The data protection officer within the definition of the data protection laws is:

datenweise Klein & Riedel GbR Detlev Klein, Dorothea Riedel

Hunzingerstraße 6

47799 Krefeld

The data controller within the meaning of the data protection law is:

Köhler Kommunikation GmbH, Am Trippelsberg 43, 40589 Düsseldorf

Phone +49 211 60180-0

Fax +49 211 60180-1

datenschutz@koehlerkommunikation.de

Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our website koehlerkommunikation.de and for your interest in our company and our services. Despite careful control of the content, we do not accept any liability for external links to third-party content, as we did not initiate the transmission of this information, nor did we select or change the addressee of the transmitted information or the transmitted information itself. The protection of your personal data during the collection, processing and use on the occasion of your visit to our website is an important concern for us and is carried out within the framework of the legal regulations, about which you can inform yourself e.g., under www.bfd.bund.de. In our privacy policy, we inform you about the type, scope and purpose of processing your personal data during your visit to our website and how it is used. With regard to the definition of the terms used (e.g. personal data, processing, responsible person, anonymised), we refer to Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter "GDPR").

Collection and storage of personal data as well as the type and purpose of their use

a) When visiting the website

Each time a customer (or other visitor) accesses our website, information is automatically sent to the server of our website by the internet browser used on your end device (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.). This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file.

The following data is collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:

  • IP address of the requesting computer, as well as device ID or individual device identifier and device type,
  • Name of the file retrieved and amount of data transferred, as well as date and time of retrieval,
  • notification of successful retrieval,
  • requesting domain,
  • Description of the type of Internet browser used and if applicable, the operating system of your terminal device, as well as the name of your access provider,
  • Your browser history data as well as your standard weblog information,
  • Location data, including location data from your mobile device. Please note that most mobile devices allow you to control or disable the use of location services in the settings' menu of the mobile device.

Our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 (1) 1st sentence point f) GDPR to collect the data is based on the following purposes: ensuring a smooth connection and a comfortable use of the website, evaluation of system security and stability as well as for other administrative purposes.

In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

b) When using our contact form

On our website you have the opportunity to contact us using the contact form. To do this, you have to enter your name, email address, a telephone number and the name of your company. This data will be needed to contact you as part of the sales process, or in connection with customer and potential customer surveys. In addition, Köhler Kommunikation also needs this data (and possibly other data too) to respond to requests, questions and criticisms. Legal basis is Art. 6 (1) 1st sentence point f) GDPR.

The personal data will be stored permanently for the purpose of contacting you and allocating it for possible queries. You can revoke this consent at any time by sending us a message. In the event of revocation, your data will be deleted immediately.

2. Transfer of personal data

Your data will not be passed to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We only pass on your data to third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent to this according to (Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a GDPR),
  • this is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR),
  • there is a legal obligation to disclose your data (Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR), the disclosure is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to assume you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data (Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f GDPR).

In these cases, however, the scope of the transmitted data is limited to the necessary minimum.

Our data protection provisions are in line with the applicable data protection regulations and the data is only processed in the Federal Republic of Germany / European Union. A transfer to third countries does not take place and is unintended.

3. Data subject rights

Upon request, we will be happy to inform you whether and which personal data relating to you are stored (Art. 15 GDPR), in particular about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data, if this was uncollected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling.

You also have the right to have any incorrectly collected personal data corrected or incompletely collected data completed (Art. 16 GDPR).

Furthermore, you have the right to demand we restrict the processing of your data, provided that the legal requirements for this are met (Art. 18 GDPR).

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another controller (Art. 20 GDPR).

In addition, you have the so-called "right to be forgotten", i.e. you can demand we delete your personal data, provided that the legal requirements for this are met (Art. 17 GDPR).

Irrespective of this, your personal data will be automatically deleted by us if the purpose of the data collection has ceased existing or the data processing has been carried out unlawfully.

According to Art. 7 (3) GDPR, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent in the future.

You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time, provided that a right of objection is provided for by law. In the event of an effective revocation, your personal data will also be automatically deleted by us (Art. 21 GDPR).

If you wish to make use of your right of revocation or objection, an e-mail to: datenschutz@koehlerkommunikation.de is sufficient.

In the event of violations of data protection regulations, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR.

4. Duration of data storage

The data collected will be stored by us for as long as is necessary for the performance of the contracts entered into with us, or you have not exercised your right to delete or your right to transfer data to another company.

5. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small text files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your terminal device when you visit our website. Information is stored in the cookie that is related to the specific end device used. However, this does not mean that we gain immediate knowledge of your identity. The use of cookies serves first to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you:

We use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual sub-pages of our website. For example, if you have registered, your password will be stored for the duration of your visit to our website and when you change sub-pages, so that you do not have to re-enter it each time. These session cookies are automatically deleted after you leave our website.

In order to optimize user-friendliness, we use temporary cookies that are stored on your terminal device for a certain fixed period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it is automatically recognized that you have already been with us and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record and evaluate the use of our website and to optimize our services for you. These cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already visited our website when you visit it again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time. The data processed by cookies is necessary for the aforementioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests as well as those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f GDPR. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. If you do not wish us to recognize information about your computer, please set your internet browser to delete cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or warn you before a cookie is stored. You can find out how to delete or block cookies in the Help and Support section of your internet browser. There you will find instructions on how to find the file or directory where cookies are stored. In any case, please note that the complete deactivation of cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website.

