DATA PROTECTION

Welcome – we appreciate your interest in this website. The protection of your personal data is important to us. We have designed the website to collect and process as little personal data as necessary; under no circumstances will personal data be leased or sold to third parties.

In the following section, we explain how we ensure that your privacy and the personal data you provide to us is protected and what kind of data is collected for what purpose pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG).

General information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data which can be used to personally identify you. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our data protection statement under this text.

Data collection on this website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

Data on this website is processed by the website operator. You can also find the contact data in the Legal notice on this website.

How is (your) data collected?
Your data is collected when you share it with us, for example, when you enter data in a contact form.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. These mainly involves technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or the time page is accessed). This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website.

What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website is free of errors. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have with regard to your data?
You have the right at any time and free of charge to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to request that your data be rectified, blocked or erased. You can contact us at any time about this or other questions related to data protection at the address indicated in the Legal notice. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Analysis tools and third-party tools
Your surfing habits can be statistically evaluated when you visit websites, mainly using cookies and what are known as analytics programs. The analysis of your surfing habits is usually anonymous; your surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You may object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools.

Detailed information about the tools used on this website can be found in the following data protection statement.
We will also provide you with detailed information about the possibilities to object and your other rights in this data protection statement.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection
The operator of these pages takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection statement.
Various personal data is collected when you use this website. Personal data is data which can be used to personally identify you. This data protection statement explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and why this is done.

We would like to point out that transmitting data over the internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can be subject to security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to provide end-to-end data protection against third-party access.

Information on the controller

The controller of data processing on this website is:

Frank M. Scheelen
SCHEELEN® AG
Klettgaustraße 21
D-79761 Waldshut-Tiengen
Telefon +49 (0) 7741 96 94 -0
Telefax +49 (0) 7741 96 94 -20
www.frank-scheelen.com
kontakt@frank-scheelen.com

Definition: The controller is the natural or legal entity who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent for data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. This can be done by sending an informal e-mail to us. The legality of data processing carried out until such time as consent is revoked remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
In the case of violations of data protection law, the party in question has the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority for data protection issues is the data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html

Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract provided to you or to a third party in a commonly used and machine-readable format. You have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. “https://” (rather than “http://”) and the lock icon appear in the browser line of an encrypted connection. If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, erasure
Within the scope of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time and free of charge to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data and the right to request that your data be rectified, blocked or erased. You can contact us at any time about this or other questions related to personal data at the address indicated in the Legal notice.

Objection to advertising mails
The use of published contact data within the scope of the legal notice obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material is hereby prohibited. The operators of these pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or e-mailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.

3. Data collection on our website

Cookies
Some of the web pages use what are known as cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible for us to recognize your browser on your next visit.
“Opt out”: You can set your browser to notify you when cookies are placed and to allow cookies only in individual cases, to prevent cookies from being accepted in certain cases or generally and to allow cookies to be automatically deleted when you close your browser. If cookies are disabled, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Cookies that are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions requested by you, are stored on the basis of Section 6(1) lit. f of the GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in storing cookies to provide services that are technically error-free and optimized.
Other cookies (e.g. cookies to analyze your surfing habits) are not stored at this time.

Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which are sent to us automatically by your browser. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL (website sent from)
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

This data is NOT merged with other data sources.

The basis for data processing is Section 6(1) lit. f of the GDPR, which permits data processing to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures.
Personal data other than the data listed above will only be collected if you provide it to us voluntarily or if it arises in connection with the use of the tools listed below. This data is transmitted in encrypted form. Personal data will only be used to process your inquiries. The data is also shared with third parties solely for this purpose. Any other transfer or sale of personal data will not take place.

Contact/contact form
A contact form is provided to facilitate communication for the users of this website. Care was taken here to ensure that only the information relevant and necessary to handle the inquiries in accordance with the order/request was transmitted. Information sent to the website operator using the contact form will only be stored and processed for the purpose intended by the sender and deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Registration on this website
You can register on our website to use additional features on the site. We use the data entered here solely for the purpose of using the respective website or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise we will refuse registration.
In the interest of data economy, ONLY the data necessary to perform the additional functions you have requested will be collected.
In the case of important changes, for example in the scope of services or in the case of technically necessary changes, we will use the e-mail address provided during registration to inform you.
The processing of the data entered during registration is based on your consent (Section 6(1) lit. a of the GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time. This can be done by sending an informal e-mail to us. The legality of data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data collected during registration is stored by us as long as you are registered on our website and then deleted. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

