Privacy Policy

1. Name and contact details of the person responsible for processing and the company Data Protection Officer

This data protection information applies to data processing by:
Controller: RIGK GmbH, Friedrichstr. 6, 65185 Wiesbaden. Statutory representative: Markus Dambeck,
Tel: Tel. +49 611 308600-0 · Fax +49 611 308600-30; Email info@rigk.de.

The Data Protection Officer of RIGK GmbH can be contacted at the following address:
RIGK GmbH,  -Datenschutzbeauftragter -, Friedrichstr. 6, 65185 Wiesbaden, Email: Datenschutzbeauftragter@rigk.de.

2. Collection and storage of personal data and type and purpose of use

a) When you visit our website
When you access our website www.rigk.de, the browser used on your end device automatically sends information to our website’s server. This information is saved temporarily in a log file. The following information is collected and saved until the next automatic erasure:

  • IP address of the computer used to access the website
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the file accessed
  • Website from which the site is accessed (referrer URL)
  • Browser used, operating system of your computer if applicable, name of your access provider

We use the aforementioned data for the following purposes:

  • To guarantee a smooth connection to the website
  • To guarantee convenient use of our website
  • To analyse system security and stability
  • For other administrative purposes

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 lit. f GDPR. Our vital interest results from the purposes of data collection listed above. We never use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions on your person. We also use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You can find more details on this in Sections 4 and 5 of this Privacy Policy.

b) When you sign up for our newsletter
Where you explicitly give your permission in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 lit. a GDPR, we use your email address to regularly send you our newsletter. Provision of an email address is sufficient for receiving the newsletter.
We pass on data that is necessary for sending the newsletter and for unsubscribing to external service providers with whom we have an order processing contract.
You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time, for example using the link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can send a request to unsubscribe via email to info@rigk.de at any time.

3. Data disclosure

Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for any purpose other than the purposes listed below.
We only disclose your personal data to third parties in the following cases:

  • Where you have given your explicit permission in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 lit. a GDPR
  • Where disclosure is required in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 lit. f GDPR for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest in the non-disclosure of your data that is worthy of protection
  • Where there is a legal obligation to disclose in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 lit. c GDPR.
  • Where it is lawfully permissible and required for the processing of contractual relationships with you in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 lit. b GDPR

4. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. These are small files that are created automatically by your browser and saved on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not damage your end device, nor do they contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.

The cookie stores information gathered in relation to the specific device used. However, this does not mean that we are directly aware of your identity.

Using cookies helps to make it easier and more pleasant for you to use our website. We use session cookies, for example, to detect that you have visited individual pages on our website before. They are automatically deleted when you leave our website.

To optimise user-friendliness even more, we also use temporary cookies that are saved on your device for a defined period of time. If you visit our website again to use our services, these cookies automatically detect that you have visited us before and remember the entries and settings you made, so that you do not have to do it again.

We also use cookies to gather statistical data on the use of our website and analyse it in order to optimise our services for you (see Section 5). When you visit our website again, these cookies enable us to automatically detect that you have visited us before. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period.

The data processed by cookies is required for the purposes stated in order to protect our vital interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 lit. f GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser to prevent any cookies from being saved on your computer or to always show notification before a new cookie is created. Deactivating cookies completely may prevent you from using some functions of our website.

5. Analysis tools

a) Tracking-Tools
The tracking measures listed below and conducted by us are conducted based on Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 lit. f GDPR. By using these tracking measures, we hope to ensure that our website is designed according to needs and continuously optimised. We also use the tracking measures to gather statistical data on the use of our website and analyse it in order to optimise our services for you. These interests are seen as vital under the aforementioned provision.

