Privacy policy

Data protection is very important to Nosta GmbH. Protecting your privacy is always our top priority, and we, therefore, make every effort to comply with the requirements of the current versions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG).

For modern companies like Nosta GmbH, using electronic data processing systems (IT) is unavoidable. When we do so, we do of course apply the highest standards when complying with legal regulations.

It is possible to use Nosta GmbH’s website without providing any personal data. If, however, a data subject wishes to use certain services that our company provides via the website, personal data must be processed. If personal data must be processed and there is no legal basis for this, we generally obtain the data subject’s consent.

We never sell or loan your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes or for other purposes. If you do not agree to the terms of the privacy policy, we advise you not to send us any personal data.

1. General/definitions

This privacy policy is based on the terms used in the GDPR and should be easy for anyone to read and understand. We would therefore like to clarify a number of terms first:

  1. Personal data
    Personal data includes all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as ‘data subject’). An identified or 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.

  2. Data subject/data subjects
    Data subjects are identified or identifiable natural persons whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for processing.

  3. Processing
    Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

  4. Restriction of processing
    Restriction of processing means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting processing in the future.

  5. Profiling
    Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular, to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

  6. Pseudonymisation
    Pseudonymisation means the processing of personal data in such a manner 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 separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

  7. Controller
    Controller means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. If the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

  8. Processor/contract processor
    Processor/contract processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

  9. Recipient
    Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data is disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.

  10. Third parties
    Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

  11. Consent
    Consent of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. Information about collecting personal data

  1. We inform you below about how we collect personal data when you use our website. Personal data concerns any data that can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail address, user behaviour, etc.

  2. The controller pursuant to Article 4(7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is
    Nosta GmbH
    represented by the Managing Directors Hermann Ludley, Gregor Ludley and Walburga Ludley
    An der Bahn 5
    89420 Höchstädt
    Tel.: 09074 / 42-0
    E-Mail: nosta@nosta.com
    Website: www.nosta.com

  3. Our data protection officer is:
    Mr. Sascha Weller (Lawyer), IDR – Institut für Datenschutzrecht (‘Institute for Data Protection Law’)
    Ziegelbräustraße 7
    85049 Ingolstadt
    Tel.: 0841 / 885 167 15
    E-Mail: ra-weller@idr-datenschutz.de
    Web: www.idr-datenschutz.de

  4. If you contact us by e-mail or via the contact form, we automatically save the data you share with us (your e-mail address, possibly also your name and telephone number) in order to respond to your questions. Such personal data sent by a data subject to the controller responsible for processing on a voluntary basis is exclusively stored for the purposes of processing or getting in contact with the data subject. We erase any data that arises in this context as soon as it no longer needs to be stored, or we restrict processing if there are legal retention requirements.

  5. If we use service providers for individual functions on our website, or if we want to use your data for advertising purposes, we have included information relating to the respective processes below in detail. In doing so, we will also specify the set criteria for the storage period.

  6. As the controller responsible for processing, we have implemented a number of technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as comprehensively as possible. However, by nature, web-based data transmissions may have security gaps, meaning that total protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, each data subject may send personal data to us by other means, for example, by phone.

  7. As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

3. Your rights

  1. You may assert the following rights against us with respect to your personal data:

    Right of access
    Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right under the GDPR to obtain from the controller responsible for processing information about the personal data stored about them, and to receive a copy of this information, free of charge. Furthermore, the European issuing body and regulator acknowledges that the data subject may obtain the following information:

    1. the purposes of the processing;
    2. the categories of personal data concerned;
    3. the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular, recipients in third countries or international organisations;
    4. where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
    5. the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing;
    6. the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
    7. where personal data is not collected from the data subject, any available information relating to the origin of such data; and
    8. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

    In addition, the data subject has a right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not data has been transferred to a third country or an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.

    If a data subject wants to exercise this right of access, they can contact an employee of the controller responsible for processing about this at any time.

