Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

We are very delight­ed that you have shown inte­rest in our enter­pri­se. Data pro­tec­tion is of a par­ti­cu­lar­ly high prio­ri­ty for the manage­ment of the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH. The use of the Inter­net pages of the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH is pos­si­ble wit­hout any indi­ca­ti­on of per­so­nal data; howe­ver, if a data sub­ject wants to use spe­cial enter­pri­se ser­vices via our web­site, pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data could beco­me necessa­ry. If the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data is necessa­ry and the­re is no sta­tuto­ry basis for such pro­ces­sing, we gene­ral­ly obtain con­sent from the data sub­ject.

The pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or tele­pho­ne num­ber of a data sub­ject shall always be in line with the Gene­ral Data Pro­tec­tion Regu­la­ti­on (GDPR), and in accordance with the coun­try-spe­ci­fic data pro­tec­tion regu­la­ti­ons app­li­ca­ble to the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH. By means of this data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­ti­on, our enter­pri­se would like to inform the gene­ral public of the natu­re, scope, and pur­po­se of the per­so­nal data we collect, use and pro­cess. Fur­ther­mo­re, data sub­jec­ts are infor­med, by means of this data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­ti­on, of the rights to which they are ent­it­led.

As the con­trol­ler, the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH has imple­men­ted nume­rous tech­ni­cal and orga­ni­za­tio­nal mea­su­res to ensu­re the most com­ple­te pro­tec­tion of per­so­nal data pro­ces­sed through this web­site. Howe­ver, Inter­net-based data trans­mis­si­ons may in princip­le have secu­ri­ty gaps, so abso­lu­te pro­tec­tion may not be gua­ran­te­ed. For this rea­son, every data sub­ject is free to trans­fer per­so­nal data to us via alter­na­ti­ve means, e.g. by tele­pho­ne.

1. Definitions

The data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­ti­on of the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH is based on the terms used by the European legis­la­tor for the adop­ti­on of the Gene­ral Data Pro­tec­tion Regu­la­ti­on (GDPR). Our data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­ti­on should be legi­ble and under­stand­a­ble for the gene­ral public, as well as our custo­mers and busi­ness part­ners. To ensu­re this, we would like to first exp­lain the ter­mi­no­lo­gy used.

In this data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­ti­on, we use, inter alia, the fol­lo­wing terms:

  • a)    Personal data

    Per­so­nal data means any infor­ma­ti­on rela­ting to an iden­ti­fied or iden­ti­fia­ble natu­ral per­son (“data sub­ject”). An iden­ti­fia­ble natu­ral per­son is one who can be iden­ti­fied, direc­t­ly or indi­rec­t­ly, in par­ti­cu­lar by refe­rence to an iden­ti­fier such as a name, an iden­ti­fi­ca­ti­on num­ber, loca­ti­on data, an online iden­ti­fier or to one or more fac­tors spe­ci­fic to the phy­si­cal, phy­sio­lo­gi­cal, gene­tic, men­tal, eco­no­mic, cul­tu­ral or soci­al iden­ti­ty of that natu­ral per­son.

  • b) Data subject

    Data sub­ject is any iden­ti­fied or iden­ti­fia­ble natu­ral per­son, who­se per­so­nal data is pro­ces­sed by the con­trol­ler respon­si­ble for the pro­ces­sing.

  • c)    Processing

    Pro­ces­sing is any ope­ra­ti­on or set of ope­ra­ti­ons which is per­for­med on per­so­nal data or on sets of per­so­nal data, whe­ther or not by auto­ma­ted means, such as collec­tion, record­ing, orga­ni­sa­ti­on, struc­tu­ring, sto­rage, adap­tati­on or alte­ra­ti­on, retrie­val, con­sul­ta­ti­on, use, dis­clo­sure by trans­mis­si­on, dis­se­mi­na­ti­on or other­wi­se making avail­ab­le, align­ment or com­bi­na­ti­on, restric­tion, era­su­re or dest­ruc­tion.

  • d)    Restriction of processing

    Restric­tion of pro­ces­sing is the mar­king of stored per­so­nal data with the aim of limi­t­ing their pro­ces­sing in the future.

  • e)    Profiling

    Pro­filing means any form of auto­ma­ted pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data con­sis­ting of the use of per­so­nal data to eva­lua­te cer­tain per­so­nal aspec­ts rela­ting to a natu­ral per­son, in par­ti­cu­lar to ana­ly­se or pre­dict aspec­ts con­cer­ning that natu­ral person's per­for­mance at work, eco­no­mic situa­ti­on, health, per­so­nal pre­fe­ren­ces, inte­rests, relia­bi­li­ty, beha­viour, loca­ti­on or move­ments.

  • f)     Pseudonymisation

    Pseud­ony­mi­sa­ti­on is the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data in such a man­ner that the per­so­nal data can no lon­ger be attri­bu­t­ed to a spe­ci­fic data sub­ject wit­hout the use of addi­tio­nal infor­ma­ti­on, pro­vi­ded that such addi­tio­nal infor­ma­ti­on is kept sepa­r­ate­ly and is sub­ject to tech­ni­cal and orga­ni­sa­tio­nal mea­su­res to ensu­re that the per­so­nal data are not attri­bu­t­ed to an iden­ti­fied or iden­ti­fia­ble natu­ral per­son.

  • g)    Controller or controller responsible for the processing

    Con­trol­ler or con­trol­ler respon­si­ble for the pro­ces­sing is the natu­ral or legal per­son, public aut­ho­ri­ty, agen­cy or other body which, alo­ne or joint­ly with others, deter­mi­nes the pur­po­ses and means of the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data; whe­re the pur­po­ses and means of such pro­ces­sing are deter­mi­ned by Uni­on or Mem­ber Sta­te law, the con­trol­ler or the spe­ci­fic cri­te­ria for its nomi­na­ti­on may be pro­vi­ded for by Uni­on or Mem­ber Sta­te law.

