The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can be subject to security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.
The use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation by third parties to send unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or e-mailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.
Source: Disclaimer from eRecht24, the portal to Internet law from lawyer Sören Siebert.
Social Media pluginsWe use various social media plug-ins on some of our websites via Facebook, Twitter and Google+ buttons. However, the integration of these plugins does not ensure that your data is transferred to the respective provider by default. Rather, this requires your prior consent, which you can give before activating the individual buttons. To do this, click on the desired button. To activate social media plugins, you may have given one of the following consents, which you can revoke at any time for the future:
- 2 clicks for more data protection: Only when you click here does the button become active and you can send your recommendation to Google +. Your data will already be transferred to third parties when you activate it.
- 2 clicks for more data protection: Only when you click here will the button become active and you can send your recommendation to Twitter. Your data will already be transferred to third parties when you activate it.
- 2 clicks for more data protection: Only when you click here will the button become active and you can send your recommendation to Facebook. Your data will be transferred to third parties as soon as you activate it.
We will also inform you about the individual social media plug-ins as follows:
With the plugin "Like-Button" of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook) you can inform your friends whether you like our Internet offer, refer to contents or share contents. The plugin is identified by the Facebook logo or the suffix "Like". The plugin can transfer personal data to Facebook when you are logged in.
The prerequisite, however, is that you have activated the "Like" button. Only then will your data be transferred to Facebook when you visit our site as if you were visiting its website yourself, even if you are not registered as a user on Facebook and do not click on the plugin on our pages. In this case, however, it is not directly possible for Facebook to establish a direct personal reference to you, e.g. via the IP address; this would only be possible via information from your provider.
If you are registered with Facebook, its data protection regulations apply in addition at (http://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php). The exact purpose for which the transmitted data will be used can also be determined in accordance with these data protection provisions.
With the plugin "Titter", a microblogging service of the American company Twitter, Inc. (795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107), your browser also establishes a direct connection to the Twitter servers and loads the button from there. The information that the corresponding website has been accessed is transmitted to Twitter.
Even if you are not logged in, Twitter can still collect and store usage data. The prerequisite is that you have activated the Twitter button and click on one of our websites. Then you can "twitter" information via the Twitter window that opens and transmit the twittered information to Twitter. This information will then be published in your Twitter user profile.
Rights of the persons concerned
If personal data is processed by you, you are the data subject within the meaning of the DSGVO and you are entitled to the following rights towards the person responsible:
a) Right to information
You can request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether personal data relating to you will be processed by us. In the event of such processing, you may request information from the data controller on, among other things, the following information:the purposes for which the personal data will be processed;
- The categories of personal data processed;
- The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data relating to you has been or will be disclosed;
- The planned duration of the retention of the personal data concerning you or, if it is not possible to provide specific Information on this, criteria for determining the retention period;
- All available information about the origin of the data if the personal data is not collected directly from you;
- The personal data concerning you that is transferred to a third country or to an international organisation.
b) Right to rectification
You have the right to have your personal data corrected and/or completed by the data controller if the personal data processed concerning you is inaccurate or incomplete. The data controller must carry out the rectification immediately.
c) Right of cancellationYou may request the data controller to delete the personal data concerning you immediately and the data controller is obliged to delete this data immediately if, for example, one of the following reasons applies:
The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed and there are no legal or contractual storage periods;
- The deletion of personal data concerning you is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject.
d) Right to information
If you have exercised your right of rectification or cancellation against the data controller, the latter is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification or cancellation, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
You have the right to be informed of these recipients by the data controller.
e) Right of objection
You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f DSGVO.
The person responsible will no longer process the personal data relating to you unless he can prove compelling grounds for processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If the personal data concerning you are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right at any time to object to the processing of the personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes.
f) Right of complaint to a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, place of work or place of presumed infringement, if you consider that the processing of your personal data is in breach of the DSGVO. The supervisory authority with which the complaint was lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 DSGVO.
Analysis with Hubspot
Comsol uses Hubspot for analysis purposes, a service of Hubspot Inc. Hubspot is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. So-called "web beacons" are used and cookies (see point 8) are also set, which are stored on your computer and enable us to analyse your use of the website. Hubspot evaluates the information collected (e.g. IP address, geographical location, type of browser, duration of visit and pages called up) on behalf of Comsol in order to generate reports on the visit and pages visited by Comsol. The legal basis for the use of Hubspot is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a) DSGVO.
If you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter and download studies and other documents, Hubspot enables us to record your visits to Comsol on a personal basis using your additional information (above all name and e-mail address) and, if necessary, provide you with targeted information on your preferred topics.
If you do not agree with Hubspot's registration, you can prevent the storage of cookies at any time using your browser settings.
Further information about the functionality of Hubspot can be found in the data protection declaration of Hubspot Inc. at: http://legal.hubspot.com/de/privacy-policy
Use of Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to analyze website usage. The resulting data is used to optimise our website and advertising measures.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States). Google processes the data for website use on our behalf and is contractually obligated to take measures to ensure the confidentiality of the data processed.
During your visit to our website the following data will be recorded:
Your behaviour on the pages (e.g. clicks, scrolling behaviour and length of stay)
Your approximate location (country and city)
Your IP address (in abbreviated form, so that no unambiguous assignment is possible)
Technical information such as browser, Internet provider, terminal device and screen resolution
Source of your visit (i.e. via which website or advertising medium you came to us)
This data is transferred to a Google server in the USA. Google will comply with the data protection provisions of the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement.
Google Analytics stores cookies in your web browser for a period of two years since your last visit. These cookies contain a randomly generated user ID that can be used to recognize you when you visit a website in the future.
The recorded data is stored together with the randomly generated user ID, which enables the evaluation of pseudonymous user profiles. These user-related data are automatically deleted after 14 months. Other data remain stored in aggregated form indefinitely.