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PRIVACY POLICY AND INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH ART. 13 GDPR

General

Thank you for visiting our website, and for your interest in our services. Protecting your privacy as a user of our website is a matter of the utmost importance to us, and we adhere strictly to the legal requirements regarding data privacy whenever we collect, process or use your data. This applies in particular when we process your personal data.

Controller’s name and contact details

Vauth-Sagel Holding GmbH & Co. KG

Representatives: Heinz O. Sagel, Thomas Sagel, Claus Sagel
Neue Strasse 27
33034 Brakel-Erkeln, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)5272 601-01
Fax: +49 (0)5272 601-193
Email: vs@vauth-sagel.de

Data protection officer’s contact details

Oliver Baldner

Tel.: +49 (0)5251 68 89 48 0
Email: oliver.baldner@bits.gmbh

Website: https://www.bits.gmbh

Purposes for which we process your data and the legal basis for processing:

Purposes of processing

Legal basis

Enabling website visitors to contact the controller using our online contact form

Art. 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR (necessary to take steps prior to entering into a contract)

Uploading and transferring job application documents

Art. 88 of the GDPR in conjunction with Section 26 (1) of the German Federal Data Protection Act [BDSG] (establishment of an employment relationship)

Uploading files

The legal basis depends on the type of file being uploaded. Possible legal bases:

Art. 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR (necessary for the performance of a contract or to take steps prior to entering into a contract)

Art. 88 of the GDPR in conjunction with Section 26 (1) of the German Federal Data Protection Act [BDSG] (establishment of an employment relationship)

Conducting user behaviour analyses using Google Analytics and the LinkedIn Insight Tag

Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR (the data subject’s consent)

Sending out our newsletter

Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR (the data subject’s consent)

Tracking newsletter subscribers with regard to them opening the email and clicking on articles

Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR (legitimate interest)

Processing of technical data to provide the service and optimise the display of information that the website visitor accesses on their terminal device in question

Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR (the controller’s legitimate interest)

Using maps provided by the “Google Maps” service

Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR (the data subject’s consent)

Embedding videos from the “Vimeo” platform

Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR (the data subject’s consent)

 Website management and needs-based process design achieved through the use of cookies during the visitor’s use of the website

Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR (the controller’s legitimate interest)

Online chat support, incl. transferring data to a service provider in a third country (AWS in the USA; see below)

Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR (the controller’s legitimate interest)

Art. 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR (necessary to take steps relating to the performance of and entry into a contract)

Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR in conjunction with Art. 49 (1) (a) of the GDPR

 

If and insofar as we process your personal data in pursuit of the controller’s legitimate interests as per Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR, said legitimate interests shall consist of constantly analysing and improving the website, optimising the website to make it easier to use, and identifying and preventing misuse. Where reach measurement techniques are used based on the controller’s legitimate interest, you will be informed of this behaviour separately in this privacy policy and granted the opportunity to object to the use of these techniques. In such cases, our legitimate interest with regard to reach measurement consists of analysing, optimising and commercially operating our website.

Categories of personal data processed

While you are using our website, we will process the following data for organisational and technical reasons:

  • The visitor’s IP address
  • Name of pages accessed
  • Date and time of access
  • Name of the search engine or external link
  • Directory protection user, pages accessed, logs, status code, data volume, user agent, host name accessed

 

If and insofar as you transfer data to us using our online forms, the personal data you make available to us shall be used to fulfil the purpose in question.

Recipients of your personal data

Your personal data will only be disclosed to third parties based on either consent provided by yourself or legally established permission. We will only disclose your personal data to state institutions and authorities that have a right to receive such information in the context of the relevant legislation, or if we are obligated to do so by a court ruling. Our employees have signed non-disclosure agreements and are legally bound to adhere to the legal provisions regarding data protection. We contract appropriately skilled companies to aid us in the technical performance of the services we offer. These companies will process your data on our behalf. These companies are:

Contractor

Service provided

Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG

Königsberger Strasse 4 – 6

32339 Espelkamp, Germany

Website hosting

Userlike UG (limited liability), Probsteigasse 44 – 46, 50670 Cologne, Germany

Online chat support

Amazon Web Services, Inc., P.O. Box 81226, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

(as a subcontractor of Userlike UG (see above))

Amazon Web Service CloudFront as a content delivery network (CDN)

UserCentrics, Sendlinger Strasse 7
80331 Munich
Germany

Cookie consent

TYPO3 Association

Sihlbruggstrasse 105, 6340 Baar, Switzerland

Security, analytics and optimisation

Google LLC: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

Web tracking using Google and Google Tag Manager
 

Google Ireland Limited: Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland

Google Maps map service

CleverReach, Schafjückenweg 2
26180 Rastede
Germany

Newsletter service

Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland

Web tracking on Instagram and Facebook

YouTube LLC: 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA

Web tracking

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland

Web tracking

Vimeo, Inc.: 555 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011, USA

Video hosting

Hotjar Ltd., Level 2, St Julians Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julians STJ 1000, Malta, Europe

Web analytics

SalesViewer® GmbH, Huestrasse 30, 44787 Bochum, Germany

Web analytics

 

Subscription to our newsletter

If you have subscribed to our newsletter, we shall use your email address and the personal data you have voluntarily provided to regularly send you our newsletter. The only information we require to send you our newsletter is your email address.

At the end of each newsletter is a link that you can use at any time to edit your subscription data or unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can also cancel your subscription by sending us corresponding notice of your cancellation using the contact details provided in the “Imprint” section of our website. If you sign up for our newsletter using an email address that has not already been registered for receipt of our newsletter, we shall send you a double opt-in email to confirm your subscription. Your subscription will not be activated until you confirm it by clicking on the link in this confirmation email. We use this procedure for legal reasons to ensure that the owner of the email address, who is the data subject in such cases, has requested the subscription themselves.

If you sign up to our newsletter, we shall save the date of your initial subscription. This is required as evidence in case of potential misuse of the email address used to sign up for the newsletter.

