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Data protection

Introduction

In these data protection regulations, Koch und Hartenfels Gbr - Twins for Change presents its procedure with regard to the data recorded by users that is available on our website at  www.twins-for-change.com  ("Website") or otherwise provide us with personal data (collectively: "User").

Personal data (hereinafter mostly referred to as "data") are only processed by us to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its content and the services offered there.

According to Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”), “processing” is any process carried out with or without the help of automated processes or any such series of processes in connection with personal data, such as collecting, recording, organizing, arranging, storing, adapting or changing, reading out, querying, using, disclosing through transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or the linking, the restriction, the deletion or the destruction.

 

With the following data protection declaration we inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis of the processing of personal data, as far as we decide either alone or together with others about the purposes and means of processing. In addition, we will inform you below about the third-party components we use for optimization purposes and to increase the quality of use, insofar as third parties process data on their own responsibility.

Our privacy policy is structured as follows:

I. Information about us as the controller
II. Rights of users and data subjects

III. Information on data collection

IV. Information on data processing

 

I. Information about us as the controller

Responsible provider of this website in terms of data protection law is:

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Koch and Hartenfels Gbr - Twins for Change

Sommerkamp Feld 8

51519 Odenthal

+49 177 866 4567

mail@twinsforchange.com

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Responsible authority within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): 

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information North Rhine-Westphalia, Helga Block, Kavalleriestraße 2-4, 40213 Düsseldorf, Phone: +49 (0) 211/38 42 40.

II. Rights of users and data subjects

With a view to the data processing described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right

  • for confirmation as to whether the data concerning you are being processed, for information about the processed data, for further information about the data processing as well as for copies of the data (see also Art. 15 GDPR);

  • to correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (see also Art. 16 GDPR);

  • to the immediate deletion of the data concerning them (cf. also Art. 17 GDPR), or, alternatively, if further processing is necessary in accordance with Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR;

  • to receive the data concerning them and provided by them and to transfer this data to other providers / responsible parties (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);

  • to complain to the supervisory authority if they are of the opinion that the data concerning them are being processed by the provider in violation of data protection regulations (cf. also Art. 77 GDPR).

 

In addition, the provider is obliged to notify all recipients to whom data has been disclosed by the provider of any correction or deletion of data or the restriction of processing that takes place on the basis of Articles 16, 17 Paragraph 1, 18 GDPR teach. However, this obligation does not exist if this notification is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. Irrespective of this, the user has a right to information about these recipients.

According to Art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects also have the right to object to the future processing of the data concerning them, provided that the data is processed by the provider in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f) GDPR. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permitted.

 

III. Information on data collection

We collect two types of data and information from users.  

The first category includes non-identifying and non-identifiable user data that is provided or collected through the use of the website ("non-personal data"). We do not know the identity of the user from whom non-personal information was collected. The non-personal data that can be recorded includes aggregated usage data and technical data transmitted by your device, including certain information relating to software and hardware (e.g. browser and operating system used on the device, language setting, access time, etc. .). We use this data to improve the functionality of our website. We can also collect data about your activity on the website (e.g. pages viewed, surfing behavior, clicks, actions, etc.).

The second category includes personal data, i.e. data that identifies an individual or can identify them through appropriate measures. Such data include:

  • Device data: I collect personal data from your device. Such data include geolocation data, IP address, unique identifiers (e.g. MAC address and UUID) and other data resulting from your activity on the website.

  • Contact form data: When contacting us via the "Contact form" section, you will be asked to provide your name (optional) and your email address (mandatory field). 

  • Other data: For customer contributions under the heading "References", the name and / or position of the reference provider, provided that the latter has given prior written consent.

 

How do we get data?

We obtain your personal data from various sources:

  • You provide us with such data voluntarily, for example when registering on our website.

  • We receive such data when you use our website or access it in connection with one of our services.

  • We receive such data from other providers, services and from public registers (for example from data traffic analysis providers).

 

How is data used? Who will data be passed on to? 

We do not pass on user data to third parties, except as described in this privacy policy.

