1. Data protection at a glance
The English language version only serves to facilitate communication with our customers. This is always connected to the German language version. The German language version is the only legally binding version. This is attached to the English version.
Release july 01, 2019
The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any information that personally identifies you. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our data protection declaration listed below.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. His contact details
can be found in the imprint of this website.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data will be collected by you communicating it to us. This can be data that you enter in a contact form, for example. Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of the page call). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website is error-free. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have to your data?
You have the right at any time and free of charge to obtain information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your data.
to receive stored personal data. You also have a right to correction,
block or delete this data. For this as well as to further questions to the topic
You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. Furthermore, you have the right to complain to the responsible supervisory authority.
In addition, you have the right, under certain circumstances, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. Details can be found in the data protection declaration under „Right to Restrict Processing“.
Analysis tools and third-party tools
When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with cookies and so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you.
You can contradict this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You will find detailed information about these tools and about your possibilities of objection in the following data protection declaration.
2. General information and mandatory information
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations as well as this data protection explanation. If you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy statement explains what data we collect and how we use it. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) is not carried out by third parties.
security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.
Note on the responsible office
The responsible body for data processing on this website is:
Lexeffect is a product of
Responsible body is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. For this purpose an informal notification by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right of objection against data collection in special cases and against Direct advertising (Art. 21 DSGVO)
If data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. e or f DSGVO, you have the right at any time to object to the processing of your personal data for reasons arising from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The respective legal basis on which a processing is based can be found in this data protection declaration. If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data concerned unless we can prove compelling reasons for the processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims (objection according to Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO).
If your personal data are processed for the purpose of direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will no longer be used for direct marketing purposes (objection according to Art. 21 para. 2 DSGVO).
Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of violations of the DSGVO, the parties concerned have a right of appeal in the event of a
The Member State concerned shall notify the Commission of the measures taken by the supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of its habitual residence, place of work or place of presumed infringement. The right of appeal shall be without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.
Right to data transferability
You have the right to use any data that we collect on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract
automatically, to itself or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format.
to be handed over to you. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only be done as far as it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from „http://“ to „https://“ and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Encrypted payment transactions on this website
If, after the conclusion of a contract with costs, there is an obligation to provide us with your payment data (e.g. account number for direct debit authorisation), this data will be required for payment processing. Payment transactions via the usual means of payment (Visa/MasterCard, direct debit) are carried out exclusively via an encrypted SSL or TLS connection. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from „http://“ to „https://“ and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
With encrypted communication, your payment data that you transmit to us cannot be transferred by
Third parties to be read.
Information, blocking, deletion and correction
Within the framework of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to receive free of charge
Information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and if necessary a right to correction, blocking or deletion of these data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for this as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data.
Right to limitation of processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. The right to restriction of the processing exists in the following cases: If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the examination you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. If the processing of your personal data has taken place unlawfully, you can demand the restriction of data processing instead of deletion. If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it for the exercise, defence or assertion of legal claims, you have the right to demand restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion. If you have filed an objection in accordance with Art. 21 Para. 1 DSGVO, a balance must be struck between your interests and ours. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests outweigh yours, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data – apart from its storage – may only be processed with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or
Defense of legal claims or protection of the rights of another natural or legal person
legal person or on grounds of an important public interest of the European Union or of a Member State.
Opposition to promotional e-mails
We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or e-mailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.
3. Data collection on our website
Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called „session cookies“. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser during your next visit. You can set your browser so that you are informed when cookies are set and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted. Cookies, which are required for the electronic communication process or for the provision of certain functions desired by you (e.g. shopping basket function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are dealt with separately in this data protection declaration.
Server log files
The provider of these pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files.
Files that your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- used operating system
- Referrer URL
- Hostname of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
This data will not be merged with other data sources. This data is collected on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has
a justified interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of its website – for this purpose, the server log files must be recorded.
