Personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) is processed by us only as necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its content and the services offered there.
Pursuant to Art. 4 no. 1. of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to only as “GDPR”), “processing” shall mean any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
I. Information about us as the responsible party . Rights of users and data subjects III. Information on data processing
I. Information about us as the responsible party
Responsible provider of this website in the sense of data protection law is:
Minderheitensekretariat der vier autochthonen nationalen Minderheiten und Volksgruppen Deutschlands
Bundesministerium des Innern, für Bau und Heimat
Telefon: +49 30 18681 14265 E-Mail: email@example.com
II. Rights of users and data subjects
With regard to the data processing described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right to
to confirmation as to whether data concerning them is being processed, to information about the data being processed, to further information about the data processing and to copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 DSGVO);
to correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (cf. also Art. 16 DSGVO);
to the immediate erasure of the data concerning them (cf. also Art. 17 DSGVO), or, alternatively, insofar as further processing pursuant to Art. 17 para. 3 DSGVO is necessary, to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO;
to receive the data concerning them and provided by them and to transfer this data to other providers/controllers (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority if they are of the opinion that the data concerning them is being processed by the provider in breach of data protection provisions (cf. also Art. 77 GDPR).
In addition, the Provider is obliged to inform all recipients to whom data has been disclosed by the Provider about any correction or deletion of data or restriction of processing that may be necessary on the basis of Articles 16, 17 para. 1, 18 DSGVO takes place. However, this obligation shall not apply if such notification is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. Notwithstanding this, the user has a right to information about these recipients.
Likewise, pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO, users and data subjects have the right to object to the future processing of data concerning them, provided that the data is processed by the provider in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO are processed. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permitted.
III. Information on data processing
Your data processed during the use of our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage no longer applies, the deletion of the data does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations and no other information on individual processing procedures is provided below.
a) Session cookies/session cookies
We use so-called cookies with our internet presence. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that are placed and stored on your terminal device by the Internet browser you use. Through these cookies, certain information from you, such as your browser or location data or your IP address, is processed to an individual extent.
This processing makes our website more user-friendly, more effective and more secure, as the processing e.g.. enables the reproduction of our website in different languages or the offer of a shopping cart function.
The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit b.) DSGVO, insofar as these cookies data are processed for contract initiation or contract execution.
If the processing does not serve the purpose of initiating or executing a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. The legal basis is then Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
When you close your Internet browser, these session cookies are deleted.
b) Third-party cookies
Where applicable, cookies from partner companies with which we cooperate for the purpose of advertising, analysis or the functionalities of our website are also used with our website.
The details of this, in particular the purposes and legal bases of the processing of such third-party cookies, please refer to the following information.
c) Elimination possibility
You can prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by setting your internet browser. Likewise, you can delete already stored cookies at any time. However, the steps and measures required for this depend on your specific Internet browser used. Therefore, if you have any questions, please use the help function or documentation of your Internet browser or contact its manufacturer or support. In the case of so-called Flash cookies, however, processing cannot be prevented via the browser settings. Instead, you need to change the setting of your Flash player to that extent. The steps and measures required for this also depend on your specific Flash player used. Therefore, if you have any questions, please also use the help function or documentation of your Flash player or contact the manufacturer or user support.
However, if you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, this may mean that not all functions of our website can be fully used.
Contact requests / contact possibility
If you contact us via contact form or e-mail, the data you provide will be used to process your request. The provision of the data is necessary for processing and answering your request – without their provision, we can not answer your request or at best limited.
The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
Your data will be deleted if your inquiry has been answered conclusively and the deletion does not conflict with any legal obligations to retain data, such as, for example. in the event of any subsequent processing of the contract.
We maintain an online presence on YouTube to present our company and our services and to communicate with customers/interested parties. YouTube is a service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA.
In this respect, we would like to point out that there is a possibility that user data may be processed outside the European Union, in particular in the USA. This may result in increased risks for users in that, for example, it may be more difficult to access user data at a later date. We also do not have access to this user data. The access possibility lies exclusively with YouTube.
We operate a company presence on the Facebook platform to advertise our products and services and to communicate with interested parties or customers.
On this social media platform, we are jointly responsible with Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland.
