Privacy Policy

prego services would like to thank you for visiting their landing page (hereinafter referred to as ‘website’). We guarantee that we take the privacy of your personal data very seriously and data that is gathered when you visit our website is handled in accordance with the current data protection regulations, particularly the European Union’s GDPR, the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German law on telecommunications and electronic media (TMG).

This Privacy Policy applies exclusively to our website. It does not apply to companies to which our website refers by means of a link on our website, nor to companies that refer to our website by means of a link on their site.

Name and contact details of the data processor

The following entity is responsible for processing data pursuant to the GDPR and the German Data Protection Act (BDSG):

prego services GmbH
Neugrabenweg 4
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
Telephone: 0681/95943-0
Fax: 0681/95943-1000
E-Mail: info @ prego-services.de

Contact details of the Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer responsible for the data processor can be contacted at:

Data Protection Officer
Neugrabenweg 4
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
Telephone: 0681/95943-0
Fax: 0681/95943-1000
E-Mail: datenschutz @ prego-services.de

The collection and storage of personal data, and the type and purpose of data processing

When visiting our website

No information will be stored in a log file on the web server.
When you visit our website, the browser on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) will automatically send information (such as the IP address) to the server on our website. This information is not stored.

When subscribing to our newsletter

We will use your email address to send you our newsletter on a regular basis, provided that you have explicitly given us your consent to do so, in accordance with point (a) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR. To subscribe to the newsletter, you only need to provide us with your first name, surname and email address.

You can unsubscribe to the newsletter at any time, e.g. by clicking on the link at the end of the newsletter.

When using our contact form and call-back service

If you have a query, we provide the opportunity for you to get in touch with us using the contact form on the website or the call-back service. This requires you to enter a valid email address and/or telephone number, so that we know who has sent the enquiry and how we can reply to it.

We process your data for the purpose of contacting you, based on you having given your consent for us to do so and in accordance with point (a) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR. The personal data that is collected when you use the contact form and call-back service will be deleted after a period of 12 months from the date of your request.

Transfer of data

Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have provided your explicit consent for us to do so in accordance with point (a) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR,,
  • it is necessary to do so in accordance with point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR for asserting, exercising and defending legal claims and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding interest that requires the protection of your personal data,,
  • it is necessary to do so in accordance with point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR for asserting, exercising and defending legal claims and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding interest that requires the protection of your personal data,
  • and when it is necessary to do so for the performance of a contract with you, in accordance with point (b) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR.

Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your end device (e.g. desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone) when you visit our website. The cookie stores information that is particular to the specific end device used.

One of the purposes of using cookies is to make your visit to our website more user-friendly. To this end, we use session cookies, which recognise when you have previously visited specific pages of our website. Depending on the parameters of your browser, these cookies are created at the beginning of a session and automatically deleted at the end of the session.

We also use cookies to enable us to collect statistical data relating to the use of our website and to analyse this data with the aim of optimising our online presence (see analysis tools). If you visit our website again, these cookies enable us to automatically recognise that you have visited our site before. These cookies are automatically deleted after a specific period of time. .

The data processed by cookies is required for the aforementioned purposes, to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can set the parameters of your browser to prevent cookies from being saved on your end device, or to display a notice before creating a cookie. Please bear in mind that if cookies are deactivated completely, you may not be able to enjoy the full functionality of our website.

Analysis tools

We use the tracking tools that are outlined below on the basis of point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR. The aim of using these tracking tools is to ensure the needs-oriented design and continuous optimisation of our website. We also use tracking tools to enable us to collect statistical data relating to the use of our website and to analyse this data with the aim of optimising our online presence. The purposes for which data is processed and the categories of data depends on the individual tracking tool.

The use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Mountain View, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as ‘Google’). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files that are stored on your computer to enable the analysis of your use of the website.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of this website, to compile reports on website activity for the website operator, and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage. Google may transmit this data to third parties in certain circumstances, if Google is required by law to do so or if Google has commissioned a third party to process this data. Google will never merge your IP address with any other data that Google has collected.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by configuring your browser software parameters accordingly. However, we would like to point out that if you do disable cookies, you not be able to fully utilise all the functions of this website..

