The data controller within the meaning of data protection legislation, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:
IST Metz GmbH
You can exercise the following rights at any time by contacting our data protection officer using the details provided:
If you have given us your consent, you are entitled to withdraw this at any time with effect for the future.
You can lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority at any time, e.g. to the competent supervisory authority in your place of residence or to the competent authority responsible for us as the data controller.
A list of supervisory authorities (for the private sector) and their addresses is available here: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
1.3.1 Nature and purpose of the processing
They provide us with certain data, such as your IP address and details of the browser and operating system you are using.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transfer viruses to a computer. We use the information stored in cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our Website and to ensure that our web pages are displayed correctly.
We never transfer the data we collect to third parties and we never link it to your personal data without your consent.
1.3.2 Storage period and the cookies used
CookieConsent (1 year)
_ga (2 years)
_gat (1 day)
_gid (1 day)
If these cookies (also) affect any of your personal data, we will inform you of this below.
You can use your browser settings to delete individual cookies or all the cookies stored on your device. Your browser settings also provide information and instructions on how to delete these cookies or prevent them from being stored to begin with. Depending on which browser you use, you can find the information you need by clicking on one of the following links:
1.4.1 Nature and purpose of the processing
When you register to use our personalised services, we will collect certain pieces of personal data from you, including your name, address, contact details and communications data (e.g. telephone number and email address). Registering with us will give you access to content and services that we only offer to registered users. If required, registered users also have the chance to request that the data they enter on registering be amended or deleted at any time. We can, of course, provide you with information at any time about the personal data we have stored about you.
1.4.2 Legal basis
The data provided during registration is processed on the basis of the user’s consent (Art. 6, Para. 1 (a) GDPR).
If registration was necessary in order to perform a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract, Art. 6, Para. 1 (b) GDPR serves as an additional legal basis for the processing of the data.
The recipients of the data may include technical service providers who are responsible for operating and maintaining our Website and act as data processors.
1.4.4 Storage period
1.4.5 Is the provision of the data prescribed by law or necessary?
You provide your personal data voluntarily, purely on the basis of your consent. If you do not provide us with your personal data, we cannot give you access to our content and services.
1.5.1 Nature and purpose of the processing
We use your data exclusively for the purpose of emailing you the newsletter to which you have subscribed. By providing us with your name, we can address you personally in the newsletter and, if applicable, can identify you if you wish to make use of your rights as a data subject.
To receive our newsletter, it is sufficient for you to provide us with your email address. If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will only use your data for this purpose. We may also inform our subscribers by email of any circumstances that are relevant to the service or registration (e.g. changes to the newsletter service or technical matters).
To complete the registration process successfully, you must provide us with a valid email address. To check that the registration details were actually entered by the owner of the email address provided, we use the “double opt-in” process. This involves us making a record of your request to receive the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation email and the receipt of the response requested in this email. No further data is collected. The data is only used to send out the newsletter and is not shared with third parties.
1.5.2 Legal basis
At regular intervals, we will send you our newsletter or comparable information to the email address you provided. We do this on the basis of your explicit consent (Art. 6, Para. 1 (a) GDPR).
The recipients of the data may include data processors.
1.5.4 Storage period
Data is only processed in this context if the data subject has provided their consent. If consent is withdrawn, the data will be deleted.
1.5.5 Is the provision of the data prescribed by law or necessary?
You provide your personal data voluntarily, purely on the basis of your consent. Without your consent, we are unfortunately unable to send you our newsletter.
1.7.1 Nature and purpose of the processing
The data is processed for the purposes of evaluating how our Website is used and compiling reports about website activity. The aim is to use this information about how the Website and internet are used to provide additional related services.
1.7.2 Legal basis
The data is processed on the basis of the user’s consent (Art. 6, Para. 1 (a) GDPR).
The recipient of the data is Google as the data processor. We have concluded an appropriate data processing contract with Google.
1.7.4 Storage period
The data will be deleted as soon as we no longer require it for our recordkeeping purposes.
1.7.5 Transfer to third countries
Google processes your data in the USA and has signed up to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
1.7.6 Is the provision of the data prescribed by law or necessary?
You provide your personal data voluntarily, purely on the basis of your consent. Preventing the data from being accessed may limit the functionality of this Website.
1.7.7 Withdrawal of consent
You can prevent cookies from being saved by changing the appropriate setting in your browser. Please note doing this may mean that you cannot make full use of all functions on this Website. You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
In addition to or instead of installing the browser add-on, you can prevent Google Analytics from tracking how you use our Website by clicking on this link. This installs an opt-out cookie on your device. Provided that this cookie remains installed on your browser, this will prevent Google Analytics from collecting information on our Website and in this browser in the future.
The Google Analytics tracking tool is used to evaluate the behaviour of visitors to this Website and to analyse their interests. This involves us creating a pseudonymous user profile.
To keep your data secure as it is being transmitted, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.
The operator of this Website has commissioned the following organisations, companies and individuals to process data on its behalf: