Privacy Policy

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This privacy policy is intended to inform users of this website about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the website operator

PAS – Professional Aviation Solutions GmbH

Mr. Klaus Fraunhoffer

Lustheide 85

51427 Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

If you have questions about our handling of your data through this website, or if you want to exercise one of your rights below, please contact us.

The website operator takes your privacy very seriously and will treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with the law. As new technologies and the continuous development of this website may make changes to this privacy policy, we recommend that you review the privacy policy at regular intervals.

Definitions of the terms used (e.g. “personal data” or “processing”) can be found in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Access data

We, the website operator or website provider, collect data on website access on the basis of our legitimate interest (see Article 6 paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR) and save these as “server log files” on the server of the website. The following data is logged:

  • Visited website
  • Time of the access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/ reference from which you came to the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • Used IP address

The server log files are stored for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. The storage of the data is done for security reasons, for e.g. to clarify cases of abuse. If data must be revoked for grounds of an argument, they are excluded from the deletion until the incident has been definitively clarified.

Range measurement & cookies

This website uses cookies for the pseudonymized range measurement, which are transmitted either from our server or the server of third parties to the browser of the user. Cookies are small files that are stored on your device. Your browser accesses these files. The use of cookies increases the user-friendliness and security of this website.

If you do not want to save range-measuring cookies on your device, you may object to the use of these files here: 

Popular browsers offer the preference option of not allowing cookies. Note: There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all features of this website without restrictions if you make the appropriate settings.

Collection and processing of personal data

The website operator collects, uses and transfers your personal data only if this is permitted by law or if you consent to the collection of data. Personal information is all information that is used to identify your person and which can be traced back to you – such as your name, email address and telephone number.

You can also visit this website without giving any personal information. To improve our online offer, however, we (without personal reference) store your access data on this website. These access data include for example, the file you requested or the name of your Internet service provider. Due to the anonymization of the data, conclusions about your person are not possible.

Handling contact information

If you contact us as a website operator through the offered contact options (email or contact form), your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and answer your request. Which data are collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. Without your consent, this data will not be disclosed to third parties.

If your contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing Article 6 paragraph 1(b) of the GDPR Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request. This is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified and provided that no legal obligations to retain data are in conflict.

Dealing with comments and contributions

If you leave a post or comment on this website, your IP address will be saved. This is done on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR and serves the security of us as a website operator: For if your comment violates applicable law, we can be prosecuted, which is why we have an interest in the identity of the comment or contribution author.

Google analytics

Due to our legitimate interests, this website uses for the optimization and analysis of our online offer within the meaning of Article 6 paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR the “Google Analytics” service offered by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). The service (Google Analytics) uses “cookies” – text files that are stored on your device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the US and stored there.

Google LLC complies with European data protection law and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

On this website accesses the IP anonymization. The IP address of the users is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area and in the other contracting states of the agreement. Only in individual cases, the IP address is first transferred unabridged to the United States to a Google server and shortened there. This reduction eliminates the personal reference of your IP address. The user’s IP address provided by the browser, to the best of our knowledge, will not be combined with other data stored by Google.

As part of the agreement for the contract data agreement, which we have established as a website operator with Google Inc., it uses the information collected to compile an evaluation of the web site usage and the website activity, and provides services related to the use of the Internet.

The data collected by Google on our behalf will be used to evaluate the use of our online offering by individual users, such as: For example, to generate activity reports on the website to improve our online offering.

You have the option to prevent the storage of cookies on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restriction if your browser does not allow cookies.

Furthermore, you can use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to Google Inc. and used by Google Inc. The following link leads you to the corresponding plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Alternatively, you can prevent this by clicking on this link:

Click here to be excluded from the Google Analytics measurement.

that Google Analytics collects information about you within this website. By clicking on the link above you download an “opt-out cookie”. Your browser must therefore generally allow the storage of cookies. If you delete your cookies regularly, you will need to click on the link each time you visit this website.

