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Table of contents
- Introduction and overview
- Scope of application
- Legal basis
- Contact details of the data controller
- Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation
- Storage period
- Contact details of the data protection officer
- Data transfer to third countries
- Web hosting
- Email marketing
- Social Media
Introduction and Overview
We have written this privacy statement (version 23.06.2021-311287580) in order to explain to you, in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and applicable national laws, which personal data (data for short) we as the controller - and the processors (e.g. providers) engaged by us - process, will process in the future and what lawful options you have. The terms used are to be understood as gender-neutral. In short: We inform you comprehensively about the data we process about you.
Data protection statements usually sound very technical and use legal terminology. This privacy statement, on the other hand, is intended to describe the most important things to you as simply and transparently as possible. As far as transparency is concerned, technical terms are explained in a reader-friendly way, links to further information are provided and graphics are used. In this way, we inform you in clear and simple language that we only process personal data in the course of our business activities if there is a corresponding legal basis. This is certainly not possible by providing the most concise, unclear and legalistic explanations possible, as is often standard practice on the Internet when it comes to data protection. I hope you find the following explanations interesting and informative and perhaps there is one or two pieces of information you did not know. If you still have questions, we would like to ask you to contact the responsible office mentioned below or in the imprint, to follow the links provided and to look at further information on third party sites. Our contact details can of course also be found in the imprint.
Scope of application
All online presences (websites, online shops) that we operate Social media presences and email communications, mobile apps for smartphones and other devices.
In short, the data protection declaration applies to all areas in which personal data is processed in the company via the aforementioned channels in a structured manner. If we enter into legal relationships with you outside of these channels, we will inform you separately where applicable.
In the following privacy statement, we provide you with transparent information on the legal principles and regulations, i.e. the legal bases of the General Data Protection Regulation, which enable us to process personal data.
As far as EU law is concerned, we refer to REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016, which you can of course read online on EUR-Lex, the gateway to EU law, at https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32016R0679.
We only process your data if at least one of the following conditions applies:
- Consent (Article 6(1)(a) DSGVO): You have given us your consent to process data for a specific purpose. An example would be the storage of your entered data of a contact form.
- Contract (Article 6(1)(b) DSGVO): In order to fulfil a contract or pre-contractual obligations with you, we process your data. For example, if we conclude a sales contract with you, we need personal information in advance.
- Legal obligation (Article 6(1)(c) DSGVO): If we are subject to a legal obligation, we process your data. For example, we are legally obliged to keep invoices for accounting purposes. These usually contain personal data.
- Legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) DSGVO): In the case of legitimate interests that do not restrict your fundamental rights, we reserve the right to process personal data. For example, we need to process certain data in order to operate our website in a secure and economically efficient manner. This processing is therefore a legitimate interest.
Other conditions such as the performance of recording in the public interest and the exercise of official authority as well as the protection of vital interests do not usually arise for us. If such a legal basis should be relevant, it will be indicated at the appropriate place.
In addition to the EU Regulation, national laws also apply:
In Austria, this is the Federal Act on the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data (Data Protection Act), or DSG for short.
In Germany, the Federal Data Protection Act, or BDSG for short, applies.
If other regional or national laws apply, we will inform you about them in the following sections.
Contact details of the responsible person
If you have any questions about data protection, please find below the contact details of the person or body responsible:
Streitfeldstraße 19, 81673 Munich
Authorised to represent: Stefan Rudi
Phone: +49 89 209 4342 0
Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation
According to Article 13 of the GDPR, you have the following rights to ensure fair and transparent processing of data:
You have a right of access under Article 15 GDPR to know whether we are processing data about you. If this is the case, you have the right to receive a copy of the data and to know the following information:
- the purpose for which we are processing it;
- the categories, i.e. types, of data being processed;
- who receives this data and, if the data is transferred to third countries, how security can be guaranteed;
- how long the data will be stored
- the existence of the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing and the right to object to processing;
- that you can lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (links to these authorities can be found below);
The origin of the data if we have not collected it from you; whether profiling is carried out, i.e. whether data is automatically analysed to arrive at a personal profile of you.
You have a right to rectification of data under Article 16 of the GDPR, which means that we must rectify data if you find errors. You have the right to erasure ("right to be forgotten") under Article 17 of the GDPR, which specifically means that you may request the deletion of your data. According to Article 18 of the GDPR, you have the right to restriction of processing, which means that we may only store the data but not use it any further. According to Article 19 of the GDPR, you have the right to data portability, which means that we will provide you with your data in a common format upon request. You have a right to object under Article 21 of the GDPR, which entails a change in processing after enforcement. If the processing of your data is based on Article 6(1)(e) (public interest, exercise of official authority) or Article 6(1)(f) (legitimate interest), you may object to the processing. We will then check as soon as possible whether we can legally comply with this objection. If data is used to carry out direct advertising, you can object to this type of data processing at any time. We may then no longer use your data for direct marketing. If data is used for profiling, you can object to this type of data processing at any time. We may no longer use your data for profiling thereafter. According to Article 22 of the GDPR, you may have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing (for example profiling).
