Data protection declaration

We appreciate your visit to our website and your interest in our company and our products.

Responsible for data processing is Sven Mahn IT GmbH & Co.KG, Saseler Damm 43-45, D-22395 Hamburg, Tel. +49 (0)40 / 226 34 80-0, E-Mail kontakt@svenmahn.de.

You can contact our data protection officer via datenschutz@svenmahn.de.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that your browser stores on your computer. With the help of these cookies we can recognize whether your browser has already accessed our site.

We partly use these cookies to make our website more user-friendly. On the one hand, we set cookies for the duration of your visit (so-called session cookie). These are used, for example, to balance the system load and enable a faster loading of the page. Session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your browser window.

Furthermore, we set cookies that remain stored in your browser for a longer period of time. These cookies give us information about your preferences when using our site and store, for example, your language setting.

In addition, our website places a cookie through the web analysis program “Google Analytics” that we use. This is explained in more detail in the following section.

The information, which we receive through cookies, will under no circumstances be combined with any other personal data that we have stored about you

You have the option in your browser settings to exclude the storage of cookies for our website and to delete existing cookies. In this case you can visit our website anonymously.

You can delete existing cookies on your computer at any time. In this way, you determine how long the cookie is stored on your computer and enables an exchange of information.

The legal basis for the use of cookies is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to make our website user-friendly and technically optimal.

Website analysis

We collect information about when and how often you use our website and which sub-pages you visit to make our website more interesting to you. For this purpose we use Google Analytics.

The program Google Analytics is provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View CA 94043, USA (“Google”). It stores so-called cookies on your computer, i.e. small text files through which the program can recognize your computer every time you visit our website. This may collect information about your usage habits, including your IP address.

This information is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, your IP address is shortened (“IP masking”), so that an individual assignment to you is no longer possible. Only in exceptional cases IP addresses can be transferred to the USA and then shortened there. Google assures that this data will not be merged with other data that Google may have about you. We have concluded an order processing agreement with Google for this purpose.

You can exclude the storage of cookies in your browser settings and delete existing cookies. This also applies to Google Analytics cookies. If your browser does not allow cookies, you can visit our website anonymously.

If you wish to prevent Google Analytics from collecting, processing and storing your data without blocking our other cookies, you can install a tool from Google on your computer, which you can download from the following link: : http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. This is an extension (so-called add-on) to your browser.

For more information about how Google uses your information, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

Google Analytics will delete the data collected in this way if it is no longer required for the purposes of analyzing our website through statistical evaluations. This is the case after 14 months at the latest.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to continuously analyze and improve our website in order to reach as many interested parties as possible.

YouTube videos

We embed YouTube videos on some of our websites. The corresponding plugin is provided by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

Once you open a page with an embedded YouTube video, a connection to YouTube’s servers is established. YouTube is informed about which website you are currently visiting. YouTube can associate this information with you personally and link it to other data if you have a YouTube account and are logged in to it. If you would like to prevent this data transfer, we recommend that you log out of your YouTube account.

Further information on data protection at “YouTube” can be found in the provider’s data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

For our part, the transfer of data to YouTube is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in making our site more interesting and attractive through embedded videos.

Contacting

You have the possibility to send us a message by e-mail.

If you wish to contact us this way, we will store your e-mail address and any other data such as your name and details of your request. We use this data exclusively to answer your inquiry.

Please note that the confidentiality of e-mail communication cannot be guaranteed. If you would like to send us extensive personal information, for example as part of an application, you are also welcome to do so by post.

The data is deleted when it is no longer required for this purpose. This is usually the case if the request has been finally clarified and there are no legal retention periods to the contrary.

The legal basis for data processing depends on the nature of your request and exists for enquiries within the scope of a contract or pre-contractual measures in Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR, otherwise in Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

Blog

As a reader of our blog you can write comments and subscribe to articles.

In addition to the content of your comment, we also store your e-mail address and your chosen user name. This serves our security, since we as the operator of the website can be held liable for any illegal content even if it has been posted as comments by third parties. The e-mail address is not displayed on the website.

When you subscribe, we use your email address to notify you of new posts.

We keep this information as long as it is necessary for this purpose. In the context of your comments, this is the case as long as the comment is visible on our site. Of course, you can cancel your subscription to articles at any time by sending a simple e-mail. In this case we will immediately delete your data from our mailing list.

The legal basis for the storage of your data in the context of a comment written by you is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR; for the storage of your data in the context of a contribution subscription Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR.

Your rights as a data subject

You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by us at any time. You can find the scope of your right to information in Art. 15 GDPR.

You also have the right to request the correction of your personal data stored by us under the conditions of Art. 16 GDPR.

In addition, you may request the deletion of your personal data in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR and the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR.

You can object to data processing based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f under the conditions of Art. 21 GDPR.

If the requirements of Art. 20 GDPR are met, we are obliged to enable you to transfer your data.

You also have the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data.

Changes to our data protection regulations

We reserve the right to adapt our data protection declaration in the future. This may be necessary due to changes in legal requirements or the introduction of new tools or services. If you visit our website again, the data protection declaration applies in its current form.