Privacy Policy

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Privacy policy

The responsible party within the meaning of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), is:


Christof Werner

Trupbacher Str. 35

57072 Siegen

Your data subject rights

You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details provided by our data protection officer:

  • Information about your data stored by us and its processing (Art. 15 DSGVO),
  • Correction of incorrect personal data (Art. 16 DSGVO),
  • deletion of your data stored by us (Art. 17 DSGVO),
  • Restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 DSGVO),
  • objection to the processing of your data by us (Art. 21 DSGVO) and
  • Data portability, provided that you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Art. 20 DSGVO).


If you have given us consent, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future. You may at any time lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, e.g. the competent supervisory authority in the federal state of your residence or the authority responsible for us as the responsible body. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with address can be found at:

: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/In…schriften_links-node.html.

Collection of general information when visiting our website

Nature and purpose of the processing:

When you access our website, i.e., when you do not register or otherwise submit information, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address and the like.


In particular, they are processed for the following purposes:


  • Ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
  • Ensuring a smooth use of our website,
  • evaluating system security and stability, and
  • for the optimization of our website.


We do not use your data to draw conclusions about your person. Information of this kind is statistically evaluated anonymously by us, if necessary, in order to optimize our Internet presence and the technology behind it.

Legal basis and legitimate interest:

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.

Recipient:

Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as order processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

Storage period:

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. This is generally the case for the data used to provide the website when the respective session has ended.


In the case of storage of data in log files, this is the case after 14 days at the latest. Storage beyond this period is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are anonymized, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

Provision prescribed or required:

The provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither legally nor contractually required. However, without the IP address, the service and functionality of our website is not guaranteed. In addition, individual services and services may not be available or may be limited. For this reason, an objection is excluded.

Cookies

Like many other websites, we also use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our website.


You can delete individual cookies or the entire cookie inventory. In addition, you will receive information and instructions on how to delete these cookies or block their storage in advance. Depending on the provider of your browser, you can find the necessary information under the following links:

Storage duration and cookies used:

Insofar as you allow us to use cookies through your browser settings or consent, the following cookies may be used on our websites:

wsc_2b49ab_cookieHash - Storage duration 1 day

wsc_2b49ab_password -Storage duration 1 year

wsc_2b49ab_userID - Storage duration 1 year

wsc_2b49ab_oabf - Storage duration 1 year (CheckHash)

Technically necessary cookies

Nature and purpose of the processing:

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change.


The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change.


We require cookies for the following applications:


Acceptance of language settings


Remembering search terms

Legal basis and legitimate interest:

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in a user-friendly design of our website.

Recipient:

Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as order processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

Third country transfer:

The collected data may be transferred to the following third countries:


There is no transfer to a third country.


The following data protection guarantees are available:

Provision prescribed or required:

The provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither legally nor contractually required. However, without this data, the service and functionality of our website cannot be guaranteed. In addition, individual services and services may not be available or may be limited.

Opposition

Please read the information about your right to object according to Art. 21 DSGVO below.

Registration on our website

Nature and purpose of the processing:

For registration on our website, we require some personal data, which is transmitted to us via an input mask.


At the time of registration, the following data is also collected:


Your registration is required for the provision of certain content and services on our website.

Legal basis:

The processing of the data entered during registration is based on the user's consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO).

Recipient:

Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as order processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

Storage period:

Data will only be processed in this context as long as the corresponding consent has been obtained.

Provision prescribed or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent. Without the provision of your personal data, we cannot grant you access to our offered content.

Comment function

Nature and purpose of the processing:

When users leave comments on our website, in addition to this information, the time of their creation and the user name previously selected by the website visitor are also stored. This serves our security, as we can be prosecuted for illegal content on our website, even if it was created by users.

Legal basis:

The processing of the data entered as comments is based on a legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).


By providing the comment function, we would like to enable you to interact in an uncomplicated manner. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions.

Recipient:

Recipients of the data are, if applicable, order processors.

Third country transfer:

The collected data may be transferred to the following third countries:


There is no transfer to a third country.


The following data protection guarantees are in place:

Storage period:

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. This is generally the case when the communication with the user is concluded and the company can infer from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified. We reserve the right to delete without giving reasons and without prior or subsequent information.


