1. Obligations to inform pursuant to GDPR
1.1 Company name pursuant to section 17 (1) German Commercial Code including contact details of the data controller
BGS Beta-Gamma-Service GmbH & Co. KG
Registered office Wiehl – Cologne Registration Court, commercial register number HRA 16938
VAT tax identification number: DE 122 533 721
PhG BGS Beteiligungs GmbH
Registered office Wiehl – Cologne Registration Court, commercial register number HRB 38648
Managing Director: Dr. Andreas Ostrowicki
1.2 Contact details of the data protection officer pursuant to Art 13 (1) lit. b) GDPR
Helbig Datenschutz GmbH
91207 Lauf an der Pegnitz, Germany
+49 9123 70275-15
email@example.com *protected email*
1.3 Purposes and legal bases of data processing pursuant to Art 13 (1) lit. c) GDPR
Personal data are processed for the purpose of fulfilling contracts or for taking measures preliminary to a contract. This includes customer master data with contact persons as well as contact history, offers, orders, invoices, project data, and other legal obligations of the data controller. The respective legal bases ensue from Art. 6 GDPR. Additional essential legal bases derive from the German Commercial Code, tax legislation, the German Limited Liability Company Law and other legal requirements relevant for Beta-Gamma-Service GmbH & Co. KG. This also includes contractual regulations. The processing of newsletters is based on the consent of the data subject.
1.4 Processing safeguards the legitimate interests pursued by the data controller or any third party pursuant to Art. 13 (1) lit. d) GDPR.
In order to safeguard our legitimate interests or those of third parties, and to the extent necessary, we will process your data beyond the actual fulfilment of the contract. This includes:
1.5 Categories of recipients of personal data (data transmission) pursuant to Art. 13 (1) lit. e) GDPR
Within Germany, the European Union as well as the European Economic Area: Tax authorities, auditors, court bailiffs and other creditors as well as other government bodies responsible for supervising the compliance with legal obligations and for the issuance of requested certifications, logistics companies, customers as well as suppliers, other competent agencies and business partners.
1.6 Third countries including adequacy decision pursuant to Art. 13 (1) lit. f) GDPR
Within the scope of international business relationships, transmission is carried out pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. b) with regard to the fulfilment of contracts and taking measures preliminary to a contract. In this respect, an adequacy decision is not required.
1.7 Data storage period pursuant to Art. 13 (2) lit. a)
The individual purposes ensue from legal requirements and relevant industry-specific provisions. Personal data will be deleted upon achievement of the intended purpose.
1.8 Rights of data subjects pursuant to Art. 13 (2) lit. b)
By using the above-mentioned contact details, you may make use of your rights at all times. If your personal data are processed, you are deemed a data subject within the meaning of GDPR and entitled to the following rights vis-à-vis the data controller.
Notes on the rights of data subjects:
The data subject has the right to request confirmation from the data controller as to whether or not his or her personal data are being processed by it; and if so, the data subject has the right to receive information on such personal data and any information as set forth in detail pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR. The data subject has the right to request the data controller to rectify inaccurate personal data relating to his or her person without undue delay and, as the case may be, to complete incomplete data (Art. 16 GDPR). The data subject has the right to request the data controller to delete personal data relating to his or her person without undue delay, if any of the individual grounds set forth in Art. 17 GDPR apply, e.g. if data regarding the purposes pursued are no longer necessary (right to erasure). The data subject has the right to request the data controller to restrict the processing of personal data, if any of the requirements set forth in Art. 18 GDPR apply, e.g. if the data subject has objected to the processing of data for the period during which verification of data is carried out by the data controller. The data subject has the right to object at all times to the processing of personal data relating to him or her on grounds resulting from his or her particular situation. The data controller will then no longer process such personal data, unless the data controller is able to furnish proof of compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or if the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims (Art. 21 GDPR).
1.9 Rights of the data subject pursuant to Art. 13 (2) lit. c) GDPR
To the extent that you have given us your consent to process personal data for specific purposes (e.g. processing of images of data subjects), the lawfulness of such processing is deemed to exist based on your consent. Any given consent may be revoked at any time. This shall also apply to the revocation of declarations of consent given to us prior to the validity of the GDPR, i.e. before May 25, 2018. Please note that the revocation is only effective for the future. Any data processing carried out prior to the revocation is not affected thereby.
