data from third-party access cannot be guaranteed.

Reference to the responsible office
The responsible body for data processing on this website is:

Microstaxx Gesellschaft für Informations- und Kommunikationslösungen mbH
Wilhelm-Kuhnert-Straße 26
81543 München

Phone: +49-89-413266-0
E-mail: info@microstaxx.de

The responsible body is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Statutory data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Robert Schichtl

Phone: +49-89-413266-0
E-mail: datenschutz@microstaxx.de

Withdrawing consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. To do so, an informal e-mail notification to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until you withdraw your consent remains unaffected thereby.

Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct advertising (art. 21 GDPR)
If data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR, you have the right at any time to object to the processing of your personal data for reasons arising from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The respective legal basis on which processing is based can be found in this Privacy Policy. If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove we have compelling grounds to continue processing the data which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims (objection pursuant to/under Art. 21 (1) GDPR
).

If your personal data is processed for the purpose of direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will no longer be used for direct marketing purposes (objection pursuant to/under to Art. 21(2) GDPR).

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of GDPR infringements, the persons concerned have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, workplace or place of presumed infringement. The right of appeal shall be without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.

Right to data transferability
You have the right to have data which we automatically process, on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, transferred to you or a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

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

Encrypted payment transactions on this website
If, after the conclusion of a contract involving costs, you are obligated to provide us with your payment data (e.g. account number for direct debit authorization). This data is required to process payment.

Payment transactions by standard means of payment (Visa/MasterCard, direct debit) are carried out exclusively via an encrypted SSL or TLS connection. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

With encrypted communication, any and all payment data transmitted to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion and correction
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to receive, at any time and free of charge, information on your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if applicable, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of said data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice of this website for this purpose as well as with any other questions on personal data.

Right to restrict processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice of this website. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:

  • If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, we usually need time to verify this. You have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data while we are verifying/looking into the matter.
  • If the processing of your personal data has taken place unlawfully, you can demand the restriction of data processing rather than deletion.
  • If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exert, defend or assert a legal claim, you have the right to demand that restrictions are imposed on the processing of your personal data rather than deletion.
  • If you have filed an objection pursuant to art. 21 (1) GDPR, a balance must be struck between your and our interests. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests take precedence, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, besides being stored, your data may only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or of a Member State.

Objection to e-mail marketing
We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the obligatory legal notice to send unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or e-mailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.

3. Data collection on our website

  1. Data collection on our website

Cookies
Some of the Internet pages use cookies. Cookies do no harm to your computer and do not contain malware. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are what are known as “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your computer/system until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser during your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, accept cookies for certain cases, deactivate cookies entirely or activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated, some features of this website may not be available.

Cookies which are necessary for the electronic communication process or for the provision of certain functions requested by you (e.g. shopping basket function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the use of cookies to ensure optimum, error-free provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies used to analyze your surfing behavior) are stored, these are dealt with separately in this Privacy Policy.

Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in what are known as server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time of the server request
  • IP address

This data will not be merged with other data sources.

This data is collected on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in ensuring/enabling optimum, error-free operation of his website –server log files must be recorded for this purpose.

Contact form
If you send us enquiries via our contact form, your details from the inquiry form including contact data provided will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. This data will not be passed on without your consent.

The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore carried out exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). You may revoke this consent at any time. An informal e-mail notification to us is sufficient in this case. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until withdrawal of consent remains unaffected thereby.

The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request deletion, withdraw your consent to storage, or until the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

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

This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR) and / or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR), as we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of inquiries addressed to us.

The data you send to us in contact requests will remain with us until you request deletion, withdraw your consent to storage, or until the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.

Registration on this website
You can register on our website to use additional site features. We use the data entered for this purpose only for the purpose of using the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise registration cannot be completed/accepted.

In the case of important changes, for example in the scope of our services or in the case of any necessary technical changes, we will use the e-mail address provided during registration to inform you thereof.

The data entered during registration will be processed on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). Consent may be withdrawn at any time. An informal e-mail notification to us is sufficient for this purpose. The legality of the data processing already carried out remains unaffected by withdrawal.