Our newsletters are personalised so we can see whether individual recipients have opened them or clicked on any of the articles they contain. The personal data collected during this process is saved and analysed to allow us to optimise our service and tailor the content of future newsletters to better suit our subscribers’ interests.

 

Live chat support

We offer a live chat function on our website. This function is operated on our behalf by a processor, Userlike UG (limited liability), of Probsteigasse 44 – 46, 50670 Cologne, Germany. You can use the live chat like a contact form to speak to our employees almost in real time. When you launch the chat function, the following personal data will be collected:

  • Date and time of access
  • Your browser type/version
  • Your IP address
  • The operating system you are using
  • The referrer URL
  • The volume of data transferred
  • Your first name and surname
  • Your email address

Depending on how your conversation with our employees develops, we may also collect other personal data you enter in the chat. The type of this data can vary greatly depending on the nature of your enquiry or the problem you are informing us of.

All our staff have received training on data protection and how to handle customer data securely and confidentially. This training is repeated regularly. All our staff are legally bound to maintain confidentiality and have signed a corresponding addendum to their employment contracts that requires them to maintain confidentiality and adhere to data protection requirements.

If you use our live chat function, the chat widget shall be loaded in the form of a JavaScript file provided by AWS CloudFront. The chat widget essentially provides the source code that runs on your computer to enable your use of the chat function.

In addition to this, we will also save the history of our live chat conversations with you. This is done to save you time and effort should you require information on the history of your enquiry, and also to enable us to continuously monitor the quality of our live chat service. If you do not want us to save your chat history in this way, please notify us accordingly using the contact information provided below. On receipt of such notification, we will delete all your saved live chats without delay.

Our service provider, Userlike, uses Amazon Web Service CloudFront as a content delivery network (CDN). This service is provided by Amazon Web Services, Inc., P.O. Box 81226, Seattle, WA 98108, USA. A CDN is a global network of servers that provides content for Userlike. The use of CDNs enables Userlike to ensure that its service can be accessed equally quickly in every country in the world. In this context, the term “content” refers to JavaScript files/the chat widgets that provide the source code required to run the chat.

 

Use of cookies

This website uses “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser by our web server and saved on your computer’s hard drive. No personal data is saved during this process. Instead, you will be assigned a personalised pseudonym. This information is used for a variety of purposes, including allowing us to recognise you when you are navigating our website and making said navigation easier for you.

You can change your browser’s settings to ensure that you receive a notification whenever cookies are set on your device. This will provide you with transparency regarding the use of cookies during your online activities. Alternatively, you can also view this website without using cookies. You can do this by adjusting the settings in your browser accordingly before loading the website. Please note that, if you choose to do this, certain functions of our website may become partially or entirely unavailable to you.

Our presence on social media

We use the social networks listed below to allow you to find out more about us and our services and to contact us using “fan pages” (on the likes of Facebook or Instagram), accounts or channels.

The following section provides information on what data concerning you either we or the social network/social media service in question process(es) when you access and use the website in question.

What data concerning you do we process?

If and insofar as you contact us using the social network in question, we shall usually process the username under which you contact us, and may also save other data you provide where doing so is necessary to process/respond to your enquiry.

The legal basis for processing this data is the first sentence of Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR (pursuit of our legitimate interests).

The operators of the social media platforms our pages are hosted on may also provide us with automatically generated statistics concerning our accounts. In particular, these statistics contain the following data:

- The number of times our page has been accessed
- Information on use of the “Like” button
- Information on page activity and post interaction, reach
- Information on video views
- Information on the percentages of men and women among visitors to our social media page

However, these statistics are provided solely in aggregated form and do not contain any personal data. As such, we cannot use the data included in these statistics to identify you.

What data concerning you do the social networks/platform operators process?

You do not need to be a member of the social network in question to view our social media pages. Likewise, you do not need to have a user account for the social network in question.

In addition to the data of (logged-in) members of the network in question, the platform operators also collect and process data on visitors to their respective social media websites who do not have user accounts and are not logged in during their visits. This may include data such as technical data, which is required for you to be able to view the website. In addition to this, however, the platform operators may also use cookies and similar technologies. We do not have any control over such activity, however.

Please refer to the privacy policies of the social networks in question for details regarding what personal data concerning you each of the social media platforms we use process. Where we have included provider-specific information in the following sections of this privacy policy, you will find links to the respective platform operator’s privacy policy in the corresponding section.

If you wish to use the functions provided on the social media website in question (e.g. the Comment function, share content, Like button, Messenger function, etc.), you shall only be able to do so if you have signed up to the social network in question and provided it with your personal data.

We do not have any control over how or to what extent the social networks we use process your data when you use their websites.

As far as we know, the social networks will process your data in particular for the purpose of analysing user behaviour using cookies and similar technologies so that they can use the results of said analyses to show you interest-based advertising both within and outside of the social network in question. In this context, we cannot rule out the possibility of the social networks saving your data outside the EU/EEA and disclosing it to third parties (e.g. foreign authorities and other public bodies).

Please refer to the social networks’ privacy policies and cookie policies for information on the exact scope and purposes of the social networks’ processing of your personal data, the storage period, erasure and cookie policies and policies on the use of similar technologies when you sign up to and use the social networks in question. These documents contain information on your rights and your options regarding objecting and withdrawing consent, among other things.

Our Instagram page

You can use the following link to access our Instagram page. In accordance with Art. 26 of the GDPR, we are a joint controller for certain functions on this page (see below) together with Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (the service provider), which is based in Dublin (Ireland):

https://www.instagram.com/vauthsagel/

Meta Platforms Ireland Limited is a subsidiary of Meta Platforms, Inc. (formerly known as “Facebook, Inc.”), which is based in Menlo Park, California, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Meta Platforms”).

If and insofar as you visit our Instagram page (see above), Meta Platforms shall collect your IP address along with other information. This information will be saved on your PC by Meta Platforms in the form of cookies to provide us, the operator of the Instagram page in question, with statistical information on the use of our Instagram page.

Meta Platforms provides more detailed information on its data processing operations in this context at the following link: https://en-gb.facebook.com/help/pages/insights.

In our role as a joint controller together with Meta Platforms in accordance with Art. 26 of the GDPR, we will analyse how you use our Instagram page (Page Insights function). Meta Platforms provides the legally required information on data processing in the context of its Page Insights function in accordance with the GDPR at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.

Meta Platforms also provides the relevant contents of the agreement concluded between Meta Platforms and ourselves with regard to the processing of this data as joint controllers in accordance with Art. 26 of the GDPR at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.

Meta Platforms has agreed to act as the primary controller in accordance with the GDPR for the processing of Insights data, and to comply with all the duties arising from the GDPR with regard to the processing of Insights data. This particularly applies to Arts. 12 and 13, 15 to 22 and 32 to 34 of the GDPR.

The statistical information passed on to us does not provide us with any (further) personal data. As such, we cannot identify you using this data. We use the statistical data for the sole purpose of developing a better understanding of our users’ interests so we can improve our online presence and ensure the quality of our online services.

If and insofar as we collect your personal data using our Instagram page (e.g. your name, your nickname, the content of messages you have sent to us, the content of your comments, and the information you have made available on your “public” profile), we shall use this information exclusively for the purpose of communicating and interacting with you.

Generally speaking, we will process your personal data for the purpose of communication and interaction based on our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest consists of using the information and communication services provided on our Instagram page in the pursuit of our business goals.

If and insofar as we carry out any data processing in conjunction with operating our Instagram page that is subject to your consent (e.g. taking part in competitions and prize draws, sending newsletters, etc.), we shall obtain said consent from you separately. In such cases, your personal data will be processed based on Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR in conjunction with Art. 7 of the GDPR.

If and insofar as the social network Instagram or the service provider Meta Platforms collects your data that is subject to your consent for their own purposes (e.g. analysing user behaviour), this shall also take place based on Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR in conjunction with Art. 7 of the GDPR. In such cases, the social network will obtain the necessary consent from you itself.

Since we and Meta Platforms are joint controllers with regard to the processing of your personal data on our Instagram page, you can exercise your rights as a data subject both through us and directly through Meta Platforms.

Since Meta Platforms is the service provider and acts as the controller for the majority of the data processing operations that take place on our social media page, our ability to access your data is extremely limited. In accordance with the network’s terms and conditions of use, only the service provider has full access to your data. For this reason, the provider of the social network will usually be the only entity that can take and implement measures to fulfil your rights as a data subject (e.g. right of access, right to erasure, right to object, etc.). As such, the most effective way for you to exercise the corresponding rights is to contact the network provider directly.

Please note that Meta Platforms also processes personal data in the USA.

 

Our Facebook page

You can use the following link to access our Facebook page. In accordance with Art. 26 of the GDPR, we are a joint controller for certain functions on this page (see below) together with Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, which is based in Dublin (Ireland):

https://www.facebook.com/people/Vauth-Sagel/100063198702331/

Meta Platforms Ireland Limited is a subsidiary of Meta Platforms, Inc. (formerly known as “Facebook, Inc.”), which is based in Menlo Park, California, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Meta Platforms”).

If and insofar as you visit our Facebook page (see above), Meta Platforms shall collect your IP address along with other information. This information will be saved on your PC by Meta Platforms in the form of cookies to provide us, the operator of the Facebook page in question, with statistical information on the use of our Facebook page.

Meta Platforms provides more detailed information on its data processing operations in this context at the following link: https://en-gb.facebook.com/help/pages/insights.

In our role as a joint controller together with Meta Platforms in accordance with Art. 26 of the GDPR, we will analyse how you use our fan page (Page Insights function). Meta Platforms provides the legally required information on data processing in the context of its Page Insights function in accordance with the GDPR at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.

Meta Platforms also provides the relevant contents of the agreement concluded between Meta Platforms and ourselves with regard to the processing of this data as joint controllers in accordance with Art. 26 of the GDPR at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.

Meta Platforms Ireland Limited has agreed to act as the primary controller in accordance with the GDPR for processing of Insights data, and to comply with all the duties arising from the GDPR with regard to the processing of Insights data. This particularly applies to Arts. 12 and 13, 15 to 22 and 32 to 34 of the GDPR.

The statistical information passed on to us does not provide us with any (further) personal data. As such, we cannot identify you using this data. We use the statistical data for the sole purpose of developing a better understanding of our users’ interests so we can improve our online presence and ensure the quality of our online services.

If and insofar as we collect your personal data using our Facebook page (e.g. your name, your nickname, the content of messages you have sent to us, the content of your comments, and the information you have made available on your “public” profile), we shall use this information exclusively for the purpose of communicating and interacting with you.

Generally speaking, we will process your personal data for the purpose of communication and interaction based on our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest consists of using the information and communication services provided on our Facebook page in the pursuit of our business goals.

If and insofar as we carry out any data processing in conjunction with operating our Facebook page that is subject to your consent (e.g. taking part in competitions and prize draws, sending newsletters, etc.), we shall obtain said consent from you separately. In such cases, your personal data will be processed based on Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR in conjunction with Art. 7 of the GDPR.

If and insofar as the social network Facebook collects your data that is subject to your consent for its own purposes (e.g. analysing user behaviour), this shall also take place based on Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR in conjunction with Art. 7 of the GDPR. In such cases, the social network will obtain the necessary consent from you itself.

Since we and Meta Platforms are joint controllers with regard to the processing of your personal data on our Facebook page, you can exercise your rights as a data subject both through us and directly through Meta Platforms.

Since Meta Platforms is the service provider and acts as the controller for the majority of the data processing operations that take place on our social media page, our ability to access your data is extremely limited. In accordance with the network’s terms and conditions of use, only the service provider has full access to your data. For this reason, the provider of the social network will usually be the only entity that can take and implement measures to fulfil your rights as a data subject (e.g. right of access, right to erasure, right to object, etc.). As such, the most effective way for you to exercise the corresponding rights is to contact the network provider directly.

Please note that Meta Platforms also processes personal data in the USA.

