DATA PROTECTION

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Introduction and overview

We have written this data protection declaration (version 20. 08. 2021-121 815 958) in order to explain to you, in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and applicable national laws, which personal data (data in short) we as the controller – and the processors commissioned by us (e. g. providers) – process, will process in the future and what legitimate options you have. The terms used are to be understood as gender-neutral.
In short, we provide you with comprehensive information about the data we process about you.

Privacy statements usually sound very technical and use legal terms. This privacy policy, however, is intended to describe the most important things as simply and transparently as possible. Technical terms are explained in a reader-friendly way, links to further information are provided and graphics are used as far as this is conducive to transparency. We hereby inform you in clear and simple language that we only process personal data in the course of our business activities if there is a corresponding legal basis. This is certainly not possible if one makes as concise, unclear and legal-technical statements as possible, as they are often standard on the Internet when it comes to data protection. I hope you find the following explanations interesting and informative and perhaps there is some information that you did not know before.
If you still have any questions, please contact the responsible authority mentioned below or in the imprint, follow the available links and see further information on third-party sites. Our contact details can of course also be found in the imprint.

Scope

This privacy policy applies to all personal data processed by us in the company and to all personal data processed by companies commissioned by us (processors). By personal data we mean information within the meaning of Art. 4 no. 1 GDPR such as name, email address and postal address of a person. The processing of personal data ensures that we can offer and bill our services and products, whether online or offline. The scope of this privacy policy includes:

  • all online sites (websites, online shops) that we operate

  • Social Media appearances and e-mail communication

  • mobile apps for smartphones and other devices

In short, the data protection declaration applies to all areas in which personal data is processed in a structured manner in the company via the aforementioned channels. Should we enter into legal relations with you outside these channels, we will inform you separately if necessary.

 
Legal basis

In the following data protection declaration, we provide you with transparent information on the legal principles and regulations, i. e. the legal basis of the General Data Protection Regulation, which enable us to process personal data.
With regard to EU law, we refer to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 DES EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016. This EU General Data Protection Regulation is of course available online at EUR-Lex, the access to EU law, at https://eur-lex. europa. eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32 016R0679.

 

We will only process your data if at least one of the following conditions applies:

  1. Consent (Article 6 (1)) lit . a GDPR) : You have given us your consent to process data for a specific purpose. An example would be the storage of your entered data of a contact form.

  2. Treaty (Article 6 (1)) lit . b GDPR) : In order to fulfil a contract or pre-contractual obligations with you, we process your data. For example, if we conclude a sales contract with you, we need personal information in advance.

  3. Legal obligation (Article 6 (1)) lit . c GDPR) : If we are subject to a legal obligation, we process your data. For example, we are legally obliged to keep invoices for accounting purposes. These usually contain personal data.

  4. Legitimate interests (Article 6 (1)) lit . f GDPR) : In the event of legitimate interests that do not restrict your fundamental rights, we reserve the right to process personal data. For example, we need to process certain data in order to operate our website securely and economically efficiently. This processing is therefore a legitimate interest.

 

Other conditions such as the taking of recordings in the public interest and the exercise of official authority as well as the protection of vital interests do not generally apply to us. Where such a legal basis is relevant, it shall be indicated in the appropriate place.

 

In addition to the EU regulation, national laws also apply:

  • In Austria, this is the Federal Act for the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data (Datenschutzgesetz), short DSG.

    In Germany, the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) applies.

 

If other regional or national laws apply, we will inform you in the following sections.

 
Contact details of the person responsible

If you have any questions about data protection, you will find below the contact details of the person or body responsible:

Hard Excess
E-Mail: info@hardexcess.com
Phone: +436506271120
Impressum: https://www.hardexcess.at/impressum

Storage duration

It is a general criterion for us that we only store personal data for as long as it is absolutely necessary to provide our services and products. This means that we delete personal data as soon as the reason for the data processing no longer exists. In some cases, we are legally obliged to store certain data even after the original purpose has ceased to exist, for example for accounting purposes.

If you wish to have your data deleted or revoke your consent to data processing, the data will be deleted as soon as possible and unless there is an obligation to store it.

We will inform you about the specific duration of the respective data processing below, if we have further information.

