Principles of data processing at Quantum Design GmbH
You have arrived at this page via a link, since you want to learn about how we handle (your) personal data. In keeping with our information obligations pursuant to Article 12 et seq. of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we are pleased to provide you with the following information about data privacy:
Who is responsible for data processing?
"Controller" within the meaning of the GDPR is
Quantum Design GmbH
Im Tiefen See 58
Phone +49 (6151) 8806-0
For further information on our company, the persons authorized to represent it and further contact details, please refer to the "Legal notice" section of our website:
What data of you do we process? And for what purposes?
If we have received any data of you, we will, as a general rule, process this data only for the purposes for which we have received or collected it.
The processing of your data for other purposes will only be possible if the legal prerequisites for such processing in accordance with Article 6 (4) of the GDPR are met. In such case, we will of course comply with any information requirements in accordance with Article 13 (3) and Article 14 (4) of the GDPR.
What is the legal basis for data processing?
As a general rule, the legal basis for the processing of personal data is Article 6 of the GDPR – unless there are other, specific legal provisions. In particular, data processing may be based on
- Consent (GDPR Art. 6 (1) a))
- Data processing for the performance of a contract (GDPR Art. 6 (1) b))
- Data processing based on legitimate interests (GDPR Art. 6 (1) f))
- Data processing for complying with a legal obligation (GDPR Art. 6 (1) c))
If the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you shall have the right to withdraw your consent vis-a-vis us at any time with effect for the future.
If we process your data on the basis of legitimate interests, you as the data subject shall have the right to object to the processing, taking account of the corresponding requirements laid down in Article 21 of the GDPR.
For how long will the data be stored?
We process the data for as long as this is necessary for the purpose in each case.
In case statutory retention obligations apply, – e.g. in the context of commercial law or tax law – the corresponding personal data will be stored for the duration of the prescribed retention period. Once this period has elapsed, we will check whether processing is still necessary. If this is not the case, the data will be deleted.
As a general rule, at the end of each calendar year we check whether further processing of the data is necessary. Due to the large amount of data to be checked, this review is made with regard to specific types of data or purposes of processing.
Of course, you can request information at any time (see below) about the personal data concerning you which is stored by us. If the storage is no longer necessary, you can request that the data be deleted or the processing to restricted.
To whom will the data be disclosed?
As a general rule, your personal data will only disclosed to third parties if and to the extent that this is necessary for the purpose of performing the contract with you, if such disclosure is admissible for legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 (1) f) of the GDPR, if we are obliged to the disclosure in order to comply with a legal obligation or if and to the extent that you have given consent.
Where is the data processed?
Your personal data is processed exclusively in our data center at the company site in Darmstadt.
Your rights as "data subjects"
You have the right to obtain information from us about the personal data concerning you that is processed by us.
In case of a request to obtain information that is not made in writing, we may ask you to submit proof that you are the person you pretend to be. We hope for your understanding.
Moreover, you have a right to correction or erasure of data, or to restriction of processing, as far as this is provided for by law.
Furthermore, in accordance with the legal requirements, you have the right to object to the processing of your data. The same is true for the right to data portability.
In particular, pursuant to Article 21 (1) and (2) of the GDPR, you have a right to object to the processing of your data for direct marketing purposes, if such processing is based on legitimate interests.
Our data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer in our company. These are the contact details of our data protection officer:
Quantum Design GmbH
– Data protection officer –
Im Tiefen See 58
Right to lodge a complaint
You are entitled to lodge a complaint about our processing of your personal data with a data protection supervisory authority.
Last updated: 25th Oktober 2019