Data Protection

Personal data (hereinafter mostly referred to as “data”) are only processed by us to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its content and the services offered there.​

According to Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”), “processing” is any process carried out with or without the help of automated processes or any such series of processes in connection with personal data, such as collecting, recording, organizing, arranging, storing, adapting or changing, reading, querying, using, disclosing through transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.​

With the following data protection declaration, we inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis of the processing of personal data, insofar as we decide either alone or together with others about the purposes and means of processing. In addition, we will inform you below about the third-party components we use for optimization purposes and to increase the quality of use, insofar as third parties process data on their own responsibility.​

Our privacy policy is structured as follows:​

I. Information about us as the person responsible
II. Rights of users and data subjects
III. Information on data processing


I. Information about us as responsible
Responsible provider of this website in terms of data protection law is:
Christoph Janyska
Marschnerstraße 23, 22081 Hamburg
Germany
Email: christoph.janyska@adaptionlab.com

II. Rights of users and data subjects
With a view to the data processing described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right
  • for confirmation as to whether the relevant data is being processed, for information about the processed data, for further information about the data processing and for copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
  • to correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (see also Art. 16 GDPR);
  • to the immediate deletion of the data concerning you (cf. also Art. 17 GDPR), or, alternatively, if further processing is necessary in accordance with Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR;
  • to receive the data concerning them and provided by them and to transfer this data to other providers / responsible parties (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
  • to complain to the supervisory authority, provided that they are of the opinion that the data concerning them are being processed by the provider in violation of data protection regulations (cf. also Art. 77 GDPR).

In addition, the provider is obliged to notify all recipients to whom data has been disclosed by the provider of any correction or deletion of data or the restriction of processing that takes place on the basis of Articles 16, 17 Paragraph 1, 18 GDPR teach. However, this obligation does not exist if this notification is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. Irrespective of this, the user has a right to information about these recipients.
According to Art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects also have the right to object to the future processing of the data relating to them, provided that the data is processed by the provider in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f) GDPR. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permitted.

III. Information on data processing
Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies, the deletion of the data does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements and no other information on individual processing methods is given below.

Server data
For technical reasons, in particular to ensure a secure and stable website, your internet browser transmits data to us or to our web space provider. With these so-called server log files, among other things, the type and version of your Internet browser, the operating system, the website from which you switched to our website (referrer URL), the website (s) of our website that you are visiting, the date and time of the respective access as well as the IP address of the Internet connection from which our website is used.
This data collected in this way is temporarily stored, but not together with other data from you.
This storage takes place on the legal basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our website.The data will be deleted after seven days at the latest, unless further storage is required for evidence purposes. Otherwise, the data will be wholly or partially excluded from deletion until an incident has been finally resolved.

Cookies
a) Session cookies / session cookies
We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that are stored and stored on your device by the internet browser you use. These cookies process certain information about you on an individual basis, such as your browser or location data or your IP address.
This processing makes our website more user-friendly, more effective and more secure, as the processing enables, for example, the reproduction of our website in different languages ​​or the offer of a shopping cart function.
The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 (1) lit b.) GDPR, provided that these cookies are used to process data to initiate or process contracts.
If the processing does not serve to initiate or process a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. The legal basis is then Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
When you close your internet browser, these session cookies are deleted.

b) Third party cookies

Our website may also use cookies from partner companies with whom we work for the purpose of advertising, analysis or the functionalities of our website.
Please refer to the following information for details on this, in particular on the purposes and legal basis for processing such third-party cookies.

c) Elimination option
You can prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by setting your internet browser. You can also delete cookies that have already been saved at any time. The steps and measures required for this, however, depend on the specific Internet browser you are using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or documentation of your Internet browser or contact its manufacturer or support. In the case of so-called flash cookies, however, processing cannot be prevented via the browser settings. Instead, you have to change the setting of your Flash player. The steps and measures required for this also depend on the specific Flash player you are using.
However, if you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, this may mean that not all functions of our website can be used to their full extent.

