1. Name and address of the person responsible and data protection officer
The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:
I. General information on data processing
- Scope of the processing of personal data
We only collect and use personal data of our users insofar as this is necessary for our website and for the presentation of our content and services. We generally only collect and use personal data of our users with the consent of the user, unless prior consent cannot be obtained and the processing of the data is covered by legal regulations.
2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) (a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis. When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are required to carry out pre-contractual measures. Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR serves as the legal basis. In the case, that the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) (d) GDPR serves as the legal basis. If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing.
3. Data deletion and storage duration
The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. Storage can also take place if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the person responsible is subject. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract.
- Provision of the website and creation of log files
- Anonymous data collection for everyone
When our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer. The following data is collected:
- Information about the browser type and the version used
- The user’s operating system
- The user’s internet service provider
- The user’s IP address
- Date and time of access
- Websites that are accessed by the user’s system via our website
The data is also stored in the log files of our system. A storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.
II. Legal basis for processing
The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data is Article 6, Paragraph 1, Letter f of the GDPR.
III. Purpose of data processing
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user’s computer. To do this, the user’s IP address must be stored for the duration of the session. The storage in log files takes place in order to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, we use the data to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context. Our legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Art. 6 lit. f GDPR lies in these purposes.
IV. Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended. If the data is stored in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Any further storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated so that it is no longer possible to assign the accessing client.
V. Opposition and removal option
The collection of the data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. There is consequently no possibility of objection on the part of the user.
a.) Description and scope of data processing
In this way, the following data can be transmitted:
- Entered search terms
- Frequency of page views
- Use of website functions
The user data collected in this way is pseudonymised by technical precautions. It is therefore no longer possible to assign the data to the calling user. The data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.
b.) Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
c.) Purpose of data processing
The analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. The analysis cookies tell us how the website is used and so we can continuously optimize our offer.
Our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR lies in these purposes.
d.) Duration of storage, possibility of objection and removal
- Description and scope of data processing
The newsletter is sent based on the user’s registration on the website:
You can subscribe to a free newsletter on our website. When registering for the newsletter, the data from the input mask is transmitted to us. The following data is processed here:
- E-mail address
- First name and surname (optional)
- In addition, the following data is collected during registration:
- IP address of the calling computer
- Date and time of registration
For the processing of the data, your consent is obtained during the registration process and reference is made to this data protection declaration. The newsletter is sent due to the sale of goods or services:
If you purchase goods or services on our website and enter your e-mail address, this can then be used by us to send a newsletter. In such a case, only direct advertising for our own similar goods or services will be sent via the newsletter.
In connection with the data processing for the dispatch of newsletters, the data is not passed on to third parties. The data will only be used to send the newsletter.
VI. Description and scope of data processing
The newsletter is sent based on the user’s registration on the website:
The legal basis for processing the data after the user has registered for the newsletter is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR if the user has given their consent. The newsletter is sent due to the sale of goods or services:
The legal basis for sending the newsletter as a result of the sale of goods or services is Section 7 (3) UWG.
VII. Purpose of data processing
The collection of the user’s email address is used to deliver the newsletter. The newsletter is sent based on the user’s registration on the website:
The collection of other personal data during the registration process serves to prevent misuse of the services or the email address used.
- Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. The user’s email address is therefore stored for as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active. The newsletter is sent based on the user’s registration on the website:
The other personal data collected during the registration process are usually deleted after a period of seven days.
- Opposition and removal options
The user concerned can cancel the subscription to the newsletter at any time. There is a corresponding link in every newsletter for this purpose. The newsletter is sent based on the user’s registration on the website:
This also enables you to withdraw your consent to the storage of the personal data collected during the registration process.
- Description and scope of data processing
On our website, we offer users the opportunity to register by providing personal data. The data is entered in an input mask and transmitted to us and stored. A transfer of data to third parties does not take place. The following data is collected during the registration process:
- Username, password, title, first name, last name, company, address, city, country, zip code, telephone, e-mail
- At the time of registration, the following data is also stored:
- IP address of the user, date and time of registration, past inquiries
As part of the registration process, the user’s consent to the processing of this data is obtained
2. Legal basis for data processing
If the user has given his / her consent, the legal basis for processing the data is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.
