Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement of Architects Office Collignon Architecture and Design GmbH, Kurfürstendamm 67, 10707 Berlin


1. Subject of this Privacy Policy

The protection of your personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") is a great and very important concern for us. In the following, we would like to inform you in detail about which data has been collected from us and how these are processed or used by us in the following as well as which accompanying protective measures we have also taken in technical and organizational respects.

2. Responsible body / service provider

Responsible according to Art. 4 DSGVO and at the same time a service provider within the meaning of the Telemedia Act (TMG)

Collignon Architecture and Design GmbH,
Kurfürstendamm 67,
10707 Berlin

Managing Director Dipl.-Ing. Oliver Collignon
Telephone: +49 30 31 51 81 -0

The Service Provider mentioned above is also responsible under § 55 of the Broadcasting Treaty.

3. Collection and use of your data

All personal data that we collect from you will only be collected, processed and used for the specified purpose. In doing so, we note that this only happens within the framework of the applicable legislation or otherwise only with your consent.
In accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO, you may object to the processing of your data in the cases mentioned there. Please contact or send us your request by mail.

You have the right to complain to the relevant data protection supervisory authority.

Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Friedrichstraße 219
10969 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 138 89 -0
Fax: +49 30 215 505 0

The extent and nature of the collection and use of your data differs depending on whether you visit our website for the sole purpose of retrieving information or for services offered by us:

a) Internet usage

For the purely informative use of our website, it is generally not necessary for you to provide personal data.
Rather, in this case, we only collect and use those of your data that your Internet browser automatically transmits to us, such as:

  • Date and time of retrieval of one of our websites
  • your browser type
  • the browser settings
  • the operating system used
  • the page you visited last
  • The transferred amount of data and the access status (file transfer, file not found etc.) as well as
  • your IP address.

We collect and use this data during an informative visit only in non-personal form. This is done in order to enable the use of the websites you have retrieved for statistical purposes and to improve our internet presence. We store the IP address only for the duration of your visit, a personal evaluation does not take place. A merge of this data with other data sources is not performed, the data is also deleted after a statistical evaluation. According to the decision of the European Court of Justice of 19.10.2016 (Ref .: C 582/14), this is also admissible in view of the Telemedia Act.

b) Use of offers or data usage to fulfill the task

Insofar as you wish to make use of the services offered by us, you may be required to provide additional data. These are the data required for the respective transaction. Further information may be provided voluntarily; they are marked as optional by us.

Some of the services are also provided in the login area of the homepage.
The collection or use of your data is for the purpose of providing you with the required service.
Your data will be forwarded to the aforementioned purpose, if necessary, to us supporting service providers, which we have of course carefully selected and committed to comply with data protection laws. In particular, these may be technical service providers or shipping service providers (lettershop, etc.).
The transfer of your data to other third parties is otherwise only if this is permitted by law or we have received your explicit consent.

4. Data protection consent

In addition to the processing of the services you want, we would like to offer you - of course only if you explicitly agree in a separate place - an Internet presence geared to your interests and occasionally by post or e-mail for you based on your data interesting news and Provide information about us. For this purpose, it is technically necessary that we summarize your accumulated and specified data in user profiles and evaluate them for the aforementioned purposes. This is done internally and only for the aforementioned purposes.

We may also require your consent to publish images that are under your copyright or on which you are pictured. You can give your consent separately. You can subsequently revoke it at any time with effect for the future. The consent regarding cookies or advertising trackers is based on § 6 of this declaration below.

5. Newsletter

We do not offer an e-mail newsletter service.

6. Use of cookies

For our website we do not store any personal data in cookies.
From the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation on 25.05.2018, we will obtain your explicit consent for the use of cookies prior to their use prior to the use of cookies.

7. Right of revocation and opposition

We would like to point out that you can revoke any data protection consent that we have been granted at any time with effect for the future. Insofar as there are legal requirements for the collection of data (eg architect list), there is no right of revocation.

8. Use of statistics tools, e.g. Google Analytics

We do not use statistics tools.

9. Data security

We also use technical and organizational security measures to protect personal data arising or collected, in particular against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or against the attack of unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

We provide you with our contact form, with which you can send personal data to us. These forms are protected against disclosure by third parties through the use of TLS encryption. The data you enter or submit to us as a file may be stored by us and processed by agreement. If the use and processing requires the consent of the user or third parties, the consent can be withdrawn at any time without giving reasons. In this case, however, the contract performance may be affected by us.

