This data protection declaration clarifies the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") within our online offer and the websites, functions and content associated with it, as well as external online presences, such as our social media profile (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Online Offering"). With regard to the terms used, such as "processing" or "person responsible", we refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
This privacy statement is a translation of the original privacy statement in German. In case of inconsistencies, the German version shall prevail.
Aquis Systems AG
General Manager: Dr. Ingolf Gröning
Link to Impressum
Contact data security officer: email@example.com
Types of data processed
- Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses)
- Contact details (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers)
- Content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos)
- Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times)
- Meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses)
Categories of data subjects
Visitors and users of the online offer (in the following we refer to the persons concerned collectively as "users").
Purpose of processing
- Operation of the website or provision of the online offer, its functions and content
- Answering contact requests and communicating with users
- Safety measures
- Reach measurement and marketing
- Optimization of business relationships and product optimization
"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or one or more special features, are an expression of the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
"Processing" is any process or series of processes carried out in connection with personal data, with or without the aid of automated processes. The term is broad and encompasses practically every handling of data.
"Pseudonymization" means 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 stored 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.
"Profiling" means any type of automated processing of personal data, which consists in using this personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects relating to work performance, economic situation, health, analyze or predict personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or relocation of that natural person.
The "person responsible" is the natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.
"Processor" means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Relevant legal bases
In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we will inform you of the legal basis for our data processing. If the legal basis is not mentioned in the data protection declaration, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 (1) lit. a and Art Answering inquiries is Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, the legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Article 6(1)(c) GDPR, and the legal basis for processing to safeguard our legitimate interests is Article 6(1)(c) GDPR 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter d GDPR serves as the legal basis.
In accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, we take appropriate technical measures, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the type, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing as well as the different probability of occurrence and severity of the risk for the rights and freedoms of natural persons and organizational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.
The measures include, in particular, securing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as access, input, transfer, securing availability and their separation. Furthermore, we have set up procedures that ensure the exercise of data subject rights, deletion of data and reaction to data threats. Furthermore, we already take the protection of personal data into account during the development or selection of hardware, software and processes, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings (Article 25 GDPR).
Cooperation with processors and third parties
If, as part of our processing, we disclose data to other people and companies (contract processors or third parties), transmit it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this is only done on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if the data is transmitted to third parties, as to payment service providers, pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR is required for the fulfillment of the contract), you have consented, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).
If we commission third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called "order processing contract", this is done on the basis of Art. 28 DSGVO.
Data transmission to the IHD Gesellschaft für Kredit- und Forderungsmanagment mbH
In the event of a credit risk (name, address, e-mail address, information about the company and, if applicable, contract and claim data), we will transmit your data to the IHD Gesellschaft für Kredit und Receivables Management GmbH, Augustinusstr. 11 B, 50226 Frechen, and possibly to other cooperating credit agencies. The legal basis for this transmission is Art 6 I b GDPR and Art 6 I f GDPR. Transmissions on the basis of Art 6 I f GDPR may only take place if this is necessary to protect the legitimate interests of our company and does not outweigh the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the person concerned, which require the protection of personal data.
For the purpose of deciding on the establishment, implementation or termination of the contractual relationship, we also collect or use automatically generated probability values, the calculation of which can include address data, among other things.
Detailed information about our contractual partner, IHD, within the meaning of Art. 14 GDPR, i.e. the business purpose, the purpose of data storage there, the legal basis, the data recipients of IHD, the right to self-disclosure and the right to deletion and correction as well as profiling can be found at www.ihd.de/datenschutz/Artikel14.html
Information on their contractual partners in the area of commercial credit reporting agency can be found at www.ihd.de/datenschutz#vertragspartner
Transfers to third countries
If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if this happens as part of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transmission of data to third parties, this will only take place if it is to fulfill our (pre)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we only process or have the data processed in a third country if the special requirements of Art. 44 et seq. GDPR are met. This means that the processing takes place, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination of a data protection level corresponding to that of the EU (e.g. for the USA through the "Privacy Shield") or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses").
Rights of data subjects
You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and to request information about this data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.
You have accordingly. Art. 16 DSGVO the right to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of incorrect data concerning you.
In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that the data in question be deleted immediately, or alternatively, in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to demand a restriction of the processing of the data.
You have the right to request that you receive the data that you have provided to us in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR and to request their transmission to other responsible parties.
You also have the right, in accordance with Article 77 GDPR, to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
Right of withdrawal
You have the right to revoke your consent in accordance with Article 7 (3) GDPR with effect for the future.
Right to object to direct mail
You can object to the future processing of data relating to you at any time in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR. The objection can be made in particular against processing for direct advertising purposes.
"Cookies" are small files that are stored on users' computers. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or even after his visit within an online offer.Temporary cookies, or "session cookies" or "transient cookies", are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his browser For example, the contents of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status can be stored in a cookie. Cookies are referred to as "permanent" or "persistent" if they remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be stored, if the users visit them after several days.The interests of the users can also be stored in such a cookie, which are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. "Third-party cookies" are cookies that are offered by providers other than the person responsible for operating the online offer (otherwise, if they are only their cookies, they are referred to as "first-party cookies").
We can use temporary and permanent cookies and explain this in our data protection declaration.
If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in their browser's system settings. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.
Deletion of data
The data processed by us will be deleted or their processing restricted in accordance with Art. 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements. If the data is not deleted because it is required for other and legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. This means that the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for commercial or tax reasons.
When storing, we observe the legal requirements in the countries in which we process and store data, in particular Germany, Austria, Romania and Switzerland. For reasons of security of data processing, the maximum of the respective national regulations is taken as a basis.
Administration, financial accounting, office organization, contact management
We process data as part of administrative tasks and the organization of our operations, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. In doing so, we process the same data that we process within the scope of providing our contractual services. The basis of processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c. GDPR, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR. Customers, interested parties, business partners and website visitors are affected by the processing. The purpose and our interest in processing lies in administration, financial accounting, office organization, archiving of data, i.e. tasks that serve to maintain our business activities, perform our tasks and provide our services. The deletion of the data with regard to contractual services and contractual communication corresponds to the information given in these processing activities.
We disclose or transmit data to the financial administration, consultants such as tax consultants or auditors as well as other fee offices and payment service providers.
Furthermore, on the basis of our business interests, we store information on suppliers, organizers and other business partners, e.g. for the purpose of later contact. We store this mostly company-related data permanently; but always taking into account the legal regulations.
The hosting services we use serve to provide the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services and technical maintenance services that we use to operate this online offer.
In doing so, we or our hosting provider process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data from customers, interested parties and visitors to this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests in the efficient and secure provision of this online offer in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR (conclusion of order processing contract).
Collection of access data and log files
We, or our hosting provider, collect data about every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files) on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. The access data includes the name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
Log file information is stored for a maximum of 7 days for security reasons (e.g. to investigate misuse or fraud) and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidence purposes are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.
Integration of third-party services and content
We use content or service offers from third-party providers within our online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) in order to improve their content and Integrate services such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as "content").
This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the user, since without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We endeavor to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. Third-party providers can also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. The "pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information can also be stored in cookies on the user's device and contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting times and other information on the use of our online offer, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.
If you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), we process your details to process the request and in the event that follow-up questions arise.
If the data processing is carried out to carry out pre-contractual measures, which are carried out at your request, or, if you are already our customer, to carry out the contract, the legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 b) DSGVO.
We only process other personal data if you consent to it (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 a) GDPR) or we have a legitimate interest in the processing of your data (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 f) GDPR) . A legitimate interest lies e.g. B. replying to your email.
The service of Mailchimp is used to send the newsletter. Mailchimp is offered by The Rocket, Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, Georgia 30308. The company is certified under the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as well as the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.
The internet offers of www.aquis-systems.com use a corresponding web analysis tool for the analysis of user behavior and the identification of the IP address of companies for marketing purposes. The use of this service means that data about user behavior (e.g. IP address, time of access, user behavior, browser request, etc.) is transmitted directly to the analysis server and made available for the exclusive use of www.aquis-systems.ch will. The data collected will be treated as strictly confidential and will not be sold or passed on to third parties. If you no longer wish to be identified in the future, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", 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 the use of this website by site visitors is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
This is also our legitimate interest in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 f) GDPR.Google has submitted to the Privacy Shield Agreement concluded between the European Union and the USA and has been certified. As a result, Google undertakes to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. For more information, see the entry linked below:
We have activated IP anonymization on this website (Anonymize IP). As a result, however, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services related to website activity and internet usage.
The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would like to point out to you however that in this case you will if applicable not be able to use all functions of this website in full.
You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) being transmitted to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and to install:
As an alternative to the browser plugin or within browsers on mobile devices, you can click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie that will prevent future detection by Google Analytics within this website (this opt-out cookie only works in this browser and only for this domain. If you delete the cookies in your browser, you must click this link again):