Data protection statement

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens with your personal data when visiting this website. Personal data includes all data through which you can be personally identified. Extensive information on the topic of data protection can be found in our data protection statement below.

Data collection on this website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator, whose contact details you may find on the copyright page of this website.
How do we collect your data?

Your data is collected when you provide it, for example by completing a contact form.

Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit this website. This primarily includes technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system, time of visit). This type of data is collected automatically as soon as you visit this website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of your data is collected to ensure the error-free presentation of this website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.

Which rights do you have concerning your data?

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data at any time. You also have the right to demand the correction or deletion of this data. To discuss this or other questions around data protection, you can contact us via the address provided on the copyright page. Furthermore, you have the right to file a complaint with the responsible authority.
Under certain conditions, you also have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data. Further information on this can be found in our data protection statement under “right to restriction of processing”.

Analysis tools and third-party tools

When visiting this website, your online behaviour may be analysed statistically. This is done primarily through cookies and analysis programmes. The analysis of your online behaviour generally occurs anonymously; the online behaviour cannot be traced back to you.
You can refuse this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information about these tools and your options to refuse can be found in the following data protection statement.

2. Hosting

External hosting

An external provider (host) hosts this website. Personal data captured on this website is saved on the servers of the host. This may include IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact data, names, website accesses and other data generated via this website.
We use a host for the purpose of contract adherence vis-à-vis our potential and existing customers (art. 6 § 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online services through a professional provider (art. 6 § 1 lit. f GDPR).
Our host will only process your data insofar as it is required for the fulfilment of their service obligations and will follow our instructions in this regard.
Data processing agreement

To ensure data-protection-law-abiding processing, we have signed a data processing agreement with our host.

3. General and compulsory information

Data protection

Those operating these websites take the protection of your personal data extremely seriously. We treat your personal data with confidentiality and in accordance with data protection laws and this data protection statement.
When using this website, various personal data is recorded. Personal data is data through which you can be personally identified. This data protection statement explains which data we record and what we use it for. It also details how and to which purpose this is done.

We caution that data transfers via the internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may be affected by security gaps. Perfect protection of data from third parties is therefore not possible.

Information on the person responsible

The person responsible for the data processing on this website is:

Mr. Frank Schäfer
abilis GmbH IT-Services & Consulting
Lorenzstraße 8
76297 Stutensee

Telephone: 0049 7244 70 80 0
E-mail: info@abilis.de

The person responsible is the natural or legal person that decides solely or jointly with others on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail address, or similar).

Legally required data protection officer

We have employed a data protection officer for our company.

Daniel Rink
Rink Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Expo Plaza 1
30539 Hannover

Telephone: 0049 511 515353 – 00
E-mail: daniel.rink@rink-legal.de

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing processes are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke an existing agreement at any time. An informal e-mail to us is sufficient for this purpose. The legality of the data processing that has occurred prior to revocation remains unaltered.

Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct advertising (art. 21 GDPR)

IF DATA PROCESSING TAKES PLACE ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 § 1 LIT. E OR F GPDR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR REASONS RELATING TO YOUR SPECIAL SITUATION; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING BASED ON THESE DECISIONS. YOU CAN FIND THE APPLICABLE LEGAL BASE FOR PROCESSING IN THIS DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT. SHOULD YOU OBJECT, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESSES YOUR RESPECTIVE PERSONAL DATA UNLESS WE CAN PROVE NECESSARY CAUSES FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING IS REQUIRED FOR THE APPLICATION, OPERATION OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION UNDER ART. 21 § 1 GDPR).
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF RESPECTIVE PERSONAL DATA IN ORDER TO STOP THIS TYPE OF ADVERTISING; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING RELATING TO SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. SHOULD YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT ADVERTISING (OBJECTION UNDER ART. 21 § 2 GDPR).

