Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

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 about the respon­si­ble par­ty (refer­red to as the “con­trol­ler” in the GDPR)” in this Pri­va­cy Policy.

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.

Other data shall be recor­ded by our IT sys­tems auto­ma­ti­cal­ly or after you con­sent to its recor­ding during your web­site visit. 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 ana­ly­ze your user patterns.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?

You have the right to recei­ve infor­ma­ti­on about the source, reci­pi­ents, and pur­po­ses of your archi­ved per­so­nal data at any time wit­hout having to pay a fee for such dis­clo­sures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rec­ti­fied or era­di­ca­ted. If you have con­sen­ted to data pro­ces­sing, you have the opti­on to revo­ke this con­sent at any time, which shall affect all future data pro­ces­sing. Moreo­ver, you have the right to demand that the pro­ces­sing of your data be rest­ric­ted under cer­tain cir­cum­s­tances. Fur­ther­mo­re, you have the right to log a com­plaint with the com­pe­tent super­vi­sing agency.

Plea­se do not hesi­ta­te to cont­act us at any time if you have ques­ti­ons about this or any other data pro­tec­tion rela­ted issues.

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties

The­re is a pos­si­bi­li­ty that your brow­sing pat­terns will be sta­tis­ti­cal­ly ana­ly­zed when your visit this web­site. Such ana­ly­ses are per­for­med pri­ma­ri­ly with what we refer to as ana­ly­sis programs.

For detail­ed infor­ma­ti­on about the­se ana­ly­sis pro­grams 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(1)(b) GDPR) and in the inte­rest of secu­re, fast, and effi­ci­ent pro­vi­si­on of our online ser­vices by a pro­fes­sio­nal pro­vi­der (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). If appro­pria­te con­sent has been obtai­ned, the pro­ces­sing is car­ri­ed out exclu­si­ve­ly on the basis of Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TDDDG, inso­far the con­sent includes the sto­rage of coo­kies or the access to infor­ma­ti­on in the user’s end device (e.g., device fin­ger­prin­ting) within the mea­ning of the TDDDG. This con­sent can be revo­ked at any time.

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.

We are using the fol­lo­wing host:

Tim­me Hos­ting GmbH & Co. KG
Ovel­gön­ner Weg 43
21335 Lüne­burg
Deutsch­land

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:

MAGNESIA GmbH
Max-Jen­ne-Stra­ße 2 – 4
21337 Lüne­burg

Pho­ne: +49 4131 8710-0
E-mail: info@magnesia.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.).

Storage duration

Unless a more spe­ci­fic sto­rage peri­od has been spe­ci­fied in this pri­va­cy poli­cy, your per­so­nal data will remain with us until the pur­po­se for which it was coll­ec­ted no lon­ger appli­es. If you assert a jus­ti­fied request for dele­ti­on or revo­ke your con­sent to data pro­ces­sing, your data will be dele­ted, unless we have other legal­ly per­mis­si­ble reasons for sto­ring your per­so­nal data (e.g., tax or com­mer­cial law reten­ti­on peri­ods); in the lat­ter case, the dele­ti­on will take place after the­se reasons cea­se to apply.

General information on the legal basis for the data processing on this website

If you have con­sen­ted to data pro­ces­sing, we pro­cess your per­so­nal data on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR or Art. 9 (2)(a) GDPR, if spe­cial cate­go­ries of data are pro­ces­sed accor­ding to Art. 9 (1) DSGVO. In the case of expli­cit con­sent to the trans­fer of per­so­nal data to third count­ries, the data pro­ces­sing is also based on Art. 49 (1)(a) GDPR. If you have con­sen­ted to the sto­rage of coo­kies or to the access to infor­ma­ti­on in your end device (e.g., via device fin­ger­prin­ting), the data pro­ces­sing is addi­tio­nal­ly based on § 25 (1) TDDDG. The con­sent can be revo­ked at any time. If your data is requi­red for the ful­fill­ment of a con­tract or for the imple­men­ta­ti­on of pre-con­trac­tu­al mea­su­res, we pro­cess your data on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR. Fur­ther­mo­re, if your data is requi­red for the ful­fill­ment of a legal obli­ga­ti­on, we pro­cess it on the basis of Art. 6(1)© GDPR. Fur­ther­mo­re, the data pro­ces­sing may be car­ri­ed out on the basis of our legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest accor­ding to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Infor­ma­ti­on on the rele­vant legal basis in each indi­vi­du­al case is pro­vi­ded in the fol­lo­wing para­graphs of this pri­va­cy policy.

