privacy policy

Personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") is processed by us only to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly Internet presence, including its contents and the services offered there. Pursuant to Art. 4 (1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the Basic Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to only as "GDPR"), "processing" shall mean any operation or set of operations carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures in connection with personal data, such as collection, recording, organization, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, reading, querying, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of making available, alignment or combination, 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 inform you in the following 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:

  1. Information about us as responsible persons
  2. Rights of users and affected persons
  3. Information on data processing

1. Information about us as responsible persons

Responsible provider of this website in the sense of data protection law is:
  • {privatescope} GmbH
  • Hein-Hoyer-Str. 15
  • D-20359 Hamburg
  • Germany

  •   +49 (0) 40 33442538
  •   +49 (0) 40 33442537
  •   getintouch(at)privatescope.com

  • Amtsgericht Hamburg, Germany
  • HRB 162794
The data protection officer at the provider is:
  • Andrey Stepanenko
  • {privatescope} GmbH
  • Hein-Hoyer-Str. 15
  • D-20359 Hamburg
  • Germany

  •   +49 (0) 151 50103541
  •   getintouch(at)privatescope.com

2. Rights of users and data subjects

With regard to the data processing described in more detail below, the users and data subjects have the right

  • to obtain confirmation as to whether or not data relating to him/her are being processed, information on the data processed, further information on the data processing and copies of the data (see also Art. 15 GDPR);
  • the correction or completion of incorrect or incomplete data (see also Art. 16 GDPR);
  • to the immediate deletion of data relating to them (cf. also Art. 17 GDPR), or, alternatively, if further processing is necessary, to the restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR;
  • to the receipt of data concerning them and provided by them and to the transfer of such data to other providers/responsible parties (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
  • to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority if they are of the opinion that data concerning them is being processed by the provider in breach of data protection provisions (cf. also Art. 77 GDPR).

In addition, the provider is obliged to inform all recipients to whom data has been disclosed by the provider of any correction or deletion of data or the restriction of processing that is carried out on the basis of Articles 16, 17 (1), 18 GDPR. However, this obligation does not apply if such notification is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. Notwithstanding this, the user has a right to information about these recipients.

Likewise, in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects have the right to object to the future processing of data relating to them, provided that the data is processed by the provider in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. (f) GDPR. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct marketing is permitted.

3. Information on data processing

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

3.1 Server data

For technical reasons, in particular to ensure a secure and stable Internet presence, data is transmitted to us or to our web space provider by your Internet browser. These so-called server log files are used to record, among other things, the type and version of your Internet browser, the operating system, the website from which you have switched to our Internet presence (referrer URL), the website(s) of our Internet presence that you visit, the date and time of the respective access and the IP address of the Internet connection from which our Internet presence is used.

This data is temporarily stored, but not together with other data about you. This storage takes place on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our Internet presence.

The data will be deleted after seven days at the latest, unless further storage is required for evidential purposes. Otherwise, the data are completely or partially excluded from deletion until the final clarification of an incident.

3.2 Cookies

3.2.1 Session cookies

We use so-called cookies with our Internet presence. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that are stored on your terminal device by the Internet browser you use. Through these cookies, certain information from you, such as your browser or location data or your IP address, is processed to an individual extent.

This processing makes our Internet presence more user-friendly, effective and secure, as the processing enables, for example, the reproduction of our Internet presence in different languages or the offer of a shopping basket function.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. (b) GDPR, insofar as these cookies process data for the purpose of contract initiation or contract processing.

If the processing does not serve the purpose of contract initiation or contract processing, our legitimate interest lies in the improvement of the functionality of our Internet presence.
The legal basis is then Art. 6 (1) lit. (f) GDPR.

These session cookies are deleted when you close your Internet browser.

3.2.2 Cookie removal

You can prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by adjusting your Internet browser settings. You can also delete already stored cookies at any time. However, the steps and measures required for this depend on the Internet browser you are actually using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or documentation of your Internet browser or contact its manufacturer or support. With so-called Flash cookies, however, processing cannot be prevented by the browser settings. Instead, you must change the settings of your Flash player. The steps and measures required for this also depend on the Flash Player you are actually using. If you have any questions, please also use the help function or documentation of your Flash Player or contact the manufacturer or user support.

If you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, however, this may mean that not all functions of our website can be used to their full extent.

3.3 Contract implementation

The data transmitted by you for the use of our range of goods and/or services will be processed by us for the purpose of processing the contract and is required in this respect. Conclusion and processing of the contract are not possible without providing your data.
The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 1 lit. (b) GDPR.

We delete the data when the contract has been completely processed, but must observe the retention periods under tax and commercial law.

Within the scope of contract processing, we pass on your data to the transport company commissioned with the delivery of goods or to the financial service provider, insofar as the passing on of data is necessary for the delivery of goods or for payment purposes.
The legal basis for the transfer of data is then Art. 6 §1 lit. (b) GDPR.

3.4 Contact inquiries / Contact possibility

If you contact us via contact form or e-mail, the data you provide will be used to process your request. The provision of the data is necessary for processing and answering your inquiry - without the provision of this data, we cannot answer your inquiry or can only answer it to a limited extent.
The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 1 lit. (b) GDPR.

Your data will be deleted if your inquiry has been finally answered and the deletion is not opposed by any legal storage obligations, as for example in the case of a possible subsequent contract processing.

3.5 Online job applications / publication of job advertisements

We offer you the opportunity to apply for a job with us via our website. With these digital applications, your applicant and application data will be collected and processed electronically by us for the purpose of handling the application procedure.
The legal basis for this processing is also § 26 section 1 sentence 1 BDSG in conjunction with Art. 88 (1) GDPR.

If a contract of employment is concluded after the application procedure, we will store the data you provide during the application process in your personnel file for the purpose of the usual organizational and administrative process - this is, of course, in compliance with the more extensive legal obligations.
The legal basis for this processing is also § 26 section 1 sentence 1 BDSG in conjunction with Art. 88 (1) GDPR.

If an application is rejected, we automatically delete the data transmitted to us two months after notification of the rejection. However, the data will not be deleted if the data requires longer storage of up to four months or until the conclusion of legal proceedings due to legal provisions, e.g. due to the obligation to provide evidence under the General Equal Treatment Act.
The legal basis in this case is Art. 6 (1) lit. (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in legal defence or enforcement.

If you expressly consent to a longer storage of your data, e.g. for your inclusion in a database of applicants or interested parties, the data will be processed further on the basis of your consent.
The legal basis is then Art. 6 (1) lit. (a) GDPR. However, you can of course revoke your consent at any time in accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR by making a declaration to us with effect for the future.