Right to complain to the responsible regulatory authority

In cases of non-compliance to the GDPR, affected persons have the right to complain to a regulatory authority, especially in the member state of their ordinary residence, place of employment, or place where the suspected violation occurred. The right to complain does not interfere with other public or judicial legal support

Right to data portability

You have the right to request a transfer of your data that we process automatically based on your consent or for the fulfilment of a contract, to you or a third party in a common, machine-readable format. Should you request a direct transfer of your data to a third party, this will only be done if it is technically possible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This website uses SSL or TLS encryption to protect the transfer of confidential information, such as orders or requests sent to us as the page operator. You can identify an encrypted connection through the switch from “http://” to “https://” in the address row of your browser and through the lock symbol in the browser row.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, third parties cannot read the data transferred to us by you.

Disclosure, deletion and correction

Within the applicable legal regulations, you have the right to receive information – free of charge – on your stored personal data, their origin and recipient, the purpose of the data processing, as well as to demand the correction or deletion of this data. Please contact us via the address provided on our copyright page for this and other questions around personal data.

Right to limit the processing

You have the right to demand the limitation of the processing of your personal data. To do so, please contact us via the address provided on our copyright page. A right to limit the processing applies in the following cases:

  • If you contest the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually require time to assess this. You have the right to demand the limitation of processing for the duration of this assessment.
  • If the processing of your personal data was/is unlawful, you have the right to demand the limitation of processing instead of the deletion of your data.
  • If we no longer need your personal data, but you require it for the exercise, defence or enforcement of your rights, you have the right to demand the limitation of processing rather than the deletion of your data.
  • If you have objected under art. 21 § 1 GDPR, your interests need to be weight up against ours. Until has been decided whose interests outweigh the interests of the other party, you have the right to demand the limitation of processing of your personal data.

If you have limited the processing of your personal data, this data – taking aside storage – may only be processed with your consent, or for the exercise, defence or enforcement of legal rights, or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or of a member state.

Objection to e-mail advertisement

We herewith object to the use of the contact data published for the fulfilment of the copyright duty for the purpose of advertisement and information material not explicitly requested. The operators of these websites retain the right to initiate legal steps in case of unrequested sending of advertisement material, e.g. in the form of spam e-mails.

4. Data collection on this website

Cookies

These webpages partially use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our services more user-friendly, efficient and secure. Cookies are small text files that are saved by your browser and stored on your computer.

Most cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser at your next visit.

You can instruct your browser to inform you about the application of cookies and permit cookies only in individual or special cases, generally disallow them, or activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The functionality of this website may be limited if cookies are deactivated.

Cookies required for the electronic communication process, or for the provision of certain functions desired by you (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of art. 6 § 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the storage of cookies for the optimised provision of services and avoidance of technical errors. If consent was requested (e.g. consent to the storing of cookies), processing occurs exclusively on the basis of art. 6 § 1 lit. a GDPR; consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Should other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your online behaviour) be stored, they are treated separately in this data protection statement.

Server-log files

The operator of these websites automatically collects and saves information in so-called server-log files that your browser automatically transfers to us. This includes:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing server
  • Time of server request
  • IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This data is collected on the basis of art. 6 § 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the avoidance of technical errors and optimisation of their website. This requires the use of server-log files.

Contact form

If you use the contact form to contact us, your information provided in the form is saved by us, including your contact data for the processing of your request and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this information without your consent.

The processing of this data occurs on the basis of art. 6 § 1 lit. b GDPR, provided that your request is linked to the fulfilment of a contract or is required for pre-contractual matters. In all other cases, processing is based on our justified interest in the effective response to your request (art. 6 § 1 lit. f GDPR), or on your consent (art. 6 § 1 lit. a GDPR) if requested.

The data provided by you in the contact form remains with us until you request its deletion, you withdraw your consent to storage, or the purpose of storing your data ceases to apply (e.g. after processing of your request). Legal regulations – particularly storage deadlines – remain unchanged.

E-mail, telephone or telefax enquiries

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or telefax, your enquiry, including all linked personal data (e.g. name, request), is saved and processed by us for the purpose of responding. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
This data is processed on the basis of art. 6 § 1 lit. b GDPR, provided that your enquiry is linked to a contract or required for the fulfilment of pre-contractual matters. In all other cases, processing is based on your consent (art. 6 § 1 lit. a GDPR) and/or our justified interest (art. 6 § 1 lit. f GDPR), considering that we do have a justified interest in the effective processing of enquiries sent to us.
The data submitted to us by you via contact requests remains with us until you request its deletion, you withdraw your consent to storage, or the purpose of storing them ceases to apply (e.g. after your enquiry has been processed). Applicable legal requirements – especially legal storage deadlines – remain untouched.

