Legal Notes

Privacy

We are glad that you are interested in using our web service. The protection of personal data is our first priority. Below you find information about the processing of your personal data and your rights within the use of our web service.

Protection of your personal data

  1. 1. Controller

    The controller responsible for the data processing is:

    VDMA e. V.
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
    Tel.: + 49 69 6603-0
    E-Mail: datenschutz@vdma.org

  2. 2. Data protection officer

    You can contact our data protection officer as follows:

    Scheja und Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB
    Adenauerallee 136
    53113 Bonn
    Tel.: +49 228 227 226-0
    E-Mail: info@scheja-partner.de
    https://www.scheja-partner.de/kontakt/kontakt.html

  3. 3. Rights of the data subject

    As data subject you have the following rights in accordance to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as far as the respective legal requirements are met:

    Access: You have the right to obtain information about your personal data processed by us.

    Rectification: You can obtain the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you. Furthermore you can obtain the completion of incomplete personal data.

    Erasure: In specific cases you can obtain the erasure of your personal data.

    Restriction of processing: In specific cases you can obtain restriction of processing of your personal data.

    Data portability: If you provided data to us based on a contract or your consent you can demand that you receive the provided data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or that we transmit the data directly to another controller.

  4. Right to object

    Individual right to object

    You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point (e) or (f) of Art. 6 sec. 1, including profiling based on those provisions. We will then no longer process the personal data for those purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

    Right to object to processing for direct marketing purposes

    In some cases we process your data for direct marketing. You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for those purposes at any time. This applies to profiling as far as it is associated with such direct marketing. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will not be processed for those purposes any longer.

  5. Withdrawal of consent: If you gave your consent to the processing of your personal data you can withdraw your consent at any time with future effect. The lawfulness of the processing of your personal data until your withdrawal will not be affected. In addition to the options stated under ‘enforcement of your rights’ you can explain your withdrawal according to the respective information concerning ‘exercising the right to object’ in the section ‘Services & Cookies’.

    Enforcements of your rights: To exercise the aforementioned rights please contact datenschutz@vdma.org or by post to the address stated under number 1. When doing so please make sure an unambiguous identification of yourself is possible.

    Right of appeal: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority, particularly one in the member state of your habitual residence, work place or the place of the suspected violation, if you are of the view that the processing of your personal data is unlawful.

  6. Withdrawal of consent: If you gave your consent to the processing of your personal data you can withdraw your consent at any time with future effect. The lawfulness of the processing of your personal data until your withdrawal will not be affected. In addition to the options stated under ‘enforcement of your rights’ you can explain your withdrawal according to the respective information concerning ‘exercising the right to object’ in the section ‘Services & Cookies’.
     
    Enforcements of your rights: To exercise the aforementioned rights please contact datenschutz@vdma.org or by post to the address stated under number 1. When doing so please make sure an unambiguous identification of yourself is possible.
     
    Right of appeal: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority, particularly one in the member state of your habitual residence, work place or the place of the suspected violation, if you are of the view that the processing of your personal data is unlawful.
     
    4. Details on services, cookies & co.
     
    4.1 Our own service

    Logfiles
    Data categories
    Accessed URL, IP address, Date and time of access, amount of transferred data, website where the user came from (‘referrer’), websites accessed by the user’s system from our website, http-status, information about the browser type and the used version, operating system, internet service provider
     
    Purpose(s)
    Statistical evaluations, optimizing the website, system security (fraud prevention), error diagnosis
     
    Legal basis
    Article 6 section 1 b) and f) GDPR
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    See purposes
     
    Recipients or categories of recipients
    Hosting provider, internal departments, external service provider for technical support government agencies on demand
     
    Third country transfer: Adequacy decision (yes/no):
    No
     
    Safeguards and access possibilities to those:
     
    Storage periods or criteria for their determination:
    7 days after creation
     
    Duty to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide:
    No duty to provide, automatic collection by accessing the service
     
    Exercising the right to object:
     
    Data sources:
    Direct collection when accessing website/service
     
    Contact form
    Data categories
    Name of the contacting person, postal address, phone number, e-Mail address, content of the message
     
    Purpose(s)
    Receipt and handling of requests, complaints and other feedback
     
    Legal basis
    Article 6 section 1 b) and f) GDPR
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    See purposes
     
    Recipients or categories of recipients
    Hosting provider, internal departments, government agencies on demand
     
