With the following information we would like to give you as a “data subject” an overview of the processing of your personal data by us and your rights under the data protection laws. It is generally possible to use our Internet pages without entering personal data. However, if you wish to make use of special services of our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain your consent.
The processing of personal data, for example your name, address or e-mail address, is always carried out in accordance with the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) and in compliance with the local data protection regulations applicable to “OM-Stiftung Innere Wissenschaft gGmbH”. By means of this data protection declaration, we would like to inform you about the scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us.
As the data controller, we have implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as completely as possible. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmission can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, you are free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, such as telephone or e-mail.
Responsible in the sense of the DS-GVO is:
OM Foundation for Internal Science gGmbH
Yvonne-Mewes-Weg 27, 22297 Hamburg, Germany
Representative of the responsible person:
Data protection officer
You can contact the data protection officer as follows: You can contact our data protection officer by e-mail at email@example.com or at our postal address with the addition “to the data protection officer”.
You can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with all questions and suggestions regarding data protection.
Definitions of terms
The data protection declaration is based on the terms used by the European legislator for directives and regulations when the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) was issued. Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.
We use the following terms, among others, in this data protection declaration:
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. 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 one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller (our company).
Processing is any operation or set of operations, performed with or without the aid of automated means, concerning personal data, such as collection, recording, organization, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
Restriction of Processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their future processing.
Profiling is any automated processing of personal data consisting of 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 job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, whereabouts or change of location of that natural person.
Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that ensure that the personal data is not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.
Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
The recipient is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body to whom personal data is disclosed, whether or not it is a third party. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the course of a specific investigation mandate under Union or member’s National law shall not be considered as recipients.
A third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or the processor, are authorized to process the personal data.
Consent means any freely given, informed and unambiguous expression of the data subject’s will in a specific case, in the form of a statement or other unequivocal affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her consent to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
Legal basis of processing
Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO (in conjunction with § 15 para. 3 TMG) serves our company as a 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 you are a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations required for the delivery of goods or the provision of another service or returned service, the processing is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services.
If our company is subject to a legal obligation which makes it necessary to process personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c DS-GVO.
In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were to be injured and his or her name, age, health insurance details or other vital information had to be forwarded to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In this case, the processing would be based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d DS-GVO.
Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the above legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. We are permitted to carry out such processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, he took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if you are a customer of our company (Recital 47 Sentence 2 DS-GVO).
6.1 SSL/TLS Encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption to ensure the security of data processing and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders, login data or contact requests that you send to us as the operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the “https://” in the address line of your browser instead of “http://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
We use this technology to protect your transmitted data.
6.2 Data collection when visiting the website
When using our website for informational purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the data that your browser sends to our server (in so-called “server log files”). Our website collects a number of general data and information every time you or an automated system access a page. This general data and information is stored in the server log files. The following can be recorded
- used browser types and versions,
- the operating system used by the accessing system,
- the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer),
- the sub-websites, which are accessed via an accessing system on our website,
- the date and time of access to the website,
- a shortened Internet Protocol address (anonymized IP address),
- the Internet service provider of the accessing system.
When using this general data and information we do not draw any conclusions about your person. This information is rather required to
- to deliver the contents of our website correctly
- to optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for it,
- to ensure the permanent operability of our IT systems and the technology of our website and
- to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack.
The data and information collected is therefore evaluated by us on the one hand statistically and also with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company, in order to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a person concerned.
The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the above listed purposes for data collection.
7.1 General information about cookies
Information is stored in the cookie, which in each case is related to the specifically used terminal device. This does not mean, however, that we obtain direct knowledge of your identity.
In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness, which are stored on your end device for a certain defined period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, we will automatically recognize that you have already been with us and what entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.
The data processed by cookies, which are required for the proper functioning of the website, are thus necessary to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.
For all other cookies, you have given your consent to this via our opt-in cookie banner in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO.
