1. An overview of data protection
The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your
personal data when you visit our website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to
personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult
our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.
Data recording on our website
Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e. the “controller”)?
The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available
under section “Information Required by Law” on this website.
How do we record your data?
We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information
you enter into our contact form.
Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data comprises primarily
technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). This information is
recorded automatically when you access our website.
What are the purposes we use your data for?
A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data
may be used to analyse your user patterns.
What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of your archived
personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand
that your data are rectified, blocked or eradicated. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the
address disclosed in section “Information Required by Law” on this website if you have questions about this
or any other data protection related issues. You also have the right to log a complaint with the competent
Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of
your personal data. For details, please consult the Data Protection Declaration under section “Right to
Restriction of Data Processing.”
Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties
There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analysed when your visit our website.
Such analyses are performed primarily with cookies and with what we refer to as analysis programmes. As a
rule, the analyses of your browsing patterns are conducted anonymously; i.e. the browsing patterns cannot
be traced back to you.
You have the option to object to such analyses or you can prevent their performance by not using certain
tools. For detailed information about the tools and about your options to object, please consult our Data
Protection Declaration below.
2. General information and mandatory information
The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence,
we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data
protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.
Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises
data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we
collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the
information is collected.
We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications)
may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.
Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)
The data processing controller on this website is:
Phone: +498543/9609 10
The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes
decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail
Revocation of your consent to the processing of data
A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also
revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an
informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that
occurred prior to your revocation.
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct
advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
In the event that data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at
any time object to the processing of your personal data based on grounds arising from your unique
situation. This also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. To determine the legal basis, on
which any processing of data is based, please consult this Data Protection Declaration. If you log an
objection, we will no longer process your affected personal data, unless we are in a position to present
compelling protection worthy grounds for the processing of your data, that outweigh your interests, rights
and freedoms or if the purpose of the processing is the claiming, exercising or defence of legal
entitlements (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).
If your personal data is being processed in order to engage in direct advertising, you have the right to at
any time object to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of such advertising. This
also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated with such direct advertising. If you object, your
personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to
Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).
Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory
agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the
place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other
administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.
Right to data portability
You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your
consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine
readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done
only if it is technically feasible.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or
inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption
programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the
browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Encrypted payment transactions on this website
If you are under an obligation to share your payment information (e.g. account number if you give us the
authority to debit your bank account) with us after you have entered into a fee-based contract with us, this
information is required to process payments.
Payment transactions using common modes of paying (Visa/MasterCard, debit to your bank account) are
processed exclusively via encrypted SSL or TLS connections. You can recognise an encrypted connection by
checking whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the
appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If the communication with us is encrypted, third parties will not be able to read the payment information you
share with us.
Information about, blockage, rectification and eradication of data
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand
information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the
processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified, blocked or eradicated. If you
have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate
to contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.”
Right to demand processing restrictions
You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is
concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information
Required by Law.” The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:
- In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need
some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to
demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to
demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
- If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal
entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead
of its eradication.
- If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be
weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the
right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving –
may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to
protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by
the European Union or a member state of the EU.
Rejection of unsolicited e-mails
We herewith object to the use of contact information published in conjunction with the mandatory
information to be provided in section “Information Required by Law” to send us promotional and information
material that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this website and its pages reserve the
express right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional information, for
instance via SPAM messages.
3. Recording of data on our website
In some instances, our website and its pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your
computer and do not contain viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user friendly,
effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your leave
our site. Other cookies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to
recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.
You can adjust the settings of your browser to make sure that you are notified every time cookies are placed
and to enable you to accept cookies only in specific cases or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific
situations or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you
deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.
Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications transaction or to provide
certain functions you want to use (e.g. the shopping cart function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit.
f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error free
and optimised provision of the operator’s services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your
browsing patterns) should be stored, they are addressed separately in this Data Protection Declaration.