1.10 Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 13 (2) lit. d) GDPR
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, every data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, if the data subject believes that the personal data relating to him or her infringe the GDPR (Art. 77 GDPR). The data subject may assert this right with a supervisory authority in the Member State of his or her habitual residence, place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
Competent supervisory authority in North Rhine-Westphalia:
Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen (Federal State Official for the Protection of Data and Freedom of Information, North Rhine-Westphalia)
Kavalleriestr. 2-4 • 40213 • Düsseldorf, Germany
Phone: 0211/38424-0 • FAX: 0211/38424-10 • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org *protected email*
2. An overview of data protection
2.1 General information
The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit this website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.
2.2 Data recording on this website
Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e. the “controller”)?
The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available under section “Information Required by Law” on this website.
How do we record your data?
We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information you enter into our contact form. Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access this website.
What are the purposes we use your data for?
A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user patterns.
What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified or eradicated. If you have consented to data processing, you have the option to revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future data processing. Moreover, you have the right to demand that the processing of your data be restricted under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the address disclosed in section “Information Required by Law” on this website if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues.
2.3 Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties
There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analysed when your visit this website. Such analyses are performed primarily with cookies and with what we refer to as analysis programmes.
For detailed information about these analysis programmes please consult our Data Protection Declaration below.
3. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
3.1 External Hosting
This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). Personal data collected on this website are stored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, metadata and communications, contract information, contact information, names, web page access, and other data generated through a web site.
The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of secure, fast and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).
Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to such data.
Execution of a contract data processing agreement
In order to guarantee processing in compliance with data protection regulations, we have concluded an order processing contract with our host.
4. General information and mandatory information
4.1. Data protection
The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.
Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.
We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.
Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)
The data processing controller on this website is:
BGS Beta-Gamma-Service GmbH & Co. KG
Telefon: +49 (0) 2261 7899-0
Fax: +49 (0) 2261 7899-45
The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Designation of a data protection officer as mandated by law
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Helbig Datenschutz GmbH
91207 Lauf an der Pegnitz
Telefon: 09123 / 702750
4.2 Revocation of your consent to the processing of data
A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
In the event that data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect.1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your personal data based on grounds arising from your unique situation. This also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. To determine the legal basis, on which any processing of data is based, please consult this data protection declaration. If you log an objection, we will no longer process your affected personal data, unless we are in a position to present compelling protection worthy grounds for the processing of your data, that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the purpose of the processing is the claiming, exercising or defence of legal entitlements (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).
If your personal data is being processed in order to engage in direct advertising, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of such advertising. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).
4.3 Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.
4.4 Right to data portability
You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.
4.5 SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption programme. You can recognize an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line. If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
4.6 Information about, rectification and eradication of data
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.”
4.7 Right to demand processing restrictions
You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.” The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.
4.8 Rejection of unsolicited e-mails
We herewith object to the use of contact information published in conjunction with the mandatory information to be provided in section “Information Required by Law” to send us promotional and information material that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this website and its pages reserve the express right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional information, for instance via SPAM messages.
5. Recording of data on this website
Our websites and pages use what the industry refers to as “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that do not cause any damage to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or they are permanently archived on your device (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted once you terminate your visit. Permanent cookies remain archived on your device until you actively delete them or they are automatically eradicated by your web browser.
In some cases it is possible that third party cookies are stored on your device once you enter our site (third party cookies). These cookies enable you or us to take advantage of certain services offered by the third party (e.g. cookies for the processing of payment services).
Cookies have a variety of functions. Many cookies are technically essential since certain website functions would not work in the absence of the cookies (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). The purpose of other cookies may be the analysis of user patterns or the display of promotional messages.
Cookies, which are required for the performance of electronic communication transactions (required cookies) or for the provision of certain functions you want to use (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping cart function) or those that are necessary for the optimization of the website (e.g. cookies that provide measurable insights into the web audience), shall be stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, unless a different legal basis is cited. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimized provision of the operator’s services. If your consent to the storage of the cookies has been requested, the respective cookies are stored exclusively on the basis of the consent obtained (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR); this consent may be revoked at any time.
You have the option to set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified any time cookies are placed and to permit the acceptance of cookies only in specific cases. You may also exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general or activate the delete function for the automatic eradication of cookies when the browser closes. If cookies are deactivated, the functions of this website may be limited.
In the event that third party cookies are used or if cookies are used for analytical purposes, we will separately notify you in conjunction with this Data Protection Policy and, if applicable, ask for your consent.
5.2 Server log files
The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:
This data is not merged with other data sources.
This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.
5.3 Contact form
If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.
The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your agreement (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this has been requested.
The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.
5.4 Request by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these data on without your consent.
These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR if your inquiry is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is required for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the data are processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in the effective handling of inquiries submitted to us (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR) if it has been obtained.
The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.
6. Social bookmarks
We have integrated social bookmarks into our website (for example, from Facebook, Twitter and Xing). Social bookmarks are internet bookmarks enabling the users of such services to collect links and news reports. Such bookmarks are integrated into our website as links to the respective services only. After clicking on the integrated graphic, you will be redirected to the website of the respective provider, i. e. only then is user information transmitted to the relevant provider. For information on the handling of your personal data regarding the use of such websites, please refer to the respective data protection provisions of these providers.
7. Social media plug-ins with Shariff
We do use plug-ins of social media networks on this website and its pages (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, XING, LinkedIn, Tumblr).
As a rule, you will be able to recognize these plug-ins because of the respective social media logos that appear. To warrant the protection of data on this website, we use these plug-ins only in combination with the so-called “Shariff” solution. This application prevents the plug-ins that have been integrated into this website from transferring data to the respective provider as soon as you enter our website.
A direct connection to the provider’s server shall not be established until you have activated the respective plug-in by clicking on the affiliated button (which indicates your consent). As soon as you activate the plug-in, the respective provider receives the information that you have visited this website with your IP address. If you are simultaneously logged into your respective social media account (e.g. Facebook), the respective provider will be able to allocate your visit to this website to your user account.
The activation of the plug-in constitutes a declaration of consent as defined in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR. You have the option to revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future transactions.
8. Social media
8.1 Data processing through social networks
We maintain publicly accessible profiles in social networks. You will find the specific social networks we use further down.
Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. are usually able to analyse your user behaviour comprehensively when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g. like buttons or advertising banners). When visiting our social media presences, numerous data protection-relevant processing operations are triggered. In detail:
If you are logged into your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can associate this visit with your user account. Under certain circumstances, your personal data may also be collected even if you are not logged in or have no account with the relevant social media portal. This collection of data takes place here, for example, via cookies, which are stored on your terminal device or through the recording of your IP address.
With the help of the data thus collected, the operators of the social media portals are able to create user profiles in which your preferences and interests are stored. In this way, interest-based advertising can be displayed to you within and outside of the relevant social media presence. Insofar as you have an account with the relevant social network, the interest-based advertising can be displayed on all devices on which you are or were logged in.
Our social media presences are to ensure a presence in the Internet to the greatest extent possible. This involves a legitimate interest within the context of Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. The analysis processes initiated by the social networks are based on (if any) deviating legal bases, which are to be indicated by the operators of the social networks (e.g. within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR.
Data controller and assertion of rights
If you visit one of our social media presences, we are responsible together with the operator of the social media platform for the data processing operations triggered by this visit. On principle, you may assert your rights (access to data, rectification, erasure of data, restriction of processing, data portability, and objection) both against us as well as the operator of the relevant social media portal.
Please note that despite our joint responsibility with the operators of the social media portals, we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our possibilities are largely determined by the corporate policy of the relevant provider.
The data directly collected by us via the social media presence will be erased from our systems as soon as the purpose for their storage ceases to apply, you request us to erase them, you revoke your consent for their storage, or the purpose for the data storage is no longer required. Cookies already stored shall remain on your terminal device until you delete them. Any mandatory legal provisions – particularly retention periods – shall remain unaffected.
We have no influence on the storage duration of your data stored by operators of social networks for their own purposes. Please find more details on this directly at the operators of the social networks (e.g. in their data privacy notice, see below).
8.2. Social networks in detail
This website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.
For each retrieval of a page of this website which contains functions of LinkedIn, a connection will be established to the servers of LinkedIn. LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited this website with your IP address. When you click on the “recommend button” of LinkedIn, and are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to associate your visit to this website with you and your user account. Please note that we as the provider of the pages have no knowledge of the content of the transferred data or their use by LinkedIn.
The use of the LinkedIn plugins is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in visibility in the social media to the greatest extent possible. Insofar as a corresponding consent was requested, the processing takes place exclusively based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR; the consent may be revoked at any time.
The transfer of data to the USA is based on standard agreement clauses of the EU Commission. Please see details here: https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/62538/datenubertragung-aus-der-eu-dem-ewr-und-der-schweiz?lang=de
You will find more information on the data privacy notice of LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
If you wish to deactivate the LinkedIn advertising cookies, please use the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.
The transfer of data to the USA is based on standard agreement clauses of the EU Commission. Please see the details here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/dpaand https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/eu-sccs.
Please see the details of their handling of your personal data in the data privacy notice of LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
9. Analysis tools and advertising
9.1 Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files, which are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website by users. The information generated by cookies on your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the utilization of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize both, the services offered online and the operator’s advertising activities. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
On this website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. As a result, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that have ratified the Convention on the European Economic Area prior to its transmission to the United States. The full IP address will be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the United States and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall use this information to analyse your use of this website to generate reports on website activities and to render other services to the operator of this website that are related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted in conjunction with Google Analytics from your browser shall not be merged with other data in Google’s possession.
