We greatly appreciate your interest in our company. Data privacy is a particularly high priority for the Star Finanz AHOI management team. The Internet pages of Star Finanz AHOI GmbH (referred to hereafter as “Star Finanz AHOI”) can generally be used without providing any personal data. However, if an interested party wishes to make use of our company’s special services via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.
As the party responsible for processing, Star Finanz AHOI has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most comprehensive protection possible for personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmission can fundamentally have security gaps, which means absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every individual concerned is free to convey personal data to us using alternative methods, for example, by telephone.
1. Definition of Terms
1. Personal Data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereafter “data subject”). A natural person deemed identifiable is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
2. Data Subject
A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the party responsible for the processing.
Processing is any operation or set of operations that is performed, with or without the aid of automated methods, in connection with personal data such as collection, recording, organization, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, scanning, utilization, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or some other form of provision, comparison or correlation, restriction, deletion or destruction.
4. Restriction of Processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of saved personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
Profiling is any form of automated processing of personal data that consists of using this personal data to evaluate certain individual aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or movements.
Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is stored separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
7. Responsible Party or Party Responsible for the Processing
The responsible party or party responsible for processing is the natural or legal person, agency, institution or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are prescribed by Union or Member State law, the responsible party or the specific criteria for its designation may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
8. Data Processor
The data processor is a natural or legal person, agency, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the responsible party.
A recipient is a natural or legal person, agency, institution or other body to which the personal data are disclosed, regardless of whether or not it involves a third party. However, agencies that may receive personal data within the context of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.
10. Third Party
A third party is a natural or legal person, agency, institution or other body other than the data subject, the responsible party, the processor and the individuals who, under the direct authority of the responsible party or the data processor, are authorized to process personal data.
Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication by which the data subject signifies, by means of a statement or a clear affirmative action, agreement to the processing of personal data relating to said data subject.
2. Name and Address of the Party Responsible for Processing
The responsible party with regard to the General Data Protection Regulation, additional data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data privacy is:
Star Finanz AHOI GmbH
Grüner Deich 15
D 20097 Hamburg
District Court Hamburg HRA 161517
3. Name and Address of the Data Protection Officer
The data protection officer of the responsible party can be reached by post at the address above.
Fax: +49 40 23728 – 350
Any data subject can contact our data protection officer directly with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection at any time.
4. Collection of General Data and Information
The Star Finanz AHOI website collects a series of general data and information each time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system. These general data and information are stored in the server’s log files. Data that can be collected are the (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (the so-called referrer), (4) the sub-sites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time the website was accessed, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider (ISP) of the accessing system, and (8) other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, Star Finanz AHOI does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the content of our website, (2) optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it and (3) ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website. This collected data and information is anonymized by Star Finanz AHOI and processed in this form for the creation of usage statistics.
5. Contact Methods via the Website
Owing to legal regulations, the Star Finanz AHOI website contains information that enables quick electronic contact with our company as well as direct communication with us, which likewise includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts Star Finanz AHOI by e-mail or a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be automatically saved. Such personal data that is transmitted to Star Finanz AHOI on a voluntary basis will be stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data is not disclosed to third parties.
6. Routine Deletion and Storage of Personal Data
Star Finanz AHOI processes and stores the data subject’s personal data to the extent that is necessary for the duration of our business relationship, which also includes, for example, the initiation and conclusion of a contract. Afterwards the data will be deleted.
In addition, we are subject to various retention and documentation obligations, which result, among other things, from the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the Tax Code (AO). The periods for storage or documentation specified there are two to ten years.
Finally, the storage period is also assessed according to the statutory limitation periods, which, for example, according to §§ 195 ff. of the German Civil Code (BGB), can be up to thirty years, whereas the regular limitation period is three years.
After the period of time elapses, the data is routinely deleted.
7. Rights of the Data Subject
You have the following rights vis-à-vis Star Finanz AHOI with regard to your corresponding personal data:
In connection with the processing of your personal data, you also have a right of appeal to the following supervisory body, which is responsible for us with regard to the protection of personal data:
The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Prof. Dr. Johannes Caspar
Ludwig-Erhard-Straße 22, 7th floor
20095 Hamburg; as of June 5, 2018: 20097 Hamburg
Telephone: (040) 4 28 54 – 40 40
Fax: (040) 4 279 – 11811
2. Right to Information
You have the right to receive information free of charge from Star Finanz AHOI at any time about the personal data stored about you and a copy of this information (Art. 15 of the GDPR).
