Privacy Policy


It is important to us to protect your data which may be collected during your visit on returnonmeaning.com. 

The legal regulations for the protection of your data can be found in the Basic Data Protection Ordinance and in the Federal Data Protection Act. 

Responsible authority in the sense of the data protection-legal regulations is 

Nils Cornelissen 
Pasteurstr. 6 
D-10405 Berlin 
E-mail: nils.cornelissen@returnonmeaning.com 

Below you will find information about what data we collect during your visit to our site and how it is used. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at nils.cornelissen@returnonmeaning.com . 

You also have the right to complain to the responsible supervisory authority in the event of unlawful use of the data. This is: 

Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information 

Maja Smoltczyk 
At the Urania 4-10 
10787 Berlin 
Phone: 030 13889-0 
fax: 030 2155050 
E-mail: mailbox@datenschutz-berlin.de

1.    Server data collection

If you visit our website, various server statistics are automatically stored, which your browser transmits to the server of our provider. Among other things, the name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, browser type and version, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and operating system are logged.  

This data is used for statistical evaluation of visits to our website and cannot be assigned to specific persons. The legal basis for data collection is Art. 6 I f DSGVO. This data is not merged with other data sources. The IP address is anonymised. Our justified interest in the collection of this data is based on the fact that we can use the data to optimise our offer for users, e.g. by preventing access from harmful pages or optimising access via certain browsers, and that the log of the IP address enables the page to be delivered to the visitor in the first place.  

In principle, you have the right to object to this data collection.  This is exceptionally not possible, since otherwise the use of the site would be impossible. The data will be deleted after 6 weeks. 

 

2.    Use and disclosure of personal data

a. General information  

If you have provided us with personal data, we will use it to answer your questions and for technical administration. Your personal data will only be passed on if this is required by law, e.g. if it is necessary to make a comment in accordance with criminal law or if you have given your prior consent. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future, see also section on your rights affected. You are entitled to a right of information and objection to your data stored by us at any time, see below. Section 4 concerning your rights of data subjects. 

 

b. Inquiry by e-mail 

If you send us a contact request by e-mail, we will collect and store the e-mail address and the data contained in the e-mail for the purpose of answering your request.  

The legal basis is Art. 6 I (a) DSGVO, as by using the form you consent to the above-mentioned processing of your data. 

The data will be deleted when the purpose of storage has ceased to apply, i.e. after answering your e-mail/contact form enquiry or when the matter associated with the enquiry has been conclusively clarified. 

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing based on your consent. 

For the claim to deletion and information, see below number 4 on your rights affected. 

3.    Cookies

This page uses cookies. These are small text files that are stored in your Internet browser (e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Explorer/Edge, Safarai, etc.) or on your computer (in the sense of your operating system) when you visit our site. With the help of the cookie, which contains a certain string of characters, our website recognises your Internet browser when you call it up. I àwarum ich?use my own cookies, so-called session cookies. These serve to improve the use of the website and to optimise the presentation of content for you. 

The legal basis is Art. 6 I (f). Our legitimate interest arises from the fact that we only use the aforementioned cookies to make it easier for you to call up the site, that we do not collect any tracking data and therefore do not interfere with your personal rights and fundamental freedoms. 

You can exclude the acceptance of cookies in your web browser. This may, however, lead to impairments in functionality. For your further rights of data subjects see below point 4. 

These cookies are only valid for the duration of your browser session and are deleted at the end of your visit to our site. 

You have the right to information and objection to your data stored by us at any time, see below. Section 4 on your rights of data subjects. You can completely exclude the acceptance of cookies in your web browser. This may, however, lead to impairments in functionality.

 

4.    Rights of affected parties

a. Information rights 

You have the right at any time to free information about the personal data we have stored about you. You can request information about the following information. We have to provide the information within one month:  

(1) the purposes for which the personal data is processed;  

(2) the categories of personal data processed;  

(3) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data relating to you has been or will be disclosed; 

(4) the planned duration of the retention of the personal data relating to you or, if it is not possible to provide specific information in this regard, criteria for determining the retention period;  

(5) the existence of a right to rectify or delete personal data concerning you, a right to limit the processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;  

(6) the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority; 

(7) all available information on the origin of the data, if the personal data are not collected from the data subject; 

(8) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Art. 22 (1) and (4) DSGVO and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing on the data subject. We draw your attention to the fact that such automated decision-making does not take place on our part. 

 (9) whether the personal data concerning you will be transferred to a third country or to an international organisation.  In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees pursuant to Art. 46 DSGVO in connection with the transfer. 