  • h)    Processor

    Pro­ces­sor is a natu­ral or legal per­son, public aut­ho­ri­ty, agen­cy or other body which pro­ces­ses per­so­nal data on behalf of the con­trol­ler.

  • i)      Recipient

    Reci­pi­ent is a natu­ral or legal per­son, public aut­ho­ri­ty, agen­cy or ano­t­her body, to which the per­so­nal data are dis­c­lo­sed, whe­ther a third par­ty or not. Howe­ver, public aut­ho­ri­ties which may recei­ve per­so­nal data in the frame­work of a par­ti­cu­lar inqui­ry in accordance with Uni­on or Mem­ber Sta­te law shall not be regar­ded as reci­pi­ents; the pro­ces­sing of tho­se data by tho­se public aut­ho­ri­ties shall be in com­pli­an­ce with the app­li­ca­ble data pro­tec­tion rules accord­ing to the pur­po­ses of the pro­ces­sing.

  • j)      Third party

    Third par­ty is a natu­ral or legal per­son, public aut­ho­ri­ty, agen­cy or body other than the data sub­ject, con­trol­ler, pro­ces­sor and per­sons who, under the direct aut­ho­ri­ty of the con­trol­ler or pro­ces­sor, are aut­ho­ri­sed to pro­cess per­so­nal data.

  • k)    Consent

    Con­sent of the data sub­ject is any free­ly given, spe­ci­fic, infor­med and unam­bi­guous indi­ca­ti­on of the data subject's wis­hes by which he or she, by a state­ment or by a clear affir­ma­ti­ve action, signi­fies agree­ment to the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data rela­ting to him or her.

2. Name and Address of the controller

Con­trol­ler for the pur­po­ses of the Gene­ral Data Pro­tec­tion Regu­la­ti­on (GDPR), other data pro­tec­tion laws app­li­ca­ble in Mem­ber sta­tes of the European Uni­on and other pro­vi­si­ons rela­ted to data pro­tec­tion is:

tors­ten rüt­her pro­duc­tions gmbh

scharn­horst­stra­ße 7a

d 10115 ber­lin

Ger­ma­ny

Pho­ne: 01777298501

Email: info@torstenruether.de

Web­site: www.torstenruether.de

3. Cookies

The Inter­net pages of the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH use coo­kies. Coo­kies are text files that are stored in a com­pu­ter sys­tem via an Inter­net brow­ser.

Many Inter­net sites and ser­vers use coo­kies. Many coo­kies con­tain a so-cal­led coo­kie ID. A coo­kie ID is a uni­que iden­ti­fier of the coo­kie. It con­sists of a cha­rac­ter string through which Inter­net pages and ser­vers can be assi­gned to the spe­ci­fic Inter­net brow­ser in which the coo­kie was stored. This allows visi­ted Inter­net sites and ser­vers to dif­fe­ren­tia­te the indi­vi­du­al brow­ser of the dats sub­ject from other Inter­net brow­sers that con­tain other coo­kies. A spe­ci­fic Inter­net brow­ser can be reco­gni­zed and iden­ti­fied using the uni­que coo­kie ID.

Through the use of coo­kies, the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH can pro­vi­de the users of this web­site with more user-fri­end­ly ser­vices that would not be pos­si­ble wit­hout the coo­kie set­ting.

By means of a coo­kie, the infor­ma­ti­on and offers on our web­site can be opti­mi­zed with the user in mind. Coo­kies allow us, as pre­vious­ly men­tio­ned, to reco­gni­ze our web­site users. The pur­po­se of this reco­gni­ti­on is to make it easier for users to uti­li­ze our web­site. The web­site user that uses coo­kies, e.g. does not have to enter access data each time the web­site is acces­sed, becau­se this is taken over by the web­site, and the coo­kie is thus stored on the user's com­pu­ter sys­tem. Ano­t­her examp­le is the coo­kie of a shop­ping cart in an online shop. The online store remem­bers the arti­cles that a custo­mer has pla­ced in the vir­tu­al shop­ping cart via a coo­kie.

The data sub­ject may, at any time, pre­vent the set­ting of coo­kies through our web­site by means of a cor­re­spon­ding set­ting of the Inter­net brow­ser used, and may thus per­man­ent­ly deny the set­ting of coo­kies. Fur­ther­mo­re, alrea­dy set coo­kies may be dele­ted at any time via an Inter­net brow­ser or other soft­ware pro­grams. This is pos­si­ble in all popu­lar Inter­net brow­sers. If the data sub­ject deac­tiva­tes the set­ting of coo­kies in the Inter­net brow­ser used, not all func­tions of our web­site may be ent­i­re­ly usable.

4. Collection of general data and information

The web­site of the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH collec­ts a series of gene­ral data and infor­ma­ti­on when a data sub­ject or auto­ma­ted sys­tem calls up the web­site. This gene­ral data and infor­ma­ti­on are stored in the ser­ver log files. Collec­ted may be (1) the brow­ser types and ver­si­ons used, (2) the ope­ra­ting sys­tem used by the acces­sing sys­tem, (3) the web­site from which an acces­sing sys­tem reaches our web­site (so-cal­led refer­rers), (4) the sub-web­sites, (5) the date and time of access to the Inter­net site, (6) an Inter­net pro­to­col address (IP address), (7) the Inter­net ser­vice pro­vi­der of the acces­sing sys­tem, and (8) any other simi­lar data and infor­ma­ti­on that may be used in the event of attacks on our infor­ma­ti­on tech­no­lo­gy sys­tems.