If the registration serves to fulfill a contract to which the user is a party or to carry out pre-contractual measures, the additional legal basis for the processing of the data is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR.
3. Purpose of data processing
Registration of the user is required to fulfill a contract with the user or to carry out pre-contractual measures. The online shop cannot be used without registration.
4. Duration of storage
This is the case during the registration process to fulfill a contract or to carry out pre-contractual measures when the data is no longer required for the execution of the contract. Even after the contract has been concluded, it may be necessary to save personal data of the contractual partner in order to meet contractual or legal obligations.
5. Opposition and removal options
As a user, you can cancel your registration at any time. You can have the data stored about you changed at any time.
If the data is required to fulfill a contract or to carry out pre-contractual measures, premature deletion of the data is only possible if there are no contractual or legal obligations to prevent deletion.
-The unauthorized use of this data protection declaration can have criminal consequences. For consent to use, contact us via our website .
IX. Contact form and email contact
Description and scope of data management
There is a contact form on our website that can be used to contact us electronically. If a user makes use of this option, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and saved. These data are:
- Subject of the message
- E-mail address
- Text of the message
For the processing of the data, your consent is obtained as part of the sending process and reference is made to this data protection declaration. Alternatively, you can contact us using the email address provided. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted with the email will be saved. In this context, the data is not passed on to third parties. The data will only be used to process the conversation.
- Legal basis for the data processing The
legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO with the consent of the user. The legal basis for the processing of the data that is transmitted in the course of sending an email is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. If the aim of the email contact is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR.
- Purpose of the data processing
The processing of the personal data from the input mask serves us only to process the contact. If you contact us by e-mail, there is also the necessary legitimate interest in processing the data. The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.
- Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those that were sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified.
The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.
Opposition and removal
option The user has the option of revoking his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by email, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued. In this case, all personal data stored in the course of contacting us will be deleted.
We have taken technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against loss, alteration, theft or access by unauthorized third parties.
X. Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are saved on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed. 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.
a.) IP anonymization
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the USA. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. 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 other services relating to website activity and internet usage
Provide website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
b.) Browser plugin
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. 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 the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
c.) Objection to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in Google’s data protection declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de
d.) Order data processing
We have concluded an order data processing contract with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
e.) Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be created that contain information on the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google as well as from visitor data from third-party providers. These data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the point “Objection to data collection”.
XI. Facebook plugins
Plugins from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our website. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our website. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
When you visit our website, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. As a result, Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to assign your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or their use by Facebook. You can find more information on this in Facebook’s data protection declaration at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you visit one of our pages that contains LinkedIn functions, a connection to the LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the “Recommend” button on LinkedIn and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to add your
Associate your visit to our website with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or its use by LinkedIn.
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, operated by Google. The operator of the website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the YouTube servers will be established. The YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Further information on the handling of user data can be found in YouTube’s data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
- Twitter plug-in Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our site. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Retweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or of its use by Twitter. You can find more information on this in Twitter’s data protection declaration at: https://twitter.com/privacy .
You can change your data protection settings on Twitter in the account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings .
XIV. Instagram plugin
We integrate functions of the Instagram online service on our website. The provider of these functions is Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The Instagram button enables you to link to your Instagram account when you visit our website, provided you are logged in to Instagram. In this way, Instagram receives the information about your visit to our website and can assign this visit to your Instagram profile. We have no knowledge of the content of the information transmitted or of its use by Instagram. You can find further information on data collection and data use by Instagram in the Instagram data protection declaration at http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/ .
XV. XING plugin
Plugins of the social network XING, which is operated by XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, are integrated on our site. The XING button can be recognized by the letter X on a light background. If you click this button while you are logged into your XING account, you can recommend the content of our website on XING. This enables XING to assign your visit to our website to your user account. We have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by XING. To prevent XING from collecting the above-mentioned data, log out of XING.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by XING as well as your related rights and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in the data protection information from XING https://www.xing.com/privacy .
XVI. XING and kununu
The current data protection information on the “XING Share Button” and additional information can be found on the website at
https://dev.xing.com/plugins/share_button/privacy_policy and at https://www.kununu.com/de/info / data protection for the additional data protection declaration from kununu.
XVII. Rights of the persons affected
- Right to information
You can request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether we are processing personal data relating to you.