Designation of a data protection officer

We have appoin­ted a data pro­tec­tion offi­cer for our company.

Ber­nard van den Berg
Magne­sia GmbH
Max-Jen­ne-Stra­ße 2-4
D-21337 Lüne­burg

Pho­ne: 04131 8710-0
E-mail: datenschutz@magnesia.de

Information on data transfer to the USA and other non-EU countries

Among other things, we use tools of com­pa­nies domic­i­led in the United Sta­tes or other from a data pro­tec­tion per­spec­ti­ve non-secu­re non-EU count­ries. If the­se tools are acti­ve, your per­so­nal data may poten­ti­al­ly be trans­fer­red to the­se non-EU count­ries and may be pro­ces­sed the­re. We must point out that in the­se count­ries, a data pro­tec­tion level that is com­pa­ra­ble to that in the EU can­not be gua­ran­teed. For ins­tance, U.S. enter­pri­ses are under a man­da­te to release per­so­nal data to the secu­ri­ty agen­ci­es and you as the data sub­ject do not have any liti­ga­ti­on opti­ons to defend yours­elf in court. Hence, it can­not be ruled out that U.S. agen­ci­es (e.g., the Secret Ser­vice) may pro­cess, ana­ly­ze, and per­ma­nent­ly archi­ve your per­so­nal data for sur­veil­lan­ce pur­po­ses. We have no con­trol over the­se pro­ces­sing activities.

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. 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(1)(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(1) GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS BEING PROCESSED IN ORDER TO ENGAGE IN DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING AT ANY TIME. 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(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 pro­gram. You can reco­gni­ze an encrypt­ed con­nec­tion by che­cking whe­ther the address line of the brow­ser swit­ches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the brow­ser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryp­ti­on is acti­va­ted, data you trans­mit to us can­not be read by third parties.

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.

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. The right to demand rest­ric­tion of pro­ces­sing appli­es in the fol­lo­wing cases:

  • In the event that you should dis­pu­te the cor­rect­ness of your data archi­ved by us, we will usual­ly need some time to veri­fy this cla­im. During the time that this inves­ti­ga­ti­on is ongo­ing, you have the right to demand that we rest­rict the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data.
  • If the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data was/is con­duc­ted in an unlawful man­ner, you have the opti­on to demand the rest­ric­tion of the pro­ces­sing of your data in lieu of deman­ding the era­di­ca­ti­on of this data.
  • If we do not need your per­so­nal data any lon­ger and you need it to exer­cise, defend or cla­im legal entit­le­ments, you have the right to demand the rest­ric­tion of the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data ins­tead of its eradication.
  • If you have rai­sed an objec­tion pur­su­ant to Art. 21(1) GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weig­hed against each other. As long as it has not been deter­mi­ned who­se inte­rests pre­vail, you have the right to demand a rest­ric­tion of the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data.

If you have rest­ric­ted the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data, the­se data – with the excep­ti­on of their archi­ving – may be pro­ces­sed only sub­ject to your con­sent or to cla­im, exer­cise or defend legal entit­le­ments or to pro­tect the rights of other natu­ral per­sons or legal enti­ties or for important public inte­rest reasons cited by the Euro­pean Uni­on or a mem­ber sta­te of the EU.

4. Recording of data on this website

Cookies

Our web­sites and pages use what the indus­try refers to as “coo­kies.” Coo­kies are small text files that do not cau­se any dama­ge to your device. They are eit­her stored tem­po­r­a­ri­ly for the dura­ti­on of a ses­si­on (ses­si­on coo­kies) or they are per­ma­nent­ly archi­ved on your device (per­ma­nent coo­kies). Ses­si­on coo­kies are auto­ma­ti­cal­ly dele­ted once you ter­mi­na­te your visit. Per­ma­nent coo­kies remain archi­ved on your device until you actively dele­te them, or they are auto­ma­ti­cal­ly era­di­ca­ted by your web browser.