4. Social media/social media plug-ins

We use social plug-ins of the social networks on our website on the basis of Section 6(1) sentence 1 lit. f of the GDPR in order to make the services described here better known and to be accessible to users AT THEIR REQUEST and AFTER THEIR AGREEMENT. The underlying advertising purpose shall be regarded as a legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR. The responsibility for operation that complies with data protection laws shall be guaranteed by their respective providers.
We currently use the following social media plug-ins:
Xing, LinkedIn.
If you access a page of our website that contains a plug-in of this kind, your browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of the respective provider. The content of the plug-in is transmitted directly to your browser and integrated into the website by it.
By integrating the plug-ins, the respective provider receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a corresponding account or are not logged in with the respective provider. By enabling the plug-in, your personal data will be transmitted to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (for US providers in the USA). Since the plug-in provider collects data in particular via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies via your browser’s security settings before clicking on the grayed-out box.
If you are logged in with the respective provider, they can track the visit to our website directly to your respective account and store the corresponding information. The plug-in provider stores the data collected about you as user profiles and uses it for purposes of advertising, market research and/or needs-based design of its website. This kind of evaluation is carried out in particular (also for users who are not logged in) in order to display customized advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact the respective plug-in provider to exercise this right. Through the plug-ins we offer you the opportunity to interact with social networks and other users, so that we can improve our website and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is Section 6(1) sentence 1 lit. f of the GDPR.
We have no influence on the data collected and data processing operations, nor are we aware of the full scope of data collection, the purposes of processing, the storage periods. We also do not have any information on the erasure of data collected by the plug-in provider.
The data transfer takes place regardless of whether you have an account with the plug-in provider and are logged in there. If you are logged in with the plug-in provider, your data collected by us will be directly allocated to your existing account with the plug-in provider. If you press the activated button and, for example, link the page, the plug-in provider also stores this information in your user account and communicates it publicly to your contacts. We recommend that you log out regularly after using a social network, especially before activating the button, as this allows you to avoid being assigned to your profile by the plug-in provider.
Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the following data protection statements of these providers. Here you will also find more information on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy.

LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA;
http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn hat sich dem EU-US-Privacy-Shield unterworfen, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, DE;
http://www.xing.com/privacy.

5. Hyperlinks

This website may contain hyperlinks to third-party websites. Links from this website to third-party websites are opened in a separate browser window and are provided for user convenience only. The website operator expressly distances himself from the content of other websites and does not claim ownership to third-party websites and their content. The website operator is not responsible for the content of external web pages or external websites and their use is therefore at the user’s own risk. We accept no liability for the correctness and relevance of the information provided. The use of the download options offered and any associated software adaptations on the part of the user to carry out these download options is without guarantee and at the user’s own risk.

6. Analysis tools/web tracking

The controller shall carry out or have carried out analyses on its customers’ habits when using its service. Anonymized or pseudonymized user profiles are created to this end. User profiles are created for the sole purpose of constantly improving the service of the controller.
The controller also uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”), which uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. This means that the IP addresses are only processed in abbreviated form in order to exclude direct personal references. It is possible to revoke consent for the collection and storage of data in this context at any time with effect for the future. Please contact Google directly for more information
>> www.google.de

Google will instruct its users, such as the data controller, to use the following instructions in their privacy policies. SCHEELEN® AG complies with this request by displaying the following text:
“Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.”

7. Data protection policy on the use of personality or competence diagnostic tools and stress prevention tools

If users of this website use other personality or competence diagnostic tools of SCHEELEN® AG such as Insights MID®, ASSESS by SCHEELEN or stress prevention tools like RELIEF by SCHEELEN® as well as the respective quick checks, contracts shall be concluded and the conditions and data protection conditions outlined there shall apply.
You will find the detailed data protection statements of SCHEELEN® AG with the companies, tools and websites at https://www.scheelen-institut.com/en/datenschutz

The data protection statement of QUICKCHECK by RELIEF® by Scheelen here: https://stressindex.stresspraevention-scheelen.com/standard_datenschutz/

This data protection statement has been drawn up on the basis of eLaw24 and adapted for easier comprehension.