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# Privacy Policy #

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[→Deutsch](eu-dsgvo.md)
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## TL;DR ##

Actual data storage on this web site:

### Declaration according to § 13 TMG ###

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All data retained on this site are stored in Germany.  This means that all
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accesses are captured at [DE-CIX](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DE-CIX) and
processed by the
[BND](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Intelligence_Service_%28Germany%29)
with [XKeyscore](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XKeyscore), and if they match a
selector, will be stored and possibly shared with partners, for example
[NSA](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency) or
[GCHQ](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_Communications_Headquarters).
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By encrypting all traffic, we minimize the impact for you.  Therefore we use
[HSTS](https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_Strict_Transport_Security) and
[HPKP](https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_Public_Key_Pinning), to tell your
browser that we encrypt and which key we use.  Your browser stores this
information for several months to prevent eavesdropping.
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If you log into Fossil, you'll get a cookie set.  If you navigate in Fossil,
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you also may get a cookie set (depends on what you do).  Similar for gitlab.
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Tickets can be created anonymously and deleted by hand upon request. Never
enter any personal data into the ticket system!

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IP addresses are shorted to 3 bytes (IPv4) resp. 5 bytes (IPv6) before stored
in the log.  The logs are deleted after 12 weeks.

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Received e-mails with useful contents will be (as usual) stored permanently,
including the header with metadata.  We assume that the sender gives us the
permission by sending e-mail to us.  E-mail is a store&forward protocol,
i.e. all relays in the path will store the e-mail at least temporarily.  No,
we don't delegate e-mail transmission to a third party, but the e-mail server
of the sender could do so.  We therefore strongly recommend encrypting your
mails.

We don't respond to e-mails with this GDPR explanation, as From: addresses in
e-mails still are spoofed in Spam, and the innocent person mentioned there
shouldn't suffer from being spammed with our GDPR document.
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## Welcome ##

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We are very delighted that you have shown interest in our enterprise. Data
protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of the net2o
secure communication. The use of the Internet pages of the net2o secure
communication is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if
a data subject wants to use special enterprise services via our website,
processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of
personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such
processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or
telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General
Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific
data protection regulations applicable to the net2o secure communication. By
means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform
the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we
collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of
this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.

As the controller, the net2o secure communication has implemented numerous
technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection
of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data
transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may
not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer
personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone or net2o, our
secure communication protocoll.

## 1. Definitions ##

The data protection declaration of the net2o secure communication is based on
the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data
Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be
legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our customers
and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to first explain the
terminology used.

In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following terms:

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### a) Personal data ###
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Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable
natural person (“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.

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### b) Data subject ###
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Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal
data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.

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### c) Processing ###
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Processing is 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.

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### d) Restriction of processing ###
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Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim
of limiting their processing in the future.

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### e) Profiling ###
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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.

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### f) Pseudonymisation ###
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Pseudonymisation is 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 are not attributed to an identified or
identifiable natural person.

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### g) Controller or controller responsible for the processing ###
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Controller or controller responsible for the processing is 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.

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

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### i) Recipient ###
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Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another
body, to which the personal data are 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; the processing of those data by those
public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection
rules according to the purposes of the processing.

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### j) Third party ###
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Third party is 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.

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### k) Consent ###
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Consent of the data subject is 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 for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),
other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union
and other provisions related to data protection is:

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    net2o secure communication
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    Wilbrechtstr. 85
    81477 München
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    Deutschland
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    Phone: +𝟦𝟫‧𝟪𝟫‧𝟦𝟣 𝟣𝟧 𝟦𝟨 𝟧𝟧

    Email: bernd (at) net2o (dot) de

    Website: net2o.de
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    net2o ID: kQusJzA;7*?t=uy@X}1GWr!+0qqp_Cn176t4(dQ*


## 3. Cookies ##

The Internet pages of the net2o secure communication use cookies. Cookies are
text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many Internet sites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called
cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a
character string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to
the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows
visited Internet sites and servers to differentiate the individual browser of
the dats subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A
specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique
cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, the net2o secure communication can provide the
users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be
possible without the cookie setting.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be
optimized with the user in mind. Cookies allow us, as previously mentioned, to
recognize our website users. The purpose of this recognition is to make it
easier for users to utilize our website. The website user that uses cookies,
e.g. does not have to enter access data each time the website is accessed,
because this is taken over by the website, and the cookie is thus stored on
the user's computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart
in an online shop. The online store remembers the articles that a customer has
placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our
website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and
may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set
cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software
programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data
subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not
all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

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## 3a. HSTS & HPKP ##

We advise your browser when visiting this site to memorize that this site is
only reachable encrypted, and to memorize the key used for the
encryption. This information is stored by your browser and it will not try
later to open an unencrypted information. To delete this information please
consult the manual of your browser.

