Data protection

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Bite AG offers comprehensive information to contract partners, customers, and others interested via its website www.disponic.de. In this context, we attach particular importance to the confidential and secure handling of your personal data and the data of your company.

The following data protection declaration is the basis of our actions and an integral part of our business relationship with customers, others interested, and third parties. Due to legal and technical changes, we adapt the data protection declaration if necessary. The latest version of the data protection declaration published on the website is valid in each case.

1. Name and address of the body responsible for data processing
The body responsible in terms of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union, and other regulations relating to data protection is:

Bite AG
Im Köller 3
70794 Filderstadt
Germany
Phone: +49 711 380155 00
Fax: +49 711 380155 102
E-mail: info@bite.de
Website: www.bite.de

2. Name and address of the data protection officer
The data protection officer responsible for the processing of data is:
Dirk Janthur
Datenschutzberatung Janthur GmbH
Hedelfinger Straße 12
73734 Esslingen
Germany
Phone: +49 711 71530104
dirk.janthur@janthur.net

3. Use of cookies
The internet pages of Bite AG use cookies. Cookies are data stored by the Internet browser on the user’s computer system. The cookies can be transmitted to a page when it is accessed, thus enabling the user to be identified. Cookies help to simplify the use of Internet pages for the user.

It is possible at any time to object to the setting of cookies by changing the settings on your Internet browser accordingly. Cookies that have been set can be deleted. We would like to point out that if cookies are deactivated, it is possible that not all functions of our website can be used to the full extent.

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4. Creation of log files

Bite AG collects data and information through an automated system each time the website is accessed. These are stored in the log files of the server. The following data can thus be collected:
(1) Information about the browser type and the version used
(2) The user’s operating system
(3) The Internet service provider of the user
(4) The IP address of the user
(5) Date and time of access
(6) Websites from which the user’s system accesses our website (referrer)
(7) Websites accessed by the user’s system via our website

The processing of the data serves to deliver the contents of our website, to ensure the functionality of our information technology systems, and to optimize our website. The data of the log files are always stored separately from other personal data of the users.

5. Analysis tools
Bite AG uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”: text files that are stored on your computer, which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties when required to do so by law, or when such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Under no circumstances will Google associate your IP address with other Google data. You may disable the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

6. Links and contents on pages of third parties
On the Internet pages, you will find links to offers of third parties. Bite AG cannot assume any liability for these pages and the respective handling of personal data.

Disclaimer: In its decision of May 12, 1998, the State Court of Hamburg ruled that the inclusion of a link may entail joint responsibility for the content of the linked page. According to the state court, this can only be prevented by expressly distancing oneself from these contents. Bite AG has linked other pages on the Internet. The following applies to all these links: Bite AG expressly declares that Bite AG has no influence whatsoever on the design and content of the pages linked. Therefore, Bite AG hereby expressly distances itself from all contents of all linked pages on the website, and does not endorse these contents as its own. This declaration applies to all links displayed on the website, as well as to all contents of the pages to which the banners, buttons and links visible on Bite AG’s website direct users.

7. SSL encryption
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons, and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests you send to us as a site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://”, and by the lock sign in your browser line. If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

8. Registration on our website
If the data subject makes use of the opportunity to register on the website of the data controller by providing personal data, the data in the respective input form are transmitted to the person responsible for the processing. The data will be stored exclusively for internal use by the person responsible for the processing.

During this registration process, the IP address of the user as well as the date and time of the registration are stored. This is done in order to prevent any abuse of the services. The data will not be passed on to third parties. The only exception is when there is a legal obligation to pass on the data.

The registration of the data is necessary for providing contents or services. Registered persons have the possibility to delete or modify the data stored at any time. The person concerned receives information about the personal data stored about him or her at any time.

9. Newsletter
If you subscribe to the newsletter of our company, the data in the respective input mask will be transmitted to the person responsible for processing it. When registering for the newsletter, the IP address of the user as well as the date and time of registration are stored. This is done in order to prevent any abuse of the services or the e-mail address of the person concerned. The data will not be passed on to third parties. An exception exists if there is a legal obligation to pass on the data. The data will be used exclusively for delivering the newsletter. The subscription of the newsletter can be cancelled by the person concerned at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data can also be revoked at any time. For this purpose, each newsletter contains a corresponding link.

10. Ways to contact us

On the website of Bite AG, there is a contact form that can be used for contacting us electronically. Alternatively, contact can be established via the e-mail address provided. If the person concerned contacts the person responsible for processing the data via one of these channels, the personal data transmitted by the person concerned will be stored automatically. The data is stored solely for the purpose of being processed, or to contact the person concerned. The data will not be passed on to third parties.

