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Data Privacy

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential, in accordance with statutory data protection regulations and also this Privacy Policy.

It should mostly be possible to use our website without sharing personal data. Whenever personal data (such as names, addresses or email addresses) are collected on our website, this is done, where possible, on a voluntary basis. Such data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

Responsible for this website:

Legal Notice

1. An overview of data protection

General information

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

Data recording on this website

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

The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available under section “Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)” in this Privacy Policy.

How do we record your data?

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

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

What are the purposes we use your data for?

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

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

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

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

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties

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

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

2. Hosting

External Hosting

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

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

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

We are using the following host:

Hetzner Online GmbH
Industriestr. 25
91710 Gunzenhausen

Data processing

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

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:

Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar GmbH
M1, 4-5
68161 Mannheim

Phone: 0621 10708-0
E-mail: gmbh@m-r-n.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.).

Storage duration

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

Designation of a data protection officer as mandated by law

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

dacuro GmbH
Otto-Hahn-Straße 3, 69190 Walldorf
Vertreten durch: Thomas Stegemann
Ust.IdNr.: DE 285798087
Handelsregister-Nr.: HRB 715903 Amtsgericht Mannheim

E-mail: datenschutz@m-r-n.com

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

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

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

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

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

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

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

Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

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

Right to data portability

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

SSL and/or TLS encryption

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

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

Information about, rectification and eradication of data

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

Right to demand processing restrictions

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

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

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

Rejection of unsolicited e-mails

We herewith object to the use of contact information published in conjunction with the mandatory information to be provided in our Site Notice to send us promotional and information material that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this website and its pages reserve the express right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional information, for instance via SPAM messages.

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(1)(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(1)(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.

Necessary cookies help to make a website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

 

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PHPSESSID m-r-n.com Retains the user's states for all page requests. session

Statistics cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

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__utma slideshare.net Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 year(s)
__utmb slideshare.net Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 30 minute(s)
__utmc slideshare.net Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. session
__utmt slideshare.net Used to throttle request rate. 10 minute(s)
__utmz slideshare.net Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. 6 month(s)
_uv_id slideshare.net Slideshare cookie, more information is available on its privacy policy page: https://www.slideshare.net/privacy 2 year(s)
language slideshare.net Slideshare cookie, more information is available on its privacy policy page: https://www.slideshare.net/privacy 2 year(s)
tos_update_banner_shows slideshare.net Slideshare cookie, more information is available on its privacy policy page: https://www.slideshare.net/privacy 2 year(s)
sshs addthis.com The AddThis cookie is is associated with the ‘share buttons’ where a user can email or share a link of a post to their friends. 1 year(s)
__atuvc m-r-n.com This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget, which are usually embedded in web pages. This allows visitors to share content with a number of networking and sharing platforms. 1 year(s)
__atuvc m-r-n.com This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget, which are usually embedded in web pages. This allows visitors to share content with a number of networking and sharing platforms. 30 minute(s)
_pk_ses m-r-n.com Short lived cookies used to temporarily store data for the visit. 30 minute(s)
_pk_id m-r-n.com Used to store a few details about the user such as the unique visitor ID. 13 month(s)
__qca issuu.com issuu-Cookie, more information is available on its privacy policy page: https://issuu.com/legal/privacy 13 month(s)
iutk issuu.com issuu-Cookie, more information is available on its privacy policy page: https://issuu.com/legal/privacy 7 month(s)
1P_JAR google.com Used to optimize advertising from Google DoubleClick to provide ads that are relevant to users, improve campaign performance reports, or prevent a user from seeing the same ads more than once. 30 day(s)
APISID, HSID, SAPISID, SID, SSID google.com Security cookies from Google to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized access. 722 day(s)
ANID google.com These cookies enable Google to collect usage information for map services hosted by Google Maps. For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider's privacy policy. There you will also find further information about your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy: policies.google.com/privacy. 3418 day(s)
CGIC google.com/complete/search These cookies enable Google to collect usage information for map services hosted by Google Maps. For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider's privacy policy. There you will also find further information about your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy: policies.google.com/privacy. 180 day(s)
CGIC google.com/search These cookies enable Google to collect usage information for map services hosted by Google Maps. For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider's privacy policy. There you will also find further information about your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy: policies.google.com/privacy. 180 day(s)
CONSENT google.com These cookies enable Google to collect usage information for map services hosted by Google Maps. For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider's privacy policy. There you will also find further information about your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy: policies.google.com/privacy. 6037 day(s)
NID google.com These cookies enable Google to collect usage information for map services hosted by Google Maps. For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider's privacy policy. There you will also find further information about your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy: policies.google.com/privacy. 183 day(s)
DV google.com These cookies enable Google to collect usage information for map services hosted by Google Maps. For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider's privacy policy. There you will also find further information about your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy: policies.google.com/privacy. 7 minute(s)
SNID google.com/verify These cookies enable Google to collect usage information for map services hosted by Google Maps. For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider's privacy policy. There you will also find further information about your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy: policies.google.com/privacy. 183 day(s)