Content of our website
8.1 Registration as user
You have the possibility to register on our website by providing personal data.
Which personal data is transmitted to us in the process is determined by the respective input mask used for registration. The personal data entered by you will be collected and stored exclusively for internal use by us and for our own purposes. We may arrange for the data to be passed on to one or more processors, for example a parcel service provider, who will also use the personal data exclusively for internal use attributable to us.
When you register on our website, the IP address assigned by your internet service provider (ISP), the date and time of registration are also stored. The storage of this data is carried out against the background that this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services and, if necessary, to enable the clarification of criminal offences committed. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary for our security. As a matter of principle, this data will not be passed on to third parties, unless there is a legal obligation to do so or the passing on of the data serves criminal prosecution.
Your registration with voluntary disclosure of personal data also enables us to offer you content or services which, by their very nature, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to change the personal data provided during registration at any time or to have it completely deleted from our database.
On request, we will provide you with information at any time about what personal data is stored about you. Furthermore, we will correct or delete personal data at your request, provided that this does not conflict with any statutory storage obligations. A data protection officer named in this data protection declaration and all other employees are available to the person concerned as contact persons in this connection.
The processing of your data is carried out in the interest of a comfortable and easy use of our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f DS-GVO.
8.2 Establishing contact / contact form
Personal data is collected when contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail). Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. These data are stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for the processing of the data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 letter f DS-GVO. If your contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, an additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DS-GVO. Your data will be deleted after the final processing of your request. This is the case if it is clear from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and provided that there are no legal obligations to retain data.
8.3 Services / Digital Goods
We only transfer personal data to third parties if this is necessary for the execution of the contract, for example to the credit institution commissioned with the payment processing.
A further transmission of the data is not carried out or only if you have expressly agreed to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, for example for advertising purposes.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 letter b DS-GVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
8.4 Blog comment function
We offer users the opportunity to leave individual comments on individual blog posts on a blog located on our website. A blog is a portal on a website, usually publicly accessible, where one or more people called bloggers or web-bloggers can post articles or write down thoughts in so-called blog posts. The blog posts can usually be commented by third parties.
8.5 Facebook Connect
On our website, you can log in to create a customer account or to register using the social plugin “Facebook Connect” of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Facebook”), using the so-called single sign-on technique, if you have a Facebook profile. You can recognize the social plugins of “Facebook Connect” on our website by the blue button with the Facebook logo and the inscription “Connect with Facebook” or “Log in with Facebook” or “Sign in with Facebook”.
If you call up a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Facebook receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are not currently logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there. These processing operations are only carried out if you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter a DS-GVO.
By using this “Facebook Connect” button on our website, you also have the possibility to log in or register on our website using your Facebook user data. Only if you give your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter a DS-GVO before the registration process on the basis of a corresponding note on the exchange of data with Facebook will we receive the general and publicly accessible information stored in your profile when you use the “Facebook Connect” button on Facebook, depending on your personal data protection settings on Facebook. This information includes the user ID, name, profile picture, age and gender.
You can revoke your consent at any time by sending a message to the person responsible named at the beginning of this statement.
If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected via our website directly to your Facebook profile, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of the Facebook plugins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with “Adblock Plus” (https://adblockplus.org/de/).
9.1 Newsletter dispatch to existing customers
If you have provided us with your e-mail address when purchasing goods or services, we reserve the right to send you regular offers on similar goods or services from our product range by e-mail. In accordance with § 7 paragraph 3 UWG we do not need to obtain your separate consent for this. In this respect, data processing is carried out solely on the basis of our justified interest in personalized direct advertising in accordance with Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. If you have initially objected to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose, we will not send you an e-mail. You are entitled to object to the use of your e-mail address for the above-mentioned advertising purpose at any time with effect for the future by notifying the person responsible named at the beginning of this document. For this you will only incur transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. After receipt of your objection, the use of your e-mail address for advertising purposes will be immediately discontinued.
9.2 Advertising Newsletter
On our website you have the possibility to subscribe to the newsletter of our company. Which personal data is transmitted to us when ordering the newsletter is determined by the input mask used for this purpose.
We inform our customers and business partners about our offers in regular intervals by means of a newsletter. The newsletter of our company can only be received by you if
- you have a valid e-mail address and
- you have registered to receive the newsletter
For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you entered for the first time. This confirmation mail is used to check whether you as the owner of the e-mail address have authorized the receipt of the newsletter.
When you register for the newsletter, we also store the IP address assigned by your Internet service provider (ISP) for the IT system you are using at the time of registration, as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of your e-mail address at a later date and therefore serves as a legal safeguard.
The personal data collected during registration for the newsletter will be used exclusively for sending our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or for registration, as might be the case if there are changes to the newsletter offer or if technical conditions change. The personal data collected within the scope of the newsletter service will not be passed on to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled by you at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which you have given us for the newsletter service, can be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revoking your consent, you will find a corresponding link in every newsletter. Furthermore, it is also possible at any time to unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on our website or to inform us of this in another way.
The legal basis for data processing for the purpose of sending the newsletter is Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. a DS-GVO.
Our e-mail newsletters are sent via the technical service provider The Rocket Science Group, LLC d/b/a MailChimp, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA (https://www.mailchimp.com/), to whom we pass on the data you provide when you register for the newsletter. This transfer is done in the context of an order processing by MailChimp. Please note that your data is usually transferred to a MailChimp server in the USA and stored there.
MailChimp uses this information for sending and statistical evaluation of the newsletter on our behalf. For evaluation purposes, the e-mails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which are one-pixel image files stored on our website. This way it can be determined whether a newsletter message was opened and which links were clicked if necessary. Technical information is also collected (e.g. time of access, IP address, browser type and operating system). The data is only collected pseudonymously and is not linked to your other personal data, a direct personal reference is excluded. This data is used exclusively for statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.
If you wish to object to the data analysis for statistical evaluation purposes, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter.
You can revoke the consent you have given at any time. You can also prevent processing at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. You can also prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your web browser settings accordingly. You can also prevent the storage and transmission of personal data by deactivating Java-Script in your web browser or by installing a Java-Script blocker (e.g. https://noscript.net or https://www.ghostery.com). We would like to point out that these measures may mean that not all functions of our Internet offer are available.
Furthermore, MailChimp can use this data according to article 6 paragraph 1 letter f DS-GVO itself due to its own legitimate interest in the needs-based design and optimization of the service as well as for market research purposes, for example to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or pass them on to third parties.
To protect your data in the USA, we have concluded a data processing agreement with MailChimp based on the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission to enable the transfer of your personal data to MailChimp. This Data-Processing-Agreement can be viewed at the following Internet address: https://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement/.
Our activities in social networks
To enable us to communicate with you in social networks and to inform you about our services, we are represented there with our own pages. If you visit one of our social media sites, we are jointly responsible with the provider of the respective social media platform in terms of the processing operations triggered by this, which involve personal data, in accordance with Art. 26 DS-GVO.
We are not the original provider of these sites, but only use them within the scope of the possibilities offered to us by the respective providers.
Therefore, as a precautionary measure we would like to point out that your data may also be processed outside the European Union or the European Economic Area. A use can therefore have data protection risks for you, as the protection of your rights, e.g. to information, deletion, objection, etc., can be difficult and the processing in the social networks often takes place directly for advertising purposes or for the analysis of user behavior by the providers, without this being able to be influenced by us. If user profiles are created by the provider, cookies are often used or the user behavior is directly assigned to your own member profile of the social networks (if you are logged in here).
In accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f DS-GVO, the described processing of personal data is carried out on the basis of our legitimate interest and the legitimate interest of the respective provider, in order to be able to communicate with you in a contemporary manner or to inform you about our services. If you have to give your consent to data processing as a user with the respective provider, the legal basis refers to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO in conjunction with Art. 7 DS-GVO.
