Privacy Policy

Data protection has a particularly high priority for the management of MarConsult Schiffahrt GmbH & Co. KG.  Mar Consult Schiffahrt GmbH & Co.KG only processes your personal data if it is necessary for providing a user-friendly website or tending to the wishes of a website visitor wanting to make use of our special services. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we obtain the consent of the person concerned.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a person concerned, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and with the country-specific data protection provisions applicable to MarConsult Schiffahrt GmbH & Co.. By means of this privacy policy, our company wishes to inform the public of the type, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process pursuant to Art. 13 of the GDPR . Furthermore, this privacy policy informs our website´s visitors  of their rights in regards to the processing of their personal data.

MarConsult Schiffahrt GmbH & Co. KG has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete possible protection of the personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can in principle have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, our customers and interested parties are free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, such as telephone.

 

1. Definitions of terms

The data protection declaration of MarConsult Schiffahrt GmbH & Co. KG is based on the terms that were used by the European Directive and Ordinance Giver when the Data Protection Basic Ordinance (DS-GVO) was issued. Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand both for the public and for our customers and business partners. In order to guarantee this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

We use the following terms, among others, in this data protection declaration:

  1. a) Personal data

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”). A natural person shall be considered identifiable if he 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 one or more specific characteristics expressing the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

  1. b) Data Subject

Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

  1. c) Processing

Processing shall mean any operation or set of operations which is carried out with or without the aid of automated means relating to personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or association, qualification, erasure or destruction.

  1. d) Limitation of processing

Limitation of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.

  1. e) Profiling

Profiling is any automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, whereabouts or movement of that natural person.

  1. f) Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the provision of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures ensuring that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

  1. g) Controller or controller

The controller or controllers shall be the natural or legal person, public authority, agency 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 laid down by Union law or by the law of the Member States, the controller or controllers may be designated in accordance with Union law or with the law of the Member States on the basis of specific criteria.

  1. h) Processors under contract

Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

  1. i) Recipient

The recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not that person is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data in the course of a specific investigation task under Union law or the law of the Member States shall not be considered as recipients.

  1. j) Third parties

Third party means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct responsibility of the controller or processor, are empowered to process the personal data.

  1. k) Consent

Consent shall mean any voluntary and informed and unequivocal expression of the data subject’s intention to consent to the particular case, in the form of a statement or other unambiguous confirmatory act by which the data subject indicates his or her consent to the processing of his or her personal data.

Name and address of the controller

Controller within the meaning of the GDPR and other Member law applicable is, is MarConsult Schiffahrt GmbH & Co:

MarConsult Schiffahrt (GmbH & Co.) KG

Gasstrasse 4 b – Halle K 5

22761 Hamburg – Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 40 – 380 20 4 – 0

Fax: +49 (0) 40 – 380 20 4 – 10

info(at)mc-schiffahrt.de

Website: http://www.mc-schiffahrt.de

Questions or concerns in regard to the processing of personal data can be communicated to our external Data Protection Officer:

Dr. Volker Wodianka LL.M.

Ferdinandstraße 3

20095 Hamburg

Ferdinandstraße 3

Telephone:  +49 (0)40 334 01-46

E-Mail: v.wodianka@schlutius-privacy.de

 

3. Collection of general data and information

The website of MarConsult Schiffahrt GmbH & Co. KG collects and stores the following data in log-files each time the website is accessed:

When using this general data and information, MarConsult Schiffahrt GmbH & Co. KG does not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, this information is required to:

This collected data and information is also used by MarConsult Schiffahrt GmbH & Co. KG for statistical purposes and also with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by the person concerned.

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties or to countries outside the European Union or to states which are signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, unless this privacy policy states otherwise.

We will not further process your personal data for a purpose other than that for which the personal data were collected.

 

  1. Cookies

The website of MarConsult Schiffahrt GmbH & Co. KG uses cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Numerous Internet pages and servers use cookies. Cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier. It consists of a string of characters through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie is stored. This enables the visited Internet pages and servers to distinguish the individual browser of website visitors from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A particular Internet browser can be recognized and identified by its unique cookie ID.

By using cookies, MarConsult Schiffahrt GmbH & Co. KG can for example provide website visitors with a more user-friendly website navigation, optimise our offers in the interest if our visitors and improve the overall experience of our website. Without the usage of cookies this would not be possible as cookies make it easier for website visitors by way of recognition to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter his access data each time he visits the website because this is taken over by the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer system.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. However if the person concerned deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, it is possible that not all the functions of our website cannot be benefited from to its full extent.

