Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General information

The fol­lowing infor­ma­ti­on will pro­vi­de you with an easy to navi­ga­te over­view of what will hap­pen with your per­so­nal data when you visit this web­site. The term “per­so­nal data” com­pri­ses all data that can be used to per­so­nal­ly iden­ti­fy you. For detail­ed infor­ma­ti­on about the sub­ject mat­ter of data pro­tec­tion, plea­se con­sult our Data Pro­tec­tion Decla­ra­ti­on, which we have inclu­ded bene­ath this copy.

Data recording on this website

Who is the respon­si­ble par­ty for the record­ing of data on this web­site (i.e. the “con­trol­ler”)?

The data on this web­site is pro­ces­sed by the ope­ra­tor of the web­site, who­se con­ta­ct infor­ma­ti­on is avail­ab­le under sec­tion “Infor­ma­ti­on Requi­red by Law” on this website.

How do we record your data?

We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be infor­ma­ti­on you enter into our con­ta­ct form.

Other data shall be recor­ded by our IT sys­tems auto­ma­ti­cal­ly or after you con­sent to its record­ing during your web­site visit. This data com­pri­ses pri­ma­ri­ly tech­ni­cal infor­ma­ti­on (e.g. web brow­ser, ope­ra­ting sys­tem or time the site was acces­sed). This infor­ma­ti­on is recor­ded auto­ma­ti­cal­ly when you access this website.

What are the pur­po­ses we use your data for?

A por­ti­on of the infor­ma­ti­on is gene­ra­ted to gua­ran­tee the error free pro­vi­si­on of the web­site. Other data may be used to ana­ly­ze your user patterns.

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

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

Plea­se do not hesi­ta­te to con­ta­ct us at any time under the address dis­c­lo­sed in sec­tion “Infor­ma­ti­on Requi­red by Law” on this web­site if you have ques­ti­ons about this or any other data pro­tec­tion rela­ted issues.

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties

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

For detail­ed infor­ma­ti­on about the­se ana­ly­sis pro­grams plea­se con­sult our Data Pro­tec­tion Decla­ra­ti­on below.

2. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

External Hosting

This web­site is hos­ted by an exter­nal ser­vice pro­vi­der (host). Per­so­nal data collec­ted on this web­site are stored on the ser­vers of the host. The­se may inclu­de, but are not limi­ted to, IP addres­ses, con­ta­ct requests, meta­da­ta and com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons, con­tract infor­ma­ti­on, con­ta­ct infor­ma­ti­on, names, web page access, and other data gene­ra­ted through a web site.

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

Our host will only pro­cess your data to the extent necessa­ry to ful­fil its per­for­mance obli­ga­ti­ons and to fol­low our inst­ruc­tions with respect to such data.

Exe­cu­ti­on of a con­tract data pro­ces­sing agreement

In order to gua­ran­tee pro­ces­sing in com­pli­an­ce with data pro­tec­tion regu­la­ti­ons, we have con­clu­ded an order pro­ces­sing con­tract with our host.

3. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The ope­ra­tors of this web­site and its pages take the pro­tec­tion of your per­so­nal data very serious­ly. Hence, we hand­le your per­so­nal data as con­fi­den­ti­al infor­ma­ti­on and in com­pli­an­ce with the sta­tu­to­ry data pro­tec­tion regu­la­ti­ons and this Data Pro­tec­tion Declaration.

Whenever you use this web­site, a varie­ty of per­so­nal infor­ma­ti­on will be collec­ted. Per­so­nal data com­pri­ses data that can be used to per­so­nal­ly iden­ti­fy you. This Data Pro­tec­tion Decla­ra­ti­on exp­lains which data we collect as well as the pur­po­ses we use this data for. It also exp­lains how, and for which pur­po­se the infor­ma­ti­on is collected.