When using the­se gene­ral data and infor­ma­ti­on, the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH does not draw any con­clu­si­ons about the data sub­ject. Rather, this infor­ma­ti­on is nee­ded to (1) deli­ver the con­tent of our web­site cor­rec­t­ly, (2) opti­mi­ze the con­tent of our web­site as well as its adver­ti­se­ment, (3) ensu­re the long-term via­bi­li­ty of our infor­ma­ti­on tech­no­lo­gy sys­tems and web­site tech­no­lo­gy, and (4) pro­vi­de law enforce­ment aut­ho­ri­ties with the infor­ma­ti­on necessa­ry for cri­mi­nal pro­se­cu­ti­on in case of a cyber-attack. The­re­fo­re, the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH ana­ly­zes anony­mously collec­ted data and infor­ma­ti­on sta­tis­ti­cal­ly, with the aim of increa­sing the data pro­tec­tion and data secu­ri­ty of our enter­pri­se, and to ensu­re an opti­mal level of pro­tec­tion for the per­so­nal data we pro­cess. The anony­mous data of the ser­ver log files are stored sepa­r­ate­ly from all per­so­nal data pro­vi­ded by a data sub­ject.

5. Contact possibility via the website

The web­site of the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH con­tains infor­ma­ti­on that enab­les a quick elec­tro­nic con­tact to our enter­pri­se, as well as direct com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on with us, which also inclu­des a gene­ral address of the so-cal­led elec­tro­nic mail (e-mail address). If a data sub­ject con­tac­ts the con­trol­ler by e-mail or via a con­tact form, the per­so­nal data trans­mit­ted by the data sub­ject are auto­ma­ti­cal­ly stored. Such per­so­nal data trans­mit­ted on a vol­un­ta­ry basis by a data sub­ject to the data con­trol­ler are stored for the pur­po­se of pro­ces­sing or con­tac­ting the data sub­ject. The­re is no trans­fer of this per­so­nal data to third par­ties.

6. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The data con­trol­ler shall pro­cess and store the per­so­nal data of the data sub­ject only for the peri­od necessa­ry to achie­ve the pur­po­se of sto­rage, or as far as this is gran­ted by the European legis­la­tor or other legis­la­tors in laws or regu­la­ti­ons to which the con­trol­ler is sub­ject to.

If the sto­rage pur­po­se is not app­li­ca­ble, or if a sto­rage peri­od pre­scri­bed by the European legis­la­tor or ano­t­her com­pe­tent legis­la­tor expi­res, the per­so­nal data are rou­ti­ne­ly blo­cked or era­sed in accordance with legal requi­re­ments.

7. Rights of the data subject
  • a) Right of confirmation

    Each data sub­ject shall have the right gran­ted by the European legis­la­tor to obtain from the con­trol­ler the con­fir­ma­ti­on as to whe­ther or not per­so­nal data con­cer­ning him or her are being pro­ces­sed. If a data sub­ject wis­hes to avail him­s­elf of this right of con­fir­ma­ti­on, he or she may, at any time, con­tact any employee of the con­trol­ler.

  • b) Right of access

    Each data sub­ject shall have the right gran­ted by the European legis­la­tor to obtain from the con­trol­ler free infor­ma­ti­on about his or her per­so­nal data stored at any time and a copy of this infor­ma­ti­on. Fur­ther­mo­re, the European direc­tives and regu­la­ti­ons grant the data sub­ject access to the fol­lo­wing infor­ma­ti­on:

    • the pur­po­ses of the pro­ces­sing;
    • the cate­go­ries of per­so­nal data con­cer­ned;
    • the reci­pi­ents or cate­go­ries of reci­pi­ents to whom the per­so­nal data have been or will be dis­c­lo­sed, in par­ti­cu­lar reci­pi­ents in third coun­tries or inter­na­tio­nal orga­ni­sa­ti­ons;
    • whe­re pos­si­ble, the envi­sa­ged peri­od for which the per­so­nal data will be stored, or, if not pos­si­ble, the cri­te­ria used to deter­mi­ne that peri­od;
    • the exis­tence of the right to request from the con­trol­ler rec­tifi­ca­ti­on or era­su­re of per­so­nal data, or restric­tion of pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data con­cer­ning the data sub­ject, or to object to such pro­ces­sing;
    • the exis­tence of the right to lodge a com­p­laint with a super­vi­so­ry aut­ho­ri­ty;
    • whe­re the per­so­nal data are not collec­ted from the data sub­ject, any avail­ab­le infor­ma­ti­on as to their source;
    • the exis­tence of auto­ma­ted decisi­on-making, inclu­ding pro­filing, refer­red to in Arti­cle 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in tho­se cases, mea­ning­ful infor­ma­ti­on about the logic invol­ved, as well as the signi­fi­can­ce and envi­sa­ged con­se­quen­ces of such pro­ces­sing for the data sub­ject.

    Fur­ther­mo­re, the data sub­ject shall have a right to obtain infor­ma­ti­on as to whe­ther per­so­nal data are trans­fer­red to a third coun­try or to an inter­na­tio­nal orga­ni­sa­ti­on. Whe­re this is the case, the data sub­ject shall have the right to be infor­med of the appro­pria­te safe­guards rela­ting to the trans­fer.

    If a data sub­ject wis­hes to avail him­s­elf of this right of access, he or she may, at any time, con­tact any employee of the con­trol­ler.

  • c) Right to rectification

    Each data sub­ject shall have the right gran­ted by the European legis­la­tor to obtain from the con­trol­ler wit­hout undue delay the rec­tifi­ca­ti­on of inac­cu­ra­te per­so­nal data con­cer­ning him or her. Taking into account the pur­po­ses of the pro­ces­sing, the data sub­ject shall have the right to have incom­ple­te per­so­nal data com­ple­ted, inclu­ding by means of pro­vi­ding a sup­ple­men­ta­ry state­ment.

