Data protection

1. An overview of data protection

General information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our data protection declaration listed below this text.

Data collection on this website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the section “Note on the responsible body” in this data protection declaration.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected when you provide it to us. This can be, for. E.g. data that you enter in a contact form.

Other data are recorded by our IT systems automatically or with your consent when you visit the website. This is primarily technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of the page was viewed). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is collected in order to ensure that the website is error-free. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have with regard to your data?

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted under certain circumstances. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

You can contact us at any time if you have any further questions about data protection.

Analysis tools and third party tools

When you visit this website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with so-called analysis programs.

You can find detailed information on these analysis programs in the following data protection declaration.

2. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

External hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). The personal data recorded on this website are stored on the host’s servers. This can primarily be IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website accesses and other data generated via a website.

The hoster is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.b GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 Para . 1 lit.f GDPR).

Our host will only process your data insofar as this is necessary to fulfill its performance obligations and follow our instructions with regard to this data.

We use the following host:

Vultr Holdings, LLC
319 Clematis Street Suite 900
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Order processing

We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract stipulated by data protection law, which ensures that it processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

3. General information and mandatory information

Privacy policy

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data are data with which you can be personally identified. This data protection declaration explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

Note on the responsible body

The responsible body for data processing on this website is:

HSE Health & Safety Experts GmbH
Prenzlauer Allee 27B
10405 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 23131523
Email: [email protected]

The responsible body is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).

Storage period

Unless a specific storage period is specified in this data protection declaration, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for the data processing no longer applies. If you make a legitimate request for deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted unless we have any other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g. tax or commercial retention periods); in the latter case, the deletion takes place after these reasons no longer apply.

Data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

HSE Health & Safety Experts GmbH
Prenzlauer Allee 27B
10405 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 23131523
Email: [email protected]

Note on data transfer to the USA and other third countries

Among other things, we use tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that are not secure in terms of data protection law. If these tools are active, your personal data can be transferred to these third countries and processed there. We would like to point out that no data protection level comparable to that in the EU can be guaranteed in these countries. For example, US companies are obliged to surrender personal data to security authorities without you as the person concerned being able to take legal action against this. It cannot therefore be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. secret services) process, evaluate and permanently store your data on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases and to direct mail (Art. 21 GDPR)

IF THE DATA PROCESSING BASED ON ART. 6 ABS. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU HAVE AT ANY TIME THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR SPECIAL SITUATION; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RELEVANT LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH PROCESSING IS REQUIRED, CAN BE REFERRED TO IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU OBJECT, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA UNLESS WE CAN PROVIDE COMPELLING REASONS FOR THE PROCESSING THAT OCCURS YOUR INTERESTS, OBSERVES THE RIGHTS OBJECTION ACCORDING TO ART. 21 PARA. 1 GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA ARE PROCESSED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE EXTENT IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT ADVERTISING (OBJECTION ACCORDING TO ART. 21 (2) GDPR).

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In the event of violations of the GDPR, the data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of their habitual residence, their place of work or the place of the alleged violation. The right of appeal exists without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another person responsible, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the website operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http: //” to “https: //” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

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

Encrypted payment transactions on this website

If there is an obligation to provide us with your payment data (e.g. account number for direct debit authorization) after the conclusion of a fee-based contract, this data is required for payment processing.

Payment transactions using common means of payment (Visa / MasterCard, direct debit) are made exclusively via an encrypted SSL or TLS connection. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http: //” to “https: //” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

With encrypted communication, your payment data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, deletion and correction

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to correct or delete this data. You can contact us at any time if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You can contact us at any time for this purpose. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:

  • If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to check this. For the duration of the test, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
  • If the processing of your personal data happened / happens unlawfully, you can request the restriction of the data processing instead of the deletion.
  • If we no longer need your personal data, but you need them to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted instead of being deleted.
  • If you have lodged an objection in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR, your interests and ours must be weighed up. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data – apart from its storage – may only be used with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest processed by the European Union or a member state.

Objection to advertising emails

We hereby object to the use of the contact data published in the context of the imprint obligation for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.

4. Data collection on this website

Cookies

Our website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to your device. They are stored either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your device. Session cookies are automatically deleted after your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them yourself or your web browser automatically deletes them.

