Privacy policy

Your privacy is important to us

Information according to Article 13 EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO)

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Data is “processed” by us in accordance with the applicable statutory data protection provisions, in particular in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as: DSGVO) and the country-specific data protection provisions.

Definitions

“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; 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 identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

Below you will find our data protection notice in accordance with Article 13 DSGVO regarding the processing of your personal data:

Person in charge of data processing

The person responsible for data processing is the company validool.org UG, represented by the managing director,
Tel. 02235/951 90 20, e-mail: .

Purposes of processing and duration of processing

We process your collected data for the fulfillment of the contract or for the execution of pre-contractual measures, which take place upon your request, as well as for our own postal advertising, if applicable. Otherwise, your personal data will only be processed for other purposes in order to defend or assert legal claims (verification purposes) or to fulfill legal obligations (e.g. retention obligations) or if you expressly consent.

If the processing purpose for the processing of your personal data ceases to apply, your personal data stored by us will be deleted. If individual data is retained due to legal retention periods and/or for verification purposes, the deletion shall be replaced by the blocking of the data. The data to be retained may then be processed exclusively for verification or retention purposes.

Disclosure of your data to third parties

Your data will not be passed on to third parties, unless we have to pass on your data to third parties for the fulfillment of the contract, for verification purposes or due to mandatory legal obligations, or unless you expressly consent to the passing on of your data.

Legal bases of data processing

The processing of your collected data for the performance of the contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, which take place upon your request, is carried out on the legal basis of Article 6(1)(b). The processing of your data on the basis of explicit consent is based on the legal basis of Article 6, paragraph 1, item a). The processing of your data for our own postal advertising purposes is based on the legal basis of Article 6 (1) (f), whereby our legitimate interest lies in direct postal advertising for our own services.

Your right to object to direct mail advertising

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing at any time in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO. If you object to the further processing of your data for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for direct marketing purposes. Please send us your objection to our contact details given under the item “Person responsible”.

Your right to withdraw consent

You may revoke any consent expressly given to us under data protection law at any time with effect for the future. The lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation is not affected by the revocation. Please send us your request by to our contact details given under the item “Person responsible”.

Your further rights as a data subject of the data processing

In addition to your right to object to direct marketing and to withdraw consent, you have the following rights at any time:

  • Right to information according to Art. 15 DSGVO
  • Right to rectification according to Art. 16 DSGVO
  • Right to deletion according to Art. 17 DSGVO
  • Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 DSGVO
  • Right to data portability according to Art. 20 DSGVO

Please send us your request to our contact details given under the item “Person responsible”.

Legal or contractual requirements to provide your personal data as well as information about the necessity for the conclusion of the contract as well as about your obligation to provide the personal data and possible consequences of not providing it:

As described above, we collect and process your personal data in particular for the fulfillment of a contract with you or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures that take place at your request. In some cases, the provision of personal data when concluding contracts (e.g. for invoices) is required by law due to tax and/or commercial regulations, otherwise it is a contractual or pre-contractual obligation. If you do not provide us with personal data, this will mean that we will not be able to conclude a contract with you and/or respond to your inquiries.

Insofar as we process your personal data on the basis of a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) of the DSGVO for direct postal advertising, the provision of your data for these purposes is neither contractually nor legally required. If you do not provide us with personal data for the purpose of direct postal advertising or object to direct postal advertising, you will not receive any advertising from us.

Complaint about data protection violations to the supervisory authorities

If you believe that your data protection rights are being violated, you can contact the data protection supervisory authority in your federal state. If a complaint concerns a company that has its registered office in another federal state, the supervisory authority will forward the complaint to the supervisory authority responsible there, which you can also contact. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at this link.

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