Although it is possible to use »gregoryseansheehan.com« without the submission of Personal-Data — if a Data-Subject wants to use contact services provided on this website, the processing of Personal-Data will be necessary.
The processing of Personal-Data, such as, name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a Data-Subject is in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to »gregoryseansheehan.com«
By means of this data protection declaration, we would like to inform you herewith of the nature, scope, and purpose of the Personal-Data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, Data-Subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.
As the controller, Gregory Seán Sheehan has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the protection of Personal-Data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection can not be guaranteed. For this reason, every Data-Subject is free to transfer Personal-Data to us via alternative means, e.g. by post or telephone.
The data protection declaration issued by »gregoryseansheehan.com« is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public and visitors to »gregoryseansheehan.com« To ensure this, we would like to first explain the terminology used in this data protection declaration:
a) Personal data
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“Data-Subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
b) Data subject
A Data-Subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose Personal-Data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.
Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal-Data or on sets of Personal-Data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored Personal-Data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
e) Restriction of Profiling
Profiling means any form of automated processing of Personal-Data consisting of the use of Personal-Data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.
Pseudonymisation is the processing of Personal-Data in such a manner that the Personal-Data can no longer be attributed to a specific Data-Subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the Personal-Data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
g) Controller or controller responsible for the processing
Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal-Data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes Personal-Data on behalf of the controller.
Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the Personal-Data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive Personal-Data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.
j) Third party
Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the Data-Subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process Personal-Data.
Consent of the Data-Subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the Data-Subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of Personal-Data relating to him or her.
2. Name and Address of the controller
Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:
Gregory Seán Sheehan
Reinhäuser Landstrasse 155
37083 Göttingen | Germany
Phone: 0551 72907
3. Collection of general data and information
»gregoryseansheehan.com« collects series of general data and information when a Data-Subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet-Protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using this general data and information, »gregoryseansheehan.com« does not draw any conclusions about the Data-Subject. Rather, this information is needed to
(1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack.
Therefore, »gregoryseansheehan.com« analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of this enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the Personal-Data we process.
The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all Personal-Data provided by a Data-Subject.
4. Contact possibility via this website
»gregoryseansheehan.com« contains information that enables a quick electronic contact, as well as direct communication, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a Data-Subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the Personal-Data transmitted by the Data-Subject are automatically stored. Such Personal-Data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a Data-Subject to the Data-Controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the Data-Subject. There is no transfer of this Personal-Data to third parties.
5. Routine erasure and blocking of Personal-Data
The Data-Controller shall process and store Personal-Data of the Data-Subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to. If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European-Legislator or another competent legislator expires, the Personal-Data is routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.
6. Rights of the Data-Subject
a) Right of confirmation
Every Data-Subject shall have the right granted by the European-Legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether or not Personal-Data concerning him or her are being processed. If a Data-Subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
b) Right of access
Every Data-Subject shall have the right granted by the European-Legislator to obtain from the controller free information about his or her Personal-Data stored at any time and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the Data-Subject access to the following information: the purposes of the processing; the categories of Personal-Data concerned; the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the Personal-Data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations; where possible, the envisaged period for which the Personal-Data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period; the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of Personal-Data, or restriction of processing of Personal-Data concerning the Data-Subject, or to object to such processing; the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
Furthermore, the Data-Subject shall have a right to obtain information as to whether Personal-Data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the Data-Subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.
If a Data-Subject wishes to avail of this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
c) Right to rectification
Every Data-Subject shall have the right granted by the European-Legislator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate Personal-Data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the Data-Subject shall have the right to have incomplete Personal-Data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement. If a Data-Subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact the controller.
d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)
Every Data-Subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of Personal-Data concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase Personal-Data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:
• The Personal-Data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
• The Data-Subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
• The Data-Subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the Data-Subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
• Personal data has been unlawfully processed.
• Personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
• Personal data has been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.
If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a Data-Subject wishes to request the erasure of Personal-Data stored by »gregoryseansheehan.com«, he or she may, at any time, contact the controller. The controller shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.
Where the controller has made Personal-Data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) to erase the Personal-Data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the Personal-Data that the Data-Subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those Personal-Data, as far as processing is not required. Gregory Seán Sheehan will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.
e) Right of restriction of processing
Each Data-Subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
• The accuracy of the Personal-Data is contested by the Data-Subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the Personal-Data.
• The processing is unlawful and the Data-Subject opposes the erasure of the Personal-Data and requests instead the restriction of their use instead.
• The controller no longer needs the Personal-Data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the Data-Subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
• The Data-Subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the Data-Subject.
