Information according to §5 of the Telemediengesetz
(German Telemedia & Online Service Act – TMG)
The Wittmann Agency
International Rights Agency
06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg
USt.-IdNr. / VAT-Nr. DE279052110
+49 (3491) 695-1243
contact [at] the-wittmann-agency.com
Sabine Münch, Berlin
Concept & Design & Implementation
Claudia Wittmann | The Wittmann Agency, Germany.
Notice on alternative dispute resolution for consumers:
The European Commission provides an online dispute resolution platform, which is available at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/ . We are not legally obliged nor generally committed to participate in the out-of-court dispute resolution procedures before an entity for the resolution of consumer disputes.
Liability for content
The contents of our website have been chosen with great care. We do not, however, give any warranty for the accuracy, completeness and currency of such contents. As a service provider, according to §7, Subsection 1 of the German Teleservices Act we are responsible for our own content of this website in accordance with general legislation. According to §§8 to 10 of the German Teleservices Act, as a service provider, we are not, however, obliged to monitor transferred or stored external information or to research circumstances that may suggest illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information according to general legislation remain unaffected. Liability in this respect is only possible from the point in time where a concrete violation of the law is recognised. On such violations of the law becoming known, we shall immediately remove such contents.
Liability for links
Our website contains links to external internet sites operated by third parties, the content of which is beyond our sphere of influence. We can thus also not give any warranty for the content of these external websites. The provider or operator of these sites is responsible for the content of the linked websites. The linked websites were checked for possible violations of the law at the time these links were established. Illegal contents were not recognizable at the time these links were included on our website. Permanent control of these links without concrete evidence of legal infringement is, however, unreasonable. On violations of the law becoming known, we shall immediately remove such links.
The contents and works on this internet site created by the website operator are subject to German copyright law. Permission to copy, process, disseminate or use these in any form beyond the bounds of the copyright law must be given in writing by the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this website are permitted for private use only and not for commercial use. The copyright of third parties has been observed regarding any contents of this website not created by the operator. In particular, the copyright of third parties has been designated as such. Should you become aware of any infringement of copyright, we would ask you to inform us accordingly. On violations of the law becoming known, we shall immediately remove such contents.
Data Privacy Statement | Data Protection
Thank you for visiting our website. Your privacy is important to us. We take data protection and data security very seriously.
This data privacy statement applies to The Wittmann Agency website in accordance with the legal requirements, especially with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the „GDPR“) coming into force on 25 May 2018 and explains what personal data The Wittmann Agency collects from you, through our interactions with you and through our products and services and when you visit our website, and how we use that data, and for what purpose.
Should personal data be collected on our website, such as your name, address or email address, this shall always be given in as far as possible on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. We would like to point out that data transfer on the internet (such as communication via email) can be subject to flaws in security. It is not possible to provide complete protection for this data from access by third parties. The use of the contact data, published in conjunction with our legal disclosure obligations, by third parties to send advertising material and information not specifically requested is herewith expressly forbidden. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to undertake legal action should unsolicited advertising information be sent via spam emails, for example.
Personal information can be anything that can be used to identify an individual, not limited to but including name, address, telephone number or e-mail address. Information that cannot to be used to identify a person is not personal data.
Purpose of Data Processing
In connection with the use of this website, we process your personal data for the following purposes, among others:
- Provision of services via contact forms
- Conducting personal and anonymous analyses
- Statistical analyses
- To prevent misuse
Data Collection and Data Processing
You can use a large part of our online offer without disclosing your identity. However, if you register for our newsletter, request publication material or use the contact form to contact us, for example, we will request your first and last name, your e-mail address, your mailing address, among others, and depending on the contact form and requested service, additional personal information.
It is up to you whether to submit this data or not. However, without this information, we cannot or not fully process your request in some cases and thus cannot provide you with the requested service.
Cookies and Web Analysis
We use the web analytics software “Google Analytics 4” and analytics provided by „Alfahosting“ in order to analyse and optimise use of our website. For this purpose, cookies will be stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files which are temporarily stored in the browser and which will be deleted when the browser session ends (session cookies). Here, statistic data will only be transmitted to the webserver operated by ourselves in Germany, for instance information on which sub-pages were accessed and how often. Your IP address will be anonymised. The collected data therefore do not allow any conclusions as to your identity as a visitor of our website, and will not be combined with personal data.