Server log files
The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server
log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:
- The type and version of browser used
- The used operating system
- Referrer URL
- The hostname of the accessing computer
- The time of the server inquiry
- The IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate
interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to
achieve this, server log files must be recorded.
If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any
contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event
that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.
Hence, the processing of the data entered into the contact form occurs exclusively based on your consent
(Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any consent you have already given us.
To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without
prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the
data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being
archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without
prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.
Request by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name,
request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these
data on without your consent.
The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution
of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is
based on your consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since
we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.
The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your
consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request).
Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.
Registration on this website
You have the option to register on our website to be able to use additional website functions. We shall use
the data you enter only for the purpose of using the respective offer or service you have registered for. The
required information we request at the time of registration must be entered in full. Otherwise we shall reject
To notify you of any important changes to the scope of our portfolio or in the event of technical
modifications, we shall use the e-mail address provided during the registration process.
We shall process the data entered during the registration process on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1
lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you
are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the
lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
The data recorded during the registration process shall be stored by us as long as you are registered on our
website. Subsequently, such data shall be deleted. This shall be without prejudice to mandatory statutory
Processing of data (customer and contract data)
We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent necessary for the establishment, content
organization or change of the legal relationship (data inventory). These actions are taken on the basis of Art.
6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual
actions. We collect, process and use personal data concerning the use of our website (usage data) only to the
extent that this is necessary to make it possible for users to utilize the services and to bill for them.
The collected customer data shall be eradicated upon completion of the order or the termination of the
business relationship. This shall be without prejudice to any statutory retention mandates.
Data transfer upon closing of contracts for services and digital content
We share personal data with third parties only if this is necessary in conjunction with the handling of the
contract; for instance, with the financial institution tasked with the processing of payments.
Any further transfer of data shall not occur or shall only occur if you have expressly consented to the
transfer. Any sharing of your data with third parties in the absence of your express consent, for instance for
advertising purposes, shall not occur.
The basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the
fulfilment of a contract or for pre-contractual actions.
4. Social media
Facebook plug-ins (Like & Share button)
We have integrated plug-ins of the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way,
Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, on our website. You will be able to recognise Facebook plug-ins by the
Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our website. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins is available under
the following link:
Whenever you visit our website and its pages, the plug-in will establish a direct connection between your
browser and the Facebook server. As a result, Facebook will receive the information that you have visited
our website with your plug-in. However, if you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into
your Facebook account, you can link the content of our website and its pages with your Facebook profile. As
a result, Facebook will be able to allocate the visit to our website and its pages to your Facebook user
account. We have to point out, that we as the provider of the website do not have any knowledge of the
transferred data and its use by Facebook. For more detailed information, please consult the Data Privacy
Declaration of Facebook at:
If you do not want Facebook to be able to allocate your visit to our website and its pages to your Facebook
user account, please log out of your Facebook account while you are on our website.
The use of the Facebook plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a
legitimate interest in being as visible as possible on social media.
We have integrated functions of the social media platform Twitter into our website. These functions are
provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. While you use
Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to
other users. During this process, data are transferred to Twitter as well. We must point out, that we, the
providers of the website and its pages do not know anything about the content of the data transferred and
the use of this information by Twitter. For more details, please consult Twitter’s Data Privacy Declaration at:
The use of Twitter plug-ins is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate
interest in being as visible as possible on social media.
You have the option to reset your data protection settings on Twitter under the account settings at
Our website and its pages use functions of Google+; the provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”),
Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland
Recording and sharing of information: With the assistance of the Google+ button, you can publish
information worldwide. The Google+ button provides you and other users with custom tailored Google
content as well as content of our partners. Google saves the information you have entered for content with
+1 as well as information about the website/page you viewed when you clicked on +1. Your +1 entries may
appear as information along with your profile name and your photo on Google services, such as in search
results or in your Google profile or in other locations on websites and ads on the Internet.
Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google’s services for you and others. To be
able to use the Google+ button, you will need a public Google profile, which is visible around the world,
which must contain at least the name you have chosen for your profile. This name is used in conjunction with
all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name you have used when sharing
content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know
your e-mail address or are in possession of other information related to you that identifies you.