In some cases, cookies from third-party companies can also be stored on your device when you enter our website (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain third-party services (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).

Cookies have different functions. Numerous cookies are technically necessary because certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behavior or to display advertising.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or to provide certain functions you want (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping cart function) or to optimize the website (e.g. cookies to measure the web audience) are stored on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, unless a different legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the storage of the relevant cookies takes place exclusively on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR); the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Insofar as cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you of this separately within the framework of this data protection declaration and, if necessary, ask for your consent.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

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

This data will not be merged with other data sources.

This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of his website – the server log files must be recorded for this.

contact form

If you send us inquiries using the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

This data is processed on the basis of Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, provided that your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the inquiries sent to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this was queried.

The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

Inquiries by email, phone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request including all personal data derived from it (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

This data is processed on the basis of Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, provided that your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the inquiries sent to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this was queried.

The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.

Communication via WhatsApp

For communication with our customers and other third parties, we use the instant messaging service WhatsApp, among other things. The provider is WhatsApp Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Communication takes place via end-to-end encryption (peer-to-peer), which prevents WhatsApp or other third parties from gaining access to the communication content. WhatsApp, however, receives access to metadata that arise in the course of the communication process (e.g. sender, recipient and time). We would also like to point out that WhatsApp says it shares personal data of its users with its US-based parent company Facebook. Further details on data processing can be found in WhatsApp’s privacy policy at: https://www.whatsapp.com/legal/#privacy-policy.

WhatsApp is used on the basis of our legitimate interest in the fastest and most effective communication possible with customers, interested parties and other business and contractual partners (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). If a corresponding consent has been requested, the data processing takes place exclusively on the basis of the consent; this can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.

The communication content exchanged between and on WhatsApp remains with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

We use WhatsApp in the “WhatsApp Business” variant.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.whatsapp.com/legal/business-data-transfer-addendum.

We have set our WhatsApp accounts so that it does not automatically compare data with the address book on the smartphones in use.

We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider.

Calendly

You can make appointments with us on our website. We use the “Calendly” tool to book appointments. The provider is Calendly LLC, 271 17th St NW, 10th Floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30363, USA (hereinafter “Calendly”).

For the purpose of booking an appointment, enter the requested data and the desired date in the mask provided. The data entered will be used for planning, implementation and, if necessary, for the follow-up to the appointment. The appointment data is stored for us on the Calendly servers, whose data protection declaration can be viewed here: https://calendly.com/de/pages/privacy.

The data you have entered will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies. Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in making appointments with interested parties and customers as uncomplicated as possible. If consent has been requested, Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR is the legal basis for data processing; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://calendly.com/pages/dpa.

Order processing

We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract stipulated by data protection law, which ensures that it processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

Registration on this website

You can register on this website in order to use additional functions on the site. We use the data entered for this purpose only for the purpose of using the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be given in full. Otherwise we will refuse the registration.

For important changes, for example in the scope of the offer or for technically necessary changes, we will use the e-mail address given during registration to inform you in this way.

The data entered during registration are processed for the purpose of implementing the user relationship established by the registration and, if necessary, for the initiation of further contracts (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR).

The data recorded during registration will be stored by us as long as you are registered on this website and will then be deleted. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

Registration with Google

Instead of registering directly on this website, you can register with Google. The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

To register with Google, all you have to do is enter your Google name and password. Google will identify you and confirm your identity to our website.

If you log in with Google, we may be able to use certain information on your account to complete your profile with us. You decide whether and which information this is in the context of your Google security settings, which you can find here: https://myaccount.google.com/security and https://myaccount.google.com/permissions.

The data processing that goes hand in hand with the Google registration is based on our legitimate interest in making the registration process as simple as possible for our users (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). Since the use of the registration function is voluntary and the users themselves can decide on the respective access options, no conflicting overriding rights of the data subjects are evident.

ProvenExpert

We have included ProvenExpert rating seals on this website. The provider is Expert Systems AG, Quedlinburger Str. 1, 10589 Berlin, https://www.provenexpert.com.

The ProvenExpert seal enables us to present customer ratings that ProvenExpert has given about our company in a seal on our website. When you visit our website, a connection with ProvenExpert is established so that ProvenExpert can determine that you have visited our website. ProvenExpert also records your language settings in order to display the seal in the selected national language.

ProvenExpert is used on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in presenting customer reviews as comprehensibly as possible. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

5. Social media

Facebook plugins (like & share button)

Plugins of the social network Facebook are integrated on this website. The provider of this service is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. According to Facebook, the data collected will also be transferred to the USA and other third countries.

You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on this website. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE.

When you visit this website, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plug-in. Facebook receives the information that you have visited this website with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of this website to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to assign your visit to this website to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or of how it is used by Facebook. You can find more information on this in Facebook’s data protection declaration at: https://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.

If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to this website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

The Facebook plugins are used on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in social media. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Insofar as personal data is collected on our website with the help of the tool described here and forwarded to Facebook, we and Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland are jointly responsible for this data processing (Art. 26 GDPR ). The joint responsibility is limited exclusively to the collection of the data and its transfer to Facebook. The processing carried out by Facebook after the forwarding is not part of the shared responsibility. The obligations we have jointly have been set out in an agreement on joint processing. The wording of the agreement can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum. According to this agreement, we are responsible for providing data protection information when using the Facebook tool and for implementing the tool on our website in a manner that is secure under data protection law. Facebook is responsible for the data security of Facebook products. You can assert the rights of data subjects (e.g. requests for information) with regard to the data processed on Facebook directly on Facebook. If you assert your data subject rights with us, we are obliged to forward them to Facebook.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendumhttps://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381 and https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

Instagram plugin

Functions of the Instagram service are integrated on this website. These functions are offered by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland.

If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the contents of this website to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. This enables Instagram to assign your visit to this website to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or its use by Instagram.

The storage and analysis of the data takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in social media. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Insofar as personal data is collected on our website with the help of the tool described here and forwarded to Facebook or Instagram, we and Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland are jointly responsible for this data processing (Art . 26 GDPR). The joint responsibility is limited exclusively to the collection of the data and its transfer to Facebook or Instagram. The processing by Facebook or Instagram after the forwarding is not part of the joint responsibility. The obligations we have jointly have been set out in an agreement on joint processing. The wording of the agreement can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum. According to this agreement, we are responsible for providing data protection information when using the Facebook or Instagram tool and for implementing the tool on our website in a manner that is secure under data protection law. Facebook is responsible for the data security of Facebook and Instagram products. You can assert the rights of data subjects (e.g. requests for information) with regard to the data processed on Facebook or Instagram directly on Facebook. If you assert your data subject rights with us, we are obliged to forward them to Facebook.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendumhttps://help.instagram.com/519522125107875 and https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381.

You can find more information on this in Instagram’s privacy policy: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

LinkedIn plugin

This website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time a page on this website that contains LinkedIn functions is accessed, a connection to the LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited this website with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to assign your visit to this website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or of how it is used by LinkedIn.

The use of the LinkedIn plug-in is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in social media. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/62538/datenubertragung-aus-der-eu-dem-ewr-und-der-schweiz?lang=de

For more information, see the LinkedIn privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

XING plugin

This website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is New Work SE, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time you visit one of our pages that contains XING functions, a connection to the XING servers is established. To the best of our knowledge, personal data is not saved. In particular, no IP addresses are saved or usage behavior is evaluated.

The storage and analysis of the data takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in social media. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Further information on data protection and the XING Share button can be found in XING’s data protection declaration at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

6. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Tag Manager

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

The Google Tag Manager is a tool with the help of which we can integrate tracking or statistics tools and other technologies on our website. The Google Tag Manager itself does not create any user profiles, does not save cookies and does not carry out any independent analyzes. It is only used to manage and play out the tools integrated via it. However, the Google Tag Manager records your IP address, which can also be transferred to the parent company of Google in the United States.

The Google Tag Manager is used on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the quick and easy integration and management of various tools on his website. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics enables the website operator to analyze the behavior of website visitors. The website operator receives various usage data, such as B. page views, length of stay, operating systems used and origin of the user. This data may be summarized by Google in a profile that is assigned to the respective user or their device.

Furthermore, we can use Google Analytics to record your mouse and scroll movements and clicks, among other things. Furthermore, Google Analytics uses various modeling approaches to supplement the recorded data sets and uses machine learning technologies for data analysis.

Google Analytics uses technologies that enable the user to be recognized for the purpose of analyzing user behavior (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). The information collected by Google about the use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

This analysis tool is used on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.

