030/53114170 info@vensum.de

Imprint and data protection declaration

Imprint

Information as per Section 5 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG)

VENSUM UG
c/o Volkssolidarität Bundesverband e. V.
Federal Office
Alte Schönhauser Straße 16
10119 Berlin

Commercial register: HRB217581 B
Register court: Charlottenburg District Court

Represented by: Victoria Ulrich, Hesham Kashkari

Contact

Telephone: 030/53114170
E-Mail: info@vensum.de

Tax number

VAT ID number as per Section 27 a of the German VAT Act (UStG): DE339337474

EU Dispute Settlement

The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr.
Our email address can be found in the legal notice above.

Consumer dispute resolution / Universal Arbitration Board

We are not prepared or obliged to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.

Liability for content

As a service provider, we are responsible under Section 7, para.1 of the TMG for our own content on these pages in accordance with the general legal provisions. According to Sections 8 to 10 of the TMG, however, we are not obliged as a service provider to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity.

Obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general laws remain unaffected. However, liability to this effect can only be assumed from such time that we become aware of a specific legal violation. If we become aware of any legal violations, we will remove this content immediately.

Liability for links

Our service contains links to external websites of third parties over whose content we have no influence. As such, we cannot accept any responsibility for their content. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the contents of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of being linked. Illegal contents were not apparent at the time of linking.

However, constant monitoring of the contents of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete indications of a violation of the law. Should we become aware of any legal violations, we will immediately remove these links.

Copyright

The contents and material on these pages created by the site operators are subject to German copyright law. The reproduction, editing, distribution and any kind of utilisation outside the limits of copyright law require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloading and copying these pages is only permitted for private, non-commercial use.

Where the content of this website was not created by the website operator, third-party copyright has been respected. Third-party content has been labelled as such. Nonetheless, if you become aware of any copyright infringement, we request that you provide us with the corresponding information. Should any legal violation come to our attention, we will have such content removed immediately.

Data protection declaration

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data is any data by which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on data protection can be found in our data protection declaration below.

Data collection on this website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

Data is processed on this website by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the section “information on responsible body” in this data protection declaration.

How do we collect your data?

Your data is collected in one way by you giving it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data is collected either automatically by our IT systems or with your consent when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (for example internet browser, operating system or time of page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you visit this website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the website works properly. Other data can be used to analyse how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, recipients, and the purpose of its collection free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request that it be corrected or deleted. If you have given your consent to data processing, you may revoke this consent at any time. You also have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted under certain circumstances. You also have the right to file a complaint with the respective regulatory authorities.

You can contact us at any time if you have any further questions regarding data protection.

2. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

External hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (hosting provider). Personal data collected on this website is stored on the servers of the hosting provider. This may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contractual data, contact details, names, website accesses and other data generated via a website.

The hosting provider is used to fulfil the contract with our potential and existing customers (Article 6 para. 1, lit. b of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR) and for the provision of a safe, fast and efficient online service by a professional provider (Article 6 para. 1, lit. f of the GDPR).

Our hosting provider will only process your data insofar as this is required to fulfil our service obligations and to comply with directives regarding this data.

We use the following hosting provider:

STRATO AG
Pascalstrasse 10
10587 Berlin, Germany

Conclusion of an order processing contract

In order to ensure data protection-compliant processing, we have concluded an order processing contract with our hosting provider.

3. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations as well as this data protection statement

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information includes any data with which you could be personally identified. This data protection statement explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission via the internet (for example, when communicating by email) may involve gaps in security. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Information on responsible body

The data controller for this website is:

Hesham Kashkari
VENSUM UG
c / o Volkssolidarität Bundesverband e. V.
Federal Office
Old Schönhauser Strasse 16
10119 Berlin

Telephone: 030/53114170

Email: info@vensum.de

The data controller is the natural or legal person who, either on their own or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (for example names, email addresses, etc.).

Storage period

Unless a specific storage period is specified in this data protection statement, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for the data processing no longer applies. If you assert a justified request for deletion or revoke consent to data processing, your data will be deleted unless we have other legally permissible  reasons for storing your personal data (for example, retention periods under tax or commercial law). In the latter case, the data will be deleted after these reasons cease to apply.

Note on data transfer to the USA

Tools from companies based in the USA are integrated on our website. When these tools are active, your personal data can be passed on to the US servers of the respective companies. We would like to point out that the USA is not a secure “third country” within the meaning of EU data protection law. US companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you as a data subject being able to take legal action against this. As such, it cannot be ruled out that US authorities (for example, intelligence services) process, evaluate and permanently store your data located on US servers for surveillance purposes. We have no influence over these processing activities.

