PRIVACY STATEMENT

Data Protection Statement

  1.  Responsible authority, bases, purpose

All personal data involved will be stored and processed by us in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMA). The Controller under the Data Protection laws and the service provider under the Telemedia Act is:

 

UScale GmbH

wizemann.space

Quellenstraße 7a

70367 Stuttgart

+49 711 6200 140

contact@uscale.digital

 

The legal bases for processing personal data are Articles 6 (1) point (a), (b) and (f) GDPR and §15 TMA.

Whenever data can be entered on our website, such as when requesting a quote, subscribing to a newsletter or using a contact form, certain fields are marked as “mandatory information”. With these fields, we collect only the data required for contractual performance or to implement the desired action. Of course, you can provide us with additional data if you like.

Your personal data will be used and stored in order to perform the contract with you or to implement the desired action (such as making a quote or answering a contact request) and for promotional purposes (please also read paragraph 2 below). As soon as the personal data is no longer required to fulfil the purpose, it will be deleted. Where statutory retention requirements exist, the data will be blocked until the expiry of the retention requirements and then deleted.

  1. Promotional activities; e-mail newsletters in particular

You may object at any time to the use of your personal data for promotional purposes in writing, by fax, by e-mail or by telephone – in each case with effect for the future – or revoke any consent given to us in this respect.
In particular, this applies to e-mail newsletters with information on our products and services, for example. We only send you e-mail newsletters if you have consented to the use of your data for this or if we have a legitimate interest (in particular for direct marketing) pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. You can unsubscribe from an e-mail newsletter at any time with effect for the future either by pressing the link provided in each e-mail newsletter or by contacting us via the contact details provided.

  1.  Transfer of data to third parties

Your personal data in principle will only be disclosed to those individuals involved in handling your request, processing your order and sending the newsletter. A transfer of your personal data to third parties occurs only to the extent required for the purpose of fulfilling the contract, or you have expressly consented to the disclosure or the data protection law allows for such. However, only the required data will be transferred.

  1. Rights of those concerned

Under certain conditions, you have the right to receive information free of charge about the data we have stored about you, to have incorrect data corrected and to require the deletion or restriction of processing and the transferability of your personal data.

You may object to the processing of data for direct marketing at any time; as well you may object to the processing of data based on Art. 6 (1) point f on grounds relating to your particular situation at any time with effect for the future.

In some cases, however, we are not permitted to completely delete user data, due to legal retention requirements. We would also like to draw your attention to your right of appeal to the Baden-Württemberg State Commissioner for the Protection of Data and Freedom of Information.

5.    Use of Cookies

We use cookies on various pages so that you can navigate the website and use its functions, where applicable for example when accessing password-protected areas. Without these cookies, we cannot provide you with certain services requested by you (Article 6(1) point 1(b) GDPR).

 

Pursuant to Article 6(1) point 1(f) GDPR, we also use cookies to improve the functionality and service of the website, to compile statistics on how our website is used and to see how effective our marketing campaigns are. In addition, cookies make it possible to remember previous information about a visit (such as user name, language) in order to provide customized services to the user. Cookies are also used to design our website based on needs; for this, pseudonym usage profiles are created, if necessary, to enable analysis of your use of the website.

Cookies involve small text files stored on your computer. Most cookies used by us are deleted from your hard drive after the end of the browser session (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer and enable us to recognize your computer on your next visit (so-called persistent cookies). Of course, you also have the opportunity to view our website without cookies. Most browsers accept cookies automatically.
You can set your browser to notify you about cookie settings; this makes the use of cookies clear to you.
You can revoke your consent given to us or object to the data processing at any time. The easiest way to do this is to prevent cookie storage on your hard disk by selecting “Do not accept cookies” in the browser settings. However, in this case, you may not be able to fully use all the features of our website.

  1.  Logs

When you access our page, the access data is stored on the server. This includes data such as the browser type and version, the operating system used, the web page previously visited, the server request’s access date and time, and the client’s file request (filename and URL). We use this data for statistical evaluations, anonymized so that no attribution to the respective user occurs. The purpose of this data processing is to enable the website to be accessed and displayed correctly on your device and to optimize our website. In this respect, there is a justified interest on our part. The legal basis for this processing are Art. 6 para 1 point f GDPR and § 15 TMA.

  1. Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, Kalifornien, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files saved on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by a server run by Google in the United States.

 

Google LLC is certified according to the “EU-US-Privacy-Shield” (can be found at https://www.privacyshield.gov/list under the search term “Google”). The “Privacy Shield” is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA to ensure compliance with European data protection standards in the USA.

IP-anonymisation has  been activated on this website, so Google will truncate the IP-address of users in European Union member states or in other states that are parties to the European Economic Area Agreement in advance. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP-address transmitted to and truncated on one of Google’s servers in the United States.

On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, for the purpose of compiling reports on the website activities and rendering services to the website administrator with respect to website and Internet usage. In this case, pseudonymous user profiles can be created. The IP-address transmitted by your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You may prevent the installation of cookies by selecting “do not accept cookies” on your browser, however please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website.

You may also prevent the data generated by the cookie with respect to your website usage (including your IP-address) from being recorded and processed by Google by simply downloading and installing the browser plugin to disable Google Analytics available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

For browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link (=> deactivate Google Analytics) to set an opt-out cookie to prevent future collection by Google Analytics within this website. Please note that this opt-out cookie only works in this browser and only for this domain. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click the link again.

The analysis of the use of the website represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of the relevant legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

For further information on the usage of your personal data through Google for advertising purposes, possibilities of adjustment and contradiction, please refer to the websites of Google, for example: