Data protection declaration
Personal data is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
1. Person responsible
The person responsible for data processing within the meaning of the DSGVO, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other regulations of a data protection nature is
2. Purposes of data processing, legal basis
A use of this website is basically possible without any indication of personal data. If such data is collected, the following applies:
a. Collection of general data and information, its purpose and legal basis
Through this website, we collect various general data and information with each visit. We store these in the so-called log files of the server. can be recorded:
- the browser types and versions you use, together with information about the type and model of your display device
- the operating system you use,
- the website from which you can access our website (so-called referrer),
- the sub-internet pages, which are accessed via an accessing system on our website,
- the date and time of your visit to our website,
- Your Internet Protocol (IP) address,
- Your Internet Service Provider and
- other similar data and information that serves to prevent and defend against attacks on our IT systems.
We do not draw any conclusions about your person from this data and information. We need this information in order to display our website correctly, to ensure the functionality of our IT systems and our website, and to be able to provide law enforcement agencies with the information necessary for prosecution in case of criminal offences.
The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interest in the correct delivery of our website content and the guarantee of the IT security of the services we use (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) DSGVO).
We store the pseudonymous data of the server log files separately from any personal data entered by you.
b. Collection of personal data, its purpose and legal basis
On our website there are several ways to get in contact with us. For example, you can contact us via the e-mail address we have provided or use a contact form or corresponding function. When you contact us in this way, we store the personal data you enter. Which data is collected in each case is determined by the type of communication or the fields of the form used. Such voluntarily submitted data will be stored by us for the purpose of processing your inquiries and/or contacting you. We do not pass on personal data to third parties.
In the case of inquiries about our services, data is collected in accordance with Art. 6 Par. 1 b) DSGVO. It is then required for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. If a contract is concluded, the data is also collected in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 b) DSGVO. In the event that we are legally obliged to process the data, e.g. in order to fulfil tax obligations, this is done in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 c) DSGVO.
3. Storage duration
We store your personal data for as long as they are needed to fulfill the purpose or as long as we are obligated to do so by law (e.g. tax laws). We routinely delete the relevant data after the relevant retention period has expired. If we have to delete data because you have exercised your right to intervene, we will do so immediately.
4. Your rights
a. Right to confirmation
You have the right to request confirmation as to whether we are processing personal data concerning you. Any such requests should be addressed to us. If you make the request electronically, we will provide the information in a standard electronic format unless you specify otherwise.
b. Right to information
If we process personal data concerning you, you have the right to receive free information from us at any time about the personal data stored about you and a copy of this data. You can also request information about the following information from us:
- the processing purposes;
- the categories of personal data that are processed;
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organizations;
- if possible, the envisaged duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration;
- the existence of a right of rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you or of a right to limit processing by us or to object to such processing;
- the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
- if the personal data is not collected from you, all available information on the origin of the data;
- the existence of automated decision making, including profiling, in accordance with art. 22, paras. 1 and 4 of the DSGVO and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on you.
You also have a right to information as to whether we transfer personal data to a third country or to an international organization. If we do so, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.
You can contact us at any time to exercise the aforementioned rights to information. If you make the request electronically, we will provide the information in a standard electronic format unless you specify otherwise.
c. Right of rectification
Sie You have the right to request the immediate correction of incorrect personal data concerning you and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, the completion of incomplete personal data, also by means of a supplementary declaration. Corresponding inquiries should be addressed to us.
d. Right of cancellation (right to be forgotten)
You can demand that the personal data concerning you be deleted immediately if one of the following reasons applies:
- the personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed
- you revoke your consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 a) DSGVO or Art. 9 para. 2 a) DSGVO, and there is no other legal basis for the processing;
- you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO and there are no legitimate reasons for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 DSGVO:
- the personal data have been processed unlawfully:
- the deletion of the personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which we are subject, or
- the personal data has been collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 para. 1 DSGVO.