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing activities are only possible with your explicit consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time. The legality of the data processing performed prior to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in specific cases and to direct marketing (Article 21 of the GDPR)

IF DATA PROCESSING IS BASED ON ARTICLE 6, PARA. 1, LIT. E OR F OF THE GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS SPECIFIC TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH PROCESSING IS BASED CAN BE FOUND IN THIS DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT. IF YOU OBJECT, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA UNLESS WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING WHICH OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR THE PROCESSING IS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT, EXERCISE OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION UNDER ARTICLE 21, PARA. 1 OF THE GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA PERTAINING TO YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH MARKETING. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING INSOFAR AS IT IS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS KIND OF DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 21, PARA. 2 OF THE GDPR).

Right of appeal to the relevant supervisory authority

In the event of breaches of the GDPR, data subjects shall have a right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their usual residence, their place of work or the place of the alleged breach. Your right to appeal exists without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in execution of a contract provided to you or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of data to another data controller, this will only occur if it is technically feasible to do so.

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 enquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, deletion and correction

As part of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to obtain information free of charge about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, the right to correct or delete this data. You can contact us at any time if you have any further questions regarding data protection.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You can contact us at any time to do this. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:

  • If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data held by us, we will usually need time to verify this. You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted during this verification process.
  • If the processing of your personal data happened / happens unlawfully, you can request the restriction of the data processing instead of deletion.
  • If we no longer require your personal data, but you need it to assert, defend or enforce legal claims, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
  • If you have filed an objection pursuant to Article 21 para. 1 of the GDPR, a balance must be made between your interests and ours. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, that data may – apart from being stored – only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.

Objection to advertising emails

The use of contact data published as part of imprint obligations for the purpose of sending advertising and information material that has not been expressly requested is hereby prohibited. The website operators explicitly reserve the right to take legal action against third parties that send unsolicited promotional material, such as spam emails.

4. Data collection on this website

Cookies

Our internet pages use what are known as “cookies”. Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to your device. They are stored either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your device. Session cookies are automatically deleted after your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them yourself or until they are automatically deleted by your web browser.

In some cases, cookies from third-party companies can also be stored on your device when you visit our website (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain third-party services (for example, cookies for processing payment services).

Cookies perform various different functions. Many cookies are necessary for technical reasons, as certain website functions cannot work without them (for example, the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behaviour or to display advertising.

Cookies that are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or to provide certain functions that you have requested (functional cookies, for example for the shopping basket function) or to enhance the website (for example, cookies to measure web audience) are stored on the basis of Article 6 para. 1, lit. f of the GDPR, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the fault-free and optimised provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the cookies concerned are stored exclusively on the basis of this consent (Article 6 para. 1, lit. a of the GDPR). Consent may be revoked at any time.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases (or in general) and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit your ability to use some of the functions of this website.

If cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you about this separately as part of this data protection statement and, if necessary, request your consent.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in what are known as server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of server request
  • IP address

This data will not be combined with data from other sources.

This data is collected on the basis of Article 6 para. 1, lit. f of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in its website being presented and optimised in a fault-free manner – for this purpose, the server log files must be recorded.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details you have provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up enquiries. We will not share this data without your permission.

This data is processed on the basis of Article 6 para. 1, lit. b of the GDPR, insofar as your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective handling of requests addressed to us (Article 6 para. 1, lit. f of the GDPR) or your consent (Article 6 para. 1, lit. a of the GDPR) if this has been requested.

The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (for example, after we have completed processing your enquiry). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

Inquiries by email, phone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your enquiry including all resulting personal data (name, enquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not share this data without your permission.

This data is processed on the basis of Article 6 para. 1, lit. b of the GDPR, insofar as your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective handling of requests addressed to us (Article 6 para. 1, lit. f of the GDPR) or your consent (Article 6 para. 1, lit. a of the GDPR) if this has been requested.

The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (for example, after we have completed processing your request). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.

5. Plugins and tools

Google Web Fonts

This site uses what are known as web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. This enables Google to know that this website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google WebFonts is based on Article 6 para. 1, lit. f of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the uniform presentation of the typeface on its website. If respective consent has been requested (for example, consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Article 6 para. 1, lit. a of the GDPR. Consent may be revoked at any time.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s data protection statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

VENSUM UG
c/o Volkssolidarität Bundesverband e. V.
Federal Office
Alte Schönhauser Straße 16
10119 Berlin