You can also have your comment deleted by us at any time. To do so, please write an e-mail to the data protection officer listed below or to the person responsible for data protection and send the link to your comment as well as, for identification purposes, the e-mail address used when creating the comment.

Provision prescribed or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. Without the provision of your personal data, we cannot grant you access to our comment function.

Gravatar Datenschutzerklärung

On our website, we have integrated the Gravatar plug-in of Automattic Inc. (60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA). Gravatar is automatically activated on all WordPress websites, among others. The function allows to display user images (avatars) on published posts or comments, provided that the corresponding email address is registered at www.gravatar.com.


Through this function, data is sent to the company Gravatar or Automattic Inc., stored and processed there. In this privacy policy, we want to inform you about what data is involved, how the network uses this data and how you can manage or prevent the data storage.

What is Gravatar?

Gravatar basically stands for "Globally Recognized Avatar" and this means a globally available avatar (a user image) associated with the email address. The Gravatar company is the world's leading service provider for this service. As soon as a user enters the e-mail address on a website that is also registered with the Gravatar company at www.gravatar.com, a previously deposited image is automatically displayed together with a published post or comment.

Why do we use Gravatar on our website?

There is often talk about anonymity on the Internet. Through an avatar, users get a face to the people commenting. In addition, it is basically easier to be recognized on the net and can thus build up a certain level of recognition. Many users enjoy the advantages of such a user image and also want to appear personally and authentically on the net. Of course, we want to offer you the possibility to display your Gravatar on our website as well. In addition, we also like to see faces to our commenting users. With the Gravatar feature enabled, we are also expanding our service on our website. After all, we want you to feel comfortable on our website and get a comprehensive and interesting offer.

What data is stored by Gravatar?

For example, when you post a comment on a blog post that requires an email address, WordPress checks to see if the email address is associated with an avatar on Gravatar. For this request, your email address is sent to Gravatar's or Automattic's servers in encrypted or hashed form, along with the IP address and our URL. Thus, it is checked whether this e-mail address is registered with Gravatar.


If this is the case, the image (Gravatar) stored there will be displayed together with the published comment. If you have registered an e-mail address with Gravatar and comment on our website, further data will be transmitted to Gravatar, stored and processed. In addition to IP address and user behavior data, this includes, for example, browser type, unique device identifier, preferred language, dates and times of page entry, operating system and mobile network information. Gravatar uses this information to improve its own services and offers and to gain better insights into the use of its own service.


The following cookies are set by Automattic when a user uses an email address registered with Gravatar to make a comment:


Name: gravatar

Wert: 16b3191024acc05a238209d51ffcb92bdd710bd19311268631-7

Verwendungszweck: We could not find out any exact information about the cookie.

Ablaufdatum: after 50 years


Name: is-logged-in

Wert: 1311268631-1

Verwendungszweck: This cookie stores the information that the user is logged in via the registered e-mail address.

Ablaufdatum: after 50 years

How long and where is the data stored?

Automattic deletes the collected data when it is no longer used for its own services and the company is not required by law to retain the data. Web server logs such as IP address, browser type and operating system are deleted after about 30 days. Until then, Automattic uses the data to analyze traffic on its own websites (for example, all WordPress sites) and to fix potential problems. The data is also stored on Automattic's American servers.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You have the right to access and delete your personal data at any time. If you have registered with Gravatar with an email address, you can delete your account or the email address there at any time.


Since only when using an email address registered with Gravatar a picture is displayed and thus data is transferred to Gravatar, you can also prevent the transfer of your data to Gravatar by commenting or posting on our website with an email address not registered with Gravatar.


You can manage, disable or delete possible cookies set during commenting in your browser. Please only note that any commenting functions will then no longer be available to the full extent. Depending on which browser you use, cookie management works a bit differently. You can find the instructions for the most common browsers here:


Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Managing cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Delete and manage cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies


Automattic is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which governs the accurate and secure transfer of personal data. For more information, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/…ant?id=a2zt0000000CbqcAAC .

For more details on the privacy policy and what data is collected by Gravatar and in what way, please visit https://automattic.com/privacy/, and for general information about Gravatar, please visit http://de.gravatar.com/.


