Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in the online presence of the COGITANDA® Group (hereinafter COGITANDA). Complying with data protection regulations and safeguarding the rights of those affected is, in our understanding, one of the principles within a trusting business relationship. At this point, we would like to inform you about the privacy protection in our company. Of course, we also observe the legal provisions of the valid data protection laws of the Telemedia Act (TMG) and other data protection regulations in the European Union. All data is encrypted by COGITANDA through digital security systems and transmitted to us. Our websites are protected against damage, destruction or unauthorized access by technical measures.

Data Protection - General

For inquiries via the contact form on our website, your name, e-mail address, date and time will be recorded in order to process your request.

Responsible for the collection and processing of personal data:

Cogitanda Dataprotect AG
Münstereifeler Str.1
53505 Altenahr (Kreuzberg)
Telefon: 02643/9032900
E-Mail: info@cogitanda.com

If you have a question about privacy or data security please contact our data protection officer:

Bernd Fuhlert
@-yet GmbH
Schloß Eicherhof
Data Protection Officer Cogitanda Dataprotect AG
E-Mail: datenschutz@cogitanda.com

Data Protection – Subject Matter

The subject of data protection in this context is personal data. These are details of personal or material circumstances of a particular or identifiable person. This includes, for example, information such as name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number, but possibly also usage data such as your IP address.

Cookies

COGITANDA uses cookies to make its website easier to use and to customize it for visitors, such as for executing a login or for the cache. Cookies are small data packets that your browser temporarily stores in your device at our request. Cookies do not store user information and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. They contain no viruses and cannot be used to personally identify or spy on you. You can set your Internet browser so that our cookies cannot be stored on your device or already stored cookies can be deleted. Please visit www.aboutcookies.org or use the opt-out feature of the Google Analytics program. Please note that you may be unable to use some features of our website if you restrict the use of cookies. By visiting our website, you consent to the use of cookies by COGITANDA in accordance with our privacy policy.

Google Analytics Analysis Service

In addition, you may prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and installing it: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objection to Data Collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the link below. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.

Contract Data Processing

We have entered into a contract data processing agreement with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

IP Anonymization

We use the function "activation of IP anonymization" on this website. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.
The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
Note: Deleting your cookies will result in the opt-out cookie being deleted as well and, if desired, has to be re-activated by you.

Third Party Sites

The COGITANDA website may contain links to other websites operated by third parties. COGITANDA does not share personal information with these websites. Nor are we responsible for their privacy practices. For more information, please refer to the privacy policies of these companies.

Third-party cookies


By using our website, certain third party cookies may be stored on your device. Third party cookies are placed by other websites and / or parties as COGITANDA. Third-party cookies can be used on this website to improve our products or services. These third party cookies are governed by the applicable privacy policies for these external services.

E-mail

COGITANDA does not send unwanted e-mails (spam). We use emails to communicate with our visitors, to respond to emails from our visitors, to confirm online orders and to send information requested by a visitor. If you receive an unsolicited e-mail from us, you can indicate in a reply e-mail that you do not want to receive any further e-mails. COGITANDA provides an unsubscribe feature in e-mail campaigns so that subscribers can prevent further e-mail communication.

Mobile devices

Most mobile devices allow their users to turn off location-based services. In most cases this option can be found in the menu under "Settings". If you have any further questions on how to turn off the location-based services on your device, we recommend that you contact your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your mobile device.

Ring-Fenced Data Usage

We respect the principle of ring-fenced data usage and collect, process and store your personal information only for the purposes for which you have provided us. A transfer of your personal data to third parties will not take place without your express consent, unless this is necessary for the provision of the service or for the performance of the contract. The transfer to state institutions and authorities entitled to receive information only takes place within the scope of the statutory information obligations or if we are obliged to provide information by a court decision. We also take corporate privacy very seriously. Our employees and the service companies commissioned by us have been sworn to treat this data as strictly confidential and to comply with data protection regulations.

Service Provider

COGITANDA employs other companies and individuals to perform certain tasks. Examples include parcel delivery, sending letters or e-mails, analyzing our databases, processing payments and customer service. These service providers have access to personal information needed to perform their duties. However, they may not use them for any other purpose. In addition, they are obliged to treat the information in accordance with this privacy policy and the relevant data protection laws.

Contact Form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

Information Rights and Rights of Withdrawal

You will receive information about your stored data free of charge at any time without needing to provide a reason. The data that is collected from us can be locked, corrected or deleted. You can also at any time revoke the consent given to us for data collection and use without needing to provide a reason. Please contact the contact address given in the Legal Notice section of the website. We are always at your disposal for further questions on our privacy policy and the processing of your personal data.
Note that privacy policies and privacy practices, such as for example on Google, can change constantly. It is therefore advisable and necessary to regularly make yourself aware of changes in the laws and practices of companies such as Google.
All inquiries, explanations and queries regarding the use of data should be directed to: datenschutz@cogitanda.com.