The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified. You can find detailed information on the subject of data protection in our data protection declaration listed below this text.
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The place responsible for data processing on this website is given in the imprint. This office is the first point of contact for data protection issues.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected by you providing it yourself. This can be data that you enter in a contact form or when ordering a newsletter. Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of the page call). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
Analysis of your data
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure that the website is provided without errors.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data at any time. You also have the right to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. Furthermore, you have the right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.
Is the transmission of your data encrypted?
Yes. This website uses encryption. This is to prevent unauthorized persons from accessing your data.
I. General notes and mandatory information
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
The place responsible for data processing on this website is given in the imprint. Responsible body is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct advertising (Art. 21 DPA)
If the data processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 letter e or f FADP, you have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation, including profiling based on these provisions. The respective legal basis on which processing is based can be found in this data protection declaration.
If you object, we will no longer process your personal data concerned, unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing which are worthy of protection and which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If your personal data are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing, including profiling, insofar as it is linked to such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will no longer be used for direct marketing purposes.
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your consent. We will expressly request this from you before we start processing your data. You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out up to the time of revocation shall remain unaffected by the revocation.
Data Protection Officer required by law
We are obliged by law to appoint a data protection officer and have appointed one. Name and contact details of our data protection officer:
Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
The website visitor is advised that he/she has a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority in the event of violations of data protection law. The competent supervisory authority in data protection matters is the data protection commissioner of the federal state in which our company has its headquarters. A list of the data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link:
Right to data transferability
You have the right to have data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to another person responsible, in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only take place as far as it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.
We reserve the right to change these data protection regulations at any time in compliance with the legal requirements.
II. Data collection on our website
The Internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you disable cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.
Cookies, which are necessary for the electronic communication process or for the provision of certain functions requested by you, are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimal provision of his services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are treated separately in this data protection declaration.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
Browser type and version
Operating system used
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of the server request
This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently check this data if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use. These data are recorded on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free and optimal presentation of his website - for this purpose the server log files must be recorded.
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact data you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
The data entered in the contact form will be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out up to the time of revocation shall remain unaffected by the revocation.
The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent for storage or the purpose for which the data was stored no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.
III. Third-party modules and analysis tools
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Opposition to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent the collection of your information on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics
Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics
This website uses the "demographic features" function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be created that contain information about the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data is derived from interest-based advertising by Google as well as from visitor data from third parties. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google Account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section "Objection to data collection".
Contract data processing
We have concluded a contract with Google for commissioned data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
We use the function "Activate IP anonymization" on this website. However, this will cause your IP address to be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both his website and his advertising.
Facebook Pixels / Custom Audiences
Our website uses the visitor action pixel of Facebook, Facebook Inc. 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook") to measure conversion.
This allows the behaviour of site visitors to be tracked after they have been redirected to the provider's website by clicking on a Facebook ad. This allows the effectiveness of Facebook Ads to be evaluated for statistical and market research purposes and future advertising measures to be optimised.
The collected data is anonymous for us as the operator of this website, we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the users. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook, so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with the Facebook Data Usage Guidelines (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). This allows Facebook to allow advertisements to be placed on pages within Facebook and outside of Facebook. This use of the data cannot be influenced by us as site operator.
The Facebook pixel is used in the interest of optimizing our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
Twitter Pixel / Custom Audiences
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our pages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter.
In particular, the "Twitter pixel" set on our pages allows us to track actions of users after they have seen or clicked on a Twitter advertisement. This procedure is used to evaluate the effectiveness of Twitter ads for statistical and market research purposes and can help to optimize future advertising measures.
You can change your privacy settings and consent on Twitter in the account settings at: https://twitter.com/account/settings.
The Twitter pixel is used in the interest of optimizing our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
The use of LinkedIn Insights is in the interest of optimizing our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of these pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our sites equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the Youtube server which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
We use "Google reCAPTCHA" (hereinafter "reCAPTCHA") on our web pages. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").
reCAPTCHA is intended to check whether the data input on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is done by a human being or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor on the basis of various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis purposes, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent on the website by the website visitor or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.
The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place.
Data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 letter f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting his web offers from abusive automated spying.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected. We use these data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass them on to third parties.
The data entered in the newsletter registration form will be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data, your e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out shall not be affected by the revocation.
The data you provide us with for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and deleted after you cancel the newsletter. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the member area) remains unaffected by this.
This website uses Mailchimp for sending newsletters. The supplier is Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
Mailchimp is a service that can be used to organize and analyze the sending of newsletters, among other things. The data you enter to subscribe to the newsletter will be stored on the US servers of Mailchimp.
Certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield
Mailchimp has a certification according to the "EU-US-Privacy-Shield". The EU-US Privacy Shield is an agreement between the European Union and the USA to ensure that European data protection standards are respected in the USA. Every company certified according to the Privacy-Shield commits itself to comply with these data protection standards.
Data analysis through Mailchimp
For the purpose of analysis, e-mails sent with Mailchimp contain a so-called "web-beacon", which connects to the servers of Mailchimp in the USA when the e-mail is opened. In this way it can be determined whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked on, if any. In addition, Mailchimp collects technical information (such as time of access, IP address, browser type and operating system). The information collected in this way cannot be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient and only serves the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients. Mailchimp will pass on the collected data to third parties and will not contact you directly.
We send our newsletters exclusively with Mailchimp, so that it is not possible to receive our newsletter without Mailchimp. If you do not want to receive any analysis by Mailchimp, you have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in every newsletter message. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.
The data processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out shall not be affected by the revocation.
The data you provide us with for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the servers of Mailchimp after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the member area) remains unaffected by this.
Conclusion of a contract for commissioned data processing (data processing agreement)
We have a so-called "Data-Processing-Agreement" with Mailchimp, in which we commit Mailchimp to protect the data of our customers and not to pass them on to third parties. This agreement can be viewed at the following link: https://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement/sample-agreement/
We offer you the opportunity to apply for a job with us online. In the following we inform you about the scope, purpose and use of the personal data collected from you. We assure you that the collection, processing and use of your data will be in accordance with the applicable data protection laws and all other legal requirements and will be treated in strict confidence.
Scope and purpose of data collection
In the context of your application, we will record in particular your first and last name, contact information (mobile phone number and/or e-mail), address, curriculum vitae and relevant certificates/apprenticeship certificates as well as other information regarding qualifications or work experience.
The data collection is done by sending us the data and your application. This personal data is used exclusively for the processing and execution of your application procedure. Within our company, your personal data will only be passed on to persons who are involved in the processing of your application. Furthermore, your personal data will not be passed on to third parties unless you have given us your express consent to do so.
By submitting this data, you also give your consent to the described use of your data (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent for the future at any time. You have the right to request information about your data stored with us at any time.
If the application is successful, the data submitted by you will be stored in our data processing systems for the purpose of carrying out the employment relationship.
Retention period of the data
If we are unable to offer you a job, you reject a job offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the right to keep the data you have submitted with us for up to 6 months from the end of the application process (rejection or withdrawal of the application). The data is then deleted and the physical application documents destroyed. The storage serves in particular as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required after the 6-month period has expired (e.g. due to an imminent or pending legal dispute), the data will only be deleted when they have become invalid. Other statutory storage obligations remain unaffected.
All data submitted by you will be transmitted encrypted (https encryption). Your data will be secured within our company by software and hardware in a suitable manner and protected according to the state of the art.
Status as of: June 2020