 

b. Right to rectification  

You have the right to demand from us immediately the correction of incorrect personal data concerning you or the completion of incomplete personal data.

 

c. Right to cancellation 

Claim for deletion 

You have the right to have the personal data concerning you deleted immediately, and we are obliged to delete such data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:  

(1) The personal data relating to you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed. 

(2) You revoke your consent on which the processing pursuant to Art. 6 I (a) was based and there is no other legal basis for the processing.  

(3) Pursuant to Art. 21 I DSGVO, you object to the processing of your data that we collect on the basis of our legitimate interests as set out above (e.g. Google Analytics) and there are no prior legitimate reasons for the processing, or you object to the processing within the scope of direct marketing pursuant to Art. 21 II DSGVO. 

(4) We have processed your personal data unlawfully, for example without your consent or without legitimate interests. 

(5) The deletion of your personal data is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation according to Union law or German law. 

(6) The data was collected from you as a minor in accordance with Art. 8 ADSGVO within the framework of services offered by the information society.  

If we have published your personal data and we are obliged to delete it for one of the aforementioned reasons, we will inform the companies on whose websites the data was published of your request for deletion in an appropriate manner and explain that you as the person concerned have requested that we delete all links to this data and delete all copies or replications. 

 

Exceptions 

The right to deletion does not exist if the processing is necessary. 

(1) the exercise of freedom of expression and information; 

(2) to fulfil a legal obligation, which the processing requires according to the law of the Union or German law, e.g. within the scope of the tax retention obligations, or to carry out a task, which is in the public interest or takes place in the exercise of official authority, which was transferred to us; 

(3) for reasons of public interest in the field of public health in accordance with Art. Art.9 II (h) and (i) and Art.9 III DSGVO;  

4) for archive purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 (I) DSGVO, insofar as the right to deletion presumably makes the realization of the objectives of such processing impossible or seriously impairs them, or 

(5) to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, e.g. in court proceedings.

 

d. Right to limitation of data processing 

You have the right to demand that we restrict processing if one of the following conditions is met:  

(1) If you dispute the accuracy of the personal data for a period of time that allows us to verify the accuracy of the personal data,  

(2) If the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data. 

(3) If we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend a legal claim. 

(4) If you have objected to the processing of your personal data that we collect based on our stated legitimate interests (e.g. Google Analytics), until it is established whether our legitimate reasons prevail over your rights. 

If processing has been restricted in accordance with the aforementioned reasons, such personal data - apart from its storage - may only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person (GmbH, AG, etc.) or for reasons of an important public interest of the Union or a member state. 

If you have obtained the restriction of processing, you will be informed by us before the restriction is lifted.

 

e. Notification obligation 

If you have asserted the right to correction, deletion or limitation of processing against us, we are obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this correction or deletion or limitation of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort.  

You have the right to be informed of such recipients. 

 

f. Right of transferability 

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transfer this data to another company without any hindrance from us, provided that  

(1) the processing is based on a consent pursuant to Art. 6 (I) DSGVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 I (b) DSGVO and 

(2) the processing is carried out by automated means.  

In exercising this right, you also have the right to have your personal data transferred directly by us to another company as far as this is technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this. 

The right to data transfer does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority assigned to us. 

g. Right of objection 

You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to you which is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 I (e) - processing required on the basis of a task in the public interest or (f) DSGVO - processing with presentation of our legitimate interest, e.g. in online marketing; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. 

We will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove that there are compelling reasons for the processing which are worthy of protection and which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims. 

If the personal data concerning you are processed for the purpose of direct advertising, you have the right at any time to object to the processing of the personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising. 

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for such purposes.  

You have the possibility to exercise your right of objection through automated procedures using technical specifications in connection with the use of Information Society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.

h. Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law 

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of your consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until you revoke it.  

i. Contact person for rights of data subjects  

If we do not enable you to exercise your rights directly within the scope of processing, please contact us at Svea.vonHehn@returnonmeaning.com or by post at the address given in the imprint.



Disclaimer

Liability for Contents

The contents of our pages have been compiled with the greatest care. However, we cannot guarantee for accuracy, completeness or topicality of the contents. As service providers, we are liable for own contents of these websites according to Sec. 7, paragraph 1 TMG (German Tele Media Act). However, according to Sec. 8 to 10 TMG, service providers are not obligated to permanently monitor submitted or stored information or to search for evidences that indicate illegal activities. Legal obligations to removing information or to blocking the use of information remain unchallenged. In this case, liability is only possible at the time of knowledge about a specific violation of law. Illegal contents will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them. 

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