If you send us requests via the contact form, your details will be removed from the
Inquiry form including the contact data provided by you for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for the case of follow-up questions stored with us. These data will not be passed on without your consent. The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore carried out exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose an informal notification by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation. The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.
Inquiry by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request will be processed including all the information you have requested.
(name, request) for the purpose of processing your request are stored and processed by us. These data will not be passed on without your consent. This data will be processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO 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, processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) and/or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO), as we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of enquiries addressed to us.
The data sent to us by you via contact requests will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after the processing of your request has been completed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular legal retention periods – remain unaffected.
Registration on this website
You can register on our website to use additional features on the site.
We only use the data entered for this purpose for the purpose of using the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise we will refuse the registration.
For important changes, for example in the scope of our services or in the case of technically necessary changes, we will use the e-mail address provided during registration to inform you in this way. The data entered during registration will be processed on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke your consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal e-mail notification to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing that has already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data collected during registration will be stored by us as long as you are registered on our website and will then be deleted. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
Processing of data (customer and contract data)
We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent necessary for the justification, the content or modification of the legal relationship are necessary (inventory data). This is done on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data relating to the use of our Internet pages (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable the user to make use of the service or to bill the user. The collected customer data will be processed after completion of the order or termination of the contract.
Business relationship deleted. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
Data transmission at contract conclusion for services and digital contents
We only transmit personal data to third parties if this is done within the framework of the processing of the contract is necessary, such as to the credit institution commissioned with the processing of payments.
A further transmission of the data does not take place or only if you do not agree with the transmission. You expressly agreed to this. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, for example for advertising purposes. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
We have concluded – if necessary – contracts on order processing with all our service providers.
4. analysis tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“. These are text files that are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This will cause Google to shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union or other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services to website operators in connection with website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent the collection of your information on future visits to this website:
Demographic characteristics of Google Analytics
This website uses the function „demographic features“ of Google Analytics. Reports are created that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This information comes from Google’s interest-based advertising and third party visitor information. This information cannot be associated with any specific individual. You can opt out of this feature at any time using the ad preferences in your Google Account, or opt out Google Analytics from collecting your information as described in „Opting out of data collection“.
Data stored by Google at the user and event level that is linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. User ID) or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) is anonymised or deleted after 14 months. Details can be found here.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected or will only be collected on a voluntary basis. We use these data exclusively for the dispatch of the requested information and do not pass these on to third parties.
The data entered in the newsletter registration form will be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). The given consent for the storage of the data, the e-mail address as well as their use for the dispatch of the newsletter you can at any time
by clicking on the „Unsubscribe“ link in the newsletter. The legality of the already
Data processing operations remain unaffected by the revocation. The data that you have stored with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and deleted after unsubscribing from the newsletter. Data stored by us for other purposes remain unaffected by this.
This website uses GetResponse to send newsletters. The provider is GetResponse Sp. z o.o., with its registered office in Gdansk, Poland, ul. Arkonska 6, A3, 80-387 Gdansk, Poland, website:
https://www.getresponse.de (hereinafter referred to as „GetResponse“). GetResponse is a service that can be used, among other things, to organize and analyze the sending of newsletters. The data you enter for newsletter subscription purposes will be stored on GetResponse’s servers.
Data analysis by GetResponse
Our newsletters sent with GetResponse allow us to analyze the behavior of the Newsletter recipient. Among other things, it can be analyzed how many recipients have opened the newsletter message and how often which link was clicked in the newsletter. Conversion tracking can also be used to determine whether a predefined action (e.g. buying a product, sharing information on social media, unsubscribing) has taken place after clicking on the links in the newsletter. Furthermore, we can also record when a newsletter message was opened. This enables us to deliver newsletters when the recipient is likely to be the most active. The time zone of the newsletter recipient can also be taken into account. GetResponse also offers us the possibility to divide newsletter recipients into groups according to their interest. In this way we are able to provide our newsletter recipients with content that is as appropriate to their interests as possible.
