This article explains our data protection policies. It includes:
- Scope of processing for personal data.
- Legal basis for the processing of personal data.
- Erasure of data and duration of data storage.
Scope of Processing for Personal Data
We generally only process our users' personal data if we require this data to offer functionality for our website and services, or if the information is required for access to our content and services. Users' personal data is usually only processed once the user provides their consent. The exception to this rule applies in cases in which it is not possible to obtain prior consent for practical reasons and the processing of this data without permission is permitted by law.
Legal Basis for the Processing Personal Data
Article 6, section 1, item a) of the EU General Data Processing Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for processing personal data in cases where the user has provided permission for us to do so. In cases where processing personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract that the user in question has signed, article 6, section 1, item b) of the GDPR applies. This also applies for processing procedures that are required for the performance of pre-contractual measures. If the processing of personal data is required for the fulfillment of legal obligations that our company is subject to, article 6, section 1, item c) of the GDPR applies. For cases in which the vital interests of the person concerned, or those of another natural person, make it necessary to process personal data, article 6, section 1, item d) of the GDPR applies. If the processing of personal data is necessary to safeguard the interests of our company or a third party, and the interest, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh these interests, article 6, section 1, item f) of the GDPR applies as the legal basis for processing data.
Erasure of Data and Duration of Data Storage
The personal data of the person concerned is deleted or blocked as soon as the data has served its purpose. Data may be stored beyond this period if provisions are made to this effect by European and national legislators in regulations, laws, or other legal texts in accordance with the union law that the data controller is subject to. The data will also be deleted or blocked if the storage period specified in these regulations expires unless the storage of this data for a longer period is required for the conclusion of a contract or the fulfillment of contractual obligations.