Comments function on this website

When using the comments function on this website, we save – aside from your comment – information on the time of posting, your e-mail address, and – unless you post anonymously – your chosen user name.

Saving of the IP address

Our comment function saves the IP address of users that write comments. Because we do not examine comments on this website for authorisation, we require this information to identify the author in case of violations of law such as insults or propaganda.

Subscribing to comments

As user of the website, you can subscribe to comments. You will receive a confirmation e-mail to ensure that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided. You can unsubscribe from this function at any time via a link in the info e-mails. In this case, the data provided when subscribing to comments will be deleted. However, should you have submitted this data to us for other purposes (e.g. newsletter sign-up), it will remain with us.

Storage duration of comments

The comments and linked data (e.g. IP address) are saved and remain on this website until the comment is fully deleted or has to be deleted for legal reasons (e.g. insulting comments).

Legal base

Comments are saved on the basis of your consent (art. 6 § 1 lit. a GDPR). You can withdraw consent at any time. An informal e-mail notification to us suffices for this purpose. The lawfulness of prior data processing remains untouched.

5. Analysis tools and advertisement

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web-analysis service Google Analytics, offered by Google Ireland Limited (“Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are text files that are saved on your computer and enable the analysis of website use. The information on your use of this website generated through the cookie are normally transferred to a Google server in the US and saved on it.
The saving of Google Analytics cookies and use of this analytics tool occur on the basis of art. 6 § 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the analysis of user behaviour to optimise their web services and advertisement. Should respective consent have been requested (e.g. consent to the saving of cookies), processing occurs exclusively on the basis of art. 6 § 1 lit. a GDPR; consent can be withdrawn at any time.
IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. Through the function, Google shortens your IP address within member states of the European Union or other member states of the agreement on the European Economic Area before transferring it to the US. Only in exceptional circumstances will the entire IP address be transferred to a server of Google in the US, where it is shortened. On behalf the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of this website in order to compile reports on website activities and to perform additional services for the website operator tied to website activities. The IP address transferred from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be linked to other data held by Google.

Browser plug-in

You can prevent the saving of cookies through respective settings in your browser software; however, we warn that, in this case, you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website. Preventing the saving of cookies, you can moreover prevent the collection of data tied to your use of the website that is generated by the cookie by downloading and installing the available browser plug-in through the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objection to data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set up that prevents the collection of your data during subsequent visits of this website: deactivate Google Analytics.

Please consult Google’s data protection statement for further information on Google Analytics’ use of user data: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Order processing

We have signed a contract on order processing with Google and fully adhere to the strict regulations of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic characteristics with Google Analytics

This website uses the Google Analytics function “demographic characteristics”. This enables the creation of reports containing information on age, gender and interests of website visitors. This data stems from interest-related advertisement by Google and visitor data from third-party providers, and cannot be linked to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the display setting in your Google account, or generally object to the collection of your data through Google Analytics as explained in the section on objecting to data collection.

Storage duration

Data saved by Google on user or event level that is linked to cookies, user recognition (e.g. user ID) or advert IDs (e.g. double-click cookies, Android advert ID) is anonymized or deleted after 14 months. You may find further information on this via the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=de

WordPress Stats

This website uses the WordPress tool Stats to statistically analyse user accesses. The tool is provided by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA.

WordPress Stats uses cookies that are saved on your computer and enable an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated through the cookies is saved on servers in the US. Your IP address is anonymized after processing and before saving it.

“WordPress Stats” cookies remain on you device until you delete them.

The saving of “WordPress Stats” cookies and use of the analysis tool take place on the basis of art. 6 § 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the anonymized analysis of user behaviour to optimise their web services and advertisement. If consent was requested respectively (e.g. consent to saving of cookies), processing occurs exclusively on the basis of art. 6 § 1 lit. a GDPR; consent may be withdrawn at any time.

You can set up your browser to inform you on the setting of cookies and only permit cookies on a case-by-case basis, disallow cookies in certain cases or generally, or activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Deactivating cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
You can object to the future collection and use of your data by activating an opt-out cookie in your browser through this link: https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/.