    Third country transfer: Adequacy decision (yes/no)
    No
  7.  
    Safeguards and access possibilities to those:
    Standard data protection clauses Art. 46 sec. 2 GDPR, copies to be retrieved from contact stated in number 1
     
    Storage periods or criteria for their determination
    After handling the request
     
    Duty to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide
    Mandatory details in the contact form marked with ‘*’, other information is not mandatory but serves faster handling of the request
     
    Exercising the right to object
     
    Data sources
    Direct collection in the contact form
     
    Newsletter registration
    Data categories
    Name of recipient, title, E-Mail address, date and time of registration
     
    Purpose(s)
    Sending out newsletters for customers
     
    Legal basis
    Article 6 section 1 a) GDPR
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    See purposes
     
    Recipients or categories of recipients
    internal departments especially marketing, hosting provider, processor for sending out newsletters, government agencies on demand
     
    Third country transfer: Adequacy decision (yes/no)
    No
     
    Safeguards and access possibilities to those
     
    Storage periods or criteria for their determination
    After newsletter cancellation
     
    Duty to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide
    No duty to provide
     
    Exercising the right to object
    Cancellation link in every newsletter
     
    Data sources
    Direct collection in the newsletter registration form
     
    Commenting
    Data categories
    Name of pseudonym, content of comment
     
    Purpose(s)
    Allowing commenting on website content
     
    Legal basis
    Article 6 section 1 f) GDPR
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    See purposes
     
    Recipients or categories of recipients
    Hosting provider, internal departments especially customer service
     
    Third country transfer: Adequacy decision (yes/no)
    No
     
    Safeguards and access possibilities to those
    Standard data protection clauses Art. 46 sec. 2 GDPR, copies to be retrieved from contact stated in number 1
     
    Storage periods or criteria for their determination
    After deletion of the article that could be commented on, also possible deletion of illegal content
     
    Duty to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide
    Exercising the right to object
     
    Data sources
    Direct collection in commenting form
     
    4.2 Integration of third party services

    We use third party services to enable you to use their functions, services and features. These integrated services are designed and provided by the respective third party. Therefore we have no influence on the design, contents and function of those services or the processing of personal data by the provider. Please obtain further information directly from the providers of those integrated services.
     
    Google Analytics
    Provider/recipient
    Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
     
    Purpose(s)
    Legal basis
    Article 6 section 1 b) and f) GDPR
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    Improvement of the platform and the content offered
     
    The provider’s data protection notice
    - Google Privacy Policy (https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/index.html)
    - Protection and security of your data (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de) - Browser add-on for disabling Google Analytics (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de)
     
    Further information
     
    Google Maps
    Provider/recipient
    Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
     
    Purpose(s)
    Providing map service Google Maps
     
    Legal basis
    Article 6 section 1 b) and f) GDPR
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    Providing the Google map service
     
    The provider’s data protection notice
    https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/index.html
     
    Further information
    To prevent a connection to Google Maps, java script can be deactivated in the browser settings
     
    Facebook Social Plugin
    Provider/recipient
    Facebook, Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
     
    Purpose(s)
    Communication with Facebook profile
     
    Legal basis
    Article 6 section 1 f) GDPR
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    Allowing communication via Facebook profile
     
    The provider’s data protection notice
    https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
     
    Further information
    We use the Shariff-solution, the browser only establishes a direct connection to Facebook after clicking on the Facebook button
     
    YouTube-Videos
    Provider/recipient
    YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (vertreten durch Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA)
     
    Purpose(s)
    Display of YouTube videos
     
    Legal basis
    Article 6 section 1 f) GDPR
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    Allowing the viewing of YouTube videos
     
    The provider’s data protection notice
    https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de
     
    Further information
    Integration uses the ‘extended data protection mode’ of YouTube
     
    On-Demand- and Lifestream-Videos
    Provider/recipient
    Linda und Sören Steinmann GbR - Video-Stream-Hosting, Am Sennehügel 20, 32052 Herford
     
    Purpose(s)
    Allowing the viewing of videos
     
  8. Legal basis
    Article 6 section 1 f) GDPR
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    Allowing the viewing of videos
     
    The provider’s data protection notice
    Privacy Policy
     
    Further information
  9.  
    4.3 Cookies
  10. On our website we use cookies to provide an extensive range of functions, make the usage more comfortable and optimize our offers. Cookies are small text files generated by a web server und stored on your computer during the online visit by your web browser.
     
