Vagedes & Schmid GmbH
Osterfeldstraße 6, 22529 Hamburg
Managing Directors and responsible for the content
Michael Vagedes, Angelika Vagedes and Christiane Schmid
Commercial Register, District Court of Hamburg, HRB 111 423
VAT identification number: DE 267 275 652
§ 1 Limitation in liability
The content of this website has been prepared with the greatest possible care. However, we shall not be held liable for the accuracy, completeness or currency of the content provided. Use of the website content shall be at the user’s own risk. Any articles identified with the author’s name reflect the personal opinion of said author and do not always necessarily reflect our opinion. Mere use of the website does not constitute any contractual relationship whatsoever between the user and ourselves.
§ 2 External links
This website contains links to third-party websites (“external links”). The respective providers shall be responsible for these websites. We explicitly declare that we have no influence whatsoever on the design and content of the inked pages. We distance ourselves explicitly hereby from all content on all linked pages by third parties and in no way accept these opinions as our own. We have no influence whatsoever on the current or future design and content of the linked pages. We are not liable for external content to which we merely provide a link as defined above. Responsibility lies solely with the provider of said content. We advise you to consider carefully what personal data you wish to make available to social networks when using our website. We explicitly inform you that we have no influence on the data collection, data storage, the place or duration of storage, or the use of data by social networks such as Facebook, Xing, Google or YouTube. Instead, these networks will save and exploit the data provided by their users (e.g. personal information, IP addresses, etc.) for commercial purposes in accordance with their regulations on the use of data. Please visit the websites of the social networks to obtain information on how they process data.
§ 3 Copyright and ancillary copyrights
The content published on this website (in particular texts, images, diagrams, information) is subject to German copyright and ancillary copyright law. We or our partners are the rights holders. None of the content mentioned above may be used in any way without explicit permission. This shall apply in particular to any reproduction, editing, translation, storage, processing or rendition of its content in databases or any other electronic media and systems. Copies and downloads are permitted solely for personal, private and non-commercial use. Presentation of this website in external frames is only permitted with written consent. We and all persons named on this website hereby refuse any commercial use or reproduction of our details published as part of our obligation to provide a legal notice, and we explicitly reserve the right to take legal action if unsolicited advertising information is sent, e.g. through spam mails. An exception is only allowed if we have given our written consent beforehand or a business relationship already exists.
The controller as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation is: Vagedes & Schmid GmbH, Osterfeldstr. 6, 22529 Hamburg, Germany.
Our Data Protection Officer can be reached as follows: Data Protection Officer, Vagedes & Schmid GmbH, Osterfeldstr. 6, 22529 Hamburg, Germany.
A. Data protection when using our website
1. Statistical data
If you call up our website, your internet browser will automatically communicate data to our server for technical reasons, and these required data are saved in the log files of our server (performance and required cookies).
The following information may be recorded: the type of browser used and what version of it, the operating system used, the website from which your system has accessed our website (so-called referrer), the sub-sites visited on our website, the date and time when the website was accessed, an Internet Protocol address (IP address), the Internet Service Provider and other similar data and information which serve to avert danger in the event of an attack on our IT systems. Such data are anonymised. It is not possible to match them to a particular person. They will be used solely for statistical purposes. No such data shall be passed on to third parties, either for commercial or non-commercial use.
Any session cookies deployed are deleted as soon as you end your session.
2. Personal details
You can visit our website without providing personal data. Insofar as personal information (such as name, address or email address) is collected on our pages, this shall be provided on a voluntary basis as far as possible. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent. Furthermore, we process personal data only insofar as necessary to enable you to use the services we provide. We only store personal data for the period that is necessary to fulfil the purpose detailed above. The data are then routinely deleted. We adhere to storage periods prescribed by tax and commercial law in this respect. We are entitled in individual cases to submit information with respect to these data if ordered to do so by a competent authority, provided such data is used in criminal investigations, to prevent danger, to satisfy statutory requirements or to enforce rights to intellectual property.
We have taken numerous technical and organisational steps to ensure that the personal data processed through this website are as comprehensively protected as possible. Nevertheless, data transmission via the internet (e.g. incl. communication by email) can be subject to security loopholes by the very nature of things, and cannot be given total protection from access by third parties with the result that no absolute protection can be guaranteed.
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). The company operating the Google Analytics Component is Google Ireland Limited Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and facilitate analysis of your use of the website. Web analysis constitutes the collection and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analysis service also records the website from which a particular person has come to a website (so-called referrer), which pages on the site were accessed or how often and for how long a page was viewed. Web analysis is used primarily to optimise a website.
Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of our website, to create reports about website activities, and to provide additional services in connection with use of the website and the internet. Our justified interest in processing the data also lies in these objectives. The legal basis for using Google Analytics is provided by Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For our web analysis via Google Analytics, we use the suffix “_gat._anonymizeIp”. By means of this suffix, the IP address of your internet connection is truncated and anonymised by Google within member States of the European Union or in other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area whenever our web pages are accessed. Google Analytics is explained in greater detail on the following link: https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.
The IP address transmitted from your browser by Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is, as a rule, transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA.
The cookie setting selected by you will be stored for a period of 3 months. Statistical user and event data collected via Google Analytics will be stored for 14 months.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case you might not be able to use all functionalities of this website to their full extent. In addition, you can prevent the registration of the data created by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) at Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in (opt-out cookie) available on the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to data collection
4. Online presence in social media
We maintain an online presence on social networks and platforms to help us communicate with customers, potential customers and users who are active on them and to inform them about ourselves and our services. We currently use social media plug-ins from Facebook and Xing.