 

Our YouTube page

You can use the following link to access our YouTube page. In accordance with Art. 26 of the GDPR, we are a joint controller for certain functions on this page (see below) together with the service provider (YouTube):

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrKoOinKM-NBXkPtqlL4v0w

The online video portal YouTube is provided by the USA-based company YouTube LLC. YouTube LLC’s business address is: 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube LLC is a subsidiary of Google Ireland Limited. Google Ireland Limited’s business address is: Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “Google”).

Our company profile on YouTube can be used either directly on the YouTube platform or by clicking on one of the direct links on our own website. Clicking on one of these links will redirect you to our company profile on YouTube. No personal data will be transferred to YouTube during the redirection process, as we do not use YouTube plugins on our website that would inform the operator of which pages on our website you have visited.

If you access our company profile on YouTube, YouTube shall process your personal data (e.g. your IP address, device location data, etc.) in accordance with its own privacy policy, which can be viewed here:

Service provider’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=gb.

Generally speaking, YouTube LLC or its parent company, Google Ireland Limited, acts as the sole controller for personal data processing on our YouTube company page. For more information on how YouTube LLC and Google process personal data, please visit https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=gb.

If you visit our YouTube company page, YouTube shall process your personal data to provide us with anonymised analytics data. We will not receive any personal data concerning you during this process. The service provider only provides us with the aggregated content. Although we have no control over the nature and scope of YouTube’s processing of your personal data, this processing is carried out under joint controllership in accordance with Art. 26 of the GDPR. This processing serves our legitimate interest in obtaining information regarding activities on our YouTube company page in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.

If you would like to submit requests for information and exercise your rights as a data subject, please note that the most effective way of doing so is to address the same directly to Google, as Google is the only entity that has access to the user data and is thus able to take direct measures and provide information.

If and insofar as we collect your personal data using our YouTube page (e.g. your name, your nickname, the content of messages you have sent to us, the content of your comments, and the information you have made available on your “public” profile), we shall use this information exclusively for the purpose of communicating and interacting with you.

Generally speaking, we will process your personal data for the purpose of communication and interaction based on our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest consists of using the information and communication services provided on our YouTube page in the pursuit of our business goals.

If and insofar as we carry out any data processing in conjunction with operating our YouTube page that is subject to your consent (e.g. taking part in competitions and prize draws, sending newsletters, etc.), we shall obtain said consent from you separately. In such cases, your personal data will be processed based on Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR in conjunction with Art. 7 of the GDPR.

If and insofar as the social network YouTube collects your data that is subject to your consent for its own purposes (e.g. analysing user behaviour), this shall also take place based on Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR in conjunction with Art. 7 of the GDPR. In such cases, the social network will obtain the necessary consent from you itself.

Since we and YouTube are joint controllers with regard to the processing of your personal data on our YouTube page, you can exercise your rights as a data subject both through us and directly through YouTube.

Since YouTube is the service provider and acts as the controller for the majority of the data processing operations that take place on our social media page, our ability to access your data is extremely limited. In accordance with the network’s terms and conditions of use, only the service provider has full access to your data. For this reason, the provider of the social network will usually be the only entity that can take and implement measures to fulfil your rights as a data subject (e.g. right of access, right to erasure, right to object, etc.). As such, the most effective way for you to exercise the corresponding rights is to contact the network provider directly.

Please note that YouTube (the service provider) also processes personal data in the USA.

Our LinkedIn page

You can use the following link to access our LinkedIn page. In accordance with Art. 26 of the GDPR, we are a joint controller for certain functions on this page (see below) together with LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “LinkedIn”):

https://www.linkedin.com/company/vauth-sagel

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company is a subsidiary of LinkedIn, Inc., which is based in Sunnyvale, California, USA.

Our company profile on LinkedIn can be used either directly on the LinkedIn platform or by clicking on one of the direct links on our own website. Clicking on one of these links will redirect you to our company profile on LinkedIn. No personal data will be transferred to LinkedIn during the redirection process, as we do not use LinkedIn plugins on our website that would inform the operator of which pages on our website you have visited.

If you access our company profile on LinkedIn, LinkedIn shall process your personal data (e.g. your IP address, device location data, etc.) in accordance with its own privacy policy, which can be viewed here:

LinkedIn privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=hb_ft_priv

Generally speaking, LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company (Ireland/EU – “LinkedIn”) acts as the sole controller for personal data processing on our LinkedIn company page. For more information on how LinkedIn processes personal data, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

If you visit our LinkedIn company page, LinkedIn shall process your personal data to provide us with anonymised analytics data. As a result, we will receive information regarding your activities on our LinkedIn company page (this what LinkedIn calls “Page Insights”). These Page Insights will not disclose to us any personal data concerning you, as they only contain the aggregated content. Although we have no control over the nature and scope of LinkedIn’s processing of your personal data, this processing is carried out under joint controllership in accordance with Art. 26 of the GDPR. This processing serves our legitimate interest in obtaining information regarding activities on our LinkedIn company page in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR. To this end, LinkedIn provides an agreement on our processing activities as a joint controller that includes details of the division of the legal data protection duties between ourselves and LinkedIn. You can view this agreement at https://legal.linkedin.com/pages-joint-controller-addendum.

If and insofar as we collect your personal data using our LinkedIn page (e.g. your name, your nickname, the content of messages you have sent to us, the content of your comments, and the information you have made available on your “public” profile), we shall use this information exclusively for the purpose of communicating and interacting with you.

Generally speaking, we will process your personal data for the purpose of communication and interaction based on our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest consists of using the information and communication services provided on our LinkedIn page in the pursuit of our business goals.

If and insofar as we carry out any data processing in conjunction with operating our LinkedIn page that is subject to your consent (e.g. taking part in competitions and prize draws, sending newsletters, etc.), we shall obtain said consent from you separately. In such cases, your personal data will be processed based on Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR in conjunction with Art. 7 of the GDPR.

