We are very delighted that you have shown interest in our enterprise. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of the r2p GmbH. The use of the Internet pages of the r2p GmbH is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a data subject wants to use special enterprise services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the r2p GmbH. By means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.
As the controller, the r2p GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.
The data protection declaration of the r2p GmbH is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to first explain the terminology used. In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following terms:
a) Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
b) Data subject
Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.
Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
g) Controller or controller responsible for the processing
Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.
j) Third party
Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.
Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
2. Name and Address of the controller
Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:
+49 461 500338-0
+44 1293 887308
Unit 1, Charlwood Court County Oak Way
Crawley, West Sussex,
+45 70 200 698
The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.
4. Collection of general data and information
The website of the r2p GmbH collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, the r2p GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, the r2p GmbH analyses anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit f. GDPR. The log files are stored for a maximum period of 30 days.
5. Subscription to our newsletters
On the website of the r2p GmbH, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our enterprise's newsletter. The input mask used for this purpose determines what personal data are transmitted, as well as when the newsletter is ordered from the controller. The legal basis for sending the respective newsletter is your consent according to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR in conjunction with. § 7 (2) No. 3 UWG or the legal permission according to § 7 (3) UWG.
The r2p GmbH informs its customers and business partners regularly by means of a newsletter about enterprise offers. The enterprise's newsletter may only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject registers for the newsletter shipping. For the registration to our newsletter we use the so-called double-opt-in procedure. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address registered by a data subject for the first time for newsletter shipping. This confirmation e-mail is used to prove whether the owner of the e-mail address as the data subject is authorized to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your registration, your information will be automatically deleted after 3 days.
During the registration for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject at the time of the registration, as well as the date and time of the registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to understand the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject later, and it therefore serves the aim of the legal protection of the controller.
The personal data collected as part of a registration for the newsletter will only be used to send our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter may be informed by e-mail, as long as this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a registration in question, as this could be the case in the event of modifications to the newsletter offer, or in the event of a change in technical circumstances. There will be no transfer of personal data collected by the newsletter service to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter may be terminated by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the data subject has given for shipping the newsletter, may be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revocation of consent, a corresponding link is found in each newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the website of the controller, or to communicate this to the controller in a different way.
The newsletter of the r2p GmbH contains so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in such e-mails, which are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, the r2p GmbH may see if an e-mail was opened by a data subject, and which links in the e-mail were called up by data subjects.
Such personal data collected in the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and analysed by the controller in order to optimize the shipping of the newsletter, as well as to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the data subject. These personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Data subjects are at any time entitled to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent issued by means of the double-opt-in procedure. After a revocation, these personal data will be deleted by the controller. The r2p GmbH automatically regards a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.
7. Contact possibility via the website
The website of the r2p GmbH contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. The legal basis for the processing is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.
8. Rights of the data subject
a) Right of confirmation Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
b) Right of access Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller free information about his or her personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:
the purposes of the processing;
the categories of personal data concerned;
the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing;
the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.
Furthermore, the data subject shall have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.
If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
c) Right to rectification Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten) Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:
The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed. The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject. The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.
If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by the r2p GmbH, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. An employee of r2p GmbH shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.
Where the controller has made personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as processing is not required. An employees of the r2p GmbH will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.
e) Right of restriction of processing Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use instead.
The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by the r2p GmbH, he or she may at any time contact any employee of the controller. The employee of the r2p GmbH will arrange the restriction of the processing.
f) Right to data portability
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of the r2p GmbH.
g) Right to object
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The r2p GmbH shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If the r2p GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the r2p GmbH to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the r2p GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by the r2p GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of the r2p GmbH. In addition, the data subject is free in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision (1) is not is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is not authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the data subject's explicit consent.
If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject's explicit consent, the r2p GmbH shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the r2p GmbH.
i) Right to withdraw data protection consent
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time. If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the r2p GmbH.
9. Data protection for applications and the application procedures
You can apply to our company electronically, e.g. via e-mail or web forms. Please note that unencrypted e-mails will not be transmitted without access protection. Your details will be used for processing your application and deciding whether to establish an employment relationship. The legal basis is § 26 (1), (8) BDSG. Furthermore, your personal data may be processed insofar as this should be necessary for the defence of asserted legal claims against us arising from the application process. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The stated purposes also constitute the legitimate interest in the processing.
Insofar as an employment relationship arises between you and us, we may, in accordance with Section 26 (1) BDSG, further process the personal data already received from you for the purposes of the employment relationship if this is necessary for the implementation or termination of the employment relationship or for the exercise or fulfilment of the rights and obligations of the representation of the interests of employees resulting from a law or a collective agreement, a works agreement or a service agreement (collective agreement).
Your application data will not be processed beyond the described use.
Your personal data will be deleted after completion of the application process after 6 months at the latest, provided that no other legitimate interests on our part oppose deletion or you have not given us your consent for longer storage. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).
