Privacy Policy

I. General information

Qruise GmbH values the protection of the personal data of the users of our website (https://qruise.com). In the following, we would therefore like to inform you in detail about what data we collect from you when you visit our website and use our offers there, how this data is processed or used by us in the following and what rights you are entitled to in this respect. Your personal data will only be processed by us on the basis of the statutory data protection law, i.e. the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG-neu) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). The scope of the data collected and processed by us differs according to whether you only visit our website to call up information or also make use of services offered by us via our website.

II. Name and address of the person responsible

The responsible person in the sense of the data protection basic regulation as well as other data protection legal regulations is: Qruise GmbH
Am Hölzersbach 7
66113 Saarbrücken

Managing directors:
Shai Machnes und Frank Wilhelm-Mauch

Telephone: +49 2233 6208251
Email: info@qruise.com

III. Definitions

Our data protection declaration uses the terms of the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (GDPR), which we would like to explain briefly for your convenience. You will find these and other definitions in Art. 4 GDPR.

(1) 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.

(2) Data subject

‘Data subject’ means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

(3) Processing

‘Processing’ means 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.

(4) Restriction of processing

‘Restriction of processing’ means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

(5) Pseudonymisation

‘Pseudonymisation’ means 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.

(6) Controller

‘Controller’ means 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.

(7) Processor

‘Processor’ means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which pro-cess-es personal data on behalf of the controller.

(8) Recipient

‘Recipient’ means 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 4.5.2016 EN Official Journal of the European Union L 119/33 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.

(9) Third party

‘Third party’ means 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.

(10) Consent

‘Consent’ of the data subject means 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.

IV. General information on data processing

(1) Categories of personal data

We process the following categories of personal data:

• Existing data (e.g. names, addresses, functions, organisational affiliation etc.)
• contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone/fax numbers etc.)
• Content data (e.g. text entries, image files, videos etc.)
• usage data (e.g. access data)
• meta/communication data (e.g. IP addresses)

(2) Recipients or categories of recipients of personal data

If, in the course of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies such as web hosters, contract processors or third parties, transfer it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this is done on the basis of a legal authorisation (e.g. if transfer of the data to third parties is required in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR for the fulfilment of a contract), if the persons concerned have consented or a legal obligation provides for this.

(3) Duration of storage of personal data

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data will be deleted if they are no longer required for achieving the purpose, fulfilling the contract or initiating a contract.

(4) Transfers to third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if this is done in the context of using the services of third parties or if we disclose or transfer data to third parties, this only takes place if it is necessary to fulfil our (pre-)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we will only process or transfer the data in a third country if the special conditions of Art. 44 ff. GDPR, i.e. the processing is carried out, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognised determination of a level of data protection equivalent to that in the EU or compliance with officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses").

V. Data processing within the scope of visiting our website

(1) Log files

Every time a data subject accesses our website, general data and information are stored in the log files of our system:

• Date and time of the retrieval (time stamp)
• request details and destination address (protocol version, HTTP method, referrer, UserAgent string)
• Name of the retrieved file and transferred data volume (requested URL incl. query string, size in bytes)
• message whether the retrieval was successful (HTTP status code)

When using this general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about the data subject. There is no personal evaluation or an evaluation of the data for marketing purposes or a profile formation. The IP address is not saved in this context. The legal basis for the temporary storage of data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is absolutely necessary for the secure operation of our website. There is therefore no possibility for the person concerned to object.

(2) Malware detection and protocol data evaluation

We collect protocol data that is generated during the operation of our company's communication technology and evaluate it automatically, insofar as this is necessary to detect, limit or eliminate faults or errors in the communication technology or to defend against attacks on our information technology or to detect and defend against malware. The legal basis for the temporary storage and evaluation of data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The storage and evaluation of the data is absolutely necessary for the provision of the website and for its secure operation. There is therefore no possibility for the person concerned to object.

(3) Cookies

So-called cookies are used on our website. Cookies are small text files that are exchanged be-tween the web browser and the hosting server. Cookies are stored on the user's computer and are transmitted by the user to our website. In the web browser used in each case, you can re-strict or generally prevent the use of cookies by making the appropriate settings. Already stored cookies can be deleted at any time. If cookies are deactivated for our website, this may mean that the website cannot be displayed or used to its full extent. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using Cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

(4) Hosting

The hosting services we use 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 our website. For this purpose, we or our contract processor process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of users of our website on the basis of our legitimate interests in the efficient and secure provision of this online service in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR (conclusion of a contract for contract processing).

(5) Social Media

We do not use social media plugins on our website, but so-called social bookmarks (these are integrated as links to the corresponding services. If the user clicks on the embedded graphic, the user is forwarded to the page of the respective provider). We would like to point out that we, as the provider of our website, have no knowledge of the data transmitted to and used by the respective social media channel.

(6) Use of Matomo

This website uses the web analysis service Matomo to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics obtained enable us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of Matomo is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. Cookies are stored on your computer for this evaluation. You can set the evaluation by deleting existing cookies and preventing the storage of cookies. If you prevent the storage of cookies, please note that you may not be able to use this website to its full extent. Preventing the storage of cookies is possible through the setting in your browser. This website uses Matomo with the extension "AnonymizeIP". This means that IP addresses are processed in abbreviated form, which means that they cannot be directly linked to a specific person. The IP address transmitted by your browser via Matomo is not merged with other data collected by us. Matomo is an open source project. Information from the third-party provider on data protection can be found at https://matomo.org/privacy-policy/.

