Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy

We welcome you as a visitor to our website and appreciate your interest in our company and our services. For us, odoscope GmbH (“odoscope”, “we”), the protection and confidentiality of your data is of utmost importance. The collection and processing of your personal data is carried out within the framework of the legal provisions of the applicable data protection law. With this privacy policy we inform you which personal data we collect as part of your use of www.odoscope.de and www.odoscope.com (hereinafter referred to as “websites”) and for what purpose the data is used. odoscope collects and processes your personal data in accordance with the provisions of the data protection laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. In the following, we will inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and processing of personal data. The respective current version of this privacy policy is available at: https://www.odoscope.com/data-privacy/.



Who is responsible for data processing (contacts)?

The legal person responsible within the meaning of the data protection laws (“Controller”) is:

odoscope GmbH
Lichtstraße 25
50825 Köln
Deutschland
E-Mail: info@odoscope.com

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding data protection, please feel free to contact our data protection officer.



Our data protection officer:

Dr. Judith Nink

privacy@odoscope.com




What is personal data?

The purpose of data protection is the protection of personal data. Personal data is information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An identifiable natural person may be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more aspects of the physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person. This information may include details such as name and e-mail address.


Collection and use of your personal data

When you use our website, we automatically collect the following data in order to provide you with our services and for security reasons:


Automatic data collection

We log access to our websites in website logs. We collect automatically (i.e. without registration) generated information. This involves the following data:

We use this information to continuously update our web pages, improve their appearance and thus increase user comfort for you. This data is generally not assigned to a specific person, with the exception of filling out and submitting a contact form. Log file data is generally deleted after seven (7) days. After that, further storage in anonymous form is possible.


Generation of Cookies, Java Script

When you visit our websites, the information we request will be placed on your computer in the form of “cookies”, which enable us to recognize your computer automatically the next time you visit our website. Among other things, cookies allow us to adapt a website to your preferred settings. Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer using your Internet browser. Cookies are not used in any other way, in particular not to track website visitors. If you do not want cookies to be set, you can configure the appropriate settings in your browser. Please note that as a result, the efficiency and scope of odoscope’s services may be limited. If you visit our web pages via a link or click on a banner advertising and thus access other websites, cookies can also be set by the addressee of the clicked target page. We are not responsible for these cookies and have no control over them. With regard to the use of such cookies and any information stored by our advertising partners, please read the respective data protection declarations of the advertising partners. We use Java Script for the provision of this Internet offer. If you do not want these support programs and/or their active contents to be used, i.e. for security reasons, we recommend that you deactivate the corresponding settings of your browser.


Website improvement: Matamo

Our web pages use the open source software Matamo for the statistical analysis of user access. For this purpose, Matamo uses cookies (text files stored on your computer, see section “Generation of cookies”) to facilitate the analysis of your user behaviour on our websites. The information generated by these cookies is stored on our server in Germany. The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and before it is stored. The analysis data will not be passed on to third parties. If you do not agree with the storage and evaluation of these data from your visit, then you can object to the storage and processing subsequently at any time by mouse click. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Matamo does not collect any session data. Attention: If you delete your cookies, this will result in the Opt-Out-Cookie also being deleted and possibly having to be reactivated by you.

Alternatively, you can prevent cookies from being used by deactivating the corresponding setting in your Internet browser. Please note, however, that in this case you will not be able to use all website functions to their full extent.


Newsletter

We offer you a free newsletter service. With the newsletter we inform you about:

To receive the newsletter via e-mail, you can register under the heading “Newsletter” on our website. To do this, you must enter your title, surname, first name and e-mail address. On a voluntary basis you can also tell us your company and a telephone number. You can also subscribe to receive further information. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. Each newsletter contains information on how you can unsubscribe from the newsletter with effect for the future. We will delete your data after you have unsubscribed.


Company information – e-book

Via LinkedIn we offer individual members the possibility of downloading our free e-book via a download link. For this you must enter the following data:


Conversion Tracking – LinkedIn

We use LinkedIn’s Conversion Tracking, which allows us to filter data for target groups based on the following data:

Conversion tracking is provided by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland (“LinkedIn”).


Our presence in social media

In order to be able to communicate with our customers and interested parties and inform them about our activities and offers in social networks, we are active in the social networks of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. In terms of data protection, both the respective network and we are jointly responsible for the processing of your personal data („joint controller”, GDPR Art. 26), even if it is stored exclusively by the respective social network. Therefore, we inform you about the data processing processes in connection with our presence in the respective social network as follows. If you use our respective online presence in one or more of the social networks used by us, please note that your data may be processed outside the European Union / the European Economic Area. However, all the networks we use have undertaken to comply with EU data protection standards within the framework of the EU-US Privacy Shields.
The social networks we use, also process your data regularly for market research and advertising purposes. Based on your usage behavior and the resulting interests, the networks may create usage profiles which are used, for example, to place advertisements corresponding to your potential interests within and outside the networks. For these purposes, cookies, which store your usage behavior and interests as well as possibly also the devices used by you, are regularly stored on your computer.
The processing of your personal data in connection with our presence in social networks is based on our legitimate interests in effective information and communication with you (GDPR Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f). If you have given your consent to the respective social network in terms of data processing as described above, the legal basis for the processing is your consent (GDPR Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7).
For a detailed presentation of the respective processing operations and the opt-out options, please visit the websites of the respective social networks, which we list and link for you below. For the assertion of your rights and requests for information, we also refer you to the respective social networks, where you can exercise your rights most effectively. This is because only the social networks have access to your data and can therefore directly take appropriate measures and provide you with the respective information:


