Privacy Policy

Data protection

We are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection is extremely important to T4MEDIA. GmbH. Use of the T4MEDIA. GmbH website is mostly possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to use our company’s special services via our website, personal data processing may be required. If the processing of personal data is required and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally seek the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as a name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with T4MEDIA. GmbH applicable country-specific data protection regulations. Through this privacy policy, our company seeks to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal information we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights under this privacy policy.

The T4MEDIA. GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures as the controller in order to ensure the most complete protection possible for personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security holes, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to submit personal data to us in alternative ways, for example by telephone.

1. Definitions

The privacy policy of T4MEDIA. GmbH is based on the terminology used by the European directive and regulatory authority in the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain in advance the terminology used.

We use the following terms in this privacy policy, including but not limited to:

  • a)    Personal data

    Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual (hereinafter the “data subject”). An individual is a person that is considered to be identifiable. They directly or indirectly, in particular by association, with an identifier such as: a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special features, expresses the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity. Any of these examples classifies how an individual can be identified.

  • b)    Data subject

    Data subject is any identified or identifiable individual whose personal data is processed by the controller.

  • c)    Processing

    Processing means any process or series of operations related to personal data, such as collecting, collecting, organizing, organizing, storing, adapting or modifying, reading, querying, using, with or without the aid of automated procedures; disclosure by submission, dissemination or other form of provision, reconciliation or association, restriction, erasure or destruction.

  • d)    Restriction of processing

    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.

  • e)    Profiling

    Profiling is any kind of automated processing of personal data that consists in using said personal information to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person. In particular, aspects relating to: job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation of an individual.

  • f)     Pseudonymization

    Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the need for additional information; provided that such additional information is kept separate and subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data not assigned to an identified or identifiable individual.

  • g)    Authority or controller of processing

    The authority or controller of processing is the individual or legal person, public authority, body or body that, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union law or the law of the Member States, the controller or the specific criteria for their designation may be provided under state or national law.

  • h)    Processor

    The processor is a individual or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

  • i)      Recipient

    The recipient is an individual or legal person, agency, agency or other body in which personal data is disclosed, whether or not they are in a specific area. However, authorities which may receive personal data under state or national law in connection with a particular duty are not considered as beneficiaries.

  • j)      Third Party

    Third party is an individual or legal person, public authority, body or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor to process the personal data

  • k)    Consent

    Consent is any voluntarily given and unambiguously expressed form of a statement or other unambiguous confirmatory act by the data subject for the particular case, by which the data subject indicates that they consent to the processing of the personal data concerning him / her is.

2. Name and address of the processing authority

The person responsible of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection character is:

T4MEDIA. GmbH
Seelbergstraße 23-25
70372 Stuttgart
Germany

Phone: 071152089930
Email: info@t4media.de
Website: www.t4media.de

3. Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the controller is:

Dr. Sebastian Kraska
External Data Protection Officer
IITR Datenschutz GmbH
Office: Marienplatz 2, 80331 Munich
Domicile: Eschenrieder Str. 62c, 82194 Gröbenzell
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)89 1891 7360
Email: email@iitr.de
Website: www.iitr.de

Any data subject can contact our data protection officer at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

4. Cookies

The websites of the T4MEDIA. GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored and stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

A lot of websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited websites and servers to distinguish the individual’s browser from other internet browsers that contain other cookies. A particular web browser can be recognized and identified by the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, T4MEDIA. GmbH provide users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized in the sense of the user. Cookies allow us, as already mentioned, to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies need not reenter their credentials each time they visit the website, as this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping basket in the online shop. The online shop remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The data user can prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently contradict the use of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the data user deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.

5. Collection of general data and information

The website of T4MEDIA. GmbH collects a series of general data and information each time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the internet page from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-web pages which can be accessed via (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information T4MEDIA. GmbH forms no conclusions on the data subject. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) to optimize the content of our website and to advertise it, (3) to ensure the continued functioning of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyberattack. This anonymously collected data and information is provided by T4MEDIA. GmbH. statistically and furtherly evaluated with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure the best possible 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 an data subject.

6. Subscription to our newsletter

On the website of T4MEDIA. GmbH, the opportunity for users to subscribe to the newsletter of our company is given. Which personal data is transmitted to the data controller, when the newsletter is ordered, results from the input mask used for this purpose.

