- Data protection at a glance
The following information provides you with a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. “Personal data” means all data that can be used to identify you personally. Please refer to our Data Protection Policy below for detailed information on data protection.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website (the controller)?
The website operator is responsible for processing data on this website. You can find our contact details in the About This Website page.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected when you share it with us. For example, this could be data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit our website. This primarily includes technical data (e.g. your Internet browser, operating system or the time the page was accessed). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure the error-free operation of our website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have with regard to your data?
You have the right at any time to receive information free of charge on the source, recipients and purposes for which your personal data is stored. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or erased. To do so, or if you have any further questions about data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address provided in the About This Website page. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
In addition, you have the right in certain circumstances to have the processing of your personal data restricted. You can find more detailed information on this in our Data Protection Policy under “Right to restrict the processing”.
- General and mandatory information
As the operator of these pages, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Policy.
When you use this website, different types of personal data are collected. “Personal data” means any data that can be used to identify you personally. This Data Protection Policy explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purposes we do so.
Please note that data transmission over the Internet (for example when communicating by email) may be subject to security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to protect your data entirely against access by a third party.
Information on the controller
The controller responsible for data processing on this website is:
IRS Software GmbH
Hartmut Knecht, Simeon Eichel
Tel.: +49 (7121) 90 90 6-0
Fax: +49 (7121) 90 90 6-40
“Controller” means the natural or legal person which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses or similar information).
Withdrawing your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can withdraw a consent that you have granted at any time. To do so, you can simply send an email to us. No form is required. Withdrawing consent does not affect the lawfulness of data processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
Right to object to data collection in certain circumstances and to direct marketing (Article 21 GDPR)
If data is processed on the basis of point (e) or point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to the processing of your personal data; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. You can find information on the legal basis for the processing in this Data Protection Policy. If you exercise your right to object, we will no longer process your personal data that your objection concerns unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms or where the processing is required in order to establish, exercise or defend legal claims (objection under Article 21(1) GDPR).
Where your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing; this also includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will then no longer be used for direct marketing purposes (objection under Article 21(2) GDPR).
Right to complain to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of an infringement of the GDPR, the persons concerned (the data subjects) have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where they normally reside or work, or where the alleged infringement took place. The right to complain does not prejudice any other administrative or judicial remedy.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we are processing automatically on the basis of your consent or in order to perform a contract delivered to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transmission of your data to another controller, this will be implemented only where it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and in order to protect the transfer of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the website operator. You can see whether a connection is encrypted because the address bar in your browser changes from http:// to https:// and a padlock symbol appears in your browser bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you send to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, erasure and correction (rectification)
Within the framework of the legal provisions in force, you have the right to receive free information at any time on your personal data that is stored, its source, the recipients, the purpose of the data processing, and where applicable, the right to rectification, blocking or erasure of this data. To exercise these rights, or if you have any further questions about personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address provided in the About This Website page.
Right to restrict the processing
You have the right to have the processing of your personal data by us restricted. To exercise this right, you can contact us at any time at the address provided in the About This Website page. The right to restrict the processing applies in the following situations:
If you contest the accuracy of your personal data that we store, we generally require some time to verify this. You have the right to have the processing of your personal data restricted while we are verifying it. If the processing of your personal data was/is unlawful, you can opt to have the data processing restricted instead of having the data erased.
If we no longer need your personal data, but you require it in order to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, you have the right to have the processing of your personal data restricted instead of having the data erased.
If you have objected pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR, your interests must be weighed up against ours. Until it has been established whose interests should override, you have the right to have the processing of your personal data restricted.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data may – with the exception of its storage – be processed only with your consent or in order to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, or in order to protect the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a member state.
- Data collection on our website
Server log files
The provider of these pages automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in what are known as server log files. The following information is collected:
Your browser type and version
The operating system used
The referrer URL
The hostname of the accessing computer
Time of the server request
Your IP address
This data is not associated with other data sources.
This data is collected on the basis of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free display of its website and its optimisation – for this purpose, server log files must be collected.
If you send us enquiries using the contact form, your information from the contact form including the contact data that you provide is stored by us in order to respond to the enquiry and in case there are any follow-up enquiries. We do not share this data without your consent.
Data entered in the contact form is processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time. To do so, you can simply send an email to us. No form is required. Withdrawing consent does not affect the lawfulness of data processing operations based on consent before its withdrawal.
We will retain the data that you enter in the contact form until you ask us to erase it, until you withdraw your consent to its storage or until the purpose of the data storage ceases to apply (for example after your enquiry has been fully processed). This does not affect mandatory legal provisions, in particular retention periods.
Email, telephone or fax enquiries
If you contact us by email, telephone or fax, we store and process your enquiry including all the resulting personal data (name, enquiry) in order to respond to your enquiry. We do not share this data without your consent.
This data is processed on the basis of point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR where your enquiry relates to the performance of a contract or is necessary in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR) and/or our legitimate interests (point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR) as we have a legitimate interest in responding effectively to enquiries sent to us.
We will retain the data that you send to us as contact enquiries until you ask us to erase it, until you withdraw your consent to its storage, or until the purpose of the data storage ceases to apply (for example after your enquiry has been fully processed). This does not affect mandatory legal provisions, in particular statutory retention periods.
- Plug-ins and tools
Google Web Fonts
This website uses so-called web fonts provided by Google to ensure fonts are displayed consistently. When you open a web page, your browser loads the required web fonts in your browser cache so that texts and fonts are displayed correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you use must establish a connection to Google’s servers. Google is thereby informed that our website has been accessed from your IP address. We use Google Fonts to ensure that our online presence has a consistent and attractive appearance. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font from your computer will be used.
This website uses Google Maps API, a map service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
In order to use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this website has no influence over this data transfer.
We use Google Maps in order to make our online presence more appealing and to make it easy to find the locations that we present on our website. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR.