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Privacy Policy

We are delighted that you are interested in our service. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of SearchingForYou. The use of the Internet pages of SearchingForYou is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a data subject wants to use special enterprise services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is  necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data  subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data  subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with  the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to SearchingForYou. By means of this data  protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and  purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by  means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.

As the controller, SearchingForYou has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to  ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However,  Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be  guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means,  e.g. by telephone.

1. Definitions

The data protection declaration of SearchingForYou is based on the terms used by the European legislator  for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should  be legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our customers and business partners. To  ensure this, we would like to first explain the terminology used.

In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following terms:

    a)    Personal data

    Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”).  An identifiable natural person is one who 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 to one or more  factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that  natural person.

    b) Data subject

    Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the  controller responsible for the processing.

    c)    Processing

    Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of  personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring,  storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or  otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

    d)    Restriction of processing

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

    e)    Profiling

    Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data  to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects  concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences,  interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

    f)     Pseudonymisation

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

    g)    Controller or controller responsible for the processing

    Controller or controller responsible for the processing is 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 determined by Union or Member State  law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State  law.

    h)    Processor

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

    i)      Recipient

    Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data  are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the  framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as  recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable  data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.

    j)      Third party

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

    k)    Consent

    Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data  subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the  processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. Name and Address of the controller

Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws  applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

Paulinenstr. 17
74172 Neckarsulm
Phone: (+49)-7132-989265

3. Collection of general data and information

The website of SearchingForYou collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing  system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the  sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP  address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and  information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, SearchingForYou does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize  the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information  necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, SearchingForYou analyzes  anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and  data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process.  The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data  subject.

4. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary  to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in  laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to.

If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or  another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with  legal requirements.

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