1. An overview of data protection

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.

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. 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. You also have the right to log a com­plaint with the com­petent super­vi­sing agen­cy.

Moreover, under cer­tain cir­cum­stances, you have the right to demand the res­tric­tion of the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data. For details, please consult the Data Protection Declaration under sec­tion „Right to Restriction of Data Processing.“

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. As a rule, the ana­lyses of your brow­sing pat­terns are conduc­ted ano­ny­mous­ly ; i.e. the brow­sing pat­terns can­not be tra­ced back to you.

You have the option to object to such ana­lyses or you can prevent their per­for­mance by not using cer­tain tools. For detai­led infor­ma­tion about the tools and about your options to object, please consult our Data Protection Declaration below.

2. Hosting

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 DSGVO) and in the inter­est of secure, fast and effi­cient pro­vi­sion of our online ser­vices by a pro­fes­sio­nal pro­vi­der (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

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.

3. General information and mandatory information

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 :

Auda Invest GmbH & Co. KG
Wahrberg 4
24960 Glücksburg

Phone : +49 (0) 4631- 443 662
E‑mail : info@factorhair.de

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.).

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. 2 GDPR).

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.

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.

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 reco­gnise 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.

Encrypted payment transactions on this website

If you are under an obli­ga­tion to share your pay­ment infor­ma­tion (e.g. account num­ber if you give us the autho­ri­ty to debit your bank account) with us after you have ente­red into a fee-based contract with us, this infor­ma­tion is requi­red to pro­cess pay­ments.

Payment tran­sac­tions using com­mon modes of paying (Visa/MasterCard, debit to your bank account) are pro­ces­sed exclu­si­ve­ly via encryp­ted SSL or TLS connec­tions. You can reco­gnise 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 com­mu­ni­ca­tion with us is encryp­ted, third par­ties will not be able to read the pay­ment infor­ma­tion you share with us.

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.“

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.

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.

4. Recording of data on this website

Cookies

In some ins­tances, our web­site and its pages use so-cal­led cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your com­pu­ter and do not contain viruses. The pur­pose of cookies is to make our web­site more user friend­ly, effec­tive and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are pla­ced on your com­pu­ter and sto­red by your brow­ser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-cal­led „ses­sion cookies.“ They are auto­ma­ti­cal­ly dele­ted after your leave our site. Other cookies will remain archi­ved on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to reco­gnise your brow­ser the next time you visit our web­site.

You can adjust the set­tings of your brow­ser to make sure that you are noti­fied eve­ry time cookies are pla­ced and to enable you to accept cookies only in spe­ci­fic cases or to exclude the accep­tance of cookies for spe­ci­fic situa­tions or in gene­ral and to acti­vate the auto­ma­tic dele­tion of cookies when you close your brow­ser. If you deac­ti­vate cookies, the func­tions of this web­site may be limi­ted.

Cookies that are requi­red for the per­for­mance of the elec­tro­nic com­mu­ni­ca­tions tran­sac­tion or to pro­vide cer­tain func­tions you want to use (e.g. the shop­ping cart func­tion), are sto­red on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The web­site ope­ra­tor has a legi­ti­mate inter­est in sto­ring cookies to ensure the tech­ni­cal­ly error free and opti­mi­sed pro­vi­sion of the operator’s ser­vices. 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.

If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the ana­ly­sis of your brow­sing pat­terns) should be sto­red, they are addres­sed sepa­ra­te­ly in this Data Protection Declaration.

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.

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 DSGVO) or on your agree­ment (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) 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.

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.

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 your consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our legi­ti­mate inter­ests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since we have a legi­ti­mate inter­est in the effec­tive pro­ces­sing of requests addres­sed to us.

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.

Registration on this website

You have the option to regis­ter on this web­site to be able to use addi­tio­nal web­site func­tions. We shall use the data you enter only for the pur­pose of using the res­pec­tive offer or ser­vice you have regis­te­red for. The requi­red infor­ma­tion we request at the time of regis­tra­tion must be ente­red in full. Otherwise we shall reject the regis­tra­tion.

To noti­fy you of any impor­tant changes to the scope of our port­fo­lio or in the event of tech­ni­cal modi­fi­ca­tions, we shall use the e‑mail address pro­vi­ded during the regis­tra­tion pro­cess.

We shall pro­cess the data ente­red during the regis­tra­tion pro­cess on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR).

The data recor­ded during the regis­tra­tion pro­cess shall be sto­red by us as long as you are regis­te­red on this web­site. Subsequently, such data shall be dele­ted. This shall be without pre­ju­dice to man­da­to­ry sta­tu­to­ry reten­tion obli­ga­tions.

Registration with Facebook Connect

Instead of regis­te­ring direct­ly on this web­site, you also have the option to regis­ter using Facebook Connect. The pro­vi­der of this ser­vice is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.

If you decide to regis­ter via Facebook Connect and click on the „Login with Facebook“/„Connect with Facebook“ but­ton, you will be auto­ma­ti­cal­ly connec­ted to the Facebook plat­form. There, you can log in using your user­name and pass­word. As a result, your Facebook pro­file will be lin­ked to this web­site or our ser­vices. This link gives us access to the data you have archi­ved with Facebook. These data com­prise pri­ma­ri­ly the fol­lo­wing :

This infor­ma­tion will be used to set up, pro­vide and cus­to­mise your account.

The regis­tra­tion via Facebook Connect and the affi­lia­ted data pro­ces­sing tran­sac­tions are imple­men­ted on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future tran­sac­tions the­reaf­ter.

For more infor­ma­tion, please consult the Facebook Terms of Use and the Facebook Data Privacy Policies. Use these links to access this infor­ma­tion : https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ and https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/.

The comment function on this website

When you use the com­ment func­tion on this web­site, infor­ma­tion on the time the com­ment was gene­ra­ted and your e‑mail-address and, if you are not post­ing ano­ny­mous­ly, the user name you have selec­ted will be archi­ved in addi­tion to your com­ments.

Storage of the IP address

Our com­ment func­tion stores the IP addresses of all users who enter com­ments. Given that we do not review the com­ments prior to publi­shing them, we need this infor­ma­tion in order to take action against the author in the event of rights vio­la­tions, such as defa­ma­tion or pro­pa­gan­da.

Subscribing to com­ments

As a user of this web­site, you have the option to sub­scribe to com­ments after you have regis­te­red. You will receive a confir­ma­tion e‑mail, the pur­pose of which is to veri­fy whe­ther you are the actual hol­der of the pro­vi­ded e‑mail address. You can deac­ti­vate this func­tion at any time by fol­lo­wing a res­pec­tive link in the infor­ma­tion e‑mails. The data ente­red in conjunc­tion with sub­scrip­tions to com­ments will be dele­ted in this case. However, if you have com­mu­ni­ca­ted this infor­ma­tion to us for other pur­poses and from a dif­ferent loca­tion (e.g. when sub­scri­bing to the news­let­ter), the data shall remain in our pos­ses­sion.

Storage per­iod for com­ments

Comments and any affi­lia­ted infor­ma­tion (e.g. the IP address) shall be sto­red by us and remain on this web­site until the content the com­ment per­tai­ned to has been dele­ted in its enti­re­ty or if the com­ments had to be dele­ted for legal rea­sons (e.g. insul­ting com­ments).

Legal basis

Comments are sto­red on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to 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.

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We col­lect, pro­cess and use per­so­nal data only to the extent neces­sa­ry for the esta­blish­ment, content orga­ni­za­tion or change of the legal rela­tion­ship (data inven­to­ry). These actions are taken on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR, which per­mits the pro­ces­sing of data for the ful­filment of a contract or pre-contrac­tual actions. We col­lect, pro­cess and use per­so­nal data concer­ning the use of this web­site (usage data) only to the extent that this is neces­sa­ry to make it pos­sible for users to uti­lize the ser­vices and to bill for them.

The col­lec­ted cus­to­mer data shall be era­di­ca­ted upon com­ple­tion of the order or the ter­mi­na­tion of the busi­ness rela­tion­ship. This shall be without pre­ju­dice to any sta­tu­to­ry reten­tion man­dates.

Data transfer upon closing of contracts for online stores, retailers and the shipment of merchandise

We share per­so­nal data with third par­ties only if this is neces­sa­ry in conjunc­tion with the hand­ling of the contract ; for ins­tance, with com­pa­nies entrus­ted with the ship­ment of goods or the finan­cial ins­ti­tu­tion tas­ked with the pro­ces­sing of pay­ments. Any fur­ther trans­fer of data shall not occur or shall only occur if you have express­ly consen­ted to the trans­fer. Any sha­ring of your data with third par­ties in the absence of your express consent, for ins­tance for adver­ti­sing pur­poses, shall not occur.

The basis for the pro­ces­sing of data is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR, which per­mits the pro­ces­sing of data for the ful­filment of a contract or for pre-contrac­tual actions.

