Data protection notic

Data protection notic

We are delighted that you are visiting our website. Thank you for your interest! The protection of your privacy while using our website is important to us, so please read and digest the information below on how we handle your data:

Alpine Finanz Bau GmbH has taken all reasonable measures to guarantee the best possible protection of the personal data processed by this website, but Internet-based data transfers can always have security loopholes, so absolute protection cannot be guaranteed.

1. Definition of terms
The Alpine Finanz Bau GmbH data protection notice is largely based on the definitions used by the European directive and ordinance regulators in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These can be consulted in art. 4 GDPR, for example on the website of the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information https://www.bfdi.bund.de

The following terms are also used:

a) Order processor
The order processor is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the body responsible.

b) Cookies
Cookies are text files that the browser saves on the user’s computer when a specific website is accessed. They save data about the visit to the website, although the specific details depend on the nature and purpose of the cookie.

c) Double opt-in
If a data subject has signed up with their e-mail address for a distribution list (single opt-in), a confirmation e-mail is then sent to ask them to confirm their subscription. If the data subject confirms their subscription, the double opt-in process is complete.

d) Web Beacon (tracking pixel)
A Web Beacon or tracking pixel is a miniature graphic which is embedded into e-mails. Using the embedded tracking pixel, we can recognise whether and when an e-mail has been opened by a data subject and which links in the e-mail were clicked on by the data subject.

2. Name and address of the body responsible for processing
The body responsible for processing in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation is:

Alpine Finanz Bau GmbH
Represented by Managing Director Mr Uwe P. Tietz.

Mittelstr. 5/5a
D-12529 Schönefeld, Germany

Tel. +49 (0)30 861 44 50
Fax +49 (0) 30 861 56 65
E-mail: info@alpinefinanz.de

3. Recording of general data and information
The Alpine Finance Bau GmbH website records a series of general data and information every time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information is saved in log files on the server. The following can be recorded:

(1) The browser type used
(2) Time and date of page access
(3) Operating system used
(4) The website from which our page was accessed (referrer)
(5) The sub-pages of our website which are viewed
(6) The Internet protocol address (IP address), where, instead of the actual IP address, e.g. 123.123.123.123, an IP address of 123.123.123.XXX is recorded, where XXX is a random number between 1 and 254. It is no longer possible to track the IP address back to the user.

We cannot derive anything about the data subject from the use of this general data and information. This information is required in order (1) to deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) to optimise the content of our website and advertising for it, (3) to guarantee the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website and (4) to provide the criminal investigation authorities with the information necessary for criminal investigation in the event of a cyber-attack. This anonymously recorded data and information are used by Alpine Finanz Bau GmbH and its web host, KONTENT GmbH, represented by its general directors Uli Klinkhammer and Nando Sander, Ruhrorterstraße 100, 47059 Duisburg, and Webland AG, Emil Frey-Strasse 85, 4142 Münchenstein, represented by its managing director Martin Felber, for statistical purposes and with a view to increasing data protection and data security within our company. The anonymous data in the server log files is stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject, so that no connections or associated data records can be formed. Order processing contracts have been concluded with the hosts specified.

Switzerland is a secure external country in accordance with article 45 GDPR.

4. Cookies
Our website uses cookies (particularly session cookies). Most browsers have an option to restrict the saving of cookies or set the browser to notify you as soon as a cookie is saved. You can also delete cookies from your PC hard drive at any time. Please note that disabling cookies reduces the user-friendliness of our website.

5. Online contact option
The website of Alpine Finanz Bau GmbH contains functions to enable fast electronic contact, including a contact form and an e-mail address. If a data subject makes contact with the body responsible for processing via e-mail or using a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject is saved automatically. This personal data (name, e-mail address, subject, message) provided voluntarily by a data subject to the body responsible for processing is stored for the purposes of processing the enquiry or contacting the data subject. Without your consent, this personal data is not passed on to third parties who are not listed in this data protection notice.

For security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential information which you sent to us as a page user, our website uses SSL or TLS encryption. This means that the data you transmit via our website cannot be viewed by third parties. You can recognise an encrypted connection from the “https://” address bar in your browser or the padlock symbol in the browser bar.

6. Newsletter
Our website includes an option to subscribe to a newsletter. The data collected for subscription purposes is submitted via an input form.

This newsletter allows Alpine Finanz Bau GmbH to keep its customers and business partners informed at regular intervals about offers and news relating to the company and its sector.

