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Privacy Policy

As of May 2020

Table of contents
I. Identity and contact details of the data controller
II. Contact details of the data protection officer
III. General information on data processing
IV. Rights of the data subject
V. Provision of website and creation of log files
VI. Use of cookies
VII. Newsletter
VIII. Contact via Email
IX. Corporate web appearances
X. Use of corporate presences in professionally oriented networks
XI. Hosting
XII. Usage of Plugins
XIII. Integration of plugins via external service providers

I. Identity and contact details of the data controller

The data controller responsible in accordance with the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union and other national data protection laws of the Member States as well as other data protection regulations is:

LEDVANCE GmbH

Parkring 29-33

85748 Garching

Deutschland

+49 89 780673-100

contact@ledvance.com

www.ledvance.de

II. Contact details of the data protection officer

The designated data protection officer is:

DataCo GmbH

Dachauer Str. 65

80335 Munich

Germany

+49 89 7400 45840

www.dataguard.de

III. General information on data processing

1. Scope of processing personal data

In general, we only process the personal data of our users to the extent necessary in order to provide a functioning website with our content and services. The processing of personal data regularly only takes place with the consent of the user. Exceptions include cases where prior consent technically cannot be obtained and where the processing of the data is permitted by law.

2. Legal basis for data processing

Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis to obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of their data.

As for the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract of which the data subject is party, Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. b GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual activities.

When it is necessary to process personal data in order to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. c GDPR serves as the legal basis.

If vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. d GDPR serves as the legal basis.

If the processing of data is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or that of a third party, and the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the interest of the former, Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR will serve as the legal basis for the processing of data.

3. Data removal and storage duration

The personal data of the data subject will be erased or restricted as soon as the purpose of its storage has been accomplished. Additional storage may occur if it was provided for by the European or national legislator within the EU regulations, law, or other relevant regulations to which the data controller is subject. Restriction or erasure of the data also takes place when the storage period stipulated by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need to prolong the storage of the data for the purpose of concluding or fulfilling the respective contract.

IV. Rights of the data subject

When your personal data is processed, you are subsequently a data subject in the sense of the GDPR and have the following rights:

1. Right to information

You may request from the data controller to confirm whether your personal data is processed by them.

If such processing is the case, you can request the following information from the data controller:

1. The purpose for which the personal data is processed;
2. The categories of personal data being processed;
3. The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data relating to you have been disclosed or are still being disclosed;
4. The planned duration of the storage of your personal data or, if specific information is not available, criteria for determining the duration of storage;
5. The existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, a right to restriction of processing by the data controller or a right to object to such processing;
6. The existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
7. All available information on the source of the data if the personal data is not collected from the data subject;
8. The existence of automated decision-making including profiling under Article 22 para. 1 and para. 4 GDPR and, in certain cases, meaningful information about the data processing system involved, and the scope and intended result of such processing on the data subject.

You have the right to request information on whether your personal data will be transmitted to a third country or an international organisation. In this context, you can then request for the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer.

2. Right to rectification

You have a right to rectification and/or completion of the data controller, if your processed personal data is incorrect or incomplete. The data controller must correct the data without delay

3. Right to the restriction of processing

You may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under the following conditions:

  • If you challenge the correctness of your personal data for a period of time that enables the data controller to verify the accuracy of your personal data;
  • The processing is unlawful, and you refuse the erasure of the personal data and instead demand the restriction of the use of the personal data;
  • The representative no longer needs the personal data for the purpose of processing, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; or
  • If you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and it is not yet certain whether the legitimate reasons of the data controller outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, this data may – with the exception of data storage – only be used with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest, interest to the Union, or a Member State.

If the processing has been restricted according to the beforementioned conditions, you will be informed by the data controller before the restriction is lifted.

4. Right to erasure

a) Obligation to erase

If you request from the data controller to delete your personal data with immediate effect, they are required to do so immediately given that one of the following applies:

1. Personal data concerning you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or processed.
2. You revoke your consent, to which the processing is allowed pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR and there is no other legal basis for processing the data
3. According to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR you object to the processing of the data given that the processing of the data is justified by a legitimate interest, or you object pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR.
4. Your personal data has been processed unlawfully.
5. The act of deleting your personal data will invoke a legal obligation under the Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject.
6. Your personal data was collected in relation to information business services offered pursuant to Art. 8 para. 1 GDPR.

