Privacy policy

1) Information on the collection of personal data and contact details of the data controller

1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. In the following we inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data is any data with which you can be personally identified.

1.2 The controller of data processing on this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) is MWS Schneidwerkzeuge GmbH & Co KG, An der Asbacher Str. 5, 98574 Schmalkalden, Germany, Tel.: 0 36 83 - 64 22 90, e-mail: info@mulchmaster.de. The controller of personal data is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

1.3 The responsible party has appointed a data protection officer, who can be contacted as follows: "Mr. Uwe Warrich, Mendritzki Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Obere Stahlindustrie 4, 44793 Bochum, +49 234 68749-48, u.warrich@mendritzki.de".

1.4 For security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or enquiries to the person responsible), this website uses an SSL or SSL protocol. TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the string "https://" and the lock symbol in your browser bar.

2) Data collection when visiting our website

In the case of merely informative use of our website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect data that your browser transmits 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 to you:

  • Our visited website
  • Date and time at the time of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you reached the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used (if applicable: in anonymised form)

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files subsequently if there are concrete indications of illegal use.

3) Hosting & Content Delivery Network

Sucuri
On our website we use the Content Delivery Network ("CDN") "Sucuri" of the technology service provider GoDaddy Media Temple Inc, 12130 Millennium Drive, Suite 300, Playa Vista, CA 90094, USA ("Sucuri"). A content delivery network is an online service that is used to deliver large media files (such as graphics, page content or scripts) through a network of regionally distributed servers connected via the Internet. The use of Fastly's Content Delivery Network helps us to optimize the loading speeds of our website.
The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in a secure and efficient provision, as well as improvement of the stability and functionality of our website. At the same time, Sucuri protects the website and associated IT infrastructure from unauthorized third-party access, cyber-attacks, and viruses and malware. Sucuri collects users' IP addresses and, where applicable, other information about their behaviour on our website (in particular, URLs accessed and header information) in order to identify and prevent illegitimate page access and threats. This compares the captured IP address with a list of known attackers. If the captured IP address is identified as a security risk, Sucuri can automatically block it from accessing the site. The information collected in this way is transferred to a Sucuri server in the USA and stored there. Sucuri relies on the standard data protection clauses according to Art. 46 sentence 2 lit. c DSGVO as the legal basis for the transfer of data to the USA.
The described data processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interests in protecting the website from harmful cyber-attacks and in maintaining structural and data integrity and security. We have entered into an order processing agreement with Sucuri (Data Processing Addendum, viewable at https://sucuri.net/dpa/), which obligates Sucuri to protect the data of our site visitors and not to disclose it to third parties.
For more information, please see Sucuri's privacy policy at: https://sucuri.net/privacy/

4) Cookies

In order to make your visit to our website more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use cookies, i.e. small text files that are stored on your terminal device. In some cases, these cookies are automatically deleted after the browser is closed (so-called "session cookies"), in other cases, these cookies remain on your terminal device for longer and allow page settings to be saved (so-called "persistent cookies"). In the latter case, you can find the storage period in the overview of the cookie settings of your web browser.
Insofar as personal data are also processed by individual cookies used by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO either for the execution of the contract, according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO in the case of a given consent or according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO to protect our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and effective design of the site visit.
You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general.
Please note that if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.

5) Contacting

When contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), personal data is processed - exclusively for the purpose of processing and responding to your request and only to the extent necessary for this purpose. The legal basis for the processing of this data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If your contact is aimed at a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Your data will be deleted when it is clear from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and provided that there are no statutory retention obligations to the contrary.

6) Data processing when opening a customer account

According to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, personal data will continue to be collected and processed to the extent necessary in each case if you provide us with this information when opening a customer account. The data required for opening an account can be found in the input mask of the corresponding form on our website. A deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done by sending a message to the above mentioned address of the responsible person. After deletion of your customer account, your data will be deleted, provided that all contracts concluded via it have been fully processed, no legal retention periods are opposed and no legitimate interest on our part in the continued storage exists.

7) Use of customer data for direct marketing purposes

7.1 Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter

If you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter, we will send you regular information about our offers. The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. The provision of further data is voluntary and will be used to address you personally. For the newsletter dispatch, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure, which ensures that you will only receive newsletters if you have expressly confirmed your consent to receive the newsletter by clicking on a verification link sent to the specified e-mail address.