Use of the recorded information: Besides the abovementioned purposes of use, the information you provide
is also used in compliance with the applicable Google Data Privacy Policies. Google may potentially publish
summary statistics about the +1 activities of its users or shares this information with users and partners,
such as publishers, prospective customers or affiliated websites.
The use of the Google+ plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a
legitimate interest in being as visible as possible on social media.
We have integrated functions of the public media platform Instagram into our website. These functions are
being offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.
If you are logged into your Instagram account, you may click the Instagram button to link contents from our
website to your Instagram profile. This enables Instagram to allocate your visit to our website to your user
account. We have to point out that we as the provider of the website and its pages do not have any
knowledge of the content of the data transferred and its use by Instagram.
The use of the Instagram plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a
legitimate interest in being as visible as possible on social media.
For more information on this subject, please consult Instagram’s Data Privacy Declaration at:
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is the XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32,
20354 Hamburg, Germany.
Any time one of our sites/pages that contains functions of XING is accessed, a connection with XING’s
servers is established. As far as we know, this does not result in the archiving of any personal data. In
particular, the service does not store any IP addresses or analyse user patterns.
The use of the XING plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate
interest in being as visible as possible on social media.
For more information on data protection and the XING share button please consult the Data Protection
Declaration of Xing at:
5. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is
Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files, which are stored on your computer and that
enable an analysis of the use of the website by users. The information generated by cookies on your use of
this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the utilization of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit.
f GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize
both, the services offered online and the operator’s advertising activities.
On this website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. As a result, your IP address will be
abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that have ratified
the Convention on the European Economic Area prior to its transmission to the United States. The full IP
address will be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the United States and abbreviated there only in
exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall use this information to analyse
your use of this website to generate reports on website activities and to render other services to the
operator of this website that are related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address
transmitted in conjunction with Google Analytics from your browser shall not be merged with other data in
You do have the option to prevent the archiving of cookies by making pertinent changes to the settings of
your browser software. However, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the
functions of this website to their fullest extent. Moreover, you have the option prevent the recording of the
data generated by the cookie and affiliated with your use of the website (including your IP address) by
Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in
available under the following link:
Objection to the recording of data
You have the option to prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following
link. This will result in the placement of an opt out cookie, which prevents the recording of your data during
future visits to this website:
Google Analytics deactivation.
For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data
Privacy Declaration at:
Contract data processing
We have executed a contract data processing agreement with Google and are implementing the stringent
provisions of the German data protection agencies to the fullest when using Google Analytics.
Demographic parameters provided by Google Analytics
This website uses the function “demographic parameters” provided by Google Analytics. It makes it possible
to generate reports providing information on the age, gender and interests of website visitors. The sources
of this information are interest-related advertising by Google as well as visitor data obtained from third
party providers. This data cannot be allocated to a specific individual. You have the option to deactivate this
function at any time by making pertinent settings changes for advertising in your Google account or you can
generally prohibit the recording of your data by Google Analytics as explained in section “Objection to the
recording of data.”
Data on the user or incident level stored by Google linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs (e.g.
DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) will be anonymized or deleted after 14 month. For details
please click the following link:
1&1 Web Analytics
This website uses 1&1-Webanalytics analysis services. The provider of these services is 1&1 Internet SE,
Elgendorfer Straße 57, 56410 Montabaur, Germany. In conjunction with the performance of analyses by
1&1, it is possible to e.g. analyze the number of visitors and their behavior patterns during visits (e.g. number
of pages accessed, duration of their visits to the website, percentage of aborted visits), visitor origins (i.e.
from which site does the visitor arrive at our site), visitor locations as well as technical data (browser and
session of operating system used). For these purposes, 1&1 archives in particular the following data:
- Referrer (previously visited website)
- Accessed page on the website or file
- Browser type and browser version
- Used operating system
- Type of device used
- Website access time
- Anonymized IP address (used only to determine the access location)
According to 1&1, the data recorded are completely anonymized so they cannot be tracked back to
individuals. 1&1-Webanalytics does not archive cookies.