    We use so-called ‚session cookies‘ which are automatically deleted after upon completion of your browser session.
     
    Furthermore we use persistent cookies which are mostly used to provide permanently recurring settings to you as a website visitor. This enables us to modify our website individually in accordance to your preferences. Persistent cookies also enable us to analyze our visitor’s usage behavior though only within the scope of validity.
     
    In addition to that, further cookies might be used in connection with the integration of specific services by the providers of those services (so-called „Third Party Cookies“)).
     
    If you do not want cookies to be used you can prevent the storage of cookies on your device with respective configurations of your internet browser. Please bear in mind that the functionality and the range und functions could be restricted by that. Furthermore we will only use specific cookies with your previous consent. Also you can make use of your right to object when it comes to specific cookies. Detailed information about type, scope, purposes, legal bases and options to object to the processing in the context of those cookies you can find in the following tables.
     
    4.3.1 First Party Cookies

    COMPANY_ID
    Data categories
     
    Purpose(s)
     
    Legal basis
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    Recipients or categories of recipients
     
    Third country transfer: Adequacy decision (yes/no)
     
    Safeguards and access possibilities to those
     
    Cookie validity/storage period
     
    Duty to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide
     
    Exercising the right to object
     
    Data sources
     
    ID
    Data categories
     
    Purpose(s)
     
    Legal basis
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    Recipients or categories of recipients
     
    Third country transfer: Adequacy decision (yes/no)
     
    Safeguards and access possibilities to those
     
    Cookie validity/storage period
     
    Duty to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide
     
    Exercising the right to object
     
    Data sources
     
    JSESSIONID
    Data categories
     
    Purpose(s)
     
    Legal basis
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    Recipients or categories of recipients
     
    Third country transfer: Adequacy decision (yes/no)
     
    Safeguards and access possibilities to those
     
    Cookie validity/storage period
     
    Duty to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide
     
    Exercising the right to object
     
    Data sources
     
    LOGIN
    Data categories
     
    Purpose(s)
     
    Legal basis
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    Recipients or categories of recipients
     
    Third country transfer: Adequacy decision (yes/no)
     
    Safeguards and access possibilities to those
     
    Cookie validity/storage period
     
    Duty to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide
     
    Exercising the right to object
     
    Data sources
     
    PASSWORD
    Data categories
     
    Purpose(s)
     
    Legal basis
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    Recipients or categories of recipients
     
    Third country transfer: Adequacy decision (yes/no)
     
    Safeguards and access possibilities to those
     
    Cookie validity/storage period
     
    Duty to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide
     
    Exercising the right to object
     
    Data sources
     
    REMEBER_ME
    Data categories
     
    Purpose(s)
     
    Legal basis
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    Recipients or categories of recipients
     
    Third country transfer: Adequacy decision (yes/no)
     
    Safeguards and access possibilities to those
     
    Cookie validity/storage period
     
    Duty to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide
     
    Exercising the right to object
     
    Data sources
     
    SCREEN_NAME
    Data categories
     
    Purpose(s)
     
    Legal basis
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    Recipients or categories of recipients
     
    Third country transfer: Adequacy decision (yes/no)
     
    Safeguards and access possibilities to those
     
    Cookie validity/storage period
     
    Duty to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide
     
    Exercising the right to object
     
    Data sources
     
    USER_UUID
    Data categories
     
    Purpose(s)
     
    Legal basis
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    Recipients or categories of recipients
     
    Third country transfer: Adequacy decision (yes/no)
     
    Safeguards and access possibilities to those
     
    Cookie validity/storage period
     
    Duty to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide
     
    Exercising the right to object
     
    Data sources
     
    lfrlogin
    Data categories
     
    Purpose(s)
     
    Legal basis
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    Recipients or categories of recipients
     
    Third country transfer: Adequacy decision (yes/no)
     
    Safeguards and access possibilities to those
     
    Cookie validity/storage period
     
    Duty to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide
     
    Exercising the right to object
     
    Data sources
     
    COOKIE_SUPPORT
    Data categories
     
    Purpose(s)
     
    Legal basis
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    Recipients or categories of recipients
     
    Third country transfer: Adequacy decision (yes/no)
     
    Safeguards and access possibilities to those
     
    Cookie validity/storage period
     
    Duty to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide
     
    Exercising the right to object
     
    Data sources
     
    GUEST_LANGUAGE_ID
    Data categories
     
    Purpose(s)
     