In some cases, it is pos­si­ble that third-par­ty coo­kies are stored on your device once you enter our site (third-par­ty coo­kies). The­se coo­kies enable you or us to take advan­ta­ge of cer­tain ser­vices offe­red by the third par­ty (e.g., coo­kies for the pro­ces­sing of pay­ment services).

Coo­kies have a varie­ty of func­tions. Many coo­kies are tech­ni­cal­ly essen­ti­al sin­ce cer­tain web­site func­tions would not work in the absence of the coo­kies (e.g., the shop­ping cart func­tion or the dis­play of vide­os). The pur­po­se of other coo­kies may be the ana­ly­sis of user pat­terns or the dis­play of pro­mo­tio­nal messages.

Coo­kies, which are requi­red for the per­for­mance of elec­tro­nic com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on tran­sac­tions, or for the pro­vi­si­on of cer­tain func­tions you want to use (e.g., for the shop­ping cart func­tion) or tho­se that are neces­sa­ry for the opti­miza­ti­on (requi­red coo­kies) of the web­site (e.g., coo­kies that pro­vi­de mea­sura­ble insights into the web audi­ence), shall be stored on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, unless a dif­fe­rent legal basis is cited. The ope­ra­tor of the web­site has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in the sto­rage of requi­red coo­kies to ensu­re the tech­ni­cal­ly error free and opti­mi­zed pro­vi­si­on of the operator’s ser­vices. If your con­sent to the sto­rage of the coo­kies and simi­lar reco­gni­ti­on tech­no­lo­gies has been reques­ted, pro­ces­sing occurs exclu­si­ve­ly on the basis of the con­sent obtai­ned (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TDDDG); this con­sent may be revo­ked at any time.

You have the opti­on to set up your brow­ser in such a man­ner that you will be noti­fied any time coo­kies are pla­ced and to per­mit the accep­tance of coo­kies only in spe­ci­fic cases. You may also exclude the accep­tance of coo­kies in cer­tain cases or in gene­ral or acti­va­te the dele­te func­tion for the auto­ma­tic era­di­ca­ti­on of coo­kies when the brow­ser clo­ses. If coo­kies are deac­ti­va­ted, the func­tions of this web­site may be limited.

In the event that third-par­ty coo­kies are used or if coo­kies are used for ana­ly­ti­cal pur­po­ses, we will sepa­ra­te­ly noti­fy you in con­junc­tion with this Data Pro­tec­tion Poli­cy and, if appli­ca­ble, ask for your consent.

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(1)(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(1)(f) GDPR) or on your agree­ment (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if this has been reques­ted; the con­sent can be revo­ked at any time.

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.

The­se data are pro­ces­sed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR if your inquiry is rela­ted to the ful­fill­ment of a con­tract or is requi­red for the per­for­mance of pre-con­trac­tu­al mea­su­res. In all other cases, the data are pro­ces­sed on the basis of our legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in the effec­ti­ve hand­ling of inqui­ries sub­mit­ted to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on the basis of your con­sent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if it has been obtai­ned; the con­sent can be revo­ked at any time.

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.

5. Analysis tools and advertising

HubSpot

We use Hub­S­pot, a digi­tal mar­ke­ting tool, on our web­site. The ser­vice pro­vi­der is the Ame­ri­can com­pa­ny Hub­S­pot, Inc, 25 First St 2nd Flo­or Cam­bridge, MA, USA. The com­pa­ny also has a regis­tered office in Ire­land, among other places, with the address 1 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dub­lin 2, Ireland.

Hub­S­pot also pro­ces­ses data from you in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that accor­ding to the opi­ni­on of the Euro­pean Court of Jus­ti­ce, the­re is curr­ent­ly no ade­qua­te level of pro­tec­tion for the trans­fer of data to the USA. This may be asso­cia­ted with various risks to the lega­li­ty and secu­ri­ty of data processing.