If and insofar as the social network LinkedIn collects your data that is subject to your consent for its own purposes (e.g. analysing user behaviour), this shall also take place based on Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR in conjunction with Art. 7 of the GDPR. In such cases, the social network will obtain the necessary consent from you itself.

Since we and LinkedIn are joint controllers with regard to the processing of your personal data on our LinkedIn page, you can exercise your rights as a data subject both through us and directly through LinkedIn.

Since LinkedIn is the service provider and acts as the controller for the majority of the data processing that takes place on our social media page, our ability to access your data is extremely limited. In accordance with the network’s terms and conditions of use, only the service provider has full access to your data. For this reason, the provider of the social network will usually be the only entity that can take and implement measures to fulfil your rights as a data subject (e.g. right of access, right to erasure, right to object, etc.). As such, the most effective way for you to exercise the corresponding rights is to contact the network provider directly.

Please note that LinkedIn also processes personal data in the USA.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Insight Tag

We use the LinkedIn Insight Tag tool, which is provided and operated by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, on our website.

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company’s business address is: Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

For more information on LinkedIn, please click on the following link:

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/impressum

The LinkedIn Insight Tag tool is used to analyse and measure the success of any ads placed on the social network LinkedIn’s online platform.

If and insofar as we place ads for our products and services on LinkedIn, we want to ensure that they are only shown to people who are actually interested in our products and services. The LinkedIn Insight Tag tool enables us to better tailor our advertising measures to our potential customers’ wishes and interests. This means that LinkedIn users who have consented to the use of personalised advertising will be shown ads that match their interests. Additionally, LinkedIn also uses the data collected in the context of use of the LinkedIn Insight Tag tool for its own analytics purposes and for the placement of its own ads.

To ensure that our ads are only shown to interested individuals, we have implemented the code that enables the LinkedIn Insight Tag tool to run on our own website, which you are visiting right now.

If you perform an action on our site (e.g. by clicking on content that interests you), this will activate the LinkedIn Insight Tag and your activities on our website will be saved in one or more cookies. Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser and saved on your device’s storage. These cookies enable LinkedIn to compare your user data (e.g. URL, referrer URL, IP address, device properties, browser properties (user agent) and time stamp) with the data of your LinkedIn account, if you have one.

The data collected by LinkedIn is anonymous to us as a LinkedIn Insight Tag user and we are unable to view it. LinkedIn only uses this data in the context of ad placement. How your data is processed in this context depends on whether you have a LinkedIn user account and are logged into it in your browser during your browsing session, or do not have a LinkedIn user account at all.

If you do have a LinkedIn user account and are logged into it during your browsing session, LinkedIn shall automatically assign your data to your LinkedIn user account during your visit to our site.

Both LinkedIn members and non-members can adjust their ad settings using the following link:

https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out?trk=microsites-frontend_legal_cookie-policy

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy

If and insofar as LinkedIn uses cookies in the context of use of the LinkedIn Insight Tag, LinkedIn shall list them in detail in the table available at the following link:

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/cookie-table

To find out more about LinkedIn’s privacy policy in general, click on the following link to read the relevant regulations:

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

The legal basis for our use of the LinkedIn Insight Tag is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR.

If and insofar as LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company transfers the user activity data it has collected to its parent company in the USA, the legal basis for such transfer shall likewise be Art. 49 (1) (a) of the GDPR in conjunction with Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR.

LinkedIn company page

Generally speaking, LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company (Ireland/EU – “LinkedIn”) acts as the sole controller for personal data processing on our LinkedIn company page. For more information on how LinkedIn processes personal data, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

If you visit our LinkedIn company page, LinkedIn shall process your personal data to provide us with anonymised analytics data. As a result, we will receive information regarding your activities on our LinkedIn company page (this what LinkedIn calls “Page Insights”). These Page Insights will not disclose to us any personal data concerning you, as they only contain the aggregated content. Although we have no control over the nature and scope of LinkedIn’s processing of your personal data, this processing is carried out under joint controllership in accordance with Art. 26 of the GDPR. This processing serves our legitimate interest in obtaining information regarding activities on our LinkedIn company page in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR. To this end, LinkedIn provides an agreement on our processing activities as a joint controller that includes details of the division of the legal data protection duties between ourselves and LinkedIn. You can view this agreement at https://legal.linkedin.com/pages-joint-controller-addendum.

Please note that LinkedIn also processes personal data in the USA or other third countries.

Use of Vimeo videos

We use videos stored on Vimeo (an online video portal available at https://vimeo.com) on our website.

The online video portal Vimeo is provided by the USA-based company Vimeo, Inc., (hereinafter referred to as “Vimeo”). Vimeo, Inc.’s business address is: 555 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011, USA.

To facilitate use of the videos, we embed a video that has an external Vimeo video player integrated into it on our site. When a user clicks on the video, it plays directly on our page.

When this technology is used, personal data is transferred to Vimeo as described below.

The videos are integrated into our website such that no personal data is transferred to Vimeo, Inc. unless you have consented to use of this service.

If you access the video on Vimeo’s video portal, Vimeo, Inc. shall process your personal data (e.g. your IP address, browser type, operating system, other device information) in accordance with its own privacy policy, which can be viewed at the following address: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

If you view the videos embedded on our site, Vimeo (the service provider) shall use cookies to make ads more appealing for users and more valuable for publishers and advertisers. Cookies are usually used to select user-relevant ads, improve reporting of campaign results, or avoid users being repeatedly shown the same ads.

Vimeo can also collect data in this way from visitors to this website who are not registered with or logged into Vimeo. Vimeo usually uses and processes the user data for market research and advertising purposes, as stated above. For example, information on user behaviour can be used to extrapolate the users’ interests and create user profiles. In turn, user profiles can be used to place ads that correspond to the user’s presumed interests both on and outside of Vimeo. For this purpose, cookies are usually saved on the user’s computer and used to store information on the user’s behaviour and interests.

Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser and saved on your device’s storage. These cookies enable the Vimeo service to compare your user data (e.g. URL, referrer URL, IP address, device properties, browser properties (user agent) and time stamp) with the data of your Vimeo account, if you have one.

