Privacy Policy

1. Preface

This privacy statement informs the visitors of this website (henceforth the "users") about the methods, the extent, and the purpose of acquiring data by the provider of this website, Vathos GmbH, Bredelaerstr. 20, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany (henceforth the "provider"). Personal data entails information which may help identify the user, i.e., all data that can be traced back to a person including but not limited to name, email, telephone number, personal interests, or browsing behavior.

Collection and processing of personal data on this website is goverened by current legal principals, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Personal data is only collected, used, and transferred to a third party if permitted by law or with the user's consent.

Responsible for processing and usage of all personal data collected on this website according to Art. 4 of the GDPR is Dr. Jonathan Balzer.

2. Types of Processed Data

2.1 Access Data

The provider collects data about any access to the website, including

  • name of the accessed page,
  • date and time of the access,
  • transmitted amount of data,
  • access status,
  • type and version of browser,
  • operating system,
  • referrer URL,
  • IP address,
  • and internet service provider.

The use of access data by the provider is restricted to statistical purposes supporting the company goals as well as the security and optimization of the website. The provider reserves the right to review the access data in case of suspected unlawful activities on the website.

2.2 Contact Data

When establishing contact with the provider via contact form or email, the user details will be stored to handle the request and for potential follow-up questions.

2.3 Google Fonts & Google Maps

This website contains material from Google Fonts and Google Maps. It is assumed that Google records the user's IP address because othewise the respective content could not be displayed correctly in the user's browser. However, by a legal agreement between Google and the website provider, Google will conduct all further processing of the IP data according to the GDPR.

2.4 Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service which places cookie on the user's device to monitor interactions of the website and its users. The information stored in the cookie are usually transmitted to and stored on a server located in the United States and owned by Google. The IP address collected through the Google Analytics program is not combined with other data maintained by Google.

Anonymization is active on this website. This means that IP addresses of users from member states of the European Union or the European Economic Area are shortened before being handed over to Google. In rare cases, the full IP is sent to the Google server and shortened there. Google is authorized by the provider to evaluate the tracking data and generate reports which will help improve the user experience on this website, always in accordance with the GDPR.

Users may disable tracking by disallowing the placement of cookies in the browser preferences or by toggling the following button:

3. User Rights

Upon request, the user has the right to receive information about the personal data stored about her/him free of charge, the right to withdraw his/her consent to processing of personal data at any time, and to prohibit data processing arising from legitimate interest. In addition, the user has the right of rectification, restriction, and erasure of personal data in case record retention is not mandated by law, as well as to receive data concerning him or her in a common file format.