T4MEDIA. GmbH informs its customers and business partners at regular intervals by means of a newsletter about offers from the company. The newsletter of our company can only be received by the data user if: (1) the data subject has a valid email address and (2) the data user registers for the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address entered by a data subject for the first time for newsletter mailing using the double-opt-in procedure. This confirmation email is used to check whether the owner of the e-mail address, as the person concerned, authorized the receipt of the newsletter.

When subscribing to the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system used by the person concerned at the time of registration, as well as the date and time of registration, as assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP). The collection of this data is necessary in order to understand the (possible) misuse of a data subject’s e-mail address at a later date and therefore serves as legal safeguards for the controller.

The personal data collected in the context of registering for the newsletter will be used exclusively to send our newsletter. Subscribers to the newsletter may also be notified by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or registration, as might be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter or technical changes. There will be no transfer of personal data collected as part of the newsletter service to third parties. Subscription to our newsletter may be terminated by the person concerned at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data that the data subject has given us for the newsletter dispatch can be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revoking the consent, there is a corresponding link in each newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time, directly on the controller’s website, or to inform the controller in a different way.

7. Newsletter tracking

The newsletters of T4MEDIA. GmbH contain so-called “counting pixels”. A counting pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in such emails that are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded pixel count, T4MEDIA. GmbH recognize if and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject and which links in the e-mail were activated by the person concerned.

Such personal data collected via the counting pixels contained in the newsletters will be stored and evaluated by the controller in order to optimize the delivery of newsletters and to better adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the data subject. This personal data will not be disclosed to third parties. Data subjects are at any time entitled to revoke the separate declaration of consent made via the double-opt-in procedure. After revocation, this personal data will be deleted by the controller. A deregistration from the receipt of the newsletter indicates T4MEDIA. GmbH automatically as a revocation.

8. Contact via the website

Due to legal regulations, the website of T4MEDIA. GmbH contains information that enables quick electronic contact to our company 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 data controller by e-mail or through a contact form, the personal data provided by the data user will be automatically saved. Such personal data, voluntarily transmitted by an individual to the controller, is stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data user. There is no disclosure of this personal data to third parties.

9. Comments in the blog on the website

T4MEDIA. GmbH offers users the opportunity to leave individual comments on blogs located on the website of the controller. A blog is a web-based, usually public-accessible portal in which one or more people, who are called bloggers or web bloggers, can post articles or write down thoughts in so-called blog posts. The blog posts can usually be commented on by third parties.

If a person leaves a comment on the blog published within this website, not only the comments left by the person concerned, but also information on the time of the commentary input and the username (pseudonym) chosen by the person concerned are saved and published. Furthermore, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the data subject is also logged. This storage of the IP address is made for security reasons and in the event that the data user violates the rights of third parties or posts illegal contents by submitting a comment. The storage of such personal data is therefore in the own interest of the controller, so that they could exculpate in case of infringement. There is no disclosure of this personal data to third parties, unless such disclosure is not required by law or the legal defense of the controller.

10. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller shall process and store the personal data of the data user only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage or, as the case may be, by the European directives or regulations or by any other legislator in laws or regulations which the controller was provided for.

If the storage purpose is omitted or if a storage period prescribed by the European directives and regulations or any other relevant legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

11. Rights of the data subject

  • a)    Right to confirmation

    Each data subject has the right, as granted by the European Regulators and Regulators, to require the controller to confirm whether personal data relating to him / her is being processed. If a data subject wishes to make use of this right of confirmation, they can contact an employee of the controller at any time

    b)    Right to information

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authority, at any time to obtain from the data controller information free of charge on the personal data stored about him and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European legislator and regulator has provided the data subject with the following information:

processing purposes
the categories of personal data being processed
the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed or are still being disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or to international organizations
if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if that is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration
the right of rectification or erasure of the personal data concerning them or restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: all available information on the source of the data
the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) of the GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject

  • In addition, the data subject has a right of access as to whether personal data has been transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. If that is the case, then the data user has the right to obtain information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.If an interested party wishes to exercise this right to information, they may at any time contact an employee of the controller.
  • c)    Right to rectification

    Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator to demand the immediate correction of inaccurate personal data concerning him / her. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, taking into account the purposes of the processing.

    If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, they may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.

  • d)    Right to cancellation (right to be forgotten)

    Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directives and Regulators to require the controller to immediately delete the personal data concerning them, provided that one of the following reasons is satisfied and processing is not required:

    • The personal data has been collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
      The person concerned revokes the consent on which the processing was based on Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR or Article 9 (2) (a) of the GDPR and lacks any other legal basis for the processing.
      The data subject submits an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR, and there are no legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject appeals pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR the processing.
      The personal data were processed unlawfully.
      The deletion of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation under Union or national law to which the controller is subject.
      The personal data were collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 para. 1 GDPR.

     

  • If any of the above reasons are true and a data subject removes personal information from the T4MEDIA. GmbH, at any time, it may contact an employee of the controller. The employee of T4MEDIA. GmbH will arrange that the deletion request be fulfilled immediately.
  • Were the personal data of the T4MEDIA. GmbH is made public and if our company is responsible for deleting personal data in accordance with Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR, the T4MEDIA applies. GmbH, taking into account the technology available and the implementation costs, shall take appropriate measures, including technical means, to inform other data controllers processing the personal data published that the data subject has been deleted by these other data controllers Has requested links to such personal data or copies or replications of such personal data, as far as the processing is not required. The employee of T4MEDIA. GmbH will arrange the necessary in individual cases.
  • e)    Right to restriction of processing

    Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulatory authority, to require the controller to restrict the processing if one of the following conditions applies:

    • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period of time that enables the person responsible to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
    • The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests the restriction of the use of personal data.
    • The data controller no longer needs the personal data for processing purposes, but the data subject requires them to assert, exercise or defend their rights.
    • The person concerned has objection to the processing acc. Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh those of the person concerned.

     

  • Unless one of the above conditions is met and a data subject has the restriction of personal information provided by the T4MEDIA. GmbH, may at any time contact an employee of the controller. The employee of T4MEDIA. GmbH will initiate the restriction of the processing.
  • f)     Right to data portability

    Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right conferred by the European Directives and Regulations to obtain the personal data concerning him / her provided to a controller by the data subject in a structured, common and machine-readable format. It also has the right to transfer this data to another person responsible without hindrance by the controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR or Article 9 (1) (b) 2 (a) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR and processing by means of automated processes, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task of public interest or in the exercise of public authority, which has been assigned to the responsible person.

    Furthermore, in exercising their right to data portability under Article 20 (1) of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to obtain that the personal data are transmitted directly from one controller to another, insofar as this is technically feasible and if so this does not affect the rights and freedoms of others.

    To assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact an employee of T4MEDIA. GmbH.

  • g)    Right to objection

    Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right conferred by the European directive and regulatory authority at any time, for reasons arising from its particular situation, against the processing of personal data relating to it pursuant to Article 6 (1) (e) or f GDPR takes an objection. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

    T4MEDIA. GmbH will no longer process personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing which are worthy of protection, which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims ,

    Processes T4MEDIA. GmbH personal data to operate direct mail, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to the profiling, as far as it is associated with such direct mail. Does the data subject object to T4MEDIA? GmbH processing for purposes of direct mail, so will T4MEDIA. GmbH no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

    In addition, the data subject has the right, for reasons arising out of their particular situation, against the processing of personal data relating to them which is the responsibility of T4MEDIA. GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, to object, unless such processing is necessary to fulfill a task of public interest.

    To exercise the right of opposition, the data subject can directly contact any employee of T4MEDIA. GmbH or another employee. The data subject is also free, in the context of the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58 / EC, to exercise his right of opposition by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

  • h)  Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

    Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, as granted by the European legislature and the legislature, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has a legal effect on it or, in a similar manner, significantly affects it; unless the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is permitted by Union or Member State legislation to which the controller is subject, and that legislation provides for appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject; or (3) with the express consent of the data subject.

    If the decision (1) is required for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller or (2) it takes place with the express consent of the data subject, T4MEDIA shall apply. Appropriate measures to protect the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the controller, to express his / her own position and to challenge the decision.

    If the data subject wishes to claim automated decision-making rights, they can contact an employee of the controller at any time.

  • i)      Right to revoke a data protection consent

    Any data subject has the right, granted by the European directive and regulatory authority, to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

    If the data subject wishes to assert their right to withdraw consent, they may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.