If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection rights have been violated in any other way, you can complain to the supervisory authority. For Austria, this is the data protection authority, whose website can be found at https://www.dsb.gv.at/, and for Germany you can contact the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).
In short: You have rights - do not hesitate to contact the responsible body listed above with us!
It is a general criterion that we only store personal data for as long as is absolutely necessary for the provision of our services and products. This means that we delete personal data as soon as the reason for processing the data no longer exists. In some cases, we are legally obliged to store certain data even after the original purpose has ceased to exist, for example for accounting purposes.
Should you wish your data to be deleted or revoke your consent to data processing, the data will be deleted as soon as possible and insofar as there is no obligation to store it.
We will inform you about the specific duration of the respective data processing below, provided we have further information on this. Contact details of the data protection officer
Below you will find the contact details of our data protection officer.
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +49 89 289 4342 0
Data transfer to third countries
We only transfer or process data to countries outside the EU (third countries) if you consent to this processing, if this is required by law or contractually necessary and in any case only to the extent that this is generally permitted. Your consent is in most cases the most important reason for us to have data processed in third countries. Processing personal data in third countries such as the USA, where many software vendors offer services and have their server locations, may mean that personal data is processed and stored in unexpected ways.
We explicitly point out that according to the opinion of the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfers to the USA. Data processing by US services (such as Google Analytics) may result in data not being processed and stored anonymously. Furthermore, US government authorities may be able to access individual data. In addition, it is possible that collected data may be linked to data from other services of the same provider, provided you have a corresponding user account. Where possible, we try to use server locations within the EU if this is offered.
When you contact us and communicate by phone, email or online form, personal data may be processed.
The data is processed for the handling and processing of your question and the related business transaction. The data will be stored for the same period of time or as long as required by law. Persons concerned
All those who seek contact with us via the communication channels provided by us are affected by the above-mentioned processes. Telephone
When you call us, the call data is stored pseudonymously on the respective end device and with the telecommunications provider used. In addition, data such as name and telephone number may subsequently be sent by e-mail and stored for the purpose of responding to enquiries. The data is deleted as soon as the business case has been closed and legal requirements permit. E-mail
If you communicate with us by e-mail, data may be stored on the respective end device (computer, laptop, smartphone,...) and data is stored on the e-mail server. The data is deleted as soon as the business transaction has been completed and legal requirements permit. Online forms
If you communicate with us using online forms, data is stored on our web server and may be forwarded to an e-mail address of ours. The data is deleted as soon as the business transaction has been completed and legal requirements permit.
The processing of data is based on the following legal grounds:
- Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent): You give us your consent to store your data and to further use it for purposes related to the business case;
- Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (contract): There is a need for the performance of a contract with you or a processor such as the telephone provider or we need to process the data for pre-contractual activities, such as the preparation of an offer;
- Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (Legitimate Interests): we want to operate customer enquiries and business communication in a professional framework. For this purpose, certain technical facilities such as e-mail programmes, exchange servers and mobile operators are necessary in order to be able to operate the communication efficiently.
What is web hosting?
When you visit websites these days, certain information - including personal data - is automatically created and stored, including on this website. This data should be processed as sparingly as possible and only with justification. By website, by the way, we mean the totality of all web pages on a domain, i.e. everything from the home page (homepage) to the very last sub-page (like this one). By domain, we mean, for example, example.de or sampleexample.com.
If you want to view a website on a screen, you use a programme called a web browser to do so. You probably know some web browsers by name: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari.
This web browser needs to connect to another computer where the website's code is stored: the web server. Running a web server is a complicated and costly task, which is why it is usually done by professional providers. These offer web hosting and thus ensure reliable and error-free storage of website data.
When the browser on your computer (desktop, laptop, smartphone) connects and during data transfer to and from the web server, personal data may be processed. On the one hand, your computer stores data; on the other hand, the web server must also store data for a while to ensure proper operation.
Why do we process personal data?
- To professionally host the website and secure its operation to maintain operational and IT security
- Anonymous evaluation of access behaviour to improve our offer and, if necessary, for criminal prosecution or the pursuit of claims.
What data is processed?
Even while you are visiting our website right now, our web server, which is the computer on which this website is stored, usually automatically saves data such as
- the complete Internet address (URL) of the website you are visiting (e.g. https://www.beispielwebsite.de/beispielunterseite.html?tid=311287580)
- browser and browser version (e.g. Chrome 87)
- the operating system used (e.g. Windows 10)
- the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL) (e.g. https://www.beispielquellsite.de/vondabinichgekommen.html/)
- the host name and IP address of the device being accessed (e.g. COMPUTERNAME and 18.104.22.168)
- the date and time in files, the so-called web server log files
How long is data stored?
As a rule, the above data is stored for a fortnight and then automatically deleted. We do not pass on this data, but we cannot rule out the possibility that this data may be viewed by the authorities in the event of unlawful behaviour.
In short, your visit is logged by our provider (the company that runs our website on special computers (servers)), but we do not pass on your data without your consent! Legal basis
The lawfulness of the processing of personal data in the context of web hosting results from Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (protection of legitimate interests), because the use of professional hosting with a provider is necessary to present the company on the internet in a secure and user-friendly way and to be able to pursue attacks and claims from this if necessary.
What are cookies?
Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data.
Whenever you browse the internet, you use a browser. Most websites store small text files in your browser. These files are called cookies.
HTTP cookies are small files that are stored on your computer by our website. These cookie files are automatically placed in the cookie folder, effectively the "brain" of your browser. A cookie consists of a name and a value. When defining a cookie, one or more attributes must also be specified.
Cookies store certain user data about you, such as language or personal page settings. When you return to our site, your browser transmits the "user-related" information back to our site. Thanks to cookies, our site knows who you are and offers you the setting you are used to. In some browsers each cookie has its own file, in others, such as Firefox, all cookies are stored in a single file.
What types of cookies are there?
We can distinguish between 4 types of cookies:
These cookies are necessary to ensure basic functions of the website. For example, these cookies are needed when a user places a product in the shopping basket, then continues surfing on other pages and only later goes to the checkout. These cookies do not delete the shopping cart even if the user closes his browser window.
These cookies collect information about user behaviour and whether the user receives any error messages. In addition, these cookies are also used to measure the loading time and the behaviour of the website with different browsers.
These cookies provide a better user experience. For example, locations entered, font sizes or form data are saved.
These cookies are also called targeting cookies. They are used to provide the user with individually adapted advertising. This can be very practical, but also very annoying.
Usually, when you visit a website for the first time, you are asked which of these types of cookies you would like to allow. And of course, this decision is also stored in a cookie.
If you want to know more about cookies and are not afraid of technical documentation, we recommend https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6265, the Request for Comments of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) called "HTTP State Management Mechanism".
Purpose of processing via cookies
The purpose ultimately depends on the cookie in question. More details can be found below or from the manufacturer of the software that sets the cookie. What data is processed?
The storage period depends on the respective cookie and is specified further below. Some cookies are deleted after less than an hour, others can remain stored on a computer for several years.
You can also influence the storage period yourself. You can delete all cookies manually at any time via your browser (see also "Right to object" below). Furthermore, cookies that are based on consent will be deleted at the latest after revocation of your consent, whereby the legality of the storage remains unaffected until then. Right of objection - how can I delete cookies?
If you want to find out which cookies have been stored in your browser, if you want to change or delete cookie settings, you can find this in your browser settings.
If you generally do not want cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. In this way, you can decide for each individual cookie whether you allow the cookie or not. The procedure varies depending on the browser. It is best to search for the instructions in Google with the search term "Delete Cookies Chrome" or "Deactivate Cookies Chrome" in the case of a Chrome browser.
The so-called "Cookie Guidelines" have been in place since 2009. These state that the storage of cookies requires your consent (Article 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). Within the EU countries, however, there are still very different reactions to these directives. In Austria, however, this directive was implemented in § 96 para. 3 of the Telecommunications Act (TKG). In Germany, the Cookie Directive has not been implemented as national law. Instead, this directive was largely implemented in § 15 para.3 of the Telemedia Act (TMG).
For absolutely necessary cookies, even if there is no consent, there are legitimate interests (Article 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO), which in most cases are of an economic nature. We want to provide visitors to the website with a pleasant user experience and for this purpose certain cookies are often absolutely necessary.
Where cookies are used that are not strictly necessary, this is only done with your consent. The legal basis in this respect is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO.
What is email marketing?
In order to keep you up to date, we also use the option of e-mail marketing. If you have agreed to receive our e-mails or newsletters, your data will also be processed and stored.
If you want to take part in our e-mail marketing (usually via newsletter), you usually just have to register with your e-mail address. To do this, you fill out an online form and send it off. However, it may also happen that we ask you for your title and name so that we can write to you personally.