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(1)(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.

Contact form

If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

The processing of these data is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on your agreement (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if this has been requested.

The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists (e.g., after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions, in particular retention periods.

Request by e-mail, telephone, or fax

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

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

The 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

Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. can analyse your user behaviour when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g. Like-Buttons or advertising banners). A visit to our social media sites triggers numerous processing operations.

If you are logged in to your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. However, your personal data may also be collected 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 that are stored on your end device or by recording your IP address.

With the help of the data collected in this way, the operators of social media portals can create user profiles include your preferences and interests. In this way, interest-based advertising can be displayed to you both inside and outside the respective social media presence. If you have an account with the respective social network, interest-based advertising can be displayed on all devices on which you are or were logged in.

Please also note that we are not able to evaluate all processing on the social media portals. Depending on the provider, further processing may therefore be carried out by the operators of the social media portals. For details, please refer to the terms of use and data protection regulations of the respective social media portals.

Legal basis

Our social media appearances are designed to ensure a comprehensive presence on the Internet. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. The analytics processes initiated by the social networks may be based on a different legal basis, which must be stated by the operators of the social networks (e.g. consent as described in Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR).

Responsibility and assertion of rights

If you visit one of our social media sites (e.g. Facebook), we are jointly responsible with the operator of the social media platform for the data processing operations triggered during this visit. You can assert your rights (information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data transferability and complaint) against us and against the operator of the respective social media portal (e.g. against Facebook).

Please note that despite the joint responsibility with the social media portal operators, we do not have full insight into the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our possibilities are largely determined by the corporate policy of the respective provider.

Data retention period

The data collected directly by us via the social media presence will be deleted from our systems as soon as the purpose for storing them no longer applies, you request us to delete them, object to storage or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Stored cookies remain on your own device until you delete them. Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

We have no influence on the storage period of your data, in as far as this data is stored by the operators of the social networks for their own purposes. For details, please contact the operators of the social networks directly (e.g. in their privacy policy, see below).

Social networks in detail

Facebook

We maintain a profile on Facebook. This platform is provided by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. According to Facebook, the data collected is also transferred to the USA and other third countries. However, Facebook is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield.

We would like to point out that the headquarters of the company is in the USA and that the USA is not a safe third country the purpose of EU data protection law. US companies are obliged to surrender personal data to security authorities without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against this. It cannot therefore be ruled out 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 on these processing activities.

We have concluded a joint processing agreement (Controller Addendum) with Facebook. This agreement defines which data processing operations we or Facebook are responsible for when you visit our Facebook page. We receive "Insights" data from Facebook, i.e. data on user numbers. These "Insights" data are personal data according to the GDPR, which are collected and processed in connection with a visit to or interaction of persons with a page and its contents.

"Page-Insights" are statistics that Facebook Ireland provides to the person responsible for the page. The agreement on joint responsibility can be viewed at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.

Facebook also processes information about the users of the Facebook Platform in other ways, and you, as a user of Facebook, have a direct relationship with Facebook in this regard. In this respect, we refer you to the Facebook privacy policy. You can adjust your advertising settings on your own in your user account. To do so, click on the following link and log in: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.

Details can be found in the Facebook privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

Data processing for interactions on our Facebook page

On our Facebook page you have the possibility to get in contact with us by commenting on our contributions, creating a contribution yourself or sending us private messages. If you want to avoid Facebook processing personal data that you have submitted to us, please contact us by other means.