Here’s more information on data usage by Google Inc.:

https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners?hl=en (data collected by Google Partners)

https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated (settings about ads you see)

https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en (use of cookies in ads)

Use of social media plugins from Facebook

Due to our legitimate interest in the analysis, optimization and operation of our online offer (within the meaning of Article 6 paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR), this website uses the Facebook social plugin, which is published by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). Recognizable are the incorporations on the Facebook logo or on the terms “Like” “Share” in the colours of Facebook (blue and white). Information on all Facebook plug-ins can be found via the following link: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

Facebook Inc. complies with European data protection law and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active

The plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers. The website operator has no influence whatsoever on the nature and extent of the data transmitted by the plugin to the Facebook Inc. servers. Information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084

The plugin informs Facebook Inc. that you have visited this website as a user. There is the possibility that your IP address will be saved. If you are logged into your Facebook account while visiting this website, the information will be linked to it.

If you use the functions of the plugin – for example by sharing or “liking” – the relevant information will also be transmitted to Facebook Inc. If you want to prevent that Facebook Inc. associates this information with your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before visiting this website and delete your stored cookies. Through your Facebook profile, you can make additional settings for data processing for advertising purposes or you may object to the use of your data for advertising purposes. You can find the settings here:

Which data, for what purpose and to what extent Facebook collects, uses and processes data and which rights and setting options you have to protect your privacy can be found in the Facebook privacy policy. These can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

Use of Instagram

Due to our legitimate interest in the analysis, optimization and operation of our online offer (within the meaning of Article 6 paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR), this website uses so-called social plugins (“plugins”) from Instagram, published by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram”). The plugins are marked with an Instagram logo, for example in the form of an “Instagram camera”. An overview of the Instagram plugins and their appearance can be found here: http://blog.instagram.com/post/36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges

When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser connects directly to Instagram’s servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Instagram directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Instagram receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have an Instagram profile or are currently not logged in to Instagram. This information (including your IP address) is sent from your browser directly to an Instagram server in the US and stored there. If you’re logged in to Instagram, Instagram can instantly associate your visit to our website with your Instagram account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the “Instagram” button, this information is also sent directly to an Instagram server and stored there. The information will also be posted on your Instagram account and displayed there to your contacts. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Instagram as well as your rights in this respect and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the privacy policy of Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388/

If you do not want Instagram to directly map the data collected through our website into your Instagram account, you’ll need to log out of Instagram before visiting our website. You can completely prevent the loading of Instagram plugins even with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).

Use of Pinterest

Due to our legitimate interest in the analysis, optimization and operation of our online services (within the meaning of Article 6 paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR), this website uses so-called social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Pinterest”).

The plugins are e.g. on buttons with the character “pint it” on white or red background recognizable. An overview of the Pinterest plugins and their appearance can be found here: https://developers.pinterest.com/docs/getting-started/introduction/ When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser connects directly to the servers of Pinterest. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Pinterest directly to your browser and integrated into the page. By integrating Pinterest receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile at Pinterest or are currently not logged in to Pinterest. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a Pinterest server in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to Pinterest, Pinterest can immediately assign your visit to our website to your Pinterest profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the “pin it” button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Pinterest server and stored there. The information will also be published on Pinterest and displayed there to your contacts. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Pinterest, as well as your related rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of Pinterest: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy

If you do not want Pinterest to directly associate the data collected through our website with your profile on Pinterest, you must log out of Pinterest before visiting our website. You can completely prevent the loading of Pinterest plugins even with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).

Use of LinkedIn

Based on our legitimate interest in the analysis, optimization and operation of our online services (within the meaning of Article 6 paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR), this website uses plugins of the LinkedIn social network of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter “LinkedIn”).