    If a data sub­ject wis­hes to exer­ci­se this right to rec­tifi­ca­ti­on, he or she may, at any time, con­tact any employee of the con­trol­ler.

  • d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)

    Each data sub­ject shall have the right gran­ted by the European legis­la­tor to obtain from the con­trol­ler the era­su­re of per­so­nal data con­cer­ning him or her wit­hout undue delay, and the con­trol­ler shall have the obli­ga­ti­on to era­se per­so­nal data wit­hout undue delay whe­re one of the fol­lo­wing grounds app­lies, as long as the pro­ces­sing is not necessa­ry:

    • The per­so­nal data are no lon­ger necessa­ry in rela­ti­on to the pur­po­ses for which they were collec­ted or other­wi­se pro­ces­sed.
    • The data sub­ject with­draws con­sent to which the pro­ces­sing is based accord­ing to point (a) of Arti­cle 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Arti­cle 9(2) of the GDPR, and whe­re the­re is no other legal ground for the pro­ces­sing.
    • The data sub­ject objec­ts to the pro­ces­sing pur­suant to Arti­cle 21(1) of the GDPR and the­re are no over­ri­ding legi­ti­ma­te grounds for the pro­ces­sing, or the data sub­ject objec­ts to the pro­ces­sing pur­suant to Arti­cle 21(2) of the GDPR.
    • The per­so­nal data have been unlaw­ful­ly pro­ces­sed.
    • The per­so­nal data must be era­sed for com­pli­an­ce with a legal obli­ga­ti­on in Uni­on or Mem­ber Sta­te law to which the con­trol­ler is sub­ject.
    • The per­so­nal data have been collec­ted in rela­ti­on to the offer of infor­ma­ti­on socie­ty ser­vices refer­red to in Arti­cle 8(1) of the GDPR.

    If one of the afo­re­men­tio­ned rea­sons app­lies, and a data sub­ject wis­hes to request the era­su­re of per­so­nal data stored by the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH, he or she may, at any time, con­tact any employee of the con­trol­ler. An employee of Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH shall prompt­ly ensu­re that the era­su­re request is com­plied with imme­dia­te­ly.

    Whe­re the con­trol­ler has made per­so­nal data public and is obli­ged pur­suant to Arti­cle 17(1) to era­se the per­so­nal data, the con­trol­ler, taking account of avail­ab­le tech­no­lo­gy and the cost of imple­men­ta­ti­on, shall take rea­son­ab­le steps, inclu­ding tech­ni­cal mea­su­res, to inform other con­trol­lers pro­ces­sing the per­so­nal data that the data sub­ject has requested era­su­re by such con­trol­lers of any links to, or copy or repli­ca­ti­on of, tho­se per­so­nal data, as far as pro­ces­sing is not requi­red. An employees of the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH will arran­ge the necessa­ry mea­su­res in indi­vi­du­al cases.

  • e) Right of restriction of processing

    Each data sub­ject shall have the right gran­ted by the European legis­la­tor to obtain from the con­trol­ler restric­tion of pro­ces­sing whe­re one of the fol­lo­wing app­lies:

    • The accu­ra­cy of the per­so­nal data is con­tested by the data sub­ject, for a peri­od enab­ling the con­trol­ler to veri­fy the accu­ra­cy of the per­so­nal data.
    • The pro­ces­sing is unlaw­ful and the data sub­ject oppo­ses the era­su­re of the per­so­nal data and requests ins­tead the restric­tion of their use ins­tead.
    • The con­trol­ler no lon­ger needs the per­so­nal data for the pur­po­ses of the pro­ces­sing, but they are requi­red by the data sub­ject for the estab­lish­ment, exer­ci­se or defence of legal claims.
    • The data sub­ject has objec­ted to pro­ces­sing pur­suant to Arti­cle 21(1) of the GDPR pen­ding the veri­fi­ca­ti­on whe­ther the legi­ti­ma­te grounds of the con­trol­ler over­ri­de tho­se of the data sub­ject.

    If one of the afo­re­men­tio­ned con­di­ti­ons is met, and a data sub­ject wis­hes to request the restric­tion of the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data stored by the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH, he or she may at any time con­tact any employee of the con­trol­ler. The employee of the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH will arran­ge the restric­tion of the pro­ces­sing.

  • f) Right to data portability

    Each data sub­ject shall have the right gran­ted by the European legis­la­tor, to recei­ve the per­so­nal data con­cer­ning him or her, which was pro­vi­ded to a con­trol­ler, in a struc­tu­red, com­mon­ly used and machi­ne-read­a­ble for­mat. He or she shall have the right to trans­mit tho­se data to ano­t­her con­trol­ler wit­hout hin­dran­ce from the con­trol­ler to which the per­so­nal data have been pro­vi­ded, as long as the pro­ces­sing is based on con­sent pur­suant to point (a) of Arti­cle 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Arti­cle 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a con­tract pur­suant to point (b) of Arti­cle 6(1) of the GDPR, and the pro­ces­sing is car­ri­ed out by auto­ma­ted means, as long as the pro­ces­sing is not necessa­ry for the per­for­mance of a task car­ri­ed out in the public inte­rest or in the exer­ci­se of offi­ci­al aut­ho­ri­ty vested in the con­trol­ler.

    Fur­ther­mo­re, in exer­cis­ing his or her right to data por­ta­bi­li­ty pur­suant to Arti­cle 20(1) of the GDPR, the data sub­ject shall have the right to have per­so­nal data trans­mit­ted direc­t­ly from one con­trol­ler to ano­t­her, whe­re tech­ni­cal­ly fea­si­ble and when doing so does not adver­se­ly affect the rights and free­doms of others.