5. Social media

Facebook plug-ins (Like & Share button)

We have inte­gra­ted plug-ins of the social net­work Facebook, pro­vi­ded by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, on this web­site. You will be able to reco­gnise Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the „Like“ but­ton on this web­site. An over­view of the Facebook plug-ins is avai­lable under the fol­lo­wing link : https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

Whenever you visit this web­site and its pages, the plug-in will esta­blish a direct connec­tion bet­ween your brow­ser and the Facebook ser­ver. As a result, Facebook will receive the infor­ma­tion that you have visi­ted this web­site with your plug-in. However, if you click the Facebook „Like“ but­ton while you are log­ged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of this web­site and its pages with your Facebook pro­file. As a result, Facebook will be able to allo­cate the visit to this web­site and its pages to your Facebook user account. We have to point out, that we as the pro­vi­der of the web­site do not have any know­ledge of the trans­fer­red data and its use by Facebook. For more detai­led infor­ma­tion, please consult the Data Privacy Declaration of Facebook at : https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.

If you do not want Facebook to be able to allo­cate your visit to this web­site and its pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account while you are on this web­site.

The use of the Facebook plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The ope­ra­tor of the web­site has a legi­ti­mate inter­est in being as visible as pos­sible on social media.

Twitter plug-in

We have inte­gra­ted func­tions of the social media plat­form Twitter into this web­site. These func­tions are pro­vi­ded by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. While you use Twitter and the „Re-Tweet“ func­tion, web­sites you visit are lin­ked to your Twitter account and dis­clo­sed to other users. During this pro­cess, data are trans­fer­red to Twitter as well. We must point out, that we, the pro­vi­ders of the web­site and its pages do not know any­thing about the content of the data trans­fer­red and the use of this infor­ma­tion by Twitter. For more details, please consult Twitter’s Data Privacy Declaration at : https://twitter.com/en/privacy.

The use of Twitter plug-ins is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The ope­ra­tor of the web­site has a legi­ti­mate inter­est in being as visible as pos­sible on social media.

You have the option to reset your data pro­tec­tion set­tings on Twitter under the account set­tings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.

Instagram plug-in

We have inte­gra­ted func­tions of the public media plat­form Instagram into this web­site. These func­tions are being offe­red by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.

If you are log­ged into your Instagram account, you may click the Instagram but­ton to link contents from this web­site to your Instagram pro­file. This enables Instagram to allo­cate your visit to this web­site to your user account. We have to point out that we as the pro­vi­der of the web­site and its pages do not have any know­ledge of the content of the data trans­fer­red and its use by Instagram.

The use of the Instagram plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The ope­ra­tor of the web­site has a legi­ti­mate inter­est in being as visible as pos­sible on social media.

For more infor­ma­tion on this sub­ject, please consult Instagram’s Data Privacy Declaration at : https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

Tumblr plug-in

This web­site and its pages use but­tons of the Tumblr plat­form. The pro­vi­der is Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA.

These but­tons enable you to share a report or a page on Tumblr or to fol­low the pro­vi­der on Tumblr. If you access one of our web­sites via the Tumblr but­ton, your brow­ser will esta­blish a direct connec­tion with Tumblr’s ser­vers. We do not have any control over the volume of data Tumblr col­lects and trans­fers with the assis­tance of this plug-in. Based on the cur­rent sta­tus of the infor­ma­tion we have the IP address of the user and the URL of the res­pec­tive web­site are both trans­fer­red.

The use of the Tumblr plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The ope­ra­tor of the web­site has a legi­ti­mate inter­est in being as visible as pos­sible on social media.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion on this sub­ject, please consult Tumblr’s Data Privacy Declaration at : https://www.tumblr.com/privacy/de.

LinkedIn plug-in

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

Any time you access a page of this web­site that contains func­tions of LinkedIn, a connec­tion to LinkedIn’s ser­vers is esta­bli­shed. LinkedIn is noti­fied that you have visi­ted this web­site with your IP address. If you click on LinkedIn’s „Recommend“ but­ton and are log­ged into your LinkedIn account at the time, LinkedIn will be in a posi­tion to allo­cate your visit to this web­site to your user account. We have to point out that we as the pro­vi­der of the web­sites do not have any know­ledge of the content of the trans­fer­red data and its use by LinkedIn.