If one of the above reasons applies and you would like us to delete your personal data, you can contact us at any time.
e. Right to limit processing
You have the right to request us to restrict processing if one of the following conditions is met:
- You contest the accuracy of the personal data, for a period of time that allows us to verify the accuracy of the personal data
- The processing is unlawful, you object to the deletion of the personal data and instead demand the restriction of the use of the personal data;
- We no longer need the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you need the personal data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; or
- You have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO and it is not yet clear whether our legitimate reasons outweigh yours.
If one of the above reasons applies and you would therefore like to request a restriction of the processing of your data, you can contact us at any time.
If the processing has been restricted by us, we may process this personal data - apart from storing it - only with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State.
f. Right to data transferability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you which you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to third parties without hindrance from us, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Art. 6, paragraph 1 a) DSGVO or Art. 9, paragraph 2 a) DSGVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6, paragraph 1 b) DSGVO and that the processing is carried out with the aid of automated procedures. Furthermore, you have the right to demand that the personal data be transferred directly from us to third parties, as far as this is technically feasible and provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.
These rights do not apply if the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us.
You can contact us at any time to assert your right to data transfer.
g. Right of appeal
You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you that is carried out pursuant to art. 6, paragraph 1 e) or f) of the DSGVO.
In the event of an objection, we will no longer process the personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
In addition, you have the right to object, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to you which is carried out by us for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89, paragraph 1 of the DSGVO, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.
You can contact us at any time to assert your right to object. You may also exercise your right of objection in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures involving technical specifications.
h. Right of revocation of a data protection consent
You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time. You can send us corresponding messages. Revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the data processing carried out up to the time of receipt.
i. Right of appeal
You have the right to lodge complaints with the relevant supervisory authority at any time. You must contact them for this purpose.
5. Provision of personal data
Please note that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax laws) and/or may result from contractual obligations (e.g. data of the contractual partner). It is also required for the conclusion of a contract.
You only need to provide us with personal data if you want to contact us or conclude a contract with us. If you do not provide us with data in such cases, we will not be able to contact you or conclude contracts.
a. General information
Cookies can provide basic functions and services, for example, you do not have to give your consent every time you access a page (category "Technically Required").
Cookies can help us to create evaluations of the use of our website or reach measurement, for example the number of mobile devices that look at our individual products (category "Analytics").
b. Technically not necessary cookies
Cookies that are not technically necessary are all those cookies that are not absolutely technically necessary for the operation of a website and the provision of specific page functions. Cookies that are not technically necessary can be divided into the function groups "cookies for user preferences", "cookies for performance and statistics" and "cookies for marketing", but also into so-called "non-persistent cookies" and "persistent cookies".
"Cookies for performance and statistics" are used to analyze the use of websites and user behavior (e.g. which links were clicked, which subpages were visited).
So-called "non-persistent cookies" are only stored for the duration of a user session. For example, they ensure that the visitor does not have to log in again and again when surfing a password-protected website. "Persistent cookies" are stored in the user's browser to enable tracking across sessions. These are persistent cookies that are permanently stored on the client.
Cookies that are not technically necessary include all cookies from third-party applications (so-called third party cookies), which are used for marketing, market research, market analysis or cooperation purposes to track a certain surfing behavior of site visitors. These cookies include in particular cookies from tracking and analysis tools (e.g. Google Analytics), cookies from video embedding applications (e.g. Vimeo, YouTube), or cookies relating to online mapping services such as Google Maps and OpenStreetMaps.
c. Technically necessary cookies
Technically necessary cookies, on the other hand, are all those cookies that are necessary for the operation of a website and its functions. Technically necessary cookies are in particular so-called session cookies, which store certain settings of the user (e.g. given consent).
d. "Session Cookies" and "Cookie Settings"
We use so-called "session cookies" on our website and thus technically necessary cookies that are only stored for the duration of your current visit to our online presence (e.g. to enable the storage of your login status at all). A randomly generated unique identification number, a so-called session ID, is stored in a "session cookie". In addition, a "session cookie" contains information about its origin and the storage period. These "session cookies" cannot store any other data. "Session cookies are deleted when you stop using our website and log out or close the browser, for example.
Your settings made in the cookie settings are stored on your computer or mobile device. Therefore, you do not have to change them again if you delete your browsing history.