    In order to assert the right to data por­ta­bi­li­ty, the data sub­ject may at any time con­tact any employee of the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH.

  • g) Right to object

    Each data sub­ject shall have the right gran­ted by the European legis­la­tor to object, on grounds rela­ting to his or her par­ti­cu­lar situa­ti­on, at any time, to pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data con­cer­ning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Arti­cle 6(1) of the GDPR. This also app­lies to pro­filing based on the­se pro­vi­si­ons.

    The Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH shall no lon­ger pro­cess the per­so­nal data in the event of the objec­tion, unless we can demons­tra­te com­pel­ling legi­ti­ma­te grounds for the pro­ces­sing which over­ri­de the inte­rests, rights and free­doms of the data sub­ject, or for the estab­lish­ment, exer­ci­se or defence of legal claims.

    If the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH pro­ces­ses per­so­nal data for direct mar­ke­ting pur­po­ses, the data sub­ject shall have the right to object at any time to pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data con­cer­ning him or her for such mar­ke­ting. This app­lies to pro­filing to the extent that it is rela­ted to such direct mar­ke­ting. If the data sub­ject objec­ts to the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH to the pro­ces­sing for direct mar­ke­ting pur­po­ses, the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH will no lon­ger pro­cess the per­so­nal data for the­se pur­po­ses.

    In addi­ti­on, the data sub­ject has the right, on grounds rela­ting to his or her par­ti­cu­lar situa­ti­on, to object to pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data con­cer­ning him or her by the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH for sci­en­ti­fic or his­to­ri­cal rese­arch pur­po­ses, or for sta­tis­ti­cal pur­po­ses pur­suant to Arti­cle 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the pro­ces­sing is necessa­ry for the per­for­mance of a task car­ri­ed out for rea­sons of public inte­rest.

    In order to exer­ci­se the right to object, the data sub­ject may con­tact any employee of the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH. In addi­ti­on, the data sub­ject is free in the con­text of the use of infor­ma­ti­on socie­ty ser­vices, and not­wi­th­stan­ding Direc­tive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by auto­ma­ted means using tech­ni­cal spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons.

  • h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

    Each data sub­ject shall have the right gran­ted by the European legis­la­tor not to be sub­ject to a decisi­on based sole­ly on auto­ma­ted pro­ces­sing, inclu­ding pro­filing, which pro­du­ces legal effec­ts con­cer­ning him or her, or simi­lar­ly signi­fi­cant­ly affec­ts him or her, as long as the decisi­on (1) is not is necessa­ry for ent­e­ring into, or the per­for­mance of, a con­tract bet­ween the data sub­ject and a data con­trol­ler, or (2) is not aut­ho­ri­sed by Uni­on or Mem­ber Sta­te law to which the con­trol­ler is sub­ject and which also lays down sui­ta­ble mea­su­res to safe­guard the data subject's rights and free­doms and legi­ti­ma­te inte­rests, or (3) is not based on the data subject's expli­cit con­sent.

    If the decisi­on (1) is necessa­ry for ent­e­ring into, or the per­for­mance of, a con­tract bet­ween the data sub­ject and a data con­trol­ler, or (2) it is based on the data subject's expli­cit con­sent, the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH shall imple­ment sui­ta­ble mea­su­res to safe­guard the data subject's rights and free­doms and legi­ti­ma­te inte­rests, at least the right to obtain human inter­ven­ti­on on the part of the con­trol­ler, to express his or her point of view and con­test the decisi­on.

    If the data sub­ject wis­hes to exer­ci­se the rights con­cer­ning auto­ma­ted indi­vi­du­al decisi­on-making, he or she may, at any time, con­tact any employee of the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH.

  • i) Right to withdraw data protection consent

    Each data sub­ject shall have the right gran­ted by the European legis­la­tor to with­draw his or her con­sent to pro­ces­sing of his or her per­so­nal data at any time.

    If the data sub­ject wis­hes to exer­ci­se the right to with­draw the con­sent, he or she may, at any time, con­tact any employee of the Tors­ten Rüt­her Pro­duc­tions GmbH.

8. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Facebook

On this web­site, the con­trol­ler has inte­gra­ted com­pon­ents of the enter­pri­se Face­book. Face­book is a soci­al net­work.

A soci­al net­work is a place for soci­al mee­tings on the Inter­net, an online com­mu­ni­ty, which usual­ly allows users to com­mu­ni­ca­te with each other and inter­act in a vir­tu­al space. A soci­al net­work may ser­ve as a plat­form for the exchan­ge of opi­ni­ons and expe­ri­en­ces, or enab­le the Inter­net com­mu­ni­ty to pro­vi­de per­so­nal or busi­ness-rela­ted infor­ma­ti­on. Face­book allows soci­al net­work users to inclu­de the crea­ti­on of pri­va­te pro­files, upload pho­tos, and net­work through fri­end requests.

The ope­ra­ting com­pa­ny of Face­book is Face­book, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Men­lo Park, CA 94025, United Sta­tes. If a per­son lives out­si­de of the United Sta­tes or Cana­da, the con­trol­ler is the Face­book Ire­land Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Squa­re, Grand Canal Har­bour, Dub­lin 2, Ire­land.

