Headquarters: SIKO GmbH Weihermattenweg 2 79256 Buchenbach Germany Phone+49 7661 394-0

Data Privacy Statement, SIKO GmbH, Germany

Privacy Policy

1. Duty to Provide Information pursuant to the GDPR

Person Responsible for Data Processing pursuant to Art 13 (1) lit. a)

Company name according to Section 17 (1) of the German Commercial Code (HGB) incl. contact details of the person responsible (GF)

SIKO GmbH
Managing Director:
Sven Wischnewski, B. of Eng
Weihermattenweg 2
79256 Buchenbach

Telephone +49 7661 394-0
Fax +49 7661 394-388

Freiburg District Court, Commercial Register No. 1516

Contact data of the data protection officer pursuant to Article 13 (1) lit. b)

Helbig Datenschutz GmbH
Harald Helbig
Bergstrasse 11
91207 Lauf an der Pegnitz

Phone +49-9123-70275-15
Email: harald.helbig@helbig-datenschutz.de

 

Personal data are processed for the purpose of fulfilling contracts or implementing pre-contractual measures. This includes customer master data with contact persons as well as the contact history, quotations, orders, invoices, project data and other legal obligations of the person responsible.

The legal bases are derived from Art. 6 of the GDPR. Other important legal bases are derived from the German Commercial Code, tax law, the Law on Limited Liability Partnerships and other legal regulations relevant for SIKO GmbH. These also include contractual regulations. The processing of newsletters is based on consent of the parties concerned.

 

Processing is for protecting the legitimate interests of the person responsible or a third party pursuant to Art. 13 (1) lit. d)

To the extent necessary, we also process your data beyond the actual fulfillment of the contract to protect our legitimate interests or those of third parties. These include:

  • Sales management and sales controlling
  • Asserting legal claims and mounting a defense in legal disputes
  • Ensuring IT security and operation
  • Measures for maintaining building and system security (e.g., access controls) as well as the right of the owner of premises to undisturbed possession
  • Measures for business management and further development of employees

 

Categories of recipients of personal data (data transmission) pursuant to Art. 13 (1) lit. e)

Within Germany, the European Union and the European Economic Area

Auditors, bailiffs and other creditors as well as other government agencies for the fulfillment of legal obligations and for requested certificates, logistics companies, customers as well as suppliers and other agencies and business partners.

 

Third country incl. appropriateness decision pursuant to Article 13 (1) lit. f)

Within the context of international business relationships, transmission is pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. b for fulfilling contracts or implementing pre-contractual measures. For this purpose, an adequacy decision is not required.

 

Storage duration pursuant to Art. 13 (2) lit a)

The respective purposes are derived from legal requirements and relevant industry-specific regulations. Personal data are deleted after the purpose has been achieved.

 

Rights of persons affected pursuant to Art. 13 (2) lit. b)

You can exercise your rights using the contact details cited above at any time. If your personal data are processed, you are a person affected in the sense of the GDPR and you have the following rights with respect to the person responsible:

Information about the rights of persons affected

The person affected has the right to request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether any personal information concerning him/her is undergoing processing; if this is the case, he/she has a right to information about these personal data and the information specified in Art. 15 of the GDPR.
The person affected has the right to demand that the person responsible party correct incorrect personal data concerning him/her and, if applicable, incomplete personal data (Art. 16 of the GDPR) without delay.
The person affected has the right to request that the person responsible delete personal data concerning him/her without delay if one of the reasons specified in Art. 17 of the GDPR applies, e.g., if the data are no longer required for the purposes pursued (right of deletion).

The person affected has the right to demand that the person responsible restrict processing for the duration of the check by the person responsible check if one of the conditions listed in Art. 18 of the GDPR applies, e.g., if the person affected has lodged an objection to processing.
The person affected party has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning him/her for reasons arising from his or her particular situation. The person responsible party will no longer process the personal data unless he/she can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the person affected, or the processing is for the purpose of establishing, exercising or defending legal claims (Art. 21 of the GDPR).