The LinkedIn plugins are identified by the LinkedIn logo or the “share button” on this website. When you visit this website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn receives the information that you have visited this website with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn “share button” while logged in to your LinkedIn account, you can link the contents of this website to your LinkedIn profile. This allows LinkedIn to associate the visit to this website with your user account. We point out that we, as provider of the pages, are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by LinkedIn. Details on data collection (purpose, extent, further processing, use) as well as your rights and setting options can be found in LinkedIn’s privacy policy.

These notes are held by LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy&trk=hb_ft_priv.

Use of Xing

Due to our legitimate interest in the analysis, optimization and operation of our online offer (within the meaning of Article 6 paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR ), this website uses plugins from the XING network. Provider is the XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you visit one of our sites that includes Xing features, it will connect to Xing servers. A storage of personal data is not done to our knowledge. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or the usage behaviour is evaluated.

Further information on data protection and the Xing Share button can be found in Xing’s privacy policy at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Using Smartlook

To improve our online offerings, we use the Smartlook analysis tool from smartlook.com, s.r.o., Milady Horakove 13, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic, which provides an anonymous evaluation of the website usage.

Anonymised usage logs are stored in accordance with the law and automatically deleted after 30 days. For more information, see the Smartlook privacy policy: https://www.smartlook.com/privacy

You can deactivate the collection by Smartlook under the following link: https://www.smartlook.com/en/opt-out

Newsletter subscription

The website operator offers you a newsletter in which he occasionally informs you about current events and offers. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, you must enter a valid e-mail address. If you subscribe to the newsletter, you agree to the newsletter reception and the explained procedures.

The newsletter is sent by the shipping service provider „MailChimp”.

Cancellation and termination: You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time and thus cancel the newsletter subscription. After your cancellation, the deletion of your personal data stored in this respect takes place. Your consent to the newsletter shipping expires at the same time. At the end of each newsletter you will find the link to termination.

The newsletter is distributed via MailChimp, a newsletters distribution platform owned by Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE # 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

The e-mail addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as their other information described in these notes, are stored on the MailChimp servers in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletters on our behalf. Furthermore, MailChimp may, according to its own information, use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of shipping and the presentation of newsletters or for economic purposes, to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write them down or to pass them on to third parties.

We rely on the reliability, IT and data security of MailChimp. MailChimp is certified under the US-EU privacy shield “Privacy Shield”, and is committed to complying with EU privacy regulations. Furthermore, we have concluded a “Data Processing Agreement” with MailChimp. This is a contract in which MailChimp commits to protecting our users’ privacy, processing it on our behalf in accordance with its privacy policy and, in particular, not disclosing it to third parties. The privacy policy of MailChimp can be found here.

Rights of the user

As a user, you have the right to receive, on request, free information about which personal data has been stored about you. You also have the right to correct incorrect data and to restrict or delete your personal data. If applicable, you can also claim your right to data portability. If you believe your data has been processed unlawfully, you can file a complaint with the appropriate regulatory agency.

A supervisory authority responsible for us can be reached as follows:

Country representative for privacy policy and freedom of information North Rhine-Westphalia

Kavalleriestr. 2-4

40213 Düsseldorf

Telephone: 0211/38424-0

Fax: 0211/38424-10

E-Mail: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de

However, we believe that there will be no cause for complaint and that we can handle your concerns in personal contact to your satisfaction.

Deletion of data

If your request does not conflict with a legal obligation to store data (e.g. data retention), you are entitled to delete your data. Data stored by us, if they are no longer necessary for their purpose and there are no legal retention periods, will be deleted immediately. If deletion can not be carried out because the data is required for legal purposes, data processing is restricted. In this case, the data is locked and not processed for other purposes.

Right of objection

Users of this website can exercise their right of objection and object to the processing of their personal data at any time. If you would like a correction, blocking, deletion or information about the personal data stored about you, or if you have questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data or if you wish to revoke your consent, please contact the following e-mail address: k.fraunhoffer@pasflights.com

or otherwise to the contact person mentioned at the beginning of this declaration.