Furthermore, the data subject has the right to information as to whether or not personal data has been disclosed to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject additionally has the right to receive information about the appropriate safeguards in connection with the disclosure.
If you would like to exercise this right to information, you can contact our data protection officer at any time.
3. Right to Rectification
You have the right to request immediate correction of incorrect personal data that concerns you. You also have the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data—including by means of a supplementary clarification (Art. 16 of the GDPR).
8. c) Right to Deletion (Right to Be Forgotten)
You have the right to ask Star Finanz AHOI to delete your personal data immediately should one of the following reasons apply and as long as processing is not necessary (Art. 17 of the GDPR):
If the personal data has been made public by Star Finanz AHOI and our company, as the responsible party, is obliged to delete the personal data in accordance with Art. 17 Para. 1 of the GDPR, Star Finanz AHOI takes appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other parties responsible for data processing that process the published personal data that you have requested the deletion of all links to your personal data or of copies or replications of your personal data, as long as the processing is not necessary.
2. Right to Restriction of Processing
You have the right to request that Star Finanz AHOI restrict processing if one of the following conditions is met:
3. Right to Data Portability
You have the right to receive the personal data relating to you that is provided by Star Finanz AHOI in a structured, current and machine-readable format (Art. 20 of the GDPR). You also have the right to transfer this data to another responsible party without interference from Star Finanz AHOI, to whom your personal data was provided, given that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR or Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. a of the GDPR or on a contract according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR and the processing is carried out using automated procedures, given that the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or takes place in the exercise of official authority that has been assigned to the responsible party.
Furthermore, when exercising your right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 Para. 1 of the GDPR, you have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly from Star Finanz AHOI to another responsible party, insofar as this is technically feasible and as long as the rights and freedoms of other individuals are not impaired as a consequence.
4. Right to Object
For reasons that may arise from your particular situation, you have the right to object (Art. 21 of the GDPR) at any time to the processing of personal data relating to you that takes place based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. n e or f of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
In the event of such an objection, Star Finanz AHOI will no longer process the personal data unless we can establish compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing is for the purpose of the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims. If Star Finanz AHOI processes personal data in order to conduct direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes to Star Finanz AHOI, then Star Finanz AHOI will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.
You also have the right, for reasons that may arise from your particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data relating to you that is carried out by Star Finanz AHOI for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 Para. 1 of the GDPR unless such processing is necessary to fulfill a task that is in the public interest.
In connection with the use of information society services, you are free to exercise your right to object by means of automated procedures in which technical specifications are used.
5. Automated Decisions in Individual Cases Including Profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing—including profiling—that has legal ramifications on you or that significantly affects you in a similar manner, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract between you and Star Finanz AHOI, (2) is permissible on the basis of legal provisions of the Union or the Member States to which Star Finanz AHOI is subject and these legal provisions contain appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, or (3) takes place with your express consent.
If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract between you and Star Finanz AHOI or (2) takes place with your express consent, Star Finanz AHOI will take appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, including at a minimum the right to obtain the intervention of an individual on the part of Star Finanz AHOI to express your own point of view and to contest the decision.
6. Right to Revoke Data Privacy Law Consent
You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time (Art. 21 of the GDPR).
9. Data Privacy in Applications and in the Application Process
Star Finanz AHOI collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of conducting the application process. The processing can also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits the corresponding application documents electronically—for example, by e-mail or via a web form on the website—to the party responsible for processing. If the party responsible for processing enters into an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of conducting the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the party responsible for processing does not enter into an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after notification of the decision to reject, provided that deletion does not conflict with any other legitimate interests of the party responsible for processing. Another legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a burden of proof in proceedings under the General Act on Equal Treatment (AGG).
Star Finanz AHOI has integrated components from the LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect with existing business contacts and make new business contacts. More than 400 million registered individuals use LinkedIn in more than 200 countries. This makes LinkedIn currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.