Rights according to the General Data Protection Regulation

According to Article 13 of the GDPR, you have the following rights in order to ensure fair and transparent processing of data:

 

  • According to Article 15 GDPR, you have a right to information as to whether we process your data. If this is the case, you have the right to receive a copy of the data and to receive the following information:

    • the purpose for which we carry out the processing;

    • the categories, i. e. the types of data that are processed;

    • who receives the data and, if the data are transferred to third countries, how security can be guaranteed;

    • how long the data will be stored;

    • the existence of the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing and the right to object to processing;

    • you can complain to a supervisory authority (see links to these authorities below);

    • the origin of the data, if we did not collect it from you;

    • whether profiling is carried out, i. e. whether data is automatically evaluated in order to arrive at a personal profile of you.

 

  • According to Article 16 GDPR, you have a right to have the data corrected, which means that we have to correct data if you find errors.

  • According to Article 17 GDPR, you have the right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”), which specifically means that you can request the erasure of your data.

  • According to Article 18 of the GDPR, you have the right to restrict processing, which means that we may only store the data and no longer use it.

  • According to Article 19 of the GDPR, you have the right to data portability, which means that we will provide you with your data in a common format upon request.

  • According to Article 21 GDPR, you have a right to object, which entails a change of processing after enforcement.

    • If the processing of your data is based on Article 6 para. e (public interest, exercise of official authority) or Article 6 (1) lit. f (justified interest) based, you can object to the processing. We will then check as soon as possible whether we can legally comply with this objection.

    • If data is used for direct marketing purposes, you can object to this type of data processing at any time. We may no longer use your data for direct marketing.

    • If data is used to conduct profiling, you can object to this type of data processing at any time. We may no longer use your data for profiling.

  • Under Article 22 GDPR, you may have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing (e. g. profiling).

In short: you have rights – do not hesitate to contact the responsible body listed above!

If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or that your data protection rights have been violated in any other way, you can complain to the supervisory authority. This is the data protection authority for Austria, whose website you can find at https://www. dsb. gv. at/. In Germany, there is a data protection officer for each federal state. For further information, please contact the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI). The following local data protection authority is responsible for our company:

Webhosting

Webhosting Summary

  • Affected: Visitors to the website

  • Purpose: professional hosting of the website and security of operation

  • Data processed: IP address, time of website visit, browser used and other data. More details can be found below or at the respective web hosting provider.

  • Storage duration: depending on the provider, but usually 2 weeks

  • Legal basis: Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR (Legitimate Interests)

 

What is Webhosting?

When you visit websites nowadays, certain information – including personal data – is automatically created and stored, including on this website. This data should be processed as sparingly as possible and only with justification. By website we mean the totality of all websites on a domain, i. e. everything from the homepage to the last subpage (like this one). By domain we mean example. de or musterbeispiel. com.

If you want to view a website on a screen, use a program called a web browser. You probably know some web browsers by name: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari.

This web browser must connect to another computer where the code of the website is stored: the web server. Operating a web server is a complex and complex task, which is why it is usually taken over by professional providers, the providers. They offer web hosting and thus ensure reliable and error-free storage of website data.


Personal data may be processed when the browser is connected to your computer (desktop, laptop, smartphone) and during data transmission to and from the web server. On the one hand, your computer stores data, on the other hand, the web server must store data for a period of time to ensure proper operation.

Why do we process personal data?

The purposes of data processing are:

  1. Professional hosting of the website and security of operation

  2. to maintain operational and IT security

  3. Anonymous evaluation of access behavior to improve our offer and, if necessary, to prosecute criminal offences or pursue claims

What data is processed?

Even when you are visiting our website right now, our web server, which is the computer on which this website is stored, usually automatically stores data such as

  • the complete internet address (URL) of the accessed website (e. g. https://www. beispielwebsite. de/beispielunterseite. html?tid=121815958)

  • Browser and browser version (e. g. Chrome 87)

  • the operating system used (e. g. Windows 10)

  • the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL) (e. g. https://www. beispielquellsite. de/vondabinichgekommen. html/)

  • the hostname and IP address of the device from which access is being made (e. g. COMPUTERNAME and 194. 23. 43. 121)

  • Date and time

  • in files, the so-called web server log files

 

How long will data be stored?

 

As a rule, the above data is stored for two weeks and then deleted automatically. We do not share this data, but we cannot exclude the possibility that this data may be accessed by authorities in the event of unlawful conduct.

In short, your visit is logged by our provider (the company that runs our website on special computers (servers)), but we do not share your data without your consent!

Legal basis

The lawfulness of the processing of personal data in the context of web hosting results from Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR (Saving legitimate interests), because the use of professional hosting with a provider is necessary in order to be able to present the company securely and user-friendly on the Internet and to be able to track attacks and claims arising from it if necessary.

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