Data Protection & Market Research

Compagnon Market Research Institute GmbH & Co. KG operates according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and all other data protection regulations as well as guidelines for telephone surveys by the adm (Arbeitskreis Deutscher Markt- und Sozialforschungsinstitute e.V,) and the BVM (Berufsverband Deutscher Markt- und Sozialforscher e.V.) and ICC / ESOMAR guidelines.

That means for the interviewees:

         - scientificity
         - guarantee of anonymity and application of legal data protection regulations
         - prohibition of linking surveys with non-research activities (e.g. advertising, sales)
         - voluntary participation in surveys

There is no disclosure of data that reveals your person!

The results are presented in anonymous form only as aggregated statistics. This means that no one can tell from the results who provided the information.

Participation in surveys is always voluntary. You can request the deletion of your information during and after an interview. All information you provided will then be deleted.
To do so, please contact a.schechtmann@compagnon.de.

Compagnon Market Research Institute GmbH & Co. KG is registered at the competent data protection supervisory authority of the Federal Department of the Interior in Baden-Württemberg as a market research institute.

If you want to know more about privacy in market research, click on the provided link.

Responsible for Compliance with the Data Protection Regulations is:

Compagnon Marktforschungs-Institut GmbH & Co. KG
Nöllenstrasse 11
70195 Stuttgart
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 699 18 0
email: compagnon@compagnon.de

Franz Liebel (Managing Director)
Alexandra Schechtmann (Data Protection Officer)

Privacy Policy

We take the protection of your personal information very seriously and strictly adhere to the rules of data protection laws. The following privacy policy gives you an overview of the type of data collected on our website, the purpose of collecting such data and your rights regarding the processing of this data.

I. Name and Address of the Controller

Controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection laws of the member states of the EU as well as other data protection regulations is:

Compagnon Marktforschungs-Institut GmbH & Co. KG
Nöllenstraße 11
70195 Stuttgart
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 699 18
E-Mail: compagnon@compagnon.de
Website: www.compagnon.de

II. Name and Address of the Data Protection Officer

Data Protection Officer of the controller is:

Alexandra Schechtmann
Nöllenstraße 11
70195 Stuttgart
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 699 18 0
E-Mail: a.schechtmann@compagnon.de

III. General Information about Data Processing

1. Scope of Processing of Personal Data

In principle, we process personal data of our users only to a degree that is necessary to provide a functioning website and our content and services. Regularly the processing of personal data of our users takes place only with the consent of the user. An exception applies to cases in which prior consent can not be obtained for actual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

2. Data Deletion and Storage Duration

The personal data of users will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage is omitted. Further storage may be provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which the controller is subject. Blocking or deletion of data also takes place when a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for conclusion or fulfillment of a contract.

IV. Provision of the Website and Creation of Logfiles

1. Description and Scope of Data Processing

In order to visit our website, the visitor does not need to provide any personal information. Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information of the accessing computer. These are (1) information about the browser type and version used, (2) the user's operating system, (3) the user's Internet service provider, (4) the user's IP address, (5) date and time of access, (6) websites from which the user's system accesses our website and (7) websites accessed by the user's system via our website.

The data is also stored in the logfiles of our system. A storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.

2. Legal Basis for Data Processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and logfiles is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of the Data Processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to allow delivery of the website to the computer of the user. To do this, the user's IP address must be kept for the duration of the session.

Storage in logfiles is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

For these purposes, our legitimate interest in the processing of data is according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

4. Duration of Storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. In the case of collecting the data for providing the Website, this is the case when the respective session ends.

In the case of storing the data in logfiles, this is the case after a maximum of seven days. An additional storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated to make an assignment to the client impossible.

V. Usage of Cookies

1. Description and Scope of Data Processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on the user's computer system. When a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's system. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is reopened. We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements, such as the language setting of our website, require that the accessing browser is recognized even if the users changes to another subpage.

2. Legal Basis for Data Processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of the Data Processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some features of our website can not be offered without the use of cookies. For a functioning language setting it is necessary, for example, that the browser is recognized even if the users changes to another subpage.

The user data collected through technically necessary cookies will not be used to create user profiles.

These purposes are our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

4. Duration of Storage, Objection and Deletion

Cookies are stored on the computer of the user and transmitted to our website. Therefore, as a user, you have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Already saved cookies can be deleted at any time. The session cookies we use will be automatically deleted after the visit to our website ends. If cookies are disabled for our website, it may not be possible to fully use all features of the website.

VI. E-Mail Contact

1. Description and Scope of Data Processing

Our website provides an address to contact us via e-mail. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted by e-mail will be stored.

In this context, there is no disclosure of the data to third parties. The data is used exclusively for handling the conversation.

2. Legal Basis for Data Processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Article 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. If the e-mail contact aims to conclude a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

3. Purpose of the Data Processing

The processing of personal data from contact via e-mail serves us only to handle the request. Therein lies the required legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

4. Duration of Storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. For the personal data sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been finally clarified.

5. Objection and Deletion

The user has the possibility to revoke his consent to the processing of the personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he may object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation can not continue. All personal data that has been stored in the course of the contact are deleted in this case.

VII. Rights of the Data Subject

If personal data are processed by you, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR. You then have the following rights in particular to Compagnon:

1. Right to Access by the Data Subject (Article 15 GDPR)

You may request confirmation from us as to whether we process personal information concerning you. If this is the case, you can request information about your data from us. Among other things, this information relates to the purposes for which we process your personal data, the categories of data processed by us, the planned storage period of the data and, if applicable, the recipients to whom we have transmitted your data.

2. Right to Rectification (Article 16 GDPR)

You have the right to request a correction and / or completion of your personal data if the data processed by us is incorrect or incomplete. We will take steps to keep your information accurate and complete based on the most up-to-date information we have.

3. Right to Erasure (Article 17 GDPR)

You may request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, provided that legal requirements exist. According to Art. 17 GDPR this may be the case if:

- The data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or    otherwise processed.

- You revoke the consent on which the processing of your data was based, or any other legal    basis for the processing is lacking.

- You object to the processing and there are no legitimate primary reasons for data   processing.

- The data was processed unlawfully.

4. Right to Restriction of Processing (Article 18 GDPR)

You may require us to restrict the processing of your personal data if:

- You deny the accuracy of your personal information for a period that allows us to verify the   accuracy of the data.

- The processing is unlawful and you refuse the deletion of the personal data and instead   demand the restriction of the use of the data.   

- We no longer need your information for processing purposes, but you need it for the   purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.   

- You have objected to the processing and it is not yet clear whether our legitimate reasons   prevail over your reasons.   

5. Right to Object (Article 21 GDPR)

At any time you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for reasons arising from your particular situation. We will no longer process your personal data in this case. The latter does not apply if we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or require your data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

6. Right to Complain to a Supervisory Authority

We take privacy very seriously. Should you nevertheless believe that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR, you have the right to file a complaint with a competent data protection authority.