LinkedIn

We have a profile on LinkedIn. The provider of this platform is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. LinkedIn is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield.

We would like to point out that the headquarters of the company is in the USA and that the USA is not a safe third country the purpose of EU data protection law. US companies are obliged to surrender personal data to security authorities without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against this. It cannot therefore be ruled out 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 on these processing activities.

We use LinkedIn for recruiting, marketing and optimization purposes, in particular to analyze the use of our website and to continuously improve individual functions and offers as well as the user experience. Through the statistical evaluation of user behaviour, we can improve our site and make it more interesting for you as a user.

Data processing during interactions on our LinkedIn profile

We would like to point out that you use this LinkedIn site and its functions at your own risk. This applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions (e.g. commenting, sharing, rating).

Each time you visit our LinkedIn site, they collect your IP address and other information that is stored on your PC in the form of cookies. This information is used to provide us, as the operator of the LinkedIn pages, with statistical information about the use of the LinkedIn page. LinkedIn provides more information about this at the following link:
https://privacy.linkedin.com/de-de

The data collected about you in this context will be processed by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company and may be transferred to countries outside the European Union. LinkedIn's privacy policy describes in general terms what information LinkedIn receives and how it is used. You will also find information on how to contact LinkedIn. The data use policy is available at the following link:
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?_l=de_DE.

Twitter

We use the short message service Twitter. The provider is Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Twitter is certified according to the EU-US Privacy Shield. You can find more information on this at:
https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active

We would like to point out that the headquarters of the company is in the USA and that the USA is not a safe third country the purpose of EU data protection law. US companies are obliged to surrender personal data to security authorities without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against this. It cannot therefore be ruled out 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 on these processing activities.

Data processing for interactions on our Twitter site

For information on what data is processed by Twitter and for what purposes, please refer to the Twitter privacy policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy

Twitter also processes information about the users of the Twitter platform in ways unconnected to our presence on this platform, and you as a user of Twitter have a direct relationship with Twitter in this respect. We refer to the Twitter data protection information for more information. You can adjust your Twitter privacy settings independently in your user account. To do so, click on the following link and log in:
https://twitter.com/personalization

Details can be found in the Twitter privacy policy:
https://twitter.com/de/privacy.

Users have the ability to send us messages using a tweet, as well as retweet (share), comment on or "like" our tweets, just as we can do with users' tweets. In doing so, we process profile data (especially the name of the user) as well as the respective interaction (e. g. the content of the (re)tweet or comment) so that we can process users' enquiries and answer their concerns.

Xing

We maintain a presence on "XING", a service of New Work SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany (hereinafter referred to as: "XING") on our website. XING stores and processes information about your user behavior on their website. Among other things, XING uses cookies for this purpose, i.e. small text files which are stored locally in the cache of your web browser on your end device and which enable an analysis of your use of our website.

We use XING for recruiting, marketing and optimization purposes, in particular to analyze the use of our website and to continuously improve individual functions, offers and the user experience. By statistically evaluating user behavior, we can improve our site and make it more interesting for you as a user.

Data processing during interactions on our Xing profile

Xing processes information about the users of the Xing platform, and as a user of Xing you have a direct relationship with Xing in this respect. We refer to the Xing data protection policy for more information. Some of the information processed by Xing is also used by us.

Every time you visit our XING site, they collect your IP address, among other things, as well as other information that is stored on your PC in the form of cookies. This information is used to provide us, as the operator of a XING page, with statistical information about the usage of the XING page. XING provides more detailed information on this at the following link:
https://www.xing.com/terms

The data collected about you in this context will be processed by New Work SE. and may be transferred to countries outside the European Union. The information XING receives and how this information is used is described in general terms in XING's data usage guidelines. There you will also find information on how to contact XING and on how to place advertisements. The data usage guidelines are available at the following link:
https://privacy.xing.com/en/privacy-policy

Data protection officer XING

You can contact the XING data protection officer via the contact form provided by XING at
https://privacy.xing.com/de/ihre-ansprechpartner

6. Analysis tools and advertising

Matomo (formerly called Piwik)

This website uses the open-source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses technologies that make it possible to recognize the user across multiple pages with the aim of analyzing the user patterns (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). The information recorded by Matomo about the use of this website will be stored on our server. Prior to archiving, the IP address will first be anonymized.

