rfcconnector.com is just a regular website, which creates the usual server logs, uses Google Analytics and features an order as well as a contact form. Though there‘s absolutely nothing extraordinary or unexpected about this, the European Union still requires us to chant the following legalese incantiations, in order to avoid being harrassed by
greedy lawyers „freelancing consumer protection associations“.
We hereby declare to be in absolute agreement with all reasonable assessments about the futility of this exercise.
This data protection declaration explains to you the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as „data“) within our online offer and the associated websites, functions and contents as well as external online presences, e.g. our social media profile. (hereinafter jointly referred to as „online offer“). With regard to the terms used, such as „personal data“ or their „processing“, we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the Basic Data Protection Ordinance (GDPR).
Types of data processed
When the website is called up, access and log data are generated which are stored for the purpose of checking the correct functioning of the website and for statistical purposes. The date and time, URL of the page accessed, referer, user agent (browser identification) and the first three octets of the IP address are stored and kept for up to 7 days.
If a user account has been created, we store the following data in it:
- Inventory data (name, title).
- Contact details (addresses, e-mail, telephone and fax numbers)
- Content data (text input, photographs, videos)
If a contract with costs is concluded, we store the following data for the fulfilment of this contract:
- Contract data (subject matter, scope and duration of the contract)
- Payment data (bank details, payment history)
Purpose of processing
- Provision of the online offer, its contents and functions.
- Provision of contractual services, service and customer care.
- Response to contact requests and communication with users.
- Security measures.
Last updated: May 04, 2018
Applicable legal bases
In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we inform you of the legal basis of our data processing. If the legal basis is not mentioned in the data protection declaration, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consents is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR, the legal basis for processing for the performance of our services and performance of contractual measures as well as for answering inquiries is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, the legal basis for processing to fulfil our legal obligations is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR, and the legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. In the event that the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6(1)(d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.
We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the contents of our data protection declaration. We will adapt the data protection declaration as soon as changes in the data processing carried out by us make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes require your cooperation (e.g. consent) or other individual notification.
In accordance with Art. 32 GDPR and taking into account the state of the art, implementation costs and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of processing, as well as the different probability of occurrence and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, we will take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.
Such measures shall in particular include ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as the access, input, transmission, security of availability and its separation. Furthermore, we have established procedures that guarantee the exercise of data subject rights, deletion of data and reaction to data risks.
Furthermore, we already consider the protection of personal data during the development or selection of hardware, software and procedures, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and data protection-friendly presettings (Art. 25 GDPR).
The security measures include in particular the encrypted transmission of data between your browser and our server.
Cooperation with contract processors and third parties
If, in the course of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors or third parties), transfer it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this shall only take place on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if the data is transferred to third parties such as
payment service provider, pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter b GDPR is required for contract fulfilment), you have consented, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).
If we commission third parties with the processing of data on the basis of a so-called „order processing contract“, this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR.
Transmissions to third countries
If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if this occurs in the context of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transfer of data to third parties, this only takes place if it occurs for the fulfilment of our (pre)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or leave the data in a third country only if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. Process GDPR. This means, for example, that processing is carried out on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognised determination of a level of data protection corresponding to the EU (e.g. for the USA through the „Privacy Shield“) or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called „Standard contractual clauses“).
Rights of the persons concerned
You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data concerned are being processed and to request information about these data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.
In accordance with Article 16 of the GDPR, you have the right to request the completion of data concerning you or the correction of inaccurate data concerning you.
In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that relevant data be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to demand a restriction on the processing of the data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR.
You have the right to request that the data concerning you that you have provided to us be received in accordance with Article 20 of the GDPR and to request its transmission to other persons responsible.
In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, you also have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
Right of withdrawal
You have the right to revoke consents granted pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR with effect for the future.
Right of objection
You can object to the future processing of the data concerning you in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time. The objection may be lodged in particular against processing for direct marketing purposes.