In principle, subscribing to newsletters works with the help of the so-called "double opt-in procedure". After you have registered for our newsletter on our website, you will receive an e-mail to confirm your newsletter registration. This ensures that the e-mail address belongs to you and that no one has registered with a third-party e-mail address. We or a notification tool we use logs each individual subscription. This is necessary so that we can prove that the registration process is legally correct. As a rule, the time of registration, the time of the registration confirmation and your IP address are saved. In addition, it is also logged when you make changes to your stored data.
Provided you agree to this or it is legally permitted, we will send you newsletters, system e-mails or other notifications by e-mail. When we use the term "newsletter" in the following text, we mainly mean regularly sent e-mails.
When you become a subscriber to our newsletter via our website, you confirm by e-mail that you are a member of an e-mail list. In addition to your IP address and e-mail address, your title, name, address and telephone number may also be stored. However, only if you agree to this data storage. The data marked as such are necessary so that you can participate in the service offered. Providing this information is voluntary, but failure to provide it will result in you not being able to use the service. In addition, information about your device or your preferred content on our website may be stored. You can find out more about the storage of data when you visit a website in the section "Automatic data storage". We record your declaration of consent so that we can always prove that it complies with our laws. Duration of data processing
If you unsubscribe your email address from our email/newsletter distribution list, we may store your address for up to three years based on our legitimate interests so that we can still prove your consent at the time. We may only process this data if we need to defend ourselves against any claims.
However, if you confirm that you have given us your consent to subscribe to the newsletter, you can submit an individual deletion request at any time. If you permanently object to the consent, we reserve the right to store your e-mail address in a blacklist. As long as you have voluntarily subscribed to our newsletter, we will of course also keep your e-mail address. Cancellation - how can I cancel my subscription?
The sending of our newsletter is based on your consent (Article 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). This means that we may only send you a newsletter if you have actively registered for it beforehand. If applicable, we may also send you advertising messages on the basis of Section 7 (3) of the German Unfair Competition Act (UWG), provided you have become our customer and have not objected to the use of your email address for direct advertising.
Information on special email marketing services and how they process personal data - if available - can be found in the following sections.
On our website, we use Google Fonts from Google Inc. Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for the European region. We have integrated the Google Fonts locally, i.e. on our web server - not on Google's servers. This means that there is no connection to Google servers and therefore no data transfer or storage. What are Google Fonts?
Google Fonts used to be called Google Web Fonts. This is an interactive directory of over 800 fonts that Google provides free of charge. With Google Fonts, you could use fonts without uploading them to your own server. However, in order to prevent any transfer of information to Google servers in this regard, we have downloaded the fonts to our server. In this way, we act in accordance with data protection and do not send any data to Google Fonts.
What is social media?
In addition to our website, we are also active on various social media platforms. This may involve processing user data so that we can target users who are interested in us via the social networks. In addition, elements of a social media platform may be embedded directly in our website. This is the case, for example, when you click on a so-called social button on our website and are directly redirected to our social media presence. So-called social media are websites and apps through which registered members can produce content, share content openly or in specific groups and network with other members.
The data that is stored and processed through your use of a social media channel is primarily for the purpose of conducting web analyses. The aim of these analyses is to be able to develop more precise and personalised marketing and advertising strategies. Depending on your behaviour on a social media platform, appropriate conclusions can be drawn about your interests with the help of the evaluated data and so-called user profiles can be created. This also enables the platforms to present you with customised advertisements. Cookies are usually set in your browser for this purpose, which store data on your usage behaviour.
We generally assume that we remain responsible under data protection law, even if we use services of a social media platform. However, the European Court of Justice has ruled that in certain cases the operator of the social media platform may be jointly responsible with us within the meaning of Art. 26 DSGVO. Insofar as this is the case, we point this out separately and work on the basis of an agreement to this effect. The essence of the agreement is then reproduced below for the platform concerned.
Please note that when using the social media platforms or our built-in elements, data may also be processed from you outside the European Union, as many social media channels, for example Facebook or Twitter, are American companies. This may make it less easy for you to claim or enforce your rights in relation to your personal data. What data is processed?
Exactly what data is stored and processed depends on the provider of the social media platform. But usually it is data such as phone numbers, email addresses, data you enter in a contact form, user data such as which buttons you click, who you like or follow, when you visited which pages, information about your device and your IP address. Most of this data is stored in cookies. Especially if you yourself have a profile on the social media channel you are visiting and are logged in, data can be linked to your profile.
All data collected via a social media platform is also stored on the servers of the providers. This means that only the providers have access to the data and can give you the appropriate information or make changes.
Duration of data processing
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Right to object
Since cookies may be used with social media tools, we also recommend that you read our general data protection declaration on cookies. To find out exactly what data is stored and processed by you, you should read the privacy statements of the respective tools. Legal basis
Information on specific social media platforms - if available - can be found in the following sections.