The newsletter can only be received if the data subject has a valid e-mail address and has signed up to receive the newsletter. Before the newsletter is sent for the first time, a confirmation e-mail is sent to the data subject as part of a double opt-in process. This confirmation e-mail is used to check that the holder of the e-mail address has authorised the receipt of the newsletter as the data subject.

The personal data obtained in line with a newsletter subscription is used exclusively for sending our newsletter. Newsletter subscribers can also be provided with information by e-mail where this is necessary for the provision of the newsletter service or registration is required in this respect, such as if there are changes to the newsletter service or the technical circumstances. Data subjects can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data given by the data subject subscribing to the newsletter can be revoked at any time. There is a link to revoke consent in every newsletter. There is also the option of unsubscribing from the newsletter at any time with the body responsible for processing.

The rights set out in section 9 also apply with respect to the data collected for the purposes of subscribing to the newsletter.

6.1. Newsletter tracking
The newsletter contains what are known as Web Beacons.

The personal data gathered by Web Beacons contained in the newsletters is saved and analysed by the body responsible for processing in order to optimise sending the newsletter and tailor the content of future newsletters better to the interests of the data subject. This personal data is not passed on to any third parties. Data subjects are entitled to revoke their consent at any time. Following a revocation, this personal data is deleted by the body responsible for processing. Unsubscribing from the newsletter is automatically considered a revocation.

For technical reasons, it is unfortunately not possible to continue receiving the newsletter if consent for the evaluation of Web Beacons is revoked, as this would involve disproportionate levels of work for the company.

7. Use of Google Analytics (with anonymisation function)
The body responsible for processing has embedded components from Google Analytics (with anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the gathering, collection and evaluation of data about visitor behaviour on websites. Among other things, a web analysis records data on the website from which a data subject accesses a specific website (known as the referrer), which sub-pages of the website were accessed how often and for how long a sub-page was viewed. Web analysis is primarily used to optimise the website and carry out cost-benefit analysis for Internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Google Analytics sets a cookie on the system of the data subject. Setting the cookie allows Google to analyse the use of our website.
Cookies are used to save personal information, such as the access time, the location from which the website was accessed and the frequency of visits by the data subject. Every time our website is visited, this personal data, including the IP address (partially anonymised) of the Internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States. This personal data is saved by Google in the United States of America. Under some circumstances, Google may pass this personal information, gained by means of the technical process, on to third parties.

As explained above, the data subject can prevent the saving of cookies by our website at any time by changing the relevant setting in the Internet browser they are using, thus permanently suppressing the saving of cookies. Changing this setting in the Internet browser used will also prevent Google being able to save the cookie on the system of the data subject. A cookie which has already been saved by Google Analytics can also be deleted at any time by the Internet browser or other software.

The data subject also has the option to object to or prevent the recording of data generated by Google Analytics about the use of this website or the processing of such data. To do this, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on from https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on uses JavaScript to inform Google Analytics that no data and information on website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics. Google interprets the installation of the browser add-on as an objection. If the system of the data subject is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later date, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the data subject or another person with the authority to do so, the browser add-on can be reinstalled or reactivated.

You will find more information on Google’s applicable data privacy terms at https://www.google.co.uk/intl/eng/policies/privacy/ and
https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html .

Google Analytics is explained in greater detail at https://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/.

We have concluded an order processing contract with Google.

7.1 Use of Google AdWords
This website uses the Google AdWords online advertising program and conversion tracking as part of this program. A conversion tracking cookie is added to a user’s device when the person clicks on an ad distributed by Google. Cookies are small text files which are saved to your computer system. These cookies are only valid for 30 days and are not used to identify users as a person. If the user visits certain pages on this website and the cookie has not expired, Google and we can recognise that the user has clicked on the ad and been forwarded to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. As a result, cookies cannot be tracked through AdWords customers’ websites. The information obtained with the help of conversion cookies is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. The customers find out the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and been forwarded to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information which can be used to identify users personally. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can object to this use by easily deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie in your Internet browser through user preferences. You are then not included in the conversion tracking statistics.

You can find more information about Google’s data privacy terms at: http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

8. Vimeo
We use “Vimeo” on our website to show videos. This is a service from Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA, hereinafter referred to as “Vimeo”.
User data is partially processed by Vimeo servers in the USA. Certification in accordance with the EU-US Privacy Shield
https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt00000008V77AAE&status=Active
means that Vimeo can guarantee that the EU data protection regulations are also complied with when data is processed in the USA.

The legal basis is article 6, para. 1, letter f, GDPR. Our justified interest lies in improving the quality of our website.

If you visit a page on our website which contains an embedded video, a connection is established to the Vimeo servers in the USA in order to show the video. For technical reasons, it is necessary for Vimeo to process your IP address. The date and time of the visit to our website is also recorded.