After deleting cookies on your device, you have to set the opt-out cookie again.

Google Analytics Remarketing

This website uses the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in connection to the cross-device functions of Google Ads and Google DoubleClick. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

This function makes it possible to link the advert target groups created with Google Analytics Remarketing to the cross-device functions of Google Ads and Google DoubleClick. Consequently, interest-based, personalised adverts created on the basis of your user and surfing behaviour on one device (e.g. smartphone) can also be displayed on a different device (e.g. your tablet or PC).

If you have consented to this, Google also links your web- and app-browser history to your Google account. This makes possible that you receive the same personalized adverts on all your devices.

To support this function, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated user IDs that are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create target groups for cross-device advertisement.

You can permanently object to cross-device remarketing/targeting by deactivating personalised advertisement; follow this link to do so: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.

The summarizing of collected data in your Google account occurs only on the basis of your agreement, which you can give to or withdraw from Google (art. 6 § 1 lit. a GDPR). For data collection processes that are not linked to your Google account (e.g. because you do not have a Google account or because you refused linking), data collection is based on art. 6 § 1 lit. f GDPR. The justified interest applies because the website operator has an interest in the anonymized analysis of website users for advertisement purposes.

You may find further information and the data protection regulations in Google’s data protection statement here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=de.

Google Ads and Google Conversion Tracking

This website uses Google Ads. Google Ads is an online advertisement programme by Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

As part of Google Ads, we use so-called conversion tracking. When users click on an advert presented by Google, a cookie for conversion tracking will be set. Cookies are small text files that internet browsers store on the user’s computer. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used to personally identify the user. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and us can see that the user clicked on the advert and was forwarded to this page.

Every Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. These cookies cannot be tracked through the websites of Google Ads customers. The information collected via the conversion cookie serve to create conversion statistics for Google Ads customers that have chosen conversion tracking. The customers learn the total number of users that have clicked on their advert and were forwarded to a page linked to a conversion-tracking tag. They do not receive information through which customers could be personally identified. If you do not wish to take part in the tracking, you can object to this use by deactivating the Google conversion-tracking cookie in the user settings of your internet browser. This will prevent you from being included in the conversion-tracking statistics.

The storing of “conversion cookies” and the use of this tracking tool proceed on the basis of art. 6 § 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the analysis of user behaviour to optimise their web services and advertisement. If a respective request for consent was made (e.g. consent to the saving of cookies), processing occurs exclusively on the basis of art. 6 § 1 lit. a GDPR; consent may be withdrawn at any point.

You may find more information on Google Ads and Google conversion tracking in Google’s data protection regulations: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

You can instruct your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies, to only allow cookies in individual cases, to disallow cookies in certain cases or generally, or to delete cookies automatically when closing the browser. Deactivating cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Facebook Pixel

This website uses the visitor-activity pixel by Facebook. The provider of the service is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. According to Facebook, the data collected is also transferred to the US and other third countries.

With the pixel, the behaviour of website visitors can be traced after they were directed to the provider’s website upon clicking on a Facebook advert. This enables an analysis of the effectiveness of Facebook adverts for statistical and market-research purposes and helps optimise future advertisement.

The collected data is anonymous for us as website operator. We cannot determine the identity of users through it. However, the data is saved and processed by Facebook, which means that Facebook may link it to the user profile and use it for their own advertisement purposes according to the Facebook regulations on data use. This allows Facebook to post advertisements on Facebook pages as well as on third websites. The use of this data cannot be influenced by us as website operator.

The use of Facebook Pixel takes place on the basis of art. 6 § 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in effective advertisement including the use of social media. If a respective request for consent was made (e.g. consent to the saving of cookies), processing occurs exclusively on the basis of art. 6 § 1 lit. a GDPR; consent may be withdrawn at any point.

You may find further information on the protection of your privacy in the data protection guidelines of Facebook: https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

You can also deactivate the remarketing function “custom audiences” in the settings for advertisements under https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. You must be logged-in to Facebook for this.

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

6. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require your e-mail address as well as information to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and agree to receiving the newsletter. Additional information is not collected or only collected on a voluntary basis. We do not use this data for any purpose other than the delivery of the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

The processing of the data provided in the newsletter sign-up form proceeds exclusively on the basis of your agreement (art. 6 § 1 lit. a GDPR). The provided consent to saving the data, e-mail address and their use for the delivery of the newsletter can be withdrawn at any time, e.g. via the “unsubscribe” link on the newsletter. The lawfulness of prior data processing is untouched by the withdrawal.
We, or the newsletter service, save the data provided by you to receive the newsletter until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Upon unsubscribing, the data is deleted from the newsletter mailing list. Data saved by us for other purposes is not impacted by this.

To prevent future mailings following your removal from the newsletter mailing list, your e-mail address may be saved on a blacklist by the newsletter service or us. The data on the blacklist is only used for this purpose and will not be merged with other data. This is done in your interest and in order to adhere to the legal regulations on the sending of newsletters (justified interest under art. 6 § 1 lit. f GDPR). The saving on the blacklist is not for a limited duration. You can object to the saving, provided that your interests outweigh our justified interest.

MailChimp

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

MailChimp is a service with which the delivery of newsletters can be organised and analysed. When you enter data (e.g. e-mail address) for the purpose of newsletter receipt, it is saved on the servers of MailChimp in the US.

MailChimp possesses a certification under the “EU-US Privacy Shield”. The “Privacy Shield” is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the United States that seeks to guarantee the adherence to European data protection standards in the US.

With MailChimp, we can analyse our newsletter campaigns. When you open an e-mail sent with MailChimp, a file contained in the e-mail (so-called web beacon), connects to the MailChimp servers in the US. This serves to determine if a newsletter message was opened and, if applicable, which links were clicked. Technical information (e.g. time of opening, IP address, browser type, operating system) is also collected. This information cannot be linked to the newsletter recipient and is only used for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of this analysis can be used to better tailor future newsletters to the interests of the recipient.

If you do not wish to be subject to the MailChimp analysis, you have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a respective link in each newsletter message for this purpose. Alternatively, you can unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on our website.

The processing of data proceeds on the basis of your agreement (art. 6 § 1 lit. a GDPR). You can withdraw your agreement at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The lawfulness of prior data processing is not impacted by the withdrawal.

The data provided by you for the purpose of receiving the newsletter is saved by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter with us or the newsletter service provider. The data is deleted from the newsletter mailing list after you unsubscribe. Data saved by us for other purposes is not impacted by this.

To prevent mailings after your removal from the newsletter mailing list, the newsletter service provider or we may save your e-mail address on a blacklist. The blacklist data will only be used for this purpose and will not be merged with other data. This is both in your interest as well as in our interest in the adherence to the legal regulations on the sending of newsletters (justified interest under art. 6 § 1 lit. f GDPR). The saving on the blacklist is not for a limited time. You can object to the saving on the blacklist, provided that your interest outweigh our justified interest.

Please consult the data protection regulations of MailChimp for further information: https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/.

Data-processing agreement

We have signed a so-called “data processing agreement” with MailChimp, which obliges MailChimp to protect the data of our customers and to not pass it on to third parties.

7. Plug-ins and tools

YouTube with extended data protection

This website includes YouTube videos. The operator of these pages is Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

We use YouTube in extended data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that YouTube does not save information on visitors to this website before they watch the video. The transfer of data to YouTube partners cannot necessarily be precluded by the extended data protection mode. YouTube thereby makes a connection to the Google DoubleClick network – regardless of whether you watch a video.

As soon as you start a YouTube video on this website, a connection is made to the servers of YouTube. The YouTube server is notified which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to link your web behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Moreover, YouTube can save various cookies on your device after you start a video. Through these cookies, YouTube receives information on the visitors of this website. This information is used, for instance, to compile video statistics, to enhance user-friendliness, and to prevent fraud. The cookies remain on your device until you delete them.

Further data processing activities, which we do not have control over, may be initiated after starting a YouTube video.

The use of YouTube proceeds in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online services. This presents a justified interest under art. 6 § 1 lit. f GDPR. If a respective request for consent was made (e.g. consent to the saving of cookies), processing occurs exclusively on the basis of art. 6 § 1 lit. a GDPR; consent may be withdrawn at any point.

