Privacy Policy

This is an automatic translation of the original german version of the Privacy Policy. The original version can be found here.


The following data protection declaration applies to the use of our online offer www.steinbeis-finance.de (hereinafter “website”).

We attach great importance to data protection. The collection and processing of your personal data is carried out in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (EU-DSGVO).

1 Responsible person

The person responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personal data within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 DSGVO is

Steinbeis M&A Partners GmbH
Neue Mainzer Straße 52-58
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

1.1 Data protection officer

The data protection officer at the provider is

Ralf Bopp

SOTEC GmbH
Robert-Bosch-Strasse 9
69514 Laudenbach
Germany

Phone: +49 6201 4974 42
Fax: +49 6201 4974 80
E-mail: datenschutz@steinbeis-finance.de

If you wish to object to the collection, processing or use of your data by us in accordance with these data protection provisions, either in whole or for individual measures, you can address your objection to the person responsible – see section 1.1 mentioned above.

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2 General purposes of processing

We use personal data for the purpose of operating the steinbeis-finance.de website.

3 What data we use and why

3.1 Hosting

The hosting services used by us serve to provide the following services: Infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services and technical maintenance services, which we use for the purpose of operating the website.

In this context, we, or our hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta data and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors to this website on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of our website pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) DSGVO in conjunction with. Art. 28 DSGVO.

3.2 Access data

  • Name and URL of the retrieved file
  • Message about successful retrieval (HTTP response code)
  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system
  • Referer URL (i.e. the previously visited page)
  • Websites that are accessed by the user’s system via our website
  • Internet service provider of the user
  • IP address and the requesting provider

We collect information about you when you use this website. We automatically collect information about your usage behavior and your interaction with us and register data about your computer or mobile device. We collect, store and use data about each access to our website (so-called server log files). The access data includes:

We use this log data without assigning it to you personally or otherwise profiling it for statistical analysis for the purpose of operating, securing and optimizing our website, but also to anonymously record the number of visitors to our website (traffic) and the extent and type of use of our website and services, as well as for billing purposes to measure the number of clicks received from cooperation partners. Based on this information, we can provide personalized and location-based content and analyze traffic, search for and correct errors, and improve our services.

This is also our legitimate interest according to Art 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) DSGVO.

We reserve the right to review the log data retrospectively if there is a justified suspicion of unlawful use based on concrete indications. We store IP addresses in the log files for a limited period of time if this is required for security purposes or necessary for the provision of services or the billing of a service, e.g. if you use one of our offers. After cancellation of the order process or after receipt of payment, we delete the IP address if it is no longer required for security purposes. We also store IP addresses if we have a concrete suspicion of a criminal offense in connection with the use of our website. In addition, as part of your account, we store the date of your last visit (e.g. when registering, logging in, clicking links, etc.).

3.3 Cookies

We use so-called session cookies to optimize our website. A session cookie is a small text file that is sent by the respective servers when you visit a website and is temporarily stored on your hard drive. This file as such contains a so-called session ID, with which various requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. These cookies are deleted after you close your browser. They are used, for example, to enable you to use the shopping cart function across multiple pages.

To a lesser extent, we also use persistent cookies (also small text files that are stored on your terminal device), which remain on your terminal device and enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit. These cookies are stored on your hard drive and delete themselves after the specified time. Their lifespan is between 1 month and 10 years. This allows us to present our offer to you in a more user-friendly, effective and secure manner and, for example, to display information on the site that is specifically tailored to your interests.

Our legitimate interest in the use of cookies pursuant to Art 6 (1) p. 1 f) DSGVO is to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure.

The following data and information, for example, are stored in the cookies:

  • Log-in information
  • language settings
  • entered search terms
  • Information about the number of visits to our website and the use of individual functions of our website

hen the cookie is activated, it is assigned an identification number and an assignment of your personal data to this identification number is not made. Your name, IP address or similar data that would allow the cookie to be assigned to you are not inserted into the cookie. Based on the cookie technology, we only receive pseudonymized information, for example, about which pages of our store were visited, which products were viewed, etc.

You can set your browser so that you are informed in advance about the setting of cookies and can decide on a case-by-case basis whether you want to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, or that cookies are completely prevented. This may limit the functionality of the website.

3.4 Use of Google Analytics

On our website, we use the Google Analytics web analytics service provided by Google LLC. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). If you have your habitual residence in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) is the controller of your data. Accordingly, Google Ireland Limited is the company affiliated with Google that is responsible for processing your data and ensuring compliance with applicable data protection laws.