Through Matomo, we are able to collect and analyze data on the use of our website-by-website visitors. This enables us to find out, for instance, when which page views occurred and from which region they came. In addition, we collect various log files (e.g. IP address, referrer, browser, and operating system used) and can measure whether our website visitors perform certain actions (e.g. clicks, purchases, etc.).

The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns, in order to optimize the operator’s web offerings and advertising. 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(1)(a) GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.

IP anonymization

For analysis with Matomo we use IP anonymization. Your IP address is shortened before the analysis, so that it is no longer clearly assignable to you.

Hosting

We host Matomo exclusively on our own servers so that all analysis data remains with us and is not passed on.

7. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on this website, we will need from you an e-mail address as well as information that allow us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided, and consent to the receipt of the newsletter. No further data shall be collected or shall be collected only on a voluntary basis. We shall use such data only for the sending of the requested information and shall not share such data with any third parties.

The processing of the information entered into the newsletter subscription form shall occur exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). You may revoke the consent you have given to the archiving of data, the e-mail address and the use of this information for the sending of the newsletter at any time, for instance by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data processing transactions that have taken place to date.

The data deposited with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter or the newsletter service provider and deleted from the newsletter distribution list after you unsubscribe from the newsletter or after the purpose has ceased to apply. We reserve the right to delete or block e-mail addresses from our newsletter distribution list at our own discretion within the scope of our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

After you unsubscribe from the newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address may be stored by us or the newsletter service provider in a blacklist to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist is used only for this purpose and not merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). The storage in the blacklist is indefinite. You may object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.

Mailjet

This website uses Mailjet for sending newsletters. The provider is Mailjet SAS (Global HQ) office and postal address Paris: 13-13 to, rue de l’Aubrac, 75012 Paris, France.

Mailjet is a service with which, among other things, the dispatch of newsletters can be organized and analyzed. The data entered by you for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored on the servers of Mailjet.

Data analysis by Mailjet

With the aid of Mailjet we are able to analyze our newsletter campaigns. For example, we can see if a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked. In this way, we can determine which links have been clicked particularly often.

We can also see whether certain previously defined actions were performed after opening/clicking (conversion rate). For example, we can tell if you have made a purchase after clicking on the newsletter.

Mailjet also allows us to classify newsletter recipients into different categories (“clusters”). For example, the newsletter recipients can be subdivided according to age, gender, or place of residence. In this way, the newsletters can be better adapted to the respective target groups. If you do not want Mailjet to analyze you, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in every newsletter message. Furthermore, you can unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.

For detailed information on the functions of Mailjet, please refer to the following link: https://www.mailjet.de/funktion/.

Mailjet’s privacy policy can be found at: https://www.mailjet.de/sicherheit-datenschutz/.

Legal Basis

Data processing is based on your agreement (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). You can revoke this agreement at any time. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.

Storage period

The data deposited with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter or the newsletter service provider and deleted from the newsletter distribution list after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data stored for other purposes with us remain unaffected.

After you unsubscribe from the newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address may be stored by us or the newsletter service provider in a blacklist to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist is used only for this purpose and not merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). The storage in the blacklist is indefinite. You may object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.

Data processing

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

8. Plug-ins and Tools

Vimeo Without Tracking (Do-Not-Track)

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

Whenever you visit one of our pages featuring Vimeo videos, a connection with the servers of Vimeo is established. In conjunction with this, the Vimeo server receives information about which of our sites you have visited. Vimeo also receives your IP address. However, we have set up Vimeo in such a way that Vimeo cannot track your user activities and does not place any cookies.

We use Vimeo to make our online presentation attractive for you. This is a legitimate interest on our part pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If a respective declaration of consent was requested (e.g. concerning the storage of cookies), processing shall occur exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; the given consent may be revoked at any time.

Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European Commission and, according to Vimeo, on “legitimate business interests”. Details can be found here: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

For more information on the handling of user data, please consult Vimeo’s data privacy policy at: https://vimeo.com/privacy

Google Web Fonts (local embedding)

This website uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google to ensure the uniform use of fonts on this site. These Google fonts are locally installed so that a connection to Google’s servers will not be established in conjunction with this application.