So-called social plug-ins of the company Facebook Inc. are integrated on our website. You can recognise these buttons by the classic Facebook logo, such as the "Like" button (the hand with raised thumb) or by a clear "Facebook Plug-in" marking. A social plug-in is a small part of Facebook that is integrated into our site. Each plug-in has its own function. The most commonly used functions are the well-known "Like" and "Share" buttons.
The following social plug-ins are offered by Facebook:
"Like" button, Share, Send and Quote
Embedded posts and video player
Please visit https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins for more information on how each plug-in is used. We use the social plug-ins both to provide you with a better user experience on our site and because they allow Facebook to optimise our advertisements.
If you have a Facebook account or have visited facebook.com before, Facebook has already set at least one cookie in your browser. In this case, your browser sends information to Facebook via this cookie as soon as you visit our site or interact with social plug-ins (e.g. the "Like" button).
The information received is deleted or anonymised again within 90 days. According to Facebook, this data includes your IP address, which website you visited, the date, time and other information relating to your browser.
To prevent Facebook from collecting a lot of data during your visit to our website and connecting it with Facebook data, you must log out of Facebook while visiting the website.
If you are not logged in to Facebook or do not have a Facebook account, your browser sends less information to Facebook because you have fewer Facebook cookies. Nevertheless, data such as your IP address or which website you are visiting may be transmitted to Facebook. We would like to point out that we do not know the exact content of the data. However, we try to inform you as best as possible about the data processing according to our current state of knowledge. You can also read about how Facebook uses the data in the company's data policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update.
The following cookies are set in your browser as a minimum when you visit a website with social plug-ins from Facebook:
Value: not specified
Purpose: This cookie is used to enable the social plug-ins on our website to work.
Expiry date: after end of session
Purpose: The cookie is also necessary for the plug-ins to work properly.
Expiry date:: after 3 months
Note: These cookies were set after a test, even if you are not a Facebook member.
Provided you are logged in to Facebook, you can change your settings for advertisements yourself at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. If you are not a Facebook user, you can manage your usage-based online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/grundsätzlich. There you have the option to deactivate or activate providers.
If you want to learn more about Facebook's data protection, we recommend that you read the company's own data policies at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
What is Xing?
We use social plugins of the social media network Xing, of the company Xing SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, on our website. Through these functions, you can, for example, share content on Xing directly via our website, log in via Xing or follow interesting content. You can recognise the plug-ins by the company name or the Xing logo. When you call up a website that uses a Xing plug-in, data may be transmitted to the "Xing servers", stored and evaluated.
Xing is a social network with its headquarters in Hamburg. The company specialises in managing professional contacts. This means that unlike other networks, Xing is primarily about professional networking.
What data does Xing store?
Xing offers the share button, the follow button and the log-in button as plug-ins for websites. As soon as you open a page where a social plug-in from Xing is installed, your browser connects to servers in a data centre used by Xing. In the case of the share button, according to Xing, no data is stored that could be directly linked to a person. In particular, Xing does not store your IP address. Furthermore, no cookies are set in connection with the share button. Therefore, no evaluation of your user behaviour takes place. For more information, please contact https://www.xing.com/app/share%3Fop%3Ddata_protection.
With the other Xing plug-ins, cookies are only set in your browser when you interact with the plug-in or click on it. Personal data such as your IP address, browser data, date and time of your page view on Xing may be stored here. If you have a XING account and are logged in, collected data will be assigned to your personal account and the data stored therein.
The following cookies are set in your browser when you click on the follow or log-in button and are not yet logged in to Xing. Please bear in mind that this is an exemplary list and we cannot make any claim to completeness:
Purpose: This cookie is used to create and store website visitor identifiers.
Expiry date: after end of session
Purpose: We could not find out any more information about this cookie.
Expiry date: after one day
Purpose: This cookie stores the URL of the previous web page you visited.
Expiry date: after 30 minutes
Purpose: This Adobe Site Catalyst cookie determines whether cookies are enabled in the browser.
Expiry date: after end of session
Purpose: This cookie is used to identify a unique visitor.
Expiry date: after 5 years
Purpose: The visitor cookie contains a unique visitor ID and the unique identifier for your account.
Expiry date: after 2 years
Purpose: This cookie creates a temporary session ID that is used as an in-session user ID. The cookie is absolutely necessary to provide the functions of Xing.
Expiry date: after the end of the session
As soon as you are logged in or a member of Xing, further personal data is definitely collected, processed and stored. Xing also passes on personal data to third parties if this is necessary for the fulfilment of its own business purposes, if you have given your consent or if there is a legal obligation.
How long and where is the data stored?
Xing stores the data on various servers in various data centres. The company stores this data until you delete the data or until a user account is deleted. Of course, this only applies to users who are already Xing members.
