Privacy policy

Thank you for using the Transfer Excellence Method®.

The Transfer Excellence Method® is provided by Prof. Dr. Axel Koch, The Transfer Excellence Method®, Fichtenweg 12a, D-83075 Bad Feilnbach.

The Transfer Excellence Method® is digitally mapped in a cloud-based internet solution (hereinafter „Transfer Excellence Cloud“). This Privacy Policy provides information about how your data is processed and protected within the Transfer Excellence Cloud and as part of projects. Using the Transfer Excellence Method® requires that you accept the privacy policy set forth herein. If you do not accept this, we kindly ask you not to use the Transfer Excellence Method® and to click on a „no“ when disagreeing. This Privacy Policy applies to all users from the time of their registration.

1. General

You have already been informed about the Transfer Excellence Method® and the way forward in the use of your results.

2. Storage, use and disclosure of personal information

By processing the Transfer Excellence Method® and submitting the completed questionnaire, you agree that Prof. Dr. Axel Koch will process the following personal data from you. The purpose of the data processing is to create the transfer strength evaluation report and, if necessary, to do the creation of a group profile for training groups.

  • Log data by visiting the SSL-encrypted URL: be collected: IP address, browser type and browser version, operating system used, referrer URL, host name of the accessing computer, time of server request.
  • First and last name
  • Data from the questionnaire response and the transfer excellence method evaluation report generated from it
  • The following information, if it has been communicated in advance:
    • E-mail address
    • Title
    • Company
  • If you answer the voluntary information for statistical purposes at the end of the questionnaire in the course of further research:
    • Age
    • Sex
    • Hierarchy level in the company
    • Nationality
    • Open comment field

Your data is stored in the Transfer Excellence Cloud database. This cloud is located on the ISO 27001 certified (TÜV) servers of 1&1 IONOS SE, which are located in Germany. In addition, we store your data in the IONOS Cloud, on which we have created our customer projects in folder systems. For more information on IONOS security, please visit:

The transfer excellence cloud is regularly maintained by MEIKO Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG, Offenburg, Germany ( ) and further developed according to specifications.

For both 1&1 IONOS SE and MEIKO Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG a data processing addendum exists, which regulates the security and confidentiality of the data.

Furthermore, you agree that the aforementioned data may be passed on to previously defined third parties (e.g. the responsible trainer). The processing of your data there is the responsibility of this third party, who is also obliged to protect data.

3. Results of the analysis

The viewing of your evaluation report is possible via the portal to which you have received your access. Furthermore, the trainer/coach of this measure has access to your evaluation report. The trainer/coach is subject to confidentiality.

4. Purposes of processing

Who you have these rights to depends on the primary assignment. The following two cases must be distinguished here.

Case 1 – You have a direct contractual relationship with Prof. Dr. Axel Koch, Transfer Excellence Method®.

Case 2 – You have been invited by your employer or an organizer to participate in the Transfer Skills Analysis®. Please contact him. In agreement with him, we will then respect your rights.

5. Your consent

By clicking on the „Yes“ box when you give your consent, you agree to the privacy policy.

If you do not agree, you can leave the survey with the „Leave and delete survey“ button and delete previous data. This is also possible in the course of the further survey via the button „Delete survey“. Your data will not be stored in the Transfer Excellence Cloud until you press the „Submit“ button at the end of the questionnaire.

6. Deletion/Anonymization

After 24 months, the survey results are automatically anonymized. This means that all data that allows a personal reference is deleted from the respective data set. The anonymization of the test results gives us the possibility to create and analyze statistical evaluations over a certain period of time without being able to determine who gave which answers at the time of the online analysis.

The statistical evaluation is intended to help companies to recognize developments or to compare analysis results of the past with the results of the present and to derive decisions from them or to be able to better interpret the current analysis results.

We assure you that definitely no personal reference is possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

7. Affected rights

Since the introduction of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the resulting national implementation of the Federal Data Protection Act -new (BDSG-neu), you have extensive rights as a data subject.

