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Privacy notice

Please note: pursuant to Section F of this website's legal notice, the terms of use as well as all legal relationships regarding the use of this website are subject to and governed by the law of the Federal Republic of Germany. Therefore, this privacy notice's German version (Datenschutzerklärung) in its entirety is legally binding and takes precedence over the corresponding English version, i.e., the following document, in its entirety. This privacy notice's English version solely serves the purpose of a translation. Accordingly, the German version is controlling regarding any potential incompatibilities including potential inconsistencies and potential contradictions between this privacy notice's German and English version.

A.Name and address of the controller

As defined in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national Member State privacy laws as well as other statutory privacy provisions, the controller is:

Benjamin Y. Koch
Kaiserstraße 105
44135 Dortmund
Deutschland

+49 231 8779501
hey@benjaminko.ch
benjaminko.ch.

B.Name and address of the data protection officer

This controller's data protection officer is:

Benjamin Y. Koch
Kaiserstraße 105
44135 Dortmund
Deutschland

+49 231 8779501
privacy@benjaminko.ch
benjaminko.ch.

C.General provisions regarding data processing

I.Scope of the processing of personal data

In principle, I process my users' personal data solely to the extent necessary for the provision of a functioning website as well as my contents and services. The processing of my users' personal data is generally carried out only after the user's consent. An exception applies in those cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for matters of fact and the data processing is permitted under statutory provisions.

II.Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Where I obtain the data subject's consent for processing operations of personal data, point (a) of Art. 6(1) GDPR serves as the legal basis. Point (b) of Art. 6(1) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party. This also applies to processing operations necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. Where the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which I am subject, point (c) of Art. 6(1) GDPR serves as the legal basis. In the case that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person necessitate the processing of personal data, point (d) of Art. 6(1) GDPR serves as the legal basis. Where the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of me or a third party and where the data subject's interests, fundamental rights, and fundamental freedoms do not override the first-mentioned interest, point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing.

III.Data erasure and storage period

The data subject's personal data must be erased or made unavailable as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. Storage may also be carried out where the European or national legislator has provided for that in regulations, laws, or other provisions under Union law to which the controller is subject. The data must also be made unavailable or erased where a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless further storage of the data is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract.

D.Web hosting service and log file generation

I.Description and scope of the data processing

As soon as you access my website, the browser used on your terminal (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) automatically sends information to the server of my website. This information is temporarily stored in so-called (server) log files. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until automated erasure:

The data are also stored in my system's log files. These data are not stored jointly with other personal data of the user.

II.Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR.

III.Purpose of the data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary in order to enable the website's delivery to the user's computer. For this purpose, the user's IP address must remain stored for the session's duration. The storage in log files is carried out to ensure the website's functionality (e.g., smooth connection setup). In addition, the data serves me to optimize (e.g., comfortable use) the website and to ensure the security and stability of my information technology systems as well as for other administrative purposes. An analysis of the data for marketing purposes does not occur in this context. Under no circumstances do I use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions relating to your person. Those purposes also constitute my legitimate interest in the data processing pursuant to point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR.

IV.Storage period

The data must be erased as soon as they are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected. In the event of data collection for the provision of the website, that is the case when the respective session has ended. Where the data are stored in log files, that is the case after seven days at the latest. Storage beyond that is possible. Where that is the case, the users' IP addresses are erased or alienated so that an assignment of the retrieving client is no longer possible.

V.Possibility to object and to erase

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the data storage in log files is mandatory for the website's operation. Therefore, there is no possibility to object on the part of the user.

E.Use of cookies

Cookie settings

I.Description and scope of the data processing

My website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user's computer system. When a user accesses a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a distinctive string of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is called up again. I use cookies to make my website more user-friendly. Some elements of my website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page changes. The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies: your consent/rejection to the display of content from external providers. I also use optional cookies on my website. The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies: your consent/rejection to the display of Mapbox content. When calling up my website, users are informed by a cookie notice about the use of cookies and referred to this privacy notice. In this context, there is also a note on how the storage of cookies can be disabled in the browser settings.

II.Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR. The legal basis for the data processing using optional cookies is point (a) of Art. 6(1) GDPR provided that the data subject has given consent.

III.Purpose of the data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of my website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page changes. For the following applications I need cookies: adoption of preferences for embedding external content. The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles. The optional cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of my website and its content. I require cookies for the following applications: adoption of preferences for embedding Mapbox content. In these purposes also lies my legitimate interest in the processing of personal data pursuant to point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR.

IV.Storage period, possibility to object and to erase

Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted from it to my site. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for my website, it may no longer be possible to fully use all functions of the website.

F.Email communication

I.Description and scope of the data processing

Where you contact me via the email address provided, the user's personal data transmitted through the email will be stored.

II.Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for processing the data transmitted in the course of sending an email is point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR. Where the email contact's purpose is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is point (b) of Art. 6(1) GDPR.

III.Purpose of the data processing

In the case of contact via email, the processing of the establishment of contact constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in the data processing.

IV.Storage period

The data must be erased as soon as they are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected. For the personal data sent by email, that is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation ends when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been conclusively clarified.

