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Privacy Policy and Information acc. to Art. 13 GDPR

General points

We are delighted that you visit our website and that you are interested in our services. We consider the protection of your personal data as a user of our website to be of utmost importance and we strictly comply with data protection provisions when it comes to data collection, processing and use; this is particularly true for processing of your personal data.

Name and contact details of the Controller

Controller Hotel Seezeichen GmbH
Representative Daniel Nottbrock (Managing Director)
Street Dorfstraße 22
Postcode / place 18347 Ostseebad Ahrenshoop
Telephone +49 (0) 38 22 0 / 67 97-0
Fax +49 (0) 38 22 0 / 67 97-67

Purposes of personal data processing and the legal basis of processing:

Purposes of the Processing Legal basis
Website visitors contacting the controller via the on-line contact or booking form Art. 6(1) point (b) GDPR (required for fulfilling pre-contractual duties)
File uploads The legal basis depends on the type of uploaded files and may include:
Art. 6(1) point (b) GDPR (required for contract fulfilment or performing pre-contractual measures)
Art. 88 GDPR in connection with sec. 26 para. 1 BDSG (employment establishment)
Processing of technical information for service provision and optimising the display of information called off by the website visitors on their terminals Art. 6(1) point (f) GDPR (Controller’s legitimate interest)
Inclusion of external Google fonts Art. 6(1) point (f) GDPR (Controller’s legitimate interest)
Inclusion of “YouTube” videos Art. 6(1) point (f) GDPR (Controller’s legitimate interest)
Execution of the “jQuery” JavaScript framework external code Art. 6(1) point (f) GDPR (Controller’s legitimate interest)
Website management and adequate process structure during the visit by employing cookies Art. 6(1) point (f) GDPR (Controller’s legitimate interest)

If your personal data are processed to protect the controller’s legitimate interest in terms of art. 6(1) point (f) GDPR, this interest shall consist in permanently analysing and improving the website and in optimising user-friendliness. Should audience measurement techniques be used, the Privacy Policy will separately inform you about this and you have a right to object. Our legitimate interest in audience measurements serves website analysis, optimisation and economic operation purposes.

Categories of personal data processed

For organisational and technical reasons, the below data are processed when using our website:

  • IP address of the user
  • The name of the accessed pages
  • Date and time of access
  • Browser name
  • Search engine or external link name
  • Name of the downloaded file

If you transmit data via the on-line forms, we process personal data provided by you to fulfil the relevant purpose. In the case of booking query form usage, this includes any data which is required for responding to your query. These fields are indicated as compulsory fields and information entered into other fields is provided voluntarily.

Recipients of your personal data

We transmit your personal data to third parties only if you granted your consent or if this is admissible on the basis of the law. Also, we transmit your personal data to government institutions and authorities with a right of access only pursuant to valid laws and/or if we must do so based on a court decision. Our employees are obliged to secrecy and compliance with data protection provisions. We commissioned a contractor with the technical performance of services and which will process your personal data on our behalf. These may include:

Contractor Service provided
IOK InterNetworking Services GmbH & Co. KG
Brockweg 17
33415 Verl, Germany
Website hosting
Germany-based computing centre Rental/operation of virtual servers for data processing in terms of art. 28 GDPR

Use of cookies

This Website uses cookies, that is, small text files which our web server delivers to your browser to be stored on your computer hard drive. This process does not involve storing personal data, but only individual pseudonyms which are used for recognising you while surfing on our website and making surfing easier for you.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the placing of cookies. This means that cookie use is transparent for you. Alternatively, you can also view this website without cookies for which you must change your browser settings accordingly. Please consider that this might result in single features totally or partially not being available to you.

Use of external services

Our website uses contents from third-party providers which may include videos, fonts or scripts. For a comprehensive explanation of the purposes and the legal bases applied for using these contents, please refer to the “Purposes of personal data processing and the legal basis of processing” section. To display the contents of third-party offers, it is necessary, for technical reasons, to transmit your IP address to the relevant provider. We are unable to influence the way in which the relevant third-party providers use your personal data. However, we provide you with an overview of all the third-party services used for the website. If available, we also provide the relevant link to third-party providers’ privacy policies from which you can obtain information as to personal data processing and we also inform you about a possible right to object.

External service provider Privacy Policy Right to object
External fonts by Google Inc., (“Google Fonts”). Google Fonts are embedded by a server call at Google (usually in the USA).
Videos provided by the “YouTube” platform of the third party provider Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
External code of the “jQuery” JavaScript framework, provided by the third party jQuery Foundation,    

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. We have no influence on whether or not their operators comply with data protection regulations. Despite thorough checks of the contents, we cannot assume liability for external link contents which is why the relevant operators are exclusively responsible for the contents of linked websites.

Your security

We protect your data from unauthorised access, loss, manipulation or destruction by taking technical and organisational measures subject to continuous improvement according to technological developments. Communication between your terminal and our servers is completely encrypted. This applies to downloading documents and information which we offer on our website and to information which you provide via the contact or the application form.

Duration of storage

Personal data which you provided to us will be automatically erased if the purpose of processing ceases to apply. The following storage periods apply:

Stored data category Erasure period
Technical data and protocols to ensure website operation 90 days
Contents provided via contact or booking forms. Storage periods for these contents depend on the type of information transmitted and the applicable statutory retention periods. If no statutory retention periods apply, data will be erased if the storage purpose no longer apply.

Rights of data subjects

You have the right to information regarding personal data stored in regard to you. In addition, you have the right, under art. 16 through 20 GDPR, to rectification of inaccurate data, personal data erasure, restriction of personal data processing and the right to data portability.

Right to withdraw the consents

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The objection applies with immediate effect for the future. In doing so, lawfulness of the processing which was carried out based on consent until the time of its withdrawal shall not be affected.

Right to lodge a complaint

If you are of the opinion that the processing of the personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervising authority.

Provision of your personal data

Personal data represent information on your identity, e.g. names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses. You need not provide personal data to use this internet offer. However, in certain cases we need your name, address and other information to render the services which you request.
This includes, as an example, the use of our contact form, the delivery of information, responding to individual queries or the use of the booking form. Whenever this is required, we will inform you accordingly. Apart from the above, we store and process only those data which you provided on a voluntary or automated basis. If you request consultancy services, we generally collect only those data which are required for rendering the services. If we ask you for additional data, you provide them on a voluntary basis. Personal data which you provided will only be processed for the purposes which we communicated and explained to you.

Changes to data protection provisions

We reserve the right to amend our security and data protection measures at any time, in particular to the extent this is necessary due to technological advancements. In these cases, we will also adjust our data protection information accordingly, if required. Therefore, please note the respective current version of our Privacy Policy.

Questions, proposals, complaints

If you have any questions concerning the information about data protection and the processing of your personal data, please feel free to directly contact us by referring to the above contact data.

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