Legal Notice / Data Privacy Statement
Person responsible for the content within the meaning of sect. 5 German Tele Media Act (Telemediengesetz – TMG):
dr. wolfgang pasternak
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Person responsible for the content within the meaning of sect. 55(2) German Interstate Agreement on Broadcasting (Rundfunkstaatsvertrag – RStV): Dr. Wolfgang Pasternak
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Data Privacy Statement
Thank you for visiting the website www.wolfgang-pasternak.de (hereinafter the “Website”) of my office for specialist translations and copy-editing dr. wolfgang pasternak (hereinafter “dr. wolfgang pasternak” or “I”). I take the protection of personal data very seriously.
This data privacy statement provides information regarding the processing of personal data on the Website.
1. Name and contact details of the controller
The controller within the meaning of data protection law at dr. wolfgang pasternak and regarding the Website is:
Dr. Wolfgang Pasternak
Privatstraße 13 No. 10
Phone: +49 (0)179 3946889
If you have any questions or comments regarding data protection at dr. wolfgang pasternak, you can turn to:
Dr. Wolfgang Pasternak
Privatstraße 13 No. 10
Phone: +49 179 3946889
2. Scope and purposes of the processing of personal data
2.1 Accessing of the Website
Each time the Website (or the website www.lektorat-pasternak.de, which is linked to the aforementioned Website) is accessed, the internet browser used by the visitor automatically sends data to the server of this Website, which is stored in a logfile for a limited period. Until it is automatically erased, the following data is stored without additional input on the part of the visitor:
- the IP address of the terminal of the visitor,
- date and time of the access by the visitor,
- name and URL of the webpage accessed by the visitor,
- the website from which the visitor arrived on the Website (known as referrer URL), and
- browser and operating system of the terminal used by the visitor as well as the name of the access provider used by the visitor.
The processing of this personal data is justified under art. 6(1) sent. 1 lit. f EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter „GDPR“). dr. wolfgang pasternak has a legitimate interest in processing the data for the purpose of
- swiftly establishing the connection to the Website,
- enabling a user-friendly application of the Website,
- determining and ensuring the security and stability of the systems, and
- facilitating and improving the administration of the Website.
dr. wolfgang pasternak offers a free newsletter.
By signing up to the newsletter, visitors expressly consent to the processing of the personal data they have provided. Signing up to the newsletter merely requires the visitor to provide an e-mail address. The legal basis for the processing of the visitor’s personal data for purposes of sending out the newsletter is the visitor’s consent in accordance with art. 6(1) sent. 1 lit. a GDPR.
In order to satisfy the requirement of what is known as the double opt-in procedure, once prospective subscribers have signed up for the newsletter, they will receive an e-mail asking them to confirm that they did indeed initiate the sign-up and/or want the sign-up to take place.
Visitors can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. To that end, it is sufficient to send an e-mail to that effect to email@example.com.
3. Transmission of data
Personal data is transmitted to third parties if
- the person affected (hereinafter the “Data Subject”) has expressly consented thereto in accordance with art. 6(1) sent. 1 lit. a GDPR,
- the transmission is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims in accordance with art. 6(1) sent. 1 lit. f GDPR, and there are no grounds to assume that the Data Subject has an overriding legitimate interest in his or her data not being transmitted,
- there is a legal obligation to transmit the data in accordance with art. 6(1) sent. 1 lit. c GDPR, and/or
- this is necessary in accordance with art. 6(1) sent. 1 lit. b GDPR for the performance of a contractual relationship with the Data Subject.
Beyond that, no personal data is transmitted to third parties.
Under the basic settings of the browsers, cookies are mostly accepted. The browser settings may be adjusted such that either (a) cookies are not accepted on the devices used, or (b) a specific note is shown before a new cookie is created. Please note, however, that if cookies have been deactivated, not all functions of the Website may be usable to their full potential.
Using cookies is aimed at facilitating the use of the Website. For example, session cookies allow to track whether the visitor has already visited individual webpages of the Website. Once a visitor has left the Website, these session cookies are automatically erased.
In order to improve the user-friendliness of the Website, temporary cookies are used. They are stored for a temporary period on the device of the visitor. When the visitor re-visits the Website, it is automatically detected (i) that the visitor had already visited the Website at an earlier point and (ii) which input and settings were applied in that context so that there is no need to repeat them.
In addition, cookies are used in order to analyze the visits to the Website for statistical purposes and for purposes of improving the Website. Cookies are automatically erased after a fixed time that has been set for each case.
The data processed by the cookies is justified for the aforementioned purposes in order to safeguard the legitimate interest of dr. wolfgang pasternak in accordance with art. 6(1) sent. 1 lit. f GDPR.
5. Your rights as a Data Subject
To the extent that your personal data is processed on the occasion of your visit to the Website, you are, as a “Data Subject” within the meaning of the GDPR, entitled to the following rights:
5.1 Right of access
You have the right to obtain information from me about whether personal data on you are processed at dr. wolfgang pasternak. There is no right of access if
- giving the information sought would constitute a breach of an obligation of confidentiality, or
- the information must be kept secret for other reasons, in particular owing to an overriding interest of a third party.