Browser plugin

You can prevent Google from collecting and processing your data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in the Google Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Google signals

We use Google signals. When you visit our website, Google Analytics records, among other things, your location, search history and YouTube history as well as demographic data (visitor data). This data can be used for personalized advertising with the help of Google Signal. If you have a Google account, the Google Signal visitor data will be linked to your Google account and used for personalized advertising messages. The data is also used to create anonymized statistics on the user behavior of our users.

Order processing

We have concluded an order processing contract with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Storage period

Data stored by Google at user and event level that are linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) are anonymized after 2 months or deleted. You can find details on this under the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=de

WordPress statistics

This website uses “WordPress Statistics” to statistically evaluate visitor access. The provider is Aut O’Mattic A8C Ireland Ltd., Business Center, No.1 Lower Mayor Street, International Financial Services Center, Dublin 1, Ireland, whose parent company is based in the USA.

WordPress Statistics uses technologies that enable the user to be recognized for the purpose of analyzing user behavior (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). For analysis, WordPress Statistics records log files (referrer, IP address, browser, etc.), the origin of the website visitors (country, city) and what actions they have taken on the site (e.g. clicks, views, downloads). The information collected in this way about the use of this website is stored on servers in the USA. Your IP address will be anonymized after processing and before storage.

This analysis tool is used on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymized analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://automattic.com/de/privacy/.

WP Statistics

This website uses the WP Statistics analysis tool to statistically evaluate visitor access. The provider is Veronalabs, ARENCO Tower, 27th Floor, Dubai Media City, Dubai, Dubai 23816, UAE (https://veronalabs.com).

With WP Statistics we can analyze the use of our website. WP Statistics records, among other things, log files (IP address, referrer, browser used, origin of the user, search engine used) and actions that website visitors have made on the page (e.g. clicks and views).

The data recorded with WP Statistics is stored exclusively on our own server.

This analysis tool is used on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the anonymous analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both our website and our advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Google Ads

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

Google Ads enables us to display advertisements in the Google search engine or on third-party websites if the user enters certain search terms on Google (keyword targeting). In addition, targeted advertisements can be displayed based on the user data available on Google (e.g. location data and interests) (target group targeting). As the website operator, we can quantitatively evaluate this data, for example by analyzing which search terms led to our advertisements being displayed and how many advertisements led to the corresponding clicks.

The use of Google Ads is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in marketing his service products as effectively as possible.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.

7. Newsletter

Newsletter data

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

MailChimp with success measurement deactivated

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

MailChimp is a service that can be used to organize the sending of newsletters, among other things. If you enter data for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter (e.g. email address), it will be stored on MailChimp’s servers in the USA. We have deactivated the success measurement at Mailchimp, so that Mailchimp will not evaluate your behavior when opening our newsletter.

If you do not want your data to be transferred to Mailchimp, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a link for this in every newsletter message.

The data processing takes place on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you have stored with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from the newsletter distribution list after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. This does not affect data that we have saved for other purposes.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://mailchimp.com/eu-us-data-transfer-statement/ and https://mailchimp.com/legal/data-processing-addendum/#Annex_C_-_Standard_Contractual_Clauses.

After you have been removed from the newsletter distribution list, your email address may be stored in a blacklist by us or the newsletter service provider in order to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist will only be used for this purpose and will not be merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in compliance with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). The storage in the blacklist is not limited in time. You can object to the storage provided that your interests outweigh our legitimate interests.

For more information, see MailChimp’s privacy policy at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/.

Order processing

We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract stipulated by data protection law, which ensures that it processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

8. Plugins and Tools

YouTube with extended data protection

This website integrates videos from YouTube. The operator of the website is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

We use YouTube in the extended data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, the transfer of data to YouTube partners is not necessarily excluded by the extended data protection mode. This is how YouTube connects to the Google DoubleClick network regardless of whether you are watching a video.

As soon as you start a YouTube video on this website, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. The YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Furthermore, after starting a video, YouTube can save various cookies on your device or use comparable recognition technologies (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way, YouTube can receive information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve user-friendliness and prevent attempted fraud.

If necessary, further data processing operations can be triggered after the start of a YouTube video, over which we have no influence.

YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

You can find more information about data protection at YouTube in their data protection declaration at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Vimeo

This website uses plugins from the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

If you visit one of our pages with a Vimeo video, a connection to the Vimeo servers will be established. The Vimeo server is informed which of our pages you have visited. Vimeo also obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have a Vimeo account. The information recorded by Vimeo is transmitted to the Vimeo server in the USA.

If you are logged into your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

Vimeo uses cookies or comparable recognition technologies (e.g. device fingerprinting) to recognize website visitors.

Vimeo is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission and, according to Vimeo, on “legitimate business interests”. Details can be found here: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Further information on the handling of user data can be found in Vimeo’s data protection declaration at: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Google Web Fonts

This page uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to the Google servers. This gives Google knowledge that this website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google WebFonts is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the uniform representation of the typeface on his website. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.

For more information on Google Web Fonts, see https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Adobe fonts

This website uses Adobe web fonts for the uniform display of certain fonts. The provider is Adobe Systems Incorporated, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704, USA (Adobe).

When you visit this website, your browser loads the required fonts directly from Adobe in order to be able to display them correctly on your device. Your browser establishes a connection to Adobe’s servers in the USA. This gives Adobe knowledge that this website has been accessed via your IP address. According to Adobe, no cookies are stored when the fonts are provided.

The storage and analysis of the data takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the uniform representation of the typeface on his website. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/eudatatransfers.html.

You can find more information about Adobe Fonts at: https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/policies/adobe-fonts.html.

You can find Adobe’s privacy policy at: https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/policy.html

Google Maps

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

To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. If Google Maps is activated, Google can use Google Web Fonts for the purpose of uniformly displaying the fonts. When you call up Google Maps, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy findability of the places we have indicated on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/ and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/sccs/.

You can find more information on handling user data in Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

OpenStreetMap

We use the map service of OpenStreetMap (OSM). The provider is the Open Street Map Foundation (OSMF), 132 Maney Hill Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1JU, United Kingdom.

When you visit a website on which OpenStreetMap is integrated, your IP address and other information about your behavior on this website are forwarded to the OSMF. OpenStreetMap may save cookies in your browser or use comparable recognition technologies.

Your location can also be recorded if you do this in your device settings – e.g. B. on your mobile phone. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. Details can be found in the data protection declaration of OpenStreetMap under the following link: https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy.

The use of OpenStreetMap takes place in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy findability of the places indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. . 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Google reCAPTCHA

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

The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether data is entered on this website (e.g. in a contact form) by a person or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, length of stay of the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis are forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyzes run completely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place.

The storage and analysis of the data takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting his web offers from abusive automated spying and from SPAM. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA, see the Google Privacy Policy and the Google Terms of Use under the following links: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de and https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=de.

Wordfence

We have integrated Wordfence on this website. The provider is Defiant Inc., Defiant, Inc., 800 5th Ave Ste 4100, Seattle, WA 98104, USA (hereinafter Wordfence).

Wordfence serves to protect our website from unwanted access or malicious cyber attacks. For this purpose, our website establishes a permanent connection to the Wordfence servers so that Wordfence can compare its databases with the accesses made on our website and, if necessary, block them.

Wordfence is used on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting his website from cyberattacks as effectively as possible. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.wordfence.com/help/general-data-protection-regulation/.

Order processing

We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract stipulated by data protection law, which ensures that it processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

tawk.to

We use tawk.to, inc., 187 E Warm Springs Rd, SB298, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119, USA (hereinafter: “tawk.to”) to process user inquiries via our support channels or live chat systems.

Messages that you send to us can be saved in the tawk.to ticket system or answered by our employees in live chat. Furthermore, with the help of tawk.to we can determine, among other things, which region the inquirer comes from, how long he has been communicating with us and how satisfied he is with the course of communication.

The messages sent to us remain with us until you ask us to delete them or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – especially retention periods – remain unaffected.

The use of tawk.to is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in processing your inquiries as quickly, reliably and efficiently as possible. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.tawk.to/privacy-policy/ and https://www.tawk.to/data-protection/gdpr/.

Further information can be found in the privacy policy of tawk.to: https://www.tawk.to/privacy-policy/ and https://www.tawk.to/data-protection/.