If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a Data-Subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of Personal-Data stored by »gregoryseansheehan.com«, he or she may at any time contact the controller. Gregory Seán Sheehan will arrange the restriction of the processing.
f) Right to data portability
Each Data-Subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the Personal-Data concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
He or she shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the Personal-Data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the Data-Subject shall have the right to have Personal-Data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
In order to assert the right to data portability, the Data-Subject may at any time contact email@example.com.
g) Right to object
Each Data-Subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of Personal-Data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
»gregoryseansheehan.com« shall no longer process the Personal-Data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the Data-Subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If »gregoryseansheehan.com« processes Personal-Data for direct marketing purposes, the Data-Subject shall have the right to object at any time to the processing of Personal-Data concerning him or her for such marketing.
This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the Data-Subject objects to »gregoryseansheehan.com« processing data for direct marketing purposes, Gregory Seán Sheehan will no longer process the Personal-Data for these purposes.
In addition, the Data-Subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of Personal-Data concerning him or her by Gregory Seán Sheehan for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
In order to exercise the right to object, the Data-Subject may contact »gregoryseansheehan.com«. In addition, the Data-Subject is free in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
Each Data-Subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision; (1) is not is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the Data-Subject and a Data-Controller, or (2) is not authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the Data-Subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the Data-Subject's explicit consent.
If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the Data-Subject and a Data-Controller, or (2) it is based on the Data-Subject's explicit consent, Gregory Seán Sheehan shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the Data-Subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision.
If the Data-Subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, he or she may, at any time, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
i) Right to withdraw data protection consent
Every Data-Subject has the right granted by the European-Legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her Personal-Data at any time. If the Data-Subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact: email@example.com.
7. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)
On this website, the controller has integrated the component of Google Analytics (with the anonymizer function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites.
A web analysis service collects, inter alia, data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.
The operator of the Google Analytics component is
Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View,
CA 94043-1351, United States.
For the web analytics through Google Analytics the controller uses the application "_gat. _anonymizeIp". By means of this application the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is abridged by Google and anonymised when accessing our websites from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the traffic on our website. Google uses the collected data and information, inter alia, to evaluate the use of our website and to provide online reports, which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of our Internet site for us. Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above.
With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and into which a Google Analytics component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject will automatically submit data through the Google Analytics component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Google. During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves Google, inter alia, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently create commission settlements.
The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits of our website by the data subject. With each visit to our Internet site, such personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.
The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of their web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google Analytics from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.
In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a collection of data that are generated by Google Analytics, which is related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Google and the chance to preclude any such.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under
Google Analytics is further explained under the following Link: https://www.google.com/analytics/#?modal_active=none
8. Payment Method: Data protection provisions about the use of PayPal as a payment processor
On this website, the controller has integrated components of PayPal. PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are processed via so-called PayPal accounts, which represent virtual private or business accounts. PayPal is also able to process virtual payments through credit cards when a user does not have a PayPal account. A PayPal account is managed via an e-mail address, which is why there are no classic account numbers. PayPal makes it possible to trigger online payments to third parties or to receive payments. PayPal also accepts trustee functions and offers buyer protection services.
The European operating company of PayPal is
PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal,
2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
If the data subject chooses "PayPal" as the payment option in the online shop during the ordering process, we automatically transmit the data of the data subject to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, the data subject agrees to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.
The personal data transmitted to PayPal is usually first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number, or other data necessary for payment processing. The processing of the purchase contract also requires such personal data, which are in connection with the respective order.
The transmission of the data is aimed at payment processing and fraud prevention. The controller will transfer personal data to PayPal, in particular, if a legitimate interest in the transmission is given. The personal data exchanged between PayPal and the controller for the processing of the data will be transmitted by PayPal to economic credit agencies. This transmission is intended for identity and creditworthiness checks.
PayPal will, if necessary, pass on personal data to affiliates and service providers or subcontractors to the extent that this is necessary to fulfill contractual obligations or for data to be processed in the order.
The data subject has the possibility to revoke consent for the handling of personal data at any time from PayPal. A revocation shall not have any effect on personal data which must be processed, used or transmitted in accordance with (contractual) payment processing.
The applicable data protection provisions of PayPal may be retrieved under https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
9. Legal basis for the processing
Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of Personal-Data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the Data-Subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services.
10. Period for which the Personal-Data will be stored
The criteria used to determine the period of storage of Personal-Data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.
11. Provision of Personal-Data as statutory or contractual requirement;
Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the Data-Subject to provide the Personal-Data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data.
We clarify that the provision of Personal-Data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary to conclude a contract that the Data-Subject provides us with Personal-Data, which must subsequently be processed by us. The Data-Subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with Personal-Data when our company signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of Personal-Data would have the consequence that the contract with the Data-Subject could not be concluded.
Before Personal-Data is provided by the Data-Subject, the Data-Subject must contact »gregoryseansheehan.com«. The employee clarifies to the Data-Subject whether the provision of the Personal-Data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the Personal-Data and the consequences of non-provision of the Personal-Data.
12. Existence of automated decision-making
»gregoryseansheehan.com« does not use automated decision-making or profiling.