PRI­VA­CY POL­I­CY

This Da­ta Pro­tec­tion Dec­la­ra­tion shall cov­er the use of the web­page of the Ger­man pri­vate lim­it­ed com­pa­ny MR&S GmbH. 

Our web­page con­tains links to oth­er web­pages of ex­ter­nal ser­vice providers which this Da­ta Pro­tec­tion Dec­la­ra­tion does not ex­tend to.
For us, da­ta pro­tec­tion is an in­te­gral part of mar­ket and opin­ion re­search which we at­tach very high im­por­tance to. Col­lec­tion and pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al da­ta shall be done in strict ac­cor­dance with the valid Ger­man Fed­er­al Da­ta Pro­tec­tion Acts of the Fed­er­al Re­pub­lic of Ger­many (BDSG or BDSG [new]) from 25th May 2018, of the Ger­man Tele­me­dia Act (TMG) and of the Eu­ro­pean Gen­er­al Da­ta Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR) from 25th May 2018. 

With the fol­low­ing dec­la­ra­tion we would like to in­form you about what per­son­al da­ta are col­lect­ed, for what pur­pose your da­ta are used, and how you can ob­ject to your da­ta be­ing col­lect­ed, pro­cessed and used.
 

Con­troller
The Con­troller for col­lec­tion, pro­cess­ing and use of your per­son­al da­ta with­in the mean­ing of the GDPR is: 

MR&S Mar­ket Re­se­arch & Ser­vices GmbH
Markt­platz 8
61440 Ober­ur­sel
Ger­many
Phone +49 6171 / 20782- 40
Fax +49 6171 / 20782- 60
[email protected]  

Should you want to ob­ject to col­lec­tion, pro­cess­ing and use of your per­son­al da­ta by us in ac­cor­dance with these da­ta pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions in whole or for in­di­vid­u­al mea­sures, you can di­rect your ob­jec­tion to the Con­troller men­tioned above.
Should you have any ad­di­tion­al ques­tions with re­gard to da­ta pro­tec­tion, please con­tact our Da­ta Pro­tec­tion Of­fi­cer:
[email protected]
 

Gen­er­al Use of our web­page 

Ac­cess da­ta
Dur­ing ev­ery ac­cess to our web­page, us­er da­ta are trans­mit­ted by the re­spec­tive in­ter­net brows­er used and they are au­to­mat­i­cal­ly stored in so-called serv­er log files. The sets of da­ta thus stored con­tain the fol­low­ing da­ta:   

  • the IP ad­dress of the re­quest­ing com­put­er
  • date and time of the ac­cess
  • name and URL of the site viewed
  • web­page from which ac­cess is made
  • in­for­ma­tion about type and ver­sion of the brows­er used
  • the op­er­at­ing sys­tem of the re­quest­ing com­put­er   

Le­gal ba­sis of da­ta pro­cess­ing
Said ac­cess da­ta shall be stored for a lim­it­ed pe­ri­od of time in log files (le­gal ba­sis: Art. 6 Para. 1 item f  GDPR). 

Pur­pose of da­ta pro­cess­ing
We shall use these ac­cess da­ta with­out as­sign­ing them to you as a per­son ex­clu­sive­ly for the pur­pos­es of op­er­a­tion, safe­ty and op­ti­mi­sa­tion of the web­page as well as for the anony­mous track­ing of the vis­i­tors of our web­pages (traf­fic). 

Du­ra­tion of stor­age
The da­ta shall be erased as soon as they are no longer nec­es­sary to at­tain the pur­pose for which they were col­lect­ed. In the case of da­ta col­lec­tion for the pro­vi­sion of our web page, they will be erased once the re­spec­tive ses­sion is ter­mi­nat­ed. 

Ways of ob­jec­tion and rec­ti­fi­ca­tion
Da­ta col­lec­tion for the pro­vi­sion of the web page and da­ta stor­age in log files are ab­so­lute­ly im­per­a­tive for the op­er­a­tion of the web page. Con­se­quent­ly, the us­er shall have no right to ob­ject.  