 

Rights of persons affected pursuant to Art. 13 (2) lit. c)

If you have given us your consent to process personal data for specific purposes (e.g., processing pictures of persons affected), the legality of this processing is based on your consent.
You may revoke your consent at any time. This also applies to revocation of declarations of consent that were given to us before the GDPR was valid, i.e., before May 25, 2018.
Please note that such revocation is only with future effect. Processing operations that are performed prior to the revocation are not affected.

 

Right of complaint at a supervising authority pursuant to Article 13 (2) lit. d)

Any person affected has the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, if the person affected considers that the processing of personal data concerning him or her is in contravention of the GDPR (Article 77 of the GDPR). The person affected may exercise this right before a supervisory authority in the member state in which he or she resides or works or in which the suspected infringement took place.

The competent supervisory authority in Baden-Württemberg is:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Address:
Königstrasse 10 a
70173 Stuttgart

Postal address:
P.O. Box 10 29 32
70025 Stuttgart

Telephone: +49 711 615541-0
Fax: +49-711-615541-15

Email: poststelle@lfdi.bwl.de

Provision of personal data pursuant to Article 13 (2) lit. e)

In the context of our business relationship, you must only provide those personal data that are necessary for fulfilling a contract or implementing pre-contractual measures or for which we are legally obliged to collect. We are usually not able to conclude a contractual relationship without these data.

Amendment to the purpose of the Data Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Data Privacy Policy in accordance with applicable data protection regulations. You can find the current version under the Data Protection Declaration on our website. If we intend to process your data for other purposes, i.e., for purposes other than those for which they have been collected, we will inform you in advance of the statutory provisions.

As of May 18, 2018

 

2. Data Privacy at a Glance

General Information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal information means any data by which you could personally be identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy below.

 

Data collection on this website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

Data are processed on this website by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the imprint of this website.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data will be collected when you communicate it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data (e.g., the browser and operating system you are using or time when you accessed the page). These data are collected automatically as soon as you visit our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that the data are corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of data privacy. In addition, you have a right to complain to the supervisory authority responsible.

You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of data privacy.

 

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily through the use of cookies and analytics. 

You can find more detailed information about these analysis programs in the following privacy policy.

 

3. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

External Hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hosts' servers. These may include IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact data, names, website accesses and other data generated via a website.

The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 (1) lit. b of the GDPR) and in the interest of a safe, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR).

Our hoster will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfill its performance obligations and to comply with our instructions regarding these data.

Conclusion of a contract for order processing

In order to ensure data protection-compliant processing, we have concluded a contract for order processing with our hoster.

 

4. General and Mandatory Information

Data Privacy

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data are collected. Personal data means data by which you could personally be identified.

 This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We hereby give notice that data transmitted via the internet (e.g., via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. It is not possible to protect your data from third parties completely.

 

Revoking your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time. To do so, an informal message sent to us by email is sufficient. The legality of the data processing performed prior to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

 

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases and to direct advertising (Art. 21 of the GDPR)

IF THE DATA IS PROCESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 (1) LIT. E OF THE GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH PROCESSING IS BASED CAN BE FOUND IN THIS DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT. IF YOU LODGE YOUR OBJECTION, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR RELEVANT PERSONAL UNLESS WE CAN PROVE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE REASONS FOR THE PROCESSING WHICH OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOM, OR THE PROCESSING SERVES THE PURPOSE OF ASSERTING, EXERCISING OR DEFENDING LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION ON THE BASIS OF ART. 21 (1) OF THE GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES, YOU SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING, INCLUDING PROFILING IN SO FAR AS IT IS RELATED TO SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILING CONNECTED WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL NO LONGER BE USED FOR PURPOSES OF DIRECT MARKETING (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 21 (2) OF THE GDPR).

 

Right to file complaints with the competent supervisory authority

In the event of infringements of the GDPR, the persons concerned shall have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, particularly in the member state of their habitual residence, workplace or place of presumed infringement. Your right to complain exists without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.

