Publisher and responsible person for the content, conception, design and programming of this website:
DeFrEnT Sprache und Text Christopher Köbel
Christopher Köbel, M.A.
EU VAT-ID: DE 278 158 380
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Phone: (+49) 6404 - 5 05 90 53
Fax: (+49) 321 - 2 14 27 825
Please note that the following texts are informational translations only and that, in case of deviations, the original German version will always take precedence.
1. Liability for Content
Pursuant to sec. 7, paragraph 1 TMG (“Telemediengesetz”), we are the responsible “service provider” for our own contents on these web pages and responsible according to applicable law in Germany. However, pursuant to sections 8 to 10 TMG, we are not obligated to monitor any third-party information transmitted to us or stored by us, or to investigate circumstances that might indicate illegal activity.
Our obligation to block or remove information in compliance with applicable law remain unaffected. In this regard, our responsibility only starts from the moment we take notice of a specific violation of the law. We will immediately remove such content upon being notified of an infringement of intellectual rights.
2. Liability for Links
Our online offer contains links to external websites operated by third parties, over whose contents we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot take responsibility for these foreign contents. The responsible party for the content of linked sites is always the respective provider or operator of those sites. However, all linked pages have been checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. At this time, we did not recognise any illegal content.
A permanent control of linked contents without concrete evidence of a violation of the law would be unreasonable. We will immediately remove any such content upon being notified of an infringement of intellectual rights.
3. Author’s rights (Copyright / Moral Rights)
All content and works created by DeFrEnT and offered on this website are subject to German copyright [Urheberrecht, lit. “author’s rights” = moral rights + copyright; however, ownership can not be transferred according to German law, only exploitation licenses]. The reproduction, editing, distribution and any kind of exploitation outside the limits of German copyright law require the express written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of these pages are only permitted for private, non-commercial use.
Insofar as the contents on thes pages have not been created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected. In particular, third-party content is marked as such. Should you still become aware of a copyright violation, please notify us so we can rectify this immediately. We will immediately remove any such content upon being notified of an infringement of intellectual rights.
4. Legal validity of this disclaimer
This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet offer referring to this page. If parts or individual formulations of this text do not, no longer or not completely correspond to current law, the remaining parts of this document remain unaffected in their content and validity.
1. General and Legal Information
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via web forms or in email or messenger communication) may be subject to security breaches. There is no complete security - neither offline, nor online. However, we will do everything withing the scope of our abilities to enable a secure communication between us, e.g. by delivering our web site via HTTPS, or by giving you the opportunity to encrypt our e-mail communication using S/MIME or PGP.
2. Data Controller
The “data controller” is the natural or legal person who - on his own or together with third parties - decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g., names, email addresses, …). The party responsible for processing data on this website, its “data controller”, is:
DeFrEnT Sprache und Text Christopher Köbel
Mr Christopher Köbel
63654 Büdingen (Germany)
Telephone: +49 6042 5849059
3. What personal data do we collect?
Generally speaking, certain information is automatically logged when using the internet, as servers will use this data to correctly deliver content to you. The so-called “server log files” will therefore store your IP address, the time of the request, the requested page, the referring page, as well as your browser and operating system. Your IP address is deemed “personal data” by applicable law.
In addition, we collect, process and store data you provide us with, for example by using a web form or when sending us an e-mail. We will use this data to process your enquiry or order.
4. What rights do I have?
You have the right to request, at any time and at no charge, information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
If there has been a breach of data protection law, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authority. The competent authority for issues with DeFrEnT C. Köbel is:
Der Hessische Datenschutzbeauftragte
Prof. Dr. Michael Ronellenfitsch
Tel.: +49 611 1408-0
5. Revocation of your consent to data processing
In compliance with GDPR, data processing is in many cases only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
6. Right to data portability
You have the right to have delivered to yourself or to a third party all data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require a direct transfer of data to another data controller, this will only be done to the extent that this is technically feasible and reasonable.
7. Data collection on our website
a. Server log files
Our webspace provider automatically logs the following information that is transmitted by your browser with every request and stores these data in its “server log files”: Browser and browser version, operating system used, referrer URL, host name of the accessing computer, date and time of the request, IP address.