Order processing

We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract stipulated by data protection law, which ensures that it processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

Zapier

We have integrated Zapier on this website. The provider is Zapier Inc., Market St. #62411, San Francisco, CA 94104-5401, USA (hereinafter Zapier).

Zapier enables us to link various functionalities, databases and tools with our website and to synchronize them with one another. In this way, it is possible, for example, to automatically play content that we publish on our website on our social media channels or to export content from marketing and analysis tools. Depending on the functionality, Zapier can also collect various personal data.

Zapier is used on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in integrating the tools used as effectively as possible. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://zapier.com/tos.

Order processing

We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract stipulated by data protection law, which ensures that it processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

9. Online Marketing and Affiliate Programs

Affiliate programs on this website

The website operator participates in affiliate partner programs. If you click on an advertisement on our website that participates in the partner program and then make a transaction (e.g. a purchase), we receive remuneration for this from our affiliate partners. For this it is necessary that our affiliate partners can identify you and understand that you came across the respective product through the advertisement placed with us and made the predefined transaction. For this, our affiliate partners use cookies or comparable recognition technologies (e.g. device fingerprinting).

The storage and analysis of the data takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the correct calculation of his affiliate fee. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

10. eCommerce and Payment Providers

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process and use personal data only insofar as they are necessary for the establishment, content or change of the legal relationship (inventory data). This is done on the basis of Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data on the use of this website (usage data) only insofar as this is necessary to enable the user to use the service or to bill.

The customer data collected will be deleted after the order has been completed or the business relationship has ended. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

Data transfer when concluding a contract for online shops, dealers and dispatch of goods

When you order goods from us, we pass on your personal data to the transport company entrusted with the delivery and to the payment service provider commissioned with the payment processing. Only the data that the respective service provider needs to fulfill his task is given out. The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows data to be processed to fulfill a contract or to take steps prior to entering into a contract. If you have given your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. ; You can withdraw your consent at any time.

Data transfer when concluding a contract for services and digital content

We only transmit personal data to third parties if this is necessary in the context of contract processing, for example to the credit institute commissioned with the processing of payments.

A further transmission of the data does not take place or only if you have expressly consented to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, e.g. for advertising purposes.

The basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows data to be processed to fulfill a contract or to take steps prior to entering into a contract.

Payment services

We integrate payment services from third-party companies on our website. When you make a purchase from us, your payment data (e.g. name, payment amount, account details, credit card number) will be processed by the payment service provider for the purpose of payment processing. The respective contract and data protection provisions of the respective provider apply to these transactions. The payment service providers are used on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR (contract processing) and in the interest of a smooth, convenient and secure payment process (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). Insofar as your consent is requested for certain actions, Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR is the legal basis for data processing; Consents can be revoked at any time for the future.

We use the following payment services / payment service providers on this website:

PayPal

The provider of this payment service is PayPal (Europe) S.à.rl et Cie, SCA, 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter “PayPal”).

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/pocpsa-full.

Details can be found in PayPal’s privacy policy: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

Klarna

The provider is Klarna AB, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden (hereinafter “Klarna”). Klarna offers various payment options (e.g. installment purchase). If you decide to pay with Klarna (Klarna checkout solution), Klarna will collect various personal data from you. Klarna uses cookies to optimize the use of the Klarna checkout solution. Details on the use of Klarna cookies can be found at the following link: https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/policy/cookie/de_de/checkout.pdf.

You can read details on this in Klarna’s data protection declaration under the following link: https://www.klarna.com/de/datenschutz/.

Paydirect

The provider of this payment service is Paydirekt GmbH, Hamburger Allee 26-28, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (hereinafter “Paydirekt”). If you make the payment using Paydirekt, Paydirekt collects various transaction data and forwards them to the bank with which you are registered with Paydirekt. In addition to the data required for payment, Paydirekt may collect additional data such as B. Delivery address or individual items in the shopping cart. Paydirekt then authenticates the transaction using the authentication procedure stored at the bank for this purpose. The payment amount will then be transferred from your account to our account. Neither we nor third parties have access to your account details. Details on paying with Paydirekt can be found in Paydirekt’s terms and conditions and data protection provisions at: https://www.paydirekt.de/agb/index.html.

