1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following notes provide a basic overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is such information that can be used to personally identify you. For more detailed information pertaining to the subject of data protection, please refer to our data-protection declaration specified following this text.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. The website operator’s contact details can be found in the legal notice of this website.

How do we collect your data?

Your data is collected by means of the data you provide to us. This, for example, could be data that you enter in a contact form.

Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or the time you visited the page). The collection of this data is carried out automatically when you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website is provided to you error-free. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right at any time and free of charge to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. Moreover, you have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. If you have any further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address indicated in the legal notice.

Analysis tools and tool of third parties.

When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with cookies and so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you.

You may opt out of this analysis. We inform you about the possibilities for opting out in this data-protection declaration.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data-protection regulations as well as the data-protection declaration.

When using this site, various personal data are collected. Personal data are any data that can identify you personally. This data-protection declaration explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this takes place.

Please note that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. Providing complete data protection against unauthorized access by third parties is not possible.

Information on the responsible body

The body responsible for data processing on this website is:

WhereGroup GmbH & Co. KG
Eifelstraße 7
53119 Bonn
Telephone: + 49 (0)761 / 51 91 02 - 0
E-Mail: infowheregroup.com

The body responsible is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Revocation of the consent for data processing

Many data-processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your previously given consent at any time. To do this, simply send us an informal message by e-mail. The legality of the data processing up to the time of the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have the data, which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, to be issued to you or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us acting as the site operator. TLS encryption You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data that you provide to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, restriction of processing, deletion

Within the scope of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right, free of charge, to obtain information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients, the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction, restriction of the processing or deletion of the data at any time. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice if you have any further questions on the subject of your personal data.

Objection to advertising mails

We hereby object to the use of contact data - published within the scope of the legal notice obligation - to send unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or e-mailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.

3. Data protection officer

Statutory data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

WhereGroup GmbH & Co. KG
Datenschutzbeauftragter
Gillweg 3
14193 Berlin
Telephone: + 49 (0) 30 / 5 13 02 78 - 0
e-mail: datenschutzwheregroup.com

4. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some Internet pages use so-called “cookies”. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. They serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your computer until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You can adjust your browser settings so that you are informed about cookie settings and only allow cookies in individual cases. You can also decline cookies in certain cases or generally activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this site may be restricted.

Cookies, which are required to carry out electronic communications or certain functions that you desire (e.g. shopping cart function), are stored pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR [Datenschutz-Grundverordnung]. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technical, error-free and optimized delivery of the related services. Insofar as other cookies are stored (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surfing behaviour), they are treated separately in this data-protection declaration.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser automatically sends to us. These are:

This data is not compiled together with other data sources.

The basis for data processing can be found in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR [Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f Datenschutz-Grundverordnung], which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries using the contact form, your details in the enquiry form as well as the contact data you provided will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. This information will not be shared without your permission.

The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore carried out exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR [Art. 6 Abs. You can revoke this consent at any time. To do this, simply send us an informal message by e-mail. The legality of the data processing up to the time of the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data entered in the contact form by you will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e .g. after your request has been processed). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

Registration on this website

You can register on our website to utilize our additional features. We only use the data entered for the purpose of the application of the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise, we will cancel the registration.

In the event of important changes, such as the scope of the offer or changes that are necessary for technical reasons, we will use the e-mail address provided during registration to inform you in this way.

The processing of the data entered during registration shall take place on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) [(Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR [Art. 6 Abs. You can revoke your previously given consent at any time. To do this, simply send us an informal message by e-mail. The legality of the data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

We store the data collected during the registration for as long as you are registered on our website and then subsequently deleted. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Processing data (client and contract data)

We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent necessary for the justification, development or amendment of the legal relationship (master data). The basis for data processing can be found in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR [Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f Datenschutz-Grundverordnung], which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data relating to the use of our Internet pages (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable the user to make use of the service or to bill the user.

The client data that has been collected will be deleted following completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

5. Analysis Tools and Advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses features of the Google Analytics Web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, United States of America.

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the United States of America.

Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR [Art. 6 Abs.1 lit. F [Datenschutz-Grundverordnung]. The website operator has a justified interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both his website and his advertising.

IP Anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by submitting a Do Not Track header via your browser. Further information can be found at the following link: https://allaboutdnt.com/

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Order data processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

6. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive our newsletter, which is offered on our website, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We shall only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter on the newsletter registration form only with your consent per Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR [Art. 6 Abs.1 lit. f Datenschutz-Grundverordnung]. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and e-mail address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the members area) will remain unaffected.