As at December 2023
We hereby inform you about the processing of your personal data as well as the rights you are entitled with to under the Data Protection Act.
Who is responsible for data processing and how do I contact the data protection officer?
Responsible for data processing is:
Telefon: +49 711 252 65 900
represented by: Daniel Naegele und Jörn Zimmermann
Our data protection officer can be contacted at the contact details mentioned above or via: E-Mail address email@example.com.
For what purposes and on what legal basis is data being processed?
We process your personal data in compliance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and all other applicable laws only to the extent necessary to provide the information on this website and our services on this website.In the case of merely informative use of the website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide information to us for the use of the website, we will not collect any personal data, with the exception of the data transmitted by your browser, in order to enable you to visit the website. These are:
– Date and time of the request
– Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
– Content of the request (concrete homepage)
– Access status/HTTP-Statuscode
– transmitted amount of data
– Website of origin of the request
– Operating system and it’s surface
– Language and version of the browser software.
In order to ensure a functional activity of the website, we store log files. In addition, this data also serves us to ensure the security of our information technology systems and to optimize the website.
Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR forms the legal basis for the temporary storage of data and logfiles.
If the processing of personal data is based on the consent of the data subject, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR serves as legal basis.
We maintain up-to-date technical measures to ensure data security, in particular to protect your personal data against dangers during data transfers as well as leaks to third parties. These are adjusted according to the current state of the art.
Furthermore, there will be “Cookies” saved on your computer while using this website. Cookies are small text files which will be saved on your hard drive and is assigned to the browser you use. The website which places the cookie on your hard drive (in this case us or a third-party) receives certain information. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses on your computer.
2. Persistent cookies will be deleted automatically after a given amount of time that can vary, depending on the cookie. You can also delete cookies in the security-settings of your browser.
3. Third-party cookies might be used. Your paths on the internet may be tracked by third-party cookies. You can configurate the browser-settings according to your wishes and you can deny third-party cookies or even all cookies for example.
This information will be saved separately of other data which is passed to us. In particular, the data of the cookies are not linked with your other data. You can delete the currently stored cookies at any time. The deletion is also possible automatically.
The processing of personal data when using technically necessary cookies is justified by Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If the user agreed on the processing of cookies for analysing or other purposes, this Agreement is the justification according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
You can configurate the browser-settings in order to prevent the storage of cookies. We want to point out that given this case, certain applications of the website cannot be used completely. You can revoke your consent to the processing of your data by cookies at any time. Use the following link for this purpose. After revocation of consent, restrictions on use of the website are possible. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
We collect your personal information when you provide it by completing the contact form. The data provided is exclusively processed and used to provide you with the requested information. The processing of further personal data during the sending process is justified in the prevention of any misuse of the contact form, as well as ensuring the security of our information technology systems.Any further processing and use of your data for advertising purposes or for market research takes place only with your express consent.
The following data is stored at the time the message is sent:
– IP-Address of the user
– Date of registration (date and time)
The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para.1 cl.1 lit.a GDPR if the user has given his consent. If the contact serves the purpose of concluding a contract, the legal basis here is Art. 6 para.1 cl.1 lit.b GDPR. Otherwise, the processing of personal data corresponds to the legitimate interests of both us and you. We can answer any factual questions you may have or respond to any suggestions you may have. Thus, the data processing is also justified according to Art. 6 para. 1 cl.1 lit. f GDPR; this also applies to the processing of data in the context of the sending process.
Once the data is no longer needed to achieve the original purpose for which it was collected, it will be deleted. Personal data collected from the input form of the contact form on the website or sent to us via e-mail is no longer required if communication with the user ceases. This is the case when it becomes clear by looking at the facts, that the establishment of contact is also finished for the future and no further communication takes place.
Additional personal data that we collect during the transmission process will be deleted within a period of time of seven days.
The revocation of his consent to the processing of his personal data is possible for the user at any time. When contacting by e-mail, the user can withdraw his consent to the processing of his personal data at any time. However, further communication can no longer take place, since all personal data that has been stored in the contact point will be deleted in this case.
You have the possibility to contact us by mail, telephone or e-mail.
If you contact us by mail, we may process your address data, date and time of receipt of the mail as well as the data resulting from your letter itself. If you contact us by telephone, we will process your telephone number and, if necessary, your name, your e-mail address, the time of the call and details of your request during the conversation. If you contact us by e-mail, we will process your e-mail address, the time of the e-mail and the data resulting from the message text (including attachments, if applicable).The purpose of processing the above-mentioned data is to process your contact request and to be able to contact you in order to respond to your request.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is Art. 6 para.1 cl.1 lit.f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to offer you the opportunity to contact us at any time and to answer your inquiries. The personal data will only be processed as long as this is necessary for the processing of the contact request.
ou can declare your objection at any time by sending a message to the contact details given above. However, further communication can then no longer take place, as all personal data that was stored in the context of the contact will be deleted in this case.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web-analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so called „Cookies“, which are text files, that will be saved on your computer and that analyses your usage of this website. The Information about the usage of the website that Cookies provide will generally being transmitted to a server from Google and saved in the U.S.A. Given the case, that the IP-Anonymsation on this website is activated, your IP-Address will be trimmed down by Google within the member states of the EU or in other contracting states of the European Economic Area. The whole IP-Address will be transmitted to a server of Google in the U.S.A. and shortened only exceptionally. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use these information, in order to evaluate the usage of the website, to create reports about the website traffic and to provide other services to the operator, linked with the use of the website.The IP-address provided by Google Analytics via your internet browser will not be merged with other data from Google.
You can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may no longer be able to use the full functionality of this website.
This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. This means that IP addresses are processed in abbreviated form, thus excluding the possibility of a direct link to a person. As far as the data collected about you a personal reference, this will be immediately excluded and the personal data will be deleted immediately.
We use Google Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics obtained enable us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google uses standard contractual clauses. You can find more information on third country transfers at: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/compliance/?hl=de#!?modal_active=none and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/processorterms/.
Legal basis for the processing of personal data of the users is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Furthermore, we have concluded an order processing agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics (Art. 28 GDPR). Google processes the data on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. In the context of order processing, Google is entitled to engage subcontractors. A list of these subcontractors can be found at https://privacy.google.com/businesses/subprocessors/.
The data will be deleted, as soon as they will be no use for our recording purposes.
Contact details of the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Nutzerbedingungen: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, Spreadsheet data protection: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, data privacy statement: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
You can declare your objection at any time by sending a message to the above contact details. You may then no longer be able to use the full functionality of the website.
On our website, we offer you the opportunity to access links from external sites in order to provide you with more detailed information. If you intend to click on the links, your IP address will be transmitted to the site operator. The links change continuously, therefore a listing of the individual links is omitted below. Nevertheless, please note their respective data protection declarations. You use the implemented links on a voluntary basis, therefore the legal basis for their use is Art. 6 para.1 cl.1 lit.f GDPR. We have no influence on possible further processing by the above-mentioned companies.
You can object at any time by sending a message to the above contact details. You may then no longer be able to use the full functionality of the website.
Use of Social Media
We maintain publicly accessible profiles on social networks. Social networks, like Facebook, are able to comprehensively analyse user behaviour when visiting their website or a website with integrated social me-dia content (e.g., like-buttons). By visiting our social media presences, a large number of data protection-relevant processing operations are triggered.
If you are logged in to your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. Under certain circumstances, however, your personal data may also be collected if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. In this case, data is collected, for example, by collecting your IP address via cookies that are stored on your device.
- Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; http://www.facebook.com/policy.php; further information on data collec-tion: http://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084, http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other applications as well as http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info everyoneinfo.
- Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland; https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388.
- LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
We operate our social media presences in order to achieve the most comprehensive presence on the inter-net. Therefore, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 cl. 1 lit.f GDPR. If applicable, the analysis processes initiated by the social networks are based on different legal bases, which must be specified by the operators of the social networks (e.g., consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 cl. 1 lit.a GDPR). The data collected directly by us will be deleted from our systems as soon as they will be no use for our recording purposes, you request us to delete it or assert their objection or revocation of consent. Stored cookies remain on your device until you delete them. Statutory provisions, in particular retention periods, remain unaffected.
If you visit one of our social media appearances (e.g., facebook), you will trigger processing of your personal data during such a visit. In this case, we are jointly responsible for these data processing operations togeth-er with the operator of the respective social network according to Art. 26 GDPR. In principle, you can assert your rights (right of access by the data subject according to Art. 15 GDPR, right to rectification according to Art. 16 GDPR, right to erasure according to Art. 17 GDPR, right of restriction of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR, right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR and the right to lodge a complaint with a su-pervisory authority according to Art. 77 GDPR) both against us and against the operator of the respective social network (e.g., facebook).
We ask you to note that despite the joint responsibility with the operators of the social networks according to Art. 26 GDPR, we have no full influence on the date processing and the assertion of data subject rights of the individual social networks.
You can declare your objection at any time by sending a message to the above contact details. You may then no longer be able to use the function of the website to their full extent.
Use of Facebook Pixel
This Website uses the Facebook-Pixel. This is an analysis tool that helps us to understand user behaviour. With the help of the Facebook-Pixel, Facebook is able to determine the visitors of our offer as a target group for the presentation of advertisements (so called “Facebook-Ads”). Accordingly, we use the Pixel to display the Facebook-Ads placed by us only to those users on Facebook and within the services of the partners cooperating with Facebook (so called “Audience Network”) wo have also shown an interest in our online offer or have certain characteristics that we transmit to Facebook (so called “Custom Audiences”). With the help of the Facebook-Pixel, we also want to ensure that our Facebook-Ads do not appear annoying according to the potential interest of the users. In addition, we can use it to track the effectiveness of Facebook-Ads for statistical and market research purposes by seeing whether users were redirected to our website after click-ing on a Facebook-Ad (so called “Conversion-Tracking”). The legal basis for data processing is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 cl. 1 lit.a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time. The lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation remains unaffected.
The Facebook-Pixel automatically establishes a connection between your browser and the Facebook server. As a result, Facebook receives the information that you have clicked on an ad from us or called up the cor-responding website of our internet presence. If you have created an account on Facebook, it is possible for Facebook to assign the visit to your account. Facebook may also determine and store your IP address and other identifiers, even if you are not registered or logged in to Facebook.
By doing so, your personal data will be transmitted to servers in the USA and processed there. In the opinion of the European Court of justice, there is currently legal uncertainty in the transfer of data to the USA.
Recipients of personal data
We also disclose personal data to our order processors. These are:
a) data centers
b) IT service providers
c) Printing service providers
d) Waste disposal companies
Personal data may be passed on to our IT service providers for the purpose of providing this website. As a rule, the information listed under § 2 is passed on; in the case of printing service providers and waste disposal companies, names, residential addresses, bank account or billing data may also be transferred.
In the course of contract processing, in particular the dispatch of goods or invoices, but also for the delivery of reminders or order-related correspondence, we must pass on personal data to Deutsche Post or other logistics service providers. This is usually your complete postal address. In addition, we must also forward your complete postal address to logistics service providers as part of the application process. In particular, for the purpose of returning application documents or for the purpose of inviting you to a personal interview.
In the course of contract processing, in particular for the purpose of sending invoices, but also for order-related correspondence, we indirectly pass on personal data to our or your e-mail provider. In addition, we also send e-mails to applicants as part of the application process, e.g. to issue a rejection letter or to invite them to a personal interview. General information based on customer inquiries is also sent via e-mail, as is the newsletter. Data that is passed on to the e-mail provider(s) is usually your full e-mail address or your last name, if this has been included in the e-mail address. The content of the e-mail is end-to-end encrypted.
