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privacy policy

1. Data protection
Of course, I treat your data confidentially and in accordance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the New German Federal Data Protection Act (German: BDSG-neu).

To ensure an adequate level of protection, I have taken appropriate technical and organizational measures, taking into account the state of the art, the cost of implementation and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing, as well as the varying likelihood and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons. Nice!

1.1 Responsible for data collection and data processing:
That would be me:

Christopher Lorenz
Vogt-Kölln-Strasse 45
22527, Hamburg, Germany

Email: hallo@christopherlorenz.net
PGP key at keys.openpgp.org

2. Definition
At this point, let’s take a look at how the GDPR defines the following terms:

2.1 Personal data
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter „data subject“). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. IP address or cookies) or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

2.2 Processing

Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

2.3 Pseudonymization
Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separate and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

2.4 Processor

Processor a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the Controller.

2.5 Recipient
Recipient describes a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom Personal Data are disclosed, whether or not a third party. However, public authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation mandate under Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients; the processing of such data by the aforementioned authorities shall be carried out in accordance with the applicable data protection rules in accordance with the purposes of the processing.

2.6 Third party
A third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body, other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.

2.7 Consent
Consent is any indication of the data subject’s wishes given voluntarily for the specific case, in an informed manner and unambiguously, in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative action by which the data subject indicates that he or she consents to the processing of personal data relating to him or her;

3. data collection when calling the website





3.1 Cookies
This site sets the technically required session cookie – it is necessary for you to be able to access the site. The cookie is a small text file that is exchanged between my site and your browser. It lands on your computer and contains the session ID. As soon as you close your browser, the cookie is gone. Since no other (peristent or third party) cookies are in use so I can spare you and myself the cookie hint on the homepage.

3.2 Server log files
When you access my website, the server systems of my hoster (Props to Manitu.de) collect the following data, which are technically necessary to show you my websites and to ensure stability and security.IP address

  • Date and time of the request
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • access status/HTTP status code
  • Amount of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Operating system of the user
  • Language and version of the browser software

Your IP address is 100% anonymized in the server log files and replaced by 127.0.0.1. Woohoo! This data is not merged with other data sources. The purpose of this collection is the provision and correct display of my website in your browser. Furthermore, this data is used to optimize and ensure the security of the systems. An evaluation of this data (marketing etc.) does not take place. The legal basis for the processing is my legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) to provide you with an optimized website and to enable communication between my server system and your terminal device.

3.3 Contact by e-mail
When contacting us via e-mail, all resulting personal data (name, e-mail address, etc.) will be stored and processed for the purpose of processing.
The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 para 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) and/or on my legitimate interest of processing (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).
I delete the requests if they are no longer necessary. I review the necessity all at the end of the year – so once a year. In the case of legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after their expiry. Retention obligation under commercial law 10 years. Tax law retention obligations 6 years.

3.4 Use of analysis tool

I do not use any analysis tools on this website.

4. data subject rights according to GDPR
Within the framework of the European Data Protection Regulation, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if applicable, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. The GDPR regulates rights as follows:

4.1 Right of access by the data subject (Art. 15 GDPR)
You have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the personal data and the following information:

  • the purposes of the processing;
  • the categories of personal data concerned;
  • the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
  • where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
  • the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing;
  • the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
  • where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

4.2 Right to rectification (Art. 16 GPDR)
The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

4.3 Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’) (Art. 17 GDPR)
The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:

  • the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
  • the data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1), or point (a) of Article 9(2), and where there is no other legal ground for the processing;
  • the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2);
  • the personal data have been unlawfully processed;
  • the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject;
  • the personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1).

4.4 Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)

The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

  • the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
  • the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead;
  • the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • the data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

Where processing has been restricted under paragraph 1, such personal data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with the data subject’s consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.

4.5 Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)

The data subject shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where:

  • he processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) or point (a) of Article 9(2) or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1); and
  • the processing is carried out by automated means.

4.6 Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)
The data subject shall have the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1), including profiling based on those provisions. The controller shall no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing

4.7 Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, every data subject shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of his or her habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if the data subject considers that the processing of personal data relating to him or her infringes this Regulation.

Remark:
For requests of this nature, please contact hallo@christopherlorenz.net. Please note that for such requests I have to make sure that you are indeed the data subject.