If you are logged into Vimeo at the same time as you visit one of our web pages which contains an embedded Vimeo video, Vimeo assigns the information gathered to your personal user account, if possible. If you wish to prevent this, you need to either log out from Vimeo before visiting our website or configure your Vimeo user account accordingly.

Vimeo uses the web analysis service Google Analytics for functionality and usage analysis purposes. Google Analytics saves cookies about your Internet browser on your device and sends information on the use of our web pages containing an embedded Vimeo video to Google. It cannot be ruled out that Google processes this information in the USA.

If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies through the relevant settings in your Internet browser. The details on this can be found in the section on “Cookies” above.

The legal basis is article 6, para. 1, letter f, GDPR. Our justified interest lies in improving the quality of our website and in the justified interest of Vimeo of performing statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes.

At http://vimeo.com/privacy, Vimeo provides further information about the collection and use of data and your rights and options for protecting your privacy.

9. Rights of the data subject
Subjects have the right:

  • to confirmation as to whether relevant data is processed, to information on the data processed, to further information about the data processing and to copies of the data (cf. also art. 15 GDPR)
  • to correction or completion of incorrect or incomplete data (cf. also art. 16 GDPR)
  • to immediate deletion of the data relating to them (cf. also art. 17 GDPR), or alternatively, if further processing is required in accordance with art. 17, para. 3 GDPR, to restriction of the processing in accordance with art. 18 GDPR
  • to receive the data relating to them and provided by them and transfer of this data to other providers/bodies (cf. also art. 20 GDPR)
  • to complain against the inspectorate (for Germany, the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Husarenstraße 30, 53117 Bonn) providing they believe that the data relating to them has been processed in breach of the data protection regulations (cf. also art. 77 GDPR)

At the same time, you can demand that we disclose any correction or deletion of data or restrictions on processing in accordance with articles 16, 17 para 1 and 18 of GDPR to all recipients to whom we have disclosed data. However, this obligation does not apply if this disclosure is impossible or associated with a disproportionate level of work.

In accordance with art. 21 GDPR, you also have the right to revocation of the future processing of the data relating to you, providing the data is processed by us in accordance with art. 6 para. 1, letter f) GDPR. This revocation applies in particular to data processing for the purposes of direct advertising.

If you wish to exert this right to revoke your consent, you can contact the body responsible for processing about this or any of the other rights.

10. Liability for links
Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties, the contents of which are not entirely under our control. This is why we cannot assume liability for this external content. The relevant provider or operator of the website is always responsible for the content of the sites to which links are provided, this also applies if this is ourselves in an individual case.
When the link is set up, the linked pages are checked for potential violations of the law. No unlawful content was recognisable at the time of creation of the links.

However, we cannot reasonably be expected to permanently monitor the content of linked pages in the absence of any specific indications of an infringement. We will immediately remove such links upon discovery of infringements.

11. Legal basis for processing
Art. 6 I, letter a, GDPR serves our company as the legal basis for all processing for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract where the data subject is a contracting party, as is, for example, the case for processing for the supply of goods or the provision of services or counter-services, then processing is based on art. 6 I, letter b, GDPR. The same applies for the processing required for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, such as enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a statutory obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as the fulfilment of tax obligations, then processing is based on art. 6 I, letter c, GDPR. Finally, processing can be based on art. 6 I, letter f, GDPR. This covers processing which is not covered by any of the above legal bases, if the processing is necessary to preserve the justified interest of our company or a third party, providing this is not outweighed by the interests, basic rights and basic freedoms of the data subject. This kind of processing is permitted in particular if it is mentioned specifically by the European legislator. In this respect, it has expressed the view that a justified interest could be assumed if the data subject is the customer of the body responsible for processing (consideration reason 47, clause 2 GDPR).

12. Period of time for which personal data is stored
The criterion for the duration of storage of personal data is the relevant statutory holding period. At the end of this period, the relevant data is deleted on a routine basis, providing it is no longer required for contract fulfilment or conclusion. Google Analytics data is stored for 36 months by default.

13. No disclosure of data to third parties
Alpine Finanz Bau GmbH does not pass personal data about its users to third parties who are not explicitly mentioned in this data protection notice, unless they have previously given their explicit consent or they are required by statutory obligations to do so. Personal data can also be passed on to third parties if there is a legal basis for this and the disclosure of data is required to comply with our contractual obligations.

14. Automated decision-making processes
As a responsible company, we do not use automated decision-making processes or profiling.