Data Protection

Scope
This Privacy Policy informs users of the nature, extent and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible supplier Harald Schultes (as set out in the General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR), Initiative LifeCare, Thomas-Wimmer-Ring 11, 80539 Munich, email: info [at] kuecheninnovationspreis.de, tel.: +49 (0)89 21 11 24 49 on this website.

The legal basis for this is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

General Privacy Policy
As the operator of this website, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data confidentially and in accordance with statutory data protection provisions and this Privacy Policy.

It is generally possible to use our website without entering any personal data. Where personal data (such as name, address or email address) is collected on our website, this is done on a voluntary basis wherever possible. This data is not transmitted to third parties without your express consent.

Please note that data transfer over the Internet (e.g. when communicating via email) can involve security risks. It is not possible to protect data completely against access by third parties.

Cookies
Our webpages use what are known as cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer in any way and do not contain any viruses. They help us to make our online offering more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are what are known as ‘session cookies’. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies and only allow cookies on a case-by-case basis, exclude the acceptance of cookies either in certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. Deactivating cookies can limit the functionality of this website.

Server log files
The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in what are known as server log files that your browser automatically transmits to us. This information includes:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of accessing computer
  • Time of server request

This data cannot be assigned to specific individuals. It is not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to review this data at a later date if we become aware of concrete evidence of unlawful use.

Browser plug-in
You can prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly; however, please note that you may not be able to make full use of all of the functions on this website if you choose to do this. You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Please refer to the following links for more information on how to manage cookies (including deactivation) on the most popular browsers:
(1) Chrome Browser: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=de
(2) Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
(3) Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
(4) Safari: https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac

Contact forms

When you send us your enquiries via the contact form, the information you provide on the enquiry form, including contact details, is stored for the purposes of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions on our part. In order to process this data, we obtain your consent and refer to this Privacy Policy as part of the submission process (cf. Article 6 (1) Letter a and Article 7 GDPR).

None of this data is transmitted to third parties.

Right of access, erasure and blocking
You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing as well as the right to the rectification, blocking or erasure of this data. Please do not hesitate to contact us via the address provided on the Legal Notices page if you have any questions about this or other personal data issues.

SSL encryption
This website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content such as the enquiries you send to us as the website operator. An encrypted connection can be identified by the fact that the browser’s address bar changes from ‘http://’ to ‘https://’ and the padlock icon appears in the browser line.

When SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be intercepted by third parties.

Integration of third-party services and content
Third-party content such as YouTube videos, Google Maps material, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites can sometimes be integrated into our website. This always assumes that the provider of this content (hereinafter referred to as the “third-party provider”) uses the user’s IP address, as they cannot send content to the user’s browser without their IP address. The IP address is therefore required in order to display this content. We strive to use only content where its provider requires the IP address solely for the purpose of delivering the content. However, we have no influence in the event that the third-party provider stores the IP address for statistical purposes, for example. We will inform users of any such storage to the extent that we are aware of it.