The data are stored and analyzed pursuant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a
legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user patterns to optimize both, the operator’s web
presentation as well as the operator’s promotional activities. For more information affiliated with the
recording and processing of data by 1&1-Webanalytics, please click on the following links:
Contract data processing
We have executed a contract data processing agreement with 1&1. The aim of this contract is to ensure the
data protection regulation compliant handling of your personal data by 1&1.
Google AdSense (not personalized)
This website uses Google AdSense, an ad embedding service provided by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”),
Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
We use Google AdSense in the “non-personalized” mode. Contrary to the personalized mode, the ads are not
based on your previous user patterns and the service does not generate a user profile for you. Instead, the
service uses so-called “context information” to choose the ads that are posted for you to view. The selected
ads are thus based e.g. on your location, the content of the website you are visiting at the time or the search
terms you are using. To learn more about the distinct differences between personalized targeting and
targeting that has not been personalized by Google AdSense, please click on the following link:
Please keep in mind that even the use of the non-personalized mode of Google Adsense results in the
potential archiving of cookies. According to Google, these cookies are used to combat fraud and misuse.
These cookies will remain on your device until you delete them.
The use of Google Adsense in the non-personalized mode is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDRP. We have a
justified interest in the analysis of user patterns to be able to optimize both, our web presentation and our
Google is certified in accordance with the “EU-US Privacy Shield.” The Privacy Shield accord was executed
between the European Union and the United States with the aim of ensuring that European Data Protection
Standards are observed in conjunction with the processing of data in the United States. Every company that
is certified in accordance with the Privacy Shield regulations undertakes to comply with these data
You have the option to autonomously adjust the advertising settings in your user account. To do so, please
click on the link provided below and log in:
For more information about Google’s advertising technologies, please click here:
Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking
This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online promotional program of Google Ireland Limited
(“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
In conjunction with Google AdWords, we use a tool called Conversion Tracking. If you click on an ad posted
by Google, a cookie for Conversion Tracking purposes will be placed. Cookies are small text files the web
browser places on the user’s computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally
identify users. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and
we will be able to recognise that the user has clicked on an ad and has been linked to this page.
A different cookie is allocated to every Google AdWords customer. These cookies cannot be tracked via
websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained with the assistance of the Conversion cookie is
used to generate Conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted to use Conversion Tracking.
The users receive the total number of users that have clicked on their ads and have been linked to a page
equipped with a Conversion Tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that would allow
them to personally identify these users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you have the option to
object to this use by easily deactivating the Google Conversion Tracking cookie via your web browser under
user settings. If you do this, you will not be included in the Conversion Tracking statistics.
The storage of “Conversion” cookies and the use of this tracking tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR.
The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns, in order to optimize the
operator’s web offerings and advertising.
To review more detailed information about Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking, please
consult the Data Privacy Policies of Google at:
You can set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified anytime cookies are placed and you
can permit cookies only in certain cases or exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain instances or in
general and you can also activate the automatic deletion of cookies upon closing of the browser. If you
deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.
If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on this website, we will need from you an e-mail
address as well as information that allow us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided
and consent to the receipt of the newsletter. No further data shall be collected or shall be collected only on a
voluntary basis. We shall use such data only for the sending of the requested information and shall not share
such data with any third parties.
The processing of the information entered into the newsletter subscription form shall occur exclusively on
the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke the consent you have given to the
archiving of data, the e-mail address and the use of this information for the sending of the newsletter at any
time, for instance by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. This shall be without prejudice to
the lawfulness of any data processing transactions that have taken place to date.
The data you archive with us for the purpose of the newsletter subscription shall be archived by us until you
unsubscribe from the newsletter. Once you cancel your subscription to the newsletter, the data shall be
deleted. This shall not affect data we have been archiving for other purposes.
7. Plug-ins and Tools
YouTube with expanded data protection integration
Our website uses plug-ins of the YouTube platform, which is being operated by Google Ireland Limited
(“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
We use YouTube in the expanded data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that
YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video.
