Data Privacy Statement

We are happy that you have chosen to visit our website. The protection of your privacy is important to us. We want you to know when we process your data, and which data we use. In this Data Privacy Statement you will learn which personal data we process during the visit of our website https://www.corporatekitchen.de/welcome, and to what kind of purpose, and also what rights you have regarding these data.

Categorically, we only store data as long as we need them. There is no legal obligation to provide us with personal data. Automated decision-making, as per Article 22 of the EU-GDPR, will not happen.

1. Definitions

We are required by law that personal data are processed lawfully, in good faith, and in a manner that can be comprehended by the persons who are affected (“lawfulness, fair processing, transparency”). To this end, we hereby inform you about the individual legal definitions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new German Federal Data Protection Act, which are also used in these data privacy regulations.

1.1 Personal data

"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter the "data subject"). A natural person is considered to be identifiable if he or she can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or one or more special features which express the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of the natural person.

1.2 Processing

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

1.3 Restriction of processing

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

1.4 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 analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or movements.

1.5 Pseudonymization

“Pseudonymization“ 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 organizational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person

1.6 Filing system

“Filing system“ means any structured set of personal data which is accessible according to specific criteria, whether centralized, decentralized or dispersed on a functional or geographical basis.

1.7 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. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by European Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by European Union or Member State law.

1.8 Processor

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

1.9 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 potentially personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with European Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients. The processing of that data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.

1.10 Third party

A “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 authorized to process personal data.

1.11 Consent

The “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

2. Responsibility

Data protection responsibility lies with

CORPORATE KITCHEN GmbH & Co. KG
Christophstr. 15-17
50670 Cologne, Germany
info(at)corporatekitchen.de

3. Data we collect

In this paragraph we inform you about the kind of data we collect, the purposes of collection, and the legal foundations.

3.1 Log files

During the use of the website, we collect the following data in so-called log files, which are a technical requirement for offering to you the functions of our website and for guaranteeing its stability and safety.

  • IP address

  • Date and time of the request

  • Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

  • Content of the request (concrete page reference)

  • Access status / HTTP status code

  • transmitted data volume

  • Website from which the request originates

  • Browser

  • Operating system and interface

  • Language and version of the browser software

  • Device number (IMEI)

The data are not amalgamated with other data sources. The server log files will be stored for a maximum period of 14 days and then be deleted automatically. Legal basis for the processing of the log files is Article 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest to guarantee the functioning, stability and security of our website by means of log file storage.

3.2 Cookies

Additional to the data as named before, using our website, cookies will be saved on your computer. Cookies are small text-file, which will be saved on your terminal and which allow the instance which requires the cookie gets specific data. Cookies may run small programs or infect your computer with virus. Cookies are used to make the use of the Internet more user-friendly and more effective

3.2.1 Required cookies

As every website, we make use of cookies to be able to provide certain functions to you. They make website more user-friendly and effective. These are called transient cookies. They are automatically deleted when you close our website. In particular, there are session cookies, which store a so-called session ID that enables different requests to be allocated to your browser. This way, your device will be recognized when you visit our website again. The session cookies are deleted when you log our or close the website.

Transient cookies do not contain any personal data, but may contain your IP address. We therefore point out that according to Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR we are entitled to collect personal data in cookies in order to ensure the correct display and stability of this website.

4. Newsletter

(1) If you wish to receive our newsletter, we’ll ask for your explicit consent that we may process your e-mail address and the other information provided by you. Your consent therefore constitutes the legal basis for this data processing in accordance with Article 6 (1) (1) (a) GDPR.

(2) Mandatory information for the receipt of our newsletter is your name, your company and your e-mail address. The specification of additional, separately marked data is optional and will be used to address you personally. After your confirmation, we will save your e-mail address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter.

(3) To register for our newsletter, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after you have registered, we will send you an e-mail to the e-mail address in which we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your registration within 24 hours, your information will be blocked and automatically deleted after one month. In addition, we store your IP addresses and times of registration and confirmation. The purpose of the procedure is to prove your registration and, if necessary, to clarify possible misuse of your personal data.

(4) You can revoke your consent to the sending of the newsletter at any time and thus unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can declare the cancellation by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter e-mail or by e-mail to info(at)corporatekitchen.de.

(5) To automatically send our newsletter, we use Mail Rocket's online service, The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave N, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA ("MailChimp"). Your name and email address will be transmitted to MailChimp. MailChimp uses your data only for the newsletter dispatch.

Personal information may be transmitted to MailChimp's servers in the United States. MailChimp has undertaken to comply with the terms of the Privacy Shield Agreement. According to the decision of the European Commission of 12.07.2016, the data transfer to the USA in compliance with the provisions of the Agreement provides an adequate level of protection within the meaning of Art. 45 GDPR.

We have a legitimate interest in using services for automated newsletter delivery to ensure fast and easy shipping. According to Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR, we are therefore entitled to transfer the aforementioned data to MailChimp.

5. Contact form

If you would like to contact us via our contact form, we ask you for your express consent that you may process your e-mail address and the other data provided by you. According to Art. 6 (1) (1) (a) GDPR, we are then entitled to process this data. Of course, your data is used only for processing and answering your request and immediately deleted after final processing.

6. General inquiries

If you contact us by post, e-mail, or telephone, your request, including all personal data resulting from it, will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not share this information without your consent. The processing of this data takes place on the basis of Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (b) GDPR, provided that your request relates to the performance of a contract concluded with us or is required to carry out pre-contractual measures. Moreover, the processing is based on Article 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR, since we have a legitimate interest in the effective handling of requests addressed to us. In addition, we may also be entitled to process the named data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) (c) GDPR, as we are legally obliged to provide rapid electronic contact and direct communication to or with us.

Of course, your data is used only for processing and answering your request and deleted after final processing, if there are no statutory storage requirements for us.

7. Transfer of personal data to data processors

In principle, we will never pass on your personal data to third parties without your explicit consent. However, just as every modern business we cooperate with data processors in order to be able to offer you the best possible uninterrupted service. When we cooperate with external service providers, regular order processing is performed, based on Article 28 GDPR. For this purpose, we enter into respective agreements with our partners, in order to safeguard the protection of your data. For processing your data, we only use carefully selected processors. They are bound by our instructions, and regularly controlled by us. We only commission external service provider who have guaranteed that all data processing procedures are performed in unison with data protection regulations. Receivers of personal data may be:

  • Hosting companies

  • Hosting service providers

  • Newsletter Service

  • Analysis service

8. Use of Squarespace Analytics

This website uses Squarespace Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Squarespace Inc. ("Squarespace"). Squarespace Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a server of Squarespace in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is enabled on this website, Squarespace will truncate your IP address beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Squarespace server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Squarespace 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 usage and internet usage to the website operator.

The IP address submitted by your browser, because of the Squarespace-service, will not be merged with other Squarespace data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in full.

We use Squarespace Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. With the statistics we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the US, Squarespace has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US Framework. The transfer of data to the USA under Squarespace of the provisions of the agreement provides an appropriate level of protection according to the decision of the European Commission of 12.07.2016 within the meaning of Art. 45 GDPR. The legal basis for the use of Squarespace Analytics is Article 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR. Third Party Information: Squarespace Ireland Ltd., Le Pole House, Ship Street Great, Dublin 8, Ireland, Tel: +353 190 585 97. Terms of Use: https://www.squarespace.com/terms-of-service/, as well as the privacy policy: https://www.squarespace.com/privacy.

9. Use of Social-Media-Plugins

We currently use the following social media plug-ins: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We use the so-called two-click solution. In other words, when you visit our site, initially no personal data is passed on to the providers of the plug-ins. The provider of the plug-in can be recognized by the marking on the box above the first letter or the logo. We give you the opportunity to communicate directly with the provider of the plug-in via the button. Only if you click on the highlighted field and activate it, the plug-in provider receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding website of our online service. In addition, the data collected when visiting our website are transmitted. In the case of Facebook, according to the respective providers in Germany, the IP address is anonymized immediately after collection. By activating the plug-in, personal data will be transmitted by you to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (with US providers in the USA). Since the plug-in provider carries out the data collection, in particular via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies before clicking on the greyed box via the security settings of your browser.

We have no influence on the collected data and data processing operations, nor are we aware of the full extent of the data collection, the purpose of processing, the retention periods. We also have no information about the deletion of the data collected by the plug-in provider.

The plug-in provider stores the data collected about you as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and / or tailor-made website design. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (also for non-logged-in users) for the presentation of needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the formation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact the respective plug-in provider to exercise this. Through the plug-ins, we offer you the opportunity to interact with social networks and other users so that we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of the plugins is Article 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR.

The data transfer takes place regardless of whether you have an account with the plug-in provider and are logged in there. If you are logged in to the plug-in provider, your data collected from us will be assigned directly to your existing account with the plug-in provider. If you press the activated button and e.g. link the page, the plug-in provider also stores this information in your user account and shares it with your contacts publicly. We recommend that you log out regularly after using a social network, but especially before activating the button, as this will prevent you from being assigned to your profile with the plug-in provider.