Since we do not have access to the data stocks of the providers, we point out that your rights (e.g. to information, correction, deletion, etc.) are best exercised directly with the respective provider. For further information on the processing of your data in social networks and the possibility to make use of your right of objection or revocation (so-called opt-out), we have listed below with the respective provider of social networks used by us:
(Co-)Responsible for data processing in Europe:
Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland
Opt-out and advertising settings:
11.1 Facebook Pixel (Custom Audience)
This website uses the “Facebook pixel” of Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Facebook”). If explicit consent is given, this allows us to track the behavior of users after they have seen or clicked on a Facebook advertisement. This process is used to evaluate the effectiveness of Facebook Ads for statistical and market research purposes and may help to optimize future advertising efforts.
The data collected is anonymous to us, so we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the users. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with the Facebook Data Usage Guidelines (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). You can enable Facebook and its partners to place advertisements on and outside of Facebook. A cookie may also be stored on your computer for these purposes. These processing operations are only carried out if you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter a DS-GVO.
These processing operations will only take place if you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 letter a DS-GVO.
In addition, you can deactivate cookies for reach measurement and advertising purposes on the following websites:
We would like to point out that this setting is also deleted when you delete your cookies.
11.2 Google Analytics
On our websites we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; hereinafter “Google”). In this context, pseudonymized user profiles are created and cookies (see item “Cookies”) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as
- browser type/version,
- the operating system used,
- referrer URL (the previously visited page),
- host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
- time of the server request,
are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services connected with the use of the website and the Internet for the purposes of market research and the design of these Internet pages in line with requirements. This information may also be transferred to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on our behalf. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other data from Google. The IP addresses are made anonymous, so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).
These processing operations are only carried out if you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO.
You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: 1
Disable Google Analytics, an opt-out cookie is set to prevent the future collection of your information when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you will have to set the opt-out cookie again.
You can find further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics in the Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).
11.3 Google Analytics Remarketing
We have integrated services from Google Remarketing on this website. Google Remarketing is a function of Google AdWords, which enables a company to display advertising to Internet users who have previously visited the company’s website. The integration of Google Remarketing thus allows a company to create user-related advertising and thus to display interest-relevant advertisements to the Internet user.
Operator company of the services of Google Remarketing is the Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Purpose of Google Remarketing is the fade in of interest-relevant advertisement. Google Remarketing enables us to display advertisements via the Google advertising network or to have them displayed on other Internet sites, which are tailored to the individual needs and interests of Internet users.
Google Remarketing sets a cookie on your IT system of the person concerned. By setting the cookie, Google is able to recognize the visitor to our website if he or she subsequently calls up websites that are also members of the Google advertising network. With each call to a website on which the Google Remarketing service has been integrated, your Internet browser automatically identifies itself to Google. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Google receives knowledge of personal data, such as your IP address or surfing behavior, which Google uses, among other things, to display interest-relevant advertising.
By means of the cookie, personal information, for example the websites you visit, is stored. Each time you visit our website, personal data, including your IP address, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical process to third parties.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on your IT system. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.
Furthermore, you have the possibility to object to interest-based advertising by Google. To do so, you must call up the link www.google.de/settings/ads from every Internet browser you use and make the desired settings there.
in particularThese processing operations are only carried out if you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO.
Further information and the applicable data protection regulations of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
12.1 Google Ads (formerly AdWords)
Our site uses the features of Google Ads, and we hereby promote this site in Google search results, as well as on third-party sites. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). For this purpose, Google sets a cookie in the browser of your device, which automatically enables interest-based advertising using a pseudonymous cookie ID and based on the pages you visit.
These processing operations are only carried out if you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter a DS-GVO.
Any further data processing will only take place if you have agreed with Google that your Internet and app browsing history will be linked by Google to your Google Account and information from your Google Account will be used to personalize ads you view on the web. In this case, if you are logged in to Google while visiting our website, Google will use your information together with Google Analytics data to create and define target group lists for cross-device remarketing. For this purpose, Google temporarily links your personal data with Google Analytics data to form target groups.
You can permanently disable the setting of cookies for advertising preferences by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/
Alternatively, you can inform yourself about the setting of cookies and make settings for this at the Digital Advertising Alliance at the Internet address www.aboutads.info. Finally, you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide individually whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally. If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be limited.
12.2 Google Ads with Conversion Tracking
We have integrated Google Ads on this website. Google Ads is an Internet advertising service that allows advertisers to display ads in Google search engine results as well as in the Google advertising network. Google Ads allows an advertiser to specify pre-defined keywords that will display an ad in Google’s search engine results only when the user uses the search engine to retrieve a keyword relevant search result. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed to topic-relevant Internet pages by means of an automatic algorithm and in accordance with the previously defined keywords.
The operating company of Google Ads services is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
The purpose of Google Ads is to promote our website by displaying advertisements relevant to our interests on the websites of third party companies and in the search engine results of the Google search engine and by displaying third-party advertisements on our website.
If you reach our website via a Google ad, a so-called conversion cookie is stored on your IT system by Google. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and is not used for your identification. If the cookie has not expired, the conversion cookie is used to determine whether certain sub-pages, for example the shopping cart from an online store system, have been accessed on our website. The conversion cookie enables both we and Google to track whether a user who has reached our website via an AdWords ad generated sales, i.e. whether he or she has completed or cancelled a purchase.
The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie is used by Google to create visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are in turn used by us to determine the total number of users who were referred to us via ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective ads and to optimize our ads for the future. Neither our company nor other Google Ads advertisers receive information from Google that could be used to identify you.
The conversion cookie is used to store personal information, such as the websites you visit. Whenever you visit our website, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection you are using, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical process to third parties.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on your IT system. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Ads can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.
Furthermore, you have the opportunity to object to interest-based advertising by Google. To do so, you must call up the link www.google.de/settings/ads from the Internet browser you are using and make the desired settings there.
These processing operations are only carried out if you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
Plugins and other services
13.1 Google Maps
On our website we use Google Maps (API) from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Maps is a web service for the display of interactive (land) maps to visualize geographical information. By using this service, you can, for example, see our location and make it easier for you to find us.
Already when you call up those sub-pages in which the Google Maps map is integrated, information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is transmitted to Google servers in the USA and stored there. This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in at Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your Google profile, you will need to log out of your Google account. Google stores your data (even for users who are not logged in) as user profiles and evaluates them. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.
These processing operations will only take place if express consent is granted in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter a DS-GVO.
13.2 Google reCAPTCHA
On this website we also use the reCAPTCHA feature of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). This function is mainly used to distinguish whether an entry is made by a natural person or abusively by machine and automated processing. The service also includes the sending of the IP address and, if applicable, other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google.
These processing operations will only be carried out if the express consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO is granted.
13.3 Google Tag Manager
This website uses Google Tag Manager, a cookie-less domain that does not collect personal information.
Through this tool, “website tags” (i.e. keywords that are embedded in HTML elements) can be implemented and managed through an interface. By using Google Tag Manager, we can automatically track which button, link or personalized image you have actively clicked on and can then record which contents of our website are of particular interest to you.
The tool also triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If you have disabled it at the domain or cookie level, it will remain disabled for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.
These processing operations are only carried out if you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 letter a DS-GVO.
13.4 Google WebFonts
Our website uses so-called web fonts for the uniform display of fonts, which are provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
To do this, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. Through this, Google gets knowledge that our website was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website.
These processing operations are only carried out if you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO.
13.5 Vimeo (videos)
Our website includes plugins from the Vimeo video portal of Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. When you call up a page of our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Vimeo servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Vimeo directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Vimeo receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page on our website, even if you do not have a Vimeo account or are not currently logged in to Vimeo. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Vimeo server in the USA and stored there.
