Data protection

Data protection

Purpose of this homepage is the information about Auctority GmbH and its services.

You are welcome to contact us via the contact form or via the provided e-mail address. Of course, you can also sign up for our newsletter. When you visit our site and also when using the contact form and subscribing to the newsletter, data will be collected from you. Which data are in detail and in which way these are stored and processed depends mainly on your usage behavior on our homepage. It may not be possible for all parts of the following information to apply to you. For all collected data applies: As much as necessary, as little as possible.

The important things first: The responsible person for this homepage and its contents in the sense of the basic data protection regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is

Randolf Jessl
Managing Director
Auctority GmbH Engelbergerstr. 19
79106 Freiburg i. Br. Phone: +49 (0) 7 61 – 76 99 88 00

About the functions and data collections:

  1. Provision of the website and creation of log files

Scope of data processing Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer. cookies Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or the Internet browser on the user’s computer system. If the user calls up a website, a cookie can be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows a clear identification of the browser when the website is called up again. If cookies are used, so to make our website user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the called browser can also be identified after a page break. The following data is stored and transmitted in cookies:

  • your IP address
  • Websites from which you access our website
  • Websites that you visit from our website
  • Date and time of access
  • Information about the browser you are using and its version
  • The operating system you are using
  • your internet provider

In this way (cookies) collected user data are pseudonymized by technical precautions. Therefore, an assignment of the data to call the user is no longer possible. The data will not be stored together with personal data of the users. When you visit our website, users are informed, when using cookies, by an information banner about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and referred to this privacy policy. In this context, there is also an indication as to how a storage of cookies in the browser settings can be prevented. technically necessary cookies Some features of our website may not be offered or may not be offered properly without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after the page break. We require cookies for the following applications:

  • log-in information
  • Language setting

The user data collected through technically necessary cookies will not be used to create user profiles. technically unnecessary cookies The use of technically unnecessary cookies is done to improve the quality of our website and its content. Analytics cookies (google analytics) tell us how the site is being used, so we can continually optimize our offerings. In that regard, the legitimate interest in the processing of personal data under Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR is to be answered in the affirmative.


Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google inc. (Google). Google Analytics also uses cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the website by our website visitors. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the website by the website visitors are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. On our website, however, the code “anonymizelp” is used, which uses a so-called “IP masking”, so that the IP addresses of the website visitors are recorded anonymized and shortened. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. In our order, Google uses this information to evaluate for us the use of this website by the website visitors. Google will compile reports on website activity in order to provide us with other services related to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by Google Analytics within the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data provided by Google.

disposal options

The storage of cookies can be prevented by a corresponding setting in the browser software of your computer. However, we point out that in this case not all functions of our website may be fully exploited.

Furthermore, the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to the use of the website (including the IP address of the website visitor) to Google and the processing of this data by Google can be prevented by using the link below (https: / / is downloaded and installed on the available browser plug-in.

Legal basis for data processingIn the event that IP addresses are stored with log files, the legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Even if there is no storage of IP addresses and log files, the aforementioned legal basis applies to the temporary storage of data.

Purpose of data processing

A temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to allow delivery of the website to the computer of the user. To do this, the user’s IP address must be kept for the duration of the session. When storing IP addresses in log files, the storage is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology system. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context. Also in this respect lies our legitimate interest in data processing in the context of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVL.

Duration of storage

The data will of course be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of the survey. In the case of collecting the data for providing the website, this is the case when the respective session is completed. In the case of storage of IP addresses in log files, the deletion of the data takes place at the latest after 7 days. Further protection is possible, in this case the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the called client is no longer possible. Data collected for google analytics will be deleted immediately as part of anonymization.


  1. Contact form and email contact

Content and scope of data processing

On our website a contact form is available, which you can use for electronic contact. If a user accepted this option, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and saved. These data are:

  • name of sender (required)
  • Company (voluntary)
  • Email address of sender (required)
  • the content of your message (required)

At the time of sending the message, the following data is also stored:

  • the IP address of the user
  • Date and time usage

For the processing of the data in the context of the sending process your consent is obtained and referred to this privacy statement.

Alternatively, a contact via the provided email address is possible. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted with the e-mail address will be stored.

A transfer of these personal data to third parties does not take place. The data is used exclusively for editing the conversation.

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the data processing of the data is in the presence of the consent of the user Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR.

