Personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data” for the most part) is processed by us only as necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its content and the services offered there.
Pursuant to Art. 4 No. 1. of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to only as “GDPR”), “processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, arrangement, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
Our data protection declaration is structured as follows:
I. Information about us as the responsible party
II. rights of users and data subjects
III. Information on data processing
I. General Information
Responsible provider of this website in the sense of data protection law is:
Watermann Consulting LLC
7901 4TH ST N STE 300
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
II. Rights of users and data subjects
With regard to the data processing described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right to
To confirmation as to whether data concerning them is being processed, to information about the data being processed, to further information about the data processing and to copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 DSGVO);
to correction or completion of incorrect or incomplete data (cf. also Art. 16 DSGVO);
to the immediate erasure of the data concerning them (cf. also Art. 17 DSGVO), or, alternatively, insofar as further processing is necessary pursuant to Art. 17 (3) DSGVO, to the restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO;
to receive the data concerning them and provided by them and to transfer this data to other providers/controllers (cf. also Art. 20 DSGVO);
to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority if they are of the opinion that the data concerning them is being processed by the provider in breach of data protection provisions (cf. also Art. 77 GDPR).
In addition, the Provider is obliged to inform all recipients to whom data has been disclosed by the Provider about any correction or deletion of data or restriction of processing that takes place on the basis of Articles 16, 17 (1), 18 DSGVO. However, this obligation does not exist insofar as this notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Notwithstanding the above, the user has a right to information about these recipients.
Likewise, according to Art. 21 DSGVO, users and data subjects have the right to object to the future processing of data concerning them, insofar as the data is processed by the provider in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permitted.
III. Information on data processing
Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage no longer applies, the deletion of the data does not conflict with any legal obligations to retain data and no other information is provided below on individual processing procedures.
For technical reasons, in particular to ensure a secure and stable Internet presence, data is transmitted by your Internet browser to us or to our web space provider. These so-called server log files are used to collect, among other things, the type and version of your Internet browser, the operating system, the website from which you accessed our website (referrer URL), the website(s) of our website that you visit, the date and time of the respective access as well as the IP address of the Internet connection from which the use of our website takes place.
The data collected in this way is stored temporarily, but not together with other data about you.
This storage takes place on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our website.
The data is deleted again after seven days at the latest, unless further storage is required for evidence purposes. Otherwise, the data is exempt from deletion in whole or in part until final clarification of an incident.
a) Session cookies/Session cookies
We use so-called cookies with our Internet presence. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that are placed and stored on your terminal device by the Internet browser you use. Through these cookies, certain information from you, such as your browser or location data or your IP address, is processed to an individual extent.
This processing makes our website more user-friendly, effective and secure, as the processing enables, for example, the reproduction of our website in different languages or the offer of a shopping cart function.
The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit b.) DSGVO, insofar as these cookies data are processed for contract initiation or contract execution.
If the processing does not serve the purpose of initiating or executing a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. In this case, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO.
When you close your internet browser, these session cookies are deleted.
b) Third-party cookies
Where applicable, cookies from partner companies with which we cooperate for the purposes of advertising, analysis or the functionalities of our website are also used with our website.
The details of this, in particular the purposes and legal basis for the processing of such third-party cookies, can be found in the following information.
c) Removal option
You can prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by setting your internet browser. Likewise, you can delete already stored cookies at any time. However, the steps and measures required for this depend on your specific Internet browser used. If you have any questions, please use the help function or documentation of your Internet browser or contact its manufacturer or support. In the case of so-called Flash cookies, however, processing cannot be prevented via the browser settings. Instead, you must change the settings of your Flash player. The steps and measures required for this also depend on the specific Flash player you use. If you have any questions, please also use the help function or documentation of your Flash player or contact the manufacturer or user support.
However, if you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, this may mean that not all functions of our website can be fully used.
The data you provide for the use of our goods and/or services are processed by us for the purpose of contract execution and are necessary to this extent. Conclusion and processing of the contract are not possible without the provision of your data.
The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO.
We delete the data with complete contract execution, but must observe the retention periods under tax and commercial law.
In the context of contract processing, we pass on your data to the transport company commissioned with the delivery of goods or to the financial service provider, insofar as the transfer is necessary for the delivery of goods or for payment purposes.
The legal basis for the transfer of data is then Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO.
The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO.
In accordance with Art. 7 (3) DSGVO, you can revoke your consent to the sending of the newsletter at any time with effect for the future. To do so, you simply need to inform us of your revocation or click on the unsubscribe link contained in each newsletter.
Contact requests / contact option
If you contact us via contact form or e-mail, the data you provide will be used to process your request. The provision of the data is necessary for processing and answering your request – without their provision, we can not answer your request or at best limited.
The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO.
Your data will be deleted if your inquiry has been answered conclusively and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations, such as in the case of any subsequent contract processing.
User contributions, comments and ratings
We offer you the opportunity to publish questions, answers, opinions or ratings, hereinafter referred to as “contributions”, on our website. If you make use of this offer, we process and publish your contribution, date and time of submission as well as the pseudonym used by you, if applicable.
The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO. In accordance with Art. 7 (3) DSGVO, you can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. For this purpose, you only need to inform us of your revocation.
In addition, we also process your IP and e-mail address. The IP address is processed because we have a legitimate interest in initiating or supporting further steps if your contribution infringes the rights of third parties and/or it is otherwise illegal.
The legal basis in this case is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in the legal defense that may be necessary.
Subscription to contributions
If you publish contributions on our Internet pages, we also offer you the option of subscribing to any follow-up contributions by third parties. In order to be able to inform you about these follow-up contributions by e-mail, we process your e-mail address.
The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO. In accordance with Art. 7 (3) DSGVO, you can revoke your consent to this subscription at any time with effect for the future. To do so, you simply need to inform us of your revocation or click on the unsubscribe link contained in the respective email.
We use Google Analytics on our website. This is a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.
Through certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield (“EU-US Privacy Shield”)https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active
Google guarantees that the data protection requirements of the EU are also complied with when processing data in the USA.
The Google Analytics service is used to analyze the usage behavior of our website. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our website.
Usage and user-related information, such as IP address, location, time or frequency of visits to our website, is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, we use Google Analytics with the so-called anonymization function. Through this function, Google already shortens the IP address within the EU or EEA.
The data collected in this way is in turn used by Google to provide us with an evaluation of the visit to our website and the usage activities there. This data may also be used to provide other services related to the use of our website and the use of the Internet.
Google states that it will not associate your IP address with any other data. In addition, Google keeps athttps://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners
Google provides you with further information on data protection law, e.g. on the possibilities of preventing the use of data.
In addition, Google offers athttps://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
MailChimp – Newsletter
We offer you the opportunity to register for our free newsletter via our website.
For newsletter dispatch, we use MailChimp, a service of The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA, hereinafter referred to only as “The Rocket Science Group”.
By being certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield (“EU-US Privacy Shield”)https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active
The Rocket Science Group guarantees that the data protection requirements of the EU are also complied with when processing data in the USA. In addition, The Rocket Science Group offers athttp://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/
for further data protection information.
The newsletter subsequently sent via The Rocket Science Group also contains a so-called tracking pixel, also called “web beacon”. With the help of this tracking pixel, we can evaluate whether and when you have read our newsletter and whether you have followed any further links contained in the newsletter. In addition to other technical data, such as the data of your IT system and your IP address, the processed data is stored so that we can optimize our newsletter offer and respond to the wishes of the readers. The data is thus used to increase the quality and attractiveness of our newsletter offer.
The legal basis for the dispatch of the newsletter and the analysis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a.) DSGVO.
In accordance with Art. 7 (3) DSGVO, you can revoke your consent to the sending of the newsletter at any time with effect for the future. To do so, you simply need to inform us of your revocation or use the unsubscribe link contained in each newsletter.
We offer you the option to contact us directly via the integrated chatbot.
To record and process your data, we use Tawk.to, a service of Tawk.to Inc, 187 E Warm Springs Rd, SB298, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119, USA, hereinafter referred to only as “Tawk.to”.
Tawk.to guarantees that the data protection requirements of the EU are also complied with when processing data in the USA. In addition, Tawk.to offers a website at
For further data protection information.
The legal basis for sending the messages and a subsequent analysis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a.) DSGVO.
In accordance with Art. 7 (3) DSGVO, you can revoke your consent to the sending of messages at any time with effect for the future. To do so, you simply need to inform us of your revocation or click on the unsubscribe link contained in each message.