12. Data protection in applications and in the application process

The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application process. The processing can also be done electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits corresponding application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example by e-mail or via a web form available on the website. If the controller concludes a contract of employment with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purposes of the employment relationship in accordance with the law. If no employment contract is concluded with the candidate by the controller, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after the announcement of the rejection decision, unless deletion precludes other legitimate interests of the controller. Other legitimate interest in this sense, for example, a burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

13. Privacy Policy for Deployment and Use of Adobe Analytics (Omniture) / Adobe Marketing Cloud

The controller has integrated components from Adobe on this website. Adobe Analytics (Omniture) or the Adobe Marketing Cloud (hereafter referred to as “Omniture”) is a tool that enables more efficient online marketing and web analytics. Omniture is part of the Adobe Marketing Cloud. The Adobe Marketing Cloud enables real-time analysis of visitor traffic on websites. The real-time analyzes include project reports and allow an ad-hoc analysis of the website visitors. Customer interactions are presented in a way that gives the controller a better overview of the online activity of the users of this website by displaying the data in simple and interactive dashboards and converting them into reports. This enables the controller to obtain information in real time and to more quickly identify any issues that may arise.

The operator of these services is Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland.

Omniture sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject (cookies have already been explained in advance, the same can be found above). The controller ensures through a server setting that the tracking records submitted to the Adobe data center are anonymized prior to geolocation. The anonymization is implemented by replacing the last part of the IP address. The controller has made server-side settings that will independently anonymize the IP address of the data subject prior to processing for geolocation and range measurement. On behalf of the controller, Adobe will use the data and information obtained through our website to evaluate the user behavior of the data subject. Adobe will also use the data to create user activity reports on our behalf and to provide other services to our company related to the use of our website. The IP address of the data subject will not be merged with other personal information by Adobe.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies through our website, as shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently contradict the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Omniture from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, the cookies already set by Omniture can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs.

In addition, the data subject has the option of objecting to, and preventing, the collection of the data generated by the Adobe cookie relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Adobe. For this, the person concerned must press the unsubscribe button under the link http://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/opt-out.html, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set against the objection will be placed on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the data subject’s system are deleted after an appeal, the data subject must revisit the link and set a new opt-out cookie.

By setting the opt-out cookie, however, it is possible that the website of the controller for the data subject is no longer fully usable.

Adobe’s applicable privacy policy can be found at http://www.adobe.com/privacy.html.

14. Privacy Policy on Use and Use of Facebook

The controller has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is an Internet-based social meeting place, an online community that typically allows users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform to exchange views and experiences, or allows the Internet community to provide personal or business information. Facebook allows social network users to create private profiles, upload photos and socialize via friend requests.

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. Persons responsible for the processing of personal data, if a data subject lives outside the US or Canada, are Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each visit to one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned automatically by the respective Facebook Component causes a representation of the corresponding Facebook component of Facebook to download. An overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_US. As part of this technical process, Facebook receives information about which specific underside of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the data subject is simultaneously logged into Facebook, Facebook recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific underside of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected through the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the person concerned activates one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the “Like” button, or if the person concerned makes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data ,

Facebook always receives information via the Facebook component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged in to Facebook at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the person clicks on the Facebook component or not. If such a transfer of this information to Facebook is not wanted by the data subject, it can prevent the transfer by logging out of their Facebook account before calling our website.

The data policy published by Facebook, which is available at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains which options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, different applications are available, which make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook.

15. Privacy Policy for use and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization feature)

The controller has integrated on this website the component Google Analytics (with anonymization function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the collection, collection and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on which website a data subject has come to a website (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for which length of stay a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The controller uses the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analytics via Google Analytics. By means of this addendum, the IP address of the Internet access of the data subject will be shortened and anonymised by Google if the access to our website is from a Member State of the European Union or from another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze visitor flows on our website. Among other things, Google uses the data and information obtained to evaluate the use of our website, to compile for us online reports showing the activities on our websites, and to provide other services related to the use of our website.

Google Analytics uses a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are, has already been explained above. By using this cookie Google is enabled to analyze the usage of our website. Each time one of the pages of this website is accessed by the controller and a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically initiated by the respective Google Analytics component To submit data to Google for online analysis purposes. As part of this technical process, Google will be aware of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which serve, among other things, Google to track the origin of the visitors and clicks, and subsequently make commission settlements possible.

