As we remember you.

The transparent handling of your user data is particularly important to us. We, the company Biogrund GmbH, Neukirchner Str. 5, 65510 Hünstetten, would like to inform you in detail about the use of your data during your visit to our homepage www.biogrund.com in the following as the body responsible for data processing. If you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This data protection declaration explains which data we collect and for what purpose we use it. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

1. Definitions of terms

Our data protection declaration is based on the terms used by the European legislator in the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO). In order to ensure good legibility and comprehensibility, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.
We use the following terms, among others, in this data protection declaration:

a. Data subject
Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

b. Processing
Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is carried out with or without the aid of automated processes and which relates to personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, application, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or association, qualification, erasure or destruction.

c. Limitation of processing
Limitation of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.

d. Profiling
Profiling is any automated processing of personal data consisting in the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, whereabouts or movements of that natural person.

e. Pseudonymisation
Pseudonymisation means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the provision of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures ensuring that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

f. Controller or data controller
The controller shall be the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are laid down by Union law or by the law of the Member States, the controller or the specific criteria for his designation may be laid down by Union law or by the law of the Member States.

g. Processors
Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

h. Recipient
The recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not that person is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data in the course of a specific investigation task under Union law or the law of the Member States shall not be considered as recipients.

i. Third parties
Third party means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct responsibility of the controller or processor, are empowered to process the personal data.

j. Consent
Consent” means any voluntary, informed and unambiguous expression by the data subject of his or her will in a particular case, in the form of a statement or other unequivocal confirmatory act, indicating that he or she consents to the processing of his or her personal data

2. Collection of data

Our website collects a series of general data and information each time it is called up by a person concerned or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The following data can be collected

– browser types and versions used,
– the operating system used by the accessing system,
– the Internet page from which an accessing system accesses our Internet page (so-called referrer),
– the subpages which are accessed via an accessing system on our website,
– the date and time of access to the website,
– the Internet protocol address (IP address),
– the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and
– other similar data and information used to avert dangers in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. This information is much more needed to

– to deliver the contents of our website correctly,
– to optimise the content of our website and the advertising for it,
– to ensure the long-term operability of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and
– to provide law enforcement authorities with the information they need for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber attack.

This anonymously collected data and information is therefore evaluated by us both statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company. Our aim is to ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data we process. Data processing is therefore based on a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a person concerned, e.g. information in a form. The duration of the storage depends on whether the storage is still necessary for one of the aforementioned purposes. If this is not the case and there is no other legal basis for the storage, the log files and the information contained therein will be deleted after 3 days.

3. Possibility of contact via the website

Due to legal regulations, our website contains information which enables us to be contacted quickly and electronically and to communicate directly with our company, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a person concerned contacts us by e-mail, the personal data transmitted by the person concerned is automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted voluntarily by a data subject to the data controller will be stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. The legal basis for data processing in this case is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DS-GVO This personal data is not passed on to third parties. The data arising in this connection will be deleted after storage is no longer required or processing will be restricted if there are legal storage obligations.
For security reasons, we strongly recommend that you transmit e-mails exclusively in encrypted form. Please do not send us any sensitive data by unencrypted e-mail. If necessary, please contact us in advance to agree on a suitable end-to-end encrypted channel.

4. Use of cookies

Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser during your next visit. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, accept cookies for certain cases or generally exclude them and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted. Cookies that are necessary for the execution of the electronic communication process or for the provision of the services may be disabled. Cookies, which are necessary for the execution of the electronic communication process or for the provision of certain functions requested by you, are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are dealt with separately in this data protection declaration.

5. Use of the WordPress plugin WP Statistics

We use the WordPress plugin “WP Statistics” (https://wp-statistics.com) of the provider “Verona Labs” 5460 West Main Street, Verona, NY 13478, USA, (https://veronalabs.com) on our website. The Plugin serves us for the analysis of the user behavior on our Website. The processing is based on a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DS-GVO as legal basis. Our legitimate interest lies in being able to provide the user with content that is as precisely as possible and interesting for the user by analysing user behaviour, and in being able to optimise our Internet offering in this way.
To protect your online identity, your IP address is completely replaced by a hash value, which means that subsequent identification is no longer possible. Neither is a cookie used to track your Internet activities, nor is geolocalisation carried out. In addition, all data is stored and processed exclusively on our local web server within Germany.

6. Use of Google Fonts

This page uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. The Google Fonts are installed locally. A connection to Google’s servers does not take place.

7. SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

8. Social networks and external links

In addition to this website, we also maintain presences in various social media, which you can reach via the corresponding buttons on our website. If you visit such a presence, personal data may be transmitted to the provider of the social network. It is possible that in addition to the storage of the specific data you have entered in this social medium, further information may also be processed by the provider of the social network. In addition, the social network provider may process the most important data of the computer system from which you visit it – for example, your IP address, the processor type and browser version used, including plug-ins. If you are logged in with your personal user account of the respective network while visiting such a website, this network can assign the visit to this account.
The purpose and scope of the data collection by the respective medium and the further processing of your data there as well as your rights in this regard can be found in the respective provisions of the respective responsible person, e.g. under :

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?_l=en_DE
Twitter: https://twitter.com/de/privacy

We would also like to point out that our website contains further links to external external websites, whereby we have no influence on the processing of data on these external websites.

9. Rights of data subjects

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke any consent you have already given at any time. For this purpose, an informal e-mail notification to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right of objection in the case of processing on the basis of justified interest

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Data Protection Supervisor, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning him on the basis of Article 6 para. (1) lit (e) or (f) (legitimate interest) of the DSGVO for reasons arising from his particular situation.

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In the event of breaches of data protection law, the person concerned has the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority for data protection issues is the data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data transferability

You have the right to have data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only be done as far as it is technically feasible.

Information, blocking, deletion

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if applicable, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for this and other questions on the subject of personal data.

Objection against advertising mails

The use of published postal addresses, telephone or fax numbers and email addresses for marketing purposes is prohibited, offenders sending unwanted spam messages will be punished. The operators of these pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or e-mailing of spam and other similar advertising materials. 10.

12. The person responsible or your contact person

If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, information, correction, blocking or deletion of data as well as revocation of consents given or objection to a specific use of data, please contact the responsible body or its data protection officer directly at

BIOGRUND GmbH
Neukirchner Str. 5, 65510 Hünstetten
Phone: +49 6126 95263-0
Fax: +49 6126 95263-33
E-mail: info@biogrund.com
Data protection officer of BIOGRUND GmbH is currently Dr. Christian Velten, datenschutz@biogrund.com

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