I care about your privacy, just like I care about my own privacy. So here I’m going to explain how things work on my website, privacy-wise.
As always: If you’ve got any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me!
On RegineBecher.com, I share things about myself, about my projects and about the services and products I offer. In order to do all that, I need to process some data:
My server is hosted by a German company, and is physically located in a German data processing center. I have closed a data processing contract with the hosting provider according to German law, Art. 28 DSGVO.
What is personal data?
In simple terms: Personal data is information which is tied to your identity, i.e. to you as a person. This includes e.g. your real name, your address or your phone number.
Thus, non-personal data is all data which can not directly be connected with your identity, e.g. statistical data.
You can use a lot of stuff on this site without me learning who you are – most stuff, really. (Read on to learn which personal data might still be processed, though, and why.)
On the other hand, some things can only be used if you give me some of your personal data.
I mean, that’s pretty obvious, right? If you contact me and would like me to reply, I need to know your email or phone number.
Still, it seems that I have to warn you about this, tell you that it’s completely optional, and also add the disclaimer that if you don’t give me that data, you won’t be able to use these things. Well. You’ve been told.
When you visit this website (like right now), some data is transferred to my webserver, in particular your IP address. This is technically necessary in order for you to even see this page in your browser.
For legal or security reasons, my hosting provider can store such information in their log files. I don’t have any access to the server log files.
If you send me any emails, they will be processed and stored on my mail server and on local devices.
Non-encrypted emails can be read by other people – never put confidential information into a non-encrypted email. That’s a bit like sending it on a postcard…
I use contact forms in some places, and you can use them to send me a note.
Obviously, I need the data in these forms to process your request. It will be stored on my webserver, and (depending on your request) potentially also on local devices. If I reply by email, the emails will be processed and stored as explained above.
In decent human company, your rights should be pretty much self-evident… But to dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s, here we go:
You can, at any time, request information about your data which I’ve stored. You can also ask for a correction or completion of your data if it’s wrong or incomplete.
You can ask me to delete your personal data. Data for tax or accounting purposes, and data which I’m legally required to store, can only be deleted once the relevant timeframes are over, or once I’m done with the required processing.
You can ask me to transfer your data to other people.
You can complain with the responsible supervisory authority.
You can at any time revoke your consent for data processing and storage which you’ve given to me, with effect for the future.
And you can, at any time, object to the future usage of your data, in particular with regards to direct marketing.
In simple terms translated, this means:
Get in touch with me if you have any questions, concerns, or if you need help regarding your data – I’ll be happy to help. If you’d like to have any data deleted, or if you don’t want me to use your data any longer, get in touch, too. I’ll be happy to do that (unless I need to store it e.g. for legal reasons). Of course, you still have the option to complain to the relevant authorities.
But as I said, in a decent human contact, all of this should be self-evident…
Responsible with regards to privacy is
Dr. Regine Becher
Phone: +49 (0)7248 / 926713
Well, that was plain and simple, wasn’t it? 😉
Last updated: Jan 23th, 2020