Data Protection Policy
1. Name and contact details of the controller
2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as the nature and purpose of its use
a. When visiting our website
When visiting our website www.sos-p.com, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:
- Information about the browser type and version used
- The operating system of the user and name of access-provider
- The IP address of the user
- Date and time of access
- Websites from which the system of the user reaches our website (so-called referrer URL)
- Volume of website call
- Name an URL of retrieved file
The data mentioned is processed by us for the following purposes:
- Ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
- Ensuring comfortable use of our website,
- Evaluation of system security and stability, as well
- For further administrative purposes.
The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR (GDPR = General Data Protection Regulation). Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.
b. Using our contact form
For questions of any kind, we offer you the opportunity to contact us via the contact form
(under “Contact”) on our website. The indication of a valid e-mail address is required here so that we know who the request came from and are able to respond to that request in a timely manner and personally without delays. Further information (name, surname) can be provided voluntarily.
The data processing for the purpose of contacting us is based on your voluntarily granted consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.
The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be deleted after your request has been answered.
c. Registering for our newsletter
If you have expressly consented according to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR, we will use your e-mail address to regularly send you our newsletter. For the receipt of the newsletter the indication of an E-Mail address is sufficient. Additional data (such as name) can be made voluntarily. If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter in the future, you can unsubscribe at any time by sending us an e-mail to [ firstname.lastname@example.org ] or to the contact details specified in the imprint.
3. Disclosure of data
A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below does not take place.
We only share your personal data with third parties if:
- You have given your express consent to this according to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR,
- The disclosure is required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims pursuant to Art. 6
(1) (f) GDPR and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest in not disclosing your data,
- In the event that a legal obligation to disclosure exists pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (c)
- This is legally permissible and, pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, is required for the
settlement of contractual relationships with you.
The cookie stores information resulting in connection with the specific terminal used. However, this does not mean that we are immediately aware of your identity.
In addition, to improve usability, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your device for a specified period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it will automatically recognise that you have already been with us and what inputs and settings you have made, so you do not have to re-enter them.
The data processed by cookies is required for the purposes mentioned in order to safeguard our legitimate interests as well as third party interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a notice always appears before a new cookie is stored. However, the complete deactivation of can mean that you cannot use all the features of our website.
5. Integration of services / content of third parties
Within our website, we use third party services / content to integrate their content and services, such as maps (collectively referred to as “content” or “services”).
The prerequisite for this is that providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users, since without the IP address, the content could not be sent to their browser. This requires the IP address to display such content. We endeavour to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. Third-party vendors could also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics) for statistical or marketing purposes, which could be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. Pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device, including, but not limited to, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visit time, and other information about using our online offering, as well as such information from other sources.
The legal basis for the processing of the data transmitted in the course of using these services / contents is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, i.e. our legitimate interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer and our legitimate interest to protect our website from automated spying, abuse and SPAM.
On our website (under “Contact”) we have integrated maps of the service “Google Maps” of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly in the website and allows you to conveniently use the map feature.
This is done regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to, or if there is no user account. When you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish the data to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses this for purposes of advertising, market research and / or tailoring its website. Such use is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide appropriate advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the formation of these user profiles. To do so, you must contact Google.
You can make appropriate changes to modify these services / content via the following link (opt-out): https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated .
We use the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc. on our website (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). The query is used for the purposes of distinguishing the input by a human or by automated, machine processing. Your input will be sent to Google and used there for further purposes. In addition, the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service will be transmitted to Google. This data is processed by Google within the European Union and possibly also in the USA. For data transfers to the US, there is an adequacy decision of the European Commission, the “Privacy Shield”. Google participates in the “Privacy Shield” and has submitted to the specifications.
6. Analysis tools
The tracking measures listed below and used by us are based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. With the tracking measures, we want to ensure the needs-based design and continuous optimisation of our website. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer for you. These interests are to be regarded as justified within the meaning of the aforementioned provision. The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.
For the purpose of the needs-based design and continuous optimisation of our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service from Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, hereafter “Google”). In this context, pseudonymised usage profiles are created and cookies (see point 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as
- Browser type / version,
- Operating system used,
- Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
- Host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
- Time of server request,
are transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage for the purpose of market research and customisation of these websites. This information may also be transferred to third parties if required by law or if third parties are commissioned with the processing of this data. In no case will your IP address be merged with other data provided by Google. The IP-Addresses are anonymized, so that an assignement is not possible (so called IP-masking)
This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “anonymizeIp ()”. As a result, IP addresses are processed in a shortened form so personal reference can thus be excluded. As far as the data collected about you has a personal reference, it is immediately excluded and the personal data deleted immediately.
In addition, you can prevent the installation of cookies by a corresponding setting of the browser software; however, we point out that in this case not all features of this website may be fully used. In addition, you may prevent the collection of the cookie-generated data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on: (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.
For more information about privacy in connection with Google Analytics, see Google Analytics Help: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
The controller uses the tool “Webalizer”, a web analysis software for the statistical evaluation of the anonymous visitor behavior on our website.
Web analysis is the collection and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis tool collects data on which website an affected person came to a website (so-called referrer), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for which length of stay a subpage was viewed.
By using “Webalizer” the analysis of the anonymous visitor behavior of our website takes place in real time. This means that current visitors appear in the statistics almost immediately, not only after a long processing time. “Webalizer” uses the data stored in the log files (see also 2.a)) to evaluate the use of the website to put together online reports that show the activities on our websites. The online reports contain information about used search engines, the search terms used, the languages used, origin of visitors by country, the number of visitors, the browser used and their plugins, the referrer, the length of stay, entry pages, exit pages, drop-out rates, user programs.
“Webalizer” sets a cookie on your device, which has already been explained above. Setting the cookie allows us to analyze the use of our website. Each time you visit any of the pages on this site, the Web browser on your device automatically causes Webalizer to submit data to our server for online analysis. As part of this technical process, we get knowledge of data that, among other things, let us comprehend the origin of visitors and clicks.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the Internet browser used and thus permanently contradict the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the used Internet browser would also prevent “Webalizer” setting a cookie on your device. In addition, a cookie already set by “Webalizer” can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs.
The web analysis tool “Webalizer” is installed on a web server (location: Germany) and also stores data only on this server. It is a so-called in-house solution for web analysis. The log files are stored exclusively on this server. The IP addresses are anonymized, so that an assignment is not possible. In no case the IP address will be associated with any other data concerning the user. A disclosure to third parties does not take place.
7. Data subject rights
You have the right:
- In accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been disclosed, the planned retention period, the right of rectification, deletion, limitation of processing or opposition, the existence of a right to complain, the source of the data, if not collected from us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information about the details;
- In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to demand the rectification of incorrect or completed personal data stored by us immediately;
- In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, to require the deletion of your personal data stored by us, except where the processing is required for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;
- In accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, as far as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you reject its deletion and we no longer need the data, but you to need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
- In accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to obtain your personal data provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another controller;
- In accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR the consent granted to us may be revoked at any time. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future, and
- In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, the right to complain to a supervisory authority. In general, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work or our company headquarters for this purpose.
8. Right to objection
If your personal data is processed based on legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, you have the right to file an objection against the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to objection, which is implemented by us without you stating your particular situation.
If you would like to exercise your right to revocation or objection, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
9. Data security
We use the widely used Secure Socket Layer (SSL) method supported by your browser. Whether a single page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form is indicated by the closed representation of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.
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