Newsletter
If you register for our free newsletter, the data you have requested for this purpose, i.e. your e-mail address and - optionally - your name and address, will be transmitted to us. At the same time, we save the IP address of the Internet connection from which you access our website, as well as the date and time of your registration. As part of the further registration process, we will obtain your consent to the sending of the newsletter, describe the content in detail and refer to this data protection declaration. We use the data collected in this way exclusively for sending the newsletter - therefore, in particular, it is not passed on to third parties.
The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.
You can revoke your consent to the sending of the newsletter at any time with effect for the future in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR. All you have to do is inform us of your revocation or use the unsubscribe link contained in every newsletter.​

Contact inquiries / contact options
If you contact us via the contact form or email, the data you provide will be used to process your request. The specification of the data is necessary for processing and answering your request - without providing it, we cannot answer your request, or at least only a limited one.
The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.
Your data will be deleted if your request has been finally answered and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements, e.g. in the event of a subsequent contract processing.

Subscription to contributions
If you publish articles on our website, we also offer you the option of subscribing to any follow-up articles by third parties. In order to be able to inform you about these follow-up posts by e-mail, we process your e-mail address.
The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent to this subscription at any time with effect for the future in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR. To do this, all you have to do is inform us of your revocation or use the unsubscribe link contained in the respective email.

YouTube
We maintain an online presence on YouTube to present our company and our services and to communicate with customers / interested parties. YouTube is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA.
In this respect, we would like to point out that there is a possibility that user data will be processed outside the European Union, in particular in the USA. This can result in increased risks for the user insofar as, for example, later access to the user data can be made more difficult. We also have no access to this user data. The possibility of access lies exclusively with YouTube.
You can find YouTube's data protection information at https://policies.google.com/privacy

LinkedIn
We maintain an online presence on LinkedIn to present our company and our services and to communicate with customers / interested parties. LinkedIn is a service provided by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, a subsidiary of LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA.
In this respect, we would like to point out that there is a possibility that user data will be processed outside the European Union, in particular in the USA. This can result in increased risks for the user insofar as, for example, later access to the user data can be made more difficult. We also have no access to this user data. Access is only available to LinkedIn.
You can find LinkedIn's data protection information athttps://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Instagram
To advertise our products and services and to communicate with interested parties or customers, we operate a company presence on the Instagram platform.
We are jointly responsible for this social media platform with Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2 Ireland.
Instagram's data protection officer can be reached using a contact form:https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/540977946302970We have regulated joint responsibility in an agreement with regard to the respective obligations within the meaning of the GDPR. This agreement, from which the mutual obligations arise, can be accessed under the following link:https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendumThe legal basis for the processing of personal data that takes place as a result and is reproduced below is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, communication as well as the sale and promotion of our products and services.
The legal basis can also be the consent of the user in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR to the platform operator. The user can revoke his consent to this at any time in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR by notifying the platform operator for the future.
When you visit our online presence on the Instagram platform, Facebook Ireland Ltd. as the operator of the platform in the EU processes user data (e.g. personal information, IP address, etc.).
This user data is used for statistical information about the use of our company presence on Instagram. Facebook Ireland Ltd. uses this data for market research and advertising purposes and to create user profiles. Based on these profiles, Facebook Ireland Ltd. For example, it is possible to advertise users within and outside of Instagram based on their interests. If the user is logged into his Instagram account at the time of access, Facebook Ireland Ltd. can also link the data with the respective user account.
If the user contacts Instagram, the personal data entered on this occasion will be used to process the request. The user's data will be deleted by us, provided that the user's request has been finally answered and there are no legal retention requirements, such as in the case of subsequent contract processing, to the contrary.
Facebook Ireland Ltd. possibly also set cookies.
If the user does not agree to this processing, it is possible to prevent the installation of cookies by setting the browser accordingly. Cookies that have already been saved can also be deleted at any time. The settings for this depend on the respective browser. In the case of Flash cookies, processing cannot be prevented via the settings of the browser, but by the corresponding setting of the Flash player. Should the user prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, this may mean that not all Facebook functions can be used to their full extent.
More information on the processing activities, their prevention and the deletion of the data processed by Instagram can be found in Instagram's data policy:https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875It cannot be ruled out that the processing by Facebook Ireland Ltd. also via Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025 in the USA.