VI. Data processing within the framework of contact

(1) Contact by e-mail

Contacting our firm by e-mail is possible via the e-mail addresses published on our website. If you use this contact method, the data you provide (e.g. surname, first name, address), but at least the e-mail address, as well as the information contained in the e-mail together with any personal data you may have provided will be stored for the purpose of contacting you and processing your request. In addition, the following data is collected by our system: • IP-Adress of the calling computer • date and time of the e-mail The legal basis for the processing of personal data in the context of e-mails sent to us is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b or lit. f GDPR.

(2) Contact via website contact form

If you use the contact form provided on our website for communication purposes, it is necessary to enter your e-mail address. Without these data, your request transmitted via the contact form cannot be processed. Entering your address is optional and enables us to process your request by post if you so wish. In addition, the following data is collected by our system: • IP- address of the calling computer; • date and time of registration. The legal basis for the processing of personal data in the context of e-mails sent to us is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b or lit. f GDPR.

(3) Contact by letter

If you send us a letter, the data transmitted by you (e.g. surname, first name, address) and the information contained in the letter together with any personal data transmitted by you will be stored for the purpose of contacting you and processing your request. The legal basis for the processing of personal data in the context of letters sent to us is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b or lit. f GDPR.

VII. Your rights

As a data subject, you have the following rights in connection with the processing of your personal data:

(1) Right of access to information

  1. The data subject shall have the right to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data relating to him/her are being processed; if this is the case, he/she shall have the right to be informed of such personal data and to receive the following information:
    a) the processing purposes
    b) the categories of persona data processed
    c) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organisations
    d) if possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored or, if that is not possible, the criteria for determining that period
    e) the existence of a right of rectification or erasure of personal data relating to them or of a right of objection to their processing by the controller
    f) the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
    g) where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source
    h) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Art. 22, para. 1 and para. 4 GDPR, and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing on the data subject
  2. Where personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer.

(2) Right of rectification

The data subject has the right to ask the data controller to rectify incorrect personal data con-cerning him/her without delay. Having regard to the purposes of the processing, the data sub-ject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration.

(3) Right of deletion

  1. The data subject has the right to request the controller to delete personal data relating to him/her without delay and the controller is obliged to delete personal data without delay if one of the following reasons applies:
    a) The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed
    b) The data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter a) or Art. 9 para. 2 letter a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
    c) The data subject lodges an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject lodges an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 Para. 2 GDPR.
    d) The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
    e) erasure of the personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject
    f) The personal data was collected in relation to services offered by the information society in accordance with Art. 8, Paragraph 1 of the GDPR.
  2. Where the controller has made personal data public and is obliged to delete them pursuant to paragraph 1, he shall take reasonable measures, including technical measures, taking into account available technology and implementation costs, to inform controllers who process personal data that a data subject has requested them to delete all links to such personal data or to delete copies or replications of such personal data.
  3. Paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not apply insofar as the processing is necessary
    a) to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information
    b) to comply with a legal obligation requiring processing under Union or national law to which the controller is subject or in the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller
    c) for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 para. 2 letters h) and i) and Art. 9 para. 3 GDPR
    d) for archiving, scientific or historical research purposes in the public interest or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 para. 1, insofar as the law referred to in para. 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
    e) to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

(4) Right to restrict processing

  1. The data subject has the right to ask the person responsible to restrict processing if one of the following conditions is met:
    a) the accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data
    b) the processing is unlawful and the data subject refuses to have the personal data deleted and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted
    c) the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them in order to exercise or defend his rights
    d) the data subject has lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR as long as it has not yet been established whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh those of the data subject.
  2. Where processing has been restricted in accordance with paragraph 1, such personal data may be processed, with the exception of storage, only with the consent of the data subject or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or on grounds of an important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.

(5) Right to data transferability

  1. The data subject shall have the right to obtain the personal data concerning him which he has supplied to a controller in a structured, standard and machine-readable format and the right to have such data communicated to another controller without interference by the controller to whom the personal data has been supplied, provided that
    a) the processing is based on a consent pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a) or Article 9 paragraph 2 letter a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 letter b) GDPR and
    b) the processing is carried out by means of automated procedures.
  2. In exercising his or her right to transfer data in accordance with paragraph 1, the data subject shall have the right to obtain that personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, in so far as this is technically feasible. The right referred to in paragraph 1 must not prejudice the rights and freedoms of other persons. This right does not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

(6) Right of objection

The data subject shall have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her carried out pursuant to Article 6, paragraph 1, letters e) or f) of the GDPR, including profiling based on these provisions. The controller no longer processes the personal data unless he can demonstrate compel-ling reasons for processing which are justified on grounds of protection and which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or unless the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. In the context of the use of Information Society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, the data subject may exercise his right of objection by means of automated procedures involving technical specifications.

(7) Right of withdrawal

The data subject has the right to revoke his/her declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. Revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of consent up to the point of revocation.

(8) Right of appeal to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, every data subject shall have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which he/she is resident, at his/her place of work or at the place where the alleged infringement occurred, if he/she considers that the processing of personal data relating to him/her is being carried out in breach of this Regulation.

VIII. Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to change these data protection provisions at any time with effect for the future. A current version is available on the website. Please visit the website regularly and inform yourself about the applicable data protection regulations.

Status: December 2022