Data pri­va­cy

 

Pri­va­cy Poli­cy

 

1. An over­view of data pro­tec­tion

Gene­ral infor­ma­ti­on

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 super­vi­sing agen­cy.

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 this, plea­se con­sult our Data Pro­tec­tion Decla­ra­ti­on below.

You do have the opti­on to object to such ana­ly­ses. We will brief you on the objec­tion opti­ons in this Data Pro­tec­tion Decla­ra­ti­on.

 

2. Gene­ral infor­ma­ti­on and man­da­to­ry infor­ma­ti­on

 

Data pro­tec­tion

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:

knooing GmbH
Claudius-Keller-Str. 3b
81669 Mün­chen

Ver­tre­ten durch: Cars­ten Hoch­schon

Pho­ne: +49 89 143 792 90
E-mail: info@knooing.de

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 addres­ses, etc.).

 

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.

 

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

 

Coo­kies

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 brow­ser.

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.

You can chan­ge your coo­kie set­tings here:  Coo­kie Set­tings

 

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.

 

Con­tact form

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 the regis­tra­ti­on.

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 reten­ti­on obli­ga­ti­ons.

 

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.

 

 

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: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

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: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.

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.

 

Twit­ter plug-in

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: https://twitter.com/en/privacy.

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 https://twitter.com/account/settings.

 

Lin­kedIn plug-in

Our web­site uses func­tions of the Lin­kedIn net­work. The pro­vi­der is Lin­kedIn Cor­po­ra­ti­on, 2029 Stier­lin Court, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA.

Any time you access one of our sites that con­ta­ins func­tions of Lin­kedIn, a con­nec­tion to LinkedIn’s ser­vers is esta­blished. Lin­kedIn is noti­fied that you have visi­ted our web­sites with your IP address. If you click on LinkedIn’s “Recom­mend” but­ton and are log­ged into your Lin­kedIn account at the time, Lin­kedIn will be in a posi­ti­on to allo­ca­te your visit to our web­site to your user account. We have to point out that we as the pro­vi­der of the web­sites do not have any know­ledge of the con­tent of the trans­fer­red data and its use by Lin­kedIn.

The use of the Lin­kedIn 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 fur­t­her infor­ma­ti­on on this sub­ject, plea­se con­sult LinkedIn’s Data Pri­va­cy Decla­ra­ti­on at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

 

 

5. Ana­ly­sis tools and adver­ti­sing

 

Goog­le Ana­ly­tics

This web­site uses func­tions of the web ana­ly­sis ser­vice Goog­le Ana­ly­tics. The pro­vi­der of this ser­vice is Goog­le Inc., 1600 Amphi­theat­re Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA.

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.

IP anony­mi­za­ti­on

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 Google’s pos­ses­si­on.

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

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: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

 

 

6. News­let­ter

News­let­ter data

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

Goog­le Web Fonts

To ensu­re that fonts used on this web­site are uni­form, this web­site uses so-called Web Fonts pro­vi­ded by Goog­le. When you access a page on our web­site, your brow­ser will load the requi­red web fonts into your brow­ser cache to cor­rect­ly dis­play text and fonts.

To do this, the brow­ser you use will have to esta­blish a con­nec­tion with Google’s ser­vers. As a result, Goog­le will learn that your IP address was used to access our web­site. The use of Goog­le Web Fonts is based on our inte­rest in pre­sen­ting our online con­tent in a uni­form and appe­aling way. Accord­ing to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest.

If your brow­ser should not sup­port Web Fonts, a stan­dard font instal­led on your com­pu­ter will be used.

For more infor­ma­ti­on on Goog­le Web Fonts, plea­se fol­low this link: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and con­sult Google’s Data Pri­va­cy Decla­ra­ti­on under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Goog­le Maps

Via an API, this web­site uses the map­ping ser­vice Goog­le Maps. The pro­vi­der is Goog­le Inc., 1600 Amphi­theat­re Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA.

To enab­le the use of the Goog­le Maps fea­tures, your IP address must be stored. As a rule, this infor­ma­ti­on is trans­fer­red to one of Google’s ser­vers in the United Sta­tes, whe­re it is archi­ved. The ope­ra­tor of this web­site has no con­trol over the data trans­fer.

We use Goog­le Maps to pre­sent our online con­tent in an appe­aling man­ner and to make the loca­ti­ons dis­c­lo­sed on our web­site easy to find. This con­sti­tu­tes a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest as defi­ned in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR.

For more infor­ma­ti­on on the hand­ling of user data, plea­se review Google’s Data Pri­va­cy Decla­ra­ti­on under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

 

Inter­com Ser­vices

We use third-party ana­ly­tics ser­vices to help under­stand your usa­ge of our ser­vices. In par­ti­cu­lar, we pro­vi­de a limi­ted amount of your infor­ma­ti­on (such as sign-up date and some per­so­nal infor­ma­ti­on like your email address) to Inter­com, Inc. (“Inter­com”) and uti­li­ze Inter­com to collect data for ana­ly­tics pur­po­ses when you visit our web­site or use our pro­duct. As a data pro­ces­sor acting on our behalf, Inter­com ana­ly­zes your use of our web­site and/or pro­duct and tracks our rela­ti­ons­hip by way of coo­kies and simi­lar tech­no­lo­gies so that we can impro­ve our ser­vice to you. For more infor­ma­ti­on on Intercom’s use of coo­kies, plea­se visit https://www.intercom.com/terms-and-policies#cookie-policy. We may also use Inter­com as a medi­um for com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons, eit­her through email, or through messa­ges wit­hin our product(s). As part of our ser­vice agree­ments, Inter­com collects publicly avail­ab­le con­tact and soci­al infor­ma­ti­on rela­ted to you, such as your email address, gen­der, com­pa­ny, job tit­le, pho­tos, web­site URLs, soci­al net­work hand­les and phy­si­cal addres­ses, to enhan­ce your user expe­ri­ence. For more infor­ma­ti­on on the pri­va­cy prac­tices of Inter­com, plea­se visit https://www.intercom.com/terms-and-policies#privacy. Intercom’s ser­vices are gover­ned by Intercom’s terms of use which can be found at https://www.intercom.com/terms-and-policies#terms. If you would like to opt out of having this infor­ma­ti­on collec­ted by or sub­mit­ted to Inter­com, plea­se con­tact us via the con­tac­t­in­for­ma­ti­on pro­vi­ded abo.

 

 

8. Our soci­al media appearan­ces

Data pro­ces­sing through soci­al net­works

We main­tain publicly avail­ab­le pro­files in soci­al net­works. The indi­vi­du­al soci­al net­works we use can be found below.
Soci­al net­works such as Face­book, Goog­le+ etc. can gene­ral­ly ana­ly­se your user beha­viour com­pre­hen­si­ve­ly if you visit their web­site or a web­site with inte­gra­ted soci­al media con­tent (e.g. like but­tons or ban­ner ads). When you visit our soci­al media pages, nume­rous data protection-relevant pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons are trig­ge­red.

In detail: If you are log­ged in to your soci­al media account and visit our soci­al media page, the ope­ra­tor of the soci­al media por­tal can assign this visit to your user account. Under cer­tain cir­cum­s­tan­ces, your per­so­nal data may also be recor­ded if you are not log­ged in or do not have an account with the respec­tive soci­al media por­tal. In this case, this data is collec­ted, for examp­le, via coo­kies stored on your device or by record­ing your IP address.

Using the data collec­ted in this way, the ope­ra­tors of the soci­al media por­tals can crea­te user pro­files in which their pre­fe­ren­ces and inte­rests are stored. This way you can see interest-based adver­ti­sing insi­de and out­side of your soci­al media pre­sence. If you have an account with the soci­al net­work, interest-based adver­ti­sing can be dis­play­ed on any device you are log­ged in to or have log­ged in to.

Plea­se also note that we can­not retrace all pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons on the soci­al media por­tals. Depen­ding on the pro­vi­der, addi­tio­nal pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons may the­re­fo­re be car­ri­ed out by the ope­ra­tors of the soci­al media por­tals. Details can be found in the terms of use and pri­va­cy poli­cy of the respec­tive soci­al media por­tals.

 

Legal basis

Our soci­al media appearan­ces should ensu­re the widest pos­si­ble pre­sence on the Inter­net. This is a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest wit­hin the mea­ning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The ana­ly­sis pro­ces­ses initia­ted by the soci­al net­works may be based on diver­gent legal bases to be spe­ci­fied by the ope­ra­tors of the soci­al net­works (e.g. con­sent wit­hin the mea­ning of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR).