As a basis for data pro­ces­sing with reci­pi­ents loca­ted in third count­ries (out­side the Euro­pean Uni­on, Ice­land, Liech­ten­stein, Nor­way, i.e. in par­ti­cu­lar in the USA) or a data trans­fer the­re, Hub­S­pot uses so-cal­led stan­dard con­trac­tu­al clau­ses (= Art. 46. para. 2 and 3 DSGVO). Stan­dard Con­trac­tu­al Clau­ses (SCC) are tem­pla­tes pro­vi­ded by the EU Com­mis­si­on and are inten­ded to ensu­re that your data com­pli­es with Euro­pean data pro­tec­tion stan­dards even if it is trans­fer­red to third count­ries (such as the USA) and stored the­re. Through the­se clau­ses, Hub­S­pot under­ta­kes to com­ply with the Euro­pean level of data pro­tec­tion when pro­ces­sing your rele­vant data, even if the data is stored, pro­ces­sed and mana­ged in the US. The­se clau­ses are based on an imple­men­ting decis­i­on of the EU Com­mis­si­on. You can find the decis­i­on and the cor­re­spon­ding stan­dard con­trac­tu­al clau­ses here, among other places: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/914/oj?locale=de

The Data Pro­ces­sing Agree­ment, which cor­re­sponds to the stan­dard con­trac­tu­al clau­ses, can be found at https://legal.hubspot.com/dpa.

You can learn more about the data pro­ces­sed through the use of Hub­S­pot in the Pri­va­cy Poli­cy on https://legal.hubspot.com/de/privacy-policy

Google Tag Manager

We use the Goog­le Tag Mana­ger. The pro­vi­der is Goog­le Ire­land Limi­t­ed, Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dub­lin 4, Ireland

The Goog­le Tag Mana­ger is a tool that allows us to inte­gra­te track­ing or sta­tis­ti­cal tools and other tech­no­lo­gies on our web­site. The Goog­le Tag Mana­ger its­elf does not crea­te any user pro­files, does not store coo­kies, and does not car­ry out any inde­pen­dent ana­ly­ses. It only mana­ges and runs the tools inte­gra­ted via it. Howe­ver, the Goog­le Tag Mana­ger does coll­ect your IP address, which may also be trans­fer­red to Google’s parent com­pa­ny in the United States.

The Goog­le Tag Mana­ger is used on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The web­site ope­ra­tor has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in the quick and uncom­pli­ca­ted inte­gra­ti­on and admi­nis­tra­ti­on of various tools on his web­site. If appro­pria­te con­sent has been obtai­ned, the pro­ces­sing is car­ri­ed out exclu­si­ve­ly on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TDDDG, inso­far the con­sent includes the sto­rage of coo­kies or the access to infor­ma­ti­on in the user’s end device (e.g., device fin­ger­prin­ting) within the mea­ning of the TDDDG. This con­sent can be revo­ked at any time.

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 enables the web­site ope­ra­tor to ana­ly­ze the beha­vi­or pat­terns of web­site visi­tors. To that end, the web­site ope­ra­tor recei­ves a varie­ty of user data, such as pages acces­sed, time spent on the page, the uti­li­zed ope­ra­ting sys­tem and the user’s ori­gin. This data is sum­ma­ri­zed in a user-ID and assi­gned to the respec­ti­ve end device of the web­site visitor.

Fur­ther­mo­re, Goog­le Ana­ly­tics allows us to record your mou­se and scroll move­ments and clicks, among other things. Goog­le Ana­ly­tics uses various mode­ling approa­ches to aug­ment the coll­ec­ted data sets and uses machi­ne lear­ning tech­no­lo­gies in data analysis.

Goog­le Ana­ly­tics uses tech­no­lo­gies that make the reco­gni­ti­on of the user for the pur­po­se of ana­ly­zing the user beha­vi­or pat­terns (e.g., coo­kies or device fin­ger­prin­ting). The web­site use infor­ma­ti­on recor­ded by Goog­le is, as a rule trans­fer­red to a Goog­le ser­ver in the United Sta­tes, whe­re it is stored.

The use of the­se ser­vices occurs on the basis of your con­sent pur­su­ant to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25(1) TDDDG. You may revo­ke your con­sent at any time.

Data trans­mis­si­on to the US is based on the Stan­dard Con­trac­tu­al Clau­ses (SCC) of the Euro­pean Com­mis­si­on. Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.

