GDPR

General information about the processing of your data

We are obliged by law to inform you about the processing of your personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) when you use our website. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. This data protection notice informs you about the details of the processing of your data and about your legal rights in this regard. For terms such as “personal data” and “processing”, the legal definitions pursuant to Art. 4 GDPR apply. We reserve the right to adapt the privacy policy with future effect, in particular in the event of further development of the website, the use of new technologies or changes to the legal bases or the corresponding case law. We recommend that you read this privacy policy from time to time and take a printout or a copy for your records.

Scope

This privacy policy applies to all pages of www.balance-envitec-bio-lng.de. It does not cover any linked websites of other providers.

Controller

The following party is responsible for the processing of personal data within the scope of this privacy policy:

BALANCE EnviTec Bio-LNG GmbH
Braunstraße 7
04347 Leipzig
Email: info@balance-envitec-bio-lng.de
Management: Janina Goller, Olaf von Lehmden

Questions about data protection

If you have any questions about data protection with regard to our company or our website, you can contact us using the contact details provided under “Controller”.

Security

We have taken comprehensive technical and organisational precautions to protect your personal data from unauthorised access, abuse, loss and other external disruption. To this end, we regularly review our security measures and adapt them to the latest standards.

Your rights

You have the following rights with regard to the personal data concerning you that you can assert against us:

  • Right of access: You can request access to the personal data concerning you which we process, as set forth in Art. 15 GDPR.
  • Right to rectification: If the information concerning you is not (or no longer) correct, you can request its rectification in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR. If your data is incomplete, you can request that it be completed.
  • Right to erasure: You may request the erasure of your personal data in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR.
  • Right to restriction of processing: Pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
  • Right to object to processing: Pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR, you have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data which occurs based on Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(e) or (f) GDPR. If you object, we will not process your data further, unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or, moreover, the processing serves to establish and exercise or defend legal claims (Art. 21(1) GDPR). Furthermore, under Art. 21(2) GDPR you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes, which includes profiling to the extent that this is related to such direct marketing. In this privacy policy, we draw your attention to this right to object when describing each processing operation.
  • Right to withdraw your consent: If you have given your consent for processing, you have a right to withdraw that consent under Art. 7(3) GDPR.
  • Right to data portability: You have the right to receive the personal data you have given us in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format (“data portability”) and the right to transfer this data to another controller, if the prerequisites of Art. 20(1)(a), (b) GDPR are fulfilled (Art. 20 GDPR).

You can assert your rights by informing us using the contact details specified under “Controller” above.

If you believe that the processing of your personal data violates data protection law, then under Art. 77 GDPR you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority of your choice. This also includes the data protection supervisory authority responsible for the controller: Saxon Commissioner for Data Protection, Postfach 110132, 01330 Dresden, phone: +49351/85471101, email: saechsdsb@slt.sachsen.de.

Using our website

In principle, you can use our website for purely informational purposes without disclosing your identity. When you access the individual pages of the website in this sense, this only results in access data being transferred to our web hosting service so that the website can be displayed to you. This involves the following data being processed:

  • Browser type/browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Date and time of access
  • IP address
  • Access status / HTTP status code
  • Volume of data transferred.

It is necessary for this data to be processed temporarily in order to make it technically possible for you to visit our website and to deliver the website to your device. The access data is not used to identify individual users and is not combined with other data sources. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(f) GDPR. We have legitimate interests in ensuring the functionality, integrity and security of the website. The access data will be erased as soon as it is no longer required for achieving the purpose of its processing. In the case of recording the data to provide the website, this is the case when you end your visit to the website. The log data is generally stored directly and in such a way that it can only be accessed by administrators, and it is erased after seven days at the latest. After that, it is only indirectly available by reconstructing backups, and is finally erased after a maximum of four weeks.

You may object to the processing. Your right of objection exists if you have reasons arising from your particular situation. You may send us your objection using the contact details specified under “Controller” above.

Tracking

In addition to the aforementioned access data, cookies or other tracking technologies are used when you use the website. Cookies are small text files with a sequence of numbers that are stored locally in the cache of the browser used. By means of a script that every internet browser automatically executes, it can sometimes be possible to collect information such as screen resolution, fonts used, the operating system, hardware information and integrated browser plug-ins, which in their specific combination can ultimately be traced back to a specific user. Tracking technologies serve to make our website user-friendly. The use of tracking technologies may be technically necessary or may occur for other purposes (e.g. analysis/evaluation of website use).

Technically necessary elements

Some elements of our website require that it be possible to identify the retrieving browser even after a page change. In the technically necessary elements, such as in particular cookies or similar methods of accessing devices, language settings are also processed for the purpose of carrying out or facilitating electronic communication and providing an information society service requested by the user.

The user data collected by technically necessary elements is not processed to create user profiles. We also use session cookies, which store a session ID that can be used to assign various requests from your browser to the shared session. Session cookies are required for using the website. In particular, they enable us to recognise the device used when you return to the website. The legal basis of this processing is Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interests in the processing lie in providing the aforementioned special functionality and thereby making the use of our website more attractive and effective. Depending on which browser you are using and your browser settings, the session cookies are erased when you close the browser.

You may object to the processing. Your right of objection exists if you have reasons arising from your particular situation. You may send us your objection using the contact details specified under “Controller” above.

Contacting our company

When you contact our company, e.g. by email or using the contact form on the website, we will process the personal data you provide so that we can respond to your request. In order for us to process enquiries submitted via the contact form on the website, it is essential that you provide a name or pseudonym and a valid email address. At the time the message is sent to us, your IP address and the date and time of registration will be processed. The legal basis of this processing is Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(f) GDPR and Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(b) GDPR, if the contact is made with the intention of concluding a contract. If the request is aimed at concluding a contract, it is necessary for you to provide your data in order to conclude a contract. If you do not provide your data, it will not be possible to conclude or execute a contract (in the form of establishing contact or processing the request). Processing the personal data from the form serves the sole purpose of processing the contact you make with us. Where you contact us by email, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data. The other data processed during the submission process serves to prevent any misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. The data will not be transmitted to third parties in this context. As soon as processing is no longer necessary, we erase the data generated in this context – usually two years after the end of the communication – or, if statutory retention obligations apply, restrict processing of the data.

You may object to the processing. Your right of objection exists if you have reasons arising from your particular situation. You may send us your objection using the contact details specified under “Controller” above.

Processing for contractual purposes

We process your personal data if and to the extent necessary for the initiation, creation, execution and/or termination of a legal transaction with our company. The legal basis for this results from Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(b) GDPR. In these cases, it is necessary for you to provide your data in order to conclude the contract and you are contractually obliged to provide your data. If you do not provide your data, it will not be possible to conclude and/or execute a contract. Once the purpose has been achieved (e.g. contract processing), the personal data will be blocked for further processing or erased, unless we are entitled to keep processing the data on the basis of a consent granted by you (e.g. consent to the processing of your email address for sending promotional emails), a contractual agreement, a statutory authorisation (e.g. authorisation to send direct marketing) or on the basis of justified interests (e.g. retention for asserting claims).

Your personal data will be passed on to third parties if

  • It is necessary for the creation, execution or termination of legal transactions with our company (e.g. when transmitting data to a payment service provider / a shipping company to process a contract with you) (Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(b) GDPR), or
  • A subcontractor or party we use to perform our obligations, which we use exclusively within the framework of providing the offers or services requested by you, needs this data (unless you are expressly informed otherwise, such auxiliary parties are only entitled to process the data insofar as this is necessary for the provision of the offer or service), or
  • There is an enforceable official order (Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(c) GDPR), or
  • There is an enforceable court order (Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(c) GDPR), or
  • We are legally obliged to do so (Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(c) GDPR), or
  • The processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person (Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(d) GDPR), or
  • This is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority (Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(e) GDPR), or
  • We can cite our overriding legitimate interests, or those of a third party, in the disclosure (Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(f) GDPR).

Your personal data will not be transmitted to other persons, companies or bodies unless you have effectively consented to such transmission. The legal basis of the processing is then Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(a) GDPR. In this privacy policy, we draw your attention to the respective recipients when describing each processing operation.

Hosting

We use external hosting services from the provider All-inkl.com – Neue Medien Münnich (Hauptstr. 68, 02742 Friedersdorf), which serve to provide the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage resources and database services, security and technical maintenance services. For these purposes, all of the data required for the operation and use of our website – including the access data mentioned under “Using our website” – is processed. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(f) GDPR. By using external hosting services, our aim is to make the provision of our website efficient and secure.

You may object to the processing. Your right of objection exists if you have reasons arising from your particular situation. You may send us your objection using the contact details specified under “Controller” above.

Website management by a digital agency

We use the services of the digital agency Aliado UG (In der Alten Strickwarenfabrik, Berliner Str. 65, 04129 Leipzig) to manage our website. As part of this management, the digital agency may process the access data mentioned under “Using our website” (e.g. when making backups). The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(f) GDPR. By using the services of our external digital agency, our aim is to make providing our website efficient and secure.

You may object to the processing. Your right of objection exists if you have reasons arising from your particular situation. You may send us your objection using the contact details specified under “Controller” above.

Integration of third-party content

The website integrates third-party content. This integration always requires that the providers of this content (“third-party providers”) perceive the IP addresses of users. This is because without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to the browser of the respective user. As such, the IP address is required to display this content. In the following, we inform you about the services from external providers currently in use on our website, about the respective processing in each case, and about how you can object or withdraw your consent.

Google Fonts

We use web fonts, which are provided by Google (Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland and Google, LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, US), for the uniform display of fonts. When you retrieve a website, your browser loads the required web fonts from Google into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose, the browser transmits your IP address to Google in order to establish a connection to Google’s servers. Google thus receives the information that you have accessed our website. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(f) GDPR. By using web fonts from Google, we are pursuing the legitimate interest of a uniform and visually appealing presentation of our website. Google also processes your personal data in the US. No EU Commission adequacy decision exists for data transfers to the US. So-called standard contractual clauses have been concluded with Google to ensure that an appropriate level of data protection is maintained. A copy of the standard contractual clauses is available on request. Further information about the purpose and scope of the processing by Google and the storage period in the case of Google’s web fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

You may object to the processing. Your right of objection exists if you have reasons arising from your particular situation. You may send us your objection using the contact details specified under “Controller” above.

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