Privacy policy

Date: 6. August 2020

Due to the size of the company and the way personal data is processed, Weinel Grenzenlose Unternehmensberatung is not obliged to appoint a data protection officer. The management is directly responsible for data protection.

If you believe that your personal data is being processed unlawfully, you can lodge a complaint with any data protection supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 55 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is

Hessian Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
P.O. Box 3163
D-65021 Wiesbaden

Phone: +49 611 1408-0
Fax:     +49 611 1408-900 / -901

In accordance with the statutory provisions – in particular Art. 15 to 21 GDPR – you, as the person concerned, have the right to receive information about your stored data at any time and free of charge.

Our online presence represents a pure information offer without direct technical interaction possibilities. We deliberately refrain from collecting personal data, for example via contact forms. We do not monitor our visitors or analyse their visiting behaviour. Exclusively for bilingual use of our website, we use cookies to identify the language chosen by the user (German [standard] / English). Beyond that we do not use cookies or analysis tools.

Nevertheless, when you visit our online presence, it is unintentionally necessary to record personal data. This is done by the company commissioned to host our website (1&1 IONOS, see section “Hosting”). The data recorded by 1&1 IONOS is not accessed or evaluated by us.

The following overview summarises the types of data processed and the purposes of their processing and refers to the data subjects.

Types of processed data

Only by the company commissioned with hosting are processed by visiting our online presence:

  • Meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses)
  • Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times)
  • Content data (e.g. text entries, photographs, videos)

Categories of data subjects

  • Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services)

Purposes of the processing

  • Contractual service

The legal basis for the processing of personal data by the company commissioned with web hosting is a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 S 1 letter F. GDPR.

For the hosting and maintenance of our website we are dependent on the use of a service provider whom we commit to comply with the legal requirements by means of order processing, see also section “Hosting”.

Cookies are small text files which are transmitted from the internet to your computer together with the data actually requested. This data is stored there and kept ready for later retrieval. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user during or after a visit to an online offer.

We use cookies exclusively to manage the language setting on our website. The validity of the cookie is limited to the duration of the visit to our website. There is no link to personal data and no conclusions can be drawn about the activities of a user.

Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser to inform you as soon as cookies are set.

In order to publish our online presence, we use the web hosting of 1&1 IONOS, from whose servers (or servers managed by them) our online presence can be accessed. For these purposes, we may use infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services as well as security and technical maintenance services.

The data processed as part of the provision of the hosting offer may include all data relating to the users of our online presence, which is generated in the course of use and communication. This regularly includes the IP address, which is necessary to deliver the contents of online offers to browsers, and all entries made within our online presence or from websites.

E-mail transmission and hosting: The web hosting services we use also include the transmission, receipt and storage of e-mails. For these purposes, the addresses of the recipients and senders as well as other information concerning the e-mail dispatch (e.g. the providers involved) and the contents of the respective e-mails are processed. The above-mentioned data may also be processed for SPAM detection purposes. Please note that e-mails on the internet are generally not sent in encrypted form. As a rule, e-mails are encrypted in transit, but (unless a so-called end-to-end encryption method is used) not on the servers from which they are sent and received. We can therefore accept no responsibility for the transmission path of the e-mails between the sender and the receipt on our server.

  • Types of data processed: Content data (e.g. text entries, photographs, videos), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
  • Persons concerned: Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
  • Purposes of processing: Contractual services .
  • Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f. GDPR).

Services used and service provider:

If we receive an e-mail from you, we assume that we are entitled to store the data required for an answer by e-mail. Otherwise, you must expressly refer to another form of communication.

We would like to point out that communication via e-mail can have security gaps. For example, e-mails can be intercepted, viewed and their contents manipulated during transmission.

We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of our data protection declaration. We will adapt the data protection declaration as soon as changes in the data processing carried out by us make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes make it necessary for you to take action to cooperate (e.g. to give your consent) or to receive other individual notification.

If we provide addresses and contact information of companies and organisations in this data protection declaration, please note that the addresses may change over time, so please check the information before contacting us.