For more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and how it is processed by the plug-in provider, please see the privacy statements of these providers provided below. You will also find further information about your rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy there. Addresses of the respective plug-in providers and URL with their privacy notices:

  • Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; http://www.facebook.com/policy.php; weitere Informationen zur Datenerhebung: http://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084, http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other#applications sowie http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info#everyoneinfo. Facebook hat sich dem EU-US-Privacy-Shield unterworfen, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-USFramework.

  • Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA; https://twitter.com/privacy. Twitter hat sich dem EU-US-Privacy-Shield unterworfen, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

  • LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn hat sich dem EU-US-PrivacyShield unterworfen, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

10. Children and underaged

Our offer is generally directed to adults. Persons under the age of 18 should not submit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or guardians.

11. Mandatory provision and profiling

There is no legal obligation to provide us with personal data. Automated decision-making within the meaning of Art. 22 EU GDPR does not take place.

12. Your rights

In this section we inform you about your rights with regards to your personal data.

12.1 Revocation of consent

If your personal data is processed on the basis of consent which you have given us, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing performed on the basis of the consent until the time of revocation. You can contact us at any time to exercise your right to revoke consent.

12.2 Right to confirmation

You have the right to request confirmation from the controller that we are processing personal data concerning you. You can request this confirmation at any time using the contact details above.

12.3 Right to information

In the event that personal data is processed, you can request information about this personal data and the following information at any time:

a) the purposes of the processing

b) he categories of personal data being processed

c) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or is being disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organizations

d) if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data is stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration

e) the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of the personal data concerning you, or to a restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing

f) the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

g) if the personal data is not collected from the data subject, all available information on the source of the data

h) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject

If personal data is transferred to a third country or to an international organization, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards under Article 46 of the GDPR in connection with the transfer. We provide a copy of the personal data that is the subject of the processing. For any additional copies you request of a person, we may charge a reasonable fee based on our administrative costs. If your request is submitted electronically, the information must be provided in a standard electronic format, unless otherwise stated. The right to receive a copy under paragraph 3 shall not affect the rights and freedoms of others.

12.4 Right to rectification

You have the right to demand the immediate correction of incorrect personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary statement.

12.5 Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten“)

You have the right to demand that the controller erase personal data concerning you without undue delay, and we are obligated to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:

a) the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed

b) the data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1), or point (a) of Article 9(2), and there is no other legal ground for the processing

c) the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR;

d) the personal data have been unlawfully processed

e) personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject

f) the personal data was collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) GDPR

If the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged pursuant to paragraph 1 to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, that personal data. The right to erasure (“right to be forgotten“) does not apply to the extent that the processing is necessary:

a) to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information

b) for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller

c) for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with points (h) and (i) of Article 9(2) as well as Article 9(3) GDPR

d) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) GDPR in so far as the right referred to in paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; or

e) for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims

12.6 Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data if any of the following conditions apply:

a) 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

b) the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead

c) the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data is required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, or

d) the data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject

In the event that processing has been restricted under the aforementioned conditions, this personal data shall – with the exception of storage – only be processed with the data subject’s consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.

In order to exercise the right to restrict processing, the data subject may contact us at any time using the contact details provided above.

12.7 Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit that data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, to the extent that: a) 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) GDPR and b) the processing is carried out by automated means

In exercising your right to data portability pursuant to paragraph 1, you have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, to the extent that this is technically feasible. The exercise of the right to data portability does not affect your right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”). That right shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

12.8 Right to object

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data which concerns you which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6 (1) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. If objection is made, the controller will no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

In the event that personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data shall no longer be processed for such purposes.

Regarding the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you can exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications. Where personal data are processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 (1), you, on grounds relating to your particular situation, have the right to object to processing of personal data concerning you, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

The right of objection can be exercised at any time by contacting the respective controller.

12.9 Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects for you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision:

a) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller

b) is authorized 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

c) is based on the data subject’s explicit consent

d) The controller 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.

This right can be exercised by the data subject at any time by contacting the respective controller.

12.10 Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

You also have the right, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you as data subject consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes this Regulation.

12.11 Right to effective judicial remedy

Without prejudice to any other available administrative or judicial remedy, including the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to an effective judicial remedy if you consider that your rights under this Regulation have been infringed as a result of the processing of your personal data in breach of this Regulation.

13. Amendments

Due to the fast-paced development of both the internet and data protection legislation, we explicitly reserve the right to make amendments to these data privacy regulations.