Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

General information

This cookie policy contains detailed information about what happens to your personal data when you visit our website www.kp-partners.de. Personal data is any data with which you can be personally identified. We strictly adhere to the legal provisions when processing your data, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), and attach great importance to ensuring that your visit to our website is absolutely secure.

Responsible party

Responsible under data protection law for the collection and processing of personal data by storing cookies on this website is:

Kiril Kiryakov
Walter-Gropius-Str. 15
80807 Munich
Germany

E-mail: privacy@kp-partners.de
Phone: +49 89 20312081

Access data (server log files)

When you access our website, we automatically collect and store in so-called server log files access data that your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

– browser type and browser version of your PC

– Operating system used by your PC

– Referrer URL (source/reference from which you came to our website)

– Date and time of the server request

As a rule, it is not possible for us to make any reference to a person, nor is this intended. Such data is processed in accordance with Article 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR to protect our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.

Cookies

In order to make visiting our website more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your terminal device. Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer system.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions that you have requested are stored on the basis of Article 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of our services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies to analyse your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are dealt with separately in this cookie policy.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

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 generally and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

1. Web analysis tools and advertising

1.1 Google Analytics

Our website uses the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”).

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of our website. The information generated by cookies about your use of our website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The IP address transmitted by your browser will not be merged with other Google data. The legal basis for the processing of your data is the consent you have given via the Cookie Consent Tool in accordance with Article 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR.

a) Demographic characteristics with Google Analytics

Our website uses the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data is derived from interest-based advertising by Google as well as from visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics – as shown in the section “Objection to data collection”.

b) Order processing

We have concluded an order data processing contract with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

c) Storage period

Data stored by Google at user and event level that are linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) are anonymised or deleted after 14 months. Details can be found under the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/ 7667196?hl=en

d) Objection to data collection

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

In addition, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookies and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser add-on available under the following link to deactivate Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. If you delete the cookies on your computer, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/ 6004245?hl=en.

Further information on data protection can be found in Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de

1.2 WordPress Stats

Our website uses the WordPress Stats tool to statistically analyse visitor traffic. WordPress Stats is a sub-function of the plugin Jetpack. The provider is Automattic Inc, 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA.

WordPress Stats uses cookies that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is stored on a server in the USA. In the process, user profiles can be created from the processed data, which are only used for analysis purposes and not for advertising purposes. Your IP address is anonymised after processing and before storage. “WordPress Stats cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. For more information, please refer to Automattic’s privacy policy: https://automattic.com/privacy/ and notes on Jetpack cookies: https://jetpack.com/support/ cookies/.

The storage of “WordPress Stats” cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Article 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the anonymised analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both our website and our advertising.

Google Maps

Our website uses the map service Google Maps from the provider Google via an API (Application Programming Interface).

To ensure data protection on our website, Google Maps is deactivated when you first enter our website. A direct connection to Google’s servers is only established when you activate Google Maps yourself (consent in accordance with Article 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). This prevents your data from being transferred to Google when you first enter our website.

After activation, Google Maps will store your IP address. This is then usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. After activating Google Maps, the provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

More information on the handling of user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Contact form

If you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, transmitted data including your contact details will be stored in order to be able to process your enquiry or to be available for follow-up questions. This data will not be passed on without your consent.

The data entered in the contact form is processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Article 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal communication by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Data transmitted via the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or there is no longer any need to store the data. Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

Use and forwarding of data

We will neither sell to third parties nor otherwise market the personal data that you provide to us, e.g. by e-mail (e.g. your name and address or your e-mail address). Your personal data will only be processed for correspondence with you and only for the purpose for which you have provided us with the data. In order to process payments, we pass on your payment data to the credit institution commissioned with the payment. The use of data that is automatically collected when you visit our website is only for the aforementioned purposes. The data will not be used for any other purpose.

We assure you that we will not pass on your personal data to third parties unless we are legally obliged to do so or you have given us your prior consent.

SSL or TLS encryption

Our website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as enquiries that you send to us as the site operator.  You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

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

2. Storage period

Personal data provided to us via our website is only stored until the purpose for which it was entrusted to us has been fulfilled. Insofar as retention periods under commercial and tax law must be observed, the storage period for certain data may be up to 10 years.