Our web page al­so con­tains links to oth­er web pages. Please note that we can­not be held li­able for ad­her­ence to da­ta pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions of oth­er ser­vice providers. As a con­se­quence, we here­with strong­ly rec­om­mend that you at­ten­tive­ly read the da­ta pro­tec­tion dec­la­ra­tions for the oth­er web pages in ques­tion. 

Con­tact made by e-mail, etc.
You can con­tact us by us­ing the e-mail ad­dress, tele­phone num­bers or postal ad­dress that are pub­lished on our web page. Your da­ta will not be passed on to any third par­ty. Your da­ta will on­ly be used for our com­mu­ni­ca­tion with you. 

De­pend­ing on the scope and the top­ic of your en­quiry, we will col­lect and pro­cess for ex­am­ple the fol­low­ing per­son­al da­ta in these cas­es:

  • open­ing (gen­der), if ap­pli­ca­ble
  • name, first name(s), if ap­pli­ca­ble
  • com­pa­ny name, if ap­pli­ca­ble
  • e-mail ad­dress
  • tele­phone num­ber, if ap­pli­ca­ble
  • postal ad­dress, if ap­pli­ca­ble
  • ref­er­ence of the mes­sage
  • text of the mes­sages
  • date of the en­quiry 

Le­gal ba­sis of da­ta pro­cess­ing
The le­gal ba­sis of pro­cess­ing those da­ta that are trans­mit­ted when an e- mail is sent shall be Art. 6 Para. 1 item f GDPR. If con­tact is made in or­der to en­ter in­to an con­tract, the ad­di­tion­al le­gal ba­sis of da­ta pro­cess­ing shall be Art. 6 Para. 1 item b GDPR. 

Pur­pose of da­ta pro­cess­ing
The da­ta trans­mit­ted shall on­ly be used to pro­cess your en­quiry. 

Du­ra­tion of stor­age
Your da­ta will be erased as soon as they are no longer nec­es­sary to at­tain the pur­pose for which they were col­lect­ed. For per­son­al da­ta trans­mit­ted by e-mail, this shall be the case as soon as the re­spec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion with you has been ter­mi­nat­ed. The com­mu­ni­ca­tion shall be ter­mi­nat­ed if it can be in­ferred from the cir­cum­stances that your en­quired has been pro­cessed con­clu­sive­ly.

In this case, all per­son­al da­ta stored in the course of con­tact shall be erased.

How­ev­er, we here­with ex­plic­it­ly point out that we are on­ly al­lowed to fi­nal­ly erase your per­son­al da­ta if this era­sure does not con­tra­dict any statu­to­ry pe­ri­ods of re­ten­tion.

Ways of ob­jec­tion and rec­ti­fi­ca­tion
You al­so have the op­tion to re­voke your con­sent to the stor­age of your per­son­al da­ta at any time.

What ser­vices or cook­ies are we us­ing?
We do not use any web an­a­lyt­ics tools or ser­vices. We use cook­ies for our web site. 

Le­gal ba­sis of da­ta pro­cess­ing
Cook­ies are small text files which are tem­porar­i­ly stored on the com­put­er of a us­er when he vis­its a web page (le­gal ba­sis: Art. 6 Para. 1 item f GDPR).  

Pur­pose of da­ta pro­cess­ing
So-called tem­po­rary ses­sion cook­ies are used in or­der to sim­pli­fy use of a web page for the vis­i­tors or in or­der to en­able users to ac­cess var­i­ous func­tions of the web page which could not be of­fered with­out these cook­ies.  A cook­ie con­tains a char­ac­ter­is­tic string of char­ac­ters so that your brows­er is still rec­og­nized on the web page in ques­tion even af­ter oth­er pages were ac­cessed.  

In ad­di­tion, we use so-called per­ma­nent (per­sis­tent) cook­ies in or­der to en­able the us­er to ac­cess our web page in var­i­ous lan­guages. These cook­ies store the lan­guage set by you when you vis­it our web page. The us­er da­ta that are thus col­lect­ed as they are nec­es­sary for tech­ni­cal rea­sons, shall not be used by us to draw up us­er pro­files. 

Du­ra­tion of stor­age
The ses­sion cook­ie con­tains no per­son­al da­ta and shall be delet­ed once you close your brows­er. 

