Scope of application
On this website, personal data of the user are collected only in the context of the applicable data protection law, in particular, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The technical terms used in the text are explained in more detail in Article 4 of the GDPR.
Data processing is permitted according to the GDPR, especially in three cases:
according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if the processing of your personal data is necessary for the initiation, conclusion, or execution of a contractual relationship;
according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, if, after a balance of interests, the processing is necessary to safeguard our legitimate interests; this includes, in particular, our interests in analyzing, optimizing, and securing the offer on our website – in particular an analysis of user behavior, the creation of profiles for advertising purposes and the storage of access data as well as the use of third-party providers. Such data processing is allowed because of the announcement of the European legislators. They had the opinion, that a balance of interests is especially assuming if the concerned person has a relationship with the responsible entity (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).
Types of data processed:
Inventory data (e. g., name, e-mail)
Contact details (e. g., name, e-mail)
Content data (e. g., text input, photographs, videos)
Usage data (e. g., visited websites, interest in content, access times)
Communication data (e. g., device information, IP addresses)
Purpose of processing:
Provision of the online offer, its functions, and its contents.
Response to contact requests and communication with users.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. “(“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. 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. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will previously be reduced by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics.
If comments or other contributions are written and published on our website, we store the IP address, the user name and the time of creation. These data are collected for security reasons, since the provider can be prosecuted for illegal content (prohibited propaganda, insults, etc.), even if they were created by third parties. In such a case, the information is used to determine the identity of the author.
Integration of third-party services and content
Our offer may include content, services and performances of other providers. These include maps provided by Google Maps, videos from YouTube and graphics and images from other websites. In order for this data to be called up and displayed in the user’s browser, the transmission of the IP address is absolutely necessary. The providers (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) thus perceive the IP address of the respective user.
Although we make every effort to use only third-party providers who only need the IP address to deliver content, we have no influence on whether the IP address may be stored. In this case, this process is used for statistical purposes, among other things. If we have knowledge that the IP address is stored, we point this out to our users.
On our website, we use functions of XING, a network that aims in particular to promote professional contacts among its members. The provider of this network is XING AG. It is located at Dammtorstraße 29-32 in 20354 Hamburg. When one of our pages with XING functions is accessed, a connection to XING servers is established. We are not aware that XING stores personal data. To the best of our knowledge, XING does not evaluate or store any IP addresses. If you would like further information on XING data protection, you can call up the XING data protection declaration with the link https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection. There you can also learn more about the XING share button.
The server log files are anonymous data that are collected when you access our website. This information does not allow any personal conclusions to be drawn about you, but for technical reasons it is indispensable for the delivery and presentation of our contents. Furthermore you serve our statistics and the constant optimization of our contents. Typical log files are the date and time of access, the amount of data, the browser used for access and its version, the operating system used, the domain name of the provider commissioned by you, the page from which you came to our offer (referrer URL) and your IP address. Logfiles also allow a precise check in case of suspicion of illegal use of our website.
We collect personal data within the scope of data avoidance and data economy only to the extent and as long as it is necessary for the use of our website or is prescribed by law. We take the protection of your personal data seriously and strictly adhere to the relevant legal regulations and this data protection declaration when collecting and processing personal data. If the purpose of data collection ceases to apply or if the end of the legal storage period has been reached, the data collected will be blocked or deleted. Our website can be used regularly without passing on personal data. If we collect personal data – such as your name, address or e-mail address – this data collection is voluntary. This data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent. Please note that data on the Internet is generally not always transmitted securely. Especially in e-mail traffic, data exchange protection cannot be guaranteed.
Information, deletion, blocking
You will receive information at any time and free of charge about the personal data we have stored about you as well as about the origin, the recipient and the purpose of data collection and data processing. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of your data. This does not apply to data which is kept due to legal regulations or which is required for proper business transactions. Data is stored in a lock file for control purposes so that data can be locked at any time. If data are not collected by a legal archiving obligation, we delete your data at your request. If the archiving obligation applies, we block your data. For all questions and concerns regarding the correction, blocking or deletion of personal data, please contact our data protection officer under the contact data in this data protection declaration or at the address stated in the imprint.
Changes to our data protection declaration
In order to ensure that our data protection declaration always complies with current legal requirements, we reserve the right to make changes at any time. This also applies in the event that the data protection declaration has to be adapted due to new or revised services, for example, new services. The new data protection declaration will then take effect the next time you visit our website.