Data can also be saved in the user profiles independently of the device the user is using (this particularly applies when the user in question is a Vimeo member and logged into the Vimeo site).

The data collected by Vimeo is anonymous to us as a service user and we are unable to view it. Vimeo only uses this data in the context of the purposes stated in Vimeo’s privacy policy (e.g. to place ads). Examples of the information Vimeo makes available to us as users of its service include information on followers, reach and user demographics. These statistics do not allow us to draw any conclusions with regard to individual users. As such, any requests for information on your personal data must be addressed directly to Vimeo. The only information we are able to view is the user’s public information, which each Vimeo user defines themselves in their private account settings. Users who are logged into Vimeo can also actively hide likes or stop following our channel.

If you are a registered Vimeo member and are logged into the Vimeo site during your browsing session, Vimeo shall automatically assign your data to your user account during your visit to our site.

For more information on the account settings available to you on Vimeo, please click on the following link: https://help.vimeo.com/hc/en-us/articles/224980308-Private-Mode-for-your-account

In particular, if you do not have a Vimeo account, you can prevent cookies from being set on your device by adjusting your browser settings and configuring your browser to reject all cookies. However, doing so may prevent you from utilising the full functionality of both this and other websites.

If and insofar as Vimeo uses cookies in the context of use of Vimeo videos, the service provider shall list them in detail at the following link:


https://vimeo.com/cookie_policy

Users who are registered with and logged into Vimeo can use the video comment function to contact us publicly. This can be done by posting a public comment on our Vimeo company channel. Any personal contact between ourselves and a user is based on a voluntary decision on the part of the user in question, and always initiated by said user.

The legal basis for our use of the Vimeo service is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR.

If and insofar as Vimeo, Inc., the service provider, transfers the user activity data it has collected to the USA, the legal basis for such transfer shall likewise be Art. 49 (1) (a) of the GDPR in conjunction with Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR.

Our Vimeo company page

Generally speaking, Vimeo, Inc. acts as the sole controller for personal data processing on our Vimeo company page. For more information on how Vimeo processes personal data, please visit https://vimeo.com/privacy.

If you visit our Vimeo company page, Vimeo shall process your personal data to provide us with anonymised analytics data. We will not receive any personal data concerning you during this process. The service provider only provides us with the aggregated content. Although we have no control over the nature and scope of Vimeo’s processing of your personal data, this processing is carried out under joint controllership in accordance with Art. 26 of the GDPR. This processing serves our legitimate interest in obtaining information regarding activities on our Vimeo company page in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.

If you would like to submit requests for information and exercise your rights as a data subject, please note that the most effective way of doing so is to address the same directly to Vimeo, Inc., as Vimeo, Inc. is the only entity that has access to the user data and is thus able to take direct measures and provide information.

Please note that Vimeo, Inc. also processes personal data in the USA.

 

Use of Google Maps

We use the “Google Maps” map service provided by Google Ireland Limited on our website. Google Ireland Limited’s business address is: Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). Google Ireland Limited’s parent company is Google LLC (headquarters: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).

To facilitate use of this service, we embed an element that displays an external map on our site so that the integrated map can be viewed on our site.

When this technology is used, personal data is transferred to the service provider as described below.

The maps are integrated into our website such that no personal data is transferred to Google unless you have consented to the use of this service.

If you view the maps provided by Google, Google shall process your personal data (e.g. your IP address, device location data, device sensor data, WiFi access points, etc.) in accordance with its own privacy policy, which can be viewed here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=gb. Google, the service provider, uses cookies in conjunction with the embedding of its maps.

Google can also collect data in this way from visitors to this website who are not registered with or logged into Google, providing said visitors have consented to the use of Google Maps. Google usually uses and processes the user data from this service for market research and advertising purposes. For example, information on user behaviour can be used to extrapolate the users’ interests and create user profiles. In turn, user profiles can be used to place ads that correspond to the user’s presumed interests both on and outside of Google. For this purpose, cookies are usually saved on the user’s computer and used to store information on the user’s behaviour and interests.

Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser and saved on your device’s storage. These cookies enable Google, the service provider, to compare your user data (e.g. URL, referrer URL, IP address, device properties, browser properties (user agent) and time stamp) with the data of your Google account, if you have one.

Data can also be saved in the user profiles independently of the device the user is using (this particularly applies when the user in question has a Google account and is logged into the Google site).

The data collected by Google is anonymous to us as a service user and we are unable to view it. Google only uses this data in the context of the purposes stated in Google’s privacy policy (e.g. to place ads). If and insofar as Google makes statistics available to us, these statistics do not allow us to draw any conclusions with regard to individual users. As such, any requests for information on your personal data must be addressed directly to Google. The only information we are able to view is the user’s public information, which each Google user defines themselves in their private account settings. Users who are registered with Google can also adjust their settings relating to Google Maps.

If you are a registered Google user and are logged into the Google site during your browsing session, Google shall automatically assign your data to your user account during your visit to our site, providing you have consented to the use of Google Maps.

For more information on the account settings available to you with regard to the Google Maps service, please click on the following link: https://myactivity.google.com/?continue=https://myactivity.google.com/product/maps?hl%253Dde%2526utm_source%253Dmaps

In particular, if you do not have a Google account, you can prevent cookies from being set on your device by adjusting your browser settings and configuring your browser to reject all cookies. However, doing so may prevent you from utilising the full functionality of both this and other websites.

If and insofar as Google uses cookies in the context of use of Google Maps, Google shall list them in detail in the table available at the following link:


https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

The legal basis for our use of the Google Maps map service is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR.

If and insofar as Google, the service provider, transfers the user activity data it has collected to the USA, the legal basis for such transfer shall likewise be Art. 49 (1) (a) of the GDPR in conjunction with Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR.

Generally speaking, Google Ireland Limited or its parent company, Google LLC, acts as the sole controller for personal data processing in conjunction with Google Maps. For more information on how Google processes personal data, please visit https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=gb.