    Right to withdraw consent under data protection law
    Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

    If a data subject wants to exercise this right to withdraw consent, they can contact an employee of the controller responsible for processing about this at any time using any means of communication.

    Right to rectification
    The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

    If a data subject wants to exercise this right of access, they can contact an employee of the controller responsible for processing about this at any time.

    Right to erasure/right to be forgotten
    The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:

    1. the personal data is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed;
    2. the data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to point(a) of Article 6(1), or point(a) of Article 9(2), and where there is no other legal ground for the processing;
    3. the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2);
    4. the personal data has been unlawfully processed;
    5. the personal data has to be erased to comply with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject;
    6. the personal data has been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1).

    If a data subject wants to exercise this right to erasure/right to be forgotten, they can contact an employee of the controller responsible for processing about this at any time. If we have made the personal data public and are obligated pursuant to Article 17(1) of the GDPR to erase the personal data, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, we shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, such personal data. Our employees will take the necessary steps.

    Right to restriction of processing
    The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following conditions applies:

    1. 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;
    2. the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of its use instead;
    3. the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but it is required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and
    4. the data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

    If a data subject wants to exercise this right to restriction of processing, they can contact an employee of the controller responsible for processing about this at any time.

    The right to object against processing
    Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right under the GDPR to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on those provisions.

    If an objection has been lodged, we shall no longer process personal data unless we are able to demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

    If we process personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This also applies to profiling if it relates to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data shall no longer be processed for such purposes.

    If personal data is processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, the data subject, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, shall also have the right to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

    The data subject may directly contact an employee to exercise his or her right to object. In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, the data subject may also exercise his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

    Right to data portability
    The data subject shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where:

    1. the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) or point(a) of Article 9(2) or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1); and
    2. the processing is carried out by automated means.

    In exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and provided that the rights and freedoms of another person are not compromised.

    If a data subject wants to exercise this right to data portability, they can contact an employee of the controller responsible for processing about this at any time.

    Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
    Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right under the GDPR 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, provided that the decision

    1. is not necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller; or
    2. is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or
    3. is based on the data subject's explicit consent.

    If the decision is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller, or if it is carried out based on the data subject’s explicit consent, we shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

    If a data subject wants to exercise this right with respect to automated decisions, they can contact an employee of the controller responsible for processing about this at any time.

  2. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority concerning how we process your personal data. The supervisory authority responsible for our company is:
    Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht (‘Bavarian State Office for Data Protection’)
    Promenade 27
    91522 Ansbach
    Tel.: 0981 / 53 1300
    E-Mail: poststelle@lda.bayern.de

4. Collecting personal data when visiting our website/cookies

  1. If you use our website purely for informational purposes, i.e. if you don’t register or share information with us in another way, we only collect personal data that your browser sends to our server. If you want to view our website, we collect the following data, which is necessary for technical reasons to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security (the legal basis is sentence 1 of point (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR):

    • IP address;
    • date and time of access;
    • time zone difference in relation to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT);
    • internet service provider for the accessing system;
    • content of the request (specific site);
    • access status/HTTP status code;
    • respective data volume transmitted;
    • website from which the request came (referrer);
    • browser;
    • operating system and interface; and
    • browser software language and version.

  2. In addition to the above-mentioned data, cookies are saved on your machine when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and assigned to the browser you use, and are used by the party that places the cookie on your machine (here, this in us) to obtain specific information. Cookies cannot run any programs nor transfer viruses onto your computer. They are used to make the website more user-friendly and effective overall.
  3. Using cookies:

    1. This website uses the following types of cookies, the extent and functionality of which we have explained below:
      – Persistent Cookies
    2. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a set period of time, which can vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies in your browser security settings at any time.
    3. You can configure your browser settings as you wish and, for example, disable third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may then be unable to use all of the features of this website.
    4. We use cookies to be able to identify you when you revisit our website if you have an account with us. Otherwise, you are required to log in again each time you visit.

