We are very pleased with your interest in our company. Data protection is a particularly high priority at QuantFS GmbH. The use of the QuantFS website is possible without the submission of any personal data. However, if an interested party/visitor wants to use any special services of our enterprise via our website, processing of personal data may become necessary. If processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain the consent of the person(s) concerned.
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of an interested party/visitor shall always be in line with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the QuantFS GmbH. By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, its use and process. Furthermore, interested parties/visitors are informed of their rights by means of this data protection declaration.
As the controller, the QuantFS GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure that personal data processed through this website has the most complete protection possible. Internet-based data transmissions can, nevertheless, be vulnerable to security risks and absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every visitor, interested party or client is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means (for example, by telephone).
The data protection declaration of the QuantFS GmbH is based on the concepts used by the European Directive and Regulation when issuing the Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO). Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our clientele and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.
We use the following terms, among others, in this data protection declaration:
a) Personal data
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
b) Data subject
Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.
Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed using personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting any future processing.
Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects relating to that natural person’s job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or change of location.
Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separate and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
g) Controller or person responsible for processing.
The controller or data processor is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or, jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the personal data processing. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its designation may be provided for under Union or Member State law.
h) Order Processor
Order Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller.
Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not a third party. However, public authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigative task under Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients.
j) Third Party
Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the data subject, the controller, the order processor and/or the persons authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the order processor.
Consent shall mean any freely given indication of the data subject’s wishes for the specific case in an informed and unambiguous manner, in the form of a declaration or any other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject indicates that he or she consents to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
2. Name and address of the controller
The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:
Ifflandstrasse 4, 22087 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 882 156 112
3. Name and address of the data protection officer
The data protection officer of the controller is:
Ifflandstrasse 4, 22087 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 882 156 112
Cookies are text files that are placed and stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.
The data subject can prevent our website from setting cookies at any time by chosing the appropriate setting in the Internet browser used (thus permanently objecting to the setting of cookies). Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, some functions of our website may not be fully usable.
5. Collection of general data and information
The website of QuantFS GmbH collects a series of general data and information whenever a data subject or automated system uses the website. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The following data may be collected:
(1) the browser types and versions used,
(2) the operating system used by the accessing system,
(3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer),
(4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website,
(5) the date and time of any access to the website,
(6) an Internet protocol address (IP address),
(7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and
(8) other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using this general data and information, the QuantFS GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed in order to:
(1) deliver the content of our website correctly,
(2) optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it,
(3) ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and
(4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. The QuantFS GmbH, therefore, analyzes anonymously collected data and information with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise on one hand and, on the other hand, so that we can ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.
6. Contact possibility via the website
Based on statutory provisions, the website of the QuantFS GmbH contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as direct communication with us. This also includes a general address of the electronic mail account (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or by using a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be stored automatically. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the controller will be stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. There is no disclosure of this personal data to third parties.
7. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data
The controller processes and stores the personal data of the data subject for only the period of time necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or insofar as this has been provided for by the European Directive and Regulation or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.
8. Rights of the data subject
a) Right to confirmation
Every data subject has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.b) Right of access
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to obtain, at any time from the controller and free of charge, information about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of that information. In addition, the European Directive and Regulation Legislator has granted the data subject access to the following information:
the purposes of processing
the categories of personal data
the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed and particularly, in the case of recipients in third countries or international organizations,
the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored, if possible, or, if not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
the existence of a right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning him or her/oneself, or to obtain the restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: Any available information about the origin of the data
The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at a minimum in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.
Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information about the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.
c) Right of rectification
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to request the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or herself. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data – also by means of a supplementary declaration – taking into account the purposes of the processing.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten).
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to obtain from the controller the erasure, without delay, of personal data concerning him or herself, where one of the following grounds applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:
The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
The data subject revokes his or her consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) DS-GVO or Art. 9(2)(a) DS-GVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DS-GVO and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) DS- GVO.
The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
The erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
The personal data has been collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Article 8(1) DS-GVO.
If one of the aforementioned reasons is applicable and a data subject wishes to arrange for the deletion of personal data stored by the QuantFS GmbH, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. The employee of the QuantFS GmbH shall arrange for the erasure request to be complied with immediately.
