Update from: July 2022
In the following we would like to inform you about the collection and processing of personal data when visiting and interacting with the YouTube channel that we operate, and/or watching our videos. Personal data are all data which refer specifically to you personally, e.g. your YouTube profile, your pictures, your e-mail or IP address.
Joint controllers pursuant to Art. 26 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are:
FOCKE & CO. (GmbH & Co. KG)
Controller for the YouTube page is FOCKE & CO. (GmbH & Co. KG), please see our imprint.
Data protection officer:
FOCKE & CO. (GmbH & Co. KG)
Data protection officer
D – 27263 Verden (Aller)
Google Ireland Limited
Service provider is Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
You can contact the data protection officer of Google Ireland via a form provided by Google Ireland:
The purpose of data processing by us is to provide information about current offers, promotions, factual topics and enterprise news as well as to interact with visitors of our YouTube presence on these topics in terms of subject matter and content, as well as to respond to corresponding queries, praise and criticism. We offer you the opportunity to comment on, share, “like” or “dislike” or save our videos and posts. Your posts can be accessed by anyone worldwide on the Internet.
We process personal data when you contact us via our YouTube channel, for example by commenting on a post. If you contact us via our YouTube channel, we will process the content of your message as well as any other personal data transmitted in the process. Please note that in addition to the data and content actively transmitted by you, we may also have access to further information about your user profile, your posts and, for example, “Like” comments. Access to this information depends on the privacy settings you have made in your YouTube user account. YouTube/Google explains how to review and change your privacy and data protection settings here:
Insofar as we are able to do so, and insofar as we have also processed the data outside of YouTube (e.g. by sending you an email), the data you have actively communicated to us will be deleted by us when the purpose for the processing no longer applies, i.e. specifically after the contact with you has terminated ultimately. This does not apply to data that is stored by the YouTube/Google system as part of our communication; we have no influence on the deletion of this data. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
You can also delete your own posts, such as comments, yourself at any time.
We use your data strictly for the purpose of communicating with you or processing your request. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our outweighing and legitimate interest here, in the context of a balancing of interests, is to communicate with you and to respond to your inquiries and other requests.
We have no knowledge beyond this information provided by Google concerning the extent to which, for what purposes, for how long and at what location data is processed by YouTube/Google, whether and how YouTube/Google fulfills its obligation to delete data, to whom data is disclosed, how data is merged, analyzed and marketed by YouTube/Google with other data and information, and whether and to what extent profiling is carried out by YouTube/Google.
You can individually define in your browser settings whether and which cookies may be stored and when they are deleted. At this point, we would like to mention that visiting our YouTube channel is also possible if your browser blocks cookies.
The processing of personal data and the setting of cookies by Google occurs regardless of whether you are logged into your YouTube or Google user account or have one at all. If you are logged into your YouTube or Google user account, you enable Google to assign your user behavior across devices directly to your personal profile. According to the company, you can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube/Google user account. The provider of YouTube in Germany is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. The parent company of YouTube is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043. Google transfers personal data and other information to countries in the EU and also to the USA and other third countries – where a lower level of data protection than in the EU may prevail – and where such data is processed by Google and its partners.
In addition to the YouTube/Google privacy and cookie privacy listed above, your and our use of YouTube is subject to the Terms of Service (https://www.youtube.com/static?template=terms), the Community Guidelines (https://www.youtube.com/intl/de/about/policies/#community-guidelines) as well as the other guidelines and notices regarding security and copyright (https://support.google.com/youtube/topic/9223153). We have no influence on any processing of your data by YouTube/Google or on Google´s compliance with applicable data protection regulations.
As mentioned above, we and YouTube are joint controllers for data processing within the meaning of Art. 26 GDPR in the context of the creation and use of statistics or “YouTube Analytics”. “YouTube Analytics” are analyses in statistical form provided by YouTube/Google for the operators of YouTube channels, these statistics contain evaluations of which persons/groups interact in which way with the respective YouTube channel and the content contained therein.
“YouTube Analytics” show us, for example, the reach of our YouTube channel, the interaction of users with our posts (view, comment, subscribe) and demographic data (e.g. age, gender, location) of visitors as well as the number of views of our videos. To compile “YouTube Analytics” statistics, YouTube/Google uses certain events – e.g. viewing or commenting on one of our videos or subscribing to our channel – and personal data collected when interacting with our YouTube channel, which is logged by Google servers.
Our responsibility as joint controller with YouTube/Google includes the collection and aggregation of data for “YouTube Analytics” statistics for our YouTube channel provided to us by YouTube/Google. The legal basis for this data processing on our side is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. The processing of the data serves to protect our legitimate interests in optimizing our external presentation and communication via our YouTube channel, legitimate interests which outweigh in the context of a balancing of interests and which are made possible for us by “YouTube Analytics”.
YouTube or Google currently does not provide any agreement on responsibility as joint controllers within the meaning of Art 26 para. 1 sentence 2 GDPR that specifies which controller fulfills which data protection obligations under the GDPR. Further information on data protection concerning “Youtube Analytics” can be found at https://support.google.com/youtube/topic/9257532?hl=de&ref_topic=9257610.
Regarding statistics and “YouTube Analytics”, we have no knowledge beyond the information provided above concerning the extent to which, for what purposes, for how long and at what location data is stored by YouTube/Google, whether and how YouTube/Google fulfills its obligation to delete data, to whom data is disclosed, how data is merged, analyzed and marketed by YouTube/Google with other data and information, and whether and to what extent profiling is carried out by YouTube/Google.
You are generally entitled to the following rights vis-à-vis us and Google Ireland as controllers. In individual cases, these may be restricted by legal requirements (Art. 15-21 GDPR):
Please note the following:
If we process your personal data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR in order to protect our legitimate interests that outweigh in the context of a balance of interests, you have the right to object to the processing at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. We will then no longer process your personal data unless there is a compelling interest in the processing, an outweighing interest of a third party or a legal provision that obliges us to process the personal data.
If personal data is processed for purposes of direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning your person for such advertising; this also applies concerning profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct advertising. If you object to processing for direct advertising purposes, the personal data is no longer processed for such purposes.
Please note the following:
In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority about processing of your data. The competent supervisory authority relevant in our case is:
The State Commissioner for Data Protection in Lower Saxony
To exercise your rights, you can contact us at any time. To do this, please use the following e-mail address: email@example.com