5. Other website features and offerings

  1. In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer a number of services that you may use if you are interested in them. To do so, you generally have to provide other personal data that we use to provide the respective service and to which the above-mentioned data processing principles apply.
  2. We sometimes use external service providers to process your data. These are carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound to our instructions and are subject to regular monitoring.
  3. In addition, we may share your personal data with third parties if we offer campaigns in which you participate, competitions, finalised contracts or similar services together with partners. You can find more information about this when providing your personal data or below in the description of the offering.
  4. If our service providers or partners are based in a state outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you about the consequences of this in the description of the offering.

6. Data protection for applications

The controller responsible for processing collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application. Processing may be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends the corresponding application documents to the controller responsible for processing electronically, for example, by e-mail, or via a contact form on the website. If the controller responsible for processing concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data sent is stored for the purpose of processing the employment contract, taking legal provisions into account. If the controller responsible for processing does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents are automatically deleted if deletion does not compromise any other legitimate interests of the controller responsible for processing. Other legitimate interests within this sense may, for example, be a burden of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz, AGG).

7. Objection or withdrawal of consent with respect to processing your data

  1. If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you may withdraw this at any time via any means of communication. Such an objection will affect the permissibility of the processing of your personal data once you have lodged your objection with us.
  2. If we base the processing of personal data on balancing interests, you may object to processing. This is the case if processing is not specifically required for the performance of a contract with you, which we outline below in the description of features. When exercising such an objection, we ask that you provide a description of the reasons why you no longer want us to process your personal data. If you provide a reasoned objection, we will review the matter and cease or adjust data processing, or present you with our compelling legitimate reasons why we will continue processing.
  3. You may of course object to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of marketing and data analysis at any time. You may contact us about your objection to marketing at the address given under point 2.2.

8. Legal or contractual provisions for providing personal data/necessity of concluding a contract/consequences if data is not provided

We would like to inform you that we may sometimes be required by law to share your personal data. It may also be possible that a data subject must provide personal data to us so that a contract can be executed. If the data is not provided, this results in us not being able to conclude the contract. Our employees will be happy to answer any specific questions you may have.

9. Web analytics

Using Matomo

  1. This website uses the web analysis service Matomo, a service from the provider InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St., 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, to analyse the use of our website and to be able to improve on a regular basis. We are able to use these statistics to improve our offering and create designs that are more interesting for users. The legal basis for using Matomo is sentence 1 of point (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR.
  2. Cookies are saved on your computer for this evaluation (more information in point 4). The controller exclusively stores the information collected on a server in Germany. You can stop such evaluation by deleting existing cookies and disabling the saving of cookies. If you disable the saving of cookies, please note that you may not be able to use this website to its full extent. It is possible to disable the saving of cookies by changing your browser settings. It is also possible to disable Matomo by removing the check in the following box, thus activating the opt-out plug-in:
  3. This website uses Matomo with the ‘AnonymizeIP’ extension. This means that IP addresses are processed further in a truncated form so that no personal references can be made. The IP address sent from your browser as part of Matomo will not be merged with other data we collect.
  4. The Matomo program is an open source project. You can find information about data protection by the third-party provider at http://Matomo.org/privacy/policy.

10. Embedding Google Maps

Embedding Google Maps

  1. We use the service Google Maps on this website. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly on our website and to allow you to conveniently use the map feature.
  2. By visiting our website, Google will be notified that you have accessed the corresponding subpage on our website. The data specified in point 4 of this policy is also transmitted. This happens regardless of whether or not you have a user account with Google and whether or not you are signed in. If you are signed into Google, your data is directly associated with your account. If you don’t want a link to be made with your Google profile, you must sign out of Google before you click on the button. Google stores your data as a use profile and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the needs-based design of its website. Such an evaluation particularly takes place (even for users who aren’t signed in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other social network users about your activities on our website. You have a right to object against this user profile being created, whereby you must object to Google.
  3. You can find more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and the processing of such data by our plug-in providers in our providers’ privacy policies. You can also find more information there about your rights and settings options for these in order to protect your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and is subject to the EU-US privacy shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework