We appreciate your interest in our website https://www.ipektchi.com/ ("our website" or "our website"). IPEK A. Ipektchi GmbH & Co. KG ("IPEK", "we", "us" or "our company") is interested in the protection of your privacy and your personal data. Therefore, we process your personal data only in accordance with applicable laws. Below we inform you in detail about the handling of your data.

A. Name and address of the controller

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

IPEK A. Ipektchi GmbH & Co. KG

Borsteler Chaussee 85 - 99a, house 21

22453 Hamburg

Germany

Telephone: +49 (0) 40 514 88 00

Fax: +49 (0) 40 514 88 40

E-Mail: info@ipektchi.com

Website: https://www.ipektchi.com/

B. General for data processing

1.     Scope of processing of personal data

In principle, we collect and use personal data of our users only to the extent necessary for the securing of a functional website and our content and services. The collection and use of personal data of our users only happen with the consent of the user. An exception applies to cases in which prior consent can not be obtained for reasons of fact and the processing of the data is permitted by law. 

2.     Legal basis for the processing of personal data 

If we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data.

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 fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d DSGVO serves as a legal basis in the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person necessitate the processing of personal data.

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.

3.     Data deletion and storage duration 

The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage is deleted. In addition, such storage may take place if provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which the controller is subject. Blocking or deletion of the data also takes place when a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for conclusion of a contract or fulfillment of the contract.

C. Provision of the website and creation of logfiles

1.     Description and scope of data processing

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.

The following data is collected here:

● information about the browser type and version used;

● The IP address of the user;

● date of access;

● Websites accessed by the user's system through our website.

The data is stored in the log files of our system. Not affected by this are the IP addresses of the user or other data that allows the mapping of the data to a specific user. The storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place. 

2.     Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

3.     Purpose of the data processing

 The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to allow the delivery of the website to the user’s computer . To do this, the user's IP address must be kept for the duration of the session.

Our legitimate interest in the processing of data according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. 

4.     Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the collection of data to provide the website, this is the case when the session in question has ended.

5.     Possibility of objection and removal

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, there is no possibility for the user to object.

D.        Use of cookies

1.     Description and scope of data processing 

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user's computer system in order, for example, to make the use of websites more convenient. 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. This allows settings and inputs to be stored on our website so that users do not have to re-enter them each time they visit the website.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly and to provide the ability to save settings.

The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies: 

● Information about the browser type and the version used;

● Date and time of your visit to our website

In addition, we use cookies on our website which enable us to analyse the surfing behaviour of our users.

In this way, the following data can be transmitted:

● Entered search terms;

● Frequency of page views;

● Use of website functions.

The user data collected in this way is pseudonymised by technical precautions. It is therefore no longer possible to assign the data to the calling user. The data are not stored together with other personal data of the users.

When calling up our website, users are informed by an information banner about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and referred to this data protection declaration. In this context, there is also an indication as to how the storage of cookies in the browser settings can be prevented. 

2.     Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

3.     Purpose of data processing 

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users.

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.

The analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its contents. The analysis cookies tell us how the website is used and enable us to continually optimise our services.

Our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR also lies in these purposes.

4.     Duration of storage, possibility of objection and removal

Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted to our website by the user. Therefore, you as a user have full control over the use of cookies. 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 for our website, it is possible that all functions of the website can no longer be used to their full extent. 

E.         Contact form and e-mail contact 

1.     Description and scope of data processing  

A contact form is available on our website, which can be used for electronic contact. If a user makes use of this possibility, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored. These data are:

-       The e-mail address of the user

Your consent will be obtained for the processing of the data as part of the sending process and reference will be made to this data protection declaration.

It is also possible to contact us via the e-mail address provided. In this case, the personal data of the user transmitted with the e-mail will be stored.

The data will not be passed on to third parties in this context. The data will be used exclusively for the processing of the conversation. 

2.     Legal basis for data processing 

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. 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 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If the purpose of the e-mail contact is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

3.     Purpose of data processing  

The processing of the personal data from the input mask serves us exclusively for the processing of the establishment of contact. If you contact us by e-mail, this is also the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

4.     Duration of storage  

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is terminated when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified.