In the context of remote maintenance of standard IT components, it cannot be ruled out in individual cases that an IT service provider from a third country (e.g. USA) may in rare cases be granted controlled and limited access to personal data for troubleshooting purposes. Personal data is only transferred to service providers outside the European Economic Area (EEA) if the third country has been confirmed by the EU Commission to have an adequate level of data protection or if other appropriate data protection guarantees (e.g. binding internal company data protection regulations or EU standard contractual clauses) are in place.
If the prerequisites are met, we disclose personal data to law enforcement authorities.
How long will my personal data be stored?
Your personal data will be processed for the duration of the fulfillment of the above-mentioned purposes. Your log files in the context of the informational use of our website will be deleted after X days. If we have processed your request, via the contact request, and no contractual relationship results from your request, your data will no longer be processed and will subsequently be deleted.
If, on the other hand, you revoke the consent you have given or have executed a revocation in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, your data will also no longer be processed and subsequently deleted. After the purpose has been fulfilled, the aforementioned data will either be deleted, if possible by the system, or the personal reference will be removed by anonymization and access to your data will be blocked. We will continue to send you contractual and legal information as long as the contract with you exists and/or we are legally obliged to do so.
Legal or contractual retention periods may inhibit the deletion or blocking of data. The periods of limitation can be up to three years due to §§ 195 ff. BGB (German Civil Code) up to thirty years; the regular limitation period is three years. In addition, the retention obligations under tax law, commercial law, fiscal law and other statutory provisions must be observed. The retention/documentation periods stipulated there are six to ten years in addition to the assessment period.
The retention/documentation periods stipulated therein are six to ten years plus the limitation period of a further five years for the assessment of tax. In order not to violate legal regulations or to lose the possibility of enforcing a claim or defending ourselves against such a claim, we reserve the right to delete the data only after the expiration of the last period that legitimizes the data storage.
Does automated decision-making or profiling take place?
Neither automated decision-making nor profiling takes place within the scope of data processing when using our website. We have no influence on automated decision-making or profiling by external service providers.
Am I obliged to provide my personal data?
You are neither contractually nor legally obligated to provide us with your personal data when using our Internet presence and the application options contained therein. You use our Internet presence and the services offered therein on a voluntary basis, therefore the non-provision of your data has no adverse legal consequences for you.
If you use our website for informational purposes only, you will, however, provide us with the data described in § 2, which your browser makes available to us.
If you contact us via the contact form, e-mail, letter, fax or telephone within the scope of the above-mentioned contact options, we process your personal data in order to assign you and to be able to process your request. If you send us inquiries within the scope of an already existing contract, the data processing is necessary due to the existing contract with you. The legal basis for the data processing is therefore Art. 6 para.1 cl.1 lit.b DSGVO. If you are unable to provide us with this data, we will not be able to process your request.
Which data protection rights can I assert as a data subject?
As far as professional regulations do not oppose you have the right:
-according to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, to revoke your once given consent to us at any time. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
– in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR at any time to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may provide information about the purposes of the processing, the category of personal data, their origin, the categories of recipients to whom your information has been disclosed, the purpose and intended duration of storage, the right to rectification, erasure , Restriction of processing or opposition, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of their data, if not collected from us, as well as the existence of an automated decision-making process including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information about their details;
– in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to immediately demand the correction of incorrect or completed personal data stored by us;
– in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defence of legal claims is required;
– in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to the extent that the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you reject its deletion and we no longer need the data, but you assert this , Exercise or defence of legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
– pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR to obtain your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, standard and machine-readable format or to request that you send it to another person responsible for the transaction
All information requests, requests for information or objections to data processing should be directed to the above mentioned contact details.
Can I object the processing of my personal data?
In accordance with Art. 21 para.1 GDPR, you have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para.1 cl.1 lit.f GDPR. We will then no longer process the personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves our assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
You can lodge your objection at any time by sending a message to the contact details above.
Do I have the chance to complain?
If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data by us is unlawful or, if applicable, violates data protection law for other reasons, you may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. You may contact a supervisory authority in the member state of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.