Privacy Policy

Provider and responsible office within the meaning of the Data Protection Act


ASTRAN Business Consulting GmbH is the owner of several web properties including and
The following Privacy Policy shall govern the collection and use of personal information on each of these sites.


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ASTRAN Business Consulting GmbH

Am Kiel-Kanal 1
24106 Kiel

Phone: +49 431 90881140

Register court: Amtsgericht Kiel
Registration number: HRB 14316 KI
VAT identification number acc. section 27a UStG: DE 285527078

Managing Director: Dipl.-Phys. Reinhold Hundt
Responsible for the content according to § 55 Abs. 2 RStV: Dipl.-Phys. Reinhold Hundt Data protection commissioner:


With this privacy policy, users receive information about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of their data collected and used by the responsible provider.

Collecting general information
With each access to this offer, information is automatically collected by us or the web space provider. This information, also known as server log files, is of general nature and does not allow any trace to your personal identification.

Included are: name of the website, file, date, amount of data, web browser and web browser version, operating system, the domain name of your Internet provider, the so-called Referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our offer) and the IP address.

Without this data, it would not be technically possible to deliver and display the contents of the website. In this respect, the collection of data is imperative. In addition, we use the anonymous information for statistical purposes. They help us to optimize the offer and the technology.

Personal data
According to Art. 4 GDPR, personal data means any information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person.

These personal data include, among others, the first and last name, the telephone number, IP address and the e-mail address. Also personal information is information about employers, memberships and websites that have been accessed.

These data are only collected, used and if necessary, passed on by the provider, provided the legislator expressly permits this or the user agrees to the collection, processing, use and disclosure of the data.

The IP address is only stored by us during an order process. After successful processing, it will be deleted. A possible storage of the IP address with our provider is subject to the data protection of the provider (1&1).

Provision of paid services
In order for us to provide paid services, we ask additional data. This applies, for example, to the details of payment.
To ensure the security of your data during transmission, we use encryption techniques (such as SSL) over HTTPS that reflect the state of the art.

If you contact us via the online form or by e-mail, we will store the information you have provided in order to answer your inquiry, to provide possible follow-up questions and to provide you with new information.

When contacting us (for example, by contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media) the information of the user is processed in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR in order to treat and handle the contact request. The information provided by users will be stored in a Customer Relationship Management System (CRM System). We delete the requests, if they are no longer required. We check the necessity every two years; Furthermore the legal archiving obligations apply.

Integration of services and contents of third parties
Our offer sometimes includes content and services of other providers. These are, for example, maps provided by Google Maps as well as graphics and images from other websites. In order for these data to be accessed and displayed in the user’s browser, the transmission of the IP address is absolutely necessary. The providers (hereinafter referred to as “third-party provider”) thus perceive the IP address of the respective user.

Although we endeavor to use only third-party providers who only need the IP address to deliver content, we have no control over whether the IP address may be stored. This process is used inter alia for statistical purposes. If we are aware that the IP address is being stored, we will inform our users.

Business-related processing
In addition, we process contract data (e.g. subject matter, term of contract, customer and billing address) from our customers for the purpose of providing contractual services, customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.

Order processing in the online shop
We process the data of our customers as part of the ordering process in our online shop to allow them to select and order the chosen products and services, as well as their payment and delivery.

The processed data includes inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data and persons affected by the processing belong to our customers, prospects and other business partners. Processing is for the purpose of providing contractual services in the context of the operation of an online shop, billing, delivery and customer service. Here we use session cookies for the storage of the shopping cart contents.

Processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b (execution of order transactions) and c (legally required archiving) DSGVO. The information marked as required for the establishment and fulfillment of the contract is required. We disclose the data to third parties only in the context of extradition, payment or in the context of legal permissions and obligations to legal advisors and authorities. The data will be processed in third countries only if necessary for the fulfillment of the contract (for example, on customer’s request upon delivery or payment).

As part of the use of our online services, we store the IP address and the time of each user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the user’s protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. A transfer of these data to third parties does not take place, unless it is Company Expertise ! References Insights Career Contact necessary for the prosecution of our claims or in case of a legal obligation in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO.

The deletion takes place after expiry of legal warranty and comparable obligations, the necessity of keeping the data is checked every three years; in case of legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after its expiration (end of commercial law (6 years) and tax law (10 years) retention obligation).

This website uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer from the server. They contain information about the browser, the IP address, the operating system and the Internet connection. We do not disclose this information to third parties or link it to personal data without your consent.

Cookies fulfill two main tasks. They help us to facilitate the navigation through our offer and enable the correct presentation of the website. They are not used to inject viruses or launch programs.

Users have the opportunity to access our offer without cookies. For this purpose, the corresponding settings must be changed in the browser. Please refer to the help function of your browser to see how cookies are deactivated. However, please be aware that this may interfere with some features of this website and reduce its ease of use. The (US) and (Europe) sites allow you to manage online ad cookies.

Google Ajax & jQuery Libraries, Google Maps
On this page Ajax and jQuery technologies are used. In addition Google Maps may be displayed, e.g. for information on events. For this purpose, corresponding program libraries or map contents of servers are called by Google. In this context, we would like to point out that through this use, Google’s external servers in the US may be accessed. Unfortunately, we do currently not know whether Google logs this server request and continues to use it. However, we assume that also in this regard the Google Privacy Policy applies. Therefore, in any case your IP address will be stored for a period of several months. Incidentally, the same applies to Java Script elements that could be loaded by Google servers for browser compatibility purposes (for example with IE9).

Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google 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 Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google 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 activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by your browser to Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software. We point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics.

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Data minimization
Personal data is stored according to the principles of data avoidance and data economy only as long as required or prescribed by law (legal storage period). If the purpose of the information collected is omitted or the storage period ends, we block or delete the data.

Your rights to information, correction, suspension, cancellation and opposition
You have the right, upon request, to request information free of charge about the personal data stored by us, and / or to request a correction, blocking or deletion. Exceptions: The concerned data is required for business transactions or the data is subject to the statutory retention requirement.

Change of our privacy policy
In order to ensure that our privacy policy always complies with current legal requirements, we reserve the right to make changes at any time. This also applies in the event that the privacy policy has to be adapted due to new or revised services. The new privacy policy will then take effect on your next visit to our offer.

As of May 2018