Data protection declaration
Person in charge
Name and address of the Controller:
Leef Blattwerk GmbH
- Management -
Authorized representative: Claudio Fritz-Vietta
Privacy ProtectionLeef Blattwerk GmbH
- Privacy Protection -
Data Protection Officer: Thomas Ziemer
Note: According to Article 37 GDPR and Section 38 BDSG, we are not obliged to appoint a company data protection officer.
Protecting your personal information is a key concern for us. leef.bio is committed to protecting your personal information and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. You can visit most of our website without revealing any of your personal information to us. Occasionally, however, we need some information to provide the services you request. This privacy information explains how we store and use your information in these situations. Therefore, please read it carefully. By using the internet pages on leef.bio, you consent to the use of your data in accordance with this statement.
leef.bio collects and processes your personal data in compliance with the applicable country-specific provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union. By means of this data protection declaration, we would like to inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected and processed by us. Furthermore, we will inform you about your rights by means of this data protection declaration.
a) Personal data
This is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "Data Subject"); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
b) Data Subject
This is an identified or identifiable natural person to whom the personal data processed by the Controller relates.
It is any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
d) Restriction of processing.
This is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.
This is any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects relating to that natural person's job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or change of location.
This is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
The Controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the Controller or the specific criteria for its designation may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
It is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the Controller.
It is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data is disclosed, whether or not it is a third party.
j) Third party
This is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body, other than the data subject, the Controller, the processor and the persons authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the Controller or the processor.
k) Consent of the data subject.
This is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of consent in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
l) Supervisory Authority
This is an independent governmental body established by an EU Member State pursuant to Article 51 of the GDPR.
Collection of general data and information
Each time a page is accessed by a Data Subject or an automated system, a series of general access data is stored in a log file. The following data may be recorded: (1) the date and time of access to the website, (2) the access status, (3) the request that your browser sent to the server, (4) the amount of data transferred, (5) the website from which you came to the requested page (referrer), (6) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (7) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (8) the product and version information of the browser used (user agent), (9) the operating system used by the accessing computer system, and (10) other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our IT systems.
When using these general data and information, leef.bio does not draw any conclusions about the Data Subject. Rather, this information is needed (1) to be able to deliver the content of our Internet pages correctly, (2) to optimize and adapt the content of our Internet pages, (3) to ensure the long-term functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our Internet pages, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. Therefore, leef.bio analyzes anonymously collected data and information on one hand statistically and on the other hand with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and ultimately to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.
You can deactivate the storage of cookies in your Internet browser, limit them to certain Internet pages or set your browser to notify you as soon as a cookie is sent. You can also delete cookies from the hard drive of your PC at any time. Please note, however, that the use of the services of our Internet pages may then not be fully possible.
You can find out how to manage (including disabling) cookies on the main browsers by following the links below:
Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=de (https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=de)
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies)
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen (https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen)
Safari: https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac (https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac)
Technically necessary cookies:
Use of Borlabs cookie
On our website, we use the consent management tool Borlabs Cookie from the provider Borlabs - Benjamin A. Bornschein (Georg-Wilhelm-Str. 17, 21107 Hamburg; "Borlabs"). The tool allows you to give consent to data processing via the website, in particular the setting of cookies, as well as to exercise your right of revocation for consent already given. Data processing serves the purpose of obtaining and documenting required consents to data processing and thus complying with legal obligations. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Among other things, the following information can be collected: Date and time of the page view, information about the browser you are using and the device you are using, UID (randomly assigned, anonymous ID), opt-in and opt-out data. This data is not passed on to third parties. Data processing is carried out for the fulfillment of a legal obligation on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR. You can find more information about data protection at Borlabs at: https://de.borlabs.io/borlabs-cookie/ (https://de.borlabs.io/borlabs-cookie/)
Use of Google Analytics
Google Analytics uses technologies such as cookies, web storage in the browser and tracking pixels, which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by this about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. There is no adequacy decision of the EU Commission for the USA. The data transfer takes place, among other things, on the basis of standard contractual clauses as appropriate guarantees for the protection of personal data, viewable at:
Use of YouTube
Analysis and tracking
Use of Google Analytics
On our website, we use the Google Analytics web analytics service provided by Google LLC. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). If you have your habitual residence in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) is the Controller of your data. Google Ireland Limited is therefore the company affiliated with Google that is responsible for processing your data and complying with applicable data protection laws.
The data processing serves the purpose of analyzing this website and its visitors as well as for marketing and advertising purposes. For this purpose, Google will use the information obtained on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. In this context, the following information may be collected, among others: IP address, date and time of page view, click path, information about the browser you are using and the device you are using (device), pages visited, referrer URL (website from which you accessed our website), location data, purchase activities. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google. Your data may be linked by Google with other data, such as your search history, your personal accounts, your usage data of other devices and any other data Google has on you. IP anonymization is activated on this website. This means that your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html (https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html) bzw. unter https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/ (https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/) sowie unter https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=de (https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=de).
Plug-ins and OthersUse of YouTube
We use the YouTube video embedding feature of Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; "YouTube") on our website.YouTube is a company affiliated with Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google").
The function displays videos stored on YouTube in an iFrame on the website. The option "Extended data protection mode" is activated. This means that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to the website. Only when you watch a video is information about it transmitted to YouTube and stored there. Your data may be transmitted to the USA. There is no adequacy decision of the EU Commission for the USA. The data transfer takes place, among other things, on the basis of standard contractual clauses as appropriate safeguards for the protection of personal data, viewable at:https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks (https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks).
Contact us by e-mail
If you initiate business contact with us by e-mail, we collect your personal data (name, e-mail address, message text) only to the extent provided by you. The data processing serves the processing and answering of your contact request.
If the contact serves the implementation of pre-contractual measures (e.g. consultation in case of interest in purchase, preparation of an offer) or concerns a contract already concluded between you and us, this data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR. If the contact is made for other reasons, this data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR from our overriding legitimate interest in processing and responding to your request. In this case, you have the right to object at any time to this processing of personal data relating to you based on Art. 6 (1) f GDPR for reasons arising from your particular situation.
We will only use your e-mail address to process your request. Your data will then be deleted in compliance with legal retention periods, unless you have consented to further processing and use.
Duration for which the personal data are stored
leef.bio retains personal information only as long as necessary to provide services and complete transactions that you have requested or for other important purposes, such as compliance with our legal obligation, dispute resolution, and for enforcement of our contracts. Because these measures vary for other types of data in the context of other services, the actual retention period may vary significantly.
If the purpose of storage no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
Rights of the person concerned
Chapter 3 of the GDPR describes transparent information, communication and modalities for the exercise of a data subject's rights to be complied with by the Controller:
a) Right to confirmation
Every data subject has the right, granted by the European legislator, to obtain confirmation from the Controller as to whether personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact the Controller. (Article 15 (1) GDPR)
b) Right of access
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to obtain at any time from the Controller, free of charge, information about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European legislator has granted the data subject access to the following information:
- Processing purposes,
- the categories of personal data which are processed,
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organizations,
- if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration,
- the existence of a right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning him or her, or to obtain the restriction of processing by the Controller, or a right to object to such processing,
- the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority,
- if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information about the origin of the data as well as
- the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and Article 4 of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.
Furthermore, the Data Subject shall have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information about the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.
If a Data Subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may contact the Controller at any time. (Article 15 (1) GDPR)
c) Right to rectification
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator to demand the immediate rectification of any inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. The Controller shall thereafter only further process such data if it is entitled to do so. Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to request that incomplete personal data be completed, including by means of a supplementary declaration.
If a Data Subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact the Controller. (Article 16 GDPR)
d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to obtain from the Controller the erasure without delay of personal data concerning him or her, where one of the following grounds applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:
- The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
- The Data Subject revokes the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
- The Data Subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (2) GDPR.