 

The right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of data to another data controller, this shall only take place to the extent that is technically feasible.

 

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

 

Information, deletion, and correction

You have the right within the context of legal provisions to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

 

The right to limitation of processing

You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You can contact us at any time concerning this using the address given in the imprint. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:

  • If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, we usually need time to verify this. You have the right to restrict processing of your personal data during the verification period.
  • If the processing of your personal data has taken/is taking place unlawfully, you can demand the restriction of data processing instead of data deletion.
  • If we no longer require your personal data but you do for exercising, defending or asserting legal claims, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted instead of data being deleted.
  • If you have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1) pf the GDPR, your as well as our interests must be weighed. As long as which interests have priority has not been determined, you have the right to restrict processing of your personal data.

Where processing of your personal data has been restricted, such data, apart from being stored, may be processed only with your consent, or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending rights or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person, or on the grounds of an important public interest of the European Union or a member state.

 

Objection to marketing emails

The use of the contact data published as part of editorial imprint requirements by third parties for sending advertisement and informational materials not expressly requested is hereby prohibited. The operators of the sites reserve the right to take express legal steps in the case of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam emails.

 

 5. Data Collection on This Website

 

Cookies

 

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information in "server log files", which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data are not combined with data from other sources;

These data are collected based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically fault-free display and optimization of its website; for this purpose, the server log files must be recorded.

 

Contact form

Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will store the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, for processing the question and any follow-up questions and forward them to our sales partners and subsidiaries for processing. Any disclosure to other parties will only be made with your express consent.

These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) b of the GDPR, provided your request is related to the performance of a contract or necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual arrangements. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the GDPR) if this has been requested.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until such time as you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer applies (e.g., after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions – especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods – remain unaffected by this provision.

 

Inquiry by email, phone or fax

If you contact us by email, phone or fax, your request, including all ensuing personal data (name, nature of inquiry), is stored and processed by us for the purposes of processing your request and forward them to our sales partners and subsidiaries for processing. Any disclosure to other parties will only be made with your express consent.

These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) b of the GDPR, provided your request is related to the performance of a contract or necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual arrangements. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the GDPR) and / or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR), as we have a legitimate interest in effectively processing the requests addressed to us.

We will retain the data you provide via the contact request until such time as you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer applies (e.g., after processing your issue). Any mandatory statutory provisions – especially those regarding legal data retention periods – remain unaffected by this provision.

 

6. Social Media

Facebook Plugins (Like & Share-Button)

Plugins of the social media network Facebook are integrated on our website. This service is provided by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. According to Facebook, however, the data collected will also be transferred to the USA and other third countries.

You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on this website. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE.

When you visit this website, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. As a result, Facebook receives information that you visited this website using your IP address. If you click the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged in to Facebook, you can link the contents of this website with your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook can link your visit to this website with your user account. We point out that we as provider of the website do not receive any information about the contents of the transmitted data nor their use by Facebook. You can find further information about this in the Data Privacy Policy of Facebook at: https://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.

If you do not want Facebook to be able to link the visit to this website with your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook account.

The use of Facebook plugins is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest in the greatest possible visibility in social media. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.

 

Twitter Plugin

The functions of Twitter are integrated into our website. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked with your Twitter account and make known to other users. In this context, data are also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we as provider of the website do not receive any information about the contents of the transmitted data nor their use by Twitter. You can find further information about this in the Data Privacy Policy of Twitter at: https://twitter.com/de/privacy.

The use of Twitter plugins is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest in the greatest possible visibility in social media. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.

You can change your data privacy settings in your account settings at Twitter at https://twitter.com/account/settings.

 

Instagram Plugin

The functions of Instagram are integrated into this website. These functions are provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.

If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can click the Instagram button to link the content of this website to your Instagram profile. As a result, Instagram can link your visit to this website with your user account. We point out that we as provider of the website do not receive any information about the contents of the transmitted data nor their use by Instagram.