How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
You have the right to access and delete your personal data at any time. Even if you are not a Xing member, you can use your browser to prevent any data processing or manage it according to your wishes. Most data is stored via cookies. Depending on which browser you have, the management works slightly differently.
You can also set up your browser so that you are always informed when a cookie is to be set. Then you can always decide individually whether you want to allow the cookie or not. Legal basis
We have tried to provide you with the most important information about data processing by Xing. You can find out even more about the data processing of the social media network Xing at https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.
What is Google Maps?
Google Maps is an internet map service of
the company Google.
We use Google Maps on our website from the company Google Inc. For the European area, the company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services. Google Maps enables us to better show you locations and thus adapt our service to your needs. By using Google Maps, data is transmitted to Google and stored on Google servers.
Why do we use Google Maps on our website?
All our efforts on this site are aimed at providing you with a useful and meaningful time on our website. By integrating Google Maps, we can provide you with the most important information about various locations. You can see at a glance where we are located. The directions always show you the best or fastest way to reach us. You can call up the directions for routes by car, public transport, on foot or by bicycle. For us, the provision of Google Maps is part of our customer service.
What data is stored by Google Maps?
In order for Google Maps to fully provide their service, the company needs to collect and store data from you. This includes, among other things, the search terms entered, your IP address and also the latitude and longitude coordinates. If you use the route planner function, the start address entered is also stored. However, this data storage happens on the Google Maps websites. We can only inform you about this, but cannot influence it. Since we have integrated Google Maps into our website, Google sets at least one cookie (name: NID) in your browser. This cookie stores data about your user behaviour. Google uses this data primarily to optimise its own services and to provide you with individual, personalised advertising.
The following cookie is set in your browser due to the integration of Google Maps:
Purpose: NID is used by Google to customise advertisements to your Google search. With the help of the cookie, Google "remembers" your most frequently entered search queries or your previous interaction with ads. This way you will always get tailored ads. The cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to collect your personal preferences for advertising purposes. Expiry date: after 6 months
Note: We cannot guarantee completeness in the information we store. Especially when using cookies, changes can never be excluded. In order to identify the cookie NID, a separate test page was created where only Google Maps was integrated.
How long and where is the data stored?
Google servers are located in data centres all over the world. However, most servers are located in America. For this reason, your data is increasingly stored in the USA. You can find out exactly where Google's data centres are located here: https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de.
Google stores some data for a set period of time. For other data, Google only offers the option of deleting it manually. Furthermore, the company also anonymises information (such as advertising data) in server logs by deleting part of the IP address and cookie information after 9 and 18 months respectively.
How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
With the automatic deletion of location and activity data introduced in 2019, location and web/app activity information will be stored for either 3 or 18 months - depending on your decision - and then deleted. In addition, you can also manually delete this data from your history at any time via your Google Account. If you want to completely prevent your location tracking, you must pause the "Web and App Activity" section in the Google Account. Click "Data and personalisation" and then on the "Activity setting" option. Here you can switch the activities on or off.
What are Google Fonts?
We use Google Fonts on our website. These are the "Google Fonts" of the company Google Inc. For the European area, the company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services.
You do not have to log in or enter a password to use Google fonts. Furthermore, no cookies are stored in your browser. The files (CSS, fonts) are requested via the Google domains fonts.googleapis.com and fonts.gstatic.com. According to Google, the requests for CSS and fonts are completely separate from all other Google services. If you have a Google account, you do not need to worry about your Google account information being transmitted to Google while using Google Fonts. Google records the use of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and the fonts used and stores this data securely. We will look at exactly how this data is stored in more detail.
Google Fonts (formerly Google Web Fonts) is a directory of over 800 fonts that Google makes available to its users free of charge.
With Google Fonts, we can use fonts on our own website and do not have to upload them to our own server. Google Fonts is an important component in keeping the quality of our website high. What data does Google store?
When you visit our website, the fonts are reloaded via a Google server. This external call-up transmits data to the Google servers. In this way, Google also recognises that you or your IP address is visiting our website. The Google Fonts API was developed to reduce the use, storage and collection of end user data to what is necessary for the proper provision of fonts.
Google Fonts stores CSS and font requests securely at Google and is therefore protected.
It should be noted, however, that each Google Font request also automatically transmits information such as language settings, IP address, browser version, browser screen resolution and browser name to the Google servers. Whether this data is also stored cannot be clearly determined or is not clearly communicated by Google. How long and where is the data stored?
Google stores requests for CSS assets for one day on its servers, which are mainly located outside the EU.
Font files are stored by Google for one
How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
The data that Google stores for one day or one year cannot simply be deleted. The data is automatically transmitted to Google when you visit the site. In order to delete this data prematurely, you must contact Google support at https://support.google.com/?hl=de&tid=311287580. Data storage can only be prevented in this case if you do not visit our site.
