Privacy Notice

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following information provides a basic overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data refers to all data which allows you to be personally identified. For detailed information on the topic of data protection, please refer to our privacy notice, which you will find below this text.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the collection of data on this website?

The processing of data on this website is performed by the website operator. You will find the operator’s contact information in this website’s legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

For one, your data is collected when you provide it to us. This includes, for example, the data you enter in a contact form.

Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems upon visiting the website. Above all, this includes technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system, or time of the page request). The collection of this data takes place automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website is error-free. Other data may be used to analyze user behavior.

What rights do you have with regard to your data?

You have the right to obtain information on the origin, recipient, and purpose of the personal data stored about you, at any time and at no cost. You also have the right to request the rectification, blocking, or erasure of this data. For inquiries regarding this as well as other questions on the topic of data protection, you can contact us at any time via the address specified in the legal notice. Furthermore, you are also entitled to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

In addition, under certain circumstances, you also have the right to request the restriction of processing of your personal data. For details on this, please refer to the privacy notice under: “Right to restriction of processing.”

2. General and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data extremely seriously. We handle your personal data in strict confidence and in compliance with statutory data protection regulations, as well as according to this privacy notice.

When you use this website, various forms of personal data are collected. Personal data refers to data which allows you to be personally identified. This privacy notice explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this takes place.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. during communications via e-mail) may have security gaps. Absolute protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Information on the controller

The controller for data processing on this website is:

nicos AG
Münsterstr. 111
48155 Münster, Germany
Telephone: +49 251 986 330
E-mail: info@nicos-ag.com

The controller is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, or similar).

Withdrawal of your consent for data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may withdraw consent that was previously given at any time. To do so, sending us an informal message via e-mail shall suffice. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Right to object to data collection in special cases, as well as to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)

When data processing takes place based on Art. 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time due to reasons arising from your special situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. For the respective legal basis on which processing is based, please refer to this privacy notice. When you object, we will no longer process the personal data of yours in question, unless we are able to demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims (objection in accordance with Art. 21(1) GDPR).

If your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing; this also applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct marketing purposes (objection in accordance with Art. 21(2) GDPR).

Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority

In cases of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of their habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement. The right to lodge a complaint shall exist without prejudice to other administrative law or judicial remedy.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we automatically process based on your consent or as part of the fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. If you request direct transmission of the data to another controller, this shall only take place where technically feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries which you send to us, the website operators, this website utilizes SSL and/or TLS encryption. You can identify an encrypted connection by the fact that the address bar of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and a lock symbol appears in your browser’s address bar.

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

Information, blocking, erasure, and rectification

According to prevailing statutory provisions, you have the right to obtain information on the origin, recipient, and purpose of the personal data stored about you, at any time and at no cost, and where applicable, the right to have this data rectified, blocked, or erased. For inquiries regarding this as well as other questions on the topic of personal data, you can contact us at any time via the address specified in the legal notice.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request the restriction of processing of your personal data. For inquiries regarding this, you can contact us at any time via the address specified in the legal notice. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:

If you dispute the correctness of personal data we have stored concerning you, we generally require time to verify this claim. For the duration of the verification process, you have the right to request the restriction of processing of your personal data.
If the processing of your personal data took/is taking place unlawfully, you may request the restriction of processing of the data instead of its deletion.

If we no longer require your personal data, but you require it in order to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims, you have the right to request the restriction of processing of your personal data instead of its deletion.

If you have filed an objection in accordance with Art. 21(1) GDPR, your interests must be weighed against our interests. Until it is determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to request the restriction of processing of your personal data.

Where processing has been restricted, your personal data will, with the exception of storage, only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a member state.

3. Data Protection Officer

Legally required Data Protection Officer

We have appointed a Data Protection Officer for our company.

bc digital GmbH
Nasanin Bahmani
Hötteweg 8
48143 Münster, Germany
Telephone: +49 251 5395 8482
E-mail: nicos@bcdigital.de

4. Data collection on our website

Inquiries via e-mail, telephone, or fax

When you contact us via e-mail, telephone, or fax, we will store and process your inquiry including all the resulting personal data (name, inquiry) for the purposes of processing your concern. We will not disclose this data without your consent.

The processing of this data takes place based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR in cases where your inquiry is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is necessary to perform pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) and/or on our justified interests (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR), as we have a justified interest in the effective processing of inquiries addressed to us.

The data you transmit to us via contact inquiries remains with us until you request its deletion, withdraw your consent for its storage, or the purpose for storing the data no longer exists (e.g. after processing of your inquiry is complete). Mandatory legal regulations—in particular statutory retention periods—remain unaffected.

Contact form

When you send us inquiries via a contact form, we will save your information from the inquiry form including the contact data you have specified in it for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We will not disclose this data without your consent.

The processing of the data entered into the contact form therefore takes place exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). You may withdraw this consent at any time. To do so, sending us an informal message via e-mail shall suffice. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing operations based on consent before its withdrawal.

The data you enter into the contact form remains with us until you request its deletion, withdraw your consent for its storage, or the purpose for storing the data no longer exists (e.g. after processing of your inquiry is complete). Mandatory legal regulations—in particular retention periods—remain unaffected.

5. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website utilizes functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies takes place based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both its web offerings as well as its advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. This means that Google will truncate your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other countries which are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with additional services related to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in their entirety. Furthermore, you can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie regarding 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 plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objection to data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the collection of your data during future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.

For more information on how Google Analytics handles user data, please refer to Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Commissioned data processing

We have signed a contract with Google for commissioned data processing and fully implement the strict regulations of the German data protection authorities for the use of Google Analytics.

Demographics by Google Analytics

This website uses the “Demographics” feature of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be compiled that contain information on the age, gender, and interests of website visitors. This data comes from interest-related advertising from Google as well as from user data from third-party providers. This data cannot be linked to any particular person. You can deactivate this feature at any time via the advertising settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Objection to data collection.”

6. Plugins und tools

Google Maps

This website uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this website has no influence over this data transmission.

The use of Google Maps takes place in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offerings and to make it easier to find the locations specified on our website. This constitutes a justified interest as specified in Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

For more information on how user data is handled, please refer to Google’s privacy policy:https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Liability for links

Our offering contains links to external third-party websites. We have no influence over the content of these websites. We are therefore unable to provide any guarantee for this third-party content. The respective provider or operator of the website is always responsible for the content of the linked pages. The linked pages were reviewed for possible legal violations at the point in time at which they were linked. Illegal content was not identified at that point in time. However, continuous monitoring of the content of the linked pages is not feasible without specific indications of legal violations. Should we become aware of any legal violations, we will remove such links without delay.

Copyright

The content and works created by the website operators are governed by German copyright law. The reproduction, processing, dissemination, and any form of exploitation outside the limits of copyright law require written consent from the respective author and/or creator. Downloads and copies of this website are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. In cases where content on this website was not created by the operator, third-party copyrights were observed. In particular, third-party content is identified as such. If you should nevertheless notice a copyright violation, please inform us. Should we become aware of any legal violations, we will remove such content without delay.

Liability for content

As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on this website under general law according to Section 7(1) TMG (Telemedia Act). However, according to Sections 8 to 10 TMG, we, as a service provider, are not obliged to monitor communicated or stored third-party information or to search for circumstances that might indicate illegal activities. Obligations to remove or block the use of information according to generally applicable laws remain unaffected by this. Any liability in this respect, however, exists only after we have learned of a specific legal violation. Should we become aware of any such legal violations, we will remove the content without delay.