Data protection and contact information

Responsible authority in accordance with the legal provisions:


Bürgerstraße 20

40219 Dusseldorf


Represented by Christine Oefler

Telephone: +49 (0) 211 2479 3510


Bürgerstraße 20

40219 Dusseldorf


Contact information for our data protection officer:


AQUAN Rechtsanwälte mbB

Linia Ghilamicael

Telephone: +49 (0) 211 9726 5410


Bleichstraße 8-10

40211 Dusseldorf


CoPiDUS GmbH (“CoPiDUS”) is pleased that you visit our website and your interest in our company. We take the protection of your confidential personal data seriously and want you to feel safe and comfortable while using our website and taking advantage of our offerings.


1. Processing personal data

Personal data, according to art. 4 no. 1 of the GDPR, includes all information that refers to an identified or identifiable natural person.

In our case, this means the following personal data:

1.        First name

2.        Last name

3.        Telephone number

4.        Email address

Generally, we receive your personal data when you send it to us in an email. Personal data also include information about your user behavior on our website. In this context, we collect your personal data via cookies. You can find additional information under heading 6 “Cookies.”


2. Application and legal basis

We use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To answer your requests or to complete projects for you.
  • To correspond with you.
  •  To make sure that our website presents itself to you in an effective and interesting way.
  • To meet our obligations in any possible contracts we have with you.
  • To carry out any precontractual work that may result from your request. 

Your personal data is processed on the following legal basis:

  •  We process your personal data with your consent in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR.
  • If we process your data to fulfill the contract with you or to do precontractual work that you have requested, the data processing is based on art. 6 para. 1 lit. c of the GDPR.
  •  Should the processing be required to fulfill a legal obligation that we are subject to, the processing is based on art. 6, para. 1, lit. c of the GDPR.
  • Furthermore, we process your personal data to protect our authorized interests (art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).


3. Duration of the data storage

Your personal data are maintained according to the legal retention obligation and/or to fulfill the storage requirement for a specified period. The storage period depends on the kind of data and purpose of the processing. Afterwards, we will either permanently delete your data or anonymize it. If your data is not subject to a legal retention obligation, we will save it for 5 years from your last interaction with us.


4. Transfer to third parties

We do not pass your data on to third parties or distribute it to others.

If necessary, we will hand over your personal data to law enforcement authorities and/or injured third parties without your explicit permission to provide information about the illegal use of our website or for prosecution. This only takes place if there are clear indications of illegal activities or abusive behavior.

A disclosure could take place if it serves the enforcement of terms of use or other agreements. Furthermore, we are obligated to provide information to specific public authorities, which may include prosecution authorities, authorities that track punishable offenses and financial authorities.


5. Data transmission to third countries

Data transmission to third countries is not done according to Art. 44 ff. GDPR.


6. Cookies

Our website uses “cookies.” Cookies do not cause any harm or contain any computer viruses. They ensure that our offerings are user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved in your browser. Most cookies are “session cookies,” which are deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Other cookies are saved on your computer or device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser during your next visit. You can set your browser to inform you when a cookie is placed and allow cookies on a case-by-case basis, accept cookies for specific cases, or to generally exclude cookies as well as automatically delete them when closing your browser. Deactivating cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.

7. Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, which is a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” text files that are saved on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. All information about the website created by the cookie (incl. your IP address) is generally transmitted to and saved on a server at Google in the United States.

IP anonymization has been activated on this website so that the IP address of the Google user within the European Union or other contracting states in the European Economic Area is shortened. Only in exceptional cases is the IP address transmitted to Google servers in the United States and shortened there. Google uses this information on behalf of the website operator to evaluate website usage, to create reports about the website’s activities, and to provide us with more services regarding the website and internet usability. The IP address that is transmitted to Google Analytics is not combined with any other information from Google. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by adjusting your browser’s software settings. We would like to point out, however, that if you do, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the website. Beyond that, you can prevent the data the cookie generates (including your IP address) from being captured when you use the website, as well as its transmission to and processing by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:
 You can prevent Google Analytics from capturing your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents your data from being captured when you visit this website in the future:
 You can find more specific information on the conditions of use and data protection at ( ).
 We would like to inform you that this web page uses the Google Analytics code extension "anonymizeIp" to guarantee that IP addresses are captured anonymously (IP masking), and to ensure that they cannot be directly linked to a specific individual.

8. Use of Instagram Social Plug-ins

Instagram plug-ins ("plug-ins") are used on our website that are operated by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA ("Instagram"). The plug-ins are marked with an Instagram logo, such as in the form of an "Instagram camera," for example. You can find an overview of the Instagram plug-in as well as its appearance here:  

If you pull up a page on our website that contains one of these plug-ins, your browser makes a direct connection with the Instagram servers. The contents of the plug-in are transmitted from Instagram directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Instagram receives the information that your browser calls up on the respective page of our website, even if you do not have an Instagram profile or are not logged into Instagram in that moment. This information (including your IP address) is then conveyed by your browser directly to an Instagram server in the United States and stored there.

If you are logged in to Instagram, Instagram can directly assign the visit to our website to your Instagram account. If you interact with the plug-in, press the "Instagram" button, for example, and this information will also be conveyed directly to an Instagram server and stored there. In addition, the information will be made public on your Instagram account and displayed to your contacts there.

For the purpose and scope of the data capture and for Instagram's further processing and use, as well as your rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy, please go to for more information about Instagram's data protection policies.