VI. Information on data processing

Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies, the deletion of the data does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements and no other information on individual processing methods is given below.

Server data

For technical reasons, in particular to ensure a secure and stable website, your internet browser transmits data to us or to our web space provider. These so-called server log files record, among other things, the type and version of your Internet browser, the operating system, the website from which you switched to our website (referrer URL), the website (s) of our website that you are visiting, the date and time of the respective access as well as the IP address of the internet connection from which our website is used.

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This data collected in this way is temporarily stored, but not together with other data from you.

This storage takes place on the legal basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our website.

The data will be deleted after seven days at the latest, unless further storage is required for evidence purposes. Otherwise, the data will be wholly or partially excluded from deletion until an incident has been finally clarified.

Cookies

a) Session cookies / session cookies

We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that are stored and stored on your device by the internet browser you use. These cookies process certain information about you on an individual basis, such as your browser or location data or your IP address. 

This processing makes our website more user-friendly, more effective and safer, as the processing enables, for example, the reproduction of our website in different languages or the offer of a shopping cart function.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit b.) GDPR, provided that these cookies are used to process data to initiate or process contracts.

If the processing does not serve to initiate or process a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. The legal basis is then Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

When you close your internet browser, these session cookies are deleted.

 

b) Third party cookies

Our website may also use cookies from partner companies with whom I work for the purpose of advertising, analysis or the functionalities of our website.

Please refer to the following information for details on this, in particular on the purposes and legal basis for processing such third-party cookies.

 

c) possibility of elimination

You can prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by setting your internet browser. You can also delete cookies that have already been saved at any time. The steps and measures required for this, however, depend on the specific Internet browser you are using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or documentation of your Internet browser or contact its manufacturer or support. In the case of so-called flash cookies, however, processing cannot be prevented via the browser settings. Instead, you have to change the setting of your Flash player. The steps and measures required for this also depend on the specific Flash player you are using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or documentation of your Flash player or contact the manufacturer or user support.

However, should you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, this may mean that not all functions of our website can be used to their full extent.  

 

Contact inquiries / contact options

If you contact us via the contact form or email, the data you provide will be used to process your request. The specification of the data is necessary for processing and answering your request - without this provision we cannot answer your request, or at most only to a limited extent.

The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.

Your data will be deleted if your request has been finally answered and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements, e.g. in the event of a subsequent contract processing.

User contributions, comments and ratings

We offer you the opportunity to post questions, answers, opinions or ratings, hereinafter referred to as “contributions”, on my website. If you take advantage of this offer, we will process and publish your contribution, the date and time of submission and the pseudonym you may have used.

 

The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR. All you have to do is inform us of your revocation.

In addition, I also process your IP and email address. The IP address is processed because we have a legitimate interest in initiating or supporting further steps if your contribution encroaches on the rights of third parties and / or it is otherwise unlawful.

In this case, the legal basis is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the legal defense that may be necessary.

 

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our website. This is a web analysis service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.

Through the certification according to the EU-US data protection shield ("EU-US Privacy Shield")

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google guarantees that the EU's data protection requirements will also be complied with when processing data in the USA.

The Google Analytics service is used to analyze the usage behavior of our website. The legal basis is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit.f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our website.

Usage and user-related information, such as IP address, location, time or frequency of visits to our website, are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, we use Google Analytics with the so-called anonymization function. With this function, Google shortens the IP address within the EU or the EEA.

The data collected in this way is in turn used by Google to provide us with an evaluation of the visit to our website and of the usage activities there. This data can also be used to provide other services related to the use of our website and the use of the Internet.

Google states that it will not associate your IP address with other data. In addition, Google maintains

https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners

Further data protection information is available for you, for example also on the possibilities of preventing the use of data.

Google also offers

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

a so-called deactivation add-on along with further information on this. This add-on can be installed with common internet browsers and offers you further control over the data that Google collects when you visit my website. The add-on informs the JavaScript (ga.js) of Google Analytics that information about visiting our website should not be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, this does not prevent information from being transmitted to me or to other web analysis services. You can of course also find out in this data protection declaration whether and which other web analysis services are used by us.

