Privacy Policy

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

1.1 Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest. In the following, we will explain to you how we handle your personal data when you use our website. Personal data are all data which may be used to identify you as a person.

1.2 The data processing controller for this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Auerswald GmbH & Co. KG, Vor den Grashöfen 1, 38162 Cremlingen, Germany, Tel.: +49 (53 06) 92 00-0, Fax: +49 (53 06) 92 00-99, e-mail: info@auerswald.de. The personal data processing controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines purposes and means of processing personal data.

1.3 The controller has designated a data protection officer for this website. He can be reached as follows: "Datenschutzbeauftragter, Vor den Grashöfen 1, 38162 Cremlingen, +49 5306 9200-334, datenschutz@auerswald.de"

1.4 For security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or inquiries with the controller), this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. An encrypted connection is identified by using the string "https://" and the lock symbol in your browser bar.

2) Data collection when visiting our website

If you use our website for informational purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information, we collect only the data sent by your browser to our server (so-called "server log files"). When you visit our website, we collect the following data, which are technically required to display the website:

  • our website visited
  • date and time of access
  • data quantity sent in bytes
  • source/reference from which you reached the page
  • browser used
  • operating system used
  • IP address used (possibly rendered anonymous)

Processing is carried out in accordance with point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving stability and functionality of our website. The data are not disclosed or used in any other way. However, we retain the right to subsequently check the server log files in the event concrete indications of unlawful use.

3) Cookies

To attractively design visits to our website and to allow for using certain functions, on various pages, we use so-called cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your end device. Some of these cookies will be deleted again once your browser session has ended, thus after you have closed your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies will remain on your end device and enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit (so-called persistent cookies). Placed cookies collect and process certain user information to an individual extent, including browser and location data as well as IP addresses. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie.

Insofar as personal data are also processed by individual cookies implemented by us, such processing is carried out pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR to either execute the contract or pursuant to point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, to protect our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website as well as in a customer-friendly and effective design of visits to our website.

We may collaborate with advertising partners who help us to make our website more interesting for you. When you visit our website, cookies from partner companies (third-party cookies) will also be stored on your hard drive for this purpose. If we collaborate with said advertising partners, you will be notified individually and separately within the following paragraphs about the use of such cookies and about the scope of the respective information collected.

Please note that you can set your browser in such a way that you are notified about the placing of cookies and can decide individually whether to accept them or to exclude acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. For the respective browsers, you can find these under the following links:

Internet Explorer:http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=de&hlrm=en&answer=95647
Safari: https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/de/cookies.html

Please note that if your do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.

4) Contact

When you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), personal data will be collected. The data collected when using a contact form are indicated in the respective contact form. Such data are stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing such data is our legitimate interest in answering your request pursuant to point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. If you contact us with the intention to conclude a contract, an additional legal basis of processing is point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR. Your data will be deleted once the processing of your request has been completed. This is the case if the circumstances indicate that the matter concerned has been clarified conclusively and as long as no statutory retention obligations apply to the contrary.

5) Comment function

As part of the comment function on this website, in addition to your comment, information about the time the comment was created and the commentator name selected by you will be saved and published on this website. Your IP address will also be logged and saved. The IP address is stored for security reasons and in the event that the data subject makes a comment that violates third-party rights or unlawful illegal content. We require your e-mail address in order to contact you in case a third party objects to your published content as being unlawful. The legal basis for storing your data is point (b) and (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. We retain the right to delete comments if they are challenged by third parties as being unlawful.

6) Use of customer data for direct advertising

6.1 Subscribing to our e-mail newsletter
If you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter, we will send you regular information about our offers. Only your e-mail address is required for sending the newsletter. The provision of further data is voluntary and is used to be able to address you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for sending the newsletter. This means that we will send you an e-mail newsletter only once you have expressly confirmed that you consent to receiving newsletters. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail, asking you to click on a corresponding link to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter in the future. By activating the confirmation link, you consent to our use of your personal data pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR. When you subscribe to the newsletter, we will save your IP address entered by your internet service provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration so as to be able to trace possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later date. The data collected by us when you subscribe to the newsletter will be used exclusively for the purpose of advertising by way of the newsletter. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by using the relevant provided link in the newsletter or by sending a message to the controller indicated above. After you have unsubscribed, your e-mail address will be deleted from our newsletter distribution list without undue, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or if we retain the right to continue use in a manner permitted by law, which we explain to you of in this Policy.