7. Data protection for applications and in the application process
We collect and process the personal data of applicants. We use this data solely for the purpose of carrying out the application procedure. The processing is carried out electronically when an applicant sends us the relevant application documents by e-mail. If a contract is concluded between us and an applicant, we store the transmitted data to process the employment relationship. The legal basis for data processing in the context of applications is Art. 6 para. 1 b) DSGVO.
If we do not conclude a contract with an applicant, we automatically delete the application documents two months after notification of the rejection decision. This does not apply if there are legitimate interests on our part that prevent deletion. Such an interest may exist, for example, if proceedings are pending in accordance with the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG) and we require the data to provide evidence. The legal basis for data processing in such cases is Art. 6 para. 1 f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is to safeguard our legal position.
8. Contact form
If you use our contact form to get in touch with us, we store the information from the form on our system to enable us to process your inquiry and answer it as well as to enable us to answer any questions you may have. This serves our legitimate interest in the proper administration and processing of your inquiry (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO).
On our website we show videos from the Internet portal YouTube. YouTube is a service through which you can publish videos for free. Other users can then also view, comment and rate such videos free of charge.
YouTube is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
When you access a subpage of this website where a YouTube video can be viewed, the YouTube component will cause your Internet browser to download the appropriate video from YouTube. This process tells YouTube and Google which page of our site you viewed. If you have a YouTube account and are logged in while viewing a page with a YouTube video, this information is collected by YouTube and Google and associated with your account. This happens regardless of whether you are watching the video or not. If you do not wish to have this association, you can prevent it by logging out of your YouTube account before visiting our website.
According to YouTube, in the "extended privacy mode", your data - in particular which of our websites you have visited and device-specific information including the IP address - is only transmitted to the YouTube server in the USA when you watch the video. YouTube stores it there. We have no influence on the further processing and use of the data by YouTube and can therefore not take responsibility for this.
The following also applies to the use of YouTube:
For the United States of America, there is no adequacy finding by the Commission according to Art. 45 DSGVO. Until the ruling of the European Court of Justice, ruling of July 16, 2020, case no. C-311/18, Google LLC was legally able to invoke the guarantees pursuant to Art. 46 DSGVO with regard to data protection. Information on this was available for you at: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active.
In the opinion of the European Court of Justice (hereinafter ECJ), there is no adequate level of protection in the USA within the meaning of Art. 45 (1) DSGVO. According to its interpretation, the PRISM and UPSTREAM programs of the American security authorities, which have been reviewed by the ECJ, enable comprehensive and unprompted state mass surveillance. According to the ECJ, Internet traffic is read widely and made accessible to secret services based on specific selectors. Moreover, judicial control is not or only to a limited extent possible. According to the ECJ, this is not remedied by the ombudsman, to whom those affected can turn in the event of possible legal violations: The ECJ doubts whether this is "unabhängig″ and can make binding decisions for the secret services. Since the ECJ has declared the privacy shield principles to be invalid, we would like to point out that if you give us your consent to unblock YouTube content, you are at the same time declaring your consent in accordance with Art. 49 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) DSGVO that your data may be processed by Google in the USA. The USA is considered by the ECJ to be a country with an inadequate level of data protection according to EU standards. There is therefore a particular risk that your data may be processed by US authorities for control and monitoring purposes, possibly without the possibility of legal recourse. For this reason, we obtain your consent, which can be revoked at any time, in accordance with Art. 49 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a) DSGVO. You can proceed as described under item 6, 6.d. You can therefore prevent data processing or revoke your consent as described in the previous bullet point (6. Cookies). You can also delete cookies that have already been set.
Further information about YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/.
The data protection regulations published by YouTube, which can be accessed at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.
We use YouTube to make the content of our website most accessible and appealing to its visitors. The legal basis for data processing in this context is Art. 49 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) DSGVO, as already described above.
10. Google Web Fonts (local hosting)
This site uses so-called web fonts for the uniform display of fonts, which are supported by Google can be provided. The Google Fonts are installed locally. There is no connection to Google servers.