Information in accordance with Articles 13, 14 and 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other data protection laws (Last updated: 20/04/21)
1. Who is responsible for data processing and who can I contact?
Our data controller is:
Name: MCS Micronic Computer Systeme GmbH
Address: Geneststr. 5, 10829 Berlin
Telephone: 030 690003-0
Our data protection officer is:
Name: Dr Peter Trinks (LAWSOC GmbH)
Address: Admiralitätsstr. 58, 22761 Hamburg
2. For what purposes do we process your data, and what is the legal basis for this? / Can I refuse the collection of my data?
Our website collects a range of data and information every time a person or an automated system accesses it.
2.1 In order to fulfil contractual obligations/on the basis of consent In order to fulfil contractual obligations/on the basis of consent (Art. 6 para.1 a) and b) GDPR)
We use personal data (e.g., name, postal address, email address, telephone number, nationality, gender, company name, authentification data, possibly tax ID, customer number, CreditSafe score, Atradius score) that you provide to us voluntarily in connection with conclusion of a contract or initiation of a contract (e.g., via our contact form, for an application, to contact us via email), on the basis of the consent that is provided in connection with this (Art. 6 para.1 a) GDPR). We then process this data taking into account the statutory provisions (e.g., the Federal Data Protection Act [BDSG], the German Telemedia Act [TMG] and the GDPR). Which personal data is transmitted to the data controller for processing in the course of this is determined by the input mask in question that is used to register or contact us, or is based on your decision as to which information you would like to provide to us. The provision of information that is marked with “*” in our contact form is mandatory, in order for us to be able to address you personally (by name) and to answer your questions (by email).
We process the data that is required to fulfil a contract or implement pre-contractual measures (e.g., to answer your questions about the product or service) (Art. 6 para.1 b) GDPR).
If you do not provide this personal data, we cannot meet our contractual obligations (e.g., billing, providing our services, asserting claims, corresponding with you).
2.2 Within the framework of the balancing of interests (Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR)
When you visit our website for the first time, our provider, Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG, automatically collects and processes information upon your accessing our website in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This includes:
- IP address
- Date and time of the request
- Time zone difference to GMT
- Website content
- Access status (HTTP status)
- Amount of data transferred
- Website from which you accessed our website
- Web browser
- Operating system
- Language and version of the browser
This data cannot be used to identify specific people. This data will not be combined with data from other sources. Where necessary, we also process your data beyond the actual fulfilment of the contract in order to protect our legitimate interests or those of third parties, e.g.:
- to consult and exchange data with credit agencies (e.g., SCHUFA) in order to determine creditworthiness or risks of default and the need for an account that is exempt from attachment or a basic account;
- to examine and optimise procedures for needs analysis and direct customer communication;
- to assert claims and for defence in legal disputes;
- to guarantee IT security and IT operations in our company;
- to prevent and investigate criminal offences;
- to operate our website (including integration of social plugins);
- for measures for building and maintaining system security (e.g., access controls); and
- for measures designed to manage business and develop products and services.
The processing is necessary to safeguard our legitimate interests (in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 f) GDPR) and is justified by a balance of interests in our favour. Without this data, we cannot take our interests into account.
We only use your data to advertise our services if you have initially given your consent to this (Art. 6 para.1 a) GDPR) and your consent has not been withdrawn. Without the use of this data, we cannot send you any direct advertising. We only use your data to directly advertise our services if you have initially given your consent to this (Art. 6 para.1 a) GDPR) and your consent has not been withdrawn. By using the communication channels you have chosen for advertising (e.g., post, email), we also ensure that these pose the least possible disruption for you.
3. Who works with the data?
Your personal data will only be used by the parties involved in executing the contract; these are the employees of our company.
Data processors used by us (Art. 28 GDPR, basis for this: Art. 6 para.1 a) and b) GDPR) may also receive data for these purposes. These include companies in the following categories: IT services, logistics, printing services, telecommunications, debt collection, consulting, and sales and marketing. We save the data that is received predominantly on our in-house servers, but also partly on servers of specialised service providers within Germany.
Other than this, your personal data will be processed in third countries to the extent that this is necessary to fulfil the contract (e.g., to provide the telecommunications service – calls to third countries/roaming connections), you have given your consent to this, or there is a legal obligation to do so (Art. 6 para.1 a) and c) GDPR).