With each call-up to one of the indi­vi­du­al pages of this Inter­net web­site, which is ope­ra­ted by the con­trol­ler and into which a Face­book com­po­nent (Face­book plug-ins) was inte­gra­ted, the web brow­ser on the infor­ma­ti­on tech­no­lo­gy sys­tem of the data sub­ject is auto­ma­ti­cal­ly promp­ted to down­load dis­play of the cor­re­spon­ding Face­book com­po­nent from Face­book through the Face­book com­po­nent. An over­view of all the Face­book Plug-ins may be acces­sed under https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. During the cour­se of this tech­ni­cal pro­ce­du­re, Face­book is made awa­re of what spe­ci­fic sub-site of our web­site was visi­ted by the data sub­ject.

If the data sub­ject is log­ged in at the same time on Face­book, Face­book detec­ts with every call-up to our web­site by the data subject—and for the ent­i­re dura­ti­on of their stay on our Inter­net site—which spe­ci­fic sub-site of our Inter­net page was visi­ted by the data sub­ject. This infor­ma­ti­on is collec­ted through the Face­book com­po­nent and asso­cia­ted with the respec­tive Face­book account of the data sub­ject. If the data sub­ject clicks on one of the Face­book but­tons inte­gra­ted into our web­site, e.g. the "Like" but­ton, or if the data sub­ject sub­mits a com­ment, then Face­book matches this infor­ma­ti­on with the per­so­nal Face­book user account of the data sub­ject and stores the per­so­nal data.

Face­book always recei­ves, through the Face­book com­po­nent, infor­ma­ti­on about a visit to our web­site by the data sub­ject, whenever the data sub­ject is log­ged in at the same time on Face­book during the time of the call-up to our web­site. This occurs regard­less of whe­ther the data sub­ject clicks on the Face­book com­po­nent or not. If such a trans­mis­si­on of infor­ma­ti­on to Face­book is not desi­ra­ble for the data sub­ject, then he or she may pre­vent this by log­ging off from their Face­book account befo­re a call-up to our web­site is made.

The data pro­tec­tion gui­de­li­ne published by Face­book, which is avail­ab­le at https://facebook.com/about/privacy/, pro­vi­des infor­ma­ti­on about the collec­tion, pro­ces­sing and use of per­so­nal data by Face­book. In addi­ti­on, it is exp­lai­ned the­re what set­ting opti­ons Face­book offers to pro­tect the pri­va­cy of the data sub­ject. In addi­ti­on, dif­fe­rent con­fi­gu­ra­ti­on opti­ons are made avail­ab­le to allow the eli­mi­na­ti­on of data trans­mis­si­on to Face­book. The­se app­li­ca­ti­ons may be used by the data sub­ject to eli­mi­na­te a data trans­mis­si­on to Face­book.

9. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

On this web­site, the con­trol­ler has inte­gra­ted the com­po­nent of Goog­le Ana­ly­tics (with the anony­mi­zer func­tion). Goog­le Ana­ly­tics is a web ana­ly­tics ser­vice. Web ana­ly­tics is the collec­tion, gathe­ring, and ana­ly­sis of data about the beha­vi­or of visi­tors to web­sites. A web ana­ly­sis ser­vice collec­ts, inter alia, data about the web­site from which a per­son has come (the so-cal­led refer­rer), which sub-pages were visi­ted, or how often and for what dura­ti­on a sub-page was view­ed. Web ana­ly­tics are main­ly used for the opti­mi­za­ti­on of a web­site and in order to car­ry out a cost-bene­fit ana­ly­sis of Inter­net adver­ti­sing.

The ope­ra­tor of the Goog­le Ana­ly­tics com­po­nent is Goog­le Ire­land Limi­ted, Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dub­lin, D04 E5W5, Ire­land.

For the web ana­ly­tics through Goog­le Ana­ly­tics the con­trol­ler uses the app­li­ca­ti­on "_gat. _anonymizeIp". By means of this app­li­ca­ti­on the IP address of the Inter­net con­nec­tion of the data sub­ject is abrid­ged by Goog­le and anony­mi­sed when acces­sing our web­sites from a Mem­ber Sta­te of the European Uni­on or ano­t­her Con­trac­ting Sta­te to the Agree­ment on the European Eco­no­mic Area.

The pur­po­se of the Goog­le Ana­ly­tics com­po­nent is to ana­ly­ze the traf­fic on our web­site. Goog­le uses the collec­ted data and infor­ma­ti­on, inter alia, to eva­lua­te the use of our web­site and to pro­vi­de online reports, which show the activi­ties on our web­sites, and to pro­vi­de other ser­vices con­cer­ning the use of our Inter­net site for us.

Goog­le Ana­ly­tics pla­ces a coo­kie on the infor­ma­ti­on tech­no­lo­gy sys­tem of the data sub­ject. The defi­ni­ti­on of coo­kies is exp­lai­ned above. With the set­ting of the coo­kie, Goog­le is enab­led to ana­ly­ze the use of our web­site. With each call-up to one of the indi­vi­du­al pages of this Inter­net site, which is ope­ra­ted by the con­trol­ler and into which a Goog­le Ana­ly­tics com­po­nent was inte­gra­ted, the Inter­net brow­ser on the infor­ma­ti­on tech­no­lo­gy sys­tem of the data sub­ject will auto­ma­ti­cal­ly sub­mit data through the Goog­le Ana­ly­tics com­po­nent for the pur­po­se of online adver­ti­sing and the sett­le­ment of com­mis­si­ons to Goog­le. During the cour­se of this tech­ni­cal pro­ce­du­re, the enter­pri­se Goog­le gains know­ledge of per­so­nal infor­ma­ti­on, such as the IP address of the data sub­ject, which ser­ves Goog­le, inter alia, to under­stand the ori­gin of visi­tors and clicks, and sub­se­quent­ly crea­te com­mis­si­on sett­le­ments.