You can learn about Alfahosting’s practices by going to https://alfahosting.de/datenschutz/ (Alfahosting GmbH, Edmund-von-Lippmann-Straße 13-1506112 Halle/Saale, Germany). You can learn about Google’s practices by going to https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites/, and exercise the opt-out provided by Google by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
The legal basis is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (pursuit of legitimate interests). The processing of personal data is based on our legitimate interests in analysing the use of the website and optimising our services.
During your visit and use of our website, our web server saves certain log information about this process in a file (log file). Log files contain in particular the following information:
- Opened URLs
- Amount of transferred data
- Internet page the user visited first before visiting the requested page (so called “referrer”)
- HTTP status
We analyse these records only for statistical purposes, to improve the website, for system security reasons (e.g. preventing misuse) and for troubleshooting.
If you send us personal data by E-Mail, such data will be treated confidentially. We will take measures in accordance with state-of-the-art technology in order to protect your data against loss or misuse. However, we would like to point out that E-Mails with unencrypted content may be read by unauthorised third parties. We cannot influence the risks associated with the transmission via E-Mail.
Our website features only image links of social networks, such as Twitter, Pinterest, Xing, YouTube, etc. These “Share” buttons are embedded in disabled form, so that there is no direct contact with the servers of the respective social networks. Only when you click on the “Share” button, will a new window open in which you must log on to the selected social network. The selected page can then be recommended or shared. At no time are data transmitted from our website to the respective operators of the social network without this being initiated by the user.
Links to Third-Party Websites
Our website features so-called hyperlinks to websites of other providers. When activating these links, you will be redirected from our website directly to the third-party website. You will recognise this by the URL change, among others.
We are not responsible for how these providers handle your data on these external websites, since we have no control over how these providers deal with your personal data. Please visit the websites of the respective providers directly for additional information.
When you sign up for our newsletter (in cooperation with service providers CleverReach and MailerLite ) we will send a confirmation link to the email address specified by you. Only after you have enabled this confirmation link will you receive our newsletter (double opt-in).
We only pass data collected in connection with the newsletter registration to third parties insofar as this is technically necessary for sending out the newsletter.
If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time. To do this, simply click on the “unsubscribe” link available in each of our newsletters. Afterwards, you will receive no further newsletters from us.
How to Access & Control Your Personal Data | Information About Your Data
Upon your request, we will happily provide information about whether and what type of your data we have saved or stored. If our stored data should prove to be incorrect and/or outdated in spite of our efforts, we will correct this at your request and without delay. If you wish to have any of your stored data deleted, this will be done at your request in the context of the statutory provisions. You can always choose whether you wish to receive promotional emails, SMS messages, telephone calls and postal mail from The Wittmann Agency. If a deletion is not possible for legal reasons, the data will be blocked/deactivated instead. You can always email to contact [at] the-wittmann-agency.com.
Within the framework of the technical administration of the website, we have implemented technical and measures to protect your data from intentional or accidental manipulation, access by unauthorised third parties, loss, destruction or modification.
Data transfer in this context is only via an SSL connection. We always update our firewall and allow only password-protected access to our databases and applications. We are constantly optimizing this protection in the context of technical progress.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may be associated with security risks. The complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible. It is your responsibility as a user to protect the data sent by you through encryption or protect it from misuse by other means. We recommend sending confidential information only by regular post.
Disclosure of Your Information
As a rule, we do not disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties with the exception of the cases presented here. Deviating hereof, however, we may be required in some cases to disclose your personal information to law enforcement agencies. This is, for example, the case if there is suspicion of a crime or misuse of our website.
Notice to End Users
The Wittmann Agency is not responsible for the privacy and security practices of our customers, which may differ from those set forth in this data privacy statement.
If you use an email address provided by an organization you are affiliated with, such as an employer or school, to access The Wittmann Agency online services, the owner of the domain (e.g. your employer) associated with your email address may: (i) control and administer your The Wittmann Agency online services account and (ii) access and process your data, including the contents of your communications and files.
Changes to This Data Privacy Statement
We will update this data privacy statement when necessary to reflect customer feedback and changes in our products or services or when a new law is coming into effect. When we post changes to this statement, we will revise the “last updated” date at the bottom of the statement. If there are material changes to the statement or in how The Wittmann Agency will use your personal data, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes before they take effect or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to learn how The Wittmann Agency is protecting your information.
How to Contact Us
If you have a technical, privacy, or support question, please email us at contact [at] the-wittmann-agency.com. We will endeavour to respond to questions or concerns within 7 days.
Last Updated: June 2023
Source: eRecht24 (German only) and Kanzlei Lausen Rechtsanwälte, München/Munich, Germany