The protection of your privacy when we process personal data and the security of all business data is extremely important to us, and we take it into account in our business processes. We process personal data collected during your visit to our websites confidentially and only in accordance with the statutory provisions.
Collection and processing of personal data
Personal data are only collected, stored and processed if you have agreed to the respective purpose, e.g. contact form.
When we collect data, if certain data fields are designated as mandatory or required fields and are marked with an asterisk (*), the provision of these data is required by law or contract, or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, the requested service or the stated purpose. Provision of the data is at your discretion. Failure to provide the data may result in us not performing the contract or not providing the requested service, or that the stated purpose cannot be achieved.
Use of personal data and specific purpose
Your personal data will only be processed for customer management purposes and for your enquiries (Article 6 of the Data Protection Regulation) to the extent necessary in each case.
Our employees and the service companies engaged are obliged to maintain confidentiality and to comply with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation and the German Federal Data Protection Act.
In addition, all necessary technical and organisational measures for compliance with data protection are ensured.
Use of external links
Our website contains links to external third-party website over whose content we have no control. The operators of the linked web pages are solely responsible for their content. The linked web pages were checked for potential legal breaches at the time the link was created. The linked web pages did not contain any illegal content at the time the links were created. However, it is inappropriate to permanently monitor the linked web pages without firm suspicion of infringement. If we become aware of any infringements, these links will be removed immediately.
Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your end device (e.g. PC, tablet) by means of your web browser or other programs. They are stored locally on your end device and held ready for later retrieval.
Cookies are used and read on this website (section 12(1) TMG (Telemediengesetz [German Telemedia Act])) in order to comply with the rejection of cookies (“opt-out” cookies) (section 15(1) TMG). Under certain conditions, cookies from third-party providers may also be set (section 15(1)(3) TMG).
You can change your web browser settings so that it notifies you when cookies are set or generally rejects or restricts the setting of cookies. If you deactivate or restrict cookies using your browser, however, you will no longer be able to use various functions on our website. You can delete stored cookies at any time using your web browser.
You can find out about this option for the most commonly used browsers via the following links:
- Explorer: support.microsoft.com
- Firefox: support.mozilla.org
- Google Chrome: support.google.com
- Safari: support.apple.com
- Opera: help.opera.com
If you have not changed or do not change the settings, cookies that enable or are intended to ensure the required technical functions remain on your end device until you close the browser; other cookies may remain on your end device for longer.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files stored on your computer and which enable the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google before this happens within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports on the website activity and to provide further services associated with the website activity and website usage to the website operator. Demographic characteristics are also recorded in this process. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of the cookies by making the appropriate changes to your browser settings; however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full. In addition, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link tools.google.com.
Use of Facebook
Our website uses functions of the Facebook network. The provider is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. Every time one of our web pages containing Facebook functions is accessed, a connection is established to Facebook servers. Facebook is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Recommend Button” and are logged into your Facebook account, Facebook is able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account.
Please note that as the provider of the web pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook.
Use of Twitter
Our website uses functions of the Twitter network. The provider is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States of America. Every time one of our web pages containing Twitter functions is accessed, a connection is established to Twitter servers. Twitter is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the Twitter “Recommend Button” and are logged into your Twitter account, Twitter is able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account.
Please note that as the provider of the web pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter at: www.twitter.com
Use of Google Maps
Data security for online job applications
Your data will be processed by us within the framework of order processing in accordance with Article 28 of the General Data Protection Regulation. lesswire uses technical and organisational security measures to protect your data that we have collected against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are constantly being improved in accordance with technological developments.
For more details, see contact form and email contact
On our website we offer users the possibility to register by providing personal data. The data are entered in an input screen, transmitted to us and stored. The data will not be passed on to third parties. The following data are collected as part of the registration process:
- User name
- First name
- Last name
- Email address
As part of the registration process, the user's consent to the processing of these data is obtained.
At the time the registration is sent, the following data are also stored:
- User’s IP address
- Date and time of registration
The legal basis for the processing of the data if the user has given their consent is Article 6(1)(a) GDPR.
The user may be required to register on our website in order to be provided with certain content and services, e.g., to access to online support.
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected.
This is the case for the data collected during the registration process when the registration on our website is cancelled or modified.
As a user, you have the option to cancel the registration at any time. You can have the data stored about you changed at any time.
Contact form and email contact
There is a contact form on our website which can used for electronic contact. If a user makes use of this option, the data entered in the input screen will be transmitted to us and stored. These data are:
- Company name
- First name
- Last name
- Email address
At the time the message is sent, the following data are also stored:
- User’s IP address
- Date and time of registration
Alternatively, it is possible to contact us by using the email addresses provided. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted with the email are stored.
In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data are used exclusively for processing the conversation.
The legal basis for the processing of the data if the user has given their consent is Article 6(1)(a) GDPR.
The legal basis for the processing of the data transmitted in the course of sending an email is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. If the aim of the email contact is to conclude a contract, the legal basis for the processing is Article 6(1)(b) GDPR.
The processing of the personal data from the input screen is only used by us to process the contact. In the case of contact by email, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in processing the data.
No fully automated decision-making (including profiling) in accordance with Article 22 GDPR is used to process the data you have provided.
The other personal data processed during the sending process is used to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure and to ensure the security of our information systems.
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data from the input screen of the contact form, and the data send by email, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has terminated. The conversation is terminated when it is clear from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively resolved.
The additional personal data collected during the sending process are deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.
The user has the possibility to revoke their consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user makes contact with us by email, the user can object to the storage of their personal data at any time. In this case, the conversation cannot be continued.
