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Privacy Policy

1. General information


1.1 What is personal data

Personal data is information that discloses or can disclose the user's identity. We adhere to the principle of data avoidance. Therefore, as far as possible, we refrain from collecting personal data.


1.2 Handling of personal data

Personal data is used exclusively to establish the contract, define its content, and implement or process the contractual relationship (Art. 6 (1 b) GDPR).


Beyond that, personal data will only be processed if we have received your consent to do so (Art. 6 (1 a) GDPR) or if it is data whose processing is necessary for our legitimate interests and insofar as the balancing process shows that no overriding interests, fundamental rights or freedoms on your part are opposed (Art. 6 (1 f) GDPR).


We may use order processors to process your personal data, but will not pass on the personal data to third parties beyond this as a matter of principle.


Only for the fulfillment of the contract, the data will be passed on to the shipping company commissioned with the delivery, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of ordered goods. For the processing of payments, the payment data required for this will be passed on to the credit institution commissioned with the payment and, if applicable, to the authorized and selected payment service provider.


The processing of your personal data takes place exclusively within the EU, unless otherwise stated below.


1.3 Usage data

When visiting the website, general technical information is collected. This is the IP address used, time, duration of the visit, browser type and, if applicable, the page of origin. This usage data is registered in a log file for technical reasons and can be used and stored for statistical evaluation of this website. This usage data is not linked to your other personal data.


1.4 Registration data

Registration is required for the comprehensive use of the functions of our website. The registration data is collected through your corresponding entries and used for the specifically stated purpose following your consent (Art. 6 (1 a) GDPR).


1.5 Duration of storage

We store your personal data after the termination of the purpose for which the data was collected only as long as this is required by law (especially tax law).



2. Your rights

2.1 Information

You can request information from us as to whether we are processing personal data about you and, if so, you have a right to information about this personal data and to the further information specified in Art. 15 GDPR.


2.2 Right to rectification

You have the right to rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you and may request the completion of incomplete personal data in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR.


2.3 Right to erasure

You have the right to demand that we delete the personal data concerning you without undue delay. We are obliged to delete them without delay, in particular if one of the following reasons applies:


· Your personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes it was collected or otherwise processed.

· You revoke your consent on which the processing of your data was based and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

· Your data has been processed unlawfully.


The right to erasure does not exist insofar as your personal data is required to assert, exercise or defend our legal claims.


2.4 Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data if


· you dispute the accuracy of the data and we therefore verify the accuracy,

· the processing is unlawful and you refuse the deletion and demand the restriction of use instead

· we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims,

· you have objected to the processing of your data and it has not yet been determined whether our legitimate reasons outweigh your reasons.


2.5 Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format and you have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from us, provided that the processing is based on consent or a contract and the processing is carried out by us with the help of automated processes.


2.6 Right of withdrawal

As the processing of your personal data is based on consent, you have the right to revoke this consent at any time.


2.7 General and right of appeal

The exercise of your above rights is generally free of charge for you. In the event of complaints, you have the right to directly contact the supervisory authority responsible for us, the State Data Protection Officer.



3. Data security

3.1 Data security

Technical and organizational measures secure all data on our website against loss, destruction, access, modification and distribution.


3.2 Sessions and cookies

To operate the website, we use cookies or server-side sessions in which data can be stored. We ensure that no personal data is taken from sessions or through cookies without your express consent and that cookies are only used if this is technically necessary for the website (e.g. spam protection for contact form, shopping cart function) and thus the weighing shows that there are no overriding interests on your part (Art. 6 (1 f) GDPR) or there is express consent on your part.

We use cookies after your explicit consent to personalize content and ads, to offer social media features and to analyze the access to our website. We may share information about your use of our website with our social media, advertising and analytics partners with your consent. Our partners may be able to combine this information with other data that the partners already have about you.