V.Possibility to object and to erase

The user has the possibility to withdraw the declaration of consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts me via email, they can object to the storage of their personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued. If you wish to make use of your right to withdraw or object, an email sent to privacy@benjaminko.ch will be sufficient. Where that is the case, all personal data stored in the course of establishing contact must be erased.

G.Transfers of data

Personal data concerning you are not transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. I only transfer personal data concerning you to third parties provided that

H.Mapbox API

I.Description and scope of the data processing

My website embeds a Mapbox API on the home page. The provider is Mapbox Inc., 740 15th St NW, 5th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005, United States ("Mapbox"). Mapbox presents geographic information visually and interactively. When you visit a page provided with the API (i.e., with a map from Mapbox), a direct connection to the Mapbox servers is established. Information about your user behavior (e.g., IP address) is forwarded to these servers in the USA, stored there, and evaluated.

II.Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the data processing using the Mapbox API is point (a) of Art. 6(1) GDPR provided that the data subject has given consent.

III.Purpose of the data processing

The sole purpose of the data processing is to ensure an attractive presentation of my online offering.

IV.More information

Mapbox, based in the USA, claims to ensure a level of data protection, e.g., by entering into appropriate agreements as set out in applicable data protection laws and regulations, as well as, inter alia, through certification under the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework and, where required, standard contractual clauses or alternative mechanisms for the transfer of data as approved by the European Commission (Art. 46 GDPR) or other applicable regulatory authorities or legislators. For more information on the handling of your usage data, please refer to Mapbox's privacy policy (https://www.mapbox.com/legal/privacy). For the terms of service for Mapbox, please refer to https://www.mapbox.com/legal/tos.

V.Possibility to object and to erase

If you do not agree to the future transmission of your data to Mapbox as part of the use of the Mapbox API, you also have the option of completely deactivating the Mapbox web service by switching off the JavaScript application in your browser. The map display offered by Mapbox on this website cannot be used then. You can withdraw your consent to the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future. This can be done as described above or by erasing the relevant cookies/local storage items or external content.

I.Rights of the data subject

Where personal data concerning you are processed, you are the data subject as defined in the GDPR and you are entitled to the following rights vis-à-vis the controller:

I.Right of access

You have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether personal data concerning you are being processed. Where that is the case, you have the right to obtain from the controller access to the following information:

You have the right to be informed as to whether the personal data concerning you are transferred to a third country or to an international organization. Where that is the case, you may request to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR relating to the transfer.

II.Right to rectification

You have the right to obtain from the controller rectification and/or completion of personal data concerning you where the personal data processed relating to you is inaccurate or incomplete. The controller must carry out the correction without undue delay.

III.Right to restriction of processing

Where one of the following applies, you have the right to obtain restriction of processing of the personal data concerning you:

Where processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data must not, with the exception of storage, be processed without your consent or for the purpose of establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State. Where you have obtained restriction pursuant to the aforementioned terms and conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted.

IV.Right to erasure ("right to be forgotten")

1.Obligation to erase

You have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay and the controller is obliged to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:

2.Information to third parties

Where the controller has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged pursuant to Art. 17(1) GDPR to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, must take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform the controllers which are processing the personal data that you have requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.

3.Derogations

The right to erasure does not apply to that extent that processing is necessary

V.Right to notification

Provided that you have exercised your right to rectify, erase, or restrict the processing of personal data concerning you against the controller, the latter is obliged to communicate such rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of the data processing to each recipient to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right vis-à-vis the controller to be informed of such recipients.

VI.Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to a controller in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where

In exercising this right, you also have the right to have the personal data concerning you transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. That must not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others. The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

VII.Right to object

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point (e) or (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR; including profiling based on those provisions. The controller must no longer process the personal data concerning you unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights, and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims. Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing; which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Where you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you must no longer be processed for such purposes. You have the possibility to exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications in the context of the use of information society services—notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.

VIII.Right to withdraw the declaration of consent under privacy law

You have the right to withdraw your declaration of consent under privacy law at any time. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before withdrawal.

IX.Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects relating to you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision

However, aforementioned decisions must not be based on special categories of personal data referred to in Art. 9(1) GDPR, unless point (a) or (g) of Art. 9(2) GDPR applies and suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests are in place. In the cases referred to in points (a) and (c), the controller must implement suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express your point of view, and to contest the decision.

X.Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR. The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged informs the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 GDPR.

J.Data security

For security reasons and to protect data transmission within the scope of your visit to my website, I use the widespread SSL (Secure Socket Layer) or TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocol in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. Generally, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, I use 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether an individual page of my website is transmitted in encrypted form is indicated by the closed depiction of the key or lock icon in the status bar of your browser and by the fact that the browser's address line displays https:// instead of http://. Data you transmitted to me cannot be read by third parties provided that SSL or TLS encryption is activated.

K.Effectiveness and amendment of this privacy notice

Last updated on , this privacy notice is currently effective. Due to further developments of my website and offerings thereon or due to the modification of statutory provisions or official requirements, this privacy notice may be modified. As amended, the current privacy notice can be retrieved under https://benjaminko.ch/privacy-notice permanently.