The cookie stores personally identifiable information, such as access time, the location from which access was made, and the frequency of site visits by the data subject. Each time you visit our website, your personal information, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal information is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may transfer such personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies through our website, as shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently contradict the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option of objecting to and preventing the collection of the data generated by Google Analytics for the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google. To do this, the person must download and install a browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as a contradiction. If the data subject’s information technology system is later deleted, formatted or reinstalled, the data subject must re-install the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or disabled by the data subject or any other person within their sphere of control, it is possible to reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on.

Additional information and Google’s privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail at https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

16. Privacy Policy for Using Adobe SiteCatalyst ™

We use Adobe SiteCatalyst ™, an analysis service provided by Adobe Inc. Details of the product can be found at http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/product.

Through SiteCatalyst, we process general website traffic patterns, preferably visited pages, referring web pages, referring search engines, campaign success rates, and abandonment rates.

Site Catalyst uses, among other things, so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer. In addition, SiteCatalyst also uses so-called ClearGifs (sometimes called “Web Beacons”). This is usually a transparent graphic (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) placed on a site. Clear GIFs are used in conjunction with cookies to help SiteCatalyst understand how users interact with the Site. A detailed description of cookies and ClearGifs on SiteCatalyst can be found at http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/ product. We also process IP addresses through SiteCatalyst. The IP address is obscured by SiteCatalyst. The transfer of data occurs regularly to Adobe’s systems in the US or other countries. If you do not wish to process data in the aforementioned form, you can object to processing a thttp: //www.omniture.com/en/privacy/product#optout. For this a cookie is set on your computer.

17. Privacy Policy on Use and Use of Instagram

The controller has integrated components of the Instagram service on this website. Instagram is a service that qualifies as an audiovisual platform, allowing users to share photos and videos, and also disseminate such data to other social networks.
Instagram’s operating company is Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA.

Each visit to one of the pages of this website operated by the controller and on which an Instagram component (Insta-Button) has been integrated automatically causes the internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned through the respective Instagram component causes to download a representation of the corresponding component of Instagram. As part of this technical process, Instagram is aware of which specific bottom of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the data subject is logged in to Instagram at the same time, Instagram recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website which specific subpage the data subject visits. This information is collected through the Instagram component and assigned through Instagram to the data subject’s Instagram account. If the person concerned activates one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transferred with it are assigned to the personal Instagram user account of the person concerned and saved and processed by Instagram.
Through the Instagram component, Instagram always receives information that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is simultaneously logged into Instagram at the time of accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the person clicks on the Instagram component or not. If the data subject does not want to transmit this information to Instagram, the latter can prevent the transmission from logging out of their Instagram account before calling our website.

Additional information and Instagram’s privacy policy can be found at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

18. Privacy Policy for Use and Use of LinkedIn

The controller has integrated components from LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network that allows users to connect to existing business contacts and make new business contacts. Over 400 million registered people use LinkedIn in more than 200 countries. This makes LinkedIn currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

LinkedIn’s operating company is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy outside the United States is handled by LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time you visit our website, which has a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in), this component causes the browser used by the subject to download a corresponding representation of the LinkedIn component. More information about the LinkedIn plug-ins can be found at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn learns about the specific bottom of our website visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website which specific bottom of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected through the LinkedIn component and linked by LinkedIn to the data subject’s LinkedIn account. If the data subject activates a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data.

LinkedIn always receives information via the LinkedIn component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is simultaneously logged into LinkedIn at the time of accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the person clicks on the LinkedIn component or not. If the data subject does not want to transmit this information to LinkedIn, the latter can prevent it from logging out of their LinkedIn account before visiting our website.

At https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls, LinkedIn offers the ability to opt out of email messages, text messages, and targeted ads, as well as manage ad settings. LinkedIn also uses partners like Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame, who can set cookies. Such cookies can be refused at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. LinkedIn’s privacy policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn cookie policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

19. Privacy Policy on Use and Use of Twitter

The controller has integrated Twitter components on this website. Twitter is a multilingual publicly available microblogging service where users can post and distribute so-called tweets, which are limited to 280 characters. These short messages are available to anyone, including non-Twitter subscribers. The tweets are also displayed to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user’s tweets. Twitter also allows you to address a broad audience via hashtags, links or retweets.

The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically activated by the respective Twitter component causes to download a presentation of the corresponding Twitter component of Twitter. Further information on the Twitter buttons is available at https://about.twitter.com/en/resources/buttons. As part of this technical process, Twitter receives information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned. The purpose of the integration of the Twitter component is to allow our users to redistribute the contents of this website, to promote this website in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.