Facebook’s data protection officer can be reached via a contact form:
We have regulated the joint responsibility in an agreement regarding the respective obligations within the meaning of the GDPR. This agreement, which sets out the mutual obligations, is available at the following link:
The legal basis for the processing of personal data thereby carried out and reproduced below is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is the analysis, communication, sales and promotion of our products and services.
The legal basis may also be the consent of the user pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO vis-à-vis the platform operator. The user can give consent to this in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO at any time by notifying the platform operator for the future.
When our online presence is called up on the Facebook platform, user data (e.g. personal information, IP address, etc.) is processed by Facebook Ireland Ltd. as the operator of the platform in the EU.
This user data is used for statistical information about the use of our company presence on Facebook. Facebook Ireland Ltd. uses this data for market research and advertising purposes and to create profiles of users. On the basis of these profiles, it is possible for Facebook Ireland Ltd., for example, to advertise users within and outside of Facebook based on their interests. If the user is logged into his account on Facebook at the time of the call, Facebook Ireland Ltd. can also link the data with the respective user account.
In the event that the user contacts us via Facebook, the personal data entered by the user on this occasion will be used to process the request. The user’s data will be deleted from our system as soon as the user’s inquiry has been conclusively answered and there are no legal storage obligations, e.g. for the subsequent processing of a contract, to the contrary.
Cookies may also be set by Facebook Ireland Ltd. to process the data.
If the user does not agree to this processing, it is possible to prevent the installation of cookies by setting the browser accordingly. Cookies that have already been saved can also be deleted at any time. The settings for this depend on the browser. In the case of Flash cookies, processing cannot be prevented via the browser settings, but by the corresponding setting of the Flash player. If the user prevents or restricts the installation of cookies, this may mean that not all functions of Facebook can be fully used.
For more details on processing activities, how to stop them, and how to erase the data processed by Facebook, please refer to Facebook’s Data Policy:
It is not excluded that processing by Facebook Ireland Ltd. also takes place via Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025 in the USA.
Linking social media via graphic or text link
We also promote presences on our website on the social networks listed below. The integration is done via a linked graphic of the respective network. The use of this linked graphic prevents the automatic establishment of a connection to the respective server of the social network when calling up a website that has a social media application, in order to display a graphic of the respective network itself. Only by clicking on the corresponding graphic is the user redirected to the service of the respective social network.
After the user is redirected, information about the user is collected by the respective network. It cannot be ruled out that the data collected in this way will be processed in the USA.
This is initially data such as IP address, date, time and page visited. If the user is logged into his user account of the respective network during this time, the network operator may be able to assign the collected information of the specific visit of the user to the personal account of the user. If the user interacts via a “Share” button of the respective network, this information may be stored in the user’s personal user account and may be published. If the user wants to prevent the collected information from being directly assigned to his user account, he must log out before clicking on the graphic. In addition, it is possible to configure the respective user account accordingly.
The following social networks are integrated into our site by linking:
Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, a subsidiary of Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.
Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA
We use YouTube on our website. This is a video portal of YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, hereinafter referred to as “YouTube”.
YouTube is a subsidiary of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.
We use YouTube in connection with the “Enhanced Privacy Mode” function to show you videos. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the quality improvement of our Internet presence. According to YouTube, the “Enhanced Privacy Mode” function means that the data described in more detail below is only transmitted to YouTube’s server when you actually start a video.
Without this “Enhanced Privacy”, a connection to the YouTube server in the USA is established as soon as you call up one of our Internet pages on which a YouTube video is embedded.
This connection is necessary in order to be able to display the respective video on our website via your Internet browser. In the course of this, YouTube will at least record and process your IP address, the date and time, and the website you visited. In addition, a connection to Google’s advertising network “DoubleClick” is established.
If you are logged into YouTube at the same time, YouTube assigns the connection information to your YouTube account. If you want to prevent this, you must either log out of YouTube before visiting our website or make the appropriate settings in your YouTube user account.
For the purpose of functionality as well as for the analysis of user behavior, YouTube permanently stores cookies on your end device via your Internet browser. If you do not agree with this processing, you have the option to prevent the storage of cookies by a setting in your Internet browser. You can find more information on this above under “Cookies”.
Google provides further information on the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in this regard in the data protection notices available at https://policies.google.com/privacy.