Each time you access our website, which is equipped with a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plugin), this component prompts the browser used by the data subject to download a corresponding rendering of the component from LinkedIn. Further information on the LinkedIn plugins can be found at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn receives information about which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting.
If you are logged into LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn recognizes which specific subpage of our website you are visiting each time you access our website and for the entire duration of your stay on our website. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and associated with the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject. If you engage with one of the LinkedIn buttons integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to your personal LinkedIn user account and stores this personal data.
Via the LinkedIn component, LinkedIn always receives information that you have visited our website if you are logged into LinkedIn at the same time as you access our website; this happens regardless of whether or not the LinkedIn component is clicked. If you do not want this information to be disclosed to LinkedIn, you can prevent it by logging out of your LinkedIn account before accessing our website.
Star Finanz AHOI has integrated components from Twitter on this website. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly accessible microblogging service on which users can publish and disseminate so-called tweets (i.e., short messages that are limited to 280 characters). These short messages are available to everyone, including people who are not logged into Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user’s tweets. Additionally, Twitter enables a broad audience to be addressed via hashtags, links or retweets.
Twitter is operated by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Each time you access one of the individual pages of this website that is operated by Star Finanz AHOI and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on your information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Twitter component to download a rendering of the corresponding Twitter component from Twitter. Further information on the Twitter buttons is available at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. As part of this technical process, Twitter receives information about which specific subpage of our website you are visiting. The purpose of integrating the Twitter component is to enable our users to redistribute the content of this website, to make this website better known in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.
If you are logged into Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognizes which specific subpage of our website you are visiting each time you access our website and for the entire duration of your stay on our website. This information is collected by the Twitter component and associated by Twitter with the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If you engage one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted along with this will be assigned to your personal Twitter user account and stored and processed by Twitter.
Twitter always receives information via the Twitter component that you have visited our website if you are logged into Twitter at the same time as you access our website; this happens regardless of whether you click on the Twitter component or not. If you do not want this information to be disclosed to Twitter, you can prevent it by logging out of your Twitter account before accessing our website.
Star Finanz AHOI has integrated components from Twitter on this website. Xing is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect with existing business contacts and make new business contacts. The individual users can create a personal profile of themselves on Xing. For example, companies can create company profiles or publish job offers on Xing.
Xing is operated by XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland.
Each time you access one of the individual pages of this website that is operated by Star Finanz AHOI and on which a Xing component (Xing plugin) has been integrated, the Internet browser on your information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Xing component to download a rendering of the corresponding Xing component from Xing. Further information on the Xing plugins is available at https://dev.xing.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, Xing receives information about which specific subpage of our website you are visiting.
If you are logged into Xing at the same time, Xing recognizes which specific subpage of our website you are visiting each time you access our website and for the entire duration of your stay on our website. This information is collected by the Xing component and associated by Xing with the respective Xing account of the data subject. If you engage with one of the Xing buttons integrated on our website (for example, the “Share” button), Xing assigns this information to your personal Xing user account and stores this personal data.
Via the Xing component, Xing always receives information that you have visited our website if you are logged into Xing at the same time as you access our website; this happens regardless of whether or not you click the Xing component. If you do not want this information to be disclosed to Xing, you can prevent it by logging out of your Xing account before accessing our website.
Star Finanz AHOI has integrated components from YouTube on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to post video clips free of charge and other users to view, rate and comment on them free of charge. YouTube permits the publication of all types of videos, which means that both complete film and television programs but also music videos, trailers or videos made by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal.
YouTube is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
Every time one of the individual pages of our website is accessed on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the Internet browser on your information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a rendering of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information about YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google receive information about which specific subpage of our website you are visiting. If you are logged into YouTube at the same time as you are accessing a subpage that contains a YouTube video, YouTube recognizes which specific subpage of our website you are visiting. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to your respective YouTube account.
Via the YouTube component, YouTube and Google always receive information that you have visited our website if you are logged into YouTube at the same time as you access our website; this happens regardless of whether or not a YouTube video is clicked. If the data subject does not want this information to be disclosed to YouTube and Google, they can prevent it by logging out of their YouTube account before accessing our website.
To use the features of Google Maps it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no control over this transfer of data.