b) Information to third parties

If the data controller has made your personal data public and has to delete the data pursuant to Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR, they shall take appropriate measures, including technical means, to inform data processors who process the personal data, that a request has been made to delete all links to such personal data or copies or replications of the personal data, taking into account available technology and implementation costs to execute the process.

c) Exceptions

The right to deletion does not exist if the processing is necessary

1. to exercise the right to freedom of speech and information;
2. to fulfill a legal obligation required by the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the representative is subject, or to perform a task of public interest or in the exercise of public authority delegated to the representative;
3. for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 para. 2 lit. h and i and Art. 9 para. 3 GDPR;
4. for archival purposes of public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, to the extent that the law referred to in subparagraph (a) is likely to render impossible or seriously affect the achievement of the objectives of that processing, or
5. to enforce, exercise or defend legal claims.

5. Right to information

If you have the right of rectification, erasure or restriction of processing over the data controller, they are obliged to notify all recipients to whom your personal data have been disclosed of the correction or erasure of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

You reserve the right to be informed about the recipients of your data by the data controller.

6. Right to data portability

You have the right to receive your personal data given to the data controller in a structured, standard and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transfer this data to another person without hindrance by the data controller who was initially given the data, given that

1. 1. the processing is based on a consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. b GDPR and

2. the processing is done by automated means.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to maintain that your personal data relating to you are transmitted directly from one person to another, insofar as this is technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons shall not be affected.

The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the data controller.

7. Right to object

Subjective to your situation, you have, at any time, the right to object against the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. e or f GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The data controller will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless he can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the purpose of enforcing, exercising or defending legal claims.

If the personal data relating to you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data in regard to such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with direct mail.

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.

Regardless of Directive 2002/58/EG, you have the option, in the context of the use of information society services, to exercise your right to object to automated procedures that use technical specifications.

8. Right to revoke the data protection consent declaration

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

9. Automated decision on a case-by-case basis, including profiling

You have the right not to subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – that will have legal effect or affect you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision

1. is required for the conclusion or execution of a contract between you and the data controller,
2. is permitted by the Union or Member State legislation to which the data controller is subject, and where such legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or
3. with your expressed consent.

However, these decisions must not be based on special categories of personal data under Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR, unless Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a or g GDPR applies and reasonable measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests.

With regard to the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the data controller shall take appropriate measures to uphold your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, including the right to obtain assistance from the data controller or their representative, to express your opinion on the matter, and to contest the decision.

10. Right to complain to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in the Member State of their residence, place of work or place of alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of the personal data concerning you violates the GDPR.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been submitted shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 GDPR.

V. Provision of website and creation of log files

1. Description and scope of data processing

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and relevant information from the computer system of the calling device.

The following data is collected:

  • Browser type and version used
  • The user's operating system
  • The user’s internet service provider
  • The IP address of the user
  • Date and time of access
  • Web pages from which the user’s system accessed our website
  • Web pages accessed by the user’s system through our website

This data is stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

2. Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary for the delivery of the website to the computer of the user. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must be kept for the duration of the session.

The storage in logfiles is done to ensure the functionality of the website. The data is also used to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our IT systems. An analysis of the data for marketing purposes does not take place.

For the aforementioned purposes, our legitimate interest lies in the processing of data in compliance with Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and logfiles is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. The session is complete when the collection of data for the provision of the website is accomplished.

If the data is stored in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Storage beyond this is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated so that an assignment of the calling client is not possible.

5. Objection and removal

The collection of data for the provision of the website as well as the storage of data in log files are essential for the operation of the website. Therefore, the user may not object to the aforementioned processes.

VI. Use of cookies

1. Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the internet browser or the internet browser on the user’s computer system. If a user calls up a website, a cookie can be stored on the user’s operation system. These cookies contain a string of characters that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is reopened.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require the calling browser to be identified even after a page break.

The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:

  • Language settings
  • Log-in information

We also use cookies on our website, which enable us to analyze the browsing behavior of our users.

As a result, the following data will be transmitted:

  • Entered search queries
  • Frequency of page views
  • Use of website functionalities

The user data collected in this manner is pseudonymized by technical measures. It is therefore not possible to assign the data to the user accessing the site. The data is not stored together with other personal data of the users.

2. Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technical cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. These require that the browser is recognized even after a page change.

We need cookies for the following applications:

  • Applying language settings
  • Storage of search terms

The user data collected by technical cookies are not used to create user profiles.

The analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis cookies, we learn how the website is used and thus can constantly optimize our offer.

LEDVANCE collects information about how you use the website, e.g. which pages you visit most often and which errors occur? This analytical profiling helps us measure how effective the content is and how the website's performance could be improved.

For these purposes, we also have a legitimate interest in processing personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technical cookies is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR.

4. Duration of storage and possibility of objection and removal

Cookies are stored on the user's device and transmitted to our site by the user. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it is possible that not all functions of the website can be used to their full extent.

If you use the Safari browser version 12.1 or higher, cookies will be automatically deleted after seven days. This also applies to opt-out cookies, which are used to prevent the use of tracking mechanisms.

VII. Newsletter

1. Description and scope of data processing

You can subscribe to a newsletter on our website free of charge. When subscribing for the newsletter, the data from the input mask is transmitted to us.

  • Email address
  • Last name
  • First name
  • Telephone / mobile phone number
  • Address
  • IP address of the user's device
  • Date and time of registration

No data will be passed on to third parties in connection with data processing for the dispatch of newsletters. The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter.

2. Purpose of data processing

The collection of the user's Email address serves the purpose to deliver the newsletter to the recipient.

The collection of additional personal data as part of the registration process serves the purpose to prevent misuse of the services or the Email address used.

3. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data by the user after registration for the newsletter is Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR if the user has given his consent.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. The user's Email address will therefore be stored as long as the newsletter subscription is active.

The other personal data collected in the course of the registration process is generally deleted after a period of seven days.

5. Objection and removal

The subscription for the newsletter can be cancelled by the data subject at any time. For this purpose, every newsletter contains an opt-out link.

Through this, it is also possible to revoke the consent to the storage of personal data collected during the registration process.

VIII. Contact via Email

1. Description and scope of data processing

You can contact us via the Email address provided on our website. In this case the personal data of the user transmitted with the Email will be stored.

The data will be used exclusively for the processing of the conversation.

2. Purpose of data processing

If you contact us via Email, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

3. Legal basis for data processing

If the user has given consent, the legal basis for processing the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an Email is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If the purpose of the Email contact is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. For personal data sent by Email, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation ends when it can be concluded from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively resolved.

The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

5. Objection and removal

The user has the possibility to revoke the consent to the processing of their personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by Email, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued.

contact@ledvance.com

In this case, all personal data stored in the course of establishing contact will be deleted.

contact@ledvance.com

IX. Corporate web appearances

Use of corporate presences on social networks

Instagram:

Instagram, Part of Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland

On our company website we provide information and offer Instagram users the possibility of communication. If you carry out an action on our Instagram company website (e.g. comments, contributions, likes etc.), you may make personal data (e.g. clear name or photo of your user profile) public. However, as we generally or to a large extent have no influence on the processing of your personal data by Instagram, the company jointly responsible for the LEDVANCE GmbH company appearance, we cannot make any binding statements regarding the purpose and scope of the processing of your data.

Our corporate presence in social networks is used for communication and information exchange with (potential) customers. In particular, we use the company's presence for:

Products

Publications on the company appearance can contain the following content:

  • Information about products
  • Information about services
  • Sweepstakes
  • Customer contact
  • Service & Support

Every user is free to publish personal data through activities.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 S.1 lit. a GDPR.

We store your activities and personal data published on our Instagram corporate presence until you revoke your consent. Furthermore, we comply with the statutory retention periods.

We process data from our corporate web presence in our own systems as well. The data is stored there for the following period: 2 months.

Instagram has signed and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement signed between the European Union and the United States. This ensures Instagram's commitment to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the following linked entry: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active

You can object at any time to the processing of your personal data that we collect within the framework of your use of our Instagram corporate web presence and assert your rights as a data subject mentioned under IV. of this privacy policy. Please send us an informal Email to contact@ledvance.com . For further information on the processing of your personal data by Instagram and the corresponding objection options, please click here:

Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

Pinterest:

Pinterest Europe Ltd., Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

On our company website we provide information and offer Pinterest users the possibility of communication. If you carry out an action on our Pinterest company website (e.g. comments, contributions, likes etc.), you may make personal data (e.g. clear name or photo of your user profile) public. However, as we generally or to a large extent have no influence on the processing of your personal data by Pinterest, the company jointly responsible for the LEDVANCE GmbH company appearance, we cannot make any binding statements regarding the purpose and scope of the processing of your data.

