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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy | Consultation & Coaching | Trauma Therapy

Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection
General informationThe following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with yourpersonal data when you visit this website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used topersonally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consultour Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.

Data recording on this website
Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e. the “controller”)?
The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is availableunder section “Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)” in thisPrivacy Policy.

How do we record your data?
We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be informationyou enter into our contact form.Other data shall be recorded by our IT systems automatically or after you consent to its recording duringyour website visit. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system,or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access this website.

What are the purposes we use your data for?
A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other datamay be used to analyze your user patterns.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients, and purposes of your archivedpersonal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demandthat your data are rectified or eradicated. If you have consented to data processing, you have the option torevoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future data processing. Moreover, you have the right todemand that the processing of your data be restricted under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you havethe right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have questions about this or any other data protectionrelated issues.

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties
There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analyzed when your visit this website.Such analyses are performed primarily with what we refer to as analysis programs.For detailed information about these analysis programs please consult our Data Protection Declaration below.

 

2. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
External HostingThis website is hosted by an external service provider (host). Personal data collected on this website arestored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests,metadata and communications, contract information, contact information, names, web page access, andother data generated through a web site.The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of secure, fast, and efficient provision of our online services by aprofessional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and tofollow our instructions with respect to such data.We are using the following host:
STRATO AG
Pascalstraße 10
10587 Berlin

Execution of a contract data processing agreement
In order to guarantee processing in compliance with data protection regulations, we have concluded anorder processing contract with our host.

3. General information and mandatory information

Data protection
The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence,we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory dataprotection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprisesdata that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data wecollect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose theinformation is collected.We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications)may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third-party access.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)
The data processing controller on this website is:
Privatpraxis für Psychotherapie
Amelie Baumann
Düsseldorfer Straße 226
45481 Mülheim an der Ruhr

Phone: 0160 - 955 042 49
E-mail: anfrage@dieschmiede-ruhr.de

The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makesdecisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mailaddresses, etc.).

Storage duration
Unless a more specific storage period has been specified in this privacy policy, your personal data will remainwith us until the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies. If you assert a justified request fordeletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted, unless we have other legallypermissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g. tax or commercial law retention periods); in thelatter case, the deletion will take place after these reasons cease to apply.

Information on data transfer to the USA
Our website uses, in particular, tools from companies based in the USA. When these tools are active, yourpersonal information may be transferred to the US servers of these companies. We must point out that the USA is not a safe third country within the meaning of EU data protection law. US companies are required torelease personal data to security authorities without you as the data subject being able to take legal actionagainst this. The possibility cannot therefore be excluded that US authorities (e.g. secret services) mayprocess, evaluate, and permanently store your data on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have noinfluence over these processing activities.

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data
A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can alsorevoke at any time any consent you have already given us. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulnessof any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to directadvertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
IN THE EVENT THAT DATA ARE PROCESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 SECT. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOUHAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASEDON GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR UNIQUE SITUATION. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILINGBASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. TO DETERMINE THE LEGAL BASIS, ON WHICH ANY PROCESSING OFDATA IS BASED, PLEASE CONSULT THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU LOG ANOBJECTION, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE ARE INA POSITION TO PRESENT COMPELLING PROTECTION WORTHY GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING OFYOUR DATA, THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR IF THE PURPOSE OFTHE PROCESSING IS THE CLAIMING, EXERCISING OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS(OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 1 GDPR).IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS BEING PROCESSED IN ORDER TO ENGAGE IN DIRECT ADVERTISING,YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR AFFECTEDPERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TOTHE EXTENT THAT IT IS AFFILIATED WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOURPERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES(OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 2 GDPR).

Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisoryagency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at theplace where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any otheradministrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.

Right to data portability
You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of yourconsent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machinereadable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be doneonly if it is technically feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders orinquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryptionprogram. You can recognize an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browserswitches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information about, rectification and eradication of data
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demandinformation about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of theprocessing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified or eradicated. If you havequestions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate tocontact us at any time.

Right to demand processing restrictions
You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data isconcerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time. The right to demand restriction of processing applies inthe following cases:

  • In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually needsome time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right todemand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option todemand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
  • If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legalentitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data insteadof its eradication.
  • If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to beweighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have theright to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving– may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or toprotect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited bythe European Union or a member state of the EU.

Rejection of unsolicited e-mails
We herewith object to the use of contact information published in conjunction with the mandatoryinformation to be provided in our Site Notice to send us promotional and information material that we havenot expressly requested. The operators of this website and its pages reserve the express right to take legalaction in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional information, for instance via SPAM messages.

4. Recording of data on this website

Cookies
Our websites and pages use what the industry refers to as “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that do notcause any damage to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (sessioncookies) or they are permanently archived on your device (permanent cookies). Session cookies areautomatically deleted once you terminate your visit. Permanent cookies remain archived on your deviceuntil you actively delete them, or they are automatically eradicated by your web browser.In some cases, it is possible that third-party cookies are stored on your device once you enter our site (third-party cookies). These cookies enable you or us to take advantage of certain services offered by the thirdparty (e.g. cookies for the processing of payment services).Cookies have a variety of functions. Many cookies are technically essential since certain website functionswould not work in the absence of the cookies (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Thepurpose of other cookies may be the analysis of user patterns or the display of promotional messages.Cookies, which are required for the performance of electronic communication transactions (requiredcookies) or for the provision of certain functions you want to use (functional cookies, e.g. for the shoppingcart function) or those that are necessary for the optimization of the website (e.g. cookies that providemeasurable insights into the web audience), shall be stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, unless adifferent legal basis is cited. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies toensure the technically error free and optimized provision of the operator’s services. If your consent to thestorage of the cookies has been requested, the respective cookies are stored exclusively on the basis of theconsent obtained (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR); this consent may be revoked at any time. You have the option to set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified any time cookies areplaced and to permit the acceptance of cookies only in specific cases. You may also exclude the acceptance ofcookies in certain cases or in general or activate the delete function for the automatic eradication of cookieswhen the browser closes. If cookies are deactivated, the functions of this website may be limited.In the event that third-party cookies are used or if cookies are used for analytical purposes, we willseparately notify you in conjunction with this Data Protection Policy and, if applicable, ask for your consent.

Server log files
The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called serverlog files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:

  • The type and version of browser used
  • The used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • The hostname of the accessing computer
  • The time of the server inquiry
  • The IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimateinterest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order toachieve this, server log files must be recorded.

Contact form
If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as anycontact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the eventthat we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the executionof a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases the processing isbased on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR) or on your agreement (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this has been requested.The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate thedata, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is beingarchived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be withoutprejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.

Request by e-mail, telephone, or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name,request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass thesedata on without your consent.These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR if your inquiry is related to the fulfillmentof a contract or is required for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the data areprocessed on the basis of our legitimate interest in the effective handling of inquiries submitted to us (Art. 6Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR) if it has been obtained.The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request).Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.

5. Analysis tools and advertising

WordPress Statistics
This website uses “WordPress Statistics” to statistically evaluate visitor access. The provider is AutomatticInc, 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA.WordPress Statistics uses technologies that enable the recognition of the user for the purpose of analyzinguser behavior (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). WordPress Stats collects for analysis, among otherthings, log files (referrer, IP address, browser, etc.), the origin of website visitors (country, city) and whatactions they have taken on the site (e.g. clicks, views, downloads). The collected information concerning theuse of this website is stored on servers in the United States. Your IP address is rendered anonymous afterprocessing and prior to the storage of the data.The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimateinterest in the anonymous analysis of user patterns, in order to optimize the operator’s web offerings andadvertising. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies),the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can berevoked at any time.