Browser plug-in

You can pre­vent the recor­ding and pro­ces­sing of your data by Goog­le by down­loa­ding and instal­ling the brow­ser plug­in available under the fol­lo­wing link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

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.

Google Ads

The web­site ope­ra­tor uses Goog­le Ads. Goog­le Ads is an online pro­mo­tio­nal pro­gram of Goog­le Ire­land Limi­t­ed (“Goog­le”), Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dub­lin 4, Ireland.

Goog­le Ads enables us to dis­play ads in the Goog­le search engi­ne or on third-par­ty web­sites, if the user enters cer­tain search terms into Goog­le (key­word tar­ge­ting). It is also pos­si­ble to place tar­ge­ted ads based on the user data Goog­le has in its pos­ses­si­on (e.g., loca­ti­on data and inte­rests; tar­get group tar­ge­ting). As the web­site ope­ra­tor, we can ana­ly­ze the­se data quan­ti­ta­tively, for ins­tance by ana­ly­zing which search terms resul­ted in the dis­play of our ads and how many ads led to respec­ti­ve clicks.

The use of the­se ser­vices occurs on the basis of your con­sent pur­su­ant to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25(1) TDDDG. You may revo­ke your con­sent at any time.

Data trans­mis­si­on to the US is based on the Stan­dard Con­trac­tu­al Clau­ses (SCC) of the Euro­pean Com­mis­si­on. Details can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.

Facebook Pixel

To mea­su­re con­ver­si­on rates, this web­site uses the visi­tor acti­vi­ty pixel of Face­book. The pro­vi­der of this ser­vice is Meta Plat­forms Ire­land Limi­t­ed, 4 Grand Canal Squa­re, Dub­lin 2, Ire­land. Accor­ding to Facebook’s state­ment the coll­ec­ted data will be trans­fer­red to the USA and other third-par­ty count­ries too.

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 ana­ly­ze 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 the­se ser­vices occurs on the basis of your con­sent pur­su­ant to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25(1) TDDDG. You may revo­ke your con­sent at any time.

Data trans­mis­si­on to the US is based on the Stan­dard Con­trac­tu­al Clau­ses (SCC) of the Euro­pean Com­mis­si­on. Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum und https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381.

Inso­far as per­so­nal data is coll­ec­ted on our web­site with the help of the tool descri­bed here and for­ward­ed to Face­book, we and Meta Plat­forms Ire­land Limi­t­ed, 4 Grand Canal Squa­re, Grand Canal Har­bour, Dub­lin 2, Ire­land are joint­ly respon­si­ble for this data pro­ces­sing (Art. 26 DSGVO). The joint respon­si­bi­li­ty is limi­t­ed exclu­si­ve­ly to the coll­ec­tion of the data and its for­war­ding to Face­book. The pro­ces­sing by Face­book that takes place after the onward trans­fer is not part of the joint respon­si­bi­li­ty. The obli­ga­ti­ons incum­bent on us joint­ly have been set out in a joint pro­ces­sing agree­ment. The wor­ding of the agree­ment can be found under: https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum. Accor­ding to this agree­ment, we are respon­si­ble for pro­vi­ding the pri­va­cy infor­ma­ti­on when using the Face­book tool and for the pri­va­cy-secu­re imple­men­ta­ti­on of the tool on our web­site. Face­book is respon­si­ble for the data secu­ri­ty of Face­book pro­ducts. You can assert data sub­ject rights (e.g., requests for infor­ma­ti­on) regar­ding data pro­ces­sed by Face­book direct­ly with Face­book. If you assert the data sub­ject rights with us, we are obli­ged to for­ward them to Facebook.

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/.

LinkedIn Insight Tag

This web­site uses the Insight tag from Lin­ke­dIn. This ser­vice is pro­vi­ded by Lin­ke­dIn Ire­land Unli­mi­t­ed Com­pa­ny, Wil­ton Pla­za, Wil­ton Place, Dub­lin 2, Ireland.

Data processing by LinkedIn Insight tag

We use the Lin­ke­dIn Insight tag to obtain infor­ma­ti­on about visi­tors to our web­site. Once a web­site visi­tor is regis­tered with Lin­ke­dIn, we can ana­ly­ze the key occu­pa­tio­nal data (e.g., care­er level, com­pa­ny size, coun­try, loca­ti­on, indus­try, job title) of our web­site visi­tors to help us bet­ter tar­get our site to the rele­vant audi­ence. We can also use Lin­ke­dIn Insight tags to mea­su­re whe­ther visi­tors to our web­sites make a purcha­se or per­form other actions (con­ver­si­on mea­su­re­ment). Con­ver­si­on mea­su­re­ment can also be car­ri­ed out across devices (e.g. from PC to tablet). Lin­ke­dIn Insight Tag also fea­tures a retar­ge­ting func­tion that allows us to dis­play tar­ge­ted adver­ti­sing to visi­tors to our web­site out­side of the web­site. Accor­ding to Lin­ke­dIn, no iden­ti­fi­ca­ti­on of the adver­ti­sing addres­see takes place.

Lin­ke­dIn its­elf also coll­ects log files (URL, refer­rer URL, IP address, device and brow­ser cha­rac­te­ristics and time of access). The IP addres­ses are shor­ten­ed or (if they are used to reach Lin­ke­dIn mem­bers across devices) hash­ed (pseud­ony­mi­zed). The direct iden­ti­fiers of Lin­ke­dIn mem­bers are dele­ted by Lin­ke­dIn after seven days. The remai­ning pseud­ony­mi­zed data will then be dele­ted within 180 days.

The data coll­ec­ted by Lin­ke­dIn can­not be assi­gned by us as a web­site ope­ra­tor to spe­ci­fic indi­vi­du­als. Lin­ke­dIn will store the per­so­nal data coll­ec­ted from web­site visi­tors on its ser­vers in the USA and use it for its own pro­mo­tio­nal acti­vi­ties. For details, plea­se see LinkedIn’s pri­va­cy poli­cy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy#choices-oblig.

Legal basis

If your appr­oval (con­sent) has been obtai­ned the use of the abo­ve­men­tio­ned ser­vice shall occur on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 TDDDG (Ger­man Tele­com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons Digi­tal Ser­vices Data Pro­tec­tion Act). Such con­sent may be revo­ked at any time. If your con­sent was not obtai­ned, the use of the ser­vice will occur on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR; the web­site ope­ra­tor has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in effec­ti­ve adver­ti­sing pro­mo­ti­ons that include the uti­liza­ti­on of social media.

Data trans­mis­si­on to the US is based on the Stan­dard Con­trac­tu­al Clau­ses (SCC) of the Euro­pean Com­mis­si­on. Details can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/dpa und https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/eu-sccs.

Objection to the use of LinkedIn Insight Tag

You can object to LinkedIn’s ana­ly­sis of user beha­vi­or and tar­ge­ted adver­ti­sing at the fol­lo­wing link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

In addi­ti­on, Lin­ke­dIn mem­bers can con­trol the use of their per­so­nal infor­ma­ti­on for pro­mo­tio­nal pur­po­ses in the account set­tings. To pre­vent Lin­ke­dIn from lin­king infor­ma­ti­on coll­ec­ted on our site to your Lin­ke­dIn account, you must log out of your Lin­ke­dIn account befo­re you visit our site.

Data processing

We have con­cluded a data pro­ces­sing agree­ment (DPA) with the abo­ve-men­tio­ned pro­vi­der. This is a con­tract man­da­ted by data pri­va­cy laws that gua­ran­tees that they pro­cess per­so­nal data of our web­site visi­tors only based on our ins­truc­tions and in com­pli­ance with the GDPR.

6. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to recei­ve the news­let­ter offe­red on the web­site, we requi­re an e-mail address from you as well as infor­ma­ti­on that allows us to veri­fy that you are the owner of the e-mail address pro­vi­ded and that you agree to recei­ve the news­let­ter. Fur­ther data is not coll­ec­ted or only on a vol­un­t­a­ry basis. For the hand­ling of the news­let­ter, we use news­let­ter ser­vice pro­vi­ders, which are descri­bed below.

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 orga­ni­ze and ana­ly­ze 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.

With the assis­tance of the Mailchimp tool, we can ana­ly­ze 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.