If you have consented to Google Fonts being used, the legal basis for the corresponding data processing is this consent. According to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent), this consent constitutes the legal basis for the processing of personal data, as may occur in the case of collection by Google Fonts.
On our part, there is also a legitimate interest in using Google Font to optimise our online service. The corresponding legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (Legitimate Interests). Nevertheless, we only use Google Font if you have given your consent.
We would like to point out that according to the opinion of the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for the transfer of data to the USA. The data processing is essentially carried out by Google Fonts. This may result in data not being processed and stored anonymously. Furthermore, US government authorities may be able to access individual data. It is also possible that this data may be linked to data from other Google services for which you have a user account.
You can also find out what data is generally collected by Google and what this data is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
What are Facebook tools?
We use selected tools from Facebook on our website. Facebook is a social media network owned by Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland.
social plug-ins (such as the "Like" or "Share" button)
SDKs (collection of programming tools)
Technologies and Services
Through these tools, Facebook extends services and has the ability to obtain information about user activity outside of Facebook.
By using individual Facebook tools, personal data (customer data) may be sent to Facebook. Depending on the tools used, customer data such as name, address, telephone number and IP address may be sent.
In addition to contact data, "event data" is also transmitted. Event data" refers to the information that we receive about you on our website. For example, which sub-pages you visit or which products you buy from us. Facebook does not share the information it receives with third parties (such as advertisers) unless it has explicit permission or is legally required to do so. "Event data" can also be linked to contact details. This allows Facebook to offer better personalised advertising. After the matching process already mentioned, Facebook deletes the contact data again.
In order to deliver ads in an optimised way, Facebook only uses event data if it has been combined with other data (collected by Facebook in other ways). Facebook also uses this event data for security, protection, development and research purposes. Much of this data is transferred to Facebook via cookies. Depending on the tools you use and whether you are a Facebook member, different numbers of cookies will be created in your browser. We go into more detail about individual Facebook cookies in the descriptions of each Facebook tool. General information about the use of Facebook cookies can also be found at https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies.
How long and where is the data stored?
Basically, Facebook stores data until it is no longer needed for its own services and Facebook products. Facebook has servers all over the world where its data is stored. However, customer data is deleted within 48 hours after it has been compared with your own user data.
How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
In accordance with the Basic Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to information, correction, transferability and deletion of your data.
A complete deletion of the data only takes place if you delete your Facebook account completely.
The storage of data that Facebook receives
via our site is
among other things, via cookies (e.g. for
If you generally do not want cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. In this way, you can decide for each individual cookie whether you allow it or not.
We would like to point out that according to the opinion of the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for the transfer of data to the USA. The data processing is essentially carried out by Facebook. This may result in data not being processed and stored anonymously. Furthermore, US government authorities may be able to access individual data. It is also possible that this data may be linked to data from other Facebook services where you have a user account.
We hope we have provided you with the most important information about the use and processing of data by Facebook tools. If you want to learn more about how Facebook uses your data, we recommend that you read the data policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update.
What is Instagram?
We have incorporated Instagram features on our website. Instagram is a social media platform of the company Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA. Instagram has been a subsidiary of Facebook Inc. since 2012 and is one of Facebook's products. Embedding Instagram content on our website is called embedding. This allows us to show you content such as buttons, photos or videos from Instagram directly on our website. When you call up web pages on our website that have an Instagram function integrated, data is transmitted to Instagram, stored and processed. Instagram uses the same systems and technologies as Facebook. Your data is thus processed across all Facebook companies.
Instagram also uses the collected data for measurement and analysis purposes. We get aggregate statistics and thus more insight about your likes and interests. It is important to note that these reports do not identify you personally.
What data is stored by Instagram?
When you come across one of our pages that have Instagram features (such as Instagram images or plug-ins) built in, your browser automatically connects to Instagram's servers. In the process, data is sent to Instagram, stored and processed. And this is regardless of whether you have an Instagram account or not. This includes information about our website, about your computer, about purchases you have made, about advertisements you see and how you use our offer. Furthermore, the date and time of your interaction with Instagram is also stored. If you have an Instagram account or are logged in, Instagram stores significantly more data about you.
Facebook distinguishes between customer data and event data. We assume that this is exactly the case with Instagram. Customer data are, for example, name, address, telephone number and IP address. These customer data are only transmitted to Instagram if they have been "hashed" beforehand. In addition, the above-mentioned "event data" is also transmitted. By "event data" Facebook - and consequently also Instagram - understands data about your user behaviour. It may also happen that contact data is combined with event data. The contact data collected is matched with the data that Instagram already has about you.