If MarConsult Schiffahrt GmbH & Co. KG processes personal data for the purpose of direct advertising, the person concerned has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising. If the person concerned objects to MarConsult Schiffahrt GmbH & Co. KG for the purposes of direct advertising, MarConsult Schiffahrt GmbH & Co. KG will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

 

  1. Contact form

If you wish to inquire about our products and services, you can use the contact form on our website. In this process we collect and process your name, e-mail-address and request.

 

  1. Data protection for applications and in the application procedure

The data controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application procedure. Processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits the relevant application documents electronically, for example by e-mail or via a web form on the website, to the data controller. If the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the controller does not conclude a contract of employment with the applicant, the application documents shall be automatically deleted six months after notification of the rejection decision, on  the basis of our overriding  legitimate interests to be able to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz – AGG).

 

8. Privacy policy regarding the use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

The data controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service that collects and evaluates data on the online behaviour of our website visitors. Web analysis means the collection and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors of Internet pages. A web analysis service collects data among other things on online behaviour, e.g. from which website a website visitor came to a website (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and to analyse the costs and benefits of Internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The data controller uses the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for the web analysis via Google Analytics. This addition shortens and therefore anonymises the IP address of a website visitor.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website in order to compile online reports for us which show the activities on our website and to provide other services in connection with the use of our website.

Google Analytics places a cookie (see above for explanation) on the computer system of a website visitor. When the cookie is set, Google is able to analyse the use of our website. Each time you access one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser   of a website visitor is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address , which Google uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission statements.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which an access originated and the frequency of visits to our website by the person concerned. Each time you visit our website, this personal data, including your IP address , is transmitted to Google in the United States of America, where it is stored by Google. Google may share this personal data collected with third parties. The security of your data in this transmission process is guaranteed as Google is certified under the US Privacy Shield. A transfer of your data in countries that do not provide an adequate protection of your data does not take place.

You can prevent the setting of the Google Analytics Cookie as described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of your Internet browser  and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, it is possible to object and prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google. For this purpose, the person concerned must download and install a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout . This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information on visits to Internet pages may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is regarded by Google as an objection. If the data subject’s information technology system is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later date, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or disabled by the individual concerned or by another person within their control, the browser add-on may be reinstalled or re-enabled.

Further information and Google’s current privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html . Google Analytics is explained in more detail at https://www.google.com/intl/de_en/analytics/.

 

9. Legal basis for the processing

Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose, e.g for the implementation of cookies, Google Analytics.

If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the person concerned is 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 consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries regarding our products or services via the contact form on our website.

If our company is subject to a legal obligation requiring the processing of personal data, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO.

Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal grounds are based 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 fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not override.

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO, we process your data in our legitimate interest to advertise our services via our website and to inform future business partners about our business activities. .

  1. Rights of the data subject

The data subject has the right:

  1. b) Right of access

to obtain at any time information on his or her personal data that is processed in accordance with Art. 15 of the GDPR. Furthermore, the data subject can ask for a copy of this information free of charge

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she can contact our data protection officer or the data controller at any time.

  1. d) Right to deletion (right to be forgotten)

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she can contact our data protection officer or another employee of the data controller at any time.

  1. g) Right of objection

to object at any time, for reasons related to his/her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him/her on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

MarConsult Schiffahrt GmbH & Co. KG will no longer process the personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can prove compelling reasons for the processing worthy of protection which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

To object the data processing in connection to the website visit the data subject can always refuse cookies by adjusting the browser settings to disable all or certain cookies.

If MarConsult Schiffahrt GmbH & Co. KG processes personal data for the purpose of direct advertising, the person concerned has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising. If the person concerned objects to MarConsult Schiffahrt GmbH & Co. KG for the purposes of direct advertising, MarConsult Schiffahrt GmbH & Co. KG will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

  1. i) Right to revoke consent under data protection law

to withdraw his or her consent to the processing of personal data at any time pursuant to Art. 7 (3) of the GDPR.

If the data subject wishes to exercise his/her right to withdraw his/her consent, he or she can always refuse cookies by adjusting the browser settings to disable all or certain cookies he/she may at any time contact our data protection officer or another employee of the data controller.

 

11. Duration for which the personal data are stored

In accordance with legal provisions we delete your personal data immediately in case you withdraw your consent on which the processing is based or when the personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

In case a business inquiery leads to a contractual relationship your personal data will be stored in accordance with the respective legal retention period.  If your data is no longer required for the performance or initiation of the contract, it will be routinely deleted once the retention period expired.

Your personal data that was collected and processed via Google Analytics will be deleted or anonymised after 14 months.

 

13. Existence of automated decision making

As a responsible company, we refrain from automatic decision-making or profiling.