Privacy policy

In the following, we will inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data by our company in accordance with the legal requirements of data protection law (in particular in accordance with BDSG n.F. and the European Data Protection Basic Regulation 'DS-GVO'). This data protection declaration also applies to our websites and social media profiles. With regard to the definition of terms such as "personal data" or "processing" we refer to Art. 4 DS-GVO.

Name and contact data of the responsible person(s)
Our responsible person(s) (hereinafter "responsible person") within the meaning of Art. 4 fig. 7 DS-GVO is:

F209 GmbH
Zentstraße 4
E-mail address:

Types of data, purposes of processing and categories of data subjects

Below we inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of personal data.

1. types of data that we process
Usage data (access times, websites visited etc.), communication data (IP address etc.)

2. purposes of processing pursuant to Art. 13 para. 1 c) DS-GVO
Technical and economic optimisation of the website, easy access to the website, optimisation and statistical evaluation of our services, improvement of the user experience, user-friendly design of the website, uninterrupted and secure operation of our website

3. categories of data subjects pursuant to Art. 13 para. 1 e) DS-GVO
Visitor/user of the website

The data subjects are collectively referred to as "users".

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

In the following we inform you about the legal basis of the processing of personal data:

  1. If we have obtained your consent for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a) DS-GVO is the legal basis.
  2. If the processing is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, which take place at your request, Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b) DS-GVO is the legal basis.
  3. If the processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which we are subject (e.g. legal storage obligations), Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c) DS-GVO is the legal basis.
  4. If the processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person, Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. d) DS-GVO is the legal basis.
  5. If processing is necessary to safeguard our interests or the legitimate interests of a third party and your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms do not prevail in this respect, Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) DS-GVO is the legal basis.

Disclosure of personal data to third parties and contract processors

Without your consent we do not pass on any data to third parties. Should this nevertheless be the case, then the passing on takes place on the basis of the aforementioned legal bases, e.g. with the passing on of data to on-line payment offerers for the fulfilment of contract or due to judicial arrangement or due to a legal obligation to the publication of the data for the purpose of the criminal prosecution, to the danger defence or to the penetration of the rights at the mental property.
We also use contract processors (external service providers, e.g. for the web hosting of our websites and databases) to process your data. If data is passed on to contract processors within the framework of an agreement on order processing, this is always done in accordance with Art. 28 DS-GVO. We select our contract processors carefully, check them regularly and have been granted the right to issue instructions with regard to the data. In addition, the contract processors must have taken appropriate technical and organisational measures and comply with the data protection regulations according to BDSG n.F. and DS-GVO.

Transfer of data to third countries

The adoption of the European Data Protection Basic Regulation (DS-GVO) created a uniform basis for data protection in Europe. Your data will therefore mainly be processed by companies for which the DS-GVO applies. Should processing by third parties take place outside the European Union or the European Economic Area, they must comply with the special requirements of Art. 44 et seq. of the Data Protection Act. DS-GVO. This means that the processing takes place on the basis of special guarantees, such as the official recognition by the EU Commission of a data protection level corresponding to the EU or the observance of officially recognised special contractual obligations, the so-called "standard contractual clauses". For US companies, submission to the so-called "Privacy Shield", the data protection agreement between the EU and the USA, fulfils these requirements.

Deletion of data and storage period

Unless otherwise expressly stated in this data protection declaration, your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for which it was stored no longer applies, unless its further storage is necessary for the purposes of proof or statutory storage obligations stand in the way of this. This includes, for example, obligations under commercial law to retain business letters in accordance with § 257 (1) HGB (6 years) as well as obligations under tax law to retain documents in accordance with § 147 (1) AO (10 years). If the prescribed retention period expires, your data will be blocked or deleted, unless storage is still necessary for the conclusion of a contract or for the fulfilment of the contract.

Existence of an automated decision-making process

We do not use automatic decision making or profiling.

Provision of our website and creation of logfiles
  1. If you only use our website for information purposes (i.e. no registration and no other transmission of information), we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data: • IP address;
    • Internet service provider of the user;
    • Date and time of access;
    • Browser type;
    • Language and browser version;
    • Content of the retrieval;
    • Time zone;
    • Access status/HTTP status code;
    • Volume of data;
    • Websites from which the request comes;
    • Operating system.
    This information will not be stored with any other personally identifiable information about you.

  2. This data is used for the purpose of user-friendly, functional and secure delivery of our website to you with functions and contents as well as their optimisation and statistical evaluation.

  3. The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit. f) DS-GVO, which also lies in the above purposes.

  4. For security reasons, we store this data in server log files for the storage period of days. After expiry of this period, these will be deleted automatically, unless we require their storage for evidence purposes in the event of attacks on the server infrastructure or other legal infringements.