The coo­kie is used to store per­so­nal infor­ma­ti­on, such as the access time, the loca­ti­on from which the access was made, and the fre­quen­cy of visits of our web­site by the data sub­ject. With each visit to our Inter­net site, such per­so­nal data, inclu­ding the IP address of the Inter­net access used by the data sub­ject, will be trans­mit­ted to Goog­le in the United Sta­tes of Ame­ri­ca. The­se per­so­nal data are stored by Goog­le in the United Sta­tes of Ame­ri­ca. Goog­le may pass the­se per­so­nal data collec­ted through the tech­ni­cal pro­ce­du­re to third par­ties.

The data sub­ject may, as sta­ted above, pre­vent the set­ting of coo­kies through our web­site at any time by means of a cor­re­spon­ding adjust­ment of the web brow­ser used and thus per­man­ent­ly deny the set­ting of coo­kies. Such an adjust­ment to the Inter­net brow­ser used would also pre­vent Goog­le Ana­ly­tics from set­ting a coo­kie on the infor­ma­ti­on tech­no­lo­gy sys­tem of the data sub­ject. In addi­ti­on, coo­kies alrea­dy in use by Goog­le Ana­ly­tics may be dele­ted at any time via a web brow­ser or other soft­ware pro­grams.

In addi­ti­on, the data sub­ject has the pos­si­bi­li­ty of objec­ting to a collec­tion of data that are gene­ra­ted by Goog­le Ana­ly­tics, which is rela­ted to the use of this web­site, as well as the pro­ces­sing of this data by Goog­le and the chan­ce to pre­clu­de any such. For this pur­po­se, the data sub­ject must down­load a brow­ser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and install it. This brow­ser add-on tells Goog­le Ana­ly­tics through a Java­Script, that any data and infor­ma­ti­on about the visits of Inter­net pages may not be trans­mit­ted to Goog­le Ana­ly­tics. The instal­la­ti­on of the brow­ser add-ons is con­si­de­red an objec­tion by Goog­le. If the infor­ma­ti­on tech­no­lo­gy sys­tem of the data sub­ject is later dele­ted, for­mat­ted, or new­ly instal­led, then the data sub­ject must reinstall the brow­ser add-ons to dis­able Goog­le Ana­ly­tics. If the brow­ser add-on was unin­stal­led by the data sub­ject or any other per­son who is attri­bu­ta­ble to their sphe­re of com­pe­tence, or is dis­ab­led, it is pos­si­ble to exe­cu­te the reinstal­la­ti­on or reac­tiva­ti­on of the brow­ser add-ons.

Fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on and the app­li­ca­ble data pro­tec­tion pro­vi­si­ons of Goog­le may be retrie­ved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Goog­le Ana­ly­tics is fur­ther exp­lai­ned under the fol­lo­wing Link https://www.google.com/analytics/.

10. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Jetpack for WordPress

On this web­site, the con­trol­ler has inte­gra­ted Jet­pack. Jet­pack is a Word­Press plug-in, which pro­vi­des addi­tio­nal fea­tures to the ope­ra­tor of a web­site based on Word­Press. Jet­pack allows the Inter­net site ope­ra­tor, inter alia, an over­view of the visi­tors of the site. By dis­play­ing rela­ted posts and publi­ca­ti­ons, or the abi­li­ty to sha­re con­tent on the page, it is also pos­si­ble to increa­se visi­tor num­bers. In addi­ti­on, secu­ri­ty fea­tures are inte­gra­ted into Jet­pack, so a Jet­pack-using site is bet­ter pro­tec­ted against bru­te-force attacks. Jet­pack also opti­mi­zes and acce­le­ra­tes the loa­ding of images on the web­site.

The ope­ra­ting com­pa­ny of Jet­pack Plug-Ins for Word­Press is the Aut O’Mattic A8C Ire­land Ltd., Busi­ness Cent­re, No.1 Lower Mayor Street, Inter­na­tio­nal Finan­ci­al Ser­vices Cent­re, Dub­lin 1, Ire­land.

Jet­pack sets a coo­kie on the infor­ma­ti­on tech­no­lo­gy sys­tem used by the data sub­ject. The defi­ni­ti­on of coo­kies is exp­lai­ned above. With each call-up to one of the indi­vi­du­al pages of this Inter­net site, which is ope­ra­ted by the con­trol­ler and on which a Jet­pack com­po­nent was inte­gra­ted, the Inter­net brow­ser on the infor­ma­ti­on tech­no­lo­gy sys­tem of the data sub­ject is auto­ma­ti­cal­ly promp­ted to sub­mit data through the Jet­pack com­po­nent for ana­ly­sis pur­po­ses to Auto­mat­tic. During the cour­se of this tech­ni­cal pro­ce­du­re Auto­mat­tic recei­ves data that is used to crea­te an over­view of web­site visits. The data obtai­ned in this way ser­ves the ana­ly­sis of the beha­viour of the data sub­ject, which has access to the Inter­net page of the con­trol­ler and is ana­ly­zed with the aim to opti­mi­ze the web­site. The data collec­ted through the Jet­pack com­po­nent is not used to iden­ti­fy the data sub­ject wit­hout a pri­or obtai­ning of a sepa­ra­te express con­sent of the data sub­ject. The data comes also to the noti­ce of Quant­cast. Quant­cast uses the data for the same pur­po­ses as Auto­mat­tic.

The data sub­ject can, as sta­ted above, pre­vent the set­ting of coo­kies through our web­site at any time by means of a cor­re­spon­ding adjust­ment of the web brow­ser used and thus per­man­ent­ly deny the set­ting of coo­kies. Such an adjust­ment to the Inter­net brow­ser used would also pre­vent Automattic/Quantcast from set­ting a coo­kie on the infor­ma­ti­on tech­no­lo­gy sys­tem of the data sub­ject. In addi­ti­on, coo­kies alrea­dy in use by Automattic/Quantcast may be dele­ted at any time via a web brow­ser or other soft­ware pro­grams.

