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Privacy Policy
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  1. Introduction and Contact Information of the Controller 1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. In the following, we will inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data refers to all data by which you can be personally identified. 1.2 The controller for data processing on this website in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Nicola Cont, Cont-sustainabilityconsulting, Mozartstrasse 110, 85521 Ottobrunn, Germany, Tel.: 01727942648, Email: info@cont-sustainabilityconsulting.com. The controller for processing personal data is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of processing personal data. 1.3 For security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g., orders or inquiries to the controller), this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the “https://” and the padlock symbol in your browser’s address bar.
  2. Data Collection When Visiting Our Website When using our website for informational purposes only, meaning you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we collect only the data that your browser sends to our server (so-called “server log files”). When you visit our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display the website:
  • Our visited website
  • Date and time of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you reached the page
  • Used browser
  • Used operating system
  • Used IP address (if applicable, in anonymized form) The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR based on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. There is no further use or disclosure of this data. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files subsequently if there are concrete indications of unlawful use.
  1. Cookies To make your visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use cookies, which are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies are deleted after you close your browser (so-called session cookies), while others remain on your device and allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit (persistent cookies). You can see the duration of cookie storage in the overview of the cookie settings of your web browser. If individual cookies used by us also process personal data, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR either for the performance of a contract, in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR based on your consent, or in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR for the protection of our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and effective design of the site visit. You can configure your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and decide on their acceptance individually or exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or generally. Please note that if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.
  2. Contact When you contact us (e.g., via contact form or email), personal data is collected. The specific data collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. This data is used solely for the purpose of responding to your request or for contacting and the related technical administration. The legal basis for processing this data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, an additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request. This is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and provided that there are no statutory retention obligations to the contrary.
  3. Use of Customer Data for Direct Advertising Registration for our email newsletter If you subscribe to our email newsletter, we will regularly send you information about our offers. The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your email address. The provision of additional data is voluntary and is used to address you personally. For sending the newsletter, we use the double opt-in procedure. This means that we will only send you an email newsletter if you have expressly confirmed that you consent to receiving the newsletter. We will then send you a confirmation email in which you will be asked to click on a corresponding link to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter in the future. By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent to use your personal data in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. When you register for the newsletter, we store your IP address entered by the Internet service provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration to be able to trace a possible misuse of your email address at a later time. The data collected by us when registering for the newsletter will be used exclusively for the purpose of advertising in the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the link provided for this purpose in the newsletter or by sending a message to the responsible person named at the beginning. After you have unsubscribed, your email address will be immediately deleted from our newsletter distribution list, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this privacy policy.
  4. Web Analysis Services 1&1 IONOS WebAnalytics This website uses the web analysis service of the following provider: 1&1 IONOS Internet SE, Elgendorfer Str. 57, 56410 Montabaur, Germany. By means of cookies and/or similar technologies (tracking pixels, web beacons, algorithms for reading device and browser information), the service collects and stores pseudonymized visitor data, including information about the device used, such as IP address and browser information, in order to evaluate them for statistical analysis of user behavior on our website and to create pseudonymized usage profiles. Among other things, this allows the evaluation of movement patterns (so-called heatmaps), which show the duration of page visits as well as interactions with page content (e.g., text entries, scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs). Pseudonymization generally excludes direct personal identification. Merging with clear data collected in other ways about your person does not take place. All of the above-mentioned processing, in particular reading or storing information on the device used, only takes place when you have given us your express consent in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent granted at any time with effect for the future by deactivating this service in the “Cookie Consent Tool” provided on the website. We have concluded an order processing agreement with the provider, which ensures the protection of data of our website visitors and prohibits unauthorized disclosure to third parties.
  5. Site Functionality Google Web Fonts This site uses web fonts provided by the following provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland. When you visit a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display text and fonts correctly and establishes a direct connection to the provider’s servers. In the process, certain browser information, including your IP address, is transmitted to the provider. The processing of personal data in connection with the use of the font provider is only carried out if you have given us your express consent in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent granted at any time with effect for the future by deactivating this service through the “Cookie Consent Tool” provided on the website. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font from your computer is used. For the transmission of data to the USA, the provider relies on standard contract clauses of the European Commission, which are intended to ensure compliance with the European level of data protection.
  6. Tools and Miscellaneous Cookie Consent Tool This website uses a “Cookie Consent Tool” to obtain effective user consents for cookies subject to consent and cookie-based applications. The “Cookie Consent Tool” is displayed to users when they visit the site in the form of an interactive user interface, on which consents for specific cookies and/or cookie-based applications can be given by setting a checkmark. With the use of the tool, all cookies/services requiring consent are only loaded when the respective user has given corresponding consents by setting a checkmark. This ensures that such cookies are only set on the user’s device if consent is granted. The tool technically necessary cookies to save your cookie preferences. Personal user data is generally not processed here. In individual cases, however, for the purpose of storing, assigning, or documenting cookie settings, personal data (such as IP address) may be processed. This is carried out in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR based on our legitimate interest in a legally compliant, user-specific, and user-friendly consent management for cookies, and therefore, a legally compliant design of our website. Another legal basis for processing is also Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR. As data controllers, we are legally obliged to make the use of technically unnecessary cookies dependent on the respective user’s consent. We have concluded an order processing agreement with the provider, which ensures the protection of data of our website visitors and prohibits unauthorized disclosure to third parties. Further information about the operator and the settings options of the Cookie Consent Tool can be found directly in the corresponding user interface on our website.
  7. Rights of the Data Subject 9.1 The applicable data protection law grants you, as the data subject, the following rights regarding the processing of your personal data (information and intervention rights), with reference to the legal basis for exercising these rights:
  • Right to information according to Art. 15 GDPR;
  • Right to correction according to Art. 16 GDPR;
  • Right to erasure according to Art. 17 GDPR;
  • Right to limitation of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR;
  • Right to information according to Art. 19 GDPR;
  • Right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR;
  • Right to withdraw granted consent according to Art. 7(3) GDPR;
  • Right to lodge a complaint according to Art. 77 GDPR.

9.2 Right to Object IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON OUR OVERRIDING LEGITIMATE INTEREST IN THE CONTEXT OF A BALANCING OF INTERESTS, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION, WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE. IF YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CONTINUE PROCESSING IF WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING WHICH OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS, AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES TO ASSERT, EXERCISE, OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS. IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA TO CONDUCT DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING. YOU CAN EXERCISE YOUR OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE. IF YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES.

  1. Duration of Storage of Personal Data The duration of the storage of personal data is determined by the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing, and, if relevant, by the respective statutory retention period (e.g., commercial and tax retention periods). If personal data is processed on the basis of an express consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR, the data is stored until you revoke your consent. If there are legal retention periods for data that is processed within the framework of contractual or similar obligations based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, this data will be routinely deleted after the retention periods have expired, provided it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract, and/or if we do not have a legitimate interest in further storage. When personal data is processed for the purpose of direct advertising based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, this data is stored until you exercise your right to object pursuant to Art. 21(2) GDPR. Unless otherwise stated in the other information in this statement on specific processing situations, stored personal data will be deleted when it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.”

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