Privacy

1. general notes and mandatory information
The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data by which you can be personally identified.

1.1 Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find his contact details in the imprint of this website.

1.2 How do we collect your data?
Your data is collected on the one hand by you providing it to us. This can be, for example, data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

1.3 What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.

1.4 What rights do you have with regard to your data?
You have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to request that this data be corrected, blocked or deleted. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

1.5 Data protection
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration. When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done. We point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

1.6 Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke consent you have already given at any time. For this purpose, an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

1.7 Right of complaint to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of violations of data protection law, the data subject has a right of complaint to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in matters of data protection law is the state data protection commissioner of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found in the following link:
Emerald Advisory GmbH is based in Frankfurt am Main. Consequently, the supervisory authority responsible for us is:
Landesbeauftragter für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit HessenGustav-Stresemann-Ring 1
65189 Wiesbaden
State Commissioner for Data Protection

1.8 Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.

1.9 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 requests that you send to us as site operator. You can recognize 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.

1.10 Information, blocking, deletion
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.

2. Data Protection Officer
Statutory Data Protection OfficerThe official data protection officer of the Ministry of State can be reached at:Ministry of State Baden-Württemberg
Official Data Protection Officer
Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1
65189 Wiesbaden
poststelle@datenschutz.hessen.de

3. Data collection on our website

3.1 Cookies
Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.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 allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions that you have requested (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surfing behavior) are stored, these are treated separately in this privacy policy.

3.2 Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:Browser type and browser versionUsed operating systemReferrer URLHost name of the accessing computerTime of the server requestIP addressThis data is not merged with other data sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

4.0 Cooperation with processors and third parties
If, in the course of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (processors or third parties), transfer it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if a transfer of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, is required pursuant to. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO is necessary for the performance of the contract), you have consented, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).
If we commission third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called "order processing contract", this is done on the basis of Art. 28 DSGVO.

4.1 Transfers to third countries
If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or do so in the context of using third-party services or disclosing, or transferring, data to third parties, this will only be done if it is done to fulfill our (pre-)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, due to a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or allow the processing of data in a third country only if the special requirements of Art. 44 et seq. DSGVO are met. This means that the processing is carried out, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination of a level of data protection that corresponds to the EU (e.g. for the USA through the "Privacy Shield") or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses").

4.2 Integration of third-party services and content
We use content or service offers of third-party providers within our online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO). DSGVO), in order to integrate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as "content").This always requires that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the user, since without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser. The IP address is thus required for the presentation of this content. We endeavor to use only such content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. Third-party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. The "pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and may contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, time of visit and other information about the use of our online offer, as well as be linked to such information from other sources.

4.3 Google Fonts
In our website, we use Google Fonts to display external fonts. This is a service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as "Google". Through the certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield ("EU-US Privacy Shield") https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active Google guarantees that the data protection requirements of the EU are also complied with when processing data in the USA. To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established when our website is accessed. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimization and economic operation of our website. Through the connection to Google established when our internet presence is called up, Google can determine from which website your request has been sent and to which IP address the display of the font is to be transmitted. Google offers information at https://policies.google.com/privacyweitere, in particular on the possibilities of preventing the use of data.

‍4.5 Google
We appreciate the trust you place in us and are aware of our responsibility to protect your data. Therefore, we inform you about what data we collect when you use our products and services, why we collect the data and how we optimize our products and services based on this data. Google's Privacy Policy and Privacy Principles describe how we handle personal data when you use our products and services, including Google Analytics.In Google Analytics, visitor (user) interactions on websites are primarily recorded using our own cookies. Users can disable cookies or delete them individually. More informationIn addition,Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on. If users install and activate it, their data is prevented from being collected by Google Analytics when they visit websites. However, the add-on only disables Google Analytics. If a website or app uses the Google Analytics for Apps SDK or Google Analytics for Firebase SDK, Google Analytics collects an app instance ID. This is a randomly generated number that identifies a single app installation. If a user resets their ad ID on Android or iOS, the app instance ID is also reset.If Google Analytics has been implemented in apps or websites along with other Google advertising products such as Google Ads, additional ad IDs may be collected. Users can disable this feature in the advertising settings and change their settings for this cookie. Other informationGoogleAnalytics also collects IP (Internet Protocol) addresses to ensure the security of the service and to provide website owners with information about which country, region, or city their users are from. This is also referred to as IP location tracking. In Google Analytics, collected IP addresses can be anonymized using so-called IP masks. More information can be found below. However, website owners have access to the IP addresses of their users even if Google Analytics is not used.