You do have the option to prevent the archiving of cookies by making pertinent changes to the settings of your browser software. However, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their fullest extent. Moreover, you have the option prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and affiliated with your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Objection to the recording of data
You have the option to prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will result in the placement of an opt out cookie, which prevents the recording of your data during future visits to this website: Google Analytics deactivation.
For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
Contract data processing
We have executed a contract data processing agreement with Google and are implementing the stringent provisions of the German data protection agencies to the fullest when using Google Analytics.
Demographic parameters provided by Google Analytics
This website uses the function “demographic parameters” provided by Google Analytics. It makes it possible to generate reports providing information on the age, gender and interests of website visitors. The sources of this information are interest-related advertising by Google as well as visitor data obtained from third party providers. This data cannot be allocated to a specific individual. You have the option to deactivate this function at any time by making pertinent settings changes for advertising in your Google account or you can generally prohibit the recording of your data by Google Analytics as explained in section “Objection to the recording of data”.
Data on the user or incident level stored by Google linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) will be anonymized or deleted after 14 months. For details please click the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=en
9.2 WordPress Stats
This website uses the WordPress tool Stats in order to statistically analyze user access information. The provider of the solution is Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA.
„WordPress Stats” cookies will remain on your device until you delete them.
The storage of “WordPress Stats” cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymous analysis of user patterns, in order to optimize the operator’s web offerings and advertising.If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
You can set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified anytime cookies are placed and you can permit cookies only in certain cases or exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain instances or in general and you can also activate the automatic deletion of cookies upon closing of the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.
You do have the option to object to the collection and use of your data for future implications by placing an opt out cookie into your browser by clicking on the following link: https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/. If you delete the cookies on your computer, you must set the opt-out cookie again.
9.3 Google Ads and Google Conversion Tracking
This website uses Google Ads. Google Ads is an online promotional program of Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
In conjunction with Google Ads, we use a tool called Conversion Tracking. If you click on an ad posted by Google, a cookie for Conversion Tracking purposes will be placed. Cookies are small text files the web browser places on the user’s computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we will be able to recognize that the user has clicked on an ad and has been linked to this page.
A different cookie is allocated to every Google Ads customer. These cookies cannot be tracked via websites of Google Ads customers. The information obtained with the assistance of the Conversion cookie is used to generate Conversion statistics for Google Ads customers who have opted to use Conversion Tracking. The users receive the total number of users that have clicked on their ads and have been linked to a page equipped with a Conversion Tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that would allow them to personally identify these users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you have the option to object to this use by easily deactivating the Google Conversion Tracking cookie via your web browser under user settings. If you do this, you will not be included in the Conversion Tracking statistics.
The storage of “Conversion” cookies and the use of this tracking tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns, in order to optimize the operator’s web offerings and advertising. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
To review more detailed information about Google Ads and Google Conversion Tracking, please consult the Data Privacy Policies of Google at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
You can set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified anytime cookies are placed and you can permit cookies only in certain cases or exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain instances or in general and you can also activate the automatic deletion of cookies upon closing of the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.
9.4 LinkedIn Insight Tag
This website uses the insight tag of LinkedIn. The provider is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Data processing via LinkedIn Insight Tag
With the help of the LinkedIn Insight Tag, we receive information about the visitors to our website. If a website visitor is registered at LinkedIn, we can, among other things, analyse the basic professional data (e.g. career level, size of company, country, location, industry, and job title) of our website visitors and thus tailor our site more effectively to the relevant target groups. In addition, with the help of LinkedIn Insight Tags, we are able to measure whether the visitors make a purchase on our websites or undertake other actions (conversion measurement). The conversion measurement can also be made across multiple devices (e.g. from PC to tablet). The LinkedIn Insight Tag also offers a retargeting function with the help of which targeted advertising outside of the website can be displayed to visitors of our website; according to LinkedIn, no identification of the advertising recipients takes place within this context.
LinkedIn itself additionally collects information in so-called log files (URL, referrer URL, IP address, device and browser features, and time of server access). The IP addresses are truncated or (to the extent they are used, to reach LinkedIn members across multiple devices) hashed (pseudonymised). The direct identifications of the LinkedIn members are erased by LinkedIn after seven days. The remaining pseudonymised data are erased within 180 days.