If the personal data of the QuantFS GmbH have been made public, and our enterprise, as the controller, is obliged to delete the personal data pursuant to Article 17 (1) of the Data Protection Regulation, the QuantFS GmbH shall implement reasonable measures, including technical measures, to ensure that other data controllers process the published personal data and that the data subject requests from those other data controllers includes erasure of all links to the personal data, copies or replications of the personal data, unless the processing is necessary. An employee of the QuantFS GmbH will arrange necessary actions in individual cases.
e) Right to restriction of processing
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to obtain, from the controller, the restriction of processing if one of the following conditions is met:
The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
The processing is unlawful, the data subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of the use of the personal data.
The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
The data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) of the GDPR and the legitimate grounds of the controller to override those of the data subject have yet to be determined.
If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by the QuantFS GmbH, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. An employee of the QuantFS GmbH will arrange the restriction of the processing.
f) Right to data portability
Every data subject concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to obtain personal data concerning him or herself, which has been provided by the data subject to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she also has the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data have been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means (unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller).
Furthermore, when exercising the right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, where technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other individuals.
In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may, at any time, contact any employee of the QuantFS GmbH.
g) Right to object
Any data subject concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation or to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DS-GVO. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The QuantFS GmbH shall no longer process the personal data in the event of an objection unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
If the QuantFS GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object, at any time, to the processing of personal data for such marketing. This also applies to the profiling in so far as it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the QuantFS GmbH processing personal data for direct marketing, the QuantFS GmbH will discontinue the processing for this purpose.
In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out by the QuantFS GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the DS-GVO unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact any employee of the QuantFS GmbH or another employee. The data subject is also free to exercise his or her right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications in connection with the use of information provider services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.
h) Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling.
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, unless the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is permitted by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and that law contains suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is made with the data subject’s explicit consent.
If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) is made with the data subject’s explicit consent, the QuantFS GmbH shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights, freedoms and legitimate interests and provide, so far as possible, the right to obtain, through the part of the controller, the intervention of a data subject to express his or her point of view to contest a decision.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated decisions, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
i) Right to withdraw consent under data protection law.
Any data subject concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authority, to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
9. Data protection provisions for applications and the application procedure
The data controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of completing the application procedure. The processing may also take place electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits relevant application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example, by e-mail or via a web form located on the website. If the controller finalizes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with statutory provisions. If the controller does not finalize an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller conflict with such deletion. A legitimate interest, in this sense, is a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG)
10. Data protection provisions on the use and application of Google Analytics (with anonymization function).
The controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymization function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection, compilation and evaluation of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data about the website from which a data subject came to a website (so-called referrer), which sub-pages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a sub-page was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.
The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The controller uses the addition “_gat. anonymizeIp” for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is shortened and anonymized by Google, if the access to our website is made from a member state of the European Union or from another state that is party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the flow of visitors to our website. Among other things, Google uses the data and information obtained to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us showing the activities on our website and to provide other services related to the use of our website.
Google Analytics sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Cookies have been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website through an integrated Google Analytics component. The operational control of our website, however, remains with the controller. By viewing one or any of the individual pages of this website, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically cued by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which Google uses, among other things to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently enable commission calculations.
By means of the cookie, personal information such as access time, location from which an access originated and frequency of visits to our website by the data subject, is stored. Each time the data subject visits our website this personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may disclose this personal data collected via the technical procedure to third parties.
The data subject can, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by our website by using the appropriate setting in the Internet browser to permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting in the Internet browser being used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.
11. Legal basis of the processing
Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for a delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures such as in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which the processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases the processing of personal data might become necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured on our premises and, as a result, had to have his or her name, age, health insurance data or other vital information provided to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In such a case, the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS-GVO.
Ultimately, necessary processing operations could/can be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary for the protection of a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are not overridden. We, in particular, are permitted such processing operations through specific mention by the European legislator. In this respect, it the legislator has taken the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (Recital 47, Sentence 2 DS-GVO).
12. Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party.
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO, our legitimate interest is the conduct of our business for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.
13. Duration for which the personal data are stored.
The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfillment or initiation of the contract.
14. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision
We inform you that the provision of personal data is sometimes required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner).
In order to conclude a contract, it may sometimes be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject, for example, is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him or her. The failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded.
Before a data subject provides personal data, the data subject must contact one of our employees who will inform the data subject, on a case-by-case basis, whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and what the consequences of not providing the personal data would be.
15. Existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible company, we do not use automated decision-making or profiling.