The data is pro­ces­sed based on your con­sent (Art. 6(1)(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.

Data trans­mis­si­on to the US is based on the Stan­dard Con­trac­tu­al Clau­ses (SCC) of the Euro­pean Com­mis­si­on. Details can be found here: https://mailchimp.com/eu-us-data-transfer-statement/ and https://mailchimp.com/legal/data-processing-addendum/#Annex_C_-_Standard_Contractual_Clauses.

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, if such action is neces­sa­ry 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(1)(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/.

Data processing

We have con­cluded a data pro­ces­sing agree­ment (DPA) with the abo­ve-men­tio­ned pro­vi­der. This is a con­tract man­da­ted by data pri­va­cy laws that gua­ran­tees that they pro­cess per­so­nal data of our web­site visi­tors only based on our ins­truc­tions and in com­pli­ance with the GDPR.

7. 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 or com­pa­ra­ble tech­no­lo­gies for reco­gni­ti­on (e.g. device fin­ger­prin­ting). In this way You­Tube will be able to obtain infor­ma­ti­on about this 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.

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(1)(f) GDPR, this is a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest. If appro­pria­te con­sent has been obtai­ned, the pro­ces­sing is car­ri­ed out exclu­si­ve­ly on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TDDDG, inso­far the con­sent includes the sto­rage of coo­kies or the access to infor­ma­ti­on in the user’s end device (e.g., device fin­ger­prin­ting) within the mea­ning of the TDDDG. This con­sent 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.

For more infor­ma­ti­on on Goog­le Web Fonts, plea­se fol­low this link: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and con­sult Google’s Data Pri­va­cy Decla­ra­ti­on under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Google Maps

This web­site uses the map­ping ser­vice Goog­le Maps. The pro­vi­der is Goog­le Ire­land Limi­t­ed (“Goog­le”), Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dub­lin 4, Ireland.

To enable the use of the Goog­le Maps fea­tures, your IP address must be stored. As a rule, this infor­ma­ti­on is trans­fer­red to one of Google’s ser­vers in the United Sta­tes, whe­re it is archi­ved. The ope­ra­tor of this web­site has no con­trol over the data trans­fer. In case Goog­le Maps has been acti­va­ted, Goog­le has the opti­on to use Goog­le web fonts for the pur­po­se of the uni­form depic­tion of fonts. When you access Goog­le Maps, your brow­ser will load the requi­red web fonts into your brow­ser cache, to cor­rect­ly dis­play text and fonts.

We use Goog­le Maps to pre­sent our online con­tent in an appe­al­ing man­ner and to make the loca­ti­ons dis­c­lo­sed on our web­site easy to find. This con­sti­tu­tes a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest as defi­ned in Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If appro­pria­te con­sent has been obtai­ned, the pro­ces­sing is car­ri­ed out exclu­si­ve­ly on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TDDDG, inso­far the con­sent includes the sto­rage of coo­kies or the access to infor­ma­ti­on in the user’s end device (e.g., device fin­ger­prin­ting) within the mea­ning of the TDDDG. This con­sent can be revo­ked at any time.

Data trans­mis­si­on to the US is based on the Stan­dard Con­trac­tu­al Clau­ses (SCC) of the Euro­pean Com­mis­si­on. Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/ and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/sccs/.

For more infor­ma­ti­on on the hand­ling of user data, plea­se review Google’s Data Pri­va­cy Decla­ra­ti­on under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

8. Online-based Audio and Video Conferences (Conference tools)

Data processing

We use online con­fe­rence tools, among other things, for com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on with our cus­to­mers. The tools we use are lis­ted in detail below. If you com­mu­ni­ca­te with us by video or audio con­fe­rence using the Inter­net, your per­so­nal data will be coll­ec­ted and pro­ces­sed by the pro­vi­der of the respec­ti­ve con­fe­rence tool and by us. The con­fe­ren­cing tools coll­ect all infor­ma­ti­on that you provide/access to use the tools (email address and/or your pho­ne num­ber). Fur­ther­mo­re, the con­fe­rence tools pro­cess the dura­ti­on of the con­fe­rence, start and end (time) of par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on in the con­fe­rence, num­ber of par­ti­ci­pan­ts and other “con­text infor­ma­ti­on” rela­ted to the com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on pro­cess (meta­da­ta).