- The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
- The deletion of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the Controller is subject.
- The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8 (1) GDPR.
If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to arrange for the deletion of personal data stored by leef.bio, he or she may, at any time, contact the Controller. The Controller will arrange for the deletion request to be complied with immediately.
If the personal data have been made public by leef.bio and our company as the Controller is obliged to erase the personal data pursuant to Article 17 (1) of the GDPR, leef.bio shall implement reasonable measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technologies and the cost of implementation, to inform other data Controllers which process the published personal data, that the data subject has requested from those other data Controllers the erasure of all links to the personal data or copies or replications of the personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The Controller will arrange the necessary in individual cases.
e) Right to restriction of processing
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to obtain from the Controller the restriction of processing where one of the following conditions is met:
- The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the Data Subject for a period enabling the Controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
- The processing is unlawful, the Data Subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of the use of the personal data.
- The Controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
- The data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate grounds of the Controller override those of the data subject.
If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by leef.bio, he or she may, at any time, contact the Controller. The latter will arrange the restriction of the processing. (Article 18 GDPR)
f) Obligation of notification in connection with the rectification or erasure of personal data or the restriction of processing
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to be informed by the Controller of the recipients to whom personal data of the data subject have been disclosed, if the data subject so requests.
The Controller shall notify all recipients to whom personal data of the data subject have been disclosed of any rectification or erasure of the personal data or restriction of processing pursuant to Article 16, Article 17(1) and Article 18 GDPR, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
g) Right to data portability
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which have been provided by the data subject to a Controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she also has the right to transmit this data to another Controller without hindrance from the Controller to whom the personal data have been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) GDPR and the processing is carried out with the aid of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Controller.
Furthermore, when exercising the right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one Controller to another Controller, where technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other individuals.
In order to assert the right to data portability, the Data Subject may at any time contact the Controller.
h) Right to object
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
leef.bio shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the Data Subject, or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
If leef.bio processes personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, the Data Subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data for such marketing. This also applies to the profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If the Data Subject objects to leef.bio to the processing for direct marketing purposes, leef.bio will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the Data Subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out by leef.bio for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.
In order to exercise the right to object, the Data Subject may directly contact the Controller. The Data Subject is also free, in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to exercise his or her right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications. (Article 21 GDPR)
i) Right to withdraw consent under data protection law.
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the Data Subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw consent, he or she may, at any time, contact the Controller. (Article 7 (3) GDPR)
j) Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, any Data Subject of the processing of personal data shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of his or her residence, place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, granted by the European legislator, if he or she considers that the processing of personal data relating to him or her infringes the GDPR.
The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 GDPR.
k) Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling
Any Data Subject concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European legislator, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, unless the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the Data Subject and the Controller, or (2) is permitted by Union or Member State law to which the Controller is subject, and that law contains suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is based on the Data Subject's explicit consent.
If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the Data Subject and the data Controller, or (2) it is made with the Data Subject's explicit consent, leef.bio shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the Data Subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, which include at least the right to obtain the Data Subject's involvement on the part of the Controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.
If the Data Subject wishes to exercise rights concerning automated decisions, he or she may, at any time, contact the Controller. (Article 22 GDPR))
Legal basis for the processing of personal data
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the Data Subject for a specific processing purpose for processing operations involving personal data, Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR serves as the legal basis.
When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the Data Subject is a party, Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract could not be concluded.
If processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which our company is subject, such as compliance with tax obligations, Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR serves as the legal basis.
In the event that vital interests of the Data Subject or another natural person make processing of personal data necessary, Article 6 (1) (d) GDPR serves as the legal basis. If the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the Data Subject do not override the former interest, Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing.
Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the Controller
Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (see above), the legitimate interest pursued by us is the performance of a business activity for the benefit of the well-being of our employees.