Personal data is information that can be used to identify a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This typically includes your name, e-mail address or telephone number. In addition, however, purely technical that can be traced back to a person must also be regarded as personal data.
Contact details of the data controller:
Telefon: +49 221 96275 0
Telefax: +49 221 96275 20
Contact details of our data protection officer:
On request, you have the right to obtain free information on your stored personal data. Additionally, you have the right to obtain the rectification of inaccurate personal data, the right to obtain a restriction of excessively processing of personal data as well as the right to obtain the erasure of unlawful processed personal data or data which is stored too long (as far as there are no legal obligations to store the data). Furthermore you have the right to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit those data to another controller (right to data portability).
Insofar you have also a right to object in individual processes this is dealt within the description of the individual process.
In order to exercise your rights you can write an e-mail to:
In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
Voluntary Provision of Data
Overview about the Processes
Personal data are processed on this website in the context of the following processes:
1. Contacting beeline
3. Google Analytics
When you contact us (for example by e-mail), the information provided by you will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and in the event that further questions arise.
The processing of personal data within the frame of contacting is based on Art 6 lit. f GDPR. According to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR the processing of personal data is lawful if the processing is necessary for the purpose of the legitimate interests pursued by us, except where such interests are overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms which require protection of personal data. Our legitimate interest consists in the provision of this website’s functions [if applicable, enter different interests, i.e. marketing]. You can object to this data processing at any time if there are reasons which exist in your particular situation and which speak against the data processing. In order to do so you can write an e-mail to the data protection officer.
The personal data stored within the scope of establishing contact will be deleted if the request has been completely clarified and it is also not to be expected that the concrete contacting will become relevant again in the future.
2. Server Logfiles
Each time you access the website, we automatically collect the following technical data, which can also be considered as personal data, as it contains your IP-Adress:
- User’s IP address
- Name of the requested website respectively the data file
- Date and time of the access
- Transferred data volume
- Report of successful retrieval
- Browser type and version
- User’s operating system
- The terminal deviced used by the usre, including MAC address
- Referrer-URL (the previously visited website)
This data is not combined with any other personal data that you actively provide on the website. We collect server log files for the purpose of administering the website and to be able to recognize and prevent unauthorized access.
The processing of personal data within the frame of the logfiles is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. According to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR the processing of personal data is lawful if the processing is necessary for the purpose of the legitimate interests pursued by us, except where such interests are overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms which require protection of personal data Our legitimate interest is in the easier administration and the ability to detect and track hacking. You can object to this data processing at any time if there are reasons which exist in your particular situation and which speak against the data processing. In order to do so you can write an e-mail to the data protection officer.
What is an IP address?
The IP address is a worldwide unique sing of numbers which is assigned to each device (e.g. smartphone, tablet, PC) connected to the Internet. The IP address depends on which Internet access your device is currently connected to the Internet. This can be the IP address that your Internet provider has assigned to you, for example, if you are connected to the Internet via your W-LAN at home. It can also be an IP address assigned to you by your mobile phone provider or the IP address of a provider of a public or private W-LAN or other Internet access. In its currently most common form (IPv4), the IP address consists of four number blocks. In most cases, as a private user, you will not use a constant IP address, as this is only temporarily assigned to you by your provider (so-called "dynamic IP address"). With a permanently assigned IP address (so-called "static IP address") a clear assignment of user data is easier in principle. Except for the purpose of tracking unauthorized access to our website, we do not use this data on a personal basis, but only evaluate on an anonymous basis which of our websites are favored, how many accesses are made daily and the like.
Our website already supports the new IPv6 addresses. If you already have an IPv6 address, you should also know the following: The IPv6 address consists of eight blocks of four. The first four blocks are, as with the entire IPv4 address, typically assigned dynamically by private users. However, the last four blocks of an IPv6 address (so-called "interface identifiers") are determined by the terminal device that you use to browse the website. Unless otherwise set in your operating system, the so-called MAC address is used for this. The MAC address is a type of serial number that is assigned uniquely for each IP-capable device worldwide. We do not store the last four blocks of your IPv6 address. We generally recommend that you activate the so-called "Privacy Extensions" on your terminal device in order to make the last four blocks of your IPv6 address more anonymous. Most common operating systems have a "Privacy Extensions" function, which, however, is not preset by default in some cases.
The Log Data is automatically deleted after 30 days[SA1] . We reserve the right to store Log Data longer, if there are facts which suggest that an illegal access has taken place (such as the attempt of hacking or a so-called DOS-attack).
1. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses several "cookies" to identify your browser.
Cookies are small text files which are stored on your terminal device by the browser used when you access our website. In this way you can "recognize" individual services of a website and "remember" which settings you have made. This serves on the one hand the user-friendliness of web pages and thus the users (e.g. storage of login data). Furthermore, cookies are used to collect statistical data on website use and to use the data thus obtained for analysis and advertising purposes.
The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, we have activated the IP anonymization function on this website so that Google will shorten your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area previously. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened 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 activities and to provide the website operator with further services associated with website use and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
The processing of personal data within the frame of Google Analytics is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a and lit. f GDPR. According to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR the processing of personal data is lawful if the processing is necessary for the purpose of the legitimate interests pursued by us, except where such interests are overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms which require protection of personal data. Our legitimate interest consists in analyses of website’s use. You can prevent the transmission of data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.