The Cradle

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

We are pleased that you have visited the website of The Cradle. Protecting your personal data is important to us, therefore we treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the applicable data protection laws and this privacy policy. The legal basis for data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The use of our website is possible without providing personal data. Different regulations may apply for the use of individual parts of our website, which will be explained separately below. The following regulations inform you about the type, scope, and purpose of the collection, use, and processing of personal data as well as your related rights.

If you have any questions or wish to exercise your right to object at any time, you can use our contact details:

Responsible company

Europaring 60
40878 Ratingen
Telephone: 02102 - 91 94-0
Fax: 02102 - 91 94-37
is responsible for the processing of your personal data.

Contact person for data protection:

Data Protection Officer
In-house attorney Meinolf Becker
Europaring 60, 40878 Ratingen | +49 (0)2102 – 91 94-57

Purpose-bound collection, processing, and use of personal data

On our website, we collect, use, and manage your personal data only if there is a legitimate interest within the scope of the website operation, in particular: for responding to inquiries via email or contact form. In this case, the information provided by the user will be stored for the purpose of processing the request. We will not share this data without your consent. A comparison of the data collected in this way with data that may be collected by other components of our website also does not take place; for the provision of services and/or information that are intended for you; for the transmission of personal data within the company for administrative purposes; for the operation and management of our website; if you have given your consent to use your data for the specifically mentioned lawful purposes.

Newsletter distribution: We may use your data to send newsletters. We always observe the principle of purpose-bound data usage and collect, process, and use your personal data only for the purposes for which you have provided them to us. The processing of your data for this purpose is based on your consent, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. A given consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future (see section 9 of this data protection information). We use your data to inform you about special offers and other promotions. Processing of your personal data for advertising purposes will only take place if you have given us your consent, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. A given consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. We process your personal data to comply with legal obligations imposed on us by law. This applies, for example, to the documentation of your consent to receive newsletters and the retention of certain documents with tax and commercial relevance. The processing of your personal data in this context is necessary to fulfill our legal obligations, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR.

Aufbewahrung der personenbezogenen Daten

In general, we store your personal data for the duration of a business relationship. If you have not contacted us or used our services for a period of two years, your data will be deleted unless there are legal retention obligations or storage is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

In compliance with data protection regulations, we will also generally delete the personal data stored about you without your intervention when their knowledge is no longer necessary to fulfill the purpose pursued with the storage, provided that there are no conflicting legal obligations.

Disclosure of data to third parties:

We do not transmit your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We only disclose your personal data to third parties if: you have given us your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, the disclosure is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data, the disclosure is required by law pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. c GDPR, or this is legally permissible and necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b GDPR. Your personal data will not be transferred to a third country outside the European Economic Area.

Use of cookies:

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device and do not contain viruses, trojans or other malware. Information is stored in the cookie, which is generated in each case in connection with the specific end device used. However, this does not mean that we immediately become aware of your identity. On the one hand, the use of cookies serves to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted when you leave our site. In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness, which are stored on your end device for a specific, defined period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it will automatically be recognized that you have already been with us and what inputs and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again. On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already been with us when you visit our site again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time. The data processed by cookies is necessary for the purposes mentioned above to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, completely disabling cookies may result in you not being able to use all functions of our website.

Analysis tools

Tracking tools

The tracking measures listed below that we use are carried out based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure a needs-based design and continuous optimization of our website. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These interests are to be considered legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision. The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.

Use of Google Analytics with anonymization function

The website of the company network uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of our websites. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our websites is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on our websites, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of our websites, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with further services related to website use and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of our websites (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: You can find more information on this at (general information on Google Analytics and data protection). We would like to point out that Google Analytics has been extended on our websites with the code "gat.anonymizeIp();" in order to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

Affected Rights

You have the right, pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, to request information about the personal data processed by us. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data processed, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, the origin of your data, if it has not been collected from us, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, where appropriate, meaningful information about its details; pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, to request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us without undue delay; pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for exercising the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims; pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as you dispute the accuracy of the data, the processing is unlawful but you refuse its erasure, and we no longer need the data, but you require it for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR; pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format or to request its transmission to another controller; pursuant to Art. 7(3) GDPR, to revoke your consent once given to us at any time. This will result in us no longer being able to continue the data processing based on this consent in the future, and pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority at your usual place of residence or workplace for this purpose.

Legal basis for processing

Article 6(1)(a) of the 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 a party, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR. The same applies to processing operations necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries regarding our services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation that requires the processing of personal data, such as to fulfill tax obligations, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(c) of the GDPR. In rare cases, processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our premises were to be injured and his or her name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be disclosed to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Article 6(1)(d) of the GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. Processing operations based on this legal basis are allowed if they are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases and if the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh such interests. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. He takes the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed to exist if the data subject is a customer of the controller (Recital 47, sentence 2 of the GDPR).

Legitimate interests for processing pursued by the controller or a third party

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f GDPR, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our customers, tenants, users, and other contacts. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of a contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision We inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). It may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that must be processed by us in order to conclude a contract with the data subject. For example, the data subject is obligated to provide us with personal data when our company concludes a contract with them. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before providing personal data, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contract or necessary for the conclusion of a contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and what consequences the non-provision of the personal data would have.

Right to object

If the processing of your personal data is based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR to protect our legitimate interests, you have the right, pursuant to Article 21 of the GDPR, to object to the processing of your data at any time.

Data security

During your visit to our website, we use the widely used SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser, usually 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we instead use 128-bit v3 technology. You can tell whether a particular page of our website is being transmitted in encrypted form by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser. We also use suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction, or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy if necessary. The updated Privacy Policy will be published on our website. Individual notification of changes to the Privacy Policy is not possible and therefore does not take place. Please check the relevant page regularly. Subject to applicable legal provisions, all changes come into effect as soon as the updated Privacy Policy is published.

As of: June 2020.