In addi­ti­on, the data sub­ject has the pos­si­bi­li­ty of objec­ting to a collec­tion of data rela­ting to a use of this Inter­net site that are gene­ra­ted by the Jet­pack coo­kie as well as the pro­ces­sing of the­se data by Automattic/Quantcast and the chan­ce to pre­clu­de any such. For this pur­po­se, the data sub­ject must press the ‘opt-out’ but­ton under the link https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/ which sets an opt-out coo­kie. The opt-out coo­kie set with this pur­po­se is pla­ced on the infor­ma­ti­on tech­no­lo­gy sys­tem used by the data sub­ject. If the coo­kies are dele­ted on the sys­tem of the data sub­ject, then the data sub­ject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out coo­kie.

With the set­ting of the opt-out coo­kie, howe­ver, the pos­si­bi­li­ty exists that the web­sites of the con­trol­ler are not ful­ly usable any­mo­re by the data sub­ject.

The app­li­ca­ble data pro­tec­tion pro­vi­si­ons of Auto­mat­tic may be acces­sed under https://automattic.com/privacy/. The app­li­ca­ble data pro­tec­tion pro­vi­si­ons of Quant­cast can be acces­sed under https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/.

11. Legal basis for the processing

Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR ser­ves as the legal basis for pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons for which we obtain con­sent for a spe­ci­fic pro­ces­sing pur­po­se. If the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data is necessa­ry for the per­for­mance of a con­tract to which the data sub­ject is par­ty, as is the case, for examp­le, when pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons are necessa­ry for the sup­ply of goods or to pro­vi­de any other ser­vice, the pro­ces­sing is based on Arti­cle 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same app­lies to such pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons which are necessa­ry for car­ry­ing out pre-con­trac­tu­al mea­su­res, for examp­le in the case of inqui­ries con­cer­ning our pro­duc­ts or ser­vices. Is our com­pa­ny sub­ject to a legal obli­ga­ti­on by which pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data is requi­red, such as for the ful­fill­ment of tax obli­ga­ti­ons, the pro­ces­sing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data may be necessa­ry to pro­tect the vital inte­rests of the data sub­ject or of ano­t­her natu­ral per­son. This would be the case, for examp­le, if a visi­tor were inju­red in our com­pa­ny and his name, age, health insuran­ce data or other vital infor­ma­ti­on would have to be pas­sed on to a doc­tor, hos­pi­tal or other third par­ty. Then the pro­ces­sing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR. Final­ly, pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons could be based on Arti­cle 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons which are not cove­r­ed by any of the above­men­tio­ned legal grounds, if pro­ces­sing is necessa­ry for the pur­po­ses of the legi­ti­ma­te inte­rests pur­sued by our com­pa­ny or by a third par­ty, except whe­re such inte­rests are over­rid­den by the inte­rests or fun­da­men­tal rights and free­doms of the data sub­ject which requi­re pro­tec­tion of per­so­nal data. Such pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons are par­ti­cu­lar­ly per­mis­si­ble becau­se they have been spe­ci­fi­cal­ly men­tio­ned by the European legis­la­tor. He con­si­de­red that a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest could be assu­med if the data sub­ject is a cli­ent of the con­trol­ler (Reci­tal 47 Sen­tence 2 GDPR).

12. The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party

Whe­re the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data is based on Arti­cle 6(1) lit. f GDPR our legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest is to car­ry out our busi­ness in favor of the well-being of all our employees and the share­hol­ders.

13. Period for which the personal data will be stored

The cri­te­ria used to deter­mi­ne the peri­od of sto­rage of per­so­nal data is the respec­tive sta­tuto­ry reten­ti­on peri­od. After expi­ra­ti­on of that peri­od, the cor­re­spon­ding data is rou­ti­ne­ly dele­ted, as long as it is no lon­ger necessa­ry for the ful­fill­ment of the con­tract or the initia­ti­on of a con­tract.

14. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data

We cla­ri­fy that the pro­vi­si­on of per­so­nal data is part­ly requi­red by law (e.g. tax regu­la­ti­ons) or can also result from con­trac­tu­al pro­vi­si­ons (e.g. infor­ma­ti­on on the con­trac­tu­al part­ner). Some­ti­mes it may be necessa­ry to con­clu­de a con­tract that the data sub­ject pro­vi­des us with per­so­nal data, which must sub­se­quent­ly be pro­ces­sed by us. The data sub­ject is, for examp­le, obli­ged to pro­vi­de us with per­so­nal data when our com­pa­ny signs a con­tract with him or her. The non-pro­vi­si­on of the per­so­nal data would have the con­se­quence that the con­tract with the data sub­ject could not be con­clu­ded. Befo­re per­so­nal data is pro­vi­ded by the data sub­ject, the data sub­ject must con­tact any employee. The employee cla­ri­fies to the data sub­ject whe­ther the pro­vi­si­on of the per­so­nal data is requi­red by law or con­tract or is necessa­ry for the con­clu­si­on of the con­tract, whe­ther the­re is an obli­ga­ti­on to pro­vi­de the per­so­nal data and the con­se­quen­ces of non-pro­vi­si­on of the per­so­nal data.

15. Existence of automated decision-making

As a respon­si­ble com­pa­ny, we do not use auto­ma­tic decisi­on-making or pro­filing.

This Pri­va­cy Poli­cy has been gene­ra­ted by the Pri­va­cy Poli­cy Gene­ra­tor of the DGD - Your Exter­nal DPO that was deve­lo­ped in coope­ra­ti­on with Ger­man Lawy­ers from WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE, Colo­gne.