1. Privacy at a glance
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is done by the operator of this website. You can find the contact information of this operator in the imprint.
How do we collect your data?
On one hand, your data is collected when you provide it to us. This happens for example when you provide data in a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is above all technical data (for example, browser information or the time when you first accessed the website). The collection of this data happens automatically as soon as you access our website.
How do we use your data?
Part of your data is collected to ensure an error-free operation of the website. Other data can be used for the analysis of user behavior.
Which rights do you have regarding your data?
At any time, you have the right to receive information about origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data for free. Furthermore, you have the right to have your data corrected, blocked or deleted. If you have questions about this or any other questions regarding privacy, you can contact us using the contact information provided in the imprint. Also, you have the right to appeal with the appropriate supervisory authority.
Analytical tools and third party tools
2. General information and mandatory information
We point out that the transmission of data online (for example when communicating via email) can have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of data from third party access is not possible.
Information about responsible entity
The responsible entity for the data processing on this website is:
8 a.m. Consult KG
Mr. Jörg Bofinger
Phone: +49 771 922 692 40
A responsible entity is a natural or legal person that alone or together with others makes decisions about the purpose and means of the processing of personal data (e.g., name, email addresses).
SSL or TLS encryption
For safety reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential contents, like for example orders or requests, that you send to us as the operator of this website, an SSL or TLS encryption is used. An encrypted connection can be recognized by the change of “http://” to “https://” in the address bar of the browser and by the lock symbol in the address bar of the browser.
When the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
3. Data collection on our website
The web pages sometimes utilize so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause harm to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our offering more user-friendly, more effective, and more secure. Cookies are small text files, that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted upon the end of your visit. Other cookies are saved on your computer until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize you upon your next visit.
You can change the settings of your browser so that it informs you about the setting of cookies and to allow cookies only for individual cases, to accept cookies only in select cases or to generally exclude cookies as well as to automatically delete cookies when you close your browser. When deactivating cookies altogether, the functionality of this website can be limited.
Server log files
The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files that your browser automatically transmits to us. This information consists of:
- browser type and browser version
- utilized operation system
- referring URL
- host name of the accessing computer
- time of server request
- IP address
This data is not connected to other data sources.
The basis for this data processing is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO which allows for the processing of data to fulfill a contract or a pre-contract measure.
If you send your request using the contact form, your data entered into the form including the contact data you entered there is stored by us for the purposes of responding to your request and in case we have any follow-up questions for you. This data is not shared with others without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form happens therefore only on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can always revoke this consent. To do so a simple email message to us suffices. The legality of the data processing that happened before you revoked your consent is not affected by this.
The data entered in the contact form remains with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent or the reason for saving it no longer exists (for example, after the conclusion of your request). Mandatory laws - in particular retention periods - are not affected by this.
Comment functionality on this website
For the comment function on this site, besides your comment itself, we store information about the time of comment submission and the user name you chose, if you don't post anonymously.
Retention period of comments
The comments and associated data (e.g., IP address) are stored and remain on our website until the content of the comment is completely deleted or comments have to be deleted for legal reasons (for example, offensive comments).
The storage of comments takes place on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke your consent any time. To do so, simply send us an email. The legal basis for the data processing that already happened is not affected by this.
4. Analytical tools and advertising
This website uses the features provided by Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer. They make the analysis of your use of the website possible. The information created about your use of this website provided by the cookie are usually send to a Google server in the US and are stored there.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies happens on the basis of Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behavior in order to optimize his offering as well as advertisements.
Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics
This website uses the function "demographic characteristics" in Google Analytics. Because of this, we can create reports that provide information about age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data stems from interest-related advertising by Google and from visitor data by third parties. This data cannot be traced back to any single person. You can disable this function at any time in your advertising settings in your Google account or forbid collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in general under point "Objection to data collection".
We have activated the IP anonymizing function on this website. This means your IP address is shortened by Google within one of the member states of the EU or other countries that are part of the agreement regarding the European economic area before it is transmitted to the US. Only in exceptional circumstances is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the US and then shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to evaluate the use of the website in order to create reports about the website activities and to provide further services connected to the website usage as well as internet usage. The IP address of your browser transmitted as part of this process is not combined with other Google data by Google Analytics.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software; we point out though that in this case not all functions of this website might be used. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data regarding website usage created by the cookie (incl. your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This sets an opt-out cookie that prevents the collection of data during future visits of this website: Google Analytics deaktivieren.
We have a contract with Google about order processing and completely implement the strict rules of the German data protection authorities when it comes to using Google Analytics.
Google Analytics Remarketing
Our websites use the function of Google Analytics Remarketing in connection to the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
This function enables us to connect the ad target group that was created using Google Analytics Remarketing with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. In this way, interest-related, personalized ad messages, that were customized for you relying on your prior usage and browsing behavior on one end device (e.g., cell phone), can be shown on another one of your end devices (e.g., tablet or PC).
If you have given your permission accordingly, Google connects your internet and app browser history in your Google account for this purpose. In this way, the same personalized ad messages can be run on every end device on which you are signed in with your Google account.
In support of this function, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated user IDs, that are temporarily connected with our Google Analytics data, in order to define and create target groups for cross-device advertising.