If the data subject is simultaneously logged in to Twitter, Twitter recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific underside of our website visits the data subject. This information is collected through the Twitter component and assigned through Twitter to the data subject’s Twitter account. If the person concerned activates one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted with it are assigned to the personal Twitter user account of the person concerned and stored and processed by Twitter.

Twitter always receives information via the Twitter component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned simultaneously logs on to Twitter at the time of access to our website; this happens regardless of whether or not the subject clicks on the Twitter component. If such a transfer of this information to Twitter is not wanted by the person concerned, it can prevent the transfer by logging out of their Twitter account before calling our website.

The applicable privacy policies of Twitter are available at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

20. Privacy Policy for Use and Use of Xing

The controller has integrated components from Xing on this website. Xing is an Internet-based social network that allows users to connect to existing business contacts and make new business contacts. The individual users can create a personal profile at Xing. Companies can, for example, create company profiles or publish job offers on Xing.

The operating company of Xing is XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time one of the individual pages on this website is called up by the controller and on which a Xing component (Xing plug-in) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically identified by the respective Xing Component causes a representation of the corresponding Xing component of Xing to be downloaded. More information about the Xing plug-ins can be found at https://dev.xing.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, Xing is aware of which specific bottom of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the data subject is logged in to Xing at the same time, Xing recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific bottom of our website visited the person concerned. This information is collected by the Xing component and assigned by Xing to the affected Xing account. If the person concerned activates one of the Xing buttons integrated on our website, for example the “Share” button, Xing assigns this information to the personal Xing user account of the person concerned and stores this personal data.

Xing always receives information from the Xing component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged in to Xing at the time of accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether or not the data subject clicks on the Xing component. If such a transfer of this information to Xing by the person concerned is not intended, it can prevent the transfer by logging out of your Xing account before calling our website.

Xing’s privacy policy, available at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal information by Xing. In addition, Xing has posted privacy notices for the XING Share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

21. Privacy Policy for Use of YouTube

The controller has integrated YouTube components on this website. YouTube is an internet video portal that allows video publishers to freely watch video clips and other users for free viewing, rating and commenting. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, so that both complete film and television broadcasts, but also music videos, trailers or user-made videos via the Internet portal are available.

YouTube’s operating company is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each visit to one of the pages of this site operated by the controller and incorporating a YouTube component (YouTube video) will automatically cause the Internet browser on the subject’s information technology system to be represented by the respective YouTube component to download an illustration of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. More information about YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/en/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google are aware of the specific bottom of our site visited by the person concerned.

If the data subject is logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes by calling a sub-page containing a YouTube video, which specific bottom of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and associated with the individual YouTube account.

YouTube and Google will always receive information through the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into YouTube at the time of access to our website; this happens regardless of whether the person clicks on a YouTube video or not. If such transmission of this information to YouTube and Google is not wanted by the data subject, it can prevent the transmission by logging out of their YouTube account before calling our website.

YouTube’s privacy policy, available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, identifies the collection, processing, and use of personally identifiable information by YouTube and Google.

22. Legal basis of processing

Art. 6 I lit. A DS-GMO serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations where we obtain consent for a particular processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a contract of which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, in processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of any other service or consideration, processing shall be based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GMO. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries regarding our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GMO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be required to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our premises were injured and his or her name, age, health insurance 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 I lit. d DS-GMO are based.

Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GMOs are based. On this legal basis, processing operations that are not covered by any of the above legal bases are required if processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the person concerned prevail. Such processing operations are particularly allowed to us because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In that regard, it considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital 47, second sentence, DS-BER).

23. Authorized interests in the processing that are being pursued by the controller or a third party

Is the processing of personal data based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GMO is our legitimate interest in conducting our business for the benefit of all of our employees and our shareholders.

24. Duration for which the personal data is stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the deadline, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, if they are no longer required to fulfill the contract or to initiate a contract.

25. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; Necessity for the conclusion of the contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision

We clarify that the provision of personal information is in part required by law (such as tax regulations) or may result from contractual arrangements (such as details of the contractor).

Occasionally it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded that a data subject provides us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is required to provide us with personal information when our company enters into a contract with her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the person concerned could not be closed.

Prior to any personal data being provided by the person concerned, the person concerned must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the individual on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of the non-provision of the personal data.

26. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company we refrain from automatic decision-making or profiling.