    Legal basis
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    Recipients or categories of recipients
     
    Third country transfer: Adequacy decision (yes/no)
     
    Safeguards and access possibilities to those
     
    Cookie validity/storage period
     
    Duty to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide
     
    Exercising the right to object
     
    Data sources
     
    LFR_SESSION_STATE_10157
    Data categories
     
    Purpose(s)
     
    Legal basis
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    Recipients or categories of recipients
     
    Third country transfer: Adequacy decision (yes/no)
     
    Safeguards and access possibilities to those
     
    Cookie validity/storage period
     
    Duty to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide
     
    Exercising the right to object
     
    Data sources
     
    LFR_SESSION_STATE_10195
    Data categories
     
    Purpose(s)
     
    Legal basis
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    Recipients or categories of recipients
     
    Third country transfer: Adequacy decision (yes/no)
     
    Safeguards and access possibilities to those
     
    Cookie validity/storage period
     
    Duty to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide
     
    Exercising the right to object
     
    Data sources
     
    4.3.2 Third Party Cookies

    _ga
    Data categories
     
    Purpose(s)
     
    Legal basis
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    Recipients or categories of recipients
     
    Third country transfer: Adequacy decision (yes/no)
     
    Safeguards and access possibilities to those
     
    Cookie validity/storage period
     
    Duty to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide
     
    Exercising the right to object
     
    Data sources
     
    _gat
    Data categories
     
    Purpose(s)
     
    Legal basis
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    Recipients or categories of recipients
     
    Third country transfer: Adequacy decision (yes/no)
     
    Safeguards and access possibilities to those
     
    Cookie validity/storage period
     
    Duty to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide
     
    Exercising the right to object
     
    Data sources
     
    _gid
    Data categories
     
    Purpose(s)
     
    Legal basis
     
    Pursued legitimate interests
    Recipients or categories of recipients
     
    Third country transfer: Adequacy decision (yes/no)
     
    Safeguards and access possibilities to those
     
    Cookie validity/storage period
     
    Duty to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide
     
    Exercising the right to object
     
    Data sources
     

    General information on the handling of personal data in VDMA and its bodies


    VDMA and its bodies (hereinafter referred to as “we”) thank you for your interest in our association as well as the products and services of VDMA, the VDMA service companies, the research associations and the foundations and partner organizations in mechanical engineering.

     
    We take the protection of your personal data and its confidential handling very seriously. The processing of your personal data takes place solely in accordance with the respectively applicable statutory data protection requirements, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”).
     
    We process personal data of employees of our association members and business partners. This personal data is the subject of this data protection information. We would like to use this document to inform you about the scope of the processing of your personal data and your data protection rights within the scope of association membership and/or your business relationship with us.
     
    1. The controller and data protection officer responsible for data processing; contact
     
    The data processing controllers in the meaning of data protection laws are:
     
    1 VDMA e. V.
    Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e. V.
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    2 Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Maschinenbaues mbH
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    3 VSMA GmbH
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    4 VDMA Verlag GmbH
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    5 MBI GmbH
    Maschinenbau Institut Gesellschaft für
    Weiterbildung und Einzelberatung mbH
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    6 VFI GmbH
    VDMA Gesellschaft für Forschung und Innovation (VFI) mbH
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    7 ECB GmbH
    European Certification Body GmbH 
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    8 FVA e. V.
    Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik e. V.
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    9 FLT e. V.
    Forschungsvereinigung Luft- und Trocknungstechnik e. V. 
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    10 FVA GmbH
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    11 FVV e. V.
    Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen e. V.
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    12 FKM e. V.
    Forschungskuratorium Maschinenbau e. V.
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    13 ESSA e.V.
    European Security Systems Association e.V.
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    14 ProWood Stiftung
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    15 Printpromotion GmbH
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    16 Impulsstiftung
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    17 Mobima e. V.
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    18 DFAM e. V. 
    Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft für Automatisierung und Mikroelektronik e. V. 
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    19 FKT e. V.
    Forschungsrat Kältetechnik e. V.
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    20 FGD e. V.
    Forschungsgesellschaft Druckmaschinen e. V.
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    21 IFL e. V.
    Forschungsgemeinschaft Intralogistik/Fördertechnik & Logistiksysteme e. V. 
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    22 FVB e. V.
    Forschungsvereinigung Bau- und Baustoffmaschinen e. V.
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    23 FPH e. V. 
    Forschungsplattform Holzbearbeitungstechnologie
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    24 FOGI e. V.
    Forschungsgemeinschaft Industrieofenbau e. V. 
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    25 FGMA e. V. 
    Fachbetriebsgemeinschaft Maschinenbau e. V. 
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    26 Stiftung der Landmaschinenindustrie
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    27 GTDE e. V.
    Graphical Tool Data Exchange - Standard OpenBase e.V.
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    28 Walter Reiners-Stiftung
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    29 Dr.- Ing. E. H. Hubert H.A. Sternberg-Stiftung
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
     