If you use the Google Maps service and view our maps, Google shall process your personal data to provide us with anonymised analytics data. We will not receive any personal data concerning you during this process. The service provider only provides us with the aggregated content. Although we have no control over the nature and scope of Google’s processing of your personal data, this processing is carried out under joint controllership in accordance with Art. 26 of the GDPR. This processing serves our legitimate interest in obtaining information regarding the relevant map service usage data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.

If you would like to submit requests for information and exercise your rights as a data subject, please note that the most effective way of doing so is to address the same directly to Google, as Google is the only entity that has access to the user data and is thus able to take direct measures and provide information.

Please note that Google also processes personal data in the USA.

 

Privacy policy regarding the use of the Google Analytics tool

We use the Google Analytics tool, which is provided and operated by Google LLC, on our website.

Google LLC’s business address is: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For more information, please refer to Google LLC’s legal information at the following link: https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/+/policy/imprint.html 

The responsible service provider’s business address in the EU is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. For more information, please refer to Google Ireland Limited’s legal information at the following link: www.google.de/intl/de/contact/impressum.html

We will only use this tool if and insofar as you have consented to the use of this service.

The Google Analytics tool enables us to analyse your use of our website (web analytics service).

To facilitate analyses and ensure that the tool works, we have implemented the code that enables Google Analytics to work on our own website, which you are visiting right now.

Acting on our behalf, Google will use the information collected on the website to analyse your use of the website and compile reports on our website activities. Pseudonymisation is always used during this process. The reports provided by Google Analytics are used to analyse our website’s performance.

Google Analytics uses “cookies” to analyse your use of our website. Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser and saved on your device’s storage.

To protect your privacy, we use the “anonymizeIP” function (“IP masking”) to anonymise the IP addresses that are transferred to Google. Since IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, Google will truncate your IP address within the Member States of the European Union and in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to and truncated on a Google server in the USA. Google does not combine the IP address transferred by your browser as part of Google Analytics with other data.

In its role as a processor, Google Ireland Limited processes your personal data on our behalf. To this end, we have entered into a processing agreement with Google in accordance with Art. 28 of the GDPR. In its role as our processor, Google is entitled to employ subcontractors. A list of the approved subcontractors is available here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/subprocessors/. In addition to Google LLC, which is based in the USA, US authorities may also be able to access the data that Google has saved.

If and insofar as cookies are used in the context of use of Google Analytics, Google will list them in detail.

General information on the cookies used is available here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=en 

More detailed information on the cookies used, particularly with regard to the personal data processed in this context and the individual cookies’ storage periods and their purposes is available here:

https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en 

To find out more about Google’s privacy policy in general, click on the following link to read the relevant regulations:

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en#infocollect 

The legal basis for our use of Google Analytics is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future by altering your cookie settings.

You can prevent collection of the data the cookie generates in relation to your use of the website either by not consenting to the setting of the corresponding cookie or by installing the browser add-on for disabling Google Analytics. This is available here:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en 

You can also prevent cookies from being set on your device by adjusting your browser settings and configuring your browser to reject all cookies. However, doing so may prevent you from utilising the full functionality of both this and other websites.

If and insofar as Google Ireland Limited transfers the user activity data it has collected to Google LLC (its parent company in the USA), the legal basis for such transfer shall likewise be Art. 49 (1) (a) of the GDPR in conjunction with Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR.

 

Privacy policy regarding the use of the Google Tag Manager tool

We use the Google Tag Manager tool, which is provided and operated by Google LLC, on our website.

Google LLC’s business address is: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For more information, please refer to Google LLC’s legal information at the following link: https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/+/policy/imprint.html 

The responsible service provider’s business address in the EU is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. For more information, please refer to Google Ireland Limited’s legal information at the following link: https://www.google.de/intl/de/contact/impressum.html 

We use the Google Tag Manager service to incorporate a variety of website tags provided by Google into our website (e.g. web analytics products).

“Tag” is a programming term used to refer to sections of code that are used to track the activities of visitors to a website. Tags are used as labels that provide certain (supplementary) information on a data set. Depending on the type of activity being tracked and the function of the tag in question, there are several different types of tag that can be used. In particular, the main types are: counter tags, conversion tags, remarketing tags and container tags.

Counter tags can be used for purposes such as determining how many times a user has visited the website.

The use of conversion tags is particularly common when a website operator wants to find out how many sales, newsletter subscriptions, downloads and other events triggered by website visitors (known as “conversions”) have occurred.

The use of remarketing tags is particularly common as a means of identifying users who visit a website multiple times so that they can be approached and addressed in a more targeted manner.

Container tags are a simple means of centrally managing multiple different tags.

We use the Google Tag Manager tool based on our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR, and doing so particularly allows us to make our marketing measures more affordable and effective.

In its role as a processor, Google Ireland Limited processes your personal data on our behalf. To this end, we have entered into a processing agreement with Google in accordance with Art. 28 of the GDPR. In its role as our processor, Google is entitled to employ subcontractors. A list of the approved subcontractors is available here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/subprocessors/. In addition to Google LLC, which is based in the USA, US authorities may also be able to access the data that Google has saved.

If and insofar as data is processed in the context of use of Google Tag Manager, Google shall list said data processing operations in detail at the following link:

https://support.google.com/tagmanager/answer/9323295.

Google only processes the IP addresses of visitors to the website. This is necessary to run Google Tag Manager. The IP address is stored for 14 days to maintain the service and facilitate troubleshooting.

According to information provided by Google, Google Tag Manager can be used to collect aggregated data on tag triggering to monitor system stability and performance. This data does not contain any IP addresses or other user-specific markers that can be used to identify a particular person. Google Tag Manager does not collect, save or share any information on the visitors to the website in question. This also applies to the URLs of sites visited.

To find out more about Google’s privacy policy in general, click on the following link to read the relevant regulations:

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en#infocollect.

Hotjar

This website uses Hotjar. The service provider for Hotjar is Hotjar Ltd., Level 2, St Julians Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julians STJ 1000, Malta, Europe (website: https://www.hotjar.com).

