What are personal data?
“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an e-mail address, location data, an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or one or more particular characteristics.
IT Consulting Pees GmbH
Collection of data when visiting our website
Our website is primarily intended to provide information about our company. When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected.
This information (server log files) includes:
- your IP address
- the date and time of the request
- the time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time
- the requested URL (specific page)
- access status/HTTP status code
- the amount of data transferred
- the website from which the request came (referral URL)
- the browser type and browser language setting
This is exclusively information that does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the content of websites requested by you and is mandatory when using the Internet. In particular, it is processed for the following purposes:
- Ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
- Ensuring a smooth use of our website,
- evaluation of system security and stability, and
for further administrative purposes.
The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest (DSGVO Art.6, para.1,f) from the aforementioned purposes for data collection. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about your person. Recipients of the data are only the responsible body. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us, if necessary, in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it.
In principle, we only process personal data if
- voluntary consent has been given (Art. 4 No. 11, Art. 5 I lit b), Art. 6 I 1 lit a), Art. 7 DS-GVO).
- contractual or pre-contractual relationships exist (Art. Art. 7 lit b) EU-DSRL, § 28 I 1 No. 1 BDSG).
- we are legally obliged to process (Art. 6 I lit c) DS-GVO.
a legitimate interest in processing prevails in a weighing of processing or nonprocessing (Art. 6 I 1 lit. f) DS-GVO.
- Theoretically, processing could also take place if the processing were in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority (Art. 6 I 1 lit. e) DS-GVO).
If you contact us by e-mail or contact form regarding questions of any kind, you give us your voluntary consent for the purpose of contacting you (DSVGO Art. 6 para.1,b). For this, the specification of a valid e-mail address is required. This serves the assignment of the request and the subsequent response to the same. The provision of further data is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions. After completion of your request, personal data will be deleted automatically.
Cookie and web analytics
In order to make visiting our website more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your terminal device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal device and enable us or our partner companies (third-party cookies) to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process certain user information such as browser and location data and IP address values to an individual extent. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie.
Insofar as personal data is also processed by individual cookies implemented by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO to protect our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website as well as a customer-friendly and effective design of the site visit.
We may work with advertising partners who help us to make our website more interesting for you. For this purpose, cookies from partner companies are also stored on your hard drive when you visit our website (third-party cookies). If we cooperate with aforementioned advertising partners, you will be informed individually and separately about the use of such cookies and the scope of the information collected in each case within the following paragraphs.
On this website, data is collected and stored using the web analytics service software Matomo (www.matomo.org), a service of the provider InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, (“Matomo”) based on our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. Pseudonymized user profiles can be created and evaluated from this data for the same purpose. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the site visitor’s Internet browser. Among other things, the cookies enable the recognition of the Internet browser. The data collected using Matomo technology (including your pseudonymized IP address) is processed on our servers. The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website and is not merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. If you do not agree to the storage and analysis of this data from your visit, then you can object to the storage and use below at any time by mouse click. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Matomo does not collect any session data. Please note that the complete deletion of your cookies means that the opt-out cookie is also deleted and may have to be reactivated by you.
Please note that you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You can find these for the respective browsers under the following links:
Please note that if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.
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Embedded content from other websites
The service “Google AdWords” is currently not used on our website.
Google Analytics (Google Tag Manager)
Google uses this information on my behalf to evaluate the use of my online offer by website visitors, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide me with further services related to the use of this online offer and the internet. In doing so, pseudonymous usage profiles of the users can be created from the processed data.
We only use Google Analytics with IP anonymization enabled. This means that the IP address of the user is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
Google Tag Manager is a solution with which we can manage so-called website tags via an interface (and thus, for example, integrate Google Analytics and other Google marketing services into our online offering). The Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags) does not process any personal data of the users. With regard to the processing of users’ personal data, please refer to the following information on Google services.
The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser is not merged with other data from Google. Users may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on their browser software; users may also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link.
You can find out more information about Google’s use of data, setting options and objection options on Google’s websites: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners (“Data use by Google when you use our partners’ websites or apps”), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads (“Data use for advertising purposes”), http://www.google.de/settings/ads (“Manage information that Google uses to serve ads to you”).
Deactivate Google Analytics (Opt Out)
Alternatively, you can also prevent data collection for future visits by setting a cookie via the link for this page via opt-out.Disable Google Analytics for this website
Google Web Fonts
This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”) for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you use must establish a connection to Google’s servers, which may also result in the transmission of personal data to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA. Through this, Google obtains knowledge that our website was accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.
In the event that personal data is transferred to Google LLC. based in the USA, Google LLC. has certified itself for the us-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which ensures compliance with the level of data protection applicable in the EU. A current certificate can be viewed here:https://www.privacyshield.gov/list
Data transmission to third parties
In fulfillment of our contractual obligations, personal data of customers, business partners, contact persons or suppliers may also be transferred to third parties if this is necessary for the fulfillment of a contract.
Your rights as a affected person
As a data subject affected by the processing of your data, you have the following rights vis-à-vis us as the processing entity:
- Right to confirmation
- Right of access to your personal data processed by us
- Right to rectify and, if necessary, supplement your personal data processed by us
- Right to erasure and the right to be “forgotten”.
- Right to restriction of processing
- Right to data portability
- Right to revoke consent already granted under data protection law with effect for the future
- Right to transparent information about the handling of your personal data processed by us
- Right to complain to the competent supervisory authority for data protection
You can exercise your rights simply by sending an e-mail to datenschutz(@)hermann-pees.de.
A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with address can be found at:
The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information for the State of North Rhine-Westphalia can be found here.
Deletion or blocking of the data
We store the data you provide to us only for as long as is necessary to fulfill the particular purpose for which you provided us with your data or to comply with legal requirements.