So-called cookies are used on our website. These are data packets that are exchanged between the Star Finanz AHOI website server and the visitor’s browser. These are saved by the devices used (PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when visiting the website. In this respect, cookies cannot cause any damage to the devices used. In particular, they do not contain any viruses or other malware. Information is stored in the cookies that arises in the context of the specific device used. Under no circumstances can Star Finanz AHOI gain direct knowledge of the identity of the visitor to the website.
Cookies are generally accepted according to the basic browser settings. The browser settings can be configured in such a way that cookies are either not accepted on the devices used or that a particular message is displayed before a new cookie is created. It should be noted, however, that disabling cookies may mean that not all functions of the website can be used in the best possible way.
Temporary cookies are used to improve user friendliness. They are stored on the visitor’s device for a temporary period of time. When the website is visited again, it is automatically recognized that the visitor has already accessed the page at an earlier point in time and which entries and settings have been made so that they do not have to be repeated.
Cookies are also used to analyze visits to the website for statistical purposes and to improve the offerings. These cookies make it possible to automatically recognize that, when the website is revisited, the visitor has already previously accessed the website. The cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time.
The data processed using cookies are justified by the aforementioned purposes of safeguarding the legitimate interests of Star Finanz AHOI according to Art. 6 Para. 1 Cl. 1 lit. F of the GDPR.
The hosting services we have utilized serve to provide the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services as well as technical maintenance services that we use for the purpose of operating this online offering.
In this capacity, we or our hosting provider process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta- and communication data from customers, interested parties and visitors to this online offering based on our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provisioning of this online offering in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR in conjunction with Art. 28 of the GDPR (conclusion of an order processing contract).
17. Google Fonts
18. Tracking, Analysis Services for Websites
We use the website analysis service Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”), on our website. The legal basis for using the analytical tools is Art. 6 Para. 1 Cl. 1 lit. f of the GDPR.
Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be evaluated. Cookies help us to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our website as well as to make our offerings as convenient and efficient as possible for you. The information generated via the cookie about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for Star Finanz AHOI and to provide other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also disclose this information to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. In order to offer you the best possible data protection, on this website we make use of the option to shorten the IP addresses sent to Google. In doing so, Google Analytics only stores part of the IP address and uses it for geographic reports. Under no circumstances will Google associate the stored part of your IP address with other Google data.
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on the following link: Disable Google Analytics. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website.
By using this website, you consent to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner described above and for the purpose stated above.
Retargeting is interest-based advertising. As part of this, visitors to a website are marked and then solicited again on other websites using targeted advertising. For this purpose, Google uses stored cookies based on a user’s previous website visits.
It is also possible to make use of our offerings without cookies. You can prevent the installation of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly. You can also delete cookies from your PC’s hard drive at any time. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.
We would like to point out that some of the data that is collected for Google Analytics metrics is processed in the USA and that, in the opinion of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), there is no adequate level of data protection in the USA. Furthermore, the legal protection options that the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights is supposed to guarantee EU citizens are severely limited in the USA. In particular, there is a risk that your data may be processed by US authorities for control and monitoring purposes, possibly even without the possibility of redress. For this reason, we also obtain from you your consent to third-country processing within the meaning of Art. 49 Para. 1 lit. a) of the GDPR.
19. Legal Basis of Processing
For our company, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations by which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a contract to which you are a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or return services, the processing is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example, in the event of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation that requires the processing of personal data, for example, to fulfill tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c of the GDPR. In rare cases, it may be necessary to process personal data in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were injured and their name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be disclosed to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In this case, the processing would be based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. d of the GDPR. Finally, we base certain processing operations on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases rest on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not take precedence.
20. Legitimate Interests in Processing That Takes Place by the Party Responsible or a Third Party
If the processing of personal data is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR, our legitimate interest is in conducting our business operations to benefit the welfare of all of our employees and our shareholders.
21. Legal or Contractual Provisions Regarding the Provision of Personal Data; Requirement for Finalizing a Contract; Obligation of the Data Subject to Provide Personal Data; Possible Consequences of Failure to Provide
We would further like to inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g., tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g., details about the contractual partner). In order to finalize a contract, it may sometimes be necessary for you to provide us with personal data that we subsequently have to process. For example, you are obliged to provide us with personal data when our company finalizes a contract with you. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract with you could not be finalized.
22. Existence of Automated Decision-Making
As a company that values accountability, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.
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