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Data Privacy Policy

We appreciate your visit to our website. We take the protection of your personal data seriously and want you to feel comfortable visiting our web pages. We attach great importance to protecting your privacy while processing personal data. We process personal data collected during visits to our websites in accordance with the applicable data protection and data security laws.

§1 Controller and scope of application

The responsible body within the meaning of data protection law is:

Christian Grünberger

§2 Contact for data protection issues

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or how your personal data is used, please contact us:


§3 Personal Data

Personal data are individual details about personal or factual situations of a specific or identifiable natural person (data subject). This includes, for example, identification details such as your name or date of birth, address and contact details such as your address, phone number, e-mail address or IP-address. Information with which we cannot (or can only with a disproportionate effort) establish a reference to your person, e.g. by making the information anonymous, is not personal data.

§4 General information on data processing

a) Scope

We only collect and use our users’ personal data if and to the extent needed to provide a functional website as well as our contents and services. We use your personal data to provide the services you need, to answer your questions and to operate and improve our websites and applications.

A further use of your personal data, especially for advertising purposes, does not take place. Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties without your consent, unless we are legally obliged to release data.

b) Legal basis

If we obtain the consent of the data subject to his/her process personal data, Art. 6, Section 1a, of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) shall serve as the legal basis for processing said data. Art. 6, Section 1b, of the GDPR serves as legal basis for processing the personal data required to execute a contract to which the data subject is a party. Article 6, Section 1c, of the GDPR serves as legal basis for processing the personal data required to fulfil a legal obligation of our company.

If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the former interest, Art. 6, Section 1f, of the GDPR shall serve as legal basis for processing.

c) Data deletion and storage time

Your personal data shall be erased or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. However, the data may be stored if provided for by European or national laws or other statutory provisions to which Christian Grünberger is subject. The data shall be blocked or erased at the end of a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards, unless the data needs to be stored further in order to conclude or implement a contract.

d) Purpose of data processing

We only collect and use our users’ personal data if and to the extent needed to provide a functional website as well as our contents and services.

§5 Categories of personal data

The processing of the following categories of personal data is required for the above purposes:

  • Name, e-mail
  • IP-Address
  • Data in contact form and forum

§6 Security measures to protect the data stored by us.

We undertake to protect your privacy and to treat your personal data confidentially. To prevent loss or misuse of the data stored with us, we take extensive technical and organizational security precautions, which are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress. However, we would like to point out that, due to the structure of the Internet, it is possible that the rules of data protection and the above-mentioned security measures are not observed by other persons or institutions not within our sphere of responsibility. In particular, data disclosed in unencrypted form – e.g. if this is done by e-mail – can be read by third parties. We have no technical influence on this. It is the user’s responsibility to protect the data he or she provides against misuse by encrypting it or in any other way.

§7 Individual processing operations

a) Forum

For the purpose of exchange of thoughts, concerns and ideas we collect and process your data on this website. There is no transfer to third parties.

b) Contact forms

For the purpose of data processing, reference is made to this privacy policy in the contact form. Alternatively, you can contact us via the e-mail address provided. In this case, your personal data sent in by e-mail will be stored.

In this context, the data is not disclosed to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation.

The legal basis for processing the data transmitted alongside an e-mail is Art. 6, Section 1a, of the GDPR. We process personal data from the contact form only for the purpose of processing the establishment of contact.

§8 Data subjects’ rights

All data subjects have the following rights in accordance with Articles 15 to 21 of the GDPR – within the legal limits of the EU Member States:

a) Right of access by the data subject

According to Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed by us. If this is the case, you have a right to access this personal data and to further information mentioned in Art. 15 GDPR.

b) Right to rectification

You have the right to rectify and/or complete your personal data if your personal data are incorrect or incomplete. We shall then make the correction or completion without undue delay.

c) Right to erasure

You have the right to demand that we erase personal data relating to you without delay. We are obliged to erase personal data without delay, provided that the relevant requirements of Art. 17 GDPR are met. Because of the details we refer to Art. 17 GDPR.

d) Right to restriction of processing

In accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right, under certain conditions, to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.

e) Right to data portability

Pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data relating to you that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from us, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. Art. 6 para. 1 f GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 b GDPR and the processing is carried out with the aid of automated processes.

f) Right to withdraw consent

Pursuant to Art. 7 GDPR, you have the right to withdraw a given consent at any time and without giving reasons. Please note that a revocation applies exclusively to the future and does not affect the lawfulness of processing carried out in the past.

g) Right of object

According to Art. 21 GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you that is based on Art. 6 para. 1 e or f GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

h) Right to appeal to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular at your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data infringes on the GDPR.

Supervisory authority in Bavaria:

Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht, Promenade 27, 91522 Ansbach