• Pattern Science AG
    Gewerbepark Birkenhain 1
    63579 Freigericht
    Germany

Data Protection

Contact details of the company

CID GmbH
Gewerbepark Birkenhain 1
63579 Freigericht
Germany
Phone +49 (0)6051 8846-0
Fax +49 (0)6051 8846-480
Email info@cid.com

Contact details of the Data Protection Officer

Thomas Kolb LL.M., external Data Protection Officer
kolbcom GmbH
Augustaanlage 22
68165 Mannheim
Germany
Fax: +49 (0)621/121829-32
Email: info@kolbcom.de

Welcome to our website! The protection of your data is very important to us. We would therefore like to inform you below about how we process your personal data.

Categories of data; data sources

Principally, we will process the personal data which are communicated to us within the context of an inquiry, a pre-contractual legal relationship or a contractual relationship. In individual cases, and when necessary for fulfilment of contract, we may also process personal data gathered admissibly from publicly accessible sources (e.g. commercial registers, records of debtors, Internet) or which were communicated to us admissibly by third parties (e.g. credit agencies).

In doing so, this may involve data about the person concerned (name, date of birth, authorised representative), address data (address, email address, contact person), financial data (accountholder’s name, IBAN, BIC), contractual data (contractual period, performances purchased, cancellations), communication data (written correspondence, email correspondence), advertising data (advertising correspondence) as well as other, comparable categories of personal data.

General processing of data relating to visitors of our website

It is principally possible to use our website without having to provide personal data.

We nevertheless point out that, in these cases as well, access data are collected and saved in the server logfiles. The following data, in particular, are involved here:

  • type and version of your browser
  • operating system
  • the website from which you are visiting us
  • date and time of your visit
  • your IP address

We evaluate this information exclusively in anonymised form to repulse attacks and improve our offering (processing of personal data in the context of a balancing of interests pursuant to Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR) and erase it thereafter. We cannot use the data to trace back to you personally, neither are the data combined with other data.

Should concrete indications of unlawful usage arise, however, we reserve the right to evaluate the data subsequently.

Contacting us

If you contact us by email or via a form provided on our website, we will process the personal data you provide us to answer your inquiry. We will erase the data once your inquiry has been conclusively dealt with, provided that the data are not subject to any contractual or statutory retention period.

Processing of personal data subject to consent (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR)

In individual cases, we will procure your consent to certain specifically stated purposes connected with the data collection (e.g. inquiry via a contact form, opening a customer account, ordering a newsletter).

Your data shall only be processed if you provide us your consent. Under certain circumstances, the processing of your request may not be possible without provision of your consent, and that the processing must therefore be made conditional thereon. The data will be processed exclusively for the expressly stated purpose(s).

You can withdraw your provided consent at any time with effect for the future. The withdrawal has no influence on the lawfulness of the processing before your consent was withdrawn.

Contact form

If you send us an inquiry via our contact form, we will process the data you provide us – by virtue of your consent pursuant to Article 6 (1)(a) GDPR – to handle your inquiry. Your data will principally be erased after the handling of your inquiry, provided that the data are not subject to any contractual or statutory retention period. If you send us information of a contractually relevant nature, we will transfer this to our system for existing customer relationships.

Consent provided may be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future by means of the contact possibilities offered on our website.

Processing of personal data for performance of contract (Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR)

If you enter into a contract with us, we will use personal data to the extent needed for performance of contract, respectively for implementing pre-contractual measures. The purposes of the data processing shall be determined by the concrete contents of the contract which you will find in the contractual documents.

Processing of personal data in the context of a balancing of interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR)

We process personal data in the context of a balancing of interests provided this is necessary to safeguard our interests and / or the interests of third parties.

Examples if such purposes are:

  • ensuring the IT security and integrity of our systems
  • preventing or investigating criminal offences,
  • asserting / repulsing legal claims

Use of cookies

During your visit to our website, cookies may be used on some of the pages. These are text files which are saved on your computer and enable, amongst others, a user-friendly visit to our website.

We set cookies on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR and pursue the following legitimate interests in doing so:

  • enabling usage of special functions
  • (pseudonymised) analysis of the user’s behaviour in order to optimise our website
  • improving the attractiveness and user-friendliness of our website
  • improving our portfolio’s composition and its alignment with customers’ needs.

Cookies are used in the framework of so-called usage profiles. In doing so, you are assigned a pseudonym under which the usage data are saved. Your IP address is saved exclusively in truncated form so that a personal association between you and your usage profile is no longer possible.