Newsletter

Nature and purpose of the processing:

For the delivery of our newsletter, we collect personal data that is transmitted to us via an input mask.


For an effective registration we need a valid e-mail address. In order to verify that a registration is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the "double opt-in" procedure. For this purpose, we log the registration for the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the response requested herewith. Further data is not collected.

Legal basis:

Based on your explicit consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO), we will regularly send you our newsletter or similar information by e-mail to your specified e-mail address.


You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for sending the newsletter at any time with effect for the future. You will find a link to this effect in every newsletter. In addition, you can also unsubscribe directly on this website at any time or inform us of your revocation using the contact option provided at the end of this privacy policy.

Recipient:

Recipients of the data are, if applicable, order processors.

Third country transfer:

The collected data may be transferred to the following third countries:


There is no transfer to a third country.


The following data protection guarantees are in place:

Storage period:

In this context, the data will only be processed as long as the corresponding consent is given. Afterwards they will be deleted.

Provision prescribed or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent. Without existing consent, we can unfortunately not send you our newsletter.

Withdrawal of consent:

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for newsletter dispatch at any time with effect for the future. Unsubscribing can be requested via the link contained in every e-mail or from the data protection officer or person responsible for data protection listed below.

Contact form

Nature and purpose of the processing:

The data you enter will be stored for the purpose of individual communication with you. For this purpose, it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address and your name. This serves the assignment of the request and the subsequent response to the same. The specification of further data is optional.

Legal basis:

The processing of the data entered in the contact form is based on a legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).


By providing the contact form, we would like to enable you to contact us in an uncomplicated manner. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions.


If you contact us to request a quote, the data entered in the contact form will be processed to carry out pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO).

Recipient:

Recipients of the data are, if applicable, order processors.

Third country transfer:

The collected data may be transferred to the following third countries:


There is no transfer to a third country.


The following data protection guarantees are in place:

Storage period:

Data will be deleted no later than 6 months after processing the request.


If a contractual relationship arises, we are subject to the statutory retention periods according to the German Commercial Code (HGB) and delete your data after these periods have expired.

Provision prescribed or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. However, we can only process your request if you provide us with your name, e-mail address and the reason for the request.

Embedded YouTube videos

We embed YouTube videos on our website. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (hereinafter "YouTube"). YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter "Google"). When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube servers is established. In the process, YouTube is informed which pages you are visiting. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.


If a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior.


For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by YouTube, please refer to the provider's privacy policy, where you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and settings options for protecting your privacy. (https://policies.google.com/privacy).

Withdrawal of consent:

No option for a simple opt-out or blocking of data transmission is currently offered by the provider. If you wish to prevent tracking of your activities on our website, please revoke your consent for the corresponding cookie category or all technically unnecessary cookies and data transfers in the cookie consent tool. In this case, however, you may not be able to use our website at all or only to a limited extent.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Information about your right to object according to Art. 21 DSGVO

Right to object on a case-by-case basis

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) DSGVO (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests); this also applies to profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 DSGVO.


If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Recipient of an opposition

Christof Werner

Trupbacher Str. 35

57072 Siegen

Germany


E-Mail: info@med2-forum.de

Change to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new privacy policy will then apply to your next visit.

Questions for the data protection officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please write us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organization directly:


Christof Werner

Trupbacher Str. 35

57072 Siegen

E-Mail: info@med2-forum.de


Die Datenschutzerklärung wurde mithilfe der activeMind AG auf Deutsch erstellt, den Experten für externe Datenschutzbeauftragte (Version #2020-09-30). Die Übersetzung erfolgte eigenständig.


Source: Gravatar privacy section created in German with AdSimple's privacy generator. Translation into English was done by med2-forum.de

PAYMENT PROVIDER (for donations)

PAYPAL

Among other options, we offer payment via PayPal on our website. The provider of this payment processing service is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter referred to as “PayPal”).


If you choose payment via PayPal, we will share the payment information you enter with PayPal.


The legal basis for the sharing of your data with PayPal is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR (consent) as well as Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR (processing for the fulfilment of a contract). You have the option to at any time revoke your consent to the processing of your data. Such a revocation shall not have any impact on the effectiveness of data processing transactions that occurred in the past.