The processing of personal data can affect people in many ways. These rights „affected rights“ are a core component of the GDPR. In order to be able to exercise these rights, it is necessary to know which data is stored and processed by whom about one’s own person. Therefore, Articles 13  and  14 GDPR provide for extensive transparency obligations for data processing authorities. This information must provide an understandable overview of data processing. Most of the time, they are included in the privacy policy. In addition,  Article 15 GDPR grants a right of access, according to which each authority must provide information on which data is processed for a person upon request.

Those affected can contact the data processing company directly. If there are any problems, the persons concerned have the possibility to call in the supervisory authority. An overview of the supervisory authorities in Germany can be found under the item Supervisory Authorities.

These include:

Automated decision in individual cases (incl. profiling)

Affected parties may not be subject to a purely automated decision, including profiling, if it is legally relevant or significantly impaired. Affected parties must be able to challenge the decision, express their own point of view and obtain the intervention of a person.

For more information, see Article 22 GDPR.

Right to object

Affected parties also have the right to object to legitimate data processing which is in the public interest, in the exercise of official authority or on the basis of the legitimate interest of a body. Affected persons may object to direct marketing and related profiling at any time. This results in an immediate processing stop. This claim must be made known to the person concerned in an intelligible form at the latest at the time of the first communication.

For more information, see Article 21 GDPR.

Right to data portability

Affected parties have the right to transfer their own data from one responsible person to another. For this purpose, the responsible person must provide the user with a copy of the personal data concerned in a standard and machine-readable file format. Compared to the old legal situation under the Federal Data Protection Act, this claim represents an innovation.

For more information, see Article 20 GDPR.

Right to restrict processing

With the right to restrict processing, data subjects can, under certain conditions, have their personal data blocked by the responsible person. The responsible person must inform the person concerned of the rectification, deletion and restriction of processing.

For more information, see Article 18 GDPR.

Right to deletion

If there are certain reasons for deletion, the data subject is entitled to the deletion of the personal data. This is the case, in particular, where they are no longer necessary for the purpose for which they were originally collected or processed. If these have been made public, he is entitled to a „right to be forgotten“.

Further information can be found in Article 17 GDPR

Right to correction

If incorrect data is processed about a person, their correction may be requested. Incomplete data must be completed taking into account the purpose of the processing.

Further information can be found in Article 16 GDPR

Right to withdraw consent

Data subjects have the right to withdraw their consent to the processing of their data. These information must be provided before giving consent. Here we always recommend the written way, so that in the event of a dispute it can be proven that the person concerned has given his/her consent. The revocation must be as simple as giving consent. If the data are collected from the data subject, the responsible person must, at the time of data collection, inform the data subject, among many other information obligations, about the right to withdraw consent, in accordance with Article 13 II c GDPR.

For more information, see Article 7 GDPR.

Right to information

Article 15 GDPR  grants you a right of information, according to which each body must provide information on which data is processed for a person upon request.

For this purpose, please contact the person responsible within the meaning of the EU GDPR Art 4(7)

Prof. Dr. Axel Koch

Fichtenweg 12a

D-83075 Bad Feilnbach

or our data protection officer.

Wolfgang Evers

datenschutzzentrale GmbH

Brandlweg 5

83543 Rott am Inn

Please always formulate your request for information in writing, if possible by post, to one of the given addresses. You will then receive the requested information on the processing of personal data of your person, if necessary after consulting you.

Depending on the case, in case 2  (see above) the client (responsible within the meaning of the EU GDPR – your employer) is instructed with the request for information and the request for information is forwarded to the person responsible by us. This procedure is based on the agreement on order processing under Article 28 of the EU GDPR  between your employer (contractor) and us. This agreement on order processing regulates who is responsible for providing information. Please understand this.

In constellations for case 1 (see above) you will receive the information directly from us.

We make every effort to explicitly implement the data protection requirements. We take the topic of data protection extremely seriously and are aware that the data collected in the test allows conclusions and interpretations about you. Nevertheless, we assure you that apart from the processing described here, no other evaluation of the test results will be carried out. It is not permitted to pass on the data to third parties!