We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest in our company and our services. In order to protect your privacy when using our website, we feel obliged to apply the applicable data protection laws.
Responsible for the data processing on this website is:
LPI Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
Herr Dr.-Ing. Lasse Petersen
The contact details of the data protection officer are as follows:
LPI Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
1. General information
As a user of our website, you will receive all necessary information in this data protection declaration about how, to what extent and for what purpose we or third-party providers collect data from you and use it. The collection and use of your data is strictly in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Basic Data Protection Ordinance (DS-GVO) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). We feel particularly committed to the confidentiality of your personal data and therefore work strictly within the limits set by the legal requirements. This personal data is collected on a voluntary basis if this is possible for us. We also only pass this data on to third parties with your express consent. We ensure a high level of security by using SSL encryption for particularly confidential data such as payment transactions or with regard to your enquiries to us. At this point, however, we would like to draw your attention to the general dangers of Internet use over which we have no influence. Particularly in e-mail traffic, your data is not secure without further precautions and may be collected by third parties under certain circumstances.
2. Information obligation on the collection of personal data in business contacts (Art. 13 DS-GVO)
We process your personal data in accordance with the principles of Article 5 of the DS-GVO and only to the extent necessary to process and fulfil your request. We also use this data for correspondence and for communication purposes. The data from the log files serve to ensure the functionality of the website.
When processing personal data, for which we obtain the consent of the person concerned, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis (see also point 6 Contact form).
Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DS-GVO serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data required for the performance of the 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. If you do not provide the data necessary for fulfilling the order processing, no order processing can take place.
If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate business interest or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not prevail, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing.
We will not pass on your data to third parties without your explicit agreement. The only exceptions to this are our service partners (e.g. tax consultants, payment service providers) which we need to process the contractual relationship. We also cooperate with contract processors (e.g. IT service providers) whose data processing is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the DS-GVO and guarantees the protection of the rights concerned. Please note that data is not always transmitted securely on the Internet, despite the fact that this is generally the case. Particularly in e-mail traffic, protection of data exchange cannot be guaranteed despite extensive security precautions.
We do not intend to transfer personal information to any third country or international organization. (Exception point 12: Use of Google Analytics after your agreement)
After complete order processing, the data will be stored for the duration of the statutory retention periods. If the purpose of the data collection no longer applies or if the end of the legal storage period has been reached, the collected data will be blocked or deleted (Art. 17 DS-GVO), unless you have agreed to further processing and use.
There is no automated decision-making including profiling pursuant to Art. 22 (1) and (4) DS-GVO.
Access to your application documents is restricted to the smallest possible group of personnel. In the case of postal or electronic access, we collect and store applicant data for up to 6 months from receipt of the applicant's decision for the purpose of carrying out and completing a proper application procedure. The legal basis is § 6 para. 1 lit. a and f DS-GVO. The stored data thereafter shall be duly deleted. If the storage of the data beyond this period becomes necessary due to legitimate company interests, this shall only take place with the prior written permission of the person concerned.
3. Rights of persons concerned
You will receive at any time and free of charge information about the personal data stored by us concerning your person and the origin, the recipient and the purpose of data collection and data processing (Art. 15 DS-GVO). In addition, you have the right to demand the correction (Art. 16 DS-GVO), the deletion (Art. 17 DS-GVO), the restriction of processing (Art. 18 DS-GVO), the data transferability (Art. 20 DS-GVO) of your data. Excluded from the deletion are data which are kept due to legal regulations or which are required for the proper business transaction. If the archiving obligation applies, we block your data. To ensure that a data block can be implemented at any time, data is stored in a block file for control purposes. You can veto the processing of your personal data by notifying us accordingly with effect for the future (Art. 21 DS-GVO). In the event of objection, we must refrain from any further processing of your data for the aforementioned purposes, unless,
- there are compelling grounds for processing worthy of protection which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or
- the processing is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
You can revoke your permission for data processing at any time with effect for the future (Art. 7 DS-GVO). This does not affect any processing that took place before the revocation.
For all questions and concerns regarding your rights concerning personal data, please contact the data protection officer using the above contact data.
4. Right of complaints to the competent supervisory authority
In the case of a data protection violation, you have the right to appeal to the responsible supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority with regard to data protection issues is the data protection officer of the federal state of Hanover in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
5. Provision of chargeable services
If you wish to use the chargeable services offered on our website, we may need to collect additional information from you for billing and security purposes. We regularly ask for your name, a valid e-mail address and, if applicable, your address and telephone number as well as further information, depending on the individual case. It may also include content that allows us to verify the information provided, such as your ownership of the email address provided. For legal reasons, we must ensure that you actually wish to receive the services offered and that we can properly invoice you for them. We work in payment transactions to secure your data with the encryption standard SSL, recognizable by the browser line "https://".
