Data protection declaration
We appreciate your interest in our website.
The protection of your personal data during the collection, processing and use during your visit to our website is very important to us. Your data is protected in accordance with the legal regulations.
Please take a moment and read the information below. It provides information about how we handle personal data, for what purpose this data is used, to whom we forward this data and how we protect your personal data. Your personal rights are our top priority and we make every effort to protect and guarantee these rights.
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Collecting and processing of data
Every access to our website and every retrieval of a file stored on our website is logged. The storage serves inter- nal system-related and statistical purposes.
To be logged:
- name of the retrieved file,
- date and time of retrieval,
- transferred amount of data,
- message about successful retrieval,
- used operating system,
- browser and browser type,
- website from which is was forwarded,
- Internet service provider,
- visited websites and
- requesting domain.
Additionally, the IP addresses of the requesting computers are logged. The responsible, however, does not draw conculsions on a person.
These data is only required to properly display the contents on our website, to optimise the content permanently for you and to support criminal prosecution in the case of hacker attacks.
Insofar as personal data (such as name, address, e-mail address, etc.) is collected on this website, this is done in voluntary agreement with you and in your knowledge.
The personal data is collected and processed by us within the framework of the provisions of the Telemedia Act (TMG), the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).
A revocation is possible at any time.
Use and transfer of personal data
So far as you provided personal data to us, we use this in accordance with the European and German data protection regulations and only for answering your requests, for statements, for settlement and termination of contracts concluded with you, for the technical administration and perhaps for the advertising of our products and services if we have your consent or if this is permitted by law.
Your personal data is only transferred to third parties or transferred in any other way if this is required for the contractual performance especially the transfer of order data when integrating service providers and/or suppliers etc. -, required for billing purposes or if you have consented in advance. You have the right to withdraw a given consent for the future at any time.
Insofar as you order our electronic newsletter, your personal data is only processed for the purpose of the regular sending of our newsletter on the basis of Article 6 (1) subsection 1 lit. a) and b) GDPR. After registration, we send you a confirmation e-mail which allows us to verify your identity and reconfirm your consent.
Your data is transferred to us by e-mail from our provider. Unfortunately, we cannot provide our newsletter and process your request or contact you if you do not provide the necessary information. An automatic decision making does not take place.
A transfer of your provided personal data to third countries or an international organisation does not take place and is also not in planning. A transfer of you personal data to external third parties does not take place. Your personal data that you provide to us within the framework of the newsletter order is stored until your revocation of consent for receiving the newsletter and will be removed from the mailing list after your deregistration.
This website is using Mailchimp as its email newsletter service. Mailchimp is owned by Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
MailChimp is a tool, which allows us to provide you with emails and analyze their preformance. If you’re subscribing to our newsletter, your data (eg. email address) is processed and stored on servers in the USA.
MailChimp is certified by the “EU-US-Privacy-Shield”. The “Privacy-Shield” is a contract between the European Union (EU) and the USA. Its purpose is to secure data privacy in the US.
With the help of Mailchimp we’re able to analyse newsletter campaignes. When you open an email from us a server connection between you an Mailchimp (USA) is established via a so called web-beacon inside of the email. This allows us to track opening rates and link clicks. Moreover technical data is processed: time of opening, IP-address, browser data and system software.
This data can’t be related to the newsletter subscriber. It only serves our statistical analysis. We’re using this data to improve our newsletter contents.
If you don’t want us to process your data you have to cancel your newsletter subscription. Every of our emails contains an unsubscribe link.
Your data is only processed if you agree (Art. 6 DSGVO). You can unsubscribe at every time. The legality of the already completed data processing operations remains unaffected by the revocation.
Your data is deleted when you cancel your newsletter subscription.
For more information see terms of Mailchimp: https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/.
Data processing agreement with Mailchimp
We signed a so called „data-processing-agreement“ with Mailchimp. By that, Mailchimp is obligated to secure your data and not provide it to third parties. You can find the agreement here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement/sample-agreement/.
Rights of affected persons
According to Article 15 GDPR, you have the right to request information about the processing of your personal data. Furthermore, you are free to claim your rights on the correction, deletion or, if deletion is not possible, on the restriction of the processing and on data portability according to Article 16-18, 20 GDPR. If you want to claim this right, please refer to our data protection officer.
Furthermore, you have the right to make complaints at the responsible supervisory authority at any time. Should you think that the processing of your personal data does not take place within the observance of the data protection laws, we kindly ask you to contact our data protection officer.
Furthermore, according to Article 13 (2) lit. b) GDPR, you have the right to contradict the processing of your personal data at any time.
Protection of the stored data
We use technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data from manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are continously improved and adapted according to the state-of-the-art. It cannot be excluded that data that you transfer unecrypted cannot be accessed by third parties during transmission. We point out that regarding the data transmission via the Internet (e. g. at the communication by e-mail) no final secure transmission can be guaranteed. Sensitive data should therefore either not be transferred at all or only via a secure connection (SSL) via the Internet.
Protection of minors
The consent to the processing of personal data can only be given by a person of legal age. For information society services, the consent of a child from the age of sixteen is permitted under Art. 8 GDPR.
Storage of anonymised data/cookies
On this website, usage data are collected and stored in anonymous form. For this purpose, so-called “cookies” can be used. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of the website. However, these collect and save the data exclusively in pseudonymous form. They are not used to identify you personally and are not merged with data about the bearer of the pseudonym. We use this information to determine the attractiveness of our website and to continually improve its content.
The use of the website is also possible without cookies. If you do not give your consent, no cookies will be set.
Data Protection Officer
If you have any questions about data protection, please contact our data protection officer S-CON DATENSCHUTZ, Kriegerstrasse 44, 30161 Hannover (firstname.lastname@example.org).
On our website we use a reference (link) to the social network Facebook which is exclusively operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook). The reference is indicated via the Facebook logo (no Facebook plug-in).
We have functions on our website from the XING service. When visiting the website, your web browser is connected for a short time with the servers of the XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany (XING),
The plug-ins inserted on our website of the social network Instagram (Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA) can be recognised at the Instagram button.
The service is used for the purpose of web analytics:
- overview of how our site is being used,
- where visitors are coming from (marketing channels)
- what content to create,
- how to improve user experience,
- similar decisions focused on improving the experience of our beloved users.
All data sent to Google Analytics is anonymous. We even anonymize IP addresses. Your identity is safe.
Data is stored for 14 months.
You can opt-out Google Analytics via browser plugin:Â https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
You can opt out on our website here directly: Google Analytics opt-out.
We also might integrate Google Analytics with Google Adwords to measure the performance of our paid ads via Google Ads (so called SEA).
Cookie Use for Retargeting
We may use Google Analytics and the DoubleClick advertising network as well as other advertising networks to display ads across the Internet, based on your visit to our website.
Third-party vendors, including Google, may show our ads on sites across the Internet. Our site and third-party vendors, use first-party cookies and third-party cookies together to inform, optimize and serve ads based on past visits and pages visited on this website.
Our site as well as third-party vendors may use third-party audience data to further optimize advertisements displayed.
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