For the website https://mother-earth.online/
Thank you for your interest in our online platform. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. Below we inform you in detail about the handling of your data.
I. Responsible party
The responsible party within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) is:
Spatial Business Integration GmbH
Phone: +49 6151 / 9412-0
Fax: +49 6151 / 9412-20
Managing Director: Dr. Jürgen Born
Sales tax identification number according to § 27a UStG: DE 2357 09753
Local court Darmstadt HRB 9077
Responsible for the content according to § 55 Abs. 2 RStV:
Dr. Jürgen Born
65297 Darmstadt, Germany
II. Name and address of the data protection officer
The data protection officer of the responsible party is:
Dr. Layth Sahib
65297 Darmstadt, Germany
Phone: +49 6151 9412 0 Fax: +49 6151 9412 20
III. General information on data processing
(1) Personal data is only processed to the extent necessary for the provision of a functional website including content and services. As a rule, processing only takes place after the consent of the data subject. Exceptionally, processing takes place without the consent of the data subject if this is not possible for actual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by legal regulations.
(2) Art. 6 (1) point (a) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data, insofar as the consent of the data subject has been obtained for processing operations of personal data.
Article 6 (1) point (b) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data insofar as this is necessary 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 performance of pre-contractual measures.
Art. 6 (1) point (c) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data, insofar as processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the company is subject.
Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data, insofar as this is necessary for the processing to protect a legitimate interest of the company or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not override the former interest.
(3) The personal data of the data subject shall be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Storage may also take place if this is provided for by relevant national or European regulations. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or performance of a contract.
IV. Use of the Internet site
(1) Each time the website is called up, the system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.
The following data is collected:
- IP address
- Date and time of the request
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the internet page
- Access status (HTTP status)
- Amount of data transferred
- Web browser
- Language and version of the browser
- Internet site from which you have reached the internet site
The data is stored in the log files of the system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.
(2) The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR.
(3) The collection and temporary storage of the IP address is necessary to ensure the display of the website on your terminal device. For this purpose, your IP address must be stored for the duration of your visit to the website. An evaluation of this data for marketing purposes does not take place.
(4) The data is deleted when the respective session has ended. Insofar as this data is stored in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Storage beyond this period is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.
(5) The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is mandatory for the provision of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility to object.
Cookies serve to make an Internet presence more user-friendly. Some elements of the website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change.
Transient cookies are automatically deleted when the session is closed. These include session cookies, which store the so-called session ID, based on the various requests of the web browser can be assigned to the common session. This makes it possible to recognize the end device during a new session.
Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified storage period, which may differ depending on the cookie. The associated settings can be deleted at any time in the web browser settings.
The following data is stored in the cookies:
- Log-in information
- Language settings
- Entered search terms
- Number of times the website was accessed
- Use of individual functions of the website to simplify the use of the website for user
(2) The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR.
The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.
VI. Google Analytics
(1) The website uses “Google Analytics”, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as: “Google”).
(2) The website uses Google Analytics for the purpose of analyzing the use of the website and to continuously improve individual functions and offers as well as the user experience. Through the statistical evaluation of user behavior, the offer can be improved and made more interesting for the user. This is also the legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by Google.
(3) The legal basis for the processing is the legitimate interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of the website within the meaning of Art. 6. (1) point (f) GDPR.
(4) Usage and user-related information will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. However, we use Google Analytics with the so-called anonmyzation function, whereby Google truncates the IP-adress within in the EU or the EEA before it is transmitted to the US.
(5) Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. In doing so, pseudonymous usage profiles can be created from the processed data. The IP address transmitted when using Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.
(6) The website uses Google Analytics only with the above mentioned activated IP anonymization. This means that your IP address is only processed by Google in a shortened form. A personal reference can thus be excluded.
Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield
Google guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.
(7) The storage of cookies generated by Google Analytics can be prevented by making appropriate web browser settings. It is pointed out that in this case it may not be possible to use all the functions of the website. If you wish to prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to user behavior (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google, you can download and install the web browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Furthermore, you can prevent the use of Google Analytics by using the offered “opt&out” settings when accessing the website.
Information of the third party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.