If such processing is available, you can request the following information from the person responsible:
- the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
- the categories of personal data that are processed;
- the recipients or the categories of recipients to whom the personal data relating to you have been disclosed or are still being disclosed;
- the planned duration of the storage of your personal data or, if specific information is not available, criteria for determining the duration of storage;
- the existence of a right to correct or delete your personal data, a right to restrict processing by the person responsible or a right to object to this processing;
- the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
- all available information about the origin of the data if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;
- the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 Para. 1 and 4 GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.
You have the right to request information as to whether the personal data relating to you are being transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you can request to be informed about the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transmission.
2. Right to rectification
You have a right to correction and / or completion vis-à-vis the person responsible if the processed personal data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The person responsible must make the correction immediately.
- Right to restriction of processing
You can request restriction of processing of your personal data under the following conditions:
- if you dispute the correctness of the personal data concerning you for a period of time that enables the person responsible to check the correctness of the personal data;
- the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request that the use of the personal data be restricted;
- the person responsible no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or
- if you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh your reasons.
If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, this data – apart from its storage – may only be permitted with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest processed by the Union or a Member State.
If the processing restriction has been restricted according to the above conditions, you will be informed by the person responsible before the restriction is lifted.
Right to erasure
a) Obligation to erase
You can request the person responsible to delete the personal data relating to you immediately, and the person responsible is obliged to delete this data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:
- The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
- You revoke your consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
- You object to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or you object to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 2 GDPR.
- The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.
- The deletion of your personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the member states to which the person responsible is subject.
- The personal data relating to you was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 Para. 1 GDPR.
b) Information to third parties
If the person responsible has made the personal data relating to you public and is obliged to delete it in accordance with Art. 17 Paragraph 1 GDPR, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, to take into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to make the data processing responsible who process the personal data, that you, as the data subject, have requested them to delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data.
The right to deletion does not exist if processing is necessary
- to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
- to fulfill a legal obligation that requires processing under the law of the Union or of the member states to which the person responsible is subject, or to perform a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority that has been transferred to the person responsible;
- for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Art. 9 Paragraph 2 lit. h and i and Art. 9 Paragraph 3 GDPR;
- for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 Para. 1 GDPR, insofar as the right mentioned under section a) is likely to make the realization of the objectives of this processing impossible or seriously impaired, or
- to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
Right to information
If you have asserted the right to correction, deletion or restriction of processing against the person responsible, the person responsible is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing unless this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
You have the right vis-à-vis the person responsible to be informed about these recipients.
Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to the person responsible, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another person responsible without hindrance from the person responsible to whom the personal data was provided, provided that
- the processing is based on consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR or on a contract in accordance with Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR and
- the processing is carried out using automated procedures.
In exercising this right, you also have the right to have the personal data relating to you transmitted directly from one person in charge to another person in charge, insofar as this is technically feasible. This must not impair the freedoms and rights of other people.
The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data that is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or takes place in the exercise of official authority that has been transferred to the person responsible.
Right of objection You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data based on Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. e or f GDPR for reasons that arise from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The person responsible will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless he can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If the personal data relating to you are processed in order to operate direct mail, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data relating to you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising.
If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data relating to you will no longer be processed for these purposes.
In connection with the use of information society services – regardless of Directive 2002/58 / EC – you have the option of exercising your right of objection by means of automated procedures that use technical specifications.
- Right to withdraw
your declaration of consent under data protection law You have the right to withdraw your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. To do this, clear your cache and visit our site again. Withdrawing your consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent up to the point of withdrawal.
- Automated decision in individual
cases including profiling You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – that has legal effects on you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply when making the decision
(1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the person responsible,
(2) is permissible on the basis of legal provisions of the Union or of the member states to which the person responsible is subject and these legal provisions contain appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests or
(3) takes place with your express consent.
However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data according to Art. 9 Paragraph 1 GDPR, unless Art. 9 Paragraph 2 lit. a or g GDPR applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests .
With regard to the cases mentioned in (1) and (3), the person responsible shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain intervention by a person on the part of the person responsible, to express their own point of view and heard on contesting the decision.
Right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you are of the opinion that the processing is taking place the personal data concerning you violates the GDPR.
The supervisory authority to which the complaint was submitted informs the complainant about the status and the results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy in accordance with Art. 78 GDPR.