DatenschutzerklärungWe are very pleased with your interest in our company. Data protection is of great importance to the management of Alfa Protect GmbH. Use of the Alfa Protect GmbH web page is generally possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to use our company's special services through our website, personal data processing may be required. If the processing of personal data is required and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally seek the consent of the data subject
Alfa Protect GmbH, as the controller, has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection possible for personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security vulnerability, so that absolute protection can not be guaranteed. For this reason, every person is free to submit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.
a) Personal data
“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person;
b) Data subject
“Data subject” is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller.
“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction;
d) Restriction of processing
“Restriction of processing” means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future;
“Profiling” means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements;
“Pseudonymisation” means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person;
“Controller” means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law;
“Processor” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller;
“Recipient” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of this data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing;
j) Third party
“Third party” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data;
“Consent” of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her;
2. Name and address of the controllerThe person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions with a data protection character is:
Alfa Protect GmbH
3. Collecting of general data and informationThe website of Alfa Protect GmbH collects a series of general data and information each time the website is accessed by an affected person or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. Can be collected (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-web pages, which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access of the website, (6) an Internet Protocol (IP) address, (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using this general data and information, Alfa Protect GmbH no conclusions are drawn on the data subjects. This information is rather required in order to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) to optimize the content of our website and advertising, (3) to ensure the continuing functioning of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the necessary information for prosecution in case of a cyberattack. This anonymously collected data and information are evaluated by the Alfa Protect GmbH on the one hand statistically and further with the aim to increase the privacy and data security in our company, to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by the data subject.
4. Website contact formIn accordance with legal regulations, the website of Alfa Protect GmbH contains a contact form that enables fast electronic contact to our company as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If data subject contacts the data controller via e-mail or a contact form, the personal data provided by the data subject will be stored automatically. Such personal information provided on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the controller is stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. This information will not be shared with any third parties.
5. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data
The controller processes and stores the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage or, if so long as it is allowed by the European directive and regulatory authority or by other authority by laws or regulations.
If the storage purpose is not applicable anymore or if a storage period allowed by the European directive and regulation authority or any other relevant authority expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
6. Rights of the data subjecta)
a) Right to confirmationEach data subject has the right, granted by the European directive and regulatory authority, to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, they can contact an employee of the controller at any time.
b) Right of access by the data subject
1. The data subject has the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the personal data and the following information:
○ the purposes of the processing;
○ the categories of personal data concerned;
○ the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
○ 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 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 Paragraph 1 and 4 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.
2. Furthermore, the data subject has a right of access as to whether personal data has been transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject has the right to obtain information about the appropriate safeguards relating to the the transfer.
3. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right to information, he may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.
c) Right to rectification
Data subject has the right, granted by the European directive and regulatory authority, 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 has the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement. If data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, they may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.
d) Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”)
The data subject has the right, granted by the European directive and regulatory authority, to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay and the controller has the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies and where 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 Paragraph 1 , or point (a) of Article 9 Paragraph 2, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing;
○ the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 Paragraph 1 and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 Paragraph 2;
○ 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 Paragraph 1.
When at least one of the following conditions is met and data subject wishes to have personal data stored at Alfa Protect GmbH erraced, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller. The employee of Alfa Protect GmbH will arrange for the request to be fulfilled immediately. Where Alfa Protect GmbH has made the personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17 Paragraph 1 GDPR to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, unless the processing is required.
e) Right to restriction of processing
The data subject has the right, granted by the European directive and regulatory authority, to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following 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 defence of legal claims;
○ the data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 Paragraph 1 pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
When at least one of the following conditions is met and data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored at Alfa Protect GmbH, they may at any time contact an employee of the controller. The employee of Alfa Protect GmbH will initiate the restriction of processing.
f) Right to data portability
The data subject has the right, granted by the European directive and regulatory authority, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she has the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where: the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6 Paragraph 1 or point (a) of Article 9 Paragraph 2 or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6 Paragraph 1 GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means. That right shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task 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 pursuant to Article 20 Paragraph 1 of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to obtain that the personal data is transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and if this does not affect the rights and freedoms of others. In order to exercise the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact an employee of Alfa Protect GmbH.
g) Right to object
Any data subject, concerned by the processing of personal data, has the right, granted by the European directive and regulatory authority, at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, object the processing of personal data based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6 Paragraph 1 GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on those provisions. The controller of Alfa Protect GmbH shall no longer process the personal data unless the controller provides 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. If Alfa Protect GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling, as far as it is associated with direct marketing. Where the data subject objects to the processing of personal data by Alfa Protect GmbH for direct marketing purposes, Alfa Protect GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes. Where personal data are processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 Paragraph 1, the data subject, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, has 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 order to exercise the right to object, the data subject shall directly contact any employee of Alfa Protect GmbH or another employee. The data subject may, in the context of the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, exercise his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulatory authority, 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 execution, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a controller; or (2) is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or (3) is based on the data subject’s explicit consent. If the decision (1) is required for the execution or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller or (2) it is done with the explicit consent of the data subject, Alfa Protect GmbH shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision. If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to automated decision-making, they may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.
i) Right to withdraw consent
The data subject has the right, granted by the European directive and regulatory authority, to withdraw his or her consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the data subject wishes to exercise his or her right to withdraw consent, they may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.
7. Legal basis of processing
Point (a) Article 6 Paragraph 1 of the GDPR serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a particular processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract of which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, in processing operations necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of any other service or service in return, processing shall be based on point (b) Article 6 Paragraph 1 of GDPR. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary for the performance of the pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of questions about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as the performance of tax obligations, the processing is based on point (c) Article 6 Paragraph of GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be required to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor of our premises was injured and his or her name, age, health insurance information or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on point (d) Article 6 Paragraph 1 of GDPR. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on point (f) Article 6 Paragraph 1of GDPR. Processing operations based on this legal basis, that are not covered by any of the above legal bases, if processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject. Such processing operations are particularly permitted because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In that regard, it considered that a legitimate interest could exist if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital 47, second sentence, EU GDPR).
8. Legitimate interests in the processing that are pursued by the controller or by a third party
The processing of personal data based on point (f) Article 6 Paragraph 1 of GDPR is our legitimate interest in conducting our business for the benefit of all of our employees and our shareholders.
9. Duration of the storage of personal data
The duration of the storage of personal data is based on the respective legal retention period. After this period has expired, the respective data will be routinely deleted provided they are no longer required to execute or initiate a contract.
10. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; Necessity-requirements for the execution of the contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision
We clarify that the provision of personal data is in part required by law (such as tax regulations) or may result from contractual arrangements (such Information about the contracting party). Sometimes it may be necessary for execution of a contract that data subject provides us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is required to provide us with personal data when our company executes a contract with him or her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the execution of the contract with the person concerned would not possible. To provide any personal data, the person concerned must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the individual on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or required for the execution of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and what would result from the failure to provide the personal data.
11. Existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible company, we refrain from automated decision-making or profiling.