Privacy Policy

As of: 27.06.2022

We are pleased about your interest in our company. The use of our website is possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wants to make use of special services of our enterprise via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is required and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally request the consent of the person involved.

The processing of personal data, such as name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to us. With this data protection declaration, our company informs the public about the type, scope and purpose of personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights by this data protection declaration.

As the responsible body for this processing, we have implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the utmost protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions might have security vulnerabilities, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

Definitions

The data protection declaration is based on the terms used by the European Directive and Regulation authorities when they issued the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terminology in advance.

In this privacy policy, we use the following terms, among others:

  • a)    Personal data

    Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

  • b) Data subject

    Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller.

  • c)    Processing

    Processing means any operation or set of operations, with or without help, which is performed upon personal data, such as collection, recording, organization, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction.

  • d)    Restriction of processing

    Restriction of processing is the mark of stored personal data with the aim of limiting its future processing.

  • e)    Profiling

    Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to that natural person’s job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or change of location.

  • f) Pseudonymization

    Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separate and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

  • g) Controller or person responsible for processing

    The controller or the responsible person for processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for her/his nomination may be installed under Union or Member State law.

  • h)    Processor

    Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body, which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

  • i)      Recipient

    Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, regardless of whether it is a third party or not. However, public authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigative task under Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients.

  • j)      Third party

    Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.

  • k)    Consent

    Consent is any freely given indication of the data subject wish for the specific case in an informed and unambiguous manner, in the form of a statement or any other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject indicates that he or she consents to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

Name and address of controller

The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions with data protection character is:

IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH

Dieter Künstling & Dr. Martin Schneider

Bornaer Strasse 16

04288 Leipzig

Germany

+49342977140

E-mail: info@iakleipzig.de

231/111/07769

Cookies / SessionStorage / LocalStorage

The Internet pages partly use so-called cookies, LocalStorage and SessionStorage. This serves to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective, and safer. LocalStorage and SessionStorage is a technology with which your browser stores data on your computer or mobile device. Cookies are text files that are placed and stored on a computer system via an Internet browser. You can prevent the use of cookies, LocalStorage and SessionStorage by setting your browser accordingly.

Numerous Internet pages and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters by which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited Internet pages and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the data subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified via the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, more user-friendly services can be provided to the users of this website, which would not be possible without the cookie setting.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized in the sense of the user. Cookies allow us, as already mentioned, to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter his or her access data each time he or she visits the website, because this is handled by the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online store. The online store remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The data subject may prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.

Collection of general data and information

The website collects a series of general data and information with each call-up of the website by a data subject or an automated system. These general data and information are stored in the log files of the server. Collected can be (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) date and time of an access to the website, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed (1) to deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) to optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for them, (3) to ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. Therefore, on one hand, we statistically evaluate these anonymously collected data and information, and on the other hand with the aim of increasing data protection and data security of our enterprise, for ultimately ensuring an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files is stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.

Registration on our website

The data subject is entitled to register on the website of the controller by providing personal data. Personal data that is transmitted to the controller in the process results from the respective input mask used for registration. The personal data entered by the data subject is collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the controller and for own purposes. The controller may arrange for the data to be transferred to one or more processors, for example a parcel service provider, who will also use the personal data exclusively for an internal use attributable to the controller.

By registering on the website of the controller, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the data subject, the date as well as the time of registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that only in this way the misuse of our services can be prevented and, if necessary, this data makes it possible to clarify committed crimes. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary for the protection of the data controller. As a matter of principle, this data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to pass it on or the passing on serves the purpose of criminal prosecution.

The registration of the data subject by voluntarily providing personal data serves the purpose of the controller to offer the data subject content or services which, due to the nature of the matter, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to modify the personal data provided during registration at any time or to have it completely deleted from the data stock of the controller.

The controller shall provide any data subject at any time, upon request, with information about what personal data is stored about the data subject. Furthermore, the controller shall correct or delete personal data at the request or indication of the data subject, if this does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations. The entire staff of the controller shall be available to the data subject as contact persons in this context.

Contact possibility via our website

Based on statutory provisions, the website contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or by using a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be stored automatically. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the controller will be stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. There will be no disclosure of this personal data to third parties.

Comments function in the blog on the website

We offer users the possibility to leave individual comments on individual blog contributions on a blog which is located on the website of the controller. A blog is a portal maintained on a website, usually publicly viewable, in which one or more persons, called bloggers or web bloggers, can post articles, or write down thoughts in so-called blogposts. The blogposts can usually be commented by third parties.

If a data subject leaves a comment on the blog published on this website, in addition to the comments left by the data subject, information on the time of comment entry and the user name (pseudonym) chosen by the data subject will be stored and published. Furthermore, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the data subject is also logged. This storage of the IP address is done for security reasons and in case the data subject violates the rights of third parties by posting a comment or posts illegal content. The storage of this personal data is therefore in the controller’s own interest, so that the controller could exculpate itself, if necessary, in the event of an infringement. There will be no disclosure of this collected personal data to third parties unless such disclosure is required by law or serves the legal defence of the controller.