3. Data subject rights

With regard to the personal data concerning you, as a data subject, you have the following rights vis-à-vis the data controller in accordance with the statutory provisions:

3.1 Right of withdrawal

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. Insofar as the processing of your data is based on your consent, you have the right to revoke consent to the processing of data, once given, at any time with effect for the future in accordance with Article 7 (3) GDPR. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation. Storage of data for billing and accounting purposes remains unaffected by a revocation.

3.2 Right to information

In accordance with Article 15 of the GDPR, you have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether we are processing personal data relating to you. If such processing is taking place, you have the right to obtain information about your personal data processed by us, the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the intended storage period or the criteria for determining the storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, objection to processing, complaint to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data if it has not been collected from you by us, the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing concerning you, as well as your right to be informed which guarantees exist in accordance with Article 46 GDPR in case of onward transfer of your data to third countries.

3.3 Right to rectification

In accordance with Article 16 of the GDPR, you have the right at any time to demand the immediate correction of any inaccurate personal data relating to you and/or the completion of your incomplete data.

3.4 Right to deletion

You have the right, in accordance with Article 17 GDPR, to request the deletion of your personal data, provided that if one of the following reasons applies:

a) Your personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;

b) You withdraw your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing;

c) You object to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (2) GDPR;

d) The personal data have been processed unlawfully;

e) The erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member State to which we are subject;

f) The personal data has been collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8(1) GDPR;

However, this right does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary:

a) for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information;

b) for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing under Union or Member State law to which we are subject, or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us;

c) for reasons of public interest in the area of public health pursuant to Article 9(2)(h) and (i) and Article 9(3) GDPR;

d) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 (1) GDPR, insofar as the data subject’s right is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the achievement of the purposes of such processing; or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If we have made your personal data public and we are obliged to erase it in accordance with the above, we shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, having regard to the available technology and the cost of implementation, to inform data controllers that process the personal data that you, as the data subject, have requested them to erase all links to your personal data or copies or replications of such personal data.

3.5 Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request the restriction of processing (blocking) of your personal data in accordance with Article 18 GDPR. To do this, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:

a) If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to check this. For the duration of the verification, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

b) If the processing of your personal data has happened / is happening unlawfully, you may request the restriction of data processing instead of erasure.

c) If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or enforce legal claims, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of the erasure.

d) If you have lodged an objection pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR, a balancing of your and our interests must be carried out. As long as it has not yet been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

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

3.6 Right to information

If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing against us, we are obliged to inform all recipients to whom your personal data have been disclosed of this rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. In accordance with Article 19 GDPR, you have the right to be informed of these recipients upon request.

3.7 Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling.

In accordance with Article 22 GDPR, you have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.

This does not apply if the decision

a) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and us,

b) is permissible on the basis of legal provisions of the Union or the Member States to which the controller is subject and these legal provisions contain appropriate measures to protect your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, or

(c) is done with your explicit consent.

However, in the cases referred to in (a) to (c), the decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Article 9 (1) GDPR, unless Article 9(2)(a) or (g) GDPR applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.

In the cases referred to in (a) and (c), we take reasonable steps to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, which include at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the controller, to express your point of view and to contest the decision.

3.8 Right to data portability

If the processing is based on your 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 is carried out with the aid of automated processes, you have the right, pursuant to Article 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format and to transfer it to another controller or to demand that it be transferred to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible.

3.9 Right to object

Insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on the balance of interests pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on this provision. The respective legal basis on which processing is based can be found in this cookie policy. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data concerned unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims (objection under Article 21(1) GDPR).

If your personal data are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for the purpose of direct advertising (objection pursuant to Article 21 (2) GDPR).

You have the possibility, in connection with the use of information society services – notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC – to exercise your right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

3.10 Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority pursuant to Article 77 GDPR

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

The supervisory authority responsible for us is:

Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht
Promenade 18
91522 Ansbach
Postal address: P.O. Box 1349, 91504 Ansbach

Telephone: 0981/180093-0
E-mail: poststelle@lda.bayern.de
Internet: https://www.lda.bayern.de

Validity and amendment of this cookie policy

This cookie policy is valid from 1 March 2023. We reserve the right to change this cookie policy at any time in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations. This may be necessary, for example, to comply with new legislation or to reflect changes to our website or new services on our website. The version available at the time of your visit will apply.

If this cookie policy is changed, we intend to post any changes to our cookie policy on this page so that you are fully informed about what personal data we collect, how we process it and under what circumstances it may be disclosed.

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