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
b. Technical Cookies
Our website uses so-called “cookies”, small text files that are stored by your browser on the hard disk. These files allow us to provide a user-friendly, effective and safe online offer. Cookies can do no harm or carry computer viruses.
The cookies used by us are all “technical” cookies that allow users to log into our web services (“session cookies”) or that allow visitors to set their preferred language; these cookies will persist until you delete them or until they expire after a specified period of time. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser upon your next visit of our site.
You can configure your browser to inform you when a cookie is set, so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject the cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Cookies that are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as language preferences) are stored pursuant to sec. 6 paragraph 1, letter f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest storing cookies to ensure an optimised service provided free of technical errors.
c. Tracking or Advertising Cookies
As a matter of principle, DeFrEnT uses no cookies to analyse your surfing behaviour (“tracking”) or for advertising purposes.
a. Encryption on DeFrEnT Websites
All our websites are encrypted using SSL or TLS during transport. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the lock icon next to the address bar in your browser and by the prefix “https://” (instead of “http://”) in front of the internet address. Data exchanged with working transport encryption can not be read by third parties on its way across the internet.
Insofar as your data are stored on our provider’s server, they will be stored in an encrypted form where possible. In particular, this applies to the encryption of contact information and calendar entries that DeFrEnT synchronises across PC, laptop and smartphone by using a self-operated NextCloud solution instead of the US-based cloud solutions (e.g. from Microsoft or Google) pre-installed on most devices. In doing so, we contribute significantly to the security of your personal data.
b. E-Mail Encryption
Communication between our e-mail program and our provider's mail server is encrypted during transport via SSL/TLS. However, it is known that communication between global mail servers is not completely encrypted and that third parties will be able to read unencrypted content on each intermediate server. End-to-end encryption via PGP or S/MIME is the only effective means of protection; without end-to-end encryption, non-disclosure agreements are mostly meaningless paper exercises.
To exchange end-to-end encrypted e-mails with DeFrEnT, you will need our public S/MIME key or our public PGP key as well as your own key pair, depending on your method of choice. To enable us to send you encrypted e-mails, you can either upload your own public key to a server or send us a signed e-mail. For PGP, it is best practice to verify a newly received key via another communication channel (by phone, personally, direct message on social media network, postal service, ...); for S/MIME, the authority issuing the certificate vouches for the identity and authenticity. Please read your mail client's help or one of the many web sources for how to properly configure it for encryption.
9. Registration / Login
DeFrEnT can set up user credentials for certain areas of our website on your behalf, for example, to ensure that project data is encrypted during delivery. We will only process the data based on your consent per sec. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. We will continue to store the collected data for as long as our client relation persists and delete them afterwards. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
10. Contact Form
Should you use our website’s contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your enquiry and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter on the application form exclusively with your consent as per Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will retain the data you provide on the form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or until the purpose for its storage no longer persists (e.g., after your membership has ended). Any mandatory legal provisions, especially those regarding statutory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
11. CMS, Plug-Ins and Tools
For our web pages, DeFrEnT uses, amongst other things, content management systems (CMS), as well as plug-ins and tools from third parties (“software”). To our knowledge, no software we use transfers your personal data to the provider of the Software or to third parties with the settings we have selected. Should you notice any such behaviour, we kindly ask you to inform us immediately so that we can modify the software or replace it by a data protection compliant alternative.
12. Social Media
The buttons of social media networks such as Facebook, XING or Google+ transfer personal data already upon page load; often, to servers within the US, where the more stringent European General Data Protection Regulation does not apply. German Data Protection Officers have therefore complained that users lose control over their personal data and that it can not be controlled how these companies are using the data.
DeFrEnT thus provides you with Social Bookmarking icons with a so-called “2-click solution”: Initially, the social media buttons are only harmless images. Clicking on them opens a new page, where you can recommend DeFrEnT to your friends and colleagues - and you will only be connected to your chosen social network on this newly opened page.
By the first click, you thus consent to transfer your personal data to the social media network, regardless of whether or not you chose to recommend DeFrEnT afterwards! Amongst other data, the following information can be transferred: Web address (URL), network identifier (IP), information on your browser and operating system and any data stored in cookies set by the social network or its partners.