Ph: +49 (0) 851 851 600-0
is the data controller as defined in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) and the national data privacy laws.
The data protection officer of the data controller is:
60329 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 (0) 69 - 94 94 324 10
1. Extent of personal data processing
We collect and use personal data from users of our homepage only to the extent that is necessary for keeping our website, our content and our services functioning properly.
In general, we collect and use our users’ personal data only after they give their consent. An exception to this principle applies in cases where processing data is permitted by statutory provisions or when obtaining prior con-sent is not possible.
2. Data processing under the Swiss DPA
In principle, the use of our website is subject to the legal regulations of the GDPR. Insofar as you also visit our website from Switzerland and insofar as the related data processing also affects you as a Swiss citizen, the data protection provisions under the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act ("Swiss DPA" as amended on 01 September 2023) also apply to you, analogously to the GDPR.
In principle, the Swiss DPA does not require the naming of a legal basis. In this respect, we only process your data from Switzerland if the processing is lawful, is carried out in good faith and is justified in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 and 2 of the Swiss DPA. Furthermore, your data will only be collected for a specific purpose that is recognizable to the data subject and will only be processed in such a way that it is compatible with these purposes in accordance with Art. 6 para. 3 of the Swiss DPA.
The data subject rights set out here pursuant to Art. 12 et seq. GDPR can be asserted by data subjects from Switzerland in analogy to the regulations pursuant to Art. 25 et seq. of the Swiss DPA.
3. Legal basis for processing personal data
The legal basis for processing personal data is generally based on:
- Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR upon obtaining the consent of the data subject.
- Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. b GDPR for processing operations that serve to fulfil a contract to which the data subject is a party. Included here are processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.
- Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. c GDPR for processing required to fulfil a legal obligation.
- Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. d GDPR, if vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require processing of personal data.
- Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR, if processing is necessary for purposes of the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, and the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the former interest. To be able to base the processing of personal data on a legitimate interest, an assessment is carried out in each case in consultation with the data protection officer for each relevant process, whereby the following three conditions must be met:
1) The controller or a third party has a legitimate interest in the processing of personal data.
2) The processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interest.
3) Interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require the protection of personal data do not prevail.
4. Data erasure and data storage duration
Personal data of users will be deleted or restricted as soon as the purpose for storing the data is no longer applicable. Personal data may be stored for longer than for the original purpose, if there is applicable European or national legislation through EU regulations, laws, or other regulations, to which the data controller is subject to. Personal data is also deleted or restricted, when a mandatory storage period expires, unless the personal data is needed for concluding or fulfilling a contract.
1. Description and scope of data processing
Every time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the user's computer system. The following information is collected: Information about the browser type and version used, the user’s operating system, the user’s Internet service provider, the user’s IP address, Date and time of access, Websites the user’s system accesses to get to our website, Websites that the user's system invokes by accessing our website
The described data is stored in log files for our system and is not stored together with any other personal user data.
2. Purpose and legal basis for data processing
To provide our website to users, our system must store user IP addresses temporarily. Therefore, IP addresses must be stored for the duration of a users’ session. Storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of our website. In addition, the data is used to optimize our website and to ensure the security of our systems. Personal data that is processed in this context, is not processed for marketing purposes. The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Collecting this personal data and storing it in log files is essential to secure, provide and operate our website. Therefore, an option to object to processing in this context does not exist.
3. Duration of storage
Your data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for achieving the purpose it was processed for. Personal data that is processed in order to provide our website will be deleted after your session ends.
If your data is stored in log files, it will be deleted after seven days at the latest. It may be stored for longer, whereby the IP addresses of users are de-leted or alienated. This means, that it will no longer be possible, to assign them to individual clients.
TTDPA; Ger.: TTDSG:
The legal basis for the storage of cookies, device identifiers and similar tracking technologies or for the storage of information in the end user's terminal equipment and access to this information is the European ePrivacy Directive in conjunction with the Telecommunications and Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDPA; Ger.: TTDSG).
Please note that the legal basis for the processing of personal data collected in this context then results from the GDPR. The relevant legal basis for the processing of personal data in each specific case can be found below the respective cookie or the respective processing itself.
The primary legal basis for the storage of information in the end user's terminal equipment - consequently in particular for the storage of cookies - is their consent, §25 Abs.1 S.1 TTDPA (Ger.: TTDSG). Consent is given when visiting our website - although this does not have to be given, of course - and can be revoked at any time in the cookie settings.
According to §25 Abs.2 Nr.2 TTDPA (Ger.: TTDSG), consent is not required if the storage of information in the end user's terminal equipment or access to in-formation already stored in the end user's terminal equipment is absolutely necessary for the provider of a Telemedia service to be able to provide a Telemedia service expressly requested by the user. You can see from the cookie settings which cookies are to be classified as absolutely necessary (often also referred to as "technically necessary cookies") and therefore fall under the exception of §25 Para.2 TTDPA (Ger.: TTDSG) and therefore do not require consent.