For further information on data usage by Google, on setting and objection options as well as on data protection, please refer to the following Google web pages:
Overview of data protection: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de
Data use by Google when you use websites or apps of our partners:
Data use for advertising purposes: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en&gl=de
Personalized advertising settings by Google:
VII. Reach analysis by Matomo (Piwik)
(1) The website uses the open source software tool Matomo (formerly Piwik) to analyze surfing behavior. The provider of the Matomo software is InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand. The software sets a cookie on the computer (for cookies, see above). If individual pages of the website are called up, the following data is stored:
- two bytes of the IP address of the calling system of the user.
- the website called up
- the website from which the user is directed to the accessed website (referrer)
- the sub-pages to which the user remains is directed from the accessed website
- the time spent on the website
- the frequency with which the web page is accessed
The software runs exclusively on the servers of the website. Personal data is only stored there. The data is not passed on to third parties.
(2) The legal basis for the processing is the legitimate interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of the Internet presence within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR.
(3) The processing is carried out for the optimization of the internet presence and the continuous improvement of the user experience, in particular error analysis.
(4)The anonymization of the IP address by masking the last Bytes of the users’s IP-adress sufficiently takes into account the interest of the data subject in the protection of his personal data.
The other data created by Matomo will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In any case, the data will be deleted after 7 days.
VIII. Google Web Fonts
(1) The website uses external fonts, so-called “Google Fonts”. Google Fonts is a service provided by Google. The integration of these web fonts takes place through a server call, usually a Google server in the USA. This transmits to the server which pages of the website were visited.
In the process, the IP address of the browser of the end device of the visitor to these Internet pages is stored by Google. You can find more detailed information in Google’s data protection information, which you can access here:
Furthermore, you can prevent the use of Google Web Fonts by using the offered “opt&out” settings when accessing the website.
(2) The legal basis in this case is Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR.
(3) The use of Google Webfonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers.
IX. Google reCAPTCHA
We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “Google”).
(1) reCAPTCHA is used to check whether the data entered on our website (such as on a contact form) has been entered by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, how long the visitor has been on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.
(2) The reCAPTCHA analyses take place completely in the background. Website visitors are not advised that such an analysis is taking place.
(3) Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its site from abusive automated crawling and spam.
Furthermore, you can prevent the use of Google eCAPTCHA by using the offered “opt&out” settings when accessing the website.
X. Google Maps
This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “Google”).
(1) To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
(2) You can prevent the use of Google Maps by using the offered “opt&out” settings when accessing the website.
(3) The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de
Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland,
(1) The website integrates videos from the online platform “YouTube”. The operating company of YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA (hereinafter: “YouTube”) This is a subsidiary of Google.
If the data subject is logged into YouTube, YouTube and Google collect information about which subpages are visited by the data subject. This happens regardless of whether the embedded YouTube video is clicked on or not.
(2) The legal basis in this case is Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR.
(3) The purpose is the better presentation of the website and a user-friendly handling of videos without having to link to another platform.
(4) YouTube and Google always receive information via the YouTube videos that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into YouTube at the time of calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. This transmission can be prevented by the data subject logging out of YouTube beforehand.
(5) You can prevent the use of Google Maps by using the offered “opt&out” settings when accessing the website.
Further information on YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/intl/en/about/
For more information on data protection in connection with YouTube, please refer to https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de
Our website uses plug-ins of the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
(1) If you visit one of the pages on our website into which a Vimeo plug-in has been integrated, a connection to Vimeo’s servers will be established. As a consequence, the Vimeo server will receive information as to which of our pages you have visited. Moreover, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This will also happen if you are not logged into Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The information recorded by Vimeo will be transmitted to Vimeo’s server in the United States.
(2) If you are logged into your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.
(3)The use of Vimeo is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner. Pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR, this is our legitimate interest.
(4) You can prevent the use of Vimeo by using the offered “opt&out” settings when accessing the website.
XIII. Contact by e-mail or contact form
(1)The website uses contact forms, which can be used for electronic contact. When used, the data entered in the input mask is transmitted to the Internet presence and stored.
These data are:
- E-mail address
- Contact content
- IP address of the calling computer
- Date and time of contact
In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data will be used exclusively for the processing of the request.
(2) The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1) point (a) GDPR if the user has given his consent.
The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR.
If the e-mail contact aims at the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) point (b) GDPR.
(3) The processing of personal data from the input mask serves solely to process the contact. In the case of contact by e-mail, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in processing the data.