10. Facebook Fanpage
To see the content on our Facebook fan page, you do not need to be a member of Facebook. Personal data is collected, stored and used by Facebook every time you visit our page.
ln the moment you call up our fan page, your browser establishes a connection with a Facebook server. In the process, at least your IP address is transmitted to Facebook servers. If you are a Facebook member and logged into your Facebook user account, Facebook can assign the visit to our page to your user account.
Information about the types of content you as a user reach or actions you take (see "Things you and others do and provide" in the Facebook Data Policy: www.facebook.com/policy), as well as information about the devices used by users (Facebook Data Policy: www.facebook.com/policy) is collected and further processed by Facebook each time you visit our Facebook Fanpage.
Overview of the types of data used by Facebook:
• Inventory and contact information (e.g. names, addresses, email, phone numbers, date of birth, other account and profile information).
• Contact information if the user uploads, syncs, or imports it from a device (e.g., an address book or call or SMS log),
• Content data (e.g., information provided by the user, such as uploaded photos and text entries)
• Usage data (e.g., pages visited, interest in content and products, interactions with other people or accounts, access times, frequency and duration of activities, group memberships, use of Facebook features)
• Transaction information (e.g., when the user makes a purchase in a game or a donation). This includes payment information, such as credit or debit card number and other card information, other account and authentication information, and billing, shipping, and contact information.
• Device Attributes: Information such as the operating system, hardware and software versions, battery level, signal strength, available storage, browser type, app and file names and types, and plugins.
• Operations on the device: Information about operations and activities performed on the device, such as whether a window is in the foreground or background, or mouse movements.
• Identifiers: unique identifiers, device IDs, and other identifiers, such as those from games, apps, or accounts you use, and family device IDs (or other identifiers unique to Facebook companies' products associated with the same device or account).
• Device signals: Bluetooth signals and information about nearby Wi-Fi access points, beacons, and wireless cell towers.
• Data from device settings: GPS location, camera access, or access to photos.
• Network and connections: Information such as the name of your mobile or internet service provider, language, time zone, cell phone number, IP address, or connection speed, and in some cases, information about other devices nearby or on the user's network so Facebook can help the user stream a video from the phone to the TV, for example.
Facebook also uses information to provide so-called "page insights" to Fanpage operators. These receive insights about how people interact with their pages and with the content associated with them. This information is anonymous to us. We have no way of drawing conclusions about a specific person through this information.
In addition, we have entered into the following agreement with Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.
In this agreement, it is regulated that Facebook must observe certain security measures. In this agreement, Facebook has agreed to fulfil the rights of data subjects (i.e., you as a user can, for example, send information or deletion requests directly to Facebook). The rights of users are not restricted by the agreements with Facebook.For further information on data processing via Insight, please refer to the "Information on Page Insights":
According to Facebook, the cookies used by Facebook are for authentication, security, website and product integrity, advertising and measurement, website features and services, performance, and analytics and research. Details about the cookies used by Facebook (e.g., cookie names, function duration, content collected, and purpose) can be viewed here: www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/ by following the links there.
You can make settings regarding which advertisements Facebook should display to you or no longer display to you at https://www.facebook.com/about/basics/advertising and at http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
Storage period and deletion
As a matter of principle, we only store personal data until the respective purpose for which the data was collected has been achieved. In the context of a business relationship with you, we store your personal data for as long as the business relationship lasts, this includes the initiation and execution of a contract as well as the regular limitation period. In addition, we store the data if and to the extent that we are subject to statutory retention obligations. Such obligations may arise, for example, from the German Commercial Code (HGB) or the German Fiscal Code (AO).
If you have given us consent for a processing operation, the data related to the granting of consent will be stored until revoked or at the highest for the duration of the processing operation and after its termination within the scope of the statute of limitations.
The data subjects of this data processing are all users of the online offer of Facebook and our Facebook fan page, regardless of whether they are members of Facebook or not.
Purposes of processing
Our interest in collecting data via the Facebook Fanpage lies in the contact with our customers and interested parties as well as in the measurement of reach (e.g. access statistics, popular content, recognition of returning visitors). Automated decision-making including profiling according to Art. 22 GDPR does not take place.
We draw attention to the fact that Facebook stores the data (e.g. IP address, preferences and personal interests, behavior on Facebook pages, any personal information stored on Facebook, etc.) of users and uses it for business purposes.
We are jointly responsible with Facebook for the collection of personal data in the context of the use of the Facebook fan page, we have no influence on the further use of this data, as Facebook alone determines this part of the processing. To what extent, where and for how long the data is stored, to what extent the data is linked and evaluated and to whom the data is passed on is currently not comprehensible to us. Also, about deletion periods, i.e. whether and to what extent deletion periods are observed, we have no insight and no influence.