We here­with advi­se you that the trans­mis­si­on of data via the Inter­net (i.e. through e‑mail com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons) may be pro­ne to secu­ri­ty gaps. It is not pos­si­ble to com­ple­te­ly pro­tect data against third par­ty access.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)

The data pro­ces­sing con­trol­ler on this web­site is:

Sebas­ti­an Zwicker
Guten­berg­stras­se 42
24118 Kiel

Pho­ne: +4915776343593
E‑mail: hello@sebastianzwicker.com

The con­trol­ler is the natu­ral per­son or legal enti­ty that sin­gle-han­ded­ly or joint­ly with others makes decisi­ons as to the pur­po­ses of and resour­ces for the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data (e.g. names, e‑mail addres­ses, etc.).

Information on data transfer to the USA

Our web­site uses, in par­ti­cu­lar, tools from com­pa­nies based in the USA. When the­se tools are acti­ve, your per­so­nal infor­ma­ti­on may be trans­fer­red to the US ser­vers of the­se com­pa­nies. We must point out that the USA is not a safe third coun­try wit­hin the mea­ning of EU data pro­tec­tion law. US com­pa­nies are requi­red to release per­so­nal data to secu­ri­ty aut­ho­ri­ties without you as the data sub­ject being able to take legal action against this. The pos­si­bi­li­ty can­not the­re­fo­re be exclu­ded that US aut­ho­ri­ties (e.g. secret ser­vices) may pro­cess, eva­lua­te and per­ma­nent­ly store your data on US ser­vers for moni­to­ring pur­po­ses.  We have no influ­ence over the­se pro­ces­sing activities.

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide ran­ge of data pro­ces­sing tran­sac­tions are pos­si­ble only sub­ject to your express con­sent. You can also revo­ke at any time any con­sent you have alrea­dy given us. This shall be without pre­ju­di­ce to the law­ful­ness of any data collec­tion that occur­red pri­or to your revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

IN THE EVENT THAT DATA ARE PROCESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 SECT. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR UNIQUE SITUATION. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. TO DETERMINE THE LEGAL BASIS, ON WHICH ANY PROCESSING OF DATA IS BASED, PLEASE CONSULT THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU LOG AN OBJECTION, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE ARE IN A POSITION TO PRESENT COMPELLING PROTECTION WORTHY GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA, THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR IF THE PURPOSE OF THE PROCESSING IS THE CLAIMING, EXERCISING OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 1 GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS BEING PROCESSED IN ORDER TO ENGAGE IN DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS AFFILIATED WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 2 GDPR).

Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of vio­la­ti­ons of the GDPR, data sub­jects are enti­t­led to log a com­p­laint with a super­vi­so­ry agen­cy, in par­ti­cu­lar in the mem­ber sta­te whe­re they usual­ly main­tain their domic­i­le, place of work or at the place whe­re the alle­ged vio­la­ti­on occur­red. The right to log a com­p­laint is in effect regard­less of any other admi­nis­tra­ti­ve or court pro­cee­dings avail­ab­le as legal recourses.

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we auto­ma­ti­cal­ly pro­cess on the basis of your con­sent or in order to ful­fil a con­tract be han­ded over to you or a third par­ty in a com­mon­ly used, machi­ne read­a­ble for­mat. If you should demand the direct trans­fer of the data to ano­t­her con­trol­ler, this will be done only if it is tech­ni­cal­ly feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For secu­ri­ty rea­sons and to pro­tect the trans­mis­si­on of con­fi­den­ti­al con­tent, such as purcha­se orders or inqui­ries you sub­mit to us as the web­site ope­ra­tor, this web­site uses eit­her an SSL or a TLS encryp­ti­on pro­gram. You can reco­gni­ze an encryp­ted con­nec­tion by che­cking whe­ther the address line of the brow­ser swit­ches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearan­ce of the lock icon in the brow­ser line.