    30 Stiftung Druck- und Papiertechnik
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt am Main
     
    31 VDW e. V. 
    Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken e. V.
    Corneliusstraße 4
    60325 Frankfurt
     
    32 VDW – Forschungsinstitut e. V.
    Corneliusstraße 4
    60325 Frankfurt
     
    33 Nachwuchsstiftung Maschinenbau gGmbH
    Corneliusstraße 4
    60325 Frankfurt
     
    Please contact us at any time should you have any questions or suggestions concerning data protection.
     
    Data protection coordinators for all the named organizations:
     
    Sven Laux
    VDMA e. V.
    Head of Department for Human Resources
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
    Tel.: + 49 69 6603-1640
    Email: datenschutz@vdma.org
     
    Thomas Zopick
    VDMA e. V.
    Head of IT Department
    Lyoner Straße 18
    60528 Frankfurt
    Tel.: + 49 69 6603-1868
    Email: datenschutz@vdma.org
     
    You can contact our data protection officer at:
     
    For the organizations listed from 1 to 15
     
    Scheja und Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB
    Adenauerallee 136
    53113 Bonn
    Tel.: +49 228 227 226-0
    Email: info@scheja-partner.de
    https://www.scheja-partner.de/kontakt/kontakt.html
     
    For the organization listed under 33
     
    Daniel Kaup (internal data protection officer)
    Nachwuchsstiftung Maschinenbau gGmbH
    Niederlassung Bielefeld
    Gildemeisterstraße 60
    33589 Bielefeld
    Tel.: + 49 5205 74 2561
    Email: daniel.kaup@nws-mb.de
     
    2. The subject of data protection
     
    This data protection information covers personal data. This personal data includes all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (so-called affected person). This data includes, for example, information on the name, postal address, email address or telephone number, but also includes information that is required during the association membership and/or business relationship, such as details on the beginning, end and scope of the usage of the membership, products and services. 
     
    3. Purposes and legal grounds of data processing
     
    In the following, you will receive an overview of the purposes and legal grounds of data processing within the scope of the membership and/or business relationship with you.
     
    3.1 Processing and execution of individual association work within the membership and/or business relationship
     
    We generally process data that is created based on a business relationship with companies. We do, however, also process personal data when this is necessary for the preparation and performance of a contract with you personally.
     
    Additional details on the purposes of the data processing can be obtained in the respective agreements and/or contract documents.
     
    Data processing is performed on the basis of Article 6 para. 1 b) GDPR. You must specify the personal data which is necessary for the preparation and performance of the membership and/or the business relationship with you. We will not be able to process your query or fulfill the contract without this data.
     
    We shall delete the data when it is not longer needed for the pursued purposes and no other legal grounds exist. Should the latter apply, we shall delete the data once the other legal grounds no longer exist.
     
    3.2 Fulfillment of legal obligations
     
    We also process your personal data to comply with legal obligations that we are subject to. The obligations may arise, for example, from association, commercial, tax, money laundering, finance or penal legislation. The purposes for the processing arise from the respective legal obligation; the processing generally serves the purpose of complying with federal control and information obligations.
     
    Data processing is performed on the basis of Article 6 para. 1 c) GDPR. When we collect personal data due to a legal obligation, you must provide the personal data required to fulfill the legal obligation. We may not be able to process your query should you not provide this personal data.
     
    We shall delete the personal data once the legal obligation no longer exists, provided that no other legal grounds exist. Should the latter apply, we shall delete the data once the other legal grounds no longer exist.
     
    3.3 Safeguarding legitimate interests
     
    We also process your personal data to safeguard our legitimate interests or those of third parties. We pursue the following interests, which are also the respective purposes: