This declaration of data protection explains to users the purpose, scale and scope of the processing of personal data through
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The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the VI-grade GmbH.
VI-grade GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed.
Enforcement of This Privacy Statement
If you have questions regarding this Privacy Statement or complaints concerning the handling of your personal information by the Company hereunder, you should contact our data protection officer:
The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.
We may use the information we get from cookies to evaluate and improve our Web site. We won't use the information transferred through cookies for promotion or marketing purposes, and it won't be shared with third parties. We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.
Collection of general data and information
The website of VI-grade GmbH collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, VI-grade GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, VI-grade GmbH analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
Registration on our website
The data subject has the possibility to register on the VI-grade GmbH website with the indication of personal data. Which personal data are transmitted to VI-grade GmbH is determined by the respective input mask used for the registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by VI-grade GmbH, and for his own purposes. VI-grade GmbH may request transfer to one or more processors (e.g. a parcel service) that also uses personal data for an internal purpose which is attributable to the controller.
By registering on the VI-grade GmbH website, the IP address, date, and time of the registration are stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services, and, if necessary, to make it possible to investigate committed offenses. Insofar, the storage of this data is necessary to secure our company and services. This data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a statutory obligation to pass on the data, or if the transfer serves the aim of criminal prosecution.
The registration of the data subject, with the voluntary indication of personal data, is intended to enable VI-grade GmbH to offer the data subject contents or services that may only be offered to registered users due to the nature of the matter in question. Registered persons are free to change the personal data specified during the registration at any time, or to have them completely deleted from the data stock.
VI-grade GmbH shall, at any time, provide information upon request to each data subject as to what personal data are stored about the data subject. In addition, the VI-grade shall correct or erase personal data at the request or indication of the data subject, insofar as there are no statutory storage obligations.
Subscription to our newsletters
On the website of VI-grade GmbH, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company newsletter. The input mask used for this purpose determines what personal data are transmitted, as well as when the newsletter is ordered.
VI-grade GmbH informs its customers and business partners regularly by means of a newsletter about enterprise news. The enterprise's newsletter may only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject registers for the newsletter shipping. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address registered by a data subject for the first time for newsletter shipping, for legal reasons, in the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation email serves to verify if the owner of the email address did in fact authorize receipt of the newsletter as the data subject.
When subscribing to the Newsletter, we also store the IP address as allocated by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to the computer system used by the data subject at the time of subscription, as well as the date and time of subscription. Collection of these data is required in order to prove the subsequent (possible) misuse of the email address of a data subject, and therefore serves as a legal safeguard for the data controller.
The personal data collected during subscription to the newsletter will be used only for sending out our newsletter. Newsletter subscribers may additionally be informed by email, to the extent that this is required for the operation of the newsletter service or a related registration, as might be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter offer or the technical circumstances. Personal data collected in connection with the newsletter service will not be communicated to third parties. The data subject may cancel his or her subscription to our newsletter at any time. The consent provided by the data subject with respect to the storage of personal data in connection with the newsletter may be withdrawn at any time. Every newsletter features an ‘unsubscribe’ link which may be used for the purpose of withdrawing consent.
VI-grade GmbH newsletters contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in e-mails sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, the VI-grade GmbH may see if and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject, and which links in the e-mail were called up.
Such personal data collected in the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and analyzed by VI-grade GmbH in order to optimize the newsletter service and to make the content of future newsletters even better adapted to the interests of the data subject These personal data will not be transferred to third parties. Data subjects are at any time entitled to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent issued by means of the double-opt-in procedure. After a revocation, these personal data will be terminated by VI-grade GmbH. VI-grade GmbH automatically regards a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.
Rectification, Blocking and Termination of Personal Data
VI-grade GmbH shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to.
If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.
Right of Revocation
Anyone concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European issuer of Directives and the European regulator, for reasons connected with their specific situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning them, carried out in connection with point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
You have the right to withdraw your consent for collecting and using personal data with future effect at any time. To do so, please contact us by post, or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
If an objection is received, VI-grade GmbH shall cease processing of personal data unless we are able to provide compelling and legitimate reasons for such processing which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or if such processing is for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
If VI-grade GmbH processes personal data for the purpose of direct advertising, the data subject is entitled to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. If the data subject contacts VI-grade GmbH to object to processing for the purpose of direct advertising, VI-grade GmbH shall cease processing of personal data for such purposes.
The data subject also has the right for reasons connected with his or her specific situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning them, carried out at VI-grade GmbH for scientific research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) GDPR, unless such processing is required in order to perform a task which is in the public interest.
Right of Access to Data
Upon request by the data subject, VI-grade GmbH shall inform that person what personal data are stored in his or her regard. Further, European issuers of Directives and European regulators have ruled that access to the following information shall be granted to data subjects:
the purpose of the processing:
the categories of personal data concerned;
the recipients or categories of recipients 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 existence of 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;
Furthermore, the data subject shall have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.
Right of Confirmation
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from VI-grade GmbH the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Right of Rectification
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data. 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.
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from VI-grade GmbH the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and VI-grade GmbH shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:
The personal data were collected for purposes, or otherwise processed, for which they are no longer required.
The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
The personal data must 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) of the GDPR.
If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by VI-grade GmbH, he or she may contact email@example.com.
Where the controller has made personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as processing is not required. Any employees of the VI-grade GmbH will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.
Right of Restriction of Processing
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from VI-grade GmbH 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 instead 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) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
If one of the aforementioned conditions is apply, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by VI-grade GmbH, he or she may at any time contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Right of Data Portability
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
When exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) GDPR, the data subject shall also have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one data controller to another to the extent that this is technically feasible and providing the rights and freedoms of other persons are not affected by such action.
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
VI-grade GmbH shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate 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.
In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by VI-grade GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
We link our website to social media channels. Using such channels (e.g. the comment function) may require you to hold an account, for which you have sole responsibility. Please regularly inform yourself about the current terms and conditions and privacy regulation of the operator in question. Holding a social media account does not make us responsible for the data processing on such sites. This is done exclusively by the respective operator of the social media platform in question.
It is our desire to enter into a dialog with our customers and potential customers via social media platforms. In order to guarantee polite communication, we ask you to observe our netiquette rules. While we welcome comments and contributions, we ask you to remain fair and respectful. For this reason we reserve the right to remove all comments which advertise or are inappropriate, indecent or offensive. Please ensure that you do not publish any unauthorized, inadmissible or illegal contents on our pages.
Our pages are public and accessible to all users. We therefore ask you not to publish any data which would allow for conclusions about your person (i.e. telephone number, bank account details, etc.) on our pages. We value your privacy, which is why we reserve the right to delete such comments.
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All content on this website, in particular texts, photographs and graphics, are protected by copyright. Except where explicitly stated otherwise, the copyright is held by VI-grade GmbH.
If you would like to use content of this website, please contact VI-grade GmbH for permission. Anyone who violates copyright by illegal use of our content displayed on this website is liable to prosecution pursuant to section 106 et. Seq. of the German Copyright Act.
They will receive a warning at their own expense and must pay compensation. Copied content can be easily traced on the internet.
Media made available for download in the media library or in the press area may be used for non-commercial purposes, provided that the source is acknowledged as “(c) VI-grade GmbH”.