Data privacy statement
The operators of these web pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and all other relevant data protection regulations as well as this data privacy statement.
The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. As far as personal data (for example name, address or email addresses) are collected on our web pages, this occurs, as far as possible, always on a voluntary basis. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent. No storage of personal data on servers outside of the EU takes place.
Please note that data transmission over the internet (for example, when communicating via email) may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.
Data controller, data protection officer
Responsible for the data processing within the meaning of the GDPR, the BDSG and other data protection regulations (“data controller”) is:
Gerg Lighthouse GmbH
Phone: +49 8093 606 96-0
The data protection officer of the data controller is Mr. Marco Tscherner, whom you can reach by mail at the above postal address or by email at the following address: marco.tscherner(at)gerglighthouse.de
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data in this case is the consent given by you in conjunction with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.
Collection and storage of general data (server log files)
The provider of the web pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
– Browser type / browser version
– Operating system used
– Client version
– Destination domain or the sub-websites, which are accessed via an accessing system on our website
– The website from which an accessing system arrives on our website (so-called Referrer URL)
– Host name, IP address and internet service provider of the accessing system
– Method of access
– Date and time of the server request
These data are not attributable to specific persons. A combination of these data with other data sources will not be made and no conclusions will be drawn on the data subjects. Rather, these data are required in order to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) to optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it, (3) to ensure the long-term functioning of our IT systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide authorities and courts in the event of a cyberattack with the information necessary for law enforcement and danger defense, as well as for the pursuit of our legitimate interests and civil claims. These anonymously collected data and information are therefore evaluated by us only with the aim to increase the data privacy protection and data security in our company.
We reserve the right to check those data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific indications for an illegal use. Incidentally, the data will be erased at the latest after 14 calendar days.
Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage or as provided for by the GDPR or another data protection regulation governing the controller.
If the storage purpose is no longer applicable or if a storage period prescribed by the GDPR or another applicable provision expires, the personal data will be blocked or erased as a matter of routine and in accordance with the statutory provisions.
Rights of data subjects
Any person affected by the processing of personal data (hereinafter the “data subject”) has the following rights granted by the GDPR:
a) Right to confirmation
Each data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed.
b) Right to information
Each data subject shall have the right at any time to receive free-of-charge information from the controller for the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the data subject may request information about the following:
– the purposes of the processing;
– the categories of personal data which are processed;
– the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in¬† particular recipients in third countries or international organizations;
– where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
– the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or the right to object to such processing;
– the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
– where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
– the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.
In addition, the data subject shall have the right to be informed as to whether personal data has been transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. If that is the case, then the data subject shall have the right to obtain information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.
c) Right to rectification
Each data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
d) Right to erasure
Each data subject shall have the right to require the controller to immediately erase the personal data concerning him or her, provided that one of the following reasons is satisfied and the processing is not required:
– the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
– the data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6 (1) GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9 (2) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing;
– the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (2) GDPR;
– the personal data have been unlawfully processed;
– the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject;
– the personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8 (1) GDPR.
If the personal data have been made public by us and if our company as the data controller pursuant to Article 17 (1) GDPR is obliged to erase the personal data, we shall take reasonable steps, including technical ones, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to notify other controllers which are processing the published personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such other controllers of any links to, or copies or replications of, those personal data to the extent that the processing is not required.
e) Right to restriction of processing
Each data subject shall have the right to demand from the controller the restriction of processing where one of the following conditions applies:
– the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
– the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead;
– the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims;
– the data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
f) Right to data portability
Each data subject shall be entitled to receive the personal data concerning him or her which have been provided by the data subject to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. The data subject also has the right to transmit these data to another controller without hindrance by the controller to whom the personal data were provided, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Art. 9 (2) a) GDPR or on the basis of a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, unless the processing is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability under Article 20 (1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible, and if the rights and freedoms of others are not adversely affected hereby.
g) Right to object
Each data subject shall have the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6 (1) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.
We shall no longer process the personal data unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
Where personal data are processed by us for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Where the data subject objects to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data shall no longer be processed by us for such purposes.
In addition, where personal data are processed by us for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 (1) GDPR, the data subject, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, shall have the right to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, the data subject may exercise his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
Each data subject shall have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, unless the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller; or (2) is authorized by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject‚Äôs rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or (3) is based on the data subject‚Äôs explicit consent.
If the decision (1) is required for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller or (2) if it is done with the express consent of the data subject, appropriate action will be taken by us to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the controller, to express his or her own position and to contest the decision.
i) Right to revoke a data protection consent
Each data subject shall have the right to revoke any consent given to the processing of personal data at any time, without stating reasons, in whole or in part with effect for the future.
The revocation shall not affect the lawfulness of the data processing carried out prior to receipt of the revocation on the basis of the given consent.
The revocation may be made in any manner permitted by law for the transmission of declarations, in particular by post, by fax or by email to the above-mentioned contact details of the data controller.
Assertion of rights, supervisory authority
If the data subject wishes to assert one or more of the aforementioned rights, he or she may at any time contact our data protection officer or another employee of the data controller.
You also have the option to contact a data protection supervisory authority with information or complaints.
The data protection supervisory authority responsible for us is: Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision (BayLDA), Promenade 27, 91522 Ansbach.
This website uses the open source web analysis service Matomo.
With the help of Matomo we are able to collect data about the use of our and analyze website visitors. This enables us, among other things, to find out when which page views were made and from which region they come. We also collect various Log files (e.g. IP address, referrer, browser and operating system) and can measure whether our website visitors perform certain actions (e.g. clicks, purchases, etc.).
This analysis tool is used on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize the website and its advertising. If a corresponding consent is requested processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR and Article 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar as consent is given to the storage of cookies or access to information in the end device of the user (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. Consent is revocable at any time.
When analyzing with Matomo, we use IP anonymization. Here, your IP address is shortened before the analysis so that it can no longer be clearly assigned to you.
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