Our corporate presence in social networks is used for communication and information exchange with (potential) customers. In particular, we use the company's presence for:

Products

Publications on the company appearance can contain the following content:

  • Information about products
  • Information about services
  • Sweepstakes
  • Customer contact
  • Service & Support

Every user is free to publish personal data through activities.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 S.1 lit. a GDPR.

We store your activities and personal data published on our Pinterest corporate presence until you revoke your consent. Furthermore, we comply with the statutory retention periods.

We process data from our corporate web presence in our own systems as well. The data is stored there for the following period: 2 months.

Pinterest has signed and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement between the European Union and the United States. This ensures Pinterest's commitment to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the following linked entry: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt00000008VVzAAM&status=Active

You can object at any time to the processing of your personal data that we collect within the framework of your use of our Pinterest corporate web presence and assert your rights as a data subject mentioned under IV. of this privacy policy. Please send us an informal Email to contact@ledvance.com . For further information on the processing of your personal data by Pinterest and the corresponding objection options, please click here:

Pinterest: https://policy.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy

Twitter:

Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

On our company website we provide information and offer Twitter users the possibility of communication. If you carry out an action on our Twitter company website (e.g. comments, contributions, likes etc.), you may make personal data (e.g. clear name or photo of your user profile) public. However, as we generally or to a large extent have no influence on the processing of your personal data by Twitter, the company jointly responsible for the LEDVANCE GmbH - company appearance, we cannot make any binding statements regarding the purpose and scope of the processing of your data.

Our corporate presence in social networks is used for communication and information exchange with (potential) customers. In particular, we use the company's presence for:

Products

Publications on the company appearance can contain the following content:

  • Information about products
  • Information about services
  • Sweepstakes
  • Customer contact
  • Service & Support

Every user is free to publish personal data through activities.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 S.1 lit. a GDPR.

We store your activities and personal data published on our Twitter corporate presence until you revoke your consent. Furthermore, we comply with the statutory retention periods.

We process data from our corporate web presence in our own systems as well. The data is stored there for the following period: 2 months.

Twitter has signed and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement between the European Union and the United States. This ensures Twitter is committed to complying with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the following linked entry: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active

You can object at any time to the processing of your personal data that we collect within the framework of your use of our Twitter corporate web presence and assert your rights as a data subject mentioned under IV. of this privacy policy. Please send us an informal Email to contact@ledvance.com . For further information on the processing of your personal data by Twitter and the corresponding objection options, please click here:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/de/privacy

YouTube:

YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, United States

On our company website we provide information and offer YouTube users the possibility of communication. If you carry out an action on our YouTube company website (e.g. comments, contributions, likes etc.), you may make personal data (e.g. clear name or photo of your user profile) public. However, as we generally or to a large extent have no influence on the processing of your personal data by YouTube, the company jointly responsible for the LEDVANCE GmbH company appearance, we cannot make any binding statements regarding the purpose and scope of the processing of your data.

Our corporate presence in social networks is used for communication and information exchange with (potential) customers. In particular, we use the company's presence for:

Products

Publications on the company appearance can contain the following content:

  • Information about products
  • Information about services
  • Sweepstakes
  • Customer contact
  • Service & Support

Every user is free to publish personal data through activities.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 S.1 lit. a GDPR.

We store your activities and personal data published on our YouTube corporate presence until you revoke your consent. Furthermore, we comply with the statutory retention periods.

We process data from our corporate web presence in our own systems as well. The data is stored there for the following period: 2 months.

YouTube has signed and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement between the European Union and the United States. This ensures that YouTube complies with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the following linked entry: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

You can object at any time to the processing of your personal data that we collect within the framework of your use of our YouTube corporate web presence and assert your rights as a data subject mentioned under IV. of this privacy policy. Please send us an informal Email to contact@ledvance.com . For further information on the processing of your personal data by YouTube and the corresponding objection options, please click here:

YouTube: https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=DE&hl=en

X. Use of corporate presences in professionally oriented networks

1. Scope of data processing

We use corporate presences on professionally oriented networks. We maintain a corporate presence on the following professionally oriented networks:

LinkedIn:

LinkedIn, Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland

XING:

XING SE, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

On our site we provide information and offer users the possibility of communication.

The corporate presence is used for job applications, information/PR and active sourcing.

