Personal data (usually referred to as “data” in the following) will only be processed by us to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its contents and the services offered there.
According to art. 4 point 1. Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the “DSGVO”), shall be deemed to be “processing” any transaction carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures or any such series of transactions in connection with personal data, such as the acquisition, collection, organization, sorting, storing, adaptation or modification, reading, querying, usage, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.
With the following data protection declaration we inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis of the processing of personal data, insofar as we decide either alone or together with others about the purposes and means of the processing. In addition, we inform you below about the third-party components we use for optimization purposes and to increase the quality of use, insofar as third parties process data as a result of this on their own responsibility.
I. Information about us as responsible persons
II. Rights of users and persons concerned
III. Information on data processing
Responsible provider of this website in the sense of data protection law is:
best way consulting GmbH
+49 (0) 260 160 100
Data protection officer at the provider is: Michael P. Schmitz
With a view to the data processing described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right to
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 the restriction of the processing which takes place on the basis of Articles 16, 17, para. 1, 18 DSGVO. However, this obligation shall not apply if such notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Notwithstanding this, the user has a right to get a list of these recipients.
Users and data subjects also have the right to object to the future processing of data concerning them in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO, provided that 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 permissible.
Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply, the deletion of the data does not conflict with any legal storage obligations and no other information on individual processing procedures is provided below.
For technical reasons, in particular to ensure a secure and stable Internet presence, data is transmitted to us or to our web space provider via your Internet browser. With these so-called server log files, the type and version of your Internet browser, the operating system, the website from which you switched to our Internet presence (referrer URL), the website(s) of our Internet presence that you visit, the date and time of the respective access as well as the IP address of the Internet connection from which our Internet presence is used are collected.
Such data collected in this way will be temporarily stored, but not together with other data of yours.
This data is stored 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 Internet presence.
The data will be deleted after 14 days at the latest, unless further storage is required for evidentiary purposes. Otherwise, all or part of the data will be excluded from deletion until an incident is finally resolved.
a) Session cookies
We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that are stored on your end device by the Internet browser you use. These cookies process certain information about you, such as your browser or location data or your IP address, 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 basket function.
The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit b.) DSGVO, insofar as these cookies process data for contract initiation or contract execution.
If the processing does not serve to initiate or process a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our Internet presence. The legal basis is then Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO.
When you close your Internet browser, these session cookies are deleted.
b) Third-party cookies
Please refer to the following information for details, in particular for the purposes and the legal basis of the processing of such third-party cookies.
Our website uses functions of the Google advertising analysis service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there for analysis purposes. Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both his website and his marketing measures. We have activated the IP-Anonymization function on our homepage. This will cause your IP address to be cut by Google within EU member states or in other signatory states to the European Economic Area Agreement prior to transmission to the USA. 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 compile reports on the website activities and to provide the website operator with further services connected with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. Objection to data collection You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to our website: TPL_BWC18_GA_DISABLE
c) Removal possibility
You can prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by setting your Internet browser. You can also delete cookies that have already been saved at any time. However, the steps and measures required depend on the Internet browser you are using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or documentation of your Internet browser or contact its manufacturer or support. With so-called flash cookies, however, processing cannot be prevented via the browser settings. Instead, you need to change the setting of your Flash player. The steps and measures required for this also depend on the flash player you are using. If you have any questions, please also use the help function or documentation of your Flash Player or contact the manufacturer or user support.
Should you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, however, this may lead to the fact that not all functions of our Internet presence are fully usable.
If you contact us via contact form or e-mail, the data you provide will be used to process your request. Providing the data is necessary for processing and answering your inquiry – without their provision we cannot answer your inquiry or, if necessary, only to a limited extent.
The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO.
Your data will be deleted if your inquiry has been finally answered and there is no legal obligation to keep your data safe, e.g. in the case of a possible subsequent contract processing.