The data collected by LinkedIn cannot be assigned by us as website operators to any specific individuals. LinkedIn will store the personal data of website visitors it has collected on its servers in the USA and use them within the context of its own advertising activities. You will find more details in the data privacy notice of LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy#choices-oblig.
The use of LinkedIn Insight is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in effective advertising measures including social media. Insofar as corresponding consent was requested (e.g. consent to store cookies), the processing takes place exclusively based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR; the consent may be revoked at any time.
The transfer of data to the USA is based on standard agreement clauses of the EU Commission. Please see the details here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/dpa and https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/eu-sccs.
Objection to the use of the LinkedIn Insight Tag
You may object to the analysis of user behaviour as well as targeted advertising by LinkedIn under the following link:https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.
In addition, members of LinkedIn can control the use of their personal data for advertising purposes in the account settings. In order to avoid the linking of data collected on our website by LinkedIn and your LinkedIn account, you have to log out of your LinkedIn account before visiting our website.
10. Plug-ins and Tools
10.1 YouTube with expanded data protection integration
Our website embeds videos of the website YouTube. The website operator is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
We use YouTube in the expanded data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. Nevertheless, this does not necessarily mean that the sharing of data with YouTube partners can be ruled out as a result of the expanded data protection mode. For instance, regardless of whether you are watching a video, YouTube will always establish a connection with the Google DoubleClick network.
As soon as you start to play a YouTube video on this website, a connection to YouTube’s servers will be established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Furthermore, after you have started to play a video, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your device. With the assistance of these cookies, YouTube will be able to obtain information about our website’s visitors. Among other things, this information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim of improving the user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud. These cookies will stay on your device until you delete them.
Under certain circumstances, additional data processing transactions may be triggered after you have started to play a YouTube video, which are beyond our control.
The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner. Pursuant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest. If a corresponding agreement has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
10.2 Google Web Fonts (local embedding)
This website uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google to ensure the uniform use of fonts on this site. These Google fonts are locally installed so that a connection to Google’s servers will not be established in conjunction with this application.
For more information on Google Web Fonts, please follow this link: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
10.3 Google Maps (with consent)
Via an API, this website uses the mapping service Google Maps. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
To enable the use of the Google Maps features, your IP address must be stored. As a rule, this information is transferred to one of Google’s servers in the United States, where it is archived. The operator of this website has no control over the data transfer.
We use Google Maps to present our online content in an appealing manner and to make the locations disclosed on our website easy to find. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. If a respective declaration of consent has been obtained, the data shall be processed exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR. This declaration of consent may be revoked at any time.
For more information on the handling of user data, please review Google’s Data Privacy Declaration under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
11. Custom Services
11.1 Job Applications
We offer website visitors the opportunity to submit job applications to us (e.g. via e-mail, via postal services on by submitting the online job application form). Below, we will brief you on the scope, purpose and use of the personal data collected from you in conjunction with the application process. We assure you that the collection, processing and use of your data will occur in compliance with the applicable data privacy rights and all other statutory provisions and that your data will always be treated as strictly confidential.
Scope and purpose of the collection of data
If you submit a job application to us, we will process any affiliated personal data (e.g. contact and communications data, application documents, notes taken during job interviews, etc.), if they are required to make a decision concerning the establishment or an employment relationship. The legal grounds for the aforementioned are § 26 New GDPR according to German Law (Negotiation of an Employment Relationship), Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR (General Contract Negotiations) and – provided you have given us your consent – Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR. You may revoke any consent given at any time. Within our company, your personal data will only be shared with individuals who are involved in the processing of your job application.
If your job application should result in your recruitment, the data you have submitted will be archived on the grounds of § 26 New GDPR and Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR for the purpose of implementing the employment relationship in our data processing system.
Data Archiving Period
If we are unable to make you a job offer or you reject a job offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the right to retain the data you have submitted on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) for up to 6 months from the end of the application procedure (rejection or withdrawal of the application). Afterwards the data will be deleted, and the physical application documents will be destroyed. The storage serves in particular as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required after the expiry of the 6-month period (e.g. due to an impending or pending legal dispute), deletion will only take place when the purpose for further storage no longer applies.
Longer storage may also take place if you have given your agreement (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR) or if statutory data retention requirements preclude the deletion.
Admission to the applicant pool
If we do not make you a job offer, you may be able to join our applicant pool. 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.
Admission to the applicant pool is based exclusively on your express agreement (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). The submission agreement is voluntary and has no relation to the ongoing application procedure. The affected person can revoke his agreement at any time. In this case, the data from the applicant pool will be irrevocably deleted, provided there are no legal reasons for storage.
The data from the applicant pool will be irrevocably deleted no later than two years after consent has been granted.