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Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The controller processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purposes for which they are stored or when provided for by the European Directive and Regulation authority or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is bound.

If the storage purpose ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation authority or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Data subject’s rights

a) Right to confirmation

  • Every data subject has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation authority to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

b) Right to access

  • Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation authority to obtain at any time from the controller, free of charge, information about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European Directive and Regulation authority has granted the data subject access to the following information:

    • the purposes of the processing;
    • the categories of personal data processed
    • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organizations
    • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
    • the existence of a right to obtain rectification or erasure of personal data concerning him or her, or to obtain the restriction of processing by the controller, or a right to object to such processing
    • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
    • if the personal data is not collected from the data subject: any available information about the origin of the data
    • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

    Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information about the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.

    If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to access, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.

c) Right to rectification

  • Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation authority to demand the immediate rectification of any inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data – also by means of a supplementary declaration – taking into account the purposes of processing.

    If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)

  • Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation authority to obtain from the controller the erasure without delay of personal data concerning him or her, where one of the following grounds applies and insofar as the processing is no longer necessary:

    • The personal data was collected or otherwise processed for such purposes where it is no longer necessary.
    • The data subject revokes his or her consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
    • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR.
    • The personal data has been processed unlawfully.
    • The erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is bound.
    • The personal data has been collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Article 8(1) GDPR.

    If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to arrange for the erasure of personal data stored, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. The employee will arrange for the deletion request to be complied with immediately.

    If the personal data has been made public and if our company as the controller is obliged to erase the personal data pursuant to Article 17(1) GDPR, we shall take reasonable measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, to inform other data controllers which process the published personal data that the data subject has requested from those other data controllers the erasure of all links to the personal data or copies or replications of the personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The employee will take the necessary steps in the individual case.

e) Right to restriction of processing

  • Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation authority to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing where one of the following conditions is met:

    • 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, the data subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of the use of the personal data.
    • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs it for the assertion, exercise, or defence of legal claims.
    • The data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

    If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. The employee will arrange the restriction of the processing.

f) Right to data portability

  • Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation authority to receive his or her personal data which has been provided by the data subject to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she also has the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data has been provided, on condition that the processing is based on a consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official power which has been delegated to the controller.

    Furthermore, when exercising the right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) GDPR, the data subject has the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller where technically feasible and it does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other individuals.

    To assert the right to data portability, the data subject may contact us at any time.

g) Right to object

  • Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation authority to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

    We 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 assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

    If we process personal data for the purposes of direct marketing, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data for such marketing. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

    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 for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) GDPR, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

    In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact any employee. The data subject is also free, in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to exercise his or her right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

h) Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling

  • Any data subject concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation authority, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, unless the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is permitted by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and that law contains suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is made with the data subject’s explicit consent.

    If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is made with the data subject’s explicit consent, we will implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, which include at least the right to obtain the data subject’s involvement on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

    If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated decisions, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

i) Right to withdraw consent under data protection law

  • Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation authority, to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

    If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

Legal basis of processing

Article 6(1)(a) GDPR serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract of which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(b) GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which a processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for compliance with tax obligations, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(c) GDPR.
In rare cases, the processing of personal data might become necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor was injured on our premises and as a result his or her name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Article 6(1)(d) GDPR.
Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal grounds are based on this legal foundation if the processing is necessary for the protection of a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are not overridden. Such processing operations are permitted to us because they were specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it is argued that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (Recital 47, Sentence 2 GDPR).

Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, our legitimate interest is the conduct of our business for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

Duration for which the personal data is stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.

Legal or contractual requirements for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide personal data; possible consequences of not providing such data

The provision of personal data is sometimes required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner).

Sometimes, in order to conclude a contract, it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him or her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded.

Before providing personal data by the data subject, he or she must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or by contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and what the consequences of not providing the personal data would be.

Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

General Cookies

Cookies from WordPress

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Matomo (formaly Piwik)

This website uses the web analytics service Matomo (formerly Piwik) to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. The service is used for our login page for the customer portal „AGURS Portal“. With the statistics we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of Matomo is Art. 6 para. 1 f DSGVO.

Cookies are stored on your computer for this evaluation. You can adjust the evaluation by deleting existing cookies and preventing the storage of cookies. If you prevent the storage of cookies, we point out that you may not be able to use this website to the full extent. Preventing the storage of cookies is possible by setting in your browser.

This website uses Matomo with the extension „AnonymizeIP“. As a result, IP addresses are processed shortened, a direct person-relatedness can thus be excluded. The IP address transmitted by Matomo from your browser will not be merged with any other information we collect.

The Matomo program is an open source project. Third-party privacy information is available at https://matomo.org/privacy/

Cookies from Matomo

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