Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy shall apply to the use of the website www.ws-partners.com and www.ws-partners.de (the“Website”).

Responsible Person

Dr. Werner Stüber
Am Pfahltor 5
D-35094 Lahntal
info@ws-partners.com

Fon: +49 6423 9697 14

General

This privacy policy shall inform you on how we collect, process and use (“Use”) personal data in connection with the Website. The data controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) means the “Website” (or “Site”,“we”, “us”,“our”).

Our Site may contain links to and from the websites of our partners. We do not accept any responsibility and / or liability for the correctness and / or contents of such websites. Moreover, such websites have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility and / or liability for these policies. Please inform yourself about these policies and the contents before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Data collection, processing and use

The purpose of our Website is to provide information of our services, network and potential scope of collaboration. It is intended to use the Website without providing any personal data such as e.g. your name, email address, postal address, telephone number and any other information (“Personal Data” as defined in GDPR Art. 4). If you do not provide us directly with Personal Data in another way or actively consent to the Use by us of certain Personal Data, we do not Use your data except for “Server logfiles”, “Emails”, “Cookies” and “Google Web Fonts”.

We do not use any analytical tools to analyse the use of our website.

Server logfiles

Website providers gather and store information automatically in so-called server logfiles, which your browser sends to us automatically. This information includes the IP address, Browser type / browser version, Operating system used, Referrer URL, Host name of the accessing computer, Time of the server enquiry. This data cannot be allocated to a specific person. This data will not be used with other data sources. We use the data for the purpose of enabling the use of the website (connection establishment) and for internal system-related purposes (technical administration, system security). The legal basis for the processing of the data described above (to the extent such data is to be considered Personal Data) is GDPR Art. 6 (1). The legitimate interests to use such data arises from the fact that without such data the Website cannot be accessed. 

Emails

The primary contact to us is via email. If you wish to send us an enquiry via email we will store the information from your enquiry and the contact details you provide on it in order to process your enquiry. There will be no other use of your Personal Data without your written consent. Such data will be used exclusively for the purpose of processing the relevant contact request. In case we do not contact you upon your inquiry it is our policy to erase all inquiries and personal data from our servers. The legal basis for the processing of the data described above is GDPR Art. 6 (1) f (legitimate interests). The legitimate interests to use such data arises from the fact that we can only carry out the action requested by the user (e.g. answering inquiries) by processing the user's data accordingly. If the contact is aimed at the possibility of concluding a business relationship with us, the legal basis for the processing of the data is GDPR Art. 6 (1) b (fulfilment of contract and pre-contractual measures).

Cookies

We use cookies to track usage of the website and further customize your experience when you are visiting the Site. By tracking usage, we can best determine what features of the Site best serve you.

Overall, the use of cookies helps to give you a customized experience at the Site. By the use of cookies, we will know what’s working and what’s not. That information is then used to keep our Site fresh and relevant to you the user. Cookies also allow the personalization of any online services we may provide to you. Cookies enable us to estimate our audience size and usage pattern, to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customize our websites according to your individual interests, to speed up your searches, to recognize you when you return to our websites. What are Cookies? “Cookies” are used to provide you with tailored information from a website by distinguishing you from other users. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer system. This element of data is a piece of text file of letters and number, not a program that we store on your browser or hard drive of your computer if you agree. The Site can only access the information from a cookie sent by the Site. We cannot access other cookies sent by other websites or the information contained therein. Additionally, we cannot learn your email address or any other information about you through the use of a cookie. The only way we would learn such information is if you specifically submit that information to us.

How to decline accepting a Cookie?

You may decline to accept cookies sent by the Site by selecting an option on your browser to reject cookies or you can also use the Cookie panel to make your choice. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access all parts of our site.

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, we use web fonts provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 “Google”). When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield, Google guarantees that it will follow the EU‘s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Handling of Personal Data

All information you provide to us will be handled with high confidentiality. However, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our websites; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access. 

Your rights

You have the right to request information from us at any time about your Personal Data stored by us as per GDPR Art. 15. If the legal requirements are met you may request from us access to and rectification (GDPR Art. 16) or erasure (GDPR Art. 17) or restriction of processing (GDPR Art. 18) concerning your Personal Data or to object the processing of your Personal Data (GDPR Art. 21). 

According to GDPR Art. 19 we will communicate any rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing carried out in accordance with GDPR Art. 16, 17(1) and 18 to each recipient to whom the personal data have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. We will inform you about those recipients if requested.

According to GDPR Art. 20 you have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another party, this will only be done if technically feasible.

According to Art.77 you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes the GDPR Regulations.

If you have given your consent to the use of personal data, you can revoke such consent at any time.

Changes

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We therefore reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time with effect for the future. Accordingly, we recommend that you read this data protection declaration again at regular intervals.