Personal data are all data that are personally related to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior. The following provisions inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of your personal data. Controller as defined in Art. 4 para. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:
2. Automatic Collection of Data
When using the website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which are technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security (legal basis Art. 6 I Sentence 1 f GDPR): your IP address, date and time of your website visit, time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), content of the request (specific page), access status/HTTP status code, the amount of data transferred in each case, the website from which the request comes, the browser you are using, operating system and its interface as well as the name of your access provider, language and version of the browser software.
The above mentioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:
- Ensuring a smooth connection to the website
- Ensuring a comfortable use of our website
- Evaluation of system security and stability; as well as other administrative purposes
This information is stored temporarily in a so-called logfile. The above information is collected without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you personally.
3. Information about Cookies
Cookies are used, firstly, to make the use of our website more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These session cookies will be deleted automatically after you leave our site.
Moreover, we also use temporary cookies for optimization of user friendliness, which are stored on your terminal device for a certain specified period of time. If you visit our website again to use our services, we detect automatically that you have visited us before and what entries and settings you made, so that you do not have to make them again.
The data processed by cookies are required for the aforementioned purposes in order to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 I Sentence 1 f GDPR. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard disk by selecting “do not accept cookies” in your browser settings. However, this may result in a functional limitation of our offers.
4. Use of our Contact Form / Contacting us / Downloads
If you have any questions, we offer you the opportunity to contact us via forms provided on the website or via our e-mail addresses. Your name and a valid e-mail address are required so that we know who sent the request and can respond to it. Any further information can be provided voluntarily. Data processing for the purpose of establishing contact is performed in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR on the basis of your voluntary consent.
The personal data collected by us as a result of your contacting us will be stored after your request has been dealt with or processed in order to evaluate them statistically for marketing purposes and to optimize our offer. If you wish to download, e.g. presentations of our products from our website, we collect further data from you, which are marked as mandatory fields (e.g. company, department, function). These data will also be evaluated statistically by us as well. The legal basis is Art. 6 I Sentence 1 f GDPR. The respective legal retention period shall apply with respect to the duration of the storage of personal data. After expiry of this period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer necessary for the performance or initiation of the contract.
If special categories of personal data as defined in Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR (e.g. severely disabled persons, religious denomination or ethnic origin) are voluntarily communicated or requested by us in the application procedure, they are additionally processed in accordance with Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a or b GDPR. However, when sending applications by e-mail, please note that e-mails are generally not sent in encrypted form. We therefore accept no responsibility for the transmission path of the application by e-mail. If the application for a vacant position is unsuccessful or the applicant withdraws the application, the applicant’s data will be deleted within the 6-month period provided for this purpose.
6. Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will previously reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Convention on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and reduced there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with further services associated with website and Internet use.
The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
You can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website: Disable Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics thus obtained allow 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 has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework). The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 I Sentence 1 f GDPR.
Contact details of the third-party provider:
Google Dublin: Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001
Overview on Data Protection: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
7. Integration of Google Maps
On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to conveniently use the map function.
By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under section 2 of this declaration are transmitted. This is regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in with or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such evaluation takes place in particular (even for non-logged-in users) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.
8. Google Fonts
We integrate the fonts (“Google Fonts”) of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. This will allow your browser to load the fonts you need into your cache after connecting to Google’s servers. This notifies Google that your IP address has been used to access our website. We use Google Web Fonts to make our website uniform and appealing. The legal basis is Art. 6 I Sentence 1 f GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used instead.
More information on Google Web Fonts is available at: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq
With your consent you can subscribe to our newsletter, with which we inform you about our current interesting offers. The subject of the newsletter is exclusively services and offers from our company, as well as information typical for the industry, if applicable.
For the registration to our newsletter we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after your registration we will send you an e-mail to the indicated e-mail address in which we ask you to confirm that you would like the newsletter to be sent. If you do not confirm your registration immediately, your information will be deleted. In addition, we store your IP addresses used and the times of registration and confirmation. The purpose of the procedure is to be able to prove your registration and, if necessary, to clarify a possible misuse of your personal data.The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. The provision of further data is voluntary and will be used to address you personally. After your confirmation we will save your e-mail address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. The legal basis is Art. 6 I Sentence 1 a GDPR.
You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can declare your revocation by clicking on the link provided in every newsletter e-mail, by e-mail to email@example.com or by sending a message to the contact data stated in the legal notice.
For the transmission of our newsletter we use the service “Mailchimp”. “Mailchimp” is a newsletter service provider of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. The legal basis for using the service is our legitimate interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. “Mailchimp” has submitted to the EU-US-Privacy-Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov). “Mailchimp” uses the recipient’s data in a pseudonymized form, i.e. without it being possible to assign them to an individual user, to optimize its own services (e.g. dispatch, presentation or statistical purposes). Under no circumstances does “Mailchimp” use recipient data to write to them or pass them on to third parties.
10. Integration of YouTube Videos
We have integrated YouTube videos into our online offer, which are stored on www.youtube.com and can be played directly from our website.
By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned in section 2 of this declaration will be transmitted. This is independent of whether YouTube provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as user profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such evaluation takes place in particular (even for non-logged-in users) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.
11. Social Media
In addition to our website, we maintain other online presences within social networks, especially on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and XING. They are only included on our website as links (colored icons) to the corresponding services. After clicking on the integrated icon you will be directed to the page of the respective provider, i.e. only then will user information be transferred to the respective provider.
As a rule, your data are processed by these providers for market research and advertising purposes. User profiles can be created from their usage behavior and the resulting interests, which can then be used to display advertisements inside and outside the platforms. As a rule, cookies are used for this, where your user behavior and interests can be stored. In addition, your profile can also be used to identify your interests independently of the devices you are using, especially if you are logged on to the respective platform.
We process your personal data because we are interested in effective information and communication with you. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If you are asked by the respective providers for consent to data processing, for example by making the corresponding declarations within the registration process, the legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a., Art. 7 GDPR.
With regard to the individual processing of your data and the corresponding possibilities of objection, we refer to the information provided by the providers linked below. If you wish to assert claims for information or other user rights, we point out that these can be asserted most effectively with the respective providers, since only they have access to the data of their users and can then directly fulfill your claims.
Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland
Opt-out: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads and http://www.youronlinechoices.com
Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov
Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov
LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland
Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov
XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland
12. Rights of Data Subjects
You have the right:
To demand information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. You may, in particular, demand information about the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged period of storage, the existence of the right to rectification or erasure or restriction of processing or to object to such processing, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, where the personal data are not collected from us, any available information as to their source, the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and meaningful information about details.
To demand, in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, rectification of inaccurate personal data or completion of your personal data stored with us without undue delay;
To demand, in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, the erasure of your personal data stored with us, unless processing such data is necessary, for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
To demand, in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, the restriction of processing of your personal data, as far as you contest the accuracy of the data, the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and we no longer need the data but you require them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or you lodged objection against the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR.
To demand, in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to receive the personal data, which you provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to transmit those data to another controller;
At any time to withdraw the consent given to us, in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR. The consequence of this is that we are not permitted to continue the data processing based on this consent, and
To lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority at your habitual residence or place of work or our domicile.
13. Right to Object
If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests under Art. 6 I Sentence 1 GDPR you have right according to Art. 21 GDPR to object against the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct marketing. In the event of the latter, you have a general right to object, which will be implemented by us without indication of a particular situation. If you wish to make use of your right revoke or object, an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org shall be sufficient.
14. Data Security
We use the common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser for the visit to our website. As a rule, it is a 256 bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether a single page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form is indicated by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser. The information that you send to us is principally stored on servers within Germany or at least the European Union. For a few offers we use non-European service providers, such as the “Mailchimp” service for our newsletter; we only use services that participate in the EU-US Privacy Shield. For more information on the EU-US Privacy Shield, click: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework
Furthermore, we protect our website and other systems through technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons. We use adequate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or the unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in accordance with the technological development.