If the e-mail contact aims to conclude a contract, then additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Purpose of data processingThe processing of personal data from the input mask only serves to process the contact. In the case of contact via email, this also includes the required legitimate interest in the processing of the data. The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. Duration of storageThe data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. For the personal data from the input form of the contact form and those sent by email, this is the case when the conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been finally clarified.The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted at the latest after a period of 7 days. DisagreementThe user currently has the option to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data. If the user contacts us via email or via the contact form, he may object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, however, the conversation can not continue.The objection to the data processing can be communicated in the message field of the contact form. Alternatively, the disagreement can also be communicated in writing or by email. All personal data stored in the course of contacting will be deleted in this case.

  1. Newsletter

With the following information, we will inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, shipping and statistical evaluation procedures as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the procedures described. Purpose of data processing We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter “newsletter”) only with the consent of the recipient or a legal permission. Insofar as the contents of a newsletter are concretely described, they are authoritative for the consent of the users. Incidentally, our newsletters contain information about ideas and information about Stampin ‘Up! (this may include references to blog posts, lectures or workshops, our services or online presence). The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. That After registration, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with external e-mail addresses. The registration for the newsletter will be logged in order to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the login and the confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Similarly, the changes to your data stored with MailChimp will be logged.

The newsletter is distributed via “MailChimp”, a newsletter shipping platform of Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave # 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

The e-mail addresses of our Newsletter recipients, as well as their other information described in these notes, are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletters on our behalf. Furthermore, MailChimp may, according to its own information, use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of the shipping and the presentation of the newsletter or for economic purposes, to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write them down or to pass them on to third parties. We rely on the reliability, IT and data security of MailChimp. MailChimp is certified under the US-EU privacy shield “Privacy Shield” and is committed to complying with EU data protection requirements. Furthermore, we have concluded a data processing agreement with MailChimp. This is a contract in which MailChimp pledges to protect the data of our users, to process it in accordance with its privacy policy on our behalf and, in particular, not to disclose it to third parties. The privacy policy of MailChimp can be viewed here.To subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to enter your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to provide your first and last name. This information is only for the personalization of the newsletter. We only use this information to adapt the content of the newsletter to the interests of our readers.

The newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon”, i. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the MailChimp server when the newsletter is opened. This call will initially collect technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval. This information is used to improve the technical performance of services based on their specifications or audience and their reading habits, based on their locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times. Statistical surveys also include determining if the newsletters will be opened, when they will be opened and which links will be clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our desire nor that of MailChimp to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users. There are cases in which we direct the newsletter recipients to the MailChimp websites. For example, Our newsletters contain a link that allows newsletter recipients to retrieve newsletters online (for example, in the case of display problems in the e-mail program). Furthermore, newsletter recipients can store their data, such as correct the e-mail address later. Similarly, the privacy policy of MailChimp is only available on their page. In this context, we pointed out that on the websites of MailChimp cookies are used and thus personal data processed by MailChimp, their partners and service providers used (such as Google Analytics). We have no influence on this data collection. For more information, see the privacy policy of MailChimp. Please also refer to the possibility of objecting to the data collection for advertising purposes on the websites and (for the European area).


You can terminate the receipt of our newsletter at any time, ie. Revoke your consent. At the same time, your consent to sending it via MailChimp and the statistical analyzes expire. A separate revocation of the dispatch via MailChimp or the statistical evaluation is unfortunately not possible. A link to cancel the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter. If you make use of the option to revoke your consent to data storage, we will also cease to send the newsletter to you. All personal data will be deleted in this case.

Legal basis for data processing

In accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), which will apply from 25 May 2018, we inform you that the consents to the sending of e-mail addresses on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, 7 DSGVO and § 7 (2) no. 3 and (3) UWG. The use of the mail service provider MailChimp, carrying out the statistical surveys and analyzes as well as logging the registration process, are based on our legitimate interests in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. We are interested in using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves both our business interests and the expectations of our users.

  1. Rights of the persons concerned

If your personal data are processed by us, you are a victim within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights to the person responsible:

4.1 Right of information

You may ask the person in charge to confirm if personal data concerning you is processed by us.If such processing is available, you can request information from the person responsible about the following information:1. the purposes for which the personal data are processed;2. the categories of personal data that are processed;3. the recipients or the categories of recipients to whom the personal data relating to you have been disclosed or are still being disclosed;4. the planned duration of the storage of your personal data or, if specific information is not available, criteria for determining the duration of storage;5. the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, a right to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;6. the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;7. all available information on the origin of the data if the personal data is not collected from the data subject;8. the existence of automated decision-making including profiling under Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information about the logic involved, and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject. You have the right to request information about whether your personal information relates to a third country or an international organization. In this connection, you can request the appropriate guarantees in accordance with. Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer.

