Data protection statement

[/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Mit dieser Datenschutzerklärung möchten wir Sie darüber informieren, wie wir personenbezogene Daten verarbeiten. Wir sind uns bewusst, welche Bedeutung die Verarbeitung personenbezogener Daten für den Nutzer hat, und beachten dementsprechend alle einschlägigen gesetzlichen Vorgaben. Dabei ist der Schutz Ihrer Privatsphäre für uns von höchster Bedeutung. Deshalb ist das Einhalten der gesetzlichen Bestimmungen zum Datenschutz für uns selbstverständlich.

1. Contact

Disclosures pursuant to Section 5 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG):

aprile consulting GmbH
Alstertor 9

20095 Hamburg

Represented by: Dr Ing. (I) Nico Aprile
datenschutz (at) aprileconsulting.com

2. External data protection officer

If you have any questions regarding our data protection measures, the processing of your data or regarding the protection of your data subject rights, you can reach us and our data protection officer as follows:

ePrivacy GmbH

represented by Prof. Dr Christoph Bauer

Große Bleichen 21, 20354 Hamburg

3. Personal data

Personal data is any information about the personal and factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable person.
We collect and process the following categories of personal data about you:

  • Contact and name information, insofar as you have provided us with your contact information in the contact form
  • Information relating to your request in the contact form.
  • Your contact information (such as first and last name, address, email address, telephone number),
  • Your correspondence with us,
  • Log files containing information about your visit to our website
  • Online identifiers (such as cookie IDs, IP addresses, advertising IDs).

4. Legal basis

The processing of your data is carried out subject to the following legal bases:

  • The processing of your data is done on the following legal bases:
  • in relation to services which you make use of for performance under a contract with you, Art. 6 (1) letter b) GDPR,
  • the fulfillment of legal obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) DSGVO),
  • otherwise, particularly in the case of statistical data and online identifiers, on the basis of legitimate interests, Art. 6 (1) letter f) GDPR (see below).

5.Legitimate interests

In processing your data, we pursue the following legitimate interests:

  • improvement of our offering,
  • protection against misuse,
  • technical necessity for the provision and delivery of the website,
  • our own statistics,
  • protection against theft and violation of property and preservation of evidence

6. Data sources

Unless otherwise stated, we obtain the data from you (including through the devices you use). If we do not collect the personal data directly from you, we will also tell you the source of the personal data and, if applicable, whether it is from publicly available sources.

7. Duration of storage

We store your data:

  • if you have consented to processing, until such time as you withdraw your consent,
  • if we require the data for performance under a contract, not beyond the end of the period for which the contractual relationship with you exists or statutory retention periods happen to run,
  • if we use the data on the basis of a legitimate interest, but only as long as your interest in erasure or anonymisation does not override such legitimate interest.

8. Purposes for use

Personal data are only collected by us and only to the extent and for the purpose for which you voluntarily provide us with such data, e.g. as part of a registration.

We use your personal information only within the Company and pass it on only to those enterprises that participate in performance under agreements concluded with you or otherwise in the provision of services. Otherwise your personal data will not be passed on to any third parties unless you have explicitly given your consent or we are obliged to surrender the data in question, e.g. due to a court or official order.

We process your data for the following purposes:

  • for the contact you have requested
  • for processing contracts with you
  • for sending out newsletters and invitations
  • protection against theft and violation of property and preservation of evidence
  • for correspondence with you,
  • for quality assurance and statistics,
  • to provide our service,
  • to consider your application
  • to improve our service.

9. Cookies

Cookies are small files that your browser stores on your device in a designated directory. These cookies can be used, for example, to determine whether you have visited a website before. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can set your browser so that no cookies are stored or explicit consent is required before a cookie is stored. You can also delete cookies that have already been set at any time. Please note that deactivating cookies may lead to restrictions in the use of our website. In the case of cookies, which are absolutely necessary to provide the website properly, we base the setting of cookies on Section 25 (2) No. 2 TTDSG or the processing of personal data on our legitimate interest under Article 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO to make our website available and to ensure this and your functionality and user-friendly design.

We set the following cookies:


  • Purpose: Technically necessary
  • Name of the cookie in the browser: PHPSESSID
  • Lifetime of the cookie: Session
  • What data is collected: Unique identifier consisting of randomized string to recognize the visit.
  • For what purpose is the data collected: To maintain the session for the site visitor between visits.
  • Legal basis: Legitimate interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Data recipient

When processing your data, we cooperate with the following service providers who have access to your data:

  • Web analytics tool providers
  • web hosting and web development providers,
  • IT development service providers,
  • ticketing and customer support software providers,
  • Marketing and advertising agencies,
  • E-mail and newsletter providers,
  • Proofreading and translation service providers,
  • CRM system service providers,
  • Cloud services
  • Conference and webinar software,
  • Online survey service providers,
  • Chat software service providers,
  • Social media platforms,
  • Accounting and billing service providers

10. Web analysis

We use analytics tools on our website in the form of tracking software to determine the frequency of use and number of users of our website.

We use the open source software Matomo from InnoCraft Ltd, 7 Waterloo Quay PO625, 6140 Wellington, New Zealand, to analyze and statistically evaluate the use of the website. The information on website usage obtained as a result is transmitted exclusively to our servers and summarized in pseudonymous usage profiles. We use the data to evaluate the use of the website. The data collected is not passed on to third parties.

The IP addresses are anonymized (IP masking), so that an assignment to individual users is not possible.

The processing of the data is based on our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. We thereby pursue our legitimate interest in optimizing our website for our external presentation.

You can object to the processing of your data with the following opt-out.

Your visit to this website is currently collected by Matomo web analytics.

You can object to the processing of your data with the following opt-out. You have the option to prevent actions you take here from being analyzed and linked. This will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and improving usability for you and other users