We do not have any information on the processing of your personal data by the companies jointly responsible for the corporate presence. Further information can be found in the privacy policy of:

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=hb_ft_priv

XING:

https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung

If you carry out an action on our company website (e.g. comments, contributions, likes etc.), you may make personal data (e.g. clear name or photo of your user profile) public.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of your data in connection with the use of our corporate web presence is Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit.f GDPR.

3. Purpose of the data processing

Our corporate web presence serves to inform users about our services. Every user is free to publish personal data through activities.

4. Duration of storage

We store your activities and personal data published via our corporate web presence until you revoke your consent. In addition, we comply with the statutory retention periods.

5. Objection and removal

You can object at any time to the processing of your personal data which we collect within the scope of your use of our corporate web presence and assert your rights as a data subject mentioned under IV. of this privacy policy. Please send us an informal Email to the Email address stated in this privacy policy.

LinkedIn has also signed and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement between the European Union and the United States. LinkedIn commits itself to comply with the standards and regulations of the European data protection law. Further information can be found in the following linked entry: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active

You can find further information on objection and removal options here:

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=hb_ft_priv

XING:

https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung

XI. Hosting

The website is hosted on servers of a service provider commissioned by us.

Our service provider is:

SpaceNet AG

Joseph-Dollinger-Bogen 14

D-80807 München

The servers automatically collect and store information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits when you visit the website. The stored information are:

  • Browser type and version
  • Used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • Time and date of the server request
  • IP address of the user's device

This data will not be merged with other data sources. The data is collected on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of his website - for this the server log files must be recorded.

The server of the website is geographically located in Germany.

XII. Usage of Plugins

We use plugins for various purposes. The plugins used are listed below:

Use of Google Analytics

1. Scope of processing of personal data

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, D04 E5W5, Dublin, Ireland. (Hereinafter referred to as Google). Google Analytics examines, among other things, the origin of visitors, their length of stay on individual pages and the use of search engines, thus allowing better monitoring of the success of advertising campaigns.

Google Analytics uses cookies and stores them on your device. This allows personal data to be stored and evaluated, in particular the user's activity (in particular which pages have been visited and which elements have been clicked on), device and browser information (in particular the IP address and the operating system), data on the advertisements displayed (in particular which advertisements have been displayed and whether the user has clicked on them) and also data on advertising partners (in particular pseudonymised user IDs).

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be transmitted to and stored by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, on servers in the United States. However, if IP anonymization is enabled on this online presence, Google will previously truncate your IP address within member states of the European Union or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a server of Google 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 activities of the website and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet use to the operator of the website. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website.

Google LLC has signed and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement between the European Union and the United States. By doing so, Google is committed to complying with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. More information can be found in the following linked entry:

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Further information on the collection and storage of data by Google can be found here:

https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=EN&hl=en

2. Purpose of data processing

The purpose of processing personal data is to specifically address a target group that has already expressed an initial interest by visiting the site.

3. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is the user's given consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 S.1 lit. a GDPR.

4. Duration of storage

Your personal information will be stored for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or as required by law. Advertising data in server logs is anonymized by Google's own statements to delete parts of the IP address and cookie information after 9 and 18 months respectively.

5. Possibility of revocation of consent and removal

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of the consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the revocation.

You may prevent the collection and processing of your personal data by Google by preventing the storage of cookies by third parties on your computer, by using the "Do Not Track" function of a supporting browser, by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker such as NoScript (https://noscript.net/) or Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com ) in your browser. your IP address) to Google and to prevent the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

With the following link you can deactivate the use of your personal data by Google:

https://adssettings.google.de

Further information on objection and removal options against Google can be found at:

https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=EN&hl=en

Use of Google Tag Manager

1. Scope of processing of personal data

We use the Google Tag Manager (https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/ ) of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and its representative in the Union Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, D04 E5W5, Dublin, Ireland (Hereinafter referred to as Google). With Google Tag Manager, tags from Google and third-party services can be managed and bundled and embedded on an online presence. Tags are small code elements on an online presence that are used, among other things, to measure visitor numbers and behavior, capture the impact of online advertising and social channels, use remarketing and targeting, and test and optimize online presences. When a user visits the online presence, the current tag configuration is sent to the user's browser. It contains statements about which tags are to be triggered. Google Tag Manager triggers other tags that may themselves collect data. You will find information on this in the passages on the use of the corresponding services in this data protection declaration. Google Tag Manager does not access this data, and data may be transferred to Google servers in the United States. Google has signed and certified a privacy shield agreement with the European Union and the United States. By doing so, Google is committed to complying with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. For more information, please refer to the following linked entry:

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

For more information about the Google Tag Manager, please visit https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/faq.html and see Google's privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

2. Purpose of data processing

The purpose of the processing of personal data lies in the collected and clear administration as well as an efficient integration of the services of third parties.

3. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is the user's given consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 S.1 lit. a GDPR.

4. Duration of storage

Your personal information will be stored for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or as required by law. Advertising data in server logs is anonymized by Google's own statements to delete parts of the IP address and cookie information after 9 and 18 months respectively.

5. Possibility of revocation of consent and removal

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of the consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the revocation.

You may prevent the collection and processing of your personal data by Google by preventing the storage of cookies by third parties on your computer, by using the "Do Not Track" function of a supporting browser, by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker such as NoScript (https://noscript.net/ ) or Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com ) in your browser. your IP address) to Google and to prevent the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

With the following link you can deactivate the use of your personal data by Google:

https://adssettings.google.de

Further information on objection and removal options against Google can be found at:

https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=EN&hl=en

Use of Google Maps

1. Scope of processing of personal data

We use the online map service Google Maps of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and the representative in the Union Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, D04 E5W5, Dublin, Ireland (Hereinafter referred to as Google). We use the Google Maps plugin to visually display geographical data and embed it on our online presence. Through the use of Google Maps on our online presence, information about the use of our online presence, your IP address and addresses entered with the route plan function are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google has signed and certified a privacy shield agreement with the European Union and the United States. By doing so, Google is committed to complying with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the following linked entry:

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Further information on the collection and storage of data by Google can be found here:

https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=DE&hl=de

2. Purpose of data processing

The use of the Google Maps plug-in serves to improve user friendliness and an appealing presentation of our online presence.

3. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is the user's given consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 S.1 lit. a GDPR.

4. Duration of storage

Your personal information will be stored for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or as required by law.

5. Possibility of revocation of consent and removal

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of the consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the revocation.

You can prevent the collection and processing of your personal data by Google by preventing the storage of cookies from third parties on your computer, by using the "Do Not Track" function of a supporting browser, by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or by using a script blocker such as a browser browser browser.B. Install NoScript (https://noscript.net/ ) or Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com ) in your browser.

With the following link you can deactivate the use of your personal data by Google:

https://adssettings.google.de

Further information on objection and removal options against Google can be found at:

https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=EN&hl=en

Use of MailChimp

1. Scope of processing of personal data

We use the service provider MailChimp of The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA (Hereinafter referred to as MailChimp) to send our newsletter. MailChimp is a provider for email marketing and enables us to communicate directly with potential customers via email newsletters. If you register for the newsletter, the data you enter when registering for the newsletter will be transferred to MailChimp and stored there. This allows further personal data to be stored and evaluated, in particular the user's activity (in particular which pages have been visited and which elements have been clicked) and device and browser information (in particular the IP address and operating system). MailChimp has signed the Privacy-Shield-Agreement between the European Union and the USA and is certified. MailChimp commits itself to comply with the standards and regulations of the European data protection law. Further information can be found in the following linked entry:

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active

Therefore your data will also be stored by MailChimp. Your data will not be passed on to third parties to receive the newsletter and MailChimp does not have the right to pass on your data. After registration MailChimp will send you an email to confirm your registration. In addition, MailChimp offers various analysis options on how the sent newsletters are opened and used, e.g. how many users an email was sent to, whether emails were rejected and whether users unsubscribed from the list after receiving an email.
Further information on the collection and storage of data by MailChimp can be found here:

https://MailChimp.com/legal/privacy/

2. Purpose of data processing

The personal data collected during registration for the newsletter will be used exclusively for sending our newsletter, possibly for invitations to events and, if you are already our customer, for our customer e-mail. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or registration in this respect, as might be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter offering or changes to the technical conditions.

3. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is the user's given consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 S.1 lit. a GDPR.

4. Duration of storage

Your personal information will be stored for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or as required by law. In addition, you can contact MailChimp and request the deletion of your data.

5. Possibility of revocation of consent and removal

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of the consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the revocation.

Your consent to the storage of the data, as well as their use for the dispatch of the newsletter by MailChimp can be revoked at any time. You can exercise your right of withdrawal at any time by sending an email to MailChimp or by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter.
Further information on objection and removal options against MailChimp can be found at:

https://MailChimp.com/legal/privacy/

This privacy policy has been created with the assistance of DataGuard .