4.2 Right of rectification

You have a right to rectification and / or completion to the controller, if the personal data you process is incorrect or incomplete. The responsible person must make the correction without delay.

4.3 Right of restriction of processing

You may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under the following conditions:1. if you deny the accuracy of your personal information for a period of time that enables the controller to verify the accuracy of your personal information;2. the processing is unlawful and you refuse the deletion of the personal data and instead demand the restriction of the use of the personal data;3. the person responsible no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you need them for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims, or4. if you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and it is not yet certain whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible prevail over your reasons.If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, this data may only be used with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest Union or a Member State. If the limitation of the processing after the o.g. If conditions are restricted, you will be informed by the person in charge before the restriction is lifted.

4.4 Rights of cancellation
  1. Obligation to delete
    You may require the controller to delete your personal information without delay, and the controller is required to delete that information immediately if one of the following is true: aa) Your personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed. bb) You revoke your consent to the processing gem. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. DSGVO and there is no other legal basis for processing. cc) You gem gem. Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO objection to the processing and there are no prior justifiable reasons for the processing, or you lay gem. Art. 21 para. 2 DSGVO Opposition to processing. dd) Your personal data has been processed unlawfully. ee) The deletion of personal data concerning you is required to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject. ff) The personal data concerning you were collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 (1) GDPR.
  2.  Information to third parties
    If the person in charge has made the personal data concerning you public and is acc. Article 17 (1) of the GDPR, it shall take appropriate measures, including technical means, to inform data controllers who process the personal data that you have been identified as being affected, taking into account available technology and implementation costs Persons requesting deletion of all links to such personal data or of copies or replications of such personal data.
  1. Exceptions

The right to erasure does not exist if the processing is necessaryaa)to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;bb)to fulfill a legal obligation required by the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject, or to carry out a task of public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller;cc)for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 (2) lit. h and i and Art. 9 (3) GDPR;dd)for archival purposes of public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes acc. Article 89 (1) GDPR, to the extent that the law referred to in subparagraph (a) is likely to render impossible or seriously affect the achievement of the objectives of that processing, oree)to assert, exercise or defend legal claims

4.5 Right of information

If you have the right of rectification, erasure or restriction of processing to the controller, he / she is obliged to notify all recipients to whom your personal data have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing, unless: this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.   You have a right to the person responsible to be informed about these recipients.

4.6 Right of Data Portability

You have the right to receive personally identifiable information you provide to the controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transfer this data to another person without hindrance by the person responsible for providing the personal data, provided that a) the processing on a consent acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a DSGVO or on a contract acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO is based and b) the processing is done using automated procedures. In exercising this right, you also have the right to obtain that your personal data relating to you are transmitted directly from one person to another, insofar as this is technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons may not be affected. The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the controller.

4.7 Right to object

You have the right at any time, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, against the processing of your personal data, which pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f DSGVO takes an objection; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.The controller will then no longer process the personal data relating to you unless he can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is intended to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.If the personal data relating to you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct mail.If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.Regardless of Directive 2002/58 / EC, you have the option, in the context of the use of information society services, of exercising your right to object through automated procedures that use technical specifications.

4.8 Right to revoke the data protection consent declaration

You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

4.9 Automated decision on a case-by-case basis, including profiling

You have the right not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – that will have legal effect or similarly affect you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decisiona)is required for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the controller,(b) is permitted by Union or Member State legislation to which the controller is subject, and where such legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, orc)with your express consent.However, these decisions must not be based on special categories of personal data under Art. 9 (1) GDPR, unless Art. 9 (2) lit. a or g DSGVO applies and reasonable measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests.With regard to the cases referred to in a) and c), the person responsible shall take appropriate measures to uphold the rights and freedoms and their legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the controller, to express his or her own position and to challenge it heard of the decision.

4.10 Right to complain to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of its residence, place of work or place of alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of the personal data concerning you is against the DSGVO violates.The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been submitted shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Article 78 of the GDPR.

Competent supervisory authority
The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Königstrasse 10 a
70173 Stuttgart
PO Box 10 29 32
70025 Stuttgart

Tel .: 0711 / 615541-0
FAX: 0711 / 615541-15


Freiburg, May 2018