Hotjar is a tool for analysing user behaviour on our website. Hotjar enables us to record user inputs, including clicks and mouse movements. Hotjar uses this information to generate “heat maps”, which can be used to determine which areas of the website are looked at most frequently by website visitors.

The tool also enables us to determine how long you have spent on a particular page and when you left it. Thanks to this tool, we can also determine the point at which you stopped entering information in our contact form.

The legal basis for our use of Hotjar is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR.

If you wish to disable data collection by Hotjar, click on the following link and follow the instructions provided: https://www.hotjar.com/policies/do-not-track/

For more information on Hotjar and the data it collects, please refer to the Hotjar privacy policy at: https://www.hotjar.com/privacy

We have entered into a processing agreement with Hotjar.

SalesViewer

This website uses the “SalesViewer” service. This service is provided by SalesViewer® GmbH, Huestrasse 30, 44787 Bochum, Germany (website: https://www.salesviewer.com).

The “SalesViewer” service places a JavaScript-based tracking code on our website that enables us to determine the following information (hereinafter referred to as “company data”):

  • Name, origin and sector of the visiting company
  • Source/referrer of the visiting company
  • Keyword
  • Visitor behaviour (e.g. pages/sub-pages visited, time of visit, duration of visit)

This is achieved using a JavaScript-based code that facilitates the collection of company-related data and the corresponding use. The data collected using this technology is encrypted using a non-traceable, one-way function (“hashing”). The data is pseudonymised immediately and not used to personally identify the website visitor in question.

The data saved by “SalesViewer” is erased as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and there are no legally required retention requirements preventing said erasure.

You can object to the collection and saving of your data in this way with effect for the future by clicking on the following link: https://www.salesviewer.com/en/opt-out/. This will prevent “SalesViewer” from collecting your data on this website in the future. If you do this, an opt-out cookie for this website will be set on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you will need to click on the above link again to save a new opt-out cookie.

We use the SalesViewer technology described above based on our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR, and process the data specified above for marketing, market research and optimisation purposes.

We have entered into a processing agreement with the service provider of the SalesViewer technology.

 

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. We do not have any control over whether or not the operators of said websites adhere to data protection regulations. While we take every care to check the content of the websites we link to, we accept no responsibility for the content of external links. The operators of the websites we have provided links to are solely responsible for the content of their sites in question.

Your security

We implement technical and organisational measures to protect your data from unauthorised access, loss, manipulation and destruction. Our security measures are continuously updated in line with the latest technological developments. All communication between your terminal device and our servers is encrypted. This applies to both downloads of the documents and information we provide on our website and information you make available to us using our contact or job application forms.

Storage period

The personal data you make available to us will be deleted automatically once the purposes of processing in question cease to apply, providing said data is not subject to legal retention requirements. Unless specified otherwise elsewhere in this privacy policy, the following storage periods apply:

Category of saved data

Deadline for erasure

 

Technical data and logs to ensure operation of the website

60 days

Content you provide to us using our contact or job application form.

The storage periods for this content depend on the type of information transferred and the legally required retention periods for the type of data in question. If an application we receive does not lead to us concluding an employment contract with the applicant in question, this data shall be deleted automatically six months after the application process is closed. Should you request erasure of this data at an earlier date in conjunction with your rights as a data subject, it shall be deleted immediately upon receipt of your request.

Newsletter subscription

The data relating to your newsletter subscription will be deleted once you withdraw your consent to receipt of the newsletter.

 

For existing subscriptions, the newsletter tracking data will be deleted automatically after six months, insofar as newsletter tracking takes place.

Your rights as a data subject/right to lodge a complaint

In accordance with Art. 15 of the GDPR, you have a right of access to find out what personal data we process about you. You may notably request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data processed concerning you, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profilers and, if applicable, meaningful information about their details.


In accordance with Art. 16 of the GDPR, you have the right to request that we rectify inaccurate personal data concerning you or complete incomplete personal data with immediate effect.


In accordance with Art. 17 of the GDPR, you have the right to request that we erase personal data concerning you, unless there exists a legal basis that entitles or requires us to continue storing your data.


In accordance with Art. 18 of the GDPR, you have the right to request that we restrict processing of your personal data where one of the following applies:

  • You contest the accuracy of the personal data, for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of the personal data
  • Processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of its use instead
  • We no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you require it for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims
  • You have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) of the GDPR, pending verification of whether our legitimate grounds override your own


In accordance with Art. 20 of the GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, or to request that we transfer said data to another controller.


In accordance with Art. 77 of the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you believe that processing of the personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR.

Right to withdraw consent

In accordance with Art. 7 (3) of the GDPR, you have the right to withdraw the consent you have given us at any time. As a result of such a withdrawal, we will no longer be permitted to continue processing your data based on this consent. Withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing carried out prior to the same.

 

Right to object

If and insofar as your personal data is being processed based on a legitimate interest in accordance with the first sentence of Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR, you have the right in accordance with Art. 21 of the GDPR to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation.

Provision of your personal data

The term “personal data” refers to information concerning your identity. Examples of this include information such as your name, address, telephone number and email address. You are not required to disclose personal data to use this website. In certain cases, however, we will require your name, address and other details to provide the services you require.

This will apply, for example, if you wish to use our contact form, to receive information from us, to receive answers to individual questions, or to use our online job application form. We will notify you accordingly where this is necessary. Furthermore, we will only save and process data that you have made available to us either voluntarily or automatically. If and insofar as you make use of our consulting services, we will usually only collect the data we need to provide the services in question. If we ask you for any further data, this will be information that you need only provide on a voluntary basis. The personal data you make available to us will be processed exclusively for the purposes that have been explained and communicated to you.

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to make changes to our security and data protection measures at any time, particularly when necessary due to technological developments. In such cases, we will also amend this privacy policy as necessary. As such, please observe the latest version of this privacy policy.

Questions, concerns and complaints

If you have any further questions regarding our privacy policy or our processing of your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer directly using the contact details provided above.

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