Privacy policy

General notice and mandatory information
Designation of the responsible party

The responsible party for data processing (“controller”) on this website is:
Rausch Consultants
Frank Rausch
Stratenbarg 23 e
22393 Hamburg


The controller decides alone or jointly with others on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, contact details or similar).

Revocation of your consent to data processing
Only with your explicit consent are some types of data processing possible. You can revoke your consent at any time. To revoke your consent an informal message by e-mail is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to complain to the responsible supervisory authority
As a data subject, you have a right of appeal to the responsible supervisory authority in the event of a data privacy breach. The responsible supervisory authority with regard to data privacy issues is the state data privacy commissioner for the federal state in which our company’s registered office is located. The following link provides a list of data privacy officers and their contact details:

Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to third parties. This data will be handed over in a machine-readable format. If you request the direct transmission of the data to another controller, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.

Right to information, rectification, blocking and erasure
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, the origin of the data, their recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, the right to rectification, blocking or erasure of this data. In this regard and also for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time via the contact options listed in the legal notice.

SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us as the site operator, our website uses SSL or TLS encryption. This means that data that you transmit via this website cannot be read by third parties. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the “https://” address line of your browser and the lock symbol in the browser line.

Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that your web browser stores on your terminal/device. Cookies help us to make our services more user-friendly, effective and secure.
Some cookies are “session cookies”. Such cookies are automatically erased at the end of your browser session. On the other hand, other cookies remain on your terminal/device until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us to recognize you when you return to our website.
With a modern web browser, you can monitor, restrict or disable the setting of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured to automatically erase cookies when the program is closed. Disabling cookies may result in limited functionality of our website.
The setting of cookies that are necessary for digital communication processes or the provision of certain functions desired by you (e.g. shopping cart), is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and smooth provision of our services. If other cookies are set (e.g. for analysis), these are treated separately in this privacy policy.

Google Analytics
Our website uses some functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The service is provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses cookies. These are small text files that your web browser stores on your terminal/device to facilitate the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server and stored there. The server is usually located in the USA.
The setting of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise our web services and, if necessary, our advertising.

IP anonymization
We use Google Analytics in conjunction with the IP anonymization function.
It ensures that Google truncates your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transferring it to the USA. There may be exceptional cases in which Google transmits the full IP address to a server in the USA and truncates it there. On our behalf, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set, which prevents the collection of your data during future visits to our website: Deactivating Google Analytics.
Details on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy:

Order processing
In order to fully comply with the legal data privacy requirements, we have concluded an order processing agreement with Google.

Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics
Our website uses the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics. It can be used to create reports that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google as well as visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time. This is possible via the ad settings in your Google account or by generally prohibiting the collection of your data by Google Analytics, as explained in the item “Objection to data collection”.