6. Contact form and e-mail contact
If you contact us by telephone, e-mail or contact form, the information you provide will be transmitted and stored for the purpose of processing your enquiry and for subsequent conversation. These data are: First name, last name, e-mail address, subject and message. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your permission.
The processing and storage of the data entered in the contact form takes place exclusively on the basis of your permission (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO). A revocation of your already given permission is possible at any time. An informal notification by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation. The conversation cannot be continued after the data has been deleted.
Data transmitted via the contact form will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage or until there is no longer any need for data storage. This is the case when the relevant facts have been conclusively clarified. Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected by this.
The legal basis for processing data by telephone or e-mail is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b and f DS-GVO.
7. Data collection of access data
The delivery and presentation of content via our website technically requires the collection of certain data. When you access our website, these so-called server log files are recorded by us or the provider of the web space. The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. These log files do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about you or your person. The corresponding information consists of:
- the name of the website,
- of the file,
- the current date,
- of the data volume,
- the web browser and its version,
- the operating system used,
- the domain name of your Internet provider,
- the referrer URL as the page from which you switched to our page,
- and the corresponding IP address.
We use this data for the presentation and delivery of our content and for statistical purposes. The information supports the provision and continuous improvement of our services. We also reserve the right to subsequently check the data mentioned, should there be any suspicion of illegal use of our offer.
8. Third Party Content and Services
The content on our website may also include content, services and performances of other providers which supplement our offer. Examples of such offerings include Google Maps, YouTube videos, or third-party graphics. Calling up these services from third parties regularly requires the transmission of your IP address. This makes it possible for these providers to perceive your user IP address and also to store it. We make every effort to include only those third-party providers who use IP addresses solely for the delivery of content. However, we have no influence on which third party provider may store the IP address. This storage can, for example, serve statistical purposes. If we should become aware of storage processes by third parties, we will immediately inform our users of this fact. In this context, please also note the special data protection declarations for individual third party providers and service providers whose services we use on our website. You will also find them in this privacy statement.
9. Server Logfiles
The server logfiles are anonymous data collected during your access to our website. This information does not allow conclusions to be drawn about you personally, but is indispensable for technical reasons for the delivery and presentation of our content. Furthermore, they serve our statistics and the continuous optimization of our content. Typical log files are the date and time of access, the amount of data, the browser used for access and its version, the operating system used, the domain name of the provider commissioned by you, the page from which you came to our offer (referrer URL) and your IP address. In addition, log files enable a precise check in case of suspicion of illegal use of our website.
10. SSL encryption
Our website uses SSL encryption for the transmission of confidential or personal content of our users. This encryption is activated, for example, during the processing of payment transactions as well as in the case of enquiries you make to us via our website. Please make sure that the SSL encryption is activated by your side during corresponding activities. The use of encryption is easy to recognise: The display in your browser line changes from "http://" to "https://". Data encrypted via SSL cannot be read by third parties. Only transmit your confidential information if SSL encryption is activated and contact us if there is any doubt.
12. Use of Google Analytics
13. Google AdWords
Our website uses Google Conversion Tracking. If you have reached our website via an advertisement placed by Google, Google Adwords places a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not personally identifiable. If the user visits certain pages on our site and the cookie has not expired, we and Google may recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was directed to that page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. As a result, cookies cannot be tracked through AdWords customer websites. The information collected from the Conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have chosen Conversion Tracking. Customers will know the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were directed to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they will not receive information that personally identifies users.
If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can refuse to set a cookie as required for this - for example by using the browser setting, which generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies, or by setting your browser to block cookies from the "googleleadservices.com" domain.
Please note that you should not delete the opt-out cookies as long as you do not wish measurement data to be recorded. If you have deleted all your cookies in your browser, you must set the respective opt-out cookie again.
14. Google Maps Plugin
15. Use of script libraries (Google Web Fonts)
In order to present our content correctly and graphically responding across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Web Fonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/) on this website. Google Web Fonts are transferred to your browser's cache to avoid multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Web Fonts or does not allow access, content will be displayed in a regular font.
Calling script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the library operator. It is theoretically possible - but currently also unclear whether and for what purposes - for the operators of such libraries to collect data.
The company Google is certified for the us-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield". This data protection agreement is intended to ensure compliance with the level of data protection applicable in the EU.
16. Embedded YouTube videos
On some of our websites we may use Youtube videos. Operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to Youtube servers is established. This will inform Youtube which pages you are visiting. If you are logged in to your Youtube account, Youtube can personally assign your surfing behavior to you. You can prevent this by logging out your Youtube account beforehand.
If you have deactivated the saving of cookies for the Google Ad program, you will not have to reckon with such cookies when watching Youtube videos. However, Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you wish to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in your browser.
You can find further information on data protection at "Youtube" in the provider's data protection declaration under: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/
We reserve the right to amend this data protection declaration from time to time so that it always complies with current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. Your renewed visit to our homepage will then be covered by the new data protection declaration.
Last update: 18.01.2019