Most of the cookies we use are deleted from your computer after your browser is closed (session cookies). Other types of cookies may remain on you computer, and enable us, by virtue of the created usage profile, to recognise your computer again when you next visit our website (persistent cookies).

On our website, cookies are used exclusively by ourselves, and not by third parties, with the exception of third-party cookies which are expressly named in this Data Protection Statement. You can configure your browser to inform you when cookies are being placed, and decide in each case whether to accept them, or whether to reject cookies only in certain cases or in general. If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

Creation of pseudonymised usage profiles for web analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analytics service provided by Google Inc. of 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files placed on your computer that enable an analysis of the way you use the website. The information which the cookie generates about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to a server of Google in the USA, where it will be saved. If IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, Google will, however, truncate your IP address beforehand within a Member State of the European Union or in other States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will your complete IP address be transmitted to a server of Google in the United States and there be truncated.

Google will use this information on behalf of this website’s operator to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage for the website operator. The IP address that your browser transfers in the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate configuration in your browser; please note, however, that, if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may also prevent collection of the information regarding your website usage (including your IP address) which is generated by the cookie for Google, as well as the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de)
You can also prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will set an opt-out cookie which will prevent collection of your data with future effect when visiting this website:
Google Analytics deaktivieren
Please note that, if you delete your cookies, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and you may possibly have to re-enable it.

For further details about the terms and conditions of use, and about data protection, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/. Google Analytics was configured with the code “anonymizeIp” on our website to be able to render your IP addresses in anonymised form (so-called IP masking).

Use of Google Fonts

We use Google Fonts to display external fonts. This service is offered by Google Inc. of 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). In this connection, a server call is made during which data, including your IP address and the page from which the call is made, are transferred to a server of Google in the USA. Details of how these data are processed by Google are not known to us.

For further information, please visit Google’s websites at the following links:
https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq
https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Forwarding of data

We forward data to other third parties if, and provided that, we have charged these with the execution of tasks. Data will only be forwarded if this is necessary for fulfilment of the assigned tasks.

We work together with the following organisations:

  • Google Inc. of 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

Data are forwarded in the framework of a contract for commissioned processing which provides for compliance with all statutory data-protection requirements.

Apart from that, data are only forwarded when so required by law, such as the statutory duty to provide information to law enforcement agencies.

Duration of data storage

We will erase your personal data forthwith, as soon as that data are no longer needed for fulfilling contractual or legal obligations.

Personal data will be stored for at least as long as is needed to fulfil contractual duties and exercise contractual rights. This time period can exceed the actual contractual period as the data could remain relevant after the end of the contract in a limitation-period context. Moreover, an erasure is only possible after expiry of any limitation periods provided for under fiscal and commercial law.

The criteria for the storage periods of cookies can be found in the relevant section of this Data Protection Statement.

Rights of data subjects

In your capacity as the data subject of the processed personal data, you have the following rights:
You have the right to demand confirmation as to whether personal data are processed. If this is the case, you have the right to information about the personal data and the specific information set out under Article 15 GDPR.

You have the right to demand of the controller that inaccurate personal data concerning your person be rectified without undue delay and that incomplete personal data be completed (Article 16 DGPR).

You have the right to demand of the controller that personal data concerning your person be erased without undue delay provided that one of the specific grounds under Article 17 GDPR applies, e.g. when the data are no longer needed for the pursued purpose (right to erasure).

You have the right to demand of the controller that processing be restricted where one of the conditions set out under Article 18 GDPR is satisfied, e.g. if you have objected to the processing, for the duration of the investigation by the controller.

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning your person. The controller with then no longer process the personal data unless the controller can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves to establish, exercise or defend legal claims (Article 21 GDPR).

With respect to exercising your rights, you may contact us at any time by means of the contact possibilities offered on our website.

Right to lodge a complaint

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to your person infringes GDPR (Article 77 GDPR). You may assert this right with a supervisory authority in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement. In the regional state of Hesse (Germany), the competent supervisory authority is the Data Protection Officer of the Regional State of Hesse (Hessischer Datenschutzbeauftragter).

For further information, please visit the following link: http://www.datenschutz.hessen.de/

You may naturally also contact us directly, should you be dissatisfied or have questions about data protection. The fastest possibility is to get in touch with our internal contact for data protection matters as follows:
Thomas Kolb LL.M., external Data Protection Officer
kolbcom GmbH
Augustaanlage 22
68165 Mannheim
Germany
Fax: +49 (0)621/121829-32
Email: info@kolbcom.de

Obligation to provide data

Certain personal data will be required to execute a contractual relationship. Should you fail to provide the data designated as mandatory, it will generally not be possible to enter into contract.