If you are logged in to Vimeo, Vimeo can immediately assign your visit to our website to your Vimeo account. When you interact with the plug-ins (such as when you press the start button on a video), this information is also transmitted directly to a Vimeo server and stored there.
The data processing procedures described are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Par. 1 letter f DS-GVO, based on Vimeo’s legitimate interest in market research and the needs-based design of the service.
If you do not want Vimeo to assign the data collected via our website directly to your Vimeo account, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting our website.
For videos from Vimeo that are integrated on our site, the tracking tool Google Analytics is automatically integrated. This is Vimeo’s own tracking, which we do not have access to and which cannot be influenced by our site. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies” for tracking purposes. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. 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.
These processing operations are only carried out if you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO.
13.6 YouTube (videos)
We have integrated components from YouTube on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips free of charge and other users to view, rate and comment on them free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and television broadcasts, but also music videos, trailers or videos created by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal.
The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Each time you access any of the individual pages of this website operated by us and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the Internet browser on your IT system is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a representation of the respective YouTube component from YouTube. More information about YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. In the course of this technical process, YouTube and Google are informed which specific subpage of our website you are visiting.
If the person concerned is logged on to YouTube at the same time, YouTube will recognize which specific subpage of our website you are visiting by calling up a subpage containing a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to your YouTube account.
YouTube and Google receive information via the YouTube component about your visit to our website whenever you are logged in to YouTube at the same time you access our website, regardless of whether you click on a YouTube video or not. If you do not want this information to be sent to YouTube and Google, you can prevent it from being sent by logging out of your YouTube account before you visit our website.
The data protection regulations published by YouTube, which can be accessed at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.
your rights as a data subject
14.1 Right to confirmation
You have the right to ask us to confirm whether personal data concerning you is being processed.
14.2 Right to information Art. 15 DS-GVO
You have the right to receive free information from us at any time about the personal data stored about you as well as a copy of this data in accordance with the statutory provisions.
14.3 Right to correction Art. 16 DS-GVO
You have the right to request the correction of incorrect personal data concerning you. You also have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, taking into account the purposes of the processing.
14.4 Deletion Art. 17 DS-GVO
You have the right to demand from us that the personal data concerning you be deleted immediately if one of the reasons provided by law applies and if the processing or storage is not necessary.
14.5 Restriction of processing Art. 18 DS-GVO
You have the right to demand that we restrict processing if one of the legal requirements is met.
14.6 Data transferability Art. 20 DS-GVO
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you which you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to have this data communicated to another controller, without hindrance from us, to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter a DS-GVO or Art. 9 para. 2 letter a DS-GVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter b DS-GVO and the processing is carried out with the aid of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to us.
Furthermore, when exercising your right to data transfer in accordance with Art. 20 Paragraph 1 DS-GVO, you have the right to request that personal data be transferred directly from one person responsible to another, as far as this is technically feasible and provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.
14.7 Opposition Art. 21 DS-GVO
You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you that is carried out on the basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 letter e (data processing in the public interest) or f (data processing based on a balancing of interests) of the DPA.
This also applies to profiling based on these provisions within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 DS-GVO.
If you lodge an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
In individual cases we process personal data for the purpose of direct marketing. You may at any time object to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising. If you object to us processing your personal data for the purposes of direct marketing, we will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, you have the right to object, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to you which is carried out by us for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 Par. 1 of the DS-GVO, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.
You are free to exercise your right of objection in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures involving the use of technical specifications.
14.8 Revocation of a data protection consent
You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future.
14.9 Complaint to a supervisory authority
You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority responsible for data protection about our processing of personal data.
Topicality and amendment of the data protection declaration
It may become necessary to amend this data protection declaration as a result of further development of our websites and offers or due to changes in legal or official requirements. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website at “https://om-science.com/datenschutzerklaerung/”.
This data protection declaration was created with the support of the data protection software: audatis MANAGER