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

Google Maps

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

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

We use Google Maps to present our online content in an appealing manner and to make the locations disclosed on our website easy to find. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined in Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If a respective declaration of consent has been obtained, the data shall be processed exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. This declaration of consent may be revoked at any time.

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

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

AddThis

On our website we use the service provider AddThis from Oracle America Inc. (500 Oracal Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065 USA). Details on their handling of your personal data can be found in AddThis' privacy policy: https://www.oracle.com/legal/privacy/addthis-privacy-policy.html

We would like to point out that the headquarters of the company is in the USA and that the USA is not a safe third country the purpose of EU data protection law. US companies are obliged to surrender personal data to security authorities without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against this. It cannot therefore be ruled out 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 on these processing activities. 

Data processing at AddThis

AddThis is a bookmarking service that allows simplified access to our social networks. In this context, AddThis processes personal data by default (e.B IP address, server log data, cookie ID, time of website visit, mobile advertising ID (Apple IDFA or Google AAID), etc.). 

According to Oracle America Inc., AddThis does not collect AddThis data from individuals based in the EU/EEA, Switzerland or the United Kingdom. For more information, see: https://www.oracle.com/legal/privacy/addthis-privacy-policy.html#scope 

General information on the processing of your personal data can be found at: https://www.oracle.com/legal/privacy/addthis-privacy-policy.html

Oracle America Inc. also offers users of Oracle products the opportunity to object to the use of their data for interest-based advertising. You can exercise this objection under the following link: https://datacloudoptout.oracle.com 

Legal basis 

The data processing via AddThis takes place on the basis of your consent in accordance with Art. Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. The legal basis for our interactions via our social media can also be found in this privacy policy.

SlideShare

On our website we use the service provider SlideShare from Scribd, Inc., 460 Bryant Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94107-2594. Details on their handling of your personal data can be found in AddThis' privacy policy: https://www.slideshare.net/privacy

We would like to point out that the headquarters of the company is in the USA and that the USA is not a safe third country the purpose of EU data protection law. US companies are obliged to surrender personal data to security authorities without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against this. It cannot therefore be ruled out 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 on these processing activities. 

Data processing at SlideShare

With the help of the SlideShare tool, we focus on individual topics in tile format on our website. In this context, SlideShare processes personal data (e.g. IP address) as well as metadata (e.g. Server log data, etc.). In the course of this, a user analysis can be carried out by SlideShare.
General information on the processing of your personal data can be found at: https://www.slideshare.net/privacy

Legal basis 

The data processing via SlideShare takes place on the basis of your consent in accordance with Art. Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. 

Data protection officer SlideShare

You can contact the data protection officer via the following e-mail address: privacy@scribd.com

9. Custom Services

Job Applications

We offer website visitors the opportunity to submit job applications to us (e.g., via e-mail, via postal services on by submitting the online job application form). Below, we will brief you on the scope, purpose and use of the personal data collected from you in conjunction with the application process. We assure you that the collection, processing and use of your data will occur in compliance with the applicable data privacy rights and all other statutory provisions and that your data will always be treated as strictly confidential.

Scope and purpose of the collection of data

If you submit a job application to us, we will process any affiliated personal data (e.g., contact and communications data, application documents, notes taken during job interviews, etc.), if they are required to make a decision concerning the establishment or an employment relationship. The legal grounds for the aforementioned are § 26 GDPR according to German Law (Negotiation of an Employment Relationship), Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR (General Contract Negotiations) and – provided you have given us your consent – Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. You may revoke any consent given at any time. Within our company, your personal data will only be shared with individuals who are involved in the processing of your job application.

If your job application should result in your recruitment, the data you have submitted will be archived on the grounds of § 26 GDPR and Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR for the purpose of implementing the employment relationship in our data processing system.

Data Archiving Period

If we are unable to make you a job offer or you reject a job offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the right to retain the data you have submitted on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) for up to 6 months from the end of the application procedure (rejection or withdrawal of the application). Afterwards the data will be deleted, and the physical application documents will be destroyed. The storage serves in particular as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required after the expiry of the 6-month period (e.g., due to an impending or pending legal dispute), deletion will only take place when the purpose for further storage no longer applies.

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

As of June 30, 2021