Nevertheless, this does not necessarily mean that the sharing of data with YouTube partners can be ruled
out as a result of the expanded data protection mode. For instance, regardless of whether you are watching a
video, YouTube will always establish a connection with the Google DoubleClick network.
As soon as you start to play a YouTube video on our website, a connection to YouTube’s servers will be
established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages you have visited. If you are
logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your
browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your
Furthermore, after you have started to play a video, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your
device. With the assistance of these cookies, YouTube will be able to obtain information about our website
visitor. Among other things, this information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim of
improving the user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud. These cookies will stay
on your device until you delete them.
Under certain circumstances, additional data processing transactions may be triggered after you have
started to play a YouTube video, which are beyond our control.
The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner.
Pursuant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest.
Google Maps (with consent)
This website uses Google Maps, a mapping/location service, via an API. The provider is Google Ireland
Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
To warrant data protection on our website, you will find that Google Maps has been deactivated when you
visit our website for the first time. A direct connection to Google’s servers will not be established until you
have activated Google Maps autonomously at your end (i.e. given your consent pursuant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a
GDPR). This will prevent the transfer of your data to Google during your first visit to our website.
Once you have activated the service, Google Maps will store your IP address. As a rule, it is subsequently
transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored. The provider of this website does not
have any control over this data transfer once Google Maps has been activated.
For more information about the handling of user data, please consult the Data Privacy Declaration of Google
under the following link:
8. Payment service providers and resellers
Among other options, we offer payment via PayPal on our website. The provider of this payment processing
service is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter
referred to as “PayPal”).
If you choose payment via PayPal, we will share the payment information you enter with PayPal.
The legal basis for the sharing of your data with PayPal is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR (consent) as well as Art. 6
Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR (processing for the fulfilment of a contract). You have the option to at any time revoke
your consent to the processing of your data. Such a revocation shall not have any impact on the effectiveness
of data processing transactions that occurred in the past.
9. Custom Services
We offer website visitors the opportunity to submit job applications to us (e.g. via e-mail, via postal services
on by submitting the online job application form). Below, we will brief you on the scope, purpose and use of
the personal data collected from you in conjunction with the application process. We assure you that the
collection, processing and use of your data will occur in compliance with the applicable data privacy rights
and all other statutory provisions and that your data will always be treated as strictly confidential.
Scope and purpose of the collection of data
If you submit a job application to us, we will process any affiliated personal data (e.g. contact and
communications data, application documents, notes taken during job interviews, etc.), if they are required to
make a decision concerning the establishment or an employment relationship. The legal grounds for the
aforementioned are § 26 New GDPR according to German Law (Negotiation of an Employment
Relationship), Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR (General Contract Negotiations) and – provided you have given us
your consent – Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR. You may revoke any consent given at any time. Within our company,
your personal data will only be shared with individuals who are involved in the processing of your job
If your job application should result in your recruitment, the data you have submitted will be archived on the
grounds of § 26 New GDPR and Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR for the purpose of implementing the employment
relationship in our data processing system.
Data Archiving Period
If we should not be able to offer you a position, if you refuse a job offer, retract your application, revoke your
consent to the processing of your data or ask us to delete your data, we will store your transferred data, incl.
any physically submitted application documents for a maximum of 6 months after the conclusion of the
application process (retention period) to enable us to track the details of the application process in the event
of disparities (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR).
YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO OBJECT TO THIS STORAGE/RETENTION OF YOUR DATA IF YOU HAVE
LEGITIMATE INTERESTS TO DO SO THAT OUTWEIGH OUR INTERESTS.
Once the retention period has expired, the data will be deleted, unless we are subject to any other statutory
retention obligations or if any other legal grounds exist to continue to store the data. If it should be
foreseeable that the retention of your data will be necessary after the retention period has expired (e.g. due
to imminent or pending litigation), the data shall not be deleted until the data have become irrelevant. This
shall be without prejudice to any other statutory retention periods.