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## 4. Collection of general data and information ##

The website of the net2o secure communication collects a series of general
data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the
website. This general data and information are stored in the server log
files. Collected may be (1) the 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, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an
Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of
the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may
be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, the net2o secure communication
does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information
is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize
the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the
long-term viability of our information technology systems and website
technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information
necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, the
net2o secure communication analyzes anonymously collected data and information
statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data
security of our enterprise, and to 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 erasure and blocking of personal data ##

The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data
subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as
far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws
or regulations to which the controller is subject to.

If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by
the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal
data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.

## 6. Rights of the data subject ##

### a) Right of confirmation ###

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to
obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether or not personal data
concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail
himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any
employee of the controller.

### b) Right of access ###

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to
obtain from the controller free information about his or her personal data
stored at any time and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European
directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following
information:

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* the purposes of the processing;
* the categories of personal data concerned;
* the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have
  been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or
  international organisations;
* where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be
  stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
* the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or
  erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data
  concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing;
* the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory
  authority;
* where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any
  available information as to their source;
* the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred
  to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases,
  meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the
  significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data
  subject.
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Furthermore, the data subject shall have a right to obtain information as to
whether personal data are transferred to a third country or to an
international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject shall
have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the
transfer.

If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of access, he or she
may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

### c) Right to rectification ###

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to
obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate
personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the
processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal
data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she
may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

### d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten) ###

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to
obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her
without undue delay, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase
personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies,
as long as the processing is not necessary:

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* The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for
  which they were collected or otherwise processed.
* The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based
  according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of
  Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the
  processing.
* The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of
  the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the
  processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to
  Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
* The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
* The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in
  Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
* The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of
  information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.
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If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to
request the erasure of personal data stored by the net2o secure communication,
he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. An
employee of net2o secure communication shall promptly ensure that the erasure
request is complied with immediately.

Where the controller has made personal data public and is obliged pursuant to
Article 17(1) to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of
available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable
steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing
the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such
controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data,
as far as processing is not required. An employees of the net2o secure
communication will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.

### e) Right of restriction of processing ###

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to
obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the
following applies:

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* The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a
  period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal
  data.
* The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the
  personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use instead.
* The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the
  processing, but they are required by the data subject for the
  establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
* The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of
  the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the
  controller override those of the data subject.
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If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to
request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by the net2o
secure communication, he or she may at any time contact any employee of the
controller. The employee of the net2o secure communication will arrange the
restriction of the processing.

### f) Right to data portability ###

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to
receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a
controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or
she shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without
hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided,
as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article
6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract
pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is
carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for
the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the
exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to
Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have
personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where
technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights
and freedoms of others.

In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any
time contact any employee of the net2o secure communication.

### g) Right to object ###

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to
object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time,
to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point
(e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based
on these provisions.

The net2o secure communication shall no longer process the personal data in
the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate
grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms
of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal
claims.

If the net2o secure communication processes personal data for direct marketing
purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to
processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This
applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct
marketing. If the data subject objects to the net2o secure communication to
the processing for direct marketing purposes, the net2o secure communication
will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her
particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him
or her by the net2o secure communication for scientific or historical research
purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR,
unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out
for reasons of public interest.

In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any
employee of the net2o secure communication. In addition, the data subject is
free in the context of the use of information society services, and
notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by
automated means using technical specifications.

### h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling ###

Each 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 produces legal effects concerning him or her, or similarly
significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision (1) is not is
necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the
data subject and a data controller, or (2) is not authorised by Union or
Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down
suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and
legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the data subject's explicit
consent.

If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a
contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) it is based on
the data subject's explicit consent, the net2o secure communication shall
implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and
freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human
intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of
view and contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated
individual decision-making, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee
of the net2o secure communication.

### i) Right to withdraw data protection consent ###

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to
withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any
time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he
or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the net2o secure
communication.

## 7. Legal basis for the processing ##

Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for
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 party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations
are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the
processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such
processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual
measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or
services. Is our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of
personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the
processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of
personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data
subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if
a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data
or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or
other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d
GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f
GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered
by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the
purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third
party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or
fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection
of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible
because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. He
considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is
a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).

## 8. The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party ##

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR our
legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favor of the well-being of
all our employees and the shareholders.

## 9. Period for which the personal data will be stored ##

The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the
respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the
corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary
for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.

## 10. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data ##

We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law
(e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions
(e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary
to conclude a contract that the data subject provides us with personal data,
which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example,
obliged to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract
with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would have the
consequence that the contract with the data subject could not be
concluded. Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data
subject must contact any employee. The employee clarifies to the data subject
whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or
is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an
obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of non-provision
of the personal data.

## 11. Existence of automated decision-making ##

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or
profiling.

This Privacy Policy has been generated by the Privacy Policy Generator of the
DGD - Your External DPO that was developed in cooperation with German Lawyers
from WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE, Cologne.