These data are collected and analyzed based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest in the greatest possible visibility in social media. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g., consent to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.

You can find further information about this in the Data Privacy Policy of Instagram: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

 

LinkedIn Plugin

This website uses functions from the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. 

Each time one of our pages of this website containing LinkedIn features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited this website from your IP address. If you use the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to associate your visit to this website to your user account. We point out that we as provider of the website do not receive any information about the contents of the transmitted data nor their use by LinkedIn.

The use of LinkedIn plugins is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest in the greatest possible visibility in social media. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.

You can find further information about this in the data protection privacy of LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

 

XING Plugin

This website uses functions from the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time one of our pages containing XING features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to the XING servers. To the best of our knowledge, no personal data are stored in the process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored nor is usage behavior evaluated.

These data are collected and analyzed based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest in the greatest possible visibility in social media. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g., consent to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.

For more information about data protection and the XING Share button, please see the XING data protection policy at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

 

7. Analysis Tools and Advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics uses cookies. These are text files, which are stored on your computer and enable analysis of the use of the website by you. The personal data generated by the cookie about your use of the website will usually be transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this tracking tool take place based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR. The website owners have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize their website and advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g., consent to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.

IP anonymization

We activated the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, tour IP address is truncated by Google within the European Union or and the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. The complete IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA in exceptional cases and abbreviated there. For order of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of this website, create reports about the website activities and provide other services connected with use of the website and Internet for the website operator. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be associated with other data of Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent storing of cookies on your computer via a corresponding setting of your browser software. However, we point out that you might not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent in this case. You can also prevent the recording of data generated by a cookie with respect to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. It will set an opt-out cookie that prevents the recording of your data on subsequent visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics

You can find more information about how Google Analytics handles user data in Google's Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Order processing

We have entered into a contract with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic features of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics' "Demographics" function. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account, or you can generally forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section "Objection to data collection."

Storage duration

Data stored by Google at the user and event level, which are linked to cookies, user identifiers (e.g., User ID) or advertising IDs (e.g., DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID), are anonymized or deleted after 14 (fourteen) months. Details can be found at the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=de

Kyto

This website uses functions of web analytics service Kyto GmbH. (https://www.kyto.de) (Linienstrasse 126, 10115 Berlin, hereinafter referred to as: “Kyto”, Ireland.

In this case, data are collected, processed and stored, which are used to create user profiles using a pseudonym. These use profiles are completely anonymized whenever possible and meaningful. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor's internet browser and serve to recognize the internet browser. The collected data may also contain personal data that are either transferred to Kyto or collected directly by Kyto.

Kyto may use information obtained from visits to the website to create anonymized user profiles. The collected data are not used to personally identify the visitor without the separate consent of the visitor. The data are not merged with personal data via the pseudonym. Any IP addresses possibly collected shall be anonymized immediately after collection by deleting the last number block.

On the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e., interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f. GDPR), we use the web analysis service of Kyto GmbH. (https://www.kyto.de) (Linienstrasse 126, 10115 Berlin, hereinafter referred to as: “Kyto”). If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g., consent to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.

In addition, consent for the collection, processing and storage of data can be revoked at any time with future effect. Simply click the following Opt-out link.
Setting and saving cookies can also be bypassed via browser settings, but this may result in limited functionality of the website.

 

Google AdSense (not personalized)

This website uses Google AdSense, a service for integrating advertisements. The provider is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

We use Google AdSense in “non-personalized” mode. Unlike personalized mode, the ads are therefore not based on your previous user behavior and no user profile is created for you. Instead, “context information” is used when selecting the advertisement. For example, the ads selected are based on your location, the content of the site you are on, or your current keywords. You can learn more about the differences between personalized and non-personalized targeting with Google AdSense at: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/9007336.

Please note that cookies can also be stored in non-personalized mode when you use Google AdSense. According to Google, these are used to combat fraud and abuse. The cookies remain in your terminal until you delete them.

