Data Protection

Name and contact of the person responsible according to Article 4 para. 7 DSGVO

Company: NORDLIGHT research GmbH
Address: Elb 21, 40721 Hilden, Germany
Phone: 02103-25819-0
Fax: 02103-25819-99
E-mail: info@nordlight-research.com  


Data protection officer
Name: Tobias Erdmann, Sicdata Management Consulting
Address: Schlachthofstraße 23a 42651 Solingen, Germany
E-mail: info@sicdata.de

 

Security and protection of your personal data
We regard it as our primary task to protect the confidentiality of your personal data and to protect it from unauthorized access. We therefore apply the utmost care and state-of-the-art security standards to ensure maximum protection of your personal data.

As a company under private law, we are subject to the provisions of the European Data Protection Ordinance (DSGVO) and the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). We have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that the data protection regulations are observed both by us and by our external service providers.

 

Definitions
The legislator requires that personal data be processed in a lawful manner, in good faith and in a manner that is comprehensible to the person concerned ("lawfulness, processing in good faith, transparency"). In order to ensure this, we inform you about the individual legal definitions which are also used in this data protection declaration:

 

1. Personal data
"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as " person concerned "); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more special characteristics which express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

 

2. Data Processoing
"Data processor" means any person who, with or without the aid of automated procedures, carries out operations or series of operations relating to personal data, such as the collection, acquisition, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or modification, reading, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, erasure or destruction.


3. Restrictions on processing
"Restrictions on processing" means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their future processing.



4. Profiling
"Profiling" means any automated processing of personal data consisting in the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or relocation of that natural person.


5. Pseudonymization
"Pseudonymisation" means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific person without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data cannot be attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

6. File system
"File system" means any structured collection of personal data accessible according to specific criteria, whether centralised, decentralised, functional or geographical.


7. Responsible person
"Responsible person" means a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body which alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are specified by Union law or by the law of the Member States, the responsible person or certain criteria for his appointment may be laid down by Union law or by the law of the Member States.

 

8. Contract processor
"Contract processor" means a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body processing personal data on behalf of the responsible person.

 

9. Recipient
"Recipient" means a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body to which personal data is disclosed, whether or not it is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data under Union law or the law of the Member States under a particular investigation mandate shall not be regarded as recipients and such data shall be processed by those authorities in accordance with the applicable data protection rules in accordance with the purposes of the processing.

 

10. Third parties
"Third party" means a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body other than the person concerned, the responsible person, the contract processor and the persons authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the responsible person or the contract processor.

11. Consent
"Consent" of the person concerned means any voluntary declaration of intent in the specific case, in an informed and unequivocal manner, in the form of a declaration or other clear affirmative act, with which the person concerned indicates that he or she agrees to the processing of his or her personal data.

 

Legality of processing
The processing of personal data is only legal if there is a legal basis for the processing. Under Article 6 (1) DSGVO, the legal basis for processing may in particular be:

a. The person concerned has given his/her consent to the processing of his/her personal data for one or more specific purposes;
b. processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the person concerned is a party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at the request of the person concerned;
c. the processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which the responsible person is subject;
d. processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the person concerned or another natural person;
e. the processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the responsible person;
f. processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of the responsible person or a third party, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the person concerned, which require the protection of personal data, prevail, in particular where the person concerned is a child.

 

Information about the collection of personal data
(1) In the following we inform about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data are e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.
 
(2) If you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, if applicable your name and your telephone number) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We delete the data arising in this context after storage is no longer necessary, or processing is restricted if statutory retention obligations exist.

 

Collection of personal data when you visit our website
When using the website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which are technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO):
 
-IP address
-date and time of the request
-Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
-Content of the request (specific page)
-Access status/HTTP status code
-the amount of data transferred in each case
-Website from which the request comes
-Browser
-Operating system and its interface
-Language and version of the browser software.

 

Use of cookies
(1) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk in the browser you use and through which certain information flows to the place that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall.


(2) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functioning of which are explained below:

Transient cookies (see a.)
Persistent cookies (see b.).

a. Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This includes in particular the session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which different requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

b. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

c. You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and
z. B. refuse the acceptance of third party cookies or all cookies. Third Party Cookies" are cookies that have been set by a third party and therefore not by the actual website you are currently visiting. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website by deactivating cookies.

d. We use cookies to identify you for follow-up visits if you have an account with us. Otherwise you will have to log in again for each visit.

 

Further functions and offers of our website
(1) In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services which you can use if you are interested. As a rule, you must provide further personal data, which we use to provide the respective service and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.

(2) In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked.

(3) Furthermore, we may pass on your personal data to third parties if we offer participation in promotions, competitions, conclusion of contracts or similar services together with partners. For more information, please provide your personal data or see the description of the offer below.

(4) If our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you of the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the offer.

 

Kids
Our offer is basically aimed at adults. Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians.



Rights of the person concerned

(1) Revocation of consent
If the processing of personal data is based on a given consent, you have the right to revoke the consent at any time. The revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.

You can contact us at any time to exercise your right of withdrawal.



(2) Right to confirmation
    You have the right to request confirmation from the responsible person as to whether we are processing personal data relating to them. You can request confirmation at any time using the above contact details.

 

(3) Right to information
If personal data is processed, you can request information about this personal data and about the following information at any time:

a. processing purposes;
b. the categories of personal data being processed;
c. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or are still being disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
d. 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;
e. the existence of a right to have your personal data concerning you corrected or deleted or to have the data controller restrict or object to such processing;
f. the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
g. if the personal data are not collected from the person concerned, all available information on the origin of the data;
h. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) DSGVO and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the person concerned.