Information from Facebook itself about what information is collected and for what purposes can be found in Facebook's data policy, which can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
If you are a Facebook member and logged into your Facebook user account, Facebook can associate your visit to our site with your user account. If you would like to prevent Facebook from linking data about your visit to our Fanpage with your membership data stored on Facebook, you must
• log out of Facebook before each visit to our fan page
• delete the cookies stored on your device
• and close and restart your browser.
In this way, according to Facebook, all information by which you can be identified by Facebook will be deleted.
11. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)
Insofar as you have given your consent, Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, is used on this website. The responsible entity for users in the EU/EEA and Switzerland is Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). The use includes the Universal Analytics mode of operation. This makes it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus analyse a user's activities across devices.
We use the function 'anonymizeIP' (so-called IP masking): Due to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
During your website visit, the following data is collected, among other things:
• The pages you visit, your "click path".
• achievement of "website goals" (conversions, e.g. newsletter sign-ups, downloads, purchases)
• Your user behaviour (for example, clicks, dwell time, bounce rates)
• Your approximate location (region)
• Your IP address (in shortened form)
• Technical information about your browser and the end devices you use (e.g., language setting, screen resolution)
• your internet service provider
• the referrer URL (via which website/advertising medium you came to this website)
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your (pseudonymous) use of the website and compiling reports on website activity. The reports provided by Google Analytics are used to analyse the performance of our website and the success of our marketing campaigns.
The recipient of the data is Google Ireland Limited as a processor. For this purpose, we have concluded an order processing agreement with Google. Google LLC, based in California, USA, and, if applicable, US authorities may access the data stored by Google. A transfer of data to the USA cannot be ruled out.
The data sent by us and linked to cookies are automatically deleted after 14 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached takes place automatically once a month.
You can also prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly. However, if you configure your browser to refuse all cookies, you may experience limitations in functionality on this and other websites. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by
a) Not giving your consent to the setting of the cookie or
b) downloading and installing the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics HERE.
The legal basis for this data processing is your consent pursuant to Art.6 (1) lit. a GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future by calling up the cookie settings and changing your selection there.
12. LinkedIn Insights Tag and conversion tracking
We use LinkedIn’s Insight Tag on this website. The LinkedIn Insight Tag generates a LinkedIn “browser cookie” that collects the following data:
• IP address,
• Page activities,
• demographic data from LinkedIn if the user is an active LinkedIn member.
This technology enables us to monitor the performance of our ads and read information regarding user interaction on our website. The LinkedIn Insight Tag is embedded on our website in order to connect to the LinkedIn Server if you visit our site and are logged into your LinkedIn Account while doing so.
Purposes for which the data is processed:
We process your data in order to evaluate campaigns and collect information about users who might have reached our website via our LinkedIn campaigns.
We process your data because you have given your consent and we have a legitimate interest in processing your data, Art. 6 (1)(a) and (f) EU GDPR.
Storage period and control options:
We store your data for as long as we need it for the respective purpose (evaluation of campaigns) and/or as long as you haven’t objected to the storage of your data or revoked your consent.
13. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Twitter
On this website, the controller has integrated components of Twitter. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly-accessible microblogging service on which users may publish and spread so-called ‘tweets,’ e.g. short messages, which are limited to 280 characters. These short messages are available for everyone, including those who are not logged on to Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user's tweets. Furthermore, Twitter allows you to address a wide audience via hashtags, links or retweets. The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding Twitter component of Twitter. Further information about the Twitter buttons is available under about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. During this technical procedure, Twitter gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject. The purpose of the integration of the Twitter component is a retransmission of the contents of this website to allow our users to introduce this web page to the digital world and increase our visitor numbers. If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Twitter, Twitter detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site which specific sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Twitter component and associated with the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, then Twitter assigns this information to the personal Twitter user account of the data subject and stores the personal data. Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is logged in on Twitter at the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the Twitter component or not. If such a transmission of information to Twitter is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Twitter account before a call-up to our website is made. The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter may be accessed under twitter.com/privacy.
14. Data protection provisions about the application and use of YouTube (two-click option)
We use services from YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a subsidiary of Google Inc, Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, on our website. For users who are habitually resident in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland is the data controller for your data.
We use a two-click solution to protect your personal data. When you call up a page in which a YouTube video is embedded, a connection to the YouTube servers is not established until you click on the "Confirm" button. In this case, YouTube will set cookies and use your visit data for its own purposes. If you are logged in to YouTube at this time, the information about the videos you have viewed will be assigned to your member account with YouTube. You can prevent this by logging out of your member account before visiting our website. Insofar as data is processed outside the European Economic Area / the EU, where there is no level of data protection equivalent to the European standard, Google states that it uses standard contractual clauses.
Further information on YouTube's data protection is provided by Google under the following link: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/
15. Legal basis for the processing
Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. Is our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. He considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).
16. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data
We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary to conclude a contract that the data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact any employee. The employee clarifies to the data subject whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of non-provision of the personal data.
17. Existence of automated decision-making As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.