The use of Google AdSense in non-personalized mode is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize our website and our advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g., consent to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.

Google is certified under the “EU-US Privacy Shield”. The Privacy Shield is an agreement between the European Union and the United States to ensure compliance with European data protection standards for data processing in the United States. Each Privacy Shield certified company is committed to complying with these data protection standards.

You can adjust your advertising settings independently in your user account. To do this, click the following link and log in: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

You can find additional information about the advertising technologies of Google here:
https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads
https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

 

Google Analytics Remarketing

Our websites use the features of Google Analytics Remarketing combined with the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and DoubleClick. The provider is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

This feature makes it possible to link target audiences for advertising created with Google Analytics Remarketing to the cross-device features of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. This allows advertising to be displayed based on your personal interests, identified from your previous usage and surfing behavior on one device (e.g., your cellphone), on other devices (such as a tablet or computer).

Once you have given your consent, Google will associate your web and app browsing history with your Google Account for this purpose. That way, any device that signs in to your Google Account can use the same personalized advertisements.

To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated user IDs that are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create cross-device ad targeting.

You can permanently opt out of cross-device remarketing/targeting by disabling personalized advertising in your Google Account via this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.

The summary of the data collected in your Google Account is based solely on your consent, which you can submit or revoke to Google (Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the GDPR). For data collection operations that are not merged into your Google Account (for example, because you do not have a Google Account or have opposed the merge), the collection of data is based on Article 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR. The legitimate interest arises from the fact that the website operator has an interest in anonymous analysis of website visitors for advertising purposes.

You can find additional information and the data protection provisions in Google's data protection policy at: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=de.

 

Google Ads and Google Conversion Tracking

This website uses Google Ads. Google Ads is the online advertising program of Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

We use conversion tracking as part of Google Ads. When you click an ad served by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is set. Cookies are small text files that the internet browser stores on the user's computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification of the user. If you visit certain pages of the website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the website can tell that you clicked the ad and proceeded to that page.

Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot be tracked through the websites of Google Ads customers. The information obtained using the conversion cookie information is used to create conversion statistics for Google Ads customers, who have decided in favor of conversion tracking. Customers learn the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and been redirected to the linked page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not obtain any information which can be used to identify you personally. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can refuse by simply deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie via your internet browser settings. By doing so, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

The storage of “conversion cookies” and the use of this tracking tool take place based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR. The website owners have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize their website and advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g., consent to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.

For more information about Google Ads and Google Conversion Tracking, please refer to Google's data protection policy: https://policies.google.com/?hl=de.

You can set your browser so that you are informed in advance about the setting of cookies, only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general as well as activate automatic deleting of cookies when you close your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

 

Data Privacy Statement for Use of Tag Manager

With Google Tag Manager, marketers can manage website tags via a single interface. However, the Tag Manager itself, which uses the tags, works without cookies and does not collect personally identifiable information. Tag Manager only triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data under certain circumstances. Explanations can be found in this privacy statement for these respective third-party providers. However, Google Tag Manager does not use these data. If you have disabled cookies or otherwise opted out, this is honored for all tracking tags used with Google Tag Manager, so the tool will not change your cookie settings.

Google may ask you for permission to share some product information (such as your account information) with other Google products to enable certain features, for example, to simplify the addition of new conversion tracking tags for AdWords. In addition, Google's developers review product usage information from time to time to optimize the product further. However, Google never shares data of this nature with other Google products without your consent.

For more information, see the Google Use Policy https://www.google.com/intl/en/tagmanager/use-policy.html and the Google Privacy Policy https://policies.google.com/?hl=en for this product.

 

Google DoubleClick

This website uses functions of Google DoubleClick. This is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter referred to as “DoubleClick”).

DoubleClick is used to show you interest-based ads in the complete Google ad network. The advertisements can be tailored to the interests of the respective viewer with the help of DoubleClick.  For example, our ads can appear in Google search results or in advertising banners associated with DoubleClick.