6. Online marketing / Analysis tools

The tracking measures we use are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR, § 15 para. 3 TMG. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure a needs-oriented design and the continuous optimization of our website. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and for the purpose of evaluating and optimizing our Internet presence. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

Google Analytics

For the purpose of demand-oriented design and continuous optimization of our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter "Google"). In this context, pseudonymity usage profiles are created, and cookies are set (see also under point 5). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website, such as browser type/version, operating system used, referrer URL (the previously visited page), host name of the accessing computer (IP address) and the time of the server request will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website and internet use for the purposes of market research and demand-oriented design of these websites. These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in data processing. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is § 15 para. 3 TMG in conjunction with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR.

This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on our behalf. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other Google data. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an allocation is not possible (so-called IP masking).

The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g., user ID) or advertising IDs are automatically deleted after 14 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached takes place automatically once a month.

For more information on the terms of use and data protection of Google Analytics, please visit www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may be unable to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set, which will prevent the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Deactivate Google Analytics. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

Google Ads / Conversion Tracking

We also use the online advertising programme "Google Ads" as part of Google Ads conversion tracking. Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service provided by Google. When you click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie for conversion tracking is stored on your end device. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days, do not contain any personal data and are therefore unused for personal identification. If you visit certain web pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we will be able to recognize you clicked on the ad and were redirected to that page. Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. Thus, there is no way that cookies can be tracked across Google Ads customers' websites. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for Google Ads customers who have opted into conversion tracking. This tells customers the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified. Our legitimate interest in data processing also lies in these purposes. The legal basis for the use of Google Ads/Conversion Tracking is § 15 para. 3 TMG in conjunction with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can object to this use by preventing the installation of cookies from the domain "googleadservices.com" through a corresponding setting in your browser software (deactivation option). You will then be not included in the conversion tracking statistics. Further information as well as Google's privacy policy can be found at: www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/ , www.google.de/policies/privacy/..

Facebook and Instagram

We maintain the Facebook and Instagram profiles "Köhler Kommunikation" and "koehler_kommunikation". The provider of the platform is Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. The maintenance of our Facebook and Instagram profile is based on our legitimate interest in promoting our company and our services in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit.f GDPR. If you use Facebook or Instagram, your data is regularly processed for analysis and advertising purposes in order to display interest-related advertising within and outside of Facebook and Instagram. For this purpose, cookies and pixels are regularly stored on the user's devices, also across devices, through which the user's usage behaviour and interests can be tracked. For more information on data usage by Facebook and Instagram, settings and opt-out options, please see the Facebook Privacy Policy: www.facebook.com/policy Responsibility under data protection law within the meaning of Art. 26 GDPR is regulated in the Page Controller Addendum, which you can download from www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.

Xing

We maintain the Xing account "Köhler Kommunikation GmbH". (XING AG, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354, Hamburg, Germany) are integrated on our website. When you click on the XING button on our website, a connection is briefly established via your browser to the servers of XING, with which the "XING Share Button" functions (in particular the calculation/display of the counter value) are provided to observe your visiting behaviour in relation to the "XING Share Button", if applicable. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the website, have no knowledge of the content of the data actually transmitted or how it is used by XING. Further information and the latest version of the privacy policy for the "XING Share Button" can be found at: dev.xing.com/plugins/share_button/privacy_policy

LinkedIn

We maintain the LikedIn account "Köhler Kommunikation GmbH". The provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. LinkedIn has integrated the EU standard contract clauses into its terms of use and thereby offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law. We use our LinkedIn account to provide regular information about our company and our projects. The maintenance of our LinkedIn account is based on our legitimate interest in the promotion of our company and our services in accordance with Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. Information on what data is processed by LinkedIn and for what purposes it is used can be found in the LinkedIn privacy policy: www. linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy you use LinkedIn, your data is regularly processed for analysis and advertising purposes, in order to provide interest-related advertising and content within and outside LinkedIn. For this purpose, cookies and pixels are regularly stored on the user's devices, also across devices, through which the usage behaviour and interests of the users can be tracked. You can object to the processing of your data by using the opt-out facility: www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out. In addition, you can restrict LinkedIn's access to contact and calendar data, photos, location data, etc. on mobile devices in the settings options there..

YouTube

We include YouTube videos on our website in order to make our specially created content directly available to you. Thereby, contents of the YouTube page are displayed in parts of a browser window. However, the YouTube videos are only called up by clicking on them separately. By embedding the videos, your browser automatically establishes a connection with the YouTube servers as soon as you call up a page with embedded video. We have integrated our videos in the so-called “extended data protection mode”. This means that YouTube does not automatically set cookies when a video is embedded. In fact, this only happens after you open an embedded video and are redirected to other websites or to the YouTube page. Only then are cookies set by YouTube and other Google services. By playing the videos, you agree to the setting of cookies and the associated tracking. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent). You can change your cookie settings at any time here and thus revoke your consent without giving reasons. Please note that you will not be able to view the embedded videos unless you have agreed to the use of cookies. Processing location: USA.

Contact information of the provider: Google/YouTube: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland – Privacy Policy: policies.google.com/privacy

7. Data security

We take all necessary technical and organizational security measures to store your personal data in such a way that they are inaccessible to third parties or the public. Should you wish to contact us by e-mail. We would like to point out that the confidentiality of the information transmitted cannot be fully guaranteed when using this method of communication. We therefore recommend you send us confidential information exclusively by post.

8. Topicality and amendment of this data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is currently valid. Due to the further development of our website and offers on it or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website at koehlerkommunikation.de/privacy

Status: March 2021