Instant bank transfer

The provider of this payment service is Sofort GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich (hereinafter “Sofort GmbH”). With the help of the “Sofortüberweisung” procedure, we receive a real-time payment confirmation from Sofort GmbH and can immediately begin to meet our obligations. If you have decided on the “Sofortüberweisung” payment method, send the PIN and a valid TAN to Sofort GmbH, which can be used to log into your online banking account. Sofort GmbH automatically checks your account balance after logging in and carries out the transfer to us with the help of the TAN you transmitted. It then immediately sends us a transaction confirmation. After logging in, your sales, the credit line of the overdraft facility and the existence of other accounts and their stocks are automatically checked. In addition to the PIN and TAN, the payment data you have entered and your personal data are also transmitted to Sofort GmbH. Your personal data is your first and last name, address, telephone number (s), email address, IP address and any other data required for payment processing. The transmission of this data is necessary to establish your identity beyond doubt and to prevent attempted fraud. You can find details on payment with Sofortüberweisung from the following links: https://www.sofort.de/datenschutz.html and https://www.klarna.com/sofort/.

giropay

The provider of this payment service is paydirekt GmbH, Stephanstrasse 14 – 16, 60313 Frankfurt am Main (hereinafter “giropay”).

Details can be found in giropay’s data protection declaration: https://www.paydirekt.de/agb/index.html.

American Express

The provider of this payment service is American Express Europe SA, Theodor-Heuss-Allee 112, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (hereinafter “American Express”).

American Express can transmit data to its parent company in the USA. The data transfer to the USA is based on the Binding Corporate Rules. Details can be found here: https://www.americanexpress.com/en-pl/company/legal/privacy-centre/european-implementing-principles/.

Further information can be found in the American Express data protection declaration: https://www.americanexpress.com/de/legal/online-datenschutzerklarung.html.

Mastercard

The provider of this payment service is Mastercard Europe SA, Chaussée de Tervuren 198A, B-1410 Waterloo, Belgium (hereinafter “Mastercard”).

Mastercard can transfer data to its parent company in the USA. Data transfer to the USA is based on Mastercard’s Binding Corporate Rules. Details can be found here: https://www.mastercard.de/de-de/datenschutz.html and https://www.mastercard.us/content/dam/mccom/global/documents/mastercard-bcrs.pdf.

VISA

The provider of this payment service is Visa Europe Services Inc., London Branch, 1 Sheldon Square, London W2 6TT, Great Britain (hereinafter “VISA”).

Great Britain is considered a third country that is safe under data protection law. This means that Great Britain has a level of data protection that corresponds to the level of data protection in the European Union.

VISA can transfer data to its parent company in the USA. The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.visa.de/nutzungsbedingungen/visa-globale-datenschutzmitteilung/mitteilung-zu-zustandigkeitsfragen-fur-den-ewr.html.

Further information can be found in the VISA data protection declaration: https://www.visa.de/nutzungsbedingungen/visa-privacy-center.html.

11. Audio and video conferencing

Data processing

We use online conference tools for communication with our customers. The individual tools we use are listed below. If you communicate with us via video or audio conference via the Internet, your personal data will be recorded and processed by us and the provider of the respective conference tool.

The conference tools collect all data that you provide / use to use the tools (email address and / or your telephone number). The conference tools also process the duration of the conference, start and end (time) of participation in the conference, number of participants and other “context information” in connection with the communication process (metadata).

In addition, the tool provider processes all technical data that is required to process online communication. This includes in particular IP addresses, MAC addresses, device IDs, device type, operating system type and version, client version, camera type, microphone or loudspeaker as well as the type of connection.

If content is exchanged, uploaded or made available in any other way within the tool, it is also stored on the servers of the tool provider. Such content includes in particular cloud recordings, chat / instant messages, voicemails, uploaded photos and videos, files, whiteboards and other information that is shared while using the service.

Please note that we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the tools used. Our options are largely based on the company policy of the respective provider. Further information on data processing by the conference tools can be found in the data protection declarations of the tools used, which we have listed under this text.

Purpose and legal basis

The conference tools are used to communicate with prospective or existing contractual partners or to offer certain services to our customers (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR). Furthermore, the use of the tools serves to generally simplify and accelerate communication with us or our company (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). If consent has been requested, the relevant tools are used on the basis of this consent; the consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.