DoubleClick must be able to recognize the viewer to be able to display advertisements that suit the user's interests. For this purpose, a cookie is stored in the user's browser, behind which the websites visited by the user, clicks and various other information are stored. This information is combined into a pseudonymous user profile to display interest-oriented advertising to the user concerned.

Google DoubleClick is used for targeted advertising purposes. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g., consent to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.

You can set your computer to not store any cookies. However, this may entail a limitation of the accessible website functions. It is also pointed out that DoubleClick might also use other technologies under certain circumstances to form user profiles. Disabling cookies therefore offers no guarantee that user profiles will no longer be created.

For more information on how to object to ads displayed by Google, please see the following links: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads and https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

 

Facebook Pixel

Our website measures conversions using visitor action pixels from Facebook. This service is provided by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. According to Facebook, however, the data collected will also be transferred to the USA and other third countries.

These allow the behavior of site visitors to be tracked after they click a Facebook ad to reach the provider's website. This allows an analysis of the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes and their future optimization.

The collected data are anonymous for us as the operator of this website; we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the users. However, the data are stored and processed by Facebook, so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes in accordance with Facebook Data Use Policy. This will allow Facebook to display ads both on Facebook and on third-party sites. We as the operator of the site have no control over how these data are used.

The use of Facebook Pixels is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest in effective promotional activities, including social media. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g., consent to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.

In Facebook's privacy policy, you will find further information on protecting your privacy: https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

You can also deactivate the “Custom Audiences” remarketing feature in the Ads Settings section at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. To do so, you first need to log into Facebook.

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can deactivate usage-based advertising from Facebook on the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance:: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.

 

8. Newsletter

Newsletter Data

If you would like to receive the newsletter provided on this website, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data are collected or will only be collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

The data entered in the newsletter registration form will be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the GDPR). You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g., via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of data processing which has already occurred remains unaffected by this revocation.

The data stored with us for the purpose of receiving our newsletter will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider to distribute the newsletter until such time as you cancel your subscription, when said data will be deleted from the newsletter distribution list. Data stored by us for other purposes shall remain unaffected by this.

After your deletion from the newsletter distribution list, your email address may be stored in a blacklist with us or the newsletter service provider to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist is only used for this purpose and is not merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in compliance with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR). Storage in the blacklist is not limited in time. You may object to storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.

 

Rapidmail

This website uses Rapidmail to send newsletters. This service is provided by rapidmail GmbH, Augustinerplatz 2, 79098 Freiburg i. Br., Germany,

Rapidmail is a service which organizes and analyzes the distribution of newsletters. The data you provide in order to subscribe to our newsletter are stored on Rapidmail servers in Germany.

If you do not want your usage of the newsletter to be analyzed by Rapidmail, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a link to do this in every newsletter we send. Furthermore, you can also directly unsubscribe from the newsletter on the website.

Data Analysis by Rapidmail

For analysis purposes, emails sent with Rapidmail contain a tracking pixel which connects to Rapidmail servers when the email is opened. This makes it possible to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened.

It also helps us determine which links have been clicked with help from Rapidmail. All links in the email are tracking links, with which your clicks can be counted.

For more information on Rapidmail's analytics functions, refer to the following link: https://de.rapidmail.wiki/kategorien/statistiken/.

Legal basis

Data are processed based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the GDPR). You may revoke your consent at any time. The legality of data processing which has already occurred remains unaffected by this revocation.

Storage duration

The data stored with us for the purpose of receiving our newsletter will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider to distribute the newsletter until such time as you cancel your subscription, when said data will be deleted from the newsletter distribution list. Data stored by us for other purposes shall remain unaffected by this.

After your deletion from the newsletter distribution list, your email address may be stored in a blacklist with us or the newsletter service provider to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist is only used for this purpose and is not merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in compliance with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR). Storage in the blacklist is not limited in time. You may object to storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.

For more information, please refer to Rapidmail's data security instructions at: https://www.rapidmail.de/datensicherheit.

