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.