Data Protection

General

The information below details how we collect personal data when our website is used.

The term "personal data" means all data that relate personally to you. Such data include names, addresses, email addresses and user behavior. Please refer to the legal data protection definitions for other terms, in particular "processing" and "consent".

In principle, we process personal data only where this is required in order to provide a functional website and the content and services we offer. Personal data are therefore regularly processed only if you have provided us with your consent or the processing is permitted in accordance with legal provisions.

Your personal data are erased or blocked as soon as the intended purpose for storing them ceases to exist. Personal data may also be stored if this is set out by national or European regulations to which we are subject. The data shall then be blocked or erased in this case once the storage period set out in the relevant regulations has expired. The latter shall not apply if further storage of the data is required for the conclusion of a contract or performance of a contract.

Where we use contracted service providers for individual functions of our website or wish to use your data for promotional purposes, we will inform you of the relevant processes in detail as described below.

Data controller

The data controller for these webpages is seim & partner Beratungs- und Planungsgesellschaft mbH, Taunusstr. 54, 65183 Wiesbaden, Germany. For more information, please see the Imprint section.

Data protection officers

You can contact our data protection officers at the following address:

Email: datenschutz@seim-partner.de

Purposes of the data processing

The purpose of data processing on this website is to provide information about our company"s products and services and to offer users the opportunity to get directly in touch with our in-house focal points.

In detail:

Processing of personal data where our website is used for informational purposes

If you access our website without registering or otherwise supplying us with information ("usage for informational purposes"), we will collect only the personal data that your web browser transfers to our servers. If you wish to view our website, we will collect the following data that we require for technical purposes in order to be able to display our website to you and ensure stability and security:

The aforementioned data will also be stored in log files on our servers. Such data will not be stored together with other personal data of yours. We need to collect and temporarily store the IP address in order to enable our website to be displayed on your end device. For this to happen, your IP address needs to be stored for the duration of the time that you spend on our website. Storage in log files ensures that our website functions properly and is optimized and also ensures the security of our technical information systems. Such data will not be analyzed for marketing purposes.

IP addresses are therefore stored in anonymized format, whereby the last three digits are removed, for example 127.0.0.1 would become 127.0.0.*. IPv6 addresses are also anonymized. The anonymized IP addresses are stored for 60 days.

The legal basis for this data processing is set out in article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. Our "interest" within the meaning of article 6(1)(f) is the operation of this website and the realization of the protection goals of confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data.

Contact form

Our website features a contact form that you can use to request information regarding our products or more generally to get in touch with us. In addition to the optional details and the content of your message, we request the following information from you:

We require this information in order to be able to process your inquiry, to address you correctly and to provide you with a response.

Inquiries received via the contact form on our website are usually stored in our CRM system. The CRM system is regularly checked to see if data can be erased. In the event that data are no longer required as part of customer or prospective customer relations or their retention is outweighed by a conflicting interest of the customer, we will erase the data in question, provided that there are no legal obligations to retain them that oppose this.

The legal basis for this data processing is set out in article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. Our "interest" within the meaning of article 6(1)(f) is communication with customers and prospective customers.

Cookies

Cookies are used on our webpages. Cookies are small pieces of text information that are stored in your end device by your browser. Cookies are required in order to enable certain functions of our webpages to work. We use session cookies, which are automatically immediately deleted by your browser once you end the session and leave the webpages.

You can prohibit the use of cookies by changing the settings in your browser. However, please note that, if you do so, the use of our webpages will then be restricted. Cookies will not install or launch any programs or other applications on your computer.

The legal basis for this data processing is set out in article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR in conjunction with section 15 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG). Our "interest" within the meaning of article 6(1)(f) is the operation of these webpages.

Data security/encryption

Our website uses Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (https.) The connection between your browser and our server is encrypted.

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

You are entitled to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority regarding our processing of your personal data.

You can do this, for example, with the competent supervisory authority for seim & partner Beratungs- und Planungsgesellschaft:

Der Hessische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1
65189 Wiesbaden
Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)611 1408-0
Fax: +49 (0)611 1408-611

Amendments to this data protection statement

We will edit this data protection statement in the event of any changes to this website or other events which make it necessary to do so. The latest version will always be available here.

Version as at: 5/24/2018