Google Maps

We use Google Maps on our website to show our location and to create directions. This is a service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.

Through the certification according to the EU-US data protection shield ("EU-US Privacy Shield")

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google guarantees that the EU's data protection requirements will also be complied with when processing data in the USA.

In order to enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established when our website is accessed.

If you call up the Google Maps component integrated in our website, Google saves a cookie on your device via your internet browser. Your user settings and data are processed in order to display your location and to create directions. I cannot rule out that Google uses servers in the USA.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit.f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in optimizing the functionality of our website.

Through the connection to Google established in this way, Google can determine from which website your request was sent and to which IP address the directions are to be sent.

If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your Internet browser. You can find details on this under the heading "Cookies" above.

In addition, Google Maps and the information obtained via Google Maps are used according to the  Google Terms of Service 

https://policies.google.com/terms?gl=DE&hl=de 

and the  Terms and Conditions for Google Maps 

https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.

In addition, Google offers under

https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

https://policies.google.com/privacy

further information.

Use of script libraries (Google Web Fonts)

So that our content is displayed correctly and graphically appealing in every browser, we use script and font libraries such as Google Web Fonts ( https://www.google.com/webfonts ) for this website. Google Web Fonts are transferred to your browser's cache so that they only have to be loaded once. If your browser does not support Google Web Fonts or denies access, the content will be displayed in a standard font.  

 

When calling up script or font libraries, a connection to the library operator is automatically established. There is theoretically the possibility for this operator to collect data. It is currently not known whether and for what purpose the operators of the relevant libraries actually collect data.

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Collection of data by third parties

This policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information that we collect from you. If you publish data on other websites or disclose it to third parties on the Internet, different provisions may apply. Therefore, always read the terms and conditions and data protection provisions carefully when disclosing data.  

 

This privacy policy does not apply to the business practices of companies that we do not own or control, or any person other than our employees and collaborators, including third parties, to whom we disclose this information as described in this privacy policy.  

How do I protect your data?

I take great care in implementing the security measures on the website and protect your data. I use industry-standard procedures and guidelines to ensure the protection of the information we collect and store, and to prevent unauthorized use of such information. I also require third parties to adhere to similar security requirements in accordance with this privacy policy. Although I take reasonable steps to protect data, I cannot be held responsible for the actions of those who have gained unauthorized access to my website or who misuse it, and I make no express or implied warranty that I will have such access can prevent.

 

Transfer of data outside of the European Economic Area 

Note that some recipients may not be based in the European Economic Area. If this is the case, I will only transfer your data to countries approved by the European Commission with an adequate level of data protection or to ensure an adequate level of data protection by means of a legal agreement.

 

Corporate transaction

I can pass on data in the event of a corporate transaction (e.g. the sale of significant parts of the company, a merger, a consolidation or a sale of assets). If one of the above-mentioned cases occurs, the acquirer or the corresponding company assumes the rights and obligations set out in this data protection declaration.

 

Minors

The protection of children's data is very important, especially in the online area. The website is not designed for and is not aimed at children. The use of our services by minors is only permitted with the prior consent or authorization of a parent or legal guardian. We do not knowingly collect personal information from minors. If a parent or legal guardian learns that his or her child has provided us with personal information without their consent, he / she can contact  inspiration@twinsforchange.com  contact us.

 

Updates or changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to change or review these data protection provisions from time to time. You can find the date of the current version under “Last modified on” at the bottom of this page. Your continued use of the platform after the announcement of such changes on my website constitutes your consent to such changes to the data protection regulations and is considered to be your agreement to be bound by the changed regulations.

 

How to contact us

If you have general questions about the website, the data we collect about you or the use of this data, please contact  inspiration@twinsforchange.com  to us.

Koch and Hartenfels Gbr - Twins for Change

Sommerkamp Feld 8

51519 Odenthal

+49 177 866 4567

Last changed on July 14, 2021

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