The data collected during registration will be stored by us as long as you are registered on our website and will subsequently be deleted. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Processing of data (customer and contract data)
We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent necessary for the establishment of, the content pertaining to/the basis of, or change in the legal relationship (inventory data). This is done on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data relating to the use of our Internet pages (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable the user to make use of the service as well as to bill the user.

The customer data collected will be deleted on completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Transmission of data for contracts with online shops, dealers and dispatch of goods
We transmit personal data to third parties only where this is necessary in the context of processing a contract, for example to companies entrusted with the delivery of goods or the credit institution entrusted with processing payment. Your data is not transmitted beyond this scope, or only if you have expressly agreed thereto. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, for example for advertising purposes.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Transmission of data for contracts for services and digital content
We transmit personal data to third parties only where this is necessary in the context of processing a contract, for example to the bank commissioned with processing payment.

Your data is not transmitted beyond this scope, or only if you have expressly agreed thereto. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, for example for advertising purposes.

The basis for data processing is art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

4. Social Media

Twitter plugin
Functions of the service Twitter are integrated into our pages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. Further information on this can be found in Twitter’s Privacy Policy at: https://twitter.com/en/privacy.

The Twitter plug-in is used on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in maximum visibility on social media.

You can change your data protection settings on Twitter in the account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.

LinkedIn plugin
Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Each time you visit one of our pages containing LinkedIn features, a connection is established to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn will be notified that you have visited our web pages with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to associate your visit to our site with you and your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.

The LinkedIn plug-in is used on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in maximum visibility on social media.

Further information is provided in LinkedIn’s Privacy Policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

XING plugin
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time you access one of our pages containing XING functions, a connection is established to XING servers. To the best of our knowledge, personal data is not stored. In particular, no IP addresses are stored, nor is user behavior evaluated.

The XING plug-in is used on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in maximum visibility on social media.

Further information on data protection and the XING Share button can be found in XING’s privacy policy at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

  1. Analysis tools and advertising

Matomo (formerly Piwik)
This website uses the open source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses “cookies,” text files stored on your computer to allow your use of the website to be analyzed. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymized before it is stored.

Matomo cookies remain on your terminal/system/computer until you delete them.

The storage of Matomo cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymous analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both his website and his advertising.

The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is not passed on to third parties. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Please note, however, that doing so may mean that some features on this website will no longer be available.

If you do not agree with the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate the storage and use. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser to prevent Matomo from storing usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be deleted. The opt-out must be reactivated when you visit our site again.

WordPress Stats
This website uses the WordPress tool Stats to statistically evaluate visitor access. The provider is Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA.

WordPress Stats uses cookies, which are stored on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookies about the use of our website is stored on servers in the USA. Your IP address is anonymized after processing and before storage.

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

The storage of WordPress Stats cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymized analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Please note, however, that doing so may mean that some features on this website will no longer be available.

You can object to the collection and use of your data for the future by clicking on this link and setting an opt-out cookie in your browser: https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/.

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

6. Newsletter

Newsletter data
If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected or will only be collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for the purpose of sending the information requested and do not pass this data on to third parties.

The data entered in the newsletter registration form will be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR).). You can withdraw your consent to the storage of data, e-mail address and the use of said data for the purpose of sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by your withdrawal of consent.

The data you have stored with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and deleted after you cancel the newsletter. Data stored by us for other purposes remain unaffected thereby.

7. Plug-ins and tools

Vimeo
Our website uses plugins of the video portal Vimeo. Provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

When you visit one of our sites equipped with a Vimeo plugin, a connection is established to Vimeo’s servers. This will tell the Vimeo server which of our pages you have visited. Vimeo also obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The information collected by Vimeo is transferred to the Vimeo server in the USA.

If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

The use of Vimeo is in the interest of providing an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest as per/as defined in/pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Further information on the handling of user data can be found in Vimeo’s privacy policy at: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Google Maps
This page uses the Google Maps map service via an API. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA where it is stored. The provider of this page has no influence on this data transfer

Google Maps is used in the interest of providing an appealing presentation of our online offers and to make it easy to find the places indicated by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest as per Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

More information on the use of user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

 

Contact
Any questions?

Contact us!

Anja Schweigert
Team Lead Customer Service

Phone: +49-89-413266-0
E-mail: info@microstaxx.de

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