Linking to social media via graphic or text link
We also advertise presences on the social networks listed below on our website. The integration takes place via a linked graphic of the respective network. The use of this linked graphic prevents that when a website that has a social media application is called up, a connection is automatically established to the respective server of the social network in order to display a graphic of the respective network itself. The user is only forwarded to the service of the respective social network by clicking on the corresponding graphic.
After the user has been forwarded, information about the user is recorded by the respective network. It cannot be ruled out that the data collected in this way will be processed in the USA.
Initially, this includes data such as the IP address, date, time and the page visited. If the user is logged into their user account of the respective network during this time, the network operator can, if necessary, assign the information collected from the specific visit of the user to the personal account of the user. If the user interacts via a “share” button on the respective network, this information can be saved in the user's personal user account and, if necessary, published. If the user wants to prevent the information collected from being directly assigned to his user account, he must log out before clicking on the graphic. It is also possible to configure the respective user account accordingly.
The following social networks are linked to our site:​

YouTube
Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USAData protection declaration:  https://policies.google.com/privacy

LinkedIn
LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, a subsidiary of LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 USA.Data protection declaration:  https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Instagram
Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, a subsidiary of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.Privacy policy:  https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics on our website. This is a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.
The Google Analytics service is used to analyze the usage behavior of our website. The legal basis is Article 6 (1) lit.f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our website.
Usage and user-related information, such as IP address, location, time or frequency of visits to our website, are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, we use Google Analytics with the so-called anonymization function. With this function, Google shortens the IP address within the EU or the EEA.
The data collected in this way is in turn used by Google to provide us with an evaluation of the visit to our website and of the usage activities there. This data can also be used to provide other services related to the use of our website and the use of the Internet.
Google states that it will not associate your IP address with other data. In addition, Google maintainshttps://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partnersFurther data protection information is available for you, for example also on the possibilities of preventing the use of data.
Google also offershttps://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=dea so-called deactivation add-on along with further information on this. This add-on can be installed with common internet browsers and offers you further control over the data that Google collects when you visit our website. The add-on informs the JavaScript (ga.js) of Google Analytics that information about visiting our website should not be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, this does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analysis services. You can of course also find out in this data protection declaration whether and which other web analysis services are used by us.

YouTube
We use YouTube on our website. This is a video portal from YouTube LLC., 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, hereinafter referred to as "YouTube".
YouTube is a subsidiary of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.
We use YouTube in connection with the "Extended data protection mode" function in order to be able to show you videos. The legal basis is Article 6 (1) lit.f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website. According to information from YouTube, the "extended data protection mode" function means that the data described in more detail below are only transmitted to the YouTube server when you actually start a video.
Without this "extended data protection", a connection to the YouTube server in the USA will be established as soon as you call up one of our Internet pages on which a YouTube video is embedded.
This connection is required in order to be able to display the respective video on our website via your internet browser. In the course of this, YouTube will at least record and process your IP address, the date and time and the website you visited. A connection to the Google “DoubleClick” advertising network is also established.
If you are logged into YouTube at the same time, YouTube will assign the connection information to your YouTube account. If you want to prevent this, you must either log out of YouTube before visiting our website or make the appropriate settings in your YouTube user account.
For the purpose of functionality and to analyze usage behavior, YouTube permanently saves cookies on your device via your internet browser. If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the storage of cookies by setting your Internet browser. You can find more information on this under "Cookies" above.
Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in this regard is available from Google athttps://policies.google.com/privacyavailable data protection information.​

Google AdSense
We use Google AdSense to integrate advertisements on our website. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.
Google AdSense stores cookies and so-called web beacons on your device via your internet browser. This enables Google to analyze your use of our website. The information collected in this way is transmitted to Google in the USA along with your IP address and the advertising formats displayed to you and stored there. Furthermore, Google can pass this information on to contractual partners. However, Google declares that your IP address will not be merged with other data from you.
The legal basis is Article 6 (1) lit.f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our website.
If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your Internet browser. You can find details on this under the heading "Cookies" above.
Google also offers
https://policies.google.com/privacy
https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated
further information, in particular about the possibilities of preventing the use of data.