The data processing serves the purpose of analyzing this website and its visitors as well as for marketing and advertising purposes. To this end, Google will use the information obtained on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. In this context, the following information may be collected, among others: IP address, date and time of page view, click path, information about the browser you are using and the device you are using (device), pages visited, referrer URL (website from which you accessed our website), location data, purchase activity.The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.

Google Analytics uses technologies such as cookies, web storage in the browser and tracking pixels that allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by this about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. IP anonymization is activated on this website. This means that your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

Google has certified itself in accordance with the US-EU data protection agreement “Privacy Shield” and is thus obliged to comply with the European data protection guidelines.
The data processing, in particular the setting of cookies, is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO from our overriding legitimate interest in the demand-oriented and targeted design of the website. You have the right to object to this processing of your personal data based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation.

You can prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out flag will be set, which will prevent the collection of your data during future visits to this website:

3.5 Data for the fulfillment of our contractual obligations

We process personal data that we need to fulfill our contractual obligations, such as name, address, e-mail address, ordered products, billing and payment data. The collection of this data is necessary for the conclusion of the contract.

The deletion of the data takes place after the expiration of warranty periods and legal retention periods. Data linked to a user account (see below) will in any case be retained for the duration of the management of this account.

The legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 b) DSGVO, because this data is needed so that we can fulfill our contractual obligations to you.

3.6 Newsletter

To register for the newsletter, the data requested in the registration process is required. The registration for the newsletter is logged. After registration, you will receive a message to the specified email address in which you are asked to confirm the registration (“double opt-in”). This is necessary to prevent third parties from registering with your email address.

You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time and thus unsubscribe.

We store the registration data as long as they are needed for sending the newsletter. We store the logging of the registration and the shipping address as long as there was an interest in proving the consent originally given, which is usually the limitation periods for civil claims, thus a maximum of three years.

The legal basis for sending the newsletter is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 a) in conjunction with Art. 7 DSGVO in conjunction with § 7 Para. 2 No. 3 UWG. The legal basis for logging the registration is our legitimate interest in proving that the dispatch was made with your consent.

You can cancel the registration at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the prime rates. A notification in text form to the contact data mentioned under point 1 (e.g. e-mail, fax, letter) is sufficient for this purpose. Of course, you will also find an unsubscribe link in every newsletter.

3.7 Product recommendations

We will send you – if applicable, independently of the newsletter – regular product recommendations by e-mail. In this way, we will send you information about products from our range that you might be interested in based on your most recent purchases of goods or services from us. In doing so, we strictly comply with the legal requirements. You can object to this at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic rates. A notification in text form to the contact data mentioned under point 1 (e.g. e-mail, fax, letter) is sufficient for this purpose. Of course, you will also find an unsubscribe link in every e-mail.

The legal basis for this is the legal permission according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) DSGVO in conjunction with § 7 para. 3 UWG.

3.8 E-mail contact

If you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), we process your data to process the request and in the event that follow-up questions arise.

If the data processing is carried out for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, which are carried out on your request, or, if you are already our customer, for the implementation of the contract, the legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 b) DSGVO.

We only process further personal data if you consent to this (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 a) DSGVO) or we have a legitimate interest in processing your data (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) DSGVO). A legitimate interest is, for example, to respond to your email.

3.9 Storage of data in our CRM system

We store personal data in our customer relationship management system (“CRM system”), which is operated by SuperOffice GmbH, Phoenixseestraße 17, 44263 Dortmund. If we store your personal data in our CRM system, this will in particular include your name, your e-mail address and the company you work for. We have either received this data from you or it comes from publicly accessible sources.

If the data is stored for the purpose of initiating or implementing a contract, the data is processed in accordance with Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b GDPR. Otherwise, the processing is carried out to safeguard our legitimate interest in managing our contacts in accordance with Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

All Steinbeis partners have access to our CRM system and thus to your personal data.

Your data may be passed on to providers outside the European Economic Area, in particular to providers in the USA. For more information, please visit https://www.superoffice.com/trust-center/transparency/.

The personal data you provide will be stored for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed. After that, it will be deleted, unless you have given your consent for us to continue processing it or a contractual relationship has been established between us. However, we always reserve the right to store the data for as long as is necessary for legal purposes or to safeguard our legitimate interests (assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims).

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