See the relevant tracking tool for the purposes of data processing and the data categories.

i) Google Analytics
In order to continuously optimise our website and structure it in line with demand, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”). This involves the creation of pseudonymised usage profiles and the use of cookies (see Section 4). The information on your use of this website generated by the cookie, such as

  • browser type/version,
  • operating system used,
  • referrer URL (the site visited before),
  • host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • time of server request,

is usually transmitted to a Google server within the EU or European Economic Area and saved there. However, saving in the USA cannot be ruled out. The information is used to analyse use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide further services in connection with the use of the website and the internet for the purposes of market research and demand-based structure of this website. The information may also be transmitted to third parties where this is required by law or such third parties process it on our behalf. Google will never connect your IP address with other data. The IP addresses are anonymised so that they cannot be attributed (IP masking).

You can prevent the installation of cookies by making the relevant settings in your browser software. However, please note that this may mean that some functions of this website do not work in full.

You can also prevent the data on your use of the website generated by the cookie (incl. your IP address) from being collected and from being processed by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on.

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can prevent collection by Google Analytics by clicking this link. This places an opt-out cookie that prevents your data being collected when you visit this website in future. The opt-out cookie applies only for this browser and only for our website, and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you need to reset the opt-out cookie.
You can find more information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics in the Google Analytics Help, for example.

6. Social media links and plug-ins

Based on Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 lit. f GDPR, we use links to the social networks YouTube and LinkedIn on our website in order to raise the profile of our company. The advertising purpose of this is considered a vital interest under the GDPR. The provider in each case is responsible for guaranteeing operation that complies with data protection. YouTube videos are embedded using a plug-in. In order to protect the data of visitors to our website, we integrate this plug-in under the enhanced data protection mode via YouTube-nocookie.com/embedded.

a) Linkedin
Our website provides a link to the LinkedIn network provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Each of the links to LinkedIn creates a connection to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn receives notification that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend” button while you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can attribute your visit to our website to you and your user account. Please note that, as the website provider, we are not aware of the content of the data transmitted or its use by LinkedIn.

You can find more information on data collection and the legal and setting options you have in the LinkedIn privacy policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

b) You Tube
Our website contains a link to YouTube, so that you can view videos and films on the theme of music. You can recognise the link by the YouTube logo on our website. If you click on the link, your browser will be connected directly with the YouTube server. As a result, YouTube receives the information that you visited our website with your IP address. If you are logged in to your YouTube account at the same time, you enable YouTube to attribute the visit to the website to your account. You can prevent this by logging out from your account first. You can find more information in the YouTube.com privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en Please note that, as the website provider, we are not aware of the content of the data transmitted or its use by You Tube.

7. Rights of persons affected

Your rights:

  • In accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to demand information about the personal data on you that we process. In particular, you can demand information on the purposes of processing; the category of personal data; the categories of recipients to whom your data is or was disclosed; the planned storage period; the existence of a right to correction, erasure, limitation of processing or objection; the existence of a right of complaint; the source of your data if not collected by us; and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and meaningful information about the details of this.
  • In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to demand the immediate correction or completion of your personal data stored by us.
  • In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  • In accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to obtain restriction of processing of your personal data where you contest the accuracy of the data, the processing is unlawful but you oppose its erasure, or we no longer need the data but you require it for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR.
  • In accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to obtain your personal data you provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to demand transmission of that data to another controller.
  • In accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR, you have the right to withdraw your consent from us at any time. This will mean that we are not permitted to continue the data processing based on this consent in future.
  • In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory body. You can usually do this by contacting the supervisory body in your habitual place of residence, place of work, or our company seat.

8. Right of objection

Where your personal data is processed based on vital interests in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation or where the objection is to direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to objection, which we shall implement without specification of a particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right of objection or withdrawal, an email to info(at)rigk.de is sufficient.

9. Data security

During your visit to our website, we use the common SSL (secure socket layer) process combined with the highest level of encryption your browser supports. This is usually 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can see whether a particular page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed key or padlock icon in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological progress.

10. Up-to-dateness and amendment of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is currently valid and is dated May 2018.
Further development of our website and services or changed statutory or regulatory provisions may necessitate amendments to this Privacy Policy. You can access the latest version of the Privacy Policy on the website at https://www.rigk.de/en/legal-matters/data-protection/ at all times and print it off.