6.2 Advertising by letter post
Based on our justified interest in personalized direct advertising, we retain the right to store your first and last name, your postal address and - if we have received such additional information from you within the context of the contractual relationship - your title, academic degree, year of birth and your professional, industry or business designation pursuant to point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR and to use it to send you interesting offers and information on our products by letter post.
You may object to storage and use of your data for such purpose at any time, by sending a corresponding message to the controller.

7) Use of social media:
videos Use of Youtube videos
This website uses the Youtube embedding feature to show and play videos from the provider "Youtube", which is part of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google").

The extended data protection mode is used, where, according to the provider, user information is stored only once the video(s) is/are played. Once embedded Youtube videos have started to play, the provider "Youtube" uses cookies to collect information about user behaviour. According to information provided by "Youtube", among other things, such cookies serve the purpose of compiling video statistics, improve user-friendliness and prevent abusive practices. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly associated with your account when you click on a video. If you do not wish such association with your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data (even for users who are not logged in) as user profiles and analyses them. Such an analysis is carried out in particular pursuant to point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR on the basis of the legitimate interests of Google in displaying personalized advertising, market research and/or needs-based design of its website. You have the right to object to the creation of such user profiles. You must contact YouTube to exercise this right. In the context of using YouTube, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA. Irrespective of playing the embedded videos, a connection to the Google network is established each time this website is accessed. This may trigger further data processing operations without any influence on our part.

For further information on data protection by "YouTube" refer to the provider's Privacy Policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

To the extent required by law, we have obtained your consent to the aforementioned processing of your data pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR. You may withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your right of withdrawal, disable this service in the "Cookie Content Tool" provided on the website.

8) Online marketing

Use of Google Ads conversion tracking
This website uses the online advertising program "Google Ads" and, as part of Google Ads, conversion tracking provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). We use the offer of Google Ads to draw attention to our attractive offers by means of advertising material (so-called Google Adwords) on external websites. The data of the advertising campaigns enable us to determine how successful the individual advertising measures are. Our concern is to show you advertising that is of interest to you, to make our website more interesting for you and to be able to fairly calculate the advertising costs incurred.

The cookie conversion tracking is placed when a user clicks on a Google Ads ad. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device. These cookies usually expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits specific pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can see that the user has clicked on the ad and was redirected to that page. Every Google Ads customer is allocated a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of Google Ads customers. The information collected by way of the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Google Ads customers who have opted in to conversion tracking. Customers receive information about the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. They do not, however, receive information that can be used to personally identify users. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you may block this use by disabling the Google Conversion Tracking cookie in your internet browser under the keyword "user settings". In this case, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. We use Google Ads because of our legitimate interest in targeted advertising pursuant to point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. In the context of using Google Ads, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.

For further information on Google's privacy policy go to: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

You may permanently opt-out of the use of cookies by Google Ads Conversion Tracking by downloading and installing the Google browser plug-in available at the following link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=de

Please note that you may not be able to use certain functions of this website at all or to a limited extent only, if you have disabled the use of cookies.

To the extent required by law, we have obtained your consent to the aforementioned processing of your data pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR. You may withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your right of withdrawal, disable this service in the "Cookie-Consent-Tool" provided on the website or alternatively follow the procedure described above to make an objection.

9) Web analysis services

9.1 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 so-called "cookies". Cookies are text files that are stored on your end device and allow for analysing your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including the abbreviated IP address) usually is transmitted to a Google server, where it is stored. It may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.
This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics exclusively with the extension "_anonymizeIp()", which ensures that IP addresses are truncated, thus ruling out any direct personal reference. Google uses the extension to truncate your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states that are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before. In exceptional cases only will the full IP address be transferred to a server of Google LLC in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide us with further services associated to the website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google (Universal) Analytics is not merged with any other Google data. All processing described above, in particular placing Google Analytics cookies for reading information on the end device used, will be carried out only if you have given us your express consent to do so pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR. If you do not give your consent, Google Analytics will not be used during your visit.
You may withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your right of withdrawal, please disable this service in the "Cookie Content Tool" provided on the website. We have concluded a processing contract with Google for the use of Google Analytics, under which Google is obliged to protect the data of our site visitors and not to disclose them to third parties. For the transmission of data from the EU to the USA, Google relies on so-called standard data protection clauses of the European Commission, which are intended to ensure compliance with the European data protection level in the USA.
For further information on Google (Universal) Analytics visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de

9.2 - Matomo (formerly Piwik)
This website uses the web analysis service software Matomo (www.matomo.org), a service of provider InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand ("Matomo") to collect and store data based on our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimization and marketing purposes pursuant to point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. These data may be used to create and analyse pseudonymous user profiles for the same purpose. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the visitor's Internet browser. Among other things, the cookies enable the recognition of the Internet browser. The data collected using Matomo technology (including your pseudonymous IP address) are processed on our servers.
The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website and is not combined with personal data about the user of the pseudonym. If you do not agree with storage and analysis of such data from your visit, you may object to such storage and use for the future at any time with a mouse click. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is placed in your browser, with the consequence that Matomo does not collect any session data. Please note that the complete deletion of your cookies means that the opt-out cookie is also deleted and you may need to enable it again. To the extent required by law, we have obtained your consent to the aforementioned processing of your data pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR. You may withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your right of withdrawal, please follow the procedure described above for lodging an objection.