When cookies are used, the following data is stored and transmitted:
Session IDs and individual cookie IDs.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies results from Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The purpose of the use of technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of our website. We point out that isolated functions of our website can only be offered by using cookies.
According to the EU General Data Protection Regulation, you have the following rights as a data subject:
1. Right to information
You have the right to receive information from us as the responsible party as to whether and which personal data concerning you are processed by us, as well as further information in accordance with the legal requirements under Art. 13, 14 DSGVO.
You could assert your right to information at: datenschutz(at)@edsgroup.de
2. Right to rectification
If the personal data processed by us and concerning you is incorrect or incomplete, you have a right to rectification and/or completion vis-à-vis us. The correction will be made without delay.
3. Right to restriction
You have the right to restrict the processing of personal data concerning you in accordance with the legal provisions (Art. 18 DSGVO).
4. Right to deletion
If the reasons outlined in Art. 17 DSGVO apply, you may request that the personal data concerning you be deleted without delay.
We would like to point out that the right to erasure does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary for one of the exceptional circumstances mentioned in Art. 17(3).
5. Right to information
If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing, we are obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Furthermore, you have the right to be informed about these recipients.
6. Right to data portability
According to the GDPR, you also have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that has been provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another controller.
7. Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law
You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. We point out that the revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.
8. Right of objection
Furthermore, you have the right to object to the processing of your data at any time for reasons. situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to you that is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. e or f DSGVO.
9. Automated decision in individual cases including profiling
Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, you also have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.
10. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Finally, if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, workplace or the place of the alleged infringement.
The GDPR ensures an equally high level of data protection within the European Union. When selecting our service providers, we therefore rely on European partners wherever possible when your personal data is being processed. Within some exceptions we may process personal data outside the EU through third-party services. This may only be the case where the special requirements in accordance with Art. 44 et. seq. GDPR are fully met. This means that the processing of your data may then only take place when the third country has been declared to ensure an adequate level of protection by the European Commission or if the European Standard Contractual Clauses have been signed.
EU-US Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework
Within the framework of the so-called "Data Privacy Framework" (DPF), the EU Com-mission has also recognized the level of data protection for certain companies from the U.S. as safe within the framework of the adequacy decision of 10.07.2023. The list of certified companies as well as further information on the DPF can be found on the website of the U.S. Department of Commerce at https://www.dataprivacyframework.gov/s/participant-search.
Integration of Google Maps
We use Google Maps offer on our website. This allows us to show you interactive maps right on the website and allow you to conveniently use the map feature.
By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage for our website. In addition, the information referred to in Section IV of this statement will be transmitted to Google. This is done regardless whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to, or if there is no user account. When you're logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for advertising, market research and/or needs-based website design. This type of an evaluation is carried out (even for users who are not logged in) for the purpose of providing appropriate advertising and to inform other users of the
social network about your activities on our website. You have a right of objection to the formation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this right.
This website uses a version of Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc ("Google"). On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use anonymized information to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activity.
For the anonymous evaluation, a script is used which collects the statistical data (esp. the following: Resolution and color depth of the screen, resolution of the browser window, title, URL and character set of the page accessed, referrer, user agent) is anonymized directly without being stored. This anonymized statistical data is then evaluated by Google Analytics in accordance with data protection regulations. No connection is established between the website visitors and Google's servers.
The legal basis for the aforementioned data processing (i.e. the anonymization of the data) is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is to analyze the use of our website anonymously and to be able to improve it regularly. Through the anonymously obtained statistics, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user.
Information of the third party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.
User Terms: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html ,
You can prevent the collection of your analysis data by clicking on the following link: https://www.edsgroup.de/de/datenschutz.html
An opt-out cookie will be set, which will prevent the collection of your data during future visits to this website in your current browser."
On our website you can find a form that you can use to contact us. The data you enter is transmitted to us, and we process it for communication purposes. This data includes:
Company (optional), First name, Name, Telephone number, E-mail address, Message
The following data is also stored once your message has been sent:
IP address, Date and time of registration
It is also possible to contact us via the provided email address. In this case, your personal data is transmitted via e-mail will then be processed by us. A transfer of your data to third parties will not take place in this context; your data will be processed exclusively for communication purposes.
Communication via e-mail or through our contact form regularly concerns contracts or the initiation of such. Therefore, the legal basis for processing your personal data in this context is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. b GDPR.
If further personal data is processed within the communication process, this only serves the prevention of misuse of our contact form and to ensure the security of our systems. Your data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for achieving the purpose it was processed for. Regarding the contact form and e-mail communication, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation has ended when the circumstances re-veal, that all relevant facts have been clarified. Additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.