Conclusion of a contract for order processing

We have entered into a data processing agreement with Rapidmail, in which we require Rapidmail to protect the data of our customers and not to disclose said data to third parties. The agreement can be downloaded from the following link: https://de.rapidmail.wiki/files/adv/muster-auftragsdatenverarbeitung.pdf.

 

9. Plugins and Tools

YouTube with Extended Data Protection

This website integrates YouTube videos. The provider of the pages is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

We use YouTube in the extended data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode causes YouTube not to store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. The disclosure of data to YouTube partners is, however, not mandatorily excluded by the extended data protection mode. Therefore, YouTube will establish a connection to the Google DoubleClick network, regardless of whether you are viewing a video or not.

You will be linked to the YouTube servers as soon as you start a YouTube video on this website. The YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

In addition, YouTube can store different cookies on your device once you have started a video. YouTube can use these cookies to gather information on visitors to this website. Such information is used inter alia to capture video statistics, to improve user-friendliness, and to prevent attempted fraud. The cookies remain in your terminal until you delete them.

If applicable, starting a YouTube video may trigger further data processing operations. We have no control over this.

YouTube is used in the interests of making our online presence more attractive. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f of the GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g., consent to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.

You can find more information about YouTube's privacy policy in their privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/?hl=de.

 

Google reCAPTCHA

We use "Google reCAPTCHA" (hereafter referred to as "reCAPTCHA") on this website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

reCAPTCHA is used to check whether the data entered on our website (e.g., on a contact form) has been entered by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyses the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as visitors enter the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g., IP address, how long the visitor remains on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.

reCAPTCHA analyses take place entirely in the background. Visitors are not being advised of such an analysis taking place.

These data are collected and analyzed based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest in protecting his web offers from abusive automated spying and spam. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g., consent to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.

You can find more information about Google reCAPTCHA in the Google Privacy Policy and Google Terms of Service at the following links: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de and https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=de.

 

10. Own Services

Handling of Applicant Data

We provide you with the opportunity to apply to us (e.g., by email, postal mail or an online application form). In the following, we inform you about the scope, purpose and use of your personal data collected in the application process. We assure that the collection, processing and use of your data are carried out in accordance with applicable data protection law and all other legal provisions and that your data are kept strictly confidential.

Scope and purpose of data collection 

When you send us an application, we process your related personal data (e.g., contact and communication data, application documents, interview notes, etc.), to the extent that this is necessary for the decision on the establishment of an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is Section 26 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG-neu) under German law (employment initiation), Art. 6 (1) lit. b of the GDPR (general contract initiation) and – if you have given your consent – Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the GDPR. Consent can be revoked at any time. Your personal data are only passed on within our company to persons who are involved in the processing of your application.

If the application is successful, the data submitted by you will be stored in our data processing systems on the basis of Section 26 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG-neu) and Art. 6 (1) lit. b of the GDPR for the purpose of carrying out the employment relationship.

Data retention period

If we are unable to offer you a job, you refuse a job offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the right to store the information you provide based on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR) up to six months from the end of the application procedure (rejection or withdrawal of the application). The data are then deleted and the physical application documents destroyed. The storage serves in particular the purpose of proof in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required after the expiry of the six-month period (e.g., due to an imminent or pending legal dispute), a deletion will only take place if the purpose for further retention ceases to apply.

Prolonged retention may also take place if you have given your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the GDPR) or if statutory retention obligations preclude deletion.

Admission to the pool of applicants

If we do not offer you a job, you may be able to join our pool of applicants. In case of admission, all documents and information from the application will be transferred to the applicant pool in order to contact you in case of suitable vacancies.

The data entered in the applicant pool will be processed exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the GDPR). Consent is voluntary and unrelated to the ongoing application process. Affected applicants may revoke their consent at any time. In this case, the data will be irrevocably deleted from the pool of applicants unless there are legal grounds for retention.

The data from the pool of applicants shall be irrevocably deleted no later than two years after the consent has been granted.

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