The per­ma­nent cook­ies we use shall re­main valid on your com­put­er for a set pe­ri­od of more than 24 (twen­ty-four) hours un­til the ex­pi­ra­tion date has been reached or un­til you delete the cook­ie (whichev­er oc­curs ear­li­er). 

Ways of ob­jec­tion and rec­ti­fi­ca­tion
You can delete per­ma­nent cook­ies us­ing your brows­er set­tings. Most browsers store cook­ies au­to­mat­i­cal­ly – thus, should you want to pre­vent use the use of cook­ies, you might have to ac­tive­ly delete or block cook­ies or pre­vent cook­ies from be­ing stored by set­ting your brows­er ac­cord­ing­ly. How­ev­er, in this case, the func­tion­al­i­ty of the web page could be lim­it­ed. 

Usage of Google Fonts
In the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation, this site uses fonts provided by Google. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required fonts from external Google servers in order to display texts and fonts correctly, i.e. that Google is thus informed about your use of our offer.
Further information about Google Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy


Rights of da­ta sub­jects
If per­son­al da­ta of yours are pro­cessed you are a Da­ta Sub­ject with­in the mean­ing of the GDPR, and you shall have the fol­low­ing rights against the Con­troller:

You shall have the right to with­draw your con­sent to the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al da­ta at any time should you have giv­en such con­sent (Art. 7 item 3 GDPR). For this, a writ­ten no­tice (e.g. by mail, e-mail) sent to our con­tact de­tails men­tioned here­in shall be suf­fi­cient.

In ad­di­tion, you shall have the fol­low­ing rights pur­suant to the GDPR:

  • Right of ac­cess by the da­ta sub­ject (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • Right to rec­ti­fi­ca­tion (Art. 16 GDPR)
  • Right to era­sure / “right to be for­got­ten” (Art. 17 GDPR)
  • Right to re­stric­tion of pro­cess­ing (Art. 18 GDPR)
  • Right to da­ta porta­bil­i­ty (Art. 20 GDPR)
  • Right to ob­ject (Art. 21 GDPR)
  • Right to lodge a com­plaint with a su­per­vi­so­ry au­thor­i­ty (Art. 77 GDPR)  

Da­ta se­cu­ri­ty
We shall al­ways take the max­i­mum care for the se­cu­ri­ty of your da­ta with­in the scope of the da­ta pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions in force and as far as is tech­ni­cal­ly pos­si­ble. Con­se­quent­ly, we take both tech­ni­cal and or­gan­i­sa­tion­al mea­sures so as to pro­tect our web page against loss, de­struc­tion, ac­cess, mod­i­fi­ca­tion or dis­tri­bu­tion of your da­ta by unau­tho­rized third par­ties.

 

Au­to­mat­ed in­di­vid­u­al de­ci­sion-mak­ing, in­clud­ing pro­fil­ing
We do not car­ry out any au­to­mat­ed de­ci­sion mak­ing on the ba­sis of your per­son­al da­ta which pro­duces le­gal ef­fects con­cern­ing you or sim­i­lar­ly sig­nif­i­cant­ly af­fects you (Art. 22 GDPR).

Like­wise, we do not use the col­lect­ed da­ta for pro­mo­tion­al pur­pos­es nor do we draw up us­er pro­files of the vis­i­tors of our web page.

 

Trans­mis­sion of da­ta to third par­ties
Your per­son­al da­ta shall nev­er be passed on to any third par­ties.
Your da­ta shall on­ly be passed on to third par­ties af­ter your pre­vi­ous con­sent or if we are obliged to pass on the da­ta on the grounds of a le­gal ba­sis or the de­ci­sion of a court of law.

If and in­so­far as we out­source cer­tain parts of elec­tron­ic da­ta pro­cess­ing (the so-called “Pro­cess­ing” pur­suant to Art. 28 GDPR), we shall con­trac­tu­al­ly oblige pro­ces­sors to use per­son­al da­ta on­ly in ac­cor­dance with the re­quire­ments of the da­ta pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions and to en­sure the pro­tec­tion of your da­ta.

 

At August 2019