Further information about the functions of GetResonse can be found here.
Data processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and deleted both from our servers and from the servers of GetResponse after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data stored by us for other purposes remain unaffected.
6. Plugins and tools
YouTube with enhanced data protection
Our website uses plugins from the YouTube website. The site is operated by Google Ireland Limited. („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. We use YouTube in advanced privacy mode. According to YouTube, this mode means that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they view the video. However, YouTube’s enhanced privacy mode does not necessarily preclude the sharing of information with YouTube partners. YouTube connects to the Google DoubleClick network whether or not you’re watching a video. When you start a YouTube video on our site, it connects to YouTube’s servers. This will tell the YouTube server which of our pages you’ve visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you will be able to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile on YouTube. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. Furthermore, YouTube can save various cookies on your terminal device after starting a video. YouTube can use these cookies to obtain information about visitors to our website. This information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve usability and prevent fraud. The cookies remain on your device until you delete them.
If necessary, after a YouTube video has been launched, further data processing operations may be performed that we have no control over. YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Further information on data protection at YouTube can be found in their data protection declaration.
PRECIRE Technologies GmbH
Our website also uses the technology of PRECIRE Technologies GmbH. The provider of this technology is PRECIRE GmbH, Charlottenburger Allee 40, 52068 Aachen (hereinafter referred to as „PRECIRE“).
If you use the functionalities of our website, data from you will be transmitted to PRECIRE. The transfer of your data to PRECIRE is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent) and Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (processing to fulfil a contract). You have the possibility to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. A revocation has no effect on the effectiveness of past data processing operations. Details can be found under here.
Google Cloud Speech-to-Text and Google Server
Our website is hosted on a Google server and uses Google Cloud Speech-to-Text to transcribe audio files. Provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland („Google“).
If you use the functionalities of our website, data from you will be transmitted to Google. The transmission of your data to Google is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent) and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (processing to fulfil a contract). You have the possibility to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. A revocation has no effect on the effectiveness of past data processing operations. Details on data processing by Google can be found here.
The contract processing on our website is handled by Billwerk GmbH, Mainzer Landstraße 51, 60329 Frankfurt a. M., Germany. (hereinafter referred to as „Billwerk“). In the case of concluded contracts, the data entered by you will be transmitted to Billwerk. Your data will be transferred to Billwerk on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent) and Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (processing to fulfil a contract). You have the possibility to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. A revocation has no effect on the effectiveness of past data processing operations. Details can be found here.
Lexeffect uses SendGrid to send email directly from the application. Processing steps are communicated. The provider is SendGrid, Inc. 1801 California Street, Suite 500, Denver, Colorado 80202 (hereinafter referred to as SendGrid).
If you use the functionalities of our website, data from you will be transmitted to SendGrid. The transfer of your data to SendGrid is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent) and Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (processing to fulfill a contract). You have the option of withdrawing your consent to data processing at any time. A revocation has no effect on the effectiveness of past data processing operations. Details can be found here
Lexeffect uses Pusher to send notifications. The provider is Pusher Limited, 160 Old Street, London, EC1V 9BW (hereinafter Pusher).
When you use the features of our website, information about you is transferred to Pusher. The transfer of your data to Pusher is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent) and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (processing to fulfill a contract). You have the possibility to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. A revocation has no effect on the effectiveness of past data processing operations. Details can be found here.
7. payment provider
On our website we offer payment by credit card via Wirecard. The provider is Wirecard AG, Einsteinring 35, 85609 Aschheim (hereinafter referred to as „Wirecard“).
If you select payment by credit card, the payment data you enter will be transmitted to Wirecard. Your data will be transmitted to Wirecard on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent) and Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (processing to fulfill a contract). You have the option of withdrawing your consent to data processing at any time. A revocation has no effect on the effectiveness of past data processing operations. Details can be found here.