If you do not want Instagram to assign the data captured from your website visit directly to your Instagram account, you need to log out of your Instagram account before you visit our website. That way, you can prevent the Instagram plug-in from being loaded, which also applies to add-ons, e. g. the script blocker "NoScript" ( )

9. Rights of the persons concerned

Right to information

Upon request at any time, you have the right to request and receive information about your personal data that we are processing within the limits of article 15 of the GDPR. To do that, you can send us a request either via regular mail, or email the contacts listed above.

Right to data correction

You have the right to demand that we immediately correct personal data that concerns you if it is incorrect (article 16 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)). To do that, please refer to the contact address listed below.

Right to erasure

You have a right to the immediate removal ("right to be forgotten") of any of your personal data by presenting the appropriate legal justification according to article 17 of the GDPR. These could include the reasons the personal data was originally captured no longer being necessary, or you have revoked your consent and there is no other legal justification for the processing. The affected person enters an objection against the processing (and there are no reasons for the processing that take precedent – this does not apply to objections to direct advertising). In order to exercise this right, please use the contact address listed below.

Right to restrict the processing

You have the right to restrict processing when certain conditions are present and in accordance with article 18 of the GDPR. Afterwards, restricted processing can be offered if the processing is unlawful and the person concerned rejects the removal of their personal data and instead requests that the use of their personal data be restricted, or the affected person has entered an objection to the processing in accordance with article 21 section 1 of the GDPR, as long as it is not yet certain whether our legitimate reasons outweigh theirs. In order to exercise this right, please contact the appropriate address listed below.

Right to data portability

You have a right to data portability according to article 20 of the GDPR. You hereby have the right to receive any data that pertains to you that you have made available to us in a common, structured and machine-readable format and transfer it to another responsible party, such as another service provider. A requirement for this is that the processing should be done based on a consent or on a contract, and with the assistance of automated procedures. In order to exercise this right, please contact the appropriate address listed below.

Right of objection

You have the right, for reasons that result from your particular situation, to enter an objection at any time to the processing your personal data that is being done, among other things, based on article 6, section 1 lit. e or f of the GDPR, according to article 21 of the GDPR. We will stop processing your personal data unless we can show compelling reasons why its processing outweighs your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the enforcement, exercise or defense of legal claims. In order to exercise this right, please contact the appropriate address listed below.

Right to complain to a supervisory authority

If you believe the way we process your personal data is unlawful, you have the right to file a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority, which you can contact as follows:

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
 Postfach 20 04 44
 40102 Dusseldorf
 Tel.: +49 (0)211/38424 0
 Fax: +49 (0)211/38424 10

CoPiDUS, as of: March 2019

Information on the data processing with Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Ireland Ltd. If the party responsible for the data processing on this website is located outside of the European Economic Area or Switzerland, then Google Analytics processes data through Google LLC. Google LLC and Google Ireland Ltd. are referred to as “Google” in the following. When using Google Analytics, the data processing is technically done through Jimdo. In that case, we refer you to theJimdo data security policy. Jimdo GmbH (Jimdo GmbH, Stresemannstrasse 375, 22761 Hamburg ) as well as the operator of this website jointly bear responsibility for the data processing on this website along with Google Analytics.

Google Analytics uses "Cookies," which are text files that are stored on the equipment or device you use to access our website that make possible for us to analyze your use of the website. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server and stored there.

Google Analytics is used exclusively with the extension “_anonymizeIp ()” on this website. This extension guarantees the anonymization of the IP address by shortening it, and precludes the possibility of directly linking it to a specific individual. Through the extension, the IP address was previously shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the agreement over the European Economic Area. The IP address conveyed to Google Analytics by the respective browser is not merged with other data from Google.

On behalf of Jimdo and the website operator, Google will use the resulting information in order to evaluate the use of the website so that it can put together reports about website activities, and to provide other related services that Jimdo and the site operator offer (article 6, section 1 lit. f GDPR). The legitimate interest in processing data is in the optimization of this website, the analysis of its use and the adjustment of the content that is made possible by making available the statistics functions of Jimdo. User interests are adequately protected by the pseudonymization.

Google is certified by what is called the “Privacy Shield” (list entry   here ), which ensures an appropriate level of data protection. The data sent that is linked with cookies, user identifications (e.g. user IDs) or advertising IDs are automatically deleted after 50 months. Data that has been stored longer than that is automatically deleted once per month.

The capture by Google Analytics can be prevented by adjusting the cookie settings for this website. The capture and storage of the IP address and the data generated by the cookies can be objected to at any time with future effect. The correct browser plug-in can be downloaded at the following link and installed:

The visitor to the site can prevent Google Analytics from capturing data on this website by clickingon the following link. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents the future capture of your data when you visit this website:

If you click on the link: The visitor to the website has objected to the capture of data by Google Analytics on this website.

More specific information on the Google conditions of use and data protection can be found in theGoogle Analytics Conditions or in theGoogle Analytics Overview.

In accordance with the applicable legislation and the GDPR, the site visitor has certain rights with regard to their personal data that are processed using Google Analytics Data Processing. Specifically, they have a right to information, correction, data portability, or the removal of their data and a right to data portability. The site visitor also has a right of objection regarding the specific processing of their data. To exercise these rights with regard to the Google Analytics data processing on this site, anyone who was affected (site visitor) can contact Jimdo (Jimdo GmbH ) or the site operator at any time.   Legal Notice Data Protection Cookie Guidelines Cookie Settings