In the process, we use the so-called two-click solution. This means as a general rule that if you visit our website, initially no personal data will be passed on to the plug-in providers. You can recognise the plug-in provider via the branding in the box above their initials or their logo. We offer you the chance to use the button to communicate directly with the plug-in provider. Only if you click on the highlighted field, thereby activating it, will the plug-in provider receive the information that you have called up the relevant website in our online offering. According to Facebook, they will immediately anonymise the IP address on collection.
We draw your attention to the fact that by activating the plug-in, your data as a user may be processed outside of the European Union (in the USA in the case of US providers). This may entail risks for you as a user as it might be harder to enforce your user rights, for example. With regard to US providers certified under the Privacy Shield, we point out that they have undertaken to meet the data protection standards of the EU.
In addition, your data are usually processed by the providers for market research and advertising purposes. For example, user profiles can be created from your user behaviour and your interests derived from them. The user profiles in turn can be used to run ads within and outside platforms which are thought to match your interests, for example. For this purpose, cookies are usually stored on your computers where your user behaviour and interests are saved. Data may also be saved in the user profiles independently of the devices you use (particularly if you are a member of the particular platform and you are logged in).
Your personal data are processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in obtaining effective information from you and establishing good communication with you. If you are asked by the relevant providers to give your consent to the data processing (i.e. to indicate your agreement by ticking a box or clicking on a button), such consent forms the legal basis for the processing.
Please refer to the providers’ links below for a detailed description of the processing concerned and your options to object to it (opt-out).
If you require information or wish to assert your rights as a user, we would point out that here, too, such purposes can be most effectively pursued with the providers. Only the providers have access in each case to users’ data and can intervene accordingly or provide information.
- Facebook (Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland) - Data protection policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/, Opt-out: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads and http://www.youronlinechoices.com, Privacy shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active.
- Xing (XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany) - Data protection policy / opt-out: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.
The terms provided herein inform you explicitly insofar as further special terms apply to individual uses of this website that differ from the items listed above; in these cases the special terms shall apply to the particular individual use in question. Otherwise, please refer to our General Terms and Conditions of Business and their validity.
B. Data protection as part of our business as an agency
In the course of our business, we also comply with data protection provisions with respect to offers, deliveries and/or services. Personal details are processed on our premises on the basis of your consent as the data subject (contractual partner, potential customer, applicant, etc.) or our legitimate interests.
Provided a contractual relationship is to be constituted, structured or amended between us, or you place an enquiry with us, we will process the data you make available in this context as the relevant protagonist to the extent required for the purposes of the contract or your enquiry. This may include details such as name, address and communications data such as telephone numbers, email address or similar information. In advance of a contract — i.e. in the contract preparation phase — it is permitted to process personal details in order to produce quotations, prepare contracts or meet other wishes of the potential customer aimed at concluding a contract.
Our legitimate interests are usually contractual (processing the contract), legal (e.g. enforcement of outstanding claims) or commercial (e.g. avoidance of breaches of contract). Personal data may not be processed on the basis of a legitimate interest if there are reasons to believe in a particular case that sensitive interests of yours as the data subject outweigh the interest in processing the data.
We will contact you during the contract initiation phase or after conclusion of the contract using the details you have provided. We will respect any restrictions imposed by you. The use of such data also covers the support given to the contractual partner if this is in connection with the purpose of the contract.
We store personal data on specially protected servers. Access to such servers is limited to a few specifically authorised and trained persons who are involved in the technical, commercial or editorial management of the servers and in executing the contracts, etc.
In addition, the processing of personal data is only permissible for us if statutory regulations require such processing, make a condition of it or permit it (e.g. obligations of retention and proof under commercial or tax legislation). The nature and scope of the data processed must be necessary for the data processing permissible in law and be based on such legal regulations.
Any particularly sensitive personal data relating to yourself can be processed if you as the data subject have given your explicit consent, this is contractually or legally necessary or essential in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims against the data subject. If the processing of especially sensitive data is planned, the Data Protection Officer must be informed in advance.
Data no longer needed after the expiry of statutory retention periods (see those specified in the Commercial Code and Tax Code, among others) or those relating to business processes (contractual purposes), will be deleted by us in accordance with corresponding concepts
C. Data protection in the event of applications and application procedures
You can submit an application on our website. We collect and process your personal details as an applicant for the purpose of handling the application procedure. The data may also be processed electronically. This is the case, in particular, if you send us your application documentation electronically, e.g. by email. If we conclude a contract of employment with an applicant, we will save the data transmitted for the purpose of processing the employment relationship taking account of statutory regulations. If no contract of employment is concluded with you as an applicant, your application documentation will be automatically deleted six months after the decision to reject your application has been announced unless deletion conflicts with any other of our justified interests. For example, another justified interest in this context could be an obligation to provide evidence in a legal case based on the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).
D. Right of information, right of withdrawal at any time, complaints
Parties concerned have a right of information at all times with regard to data stored about them and to have such details corrected in the event of errors. Data subjects can demand that processing of the data be restricted, that the data provided be transmitted in a machine-readable format or that they be deleted if we have no further use for them.
Parties concerned can at any time withdraw their consent to the processing of their personal details with effect from receipt of such notice and for the future. All we need for this is a correspondingly clear request by post addressed to: Vagedes & Schmid GmbH, Osterfeldstr. 6, 22529 Hamburg, Germany.
Parties concerned can reach our Data Protection Officer at: Vagedes & Schmid Datenschutzbeauftragter, Osterfeldstr. 6, 22529 Hamburg, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A party concerned can at any time direct a complaint to a supervisory authority. The Hamburg Officer for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Klosterwall 6, 20095 Hamburg, is responsible on our behalf.