Further information can be found in YouTube’s data protection statement via: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Google Web Fonts

This website uses so-called Web Fonts, provided by Google, for the coherent presentation of fonts. When opening a page, your browser uploads the required Web Fonts to your browser cache to correctly display texts and fonts.

For this purpose, your browser needs to connect to Google servers. This means that Google will be informed that this website was opened via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts occurs in the interest of a coherent and appealing presentation of our web services. This presents a justified interest under art. 6 § 1 lit. f GDPR.

Should your browser not support Web Fonts, a standard font of your computer is used.

You may find further information on Google Web Fonts via: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s data protection statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Google Maps (with consent)

This website uses the map service Google Maps, offered by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
To guarantee data protection on this website, Google Maps is deactivated when you visit this website for the first time. A direct connection to the servers of Google is only made when you activate Google Maps yourself (agreement under art. 6 § 1 lit. a GDPR). This prevents your data from being transferred to Google at your first visit.

Upon activation, Google Maps will save your IP address. Normally, it will only be transferred to a Google server in the US, where it is saved. After activation of Google Maps, the provider of this website has no control over this data transfer.

Further information on the use of user data can be found in Google’s data protection statement: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use Google “reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter called “reCAPTCHA”) on this website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

With reCAPTCHA, we seek to verify if the data input on this website (e.g. in a contact form) was performed by a human or an automated programme. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor on the basis of different characteristics. This analysis begins automatically when the website user opens the website. To conduct the analysis, reCAPTCHA examines different types of information (e.g. IP address, duration of visit, mouse movements). The data collected for the analysis is forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses proceed fully in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is conducted.

The data processing occurs on the basis of art. 6 § 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in protecting their web services from harmful automated spying and spam.

Please consult the Google data protection guidelines and Google terms and conditions via the following link for further infrmation on Google reCAPTCHA: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de und https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=de.

8. Own services

Use of applicant data

We give you the opportunity to apply to us (e.g. by e-mail, mail, or the online application form). Please see below for information on the scope, purpose and use of the personal data collected as part of the application process. We guarantee that the collection, processing and use of your data adheres to the applicable data protection law and all additional legal regulations and that your data is treated strictly confidential.

Scope and purpose of data collection
When you send us an application, we process your personal data linked to the application (e.g. contact and communication data, application documents, interview notes, etc.), provided that this is necessary for the decision on employment. The legal basis for this is § 26 BDSG-new under German law (move towards an employment relationship), art. 6 § 1 lit. b GDPR (general contract initiation) and – provided that you have given consent – art. 6 § 1 lit. a GDPR. Consent may be withdrawn at any time. Your personal data is transferred within our company exclusively to persons taking part in the processing of your application.

If your application is successful, the data submitted by you will be saved in our data processing system on the basis of § 26 BDSG-new and art. 6 § 1 lit. b GDPR for the purpose of an employment relationship.

Duration of data storage

If we cannot offer you a position, you decline an offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the right to store your submitted data on the basis of our justified interest (art. 6 § 1 lit. f GDPR) for up to 6 months after closing of the application process (declining or withdrawal of the application). Afterwards, your data and physical application documents are deleted. The saving of your data serves especially the purpose of proof in case of a legal dispute. If it is clear that the data will be required after the 6-months deadline (e.g. due to a legal dispute), deletion will only occur after the purpose for prolonged storage ceases to apply.

The storage duration may be longer if you have provided your agreement to this (art. 6 § 1 lit. a GDPR), or if legal retention duties require this.
Inclusion in the applicant pool

If we do not offer you a position, we may be able to add you to our applicant pool. In case of inclusion, all documents and information provided in your initial application will be transferred to the applicant pool to contact you when new vacancies arise.

Inclusion in the applicant pool requires your explicit consent (under article 6 §1 lit. a DSGVO). Consent is voluntary and does not affect ongoing application processes. The applicant can withdraw their consent at any time. In this case, all data will be irreversibly deleted from the applicant pool unless legal retention requirements apply.

Data added to the applicant pool is irreversibly deleted at the latest two years after the provision of consent.

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