Welcome to the wor(l)ds of Les Idées and Nadine Stelzer. I am very delighted that you have shown interest in my work.
Data protection is of a particularly high priority for me. The use of my website thoughtcosmos.com is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if you want to use special services via my website, processing of personal data, such as your email address, could become necessary.
The processing of personal data shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Les Idées. By means of this data protection declaration, I would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data I collect, use and process. Furthermore, you are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.
Les Idées is the data controller (referred to as “I”, “me” or “my” in this privacy notice). So I am responsible for any personal data you share with me.
This privacy notice was last updated on 26 December 2021.
|Full name of legal entity:||Les Idées c/o Nadine Stelzer|
|Postal address:||Karl-Russell-Str. 42, 56070 Koblenz, Germany|
What data do I collect about you, for what purpose, and on what grounds do I process it?
Personal data is any info that’s capable of identifying an individual. It doesn’t include anonymised data.
I may process the following categories of personal data about you:
This is any communication that you send to me — whether it’s through a contact form on my website or email.
I save and process that data in order to communicate with you and for record keeping. For example, when you contact me via a form on this website, a copy of your message is saved in the backend of my website. I also receive your message by email and may decide to save it as a record of my communications.
There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.
While I hope this never happens, I’ll also use such data to establish, pursue or defend legal claims.
It’s in my legitimate interest to process it so I can reply to you, keep the necessary records and deal with legal situations as they occur.
When you buy services from me, I process info (by email only; hosted by mailbox.org, Berlin, mailbox.org/en/security) such as your:
- Job title,
- Business info, such as your industry, website, etc.,
- Billing & delivery addresses,
- Email address,
- Phone number, and
- Purchase details.
This is to supply the services you’ve bought, and to keep records of such transactions. I need to process it so I can perform a contract between you and me — and/or take steps to enter into such a contract (at your request).
That’s data about the use of my website such as:
- Page views and navigation paths;
- Details about the number of times someone uses my website
I process that data to analyse the use of my website. It can‘t be linked to specific users.
I don’t collect any sensitive data about you. Neither do I collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
(Sensitive data refers to data that includes details about your ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data.)
How I Collect Your Personal Data
I collect data about you when you give it directly to me (for example by filling in forms on my site or by sending me emails).
Sharing Your Personal Data
I may have to share your personal data with the following parties:
- IT and system administration service providers,
- Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, accountants and insurers,
- Government bodies that require me to report processing activities,
- Third parties to whom I sell, transfer or merge parts of my business or my assets.
I require all third parties to whom I transfer your data to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it lawfully. I only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in line with my instructions.
I’ve put security measures in place to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, altered, disclosed, or accessed without authorisation.
In addition, I allow only those partners access to your personal data who have a business need to know it. They’ll only process your personal data on my instructions and they must keep it confidential.
I have procedures in place to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach if I‘m legally required to.
Keeping Your Data
I’ll only keep your personal data for as long as I need it for the purposes I collected it — including legal, accounting, or reporting needs.
When deciding how long I should keep it, I look at:
- Its amount, nature and sensitivity,
- Potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure,
- The processing purposes (if these can be achieved by other means), and
- Legal requirements.
For tax purposes, the law requires me to keep basic information about my customers (including contact, identity, financial and transaction data) for at least ten years after they stop being customers.
In some circumstances, I may anonymise your personal data for research or statistical purposes — in which case I may use that information indefinitely without further notice to you.
Your Legal Rights
The data protection laws give you certain rights in relation to your personal data.
You have the right to request:
- Restriction, and
- Transfer of your data.
You also have the right to:
- Object to processing,
- Port your data, and
- Withdraw consent (where the lawful ground of processing is consent).
You can learn more about your rights here:
To exercise any of the rights set out above, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I won’t ask you to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights).
However, I may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. In those circumstances, I may refuse to comply with your request.
I may need to request specific information from you to help me confirm it’s you and make sure you have the right to access the personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure so I don’t share that personal data to anyone who has no right to get it. I may also contact you to ask you for more information about your request to speed up my response.
I try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take me longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In that case, I’ll let you know.
If you aren’t happy with any aspect of how I collect and use your data, you have the right to complain.
I’d love to be the first to know if you do have a complaint so that I can try to resolve it for you.
This website includes links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. I don’t control those third-party websites and I‘m not responsible for their privacy statements.
When you leave my website, I encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit — in particular when you visit my social media profiles.
Privacy and My Social Media Profiles
On my website, you’ll find links to my social media profiles. I have chosen not to embed any social media content or “Like” buttons in order to minimise tracking. Still, it’s worth checking out those privacy policies so you know what happens when you follow the links and visit my profiles.