Privacy Policy Discourse

We take the protection of your personal data seriously. Lightcurve GmbH is committed to data avoidance and data thriftiness. We treat your personal data confidentiality and according to the legal data protection regulations, as well as these data protection regulations.

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A. Responsible:

The person responsible for the collection and use of personal data in the context of this website is:

Responsible:

Lightcurve GmbH (℅ WeWork)
Represented by Maximilian Kordek & Oliver Beddows
Eichhorn Str. 3
10785 Berlin
Germany

Data Protection Officer:
Mr. Silvan Jongerius
TechGDPR DPC Ltd.
Rheinsbergerstrasse 76/77
10115 Berlin
Germany
T: +49 (0)30 5490 8661

B. General provisions on data processing:

I. Data processed

We collect information from you when you register on our site and gather data when you participate in the forum by reading, writing, and evaluating the content shared here.

When registering on our site, you may be asked to enter your name and e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site without registering. Your e-mail address will be verified by an email containing a unique link. If that link is visited, we know that you control the e-mail address.

When registered and posting, we record the IP address that the post originated from.

II. Persons concerned

Visitors and registered users of the online offer (hereinafter referred to collectively as "users").

III. Purpose of processing

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • Provision of the online offer, its functions and contents.
  • Answering contact requests and communicating with users.
  • Security measures.
  • Range measurement/marketing.

IV. Terms

For the terms used (e.g. "personal data", "processing", "pseudonymisation", "profiling", "person responsible" and "processor") we refer to Art. 4 GDPR.

V. Legal basis for processing

In summary, the data processing by us is based on the following legal bases depending on the respective circumstances:

  • Fulfilment of our contractual obligation (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR).
  • Legal obligations, in particular storage obligations (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. c GDPR).
  • Overriding legitimate interest on our part (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR).
  • Consents (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR).

C. Your rights

I. Rights of data subjects

You have the following rights under the statutory provisions:

You have the right to request information from the person responsible with regard to the processing of personal data (Art. 15 GDPR), to have incorrect personal data concerning you corrected (Art. 16 GDPR) and, in particular, to exercise your right to cancellation ("right to be forgotten") (Art. 17 GDPR). In addition, you may request that the processing be restricted (Art. 18 GDPR) and that the data be preserved and transferred to another responsible party (Art. 20 GDPR).

If you are of the opinion that we disregard data protection regulations, you can complain to a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR). The competent 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.

II. Right of revocation and objection

You may revoke consents granted (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR) pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR with effect for the future.

You may object to the future processing of the data concerning you pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR at any time, provided that it was collected on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR and there are no compelling legitimate reasons to the contrary.

D. Deletion, limited processing and storage

All data will be deleted within a reasonable period of time once the purposes for which they were collected have been achieved. This is subject to regular review.

The direct deletion is regularly opposed by legal storage obligations, in particular §§ 147 para. 1 AO, 257 para. 1 No. 1 and 4, para. 4 HGB (10 years) and § 257 para. 1 No. 2 and 3, para. 4 HGB (6 years).

If the data are not deleted because they are required for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing will be restricted with the result that the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes.

E. Scope of data collected

I. Server Log Files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits. The following data is temporarily stored by the web server when you visit the provider’s website and until it is automatically deleted:

  • Browser type/ browser version* used operating system* IP address
  • Date and time of access* Referrer URL* Transferred amount of data
  • Message as to whether the call was successful
  • Website from which access is gained
  • Name of the Internet access provider

The provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluations, for the purpose of operating and providing its service, as well as for the security and optimization of the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to subsequently check the log data if there are concrete indications of justified suspicion of illegal use.

The basis for the legality of the collection of this data is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, as well as your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR by using this website.

II. Calling up the website and cookies

When you visit our website, we collect your usage data. This is necessary in order to be able to present the offer at all or in the respective form and with corresponding performance.

We, as well as third parties commissioned by us, use cookies. This is information that is transferred from our web server or third party web servers to the user’s web browser and stored there for later retrieval. Cookies are used, for example, to enable full use of the online offer and to improve and personalise the online offer by the website operator automatically receiving certain data about your terminal device and the Internet connection. Cookies are stored on your computer. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. You can view the storage time of a stored cookie in your system. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser during your next visit. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, accept cookies for certain cases or generally exclude them, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. You will find the settings for deactivation in the system settings of your browser or terminal device.

The basis for the legality of the collection of this data is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, as well as your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR by using this website.

III. Contact

If you contact us, e.g. by e-mail or telephone, your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and answer your enquiry.

Personal data is collected and processed in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR. Insofar as the collection of contact data serves to fulfil the contract, the legal basis for processing the data is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR.

User data may be stored in a customer relationship management system ("CRM system") or a comparable inquiry organization.

As soon as the data is no longer required for the enquiry, it will be deleted. Every two years, the necessity of the rest is checked, while maintaining the legal storage obligations.

F. Scope of data collected by third parties

I. Relationship with processors and third parties

Insofar as we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors or third parties) within the scope of our processing, transfer them to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this shall only take place on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if a transfer of the data to third parties is necessary for the performance of the contract pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR), you have consented to it, a legal obligation provides for it or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).

If we commission third parties with the processing of data on the basis of a so-called "data processing agreement", this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR.

II. Transfers to third countries

The processing of data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or the use of third-party services or the disclosure or transfer of data to third parties will only take place if it is done to fulfil (pre)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or allow the data to be processed in a third country only if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. GDPR.

At present, we use service providers in the USA who have undertaken to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework). By calling up the website, it is possible to call up the status of the respective service provider and further information by means of a search function.

We also transfer data to Switzerland which was found to have an adequate level of protection for personal data under European Commission Decision 2000/518/EC of 26 July 2000.

III. Transmission to third parties: Hosting, Analytics and Social Media

We will only transfer personal data to third parties if users have given their consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR or if we have a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. The use of third-party services is in line with our legitimate interest in the analysis and improvement of our services. Our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR for the use of social networks lies in advertising and increasing awareness.

1. Hosting

We use external hosting services for our online services. When you visit our website, these providers receive your usage data.