What is the purpose of the data processing and what is the legal basis? Purpose of data collection and processing

In accordance with Art. 5 (b) DSGVO we collect and process your personal data for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and do not process your data in a way that is incompatible with those purposes. We collect and process your personal data solely for the following purposes: We collect and process website logs sent by you and cookie information for technical purposes and to improve our services. We collect and process these data primarily to prevent security attacks and are therefore able to provide you with our services securely and data efficiently, and to enable you to use our website more easily. We collect and process the data that you have provided to us in connection with our newsletter service in order to send you information.


Legal basis of data collection and processing

We collect and process your personal data in compliance with the GDPR, the applicable EU laws and the German data protection laws.


The collection and processing is based on your consent – Art. 6 (1), Art. 4 (11) DSGVO

We will always ask you for your consent to the collection and processing of your personal data for the aforementioned purposes, unless the collection and processing of your personal data is legally permissible. If you have given us your consent to the collection and processing of your personal data for the aforementioned purposes, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future.


The collection and processing is necessary to fulfill (pre)contractual measures – Art. 6 (1) b DSGVO

The collection and processing of your personal data may be necessary for the performance of a contract in which you are a party. Before such a contract is concluded, it may also be necessary to collect and process your personal data in order to take action at your request.


The collection and processing is necessary in order to comply with a legal obligation to which the data controller is subject – Art. 6 (1) c DSGVO

The collection and processing of your personal data may be necessary to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject under EU law or the law of an EU member state.


The collection and processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests – Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO

The collection and processing of your personal data may be necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests. We collect and process website logs for technical reasons, such as to prevent denial of service attacks. Denial of service attacks are usually achieved by flooding the machine or resource in question with unnecessary requests to overload systems and prevent some or all legitimate requests from being met. It is in your and our interest to prevent such overloading of our systems and security problems through denial of service attacks, and therefore we use website logs. In addition, we collect and process data from cookies in order to continually improve our website and services and to adapt them to changing requirements for efficient usability and the technical environment. Ensuring the usability of our websites is in your and our vital interest and we therefore use this data.


Do we disclose any personal data?

Without informing you separately beforehand, we may only disclose your personal data to third parties in the exceptional cases described below:

Of course, we will not transfer your personal data to third parties without informing you beforehand. We will ask you for your prior consent, unless the transfer of this data is permitted by the GDPR, other applicable EU laws or national German data protection laws.


What rights do you have?

In accordance with the GDPR, other applicable EU laws and German data protection laws and to the extent permitted by law, you have the following rights with regard to the personal data we collect and process:


Information, access, rectification and limitation rights

Of course, you have the right to request information about the personal data we have stored about you and about how we collect, process and store your personal data. If we have stored data about you, you have the right of access to the personal data we have stored. You also have the right to demand that we correct any incorrect data. Taking into account the purposes of the collection and processing of your data, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed. You also have the right to request restriction of processing.


Right to data portability

You also have the right to (1) receive all personal data concerning you and which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and (2) transmit such data to another controller.


Right to erasure your data

You have the right to demand from us the erasure of your personal data, where – inter alia – one of the following grounds applies:

Please note that if data is required for legal purposes pursuant to Art. 17 (3) DSGVO, we will restrict the use of the respective data.


Right lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority at any time, in particular with a supervisory authority in the Member State where you are located, at your place of work or at the place where the alleged infringement is alleged, if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates data protection provisions. odoscope is managed by the following data protection authority:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information North Rhine-Westphalia
Kavalleriestr. 2-4
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211/38424-0
Fax: 0211/38424-10
E-Mail: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de


Right to object to the processing of your data

You have the right at any time to object to the collection and processing of your personal data for reasons relating to your particular situation if the collection and processing is based on our legitimate interest (Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO).


Right to withdraw your consent at any time

You have the right to withdrawyour consent at any time if you have given us your consent to the collection and processing of your personal data for one or more specific purposes.


How you can exercise your rights

To exercise your rights, please contact our data protection officer by e-mail at privacy@odoscope.com or mail to us at the above postal address.


Do we disclose personal information?

This privacy policy may be changed from time to time. The current version is accessible at: https://www.odoscope.com/data-privacy/.

Status: October 2018