1. Data protection - Overview
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
How do we collect your data?
Constitutionally your data is will be collected via your interaction. For example, this can be data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website.
This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page view).
The collection of this data takes place automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website is provided without errors. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have with respect to your data?
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time.
You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for further questions on data protection. You shall also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
Third-party analytics tools and tools
When you visit our website, your browsing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done with cookies and with so-called analysis programs.
The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually done anonymously; the surf behavior cannot be traced back to you.
You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools.
2. General notes and mandatory information
The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously.
We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data is data that can be used to personally identify you.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail) may have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Note on the responsible party
The data controller on this website is:
Steingauer Straße 24
Phone: +49 8027 9059-0
The controller is the natural or legal person who decides alone or jointly with others on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Statutory Data Protection Officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Herr Ingo Dietrich
Steingauer Straße 24
Phone: +49 8027 9059-0
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke your consent at any time.
An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient for this purpose. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases as well as to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)
If the data processing is based on Art. e or f 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.
If your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling in so far as it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will no longer be used for the purpose of direct marketing (opposition under Art. 21 sec. 2 GDPR).
Right to complain to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of breaches of the GDPR, the persons concerned shall have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, place of work or the place of the alleged infringement. The right to appeal is without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically processed on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests you send to us as a site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption.
You can recognize an encrypted connection by changing the address line of the browser from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock icon in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion and rectification
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you are entitled to be informed about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing free of charge.
And, if necessary, a right to rectification, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for further questions on the subject of personal data.
Right to restrict processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time at 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 by us, we usually need time to verify this.
- For the duration of the examination, you have the right to to object to the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data has been/happens unlawfully, you can request the restriction of data processing instead of deletion. If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
- If you have filed an objection under Article 21(1) GDPR, a balance must be made between your interests and our interests. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data may be processed, except for its storage, only with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.
3. Data collection on our website
The websites sometimes use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They will be deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only on a case-by-case basis, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. When disabling cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Cookies, which are necessary for the electronic communication process or for the provision of certain functions that you wish to use (e.g. shopping cart function), are calculated on the basis of article 6 section 1 GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your browsing behaviour) are stored, these are treated separately in this data protection declaration.
Server Log Files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us.
Browser type and browser version
Operating system used
Host name of the accessing machine
Time of server request
This data is not merged with other data sources.
The collection of this data is carried out on the basis of article 6 sect. 1 GDPR.
The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of its website – for this purpose, the server log files must be recorded.
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the request form, including the contact details you provide there, will be stored with us for the purpose of processing the request and in case of follow-up questions. We do not share this data without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore carried out exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 sec. 1a onwards GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient for this purpose. The legality of the data processing operations carried out up to the date of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage is omitted (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions, in particular retention periods, remain unaffected.
Request by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including any personal data (name, request) resulting from it, will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request.
We do not share this data without your consent.
The processing of this data is carried out on the basis of Art. b GDPR, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.
In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 sec. 1a onwards GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 sec. 1f onwards GDPR), as we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us.
The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage is omitted (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions, in particular statutory retention periods, remain unaffected.
4. Analysis tools and advertising
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analysis tool are carried out on the basis of Art. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviours in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. This will shorten your IP address from Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transferred to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
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 the full extent.
You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: disable Google Analytics.
We have concluded a contract with Google for order processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Demographics of Google Analytics
This website uses the "demographic characteristics" function of Google Analytics. This allows to generate reports that contain statements about age, gender, and interests of page visitors.This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google as well as from third-party visitor data. This data cannot be associated with 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 shown in the item "Opposition to data collection".
Bei Google gespeicherte Daten auf Nutzer- und Ereignisebene, die mit Cookies, Nutzerkennungen (z. B. User ID) oder Werbe-IDs (z. B. DoubleClick-Cookies, Android-Werbe-ID) verknüpft sind, werden nach 14 Monaten anonymisiert bzw. gelöscht. Details hierzu ersehen Sie unter folgendem Link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=de
5. Plugins und Tools
Google Maps (mit Einwilligung)
This page uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
In order to ensure data protection on our website, Google Maps is deactivated the first time you enter our website. A direct connection to Google's servers is only established if you activate Google Maps independently (consent according to Art. 6 sec. 1a onwards GDPR). This prevents your data from being transferred to Google the first time you enter the site.
After activation, Google Maps will store your IP address. This is then usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this page has no influence on this data transfer after activating Google Maps.
Social Media Plugins
Social plugins from the providers listed below are used on our website. You can recognize the plugins by the fact that they are marked with the corresponding logo.
Information, which may also include personal data, may be sent to the service provider via these plugins and may be used by the service provider. We prevent the unconscious and unintentional collection and transmission of data to the service provider through a 2-click solution. To activate a desired social plugin, it must first be activated by clicking on the corresponding button. Only this activation of the plugin also triggers the collection of information and its transmission to the service provider. We ourselves do not collect any personal data by means of the social plugins or about their use.
We have integrated the social media buttons of the following companies on our website:
- LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=homepage-basic_footer-privacy-policy
- Instagram https://www.instagram.com/legal/privacy/
6. Own services
We offer you the opportunity to apply to us (e.g. by e-mail, postal or online application form). In the following, we inform you about the scope, purpose and use of your personal data collected during the application process. We assure that the collection, processing and use of your data is carried out in accordance with applicable data protection law and all other legal provisions and that your data will be treated strictly confidentially.
Scope and purpose of data collection
When you send us an application, we process your personal data (e.g. contact and communication data, application documents, notes in the course of interviews, etc.) insofar as this is necessary for the decision on the establishment of an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is Section 26 of the German Federal Law (initiation of an employment relationship), Art. b GDPR (general initiation of contracts) and, if you have given your consent, Art. a GDPR. The consent can be revoked at any time. Your personal data will only be passed on within our company to persons involved in the processing of your application.
If the application is successful, the data submitted by you will be processed on the basis of Section 26 of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and paragraph. b GDPR stored in our data processing systems for the purpose of carrying out the employment relationship.
Retention period of the data
If we are unable to offer you a job offer, reject a job offer, withdraw your application, revoke your consent to the data processing or ask us to delete the data, the data you provide, including any remaining physical application documents, will be stored or retained for a maximum of 6 months after the completion of the application process (retention period) in order to be able to understand the details of the application process in the event of inconsistencies (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).
YOU CAN OBJECT TO THIS STORAGE, SHOULD YOU HAVE LEGAL INTERESTS THAT SUPERSEDE OUR INTERESTS.
After the retention period has expired, the data will be deleted, provided that there is no legal obligation to retain it or any other legal reason for further storage. If it is apparent that the retention of your data will be necessary after the retention period has expired (e.g. due to an impending or pending litigation), deletion will only take place when the data has become devoid of purpose. Other statutory retention obligations remain unaffected.