Privacy Policy Quinke.com

The person responsible within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection laws of the EU member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

  • 1. Name and address of the controller

    Quinke Networks GmbH
    Managing Director: Achim Quinke
    Bei den Mühren 70
    20457 Hamburg, Germany

  • 2. General information on data processing

    2.1 Scope of the processing of personal data

    We collect and use the personal data of our users only to the extent necessary to provide a functional website and content as well as services. The collection and use of personal data of our users take place regularly only with the consent of the user. An exception applies in those cases in which it is not possible to obtain prior consent for actual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by statutory provisions. The types of data processed are:

    • - Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses)
    • - Contact data (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)

    2.2 Legal basis for the processing of personal data

    Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing personal data, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis. Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c DSGVO serves as a legal basis. If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing.

    2.3 Data deletion and storage period

    The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. Besides, the data may be stored if the European or national legislator has provided for this in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the person responsible is subject. The data shall also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned above expires unless it is necessary for further storage of the data for the conclusion or performance of a contract.

    2.4 Provision of contractual services

    We process inventory data (e.g. names and addresses as well as contact data of users), contract data (e.g. services used, names of contact persons, payment information) to fulfill our contractual obligations and services according to Art. 6 Para. 1 letter b. DSGVO. The entries marked as mandatory in online forms are required for the conclusion of the contract. When using our online services, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the user's protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. These data will not be passed on to third parties unless it is necessary to pursue our claims or there is a legal obligation according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO. We process usage data (e.g., the websites visited on our website, interest in our products) and content data (e.g., entries in the contact form such as name, telephone, e-mail) to offer the user contract offers, for example. The data will be deleted after the expiry of statutory warranty and comparable obligations. In the case of statutory archiving obligations, the data will be deleted after their expiration. Information in any customer account remains until its deletion.

    2.5 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 is done in the context of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transfer of data to third parties, this will only occur if it is done to fulfill our (pre)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or allow the data to be processed in a third country only if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. of the German Data Protection Act are met. DSGVO. 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 the EU (e.g. for the USA by the "Privacy Shield") or compliance with officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses").

  • 3. Provision of the website and creation of log files

    3.1 Description and scope of data processing

    When you access our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer. The following data is collected for a limited period:

    • - Information about the browser type and the version used
    • - The user's operating system
    • - The Internet service provider of the user
    • - The IP address of the user
    • - Date and time of access
    • - Websites from which the user's system accesses our website

    The data is stored in the log files of our system. These data are only needed for the analysis of possible disturbances and will be deleted within seven days (please check) at the latest. The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user's computer. For this purpose, the user's IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session. The data is stored in log files to ensure the functionality of the website. The data is also used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context and conclusions about your person are not drawn. These purposes also include our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is mandatory for the operation of the website. Consequently, the user cannot object.

    3.2 Use of Cookies, Web Beacons

    Our website uses so-called session or flash cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user's computer system. When a user calls up a website, a cookie can be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is called up again. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is your consent according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognized also after a page change. Besides, we also use so-called persistent cookies - if you permit this - which are used beyond the session ("session-spanning cookies"). In particular, these cookies serve to make the website user-friendly, more effective and safer. The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to determine your identity. In particular, these cookies serve to make the website user-friendly, more effective and safer.

    Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted to our site by the user. Therefore you as a user have full control over the use of cookies and these cookies are deleted when you close your browser. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated, all functions of the website may no longer be available.

  • 4. Web analysis with Google services

    4.1 Google Analytics

    On the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer in the sense of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. of the German Civil Code), we act in accordance with the following principles DSGVO) Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC ("Google"). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about users' use of the website is generally transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

    Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online services by users, to compile reports on activities within this online service and to provide us with other services related to the use of this online service and the Internet. Pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.

    We use Google Analytics only with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the user is shortened 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 is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

    The IP address transmitted by the user's browser is not merged with other Google data. Users may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on their browser, they may also refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on their browser, they may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, they may refuse the processing of cookies by Google, and they may refuse the processing of cookies by Google by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, and they may refuse the processing of cookies by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

    Further information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection options can be found on the websites of Google: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners ("Use of data by Google for your use of websites or apps of our partners"), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads ("Use of data for advertising purposes"), http://www.google.de/settings/ads ("Manage information that Google uses to show you advertising").

    4.2 Google Re/Marketing Services

    Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer in the sense of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. of the German Civil Code), we make use of the information provided on this website. DSGVO) the marketing and remarketing services ("Google Marketing Services") of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, ("Google").

    Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

    Google's marketing services allow us to display advertisements for and on our website in a more targeted manner to show users only ads that potentially match their interests. For example, if a user sees ads for products that interest him or her on other websites, this is referred to as "remarketing. For these purposes, when you visit our and other websites on which Google marketing services are active, Google executes code directly from Google and (re)marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also known as "web beacons") are incorporated into the website. With their help, an individual cookie, i.e. a small file, is stored on the user's device (comparable technologies can also be used instead of cookies). Cookies can be set by various domains, including google.com, doubleclick.net, invitemedia.com, admeld.com, googlesyndication.com, and googleadservices.com. In this file it is noted which websites the user visits, which contents he is interested in and which offers he has clicked, furthermore technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time as well as further information about the use of the online offer. The IP address of the user is also recorded, whereby we inform within the scope of Google Analytics that the IP address within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area is shortened and only in exceptional cases completely transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address is not merged with user data within other Google services. Google may also combine the above information with such information from other sources. If the user subsequently visits other websites, the ads tailored to the user's interests may be displayed.

    User data is processed pseudonymously within the framework of Google marketing services. This means, for example, that Google does not store and process the name or e-mail address of the user, but processes the relevant data cookie-related within pseudonymous user profiles. This means that, from Google's point of view, the ads are not administered and displayed for a specifically identified person, but the cookie holder, regardless of who this cookie holder is. This does not apply if a user has expressly permitted Google to process the data without this pseudonymization. The information Google Marketing Services collects about users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the United States.

    One of the Google marketing services we use is the online advertising program "Google AdWords". In the case of Google AdWords, each AdWords customer receives a different "conversion cookie". Cookies can therefore not be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected through the cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. AdWords customers learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were directed to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, you will not receive any information that personally identifies users.

    We may use Google's AdSense marketing service to include third-party advertisements. AdSense uses cookies to enable Google and its partner sites to serve ads based on users' visits to this site or other sites on the Internet.

    We also use Google Analytics to evaluate data from double-click cookies and AdWords for statistical purposes. If you do not wish this to happen, you can deactivate it using the ad preferences manager (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en). Furthermore, we can use the "Google Tag Manager" to integrate and manage the Google analysis and marketing services into our website. Further information on the use of data by Google for marketing purposes can be found on the overview page: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads, Google's data protection declaration can be found at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy

    If you wish to opt out of interest-based advertising by Google marketing services, you can use the settings and opt-out options provided by Google: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences.

  • 5. Online presence in social media

    We maintain online presence within social networks and platforms to be able to communicate with customers, interested parties and users active there and to inform them about our services. Accordingly, we have set a link to the Facebook company page operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA or, if you are resident in the EU, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). We have also provided a link to the Twitter page operated by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA ("Twitter").

    There is no further data exchange with Facebook or Twitter on our site. When calling up the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and data processing guidelines of their respective operators apply. Unless otherwise stated in our Privacy Policy, we process the data of users who communicate with us within social networks and platforms, e.g. postings on our websites or send us messages.

  • 6. Rights of data subjects

    If we process your personal data, you will be a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you will have the following rights against the controller:

    6.1 Right to information

    You may demand that the controller confirm whether or not personal data about you are processed by us.

    If we do process such data, you may demand the following information from the controller:

    • (1) the purposes for which your personal data are processed;
    • (2) the categories of personal data that are processed;
    • (3) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data have been or will be disclosed;
    • (4) how long we plan to store your personal data or if that period cannot be ascertained yet, the criteria used to determine how long we will store your personal data;
    • (5) whether you have a right to rectification or erasure of your personal data, a right to restricted processing by the controller, or a right to object to such processing;
    • (6) whether you have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
    • (7) any available information about the origin of data if they were not collected directly from the data subject; and
    • (8) whether your personal data will be transferred to any third country or international organization; in connection with such transfers you may demand to be informed of appropriate safeguards within the meaning of Art. 46 GDPR.

    6.2 Right to rectification

    You have a right against the controller to have incorrect personal data rectified and/or to have incomplete personal data completed if the personal data we process is incorrect or incomplete. The controller must rectify data without undue delay.

    6.3 Right to restricted processing

    Under the following conditions you may demand restricted processing of your personal data:

    • (1) if you dispute the correctness of your personal data for a period that allows the controller to review whether your personal data are correct;
    • (2) if the processing is unlawful and you decline to have your personal data erased and instead demand restricted use of your personal data;
    • (3) if the controller no longer needs your personal data for the purposes for which they are processed, but you need such data to assert, exercise, or defend legal rights or claims, or
    • (4) if you have objected to the processing of your personal data following Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether there are overriding legitimate reasons of the controller.

    If processing of your personal data is restricted, such data may – except for their storage – be processed only with your consent, or to assert, exercise, or defend legal rights or claims, to protect the rights of another natural person or legal entity, or for reasons related to an important public interest of the European Union or any member state.

    If the processing of your personal data has been restricted under the conditions mentioned above, you will be notified by the controller before the restriction is lifted.

    6.4 Right to deletion

    a) Obligation to delete

    You may demand that the controller erase your personal data without undue delay and the controller must do so if one of the following reasons applies:

    • (1)your personal data are no longer needed for the purposes for which they were collected or are otherwise processed;
    • (2) you have revoked your consent on which the processing of your data is based in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 let. a) or Art. 9 Para. 2 let. a) GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for processing your personal data;
    • (3) you have objected to the processing of your personal data following Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing your personal data, or you object to processing following Art. 21 Para. 2 GDPR;
    • (4) your personal data have been processed unlawfully;
    • (5) erasing your personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under European law or member state law to which the controller is subject; or
    • (6) your personal data were collected concerning offered information society services within the meaning of Art. 8 Para. 1 GDPR.
    b) Information to third parties

    Where the controller has made personal data public and has an obligation under Art. 17, para. 1 to erase such personal data, the controller, taking into account available technology and the cost of implementation, must take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing such personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copies or duplicates of, such personal data.

    c) Exceptions

    There is no right to erasure if processing personal data is necessary

    • (1) to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
    • (2) to comply with a legal obligation which requires the processing of your personal data under EU or member state law to which the controller subject, or to perform a task that is in the public interest, or to exercise official authority vested in the controller;
    • (3) for reasons of the public interest in the area of public health within the meaning of Art. 9 para. 2 let. f) and i) and Art. 9 Para. 3 GDPR; or
    • (4) to assert, exercise, or defend legal rights or claims.

    6.5 Right to notification

    If you have exercised your right to rectification, erasure, or restricted processing against the controller, the controller must notify all recipients to whom your personal data have been disclosed of such rectification, erasure, or restricted processing, unless this proves impossible or would be associated with unreasonable expense.

    You have a right to be informed of all such recipients by the controller.

    6.6 Right to data portability

    You have a right to receive personal data you have made available to the controller in a structured, standard, and machine-legible format. You also have the right to transfer your personal data to another controller without any interference by the controller to whom the personal data were made available, if

    • (1) processing is based on consent within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 let. a) GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 let. a) GDPR or on a contract within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 b) GDPR, and
    • (2) data processing is automated.

    In exercising the right to data portability you further have the right to have your personal data transferred directly from one controller to another controller, if and to the extent that this is technically feasible. No rights or freedoms of any other persons may be infringed thereby.

    The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data that is necessary to perform a task that is in the public interest or to the processing of personal data in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

    6.7 Right of objection

    You have the right for reasons related to your particular situation to object to the processing of your personal data at any time based on Art. 6 Para. 1 let. e) or f) GDPR; the same applies to any profiling based on the provisions mentioned above.

    If you object, the controller will no longer process your personal data, unless the controller can show that there are compelling protected reasons for processing your personal data that override your interests, rights, and freedoms, or if your data are processed to assert, exercise, or defend legal rights or claims.

    If your personal data are processed for direct advertising purposes, you have a right to object to the processing of your personal data for purposes of such advertising at any time; the same applies to any profiling associated with such direct advertising.

    If you object to the processing of your personal data for purposes of direct advertising, your personal data will no longer be processed for such purposes.

    In connection with the use of information society services you may exercise your right of objection – regardless of Directive 2002/58/EC – by using automated processes for which technical specifications are used. For this purpose, you may send an email to our data protection officer.

    6.8 Right to revoke consent to data processing

    You have a right to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. If you exercise your right of revocation, the lawfulness of data processing that occurs before revocation based on your consent will remain unaffected.

    6.9 Automated decision in a particular case, including profiling

    You have a right not to be subjected to a decision that is made exclusively employing automated processing – including profiling – if such a decision has legal consequences for you or otherwise substantially impairs your interests. This does not apply if the decision

    • (1) is necessary to enter into or perform a contract between you and the controller,
    • (2) is permitted under EU or member state law to which the controller is subject and such law provides for appropriate safeguards to protect your rights, freedoms, and legitimate interests, or
    • (3) is made with your express consent.

    However, such decisions may not be made concerning special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 Para. 1 GDPR, unless Art. 9 Para. 2 let. a or g GDPR applies and appropriate safeguards have been implemented to protect your rights, freedoms, and legitimate interests.

    In cases 1) and 3) above the controller must implement appropriate safeguards to protect your rights, freedoms, and legitimate interests, which must include, at a minimum, a right to have a person acting on behalf of the controller take action, a right to present your own point of view, and a right to contest the decision.

    6.10 Right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority

    Without prejudice to any other available administrative or judicial remedies, you have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular a supervisory authority located in the member state of your habitual residence, at your workplace, or at the place of the purported infringement, if in your opinion the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR.

    The supervisory authority where the complaint is lodged will then notify the complainant of the progress and outcome of the complaint, including judicial remedies available under Art. 78 GDPR.

  • 7. Amendments

    We may at any time without notice change this Privacy Policy or the content of the site or change or block access to this site.

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