If personal data are transferred to a third country or an international organisation, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Article 46 DSGVO in connection with the transfer. We provide a copy of the personal data that is the subject of the processing. For all other copies requested by you as a person, we may charge an appropriate fee based on the administrative costs. If you submit the application electronically, the information shall be provided in a common electronic format, unless otherwise specified. The right to obtain a copy in accordance with paragraph 3 shall not prejudice the rights and freedoms of other persons.



(4) Right to correction
You have the right to request us to correct any inaccurate personal data concerning you without delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data - also by means of a supplementary declaration.

 

(5) Right to deletion ("Right to be forgotten")
You have the right to request the responsible person to delete personal data concerning you immediately and we are obliged to delete personal data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:

a. The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
b. The data subject withdraws his/her consent on which processing was based in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) DSGVO and there is no other legal basis for processing.
c. The data subject opposes processing under Article 21(1) DSGVO and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing or the data subject opposes processing under Article 21(2) DSGVO.
d. The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
e. The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the responsible person is subject.
f. The personal data have been collected in relation to information society services provided in accordance with Article 8(1) DSGVO.

If the data controller has made the personal data public and is obliged to delete them in accordance with paragraph 1, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and implementation costs, to inform data processors of the personal data that a person concerned has requested the deletion of all links to such personal data or of copies or replications of such personal data.

The right to deletion ("right to be forgotten") does not exist if the processing is necessary:

-to exercise freedom of expression and information;
-for the performance of a legal obligation required for processing under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the responsible person is subject, or for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the responsible person;
-for reasons of public interest in the field of public health in accordance with Article 9(2)(h) and (i) and Article 9(3) DSGVO;
-for archiving purposes of public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes as referred to in Article 89(1) DSGVO, where the right referred to in paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudicial the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

 

(6) Right to limitation of processing
You have the right to request us to restrict the processing of your personal data if one of the following conditions is met:

a. the accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the person concerned for a period of time which enables the responsible person to verify the accuracy of the personal data,
b. the processing is unlawful and the person concerned refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests the restriction of the use of the personal data;
c. the person responsible no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the person concerned needs them for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims, or
d. the person concerned has lodged an objection to the processing referred to in Article 21(1) DSGVO until it has been established whether the person responsible has legitimate reasons overriding those of the data subject.

If processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, such personal data shall only be processed - apart from being stored - with the consent of the person concerned or for the assertion, exercise or defence of rights or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or on grounds of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State.

In order to exercise the right to restrict processing, the person concerned may contact us at any time using the contact details provided above.

 

(7) Right to data transferability
You have the right to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transmit this data to another responsible person without interference by the responsible person to whom the personal data was provided, if::

a. processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) DSGVO; and

b. processing is carried out using automated methods.

When exercising the right to data transferability under paragraph 1, you have the right to have the personal data transferred directly from one responsible person to another responsible person, insofar as this is technically feasible. The exercise of the right to data transferability does not affect the right to deletion ("right to be forgotten"). This right shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the responsible person.

 

(8) Right of objection
You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you under Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DSGVO for reasons arising from your particular situation, including profiling based on these provisions. The responsible person no longer processes the personal data unless he can prove compelling grounds for protection for the processing which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.

In connection with the use of Information Society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EG, you may exercise your right of opposition by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

You have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you, for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1), for reasons arising from your particular situation, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.

You can exercise your right of objection at any time by contacting the person responsible.



(9) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing - including profiling - that has legal effect against you or significantly impairs you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision:

a. is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the person concerned and the responsible person,

b. is admissible by law of the Union or of the Member States to which the responsible person is subject and that law contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject; or

c. with the express consent of the data subject.

The data controller shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the person concerned, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the data controller, to state his own position and to challenge the decision.

The person concerned may exercise this right at any time by contacting the person responsible.

 

(10) Right of appeal to a supervisory authority
Moreover, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, of work or of the place of suspected infringement, where the person concerned considers that the processing of personal data concerning him or her is contrary to this Regulation.

(11) Right to an effective judicial remedy
You have the right to an effective judicial remedy, without prejudice to any available administrative or extrajudicial remedy, including the right of appeal to a supervisory authority under Article 77 DSGVO, if you believe that your rights under this Regulation have been infringed as a result of processing your personal data in breach of this Regulation.


Use of Google Analytics
(1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. "("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with further services associated with website and Internet use.

(2) The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

(3) You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

(4) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". As a result, IP addresses are further processed in abbreviated form, so that a personal relationship can be ruled out. As far as the data collected about you is personal, it will be excluded immediately and the personal data will be deleted immediately.

(5) We use Google Analytics to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. We can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

(6) Third party information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. user conditions:

http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, Overview of data protection: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, as well as the data protection declaration: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

(7) This website also uses Google Analytics for a device-independent analysis of visitor flows that is carried out via a user ID. You can deactivate the cross-device analysis of your usage in your customer account under "My data", "Personal data".

 

Integration of Google Maps
(1) On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to conveniently use the map function.

(2) By visiting the website, Google receives information that you have called up the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data specified in § 3 of this declaration will be transmitted. This is regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in with or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such evaluation takes place in particular (even for unlogged-in users) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.

(3) Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the data protection declarations of the provider. There you will also find further information about your rights in this regard and setting options for the protection of your privacy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.