10) Tools and micellaneous

10.1 Google reCAPTCHA
On this website we also use the reCAPTCHA feature of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). This function primarily serves to distinguish whether an entry is made by a natural person or abusively by machine and automated processing. The service includes sending the IP address and possibly any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google and is carried out pursuant to point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in establishing individual responsibility on the Internet and avoiding abuse and spam. In the context of using Google reCAPTCHA, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.

Further information on Google reCAPTCHA and the Privacy Policy Google go to: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/

To the extent required by law, we have obtained your consent to the aforementioned processing of your data pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR. You may withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your right of withdrawal, please follow the procedure described above for lodging an objection.

10.2 Job applications by e-mail
We currently are advertising vacancies in a separate section of our website. Potential candidates can apply by e-mail using the contact address provided.

To be considered in the application process, candidates are to submit their application by e-mail and provide us with all personal data required for a well-founded and informed assessment and selection. The required information includes general personal information (name, address, telephone or electronic contact details) as well as proof of the qualifications required for the position. Health-related information may also be required which must be considered in the interest of candidate's social protection, especially in terms of labour and social law.

The components required in a particular case for an application to be considered and the form in which such components are to be transmitted by e-mail, are specified in the respective job advertisement.

After receipt of the application sent using the specified e-mail address, the candidate's data are stored by us and assessed exclusively for the purpose of processing the application. For queries arising in the course of processing, we will, at our sole discretion, use either the e-mail or a telephone number address provided by the candidate with his/her application.

The legal basis for these processing operations, including contacting in case of queries, generally is point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR (for processing operations in Germany, in conjunction with Section 26 para. 1 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG), which define going through the application procedure as initiating an employment contract.

Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Article 9(1) GDPR (e.g. health data, such as information on disability) are requested from candidates in the context of the application procedure, processing will be based on point (b) of Article 9(2) GDPR so as to enable us to exercise the rights under labour, social security and social protection law and to fulfil our corresponding obligations.

Cumulatively or alternatively, the processing of the special categories of data may also be based on point (h) of Article 9(1) GDPR if done for health protection or occupational medicine purposes, to assess the candidate's fitness for work, for medical diagnostics, care or treatment in the health or social area or to manage systems and services in the health or social area.

If the candidate is not selected as a result of the above-described assessment or if a candidate withdraws his/her application early, their data transmitted by e-mail as well as any and all electronic correspondence, including the original application e-mail, will be deleted after a corresponding notification, and in any event after 6 months, at the latest. This period is calculated based on our legitimate interest in being able to answer any follow-up questions about the application and, as the case may be, to comply with our obligations to provide evidence under the regulations on the equal treatment of candidates.

In the event of a successful application, the data provided will be further processed based on point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR (in case of processing in Germany, in conjunction with Article 26(1) BDSG) for the purposes of carrying out the employment relationship.

10.3 - Google Maps
On our website we use Google Maps (API) of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). Google Maps is a web service for displaying interactive maps to visualize geographical information. By using this service, our location is displayed to you and it will be made easier to physically visit us.
Already when calling up the sub-pages where the map of Google Maps is integrated, information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (such as the abbreviated IP address) is transmitted to a Google server, where it is stored. It may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA. This is done regardless of whether Google provides a user account which you are logged in to or whether a user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish such association with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data (even for users who are not logged in) as user profiles and analyses them. Collection, storage and analysis are carried out in particular pursuant to point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR on the basis of the legitimate interests of Google in displaying personalized advertising, market research and/or needs-based design of Google websites. You have the right to object to the creation of such user profiles. You must contact Google to exercise this right. If you do not agree with the future transmission of your data to Google in the context of the use of Google Maps, you also have the option of disabling the Google Maps web service by switching off the JavaScript in your browser. In this case, you cannot use Google Maps and therefore also the map display on this website.
The terms of use of Google are available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/terms/regional.html , the additional terms of use for Google Maps at https://www.google.com/intl/de_US/help/terms_maps.html
For detailed information on data protection in connection with the use of Google Maps go to the Google website ("Google Privacy Policy"):https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/
To the extent required by law, we have obtained your consent to the aforementioned processing of your data pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR. You may withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your right of withdrawal, please follow the procedure described above for lodging an objection.

10.4 - Edudip
You can sign up for our webinars on our website. The data collected for webinar registration (first and last name, e-mail address, payment data, if applicable) are collected and stored pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR exclusively for your participation and execution of the respective webinar. We use the service of edudip GmbH, Jülicher Straße 306, 52070 Aachen, Germany ("edudip") to conduct our webinars. edudip processes your data collected for the purpose of conducting the seminar on our behalf in order to provide the technical infrastructure and to administer the eligibility to participate. We have concluded a processing agreement with edudip for this purpose, under which edudip is required to protect our customers' data and not disclose them to third parties. You will receive an invitation link by e-mail to confirm your registration for a webinar. Once you have clicked on the invitation link a connection to the servers of Edudip is established. To clearly allocate webinar access and therefore check and guarantee individual participant admission, Edudip collects on our behalf information both about our websites visited and also your IP address pursuant to pint (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR.
Your data will be processed exclusively for the purpose of holding the booked webinar and will subsequently be deleted as a matter of principle, unless individual statutory retention periods require further storage. Your data are not used or disclosed in any other way. Further information on the handling of user data refer to the Privacy Policy of Edudip at: https://www.edudip.com/datenschutz

11) Data subject rights

11.1 Applicable data protection law gives you comprehensive data subject rights (access and intervention rights) vis-à-vis the controller responsible for processing your personal data. In the following, we will inform about these rights:
- Right of access pursuant to Article 15 GDPR: In particular, you have a right of access to your personal data processed by us, the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period or the criteria for determining the storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, to object to processing, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, the source of your data if it has not been collected from you by us, the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, as the case may be, meaningful information on the logic involved as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for you, as well as your right to be informed of the safeguards provided under Article 46 GDPR when your data are transferred to a third country;
- Right to rectification pursuant to Article 16 GDPR: You have a right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data and/or completion of incomplete personal data stored by us;
- Right to erasure pursuant to Article 17 GDPR: You have the right to obtain the erasure of your personal data if the grounds of Article 17(1) GDPR apply. However, this right does not apply in particular if the processing is required for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
- Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Article 18 GDPR: You have the right to obtain a restriction of processing of your personal data if the accuracy of your data is contested by you and it is verified, if you oppose the erasure of your data due to unlawful processing and request the restriction of their use instead, if you require your data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, after we no longer need these data for the purposes of processing, or if you have objected for reasons relating to your particular situation, pending the verification whether our legitimate grounds override yours.
- Right to notification pursuant to Article 19 GDPR: If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing vis-à-vis the controller, the controller is obliged to communicate the rectification, erasure or restriction of processing to each recipient to whom your personal data you have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about those recipients.
- Right to data portability pursuant to Article 20 GDPR: You have the right to receive the personal data concerning which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or you have the right to request that the data be transmitted to another controller where technically feasible; - Right to withdraw consent pursuant to Article 7(3) GDPR: You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of data at any time, with effect for the future. In the event of withdrawal, we will erase the data concerned without undue delay, unless further processing can be based on a legal basis for processing not requiring consent. The withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
- Right to lodge a complaint pursuant to Article 77 GDPR: If you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR, you have the right - without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy - to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement.

11.2 RIGHT TO OBJECT
IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA IN THE CONTEXT OF A BALANCING OF INTERESTS DUE TO OUR OVERRIDING LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME, ON GROUNDS RELATING TO YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION, TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE.
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 THE PROCESSING WHICH OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES THE ESTABLISHMENT, EXERCISE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS.

WHERE YOUR PERSONAL DATA ARE PROCESSED BY US FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR SUCH MARKETING. YOU MAY EXERCISE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

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

12) Duration of storage of personal data

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

When personal data are processed based on explicit consent pursuant point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR, such data are stored until the data subject withdraws his or her consent.

If statutory retention periods apply for data processed within the scope of transactional or similar obligations based on point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR, such data are routinely erased after expiry of the retention periods, unless they are still required for contract fulfilment or initiation and/or is we have a legitimate interest in their further storage.

Where personal data are processed based on point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, such data are stored until the data subject exercises his or her right to object under Article 21(1) GDPR, unless compelling legitimate grounds for the processing are demonstrated which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

When personal data are processed for the purpose of direct marketing based on the point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, such data are stored until the data subject exercises his or her right of objection under Article 21(2) GDPR.

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