In this case, personal data is provided voluntarily. Bite AG has taken all technical and organizational measures to ensure that this data is also secure. Nevertheless, please be very careful with your details anyway, and do not transmit any sensitive data, such as your bank details, via the contact form.

11. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The person responsible for the processing data will only process and store the personal data of the person concerned for as long as is necessary to achieve the purpose of storage. In addition, the data may be stored if this is stipulated by European or national legislation in Union regulations, laws, or other provisions to which the person responsible for processing is subject.

As soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies, or a storage period stipulated by the above provisions expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or deleted.

12. Use of  social plugins
Facebook plugins

On our pages, plugins of the social network Facebook are integrated, the provider being Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our website. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thus receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the “Like” button on Facebook while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visiting our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or its use by Facebook. Further information on this subject can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy at https://facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate visits to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

XING plugins

On our page, we have added a plugin from XING – XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the XING server. This way, XING obtains the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the XING button while being logged into your XING account, you can link the contents of our pages to your XING profile. This enables XING to associate your visit to our pages with your user account.

We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by XING. Further information on this subject can be found in XING’s privacy policy at https://www.privacy.xing.com/en.

If you do not want XING to be able to associate visits to our pages with your XING user account, please log out of your XING user account.

Twitter plugins

On our page, we have added a plugin from Twitter – Twitter International Company One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07, Ireland.

When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Twitter server. This way, Twitter obtains the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Twitter button while being logged into your Twitter account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Twitter profile. This enables Twitter to associate your visit to our pages with your user account.

We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. Further information on this subject can be found in Twitter’s privacy policy at https://www.twitter.com/privacy.

If you do not want Twitter to be able to associate visits to our pages with your Twitter user account, please log out of your Twitter user account.

Google+ plugins

On our page, we have added a plugin from Google+ – Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Google+ server. This way, Google+ obtains the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Google+ button while being logged into your Google+ account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Google+ profile. This enables Google+ to associate your visit to our pages with your user account.

We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Google+. Further information on this subject can be found in Google+’s privacy policy at https://www.policies.google.com/privacy.

If you do not want Google+ to be able to associate visits to our pages with your Google+ user account, please log out of your Google+ user account.

YouTube plugins

On our page, we have added a plugin from YouTube – YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the YouTube server. This way, YouTube obtains the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the YouTube button while being logged into your YouTube account, you can link the contents of our pages to your YouTube profile. This enables YouTube to associate your visit to our pages with your user account.

We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by YouTube. Further information on this subject can be found in YouTube’s privacy policy at https://www.policies.google.com/privacy.

If you do not want YouTube to be able to associate visits to our pages with your YouTube user account, please log out of your YouTube user account.

13. Rights of the data subject
If personal data is processed by you, you are the data subject as defined by the GDPR, and you are entitled to the following rights vis-à-vis the person responsible:
You can assert all rights against the company according to the contact data in point 1, or against our data protection officer according to the contact data in point 2.

13.1. Right to information

You can request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether personal data relating to you will be processed by us. In the event of such processing, you may request the following information from the data controller:

a. The purposes for which the personal data are processed;
b. the categories of personal data processed;
c. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data relating to you has been or will be disclosed;
d. the intended duration of the storage of the personal data concerning you or, if it is not possible to provide specific information in this respect, the criteria for the determination of the duration of the storage;
e. the existence of a right to rectify or delete personal data concerning you, a right to limit the processing by the controller, or a right to object to such processing;
f. the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
g. any available information on the origin of the data, if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;
h. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

You have the right to request information as to whether the personal data concerning you will be transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees pursuant to Art. 46 of the GDPR in connection with the transfer. In the case of data processing for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical research purposes:

This right of information may be restricted to the extent that it is likely to make it impossible or seriously impair the realization of the research or statistical purposes, and that the restriction is necessary for the fulfilment of the research or statistical purposes.

13.2. Right to rectification

You have the right to have your personal data corrected and/or completed by the data controller, in case the processed personal data concerning you are inaccurate or incomplete. The data controller must carry out the rectification as soon as possible.

In the case of data processing for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical research purposes: Your right to rectification may be limited to the extent that it is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the research or statistical purposes, and that the limitation is necessary for the achievement of the research or statistical purposes.

13.3. Right to limitation of processing
Under the following conditions, you may request that the processing of your personal data be restricted:
a. if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time which allows the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
b. the processing is unlawful, and you refuse the deletion of the personal data, and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data;
c. the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; or
d. if you have lodged an objection against the processing according to Art. 21 para. 1 of the GDPR, and it has not yet been determined whether the justified reasons of the person responsible outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data may not be processed – except being stored – other than with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending a right, or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or of a Member State.

If the processing restriction has been limited in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the data controller before the restriction is lifted. In the case of data processing for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical research purposes: Your right to rectification may be limited to the extent that it is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the research or statistical purposes, and that the limitation is necessary for the achievement of the research or statistical purposes.

13.4. Right to deletion
13.4.1. You may request the data controller to delete the personal data relating to you without delay, and the data controller is obliged to delete such data without delay if one of the following reasons applies:
a. The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
b. You revoke your consent on which the processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a of the GDPR was based, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
c. You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 of the GDPR, and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 of the GDPR.
d. The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.
e. The deletion of your personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under European Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
f. The personal data relating to you have been collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 para. 1 of the GDPR.

13.4.2. If the data controller has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged to delete them pursuant to Art. 17 para. 1 of the GDPR, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the costs of implementation, to inform the persons responsible for data processing who process the personal data that you as the data subject have requested them to delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data.

13.4.3. The right to deletion does not exist if the processing is necessary
a. for the exercise of freedom of expression and information;
b. to fulfil a legal obligation which processing is subject to under the law of the European Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject, or to perform a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the controller;
c. for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 para. 2 lit. h and i and Art. 9 para. 3 of the GDPR;
d. for archive purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 of the GDPR, insofar as the law referred to in para. 1 presumably makes it impossible or seriously impairs the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
e. to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

13.5. Right to notification
If you have exercised your right to rectify, cancel, or limit the processing of your personal data vis-à-vis the controller, the latter is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification, deletion, or limitation of the processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be notified of such recipients by the data controller.

13.6. Right to data transferability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the person responsible in a structured, common, and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to communicate these data to another data controller without being obstructed by the controller to whom the personal data have been made available, provided that
a. the processing is based on a consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR and
b. that the processing is carried out using automated procedures.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to request that the personal data relating to you be transferred directly from one responsible person to another responsible person, insofar as this is technically feasible. Liberties and rights of other persons must not be affected by this. The right to data transfer does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the controller.

13.7. Right of objection
You have the right to object at any time, for reasons related to your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f of the GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The person responsible will no longer process the personal data concerning you, unless he or she can prove compelling and legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights, and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims. If the personal data concerning you are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct marketing. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for such purposes. You have the possibility to exercise your right of objection by means of automated procedures using technical specifications in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC. In the case of data processing for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical research purposes: you also have the right, for reasons resulting from your particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning you carried out for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 of the GDPR. Your right of objection may be limited to the extent that it is likely to make it impossible or seriously impair the realization of the research or statistical purposes, and that the restriction is necessary for the fulfilment of the research or statistical purposes.

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

13.9. Automated decision making in individual cases including profiling

They have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects on them or which similarly significantly affects them. This shall not apply where the decision
a. is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the person responsible,
b. is authorized by legislation of the European Union or the Member States to which the person responsible is subject, and such legislation includes appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and liberties as well as your legitimate interests; or
c. is carried out with your express consent.

However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9 para. 1 of the GDPR, unless Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a or g applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect the rights and liberties 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 protect your rights and liberties as well as your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the person responsible, to state his own position and to appeal against the decision.

13.10. Right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority
Notwithstanding any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, workplace, or the place of suspected infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data is in breach of the GDPR. The supervisory authority with which the complaint was filed shall inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 of the GDPR.

14. Passing on the data to third parties
Data will generally not be passed on, possible exceptions are specified in the above points. The data will not be passed on for commercial purposes (address trading).

15. Legal basis for the processing
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Article 6(1) (a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis. Article 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. c of the GDPR serves as the legal basis. Article 6 (1) lit. d of the GDPR  serves as the legal basis in the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person necessitate the processing of personal data. If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, and if the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental liberties of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing. The legitimate interest of our company lies in the performance of our business activities.

16. Duration of the storage of personal data
Personal data will be stored for the duration of the relevant legal retention period. After this period has expired, the data will be routinely deleted unless it is necessary to initiate or fulfil a contract.

16.1. Questions & suggestions
If you have any questions or suggestions, please send an e-mail to info@bite.de.

April 26, 2018