Google Analytics
  1. We have integrated the website analysis tool "Google Analytics" (Google Ireland Limited, Register No.: 368047, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) on our website.

  2. When you visit our website, Google places a cookie on your computer so that we can analyse how you use our website. The data collected is transferred to the USA and stored there. If personal information is transferred to the United States, Google's certification under the Privacy Shield Agreement ( guarantees compliance with European data protection legislation.

  3. We have activated IP anonymisation "anonymizeIP", which means that IP addresses are only processed in shortened form. On this website, Google will therefore shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to and truncated by Google on servers in the United States. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage for the person responsible. In addition, we have activated the cross-device analysis of website visitors, which is carried out via a so-called user ID. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. The use of Google Analytics serves the purpose of analysing, optimising and improving our website.

  4. The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit. f) DS-GVO, which also lies in the above purposes.

  5. The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs are automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month.

  6. You can find further information on data use at Google Analytics here: (Terms of use of Analytics), (Notes on data protection at Analytics) and Google's data protection declaration

  7. Objection and "opt-out": You can generally prevent cookies from being saved on your hard drive by selecting "do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. However, this can result in a functional limitation of our offers. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website and Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

  8. As an alternative to the browser plugin above, you can prevent Google Analytics from capturing data by clicking PLATZHALTER. The click sets an "opt-out" cookie that prevents your data from being collected when you visit this website in the future. This cookie is only valid for our website and your current browser and will only last until you delete your cookies. In this case you would have to set the cookie again.

  9. You can deactivate the cross-device user analysis in your Google account under "My data > personal data".

Presence in social media
  1. We maintain profiles or fan pages in social media in order to communicate with the users who are connected and registered there and to inform them about our products, offers and services. The US providers are certified according to the so-called Privacy Shield and are therefore obliged to comply with European data protection laws. When you use and call up our profile in the respective network, the respective data protection notices and terms of use of the respective network apply.

  2. We process the information that you send to us through these networks in order to communicate with you and respond to your messages there.

  3. The legal basis for the processing of personal data is our justified interest in communication with users and our external presentation for the purpose of advertising in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) DS-GVO. If you have given the person responsible for the social network permission to process your personal data, the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a) and Art. 7 DS-GVO.

  4. The data protection information, information and opt-out options of the respective networks can be found here:

    Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA) - Privacy policy:, Opt-Out:, Privacy Shield:

    LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland) – Privacy policy:, Cookie-Richtlinie und Opt-Out:, Privacy Shield of the US company LinkedIn Inc.:

Rights of the data subject
  1. Objection or revocation against the processing of your data

    If the processing is based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a), Art. 7 DS-GVO, you have the right to revoke this consent at any time. This does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until revoked.

    If we base the processing of your personal data on the weighing of interests pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) DS-GVO, you may object to the processing. This is the case if the processing is in particular not necessary for the fulfilment of a contract with you, which is described by us in the following description of the functions. In the event of such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will examine the situation and either discontinue or adapt the data processing or point out our compelling reasons worthy of protection on the basis of which we will continue the processing.

    You can object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time. You can exercise your right of objection free of charge. You can inform us about your advertising objection under the following contact data:

    F209 GmbH
    Zentstraße 4
    69124 Heidelberg
    E-mail address:

  2. Right of access
    You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data concerning you will be processed. If this is the case, you have the right to information about your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 15 DS-GVO. This includes in particular information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the origin of your data, unless it has been collected directly from you.

  3. Right to rectification
    You have the right to have incorrect data corrected or correct data completed in accordance with Art. 16 DS-GVO.

  4. Right to deletion
    You have a right to deletion of your data stored with us according to Art. 17 DS-GVO, unless legal or contractual retention periods or other legal obligations or rights to further storage oppose this.

  5. Right to restriction
    You have the right to demand a restriction on the processing of your personal data if one of the conditions in Art. 18 para. 1 lit. a) to d) DS-GVO is fulfilled:
    • If you dispute the accuracy of the personally identifiable information about you for a period of time that allows the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personally identifiable information;

    • the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data;

    • the data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or

    • if you have lodged an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DS-GVO and it has not yet been determined whether the justified reasons of the data controller outweigh your reasons.

  6. Right to data transferability
    You have a right to data transfer in accordance with Art. 20 DS-GVO, which means that you can receive the personal data we store about you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or request that it be transferred to another responsible person.

  7. right of appeal
    You have the right to appeal to a regulatory agency. As a general rule, you can lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which you are staying, at your place of work or at the place where the alleged infringement was committed.

Data security

In order to protect all personal data transmitted to us and to ensure that we and our external service providers comply with data protection regulations, we have taken appropriate technical and organisational security measures. This is why all data between your browser and our server is encrypted using a secure SSL connection.

Status: 26.09.2019

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