Your data will not be passed on to third parties who are not involved in executing the contract. In particular, no personal data will be transferred to third countries or international organisations.
4. How long will my data be stored for?
Where necessary, we process and store your personal data only for the period required to achieve the purpose of its storage or as provided for by the European issuer of directives and regulations or any other legislator in laws or regulations which the data controller is subject to. We are subject to various statutory retention and documentation obligations under the German Commercial Code (HGB), the German Tax Code (AO), the Credit Services Act (KWG) and the Anti-Money-Laundering Act (GwG), among others. In Section 147 of the AO, for example, a retention period of up to ten years is regulated.
If you have given your consent to the processing of personal data (Art. 6 para.1 a) GDPR), we will delete this data at the latest as soon as you withdraw your consent and provided that there is no other legal basis for processing it.
If the purpose of storing the data is not applicable, or if a retention period prescribed by the European issuer of directives and regulations or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or erased as a matter of course in accordance with legal requirements, so long as it is no longer required to fulfil or initiate a contract.
5. Is automated processing used?
We do not make any decisions within the meaning of Art. 22 GDPR that is based solely on automated processing – including profiling – and/or that entails legal effects for you or that significantly affects you in a similar manner. If we do use these procedures in individual cases, we will inform you of this separately, insofar as this is required by law.
6. What data protection rights do I have?
You have the right of access under Art. 15 GDPR, the right to rectification under Art. 16 GDPR, the right to erasure under Art. 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing under Art. 18 GDPR, the right to data portability under Art 20 GDPR, and the right to object to the processing of your data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR. If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, this can be withdrawn at any time (Art. 7 GDPR).
In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR); on this, see section 7.
Your withdrawal of your consent/your request should be sent to:
Name: MCS Micronic Computer Systeme GmbH
Address: Geneststr. 5, 10829 Berlin
Telephone: 030 690003-0
Alternatively, you can also contact our data protection officer directly:
Name: Dr Peter Trinks (LAWSOC GmbH)
Address: Admiralitätsstr. 58, 22761 Hamburg
7. Right to complain
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority – specifically, in the country in which you are currently staying or where your workplace is located or at the place where an alleged infringement has been committed – if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR.
8. Data protection for applications and in the application procedure
We collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of facilitating the application process (Art. 6 para.1 a) and b) GDPR). Processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends associated application documents to the data controller by electronic means, for example by email or via a web form on the website. We cannot process applications without collecting this data. If you enter into an employment relationship with us, the data transmitted will be stored for the purpose of transacting the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If we do not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted two (2) months after notification has been given of the decision to reject the applicant, provided that no other legitimate interests of the data controller preclude their deletion. Other legitimate interests in this sense include, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).
10. Social networks
After you click on the corresponding logo (link), you will be redirected to the website of the respective provider. User information is only transmitted to the respective provider after the user has been redirected to their site. You can view the data protection regulations of the providers of these websites directly there. We have no influence on these.
11. Use of Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Analytics enables us to analyse the behaviour of website visitors. We receive various usage data, such as, for example, page views, operating systems used and the origin of the user. This data may be summarised by Google in a profile that is assigned to the respective user or their device. We have no influence on this. Google Analytics uses technologies that enable the user to be recognised for the purpose of analysing user behaviour (e.g., cookies). The information collected by Google about the use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Our website uses Google Analytics exclusively by means of the extension “anonymi-zeIp()”. This anonymises the IP address by truncating it. This prevents any direct reference to a person from being made. Google will use this information on our behalf to analyse your use of our website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide us with additional services associated with the use of the website and of the internet. The IP address provided by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google LLC server in the United States and truncated there.
Processing for reading out information on the device used only takes place if the user has given us their express consent for this in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 a) GDPR and, insofar as data is transferred to the USA, in accordance with Art. 49 GDPR. We will not use Google Analytics without your consent. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting the browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that if you do so, it is likely that not all functions of our website will be fully available. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies regarding your usage of our website from being passed on to Google, and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
You can find more information about Google Analytics at: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.
We have concluded a data processing agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics. This obligates Google to protect the data of our website visitors and not to pass it on to third parties. For the transfer of data from the EU to the USA, Google relies on so-called standard data protection clauses of the European Commission, which are intended to ensure compliance with the European level of data protection in the USA. You can find details here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.
GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
BDSG – Federal Data Protection Act
TMG – German Telemedia Act
GwG – Anti-Money-Laundering Act
HGB – German Commercial Code
KWG – Credit Services Act
AO – German Tax Code
BGB – German Civil Code
2. What are cookies?
A cookie is a simple, small file that is sent together with the pages of an Internet address and can be saved by the web browser on a PC or other device. The information stored within it can be sent to our servers or those of relevant third-party providers during subsequent visits.
3. What are scripts?
A script is part of the program code that enables our website to function properly and interactively. This code is executed on our server or on your device.
When you visit our website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with a declaration about cookies. We use the service of Usercentrics GmbH here. You may choose whether the following types of cookie are integrated:
- Essential (technically necessary) cookies
- Functional cookies
- Marketing cookies
Cookies can also be managed via the browser settings. Each browser differs in the way it manages cookie settings. This is described in the Help menu of each browser, which explains how to modify your cookie settings.
Cookies are used for support when (for example):
- saving preferences like language or location;
- optimising integrated video adverts;
- recording your browser settings in order to optimally display our website on your screen; or
- detecting misuse of our websites and services (e.g., through multiple registrations).
The following content can be logged:
- Name of the file requested
- Date and time of access
- The amount of data transferred
- Notification of successful access
- Web browser
- The requesting domain
This content is used to safeguard our legitimate interest in the optimisation and economic operation of our website (Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR), to execute a contract (Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR), or because you have consented to its use (Art. 6 para. 1 a) GDPR). Most of the cookies used will be deleted from the hard disk after the end of the browser session (so-called session cookies). Other cookies will remain on your computer and allow us to recognise your computer on your next visit (so-called permanent cookies). These cookies are used to greet you with your username, and mean that you do not need to re-enter your password or fill out forms with your information during subsequent purchases. Third parties that are external to the company are not permitted to collect, process or use personal data via our website using cookies. You can set your browser to notify you before a cookie is placed. You can then decide on a case-by-case basis whether cookies are accepted or can universally prevent cookies from being accepted. If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website – in particular, our internet shop – may be restricted.
5.1 Technical or functional cookies
Some cookies ensure that parts of our website function properly and that your user preferences continue to be known. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. This way, you don’t have to enter the same information repeatedly when you visit our website.
5.2 Analysis cookies
Your permission is required to generate statistics.
6. Cookies that are placed
We use the following cookies:
|Necessary||rc::a||google.com||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website in order to compile valid reports on website usage.||Persistent||HTML Local Storage|
|Necessary||rc::c||google.com||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.||Session||HTML Local Storage|
|Necessary||rc::b||google.com||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.||Session||HTML Local Storage|
|Necessary||CookieConsent||www.mcsberlin.de||Saves the user’s consent status for cookies to the current domain.||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|Necessary||CONSENT||youtube-nocookie.com||Used to determine whether the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for the website to comply with the GDPR.||6105 days||HTTP Cookie|
|Statistics||_ga_#||mcsberlin.de||Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as data for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics.||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
|Statistics||_ga||mcsberlin.de||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
|Marketing||yt-remote-device-id||youtube-nocookie.com||Saves the user settings when calling up a YouTube video that is integrated on other websites||Persistent||HTML Local Storage|
|Marketing||yt.innertube::requests||youtube-nocookie.com||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of the YouTube videos the user has viewed.||Persistent||HTML Local Storage|
|Marketing||yt.innertube::nextId||youtube-nocookie.com||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of the YouTube videos the user has viewed.||Persistent||HTML Local Storage|
|Marketing||yt-remote-connected-devices||youtube-nocookie.com||Saves the user settings when calling up a YouTube video that is integrated on other websites||Session||HTML Local Storage|
|Marketing||yt-remote-cast-installed||youtube-nocookie.com||Saves the user settings when calling up a YouTube video that is integrated on other websites||Session||HTML Local Storage|
|Marketing||yt-remote-session-name||youtube-nocookie.com||Saves the user settings when calling up a YouTube video that is integrated on other websites||Session||HTML Local Storage|
|Marketing||yt-remote-fast-check-period||youtube-nocookie.com||Saves the user settings when calling up a YouTube video that is integrated on other websites||Session||HTML Local Storage|
7. Further information