Cookies and right of objection in direct advertising
be explained. Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be achieved by deactivating them in the browser settings. Please note that in this case not all functions of this online offer can be used.
Deletion of data
The data processed by us will be deleted or their processing restricted in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage obligations. If the data are not deleted because they are necessary for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing is restricted, i.e. the data are blocked and not processed for other purposes.
This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for commercial or tax reasons.
In accordance with legal requirements, the records are kept for 6 years in particular in accordance with § 257 (1) HGB (trading books, inventories, opening balance sheets, annual financial statements, commercial letters, accounting documents, etc.) as well as for 10 years according to § 147 para. 1 AO (books, records, management reports, accounting documents, commercial documents and business letters, documents relevant for taxation, etc.).
Performance of contractual services
We process inventory data (e.g., names and addresses as well as contact data of users), contract data (e.g., services used, names of contact persons, payment information) for the purpose of fulfilling our contractual obligations and services pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit b. GDPR. The entries marked as obligatory in online forms are required for the conclusion of the contract.
When registering, re-registering and using our online services, we save the IP address and the time of the respective user‘s order. The data is stored on the basis of our legitimate interests as well as the user‘s protection against misuse and other unauthorized use.
A passing on of this data to third parties does not take place in principle, unless there is a legal obligation in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR.
When contacting us (via contact form or e-mail), the user‘s details are processed for processing the contact enquiry and its handling in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
We delete the requests if they are no longer necessary. We review the requirement every two years; requests from customers who have a customer account are stored permanently and are linked to the customer account details for deletion. In the case of statutory archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after their expiry (end of commercial law (6 years) and tax law (10 years) storage obligation).
Comments and Posts
If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses will be used on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f). GDPR for 7 days.
This takes place for our safety, if someone leaves illegal contents in comments and contributions (insults, forbidden political propaganda, etc.). In this case we can be prosecuted ourselves for the comment or contribution and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.
Collection of access data and log files
We collect data on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR data on each access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). Access data includes the name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, transferred data volume, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user‘s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
Log file information is stored for a maximum of seven days for security reasons (e.g. to investigate misuse or fraud) and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidentiary purposes are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.
Online presence in social media
We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with active customers, interested parties and users and to inform them about our services. When accessing the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines of their respective operators apply.
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, providing a guarantee to comply with the European data protection law https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active.
Google will use this information on our behalf to protect the use of our online offer by the evaluate users in order to compile reports on the activities within this online offering and for further services connected with the use of this online offer and the use of the Internet, to us to the other side. The processed data can be used to create pseudonymous user profiles.
We use Google Analytics only with IP anonymization enabled. This means that the IP address Google will use this site within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full
IP address to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
The IP address transmitted by the user‘s browser is not merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; in addition, users are able to record the data generated by the cookie and to check their use of the online offer. Data obtained from Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by doing so under the following conditions
Download and install the link available browser plugin: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Learn more about Google‘s use of your information, preferences and opt-out options you on the web pages of Google: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners
„(„Use of data by Google when using our partners‘ websites or apps“),
http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads („Use of data for advertising purposes“),
http://www.google.de/settings/ads („Manage information Google uses to show you advertisements“).
Integration of third-party services and content
Within our online offer, we make no representations or warranties of any kind based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR) content or service offerings of third parties to incorporate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as „content“).
This always presupposes that the third party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users, since without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We make every effort to use only those contents whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the contents. Third-party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as „web beacons“) for statistical or marketing purposes. Pixel tags“ can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user‘s device and may include technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time and other information about the use of our online offer, as well as may be linked to such information from other sources.
The following presentation provides an overview of third-party providers and their contents, together with links to their data protection declarations, which contain further information on the processing of data and, in some cases already mentioned here, possibilities of objection (so-called opt-out):
If our customers use the payment services of third parties (e.g. PayPal or Sofortüberweisung), the terms and conditions and the data protection information of the respective third party providers, which can be accessed within the respective websites or transaction applications, apply.