By way of deviation, there may be a duty to provide the information if, in particular when taking into account imminent losses or damage, your interest overrides the interest to keep the information secret. Moreover, there is no right of access if the data has been stored only because it may not be erased owing to statutory retention periods or because it only serves the purpose of data backup and data protection control where providing the information would involve disproportionate effort, and adequate technical and organizational measures have been taken to ensure that there is no processing for other purposes either.
Where in your case the right of access is not excluded, and your data is processed by me, you have the right to demand information about the following:
- purposes of the processing;
- categories of the personal data that is being processed on you;
- recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data is disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries;
- if possible, the envisaged period for which your personal data is stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining that period;
- the existence of a right to rectification or erasure or restriction of processing of the personal data on you or of a right to object to such processing;
- the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority for data protection;
- where the personal data has not been collected from you as the Data Subject, the available information as to the provenance of the data;
- where applicable, the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such automated decision-making;
- where applicable, in the event of a transmission to recipients in third countries, if there is no EU Commission Implementation Decision regarding the appropriateness of the level of protection in accordance with art. 45(3) GDPR, information about which suitable guarantees in accordance with art. 46(2) GDPR are envisaged for purposes of protecting the personal data.
5.2 Right to rectification and completion
Should you become aware that personal data that I have on you is inaccurate, then you have the right to demand that I erase such inaccurate data without undue delay. In the case of incomplete personal data on you, you have the right to demand that such data be completed.
5.3 Right to erasure
You have a right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) if the processing is not necessary for purposes of exercising the right to free speech, exercising the right to information, fulfilling a legal obligation or performing a duty which is carried out in the public interest and one of the following grounds is applicable:
- the personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected;
- the justification basis for the processing was only your consent, which you revoked in the meantime;
- you have objected to the processing of your personal data which I made public;
- you have objected to the processing of personal data that I have not made public, and there is no overriding legitimate interest in the processing;
- your personal data was processed unlawfully;
- the erasure of the personal data is necessary in order to comply with a statutory obligation to which I am subject.
There is no right to erasure if, in the case of lawful non-automated data processing, owing to the specific way in which the data has been stored, erasing the data is impossible or would involve disproportionate effort and your interest in the erasure is limited. In such case, a restriction to the processing takes the place of an erasure.
5.4 Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to demand that I restrict the processing if one of the following grounds is applicable:
- you contest the accuracy of the personal data; in such case, the restriction may be demanded for the period which enables me to verify the accuracy of the data;
- the processing is unlawful and, instead of an erasure, you demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data;
- your personal data is no longer needed by me for purposes of processing but you need them for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims;
- you have objected in accordance with art. 21(1) GDPR; the restriction to the processing may be demanded for the period which is necessary in order to determine whether my legitimate interest overrides yours.
“Restriction of processing” means that the personal data is processed only with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for safeguarding the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of some other important public interest. Before I lift the restriction I am under an obligation to inform you accordingly.
5.5 Right to data portability
You have a right to data portability if the processing has its basis in your consent (art. 6(1) sent. 1 lit. a or art. 9(2) lit. a GDPR) or in a contract to which you are a contractual party, and the processing is effected by using automated procedures. In such case, the right to data portability includes the following rights provided that these do not infringe on the rights and freedoms of other persons:
- you have the right to demand from me to obtain the personal data that you have provided to me in a structured, commonly-used and machine-readable format;
- you have the right to transmit such data to another controller without interference on my part;
- where technically feasible, you have the right to demand from me that I transmit your personal data directly to another controller within the meaning of data protection law.
5.6 Right to object
If the processing has its basis in art. 6(1) sent. 1 lit. e GDPR (performing of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority) or in art. 6(1) sent. 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interest of the controller or a third party), then you have the right to object, at any time, to the processing of the personal data on you on grounds relating to your particular situation. This also applies for a profiling founded on art. 6(1) sent. 1 lit. e or lit. f GDPR. Once you have exercised your right to object I will no longer process your personal data unless I can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing is aimed at the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
You may object, at any time, to the processing of personal data on you for purposes of direct marketing. This also applies to a profiling in the context of such direct marketing. Once you have exercised your right to object I will no longer use your personal data for purposes of direct marketing.
You have the option of notifying me of your objection without observing any particular form by phone, by e-mail or by using the postal address of dr. wolfgang pasternak as specified at the beginning of this data privacy statement.
5.7 Right to revoke your consent
You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with future effect. You may notify me of your revocation of consent without observing any particular form by phone, by e-mail or by using my postal address. Such revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing which had occurred on the basis of the consent until the revocation was received. Upon receipt of the revocation, any data processing which was exclusively based on your consent will be terminated.
5.8 Right to lodge a complaint
If you feel that the processing of the personal data on you is unlawful, you may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority for data protection that is responsible for your place of abode or work or for the place of the alleged breach.
6. Date of and updates to this data privacy statement
This data privacy statement reflects the status as of 24 May 2018. I reserve the right to update the data privacy statement in due course, in particular in order to improve the data protection and/or to adjust the data protection to a changed practice by the public authorities or to changes in court practice.