By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent for the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. In doing so, we store your IP address entered by your Internet service provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to track any possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later date. The data we collect when you register for the newsletter is used strictly for the intended purpose. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the link provided for this purpose in the newsletter or by sending a corresponding message to the responsible person named at the beginning. After unsubscribing, your e-mail address will be deleted from our newsletter distribution list immediately, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use your data for any other purpose that is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.

7.2 Sending the e-mail newsletter to existing customers

If you have provided us with your email address when purchasing goods or services, we reserve the right to periodically email you offers for goods or services similar to those you have already purchased from our product line. For this purpose, we must, in accordance with § 7 para. 3 UWG, we do not need to obtain separate consent from you. In this respect, the data processing is carried out solely on the basis of our legitimate interest in personalized direct advertising pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If you have initially objected to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose, we will not send you any e-mail. You are entitled to object to the use of your e-mail address for the aforementioned advertising purpose at any time with effect for the future by notifying the responsible person named at the beginning. You will only incur transmission costs in accordance with the prime rates. Upon receipt of your objection, the use of your e-mail address for advertising purposes will cease immediately.

7.3 - Newsletter dispatch via rapidmail
Our e-mail newsletter is sent via the technical service provider rapidmail GmbH, Augustinerplatz 2, 79098 Freiburg ("rapidmail "), to whom we pass on the data you provided when registering for the newsletter. This disclosure is made in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and serves our legitimate interest in the use of an effective advertising, secure and user-friendly newsletter system. The data entered by you for the purpose of receiving the newsletter (e.g. e-mail address) will be stored on the servers of rapidmail in Germany.
rapidmail uses this information for the dispatch and statistical evaluation of the newsletter on our behalf. For evaluation purposes, the e-mails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which are single-pixel image files stored on our website. This makes it possible to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links, if any, have been clicked on. With the help of so-called conversion tracking, it can also be analysed whether a predefined action (e.g. purchase of a product on our website) has taken place after clicking on the link in the newsletter. In addition, technical information is collected (e.g. time of access, IP address, browser type and operating system). The data is collected exclusively pseudonymously and is not linked to your other personal data, a direct personal reference is excluded. This data is used exclusively for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.
If you wish to object to the data analysis for statistical evaluation purposes, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter.
We have concluded an order processing contract with rapidmail in which we oblige rapidmail to protect the data of our customers and not to pass them on to third parties.
For more information on rapidmail's data protection, please refer to rapidmail's privacy policy: https://www.rapidmail.de/datenschutz

8) Data processing for order handling

8.1 As far as necessary for the execution of the contract for delivery and payment purposes, the personal data collected by us will be processed in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO to the contracted transport company and the contracted credit institution.

Insofar as we owe you updates for goods with digital elements or for digital products on the basis of a corresponding contract, we process the contact data (name, address, e-mail address) provided by you when placing the order in order to inform you within the scope of our statutory information obligations pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c DSGVO by appropriate means of communication (e.g. by mail or e-mail) about upcoming updates in person within the period provided for by law. Your contact data will be used strictly for the purpose of notifying you of updates owed by us and will be processed by us for this purpose only insofar as this is necessary for the respective information.

In order to process your order, we also work together with the following service provider(s), who support us in whole or in part in the execution of concluded contracts. Certain personal data is transferred to these service providers in accordance with the following information.

8.2 Transfer of personal data to shipping service providers

- German Post
If the goods are delivered by Deutsche Post (Deutsche Post AG, Charles-de-Gaulle-Straße 20, 53113 Bonn), we will disclose your e-mail address in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO before the delivery of the goods for the purpose of coordinating a delivery date or for delivery notification to Deutsche Post, provided that you have given your express consent to this in the ordering process. Otherwise, for the purpose of delivery in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO only the name of the recipient and the delivery address to Deutsche Post. The information is only passed on insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. In this case, prior coordination of the delivery date with Deutsche Post or notification of delivery is not possible.
The consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future vis-à-vis the responsible person named above or vis-à-vis Deutsche Post.
- DHL
If the goods are delivered by the transport service provider DHL (DHL Paket GmbH, Sträßchensweg 10, 53113 Bonn), we will disclose your e-mail address in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO before the delivery of the goods for the purpose of coordinating a delivery date or for delivery notification to DHL, provided that you have given your express consent in the ordering process. Otherwise, for the purpose of delivery in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO only the name of the recipient and the delivery address to DHL. The information is only passed on insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. In this case, a prior coordination of the delivery date with DHL or the delivery notice is not possible.
The consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future vis-à-vis the responsible person named above or vis-à-vis the transport service provider DHL.

8.3 Use of payment service providers (payment services)

- Klarna
If you select a Klarna payment service, payment processing will be carried out by Klarna Bank AB (publ), https://www.klarna.com/de/, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden (hereinafter "Klarna"). In order to enable the processing of the payment, your personal data (first and last name, street, house number, postal code, city, gender, e-mail address, telephone number and IP address, if necessary also the date of birth and your bank details) as well as data related to the order (e.g. invoice amount, article, delivery type) will be forwarded to Klarna for the purpose of identity and credit checks, provided that you have consented to this in accordance with Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. a DSGVO expressly consented to in the context of the ordering process. You can find out which credit agencies your data may be forwarded to here:
https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/en_en/credit_rating_agencies
The credit report may contain probability values (so-called score values). Insofar as score values are included in the result of the credit report, they have their basis in a scientifically recognised mathematical-statistical procedure. The calculation of the score values includes, but is not limited to, address data. Klarna uses the information received about the statistical probability of a payment default for a weighed decision about the establishment, implementation or termination of the contractual relationship.
You can withdraw your consent at any time by sending a message to the data controller or to Klarna. However, Klarna may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary to process the payment in accordance with the contract.
Your personal information will be processed in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations and as specified in Klarna's Privacy Policy for Data Subjects Located in Germany https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/en_en/privacy
or for affected persons domiciled in Austria https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/en_at/privacy
treated.
- Paypal
When paying via PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or - if offered - "purchase on account" or "payment by instalments" via PayPal, we pass on your payment data to PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter "PayPal") as part of the payment processing. The transfer takes place in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO and only insofar as this is necessary for the payment processing.
PayPal reserves the right to conduct a credit check for the payment methods credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or - if offered - "purchase on account" or "payment by installments" via PayPal. For this purpose, your payment data may be processed in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of PayPal's legitimate interest in determining your ability to pay. PayPal uses the result of the credit check in terms of the statistical probability of non-payment for the purpose of deciding whether to provide the respective payment method. The credit report may contain probability values (so-called score values). Insofar as score values are included in the result of the credit report, they have their basis in a scientifically recognised mathematical-statistical procedure. The calculation of the score values includes, but is not limited to, address data. For further information on data protection law, including information on the credit agencies used, please refer to PayPal's data protection declaration: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to PayPal. However, PayPal may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for the contractual processing of payments.

9) Web analytics services

Google (Universal) Analytics
This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). Google (Universal) Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States and other countries. in the United States.
This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics exclusively with the extension "_anonymizeIp()", which ensures anonymization of the IP address by shortening and excludes a direct personal reference. By extension, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google LLC. server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google (Universal) Analytics is not merged with other Google data.
Google Analytics also enables the creation of statistics with statements about age, gender and interests of the site visitors on the basis of an evaluation of interest-based advertising and with the inclusion of third-party information via a special function, the so-called "demographic characteristics". This allows the definition and differentiation of user groups of the website for the purpose of the target group-optimized alignment of marketing measures. However, records collected via the "demographic characteristics" cannot be assigned to a specific person.
Details on the processing triggered by Google Analytics and Google's handling of data from websites can be found here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites
All processing described above, in particular the setting of Google Analytics cookies for the reading of information on the end device used, will only be carried out if you have given us your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO have given your express consent to this. Without this consent, Google Analytics will not be used during your visit to the site.
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, please deactivate this service in the "cookie consent tool" provided on the website. We have concluded an order processing agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics, which obliges Google to protect the data of our site visitors and not to pass it on to third parties.
For the transfer of data from the EU to the USA, Google refers to so-called standard data protection clauses of the European Commission, which are intended to ensure compliance with the European level of data protection in the USA.
Further information on Google (Universal) Analytics can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de

10) Page functionalities

10.1 Use of Youtube videos
This website uses the Youtube embedding function to display and play videos from the provider "Youtube", which belongs to Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google").
Here, the extended data protection mode is used, which, according to the provider, only triggers the storage of user information when the video(s) is/are played. If the playback of embedded Youtube videos is started, the provider "Youtube" uses cookies to collect information about user behaviour. According to information from "Youtube", these are used, among other things, to collect video statistics, to improve the user experience and to prevent abusive behaviour. If you are logged in to Google, your data is directly assigned to your account when you click on a video. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact YouTube to exercise this right. Within the scope of using Youtube, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. in the United States.
Independently of a playback of the embedded videos, a connection to the Google network is established each time this website is called up, which may trigger further data processing operations without our influence.
All processing described above, in particular the reading of information on the end device used via the tracking pixel, will only be carried out if you give us permission in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO have given your express consent to this. Without this consent, Youtube videos will not be used during your visit to the site.
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, please disable this service in the "Cookie Consent Tool" provided on the Website through alternative means communicated to you on the Website.
For further information on data protection at "Youtube", please refer to the Youtube terms of use at https://www.youtube.com/static?template=terms and in Google's privacy policy at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

10.2 - Adobe Fonts (Typekit)
This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Adobe Systems Incorporated, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704, USA ("Adobe") for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Adobe's servers. This may also involve the transmission of personal data to Adobe servers in the United States. In this way, Adobe learns that your IP address has been used to access our website.
The processing of personal data in the course of establishing a connection with the provider of the fonts will only be carried out if you have given us your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO have given your express consent to this. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by deactivating this service in the "Cookie Consent Tool" provided on the website. If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.
For more information about Adobe Fonts, visit https://fonts.adobe.com/ and read Adobe's privacy policy: https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy.html
- Google Web Fonts
This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google") for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google's servers. This may also involve the transmission of personal data to the servers of Google LLC. in the United States. In this way, Google learns that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The processing of personal data in the course of establishing a connection with the provider of the fonts will only be carried out if you have given us your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO have given your express consent to this. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by deactivating this service in the "Cookie Consent Tool" provided on the website. If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.
For more information on Google Web Fonts, please visit https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and see Google's privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

11) Tools and other

- Google Maps
On our website we use Google Maps (API) from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). Google Maps is a web service for displaying interactive (land) maps to visually represent geographic information. By using this service you will be shown our location and a possible journey will be made easier.
Already when calling up those sub-pages in which the map of Google Maps is integrated, information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is transmitted to servers of Google and stored there; this may also result in a transmission to the servers of Google LLC. in the United States. This is done regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether a user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want the assignment with your profile at Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data (even for users who are not logged in) as usage profiles and evaluates them. The collection, storage and evaluation are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of Google's legitimate interest in the display of personalised advertising, market research and/or the needs-based design of Google websites. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and to exercise this right you must contact Google. If you do not agree with the future transmission of your data to Google in the context of the use of Google Maps, there is also the possibility to completely deactivate the web service of Google Maps by turning off the application JavaScript in your browser. Google Maps and thus the map display on this website can then not be used.
You can read Google's terms of use at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/terms/regional.html see the additional terms of use for Google Maps at https://www.google.com/intl/de_US/help/terms_maps.html
Detailed information on data protection in connection with the use of Google Maps can be found on the Google website ("Google Privacy Policy"): https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/
As far as legally necessary, we have your consent to the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO obtained. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your right of revocation, please follow the procedure described above for making an objection.

12) Rights of the data subject

12.1 The applicable data protection law grants you the following data subject rights (rights of access and intervention) vis-à-vis the controller with regard to the processing of your personal data, whereby reference is made to the stated legal basis for the respective exercise prerequisites:

  • Right to information according to Art. 15 DSGVO;
  • Right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 DSGVO;
  • Right to erasure pursuant to Art. 17 DSGVO;
  • Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 DSGVO;
  • Right to information pursuant to Art. 19 GDPR;
  • Right to data portability according to Art. 20 DSGVO;
  • Right to revoke consent given in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR;
  • Right to lodge a complaint pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR.

12.2 RIGHT OF OBJECTION

IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF A BALANCING OF INTERESTS ON THE BASIS OF OUR OVERRIDING LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE ON GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION.
IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO FURTHER PROCESSING IF WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR PROCESSING WHICH OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSERTING, EXERCISING OR DEFENDING LEGAL CLAIMS.

IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR SUCH MARKETING. YOU MAY EXERCISE THE OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES.

13) Duration of the storage of personal data

The duration of the storage of personal data is determined on the basis of the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and - if relevant - additionally on the basis of the respective statutory retention period (e.g. retention periods under commercial and tax law).

When processing personal data on the basis of explicit consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO, this data is stored until the data subject revokes his/her consent.

If there are legal retention periods for data that are required in the context of legal transactions or obligations similar to legal transactions on the basis of Art. 6 (6) of the German Data Protection Act, the data must be retained. 1 lit. b DSGVO, this data is routinely deleted after expiry of the retention periods, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfilment of the contract or the initiation of the contract and/or there is no justified interest on our part in the continued storage.

When processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his or her right to object pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

When processing personal data for the purpose of direct marketing on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his or her right to object pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR.

Moreover, unless otherwise specified in the other information on specific processing situations in this statement, stored personal data are deleted when they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.