In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data (including your IP address) gathered by the cookie in relation to your use of the website by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on the following link. This will place an opt-out cookie on your device, which will prevent your data from being collected when you visit our web in the future: Deactivate Google Analytics

You can find further information about the terms of use and data protection at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.htmland https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.

IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymisation feature on this website. In other words, your IP addresses will be cropped by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transferred to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and cropped there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage for the website operator. The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other Google data.

Browser plug-in

You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly; However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data (including your IP address) gathered by the cookie in relation to your use of the website by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Google AdWords and conversion tracking

Within the framework of Google AdWords, we use conversion tracking. When you click on an advert displayed by Google, a cookie will be placed on your device for conversion tracking purposes. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by your browser. These cookies expire after a period of 30 days and do not enable the user to be personally identified. If the user visits specific pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google can – and so can we – recognise that the user clicked on the advertisement and was redirected to this page.

Every Google AdWords customer receives their own cookie. The cookies cannot be traced via the websites of AdWords customers. The data collected by conversion cookies helps determine conversion statistics for the purposes of conversion tracking. These tell us the total number of users who clicked on our advertisement and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. The statistics to not contain any information, however, that allows users to be identified personally. If you do not want your activity to be included in conversion tracking, you have a right to object by simply deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie in your browser settings. Once this cookie is deactivated, you will no longer be included in conversion tracking statistics.

Conversion cookies are stored on the basis of the provisions in point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR, The website operator has a legitimate interest to analyse the use of his website, in order to optimise his online presence and his advertising.

Further information about Google AdWords and conversion tracking can be found in Google’s privacy policy at https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.

You can set your browser to inform you about setting cookies and to allow cookies in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. The functionality of this website may be restricted when cookies are deactivated.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use Google reCAPTCHA (hereinafter referred to as ‘reCAPTCHA’) on our websites. The service provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Mountain View, Ireland. (‘Google’).

reCAPTCHA is a tool used to check whether data entered on our website (e.g. on a contact form) has been entered by an actual person or by an automated programme. To do this, reCAPTCHA uses different attributes to analyse the behaviour of the website visitor. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the visitor accesses the website. reCAPTCHA carries out this analysis by evaluating different data, such as IP address, length of time that the visitor stayed on the website and
mouse movements. The data collected during analysis will be transmitted to Google.

reCAPTCHA analysis is carried out in the background. Website visitors will not be advised that an analysis is being carried out.

Data is processed on the basis of the provisions in point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest to protect his website against fraudulent, automated spying and spam.

Further information about Google reCAPTCHA, as well as Google’s privacy policy, can be found at und >https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

SendinBlue

This website uses the services of SendinBlue for sending out newsletters. The provider of these services is SendinBlue SAS, 47 rue de la Chaussée d’Antin, 75009 Paris, France.

SendinBlue is a service provider, whose services include the management and analysis of newsletter mailshots. If you enter data for the purposes of subscribing to a newsletter (e.g. email address), this will be stored on the SendinBlue servers, which are located exclusively in the European Union.

SendinBlue helps us analyse our newsletter campaigns. When you open an email that has been sent with SendinBlue, a file (a web beacon) contained within the email links to the SendinBlue servers, which are located exclusively in the European Union. This allows us to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links in the message have been clicked on, if any. Furthermore, technical information is also collected (e.g. time of opening, IP address, type of browser and operating system). This information cannot be traced back to a specific newsletter recipient. The data is exclusively used for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of this analysis can be used to optimise the content of future newsletters in line with subscriber needs.

If you do not want to be included in the SendinBlue analysis, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. We include an unsubscribe link in every newsletter. You can also unsubscribe to the newsletter directly on the website. Alternatively, you can send a request to unsubscribe by email to info@prego-services.de at any time.

Data is processed on the basis of your consent (in accordance with point (a) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time by unsubscribing to the newsletter. The legality of data processing that has already been carried out remains unaffected by your revocation.

The data you have entered for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. If you unsubscribe from the newsletter, your data will be deleted from both our servers and the SendinBlue servers. Data that we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the member area) remains unaffected.

Further information about SendinBlue’s privacy policy can be found at https://de.sendinblue.com/legal/privacypolicy/

Google web fonts

To ensure that fonts are displayed in a consistent manner, this website uses the web fonts provided by Google. When you access a page, your browser downloads the necessary web fonts to your web cache, so that copy and fonts can be correctly displayed.

In order to do this, your browser must establish a connection to Google’s servers, which informs Google that you have accessed our website via your IP address. Google web fonts are used for purposes of presenting our online services in a consistent and appealing manner. This constitutes a legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 sub. f of the GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard computer font will be used.

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

iTheme Security

This website uses the iTheme Security plug-in. This service is provided by Liquid Web, LLC, 2703 Ena Drive, Lansing, MI 48917, USA. The plug-in protocols log-in attempts to the backend and access to non-existent pages (404 error). It blocks access to the website by means of IP blocking when it detects excessive access attempts. For this purpose, the IP address is stored in an encrypted form in the server database, in accordance with point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR..

iThemes Security is used for the purposes of ensuring the secure use of our website and protecting the user from malware, trojans, etc. This represents a case of legitimate interest in terms of point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR.

The company that operates the iThemes Security plug-in for WordPress is iThemes, 1720 S. Kelly Ave. Edmond, OK 73013, USA. iThemes’ current privacy policy can be accessed at r https://ithemes.com/privacy-policy/ abrufbar.

The rights of the data subject

You shall have the right

  • under Article 15 of the GDPR to request information about your personal data, which we have processed. Specifically, you shall have the right to information about the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the categories of recipient to whom your data is disclosed, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored; you shall have a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or a right to object, the right to lodge a complaint, a right to information concerning the origin of your data if the data was not collected by us; you shall have a right to know of the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and a right to request meaning detailed information about this;
  • under Article 16 of the GDPR to request the immediate rectification of incorrect or incomplete personal data about you that we have stored;
  • under Article 17 of the GDPR to request the erasure of personal data about you that we have stored, provided that the processing of your personal data is not necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, fulfilling a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for asserting, exercising and defending legal claims.
  • under Article 18 of the GDPR to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, provided that you dispute the accuracy of your data or the processing of the data is unlawful, but you refuse to have your data deleted and you require the data for asserting, exercising and defending legal claims, or you have objected to processing in accordance with Article 21 of the GDPR;
  • under Article 20 of the GDPR to request that we provide you with the personal data that we hold on you in an organised, accessible and machine-readable format, or that the data is transferred to another designated person;
  • under Article 7 (3) of the GDPR to revoke your previous consent at any time. This means that we may no longer continue to process data based on your previous consent; and,
  • under Article 77 of the GDPR, to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority.

Your right to object

If your personal data is processed based on the principle of legitimate interests in accordance with point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR, you shall have the right under Article 21 of the GDPR to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, or to object specifically to direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which we will act upon without the need to provide details of your particular situation.

MIf you wish to exercise your right of cancellation or objection, please contact our Data Protection Officer, the contact details of whom can be found in Section 3 of this Privacy Policy.

Data security

We use the popular SSL (secure socket layer) procedure on our website, in conjunction with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. As a general rule, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we revert to 128-bit v3 technology. You can tell that a specific page of our website is encrypted when you see a closed padlock symbol displayed in your browser’s lower status bar.

We also have adequate technical and organisational security measures in place to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, deletion or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously developed to reflect the latest technological developments.

Validity and amendments to this Privacy Policy

Due to the ongoing development of our website and the services outlined within it, or due to changes in legal or regulatory requirements, it may be necessary for us to amend this Privacy Policy.

This is the current version of our privacy policy and was last updated in April 2020.