You can permanently object to cross-device remarketing/targeting by deactivating personalized advertising in your Google account; to do so, follow this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.
The summary of the collected data in your Google account tales placed exclusively based on your consent, which you can give or withdraw in Google (Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO). Data collection processes that are not combined in your Google account (e.g. because you don't have a Google account or objected to the combination of data) are based on Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The legitimate interest arises because the website operator has an interest in the anonymized analysis of the website visitors for the purposes of advertising.
To measure conversions, our website uses the Facebook pixel by Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”).
This is how the behavior of website visitors can be traced after they have been forwarded to the website of the provider after having clicked on a Facebook ad. That is how the effectiveness of Facebook ads can be evaluated for statistical and market research purposes and can be optimized for future ads.
The collected data are anonymous for us as the operator of this website, we cannot deduce the identity of the user. However, data is also saved and processed by Facebook, so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for their own ad purposes, according to https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/. This is how Facebook can enable the running of ads on Facebook pages as well as pages outside of Facebook. This usage of the data cannot be affected by us as the website operator.
The usage of the Facebook pixel takes place based on Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in effective promotional activities including social media.
Google Tag Manager
(1) This website uses Google Tag Manager. Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows the marketer to manage website tags in one interface. Google Tag Manager only implements the tags. The tag manager is a cookie-free domain. This means that no cookies are employed and no personal data is collected. The tool ensures the triggering of other tags that might collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation has taken place on the domain or cookie level, this remains in place for all tracking tags that are implemented by the Google Tag Manager.
Facebook Custom Audiences
(1) Furthermore the website uses the remarketing function „Custom Audiences“ of Facebook Inc. („Facebook“). Thus, users of the website can be shown interest-based ads („Facebook-Ads“) when visiting the social network Facebook or other websites that use the same process. Doing so, we are pursuing the interest of showing you ads that is of interest to you. The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
(2) Because of the marketing tools in use, your browser automatically creates a direct connection to the server of Facebook. We have no control about the extent and the further use of the data, that is collected by Facebook by using this tool and are informing you about what we know in this regard: Because of the integration of Facebook Custom Audiences, Facebook receives the information that you view the respective website of our internet presence or clicked on an ad by us. If you are registered for a service by Facebook, Facebook can connect this visit with your account. Even if you are not registered with Facebook or are not logged in, there is the possibility that the provider comes to know and stores your IP address and other identification features.
(3) Disabling the function „Facebook Custom Audiences“ is possible for logged in users at: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads#_.
(4) More information about data processing by Facebook can be obtained from: Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; http://www.facebook.com/policy.php; more information about data collection: http://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084, http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other#applications and http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info#everyoneinfo. Facebook is subject to the EU-US-Privacy-Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
If you would like to receive our newsletter, we need your email address as well as information that allows us to confirm that you are the owner of the provided email address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is only collected on a voluntary basis. This data is used only for the sending of the requested information and is not shared with third parties.
The processing of data provided in the newsletter form happens on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can always revoke the consent regarding storage of your data, your email address and the use of your email address to send you the newsletter; for example by using the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legal basis for the data processing that already happened is not affected by this.
The data you provided in order to receive the newsletter is stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted when you unsubscribe. Data that we saved for other purposes (e.g., email addresses for the member area) is not affected by this.
This website uses the services of MailChimp in order to send the newsletter. The provider is the Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
MailChimp is a service that organizes and analyzes the sending of newsletters. When you enter data to receive the newsletter (e.g., email address), it is stored on the MailChimp server in the US.
MailChimp possesses a certificate according to the “EU-US-Privacy-Shield”. The “Privacy-Shield” is a convention between the EU and the US that should ensure the compliance of European data protection standards in the US.
By using MailChimp, we can analyze our newsletter campaigns. If you open an email sent by MailChimp, a file contained in the email (a so-called web beacon) connects with the MailChimp server in the US. This allows for a detection of whether a newsletter message is opened, which links are clicked on, etc. Furthermore, other technical data is collected at this point (e.g., time of access, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be attributed to the respective newsletter recipient. It is only used for the analysis of the newsletter campaign. The results of this analysis can be used to adapt future newsletter campaigns to the recipients.
If you don't want any analysis by MailChimp, you have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this, we create an appropriate link in every newsletter message. Furthermore, you can unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.
Data processing happens on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can always revoke this consent by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legal basis for the data processing that already happened is not affected by this.
The data stored for the receipt of the newsletter will be saved until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted upon unsubscribing from the newsletter on our servers as well as the MailChimp servers. Data that was saved for other purposes by us (e.g.,email addresses for the member area) is not affected by this.
Data processing agreements
We have a so-called „data processing agreement“ with MailChimp, in which we oblige MailChimp to protect the data of our clients and to not give it to third parties. This contract can be read here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement/sample-agreement/.
6. Plug-ins and tools
This site uses Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
In order to use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to store your IP address. Usually, this information is transmitted to a Google server in the US and is stored there. The provider has no influence on the transmission of this data.
We use Google Maps in order to display our online offering in an appealing way and to allow for the locations we mention on the website to be easily found. This constitutes a legitimate interest as per Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO.