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Your rights as a data subject
As a data subject you have the following rights concerning your personal data. You have
When you claim your rights toward us according to the GDPR and the BDSG, we will process the data you thereby submit to fulfill your claims.
Subsequently we will store the data submitted by you and the data submitted by us to you in return for the purpose of documentation until the expiry of the regulatory offenses limitation period (3 years).
The lawfulness of processing and storing the data is based on Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR (legitimate interest of data processing). The legitimate interest results from our obligation to fulfill your requests and the need to exonerate ourselves in possible fine proceedings by proving that we have lawfully fulfilled your requests.
You can object to the processing of your personal data based on our legitimate interest at any time under the premises of Art. 21 GDPR. Please use the contact details provided in the imprint. We would like to note that the processing of your personal data is mandatory for the verification of compliance with data protection rights of the data subject according to Art. 21 (1) GDPR, as other methods of verification do not exist or are not equally suitable.
We secure our website and other systems — and thus your data — through technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, change or dissemination through unauthorized persons. In particular your personal data will be transmitted encrypted through the internet. Therefore we operate with the coding system TLS (Transport Layer Security).
Having said this, the transmission of information via internet is never fully safe, which is why we cannot guarantee the safety of the data transmitted by our website to a 100%.
Sources and categories of personal data
We process your personal data insofar as it is necessary for the statement, content-related configuration or modification of a contractual relationship between you and us (inventory data). In particular the following can be inventory data: Name, form of address, contact details (postal address, telephone, email address), date of birth, etc.
Furthermore we process your usage data. Usage data is data that is collected when you interact with our web content and our services, in particular your IP address, start and end of your visit on our website and information on the contents you have viewed on our website.
We collect the data mentioned directly from you (e.g., through the visit of our website), or, provided that it is permitted by data protection laws, from third parties or respectively from publicly accessible sources (e.g., commercial or association register, the press, media, internet).
Data transfer to third party countries outside the EU
All information we acquire from or on you will generally be processed on servers located within the European Union. A transmission of your data or a processing of your data in third party countries will occur without your explicit consent solely if this is legally intended or permitted and if an appropriate data protection level is guaranteed in the third party country.
Data disclosure, processing on behalf of the controller
We will never illicitly disclose your personal data to third parties. However, we may disclose your data to third parties, in particular if you have agreed to data disclosure, if the disclosure is necessary to fulfill our legal obligations or if we are obligated or authorized to disclose said data by law or administrative or judicial orders. In particular this may be the case for the purposes of criminal proceedings, averting of dangers or enforcement of intellectual property rights.
Under certain circumstances we may transmit your data to external service providers which process data on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions (data processor) to simplify and disburden our own data processing. Every data processor will be bound by contract according to Art. 28 GDPR. In particular this means that the data processor has to offer sufficient guarantees that appropriate technical and organizational measures are implemented so that data processing is compliant with the requirements of the GDPR and your rights as a data subject are ensured. Despite commissioning data processors we remain the responsible party for the processing of your personal data according to the GDPR.
Purpose / Objective of the data processing
In general we will use the data solely for the purpose for which the data was gathered. We may subsequently process the data for another, different purpose, provided that this other purpose is not incompatible with the original purpose (Art. 5 (1) point (c) GDPR).
Unless specified otherwise, we will store data gathered from you only for as long as it is necessary for each respective purpose and unless there are legal retention obligations preventing deletion, for example from commercial law or tax law.
In the following we want to outline as transparently as possible, which of your data we will process under which circumstances, on what basis and for what purpose.
Server log files
Each time our website is accessed, the following general information will be automatically sent to our servers by your browser (so called server log files): Your IP address, product and version information of the browser and operating system used (so called user agent), the webpage from which the access originated (so called referer), date and time of the request and possibly your internet service provider. Furthermore the status and the volume of data will be recorded.
Your computer’s IP address will be stored only for the duration of your visit to the website and subsequently will immediately be deleted or made partially unrecognizable through reduction. The rest of the data will be stored for a limited period of time (to a maximum of 7 days).
The legal basis for the usage of these server log files is Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR (legitimate interest of data processing). The legitimate interest arises from the necessity to operate our website, especially to discover and remove website errors, to determine the utilization of the webpage, to make adjustments and improvements and to guarantee the security of the system. You can object to the processing of your personal data based on the legitimate interest at any time under the premises of Art. 21 GDPR. Please use the contact details provided in the imprint. We would like to point out that the processing of your server log files is mandatory in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, as otherwise the website cannot be operated at all.
To improve user-friendliness we use so called "cookies" on our website.
What Cookies are
Simply put, a cookie is a small text file, that stores data about visited websites. Cookies can store a kind of "user profile", including information like your preferred language or other page set-ups, that are required by our website to be able to offer you certain services. This file will be stored on your terminal device and also helps with recognizing you in the event of a new visit to our website.