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

Information about, rectification and eradication of data

Wit­hin the scope of the app­li­ca­ble sta­tu­to­ry pro­vi­si­ons, you have the right to at any time demand infor­ma­ti­on about your archi­ved per­so­nal data, their source and reci­pi­ents as well as the pur­po­se of the pro­ces­sing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rec­ti­fied or era­di­ca­ted. If you have ques­ti­ons about this sub­ject mat­ter or any other ques­ti­ons about per­so­nal data, plea­se do not hesi­ta­te to con­ta­ct us at any time at the address pro­vi­ded in sec­tion “Infor­ma­ti­on Requi­red by Law.”

Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right to demand the impo­si­ti­on of restric­tions as far as the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data is con­cer­ned. To do so, you may con­ta­ct us at any time at the address pro­vi­ded in sec­tion “Infor­ma­ti­on Requi­red by Law.” The right to demand restric­tion of pro­ces­sing app­lies in the fol­lowing cases:

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

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

4. Recording of data on this website

Cookies

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

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

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

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

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

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

Server log files

The pro­vi­der of this web­site and its pages auto­ma­ti­cal­ly collects and stores infor­ma­ti­on in so-cal­led ser­ver log files, which your brow­ser com­mu­ni­ca­tes to us auto­ma­ti­cal­ly. The infor­ma­ti­on comprises:

  • The type and ver­si­on of brow­ser used
  • The used ope­ra­ting system
  • Refer­rer URL
  • The host­na­me of the acces­sing computer
  • The time of the ser­ver inquiry
  • The IP address

This data is not mer­ged with other data sources.

This data is recor­ded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The ope­ra­tor of the web­site has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in the tech­ni­cal­ly error free depic­tion and the opti­miz­a­ti­on of the operator’s web­site. In order to achie­ve this, ser­ver log files must be recorded.

Request by e‑mail, telephone or fax

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

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

The data sent by you to us via con­ta­ct requests remain with us until you request us to dele­te, revo­ke your con­sent to the sto­rage or the pur­po­se for the data sto­rage lap­ses (e.g. after com­ple­ti­on of your request). Man­da­to­ry sta­tu­to­ry pro­vi­si­ons — in par­ti­cu­lar sta­tu­to­ry reten­ti­on peri­ods — remain unaffected.

5. Social media

LinkedIn plug-in

This web­site uses func­tions of the Lin­kedIn net­work. The pro­vi­der is Lin­kedIn Cor­po­ra­ti­on, 2029 Stier­lin Court, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA.

Any time you access a page of this web­site that con­tains func­tions of Lin­kedIn, a con­nec­tion to LinkedIn’s ser­vers is estab­lis­hed. Lin­kedIn is noti­fied that you have visi­ted this web­site with your IP address. If you click on LinkedIn’s “Recom­mend” but­ton and are log­ged into your Lin­kedIn account at the time, Lin­kedIn will be in a posi­ti­on to allo­ca­te your visit to this web­site to your user account. We have to point out that we as the pro­vi­der of the web­sites do not have any know­ledge of the con­tent of the trans­fer­red data and its use by LinkedIn.

The use of the Lin­kedIn plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The ope­ra­tor of the web­site has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in being as visi­ble as pos­si­ble on social media. If a respec­ti­ve decla­ra­ti­on of con­sent has been obtai­ned, the data shall be pro­ces­sed exclu­si­ve­ly on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR. This decla­ra­ti­on of con­sent may be revo­ked at any time.

For fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on on this sub­ject, plea­se con­sult LinkedIn’s Data Pri­va­cy Decla­ra­ti­on at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

XING plug-in

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

Any time one of our sites/pages that con­tains func­tions of XING is acces­sed, a con­nec­tion with XING’s ser­vers is estab­lis­hed. As far as we know, this does not result in the archi­ving of any per­so­nal data. In par­ti­cu­lar, the ser­vice does not store any IP addres­ses or ana­ly­ze user patterns.

Data are stored and ana­ly­zed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The web­site ope­ra­tor has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in the hig­hest pos­si­ble visi­bi­li­ty on social media. If a respec­ti­ve decla­ra­ti­on of con­sent has been obtai­ned, the data will be pro­ces­sed exclu­si­ve­ly on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a DGDPR. Any such con­sent may be revo­ked at any time.

For more infor­ma­ti­on on data pro­tec­tion and the XING share but­ton plea­se con­sult the Data Pro­tec­tion Decla­ra­ti­on of Xing at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

6. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

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

Goog­le Ana­ly­tics enab­les the web­site ope­ra­tor to ana­ly­ze the beha­vi­or pat­terns of web­site visi­tors. To that end, the web­site ope­ra­tor recei­ves a varie­ty of user data, such as pages acces­sed, time spent on the page, the uti­li­zed ope­ra­ting sys­tem and the user’s ori­gin. Goog­le may con­so­li­da­te the­se data in a pro­fi­le that is allo­ca­ted to the respec­ti­ve user or the user’s device.

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

This ana­ly­sis tool is used on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The ope­ra­tor of this web­site has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in the ana­ly­sis of user pat­terns to opti­mi­ze both, the ser­vices offe­red online and the operator’s adver­ti­sing acti­vi­ties. If a cor­re­spon­ding agree­ment has been reques­ted (e.g. an agree­ment to the sto­rage of coo­kies), the pro­ces­sing takes place exclu­si­ve­ly on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agree­ment can be revo­ked at any time.

IP anony­miz­a­ti­on

On this web­site, we have acti­va­ted the IP anony­miz­a­ti­on func­tion. As a result, your IP address will be abbre­via­ted by Goog­le wit­hin the mem­ber sta­tes of the Euro­pean Uni­on or in other sta­tes that have rati­fied the Con­ven­ti­on on the Euro­pean Eco­no­mic Area pri­or to its trans­mis­si­on to the United Sta­tes. The full IP address will be trans­mit­ted to one of Google’s ser­vers in the United Sta­tes and abbre­via­ted the­re only in excep­tio­nal cases. On behalf of the ope­ra­tor of this web­site, Goog­le shall use this infor­ma­ti­on to ana­ly­ze your use of this web­site to gene­ra­te reports on web­site acti­vi­ties and to ren­der other ser­vices to the ope­ra­tor of this web­site that are rela­ted to the use of the web­site and the Inter­net. The IP address trans­mit­ted in con­junc­tion with Goog­le Ana­ly­tics from your brow­ser shall not be mer­ged with other data in Google’s possession.

Brow­ser plug-in

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

For more infor­ma­ti­on about the hand­ling of user data by Goog­le Ana­ly­tics, plea­se con­sult Google’s Data Pri­va­cy Decla­ra­ti­on at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Con­tract data processing

We have exe­cu­t­ed a con­tract data pro­ces­sing agree­ment with Goog­le and are imple­men­ting the strin­gent pro­vi­si­ons of the Ger­man data pro­tec­tion agen­ci­es to the ful­lest when using Goog­le Analytics.

Archi­ving period

Data on the user or inci­dent level stored by Goog­le lin­ked to coo­kies, user IDs or adver­ti­sing IDs (e.g. Dou­ble­Click coo­kies, Android adver­ti­sing ID) will be anony­mi­zed or dele­ted after 14 mon­th. For details plea­se click the fol­lowing link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=en

Mobi­le opt-out

If you are using this web­site on a mobi­le device, you can deac­ti­va­te Goog­le Ana­ly­tics by cli­cking on this but­ton: Dis­able Goog­le Analytics

 

Our social media appearances

Data processing through social networks

We main­tain publicly avail­ab­le pro­files in social net­works. The indi­vi­du­al social net­works we use can be found below.

Social net­works such as Face­book, Goog­le+ etc. can gene­ral­ly ana­ly­ze your user beha­vi­or com­pre­hen­si­ve­ly if you visit their web­site or a web­site with inte­gra­ted social media con­tent (e.g. like but­tons or ban­ner ads). When you visit our social media pages, nume­rous data pro­tec­tion-rele­vant pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons are trig­ge­red. In detail:

If you are log­ged in to your social media account and visit our social media page, the ope­ra­tor of the social media por­tal can assign this visit to your user account. Under cer­tain cir­cum­s­tan­ces, your per­so­nal data may also be recor­ded if you are not log­ged in or do not have an account with the respec­ti­ve social media por­tal. In this case, this data is collec­ted, for examp­le, via coo­kies stored on your device or by record­ing your IP address.