Depending on the service, you may be asked to provide various inputs for identifying or preventing abuse:

a) For the identification of the delivery of data, the entry of a user-defined identifier or other suitable authentication may be required. The data will be protected by SFTP or HTTPS against the knowledge of third parties, provided that the user uses the recommended methods of data transmission.

b) CAPTCHAS, which contain images or tasks that can not be processed by computer scripts, can be used to prevent machine use.

10. Deletion deadlines

In each case, we store personal data only until the purpose of data storage ceases to exist, as long as no statutory retention periods or limitation periods of potentially deleterious data are in conflict with the deletion (in this case, the processing of the data is restricted in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR) ,

11. Affected rights

Under applicable law, you have various rights regarding your personal information. If you would like to assert these rights, please send your request by e-mail or by post with a clear identification of your person to the above mentioned address of the responsible person.

Below is an overview of your rights.

a) Right to confirmation and information

You have the right at any time to obtain confirmation from us as to whether personal data relating to you are being processed. If this is the case, you have the right to obtain free information from us about the personal data you have stored together with a copy of this data.

Furthermore, there is a right to the following information:

  1. the processing purposes;
  2. the categories of personal data being processed;
  3. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed or are still being disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or to international organizations;
  4. if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if that is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration;
  5. the right of rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you or restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
  6. the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
  7. if the personal data is not collected from you, all available information about the source of the data;
  8. the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and - at least in these cases - meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the implications and intended effects of such processing for you.

Federal Chamber of Architects (23 May 2018)

If personal data are transmitted to a third country or to an international organization, you have the right to be informed about the appropriate guarantees under Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer.

b) Right to rectification

You have the right to demand immediate correction of incorrect personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of data storage, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary statement.

c) Right to be erased ("right to be forgotten")

You have the right to ask us to delete your personal information without delay, and we are required to delete your personal information immediately if one of the following is true:

  1. The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
  2. You revoke your consent, to which the processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. DSGVO and there is no other legal basis for processing.
  3. In accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO, you object to the processing and there are no prior justifiable reasons for the processing, or you object to the processing according to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.
  4. The personal data were processed unlawfully.
  5. The deletion of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation under Union or national law to which we are subject.
  6. The personal data were collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 (1) GDPR.

The right to erasure does not exist if the processing is necessary

  1. to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
  2. to fulfill a legal obligation required by the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject, or to carry out a task which is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the controller;
  3. for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 (2) lit. h and i and Art. 9 (3) GDPR;
  4. for archival purposes of public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes acc. Article 89 (1) GDPR, to the extent that the law referred to in subparagraph (a) is likely to render impossible or seriously affect the achievement of the objectives of that processing, or
  5. to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If we have made the personal data publicly available and if we are obliged to delete them in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, we take appropriate measures, including technical ones, to inform data controllers who process the personal data, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs. to inform you that you have requested that you delete any links to such personal information or copies or replications of such personal information.

d) Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to require us to restrict processing if any of the following conditions apply:

  1. The accuracy of your personal data is contested by you, for a period of time that enables us to verify the accuracy of your personal data, Federal Chamber of Architects (23 May 2018)
  2. the processing is unlawful and you refuse the deletion of personal data and instead demand the restriction of the use of personal data;
  3. We no longer need your personal information for the purposes of processing, but you need the information to assert, exercise or defend your rights, or
  4. You have objected to the processing according to Art. 21 (1) GDPR, as long as it is not certain that the justified reasons of our company outweigh yours.

If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, your data may only be stored with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for important reasons the public interest of the Union or of a Member State.

e) Data transferability

You have the right to receive the personal information that you have provided us in a structured, common and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transfer that information to another person without hindrance, provided that

  1. the processing on a consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a DSGVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO is based and
  2. the processing is done using automated procedures.

In exercising your right to data portability in accordance with paragraph 1, you have the right to obtain that the personal data are transmitted directly by us to another party, as far as technically feasible.
The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the controller.

f) Right to object

For reasons arising from your particular situation, you have the right at any time against the processing of personal data relating to you which, on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f DSGVO takes an objection. We no longer process personal information, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning you for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 (1) GDPR Unless the processing is necessary to fulfill a public interest task.

g) Right to revoke a data protection consent

You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

h) Right to complain to a supervisory authority

You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, that you believe that the processing of your personal data is unlawful.

i) Right to information

If you have the right of rectification, erasure or restriction of processing to the controller, he / she is obliged to notify all recipients to whom your personal data have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing, unless: this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
You have a right to the person responsible to be informed about these recipients.