We are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection is a particularly high priority for the management of KingVolk GmbH. The use of the websites of KingVolk GmbH is generally possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to use special services provided by our enterprise via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If processing of personal data is necessary and if there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain the consent of the data subject.
As the controller, KingVolk GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.
• a) Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as “data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
• b) Data subject
Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller.
• c) Processing
Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction
• d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
• e) Profiling
Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.
• f) Pseudonymisation
Pseudonymisation means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person
• g) Controller
Controller means 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 determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
• h) Processor
Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
• i) Recipient
Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data is disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.
• j) Third parties
Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.
• k) Consent
Consent of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
2. Name and address of the controller
Controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:
Ronheider Weg 72a
52066 Aachen, Germany
Phone +49 241 4125260
The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.
4. Collection of general data and information
The website of KingVolk GmbH collects a series of general data and information each time a data subject or automated system calls up the website. These general data and information are stored in the server’s log files. The (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider, (8) other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems, may be collected.
When using these general data and information, KingVolk GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimise the content of our website and advertising for it, (3) ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber-attack. Therefore, KingVolk GmbH analyses anonymously collected data and information statistically with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
5. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The controller processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or if this has been provided for by the European legislator or another legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.
If the storage purpose no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
6. Rights of the data subject
• a) Right to confirmation
The data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to request confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may at any time contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller.
• b) Right to information
The data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to receive free information about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of this information from the controller at any time. In addition, the European legislator has granted the data subject information about the following information:
• the processing purposes
• the categories of personal data that are processed
• the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations
• if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
• the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning them or to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
• the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
• if the personal data is not collected from the data subject: All available information about the origin of the data
• the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved as well as the scope and intended effects of such processing on the data subject.
Furthermore, the data subject shall have a right to information as to whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject shall also have the right to obtain information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transmission.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may at any time contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller.
• c) Right to rectification
Every person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator to request the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may at any time contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller.
• d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
Any person subject to the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure without delay of personal data concerning him or her, provided that one of the following grounds applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:
• The personal data has been collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
• The data subject withdraws his or her consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
• The data subject opposes processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing, or the data subject opposes processing pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR.
• The personal data has been processed unlawfully.
• The erasure of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
• The personal data has been collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8(1) GDPR.
If one of the above-mentioned reasons applies and a data subject wishes to have personal data stored at KingVolk GmbH erased, he or she may contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller. The Data Protection Officer of KingVolk GmbH shall arrange for the request for erasure to be complied with without delay.
If the personal data has been made public by KingVolk GmbH and our company is obliged to erase the personal data in accordance with Article 17(1) GDPR, KingVolk GmbH shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other controllers who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data from these other controllers, insofar as processing is not necessary. The Data Protection Officer of KingVolk GmbH or another employee will take the necessary steps in individual cases.
• e) Right to restriction of processing
Any person subject to the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator to require the data controller to restrict the processing if one of the following conditions is met:
• The accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the data subject for a period that enables the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
• The processing is unlawful, the data subject rejects the erasure of the personal data and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted.
• The data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
• The data subject has lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the data controller outweigh those of the data subject.
If one of the above conditions is fulfilled and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by KingVolk GmbH, he or she may contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller at any time. The Data Protection Officer of KingVolk GmbH or another employee will arrange for the processing to be restricted.
• f) Right to data portability
Any data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to receive the personal data concerning him or her provided by the data subject to a controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. It shall also have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance by the controller to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that the processing is based on consent in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR or on a contract in accordance with Article 6(1)(b) GDPR and that the processing is carried out using automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority conferred on the controller.
Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) GDPR, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, provided that this is technically feasible and provided that the rights and freedoms of other persons are not affected thereby.
In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact the Data Protection Officer appointed by KingVolk GmbH or another employee.
• g) Right to object
The data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning him or her pursuant to Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
In the event of an objection, KingVolk GmbH will no longer process the personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If KingVolk GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for such marketing. This also applies to profiling, as far as it is related to such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to KingVolk GmbH to the processing for direct marketing purposes, KingVolk GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
Furthermore, the data subject has the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out at KingVolk GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) GDPR for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, unless such processing is necessary to fulfil a task in the public interest.
In order to exercise the right of objection, the data subject may directly contact the Data Protection Officer of KingVolk GmbH or another employee. The data subject shall also be free to exercise his or her right of objection in relation to the use of information society services by means of automated procedures using technical specifications, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.
• h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
The data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has legal effect on him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) is admissible under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and that law contains adequate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject or (3) is made with the express consent of the data subject.
If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller or (2) is taken with the express consent of the data subject, KingVolk GmbH shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the controller, to state his or her own position and to challenge the decision. If the data subject wishes to assert rights relating to automated decision-making, he or she may contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller at any time
• i) Right to withdraw data protection consent
The data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw consent, he or she may contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller at any time.
7. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymisation function)
The controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics means the acquisition, collection and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analytics service collects, among other things, data about which website a data subject came to a website from (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. Web analytics is mainly used to optimise a website and to analyse the cost-benefit of Internet advertising.
The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The controller uses the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analytics via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is truncated and anonymised by Google if access to our websites takes place from a Member State of the European Union or from another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us that show the activities on our websites and to provide other services related to the use of our website.
Google Analytics sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyse the use of our website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical procedure, Google gains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which Google serves, among other things, to trace the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission settlements.
The cookie stores personal information, such as the access time, the location from which access originated and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject. Each time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States. This personal data is stored by Google in the USA. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical procedure to third parties.
The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, as already described above, and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.
Further information and the applicable privacy policies of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.
8. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Google Fonts
We use Google Fonts on our website. These are the “Google fonts” of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
You do not have to log in or store a password to use Google fonts. Furthermore, no cookies are stored in your browser. The files (CSS, fonts) are requested via the Google domains fonts.googleapis.com and fonts.gstatic.com. According to Google, requests for CSS and fonts are completely separate from all other Google services. If you have a Google Account, you do not need to worry that your Google Account data will be transmitted to Google while using Google Fonts. Google records the use of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and the fonts used and stores this data securely. We will take a closer look at what data storage looks like in detail.
What are Google Fonts?
Google Fonts (formerly Google Web Fonts) is a directory with over 800 fonts that Google LLC makes available to its users free of charge.
Many of these fonts are published under the SIL Open Font License, while others have been released under the Apache license. Both are free software licenses.
Why do we use Google Fonts on our website?
With Google Fonts, we can use fonts on our own website and do not have to upload them to our own server. Google Fonts is an important building block to keep the quality of our website high. All Google fonts are automatically optimised for the web and this saves data volume and is a great advantage especially for use on mobile devices. When you visit our site, the low file size ensures a fast loading time. Furthermore, Google Fonts are secure web fonts. Different image synthesis systems (rendering) in different browsers, operating systems and mobile devices can lead to errors. Such errors can visually distort texts or entire websites in some cases. Thanks to the fast Content Delivery Network (CDN), there are no cross-platform problems with Google Fonts. Google Fonts supports all popular browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera) and works reliably on most modern mobile operating systems, including Android 2.2+ and iOS 4.2+ (iPhone, iPad, iPod). We use Google Fonts so as to present our entire online service in the most attractive and consistent way.
What data is stored by Google?
When you visit our website, the fonts are reloaded via a Google server. Through this external call, data is transmitted to the Google servers. In this way, Google also recognises that you or your IP address visits our website. The Google Fonts API was developed to reduce the use, storage and collection of end-user data to what is necessary for proper provision of fonts. By the way, API stands for “Application Programming Interface” and serves, among other things, as a data transmitter in the software sector.
Google Fonts securely stores CSS and font requests on Google and is therefore protected. Through the collected usage figures, Google can determine how well the individual fonts are received. Google publishes the results on internal analytics pages, such as Google Analytics. In addition, Google also uses data from its own web crawler to determine which websites use Google fonts. This data is published in the BigQuery database of Google Fonts. Entrepreneurs and developers use the Google web service BigQuery to investigate and move large amounts of data.
However, it should also be borne in mind that with every Google Font request, information such as language settings, IP address, browser version, screen resolution and name of the browser are also automatically transmitted to the Google servers. Whether this data is also stored is not clearly detectable or is not clearly communicated by Google.
For how long and where is the data stored?
Google stores requests for CSS assets for one day on its servers, which are mainly located outside the EU. This allows us to use the fonts using a Google style sheet. A style sheet is a format template that allows you to easily and quickly change the design or font of a web page, for instance.
The font files are stored on Google for one year. Google thus pursues the goal of fundamentally improving the loading time of websites. If millions of websites refer to the same fonts, they are cached after the first visit and immediately reappear on all other websites visited later. Sometimes Google updates font files to reduce file size, increase language coverage, and improve design.
How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
The data that Google stores for a day or a year cannot simply be deleted. The data is automatically transmitted to Google when the page is accessed. In order to delete this data prematurely, you must contact Google support at https://support.google.com/?hl=de&tid=231582629664. In this case, you can only prevent data storage if you do not visit our site.
Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unlimited access to all fonts. So we can access a wealth of fonts without limitation and thus get the most out of our website. More about Google Fonts and other questions can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq? tid=231582629664. Although Google addresses data protection-related matters there, detailed information about data storage is not included. It is relatively difficult to get precise information about stored data from Google.
You can also read which data is generally collected by Google and what this data is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/
9. Legal basis for processing
Article 6 (1)(a) GDPR serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, in processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of any other service or consideration, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(b) GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation that requires the processing of personal data, such as to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(c) GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were injured and then their name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third parties. Then the processing would be based on Article 6(1)(d) GDPR.
Ultimately, processing operations may be based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal grounds are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they were specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital 47, sentence 2 GDPR).
10. Legitimate interests in processing pursued by the controller or a third party
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.
11. Storage duration of personal data
The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the expiry of the period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.
12. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision
We inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner).
In some cases, it may be necessary for the conclusion of a contract that a data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data when our company concludes a contract with him or her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded.
Prior to the provision of personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact our data protection officer. Our data protection officer will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is prescribed by law or contract or required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the failure to provide the personal data would have.
13. Existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.