Using the data collec­ted in this way, the ope­ra­tors of the social media por­tals can crea­te user pro­files in which their pre­fe­ren­ces and inte­rests are stored. This way you can see inte­rest-based adver­ti­sing insi­de and out­side of your social media pre­sence. If you have an account with the social net­work, inte­rest-based adver­ti­sing can be dis­play­ed on any device you are log­ged in to or have log­ged in to.

Plea­se also note that we can­not retrace all pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons on the social media por­tals. Depen­ding on the pro­vi­der, addi­tio­nal pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons may the­re­fo­re be car­ri­ed out by the ope­ra­tors of the social media por­tals. Details can be found in the terms of use and pri­va­cy poli­cy of the respec­ti­ve social media portals.

Legal basis

Our social media appearan­ces should ensu­re the widest pos­si­ble pre­sence on the Inter­net. This is a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest wit­hin the mea­ning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The ana­ly­sis pro­ces­ses initia­ted by the social net­works may be based on diver­gent legal bases to be spe­ci­fied by the ope­ra­tors of the social net­works (e.g. con­sent wit­hin the mea­ning of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR).

Respon­si­bi­li­ty and asser­ti­on of rights

If you visit one of our social media sites (e.g., Face­book), we, tog­e­ther with the ope­ra­tor of the social media plat­form, are respon­si­ble for the data pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons trig­ge­red during this visit. You can in princip­le pro­tect your rights (infor­ma­ti­on, cor­rec­tion, dele­ti­on, limi­ta­ti­on of pro­ces­sing, data por­ta­bi­li­ty and com­p­laint) vis-à-vis us as well as vis-à-vis the ope­ra­tor of the respec­ti­ve social media por­tal (e.g. Facebook).

Plea­se note that des­pi­te the shared respon­si­bi­li­ty with the social media por­tal ope­ra­tors, we do not have full influ­ence on the data pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons of the social media por­tals. Our opti­ons are deter­mi­ned by the com­pa­ny poli­cy of the respec­ti­ve provider.

Sto­rage time

The data collec­ted direct­ly from us via the social media pre­sence will be dele­ted from our sys­tems as soon as the pur­po­se for their sto­rage lap­ses, you ask us to dele­te it, you revo­ke your con­sent to the sto­rage or the pur­po­se for the data sto­rage lap­ses. Stored coo­kies remain on your device until you dele­te them. Man­da­to­ry sta­tu­to­ry pro­vi­si­ons — in par­ti­cu­lar, reten­ti­on peri­ods — remain unaffected.

We have no con­trol over the sto­rage dura­ti­on of your data that are stored by the social net­work ope­ra­tors for their own pur­po­ses. For details, plea­se con­ta­ct the social net­work ope­ra­tors direct­ly (e.g. in their pri­va­cy poli­cy, see below).

Individual social networks

XING

We have a pro­fi­le on XING. The pro­vi­der is New Work SE, Damm­tor­stra­ße 30, 20354 Ham­burg, Ger­ma­ny. Details on their hand­ling of your per­so­nal data can be found in the XING Pri­va­cy Poli­cy: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.

Lin­kedIn

We have a Lin­kedIn pro­fi­le. The pro­vi­der is the Lin­kedIn Ire­land Unli­mi­ted Com­pa­ny, Wil­ton Pla­za, Wil­ton Place, Dub­lin 2, Ire­land. Lin­kedIn uses adver­ti­sing cookies.

If you want to dis­able Lin­kedIn adver­ti­sing coo­kies, plea­se use the fol­lowing link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

For details on how they hand­le your per­so­nal infor­ma­ti­on, plea­se refer to Lin­kedIn’s pri­va­cy poli­cy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.