Below you will find the domain, name and duration of cookies used only based on your consent:

First-party cookies (domain, name, term):

www.q-s.de, __Host-SessionID, Session
www.q-s.de, seen_cookie_warning, Session
www.q-s.de, consent, Session

Third-party cookies (domain, name, term):

www.matomo.org, _pk_ses.1.cf45, Session
www.matomo.org, _pk_id.1.cf45, Stored


4. Presence on social media platforms
We use the following social media platforms for company presentation and communication (we expressly refer to the following linked data protection declarations and opt-out options).


These social media platforms may process personal data outside the EU, we refer in this respect to the above privacy statements of the social media platforms.

The respective social media platforms may create usage profiles from your usage behavior and the resulting interests and actions on your part and store cookies on your computer where your usage behavior is stored. If you have an account on the respective social media platform and are logged in, your usage behavior may even be stored independently of the device. For example, your user profile can be used to place advertisements that presumably correspond to your interests.


We process the personal data exclusively for communicating with you via the social media platform you have chosen and for optimizing our online presence and ensure that no interests of yours are affected here that outweigh this legitimate interest on our part (Art. 6 (1 f) GDPR). Insofar as you have already given the respective operator of the social media platform effective consent to the corresponding data processing, the processing of your personal data will also be based on this consent (Art. 6 (1 a) GDPR).

5. Third-party services

5.1 Social media links and social sharing

We have our own social media pages with the third-party providers that can be reached via links from this website. By using the links, you can access the respective websites of the third-party providers (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and also share our content. Here, no data transfer takes place by calling up our website. To avoid unnecessary data transfer, we recommend logging out of the respective third-party provider before using a corresponding link, so the third-party provider cannot create that usage profiles simply by using the link.


5.2 Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps, a map service provided by Google, operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (Google). When using Google Maps, data on the use of the Maps functions by visitors to the websites is also collected, processed and used. Google Maps is only used with your consent (Art. 6 (1 a) GDPR). You can view Google's privacy policy at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. You can view the additional usage information for Google Maps at http://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.

5.3 Use of YouTube

This website and the integrated offers contain so-called embeddings of videos on YouTube. These enable the connection to YouTube and the videos stored there. YouTube is an offer of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (Google). YouTube is only used with your consent (Art. 6 (1 a) GDPR). For the purpose and scope of data collection and use by Google, as well as your rights and settings options for protection as a customer of YouTube, please refer to the privacy policy of YouTube. These can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy/.

5.4 Use of Matomo
This website uses Matomo. This is a web analysis service. Matomo uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your shortened IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored for usage analysis purposes, which serves to optimize the website on our part. Your IP address is immediately anonymized during this process, so you remain anonymous to us as a user. Thus, the balance shows that there are no overriding interests on your part (Art. 6 (1 f) DSGVO). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. You may refuse 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. If you do not agree to the storage and analysis of this data from your visit, then you can object to the storage and use at any time. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie will be placed in your browser, meaning Matomo will not collect any session data. Attention: If you delete your cookies, this has the consequence that the opt-out cookie is also deleted and may have to be reactivated by you.


Here you find the link to deactivate Matomo:


6. Application procedure


You can apply to us electronically, by telephone or in writing. We will, of course, only use your details to process your application and will not pass them on to third parties. Please note that if you send your application by e-mail, unencrypted e-mails will not be transmitted with access protection. Your personal data will be deleted immediately after completion of the application process or after a maximum of 6 months, unless you have given us your express consent to store your data for longer or a contract has been concluded. The legal basis is Art. 6 (1 a) or (1 b) or (1 f) GDPR and § 26 BDSG.


7. Contacting
To contact us regarding data protection, please use the following contact options. Responsible in terms of the GDPR:

QS Qualität und Sicherheit GmbH
Schwertberger Str. 14
53177 Bonn
E-mail: info@q-s.de
Phone: +49 (0) 228 35068-0

Our data protection officer will also be happy to assist you:

Dr. Iris Rudat-Schwarz
QS Qualität und Sicherheit GmbH
Schwertberger Str. 14
53177 Bonn
E-mail: datenschutz@q-s.de


Dr. Iris Rudat-Schwarz

Data Protection Officer
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