Data Protection Notice

Data protection guidelines according to the EU General Data Protection Regulation for affected persons regarding the use of our website

Status: August 2018 

With the following information, we are providing you with an overview according to Article 13 Par. 1 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the processing of your personal data when using our website, as well as your related data protection rights. 

 

Who is responsible for the data processing and who can I contact

 

The responsible authority according to Article 4 no. 7 GDPR is:

Viridium Holding AG
Dornhofstraße 36
63263 Neu-Isenburg

You can contact our data protection officer at:

Viridium Holding AG
Datenschutzbeauftragter
Dornhofstraße 36
63263 Neu-Isenburg

E-mail: datenschutz(at)viridium-gruppe.com

 

Why we process your data (purpose of the processing) and on what legal basis

For the purely informational use of the website, we only gather the personal data that your browser transmits to our server.  If you would like to view our website, we gather the following data that is technically necessary for us to be able to show you our website and ensure stability and security (legal basis is Article 6 Par. 1 p.1 Clause f GDPR).

If you contact us via e-mail or a contact form, we store the data you provide that is necessary to answer your questions (legal basis is Article 6 Par. 1 p. 1 Clause f GDPR). 

 

What data do we process

When using our website, we process the following personal data:

  • IP address of the accessing device
  • the name of the accessed file
  • transferred data volume
  • browser type
  • date and time of access.

When you contact us via e-mail or a contact form, we store your stated data (e.g. insurance number, surname, first name, street, house number, postcode, town/city, telephone number, e-mail address, your enquiry). 

In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are deposited on your device when you use our website.  Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and are attributed to the browser you use.  The one placing the cookie can gather and evaluate certain information through the cookie.  Cookies cannot carry out programmes or transmit viruses to your computer.  They serve the purpose of making the Internet offer more use-friendly and effective overall.  You can find further information further below in the section “Use of cookies”.

 

Am I obliged to provide data

The use of our website is not possible without processing your personal data.  The use of cookies, on the other hand, is voluntary. You can configure your browser setting according to your wishes and e.g. reject the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies.

 

For how long is my data stored

We delete your personal data as soon as it is no longer required for the purposes mentioned above or restrict the processing if there are legal storage obligations.  The storage duration of the cookies is stated in the section “Use of cookies”. 

 

What data protection rights do I have

Each affected person as the right to information according to Article 15 GDPR, the right to correction according to Article 16 GDPR, the right to deletion according to Article 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing according to Article 18 GDPR, the right to objection according to Article 21 GDPR, as well as the right to data portability according to Article 20 GDPR.  For the right to information and the right to deletion, the restrictions according to §§ 34 and 35 BDSG apply (Federal Data Protection Law). If the data processing is on the basis of consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future in accordance with Article 7 GDPR. 

 

Right to complain

You have the possibility to address a complaint to the data protection officer stated above or to a data protection supervisory authority. 

The responsible supervisory authority in our case is:

Der Hessische Datenschutzbeauftragte
Postfach 3163
65021 Wiesbaden
Telephone: +49 611 1408 - 0
Telefax: +49 611 1408 – 611
E-mail: Poststelle(at)datenschutz.hessen.de

 

To what extent is there automated decision-making (including profiling)

We do not use any automated individual decision-making or profiling.

 

Use of cookies

This website uses the following types of cookies, whose scope and function are explained in the following:

Absolutely essential cookies (category 1)

These cookies are absolutely necessary so that our webpages and their functions work properly. Without these cookies, certain services cannot be provided. 

Function cookies (category 2)

These cookies enable the improvement of the convenience and performance of webpages and the provision of various functions.  For example, language settings or other selections made can be stored in function cookies. 

Third-party cookies (category 3)

On some of our webpages, content and services of other providers is incorporated who may use cookies and active components of their own.  We have no influence on the processing of personal data by these providers. 

The categories of cookies described above are placed either temporarily or persistently. 

Transient cookies are deleted automatically when you close the browser.  These especially include session cookies.  These store a so-called session ID with which various enquiries by your browser can be assigned to the same session.  This allows your device to be recognised if you return to our website.  The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

Persistent cookies are deleted automatically after a prescribed time period, which can vary depending on the cookie.  You can delete the cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser. 

You can configure your browser setting according to your wishes and e.g. reject the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies.

Detailed information about cookies is available on the external English-language website: www.aboutcookies.org.

We deposit the following cookies:

fe_typo_user

Temporary until the end of the browser session, category 3

This cookie is a standard session cookie of type 3. It stores the entered access data for a user login for a defined area. 

pk.id.**, pk.ref.**, pk.ses**

Persistent (max. 12 months), category 2 - Matomo web analysis

This cookie delivers anonymised tracking data.  The data is used to improve the website.  All data is gathered anonymously.  It contains details such as visited pages.  The generated data is not passed on to third parties. 

PIWIK_SESSID

Temporary until the end of the browser session, category 3

Session ID of the analysis service Matomo. 

pk.id.**, pk.ref.**, pk.ses** 

Persistent (max. 12 months), category 2 - Matomo web analysis 

This cookie delivers anonymised tracking data.  The data is used to improve the website.  All data is gathered anonymously.  It contains details such as visited pages.  The generated data is not passed on to third parties.  

PIWIK_SESSID 

Temporary until the end of the browser session, category 3 

Session ID of the analysis service Matomo.  

Piwik_ignore 

Temporary until the end of the browser session, category 3 

Opt-out cookie of the Matomo analysis service. If you delete your cookies regularly, the opt-out cookie is also lost. Then you must deactivate the tracking again at the end of the page.  

cookies-accepted or cookieconsent_dismissed

Persistent (max. 12 months), category 1 

This functional cookie stores information about the fact that a user of the website has consented to the use of cookies. It is deposited if you close the indication layer “Use of cookies”.  If this cookie is available, the indication layer is no longer displayed for 12 months.  

 

Web analysis by Matomo

On our website, we use the Open Source software tool Matomo (formerly PIWIK) to analyse the surfing behaviour of our users (the legal basis is Article 6 Par. 1 Clause f GDPR). The software places a cookie on the device of the user (for cookies see above).  If individual pages of our website are accessed, the following data is stored:

  • two bytes of the IP address of the accessing system of the user,
  • the browser type and browser version you use,
  • the operating system you use,
  • your country of origin, 
  • date and time of the server enquiry,
  • the number of visits,
  • your time spent on the website,
  • the external links you activated.

The software runs exclusively on the servers of our website.  Storage of personal data of users only takes place there.  There is no passing on of data to third parties.

The software is set so that IP addresses are not stored in full, instead 2 bytes of the IP address are masked (e.g.: 192.168.xxx.xxx). Consequently, an attribution of the shortened IP address to the accessing device is no longer possible. 

The processing of the personal data of users allows us to carry out an analysis of the surfing behaviour of our users.  Based on the evaluation of the gathered data, we are able to compile information about the use of the individual components of our website.  This helps us to consistently improve our website and its user-friendliness.  Our justified interest in the processing of data according to Article 6 Par. 1 Clause f GDPR also lies in these purposes.  Through the anonymisation of the IP address, the interest of the user in their protection of personal data is sufficiently ensured. 

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for our recording purposes.  This is the case at the latest after 182 days.  

 

You can decide here whether a clearly indicated web analysis cookie may be deposited on your browser to enable the operator of the website to gather and analyse a variety of statistical data. 

If you would like to decide against it, remove the following tick to deposit the Matomo deactivation cookie on your browser.