The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of the information technology systems.
(4) The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the data subject has ended. The conversation is ended when it is clear from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified.
The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.
(5) The data subject has the possibility to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. When contacting us by e-mail, the storage of personal data can be revoked at any time. In such a case, however, the conversation can then not be continued.
All personal data stored in the course of contacting us will be deleted in this case.
XIV Encrypted data transmission
When contacting us, all data is transferred via SSL/TLS technology over an encrypted connection. The SSL certificate required for this, which is installed on the servers, has been issued by an independent organization.
An encrypted connection can be recognized by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from http:// to https://.
As soon as the encrypted SSL/TLS connection is established, your input, which you transmit to us, can no longer be read by third parties.
XV. Rights of the data subject
If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights against the controller:
1. Right of access
The data subject may request confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data are being processed.
If such processing is taking place, information may be requested from the controller about the following:
(a) the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
(b) the categories of personal data which are processed;
(c) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or will be disclosed;
(d). the planned duration of the storage of the personal data concerning you or, if concrete information on this is not possible, criteria for determining the storage duration;
(e) the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, a right to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
(f) the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
(g) any available information on the origin of the data, if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;
(h) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22 (1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.
There is the right to request information on whether the personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, it may be requested to be informed about the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer of the data.
2. Right to corrigendum
You have a right to rectification and/or completion against the controller if the processed personal data concerning you are inaccurate or incomplete. The controller shall carry out the rectification without undue delay.
3. Right to restriction of processing
You may request the restriction of the processing of personal data under the following conditions:
(a) if you contest the accuracy of the personal data for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
(b) the processing is unlawful and the erasure of the personal data is refused and the restriction of the use of the personal data is requested instead;
(c) the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the personal data are needed for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims; or
(d) if you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override your grounds:
Where the processing of personal data has been restricted, those data may be processed, except for storage, only with the consent of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of substantial public interest of the Union or of a Member State.
If the restriction of processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the controller before.
4. Right to erasure
- a) Obligation to erase
There is a right to request from the controller that the personal data be erased without undue delay, and the controller is obliged to erase such data without undue delay, if one of the following reasons applies:
(1) The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
(2) You revoke your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point (a) or Art. 9 (2) point (a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
(3) You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.
(4) The personal data concerning you has been processed unlawfully.
(5) The deletion of the personal data concerning you is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
(6) The personal data concerning you was collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 (1) GDPR.
- b) Information to third parties
If the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged to erase it pursuant to Article 17(1) of the GDPR, it shall take reasonable measures, including technical measures, having regard to the available technology and the cost of implementation, to inform data controllers which process the personal data that data subjects have requested from them the erasure of all links to or copies or replications of such personal data.
- c) Exceptions
The right to erasure does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary for
(1) the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information;
(2) for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject, or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
(3) for reasons of public interest in the area of public health pursuant to Article 9 (2) point (h) and Article 9 (2) point (i) and Article 9 (3) of the GDPR;
(4) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, insofar as the right referred to in section (a) is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the achievement of the purposes of such processing; or
(5) for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
5. Right to information
If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing against the controller, the controller is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
You have the right to be informed about these recipients by the data controller.
6. Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data was submitted, provided that
(a) the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point (a) GDPR or Art. 9 (2) point (a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point (b) GDPR and
(b) the processing is carried out with the help of automated procedures.
In exercising this right, you also have the right to have the personal data concerning you transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this.
The right to data portability does not apply to processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
7. Right of objection
There is the right to object at any time, on reasons relating to the particular situation of the data subject, to the processing of personal data carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) point (e) or point (f) GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The controller shall no longer process the personal data unless it can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
If the personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data processed for such marketing, including for profiling purposes, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing.
If processing for direct marketing purposes has been objected to, the personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.
There is the possibility, associated with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to exercise the right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
8. Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law
You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.
9. Automated decision in individual cases including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision
- is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller,
- is permitted by legislation of the Union or the Member States to which the controller is subject and that legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, or
- is done with your explicit consent.
However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Article 9 (1) of the GDPR, unless Article 9 (2) point (a) or point (g) of the GDPR applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.
With regard to the cases mentioned in (a) and (c), the controller shall take reasonable steps to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, which including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.
10. Right to complain to a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, workplace or the place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR.
The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 GDPR.