The collected data is transmitted to Facebook via small text files (cookies), which are usually set in your browser. Depending on the Instagram functions used and whether you have an Instagram account yourself, different amounts of data are stored.
We assume that Instagram processes data in the same way as Facebook. This means: if you have an Instagram account or have visited www.instagram.com, Instagram has at least set a cookie. If this is the case, your browser sends information to Instagram via the cookie as soon as you come into contact with an Instagram function. After 90 days at the latest (after matching), this data is deleted again or anonymised. Although we have intensively studied Instagram's data processing, we cannot say exactly what data Instagram collects and stores.
We cannot make any claim to completeness here. Which cookies are set in individual cases depends on the embedded functions and your use of Instagram.
How long and where is the data stored?
Instagram shares the information it receives between Facebook companies with external partners and with people you connect with around the world. Data is processed in compliance with its own data policy. Your data is distributed on Facebook servers around the world, partly for security reasons. Most of these servers are located in the USA.
How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
Thanks to the Basic Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to information, portability, correction and deletion of your data. You can manage your data in the Instagram settings. If you want to delete your data on Instagram completely, you have to delete your Instagram account permanently.
As already mentioned above, Instagram stores
your data primarily
cookies. You can manage, deactivate or
delete these cookies in your browser.
on your browser, the management always works
a little differently.
You can also basically set up your browser so that you are always informed when a cookie is to be set. Then you can always decide individually whether you want to allow the cookie or not.
We would like to point out that according to the opinion of the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for the transfer of data to the USA. The data processing is essentially carried out by Instagram. This may result in data not being processed and stored anonymously. Furthermore, US government authorities may be able to access individual data. It may also happen that this data is linked to data from possible other Instagram services where you have a user account.
We have tried to provide you with the most important information about Instagram's data processing. Auf https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875 you can find out more about Instagram's data policy.
What is LinkedIn?
We use social plug-ins of the social media network LinkedIn, of the company LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA on our website. The social plug-ins can be feeds, sharing of content or links to our LinkedIn page. The social plug-ins are clearly marked with the familiar LinkedIn logo and allow, for example, interesting content to be shared directly via our website. For the European Economic Area and Switzerland, LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place in Dublin is responsible for data processing.
By embedding such plug-ins, data can be sent to LinkedIn, stored and processed there.
LinkedIn is the largest social network for business contacts. Unlike Facebook, for example, it focuses exclusively on building business contacts. Companies can present services and products on the platform and establish business relationships. Many people also use LinkedIn for job hunting or to find suitable employees for their own company.
What data is stored by LinkedIn?
LinkedIn does not store any personal data merely by integrating the social plug-ins. LinkedIn calls this data generated by plug-ins passive impressions. However, when you click on a social plug-in, for example to share our content, the platform stores personal data as so-called "active impressions". And this is regardless of whether you have a LinkedIn account or not. If you are logged in, the collected data is assigned to your account.
Your browser establishes a direct connection
interact with our plug-ins. In this way, the
company logs various usage
addition to your IP address, this may
include login data, device information
information about your internet or mobile
provider. If you access LinkedIn
your smartphone, your location (after you
have allowed this) can also be
LinkedIn may also share this data with third
party advertisers in a "hashed"
Hashing means that a data record is turned
into a string of characters. This
possible to encrypt the data in such a way
that people can no longer be
Most data about your user behaviour is stored in cookies. LinkedIn also works with third-party providers.
How long and where is the data stored?
In principle, LinkedIn retains your personal data for as long as the company considers it necessary to offer its own services. However, LinkedIn deletes your personal data when you delete your account. In some exceptional cases, LinkedIn may retain some data in aggregate and anonymised form even after you delete your account. Once you delete your account, other people will not be able to see your data within one day. LinkedIn generally deletes data within 30 days. However, LinkedIn retains data if it is necessary for legal reasons. Data that can no longer be assigned to a person remains stored even after the account is closed. The data is stored on various servers in America and presumably also in Europe.
How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
You have the right to access and also delete your personal data at any time. You can manage, change and delete your data in your LinkedIn account. In addition, you can also request a copy of your personal data from LinkedIn.
You also have the option in your browser to prevent LinkedIn from processing your data. As mentioned above, LinkedIn stores most data via cookies that are set in your browser. You can manage, deactivate or delete these cookies. Depending on which browser you have, the management works slightly differently.
We would like to point out that according to the opinion of the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. The data processing is essentially carried out by LinkedIn. This may result in data not being processed and stored anonymously. Furthermore, US government authorities may be able to access individual data. It may also happen that this data is linked to data from possible other LinkedIn services where you have a user account.
We have tried to provide you with the most important information about data processing by LinkedIn. You can learn more about the data processing of the social media network LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.