Fur­ther­mo­re, the pro­vi­der of the tool pro­ces­ses all the tech­ni­cal data requi­red for the pro­ces­sing of the online com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on. This includes, in par­ti­cu­lar, IP addres­ses, MAC addres­ses, device IDs, device type, ope­ra­ting sys­tem type and ver­si­on, cli­ent ver­si­on, came­ra type, micro­pho­ne or loud­spea­k­er and the type of connection.

Should con­tent be exch­an­ged, uploa­ded, or other­wi­se made available within the tool, it is also stored on the ser­vers of the tool pro­vi­der. Such con­tent includes, but is not limi­t­ed to, cloud recor­dings, chat/ instant mes­sa­ges, voice­mail uploa­ded pho­tos and vide­os, files, white­boards, and other infor­ma­ti­on shared while using the service.

Plea­se note that we do not have com­ple­te influence on the data pro­ces­sing pro­ce­du­res of the tools used. Our pos­si­bi­li­ties are lar­ge­ly deter­mi­ned by the cor­po­ra­te poli­cy of the respec­ti­ve pro­vi­der. Fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on on data pro­ces­sing by the con­fe­rence tools can be found in the data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­ti­ons of the tools used, and which we have lis­ted below this text.

Purpose and legal bases

The con­fe­rence tools are used to com­mu­ni­ca­te with pro­s­pec­ti­ve or exis­ting con­trac­tu­al part­ners or to offer cer­tain ser­vices to our cus­to­mers (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR). Fur­ther­mo­re, the use of the tools ser­ves to gene­ral­ly sim­pli­fy and acce­le­ra­te com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on with us or our com­pa­ny (legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in the mea­ning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). Inso­far as con­sent has been reques­ted, the tools in ques­ti­on will be used on the basis of this con­sent; the con­sent may be revo­ked at any time with effect from that date.

Duration of storage

Data coll­ec­ted direct­ly by us via the video and con­fe­rence tools will be dele­ted from our sys­tems imme­dia­te­ly after you request us to dele­te it, revo­ke your con­sent to sto­rage, or the reason for sto­ring the data no lon­ger appli­es. Stored coo­kies remain on your end device until you dele­te them. Man­da­to­ry legal reten­ti­on peri­ods remain unaffected.

We have no influence on the dura­ti­on of sto­rage of your data that is stored by the ope­ra­tors of the con­fe­rence tools for their own pur­po­ses. For details, plea­se direct­ly cont­act the ope­ra­tors of the con­fe­rence tools.

Conference tools used

We employ the fol­lo­wing con­fe­rence tools:

Microsoft Teams

We use Micro­soft Teams. The pro­vi­der is Micro­soft Cor­po­ra­ti­on, One Micro­soft Way, Red­mond, WA 98052-6399, USA. For details on data pro­ces­sing, plea­se refer to the Micro­soft Teams pri­va­cy poli­cy: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement.

9. Custom Services

Handling applicant data

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 GDPR accor­ding to Ger­man Law (Nego­tia­ti­on of an Employ­ment Rela­ti­onship), Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR (Gene­ral Con­tract Nego­tia­ti­ons) and – pro­vi­ded you have given us your con­sent – Art. 6(1)(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 GDPR and Art. 6(1)(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(1)(f) GDPR) for up to 6 months from the end of the appli­ca­ti­on pro­ce­du­re (rejec­tion or with­dra­wal of the appli­ca­ti­on). After­wards the data will be dele­ted, and the phy­si­cal appli­ca­ti­on docu­ments will be des­troy­ed. The sto­rage ser­ves in par­ti­cu­lar as evi­dence in the event of a legal dis­pu­te. If it is evi­dent that the data will be requi­red after the expiry of the 6-month peri­od (e.g., due to an impen­ding or pen­ding legal dis­pu­te), dele­ti­on will only take place when the pur­po­se for fur­ther sto­rage no lon­ger applies.

Lon­ger sto­rage may also take place if you have given your agree­ment (Artic­le 6(1)(a) GDPR) or if sta­tu­to­ry data reten­ti­on requi­re­ments pre­clude the deletion.