The use of the LinkedIn plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The ope­ra­tor of the web­site has a legi­ti­mate inter­est in being as visible as pos­sible on social media.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion on this sub­ject, please consult LinkedIn’s Data Privacy Declaration at : https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

XING plug-in

This web­site uses func­tions of the XING net­work. The pro­vi­der is the XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29–32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Any time one of our sites/pages that contains func­tions of XING is acces­sed, a connec­tion with XING’s ser­vers is esta­bli­shed. As far as we know, this does not result in the archi­ving of any per­so­nal data. In par­ti­cu­lar, the ser­vice does not store any IP addresses or ana­lyse user pat­terns.

The use of the XING plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The ope­ra­tor of the web­site has a legi­ti­mate inter­est in being as visible as pos­sible on social media.

For more infor­ma­tion on data pro­tec­tion and the XING share but­ton please consult the Data Protection Declaration of Xing at : https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

Pinterest plug-in

We use social plug-ins of the social net­work Pinterest on this web­site. The net­work is ope­ra­ted by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103–490, USA („Pinterest“).

If you access a site or page that contains such a plug-in, your brow­ser will esta­blish a direct connec­tion with Pinterest’s ser­vers. During this pro­cess, the plug-in trans­fers log data to Pinterest’s ser­vers in the United States. The log data may pos­si­bly include your IP address, the address of the web­sites you visi­ted, which also contain Pinterest func­tions. The infor­ma­tion also includes the type and set­tings of your brow­ser, the data and time of the inqui­ry, how you use Pinterest and cookies.

The use of the Pinterest plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The ope­ra­tor of the web­site has a legi­ti­mate inter­est in being as visible as pos­sible on social media.

For more infor­ma­tion concer­ning the pur­pose, scope and conti­nue pro­ces­sing and use of the data by Pinterest as well as your affi­lia­ted rights and options to pro­tect your pri­vate infor­ma­tion, please consult the data pri­va­cy infor­ma­tion of Pinterest at : https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy.

6. Analysis tools and advertising

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.

IP ano­ny­mi­za­tion

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.

Browser plug-in

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.“

Archiving per­iod

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 26 month. For details please click the fol­lo­wing link : https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=en

WordPress Stats

This web­site uses the WordPress tool Stats in order to sta­tis­ti­cal­ly ana­lyse user access infor­ma­tion. The pro­vi­der of the solu­tion is Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110–4929, USA.

WordPress Stats uses cookies that are sto­red on your com­pu­ter and that make it pos­sible to ana­lyse the use of this web­site. The infor­ma­tion gene­ra­ted by the cookies concer­ning the use of our web­site is sto­red on ser­vers in the United States. Your IP address is ren­de­red ano­ny­mous after pro­ces­sing and prior to the sto­rage of the data.

„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.

Google Analytics Remarketing

This web­site uses the func­tions of Google Analytics Remarketing in com­bi­na­tion with the func­tions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick, which work on all devices. The pro­vi­der of these solu­tions is Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

This func­tion makes it pos­sible to connect the adver­ti­sing tar­get groups gene­ra­ted with Google Analytics Remarketing with the func­tions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick, which work on all devices. This makes it pos­sible to dis­play inter­est-based cus­to­mi­zed adver­ti­sing mes­sages, depen­ding on your prior usage and brow­sing pat­terns on a device (e.g. cell phone) in a man­ner tai­lo­red to you as well as on any of your devices (e.g. tablet or PC).

If you have given us per­ti­nent consent, Google will connect your web and app brow­ser pro­gres­sions with your Google account for this pur­pose. As a result, it is pos­sible to dis­play the same per­so­na­li­zed adver­ti­sing mes­sages on eve­ry device you log into with your Google account.

To sup­port this func­tion, Google Analytics records Google authen­ti­ca­ted IDs of users that are tem­po­ra­ri­ly connec­ted with our Google Analytics data to define and com­pile the tar­get groups for the ads to be dis­played on all devices.

You have the option to per­ma­nent­ly object to remarketing/targeting across all devices by deac­ti­va­ting per­so­na­li­zed adver­ti­sing. To do this, please fol­low this link : https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.

The conso­li­da­tion of the recor­ded data in your Google account shall occur exclu­si­ve­ly based on your consent, which you may give to Google and also revoke there (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). Data recor­ding pro­cesses that are not conso­li­da­ted in your Google account (for ins­tance because you do not have a Google account or have objec­ted to the conso­li­da­tion of data), the recor­ding of data is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The legi­ti­mate inter­est arises from the fact that the ope­ra­tor of the web­site has a legi­ti­mate inter­est in the ano­ny­mi­zed ana­ly­sis of web­site visi­tor for adver­ti­sing pur­poses.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion and the per­ti­nent data pro­tec­tion regu­la­tions, please consult the Data Privacy Policies of Google at : https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en.

Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking

This web­site uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online pro­mo­tio­nal pro­gram of Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

In conjunc­tion with Google AdWords, 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 reco­gnise that the user has cli­cked on an ad and has been lin­ked to this page.

A dif­ferent cookie is allo­ca­ted to eve­ry Google AdWords cus­to­mer. These cookies can­not be tra­cked via web­sites of AdWords cus­to­mers. The infor­ma­tion obtai­ned with the assis­tance of the Conversion cookie is used to gene­rate Conversion sta­tis­tics for AdWords 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 AdWords 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.

Facebook Pixel

To mea­sure conver­sion rates, this web­site uses the visi­tor acti­vi­ty pixel of Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA („Facebook“).

This tool allows the tra­cking of page visi­tors after they have been lin­ked to the web­site of the pro­vi­der after cli­cking on a Facebook ad. This makes it pos­sible to ana­lyse the effec­ti­ve­ness of Facebook ads for sta­tis­ti­cal and mar­ket research pur­poses and to opti­mize future adver­ti­sing cam­pai­gns.

For us as the ope­ra­tors of this web­site, the col­lec­ted data is ano­ny­mous. We are not in a posi­tion to arrive at any conclu­sions as to the iden­ti­ty of users. However, Facebook archives the infor­ma­tion and pro­cesses it, so that it is pos­sible to make a connec­tion to the res­pec­tive user pro­file and Facebook is in a posi­tion to use the data for its own pro­mo­tio­nal pur­poses in com­pliance with the Facebook Data Usage Policy. This enables Facebook to dis­play ads on Facebook pages as well as in loca­tions out­side of Facebook. We as the ope­ra­tor of this web­site have no control over the use of such data.

The use of Facebook Pixel is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The ope­ra­tor of the web­site has a legi­ti­mate inter­est in effec­tive adver­ti­sing cam­pai­gns, which also include social media. 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.

In Facebook’s Data Privacy Policies, you will find addi­tio­nal infor­ma­tion about the pro­tec­tion of your pri­va­cy at : https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

You also have the option to deac­ti­vate the remar­ke­ting func­tion „Custom Audiences“ in the ad set­tings sec­tion under https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. To do this, you first have to log into Facebook.

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

7. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to sub­scribe to the news­let­ter offe­red on this web­site, we will need from you an e‑mail address as well as infor­ma­tion that allow us to veri­fy that you are the owner of the e‑mail address pro­vi­ded and consent to the receipt of the news­let­ter. No fur­ther data shall be col­lec­ted or shall be col­lec­ted only on a volun­ta­ry basis. We shall use such data only for the sen­ding of the reques­ted infor­ma­tion and shall not share such data with any third par­ties.

The pro­ces­sing of the infor­ma­tion ente­red into the news­let­ter sub­scrip­tion form shall occur exclu­si­ve­ly on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke the consent you have given to the archi­ving of data, the e‑mail address and the use of this infor­ma­tion for the sen­ding of the news­let­ter at any time, for ins­tance by cli­cking on the „Unsubscribe“ link in the news­let­ter. This shall be without pre­ju­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data pro­ces­sing tran­sac­tions that have taken place to date.

The data depo­si­ted with us for the pur­pose of sub­scri­bing to the news­let­ter will be sto­red by us until you unsub­scribe from the news­let­ter or the news­let­ter ser­vice pro­vi­der and dele­ted from the news­let­ter dis­tri­bu­tion list after you unsub­scribe from the news­let­ter. Data sto­red for other pur­poses with us remain unaf­fec­ted.

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

MailChimp

This web­site uses the ser­vices of MailChimp to send out its news­let­ters. The pro­vi­der is the Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

Among other things, MailChimp is a ser­vice that can be deployed to orga­nise and ana­lyse the sen­ding of news­let­ters. Whenever you enter data for the pur­pose of sub­scri­bing to a news­let­ter (e.g. your e‑mail address), the infor­ma­tion is sto­red on MailChimp ser­vers in the United States.

MailChimp is in pos­ses­sion of a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion that is in com­pliance with the „EU-US-Privacy-Shield.“ The „Privacy-Shield“ is a com­pact bet­ween the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA) that aims to war­rant the com­pliance with European data pro­tec­tion stan­dards in the United States.

