Data protection

Data protection

Data protection statement for the website of arcona Management GmbH



I. General

Personal data will be generated when you visit our websites. These are data that are required in order to enable you to use our websites or to enable us to consider your settings. Apart from this, they are information that you provide to us via the contact options offered on these pages.

We use these data in order to ensure proper operation of our website and to answer your queries.

Below, we inform you concerning the data collected on our website and the purposes for which they are processed. We will inform you about the use of “cookies” and the analysis tools used on our websites, and the option for approving or rejecting them. We will inform you concerning your rights and the contact details of our data protection officer at the end of the data protection statement.



We use cookies. Cookies are text files that are filed and stored on a computer system via a web browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which websites and servers can be associated with the specific web browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited websites and servers to distinguish your individual browser from any other web browser that contains any other cookies. A specific web browser may be recognised and identified by a unique cookie ID.

By use of cookies, we may provide users of this website with user-friendly services that would be impossible without setting the cookie. A cookie may optimise the information and offers on our website in the user’s interest. Cookies enable us, as mentioned before, to recognise the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is making it easier for users to use our website. For instance, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to enter his access data again every time when he visits the website because this is taken care of by the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer system.

You may prevent setting of cookies by our website at any time by making the corresponding setting in the web browser used and thereby permanently object to setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies already set may be erased at any time via a web browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common web browser. If the data subject deactivates setting of cookies in the web browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.


Server log files

The provider of our website will automatically collect and store information in server log files that your browser submits to us automatically. The recorded data may include


(1)   browser types and versions used,

(2)   the operating system used by the accessing system,

(3)   the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (referrers),

(4)   sub-webpages that are controlled via an accessing system on our website,

(5)   the data and time of an access to the website,

(6)   an internet protocol address (IP address),

(7)   the internet service provider of the accessing system and

(8)   other similar data and information that serve to defend against attacks on our information-technical systems.

We do not draw any conclusions concerning you when using these general data and information. Instead, this information is needed to


(1)   properly deliver the contents of our website,

(2)   optimise the contents of our website and advertisements for it,

(3)   ensure permanent function of our information-technology systems and the technology of our website

(4)   provide the criminal prosecution authorities with the information required for criminal prosecution in case of a cyberattack.


These data and information are therefore evaluated by us statistically and with the target of increasing data protection and data security in our company, in order to finally ensure an optimal protection level for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any other personal data you indicate. These data will not be combined with any other data sources. If there are any indications of illegal use of our website, however, we are able to subsequently inspect these data.



Customers can register with us

You can register on our website by stating your personal data. Which personal data is transmitted to us results from the respective input mask used for registration. The personal data entered by you will be collected and stored exclusively for internal use by us and for our own purposes. However, we can arrange for the data to be transferred to one or more contract processors, for example a parcel service provider, who will then also use the personal data exclusively for internal use attributable to us.

When you register on our website, the IP address assigned to you, the date and time of registration are also stored. This data is stored because that this is the only way to prevent misuse of our services and, if necessary, to enable us to investigate criminal offences committed. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary for our protection. These data are only transferred to third parties if there is a legal obligation to transfer them or if the transfer serves the purpose of criminal prosecution.

Your registration is subject to the voluntary disclosure of personal data and serves to provide you with contents or services, which can be offered only to registered users due to the nature of the matter. Registered persons are generally free to change the personal data provided during registration at any time or to have it completely deleted from our database, unless the right to deletion is restricted by law.

Upon request, we will inform you at any time which personal data about you is stored. Furthermore, we correct or delete personal data at your request, unless the rights to rectification or deletion are restricted by law. The data protection officer named in this privacy notice and all our employees are available to you as contact persons in this matter.



Newsletter subscription

1. Newsletter subscription: 

On our website, users can subscribe to our company’s newsletter. Which personal data of the data subject are transmitted for processing when ordering the newsletter results from the input mask used for this purpose.

We inform our customers and business partners at regular intervals by means of a newsletter about offers from our company. The newsletter of our company can only be received by you if

(1) you have a valid e-mail address and

(2) you have registered for the newsletter.


For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail is sent in the double opt-in procedure to an e-mail address registered for the newsletter dispatch the first time. This confirmation e-mail serves to check whether the owner of the e-mail address has authorized the receipt of the newsletter as the data subject.

When registering for the newsletter, we also store the IP address assigned to you as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace any misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later point in time and therefore serves our legal protection.

The personal data collected when registering for the newsletter will be used exclusively for sending our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter may be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or for registration, as could be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter offer or changes in the technical conditions. The personal data collected in the context of the newsletter service will not be transferred to third parties.

You can cancel your subscription to our newsletter at any time. You can revoke your consent to the storage of personal data that you have given us for sending the newsletter at any time. For the purpose of revoking your consent, you will find a corresponding link in every newsletter. It is also possible at any time to unsubscribe directly from the newsletter dispatch on our website or to inform us of this in another way.


2. Newsletter-Tracking:

Our newsletters may contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in e-mails sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows us to perform a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. On the basis of the embedded tracking pixels we can see whether and when an e-mail was opened by a recipient and which links in the e-mail were called up.

Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters is stored and evaluated by us in order to optimise our newsletter dispatch and to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of recipients. This personal data will not be transferred to third parties.

Data subjects are entitled at any time to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent given via the double opt-in procedure. After revocation, this personal data will be deleted, unless the right to erasure is restricted by law. If you unsubscribe from receiving the newsletter, we automatically interpret this as a revocation of your consent.



Contact form

Due to legal regulations, our website contains information that enables quick electronic contact to our company as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data you provide will be automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis will be stored for the purposes of processing or contacting you. There is no disclosure of this personal data to third parties.


Blog – It is possible to comment on blog content (1.) / subscribe to blog content (2.)


1. Commenting on blog content:

We offer users the opportunity to leave individual comments on specific blog posts on a blog located on our website. A blog is a web-based, usually publicly accessible portal in which one or more people, who are called bloggers or web bloggers, can post articles or write down thoughts in so-called blog posts. The blog posts can usually be commented on by third parties.

We use the external service provider Disqus to run our blog. The operating company is Disqus Inc., 717 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103.

It is a comment system that stores comments on US servers. This is accompanied by storage of your IP address and the comments themselves on the servers of Disqus Inc.

For more information and the privacy policy of Disqus, please visit:

If the data subject leaves a comment in the blog published on this website, in addition to the comments left by the person concerned, information on the time of the commentary input and the username (pseudonym) chosen by the data subject are also saved and published. Furthermore, the IP address assigned to you will also be logged. The IP address is stored for security reasons and in the event that the data subject violates the rights of third parties or posts illegal content by submitting a comment.

The storage of this personal data is therefore in our own interest, so that we could exculpate ourselves in case of infringement if necessary. There is no disclosure of this collected personal data to third parties, unless such disclosure is required by law or serves our legal defence.


2. Subscribing to blog content:

The comments made in our blog can be subscribed to by third parties in principle. In particular, there is an option for a commentator to subscribe to comments following his/her comment on a particular blog post.

If you choose to subscribe to comments, we will send an automatic confirmation email to double-check whether the owner of the specified email address has actually opted for this option. The option to subscribe to comments can be terminated at any time.


Blog/Guestbook – It is possible to write guestbook entries

We offer users the opportunity to leave individual comments in our blog/guestbook on our website. A blog/guestbook is a portal on a website, usually open to the public, in which one or more people can poste or write  article entries or thoughts.

If a data subject leaves a comment in the blog/guestbook published on this website, in addition to the comments left by the data subject information a