The revocation of consent to processing and/or storage should be addressed to the Data Protection Officer: dsb(at)lesswire.com.
In this case, all personal data stored in the course of the contact will be deleted.
If your personal data are processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR, and you have the following rights against the controller:
You can request confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data relating to you are being processed by us.
If such processing is taking place, you can request information from the controller about the following:
- the purposes for which the personal data are being processed;
- the categories of personal data which are being processed;
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data relating to you have been or will be disclosed;
- the planned duration of the storage of the personal data relating to you or, if specific information about this is not possible, criteria for determining the storage duration;
- the existence of a right to correct or erase the personal data relating to you, a right to have the processing restricted by the controller, or a right to object to the processing;
- the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
- all available information on the origin of the data if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;
- the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and - at least in these cases - meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.
You have the right to request information on whether personal data relating to you is transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this context, you can request to be informed about the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Article 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer.
You have a right of rectification and/or completion with respect to the controller if the personal data relating to you processed are inaccurate or incomplete. The controller must make the correction without delay.
You can request the restriction of the processing of personal data relating to you under the following conditions: (1) if you contest the accuracy of the personal data relating to you for a period which enables the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
- the processing is unlawful and you refuse the erasure of the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data;
- the controller no longer requires the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims; or
- if you have objected to the processing in accordance with Article 21(1) GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate grounds of the controller outweigh your grounds.
If the processing of personal data relating to you has been restricted, except for their storage those data maybe only processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of an essential public interest of the Union or of a Member State.
If the restriction of the processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted.
You can request the controller to erase the personal data relating to you without delay and the controller is obliged to erase this data without delay if one of the following reasons applies:
- The personal data relating to you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
- You revoke your consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
- You object to the processing in accordance with Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing in accordance with Article 21(2) GDPR.
- The personal data relating to you have been processed unlawfully.
- The erasure of the personal data relating to you is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
- The personal data relating to you were collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8(1) GDPR.
If the controller has made personal data relating to you public and is obliged to erase it in accordance with Article 17(1) GDPR, the controller must take reasonable steps, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, to inform controllers who process the personal data that you, as the data subject, have requested that they erase all links to or copies or replications of those personal data.
There is not right to erasure if the processing is necessary
- to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
- to comply with a legal obligation which requires processing under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject, or to perform a task that is in the public interest or carried out in exercise of official authority that has been vested in the controller;
- for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Article 9(2)(h) and (i) and Article 9(3) GDPR;
- for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) GDPR, if the right specified in section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously restrict the achievement of the purposes of such processing; or
- to claim, exercise or defend legal claims.
If you asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing against the controller, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data relating to you have been disclosed of this rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of the processing, unless this proves to be impossible or involves disproportionate effort or cost.
You have the right to be informed about these recipients by the controller.
You have the right to receive the personal data relating to you that you have provided to the controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. In addition, you also have the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided that
- the processing is based on consent in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR, or on a contract in accordance with Article 6(1)(b), and
- the processing is carried out with the aid of automated procedures.
In exercising this right you also have the right to ensure that the personal data relating to you is transferred directly from one controller to another controller, provided this is technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons must not be restricted by this.
The right to data portability does not apply to processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your specific situation, to the processing of personal data relating to you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR.
The controller will no longer process the personal data relating to you, unless the controller can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is used to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If the personal data relating to you are processed to carry out direct marketing, you have the right at any time to object to the processing of personal data relating to you for the purposes of such marketing.
If you object to the processing for purposes of direct marketing, the personal data relating to you will no longer be processed for these purposes.
In connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you have the possibility to exercise your right to object by means of automated procedures which use technical specifications.
You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. Revocation of the consent will not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out based on the consent until the revocation.
Irrespective of any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.
The supervisory authority where the complaint is filed must inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy in accordance with Article 78 GDPR.
Server log files
Our web server is operated by an external provider (Hetzner) within the framework of order processing in accordance with Article 28 GDPR. When you visit our website, we only collect the personal data that your web browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data which is technically necessary for us to enable you to view our website and to ensure its stability and security:
- IP address
- Date and time of request
- Time zone difference from GMT
- Content of the website
- Access status (HTTP status)
- Data volume transferred
- Website from which you have come to our website
- Web browser
- Operating system
- Language and version of the browser
The above data are also stored in log files on servers. These data are not stored together with other personal data about you. The collection and temporary storage of the IP address is necessary to enable our website to be displayed on your end device. For this purpose, your IP address must be stored for the duration of your visit to our website. The storage in log files is required to ensure the functionality and optimisation of our website as well as to ensure the security of our information technology systems. These data will not be exploited for marketing purposes. The above purposes are based on our legitimate interest in data processing. The above data used to provide our website will be deleted when the respective session has ended. The collection of the above data to provide our website and the storage of this data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of our website.
We take security precautions to protect your data that we manage against manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorised persons or against unauthorised disclosure. Our security measures are constantly being improved in accordance with technological developments.
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content such as enquiries that you send to us as site operator. You can identify an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line in the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line. When SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
You can revoke your consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal data for the future at any time.
Personal data are deleted if you revoke your consent to its storage, if knowledge of the personal data is no longer required to fulfil the purpose for which it was stored, or if storage is impermissible for other legal reasons.
For information, suggestions and complaints regarding the processing or your personal data, you can contact our data protection officer.
Despite our efforts to ensure that data is correct, if incorrect information is stored we will correct this at your request.
Data Protection Officer: dsb(at)lesswire.com