With the assis­tance of the MailChimp tool, we can ana­lyse the per­for­mance of our news­let­ter cam­pai­gns. If you open an e‑mail that has been sent through the MailChimp tool, a file that has been inte­gra­ted into the e‑mail (a so-cal­led web-bea­con) connects to MailChimp’s ser­vers in the United States. As a result, it can be deter­mi­ned whe­ther a news­let­ter mes­sage has been ope­ned and which links the reci­pient pos­si­bly cli­cked on. Technical infor­ma­tion is also recor­ded at that time (e.g. the time of access, the IP address, type of brow­ser and ope­ra­ting sys­tem). This infor­ma­tion can­not be allo­ca­ted to the res­pec­tive news­let­ter reci­pient. Their sole pur­pose is the per­for­mance of sta­tis­ti­cal ana­lyses of news­let­ter cam­pai­gns. The results of such ana­lyses can be used to tai­lor future news­let­ters to the inter­ests of their reci­pients more effec­ti­ve­ly.

If you do not want to per­mit an ana­ly­sis by MailChimp, you must unsub­scribe from the news­let­ter. We pro­vide a link for you to do this in eve­ry news­let­ter mes­sage. Moreover, you can also unsub­scribe from the news­let­ter right on the web­site.

The data is pro­ces­sed based on your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke any consent you have given at any time by unsub­scri­bing from the news­let­ter. This shall be without pre­ju­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data pro­ces­sing tran­sac­tions that have taken place prior to your revo­ca­tion.

The data depo­si­ted with us for the pur­pose of sub­scri­bing to the news­let­ter will be sto­red by us until you unsub­scribe from the news­let­ter or the news­let­ter ser­vice pro­vi­der and dele­ted from the news­let­ter dis­tri­bu­tion list after you unsub­scribe from the news­let­ter. Data sto­red for other pur­poses with us remain unaf­fec­ted.

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

For more details, please consult the Data Privacy Policies of MailChimp at : https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/.

Execution of a contract data pro­ces­sing agree­ment

We have exe­cu­ted a so-cal­led „Data Processing Agreement“ with MailChimp, in which we man­date that MailChimp under­takes to pro­tect the data of our cus­to­mers and to refrain from sha­ring it with third par­ties.

8. Plug-ins and Tools

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 (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.

For more infor­ma­tion on how YouTube handles user data, please consult the YouTube Data Privacy Policy under : https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

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.

9. Payment service providers and resellers

PayPal

Among other options, we offer pay­ment via PayPal on this web­site. The pro­vi­der of this pay­ment pro­ces­sing ser­vice is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22–24 Boulevard Royal, L‑2449 Luxembourg (herei­naf­ter refer­red to as „PayPal“).

If you choose pay­ment via PayPal, we will share the pay­ment infor­ma­tion you enter with PayPal.

The legal basis for the sha­ring of your data with PayPal is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR (consent) as well as Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR (pro­ces­sing for the ful­filment of a contract). You have the option to at any time revoke your consent to the pro­ces­sing of your data. Such a revo­ca­tion shall not have any impact on the effec­ti­ve­ness of data pro­ces­sing tran­sac­tions that occur­red in the past.

Klarna

Among other options, we offer pay­ment through the ser­vices of Klarna on this web­site. The pro­vi­der is Klarna AB, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden (herei­naf­ter refer­red to as „Klarna“).

Klarna offers a wide spec­trum of pay­ment options (e.g. pay­ment by ins­talment). If you should decide to pay through Klarna (Klarna che­ckout solu­tion), Klarna will col­lect per­so­nal data from you. For spe­ci­fics, please review Klarna’s Data Protection Declaration by fol­lo­wing this link : https://www.klarna.com/us/privacy-policy/.

Klarna uses cookies to opti­mise the use of Klarna che­ckout solu­tions. The opti­mi­sa­tion of the che­ckout solu­tion consti­tutes a legi­ti­mate inter­est as defi­ned in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. Cookies are small text files that can be sto­red on your device and that do not cause any damage to your device. The infor­ma­tion stays on your device until you delete it. For details concer­ning the use of Klarna cookies, please fol­low this link : https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/policy/cookie/de_de/checkout.pdf.

The legal basis for the sha­ring of your data with PayPal is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR (consent) as well as Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR (pro­ces­sing for the ful­filment of a contract). You have the option to at any time revoke your consent to the pro­ces­sing of your data. Such a revo­ca­tion shall not have any impact on the effec­ti­ve­ness of data pro­ces­sing tran­sac­tions that occur­red in the past.

10. Custom Services

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 DSGVO) 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.