Storage period

The data collected directly by us via the video and conference tools will be deleted from our systems as soon as you ask us to delete them, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies. Saved cookies remain on your device until you delete them. Mandatory statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

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

Conference tools used

We use the following conference tools:

zoom

We use zoom. The provider of this service is Zoom Communications Inc., San Jose, 55 Almaden Boulevard, 6th Floor, San Jose, CA 95113, USA. Details on data processing can be found in Zoom’s privacy policy: https://zoom.us/de-de/privacy.html.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://zoom.us/de-de/privacy.html.

Order processing

We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract stipulated by data protection law, which ensures that it processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

Skype for Business

We use Skype for Business. The provider is Skype Communications SARL, 23-29 Rives de Clausen, L-2165 Luxembourg. Details on data processing can be found in Skype’s privacy policy: https://privacy.microsoft.com/de-de/privacystatement/.

Order processing

We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract stipulated by data protection law, which ensures that it processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

Microsoft Teams

We use Microsoft Teams. The provider is Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA. Details on data processing can be found in the Microsoft Teams privacy policy: https://privacy.microsoft.com/de-de/privacystatement.

Order processing

We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract stipulated by data protection law, which ensures that it processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

Google Hangouts

We use Google Hangouts. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Details on data processing can be found in the Google Hangouts privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Order processing

We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract stipulated by data protection law, which ensures that it processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

Google Meet

We use Google Meet. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Details on data processing can be found in Google’s data protection declaration: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Order processing

We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract stipulated by data protection law, which ensures that it processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

12. Own services

Handling of applicant data

We offer you the opportunity to apply to us (e.g. by email, post or via the online application form). In the following, we will inform you about the scope, purpose and use of your personal data collected during the application process. We assure you that your data will be collected, processed and used in accordance with the applicable data protection law and all other statutory provisions and that your data will be treated as strictly confidential.

Scope and purpose of the data collection

If you send us an application, we process your related personal data (e.g. contact and communication data, application documents, notes in the context of job interviews, etc.), insofar as this is necessary to decide on the establishment of an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is § 26 BDSG according to German law (initiation of an employment relationship), Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR (general contract initiation) and – if you have given your consent – Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR. The consent can be withdrawn at any time. Your personal data will only be passed on to persons within our company who are involved in processing your application.

If the application is successful, the data you submit will be stored in our data processing systems on the basis of Section 26 of the Federal Data Protection Act and Article 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR for the purpose of carrying out the employment relationship.

Retention period of the data

If we cannot make you a job offer, you reject a job offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the right to store the data you have transmitted on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR) for up to 6 months to be kept with us from the end of the application process (rejection or withdrawal of the application). The data will then be deleted and the physical application documents destroyed. The storage serves in particular for evidence purposes in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required after the 6-month period has expired (e.g. due to an impending or pending legal dispute), it will only be deleted when the purpose for further storage no longer applies.

Longer storage can also take place if you have given your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR) or if statutory retention requirements prevent deletion.

Admission to the applicant pool

If we do not make you a job offer, you may be able to be included in our pool of applicants. In the event of admission, all documents and information from the application will be transferred to the applicant pool in order to contact you in the event of suitable vacancies.

The inclusion in the applicant pool takes place exclusively on the basis of your express consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). Giving your consent is voluntary and has no relation to the current application process. The person concerned can revoke his consent at any time. In this case, the data will be irrevocably deleted from the applicant pool, provided there are no legal reasons for retention.

The data from the applicant pool will be irrevocably deleted no later than two years after consent has been given.

OneDrive

We have integrated OneDrive on this website. The provider is Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA (hereinafter “OneDrive”).

OneDrive enables us to include an upload area on our website where you can upload content. When you upload content, it is stored on the OneDrive servers. When you enter our website, a connection to OneDrive is also established so that OneDrive can determine that you have visited our website.

OneDrive is used on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in a reliable upload area on his website. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Order processing

We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract stipulated by data protection law, which ensures that it processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

Google Drive

We have integrated Google Drive on this website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Drive enables us to include an upload area on our website in which you can upload content. When you upload content, it is stored on the Google Drive servers. When you enter our website, a connection to Google Drive is also established so that Google Drive can determine that you have visited our website.

The use of Google Drive is based on Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in a reliable upload area on his website. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Order processing

We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract stipulated by data protection law, which ensures that it processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.