Under certain circumstances we can gather information on your preferred activities on our webpage through these cookies, and thus align the webpage according to your individual interests and even increase the navigation speed on our website.
How you can avoid Cookies
You can manually delete the cookies in your browser’s security settings at any time.
Optionally you can prevent the storage of cookies by default via the respective settings of your browser. Please do note that in this case you possibly will not be able to use all functions of our website entirely or that errors may occur in the presentation or usage of the website.
Which Cookies are implemented
In detail our webpage places the following cookies:
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The legal basis for the usage of cookies generally is Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR (legitimate interest of data processing). The legitimate interest results from our need to be able to provide you with a user friendly website. Relating thereto Cookies are essential as they are an integral part of the current internet technology and numerous of our present website’s different functions would not be available without cookies.
You can object to the processing of your data based on the legitimate interest at any time under the premises of Art. 21 GDPR. Please use the contact details provided in the imprint.
We would like to note that the processing of your data in certain cookies is mandatory in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, as otherwise the website cannot be operated at all and that we do not have the technical possibilities to prevent the storage of cookies on specific individual terminal devices. Nevertheless, it is possible for you to take care of this yourself (see above, "how you can avoid cookies").
In individual cases we will ask your consent to the application of cookies. In these cases the legal basis for the use of the respective cookies is Art. 6 (1) point (a) GDPR (consent of the subject). You can revoke your consent with effect for the future at any time. Please use the contact details provided in the imprint. Web Storage
Our Website does not access the Web Storage.
In addition to our website we maintain an online presence on social platforms in order to communicate with our active customers, interested parties and users, and to inform them about our services.
When you visit our presence on a social platform, your data will generally be gathered and processed by the respective platform provider for our market research and advertisement purposes. The provider can also process the data for their own purposes. From your user behavior and your interest resulting from this behavior user profiles can be made. These user profiles can in turn be used to, for example, show advertisements within and outside of the platform, that presumably corresponds with your interests. For these purposes cookies (see above) are generally stored on your terminal device, in which your user behavior and your interests will be recorded. Especially if you are a member of the respective platform and are logged in, further data may be stored independently in the user profiles. For a detailed presentation of each respective data processing and the possible contradiction possibilities we point to the following linked details of the service providers, as only they fully know the exact procedures of their data processing.
We point out, that your data may also be processed outside of the European Union. This can yield risks, as for example the enforcement of your rights may be more difficult.
The legal basis for the usage of online presences and the data procession related to it is generally Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR (legitimate interest of data processing). The legitimate interest results from our need to be able to present ourselves to visitors in social media as well as having the ability to introduce statements of all sorts into the media- and opinion market. You can object to the processing of your personal data based on the legitimate interest at any time under the premises of Art. 21 GDPR. Please use the contact details provided in the imprint.
The legal basis for the usage of statistical data of all visitors on our social media sites, that is gathered, prepared and made available to us by the respective platform providers is Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR (legitimate interest of data processing). The legitimate interest results from our need for user-oriented improvements of our online services and design and the optimization of the communication with interested parties by analysing anonymised visitor- and user behaviour. You can object to the processing of your personal data based on the legitimate interest at any time under the premises of Art. 21 GDPR. Please use the contact details provided in the imprint.
If you are asked for consent regarding data processing by the respective service provider, the legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) point (a) GDPR (consent of the data subject). You can revoke your consent with effect for the future at any time. Please contact the service provider that asked for your consent regarding this.
In the event that you would like to assert your rights, we note that these rights, regardless of a possible joint responsibility and control, are most effectively enforced against the respective service provider. As a rule only the service providers have direct access to your data and can take appropriate measures directly or provide information. Should you need help nonetheless, you can contact us at any time and we will support you in the scope of our possibilities.
We are represented on:
Facebook is a social network of Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. The company Facebook Ireland Ltd. is the European subsidiary company of the company Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA.
We have concluded an additional agreement with facebook within our license agreement that regulates the responsibility and control of the data processing regarding the site-insights-function according to Art. 26 GDPR. You can find the details of this agreement here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum. Facebook has, among other things, obligated themselves to inform you about data processing within the site-insights-function. You can find this information here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data.
LinkedIn is a professional network of the LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland. The company LinkedIn Ireland Is the European subsidiary company of the company LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Ave., Sunnyvale, California 94085, USA.
Further information on data protection at LinkedIn can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
You can configure the data collection by LinkedIn on the following page: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/ .
Xing is a professional network of the company XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland. Further information on data protection at Xing can be found at: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.
Status of the data protection declaration: 16.03.2021
Source: Süddeutsche Datenschutzgesellschaft mbH