 

Respon­si­bi­li­ty and asser­ti­on of rights

If you visit one of our soci­al media sites (e.g., Face­book), we, toge­ther with the ope­ra­tor of the soci­al media plat­form, are respon­si­ble for the data pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons trig­ge­red during this visit. You can in princip­le pro­tect your rights (infor­ma­ti­on, cor­rec­tion, dele­ti­on, limi­ta­ti­on of pro­ces­sing, data por­ta­bi­li­ty and com­p­laint) vis-à-vis us as well as vis-à-vis the ope­ra­tor of the respec­tive soci­al media por­tal (e.g. Face­book).
Plea­se note that despi­te the sha­red respon­si­bi­li­ty with the soci­al media por­tal ope­ra­tors, we do not have full influ­ence on the data pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons of the soci­al media por­tals. Our opti­ons are deter­mi­ned by the com­pa­ny poli­cy of the respec­tive pro­vi­der.

Sto­ra­ge time

The data collec­ted direct­ly from us via the soci­al media pre­sence will be dele­ted from our sys­tems as soon as the pur­po­se for their sto­ra­ge lap­ses, you ask us to dele­te it, you revo­ke your con­sent to the sto­ra­ge or the pur­po­se for the data sto­ra­ge lap­ses. Stored coo­kies remain on your device until you dele­te them. Man­da­to­ry sta­tu­to­ry pro­vi­si­ons – in par­ti­cu­lar, reten­ti­on peri­ods – remain unaf­fec­ted.

We have no con­trol over the sto­ra­ge dura­ti­on of your data that are stored by the soci­al net­work ope­ra­tors for their own pur­po­ses. For details, plea­se con­tact the soci­al net­work ope­ra­tors direct­ly (e.g. in their pri­va­cy poli­cy, see below).

 

Indi­vi­du­al soci­al net­works

Face­book

We have a pro­fi­le on Face­book. The pro­vi­der is Face­book Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Men­lo Park, Cali­for­nia 94025, USA. Face­book is cer­ti­fied under the EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield.

You can custo­mi­se your adver­ti­sing set­tings inde­pendent­ly in your user account. Click on the fol­lo­wing link and log in:
https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads

Details can be found in the Face­book pri­va­cy poli­cy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

 

Twit­ter

We use the short messa­ge ser­vice Twit­ter. The pro­vi­der is Twit­ter Inc., 1355 Mar­ket Street, Sui­te 900, San Fran­cis­co, CA 94103, United Sta­tes. Twit­ter is cer­ti­fied under the EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield.

You can custo­mi­se your Twit­ter pri­va­cy set­tings in your user account. Click on the fol­lo­wing link and log in:
https://twitter.com/personalization

For details, see the Twit­ter Pri­va­cy Poli­cy: https://twitter.com/privacy

Insta­gram

We have a pro­fi­le on Insta­gram. The pro­vi­der is Insta­gram Inc., 1601 Wil­low Road, Men­lo Park, CA, 94025, USA. For details on how they hand­le your per­so­nal infor­ma­ti­on, see the Insta­gram Pri­va­cy Poli­cy:
https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

 

XING

We have a pro­fi­le on XING. The pro­vi­der is XING AG, Damm­tor­stra­ße 29–32, 20354 Ham­burg, Ger­ma­ny. Details on their hand­ling of your per­so­nal data can be found in the XING Pri­va­cy Poli­cy:
https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung

 

Lin­kedIn

We have a Lin­kedIn pro­fi­le. The pro­vi­der is the Lin­kedIn Ire­land Unli­mi­ted Com­pa­ny, Wil­ton Pla­za, Wil­ton Place, Dub­lin 2, Ire­land. Lin­kedIn is cer­ti­fied under the EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield. Lin­kedIn uses adver­ti­sing coo­kies.

If you want to dis­able Lin­kedIn adver­ti­sing coo­kies, plea­se use the fol­lo­wing link:
https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out

For details on how they hand­le your per­so­nal infor­ma­ti­on, plea­se refer to LinkedIn’s pri­va­cy poli­cy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy