1. Data protection at a glance
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the collection of data on this website?
The website operator is responsible for the processing of data on this website. Please refer to the Site notice page (German language) for the website operator’s contact details.
How do we collect your data?
One the one hand, your data is collected if you provide us with it. For example, this could be data that you enter into a contact form.
Other data is captured automatically by our IT systems when you visit our website. This is predominantly technical information (for example internet browser, operating system and the time the page was requested). This information is captured automatically as soon as you visit our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of this data is collected in order to ensure the website is presented without errors. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have in respect of your data?
At all times, you have the right to receive, free of charge, information on the origin and recipient of your stored personal data, as well as on the purpose it is used for. You also have the right to demand that this data be corrected, blocked or deleted. In order to exercise this right, or if you have any other questions on the topic of data protection, please contact us using the information on the Site notice page. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible regulatory authority.
Analysis tools and other third party tools
When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically analysed. This occurs predominantly using cookies and analysis programs. This analysis of your surfing behaviour generally occurs anonymously. The surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you.
2. General information and mandatory information
We would like to point out that transfer of data via the internet (such as for example communication by email) can be subject to security holes. It is not possible to guarantee that this data cannot be accessed by third parties.
Information on the responsible authority
The responsible authority for this website is:
The responsible authority is the individual person or legal entity who, either alone or together with others, decides on the purpose of processing personal data (for example names and email addresses etc) and the method it is processed by.
Revoking your consent for data processing
Many data protection operations are only possibly with your explicit consent. You can revoke permission previously granted at any time. To do so, simply state this in an email. The legality of the data processing that occurrs up to the point you revoke your consent remains unaffected by this revocation.
Right to object to data collection in particular circumstances, as well as to direct marketing (GDPR Article 21)
If your personal data is used for direct marketing purposes, you have the right at all times to lodge an objection to your personal data being processed for the purposes of this type of marketing. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is linked to such direct marketing. If you lodge an objection, your personal data will then no longer be used for direct marketing purposes (objection as set out in Article 21, Paragraph 2, GDPR).
Right to appeal to the responsible regulatory authority
In the event of a breach of the GDPR, the affected party has the right to appeal to a regulatory authority, in particular in the member state where you usually reside, in which your workplace is located or the where the suspected breach took place. This right to appeal is unaffected by any other adminstrative or legal remedies.
Right to data portability
You have the right to receive, or for third parties to receive, the data that we process using automated processes on the basis of your consent to do so, or for us to fulfil a contract. This must be made available in a common machine-readable format. Should you demand that the data is transferred directly to your representative, this only occurs insofar as this is technically possible.
For security reasons, and in order to protect the transmission of confidential data, such as for example orders or enquiries, which you send us in our function as website operator, this website uses SSL/TLS encryption. You can recognise a secure connection by the fact that ‘https’ appears in the browser’s address bar instead of ‘http’, and by the padlock icon in your browser bar.
When SSL/TLS are activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion and correction
As part of the applicable legal regulations, you have at all times the right to free-of-charge information on your stored personal data, its source and recipient and the purpose for which the data is processed, and where applicable the right for this data to be corrected, blocked or deleted. For more information, or if you have any other questions on personal data, you can contact us using the details given in the Site notice page (German language).
Right to restrict processing
You have the right to demand that processing of your personal data is restricted. To do so, you can contact us at any time using the contact details given on the Site notice page (German language). You have a right to restrict processing in the following cases:
- If you dispute the accuracy of the personal data we store, we generally need time to check this. For the duration of this inspection, you have the right to demand that processing of your personal data is restricted.
- If processing of your personal data occurred/occurs illegally, you can demand that data processing is restricted rather than the data being deleted.
- If we no longer require your personal data, but if you however require it for exercising, defending or asserting legal claims, you have the right to restrict processing of your personal data rather than it being deleted.
- If you lodge an objection in accordance with Article 21, Section 1 GDPR, consideration must be made of your interests and ours. As long as cannot be determined whose interests take precedence, you have the right to demand that processing of your personal data is restricted.
If you have placed a restriction on the processing of your personal data, this data can only be processed – apart from storing it – with your permission, or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, to protect the rights of an individual person or legal entity or for reasons relating to an important public interest of the European Union or one of its member states.
Objection to advertising emails
We hereby object to the use of the contact details provided as part of the German legal requirement to provide a site legal notice page for the sending of unsolicited advertising and informational materials. The operator of this website expressely reserves the right to take legal action in the event that unsolicited advertising information, such as in spam emails, is sent.
3. Data collection on our website
This website makes use of ‘cookies’. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our web presence more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or device and which your browser saves.
The majority of the cookies we use are so-called ‘session cookies’. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed before cookes are stored, so that you can either enable them on a case-by-case basis, decline them in certain cases or decline them altogether, or have cookies automatically deleted when you close your browser. If cookies are deactivated, this website’s functionality can be restricted.
Server log files
The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser automatically transfers to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the computer accessing the website
- Time the server request was made
- IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
This information is collected on the basis of Article 6, Paragraph 1, section f, GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in ensuring his website is presented without technical problems and in optimising it – the recording of server logs files is required for this.
If you send us enquiries using the contact form, we will save the details you provide in the contact form, including the contact details you provide, for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry and for the event of any follow-up enquiries. We will not pass this data to other parties without your permission.
Processing of the data you enter into the contact form therefore occurs solely on the basis of your permission having been granted (Article 6, Paragraph 1, section a, GDPR). You can revoke this permission at any time. To do so, simply state this in an email. The legality of the data processing procedure that occurs up to the point you revoke your consent remains unaffected by this revocation.
We retain the data you enter into the contact form until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent for us to store it, or the purpose for storing the data is no longer applicable (for example, after processing of your enquiry has been completed). Mandatory legal provisions – especially those regarding data retention periods – remain unaffected.
Enquiries by email
If you contact us by email, we will store and process your enquiry, including the personal information contained within it (name, enquiry), for the purpose of dealing with your matter. We will not pass this data to other parties without your permission.
Processing of this data occurs on the basis of Article 6, Paragraph 1, section b, GDPR insofar as your enquiry relates to the fulfilment of a contract or is required for performing contractual duties. In all remaining cases, processing occurs on the basis of your consent having been granted (Article 6, Paragraph 1, section a, GDPR and/or on the basis of our legitimate interests (Article 6, Paragraph 1, section f, GDPR, because we have a legitimate interest in being able to effectively process enquires that are sent to us.
We retain the data you send to us as part of contact enquiries until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent for us to store it, or the purpose for storing the data is no longer applicable (for example, after processing of your enquiry has been completed). Mandatory legal provisions – especially those regarding statutory data retention periods – remain unaffected.
4. Social media
Facebook plugins (‘Like’ and ‘Share’ buttons)
Integrated into our website are plugins from the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). You can recognise Facebook plugins on our website by the Facebook logo or the ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ buttons. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here:https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en.
If you do not wish Facebook to know that you have visited our website, please first log out of your Facebook account.
The Facebook plugins are used on the basis of Article 6, Paragraph 1, section f, GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in ensuring that visibility on social media is as extensive as possible.
Use of the Twitter plugin occurs on the basis of Article 6, Paragraph 1, section f, GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in ensuring that visibility on social media is as extensive as possible.
You can change your Twitter data protection settings in your account settings: https://twitter.com/account/settings.
5. Plugins and tools
Google Analytics This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis tool provided by Google Inc. (‘Google’).
Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’; small text files that are saved on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website to be carried out. The information about your use of this website that is created by the cookie (including your IP address) is transferred to Google’s servers in the USA, where it is then stored. Google uses this information to analyse your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activity for the site operator, and to provide services related to website usage and internet usage. Google may also possibly pass this information to third parties, provided that such a transfer is permitted by law or the data is being processed on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google link your IP address to other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being saved by making the necessary adjustments in your browser software. However, we would like to make you aware that it is possible that not all of this website’s features may then work in their entirety. By using this website, you declare that you agree to Google processing the data collected about you in the manner previously described and for the previously stated purpose. At any time, you can request that your data is not collected and stored. This takes future effect. In light of the discussion about the use of analysis tools with complete IP addresses, we would like to make you aware that this website uses Google Analytics with the ‘_anonymizeIp()’ extension, and therefore IP addresses will only be processed in shortened form, which prevents direct linking to particular individuals.
Our website uses Google reCAPTCHA (hereafter: reCAPTCHA). This is provided by Google Ireland Limited (‘Google’), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether data entered into our website (for example, in a contact form), has been entered by a person or an automated program. To do so, reCAPTCHA analyses the website visitor’s behaviour against a number of characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the visitor visits the website. For the purpose of this analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (such as for example IP address, length of time the website visitor spends on the website or the mouse movements the user makes). The data recorded as part of this analysis is transferred to Google.
These reCAPTCHA analyses occur entirely in the background. Website visitors are not notified that an analysis is being carried out.
Data processing occurs on the basis of Article 6, Paragraph 1, section f, GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting his web presence from improper automated spying and from spam.
Also integrated into this website are audio files from the Bandcamp platform (Bandcamp Inc., 178 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA).
(Adapted and translated by the website operator. The translation is only intended to serve as a guide. Only the German version is legally valid.)