The other personal data collected in the course of the sending process are usually deleted after a period of seven days. 

5.     Possibility of opposition and removal

The user can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued.

You can inform us of your objection by sending an e-mail to ipektchi@t-online.de . All personal data stored in the course of contacting us will be deleted in this case. 

F.         Rights of the person concerned

If personal data is processed by you, you are the data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you are entitled to the following rights vis-à-vis the person responsible: 

1.     Right for information

You can request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether personal data relating to you will be processed by us.

In the event of such processing, you may request the following information from the data controller:

● the purposes for which the personal data will be processed;

● the categories of personal data that will be processed;

● the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you has been or will be disclosed;

● the planned duration of the storage of the personal data concerning you or, if this is not possible, criteria for determining the duration of the storage;

● the existence of a right to rectify or delete personal data concerning you, a right to limit the processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;

● the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;

● all available information about the origin of the data, if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;

● the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and - at least in these cases - meaningful information on the logic involved as well as the scope and intended consequences of such processing for the data subject.

You have the right to request information as to whether the personal data concerning you will be transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer. 

2.     Right to rectification

You have the right to have your personal data corrected and/or completed by the data controller if the personal data processed concerning you is inaccurate or incomplete. The data controller must carry out the rectification immediately.

3.     The right to limit the processing 

Under the following conditions, you may request that the processing of your personal data be restricted:

● if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time which allows the person responsible to verify the accuracy of the personal data;

● the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data;

● the data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or

● if you have lodged an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the justified reasons of the person responsible outweigh your reasons. 

If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data - apart from their storage - may only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State.

If the processing restriction has been limited in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted.

4.     Right to erasure

a)    Duty to delete 

You may request the data controller to delete the personal data concerning you immediately and the data controller is obliged to delete this data immediately if one of the following reasons applies: 

● the personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;

● You revoke your consent on which the processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR was based and there is no other legal basis for the processing;

● You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR;

● the personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully;

● The deletion of your personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject;

● the personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 para. 1 GDPR. 

b)    Information to third parties

If the person responsible has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged to delete them in accordance with Art. 17 (1) GDPR, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform the persons responsible for data processing who process the personal data that you, as the person concerned, have requested them to delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data.

c)     Exceptions

The right to deletion does not exist if the processing is necessary.

● on the exercise of freedom of expression and information;

● to fulfil a legal obligation which the processing requires under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject, or to perform a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;

● for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 para. 2 lit. h and lit. i and Art. 9 para. 3 GDPR;

● for archive purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, insofar as the law referred to under a) is likely to make it impossible or seriously impair the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or

● for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims. 

5.     Right to information 

If you have exercised your right to rectify, cancel or limit the processing of your personal data against the controller, the latter is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of such rectification, cancellation or limitation, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

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

6.     Right to data transfer

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the responsible person in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to communicate this data to another data controller without being hindered by the controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided that

● the processing is based on a consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR and

● the processing is carried out using automated procedures.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to request that the personal data concerning you be transferred directly from one responsible person to another responsible person, insofar as this is technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this.

The right to data transfer does not apply to the 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 to object

You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or lit. f GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The person responsible will no longer process the personal data relating to you unless he can prove compelling grounds for processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If the personal data concerning you are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct marketing.

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for such purposes.

You have the possibility to exercise your right of objection through automated procedures using technical specifications in connection with the use of Information Society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.

8.     Right to withdraw 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 your consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until you revoke it. 

9.     Automated decision in individual cases including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to any decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, that has any legal effect on you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision

 ● is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the person responsible;

● is permitted by the laws of the Union or the Member States to which the controller is subject and such laws contain reasonable measures to protect your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests; or

● with your explicit consent.

However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR, unless Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a or lit. g applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests.

With regard to the cases mentioned in the first and third points, the responsible person shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the responsible person, to state his own position and to contest the decision.

 10.  Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

 Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where you reside, at your place of work or at the place where the alleged infringement is alleged, if you consider that the processing of your personal data is in breach of the GDPR.

The supervisory authority with which the complaint was lodged will inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Art. 78 GDPR.